MORE STORY THAN GORY! A HYBRID OF ALTERNATIVE HORROR AND CREEPYPASTA... Welcome to the Halloween Edition v1.03! Take a deep breath, dim the lights, put on your headphones... Non-linear first-person gameplay lets you explore Grimhaven Orphanage and discover the characters who once lived there – voiced by Dan Bull, Chuck Huber and Raychul...
User reviews: Mixed (103 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 13, 2013
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June 15

Huntsman: the Orphanage default controller settings

Hi Huntsman: The Orphanage players, if you click on the Community Hub's Artwork tab you'll find the original default controller settings menu for easy reference. Just double-click an entry on your own dialogue menu and then move your controller joystick or press a key to set that control if you want to customize anything (the default keyboard controls are shown at the bottom of the list). The game supports mouse and keyboard, joysticks, PS3 controllers and "Xbox for Windows" controllers, and there's a diagram there too to show the default controller layout. Enjoy!

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Reviews

“"...a genuinely creepy ghost story that has the potential to be the scariest game we’ve seen in awhile. Huntsman: The Orphanage has been heralded by some to be the revitalization the horror genre needs. It has the potential to the eerie, emotional, and atmospheric adventure found in horror games past."”
KABOOMSHARK

“"...a whole new take on the horror genre... in an attempt to move the gameplay away from the long standing tradition of being violent and full of gore, into something altogether different and even more creepy."”
INDIE GAME MAGAZINE

“"If you want an experience that portrays the essence of creepypasta, Huntsman The Orphanage is your choice."”
4/5 – SURVIVAL HORROR DOWNLOADS

HALLOWEEN EDITION v1.03 - NEW UPGRADE!

v1.03 is now live, with extra sound effects and a new memento that unlocks a new part of the story! Get lost in the hedge maze returning the mementos to free the orphans, escape the Huntsman as he walks the same dark pathways... hunting for you!

  • HUNTSMAN HUNTING YOU!
  • NOW WITH SHORTER STORIES, 30 TO 60 SECONDS EACH
  • FULL-LENGTH STORIES STILL IN THERE IF YOU KNOW WHERE TO LOOK!
  • INTRICATE HEDGE MAZE DESIGNED BY A "RIPLEY'S-BELIEVE-IT-OR-NOT" MAZE-MASTER
  • NEW UPGRADED AND EXPANDED TERRAIN
  • IMPROVED GRAPHICS & MORE NEW SOUND EFFECTS

And Merry Christmas to all our existing customers, v1.03 IS A FREE UPGRADE and thank you for your support!

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About This Game

MORE STORY THAN GORY! A HYBRID OF ALTERNATIVE HORROR AND CREEPYPASTA...
Welcome to the Halloween Edition v1.03!

Take a deep breath, dim the lights, put on your headphones...

Non-linear first-person gameplay lets you explore Grimhaven Orphanage and discover the characters who once lived there – voiced by Dan Bull, Chuck Huber and Raychul Moore, plus a multitude of other great voices from around the world - some of which we discovered through our global YouTube auditions!

We call this ‘alt horror’ because it has no graphic violence, blood or guns. As the player, you have no defense... however, you must show empathy and courage to save the twelve missing orphans. This is a game for people who like to explore, listen, think and solve - and play cat and mouse in a dark and scary maze. Listen to the nineteen personal creepypasta-style stories to piece together the mysterious events of that fateful night in 1898, when twelve orphans simply... disappeared! Now with shorter (30-60 sec) in-game stories to enhance the tension and new plot twists when you least expect them! And don’t panic story lovers! The full stories are still there – on the menu page and somewhere within the game… if you know where to look!!

Find the twelve orphan’s mementos and place them on the correct headstones to set the lost souls free. Did we mention the headstones are in a hedge maze? Custom-created by a ‘Ripley’s Believe-It-Or-Not’ Maze Master? No problem! But first you’ll have to find the key... Are you up to the challenge? Did we mention the Huntsman… in the maze… stalking you? Did we mention he may also be lurking in Grimhaven Orphanage?

So – how fast can you turn and run? Well you won’t know ‘till you check it out! So go do it! Have fun!! Scare yourself as much as you want (maybe you should keep the hallway light on…!)

This is a Free Upgrade for all our Steam key holders and supporters of our Black Friday Edition – THANK YOU!

System Requirements

PC
Mac
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista
    • Processor: Intel 2.6 GHz single core
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 & DirectX 9.0c compatible video card with 256 MB shared or dedicated RAM (ATI or NVIDIA).
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Please note that the game does not run on most integrated video cards such as Intel GMA. It also requires at least 256 MB of video memory to run smoothly.
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X Snow Leopard, Leopard
    • Processor: Intel/Mac 2.6 GHz single core
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 & DirectX 9.0c compatible video card with 256 MB shared or dedicated RAM (ATI or NVIDIA).
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Please note that the game does not run on most integrated video cards such as Intel GMA. It also requires at least 256 MB of video memory to run smoothly.
Helpful customer reviews
18 of 27 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Do not buy this game. I can't believe steam allows games like this. Even if this was a mobile app i would feel ripped off.

This game consists of only one map and is smaller than the average counterstrike map. You simply have to walk around and find a dozen items. There is no inventory just your left hand, so you have to physically carry each item one by one. It's a pain in the ♥♥♥.

