Doorways is an immersive horror adventure, featuring a complex story and deep atmosphere.
User reviews: Mixed (225 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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September 17

Doorways v1.2 - And Chapter 3 (The Underworld) Available


Hello everybody!

We’ve just released the new chapter of Doorways: The Underworld!
We also released a new trailer, which maybe be pretty interested for all the ones who liked the first chapters:
And we also made an important update to chapters 1 and 2. It has a very little extra part at the end. We also improved some visuals and fixed some bugs.

If you never heard about Doorways or if you want to take it for a friend, we’re also offering the collection of 3 chapters here:

Hope you like this new as much as we do :)

Thank you for all your support!

The team at Saibot Studios



¡Hola a todos! ¿Cómo están?

Hemos finalmente publicado el nuevo capítulo de Doorways: El Inframundo:

También publicamos el nuevo video de presentación, que estamos seguros de que les gustará a aquellos que ya jugaron los primeros capítulos:
A su vez, hicimos una actualización importante a la primera parte, agregamos un muy pequeño recorrido al final. De paso, arreglos algunos errores y mejoramos también texturas:
Si nunca escucharon hablar de Doorways, estamos también ofreciendo ahora una colección que incluye los tres capítulos y que también está en descuento:

Espero que les guste nuestras novedades tanto como a nosotros 

¡Gracias por todo el aguante!

El equipo de Saibot Studios

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August 5

Doorways: The Underworld (chapter 3) delayed to September 17th


Hello everybody. How are you today?

Due to technical and distribution reasons, we’re forced to make a change in the release date of the new chapter (The Underworld) to September 17th.

We really didn’t expected this, but everything is for the best. We want you to have the most polished version we can make.

During the next days we’re going to make another post with news in our dev-blog at Saibot Studios.

Take care and thanks for all the support.

The team at Saibot Studios



Hola a todos ¿Cómo están?

Debido a temas técnicos y de distribución, tendremos que cambiar la fecha de salida del nuevo capítulo (El Inframundo) al 17 de Septiembre.

Realmente no estaba en nuestros planes, pero el cambio será obviamente para mejor. Queremos tener la versión lo más pulida posible para todos ustedes.

En estos días les daremos más avances en nuestro Blog de desarrollo de Saibot Studios.

Saludos y gracias por todo el aguante.

El equipo de Saibot Studios

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“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.”

“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

Achievements do not work on Linux

System Requirements

    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
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.
Posted: October 11
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
I am indeed too weak for horror games, i couldn't even get through the first part because there was too much darkness :D It was kind of creepy. I uninstalled the game after a while but now i think i am gonna install it again, it's more of a puzzle based game and i got stuck on the first puzzle because bgm was scary and...anyway for me its worth a try only if you're into the solving puzzle stuff. Average graphics.
Posted: October 13
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
9.9 hrs on record
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.
Posted: October 4
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
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.
Posted: October 14
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
"Action"? "Survival Horror"? You must be joking.

Area 1 is a tutorial. Area 2 involves walking from place to place in order, picking up notes. Area 3 involves walking round and round in circles assembling bits of broken machinery.

There is no action. You have no weapons. You can't run from anything that threatens you - you either have to avoid it or face it.

Not only is it a DULL, DULL game with absolutely NOTHING of interest happening, the devs aren't interested in patching it. They've known about bugs and glitches for months but are too busy stealing money from people with "Chapter 3".

Oh yes. If you haven't heard, this was an Early Access game. Parts 1&2 were released initially, with the rest of the game to follow when it was done. Not only have they not bothered fixing what was broken with parts 1&2, but they've decided they're entitled to charge for the rest of the game. So anybody who helped them by buying Early Access now has to pay again to get the game they've already paid for.

Even if the game was amazing I wouldn't recommend it, simply because this sort of behaviour should NOT be encouraged.
Posted: September 27
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24 of 30 people (80%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Doorways is a really good game but i wouldent exactally call it survival horror more horror puzzle first person game.
Now i will say why i think this,i love survival horror games and this game just does not fit with me into that catagory,there are no weapons to pick up no enemies to fight and the items you do collect all come in handy but for solving puzzles (just like in resident evil i suppose) snd thats what drives the game.
The graphics really suit this game (and for an indie title are really good) and the creepy and earie sounds only help to make the whole experience that more unnereving.The story is really good and one that is very adult in nature and we dont see much of that lately (THE CAT LADY is another fine example of this also),i really dont know where the main character is my only guess is that he is some sort of dream walker and is in the killers minds that he is after,but whatever it is the story is engaging and really quite on the obscure side also.The 2 parts of the story that are here are both good and to be honest my only complaint is that they are rather short and when done you will only really want to go back to play through again to get achievements you havent got.Having said that what is on offer is entertaining and engrossing enough that any adult looking for a game that will engage them in a different way wont go wrong with this game,just dont expect it to last forever.
Lets hope that the next chapters get released soon and that we can and will find out what and who THOMAS FOSTER actually is,as to be honest he is one hell of an enigma.
Posted: May 26
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17 of 21 people (81%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Linux notes: Achievements are broken in Linux, and the devs seem to be ignoring the community calling for it to be fixed. This irks me to no end when devs do this.

