DISTRAINT is a 2D psychological horror adventure game for PC. You step into the shoes of an ambitious young man named Price. In order to forge a partnership from a famous company, Price seizes the property of an elderly woman. In that very moment he finds out the price of his humanity. This is his story and the tale of his regrets...
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Release Date: Oct 21, 2015

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“I don't think I could even suggest improvements off the top of my head to this game. For a psychological horror game, DISTRAINT is emotional, powerful, well-written and a joy to play.”
PC Gamer Girl

“Eerie, surreal, and chilling atmospheric elements surround this nightmarish moral tale of heartless greed. Very well done, intentionally made with simple designs to keep you focused on the main character and his spiral descent into insanity.”
GWTW

“If you’re looking for a great way to kill a few hours with a story-focused psychological horror, you could certainly do worse than Distraint.”
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About This Game



DISTRAINT is a 2D psychological horror adventure game for PC.

You step into the shoes of an ambitious young man named Price.

In order to forge a partnership from a famous company, Price seizes the property of an elderly woman.
In that very moment he finds out the price of his humanity.

This is his story and the tale of his regrets...





DISTRAINT is a horror-novel style of game. It is dark and grim but also has its share of dark humor.

The story progresses quickly which allows for several settings and scenarios.
Your journey will last around two hours!

The gameplay is simple but effective: You move left and right, illuminate the way with your lantern and solve puzzles to progress through the story.

  • Side scrolling 2D with unique, hand drawn graphics
  • Atmospheric music and sound design
  • Minimalist interface so your focus never wavers from the experience
  • Delve into a unique story full of intriguing twists
  • One man effort - Graphics, animation, coding, music... You name it!

Can you live with the decisions you have made?

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista or later
    • Processor: Dual Core 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB card capable of shader 3.0
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9c Compliant
    • Additional Notes: Controller support is for Xbox 360 controller only.
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gunsage
2.1 hrs
Posted: September 24
Today we learn the horrors of senior centers, expropriation, and stress brought on by guilt. "Elephant in the room" indeed. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mp2eDq9vvpU

I absolultely loved this game. It was a twisted, bizarre treat from start to finish. This is the kind of game I like to point to when I reference indie horror. It might not be for everyone, but it was certainly for me. I know you'd like to know more about the game itself, but I don't want to spoil too much. Basically, it feels a lot like Lone Survivor, but with absolutely no combat.
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школьница
2.5 hrs
Posted: September 23
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MrCuddles
2.0 hrs
Posted: September 23
If you want a better cheap experiance play the Cat Lady as it's scaryer and sticks with you longer. This game I was able to beat in 119 mins without looking at tutorials and getting all but 1 achevement, while the Cat Lady took a longer time (9 hours) to beat and only gained 11/25 achevements (plus the story was alot better). I diddnt come here to just say that the Cat Ladys better, infact i do believe this is a good game. I just diddnt really find myself engaged in the story, if anything bad happened I diddn't feel sad, I just saw what happened and thaught,"ok then". Im ok with the game being 2 hours as I'd rather the game to be short and nice rather than long and dragged out. The games message is clear and I also liked how the game was foreshadowing the end (I decided not to spoil). The game is easy, the only time you will get stuck is if you carnt find somthing, its clear what and how you need to do it. Nothing felt out of place and even if at first they don't it is explained later and just made it feel normal, but even then the story isn't memrable, just the message and unless your 2 you can see the message all over the game. Not the best 2D point and click horror but not bad either as i've seen worse and atleast the game dosn't have cheap jumpscares like some horror games that whorgamer69 will play. No matter what the excuse though if you havent got the Cat Lady I recomend play that first, if you wana play a small game thats littered with checkpoints you go right ahead and if you played the Cat Lady before this I definitely recommend as its another nice game to sink your teeth into. I love the creator for his dedication to this project and hope he makes more games in the future that even might end up better than this, I can hardly wait.
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DhaVhe
2.8 hrs
Posted: September 22
A fine game!

