The Unwelcomed is an escape the room (EtR) type game created for VR and was inspired by such classics as Crimson Room. The Unwelcomed starts by inviting you to come to your late uncle's mansion to claim it as your own. Once you arrive, however, it's going to be hard to leave...
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Release Date: Oct 11, 2016

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We want to ensure that we get community feedback about our game in regards to content, interaction, in-game feedback, and overall immersion. Because of that, we decided to release it under Early Access initially. This allows us to get proper feedback about the gameplay and interactions that really can't be successfully gained without letting the users play the game.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We hope to fully release the game in 2017, with new content coming out as we complete it during Early Access.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“This release of the game is to get the community involved in what we are doing and to share our ideas thus far. We hope to continually expand on our existing world of puzzle rooms, integrating the community's feedback where possible and applicable. Check on our announcements board for our upcoming roadmap for more information about what we hope to achieve and what we've already created in our Early Access game.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Currently, the game allows for users to access our first build, learn about interactions in the initial apartment, and then have the opportunity to complete puzzle rooms inside the mansion. As we move forward, we hope to release new puzzle rooms at defined intervals along with fixes and additional game mechanics.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“Yes. As we define additional content for the game, we will increase the price nominally to cover costs of the new content. Thus, anyone purchasing early on will be able to get our full content for less than our final release price.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“As we have stated, we are continually looking for community feedback about the game. Please post to our forum or to our Steam discussion board with any feedback, comments, or other info.”
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June 25

The Unwelcomed v1.2a Release Notes

Greetings Gamers!

We found a few glitches in our previous v1.2 release.

Resolved Issues:
Room 3: Keypad one randomization had a typo in one of the notes. The number is now correct.
Room 4: Thunder and lighting timing is no longer set to debug mode and will not occur every 30 seconds
Room 1: Added additional vegetables to ensure there is enough for cooking

Thank you all for your feedback!

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June 22

The Unwelcomed v1.20 Release Notes

Greetings Gamers!

Just in time for the Summer Sale! This release details our 4th and 5th rooms, along with a new game mechanic, breakable objects, as well as Oculus Rift support!

As a note, the Summer Sale will be the best price we've had on the game since launch, and will be the last time we offer this deep of a discount until we fully release the game later this year. Get it now while it's cheap!

TL;DR - For those who just want the short list :-D
- Order of rooms has changed.
- Oculus Rift Support
- 2 New rooms
- Breakable objects, Cuttable Objects
- Dynamic Puzzle Answers (keypads and papers randomized)
- Height Adjust Menu Option Works
- Spiders!
- Some crashes have been reported, we're tracking down the issue.

Updates and Fixes in this Release:
- Oculus Rift Support!
- Revamped Room Puzzles. Objects may be shifted around and new items may work in the place of old items.
- Updated several of the old notes left in the rooms to provide better clarity on puzzle clues.
- Revamped Room order by difficulty - The Bedroom (previously room 1) is now room 4. Room 1 is now the kitchen; Bon appetite!
- New Room: Kitchen - Come try your hand at a little cooking and maybe make a friend along the way. (Room 1)
- New Room: Kids Room - What's horrifying to most people? Children! Come play with us... in the new Kids Room (Room 5)
- Room 4 Bedroom: Updated clock to only be accessible after the bookshelf has been triggered to provide more insight into why.
- New Breakable Objects - Glasses, Bottles, Crates, Barrel Lids, Small Stools, and other items can now be destroyed by smashing them on a hard surface or by finding a large item to crush them with.
- New Cuttable Objects - Some objects like ropes and produce and be sliced with sharp objects.
- Updated doors in foyer to handle our new layout. We now have a total of 8 room entrances on the first floor.
- Change in Behavior: Candles will now light when touched to any flame.
- Revamped LightSwitches to handle multiple LightBulb objects correctly.
- Added new Steam Achievements: Tutorial (Complete the Apartment), Room 4 Completion, Room 5 Completion
- Fixed: New drawer script now keeps items in place while drawers are moving without distorting scale on the objects.
- Fixed: Minor typo in Room 3 where one of the plates details 'first' instead of 'First'
- Added dynamic text capabilies to notes and diaries.
- Added puzzle info randimization. Sorry folks - Keypad values are now dynamic and will be different for each playthrough. Additionally, notes and plates may also provide different information on each playthrough.
- Fixed: Players are no longer able to open two menu's
- Fixed: Menu no longer appears 'below' the player in room that have elevation changes.
- Menu now removes room around player to ensure visibility.
- Options menu has been updated:
* Reset button for the current room in case you destroy or lose something important. This will restart the current room from the beginning. Hover for 5 seconds to reset.
* Height adjust now works as expected with all teleporter types.
* Ability to remove Spiders!
* Ability to unlock all doors to wander around and enjoy the rooms ++Disables achievements until the next run of the game++
- Many, many other minor fixes, updates, and additional polish to various mechanics and objects.

