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A.T.O.M. v0.0.15

Having a number of 5171 direct views, 4780 updates engagements and 11.9k impressions all over the sites I’ve been sharing my project – provided my with a vital information – that I can do better and I should continuously work on this game.

ATOM (64-bit Development PCD3D_SM5) 11_18_2019 10_09_47 PM

From the game-play videos that people posted on the game’s web pages – I discovered what others are expecting from the game – also what things should be implemented and which functionalities should be polished.

The thing with A.T.O.M. is that I am building it while learning how to work with Unreal Engine. I am using whatever tutorials I can get my hands on – also I’ve bought 7 courses from Udemy to help me learning this tool.

It’s been three weeks since I’ve released the demo for A.T.O.M. – and now the game has reached v 0.0.15.

ATOM (64-bit Development PCD3D_SM5) 11_18_2019 10_05_19 PM

This means new functionalities, new level areas, previous functionalities which in the demo didn’t seem quite working well, were worked on too.

As previously stated – this game is meant to be an exploration of a confusing world – the player gets in a situation which doesn’t seem right from the very beginning. There is no combat, no complex game functionalities – only an atmospheric experience – created with 3D objects, configuration of light systems, colors and shadows, written notes on panels and audio recordings – which should give the player the proper means to feel anxious – the main scope of the game is to induce a sense of insecurity – to create the fear of not knowing what is actually happening inside the game.

ATOM (64-bit Development PCD3D_SM5) 12_3_2019 9_57_33 PM

The full game is scheduled to be released somewhere in the first quarter of 2020. An exact date has not been yet decided. More updates to follow.

Black Rose – Indie Horror Game

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Black Rose is a free indie horror game first published in 2013.

Since the original release – it has been updated with new textures, storyline elements and other graphical components. The game has been also released on Steam in 2016.

The game is relatively short – but the first time I played it – this weekend – I spend more than 2 hours exploring the dark mansion/funeral home where the game takes place.  You end up in this haunted abandoned funeral home in which those who die in fear or filled with hatred and other strong emotions – remain trapped and vengeful. You discover the tragic events that led to this dark atmosphere – and you encounter two of the most evil entities living here – Myrtle and Sullivan James.

The jump scares, the quick time events and the lack of lighting in the game make it enjoyable. There is a scoring system in which you can accumulate points by having close-calls. Closer you are to the entity hunting you, the more points you achieve. The game has two playable modes – Time Mode and Story Mode. In the time mode you have to quickly finish the game and obtain a certain score. In Story Mode – you can listen to fragments of the story through other character perceptions.

I recommend playing the game at night. Makes it more… vivid.  Below is a full gameplay of the game – I just uploaded on Youtube. Enjoy.