Straight, polished, entertaining... as all games should be.
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BoomyTrevor101
2.4 hrs
Posted: September 22
Product received for free
Very cool game love the pixel art very cool havent finnished my self yet but at this point was awesome.
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veedfreak
11.1 hrs
Posted: September 22
A short but sweet little games with some great atmophere and good story telling.
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Dwan
3.5 hrs
Posted: September 21
The unique experience was well worth it.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 19
I really enjoyed the sadness and complete lack of hope in this game.
It felt almost like real life...almost.
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 25
Honestly, even if the game is labelled "horror", i think that "horror" isn't quite the right word.

The atmosphere is creepy, there are some nerve wrecking scenes but it really isnt a scary game so to speak.

The real horror of this game is probably the way the story pans out. That scares people.

In all seriousness though, a very good short story with simple and non-repetitive puzzles (At least the ones that make you agitated about having to do it again). Definitely reccomended, should probably take somewhere between 2 hours (Slightly more if you're lost but it generally isnt too hard).
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 20
This is a very interesting game. It's a story based atmospheric side-scrolling puzzle adventure. To talk about the story here would spoil some of the fun, but suffice it to say it's decent enough to keep you entertained the whole way through. You'll finish the game in about an hour and a half, had it been any longer though it might have become boring or tedious; the length is just right.

I really recommend this game if you are a fan of old school survival horror (the exploration, not the combat, this game doesn't feature any combat) you will enjoy this game; even the somewhat strange graphical style will eventually grow on you.

Give it a try, it will be worth your time and money.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 21
A cute little horror sketch with a solid although rather undemanding gameplay, excellent visuals and a bit less impressive writing. Well worth it's current price tag If you are attracted enough by the weird creepiness of the artwork alone to start scrolling the page for reviews.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 20
At first I wasnt really feeling it, but it strangely enough kept me in the game. So much even, that I played it through in one sitting.

Pros:

+ the soundtrack and SFX are great
+ it does get to you with its horror vibes, although its not a fully fledged horror game
+ puzzle adventure
+ interesting plot that is thought provoking
+ controller support (its absolutley playable with mouse and keyboard too)
+ the visuals and artstlye are awesome, especially the gruesome scenes
+ not too hard and not too easy
+ the ending was fantastic

Cons:

- the story needs some time to unfold and isnt therefore too gripping at first, but its worth playing till the end
- there was only one part that I thought was a little bit frustrating, and it was because of the 2D orientation of the game, you didnt really know where to go to, but I got through without looking at guides or anything, so you just need some patience at that part
- the game really didnt need the horror elements for the story, but it made the gameplay more interesting

I played through in 2 hours and bought the game at a steam sale, so it was well worth my time and money. But I also think its well worth the 5 bucks it costs, just for the great story alone. Totally recommend buying it.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 27
Love this game, it a nice psicologic trip into the mind of someone who is doing actions to move up in its career at the cost of its conscience, is valours as a human being, and is humanity, its really a nice side-scroll 2D game, it takes me back to Lone Survivor, or Home for example.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 20
It's where "99 homes" movie, inspires developer of "Silence of the sleep" videogame!
This 2D adventure has 2-3 hours game play time. It isn't scary at all, but on the bright side the story and atmosphere are alright. although about the story I must add this: it's not predictable, but it's kind of typical and doesn't surprise player much, and I don't think it's going to be memorable for me.
I recommend this to the lovers of the genre. [For decreasing the risk of refund, I advise buying on sales!]
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 21
An anticapitalist game (see also Suits: A Business RPG) in the best tradition of indie psychological horror adventures. It fails to get to my favorite games list, but is definitely worth trying. Also, it features a piece of blues which was especially pleasant to hear. 4/5.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 23
Buy this gem.

You're not paying this to play a game. You're paying for a good 3 hours worth of a nicely written and done visual narrative with the excellent atmosphere that immerse you in.

What goes around comes around.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 23
Short, atmospheric, moving story. Loved it!
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