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What would be "Proper Jumpscares?"
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What would be "Proper Jumpscares?"

Ok, so I saw a post today about jumpscares. All the newbies do it first. I've had my fair share of it.
But what types of jumpscares are "new" or appropriate and are not considered "cheap" or frowned upon?

The reason why I have this in development support if because I want to hear from people who do script things and probably know what they are doing Tongue

I really want to hear from the community on this one.
08-15-2012, 06:43 PM
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RE: What would be "Proper Jumpscares?"

So long as it has an explanation and is relevant to the story, that's all there really is to it.

I rate it 3 memes.
08-15-2012, 06:56 PM
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RE: What would be "Proper Jumpscares?"

(08-15-2012, 06:56 PM)andyrockin123 Wrote: So long as it has an explanation and is relevant to the story, that's all there really is to it.
I see. Yeah now that I think about it, there isn't really all that much you can do. You got your standard naked guys (sigh) poofers up close, and just random pops.

I've never really seen jump relevant to the story. There must be a good CS that has one. I remember "Wake" I think had a naked guy, but, it was fall down a light source like Icarus or something.

Interesting stuff. Thanks for posting. I want to see if more post.
08-15-2012, 07:04 PM
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RE: What would be "Proper Jumpscares?"

The most prominent example I can think of, would be from the creators themselves. Look at their teaser.

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08-15-2012, 07:07 PM
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RE: What would be "Proper Jumpscares?"

(08-15-2012, 07:07 PM)Solipsist Wrote: The most prominent example I can think of, would be from the creators themselves. Look at their teaser.
That was a good one! Nothing too flashy. It made sense. Good one.
08-15-2012, 07:14 PM
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08-15-2012, 07:36 PM
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RE: What would be "Proper Jumpscares?"

Just let it make sense, and make only 1 or 2 of them... If people keep jumping (like me) no matter how much those guys come and eats your face, then they might stop playing the CS.

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08-15-2012, 07:53 PM
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(08-15-2012, 07:53 PM)beecake Wrote: Just let it make sense, and make only 1 or 2 of them... If people keep jumping (like me) no matter how much those guys come and eats your face, then they might stop playing the CS.
That seems to be what people are saying. Its all build up. Once built up, then its time for a jump. I agree.
08-15-2012, 08:03 PM
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(08-15-2012, 08:03 PM)TheIcyPickle Wrote: That seems to be what people are saying. Its all build up. Once built up, then its time for a jump. I agree.
Having build defeats the purpose of a jumpscare, if you're expecting something to happen it really takes away from it. Jumpscares shouldn't have build up. Build up is best for traditional events and scares.

I rate it 3 memes.
08-15-2012, 08:11 PM
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(08-15-2012, 08:11 PM)andyrockin123 Wrote: Huh, never thought of it like that. Thats much better than what I was saying. But what else would be possible other than naked guys, load ass screams, and poofers in your face. That seems to be the only thing people do, and its unoriginal.
(08-15-2012, 08:03 PM)TheIcyPickle Wrote: That seems to be what people are saying. Its all build up. Once built up, then its time for a jump. I agree.
Having build defeats the purpose of a jumpscare, if you're expecting something to happen it really takes away from it. Jumpscares shouldn't have build up. Build up is best for traditional events and scares.
08-15-2012, 08:25 PM
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