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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NOCHEATTHEGAME
NOCHEATTHEGAME May 6 2012, 3:47pm says:

This don't work for me :( when i load the mod and press new game it load the normal crysis campaign
help, i install the mod correctly what i do wrong?

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C-zom
C-zom May 7 2012, 3:51pm replied:

First you should extract Triptych_1.2 anywhere on your computer, then move the folder Triptych to Crytek/Crysis/Mods.

E.G: I.imgur.com

(If folder Mods does not exist, create it first then put Triptych in there)

Launch Crysis and activate triptych in the mods menu in game. The game should restart automatically. Use the New Game function and be sure to play on Normal Mode. It should launch since this was tested 100% before we released the latest patch. If not, get back to me.

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NOCHEATTHEGAME
NOCHEATTHEGAME May 11 2012, 10:56pm replied:

I now what is the problem, my crysis version is 1.2.1 and a I downloading the mod 1.0, i'm now download the 1.2 version and i go to test.

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Morrigan_
Morrigan_ Apr 13 2012, 7:45pm says:

Awesome

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C-zom
C-zom Apr 22 2012, 10:19pm replied:

Thank you.

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C-zom
C-zom Apr 13 2012, 4:16pm says:

1.2 Patch is uploading, as well as a news post. A teaser trailer will be dropped on here in a few hours, too.

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molton
molton Mar 26 2012, 6:54am says:

Just want to add if you can't acess the console using the tilde key, you probably have this "Microsoft infrared" keyboard driver messing with your keyboard.

I have a program called glovepie that translates input commands to other input commands (keyboard commands as joystick commands, etc) that would read my tilde key as "excel" like a special command for opening microsoft excel.

I deleted all the drivers under the "hid input devices" thing in the device manager, including this microsoft infrared thing. by the time I got done my keyboard and mouse didn't work, I just unplugged them, plugged them back in, and just like that, the console works.

also, glovepie now reads the tilde key as "console" instead of "excel"

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molton
molton Mar 26 2012, 7:21am replied:

I have a USB keyboard, don't try to unplug and plug back in an oldshool ps/2 keyboard, that can fry some computers

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molton
molton Mar 31 2012, 4:49pm replied:

you only have to delete the micrsoft infrared thing actually

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C-zom
C-zom Mar 25 2012, 2:46pm replied:

Triptych refers to a three panel painting, its an old word for trilogy. This will be one. It has two more, enormous, chapters planned. The 2nd will be done in a month or two.

Back to back for all three chapters it'll be about 3.5 hours long.

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