Press Kit
Psychotic Bathtub –
The Story of an Escalating Mind
.
And Ducks.

 



Developer:
Natasha Sebben
based in Switzerland

Current Development Status:
Downloadable Prototype

Release Date:
Autum 2023

Platform: 
PC (Microsoft Windows)

Website:  

natsha.ch/psychotic-bathtub

Social:
instagram.com/psychotic_bathtub/

 



«Psychotic Bathtub – The Story of an Escalating Mind. And Ducks.» deals with a psychotic disorder and is a multilinear indie story game.

You find yourself as Ophelia in your bathtub and interact with the environment: Argue with your rubber duck, drink wine, add more bathwater. Each of your interactions threatens to escalate and has severe consequences: You drown your duck, the wine turns into poison, the bathroom is flooded. And so you move through the disorder towards different endings.

«Psychotic Bathtub» is in development. Its most recent prototype offers four different endings, a playtime up to thirty minutes and can be
downloaded here.



Trailer
 



Gameplay 
 




Screenshots
 

00-Menu_PsychoticBathtub_NatashaSebben.jpg
1-IsomerticBathtub.jpg
2-WineScene.jpg
4-WouldYouLikeItToBeBlood.jpg
1_OpeningScene_Screenshot_NatashaSebben.jpg
6-DuckDad.jpg




Team

«Psychotic Bathtub – The Story of an Escalating Mind. And Ducks.» is developed by the Game and Narrative Designer Natasha Sebben. Next to the development of «Psychotic Bathtub» Natasha works as a freelance Narrative Designer and supports game studios in the creation of their stories. Additionally she teaches Storytelling and Game Visuals at the Zurich University of the Arts, Switzerland.

«Psychotic Bathtub's» soundtrack and sound design are created by Esteban Umiglia and Jonas Roulet.





Expositions, Nominations and Documentations

«Psychotic Bathtub – The Story of an Escalating Mind. And Ducks.» was and is internationally featured at the following expositions:

REFRESH X Fantoche
6. – 11. September 2022
Baden, Switzerland


Games Week Berlin
16. – 17. September 2022
Berlin, Germany

MEDO. FEAR. ANGST.
09. October – 30. November 2022
Lisbon, Portugal




«Psychotic Bathtub» was nominated for the Zurich University of the Arts Encouragement Award.



«Psychotic Bathtub's» process is covered in the following documentations and videos:

Showcase Design
September 2022 

ZHdK-Diplomprojekt Design
June 2022

Game Design ZHdK
June 2022

Interview Game Design ZHdK
May 2022




Contact

Natasha Sebben
natasha.sebben@gmail.com