Garbage Day is an open world sandbox game, in which you are stuck in a time loop (meaning you live the same day over and over). In this game you have to explore and interact to find out how to get out of the time loop. You are open to do anything you want, kill innocent people, go to work, watch tv, go to the park, etc.
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Mostly Negative (16 reviews) - 37% of the 16 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mixed (317 reviews) - 54% of the 317 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jan 18, 2016

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Why Early Access?

“Early access is a way for the community to steer the game design into the right direction. Your ideas help a lot in designing the game and adding new features.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“It could take anywhere up to six months, depending on the scope of the content that will be added to the game.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The early access version will differ from the full game in the amount of content and gameplay time that you get out of the game. The game will get expanded with new buildings, new gameplay elements, overall polish of the game”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Currently there is a sandbox mode in which you explore and interact with the world, there are multiple weapons and buildings and vehicles available in the map. A story mode will be added, also new gameplay ideas that the community suggests.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The price will not change after early access.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“I will read every single one of your ideas and suggestions and if I decide that your ideas are adding to the overall experience and entertainment value of the game I will implement them.”
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About This Game

Garbage Day is an open world sandbox game, in which you are stuck in a time loop (meaning you live the same day over and over).
In this game you have to explore and interact to find out how to get out of the time loop. You are open to do anything you want, kill innocent people, go to work, watch tv, go to the park, etc.

There is no surprise that this game is inspired by the movie Groundhog Day.

The game takes place in a regular suburban town, powered by a nuclear plant, but after an accident in the power plant you get stuck in a temporal loop.

Your main goal is to find a way to break the time loop by exploring the world and to find out the secret behind all of this. If you die, you just wake up in your bed and the day starts again, so the world is your oyster.
When you wake up you still know the information from the previous day and this influences the dialogue choices. Be a ruthless killer or become the friendliest neighbor to have ever walked the earth. Nothing matters when you're stuck in the same day for eternity... But maybe there's a way out.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista / Windows 7 or newer
    • Processor: 2.4GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB NVIDIA GeForce 9800 / ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows Vista / Windows 7 or newer
    • Processor: 2.4GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1 GB NVIDIA 460 / AMD Radeon 5870
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10.9 (Mavericks)
    • Processor: 2.4GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 4.1 (GeForce 600 or higher, AMD Radeon 5000 or higher, Intel HD 4000 or higher)
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: OSX 10.9 (Mavericks)
    • Processor: 2.4GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 4.1 (GeForce 660 or higher, AMD Radeon 7000 or higher)
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
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>>>>DatBoi<<<<
0.1 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 28
its called garbage day because the game runs like garbage TRIGGERED
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Hipster Walrus
0.6 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 28
Hey, the game isn't finished, but at least the refund option is!
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ocean man
4.9 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 27
updates ?
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Illuminati Lunchtime
1.4 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 24
dont buy it til the story mode is out
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charliecoyte
4.5 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 21
wheres the nade at!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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pika sponge
2.2 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 20
this dev is worse than ubisoft.
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Del Cheerio
0.4 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 17
A very fun sandbox game, plenty to do, more then any trailer shows. Does have the occasional lag spike on highest graphical settings on my computer, but I still would recommend it.

Rated 85/100
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gunlancehope150
1.5 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 9
My thoughts:
-Love the concept
-Love the gameplay and the game overall

My wishes:
-Player has a car in their garage
-Player has an anmation for suicide( i think that's already coming though)
-Tunnels actually lead somewhere in the story or otherwise
-The light house has some use in the story or otherwise
-Guns have a limited magizine before needing to be reloaded( use for the gun store)
-Gas station has interactible pumps to refill car
-Cereal can be made with milk
-Player has an inventory or can equipt a breifcase or backpack
-Police station with cop cars
-Neighbors have cars
-Abilty to throw an item whilst equipted
-Different outfits
-Neigbors who fight back
-Hand to hand combat(punching/kicking)
-Player can weild the darts at the pub
-Cash registers only open after you draw a weapon( use for inventory)
-Player can purchase items by dragging them over a scanner
-Day cycle can be adjusted for longer
-Sandbox day and night cycle is continuous
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awesome
0.4 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 8
i hate it i should give you money if you get the game
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$SCREAMER$
2.4 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 7
Its a fun game with lots of potential. I am refunding it because it just gets boring, I will buy it again when updates are being made.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 20
this dev is worse than ubisoft.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 24
dont buy it til the story mode is out
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 5
Abandonware
Needs more content to be worth 15 dollars
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 9
My thoughts:
-Love the concept
-Love the gameplay and the game overall

