You are a new recruit at a high tech medical facility where doctors are being fired and patients are dying. Find out what’s going on, but make sure you hit the government targets otherwise you’ll be fired. Easier said than done, when that mysterious hacker is disrupting your equipment….
User reviews:
Overall:
Mixed (8 reviews) - 62% of the 8 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Mar 4, 2016

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June 24

S.O.R.S is 33% off in the Steam Summer Sale!

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May 26

S.O.R.S Retrospective out

If you're interested in reading more about how the development of S.O.R.S went, and some of the challenges I faced being an indie dev, check out the retrospective I've just published here.

NB: The image for this post is what the diagnosis guide for the game looked like in its first version... A blast from the past or what!

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Reviews

“fun and intriguing…and able to immerse the player in the experience”
Recommended – Nivel Oculto

“the game’s dedication to originality and a science-based narrative is to be admired”
3.5 / 5 – Game Rant

About This Game

Welcome to the facility, Doctor. You cannot trust your colleagues. Trust me...

You are a new recruit at a high tech medical facility where doctors are being fired and patients are dying. Find out what’s going on, but make sure you hit the government targets otherwise you’ll be fired. But watch out for that hacker....friend or foe?

Scan patients, diagnose diseases and prescribe treatments. Between shifts catch up on emails and communicate with colleagues – choose who to trust.

Choose wisely, because these choices affect how you progress, what challenges you face and what help you get.

S.O.R.S is set in the grimy near-future, where the world’s population has reached breaking point. Humans crowd into ever growing skyscrapers that cover the earth. Personal space is gone, international travel is banned and criminals live in prison ships in the sky.

Game Features:

  • Designed for multiple play-throughs, with 6 different endings based on player choice
  • Depending on player choice, gameplay varies and different challenges are experienced
  • Face unique challenges on levels where hackers disrupt your equipment
  • Try Endless Mode - save as many patients as you can!
  • Chat to patients to reduce complaints
  • Inspired by real science. Information in the game is based on real disease/treatment information
  • Use cheat words to hack the system!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Vista
    • Processor: 1.8Ghz Dual Core
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Open GL 1.5
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.6
    • Processor: 1.8Ghz Dual Core
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Open GL 1.5
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
Customer reviews
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Overall:
Mixed (8 reviews)
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kamiawolf
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
Scanning is frustrating enough, especially with arbitrary failures on the diagnosis. But I draw the line when you reverse/mirror controls. I wanted to like this game, I really did. But right now I'm so mad I might break my mouse.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
fifibongo
( 5.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 22
Interesting game...haven't seen much like it before. Overall it's pretty fun, and the story is interesting too. Here are pros/cons:

Pros:
- interesting story/set up
- unique gameplay
- once you get into the game it becomes a real challenge balancing all the diagnosis stuff
- hacker levels change things and make you think

Cons:
- pacing's a bit off, with a slow build up into the game
- text is sometimes a bit confusing so you have to read it a few times to get things

Overall I'd recommend this game as it's different and worth a play (tho probably not to everyone's tastes).
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JaMSeS
( 4.3 hrs on record )
Posted: March 24
SUMMARY: Buy the game only at a discount if you are really set on playing a simulation game of time management style and exhausted other options.

It is inevitable to compare this game to Paper Planes, so here it goes:
- MOST IMPORTANTLY: Game mechanics are not even near Paper Planes'. The scanning gets tedious soon enough, slowly moving your mouse is simply boring and does not feel like a skill. Rules are not as expansive as Paper Planes' and memory is a secondary concern.
- Story is not as good and personal as Paper Planes. Characters you meet are not engaging. However, the setting and background story is interesting and original enough.
- Failing or the level of success (number of patients healed etc.) does not function into the gaming as it does in Paper Planes (how much money you made that day). It is simply pass or fail compared to "ok you managed another day but you now have to be even more careful or 'you lost your son" or you will be disadvantaged or advantaged in the next level)

