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I'm on observation duty is a short horror game where your job is to monitor live surveillance camera footage and spot anomalies in the monitored rooms. Anomalies range from furniture movement to otherworldly intruders. When you spot an anomaly all you have to do is file an anomaly report describing the type and location of the anomaly. Simple, right? You will need sharp eyes and good memory to survive the entire night. Are you up for the task? Maybe you'll even discover some secrets along the way. Have fun!

Updated 9 days ago
StatusReleased
Release date Dec 14, 2018
Rating
(12)
AuthorZaster
GenrePuzzle
Made withUnity
TagsCreepy, Dark, Horror, secrets, Short, Spooky, Spoopy, Survival Horror, suspense, weird
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
LanguagesEnglish
InputsMouse
AccessibilitySubtitles

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Victory! (New House)

Congrats!

The producer's Secret is a mess.
These days, this kind of secret only makes the game tired.

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Love this game Zastor, its such a great idea and im having so much fun! however, the secret audio needs to be cleaned up a bit! I have tried everything to solve it and i'm struggling. The audio just isn't clear enough and I have reversed it, changed the pitch, slowed it, sped it up, everything! all I can get that's kinda legible enough is (guessing)

Properly..Type...Seriously...Input...?..?..?..?

 

I listened to the audio in the old house. But I can't find the secret of the game. I've tried very hard to find Secret. I was so wasted and began to get angry. I tried to list the words as similar as possible to the voice that came out by reversing the audio.

"set do nom for light open me usually airft(????) in a cofe(?)" what the fuxx english????? i'm korean. 

I can't guess what the word is by its pronunciation.  It is impossible to infer the alphabet from the pronunciation of English. It is a similar pronunciation, but it may be a very different word. I don't know all the words in English. Why do you have Secret only in human voice? The only person who can only hear and interpret English is the person whose first language is English. Why didn't you make the letter secret?

I've reported all the anomalies in the lights. It took a lot of time and I tried a lot. All abnormalities, whether paintings changed or ghosts appeared, were reported as abnormalities of light. But Secret could not be found. The biggest mistake you've made is that you've made a Secret in the voice of a man of opaque pronunciation. I can even try to make a Secret out of words that I can see with my eyes. I got too much stress from this game. I don't want to waste any more time on Secret. You deceived users with Secret.

I'm very angry now. Do you know how reckless or time-consuming it is to report all anomalies without even knowing that reporting them as light is properly interpreted? I put my time in the trash. All this is due to the ambiguous producer's words and actions that are not certain. "You're doing great. You're finding it. Audio is the key." I'm more angry because audio is the key. The audio pronunciation is so stupid.

"airft.... in a cofe..."

People who are not the first language don't know what this means. 

"airft?????, aft?? e a f t???" "kofe? cufe? cough? cup? kup?" "inocof??"

hu.....................

I think reverse regeneration is the answer. But the pronunciation of the voice is rubbish. We don't need a voice, we need a word. Not everyone can infer words by the voice of the hint alone.

It's time to leave.  I was so angry. I've wasted too much time trying to find the real look of Secret. You cheated users.

ppkkw, I understand you're angry but relax man, it's just a game! however, you're right about the audio. I speak English as a first language and I have recorded it, slowed it down, reversed it, changed its pitch and I still can't find anything. Its not very clear, maybe some good feedback for Zastor to clear up the audio a bit so we can solve it? 


p.s whats this Photo you speak of??? i cant find it at all?

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The audio looks like an anagram.
In the end, the only thing I interpreted was the front. 
in that part 
"set... s...hado nom (shadow anomaly) for ligh...t open me uaually airft in a cof"

Like "shadow" and "nom," I think "airft" and "in a cof" are pronounced as they seem.

I think the important part is "set shadow nom for light"

This is the best interpretation for me because English is not the first language.
I just want the producer to reveal the secret.
I was under too much stress because of the game.

I reported anomaly for all light as shadow anomaly, and reported all shadow anomaly as light anomaly, but found nothing.

