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#1 Dark Gaia

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 11:06 PM

One Night 4 is back and is now crowdsourcing!

Hey everyone, guess what? I'm resuming development on One Night 4! Well, kinda. See, there were a number of reasons I cancelled the project (just one of them being a lack of time) and most of them were related to me being unable to finance a couple of resources I need to push the game through to completion. These are things that I really couldn't find anywhere else, such as a complete custom soundtrack, scripts for the stealth and monster AI systems I wanted to implement and a bunch of graphical resources such as monster and character sprites and edits, and the new modern/futuristic tilesets for RPG Maker (and subsequent changes I need done to them, such as bloodying them up and making them a little more dilapidated).

However, I noticed that quite a few RPG Maker games of late (and many more indie games in general) have been turning to fans to finance their production, and it seems to be doing well, so I've decided to do the same thing and have set up an Indiegogo campaign for One Night 4.

The fund raising goal is $2000 (plus $100 to cover Indiegogo + Paypal fees) -- I've managed to cobble together most of the game's assets myself and have made a start so I don't need a full game's worth of resources and this amount would be more than enough to secure the last few materials I need to polish the game and finish it off. At the moment, the game is roughly 50% complete, but I can't push forward until I'm able to implement the missing systems and many of the later areas of the game rely on this stuff. As such, I'm pretty much making a plea to all of you to help me make the completion of this game a reality.

As usual with these campaigns, there are several perks you get in return for your contribution, such as getting to be in the game and getting access to concept art and design notes. They're not much (as again, I have limited funds and this isn't a commercial game either, so free downloads and boxed copies are worthless perks), but I want to make One Night 4 the best game in the series and a worthy addition to the RPG Maker horror canon, so I'm trying my best to make pledging your support worthwhile. If you're an existing One Night fan, or just want to champion the revival of classic survival horror mechanics a la Resident Evil and Silent Hill, please consider making a donation. Every little bit helps, and you'll be doing your part in helping me complete a project that wouldn't otherwise advance.

 

To whet your appetites, I even made an updated trailer for the campaign:

 


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#2 Dark Gaia

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 07:57 AM

Playable demo is out!

Well, it's been a long time coming, but the first publicly available build of One Night 4 is now available to download. This build represents all of the work done on the game's mechanics and engine so far. It's both a Proof of Concept to demonstrate the mechanics that the game will use (and the completed version will likely expand upon and refine what's seen in this build) and a preview of the game's story and atmosphere.

This build contains the entirety of the game's first location (the School World) and, depending on how long it takes you to complete puzzles (and, of course, how many times you die), should provide anywhere between 40 minutes to an hour of gameplay. For best results, please play in the dark, alone and with a set of headphones. This is meant to be a horror game, after all. :)

By the way, I'd like to thank all of the people who contributed to One Night 4's Indiegogo campaign, which enabled this release to be possible. This build is intended to show them what their donations have been spent on and allow them to play a small part of the project that they're supporting. For gameplay instructions and a (bare bones) credit list, check out the readme included with the game and -- most importantly -- enjoy and remember to pass on feedback!

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A survival horror RPG inspired by Vampire: The Masquerade and 1930s monster movies.

Free demo out now!

Find out more at my website, Facebook or Twitter!


#3 Dark Gaia

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 08:52 PM

Notice:

Hi everyone. There was a small problem with the demo I released yesterday. I didn't realise that the tileset I'm using in the game uses one of the RTP's tilesets and I didn't include this in the download. Basically, the game still runs, but all indoor tiles are missing, which means no walls, floors or tables.

I've re-uploaded the download with the missing tileset. Please download if you are experiencing problems. My apologies -- I was going nuts trying to figure out why people were reporting impassibility errors that I didn't encounter during testing.

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#4 Jesse - PVGames

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 10:59 AM

I played the first One Night game you made awhile ago. It scared the heck out of me. I am a big fan of the whole Silent Hill vibe you have. And once again you have proven that you can turn cartoony graphics into devices of horror with superior writing, pacing, and atmospheric considerations. However, due to the fact that the graphics are cartoony, I find it a tad limiting in the way of being scared - it's hard to be scared sometimes when the characters and tiles are bright and have high color saturation (even if the screen is tinted really dark). To me, it is sort of like making a Silent Hill movie with a PG-13 rating instead of an R rating. This is just meant to be helpful criticism based on my opinion :-)  I really, really do love your games overall!


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#5 Dark Gaia

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 10:25 PM

Thanks for the comments, PVGames! You're right, the graphics that are available can sometimes be limiting. I try to use the more realistic sprites available (which is why I use XP style characters rather than the far more cartoony VX style ones), but it all still comes across as rather cartoony. I recently purchased your High Fantasy Resources however -- that's just the kind of art direction I'd love for a horror game. There definitely needs to be more graphics designed with a realistic art direction in mind.


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A survival horror RPG inspired by Vampire: The Masquerade and 1930s monster movies.

Free demo out now!

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#6 RyanA

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 10:03 AM

Awesome, didn't know you were making a 4th! :3


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#7 Dark Gaia

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 08:34 PM

Sure am, RyanA! Though the full version isn't on the cards until next year, since I want to finish Legionwood 2 first.


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A survival horror RPG inspired by Vampire: The Masquerade and 1930s monster movies.

Free demo out now!

Find out more at my website, Facebook or Twitter!






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