The Backrooms: Survival mixes survival horror with roguelike elements. Explore randomly generated levels with different items and entities while trying to maintain your thirst, hunger, and sanity. Play alone or with up to six friends online!
Recent Reviews:
Very Positive (22) - 81% of the 22 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Very Positive (686) - 88% of the 686 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Mar 31, 2022

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We want to make use of early access to gather player feedback and suggestions during the development phase and use this to make the game the best it can be for it's target audience.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We are planning to fully release from early access to the full version for Summer 2023.”

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

“The full version will expand on current features, such as more items, entities, level themes and layouts, dialogue and interactable stuff and events. We are also planning to listen to player feedback and suggestions for features and may also implement such requested features where applicable.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The current state of the game features randomly generated levels with different items, entities, events and interactable objects. Every playthrough will be different due to the randomly generated levels. There are currently several items you can collect such as food and drink to survive, there are several types of hostilities to navigate, several strings of dialogue with variations to keep gameplay fresh and ensure you don't sit through the same dialogue for the same events. There are survival elements such as eating and drinking and managing your sanity to prevent complete insanity which would lead you to psychotic episodes such as hearing voices and hallucinations.”

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

“We plan to gradually increase the price of the game as new updates and content are released to reflect the improvements.”

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

“Community feedback and involvement are crucial as that is the whole point of us entering early access: to gather player feedback. Players can contact us via the Steam discussion page and leave suggestions for new features, report bugs, and just leave general opinions and we will implement changes where we see them a good fit and applicable.”
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About This Game

Inspired by the popular internet "creepypasta" The Backrooms, The Backrooms: Survival is a horror game with roguelike elements. Players find themselves in seemingly never-ending narrow and tight corridors known as the backrooms, where they will need to explore carefully in an attempt to find a way out. You will need to try and remain sane while seeking out food and drink, and avoiding any possible hostilities lurking around the corners..

Explore through The Backrooms and ascend to higher levels, each level home to different items, objects, events, and company...

The Backrooms: Survival is a fresh and unique take on the Backrooms, and thus has some of its own original entities and levels, as well as some familiar to those familiar with The Backrooms "internet lore".


  • Randomly generated levels - The Backrooms are randomly generated each new playthrough to ensure a fresh experience each time and no memorizing the layouts. Different themes/level types with many different types of entities and items. Different layouts and multiple Backroom theme types.
  • Multiplayer - Play with up to 6 friends and explore The Backrooms together, or join other existing online games in the public lobby. Proximity voice chat can be turned off/or on in the settings.
  • Survival Elements - You will need to scavenge the backrooms for any food and water you can find to survive, including drinking from leaks in the ceiling and cannibalizing the already dead, while trying to maintain your sanity
  • Crafting System - gather materials found throughout the backrooms or dismantle items to gather resources to craft new items, weapons, tools and many other things to aid your survival
  • Permadeath - Death in The Backrooms, just like in our reality, is permanent. With only one quick save save slot that auto-deletes upon death, you better be careful because in The Backrooms death could lie around any corner.
  • Choose your player - Before you enter The Backrooms, you'll have to either pick a random player or create your own, choosing your name, avatar, etc as well as choose from a list of real-world professions which each offer unique bonuses
  • Retro style graphics - Graphic art style inspired by gaming consoles in the 1990's
  • Inventory Management - You'll find all kinds of things down in The Backrooms... from edible substances to useful tools to not so useful junk. You'll have to manage your few inventory slots and prioritize what you think you may need the most
  • Leader boards - global leader board to see who can make it to the highest, deepest levels of The Backrooms...
  • Obituary System - All your unsuccessful attempts to escape the Backrooms which result in death will be recorded in game via the "Obituary System". Similar to a leader board/high score system, this records information that run through The Backrooms such as your player's name, age, profession, death cause, etc

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

Contains horror elements that some people may find frightening/disturbing, flashing images, blood and gore, death, and mental illness/insanity. Contains swearing/foul language.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7, 8, or 10
    • Processor: 2GHZ
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2GB Nvidia/AMD GPU
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
    • Additional Notes: Best played in the dark with headphones

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