Delve into the diverse world of horror movies in this 2D action puzzler. Nothing can prepare you for the R-rated challenges you will face!
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Very Positive (496 reviews) - 93% of the 496 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Mar 25, 2015

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May 30

May 30th small patch

-Added sound effects to the last two doors in the theater

Episode 3
-Fixed some small performance problems in Ep3
-Fixed the zipline sometimes duplicating the player sprites
-Throwing the cube into the lake when using it (advanced players know what I'm talking about) doesn't lock the game anymore

Episode 5
-The pilgrim woman no longer appears like she's carrying the dead fetus after you've done what needs to be done.

-Fixed the "axe to the lake" problem

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May 27

All episodes are now released!

The day is finally here!
Lakeview Cabin 6 officially exits the beta-phase with a small epilogue chapter accompanying it for the most eager players. That means that all of the episodes are out and the game can now truly be called a Collection. Huge thanks to everyone who has played the game and kept me motivated for the past year. You all rock! :)

About the future: I have a little project simmering that I can't wait to show you all. I'm also of course going to keep supporting Lakeview Cabin with fixes and patches so the work is still far from done. Let me know if something seems out of place or not working.

I think that's all for now. Thank you!


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About This Game

Relive the horror movies of the 70's and 80's by answering the question: What would you do if you found yourself in a slasher film?

The Lakeview Cabin Collection is an exploration of the world of cult horror movies through four episodes, each with their unique themes and features.
Play as four companions as they use anything they can find to survive in a horror experience unlike any other.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows 7, XP
    • Processor: 1.2GHz processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 8-compatible graphics card with at least 32MB of video memory
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 220 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller or Direct Input compatible controller
    • OS: OS 10.6+
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or better
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Storage: 230 MB available space
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28.0 hrs
Posted: September 24
amazing game i wish there where more roope if you see this could you make a level making tool so us as the cummonitiy can enjoy this game even further i cant stand to see such an amazing game end so soon, also there is a glitch for me on episode 6 i get all 15 crew members plus like 3 of the playable characters but it still allways says it is less then 15 any way you could help me fix this minor error would be a big help
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4.6 hrs
Posted: August 29
I get to play old school horror movie scenes
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5.3 hrs
Posted: August 22
this game is funn
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Tommy Wiseau
12.1 hrs
Posted: August 15
Great game. If you love slasher films this is a must have!
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2.1 hrs
Posted: August 11
really love the game, challenging, intresting, funny, not short if you explore your options....very very good waste of time :)
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4.1 hrs
Posted: August 7
Love this game! All of the thrillers remembered in this game are from the films I grew up with in the 90's, scared to go to sleep at night as a child hiding under the covers. So somewhat nostalgic for me in a strange way....Anyway the game is a good challenge, not too easy and not to hard. Def not a cake walk, as you will not be jumping in 1st time and cruising through episodes. Pixel art and animations are great, brings me back to my youth. I highly recommend this game to you....but I dont know what type of game you like, so whatever that is worth.
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0.7 hrs
Posted: August 5
good game
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189.7 hrs
Posted: August 2
If love life in general, then you'll love this game.

The horror part, it does exist, but it's more like a thriller than a horror game. The part where this game shines, at least for me, is the sandbox part. It is sandbox at it's finest. You can do anything you want in any type of map you want (episode IV is more like an action game than a sandbox, but shut up!). Sex, skinny dipping, getting drunk, getting high, eating and space sex. Easily, the best indie game i've watched on youtube AND have played.

The bad parts are that the achievements are bugged and there are some bugs but the developer is working on them, so, if you find any, report them!
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Hyphen the Hedgehog
42.1 hrs
Posted: July 26
I HIGHLY recommend this lovingly-constructed tribute to the '80s' most iconic horror films. It has the puzzle-solving feel of old Sierra On-Line adventure games (e.g. King's Quest and Quest for Glory), in that there are several well-defined obstacles, which can be overcome in a variety of ways, limited mostly--but not entirely--by the player's creativity.

The "collection" features four full games, each one a tribute to a set of horror films from the '80s. Respectively, the games pay tribute to the Friday the 13th series; The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and The Hills Have Eyes; Halloween and A Nightmare on Elm Street; and finally Alien and The Thing. The game's own lore recapitulates some major themes from these films as well, besides that of masked, blade-wielding serial killers: there are twisted family relations, backwoods satanic cults, revenge from beyond the grave, haunted video games, plus references to an in-game "true story" on which the Lakeview Cabin "movies" are based. It's tempting to say more, but I don't want to spoil anything!

