Claire is alone, lost, and hunted. The world has quickly becomes shrouded in darkness with unseen threats stalking Claire from the shadows. Aided by her dog and armed only with a flashlight, Claire must conquer her fear and find her comatose mother. However, there are others lost in the darkness seeking salvation.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (153 reviews)
Release Date: Jul 7, 2014

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"Claire is clever and scary enough to stand among Home and Lone Survivor as one of the better retro indie horror games out there."
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“The sound is amazingly well polished, and features tons of scary and crispy sound-effects. You will be hard-pressed to say that this is an indie game due to it, as it looks like they have gone the extra mile with the sound effects and the eerie music.”
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“Claire absolutely succeeds in providing an atmospheric unsettling experience, a compelling story, and fantastic sound design and soundtrack, that all work in tandem to make this a must-play for survival horror fans.”
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“If you’re looking for something scary, Claire is terrifying, atmospheric — thanks, in part, to a stellar soundtrack — and a fantastic love letter to the survival horror genre.”
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About This Game

Claire is alone, lost, and hunted. The world has quickly becomes shrouded in darkness with unseen threats stalking Claire from the shadows. Aided by her dog and armed only with a flashlight, Claire must conquer her fear and find her comatose mother. However, there are others lost in the darkness seeking salvation. Claire must decide who she is going to save. With every choice she'll begin to discover who she really is and whether she deserves to be saved herself.

-Play as Claire and explore multiple levels accompanied by your dog, Anubis.
- Use a lighter or a mouse-controlled flashlight to explore an increasingly dark world.
-Contend with the panic system, a system that increases the scariness of the environment as fear tightens its grip on Claire.
-Fight back Claire’s fear and stay alert with items scavenged from the dark corners of the world.
-Find others lost in the darkness, help them and decide to save them or leave them be.
-Multiple endings determined by plot choices and interactions with the others.
-Multiple difficulty settings, including “Nightmare” where Claire can literally be scared to death.
-New Game + allows you to keep your items and ramp up the difficulty.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista
    • Processor: Dual Core 2.0 Ghz
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB Card
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Dual Core 2.5 Ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB Card
    • Hard Drive: 5 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
16 of 17 people (94%) found this review helpful
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 7
A good 2D survival horror game, obviously inspired by the aesthetics of silent hill, and perhaps some plot elements from those games as well.

There are a few cool puzzles, and side quests one can do that add to the replay value of the game, as well as three different difficulties, and a plethora of different endings.

The game is fairly easy, so one can probably get through it without too much difficulty on "hard" ("nightmare" may prove more of a challenge though).

The severeal endings are contingent on how many side quest one chooses to do, which is nice because it gives one incentive to explore the world a bit more.

The game can be completed in two hours if one were to rush though it. However for the kind of person who enjoys to explore and discover everything a game has to offer, I can see maybe 10 hours of playtime for this title.

One feature I would've liked to have seen in the game is an option to play it without taking any damage, so I could go through it and enjoy the pixel enviorments at my own leisure, but that is of course a minor thing that doesn't detract from the experience at all.

If the game does have a major flaw it would be that the dialouge, and story could have used some work, while I understand everything that was going on, the story could have fleshed out the characters a bit more.

There is no combat in the game, and while this is an interesting mechanic, I felt it could have been handled better than it was, for example there were not enough spots to hide.

The flashlight did not do much and wasn't required to beat the game, this felt like a missed opportunity gameplay wise, as I feel flashlight use could have been made more useful. To be specific maybe the flashlight could make you immune to being scared while it's in use, or perhaps it could temporarily scare off monsters?

The biggest issue I have with the game is there are parts of it that seem impossible to complete unless you have a whole bunch of health items stacked up, and this is becuase of your "sanity meter". If one has low "sanity" they start taking damage, the worst part is aside from items, there isn't really a way for one to restore thier "sanity", or at least none I could figure out.

Laslty it would be nice to have an option view all of the endings/notes one has unlocked.

This game currently would garner a 3.5/5 from me, if the game fixed all of the above I would have rated it higher.
Still it's a neat little indie title, worth one's money, and especially worth one's cash if bought on sale!
- Celx Requin
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 28
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1WCvIiwylk&list=UU7_-PLIhjsEBwIQXqKxmNpA

Claire is a 2d horror exploration game where you play as a girl
learning about the mysteries of her life and her memories. The atmosphere
of the game is very well done. The story is not handed to you; you have
to explore and understand what is going on. The spooky theme of 'danger
around every corner' is unsettling, but not necessarily in your face with
violence and monsters.

The level design, as with many 2D games is mazelike; the reusage of
similar hallways and doorways causes you to have to backtrack a lot. It can
add to a feeling of being lost and contribute to the atmosphere, but for me it
was too much of getting lost and try over and over again to get to the next
destination.

There is a lot of fetch quests in this game. Personally I feel like the
game didn't respect my time, as most of it was spent retracing steps and going
on continual missions that just prolonged the gameplay.

The atmosphere is terrific, the story is not what is expected, but
enjoyable, and it has a mazelike feel that I found not to be to my taste, but
if that is something you enjoy, this could be a game for you.

This is a summary of my review video, which I encourage you to watch
if you are looking for a more in-depth review.

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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 13
Decent enough indie horror walking sim game. If you own it from a bundle or something, I would say install it, it's only 500MB and it's worth trying out. For US$9, I wouldn't buy it.

The check point save system really hurts the game though. Replaying the same spoooooky room a second time is just predictable and boring, which is the antithesis of horror or scary. The map also doesn't have any indicators or anything so if you get lost it can get frustrating. I probably won't finish it, but I didn't mind checking it out while some cards fell into my lap.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 3
Rating 7.5/10

Claire is a 2d psychological horror game very reminiscent of Silent HIll. You play as Claire as she navigates multiple locals to complete missions and progress the overall story. You have no weapons, only a lighter/flightlight, your wits and your pet dog (Who will only warn you of nearby enemies, but I suppose that is more than my cat would do) to navigate through the nightmarish halls to out run and out smart the lurking monsters.

Speaking of enemies, some will attack you physially while some will attack you psychologically, causing you to become scared. If Claire stays scared for to long she will begain to take physical damage, so in essence you have two health pools to manage.

Like any survival game, you can explore and scavenge for health items, notes and batteries for your flashlight, not to mention some pretty interesting puzzles to find and solve. If you explore the right locations you will occassionally come across other survivors who can offer you side missions to do while exploring. These are not mandontory and can be skipped all together.

There is replayability value in the game as there are multiple endings you can unlock based on what you do in game. Completing the story with a decent amount of exploration you can expect to finish up in 4 to 5 hours.

If you enjoy survival horror I highly recommend this game. I also recommend the coffee, again.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
Looks really interesting and cute, sometimes plays like Lone Survivor.
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