Catathrenia is a surreal horror adventure combining art, puzzle solving and shooter elements.

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Development is slow but steady on this indie adventure game. See new screenshots inside.

Posted by Serygala on May 19th, 2012

Dear Community,

I'm sorry for the lag of updates on this project but I'm often too tired to work on this once I get some time on the PC. Development is slow but well...its steady and I can present some new scenes to make up for it :)

I have a new approach on my hobby. Its far more methodical and organized. For instance: I plan levels now, I wrote a gamedesign document on this and I schedule my development time with goals and deadlines. So far this worked far better than just doing whatever I want when I want and not getting anything done. I tell you this because I hope it somehow transpires through my work in the future.

I wrote a lot of dialogue for this game and I hope I get some decent voiceacting and a few character animations for this done.
The characters are much more defined and there will be a few interesting fellows you meet along your journey into...well...the protagonists subconciousness.

Now allow me to provide you with new images.

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Now, remember, if you are interested in the technical and theoretical aspect of the game, feel free to ask. I won't go into technobabble unrequested and I have no idea what to write about in my next tutorial on the tgc forums... some input on that would be desired aswell as comments and criticism

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I'm sorry if these images don't load correctly, I had to resign to an alternative imagehoster as mine didn't cooperate this evening. Now I am aware that none of these images show a lot of gameplay. I just don't feel like this aspect is yet polished enough to be shown already. Concidering all the high grade FPSC Projects out there...I have a bit of a name to keep :D

But I stay true to my wacky amateur flavor my projects have...for instance: I picked up drawing again.

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ExecutorTassadar
ExecutorTassadar May 20 2012, 5:29am says:

Lighting looks really great and sets a great atmosphere. Great work over all.

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DistortionNL
DistortionNL May 20 2012, 7:50am says:

Looks like i'm not the first trying out IndieDB/ModDB :P (Greetings Pekelaarsfx from the TGC boards)

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Serygala
Serygala May 22 2012, 5:41pm replied:

Hey man! Glad to see you around here too! :D

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PiotrMi
PiotrMi May 20 2012, 10:16am says:

Great environment, looking really great. One question: will the game feature some outdoor levels?

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Serygala
Serygala May 22 2012, 5:41pm replied:

Sure thing, but no reality inspired ones.

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Dieger
Dieger May 20 2012, 1:29pm says:

looks great just hope its a good length unlike scratches :/

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Serygala
Serygala May 22 2012, 5:42pm replied:

I can't really say how long the average playthrough will be but I have a ton of content on paper for this,so I guess it gets up to a few hours.

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NickBorrego
NickBorrego May 21 2012, 12:44am says:

Wow this is TRULY some great work. Some of the best screenshots I've seen here by far.

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CreativeStorm
CreativeStorm May 21 2012, 3:31am says:

The feeling in the levels seems to be very cool and very dark :) I'm really missing some spiderwebs and dirt or dead insects and stuff though - i think that would boost the appearance of those an unpleasant place ;)

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AvagantamosTEON
AvagantamosTEON May 21 2012, 2:06pm says:

Looks really well done, I like the looks of the environments hope to see more on this :)

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KEEP_IT_UP!
KEEP_IT_UP! May 21 2012, 2:57pm says:

interesting images, good atmosphere and great lighting. that summary: "Catathrenia is a surreal horror adventure combining art, puzzle solving and shooter elements." sure fits my taste too...

tracking! :)

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Tedi47
Tedi47 May 22 2012, 11:34am says:

the first three pictures have hooked my interest on this

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