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"What drives you, stranger?"

Acythian is a cyberpunk/noir themed first person shooter game.

Plot summary:
A retired special forces agent infiltrates the headquarters of
a religious cult to rescue his prodigal foster daughter.
Hereby being unwillingly dragged into a widespread conspiracy.

As a linear, narrative driven game, Acythian builds on lore and
atmosphere to draw haunting science fiction environments and
believable, fleshed out characters that inhabit this world.
The game is set in a distant future where humanity has been
starkly decimated by drawn out wars and nature is regaining
a lot of territory.

The core plot line is relatively simple and the game has a strong
focus on a fully realized world surrounding it. While you'll be
infiltrating the citadel, the headquarters of an influential
religious cult, you will also get a good impression of the lore
and world surrounding this place.

Acythian is a first person shooter at its core while also
implementing adventure game mechanics. There'll be looting
but we try to stay true to its FPS roots and do our best to
avoid cluttered inventories and micromanaging resources.
There will still be plenty of items and gameplay elements
to use and combine in realtime.

For example: You can boost your character using various implants
which will however also add to your neurotoxicty level. This can be fatal
if it reaches a high amount and impair your skills if not deadly.

Weapons in this game will be balanced according to their real world
counterparts and should feel as authentic as I can manage them to be.

The game will not feature any unnecessary gimmick, will not be a clone of
or be "heavily inspired"of an existing game,
will not have a constant barrage of achievments
or hints nor will the pacing be dictated by a string of setpieces.
We will also not feature a tacked on multiplayer service.

With this said I invite you to follow the development process of a
futuristic, gothic adventure set in a hauntingly beautiful world
drenched in rust,tares and blood.

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Acythian - November Update

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Hello!

Development has been slow once again so I can only leave you with a few changes to level 1. (previously in a different article. LINK )
Basically, in the first draft the complex was on an island and I changed that to a lush forest. I also changed the amount of decay the player will encounter in the complex.

But first, I am also remaking a lot of the media I have to work with this game. For example, I have retextured and edited the female peasant character from the "classics" media pack to go with the title. Sadly, the result is kind of awkward which is why I made here a sniper character. You know, you only see her from a distance
I also didn't manage to get that blank facial expression out of the model so strapped on a gasmask.


Here you'll see what the first level will look like in the final game (unless there are major changes in the rendering pipeline along the way.)
























Thankfs for viewing! Feel free to drop me some feedback, its always appreciated :)

Acythian - Abandoned Horror Themed UrbEx level

Acythian - Abandoned Horror Themed UrbEx level

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I've made some progress here and there and also started working on a new map. This will be an optional side mission but I promise that if you enjoy the...

2018 - Second Update - More Screenshots

2018 - Second Update - More Screenshots

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Adding everything I have worked on the past few months now that the profile on here is up and running again. This is a very long and image heavy article.

2018 - Profile Repaired - More Progress

2018 - Profile Repaired - More Progress

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The kind staff of indieDB have fixed a bug that made the screenshots and media in my articles repeat endlessly so now I can keep this profile up to date...

Acythian - First Version of Gardens - Cyberpunk/Noir FPS Game

Acythian - First Version of Gardens - Cyberpunk/Noir FPS Game

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New screenshots and a few new features introduced to acythian. A free cyberpunk/noir FPS in development.

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Dromaeosaurus
Dromaeosaurus

Ooo, followed. Very interested to see where this goes!

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chris_coma
chris_coma

Zero-effort asset flippers tainted GameGuru, but your game really looks like it could break the mold. That's some impressive stuff you got here, I'm following.

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Serygala Creator
Serygala

Thank you!
I know a good 12 people, some more skilled than I am, that try to make decent games in GG, however that takes time and an asset flip is basically ready in a weekend.
I'm probably not going to change the bad rep of game guru but I hope that people will play and enjoy my game regardless of engine.

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Davey|7corners
Davey|7corners

I like the sci-fi grim feeling this game has to it, I'm looking forward for the release day, followed!

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Guest
Guest

Cant wait for Release!

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Serygala Creator
Serygala

I am currently having issues with endlessly repeating pictures in articles. This is not on purpose in case you wondered.

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Serygala Creator
Serygala

Thanks to the local support, these issues have been resolved!

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Duchenkuke
Duchenkuke

Looks wonderful !

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peluche-nerv
peluche-nerv

The level design and atmosphere are amazing... i'm on :3.

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Serygala Creator
Serygala

Thank you! :)

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