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 (69 reviews) - 98% of the 69 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (9,248 reviews) - 95% of the 9,248 user reviews for this game are positive.
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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Briimztone NEW PC
3.9 hrs
Posted: August 24
No words needed, just play it.
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Hydra
10.2 hrs
Posted: August 23
This game is a mind boggling puzzle game for thinkers.

This game really makes you think about philosophy and also obviously about the puzzles.

I recommend this game to anyone who likes Puzzles, Illusions, Mind ♥♥♥♥s, Impossible things, Psychology, and Philosophy.
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Dead inside
11.7 hrs
Posted: August 22
This makes me feel more lost then normal.O.O
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Melody
9.1 hrs
Posted: August 21
I don't have much else to add to all the other positive reviews, but I just wanted to give it a recommendation because it's a very unique puzzler. Hoping for a sequel.
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as3
8.7 hrs
Posted: August 21
Antichamber is The Stanley Parable of puzzle games.
Well, The Stanley Parable came out later, so The Stanley Parable is the Antichamber of story games.
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RedRussianBear
12.4 hrs
Posted: August 21
Saying much about this game would ruin parts of it. A fantastic and innovative puzzle game. If you wished the puzzles in Portal were harder and the setting more Zen, you will love this.
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Admiral Undies
6.0 hrs
Posted: August 21
One of the simplest, beautiful, and confusing puzzlers out there. Do your best avoiding guides because when you finally start figuring things out for yourself, it gets super rewarding. Reminds me of The Talos Principle without all the existentialism. It's all about the blocks.
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Yung Aime
8.1 hrs
Posted: August 20
Like portal on acid.
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tlfotjak
16.8 hrs
Posted: August 20
Fantastic game. The puzzles will have you scratching your head and then...Eureka! You'll wonder how you didn't see the solution before.

For the easily nauseated, try playing it in windowed mode.
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EGO.LumberJack
5.3 hrs
Posted: August 19
Amazingingly complex. One moment enjoying a casual experience and the next completley clueless what to do next.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
10 of 10 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
12.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 30
I wholly and heartily recommend this game. I spent hours playing it, trying to discover as much as I could about it. I really can't say much else, because if I do, I risk spoiling it for you.

Buy it.
Play it.
Love it.
Spread it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
I actually think this game is better than The Witness (which is still a good game). It's taken me 2.5 years to get the green gun (I was playing for a day, giving up, leaving it for 6 months then trying again!). I finally drew the map out on paper, wrote everything I know down and used a bit of intelligence to progress. Superb puzzle game!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 31
Antichamber
A few words from David, your friend.

This game is more than an a surreal indie-puzzle game to me... I've found that every bit of advice I've uncovered along my journey to the finish line, applies to real life just as much as it does to Antichamber.

I don't feel adequate enough to write a worthy review of the amazing Antichamber. Instead, I ask that anyone looking into picking up Antichamber, friend me.


http://store.steampowered.com/app/219890/
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 26
Its a great game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 27
Wow, what a game. A trip from start to finish.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 27
The more that's played, the more dream-like the game becomes.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
17.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 8
It took me 15 hours to beat, am I tarded? I 100% it tho no guides
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