My first horror experience and one I definitely won't forget. This is from a while ago, but I may have played another one of JP's games recently (which reminded me of this).
Wake Me Up !
A downloadable game for Windows and Linux
" I had a dream , a dream where colors were unseen "
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I lagged at the code and my sanity is getting to minus
needs a bit of work in the English but overall good
Hi, I just played this game, and I have a lot of advice on how to make better and scarier games in the future!
I don't know if English is your first language or not, but there's several grammar and spelling mistakes riddled in the game. If English is not your first language, I'd recommend getting a friend who is a native English speaker to check things over.
More on the writing, in the true end, it's not necessary to spell out what the main character did, and who "She" was. It's quite obvious, in my opinion. It treats the audience like they missed the whole story, which isn't the case at all. It would be better to put just a simple line like "I killed her. I killed my daughter." Something like that is short, powerful, and doesn't treat the player like they missed every bit of story.
The sound effects were good for the most part, but the jump scare noises don't really have the punch other sounds do.
It is my opinion that jump scares aren't scary and aren't needed in horror games, but that's my opinion. However, the jump scares that are in the game are laughable. The sprites for "It" are low quality, and quite frankly, look silly. The sprites for "She" are pixelated around the sides. That can be fixed by making the sprites bigger. (And always use png image formats.) Due to the other art in the game, and art I have seen on your social media, I'm positive you can make much scarier monster sprites.
On the other hand, I must say, I am impressed with the text box and menu customization you used! The sanity bar was also very impressive!
From what I can tell, you are just starting out, and that's okay! No one makes a masterpiece on their first try. I think with some practice, you can make truly terrifying games! I just wanted to give you some constructive criticism. Keep making games!
WAKE ME UP INSIDE! Jk, good game though.
"She" is just flat-out TERRIFYING! A simple design, but damn She sent chills down my spine! I imagine it's quite a process trying to find that true ending, but unfortunately I suck hahah Had a TON of fun getting spooped! Gonna try finding that true ending sometime. Will be on the lookout for future projects!
Hi!! This was a great game, it was pretty entertaining and the atmosphere was pretty good!!
WARNING: VULGAR LANGUAGE
This was... Amazing. I was actually frightened. Amazing job. Please do more games in the future.
I need some help... I want to Install the game but when I click on "Install" it starts to "download" but then nothing happens, it doesnt let me download the game :c
O.o All you need is download it here, extract it then run the application . No installation needed
Caro.o is probably referring to installation not completing via the itch desktop app, which I can confirm doesn't seem to work for your game: The zip file appears to download correctly, but it seems that when it comes time to properly extract the game, the app stops when it extracts the contents to a "575979.zip-stage" folder into its downloads folder, creates a Wake Me Up folder and then... gives up, I guess? Usually it would've properly created a .itch hidden folder but it seems like the Desktop app fails doing this.
Funny thing is that the itch desktop app doesn't really have a way to automatically send failed installation attempts of this nature into its github's issues pile the way it can for games that present problems post-installation, since its built in "report bug/issue" button is only enabled for games it successfully recognizes as part of its installed library. But I'm presuming the issue lies more with the itch app than it does with you, jpe.
I've manually opened an issue at their github so that the people who prefer using the desktop app exclusively get a shot at playing your game. You can peek at it here.
the game was amazing. I really enjoyed it but I didn't finish it all. anyway good work and keep it up subscribe for more I really would appreciate it
watch video here:
DAMN ME AND MY SANITY. (╬ Ò ‸ Ó)
Pretty neat, nice combination of good visuals and solid audio design!
does anybody know the code
This was a great little gaming experience! Definitely built on sound, which is to its massive benefit. There were a few niggles with the spelling and grammar, but nothing that detracted too much from the overall feel of things.
The story was well told, the jumpscares were effective and not overused and the ending was fabulous (the True End, I mean haha!)
Great work, looking forward to seeing what you come up with next =)
Here's part 1 of my 3 part playthrough too!
I liked your game the audio put me on edge. That being said work on the grammar lol.
thanks for the feedback ^^ I am happy that you liked it in spite of the fact that it is not that polished ^^
Really creepy game. The audio definitely put me on edge, but it combined with this series of scary books I liked as a kid that really made it resonate. Anyways, I had a lot of fun playing it.
MY WORST NIGHTMARE!!!
Thanks for playing my game Haondoor!^^ im excited to watch your video :D thank you so much!^^
GAH SO CREEPY(((φ(◎ロ◎;)φ)))
Thanks Dani! Im glad you liked "IT" hoho thanks for the video too ! :)
I liked it! Its creepy x__x . The true ending was good. didnt expect that . definitely. I would love to play your future games! :D
I really enjoyed this game, well done :)
the sound got a little irritating hahaha but, overall a good game!
great game enjoyed it , would definitely recommend it
I just started this game yesterday, and i'm LOVING IT!! I love the jumpscares and all the audio used inside off the game. The atmosphere is really creepy and i'm curios to see what other endings i can get!!
