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The Recipe Of Madness is a horror game. The plot follows Frank, a journalist, who's got to interview a famous writer. You came to his house, but got locked up inside. You'll need to untangle the mysteries of the house and his occult owner.

- read notes and learn the story of the mysterious writer
- riddle yourself and find keys to the closed doors
- enjoy the immersive ambient soundtrack



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In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $1 USD. You will get access to the following files:

the recipe of madness.rar 747 MB


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the game was really dark and the piano puzzle confused me, but i had fun running around and exploring

Thanks for submitting this game to the itch.io bundle for racial justice and equality! I enjoyed the game. 

In case anyone is interested, here is the review: https://knavegaming.com/the-recipe-of-madness-review/

Are there any chases in this?

Nope, there is no any chases


Very well done itch.io page. I like the font :D


Hi, I'd love to give your game a try, but I need to know if it contains jumpscares or gore.


^^ ditto, this looks super awesome but i really can't deal with jumpscares


My girlfriend has been playing the game for like 20 minutes now and we've already encountered one jumpscare. (it's noise-based). However we haven't gotten too far in so I'm not sure if there's anything bigger than that.

Yes, there's only one jumpscare.

I think there's at least one or two more past the first one i mentioned. If there was a spoiler tag I'd mention them by name but i don't know how rude it would be to mention them otherwise 

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Hey, I just played through this game and it's really great. I wanted to note two things, firstly the "H" piano note was a bit confusing, as an American I didn't realize "B" and "H" were the same on piano. While it wasn't that hard to figure out, it could confuse some others. 

The other thing I wanted to mention was something I think may have been a bug.. After playing the piano notes properly, then going into the room with the saw and blood, and going down the now unlocked door and it's corridor, I got back to the large dark room with the table and lamp, but when walking out I never picked up the celler key and note. Because of this, the door had locked behind me and the hallway in the bloody room was now just a flat wall. This made it so I wasn't able to open the door to the celler, or access that room again. I tried re-playing the piano notes but it didn't seem to make the wall open again. I'm not entirely sure if I was missing something, but would like a bit of clarification on that. 

Aside from the small problem, I really enjoyed the game and would recommend it to anyone interested. 

Hey, thanks so much for playing my game. As for the error, I apparently just did not test the case when the player does not pick up the key and  note in a room with the  lamp and table. Unfortunately, I lost all the game code, and I can’t fix this bug.

Anyway, many thanks for the kind words. And I apologize for my poor English, this is not my native language :)


Выглядит очень интересно, хорошо проделанная работа, молодец!


The ONLY problem I had with this game is how dark it was.  I expect horror games to be dark but I could barely see in this one.  That being said, I really enjoyed this game and I'll post the link to the video of me playing it on my YouTube =)

thank you very much Katyfoo for your feedback :)


Thank YOU for making a super fun game! =)


good game