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Amanda the Adventurer Story, Explained

Dive deep into the twisted story of Amanda the Adventurer!

You may be diving into this psychological horror game completely blind. At first glance, I was easily fooled by its seemingly innocent child cartoon aesthetic, but there are some deep dark themes hidden in its shadows. Amanda the Adventurer is full of twisted lore and backstories, and we have all the details so you can better understand it and know what to expect before jumping into the chaos. If you want to avoid any spoilers, work through the game first, or watch on YouTube before continuing!

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What is the plot behind Amanda the Adventurer?

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In Amanda the Adventurer, you star as the main protagonist, Riley Parks, who has just recently inherited their late Aunt's house. As any new homeowner should, you decide to investigate the property, starting with the attic, where your aunt, according to her letter, has left you some tapes.

These tapes, despite their old 90s aesthetic, seem as if they have never been played before. They feature an early 2000s cartoon titled "Amanda the Adventurer," starring a little girl Amanda and her sheep pal, Wooly.

Although it appears to be quite innocent, Riley starts to feel uneasy as the cartoon takes a sinister twist. The cartoon seems to be communicating directly to you through the TV set, and Amanda begins to have dark requests that must be fulfilled to avoid upsetting her. Riley is compelled to continue watching the tapes and going along with these requests and uncovers the truth about the old cartoon by collecting special colored tapes.

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The cartoon happens to be created by a local producer, Sam, and his adopted daughter, Rebecca. In these tapes, you can see that Rebecca, who voices Amanda, becomes increasingly more distressed as the director pushes her to say specific things in the studio. In another, Sam explains how Rebecca was his whole inspiration for the game. Through Riley's investigation, you come to understand that both have gone missing and may be trapped within the tapes themselves. The game features different endings and twists depending on what choices the player makes.

Who are the characters in Amanda the Adventurer?

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Riley Parks

The main protagonist who is controlled by the player. You stumble upon the ominous Amanda the Adventurer cartoon in the attic of your late Aunt Katherine. Will you become the next missing victim or find a way to end the chaos?

Katherine Park

Riley Parks's aunt who was attempting to investigate the Amanda the Adventurer cartoon and the disappearances connected to it. She failed to piece together the full story before her life ended, which is believed to be caused by Amanda's possessed form trapped in the cartoon. She left her house in your possession in the hopes you would be able to finish her work in solving the case and stopping Amanda from taking any more victims.


Host and the main character of the "Amanda the Adventurer" cartoon with conflicting identities, one a sweet innocent young girl and the other possessed by the "entity." She continually makes demands of the viewer to complete various activities and tasks for her and will get angry if they are not done to her liking. She is also especially cruel to her co-host Wooly.


Amanda's sidekick and co-host in the Amanda the Adventurer cartoon. He is a shy and timid character who is deathly afraid of upsetting Amanda. He is fully aware of being trapped in the cartoon and breaks the 4th wall to help the player destroy the tapes.

Rebecca Colton

The adopted daughter of Sam Colton, who voices the character Amanda for the cartoon "Amanda the Adventurer. " Though she appears to be sweet and innocent, she becomes increasingly distressed while being pushed and prodded to perform up to the director's standard, according to the colored tapes. She is reported missing soon after her father but is believed by Riley to be stuck in the tapes as the possessed character Amanda.

Sam Colton

The creator and producer of the cartoon "Amanda the Adventurer" and father of Rebecca. He seems proud of his work put into the cartoon and deems his main inspiration to be his daughter Rebecca. In the colored tapes, he seems protective of Amanda when attempting to pause the recording when he sees that Rebecca is distressed. He is announced as missing on an old news recording. He, like Rebecca, is believed to be somehow stuck in these tapes. However, this is not a proven fact.


Lauren is a young viewer of "Amanda the Adventurer" and another victim that went missing. As described in the orange tape, Lauren loved the show and would often be watching it for hours on end, as if addicted to it. In a specific episode of the show, Amanda explains the joys of "buying one's own sweets," seemingly convincing Lauren she should run away and attempt to buy her own candy despite how dangerous it is for someone of her age. Though it isn't fully explained, Lauren is believed to be either missing or somehow also trapped inside the game like Sam and Rebecca are.

We hope these details helped you better understand the dark story behind Amanda the Adventurer. Explore the world and meet its intriguing characters yourself by jumping into the game yourself and attempting to solve the mystery of the tapes.

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Abby Smith is a super nerd and video game fanatic who grew up playing games on a variety of platforms. She likes to spend her free time binge-watching Netflix, reading all genres of novels, and playing all the best new video games. She is currently a full-time Staff Writer for Pro Game Guides, and as an alumni from Full Sail University, also enjoys dabbling in creative writing such as short stories, scripts, and comics on the side.

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