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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Release Date: Apr 10, 2015
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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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May 6

Albedo Update - May 6th

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

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  • 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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April 17

FREE DLC! Albedo: Eyes From Outer Space now includes a free soundtrack.

The Albedo: Eyes From Outer Space Soundtrack includes 8 atmospheric tracks from Massimiliano "Max" di Fraia.

Contents from this pack can be found in your Steam game directory under Soundtrack.

Tracks include:

Track 1 - Menu
Track 2 - Intro Part 1
Track 3 - Intro Part 2
Track 4 - Drama 1
Track 5 - Drama 2
Track 6 - Drama 3
Track 7 - Drama 4
Track 8 - End

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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.”

“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.”

“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.”

About This Game

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!

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
Helpful customer reviews
3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 23
A good game !
Thx guys for adding trading cards and a free soundtrack DLC :)
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
14.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 16
Early Access Review
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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12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 15, 2014
Early Access Review
Albedo is a great sci-fi thriller puzzle game. The atmosphere and art style are pleasantly grimey and dark. The levels are interesting and enjoyable to explore. The puzzles have many layers and require a fair amount of thought and exploration to solve. The User Interface is unique and pleasing to the eye in most cases, although it can be a bit clunky at times. The Early Acess levels focus more on puzzles than combat. However, the Work In Progress levels include gun=play which is overall smooth and enjoyable. It may be Early Access, but it is well produced and polished. The Early Access levels are worth the full price in my opinion. I can't wait to see what's next!
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11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 14
Early Access Review
In my short time playing this, thought i'd write a review of sorts. Albedo: Eyes from Outer Space is one of the coolest and challenging 1st person games around. Outstanding graphics, sounds, and atmosphere. A homage to the classic sci-fi movies of old is an understatement. More of a realtime FP game in the style of the great text adventure based games of the late 70's early 80's. The Lurking Horror kinda rings a bell. Game mechanics that seem to be complex but do not, if you think with common sense.

I killed a giant eyed squid monster using a rat, vending machine and some candy. The order in which you do it, is up to you to figure out. That thing constantly bashing at the door until it finally broke through, i had to end it's miserable life. Onto the next room. A fire raging in some dreary, plumbers nightmare hallway. A fire was raging in the hallway probably caused from the monster thrashing about as it smelled my presence. Who am i in this game? A creature, a mortal, a robot? I don't know yet.

A leaking hose i spotted nearby a sink on the floor. Turned on the water, picked up the hose and put the flames out. Success. I filled a bucket with water and the water actually filled the bucket. Found a putrid melon sized eyeball amongst the waste. Dumped the water out and set the bucket down near a wall, took a few steps back and threw the eye into it. 2 points. Thought to myself "hey, i'll try for a 3pointer. Went a bit further back and away the eye went. Probably the most fun that eye ever seen. It bounced off the wall just right and into the bucket. Achievement unlocked. That was just the first 10 minutes of the game. It'll be a long journey, i have no idea what to expect.

It's details like that that set this game FAR apart most other FPS on the market. Very highly recommended. 10/10 would squash another one-eyed monstosity with a vending machine again
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 10
Early Access Review
First, Let me preface this by saying that this game is made by ONE person...Fabrizio Zagaglia. What this man has accomplished by himself is remarkable.

Albedo: Eyes from Outer Space is a first person action puzzle sci-fi game. Where you play a man trying to escape a lab during what seems to be an alien invasion.

This game is just gorgeous looking. I've only played a few hours so far but according to the most recent update you can play through the full game now.

You move back and forth through a beautifully designed world picking up items, solving puzzles, and occasionally killing some giant eyeballed aliens!

Albedo is a well designed, fun experience. The music direction is great you always feel tense, never knowing when an alien may decide to ruin your escape. The puzzles are challenging and executed well.

My only gripe with Albedo may be the awkward control scheme. I found myself dropping items accidentally. A minor annoyance more then anything.

It's the best sci-fi atmosphere in a first person game, maybe, ever. It has a feel of 'Mars Attacks meets Half-Life'. This could be a point and click adventure and I'd enjoy the hell out of just the environments.

Currently in Early Access for $14.99 on steam. Don't miss this one.

If you'd Like to see my first hour or so it can be found here - (may still be uploading at time of review.)

For more reviews and my bi-weekly podcast where I talk about new releases, updates and upcoming Early Access and Indie games check out my website
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 19
This is a point and click puzzle game. With science fiction thrown into the mix.

