This is the most terrifying nostalgia trip I've ever had!
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That was really great experience
Keep it up, dude!
P.S. Still waiting for your LSD Dream Emulator inspired project
Hi. Thanks for the reply. See this trailer
Very cool game. Great experience. Is this game inspired by "S.O.N - South of Nowhere"?
I don't know what that is and google offered some TV-show for teens, so I'd say no
Glad you liked it though!
DON'T WATCH THIS VHS TAPE! | SEPTEMBER 1999 Full Gameplay Walkthrough
Interesting... a couple of non-spoilery information fo those wanting to try it:
What this tech demo lacks in gameplay (there's literally nothing else than waiting and moving a bit between the two same rooms), it delivers in mood. It's like a really nice short film that totally delivers on the advertised time! :D
The VHS effect is well done and I like the touch with the 4/3 ratio.
Sound is well done for such a small experience too.
It doesn't have much narration either but this is definitely an interesting piece to put in a portfolio.
Curious to see more stuff from you, sir/madam.
Also, how much time did you take to make this, have you used existing assets/scripts, that kind of stuff?
Took 2-3 weeks probably. Most of that time went into fighting with Unity's lighting system though. There's some third party assets involved, sure — such as some of the small props, since creating them myself wouldn't really be smart use of my time.
Anyway, glad you digged it!
I didn't expect a 5 minute game to captivate me!
The way you approached horror is interesting to say the least. The fact that the game is actually footage of events is itself scary. The events have happened and the player cannot change them. They can only experience what was recorded, thus they can see the story only from the side of the recorded footage. It's such a great foundation for a game like this!
On top of that the type of gameplay/mechanics you chose are fitting the atmosphere. The environment and the sound are there to set the mood and make the player feel vulnerable, since it's unknown what will happen next. At the same time the events are already recorded so it's even more unsettling. It's that kind of horror that is missing from games lately. You managed to do what many devs fail to do in just 5 minutes.
Visually the game is gorgeous! The post-process effect is incredibly convincing and subtle. It's there to remind you that this is a recording, while giving the game this uncanny feel. The models, textures and shaders are top notch too! Generally there is a lot of polish for such a short game.
You understand how horror works and that shows. It would be awesome if we ever saw a full game like this and I would happily buy it!
I wish you the best for you next projects!
A delightfully forboding experience I must say. The VHS effect is executed perfectly and makes the already eerie atmopshere even more immersive. Would love to see the concept expanded on, can't wait to check out your future projects.
check out my gameplay if youd like? :D
Hello! Curious about this one. Got a question first tough:
Can we rebind keys? Because wasd for movement will be unplayable, I hate that.
Yes, you can rebind the keys in the initial window where you choose graphics settings etc.
Is there other meaning behind the games??
It's a short horror game but it's also very well made! The graphics atmosphere and design for this is incredible!
If only there was MOAR!
Really captured that old VHS feel whilst at the same time making me feel really old for remembering what VHS played like...
Atmosphere was really good, but I couldn#t get used to the weird drunk controls.
First of, if you have access to a computer and not on your mobile phone: just play this game yourself.
If this is your only way of seeing it, I cut my playthrough to be as easy of a watch through as possible with no commentary.
That being said, WOW. Nailed it. This game was phenominal and scary in all the best ways without fallign to video game tropes. More please. So much more please.
Amazing execution of concept. VHS quality filter makes this look almost real. Impressive. I would totally buy a lengthier, more fleshed out version of this.
Also playing on a psychedelic at some point; Could be immersive as Fuck.
I really enjoyed this! You did a great job at creating an interesting horror atmosphere in a short span of time. The sound design and aesthetics were very well done. I'm a big fan of your Youtube channel, and I'll absolutely be keeping my eye out for any of your future game releases!
Linux version does not work, solid gray blinking colour, nothing else :/
If you don't mind, what are your specs?
Nvidia Geforce GTX 1060 6 GB, 396.51 (newest beta drivers)
Ryzen 7 1700X
16 GB DDR4
The game works fine on Wine, I just finished playing a moment ago. You are awesome! Good work!
That was a great experience. Horror games are better suited for letting the situation take over than just letting the player walk from A to be. Exploring a horrid situation that you have no control over gives you that much dread.
Awesome, do more!
You really nailed the VHS film style very well. Do you have plans on expanding this into a "series"?
It looks amazing! Had to play twice to pay a little more attention. Do you intend to make something more with it or it is just a concept?
Some people in 99 were lip-synching to I want it that way but... I guess others were... not. This was a little disturbing. :)
Saw the gif on twitter, thought it was actual footage for a second. This was really good and instantly my kind of thing. I'll keep an eye out for whatever else you do!
I thought it was a video! really cool.
There isn't a lot in terms of gameplay, as far as I could tell at least, but the game really makes up for it in focusing on the environment, atmosphere and sound design. Found footage is easily my favorite subgenre of horror and you did a fantastic job of capturing that! I'd love to see a sequel to this!
damn man this looks so real, love the approach of worse = better in a way it really nails the aesthetic, nice work
Loved it! You nailed the found footage look, great audio design too.