Near future. You are a prisoner in a deep underground prison. Your only option is escape, but can you make it and get out? Overcome your fears and solve puzzles all alone.
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Release Date: Feb 29, 2016

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About This Game

Near future. You are a prisoner in a deep underground prison. Your only option is escape, but can you make it and get out? Overcome your fears and solve puzzles all alone.

- Solitary dungeon atmosphere that will challenge you
- Puzzles and objectives to solve and get through
- Sci-fi environment to explore
- Cinematic feel as you are engulfed in this sci-fi thriller
- Trading cards

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7 - Attention: Windows 8 MAY cause problems
    • Processor: AMD Phenom 9550
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon 4800 or better (of course also NIVIDA)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9 compatible
    • OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7 - Attention: Windows 8 MAY cause problems
    • Processor: intel core i5 or better @3GHZ
    • Memory: 4096 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 8600 или ATI Radeon HD series
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9 compatible
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 28
"Case #8" is an interesting atmospheric horror puzzle game, with a very scant story, and pretty visuals.



- Random crashes: The game keeps crashing. Particularly when moving between areas, and when dying/reloading areas.

- Sound effects: Some of the placement of sound effects/audio clips are a little off.. not only in placement, but timing as well. There is a spot where a door closes on its own accord, and the sounds used give the impression that this is supposedly terrifyingly daunting and overwhelming, when really, scarier things have happened in this same area. Its a little perplexing.

- Puzzles: I was going to put this as a NEUTRAL, but, its really not... the main "gameplay" in Case #8 is puzzle solving. When the puzzles are overwhelmingly simple and rudimentary, its not really very engaging.. they could have done a much better job with the amount of puzzles, by adding a lot of them, rather than having only a good few types of puzzle, but fewer overall in terms of sheer number.

- Polish/Breakability: The game is very pretty, as in the POSITIVE section states, but... its rough around the edges. There are places where you can walk "out of a zone" and die, or break the game in a way that is too easy to do, such as hit the "short elevator" switches, while not on the platform. The platform doesn't lower, as one would expect, but the protagonist freezes, and the sound effects are heard. When you stand back on the platform, it lowers slowly, but you can jump on/off. Some areas, as well, have invisible barriers in odd places, such as over a railing with a lot of headroom above it. It just feels like it could've been better "wrapped up" upon finalization.

- Entities(?): They're not frightening... neither Master Hand nor corpses straight out of Dead Space work here, sadly :/

- The Story/ Ending: There is no real ending. Its more like a "slight incline" hanger than a "cliffhanger", tbh. It doesn't go anywhere substantial, and just feels phoned in. " * out of nowhere statement, statement, statement*" <--- game ends.


+ Atmosphere: The devs did a good job setting up the environment/atmosphere. Granted it does feel more like being trapped inside a "space station" more than a penitentiary of some kind, its textured and lit very well. It's pleasing to look at, and they craft a good experience visually, for the most part... minus the "entities", as per the negative section.


Do I recommend?
..well, surprisingly, yes.

Even though the negatives outweigh the positives in this game, I'd say that it's a good little game to playthrough if you're not expecting much of anything. If you've been gifted this, or pick it up for really cheap, then yeah, give it a go~

Just don't expect it to work 100% of the time~ ;)
Now, its time for me to go crash, myself~
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35 of 47 people (74%) found this review helpful
34 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 10
Boy, I wish I loved anything as much as this game loves crashing. There's not even any rhyme or reason as to WHY it could be crashing sometimes; it's just doing it because it has a burning passion for crashing and it's not going to let you or its parents or the town mayor tell it otherwise. It crashes at the start menu. It crashes at the loading screens. It crashes if you try and record it. It crashes when you enter a room. Let me tell you, if Case #8 could crash while it was crashing, it'd be all over that. There are people kept in padded cells and fed on a pole that are more stable than this game.

Which is kind of a shame because, honestly, Case #8 isn't a horrible game. 'Good' might be stretching it but it's at least average, bundles together a handful of decent scares and is fairly priced. From what I managed to play, there's nothing in the way of combat with the game wheeling out some basic puzzles and item collecting instead as you progress around the prison, gathering the odd piece of scattered lore here and there. It's pasted together in FPS Creator which might well be the source of its problems as this definitely isn't the first time a game from there has been spat out riddled with mystifying bugs.

