DISTRAINT is a 2D psychological horror adventure game for PC. In order to secure a partnership in a famous company, Price seizes the property of an elderly woman. In that very moment, he finds out the price of his humanity.
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Release Date:
Oct 21, 2015

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November 5, 2018

DISTRAINT: Deluxe Edition Giveaway Promotion!

DISTRAINT: Deluxe Edition Giveaway Promotion!

To celebrate the upcoming release of DISTRAINT 2, I'm giving out DISTRAINT: Deluxe Edition to you - for free!

For a limited time, you can add DISTRAINT: Deluxe Edition to your library; once you do this, it's yours to keep forever. No strings attached. :)
I'm doing this to gain exposure and hopefully new players for the upcoming DISTRAINT 2, which is releasing only a few days from now, on the 13th of November!


If you're interested in games like this, please check out DISTRAINT 2 and consider adding it to your wishlist!

Thank you, and happy gaming! :)

Jesse Makkonen
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September 16, 2018

DISTRAINT 2 Releasing 13th of November

Hey guys!

First, I'd like to thank you for all the support and patience. It has helped me to create this game, thanks! :)

I've finally decided release-date for DISTRAINT 2. Like the title says, 13th of November, exciting!

Now the next part is essential, so please read carefully. Many games are releasing daily, and the competition is fierce. To make it with DISTRAINT 2 and keep developing in the future, I'd appreciate if you could add DISTRAINT 2 to your wishlist.


That's important and an excellent way for me (and perhaps even for Valve?) to check how many people are interested in the game, so please, consider adding to your wishlist. I can't stress this enough.

Okay, how about translations?

Currently, I'm writing the last dialogues in English. I plan to get all the dialogue done within the next two or three weeks, and after that get the game translated into as many languages as possible before the release. I'm still not sure how to approach this, there are already many volunteers, so I might go with them. But like I said, I'll think about how to approach this once I've dialogues ready. That said, I'll try to include as many translations in the release as possible.

Thank you for your support! :)

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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.”

“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.”

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 secure a partnership in 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...

"We have yet to see you DANCE, son!"


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 and solve puzzles to progress through the atmospheric 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 - No asset flips or cheap tricks, just hard work!

"Snow... no wonder these folks are so absent."


DISTRAINT has been doing quite well thanks to the awesome community!
Deluxe Edition is my thanks to you. Take a look at what's new:

  • Dynamic coloring - Goodbye gray, hello color!
  • No more lantern - Increased environmental lighting
  • Enhanced animation, graphics, and lighting effects
  • Refined audio for better atmosphere
  • Improved user interface

"These people are treated like cattle..."


System Requirements

    • 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: 175 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9c Compliant
    • Additional Notes: Controller support is for Xbox 360 controller only.

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