Like in my original review. I praised this game for it's puzzle mechanics. And i still do. You will have to put on your critical thinking cap to get through most of these puzzles. Some are easy. But some are harder, and in most cases requires certain items. The game is still glitchy and buggy in most parts and hopefully that will get patched up. But overall the game is very much playable and enjoyable.

The only two negatives i could say about this game is the voice acting. Not really good for the main character. The VA feels out of place, louder than the environment itself in some areas. Plus if this is a science fiction game, at least give the character a gritty feel to it. Not some B movie voice acting monologue like what we see on the SyFy channel.

Another problem is the crazy 'looking' senstivity. You can't really adjust it sadly. So if you get sick from the constant fast pace looking around and such. I highly suggest not playing this game till they patch it up.

I still recommend this game for it's challenging puzzles and intresting story.
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 2
Early Access Review
A weird little puzzle based game that reminds me of X-Files and some of those older semi-creepy scifi shows. I'm not normally a fan of puzzle games but the scenes are full of ambience and weird little details that kept me interested in exploring.

From the video I thought it was a mix of fps with puzzle elements but it is most definitely a puzzle gamer primarily in the vein of Myst/Riven .

+ Excellent weird creepy scifi atmosphere and details
+ Puzzles are a good balance to keep you looking around without being unbearable click fests to find the right pixel
+ Lots of details in the scenes and different objects and environment to interact with

If you like puzzles and/or unique creepy scifi settings, definitely this is worth checking out. After I got tired of the puzzles (just not my genre nothing wrong with the game), I went and watched some Let's Play videos because I liked the setting.
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22 of 37 people (59%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 8, 2014
Early Access Review
First Impressions:

Let me preface this by saying that I haven't spent a lot of time with the game, which is retrospect is exactly what the game expects you to do. What little I did play, I didn't really enjoy and often found myself frustrated. Without any sort of tutorial to guide me, I found myself stuck in the very first room for about twenty minutes just messing around with the various objects. Based on the trailers, I expected a FPS sci-fi game with an emphasis on the "S"...instead I discovered this game to be extremely puzzle heavy.

It's not that I don't enjoy puzzles, but the help system (TAB key) is absolutely useless. "I need to repair the door"...way to state the obvious! I longed for an escalating help system as featured in BTTF:TG that gave me the answers after so many hint requests. What's the point of having a difficulty setting if your puzzles are going to be that demanding regardless? That's not to say it won't be fun for some who have the time to devote to solving these puzzles, but it is clearly not for me (at least, at present).

I'm giving it a positive recommend because the setting and ambiance is indeed fairly good, but I would like to see options / mechanics to help out new/casual players who don't want to spend hours trying to solve complex puzzles. "Deadfall Adventures" incorporated multiple difficulty levels for the puzzles alone, for example. I grabbed this for cheap during a Bundle Stars sale (10 games for $4) so I'm not too miffed that I didn't enjoy this title. Since the game is Early Access, I reserve the right to change my opinion as development continues.

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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 23
Early Access Review
Now that's an intriguing game, I have never seen anything like that before - and so far it seems pretty well done and has a lot of potential!

I'll start the review with a few bad points (because there aren't many at all):
*I found the interface VERY uncomfortable. Played the game for almost 5 hours and I feel I still didn't get used to it, as even 5 hours and a couple of levels into the game I found myself still confused and not getting to the action I meant to do rigt away. I guess they tried to do something more intuitive that would fit the game's style but I really found the whole interactions and inventory business confusing.
*Story is almost non-existant. Perhaps in the full game? I sure so hope so..
*Another thing which doesn't really concern the game itself, but nore about wrong advertisement - the game seems like an 'action-adventure' type, with combats and killings etc... But I've barely encountered action sequences in the game itself. It's mostly just puzzles. Again, maybe in the finished game?

Anyway, even with these minor problems, and some more which you could expect from an unfinished product, this game is truly a gem. It's basically just a bunch of puzzles, but unlike many modern adventure games (or video games in general), it doesn't take the players as stupid fellas.
This game is pretty tough and challanging, but not in a terrible way, not in the "oh ♥♥♥♥ I'd have never figured that out!" way, but in a satisfying way. You have to truly pay attention to your surrounding, be sharp and creative, and if you manage to solve a riddle on your own it's usually very satisfying!
The other technical aspects of the game are also great, the horror setting is very bizzare, creepy and fills you with uneasiness.

