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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Release Date: Mar 25, 2015

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May 30

May 30th small patch

Hub
-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.

Epilogue
-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!

-Roope

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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

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • 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
    Minimum:
    • 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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Hyphen the Hedgehog
( 23.8 hrs on record )
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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Kinghelder
( 17.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
i played this game ALOT and it is rlly fun i kept laying and playing for hours

great
-2d indie game
-really smooth use of pixels
-scary even in 2D :P
-levels are fun are there are so much things to do
-gore and the crazy killers
♥♥♥♥
-the story is strange and complicated
-some of the endings are really hard


WHERE ARE YOU WAITING FOR BUY IT NOW!!!!
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Battle Wolf Gaming
( 5.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 16
This Game is so fun i love scary horror games and this game is the BEST
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Souleater
( 6.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 16
Amazing game but two things. Number V is too complicated. And this game NEEDS multiplayer. I think maybe local and online. I also think a phone port would be pretty easy.
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TheDrizzle
( 41.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 11
Slurping sounds, coughs from people eating pop-corn staring at phones while managing to ignore opening credits for Lakeview Cabin 9. Lights dim around strange people canvasing isles of faded red velvet chairs. What was that stuck to the bottom of your shoe as you rounded the rotunda?

Is this the movie or just an intro to another movie?

Oozing memories flash of past horror flicks. You saved the best ones on VHS growing up. Too bad your little brother stuck wads of paper in them and recorded over your collection. Later you found out what he recorded over came out on DVD and bought the box set but didn't replace the movies he taped over. He didn't know about setting the speeds correctly and didn't pause for commericals. Stay focused, you're getting upset and people are turning around because you're ruining the movie with the whole talking to yourself.

Much like this game, offers little explanation. There would be an axe to grind with this game if I didn't set it ablaze along with my; dog, two friends, a near by gas can, that crazy guy in the mask and myself. An arrow is gesturing me to recommend. Is that the director in the front row or just a crazy homeless person?

Turns out he's both.
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theuniguy
( 9.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 11
YOUR MAKEING A SECUEL
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Creepergeddon
( 17.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 11
Lakeview Cabin Episode 3 I get by either red head dude or the killer not the zombies though i learned my leson with those, lLakeview Cabin Episode 4 get jumpscared by either rat, pig guy, or the effects of hgh insanity, Lakeview Cabin Episode 5 its just creepy, Lakeview Cabin Episode 6... EVERY SINGLE MONSTER JUMPSCARES ME BUT IT IS EVEN WORSE WHEN BLONDE HAIR LADY SHOWS UP!!! But i think it needs a multyplayer mode where 2-4 players can play in episodes 3,4 and 6 and in the theater or even better somebody can play the killer in the theater or in episode 3 and 6
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Parcimony
( 4.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 10
Love the care that went into capturing the horror movie setting.

That said, the actual gameplay is a bit of a chore. Not knowing what the hell I was doing, I watched some guides for some tips, and it became pretty clear that most players ditched trial-and-error and ended up going to other people's guide to finish the various chapters.

For $3 dollars though, the game is fun to goof around with.
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schaput420
( 22.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 7
This is a collection of pixelated sandbox horror excursions. Each episode thematically riffs off classic slasher films like Friday the 13th and House of 1,000 Corpses. These episodes are fairly short and meant to be played multiple times. The episodes are connected by a hub world in the form of a movie theatre.

You have four characters that you can switch between, but only one of them has to survive to win. Occassionally, you'll need two or more survivors to solve puzzles such as opening doors, triggering traps, or procuring items- but these are usually optional tasks. There are various items and interactable objects scattered throughout the levels, some of which are merely "toys" to mess around with, and some which have a practical application. Each chapter is completely open to the player to do as they please, save for a few locked doors and hidden items that require a brief task first. You will have time to explore a little before the killer spawns, but sometimes you can speed this process up by "summoning" it via common horror movie tropes such as having premarital sex. While the game is completely open, there is usually a series of steps that need to be taken to get the good endings.