Known Issues:
Room 3: KeyPad 1 - The paper is incorrect in one instance of the random code, ending should be 50, not 20.
Currently, the player has the ability to interact with objects inside closed/locked objects using other objects or grab them directly.
If you attach a paper to the corkboard in room 2, you can attach random objects to the paper as if it were a corkboard.
When players grab the candle and turn it, the flame stays upright (correct), but the start point of the flame drops below the wick.
Due to the complexity of the new systems, we've also managed to introduce some instability, there are a few random scenarios that may crash the game. If this happens, please send the log files over to support@theunwelcomed.com

We have now updated the KB/M version to be parallel with the VR release. This does have a few bugs however:
KB/M: Highlighting on objects is 'fuzzy' or 'broken lines'.
KB/M: Getting too close to the barrels in room 1 causes the player to 'Sink'

Development Roadmap:
These are things we want to see implemented at some point. Some are also refinements of existing mechanics. If you have made a suggestion via our discussion board, it will probably end up here!

As we get closer to the actual release of our game, we have started to remove some items from the roadmap as they are either too time consuming, or not something that we feel we can implement well enough to release.

We realized much too late that some of the previous items required much more time and ability than our small team has available, and so we've had to omit some of our favorite ideas in lieu of actually creating a completed product.

These ideas and features are in no particular order and we'll be adding and removing them from the list as time goes on, but we'll post the most current items with our release notes.

- Save state in case you have to bail in the middle of a room
- Multiple endings based on room solve rate/time
- Additional puzzle randomizations and mutations
- Continued improvement on the hands and movement models
- More Puzzles!
- Additional ambient sounds to keep players on their toes
- Additional achievements for exploring the rooms
- Steam Trading cards

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About This Game

You've spent the day lounging about your apartment, contemplating what else to watch on TV. As you gaze around the room, you remember that there was an official looking letter that came in the mail - perhaps you should open it and see what it is...

The Unwelcomed is an escape the room (EtR) type game created for VR and was inspired by such classics as Crimson Room. The Unwelcomed starts by inviting you to come to your late uncle's mansion to claim it as your own. Once you arrive, however, it's going to be hard to leave...

What you need to know about this release:

For Keyboard and Mouse users, the key mapping options do not currently work. Keyboard binds are as follows:

E – Use/Interact: Any object that can open, such as doors, drawers, or lids are openable by targeting them with the crosshairs and pressing this button. Additionally, some objects require another object to work, such as grabbing the keys from the hanger and 'using' them while in contact with the door handle in the apartment.

Right Click – Pick Up Object: Any object that can be picked up, target with the crosshairs and hold the right click button to grab it.

Mouse Wheel +/- While holding an object, scroll the mouse wheel to move it closer or further away from the player.

Alt – Rotate object with mouse: While holding an object, hold ALT and move the mouse to rotate the object in space in front of you in order to inspect it

F – Flashlight Toggle: Once you have picked up a flashlight in a room, it will be available to you. You can turn it on/off by pressing this key.

L.Shift - Crouch Toggle: You can crouch to reach lower spaces by pressing and holding Left Shift.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel® i5-4590, AMD FX 8350 equivalent or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 970, AMD Radeon™ R9 290 equivalent or better, Video Output: HDMI 1.4, DisplayPort 1.2 or newer
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: HTC Vive or Keyboard and Mouse
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel® i7 4th Generation equivalent or better
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 970, AMD Radeon™ R9 290 equivalent or better, Video Output: HDMI 1.4, DisplayPort 1.2 or newer
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: HTC Vive or Keyboard and Mouse
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.11.2
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA 650ti (1GB) or AMD 5770 (1GB) or Intel Iris Pro or better
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Keyboard and Mouse Only
    Recommended:
    • OS: 10.11.2
    • Processor: 2.7 GHz i5
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA 700 series (2GB) or AMD R9 series (2GB)
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Keyboard and Mouse Only
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04.2 64-bit or Steam OS
    • Processor: Intel i3-3225 3.3ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA 650 (1GB)
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Keyboard and Mouse Only
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04.2 64-bit or Steam OS
    • Processor: Intel i7 series
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA 960 (2GB)
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Keyboard and Mouse Only
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