IMPORTANT: launch both BlackSoul.exe and BSConfig.exe as administrator if you are running the game under Windows Vista or 7.


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BlackSoul is a third person survival horror adventure game with an intriguing story that takes place somewhere in the English countryside: people have been turned into psychotic killers by an unknown infection and you must try to help Ava and Sean survive in the quarantined area and find out the truth about the infection. You won't spend all your time on a killing spree, but you'll need to solve many puzzles which will challenge you.

The story is set in England in 1972. Forget any government research labs in which they're working on some kind of ultimate weapon; instead think of something much sadder and crueler...and even if the story is not based on truth, we'll tell you about some events that really happened in the mid century.

NEW FEATURES ( BLACKSOUL: EXTENDED EDITION - FEBRUARY 2014 )

  • choose between cinematographic ( RE1 ) and tracking camera ( RE5 ).
  • more dynamic fight: crowbar range increased, characters and zombies animations speeded up and more

FEATURES:

  • "INTO THE EYE OF TERROR"
    We're using something we call a "dynamic camera system" (like Silent Hill). This means that BlackSoul uses a third person camera but not at a fixed distance behind and slightly above the player (no tracking camera). Anyway the camera isn't fixed in the scene, but it can look at the player and move when the player moves, thus giving the game new and disturbing cinematic qualities. "Dynamic camera" means that BlackSoul is not pre-rendered and everything you see is computed in real time.
  • "HANSEL AND GRETEL COVERED WITH BLOOD"
    Ava and Sean are the two main characters who have distinct personalities and some different skills (like speed, health and so on) in order to make the gameplay as varied as possible. Health doesn't regenerate automatically; you need to use a medikit (you'll find medikit exploring levels).
  • "INSTRUMENTS OF JUSTICE"
    Weapons range from a crowbar to some firearms. They have different features: damage, rate of fire, reload velocity, accuracy and so on. There isn't infinite ammo but only that which you can find somewhere on each level. In this way choosing the best weapon in a given situation can make the difference between life and death.
  • "TORTURED SOULS IN A CRADLE OF MADNESS"
    We have different kinds of enemies, ranging from "walking" to "running" enemies. They will have different skills such as strength and health, apart from speed, in order to make the action much more strategic. Enemies cannot only hurt, but they can also infect you. Infection slowly decreases your health until you drink the antidote...or die.
  • "SURVIVAL OF THE SMARTEST"
    Puzzles are another important feature. You need to find one ore more items to be used together in order to activate a device or free a passage (or anything else); in this case you must find all the items you need (this will force you to explore accurately each level) and then use them in the right way. Often you'll only need to use your brain or your senses. For example, you should figure out how to open a safe by reading a document. Some puzzles require a more detailed perspective (for example, to open a safe you must rotate the handles). In this case we use the point-and-click system, something like graphic adventure (camera close to the object and a little hand to perform action).
  • "HIDDEN TREASURES, HIDDEN MEANINGS"
    Exploration is another feature of the game: you need ammo to reload your gun and a medikit and antidote to treat yourself, and you will find them only by exploring each level accurately. For this reason we've made very wide levels, giving you the opportunity to move all around them. Sometimes exploration can also help you find documents in order to add some great detail to the story.
  • "CARRY THE HORROR WITH YOU"
    By exploring the world you'll find several items and documents...you can manage all that stuff in your inventory. There are distinct actions to perform depending on the object you want to use or analyze. For example, you can read a document, listen to a cassette player, and destroy a wall by using a pickaxe.
  • "THE SOUND OF THE UNDEAD"
    Last but not least is the soundtrack. Especially in a survival horror game you need amazingly immersive sound...in other words you need the best: Gargiulo.


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BlackSoul Gameplay Teaser

BlackSoul Gameplay Teaser

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We have made a small gameplay teaser... and a beautiful song! And remember, pre-order BlackSoul now... and save money.

BlackSoul - SmallDevTalk Interview

BlackSoul - SmallDevTalk Interview

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SmallDevTalk talks about BlackSoul in an interesting interview.

BlackSoul - Soundtrack Theme

BlackSoul - Soundtrack Theme

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Soundtrack is one of the most important factors in every success game and especially when your primary goal is to make a really disturbing atmosphere.

BlackSoul - The Damage System

BlackSoul - The Damage System

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Hi, the damage system is an important gameplay feature of the game we're just implementing.

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Entoan
Entoan

I see you took the demo off so it probably wasn't just me XD, will it be up later?

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pierluigi73 Creator
pierluigi73

Ok I've found the problem... the game was in editor mode, sorry, cause I was performing some test last time I've uploaded it... need to upload again.
Thanks.

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Entoan
Entoan

It's fine, at least you fixed it :)You will probably see me tomorrow playing your game XD

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pierluigi73 Creator
pierluigi73

Upload completed... now it works fine!!!
Enjoy it :)

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Entoan
Entoan

There is a huge bug for me. When you go to the house next to the mansion, once I enter and head outside to get the crowbar and the wrench. Once I defeat that zombie and head back in, I lose my items for some reason and everything I picked up in my house re spawns, the ammo and the antidote. I kept retrying to keep my crowbar and wrench but everytime I went back and forth I kept losing the items. I don't know if this is just a problem for me, it shouldn't be really because my computer is actually a pretty good machine, but it keeps happening. I want to do a playthrough of your demo really bad. I just can't seem to get it to work for some reason. I will try a couple of more times and see if anything changed

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InvalidSpacebar
InvalidSpacebar

Absolutely cannot wait for this game, it reminds me of good old classic horror games so much.

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pierluigi73 Creator
pierluigi73

Thanks to SmallDevTalk for this interesting interview...
Smalldevtalk.com

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NonatoFx
NonatoFx

check your inbox

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Quast
Quast

Hi again, sorry if i bothering you,just one more question:
How many months or when did you guys started working in this game ?
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P.S the new video is great.

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pierluigi73 Creator
pierluigi73

We've been working on it for about two years

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Quast
Quast

how many person works for this game ?

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pierluigi73 Creator
pierluigi73

We're a small team of 4 people at moment

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Guest
Guest

4 only ? really great, i loved the environment.
please allow me to ask you this questions
is the Game engine easy to use or you need some one from the Developer to tell you how it work ? how to do this ?
why i see there is a moment when the man shot become slow ?

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pierluigi73 Creator
pierluigi73

We learned working with S2 engine by reading the docs and sometimes by asking some support to the developer.
For the second question I didn't understand if you refer to the reloading or the shooting itself... anyway we're still working on anims to set them up accurately.

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Quast
Quast

Guest = Quast
Thank you and good luck

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Lowest Rated (2 agree) 2/10

desura version of the game doesn't work for me (mcf install error)
maybe if it worked this would be so much different, but to actually be messaged by one of the devs requesting i rate the game can only mean he wants the review fast, so here it is, broken game is a broken game

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