Fight your natural fears and help your friend to find a way to escape this forgotten place. Set on an abandoned mine. This Side is a roguelike survival horror game that you will have a terrifying experience with a friend to find the way to freedom.
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Release Date:
May 15, 2019

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We believe every game is an experience. Most of the experience is defined by the player while play, that means, we as game designers and developers can show some patterns but the player that completes them. So we aim to listen the community as close as possible to orient our development and mindset.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We can't accurately predict how long Early Access will take. Our vision is to release when the game has good results with the feeling of horror and immersion of the players. If everything works as planned, we expect the Early Access to finish around the early of 2020, but it can be delayed.”

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

“Before we are ready to launch the game, we want to make the survival horror experience a little more "directed", we want the players to have a true co-op experience, helping each other to figure out in this frightening place tools necessary to survive. Our focus is to create a double sided experience where each player plays a different game to reach the same goal. We aim to build more environmental hazardous and create horror through mechanics instead of only rely on aesthetics.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“This Side currently is focused on the core gameplay, but we still have a few polishes to make on the core loop. We did the basic dressing of the stage, but the environment still needs a few things to be fully dressed as we are imagining in order to improve the replayability. We'll try not to release any game-breaking bugs, but the players can expect to find a few bugs while new features are being implemented. See the "About This Game" section for more information about what features are implemented so far.”

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

“No, we don't plan any change on the price.”

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

“The feedback from the community is important to improve the overall experience. We plan to analyze game plays, provide forms to collect data from the community and also receive feedback from bugs and bad experience the players faces while trying to play our game. You can talk to us using the Steam Community Hub or our This Side Website. The forms will be found on community hub, our site and inside the game. If you want to follow our progress, our social media will have everything you want to know.
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About This Game

This Side is a 2 players co-op roguelike survival game.

Be Aware

The game is currently on the Early Access version so please be patient and if you find something that you think we could improve or need to be fixed don't be shy and lets us know here on Steam or even on our social media!

The History

This current version This Side it's about two friends that need help each other to find a way out of a dangerous place. In the future, we aim to increase the amount of information about the place and tell the players what happens there.

Key Features


We aim for This Side to be a truly cooperative experience where both players need to help each other to finish the game.
The game has two play sides Inside and Outside the mines.

Inside the Mines
Inside the mine, the player faces the hazardous environment of an abandoned mine.
For now, the player needs to find his way through the mine, while facing cave collapsing and flooded areas. He also needs to be helped by the outside player who provides resources like heals and paint sprays. Our goal with the final experience is to make it's struggling and visceral like a real survival experience inside a confusing and dangerous place.

Outside the Mines
Outside the player needs to find their way to help his friend by controlling the environment inside the mines while it faces his own problems. In the current version, the player needs to find himself in an unmapped place to better help his friend inside the mine. He also faces environmental hazardous like storms and lightning that can strike him at any time. Our goal with the final experience is to make frightening by the need for help while one player faces the struggle inside the mine he put his pain on his friend shoulders.

Both players in the future will have survival mechanics based on their own environment the idea behind that is not to flood the player by resources administration but make the sense of surviving more believable. At the same time, we aim to make the survival experience more cooperative.


We aim for This Side to be a roguelike experience so, even though our mines are not more procedurally generated, other elements in the game are. And the future features will be.

About the development team

This Side is made on a co-production of two Brazilian game studios, Rising and Crystal Realms.

About the main developer of This Side and the future of the game

It is with deep sorrow that we inform you of the death of Pedro Henrique Nicolau de Souza, the main developer behind This Side, on April 3rd at the age of 33. Pedro was working on an overhaul of the game, adding new features and fixing bugs, but his passing halts further developments. Even though we will not see the final version he intended to release, we hope that leaving his work available and free on Steam will honor his legacy and commitment to videogames.

About Pedro

Born in Rio de Janeiro in 1988, Pedro Henrique was a huge fan of videogames from an early age. Starting with his father's Atari, he deepened his love for games in his teenage years on Squaresoft's JRPGs and late 90's survival horrors, such as Silent Hill and Resident Evil.

As he grew up, this passion turned into his career. He studied game development at Seven Computação Gráfica, and achieved his college degree in Information Technology Systems from Unicarioca. He taught Game Development and 3D Modelling at Seven and Pix, helping others like him to pursue their dream against the odds of the Brazilian gaming scene.

His dream was to build experiences that took players to the same places he went as a gamer in his teenage years, establish his career as a game designer, and support his family.

Pedro was affected by the great mental challenges imposed by Borderline Personality Disorder (BDP). In the shadow of his loss, we hope to raise awareness about this condition. Pedro was so much more than his diagnosis; and he will be deeply missed by those who loved him. If you are looking for information on BPD, we recommend you watch the following videos:

If you are struggling too – with this or other mental health conditions – we encourage you to seek professional help, talk about your condition and the challenges you are facing with people whom you trust, reach out to your loved ones, and do not give up on yourself. You are more loved than you can imagine and there is hope.

About the Engine

This Side is made with the full power of Unreal Engine 4.


The game contains flashing lights that may make it unsuitable for people with photosensitive epilepsy or other photosensitive conditions. Player discretion is advised.

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System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel I3 3.66 Ghz 4 Core
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GTX 650 2gb Vram
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 10 compatible
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel I7 4.20 Ghz 4 Core
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GTX 970 4gb Vram
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 20 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 11 compatible

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