Uncompromising Sci-Fi survival on Mars! Manage the entire colony single-handed! Craft, Research, Explore and Fight against evolving mutants. Vast open world and randomly generated levels to explore! Can you survive long enough to escape the horror?
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Release Date: Jan 21, 2016

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June 23

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June 19

Subterrain OST music nominated for Jerry GoldSmith award!



http://www.bsospirit.com/2016/06/15/finalistas-de-los-premios-jerry-goldsmith/

Congraturation to Daniel Diaz who has composed additional music for Subterrain purification update! His music contribution to Subterrain game has been nominated for Jerry GoldSmith award for Video Game category!

Let's hope that he can win it!

Again, Thank you Daniel!

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Reviews

“Pixellore sets the scene well, and immediately hooked me with its foreboding and mysterious opening.”
Preview – Indie Game Magazine

“Even though Subterrain is still early access, the developers have done an amazing job. Unlike many Indie games this one already feels finished. There is always room for improvement, but the game has what it takes to become one of the better Indie survival horror games that are out there. If you’re a horror survival fan, this game needs to have a spot in your collection.”
8.9 – 3rd Strike

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About This Game

In Subterrain, you fill the shoes of Dr. West, the apparent lone survivor of MPO, an underground city on Mars. Do what you must to survive: battle enemies, fight hunger and thirst, mend your wounds, and gather resources in a constant struggle to survive the catastrophe that’s beset Mars!

You may end up being your own worst enemy if you’re careless!

Every decision you make is critical as the world does not wait for you.

SURVIVAL



  • Struggle against your own bodily urges, such as thirst, hunger, exhaustion, and more!
  • Beware of injuries, including bone fractures and blood loss!
  • Scavenge or perform research to obtain medical supplies!
  • Manage your oxygen and thermal levels while exploring!

COMBAT



  • Fight the horrors of Mars with melee and ranged weapons!
  • Customize your ranged weapons using modular parts!
  • Struggle against the persistence of time! Race against the spread of the infection!
  • Enemies will evolve over time from cocoons to monstrosities!
  • Defend your generator against invasions!

CRAFT



  • Collect and scavenge junk and creature parts to break down into components!
  • Produce armor, guns, grenades and upgrades using 3D printers!
  • Craft performance enhancers, survival gear, and more with the Bio Combiner!
  • Harvest plants and ores using the biosphere and mine. Refine them to create materials!
  • Research items to create more powerful versions! Create your own lightsaber or power armor!

EXPLORE



  • Explore randomly generated sub-levels and hand-crafted locations!
  • Experience non-linear storytelling through logs and story sequences!
  • Wander freely through Mars colony! Explore districts as you wish!
  • Restore the colony’s habitat by repairing temperature and oxygen generators!
  • Find clues to the infection! Escape the nightmare!

There is free demo version of Subterrain! If you would like to see how the game plays, please try it!

Setting:

By 2050, humanity has finally colonized Mars thanks to the efforts of one man, Jeff Murray. To avoid Mars’ high radiation levels and inhospitable temperature changes, he built a city underground. This city was named Mars MPO. Free of the constraints that often plagued businesses and researchers on Earth, scientists and entrepreneurs flocked to MPO.

Recently, Dr. Albert West has migrated to MPO at the personal invitation of Mr. Murray. West has been working on a cure for Alzheimer's disease in a race to save his wife, Jennifer, from dementia. His efforts are cut short; a lab accident leads to an accusation of murder and a prompt prison sentence.

We join Dr. West a little over a year into his prison sentence. It’s been a week since the guards mysteriously vanished. Dr. West is about to find out why.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.8GHz or equivalent processor
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD graphics 4400 or better - Min resolution 1280x720
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 900 MB available space
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velack14
( 3.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
amazing game so far great story and intresting creatures great atmosphere i am enjoying the game so far i recommend this game to dead space and alien shooter fans
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EgogasmSD
( 3.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Way to go..Dr. West now sounds like an effiminate Enterprise Rent-a-Car associate....somehow the new voice destroys the game...now all I can think about is how lame West is...so I just run him into a pack of monsters to watch him die..you should never have come to Mars doctor West...I really doubt his innocence now as well...he was in the clinker for good reason..drugging up the staff and taking advantage of them was wrong enough...but then the "unfortunate accident" happened and one had to go and die on him....he went from cool scientist to office dweeb....keep up the "updates" I guess.
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fst911
( 8.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Now 02:20 AM sunday, I play last 7 hours... I will be on work at 7:45.
I'm minimize game just to drink and write this review.

