A minimal point and click adventure, designed to take the player on a short but memorable journey.
User reviews: Mostly Negative (269 reviews)
Release Date: May 20, 2014

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Reviews

“Like an adventure game lens into Stanley Kubrick's mind.”
Cara Ellison, Rock Paper Shotgun

“Stranded speaks with footsteps and heavy breaths; the verbs of mortality and journeys.”
Chris Priestman, Kill Screen

About This Game

You wake from cryostasis to find your ship lying crippled on an uncharted planet; shards of platinum-iridium alloy puncture the shimmering alien sand, the wind passes quietly over dead hydrocolliders. It isn't known how long the ruined vessel has sat here, or even what caused the crash, but one thing is clear: Time is rapidly running out.

Stranded is a minimalist adventure game that foregoes dialogue and puzzles to focus on atmosphere, mystery, and exploration; it is both a love letter to classic point & click adventures, and an experiment with the fundamentals of the genre.

Assume the role of the astronaut, and explore the mysterious, sun-blasted wasteland to uncover something... anything, that might lead to your survival

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP and Above
    • Processor: Dual Core at 2Ghz and above
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 8.0
    • Hard Drive: 150 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10.6 (Snow Leopard) and Above
    • Processor: Dual Core at 2Ghz and above
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 150 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu, Debian
    • Processor: Dual Core at 2Ghz and above
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 150 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
26 of 29 people (90%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 6
Rating: ★★☆☆☆

Space walking/clicking Simulator, not much else to say.

Background electronic music is not that bad, but gameplay is painful - slow movements and repeated clicks make it boring.
About its graphical retro style, I liked it but all you get is pretty much what is shown in the Store's page screenshots.

Game is really short too, don't feel like recommending it at full price, maybe a 90% OFF discount if you're really "in" for space games. Luckily, I got it for free.
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21 of 23 people (91%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 6
Don't let the fairly competent pixel art deceive you. That's pretty much all there is to Stranded. No real substance here, you basically just walk around (slowly and unskippably) throughout the same few rooms, triggering events until you finally reach the ending. Then you are done.

It's more of a demo or proof of concept than a game.

Hopefully their next work, Murder, will have some actual gameplay, as the art is quite decent for a small indie dev.
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18 of 20 people (90%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 12
I only got this because it was in a bundle. You just need to watch it on Youtube to know it is a walking simulator in the most strict sense. You only walk, look at minimalistic art and listen to some retro tunes, but you do not do anything but struggle to make your character walk, two clicks at a time. This "game" is like a tech demo for an interesting concept that was abandoned and never finished.
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19 of 22 people (86%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
Click to watch someone walk very slowly to the next area. Click again because the protagonist just forgot to continue walking. Repeat for 30 minutes. The end.

If gorgeous pixel art and decent electronic music makes that worth $7.99, you should go ahead and buy this. Otherwise you are going to feel ripped off.
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18 of 21 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 29
No replay value. Some nice pixel art and a nice retro feeling to it and then ....... nothing. The game leaves you stranded.
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