Xbox One getting open-world "surrealist survival horror" game Grave

Microsoft approves Broken Window Studios for its ID@Xbox program.

First-person open-world "surrealist survival horror" game Grave is headed to Xbox One, developer Broken Window Studios announced on the game's Kickstarter page recently. Microsoft has approved the company for its independent publishing program, ID@Xbox, and the desert-themed Grave is "officially approved to launch on Xbox One," the studio said.

The game's Kickstarter campaign has attracted just $9,349 of its $30,000 goal, though there's still 13 days to go. Grave for Xbox One is expected to launch simultaneously with the PC, Mac, and Linux versions in early 2015. You can get an Xbox One version of Grave if you have backed the project at $25 or above.

Haven't heard of Grave? Here's the official description from Broken Window Studios. "Grave is an open-world, surrealist survival horror experience where light is your only weapon in a constantly changing reality."

It was previously announced that the game would use the virtual reality headset Oculus Rift, which the company says allows for the "truest form of what a first-person adventure game can be." The Xbox One does not support the Oculus right now, so VR functionality is likely only in the works for the PC version of Grave.

Could Grave come to other console platforms, like potentially the PlayStation 4? "We can't make any additional console announcements at this time, but we are actively pursuing additional consoles and will make announcements as we are able," the studio said.

Overall, Broken Window Studios' main ambition for Grave it is "to scare the living crap out of players. My personal goal is to give people nightmares," a developer says in the Kickstarter pitch video below. You can read more about Grave at its Kickstarter page and you can even download a demo of the game today for PC.

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Discussion

97 comments
DEATH775
DEATH775

Fighting demons or whatever you call them with lights? Urm I don't think that's going to work. People already did that with Alan Wake. So guys please do something new. 

vivvianni
vivvianni

If my calculations are correct this game will run 720p 15fps lol.

chris1980s
chris1980s

Hope this one never sees the light of day, time to bury it (see what I did there?). Seriously, when will indies stop releasing these bs non games demoz?

Zhalor
Zhalor

This game is going to SUCK because it's on xbox and xbox SUCKS! I hate xbox! Hey look at me guys, I'm hating on xbox! Hahaha stupid xbox.


Every topic related to the Xbox.

Cpt_Cosmonaut
Cpt_Cosmonaut

Looks dumb, just like that one coming out soon "Daylight" or whatever. How about instead they try to make GTA style Apocalyptic Zombie open world? I don't wanna run around with stupid flashlights.

rarson
rarson

Sounds and looks kinda cool. I'll have to try the demo.

deadpen
deadpen

One match to rule them all. Needs the Tremors worm.

vadagar1
vadagar1

still w8ing for a nice zombie survial game : /


and w8ing and w8ing and w8ing

Richie_Kotzev
Richie_Kotzev

one more fps. honestly, there's too many fps nowadays. in my opinion fps are made for mouse and keyboard, and I do own a computer but I really like to sit back and relax while playing a game. they choose a good title for the game, grave. it will be so crappy that later it will become free to play and be renamed to Dead and Buried.

DemoKnight10656
DemoKnight10656

light your only weapon...... PASS! when will developers learn that people want this kind of game but with guns and co-op surviving day by day looking for food like minecraft without the creepers....

battlefront1943
battlefront1943

Wow, a complete ALAN WAKE rip-off minus the great storytelling of Remedy.

adro191
adro191

Grave...is a game.



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No shit! my mind is BLOWN!!

jessie82
jessie82

oh look another survival game..

jttwister9
jttwister9

Game looks interesting probably get it on my x1 hopefully if it doesnt get enough funding microsoft will foot the bill 

dogman7
dogman7

Pardon me if I'm wrong, but isn't this technically a first person version of Alan Wake?

steve_esquire
steve_esquire

I'm looking forward to it. Xbone needs some games :o getting a little tired of Titanfall and MGS :p (both are good, but there's only so many times you can play a game. Then again I constantly play new games and I'm having a bad habit of getting tired of games way too fast :/ curse you Steam!)

blackace
blackace

Looks interesting. I'd like to see how this one turns out. Definitely needs more backers though.

FrankDuxx
FrankDuxx

people here are stupid they don't see all the work behind that project.Its not just about graphic, I bet 90% of you cant draw a rock.

daviz88
daviz88

another FIRST PERSON horror game. i hope this doesn't become the norm.

grenadehh
grenadehh

Insert "Waaaaaaaah another survival game" comments here. Oh and retards who don't understand id@xbox games are not developed by MS. So "just make herp der instead" commenters, please, just don't talk.

cboye18
cboye18

It looks painfully boring....

berserker66666
berserker66666

I thought playing on the Xbone was a survival horror itself.

