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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Mostly Negative (76 reviews) - 21% of the 76 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 28, 2015

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SHORT BIO

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.







  • SNEAK, STUMBLE AND STALK YOUR WAY THROUGH THE GAME IN FIRST PERSON - with future support for Oculus Rift.

  • 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

    Minimum:
    • 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
    Recommended:
    • 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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Mostly Negative (76 reviews)
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planningforwar
( 4.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 2
Can't open the first door, Still no fix from the dev, Don't buy.
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Cool Burr
( 6.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 8
I beat this game in like 20 minutes and the only actual gameplay aside from using keys on doors was punching in two number codes, one jump scare, and one word code. It's not scary and it doesn't even have story going for it because it bills itself as "episode 1" but it's been over six months since the game came out and there's been no updates from the developers.
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Odhold
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
End my suffering pls
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TheUnbornSilent
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 27
Avoid this like the plague
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dfg
( 1.0 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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crippler
( 3.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 4
Cool - the 1st door you like to pass won't open, so this ♥♥♥♥ is completely broken now! -.-
Please "flag" it with the symbol @ the right bottom !
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GamerQuest
( 4.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 1
DO NOT BUY! I Kickstarted this game and never received a key. Contacted dev numerous times and have gotten no response. Ended up getting a key in a bundle. Do not support these scammers!

*EDIT*

After much hassle, I finally received my key from Kickstarting game. I am still missing backer rewards!
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BoGy.Be
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Posted: March 3
As normally i don't like horror games that much i started this game with a bit of fear in the back of my mind...

i only got spooked once in the whole first level, and it wasn't really that spooky either... but the art-style does add a lot to the fear you constantly have..

Now; the game is broken, these are the things i ran into:
- flashlight all of a sudden stopped working and couldn't be turned on again
- the notes throughout the building are just the single same note repeated over and over and over again... sorry but i fyou want to tell something by leaving notes, then make sure those 15 notes are not just one and the same note telling that you had to restart you diary...
- I reached the end of level 1; though i still got this achievement locked for reaching the end of level 1.
- moving around in the game is just too slow; you are walking so terribly slow that you are keeping the run-key (ctrl!!??!!) pressed all the time, and on some stairs it even fails to work.
- the same type of puzzle (find code, type code into dialpad) reacts different when solved; first time you automatically go out of the keypad and the door opens, second time keypad stays active and you need to back out yourself
-impossible to change keybinds; also it says controller support; but you can't even look around with a controller; you can only go forwards/backward and sideways... it's impossible to play with a controller (tried x360 controller)

I've had this game for a while in my library before trying it; i don't think i'll buy any other parts of this series; if those would ever come to launch that is because i've had this game for more than half a year now and part2 still is not released!

don't buy this game, you COULD get it if it comes with a bundle on indiegala/humble for a very low price; but but surely don't pay more than 1€/$ for this game cuz it's just not worth it in its current state!
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Bilby Longears
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: February 21
Those who have described this as a key finding simulator aren't wrong. The game consists of five keys and two combination locks. Gameplay is limited to looking for a key (the only object you can pick up, and one of about five types of objects you can interact with - the others being notes, lockers, doors and combination locks); finding the key; opening a door; and looking for another key. There are only two puzzles to solve - one which is solved by opening doors, and one which I guessed and solved in about 30 seconds. That second puzzle may have been the most challenging part of the game.

The game wasn't without atmosphere - most rooms were dark and grungy, except, inexplicably, the bright and clean gymnasium. At tad clichéd, but workable. The two minor jump scares did nothing for me, but maybe someone else will have more of a response. Notes scattered throughout the game tell the basis of a story.

Controls were a bit flakey - at times it would say to use the mouse or the keyboard to interact, but only the keyboard would work. However, prompts always led you through the possible interactions, which amounted to click, click and drag, or work with your inventory. There was a small bug with items (keys, as there was nothing else to pick up) not always appearing in the player's hand when selected from the inventory, but that was harmless enough.

Overall, a very short introduction to what might prove to be a bigger key finding simulator. Perhaps if other parts of the game a released there will be something there, but this single part isn't worthwhile. It has some atmosphere but almost no gameplay.
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Gustav Motherfucking Gans
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: February 6
Search no more...
here it is....

HARDEST

GAME

IN

THE

WORLD

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so hard, i couldnt even open a door!
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
Can't open the first door, Still no fix from the dev, Don't buy.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
124 of 133 people (93%) found this review helpful
8 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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91 of 108 people (84%) found this review helpful
20 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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54 of 60 people (90%) 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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58 of 69 people (84%) 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.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23CdxK-upeg
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33 of 37 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.
BUYER BEWARE!!! DO NOT PAY FOR THIS UNFINISHED PIECE OF ****!!!!



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...


Pros:
=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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27 of 29 people (93%) 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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12 of 12 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?

Pros
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.

Cons
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.

Conclusion
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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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.0 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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15 of 18 people (83%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2015
Definetly one of the worst gaming experiences ever! You are not able to open the very first door and continue to game. Better buy a good sandwich or something else.
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