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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.
Release Date: May 15, 2014
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Notice: DreadOut is currently released for Windows 64-bit OS only, with Linux/SteamOS & Mac OS X support currently in Beta and will be released later, including the 32-bit versions.

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DreadOut version 1.5.2 Released

June 19th, 2014

Hello everyone!
In the spirit of the 2014 World Cup, we present Linda's 2 new unlockable tribute costumes; Brazilian and Indonesian team shirts.



Despite receiving mixed reviews, we are very glad to have such a lively community.
All of your input will certainly help us in improving many aspects of our second act.
We tried to accommodate many suggestions we've received in our current build.
Our major update includes :

  • Availability in German and Italian.
  • Added invert controller axis feature.
  • Added support for keyboard/gamepad customization.
  • Ability to access the gameplay options menu during a game.
  • User interface and audio tweaking.
  • Various in game tweaks.
  • Some bug fixes.
We're still working on optimizing for the 32 bit platform support as well as the OpenGL version for Mac and Linux/SteamOS platform. It will be ready on our next major update once they are stable.
Thank you for all of your support.

Linda ♥ you :click:

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The 1st act of DreadOut is now available on Steam.

May 15th, 2014

Hi everyone!
The 1st act of DreadOut is now available on Steam.
The 2nd act will arrive later as a free update.
We hope you'll enjoy it as much as we do.
Spread the fear! Survive the Dread :)

Best
Digital Happiness

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About the Game





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, 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 herself. 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.
  • 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

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 / 8 64 bits
    • Processor: Intel Dual-Core 2.4 GHz or AMD Dual-Core Athlon 2.5 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT or AMD Radeon HD 3830 or Intel HD Graphics 4000 with 512 MB VRAM minimum 128 Bit
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 5 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 / 8 - 64 bits
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-2300 or AMD Phenom II X4 940 or better
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 or AMD Radeon HD 7750 with 1 GB VRAM or better
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Hard Drive: 10 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
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DreadOut is an Indonesian survival-horror game that takes inspiration from the Fatal Frame franchise, and pulls a lot from Indonesian myths and folklore. The game is currently incomplete, with a sort of episodic structure. Act 1 is currently released, with a future Act 2 and Free Roam mode confirmed for the future (Act 2 will be free for all purchasers, Free Roam is paid DLC).

First, a recommendation; play the demo on Steam before the main game. The demo is a prequel, where the demo ends is where the game begins. Lasts 15-20 minutes, nothing in the demo is in Act 1 of the game.

You play as a non-talkative protagonist known as Linda, who with a few friends is on a car trip, but they stumble upon a weird deserted city that isn't marked on their map. The friends go to investigate the town, and soon get wrapped up in some severe hauntings from the strange ghost that start coming out when night falls.

The game has a low-budget, and it shows. Graphically everything looks outdated, with low-res textures, odd character animations, and the like. There's also no real-time shadows. The game also has a few bugs. I didn't encounter anything game-breaking, but a few 'look through the wall with the camera', 'get stuck on an object for a moment', 'that character is levitating,' type of bugs, However, something I found interesting was that they didn't copy and paste many models. There were a lot of posters around town, and each one was legitimately different. Same with pictures, and just small details all about.Outside of a few chairs or piles of garbage, most of the models were unique to each other, and I was surprised the developers didn't take many shortcuts.

Mentioning this, something I noticed about the game is that there were a lot of secrets and original assets used for things that most players would probably not even end up finding or seeing. There's more I have to say on the topic, but I'll get back to this in a bit.

The game has legitimately great atmosphere. There are some fantastic scares, the feeling of unnerve that is caused by the game. It has an atmosphere to it that most horror games these days are missing from the days of old, sort of a combination of dread and excitement for what's going to come next. The atmosphere and scares are more akin to something like Fatal Frame or Kuon than Amnesia or Outlast, I should mention. Recommended at night and in darkness, with headphones.

