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).
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Release Date: Oct 6, 2014

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March 4

Update Version 2.0 RC14 [Small Fixes and Balances]

Update Version 2.0 RC14

Balance

  • Decreased the time to reset traps with Phantom from 260 to 200 seconds.
  • Decreased the number of traps for Fallen transform from 12 to 14 for 9 to 12.

Bugs
  • Fixed some issues with keys and doors mainly on the Black Lake Woods.

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November 4, 2015

Update Version 2.0 RC13

Changelog

Bugs

  • Fixed bug causing people to not be able to see Fallen when she was hunting them.
  • Fixed bug causing random crashes and desyncs.

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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.

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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
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
26 of 30 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
23.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 4
Damned is a 4 vs 1 cooperative game where 4 survivors are trapped inside a location such as an asylum, hospital, or hotel trying to escape the horror that lies within. In order to escape, keys must be located and boards must be removed to open the final exit door all while avoiding a deadly monster. There are 4 different types of monsters that a group can play against. Each monster has its own unique abilities to locate and kill the survivors and each survivor has a different set of attributes. This leads to a lot of cat and mouse tactics in knowing where to look and when to run and hide.

There's about 10 different maps, a few different game modes, and key placement is randomized each game.

The game has a small learning curve which involves each monster's playing strategy to efficiently locate and kill the survivors, and as a survivor understanding where keys typically are hidden and learning to avoid and escape each monster. It is a very satisfying game after learning the fundamentals, but until that point I felt kind of lost.

There are typically a handful of games going although it is often difficult to find a public game because the game has a very small player base and the majority of games available are private. You may also have to wait several minutes for a spot to open up or people to join your game, but if you already have a small group of friends that won't be a problem.
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14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
11.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 17
Positives
  • Great concept.
  • Really scary.
  • Hear friends scream.

Neutral
  • Challenging, ecpecially as survivor.

Negatives
  • Monsters could use better balancing. Some are too strong, others too weak.
  • Doors can be slow to open/close when you need to run!
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10 of 15 people (67%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 21
Watching my friends getting freaked out when im mary especially xD
10/10 would freak more of them.
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15 of 25 people (60%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
44.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 21
TL;DR giant bugfest and lazy development team.

I started playing this game near initial launch, around when the phantom was new. I had recommended this game in person when in early access however since it is now a "complete game" I cannot reccomend it.

The game is still unpolished and is missing a lot, updates will only come out every 6 months as the devs feel they have completed this game, also they are talking about making a Damned 2 so literally just hold out for if that ever happens.

Aside from that, yes the game can be fun if you have a monster who likes to scare people instead of be boring and just kill you, as with all games there are players who have played it so much that they have being a survivor down to a science, and some people who are so good at killing as a monster that it makes the game not fun sometimes.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
29.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 11
Mary appears, starts charging one of my group.
He ducks into a room, trying to get away, she follows him in.
Shut door in his face, held it shut until there was no sound.

Would kill random guy again to save my own skin.
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