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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Release Date: May 15, 2014

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August 6

Indonesian National Game Day



Hi everyone,
On August 8th 2016 Indonesian game industries will establish Hari Game Indonesia (HARGAI) or National Game Day.

Indonesian National game day or Hari game Indonesia (HARGAI) was government initiated and supported by various game developers, publishers, payment solutions, board games and media in Indonesia as a form of appreciation to local game developers, publishers, and also gamers to create a better game ecosystem in our country.

And to celebrate the day, we are happy to announce that
DreadOut is now sale 80% off on Steam, and DreadOut: Keepers of The Dark is 33% off.

Happy Game Day!! Enjoy Our Special Sale!
#HARGAI #HariGameIndonesia
https://www.harigameindonesia.com

DH

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March 24

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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About This 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 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

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 / 8
    • Processor: Intel Dual-Core 2.4 GHz or AMD Dual-Core Athlon 2.5 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT or AMD Radeon HD 3830 or Intel HD Graphics 4000, 512 MB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
    • Additional Notes: 32-bit Windows is supported but known to have problem running DreadOut if it has less RAM available
    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
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10.7 Lion
    • Processor: Intel CPU only, Core 2 Duo minimum
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000 supporting OpenGL 2.1 or later with 512 VRAM
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Sound Card: OSX Standard
    Recommended:
    • OS: OSX 10.9 Mavericks
    • Processor: Intel CPU only, Core i5 or better
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics supporting OpenGL 3.2 or better with 1 GB VRAM
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    • Sound Card: OSX Standard
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04
    • Processor: Intel Dual-Core 2.4 GHz or AMD Dual-Core Athlon 2.5 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT or AMD Radeon HD 3830 or Intel HD Graphics 4000, OpenGL 2.1
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Sound Card: OSS Compatible
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.10
    • 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, OpenGL 3.0
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    • Sound Card: OSS Compatible
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BlackLight Mercer
10.1 hrs
Posted: August 22
Bought this on Indonesian game day sale only to try it. Great game. It went beyond my expectations. I am not into horror games but I enjoyed this while playing. Worth your money sale or not. Great job team! Hope you can do more stories focusing on Linda Melinda.
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Kyrin
0.2 hrs
Posted: August 22
GLHF
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Adaru32
6.7 hrs
Posted: August 21
I recommend this game if you're into games like Fatal Frame, which is exactly what this game is like, only with mythological creatures and spirits of Malaysia and Indonesia. I really enjoyed this game, despite some of the slow paced events and a few glitches here and there.
What I liked about the game are the enemy concepts, and how creepy everything is. It's always interesting to see mythology from different countries, and how things can change when the camera's armed. I also really liked on the strategy inputs on how to defeat and see specific enemies. Pretty interesting idea(s).
Now, I have read quite a bit of negative reviews on here, and what boggles me is the whole thing about "graphics". Games shouldn't be just about graphics, they're called 'video games' for a reason, not an animation or simulator. In my opinion, I find the graphics to be fantastic for an indie game. Believe me, I've seen indie games out there with way~ worse graphics than this. I would compare these graphics to be equivalent to an HD remake of a PS2 game on the PS3 and Xbox360. Of course, I'm not just talking about the graphics, I enjoyed the game itself through my own experience.
What I didn't like about this game were how at times the cutscenes would drag on to the point where it confuses you on if you're able to control Linda again, or not.
I also encountered a few glitches. One had to do with the camera mechanics, another had to do with lag, and the last had to do with disappearing walls at one point.
For the camera mechanics, I would be clicking the button on taking it out and putting it away. At times, she wouldn't. And I wouldn't even click anything and she would put the camera away after taking it out.
For lagging, it would lag whenever a lot of action occurred and when I ascend staircases, or turn a corner of a hallway. Even when I would have the camera out and there's a lot of action occurring, I would move slightly over to where the enemy is and Linda would be aiming either all the way behind, on the ground, or up in outer space.
And for disappearing walls, it happened when I was in the Grand Hall. I just finished with the mirror puzzle and as I exited, the walls disappeared, confusing me on where I am. After making a full circle of the upper level, the walls reappeared.
The other negative thing I should point out is the voice acting. It does need work.
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ScarletKlaudia
14.2 hrs
Posted: August 21
Dreadout can easily be compared to the classical Fatal Frame series for only one reason : the use of a camera. But that's all. This game is truly original and has its own strong, fascinating mythology. OK the gameplay is not wonderful but it's playable and quite pleasant and I must admit I was expecting a little game with a dull story focusing only on stupid jumpscares. This is not the case : the game succeeds in keeping your tension up and you get easily impressed by what you see and fight. I was gladly surprised and I admire the work done for an independent game and a universe full of promises. I encourage the team to continue and now I'm gonna play the DLC.
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BLACKhawk1243
6.4 hrs
Posted: August 21
This game had potential but it felt broken. Not in a way that the game wouldn't run, but in a way that the whole thing just felt like a crumbled mess. Sure it had it's moments but there was just too many things that bothered me.