XNEXUS666X
XNEXUS666X

@Richie_Kotzev Why would you say fps games are made for kbm? My controller on Titanfall PC says otherwise.

rarson
rarson

@DemoKnight10656  

Kinda sounds like you want Rust. Although it's obviously not so much "co-op" and I'm not sure if there are guns.

hystavito
hystavito

@DemoKnight10656  I was going to quote the same part, but my issue is not that I want guns and stuff.  I'm just not thrilled with the light thing because it's very common, was kinda hoping for something different.

bdrtfm
bdrtfm

@berserker66666 How does a story about a game always turn into the quality of the console its on? This is one of the first articles in weeks that has actually been about the GAME and not about console resolution disparity and still the douchbags come on and try to turn the comment section into a platform superiority flame war.


Way to go dude. And the fact that he's getting so many likes for his douchy comment is very sad.


daviz88
daviz88

DAMN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!   nice one

bdrtfm
bdrtfm

@cleveland4kid20 Wow dude, this is a self-publishing indie dev with a team smaller than my immediate family. The graphics look decent enough. Guess you've never heard of a game called Minecraft? 49 million copies sold and its got worse graphics than an 80's arcade game.


The game could be fun as hell but, you won't even consider it because it doesn't look super fantastic graphically. How about you post a video of one of the games you've created and we'll compare the quality.

grenadehh
grenadehh

@cleveland4kid20  Are you daft as fuck? Those graphics are modern. The hand model and texture sucks, big deal. It can be changed.

RAGEofSTUNTS
RAGEofSTUNTS

@Blue_Owl @Cpt_Cosmonaut  Pretty sure he means something more like Red Dead Redemption's Undead Nightmare but with in a modern setting. 


Dead Rising 3 is very arcadey and not as open world as GTA, while this isn't necessarily a bad thing, zombies in a semi-open setting has been done for decades.

streamline
streamline

VegasDawg, plenty of people knows the game is not out yet. j/k

Gameplay isn't a complete mystery. People can try the PC demo.

VegasDawg
VegasDawg

@bdrtfm  Lol, this site is full of Sony fanBOYs, just ignore them they are little children living off  Mommy and Daddy, if you want to talk games your going to have plow through all the BS to get to the real gamers.

hina_ken
hina_ken

@bdrtfm  You could give these wanna be gamers a game about shoveling crap into a bucket, but as long as it is in 1080p and 60fps, they will LOVE it!


Even better, you can put it out in 900p and 30fps and tell them it is 1080/60, and they will love it.  Just make sure you tell them the resolution is worse on Xbox One, so they feel superior in life.  God knows they need it in their insignificant existence.  

XNEXUS666X
XNEXUS666X

@queenelsa @XNEXUS666X@Richie_KotzevDidn't realize winning and a high K/D ratio was insanity... Why would you assume winning is insanity?? That's stupidity. I think we need to squash that myth of arrogance once and for all, because if kbm is supposed to be unbeatable and you're getting beaten by my controller, then you must be really be crap hahaha.

hina_ken
hina_ken

@shoguntake  So what exactly was his fanboy comment?


All was true.  

1. Immature little children that live with mommy and daddy.

2. Plow through the BS to read comments from real gamers.


None of that is focused on a specific console.  Take your hypocrite comment and leave please.  But you won't.  None of you Sony fanboys will.  Like mindless little moths attracted to light, you run head first to an Xbox One article ready to spew uneducated insults like it makes you look cool.  "Yay, you got a like!"  Now you think you have a friend.


I like both systems, but have become real turned off from the PS4 strictly from the crowd it seems to be attracting.  Playing on PS+ was a waste, just dealing with all the kiddies that aren't even of age spouting off more profanity than most can tolerate.

shoguntake
shoguntake

@VegasDawg @bdrtfmSays: "this site is full of Sony fanBOYs" and then immediately makes his own little fanboy comment. God I hate hypocrites.

bdrtfm
bdrtfm

@observer98 @bdrtfm@berserker66666 Why? Because I have a low tolerance for stupidity?

"I thought playing on the Xbone was a survival horror itself." Its not even clever and has nothing to do with the article. Its about a new dev with a new IP trying to make a game. The game will be on PC and Mac as well but, he probably never read that far. I doubt his attention span could last through more than one paragraph.