This is backed by fantastic audio design. The music is great, the sounds are great. Voicing is okay, a bit cheesy but enjoyably so. However, with the music, how it is and how it's used in the game, is really effective, and also I can mention unique. The music is very different than any other horror game I have played, but very effective. And how the music transitions with events going on is very well-done. The audio is also unnerving, and sometimes hearing a weird sound, even without knowing its source or even without it leading to anything, raised the tension. It sometimes gets hard to tell if a sound you just heard is part of the music, or something in the environment, but I say this as a good thing.

And the game does not lie on its laurels. By this I mean a lot happens, and the game never throws the same thing at you twice. I was honestly surprised by the number of ghosts there are in this game, there were a lot more than I was anticipating. Some great enemy variety, and you fight each ghost really only once or twice, there was not a single ghost I think the game threw at you a third time. And the 'events' that happen, like scares or atmospheric additions, were all incredibly varied too. This definitely helped to raise the intrigue as you never knew what might be coming next, and some of what happens really goes into the unexpected.

Combat is similar to Fatal Frame, but a bit more simplistic. There isn't a charge rate like Fatal Frame, or a point system, but the closer enemies are, the more you damage them when you take a shot. And if you attack them right before they attack you, you deliver additional damage.

Even the puzzles are well done and intelligent. Figuring out what to do is fun, and they do a good job at laying out clues to what you need to do to help piece it all together. They have clever hints and details, while not being extremely obvious either. However, it should be mentioned that those with less patience and less of a desire to figure out cryptic clues may not like how they're handled. But if you loved puzzles from horror games in the 90s (which have been notably absent in recent years), then you'll likely be quite happy to see some return to form here.

But there is a kicker to all of this; the game's current length. Act 1 of the game lasts for about three hours. It ends on a high note, the game gets better and better as it develops and Act 1 has a fantastic climax... But it ends as its getting very good, and leaves you wanting more. Act 2 is coming free to everyone who purchases the game in the future, and I'll update this review whenever it comes about, but for now what is in Act 1 will probably take players somewhere around 3-5 hours to complete.

As it is now, it's a bit short, and still to be seen how long the entire package of the game will be (if Act 2 will be just as long, longer, or shorter than Act 1), but what they have here is fantastic, it legitimately is one of the best classic-styled survival-horror games to release in the last few years, and I think genre enthusiast who like certain elements of horror games that have been absent since the days of old will really appreciate the game. It's well-paced, well-executed, but due to the length for Act 1 maybe a little undercooked right now.

It feels like the length may have been a budget thing. The developers only had $26k to make the game, and my guess is that they were running low on funds and decided to release what they have so far to help development costs. And I hope it works, there is a very confident horror game here, and honestly some of the most fun I've had in a horror game in a while.

The weird thing is the secrets I mentioned earlier. There are complete sections of the game you could miss if you don't do some exploration. There are ghosts you won't fight unless you go off the beaten path. A tip to the wise is when it turns night-time and before you enter the school, don't enter the school like the game suggests and instead head back towards the town you just came from. There are literally four different types of ghosts if you head backwards at this point that you'll never encounter in the main game. And little hidden areas and easter eggs to uncover all about. So on that front, there is some really cool optional content to explore in the game.

There's also a few cool unlockables. Once you complete the game, you unlock three additional outfits, all of which are actually pretty well designed, and can be used on a second and later playthrough.

There's also a few side areas you can explore right now that don't really lead to anything, which I can only guess are there right now for the possible future Free Roam Mode (a lot of buildings and side-areas off the beaten-path are currently inaccessible or kind of barren right now, and I assume will be open in the free-roam mode the developers are working on).

I want DreadOut to succeed. I really liked what was here, I'd even go as far to say this has serious potential to be one of the best horror games for fans of the genre to release in the last few years. But Act 1 goes by easily in 3-5 hours, and as of the moment of this review there are no conclusions here.