1. There is absolutely zero character developement. There is zero character attatchment at all in fact. Some of the characters are even forgoten about later on in the game. When one of them dies it just feels like...well, nothing.

2. If there's a story, you're gonna have to go back and look for it. If you just play the game then you will be left clueless on whats going on. Most of the story is hidden in notes you can find in some places if you look hard enough, but chances are you wont find all of them in your first playthrough.

3. The puzzles are way too easy. Each puzzle is basically point your camera and shoot pictures of everything.

4. The ghost designs in this game are really cool and well detailed (some more than others), but each one can easily be rid of by taking a few pictures of them. That aspect takes a lot of the horror elements out of the game.

5. The scares can be good at times, but not often. Again, if it's a ghost you can just shoo it off with your cam. If it's not a ghost then its just a brief music intensity or loud noise.


Overall, i think it could have been better. All it needed was some more gameplay elements and story.

Edit: forgot to mention. It's crazy short with only two acts that can be finished in a few hours.
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Cetais
5.4 hrs
Posted: August 19
Deeply inspired by games like Silent Hill and Fatal Frame, this one is rooted in the indonesian folklore.

A bit short, but totally worth it.

I just really dislike how some puzzles are no way obvious, the lack of explications for them, and just... The whole lack of indication for everything.

It's really fun, but you're better off having to look at a walkthrough from time to time.
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vodolaz095
1.5 hrs
Posted: August 19
Not bad, but simply stopped working on Linux after kernel update to 4.6.6, so i've refunded.
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BetsBest
10.5 hrs
Posted: August 19
creeps Never End :v ....totally dread out ... OwO
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LambdaCalculus379
9.4 hrs
Posted: August 18
I'm not going to lie: DreadOut has quite a few rough spots. Graphics are a little plasticky and rendering is a little weird and doll-like. Controls can be a bit of a pain, as mouselook tends to be oversensitive. Loading a save game sometimes causes the game to get stuck, forcing you to start again. And with Limbo, unless you find special hidden items, you get thrown farther back from the light the more you die. The camera mechanics are implemented with a couple of issues, the biggest being that it takes at least 3 seconds of aiming before you can fire.

However, don't let that detract you from playing, either. DreadOut is a fine homage to the Fatal Frame series. The atmosphere is genuinely frightening, the monsters freakish and terrifying, the music and sounds perfectly moody and foreboding, and the slight kitschy feeling of Southeast Asian horror movies washes over everything and brings out the folklore of Indonesia like no one else can. I would recommend it, but wait for a sale.
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Rhinestone Cowboy
6.8 hrs
Posted: August 18
Crimson Butterfly nostalgia
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 9
Alot of Steam-Greenlight games are con-jobs, hacks using unity asset flips, getting through greenlgiht by dubious means,

Here, we have a game jusifies greenlights existence. A spooky ghost game with a Indonesian developer (which will be alien to pretty much all of us) who actually cares about creating a good product.

2spooky4me.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 15
never end battery life...
buy IRISPHONE now and get a chance to see real ghosts

support for Indonesian Developer by Mcsnagger
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 13
Dreadout is an Indonesian indie horror game, which focuses on Linda Melinda. Trapped in an abandoned town, and armed with her trusty Irisphone, she whips it out to exorcise ghosts with her trusty camera on her smartphone. If that sounds similar, it's because it's quite similar to the Fatal Frame series.

Linda will encounter many types of ghosts, some visible normally, some only visible by the camera, and some only visible by the camera by certain means. To exorcise them, she needs to take a picture of them in the camera. Some ghosts can simply be exorcised by taking a picture of them normally, while some can only be done so by taking a picture of their weak points. Once exorcised, their entry will enter Linda's book of ghostbusting, in terms of their relative origins. And as the background of the game implies, most of the ghosts are based on Indonesian horror folklores.

You can swap between third person or first person view. First person view is obviously for camera snapping, while third person is mainly used to navigate Linda across the town, or to reposition her effectively, as in first person view your movement is slower than usual. Ghosts will attack you physically and magically, and when she dies, she will enter a limbo realm, which she is allowed to return to the realm of the living.

As there are very few games that are similar to the Fatal Frame series on PC, I must say, this game is pretty unique. Also, unlike many games, the hints in this game is extremely vague. If you are playing it for the first time or so, you may be clueless as to what to do next, since it doesn't tell you what to do completely. It's pretty interesting, yet frustrating at the same time. Also sometimes the ghosts actually gets bugged out, where even though they should be dead, yet they aren't. This will occur if you do something which is not exactly as the game dictate, for example, using the SLR camera instead of the Irisphone for a certain event. It's avoidable, but if you are playing it on your first playthrough, then it may happen.

