Fran Bow

Fran Bow (PC/MAC/LINUX/WIN8/IOS/ANDROID) Release date : Q3-Q4 2014 

Fran Bow website
Steam page
(The game was greenlit a few months ago!)

You can now download the ALPHA DEMO from the first part of the game! WINDOWS / LINUX/ MAC
If you have some Linux problems, please visit this little tutorial


Fran Bow is a point and click adventure with a touch of horror. You play as Fran Bow, a little girl with a troubled mind and a story to tell!

Her parents are brutally murdered and the only thing she has left is her cat and aunt Grace who takes care of her. But something happens, her cat vanishes and she is taken to an asylum for mad children. One day the cat appear in her dreams and she starts to plot her escape… During her way back home she will get help from strange creatures and find out that the murder of her parents is unimaginably terrible, and finally confront the one responsible…


It is currently under development and we did a crowdfunder for it!
Fran Bow will also be available on Steam!


Here are some new screenshots from the improved game! (Not available in alpha demo)


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69 thoughts on “Fran Bow

  1. [...] return with a look at their upcoming Burton-esque horror-themed point and click adventure Fran Bow. The screenshot is pulled from Chapter 2 of the game in which the wide-eyed protagonist, Fran Bow, [...]

  2. […] It was decided, and in August 2012 she joined up with Isak Martinsson who would fill in the gaps as a coder. Together they decided to call themselves Kill Monday because they hate Mondays, and Nobody became a point and click puzzle-adventure about a girl called Fran Bow. […]

  3. […] up from my article on their game Fran Bow, Natalia Figueroa and Isak Martinsson of Kill Monday have decided to launch a crowdfunding campaign […]

  4. Josh says:

    Hi Guys. I have just played a bit of the alpha teaser version of Fran Bow. I enjoyed the look and feel a lot! I’ve just got some thoughts: 1) the red pill effect is really scary the first time, but maybe you should restrict it. After using it a bunch in each room, it loses its powerful effect. 2) there are a number of spelling mistakes, 3) the puzzles (at least early on) are a bit easy, but also a bit convient. For example, the “HIDE” puzzle doesn’t explain at all why she knows the secret to the code or why the pills are stored with the kids.
    Looking forward to the finished game!

    • killmonday says:

      Hey Josh! Glad you liked it and wanted to feedback! The pill-effect is something that we are doing a lot to in the full version, and those spelling mistakes will be overlooked by translators so we won’t have any common mistakes in there :) As for the entire hospital, we are definitely adding to it more content since it’s such an awesome place!

  5. irdr says:

    yo I dl’d the linux version and would like to play but whenever I click on ‘runner’ in the extracted dir I just get a ‘Choose Application’ dialogue (no luck through terminal either).
    I admit I’m using an older version of ubuntu than yall tested with (12.10 lubuntu) but are there any dependencies I should know about? or do I need to upgrade?
    cheers bros

  6. Bugbeard says:

    Gosh, I really enjoyed the demo! I love the disturbing & oppressive atmosphere, and the art and animation is gorgeous! You’ve really captured a particular, weird, floating, dreamy sort of mood. Fran’s naiveté is emblematic of this. Good luck with the rest of the project! I’m certain it’ll be awesome! :D

  7. SaucisseVaillante says:

    I played your game and I really enjoy it looking forward to it. You should also contact Valve for the greenlight thingy.And you totally need to have a gang of headless animal like Mr deer and the horse.

  8. Br says:

    is this chzo mythos/ 5 days a stranger inspired?

    • killmonday says:

      Not really from those games, no, but we have seen they have some similaritys (like Trilbys notes).. Saving up them all in our to-play-list when we get Fran Bow done! :=)

  9. stefie says:

    I love this game such good work a enjoyed it !! please PLEASE make a whole game out of it

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  11. I’ll buy this game. I must confess I don’t do that often, if you know what i mean. :) It’s really amazing. And very, very funny. Do you think about translating it into polish? It isn’t hard to do.

  12. 陳昱蓁 says:

    我可以在Google play玩到完整版嗎?
    妳們會更新在Google play嗎?
    昱蓁from Taiwan

  13. […] Demo kann kostenlos auf der Entwicklerhomepage für Windows, Linux und MAC heruntergeladen […]

  14. Ramona says:

    I’ve played the demo and it was really awesome, in my opinion, since I like spooky and horror games. But I was wondering when the full version will come out and if I’ll have to buy to take it! (If it was already written it means I’m dumb, don’t mind me)

  15. raventhe says:

    Hey guys. Really enjoyed what I played of the alpha so far, particularly the ghosts of the children hinting at their problems.

    Admittedly I could’ve pushed at it a bit longer but I got stuck with the clock puzzle due to what I suspect is some kind of bug, unless I’m just missing something.

    Firstly, at some point when I clicked on objects Fran would walk to them but would no longer interact with them. I went back to the clock to try and set the time and couldn’t open it. I realised then that the “CLOSED” button was still showing up the top of the screen (but no clock). Clicking CLOSED and then clicking the clock again seemed to fix it but it was pretty confusing.

    Beyond that, I tried setting the time on the clock to midnight–“Mr. Midnight,” right?–but didn’t feel like it did anything. It wasn’t clear to me if I could control the minute hand although I tried to move it. I set the hour hand directly upward but every time I closed and re-opened the clock, it would be back where it started, and the computer didn’t seem impacted.

    Hope this info helps. Congratulations on your funding and good luck with the rest of the project! I’ll keep an eye out for the finished product.

    • Dev says:

      The same thing happened to me, after setting the clock and trying to disarm the alarm, I was unable to ineract with anything. I had to close out of the game 3 times before I was able to interact again.

  16. Miao says:

    I really enjoyed the demo (I played on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1), and I’ll certainly buy the game when it’s out. My problems so far; 1. sometimes the game froze (but you’ll probably figure something out, since it’s still just an alpha); 2. the message on the window in the room with the nurse in the wheelchair was unreadable (the letters were crammed together, no biggie, but for perfection’s sake :); 3. maybe because I played on a tablet, but I was hardly able to read the message above the clock in the doctor’s room in ‘nightmare-world’, the letters were too faint and the spot was too dark; 4. maybe you might consider a higher resolution for the mobile game, for smartphones, the screen might be probably too small for the gameplay whereas for tablets it’s a bit pixalated (however, I’d also play a pixel-y version ^_^

  17. Amber says:

    Hey, I can’t wait for the game! I love the demo and hope you stick to the funny comments she made about the ghosts/demons and other world. I would also hope you add more comments about how you interact with things and more sarcastic and funny commentary. It makes for a interesting mix and really shows how much Fran is messed up. The horror commentary could be on a different level or something. Like in the first demos or some of them. Thanks for all the hard work you put into it!

  18. anthony says:

    i played the demo and i was amazed…please make the full version of Fran Bow….i want to finish the game…

  19. Mace says:

    loved the game i did not play it but i watched some of my favorite youtubers play it, all around awesome! pill effects just wow :) i love the art work and creepyness it gives the game, this game really has the “wow” factor i like that everything is more puzzles then action, please finish the game!! completely worth it keep up the good work!!

  20. Zoee says:

    When do you think the full version would be out ? :)

  21. Paulo says:

    Hello guys. My name is Paulo and I’m from Brazil. First of all congratulations for the excellent work that you’ve been done. I’m can’t wait for the final version. One question: is there a chance this game be in the next gen consoles? I have a Ps4 and I would be very happy to see the game in it. Well at least think on it ok? Congratulations again.

    • killmonday says:

      There is actually a big chance that Fran Bow will be available for PS3, PS4 and maybe even PSVITA! We’ll see! It’s mostly about costs, so it would happen after the PC release.

  22. […] games ‘Neverending Nightmares‘, ‘ARK-2′,’Jack Houston‘ or Fran Bow, and I’m looking forward to seeing what the guys in Péndulo Studios and their scriptwriter […]

  23. Eduardo Carrasco says:

    Hi I saw you at podcast token, I’ll play your game this week, congratulations from Mexico,

    just I have a question… Can I play the game with my doughter and son or you dont recommend it? they have 9 and 8 years old.

    thank for this game

    saludos desde mexico,

  24. Mohsen says:

    Hello! great job : )
    I played the demo version two times and found this serious bug issue: in some cases character wouldn’t interact with objects and also overlap the sight icon by standing front of them. some objects had serious problems, such as the clock: as I was setting it, the hour hand would move no matter how many times I turn the other one and some times the clock window wouldn’t open(it happened to the computer too).

    applying some variation to the background music (as location changes) adds more touch!
    puzzles and riddles are quite easy and irrelevant and mostly don’t require innovations and (more important)imagination.

