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Fear of the Dark: ‘Lone Survivor’ Coming To Steam

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With a myriad of positive reviews under its belt, one of which being from our own Emerson Smith, Lone Survivor has been making quite the name for itself in the world of independent video games. It’s just as well, then, that it’s apparently making its way onto Valve’s Steam service.

Though not confirmed by Valve or, indeed, the game’s creator, Jasper Byrne, a little bit of sleuthing the Steam app registry archives indicates that the game’s Steam release is in the pipeline. Needless to say, that’s pretty good news for Byrne’s reputation as an upcoming indie developer, not to mention his wallet, but it’s also great to see a genuinely poignant, atmospheric game like Lone Survivor getting an extra slice of exposure in an increasingly comptetitive market environment.

Lone Survivor may, at face value, be described as a survival horror game, but its wider appeal is more deep-rooted in its flavoursome elements of role-playing and point-and-click adventure dynamics and objective pacing. To find out a little more about what makes the game tick, check our aforementioned review or take a look at the pearls of wisdom emanating from the mouth of Indie Statik’s Josh Mattingly.


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‘Lone Survivor’ Official Soundtrack Outed

Amidst the fantastic critical reception it’s garnered over the past week, you’d think that Jasper Byrne might have taken a break from Lone Survivor-related announcements. You’d be wrong.

If you can’t get enough of the game’s awe-inspiring tension and pulsating atmosphere, you can now order the official Lone Survivor soundtrack at Bandcamp.

With 19 extended tracks from the game, it rocks in at $6.99 USD and is available in .mp3 and .FLAC formats.

For more information on the soundtrack, along with a heartfelt expression of gratitude on the part of Byrne, take a look at the official Superflat Games site.


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Freak Out: ‘Lone Survivor’ Has A Launch Trailer

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In anticipation of the big launch of Lone Survivor tomorrow, Jasper Byrne has unleashed a rather thrilling launch trailer!

One of the biggest indie games this year is certainly Superflat Games‘ sidescrolling survival horror, Lone Survivor. We’re pretty sure that everyone is pumped up for this one and if you’re not then we’re going to make sure you are…somehow. So Lone Survivor will be launching tomorrow, that is March 27th 2012 for the record, for Windows and Mac and it’s going to rock your world or something. It makes sense that the launch trailer has been release then, no?

If you don’t know, Lone Survivor has you playing the shoes (actually he doesn’t wear shoes) of an unnamed character who is trying to survive an apolcalptic scenario which sees the world ravaged by terrifying monsters. You’ll need to navigate your way out the danger you find yourself in, at the same time worrying about the grumbles in your belly and the need for sleep that pains your head.

Lone Survivor is coming out tomorrow – not sure if we told you that yet – so our review will also be up tomorrow for you all to read. For now, here is that launch trailer.

You can find out more information on Lone Survivor over on the official website.


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A Date With Death: ‘Lone Survivor’ Dated And Priced

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Jasper Byrne of Superflat World has announced the release date and price oh his highly-anticipated side-scrolling survival horror Lone Survivor!

We’ve been waiting for ages but now the news has arrived at last! Lone Survivor will be released on March 27th 2012 for PC and Mac. There will be two editions up for grabs: the Standard Edition will cost $10 and will grant you the game and DRM-free updates for life.

While the First Aid Edition will cost $50 and will not only allow for Superflat World’s future games to remain as freeware, but will give you the Lone Survivor OST, an exclusive short game to be finished afterwards (LS3D – a side adventure to Lone Survivor) as well as a couple of mystery gifts, such as scans of designs and artwork from the game, to be decided. Below is a picture from LS3D (Lone Survivor 3D obviously):

LS3D

Jasper says he would like to add some more endings to the game in the future to make replays worthwhile. He also adds that the first 1200 purchasers will receive the Soul Brother OST for free, which is priced at $5 otherwise.

You’ll be able to purchase Lone Survivor via its official website which isn’t live yet. There will also be a demo that you can play in your browser over there too. An official launch trailer is on the way but for now this one below will have to do.

More information on Lone Survivor can be found on the official Superflat World development blog.


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Superflat Games “Risking Everything” for Lone Survivor

Superflat Games aka Jasper Byrne has gone all in, betting on his next terrifying and pixel-filled project: Lone Survivor.

Photos and posts around Superflat’s blog and Twitter tell some of the mechanics; Lone Survivor has an item combination system, there’s a mirror gamesave system, and the hero fights off the horror creatures with a gun. Jasper stated via Twitter he would add a melee weapon, but players will only be able to use it as a last resort.

The music, the slow crawling pixels, and the carefully crafted lighting all seem to make for a thrilling ambiance. Check it out in the official trailer of Lone Survivor here:

As for how dedicated Jasper has become to the project, he stated the following today: “I’m going to be back at work on this baby full-time until it’s done. I’m risking everything on it financially, but I believe in it enough to do it.” Best wishes that the game makes the upcoming fall deadlines for the assorted indie game competitions and/or sees success upon completion!

Readers, what do you think of this trailer?