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The last remaining memories fade away into darkness. Your mind is a mess and only a feeling of being hunted remains. You must escape.

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Amnesia: The Dark Descent, a first person survival horror. A game about immersion, discovery and living through a nightmare. An experience that will chill you to the core. You stumble through the narrow corridors as the distant cry is heard. It is getting closer.

Explore...

Amnesia: The Dark Descent puts you in the shoes of Daniel as he wakes up in a desolate castle, barely remembering anything about his past. Exploring the eerie pathways, you must also take part of Daniel's troubled memories. The horror does not only come from the outside, but from the inside as well. A disturbing odyssey into the dark corners of the human mind awaits. A sound of dragging feet? Or is your mind playing tricks on you?

Experience...

By using a fully physically simulated world, cutting edge 3D graphics and a dynamic sound system, the game pulls no punches when trying to immerse you. Once the game starts, you will be in control from the beginning to the end. There are no cut-scenes or time-jumps, whatever happens will happen to you first hand. Something emerges out of the darkness. It's approaching. Fast.

Survive...

Amnesia: The Dark Descent throws you headfirst into a dangerous world where danger can lurk behind every corner. Your only means of defense are hiding, running or using your wits. Do you have what it takes to survive?

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So much for being semi-regular, eh?

I'd like to preface this Dev Log with an apology for my fashionable punctuality (a.k.a. being late as hell). My insomnia has taken a turn for the worse in recent months, no doubt a result of certain personal affairs, and I've taken to sleeping when I get home from my prep school to compensate. Needless to say, I don't get much done during the week, and I spend the entire weekend oversleeping. However, the stars have aligned, and I have one solid week off of both my high school and prep school, allowing me to finally get some work done. Which, you know, is nice.

Now let's talk about particle systems.


Rain Particle Systems Comparison

I have more gifs this time, too.


A lot of my work with particle systems has been focused on reworking systems already in The Dark Descent to better suit my purposes and quality standards. All of these new effects are also fully scalable, which makes them far more versatile than some of their vanilla counterparts.

Most notable is the vanilla rain system, which, to put it mildly, eats GPUs for breakfast, and is terribly difficult to utilize effectively. It's also incredibly short, which is very obvious when you look up from inside of it and see raindrops appearing out of thin air.

My reworked take on this is a smaller, modular particle system, which allows for more precise area coverage. It's also very easy to optimize, as each unit fades at a distance, so it doesn't all render at once. Fixed the height problem, too.

Candle Flame PS ComparisonDem refractions doe.

Assorted fire particles, with heat refraction.

Refraction doesn't come across very well in gifs, sadly.


The other part of my work has been implementing brand new special effects, like heat refraction, floating embers, refractive water, tons of weather effects, and various other small things. For the sake of brevity I won't go into detail on each one, so just enjoy these gifs I totally didn't make at 2:00 AM this morning.

Not much to say, really.Thought the old portal needed some work.Good for scenes with moving clouds.Oddly serene. Also works as ashes.Kinda Dark Souls-ish.Really dramatic from a distance.Lots of effects going on here.

I guess slow-moving dust doesn't come across very well in gifs either. Huh.



Well, now that we're past my vague attempts at being somewhat professional, I can't believe I've actually been doing this crap for three years now.

Seriously, if thirteen-year-old-me had known what this project was going to become, he probably wouldn't have even started. It's been a huge investment for me, in far more ways than one, and I'm always happy to see interest in it (and always sad when I have to explain that there's been a delay). It's amazing to me how many people are genuinely looking forward to the mod's release, in spite of all my setbacks.

So, for lack of anything better to say, thank you, and sorry, and thank you again.

I remain,

Craa

Month #34 dev. diary - big demo update, complete mod nearly ready!

Month #34 dev. diary - big demo update, complete mod nearly ready!

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New Year's Update discussing Production, Story and Gameplay.

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Dev Log #1 - Renovations, Optimizations, and Color Palettes

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We got lighting! We got colors! We got... er, less trees!

Month #29 dev. diary - teaser demo released, mini-site updated!

Month #29 dev. diary - teaser demo released, mini-site updated!

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Hello again stalkers! Many of you asked for a demo, something to put your claws on... here it is! The download is available and the mini-site has been...

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Amnesia Modloader (Tool) [v1.6.1] (Mac OS X)

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The Amnesia Modloader is an application which simplifies the process of launching Amnesia mods. No longer will you need to use any AppleScript or .command...

Amnesia nightmare engine - GUI version (Latest)

Amnesia nightmare engine - GUI version (Latest)

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Added a graphical user interface to make it easier to use. Also it can now splice in .ogg files as well as having a built in backup-feature. Requires...

Amnesia nightmare engine V2

Amnesia nightmare engine V2

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This version adds the ability for users to add their own images and mix them with the game textures. Just as the earlier download, make sure to read the...

Amnesia nightmare engine

Amnesia nightmare engine

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The patch 1.0 update with map manipulation. Please follow the readme file included in the zip-file before using, it is very important.

Hospital bug fixes

Hospital bug fixes

Turn Back Time Patch 0 comments

I discovered players could push the obstacle in the 1st floor wing, before getting the axe first in the basement. Becoming stuck in the newer part. To...

All that Remains (Spring Demo)

All that Remains (Spring Demo)

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Spring update to the Demo. Now with more goodies :u

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Eagle12687
Eagle12687

In light of the fact that the company released the source code for Penumbra, I would really like them to release the source code for Amnesia: The Dark Descent. Perhaps we should let the company know that there is an interest. You can never have too much source code, and seeing how that John Carmack has left Id Software, it is unlikely that we are ever going to see the source code for Rage or the new Doom.

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ja2203
ja2203

Hitbox.tv <----- Amnesia Live

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bilbop
bilbop

shared mod for all fg games - Moddb.com REMOVES DMG FROM NPCS//

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Firepaw497
Firepaw497

I don't see why people think this game is scary honestly.

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Guest
Guest

Maybe because you haven't played the game yet?

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robofork
robofork

I agree with him tbh.
The majority of this game is just waiting in dark corners for one of the two types of hilarious looking monsters to leave. If you get seen you're pretty much screwed because the main character is so slow. It isn't the scared type of screwed either, just the "uugh really?" type.

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RichardGreenlambda
RichardGreenlambda

I don't know where to go with my idea but what would you guys think about an Amnesia: TDD port on Android? I mean it's a dream to play this awesome horror game in my bed before going to sleep... =P

so what about a ATDD Mobile? They even got Half-Life Xash3d on android.. HL2 is already on android and with a simple trick you could play HL2 on any android device! On the Motorola Moto G 2 I got 30fps-60fps on it for example.
So a 200€ device could handle Amnesia I guess... god please I would love the person working on such a project!

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TheUnbeholden
TheUnbeholden

Finally release date revealed and Soma Gameplay vid incoming Indiedb.com

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thoumi96
thoumi96

Loving it!

Custom story im currently playing is final revelations! you should try it!

check it out here to see if you want previews! Youtube.com

:)

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If you like dark atmospheres and intense plots full of suspense and psycological terror, such as those found in games like Silent Hill, Diablo 1,or S.T.A.L.K.E.R SoC, then this is the game for you.

Amnesia - the Dark Descent redefines it's genre.

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i thought the game was horrible, maybe they could heve made an acual game not a 20 dollar black screen

Nov 9 2011 by flugal

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