A First Person Stealth Adventure Puzzler
- placed in a unique fantasy setting full of mystic dungeons and ancient temples -

Release: January 2015


We're just two guys who had their first contact with Unity in September 2013 and we've been working on this in our free-time since then. At first we simply fooled around to learn everything, but it started to grow so quickly that we decided to make a complete game out of this. It's going to be an action-adventure type of game with heavy reliance on stealth and it will be free2play.

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The Artifact Of Gods: Resurrection



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The Artifact of Gods: Resurrection

Mac version will follow soon!

About the game

The Artifact of Gods is a first-person dungeon puzzler game with stealth, crossbow combat and puzzle mechanics, placed in a dark fantasy setting.

The protagonist has been lured into a forgotten dungeon by an ancient spirit. The only way out is by retrieving the mysterious Artifact of Gods. Unfortunately the path is guarded by traps and undead patrols. Can you hide or do you fight back?

It's a linear, non-procedural, handcrafted experience.
The difficulty level adapts between hard and *cursing words* depending on your mood.
It's completely free to download. It's a gift from gamers for gamers!


Why we did this

When we started this project, it was just for fun. We were passionate gamers with a lot of ideas, but we knew next to nothing about Unity specifically or game development in general. We learned everything on the way, which meant we did not know the amount of work required to finish our first game. We worked on it for over a year, nearly every evening and on weekends, making it another full time job (instead of a request for vacation, we had a request for sleep; I still hope it gets approved).

We're very proud that we've succeeded to realize our first playable project.

Truth be told, with everything we learned since the inception of the project, we'd better plan our workflow and we'd be able to make a much better game. We might do so one day in sequel.

The Artifact Of Gods is therefore an introduction to our work. Because we are also gamers, we wanted to give back something, to show what we learned. It's free, because we like you and want to see you die, repeatedly. Also there are some license issues... ;)

We hope you will enjoy your time with The Artifact Of Gods: Resurrection

Things we had not planned

Everything. Seriously. We had no idea. But things changed within a year:

  • One of us is actively pursuing a bachelors degree in game design. The other is stubborn and persists in completing his PhD thesis in physics.
  • We've registered NightBox-Studios as a real company. Waiting for our tax id was an awesome experience.
  • We switched from Unity Free to Pro and reworked most effects.
  • Unity 4.6 and 5 Beta came out, with great new features, the former with a new GUI system, the later with a complete new rendering setup. Unfortunately, they came too late to be used.
  • So many plugin functions had to be replaced by custom code at some point. In the end, most were simply not worth the time. And definitely not worth the head scratching!
  • All these bugs in all different sizes. But those that remain are planned for your amusement.
  • At least we had backups.
  • What has not changed is our volition to create more games!

Acknowledgements

We want to thank our voice talent Jessica Grobelnik for her additional story input.

We're grateful to all test players for their input.

A big thank you to all our followers here on indieDB, on Facebook and in real life (you're creepy); Craze Music Productions for the music, freesound.org and cgtextures.com for their amazing databases and Unity for their great engine.

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The Artifact of Gods: Resurrection (Mac)

The Artifact of Gods: Resurrection (Mac)

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Release Version for Mac OS. Our first game and learning experience, a first-person dungeon puzzler game with stealth, crossbow combat and puzzle mechanics...

The Artifact of Gods: Resurrection

The Artifact of Gods: Resurrection

Jan 29, 2015 Full Version 0 comments

Release Version for Windows. Our first game and learning experience, a first-person dungeon puzzler game with stealth, crossbow combat and puzzle mechanics...

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JHutchGAMES
JHutchGAMES Feb 7 2015, 7:29pm says:

Wow Just downloaded this and Im really impressed, very good work!

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CynicalCayman
CynicalCayman Mar 10 2014, 1:45pm says:

This is really an amazing game, so well made. I've had alot of fun playing this, but I didn't got much further than the chasing quest though :(

My play through: Youtube.com

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SkiesGaming
SkiesGaming Feb 25 2014, 9:50am says:

Hi! I really enjoyed this demo, this game should be great !
I featured it in a weekly show where I talk about games here on IndieDB, it's in french though. You can find it here : Youtube.com

Good luck NightBox-Studios ! I'll keep tracking this game.

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elenko94
elenko94 Feb 16 2014, 1:56pm says:

I gave the game a go but unfortunately I'm dreadful at stealth games, so not sure what help my video can be in terms of game design and whatnot. But hey, I gave it a shot. xD It was fun, although I didn't even get past the first level..I messed up really badly. It definitely has a lot of potential.

Youtu.be

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NightBox-Studios Creator
NightBox-Studios Feb 17 2014, 6:10pm replied:

Thank you very much for giving our game a try. I'm glad to hear it was fun. The video was a nice watch.
It's also not entirely your fault that you died so often :D
Switching between the windows and mac builds has introduced a bug into the lighting. The level was darker than intended, making it more difficult to get past the traps. We are very sorry for that!

If you want to give it a second shot, try our hotfix build 20140217.
You definitely helped us to realize this bug! Many thanks.

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Yldrania
Yldrania Feb 5 2014, 4:34pm says:

This is looking super amazing. Tracking!

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