Subliminal: What is the Game All About? + How to Join Alpha Test

What Subliminal game is all about

Attention, horror game fans! Brace yourselves for an exciting upcoming addition to the genre, Subliminal. Created by the developer Sven, this game has dropped a trailer that has left enthusiasts in awe. Curious to know more of what Subliminal is all about? This article aims to explore its depths.

What is Subliminal?

Subliminal, a real-time software raytraced horror and puzzle game, draws inspiration from “The Backrooms.” It boasts an array of features including endless procedurally generated levels, cutting-edge lighting effects, scary entities, liminal spaces, and an unsettling feeling that things aren’t as they seem.

Subliminal horror game
Screengrab courtesy of Subliminal
  • Within this game, players are invited to immerse themselves in a series of interconnected liminal spaces. 
  • They’ll navigate these environments, solving puzzles that hinge on perspective and the manipulation of light.

Currently, this highly realistic horror game is in the Alpha testing phase, where developers are diligently ironing out any glitches and refining the overall gameplay.

The Beta version is currently undergoing evaluation, and fans can anticipate regular updates to be announced on their official social media account.

  • The recently unveiled trailer offers a glimpse into the unsettling game levels of Subliminal.
  • The trailer teases the menacing entities that will likely be in pursuit of the player.
  • Additionally, the trailer shows the game’s remarkable realism, thanks to the impressive capabilities of Unreal Engine 5.

Subliminal Release Date

Subliminal release date
Screengrab courtesy of Subliminal

While there isn’t a precise release date at the moment, the game is anticipated to launch in the fourth quarter of 2023, as indicated on Subliminal’s Steam page. You can already add the game to your Steam wishlist to stay updated on its progress.

Moreover, for those eager to get a taste of the gameplay, there’s an opportunity to participate in the Open Alpha Testing by signing up.

How to Join Alpha Test

Subliminal Alpha Test
Screengrab courtesy of Subliminal

As per the developer’s announcement, they are actively inviting players to join Subliminal’s Alpha Testing program. 

  • In this ongoing process, new game levels are introduced to the Alpha version approximately every month. 
  • These levels are carefully tested, commented, and refined before the subsequent release.
  • The Alpha Testing phase is open to anyone interested in contributing by finding bugs and offering suggestions. 
  • This provides an opportunity to witness the gradual evolution of the Alpha version into a polished, final game or simply to show support for the development efforts.

Subliminal offers two types of alpha testing memberships: Alpha Supporter and Alpha+ Supporter. To become part of the Alpha testing community, here are the steps to follow:

  • Open Subliminal’s Patreon site.
  • Log in to your Patreon account.
  • Choose one of the available plans, Alpha or Alpha+.
  • Alpha will cost you $5 / month, while Alpha+ will cost you $15 / month.
  • Click join.
  • Begin your Alpha Testing journey.

System Requirements

The minimum requirements for Subliminal are as listed:

  • OS: Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel i5 10th Gen
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 1060
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Storage: 60 GB available space
  • Sound Card: N/A
  • VR Support: Open XR, Steam VR

The recommended requirements are:

  • OS: Windows 11
  • Processor: Intel i7 12th Gen
  • Memory: 10 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA RTX 3060
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Storage: 100 GB available space
  • Sound Card: N/A
  • VR Support: Open XR, Steam VR

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