Three people awake in adjacent prison cells with no recollection of how they got there. Now, they must work together in order to escape this nightmarish captivity. But can they really trust one another?
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Jun 26, 2018

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Early Access allows us to finalise the game, and add additional content while gathering feedback from players. This is vital to producing a coherent, and finished product since being a small indie team we have limited resources for play testing.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We estimate that the game will be in Early Access for no longer than 2 months while we finalise the game, and squish those pesky bugs, and add a more puzzles/challenges.”

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

“There will be an estimated 20% additional content from what the game currently contains. This includes the addition of more puzzles etc. Being in EA, the game will be more polished as a result.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The game in its current state CAN be completed - Currently, 90% of the game is complete.

All story has been implemented including voice acting work.
All currently implemented puzzles can be completed
Multiple ending can be achieved.
We are confident that all major bugs have been eradicated.
All sound has been implemented.

To do:
Full Controller Support
Fix any issues that may arise.
Polish and Optimise.”

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

“We have no plans to change the price of the game upon final release. However, there will be an initial sale upon release.”

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

“Yes, we like to receive feedback from players to streamline the game and make it a more polished product, and ask all players with ideas/suggestions or issues to report them in the community threads which we will be monitoring daily.”
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August 15

Update 0.98


This update mostly focuses on optimisation.

The game now has a lower memory cost to run the game by roughly 1 gig. The lighting has also been improved, allowing for a smoother and quicker frame-rate whilst playing.

We will continue this process, in addition to fixing small bugs that might still persist. We are hopeful that the game will be ready for a full release later this month.

As always, if you encounter any issues whilst playing the game, please let us know in the community threads.

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July 25

Update 0.95 - MAC OS Version Released


We are happy to announce that the MAC OS version of "The Initiate 2: The First Interviews" is now live and playable.

We hope new persons can now enjoy this mystery puzzle game game for the first time since the windows release earlier this month.

If there are any issues encountered whilst playing this version, please do not hesitate to let us know in the community threads where we will rectifying those issues.

Hope you enjoy the game.


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About This Game

The Initiate 2: The First Interviews is a first person mystery puzzle game set in a remote location in Salt Lake City, Utah, and tells the story of three individuals as they try to escape their mysterious captors.

With little memory of how they got there, three people awake in adjacent cells. A voice bellows from a wall speaker. "Welcome to your trial - Your goal is simple, escape or die".

This is the story of Samantha Blake - a distraught mother who lost her child during complex brain surgery, Benjamin Clarke - an alcoholic whose life was turned upside down with the death of his wife in a horrific car accident and Stephen Parfitt - a college professor and author who is starting to give up on life with an ever changing World.

Three strangers - forced to work together to survive captivity - each searching the answers, the redemption and the peace of mind that they so desire.

Can you unravel the mystery behind your captivity, and most importantly, can you escape this treacherous and sinister ordeal?

Remember: No-one is safe. Nothing is as it appears.

    Play as three characters, each with a unique background, in an attempt to escape your captivity. Encounter a unique story shrouded in mystery and conspiracy told over the course of this mystery puzzle horror adventure.
    The game features fully voice acting for real immersion.
    Many items and puzzles hide within the world, can you find and solve them all? Look everywhere, listen to everything.
    Interact or examine over 70% of the items in game for a real immersive experience. Can you find everything the world has to offer?
    The Initiate: First Interviews features a great soundtrack and immersive ambience, which enhances game-play and tension.
    The Initiate uses Physical Based Shaders (PBS) for AAA-quality graphics that give players a detailed world to explore.
    Your choice matters, and will result in the ending you achieve.

Mature Content Description

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

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows 7, 64-bits
    • Processor: Intel i7 4790k
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 or AMD equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Compatible Sound Card
    • OS: Windows 7, 64-bits
    • Processor: Intel i7 7700k
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 or AMD equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Compatible Sound Card
    • OS: Mac OSX 10.7
    • Processor: Intel Core I5 or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 10 GB RAM
    • Graphics: The following cards require you to have 8GB of system RAM: NVIDIA 3xx and Intel HD3000
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Compatible Sound Card
    • OS: Mac OSX 10.10
    • Processor: Intel Core I7 or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: The following cards require you to have 8GB of system RAM: NVIDIA 3xx and Intel HD3000
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Compatible Sound Card

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