About Triptych

Coursing through the veins of this narrative is the singular notion of epistemology and the futility of it; the correlation with death that knowledge holds, and the inescapable grasp of mortality. Strokes of the Lovecraftian, the strange, the occult and the esoteric have been brushed heavily upon the story of two brothers, Dorian and Jeremiah Caulm. A singular event of betrayal leads to a rift between them while an ancient cosmic horror grows to the influence their worlds. Written and Developed by the makers of The Worry of Newport, Triptych will be the swan song of our Cryengine 2 development coming Q4 2016.

Triptych is a playable horror story with a strong foot in the 'walking simulator' genre given the limitations of the engine rather than the intentions of the developer. A lot is done with a minimal amount of tools to the greatest production values I can offer.

Credits and Thanks

Glenn Winkelmann Jr - Developer | Level Designer | Lead Writer |
Jarod D'Camp - Lead Composer
Finn M.K - Dorian Caulm
Jamie Campbell - Jeremiah Caulm
David Smolanowicz - Sound Engineer

Dark Craft Studios extends special thanks to these contributors, both past and present. Thank you all so much!

Ian Wiese - Secondary Writer (Countless Past Drafts & Revisions)
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- Flash UI Main Menu & Loading Screen
Alan Grant - Graphics Artist (All Book Papers)

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Triptych Revived


Followers of Triptych and Dark Craft Studios, it has been two years since I've announced my footing and placement in the world of game design and weird fiction writing. I've been busy, very busy, keeping the threads intact and curing them with time. As you know, Triptych was lost to a double HDD failure in a RAID accident (due to lightning, despite my best efforts of protection) and I had no had any truly safe cloud backup storage present on a project/engine so old. I took time off this winter and autumn to review and revise the screenplay, and finding it much to my liking, have decided that I cannot leave the bones unburied. I will complete Triptych up through the year and fulfill my years old promise on delivering an aesthetic and uncompromising lovecraftian tale for Cryengine2 -- a swan song, of sorts, of this chapter of my development life.

Development Plan


I have completed Chapter 1 entirely by utilizing captions and subtitles. There are no VA's currently attached to the project as both declined a return, and professed a disinterest in the genre (having moved on to quieter, greener pastures of writing.)

Instead of letting that depress me, I'm moving on and sculpting the entire game first before I find two VA's suitable for the project.As I mentioned, Chapter 1 is done, and rather than post produce it now (Soundscape, optimization, tweaking) forever, I am shelving it and moving on to Chapter 2 immediately. Work on Chapter 2 is underdoing blueprinting now and should be done in the next two months. Then I will tackle 3, tie it all together with flowgraph and narrative, and then post production. It is during this stage I will hire Voice Actors, a Sound Engineer, and Composer to tie the whole project together. I fully expect an October release or earlier unless finding voice actors proves to be maddeningly difficult. Thank you for your patience with me, and be assured hope is not lost.


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Triptych Stories, News, and Update.

Triptych Stories, News, and Update.

News 4 comments

A look at three short stories from the writing staff, as well as news of an upcoming trailer, and new screenshots.

Worth tracking: Triptych

Worth tracking: Triptych

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I should make a meme picture for these kind of mods saying „I don’t always vote 10/10 for a mod, but when I do, it’s better then a commercial game”...

Triptych Demo has been released!

Triptych Demo has been released!

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Two cut scenes flank the remastered and remade Chapter 1, telling a much more efficient and chilling story and introducing players once again to the atmospheres...

Triptych Trailer, Media, and News

Triptych Trailer, Media, and News

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A look at the advancements being made in Triptych as production continues.

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antiriad
antiriad

happy new year !! and merry xmas too..

-does release contains "only" Chapter I ? (i finished demo in ~45 minutes////)
-Xbox 360 pad + LCD support to read books ? (not fixed in demo...)

verry nice !!! close to play (edit: "play"... hum.... i mean discover...) it soon ! :D

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C-zom Creator
C-zom

It contains Chapter 1, 2, 3, and the Epilogue. The final release is about 2-3 hours long.

Subtitles, Gamepad support, and improved book reading for LCD/CRT is going to be in the final version.

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antiriad
antiriad

excellent, thank you for responses .

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fakovnik
fakovnik

amazing!
any news about release date?, thought it will be christmas evening

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C-zom Creator
C-zom

We're still working daily on the mod, no worries. I figured since the demo was released to such a low amount of feedback and downloads/interest, I could scoot away with taking more time to bake it in the oven.

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KaisusTrin
KaisusTrin

Maybe I'm being self-centered here or something along those lines, but is this just an adventure type mod, or will it be similar to Crysis in the sense of using the Crysis suit and firearms, or Nancy Drew-esque?

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C-zom Creator
C-zom

First up, it's not a "Crysis" game. It uses Cryengine2, that's literally it. It's a total conversion mod. No guns or suit or anything. Anyway, it's a playable story -- a visual novel of sorts. We're nothing like TheChineseRoom developmentally, and have been going at this genre for as long as they have, but it's most easily compared to Dear Esther or Machine for Pigs in genre.

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Guest
Guest

Beautifull!

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SinisterExaggerator

Dam now im going to have to re install crysis ^^ this looks too good.

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Doyle_138
Doyle_138

Will there be subtitles in the release version?
I just played the demo and it has an exceptional athmosphere, but I don't always understand the narrator because my spoken english seems to be not good enough.

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C-zom Creator
C-zom

Subtitles for the entire game are planned to be on release day.

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modsuki
modsuki

Thank you!!! But please please make subtitle for Newport! (after Triptych will be ok). Please... (T-T)

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