It's game who i search while playing in project zomboid.

Good story(atmospheric and slightly detective), survival, loot, craft, research, level generation and power management.
And it's really horror in some moments (=

5/5
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YubYub
( 6.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
An alright game, a bit slow and repetitive. Too much searching, not enough variety of weapons and enemies. would be a million times nicer if built similar to alien swarm.
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BlastaMastaZDSS
( 19.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
This is a fantastic game. The gameplay loop works very well, and you always feel pressure to just. keep. playing.

The research and manufacturing are awesome, the design of the self-contained mars colony makes a lot of sense, and it's neat to go to all the doomed places and find logs about the goings-on. It may not be a new thing, but Im a sucker for audio/text logs in games. I also love how the main character will point out things and give his opinion. It really helps sell that the Mars colony was a working, successful place, and not just a huge investment of money, tech, and personel that was doomed to fail.

The base-building/crafting aspects are fun as well. The constant battle, sometimes literally, to keep the power on is stressful enough to give a creeping sense of dread and pushing you to make inprovements and use your time well, without becoming an irritating slog of a task. And I love that West is like...."why are there 3 open tunnels 'accidentaly' full of radioactive waste that leave the reactor open to attack.....i dont think this was an accident"

Add to that the constant creeping increase of infection; requiring every excursion to have more and more prep, wich takes more time, which causes a greater spread! The enemies types and behaiviors are pretty basic, but it gives a great sense of mastery over them once you get the pattern down. And those ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s that can open doors never make it easy.

Requirements for food, drink, and rest are pretty balanced on the normal difficulty. It never feels unreasonable based on how much time is passing in game, and supplies are scarce but not unobtainable. I really appreiciate that items spawn semi-sensibly. It makes looting a lot easier than like: "Look at all these guns in the vending machine!"

One of my only negatives is that it's not well explained that the research and manufacturing stations share a chip type. I went about 15 hours without the 2nd level bio stuff and on a standard nano-repairer because it wasn't really explained that some things share software. I thought I had to find all the upgrades individually. Maybe that's just me though.

Overall a game with tons of content and an interesting idea that is well executed and overall very fun. I played my first 20 hours in 2 days!
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FreddeX91
( 14.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Dead Space meets rougelike in a very satisfying, brutal and unrelenting game where the odds are stacked against you from the get go. You will be battling not just the hordes of the things stalking the hallways of the subterranian complex but also starvation, dehydration and the mysterious disease that has ravaged the complex as you try to keep the generator running which is your only lifeline.

The odds are stacked against you, the things are coming to destroy the generator to plunge the complex into eternal darkness and guess what? You're next.
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Dr.Ded
( 3.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Subterrain is a top-down survival shooter with rogue-like elements (randomization, optional permadeath). There is a demo, if you've tried the demo and liked it but are still unsure, I can confirm that the game gets alot more complex and interesting after the demo area. This was one of those games that sat on my wishlist for a long time but after buying the full game, I have no regrets. In fact, Subterrain is one of the most fun, fresh and engaging games I have ever played. The developement team are real pros. They listen to feedback and have provided me with some of the best customer service I have ever encountered for a videogame (I had an issue that was resolved almost immediately!). It becomes obvious very quickly that Pixelore (the developer) actually loves their craft and is dedicated to providing a great gameplay experience. The game has gone from an unknown to one of my favorite games on steam over night. Do yourself a favor and play this game!!
*i have played for more time than it shows on steam as I also own the GOG version
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NotYou
( 56.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
If you are familiar with dead space, then you know about when i say:
This game is an intense, gripping and musically disturbing experience.
Lonely lurking suspicious rooms, existentially needs, demanding tasks and over tenfold of hours of solitude.
Can you endure the dimness to return to earth with your chipped life?

Wenn du Dead Space kennst, dann weißt du was ich meine:
Dieses Spiel ist eine intensive, fesselnde und musikalisch verstörende Erfahrung.
Einsam lauernde, verdächtige Räume, grundlegende Bedürfnisse, überfordernde Aufgaben über zehnfache Stunden der Einsamkeit.
Kannst du die düstere Schwäche überwinden um mit deinem angeschlagenen Leben auf die Erde zurückzukehren?
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Kiwi [Fruit Salad]
( 116.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 18
Subterrain is a Sci-Fi Survival-Horror done extremely well. Top down action style shooter. You are Alan West, last survivor of Mars Colony. You have limited power, limited supplies, and a heck of challenge to escape Mars. If the mutants don't kill you, then the environment can kill just as fast.

