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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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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disturbedtilly Apr 21 2013, 4:11pm says:

My Crysis has stopped working on steam...........so cant play this.......trying...to....STAY CALM!!!! >:(

Any ideas guys would be muchly appreciated! I may even buy you a car..........complete lie there! But ohhh well...

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disturbedtilly Apr 21 2013, 4:28pm replied:

Its ok guys found a thread and worked for me. Anyone having trouble with Crysis try this - remove file ''Crysis'' from - ''start/documents/my games''

Looks like you may have to do this after every time crysis is loaded....no idea about Mods.

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disturbedtilly Apr 21 2013, 4:45pm replied:

Didnt work :(

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C-zom Apr 22 2013, 10:08am replied:

Make sure you're on a clean install of Crysis, and it's properly synced to program files, Steam, Origin, or whereever. Patch it to 1.21 and make sure it is fully patched. Make a clean shortcut on your desktop to the 64-bit (or 32-bit, whichever your OS is) .exe. It should work. If not, reinstall?

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disturbedtilly Apr 22 2013, 1:35pm replied:

Thanks for your post :D

The method I tried worked, Crysis is running again. But I get Triptych to work?!? I try loading from Desura library. Mod screen in game :( no joy....

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C-zom Apr 23 2013, 10:34am replied:

Triptych isn't out, the Desura one is deactivated. In the mean time you can try to play The Worry of Newport, which was our last Crysis release and is fully patched/finished!

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C-zom Apr 16 2013, 2:34am says:

Trailer is live on youtube, having issues with Moddb uploader.


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C-zom Apr 16 2013, 4:02am replied:

I should mention the story isn't even close to as disjointed as the trailer suggests. There's just literally no way to uniformly compose a trailer out of a game that has 32 unique stark and varied areas with a minimalist, withdrawn story. Dark Souls had the same problem in their media campaign, for the same reasons, and masked it up with tons of bosses and combat, two things I don't have an ounce of. When you're playing it, besides for loading screens, it's seamless.

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C-zom Apr 10 2013, 1:19am says:

Triptych Extended Trailer (8 Minutes) will be released April 15th. It will feature extensive dialog and a uniform plot description (without spoilers) to hook in newcoming followers and explain hazy details to the veterans.

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papamdt Apr 4 2013, 4:10pm says:

AMAZING !!!looking very good - lighting in this mod is impressive...

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