With all of the custom stories available, what makes this one special? Nothing at all, really. I consider this work to be a personal experiment in storytelling and level design. With the inclusion of several talented, amateur voice actors, the story will come to life, and will hopefully make the experience engaging.

This is not a horror mod. There will be no monsters to escape, no real or imagined threats of a premature demise. It is a storytelling experiment, plain and simple.

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2 comments by Graykin on Mar 3rd, 2012

So it's been about a month since the Custom Story's release. I figure this is a good time to make a few comments on the feedback I have received, and what's in store for the future.

First of all, I truly appreciate the warm reception "My Love" has received from the community. It was a small project, with most of the effort placed on the writing and the dialog recording over the mapping and programming. Many have commented that the mapping was merely mediocre, the microphones were incredibly varied in their quality, and that the lack of true interactivity would make this better suited as a short film. I would not argue with any of these criticisms, as "My Love" is incredibly flawed in many of its aspects. It was a small project, built almost entirely by one person (except for the dialog recording), with only a TINY amount of testing performed. I ran into many problems in the design phases, especially when the recorded lines started being inserted into the project. How does one keep the natural flow of a video game when creating something more naturally suited for a movie, or a short story? My plan was to allow the player to rush ahead and skip as much filler dialog as possible, but there were moments when I couldn't allow this in order to get the story across, which forced me to lock doors or obstruct the player from straying too far with invisible walls. These, in my book, are gigantic flaws, but ones I was forced to work with in order to get the job done. In the end, however, I'm surprised that things have turned out so well from a design angle.

I do find one thing to be amusing--a lot of people found the lack of NPCs to be exceptionally frustrating when playing, stating that it was (paraphrasing) incredibly stupid for the protagonist to be conversing with nothing but air. Though I made no obvious mention of it throughout the story, I thought the lack of NPCs would be reasonable, as Samuel was in a quasi-dreamstate the entire time, especially due to Amnesia's inability to handle NPCs in any real fashion. I suppose when one plays a videogame, they don't always allow their imagination to fill in the holes like they do with books, which is a shame.

I have also been asked by a few individuals of what I shall be working on in the future.

Well, I do have plans for an Amnesia Total Conversion, but it's still in the planning phase, so I wouldn't expect any media for a while. It is not going to be a 100% story-based project like "My Love", as I do hope to make it a horror-based adventure. Rest assured, however, that the story will be the key focus of this project, but I will incorporate what I learned from "My Love" and take it a step farther by including less storytelling through narrative and more storytelling through interaction.

And yes, I will be assembling a team for this one, to help take the burden off of my shoulders a bit, as this project may be more ambitious than I'm imagining right now. But we shall see, and I shall keep you informed of any major developments.

To conclude this novel, I just wish to thank you all again for your kind words and constructive criticism. Hopefully, I will be able to create a truly engaging experience with my next project, with everything I have learned from this little side-project.

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Damon93 10hours 36mins ago says:

I really really really wanted to try this, but I can't leave the first door.

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DaniCorbalan Aug 10 2014, 12:12pm says:

Wow man, normally I don't care about the story-line of a CS, but this one was incredible, and the voice-acting is excellent, normally when you have to read notes you get bored, but with voices it's really enjoyable. That love story is amazing, specially because you feel like you would stay with Mary instead of what really happens, so this story makes you feel things for real, damn you xD.

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Amnesia049 Jul 16 2014, 11:22pm says:

I really enjoyed playing this custom story. I would like to find more like this one. It's beautiful and very relaxing.

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ElectricEye Mar 12 2014, 5:23pm says:

Wow, this was a pleasant surprise, and a nice break from all the grunt-infested can't-see-**** mods. Proof that storytelling is still what seperates the wheat from the chaff. Good job.

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superdude12345 Dec 23 2013, 9:13pm says:

sorry i mean right side

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superdude12345 Dec 23 2013, 7:15pm says:

guys if it crashes when you start/open it in the game it means you need justine.google it ,then install it, then when your done open where you installed it meaning open Amnesia - The Dark Descent {the justine one} then after open the folder open the folder called redist.Then copy everything in the redist folder and not not open or do anything else but copy it. then after copying that go to where the real amnesia game is.after that open the redist folder in the real amnesia game then after opening that folder paste everything you copyed from the justine amnesia folder to the real amnesia game aka paste everyting from the justine amnesia folder to the real amnesia game folder.After doing that/doing everything I told you to do open the real amnesia launcher then look to the bottom left and boom your done.Also when pasteing when it ask you to copy and replace everything.And if it askes you for a sireal number press 1 14 times like this:11111111111111 your welcome

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JDavid Dec 21 2013, 11:51am says:

Guys there is an alternative ending to this mod, when you receive the news of Mary's death instead of going to the front door to talk to her mother, go to the attic and check out the chest. (sorry for bad english)

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mate911k Nov 9 2013, 12:37pm says:

Great Story! 10/9 :)

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TemiBlaster Sep 30 2013, 3:44pm says:

Hi ! Here is my let's play of My Love: Youtube.com

One of the best custom stories I have ever played!!! Thank You!

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barryll27 Sep 24 2013, 7:48am says:

So ******* awesome. This is the best custom story I have ever played. Congratulations, 10/10

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Highest Rated (8 agree) 10/10

Just a note: Nothing too specific as to avoid spoilers because I really hope that you play this, seriously; GO NOW! Review: Good God. I loved this. About the mapping (I feel this should be mentioned) it isn't exactly the greatest ever, but as soon as the story starts you won't care. The voice acting was great (for the major characters). I could truly tell their emotions; I felt their anger, their love, their depression. Some of the minor character's sounded far off or distant but I can overlook…

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