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Routine Is First-Person Sci-fi Horror On The Moon

The indie scene has become a breeding ground for promising first-person horror games. Amnesia: The Dark Descent has an upcoming sequel, Among The Sleep places players in the role of a toddler, and Outlast takes place in a demented asylum. Judging by the gameplay trailer for Lunar Software's sci-fi thriller, Routine, horror fans have another game to keep on their radar.

Routine takes place in a deserted facility on the moon. Lunar Software is crafting an '80s vision of the future, complete with floppy disks and interactions with archaic computer programs. In the trailer, a disembodied voice advertises syrupy space snacks in a monotonous, low timbre. The protagonist also uses what appears to be a stun gun, complete with a night-vision screen with a low refresh rate. This gun appears to function similar to a video camera's IR mode, but with an image delay that could lead to some creepy surprises. Flashes of a stalking robot enemy can also be seen in the trailer. The mood and isolation reminds us of movies like Alien, Moon, and 2001: A Space Odyssey, all worlds any sci-fi fan would be eager to explore.

Routine is being developed by a very small team of dedicated developers who hope to have the game out on Steam sometime this year. For more information, check out Lunar Software's insightful Q&A videos on the studio's website.

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  • looks so good. Did it say oculus vr at the end of the trailer? that would be really scary...

  • I have had this one on my radar for a long time and I must say it looks absolutely incredible. I just hope my computer can actually run it as it looks even better than I was expecting.

  • Looks interesting. I'll keep an eye on it.

  • Lunar Software is the 500 Spartans of the gaming world. Slap the mediocre games created by the greater developers out.  Quality > Quality right?


  • Please don't let it be like Echo Night: Beyond, please don't let it be like Echo Night: Beyond...

  • Sounds really cool and looks good.

  • Hmmm, very interesting.  I might enjoy this one.

  • I remember voting for this on Steam Greenlight.

  • Looks very cool.  I dig the setting.

  • This game has been pretty quiet for a while, I remember reading something about them releasing it around spring.

  • I've been keeping an eye out for this since I saw it on Steam's Greenlight. I really like the unique setting and aesthetic. And the video makes it look impressive graphically. As for actual gameplay, we'll have to wait and see. But it has a great mood to it.

  • Sounds gnarly!

  • Man this looks good for an Unreal 3 game