Published on September 26th, 2012 | by Derek Strickland, Contributor

Routine Gets Greenlit on Steam Greenlight

Lunar Software’s first-person sci-fi horror survival PC Indie Routine has been one of the most critically acclaimed Indies on Steam’s new Greenlight service, basking in the electric glow of the limelight for good reason. With it’s highly original implementation of psychological horror and overall isolated space atmosphere, it brings to mind the tag line for Ridley Scott’s Alien film:

In space, no one can hear your scream.”

Routine has been praised for its incredible graphics and distinct style as well as its immersing gameplay which puts gamers in a frightening situation that becomes more dire with every second. Routine is part detective mystery part survival as players navigate the station, searching for clues as to what happened to the crew of the abandoned moon base.

Routine‘s makes use of a few original concepts, such as full-body awareness which features no HUD or targeting system: it’s just you and your wits as you must do your best to survive whatever is lurking within the moon base.

The upcoming title also pays amazing attention to detail and realism, featuring a permanent death system that keeps gamers on edge, building realistic suspense in an original way that isn’t usually incorporated in video games. Lunar Software’s first-person horror title will be a nonlinear experience, allowing gamers to explore parts of the base at their leisure.

Routine from Lunar Software is slated for release early 2013 for PC and MAC. Check out Routine‘s page on Steam Greenlight or the game’s official website for more information.

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