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FPSC Classic Showcase / [X9] Into the... DARK (1-Level-Version for Scariest Game Compo)

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Payam
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Posted: 31st May 2011 16:24
Sorry but can you tell me what is this:


And just change hit and jump sound with your sound(I don't know if it's yours but I mean the player sound we can hear in the game).

Have our guns was a mistake!!!

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Soviet176
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Posted: 1st Jun 2011 02:08
That is a hidden murder message by the creator of the pack... your next. LOL!


Leongamerz
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Posted: 3rd Aug 2011 15:51
Hello Ertlov here's review.


Designing=I like your design but I think its need to improve 7/10.


Atmosphere=Atmosphere its really good I really like it.The film
grain shader is fit with your game.9/10


Gameplay=I like gameplay.Althought this game is not full of action
but the puzzle is the best.This game maked us thinking
but not just played it.I only got 20-30 since you used
PS 3 shader,I think you might wanna use PS 2 shader for
low end graphics card but I give you 10/10.


Overall 9/10.I think it was very good game but design need to be
improve.Well done mate

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Ertlov
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Posted: 12th Aug 2011 17:28
Hi guys, I had some business, health and private issues to sort out. But I can tell you that I´m back to this one and will roll it out into a full game soon. More informations next week.

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The Storyteller 01
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Posted: 14th Aug 2011 03:00
I am looking very much forward to a multi-level version of this game

In case you find my grammar and spelling weird ---> native German speaker ^^
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Posted: 15th Aug 2011 16:16
This an absolutely amazing game!

Abdul Ahad

Ertlov
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Posted: 18th Aug 2011 12:14
We are aiming for a total of 12 levels. We already have a level with some interesting Adventure Elements inside.

see also

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8Ek4EErC-c

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Wolf
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Posted: 18th Aug 2011 14:22 Edited at: 18th Aug 2011 14:31
That needs a lot of work

All wise jazzing aside: If you want,you can send me a bit of stuff I should work on to my E-Mail adress... I guess I told you in the shavra team that my sparetime is sadly a bit restricted. The sooner I know what I should do the better.



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Posted: 7th Nov 2011 15:47
Slowly, 5 / 12 is in developement.

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leebo
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Posted: 8th Nov 2011 04:32
Ertlov all I can say my friend is that YOU have taken FPSC to a whole new level. I watched the video of this and you have done a fantastic job.
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Posted: 8th Nov 2011 09:49
Thanks a lot - but No, I didn`t.

People like bond and all other modders take the engine to a whole new level, people like Wolf show me how to design around the limits set by the engine. I simply try to incorporate all the new and fantastic stuff created by others into my visions and ideas.

And I love to play around with settings and tinkered ideas. As for one of the levels, we used metro Theater as base, added a brothel and a casino and after some tinkering around we made the projectors i nthe projector room functional. You can pick up filmreels ingame, carry them to the projector room and watch real movies there. It has nothing to do with killing enemies or finding the exit for the level, it`s just playing around for fun

Here`s some insight into that:



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Posted: 8th Nov 2011 23:28
Well kudos to all them also not in a sarcastic way either. The way this has transpired is excellent. I seen some good releases before but I think this is in the top five percent in terms of customizing and showing what FPSC can really do.
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Posted: 12th Nov 2011 13:01
Yeah, I just wanted to point out that the improvements on FPSC and several "break-throughs" are made by others, not by me.

You can follow the rollout process for the full game here:

http://www.indiedb.com/games/into-the-dark

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Wolf
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Posted: 12th Nov 2011 18:25 Edited at: 12th Nov 2011 18:32
Quote: "Yeah, I just wanted to point out that the improvements on FPSC and several "break-throughs" are made by others, not by me."


You contributed to it though Every decent game that doesn't downright feel like FPSC generated is a good addition to this community.

I see...you posted it on Indiedb. Well, its good publicity but prepare yourself for a storm of utterly moronic requests and questions

However, am I still rolling on this because it doesn't look like you'd really need me (sneaky compliment...I guess)
(Also: why are there nazi zombies?)

On an offtopic note: Your website seems to be down.



-Wolf

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Posted: 12th Nov 2011 19:17 Edited at: 12th Nov 2011 19:21
Quote: "(Also: why are there nazi zombies?)
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Heavy Spoiler ahead:



And YOU are the guy keeping telling that you have no time because you have soo many different projects at hand, of course I´d need you.

