Young Thomas has just moved into his new house; his parents snapping up the deal for the property without realising its dark past. Thomas finds a cassette player with a tape left inside along with a much needed flashlight. As darkness falls, he soon realises he is not alone within the room.
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Release Date: Nov 2, 2015

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May 4

3.3 Patch

• Searching for batteries much more fluent.
• Battery meter colour turned yellow for clearer view.
• You now get a reward for beating nightmare night.
• Easter egg added.
• Improvements to VR support. (Please see tutorial instructions)
• Tutorial room added for re-visiting without starting new game.

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April 29

3.2 Patch

• Settings now save.
• Added toggle to window mode to settings.
• Added resolution settings.
• Fixed trapping yourself inside rooms.
• Fixed hidden book been too dark to read.

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About This Game

Gameplay


• Use your flashlight to ward off the Boogeyman, it seems to be the only thing it fears.

• There are five ways into your room: The door, closet, window, air vent, and sides of the bed. Watch them carefully.

• The bedside lamp, nightlight, passage light, street light, and even the moon light help you to see around the room.

• Your battery will only last so long. Conserve as much power as you can by relying more on the sounds around you.

• Weather will change each night, affecting the way you play. Rain will drown out noise, lightening will give you quick glimpses of the room in full light, snow blizzard will make it impossible to hear much at all.

VR Support

The game supports full VR running at 90fps using the Oculus rift CV1 with minimum specs (GTX 970).
VR is natively supported, meaning you have to simply run the game with your headset plugged in and it will boot up in VR automatically.
There is no need to launch the title in Steam VR mode.

System Requirements

Make sure your system has a dedicated graphics card with at least 1GB of VRAM. Integrated graphics are not enough to run this game at full FPS.

Support

Personal inquiries or business: BlackStarGamesHelp@Gmail.com

General support: http://steamcommunity.com/app/412770/discussions

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel i3 2.5ghz or equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1GB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
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^5Rick ^4Harrison
0.7 hrs
Posted: August 24
Very fun game. would play again.
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IpityU
0.6 hrs
Posted: August 22
NOT FOR HTC VIVE. Highly disappointed.

Steam said it was, then developer corrected it. Now I am stuck with worthless software. :( Can only play desktop mode but game does not recogniz my gamepad.

Buyer beware. Always check the forum before buying a game to verify Vive support.
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BloodWingedWolf
1.0 hrs
Posted: August 22
Product received for free
Instead of being another FNAF clone the developer has added his own game mechanics to the mix like free roaming, items, and distractions which all help to keep the game intresting when playing.
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mord
0.1 hrs
Posted: August 21
Terrible VR implementation in this game. Scale is way off, walking does not follow head orientation at all. Terrible aliasing issues, blurry image.
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Thomas
1.6 hrs
Posted: August 21
This game is good, not awesome, but good. The game is built well and for me I find it super scary, however I get scared really easily, others don't find it scary, but hey this is my review!

I would recommend buying it, but it is not a game you would play all the time, like GTA V, BO3 etc, I probbaly play it 3 times per month but it is not expensive, so I would buy it.
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Laphin Hyena
4.1 hrs
Posted: August 11
I played Boogeyman around when it first released before the free roaming was added. It was amazing! Now with the free roam feature added, it really spices things up and gives the atmosphere a unique feel. HALLOWEEN NIGHT is even harder this time around (at least for me), and some of the mechanics have been upgraded and patched for the better!

I am really happy to see the developer do such an amazing job supporting this game and listening to the fans!
Would I suggest you buy the game? Definitely! It's a really neat experience, and for those of you that want something a little different that is SORTA like FNAF gameplay, go for this. ESPECIALLY if you have a VR headset, you won't want to pass this up. If you'd like to see a bit of the game, you can watch me play it here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZBXylfcCf8
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jakethesnake1992
6.0 hrs
Posted: July 31
its very creepy and can be scary at times just whoever plays this game stay focused and have good hearing cuz the beast can be sneaky so have fun n good luck
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Artorias The Arbys Walker
0.9 hrs
Posted: July 30
Got scared by tutorial shark 10/10
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MrZeus
1.4 hrs
Posted: July 29
Boogeyman is scarey as ♥♥♥♥ xD !
I broked 2 keyboards and one Headphones xD
♥♥♥♥ this Game...
I want my money back !!! xD
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The Supersoldaten
1.2 hrs
Posted: July 27
this piece of trash cant even start up the useless piece of ♥♥♥♥
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 11
I played Boogeyman around when it first released before the free roaming was added. It was amazing! Now with the free roam feature added, it really spices things up and gives the atmosphere a unique feel. HALLOWEEN NIGHT is even harder this time around (at least for me), and some of the mechanics have been upgraded and patched for the better!

I am really happy to see the developer do such an amazing job supporting this game and listening to the fans!
Would I suggest you buy the game? Definitely! It's a really neat experience, and for those of you that want something a little different that is SORTA like FNAF gameplay, go for this. ESPECIALLY if you have a VR headset, you won't want to pass this up. If you'd like to see a bit of the game, you can watch me play it here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZBXylfcCf8
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
This game is good, not awesome, but good. The game is built well and for me I find it super scary, however I get scared really easily, others don't find it scary, but hey this is my review!

I would recommend buying it, but it is not a game you would play all the time, like GTA V, BO3 etc, I probbaly play it 3 times per month but it is not expensive, so I would buy it.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 29
Boogeyman is scarey as ♥♥♥♥ xD !
I broked 2 keyboards and one Headphones xD
♥♥♥♥ this Game...
I want my money back !!! xD
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114 of 129 people (88%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 22, 2015
The Gist of the Story

A young boy named Thomas moves into a new house, where he can make memorable memories that will last him a lifetime. Little did he know there’s a creature there that lurks in the darkness of the night. Thomas finds the tape recordings of a young girl named Alyssa. In the recordings, she and her sister describes the boogeyman, a monster that loves to visit at night for a chance to nibble on them. She notes that she has left her trusty flashlight, the monster’s weakness, under the bed. Grabbing it, Thomas stays up during the night to protect himself from this relentless attacker.

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Gameplay

The game consists of surviving during the nights similarly to the FNAF (Five Nights At Freddy’s) games. It’s not a carbon copy as it is a little different from FNAF. Thomas is armed with only a flashlight, a tool that will prevent the Boogeyman from entering his room. This is a magical torch will drive off the boogeyman with its beam of light. It’s an ancient technology capable of bringing down the most devilish monsters out there. If given to the wrong hands, the world will be driven to the brink of destruction. This means that Thomas is the one, the one boy that will protect humanity and save all of us from evil… or so I would like to think. He’s probably just a normal boy and it’s probably just a normal flashlight.

Anyways, the first few nights are quiet. It picks up around the 4th night and so forth. The Boogeyman has four ways of getting in Thomas’ room: The vent, the closet, the door and the window. On those occasions where the Boogeyman isn’t present, there’s a high possibility that he is hiding under the bed and this becomes a problem when you need to put new batteries for your torch because of course the extra batteries are there. Unfortunately, there’s a chance that the batteries will not be there. (For me, the batteries were almost never there. That’s me. Lucky Lucy)

The game is heavily dependent on sound cues and learning these cues will help you survive the night. They’re simple and distinct from one another. However, during nights where there’s a snowstorm, for example, it will be hard to discern which direction the boogeyman will come from because the storm will mostly drown out almost all the sounds in the room. This problem and the fact that there are other distracting noises, like the booming white noise from the television that will keep you from hearing the cues.

There are three difficulties: easy, medium, and hard mode. The only difference that I found between the difficulties is the rate of battery drainage. Obviously, on hard mode, the battery will drain faster and on later nights like 5 and 6, grabbing the extra battery from under bed becomes paramount if you hope to survive the night. Just cross your fingers it’ll be there.

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Did ya scare me?

The scare factor of the game, on the scale of 1-10 (1 being, “me looking for something to scare me but couldn’t find it, no matter how hard I tried” and 10 being, “I ♥♥♥♥ my pants, I should’ve worn a diaper”), I rate Boogeyman a 2 out of 10 (2 being, “Sorry, I meant to scare but failed.”)

First of all, the model for the Boogeyman is a bit laughable. I don’t mean to be disrespectful but it could be more menacing. It tries to scare you. For instance, he whispers in your ears, “I’m hungry.” Of course I must respond with, “There are leftovers in the fridge, man! Let me sleep!” If I have my way, I suppose there wouldn’t be a game. I say this but I did get somewhat freaked out when he started walking towards me. He is a silent esshole (let’s see if Steam bleeps this one).

The game lacks a threatening monster but the well placed ambient sounds do make up for it. It’s not enough to create a scary atmosphere but it can bring about an uneasy tension that the monster fails to elicit. I especially enjoyed the times when it’s raining or snowing outside because the weather noises paired with the supernatural occurrences (e.g. boom box malfunctioning or music box randomly playing) happening in the room makes for a more interesting game.

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Graphics and Technical Issues

The game is built on the Unreal Engine 4 and considering the setting is in a little boy’s room, graphic wise, it’s fitting. It’s not extravagant. There are several graphical options so there is room for tweaking if the game isn’t running up to par with your machine. If it’s still running slow, the developer(s) seems to be very active in sending out updates and responses from the looks of the forums.

Personally, I didn’t encounter any bugs nor had any crashes but that’s me.

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My observations

Honestly, the game becomes dull and repetitive by the 30 minute mark. Whether it’s on easy or hard mode, I barely felt the difference between the two modes. That’s me personally.

