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FPSC Classic Showcase / [Jonez Games] PHOBIA - The Fear of The Darkness

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cloudwalker
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Posted: 29th Apr 2010 04:07
LOve this game!!!!!
CrescentMoon
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Posted: 30th Apr 2010 20:05 Edited at: 15th May 2010 21:36
Here's my detailed review
(I gotta be detailed or I don't feel accomplished ;c)

Gameplay-
9/10
*It could use "some" improvement to be honest, I mean it's tough to get to some of the areas, the english grammar in your subtitles, trailers, and graphics is off (not a super big minus but it'd be nice to be easier to read :x)

Visuals-
9/10
*Yet again, it's good but there's something weird with the demon :/ I dunno, it's scary but it's not SCARY if you get it. xD I guess it's just a little too cartoony to scare someone who plays left 4 dead and killing floor 3 hours a day if you made the demon's textures more realistic then I'd definately give visuals 1000/10 ;D

Lighting-
8/10
*I like the lack of lights as a horror theme, but the problem is it's just "too" dark. I mean have you ever been in a blizzard before? Light is trapped between the clouds and the ground making it very bright outside even in the middle of the night. Adding in a little ambient light wouldn't be too bad an idea, or making some really high quality lightmapping. You need Just enough light so the player can see the cool features of the game, but not so much that it retracts from the overall experience.

Music-
0/10
*No points for stealing Penumbra's music :x especially since I'm a Penumbra fan!

Structure-
9/10
*Some of the areas are a little confusing but overall I like what you've done to customize FPS creator to make this! If you made some of the levels a little easier and bumped up the difficulty of others then you'd have a 10/10 here too.


Overall-
9/10
*I like the game, it's got a good grasp on the horror concept, but remember to fix some of the grammar issues in the letters/to do, and maybe reskin the demon-thingy with something a little bit more...realistic to get the right effects.

And I know I didn't give anything a 10/10 ;p I'm a super tough critic when it comes to those kinds of things! that's why I've been working on my own project for like 6 months and still haven't passed the initial designing phase

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shadowfire
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Posted: 8th May 2010 23:25
Ok, i haven't even played the game, yet, but i was freaked out by watching the trailer! this is definately BOTB quality.



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CrescentMoon
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Posted: 9th May 2010 00:47
Quote: "Ok, i haven't even played the game, yet, but i was freaked out by watching the trailer! this is definately BOTB quality"


play the game...it I don't really think it is BOTB quality tbh :/

I spent two hours...TWO...just trying to move around that mansion at the beginning, and it wasn't even the controls it was that impossible to see x_x if you complete the first level and get the lights on, you only did it by luck!

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shadowfire
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Posted: 9th May 2010 00:53
that's a common problem with FPSC games... lighting. Easy to fix though.



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CrescentMoon
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Posted: 9th May 2010 02:51
Quote: "that's a common problem with FPSC games... lighting. Easy to fix though."


fair enough, tell them how to fix it ...then me >> xD

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shadowfire
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Posted: 9th May 2010 11:32
ok. First, i reccomend having the ambient light at around 20-30. Not 0, as you really want the player to be able to see slightly. (but not to much!) I also reccomend using mostly static lights, as dynamic can lag the gaem a lot. Lights should be placed often and close together, or you will get annoying dark patches. Also, may i reccomend downloading errant ai's LED lights? last time I checked they were free, and they are effectively a hand-held torch.



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DarkJames
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Posted: 10th May 2010 04:52
Why Shadow fire, you have the Zmod banner now?
its not in progress anymore XD

Jonez Games
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Posted: 10th May 2010 11:14
If you guys really have problem with the lights use the "," and "." to adjust lightness.

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shadowfire
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Posted: 10th May 2010 18:59
Quote: "Why Shadow fire, you have the Zmod banner now?
its not in progress anymore XD"


I made all the flash z-mod banners. And I haven't been on the forums for about 2 months so... meh.



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Posted: 11th May 2010 06:56
10/5 Best game I've seen yet created by FPS Creator...
Metal Devil123
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Posted: 11th May 2010 16:38
Quote: "if you complete the first level and get the lights on, you only did it by luck!"

I got it trought, by playing in the dark, shutting all the lights and closed the drape kinda things ion front of my window. And then I saw just ok.


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moncho
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Posted: 15th May 2010 23:47
cant get passed the first level XD
CrescentMoon
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Posted: 19th May 2010 04:22 Edited at: 20th May 2010 00:06
Quote: "ok. First, i reccomend having the ambient light at around 20-30. Not 0"


I can't even figure out where to adjust the ambient light xD

but on the note of the game, once I adjusted the brightness a bit it's a pretty good game...still though you really need to fix the textures on the segments, they aren't seamless. And the way the red guys appear right as you look at them is kinda anti-climactic ;c they should appear out of the shadows and chase the players, not right in the light.

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Metal Devil123
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Posted: 22nd May 2010 05:18
Quote: "I can't even figure out where to adjust the ambient light xD"

Build Game, there find a square that says "Global script" in it, tehre you find ambient red, green, and blue. You change those to what you want (I like 0 the best) then press enter, or it wont save hte changes correctly. Then ok, and TA-DAA! You changed ambient lighting.


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Posted: 25th May 2010 07:44
has someone played the game "Scratches" recently? haha! the mansion layout, the map layout with the secret rooms and a lot of your riddles seem to be pulled directly from that game. I still had fun playing this however.

Jonez Games
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Posted: 26th May 2010 10:17
Quote: "has someone played the game "Scratches" recently? haha! the mansion layout, the map layout with the secret rooms and a lot of your riddles seem to be pulled directly from that game. I still had fun playing this however."

