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Torturing. Causing pain and suffering. Taking screams and tears from a completely subdued human being.
That's the hobby of people from a community called The Dungeoneers. Dungeoneers have their own private dungeons in their homes (hence the name), to which they take strangers - those naive enough to fall for the dungeoneer's charms.
Members from this community won't settle for just executing their sadistic game. They must show it to other people. For that, they videotape their torture sessions and post it to online forums, to get other member's appreciation and reviews.

BE:D tells the story of Verge, a dungeoneer depressed because he's lost his touch with doing decent videos, and because the love of his life, Daily, couldn't care less about his existence.

Gameplay
BE:D has two distinct gameplay aspects:
--The first one is similar to a Dating Sim, in which you have to approach strangers on the street and seduce them to go home with you, mainly using dialog choices.
--The second one is more like a puzzle, and it consists of setting up your dungeon to torture your victims. Your goal at this stage is making your victim leave the dungeon completely shattered psychologically and physically, but still alive. That's what the Dungeoneers call a Beautiful Escape, and it's the ultimate goal of the torture sessions. You can also get them killed, get them too depressed to leave the dungeon, or even have them leave healthy enough, but your viewers won't appreciate your videos as much. It's all about the delicate balance between too much and not enough.

Gameplay elements are tempered with lots of dialogs and the resolution of Verge's love story.

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Homestuck

After Suzy and freedom, Beautiful Escape: Dungeoneer was also translated to korean.




It's worth mentioning that after these translations I started learning korean myself. 한국어가 정말 아름다운 언어입니다!

Recently, a russian translation was also made, which is pretty cool. For some (cultural?) reason, BE:D seems to be very popular in Russian. They even made a russian Beautiful Escape: Dungeoneer Wikipedia page!

Coincidentally, this week a fellow Brazilian asked permission to make a Portuguese translation for the game. For some strange reason it bothers me a little (maybe because I should me making this translation myself?), but it's amazing that the game is reaching people from all over the world like that.

Random fun thing: the guy who made the Russian translation mentioned that Verge looks a lot like Eridan Ampora from Homestuck. I didn't even know what Homestuck is but the resemblace is disturbing!

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  • calunio
  • RPG Tsukuru 2003
  • Puzzle Adventure
  • 05/04/2010 04:19 AM
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CashmereCat
Self-proclaimed Puzzle Snob
9672
author=Sated
author=El_WaKa
I liked the concept, a torture simulator, but I don't know, it's like is missing something, like it could have been better...
I never thought that the gameplay was the most important part of the game; I found it interesting because there are so many ways to de-construct the storyline and characters.

Yeah, the gameplay is frustrating. But the opening cutscenes and the general atmosphere are harrowing :)
Sated
puking up frothing vitriolic sarcastic spittle
5402
author=El_WaKa
I liked the concept, a torture simulator, but I don't know, it's like is missing something, like it could have been better...

I never thought that the gameplay was the most important part of the game; I found it interesting because there are so many ways to de-construct the storyline and characters.
I liked the concept, a torture simulator, but I don't know, it's like is missing something, like it could have been better...
sinn
the original sinn
1092
some weird shit here.
author=Liberty
Since playing this game (when it was first released here) I can no longer listen to Mad World without being reminded of it. Damn you, Calunio! :<


(It's not a bad thing...)


It's not that bad...
I can't cross people on the street and not be reminded of...
Kidding. ^_^
Liberty
Am I doing this right?
20007
Since playing this game (when it was first released here) I can no longer listen to Mad World without being reminded of it. Damn you, Calunio! :<


(It's not a bad thing...)
Noise around this game is so big. This noise is good.I like noise music too.
So interesting.
I'm not sure how I feel after playing this. Course I did play it all the way to end so... Although I will say I did try to go easy on the people I had to torture before the story events. But I went all out when it came to Daily. Giving (her?)him a taste of his own medicine. I guess it was kind of fun to play the villain for once But like this...Er... it's amazing the things I stumble on from the front page. Originally came here from Suzy and Freedom and decided to check out everything else you had. You got a talent for stories I wanna say good sir :P

Edit: Omg I just realized Verge puts tortured people to the point where they are on the Verge of death. Heh.
That's odd... are you using the 1 and 2 buttons on the right of the keyboard, or on the left? I've never heard of those buttons switching tabs. You just have to press 121212121212.
Excuse me!! I've had somme difficulty in playing this game! In the dungeon some tiles tell me to press buttons one and two. however, doing so causes my computer to switch tabs! Any suggestions? Please? I'm assuming it means to press the number buttons 1 and 2 right?
author=M
Dear Calunio,

I am sorry for bothering all the time on this forum :)
But I am a big fan of all yours games.

Can you write what exacly was inspiration for SadForSobbers.com, please? :)


Bother me all you want!
The inspiration for sadforsobbers.com was mostly RMN, but countless other forums I've been part of, most of them RPG Maker ones, but not exclusively.

Unlike some people said, though, I never meant to compare making and playing games to torture. Having an online forum was just a way to make players relate more to Verge.
Dear Calunio,

I am sorry for bothering all the time on this forum :)
But I am a big fan of all yours games.

Can you write what exacly was inspiration for SadForSobbers.com, please? :)
shayoko
We do not condone harassing other members by PM.
515
did not like it honestly
was a unique concept...but lacked something
shayoko
We do not condone harassing other members by PM.
515
plot wise its so morally wrong im speechless
but...theirs still a dark side to me (and anyone that likes or even plays this)
that had sometimes thought why dont we ever get to play the villian?
or the monster? or the murder? or the guy trying to take over the fing world!?
we always play some cheese ball hero in high school even that for some stupid reason has to stop someone from taking over or destroying the world

so ill try this and join the dark side for once :D
Thank you for this game, Calunio!

Not only did it introduce me to some rather inconceivable thought patterns at times, this game presented me with "Woman Reminiscing" by Ravi Shankar, a song I return to time and time again. Absolutely perfect soundtrack!!!!
Random thing I don't think anyone ever noticed: you laugh if you press SHIFT during tortures.

I guess that one was too secret.
Link_2112
Can I bludge a ciggy?
6621
author=Austinian
How do I fix the font? I tried googling for a fix and have no idea what the few suggestions people made are. Looking forward to trying the game but can't while the font is all smudged and pixelated.


You should be able to right click and install the fonts in the newer versions of windows. On older versions you copy the font files into C:/windows/fonts. If you can't find the font files, they are located here http://www.rpgrevolution.com/rm2003/download/rm2003_fonts.zip

This site also has the font patch http://www.rpgrevolution.com/rm2003/download/
Have you tried something like this?

If you're really desperate I would imagine that installing RPGmaker 2003 on your computer would fix it, but I'm not 100% sure on that.

How do I fix the font? I tried googling for a fix and have no idea what the few suggestions people made are. Looking forward to trying the game but can't while the font is all smudged and pixelated.
Oh, I understand it now.

But, will you be so kind and write what precisely was an inspiration for SadForSobbers.com? I am very curious about it. Unless you won't to share.

EDIT:
@calunio
But, maybe SafForSobber.com wasn't inspired on any specific thing, but just feelings ect.? Can you please trough some light on that matter? Or just write that you won't ;)
I meant SadForSobbers is inspired on something closer to our reality, closer than snuff films.