Smuggle contraband VHS tapes across the border. Discover the remnants of illicit industry. Prepare for an assassination. This is Paratopic, an atmospheric retro-3D horror adventure through a cursed fever dream.
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Mostly Positive (16) - 75% of the 16 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (205) - 80% of the 205 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Sep 6, 2018
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September 12, 2018

Paratopic v1-02: Rebindable Controls

Hi all,
Had a few requests for rebindable keyboard controls, just patched that into the game. If you go menu -> settings -> customize controls, you'll be able to adjust the keyboard set up.

Enjoy!
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September 6, 2018

Paratopic launches on Steam today

We are now live. Deep breaths. Hope you all enjoy.
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Reviews

“Paratopic sticks with you. It's the kind of game that lingers, haunting the dark corners of your mind after its credits roll. There's something off about it in a delightful way; the atmospheric fever dream of low-poly horror imagery shows, but never tells.”
Destructoid

“Paratopic‘s city is a sooty husk, a ruin whose scarce inhabitants eke out day-to-day existence by taking dangerous smuggling jobs, murdering for money, or reconfiguring their flesh in agonized cathode-ray rapture.”
Heterotopias

“Paratopic is a short first-person horror game which draws ideas from Thirty Flights Of Loving but takes them somewhere terrible, leading them down an alley and through an unmarked door into a world which looks a bit like ours but just isn’t right.”
Rock, Paper, Shotgun

About This Game

"Paratopic is probably the most important first-person game this year."
Waypoint

You got caught smuggling VHS tapes across the border, and now there's hell to pay. You want to find an elusive rare bird in the forest and snap its picture. You have to kill a man in the back room of a shady diner.

This is Paratopic, an experimental first-person horror game named by Rock, Paper, Shotgun as one of the best games of 2018, and by FACT mag as having one of the top 10 soundtracks of the year.

  • A narrative, horror tinged adventure game that takes you on a journey through a cruel fever dream world.
  • Cutting between numerous detailed and varied vignettes, unravel how the stories of three separate characters intersect.
  • Explore the detritus of forbidden industry, kill, drive through the night, find yourself in conversation with some very off-kilter individuals.
  • A leisurely playthrough should take forty five minutes give or take, with plenty more to discover in the detailed, grimey low polygon environments. Or speedrun it, if you'd prefer.
  • Over an hour of gorgeous dark ambient music is used to create our subtly dynamic soundscape. An anachronistic blend of modern and outdated production as glitches and textural pads meet synthesis & sampling akin to a haunted recollection of 90s Unreal Engine soundtracks.

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: Frequent Violence or Gore, General Mature Content

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core Duo Q8300 @ 2.5GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 630
    • Storage: 392 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Onboard Sound
    • Additional Notes: These specifications match the lowest tested.
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 or higher
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GT 630 2GB DDR3 or Higher
    • Storage: 392 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Onboard Sound
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: OS 10.10
    • Processor: 2.26 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 9400M 256MB
    • Storage: 407 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Onboard Sound
    • Additional Notes: These specifications match the lowest tested.
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: OS 10.14
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 2.7 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel Iris Graphics 6100
    • Storage: 407 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Onboard Sound
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04+ or SteamOS+
    • Processor: Intel Core Duo Q8300 @ 2.5GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 630
    • Storage: 407 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Onboard Sound
    • Additional Notes: These specifications match the lowest tested.
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04+ or SteamOS+
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 or higher
    • Memory: 4 MB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GT 630 2GB DDR3 or Higher
    • Storage: 407 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Onboard Sound

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