Other than that, this game isn't all that scary. It's a "haunted house" game -- walk around until something pops out and goes "BOO!" The player's character is never put in any real danger.

The game is dark. I mean really dark. It's like they didn't want you to see anything. They even did that "film grain" thing a lot of dev teams do in order to gloss over the fact they copied and pasted most of the level, and are using generic textures. Darkness isn't scary if there's nothing in it.

The puzzles are extremely simple. There are unnecessary slow-paced parkour sections ... just because why not. The most interesting thing to do is searching for collectibles just to get an achievement. Lame.

That being said, the atmosphere is alright. The sound design is probably the best part of the game.

Scariness: 3/10
Gameplay: 4/10
Atmosphere: 7/10
Posted: September 16
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
I was hesitant with Chapter 1 as I wasn't quite sure what to expect... which turned out to be a lot of fumbling in the pitch dark in a few "Penumbra-esque" environments. Once I got the hang of what was going on I found myself entertained, but not necessarily thrilled. I was concerned that the next chapter, not to mention the following 3 and 4 were going to be just the same, but maybe with some skins swapping and cookie-cutter levels/puzzles.

Then I got to chapter 2 and was blown away. This isn't "in your face" horror, this is subtle. The game isn't in it to make you jump out of your seat, but to let you plod along then suddenly make you sit rigid and let out a panicked "#$@!". Chapter 2 was magnificent at its pacing, letting me get just confident enough to be speeding around right before slapping me in the face with a big horrible surprise.

After completing the first two chapters I'm super happy with the game. These chapters are not just copy/paste jobs, but offer full changes in environment, puzzles, interactions, and 'enemies'. From what I can see the last two chapters will also differ greatly from the first two, making each chapter a unique play experience, and horribly eerie in its own way.

However, as for the bad (or atleast the not-so-good) the game offers the ability to change keyboard controls, but not for all functions; so when I bind the horrid WASD to the more preferred ESDF I couldn't understand why my torch kept going out so fast - Oh... F is bound to pull-out/put-away torch, but there's no option of that in controls, and is a forced keybind... gotcha.

On top of that, the story is a little too vague. I do appreciate the fact that the story is just subtle and vague enough to not be an "insult to the gamer's intellegence" by being spelled out and shoved down your throat (and actually works very well to let you figure it out in your own interpretation), but it's so vague that I found the continuity confusing, and most specifically for Chapter 1, that there was no successful completion to my mission (that made any sense to me at least).

The last negative is the price point. While the game was a worthy purchase for me, I bought it on a sale for pretty cheap. Had I of spent $10 on this I might've felt a little ripped off - why? I don't know... $10 isn't much and I certaintly got a few hours of fun out of this, but the game feels 'simple' compared to the other games available in the same vein (that are also available for quite cheap).

Still, despite some minor flaws, the game is short enough to not get repetative and interesting enough to hold your attention. While it may not be for everyone, fans of the horror-puzzle games (and most specifically, the third Penumbra game) will have a grand time with it... but maybe just wait for a sale.
Posted: August 4
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
I actually enjoyed this one. On the Oculus it'd be intense. On the standard monitor, it's a nice puzzle/adventure using an FPS engine, which is unique. Story is interesting if a little confusing. I'd like to play more chapters with more exposition and explanation.
Posted: June 20
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12 of 21 people (57%) found this review helpful
5.9 hrs on record
i am just waiting to release chapter 3 "UnderWorld" ;/
it's been long time.
Posted: May 26
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
A good start to a great series, worth the money, especially when discounted. Also, if you DO play this, I highly recommend getting the next chapter(Doorways:Underworld) as they put ALOT into making it a good experience with the art, sound, story, etc..
Posted: September 18
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Initial thoughts:

-For people who thought Amnesia needed platforming
-For people who thought the girl from The Ring wasn't in enough survival horror games as is
-More grain than a ♥♥♥♥ing bakery
-Littered with horrible pop-psychology
-Protagonist is likely a dwarf because the camera is two feet off the ground
-Dark enough that the gamma setting is your primary antagonist
-Some of the textures appear to be lifted from the original Doom
-The writing is incredibly heavy handed

Final thoughts:

In the middle of a particularly eerie segment where the halls are flooded with statues I thought perhaps I'd be able to say at least the second chapter is half decent. The game didn't lose its ad nauseum fetch quests or inane map design/platforming elements but as the atmosphere increased I started to be charmed by the game a little bit in spite of everything.