As a gamer from the SNES generation, I absolutely loved this game for its Pick-Up-And-Play attitude. If you like retro indie games, there's no reason not to check the game out.
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Buttercup Sunshine
( 21.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 6
Some of this game can be very hard, especially when playing the first time-and although it can be frustrating, figuring it out is always very rewarding! I enjoyed the fourth one the most-the rooms are randomly generated on each playthough, and makes it so its always new and interesting. Even after I had all the achievements, it still hadn't bored me!
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
Pretty fun game -- must play for fans of the horror movie genre. Draws inspiration from well known classics like Friday the 13th, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Halloween among others. Also contains many subtle references to some lesser known cult classics like Motel Hell or Sleep Away Camp and more.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
41.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 11
Slurping sounds, coughs from people eating pop-corn staring at phones while managing to ignore opening credits for Lakeview Cabin 9. Lights dim around strange people canvasing isles of faded red velvet chairs. What was that stuck to the bottom of your shoe as you rounded the rotunda?

Is this the movie or just an intro to another movie?

Oozing memories flash of past horror flicks. You saved the best ones on VHS growing up. Too bad your little brother stuck wads of paper in them and recorded over your collection. Later you found out what he recorded over came out on DVD and bought the box set but didn't replace the movies he taped over. He didn't know about setting the speeds correctly and didn't pause for commericals. Stay focused, you're getting upset and people are turning around because you're ruining the movie with the whole talking to yourself.

Much like this game, offers little explanation. There would be an axe to grind with this game if I didn't set it ablaze along with my; dog, two friends, a near by gas can, that crazy guy in the mask and myself. An arrow is gesturing me to recommend. Is that the director in the front row or just a crazy homeless person?

Turns out he's both.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 16
This Game is so fun i love scary horror games and this game is the BEST
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
This game.. this game is so amazing and unique.. unlike any game ive ever played. There are different stories(which you dont have to follow.. you can just screw around and make your own story) Each story has amazing and creepy atmospheres and bunches and bunches of hard and head scratching parts, for more work. Each story or game are all connected too! which is very cool, and almost everything is interactive and has a use. Also youll have fun figuring out all the endings! Such an amazing game... YOU NEED TO BUY!!! DO IT FOR THE CUTE LITTLE PUPPY!!!!!!

edit: dont turn off the game from the menu they have or it breaks your game and you cant play anymore... ): sadly i did..
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
21.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 6
Some of this game can be very hard, especially when playing the first time-and although it can be frustrating, figuring it out is always very rewarding! I enjoyed the fourth one the most-the rooms are randomly generated on each playthough, and makes it so its always new and interesting. Even after I had all the achievements, it still hadn't bored me!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
22.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 7
This is a collection of pixelated sandbox horror excursions. Each episode thematically riffs off classic slasher films like Friday the 13th and House of 1,000 Corpses. These episodes are fairly short and meant to be played multiple times. The episodes are connected by a hub world in the form of a movie theatre.

You have four characters that you can switch between, but only one of them has to survive to win. Occassionally, you'll need two or more survivors to solve puzzles such as opening doors, triggering traps, or procuring items- but these are usually optional tasks. There are various items and interactable objects scattered throughout the levels, some of which are merely "toys" to mess around with, and some which have a practical application. Each chapter is completely open to the player to do as they please, save for a few locked doors and hidden items that require a brief task first. You will have time to explore a little before the killer spawns, but sometimes you can speed this process up by "summoning" it via common horror movie tropes such as having premarital sex. While the game is completely open, there is usually a series of steps that need to be taken to get the good endings.

As a gamer from the SNES generation, I absolutely loved this game for its Pick-Up-And-Play attitude. If you like retro indie games, there's no reason not to check the game out.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 10
Love the care that went into capturing the horror movie setting.

That said, the actual gameplay is a bit of a chore. Not knowing what the hell I was doing, I watched some guides for some tips, and it became pretty clear that most players ditched trial-and-error and ended up going to other people's guide to finish the various chapters.

For $3 dollars though, the game is fun to goof around with.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
17.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 11
Lakeview Cabin Episode 3 I get by either red head dude or the killer not the zombies though i learned my leson with those, lLakeview Cabin Episode 4 get jumpscared by either rat, pig guy, or the effects of hgh insanity, Lakeview Cabin Episode 5 its just creepy, Lakeview Cabin Episode 6... EVERY SINGLE MONSTER JUMPSCARES ME BUT IT IS EVEN WORSE WHEN BLONDE HAIR LADY SHOWS UP!!! But i think it needs a multyplayer mode where 2-4 players can play in episodes 3,4 and 6 and in the theater or even better somebody can play the killer in the theater or in episode 3 and 6
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 16
Amazing game but two things. Number V is too complicated. And this game NEEDS multiplayer. I think maybe local and online. I also think a phone port would be pretty easy.
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