Pros:
- It feels like the designers cared enough to put out the best game they thought of
- A type of game that severely lacks from the gaming world (hence I do not totally regret paying for it)
Cons:
- The designers fell short of the premise they come up with, this game could have become much better with something like upgrading options or preferring a game mechanic of speed vs. tedious mouse movements (Note: This is not about being impatient, it is just that the slow scanning does not necessarily make you feel like a doctor or anything nor does it feel skillful)
- Easily becomes frustrating
- The game simply lacks depth
- The in-game mailbox system is not user-friendly
Disclosure: Have not fully completed the game yet, but it is not hard to estimate how much is left and where this is going
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Desolater IV
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: March 7
A Patient Diagnosis Simulator
https://youtu.be/tLXtbCmwWew
In this game you essentially have to quickly discover what is wrong with each patient, and prescribe the correct treatment for multiple symptoms. It is very similar to Papers Please in the sense that you have a limited amount of time to sort through information and quickly get on to the next patient. Each stage adds new mechanics, things to look for, and obstacles which force the player to rely on their memory in order to succeed.

+ The gameplay is fun, you actually feel like a doctor as you scan for various diseases, observe the patients behaviors, and prescribe treatments while trying to beat the clock and have high accuracy
+ Later on you have some very unexpected encounters with a hacker who screws up your screen which forces you to rely on memory alone to make the diagnosis.
+ An interesting email system which has some pretty funny corospondance with your co-workers and other entities
+ The plot is pretty interesting, you are essentially in a future impoverished world where the government essentially provides for you and if you don't do your job well you become homeless.

- There didn't seem to be a goal in mind besides just keeping your job. I felt like it could have imporved if you got weekly earnings and were able to buy upgrades or had some alternative motive for doing a good job.
- The gameplay does get a bit repetitive
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Broseidon
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: March 7
I really wanted to enjoy this game, and I certainly enjoyed Papers Please, but unfortunately I found myself getting extremely frusturated with a number of the mechanics, and it just wasn't the same as Papers Please to me.
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redwizard000
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Posted: March 5
Pretty cool game. It is a lot like "Papers Please". If you like "Papers Please" You will probably like this.

It's a time management game that steadily gets harder and harder. Game has multiple endings.
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Moon
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: March 4
UPDATE

The devs fixed the issue for me, and finally I am able to move on! I am not to far into the game so far, but I can say I love the communication from the devs. Thanks Guys!!

Will update review and video when I am further into the game!

ORIGINAL [No Longer Valid]

This game seems good...but I am experiencing a frustrating bug...or I am going crazy.

Video Version:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUdGlxqzfLU&feature=youtu.be

Written:

So S.O.R.S to put it simply is a medical Papers, Please...it seems like an really awesome iteration of the genre. Here is the bug I think I am experiencing.

When I am giving the task to look for diabetes...I have to see 4 patients...I meet my 4 quota then more patients arrive. I filmed for like 30 minutes, kept seeing patients to no end. I restarted, same thing....

Till this is fixed or someone tells me Im crazy and Im doing something wrong....I can not recommend this game
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Ricin the Pirate Wolf
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: March 4
[Logged online hours do not/will not reflect hours played offline]

Alright. This game is so far -- even only half an hour in -- is not bad. It's similar in vein to Papers, Please in that you have a set job, a set accuracy for the day/week/whatever and you have things to study. Only with S.O.R.S you're a doctor. And to those of us who love watching House, you know how bad you wanted to be a doctor -- and to tell everyone they're an idiot. The game starts off easy enough, telling you that you can diagnose "life advice" to patients with mental health problems and soon progresses into Diabetes and somehow you get the treatment /after/ learning how to officially diagnose people. I can't say too much about the game other than that the plot also involves the Hospital being hacked and some hacker emailing you (yes, EMAILING. *gasp*) about not trusting anyone.

I will update this review as I go through the game and possibly one day complete it.

