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### NEWS ###: Read up on the development progress of Exmortis3 at exmortis3.blogspot.com

EXMORTIS - THE STORY SO FAR:
You wake up in the woods with no memory of how you got there. Nightmares of blood and screams still echo through your mind. It's late and it's cold - unless you can find shelter fast, you won't last the night. You spot a house in a clearing up ahead and left with no choice - you decide to shelter there for the night. Soon afteryou begin to realise that death is a welcome choice compared to what lies waiting for you inside...

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Revision V1.1 - Changes were made to actionscript for the triggering of the cellardoor. Explanation below may include game spoilers!

*** SPOILERS ***

I have altered the actionscript for triggering the cellar door. You must trigger the first 4 symbol closeups, read all 3 books and interact with Gwen to access the cellar door. I have obtained the above conditions in every possible sequence after testing last night and I am yet to fail to access the cellar door with this revision. Hopefully this will fix the "bug" a lot of people are mentioning in reviews.

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This is my first Flash game, having only taught myself flash only a year ago. I wanted to create an atmospheric game with decent graphics as I have played so many flash games that kick ass with puzzles, but never pay attention to graphics and atmosphere. Unfortunately it was a situation where I had to make up the story as I went along creating it - so bits and pieces are kind of patched together here and there. If I had the time or the energy, I'd do a few things differently to improve interaction in the game - but I think that in its current form it achieves what I set out to do. Scare the living hell out of everyone. So play this in a dark room with the sound turned up for maximum scare-factor!

Note - the loading might take a while on slower machines - sorry about that, but the quality of the sounds involved were important to me. I only sacrificed the minimum amount of quality that would get the size down under the 5mb limit.

For those of you who just want a quick and easy game, I have posted a walkthrough... I have seen mirrors of it though, so maybe try googling "Exmortis Walkthrough"

Enjoy!
Ben.

Reviews


Cold-ProphecyCold-Prophecy

Rated 5 / 5 stars August 31, 2004

Incredible dark horror game!

Truly a masterpiece of tension and mood building and as far as games go, this was great and I would never have guessed this would have been your first.

This is an often neglected genre that can often turn out cheesy or otherwise difficult to take seriously but that was certainly not the case here...

Keep up the amazing work and I hope to see more submissions from you in the future!


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ANYFREAKINNAMEANYFREAKINNAME

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars August 31, 2004

im stuck????

i dont know what to do right where it says the woods, help me out here.



Luxury-YachtLuxury-Yacht

Rated 5 / 5 stars August 31, 2004

One of the best games on the internet!

This is the kind of game I wish more people would make. I can't wait for night so I can play the rest in the proper atmosphere. The drawing and the books are exquisite as well.



NukeClockNukeClock

Rated 5 / 5 stars August 31, 2004

...

This sucked, this was too creepy for me, i needed
to turn the fuckin light on to end this game...

Good shit !



NidoNido

Rated 5 / 5 stars August 31, 2004

Oh my God I'm still shaking!

Oh wow, that had to be the scariest game I've ever played! I had to turn it off because I was about to wet myself! >_<; Jeeze you're talented with this sorta stuff! You should get into screenplay writing!