Pick Your Past.

Discover Your Fate.

The Legend

This Is The Story of a Great Leader.

This is the story of you.

The World

The Cursed Painting combines the core elements of tabletop gaming, audiobooks, and open world exploration and delivers a uniquely vivid and interactive experience. Whether you’re interacting with the mysteries of a strange medieval village and its equally secretive inhabitants, or exploring the depths of an ancient dungeon, the path you take is completely up to you.

Features

Free to Play

Enjoy all current and future content for free!

Character Progression

Through equipment, perks, gold and levels.

Immersive Audio

Rich soundscape throughout the experience.

Visual Support

Descriptive artwork for screen enabled Alexa’s.

Interactive

Dynamic Combat System.

The Storyteller

Throughout your adventures, or misadventures, you are guided by the legendary Storyteller. She keeps track of your inventory, weapons and character stats. During intense combat she will keep an eye on your health and special abilities. As the Storyteller leads you through the game you will be immersed by layers of meticulously crafted audio paired with an original fantasy score that will pull you right into the world.

Choose your Path

Choose your character type with care, from a simple thief to an exiled noble.

Each character comes with special abilities and weaknesses in addition to a past that impacts the character’s future.

The Noble

RAISED FAR FROM THE COMMON MAN, YOU SPENT YOUR DAYS GOING THROUGH RIGOROUS TRAINING, UP UNTIL THE PEASANTS REVOLTED.

Power

 

The noble starts with a bonus to Power, allowing you to break doors and perform feats of strength, this also means your attacks will hit harder.

The Adventurer

IN CONSTANT SEARCH OF ADVENTURE, YOU’RE NATURALLY DRAWN TOWARDS THE NEXT UNCHARTED PIECE OF LAND AND THE PROMISE OF PAYMENT.

Toughness

 

The adventurer starts with a bonus to Toughness, granting you more health and a knack at persevering under duress.

The Thief

YOU’VE DONE WHAT WAS NEEDED IN ORDER TO SURVIVE ON THE STREETS, UNTIL THE GUARDSMEN CAUGHT UP WITH YOU.

Agility

 

The thief starts with a bonus to Agility, making you more adept at picking locks,  your ability to land hits in combat amongst other benefits.

News & Updates

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Cursed Painting Moves to Free to Play

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Review: VoGo Voice

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Cursed Painting Named Voice Spark’s Second Most Popular Skill of the Year

Finishing the year out strong, Cursed Painting won the #2 spot in the Voice Spark Awards. Shortly after, Wanderword founder Peter Zetterberg and Senior Designer…
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Review: VoiceBrew

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FAQ

General

Do I need an Alexa to play this?

The Cursed Painting is available on a number of speakers and headphones but is reliant on the Alexa framework. For mobiles try looking for the Alexa app on your app-store of choice and enable Cursed Painting through the application.

Get Alexa on iOS      Get Alexa on Google Play

I can't start the game!

Unfortunately, The Cursed Painting is not available in every country just yet. We’re looking at translations, but are focusing on English speaking countries at the moment.

How can I contact Customer Support?

If you encounter any problems, feel free to email us at Our Customer Support Email.

About The Game

What are the differences between the background choices?

All backgrounds will have their unique flair to the narrative throughout the game, small story snippets depending on what your starting choice.
The thief starts with a bonus to Agility.
The adventurer starts with a bonus to Toughness.
And the Noble starts with a bonus to Power.

Are there special attacks in the game?

Sure there is!
At level three in any statistic, you’ll gain access to an ability, these will improve once you gain access to level five in any statistic.
Agility will allow you to perform a blinding strike in combat.
Power will allow you to perform a Power attack in combat.
Toughness will unlock regeneration which allows you to regain a bit of health after each combat.

In Game Commands

How do I know what my statistics are?

Try saying “Check Stats“.

Can I reroll a new character?

Sure! Restart the game at any time by saying “Restart”. This will, however, reset your entire progress, but allow you to try out other backgrounds and choices.

I totally missed an important piece of description!

You can say “Repeat” at anytime to have the Storyteller repeat its last couple of sentences.

Am I stuck in a dungeon until I finish it?

You can always say “Leave Dungeon” if you want to return to the surface.

How do I manage my equipment?

Say “Open Inventory” and equip newly found items from there.

I am on the brink of death!

You can increase your health by saying “Drink Healing Potion” – If you’re all out of them, try finding somewhere to sleep.

In a worst case scenario, try returning to the game in a while, you will regain health slowly over time while you’re not playing.

Are You Ready?

Enable now on Alexa

Reviews

I stumbled upon this experience by accident and I was thoroughly impressed with the extremely high quality of the design. Fully voice-acted and built up with a full Dungeons and Dragons style skill, combat, and dice roll system, Cursed Painting was a joyful and curious experience all the way through this "preview" release of sorts. The sound effects and descriptive environments easily rival those of many high quality indie RPGs you might find on Steam. Playing this makes me marvel that this medium of game creation hasn't been explored to a greater degree thus far. I'll be eagerly awaiting the full release whenever it comes.

Kevin LAudio-play Dungeons & Dragons

First, I was impressed with how easy it is to access with any Alexa device. That may not seem like a big deal to some people but I am pretty busy so I look for fun stuff that's convenient to access. Second, the narrative was genuinely engaging and not just for me but for the rest of our household as well. Highly recommended!

Helen ZbihlyjFun for the family

My boys and I love this game! I could see this game being played for hours, especially since we all have to stay home! This is a great way to exercise the imagination.

Fawkesholme

Really impressive how well this works. Great fun

Minton