Horror-themed action-adventure set in alternate history Finland.
All Reviews:
Mostly Positive (15) - 73% of the 15 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Dec 29, 2016

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April 24

Version 1.2.0 released!

Hello there!

This time we have a smaller update than usual, focusing on some of the newest issues that our community has reported.

Here's the fixlist:
  • Fix for the scene transitions.
  • Fix for UI handling.
  • Minor story fix.
  • Hardware store door trigger fixed.
  • Bramble monster collision model revised.

Hopefully this version is a more stable experience than the previous 1.1.9. If you find game stopping bugs or other severe issues, you can always leave a post at the Kalaban community.

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April 15

Birthday Sale

Hello there!

My birthday is coming up, so I decided to put Kalaban and its soundtrack on sale to celebrate it.

As you might now, Kalaban went largely unnoticed by the gaming press when it was launched, so since then I have strived to gain some recognition for it. Recently I added Kalaban to the HumbleBundle store, and I have tried to get it on GOG.com multiple times, but without results.

I've been especially happy to see new streamers and players taking on the game, and even seeing John Wolfe doing a video on it. I hope you guys enjoy the newest version of the game, and I'm happy to hear that there is some demand for a sequel or a follow-up for this type of game.

If you have suggestions for improving the game, or some requested features, I'd be happy to hear them.

Happy spring, everyone!

- Harri J.
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“The environment created by Kalaban is amazing and manages to scare you. Kalaban has its visuals and some brilliant sound design. If you want something unique in terms of world building and creepy environments, Kalaban might be suitable for you.”
- PC Games n News

“The game does seem to be a very good game that gives off a good atmosphere and knows how to create tension, but also knows that comedy is needed. The overall progression of the game will keep the player wanting to advance, to discover the real reason behind the events that are happening. The reviewer would suggest this to anybody who likes survival horror.”
- The Drastik Measure

About This Game

Kalaban is a horror-themed action-adventure game by Rayhouse Productions. The game focuses on storytelling and open-ended gameplay.

The year is 1995, in an alternate history version of Finland. Bob, a hermit and an American who has moved to Finland, lives in a backwater cabin by himself. One night he is attacked by a hideous dog-like mutant. Now he must find out what is going on, and discover the reason behind the outbreak.

  • Unique story and characters: While the game has a basic premise of mutant invasion, it also features a story with real depth and complexity.

  • Top-down action: Combat and exploration are the heart of this game. You kill monsters, gain loot and eat food to heal yourself. We wanted to make the combat fun and approachable.

  • Mini-sandbox: After the introduction, the player is let loose on the gameworld. You're given the freedom to explore the setting in a non-linear fashion.

  • Dark comedy: The game is presented with a serious tone, but beneath it lies absurd comedy, with strange events and characters.

  • Player choice matters: Your actions and choices affect the how the story plays out. The game can be described as an immersive sim from a top-down perspective.

  • Hand-crafted world: All the level backgrounds are unique, and the main character is completely hand-animated. We wanted to achieve a high level of polish with the art.

  • Back to the 90s: The game is set in the recent past of Finland. The game is littered with tropes and references to the pop culture of the yesteryear. In addition to that, we've taken many influences from older adventure games and DOS titles.

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

This Game may contain content not appropriate for all ages, or may not be appropriate for viewing at work: General Mature Content

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 10, 8.x, 7, Vista, XP
    • Processor: 1 Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB graphics card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Processor: 2 Ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1 GB graphics card
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 2 GB available space

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