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Story behind the game and details about Nevermore Game.

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Story:

All the children in school are bullying Anna. Her talking teddy bear Mr. Huggles comes up with a great idea to cheer Anna up: playing hopscotch. But to do a hopscotch diagram Anna need some paint. Mr. Huggles knows that all the children has stolen paint kept inside their bodies so he suggests that Anna takes all the paint she needs to do a decent hopscotch diagram. Anna who always listens to what Mr. Huggles has to say thinks it is a wonderful idea and she begins the harvesting. But she has to hurry up before the bell rings.


Genre & gameplay:

Nevermore is a hack n' slash game that features a little girl with an enormous knife that needs to gut as many children as possible within a timeframe.
She also has to collect enough blood with her teddy bear.

Winning: Get Mr. Huggles soaked in blood before the time is up.
Loosing: Not getting Mr. Huggles soaked in blood within the time frame.

The bullies will try to hurt Anna and if they manage to hit her Mr. Huggles will drop some of the blood he is keeping as he gets squeezed.

Controls:

The character is controlled with the keyboard in a 3d landscape.
Manoeuvring the avatar around in the schoolyard is done by running left, right, back and forth.
Furthermore Anna is able to jump and she has various moves that allow the player to kill their opponents in different ways.
Anna can also collect blood with the teddy bear by holding it above her head and stand under a stream of blood pouring from her victims abdominal.
Anna is small, fast and alone while the bullies are big, slow and has strength in numbers.

GUI:

The camera will be placed behind Anna all the time and follow her through the game. The positioning will create a slight frog perspective so Anna's opponents will look even more intimidating.
In the top right corner of the screen there will be a picture of Mr. Huggles that will be soaked in more and more blood as Anna keeps on harvesting.
There will also be a timer that shows the player how much time he/she has got to fully soak the teddy bear.

Target audience:

Adult people with black sense of humour. To them it will be a funny game. Showing a little girl gutting children accompanied by Mr. Huggles's encouraging remarks just is funny.

But greater thought of these game, is to show the extreme way what can happen when someone is bullying today's children.

The Characters

Anna:

Anna is about 8 years old. She is immensely small for her age and she always carries around her teddy bear Mr. Huggles.
She is skinny of build and has white hair. She likes wearing dresses and having her hair put up with a red silk ribbon that she got from her grandma.
She also carries around a very big knife that is a bit longer that Anna herself.

Concept art

The Bullies:

The bullies are big and stupid. They are evil and will try to hurt Anna and Mr. Huggles at any chance.
They are the only people in the schoolyard and they keep all the precious paint.
The Bullies will have different death animations, because of ragdoll, and will therefore also have different ways of spilling blood.
This makes it difficult for Anna to collect blood.

Concept art

Mr. Huggel:

Anna's teddy bear who (at least in Annas mind) has the ability to talk and does so in a lavish quantum.
Mr. Huggles is full of ideas that very often has killings of other people as a main theme.
Anna got Mr. Huggles from her big sister who got insane and committed suicide. Before doing so she made some nice contributions to the looks of Mr. Huggles. For instance she put some neat stitches in front of the mouth of him

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Comments  (0 - 50 of 54)
INtense! Staff
INtense! - - 4,098 comments

love the video

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Arxae
Arxae - - 718 comments

looks a bit disturbing....i like it =D

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SAHChandler
SAHChandler - - 119 comments

Absolutely disturbing and amazing.

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Arxae
Arxae - - 718 comments

the game is meh, fun for a little while, but it looks cool and disturbing :D

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Darknessvamp
Darknessvamp - - 108 comments

The bear seems friendly...

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DJ-Ready
DJ-Ready - - 456 comments

love the idea. So twisted its awesome

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rabyte
rabyte - - 82 comments

Looks fantastic, but where's the Linux version??

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OkeiDo
OkeiDo - - 380 comments

I really like the idea and the concept. But what really ruined it for me was that I could hardly collect any blood, I didn't have the best FPS though. Still, nice game guys!

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DrakkLord
DrakkLord - - 24 comments

Sick... but unique I like it.

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VagabondPraetor
VagabondPraetor - - 158 comments

Collecting blood was quite fiddly.

But I like the humour.

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EvoDaIJaNestoDodam
EvoDaIJaNestoDodam - - 2 comments

This is an AMAZING game!! Excellent concept,a serious issue is addressed in a fun way, and I think it's great that it is a bit twisted, it is only reflecting what twisted world we are living in..I love the graphic, it's really cool and a bit goth :) I will recommend this one to everyone I know!! One of the best indie games in a while!!

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blackmodeler
blackmodeler - - 1,015 comments

the game is great! also black humor is the best.
had great time playing it.

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bomblol
bomblol - - 297 comments

beautifully violent- art style reminds me of american mcgees grimm

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FJS
FJS - - 839 comments

Lol seems creepy good =)

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awesomepossum
awesomepossum - - 997 comments

Kinda creepy, but was fun to play

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phipe
phipe - - 519 comments

A pun that hasnt been useed since the release of Brain Bread.

GOREgeus!

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Flazor
Flazor - - 767 comments

It's creepy.. and cool!!

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manhunt0r
manhunt0r - - 70 comments

"game that features a little girl with an enormous knife that needs to gut as many children as possible"

priceless

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zombieOnion
zombieOnion - - 632 comments

Please don't tell Jack Thompson.

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sauerfreak
sauerfreak - - 243 comments

Amen. Adispalic would get bombed.

