Prisoner 134. You have been purchased for testing and are now the property of BioMass Labs. Knowing nothing of the place you have been brought to, your only option is to enter the maze and solve the puzzles in the experiment.
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February 22

Hot fix - Linux launch issue

There was an issue where launching the game through steam on Linux would throw up an error stating that an exe could not be found. This issue has been fixed.

Thank you for your patience and I hope you have lots of fun wandering the Kohate complex!

-Brian
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February 22

Linux build launch issue (workaround)

I've gotten a few reports of the linux build throwing up an error saying it can't find an exe which seems to be something that's happened before with other games.

However, there is a workaround while I try to hunt down the cause of this issue assuming it's not on steam's end.

  • Right click on The Subject in your game library and go to properties.
  • Click the "Local Files" tab
  • Click "Browse Local Files"

There you should see the launch file for The Subject and the game should start up.

Thank you for your patience and I'm sorry if you run into this issue. Please let me know if this workaround doesn't work for you. Thank you!

-Brian

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About This Game



In 2194 humanity has populated the entire galaxy. As our existence expanded, crime became harder and harder to control in the vast reaches of space. As a result, laws became more strict. Government attempts to wrangle the issue bolstered a growing police force and, over many years, the reach of law enforcement grew larger and more aggressive. The general population, simply wanting to feel safe, grew more accepting and the first fully commercially run prison systems took form.

Nearly one hundred years later, in 2290 imprisonment is common place. A blind trust has been placed in the commercial justice system eventually landing every day people in jail for years for even the smallest offenses creating a massive divide between the idea of prisoner and person. Hundreds of commercial prisons and law enforcement companies thrive.

Devaluing of prisoner lives and massive prison overpopulation gave birth to an auction system where anyone could purchase prisoners for any use free of legal ramifications.

Acquired in the most recent bulk order of prisoners for BioMass Labs, you are being shuttled off for study at the Kohate testing facilities. No information is known about the details of the study.

You have been black-bagged, loaded onto a transport shuttle, and are waiting for law enforcement to release you to the company.



The subject is a sci-fi horror puzzle game designed to combine a mix of classic puzzle adventure games with horror elements.

You will need to learn to navigate the complex to find your way to the various puzzles set out in the experiment and discover the reason behind the testing.

You are being monitored by those running the tests and are required to visit a bio-data terminal periodically to record your vital signs and other data for record keeping. If you fail to do so, you will be removed from testing by euthanization.

System Requirements

Windows
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 2 GHz or higher
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 730 or equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: 3 GHz or higher
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 970 or equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu
    • Processor: 2 GHz or higher
    • Memory: 4 MB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 730 or equivalent
    • Storage: 2 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu
    • Processor: 3 GHz or higher
    • Memory: 6 MB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 970 or equivalent
    • Storage: 2 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Any

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