I cleared it that way and found nothing.
I'm tired now. I'm angry.
The Secret hidden in the game by the producer should have rather not been known as "hint."

You should think of it as an anagram for reverse playback of audio. List alphabet.like (s..hado nom -> shadow anomaly)

Then you can make a better interpretation because your first language is English.

Thanks for the feedback. I guess it's a bit too difficult now. It's pretty hard to evaluate how easy it is for other people to understand it. It just seems so easy to me because I know what it says already. I'll look into it and maybe make some changes later.

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You think it's easy because you know the answer.
I'll give you a question. It's a very easy question.
1+14=3
5+8=1
1+8=9
5+14=?

If you get the answer to this question, you'll say, "Why did I think this was so difficult?"
All problems are easy when you know how to get to the correct answer.
The problem is difficult if you don't know how to get to the right answer.

I understand that. I'll be making some changes to it.

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Hell0 Zaster, I am Shiny,Maybe I found your body plz give me answer, is it your body?

Hi! Nice. Nah I'm way more handsome than that guy.

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Hello Zaster, I am WhiteDeath, I have many captures in the section of Steam about your game and I come to communicate with you as I would like to ask for more updates since once passed the 2 houses completely there is nothing else to do (excluding easter eggs) Thanks and keep going <3

Hi! Thanks for playing the game. I will be making more content in the future. However I can't say when. Right now I have some other stuff I need to be working on. But updates will come in the future.

there is any other way to comunicate with you?

Please! make moore levels!!!

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OK, so this is both fun and frustrating.  I wish there were some kind of hint as to what you miss when you lose.  I have lost several times and even taking screenshots I can't seem to figure out what I'm overlooking.

I really like this concept, but I guess these old eyes are just not sharp enough to actually win this game...

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It's scary

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Can you do this game free?

You can already download it for free here if you wish.

make the game for 32 bit please

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Played your game in an Indie Romp. Hope you enjoy the video

your game starts at the 11:50 mark
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Hi! Recently I saw a famous twitch streamer Gucio and he was streaming this game. It was really fun to watch so I downloaded it myself. I played it for a few a days and I discovered some secrets.

1. A random photo with text: "Find my body" and I dont know what to do with it.

2. An audio from one object in the room ( u can click it at 1:00 while lamp is flashing) And I tried to reverse it or speed it up but i couldnt find any words...

3. After some time I translated mors audio playing at start of the game and at the end but it was nearly the same text as this on the display.

I hope you understood everything right and please send me some advices or hints about this secret. :)

Edit: I also tried to reverse and speed up a menu song/sound and it sounds like a song(?) but Im not sure if I did it right because it doesnt sounds right like a normal song...

Hi! You've done a good job digging up secrets it seems :) All I'm going to say is that the audio recording you described in 2. is the key to finding the secret.

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Hi again! Thanks for advice for secret, but I cant still solve it :/ After making some changes of speed and reversing some words in this audio on Audacity I could only hear: "Junior club, hi, you serious/ useries, input, rise, four, (?), suck" and then I was wondering if you have any group where I can solve this with others ( because I dont want immediately full answer). It would be great if you could invite me or some other people who play this game too! Im still in work with this puzzle and for any hints I will be grateful!

Edit: I also found where to put a secret code!

Hi! You're making progress. Nice. Now all you need to do is figure out the code. I'm not sure about any groups. Maybe some people here could help? Or you could try the steam community page for the game: https://steamcommunity.com/app/1046820/discussions/

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Thanks :)  I will try it!

Crekuba, Where is this photo? and wheres the Input? I am totally lost!

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 I quickly began to memorize objects, ghosts and more. passed the old house with 4-5 attempts. The epic was that at the end of the balcony I removed the dummy at the end, but the ghost ALREADY ran! but I managed! Best game! waiting new updates! soon new gameplay "new house"

Nice! Congrats!

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I played this game with my cousin yesterday for five hours and we had a blast! Plz keep supporting and updating this game I love it! 

