Doorways is an immersive horror adventure, featuring a complex story and deep atmosphere.
User reviews: Mixed (280 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 20, 2013
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"Episodic horror game where you delve into the minds of serial killers to hunt them down / Propone un viaje a la mente de asesinos para poder atraparlos"

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November 19, 2014

Doorways and Saibot Studios status

IN ENGLISH

Hello everybody, please read our last post at Doorways: The Underworld group:
http://steamcommunity.com/games/311250/announcements/detail/257032113165969331
You can also join our Saibot Studios official group for more news:
http://steamcommunity.com/groups/SaibotStudios

Thank you,

The team at Saibot Studios

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EN ESPAÑOL

Hola a todos. Por favor pásense por nuestro más reciente anuncio en el grupo de Doorways: El Inframundo:
http://steamcommunity.com/games/311250/announcements/detail/257032113165589042
También pueden unirse a nuestro grupo oficial de Saibot Studios para más novedades:
http://steamcommunity.com/groups/SaibotStudios

Saludos,

El equipo de Saibot Studios

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Reviews

“Saibot Studios has created something special in Doorways. Visually, it is as accomplished as many AAA titles... The audio is as creepy as you’d expect”
Beef Jack

“...this game does indulge in giving you the creeps, and as a huge fan of horror and someone who rarely ever gets scared, I can say that I loved it.”
eGamer

“Doorways puede terminar siendo una experiencia que los fanáticos del horror atesoraremos por buen tiempo.”
Muy bueno – SHD

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About This Game

Doorways is an episodic first person horror adventure, featuring a complex story and deep atmosphere. Each chapter will challenge you with its fast-paced gameplay and breathtaking visuals and sounds, so prepare to immerse yourself in a terrifying psychological experience.

You're playing as Thomas Foster, a special agent who must track down four psychopaths. Who are these people? What is this place and how did you get here?

These are just some of the questions that you must answer during your journey...

Start playing chapter 1 and 2 now!

Key Features


  • Horrifying exploration adventure with an immersive atmosphere
  • Ingenious puzzles as well as challenges that put your reflexes at test
  • Inspired voice acting by Sam A. Mowry (the voice of Alexander in Amnesia: The Dark Descent)
  • Replayability through many secret places
  • Full Controller support
  • Native Oculus Rift support

IMPORTANT
Achievements do not work on Linux

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor: Dual core CPU @ 2GHz (Pentium D or better)
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA 6800, ATI 1950
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: 100% DirectX 9.0c compatible Audio Device
    • Additional Notes: Keyboard and mouse or Gamepad
    Recommended:
    • Processor: 2.9GHz Intel Core i7
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000 512mb
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Keyboard and mouse or Gamepad
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-2310 CPU @ 2.90GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 440
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: 100% DirectX 9.0c compatible Audio Device
    • Additional Notes: Keyboard and mouse or Gamepad
Helpful customer reviews
43 of 51 people (84%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 11, 2014
Where as I loved this game, and found it immersive, and enjoyable, I wouldn't recommend getting it. The devs are almost non-interactive, and it's been almost a year since this game came out with the promise that people who bought this would get chapters 3 & 4 free when they were released. This isn't the case now, and had I know that I wouldn't have paid this price for the game. As beautiful as it is, it's not worth the price for half a game riddled with glitchyness. Not to mention the devs removing/locking threads which are unfavourable. If you can find it super cheap, grab it up for sure, but don't hope for anything past chaptesr 1 & 2. Real disappointed in these guys.
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15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 4, 2014
For the most part, playing Doorways was like playing Amnesia without the monsters. I was relieved when I finally encountered an enemy that wasn't just part of the scenery.

The game is linear, somewhat spooky and the puzzles are very easy. The plot is written all over little notes and scribbles left lying around in random places. I didn't read half of them because they didn't seem to hold any clues or essential (or intriguing) information. To be fair, I thought that some of the individual scares were effective, but they were scarce.
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17 of 24 people (71%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 6, 2014
While the first two chapters were fun, it was supposed to have two more chapters. The two final chapters now need to be purchased separately (Well only the third is out). I would not waste my money on this game again as the developer will change their mind and want more money for chapter four. Bad business practice and terrible game. I even purchased multiple copies to give to family members. What a waste.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 14, 2014
I recommend this game cautiously... It's mostly a cinematic experience, rather than a game with any real challenge. There are puzzles and a few jump scares but really the mechanics won't push you too hard. It's more about feeling kind of spooked by the atmosphere and the content. You'll get bored with it after a while; I didn't even finish it.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 1, 2014
This game has a great plot, however the game itself isn't that terrifying (in my opinion). It also makes you backtrack quite a bit, and the puzzles can be quite annoying to say the least. The game is saved by its atmosphere, music, and the plot itself. It's not a complete game mind you so if you want to finish the story you'll have to wait for the forth, and fifth chapter to come out.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 2, 2014
Disappointed.

Well, the game is beautiful, sounds are excellent, it's very atmospheric. Sometimes even scary.

Sometimes - yes. But difficult puzzles are repetitive and if you fail the tenth time, a spirit no longer scares you, you treat it like a loading screen. And after some time it is no different than other puzzle-platform games.

And the linux support is poor. X-box controller does not work properly under linux (no crouch button) while some keyboard keys are not re-mappable, so I cannot use IJKL (yes, I am a leftie).
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
This game is not scary at all, so for those who are looking for (survival) horror I recommend to look elsewhere.
It is more like puzzle game, but I have a good time. Be aware that the game is really short. (2-3 hours)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 2, 2014
Not really scary :( got really boring really really fast :(
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 10, 2014
So, I'd definitely recommend reading the other reviews here, specifically the ones from people who bought into this game when it was in early access. Anyway, none of that affects me because I picked this up in a bundle.

