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Damned: A Randomized Online Competitive/Cooperative Horror Game
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Genre: Horror
Platforms: PC
Languages: English
Players: Multi-player, Co-op
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Sep 27, 2013 @ 4:56pm

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Update Released (0.41a)
Update Released (0.40b)
  • Add a name for each stage. (Rose Crimson Hostel and Bodom Hotel)
  • Add a new hotel stage (a hotel variation).
  • Add different ways to win a match while playing the survivors.
  • Add new areas in the original stage.
  • Add some assets.

This is just a minor update, the big one containing a brand new monster and a completely different stage is coming soon!*

*We are working to fix the new hotel.

Description
Damned: A Randomized Online Horror Game

Get Damned alpha now![www.desura.com] You'll receive a free Steam key once we get Greenlit!

Originally posted by RockPaperShotgun.com:
...in Damned if things are happening then it’s because whomever is in control of the monster is right there in the room...That’s a really smart idea...

Originally posted by Kotaku.com:
What sounds really cool...is the stuff you can do while playing the monster.

Originally posted by Eurogamer.com:
...Damned has a unique premise...

Originally posted by Polygon.com:
...team up as the hunted or become the hunter...

Originally posted by MSN BR Jogos:
Uma maneira interessante de dar uma agitada no gênero terror, que anda tão estagnado há tanto tempo.(An interesting way to boost the horror genre, which stays stagnant for so long.)

Originally posted by LevelUp.com:
...una versión extrema de Pac-Man (an extreme Pac-Man version)...

Get Damned alpha now![www.desura.com] You'll receive a free Steam key once we get Greenlit!

- What is Damned?

Damned is a randomized online horror game for up to 5 players (4 survivors and 1 monster).
You’ll be able to play as one of the four people that got trapped inside this haunted hotel.
As a survivor your main objective will be finding your way out, as well as helping your fellows get out too. You’ll often find yourself on the edge, hearing and seeing ghostly things, trying to find keys and items to help in your escape. And sometimes you’ll find yourself running desperately from a monster, who’s there only to find and kill you and your friends.
You’ll also be able to play as the monster. You’ll assume an ethereal form, which you’ll use to haunt the survivors, triggering eerie noises and events. You’ll also assume a physical form, which will allow you to hunt down and kill the survivors trapped in the hotel. It’ll be your killing spree.

- What kind of horror game is Damned?

Damned explores the sense of being defenseless against a powerful supernatural force. The survivors can’t directly affect the monster in any way. When it’s there to get you, your only chance is to run and hide.
This perception of being defenseless is very strong, primal and terrifying, it builds up anxiety and makes you really scared, fearing any unexplained noise or movement.
This is how Damned creates horror in a multiplayer game session, and we believe it to be super effective! (tested and approved!)

- Where does the game takes place?

Damned takes place in a haunted hotel, abandoned in the 1920’s. This hotel was home to some gruesome murders in the past, which led people to abandon it, leaving this eerie building open to those who want to prove that ghosts doesn't exist (or that they do exist).

- Why is Damned a randomized game?

Every stage in Damned is randomized:
  • Almost all the objects in a stage may or may not appear;
  • The item system is fully random too, randomizing which item will appear in the game, and where it'll be;
  • The final objective as a survivor is also randomized, so in one gameplay you may have to power up the elevator and take it, in another gameplay (at the same stage), you may have to unlock the door leading to the upper floors, in a third gameplay your only way out may be going downstairs into the basement;
  • The haunted hotel may also trigger a lot of random events to scare the survivors inside, like doors slamming, sounds of ghosts and ghostly objects.
In another words, Damned is a randomized game because its stages, events, items and objects are randomized.

- Why is Damned a competitive and cooperative game?

Because in a full game, with 4 survivors and 1 monster, there’ll be a survivor “team” cooperating to try and escape together, and at the same time they’ll be competing against a monster, trying to avoid its traps and trying to flee from him and deny each one of its attempt to hunt and kill a survivor.

