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Hello! We just finished a small build called Timruk.

Timruk


Timruk is quite literally a storybook from within the world of Somewhere, that you read across several entwined narrations. Here is a brief history of the text, and some screenshots from the game.


'The parable of Timruk and other Stories' is a collection of folklore believed to have originated in Kayamgadh.

These stories were found carved upon temple walls across BhulaDesh. And the imprints from the carvings were first compiled into written form by a traveling poet at the court of Rajah Brimanath at the Kotananku presidency in 1821.



This edition was later transcribed into a large folio, possibly crafted by the fabled calligraphist Maguru. The edition was accompanied by a set of miniature paintings that were scavenged from the various Persian and Mongolian manuscripts collected at the Maharajah's library.


The historian Prof. James P Fielding translated the folio edition while working at Bhutagunj, a British cartographic outpost near the Kotananku Ghats. His translation, was published as a companion to his controversial book, 'The several histories Kayamgadh', after his death in 1903.


Our game is an adaptation of Fielding's book,

a reprinted copy of which is to be found in the archives at the Calcutta state library.






In our earlier post we had mentioned that we might be starting to work full time on the game, unfortunately that hasn't happened yet and we are still juggling between our other jobs and work on the game.


But as we get better are crating the game world and writing it's characters, we should be able to build faster!





The build was originally crafted for display for an exhibition at Trivandrum and a

modified version of the same will be shown at Level 1 : an exhibition at Khoj (Delhi).



We would love to here from you so send us an email


And If you enjoy our work, find us on our Tumblog and Twitter.


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Crafting Somewhere 17

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Storytelling in our new build : Timruk, and working full time.

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Crafting Somewhere 16

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Environments for figments. Creating our last alpha build.

Play Rituals

Play Rituals

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We have released a standalone alpha build for Somewhere. It is called Rituals.

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Crafting Somewhere 14

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Rituals : our alpha build is almost complete. Take a look !

Timruk

Timruk

Full Version 1 comment

Timruk is quite literally a storybook from within the world of Somewhere, that you read across several entwined narrations.

Rituals

Rituals

Demo 12 comments

A narrative driven exploration game set in surreal colonial India.

fictions : a pre-alpha build for Somewhere

fictions : a pre-alpha build for Somewhere

Full Version 7 comments

fictions is a small exploration and stealth game.

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Oleomingus Creator
Oleomingus

Our new storybook : Timruk on Rock paper shotgun!

Rockpapershotgun.com

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booman
booman

Great to see you guys got an IndieDB/ModDB page! I was searching here a few months ago and didn't find anything.
I'm so excited that you are using SketchUp for asset design and importing your models into Unity. This is a great workflow, specially for your visual style
I'll keep watching both games for updates!

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Oleomingus Creator
Oleomingus

Thank you! I am glad you like our art style.

We have indeed been posting on IndieDB for a while now and I am glad to see that our uploads have been of some help! While there has certainly been some paucity of posts of late, we should be uploading some new content soon.

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booman
booman

Thank you for replying. I don't know why I couldn't find your IndieDB page previously?
I also left you a message too.

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AngryTalon
AngryTalon

Positively adore the art style guys!

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Oleomingus Creator
Oleomingus

Thank you !

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yupfrank
yupfrank

Check out GAU Studios preview of Somewhere "Rituals" Youtu.be

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Oleomingus Creator
Oleomingus

Rituals on Rock Paper Shotgun !

Rockpapershotgun.com

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SpaghettiBasDev
SpaghettiBasDev

I really love the art style. Played the Rituals build and couldn't really understand the story (that's just because of me being impatient, probably, so don't worry about it), but the gameplay is especially nice. I love the surrealism. I hope you'll keep this art style in the final version :-D

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Oleomingus Creator
Oleomingus

Thank you for playing Rituals ! I am really glad you enjoyed the build, and the surreal art.

The game is narrative driven and dialogue heavy, and certainly requires that the player spend time piecing together it's disjointed narrative.

The complete game will certainly continue this art, though as we get better at building the game we do expect to be able to refine it further.

Thanks again for playing !

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