Damned: A Randomized Online Horror Game - What is Damned? Damned is a randomized online horror game for up to 5 players (4 survivors and 1 monster). You’ll be able to play as one of four people trapped in different haunted places (hotels, hospitals, etc).
User reviews: Very Positive (855 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 6, 2014

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"it's still rough around the edges, but Damned proves multiplayer survival horror can work."

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October 14

Update Version 2.0 RC2

Bugs
Fixed bug causing crash when clicking "activate" without having put the serial.
Fixed Bodom Hotel don't be completable some times.

Server
Reduced time to unlog stuck players in the server.

Sounds
Decreased the volume of some of the ambient musics.

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October 7

Update Version 2.0 RC1

Bugs
- (Possibly) Fixed bug causing crash when looking at a monster.

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Reviews

“...in Damned if things are happening then it’s because whomever is in control of the monster is right there in the room...That’s a really smart idea...”
RockPaperShotgun.com

“What sounds really cool...is the stuff you can do while playing the monster.”
Kotaku.com

“...Damned has a unique premise...”
Eurogamer.com

About This Game

Damned: A Randomized Online Horror Game

- What is Damned?

Damned is a randomized online horror game for up to 5 players (4 survivors and 1 monster).
You’ll be able to play as one of four people trapped in different haunted places (hotels, hospitals, etc).
As a survivor your main objective will be finding your way out, as well as helping your friends get out too. You’ll often find yourself on the edge, hearing and seeing ghostly things, trying to find keys and items to help in your escape. And sometimes you’ll find yourself running desperately from a monster, who’s there only to find and kill you and your friends.
You’ll also be able to play as the monster. The game will feature different monsters, each one unique in its gameplay and hunting style.

- What kind of horror game is Damned?

Damned explores the sense of being defenseless against a powerful supernatural force. The survivors can’t directly affect the monster in any way. When it’s there to get you, your only chance is to run and hide.
This perception of being defenseless is very strong, primal and terrifying, it builds up anxiety and makes you really scared, fearing any unexplained noise or movement.
This is how Damned creates horror in a multiplayer game session, and we believe it to be super effective! (tested and approved!)

- Why is Damned a randomized game?

Every stage in Damned is randomized:
  • Almost all the objects in a stage may or may not appear;
  • The item system is fully random too, randomizing which item will appear in the game, and where it'll be;
  • The way to win a match as a survivor is also randomized;
  • Even the stage may trigger random events to scare the survivors inside.

- Why is Damned a competitive and cooperative game?

Because in a full game, with 4 survivors and 1 monster, there’ll be a survivor “team” cooperating to try and escape together, and at the same time they’ll be competing against a monster, trying to flee from him and deny each one of its attempt to hunt and kill a survivor.

- How to play as a survivor?

As a survivor you’ll be cooperating with your friends (up to 4 survivors in a single game session):
You and your friends will be searching the level for keys and items to help in your escape;
Each survivor will have a flashlight that can be turned on and off, helping you see your surroundings, but at the same time letting the monster know where you are;
The survivors will be able to manipulate objects throughout the hotel, like drawers, doors, safes, cabinets, wardrobes;
Challenge yourself to find the exit and get out alive.

- How to play as the monster?

As the monster, your game will be all about competing alone against the survivors team.
The game will feature different monsters, each one unique in its play style. It's up to you to play a few rounds with each monster and decide which one works best for you.
How are you going to hunt and kill the survivors?

- Why is Damned worth buying?

Because it’s fun!
It’s really scary, you’ll find yourself on the edge a lot of times, trying to evade the monster or trying to pay closer attention because you don’t know if the sound you just heard is some random noise or if it is the monster haunting you.
It’s a real horror game, it explores deeply the feeling of being completely defenseless against a powerful force that can finish you easily. Your only choice is to run and hide!
And also because it’s really fun to play as the monster as well. You’ll keep haunting and building up anxiety in people, making them terribly scared of you. We really put you in the skin of a terrifying monster.

- Links and contact:

Got any questions and/or suggestions? We want to hear your opinion, please contact us: contact@9heads.com

Damned: www.damned-game.com
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System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista
    • Processor: 2.0+ GHz (quad core recommended);
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 2000+, nVidia GeForce FX 6 series
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 3.0+ GHz (quad core)
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon HD 4850, GeForce GT 645M
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
32.3 hrs on record
Walked in room to see friend was looking in corner for key's while the monster was just watching him. I tell him, monster vanishes we run. I cry. 10/10

It took them a year, but it's finally playable. It still has some issues, some graphic settings cause ungodly amount of lag(even on heavy rigs, so long as you play with fog off, it should be fine), random lag spikes in certain area of maps, but as far as crashing goes it's finally all been mostly fixed and you can actually play the game. It's sure to give you some scares, and alot of laughs if your playing with friends.
Posted: October 17
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
♥♥♥♥ing incredible. Scary as hell, been playing this with friends over Mumble and when you can almost hear them breathing of fear it just makes everything much better/worse.

