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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 DVD Player Hmm... (DVD version)
Tender Loving Care DVD Player The wife is feeling better (DVD version)
Tender Loving Care DVD Player Play it again, Sam (DVD version)
Tender Loving Care DVD Player The opening title (DVD version)

Promo Images

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Trailer


Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

A totally different experience from the usual video games. Rodney Mayton (19) unrated

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Topic # Posts Last Post
Regarding the "DVD Video Version" 3 firefang9212 (56357)
Jan 19, 2018
RIP John Hurt! 1 Pseudo_Intellectual (61234)
Jan 30, 2017

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
firefang9212 (56357) added Tender Loving Care (DVD Player) on Jan 19, 2018
Other platforms contributed by MrMamen (10975) and MAT (194944)