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Need Opinions, Guidance...

09-27-2013, 02:09 PM
Joined: Apr 2013
Location: Montreal
Posts: 10
Need Opinions, Guidance...

Hi guys!
I need guidance for a new project I started with an LD friend.
I REALLY can't explain much about it because it's a bit secret, as we have never came across a concept like this.
So please bear with me here.
I'll nevertheless try to not be too cryptic about it (which I'll probably fail at, still).

Anyway... since a lot of you guys have experience, I feel like this place could help guide us through our journey making a truly awesome and unique game.

Let me try to break it down to you.

*Pretty much everyone will have access to this game
*We don't need an engine, that's taken care of
*Maps are already been laid down, organized
*Soundtrack (which is incredible), story, sound design and VA taken care of (although none of last 2 is actually started - but positive tests have been made)

The idea behind it is quite simple : scare the living crap out of people. Truly.
So yes, it's "an horror game".

Ok... so basically we realize now it's a bit much for 2 guys alone.
We'd like the game to come out, and not in 5 years.

Money is not the idea here... but we see the (future) possibilities coming out of this unique project.

The main problem seems to be the visuals right now.

At first, the idea started out of pictures.
We thought we'd use (free) pictures of extremely dark corridors (mostly, since it's mostly an "escape from ________" type of game), disturbing imagery...

Then, we thought we could use drawings instead... but it seems like having to do about 200+ drawings is just too much with everything else we have to do with this project.

So visually, we haven't found a perfect solution, and it's a bit slowing us down because pretty much everything else is rolling.

Any suggestions for us? Ideas we might have overlooked?

Thanks you for sharing your knowledge and wisdom with us.
If things aren't clear enough, ask questions and I'll try to be less cryptic...

Thank you so much, guys! That means a LOT to us

(If I'm in the wrong forum, please forgive me, not sure elsewhere to post this)
09-30-2013, 12:03 PM
Joined: Apr 2013
Location: Montreal
Posts: 10
Excuse my inexperience...

After talking to a bunch of indie game designers, we realize we probably need to hire an artist to do the visual aspect of our project...

Someone able to do (and at ease with) horror themes, ambience, and shadings.
Someone capable of creating art like this :

Corridors :




Staircases :

All is pretty much totally drenched in (extreme) darkness

And inserts as well :

And a couple of other things...
We envision it would require between 70-120 (small) art pieces, basically.

Once we have those, the rest is ready to go...

Just have no idea where to look and how to go about it, though...

I might have extensive experience in music composing, sound designing and writing... going about finding an artist and all that comes with it, I'm totally novice...
I could definitely use some help and/or tips...

Can anyone shed some light on this for me?
The whole project is ready to roll aside for that...