Scott, Matt, Chris and Kelly are four normal high school students. A mysterious murder house lies north of the school. The history of the house makes the students curious to explore what happened. Why did a family suddenly end up dead? why was there no evidence or clues? Could it have been some kind of ghost? Shadows is an indie first person survival horror game based on the Unreal 4 Engine.

A rather small updating showing the changes we will be making over the next month.

Posted by ratchet3789 on Mar 11th, 2013


We have had some issues over the past year with the name Dark Descent Studios and Ao Oni Source. Therefore we decided to sit down and have a long discussion about the name of the company and the name.

We have decided upon Chimera Interactive as the company name. This was chosen after the Greek Mythological beast of the same name. We have renamed Ao Oni - Source to Shadows. This decision was made due to the lack of originality within the name Ao Oni Source.

We originally received emails and comments pointing out that making a game 3D will not make it fun or original at all. We have been going over the storyline for the past 6 months and creating a new one.
Things you can expect
- New characters and Dialogue
- Newer Storyline
- Cooperative Cop mode
- New Textures and Models
- Scarier, Darker Experience

I hope this update is enough to keep all you fans happy. If you would like more information please do not hesitate to private message me at Ratchet3789 or Bearhamster at SuperWillyHam

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Haunter360 Mar 11 2013, 1:04pm says:

I think it sounds promising!
To be honest, I found the original Ao Oni to be a little difficult to feel intimidated by, due to the monster in question looking like a jelly baby with a giant, mascot-esque head. But chase scenes, as rule of thumb, usually work better in 3D than otherwise, so I'm sure the result may actually be scarier than the original game (Which I actually found more funny than scary).

Not to mention a Co-Op mode will certainly add to the experience, what with people getting picked off one-by-one and all.

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ratchet3789 May 7 2013, 9:33am replied:

Thank you, We are aiming towards a scary theme that you can also have a bit of a laugh at some times.

Yes, we are working on single player at the moment but when we get around to multi-player I believe the game will force the players to always stay together and not run off. Just to add to it puzzles that force them away from each other and to determine each others fate.

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TheGreatGonzo Mar 11 2013, 3:39pm says:

I have an idea, perhaps the appearence of the other Oni's including Oni's from fangames?

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ratchet3789 May 7 2013, 9:34am replied:

That sounds interesting, Thank you for your idea. We will take it into consideration when working on the model's. Adding the other Oni's may result in a complaint by the original game creators so we will have to check but thank you.

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vocaloid9299 Mar 11 2013, 6:22pm says:

Okay, that's cool. I actually kinda like the whole name-change thing, makes it more original.
Also you were friggin hard to google before. I could make some logos too, I got Photoshop working again.
While you're at it, could you update the Dev page? I'm sure there are more than three members now.

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ratchet3789 May 7 2013, 9:30am replied:

I'm pretty sure I have done that but if not by now then I must be getting a bit lazy haha. We would love some logos and photos thank you! You know where to send them. Thanks Vocaloid

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serioussam6464 Jun 16 2013, 1:52am says:

sounds legit

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ratchet3789 Jun 23 2013, 1:09pm replied:

What do you mean by this?

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