It's challenging but in a good way. Adjustable difficulty so it's as hard as you want it to be.
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Durlock
( 174.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 7
Features: scavenging, hunger/thirst, survival, crafting, base defending and hours of maps to go through.

But if those things don't do it for you, you can still buy this game with the knowledge that the dev will hear every word you say and help with every bug you have as soon as you post it in the forum.

I've never seen a dev so into listening to user's problems (and I'm a dev too O.o)
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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
Recommended
25.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
I really like this game, it's got a surpising amount of complexity behind a farily simple premise.

You'll end up juggling a lot of things which is where the game really grabs you :-

What to research next knowing it will take time, better weapon? Better Filter? Better oxygen flask? Problem is you need them all...
You have to push ahead to progress, but you also have to keep the old areas clean to avoid chaos breaking out, balancing your time get's tricker as it goes along.
Balancing your needs, resources and the fact that there isn't infinite materials in the world to play with.

I found it really easy to get sucked in to this game for hours without even realising it, sure it's not a AAA title graphcally or budget wise. But for pure far fun, tension and that sense of acheivement with you progress? It's up there with the best.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
45.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
Subterrain: Fight zombified people and alien creatures on Mars. Now why does that sound familiar?

In all seriousness though, that is pretty much the only similarity between Subterrain and Doom, minus your reliance on the flashlight if you count Doom 3...

Subterrain is a survival horror game with an empathsis on the survival part: You'll need to maintain your daily needs of food, water, rest and toilet visits, whilst also contending with a space station that's crumbling alongside its former inhabitants. Power to the different places on the station is limited, and that's including your base, so don't leave all the lights on everywhere, because you'll be using every scrapt of electricity to travel and survive.

Luckily, you'll have the basic equipment necessary for surviving soon after you escape your prison cell, including weapons, a power pack, and containers of oxygen and heat for when you delve into the broken station. Run dry on any of these and you'll soon wish you'd planned ahead a little better.

But basic equipment is not going to suffice forever, so you'll have to grab your old tools and destroy them in order to be able to research and improve them. But you can't research more advanced equipment with basic computers, so you'll have to find plans and blueprints to improve your facilities to keep up with the times. And of course, you can't build something from nothing, so do like I do: Pick up every little bit of rubbish you can and recycle them into more useful stuff.

I can go on and on about how this game works, because this is a complex game; probably the most complex survival game I've played in a long time. This means that you'll have to be prepared for some mental gymnastics to keep up with everything that's going on. It's not easy, but if you've got experience with survival games you'll probably be okay.

Frankly, I can't recommend this game enough. It's not for casual players, but it's very rewarding to manage everything you come across. Just be mindful: Most of the levels are randomised, so while that means every game is a new experience, it'll also mean that just because you know where something is now, that doesn't mean you'll know where it is next time. This also applies to the facility upgrades. Consider yourself lucky if you can find improved research and production blueprints early on, because those will likely be the most important facilities you'll have.

With all that said, I'm going to go and put my head in a bucket of water to cool down now. See ya next time!


Edit::
I found the BFG! Well it's called a plasma launcher, but come on! Slow projectile, big explosion on impact, destroys most smaller enemies; it's the BFG!

I also discovered a few things about the maps. It seems that the first level of every district is consistant on every playthrough, including the Station Hub and the facilities, meaning it's not completely randomly generated levels.

Also, while I'm at it: I said before that the facility upgrades were placed randomly across the game? Well, I was half right. The upgrades will be placed on a random level in most cases, but they're consistant in which district they appear. For example, the Lvl 2 Research upgrade will always be located in Viking Lane, though on which level is prone to change.

