Enter a macabre and comical silent world filled with mischief, time travel and delicious pie. Includes Steam Achievements, Cloud, and Leaderboards!
User reviews: Very Positive (227 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 20, 2010

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Reviews

"The game stands alone when compared to other highly acclaimed downloadable titles, due in large part to the game's devious puzzle design, entertaining writing, and striking artistic style." - Game Informer Magazine
"Satisfying with a near-perfect consistency throughout." – Destructoid, 95 out of 100
"The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom’s creative challenges play with your emotions, deftly alternating between making you feel like a genius and an absolute buffoon." - GamePro, 90 out of 100
 

About This Game

Create your own paradox… for the love of pie
Enter a macabre and comical silent world filled with mischief, time travel and delicious pie. Record yourself and harness your time bending abilities to cooperate, compete against, and disrupt your past present and future selves. Winterbottom’s debut misadventures present a whimsical spin on the notions of time, space and play.
Join Winterbottom on his award winning debut Misadventures as he travels through over 80 unique puzzles. Winterbottom causes mischief and mayhem in pursuit of the mysterious and elusive Chronoberry Pie on his spectacular journey through space-time.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows® XP (Service Pack 1 or higher) / Vista / 7
    • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 @ 2.0 GHZ processor or equivalent
    • Memory: 512 MB on XP, 768 MB on Vista/7
    • Graphics: DirectX® 9.0c-compatible 128 MB video card with Shader Model 2.0, GeForce 6200 or better, Radeon X1300 or better
    • DirectX®: DirectX® 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB Free
    • Sound: DirectX® 9.0c compatible
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows® XP (Service Pack 1 or higher) / Vista / 7
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6420 Dual Core 2.13Ghz or equivalent
    • Memory: 1.0 GB on XP, 1.5 GB on Vista/7
    • Graphics: GeForce 7800 GT or Radeon HD3600
    • DirectX®: DirectX® 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB Free
    • Sound: DirectX® 9.0c compatible
Helpful customer reviews
10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 26
Warning: The Steam overlay causes frequent crashes in this game for me so I would recommend disabling it for this game.

Hiding under one of the stranger titles on Steam is a rather unique puzzle game styled after silent movies. Your goal: To collect pie. Lots and lots of pie. While the mechanics are easy to learn, the game quickly becomes complex when you have to coordinate the movements of multiple recorded copies of yourself which you can interact with in order to finish levels as quickly and with as few recordings as possible.

While I played the majority of the game a long time ago, I just finished it up today and found it easy to pick back up and get into. The game is very well put together and it's great fun for only $5.
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28 of 50 people (56%) found this review helpful
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 15
The game has a wonderful atmosphere aided by astonishing visuals, excellent soundtrack and a very incredible overall art style. The puzzle mechanics are unique and although they rely on one specific mechanic, the additional elements keep up the challenge and introduce new ways of thinking into every new level visited.

So why the negative review?
Because this particular *puzzle* game relies heavily on twitch reflexes. A puzzle game should be something you play to use your brain, not your shooter skills and hand-eye coordination. And this plagues the vast majority of the game, including each and every bonus level. Sadly, after a time (and lots and lots of resets on one level because you just missed the strict time limit) all the fun and challenge turns into nothing but pure frustration and anger, which is a clear indicator when a game fails to be a game.

The main levels are worth a few bucks for the design and the utterly charming narrative that tells a funny, yet somewhat bittersweet story, but for hardcore puzzle gamers and achievement hunters I advise against buying this title.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
A puzle game that plays with time, and working with multiple versions of yourself. An excelent game.
I got about 3 hours of game play.
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20 of 21 people (95%) found this review helpful
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 23, 2013
Cake, confection and clones!
This is the crazy adventure of P.B. Winterbottom.
In this film noir style game with excellent art design, special atmosphere and funny narrative story you try to collect so much cakes how you can.
WARNING: In this game you must use your brain ;D
Some levels bring you into madness, others let you feel like a genius.
There are varied gameplay variations, so the game will not boring!
And if you want more rack your head, no problem!
Extra levels and ranking list are available ;)

PS. The cake isn't a lie! Cakes without an end!!
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17 of 17 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2013
This is a great game with exellent puzzles, funny dialog and an amazing sound track. I recomend it to anyone who has patience because the puzzles can be a bit annoying.
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17 of 19 people (89%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2013
Bought it for $0.59 couple of years ago.. Only had the chance to play it now.
Why da hell don't I hear about these kind of games..!?? Is there only Braid in the world? Or are they just too hard?
This game is spetacular. Hard, funny, NEAT ambience and soundtrack. Obscure plot/moral.
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 9
If you like your games to be challenging with lots of content then this one is a good one for you. I've owned it for a couple of years now and I keep coming back to it every couple of months to try beating my own score on the unlockable timed levels. Every time I come back to the game I am reminded of why I love it even though at times it can touch the nerve that induces my nerd rage. It's casual to an extent, with dynamic and beautiful art work, and while the first couple of levels ease you into the gameplay nicely, you will quickly learn why I call this game challenging. Any game I can open up and have fun with two years later is well worth the few bucks. Happy Pie Hunting.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 19, 2013
The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom is truly born of Braid. It's all about time manipulation puzzles. But there's none of the somber pretentiousness of Braid. This game is a bit silly, with a frenetic soundtrack of ragtime-style piano and clarinet. I like the presentation of this game.

But if the presentation is a bit silly, there's no silly in the challenge. The puzzles are hard, and they appear to exist only for the sake of existing; there's no great story or adventure here, just level after level of increasingly difficult time-bending puzzles.

P.B. Winterbottom's greatest achievement is achieving a price tag of $0.49 during the 2010 Steam Holiday sale. I don't imagine that, years later, people are hanging on for another big 90% off sale for this game. But if you enjoy puzzle games, this is not a bad buy.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
140.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2013
If you had a brain, you would buy this game. #PBWinterbottom4Lyfe
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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 10, 2013
Nice puzzler.. Those shadow clones remind me of Braid, but Winterbottom is far from being that good. Still, it's recommended for anyone who likes puzzles.
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17 of 31 people (55%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 24
the pies in the game look very tasty
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 4, 2011
the misadventure in this game is playing it at all
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 24, 2012
A fantastic brain-melter and mind-twisting game with a beautiful soundtrack and storybook-style illustrations. The last chapter is the cause of a lot of headaches :D
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 5, 2012
A good inde puzzle game. Not up there with Braid, but I had fun with it.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
This game was a nice surprise. I only paid around $0.50 for it, but it proved to be one of my best purchases. The art style, characters and story are a delight! The theme music will be stuck in your head for weeks. The game plays well with a keyboard, but a controller is your best bet to avoid frustration with later levels.
Buy it right now
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 16, 2013
Good puzzle
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 18, 2013
Craziest and most charming puzzle platformer of all time. Slightly moreso than The Lost Vikings, but only slightly.
http://thebestgameneverplayed.wordpress.com/2011/07/16/the-misadventures-of-p-b-winterbottom/
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 16, 2011
Pretty fun, its worth about $1-2 if you can find it on sale
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 11, 2012
This game is a must get for anyone who has a pulse or breathes air. It's a cheap and extremely well put together little game. Very cool concept.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2010
Essentially World 5 of Braid expanded into a full game and with expert execution. A charming aesthetic with a fantastic old-timey soundtrack and storybook-style drawings. Most of the puzzles aren't too difficult but the last chapter is certainly a brain-melter.
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