A downloadable game

"It's just an animal. It's just the trees. It's just the dark…"

"It's just the dark" is a first-person horror/thriller about experiencing irrational fear and perhaps developing some empathy for those that live with it on a daily basis

Game play involves walking along a linear forest path and directing your smartphone flashlight at anything that frightens you. But beware, your battery wont last forever. The frightening game play moments are anticipated by environmental audio effects and animated models.

The primary aesthetic generated is Sensation. This feeling will be delivered by terrifying and disorienting the player. Terror comes from anticipation, tension, and feelings of being watched by an unknown entity. The post-effects, camera, movement and the dynamic environment work to disorientate. The game also aims to communicate feelings of desolation and loneliness through the surroundings. The transition from a claustrophobic environment heavy with anticipation (and the occasional jump scare) to a bleak and desolate wasteland should also assist to disorientate.


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This looks like it will be really cool.

Thanks. I will be changing the design goals a little on account of life stuff over the last year but yeah I like it, it's personal, plus there is certainly a demand for horror(ish) games on itch ;)

This sounds really fun cant wait to experience it

Thank you, me too!