But DreadOut is completely worth experiencing, even as it is now. It's tense, sometimes terrifying, has the right amount of weirdness to it, and is actually a lot of fun. Its low budget shows, especially in the graphics department, but through clever design, good execution, and variety at hand, manages to be a fun experience.
Posted: May 8th, 2014
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367 of 449 people (82%) found this review helpful
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ujaNOA4aoQ&list=UU103IUfx8ImU5-iJ1XkBudw

Really stellar game. The first enemy I saw (about 15 minutes in) literally had me breathless and scared for my life, and most horror games these days don't do it for me. It's pretty much like Fatal Frame on steroids.

The interesting thing is, I'm a voice-actor, and all my voice-acting friends provide voices for the main cast of characters. They're all experienced professionals and they give the game a believable atmosphere, with crystal-clear audio quality not commonly found in indie games.

The only cons I can say so far are the really low-resolution textures (mostly in daylight outside, which is a brief experience) and the very jerky/clunky character animations make you realize just how indie/low-budget the game is. Some characters seem to moonwalk a little bit while the cutscene animations are really jerky and twitchy. It lends itself REALLY well to the scary parts when enemies are twitching and convulsing, but when two girls are playing patty-cake in the beginning it looks super bizarre for some reason.

However, this is just part 1 of the game, which is about 2-3 hours. The rest of the game will come later. From what I've previously seen of the monsters (which were listed on the private audition page), there's a lot of really unique cultural references I've never seen in a game before, and they look absolutely pants-♥♥♥♥tingly terrifying.

If you ever get stuck like I did (the game throws you in with literally ZERO tutorials) there's a 'How to Play' section at the title screen. It shows you the first enemy you deal with, and it can't be defeated, and it suggests that you need an item to defeat it. I think that's kinda cool, since tutorials ruin the atmosphere and it feels better to search for the answer.
Posted: May 6th, 2014
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184 of 214 people (86%) found this review helpful
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Thanks to Digital Happiness...
Good old horror games classics are back!!
Immersion, Atmosphere, Fear, a 3rd person perspective, a good old light for the road
(mobile in this case) and a crazy, scary frekin' weird storyline...
DreadOut delivers all that, mixed with eerie haunted sounds and frightening soudtrack.

Puzzles are also a great addition to this "Back to Old School" horror game.
For a game i thought at 1st, would be so so, it turns out that DreadOut is frekin' good!
Horror lovers, you miss good old titles and old school feelings
from horror games you had back then?
You loved traditional classics like Fatal Frame series or Silent Hill?
Search no more! This title is for you! And the good news is...Its a NEW game!

The road is blocked ahead... On the horizon, an old abandoned town...
Almost frozen in time...Something is terribly wrong here...
Take some pictures here and there...Walk with your comrades...
You can only hear the wind... And your nightmare begins...

For all the horror games devs out there?
Take a good look at what is DreadOut...and learn!
10/10! In my top 5 horror games of all time!
Posted: May 6th, 2014
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I've been following this game for a very long while now and i've even played the non-steam demo last year they had for download. I have to say the game is really creepy and it offers a very good scary environment. Any fans of Fatal Frame will feel right at home with this game with a warm welcome feeling to new survival horror, because this game uses a similar atmosphere with a smartphone camera as your only defense against the ghosts. As a fan of survival horror games and Fatal Frame I recommend giving it a try. They have the demo on steam and the original demo i played last year.
Posted: May 8th, 2014
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96 of 144 people (67%) found this review helpful
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Okay, karena gue warga Indonesia, gue bakalan mereview game ini dengan bahasa Indonesia. Titik.

SKOR: 8 dari 10.
WHAAAAAAAAAAT? skornya 8? Serius lo?

Gameplay
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4f4dwV1q1c

santai aja keules~
gue menulis ini berdasarkan pengalaman yang gue rasakan bermain game ini selama 1.4 jam. review ini bisa saja berubah seiring semakin seringnya gue bermain dimasa depan.

