They Breathe

Descend Beneath the Surface

Key Features

  • Surreal atmosphere

  • No hand-holding

  • Hand-drawn HD art

  • A story told through gameplay

  • "Making of" feature

Developer's Description

"They Breathe is proof that you don't need realistic graphics or complicated gameplay to tell a horrifying story." /Kotaku

"They Breathe is disturbing in all the right ways" /Destructoid

"An Xbox Live Indie Games gem" /translation from our interview in Swedish Level magazine

"interesting and deeply atmospheric" /Indie Game Magazine

"Some games evoke such a strange feeling that you can't help but be sucked in. They Breathe is one of those games. It's among the strangest gaming experiences I've ever had" /XBLIG Silver Award on NeoGAF

We don't want to get in the way of your exploration, so we leave most of this game up to you to figure out on your own, from the controls to the grand meaning of it all. So far our critics have all agreed on one thing: this is quite possibly the strangest thing you'll play this year.

/director Hugo Bille

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System Requirements

Minimum Specs:


  • CPU Cores: Single Core
  • Minimum RAM: 1 GB
  • Graphics Card RAM: 512 MB
  • Graphics Card Shader Model: 1.1
  • Sound Card: None
  • Operating System: Windows XP. Windows Vista, 32 bit. Windows 7 (32/64-bit).
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They Breathe is a short journey into the depths of a forest filled with water. As the frog swims deeper, he will come to slowly understand a world where nothing is as it first seems, and where everyone is after the same precious resource – oxygen!



4.3 stars (15 votes)



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