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Dusk Golem
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(03-18-2017, 07:10 AM)
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Narcosis launches on Steam, Oculus and Xbox One on March 28th, 2017 for $19.99.


Narcosis New Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFMEF5CCxt8



Narcosis Steam Page



For those who know nothing about the game, it stars a man who becomes trapped deep in the pacific ocean. It is sunless, he is alone stranded on the seafloor with low light, only a few tools, and needs to find a way in his industrial diving suit to surface above water as both his oxygen and sanity begin to give out.

This game started as a student project but has been in the works for a few years and releases at the end of this month. There were some new screens as well which I'll post here:

OniBarubary
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(03-18-2017, 07:12 AM)
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Those aren't monsters, that's just normal sea life.

Which is way more terrifying.
Dusk Golem
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(03-18-2017, 07:19 AM)
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Originally Posted by OniBarubary

Those aren't monsters, that's just normal sea life.

Which is way more terrifying.

Yup, one of their big goals was to explore more of the horrors of the deep sea, though there is a sanity angle also being played here. Deep Sea Horror does need more exploring, and happy the game is both close to release but also looks like it's really shaped up.
Chalupa Batman
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(03-18-2017, 07:23 AM)
HAHAHAHAHA NOPE NOPE NOPE. Nopeeeee. Would probably be amazing in VR but I would die so it's not happening.
VlaudTheImpaler
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(03-18-2017, 07:23 AM)
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Will follow and try to support because I want to see more games with these kind of underwater settings. Would be great if this where a space mission where you where exploring an alien water planet and things went wrong. Or a lovecraftian underwater exploration/character action game in the vein of dark souls. But I'll take it.

This is my jam man.
GuardianE
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(03-18-2017, 07:23 AM)
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This looks absolutely terrifying in concept.
hughesta
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(03-18-2017, 07:25 AM)
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This seems fantastic, would love to give this a go someday. Loved SOMA and would adore more games with this setting.
Zetta
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(03-18-2017, 07:27 AM)
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Originally Posted by Chalupa Batman

HAHAHAHAHA NOPE NOPE NOPE. Nopeeeee. Would probably be amazing in VR but I would die so it's not happening.

Yup my exact thought.....
Omega Kirby
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(03-18-2017, 07:37 AM)
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Finally more underwater games, theres a big lack of those.
Roussow
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(03-18-2017, 07:43 AM)
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I really wanted more of the deep sea stuff from SOMA, this should scratch that itch.
v1lla21
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(03-18-2017, 07:46 AM)
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Thanks for sharing this! I'm loving the fact that we've been getting more deep sea or ocean related games as of late. It's one of my favorite "untapped" areas in games.
KenOD
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(03-18-2017, 09:05 AM)
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"Pressure Kills: High-stress situations accelerate oxygen intake, distorting sight, sound, space and time."

What a smart idea for perception changes and "freak out" moments in a horror game. After years of Eternal Darkness, various Lovecraft, and other "otherworld madness" changing reality, an actual realistic excuse for it makes me smile.
Jhoan
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(03-18-2017, 09:20 AM)
Finally the game that Indie Jeff Mattas of ex-Weekend Confirmed fame spoke about voicing on DLC is almost out. That guy had a cool voice fit for VA. I remember Garnet Lee praising it once for the atmosphere and the voice over based on the demo he played. It looks pretty cool and spooky.
fastmower
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(03-18-2017, 09:23 AM)
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Everybody play SOMA. This looks interesting as well.
ArtHands
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(03-18-2017, 09:29 AM)
Its going to be on OSVR and HTC Vive too
Nudull
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(03-18-2017, 09:49 AM)
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Okay, this looks awesome. Underwater horror has me sold.
Stiler
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(03-18-2017, 09:55 AM)
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SOMA was my GOTY for 2015 so definitely checking out this game.

We need more ocean/underwater settings in games period.
Lom1lo
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(03-18-2017, 09:56 AM)
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Lol no way, subnautica is already killing me. I cant take this underwater creepy stuff
Lanrutcon
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(03-18-2017, 09:59 AM)
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Unless it comes with a pack of man diapers: nope.

The deep sea scares the shit out of me.
Goose_Se7en
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(03-18-2017, 10:06 AM)
Looks sick, reminds me of SOMA. Any word if it'll release on PS4?

Also I know it can't be but does the narrator/protagonist voice sound like RDJ?
Last edited by Goose_Se7en; 03-18-2017 at 10:08 AM.
Melchiah
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(03-18-2017, 10:13 AM)
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This is what the developer said about a PS4 release on their FB page.

https://www.facebook.com/NarcosisGame/

We'd have loved to have PS/VR ready at launch, but it's too much for handle for a small, first-time team. We've got kits "in office," but we're already shipping across several SKUs and languages; would have been more than we can do right by... Sorry, but hope you'll find another way to play?

Some images from there:

Sn4ke_911
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(03-18-2017, 10:13 AM)
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How about fucking NOPE

Goose_Se7en
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(03-18-2017, 10:14 AM)

Originally Posted by Melchiah

This is what the developer said about a PS4 release on their FB page.

https://www.facebook.com/NarcosisGame/


Some images from there:

That sucks, I really wanted to try it on PSVR. Guess Xbox One it is then.
Melchiah
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(03-18-2017, 10:16 AM)
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Originally Posted by Goose_Se7en

That sucks, I really wanted to try it on PSVR. Guess Xbox One it is then.