[EDIT: The medical knowledge in S.O.R.S is well done, it really is. The reference to Papers, Please actually tickled me because as I mentioned earlier in my review, S.O.R.S and Papers, Please play very similarly. So, onto my edit-- the hacker will ♥♥♥♥ you up like your parents when they told you Santa wasn't real, followed by the Easter Bunny; so all the entities of yesterday will hunt your parents asses down and hack into their lives and ruin them. The hacker will screw up the way your scanner works and even down to what's listed on your panel. Diagnoses will be changed or missing and you have to have them memorized. It's pretty well played and a nice concept that's furthering the plot and making me more interested. To that, well done devs.]

But so far:

+ everything is hand-drawn so it plays very nicely like a flash game from yesteryear
+ the medical lab is kind of cool; you type in conditions you diagnose (through medically accurate explanations, I might add!++)
+ The email system is kind of neat too -- you make your decision through a day-to-day, shift-to-shift kind of way, though the impact of said decisions are not known to me yet
+ No voice acting! Which is pretty nice, but reading is good too. ... and healthy.

- The email system is a little wonky to navigate as old emails do not get deleted
-/+ Scanning is sometimes a pain in the ♥♥♥ but you get the hang of moving the cursor around
- Can't tell patients they're an idiot

So far: 8/8 would tell patients it's never Lupus again
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
37 of 42 people (88%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 4
[Logged online hours do not/will not reflect hours played offline]

Alright. This game is so far -- even only half an hour in -- is not bad. It's similar in vein to Papers, Please in that you have a set job, a set accuracy for the day/week/whatever and you have things to study. Only with S.O.R.S you're a doctor. And to those of us who love watching House, you know how bad you wanted to be a doctor -- and to tell everyone they're an idiot. The game starts off easy enough, telling you that you can diagnose "life advice" to patients with mental health problems and soon progresses into Diabetes and somehow you get the treatment /after/ learning how to officially diagnose people. I can't say too much about the game other than that the plot also involves the Hospital being hacked and some hacker emailing you (yes, EMAILING. *gasp*) about not trusting anyone.

I will update this review as I go through the game and possibly one day complete it.

[EDIT: The medical knowledge in S.O.R.S is well done, it really is. The reference to Papers, Please actually tickled me because as I mentioned earlier in my review, S.O.R.S and Papers, Please play very similarly. So, onto my edit-- the hacker will ♥♥♥♥ you up like your parents when they told you Santa wasn't real, followed by the Easter Bunny; so all the entities of yesterday will hunt your parents asses down and hack into their lives and ruin them. The hacker will screw up the way your scanner works and even down to what's listed on your panel. Diagnoses will be changed or missing and you have to have them memorized. It's pretty well played and a nice concept that's furthering the plot and making me more interested. To that, well done devs.]

But so far:

+ everything is hand-drawn so it plays very nicely like a flash game from yesteryear
+ the medical lab is kind of cool; you type in conditions you diagnose (through medically accurate explanations, I might add!++)
+ The email system is kind of neat too -- you make your decision through a day-to-day, shift-to-shift kind of way, though the impact of said decisions are not known to me yet
+ No voice acting! Which is pretty nice, but reading is good too. ... and healthy.

- The email system is a little wonky to navigate as old emails do not get deleted
-/+ Scanning is sometimes a pain in the ♥♥♥ but you get the hang of moving the cursor around
- Can't tell patients they're an idiot

So far: 8/8 would tell patients it's never Lupus again
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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 5
Pretty cool game. It is a lot like "Papers Please". If you like "Papers Please" You will probably like this.

It's a time management game that steadily gets harder and harder. Game has multiple endings.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 4
UPDATE

The devs fixed the issue for me, and finally I am able to move on! I am not to far into the game so far, but I can say I love the communication from the devs. Thanks Guys!!

Will update review and video when I am further into the game!

ORIGINAL [No Longer Valid]

This game seems good...but I am experiencing a frustrating bug...or I am going crazy.

Video Version:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUdGlxqzfLU&feature=youtu.be

Written:

So S.O.R.S to put it simply is a medical Papers, Please...it seems like an really awesome iteration of the genre. Here is the bug I think I am experiencing.

