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Dark Deception
Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
Languages: English
Mar 19, 2014 @ 12:30am
Jan 18 @ 6:53pm
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Release date: TBA
We love horror games and we love Pac Man! So we decided that we'd like to see a horror version of Pac Man - for Oculus Rift! The only difference being that it has an actual story arc and world to explore. This is how the game works - there is a hub world that the player starts in. They can access portals that take them to mazes where they need to collect soul shard and a puzzle piece. Soul shards are the currency of the game and unlock new abilities and future levels. The puzzle pieces are story items and the player needs to collect the piece from each level to create the Heaven's Riddle (puzzle ring) that will allow him to escape the hell he is trapped in. The player got there in the first place by making deal with a demon named Helen Bierce.

This is an arcade game, so the pace is fast and intense. It is not a slow tension build horror game like Slender Man. The style is more Haunting Ground/Castlevania/CarnEvil than anything else.

Carolyn Seymour (Myrrah from Gears of War and Dr. Chakwas from Mass Effect) lends her awesome voice to the game. The story is written by Mike Lee, the writer for Ghost Recon, HAWX, End War Online, Warhammer's Malus Darkblade Chronicles, and Hunter: Avengers.

You play as a cop on the run, fleeing from deeds you thought long buried. In desperation, you turn to the urban legend of Helen Bierce, a famous actress who vanished in 1930. Dark and disturbing rumors surrounded her disappearance at the time. Out of options and backed into a corner, your only chance is to dive headfirst into evil and hope to survive.

The gameplay for Dark Deception is pretty simple: collect all the soul shards (the purple triangles) before the monsters kill you. Collecting all the shards will reveal a puzzle piece, and grabbing that will complete the level.

Here's what you can expect from Dark Deception:

- Engaging & suspenseful story arc.
- 10-12 huge levels.
- Different enemies with different attack/movement patterns in each level (clowns, roaches, killer robots, evil dolls, zombies, and minatours, oh my).
- Fun gameplay mechanics.
- RPG elements
- Additional levels as an expansion later.
- Compatible with Oculus Rift (not needed to play the game though).
- Extras (art gallery from super talented concept artists around the industry, story archives, and more!).
- Professional soundtrack from Soundelux Music Group in LA.
- USB controller support

Also possible (depending on Kickstarter campaign):

- procedural levels
- localization (Spanish, German, French, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Korean).
- Multiplayer Mode - compete for shards with other players in an arena filled with monsters. Collect powers to become monsters and kill off other players. Player with the most shards wins!

Try out the demo for the 1st level of Dark Deception on Newgrounds or Kongregate! Here are the links:
Popular Discussions View All (1)
Jul 28 @ 7:14am
Dark Deception Questions
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hmccord3333 Jul 4 @ 8:42am 
its past april 2015
CANDYMAN STAN Jun 26 @ 5:24am 
Boomstick_King  [author] Jun 26 @ 2:21am 
We have found a way. Multiplayer is happening :P....
Jsparks02 Jun 21 @ 8:59pm 
Also my birthday is on June 25th, so maybe for my birthday you could send the 2nd level to me or have you not finished develeping it yet? Or maybe the 3rd? I'm trying not to ask too much by asking for all 5 levels but may you please first put a demo on steam? the same one you put on glowstick
lShadowdark Jun 18 @ 6:50pm 
@Boomstick_King The game will be reeased before october?
I've watched this on Markiplier's channel, thought the game was really unique, but not scary. However, when I try to play the game MYSELF, I have a really hard time doing it. This game is just very cool!! It's soundtrack is amazing also! I'm so happy this was greenlit! Nice job guys, can't wait to see this on Steam!! :D
Jsparks02 Jun 14 @ 9:52am 
@Boomstick_King - I would love it if you made a level where you're in an abandoned olympus sorta place, and the monster is Medusa. She killes you by walking towards you, and if she gets too close, her eyes turn red and she screams, killing the player.I think that would be a good idea, because we have killer monkeys, evil dead students, psycho pirates, wierd ducks, and clowns. May you please work on my suggestion?
Jsparks02 Jun 13 @ 9:50pm 
I actually started a wiki for dark deception. Mark or Vince, whoever the hell's using the account, may you please create more pages for my wiki? You probably won't find it on the internet, but if you do, may you please make more pages?
Boomstick_King  [author] Jun 13 @ 6:03pm 
@Jsparks02 - Ya, that's our fault. Should not have listed a release date so soon. Hate to let our fellow gamers down, but we were being unrealistic with April. Dark Deception is very ambitious. We want to make sure that the game is awesome and worth the wait, even if it means your dollars are pelting a computer screen right now instead of us. :)
Jsparks02 Jun 13 @ 5:14pm 
@Boomstick_King - It's just that you said it would be April but it's June now WTF I'm pelting dollars at the screen