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Freud's Bones-the game

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Freud's Bones is a narrative-driven adventure that wants to pay homage to the birth of psychoanalysis and its founder Sigmund Freud.
Immerse yourself in his mind and discover the mystery behind his crisis.
Investigate disturbing Egyptian artifacts, philosophical puzzles, and perverse sexual disorders in this unprecedented indie adventure.

Born as a highly successful Kickstarter project, winner of the Red Bull Indie Forge Award 2020, Italian finalist in the Nordic Game Contest 2021; Freud's Bones is developed by a single person, with the collaboration of a few friends.

“I believe that Freud is in crisis and that without a faithful friend, he will end up being swallowed up by his ghosts.”
Carl Jung

Freud finds a strange Egyptian artifact on his desk, that "comes to life" during the night showing him threatening and disturbing philosophical puzzles. This drives him crazy and makes him paranoid by making him believe that he is being persecuted...

Sigmund is used to solving his patients' crises, but this time he will have to help himself dig deep inside himself and understand the real reason for his paranoia.
Fortunately, or unfortunately, you came to his office right in the middle of his crisis.
Thanks to you, Freud may be able to overcome it...
Because of you, Freud may never get out of it.

Psychoanalyse Freud's patients and explore their unconscious, to discover their hidden dreams, their obsessions, as well as the causes of their sexual disturbances.
Thanks to your help they could finally heal…
Because of your mistakes, they could collapse into a whirlwind of pain.

By helping Freud treat his patients, you will analyze their troubled minds. Through their illness, you will learn how our mind behaves in such circumstances. By confronting each personality, together with them, you will discover the depths of human sexuality.

Live Freud's everyday life by accompanying him in his routine: read the letters he receives every morning, give him a few moments of relaxation to smoke his beloved cigars or to drink a sip of cocaine.
Accompany him to the Eckman Café to meet patrons who could finance his project or go on the nocturnal walks among the palaces of Vienna.

The id, ego, and super-ego are a set of three concepts in the psychoanalytic world describing unique, interacting personalities in the mind of the person. The three agents are theoretical constructs that describe the activities and interactions of the mental life of a person.

Id (represents instinct) - the hungry minotaur:
The Id is entirely unconscious, is the only component of personality that is present from birth. It is the source of all psychic energy and obtains pleasure unconditionally.

Superego (represents morality) - the merciless general:
The Superego assimilates social laws and, through them, a sense of guilt. Punishes the ego when it decides to transgress the rules which Id craves.

Ego (represents reality) - a puppet that aspires to freedom:
The ego is the center of consciousness. Constantly subjected to the demands of the Id and the pressing reproaches of the superego, while being forced to deal with reality.

Fortuna "Axel Fox" Imperatore worked in a cleaning company while completing her studies in Psychology and Philosophy.
Obsessed by her love of video games and psychoanalysis, she decided to put her mantra into practice: "Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish" and combine her greatest passions into a project, Freud's Bones which was born from a rickety old laptop and through a myriad of adventures.
In 2020, the Kickstarter campaign tripled its goal, raising €15,500 from all over the world. Alone, and equipped with a sense of stubbornness and craziness, Fortuna quit her job, she invested her salary and dedicated her body and soul to her first work.
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System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: 2 GHz Dual Core CPU
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 3400 Series, Geforce
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 1 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card with latest drivers
  • OS: Windows 7/8/10
  • Processor: 2.6 GHz Dual Core CPU
  • Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 4500 Series, Geforce 9400 GT or higher
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card with latest drivers
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