The 31st is a humorous, Halloween-themed first-person shooter that takes place in a strange world filled with endless hordes of blood-thirsty monsters and wacky situations. The game consists of six large levels containing wide-open outdoor spaces, spooky dungeon corridors, and everything in between. The game is not just about mindlessly killing all the creatures of the night. It also offers a sizable element of treasure hunting and exploration as you learn more about the mysteries left behind by people who visited before you.


  • The single player game is long. When we say our levels are big and there are lots of things to be done, we mean it!
  • There are plenty of secrets to discover, haunted areas to explore, and valuable items to find.
  • There is a lot of humor!
  • The game includes an internet multiplayer mode and several dedicated deathmatch levels.
  • There are many conventional weapons and several crazy fun guns.
  • The game has a phenomenal soundtrack!


Your name is Gus Graves, and you’re a firefighter in the small town of Timber Valley, where the largest employer is the mysterious research division of the MGL Corporation, a powerful and notoriously secretive player in the military-industrial complex. It’s sunset on Halloween, and just as you’re getting ready for a stream of trick-or-treaters at home, your chief calls you into the station. There’s a massive blaze at the MGL building on the edge of town. You jump off the fire engine as it rolls up to the inferno and gasp not only at the incredible size of the fire but at the strange beams of light brilliantly flashing through holes in the building’s crumbling walls. As you approach the structure for a closer look, the wall and floor of the building collapse to expose a vast underground chamber where all kinds of debris are being pulled into a blinding light at the center of a giant metallic ring. The ground begins to fall beneath your feet, and you try to scurry up the steepening slope to escape, but it’s too late. You’re pulled into the device alongside some mangled equipment and the bodies of lab technicians who didn't survive the accident. You see your fire engine gravitating toward you as you accelerate into a tunnel of light.

After a few seconds, you slam to the ground in a grassy field. It’s raining debris and corpses through a portal not far above you. You see the fire engine falling toward you and roll out of the way just in time to avoid being crushed. You pull yourself up off the ground and take a look around. You’re not in Timber Valley any more, but you can see some old shack-like structures. The portal soon closes, leaving only a bunch of smoldering junk, your wrecked fire engine, and the remains of some unfortunate MGL workers behind. You’re on your own.

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0 comments by elengyel on May 13th, 2013

We have started a new SoundCloud page to highlight the awesome soundtrack in The 31st. Eleven complete tracks from the game have been posted. More will be included on the official soundtrack to be released after the game is finished.

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JJjoinut99 Aug 1 2014 says:

It's looking good! Tracking.

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BadAssStudio64 Apr 8 2013 says:

your joking about it being on PS4

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elengyel Creator
elengyel May 11 2013 replied:

No joke. The game is running on the PS4. Today.

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GameSomniac™ Apr 5 2013 says:

Very awesome. The sound design is sick! well done indeed

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cro_net Feb 4 2012 says:

This is like Serious Sam, I look forward to playing it. Great work so far

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gamerdude132 Jan 12 2012 says:

For something that was "released", I have yet to see any indication of where to download it...

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elengyel Creator
elengyel Jan 22 2012 replied:

The game has not yet been released. Sorry about the confusion. The IndieDB site has a bug in it that was causing it to be shown as released, and we have worked around it now.

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Uraikus Oct 31 2011 says:

Those are some pretty sweet looking monster and weapons!
The spike gun is really epic!
Looks great, keep it up.

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crazyjake56 Oct 7 2011 says:

Can you say epic kids?

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The 31st
Windows, Mac, Linux, PS4
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Terathon Software
C4 Engine
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Coming Oct 2015
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RT @EricLengyel: Just added a fun easter egg to The 31st. You'll have to play the game to find out what it is!

Jun 2 2015

The 31st has been greenlit on Steam!

May 19 2015

Eric Lengyel is going to be working on The 31st full time with no distractions.

May 4 2015

Great article in Steam Greenlight Spotlight series about our game and the Kickstarter campaign.

Apr 13 2015

An update about the plot of The 31st has been posted on the Kickstarter campaign.

Apr 9 2015

The 31st is now on Steam Greenlight. Please vote for us so the game will be available on Steam!

Apr 7 2015

The Kickstarter campaign for The 31st has launched!

Apr 6 2015

We're launching a Kickstarter in a couple days to raise the funds to finish The 31st. Here's a peek at the trailer:

Apr 5 2015

A preview of the cemetery level in The 31st can be seen in the C4 Engine 4.0 demo. (Doesn't have all combat, etc.)

Oct 15 2014

There are huge stone structures from ages past to explore in the final level. #The31st #C4Engine #screenshotsaturday

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