Irony Curtain: From Matryoshka with Love is a satirical point and click inspired by the classic adventure games. It smuggles you out of your comfort zone and throws you into the middle of a Cold War spy intrigue - where there’s an even bigger game being played...
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Positive (16) - 100% of the 16 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
May 16, 2019

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Buy Irony Curtain: From Matryoshka with Love - Revolutionary Edition

Includes 3 items: Irony Curtain: From Matryoshka with Love, Irony Curtain: From Matryoshka with Love - Original Soundtrack, Irony Curtain: From Matryoshka with Love - Digital Artbook


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May 18

Irony Curtain's Revolutionary Update #1


Thank you for purchasing the Irony Curtain: From Matryoshka with Love! We hope that your journey to the bestest country in the world was as great as babushka’s compot! If so, leave as a Steam Review – for the glory of Matryoshka!

This is the first of a few updates to Irony Curtain. We are aware that Western Spies have planted some bugs here and there, but our special antispy forces are ready to eliminate them once and for all!

That’s why we’re presenting you the official Revolutionary Update with some fixes and polishes, including:
  • fixed a few active area points for better cursor feedback;
  • fixed a blocking bug that could occur when exiting the Floor Run minigame while Evan is still running;
  • fixed sound timing for two final cutscenes;
  • fixed errors and typos in the German version of the game;
  • made The Butcher's line of business more obvious.

As you might have noticed, the premiere build is missing manual save slots. We’ve found that there is a possibility that reloading the manual save might fail to call all of the proper actions and changes on a scene, which can cause errors. Since those errors might be game blocking in specific cases, we decided to turn this feature off and only bring it back when we are 300% sure that it works properly. Hopefully, this happens very very soon.

Don’t forget to spread the love for the bestest country in the world on your social media, using #IronyCurtain hashtag. You can also reach us on Irony Curtain’s Steam Forum.
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May 16

Irony Curtain Premiere TODAY with 10% OFF!


We’re at the finishing line of accomplishing a dream we’ve had for a very long time – publishing our own point and click adventure. Irony Curtain: From Matryoshka with Love is now live!

Throughout the years of avid gaming, sleepless nights filled with solving puzzles and laughing at all the jokes we kept dreaming of bringing something to the table, enriching the genre somehow – and now we put Irony Curtain in front of you to gauge how we did. We tried to give you a classical point and click with all the things we loved about the old-school games such as the Monkey Island series, but also do something based on the experiences that shaped us – such as the reign of communism in Poland, which affected most of us in one way or another.

We joked about Irony Curtain being Deponia meets Papers, please – and we hope it’s true! It’s a classic point and click adventure, with a story that will keep you hooked, with fleshed out, relatable characters, full of humour and well-placed easter-eggs, riddles that will keep you puzzled, with a familiar interface, known from other p’n’c titles – all that without the elements that made us grit our teeth in the classics – the riddles can be solved by rational thinking (no dream logic!), some of them even have more than one ways they can be solved, it has good music – created by Peter McConnel and Arkadiusz Reikowski – and will keep you entertained for up to 10 hours!

So, we’re calling on all point-and-click fans – we know you’re out there! Play Irony Curtain, tell us how we did! We hope that we managed to bring you a wave of nostalgia, laughter and some insight into the absurdities of communism.

If you'd like to reach us, please don't hesitate to check out the Steam Forums. See you there!
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“It is brilliantly written, carefully designed and put together; and most of all, seriously brilliant satire. GO PLAY THIS GAME”
Impulse Gamer

“The game not only makes the gameplay feel right but also keeps the humor coming, partly from laughing at the main character and partly from specific jokes and the absurdity of it all”
Adventure Gamers

“Irony Curtain is the funniest game of the year. It’s also a great tribute to the PC clickers of old, and a good PnC game in its own right.”
Well Played

Revolutionary Edition

In addition to the base game, Irony Curtain: From Matryoshka with Love - Revolutionary Edition includes the game's original soundtrack composed by Arkadiusz Reikowski and a digital artbook presenting the creative process behing the game.

About This Game

Take a look behind Irony Curtain in this satirical point-and-click inspired by the best works of LucasArts and Daedalic Entertainment! Experience the totalitarian Matryoshka through the eyes of Evan – a low-ranking, goofy journalist involuntarily pulled right into the middle of an espionage stand-off between two powers. Jump into the wacky spy adventure, uncover secrets of the bizarre communist country (and the powerful capitalist empire!), witness a story full of unpredictable twists and turns, and discover the true agenda of the mysterious Supreme Leader!

What business might the loving father of the Matryoshkan nation have with a lowly, capitalistic pen-pusher?
Why suddenly lift the Irony Curtain and welcome a stranger into Matryoshka?
And why is there an alligator in the middle of the bathroom?!

  • An original setting: fictional Cold War era – alternate reality unbound by historical accuracy, and the communistic Matryoshka full of people who work all the possible angles to navigate this illogical, odd country.
  • Inspired by classic adventure games – but better. No dream-logic, no pixel hunting. No-nonsense. Pure point and click fun.
  • The Spy Intrigue – sleeper spies, stolen secrets and world-domination plots wrapped up in layers of humor.
  • Quirky characters – Meet the mysterious Leader ruling Matryoshka with an irony fist, the clueless and guilible Evan, the brave and witty Agent Anna and the notorious Minister of Propaganda...

  • Do it your way – some of the puzzles are non-linear and can be solved in two or more different ways.
  • 21 hand-painted locations – that look surprisingly better than their original inspirations. 
  • 1,951 cleverly sneaked-in easter eggs – some of them punishable by political imprisonment.
  • Music score as grand as Matryoshka itself - music by the state composer Arkadiusz Reikowski (Layers of Fear, My Brother Rabbit) with Main Theme by Peter McConnell (Monkey Island, Grim Fandango)
  • Full voice-over – in English, and subtitles in Polish and German.
  • A 5-year plan – that no one ever hoped to achieve, and neither should you. 

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows 7 or newer
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz (Single Core) or 2 GHz (Dual Core)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB Video RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0b
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • OS: macOS 10.9
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz (Single Core) or 2 GHz (Dual Core)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB Video RAM
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • OS: Ubuntu 16.04 (32/64bit)
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz (Single Core) or 2 GHz (Dual Core)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB Video RAM
    • Storage: 3 GB available space

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