Doorways: The Underworld is an immersive horror adventure, featuring a complex story and deep atmosphere.
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Release Date: Sep 17, 2014

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October 5

Doorways: Old Prototype - Now Available FOR FREE!

We introduce you “Doorways: Old Prototype”!

It’s the game we created before the official development of the Doorways saga, during the year 2011.

That’s it! We have been able to open the old project and make it available to publish on Steam for you. And the best of all: IT IS FREE!
Some screenshots:

This prototype, originally called ”Twisted”, at that time was created for the company NGD Studios, but then it was modified almost in every aspect to be developed as an indie game at Saibot Studios, and then become what we all know as “Doorways”.

The style of the game was very different to the ones from the final versions, it was focused in action and platforming, but always keeping the ambience and immersion as the main feature.

Hope you like it :)

The team at Saibot Studios

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September 6

Exclusive material of Doorways coming this month!

Hello everybody!

Hope you've been doing great lately.

August was an important month for Doorways with the launch of the final chapter, but September is also going to be great and full of surprises!

That's right! We're going to release a lot of exclusive and inedit material from all the saga, starting tomorrow (Wednesday)!

Here's a little preview (concept art from Doorways: Holy Mountains of Flesh made by artist and illustrator Victor Ahmed):

Cheers everybody and thanks once again for all your support!

The team at Saibot Studios

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About This Game

Doorways: The Underworld is a first person horror adventure, featuring a complex story and deep atmosphere. It will challenge you with its fast-paced gameplay and breathtaking visuals and sounds, so prepare to immerse yourself in a terrifying psychological experience.

The Underworld is the third chapter of Doorways. It is not necessary to have the first chapters in order to play this game. But we recommend to do so for a better understand of the story.

You're playing as Thomas Foster, a special agent who must track a missing psychopath. Who is she? What is this place and how did you get here?

These are just some of the questions that you must answer during your journey...

Key Features

  • Horrifying exploration adventure with an immersive atmosphere
  • Ingenious puzzles as well as challenges that put your reflexes at test
  • Inspired voice acting by Sam A. Mowry (the voice of Alexander in Amnesia: The Dark Descent)
  • Replayability through many secret places
  • Full Controller support
  • Native Oculus Rift support


Doorways is an episodic game, it's divided in three parts and they can be played separately:

Doorways: Prelude (Chapter 1 & 2):
Doorways: The Underworld (Chapter 3):
Doorways: Holy Mountains of Flesh (Chapter 4):

Achievements do not work on Linux

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor: Dual core CPU @ 2GHz (Pentium D or better)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA 6800, ATI 1950
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: 100% DirectX 9.0c compatible Audio Device
    • Additional Notes: Keyboard and mouse or Gamepad
    • Processor: 2.9GHz Intel Core i7
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000 512mb
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Keyboard and mouse or Gamepad
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-2310 CPU @ 2.90GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 440
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: 100% DirectX 9.0c compatible Audio Device
    • Additional Notes: Keyboard and mouse or Gamepad
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 29
Start at the Mining Area
Then Hospital
Then Maze
Horro Game Rate 7/10
Game Rate 8/10
Graphics 7.5/10
Enjoy Rate 6/10
Good Horror Game
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
Product received for free
For the price it is an OK game. This would be one of those games it would be nice to be able to give a neutral review to. Honestly though it seemed alot less intense then the first game. The first half hour or so is just wandering around a maze like cavern.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
Product received for free
Ok so I got this game for free from Freedom! They said to leave a review and a video here, so I guess this is low budget game but from the time I played it, it is pretty good, atmosphere is creepy with lights moving and going out when monster is nearby and for this time of game graphics are not bad. But I realy dislike the item thing, it should be so when you come to the thing that your item is needed for it would automatically be used with one click or something, anyway I would rate it 7/10. Anyway heres the video:
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39 of 56 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 2, 2015
I haven't played other parts, so I have no sentimental feelings nor knowledge about the series.
Doorways: The Underworld is one of the most boring, repetitive and dull games I've approached. It's far from being scary, monsters are walking on set paths (sometimes they magically teleport and reappear - I guess it was developer's only idea how to scare a player). Overall, I had this feeling that I've already played this game and that I was doing my second walkthrough. Nothing could surprise me, mazes were simple, puzzles were... wait, what puzzles? Even the voiceacting was irritating for me, but that's of second importance.
At least I got this game for free, otherwise it would be a waste of money. I can't believe they demand 8,99eu for it.
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20 of 23 people (87%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2014
Direct continuation of the previous chapters, The Underworld is basically what they cut down from the original release to sell separately, causing some uproar in the userbase. Anyway, as a stand-alone it's clearly much longer and fleshed out than the first two chapters. This one alone takes roughly 2-3 hours to clear. Where the first two chapters had a gothic/medieval feel to them, this one is more like a modern horror tale, with a crazy doctor and twisted abominations included. Nothing that out of the ordinary, just a compendium of classic western horror approaches. Gone are the Lovecraftian touches.

On the graphics side, things remain as good as the original but performance took a huge nose dive. Unity Engine is clearly not well-documented or its lighting sources are just massive resource hogs compared to, say, Unreal Engine games. Even in the lowest settings you are still bound to get some FPS dips.

A little annoying "feature" or bug is that even if you do pause the game, the game isn't paused at all and you are at the mercy of the monsters that roam within, which doesn't help because the pace is all over the place: you have very few moments of tranquility compared to the original release and you get to suffer an extremely boring sewer section that's extremely repetitive.

