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Broken Paradox

The mad man watches, waits and never lets his prey go free.

An entry for the fermi paradox jam, made in 10 days. A short pixel horror experiment graphically inspired by games like Imscared and 7 Days. This is my first attempt at making a horror game, and over the last 10 days I've learned so much. I will definitely try to make more like this.

I hope you enjoy!

V-1.1 Change log:

  1. Added another ending.
  2. Updated the ending audio.
  3. Some extra spooks and scares.
  4. New Logo
  5. More notes so be on the lookout.

"Broken Paradox is a very tense little horror, well worth delving into" - Alpha Beta Gamer

PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars
(10 total ratings)
Tags3D, Atmospheric, First-Person, Horror, Lo-fi, Pixel Art, Sci-fi, Short, Spooky, Story Rich
Average sessionA few minutes


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just played the game and I fail to believe this is your first horror game it really good. Short but good, keep going dude.

this was definitely a thing 


Very cool game. Congrats, keep up making good games. Portuguese-Brazil display, I'll make gameplay parts.

great game. i enjoyed the graphics and the universe that this was set in.


Brrrr.... something about the artstyle only made it scarier. I played it through despite the mouse being super-sensitive (that may be more an issue on my end than with the game) ,and that frickin' corridor jump got me GOOD. Great looking, tense, and I like the way it ends.


Beautiful work in art, giving the impression of being a game of the 90's, well-crafted atmosphere, along with the sound system, I found the game very easy.


I really enjoyed playing this. Good atmosphere. I especially (but not exclusively) enjoyed the sound of the doors unlocking, very satisfying! I spent about 5 minutes just walking around the car at the start of the game taking in the set design and sounds. Good fun game this. Nice one. 


Neat stuff, great visuals and fun to play.

Well made, please make more!

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This was such a great find! While still a small game, it captured some of the real sense about what a scary game ought to be. You can find my playthrough here and see what I mean! Broken Paradox: Say Hello to Evil!

Made a video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GXNV4xB5zI


hey!--I liked this game, but couldn't figure it out.

Is there anything else to do after you see the doctor? I played through the whole thing three times, the 2nd two times scouring every corner for hidden keys...I never found the generator or master key, or the first floor stairway key. The doctor kills me every time after the ladder falls. The door is locked..no other options but to run into him. Then he kills you in a cutscene, with all those doors left unopened.

Is that the actual ending?

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Yeah that's the ending. As I made this game in 10 days I didn't really have time to do much better unfortunately. Glad to hear you got lots of play time out of it though ;P. I'm currently working on a small update which will add a few more places to visit, improve the ending, and fill out the story a bit better. That will probably be released in the next few days, but until then that's the full extent of the game.

Edit: Currently you have no access to the master key( it is basically just a "Door is jammed" substitute) However I do plan on adding a "Master key mode" unlocked by fully exploring the game and reading all the notes.

Damn it! Haha.

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Hey the update is out. I promise there's much more to discover now.

Thanks for letting me know, I'm grabbing it now. Cheers!

ooh turns out the original ending is broken in the current version -_-

So the only two endings now are when you find the front door key in two different areas and then the scientist catches you? There's no other ending, correct?



I really enjoyed this game even for its short playtime. I did however find the find a key aspect a bit much, but still overall a good game! I really look forward to your future work! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RaR6DKPmtGM


Ahh, thank you so much. I know the key getting element was probably too heavy but I ended up running out of time. I'm currently working on a small update for this game and when that's done I plan on making another small horror game working with what I've learned from this project.

Yeah which is completely understandable for a game made in a small amount of time! I really liked the story and think an updated version would be really cool, also lemme know when that other game is out :)

By the way do you have a twitter I subbed to you but I want to tweet about your video and couldn't find you.

I do, but I don't use it. Maybe I should start lol :P

Totally! Twitter i where I get the majority of views on my games and I'm pretty sure it works for youtube too.