Thanks! It's always nice to hear that people enjoy my game :)

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Please make more updates :( 

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Hello I played this game rly fun! So thank you for create this game. By the way can I make a fan game? I will clarify the original author :)

Hi! Thank you very much. Sure you can make your own version :)

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yay i did it

Congratulations!

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I LOVE this game. It's great. I've been on a  horror binge and me and my friends have played this game over and over again for a few days now.

Here's my question: When there's an aggressive intruder (like the one in the new house bathroom, or in the old house living room, or the old house bedroom) if you report it, will you still "die" or lose? Is there some sort of method to avoid being killed?

Thanks! 

Hi! Thanks! It's always great to hear when people like the game. You won't die to the aggressive intruders if you report them in time. Sometimes you have to act fast when filing a report but once the anomaly gets fixed it can't "kill" you anymore. Also not looking at the monsters sometimes helps you survive longer. You can still "die" to too many anomalies being active at once of course. Hope this answers your question.

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It does! Thanks so much for your quick response. Excited to see more work from you in the future! Is there any chance we can get any hints on how to start figuring the story out?

I'm afraid you'll just have to figure out the story by yourself :)

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Why does the clock freeze at 2:00?

Hi! Thank you very very much for pointing that out! I found the bug that causes the clock to freeze at 2:00 in the old house. It has been fixed now. Make sure to dowload the latest version :)

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I m in love with your game. Thank you! From Russia with Love.

Thanks! I'm very glad to hear you enjoy my game.

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Really enjoying this game very much! already played several times and had a fun and scary time with my friends :D  This game shows a new type of a horror/puzzle game including great potential. Can't wait for the second level! Great job. Thanks for the good game. (Sorry for my bad English, greetings from South Korea.)

Thanks! I'm always glad to hear that people have enjoyed this game.

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Loved this game.  When will level 2 appear?  It is very interesting to know. 
P. S.  Sorry for my English

Very soon.

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Hi! Thanks for game!  Well, it was not simple, but I found out the secret. But I don't know a code and how input it... Maybe a little hint about that code?

P.S. Sorry for my English...

Hi! You need to listen closely to a certain recording that plays when you click a certain object.

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Cool game! But anomaly kid in the kitchen looks like a shadow. And why a missing cigarette on the balcony is moving belongings?

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Hello(sorry for my English, not good in it). I've completed this game several times. Thank you. It was interesting. I found out in wich case appears function "input". But I didn't find out how to use it. I even tried to "hold" some specific anomalies for time, when Input appears. I mean. I've ignored them, just let them be. But in hurry had to found another. Cause if u have unfixed more than 3-4 anomalies at the time - it's the end. I've tried to use input in computer anomaly and into the abyss. Didn't work. And i'ts the question: Is there any real functionality for this "Input"? Or it's just nothing to do with it? Thank you for this game anyway(it's atmospheric and holds you in it)

Hi! Great to hear you enjoy the game. There is a function for the "input" option. It's a well hidden secret.

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I completed the game. This is a very good game. Thank you very much! I waiting continuation!!!

Thank you for your kind words. Glad to hear you enjoyed the game!

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Hi! Will you build version for mac os? It will  be really cool. Game seems to be very catchy. Thank you.

Hi! I promise to look into it.

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You did a really great job! I can tell because I HATE horrors, but I played and survived

Thanks! Glad to hear you liked the game :)

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Hi! Cool game, have good fun, thanks. Author, tell please, when you planned to add some updates?

Активация Windows хехехе

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Thanks for playing! No promises but you may see a second level some day.

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Tell me, is it planned to update the game, otherwise I have already passed and I want more. Very cool game!
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No promises but you may see a second level one day.

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Hey! I made an account just to ask... Why is sometimes alarm (or whatever it is) blinks in the kitchen? Is it an anomaly or it is a hint that there IS an anomaly? Please answer! :)

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I would try clicking on the square panel it is on top of and making sure that your speakers are turned up, and you tell me what you hear!  I am in the same boat trying to figure this out!

It's not an anomaly. It's a secret!

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[ spoiler alert ]


This article is a sentence translated by Google translation.