    I hope full version of FRAN BOW comes out soon with more awesome ideas!

  25. lissa says:

    i enjoyed the demo very much! very creepy and disturbing; love the art style as well, keep up the good work you two we love you!!!!!

  26. cory says:

    Love the game was wondering isit possible to get full version on andriod

  27. Trinity says:

    okay so I am really into vivid and creative stuff. I have an obsession with scary anything. This is just the game I love the demo.I love the whole concept of the girl and her adventures. I feel like I kind of relate to her a bit.Those pill are cool. I am at the part where you stop the alarm I have the code but I would like to know how you like get the right one on the computer

  28. very interesting.. i think i will be satisfy if me can playing this game. thanks for sharing, i will download and install this game.

  29. SaraKl. says:

    I love this game. I played demo many times. But, when is coming whole game? Uh, can’t wait to see it

  30. SamA says:

    Hey i love this game and i cant wait for the full version all the “scary” (not scary to me just cool) Also when the full game comes out would it be free or would people have to pay? And which month this year will the full game be relesed???

    • killmonday says:

      The game will be released late-summerish this year, and hopefully people will buy it so we can continue making games! We can’t release it for free or that would be the end of us :'(

      • Nick says:

        Keep making games like this and I’ll be following Killmonday’s releases for life! :)
        As long as you guys don’t sellout like popcap that is. lol.

  31. AliceT says:

    wow I ca’t wait for the full version of this game… You know when can I play this wonderfoul game??

  32. RainZielon says:

    Im really excited to get the full version of this game, I mean its cute and terrifying, But can you guys work on the story, Its mainly a horror game and I wasnt terrified when I played it.(Sure I was nervous when I got the game.) I wish you guys luck on the game, I hope it gets a lot of downloads.

  33. Rose says:

    Cant wait for the full game looks amazing love the art and the feel to the game :)

  34. Andrea Jones says:

    I bet u that the person who murdered her parents was herself not knowing she did it

  35. Buffy says:

    I loved the demo and the artwork in the game. I’m excited to buy the full version!

  36. Sierra says:

    Hi I was just wondering about how much it would be for the full version

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  38. Hamisxa says:

    Hey guys. Can I pre order the game?
    You should accept Pre Orders already since it’s so close to the game release date.

  39. Nick says:

    I anticipate this the same way all the 8 year olds are anticipating Call of Duty 19.
    Keeping some extra money around for when it’s released.
    Can’t wait!


  41. […] Natalia Figueroa como Isak Martinson se encuentran enfrascados en la fase final de desarrollo de Fran Bow, cuya fecha estimada está prevista para finales de este año 2014. Fran Bow es un título que […]

  42. Greg says:

    Hello!The game is nice!Looking forward to the full version!When will it come?

  43. Greg says:

    Summer ended.You promissed the game to the end of summer it seems

  44. […] Bow [Late 2014 or Early 2015 // PC] – Can we talk point-and-clicks, please? Kill Monday is the collaboration between two Swedish game developers (of questionable sanity and unquestionable […]

    • hector says:

      soo excuse me but i really enjoyed the alpha demo and i want to know if u have a release date or is the game already finished?

      • killmonday says:

        Hey! It’s not finished yet and we can’t really say a specific date for a release, but we are currently working on part 4 of 5 so it’s more close to the finish than before!

  45. Salvador says:

    I found out about this game and downloaded the demo not knowing what to expect, and boy did you guys deliver. The story was captivating and left me on the edge of my seat as I went through every room, exploring, discovering and solving. The atmosphere was very eerie and still you kept it light and innocent with Frans’ comments on certain objects which I thoroughly enjoyed and I do hope you keep that in the final version. The puzzles were clever and the characters/patients were very interesting and creepy.I cant wait to see what other creepy, quirky characters you come up with but right now my favorite is the cat Mr. Midnight.He is a charming addition to this game and I love him soooo much and I can’t wait for Fran to reunite with him. Its a truly great game, with a first class emotional feel to it throughout. I’m so ready for this game, the demo has got me pumped ahhhhhhh!!!! \\(^0^)//

  46. Salkin says:

    This game’s fucked up, but i like it :)

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