DreadOut is a third person supernatural horror game where you play as Linda, a high school student trapped in an old abandoned town. Equipped with her trusty smart-phone, she will battle against terrifying encounters and solve mysterious puzzles which will ultimately determine her fate.
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Fecha de lanzamiento: 15 mayo 2014

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24 de marzo

DreadOut: Keepers of the Dark release


Hello guys,
This time we are happy to announce that DreadOut : Keepers of the Dark / KOTD is available now. In this standalone extension of DreadOut, you will continue as Linda's last journey before the event battle with The mysterious lady in red.

Even though we are having so much fun and deeply in love with Linda and her hardworking job to keep us alive, now it’s time to announce that after Keepers of the Dark, Linda will be gone for a while contemplating on her fate. We can't promise you anything about Linda's future for a while, but we will try our best to keep her alive on our upcoming titles (fingers crossed).

As many of you might not know that DreadOut is first came from an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign on 2013, got greenlit by Steam Greenlight after we put it for 6 months for 60K yes vote by you guys, finally we are able to release our first act and continue on our second act, and now we are close to our final take on the game, DreadOut : Keepers of The Dark

We can't thank you enough for all of your supports, first believer came from our crowdfunding backers, “yes” voters on our steam greenlight page and then everyone who bought our game first place on Steam. All of that are becoming our lights fuel of hopes and motivations, because of you DreadOut is still alive, and we're here at Digital Happiness got a wonderful chance to get known by you among thousands amazing titles here. We also want to emphasize that with the release of KOTD doesn't mean that no more updates will happen on DreadOut. We will keep our ears and eyes for some anomaly and issues on it, and we will continue to fix those kind of problems on some future updates.
http://store.steampowered.com/app/418950
You will be put on our special place close to our hearts, because of you DreadOut was born, Digital Happiness is alive and we can continue make something that we love, making a video games. This will become our first small step in the foreseeable future to make a much better games.

Hope you’re enjoyed playing DreadOut : KOTD as much as we did enjoyed making it.

Sincerely
DH

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5 de febrero

Happy Lunar New Year



Hello everyone,
In this special Lunar New Year Sale, we are happy to announce that DreadOut is now sale 66% off on Steam.

In this 2.2.15 update, you will able to play DreadOut with Japanese subtitle.
And we are bringing back the high res texture in level 01. So, now is a good time to grab it if you haven't already.

Thank you for your attention.
Hope you all are having a wonderful Lunar New Year

DH

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When twilight fades. Where darkness reigns.

DreadOut is a third person supernatural horror game where you play as Linda, a high school student trapped in an old abandoned town. Equipped with her trusty smart-phone and an SLR camera, she will battle against terrifying encounters and solve mysterious puzzles which will ultimately determine her fate.
Help her overcome the challenges that will stand before her. Survive the Dread!



When a group of high school students went astray from a field trip, they came across something totally unexpected. A town long forgotten trapped in a peaceful state of slumber. What they did not realize was what lurks within. And what seemed like an innocent stroll turns into disaster as the secluded town reveals its dark and terrible secrets. The presence of sinister forces from beyond their realm of existence.

It all comes down to Linda. She will experience stirrings of unfamiliar powers, emerging from within her. These new found abilities might just be the only way she can save her own life and those of her friends.


  • Explore a haunted environment in an Asian - Indonesian setting.
  • Battle against terrifying beings from a supernatural realm.
  • Solve mysterious puzzles that block your path.
  • Switch between first person and third person view.
  • Engage in a thrilling storyline.
  • Play Act 1 and 2 of Linda's terrifying journey along with Act 0 (previously released as DreadOut Demo).
  • Get access to Linda's unlockable wardrobe

Rated 17+ for the following :
  • Frequent / Intense horror / fear themes
  • Infrequent / Mild Realistic Violence
  • Infrequent / Mild Sexual Content or Nudity
  • Infrequent Mature / Mild Suggestive Themes

