Lose yourself in this 2D, randomly generated woodland survival adventure.
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Mostly Positive (76 reviews) - 72% of the 76 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Feb 26, 2016

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May 13

May Update (Controller Support!)

It's been some time, but we are back with an update for On My Own!

- Players will finally be to sit back and enjoy the game with a controller as we are bringing gamepad support in this update.

- We've also been listening to user feedback, and added a couple new prompts in the game. When choosing to travel to a new biome, it's now more explicit that players will need both food and energy to make the trek. Also, there is a new prompt warning players when they are getting close to starving.

Let us know if you have any questions or concerns. Thanks, hope you enjoy the new update!

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About This Game

On My Own balances the beauty and tranquility of being outdoors, with the harsh reality of struggling to survive in nature.

Each biome provides unique opportunities and challenges for the player to overcome. Stay alive by finding food, crafting useful items, and adapting to the changing seasons.

Live deliberately, front only the essential facts of life and see if you can learn what the woods have to teach you in On My Own.

Key Features:

- Explore & Survive

Four biomes each with their own unique elements and challenges. Players will need to hunt, trap and gather food to survive.

- Crafting System

Crafting allows players to combine items to produce tools that will aid in survival.

- Strategic Survival

Learn from nature and plan for the coming seasons by stocking up on supplies, and crafting new items.

- Travel the Land

Set out to new areas through the map interface, but be prepared for the trip with food and plenty of energy.

- A Beautiful World

A unique take on a throwback style, On My Own finds inspiration in pixel art, fusing it with contemporary game effects and design elements.

- Inspired Music

Original songs crafted with each biome and event in mind, highlighting the themes of the game.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows XP+
    • Graphics: Graphics card: DX9 (shader model 2.0) capabilities; generally everything made since 2004 should work.
    • Storage: 600 MB available space
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.6+
    • Graphics: Graphics card: DX9 (shader model 2.0) capabilities; generally everything made since 2004 should work.
    • Storage: 600 MB available space
    • OS: Ubuntu 10.10+, SteamOS+
    • Graphics: Graphics card: DX9 (shader model 2.0) capabilities; generally everything made since 2004 should work.
    • Storage: 600 MB available space
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
Amazing game, with a little work and constent development this game could actually be a great game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 23
Very peaceful and realaxing, yet somewhat challenging at the same time
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
Very frustrating at the beginning but fun and easy once you get the hang of it.
It just takes some tries.
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35 of 44 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
16.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 14
I wish the game would let me know that I should have some food prepared between biomes, before telling me I starved to death on my way to said biome and then deleting my save file of 3 hours. I also got really focused on finding foxes and forgot to eat. I had plenty of food, but then I "starved to death" and another save file of 5 hours was deleted. I understand it's trying to be realistic, you should think of this intuitively, you should figure it out, etc. but forcing a complete restart after hours of tedious gathering and crafting just feels like a slap in the face.

Also, the UI is clunky and annoying. So many times I frantically tried to forage an item, only to shoot an arrow or chop a tree or lay a trap. And I'm not sure if this was intended or not bug if you put obsidian on the ground, it disappears. You'd have a tool tip telling you what an item was, but you'd end up grabbing another item nearby. It's annoying to use the last of your energy harvesting something only to be teleported back to your cabin without having had a chance to grab the item. I have some other complaints, but I just don't remember them all.

Edit: And now the game froze and deleted (unpurposefully, I believe this time) my latest attempt of 3 hours. I usually attempt to complete everything in a game no matter how mediocre, but I think that's all for me today...
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36 of 49 people (73%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
3.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 13, 2015
Awesome game, it's a classic point and click game meets open world survival.

I earned every achievement, from fishing to bow hunting to simply chopping down trees like a true lumberjack and guess what? I did it all On My Own.

Seriously though, this game has a beautiful soundtrack, hope it gets released seperately as a DLC. Simple gameplay mechanics, plenty of updates due, very minimal bugs in my entire playthrough, I only encountered one which restarting the game fixed, friendly developers that listen to the community and of course an interesting game to begin with.

If you're a fan of open world games, pixel graphics, point and click mechanics, great music, killing animals and eating them, then jump right in. Looking forward to playing the level located in the mountains once it's released and buying the soundtrack once/if released too. Awesome work, Chad & Kyle!
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39 of 55 people (71%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
1.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: February 24, 2015
This game shows real promise IMHO.

