You are John T. Longy, a night-watchman at JUPITER, a secret base, set in an old, partially abandoned research facility in a remote countryside location. JUPITER is the main laboratory of the OLYMPUS GROUP.
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"First person puzzle-heavy adventure set to a rich sci-fi style. A suspenseful setting that is detailed and vibrant in a grotesque, organic sort of way."
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11 червня

Albedo Update - June 11th

Hi Everyone!

We've got another update for you. Check out the changelog below:

  • Bug fixes! Lot's of minor fixes.
  • Graphics update - Blur and darkness added to background for inventory icon.
  • Open / Close inventory
  • Help icons
  • Gamma settings

Thanks for playing! HF!

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6 травня

Albedo Update - May 6th

Albedo: Eyes from Outer Space has received a large update!

Please restart your client to start the update.

Changelog:

  • Right click: open inventory ( or get the selected item, if it's already open) also if the player aiming an interactive object.
  • Drag down gesture is now optional during the 'combine' state ( just a left or right click is now needed ).
  • Improved inventory timing: for example it will not open randomly during a fight sequence.
  • Simple splash image in pause menu that show main commands (left click: fire action, right click: inventory things )
  • Polish translation fixes.
  • Drinking beer will give HP.
  • Resolution option wheel will update the screen resolution only when player go back to main menu.

Thanks for playing, HF! :)

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“By the standards of many independent game titles, and most modern games for that matter, Albedo’s visuals are striking and extremely impressive.”
IndieGameMag

“Albedo: Eyes from Outer Space looks like something you'd get if you spliced together The Residents, BioShock and Myst, and it definitely stands out from the crowd.”
Destructoid

“Merge Games has just announced Albedo: Eyes from Outer Space, a first-person puzzle/first person shooter title set in a goofy sci-fi world.”
Polygon

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Inspired by 60s pulp sci-fi movies, Albedo: Eyes From Outer Space is a first-person adventure game. Working as a night-watchman at a partially abandoned, secret research facility, you are knocked unconscious by a nearby explosion. Waking in the complex’s basement you look up and see a gaping hole in the ceiling. Escaping the damaged building is only the start of your troubles and as you begin to explore the base you encounter strange, unearthly organisms. Is this all because of some sort of biological experiment gone wrong? You’ll need to fight for survival as you unravel the mysteries and solve the problems that lie ahead.



  • A 60’s sci-fi, b-movie inspired narrative, with plenty of mystery and suspense!
  • Stunning 3D environments and detailed objects to manipulate.
  • Realistic and atmospheric sound effects will envelop you in your surroundings.
  • Adventure-style gameplay featuring puzzle elements and incorporating first-person shoot’em-up action.
  • Twenty detailed rooms to explore; each full of mystery, strange visions and intricate puzzles to solve.
  • An advanced physics engine making object interaction extremely immersive. Pick up and use objects as you would expect to in reality.
  • Over 100 items to interact with.
  • Unique hint system using a device to ‘see into the future’ to help solve complex problems.
  • Multiple challenging mini-games and puzzles.
  • Unearth hidden areas, discover Easter eggs and unlock achievements.
  • Over 8 hours of challenging gameplay!


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Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP2 or higher
    • Processor: 1.80GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Video card with 512MB of VRAM, shadermodel 3.0
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 1100 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
    • Additional Notes: Mouse with scroll wheel
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 / 8.1
    • Processor: Quad core 2.4GHz or higher
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Video card with 1GB of VRAM, shadermodel 3.0
    • Hard Drive: 1100 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Mouse with scroll wheel and right mouse button
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OSX 10.7 Lion or higher
    • Processor: 1.80GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Video card with 512 MB of VRAM
    • Hard Drive: 1100 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Mouse with scroll wheel
    Recommended:
    • Processor: Quad core 2.4GHz or higher
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Video card with 1GB of VRAM, shadermodel 3.0
    • Hard Drive: 1100 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Mouse with scroll wheel and right mouse button
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14.0 год. зареєстровано
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Albedo – Eyes from Outer Space is essentially a first-person adventure game and I love it. It’s tricky too with the puzzles certainly giving your brain a workout, but lateral thinking will get you through and you’ll end up kicking yourself at the solution.

The 50s sci-fi graphics are spot on and the game oozes atmosphere. I encountered one or two minor ♥♥♥♥les but the game is in Early Access (out very soon I reckon) and the one-man team (yes, this game has been made by one guy!) is super fast with his updates.

I cannot recommend Albedo – Eyes from Outer Space highly enough, it rocks!
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11 з 11 людей (100%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
4.5 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 12 червня
So, it's pretty obvious how much of an influence Sierra and Lucas Art adventure games inspired this (infact, make sure to keep looking at the tentacles...). It clearly tries to be as notoriously difficult as those games, but in some ways that doesn't work in its favor. Often times though, it does. The puzzles can be pretty esoteric, but none worse than some of those games. The controls are clunky. Not "clunky at times" just flat out clunky. But, they get the job done.