My wishes:
-Player has a car in their garage
-Player has an anmation for suicide( i think that's already coming though)
-Tunnels actually lead somewhere in the story or otherwise
-The light house has some use in the story or otherwise
-Guns have a limited magizine before needing to be reloaded( use for the gun store)
-Gas station has interactible pumps to refill car
-Cereal can be made with milk
-Player has an inventory or can equipt a breifcase or backpack
-Police station with cop cars
-Neighbors have cars
-Abilty to throw an item whilst equipted
-Different outfits
-Neigbors who fight back
-Hand to hand combat(punching/kicking)
-Player can weild the darts at the pub
-Cash registers only open after you draw a weapon( use for inventory)
-Player can purchase items by dragging them over a scanner
-Day cycle can be adjusted for longer
-Sandbox day and night cycle is continuous
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
172 of 257 people (67%) found this review helpful
49 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: January 18
One man's trash is sometimes also trash

Full disclosure: review copy provided by developer/publisher!

Garbage Day is a new indie title with a really cool concept, so dig it: you're a shlub that lives in suburbia, workin' at the nuclear power plant. Everything is great until something goes wrong and you find yourself stuck in a temporal loop, reliving the same day over and over, again and again and again and again.

Ad infinitum.

Unless you find a way to break the cycle.

That's the concept... kind of like Groundhog Day meets Postal. And it's a great idea! But at this stage, for the asking price, Garbage Day leaves a LOT to be desired. You wake up in your bed at the start of the sandbox level and can do a few things. For example, you can: pour a bowl of cereal (though I can't for the life of me add milk), put a tape in your VCR, drive a car (there only appears to be the one), grab a bunch of weapons and go, well, postal (the police will respond but once the four of them are dead there's no real threat), you can kill yourself in sundry ways (thus starting the day over), and you can explore the relatively small sandbox.

And that's it, really. There's no single player campaign currently, just the one sandbox level. According to the screenshots there's, like, a snowy environment and a beach one but I only encountered the one suburbia level (Nyarlathotep found a sad, empty beach!). There are maybe a dozen or so townsfolk and cops wandering around (police are denoted by blue shirts and wide brimmed hats, naturally), and once they're dead they're gone for the day. They just meander in the street waiting 'blah, blah, blahing' until you, the player character, give them the sweet release of death. When the shooting (or slashing/cutting) starts they just run in circles, and the cops charge mindlessly – easily picked off with a single shotgun shot from across the map.

Or you could just drive around and slam into them, the AI doesn't really know how to deal with it.

And then there are buildings... houses, shops, the plant, a bank – but it's all really desolate. There is a distinct lack of assets, particularly glaring in the offices at the power plant. It feels really hollow.

I just can't recommend it. I'm gonna keep my eye on this and update my review but it currently resembles my bottle of reviewing tequila: empty. There's some great pop culture references, the ragdoll/slow down/physics shenanigans are great, the voxel style is cool, and the general idea is fun, but it's all so much potential and no substance. The mele weapons swing like the crowbar in Half Life and cause ridiculous sparks, the sound of your footsteps is the same regardless of the surface you're walking on, the game resets rather abruptly when the day is up, the AI is as dumb as a bag of rocks in remedial rock class...

I guess what I'm trying to say is Garbage Day is a new indie title with a really cool concept, so dig it: you're a shlub that lives in suburbia, workin' at the nuclear power plant. Everything is great until something goes wrong and you find yourself stuck in a temporal loop, reliving the same day over and over, again and again and again and again.

Ad infinitum.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36AQvZAkbNI
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75 of 109 people (69%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: January 25
I've received a review key, however, this has not affected my review.

The Mighty Question

The question you'd ask yourself right now, is if this game itself, is garbage.
Fortunately, it isn't trash because of the concept itself, based on the movie "Silent Night, Deadly Night 2" and from Postal. Therefore I gave it a thumbs up. It only needs more time to develop, granted there is not really much content right now and the price is quite high for what content the game has to offer at the moment.

