This project is currently in WIP of the City Assault 2 mod, entitled City Decedere.
This is a Horror game, assisting my 3rd year Dissertation at University “a theoretical study into the horror genre and psychological fear, evaluated by an implementation of such fear evoking stimuli in a game engine.”

The first level released on the 10th February was the first level in the story – called Happening. This has more of a Western take on horror.
Level 1 can be downloaded from Moddb Download Now!

The second level is called Darkness; it will continue on the story and will have more of a Japanese take on horror. This promises to be a much scarier level than the first :P
Level 2 can be donwnloaded from Moddb Download Now!

The mod overall doesn’t as of yet have a proper story, as for the purpose of the uni project, it is more a demonstration level. After I have finished uni, I will continue to create more levels for the mod, and implement a proper storyline.

Darkness Video Teaser:



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  • factorx – ‘Bare Human Hands’ textures
  • DICY, Nerv3, Rad15, Watbe - beta testers
  • DICY, Nerv3, Watbe, Zygurt, - FG advice
  • Watbe – website questionnaire
  • 3Ds Max textures,
  • FreeSounds, SoundSnap and DeadSpace OST
  • True Technique recording studio
  • Voice acting by Jlim, NushD, AndrewW & JamieW
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14 comments by jlim on Mar 16th, 2009

I have some good news and some bad news - the bad news is that because of my uni deadline, I only managed to complete half the intended level of Darkness, in the one month. The rest of the level will be completed over summer. The good news is that it is much scarier than the first level

This level continues the story of the first level, which left off John and Amy trapped inside a bomb shelter, trying to find their way back to the city. As part of my university studies, I have included in the zip folder a link to an Online Questionnaire. The questionnaire will help me in my studies and also help me make the map better, so please fill it in as it is only short. The level is much scarier, having stuck more to psychological stimuli, researching from experiments and other games, as well as the helpful feedback from those that played the first level, which is why the questionnaire feedback is important to me, to make the game scarier, so please find 5 mins after playing the game to fill out the questionnaire :D


Map Screenshots:
like before, i dont want to give too much away about the content of the mod, so here are a few teaser screenshots with some hidden surprises.

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thank you to everyone that helped advising me in this map, and special thanks to Nerv3 for his extensive testing

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City Decedere level2 Darkness

City Decedere level2 Darkness

Mar 15, 2009 Demo 4 comments

This is the Second level of the City Decedere mod, called Darkness. Unfortunately, as I only had 1 month to create this, its only half the intended size...

Torch Flashlight Weapon

Torch Flashlight Weapon

Feb 24, 2009 Weapons Model 0 comments

Torch Flashlight Weapon as featured in the City Decedere Mod

City Decedere Level 1 - Happening

City Decedere Level 1 - Happening

Feb 18, 2009 Demo 9 comments

After 2 months of development time, the secret City Assault 2:City Decedere level is now ready for download. This is a demo of Level 1 of the mod.

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robotbrain Mar 17 2009, 12:03am says:

hey thanks for the response i was wondering if it was a cloud! heh. cool ill mess around with it tonight after i play level2 looking forward to it speaking of which it just finished downloading!

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Blackout_2536 Mar 16 2009, 12:25am says:

My god...That's scary. You should go back to Old school City Assault instead of the Scary as sh*t fad.

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robotbrain Mar 10 2009, 3:31am says:

Jlim, how did you set the fog you the way you did in the demo level? i have a hard time getting my fog to look nearly as good as yours =)..

I started working on a horror/survival/mystery modification for Crysis. Thanks for the inspiration to actually attempt to make a mod for crysis! It's called Paradise.. well that is what I am calling it for now anyway.... but thinking maybe ill call it Dead Night or something else.. still trying to come up with a name. But I have started working on it though. Anyway ill be posting on moddb in the near future once I do some more work on it and make a website.

Here is a brief explanation of the story:

You are a fisherman who is lost at sea with one other survivor of a boat wreck. You and the other survivor managed to recover some supplies from the wreck but not much. After days of drifting out at sea on a life boat you see an island in the distance and eagerly swim to the shore. You and the other survivor walk into the woods of the seemingly uninhabited island and set a fire to camp out for the night. But in the middle of sleeping you awake to the sound of screaming. Something has happened to the other survivor of the wreck... In a panic you grab your flashlight, following his screams and blood trail deeper into the dark woods. The screaming stops and you continue following the blood trail until you come across your friends mangled lifeless body. Then you hear a loud howl from off in the distance. (*hint *hint) What in the hell happened to him and what in the hell could have done this to him?

While exploring the island and trying to survive you unravel the strange mystery of the island and its inhabitants...

(I hope you don't mind me posting this here.. not trying to take attention away from your mod.. Anyway I thought you might be interested as well as others.)

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Mr.John Mar 17 2009, 12:12pm replied:

I would also have a link, aswell as see it :)

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jlim Creator
jlim Mar 10 2009, 10:24am replied:

lol no problem - it sounds like an interesting premise
im guessing the parts in your opening paragraph when you are at sea would be cutscenes, since there isnt much gameplay there, and you could probably get some really nice cinematic scenes from that part.

send me a link when you have added some media to moddb :D

the fog is actually a cloud :P and then you should be able to give it some movement to?

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chris_sloany Mar 8 2009, 2:51pm says:

damn thats a scary *** mod.

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robotbrain Mar 6 2009, 8:23pm says:

Enjoyed the level.. Very dark but that could be my monitors brightness although i had no issues with the brightness in the normal game in darker areas.. i really like the setting.. i had a hard time with such little ammo killing the crap out of the AI.. took so many shots.. so i found myself running away with no ammo about halfway through the rest of the level haha. look forward to seeing more.. it inspires me more to make my singleplayer mod for crysis if i can manage to find some help from people which is always tricky..

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jlim Creator
jlim Mar 7 2009, 10:01am replied:

lol smash the monsters in the head with your torch :p

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martin9308 Mar 6 2009, 1:33pm says:

it ther going to be more in the city?

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jlim Creator
jlim Mar 7 2009, 10:00am replied:

yes - level 3 will be in the city :D

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