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Dark Deception
Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
Languages: English
Mar 19, 2014 @ 12:30am
Jan 18, 2015 @ 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:
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Jan 12 @ 3:58pm
Dark Deception Questions
Dec 5, 2015 @ 10:32am
Dark Deception Trailer Way Off
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JackKnife282 Jun 15 @ 5:23pm 
Awesome! Thanks for the statement.
Clavio Jun 10 @ 1:01pm 
Boomstick_King  [author] Jun 9 @ 9:16pm 
Remember that Fez and Stardew Valley both took 5 years to develop. We've spent about 2 years on DD, so we are not that slow considering the small size of our team :P. We are also finishing up a multiplayer game called Dead Acres at the same time.
Boomstick_King  [author] Jun 9 @ 9:12pm 
Been awhile since I checked this page. Dark Deception is not canceled. Actually it has been picked up by a AAA publisher. We are not allowed to announce anything about the game yet, but it will be releasing in the near future.
JackKnife282 Jun 9 @ 5:24pm 
When I watched the game the last time on YouTube, I had the desire to try it out. Unfortunately there is not very much going on and maybe the game is dead. Not good...
The Brown Cat Jun 4 @ 3:52am 
what happened
Skorps Mar 25 @ 12:22pm 
I guess that thing is dead.
Mailboss Mar 17 @ 2:11pm 
Yeah I really wonder what happened. I know broomstick king was involved in some zombie survival game or something a year ago and got into a spat with a steam reviewer who thought it was bad, and I think that was the last I heard about him or the game.
GTRPrime Mar 17 @ 9:47am 
Development Hell? Cancelled? Lazy?
Runasth Mar 6 @ 5:56am 
I take it the game is cancelled ?