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Kalaban is a survival horror game with an emphasis on storytelling. The game was developed with Clickteam Fusion 2.5.

The year is 1995, in an alternate history version of Finland. Bob, a hermit and an American who has moved to Finland, lives in a backwater cabin by himself. One night he is attacked by a hideous dog-like mutant. Now he must find out what is going on, and discover the reason behind the mutant outbreak.


  • Unique story and characters: While the game has a basic premise of mutant invasion, it also features a story with real depth and complexity.
  • Top-down action: Combat and exploration are the heart
    of this game. You kill monsters, gain loot and eat food to heal yourself. We wanted to make the combat fun and approachable.
  • Mini-sandbox: After the introduction, the player is let
    loose on the gameworld. You're given the freedom to explore the setting in a non-linear fashion.
  • Dark comedy: The game is presented with a serious tone, but beneath it lies absurd comedy, with strange events and characters.
  • Player choice matters: Your actions and choices affect
    the how the story plays out. The game can be described as an immersive sim from a top-down perspective.
  • Hand-crafted world: All the level backgrounds are unique, and the main character is completely hand-animated. We wanted to achieve a high level of polish with the art.
  • Back to the 90s: The game is set in the recent past of Finland. The game is littered with tropes and references to the pop culture of the yesteryear. In addition to that, we've taken many influences from older adventure games and DOS titles.

Release date Dec 28, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5 stars
(10 total ratings)
AuthorHarri Jokinen
GenreAdventure, Action, Survival
Made withClickteam Fusion
TagsAtmospheric, Exploration, Horror, Isometric, multimedia-fusion, Open World, Singleplayer, Survival Horror
Average sessionAbout an hour
InputsKeyboard, Mouse
LinksSteam, Blog, Steam Greenlight, Steam, Twitter, GameJolt, IndieDB


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Kalaban - Horde Mode demo 109 MB
Kalaban - Version 1.2.2 483 MB
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Interesting! Looks like a steampunk horror game. Horror isn't really my thing but looks promising.

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Steampunk? In what way? Anyways, the game is out now and it was released in December 2016.

You can try it out by downloading the Horde mode demo on Itch.io or Steam!


This game was on my list for a while. When I finally bought it I figured I'd play it for 30 minutes to get a feel for the gameplay. I ended up playing it until I beat it! Gotta say the setting and atmosphere was more engaging than what I was expecting and I loved every moment of exploring the game. I'm about to go for a second playthrough right now!

Thank you!! :) I'm really glad people are finally discovering this game. To us this game was really important, and we poured a lot of creativity into it. All the scenes were hand-crafted, which slowed down their creation but also made them unique. The game had a lot of ideas through the two year development time, and was extensively patched after release. It would be really cool to explore Kalaban's world in another game. Right now I'm developing a topdown horror shooter with similar visuals, this time in full 3D.