Antichamber is a mind-bending psychological exploration game where nothing can be taken for granted. Discover an Escher-like world where hallways wrap around upon each other, spaces reconfigure themselves, and accomplishing the impossible may just be the only way forward.
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Very Positive (124 reviews) - 92% of the 124 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Release Date: Jan 31, 2013

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“Even as the developer told me what the game was doing to mess with my brain while I was playing it, it still succeeded in messing with my brain.”
Rock, Paper, Shotgun

“The most tenacious, infuriating obstacle you’ll face throughout the game is yourself.”
PC Gamer

“Every aspect of Antichamber is made to get players out of their comfort zone.”
VentureBeat

About This Game

Antichamber is a mind-bending psychological exploration game where nothing can be taken for granted. Discover an Escher-like world where hallways wrap around upon each other, spaces reconfigure themselves, and accomplishing the impossible may just be the only way forward.


Several years in the making, Antichamber received over 25 awards and honors throughout its development, in major competitions including the Independent Games Festival, the PAX10, IndieCade and Make Something Unreal. Antichamber was also supported by the Indie Fund.

Key Features

  • A deeply psychological experience that will make you question everything you know about how a game works.
  • Mind-bending challenges that will subvert your expectations at every twist and turn.
  • An enormous, seamless non-Euclidean world to explore.
  • Lifelike soundscapes developed by Robin Arnott and an ambient soundtrack composed by Siddhartha Barnhoorn.
  • A gun that can create, destroy and manipulate matter, allowing you to discover new ways to overcome your surroundings.

System Requirements

    • OS:Windows XP SP2, Vista, or Windows 7
    • Processor:2.0+ GHz or better (dual core recommended)
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:NVIDIA 8000 series or higher (Shader Model 3 Compatible)
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:1 GB HD space
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超死の絶対神
( 5.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
This has to be one of the most boundary-pushing puzzle games I've ever played since Portal. Each room is packed with some sort of trick that challenges the conventions of gaming and reality. You have to completely immerse yourself into the game and open your mind so that you may get past some this game's tricks. As for as exploration goes, Antichamber is a lot like Metroid; you find upgrades to your weapons that help you advance to the next part of the game. The game has a great way of making you feel very smart when everything finally clicks and you figure it out. At times, though, I have had to look up walkthroughs of this game so that I could pass. If there is one criticism I have for this game, it is that some of the trickier rooms don't have much of a reward for solving them. You don't have a whole lot to show for beating the harder puzzles if you are a completionist. But even so, I am glad I picked up this game.

10/10
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Ihadnoidea
( 11.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
General Review

Antichamber. In my opinion it's a really great game despite being "simple". But beware because I promise that you are not prepared. Euclidian spaces aren't something that this game knows about. You'll most likely get stuck at least once. The mechanics are easy to understand but quite tricky to use. The ambiance is very relaxing actually, which helps ease your mind, especially when you're not getting the point of the puzzle.

I can't really say there's any sort of pros or cons. You get it, or you don't. But while you progress you'll get a clearer vision of things. Some mechanics will be reused in parts of the map you didn't think you could.
One other great thing is the motivational quotes you can find throughout the map. Getting them all is rather satisfying as well. But they really hint you on what to do sometimes.
One small protest I'd have to make is dev rooms. They're hidden and sometimes impossibly hard to get to. But they also are decoys to where to go next or how to progress, which sucks. If you're going to hide them, sure but regroup them or put them on a special path dedicated to them.

Overall I'd give it 9/10. I mean, it's challenging, it's somewhat relaxing, and helps you develop how you think things.
I've found a "Under Construction"-labelled door. Does that mean something will be added or it's just aesthetic? I sure as hell don't know. Find out yourself while playing the game.
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Vitur Hross
( 8.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
The more that's played, the more dream-like the game becomes.
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skoopy
( 6.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
Wow, what a game. A trip from start to finish.
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Ducky
( 6.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
Antichamber is a very interesting 3D puzzle game that uses cubes and gravity cubes. It is one of it's kind. Also it is awesome for speedrun

Pros:
Beautiful Sounds
Beautiful Music
CUBES
GUNS
TIMER
FUN
PLAYED FOR 7 HOURS STRAIGHT
Cons:
If you have too many blocks you can break the game
There are a little bit of gltiches
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Ant_Grenade
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
Its a great game.
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ViolaEbola
( 11.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
Probably my favorite puzzle game of all time.

This game has obstacles that aren't obvious at first, and will leave you scratching your head for a little bit, but later you'll be like "oh, of course, how can I be so stupid?".

Antichamber combines a minimalistic art style with a smooth, illusion puzzle game.

I would buy the sequel to this game if it had one.
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Excalibur
( 9.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
Amazing puzzle game. When it goes on sale buy it. You won't regret it. It'll leave you confused, dazed, and upset. It's great.
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Dark Ansi
( 13.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
I typicall reserve my reviews for the amazing or horrible.
This game leans towards amazing. It has a tendency to use beautiful visuals and level designs in a unique way that can bend the mind in ways that feel fantastical in nature.

If you enjoy games like portal then I can confidently say you will like this game.
The only negative I have is the lack of story, as I played I felt something would be revealed about the true nature of the Antichamber, instead I was left with more questions then answers.

