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Languages: English, German
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U55 - END OF THE LINE

U55 – END OF THE LINE is a survival horror adventure, deeply embedded in H.P. Lovecrafts mythology and set in the subway system of modern-day Berlin.

Sticking to the tried and true lore created by H.P. LOVECRAFT and aiming for an immersive urban horror experience on an unprecedented scale. We recreated the classic cosmic horror setting of diabolical entities breaking into reality and bring it to life with the help of subliminal sounds. What humanity believes to be regulated by the laws of nature is only true until nameless forces start swaying over the world.

The game features binaural sound effects especially intended for stereo headsets. These are designed to support the disturbing, adrenaline-driven atmosphere and enhance your perception.

In the story-driven game, you play as David, an American student living in Berlin. While he is on his way to the central station to meet his girlfriend, his subway train crashes. In order to find a way out, he has to navigate through the dark with the smartphone display as his only source of light.

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FEATURES

You make the decisions

Your choices make the difference between life and death. Throughout the entire game you will make decisions that will influence not only the game’s progression, but also its final outcome.

You are only human

Just like in the pen-and-paper RPG Call of Cthulhu you will always stay vulnerable!

That means that U55 - END OF THE LINE does not feature common character progression known from RPGs.
Instead, your catalyst for character progression is the smartphone, your most important tool for survival. You will be able to upgrade it over time by downloading apps and collecting enhancements for it. (i.e. bigger battery pack, translation app, flashlight app, navigation app. animal noises app, etc.)

You are not alone

Focusing on player interaction, U55 - END OF THE LINE features three- dimensional characters, each with a detailed background story.

Whenever the player interacts with his environment and other characters, he cannot be sure about their true intentions. You can never be sure that words like honesty, trust and even love mean as much to others as they mean to you, and punishment for blindly putting faith in others can be cruel...

You are carrying the legacy

We follow the classic Lovecraftian premise: when meddling with forces as old as the universe itself, you cannot simply fight your way through – the approach is up to you, but it’s brains, not brawn that will help you overcome these terrors.

With that being said, you might ask: H.P. Lovecraft envisioned the most sinister cults in the history of literature involving the almighty CTHULHU and the Great Old Ones. So, where are they?

Few things are as detrimental to creating a mystery as knowing exactly what you're up against. So we'll leave you with this: The forces at work are mightily sinister and very old.

You are going to improvise

Your primary tool for surviving in the darkness is your smartphone display. That’s it – no assault rifles, rocket launchers, magnum revolvers, or grenades. What good would those be against entities from realms beyond our understanding anyway?

But this does not mean you have to stand your ground bare-handed. You have a variety of tools at your disposal to counter every threat there is. Most of them may seem underpowered, so use them wisely...

You are not going to trust your ears

The sound effects are among the most important features in a horror game. This is where U55 - END OF THE LINE is truly innovating.

The acoustic background is centered around the use of subliminal messages. The most important aspect are the BINAURAL BEATS.

Binaural Beats were discovered in 1839 by Doctor Heinrich W. Dove and is commonly used for meditating and in psychotheraphy. It influences brainwaves by applying soundwaves that run on the same frequency as your brain in a specific emotional state. For instance, you can calm someone down when he's upset by adding frequencies the brain has in sleep mode. But, of course, the effect works both ways.

Binaural SFX only works with a headset because it requires two slighty different low-frequency-tones, one for each ear. The frequency in between is where the magic happens.

PLEASE NOTE
Some people suffer from headaches when listening to specific frequencies. On top of that, binaural sounds have a much larger impact on the minds of children and minors.

In the game, binaural beats are always OPTIONAL and can be turned off in the menu. We strongly advise NOT to play the game under the age of 18! This is NO JOKE, you can harm yourself!

System Requirements

Minimum
OS: XP / Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8
Processor: 2 GHz Dual-Core (Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 / AMD Athlon 64-X2 5000+ or higher
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Graphics: 512 MB Direct X 9.0c compatible card (Geforce 9600 GT / Radeon HD 2900 XT or higher)
DirectX: 9.0 c
Hard Drive: 15GB

Recommended
OS: Windows 7 / Windows 8
Processor: 2,6 GHz Quad-Core (Intel Core I5-750 / AMD Phenom II X4 920 or higher
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: 1024 MB Direct X 11 compatible card (Geforce GTX 460 / Radeon HD 5850 or higher)
DirectX: 11
Hard Drive: 15GB

Optimum
OS: Windows 7 / Windows 8
Processor: 3,4 GHz Quad-Core (Intel Core I5-3570 / AMD FX 6200 or higher
Memory: 6 GB RAM
Graphics: 2048 MB Direct X 11 compatible card (Geforce GTX 660 / Radeon HD 7870 or higher)
DirectX: 11
Hard Drive: 15GB
Popular Discussions View All (12)
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Oct 21, 2013 @ 10:42am
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Funding Unsuccessful
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1,023 Comments
nutbunny Aug 19, 2016 @ 2:54pm 
Oh no.Has this one withered on the vine as well?
twisted messes Aug 2, 2016 @ 11:32pm 
any news with this project? looks like it has some potential
mortuus Aug 1, 2016 @ 2:59am 
come back from the dead!!? :/
⎳ YTMonster.ru Jul 3, 2016 @ 5:34pm 
RIP
WooFerok Jun 6, 2016 @ 7:13am 
Something tells me that the project was dead...3 years and no progress? Very strange
✠ Stahlgewitter ✠ Jun 6, 2016 @ 6:31am 
Any News?
BlueMuffin May 2, 2016 @ 8:18am 
Please, I want this.
Rudik201222 Apr 21, 2016 @ 9:52am 
WHEN?
Привет пидарасы Apr 5, 2016 @ 2:32pm 
I really hop this project ain't dead
Honor Guard Mar 31, 2016 @ 7:47pm 
please dont be dead