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We have released a standalone alpha build for Somewhere. It is called Rituals.

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From the journal of Major Subedar Charls Connington.
BhulaDesh 1862. People of Kayamgadh do not speak.

They are afraid that their words might penetrate the layers under which
their bodies are hidden. Afraid that some phrase or name might,
through woolen caps and cotton plugs and balled bits of torn rags,
enter their buried ears and insert itself into their thoughts, prompting
them to think of Kayamgadh not as they see it but as it is being
described to them by the person speaking these words.

It is a fear so deeply entrenched, that people now see the city with
unwilling eyes, shaded behind their hands, lest they be tempted into
a sudden burst of verbiage whilst looking upon the wonders of
Kayamgadh. a temptation that might resist the doctrine of their self
imposed silence.

For Kayamgadh is a wonderful city, where the craftsmen strive hard to
put into form all that they cannot give words to, and where the work
of the craftsman is left undisturbed, for it is only looked upon but
never described by the people, who never speak.


Rituals is an early alpha build for Somewhere. It is a narrative driven, exploration game with elements of stealth, and is played in the first person mode.

The game is set in an alternate Colonial India. And explores the strange consequences of the search for a mythical city called Kayamgadh.

You navigate through the stories about Kayamgadh by becoming other people. And as you shift identities, you realize that each person you become, is a figment of another character’s imagination and a part of yet another story.

Explore this convoluted construction, celebrate it’s absurdity and piece together it’s strangely crafted stories.

Rituals

Windows build ( 122 Mb )

Unzip the downloaded folder and run the executable inside. It is called Rituals. Controls are explained as part of brief tutorial at the beginning of the game. Do go through the tutorial !

Resolution is currently restricted to 16 : 9. It is recommended that you play the game at a resolution of 1920 by 1080 or 1600 by 900.

You can find a Mac build on the game's itchio page.


Built in Unity ( indie ) and Crafted in Sketchup ( make ).


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Jerikøh
Jerikøh

Finally alpha! love the shaders and palette color, downloading..

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Oleomingus Author
Oleomingus

Thank you for downloading the alpha. It certainly took a while to build and I hope you enjoy your time within our strange game world !

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Borzi
Borzi

Fantastic looking game *_*

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Oleomingus Author
Oleomingus

Thank you ! Glad you like the art for our game.

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Guest
Guest

Top Notch Art. Simply Amazing.

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Oleomingus Author
Oleomingus

Appreciate the kind words !

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Guest
Guest

This looks beautifully hand crafted. And excellent, thoughtful writing too!

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Oleomingus Author
Oleomingus

Thank you ! We are slowly working towards creating an intricate carefully crafted world - Glad to know it seems to be working !

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yangkee101
yangkee101

THANK. YOU.

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