When I am giving the task to look for diabetes...I have to see 4 patients...I meet my 4 quota then more patients arrive. I filmed for like 30 minutes, kept seeing patients to no end. I restarted, same thing....

Till this is fixed or someone tells me Im crazy and Im doing something wrong....I can not recommend this game
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 7
A Patient Diagnosis Simulator
https://youtu.be/tLXtbCmwWew
In this game you essentially have to quickly discover what is wrong with each patient, and prescribe the correct treatment for multiple symptoms. It is very similar to Papers Please in the sense that you have a limited amount of time to sort through information and quickly get on to the next patient. Each stage adds new mechanics, things to look for, and obstacles which force the player to rely on their memory in order to succeed.

+ The gameplay is fun, you actually feel like a doctor as you scan for various diseases, observe the patients behaviors, and prescribe treatments while trying to beat the clock and have high accuracy
+ Later on you have some very unexpected encounters with a hacker who screws up your screen which forces you to rely on memory alone to make the diagnosis.
+ An interesting email system which has some pretty funny corospondance with your co-workers and other entities
+ The plot is pretty interesting, you are essentially in a future impoverished world where the government essentially provides for you and if you don't do your job well you become homeless.

- There didn't seem to be a goal in mind besides just keeping your job. I felt like it could have imporved if you got weekly earnings and were able to buy upgrades or had some alternative motive for doing a good job.
- The gameplay does get a bit repetitive
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
Scanning is frustrating enough, especially with arbitrary failures on the diagnosis. But I draw the line when you reverse/mirror controls. I wanted to like this game, I really did. But right now I'm so mad I might break my mouse.
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5 of 15 people (33%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 24
SUMMARY: Buy the game only at a discount if you are really set on playing a simulation game of time management style and exhausted other options.

It is inevitable to compare this game to Paper Planes, so here it goes:
- MOST IMPORTANTLY: Game mechanics are not even near Paper Planes'. The scanning gets tedious soon enough, slowly moving your mouse is simply boring and does not feel like a skill. Rules are not as expansive as Paper Planes' and memory is a secondary concern.
- Story is not as good and personal as Paper Planes. Characters you meet are not engaging. However, the setting and background story is interesting and original enough.
- Failing or the level of success (number of patients healed etc.) does not function into the gaming as it does in Paper Planes (how much money you made that day). It is simply pass or fail compared to "ok you managed another day but you now have to be even more careful or 'you lost your son" or you will be disadvantaged or advantaged in the next level)

Pros:
- It feels like the designers cared enough to put out the best game they thought of
- A type of game that severely lacks from the gaming world (hence I do not totally regret paying for it)
Cons:
- The designers fell short of the premise they come up with, this game could have become much better with something like upgrading options or preferring a game mechanic of speed vs. tedious mouse movements (Note: This is not about being impatient, it is just that the slow scanning does not necessarily make you feel like a doctor or anything nor does it feel skillful)
- Easily becomes frustrating
- The game simply lacks depth
- The in-game mailbox system is not user-friendly
Disclosure: Have not fully completed the game yet, but it is not hard to estimate how much is left and where this is going
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3 of 18 people (17%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 7
I really wanted to enjoy this game, and I certainly enjoyed Papers Please, but unfortunately I found myself getting extremely frusturated with a number of the mechanics, and it just wasn't the same as Papers Please to me.
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Recommended
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 22
Interesting game...haven't seen much like it before. Overall it's pretty fun, and the story is interesting too. Here are pros/cons:

Pros:
- interesting story/set up
- unique gameplay
- once you get into the game it becomes a real challenge balancing all the diagnosis stuff
- hacker levels change things and make you think

Cons:
- pacing's a bit off, with a slow build up into the game
- text is sometimes a bit confusing so you have to read it a few times to get things

Overall I'd recommend this game as it's different and worth a play (tho probably not to everyone's tastes).
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