About Triptych

Triptych is an interactive Lovecraftian inspired tale of two brothers, and their history in the occult. Their fate is interwoven between journeys through a lost civilization in history; in the crypts of ancient necromancers; in the frozen mountains of a sleepy village.

Written by Dark Craft Studios members Glenn and Ian Wiese, and developed exclusively by Glenn, Triptych promises to achieve excruciating detail through multiple years of development. Principle writing took two years to complete, bringing together a cohesive, mature, thematic entry into Dark Craft Studios' Lovecraftian catalog.

Credits and Thanks

C-zom - Sole Developer & Level Designer | Lead Writer |
Dr.Doozer - Secondary & Assistant Writer
KillerTruffle - Voice Actor - Jeremiah
Edwyn Tiong - Voice Actor - Dorian Caulm
StygianWhite - Lead Composer

Dark Craft Studios extends special thanks to these contributors, or are not strict parts of the team. Thank you all so much!

Hanger34 - For his stellar Flash Rendered custom UI
Maarten Basjes - For editing numerous revisions!
Seaglass - For editing numerous revisions!
James Dean - Secondary Tracks Composer
Alan Grant - Graphics Artist (All Book Papers)

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18 comments by C-zom on Nov 8th, 2013

Triptych Demo - 2013

It's been three years of designing and two years of principle writing, but Triptych is about to come to a close. This article is going to be our second to last, explaining what it is you'll be getting into and what kind of experience you should expect. First and foremost, Chapter 1 is small -- very small. It's about 25-30 minutes if you try to find all the easter eggs and read the books. This doesn't mean the entire mod will go by in a blink of an eye, it's just that, as a setup chapter, it's very minimal and condensed. If you guys feel the need to write reviews for the demonstration (Something I don't really want people to do.) then by all means, length will not be a concern in the full thing.

I'm excited for the release and have finally found the confidence in the project to be able to happily share it with people. I know that it won't be a smooth sailing operation, but it has been so passionately made and designed, that it is indeed bound to strike the right chord with the intended audience.

That out of the way, what is Triptych?

It's a playable horror story written in the Lovecraftian/Occult medium. It is a mixture of pagan, gnostic, and sumerian themes and tropes rolled into a "mythos" I've created. This means reading, observance, and listening at the ultimate devices you'll be 'playing' with. The adaption was completed in two years and written by myself, with Ian Wiese as well. It tells the story (non linearly) of two brothers who are occultists, who get separated after a grave betrayal, than documents their respective lives under the influence of Necromancers, an Elder God named Hadad, and their own karma. The story is very subtle, very dark, and is written for a particularly niche audience.

This demonstration is intended to show you what kind of atmosphere to expect, what kind of emotions are at work, and the way it is written. Slow walking pace, brooding atmosphere, and small nuances are meant to immerse in a chilling story.

Triptych will release in full on Christmas Evening, 2013, along with all the milestones we reached including ten short stories, commentary tracks, and more.

Want to give feedback?

Please post your comments on the download page, in this news post, or in the meta-comments page. I really request that no reviews be published because it would be unfair for newcomers to spring along and read reviews of a 25 minute demonstration and get turned off. This is a sample platter, and in no way represents accurately the full entree!

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Triptych Demo - 2013

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Nov 8, 2013 Demo 2 comments

Triptych is an interactive Lovecraftian inspired tale of two brothers, and their history in the occult. Their fate is interwoven between journeys through...

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NanoScar Mar 3 2012, 12:28pm says:

C-zom I would just like to say thank you so much for taking the time to make this beautiful piece of art, it truly invoked emotion in me, being lonely, the voice acting was superb and the flute song was breathtaking. I 'm waiting for Chapter 2 now. :)

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C-zom Mar 3 2012, 1:43pm replied:

Thanks for the kind words, I am glad you could appreciate and relate to the loneliness being told through the story, and the hopelessness of Jeremiah's end. Chapter 2 and 3 will further explain why he came to such an end, and branch out the story quite richly. I don't think anyone will be disappointed once its all said and done.

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G00BLES Mar 1 2012, 4:51am says:

Is it possible to play this mod, without having installed Crysis?

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C-zom Mar 1 2012, 12:26pm replied:

No it is not, it runs off of Crysis 1 (Patched to 1.21) dependently.

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WryNail Feb 22 2012, 3:13am says:

Doesn't work for me, sorry...All upgraded, no other mods...I type "mod chapter1" but nothing happens!
Otherwise, thank you so much!

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C-zom Feb 22 2012, 5:30pm replied:

Should work fine, unless installed wrong. Here are the instructions again to be sure. :) Make sure Crysis is patched to 1.21

1: Extract Triptych_1.1 anywhere on your computer

2: Move the folder Triptych to Crytek/Crysis/Mods

E.G: I.imgur.com

(If folder Mods does not exist, create it)

3: Proceed to below instructions

Playing Instructions

4: Make a shortcut for Crysis anywhere and add -MOD Triptych to the end of the target. Example below:

"C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\Crytek\Crysis\Bin64\Crysis.exe" -MOD Triptych

E.G: I.imgur.com

5: Launch the game from this shortcut. Press tilde (~) to open up the console, then type "map chapter1" without quotes and hit enter. You are now playing.

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WryNail Feb 23 2012, 4:20am replied:

I have the Desura version..It does all automatically.
Thanks again!

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WryNail Feb 23 2012, 4:30am replied:

I just learned that Steam version of Crysis isn't upgraded to 1.21 :-(

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C-zom Feb 23 2012, 5:06am replied:

Are you positive? That is highly unfortunate. :/ Is there any way to apply the patch manually?

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WryNail Feb 23 2012, 7:27am replied:

Don't know...I'm trying to discuss with other steam users.

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