Them and Us is a classic, survival horror game with a focus on atmosphere and player immersion. Discover the truth of Alicia’s past as she descends further into her strange, unending nightmare.
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Very Positive (175) - 86% of the 175 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Sep 7, 2018
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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We have a strong passion to create an old survival horror video game with a beautiful graphic and immersive story. A 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 whatnot. Therefore we are planning to involve the community a great deal for our project while in this stage of development.

Frequently Asked Questions:
https://steamcommunity.com/app/915600/discussions/0/1649918058742586565/

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Our initial plan was to release the game at the end of the year 2019 but because we expended a lot the story, levels, we will have to push now the release date to End of 2020. In this time we will deliver updates frequently.

"There is only one major update left before the full story of the game will be finished."”

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

“The full version of the game will be more polished. We are looking forward as well to add CO-OP and localize the game in as many languages as we can support.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Story Game Progress: 85%.
The main place where the action takes place is complete.
Around 15 to 20 hours if is your first play.

Gameplay features include over the shoulder and fixed camera with tank/alternate mode controls, and an opt-in mode for retro graphics. Including 4 levels of difficulty, achievements, and leader-boards.


- Save games may be removed in the final released game -

It is possible that in the final release game some of the locations and items placement will be updated, to make this game more fun for everyone. To not encounter any problems the save games may be removed.

To track progress as we near full release, visit
https://www.tendogames.com/game-progress.”

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

“Price will be updated based on the content of the game. You can buy the game while it is in the early development stage at a lower price to help and support the game development, 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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“I did not feel that my time was wasted, as a matter of fact, I was left wanting much more.”
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About This Game

Them and Us is a classic, 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. Around her, quietly, slowly, a surreal and deadly nightmare unfolds.

Fighting for her life, Alicia 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, she pushes further into the unknown - Will she survive? Will you?

Key Features:


General

- Fixed camera with tank and alternate control schemes.
- Third-person view with over-the-shoulder aim

- Selected first-person POV for flashbacks, cutscenes, memories, etc.
- Extra game content.

Graphics
- Post-process effects (bloom filters, god rays, etc.) added for increased immersion.
- Crisp graphics with a 60 FPS default.
- Optional reversion to first-gen console graphics. Retro mode also triggers fixed camera play for greater challenge.

Gameplay
- Realistic damage and dismemberment systems with accompanying gore.
- In-world puzzles featuring ciphers and keys.
- Resource management for true survival horror.
- Advanced crafting for weapons and in-world items.
- Flashbacks that drive both story progression and character leveling.

Discover the truth of Alicia’s past as she descends further into her strange, unending nightmare.

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:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7 / 8.1 / 10
    • Processor: Core-i5 or an equivalent
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 (2 GB Memory Minimum) | AMD Radeon HD 7870 (2 GB Memory Minimum)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 25 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: If you experience performance issues [slow FPS], please update your video drivers.
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7 / 8.1 / 10
    • Processor: Core-i7 or an equivalent
    • Memory: 12 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 970 or equivalent with 4GBs of VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 25 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: If you experience performance issues [slow FPS], please update your video drivers.

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