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Posted: 12th Nov 2011 19:27
Oh! That was temporary. Sorry for the misunderstanding

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Posted: 13th Nov 2011 22:54 Edited at: 13th Nov 2011 22:57
np. let`s stick together on indieDB.

Here some Pics from the 5th level, I guess it`s soon time for a new WIP Thread, this time for the full version



Center Hall Level 5





Rest Room Lev 5





Office & Ready Room Director of Operations


And here the floor again, watch it full size:




This floorset is 3*2 Segments large and consists of approx. 20000 mosaic tiles

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Posted: 14th Nov 2011 11:33
Wow looking good but this is a horror game right haha well maybe retexture it anyway overall is good.

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Posted: 14th Nov 2011 14:03
I have that lion in relict as a mural, using it as a floor didnt even occur to me

Nice idea!



-Wolf

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Posted: 14th Nov 2011 14:50
Feel free to do the same, but it was hell of a work to make the normal map (and no, I did not use an automatic gimp filter)

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Posted: 15th Nov 2011 11:33
Hey dude, I am currently making a developer/publsher website, would you like your game be published on my site? Free, no charge, I will also put this in the free games section. If yes, drop me an email, rwsbgames@gmail.com


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Posted: 16th Nov 2011 13:33
Feel free to feature the game and to offer the contest version as download. Permission granted as long as you include the IndieDB link in the feature:

http://www.indiedb.com/games/into-the-dark

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Posted: 16th Nov 2011 14:39 Edited at: 16th Nov 2011 14:59
Don't worry about any link, I will be including all the original link, that's what I did with wolfs game, Euthanasia, feel free to visit the website to see that it's pretty neat, I will prepare everything now, thanks for the permission and have a great day. www.rwsbgames.com

Edit: Check it out now, it's already published


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Posted: 16th Nov 2011 18:02
Really a nice site you`ve built so far. And having a com adress is by far more impressive than spam-flooding free domains.
Wish you all the best for that, and, if you want, I also authorize you to list the Painkiller Resurrection Demo there.

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Posted: 17th Nov 2011 00:13 Edited at: 17th Nov 2011 00:36
Sure Ertlov, but where can I find that one? Actually I will be needing a lot of games specially coming from TGC as I build the sites reputation and content.. One of my goal is to help fpsc and db pro developers as there is no official website to display our games on public aside from this thread... I am really sad that only few to none want's to publish or advertise our games, People still think that our engines are still not good, however I feel that it is not the engine but it's with the developer. People became bias when it comes to engine, they most likely to believe on UDK, Cryengine and Unity, yes those engines are good, but how many indie developers already created a game? And besides if you will search well, you can see that there are games created on those engines that looks like more trash than other of our games. And some did not even finish those "games" that I cannot call games. Those engines are good in the hands of skilled developers also. Plus factor is that they are expensive than our engine. Why not people give fpsc a chance to showcase their cool/great developed games? They are one sided, maybe they are just bitter, cause they can't even create a good game even with FPSC as the most user friendly and easy to use engine. So, that's my goal. Haha, I am already off topic... Anyway, sure I will add the demo of that game, and even it's release, you can also add commercial games to me with no percentage, you can even use your own paypal button on my site. Actually I am really looking for more of fpsc developers and indie developers that are taken for granted in this industry. Much preferably to advertise and publish freely to my site are more of fpsc games since this forums is second to my family. Maybe in the next few months, I will make that site exclusive for fpsc. Thanks and have a great day.

Edit: Oh wait wait wait... the game painkiller? as in the painkiller the original one not just an fpsc remake? Your the developer of that? Woah! Dude.... I really don't know what to say... Sure I will add it in the demo, and if you want you can also sell it on my site, and no fee, tell me if your interested and I will tell you how we will do it...


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Posted: 17th Nov 2011 09:54 Edited at: 17th Nov 2011 09:54
Quote: "Edit: Oh wait wait wait... the game painkiller? as in the painkiller the original one not just an fpsc remake?"


Exactely. I was on the publishers side working on Painkiller "Overdose" and we (Homegrown Games) did Painkiller "Resurrection" (not to be confused with the mini-game "Redemption) on our own.

We were forced by the then almost-bankrupt publisher to release the game in EARLY Beta stage in October 2011 (4 weeks before the agreed date) which gave us abdysmal review ratings and hell of a work in patching, however, after the patches were implemented, it was actually pretty good.

Here some infos:

http://worthplaying.com/article/2009/10/14/news/69345/

Vid:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CbUQrA42lk&feature=related

Download links Demo:

http://www.worthdownloading.com/game.php?gid=4430

Don`t link to stores or steam where someone could buy the game, as we won`t see a cent from the revenues. Everything`s going into the accounts of the company that has bought out the rights from JoWooD / Dreamcatcher while we were left alone with Dreamcatcher still owing us a five-digits-sum.

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Posted: 17th Nov 2011 10:16 Edited at: 17th Nov 2011 10:26
Wow, so it's was really you, the one and only CEO of homegrown games, anyway, why did they rip you like that? I mean if you will look on to the youtube vids and other reviews, it seems the game earned so much cause lots of people played it. Can't you file a case against them?

Ok, I will put the demo onto my site and email me if you have time or I will just message you on facebook.

Do you have the right to distribute your own games to other platforms even if you have a publisher? If yes then you can distribute it to my site with no fee at all, just use your own paypal button and host your file, then I will publish it in the "buy games section". But if the contract with them is very strict then I guess we cannot do something about it. That is really sad.

But don't worry much, don't mind them, maybe a better and much bigger opportunity is waiting for you.

Can I put homegrown games as an affiliate to my site? Anyway your the CEO, so I better ask permission to you directly.

Edit: Can't see the demo, have tried the Germany and US mirror but it's not there, anyway maybe I'll just add it next time.. Thanks for giving me the opportunity to add into the dark to my site and nice knowing you.


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Posted: 17th Nov 2011 11:01 Edited at: 17th Nov 2011 11:02
Quote: "Wow, so it's was really you, the one and only CEO of homegrown games, anyway, why did they rip you like that? I mean if you will look on to the youtube vids and other reviews, it seems the game earned so much cause lots of people played it. Can't you file a case against them?"


No, bankruptcy is bankruptcy. It would be like kicking a dead horse to run faster. And yeah, I got ripped of, but I learned a lot from that. I got recently informations that the publisher earned something between 250.000 - 350.000 $ out of the game (Profit, not revenue)

Quote: "Can I put homegrown games as an affiliate to my site? Anyway your the CEO, so I better ask permission to you directly."



You can, but don`t use the weblink, I`m not sure if I ever reactivate it. Take the Facebook link:

http://www.facebook.com/HomegrownGames


Quote: "Edit: Can't see the demo, have tried the Germany and US mirror but it's not there, anyway maybe I'll just add it next time.. "


This one works:

http://www.4players.de/4players.php/download_info/Downloads/Download/53378/Painkiller_Resurrection/Aktualisierte_Demo.html

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Posted: 21st Nov 2011 23:07 Edited at: 21st Nov 2011 23:15
Quote: "Painkiller:Resurrection"


I never got into the raw shooter gameplay of this series but I certainly like the mapdesign You guys did an excellent job on that after all.

But tell me Ivan, since you cursed yourself with using these fancy new shaders we have now aswell: Did you come up with some black magic to trick the memory cap a little?



-Wolf

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Posted: 23rd Nov 2011 18:57
yes, i came up with some ideas that turned out to be working, unless you don`t use too much different segments. A level 3x the size as the showcase level or double the size of metro theater with 25 - enemies is within 1800MB now.

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Posted: 23rd Nov 2011 23:56 Edited at: 23rd Nov 2011 23:57
Quote: "A level 3x the size as the showcase level or double the size of metro theater with 25 - enemies is within 1800MB now."


How did you do that?


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Posted: 24th Nov 2011 10:08 Edited at: 24th Nov 2011 10:09
Many steps:

1. Basically I reduced the amount of different segments as much as possible and added variation to the existing ones with masked overlays.

2. Reduced the amount of weapons per level. Not more than 3 pickupable weapons per level, including the start weapon and the enemies weapons.

3. 1024PX textures on statics not bigger than 1,5 meter in diameter replaced by 512PX with decent normal maps.

4. All Textures resaved to *.dds BT3DX 3/5

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Posted: 15th Dec 2011 14:14 Edited at: 15th Dec 2011 14:14
As we made it to the Top100 finals, I hereby humbly ask you to vote for "Into the Dark" at the annual IOTY awards here:

VOTING @ INDIEDB


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Posted: 21st Dec 2011 00:27
[SHAMELESS SELFADVERTISING BUMP]

Only 6 hours left to vote for Into the Dark at the Indies Top 100!


[/SHAMELESS SELFADVERTISING BUMP]

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Posted: 21st Dec 2011 04:31
Voted for it, good luck.

3Bit

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