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Note, this game was essentially made by one 15 year old in the midst of his exams, so obviously their will be some bugs. If you find any, please email me at help(AT)cbgames(DOT)co

From the developer of Games such as "Overnight 2", "Buried Beneath" (Floating head game) and "Slender Adrift" comes a new experience.

“The Designer’s Curse”, a First Person Survival Horror Game inspired by the works of the most influential old school horror games, such as Amnesia and Penumbra, this game allows you to delve into the depths of Shaw Well Manor, finding your way through the castle reminding yourself of what you have created. With help of Original Soundtrack by Mikko Tarmia (Composer for Amnesia and Soma), this game really creates an atmosphere of fear and dread.

Explore the depths of this mansion knowing the fact that you are not alone, and you’re being hunted by the most terrifying beings, created by the protagonist himself.

Requirments- Processor: 2.0Ghz - Low budget CPUs such as Celeron or Duron needs to be at about twice the CPU speed.
Graphics: Radeon X1000/GF 6 - Integrated graphics and very low budget cards might not work. 
RAM - 4GB.


A Game By Christian Blandford (CBGames)

Original Music by Mikko Tarmia (Known for Amnesia and Soma)
Additional Music by Christian Blandford

Original "Spikey" Monster Design and modelling by Colby Ryan Williams
Original "Fraken" Monster by Christian Blandford
Original Art and Wall paintings by Ruby Kennedy
Original House Painting by Amelia Marsden
Level Design by Christian Blandford
Sound design and recording by Christian Blandford
Additional few sounds from freesound.org
Programming and General Game Development by Christian Blandford
Monster Sounds Recorded by Christian Blandford

West Hall Statue ("Lion Crushing a Serpent") by Rigsters.
West Hall Sculpture ("Podium (Large)") by Jochon Study Hall
Woman Statue by filipeb2011
Security Camera 3D model Terizmeh on sketchfab.com
Creepy Laugh Sound by cacti225 (freesound.org)
Main Game Font by Chris Hansen ("Beyond Wonderland") Climbing Ladder Sound by Eelke

Chapter 2 Updates - CB_Games01 on Twitter.

Controls are listed in the games main menu and pause menu.

#horror #survival #immersive #firstperson


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

21,9 The Designer's Curse Chapter One Windows 0.60.zip 1 GB
MAC_The Designer's Curse Chapter One 0.60.zip 1 GB
The Designer's Curse Chapter One Windows.zip 1 GB


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This game was incredible (in the little bit we can play so far), and I would love to see what this comes to as a final product.

Fantastic music, terrifying game play and some amusing bits. What's not to like?

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The Amnesia inspiration is a little heavy-handed at times, but overall this was a really good experience! Couple of small issues that I address in the video but I eagerly await the next chapter.

This was great, the monsters were amazing and terrifying. Can't wait for the next chapters.


Brah... I almost died...It was AWESOME!!!!!! I made a video. Here's part one, I'l post part 2 tomorrow. LOL..Like I went back to donate because this is so awesome. Can't wait to play the full GAME! 

Thank you so much!

Np! Good stuff. Part 2: 

Fantastically designed monster, sound and levels. The inspiration provided by Amnesia is front and center (sometimes a little too much) but the groundwork of this game and it's story is solid. Looking forward to a full release.

❤️ Thanks bro!

Very fun! Can't wait for more :P