Gray Chamber [KS+] [Challenge] [Large] [Hard / Very Hard / Lunatic]

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IMPORTANT UPDATE!
The final polished version of this level is finally here! I would like to give major credits and thanks to Anton Ergo and Gliperal for making the issues of the beta version clear to me. I have fixed many of those, aswell as rather confusing design choices and detours that could result in progress loss.

Hello everyone! I am a somewhat new member in this community, but!
I have this level that I have been working on from what is January of 2021, according to old files. I've had several breaks, with my final one ending in spring / summer of 2023. So, be aware that this level might be a bit messy.

But, aside from that, it should be a pretty alright challenging experience in a sinister atmosphere. My best guess for describing Gray Chamber's difficulty more accurately would be a good comparison with Dark Sea 2 at moments, as it did influence my work a lot after I had beat it, and to be honest, I did not even have plans for this level to be lunatic in the first place! It is also quite lengthy, with about 750 screens last time I checked, and when you also consider the level's difficulty, it becomes even lengthier. So do keep that in mind, I guess. :Р

Some previews:






So... what are you waiting for?
Download (Dropbox): Gray Chamber.knytt.bin
Download (knyttlevels): Gray Chamber.knytt.bin

(Requires KS+)
« Last Edit: February 19, 2024, 10:20:28 by Aradiant »

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Re: Gray Chamber [Challenge] [Large] [Hard / Very Hard / Lunatic]
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2024, 23:53:17 »
Neat. I'll give this a play when I can.

Just a note, though. It appears this level requires KS+, but that wasn't mentioned anywhere in your forum post. Might want to add that information. I tried installing it on standard KS first.
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Re: Gray Chamber [KS+] [Challenge] [Large] [Hard / Very Hard / Lunatic]
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2024, 01:55:10 »
Oops, my bad. I forgot that KS+ isn't the only KS that exists, silly me. Fixed that.

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Re: Gray Chamber [KS+] [Challenge] [Large] [Hard / Very Hard / Lunatic]
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2024, 18:45:53 »

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Re: Gray Chamber [KS+] [Challenge] [Large] [Hard / Very Hard / Lunatic]
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2024, 06:30:46 »
So, I've just finished my first playthrough, and got to what I assume is the bad ending.

I might try again for a better ending at some point, but I don't think I've ever beaten a KS level as hard as that one. :p Hopefully the other path(s) aren't quite as harrowing.

Overall, I think the level and the challenges were very well designed, but man does the level earn its 'Lunatic' rating.
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Re: Gray Chamber [KS+] [Challenge] [Large] [Hard / Very Hard / Lunatic]
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2024, 07:22:19 »
Ah, good to know you finished it! Even though the difficulty was insanely ramped up at certain points (I was definitely hit with a load of inspiration from Dark Sea 2's clever challenge design and execution when making those), I hope you still enjoyed the experience. <3

For the different route, it's an entirely different path. The length of it is similar to the main route, however, it's packed with even more lunatic challenges. If you hit a roadblock there, don't hesitate to Ctrl + Shift + C. Good luck! ;)

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Re: Gray Chamber [KS+] [Challenge] [Large] [Hard / Very Hard / Lunatic]
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2024, 10:00:02 »
I like the exploration levels but I also like the challenge levels. This one is calling me :-) next one !