My name is Radu Ungureanu and I am the developer of Blinding Dark. I did the programming and 2D graphics while I had different people working on the 3D graphics, animations, sounds and voice over.

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I always dreamed to play more games like Clive Barker’s: Undying, but I found out that the horror genre had a sudden change in direction which moved away from these niche games. As soon as Amnesia franchise started to pick up I saw an opportunity for a new mix. The general conception is that as soon as you have weapons to fight with, the horror part of the game fades away. I think this is incorrect and Blinding Dark is my attempt to prove otherwise. Scarce ammunition, powerful enemies and limited options to recover health, creates a lot of tension and fear of death. Pair this up with the fact that there is a serious repercussion when dying and you have the danger/tension element back in the game.

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Features:

  • audacious combination between horror elements and old-styled first person shooter feeling
  • interesting storyline that spans across six Acts and has deep roots within the general lore of the Blinding Dark world
  • collect unique weapons and items, each with it’s specific use
  • survive against hell spawns, demons, monsters and spirits, each with it’s unique strengths and weaknesses to discover and manipulate
  • challenge yourself with difficult platforming and puzzle elements
  • deep and rewarding exploration of hand-crafted environments, discover its secrets
  • high quality graphics and state of the art particle effects supported by DirectX 11
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What was wrong:

Indeed we are happy to say that now you can enjoy the game at it's full potential without requiring dx11. This is also an improvement concerning stability.
If you play a game made in Unity and crashes in dx11 when you minimize the application, don't hate on the game. This is an engine bug and developers have no other way around it when using dx11.

So now, with these major issues fixed and out of the way let's continue with even more good news.

How it sounds:

Meet Tom Stoffel, our latest addition to the team. He is the composer behind the awesome Underhell game series (Underhell was voted top 10 editor's choice and player's choice (MODB) in 2013).
If you want to learn more about Tom, head up to his site: Tomstoffel.com

For those trying out the demo, you will notice the beautiful background and environmental track that Tom put together for the demo.

The new partnership:

Also, we have a big announcement. We chosen Bulkypix ( Bulkypix.com ) as our publishers.
The guys from Bulkypix were the one offering this partnership to us within the same week when we received another partnership offer.
As indie developers we considered these offers carefully because we wanted to obtain two things:
Professional marketing and promotion without sacrificing the liberty of developing at our own pace and following our own vision.

It turns out, after discussing with other developers that took this road, that the guys from Bulkypix are really all about pleasing the developers as well as the players. Overall we are satisfied with the decision we took and I think it will only benefit the players even more in the end.

Concluding:

There are numerous other improvements made within the game. Check them out by downloading the demo below!

Feedback regarding this builds performance is essential. Please let us know by using the usual channels:
IndieDB
or
Steam Concepts

You can download the demo from the Downloads section or from the following links:

Thanks a lot for joining in this week and don't forget to track the game if you like it:


Blinding Dark - Dev Blog #17

Blinding Dark - Dev Blog #17

News 4 comments

This week we have a new build version! A lot of work was put this week into fixing bugs improving and correcting various gameplay elements.

Blinding Dark - Dev Blog #16

Blinding Dark - Dev Blog #16

News 5 comments

New build is out! We are very excited to bring you the latest improvements and fixes to Blinding Dark. With this occasion, we apologize again for being...

Blinding Dark - Dev Blog #15

Blinding Dark - Dev Blog #15

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We are happy how things are progressing. As usual we like to keep it short and sweet, so let's see the changelog for Blinding Dark version 0.8.5.

Blinding Dark - Dev Blog #14

Blinding Dark - Dev Blog #14

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A new week, a new dev blog. Check out all the new improvements, but also the new pages at which you can find us.

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BlindingDark_Linux_Demo

BlindingDark_Linux_Demo

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If any performance issues, please let us know. Thank you.

BlindingDark_OSX_Demo

BlindingDark_OSX_Demo

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No reported problems with OSX users. Looking forward for more feedback. Thank you!

BlindingDark_x64_Demo

BlindingDark_x64_Demo

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No more bugs or crashes to report. Please check it out and consider to offer feedback.

BlindingDark_x32_Demo

BlindingDark_x32_Demo

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No more bugs or crashes to report. Please check it out and consider to offer feedback.

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Foxxen
Foxxen

Im very impressed by the graphics. Also, I love me some horror games :P I'll keep a look out for news!

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Cant wait!

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TheSniperFan
TheSniperFan

It's so refreshing to see a project being posted on here that really looks promising from the very start.
Keep it up.

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danielmus
danielmus

omg looks AMAZING!

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primus88 Creator
primus88

Thank you Daniel.
The graphics will play an important part, mostly because the surroundings and enemies must be easily distinguished one from each other in the dark.
Also, they will do their part in creating the immersion :)

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Guest
Guest

Oh cool. Do you have any sort of concept/engine/demo version of the game available yet? I like to do reviews/concept reviews of different Indie titles.

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primus88 Creator
primus88

Hello,

Send me a PM if you need details about the game. Also, let me know if you want me to inform you when a playable version is up. It's not much longer now.

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