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Twisty's Asylum Escapades[asylumescapades.com] is a dark, 3D, single player, action adventure video game.

You play as Twisty; the evil, disembodied floating brain with a mouth full of razor sharp teeth, as he makes his way through this bizarre mental facility, fighting enemies and solving puzzles in order to secure his own ''early release'' from the asylum. The emphasis is on exploration with a fair amount of combat (mostly melee), and of course plenty of dark humor.

Twisty's Asylum Escapades was made by a two man team, one artist and one programmer and is our first game. We hope that you enjoy it!


    Features:
  • Seven different attacks and items to obtain and use.
  • Nine different types of enemies to fight.
  • Two types of friendly minions to bend to your will.
  • A massive three story building to explore with multiple hallway systems, large rooms and secret passages.
  • Persistent blood, creepy music and various supernatural happenings.


We very much enjoy exploring things from the villain's/monster's perspective and that is a big part of what went into Twisty's Asylum Escapades. One of mankind's oldest basic types of stories is that of a hero going down into a dark place to face a monster. Going at least as far back as Beowulf, these kinds of tales have been a staple of storytelling throughout human history.

Even some of the first, popular video games have utilized this basic premise; games like Super Mario Bros. and The Legend of Zelda. It's the idea of a hero having to go down into a dungeon and face a monster or a threat. In fact, it's likely because of this familiar trope, that the word ''dungeon'' has become a common gaming term.

Twisty's Asylum Escapades is designed to be an inversion of this classic premise. Instead of playing as a hero going down into a dark place; you're the monster coming up out of it. Playing as, and ultimately empathizing with a villainous character can offer a different perspective and make people think a little bit more and hopefully make things more compelling for anyone experiencing the game.

Moral decisions are nothing new in video games, but in this game there is no such decision. You simply play as the monster. This isn't a game where a human is going around killing monsters, or even other ''evil'' humans. This is a game where a monster is basically mauling hospital staff which are trying to more or less do their jobs by keeping him contained; supposedly for the good of society at large.

Of course we realize that some people won't understand this premise, as this type of villainous protagonist approach can be very divisive. Some may jump into the part enthusiastically, while others may not. It should be noted that some effort was made to make this premise more palatable by doing things like designing the enemy characters to be cartoonier and in some cases giving them oversized weapons to make them look more threatening.

One thing that we can learn from games like this is that morality is ultimately subjective. Humans seem to have a natural tendency to assume that they are in the right and history has shown that we have an almost limitless capacity to justify anything. No matter what we're doing we always assume that we're the good guys. And if we happen to find ourselves playing a game where we're represented by an avatar that is a floating murderous brain, I'm sure that there are many of us that are willing to embrace it and have fun exploring that role.


    Minimum System Requirements:
  • 1.8GHz dual core processor
  • GeForce 7800 or equivalent ATI card
  • 2GB RAM
  • 350MB Free Hard Drive Space
  • Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP

    Recommended System Requirements:
  • Intel Core2 Duo 2.4GHz or equivalent AMD processor
  • GeForce 8800 GT or equivalent ATI card
  • 3GB RAM
  • 500MB Free Hard Drive Space
  • Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
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Twisted Jenius  [author] Mar 1 @ 6:00pm 
We won't be giving out Steam keys to owners on Desura, but we will be releasing the updated version of the game, which we are now working on, on Desura as well and that will be available to everyone who owns it on there.

But if you got the game as part of The Alpha Fundle Bundle, we will be sending out Steam keys for it shortly after we release it on Steam.
letsmaybeLP92 (GAME ON!) Mar 1 @ 1:23pm 
steam keys for those who own it on Desura?
Twisted Jenius  [author] Feb 28 @ 4:35pm 
Thanks! Right now we're working hard to expand and improve the game before we release it on Steam. We're shooting for a massive graphics upgrade as well as a great deal of additional content for you guys!
Stedios Feb 28 @ 1:42am 
An oddly strange demo that gets kinda addictive,Will get when on steam, Good weird fun!
Predator Feb 27 @ 3:02am 
YEAAAAH ITS GREEN LIT!
Twisted Jenius  [author] Feb 24 @ 6:07pm 
There really are no other games quite like this.
melon cat gameing Feb 24 @ 5:13pm 
we do need more games like this
Predator Jan 21 @ 12:31pm 
I think you should focus on one mission for now.But I will rate up.Cause you are my Steam "friend". Here is my quote:I have seen brain on drugs but not on asylum. 9/5
CarlosRegueraDJ Nov 5, 2014 @ 4:05pm 
Voted! It a great game and very enjoyable!
Sir Epicness Aug 22, 2014 @ 12:17pm 
like how twisty a giant floating brain can summon satan