A minimal point and click adventure, designed to take the player on a short but memorable journey.
User reviews: Mostly Negative (300 reviews) - 28% of the 300 user reviews for this game are positive.
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
    • Storage: 150 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10.6 (Snow Leopard) and Above
    • Processor: Dual Core at 2Ghz and above
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Storage: 150 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu, Debian
    • Processor: Dual Core at 2Ghz and above
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Storage: 150 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
22 of 25 people (88%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 28, 2015
I got the game on sale for 50% off, so around $4. I had seen it a while back and it looked interesting. Sadly, I think the trailer I originally saw was the most interesting part of the game. It really feels like someone's school art piece being used as a background while you view and experience it by just walking through it.

Pros:
Nice aesthetic
Nice atmosphere
Cool music

Cons:
Short. I beat it in 37 minutes, which includes me stopping to chat with friends periodically
All you do is walk. I expected a point-and-click where you find items and solve puzzles with some backtracking
Not obvious that you can rest in the pod, so I got stuck pretty quickly
Expensive for the length of the game. I got it 50% off and feel like I paid too much
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12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 10
The one sentence description of the game by the dev is accurate. Minimal and short but I did find it memorable with some good music to liven up the slow gait of your astronaut avatar.

At a steep discount I recommend it to adventure and pixel art enthusiasts that don't mind the brevity or the abstract nature of the storytelling... which is just fine by me.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 17, 2015
I thought I might really enjoy this game. I was hoping it would be a hidden gem. I wanted to give it a chance but the slow movement speed was just too excruciating to play it for any longer than 10 minutes.

What you can expect: move a character SLOWLY through a series of animated backgrounds...

The least they could have done is had a menu screen with a few options or some explaination of how to play the game. Also, since there's no menu screen whatsoever you have to Ctrl-Alt-Delete to close the game as far as I could figure out...

A pet peeve of mine with point-and-clickers is when the cursor does not change at all when you mouse over something you can interact with, making the interactive object hidden in what can only be described as a way to punish the player.

Plenty of areas that are only good for wasting your time as your character moves slowly from one side of the screen to the other. Well, almost, from one side to the other... Your character stops halfway to the side of the screen before leaving the area, requiring you to click once more on the side of the screen to make him leave the area.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 1, 2015
This game is visually stunning. The environmental storytelling is lovely. However, the slow pace it clearly voluntarily sets is a bit too slow, especially since progression relies entirely on exploration and re-exploration of a limited number of screens. The things I liked about this game were not enough to make me really enjoy it. For a game where the sole mechanic is exploration, there was very little variety to be found in exploring.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 31
★☆☆☆☆

The birth of a new genre: Pointless & Click.
It's not a game. It is an "exercise".
We need to find a better hobby for Mr.Moorhead FAST...
... it's too late: A "murder" already happened.

★☆☆☆☆
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