CONSCRIPT - 2D WW1 Classic Survival Horror!

abeldev

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You guys may remember my little 2D horror game called Project Abel. It has now morphed into a bigger and better project: CONSCRIPT!

CONSCRIPT is a 2D classsic survival horror game set during WW1 with a pixelart lowres aesthetic. It shares game design philosophies with classic Resident Evil and Silent Hill, such as: route planning, bizarre creatures, item management, emphasis on puzzles, strong audio design and fleshed out intricate environments.

Here are some random gifs and images of what I have been working on. I am aiming to have a demo released in around a month. Hopefully a kickstarter too eventually!

Some environments so far:








More gifs:

Trench Night Atmosphere

Watch your back!

Itembox

Breaking some barrels



If you guys are interested please follow me on twitter! Most updates are posted here.

https://twitter.com/ConscriptGame
 

Morendral

Member
The animation of the guy freaking out covering his ears is incredible. Awesome job on the artwork! This looks to be better visually than any Lucas Art's game ever was.

Oh, the rifle rounds don't look like ammunition though, only criticism.
 

abeldev

Member
Thanks guys!!

The animation of the guy freaking out covering his ears is incredible. Awesome job on the artwork! This looks to be better visually than any Lucas Art's game ever was.

Oh, the rifle rounds don't look like ammunition though, only criticism.
Thank you!
Yup, that sprite is still placeholder atm.
 

lolslayer

Member
This looks stunning! I prefer the pixelated look over the HD images at the end of the post though, a personal suggestion would be making all the art pixelated
 

abeldev

Member
This game looks amazing, visually at least. Are you using GMS 2 for this project?
Thank you and of course! That's why I posted here haha.
This looks stunning! I prefer the pixelated look over the HD images at the end of the post though, a personal suggestion would be making all the art pixelated
Thanks. When you view them in game they are actually zoomed in and you can pan around so it's consistent with the resolution of the over world.
 

abeldev

Member
Hey everyone! Conscript has come along way in a short time.

So I'd like to reintroduce it!


During the First World War, a lone French soldier must navigate twisted trenches, scavenge for limited supplies and solve complex puzzles - all whilst fighting for survival in the midst of mankind’s most brutal and horrifying conflict. CONSCRIPT is a new take on classic survival horror.



WISHLIST ON STEAM: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1286990?beta=1

Visit the website: https://www.conscriptgame.com/
Follow progress on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ConscriptGame

CONSCRIPT is a project I have been working on by myself for 3 years now. It was inspired by both my passion for history and love of old school survival horror games. It takes inspiration from classics of the genre, with intertwining level design that promotes route planning, environmental puzzle solving, inventory and item management, methodical combat, and an intense oppressive atmosphere.

As a history undergraduate, I always felt that WW1 was an underutilised period of history in video games, and that it’s strange the majority of horror games default to contemporary settings. Naturally, the brutality and terror of WW1 go hand in hand with the survival horror genre.

In CONSCRIPT, you play as a French soldier searching for his missing-in-action brother during the Battle of Verdun. Will you be able to search twisted trenches, navigate overrun forts, and cross no-mans-land to find him, and ensure a home goes unbroken?
  • Experience classic and methodical survival horror gameplay in a unique historical setting: the Battle of Verdun.
  • Fend off enemy soldiers and disturbing psychological manifestations with a variety of melee weapons and firearms.
  • Navigate intricate level design that promotes item management and route planning, whilst solving complex environmental puzzles.
  • Survive in an intense, harrowing atmosphere boosted by a unique pixel art aesthetic and oppressive sound design.
  • Three distinct areas that intertwine and overlap.
  • Highly re-playable with multiple difficulty settings, alternate scenarios and bonus weapons.

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This is my “official” introduction of Conscript to the world after 3 years of development.

I am hoping to have the game out on Steam by the end of 2020.

Let me know what you guys think! I am currently working on a demo for e3 time.
 

abeldev

Member
The trailer looks and sounds fantastic. The survival horror tone comes through loud and clear. I like the animations and pixel art style.
Thanks so much! it's the first real trailer I've ever created. It was challenging but I feel like I did okay. :)
 

abeldev

Member
I'm happy to announce that Conscript will be coming to Kickstarter on June 9th!

You can check out the KS prelaunch page here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/562623591/conscript-ww1-survival-horror

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Alongside the Kickstarter campaign, I'll be releasing a publicly available demo! I can't wait to see what everyone thinks of it.


EDIT: In order to give George Floyd's funeral service the respect it deserves on June 9th, I am going to be postponing the launch of my Kickstarter campaign to a later date. There are more important things going on right now. Please stay safe everyone!
 
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