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Iron Lung

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Iron Lung is a short dread-driven submarine horror game from the developer of DUSK, The Moon Sliver, and Squirrel Stapler.
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About Iron Lung

About this game

Iron Lung is a short dread-driven submarine horror game from the developer of DUSK, The Moon Sliver, and Squirrel Stapler.

FEATURES

  • Experimental minimalist gameplay, where your senses are limited and anything could be lurking around you
  • Glimpse your surroundings through the lens of a grainy still camera and navigate using an incomplete satellite map and proximity sensors
  • A horror based around building dread and paranoia
  • Original soundtrack inspired by the work of Aubrey Hodges (Doom 64)
  • A short experience intended to be finished in under an hour

THE GAMEPLAY

Set entirely within a claustrophobic one-man submarine nicknamed the "Iron Lung," you must blindly navigate an ocean of blood to take photographs of key locations, and hope whatever lives below doesn't find you.

There is only a single porthole on the sub, and it needs to be closed due to depth pressure, so you have to navigate purely via an incomplete map, proximity sensors, sound, and a primitive external camera which can be used to take the pictures you need to complete your mission or to get a grainy low-resolution visual of what's happening outside.

Success will require resourcefulness and patience.

THE STORY

Decades ago, every known star and habitable planet mysteriously vanished, along with whatever and whoever happened to be on them, leaving behind an empty universe of asteroids and lifeless moons where the only remnants of humanity are those who were on space stations or starships at the time. With supplies gradually dwindling and infrastructure falling into disrepair, the survivors have spent the subsequent years frantically searching for any trace of remaining natural resources. Up until now, they have been unsuccessful...

Then, a mysterious anomaly known as a Blood Ocean (which is exactly what it sounds like) was discovered on an otherwise barren moon. It's not the first Blood Ocean found since the vanishing, but initial scans show a collection of potentially useful anomalous locations in a deep undersea (underblood?) trench that requires further investigation.

And you're the unlucky sap who gets to investigate, in an ageing submarine cobbled together from rusty space station parts.

Find your way to the marked locations, photograph whatever you find there, and try to finish before the sub collapses around you... or you're discovered by whatever lurks in the blood...

Game Details

Release Date:
March 09, 2022
Developer:
David Szymanski
Publisher:
David Szymanski
Supported Languages:
English

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 7/8/9/10
  • Processor: Any made within the last decade
  • Memory: 1 MB RAM
  • Graphics: Any made within the last decade
  • Storage: 200 MB available space
  • Sound Card: Any
  • Additional Notes: You can run this

Recommended:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

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Iron Lung User Reviews

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User Rating

Average score from 3 ratings
67% of users would recommend this.
4.7

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One of the best short horror experiences

Wolfy
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The game is not very complex and not long, but that is by design. It is designed to get you spooked, and it definitely gets that done. The tight confines of play area combined with the fact you have no windows and can only see things after a short delay by taking photographs, and the exceptionally eery backstory makes for an amazing, if not too long experience.
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Buy it.

Durbeeno
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Wonderfully scary submarine thriller.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Somewhere in the middle. 18% of GameFAQs users said Iron Lung is Simple or Easy. 73% of GameFAQs users said the difficulty is Just Right. 9% of GameFAQs users said Iron Lung is Tough or Unforgiving.
Yes, Iron Lung is not fully Steam Deck Verified but the publisher says it is "Playable" on Steam Deck.
Minimum:
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 7/8/9/10
  • Processor: Any made within the last decade
  • Memory: 1 MB RAM
  • Graphics: Any made within the last decade
  • Storage: 200 MB available space
  • Sound Card: Any
  • Additional Notes: You can run this
Recommended:
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
Iron Lung was released on March 09, 2022
Iron Lung is published by David Szymanski
Iron Lung was developed by David Szymanski
Fanatical users tagged Iron Lung as Adventure, Walking Simulator, and Exploration
Fanatical users tagged Iron Lung as Horror, Atmospheric, Submarine, and Psychological Horror
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Iron Lung as Adventure
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Iron Lung as Walking Simulator
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Iron Lung as Exploration

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