Five dollars gives you a retro feel, simplistic game with a neat interface. You spend more time playing and foraging than you do trying to figure out how to play the game - which is good.

The soundtrack (which appears to be 2 tracks only), is EXCELLENT - and goes well with the flow and feel of the game. There a few small annoyances, but it IS and EA game and that is to be expected.

I look forward to whats coming, well done DEV's.

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45 of 66 people (68%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 14, 2015
The only point of this game is to be constantly foraging for food.

You have 6 health and energy bars, most energy you'll ever get back after sleeping is 1 or 2 bars.

You lose energy too fast to really be able to do anything.
On the plus side you teleport to your house when you run totally out of energy.

You have to remember all crafting recipes all the time.

Sometimes the crafting menu works, other times it doesn't. For example:
The game wouldn't let me combine sticks + rock to make a trap. Kept tryng until it worked.

I put a log on top of a rock in my crafting window thinking it would replace them item, instead I couldn't move or do anything and had to restart the game again.

Your inventory is too small to really be useful.

Inventory screen is frustrating, often opens and blocks your view.
For instance When i was trying to set a trap, the inventory screen kept opening, took many tries to actually set it.
If you actually manage to set a trap, you don't catch anything anyway, I had 6 traps (many tries just to set one) that were all empty all the time. In my total game time, I caught one rabbit.

Items on top of items, you often do something besides what you wanted to do. Like foraging, but instead you chop down a tree, because the two are too close together and trees have a large hit box.

On my 5th game (1st few games were too bugged to keep playing), I couldn't set a trap for the life of me, after trying for 5 minutes I gave and I also gave up on this game as well.

This game is more of a lesson in frustration then anything else.
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51 of 79 people (65%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 26
I really, really wanted to like this game. It's exactly the kind of game I like to play, and I did enjoy my first few minutes of wandering around. However, after about five minutes, I grew increasingly frustrated with the crafting/inventory UI, which appears above and below the player. I consequently found it difficult to move items from my inventory into the world – quite often, the UI was in the way. There was a clunkiness to the user controls in general – I felt like I had to focus entirely on figuring out how to actually play the game, and couldn't focus on the world itself. I played for about 20 minutes, ragequit, and requested a refund.
Maybe one day I'll check it out again, because, aside from the terrible UI, the game itself seems really solid. There's definitely a lot of merit to this game, but in the end I didn't find the frustration worth it.
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19 of 26 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 9, 2015
It's a pretty fun game! I really loved it, on both computer and mobile version. The thing I hate about it is the BLOODY FOX! It's hard to find one, and VERY hard to catch one. I'm not complaining or anything, I'm just saying this game is HARD! But within 3 real life hours, I've thrived there, and gotten every single items in the list. I hope the owner of this game add more stuff to this game.

Here are the list I wish the creator of "On My Own" have added.
1. More animals
-Hostile; Bears, wolves, badgers, skunks, snakes, bees (with beehives), Mountain Lions, etc.
-Unhostile; Birds, Tuna, Forest Goats, Mountain Goats, etc.
-Rare; Yeti (Extremely Rare, not hostile unless provoked), Sheep, Yak, Travellers (So you could trade with them, or even kill them for goods), etc.

2. More Equipments
-Craftable; Makeshift Rifle, Makeshift Netbag, Slingshot, Spear, etc.
-Natural; Iron, Clay (can be used for cosmetics of camp), Rotting Leaves (so if you have berries, you can plant them instead of looking around for them.), etc.

3. Rebuildable camp
-Reason; It'll be very very VERY troublesome if your hunger is very low, and you're far away from your camp. So why not, make your own camp so you don't have to go back and forth to cook/get stuff from your camp.

4. Enter your own base
-Reason; It'll be boring when you only have a base just to save, and look at a map. So why not, make your camp so that you could enter it to look see what's inside. Also, like I said for Idea no. 2, "Clay (can be used for cosmetic of camp)", you could enter your house, and add in some cosmetics like flowerpots, or probably a workbench for you to craft even advanced items like the Makeshift rifle.

-Reason; It'll be great for people with big ideas to make new maps, new animals, new equipments, and new cosmetics of the game. Who knows, probably someone made your game a lot better than you might have.