Then I actually played the statue part and it managed to take the one example of good tension it built and ruin it completely by making it a puzzle where going too close to the wrong ones gets you killed in a quick animation and sent back to the start. The visual design is clustered and messy during this segment while the gameplay is dull and irritating which exemplified everything wrong with the game: it doesn't know what it wants.

Even when Doorways succeeds in one area it fails so horribly in another that no good will could withstand it, not because there's nothing of value going on but because there's always self-sabotage to undermine it.
Posted: June 7
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
I can't even play the game, when ingame the mouse returns to the center when moving it on my linux pc, maybe it has to do with unity engine not be updated by the devs..
Posted: September 17
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11 of 22 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Doorways is a first person episodic horror game. Only the first two chapters have been released so far.
The story is about a private investigator tasked with seeking out a group of suspected murderers. These killers have names like “The Professor” and “The Sculptor”, but the attempt to tie the world thematically to their respective case files feels dissatisfying. Unlike most episodic games, the "chapters" here are woven together without obvious narrative breaks and at this point it is just not clear what exactly you are supposed to achieve besides uncovering the truth about these murderers.
The gameplay is simple, you move through dark forest and the dark castle corridors, avoiding a few traps and collecting various objects so that you might in turn pull levers and activate switches.
This game is not scary at all. The puzzles are too easy and the story is not interesting.
The graphics are not worth to mention.
The voice acting and sound is good but not more.
The game does not deserve the title "Horror game" it is boring and can not deliver a good horror atmosphere. It is more a jump & run in the dark. Mostly you have to jump from one platform to another or you have to jump over traps.
The biggest scare of Doorways is that there will be more episodes like this one and you will have to pay for it. You should better take a look at the Amnesia series or Outlast. Also you can check out the free game Cry of Fear. Doorways is not worth to play, especially not to pay for it.

Sounds 5/10
Graphics 2/10
Gameplay 3/10
Atmosphere 2/10
Posted: August 4
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
I paid 9 euros for this under 3 hours experience and I have to pay again for chapter 3 and 4? Come on guys.
Posted: July 2
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
This game is just a sheer disaster zone… If you’re going to base a game around tedious jumping puzzles then you really need to be able to jump better! Seriously; the controls in this game are just awful and painfully slow, I feel no atmospheric benefits to this design choice, it just feels bad! Being forced to walk around everywhere pushing and pulling stones; getting lost in ugly forest terrain, or stuck somewhere because it’s so dark you can’t see a damn thing… It’s just got no appeal whatsoever! For being billed as a “horror adventure, featuring a complex story and deep atmosphere. Each chapter will challenge you with its fast-paced gameplay and breath-taking visuals and sounds, so prepare to immerse yourself in a terrifying psychological experience.”… Utter nonsense; this is a first person puzzle game with shallow atmosphere, unbelievably slow paced gameplay and lacklustre visuals… It really doesn’t give you an atmospheric experience in vein of Amnesia; nor a scary experience in vein of Outlast... Maybe there’s a very fine niche for this game, but this for me was just plain bad!
Posted: July 23
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
I tried very hard to like this game but I'm unable. The controls are arocious (at least using the keyboard & mouse). The game itself feels like a high school term assignment. Admittedly I don't have alot of time ingame however I can't continue any further. The graphics are dated and unimpressive. I had uninstalled and reinstalled this twice. I won't be installing it again. I keep hoping for a major update but nothing so far and with the next 'chapter' being worked on, it's unlikely.

This game has been making the rounds in all the indie bundles on the internet lately and I can see why. I usually grab anything that's ready for Oculus and I'm a big fan of this genre but even with the VR support I cannot reccomend this title in it's current iteration.
Posted: May 6
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
I understand the game is suvival horror, I understand that darkness creates an atmosphere, but the level of darkness in this game is just too much. I can't play the game if I can't see it.
Posted: May 16
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Piece of ♥♥♥♥!
Posted: June 19
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
The game is really hard to get into. There is hardly a tutorial. The controls are written on a sign, but that is basically it. Very confusing. Not well explained. The gameplay as far as I experienced were not great (with a controller).
Posted: July 6
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