Obviously, I can't recommend something this ridiculously broken at the moment, regardless of the game's quality. It's possible to shoulder your way through a lot of the crashes by reloading or relaunching but I reached a point after the third stage where it refused to pass the loading screen five times in a row and, with the gaming backlog I'm sure we all share, I had to ask myself whether it was worth the strife to persist with it. I settled on a 'no'.

Whatever joy I managed to squeeze out of this crashaholic is below:
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31 of 43 people (72%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 9
Game crashed a few minutes in. Maybe it'll be fixed in the future.
No explanation of controls leading to lots of guessing.
No clear explanation (or indication) if a door is locked or needs power or is unlocked.

You're a prisoner in an underground prisoner put in isolation. You were sent to prison for murdering your family. I guess you are innocent? You are told all this in some fairly clunky text.

Level design looks okay from what little I saw before the crash.

I'd wait on this one folks. Maybe the developers will fix it and make it a bit more stable.
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15 of 18 people (83%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 3
4.8/10 - Almost a Winner, Just A Little Too Raw!

I don't know if this is considered the finished product; but I can say that there is definitely room for improvement. My computer sucks, but its old school consistent and never has programs crash. This game with amazing accuracy will crash every 15-30 minutes for no apparent reason.

You are prisoner #8, and have allegedly killed (7) other people including your family. Something at the underground prison has gone ghastly wrong and an opportunity to escape has presented itself. You attempt to flea but soon realize things aren't going to be as easy as anticipated. You are not alone…

Overall, the game is pretty average once you get past the crashes. Everything is just a little too bare bones for me to completely enjoy this one. There are no settings, no characters, little story elements and too few interactive elements. If anything I would classify this as an Early Access Exploration game.

Worth $0.99-$1.99 assuming you know up front about the issues.

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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 31
Case #8 is yet another cookie-cutter first person horror game. I'd say it's a technically poor one, but despite the frequent crashes and bugs, it does get an acceptable framerate, so overall it's average for its genre in that area.

Walk around a bunch of poorly lit rooms, pick up items and activate arbitrary event flags so that you can open doors and walk around more poorly lit rooms. If that sounds boring as hell, don't worry. The game also attempts a few jump scares, which lack any followup and thus end up being about as scary as a typical YouTube Poop.

The story is a different kind of bad in each chapter. Chapter 1 sets up the bland "escape the place" plot common among amateur games. In chapter 2 you have to glitch yourself through a door to get some dynamyte, which you then stand too close to as it goes off in order to set up the next chapter. Chapter 3 is a clone of P.T. I haven't played or even watched P.T., but I can still tell it's a clone because the level's Steam Trading Card is labeled "P.T." I guess when you admit your game is a rip-off it instantly becomes an homage. Finally, chapter 4 reveals that the player character committed the crime that the game said he committed at the beginning, and then ends with a "To be continued." So in summary, the game goes from cliché storm to idiot plot to borderline plagiarism and concludes on an anticlimax. What a great way to spend an hour and a half.

It's okay for the game to suck, though, because it's only four dollars, and everyone knows that MSRP is the only metric on which we should base our expectations. Nevermind that good games like Ballpoint Universe: Infinite are in the same price point; if it's under five bucks, all standards go out the window!

Seriously, though, ♥♥♥♥ this game with a red herring laser mechanism.

UPDATE: Just noticed that the vast majority of positive reviews are blatant sockpuppets (no details, just "Good game", "Cool game", "Nice horror", etc). Peace, this isn't the App Store. You're trying to sell to people who actually enjoy video games; people who are more savvy than you're apparently used to. This kind of behavior reflects very badly on you, so cut it out.
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 19
Unplayably broken.
At first I wasn't able to run the game at all. After giving the program admin privileges it finally started, showing me immediately the main menu. There's no logo, no title screen, nothing. Weird. And in the menu I've discovered the game doesn't allow you to change anything - not even screen resolution or mouse sensitivity. That is absolutely unacceptable.
The game itself looks surprisingly nice for a low-budget title and the puzzles in the first level were quite entertaining. However, the game keeps crashing, for example when accessing the video terminal. This is pretty bad because it doesn't save your position in the middle of the level so the crash means you have to start over from the beginning.
And then I reached the elevator, the game saved... and crashed again. And since then the loaded position crashed every single time, preventing me from ever seeing level 2.
It's a shame because the game looked promising. Right now I'm asking for a refund but if the game gets fixed, let me know and I may update the review.
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 28
Any game that crashes like this is not worth buying. We should get our money back until they can fix the problems.

