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Hypnos: Dark Way
Genre: Adventure, Horror
Platforms: PC
Languages: English, Russian
Players: Single-player
Apr 11, 2013 @ 3:19pm
Jul 13, 2013 @ 5:21pm
I want to present you our debut project – Hypnos: Dark way.
This game takes place in a “Hypnos” research complex. This complex researched about the ways of distant control of a human brain while a person is sleeping. The complex took it's name from the Greek mythology god – Hypnos.
The main character is a director of a research complex. A big accident happened there which caused a great disaster. After this accident the main character suffers from nightmares, he tried to avoid sleep in order to escape them. This made him exhausted and weak. Suffering from the nightmares he decided to return to the complex to correct the mistakes that he made. Balancing between a normal state and madness he returned to that place where all began.

Game features:
1) Scary, terrifying atmosphere
2) In this journey main character will face nightmares that born from his mind.
3) Cut-scenes
4) Three different endings
5) Scenario connected with a Greek mythology
6) Advanced graphic constitute on CryEngine3

The main objective is to get to the function part of the complex in order to stop the nightmares that follow the main character and correct mistakes that lead to consequences which the main character will face during his journey.
For this he will need to go through dark abandoned corridors, and face nightmares that will appear on the way. The nightmares in abstract form will be shown while he is conscious.

Throughout this, the player learns more information about main character which he will be playing, more information about the research complex and some information about what happened in that complex. The deeper the main character goes into the complex the weaker the balance between reality and the nightmare becomes.

Ball – Silent :) Will often appear on main character way. Sometimes it will show the way, sometimes frighten or lure to a trap.
Shady – evil that lives in the complex
The Voice – Voice in the main character head.

1) Ladder
2) Warehouse
3) Gray corridor
4) Cave
5) Mine
6) Sewer
7) Research complex entrance
8) Nightmare
9) Woods
10) Final location

1) Movement between locations
2) Interaction with environment
3) Cut-scenes

Main gameplay is easy but with strong atmosphere, interesting game moments and the scenario make this game original and exciting.
Gameplay usually lasts around 2 hours.

Development progress:
The project is at ~75%, in other words – beta-version already exist (game can be played from beginning till the end). For now we are working at correcting game elements and the game may be increased. The last ~25% of development is very hard, but game should be fully realized very soon.

History of development:
The game’s main idea was made in year 2012 at the end of March, the main concept was designed so that development would also begin in March 2012. At first we planned a 15 minute horror game where there were only three small locations. But later this idea grew into a larger and more finessed idea. When the idea grew, we were going to present the alpha version in a Kickstarter because we were unsure if we could accomplish it with our current limited resources. However, we decided not to rely on luck, and peoples help to accomplish something that we thought impossible at the time. It’s better to make sure we can deliver what can be realized for sure! We forgot naïve dreams and settled on a new conception that you will see in our game.

During development there were many problems and not enough knowledge and skill, Which is why game was delayed for a long time. But the game’s progress was steadily moving forward. During development we added and removed, many glitches. It’s better to make few things that work perfect than a lot but that work less impressive. So like that, step by step, we approached the project state that we have now.

To conclude, I think the game will be very good taking in account that this is an Indie game that was made on clean enthusiasm. If you are excited about our game, please vote for us, your votes will help very much and give us strength. There’s not much time left to wait, soon the game will be realized and we hope you will enjoy it! :)

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Mugiwara Pakor Oct 7, 2014 @ 11:09am 
Все круто продолжайте в том же духе у вас все получится:alyx:
ArthyYO Sep 30, 2014 @ 11:36am 
Блин, это просто СУПЕР, трейлер первый просто а**енен!!!!!!Проголосовал сразу!!!
| Lucifer | May 31, 2014 @ 12:31pm 
Loving the idea and the graphics. too bad i would never dare to play it myself
sergeidart Jan 22, 2014 @ 1:38pm 
А теперь на великом и могучем для обоих Игорей, Игорь-Ниши, в тебя я верю, но тебе надо писать разборчивей))
Игорь-УХ, в тебя я просто верю. Теперь вся надежда на моделлеров и на деньги, такие дела)
ПС. Руки стали лучше, осталось переделать свитер, только, боюсь, когда переделаете какая-нибудь другая моделька будет выбиваться из общего качества, а потом ещё одна... и ещё, и... ну ты понял))
sergeidart Jan 21, 2014 @ 2:24am 
Okey. Right now I can say: "It's amazing"... In russian of couse)
Nishi  [author] Oct 18, 2013 @ 12:00pm 
For now we serious working for expand game content so for now we don't working at voice acting. But we'd like to hear your demo and if we like it when we will work at voice acting we will definitly tell you. Thank you for showing interest in our project.
Orpheus2012 Oct 18, 2013 @ 3:04am 
This game looks awesome so far! Looking forward to seeing it on Steam!
If you're looking for any voice actors, I would be happy to send you a demo! Just add me if you are interested in conversing further on this topic. :)
Live long and prosper!
RanisAthrys Oct 12, 2013 @ 9:25am 
Great graphics and I like the set-up, hoping to see this soon.
snake_mearano Jun 2, 2013 @ 12:32am 
Definitely going to be keeping an eye on this one.
Doubledoor (Yosef) May 2, 2013 @ 11:20am 
Ok, just making sure. Some of these Concept's screenshots are right from google images or other games.