Requisitos del sistema

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Mínimo:
    • SO: Windows 7 / 8
    • Procesador: Intel Dual-Core 2.4 GHz or AMD Dual-Core Athlon 2.5 GHz
    • Memoria: 4 GB de RAM
    • Gráficos: NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT or AMD Radeon HD 3830 or Intel HD Graphics 4000, 512 MB VRAM
    • DirectX: Versión 9.0c
    • Almacenamiento: 5 GB de espacio disponible
    • Tarjeta de sonido: DirectX Compatible
    • Notas adicionales: 32-bit Windows is supported but known to have problem running DreadOut if it has less RAM available
    Recomendado:
    • SO: Windows 7 / 8 - 64 bits
    • Procesador: Intel Core i5-2300 or AMD Phenom II X4 940 or better
    • Memoria: 8 GB de RAM
    • Gráficos: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 or AMD Radeon HD 7750 with 1 GB VRAM or better
    • DirectX: Versión 11
    • Almacenamiento: 10 GB de espacio disponible
    • Tarjeta de sonido: DirectX Compatible
    Mínimo:
    • SO: OSX 10.7 Lion
    • Procesador: Intel CPU only, Core 2 Duo minimum
    • Memoria: 4 GB de RAM
    • Gráficos: Intel HD Graphics 4000 supporting OpenGL 2.1 or later with 512 VRAM
    • Almacenamiento: 5 GB de espacio disponible
    • Tarjeta de sonido: OSX Standard
    Recomendado:
    • SO: OSX 10.9 Mavericks
    • Procesador: Intel CPU only, Core i5 or better
    • Memoria: 8 GB de RAM
    • Gráficos: Intel HD Graphics supporting OpenGL 3.2 or better with 1 GB VRAM
    • Almacenamiento: 10 GB de espacio disponible
    • Tarjeta de sonido: OSX Standard
    Mínimo:
    • SO: Ubuntu 14.04
    • Procesador: Intel Dual-Core 2.4 GHz or AMD Dual-Core Athlon 2.5 GHz
    • Memoria: 4 GB de RAM
    • Gráficos: NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT or AMD Radeon HD 3830 or Intel HD Graphics 4000, OpenGL 2.1
    • Almacenamiento: 5 GB de espacio disponible
    • Tarjeta de sonido: OSS Compatible
    Recomendado:
    • SO: Ubuntu 14.10
    • Procesador: Intel Core i5-2300 or AMD Phenom II X4 940 or better
    • Memoria: 8 GB de RAM
    • Gráficos: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 or AMD Radeon HD 7750 with 1 GB VRAM or better, OpenGL 3.0
    • Almacenamiento: 10 GB de espacio disponible
    • Tarjeta de sonido: OSS Compatible
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Que puedo decir de este juego...por un lado me gustó y por el otro me pareció que hay cosas que faltaron pulir un poco. Los momentos de tensión están bien logrados, particularmente me gusta el genero de horror/terror japones. No puedo dejar de compararlo con su antecesor Fatal Frame, ambos reúnen casi las mismas características. Tal vez falto un poco más de optimización gráfica pero al ser un juego indie, esta bien para mi gusto. Una de las cosas que más me molesto del juego es que cuando perdes tenes que caminar un largo trecho hacia la luz para seguir en donde te habías quedado y eso se torna muy irritante. El toque de humor que le dan los personajes al comienzo es acertado y durante el juego se vuelve mas sádico. Hay partes en donde no sabes si asustarte o cagarte de risa con miedo. Pero para finalizar me pareció muy entretenido y efectivo en cuanto a sustos. Totalmente recomendable para amantes del terror de impacto japones.
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A 55 de 65 personas (85%) les ha sido útil este análisis
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Publicado el 19 de diciembre de 2015
This is a fantastic example of the horror genre being done properly in a video game. I didn't know much about it going in, only that you played as a girl with a camera who fought ghosts, so I set the bar low thinking it might just be a bad Fatal Frame knockoff but it's very original despite the parallels. First let's talk about some horror tropes and how the game handles them because a lot of games screw this up...

Jump scares are here but they're not the ONLY thing that's here. There's is a lot of tension, build up, anticipation, not knowing what you're going to find around the next corner, etc. In other words, there is a strong focus on the psychological aspects of horror and the game doesn't just rely on jump scares. There is also plenty of times where the tension builds up to... nothing. Yes, even nothing is important in horror. If the audience learns that tense moments always lead to a horrific payoff then the tension melts away due to familiarity. It just becomes systematic. Here they mix it up often enough that you never know exactly what to expect and that keeps you on edge.

Darkness is another trope often done wrong but this game handles it in a fairly unique manner. You do have a flashlight and it is better to use the flashlight than not use it but the flashlight itself isn't the best way to light your surroundings. When you bring up your smartphone camera, the world gains an even lighting that makes it easier to see things. Being in camera mode is slow, however, so there's a good balance between moving quickly in low light and switching to your camera to see better. The game also avoids two horror game DON'Ts: flashlight cone of light and batteries. The flashlight has a fairly wide arc of light (although the engine sometimes renders things in darkness that should be lit, this is an engine issue and not a design issue) instead of a narrow cone which is great and it doesn't require batteries/fuel which is fantastic. That's just the beginning, though, because later you get an SLR camera which has a completely different lighting mechanic. Instead of a flashlight you have the camera's flash. The flash lights up the world VERY well but only briefly and when you bring up the camera you're left in the dark until you take a picture instead of having the even lighting of the smartphone. This is a whole new dynamic and you have both the camera and the smartphone so you can switch between them as you like which gives the player choices and different ways to explore the world.

Now, onto combat/puzzle mechanics. These almost entirely revolve around the camera. Many ghosts you can just take pictures of when the camera shows static but sometimes you need to work out a pattern or a discover a weak point in order to be able to kill a ghost before it kills you. Puzzles are also mostly about taking pictures of the right things or noticing differences in the world between the world as you see it normally and how you see it behind the camera's viewfinder. While it seems very simplistic, the game keeps everything fresh throughout. Each ghost and puzzle is going to have it's own little twist. There were a few fights and puzzles in the game that I was really impressed with and I don't want to spoil.

