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Faceless is a Greenlit Multiplayer Horror on the Unreal Engine 4 which sees players attempting to survive alone, or with up to three friends in Wakeland City to try and find Daniel North. Having followed his documents, the players must find Dolls in each location and deliver them to the Ritual Zones to set the trapped souls within free, thus completing Daniel's quest, and bringing the survivors one step closer to learning his whereabouts. Upon burning all the Dolls, The Soulrender will be forced to depart from the immediate area... But not until after it has tried to feed on your souls. Read More...

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It's been a long time since our last update! Since moving to the Unreal Engine 4, Faceless has gained a much clearer vision. As an inexperienced project lead at the time, I was overly-ambitious for what I wanted Faceless to be. I wanted to have four gamemodes, two single-player campaigns and a book. Those four gamemodes and two single-player campaigns would have amounted to a massive 28-30 maps, which is excessive for an independent team. Perhaps we should've started with a smaller game! However, since the move to Unreal Engine 4, we've redefined our goals, and our vision for what we want for the project has been clarified. This mini-update will cover works-in-progress, all of which may be subject to change.


Faceless will have eight multiplayer maps, four large and four small. The large maps will correlate with the story of the upcoming book; Faceless: Deliverance. In particular, they will focus around a pivotal event known as 'The Bear Valley Tragedy' - an event which resulted in the deaths of many, whose souls are now trapped in the Dolls scattered around Wakeland City. The small maps will be for those who wish to experience a quicker multiplayer game with fewer dolls and a smaller locale. One of these small maps is the Wakeland Town Police Department. Here are some WIP screenshots. (Click the images to see them in full size.)


North Rising is the single-player mini-campaign in which players will take on the role of Elijah Grey (Sam A. Mowry) as he embarks on his own search for Daniel North. This journey includes making his way through the edges of Wakeland City to the hidden Fallen Grace Church. A place of faith that buries the darkest secrets beneath it in the form of an Asylum, a hellhole that the Soulrender calls its home. This has been one of the more ambitious levels to create, inspired by games such as The Vanishing of Ethan Carter and Outlast, two very different games with two very different playing styles. Here are a couple of WIP screenshots. (Click on the images to see them in 4k!)

You can also check out this short teaser (From 13:34) on Daz Black's channel, which shows a short flyby of this scene, as well as his character's voice. (Due to a strange error, the video appears darker than the version provided.)

For those who also work with the Unreal Engine 4, you may recognise that we are indeed using Marketplace Content. Without this, I can safely say that the game wouldn't be as far along as it is now, and it's likely that the game wouldn't be possible without the Marketplace, so we are extremely grateful that something like the Marketplace is available to us. However, despite using Marketplace Content, we'll still have a great deal of our own content, and we'll modify the Marketplace content to fit the game and make it our own.


You may have also noticed our new header, finally revealing one of the dolls in the game. It is without a doubt that these dolls are the forefront of everything that takes place in this game. It is Daniel North's 'Plan B' to set these souls free and cast the Soulrender away from Wakeland City. Since Daniel's whereabouts are currently unknown, this task falls on his brother and three friends who venture into Wakeland City to search for Daniel and attempt to finish what he started. Along with this video is a short new teaser, which shows that these souls are perhaps aware of what happened to them.


Since the game is predominantly multiplayer, some of you may be asking how we're going to provide the story outside of the single-player mini-campaign. There will be collectibles throughout all multiplayer maps that give hints and story-elements for the player to learn. These collectibles will include digital recordings from Daniel North and Elijah Grey, body bags that you can touch and hear the last thoughts of the deceased, and VHS tapes which can be watched through an option in the Main Menu after collecting them. These will all tie into, and reference to the upcoming novel; Faceless: Deliverance.


Faceless is looking for talented people to join our team! We are currently seeking CHARACTER ARTISTS and ANIMATORS to help bring Faceless to life even more. Contact Sklarlight [at] gmail [dot] com (Replace [at] with @ and [dot] with a period.) with the subject line 'Faceless' followed by the position you would like to apply for. Be sure to include past work, and please be willing to accept a test piece as part of your application.


Again, thank you all for your patience, it's not always easy hearing that a lot of people are impatient for our game, remember, we're just as impatient as you are! But a game rushed is a game doomed to fail, and we're definitely not going to rush our first project. Indie development is not as easy as it may look for those who haven't dipped their feet into the waters of the game development world. We've all learnt a lot since Faceless ever started, and we're still going to continue to learn throughout how to bring you the game we want to release to the world. One last thing, the Soulrender is going to be redesigned, so all current images of it are outdated. It will still retain a humanoid form.

Remember to keep an eye on our Facebook Page! We post WIP content, as well as other information pertaining to the game there.


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TheDalekCaan Oct 18 2015 says:

This looks awesome! Nice job moving to Unreal Engine 4, it is one sexy game engine.

Also, I'm really glad about the multiplayer. There are too few multiplayer horror games, it's a whole new place yet to be explored.

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TheYearWalker Sep 30 2015 says:

when will the book be released and what format will it be?

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Sklarlight Creator
Sklarlight Oct 14 2015 replied:

Hi there! I'm currently taking a year off to put all my effort into the book and the game, at the moment I'm doing some writing exercises to ensure that the book has the best quality it can. Mind you, it won't be a horror, it's predominantly a supernatural mystery that surrounds Daniel North's journey. I will initially release it as an e-book (.epub and other supported formats) - I hope to eventually print it also. Thanks for the interest, and apologies for the late reply!

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Dr.Gum Sep 26 2015 says:

Very good job I want to see more ! :)

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Pancake_Ninja132 Jul 25 2015 says:

This game looks AMAZING

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Guest Jul 22 2015 says:

I have been waiting for this game since the beginning of it.. Guys i really cant last long without this game. I am giving it 1 more year and if it doesnt come out i will just pick up a flashlight and search for him myself.

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ivo89 Jul 22 2015 replied:

I forgot to log in...

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INtense! Staff
INtense! Jul 25 2015 replied:

i'm with you on this one!

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Sklarlight Creator
Sklarlight Jul 26 2015 replied:

Not the creator of IndieDB! We're going to have to do our best now, aren't we? (We already were, but trust me, things are coming along nicely!)

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INtense! Staff
INtense! Jul 26 2015 replied:

Please let me know if we can assist or give a nudge when required

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Sklarlight Creator
Sklarlight Jul 26 2015 replied:

That'd be fantastic, we may very well have something new soon.

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