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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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:

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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unbeknowenst503 Dec 1 2012, 5:09am says:

cant wait for the full release not to mention the trailer , this is some epic stuff, you guys rock , loved the worry of newport aswell , keep up the epic work , theres hardly any real next gen horror games/mods out there , sadly

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C-zom Dec 6 2012, 10:18pm replied:

We strive to fix the lack of AAA horror with our lovecraftian releases. We're looking to establish a signature atmosphere, vibe, and story quality fans can rely on us consistently for when we make DCS productions focus on horror.

And who knows in the future we might enter new realms of horror. No one said anything about no Clive Barker, Arthur Machen, or Ramsey Campbell-inspired releases for our catalog.

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unbeknowenst503 Dec 11 2012, 3:51am replied:

"And who knows in the future we might enter new realms of horror. No one said anything about no Clive Barker, Arthur Machen, or Ramsey Campbell-inspired releases for our catalog."

oh sheeeat, i think i peed a little after reading that , this is good news indeed

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MattCohen Dec 8 2012, 12:25pm replied:

Paranormal dev here, love your work! I'm in full support of a high quality Lovecraftian horror experience on Cryengine 2. I have experience in Unreal Engine, so I may not be able to help you much there, but I will definitely follow your progress and publicize your project upon completion. Amazing work! You guys really know how to evoke mood in Cryengine2!

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