You are Charles Longden, an archaeologist studying Minneburg, a German castle abandoned due to recent cave-ins. You are sleeping late one morning when you are shaken awake by a tremor running through the castle. There is no sign of your partner, Jane. Where has she gone?

The answer lies only in the depths of Minneburg.

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5 comments by Damascus7 on Sep 27th, 2013

So with the release of Machine for Pigs, I'm pleased to announce that I've begun work on a new custom story!  In Amnesia: A Coward's Debt, you take the role of Jean, who searches his home for answers. Unlike The Great Work, which contains in excess of thirty maps, this story contains only one large, detailed map.

I will be using assets from The Dark Descent, Justine, and Machine for Pigs, and there will be another brand new custom enemy. Justine and Machine for Pigs will not be required in order to play this Custom Story.

Please head over to its ModDB page to watch for updates!

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The Great Work v1.4 - Updates and Translations

The Great Work v1.4 - Updates and Translations

Aug 20, 2013 Full Version 15 comments

A new release of The Great Work containing updates, fixes, and a few translations.

The Great Work v1.3 - MORE FIXES

The Great Work v1.3 - MORE FIXES

Feb 4, 2013 Full Version 18 comments

3rd version of The Great Work. Includes bug fixes and puzzle revisions.

The Great Work Demo v1.3.2 - Fixed LANG file

The Great Work Demo v1.3.2 - Fixed LANG file

Oct 21, 2012 Demo 1 comment

Version of demo 1.3 with fixed LANG file. All notes will appear now.

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theatticman Sep 11 2013, 9:49pm says:

Signed up for a ModDB account simply because I wanted to wish the creator of The Great Work the best of luck in future modding endeavors and say that, without a doubt in my mind, The Great Work is a more worthy and compelling successor to The Dark Descent than A Machine for Pigs.

The story is more interesting, the atmosphere and scares stuck with me throughout the game, I never once became bored, and the puzzles presented more of a challenge than I expected.

Excellent work sir, and if you ever want any help on future mods, as a creator, I'm ready and willing to collaborate with someone who understands the horror genre.

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OhSchreckOhGraus! Sep 11 2013, 1:47am says:

*Part 1*

I cannot express in words HOW UTTERLY EPIC this custom story is.

This is 11 out of 10, 12 out of 10. Sadly I can only rate it 10/10.
Whoever gave this less as 10 is just silly and does not understand the epic.
I have seen many epic custom story.
- La Caza
- Through the Portal
- White Night

Ok there are those less comparable with "The Great Work" as others but I think none of them was this advanced, this long, this detailled and had such cool alternate endings.
The endings that I have discovered
° Becomming a Shard-Monster/Golem.
° Dying and becomming the new Host for the Colleges Leader.
° Escaping through the Orbs Portal and drinking the Amnesiapotion in order to escape the horrible memorys of the customstory and living a peaceful life.
° Or becomming the Orbs secret guardian and keeping it away from the evil and rutheless hands of the College.
Of course I have chosen the heroic ending to become the Colleges "eternal" opponent. "For the sake of the fallen, we carry on."

Oh my god I just cannot mention enough why this is the Best-Custom-Story-ever!!!
The new monsters, the new chasing-themes, the cool models! The Clockmodel, the brilliant use of the climbing-mechanic and everything.
The "Keymaker"-ability to pass with different keys into different areas using the same door.

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OhSchreckOhGraus! Sep 11 2013, 1:48am replied:

*Part 2*

Also how hard but rewarding to evade the monsters at the end to discover and reach the different endings and the ending you desire personally.
IT IS SO DAMN EPIC. Im impressed beyond words.

Everyone not trying out this costum story is totally missing out on something that is equal in epicness to the original story.
It was using the Amnesia game of course but the cs got its own aura and feeling. Its own story.

My critic points are as follows:
- Sometimes it was very unclear how to progress. When I had to find "the-Sun" and stuff, making it pass "through the circle" and return in the center, I nearly went insane of rage.
Maybe you should split the customstory up in two downloadversions? One in which every vital object glows and one (the current one) in which they not necessarily glow.

Im extremly impressed regardless of the mindrape I sometimes suffered.
The other one was not as wild. In the cellar when I encountered the Shard-golem I couldnt finde the shard until I tried to kill the monster. ^^
I grew so annoyed actually that I thought, oh maybe its the Shard in its chest and attacked it. :D
It really was well hidden. So good that I thought this must be a bug and I forgot in some level-area I couldnt access anymore.

If something is really hard hidden somewhere, please make a memento-notice or something "that this is not a bug". I had some truly annoying moments in the story.
And still its the best cs I have ever played.

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OhSchreckOhGraus! Sep 12 2013, 12:40am replied:

*Part 3*

I forgot to mentions this before.
But there is a major bug in the level with the Shardmonster when the maincharacter is losing the Shard in his body again.

I didnt had to power up the machine. It didnt worked when I pressed the lewer to the left and said "its not powered" but it worked the instant I turned it to the right. Even without the rods.

Also the Shard-Golem was buggy too. He stopped patrouling when he saw me and camped locations, making it very annoying and impossible to proceed.

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gustl2 Sep 3 2013, 8:43am says:

This is THE best CS I've ever played. It also became my favorite one. What I really liked about this CS is that you included all those historical names in it. I see that you are planning on releasing version 1.4. I don't think that there is any need to remove some monsters. Its really not that difficult to avoid them. In my opinion, it would become too easy if you do that.

Since I'm a new user, I cannot rate yet, but I give it 10/10. The story was superb, the puzzles were logical, the new monster was scary :O I guess I could say that this CS is a standalone game of Amnesia.

I hope we get to see more CS like this from you. A job well done.

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impala-of-mayfair Sep 1 2013, 1:15pm says:

MASTERPIECE. The beauty of this custom story series brings me to tears. I applaud you, sir/ma'am, this is definitely at the top of the Amnesia custom story Hall of Fame. Please make more stories! Have them feature the platypus-man if possible! (I don't know what to call the monster in the blue cape, so I refer to it as the platypus-man.) The Great Work is a mod I will be playing over and over again. Thank you so much!!

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joshuar79 Aug 31 2013, 5:03am says:

*HELP* I'm stuck on the 'ceiling' when i enter the West Wing in Chapter 6 and you supposed to be on the 'floor' I believe, but I'm stuck on the 'ceiling' and I cant go through any doors help please.

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AlbertoBC Aug 30 2013, 4:17pm says:

Why there aren't more custom stories THIS good?

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umbakarna Sep 2 2013, 4:08am replied:

Because not everybody can afford to invest so much time and energy and also not everybody has that much of talent and interesting ideas... Yeah I think thats why.
I like the Great Work but it is also really difficult cs and I had to look at some lets players to find out what to do more than 10 times. I am not dumb but I am sometimes really blind :)

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Highest Rated (15 agree) 10/10

It's a freaking masterpiece! I beta test all the chapters and I was speechless when I reach the end. It's damn long as it should be, interesting, entertaining, really scary, atmosphere is top-notch! I have nothing bad to say about this one.

Everyone should try it and love it right away! One of the best Amnesia Custom Stories easily!

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