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[RELEASED] Collapsing Cosmos : The Silver Key
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daortir Offline
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[RELEASED] Collapsing Cosmos : The Silver Key

This topic is the announcement of my Custom Story : The Silver Key. It is a very Lovecraft-inspired mod that puts the player between our world and the terrifying horrors that lie in time and space.

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My project is to make different Custom Stories in the same Lovecraftian universe, at different places and times. The first of them is named "The Silver Key".


You will play as William Carter, in the eighteenth century, and in the deserted mansion of your friend Jonathan Mendenhall, you will discover wonders that no man before you had ever seen. Walking between hallucinations, other Worlds and reality, William slowly becomes uncertain about what is real and what is not.

As he slowly understands that those other worlds are as terrifying as they are fascinating, he starts feeling that something is lurking in the mansion. If this is another abomination, from which world is the sick and demented mind that gave it birth ?

( Edit : You will have levels in reality, and other in Lovecraft inspired worlds, like R'lyeh, the landscape of Leng, and other worlds that are not directly in Lovecraft's short stories. This CS might remind you of Through the Portal because you will discover alien environments. )

This mod is atmosphere-focused and I hope you will take the time to experience it, instead of focusing on beating it. I have no idea how long it will be yet, since I think it is too hard to say without having it tested. It should be about 10 maps, though.



Here are some screenshots so you can see my mapping.

I would like some feedback on this area, which is R'lyeh !
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Here are two views from the library.

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And here is the cistern.

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I am looking forward to receive your opinions on my project ! I am French, so my english might not be the best. If I made any mistakes, I'd love you guys to tell me so I can improve : >

By the way, I am studying to become a Game Artist and this is one of the reasons that motivate me. If anyone knows about Game Art studies in Europe, feel free to PM me, because any information is good to have !

(This post was last modified: 01-29-2014 07:50 PM by daortir.)
12-10-2013 01:52 PM
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RE: Collapsing Comsos : The Silver Key

Mapping look really good to me.
Altho these are just 2 pics,
this is giving me something like ; Yeah, i will play this!

Quote:You will play as William Carter, in the eighteenth century, and in the deserted mansion of your friend Jonathan Mendenhall, you will discover wonders that no man before you had ever seen. Walking between hallucinations and reality, William slowly becomes uncertain about what is real and what is not.
This is... a bit as other story's around isn't it?
But i will def. play this!
(This post was last modified: 12-10-2013 04:16 PM by DnALANGE.)
12-10-2013 04:16 PM
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RE: Collapsing Comsos : The Silver Key

Hey : > !
I have to say it was hard to explain the story without spoiling what's happening.
Basically you'll have levels in reality, and other in Lovecraft inspired worlds, like R'lyeh, the landscape of Leng, and other worlds that are not directly in Lovecraft's short stories. This CS might remind you of Through the Portal because you will discover alien environments.

I do understand though, that many modders get tired of the mansion/castle/cellar thinggie, but the player won't spend too much time in those hopefully. And the library has some pretty unusual level design, so I hope you'll enjoy this.

Thanks for the feedback by the way, I really like to have opinions on my work/ideas !

(This post was last modified: 12-10-2013 04:38 PM by daortir.)
12-10-2013 04:37 PM
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RE: Collapsing Comsos : The Silver Key

This looks very intriguing indeed! Can't wait to see what you have to show down the road. =)

12-11-2013 03:56 AM
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RE: Collapsing Comsos : The Silver Key

Thanks for showing your interest ! This really motivates me to give this mod the best of myself :3
I'm currently working on the Leng "Plateau", which should basically be a jungle with swamps, and a waterfall. I'll post pictures of it later on, because right now it really doesn't look like anything x)

12-11-2013 03:24 PM
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RE: Collapsing Comsos : The Silver Key

The first screenshot of Leng ! What do you guys think about it ?

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The waterfall is kinda hard to see :o This mostly comes from the fact that it cannot be animated in a screenshot...

(This post was last modified: 12-11-2013 10:07 PM by daortir.)
12-11-2013 10:06 PM
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RE: Collapsing Comsos : The Silver Key

Nice and creepy!

12-11-2013 10:08 PM
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RE: Collapsing Comsos : The Silver Key

Thank you ! I improved this area slightly, and I'm working on another part of this level. When it'll be done, I'll have finished with the Leng Plateau I think. The other worlds will not be really long gaming sequences, they should be more like glimpses of what is behind the reality of the Earth as we know it.

I don't know if this makes sense x)

12-12-2013 01:03 AM
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RE: Collapsing Comsos : The Silver Key

UPDATE :
Here are some new screenies, they will be on moddb soon of course : D!
I am waiting for some feedback on this area, I tried to do something a bit different from the usual mansion areas, so I'm looking forward to receive opinions !

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12-17-2013 08:53 PM
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RE: Collapsing Comsos : The Silver Key

As a H.P fan, I must say the first screenshot looks absolutely brilliant dude. Good job on this map, I hope you will keep that quality in all maps Tongue
12-22-2013 12:40 PM
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