The Repairing Mantis is a narrative horror game that lets you experience the disturbing, violent (yet absurdly poetic) story of a mantis on a mission to repair a bridge made of flying squirrel flesh.
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Very Positive (88) - 96% of the 88 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Sep 17, 2021

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“The experience of The Repairing Mantis is heavy and relatable.”
Dread XP

“The Repairing Mantis, which seems to embody the dichotomy between hope and despair better than many other games that have tried harder.”

“It’s dark and dreary and hits very close to home.”

About This Game

You experience the surreal nightmare of an insect. A squirrel tries to fly. An alligator is going through an existential crisis. A bridge made of flesh is broken.

This bridge eats squirrel’s parts.

This surreal universe can turn out disturbingly relatable. It’s a dark existential experience that can be interpreted in many ways.

As a praying mantis, you explore an eerie world, meet animals, collect dreams, and make impactful decisions.

Features :

- Playtime of about 1h

- Exploration game with casual mechanics
- Interactive story with 2 different endings
- Disturbing, violent, and poetic story
- Meet depressing squirrels
- Play as a praying mantis

What players say :

- “it's so aesthetically and tonally unsettling”
- “When the credits roll you will be thinking about the game, and yourself, and if you should have done it differently”
- “It's a unique, creative, and well done dive into a mind in crisis”

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

This game is intended only for mature audiences. It includes violence, blood, and gore.

Also, if you are sensitive to one or more of these themes, please do not play The Repairing Mantis :
- Depression
- Suicide
- Self-harm
- Emotion manipulation
- Death
- Animal cruelty
This list is not 100% exhaustive. If you have any doubts, it’s safe to assume that this game is not suitable for you.

Be safe.

System Requirements

    • OS: 64-bit Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel CPU Core i5 2500k / AMD CPU Phenom II X4 940
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GPU GeForce GTX 660 / AMD GPU Radeon HD 7870
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 1 GB available space

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