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A psychological horror adventure inspired by H. P. Lovecraft and set in a massive, decaying mental institute.
An epic supernatural horror adventure set in a massive, decaying mental institute. Inspired by H. P. Lovecraft, Hammer Films and the atmospheric horror of yesteryear. Coming as soon as we can. We swear.
An epic supernatural horror adventure set in a massive, decaying mental institute. Inspired by H. P. Lovecraft, Hammer Films and the atmospheric horror of yesteryear. Coming as soon as we can. We swear.
3,169 backers pledged $119,426 to help bring this project to life.

So Long 2013, and Thanks for All the Tentacles...


Hello there, my dearest loonies! This is going to be an unusually short update because, let's face it, we all want to party right now and the least thing you need is a long-winded letter that you will either a) neglect altogether or b) completely forget after the fourth or fifth cocktail.

But, I would like to say a couple of things here, and no, I'm not going to be all sentimental and cloy — I think we're way past that. I do want to let you know, however, that we all at Senscape are extremely grateful for your support and having made 2013 one heck of a memorable year in our lives. This Kickstarter has been a milestone for our company and, while we couldn't give you Asylum this year, rest assured that thanks to you its development is continuing as smoothly as possible. No matter how awesome 2013 was, we're positive that 2014 is going to be even more groundbreaking, with a horror game that you won't ever forget and some surprises that we're planning for you.

In case you missed it, we recorded a short piece for the traditional Adventure Gamer's holiday greetings. The whole video includes many familiar faces and celebrities: Ken and Roberta Williams, Tim Schafer, Josh Mandel, Scott Murphy, Bob Bates, and so many others. I'm not sure what we're doing there, but hey, we were invited. Check out our appearance at the 7:24 mark to see how your support has greatly improved our professional situation. Be warned, though: it's rather bizarre.


Speaking of surprises, a bunch of depressing but oddly appealing screenshots have been making the rounds on the social networks. What is this thing? What is going on? Is this Asylum? Is it something else? Am I going bald? But I'm not here today to answer those questions. Actually, I can definitely tell you that it's not Asylum. We even have a hashtag: #NotAsylum.

Here's the thing: you will find out what this is very soon, and I can guarantee that you're going to love it. Most importantly, it hasn't impacted much on our Asylum schedule as it's more of a collaborative effort. Stay tuned... very tuned.

Well, that's it for now. I hope you have a great time today, and thanks again for being the most awesome backers in all the Kickstartersphere. I will be drinking in your names tonight — that's right, all 3169... one by one.

See you next year!



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    1. Riggo on January 2, 2014

      @Serena... Got caught up on all of the articles and twitter stuff... Gee what a surprise!!! Paul has scared everyone off.

      I did see in one of his tweats, that after over a month, he figured out that the way he treated you was wrong and he tried to apologize.... The problem is that eventually, he needs to figure out that he needs to be on some kind of meds!!!

    2. Agustín Cordes 2-time creator on January 1, 2014

      @ThomasN: I actually had the immense pleasure to meet Bob Bates earlier this year. One of the most talented and pleasant developers in this industry :)

    3. Serena Nelson - Hero of the AGRM
      on January 1, 2014

      @Riggo: I loved Josh's (and, of course, Agustin's) segments. As for Polyester Paul, I haven't heard much from him since the articles (particularly the RPS one) hit. Hopefully he's gone for good so I can have a quiet new year.

    4. Palindrome Bob-XSF-I'm in AGL589-BG5.22
      on January 1, 2014

      Somehow I have come across the FMV Christmas 2013-video a couple of days ago and indeed, there were a couple of very familiar faces in them, some of which are still working on their KS-project even. :-) As to the social rounds, I don't visit them much so it might even be that hashtag will feature totally outside of my 'view'.
      ### Member of the Pinkerton Road Cavalry ###
      ### Dreamfall Traveller ###

    5. Fate on January 1, 2014

      @ advmal: Now I feel a good deal sicker... @ advmal: The comment was intended to make people sick, which is not easily done with this group. Love always! : )

    6. Fate on January 1, 2014

      @ Sean B. Brown: The comment was intended to make people sick, which is not easily done with this group. Love always! : )

    7. Riggo on January 1, 2014

      Obviously, our own warden was the star of the holiday video, but Josh was pretty funny as well. I wonder what happened to Paul Troll... Have they finally muzzled him or just locked him up?

    8. BigD on January 1, 2014

      Looking forward to the #NotAsylum treat!

    9. ThomasN on January 1, 2014

      Wow, you are in a video with Bob Bates. The alien really must have helped you to meet the cool kids :-)

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      kristen maksuta on January 1, 2014

      The alien was typing!!! It was TYPING!

      lol, good times, good times.

    11. Christoph Zürcher on January 1, 2014

      Happy new year, and I'm intrigued by the screenshot.

      P.S.: Your video contribution is hilarious.

    12. advmal on December 31, 2013

      Forget peace on earth - may the reign of the almighty Cthulhu begin!

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      Sean B. Brown on December 31, 2013

      Wow, fantastic video. Thanks for linking it, Agustin! You know, you should make a comedic game with you voicing the main character. I think it'd be fun. You're always very amusing.

    14. Fate on December 31, 2013

      Peace on earth!

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      Brian on December 31, 2013

      Given the genre, I expect, and require, you to take a shot of Absinthe in my name!

      Happy New Year... May all your nightmares, I mean Dreams, come true!

    16. Dave Hopman on December 31, 2013

      Ah, at last a bed to sleep in, in this dump of an Asylum (sorry Serena, the Bed's mine!)!

      A Happy and Crazy New Year to you, Agustin and to all the crazies!

    17. Serena Nelson - Hero of the AGRM
      on December 31, 2013

      That bed looks so inviting. I think I'll take a nap. :3

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      Tychoxi on December 31, 2013

      Happy New year! see you all at the Asylum...

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      Andrea J. Harrell on December 31, 2013

      Love it, I am soooo drooling at the mouth!!! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!

    20. Stew OotG Knight/Captain Bloodcoffee on December 31, 2013

      69! :P
      I do love your accent Agustín, great update and love the video!!
      Look forward to the side project, i've heard great things. :D