This was super cool to play and intriguing. Thanks for the game!
A downloadable game for Windows
Onlooker is a first-person thriller game where you play as a journalist that’s just received a tip about "Hotel Victoria". Write your story by investigating the hidden hallways and peepholes
Use WASD and Mouse to move and interact.
Use middle mouse button to focus.
C opens the camera.
Middle mouse button to focus
Playtime: 15-30 minutes.
We recommend you play Onlooker on a decent computer.
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A student project spanning 3 months,
by Team Bellboy:
Tommas Meidell, Anders Grøndahl, Fredrik Ulvmoen, Jørgen Stolt Steinset, Erik Holst, Tonje Røsnes, Tyrone Douglas.
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A beautiful game. Loved the atmosphere. Interesting idea.
Enjoyed the story you had here, Voyeuring into the lives of others is an interesting concept I haven't seen explored in games in this way. I hope you enjoy my video I made on your game :)
That story was short, but heavy... I mean, it really left an impression on me. Seriously.
Fantastic game! The environment was very immersive, with lighting and shading fitting the story perfectly. The narrative was superb, having complexities not seen in most other games.
That said, I did find a couple of bugs in it. First, I ran into a bug when re-entering room 203. The door opened half way, closed, and wouldn't open again. I didn't encounter this again when I restarted the game.
The second bug is in the bathroom of room 204(?). In between the sink and the bathtub, there is a section of wall that doesn't have collision, allowing the player to walk through it and fall out of the world. This forced me to restart the game as well.
Some minor nitpicks I have as well are that the crosshair dot was abnormally large and that there were no mouse/keybind options that I was able to find.
I also messed around with the camera a lot on my first playthrough, causing me to unknowingly run out of camera paper. I feel as though limited paper is best suited for a survival game, and that being able to take as many pictures as you want would be better here. It would also be nice if there was an option to save the pictures taken (say, to a gallery/photobook that the character carries around or pinned up on a wall in a side menu).
All of these minor suggestions aside, this was a phenomenal game. I greatly look forward to what you make next!
Thank you so much for playing and thank you for the very detailed bug report and feedback.
We will definetaly take a look at those issues mentioned, I agree that a gallery would be awesome and something we might want to take a look at in the future.
This is cool! I like the hotel setting for the game and the music was nice to listen as the game goes on. Gale’s narration was illuminating with each hotel worker or guest and I was a bit scared a few times from the loud noises or expecting the worst. I tried the middle mouse button to focus, but it didn’t work for me. Also, the notes would turn black or blend in with the wall. Other than that, great game! 20 / 10
Play this as a random indie horror and though it was pretty well made, though i encountered some issues here and there. I give a more detailed review at the end of the video from a player and a developer stance. Really enjoyed the game though! You can watch my playthrough below
A game about peeping on people, that my kinda game lmao!!!
SKIP TO 51:22!!!
Is there a graphic setting? My potato can't handle this game at the default setting
There is no potato setting unfortunately. Maybe in the future. Thank you for the feedback however!
Very interesting, and great narrative. Everything felt polished and complete. Thanks for sharing your game! RIP Bob Binji.
This game was great and I really enjoyed playing it. I fully expected something to jump out at me with every turn. Well done and I hope to see more like this! Feel free to check out my video of it below:
Love that you got goosebumps! Thank you very much for your playthrough! It was very entertaining :)
Awesome game Team Bellboy, i really enjoyed my stay, i loved the mysterious nature of it all and the end i never saw coming. Great Job!
Just tried to play it. Went into the inventory system and was unable to close it. Pressing Tab did not work. Help?
Just finished the game on stream and wow great atmosphere and the story meshed very well stream enjoyed it i enjoyed it! the camera is kinda confusing though as i didnt know what i was supposed to be taking pitcures of though either way great job! Your Friendly neighborhood Youtuber Stangz :3
I really liked this game, nice atmosphere and good story. I did use the camera, but I'm not sure if I was capturing anything important. There were a few lighting issues when trying to read some of the notes, a couple were too dark. Still, very enjoyable game.
That is not optimal, thanks for the feedback! Good flow and comfortable pace, thanks for your video.
At first, I thought it was made by "young" students. Uh, it wans't. XD. Maybe that's why this game has a deep philosophy. Anyway, I enjoyed the game, but I didn't enjoy sneaking around! LOL
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i didnt know where to go after i found the key i checked all the doors and none of them would open?/edit
Hi rtghd, thanks for playing! There is a door in the secret hallway that the key unlocks.
Thanks for playing! Glad you enjoyed it, overall very cool video and gameplay to watch! It made us happy.
Such a good game! Great story buildup, fantastic pacing, solid gameplay with absolutely no bugs. Feels like a very unique game that stands out among some of the others on this site. Here's my playthrough:
Deliciously creepy and unsettling looking in on other's lives, and the ending was a good way to show the madness some can feel over guilt. Thanks for releasing it.
It was great.
The camera unlocks some things, and is quite handy for navigation. We'll make sure to make that more clear in the next patch. Thank you for the video and feedback!
This was interesting and kinda weird haha
Onlooker was a very good short horror game. The atmosphere is very good and audio effects were effective for the environment. I would say this was a very good storytelling. The only main issue I had was the FPS. Everything was running smooth on my screen, but after seeing the footage, it was lagging a lot. If I missed anything hidden in this video, please let me know! Anyways, this was definitely an amazing horror game. I would appreciate a lot if you share and comment on my video.
Thanks for the feedback man, appreciate it. You found the most important information, but we'll have to leave some crumbs 😉
I completely missed the dog on my first playthrough. I can't tell how Benjamin really felt about Gale, because it seems like he was unhappy being a voyeur after he watched someone die, but I can't rule out that he thought that watching someone die was some sort of ultimate experience, and was trying to pass that on to Gale.
very interesting game, i like the fact that this one guy kept an eye on everyone that walked in its creepy but still very cool at the end <3
Brilliant game the premise is great , I really felt the whole atmosphere of what is going on .. 🙂
Hi The Fringe! Thanks for playing our game. We are going to patch the rare issue/glitch as soon as possible. We are super glad that you enjoyed the game anyways!
Really enjoyed playing this, nice to see a storyline along with a good atmosphere great job guys. Hope you dont mind me posting my gameplay here!P.S. The gun shot scared the snot out of me haha
Thanks, that means a lot! We are really proud of our narrative, glad you liked it 🤘
Neat! Loving the atmosphere. Well done.
Really solid game, the voice acting is quite good.
A wonderful thriller experience, major props to all of you bellboys! 😍
Thanks for playing our game VFTD! We loved your video so much. Hope your stay was enjoyable, was fun peeping at you <3!
Nice game but the graphics were a bit too high is there a way to adjust the quality? (Ik you said that you need a decent PC but is there still a way) anyways story was a bit confusing didn't really get it, but the mechanics in this game are pretty unique and amazing overall nice game and I could see potential in this becoming a full game.
Thanks for playing regardless. We want to address more options for graphics coming soon.
You caught all major pieces of information, that's good! It's a very experimental game. Appreciate your feedback.
I was expecting paranormal activities and jumpscares but still the game looks great thanks for your efforts :) Rated 5/5
Hey Gamersnation, thanks for checking in to the hotel! Glad you enyoyed your stay!
very nice. I enjoy photographing and creeping about. Bobo Bibi best wifu.