This game actually have quite a lot of jumpscares. It's shocking for the first few times, but when the ghost attack is so, it gets pretty annoying. I don't want to get screamed right in my monitor repeatedly. Also, as I mentioned earlier about the limbo realm, you can't actually die. She will never move on, but continue to return to the land of the living. The biggest issue about this game is that, it's short. On your first playthrough, it will take much longer, since you will be cautious of the environment and also get stuck due to the lack of hints. However, once you know how it goes, you can finish it really fast, within 2 hours or less. Even in one playthrough, you can get many achievements in one go, which is something achievement hunters will actually like.

Overall, I say it's a decent indie horror game. There are not many horror games which uses a camera to exorcise ghost on the PC, so it's pretty unique. Horror fans will love this game. However, it's kinda short and jumpscares tend to get really annoying over time. I would suggest to get it during a sales though. Also get the Keepers of the Dark standalone DLC. It will explain the story a bit more better as the plot of that game occurs somewhere within this game storyline, though don't play it first, as you will really be clueless on what to do.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
I'm not going to lie: DreadOut has quite a few rough spots. Graphics are a little plasticky and rendering is a little weird and doll-like. Controls can be a bit of a pain, as mouselook tends to be oversensitive. Loading a save game sometimes causes the game to get stuck, forcing you to start again. And with Limbo, unless you find special hidden items, you get thrown farther back from the light the more you die. The camera mechanics are implemented with a couple of issues, the biggest being that it takes at least 3 seconds of aiming before you can fire.

However, don't let that detract you from playing, either. DreadOut is a fine homage to the Fatal Frame series. The atmosphere is genuinely frightening, the monsters freakish and terrifying, the music and sounds perfectly moody and foreboding, and the slight kitschy feeling of Southeast Asian horror movies washes over everything and brings out the folklore of Indonesia like no one else can. I would recommend it, but wait for a sale.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 19
Deeply inspired by games like Silent Hill and Fatal Frame, this one is rooted in the indonesian folklore.

A bit short, but totally worth it.

I just really dislike how some puzzles are no way obvious, the lack of explications for them, and just... The whole lack of indication for everything.

It's really fun, but you're better off having to look at a walkthrough from time to time.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 13
Buggy, glitchy, a lot of screamers.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
I recommend this game if you're into games like Fatal Frame, which is exactly what this game is like, only with mythological creatures and spirits of Malaysia and Indonesia. I really enjoyed this game, despite some of the slow paced events and a few glitches here and there.
What I liked about the game are the enemy concepts, and how creepy everything is. It's always interesting to see mythology from different countries, and how things can change when the camera's armed. I also really liked on the strategy inputs on how to defeat and see specific enemies. Pretty interesting idea(s).
Now, I have read quite a bit of negative reviews on here, and what boggles me is the whole thing about "graphics". Games shouldn't be just about graphics, they're called 'video games' for a reason, not an animation or simulator. In my opinion, I find the graphics to be fantastic for an indie game. Believe me, I've seen indie games out there with way~ worse graphics than this. I would compare these graphics to be equivalent to an HD remake of a PS2 game on the PS3 and Xbox360. Of course, I'm not just talking about the graphics, I enjoyed the game itself through my own experience.
What I didn't like about this game were how at times the cutscenes would drag on to the point where it confuses you on if you're able to control Linda again, or not.
I also encountered a few glitches. One had to do with the camera mechanics, another had to do with lag, and the last had to do with disappearing walls at one point.
For the camera mechanics, I would be clicking the button on taking it out and putting it away. At times, she wouldn't. And I wouldn't even click anything and she would put the camera away after taking it out.
For lagging, it would lag whenever a lot of action occurred and when I ascend staircases, or turn a corner of a hallway. Even when I would have the camera out and there's a lot of action occurring, I would move slightly over to where the enemy is and Linda would be aiming either all the way behind, on the ground, or up in outer space.
And for disappearing walls, it happened when I was in the Grand Hall. I just finished with the mirror puzzle and as I exited, the walls disappeared, confusing me on where I am. After making a full circle of the upper level, the walls reappeared.
The other negative thing I should point out is the voice acting. It does need work.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 11
Creepy survival horror game that will have you trying to figure out exactly what was going on the whole time, especially at the end. The atmosphere of the game is perfect, spooked me a bit while playing it the past few nights

Worth picking up when it's on sale for sure
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
Crimson Butterfly nostalgia
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 12
I cant start a new game wtf is this... i want my money back
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