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.
User reviews: Very Positive (495 reviews)
Release Date: May 15, 2014

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"Combining old school survival horror staples with Indonesian folklore for an experience that looks to be both nostalgic and fresh at the same time."
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August 21

Dreadout 1.6.0 released with Major Updates

Hello everyone, we are happy to announce that new updates are available for all DreadOut purchaser.



New updates include:

  • New 32 bits Windows platform support
  • New Linux/SteamOs universal support
  • New Mac Osx universal support
  • New Indonesian Voice over support
  • Additional costume update

Celebrating this major update, DreadOut is available on sale with 20% off valid until August 30th, 2014.

Thanks again for all of your support.

All the best
Digital Happiness

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June 19

DreadOut version 1.5.2 Released

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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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, 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

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    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, 512 MB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • 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
    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
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 10 GB available space
    • Sound Card: OSS Compatible
Helpful customer reviews
6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
The Game Where Taking Selfies Go Next Level
Fighting the Supernatural with nothing but your Smartphone and schoolgirl purity.
I love it
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
terrifying ghost
scary atmostphere
and ofcourse Female Main Character!!
so cool and scary colab
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
Great representation of what the horror genre needs to focus on. I feel like the genre has lost focus on real scare tactics. -cough- EVIL WITHIN -cough.


The only complaint that I have is that I'm impatiently waiting on act 2.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
I personally enjoyed this game, although it was short (Probably because it was only act 1). It had good aspects to it.
-The atmosphere was very creepy
-The sounds and music in this game make you feel uneasy
-The ghost in the upper right wing scared the ♥♥♥♥ outta me
-Feels like a mix of silent hill and fatal frame
The not so good stuff about it:
-Graphics are meh
-Story is also pretty meh (so far)
Final Rating: 9/10 would throw headphones again (Thanks Upper Right wing ghost)
Can't wait for part 2!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
Anyone who has played and enjoyed "old-school" survival horror, such as the Fatal Frame/Project Zero games or the first four installments of the Silent Hill series, will probably find something to like about this game. DreadOut borrows A LOT of elements from these two series, from the overall atmosphere of the enivronments to the use of a flashlight and an otherwise mundane, non-threatening object as a means of combat.

Graphically, it's good. It's not stupendous, but it's certainly not horrible either. They're about on par with what you would see in some the better PS2 games, and I mean that in a good way. The ghost designs are well done, especially the larger ones. They all look menacing and the fact that you have to photograph them to drive them off just makes them that much more unnerving. Unfortunately, some of them you may miss if you just press on through the game without doing some exploration outside of the school. The sound design is very well executed, from the ghost sounds to the overall ambience of the evironments. Since the game shrouds you in darkness and limits your field of vision when you do have your light on, sound is you're only indication of what is lurking around you before the visual cues appear. The music also enhances the atmosphere. There was one specific point in the game where the music was so eeire and off-putting that I was hesitant to press on any further. The voice acting is well done, at least the English is. I haven't played with Indonesian audio yet but I'd imagine the lip syncing may be better. The silent protagonist was also a good choice. It's better than listening to someone talk to themselves for the eniter length of the game. The overall design of the game shows that a lot of thought was put into making it interesting without it being too cliched. The design of the school seems mazelike and unless you're paying attention to the signs above the classroom doors, it's easy to feel somewhat lost and like you're walking in circles. The puzzles are inventive, requiring you to use the camera to inspect the environment to find the solution rather than just finding a key around. They puzzles remind me of the kind you would come across in the early days of Silent Hill.

Of course, there are a few gripes. Some of the texture look a little flat in spots. It's particularly noticable in the areas of the game that take place in the daytime. And if you don't take the time to really explore the environments, the game can seem rather short. There's a little replay value, if only to get the achievements, but not much. I was also somewhat irked by the fact that in the demo you could see the environment on the phone screen as you wandered around, even when you weren't in camera view. This isn't in the full game and it's a bit of a bummer. The phone screen is blank until you enter camera view. I know it's minor and it doesn't really affect gameplay, but I thought it was a nice touch and would have been worked into the mechanics somehow. For example: as you're looking around the environment you may notice something pass across the phone's screen that you don't see in normal view, prompting you to go into camera view for closer inspection. Like I said, nothing major. More a personal opinion.