As for the story, the game does a great job of giving you the backstory through little newspaper clippings and whatnot while giving you the present day story though cutscenes. There are some aspects that probably could have been fleshed out a little better but overall you'll know what's going on by the end. At first it seems like a normal little haunted town but there is a bigger central plot that comes into play near the end so I can't say any more about it.

As for criticisms, I have plenty. This is an indie game on a budget so it does have some flaws but overall the great experience overshadows all the flaws. The one flaw I have the biggest complaint about is Limbo. When you die you end up in Limbo and you have to run into the light to get back into the game. Normally this running section gets longer and longer the more times you die and it gets REALLY annoying. There are items you can collect to shorten Limbo, however. IMO, the shorter length should be the standard. The first time I played I missed an item so I wasted many, many minutes running in Limbo during boss fights where I died frequently and I feel that was just a big waste of my time. (Edit: Turns out there is an option in the game for "Fixed Limbo Length". Wish I'd known about that earlier. Turn it on to save yourself some grief!)

There are also some little quibbles like the low res textures (some are like N64 quality, I know this is indie but sheesh), some audio levels being unbalanced (sometimes a BGM would kick in quite loudly for what I had my volume set to), a few glitches here and there (nothing game-breaking) and some of the ghosts can have particular quirks that make it hard to fight them (one ghost I needed to aim the camera slightly high or I couldn't get static to take a picture and I was completely frustrated before figuring that out) but none of them are enough to detract from this great gaming experience. I highly recommend it even at the full $15 price tag. Pick it up if you enjoy horror games.
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The Good:
  • Cute Protagonist :3
  • Okayish Graphics
  • Thriller Story
  • Lots of Jump Scares
  • Pitch Black Environments
The Bad:
  • Performance Issues
  • Campaign's a bit short
Great Horror Experience I've had in a while

8.5/10
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Certainly a good horror game to play if you're ever craving that "old school" feel. I love the fact that this game doesn't breadcrumb the way to your objectives and simply provides hints. There's also a good deal of new "ghosts" for those who are used to only seeing japanese ghosts and the like.

I'm sure you will also enjoy this game if you decide to open your mind and give it a chance!
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A 23 de 39 personas (59%) les ha sido útil este análisis
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Publicado el 23 de marzo
DreadOut is a low-budget survival horror debut made by studio Digital Happiness. The story revolves around a school trip that erroneously bumps into a ghost town which they have the urge to explore. I don't think there's more needed to say, overall it feels (with poor voice acting) like an average B movie. Just to keep the feel of location, besides many locked doors, you'll be actually finding notes with backstory of specific places.

Backstory might help you getting more into the game, but what's the main feature of DreadOut, is the brilliant horror atmosphere. Scary sounds that you can't recognize, creepy environment with well designed ghosts, jumpscares and ubiquitous darkness is something the game does in a great way. But that applies to the horror segments, that has more or less boring walking around itself.

All gameplay mechanisms are bound to smartphone of the protagonist, Linda. With your everlasting battery, you'll use your phone as a flashlight and a camera. Puzzles use camera flashes or peeking through it, as you might see different things through the camera. The everlasting battery for flashlight is compensated with the fact that you may not want to be using it all the time, there might be a situations where you'll rather decide to spend your time in the dark that may feel somehow safer.

Level design has enough room for you to get lost; there are situations where you might not be sure what to do next. Developers tried to help you at least a little, as they added Linda's diary into the game where you can always check your current objective. There isn't any proper tutorial in the game but all controls and gameplay mechanics are explained in the "how to play" section of the menu. I don't think of horror game players as casuals, so I think it shouldn't be a problem for anybody interested.

I tried to be positive with the game as far, but it's time to mention the bad things. DreadOut is not for everybody, I understand why it feels great for experienced horror game players, but I found the gameplay overall more boring that I'd originally expect. Making all the gameplay around walking and using camera seems to be a good idea, but personally it didn't feel much satisfying to me after about an hour. While the short game length can't even make it much repetitive, you still might lose a motivation to continue - the only "magnet" there is truly the atmosphere.

Graphics are something that can make players ask themselves if they are really playing a game released in 2014. While the ghosts look great and characters look somehow fine, the environment around you, when not placed into darkness, looks really bad. Many objects and their textures reminded me of Counter-Strike 1.6 and basic 3D graphics modeling - For example, I haven't seen cars that would look like "slightly better boxes with textures" for a really long time.

Oh, and you'll be able to see through some walls with third-person camera. Another nail in the coffin is the bad optimalisation that even with the poor graphics sucks up performance pretty badly. Don't expect getting high with your FPS counter.

Conclusion:
While DreadOut does a great things in terms of the horror atmosphere, the other factors are making the experience for worse, mostly. It's definitely not a game for everybody, and considering it doesn't offer even many hours of gameplay to those who don't want to unlock all achievements, I don't think it's worth recommending.



Disclaimer: My copy of DreadOut was obtained for free - I won the game in a giveaway that might have been sponsored by the developer. This fact hasn't changed my opinion about the game (and the review) in any way.

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