André is diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome, and struggle with social anxiety and depression. Game development is his kind of escape from the real world. André is born on the 29th December 1989, and has been developing games since he was 15 years old, he started with some clones of classical arcade games like Atari's Breakout, Space Invaders and Pong, just to mention some. He has also developed some Super Mario Clones. Those games are all lost :(, due to no backup. Those games were only distributed with his family and friends. André also started learning programming when he was the same age (15), he started with VB.NET, and started with C# at high school, after high school he started with Java SE. With Java SE, he focused on Server software development, and some game development. André is 100% self taught, he has studied (at home); Game Psychology, Game Design, Game Programming, Server Programming, Network Administration, Server Administration (Ubuntu Server), Cluster Management..

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andrenilsen
andrenilsen Jun 5 2013, 4:44pm replied:

Yes, Linux version is developed simultaneously as the Windows version. The first test release of the Linux Build is already released for those that has supported the developers with the Alphafunding program on Desura.

A new test build of 1.6.8 is hopefully finished on Sunday/Monday. The test builds is not a representable version of the stable build, because many things may change during the development. Note that the test builds will have a version number of 1.6.8.1->1.6.8.11->1.6.8.x, the stable release will still have the version number 1.6.8. The test releases are separate from the main branch releases.

Best regards,
André "Sarcoex" Nilsen
Lead Developer
Sarcoex Games

+1 vote     article: 5th June 2013 - Progress - Alpha 1.6.8
andrenilsen
andrenilsen Jun 1 2013, 11:29am says:

I see now that I have written Intel HD 4000, but the laptop only has a Intel HD 3000.

+1 vote     article: Intel HD 3000 and AMD Radeon HD 6850 Benchmark
andrenilsen
andrenilsen Jun 1 2013, 11:26am says:

Ubuntu installed on Laptop #1 with WUBI. The testing of Sarcoex is Haunted's Linux client, will be done there.

+2 votes     game: Sarcoex is Haunted
andrenilsen
andrenilsen May 31 2013, 12:43pm says:

Updated the description, so you can see the status of how many as applied for testing, how many that has been approved and how many that has been invited so far.

"Applications: 25
Approved applications: 25
Testers invited: 10
More testers to be invited in Q3!"

I also removed the EULA from the description to have more space for writing about the game itself.

+2 votes     game: Sarcoex is Haunted
andrenilsen
andrenilsen May 31 2013, 9:02am replied:

If you sign up for testing, you have a chance to get the game for free. You will get access to the alpha, beta and of course final release, and all updates. Sign up here: Docs.google.com

In the future, we will release a demo (when the game nears completion). We don't want to rush things though. :)

New testers will be accepted in Q3.

Best regards,
André "Sarcoex" Nilsen
Lead Developer
Sarcoex Games

+2 votes     game: Sarcoex is Haunted
andrenilsen
andrenilsen May 31 2013, 8:55am replied:

You can also see a preview of 1.6.8 on this video here: Desura.com

It showcases the current features of the test version.

You can also download a DRM free version of the test version here: Desura.com

Best regards,
André "Sarcoex" Nilsen
Lead Developer
Sarcoex Games

+2 votes     game: Sarcoex is Haunted
andrenilsen
andrenilsen May 31 2013, 8:52am replied:

Thanks for taking time to play and review the current released Alpha. And thank you very much for the suggestions! It helps a lot. A lot is being implemented for the 1.6.8 update. Including a sprint/run mechanic, many more items to be picked up. New monster mechanics, more creepiness. The adaptable and branching story arc will also be started to be implemented.

We will add gameplay instructions at the start of the game, to make the controls more obvious. Thanks for that tip. :)

And the reason the torch light wasn't showing, was that your graphics wasn't set too low. Recommenced settings are "Good" or higher. You can choose the settings with the Unity Launcher, when you start the game.

And if you want to test the new features as they are being added. You can use this link: Desura.com . That is where the test release will be rapidly updated, as new features are added and ready for testing. The new features will be tested and bugs will be fixed before the main update is released.

The test version is free, if you have bought the game, or if you have gotten an invite to test the game for free.

The description of the test release:
"This is a test release, us at own risk! If you want to test the newest (unstable) version as it is developed, you can use this version. However, it will have bugs, flaws and general instability."

Thanks again for the review.

André "Sarcoex" Nilsen
Lead Developer
Sarcoex Games

+2 votes     game: Sarcoex is Haunted
andrenilsen
andrenilsen May 23 2013, 6:55pm replied:

Will try with VirtualBox, again. Now with 32-bit Ubuntu, and not 64-bit.

