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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Medivil47 Mar 19 2013, 6:10am says:

+1 for this mod .

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Filizitas Mar 15 2013, 8:43pm says:

Why are u so ******* epic!!! @_@ loved trypt and the others!!! Unbeleavable work dudes!!!!

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C-zom Mar 15 2013, 12:35pm says:

Gigantic news post is uploading, covering a few new surprises for everyone. Trailer is being geared up to release a little after it, as to not over-saturate exposure.

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C-zom Mar 14 2013, 5:16pm says:

We've broken 90k views and 500 trackers today, making us extremely proud and happy. That aforementioned news post and trailer isn't far off at all.

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C-zom Mar 6 2013, 7:08pm says:

We're gearing up for a new trailer, as well as a new media post covering all the lovely details of level designing I'm currently doing and writing about.

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disturbedtilly Feb 27 2013, 3:11pm says:

Want it!

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moddlord1 Jan 27 2013, 3:46pm says: Online

looking good

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C-zom Jan 27 2013, 3:29pm says:

We're gonna provide you guys with a nice little news update soon to explain where things are at.

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C-zom Dec 15 2012, 5:06pm says:

As everyone knows, the 1.5 weeks building up to christmas holiday in US retail is unholy. I've barely had time to sleep, let alone mod and write. But things will be back on track for the trailer, new media, newport patch, and so on after christmas.

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unbeknowenst503 Dec 18 2012, 7:12am replied:

cant wait , merry christmas in advance , lols

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