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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Release Date:
Jun 4, 2018

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June 12

Patch time! v1.1(fixed) is available now

Hi everyone!

In typical game dev fashion, the patch we released last week to fix a few issues, ended up breaking a few other things. So we've released a very minor update today that sorts those out.

- Inverted mouse settings added*
- Fixed issue with corruptible save files
- Loading fixed and optimized (faster and bug-free)
- Death cam now moves slowly and is polished

* This is mistakenly set to 'on' by default; to be fixed in next patch.

Thanks for your patience, guys! We have a significant update planned for next week and we'll keep you posted.
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June 8

Patch time! v1.1 is now live

Hi everyone! Thanks for your patience while we put this patch together. As promised, we’ve gone through the bug reports people have submitted over the past few days, and pieced together an update that should solve them all.

If you find any other issues, please don’t hesitate to let us know at and we’ll get them fixed as soon as we can!

In the meantime, here are the patch notes for v1.1.
  • Fixed issue that could prevent player from leaving Garden area
  • Fixed issues where John could fall out of the level in certain parts of the game
  • Added ‘invert y-axis’ option
  • Fixed issue where game would occasionally freeze on a black screen
  • Moved ‘red key’ in tutorial to make it easier to find
  • Fixed issue where part of the car puzzle in Dark Alleys could be skipped
  • Fixed issue where ‘oil drenched torch’ would appear twice in inventory
  • Ensured that game auto-saves at start of each new area
  • Optimised Garden area to prevent framerate drops
  • Prevented erroneous ‘laudanum’ and ‘pills’ use from inventory
  • Refined lighting on John character model
  • Amended placement of ‘floating’ blood textures in certain parts of the game
  • Fixed issue where certain items didn’t appear in the Memento
  • Fixed a typo in the credits

Edit: We've found an additional bug in this version so we're going to temporarily roll back. Patch back live ASAP!
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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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