Placeholder [Psychological Thriller][Metanarrative][Horror?][Free]
Posted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:29 pm
Edit: Now on Itch.io
Okay, so a bit of backstory here. This was supposed to just be a test to prove to myself that I was actually capable of making a visual novel and was never meant to be released to the public. Almost everything but the writing consists of royalty-free placeholder assets as a means of getting used to Ren'py (before starting on this, I had zero coding knowledge and I still pretty much know nothing). The story itself was to be a very partial adaptation of one of my indie novels just to see how it would work in a visual format.
But as I put more and more work into it and because I'm a weirdo, I started thinking about the concept of placeholders in general. So it kind of transformed into something else entirely and now I'm just sitting here asking myself "why did I make this?" But I figured it's unique enough for at least a few people to find it enjoyable, so might as well just slap it on the internet somewhere.
Length: Around an hour and a half.
Synopsis (taken from the novel this is based on):
Seven people wake up in a strange facility. None of them remember how they got there or why. With no way of figuring out their situation, they decide to explore the mysterious building.
A camera on the ceiling, steel-plated walls, rooms that shouldn't exist; the deeper they venture, the more confused they get. When impossible things begin to happen, the group struggles to keep their grip on reality—and their lives.
And a screenshot:
Art assets from:
Lemmasoft's own Elze (Elzee)
Skimlines on DeviantArt
Music Resources from:
Arn Andersson & Nights Amore
Download it here for PC and here for Mac. Will put it in more places than just Mediafire if anyone actually likes it.
So yeah, enjoy
Edit: If anyone cares, link to the novel this is VERY loosely based on.