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Adam Sklar: Project Lead, Level Designer and Writer.

Vinícius Rodrigues dos Santos: Programmer.

Ángel C. Rodríguez: 3D Modeller.

David Denyer: Music Composter.

John Pata: Sound Engineer.

Natacha Rollin Abstado: Animator.


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Adrian Vaughan: Rosco Heller.

Julie Berry: Renee Heyll.

Jon Strickland: Caleb Heyll.

Heather Masters: Cassandra Noble.

Danielle McRae: Emily Parker.

Bella Driessen: Alice McLeod.

Steven Kelly: Henry North.

Kellen Goff: Richard Flannery.

Adam Sklar: Daniel North.

8-BitRyan: Wyatt Heyll.

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(Crossposted with the original Faceless IndieDB Page.)

The Sorrowvirus' final update, the 'Endure Update' will be coming to Steam on the 19th May! Over a year has passed since our original release and we've learned a lot since then.

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Originally, The Sorrowvirus: A Faceless Short Story was released on the 28th February 2019 as an incentive to support Faceless' IndieGoGo campaign, which, unfortunately, did not go as well as we hoped. We are eternally grateful for those who did ever so kindly support the campaign. We also created it to apply for the Epic Games' Developer Grant/MegaGrant, which, unfortunately, we also didn't receive. As a result, we wanted to take the time to update The Sorrowvirus one last time using your feedback and your Let's Plays to really shape it into the best version of itself that it can be.

We're currently finishing up on our single-player short story, The Sorrowvirus, for its Steam release on the 19th May and returning to development on multiplayer shortly after that. We're a very small team and Faceless was an overly ambitious project for us. Rather than abandon it entirely, we wanted to focus our efforts on something smaller within the same universe to gain a bit more development experience. We're not an AAA studio; as everybody no doubt knows, there are no guarantees in an indie environment. We do the best we can with what we've got and we always will try to.

This update truly is the biggest update we've made to the game. With all of these updates and the above in mind, The Sorrowvirus: A Faceless Short Story will be available as a standalone game for £4.99/$5.99.

The 'Endure Update' features a multitude of changes, including, but not limited to,

  • A partial level design overhaul.
  • New and extended music tracks.
  • New sound effects.
  • Performance improvements.
  • All of Wyatt's (8-BitRyan) spoken lines.
  • Steam achievements.
  • Steam soundtrack.
  • Overhauled options menu with audio sliders and graphical options.
  • New hints and messages to clarify what items are specifically used for.
  • A better flashlight for the cave with a vastly reduced cooldown.
  • Fixing areas where players could get stuck.
  • Fixing issues where candles were difficult to light up or would not light up at all.
  • An Instance Selector on the Main Menu.
  • And much, much more.

Another addition to this update is a collectable wristwatch, which, if found, will ensure that the player no longer needs to check in with clocks. A must-have for those who want to take their time to explore the environment.

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A complete and extensive changelist will be available upon our release on Steam. This version will also be available to purchase on GameJolt and, with those who bought it through the "Name Your Price" option receiving the update for free.

As The Sorrowvirus: A Faceless Short Story is now a standalone game, we felt that warranted its own IndieDB page, which you can find here.

Thank you for all your support so far, after this update is released, we will be returning to developing Faceless, the multiplayer game. A more in-depth video on the development of Faceless will be created also and uploaded sometime after the release of this update.

The Sorrowvirus: A Faceless Short Story - Out Now!

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Maybe you guys create an own homepage for this game and do it how Escape From Tarkov sell the game on your homepage i wanna play this game lelelelle

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So, is this game dead, or what?

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Sklarlight Creator

Not at all! Our community presence isn't what it should be, but we're working on this every single day. We've never made a game before so we're trying our utmost best. The Sorrowvirus (Our upcoming single-player short story for Faceless) was originally going to be a Tech Demo, but it's now a full short-story for people to experience. It's currently in its final stages and we hope for it to be out soon so that we can return to working on multiplayer.

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Hey devs, I hope you can answer this questions for a lot of ppl.

Is there still any development on this game and is there a chance of getting the game at some point. I am following the gamenews for several years now and dont really know if the game will be released.

Pls keep this game up! There is a lot of potential in this game.

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Sklarlight Creator

We're hard at work every day! The sole reason why it's taking so long is primarily due to the fact that we haven't created a video game before. This is why we sidetracked our efforts into creating a short-story instead, so that we could improve our skills and get something out there for you guys to play. Once The Sorrowvirus (our short story) is done, we will return to developing multiplayer. The other issue is due to difficulties with programming, and how tough it is to find another experienced programmer who is happy to join the team. Regardless, it will be done!

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Former dev here,
Though I may not currently be on the team, I CAN CONFIRM development is still in progress.

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Is this still up? Waiting since 2014 for this game

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So this game is no longer about slenderman?

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Sklarlight Creator

That's correct, this game is no longer about the Slender Man. This is primarily for two reasons, one: we were given a Cease & Desist, so we couldn't continue with it, and two: I wanted us to proceed with my own creation instead.

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