Operation Backlog Completion 2024
Sep 082017

With fall approaching, I took a look at some of my survival horror games… and then I remembered one that still hasn’t appeared.

In 2014, I included a sci-fi game called Routine on my list of top upcoming survival horror games.

I’d previously mentioned it a year earlier, in my Alien review.

Routine is a survival horror game set on the moon, with an aesthetic designed to mimic 1980s science fiction. It had already been Greenlit on Steam, so all seemed well.

But what happened to it?

Throughout 2015 and 2016, updates showed Routine well on the way to a successful launch. Last Halloween, the developers announced a release window of March 2017.

March 2017 came… and with it, a delay. The team felt they needed to keep working on Routine to make it the best experience possible, and didn’t expect it to be “more than a month or two” before the game was ready.

Far more than a month or two has passed since March, and there have been no new updates on Routine.

However, it’s not dead yet! A mod from the Routine subreddit got in touch with the developers and learned that the game is still being developed. It hasn’t been cancelled, and they intend to finish it.

What do you think? Will we ever see Routine? And if so, when?

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  One Response to “What Happened to Routine, the Survival Horror Game?”

  1. […] Routine. The Routine that was on my list of top 5 upcoming horror games back in 2014. The Routine we were still waiting for in 2017, when the developers promise fans it wasn’t cancelled. Honestly, so much time passed […]

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