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App description: DISTRAINT: Pocket Pixel Horror is a 2D psychological horror adventure game.

DISTRAINT was originally developed for PC and released on Steam 2015.

In DISTRAINT: Pocket Pixel Horror you step into the shoes of an ambitious young man named Price.

In order to forge a partnership from a famous company, Price seizes a property of an elderly woman.
In that very moment he finds out the price of his humanity.

This is his story and the tale of his regrets...



DISTRAINT: Pocket Pixel Horror is a horror story. It is dark and grim but also has its share of dark humor.

The story progresses quickly which allows for several settings and scenarios.
Your journey will last around two hours!

The gameplay is simple but effective: You move left and right and solve puzzles to progress through the story.

* Side scrolling 2D with unique, hand drawn graphics
* Atmospheric music and sound design
* Minimalist interface so your focus never wavers from the experience
* Delve into a unique story full of intriguing twists
* Refined controls - Super easy to play on mobile devices



Right, so you're thinking if you would enjoy this little horror story? What makes DISTRAINT: Pocket Pixel Horror different than other horror games out there?
That's a good question, I'd love to tell you more about the game and its atmosphere!

This is not your typical modern horror game, jump scares and loud noises? Nope! Other horror games might rely solely on those but not DISTRAINT: Pocket Pixel Horror.
DISTRAINT: Pocket Pixel Horror is a psychological horror game which means the horror comes from its oppressing atmosphere and story.

DISTRAINT: Pocket Pixel Horror is pretty subtle on its horror, it's suitable for both hardcore horror fans and people that haven't played too many horror games in the past.

There are quite a few DISTRAINT (PC) reviews out there, check them out if you're still unsure whatever to buy this game.



In order to make the iOS port as playable as possible I needed to make some small changes to the game.

In PC version you have a lantern, but porting this over to iOS brought too many problems. I decided to leave the lantern out from the iOS version and instead expand the environmental lighting. While doing so I also added more color which makes the iOS port more pretty to look at.

To have as smooth experience as possible I capped the iOS version to 30 frames per second. However, DISTRAINT has a very little motion so this is barely even noticeable.
04-20-2017, 07:25 AM
Joined: May 2010
Location: Deepest Circle, Hell
Posts: 9,203
Overwhelmingly positive (10/10) reviews over on Steam. To say I am stoked for this to finish downloading would be a huge understatement.

Everyone's favorite chamber of death, doom and decomposition.

04-20-2017, 07:28 AM
76 in Metacritic and very positive Steam reviews. Seems worth a download .
04-20-2017, 07:42 AM
Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 1,548
weird screens but i like horror,will try for sure!
04-20-2017, 11:41 AM
Joined: May 2010
Location: Deepest Circle, Hell
Posts: 9,203
I suspect I'm about 2/3 in, but I have been totally immersed and invested since I started playing. This game speaks loads about the human condition and presents everything in a way that anyone could understand what's going on, while at the same time being incredibly deep.

Seriously, it's a steal at a buck. I hope DISTRAINT 2 comes to iOS as well.

Everyone's favorite chamber of death, doom and decomposition.
04-20-2017, 12:26 PM
Joined: Jan 2015
Location: Liberty city
Posts: 3,606
Bought instantly

Current Recommendations: Blocky Farm, Morphite, Cat Quest, Pocket Build
04-20-2017, 01:43 PM
I watched a youtuber who did a walkthough 1 and a half hour long. Anyone knows if it is that short?
04-20-2017, 04:55 PM
Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 1,600
Well I've taken a punt on it but it's taking an age to download from the Uk store. I've downloaded 2 other games at twice the size and it's barely a quarter of the way through....
04-20-2017, 05:57 PM
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 574
Omg finally!!!!
04-21-2017, 01:39 AM
Joined: Jul 2014
Posts: 406
Another instant buy