On a Saturday morning (August 25) I decided to follow some tutorials on Unreal Engine.
Little did I know that the entire day I would be building something that later will become my first indie game – A.T.O.M. – A Tale Of Madness – a horror atmospheric video-game – with a cinematic feeling.
One entire day – like 14 hours or so.
Later in the evening I would have a basic maze, some light configuration, I would know how to set up and create textures and so on.
Little by little – I would add pieces to it – and by now – I am almost ready to release a demo of it.
I have written another article about the game – I Am Making A Game: ATOM – stating how my workflow regarding the project was established.
My game was inspired by titles like Layers Of Fear, SOMA and Noise, for example – games which allow you to travel inside a fictional world and discover the story.
Initially I wanted to write a story in the form of a visual-novel – which is still planned (and it will be a space-horror themed project) but having it in the form of a first-person exploration game – made me think it would be more engaging with the player.
There were days all I wanted was to just sit and play around with the engine – and building this game offered me an insight and some ideas for a future project – I already know it’s name and what it will offer – sometime after I release the demo I will start constructing a basic level for it – to see where this will take me.
What I observed that I like most – it is the level design – offering shape to a virtual world – from your own perspective and how you thought it to be – it feels amazing.
I recently created a website for the game – A.T.O.M. – Official Website. Here you can engage with a summary of the game’s story and listen to one of the soundtrack themes. Also I’ve added it to sites like Itch.io, GameJolt, IndieDB and ModDB – to built up a community interested in my work.
You can see the projects below:
And I have 530 engages with these pages in just two days.
After releasing the DevLog on GameJolt – I was ranked second place in Hot Horror Games. And that felt good.
The demo is coming soon – I will not specify a date even if it is already established.
Until then – enjoy the game’s trailer. More updates to be released soon.