A short isometic sci-fi horror game.

You have been drafted to investigate the disappearance of the crew of the research vessel VALIS XI. Explore the abandoned spacecraft to uncover the mystery of their fate, and the discovery that led to their demise.


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Controls:

Use [arrow] keys or [WASD] to move.

[C] to change the camera perspective style (prurely cosmetic).

[R] to rotate the controls. There are three settings:

  • Default: 0 degrees (up is top left)
  • 45 degrees: Up is up - best for non-keyboard controllers
  • 90 degrees (up is top right)

Fullscreen encouraged, and turn off your lights!

PHOTOSENSITIVITY WARNING: Some mild flashing lights


Originally made in  under 1 week for Curdle Jam #20 - Descent Into Madness.


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Credits:

Programming, story and music by jpbash.


Assets:

Smallest Pixel by Style-7

Stylized Astronaut by Pulsar Bytes

Sci-Fi Styled Modular Pack by karboosx

Insectoid Crab Monster by LB3D

Destructor Spaceship by Eldanu


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Development log

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i like the graphic! This game is good! I'd like to play a full version of it (a longer version)

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Good!

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Pretty much 100% sure that the game is, in fact, a loop. Reasoning: First, the body of the first dead crew member looks like you (just...more dead). Second, the room where the gate slams behind you has a bookcase (top right corner) that notes that there's the word "Remember" carved into it, with (a) tally mark on it. I believe that every time you complete a loop, you get another tally mark, but I'm not going to be the guy that plays the game over 100 times trying to find a secret.

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Great game. love the ending. There is a bit of a weird map loop in the room that views the planet. 

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I haven't even found the first generator I'm still stuck :') 

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ayooo im stuck. i turned off the generator, encountered whatever the hell that thing was that ran from under the stairs, and explored everything. am i missing something?


nvm, just solved it. 10/10! tho i got spoiled in the comments

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This was awesome! Very atmospheric and I loved the twist at the end.
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Amazing game. The sound design was incredible. Although, the ways of finding the generators were quite confusing and unclear and I struggled for a while before finding them pretty much by accident. It also seems like the links between rooms are messed up in the final area.

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Really like it, I don't know if someone noticed but if you stand still for about 10 minutes, you will hear some kind of noise like when you look slenderman馃槄

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Great little game, some hints of old Adventure titles, and I really like the visual style and the minimal controls.

Regarding the second generator, there's a dead person with a note that says they barricaded a door "opposite the vending machine" and there's another hint about "under the stairs."

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Awesome job! However, I had also issues disabling the second generator.

maybe i'm just stupid but i couldn't find a way to turn of the downstairs generator. pretty cool atmosphere tho

Has anyone been able to reach an ending? Seems most comments are from people who enjoyed it but couldn't finish due to bugs. Would love to play this to the end but also don't wanna spoil it by watching a vid lol

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Played it, is the loop the ending? Or how many times do you do it lol.

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It's a loop, that's the impression I got

I'm not sure if I did something wrong but I can't progress :( I explored all the rooms and said hello to our friend but I can't find the generator. I did find our friend before I did anything else so that may have done something? I'll try again just in case.

It's under the stairs. there's a spot on the floor above that informs you it's there. Also good luck after that!

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I am going to be jumpscared let's find out?

(Game Did Not Load) BRUH ALERT BRUHHHHHHH

were you?

the game did not load. bruh

or did you wimp out

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No I didn't't

I have chills. Really great game.

oh god. oh man. i really don't like this (in a good way)

Hello! Your game was pretty cool, I liked the graphics and the music/sound was pretty good (except for the ear-piercing thing). I got stuck in the game, does it have an end? Was fun!

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Not sure if I did something wrong but I couldn't figure out what to do. I went under the stairs and turned off the generator then wandered around but found nothing.

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Same here, not sure if there's a bug for the generator room but it doesn't seem to stay powered down whenever you leave the scene/area.


Love the atmosphere of the game though!

Wait you guys found the generator? I'm stuck ._. Yeah I'm not the best at games sometimes LOL 

This was great, really enjoyed the whole experience!

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I got goosebump when the time loop 

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Nice game.

what do you do?

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TIME IS A FLAT CIRCLE AND WE ARE IN THE BLACK IRON PRISON

Like it very much! I think that I found a bug though, there are 2 doors leading to the conference room: the bridge and the one previous to the bridge. Hope it helps!

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amazing game, absolutely amazin

Damn, I loved this. The aesthetic is so cool, and the atmosphere... wow

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Clearly an outstanding little game ! Simple yet effective, the sound design is really great, the ambience and loved the overall experience. 

And wow, those options with camera was awesome !

Thanks for the game and the experience :)

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Why the game is dark? I cant play this

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this is such a blatant copy of amongus

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Well, Amongus is a poor, shoddy, half-baked, overrated ripoff of Space Station 13.  The world keeps turning...

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ofcourse, people would always mistaken something in general is the original of a popular stuff that only relates to the friggin game, it's so annoying when a spaceship that exists in general first was accused as a copy of a literal overrated game

This is clearly a joke my guys

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This was awesome, i only looped twice so far so i dont know if theres actually a way out of this cyclical time loopiness, but i love me some timey wimey wibbly wobblyness man. plus the lighting was great, and the resolution gives it a cool aesthetic. nice work, would love to see a longer bigger fleshed out version with an ending. but as it is, its still awesome.

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Not sure if it's my computer that's to fault here but everything is black, I hear the character walking and see text but nothing else.

Just checked the video Meuawan made and from what I can tell there is no lighting.

Good concept!!

hi i played your game in my stream!

https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1286605293?t=1h45m25s

I feel like there's probably a secret ending, where you have to play through three times based on the hints at the conference table. Its easy to die to the spiders and run from them, but I'm not sure how to kill them.

can you make a downloadable version?

a downloadable version will be included with the next major update - watch this space

thank you

Well, I'll play it on browser...

You can download every web game with the desktop app of itch.io

thankyou

Great game! Love the graphics, really adding some creepiness to it. The secret passage near the vending machine kinda confuse me a bit since I can't jump.

Amazing work!

Can there be a downloadable version pls?

Very good!

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