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: Mostly Positive (2,555 reviews) - 75% of the 2,555 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 6, 2014

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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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November 3, 2015

Update Version 2.0 RC12 [Balance][Fix]

Update Version 2.0 RC12

Changelog

    Gameplay
  • Fallen can’t see the survivors anymore when ready to transform.
  • Fallen now make a sound for the survivors while able to transform.
  • Traps don’t highlight when playing with Fallen.
  • Number of traps to Fallen transform is random and was increased to 12~14.
  • In the first mode Fallen move a little slower (from 2.75 to 2.55).
  • The statues now will highlight for Fallen if the survivors are near (3m(~9ft)) them too.
  • Fallen now get 1 statue for every 2 traps activated (from 3).
  • Fallen can get up to 5 statues (from 3) at same time (in Forest it’s now 10 instead of 9).
  • Traps highlight can’t been seen through walls anymore (statues still can).

    Bugs
  • Fixed bug causing eventual crashes when changing host.
  • Fixed bug causing eventual crashes when receiving host list from server.
  • Fixed bug causing random crashes.

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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

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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
69 of 87 people (79%) found this review helpful
81 people found this review funny
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 15, 2015
*Walking around in a creepy as hell abandonded sanitorium*
*Hear John Cena theme faintly in the distance*
*John Cena theme becomes louder*
*See some Alma-looking girl sprinting down the hallway at me*
*John Cena theme full blast now*
*Dead*

10/10
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
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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31 of 57 people (54%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 21, 2015
This game has a load of potential to be a unique and exciting title, but due to its lack of fixes and unoptimization, I cannot recommend this. The monsters are very overpowered (1 hit kill from 10 feet away at times) ,and there's currently a 15fps (yes, 15) lock. Don't get me wrong, I would love to give this game a thumbs up, but theres morw negatives than positives here, sorry. Try it out if you wamt, maybe you'll get past the bugs.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 19, 2015
Listen. This game back in Early Access HAD potential. I came back to it with friends a few weeks ago to give it whril since they noticed it was fully released. If you can get this game for free, then grab it. If not, don't waste your time.

-Its glitchy as hell meaning that one key you need? yeah its under a sofa in a locked room that unlocks that door anyways.
-If you pick "random map" selection you play the same 3 maps. If you leave that lobby and join another who has it set to random, again, same 3 maps right away.
-Lobbies are pretty much non existent. there's always like 3, and if theres more they are all private for friends.
-The "ghosts" or whatever they are called are kinda lame. The scare factor is 0.
-If you have Insanity turned on, Garry's Mod looking heads flash on the screen.

All in all it's just, bad. Again, it HAD potential to be a great game but fails to deliver.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 24, 2015
Survivarl. Horror. Co-op.

Any one of those words would typically be enough to make me avoid a game.
However, I was invited to play by some friends, and I'm glad I gave it a chance.

This game is a LOT of fun.
When playing with a group of friends, playing as either the monster or the survivors, either way it's a lot of fun.

The diversity of the monsters keeps things interesting as well.
Many levels keeps things feeling fresh.

Some levels can feel fairly claustrophobic, and keys can be super hard to find.
but I suppose that can add to the charm and experience of the game.

At the end of the day, I played for several hours today, was freaking out over thinking I saw a monster when I ddin't, and getting killed constantly. But it was one of the most fun I've had in a long time. Well done!
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