Stranded at an abandoned Antarctic research base with no hope of rescue, you must battle a deadly blizzard in a desperate fight to find your way home.
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Very Positive (41 reviews) - 95% of the 41 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (264 reviews) - 90% of the 264 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 2, 2016

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April 24

Post-Launch Round-Up

A lot has happened in the world of Near Death since its launch, and we wanted to put all of the updates and improvements in one place to make it easy to see everything that’s changed. Here’s a list of everything that’s changed since the game came out:

  • The game has been translated into French, German, Hungarian, Spanish, and Russian.
  • Trading cards were added for your collecting enjoyment.
  • A number of visual effects were added to the game to give it an all new feel. You can find out more about those here.
  • Added two new difficulty levels, along with achievements for them. Try the game on Hard or Condition 1 if you want a true challenge.
  • Added an FOV slider to help those who suffer from motion sickness.
  • Patched in a huge number of bug fixes and performance improvements.

Many thanks to everyone who’s played the game, loved it, and spread the word. See you in Sutro Station!

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April 3

Near Death 1.07: ¡Ya disponible en español!

Near Death is now available in Spanish! Version 1.07 also brings a few bug fixes and enhancements:

  • Near Death is now available in Spanish!
  • Updated physics settings on the long range antenna to help prevent it tunneling and getting into bad states.
  • Keypad buttons are now detected for equippable items, which allows players with AZERTY keyboards to equip the flashlight, portable heater, and other tools.

Thanks, as always, to everyone who has played or told a friend!

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Reviews

“It's a cleverly-built survival game without stats, narrowly focused on surviving the worst weather on planet Earth.”
Kotaku

“It’s a tense, lean, and tightly paced exercise in endurance, and one of my favorite games of the year.”
The Verge

“The mechanics are spot-on, and the game ramps up its difficulty in a ladder that scales with the growing intensity of the snowstorm outside, slowly allowing you to accumulate various skills, upgrades, and tactics in the process. Near Death succeeds at creating a taut and fulfilling experience.”
Gamasutra

About This Game

After your plane crash-lands in Antarctica, you find yourself stranded and alone at an abandoned research facility in the midst of a deadly blizzard. Plunged into utter darkness, temperatures 100 degrees below zero, and conditions far too harsh to allow for rescue, you must explore Sutro Station and and use the tools at your disposal in hopes of escaping and finding your way home.

Not a survival game, but instead a game about surviving, Near Death pits you against an incredibly cruel opponent: Antarctica. Never more than a few minutes from freezing to death in the darkness of polar night, you must reclaim the station from the elements and fight for your life in a terrifying environment that’s more like another planet than the world you know.

Features



  • A fully explorable Antarctic research station with seamless open world navigation over an unforgiving landscape.
  • Unique gameplay and innovative player tools suited to the harsh realities of a frigid, dark continent. Mark your way with light trails in zero-visibility storms, melt frozen obstacles to explore the base in search of much-needed supplies, create pockets of warmth with a personal heater, and more.
  • A dynamic weather system that utilizes snow, wind, temperature, and lighting to create a multitude of Antarctic conditions ranging from blinding whiteouts to brief moments of calm.
  • A real-time temperature simulation that freezes and thaws the environment room by room based on exposure to the elements, building layouts, the base’s power system, and your own ability to establish safe areas with makeshift repairs.
  • Discoverable blueprints and upgrades that enhance your capabilities and increase your ability to withstand the cold.
  • An original score of haunting ambient music that amplifies the isolation of Sutro Station.

System Requirements

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Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 (64-bit OS required)
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 2.00 GHz or AMD equivalent (64-bit processor required)
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 with 1GB memory (or AMD equivalent)
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.10
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 2.00 GHz or AMD equivalent (64-bit processor required)
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 with 1GB memory (or AMD equivalent)
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: (64-bit OS required)
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 2.00 GHz or AMD equivalent (64-bit processor required)
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 with 1GB memory (or AMD equivalent)
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
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