Description

Things haven't been easy for Michael Overton and his wife Allison. The young couple has experienced a terrible tragedy - the death of their daughter in a car accident. While Michael seems to deal with the shock better, Allison has gradually descended into a delusional state, unable to accept reality and function normally as an adult. Dr. Turner, a psychologist, suggests the Overtons hire a live-in nurse for Allison, and recommends a young woman named Katherine Randolph. However, new dark tensions start arising shortly after the nurse moves in.

Tender Loving Care is an interactive movie with limited adventure-like gameplay segments. The game is divided into chapters, each consisting of four parts. The first part consists of a non-interactive story episode presented as a short live action film. Afterwards, the player is asked several questions by Dr. Turner concerning his understanding of the events he just witnessed. The third part involves first-person exploration of still graphical images representing various locations in the house. There are no puzzles or other challenges during that phase, but the player may uncover diaries or other items that shed more light on the story. Finally, the fourth part consists of taking a Thematic Apperception Test: the player is shown various images accompanied by questions and a list of answers, and is given a psychological profile depending on his choices. The story that develops through the movie portions may also be affected by the player's answers.

Screenshots

Tender Loving Care Windows The woman who is about to take care of your wife doesn't look trustworthy (DVD version)
Tender Loving Care Windows (D) Read a brief profile of what the doctor thinks of you based on your answers (optional) (CD version)
Tender Loving Care iPhone Suggestions after evaluating my answers.
Tender Loving Care iPhone John Hurt plays Dr. Turner.

Promo Images

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Alternate Titles

  • "TLC" -- Common abbreviation
  • "Die Versuchung" -- German title

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User Reviews

Movie and game? Not much of either, actually Windows Unicorn Lynx (174054)
A totally different experience from the usual video games. Windows Rodney Mayton (19)
Need any more reason why FMV gaming died a horrible, flaming death? Windows Vance (98)

Critic Reviews

Tap-Repeatedly/Four Fat Chicks Windows Jul, 2006 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Game Captain Windows Jun 05, 1998 84 out of 100 84
Adventure Corner Windows Feb 14, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Player (Germany) Windows May, 1998 79 out of 100 79
PC Zone Windows Aug 13, 2001 7.9 out of 10 79
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Jul, 1998 70 out of 100 70
Electric Games Windows 1999 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Quandary Windows Feb, 2001 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Just Adventure Windows 1997 D+ 33
Game Revolution Windows Apr 01, 1999 D+ 33

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Trivia

DVD player version

Tender Loving Care was available in a special DVD edition made for playing on standard DVD video players via your remote controller. This version was usually sold on music and video stores.

Awards

  • ICDIA and IDMA Awards
    • November 15, 1997 - Gold Award (DVD category)
  • PC Player (Germany)
    • Issue 01/1999 - The Sigmund Freund Memorial Award
Information also contributed by Jeanne
Contributed to by MrMamen (9055) and MAT (156406)