[Challenge] [Medium/Hard] The Elevator Beneath The Valve

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[Challenge] [Medium/Hard] The Elevator Beneath The Valve
« on: February 15, 2010, 16:53:43 »
//THE ELeVATOR BENEaTH TTT:THe VALvE//



The air down here is of thickened, strangling mass. A gentle resonance gives way to almighty mechanic/bestial rumbling. Slowly, hymnal tones cascade through the walls amongst the crawling filth. "Humanity..." she thinks "is not far away."


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This is a short little level, only 100 screens or so, an industrial horror-cum-platformer. I don't intend to make it jumpy, this is a slow build if anything.

I've composed 20 minutes of industrial ambient for this - It'll be best played with headphones. Overall, I hope it's a unique experience, at least. Expect this around late March.
« Last Edit: March 07, 2010, 00:56:16 by Aptequar »
Troi'r wythnos yn flwyddyn, troi'r flwyddyn yn dair.
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and it's equilibrium The Elevator Beneath The Valve

Re: The Elevator Beneath The Valve
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2010, 18:30:24 »
Holy CRAP, this sounds AWESOME. Really looking forward to it.

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Re: The Elevator Beneath The Valve
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2010, 05:04:59 »
This is the best level preview I have ever seen!

I love the premise, and I know you can't go wrong with custom music! I'm looking forward to this a lot!


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Re: The Elevator Beneath The Valve
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2010, 13:55:54 »
Sounds very very interesting, I love a lot KS's Creepy Atmospheres  :D

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Re: The Elevator Beneath The Valve
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2010, 21:55:18 »
Can't really say if it *looks* promising yet (as there are no screenshots ;-)), but it certainly *sounds* interesting!

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Re: The Elevator Beneath The Valve
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2010, 18:27:39 »
there are no screenshots



lol hmpf?

One of the most impressive preview screens I've seen. Sounds like a very nice concept and there aint so much for ks in this direction. The 20 minute comp sounds just awesome as well. I'll look for this in late march, if it will get done  :)

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Re: The Elevator Beneath The Valve
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2010, 19:05:24 »
there are no screenshots

lol hmpf?

One of the most impressive preview screens I've seen. Sounds like a very nice concept and there aint so much for ks in this direction. The 20 minute comp sounds just awesome as well. I'll look for this in late march, if it will get done  :)

Well, to me that was not an actual screenshot from the level. It looked like a screenshot of the title screen. Which, in my experience, often has very little to do with the look of the level itself.

None of this means that I think this will not be a good level, of course. Aptequar has a good track record, from what I've seen, so I fully expect this to be great. *g*

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Re: The Elevator Beneath The Valve
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2010, 20:06:40 »
Well, to me that was not an actual screenshot from the level. It looked like a screenshot of the title screen. Which, in my experience, often has very little to do with the look of the level itself.

I'd definitely agree. Book, cover, etc.  :P

Still, like Hmpf,  I'm really interested in seeing where this level goes  :^^:

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Re: The Elevator Beneath The Valve
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2010, 04:45:22 »
This is the kind of levels that attract alot of people. Even the name can make it sound so awsome! I just cant wait till release! :D
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Re: The Elevator Beneath The Valve
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2010, 07:14:58 »
That image just blew me away. Although, as mentioned earlier, the actual level is quite different from a representative image.
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Re: The Elevator Beneath The Valve
« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2010, 22:25:54 »
Thanks so much for the comments, everyone. It really means alot. ^^ A few more like that and you might actually coax a preview screen out of me. :D

This level is on track for a late March-early April release, just to let you know.
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and it's equilibrium The Elevator Beneath The Valve

Re: The Elevator Beneath The Valve
« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2010, 05:40:15 »
Screenie! Screenie!

Well, there's not much to compliment on besides the info screen, which is smashing by the way.
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Re: The Elevator Beneath The Valve
« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2010, 09:17:17 »
Shoop skills /= KS skills.
This might turn out to be really good, but an impressive preview screen really says noting about the quality of the actual level.
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Re: The Elevator Beneath The Valve
« Reply #13 on: March 04, 2010, 16:15:19 »
I'm being cautiously optimistic here :)

Put up a screenshot so we know what to expect 8D
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Re: The Elevator Beneath The Valve
« Reply #14 on: March 05, 2010, 09:00:22 »
Between the splash image and the teaser text, I'm reminded of both this recording  (which, like Don't Eat the Mushroom, is best played blind the first time) and the Submachine series of games. The level may not be anything like either one, but in the meantime my interest is piqued.

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