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The princess has lost her crown.

Find it for her and play the game.

Don't look too hard.

Do what you're told.

Never turn off the light.

There's nothing else to find.

A simple, arcade-styled game requiring patience and perseverence, designed to convey an unsettling atmosphere, and encourage dread without relying on the more common horror tropes we have become accustomed to.

Owing to the punishing nature of the initial release, there are now two versions of BLANCHE, a new version in which tanuki rooms act as checkpoints, and BLANCHE TRUE, which is basically the original game as it was, for those who enjoy a challenge. In both versions, keys are still lost if your piece is hurt. We apologise for any frustrations the original difficulty setting has caused.


← ↑ → ↓ - Move

ENTER/Z - Interact

X - Cancel

Q - Quit

If you enjoy the experience BLANCHE has to offer, please consider donating a little money by buying a download, in order to fund our upcoming project, tentatively named FOREVERLAND, which will be an improvement on this game in every respect. If there is a demand, we'll work on releasing a version that is Mac compatible. Let us know via comment if there are any game-breaking bugs. Thank you.

More information

Published42 days ago
Release date42 days ago
Tags2D, black-and-white, Dark, glitch, Horror, Minimalist, Retro, Tactical, Top Down Adventure
LicenseAll rights reserved
Asset licenseAll rights reserved
Average durationAbout a half-hour
Player countSingleplayer


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

blanche.exe 19 MB
blanche_true.exe 19 MB


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It's fun until you die eight minutes in and have to restart.


We thank you for the prompt feedback. The issue has been dealt with, BLANCHE now includes a checkpoint feature, whilst the option remains for the original version via BLANCHE TRUE. We hope you have not been overly inconvenienced.

You guys rock for dealing with this so quickly, and I apologize for any compromise of artistic integrity I might have caused. You've got some serious cred in my book, and I really hope I didn't accidently force a change upon you or something. Again, y'all are pretty great.

No apology required, we're only too happy to ensure that players are able to get as much enjoyment from BLANCHE as they can. Thank you for playing.