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

Triptych Demo - 2013

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 Nov 12 2012, 11:17am says:

Soon we'll have enough content to swing up a Chapter 2 and beyond trailer. It'll show environments, various day/night cycles, and areas in Chapter 2 paired with voice acting from Dorian Caulm and music by Adam. We'll also include a cutscene from Chapter 3 in it. ETA on this trailer can be expected in the coming few days.

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Raedwulfgamer Oct 31 2012, 5:32pm says:

I played the demo, and loved it! Until I got stuck:( After viewing the symbols in sky on the mountain range with the long path leading to it...the screen goes black and you can't move your character. When you press escape you can see the game world but you are stuck and the screen goes back to black when you resume :(

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C-zom Oct 31 2012, 6:01pm replied:

The demo ends there! You finished it, and we're glad you loved it !

You just weren't given the credits for some reason. :( We'll hotfix that issue to show the "Demo Over" credits more consistently.

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Sev-RC- Oct 30 2012, 6:39pm says:

I'll get around to playing the demo in next few days.

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C-zom Oct 31 2012, 1:59am replied:


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C-zom Oct 27 2012, 8:44pm says:

Surprise demo release coming up! Chapter 1 and two cutscenes (one before, one after) will be released exclusively on Desura to anticipate the upcoming release of the full Triptych by holiday 2012.

This Desura exclusive will replace the old Scottish-voiced build, forever burying the old incarnation of the chapter. Release date will be October 28th.

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C-zom Oct 28 2012, 4:15pm replied:

Its uploading!

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C-zom Oct 25 2012, 3:02pm says:

We've fixed the Jeremiah Teaser visuals and added music to the soliloquy. As well, in the coming days we'll be adding two more short stories to the Features page, one written by Assistant Writer Ian Wiese as well.

A Dorian Teaser is currently underway, through is protracted due to writing difficulties we're overcoming.

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zepyu Sep 30 2012, 7:11pm says:

looks great,looking forward to this mod.

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C-zom Sep 21 2012, 12:50am replied:

Reuploading the Jeremiah Teaser due to insanely bad compression on VirtualDub's part. Whoops.

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