«Psychotic Bathtub» deals with Ophelia’s experience with her slightly odd, highly disturbing, and entirely unique psychotic disorder in her bathtub. Interact with the environment through Ophelia’s eyes: Argue with your rubber duck, drink wine, add more bathwater. Each of your interactions may lead to death, great joy, or even worse: Your duck drowns, the wine turns into poison, the bathroom is flooded. Will you find a way out of the really scary parts of your mind? Maybe not.
«Psychotic Bathtub» is a multilinear indie story game in development. Its most recent prototype offers four different endings and a playtime up to thirty minutes. Download the most current demo for Windows here!
Disclaimer: «Psychotic Bathtub» addresses themes like death, suicide, self-destruction, intrusive thoughts, guilt and escapism. Your well-being is important to us. If these themes may trigger you or make you feel unwell: Skip «Psychotic Bathtub» for today. Take care and stay sane.
Expositions and Festivals
«Psychotic Bathtub» was and is internationally featured at the following expositions and festivals:
23. – 27. August 2023
10. – 13. May 2023
GDC (Game Developers Conference)
20. – 24. March 2023
San Francisco, United States of America
REFRESH X Fantoche
6. – 11. September 2022
Games Week Berlin
16. – 17. September 2022
MEDO. FEAR. ANGST.
09. October – 30. November 2022
Awards and Nominations
WINGS GENDER DIVERSITY AWARD
«Psychotic Bathtub» won the WINGS GENDER DIVERSITY AWARD during the A MAZE festival in Berlin, Germany.
Nomination Encouragement Award
«Psychotic Bathtub» was nominated for the Zurich University of the Arts Encouragement Award.
Thank you Pro Helvetia for your support through
your production grant!
«Psychotic Bathtub» is developed by the game and narrative designer Natasha Sebben. Her sister Tatjana Sebben is «Psychotic Bathtub's» community manager. Martin Hodler provides excellent programming expertise.
«Psychotic Bathtub's» soundtrack and sound design are created by Esteban Marena and Jonas Roulet.
«Psychotic Bathtub» shows a fictional disorder that follows psychotic symptoms. This game is not a therapeutic game, but is intended to draw awareness to mental health.
«Psychotic Bathtub» addresses symptoms as intrusive thoughts, escapism, self-destruction and guilt.
© 2023 Natasha Sebben