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 (7,593 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
110 of 112 people (98%) 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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52 of 53 people (98%) 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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28 of 36 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
Mind♥♥♥♥ Simulator.
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15 of 15 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 25
Having some unusual, but clean graphics, presenting strange physics, but very accurate, Antichamber runs its own league.
It's a puzzle game that plays with your mind. When you thought you reach the end, it's just the game trolling you. You will often come back to some visited places and notice that the Matter Gun opens a completely new and unexplored path. Then you will reach a dead end and you will try new approaching techniques.
In short, this is literally mind-♥♥♥♥. But a brilliant one. You will feel really satisfied after you get past a challenge. The solutions require careful thinking and sometimes the most unexpected idea turns out to be the correct one. I have played the game more before getting it on Steam, yet I never reached the end myself.

Pros: +takes the ''unique idea'' to a whole new level;
+ challenging and rewarding puzzles;
+ the way you see the path (and this is actually a real hint) matters a lot;
+ makes you feel comfortable in its world, as you cannot die or take damage;

Cons:-after you discover most of it, there is not much that wants you to get back and replay it;
-can become frustrating at times, as some puzzles have very unexpected solutions;

Personal rating: 78/100
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14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
17.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 26
GOTY 2013!

Antichamber is amazing game that offers really hard puzzles and also meaningful notes about life in general. This game is an accomplishment since it was done by only 1 man.
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