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Genre: Puzzle, Horror
Platforms: PC
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
Mar 18, 2015 @ 7:46am
Mar 18, 2015 @ 1:37pm
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Absention Featured in Kotaku AU!
Trapped in a time loop where you must relive the same night. Explore the mysterious lake house and discover it's dark secrets. But be careful. You are not alone…

You have inherited a lake house from your estranged father who disappeared under suspicious circumstances. After falling asleep after a long day traveling to the isolated house, you wake to the chilling chime of a grandfather clock. Suddenly the power goes out and in the blackness you see glowing eyes of something running at you. You wake up to the haunting chime of the grandfather clock...
In Absention you explore the mysterious lake house that changes it’s layout every time you play. You memorize key events and learn from your mistakes to overcome the terrifying foe that hunts you. You take that reluctant sprint, risking it all in the hopes that this time you live to see a new day. You uncover the mysteries of your past and escape this eternal night or terror.

• Time loop gameplay
• Randomized rooms, objects and solutions
• Single intelligent enemy
• Oculus Rift VR support
• Stealth and exploration and puzzle focused
• Realistic visuals powered by Unreal Engine 4

At what stage of development is Absention?
Absention is currently in Pre-Alpha with a fairly fleshed out game design document, blocked out environments, and some highly polished rooms and assets. Development is ready to go into prototyping the core mechanics and making it as smooth and fun (and scary) as possible.

How can help with the development?
Absention can only be driven by an enthusiastic community who has a passion for great games. If you want a smart-thinking, immersive, survival horror experience then you can reach out to us here, follow the Dev Blog, follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Lastly, spread the word. Comment, Subscribe for updates and share with with your friends and the online community.
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thomaslaugh May 20 @ 4:00pm 
Please let it be coming out soon.
thomaslaugh May 20 @ 3:59pm 
Is it coming out this year?
thomaslaugh Mar 20 @ 1:57pm 
I'd say approved for Greenlight.
Pri Teck A.K.A Shadow Mar 3, 2017 @ 12:21am 
Oh the game look so amazing but people says it going to be free to play is it true ? well i be happy if they put it free to play :D
Ifridös Jan 29, 2017 @ 5:13pm 
It looks awesome, but you should keep this alive though, even if you update the game status via facebook or twitter.
Dream Wave Games  [author] Aug 1, 2016 @ 6:28am 
Thanks to everyone who commented and visited. Absention is still very much alive. Check out new screenshots and info on our Twitter or Facebook!
[TU] lachiu Sep 17, 2015 @ 2:09pm 
It looks awesome, until I noticed "puzzle" fk puzzle good luck with your project!
Recluse Sep 8, 2015 @ 1:49pm 
Looks fucking pretentious.
paraself Aug 6, 2015 @ 11:49pm 
pretty rendering!
Goomba Jul 17, 2015 @ 8:54pm 
Amazing music!!! Who is the composer?