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Max, an Autistic Journey is a retro top-down turn-based RPG filled with mini games, monsters and most of all, heart. Developed by Stéphane Cantin, who is just a devoted dad who made a game with his son about his son's autism.

During the game player's step into the shoes of Max, a ten year old boy who must find ways to deal with everyday life while being diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Many players will discover a world familiar but alien to them. Some may relate to Max's story all too well. Regardless where you fall in the spectrum of life, Max, an Autistic Journeydelivers an entertaining, imaginative and informative trip worth taking.

This retro-inspired RPG gives players not only a unique gaming experience, but an insight into a world many people have never seen. While the visualization of the beasts may be fantasy, the emotions and frustrations they represent are very real for a lot of people.

There are few greater inspirations in life than one's love of their child. Max, an Autistic Journey is Stéphane's inspired interactive love letter about his son Max who was born with autism that he worked hand in hand with throughout the development of the title. While there is a wide spectrum of autism, this game focuses on Max, where he falls in that spectrum and how he experiences and deals with daily life.

  • Classic turn-based battle system featuring clever weapons and special abilities to confront monstrous manifestations of emotions and anxieties
  • Gain experience points through imaginary toy battles and by confronting your fears and anxieties to level up
  • Core retro RPG mechanics infused with multiple Mini Games such as picture puzzles, race cars and making music
  • Endearing tale of trials and tribulations from a unique perspective that inspires, educates and entertains as the story unfolds
  • Mouse & Keyboard and Full Controller Support

'Max' has been updated to v1.3 with a fix to a potential progression stopper some players were experiencing. 1.28.2017

The developer will be donating a portion of proceeds from game sales to the Miriam Foundation, a charitable organization that helps people with autism spectrum disorders and intellectual disabilities lead fulfilling lives.


Published Aug 20, 2016
GenreRole Playing
Tagsautism, Retro, RPG Maker


Buy Now$5.99 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $5.99 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Max_MV_ENG v1.3-DRMFREE.zip 205 MB


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Cause I would be interested in porting it over to MV.

Was this made using VX Ace? OR MV?

What was this made in?

I'm special needs, but I'm only slightly on the spectrum, with a sister in the middle. When i can, I definetly will buy this game and play it for youtube. I really hope this help people understand more about autism, and that it's not just an insult.

Ps. The thing about noise is so true for both of us. :)

Well, I am glad you discovered the game! When you do make a video please share it with us so we can check it out.


Hello, i wanna ask you, i just launched a game "Mouse In The House" but the problem is that when i wrote it on search bar i didn't find it, infact also i wrote my name "Purpi Max" on the search bar and it showes my name on the corner and beneath the name is 0 projects!! i still don't understand why?! i hope you could help me with that, thank you.

Sorry to hear that, but you will want to contact https://itch.io/support as we have no control of such things. Good luck getting that sorted out!

Thank you!