In each game, you control four protagonists--usually teenagers, the likes of which get butchered by slasher-movie antagonists. In each game, you have a limited amount of time, and a specific set of resources--some hidden, some out in the open--to prepare for a confrontation with at least one serial killer. It's your job to switch back and forth between your protagonists in real time, find whatever you can use as a weapon, set traps, and manipulate your tiny environment to your advantage, so that your whole team can survive a horror movie. The creator obviously loves '80s slasher films, and the multitudinous references, alongside a compelling lore, will captivate anyone who's hosted a marathon of scary movies during Halloween.

It's best played with a controller. I have a Mac, so I just grabbed a generic PS-type controller with a USB port from Best Buy, and it works like a charm. The controls are incredibly responsive, and the interface is reminiscent of old NES games like Super Mario Bros 2, or Chip and Dale Rescue Rangers, where you can pick things up from your environment and throw them. (The game's creater--just one dude--mentioned the latter NES game as inspiration, and it shows.) Additionally, the game bears an inescapable similarity to Maniac Mansion--i.e. shifting control between characters to deal with antagonists, who move in a real-time environment.

The score, appropriately, is reminiscent of John Carpenter. Most of it is triggered by events: stacatto strings punctuate every stab wound; plodding, low-register, single-note piano hits accompany the killers' approach; it's scored like the horror films to which it pays tribute. As such, it's nothing you'll want to play in your car on the way to work--no more than any other horror soundtrack. But it fits the game wonderfully. You'll jump in your seat more than once, when masked antagonists suddenly appear from the shadows.

The detail in the game's environment is incredible; the author obviously thought of hundreds of things the player might try to do, with just as many hilarious ways to die as there are ingenious ways to win. At times, the gameplay can be frustrating--BE PREPARED TO DIE A LOT, A WHOLE LOT. DYING A LOT IS REQUIRED TO FIGURE OUT YOUR ENVIRONMENT, AND IT IS IMPORTANT NOT TO GET FRUSTRATED WITH THAT FACT ABOUT THE GAME. (In part V, it becomes a downright game mechanic!)

When you get to part V, you may feel tempted to use a walkthrough, although I would suggest looking up as little as possible. Just look up the Bible reference and the morse code parts (it was a ♥♥♥♥ move to include puzzles, which required such solutions... I say this, even though I think this is one of the best and most creative puzzle games I've played in decades).

The art and graphics are pixelated, reminiscent of VGA Sierra games, like King's Quest I-IV. There are a varety of sprites to accompany the variety of things you might try as a player; in all, the characters' interactions are hilarious, which compliments the horrific setting.

Seriously, you get four interesting, creative, independently-made games for just ten bucks. I would advise getting them, and NOT USING A WALKTHROUGH. Trust me: when you figure out how to survive the killers, all on your own, in any one of these games, you cannot help but leap up and cheer.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
22.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 3
Can be naked and kill a killer while still being naked. Or have an orgy till he comes and kills you

its up to you really.

And also the games pretty good.
That epilogue doe
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221 of 235 people (94%) found this review helpful
34 people found this review funny
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 10, 2015
This game is surprisingly awesome! Never played something like this before.
It feels like a little sandbox Friday the 13th.
Get drunk, get naked, swim naked in the lake with your friends, then have a nice foursome in the cabin... but be prepared for the killer around or even kill your friends before he does. ;D
Survive, get killed, wield an axe as a naked, blood-smeared psychopath and throw your friends into the woodchipper, while you slide down a zip-line! Everything is possible. And it's funny as hell.^^
But it can also get really terrifying!
It manages to hold a nearly perfect balance between fun and horror and the atmosphere can get real close to the classic movies it refers to. But after all it's still a 'sandbox' where nearly everything is possible. You can easily create your very own story here. I'm surprised and satisfied! :)
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733 of 898 people (82%) found this review helpful
943 people found this review funny
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 9, 2015
Four happy campers;
Out for a spree.
One bikes into some rocks;
And then there were three.

Three hapless campers;
Haven't got a clue.
Some guy says 'hi'
And then there were two.

Two frightened campers;
Going on the run.
They run into a crying guy;
And then there was one.

One unhappy camper;
Lost and alone.
Throws himself into the 'chipper;
And then there were none.
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122 of 130 people (94%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 10, 2015
This is a puzzle game in the form of a retro B-Movie horror flick.
Your objective is to survive.
You do this by utilizing your four "sexy companions" to set off traps in order to defeat the killer.

Gameplay is exploring and trying out various items to see what is effective.
Has a good presentation and atmosphere.

If you ever screamed at the survivors in a horror movie to do something different or fight back; now is your chance to see if you could survive and help your friends not take an axe to the face.
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145 of 168 people (86%) found this review helpful
164 people found this review funny
82.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 2, 2015
The blood is red,
my pants are light blue.
And to the killer baby,
I say "I hate you."

The father is coming,
I think I must hide.
I found a nice spot,
and then blew up and died.

