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 (875 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 29

Update Version 2.0 RC3 [+Pumpkins]

Gameplay
- Add more pumpkins in all maps for Halloween reasons.

Bugs
- Fixed bug causing crash when loading OpenGL plugin (people having this crash must run the script damned_reset_fix.bat in order to have this fixed).

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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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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
9heads Game Studios: www.9heads.com
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Twitter: www.twitter.com/9headsGames

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
9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 23
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.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
18.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
"Best played with friends" and maybe not $20 worth.
Still has bugs.
Get it during a sale.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
Makes grown men scream like little girls. Limited options for monsters, but who cares when you can scare the pants off your friends!
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
21.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
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...
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
The game is virtually unchanged from the last time I played exactly a year ago. There's a lot of good ideas and cool concepts that haven't been expanded upon in any way or balanced at all for a viable, playable game. I would have expected some progress by now, but there's really nothing (outside of additional maps, which feature the same problems of size, length, and tedium as the rest).

Don't buy this game, and certainly not at the current asking price.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
never even got the chance to play this game, game is broken, it never launches. 9heads told me they would work on a fix for me and its been over a month now, they just giving me the run around. what a waste. and i was so excited to play this game. :(
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
Invite your friends and play this awesome horror game! You’ll be playing as human or monster, total of 5 players for each session (4 Survivors and 1 monster).

Four people is trapped with a monster, the survivors main objective is to find the way-out.
Do you have what it takes to get all the survivors out while seeing ghostly things, hearing noises or desperately running from a monster, who’s only desire is to hunt down and kill you and your friends?

The monster will be able to assume ethereal form, which to hunt the survivors, set up traps that trigger noises and events. Also assume physical form, which allows the monster to kill you, also toggle a rage mode which almost always ends with a killing spree.

Sum up with: One of the most enjoyable horror multiplayer games I have ever played, surprisingly addicting if you’re in for a spooky treat with your friends.
Damned is a masterpiece and worth a try and I can assure you will be screaming!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
I should start by saying that the game did provide a few sessions of fun. That being said, there are a number of problems with the game:

1. The premise is very narrow and wears thin quickly. At first it is scary and you die all the time. Then you realise that you cannot possibly complete this game (see point 2) without studying the particulars of the monster you are facing. The minute you do that, the scary aspect pretty much disappears, or in the very least much of it is lost.

2. The game is extremely hard for the survivors. The only way to beat it is to treat it like any other computer game and learn specific strategies... but in a game so dependent on atmosphere and fright, this ruins things.

3. Once you have your strategy in place, studied the monster to the point where there is nothing scary about it, and are ready to play, you will soon find the game becoming very repetitive and tedious. You will essentially wander around in the dark trying to find that one damn key that no one could find to the door that is still locked. After 20 minutes of going around in the same circle doing nothing but trying to imagine where on earth you forgot to look and you will be ready to pull your hair clean off your head.

4. The door opening and closing mechanism is moronic. You will not believe how moronic it is if you did not try it.

All in all, not a game I would recommend. Interesting idea, but not very well executed and also lacking in content to make it interesting in the long run.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
Ok, I've tried to play this game. I can't login, and when I try to switch resolution it just goes black and I have to reboot.
I got to play this once and it's awesome, but it's so ♥♥♥♥ing awful right now.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
Bought the 4-pack for me and 3 of my friends, let's just say that we've all had trouble sleeping lately. The game is very balanced and having the keys and items randomed is pretty challenging. The only downside is the size of the tools you need to find (batteries and keys) that are easily missed if you don't look VERY carefully, as well as having no on-screen indicators of how much battery you've got left etc. But i think it was inteneded to make it more "realistic" and the amount of screams we've all shared proves that. Great game if you're looking for something similar to amnesia co-op where one of you gets to be the monster ;)

9/10 could use minor improvements in the future.
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7 of 15 people (47%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
killed a guy
got kicked by host
12/10
ign
goty
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0 of 4 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
Being a monster is fun!
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5 of 19 people (26%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
What a pile of crap is this?!
First impression was quite solid but then...no matter what settings i change, the game remains at max 50fps.
But then, this game was really terrifying. I was shocked and baffled by this sheer amount of pure terror. Sadly it was
not the game itself but it's server-browser. Games 15 years ago made this better :-(

And then? The game constantly hangs itself or crashes and leaves you unable to re-login ("your account is already logged in elsewhere") for some minutes.

And besides? Oh yes there are spooky monsters. Bohoooo (this was sarcasm). Could have been somehow creepier...Even Left4Dead is creepier and it's not even meant to be (or is it?).

I seldomly rant in a review, but this is crap. Even at price 0,- i would avoid it...
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0 of 9 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
strong concept ruined by the ♥♥♥♥tiest design. monsters are underpowered and you cant see anything when playing as them for some reason. utter trash.
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15.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 23
Never stops getting old as long as their are ppl on the plalnet.... to me that is :)
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3.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
1 out of 8 attempts succeeded in getting the game to work. ONE.

First one, died early, had to spectate a box.
Second through sixth attempts all crashed at various points. Usually while joining a game.
Seventh attempt worked properly. I played as Mary, got a kill, but spent a little too long figuring out the controls and they escaped.
Eighth attempt, crashed.

Had I bought this from Gamestop, I would have already been on my way back to the store to return it.
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4.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
Prob one of the best horror games i have played it is very fun to play with friends and i highly recommend getting it of you have friends that will play it with you. Warning: does have some bugs.
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15 of 20 people (75%) found this review helpful
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
Early Access Review
This game is great for playing with friends and the multiplayer experience. The monsters take inspiration from pop culture yet they have an original feel to them. The same can be said for the survivors.

The game still has a few issues that needs to be addressed but that is why it is still in beta. I am pretty sure when the full game is made available this paragraph will not be needed.

All in consideration, if you have friends that like to play multiplayer games then try this out.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
Don't get me wrong. This is one of the scariest multiplayer horror survival games you will ever play with your friends. Prepare to ♥♥♥♥ your pants and tons of laughter, but be aware that this game is still unfinished and features a lot of bugs. I seriously don't understand why the developer deciced to release the game in its current state,

I love the game, but I just cannot recommend it this time...especially for 19,99€.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
32.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 17
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.
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