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

  


BlackSoul BlackSoul BlackSoul 

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.


Our Links:

Image RSS Feed Latest Screens
BlackSoul BlackSoul BlackSoul
Blog RSS Feed Report abuse Latest News: BlackSoul - Minx Plays

0 comments by pierluigi73 on Dec 17th, 2013

Hi,

what are you saying? Are you looking for a funny video?

Ok, ok, don't get angry...here it is: Minx plays BlackSoul.

BlackSoul

Now, what else...oh yes, subscribe please, subscribe to her channel Youtube.com

That's all folks.

Media RSS Feed Latest Video
Post comment Comments  (20 - 30 of 209)
Guest
Guest Dec 13 2013, 7:24am says:

This comment is currently awaiting admin approval, join now to view.

pierluigi73
pierluigi73 Dec 13 2013, 7:57am replied:

Ciao, probabilmente stai eseguendo il gioco alla risoluzione di default ( 640x480 ). Lancia BSConfig.exe e selezionane una adeguata ( come amministratore se hai Vista o 7 ).

+1 vote     reply to comment
patanapong73
patanapong73 Dec 13 2013, 6:39am says:

Hello pierluigi73 , I play game for while then I founded game can't load save that I had saved already. Hmmm... I can load but the game goes new game all the time. Can you help me please ? : )

+1 vote     reply to comment
pierluigi73
pierluigi73 Dec 13 2013, 7:53am replied:

Hello, maybe you are running under Vista or 7 and you don't launch the game as administrator. If not send me the savegames folder ( in the installation folder ) and I will check if there files are corrupted.

+1 vote     reply to comment
bigocelot
bigocelot Dec 7 2013, 9:04am says:

Lo stò giocando ed è davvero promettente, solo una cosa: quando lancio il gioco la barra delle applicazioni in basso non va in background come succede di solito nei giochi, c'è un modo per risolvere? grazie

+1 vote     reply to comment
pierluigi73
pierluigi73 Dec 7 2013, 10:06am replied:

Ciao, prova a controllare che non ci sia qualche impostazione particolare sulla barra stessa. Verifica che tutti i parametri in BSConfig.exe abbiano il segno di spunta e magari prova ad aggiornare i driver della scheda video. E' la prima volta che sento di un problema del genere quindi al momento non ho alcuna soluzione. Puoi anche inviare a info@xeniosvision.com il file S2Engine.html che si trova nella directory del gioco, con la configurazione del tuo PC.
Ciao.

+1 vote     reply to comment
bigocelot
bigocelot Dec 7 2013, 12:47pm replied:

Inviato via e-mail il .html, comunque più vado avanti e più penso che ci starebbe benissimo una modalità con save limitati, il poter salvare sempre prima di una stanza pericolosa fa scemare la paura anche a difficoltà survival (quella in cui stò giocando), il resto è davvero pregevole complimenti!!

+1 vote     reply to comment
pierluigi73
pierluigi73 Dec 10 2013, 12:32pm replied:

Grazie per i complimenti, è sempre piacevole riceverli.

Per quanto riguarda i salvataggi ci hai preso in pieno: era un'idea che avevamo in mente, almeno per le due modalità "Survival" e "BlackSoul".
Potrebbe uscire più avanti una versione migliorata del gioco ( stiamo aspettando di ricevere feedback per ora ).

Per questo certi suggerimenti sono molto importanti e sempre ben accetti.

+1 vote     reply to comment
Lulu_1986
Lulu_1986 Dec 14 2013, 6:01pm replied:

Ho scaricato il gioco da desura, col client, e installato con lo stesso. Prima mi da un generico problema e quando avvio configuration e blacksoul (anche come amministratore) mi esce la schermata che mi mancano physx e openal32.dll
Nella directory non ho trovato le due installazioni di cui parli, non è che è buggato il file che si scarica con desura?

+1 vote     reply to comment
pierluigi73
pierluigi73 Dec 15 2013, 8:30am replied:

Ciao,
scarica direttamente l'installer ( .EXE ) senza usare il client ed installa il gioco. OAlinst puoi lanciarlo direttamente al termine dell'installazione, mentre Physx manualmente da dentro la directory del gioco stesso.

+1 vote     reply to comment
Post a Comment
click to sign in

You are not logged in, your comment will be anonymous unless you join the community today (totally free - or sign in with your social account on the right) which we encourage all contributors to do.

2000 characters limit; HTML formatting and smileys are not supported - text only

Icon
BlackSoul
Platform
Windows
Developer & Publisher
XeniosVision
Engine
S2ENGINE HD
Contact
Send Message
Official Page
Xeniosvision.com
Release Date
Released Oct 23, 2013
Game Watch
Track this game
Share
Community Rating

Average

8

70 votes submitted.

You Say

-

Ratings closed.

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

Dec 8 2013, 3:01pm by nigeist1337

Style
Genre
Adventure
Theme
Horror
Players
Single Player
Project
Indie
Boxshot
Boxshot
Twitter

Latest tweets from

It can take up to a few hours for tweets to begin appearing.

Embed Buttons

Promote BlackSoul on your homepage or blog by selecting a button and using the HTML code provided (more).

BlackSoul BlackSoul
BlackSoul
Statistics
Rank
2,328 of 23,503
Last Update
5 months ago
Watchers
585 members
News
23
Reviews
17