Find your daughter in the halls of the abandoned St Mary’s Boarding School, which was once a hospital with a dark history. Play as the run down father who must overcome his issues and bring his child home in this episodic horror series.
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Release Date: Sep 28, 2015

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When Carrie-Ann was born, the doctors told us that we had a very special girl. We didn't really know what that meant, only that it seemed to involve sending her to "special schools" because she couldn't handle being in a normal one. So we sent her to the newly opened St. Mary's Boarding School for Gifted Children. She seemed to be happy there. She even made a friend called Ava. I didn't like her, though. Ava told Carrie-Ann stories, disturbing ones, about things her parents and other people allegedly did to her. I told Carrie-Ann to stay away from her, but I don't think she ever listened.

One day Carrie-Ann called us saying that some of the students had gone missing. We spoke to the teachers but they said it was just a story: a made up urban legend. We tried to speak with some of the other parents, but nobody seemed to be talking about it. Not too long after, the school closed down. "Structurally unsound" they said. Oh, if only I'd known then what I know now.


  • SNOOP AND PEEK - as you venture deeper into Saint Mary's you will come across holes and cracks in the walls to peer through. Tread carefully, as it's never nice to spy on others...

  • TRUE HARDCORE SURVIVAL MODE - no weapons, no armor, no easy means to protect yourself from the horrors that lurk within the school.

  • DISCOVER CLUES AND ABANDONED ITEMS - piece together the troubled history of the school and its past as a hospital.

  • YOUR PHONE REVEALS THE TRUTH - use the camera of your phone or tablet to find clues or discover hidden texts. Some things are best left in the dark...

  • EPISODIC - Experience the game like a show, with each episode given you a new theme, environment, as the story unfolds.

  • SHATTERED MEMORIES - Place items you find in sports to reveal moments in time, take a glimpse into the past. Find out the truth.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7 32bit, 64bit, Windows 8
    • Processor: Duel Core 2.1ghz or Higher
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1.3GB Graphics Card or Higher
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • OS: Windows 7 32bit, 64bit, Windows 8
    • Processor: Duel Core 2.6ghz or Higher
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2.0GB Graphics Card or Higher
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
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124 of 134 people (93%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 27, 2015
Key finding simulator. If you like doing nothing but looking for keys, this game is for you. This game actually had some promise in the early stages. The demo they released for the Kickstarter campaigns was actually not bad. In fact, you played the beginning of the game without having to find any keys at all. Why they decided to turn it into an ugly version of Pineview Drive I'll never know. Looking for keys is not acceptable gameplay in my book.

In other news, this dev is toxic. Here's a rundown of their behavior:

1) They ban you for negative comments on their forums. I got a permanent ban for pointing out that they had run 5 kickstarters for this game (2 successful). They said it was a false accusation, but you can go to Kickstarter and see it for yourself (although they've changed the names around to make it harder to find).

2) They delete all negative comments on their Greenlight submissions.

3) They have a UnitZ asset pack in the Steam store.
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80 of 95 people (84%) found this review helpful
21 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 10, 2015
Do you like finding keys to unlock doors with nothing much else going on? if so then this game is for you. now if you like some actual gameplay in your games look elsewhere.
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55 of 60 people (92%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 9, 2015
I'll start off by saying this review is in no way influenced by the developers decision to not give steam keys to people who purchased the game in the groupees bundle... Even though I went ahead and purchased the game, I still think the Developer has an obligation to people who already purchased the game to provide them with a key.... enough on that subject...

Where to start with One Final Breath, it looks in the trailers to be your prototypical First person horror experience.. The graphics are decent, not the most impressive but very passable. The game play is your typical search the random dark place to answer some burning questions or solve some type of question. This game isn't an exception as you are tasked with finding your daughter who has run away from home.

As you explore the abandoned St. Mary's school, you'll find scattered notes left behind to help you piece together the history and get some back story on the building.

The first part in what will eventually be a five part episodic game. So my review could change as future episodes are released (if they are released) Ultimately it still remains to be seen what the developer has to offer in the future with this game.

Some negitives I've taken from the game... it's too dark with no options available to brighten it up. Dubious audio quality with no option to turn on Subtitles. Seems to be a key hunting simulator thus far. In fact when it comes to in game options non exist.. Prior to starting up the game you can alter a few settings but for a game like this you should really be able to have on the fly changes. The audio is either missing or needs to be made more clear/ or turned up as my character made numerous references to sounds which I didn't hear from my speakers or headphones.. The spelling, well this one isn't a deal breaker but still.... what is a WONG key?

Also about 40 minutes into my playthrough the screen became transparent, then slowly went dark, the mouse cursor was stuck in the middle of the screen and I couldn't control it, attempts to move the mouse were meet with the cursor thrashing back and force in a one inch hidden square. I was unable to do anyting at all, I eventually had to ctl, alt, del out of the game then manually close it out.. It wound up costing me the 39 minutes I had played...

The positives.. the atmosphere is fairly unnerving, even with the above mentioned sound issues. The art style is rather unique and sets it apart from alot of the other FP horror games flooding the market.. The story seems engaging and interesting for the most part. Provided you care to seek it out from the various scraps of paper which lay around. The map layout is fairly simplistic to remember (not overly complicated to increase) the puzzles are simple.

I would have to not recommend this game currently, this may change provided the developer goes back and attempts to fix some of the bugs and glitches I mentioned above, and at the bare minimum includes some type of settings in the game menu. Subtitles would also be very beneficial, especially for people who are hard of hearing like myself...
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34 of 38 people (89%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 16, 2015
Update!!!!! March 2, 2016
DO NOT BUY THIS GAME!!!! I was part of the Kickstarter that funded this game. There have been no updates since November/December of 2015!!! No release of Episode 2. No fulfillment of the KS rewards and would appeare to dead development wise.

Posted: Aug 16, 2015 @ 11:34pm
So I've played episode one.... I will "hold my breath" for episode 2 to make a final call, but as of right now I can't really say that I would recommend this game to anyone just yet. But there is a lot of potential here and hopefully that opinion will change after Episode 2 comes out. That said, so far this is what I have to say about episode one...

=Lots of potential for good complexe/twisty plot
=Decent starting (as in for episode 1 out of 6) "BOO!" and creepy crawly skin moments
=Ok puzzles (I'm not good with word puzzles so the combination one took me a bit, but the rest were easy once I found the clues. Finding the clues was the hard part.)
=Ok atmosphere
=Decent layout (though I saw no or any kind of access to a "third floor" yet it was mentioned in a diary note on the first floor.)
=Nice "little touches" (graphitti, desks, chairs, junk, diary notes, etc.)

Cons: (Some of this is just my experience with the game and, your milage may vary!!)
=Some of the keyboard controls don't match in game listing such as:
- use F to turn on Flashlight.... Not mentioned
- In-Game, on screen action description reads "E or LMB to Observe" Sometimes it's E... Sometimes its LMB... But never do both/either work for the same thing.
=Unrealistic lighting for given environment (I mean come on, there are overhead flourecent fixtures THAT ARE LIT all over the place and it's this dark??? Also getting occasional light bleeds from the ambient "blue" lighting)
=Borked flashlight (try walking up to a wall and watch the spot DISAPPEAR before you get there. Plus it's a spot only. does not really do much if any vacinity/spill flood lighting at all. i.e. standing in front of same wall, not only does the spot disapper but the rest of the room/wall is dark... With the flash light ON... whether the spot is visible or not.)
=Mouse controlls (in-game look controlls) do not stop responding while in inventory screen.
=Some models seem unfinished/incomplete (wheel chair that moves with non-rotating wheels, phonograph with no moving parts while playing music, obviously round doors that are octogon/decagon shaped, etc.)
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44 of 55 people (80%) found this review helpful
19 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 11, 2015
There's really nothing to this aside from the hilarious voice acting of the protagonist that makes him sound like Solid Snake on the brink of climax. Fifteen minutes of gameplay, six keys, two keypads, one semi-jump scare and a partridge in a pear tree. Hang on, did I say partridge? I meant cutscene crash.

It might get better come the next episode. I doubt it.
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24 of 29 people (83%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 1, 2015
Ugh, where to start. One Final Breath is another piece of Unity garbage that's labeled as "horror" when in fact it's yet another key finding simulator.

You're an alcoholic father who's divorced because of your alcoholism and you have to go find your daughter. The story is basic and fairly typical in this day and age. You look for keys to unlock doors to get further into being able to find your daughter.

The controls are insanely clunky. Sometimes you have to be really spot on if you want to interact with something. Do you want to strafe while sprinting? Good luck with that. Do you want to sprint at all? Keep hitting shift and hope for the best. By the way, your flashlight has a limited battery life; who knew? Certainly not I until it suddenly stopped working, because there is no battery indicator or mention of this anywhere within the game.

The emblematic problems that come along with Unity of course plague this game. Consistent FPS? Nah, who needs it, even on high end gaming rigs such as mine (specs in profile). The achievements don't even work right. But hey, that's what you get when you use an engine that costs $50 to learn and own for life. Unity will be the death of horror games.

Rating: 0.5/5.0 - Abysmal, avoid it like the plague.
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14 of 14 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 5, 2015
Unity horror games are a dime a dozen. For a lot of them, a dime is also all they’re worth. One Final Breath is yet another Unity-based horror game. It shows promise, but isn’t there yet.

As a divorced alcoholic, your ex-wife calls to tell you that your daughter has run away, and because you’re a divorced alcoholic, you’re clearly a great father, and decide to go track her down and bring her back home.

You head to St. Mary’s School, where “believing in kids, gods gift” is apparently their poorly worded and grammar lacking motto, and your journey begins. You must find a key to open a door, which will give you another key to open another door, and once in there, you’ll get a keycard, nah just kidding, another key.

Eventually, chapter one ends. And you’ll be scratching your head.

What is annoying is that Episode 0, which I imagine would’ve been a quick prelude to the game, was a cutscene that was about 90 seconds long. Why was this considered an episode? Why couldn’t the cutscene play at the beginning of episode one, like the vast majority of games?

Music. For an indie game with what I’m assuming is a small budget, the music is fairly decent. There’s not much variation to it, but it isn’t grating enough to become annoying.

Acting. The acting is surprisingly good. The protagonist definitely sounds like he’s an alcoholic, and has that gruff, harsh voice of someone who no longer really cares.

Graphics/animation. The graphics are okay. I’ve seen worse. While they get the job done, there’s a fair amount of artifacting, with objects popping or weird lighting effects that defy the way lights fall. Your character’s animation is also very stiff, the worst being when you answer your phone, and your arm slowly raises from your side like some sort of battery powered animatronic that’s in need of a battery change.

Controls. They’re horrible. Strafing is absolutely atrocious. If you try to combine walking or running while strafing, good luck with that. There are no options to change sensitivity, either.

Psychic protagonist. All of the keys you pick up are what appear to be unmarked metal keys, as shown in your inventory. Yet when you open your inventory, most of the keys have a description of what they’re for. “B1 Bathroom Key” or “Office Key”. With no markings on them, and we’re assuming this guy isn’t part of the staff, because he clearly isn’t, how does he know which key opens what? Any sort of suspension of disbelief is shattered.

Journals. Throughout the game, there are many journals to read. When you see one, it’ll have the exact same text and be labeled the same, yet when you actually use it, it’s different text. That text is also very small, and it’s actually much easier to read what’s on the paper before you interact with it. Odd design choice and/or lack of…

…attention to detail. It doesn’t exist. A wheelchair that rolls across the hall in front of you, yet the wheels don’t actually move. Story notes that are identical. Music that doesn’t always sound positional (such as the gramophone in the gym). Also, at some point for no reason, my flashlight went out and I couldn't turn it back on. Does the flashlight have a limited battery? If so, that should be portrayed somehow, perhaps with him banging the side of it, hoping it doesn't go out, or just flat out say you have limited time with it. If it's not intended, then it's a very odd bug.

In its current state, the game is a bit below average. It’s not horrible by any stretch, and there’s definite promise, but it has a way to go. Controls should be updated to be less clunky, some proofreading wouldn’t hurt, and most of the design decisions need to be fleshed out.

Try it if it’s in a bundle, or a giveaway. As there’s currently only one episode available (as of this review), which can be completed in about 40 minutes or quicker, there’s not much here for your money (ignore my play time; I finished it before cards unlocked, and it sat idling for a bit to finish). Once all episodes are released, if all episodes are released, it might be worth a second look.
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15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
One of the worst games I've played on Steam, simply based on the frustration [not challenge] factor. Most of the substantive criticism—key-finding, poor optimization, etc.—has already been explained in detail in top reviews. Avoid.
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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 13
Game is based on the Unity Engine...HORRIBLY optimized by the game devs (or better to say not optimized at all?).
Even on LOWEST detail settings I got only ~10-15 fps...
Fun fact:
  • Story begins
  • You pick up a key (that should open a door)
  • Key doesn't work
  • You're stuck on the very first floor in the game!
  • You're happy that you grabbed this crap in a cheap games bundle!
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0.4 hrs
Posted: October 23
Don't bother buying, it seems this game is dead in the water. Here you have an atmospheric key finding adventure for about 30 minutes. The story starts to pull you in a bit, then the game just ends, with a to be continued screen promising lots of chapters.

I last played this a year ago, no new content has been released, doesn't look like it ever will. Waste of cash.
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5.1 hrs
Posted: October 18
took 4 hours to get the cards
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Obey the Fist!
3.8 hrs
Posted: September 10
Once more the Unity engine branding warns us that another indy hack has half finished a game and dumped it on Steam to grab what money they can and run.

The developer despises people with epilepsy and actively tries to kill them with the "artistic" screen flickering.

Otherwise the general quality of the game textures is poor, controls are wonky and you can't disable game controllers, so if you have a HOTAS, the game is unplayable.

If you don't have a HOTAS, you're in no better shape, the game is barely playable and not much fun. Find a key, use the key for an opportunity to find another key. Terrible voice acting. Poor graphics. Poor artwork. Poor gameplay. Poor plot.
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1.8 hrs
Posted: August 24
One of the worst horror games i have played. Its no wonder we havent seen the other episodes.
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9.3 hrs
Posted: August 10
Another one of those really small indie First person Horror game.

This one actually have quite a bit of cinematic and voice narration.
You are a father going to look for his daughter that went A-Walk again. Yet things quickly turned really bad and that's not because your character is still quite drunk.

Mostly enviroment Jump scare which is not bad at all. Lack of content also plague this otherwise really nice and small horror game because only 1/4 of the story are avaiable right now on steam.

The overall graphics and sound effect is quite good for horror game yet nothing too special.
It does have quite a bit of problem of frame rate drop. Performance optimizing needs a lot of work.

I just wish more of the content would be made by developer and released soon...

7/10.. keep up the good work.. release the rest of the game ASAP and i will update the review after I play them.
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4.6 hrs
Posted: August 3
One Final Breath is your typical run of the mill Unity first person horror game. Graphicly the game is made with Unity, enough said, the controls are terrible, and it is horribly unoptimized. The story is you're a drunk father looking for his daughter, but all you find are a bunch of keys instead, the end.
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4.7 hrs
Posted: July 14
Who are 'Dark Day Interactive' ?
Why are they on steam ?
What is their purpose ?
The public have a right to know.
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0.1 hrs
Posted: July 10

now i like indie games and i like too play some really weird games

but this ..

no ... just no.... dont bother .. key hunting and just the feel of nothingness is rife
graphics are good and sound is good
narration is even ok if you dont expect too much

but this game need an overhaul ..
developer note this .. REMOVE THE KEY FOR EVERY SODDING DOOR ♥♥♥♥
then the game may be ok ..
i have played this game on my friends account and this one and i gave it a good shot but i
dont reccomend it at this time ..

if in the future the developer modifies the game this could turn out too be ok
but for now .. its a nil .
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4.9 hrs
Posted: June 2
Can't open the first door, Still no fix from the dev, Don't buy.
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