It started off well, but the game crashing ruins the entire gameplay.

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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
Crashed after 10 minutes. Has no options menu. Doesn't tell you what the controls are. Looks terrible. Sounds terrible. Stupid story backgroun. II tried to open a box and got stuck in what I guess what was some kind of mini-game, but there were no instructions and no indication of what I was supposed to be doing and no way to exit the mini-game I could find.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 24
The game does crash often and doesn't save often enough. The puzzles are random non-sense and don't always work like they should. I ran into a wall literally, and fell out of the map. The game feels and looks half done and half ♥♥♥ made. I have never wanted my money back with any game I didn't like after purchasing but this is the first. Hostel creators or object in the game have large hit boxes and are unnecessarily hard to get past. I just don't like this game...

I would NOT recommend this game to anyone. If you do end up buying this game then just don't go over two hours so you can get your money back.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 12
The game crashes while loading new areas and loading saves. I played for a couple hours, but found that progressing to the end was impossible for me. Don't buy this game.
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1.8 hrs
Posted: October 25

A game practically painful to play due to wicked headbob and a wonky FoV, players sensitive to this should stay away.

The game attempts to weave a story about amnesia and arson slowly delivered by disjointed notes scattered around an empty facility. Minor puzzles block the player's progression but generally require going down a hallway to find an item need in order to use it down a different hallway.

The lack of accurate audio SFX makes the experience fall flat and fails to maintain any level of tension for the occasional jump scare to have any weight.
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Interfector |XTF|
2.2 hrs
Posted: October 3
unfortunately i cannot recommend this game. it has great atmosphere and setting with a couple of jumpscares but story is too shallow, game is too short, and it is constantly crashing when loading new area.
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Zap Rosdower
3.5 hrs
Posted: September 24
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3.8 hrs
Posted: September 11
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1.1 hrs
Posted: September 4
Honestly, I kind of enjoyed this game despite a few minor problems. Reading the other reviews, I expected this game to be barely playable and crash left and right, but to my surprise, it only crashed 3 times for me. I am by no mean giving it a pass for its technical issues. The developer should honestly fix these problems, but the chances of that seem highly unlikely at this point. I will say that the game only seemed to crash when loading between levels, so it wasn't that bad because I didn't lose any progress, but it was an annoyance.

Now let's get to the actual game. You are prisoner #8 who was imprisoned for murdering his family and when your cell door opens mysteriously, your goal is to now escape. Your prison seems to be abandoned with the exception of some creature things that pop up in jump scares. There is no combat in the game, but there are a few sequences that can instant kill you and make you restart the entire level since there is no checkpointing. This was only a problem for me in one level where I kept dying to the "master hand" and had to replay the same part three times.


-Overall, the game did have a creepy atmosphere and some of the scares really did get to me.
-Decent Atmosphere and the scares were pretty good; some were kind of predictable.
-The game looks decent, graphics-wise, though there does seem to be a bright shine off of some of the environment which did obstruct my view on one of the lockpicking mini games.
-The game is $3, and I beat it in a little under an hour, so I'll let you decide if that's worth it or not
-Don't expect too much from the story, it's present, but doesn't add much. Though I should note the the game ends saying "To be continued", so I don't know if there is another part coming or not.
-Some technical problems, including the punctual crash that always happens loading between levels
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2.2 hrs
Posted: August 19
It needs an update. I really want to like this game but I can't load the second level without the game crashing. Please optimize it better so it doesn't crash, bc this does have potential and did scare the crap out of me
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3.7 hrs
Posted: July 27
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lordpotatoeftw |
0.3 hrs
Posted: July 27
Is the game good? i dont know, i wasnt abble to go further that the loading screen.....
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3.8 hrs
Posted: July 27
I got so ♥♥♥♥♥♥ off with this game crashing i gave up at level 4.
Only auto saves and between crashes it takes forever to progress.
This game needs a lot of work to make it playable, ie ( options, game saves etc).
Why it takes so long to load i dont know. WHEN IT DOES!
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