Overall it was a fun ride.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
Based on the first hour alone, I would not recommend this game, but by the time I finished it, I loved it! At first the puzzles appear to all be bizarre trial-and-error types. I found that I could typically play for an hour before I'd get stuck, but then I seemed to immediately find the solution for whatever puzzle had stumped me whenever I next played. Despite the bizarre nature of the puzzles, there is a consistency that you discover as you play the game. By the time I reached the final portion of the game, I felt like I knew exactly what to do in each situation.

The minimalistic art works for the game, but it is not great. Navigating the map is quite difficult during the middle portion of the game as some areas are only accessible if you make a long trek from another area and the corridors change as you walk through them. Eventually you learn how to get where you need to go, so the navigation issues disappear in the late game (assuming you don't have long breaks between play sessions and forget what you've learned).

I would say anyone who enjoys a good puzzle game should give this a shot, and make sure you play well past the point where you get your first gun. The first hour or so may not be all that impressive, but I think you'll like it if you stick with it!
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
Recommended
19.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
my head.



it asploded
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
11.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 28
General Review

Antichamber. In my opinion it's a really great game despite being "simple". But beware because I promise that you are not prepared. Euclidian spaces aren't something that this game knows about. You'll most likely get stuck at least once. The mechanics are easy to understand but quite tricky to use. The ambiance is very relaxing actually, which helps ease your mind, especially when you're not getting the point of the puzzle.

I can't really say there's any sort of pros or cons. You get it, or you don't. But while you progress you'll get a clearer vision of things. Some mechanics will be reused in parts of the map you didn't think you could.
One other great thing is the motivational quotes you can find throughout the map. Getting them all is rather satisfying as well. But they really hint you on what to do sometimes.
One small protest I'd have to make is dev rooms. They're hidden and sometimes impossibly hard to get to. But they also are decoys to where to go next or how to progress, which sucks. If you're going to hide them, sure but regroup them or put them on a special path dedicated to them.

Overall I'd give it 9/10. I mean, it's challenging, it's somewhat relaxing, and helps you develop how you think things.
I've found a "Under Construction"-labelled door. Does that mean something will be added or it's just aesthetic? I sure as hell don't know. Find out yourself while playing the game.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
Do you like puzzle games? Well it doesn't matter because this game is really different from other puzzle games. The focus on exploration and the unconventional style of puzzles makes this one of the best yet confusing games out there.
Don't let yourself get fooled by the artstyle, this game is actually pretty beautiful. The ambient sounds also play a big role in the games overall great atmosphere.

Finishing the game takes about 4-8 hours, depending on how good you understand the game. However, there is a lot more to discover, since you most likely haven't seen everything by just playing the game once. There are also some secret rooms with really cool stuff in them.
Personally, I found myself going back to the game many times, and playing it beyond completion. I don't really know why, there is just something special about it.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
Hands down the greatest puzzle game I've ever played. Everything from the mechanics to the aestetics and controls work wonderfully together to create an experience unlike any other game I've played to date.

I honestly wish I could remove my meories of this game and play it again as a fresh experience.

The only real complaint I have about this game is now puzzle games like Portal hold little interest to me by comparison.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
Great game.
Spin your mind round and round and round.
If you enjoyed playing Portal or Portal 2, you'll enjoy this as well.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 12
all i can say is that it is mind bending, it destroys your brain and you might want a psychiatrist handy.




it is very fun
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
21.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
Antichamber is more like a life lesson or a piece of art than a puzzle game. The game is beautiful, immersive and complex. It allows you to play at your own pace, so you can think not only about the puzzles but about the meaning behind the game messages. As your learn how the game work, you enhances not only your playthrough but also your perspective about "real" life. Antichamber will make you feel and think differently than all the other games have ever done, and it's for sure one of the best games I've ever played. If you wanna have a different experience, give it a try. You won't regret it.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 11
So i picked this game up in the steam summer sale, my friend reccomended it to me and i'd seen about 3 minutes of gameplay from a youtuber i watch. My expectations for the game were quite low to start off with. I thought either the game would be really easy or the puzzles would be too hard because of illogical and random solutions that make now sense.
However after playing the game for about 2 hours online and 5-6 offline, It is easily the best puzzle game i have ever played. Some parts were unbelievably challenging and none of the solutions were thrown in just to add an extra 20 mins of gameplay. The game allows you to slowly evolve through the gameplay mechanics in a subtle way and there are multiple ways to progress depending on how early you figure out different things. If you're into deep puzzle games and don't mind back tracking through the game a few times... definitely pick this game up. :)

My only one problem with this game is now that ive given it almost 10 hours, i've completed it ... i have discovered all the easter eggs (i think) and i don't see any viable DLC for this game, so there isn't much replayability. Still i highly reccomend it.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 10
This game was quite the experience for me, Everything being confusing at first, but as you progress you aquire new paths by picking up a "Cube Gun". There will be alot of backtracking, but figuring out your way through the various puzzles and mind bending paths is satisfying. Not to mention the variety of Signs dotted around the game that could open your mind into ways you can get around in life, it made me think about my life and how I could achieve my goals through different methods that I could never think of my self.

If you have motion sickness, I hear that this game will trigger it, so do proceed with caution.
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