A downloadable game for Windows and Linux

About the game

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)


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


The game can be played using a mouse and keyboard. Windows and Linux compatible, not compatible with other operating systems.

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Updated 14 days ago
StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows, Linux
PublisherGGJ 2016 Kenney Land Dream Team
Tags3D, Exploration, First-Person, Global Game Jam, Point & Click, Story Rich
Average sessionA few minutes


Barb 2.0.0 (Windows) 32 MB
Barb 2.0.0 (Linux) 35 MB


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iam genuinely confused what the point of this game is


video game is an electronic game that involves interaction with a user interface to generate visual feedback on a two- or three-dimensional video display device such as a TV screenvirtual reality headset or computer monitor.


i wasn't asking what a video game is i was asking what this specific video game is


I'm still unsure how to answer your question.


Everyone's acting like this deservers a freaking GOTY but I don't understand what the fuss is


We created the game within a weekend during a game jam and it's a short experience, it's obviously not GOTY but it's a fun little experience to play - at least we think.



No, I toooootaly didn't assume Barb was a girl right away. 



What is this game supposed to be?


A game.


10/10 response.

It was made for a 48-hour global game jam. Something short and simple.

the linux version won't start, im running the latest version of linux mint

The music and the art was wonderful, but it was over before I even knew what was happening.

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Really like the aesthetic! Great Job!


It seems like everyone is loving it because of the LGBTQ plot twist, but the game is just to short for you to really get invested or care about the main character.


The game made was during a 48-hour game jam, so there wasn't much time to create a fledged out story unfortunately.


its kind of like this trans vestite thing but its actually enjoyable

Hi if you are looking at this awesome and thoughtout game well, I said some words after it and if you wish to hear them then watch. Its a very deep game about the LGBTQ community 


i am very confused lol :P 


It kinda sorta doesn't work whatsoever for me. Just shows "BARB", then cuts to a (mostly) red-ish screen with a white dot.

Love it, love it, love it! this was a very different game and the way it played out, it was really nice and smooth! good job on creating this game!


Loved the art style of this game and it threw me for a loop!



A very stylish game, for sure.

check out my gameplay

longest game iv ever played 4.5/5 :D sounds were very creepy xD

Looks cool.. i love simulation games!!

Hello! I really liked your game, it looks great and was a really creative way to show off the subject matter! It was a bit short but still great nonetheless. I made a let's play of it here~


I love this. What a beautiful game.

This game ment alot to me. to see that someone knew what it was like for a person like me everyday from a diffrent point of view. to figure out that someone had made such a touching game that has really opened my feelings and to see i shouldent be ashamed of who i am. and that someone else understands my type of community. thank you for making this

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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.

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