Alyssa’s (spelling?) little story was more intriguing than the actually game itself. She and her sister play a valuable role since they discuss the boogeyman in more detail in their tape recordings. They do act as part of the tutorial but the sisters’ conversations are a highlight for me. Whoever voices them, does it very well.

Also, at times, you can see an apparition of a young girl and I wonder if that’s Alyssa or her sister haunting Thomas.

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Wrap Up

For 7.99, will I recommend this? I say, get it on a discount. If you enjoy games like Five Night’s At Freddy’s, maybe this is a game that you will enjoy since they are similar in structure.

It’s not the best game I’ve played, but it’s not the worst. It made me laugh and I know that’s not the developer’s intention to tickle their players but I need laughs in my life.

I’m reading that Boogeyman scares the beejesus out of some players so maybe I’m just weird.

Thanks for reading :)

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TL;DR

Pros:

- Great dynamic sounds that plays an important role in gameplay
- VR support

Cons:
- The Boogeyman character model could be more menacing
- Becomes dull and repetitive fairly quickly
- There aren’t any noticeable differences between easy and hard mode

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By the way, if you have the time, watch me fool around in Boogeyman

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95 of 140 people (68%) found this review helpful
98 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 6, 2015
Spooky, scary Boogeyman send shivers down your bed.
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29 of 37 people (78%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2015
Scare factor Quadrupled with the Oculus on!
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32 of 43 people (74%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
13.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 24, 2015
This game is amazing in my books! It has FNAF like influences but don't mistake this for another crappy fnaf clone because this is far from it. With little to no bugs, amazing atmoshpere, good quality jumpscares, great enemy boogeyman model and much more, I can easily put this in my top 10 favorite horror games thus far!

I played this on my YouTube and completed every night including Halloween night, which let's just say is very difficult lol.
My end verdict, if you are a horror fan this is a must buy!

Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-e4bM7bCWFg
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31 of 46 people (67%) found this review helpful
20 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 15, 2015
Firstly, a disclaimer: No, no, and finally NO, I have not yet played Five Nights at Freddy's 4. But I'm well aware that there may be certain strong similarities between that particular game and this one. I have, in any case, played the first three FNAF games, and can thereby make comparisons to those.

I'm relieved to report that this is probably the best FNAF "homage" that I've played thus far. Have I played them all? Again...NO. I play a lot of horror games, and not all of them have to resemble an ever-so-mildly "ground-breaking" title from as far back in the annals of human history as the year 2014. But I have played a few Freddy "rip-offs", and this is probably the best. Well, okay...the best which features a first-person perspective, like Freddy's. Go To Bed: Survive The Night is probably on a par with this. But it doesn't look like this. But it is set in a bedroom, where you have to keep beasties at bay, sometimes using light and...

Oh Lord, do you see how difficult this is getting? This is because I know what a bunch of tribal ferals the FNAF fans are. Self-righteous little turds who think that because something got released while they were just growing their first pubic hairs, it's the most revolutionary thing to come down the turnpike since SLICED ♥♥♥♥ING BREAD. Every generation does it, I'm sure. I'm sure MY generation did it. Hell, a fair proportion of MY generation thought that we invented rock 'n' roll (it was actually called "grunge", and contrary to some reports, WASN'T actually the first time in recorded human history that someone had plugged in a guitar and screamed over the top of it). So anyway, can I get on with my review now? Now that I've acknowledged that, yes, I'm aware of a series that this game takes some, ahem, "inspiration" from?! A series which is barely over a year old as I type these words?!? Good. Thank you.

Boogeyman is actually rather good. Not revolutionary, but good. Not the most original game in all of gaming history, but really, really solid. And as an added bonus, and unlike some other super-recent FNAF "clones" (Emily Wants to Play? Emily Wants to Suck My Big, Fat ♥♥♥♥, more likely!), it lays down its rules simply and clearly and just ups the stakes from there. In other words, it's clever enough, without being TOO "clever" for its own boots. Sure, it messes with you, but it's mostly quite fair and doesn't wallow TOO much in "cheap deaths" the way that many FNAF wannabes - and the FNAF games themselves, for that matter - do. And I suspect it would be better still with one of them Oculus Rift thingies.

Definitely recommended, not ONLY to Freddy fans, but to horror fans in general. No great shakes - maybe a few decent scares, at best - but a very solid premise with very solid gameplay and a few minor tricks up its sleeves. Nice.

Verdict: 8.5/10.

(PS All you "Freddy" fanatics DO know that there was a very famous horror "Freddy" long before the Fazbear? Just a minor example of how you little tiddlywinks DIDN'T invent ANY ♥♥♥♥ing wheels. Google it if you need to.)
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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
Pros:
+ Pleasant to look at graphics
+ Decent animation
+ Awesome Monster Designs and Concepts
+ Tense and well built atmosphere
+ Well placed scares
+ Constantly improving, consistant addition of new things
+ Management Horror

Cons:
- A couple of minor glitches ( will explain below )
- Issue with the menu screen
- No mouse sensitivity options ( My mouse will fly around )
- A bit too easy but suddenly 0 to 100 on Night 5 and beyond.


