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It's been a year since Survey Team 4 landed on Osiris 4. They reported a peaceful planet with the highest density of life signs ever detected. And then .... nothing. No response to communications, no emergency beacons, nothing at all. What happened to them?

What happened to Survey Team 4? is the third chapter in my One day at a time series. The series was begun as a means for me to practice coming up with simple games. I set myself a few rules to try and ensure they games stay simple:

  • I get 20 hrs to develop and upload each game.
  • No individual game can be released until the collection is complete.
  • Once all games are complete I get 4 additional hours per game to polish them.
  • All games are done solo but I can use third party assets.

With the rules in place the question was then what would I use as prompts? I decided on working my way through all of the Global Game Jam themes in order. What happened to Survey Team 4? is based on the 2011 theme of "extinction".

PlatformsWindows, macOS
Rated 3.0 out of 5 stars
(7 total ratings)
AuthorIain the Indie
TagsFirst-Person, Horror


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

what-happened-to-survey-team-4-macos.zip 312 MB
Version 8
what-happened-to-survey-team-4-windows.zip 301 MB
Version 9

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interesting project.


The Graphics and sound design are great! I only found 3 datapads, I don't know if there are more but I was fun.

Thanks! I'm glad you enjoyed it! You found most of the data pads. There's 5 in total but some are really hidden out of the way.


A good game the atmosphere is scary, to bad you don't get to see the thing that's actually chasing you. Here's my gameplay hope you enjoy : )

Thankyou for playing it!


Hey, great job. Atmosphere is great, sounds are good and creepy. I don't know if I had luck or it was because I didn't stop running, but I started from beacon and got back to it exactly at sunrise. Nothing happened to me, except sounds around me like something was in the trees. And I just ran out of lights when sun has risen. Maybe I was lucky enough not to encounter whatever lives on this planet.

Anyway, great game, hoping to see more from you in this genre.

Keep up the good work.

I’m glad you enjoyed it! Sounds like you hit the timing perfectly. There’s only the tiniest bit of buffer in the timing. 

I’m definitely looking at making more like it. 

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Very creepy. The sounds are really good. And that feeling at the end of "is there enough time" 

Thankyou for playing! I’m glad you enjoyed it :)


Really well made and exceptionally creepy. The sounds made the entire experience tense.

Sadly I couldn't find my way back to the beacon in time, but I had a blast having some introspective moments while walking through the forest.

Thankyou! Great to hear you enjoyed it :)


Amazing game dev had so much fun playing it :) i hope you enjoy my gameplay 

Thankyou for playing! :)


Hi there, I am a youtuber and I hope to get some support from you guys by leaving a like and subscribe at my channel.

I was very interested to try out the game as I saw the beautiful graphics and environment in an actual horror game but I was a little disapppointed by the length of the game being so short and that there was no sight of the actual enemy in the game. I have no idea whether it is possible to activate the beacon in the game but I hope to see more information provided about Survey Team 4 and more gameplay time in the future. 

Thank you for reading my comment. :) Keep up the good work in your games :).

Thankyou for playing! Yep, it is possible to activate the beacon but surviving long enough for that to happen is the challenge.


Thanks for the information bro. I will give it another try when I have the time :).