What I was expecting: spooky exploration, storyline, puzzles

Normally I struggle through games to the bitter end before leaving a review but sadly I just didn't feel like it was worth it in this case.

It's very (intentionally) dark. Whilst darkness can be used to add atmosphere, in this case it mostly just left me squinting at my screen as I fumbled my way through irritating... I don't really know what to call them... jump quests? jump on the tiles quests? etc etc I'm assuming these were the "puzzles" mentioned. I found my willingness to explore evaporating as I squinted into more and more dark corners. Stuck? don't know where to go? can't find a way on? retrace your steps. Even though the game appears to be very (very) linear it still wants you to wander through many obstacles into dead ends to collect things, so you can turn around and have to make your way through those same obstacles in order to get out.

It feels like a college project. It has some nice ideas but they're not well implemented. When you compare it to the other games available out there in this genre it really doesn't hold up. The storyline might have been fun but the game was too irritating for me to be able to appreciate it. The controls are clunky (as a KB/mouse user anyway).
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 10, 2014
Prepare to s*it bricks… of disappointment

As a fan of Amnesia and after playing numerous custom stories, Doorways has failed to excite. While immersion was present, the constant fear of being watched was not. Occasional jump scares and cheap frills, what else is there to say? I was so hoping that Doorways would live up to my expectations, but atlas it came short. While not the worst horror game out there, it feels like a fan made amnesia custom story that got pretty far, then just said “f*** it, I’m done.”
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2014
Glad I bought this during a sale. Provided me with a couple hours playable content. Game was dark, in need of a gamma adjustment. There is a fine line between dimly lit to set the mood, and utterly black can't see where I'm going. I was in a dark room with no other light sources and still had trouble seeing some stuff. Puzzles were pretty weak. No real action to speak of, and story line breadcrumbs fairly lame.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 19
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 24
This was a nice horror game. Not too long, and yes it was scary for me. I didnt like chapter 2 so much but chapter 3 is awesome.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 6
It's a pretty generic horror game, but that isn't a bad thing. However there are many bad things about this game. I even made you a list!
-The tutorial level is unbelievably laggy compared to the rest of the game, maybe because the entire level loaded at once.
-Walk in the dark, pick up a thing, rinse and repeat. We're getting GOTY with these revolutionary mechanics.
-Jump scares are substituted for things that could actually be scary, you know, like a story.
-When the level loads a different area, there is no loading screen, the game cuts to black and fades back. It feels jagged.
-Some parts are just way too dark. Even with the gamma turned up, you won't be able to discern different symbols in front of you, symbols which will determine if you live or become a giant shishkabob.

But don't add this to your cart and delete it from your cart yet! This game has some redeeming factors!
-The setting is great, really. The maps aren't the most creative, but they serve their purpose well when they aren't dark.
-The sound is fun. It will make you feel as if there's someone around you or even BEHIND YOU RIGHT NOW! AAAHH!!
-Because it's a standard horror game, they don't waste time introducing quirky mechanics you'll use once and then never again. It takes 5 minutes for hem to teach you what you need to know and you're off.
-The first "monster" you come across (and the only one I've seen so far) has a pretty basic design, but still manages to be freaky after seeing it 500 times.

I'd only recommend this game to people who like horror games and only if they want something a little lighter. The story won't give you existential depression, the monsters won't give you nightmares, you won't have to sleep between mommy and daddy when you finish Chapter 1, it's a very relaxed horror game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 23
Rating: 6/10

Atmosperical horror game with a bit of puzzles, which plays on your feelings of loneliness and unknown fear rather than jumpscares. The environment isn't very detailed, but it suits the purpose and with creepy ambient it's overall pretty decent piece.

Despite the fact it's a low budget game, with no real challenge, I recommend it.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 13
Great Game! So spooooky o.o
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 24, 2014
Very sexy game.

The game knows it's sexy as it will occasionally reveal sexy images to the player. In addition, sexy moans occur in a large basement filled with various torture devices, which would even make the Catholic Church and its Holy Inquisition envious.

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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
13.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2014
To me this is horror done right: mysterious, not too many jumpscares, not too much suspense, and a great atmosphere. Basically you are playing a detective, finding notes, photos, and clues about two serial killers. The only thing I don't like is you have to pay to continue the story (hence paying for Chapter 3 and Chapter 4.) Otherwise, this is a good game you can play through nicely.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2014
An adventorous but spooky game. You move along the areas revealing secrets, avoiding death, and operating/fixing contraptions. Is kind of a short story line, but would still recommend.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2014
Short but sweet opening to a 4-chapter first person horror game in the vein of Amnesia: The Dark Descent, which was the hell spawn that popularized the PC independent horror FPS side of things.

It's actually pretty damn good looking, with a very tense atmosphere and some easy puzzles to go along, nothing too complicated. The controls, as per usual with this kind of games using Unity Engine, feel a bit clunky and extra problems come from the engine itself, which can be a resource hog when using dynamic lights and other effects.

I have no complaints, the game is around 3 hours long, you can 100% easily (something I love given how little time I have to play) but it suffered from Steam opening the floodgates and, of course, the really poor decision of separating the chapters into further releases instead of integrating them to the base game. However, still hope they can eventually finish the last chapter!

Give it a try if you got it during discount season, which was my case and I'm sure many others. For those who paid full price... yep, I can understand their fury as this is not an arcade game you can replay for hours and hours.

tl;dr: recommended, but newcomers or people with doubts, wait for the discount seasons just in case.
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