That's all. I hope the creator of "On My Own" reads this. I will soon make video gameplay of this game in YouTube so it'll get more views on what is this game about. Other than that, really good game, and I wouldn't complain about the bugs and all in this game, because it's still a work-in-progress game. Bugs I've encountered are like duplicated item when you walk and look into your inventory, and when you try to cook while walking, your food vanishes. I hope the creator would do SOME of my suggestion to make this game better. If my suggestions seem to not fit with the game, please inform me.

That's all for today, thank you for reading! I 100% recommend this game to every survival game lovers. Overall, 98/100! Hope the creator reads this, and have a nice day!

Your cute lil' creeper,
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14 of 18 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: February 23, 2015
For the price ($5) this game is really nice. The survival aspect of it isn't hard, and it's a very relaxing game. The controls are done well, and the graphics are very retro and simplistic. You can't get lost in the game because of markers on the edges of the gameplay.

Overall the surroundings you're in are very simple, there are only a few elements (such as flowers, squirrels, rocks, sticks and trees) so there aren't too many combinations you can make. So far I have made two types of traps and caught animals in them (but not the fox yet), and I've enjoyed the game fairly well. It is worth the price and worth your time if you enjoy relaxing, casual, survival games.

Graphics/HUD: 9/10
Gameplay: 6/10

I'd give it a solid 7/10 if you're willing to fork over $5, and I look forward to updates in the future.
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0.1 hrs
Posted: September 21
This is like Don't Starve or Minecraft but the one that is closest to it is Don't Starve. You're basically a camper starting out near a log cabin, trying to live with nature. However, you build everything in a similar manner to Don't Starve. You have an axe, you cut trees to get wood and sticks. You use rocks and sticks to make traps. The formula is very similar.

I would consider this a slower-paced Don't Starve without the stressful need to avoid dying.

I don't really enjoy it that much due to the similarity.

1. Easy to Understand
It's the same concept as Don't Starve.

1. It Feels Like Another Minecraft Clone with Pixel Art
It's just too similar and I've played quite a few of them.

2. Slow Pace
Really slow pacing

1. Differentiate Yourself
It has to be more interesting than Minecraft or Don't Starve
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0.9 hrs
Posted: September 18
It's not really fun. I can see the fun but the game doesn't quite reach it. I wanted to like it more than I did. I just couldn't.
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0.6 hrs
Posted: September 16
Meh.. Simply too boring...
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12.0 hrs
Posted: September 7
Fun game. Nice soundtrack and nature sounds while playing. However, I would like to see more storage space. It seems that some items can be placed on the ground and don't disappear such as logs, sticks, feathers, rope, and the pelts, but more storage would still be nice. I could not eat a medium sized food while down 3-4 hunger, but I could eat the large sized meal. That didn't seem intuitive. I couldn't eat the food that I had with me when I was down to half hunger, and then died the next day immediately after waking up. I had lots of food stored, food in my inventory, but was not given a chance to eat. The message was that I died because I didn't have enough supplies, but I did have supplies. I didn't get the warning that I was too far away from my cabin until I had woken up and immediately died. I don't like how the saves disappear. I would have liked to be able to pick up where I last saved before dying, after a combined 5-6 hours of playing. It's fun but frustrating in many aspects.
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0.1 hrs
Posted: September 3
Won't even load up properly for me. Contacted support no response in about a month now.
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9.9 hrs
Posted: August 29
the best way i can describe this game is as a poor man's "the long dark" game.

the Good
-cute graphics.
-nice music.
-simple crafting, harvesting, fishing, hunting.
-small backstory.

the Bad
-frustrating pickup mechanism on picking up multiple items near each other.
-you need to read the wiki to find how to craft all the items.

if you like the survival games and you can get it on a discount you will squeeze some fun out of it.
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16.1 hrs
Posted: August 15
Alrigth, On My Own is an awesome survival game. The fact that there is no zombies, nothing that want to kill you and the one and the only enemy is yourself, your body needs. Resources are rare which makes the game hard and true realistic survival experience, and even the smallest decisions can makes a real big different. Decisions like chopping down trees to get enough wood to keep yourself warm during the night or looking for food resources or other crafthing needs like a jacket that keeps your body warm during the day in the winter season, those decisions are the hardest to make, which makes the game more challenging. However no matter how much you go foward into the game the basic challanges will be always there like food and energy. In my opinion, it was an epic experience and an awesome 16 hours, it's not about the 2D graphics, it's about the great gameplay which some think it's buggy but i played the game and it's working very well for me.
But the real question, do think you can make it on your own ?
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