Estranged: Act II follows the story of a fisherman, stranded on a mysterious island during a violent storm. Little does he know his adventure has just begun, and the island is home to more than it first seems.
Recent Reviews:
Very Positive - 83% of the 12 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Mostly Positive (451) - 77% of the 451 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Mar 17, 2017

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Estranged: Act I was released in 7 standalone increments, which proved to be extremely successful in terms of shaping the game. Using Early Access to work in the same iterative way allows us to do the same for Act II, however with smaller, faster updates.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“The game will be in early access until it is completed. We have a roadmap, and will keep the community updated when we intend to release fully.

Estranged is a spare time, hobby project, and while we are all working alongside other commitments, we are passionate about delivering a fun, immersive experience for players.”

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

“The full version will represent the finished game and story experience, whereas the early access version will include procedural updates to a work-in-progress story and world.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The current version of the game (at the time of writing) includes around 20-30 minutes of gameplay, which we intend to bring up to around an hour and a half, which is the length of the first act.”

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

“We plan to charge a nominal amount for the game once it is complete, but during the early access phase it will be completely free of charge.”

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

“We plan to continually work with the community to act on feedback about our direction, and to improve on the experience for the final product. We'll use various tools for this, but primarily the Steam forums.”
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February 16

Mid February Update: Pirates, Treasure and Content

A new build is live on Steam for Windows! The third update of 2019 brings brand new story content.

Continued Story Content

The fisherman's adventure continues! The new story content includes brand new scenes, more recordings from new characters and more.

To jump directly to the new content, use the cheat "map thebase#sp07" (though I'd recommend starting from Chapter 3 on the New Game menu if you haven't played in a while).

Uncover more of the story of Act II, and origins of the modern day infection on the island!

More Detailed Textures

Most areas in Estranged have now received a pass with more detailed textures, leveraging a technique known as "detail textures". This allows existing surfaces to mix lower resolution textures with higher resolution patterns when the player is closer to them, providing more detail up close.

That's it for this build - my focus from this point on is content, working towards the ending of Estranged: Act II.

As ever, thank you so much for playing - join me on Discord if you'd like to chat, report bugs directly, and get updates about Estranged!

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January 27

Late January Update: Story Content, Death Poses and Rubber Ducks!

A build is now live on Steam for Windows and Linux! The second update of 2019 brings brand new story and level content, polish and more.

Brand New Radio Messages

After receiving feedback about the radio scenes with John, and thinking about what and how story should be discovered by the player, I have re-recorded all of the radio scenes with John.

Since finding a radio and talking to him directly is a little too convenient to be believable, you can now listen to John as he broadcasts out in an effort to escape the Arque signal jammer. There are 7 radio messages to listen to in all, with a few more planned for future content.

Death Poses

The human enemies now play animations just before death. This is an effective way of making the death look more realistic, and prevents the "flop" into physics simulation, which looks very unnatural.
Rubber Duck Technology

There have been a few visual tweaks to the Prelude level, including the addition of high tech rubber ducks! There may be an achievement around these eventually, however for now they're just fun to play with. This is my personal favourite part of this update!

Pacing Tweaks and Level Additions

The forest infected ambush has been tweaked slightly, and the Fisherman no longer encounters the lone Sokol guard at the train tracks. Instead the guards are introduced later on.

In addition to the changes above, there's now a small lab section in Arque East's lower level.

HUD Tweaks

Previously the health and battery displays would hide a section of the health and battery, so between 85-100% and 0-15% health was not visible. This has been fixed, along with some changes to reduce fall damage.

Subtitles have also been revamped, now scaling with the screen resolution as the other HUD elements do, and now have some sleeker animations. The subtitles also hold for an extra second after dialogue finishes, to provide an opportunity to continue reading it.

CEO Bear Cheat

CEO bear can now be spawned using the cheat "spawn bear"! This will never be part of the game itself, but this Easter egg allows you to spawn in a strange looking furry friend, who will run around in areas that include AI.

As ever, thank you for playing Estranged, and thank you to those who are involved with the project - whether it is providing feedback, translating or just playing through. Join the Discord!

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Before Downloading

Please ensure your computer meets the minimum requirements listed below before downloading Estranged.

Due to the game being more graphically intensive, computers that ran Act I may not be able to run Act II.

About This Game

Estranged: Act II follows the story of a fisherman, stranded on a mysterious island during a violent storm.

The game continues after the events of Estranged: Act I, which followed our hero's adventure in a search for a way to get home.

Experience what the island has in store as you uncover the secretive Arque Corporation, burrowing ever deeper into their dangerous and haphazard operations.

Key Features

  • Adventure game with puzzle elements
  • Immersive story driven environments
  • Unique characters and narrative
  • Familiar first person shooter combat

Estranged Act II is built using Unreal Engine 4, please check the system requirements before downloading.

System Requirements

SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows 7 64 bit and above, fully updated
    • Processor: Quad-core Intel or AMD, 2.5 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 470 and above or Radeon 6870 HD and above
    • Storage: 6 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Requires newer hardware than Act I, AMD APUs may work but are not supported
    • OS: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and above, fully updated
    • Processor: Quad-core Intel or AMD, 2.5 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 470 and above with NVIDIA drivers
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Requires newer hardware than Act I, AMD GPUs may work but are not supported

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