All in all, it's a well executed game and fans of classic console-style survival horror will enjoy this. I just hope the next act will be released in a timely manner.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
During the Summer, I was trying out this game's demo and I was impressed so I decided to get it on Halloween and this is possably one of the best horror games I've ever heard of in my life. I love all the horror in the game and I cannot wait for Act 2 and The Free Roam DLC.
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
+ Scary
+ Atmosphere
+ Asian Ghost
+ Puzzle
+ Good Shock

+/- The "Irisphone" so bad -_-

- Mediocre graphics
- need range Short when you Shot the Ghost
- wait for Act 2

This game makes me turn my head to look around my room while playing
Semoga beruntung Dreadout Team
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 13
One of the best Horror games I have played in a verry long time. I cannot wait untill Act 2 is released.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 20
amazing atmosphere,
good game
good story
good visual
hope theres always have update for this game

more story > more ghost to be explore
like that :)
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
Main character has a nice ♥♥♥.
10/10
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
More annoying than anything, for all the praise it gets I was expecting a much better game but as usual it's an overhyped horror game.
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
13.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
it wont work i spent 10.99 and when it loads it freezes even if i get it and follow info
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3 of 9 people (33%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
Shut The F*ck Up.. All i need now is act 2
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2 of 7 people (29%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
Good Game
This Game Created in My Country "INDONESIAN" :D
I Love My Indonesian :D
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4 of 14 people (29%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
Great graphic and story line
so far so good...!!! Love Indonesian games XD
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4 of 14 people (29%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
Spoopy
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3 of 16 people (19%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
yeah
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30 of 39 people (77%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
+ Scary
+ Atmosphere
+ Clever 'Game over' sequence
+ 'Sidemissions'

+/- Story so far is very cliche

- Short
- Mediocre graphics
- Easy to get lost

[Rating: 78/100]
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28 of 40 people (70%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
In terms of graphics or production values, I actually thought DreadOut kind of hit the mark well - no game with AAA graphics has ever really managed to feel tense or unnerving - it's that realm where graphics are hard to recognize or drab in which you can really feel unsure even about walking down a simple dark hallway.

As it is, what puts me off of this game is the complication in figuring out what you're meant to do at times. Being lost and needing to explore is actually very favorable in my opinion - I HATE when a game becomes a simple matter of tracing objective markers. But for a long time, I was going several play sessions not figuring out what I needed to try next in the game, as after a certain point the entire school is available to you, with no hints as to where to go next.

A couple of recommendations for the developers that might be pretty simple ways of improving parts of the experience:
- When a ghost is first encountered, update the Ghostpedia right away. Also, provide a simple button prompt (ie, Tab, or the Y button) to go directly to that ghost's page. If someone's clueless as to the method of defeating it or strategies, that might give them some encouragment. (And after it's beaten, that's useless) To give players some breathing room, have the ghost start out with some "taunt" animation that takes several seconds in which the player can realize the cutscene's over, etc.

- When the player has reached some new area in which there's something they need before leaving, don't let them leave until they have it; for instance, lock them in the left wing of the school until they take the puzzle picture from the crumbled balcony (at this point, I started re-exploring the whole school not sure where to go). This could be accomplished several ways. A) A demonic wall appears behind them and vanishes after they have the item (not great, as players won't think to check the wall again) or B) Have a simple one-way gate like a longer drop, and a normal locked door to escape, from which they need to obtain a key from the same spot. (For instance, maybe after taking the picture, the cat could be holding a key)

- An alternative for my previous problem might be more focus on the Journal. I did follow the game's loading screen tips of looking at it when I didn't know what to do, but there were definitely points in which the top item (There is a locked cupboard, it could be useful) didn't take me anywhere useful, as I had only one guess where the key was, and no guess how to retrieve it. Maybe the top item could be highlighted, to show that that's what you should currently do as other objectives may not be available. For more detail, it could progress like this:
:: With that ghost out of the way, the left wing's second story can now be explored.
:: There are strange markings visible in the lobby from the second story.
:: There's something strange about this picture...

For a first game by a country that does not often do game development, it's a great effort. If you see this on sale under $5 and you enjoy horror games, I'd say go for it. But, currently it's not a lot to offer and can be kind of frustrating with its lack of player-information.

(I will try to remember to update this when the second act comes out)
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17 of 21 people (81%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
A survival horror game in which the protagonist, on a field trip that took a wrong turn in Mentalville, discovers an abandoned village and school with her classmates and increasingly ineffective teacher.

Cue classmate getting possessed, everyone getting locked into the abandoned school and separated, and you have your game story.

Effectively scary, but sadly, suffering from some performance issues and the like, there's still a fair bit about this game to like.

Enjoy!

Kouen & Lasharus rate this game 7.1 / 10

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