Yeah i have played it trough. But i dont have the game anymore. The mansion is little bit like it in some rooms. But not fully like it.
Thanks

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Posted: 10th Jun 2010 20:11
Its dark and suspenseful........awesome!
Metal Devil123
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Posted: 16th Jun 2010 16:22
Never played that. ENjoyed this however. Are you gonna be making any games recently? I'd like to see more from you, as this game had a pretty nice design I think I should play JORMA ACTiON (or how the title was written). Seems good, but never got into it...

Johnski
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Posted: 23rd Jun 2010 20:38
WOW here is my rating:

lighting: 9.5/10 mainly because i could not see a thing on the first level

placement of entities: 10/10 awesome placement

gameplay: 10/10

graphics: 10/10

simply amazing

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Jonez Games
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Posted: 26th Jun 2010 19:30
Quote: "Are you gonna be making any games recently? I'd like to see more from you, as this game had a pretty nice design "

Yeah. Im thinking about making Phobia 2 maybe. But havent started yet.

Quote: "WOW here is my rating:

lighting: 9.5/10 mainly because i could not see a thing on the first level

placement of entities: 10/10 awesome placement

gameplay: 10/10

graphics: 10/10

simply amazing"


Glad you like it. Thanks


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Posted: 6th Jul 2010 08:48
I added an link to the walktough. Check out the first post

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Posted: 27th Jul 2010 00:58
I loved the game it was put together really good set up well and it looked realistic I had no problems with running the game whatsoever but I managed to get stuck in the 4th level in the one bedroom which I am supposed to check out I have tried everything and could not find anything other than the map in that room seeing that another member also got stuck at this part you might want to do something about that just a suggestion other than that I love the game Hope the sequel works out just as good

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Posted: 27th Jul 2010 04:09
I finally finished the game it was really cool it scared the living daylights out of me I think that the way you had the story with Eric's letters was very cool and it kept you playing till the last Minuit I have a question though what is with all the bodies in the cellar did Eric kill the people and make the demons appear? Once again really good game the walk-through was helpful when I got stuck the only thing I could criticize which I am not going to is the music being from another game you in my opinion get a ten out of ten on this game

ps: how did you make it so you have to press enter to pick up items is it a script?

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I finally finished the game it was really cool it scared the living daylights out of me I think that the way you had the story with Eric's letters was very cool and it kept you playing till the last Minuit I have a question though what is with all the bodies in the cellar did Eric kill the people and make the demons appear? Once again really good game the walk-through was helpful when I got stuck the only thing I could criticize which I am not going to is the music being from another game you in my opinion get a ten out of ten on this game

ps: how did you make it so you have to press enter to pick up items is it a script?

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Posted: 28th Jul 2010 21:39 Edited at: 29th Jul 2010 20:51
The Phobia 2 is now in development.
Check out the thread: http://forum.thegamecreators.com/?m=forum_view&t=173300&b=25&p=0

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Quote: "I have a question though what is with all the bodies in the cellar did Eric kill the people and make the demons appear?"

*Spoilers*


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Posted: 29th Jul 2010 22:23
Best fpsc game i've ever scene, i'm downloading right now, and i rarely download the games, i just hope it doesn't lag on my machine.

Jonez Games
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Quote: "Best fpsc game i've ever scene, i'm downloading right now, and i rarely download the games, i just hope it doesn't lag on my machine."

Yeah, thanks. And stay tuned for Phobia 2

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Posted: 30th Jul 2010 20:33 Edited at: 31st Jul 2010 00:38
i download it from filefront but nothing happens .look at this pic i have for view. what am i missing so i can play it.

edit 7-30-2010: i disable my firewall and anit-virus. still get the same result as the pick. do i a app from filefront to open this game.


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Jonez Games
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Posted: 30th Jul 2010 23:27 Edited at: 31st Jul 2010 16:59
Quote: "i download it from filrfront but nothing happens .look at this pick i have for view. what am i missing so i can play it."


It seems that it claims its a risk or something. Maybe turning off the antivurus or firewall or something would help?
Dont know much. Try to redownload it or ask from some one who might know. Cause i have tryet it whit few comps with no problem and so are many too donwloaded an played.
So try turning off something like a firewall or antivirus or somehow mark it as no risk. I got similar Thing when i downloaded my game, Jorma ACTiON to my new comp. Norton claimed it as risk so i just went to norton and returnit.

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I think i have a record here!
(i dont know if its much of a record, but still record for me)
80 Downloads in one week(total 442)


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New vids and stuff of Phobia 2 coming soon!
Stay tuned:
http://forum.thegamecreators.com/?m=forum_view&t=173300&b=25

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a new creepy video of Phobia 2 is uploaded!
check out Phobia 2's wip thread:http://forum.thegamecreators.com/?m=forum_view&t=173300&b=25

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Posted: 20th Aug 2010 22:53
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some of the comments of Phobia: The Fear of the Darkness(from Youtube):
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Quote: "The first few minutes of the game lulled me into a sense of false security. I literally shouted out loud in fear when things changed!"


Quote: "This game is really good

This game is scarier than Fear and Penumbra in my opinion cause this one actually made me jump and im not easily scared
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Quote: "you're goin' to s**t bricks when you're going to see the zombies. I can't play this game even for 15mins"

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Leongamerz
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Posted: 21st Aug 2010 15:15
I like Phobia series.Hey jonez remember me? its me your friend in youtube.If you have a free time,why dont you visit my thread

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