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A psychological horror adventure inspired by H.P. Lovecraft and set in a massive, decaying mental institute. Currently in alpha status and being tested by our courageous backers!
3,169 backers pledged $119,426 to help bring this project to life.

The Case Of The Shadow Over The Whisperer In The Asylum Of Madness

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My mind is a maelstrom of conflicting emotions; ecstasy, doubt, and fear are all struggling for the supremacy of my conscience. I’m jotting down these few disjointed words, with my last remaining breath, while the flickering light of a waning candle projects whimsical and grotesque shadows on the stone walls around me. There’s some hope left.

Recent events at Senscape have shaken the foundation of our beliefs and grasped knowledge, bringing us closer to terrifying perspectives of reality and ushering in a new dark age of unguessed horrors. I reluctantly raise my sight to gaze upon the blasphemous vistas through the stained windows, and I cow back in disgust. Somehow, the sinister shadows crawling in the back corner of this desolate room, as if they were sentient creatures from unhallowed spheres of existence, are more welcoming than the skyey voids injected in blood hovering outside this accursed asylum. No… maybe there’s no hope.

But I must still find the right words to communicate these news to our backers, for they change everything. Our project is reaching levels of unutterable dread, a quality that was never even remotely fathomed during our humble inception. A dilemma of far-reaching consequences has been haunting my nightmares and my pulse trembles as I come to realize that this decision has already been made. May the Black Goat of the Woods have mercy on our souls, and the souls of those who willingly demanded we unleash unknown terrors upon them. I can feel it coming… You fools! You just don’t realize it yet! Gusts of charnel winds howling outside bring nefarious news from forsaken lands, and a looming darkness above me prefaces the impending doom. I know now… it is hopeless.

The secret is out. I need more time to elaborate in its intricacies, yet the indescribable entity known as Riggo hailing from the farthest maggoty undergrounds of evil stalks my every move. I’m not sure how to appease the fury of this hulking menace and the thousands of voices begging for more, pounding in my head, anxious to revel in the decaying and execrable corridors of this ungodly place, prowling, creeping, screaming… N’gha! Eehye nglui… Next week… will reveal more… just please… No! NO! Black-beard—slithering appendages—unimaginable dimensions—Riggo save me! Vugtlagln mglw’nafh phlegeth! Vulgtm! VULG—

Comments

    1. Creator Karim Aouamri on May 1, 2014

      Really happy to follow your team !

    2. Creator Adam Minder on April 30, 2014

      Amazingly atmospheric. I particularly loved the thunder. Great sounds, great look. I adore that sense of atmosphere in horror games. Great job!!

    3. Creator Julie Dinkins on April 28, 2014

      Best kickstarter update EVER!! I mean... of all the projects I've backed!

    4. Creator Fate on April 28, 2014

      Wonderfully beautiful writing! Bravo!

    5. Creator Freebooter69 on April 28, 2014

      Looks great so far but the foliage looks static. Needs some swaying in the wind kind of thing.

    6. Creator Agustín Cordes on April 26, 2014

      Thanks all for the wonderful comments, as usual! Serena is right though, we should start worshipping the Crawling Chaos. Gooey slime always wins!

    7. Creator Agustín Cordes on April 26, 2014

      @Steven We're not entirely sure yet but, as I will explain in the upcoming update, we have taken a decision that should speed up things without sacrificing a bit of quality -- on the contrary, we're about to show more stunning progress :)

    8. Creator Cleo on April 26, 2014

      It looks gorgeous! The sky and thunderstorm add so much to the mood. Great work.

    9. Creator Serena Nelson - Hero of the AGRM on April 26, 2014

      And the Black Goat is so yesteryear. Everyone knows that the Crawling Chaos is where it's at these days.

    10. Creator Serena Nelson - Hero of the AGRM on April 26, 2014

      Dear lord. Riggo got to Agustin. There goes the game. This is what you get when you invoke the terrible terror that is the AGRM.

    11. Creator Steven Raaymakers on April 26, 2014

      Release date? o.O

    12. Creator Riggo on April 25, 2014

      Hmmmm.... "Maggoty".... I think I resemble that remark. Drunken maggoty may have been better. ;-)

    13. Creator Palindrome Bob-XSF-I'm in AGL589-BG5.22 on April 25, 2014

      Oh dear, you are no match for the KS warrior called Riggo, especially not if there's a goat involved.
      ### Member of the Pinkerton Road Cavalry ###
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    14. Creator Manly Stump on April 25, 2014

      What an eccentric performance!

    15. Creator William O'Meallain on April 25, 2014

      Moving cloud formations and the weather...it's those "small" details that make a game... :D

    16. Creator BigD on April 25, 2014

      The dreaded Riggo will steal Agustin to the land of Hops and Barley and that will be the last we will ever see of our warden.

    17. Creator Michael Hartmann on April 25, 2014

      *Agustín*
      Stupid auto-correct.

    18. Creator Michael Hartmann on April 25, 2014

      I fear the worst. The dreaded Riggo is haunting Augustin. We might not see him again and if we do his poor, tortured mind will probably be in an even worse state than it is now.

    19. Creator Snake on April 25, 2014

      This is how I feel after reading your mad-rant:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch…