Doors is a short, atmospheric first person logic game created by a one-man-team. Taking inspiration from Limbo and The Stanley Parable, Doors attempts to bring something new to the puzzle genre.
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Release Date: Feb 12, 2016

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Bacon.

Doors is an atmospheric first person logic game where you traverse a strange world in search of bacon. Designed for hardcore logic puzzle fans, everything is based on one simple concept. Use logic to determine where you will go - some doors lead to bacon, while others lead to death. You will be tested - but you will stop at nothing to achieve the ultimate reward in life: Bacon, and maybe begin to understand where you are.

This is a short indie game developed by a one-man-team. Inspired by Limbo, The Stanley Parable, and the Portal Series, Doors attempts to bring something new to the puzzle genre.

Website: http://doorsgame.com/

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    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
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    • Storage: 2 GB available space
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RollWave
5.9 hrs
Posted: August 20
I bought this during summer sale. $0.99 i think maybe? even at that price, i still don't recommend it. It's not awful, it's just really short, and not all that creative, and the joke gets lame very quickly. Bacon, ooh internet meme. Funny once or twice, not all 10 times. I enjoy logic puzzles, but you can get a book of a hundred or thousand similar type of puzzles for like 2 bucks, no need to buy this game to only get about 10.
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kris.aalst
3.7 hrs
Posted: August 8
Doors is a first person puzzle game. But the first person aspect is limited to you walking over to the next puzzle each time. You walk through bland, uninspired, low resolution black and white landscapes (look at the screenshots). This adds nothing to the game. Halfway through the game, there is a bunker to 'explore' but except for getting some Steam Achievements done there, it's just a colored version of the walking simulator to get you to walk over to the next puzzle.

The puzzles are... weird. They're not easy and they're not hard, but they require you to adapt to the word choice of the creator. An example. The phrase "correct door" doesn't mean the door that you need to walk through to solve the puzzle, but a door with a correct statement written on it. This will get you confused at almost every puzzle. Some people talk about it in the discussion forum but I think it's intended, because once you 'translate' the puzzles on paper and replace it with the real-life words (i.e. "door that leads to bacon" really means "the correct door", "correct door" really means "door with a true statement written above it" and "incorrect door" means "door with a false statement written above it"), you'll solve every puzzle with ease. But what's the point of playing a computer game if the actual puzzling is done on a piece of paper, right? I know. So one struggles through it while trying to 'translate' in your head. But when you get to puzzles with, say, six doors and more, it gets hard. Not hard to solve, but hard to resist the urge to take a piece of paper and a biro, and immediately solve the puzzle as if it were a child's riddle.

I see people praise this game because one person made it. Ok. But what does that tell others about the game? We need to judge the game for what it is and especially, if we would recommend the game to other people who have never played it. Well, I can only recommend against spending money and time on this game. The fact that one person made the game doesn't change that recommendation one bit.

One last note about the Steam Achievements, especially for completionists. All achievements are easy to get except for one, which is unattainable. It's not bugged or anything. The person who made the game just thought it would be funny to make an achievement, describe it as "unachievable" (a reference to The Stanley Parable and one of its achievements) and actually make it unachievable. Really, there is no legitimate way to get this achievement. Read the discussions forum if you want confirmation.
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Dunce
0.9 hrs
Posted: August 1
Product received for free
this game is bad
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tlaxcala38
6.1 hrs
Posted: July 29
This game provides a good moment of pleasure for those (like me) who enjoyed Raymond Smullyan's "What is the Name of This Book?". Give it a try.
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Letothend
1.6 hrs
Posted: July 17
I didn't hate this game, but I can't say I would recommend it.

Like the description says there are many similarities to The Stanley Parable. A game which I love. That type of game is driven by the writing. I didn't find this game to be as clever or funny. The humor felt forced. The bacon joke would have been funny for one or two puzzles, but shouldn't have been the focus of the game.

Game takes less than an hour to beat. I think there were about 15 levels. Questions and answers are easy to remember on subsequent playthroughs.

Atmosphere of the levels was well done.
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Random
1.7 hrs
Posted: July 16
This is a short, easy game but it is atmospheric. The inspiration of the Stanley Parable is obvious. Buy it on sale and don't plan to spend long on it.
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Aduleten
1.1 hrs
Posted: July 10
Don't expect much. Just a couple of not so hard enigmas. I found them quite easy actually if you just go by elimination process and think twice about your guess.

After a bit less than an hour, I got super excited when I saw the puzzle in front of me. I thought like hell the real game begins now. Well no. Solved this one on the first try and sadly it was the last. Maybe it would've become tedious if it would've lasted a few more hours. Who knows.

5/10 I still liked the way it made me think though, just expected more from a $5 game.
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TannicBore59
1.8 hrs
Posted: July 8
A lot of fun to play, and you can tell that the creator had fun making it.
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philotix
0.7 hrs
Posted: July 5
Product received for free
Short, pointless logic game that is no fun at all. Walking is slooooooww and there's almost nothing to see. The only saving grace was the ability to save at any moment. I had hopes when the game transitioned to an "office" setting, like when you go "behind the scenes" in the original Portal, but then nothing came of it, you go right to the final couple of puzzles. This is a waste of money and time, don't purchase.
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Raybe
4.0 hrs
Posted: July 2
loves bacon, loves game
Pros
  • Really great puzzles
  • bacon
  • New type of puzzle
  • bacon
  • Cool art style (Limbo / Stanley Parable)
  • bacon
  • weird story
  • bacon
Cons
  • Pretty short (~1h)
  • Unity Engine not Source :(

Bacon / 10
would eat again
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 8
Doors is a first person puzzle game. But the first person aspect is limited to you walking over to the next puzzle each time. You walk through bland, uninspired, low resolution black and white landscapes (look at the screenshots). This adds nothing to the game. Halfway through the game, there is a bunker to 'explore' but except for getting some Steam Achievements done there, it's just a colored version of the walking simulator to get you to walk over to the next puzzle.

The puzzles are... weird. They're not easy and they're not hard, but they require you to adapt to the word choice of the creator. An example. The phrase "correct door" doesn't mean the door that you need to walk through to solve the puzzle, but a door with a correct statement written on it. This will get you confused at almost every puzzle. Some people talk about it in the discussion forum but I think it's intended, because once you 'translate' the puzzles on paper and replace it with the real-life words (i.e. "door that leads to bacon" really means "the correct door", "correct door" really means "door with a true statement written above it" and "incorrect door" means "door with a false statement written above it"), you'll solve every puzzle with ease. But what's the point of playing a computer game if the actual puzzling is done on a piece of paper, right? I know. So one struggles through it while trying to 'translate' in your head. But when you get to puzzles with, say, six doors and more, it gets hard. Not hard to solve, but hard to resist the urge to take a piece of paper and a biro, and immediately solve the puzzle as if it were a child's riddle.

I see people praise this game because one person made it. Ok. But what does that tell others about the game? We need to judge the game for what it is and especially, if we would recommend the game to other people who have never played it. Well, I can only recommend against spending money and time on this game. The fact that one person made the game doesn't change that recommendation one bit.

One last note about the Steam Achievements, especially for completionists. All achievements are easy to get except for one, which is unattainable. It's not bugged or anything. The person who made the game just thought it would be funny to make an achievement, describe it as "unachievable" (a reference to The Stanley Parable and one of its achievements) and actually make it unachievable. Really, there is no legitimate way to get this achievement. Read the discussions forum if you want confirmation.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 1
Product received for free
this game is bad
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144 of 182 people (79%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 12
AT A GLANCE
(Full review follows below)

  • Game Name: Doors
  • Original Release: 2016
  • Genre Tags: Casual; Brain-Game; Puzzle; Short
  • My Overall Grade: B-
  • Estimated Playtime (Campaign): 1-2 hours
  • Multiplayer Aspect: None
  • Recommended To: Established fans of the genre; Puzzle gamers; Casual gamers

I received an activation key of this game from a press kit for the purposes of writing a review. This did not affect my opinion; I will only recommend games that I like. If I do not like a game, I will not recommend it. Period. View my mission statement.

REVIEW
Doors is a very simple game that puts a modern-indie-game spin on the classic logic puzzle of The Honest and Dishonest Guards. There isn’t much innovation to the gameplay, but there is a good atmospheric presentation and an alluring simplicity to it all. I enjoyed it, but I can confidently say that not everyone will. I really enjoy solving the style of logic puzzles used in the game; I even sometimes look up riddles similar to these for entertainment when I’m bored at work. If you like this kind of thinking game too, then you should consider trying this game; but also be aware it is very short, and will be beaten in one sitting.

So, yes, Doors is very short. If you approach the game with a comfortable pace, and actually solve the riddles, it will probably last about the same amount of time as a modern Hollywood movie. I like short games a lot, because I like variety and won’t live forever, but I will say that I would have been more content with more content. Yes. Mostly because I was enjoying it and I wasn’t ready for it to be over. It definitely could benefit from another hour or so of gameplay.

The riddles start off pretty easy, and slowly get more complicated as you go on. Some of them towards the end are quite tricky and the final puzzle is definitely hardcore. If you get stuck you may be tempted to just bulldoze the puzzles with good ol’ trial and error, but you would only be eliminating the purpose of the game (which is to solve the riddles by understanding them).

The atmosphere is easily the most alluring aspect of the game. There is a persistently mystifying ambiance which is juxtaposed with suggestions of an unknown actual reality. It feels like you’re down the rabbit hole. There are clear and strong influences from games like Portal, Limbo, and The Stanley Parable.

It won’t appeal to everyone. It is/was clearly a very small project that is intentionally compact and quaint. But if you are like me and like these types of riddles, then you probably will enjoy this entertaining, but quite brief, game. Consider it for a price you are comfortable with and give it a whirl.

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111 of 146 people (76%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 12
I see what the developer of this game was trying to do here but it just... didn't work out. Let's be real here, gamers love when a game recognize them as real people playing it and that they are not just another game characters. Hence why games like The Stanley Parable or The Begginer's Guide became a hit. But if you are a game developer, you cannot just rely on this fact.

======OVERVIEW======

This game gave me mixed feelings, I must say. Honestly, after few of those puzzles, I felt like this is it, there's not gonna be more, you will just go through these doors and you either choose a correct one and go to the next puzzle, or a wrong one and die. Thankfully, I was wrong. Later on it changes a bit but since I don't wanna spoil this game for those of you, who want to buy and play this, I'm not gonna go into details. But these few changes it made, I wanted them to last longer, I had not enough of it and yet again I found myself in front of those doors. I really hoped that after all, I may enjoy this game, it might have a bit of a crazy story like The Stanley Parable did, but no. The story was almost nonexistent. It felt like the dev just wanted to throw something in, so it's not that monotonous but he just didn't have enough time to think about it. It felt dull. It was dull. Sure, few "jokes" here and there but it didn't change my mind and opinion about this game. And bacon as a "main thing"? Oh my god, amazing idea, people love bacon, no doubt about that, so they will automatically love this game as well. I just hope this was not what went through the developer's mind even though I wouldn't really be surprised...

PROS
- visual side
- trading cards
- achievements

CONS
- overall dull experience
- NO replay value
- no interesting feature (like voice-over or soundtrack, something to catch your attention)


======RATING======

Firstly, if you don't enjoy walking simulators, you're definitely not gonna enjoy this game either. Apart from the last puzzle, it is not a "my brain hurts" type of game either. There's not much to say. Overall dull experience, nothing to be hyped about. Atleast the graphics of this game are polished. However, it is not enough to change the fact that I can't really recommend buying this.

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72 of 92 people (78%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 12
I looked at this game, and saw "Mixed" reviews. I was a little worried, but my love of logic puzzles overcame that fear, and I bought it anyways. I've been recording the game, and I've played one hour of this, (the rest of the time at the moment was me setting up the recording, and leaving it open while editing) This game is a great logic puzzle game, as you recieve puzzles like seeing two doors: Either they are both correct or they are both incorrect; One says "Both doors lead to death" and the other says "This door leads to bacon". Which door do you enter? That one in particular was a VERY easy one. They get pretty complex. I've used up 10 notebook pages trying to solve these already. Anyways, I recommend this game to anyone who wants to get confused. :P Also, I want to aknowledge the people who say "It's easy, just keep guessing until your right". To that I say, "Really?" What's the point of buying a puzzle game, if you DON'T LIKE PUZZLES? Stop trashing the game when you don't even like the genre. Saying "Just walk in every door until you get it right" COMPLETELY misses the point of the game. The game is not supposed to entertain you for thirty seconds at a time, this game is something you sit at for long amounts of time, and actually use your brain. You know, the thing that we all have but SOME OF US CHOOSE NOT TO USE...
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120 of 179 people (67%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 13
The game basically goes like this :

1. Walk for a bit.
2. Stumble upon some doors. Read the writing above them and on the floor, choose which one you think is the "right" one. Two possibilities :
- Wrong door. You die. Reload and try another one until you find the right one.
- Right door. You can continue playing.

Rinse and repeat until done. Some exceptions here and here that spice up the boring linearity of the game a bit, but it's so rare and insignificant that you won't even remember it. The main problem is that the game lacks substance and could be summarized by a series of multiple choice logic questions written on a piece of paper. And even if it tries to compare itself to The Stanley Parable, there just isn't enough stuff other than these questions to keep the player interested.

My advice : don't wait for a promotion to buy Doors. Just don't buy it if you want anything more than logic questions.
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21 of 21 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 19
Short logic puzzle game. (The tags lie.)

The challenge in this game is to pass through 23 doors that lead to bacon - and to not pass through the approximately 100 doors that lead to death (which means retry, because there's autosave if you haven't turned it off). To help you with that, you need to determine which of the logic statements above the door is correct. (The statement on the floor is always correct.) It took me somewhat longer than an hour to do the first time. I've never seen a game like this, and I hope there'll be a sequel with more levels.

The rules:
  • In every puzzle is a door that leads to bacon. All other doors lead to death.
  • On every door is a statement. It may be true, and it may be false.
  • If one statement on a door is true, then all statements on that door are true. If one statement on a door is false, then all statements on that door are false.
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=627399545
The first puzzle:
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=627399661
The 22nd puzzle:
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=627641435
The tags lie (mostly):
  • "Indie" - yes, it is that
  • "strategy" - no, it's not a strategy game, it's strictly a game of logic
  • "adventure" - no, there's no narrative focus; although there is a bit of plot you can discover, it is entirely optional
  • "walking simulator" - no, because you need to solve a logic puzzle at every door and there's no exploration you have to do, these doors are a short walk from each spawn point and not hard to find.
The Steam crowd at their finest.

If you're fond of logic puzzles and don't mind this game being short, buy this game!


This game runs ok on my old Windows XP machine.
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34 of 45 people (76%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 13
-Very short
-No replayability
-Background story goes nowhere
-Bacon joke isn't funny

The game begins really simply, and you start to think that all it is is a mindless puzzle game (which actually would have been fine). About halfway through (maybe about 20 minutes?) a plot element develops, which I found really interesting! But it is shortly abandoned for the same puzzles I solved earlier, and none of them really left me scratching my head. Not only that, but choosing an incorrect door has no real negative outcome. The fact that I can try over and over on the same puzzle, being helpfully loaded right back in front of it, leaves me with no motivation to truly solve it.
The influence of The Stanley Parable is evident here, but it feels cheap. The office section of the game just screams it, but almost nothing is interactable, and the signs don't make any real sense to the "narrative" we find ourselves in. If it's satire, it's not working. I also would have liked to see more varied humor on the doors. The main joke with the bacon falls very flat. We get it, bacon is so great. It would have been a little funny if it was mentioned just once at the beginning and then you get it at the end. Instead the word is shoved down your throat so much that when the actual bacon does show up you don't want it at all.
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33 of 46 people (72%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 13
40mins long.

A greyscale 3D environment except for one level where you are suddenly on an office floor (this was the only moment where I thought the game might get good, but then you're put right back to the same environment as before).

Walk a short distance to a set of doors, try to figure out which is the correct door by reading the clues. Starts out easy, gets more difficult. Some puzzles are not logical at all but that's ok because the only negative consequence of choosing the wrong door is hitting the retry button and walking back to choose another one. /s

Nice idea, terrible execution. Not recommended!

Spoiler: The bacon is a lie.

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25 of 35 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 13
Short logic puzzle game of the variety where you establish which statements are true and which are false in order to chose the correct door. Unfortunately there's probably only about an hour's worth of puzzles - could have done with more.

Instead it's padded out by an attempted Portal/Stanley Parable-esk inspired middle section that in my opinion doesn't really fit or pay-off.

There some re-playability given that you won't remember the solution to every puzzle, along with the challenge of going through the game with no mistakes.

For the price of a coffee I'm not too disappointed, but don't buy it expecting anything other than a quick puzzle diversion.
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