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7 comments by Kremator_ on Jun 28th, 2014

First off, allow us to apologize for our prolonged absence - we've had much to contend with and it's been a very exciting (and sometimes turbulent) year for us.

However, we are happy to announce the launch of a devblog for our new game, BEACON, a sci-fi action roguelike coming to PC. We know this might not be your cup of tea as it is very different from Black Snow, but give us a chance to impress you. And if it happens to be right down your alley, then by all means follow us along the development of the game and chime in to give your feedback as we create the product together!

Follow the development of the game alongside us here at our devblog. If you are curious about who "we" are, check out our website.


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BLACK SNOW Key Fix 1

BLACK SNOW Key Fix 1

Jan 11, 2013 Patch 15 comments

First attempt at fixing the exit key issue, replace your maps folder with the one in the zip file and pray it works!

BLACK SNOW V 1.05 PATCH

BLACK SNOW V 1.05 PATCH

Nov 28, 2012 Patch 12 comments

This is a small patch for those of you who already downloaded V.1.01, please overwrite everything with this!

BLACK SNOW V 1.05

BLACK SNOW V 1.05

Nov 28, 2012 Full Version 44 comments

Include fixes for indoor fog, missing textures, and config override. Recommended for those who have not played yet!

BLACK SNOW V 1.01

BLACK SNOW V 1.01

Nov 24, 2012 Full Version 13 comments

Take the role of John Matsuda, an IT technician trapped in a Greenland research facility as he struggles against unknown forces to escape.

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Stormbringer488
Stormbringer488 Nov 26 2012, 8:12pm says:

That was a great mod; definitely one of the best HL2-Ep2 mods I've played in years. The ending was pretty surprising though, but sort've makes sense. I can't get into the website, tried the word on the red laptop screen and the bloody note that re-appears as password D;

But that was pretty cool, got used to the mist after I founding out it's weakness.

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Kremator_ Creator
Kremator_ Nov 26 2012, 9:49pm replied:

The project ID is all-caps but the pw is not! :)

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moddlord1
moddlord1 Nov 26 2012, 6:51pm says:

looks good

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pruppets
pruppets Nov 26 2012, 6:32pm says:

figured it out, really enjoyed the mod minus the ending. i don't understand haha

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Mkilbride
Mkilbride Nov 26 2012, 5:16pm says:

Mod would be perfect with a Flashlight.

As it is, you can walk past areas you need to visit, several times, wandering around in the dark loses the scare factor after awhile and just becomes annoying.

Also, I don't know if it's a bug, but that monster never "Goes away", i.e, he stands right in the only doorway of a room I am in, meaning my only choice is to die by him, effectively making that playthrough dead and I have to reload from some earlier point.

I love Puzzle games, I played Penumbra, Amnesia, and several other such games...But this lacks direction. It has atmosphere, and mechanics down pretty good. Story is one of those vague, Stephen King like stories, which is fun.

But it lacks direction. You're thrust into this world, with no idea what to do or why you're doing anything, and as far as I can remember, the character, you, don't have Amnesia. Reading around you can find out details about what happened and why you are there, but by direction I mean objects.

For example, you need a bottle of pills. There is 20 bottles on the shelf. You can run by, pressing E constantly and not get anything. But the Bottle you need is there, though they all use the SAME pill bottle model. The one you need, does not stand out, it is not another color, it does not have a name, it does not glow...this is simply frustrating. I don't want my hand held, but objects that you can pick up should be more notcable.

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Kremator_ Creator
Kremator_ Nov 26 2012, 6:39pm replied:

If you read the textbook, the icon pops up over the items you need, I thought that was a compromise over how much hand holding can be done.

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Mkilbride
Mkilbride Nov 26 2012, 8:41pm replied:

That part, but I am talking about the rest of the game.

Just the atmosphere can only go so far, before some rather poor game design choices come over.

I'd give it a 8.5/10 though in all honesty.

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Kremator_ Creator
Kremator_ Nov 26 2012, 9:52pm replied:

Duly noted! I'd love to have more polishing time for the mod but unfortunately I have a more pressing project. I assure you the next one will be better!

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Mkilbride
Mkilbride Nov 26 2012, 9:54pm replied:

Oh I understand man.

It's one of the best mods in a long time, no doubt. Mxthe, creator of Underhell gave this mod a shoutout and told me to check it out, he knows quality stuff.

I really enjoy it, especially with my awesome 27'' monitor and surround sound, I turn my AC on and make myself near freezing(I like to set the mood), and the game really flies away with me, until I get stuck in an infinite loop.

I am following and will look forward to anything else you do.

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Kremator_ Creator
Kremator_ Nov 26 2012, 6:52pm replied:

I'm sorry about that, hopefully this will help clarify some things, if you ever find the password that is ;)

www.protosciinstitute.com/archive

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Highest Rated (22 agree) 10/10

Black Snow NAILS atmosphere and makes you feel vulnerable and alone. As a part of a rescue team dispatched to a research complex in the middle of the tundra. You end up separated, chased and all but you remain. With dark hallways and the ominous presence of something unknown lurking in the shadows and no way to defend yourself, the true sense of making you feel afraid is done right. You must avoid a darkness out to kill you by using light, and solve many puzzles that will test your ability to think…

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Lowest Rated (7 agree) 5/10

The mod started off well enough, you got tension and mystery. You had to explore well and it gave you a indication of what you can pick up. The annoyance starts with this arbitrary light switching that makes zero sense why it changes like that, and if your left in the dark you end up being chased around and stuck inside a room with that thing right outside, forcing you to reload without a chance. It moves really fast so you end up dying without a fighting chance as soon as you make a mistake. Then…

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