EDIT:
gue udah memainkan game ini sampai ACT 1 selesai dan WOWWWW... gue mendapatkan perasaan yang sama ketika bermain selesai bermain Bioshock Infinite, The Walking Dead Telltale Game, SC Blacklist, rasanya tuh... SEDIH + I WANT MORE. Gue bener bener menantikan ACT 2 Linda beserta kawan kawannya!

Kesan Pertama: WOW! Ekspektasi gue sangat tinggi dengan game ini, secara Digital Happiness udah meluangkan banyak waktu, tenaga, dan energi untuk game DreadOut dan.... EKSPEKTASI GUE 80% dikabulkan. Mungkin 10 menit pertama dalam game agak sedikit membosankan, tapi bersabarlah... 10 menit berikutnya, bakalan terus horror. lalu 10 menit berikutnya lagi horrornya makin SAKIT. Gue gak bisa bilang apa aja yang bakalan lo lihat, tapi tim Digital Happiness bener bener terbukti mengeluarkan buanyak sekali usaha untuk menampilkan hantu hantu ala Indonesia.

Grafik: Butuh high texture! Entah ini PC gue yang lemot atau settingnya default ke medium, tapi tekstur item yang ada didalam game resolusinya masih kurang memuaskan. Kalau lo ♥♥♥♥ banget dengan detail detail disetiap benda, mungkin agak sedikt kecewa. Walau pun begitu, atmosfir dan suasana horrornya bener bener kerasa banget. Abaikan benda benda kecil seperti alat tulis dsb, coba liat sekitar lo! Ruang kelas yang begitu gelap, kumuh, dan lembab. bangunan yang udah berlumut, hancur, dan kusam. restoran yang diserbu tikus, poster acak acakan, dan jendelanya pecah. Walau pun itemnya kurang detail, tapi atmosfirnya bisa membuat lo sulit bernafas.

Gameplay: NO TUTORIAL. Yup, begitu lo masuk, lo musti belajar sendiri. Walau pun ada semacam guide kecil, tapi rasanya kurang aja gitu kalau kita sebagai gamer gak dikasih tutorial sebelum bermain. Selain itu, semuanya buat gue cukup sempurna. Gerakan karakter Linda tidak kaku, kameranya cukup sensitif, dan mode FPS nya cukup menarik. Gue udah banyak bermain game, terutama game horror.. segala macam kontrol yang ada didalam game ini cukup flawless. Sampai sejauh ini cuman ini yang bisa gue tulis, AKAN DIPERBAHARUI LAGI.

EDIT:
Gue dapat info katanya ACT 2 bakalan ada nanti, masih TBA. Berita lainnya adalah nanti bakalan ada mode Free Roam gitu, semacam Slender kah? Gue masih belum dapat info yang lebih lanjut. Tapi dari sumber yang gue baca, Free Roam ini merupakan DLC.

Storyline: suatu genk anak SMA yang berencana untuk pergi ke suatu tempat menemukan dirinya tersesat disebuah pintu masuk kota mati. Linda, Ira, Bu Guru Siska, dan 3 orang temannya memutuskan untuk masuk ke kota tanpa nama tersebut untuk mencari petunjuk jalan. Terror dimulai ketika salah satu muridnya menghilang didalam gedung sekolah yang tua. Linda pun menjelajahi sekolah tersebut sambil mencari cerita dibalik kota yang mati ini.

Gue berani kasih skor 8 dari 10.
Kenapa? untuk sementara, gue enjoy banget dengan game ini. horror levelnya cukup tinggi. gue sempat berteriak kaya anak kecil yang ga dibeliin es krim sama mamah nya pas ada hantu. ini bener bener game horror yang semua orang pasti ♥♥♥♥. lo pengen menikmati kegelapan? lo pengen dikagetin? lo pengen didongein kisah hantu Indonesia? LO BAKALAN DAPAT ITU SEMUA. Tapi satu hal yang sedikit dikecewakan adalah low texture dan no tutorial. Tapi gak apa kok, untuk harga $15 bener bener pantas banget untuk dibeli.
Posted: May 8th, 2014
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