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 (8,625 reviews) - 95% of the 8,625 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
Helpful customer reviews
75 of 77 people (97%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
29.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 20, 2015
I've never had reason to write a review before.

You need this game. Consitently, from its first moment to its last, it engages your assumptions and expectations in a way that opened my eyes to the potiental of video games as a medium. Even through a relatively simple mechanic of interaction with the environment - i.e laying blcoks down and picking them up - it cultivates a very real sense of agency for the player.

The game is not linear at all, in fact most of my difficulties happened because I was trying to do some puzzles before I had the rescources to do them. The paths branch off in all directions, and there are multiple ways into nearly every room. Each puzzle teaches you specific aspects of the rules, with later puzzles and abilites building and expanding on those lessons. All of this happens in a place where the laws of physics and spacial reality do not apply. I've had lots of my friends try playing this game, its crazy to see how differently they approach things.

My favorite part of the game though is how you create the narrative for yourself. I felt like I was unraveling a crazy, Lost style conspiracy complete with mysterious "radical other."

Don't take my word for it, put a tab on your tounge, buy this game, and grow
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40 of 43 people (93%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2015
A pretty unusual puzzle game.

Requires a ridiculous amount of outside-the-box thinking, and a lot of paying attention. The answers are often right in front of you.

BEFORE YOU BUY: Think for a moment and be honest, are you a close-minded person? If you are, don't waste your money. You will most likely get annoyed an un-install in under 5 minutes.
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122 of 177 people (69%) found this review helpful
93 people found this review funny
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 11, 2015
Best mindf♥♥♥ simulator 10/10 ign.
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26 of 27 people (96%) found this review helpful
69.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 6, 2015
I've played a fair number of deep puzzle games including Portal 1&2, Q.U.B.E, and The Talos Principle, and more technical ones like SpaceChem and Great Permutator. By far the coolest experience that can be had in puzzle games is (1) mindf*ck, the realisation that you've considered and tried seemingly everything possible, and you still have no progress toward a solution, and (2) solving a mindf*ck puzzle upon a grand realisation.

+ The most impressive mindf*ck I've experienced in a game
+ Total Unreal engine abuse to implement bizarre and beautiful Escher mechanics
+ Partially replayable after you forget how to do everything (takes a few months)
- Modifying keybinds requires editing .ini's
- Short (10 hours) for the price

Please, for your sake and for mine, do not use a walkthrough if you play this. It ruins the game.
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21 of 24 people (88%) found this review helpful
18 people found this review funny
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 22, 2015
I love this game.
But I really have to go to bed now, it's 4 am. 0_o

I love this game.
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