Twisty's Asylum Escapades is a dark, 3D, single player, action adventure video game.

You play as Twisty; the evil, disembodied floating brain with a mouth full of razor sharp teeth, as he makes his way through this bizarre mental facility, fighting enemies and solving puzzles in order to secure his own ''early release'' from the asylum. The emphasis is on exploration with a fair amount of combat (mostly melee), and of course plenty of dark humor.

Twisty's Asylum Escapades was made by a two man team, one artist and one programmer and is our first game. We hope that you enjoy it!

- Seven different attacks and items to obtain and use.
- Nine different types of enemies to fight.
- Two types of friendly minions to bend to your will.
- A massive three story building to explore with multiple hallway systems, large rooms and secret passages.
- Persistent blood, creepy music and various supernatural happenings.

We very much enjoy exploring things from the villain's/monster's perspective and that is a big part of what went into Twisty's Asylum Escapades. One of mankind's oldest basic types of stories is that of a hero going down into a dark place to face a monster. Going at least as far back as Beowulf, these kinds of tales have been a staple of storytelling throughout human history.

Even some of the first, popular video games have utilized this basic premise; games like Super Mario Bros. and The Legend of Zelda. It's the idea of a hero having to go down into a dungeon and face a monster or a threat. In fact, it's likely because of this familiar trope, that the word "dungeon" has become a common gaming term.

Twisty's Asylum Escapades is designed to be an inversion of this classic premise. Instead of playing as a hero going down into a dark place; you're the monster coming up out of it. Playing as, and ultimately empathizing with a villainous character can offer a different perspective and make people think a little bit more and hopefully make things more compelling for anyone experiencing the game.

Moral decisions are nothing new in video games, but in this game there is no such decision. You simply play as the monster. This isn't a game where a human is going around killing monsters, or even other "evil" humans. This is a game where a monster is basically mauling hospital staff which are trying to more or less do their jobs by keeping him contained; supposedly for the good of society at large.

Of course we realize that some people won't understand this premise, as this type of villainous protagonist approach can be very divisive. Some may jump into the part enthusiastically, while others may not. It should be noted that some effort was made to make this premise more palatable by doing things like designing the enemy characters to be cartoonier and in some cases giving them oversized weapons to make them look more threatening.

One thing that we can learn from games like this is that morality is ultimately subjective. Humans seem to have a natural tendency to assume that they are in the right and history has shown that we have an almost limitless capacity to justify anything. No matter what we're doing we always assume that we're the good guys. And if we happen to find ourselves playing a game where we're represented by an avatar that is a floating murderous brain, I'm sure that there are many of us that are willing to embrace it and have fun exploring that role.

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We have released a brand new update for Twisty's Asylum Escapades!
This newest update includes an improved Spanish translation for the game, as well as a new Italian translation.

Additionally, we have added a couple of new cut scenes to the game, which should help to better explain the story. Along with these, there's also an array of new sound effects that will enhance the atmosphere of the game and provide better cues to the player as to what's going on. We also have some improvements to certain aspects of the gameplay and combat, including a change that makes it easier to "summon" a particular type of minion.

This update also fixed certain bugs that involved the lack of compatibility with some video recording software. This means that it will be easier than ever to take a video of the game as you play. Several other bug fixes are included in this update as well.

And as always, Twisty's Asylum Escapades is available, so if you haven't played it yet, check it out! It's insanely fun!

New developer interview!

New developer interview!

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Twisty's Asylum Escapades is the focus of the latest in-depth developer interview on the Dark Station's podcast. Come take a listen!

New trailer featuring improved graphics!

New trailer featuring improved graphics!

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Twisty's Asylum Escapades has a new trailer, features list and other related news of interest.

Major Update!

Major Update!

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The newest release of Twisty's Asylum Escapades features lots of cool updates!

Twisty's Asylum Escapades Released on Desura

Twisty's Asylum Escapades Released on Desura

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Twisty's Asylum Escapades is a dark, 3D, single player, action adventure video game that is complete to download and play.

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Lunick Jun 9 2013 says:

So what happened to the development of this?

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TwistedJenius Creator
TwistedJenius Jun 9 2013 replied:

Twisty's Asylum Escapades is still under active development. The reason we haven't put out any news or articles in a while is actually because it is still being developed. Due to being only a two man team, any time spent writing about our development is time we're not actually developing.

We're currently working on a massive update for the game and will begin blogging and promoting again after the update's release.

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Tibleman Apr 27 2013 says:

I can't start the game. It says Torque is already running?

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quillsaga Apr 22 2013 says:

Hi, may I ask why this is in the alphafunding tab? But it says it's free :o Or is it something on Desura's end, they've been known to put stuff in wrong tabs :p

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TwistedJenius Creator
TwistedJenius Apr 22 2013 replied:

The game is currently still in beta and Desura puts all still-in-development titles under "Alphafunding", free or otherwise.

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quillsaga Apr 22 2013 replied:

Cool, Thanks for the clarification :D

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wiesenwiesel Apr 11 2013 says:

Hey, really enjoyed your game - you got one of the most unqiue settings :D I made a Let's Play on my channel ( ), sadly it crashed in Part 2, maybe this helps to fix this bug.

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TwistedJenius Creator
TwistedJenius Apr 11 2013 replied:

Thanks for the Let's Play, I just watched it and that might be the best one I've seen far (I've seen about 10 or so). We'll check into that crash too.

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cATS528 Apr 11 2013 says:

I have recently installed the game but when I go to play it, it comes up with a message saying that it failed to launch the item, and that it failed to create Twisty's Asylum Escapades process. When I verify the files, it verifys them but when I open it again it comes up with the same message. I have reinstalled the game multiple times but it makes no difference.

Is there anything I can do about this?

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TwistedJenius Creator
TwistedJenius Apr 11 2013 replied:

The game is currently in beta so we still need feedback like this to help work out any remaining system specific issues. Any information you can provide would help.

For instance, are you using the stand-alone version or the Desura version of the game?
What was the exact wording of the error message?
What are your system specs (OS version, processor, RAM, and graphics card)? A DxDiag would be great.

We recently got another report of (what's likely) the same problem. I'll look into this issue as best I can; but I really need more information to help narrow it down.

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cATS528 Apr 12 2013 replied:

I have the Desura version of this game. The exact words of the error message were:

Failed to launch item. Failed to create Twisty's Asylum Escapades process. [6: C:\Users\Natalie\AppData\Roaming\Local\Twistys Asylum Escapades\TwistysAsylumEscapades.exe]. [61.6]

I have Windows 7 Professional 32bit
The processor is Intel Q9400 2.66ghz
RAM is 4GB
The graphics card is Nvidia GeForce GTX 550Ti
I also have DxDiag

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TwistedJenius Creator
TwistedJenius Apr 12 2013 replied:

Thanks for the info, I'll check into what the issue might be.

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Twisty's Asylum Escapades
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Twisted Jenius
Torque 3D
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Released Feb 20, 2013
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Highest Rated (2 agree) 8/10

Pretty fun and unique game.

Jun 27 2013 by ZombieAnnoying

Lowest Rated (2 agree) 1/10

it doesnt start.. fix it, bahh

Jun 12 2013 by abvu97

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