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The Tender Cut is a first person interactive installation/exploration game inspired by the "Il etait une fois" scene from Luis Bunuel's movie "Un Chien Andalou". It invites the viewer/player to dive into a surreal atmosphere, sharing the character's experience.

It is not about horror. It is more about a dream. People may experience different feelings in a dream. Any regular action may cause surrealistic consequences. The game provides a player a combination of expressions (if he/she wants to get it).

The game takes about 10-20 minutes to play. There is only one location and various stuff to interact with.

The soundtrack of the game has written by Shawn Claude Jones. The composer sought to reference the original source material which Bunuel chose for the original screening.

Additional links:
The game's site
• Twitter @nothanksgames
• Authors Ilya Kononenko and Yuliya Kozhemyako
• Composer Shawn Claude Jones

Please note: the atmosphere of the game depends on the graphical settings.

Published Apr 03, 2015
PlatformsWindows, macOS
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the_tender_cut_v1.0_win.zip 63 MB
the_tender_cut_v1.0_mac.zip 64 MB


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This was super strange lol. But interesting. Was very unique. Check out my let's play!

What a unique and interesting experience! This game was fun to play and had a surprisingly fun ending. Check it out!

Well this was... "different" but still a really nice game lol.

I thought this game was super interesting! I liked the puzzles and trying to interact with everything! 

A very unique experience. Nicely done.

I have never seen anything on this game until I started playing! This was very interesting experience. I don't know if I enjoyed it, I mean, I did, but the eye getting spliced open was gross haha XD Great game, I loved the black and white aspect of it as well! :D Here is my play through for anyone interested in checking it out:

Here was my play through, for anyone who would like to watch it. Cheers!

Those surrealists were a strange bunch...

Loved it. Thank you, very nice one.

good game ;)