I think it's time to reveal what I've been up to this last month.
I haven't been working on Fear of the Unknown, But I also most certainly haven't been slacking off either:
I was digging on my old test versions of Fear of the Unknown, and came across of one of the most first test games, and also one of the most finished one.
I thought the idea of the game was good enough not to go to waste, and also different enough from Fear of the Unknown to give away for public for everyone to experience.
But the test version wasn't even nearly a finished game, and had many problems, such as missing textures which would have made it pretty much unplayable for some parts.
There also was no way for me to finish the game with the current level files, as the content used for the game had been long since altered for all of the many other different versions of the game.
So I decided to build the game again from scratch. Not only to remake the test version, but to make it an official second game on the Phobia game series.
I have decided to name it Phobia 1.5
, to avoid any possible confusion with Fear of the Unknown, which was already announced to be Phobia 2.
But don't let the title 1.5 fool you, Phobia 1.5 IS Phobia 2
. I've been making new level plans to be more suitable for the new enemy AI I created, added more levels than planned to the original game,
and made the story more complex and better explained. The game is currently playable from start to finish, but some of the levels are still heavily unfinished.
I still decided to keep mostly the original look, but with some newly added shader effects. Which is why it looks a bit rough compared to Fear of the Unknown.
I can't say when the game will be released yet. But to give you an idea of how close it could be; It could be done in two weeks, if I worked on it full time.
Main menu and the intro are very similar to the first game. But instead of a video, you can read the intro at your own pace.
“The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown”