DreadOut: Indonesia’s indie survival horror videogame

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Cover DreadoutA third-person survival horror videogame developed by Indonesian developer Digital Happiness has received the green light after surpassing its funding goal of $25,000 on the international crowd-funding site IndieGoGo.

Focusing on childhood fears, DreadOut is set on taking players back to a time where they’ve felt most vulnerable, evoking feelings of both nostalgia and dread. The game’s story is based in Indonesia, where players assume the role of a senior high-school girl named Linda, armed only with a smartphone, digital cameras and video recorders that she finds throughout her environment in order to fend off ghosts.

After being separated from a school trip with her classmates, Linda discovers an old deserted town, where eerie supernatural situations occur that lead to an eventual ambush. Linda wanders through terrifying environments, encountering a flood of Indonesian folklore ghosts, such as Tuyul, Pocong and Kunti, as well as other various supernatural creatures. The player’s goal in the game is to eventually find all of Linda’s missing friends, who are also trapped in the haunted town, and escaping.

The game is filled with an assortment of puzzles that test the player’s own creativity, and even integrates with Facebook, displaying photos that the player collects during game play that serve to help other players to finish the game, as well as share their experiences along the way.

DreadOut provides its own original music in game, and has a variety of optional side quests, adventures that the player can take to explore and emerge themselves further in the detailed and chilling world around them without directly affecting the main storyline.

Originally, when the funding campaign for DreadOut started, funders who placed even the initial lowest option of $5 were rewarded with their name in the credits, along with an exclusive wallpaper. Funders, who pledged $500, got to design their very own ghost and background story that would be added to the game along with having their own face uploaded on a specially selected ghost, forever immortalising them in the videogame. The highest donation option was $1,000, and gave players a silver necklace replica of Linda’s jewelry, along with all prizes that preceded other investment options, and a credit as co-executive producer.

Dreadout is DRM-free (which means you don’t have to be online to play it), supports Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems, and will be released on the digital distribution platform Steam by the fourth quarter of 2013.

A demo of the game can be downloaded here.

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A third-person survival horror videogame developed by Indonesian developer Digital Happiness has received the green light after surpassing its funding goal of $25,000 on the international crowd-funding site IndieGoGo.

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Cover DreadoutA third-person survival horror videogame developed by Indonesian developer Digital Happiness has received the green light after surpassing its funding goal of $25,000 on the international crowd-funding site IndieGoGo.

Focusing on childhood fears, DreadOut is set on taking players back to a time where they’ve felt most vulnerable, evoking feelings of both nostalgia and dread. The game’s story is based in Indonesia, where players assume the role of a senior high-school girl named Linda, armed only with a smartphone, digital cameras and video recorders that she finds throughout her environment in order to fend off ghosts.

After being separated from a school trip with her classmates, Linda discovers an old deserted town, where eerie supernatural situations occur that lead to an eventual ambush. Linda wanders through terrifying environments, encountering a flood of Indonesian folklore ghosts, such as Tuyul, Pocong and Kunti, as well as other various supernatural creatures. The player’s goal in the game is to eventually find all of Linda’s missing friends, who are also trapped in the haunted town, and escaping.

The game is filled with an assortment of puzzles that test the player’s own creativity, and even integrates with Facebook, displaying photos that the player collects during game play that serve to help other players to finish the game, as well as share their experiences along the way.

DreadOut provides its own original music in game, and has a variety of optional side quests, adventures that the player can take to explore and emerge themselves further in the detailed and chilling world around them without directly affecting the main storyline.

Originally, when the funding campaign for DreadOut started, funders who placed even the initial lowest option of $5 were rewarded with their name in the credits, along with an exclusive wallpaper. Funders, who pledged $500, got to design their very own ghost and background story that would be added to the game along with having their own face uploaded on a specially selected ghost, forever immortalising them in the videogame. The highest donation option was $1,000, and gave players a silver necklace replica of Linda’s jewelry, along with all prizes that preceded other investment options, and a credit as co-executive producer.

Dreadout is DRM-free (which means you don’t have to be online to play it), supports Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems, and will be released on the digital distribution platform Steam by the fourth quarter of 2013.

A demo of the game can be downloaded here.

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