That being said, the Nevermore needs more gore. For a sick and twisted game though, it fits the bill very nicely. Hope to see more from you guys! :]

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.Omena
.Omena - - 149 comments

Hahaha, great video.. These little girls and their dolls, so creepy, I've seen some animations in youtube about the same subject

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.Omena
.Omena - - 149 comments

This game is way too hard

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titobruni
titobruni - - 169 comments

i am downloading your game now!! i like your stile!

see you

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Killer_man_1996
Killer_man_1996 - - 511 comments

Wow!!!


Awesome idea... and looks a little disturbing...

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lcpuche
lcpuche - - 236 comments

Completely and Utterly Psychopathic I LOVE IT!

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dethtoll
dethtoll - - 890 comments

good christ

Let's keep this one on the down-low, eh? We don't need parenting groups all up in our ******** 'til we're walking funny.

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masterchief396
masterchief396 - - 425 comments

lmao you got that right its one f*ked up game that for sure...

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Daal
Daal - - 9 comments

Lol , that doll

so creepy :$

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Lowlife
Lowlife - - 36 comments

Jesus Christ... If this game is 'funny' then the next 'funny' game will be 'Do as many aborts as you can.".

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SaintWilly
SaintWilly - - 146 comments

oh... sh*t... Im kinda sickened and distrbed... but i have the urge and want to play it :D

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TyecoK
TyecoK - - 152 comments

Awesome, even though Girl + Knife + Blood = American McGee's Alice.

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samuelmontague
samuelmontague - - 33 comments

i agree with lowlife this aint funny.

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WalkingScoot
WalkingScoot - - 1 comments

LOL @ people who are taking this game to seriously. I really liked the game. For some reason it was reminding me a lot about Psychonauts. Everything was pretty good except for the meh camera. Please make more installments.

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mikejkelley
mikejkelley - - 874 comments

So butchering children isn't to be taken seriously then? Or is it only butchering children for its' entertainment value that's not to be taken seriously?

Maybe it's time the gaming community grew up and took some responsibility for the **** being made, rather than wallowing in it like a bunch of pre-pubescent coprophiliacs.

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VagabondPraetor
VagabondPraetor - - 158 comments

Satire.

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mikejkelley
mikejkelley - - 874 comments

Reason fail. You obviously don't understand the function of satire, a couple of components of which are irony and the intent to expose a hidden or neglected truth.

The player is actively butchering children for entertainment value. There's no expression of irony, in this game you butcher children and are rewarded.

Is implicitly associating the murder of children with entertainment value exposing the hidden truth that there actually is entertainment value in killing grade-schoolers? No, since no such truth exists.

I don't know what's sicker, the game or trying to justify being entertained by the video-vicarious act of slashing the throats of tots.

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VagabondPraetor
VagabondPraetor - - 158 comments

I personally found it an amusing take on all the recent schoolyard shootings and violence.

In this, you go around with a highly improbable weapon, having no higher motives aside from being commanded by a teddy bear of all things. I doubt that anyone, aside from the really queasy could take this seriously.

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mikejkelley
mikejkelley - - 874 comments

Right, because what's more ammusing than "recent schoolyard shootings and violence"?

Most of you supporting this game are privileged, perpetually pre-pubescent soft, sheltered white subarbanites who will never encounter violence outside being the victim of an occasional wedgie. But in real life real violence isn't a game and supporting this or playing GTA IV, etc., isn't going to convince anyone that you're hard.

It just speaks volumes about the herd mentality here at moddb.com.

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LW-Samlan
LW-Samlan - - 26 comments

love the idea

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mikejkelley
mikejkelley - - 874 comments

Btw, "innocent" school girl with vicious teddy bear sidekick... it's been done before.

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bliznez
bliznez - - 220 comments

well, lets say........
Mixture of F.E.A.R. and Postal 2

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Damaera
Damaera - - 179 comments

Pretty funny. :P

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hundeswehr
hundeswehr - - 104 comments

utterly imbecilic and unnecessary. this is the reason why games are continually under fire...because of unoriginal, contrived morbidness in games/mods like this.

come back when you're ready to do actual gameplay instead of highly stylized nonsense.

tips if you're continuing with this inanity: darker, more atmosphere, more gore, less cartoon.

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havepie
havepie - - 116 comments

really, either your one sarcastic son of a bitch or your a complete idiot.

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mikejkelley
mikejkelley - - 874 comments

I've changed my mind, I've played the game and it's fantastic! I mean after all, it is just a game. But I agree with a lot of the others about there not being enough gore. I know this guy from chat who has copies of the security tapes from Columbine, the quality isn't that good, but you can make out sounds of the children begging for their lives. You could make that the sound of the kids being butchered and it would fit in with theme of "show(ing) the extreme way what can happen when someone is bullying today's children."

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hideinlight
hideinlight - - 58 comments

The controls could use some work. Can't you make it so that you can use the mouse. Having to hit one bully 4 times to kill them isnt mych fun when there's a few more near.

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TucoBenedicto
TucoBenedicto - - 63 comments

I must be honest: I'm in love with the concept but I can't say I'm loving the game too.

If that's just a starting point, then I wish you best luck developing the game and polishing it. Otherwise it looks ike a wasted chance to make a cool indie game.

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Robots!
Robots! - - 1,751 comments

it looks pretty evil, but funny-'ish'

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Theon
Theon - - 712 comments

Awesome, fun, entertaining, and best of all: It ran totally smooth on my old ***-laptop!^^

Only one problem, though... What the holy **** are the controls!?? I found cut (ctrl), jump (spacebar) and movement (the arrow keyes), but how do I paint the ******* teddy!?? -And apparently it's supposed to be a "scare"-button as well...

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adispalic Author
adispalic - - 4 comments

Try to see these help pictures:

Control Joystick: Indiedb.com

Control Keyboard: Indiedb.com

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