A downloadable game for Windows
Bonbon is a short horror story, about your childhood.
Even if you weren't a small child in the 80s, you've been here before. Just you and your friendly toys. But this new friend... this is something you are not yet able to understand.
"a short, smart tale of domestic horror"
"Bonbon’s home, and the voice of mummy shouting from indoors, is authentic"
"the confusion between what is real and what isn’t, and what is threatening and what is malign, rings true"
"a house of horrors that hit far closer to home than most"
"it's ambitious, it's often fascinating, and there are elements that linger long after it's over"
"there's a lot to admire and appreciate here - from the thread of an entirely different story ... to the clarity of vision and the authentic, evocative period atmosphere"
"there's certainly enough craft and creativity here, and a lingering strangeness to this everyday terror, that makes Bonbon worth the £1.50 and 20 minutes of your time"
Bonbon is a short-form domestic horror narrative (or walking sim, if you like), made in Unreal Engine 4, set in a suburban UK home in the 1980s, in which you navigate childhood events beyond your capacity to understand, and without parental context.
Play time is around 20 to 40 minutes, depending on your play-style. Progression requires the completion of some simple tasks, but it is mostly about exploring the objects and events around you. Play with mouse and keyboard, or a 360-style gamepad.
If you purchase the DRM-free version via itch.io, you will be able to request a Steam key via the link on the download screen.
Recommended system specifications for Windows PC version:
- GeForce GTX 950, or equivalent/faster graphics card
- Quad-core processor, 2.5GHz or faster
- 8Gb RAM or more
- Windows 7 or later
Thanks to Joel Goodwin for providing some very important last minute feedback!
Journalists, reviewers, tubers and streamers: you can find the press-kit here. Download keys can be request from Pixeljam via the contact details in the press-kit.
|Published||78 days ago|
|Release date||78 days ago|
|Tags||80s, Atmospheric, First-Person, gamepad, Horror, narrative, Story Rich, Surreal, unreal-engine, walking-simulator|
|Average session||About an hour|
|Inputs||Keyboard, Mouse, XBox 360 controllers, Gamepad (any)|
|Accessibility||Color-blind friendly, Subtitles, Interactive tutorial|
In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $2.99 USD. You will get access to the following files:
- Logistical Problem - carryable physics objects in ver 2.0 3 days ago
- Bonbon is coming to Steam! 4 days ago
- Update 73 days ago
- Seen and not heard 84 days ago
- Trailer... Release date... Cost..? 93 days ago
- Preschool Reticule 106 days ago
- Animism and Procgen 127 days ago
- Toys and Textures: a few production notes 137 days ago
- Bonbon: Devlog Zero Origins 142 days ago