We created a pixel shader that renders the hand-drawn shading based on the dynamic lighting values. The shading effect is animated creating an eerie feel. The player has raytraced shadows. For light coming in through the windows like you see above , we project light frustums in 3D.
The light projects on the player and he blocks the pattern on the ground. All of these details really give the darkness character and make it feel more oppressive, which in turn amplifies the horror of the game. The game features a unique narrative structure where you keep waking up inside another nightmare. This allows us to redefine reality every time you wake up. Players will experience the mind-bending challenge of having to determine what is real and what is just a nightmarish manifestation of the main character's psychological state.
In a nightmare, there will be different options of how to complete them. Depending on what you do, when you wake up, it'll be into a different nightmare and the narrative will branch. Most games' branches converge back on the same story line quickly. In Neverending Nightmares, we keep the narrative branches alive, and they lead to several completely different endings that dramatically change the reality the main character will be waking up into.
Since the game is designed for multiple playthroughs, a single playthrough will be relatively short - probably between hours. Keeping the tension high in a horror game is challenging, and we don't want to put in filler to pad out the game length. However, you won't understand the full meaning of the game until you play through all the different paths and achieve all the endings.
We expect the average player to play through between times, but there will be even more content for those who want to thoroughly explore the world of Neverending Nightmares and experience every possible outcome. The game is heavily influenced by Silent Hill especially 2 because in that series, all the horrific images have meaning and reveal more about the characters. The developers masterfully tell a story through the subtext and horrific incarnations of creatures that occupy the otherworld. This is one of the main goals of Neverending Nightmares. Every aspect of the game reveals more about the psychological state of the main character, Adam, and ties back to the idea of creating the feelings I've struggled with as someone with mental illness.
Amnesia: The Dark Descent is another influence. It's a very scary game with a streamlined and much more modern feel than other recent horror games. There are no clunky combat systems or complex inventory management. It just focuses on the horror!
We plan on doing the same. Neverending Nightmares is semi-autobiographical, so let me tell you a little bit more about myself.
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As mentioned above, I suffer from obsessive-compulsive disorder and depression. My problems were at their worst from , and I suffered greatly. When I moved to Los Angeles to start my career as a game developer, I was very fortunate to get therapy that gave me the tools to cope with my mental illnesses. The game's scope spiraled out of control and my obsessive-compulsive disorder took control of my life. I worked constantly and became quite miserable. After all the time and money I invested in the game, I took it quite hard and began a downward spiral into depression again.
I felt lost and didn't know what to do. More than anything I wanted to remain an indie developer. I decided I would try one last project to make my "dream" game. I wanted to create something personal, important, and would create a positive impact. That's where the ideas for Neverending Nightmares came from.
I hope to help people who are struggling with mental illness. If I can help at least one person, it would justify all the suffering I've endured. It would give meaning to all the horrible things I went through, and that would make my pain worthwhile. I strongly believe that through the game and the developer diaries talking about my battle with mental illness, I can really make a difference in peoples' lives. I can show them that they are not suffering alone!
I can tell them that things can get better. People have already written to me about how I've inspired them, but I want to reach out to a larger audience and help more people! I need your help to do that. If you like what I'm trying to accomplish, please back the project and help me continue on my mission to make terrifying games AND talking honestly about mental illness.
We want your feedback on the game! We want you to participate in discussions with the developers. We want your advice on difficult design decisions that the team is stuck on. By funding the game, you join our community that will help build the game, and your contributions will be recognized in the game credits even if all you do is back the project. In addition, we will have an exclusive backer videos talking more in depth about the development of the project. There will be exclusive backer forums for full discussion with developers and other backers to help guide the game direction.
We also plan to release first look shots and videos to backers too. To be eligible for this match, we commit that this game will be an OUYA exclusive for a period of time. To learn more about OUYA, go to www. It will include Steam keys as well if the game is accepted please help by voting for us on greenlight.myocliccaedes.tk
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Name in credits - Your help is essential to making my nightmares a reality. The Ouya version will be released first with a voucher through the Ouya store.
With beta access you can do just that! Alpha access - If you want to play early builds to watch things as they take shape in the game, get alpha access! Digital art book - The digital art book will include early sketches and concept art and show an evolution of the art style and the assets in game over time. Unreleased novel - Several years ago, I attempted to communicate what I was going through with my mental illness. After completing the first draft, my obsessive nagging voices discouraged me from continuing to work on it. And so on.
Since it is quite rough and I really am unsure of my writing skills, I'm not going to finish it. If you are looking for more of a portrait into the mind of someone suffering for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, I think this will be great for you. Apparently it seems like lots of people, but personally I love it. If you are like me, then this is the reward for you! Poster — Do your walls feel naked and white?
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The characteristics of nightmares vs sleep terrors
And when he would finish, the fear banished for the night, he would just cuddle a bit and go back to sleep. One night, he screamed so loudly that the neighbors over the back fence knocked on our door to make sure everyone was OK. Although less common, sleep terrors that occur in adulthood affect both sexes equally.
Patients who experience sleep terrors do not remember the event when they wake up, which is one component that distinguishes the experience from a nightmare. After a nightmare patients may wake up crying or upset, but they can easily tell you what they were dreaming about and what scared them. This may be because nightmares are more closely linked with psychological trauma. Another characteristic to remember is that sleep terrors tend to happen earlier in the night, usually an hour or two after bedtime during slow-wave sleep, whereas nightmares tend to occur later in the night, during REM sleep.
Sleep terrors are generally triggered when a child is overly tired, or in adults, when they are overly stressed, sleep deprived or after drinking alcohol. Also, consider nocturnal seizures as part of the differential diagnosis, as presentation can be similar.