+1 vote     article: 50% Discount from 23th May to 13th June
andrenilsen
andrenilsen May 23 2013, 5:41pm replied:

I forgot to mentioned, that hardware acceleration, on the VirtualBox VM, was enabled, and all drivers were installed. And hardware virtualization extensions was also enabled, both on the host motherboard's bios, and on the VirtualBox VM.

+1 vote     article: 50% Discount from 23th May to 13th June
andrenilsen
andrenilsen May 23 2013, 5:36pm replied:

I have thought of that. I have tried with VirtualBox, but the performance was not good. At my old workplace we used VMware ESXi, and I had very good performance there with Blender (Ubuntu). Going to try the VMware Player 5.0, if I have enough time before my vacation.

Best regards,
André "Sarcoex" Nilsen
Lead Developer
Sarcoex Games

+1 vote     article: 50% Discount from 23th May to 13th June
andrenilsen
andrenilsen May 22 2013, 2:46pm says:

3D Warehouse Terms of Service: Sketchup.com

From "Your Content in the Services"

Rights granted to other end users of the Services. You give other end users of the Services a perpetual, sublicensable, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, adapt, modify, translate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute Existing Geolocated Models, Existing Non-Geolocated Models, New Models and related content and derivative works thereof which you submit, post or display on or through, the Services.

These license rights continue even if you stop using the Services (for example, if a 3D model which you submitted has been incorporated into Google Earth). You can stop distributing content through 3D Warehouse at any time by using the content removal tools provided, however please note that this will not affect the license rights granted above.

From "Business uses of the Services"

If you are using the Services on behalf of a business, that business accepts these terms. It will hold harmless and indemnify Google and Trimble and their affiliates, officers, agents, and employees from any claim, suit or action arising from or related to the use of the Services or violation of these terms, including any liability or expense arising from claims, losses, damages, suits, judgments, litigation costs and attorneys’ fees.

+2 votes     article: Just to clarify a misunderstanding where the models are from
andrenilsen
andrenilsen May 20 2013, 5:36pm replied:

The 1.6.8 update is a massive update, with lot's of gameplay additions, events and more!

Best regards,
André "Sarcoex" Nilsen
Lead Developer
Sarcoex Games

+1 vote     media: What is this? (Read the description)
andrenilsen
andrenilsen May 6 2013, 1:09pm replied:

You have a chance to get it for free if you sign up for testing. If your application is accepted. You will get access to the alpha, beta and the final release, and all future updates. Sign for for testing here: Docs.google.com

Best regards,
André "Sarcoex" Nilsen
Lead Developer
Sarcoex Games

+2 votes     game: Sarcoex is Haunted
andrenilsen
andrenilsen Apr 25 2013, 10:44am says:

Had a minor computer crash, so 2 weeks of work lost. I love backup though! Starting again with 1.6.8. Not beginning from scratch, had the project files from 1.6.7 as backup. :)

+3 votes     game: Sarcoex is Haunted
andrenilsen
andrenilsen Apr 24 2013, 9:24am replied:

That is all so far, more gameplay features is coming in the next update. :)

Best regards,
André "Sarcoex" Nilsen
Lead Developer
Sarcoex Games

+3 votes     game: Sarcoex is Haunted
andrenilsen
andrenilsen Apr 17 2013, 5:42am says:

10 invites has been sent to the accepted applications to test the game. Those people have also received a free copy of the game. :)

+5 votes     game: Sarcoex is Haunted
andrenilsen
andrenilsen Apr 11 2013, 7:35am replied:

A save and pause meny are planned released in 1.6.8, the release after the terrain update. So far you need to press Alt+F4 to exit the game. The door's cant be opened, as they are in an inaccessible area. The only "door" that can be opened, is at the puzzle at the warehouse. A run function is also due to be implemented in 1.6.8.

Best regards,
André "Sarcoex" Nilsen
Lead Developer
Sarcoex Games

+3 votes     game: Sarcoex is Haunted
andrenilsen
andrenilsen Apr 1 2013, 4:48pm replied:

Yes, all versions are included when you buy the alpha version. If you have bought the alpha, you will get access to the beta version when it's released, and the final release when that is released. In short term; buying the alpha (early access); you'll get the full version and access to test the game from alpha->beta->release. :)

Best regards,
André "Sarcoex" Nilsen
Lead Developer
Sarcoex Games

+5 votes     game: Sarcoex is Haunted
andrenilsen
andrenilsen Mar 28 2013, 12:10pm replied:

It's part of the hallucination the main character has. All part of the experience, it is always looking at you, and that can creep the most of people out; when you know something is watching, but you don't know what it is, or how it got there. :)

