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“What you are now we used to be; what we are now you will be...”

What happened to Lee in 2011's "Outpost:Haven" was only half the story. In comparison, Lee was the lucky one.

Spread over ten levels we go back and forth in time with both Lee and Jameson on Haven and the planet below to discover its secrets in this survival horror game.
Swarm mode makes a welcome return, with a greater depth of gameplay.
This time let's even the odds, with more weapons and multiple armor combinations the battle is truly on.

Please note, the specular lighting option requires a powerful machine. The game runs in low quality by default and is the recommended setting.

Chrome users, there's a bug if you quit out of fullscreen. Sorry it's out of our hands, so keep that in mind if you need to quit out ( The game saves often so not all is lost if it happens, but it's still annoying I know ).

Thanks to everyone whose taken the time to play / vote / review the game, you're the best.

Turn the lights off, the volume up, hit full screen and shoot some aliens.

Reviews


ManicospreyManicosprey

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

One Of The Best Games I've Played. I Love Pixel Games And Horror Games And This Is Just Amazing. But No Games Perfect ...


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SterlingArcaneSterlingArcane

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Absolutely love it, it's a far better game than the first one (not that the first one wasn't good) so congrats on that. First off, the way you used the music was perfect it didn't over power every thing... actually in some places there was no music playing, just the general sound effects and if that was intentional then kudos for increasing the tension. Second; good god you turn the creep factor up to 11 and I love it, I also love the action movie like sequences, in fact there were several times I thought I would get killed by those meteorites. From what it seemed Jameson's side was intended as an action movie style, while Lee's was a Survival Horror flick and if that was the intention then good job. I enjoyed the new alien types and the branching two part style story; I especially loved the first mission where you put unobtainable Money & Key-card behind the locked door, in the same places where we picked them up in the first game. I'm on mission 8 and loving it so far, though I have found 2 major bugs. The ammo in my weapons is resetting (i.e. if I have 80/300 of SMG ammo when I switch weapons it goes to 0/0 and the pulse rife resets to 48/8); when I go to the store it only lets me buy ammo for the weapon I currently have equipped (I can switch weapons, then buy ammo for it, but then the ammo count resets). These seem to be rare bug as no one else has said anything about them (at least I don't think), but other than those petty gripes the game is awesome. Keep up the good work and keep making people happy with the work you do.


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Squize responds:

Wow, thank you.
The whole ammo thing is just a nightmare to code, well, to debug / test.
I think you're going to enjoy level 9, it's just shooting porn :)


DrenosaDrenosa

Rated 4 / 5 stars

This was a great game. Far from excellent but quite enjoyable.

The jumpsscares were a bit overkill it was a bit as if you were trying to hard. They did work though.

The hidden-minigame was definitely creepy. It gave me goosebumps for as long as I felt like playing it.

Bottom line:
Good job.


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Squize responds:

We got a fair bit of feedback with Outpost:Haven that it wasn't really scary ( "How can you call it a survival horror when it's not scary" etc. ), so there was a lot of point proving with this one.

The mini-game was a weird thing, I was just burnt out working on the main game and needed a couple of days to do something, anything, else, so found some old code that was for a prototype I did for Aardman and re-purposed that.
I like that a prototype I did that turned into a cute Shaun the sheep game could be made so dark when left in our hands.
The text was an after thought, I was in a dog shit mood for some reason so just wrote the darkest things that came to me and it just evolved into, well, that :)

Thanks for the review mate, glad you enjoyed playing the game.


TrainerUsedAcidTrainerUsedAcid

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Not bad but yeah I can't reduce quality so I can't play. (Yes my computer isn't very good.)


Squize responds:

There's a quality setting in the options, and it defaults to low quality anyway.
( In saying that it is a demanding game, it may struggle on your machine with everything turned off in the options ).
Thanks for taking the time to play it.


OranousOranous

Rated 4 / 5 stars

sweet top down dead space!