The most interesting mechanic is unfortunately introduced towards the end: a flashback that shows you things from the past but will eventually lead to the climax of the game, one final "battle" that's extremely well done in its tension/frenzy but that, sadly, doesn't lead to anything. The game just ends, not even a final speech. Simply because this is chapter 3 and we are still missing a fourth. There is a spoiler-free FAQ in the community section so at least scaredy cats can now some of what's coming but not all, heh.

It's a shame, the game is a glimpse of something that could've been so much more but a lot of constraints and situations affected the final result. STILL, it's worth giving a shot.
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30 of 41 people (73%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 1, 2015
Personal Rating: Ragequit
Classic Rating: ★★✬☆☆

This is the third Doorways Chapter about another sociopath, Katharina (Doctor).
The game is pretty much a copy-paste of the first one (Chapter 1 & 2) about several aspects: gameplay, graphic/visual effects and mechanics.

Even if I enjoyed and still enjoy the series so far, I can't recommend "The Underworld". As I said in my review for the beginning of the series, these games are not properly optimized and this time I had to play at a maximum 13FPS, which is not feasible, especially in the last part (maze with map) where you have to be fast - which is also the part where I ragequit.

I also found myself stuck a couple of time while trying to activate a lever and run out of the gate.. game was not accepting any input, so I had to shut it down and restart; hopefully the "map section" has a saving feature of its own, different from the one in entire game, so I had to explore the maze once again but my progress was not completely lost.

What else to add? I honestly preferred bosses in the previous chapters, rather than running from ghosts chasing you all the time; felt like a downgrade, not an improvement.
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27 of 36 people (75%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 20, 2014
Doorways: The Underworld was absolutely incredible. Compare to Chapter 1 & 2, Chapter 3 was longer, chasers were more thoughtful, puzzles were harder, ambiance was deeper and more terrifying and control mechanics were absolutely amazing (That Flashback was just whow and sometimes really scary!).

Only thing what was negative for me was that chasers such as The Wheeler and others. When they were still attacking you - After a while it stoped being scary - It would be much interesting if they would have more random abilities... Other than that - THUMBS UP!

Rating 11/10

My whole playlist of this amazing game:
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 25, 2015
very good horror game, Nice athmosphere. Not too many scares. Monsters were well made, but some of them wasn't scary anymore becouse they hanged out for too long and came in totally predictable places. Maze near the ending were very frustrating.
I really liked this game series
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16 of 20 people (80%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 8, 2014
I’ve played the previous two chapters of the Doorways series and they were good, but not great. This third chapter boasts a higher budget and a better understanding of horror making this the best chapter to date.

For a budget horror game, this isn’t bad at all. I was genuinely scared while playing it!
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 2, 2015
One of the most boring and annoying games I've played! In the first one there was really great atmosphere Amnesia style and dark but beautiful leels, here we got mazes of the same textures. Level architecture? Neverheard about it. Only the Hospital level looks ok (or maybe it's just shorter).
As for the puzzles - here is how it works:
"Here is the the puzzle. Like it? Good, cause we got an other same one, but a bit harder. Now go to the next part of the level (that looks compleetly the same as the previous), and do some more of the same puzzles (now they're harder). Want some more of this cool puzzle? No? Want something different? Well, we don't give a f@#$, just go on with the same stuff over and over again!"
First game that I finished just for the achievements. But it's not worth it.
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SonicBomber (Youtube Channel)
0.7 hrs
Posted: October 21
An intense horror game with immersive athmosphire:
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Brock Lesnar
0.6 hrs
Posted: October 12
Scared the crap out of my 8.5/10
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5.9 hrs
Posted: October 11
The game was pretty good till it got to the mazes at what I assume was the end and then it requires luck and timing and I just quit save yourself the time and play a different game.

Other than the mazes they do recycle the same tasks over and over they just add more tasks to make it "harder" They really took me out of the game and took the fear out of it for me.
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Bumpy Chungus
4.7 hrs
Posted: October 5
A solid followup to the first two chapters, going for a more conventional Amnesia-style monster-avoider rather than the exploration-and-traps of the first game. Still does a great job with atmosphere, and has a fantastic soundtrack that really reminded me of Doom 64's, and the last monster has a really clever mechanic to it.

Playing this alongside both Prelude and Holy Mountains of Flesh is recommended as it picks up where the prior lets off, and ends pretty non-conclusively to lead right into the latter.
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Awesome Enterprises
0.3 hrs
Posted: October 4
The voice acting and graphics are decent. I just didn't find it very fun to wander around looking for keys and clues.
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Dig, Larry, dig!
4.3 hrs
Posted: September 22
The entire 'Doorways' series should be at the top of the list for ALL serious horror/adventure enthusiasts. The gameplay, graphics, atmosphere and story make the saga one of the best PC gaming experiences currently available. I never thought I'd be impressed again after finishing Outlast, but Doorways delivered in a big way, and now I'm waiting for the next 'aha!' gaming moment to come along.... these games won't be easy to top. Also, prior to playing the Doorways series, I always felt it was 'wrong' or somehow a 'copout' to have to rely on hints or walkthroughs in any way. The dynamic problems one must solve to complete Doorways gave me a different perspective on this; even if you need help with some of the tougher puzzles, once you solve them they certainly seem more than fair, and getting a bit of help didn't make me feel one bit like I hadn't played a rewarding or challenging game. Seriously, check out all three, as they're each masterpieces in their own right.
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1.9 hrs
Posted: September 5
This is an incredibly action-packed horror game. You'll find yourself running and hiding from a good variety of evil creatures. The graphics are impressive, gameplay enjoyable, and difficulty just right. There also are some very unique mechanics this game incorporates. Definitely something worth playing.
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