Beautiful game. Looking forward to seeing the full release!
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It definitely did. You've got some really solid horror elements at play here. It's not often the spooks land as well as they do here.
Hope you guys do more in this vein. You've definitely got the knack for it! Best of luck in all your future works.
I have played this twice now, you've got something here that's really working.
Here's what is working from the original to the new version.
Everything you added in the woods is 100% on point. I'd limit the amount of times the ghost shows up though, make it 2-4 times and then keep it hidden for the rest. If you wander in the woods too long it takes away from the game when you see it occasionally. I encountered a well, and that FREAKING CROW SCARED THE SHIT OUTTA ME! Really good.
The house is the weakest part of the update compared to the first. The story is good, I really like it. The ending is really well done, but the events in the house have lost its allure because you added the doors and added strings/music hits.
Don't add the strings or the hits when you first see it. Part of the charm that really sets your game is the fact that you use pure SFX over tropey Horror music and strings. The horror from this game is coming from the uncertainty of the enviroment. Open doors makes me feel vulnerable. The house changing as I move through it without doors makes me question if I'm seeing things right, the sounds that pop up I never know if it's really danger or just noises in the woods.
Ramp up the uncertainty, avoid music. Play with the sfx. That matched with the visuals you've put in does some excellent work on setting the mood.
This is really good work. You've got something solid coming together here.
Here's my experience for your joy.
You made a game on a subject I can relate to, it just took awhile for me to realize it but thanks for listening to my rambles.
I'm glad your work seems to be doing quite well so far and I hope you continue creating with the same level of passion you had for this game. Creative and awesome work! ;D
Oooof!~ Definitely a long short game on a heavy subject that I didn't catch on with until later. I realize now you've since updated the game but I'm definitely playing on an older version since you updated very recently. Wish I'd had those subtitles you put in!
I talk about my thoughts about it all at the end. But overall, a very interesting game you've made here.
I enjoyed this. Begs the question of what may come in the future, or if nothing ever will be continued on the story. This was a nice little story/demo. Would be interested to see it expand further.
Thank you! That helps me make some decisions as far as pacing goes. Looks like there's quite a bit for content yet.
My last question is, would you be alright if I post any and each episode I make here? If the game is that long, I'll likely have about 4-5 episodes if I commit all the way through. Just released part 2 now.
You guys got me pretty hard with this concept of a game. Struck a little close to home for me since I have a wife and son. So I can place myself in these shoes a bit...
Seriously, kudos to the developers. You did a good job.
I really enjoy game concepts like this. It would be fantastic to see you expand upond this idea. It'd also be a great idea to find a way to make it so you can make the protagonist not die throughout the game and add an additional alternate ending to your story for any player that manages it. I think this would be a great full scale game if given some polish and continued. Would love to see a full story.
You can watch my experience and some of my shared thoughts here:
Short game. One good spook. After that I had some beef with it and had to milk it for all the udderly good moo-ving jokes.
I hoofed it out as fast as I could. You can spot me leaving the meatlocker below. ;D
Played this last week before the newest update. Solid game concept, I love the mad dash aspect of it. Could use more stuff to make it more immersive. Like story notes and different problems. This can definitely be a solid horror game with more content since this is a great starting point for a horror character. Feels a bit like SCP in a way.
Here's my spin on it if you want to see: