A downloadable experience for Windows


ROM is a short experimental experience. Explore a desolate island, revive it's forgotten machines and take control of the game's atmosphere.

This demo was developed as a first year project for university. We're currently thinking about how we want to move on with the project and decided to publish it to see how people react to it.

If you have any questions or feedback, we're super happy to hear them! Just shoot us an email at: bincurlgame(at)gmail.com


ROM is best played using only the left analogstick of an Xbox 360 Controller but you can also use WSAD or arrow-keys. Press Escape to quit ROM.

Headphones & Controller recommended.


  • Paul Schnepf (Coding, GameDesign, FX)
  • Rainer Windolph (Animation, Game Design, FX)
  • Friedemann Allmenröder (Art, Game Design, Sounds)

This Game was developed as part of the Game Design bachelor-program at HTW Berlin, special thanks to our professors and coaches:

Prof. Susanne Brandhorst
Prof. Thomas Bremer
Sven Gorholt

Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/bincurlgames

Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
(70 total ratings)
Tags2D, Atmospheric, Experimental, Exploration, Relaxing, Short, Singleplayer, Top-Down
Average sessionA few minutes
InputsKeyboard, Xbox controller
AccessibilityColor-blind friendly, Textless



Install instructions

Unzip the file to any location. Start "ROM.exe" in the unzipped folder to play.


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Wait... it's not actually a ROM???


Brief, but the island will stick with you.

I am in love <3

I could spend days in this island. 

This is great :)

That was so cool!

Really cool stuff here! I would personally like to see this expanded on.

This game is super nice i love this game

Such an amazing game! So relaxing! Love the music! Wish I had found this game sooner! 

why i not found this earlier 

OMG! What a beautiful looking game! I love the graphics and that calm music in the background is just perfect! keep it up!

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Ich mag solche Spiele, sehr schön umgesetzt. :) Vielleicht sollte nochmal an die Art, wie man sich durch die Welt bewegt hernagehen. Anstatt, dass man nur den Joystick für mehrere Minuten in eine Richtung drückt, könnte man sich zB auch bewegen, indem man abwechselnd den Linken und den Rechten Trigger drückt.

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Simplicity made crazy with atmospherical minimalism.

My only real complaint depending on what level of judgement you might be asking for is that maybe
the shiny trail orb could have been more elaborated and more bigger.

Quality was okay.


any plans for a mac release?

I don't think there is anything bad anybody has to say about this!

This is so beautiful. I went in expecting to love it, and went out absolutely loving it. 10/10 Sounds, visuals, and game play. I had no problems with it whatsoever, the ending was vague but I didn't mind, still love it! Great job on this, I hope to see more from you guys :)

I really loved this game when I played it a while ago. Really good!


I LOVED this game! A totally unique experience - the environmental modeling was fantastic, truly amazing sound engineering, no issues with controls, great length for the objective... an amazing short exploratory adventure. I wouldn't change a thing! Thanks so much to the developers!

If you would like to see gameplay footage, please follow the link to my YouTube video! I highly recommend playing for yourself, I do not do this game justice in my playthrough! Thanks!

Thanks so much! Your playthrough made our day, glad you enjoyed the game =)

You bet! Please keep making games! This one was so wonderful that I'd like to see what else you come up with!

Thumbs up from me! Excellent work!

Thanks a lot!

loved it!

great to hear that, thanks!


thanks man!

This is true art! 11/10

Thanks so much!! Cheers =)

BRUH, this game is fantastic AF. Thank you for the beautiful experience !! I really enjoyed the lightning 😄

Thanks so much man, we really enjoyed your let's play =) cheers!

This has become my new happy place. I could just spend hours staring at the screen and listening to the music.

I've also invented a new word:


when something is so good but there are no existing words to describe its greatness

Hey, we're super happy to hear you enjoy ROM! thanks!

Did a LP of it for our channel and really loved it. I would love to see more stuff like this, the environmental puzzles and everything really fascinated me!

always super interesting to watch people playing rom! thanks for the feedback & LP!

the game looks awesome it'd be cool to add a resource system , all the graphics and atmosphere spot on , great puzzle game .Exploration of more intricate puzzle islands would be nice

hey, thanks for the feedback! glad you liked it.

Great game, but I wish it was clearer that the game ends when you light up all the centre lights because it looks too much like another puzzle.


thanks for your feedback, we're glad you liked the game! We totally agree with what you're saying, if we had more time, the first thing we'd add to the game would be a more obvious/rewarding ending. Thanks and cheers! =)

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This game is so good. I love it. In my first go around I just sat there in the rainstorm admiring the beauty of the art style and the atmosphere. This game sets the mood so well for each of its different areas. ITs just amazing.


Thank you very much! We're glad you liked it!

Great Game!

thanks man! =)

Np :D

Simply amazing.

(Possible Vulgar Language Warning.)

thank you!

No, thank you for creating such an amazing game!

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Hey man, glad you liked it! We really think about turning ROM into a real game some time, at the moment we're just super busy with university. Thanks for your let's try though!

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If I may ask, what inspired you to make this piece of art?

Hey QualityToast, sorry we somehow overlooked your question! In case you're still interested: We were fascinated by the idea of a game without "real gameplay", only driven by atmosphere or emotion. So we decided to use our 2nd semester project at university to experiment with that idea...

that's pretty rad

I agree with 14ZiliKON it is very feels and therapeutic kinda feels like everything gonna be alright.

Heres some game-play of me experiencing it ;P

Thanks man, and thank you for the video, we're super happy about everyone helping to get the word out!

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