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Survival Horror Game Routine Isn’t Exactly “Routine”

Survival Horror Game Routine Isn't Exactly "Routine"

Survival Horror Game Routine Isn’t Exactly "Routine"

Find yourself stranded on a moon base where everyone has disappeared. But are you really alone?


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From indie developer Lunar Software, Routine presents an ’80s vision of the future set in an abandoned lunar research station. Your task is to survive and search for data concerning the disappearance of everyone who was stationed there.

You soon discover that robot predators roam the rooms and corridors of the facility. In order to stay alive, you must either run and hide or shoot at them.

Routine will be a non-linear experience; you’ll be able to explore all parts of the station. The game will also offer full body awareness. There will be no HUD or health bars.

The game will feature multiple endings contingent on your actions. And take heed: there will be permadeath.

Originally, Routine was to support Oculus Rift. However, according to the developers: …we have had to slow down our VR integration as we all get extremely motion sick with the current kits. We will take another look at implementing VR closer to release but for now we can’t fully commit to a VR version of Routine.  

The game is being built with Unreal Engine 3. It will be released on PC and Mac at a date TBD.

Karla Munger

Karla Munger

I've been with JA in one capacity or other since 2003. I'm currently website administrator. I'm also a digital artist (my avatar is one of my creations). I write reviews and articles, create graphics and basically help tend the site. It's work I enjoy very much. I love playing games of all kinds, but adventure and RPGs are my favorites (particularly scary/dark/unsettling ones). At the top of my list are The Cat Lady, The Longest Journey, Dreamfall, Still Life (first one only), Scratches and Culpa Innata. I'm a dyed-in-the-wool recluse and prefer the company of animals, hardware and ghosts to human beings (no offense). And no bio would be complete without my saying that I do NOT care for phones of ANY sort. Further, I think Dell computers are garbage and that Microsoft has become megalomaniacal. "I put my heart and soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process." - Vincent Van Gogh "I need solitude for my writing; not like a hermit - that wouldn't be enough - but like a dead man." - Franz Kafka "I've been to hell and back, my boy." - Susan Ashworth, The Cat Lady

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