Personally I quit the game for now, as it got too complicated for me, even on the easy level.
I still think the game is great, though, and am looking forward for the full product - hopefully more polished, wiith some more story, more hints and perhaps a walkthrough for the tough sections!
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 15
Early Access Review
I like it so far. Kind of a first person point-and-click with some very challenging puzzles.
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16 of 29 people (55%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
12.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2014
Early Access Review
Nice atmosphere great music!! the design is fantastic! seems to be in an old science fiction movie. Now excuse, I go back to Play XD
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
11.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 8
Early Access Review
Great game with frequent updates, soon to be out of early access.

The 1950s science fiction atmosphere in this game is something unique.

Might be a bit short but it is very detailed and well made.

Definitely recommended.
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 12, 2014
Early Access Review
I didn't see too much from this game yet, just like Angry Bob below me, I managed to reach to the 3rd room and I totally stucked there. What i shall say is this is the most beautiful partially puzzle game I ever seen, beautiful environment, nice details everywhere, awsome atmosphere (oculus rift support would be epic in this game) the physics are okey what I saw, the interaction with the environment is also good, sound effects? Gorgeous. The tools ingame are very original.
The devs are communicatives.
I can also say that the game is well optimized. I run the game with lower specs PC (3gb memory ram, 750 mb videocard ) than the recommended system requirements, and I run it on max quality, and it runs smoothly (of course my cooler suffers a little bit :P)
Okey, i've met with some bugs but is totally okey for EA game.
So yes! I totally recommend this game. I don't understand why isn't this game so popular amongst the gamers.
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 18
Early Access Review
Nice 50s sci-fi vibe, funny humor and very Interesting approach to puzzles.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 12
Early Access Review
This game is awesome. It's so challenging that I don't think I'll ever get bored with it and the whole 60's sci-fy theme is unique and reminds me of the fallout series :)
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5 of 10 people (50%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 5
Early Access Review
I give up. I wanted to like it, but too much of the gameplay is just you fighting against the game's crappy controls. Not fun.
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65 of 83 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 23, 2014
Early Access Review
It's just another boring night on the job for John T. Langley, nightwatch at the space station JUPITER, and the only solace from this monotonous position as a lowly guard amongst the important scientists working on god only knows what kind of experiment is yet another drinking binge. Who can blame him really? With the mundane day-in and day-out occupation of sitting and watching, wondering what exciting experiments your peers at the base could be conducting, left only to guess what the strange sounds behind doors late on the night shift really are.

The last scientist leaves for the night, wishing you a goodnight and marking the start of he most boring, lonely part of your job. You get up to stretch your legs shocked only to find the ground beneath you suddenly crack apart and swallow you into the depths of the unknown recesses of this diabolical research facility amongst its many secrets.

Developer Fabrizio Zagaglia sets out to create a new kind of first person experience, shedding the current trend of bland military shooters and free to play models in favor of a rich 60's sci-fi style and a unique approach to adventure game story telling. When asking Fabrizio what brought about his decision to go with this unique setting and its retro flavor he replied, "The main goal was to make something with this kind of mood, maybe a bit naive, simplistic and ingenuous... but full of mystery, astonishment... amazement that I can find only in old sci-fi operas, rather than make an explicit rip off of 60s sci-fi series. Nowadays it's all too serious, realistic, evil... cold..."

"I aimed to avoid the current mainstream typical features. Take for example the flatness of games like COD... or the F2P and socialgames drifts etc. Of course, still there are good things, and still exists interesting "new" or derivative genres ( sandbox, narrative and art games and so on)... but overall I feel a lack of "something" that I can find instead in 90s games... something similar to what I can find in 60s scifi series and can't find in the newest ones."

Albedo isn't just a first person action game as it may seem at first glance, it's clearly a thinking person's adventure that sets out to wrack your brain on tough and puzzling situations in order to make your daring escape from each obstacle-ridden area. The starting room alone had me guessing for awhile, combing through the locked and wasted sci-fi storage room for pieces of the trial-and-error puzzle I had to put together in order to trick and trap the oncoming and unseen terror from beyond the locked door before me. I was reminded of a much tenser, trippier and sci-fi oriented Myst, and that's a very good thing.

Albedo: The Eyes from Outer Space is a sci-fi geeks dream come true, a wonderful combination of adventure game situations and logic solving from the perspective of a first person shooter. All with just a touch of retro-inspired action and brawls with strange alien creatures that evoke the same kind of love I have for monster designs of classic series like Doom.

