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A look at three short stories from the writing staff, as well as news of an upcoming trailer, and new screenshots.

Posted by C-zom on Nov 14th, 2012

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The writing staff of Triptych took some time off from polishing up and adjusting the script to create three flash fiction stories for the fans of Triptych to enjoy, which are all documented on the Features page. These stories are unaffiliated with Triptych in a direct sense: they do not feature any canonical characters, locations, or set pieces. However the atmospheres illustrated in these horror entries compliment the emotions tackled in Triptych itself. One of the tales documents the mythological conception, and destruction, of an ancient civilization. The other, a voyage to the mysterious east indies in search of esoteric knowledge; another a hellish venture into a sect of necromancers.

These themes will be familiar to anyone after completion of Triptych, so these three stories act as a taste of what is to come. Any feedback given to the below stories would be greatly appreciated, as our writing staff is constantly on the lookout for self improvement and styling adjustments to perfect our craft (no pun intended).

The Moon (Written by C-zom)



Kalki (Written by Dr. Doozer)


Temple of the Worm (Written by C-zom)


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Furthermore, we're excited to discuss with you the blueprint of an upcoming story trailer which should no doubt excite. It sheds some light on the more mysterious aspects of Triptych, which have been buried in isolation and out of reach from fans for over four months now. Chapter 2 will have some extensive documentation, some elements of Chapter 3's story will be shown, and brand new pieces of music will be heard. The physical storyboard for this trailer will be shown below, a hint at things to come:

  • S1: Dorian Introduction of Chapter 2 Narration
  • S2: Cinematic environments in Chapter 2 (Dunes, cliffs, tunnels)
  • S3: Horror scene -- camera pans into a crypt.
  • S4: Torture Scene
  • S5: Watching a storm out a window as the two brothers argue
  • Total: 4.5 minutes. Release: November 26th.
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And we are very happy to announce we have broken 450 trackers on Moddb, officially creating Triptych as our most popular mod to date. This landmark achievement must be cause for some kind of celebration, but Dark Craft Studios was unprepared to achieve this. However we have very carefully adjusted the below rewards. These tracking numbers must be reached before release for rewards to be guaranteed.

500 Trackers: Guaranteed release of a "story package" next to Triptych. All storyboards, scripts, screenplays, some old drafts, old lines, new voice acting, and in-game book pages in an easy to read format.

550 Trackers: A play through of Triptych will recorded in a series of videos, with Dark Craft Studios Developer Commentary over it, on the week of Triptych's release.

600 Trackers: Reaching this pinnacle number will guarantee the release of a "horror demo", a story-in-a-story of a man trapped in a dungeon with a necromantic cult. The player must find the means to escape, uncover their past, and potentially learn more about the Necromancers. Stygian crypts, dark hallways, lanterns, fog, and a few outdoor environments will compliment this pre-release second demo.

650 Trackers:The highest of our planned rewards. If Triptych reaches 650 or beyond an illustrated .pdf release of ten short stories, written by the Triptych development staff, will be released in the week of Triptych's authorization, for free for all fans to enjoy. A daunting collection of eerie, mysterious, thought provoking flash fiction stories as our compliments to you -- the fans -- for supporting us.


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C-zom
C-zom Nov 14 2012, 2:08pm says:

We also have a brand new, first-time-shown snazzy logo at the top that we're overtly happy with. So there's that too. :< The silent hero of the news post.

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rc2609mo
rc2609mo Nov 14 2012, 2:58pm says:

200 more Trackers! Come on! Now! :D I would love to see a developer commentary. You guys do a very great job and every time a see a new screenshot im impressed how beatiful the sceneries are, that you create :)
but to be honest i think that 650 Trackers will be a hard goal to accomplish considering that Wreckage (which is also free to play) has "only" 622 watchers. But seeing how much Dark Craft Studios improves with every Update makes me also very confident that tryptich will be one of the greatest crysis mods of all time :)

Oh and sorry if my english wasnt that good at some points, im still going to school and i had also a few problems following the storyline in your previous mods. i dont really know if you are planning on doing that but maybe you could consider making german subtitles for tryptich after the final release. i would really appreciate that :)

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C-zom
C-zom Nov 14 2012, 3:07pm replied:

It's not impossible. It is true Wreckage is 400x more popular than our releases and "only" has 600 trackers, but we went from less than 200 to 450 in a matter of a month. We're hoping our continued media releases, and stories, will inspire peoples interest in following us.

Multiple language subtitles, given how story-based the mod is, is something we're looking very hard into but it is very tough in the game engine to do. We might have English (Subtitles), German (Subtitles), and French (Subtitles) released in patches after release though. :)

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cryptoshadow
cryptoshadow Nov 18 2012, 1:43pm says:

I hope the game will get more recognition soon. I'd love to see what the team has planned for us if there are enough new members tracking the game by the time it's released!

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