System Under Surveillance (SUS) is a charming stealth puzzle adventure, where you have to avoid and trick enemies rather than fight them. Take control of Adam and his little robot, TURBO. Use their unique abilities to navigate a maze-like dystopian city. Do you have what it takes to escape?
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Feb 25, 2022

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

  • With System Under Surveillance, we want to create a unique gaming experience in which you, the player, are involved in the development process. Early Access will allow you to give us direct feedback, suggesting new content and improvements.

  • During our three-year journey as indie developers, we were faced with a dilemma: what kind of game do we want to create? Early Access allows us to tell the full story of Adam and TURBO over time, and create a truly memorable and unique experience based on your feedback. Without Early Access, our vision would simply not be possible.

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We expect the game to be in Early Access until the players are satisfied with the content of the game.”

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

“We plan to include the following features in the final version of the game:
  • More gameplay content, with additional unique levels and environments, as well as optional levels for you to enjoy and test yourself with harder puzzles.

  • More gadgets, power-ups, and unique puzzles. Based on your feedback and suggestions, we plan to add unique power-ups for each character, varying the gameplay, and allowing players to solve the puzzles in their unique style.

  • More comic book story panels, telling Adam and TURBO's backstory.

  • Replayability value: adding secrets and areas that will only be accessible with power-ups unlocked in later levels.

  • More platforms: the current built is only playable on Windows, but we plan further platforms in the future.

  • As we are an international team, we also plan to support multiple languages in the future. Let us know what language do you wish us to add the most.

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The current version offers:
  • 4 unique levels of increased length, each introducing new mechanics and environments;

  • 14 unlockable comic book pages made in beautiful hand-drawn pixel-art, showing part of Adam and TURBO's background story.

  • 2 playable characters, each with their own abilities and shortcomings;

  • Unlockable lore, based on the amount of Data Cubes you collect in each level;

  • Original retro-style soundtrack for each level.

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

“We plan to slightly increase the price of the final game and as we ship new content and features. Buying the Early Access now will give you access to all the future content of the main game.”

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

“Community feedback is extremely important to us and one of the main reasons for the Early Access release. Initially, we will gather user feedback through Steam. In the next weeks, we will set up a Discord server where we can involve the community even more in the development process.”
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About This Game

System Under Surveillance (SUS) is an upcoming indie stealth game with adventure and puzzle elements, reminiscent of some of the classics of the 80s and 90s. The graphic style is retro with a modern twist, with gameplay taking place in an old-school isometric world, while the story unfolds as an interactive comic book with all illustrations hand-drawn in pixel art!


Adam is a young boy, who only remembers running away from the burning car his mother had just crashed into the side of a building. He now finds himself alone in the middle of a dystopian city without any trace of his mother, or anyone else for that matter.

Being chased by mysterious robots, Adam runs deeper into the labyrinthian city trying to escape. This is where he meets the eccentric cleaning robot called TURBO. Despite its name, TURBO is clumsy and slow, but has a big digital heart. Adam and TURBO team up to escape the robots and uncover the truth surrounding the accident and the desolate city.


Get drawn into the game through its carefully illustrated pixel-art comic book. Your progress helps tell the story. Recover the missing pages to piece together the unsettling truth behind the accident and why you’re being followed wherever you go by deadly robots. And the story has only just begun.


In the world of SUS, you have no power over your enemies. You’re completely vulnerable! Without any combat capability, your only chance of surviving is through stealth.

Scan your surroundings and work out how to use them to your advantage. Make the most of each character’s unique abilities to trick your enemies, sneak past them and stay undercover.


TURBO,is a rickety old cleaning robot, but it has some very handy skills! It can:

  • hover above holes to propel itself to new areas;
  • transform into a metallic ball and roll up pipes and down narrow alleys;
  • generate a powerful electric shock by spinning in place, temporarily disabling nearby electronics;

Adam, is a regular boy who is also uncommonly resourceful. He can:

  • remotely take control of enemies, open doors and disable security systems;
  • create diversions with everyday objects;
  • make use of clever gadgets to solve the puzzles in minigames;

  • and more...


SUS replaces the old-school health bar with a threat level. It serves to immerse you even further into the story, bringing you closer to Adam, the ordinary boy whose life depends on outsmarting his enemies. Stay undetected to keep the threat level low, or get detected to make enemies follow you, only to trick them into letting you into restricted areas. The threat level goes back down when you hide. But you can’t stay hidden forever!


The streets of the city of New Eden are narrow and maze-like. The government has imposed a very strict curfew on the citizens, and tightly controls the flow of information. For these reasons, automatic drones are mobilized to patrol the street to arrest anyone who defies the curfew. The streets are also littered with AI controlled surveillance cameras.

Being a young boy, Adam’s chances of freedom are narrow. He cannot possibly fight back through sheer force, but together with TURBO, he just might have what it takes to sneak around and trick the enemies to his own advantage. As he explores the city in his quest to find more details about the accident, he must also collect encryption keys, called Data Cubes, allowing him to decrypt the information the local government does not want anyone to see. It turns out, that the quest might lead to a much darker path than first anticipated.

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS *: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel 3rd generation or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Storage: 800 MB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.

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