So my advice to new players? After you've acquainted yourself with the facilities and their uses, find the clues leading you to the Lvl 2 upgrades for each facility before you do anything else. It's just the first of three steps, but they make a big difference. Plus, if you go for the higher level upgrades before your facilities have recieved the basic upgrades first, you'll find them to be pretty much useless.
Also, pick everything up. Weapon parts, cudgels, junk, whatever you can. Trust me, you'll need the materials. And keep an extra close lookout for gems and chemicals/alcohols to get rare(-ish) materials early on. You'll gain more from the facilities when you've upgraded them, but it's a slow process. So again, pick everything up!
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
18.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
A surprisingly deep game with a focus on exploration and time management. Trying to manage your hunger thirst and sleep while doing research gather materials craft better equipment while trying to manage the spread of infection all while the stations reactor slowly degrades leads to a fairly intense game well worth playing. Only complaint is the music which becomes annoying quite quickly other then that highly recommended.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
174.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
Features: scavenging, hunger/thirst, survival, crafting, base defending and hours of maps to go through.

But if those things don't do it for you, you can still buy this game with the knowledge that the dev will hear every word you say and help with every bug you have as soon as you post it in the forum.

I've never seen a dev so into listening to user's problems (and I'm a dev too O.o)
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
116.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 18
Subterrain is a Sci-Fi Survival-Horror done extremely well. Top down action style shooter. You are Alan West, last survivor of Mars Colony. You have limited power, limited supplies, and a heck of challenge to escape Mars. If the mutants don't kill you, then the environment can kill just as fast.

It's challenging but in a good way. Adjustable difficulty so it's as hard as you want it to be.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
57.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
There is a lot to say about this game, But all I will say is this game is a gem, and needs to get out there more. This game will kick your butt and you will get hooked and come back for more.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
Dead Space meets rougelike in a very satisfying, brutal and unrelenting game where the odds are stacked against you from the get go. You will be battling not just the hordes of the things stalking the hallways of the subterranian complex but also starvation, dehydration and the mysterious disease that has ravaged the complex as you try to keep the generator running which is your only lifeline.

The odds are stacked against you, the things are coming to destroy the generator to plunge the complex into eternal darkness and guess what? You're next.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
An alright game, a bit slow and repetitive. Too much searching, not enough variety of weapons and enemies. would be a million times nicer if built similar to alien swarm.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
56.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
If you are familiar with dead space, then you know about when i say:
This game is an intense, gripping and musically disturbing experience.
Lonely lurking suspicious rooms, existentially needs, demanding tasks and over tenfold of hours of solitude.
Can you endure the dimness to return to earth with your chipped life?

Wenn du Dead Space kennst, dann weißt du was ich meine:
Dieses Spiel ist eine intensive, fesselnde und musikalisch verstörende Erfahrung.
Einsam lauernde, verdächtige Räume, grundlegende Bedürfnisse, überfordernde Aufgaben über zehnfache Stunden der Einsamkeit.
Kannst du die düstere Schwäche überwinden um mit deinem angeschlagenen Leben auf die Erde zurückzukehren?
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
19.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
This is a fantastic game. The gameplay loop works very well, and you always feel pressure to just. keep. playing.

The research and manufacturing are awesome, the design of the self-contained mars colony makes a lot of sense, and it's neat to go to all the doomed places and find logs about the goings-on. It may not be a new thing, but Im a sucker for audio/text logs in games. I also love how the main character will point out things and give his opinion. It really helps sell that the Mars colony was a working, successful place, and not just a huge investment of money, tech, and personel that was doomed to fail.

The base-building/crafting aspects are fun as well. The constant battle, sometimes literally, to keep the power on is stressful enough to give a creeping sense of dread and pushing you to make inprovements and use your time well, without becoming an irritating slog of a task. And I love that West is like...."why are there 3 open tunnels 'accidentaly' full of radioactive waste that leave the reactor open to attack.....i dont think this was an accident"

Add to that the constant creeping increase of infection; requiring every excursion to have more and more prep, wich takes more time, which causes a greater spread! The enemies types and behaiviors are pretty basic, but it gives a great sense of mastery over them once you get the pattern down. And those ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s that can open doors never make it easy.

Requirements for food, drink, and rest are pretty balanced on the normal difficulty. It never feels unreasonable based on how much time is passing in game, and supplies are scarce but not unobtainable. I really appreiciate that items spawn semi-sensibly. It makes looting a lot easier than like: "Look at all these guns in the vending machine!"

One of my only negatives is that it's not well explained that the research and manufacturing stations share a chip type. I went about 15 hours without the 2nd level bio stuff and on a standard nano-repairer because it wasn't really explained that some things share software. I thought I had to find all the upgrades individually. Maybe that's just me though.

Overall a game with tons of content and an interesting idea that is well executed and overall very fun. I played my first 20 hours in 2 days!
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