They don't rule out the possibility of it coming there later on though.
Lom1lo
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(03-18-2017, 10:20 AM)
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this pictures already nope the fuck out of me. Underwater creatures are the worst
Triggerhappytel
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(03-18-2017, 10:28 AM)
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Looks really good. I love the deep sea. It's fascinating and terrifying in equal measure.
HyperZone<3
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(03-18-2017, 10:29 AM)
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has anybody died of fright playing a VR game yet?

cause this right here looks like a decent enough candidate to start a fatal heart attack or two.
Soul of the Beast
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(03-18-2017, 10:31 AM)
Being a big fan of deep sea horror I can't express how excited I am about this game.

The art style and atmosphere look perfect, the lighting even remind me of F.E.A.R.2



Seems like PS4 version won't be coming soon, if at all. They do have the dev kits though.
Last edited by Soul of the Beast; 03-18-2017 at 10:36 AM.
Zomba13
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(03-18-2017, 10:35 AM)
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Originally Posted by Sn4ke_911

How about fucking NOPE

One thing I love (HATE) about that thing is you just scroll down and down and down and the tentacles KEEP GOING.
Anung
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(03-18-2017, 10:50 AM)
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Fuck this game.

day one
televator
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(03-18-2017, 10:57 AM)
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FuuuuuuuuuuuuuuUUUUUUUUuuuuuuuuuuuCK. Certain sections Endless Ocean terrified me...
ArtHands
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(03-18-2017, 11:08 AM)
I am going to play it on HTC Vive

Hope i survive
Shredderi
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(03-18-2017, 11:11 AM)
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Hitting my biggest phobia. Gonna have to play this... Propably.
F!ReW!Re
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(03-18-2017, 11:11 AM)
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As someone who's experienced nitrogen narcosis while diving, this shit seems terrifying...
Possumowner
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(03-18-2017, 11:13 AM)
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Oh boy thats creepy,i really really need to buy into pc vr for stuff like this
BabyFaceKillah
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(03-18-2017, 11:14 AM)
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No thank you lol

I'm already paranoid of deep water don't need nothing adding to it

Crazy how scary normal shit like this could be
EGM1966
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(03-18-2017, 11:25 AM)
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Oh yeah looks terrific. I'll give it a shot.
Dusk Golem
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(03-18-2017, 02:02 PM)
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Originally Posted by BabyFaceKillah

No thank you lol

I'm already paranoid of deep water don't need nothing adding to it

Crazy how scary normal shit like this could be

I appreciate how they're grounding a lot in more plausible explanations, with deep sea narcosis being a real thing and a good explanation for decreasing sanity, oxygen and pressure under the sea playing role. And of course, actual deep sea creatures, the closest thing we have on Earth to things we actually perceive as monsters.
Lady Siara
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(03-18-2017, 05:06 PM)
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This is kind of my dream setting for a horror game. I'm in.
Luminaire
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(03-18-2017, 05:08 PM)
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WHY?!!?

The sea is the absolute worst thing in the entire universe!

...bought
ironcreed
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(03-18-2017, 05:09 PM)
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Originally Posted by Lady Siara

This is kind of my dream setting for a horror game. I'm in.

Yep, I have been asking for a game like this since forever. My greatest fear is the sea, no question about it.
HeavenlyE
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(03-18-2017, 05:10 PM)
Game looks great but I can't take underwater horror levels at all, I can barely get past underwater sections in non horror games
Dusk Golem
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(03-19-2017, 03:44 AM)
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Originally Posted by HeavenlyE

Game looks great but I can't take underwater horror levels at all, I can barely get past underwater sections in non horror games

Horror games in the ocean are usually less 'underwater levels' as much as they're set in the deep sea, given this does have some underwater mechanics seen in gameplay so I can understand. I personally think underwater can work very well with horror though.
Helacious
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(03-19-2017, 03:52 AM)
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Mario 64's eel and Banjo Kazooie's sharks scarred me from underwater creatures forever
Aku-Audi
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(03-19-2017, 04:00 AM)
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I remember the creatures in sewers from Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire made me turn off the console in sheer terror. This game would cause me a heart attack.
IbizaPocholo
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(03-19-2017, 04:22 AM)
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Love underwaters games like soma,so i'm in.
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drotahorror
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(03-19-2017, 04:27 AM)
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Been on my wishlist for a while. Hope it can compare to SOMA.
RastaGundam
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(03-20-2017, 01:17 AM)
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Hey there, thanks for opening this thread - after such a long haul, it's really exciting for all of us at Honor Code (I'm the writer and de-facto "PR guy" for Narcosis). The positive vibes and occasional "nope" are appreciated, in equal measure.

Originally Posted by Dusk Golem

I appreciate how they're grounding a lot in more plausible explanations, with deep sea narcosis being a real thing and a good explanation for decreasing sanity, oxygen and pressure under the sea playing role. And of course, actual deep sea creatures, the closest thing we have on Earth to things we actually perceive as monsters.

This, all the way. We've taken liberties with the science, flora and fauna, of course, but worked hard to keep it all looking/feeling/sounding plausible (while still being "fun"). We even consulted with an expert on deep-sea exploration and habitation for several years - even the reason why the protagonist is down there in the first place, is rooted in real-world initiatives...

(update: tried to post a couple of screens we haven't shared anywhere else - "NeoGAF exclusives," if you will - but getting broken links. Will try again later)
drotahorror
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(03-20-2017, 01:25 AM)
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^Keep trying please!
Biskie
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(03-20-2017, 01:27 AM)
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Well that looks like the most effective possible setting for a horror game for me, so I'm down.

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