Asymmetric multiplayer meets atmospheric horror
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Mixed (504) - 53% of the 504 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jun 17, 2021

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About This Game

Asymmetric multiplayer meets atmospheric horror in this indie title as three scientists on a mission gone awry find themselves stranded deep underground. As the shadows coalesce around them, they hear a screech in the distance. They are not alone and they must escape.

In this co-op game, you and up to two teammates must escape a cave while a fourth player hunts you down. You must collect keys from the world around you to progress to the next area, all the while collecting eggs to serve as research material. Unfortunately, you are being hunted by a monster in the cave the entire time. Your only means of defense is your flashlight, the light of which will harm the monster. But be careful, lest you run out of batteries. Good luck escaping the cavern in one piece and with your friendships intact.

For the monster player, your goals are simple! Attack the players and defend your home. You can manipulate the environment by creating walls to distract and separate the players while maintaining your stealthy hunt down. While you can attack them at any moment, you are quite sensitive to their light and can find yourself easily repelled. To successfully hunt the players you must remain in the shadows and stalk them until your confidence in the hunt reaches a maximum, represented by a bar on the side of the screen. Once at full you will be resistant to their light and be able to openly hunt them down and spread your terror. Happy hunting.

This is a multiplayer-only experience. You may start up the game with only one player, but will be unable to progress unless you get some friends to help you.

This game was developed using Unity over the course of a single semester at the University of Utah by a team of game developers.

System Requirements

    • OS: 7 SP1+, 8, 10, 64-bit versions only
    • Processor: SSE2 instruction set support
    • Graphics: Graphics card with DX10 (shader model 4.0) capabilities
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection

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