Paradigm

Paradigm is a surreal adventure game set in the strange and post apocalyptic Eastern European country of Krusz.
Play as the handsome mutant, Paradigm, whose past comes back to haunt him in the form of a genetically engineered sloth that vomits candy.


Paradigm’s unfortunate life begins at DUPA genetics, a company who sells prodigy children to the rich and powerful who don’t want to leave their inheritance to their poor excuse for biological children.

Something went wrong during Paradigm’s growing process and he was left horribly mutated. To save their reputation, DUPA dumped the hideous infant in a nearby post Neo-Soviet abandoned town, forcing him to fend for himself.


Paradigm didn’t let this get him down and found solace in music. He dreams of becoming the best electronic music artist the world has ever seen! Unfortunately his past is set to catch up with him and he must reluctantly step up as the world’s saviour. When really he just wants to finish his latest EP.

On his journey, Paradigm meets an array of strange characters. Some include: a psychopathic superhero, an evil sloth, a secretary knight , and a glam metal cult leader pug.

  • Classic point [/img[/img]]and click adventure: Think Monkey Island, Day of the Tentacle, Space quest, Full Throttle.
  • Surreal 2D Graphics: Pixar meets Fallout
  • Post apocalyptic: The year is 2026, dial-up is back in fashion.
  • 70/80’s influences: Paradigm's world is what people from that era imagined it to be; large super computers, space age furniture and floppy disks that can save the world.
  • Mature content and dark humour: Help the local drug addict and have a hot date with a toaster.
  • Ugliest protagonist in gaming (maybe): Look at him, Jesus.
  • Evil sloth antagonist: Who is a genetically engineered living candy machine.
  • Glam metal cult: May your pants be tight and your excess be excessive.

Minimum Requirements
OS: Windows Vista/7
Processor: 2 GHz (Dual Core)
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 compatible with 512 MB RAM (Shared Memory is not recommended)
DirectX: Version 9.0c
Storage: 5 GB available space
Additional Notes: mouse
Recommended Specifications
OS: Windows Vista/7/10
Processor: Intel Core I3
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: 1 GB dedicated graphics
DirectX: Version 9.0c
Storage: 5 GB available space
Additional Notes: mouse
Minimum Requirements
OS: Lion (10.7)
Processor: 2 GHz (Dual Core) Intel
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Graphics: 256 MB RAM
Storage: 5 GB available space
Additional Notes: mouse
Minimum Requirements
OS: Ubuntu 12.04 (64 Bit only)
Processor: 2 GHz (Dual Core)
Memory: 2 MB RAM
Graphics: 1 GB dedicated graphics
Storage: 5 GB available space
Additional Notes: mouse
  • Paradigm is a uniquely creative blend of art, music and consistently humorous gameplay. It’s an absurdist adventure like no other, and one that’s earned its place among the classics.

  • A surprisingly deep, emotionally engaging tale for a game that lets you fornicate with a toaster.

  • If you’ve enjoyed adventure games before then you will enjoy this… if you haven’t really given adventure games a go, this is a great one to see just how well they can be made. There are quite a lot of laughs and the production quality is high… for the price you really can’t go wrong. Stick a balloon to your head or grab a 90’s metal band wig and get ready to drop some beats… go play Paradigm!

  • Paradigm succeeds in being a genuinely funny and entertaining point-and-click adventure game. What it may lack in innovation, it more than makes up for with its consistently engaging story, its distinctive and unique world, and its diverse and eclectic cast of characters. Admittedly, its offbeat sense of humour may not be up to everyone's standards, but if you're the type of person who enjoys cynical and referential gags, as well as a heavy dose of Mighty Boosh-esque surrealism, Paradigm is well worth the price of admission.

  • Fascinating and surreal adventure with witty dialogues, bizarre scenes, countless innuendoes and imaginative puzzles.

  • While playing Paradigm, I was having recollections of playing some of my favourite games of yesteryear. The surreal, yet hilarious characters could definitely become memorable pop-culture icons if this was made by a Triple-A development team with their huge marketing budgets. Paradigm does so many of the things that the golden era of point and click adventures did so well and makes it a worthwhile addition to the genre. The puzzles, the humorous storyline and characters, the fully voiced dialogue, the wonderful, somewhat retro visuals all combine to make Paradigm a modern day classic of its own. I sincerely hope that developer Jacob Janerka sees fit to produce a follow up title.

  • Funny and fresh from beginning to end, Paradigm is a traditional point-and-click adventure game full of heart and decapitated heads in jars. The Eastern European setting, great voice acting, and confident comedy shine throughout its roughly six hours. Relatively simple puzzles aside, Paradigm offers a fresh and memorable entry in a genre that I'm happy to see alive and well in 2017.

  • Paradigm is proof that quality isn’t the sole domain of big names and hefty budgets. Although the puzzles are a bit lackluster, the overall experience of the game makes it a must-have for fans of the genre. Players that enjoy absurdity and thrill at the idea geeky humor and internet memes brought to life will love Paradigm in all its weird and wonderful glory.

Paradigm
$14.99 $7.50
Title: Paradigm
Genre: Adventure, Indie
Released: 5 April 2017
Developer: Jacob Janerka
Publisher: Jacob Janerka
  • Single-player
  • Steam Achievements
  • Commentary available
  • Steam Trading Cards
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