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.
User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (7,435 reviews)
Release Date: Jan 31, 2013

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"If you're looking for a 1st person puzzler that requires you to throw away your preconceptions & then makes you brain melt out of your ears. Here it is!"
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Reviews

“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
Helpful customer reviews
125 of 131 people (95%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 13
After 1 year of procastinating to play such a great game.
I don't even know why my brain decide not to finish this game last year, maybe it just got confused.
Nevertheless, now I have finished this game and learn every life lessons that is included in the game.

Every single challenge got real life advice from the dev.
I admit solving the puzzles most of the time frustated me. But you will get the hang of it when you learn how the mechanism works.
One of the advice stated "With more experience, previous challenges aren't so difficult" and that is indeed true.

Truly a lifetime experience, one of a kind and will be remembered as a masterpiece.
Last quote "Every journey comes to an end".
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94 of 95 people (99%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
12.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 19
Pros:
-If you love hardcore puzzle games this is the game for you.
-Unlike other shallow games, this one tells a story, the Journey of life -as it was first called. You slowly see it unveil as you make progress.
-The main feature that I like is that you never know what to expect in the next step you make. The map is full of surprises.
-The design is beautiful and unique.
-The game requires you to pay attention to details and think outside the box, then you will realize that the solution was right in front of your eyes. It has its own logic and its own specific style, and once you come in terms with it, you will love and appreciate every single puzzle.

Cons:
-The music gave me headache after some hours into the game, so I had to turn the volume down. It's supposed to be soothing, but I personally found it a bit annoying.
-There is no Antichamber 2
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48 of 48 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
12.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 20
If you are looking for different and brilliant puzzle game, you have come to the right place.

Some puzzles can be difficult but suprisingly not frustrating, if you find yourself to be stuck on something, you just go to do something else and things will eventually work out, sometimes you might even get to feel good about yourself for figuring it out.

1000 / 1010

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35 of 38 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 26
Well, I hate puzzle games, so I often stay away from them, mostly because I'm not too bright, and some stuff people find extremely easy takes me a LOOONG while to solve. Yep, math and puzzles are not my best.

But, this game is different. Sure, it does take a lot of thinking, so after a long while of moving around aimlessly, I said "Well, why not checking a walkthrough? ♥♥♥♥ it, I'll do it, I really wanna finish this game, but my head hurts and I don't wanna end up killing myself."

And...Jesus. This game.

I freaking love the simplistic design of it, sometimes it looks as if somebody was just drawing lines on a piece of white paper with a pencil. Sure, that looks....Bland at times. But what really shines in here, is when you are suddenly walking in pitch black rooms with bright colors, bright colors in white rooms that look like splattered ink, stuff like that. This game does really make you feel like you are trapped alone in some kind of weird ever changing place like in that movie, The Cube. The M.C Escher like geometry in here is awesome, too.

Control wise, it's the bare basics of a first person game, nothing too great about this one, but it isn't bad, neither.

Sound....Well....there is silence, silence, the ocassional ambient sounds, and look! Silence. It really builds up the atmosphere of loneliness, creepy at times, too, like in a certain pitch black tunnel.


You will frequently get lost, cry, and more often than not, you will say to yourself "Where the ♥♥♥♥ am I?"

Also, another one of the things I love so much about this game.
This game is full of signs with simple white drawings on a black background. When you click each one, you will get a phrase. All of those phrases are perfect for your everyday life, for succeeding, and for when you are truly down and depressed.

Some examples:

"Failing to succeed does not mean failing to progress."
"A dead end will only stop you if you don't try to move through it."
"When you've hit rock bottom, the only way is up."
"If you never stop trying, you will get there eventually."
"Falling down teaches us how to get up and try again"
"We can appreciate the entire journey by looking back at how far we have come."

There is 120 of those, and jeez, it's definitely one of my favorite points about this game.

All in all, definitely try it, if you love a challenge and thinking outside of the box, here you go! If you are like me, who wants to see the game and read the signs, then, there are also walkthroughs you can follow, so don't sweat it.

BTW......The ending.....Wtf. I'm speechless.
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22 of 28 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
Mind♥♥♥♥ Simulator.
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