Hi!  I'm living in Korea.
Just as I was playing this game, I was streaming YouTube and trying to edit the recorded video, and I found a photo with the word "FIND MY BODY". What does this sentence mean? Then I rewound the BGM on the menu and speed it up and I could hear clear vocal music, strange sounds and piano sounds. Do I know what it is? And I played this game with great fun.

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Hello!  I was wondering about a couple of things!

[Lite spoiler alert]

1.  I found.....a way to make a certain.....experience, happen, and I have analyzed it and found it to be.....indecipherable.  I was wondering if making this....thing.....happen has any function, or if it is a creepy Easter egg?  It certainly "is" creepy!  I was thinking that it might have a protective function, like keep away some of the more "deadly" anomalies for a little while, but if it is "just" an Easter egg that is okay too, I notice that one of the "Hints" at the beginning is that the game has a "secret", I am wondering if that might be it!

2.  Later in the night on any particular game, I have found that an extra "type" of anomaly appears that is just labeled "input", I think that is right below "Other", I am assuming that is a little bugg?  With "camera malfunction" being another choice that is itself presumably a little bit of a red herring, I am assuming that "input" is a little bug but with how some of the anomalies do some pretty strange things and how many layers there are to figuring out what everything is classified as I was just wondering about that one in case I am missing any special type of anomaly!

In any case, I really liked the game and I am not sure if one person made this but if so this is an amazing accomplishment from my perspective!

Thanks a lot. I love to hear that you liked the game so much. It was indeed made by one person. The "Input" option is indeed a type of a secter/easter egg or at least one part of unlocking it.

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a guide would be cool because i had alerts like there are a lot of anomalies but i couldn't notice anything particuliar, it would be useful to know what can be an anomaly

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Hello!

I've been playing this game a lot lately, and it's simply amazing! I really hope various Youtubers start playing this game, so the game's fame can grow. It's really tricky and there are LOTS of anomalies that are really hard to find. There are tons of them that I just can't figure out. It's an amazing game that requires a lot of attention. Is there actually an end for the game? My best game so far was until 3:58 AM.

Good job!

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I've been playing this game too :3

Hi! I'm very glad to hear you enjoy the game! There is in fact an end. You'll beat it if you manage to survive until 6:00.

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Honestly an amazing game, fresh concept, and amazing fun, me and my friend have been playing for a couple hours and love it. Although, some anomalies are not working correctly, (I think) because there is what appears to be a man in the bottom left of the screen in the living room, but if you try to report him, there is no way to fix the anomaly. Other than that new things are scaring us sockless! If you worked on the game more, added more levels, and had like an endless mode i think it would be amazing. 

Thanks a lot for the feedback! Glad to hear you and your friends are enjoying the game. If this game does well I might expand on the idea in the future and make a sequel with more content in it. No promises though. About the man in the living room. Do you mean the weird man at the bottom right of the living room camera screen? That's actually a tricky one but I assure you it is working as intended. Think about it. You can see the man trough the living room camera but is he actually in that particular room?

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Hey, played the game some more, we got to 5:30 and 21 anomalies fixed, but i have a couple questions, like, is there an end to the game? Why is it every time we fail, it says there are more anomalies? (EX: You fixed 2 out of 5 anomalies but then the next game it says you fixed 3 out of 6 anomalies) Amazing game still finding new things to scare us, i hope it gets more popularity soon so people can support it more! <3

Hey! You beat the game if you reach 6:00. You almost got there! When a player fails the game shows you how many anomalies they fixed out of the anomalies  that appeared during that playthrough. For example if it says 2 out of 6, that means 2/6 of the anomalies that appeared were fixed and 4/6 were not. Those 4/6 unfixed anomalies caused the game to end.

This game scared me in the first minutes, but it got boring after a while, because it does not offer a threat to the player, perhaps for lack of actions and anomalies, I do not know ... Please consider my comment as a constructive review and sorry for my bad english.

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I appreciate your critique. However some anomalies actually do cause threat to the player. Because they spawn randomly though you might not see them at all before you fail because there's too many regular anomalies active.

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