Pathologic (Мор. Утопия) is a 2005 psychological horror survival role-playing game developed by Russian game studio Ice-Pick Lodge. On May 23, 2019, Pathologic 2 was released as a re-imagining of the original.
A mysterious and deadly disease breaks out in a remote town in the Russian steppe. It is highly contagious and kills whoever contracts it, giving them only several days left to live. This struggle to survive follows three healers and their individual stories. One is a learned doctor from the country’s capital, named the Bachelor. The second is a local medicine man who has returned at the request of his father, named the Haruspex. The third and final healer is a strange young girl who claims to be both a saint and a miracle worker, named the Changeling.
Taking on the role of one of the healers, you’ll explore the Town, its traditions and history, and the complex relationships of its inhabitants. You will only have twelve days to defeat the invisible enemy called the Sand Plague.
You will not be able to save everyone. Time will never be on your side and choices will haunt your every step. You’ll want to get closer to your goal, but sometimes it’ll all come down to whatever means of survival that you have. In a time of both fear and uncertainty, would you share medicine with important figures who will unveil the Town’s numerous secrets in return, or would you rather keep the medicine in case you get sick? Pathologic is a bleak and harsh survival adventure that’ll make sure of it.
It is unclear where exactly Clara came from. She appears to many as a thief, slipping in and out of places with ease. This is to be due to her self proclaimed sainthood, as she is said to be able to open any door as easily as she would cure the sick. Some claim she is something more sinister - that she is the Sand Plague itself, walking around on borrowed feet. To many it appears as if there are two girls who call themselves Clara as she often appears in two places at once, or moves much too quickly for one lone girl. Read more.