First Sight

Well well, aren't the graphics just amazing and incredibly beautiful? Well, they really are! And you will be stunned by them in-game. The psychics are really amazing as well, fun to watch things fly by.

Gameplay

There is nothing much to do at the moment but to play around for ten minutes or so maximum, trying to uncover as quick as possible a way out of the paradox you are in. If you don't manage to, you will reset back from the beginning. And begin your journey. Again. What will you do this time? Murder all innocent people just because? Jump off to your end? Enjoy cereals and watch TV? Do a heist? It's all up to you to decided how you'll spend your time in this sandbox.
Waiting on the story mode, as it is still in development. I really enjoyed it despite the random crashing. It's fun.

Graphics

Sweetest graphics which will rather make you wonder around and inspect every bit of it and get lost into it!

OST & SFX

A fitting theme for the gameplay, giving you the right vibes for the play.

Pros 'n' Cons

Pros

+The Simpsons reference in the Nuclear Power Plant
+Sweet psychics
+Stunning graphics
+The paradox concept itself

Cons

-One setting
-Price for the available content
-Short playtime
-No windowed mode
-Have to force quit the game in order to change graphics or other options

Should you buy it?

At the moment it is quite not the time to get it, wait later on when more content is available. The thumbs up is pretty much because I love the concept and the graphics overall.

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113 of 173 people (65%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: January 20
Fun, but way too expensive for what you get at this stage.
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100 of 155 people (65%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: January 19
Great potential with fun gameplay and sweet music, but there's basiclly nothing more than 10 minutes of gameplay right now. They need to add story mode and more houses, cars, weapons, citizens and a much larger area before it's worth the price.
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58 of 86 people (67%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: January 21
A great concept, but lacking in content

I've been following this game since the prototype launched forever ago, and I've been extremely excited to finally play the game. When I heard the game was gonna finally be released on Steam in January, I was ecstatic. I kept money aside until release and bought it immediately when it launched. In hindsight, that was probably a silly move, but I'm not wholly dissatisfied.

The game is great to play. Fun gameplay, unique visual style (for the genre, at least,) pretty cool destruction physics (even if the places in which they actually work are few and far between.) I was having an absolute blast with the game until about half an hour in when I asked myself "Is this really all there is right now?"

I understand that the game is early access, and I probably should've anticipated that, but the lack of content here is kind of inexcusable. The game has a huge amount of potential to expand on itself, and if you're willing to wait for content to be released, it's probably worth getting eventually, but probably not now.

Another huge problem (which I assume will be resolved as development goes on, but my point still stands) is the performance. Now look, my PC isn't fantastic. I have a GTX 560ti GPU and an AMD A6-3670 quad core CPU. I struggle to run the game at max settings at 60fps. That might sound like some PC first world problems to some people, but considering the actual visual quality of the game, it's baffling that I can't hit 60 at all times. I would've thought at least some of this would be down to the destruction physics, but the game seemingly doesn't take even a slight hit in performance when I destroy anything, so I'm unsure what's really causing this other than a lack of optimisation.

Another absolutely massive problem with the performance is the abundance of crashes. In my <2 hours of playtime at the time of writing this I've suffered over 10 crashes, usually tied to resetting the level but sometimes just random and inexplicable crashes occur. I hope and assume this will be resolved in the near future because this is a huge issue.

If you want a game with a justifiable amount of content for the price tag, don't get this right now. $15 is far too much for what is essentially 30 minutes of gameplay at most, and on top of the lack of decent optimisation and abundance of crashes it really brings down the quality of what could be, and probably will be a fantastic game when it's finished.

I would love to recommend this game, I really would, but potential isn't enough for a lot of people to drop $15 on a game. Svajūnas, if you're reading this, I'm really looking forward to what you have in store for this game, but for the love of god bring down the price even just a tad until you've added more content.
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58 of 86 people (67%) found this review helpful
28 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: March 23
AS OF JULY 22ND

No update since release despite its lack of content, infinite bugs, and optimization issues. Not only that, the developer has already moved on to a new game

Garbage Day Developer

0/10

UPDATE

+1 point because I finally figured out how to request a refund

UPDATE

-1 point because Steam won't give me a refund for a ♥♥♥♥♥♥ game they sold me
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