10/10
Posted: October 18
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
great game but needs a lot of polishing
Posted: October 19
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.8 hrs on record
Didn't think it would scare me, 10 seconds into getting into game im sitting in a corner screaming and getting shredded, scary as hell. 10/10
Posted: October 18
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
10.4 hrs on record
Every hour I play this game takes years off my heart. 11/10 IGN
Posted: October 19
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2 of 6 people (33%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
A great idea for survival horror, and one I hope continues in its development. The problem, though, is the VOIP feature which rips the atmosphere right out of the game, coupled with the god-awful framerate which makes playing as a survivor difficult, and playing as a monster impossible.

Great concept, not quite ready for commericalization. Do not recommend at this time.
Posted: October 18
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
7.8 hrs on record
Because nope
Posted: October 20
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
5.7 hrs on record
Where were you when Dendi needed you?
Posted: October 17
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0 of 4 people (0%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
I keep hitting a black screen whenever i try and open this game. it wont work. ive tried to trouble shoot and everything, now what do i do?
Posted: October 20
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3 of 12 people (25%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
I like poptarts.
Posted: October 17
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21.7 hrs on record
Crazy ♥♥♥ horror game, super fun and addicting! I might start streaming it!
Posted: October 18
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0.7 hrs on record
The Monsters should be NPCs but other than that I think its pretty good
Posted: October 19
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6.5 hrs on record
Actually quite scary haha
Posted: October 19
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0.2 hrs on record
So far my experience has been choppy menu screen , cannot seem to join any games and the lowest ping server available is 250. Hopefully my 20 bucks will go to making the game worthwhile for other people.
Posted: October 19
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76.4 hrs on record
been playing it since you can only see in green and purple in alpha, its come a long way and is updated regularly
Posted: October 19
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3.2 hrs on record
I never thought that an online/coop game can be scary. I was wrong.

Haven't had the chance yet to play as a monster (only played a few rounds), but playing as a survivor is awesome. It is like playing Amnesia or Outlast withoutt the hiding in wardrobes but with 3 other people but you don't know where they are, there are no indicators. If you see them, good, but you can lose track of them if you don't pay attention or wander off. The maps are quite large with lots of rooms and corridors so it is also a good thing.

When you are walkign around and suddenly see a sobbing, slowly walking girl in the corner of your eyes, or a ghost flying around which can only see you if you make noise and then you accidently activate a trap by walking past it, you know you are probably dead.

Your objective is to collect keys, combinations for safes, hammers/crowbars for barricades and find the exit zone, which can be anywhere (I guess it is random, in one of my rounds it was a random small cell).

It also makes it more fun that you cannot run from the monsters, most you can hope for is that you can outsmart/outrun them but even then you only win a little time till they can enter into physical/attack form again. The fact that the monter is controlled by a player makes it more fun, more random. Some people like to hunt everyone down as soon as they can while others prefer to play with the survivors and go after them one by one (I like it when I get this one against me).

Now the cons:
The game does seem to need a bit more polishing, it doesn't seem to optimized but , while I can run Outlast on maximum settings, I have to leave this game on medium to get 30+ fps which is weird.
Also, I hope they will keep adding monsters (some slenderman-type would be fun or perhaps one that can mimic the form of a survivor to deceive them etc.).
Later, some additional maps would be nice.

At the moment I can recommend the game if you like horror, want to try something new (I haven't experienced this kind of online scary coop fun before) and if your machine can handle it. If your answer is no to either of these, perhaps you should wait a bit. As far as I know, this game has been on for a while but only gotten to Steam recently, I hope it will make it more popular and they can keep on improving the game from the income.

TL;DR: The game is fun, new, scary but not really optimized.
Posted: October 23
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14.8 hrs on record
Never stops getting old as long as their are ppl on the plalnet.... to me that is :)
Posted: October 23
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11.3 hrs on record
"Best played with friends" and maybe not $20 worth.
Still has bugs.
Get it during a sale.
Posted: October 24
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21.9 hrs on record
This game has a really nice concept. Everyone wants to scare the ♥♥♥♥ out of their friends meaning it has great potential. However, due to it being early access, it is probably the most delicate game i have ever played and is buggy as ♥♥♥♥. Although this is understandable for an early access game, it is rarely updated and progress is not nearly quick enough. Because of this, i dont think it will ever be realeased and is gonna die a slow death...
Posted: October 25
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1.5 hrs on record
killed a guy
got kicked by host
12/10
ign
goty
Posted: October 25
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