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The Blue Bedroom

In this point-and-click game, follow Van Gogh’s footsteps and creations during his stay in Arles, France.

Read his own words, extracted from his letters to his brother Theo Van Gogh.

Discover his desire to build a community of artists in his Yellow House with his friend Paul Gauguin. From his blissful days and creations to his mental breakdown and instability.

Game based on historical facts, as an interactive visual novel.

Van Gogh Game The Blue Bedroom


Van Gogh wrote constantly to his brother Theo, talking about his paintings, sketches, mental state, books, and more. More than 800 letters survived, which are a look straight into Van Gogh’s heart and mind, or better yet, his letters are a gate into his soul.

I’ve read all of his letters and I always felt “connected” to him. When I read about the theme “Unstable” in a game jam (Ludum Dare), I had a burst of excitement: “THE PERFECT THEME TO MAKE A GAME ABOUT VAN GOGH”.

So I chose one of his periods – Arles, France – in which his mood fluctuated on a daily basis, and in a matter of 3 months, he went from being extremely excited to having a mental breakdown (ear cut). The reasons? This is what you can see in the game.



  • Completed
  • Personal / Hobby


  • Godot
  • Photoshop


  • Gamedev
  • Painting
  • Photo Texture
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Project type: Games