Them & Us is a hardcore, survival horror game with a focus on atmosphere and player immersion.
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Sep 7, 2018
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We have strong passion to create an old survival horror video game with beautiful graphic and immersive story. Retro style horror game that people used to love when they were kids but nowadays is hard to find since game companies don’t focus on this idea anymore.

I think that the community is part of the team already. We are opened to great and interesting ideas, regarding gameplay or story passages or what works and what not. Therefore we are planning to involve the community a great deal for our project while in this stage of development.

Right now we are working on 5 extra game mods that we think you will enjoy a lot while the game is in the early access stage.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Since we have many assets, and code finished, it will take us around 9 more months to finish the first episode. In this time we will deliver updates frequently by working on 5 extra games, for you to have something fun to play while we will continue working on the story.
More info: https://steamcommunity.com/games/915600/announcements/detail/1705067494691172905”

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

“The full version will be a more polished version with extra content like new weapons, new extra outfits, new monsters, professional voice acting. It will be also localized to as many languages as we can support. We want also adding an alternate story where you play as a different character.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“We have a fully playable game that takes part somewhere later in chapter 4 of the first episode, where player is already trained to use a weapon and is equipped with one. We have a smooth gameplay mechanic including mixed camera modes, full inventory system done with use, combine and examine as well as drop items. Various enemies, including infected, mini bosses and others. Fully gore system implemented where you can dismember the infected limbs. Different puzzle solving.

Now we are working on 3 extra games such as:

- Special Events
- Once I was hunted, now, I am the hunter.
- Raid Mode

Latest Update: https://steamcommunity.com/games/915600/announcements/detail/1705067494691172905

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

“Price will be updated based on the content delivered. Meaning you can buy the game while it is in the early development stage at a lower price, or wait for the full game to be finished to buy it at full price.”

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

“For us the player's opinion is very important because they are the final users and it's their experience that matters most. We can test the game in this matter and we can fix the issues and bugs that they encounter in the early access version, also we can modify certain passages or develop them with their help. This way we can achieve a polished and immersive result.”
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October 30

Update v.0.2.0



Update v. 0.2.0


Special Event - Halloween

Buckle up and enjoy the ride. On October 30 we are driving you into a fantasy world. By this Halloween you are going to experience one of Alicia`s nightmares where witches cooking at night and ghosts watching you from above.

We hope you are going to enjoy this special event the team prepared for you.

Happy Halloween!

NOTES:

1. We encountered a few people that runs the game at slow FPS or game freezes even if they meet the game requirements.

- Please update your video game drivers. -

2. The game is not finished, all updates will come as 0.X.X and not 1.X.X until we finish with all the levels, characters etc. We are sorry for the inconvenience.


Other Changes:

Now player can heal by holding R1 or H key press while outside inventory. You can also heal from inside inventory without playing any animation like old school games. So you have both version to choose from.

We improved all zombies, now they die and stay dead, without jumping. Watch out maybe they playing dead and wakes up later!?

All zombies now drops a pool of blood when are dead, like crows.

Improved a bit more the main menu interface displaying animated messages.

We added Achievements

We added Leaderboards. Press (L) key while in Main Menu (GUI design is only basic)

New extra game for this Halloween where you play as a Witch now available.

We added also a new weapon for this mod only, and a completely new outfit.


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October 4

Update v.0.1.0 & Announcement

Hi, in this update we added almost everything that was requested by the community.

1. New interface graphics
2. Added support for inverse Y mouse
3. Now you can change mouse sensitivity
4. We added FOV setup setting. Now you can see player from close or far while in-game (screenshot attached).
5. You can now crouch/sneak (just basic system, for now)
6. Updated some of the animations.
7. We integrated a new extra game that will be available to play in the next update.
8. We removed the shut down option by using controller, instead we added it in option as none default option, you can enable if you want or not to use it. Once enabled if you try to exit the game the option will be available.
This option is there for people that play with controller and are far away from PC.

9. We integrated focus/unfocused HUD target. Since the protagonist is inexperienced we left the focus taking more time. Later after the protagonist becomes more experienced the focus will take less time.



Announcement: Extra game first - story after


Since we don’t want to lock many of the game feature aspects from the story, like locations unavailable, weapons etc. We decided to create at first some !extra game content! where you can experience some of Alicia’s dreams (lived from within Asylum). There are going to be a few of these dreams such as:

- The Awakening of the Reaper
- Once I was hunted, now, I am the hunter.
- Raid Mode

In one of these extra game ( point 2) we want to make our protagonist an experienced fighter as well (opposite what Alicia in story is) so we can introduce new weapons such as double barrel shotgun, and a whole new look for our heroine that we just made.

Please remember this “heroine” will only be available in the extra content game, will not affect the story.

Along your journey you will earn experience and coins from killing [them] as well as more special wanted creatures. You will have to upgrade your weapons and buy new skills before you can face the last boss. Dying will be a big penalty.

Why do this extra game first?

In this time while we work on this extra game we can focus more on all gameplay elements that we want to include in the actual story such as upgrade system, new weapons, enemy, maps assets and so on, without locking weapons to use or levels to explore.

We will actually work on the main game production while doing this extra game, but also deliver you guys better updates instead of waiting for each chapter to be finished! If you will like us to work on the story instead, updates will take a lot more time and you may get bored or impatient waiting for next chapter.

What will happen with the main story campaign production?

Nothing, we are still working on it, just that we will postpone it for a bit until we will have many of the gameplay elements ready by finishing with this mod.

Is this an additional game or just an extension?

Is going to be just an extra content game that you can choose if you want to play or not.

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Early Access

Them & Us is now available as an Early Access release, you can now send your feedback and work with us to achieve a polished and immersive game experience.

Extra Games

The game includes 5 new extra games that are currently in development. Such as:

- Once I was hunted, now, I am the hunter.
- Raid Mode [No dead left alive]

Update Notes

We now support Steam Achievements & Leaderboards.

About This Game

Them & Us is a hardcore, survival horror game with a focus on atmosphere and player immersion.

The Story:


The year is 1978 A lone bus, A terrible crash, out upon the old and winding dirt roads which skirt a vast American wilderness. A survivor. A young woman, her mind scarred by a life of tragedy, her name is Alicia. She is alone. She is injured. And around her, quietly, slowly, a surreal and deadly nightmare unfolds.

Fighting for her life, Alicia she finds herself in the midst of events she does not understand- a ‘change’ taking grip on the world around her. It’s nature, it’s cause, unknown.

As night descends, as she pushes further into the unknown - Will she survive? Will you?

Key Features:


Extra Games: The game will include 5 new extra games.


Type: Third person view / Mixed camera view

Stunning & Smooth: Beautiful graphics running at 60 frames per second. [If slow FPS please update video drivers]

Blood & Gore: Fully dismemberment system, cut them, dismember them, set their limbs flying.

Discover: Explore and find the mystery behind Silent Grove.

Puzzles: Solve different puzzles to proceed forward on your journey.

Survive: With limited resources at your disposal, fight to survive.

Run, Hide or Fight: The dead are not the only enemy here. Watch out!

Learn: Practice and learn how to use different weapons, and craft objects to use.

Sneak: Use stealth and the environment to your advantage.

Remember: Collect reminders to trigger clues to your past.

Fight Your Darkest Nightmares: Your mind is scarred by a life of tragedy, discover what drives you on....

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

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 / 8.1 / 10
    • Processor: Core-i5 or an equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 460 or an equivalent 1GB VRAM card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 / 8.1 / 10
    • Processor: Core-i7 or an equivalent
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 970 or equivalent with 4GBs of VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 3 GB available space

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