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Trapped in a dungeon where the very darkness seems to writhe. The halls echo with hellish tones. How long has it been since you have been imprisoned? You can scarcely remember why. Starvation and deprivation has begun to rob you of your senses. You just remember red. Everything about this place is red.

Discover why you were imprisoned and find a way out. Be wary, you are not alone in this dark place. You are being watched. You are being hunted. The shadows haunt your every footstep. The evil that lurks here will not allow you to leave. Can you find the answers that are locked away in this labyrinth? Can you find the way out before you lose yourself forever? Or are you doomed to play out the endless cycle of insanity over and over and over…? Can you escape this living nightmare?

Follow the story of Ouroboros as it begins with Prelude. You wake up in a cell. You remember very little. Your name is James. You are an apothecary. You were brought deep into the Holy Roman Empire by a count to help him with research. You found something you should not have. And that you have a brother who will be in danger if you cannot get out alive.

Game Features:

  • First Person Survival Horror – Experience the horror from the protagonist’s perspective. You have no means of defending yourself other than hiding, running , and your cunning.
  • Adaptive Sanity System – Events can trigger sanity effects, making it harder to survive.
  • Dungeon Randomization – No playthrough is the same.
  • Dark and Brooding Original Story – Ouroboros: Prelude is a taste of the dark story that is in store for you down the road.
  • Reactive Environment – The environment is not a static element in Ouroboros: Prelude. Nearly every object can be interacted with. Use objects to barricade doors, hide or as distractions. The environment also has a mind of its own and may change on a whim and may even try to maim you.
  • Intelligent Entities – Creatures stalk these dank halls. Their only purpose is to keep the secrets of this place hidden from you and to keep you from freedom. However, like most intelligent creatures they can be avoided or tricked if your wits are sharp.
  • Advanced Sensory System – The darkness may be oppressive but it can just as easily be your ally. Staying in the light may help you see but creatures can also see you. Hiding in the darkness may increase your chances of survival… for a time. Be careful though, even if they cannot see you they may still be able to hear you. Even still, some other denizens of this maze are not daunted by the dark.
  • Conserve Your Light – You are trapped in a dungeon. Whoever wants you here is intending to keep you here. If you are to escape you must light the way. But becareful you do not run out of tinder or candles or you will be trapped in the dark.
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It has been a while since the last update. Unavoidable and unforeseen problems of life and health arose but I am back with updates.

With the release of Version 0.9.0 comes some new features:

3 new scares.

2 new randomized rooms.

Expanded upon previous randomized rooms.

Tweaked item balance.

1 new area type.

Expanded upon a previous level.

1 new puzzle.

Added more journal pages.

Cave systems and another game mechanic are in the works. I have also begun work on the voice overs for the journals. That... may take a while because I am a perfectionist, there is a LOT to record, and getting everything to sound JUST right is tedious.

I plan on beginning VR development soon but that is most certainly going to take a while and may very well end up being a DLC or something... I do not know. We shall see.

Due to the previously mentioned "life and health" problems development of Ouroboros: Prelude may slow a bit. It will not stop but unfortunately I cannot invest my every waking hour on this project anymore. I am thinking updates maybe every 2 - 4 weeks compared to the many, many updates I had done per single week.

I hope to continue churning out updates as soon as I am able. Until then....

Stay sane! ...And healthy!

Ouroboros: Prelude has just been Greenlit!

Ouroboros: Prelude has just been Greenlit!


Thank you to everyone who upvoted and left comments. You guys are the best. The game will be finished by the end of the month if all goes well. VR support...

Support Ouroboros: Prelude on Greenlight!

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Ouroboros: Prelude 0.9.1 Announcement as of 11/4. This update is going to be delayed due partly to lengthy debuggi…

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Ouroboros: Prelude 0.9.0 is out as of Oct 25. Been working on the next major update. Lots of additions coming.

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I've been pulling all-nighters for a while. Nearing completion. All that is missing is the Greenlight!

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