So working on very cinematic story driven game, with horror elements, somewhere in combination of Stanley Parable, Gone Home, and Outlast, this is a early level design of one of the levels in the game, i figured i’d post here to see what people thought… thank. So far I’ve worked on it for a couple weeks, and this is just part of it.
Yeah…took the sparks from the reflections project, and the flashlight from the realistic render…but I am totally reworking all of my assets from other things…make it all original in the end…thanks for the comment…I agree with the sparks for sure…will be reworking those soon…
I am definitely going to make sure sound design is great before release, right now with the current sound i agree, sound is ultra important in horror genre. Thank you so much for commenting, I have watched alot of your video and tutorials great stuff.
I like the general aesthetic you’re going for - very cool!
It might make more sense to have your sound emitters for the frogs / general night fauna have a limited range, otherwise, when you hear a omniscient frog that doesn’t sound like its getting closer/further away, it sounds like that frog might be gigantic.
What I would add to the ambient sounds is something that seems ‘closer’. While the ambient is good, you need that occasional sound that appears that makes the player think something is near them. It could be any sound, in fact a non-deterministic sound is even better, as that plays on their mind.
And remember, don’t discount getting some good music for the game. Music is quite possibly more important in horror games than any other genre.
Asked and answered…also trying lpv in there also…and am far from …but here is the next video of the work in progress…hope you like. Also not sure how to fix the material issues i am having on my lake material…but ill figure it out…tommorow i start working on cabin’s and shacks…as this will eventually be a campground…=jp2_ic5o_1c
I agree complete…sounds design and music will be coming in close to completion of the game…but i don’t like silent videos so i throw some basic something so it doesn’t sound entirely dead…thanks so much for responding…
Thanks a bunch! Appreciate the kind words…I’m a total beginner, i’ve had unreal for about 3 weeks total…and only other experience i’ve had is about a month of part time working with the skyrim creation kit, and playing around with free unity for about a month,
. As far as sound design there will definately be specific emitters all over the place, (really adds to the fear factor to have the 3d spacial sounds) but I am not to sound design yet in the project, so for now I just slap a background track on there cause i don’t like video with no sound at all…again thanks a bunch…Cheers!
First thank you, next I’ve got some special plans for the antagonist/'s, but that will be one of the main hooks, I don’t want to leak too much but going full out back story cinematically driven…extra heavy on the psychological horror, plot twists, and crazyness, I’m am really excited to bring my vision to life with unreal 4…it’s awesome…I’ll update frequently, but I am hoping for a February-ish release…
Hello hello, thanks for the complement. Steam is the goal for sure, the tree’s grass and bushes I got from a free download from (be sure to check out there youtube channel for tutorials and more), the flashlight is actually from the realistic rendering scene night level, materials I made myself, getting free texutures from cgtextures. The moonlight your are refering to is probably the height fog i put into it…it does have a directional light in the scene, the moon is actually a basic sphere from the engine starter content, with textures i got, than made a emissive material for it, for the brighter forest scene I am actually using light propagation volume that is a experimental feature in unreal engine 4, but it looks great in outdoor scenes and save a huge amount of times for building lighting, but that level also only has one directional light that is lpv takes care of all the ambient. for the terrain I made a heightmap (in gimp i think, i made it a while ago it might have been photoshop) than imported into the terrain system of ue4. I am planning on making all gameplay mechanics through the blueprint system, I am no coder(I wrote a tiny piece of code in unity for a flashlight but thats it,;)) I am very good at finding free things online(more important royalty free, creative commons public domain or attribution stuff) But more than happy to answer questions any time, I’ve got alot of work left to do on this game, and am hoping for February release, but I will be updating frequently, and be sure to let me know when ever you get some progress made I’d love to help out.
Been awhile since I’ve posted, hard at work getting the game going, but thought I would post some progress this is a level I’ve been working on, still needs alot of work but general idea and tone is there, will be much better once i get it filled out with more objects and what not…let me know what you think.
We are just a two man team, this being are first game, as always any comments, suggestions, or anything else is always appreciated…Cheers!