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BlackSoul: Extended Edition
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Platforms: PC
Languages: English, Italian
Players: Single-player
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Aug 31, 2012 @ 9:54am
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BlackSoul: Extended Edition
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Description
Official Web Site: http://www.xeniosvision.com

BlackSoul is a third person survival horror adventure game with an intriguing story that takes place somewhere in the English countryside: people have been turned into psychotic killers by an unknown infection and you must try to help Ava and Sean survive in the quarantined area and find out the truth about the infection. You won't spend all your time on a killing spree, but you'll need to solve many puzzles which will challenge you.

The story is set in England in 1972. Forget any government research labs in which they're working on some kind of ultimate weapon; instead think of something much sadder and crueler...and even if the story is not based on truth, we'll tell you about some events that really happened in the mid century.

FEATURES:

'INTO THE EYE OF TERROR'
Choose between cinematographic camera, giving the game new and disturbing cinematic qualities ( like RE1 and Silent Hill ), and tracking camera, more like a modern shooter.

'HANSEL AND GRETEL COVERED WITH BLOOD'
Ava and Sean are the two main characters who have distinct personalities and some different skills (like speed, health and so on) in order to make the gameplay as varied as possible. Health doesn't regenerate automatically; you need to use a medikit (you'll find medikit exploring levels).

'INSTRUMENTS OF JUSTICE'
Weapons range from a crowbar to some firearms. They have different features: damage, rate of fire, reload velocity, accuracy and so on. There isn't infinite ammo but only that which you can find somewhere on each level. In this way choosing the best weapon in a given situation can make the difference between life and death.

'TORTURED SOULS IN A CRADLE OF MADNESS'
We have different kinds of enemies, ranging from "walking" to "running" enemies. They will have different skills such as strength and health, apart from speed, in order to make the action much more strategic. Enemies cannot only hurt, but they can also infect you. Infection slowly decreases your health until you drink the antidote...or die.

'SURVIVAL OF THE SMARTEST'
Puzzles are another important feature. You need to find one ore more items to be used together in order to activate a device or free a passage (or anything else); in this case you must find all the items you need (this will force you to explore accurately each level) and then use them in the right way. Often you'll only need to use your brain or your senses. For example, you should figure out how to open a safe by reading a document. Some puzzles require a more detailed perspective (for example, to open a safe you must rotate the handles). In this case we use the point-and-click system, something like graphic adventure (camera close to the object and a little hand to perform action).

'HIDDEN TREASURES, HIDDEN MEANINGS'
Exploration is another feature of the game: you need ammo to reload your gun and a medikit and antidote to treat yourself, and you will find them only by exploring each level accurately. For this reason we've made very wide levels, giving you the opportunity to move all around them. Sometimes exploration can also help you find documents in order to add some great detail to the story.

'CARRY THE HORROR WITH YOU'
By exploring the world you'll find several items and documents...you can manage all that stuff in your inventory. There are distinct actions to perform depending on the object you want to use or analyze. For example, you can read a document, listen to a cassette player, and destroy a wall by using a pickaxe.

'THE SOUND OF THE UNDEAD'
Last but not least is the soundtrack. Especially in a survival horror game you need amazingly immersive sound...in other words you need the best: Gargiulo (www.stefanogargiulo.it).


LINKS:
  • http://www.indiedb.com/games/blacksoul
  • http://www.facebook.com/pages/BlackSoul/446859108659111?ref=hl
  • http://twitter.com/blacksoulgame
  • http://www.xeniosvision.com - Official website
  • http://www.youtube.com/user/XeniosVision - YouTube
  • http://stefanogargiulo.bandcamp.com/album/blacksoul - Soundtrack by Stefano Gargiulo
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eifelkenny Mar 3 @ 12:52am 
Still no key in groupees :(
♠ el Saraiva ♠ Feb 27 @ 10:09am 
Radeon 6000 series here, light effects are messed up, and controls are clunky. I'll be waiting for updates.
XeniosVision  [author] Feb 27 @ 10:04am 
you are welcome
Osenreh Feb 27 @ 9:45am 
Thanks for answers
Osenreh Feb 27 @ 9:44am 
Eh. Waiting.... ))
XeniosVision  [author] Feb 27 @ 9:18am 
We don't own the engine so we need to talk with the developer.
XeniosVision  [author] Feb 27 @ 9:16am 
the engine support video card ati, but we are having some problem with the latest Nvidia drivers. Maybe we have the same problem with the Radeon. You may try to revert back to a previous version of the drivers...anyway we have opened a ticket to fix engine compatibility issues.
XeniosVision  [author] Feb 27 @ 9:12am 
yes we did...we wrote sys req: vista, xp and 7
Osenreh Feb 27 @ 8:01am 
Driver 13.12 latest. Ati radeon hd7970.
Why did you not written what this game not working with Win 8.1 and ATI videocard ?
XeniosVision  [author] Feb 27 @ 7:41am 
Sorry but Windows 8 is not supported (officially), only Xp, Vista an 7...anyway we are checking if there is a compatibility problem with the latest driver ( as it happens with NVidia )