I really do like this game. The asthetic is perfect, and while I don't like the controls, I like the general idea and most of its execution. I want more first person "infinite pockets, use every item on everything" adventure games, and I think this a great place to start from.

Story is good and simple like those games as well, fits the atmosphere entirely.

Honestly, if you think you might like it, you probably will.
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10 з 12 людей (83%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
6.5 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 20 травня
After over 5 hours of entertainment, I can proceed to write down my humble review.
What I liked:
- Puzzles are NOT too easy. Hurray!
- Well-crafted sci-fi graphics
- The detailed scenes full of ambience
- Uniqueness all-around.
- Frequent updates
What I didn't like:
- The controls for the inventory
- Some unpolished mechanics

To be honest these are merely silly details, the game is fun and challenging, nothing really holds you back from the full experience. Also, the publishers/developers are quite promising.

All in all, I find this to be a great game, and totally worth the money. It has something old fashioned (myst) but also something very new.

+1!
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6 з 6 людей (100%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
1.0 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 20 червня
I'm loving it. I wasn't sure what to think since it has so many negative reviews but I feel like most of their gripes didn't apply to me at all. I LOVE that it's not holding my hand and that you need to explore the environments to figure out the puzzles. And with the inventory system... it's not really bothering me since I'm using a controller. It feels like he was trying to make the interaction a bit more contextual which was maybe a turn off to a lot. Anyways, I definitely recommend this. It was a great little steal on the Summer Sale.

I put up a video review on my channel: https://youtu.be/BCtlr9LLoGE
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6 з 6 людей (100%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
15.7 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 18 липня
This is a really difficult game to recommend. If you take a gander at the negative reviews you will see the same sentiment echoed over and over "I wanted to like this game." And, I did want to actually like this game too, but there are some heavy flaws that get in the way of the experience. I think what it comes down to is that I am recommending this game because I think it was frustrating in the right ways more than the wrong. I will always appreciate a game that tries do something more or different and fails over one that suceeds at doing what every other game already did.

Albedo: Eyes from Outer Space is meant to be a first person adventure game. In that sense it has puzzles, action and storytelling all done in real time, first person. Think of it like a point and click (Walking Dead, Monkey Island, etc.) meets a rather nonviolent first person shooter. The meat of the game comes from solving puzzles to move on to the next area with small bits of action here and there. I play a lot of games in general, but as someone who plays both point and clicks, and puzzle games, these puzzles are arduous. I absolutely needed to use a guide to help me ge through the more demanding areas, even on easy mode. Difficulty is just a hard thing to measure. Games like Super Meat Boy. Hotline Miami, or IWBTG! make me think there is no such thing as too difficult, but I know that even those gems can turn off some players (I didn't dare waste more than 10 minutes on the opening level of IWBTG! before I moved on). But, if a developer makes a game too easy, players will get bored. So, while Albedo's puzzles can be incredibly hard, I think the solution aspect of the puzzles is fair and challenging. It's the execution that causes puzzles to be frustrating.

The inventory system, controls, and interface of the game are far from intuitive. As someone who uses a trackpad mostly, I can deal with a lot of wonky controls in games, but even Albedo made it unnecessarily difficult to do something simple like equip the right item for a solution I already knew. Some of the more classic point and clicks used to be frustrating because you would have multiple actions that could be attached to a large variety of items in your inventroy, making for a large number of combinations that could easily make progression nigh impossible. Thankfully, Albedo limits itself to a few per item and does not attach every action to each item. However, even with this saving grace, I still had struggle to combine item A with B many times.

Outside of mechanics, the game some great aesthetics. The style of the game is interesting and fits with the sci-fi feel. The aliens are wacky and the enviroments all look great and easy to tell apart. The ambient noises are a nice touch, and the soundtrack does well enough, but there might be a lack of theremin to help conjure up that 60s sci-fi b-movie vibe.

Overall, this is a really tough recommendation. The puzzles are challenging, clever and have some good variety (number sequences, multifaceted pipe arranging, picking locks etc.). However, the demanding puzzles come with the clunky controls that can get in the way. Those hoping for an even split between action and puzzles will find that there is more focus on puzzles than action sequences: they pop up more often, there is more variety, and they feel more rewarding.

This game is ultimately not the champion we needed to bridge the gap between first person shooters and point and click games, but I think it is still a game worth checking out. For those of you that want a film comparison, this is more Le Voyage Dans La Lune than 2001: A Space Odyssey. If you think you are up to the challenge, or are willing to swallow your pride and take just a quick peek at a guide, this is a strange and fascinating experience, and I hope to see more games like it.
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