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About I Can't Escape: Darkness with 0 comments by terra0nova on May 26th, 2015

After a successful alpha test and a lot of improvements and changes, we are approaching the next stage of development on schedule. We'll be having a beta test in the next month - those of you who are interested feel free to fill out this application form. And, the full game will be released late September or early October, in time for Halloween this year as promised!

Enter if you Dare

The title page has been improved. You are now pulled into the darkness beyond the opening door, setting the mood right from the start of the game!

What's New?

  • There is now an optional auto-mapping feature which lets you see all of the dungeon you have already explored. This is very helpful for finding doors and locations that you've been to before. The auto mapping and the ability to save and reload when you die will constitute an "easy" mode of the game… but it still isn't easy to escape!
    Auto Mapping
  • The sound system has been improved with more dynamic filters and effects to really immerse you into the game. Also, many of the tracks have been revised to be a lot more atmospheric and dynamic. The change in the music really plunges you into hopelessness as you plunge deeper and deeper into the dungeon!

    Soundtrack Art
    First Floor - Indie DB - The new BGM for the first floor. Isn't it pretty? It almost sounds like escape is possible! But unfortunately the comfort of this floor will not last for long...

  • Controller support has been added to the game, along with other control improvements. I'm planning on porting the game to some consoles, but you'll have to wait for more news about this until it is confirmed.
  • Lots of new events, rooms, and story material have been added. Now, if you explore enough and dig deep enough you'll start to learn about why the dungeon is there, and several secrets. There's also a ghostly voice who will guide you... somewhere...

So, a lot has been happening, and the game is getting pretty scary - even for the developers who know the secrets of the game, it has its moments where it takes us by surprise! I know a lot of people have been curious to see gameplay footage, and while I've been hesitant to show too much in game (I don't want to give it all away), we will be showing some gameplay footage over the next few months to build excitement for release day. We will also be updating more frequently as we approach release, so stay tuned for that!

Finally, we decided to post our first screenshot of the main antagonist of the game. While it's dark and in the distance, the Darkness is in there. Enjoy, and you'll be seeing a lot more of it - perhaps up close and personal, if you are unfortunate - in game!

The Cave

Until next time!

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smileyman00 Sep 13 2012, 5:12pm says:

how do you make custom engines

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LizardGamer Sep 25 2012, 6:01am replied:

Use a programming language of your choice and program the vital parts of the game. For example...Audio, Graphics, Physics, Scripting(if your wanting to use a scripting language) etc.

This can be a difficult process, depending on what language you're using. Most commonly engines are made of C, C++, C# or any other type of popular language.

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vahak11 Aug 18 2012, 12:29pm says:

Don't any of you know that this isnt an engine? Scroll through the comments and you will see that most of you think its real. DX

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togoaway Aug 31 2012, 8:58pm replied:

Funniest thing ever searching through some of these comments xD

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jens01325 Jul 28 2012, 3:38pm says:

Where can i get the program?

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LizardGamer Jul 28 2012, 10:25pm replied:


This is not an actual engine

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vahak11 Aug 18 2012, 12:20pm replied:

Most of these people don't know that... (no offense!)

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Derschlact Sep 11 2012, 12:32am replied:

Probably because Desura didn't give it a proper page.
There's a button for development files ( which, by the way, has nothing), and EVEN a button to track the thing!
It's not even an engine.
Summary is pretty much the only thing indicating it's a category.

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SinKing Jun 26 2012, 5:22am says:

Pretty amazing engine. The render engine looks great - almost Beast like! So, is there a way to download and test the engine, or how did all these titles that use it too get their permission to?

Also, how are the mobile capabilities. Would the engine handle packages and data streaming in a similar way, or are there differences between a mobile and pc version?

I am currently looking for a mobile engine, and Unity is not my fav, UDK has the most going for it, but no source code. It all depends on how accessible the tools and the code are.

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LizardGamer Jul 22 2012, 3:08am replied:

Custom-built is not an actual engine.

Its developers personal engine that they have custom built themselves.

You should really read the summary first!

+3 votes     reply to comment
defragen1 May 25 2012, 9:18pm says:

The name of my engine is engine.

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