PROS: Boogeyman is an $7.99 game which I picked up for only $3.99 and has been an overall enjoyable experiance and worth the $3.99 that I paid for it. Following on the tails of the new popular genre of management horror, as made popular by Five Nights at Freddy's, Boogeyman is a fresh take on this genre and does not clone other popular management horror games- even if it comes with the Fazbear brand cassete tapes to start the nights off. A lot of love and care has gone into the details of this game, making Thomas's room very detailed and putting a lot of time and effort into the animations of the various monsters and items in the room. Boogeyman also has very, very good sound engineering that makes audio the main focus of surviving the night. Not only in the survival portions of the night but the collection portions as well. The atmosphere is also very well built with the lore and consistant with its tense build up of threat instead of throwing jumpscares at you like most horror games found on Steam. It is an overall challenging and fun experiance!

CONS ( but mostly recommendations to the developer ): Something that I noticed is that Boogeyman has heavy VR support and I did not play it with a VR set up, which would definately intensify the survival parts of the night- but the developer shouldn't forget to include the players who are not using VR and to make sure to have full control support ( i.e. mouse sensitivity settings ). There were a few glitches when I was playing that resulted in having to suicide under a vent or restarting the program- this being that when I opened the menu while in the survival portion of the night that no keys would let me close the menu therefore resulting me in having to close the program. The second glitch which I encountered was the shelf in the bathroom would become inaccessible since I could not fit between the bath tub and the toilet- meaning that when the flashlight was in that location that I would not longer be able to access the rest of the game unless I suicide or re-start the program. Lastly, when it comes to issues, I felt that the difficulty level majorly increased- I went from being able to complete to night barely looking at the screen to being completely unable to make it one hour into the night ( which may be my own fault ) but with the trailor, I cannot imagine getting far past where I currently stopped.

But despite this, I would recommend this game for the $7.99 that the developers are charging for it. You will definately get a few hours of fun and challenge, especially those that you are into games like FNAF.

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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
For starters, let me clarify something: this game has nothing to do with that atrocious slasher film titled Boogeyman. Neither does it have anything to do with its sequels. Boogeyman is about the very mythical creature that parents use to make their children go bed in time or simply behave properly. I think the adaptation of such a thing is a very clever idea.

Many people compared this to the series called Five Nights At Freddy's. The concept is similar: we are positioned at a specific place - we cannot move just look around in Thomas' room. Mentioned boy is equipped with a flashlight, the sole weapon that is capable of ridding ourselves of the boogeyman. The mission is very simple: survive till 6 o'clock in the morning. We have to survive 6 hours on our bed while the creature can enter our room through the window, the vent, come out of the cupboard or from under the bed and can even use the door from the corridor to peek in.

The game uses a handful of distractions. While we can manage ourselves pretty soon we realise it's not just about the surveillance but also about paying attention to various noises the boogeyman makes. Did he just make a scratching sound? He's coming from under our bed. Do you hear him breathing? He will not come out but you are not to take a look at underneath you.

And this is what I like about the game: it forces you to look under the bed. The very place with batteries to charge your flashlight. It is the challenging part as you definitely get some important seconds lost while going down there which is a must. Early on you find the game easy but come Night 4 and you are in for a world of hurt! Overall, 7 nights are to be completed and I have to say I enjoyed the ride.

Back to distractions: the game employs some weather effects to play with your senses. While the lightning can help you see the room for a sec or two the constant sound of the heavy rain may suppress the boogie's noises. There are a couple of lights turned on but sooner or later all are switched off and we barely have any lighting sources. I like how the toys can be turned on out of the blue making us drive up the wall. The cymbal-banging monkey toy in the corner just behind us looks as if he just arrived from a Stephen King novel.

The game has an additional, free-roaming, house exploration mode but that I did not like. I did not find it as terrifying as the original concept. Moreover I cannot comment on the VR option. A propos VR: the floating menus are certainly an improvement compared to the ones in the older versions but it does not pause the game itself - it is pretty annoying to start over because I had the idea of changing something in the video settings.

Some more gameplay modes and added difficulty levels would be great additions. Also, the death animation is pretty annoying as in case a 2nd or 3rd boogeyman enters the room while the animation is being played it is followed up by theirs. This repetition of monster pop-up and an ugly red screen could certainly use some improvement.

Boogeyman is a refreshing concept in a genre that has seen some great games in recent years such as Slenderman or Outlast. It can certainly stand on its own but I recommend the developer make some improvements here and there to fully utilise this great idea.
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