A downloadable game for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux

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Experience the life of Barbara, an ordinary person with very normal daily rituals... or is there more to it?

Made during Global Game Jam 2016 at Kenney Land

"If you're anything like me, you'll spend another five going 'oooh' and 'aaah' over all the chunky low-poly models, exquisitely lit."

(Tom Sykes, PC Gamer)
"There are many ways people can send a message in order to prove a point, but it's always very thrilling do it in the form of a major twist at the end of an apparently normal story."

(Alexandru Dulcianu, ★★★★☆ (3.5/5) Softpedia)


Use the mouse to navigate (right click to move, left click to interact). You can also walk around using the arrow keys and WASD.


  • Programming: Josh Naylor
  • Art/modeling: Kenney Vleugels
  • Hand animations: Suchada Brassé
  • Audio: Angelo Di Totto


  • Comic book colours
  • Gandhi's Game
  • One hand tied behind my back
  • Loudmouth

Version 2.0

  • Recreated from the ground up
  • More interactive objects
  • New control scheme

More information

Published269 days ago
StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows, Mac OS X, Linux
PublisherGGJ 2016 Kenney Land Dream Team
Tags3D, Exploration, First-Person, global-game-jam, Point & Click, Story Rich
Average durationA few minutes
Player countSingleplayer


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

Barb 2.0 (Windows) 32 MB
Barb 2.0 (Mac) 35 MB
Barb 2.0 (Linux) 35 MB
Barb 1.0 (Windows) 19 MB
Barb 1.0 (Mac) 31 MB


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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3QKZn41YhE This game is beautifully designed I loved it!! Wish it was longer though!! Great job dudes!! here is my play through of it!! :)

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I can't tell you how much this game meant to me, especially with so many people close to me that are within the LGBT community, including myself.

I hope you'll continue to make more games, even if they aren't strictly within this genre. Your concept for (I'd rather not say little, since the message behind is so large) this short game hit a lot of people, I'm sure, as it did for me.

Here's my playthrough, thank you, again.

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I made a Lumps Play. This game was a nice little quickie. Kudos!

Pulled in by the visuals, fell in love with the story and the sound effects... goodness, the sound effects were my favourite aspect, thank you for brightening my day!

The controls are a little bit strange and the game lagged a little, sometimes is difficult to pick stuff :D after all, great game

Hi guys and Developers !

I played this game and fell in love with the graphics , sound and the STORY !!!! This was amazing , i was little confused what was supposed to happen and not sure what story was but than i realized , it happen while i was editing my video ! I will be so happy and will buy full game in future , keep up the good work AND complete the game , i want more <3 . This was truly an amazing Experience !

my play through is here

Much Love , Miral

It was really short, but it was still very well done!

Even though it was a very short game, it had a very deep meaning behind it. I enjoyed it very much

That was certainly not what I expected from this game. That quote at the end hit me hard. That's exactly how it happened for me, too. I stopped being who I wasn't. Thank you for this game, the graphics and controls were easy and it was really powerful, even being so short.

having trouble launching the Mac 2.0 version, but 1.0 works fine. Tried downloading multiple times and couldn't get it to work

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Great game! Beautiful and everything. I figured the twist out a while before I took the shower - for some reason I was afraid that the game will be scary so I read this page again and it just somehow made perfect sense for the twist to be what it was - so, on that note - nice twist. Nice buildup. Nice message. Kind of hit close to home. Made me smile. Thanks.

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This game had a very interesting feel. The atmosphere and sound effects are on point. i would love to see more game like this and in the same style. As for the subject topic I believe that it can be very controversial, but the way that the game creators presented it was perfect. I would recommend the is game to anyone. Here is my take, and walk-through of the game.


ok, i dont... the game is great but, i dont anterstand


are you sure this is free, and you wont get in trouble for downloading this? because, im pretty sure that paint the town red isnt free, and it is on this site

Hey, developer here, the game is completely free to download. We've made the game during a 'game jam' which is where you create a game with a team within a set time period (48-hours) and decided to release it for free, if you ever see it online being sold - contact us!

well not this game, but the paint the town red is being sold for 9.99 on steam

Paint The Town Red is not one of our games, we can't help you with that.

how can i unzip the file on mac because it says that it cant be opened??

The OSX zip archive is working correctly, you might have to download it again.

what an interesting game! I wish I had known about this one sooner! The twist ending really caught me by surprise and I loved it!

Super amazing job! I loved the art style of it!

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Loved the game! I made a video as well if anyone wants to check it out :) Great job guys! BARB | "9AM WAKE UP CALL"

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It was a great short story! I thoroughly enjoyed it and I think I had a little bit too much fun with making a video for it! Great game keep up the great work!


Barb Gameplay | LIVING THE DREAM - YouTube


Awesome Game, Loved that all of the FX were recorded using voices simply hilarious! And the Twist! oh the Twist! Brilliant game well done!


Thanks for playing the game, we've had a great laugh with the team! :D

Glad you enjoyed :D make sure to keep up the content !!!