Here's my video i made playing through your game; NOTE: All game sound in my video are not the actual audio, i added the sounds because the actual game sound didn't record.
I hope for anyone that checks out my video enjoys it, and if so make sure to subscribe to my channel! :)
thabks for the feedback! im excited to watch your gameplay!^^
Gave it a go...
im always excited about watching videos of my game. thanks for playing stepvibes! cheers! :)
What a strange game...awesome, but strange. The atmosphere is so mysterious and creepy, I felt uneasy every time a new area appeared, especially after a couple of 'jump scares' I never knew what was coming.
I quite liked the choice to make the game black and white, and while there is a somewhat lack of music it's more than made up for by the creepy assortment of sounds.
The inclusion of a sanity meter to determine which ending you get is quite nice, I only managed to get the trapped ending but I think if I went back and thought a bit more carefully about my choices I could achieve the other endings.
Overall it's a solid visual novel, a few grammatical errors here and there but I try to never let that take away from the story being told.
I hope you don't mind but I made a let's play of the game.
Cheers and best wishes to you.
im glad you played it ^^ im excited to watch your gameplay :) thanks for your support
regarding on grammatical errors, im trying to fix those. english is not my native language so im sorry about that. im really happy that you played it ! cheers!:)
It's so strange... I remember something like this actually happened in one of my past dream. But not as vibrant as this! Really awesome game! I haven't found a way to get the good ending but will work on it!
Thanks for playing ! Goodluck on finding the true ending ! I enjoyed watching your video too ^^
good game i played it
but never had the true ended i got trapped and woke up endings only :(
i know that the game focus on the sanity bar but i can't know what increase it :(
thanks for playing ^^ im planning to add a kinetic mode for people who cant get the true ends
nice gameplay. im happy that you liked it
edit : the kinetic mode will be cancelled. Im just gonna make the game a little bit easier ^^
Creepy game! I had fun playing it, and I think you did an amazing job with the audio , it really helps with the immersion (so much that I had to keep the volume low most of the time and minimize the screen in certain scary parts, ahaha XD)
I have some "technical" feedbacks, if you'd like to hear them:
in the setts menu, the white words on the right merge with the white background, so they are a bit hard to read (it's not that big of an issue but I think it could be improved - btw, I LOVE the main menu, it feels very professional)
**BEWARE, SPOILERS BELOW**
the code on the door requires the player to have an american keyboard - people from around the world may not figure it out and could get stuck (It's not an impossible thing to realize and solve, one can easily google the picture but...who knows. Maybe it could be a problem for someone? Just a thought).
About the story: I got one of the "wake up" endings first, then got the Trapped one. I then replayed to keep my sanity higher, and finally got the true ending and ending II: I think they were ok endings, but maybe I was expecting something stranger or maybe some "hints" that lead to that outcame, I don't know...so they didn't really make an impact on me, but maybe it's just because I've played too much games, don't take it as a critique. Overall, in fact, I liked the feel of the game and I think it's cool.
So, keep up the good work! Can't wait to see what you come up with next ;)
thanks for your feedback^^ . youre right about the door part . its my fault. a got a little lazy about the background and i just didnt realize when someone played it without english keyboard sorry. And about the main story youre definitely correct, i think a kinda rushed and narrate the ends making it a little unconnected on the "dream" parts . Im gonna polished this up (especially the door. its kinda out of place) and edit and add some scripts to add some "hints" in the storyline
im really happy that you played my game and ill keep on mind about those tips ^^ thanks schiva frecce! :)
Thank YOU for making the game! And don't worry about the keyboard, it's just something that came to mind (I hope I didn't sound harsh, because I didn't mean to - when writing in english I always struggle and fail at conveying emotions D:) so don't worry. I think adding just a few subtle hints is a good idea - when the realization hits the player in the end, I think it will be really powerful :)
The audio work in this game is awesome! There was a part where I heard footsteps and it was so clear that I had to remind myself mentally that it's just the game and not a real person sneaking up on me! You can see about a second or two of legit fear in me when it happens, so bravo for that! Definitely going to be producing more episodes of this game for my channel! I look forward to finding the true ending!
Hey Mug ^^ thanks for your play through! this means a lot for me ^^ , my writing is still not that good but im glad that you liked it !
wow thank you Oosta! ^^
ps. I laughed hard after hearing the evanescence's song lol
thats it) really good one))
wow thanks for your gameplay! im really honored. Thanks for your effort and time. ill be using your choices in game as reference for development ^^
its hard but its fuuun
the true ending was so creepy x.x
im glad you liked it ^^ im planning to add a kinetic mode for players that cant finish the true ending. or maybe a walkthrough txt. ^^
if u could give me the text , i would upload one with the good ending as well too))) coz i could just get bad endings but its a nice one soon it will be on youtube already) hope you will like it)
Wow. Didnt expect that.. creepy ..
nice audio too. I still hear those clicking sounds XD