** IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED THAT YOU PLAY THE GAME MORE THAN ONCE TO SEE EVERYTHING! (Due to the random nature of the level generation, you may miss some things if you only play it once! ** The Unknown is a procedurally generated horror game made by a one-man team (David Rico) in 48 hours for the Asylum Game Jam. Each playthrough is different and is only limited by the amount of content I could make in 48 hours, so I encourage you to play through it a few times to really see everything and get the full effect. It's meant to be very replayable. - Emphasis - Sound, replayability, gameplay, atmosphere. - Theme - The game is an exploration of the feeling of panic and hopelessness that comes from being lost, both mentally and physically. You must find a way to escape the labyrinthine depths of whatever hellish place you're in, but be careful... Fear is your worst enemy.

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0 comments by Rico21745 on Dec 6th, 2013

Here's another patch to The Unknown.  

There’s one thing that was bugging me a lot about the game, and it’s the fact that the enemies and the game didn’t have enough dangers and was a bit too easy.
As such I took a little time and added some extra danger mechanics to the game . You can now die without reaching a full fear meter from certain special events. The fear meter will still kill you if it gets filled as well.

I also took some time to add a couple new room variations and scares, as well as a 4 way junction… this should make the dungeon more confusing than ever, and will pretty much force you to use the tagging mechanic built into the game

By the way... if you like the game, why don't you vote for it and Rebirth for Indie of the year? It's free, so I'd love to get your support to keep me going!

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The Unknown v0.4 Windows

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Release Notes

Bugs Fixed

  • Fixed bugs with certain rooms/hallways not triggering events correctly
  • Added new sounds for death
  • Fixed some texture glitches

Content Additions and Features

  • Added yet another way to die. Beware of the enemy in The Unknown now...
  • Added new scares. 
  • Added new room types
  • Added hallway junction room type, creates bigger levels lending to longer play throughs and and harder mazes
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The Unknown v0.4 Linux

The Unknown v0.4 Linux

Dec 3, 2013 Full Version 0 comments

There’s one thing that was bugging me a lot about the game, and it’s the fact that the enemies and the game didn’t have enough dangers and was a bit too...

The Unknown v0.4 Mac

The Unknown v0.4 Mac

Dec 3, 2013 Full Version 0 comments

There’s one thing that was bugging me a lot about the game, and it’s the fact that the enemies and the game didn’t have enough dangers and was a bit too...

The Unknown v0.4 Windows

The Unknown v0.4 Windows

Dec 3, 2013 Full Version 3 comments

There’s one thing that was bugging me a lot about the game, and it’s the fact that the enemies and the game didn’t have enough dangers and was a bit too...

The Unknown v0.025 (Linux)

The Unknown v0.025 (Linux)

Oct 18, 2013 Full Version 0 comments

Fixed a bug that caused players to die from jumping too much.

The Unknown v0.025(Mac)

The Unknown v0.025(Mac)

Oct 18, 2013 Full Version 0 comments

Fixed a bug that caused players to die from jumping too much.

The Unknown v0.025(Windows)

The Unknown v0.025(Windows)

Oct 18, 2013 Full Version 1 comment

Fixed issue that caused players to die from jumping too often.

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Zombielady
Zombielady Feb 6 2014, 10:07am says:

One great game, I enjoyed this one! I managed to complete it and I like that every time it's different, so you don't know what awaits you each time you play. Cool!

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Raeko
Raeko Jan 24 2014, 3:34pm says:

I make a gameplay! I love it!
Youtube.com

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Entropicaful
Entropicaful Jan 10 2014, 4:08pm says:

Hey man, this game was awesome! I totally freaked out tons on times while i played this, but it was so fun that it didn't matter!
I also made a Gameplay video while i was playing it! Youtube.com
Again, it's an awesome game, and anyone who has doubts about playing it, eliminate those doubts! You will enjoy this game!

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Rico21745
Rico21745 Dec 3 2013, 12:04pm says:

Hey folks, new version released. Add a lot more danger and some new scares/rooms/challenges to the game. Check it out!

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Cardanai
Cardanai Dec 3 2013, 3:51pm replied:

Sounds great, will give it a try!

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cmluepke
cmluepke Nov 22 2013, 1:24am says:

Great job with the game. Scared me plenty of times. Here's my Let's Play: Youtu.be

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!!!***killjoy***!!!
!!!***killjoy***!!! Nov 17 2013, 1:56pm says:

Interesting game, I enjoyed it. Check out my LP, Tanks!

Youtube.com

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GamingHillbilly
GamingHillbilly Nov 17 2013, 4:15am says:

Thought the game was pretty good so far. If anyone is intrested in the LEts Play I made, you can check it out here: Youtube.com

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starwolf191353001787
starwolf191353001787 Oct 30 2013, 8:45am says:

My playthrough of V0.25 is done! Short but sweet, this run was. Only wish it had gone on for longer. Hope you enjoy it!

Youtube.com

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Rico21745
Rico21745 Oct 31 2013, 12:37am replied:

Hmm that pink room is definitely a bug. I'll add it to my list of bugs that I'll hopefully be able to address for the next update.

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Dead Man Walking
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People: Survival Horror is not "There's a zombie in it" There's more to the horror genre than "There's a monster" #survivalhorror #gamedev

Jul 30 2014, 2:20pm

Today on #gamedev Tons of attempts and testing to optimize large amounts of AI in a level. Let's hope it goes smoothly.

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RT @chetfaliszek: Really good talk by @tha_rami 20 lessons for indie developers T.co

Jul 25 2014, 3:21pm

@MsMinotaur we're in ft Lauderdale sadly but let me know anyways, maybe we can still make it happen :-)

Jul 25 2014, 3:12pm

@MsMinotaur If for some crazy reason you'r ever in Florida, we should jam together. Or maybe a GDC jam.

Jul 25 2014, 2:42pm

Last night was a sleepy haze of my breaking code that already worked to try to fix a bug. Let's hope tonight is better #gamedev

Jul 25 2014, 2:36pm

@_chloi At least they didn't go as far as letting you pay the natives to skin all those animals/alligators for you, so props to them I guess

Jul 25 2014, 2:00pm

@dphrygian @mrbeabo Also TSW did some really cool things with their investigation quests. Like, groundbreaking cool. Not enough credit given

Jul 24 2014, 12:26am

@dphrygian @mrbeabo IMHO the best way to do a horror mmo is to hire GMs to scare people. That's their job, period

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