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An unconventional dark romantic horror circling around depression, morality, tragedy, and infidelity. Botched features a visual-novel like reading experience with character dialogue, meaningful choices, and multiple endings. The story allows you to choose the protagonist's words and reactions, while psychoanalyzing the player. The game contains mature, explicit, and depressing content, audio, and visuals. May not be suitable for some players.

For fans of: Silent Hill, The Cat Lady, Harvester, Phantasmagoria, HP Lovecraft, Stephen King, Twin Peaks, weirdness, darkness, psychology, and psychological horror in general

Can be played with either the mouse, keyboard, or controller

Created for Darktober 2018 game jam


PC, Mac, and Linux versions available at

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i love this game, i keep coming back. I'm kind of confused by some things at the end, but maybe it's just me. i feel like the "low likelihood of depression, anxiety, and self harm" is super inaccurate, but maybe that was just the doc saying stuff so I could go back to work, idk..? anyways, pretty great game overall though.

Pretty underwhelming, ngl.

One of the most harrowing games I've played on here. And by "harrowing", I mean it really knew exactly where to hit me given my depressive state right now. Reminds me a lot of Silent Hill 2 (my favorite game of all time) in many ways. I played through it three times, and successfully got a different ending each time. Out of respect for your request not to spoil anything, I will try to keep my review as subtle as possible.

You weren't kidding when you said it psychoanalyzes the player, and quite frankly, I'm rather shaken. The outcomes were not what I had hoped for the first time around, where I did what I unconsciously thought to be the best choice, only exacerbating things in the long run. It worries me, too, because I fear that it might say something about my current mindset. Although the second time, I played while thinking through it, though I knew it would end badly. The third time, I took my lessons from the first two playthroughs and tried to combine the two: doing what I believed to be the right thing, while being uncertain what would come about. The end result was still depressing, but I feel like it may have been a more accurate evaluation of me overall, and cheered me up a little.

Thank you for making this game. Despite how much it shook me up, I still loved playing it and being forced to think critically about my choices.

Not bad.

Dr Melfi? She's found new clients since the Soprano episodes!

Wow what a ride this game was. Was not expecting to get as pulled in as I did. Amazing game i recommend everyone play it.

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3.11 / 5.00

Oct 21, 2018
10:53 AM EDT