Best regards,
André "Sarcoex" Nilsen
Lead Developer
Sarcoex Games

+3 votes     game: Sarcoex is Haunted
andrenilsen
andrenilsen Mar 12 2013, 3:36pm replied:

Actually forgot to turn off v-sync, it was only a short performance test. Took about 2 hours to gather all the data and to analyze it. A more extensive test will to made before the beta release (v2.0.0). :)

Best regards,
André "Sarcoex" Nilsen
Lead Developer
Sarcoex Games

+1 vote     article: Intel HD 3000 and AMD Radeon HD 6850 Benchmark
andrenilsen
andrenilsen Mar 12 2013, 3:33pm replied:

All Linux distributions are applicable for beta testing, as long as they are supported by Unity3D, since Mint is based of Ubuntu, I would guess it will run well.
The goal is to explore the mountains, discover clues on what has happened there, experience the psychotic moments (random) your character have, solve puzzles, get rewards (batteries and clues, and more). Freak out.

Best regards,
André "Sarcoex" Nilsen
Lead Developer
Sarcoex Games

+3 votes     game: Sarcoex is Haunted
andrenilsen
andrenilsen Mar 5 2013, 8:35am says:

Come with suggestions, discuss and report bugs at the forum here: Desura.com

+4 votes     game: Sarcoex is Haunted
andrenilsen
andrenilsen Mar 2 2013, 9:58am replied:

Yes. But not decided how yet. We will look into different settings and events when and how the player can die, in the beta. :)

Best regards,
André "Sarcoex" Nilsen
Lead Developer
Sarcoex Games

+5 votes     game: Sarcoex is Haunted
andrenilsen
andrenilsen Feb 24 2013, 12:12pm replied:

I'ts hard to said, since it hasn't been analysed yet. It will be analysed before the demo release.
For some pointers, the development machine has these specs:

- Intel Core i5 2550K 3.40 Ghz
- 16 GiB DDR3 RAM (1600 Mhz)
- ATI Radeon HD 6850, with a resolution of 1650x1050
- Western Digital Black 3.5'' 1TB 7200 RPM
- The test build runs at about 120+ FPS with these specs

I don't know the specs of the other team member's computer. It's almost the same as mine I think, and it runs fluently there as well.

I also have a laptop with an Intel Core i3 processor with a Intel HD 4000 GPU, I will test the latest build with that machine and reply you with the updated data.

When testing the latetest build on the developer machine, it uses aprox. 300-400 MB of System Memory. The install EXE of the latest release is about 80 MB in size, compressed.

I hope this information has proven useful. :)

Best regards,
André "Sarcoex" Nilsen
Lead Developer
Sarcoex Games

+4 votes     game: Sarcoex is Haunted
andrenilsen
andrenilsen Feb 21 2013, 1:58pm replied:

A demo will be released later in the development. We aim to release a demo when the beta development and testing, is about 70% complete. Currently we are working hard to get the game up from Alpha stage to Beta stage. :)
If you want you can track the game and follow it's development process. :)

Best regards,
André "Sarcoex" Nilsen
Lead Developer
Sarcoex Games

+2 votes     game: Sarcoex is Haunted
andrenilsen
andrenilsen Feb 15 2013, 3:30pm replied:

It's setting was default; 'Invite only'. It should be fixed now. :)

Best regards,
André "Sarcoex" Nilsen
Lead Developer
Sarcoex Games

+3 votes     game: Sarcoex is Haunted
andrenilsen
andrenilsen Feb 13 2013, 9:26am replied:

You can buy early access to the game, it's not expensive. :) It's released on the alphafunding program on Desura. The current prices are:
- 8.99 USD
- 8.99 AUD
- 6.99 EUR
- 5.99 GBP

You can use Google to convert a currency, ex: '8.99 USD to NOK' -> 49.1536174 Norwegian kroner

The early access can be bought from Desura: Desura.com

I hope this information has proven useful. :)

Best regards,
André "Sarcoex" Nilsen
Lead Developer
Sarcoex Games

+3 votes     game: Sarcoex is Haunted
andrenilsen
andrenilsen Feb 8 2013, 3:35pm replied:

It's released on the alphafunding program on Desura. Buy early access to the game, and experience the game from alpha->beta->full. :)

+1 vote     media: GUI - Battery level, flashlight (WIP)
andrenilsen
andrenilsen Feb 4 2013, 2:10pm says:

News post awaiting admin authorization and a new concept image.

+3 votes     game: Sarcoex is Haunted
andrenilsen
andrenilsen Jan 28 2013, 4:20pm replied:

It will contain complex puzzles, some puzzles even have impact on other puzzles later in the game.

+2 votes     game: Sarcoex is Haunted
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