Puzzle based modification for Source engine. Two world dimensions + two timelines, simple but unusual gameplay mechanics.

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When one reality isn't enough. A new puzzle game for people like you and me.

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Parallel universes are a recurrent theme for literature and movies, games however aren't that familiar with such concept. You may have seen it used as a narrative resource mainly, not as the core gameplay concept. That's what Dual Reality is about, the constant interaction between two world dimensions and player.

The idea came to me around two years ago, the production begun one year later as a side project because I still was busy with Fistful of Frags. The pace increased progressively, focus always has been the technology behind it and its application into core game mechanics. That means Source engine has been transformed into a "dual reality engine", so it's capable of simulate two separate world dimensions. Each dimension runs its own time, so dual time and dual space are the main features in this game world.

There will be unveiled many details during the upcoming weeks, yet you won't see any of the real levels until the very end probably. Spoiling the puzzles wouldn't be a good idea, so I'll create some simple scenes to showcase interesting stuff. You may find elements which won't appear in the game.

Finally, here's the first video. Perhaps you won't find it very appealing, I actually didn't want to tease you but showing the differences between a "single reality" game and a dual one. So this is a single reality view, nothing to do with the real gameplay, yet interesting to fully understand the concept later.

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ciastoludek
ciastoludek

I really like the abstract style. And the giant jelly thing looks very nice :)

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Spooboy
Spooboy

Agreed, its very cool.

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moci
moci

Hooray for single player. Great concept.
A bit early in the game for any real comments but it "sounds" promising.

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Armageddon104
Armageddon104

Looks good! Tracking.

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do365nic
do365nic

I don't get it...

still
tracking
anything that comes from the creator of FOF will most probably own as hell

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R_Yell Author
R_Yell

Thanks for your confidence :) It's not supposed to be any clear so this is a 2 part teaser, let's say. This is also a puzzle mod, so I guess thinking should be promoted from the beginning heheh.

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iopzx
iopzx

TRACKING

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Mavis130
Mavis130

Looks awesome!

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Betelgeuze
Betelgeuze

Interesting! Should we expect to see teasers on a regular basis, or will it take time?

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R_Yell Author
R_Yell

There will be regular updates for sure, following this one. There's quite a few features I want to expose, and I want to do it well so the information will come in small steps. I'll be asking for some help with testing and other things, btw.

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Betelgeuze
Betelgeuze

Well since you plan to promote your puzzle mod by making us "think" I hope you can make the regular teasers/updates interesting enough to keep us puzzling with them. The first one looks very cool and intriguing already!
You've got my attention! ^^

Good luck with the project!

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R_Yell Author
R_Yell

I definitively want to go into that direction. Well, my first objective is to highlight the new possibilities this game offers, but I'm sure there will be chances to follow this trend.

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jjawinte
jjawinte

This looks interesting. I'll be watching.

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bluefire40
bluefire40

I'm loving the death jello, keep it up!

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yester
yester

Hey R_Yell, nice to see a page & things going on !
Sorry I didn't had any time to send you demos of my tests (since I spend my ingame time in quicksave/loads, I am not sure they could be useful to anything actually..)
I see you added 'ghosts' for props/npcs, good idea, would help to get lost a bit less I guess :)
And Hooray for the jelly ;)

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