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Try to Avoid Completely Losing Your Mind in The Baader Meinhof Phenomenon

Try to Avoid Completely Losing Your Mind in The Baader Meinhof Phenomenon

Try to Avoid Completely Losing Your Mind in The Baader Meinhof Phenomenon

Indie developer Bearded Pixel is looking for backing via Kickstarter for its upcoming psychological horror-thriller that seeks to call attention to mental illness/drug abuse


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You are Shawn Waters. You’re babysitting your niece. After you put her to bed, she vanishes. You never see her again.

Shawn is blamed by his family and set upon by police and the media. Worse yet, he blames himself for not keeping his niece safe, and is overcome by guilt and self-loathing. This sends him into a downward spiral of drug abuse.

Time passes. Shawn’s brother, unable to accept the authorities’ conclusion as to what happened, launches his own investigation. He eventually goes missing as well.

Shawn, who by this time is two months’ clean, picks up the investigation. He must be viligent concerning his condition, however, as his paranoia and stress levels can be overwhelming.

He discovers that the village in which these disappearances have occurred holds some very dark secrets. Will he be able to uncover them before he completely loses his mind?

Bearded Pixel’s goal is to return to old-school horror with a fixed-camera angle and emotionally-driven story, and to evoke the chilling atmosphere of games such as Silent Hill and Resident Evil.

The Baader Meinhof Phenomenon will be released on Windows, Mac and Linux; a Kickstarter campaign is in progress until April 3, 2015. Bearded Pixel is looking to raise at least £25,000. If you like what you see, please consider backing the game.


Karla Munger

Karla Munger

I've been with JA in one capacity or other since 2003. I'm currently website administrator. I'm also a digital artist (my avatar is one of my creations). I write reviews and articles, create graphics and basically help tend the site. It's work I enjoy very much. I love playing games of all kinds, but adventure and RPGs are my favorites (particularly scary/dark/unsettling ones). At the top of my list are The Cat Lady, The Longest Journey, Dreamfall, Still Life (first one only), Scratches and Culpa Innata. I'm a dyed-in-the-wool recluse and prefer the company of animals, hardware and ghosts to human beings (no offense). And no bio would be complete without my saying that I do NOT care for phones of ANY sort. Further, I think Dell computers are garbage and that Microsoft has become megalomaniacal. "I put my heart and soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process." - Vincent Van Gogh "I need solitude for my writing; not like a hermit - that wouldn't be enough - but like a dead man." - Franz Kafka "I've been to hell and back, my boy." - Susan Ashworth, The Cat Lady

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