Accused of his brothers' murders, failed pianist John Barnerway searches for answers on the streets of post-war Paris. Part traditional survival horror, part noir-influenced murder mystery, The Piano is an unsettling and riveting indie adventure.
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Mixed (16) - 68% of the 16 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jun 4, 2018

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July 20

Patch time! v1.2 is now live. Major update & more to come...

Hi everyone!

Thanks for your feedback and patience over the past few weeks. We've been working through everyone's comments, bug reports etc, and are happy today to launch an updated version of the game with many of the problems people have reported fixed - including an optimisation sweep!

We've also had lots of requests for localisation into different languages. Of course, as a tiny indie developer, we can't commit to all of them. But we HAVE started to work on our localisation system and are pleased to say we hope to have The Piano available in other languages soon!

The next patch after this one will resolve a couple of legacy saving issues, improve some graphical problems. We thank you for your patience while we've been sorting this out; it shouldn't be too much longer now.

For now, v1.2 patch notes!

- Added controller detection and auto-switch to controller if present
- Adding controller message at the start
- Crouch camera polished
- Added additional Seeker to graveyard level
- Invisible walls deleted
- Polished vision in House level
- Polished visual FX
- Inverted Y axis defaults to 'off'
- Performance improvement/optimisation in almost all areas
- Missing colliders in level darkalleys fixed (Out-of-Bounds Bug)
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About This Game

A fusion of traditional survival horror, story-driven adventure, and noir-influenced murder mystery, The Piano is an unsettling journey through 1940s Paris.

Born to an American father and a French mother in the aftermath of the Great War, John Barnerway lived in the shadow of his three brothers. George, Louis and Valentine were renowned pianists - but when John is accused of their murders, he finds himself at the centre of a media witch-hunt that sees him traversing the lonely streets of Paris in search of answers.


  • True psychological horror: delve into the darkest corners of John's mind
  • Gather clues and solve puzzles in search of answers
  • Evade terrifying foes that stalk the empty streets of Paris
  • Piece together a fragmented story to uncover the truth
  • A noir-influenced aesthetic, with heavily stylised visuals
  • Immersive soundtrack and full voice acting

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 2.8GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce 8600/9600GT or equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 7 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Currently compatible with 64 bit operating systems only, pending a patch in 1-2 weeks.
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

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