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Fran Bow

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Fran Bow is a creepy adventure game that tells the story of Fran, a young girl struggling with a mental disorder and an unfair destiny.
After witnessing the gruesome and mysterious loss of her parents, found dismembered at their home, Fran rushes into the woods, together with her only friend, Mr. Midnight, a black cat that Fran had previously received as a present from her parents.

In the forest, Fran goes into shock over the loss of her parents and when she recovers, she’s at Oswald Asylum, an oppressive mental institution for children, and Mr. Midnight is nowhere to be found.

After having a dream about her beloved cat, Fran decides to escape from the mental institution to find him and go back home to Aunt Grace, her only living relative.

Features

  • Story driven creepy psychological horror adventure game.
  • Unique and peculiar hand drawn 2D Art-Style and 2D animation.
  • Self administer medication to open the terrible hidden world that will help solve puzzles and find objects.
  • A big variety of puzzles designed with different levels of difficulty and specifically based on the story.
  • Three arcade inspired mini-games all with different art style to be part of the transitions in the story.
  • Interactive and occasionally playable pet cat, Mr Midnight.
  • 50+ interactive unique characters with unique personalities.
  • Original Soundtrack.
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Developer
Killmonday Games
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Killmonday Games AB
Publisher
Killmonday Games AB, Killmonday Games
Age rating
Not rated
Website
http://www.franbow.com

System requirements for Linux

Minimum:
  • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
  • Processor: 1.7 GHz Dual Core
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260, ATI Radeon 4870 HD, or equivalent card with at least 512 MB VRAM
  • Storage: 600 MB available space

System requirements for PC

Minimum:
  • OS: 7+
  • Processor: 1.7 GHz Dual Core
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260, ATI Radeon 4870 HD, or equivalent card with at least 512 MB VRAM
  • Storage: 600 MB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card

System requirements for macOS

Minimum:
  • OS: 10.9.5 or later
  • Processor: Intel Core Duo
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 4850, NVIDIA GeForce GT 120, or equivalent card with at least 512 MB VRAM
  • Storage: 600 MB available space
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Fran Bow reviews and comments

Translated by
Microsoft from Deutsch
A few Seconds. You don't need more to fall in love with this beautiful Point-and-click adventure. The Design of the Characters and the Surroundings are stunning. Not to mention the Story, which immediately captivates you (unless you shy away from abstruse thoughts and Ideas). You literally sink into the World of little Fran and you don't want to be saved. One wants to follow her Journey further and further, listen to the often very crazy Dialogues and of course also admire the sometimes quite disturbing, nightmarish Scenes in full Awfulness. I don't want to anticipate too much. You should be allowed to experience a Gaming Experience yourself. Fran Bow is clearly one of the most artful Video Games my Eyes have ever been able to glimpse. A great Game.
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Microsoft from Deutsch
"Do you Swallow the red Capsule ..." Then the Game catapults you into an extraordinary Gaming Experience. Exceptionally beautiful and heartbreaking, but also exceptionally creepy and brutal, an emotional Rollercoaster Ride that brings one Time and more to the Mind. A really great Point-and-click adventure, where you win not only the Protagonist but also all the Creatures you deal with are incredibly dear. At least, as long as it's not the black Monster. Detailed, beautifully drawn, coherent and yet sometimes very demanding Puzzles, which can often only be solved by changing the Realities, which I personally liked very much. Moreover, history and the coherent End leave an infinite amount of Room for Speculation and each Will probably interpret the Events a little differently for themselves. Great Done! All That remains for me is to pick up on the profound Final Sentence: "A Lot of Things I still don't know, but I know one thing. When Choosing between Guilt and Fear, I choose happiness. " What a Lucky thing I played the Game!
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The Story poignant, the Music absolutely fitting and the Mood supportive. That's the short-circuiting, but there's more to be said. At First, I had briefly decided that it's a good Idea not to offer a Voiceover, but I have to say that it doesn't bother me at all. Quite the Opposite, it leaves Room for Imagination. I have come to the Conclusion that there is better no Voiceover than one that does not do justice to the Mood. This leaves more room to make Music, Images and the Story work together. The Idea of letting the Story take place in the real World and in a Diving world consisting of evil Visions has thrilled me, and how both Worlds are linked to each other via the Story is truly masterful. I can only recommend the Game to anyone who loves story-based Games. Graphic and musical Implementation create a Framework that more than lives up to the Headline "Horror Point And Click." However, One should not expect Miracles with regard to the Graphics, but I find them absolutely appropriate for what the Game promises. I can recommend the Game unrushed. For me, it's a very special Discovery, if not the Discovery of the Year. At £14.99, the Price is also fair and reasonable. Have even bought it in the Steam sale for £4.99per. Keep your Eyes peeled ...
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