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The Housewife is a parable on spouse abuse. The story follows a day in the life of an unnamed housewife and her every desire to please her husband. She lives an illusioned life and has forgotten the world outside her husband, kids and home.

Take on the role of the housewife and make sure the house is maintained, she lives to keep her husband happy. Learn how the world changes for an abused person. She believes that he only beats her when she disappoints him. Get deep inside the functioning psyche of a victim of abuse.FACTS ABOUT ABUSE:( according to NCADV, WHO, huffingtonpost )
  • Every 9 seconds in the US, a woman is assaulted or beaten.
  • On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men.
  • Women between the ages of 18-24 are most commonly abused by an intimate partner.
  • Recent global prevalence figures indicate that about 1 in 3 (35%) of women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetime.
  • Children who grow up in families where there is violence may suffer a range of behavioural and emotional disturbances. These can also be associated with perpetrating or experiencing violence later in life.
  • Domestic victimization is correlated with a higher rate of depression and suicidal behavior.
  • Number of U.S. troops killed in Afghanistan and Iraq: 6,614:
    Number of women, in the same period, killed as the result of domestic violence in the US: 11,766

Although this issue affects both men and women, statistics show that women are more affected by abuse. However this fact does not lessen the impact on abuse to any other person, men, women and children could be a victim.

The Housewife tries to take a deep look into the psyche of an abused individual, many artistic and metaphorical choices are made in the game design to represent psychological impact.GAMEPLAY
  • Experience a chilling story of domestic abuse.
  • Step into the shoes of a middleclass housewife and clean, hang washing, sweep dirt, etc.
  • Step into the surreal world of the Housewife's dreams. She dreams of doing housework in fantasy worlds, these manifest themselves as challenges within the game.
  • Original soundtrack
Release date
Colossal Wreck
Back To Basics Gaming
Age rating
Not rated

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows XP SP2+,Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
  • Processor: 2.0 GHz Intel or equivalent AMD dual-core processor
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce GTS 450 Series, AMD Radeon HD 6770 graphics card or better (min 1GB VRAM)
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
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Last Modified: Sep 17, 2019

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Translated by
Microsoft from Deutsch
A Game about Domestic Violence. It's very reminiscent of "Viscera Cleanup Detail." We play a Housewife who is apparently permanently beaten by Your Husband. There are 4 Levels in which we walk alone through the House and make Clean, pour flowers, wash streams, sweep away dirt etc. We have to do this under Time Pressure and reach at least 95% in each level to finish the respective level/. chapter. There are also so-called "dream Sequences" that are relatively pointless. The End of the Game is totally over the top. The Man comes home and runs slowly towards us, suddenly jumping up and missing us a "Superman Punch." In the next Scene we are chained to a Wall full of Blood in the Basement and the Man uses us as a "Punching Ball." + Graphics OK + Music & Sound all OK + Collectible cards-Too Try-Hardly variety-Time pressure is annoying-No Story-Too Short (30 Min)-Unfortunately no Achievement achievements conclusion: Not Worth it
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Microsoft from Russian
Get to the end never turns out, ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Come and eat again and again and again and again and again... + 1) Writing 2)? 3) I like to rub something with a sponge (it is here) 4) realism (Exodus one-you lost) 5) goes stabno 6) competition with friends at the time-1) Price (what is there washing powder?) 2) Little tasks (where pro "prepare food, creature" or "drag beer, ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Match starts! "or" Milk buy, Mrazi ") 3) Very short (4 basic levels and 4 nightmares) 4) Some music tracks well just impossible to listen (but you can drown in general music) 5) Once so few levels could be their better to beat and generally do Normal 1 location, not the house of Barbie and Ken, although even they have better hut I understand "it" should instruct dumb balls on the way true, but they will not be in such a play. The Game makes you think. Respect Women, jerks. In general, it is better to hire a housekeeper on a pro., preferably Japanese \ Chinanku, red. She will do everything in the highest category... Cleaning!
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Microsoft from Deutsch
Played In 30 minutes ... At least end Credits came And I have to say ... Uff joa I raff barely what it should be about so do plays 4 Chapter ... In the first 3 you clean the House (cleaning, washing and hanging, rubbish away and pouring flowen-beete ...) that was already playful. Each Chapter has a time limit of 15 to 17 watch ingame. One is just a Housewife ... But which one is physically abused by her husband that one notices in Chapter 4 at the End of the "Game" he comes in pure claps the old away she hens up in the cellular and uses it as a Punching Bag wtf and then you have to wipe up his own Blood "End." So okay the MSG the Developer at the end of the Game is understandable "is against violence against Women in Marriage" and if you know someone who knows this yourself, you can help them but make a game out of it? For 5 Euros? Where you clean and then get on the end in a Cutscene and get more delivered in the End Credits than up to now in the whole course of play ... But you can also leave it. So no Buy Recommendation Simply in no way appealing either playful or graphic only ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ e im warsten sinne des worded. Then you prefer to make 5 Minutes of Video on YT and achieve more with it than so ne ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ e here. AUCH IT YOU NOT REINSTE GELD AND TO EITVERSCHWENDUNG!!! "(Get Habs as a Scrap Wicher Game)."
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