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"Sleeping with third eye open" is a 2-dimensional isometric thriller role-playing game focused on rich story-driven characters and choices. Following player taking role as a guest checking in for a week stay at the exotic hotel where behind its world-class service facade revealing an unknown surreal events. A narrative that are branching into horror, science fictional or noire themed reflecting accordingly toward player engagement. Additionally, An In-game 'perceptions' mechanic as player's tools to interacting with the game world surroundings to solve and discover information in weighting their decisions with a twist of Asian witchcraft helping broaden player's perception skills. Sleeping with third eye open’s fictional narrative is inspired by Southern-east folklore, Thai mythology and Golden triangle.

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"Sleeping with third eye open" is an isometric thriller adventure role-playing game focused on rich story-driven characters and choices. Following player taking a role as a guest checking in for a week stay at the exotic hotel where behind its world-class service facade revealing an unknown surreal events that take place within these days. A narrative that are branching into horror, science fictional or noire themed reflecting accordingly toward player engagement. An In-game 'perceptions' mechanic as a player's tools to interacting with the game world surroundings to solve and discover information in weighting their decisions. Sleeping with third eye open's fictional narrative is inspired by Southern-east folklore, Thai mythology and Golden triangle.

  • A Vacation for you! – Playing as a guest to booking a brand new hotel on Southeast Asian Borderland. Full experience of a wanderlust hotel stays with facilities ready for you to be participating.
  • Please,Disturb – Thrill narrative, 7 days of Noir atmosphere, curiosity, investigating trails of mystery, mythical elements and black art.
  • Mingling / Bonding / Manipulating – be involve personally with other guests and staffs. create ripple of impact by your words and relation. get to know main characters with rich stories of conflict, tragedy, triumph, and love.
  • Choice do matter! – Complex system of tracking your actions. By your words reflect relation. By your solution reflect values. By your choices shows consequences. Seeing how all your tiny actions come present your unique experience of your stay and the effect of characters , surrounding and yourself by the end of your week.
  • Trigger All your senses – investigate and explore your isometric surroundings with game-play mechanism ‘senses’ allow you to take control of your perception.
  • Enjoy Black Art and Craft activities! – let your curiosity drive you into black art craft. trigger your inner senses. perceive what lie beneath than meet the eyes but at whats price.
  • South-eastern Asian trip! – Refreshing theme of location, Southeast modern aesthetic, traditional music. As well as Thai local-believe and superstition which have been underrepresented.





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This will be a first big update for while for this hotel game and do stay tune for more in the following months. These many months, I've been polishing the game design decisions on Its aesthetic style and game-play :



ART DIRECTION


There have been a lot of artwork redone, more solidify the theme and the art direction, decision made.Because I really feel that, the previous game looks are lost in its art direction. Its identity and style has not being really consistent.

So I want to have the game being more grim ,but still have its vibrant feature. More consistent of colors ,odd patterns, layering of textures. Another thing I’m excited to add is 'unmoving pattern' technique in animation. Taking advantage of the game being isometric, It creates some kind of visual illusion in its ambiguity in-between 2D and being 2.5D which i really find virtually fascinating and somewhat hypnotizing.

There's also still much research i need to do on regarding of designing an identity for South-east Asian on reflecting its architecture and aesthetic. I will be uploading more art and design process in these couple months in details. A Full hotels layout look should be expected soon.


The screenshot above should cover the overall look of the game.I'm planned to work on applying with the dynamic light so it should make more appealing scene by then.



CHOICES AND CONVERSATION


I have been developing 'conversation' mechanism that allow player dialogue to be less restricted and more natural flow of conversation. Plus,having a UI: icons is help give a clear translation ,indication or emphasize the tone of an option such as; a lie, diversion, question or ending the conversation. And having special option for 'supernatural ability' feature that can be use to affect conversation; convincing or manipulating etc.

The dialogue options also should act as a structure map of conversation, giving a visual direction on how the topic moves. Silence's always being a option if the player need to remove yourself from conversation in order to proceed in other action. I feel like time sensitivity is needed on some crucial conversation and also provide a consequence for back down on a conversation that somewhat is interrogation. Overall this's still in working process.


PORTRAIT


There has always been an itch of mine in an isometric-view game that I want to feel connected to the character portrait. Isometric view can make the characters so distant.Therefore, it's does depending on a text description on what's going on or a voice-acting. Animation should really put a life into a character portrait by showing facial features and emotion in real time. It also will put less weight into description and more into visual helping translate emotion or show any facial traces on what's going on.


PERSONAL LOG #00 :

It've been pretty interesting experience creating my first game.

It's indeed a process which im still learning as I'm making it.
Besides, it have been many years since I am back into drawing or even painting. Recent years,I have only been doing strictly a graphic design or plan drawing and 3d. so I still have a plenty to improve.

The one thing i am really proudly content is the story which i think it is pretty solid now. The challenge is to create believable convincing and vivid dialogue. The whole game experience should be art of creating suspense and unfolding the story which i'm really excited about.

I felt like my previous post of work have been done pretty rushy because of the situation of mine ,My hesitation and insecure to committing on the game. because something that do consume time and require dedication and may draining your life force if you're not careful. So, I gotta strive on passion and hope for more good opportunities that will come along in the making. :)

Thank you for keeping up with my game. Do check out the updated Game summary. And, Please, all the feedback are most welcome!


Please do follow for an monthly update ,more Introduction ,
And a special prequel-contents here on 'IndieDB' or Tigsource | GameJolt|

@3rdEyeSleeping or me : @ThreeEyeDude | sleepingwiththirdeyeopengame.com

contact:
kian (at) sleepingwiththirdeyeopengame.com

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Sleeping With Third Eye Open
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Khanin
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