An Ergastulum is a building used to hold in chains dangerous slaves, or to punish other slaves. The Ergastulum is subsurface and large enough to allow the slaves to work within it and containing narrow spaces in which they sleep. Currently in development for Vive and Oculus Rift.
After developing the idea for a week or so, the creature is now in the latest build.
The character has several move sets but is more mysterious than any other in the game thus far. The Crucifix is a useful tool against these creatures but they also can cause it to become more volatile if used excessively.
Here is the latest footage from the new build on PC.
The inspiration behind these new creatures go way back to old Chinese horror movies. namely, the "Jiangshi" (commonly known as Hopping Vampires) seen in films such as Mr Vampire.
The vampires are suffering from Rigor Mortis, hence the stiff hopping movement it does whilst chasing you down.
I had the idea of fusing Chinese and Western folklore to create this vampire and brought over what I felt were the most recognised lore to the game. As you can see from the image above, these vampires do not like religious symbols and will stand back in fear upon seeing it.
Of course, I don't want to game to be too predictable so there will be penalties if the Crucifix is used unwisely.
This is just a small taster of what is new in the game but many secrets are held back for you to experience yourself when the game is complete.
The end result of fusing ideas from both western and asian mythology to create a hybrid Vampire
New AI to Allow Her to Crawl and Jump Out of Ceiling Holes
A peek into where she sleeps in Ergastulum. A very important piece to getting the hell out of there.
First developer log for Ergastulum - the latest on the stealth gameplay and improving the visuals
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