Welcome to the Abyss.
Somewhere, I was floating in the middle of a vast emptiness.
I couldn’t see, couldn’t hear, couldn’t move, couldn’t feel.
What is this place? How did I get here, and why?
How can I answer these questions if I don’t remember anything?
The only memory I have is...
What will you see, when you gaze into the Abyss?
One day, a lost stranger wakes up in a desolate land with no memories.
Joined by other individuals as lost as the stranger, they seek for a way to escape the strange place.
Will they manage to avoid the many dangers lurking at every corner?
...Or will they perish and be forgotten?
Hey, y’wanna know what it’s ‘bout?
Abyss is a mystery/drama story that combines various elements of visual novels, point-and-click adventures, puzzle-solving games, as well as a few specialised game mechanics. It is inspired by the Danganronpa and Zero Escape series.
The NaNoRenO 2019 version is a demo, which covers the story up to the Tutorial sections. It aims to introduce players to our game’s concept. As such, some core mechanics will not be available yet.
I suggest we list down the things we have.
The NaNoRenO 2019 Demo Edition features:
- Up to (but may not be limited to) 15,000 words -
- Several puzzles to puzzle over -
- Various areas and interest points to explore, examine, and get lost in -
- Interesting characters to chat and complain about things with* -
- Relationship system that affects how much of the story you do (or don’t) mess up* ** -
- All original assets, brought to you by our lovely team -
- A good ol’ cliffhanger! -
*only a few parts of this mechanic will appear in the Demo Edition
**we take no responsibility if you, the players, do actually mess up the story
Some introductions are in order.
Stay tuned for updates about our cast of characters here!
Ooh, they’re really beautiful. But not as beautiful as Mommy!
As we progress through the NaNoRenO 2019 month, we’ll be posting about our work and the assets we’ve produced in this section. Check our Twitter and this page for future updates!
Why don’t we get to know each other better first?
We are the Abyss Team, a group of writers, programmers, artists, and audio people from around the globe who are enthusiastic about developing unique and immersive narratives.
Although some of our members have done a few game jams together, this is Abyss Team’s first NaNoRenO. We can’t wait to have you play our game!
Shad - Project Lead, Writer (Itch.io)
Kowara - Project Lead, Writer (Itch.io)
Yoru - Project Lead, Writer (Itch.io)
Nezu - Character Artist
LucasLCL - Background Artist (Twitter, Instagram)
FishyFeathers - Background Artist
Sushii - UI Artist
Yuma - Programmer
Nisha - Programmer (unable to continue due to other work commitments)
DarkWolf - Programmer
Barmizzle - Composer
Scowsh - Sound Designer
If you want to add anything else, now's the time to say it.
Comments? Questions? Concerns or grievances?
Feel free to reply to this post, or send us a PM. We’ll get back to you as soon as possible!
Thank you for your interest in our project. Please look forward to the results!
We very energy for finish game this -- heh? I no can speak at here?