There are no enemies no nothing, just this "Huntsman" guy who you die if you get too close to. He doesn't attack your or chase you or anything he just slowly walks around the map making a clicking noise so you know when to avoid him. Seriously the first time i saw him he was just standing there and he just looks ahead and i just stopped and was like.. wait.. this is why im supposed to be scared? Than all the sudden the main menu screen shows and it says "start new game" it really doesn't get much stupider than this. It really doesn't.

The devs are very inexperienced and do not really know how to do anything for that matter. You can't physically open doors, they just float open like some sort of magic trick and you hear the doorknob turn. When you place items on the floor they sometimes just float in midair.

There is no savegame or anything, you can spend an hour collecting items than just accidentally step within a 30ft radius of the hunstman and your game will just end.

The graphics are mediocre, very bland and not sharp or high resolution textures.

You can't open drawers, you can't open cabinets, its just a bare, boring, stiff house.

No jumpscares or enemies or anything, just an occasional door slam sound.

The tombstones you have to find are literally inside of a maze.. Like seriously? How is this supposed to be fun? it just makes you want to put your fist through your monitor..

Oh and i didn't even get to the worst part, you have to click on these hanging portaits of each character which plays an audio file of their entire life story.. Literally there are some that are half an hour. No joke. Half an hour. And you can't stop it or run away from it.. You have to listen to a half an hour story and the second you think its over, there is a short pause and they start talking again, you will literally fall asleep at your computer. You are supposed to listen to their entire life story just to figure out which item is theirs.

Stupidest game i've ever played in my entire life. Not only do i want a refund but i want compensation for brain damage having to listen to the dialogue in this stupid game.
Posted: April 21
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
this game was horrible my experience was ruined for the simple fact that i couldnt change the in game lighting so everything was so dark it was unplayable.
Posted: May 11
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
I hate to write this review, I really do. The world needs more serious horror titles like this that are story and atmosphere-based as opposed to action games with horror themes.

The problem here is twofold.

1. They forgot to actually create a game around the story. Finding items precious to the orphans? Fine. Putting them on their graves to free them? Awesome. Putting those graves at random in a massive maze with very few identifying marks and no way to mark your progress? Yeah, massive mistake. That's just not fun. Using standard maze navigation tactics accomplish nothing, because you aren't looking for one goal or exit, you're looking for a dozen. The no-inventory rule is fine as well, forcing you to carry one item at a time. But ONLY if you can actually locate your destination.

2. They lack the technical skill to make an engine that supports the kind of game they want to make. It's clunky, and while it looks okay with details cranked up in the settings, the actual physics of it all are horrible. You drop things at random, and have to scramble around to see where they fell among extremely busy textures. You have no interactive options except with 'hot' items. You can't move small objects to get around them, you can't jump, it's all very 1996.

The end result is that it's just no fun. The Huntsman is designed well. I like the idea of the slow, inevitable stalker-like villain. The story is interesting, the acting is good, the way the ghosts interact with your smartphone is clever. None of that can counteract the tedious nature of the game. It defies common sense and logic: if you were really trying to navigate a maze and were somehow incapable of carrying more than one small item at a time, you'd figure out SOME way to mark progress in the maze. Breadcrumbs, whatever. Drawing out a map. SOMETHING. Nobody would just wander around lost, repeatedly. The building is full of potato sacks, but you never grab one to carry these items in. It's all just a way to draw out what amounts to an extremely small game. You could blow through this in two hours if you could carry more than one item.

I wish the devs would have consulted with more experienced designers in the development of the game. Just a handful of other environments, a smaller maze, and an increased limit of carrying such as three items would have made the difference between an atomspheric movie-you-play-through and a game that's effectively a spooky version of taking out the trash.
Posted: July 20
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
One of the worst games I have ever played in my entire life, I would rather rub my face on sandpaper while someone shoots me with a flamethrower than play it again.
Posted: July 27
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8 of 15 people (53%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
if someone wants to define this game in one sentence, I would say

,, Hide & seek with items / portraits in old house "

Game was slow and nothing was happen. From time to time I woke up when someone yelled in phone and then i sleep again. The idea was good but this was toooomuch boring to see hide advantages.

The biggest disappointment was when I walked past the limb in the attic and prepared myself for something that throws me out of the chair .... for now i cant understand how they can ruin that scenery..
Posted: April 23
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45 of 69 people (65%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
It's rare to find a horror game that has no blood & violence but the prob with this game is that I don't like it. (I'm going to post my thoughts on why I don't like it).

Cons:

1. It does a terrible job at making you nervous since the game's antagonist moves way too slow & does a lame life sapping technique if you look at him (Doesn't that sound familiar?)

2. Your main character moves slow and your always tapping Shift all the time just trying to run (The running in that game feels like fast walking)

3. The lack of names on the graves makes it annoying & time wasting

4. The lack of exploration sucks too because the orphanage is too small in my opinion which has a short basement, 2 short floors & that annoying hedge maze which takes forever to figure out

5. Finding Treasure and setting them on a certain grave kinda reminds me of a matching game except a more boring version of it

Pros:

1. Really good voice acting on each of the characters

2. The story is decent

Overall I personally think this game is terrible but some people might like a creepypasta based game with no blood or violence but don't bother wasting $15 on this game (I'm sorry about the negative review but I just didn't feel it).
Posted: November 18, 2013
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