(Don't ask why,
for I do not know.
But if you buy Lakeview Cabin,
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117 of 130 people (90%) found this review helpful
85 people found this review funny
13.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 10, 2015
Have you ever wondered how you woud fare in a horror movie? I mean a balls to the wall slasher type movie? If you're anything like me you think you're prepared for it. You think you know to never split up. You know how to escape. I thought I knew how to escape. I heroically ziplined away from the killer while spouting a clever one-liner and slid down said zipline directly into a woodchipper I had left on earlier. I wouldn't survive a horror movie and neither would you. 11/10
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125 of 142 people (88%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 22, 2015
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56 of 60 people (93%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
148.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 20, 2015
This game is by far one of the most fantastically crafted and detailed horror games I have ever played. The fact that this game was created by a single person shocks me, for it is so detailed and so perfectly displays all of the horror movie tropes we have come to know and love through the years. To thoroughly enjoy this game you must have an imagination to craft a story for these characters, who are basically blank canvases meant to have a personality crafted for them by the player. There also is a briliantly crafted yet oddloy convoluted story that at this point has not been fully revealed due to the fact that only two episodes have been released thus far, yet if you are a person who is fit and able to search out a hidden backstory within a game will be pleasantly suprised. The gameplay is simple due to the fact that it completely revolves around a pick up and throw mechanic I have not seen in any other two dimensional pixelated indie games, yet it feels like this mechanic should have been used from the start in the horror game genre. The second episode feels like an entirely different game, due to the fact that the creator chose to go with a Texas Chainsaw Massacre approach instead of his usual Friday The 13th feel, but still proves to be as incredibly, if not even more, replayable. What the creator has accomplished thus far is incredible, being that he is a single developer who is somehow able to create a game that I, and many others would consider better than most triple a titles released this year. Few other games had me constantly checking the developers twitter for updates on the games progress, and I dont even have an account on that site. This game is so criminaly underplayed that it makes me sick. If you are a fan of anything horror related, it is a neccesity that you buy this game, and if the creator of this game sees this post, please make me a tester, for never before have I wanted to be involved in a games developement more than I would to have the privalige to help you develope this amazing game.
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43 of 44 people (98%) found this review helpful
11.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 27
This game is... Something.

Basically, the premise is that you play through rip offs of classic horror movies. LVC 3 apes Friday the 13th, LVC4 apes Texas Chainsaw Massacre, LVC 5 apes Halloween, and I'm not sure what 6 apes yet.

Each level is an open ended adventure puzzle game, essentially, with each one having distinct objectives. For instance, in 3 you are simply trying to ward off the killers without all four of your teenagers (that you control one at a time) dying. In 4, you are searching a truly demented mansion and slaughterhouse for gas so the band you play as can make their next gig. In 5, you try to avoid a Michael Meyers esque killer while summoning monsters that can bring him down.

There's a lot to like with this game. For one, each level is very distinct from the others. The first is probably the most open ended and trial and error one, because it's a very small, confined setting. It's the one that is quite tough to figure out, but once you do, it's pretty rewarding. Plus, there are lots of things you can do in the environment, so it's fun to experiment. While 3 is relatively tame despite the gore, 4 and 5 ramp up the creep factor. Yes, believe it or not, this game actually manages to be pretty disturbing and creepy thanks to its sound design and creative use of visuals. Both 4 and 5 have an extremely macabre and dark feeling to them that 3 simply does not, and it's pretty welcome.

I will say that certain elements stand out as flawed. For one, the layout of the buildings in 4 is entirely RNG, and it can glitch so that, without giving too much away, you can't continue. This is really annoying, as I've died more than once in that level simply because of the rng. Additionally, 5 is one I simply needed a guide for. Originally, I felt bad, but after actually seeing the solution, I don't, because it's very obtuse. Fun and macabre, but very, very obtuse.

Still, this is worth checking out for people who love old horror films and are in the mood for something different. It's definitely not a game that holds your hand, and you may need a guide every now and then, but the wonderful mixture of humor and truly disturbing content as well as the open ended gameplay make this stand out as a real gem. I'm looking forward to the sequel, and hope that the creator refines it even more to make an even better game than this one.
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64 of 77 people (83%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
55.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 10, 2015
Played Lakeview Cabin from the Humble Bundle store for over 3 hours. It's not just a game. It's... something entirely different. You turn into this potential murder (you can kill your friends if you wish to) even though the objective is to survive the horrors of each chapter. It captures the essence of 80s horror movies exceptionally well with a lot of goofiness moments and easter eggs (if you're a fan of horror movies you're gonna love Lakeview Cabin). Considering you can replay each of every episode and have different results and find new secrets, Lakeview Cabin is a bargain.

If you wish to see it in action you're more than welcome to check this video (let's play):
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