Each of the different rooms of the sprawling space complex acts as a tough situation of trial and error puzzle solving, forcing you to use the surroundings to your advantage scavenging pieces of useful material to combine with parts of the environment and further reveal the path ahead. These are extremely small details usually and will require every bit of your unbridled attention to even find. You'll be forced to keep your eyes peeled for the tiniest of details from grabbing a paperclip off of a seemingly unimportant stack of papers to recycle as a lock-pick to finding secret notes slipped under locked doors with mysterious passwords. It's beyond easy to gloss over the most obvious clues, but ultimately they feel very rewarding when discovered.

Although the logic and puzzle solving are tough as nails and may even leave you feeling as if at a dead end sometimes, there is always hope thanks to the strange and terrestrial Temporal Dilation Tool, which seems to show some sort of an alternate world where problems are fixed and solutions are highlighted.

The settings are detailed and vibrant in a grotesque organic sort of way, with each living membrane that plasters the wall gleaming with vivid texture and giving off strange phosphorescent lights of warm and strangely comforting natural hues. The lab itself and the tools around you, including the aforementioned Temporal Dilation Tool give a very retro/future feeling to your surroundings with the tinted green and static-y glow of the hologram and rustic qualities to metal surfaces.

One thing is certain when stepping through the deteriorating halls of JUPITER; a lot of care, love, and devotion to the genre went into creating this intense set-piece.

Even in its early access state of ongoing updates it's hard to find faults with Albedo: The Eyes from Outer Space, especially with the small amount of people involved with its development considered. With an exciting cliffhanger ending and more content on the horizon there's really no bad time to get involved with the game and watch the adventure of John T. Langley continue to spiral into something even more insane.
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38 of 49 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 5, 2014
Early Access Review

This game is AWESOME!

But, Mr. Paper! Isn't this game still in early access??

To answer your question is a simple 'yes', but there are so many reasons to consider a purchase. For one big thing, the game had started development in 2002, and has been in development ever since. The developer deserves at least SOMETHING after a ~12 year development period!

Let me go ahead and begin with the pros:

  • Graphics are certainly unique. Tinted a slight tan, providing a very eerie mood.
  • Great environmental interaction! (seriously, I'm not joking)
  • The little things: small puzzles, such as picking locks, are ideas I've never seen before.
  • Demons that make your blood run cold, yet at the same time, give you a hearty chuckle. Not in the bad way! In the way that makes you think This really fits in with the game's theme, does it not!

Although, it is told that when there is a positive, there exists a negative.

  • Certain models could be upped in their graphics more.
  • Some areas can be dark at times.
  • Not so much a tutorial. It does say things like This button does that! and That button does this! But it doesn't help you out much in solving the first puzzle. It provides hints, but sometimes, you will get stuck. EXTREME PROTIP: PUNCH TAB TO LIGHT UP EVERYTHING YOU CAN INTERACT WITH FOR A SECOND!
  • Speaking of puzzles, they can be demanding sometimes. Please take the time to acknowledge what I said before: When I say Great environmental interaction! I am really, really not joking. But don't worry! Once you get the hang of what to do in the first few puzzles, you'll get the hang of it!

Alriiight, so let's get down to dumming this all down.

Supporting the developer can really come in handy right now, due to the extremely unpopular state this game doesn't seem to be moving out of as of current.

All and all, this is recommended by me... If you want to support the developer! If you buy it now, you may not receive all that you were hoping for just now, but if the game has been in development for roughly 12 years already, I don't think the developer will be backing down anytime soon.

Oh yeah! A note to the developer:


As far as I can tell, if the game continues development at it's pace, it will become one of two things:

  • A highly popular game on Steam.
  • A VERY highly underrated game on Steam!

Right now, a solid 8/10. This game has an extremely high potential!
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38 of 51 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
16.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 3, 2014
Early Access Review
The feeling is real, Its easy to get use to the controls, the puzzles are intuitive, the save game is without checkpoints and its a good thing. The object options changes to attacking when facing a monster. The fighting is intense !
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20 of 27 people (74%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 5, 2014
Early Access Review
This game had me at the trailer. I love the feeling, the aesthetic, the atmosphere. All of it just culminates into this wonderfully weird game that I absolutely love. The puzzle design so far is quite good, and the controls are what I expected them to be; a little wonky, but in a good way. It helps the immersion, so I'm not gonna dock it for that. Really the only thing I'm seeing is the optimization is terrible, but that's to be expected in an early access title.

So far, this game gets a great big thumb's up from me. It's a fantastically strange puzzle/horror/comedy game that really scratches the itch for... strange puzzle/horror/comedy games...
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