- How to play as a survivor?

As a survivor you’ll be cooperating with your friends (up to 4 survivors in a single game session):
  • You and your friends will be searching the hotel for keys and items to help in your escape;
  • Each survivor will have a flashlight that can be turned on and off, helping you see your surroundings, but at the same time letting the monster know where you are;
  • The survivors will be able to manipulate objects throughout the hotel, like drawers, doors, safes, cabinets, wardrobes;
  • When the monster is in its ethereal form, a survivor isn’t capable of viewing or noticing it, but the monster can still haunt them. So when I survivor hears a haunting sound coming from, let’s say, the kitchen, it’s better to avoid and try to go around the kitchen, because the monster is probably there;
  • When a survivor sees the monster, it means that the monster can probably see you, and that it can kill you. Your only choice is to turn around and run like hell.

- How to play as the monster?

As the monster, your game will be all about competing alone against the survivors team.
You’ll start in your ethereal form, where you can pass through doors and see clearly the environment around. While in the ethereal form, you won’t be able to see the survivors (you’re in another plane of existence), but you’ll still be able to trigger events to haunt them, like making the piano play by itself, creating random haunting noises like footsteps, or making the clock strike the twelve beats really loud.
Then, after regaining your powers, you’ll be able to assume your physical form. This state makes you able to use supernatural powers, see the survivors, their flashlights, and the mess they left when they passed by, hear their footsteps and noises, and most importantly, kill them to satisfy your need for blood. But you gotta be quick about it, because your physical form is tiresome and consumes your power quickly, forcing you into the ethereal state when it depletes.

- Why is Damned a project worth voting for?

Because it’s fun!
It’s really scary, you’ll find yourself on the edge a lot of times, trying to evade the monster or trying to pay closer attention because you don’t know if the sound you just heard is some random noise or if it is the monster haunting you.
It’s a real horror game, it explores deeply the feeling of being completely defenseless against a powerful force that can finish you easily. Your only choice is to run and hide!
And also because it’s really fun to play as the monster as well. You’ll keep haunting and building up anxiety in people, making them terribly scared of you. Then you’ll assume your physical form and hunt them down. We really put you in the skin of a classical horror movie monster.

- Who's behind Damned?

A really small team:
  • Aymar Pescador Jr - Programmer.
  • Daniel Ernesto - Lead 3D Artist/Animator;
  • Henrique Elias - Game Designer;
  • Henrique Kluch - 3D Artist.

- Are there other ways to help?

Sure, there are always other ways to help!
You can spread the news, tell your friends about how cool is Damned, share our Greenlight page on Facebook, Twitter and so on, tell people their vote is really important to us.

- Links and contact:

Any questions and/or suggestions? We want to hear your opinion, please contact us: contact@9heads.com

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Get Damned alpha now![www.desura.com] You'll receive a free Steam key once we get Greenlit!
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This game is dead, only 6 servers that are active and even then only 2 of them are public.
=EGC= Decimation008 Mar 29 @ 4:35pm 
@jmdavid75
people who know how to spell "would".
jmdavid75 Feb 15 @ 10:34am 
who wood play this
Solger rapefruit draggy Feb 15 @ 5:05am 
the game is hilariously fun
Street Corner Jan 14 @ 8:37am 
good game
JohnDoVaS12345 - f0rg0tt3n Jan 14 @ 7:50am 
seems great!
deriklee Jan 10 @ 5:11pm 
is like outlast
YO!*Battousai Jan 3 @ 3:05pm 
Let's try this game later
macdshifty Dec 8, 2013 @ 12:33pm 
I wish I found out about this when it was still in alpha :/
HombreFelipe Dec 4, 2013 @ 6:32am 
Feel free to check out gameplay of this game on my channel: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYPVXeCpqINVrW2EiZk81FXl2X96fr65b