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Aaron BestBy Aaron Best
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Aaron BestBy Aaron Best
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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Apr 5 2016

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PLAYABLE PROLOGUE TEASER AVAILABLE HERE:

http://gamejolt.com/games/i-can-t-sleep-in-silence-it-s-always-darkest/136112

I Can't Sleep in Silence Act One is the first part of a unique anthology series of low res, point and click adventure games (a la 1990s classic Sierra & LucasArts) with adult horror themes merged with a bleak Film Noir style, drawing from inspiration as wide as Raymond Chandler, Alfred Hitchcock, HP Lovecraft, Fritz Lang, Steven Moffat, Edvard Munch, Stephen King, Allan Moore and Philip K Dick.

Expected Release Date: October 2016

In 2004, Detective Warren Blake cornered 'The Abacus' - an arithmomaniac serial killer who had terrorized the unsuspecting residents of Woodport with his seemingly random acts of violence... counting down his victims 7...6...5...4...

It was an encounter that cost more than just Abacus' life...

Now, over ten years later, the mystery of what happened that night is known only to Blake, but violent death once again hits this small English city when a man is butchered in his hotel room.

All the clues lead to only one possible suspect...

Is it possible that a man can kill from beyond the grave???

Promoted to DCI, Blake gets unwillingly entangled in a plot that stretches both his beliefs and his sanity...

Although having a similar feeling to classic point and click adventure games, I Can't Sleep in Silence takes a much more adult and realistic view - Out are the adventure game cliche tactics of 'pick-up-every-item-because-you'll obviously-need-it-later' or 'Use-everything-on-everything' and the illogical puzzles (Cat hair mustache anyone?) in favor of a much more investigative feel - such as collecting clues as well as items, drawing connections and making deductions to progress the story.

Having created games since I was 11 years old (20 years ago now) I Can't Sleep in Silence represents the culmination of the lessons learned and skills I've gathered from what has essentially been my hobby.

I've got a real passion for 1940s Film Noir - Hard-boiled detectives with a bleak outlook set against a backdrop of economic depression and political uncertainty. The genre naturally lends itself to be naturally paired with my other great passion - Horror.

I've worked on this game for almost two years now, It's been a labour of love and I'm seeking the funding to enable me to dedicate more resources to ensure I can realise my vision in the most effective way.

Each game in the planned series can be enjoyed on it's own with a stand alone narrative or enjoyed as a larger story once each part is released. I hope with the support of backers I'll be able to merge my passions for Retro Gaming, Film Noir, Strong Narratives, Horror and Police Procedural into an unforgettable experience...

 This being a labour of love the game is around 60% complete - that's why I'm asking for only a small amount for the final push... 

This project is not about making money - it's about realising my vision of a professional quality engaging experience.

Any funds raised will allow me to dedicate more time by paying for food and water (and coffee) over the upcoming months, plus allow me to bring on new talent for animation and sound design.

Risks and challenges

As it stands the game is approx 60% complete which I've achieved purely on passion, hard work (and lots of coffee-fueled late nights) so realistically nothing is going to stop the production of this game.

The biggest challenge I've had to face so far was ensuring that the basics were right - ensuring the engine was robust enough to build on, now that's out of the way I'm in a position where all I need is the support to allow myself to a) dedicated more time to the project and b) bring on some fresh new talent in animation and sound design.

This really is a labour of love...

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