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.
Recent Reviews:
Mixed (20) - 65% of the 20 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Very Positive (299) - 85% of the 299 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Sep 7, 2018
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“It has been quite a journey, and we want to thank you guys for all your support and for staying with us! Them and Us is now one step closer to be out of 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?

“As soon we finish with the language localizations.
The process could take 2 or more months from the v1.0.0 release.”

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

“Why the game is not Full Release yet?

1. We need to add language localization.
2. We look forward to your feedback, before exiting Early Access.
3. We will work on adding some new content to the game.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Story Game Progress: 100%
Unlocking all achievements may take up to 100h or more.

Finish the game and unlock new costumes and some hidden gems that we prepared for you.
There are different endings. Decide Alicia's fate yourself.
Experience the game both in fixed camera and over the shoulder with one whole new level for each, different enemies, placement, health, and item placement.”

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

“The price will be updated based on the content of the game.
If no major content is added to the main game, the price is final.”

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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About This Game

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.

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. Its nature, its 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.

Fixed Camera: This mode is designed for people that want a true classic survival horror experience. For those who like things hard and challenging.

Over The Shoulder: Although we keep some classic elements in this mode, OTS is designed for people who want a more modern gaming experience, with a slightly easier (but still challenging in its own way) experience.

Notice:
The game pays homage to some of the classic survival horror games we love, expect to see some "rooms" or "eastern eggs" that may remind you of these games.

Regardless of how you play, this game will not hold your hand. You will have to think for yourself about what needs to be done and how to progress the story.
Use your own wits and intuition to make it out alive.

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

Gameplay
- Realistic damage and dismemberment systems with accompanying gore.
- In-world puzzles featuring ciphers and keys.
- Resource management for true survival horror.

Extra Content:
Finish the game and unlock new costumes or weapons.
There are different endings. Decide Alicia's fate yourself.

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: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 (2 GB Memory Minimum) | AMD Radeon HD 7870 (2 GB Memory Minimum)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 35 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Targetting 720p @ 30 FPS
    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: 40 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Targetting 1080p @ 60 FPS

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