A downloadable game for Windows

This game was released May of 2022 in a semi-unfinished state but due to sudden interest the game has since been updated (April 2023) to add certain content and polish missing from the original release.

A Mandela Catalogue (pre Vol.4) themed I'm on Observation Duty type game.

Report Anomalies until 6 am to beat the game.

Development for this project began in February of 2022 and ended in May of 2022 with a small update in June of 2022 and 2nd update in April of 2023.

This game was developed in Unreal Engine 5 and supports Lumen Global Illumination which can be expensive to run so disable it in the settings menu if you have performance issues.

Anomaly Types:

Imagery - Paintings/Artwork/Pictures Changing

Displacement - Object Changing Location

Mimic - Duplicate Object or Object Attempting to Blend In

Flawed - Flawed Impersonator (Distorted Human)

Pure Form - Shadow Figure with White Eyes

Preacher - Cloaked Figure Obscured and Constant Whispering

Electrical - Electronics (Lights, TVs, Radio, PCs, Camera Error)

Tulpa - Seen only in Mirrors

Corpse - This is now in the game

Unknown - Cannot be classified

Open Doors are not Displacements

It means someone has entered the home.

This game does NOT have a MAC/iOS/Android/Linux port. 

If you have any suggestions or feedback feel free to leave a comment.


I have provided a RAR version for those unable to download the ZIP version.

The game seems to be getting flagged as a trojan which I am unable to replicate when scanning with Windows Defender (Windows 10) and until I know what exactly is triggering the false positive there is not much I can do.

I've received a lot of feedback that I am thankful for but there will not be any future updates. This game was made for fun and if I feel the need to revisit this style of gameplay it will be in a new and original game.
If I ever decide to make another Mandela Catalogue fan game it would most likely play completely differently than this game so don't expect an "Alternate Watch 2" anytime soon.

The game now has a category on Twitch since I've seen the complaint that there wasn't one previously.

The latest version of the game is "Alternate Watch Latest Version  aka 5_1"

Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars
(259 total ratings)
GenrePuzzle, Simulation, Survival
Made withUnreal Engine
Tags3D, Atmospheric, Creepy, Fangame, Horror, Point & Click
Average sessionAbout a half-hour


AlternateWatch_Latest_Version.zip 844 MB
AlternateWatch_Latest_Version.rar 823 MB
AlternateWatch_Old_Zip 879 MB

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It won't let me play pls update it

still not working pls fix this error

i have a error when i join in it says i have to restart my PC

Someone help me solve this problem please :(

hey Tesseron, could we expect a part two or perhaps another location? This game is great and I have been patiently waiting. I promise it would pop off you did. EVERYONE in my circle of peeps love your work. I don't need attention.. this is a genuine question.


not working

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my game keeps giving me this error and crashing when i launch and i dont know what to do, any tips?

do you know how to fix it?

Yoh Guys, This Game is so Scary and Funny, i Love it, in any case i made a Video on my youtube Channel, if you want to see it There you are. (its all in Italian)

ta bueno

the update is crazy!!!! I love it

very good way to give the players creeps. Especially with such good inspiration. A bit of a find the idfferences game in my experience

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I added it to my collection now how do i play the game?

Just download from one of the three buttons on the bottom. 2 are current build and one is an older version. Then just unzip n play. 

This game is just one of my favorites the feel and look of the game are so good. Keep at the game development and keep up the good work.

when i try to play dark mode the check box for it wont turn it on? pls help :(


Secret ending for finding them all at the end. Almost feels like there's a second game, but can't tell.

I loved this game! I hope there will be more maps one day!


Everytime i try to open the game this appears: The following component(s) are required to run this program: DirectX Runtime

Can somebody help? 


I'm not very sure if i'm correct, but i think it means your graphics card cant handle the game







6 TV...






This game is one of the best I've played in a while so I had to play more keep up the good work.


this game need to be put in steam

This game is a masterpiece.

All the tiny objects moving were driving completely insane but it was still a very fun experience (specially in dark mode).

The followed component(s) are required:

DirectX Runtime

Who knows, how to fix this?

The error I received was "A D3D11-compatible GPU (Feature Level 11.0, Shader Model 5.0) is required to run the engine." In addition to not being able to run this game, I couldn't run several games from Steam that I used to be able to previously.

Try updating your computer by going to Windows Search (bottom left corner of your desktop on Windows 10) > Updates > Check For Updates System Setting > Click on "Check for Updates". I just updated my computer which worked. Hope that helps.

I keep getting a pop up saying that the game has crashed and will close, and that there was a lowlevelfatalerror??

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i have an error saying,

The following component(s) are needed to run this program: 

Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime

Just install Visual C++ for the game, it should fix the issue

how do you do that? because i've tried everything and nothing seems to be working


it won't start

I keep getting an error that says "Failed to lauch."

Por favor faz um porte para celulares moveis

I have a problem with not being able to open the game and this error appears: A D3D11-compatible GPU (Feature Level 11.0, Shader Model 5.0) is required to run the engine.

the same thing happens to me

I received the same error message.

Update your computer by going to Windows Search (bottom left corner of your desktop on Windows 10) > Updates > Check For Updates System Setting > Click on "Check for Updates". Basically, open your computer's Settings and click "Check for Updates" under Windows Update. This worked for me.

extract it to open it and if it does not work then idk

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