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The Dark Heart Of Louisiana, at its core, is a survival horror game, with a heavy focus on exploration, puzzle solving and secrets.

Synopsis
After the death of her parents, Florence Kendel moves home to prepare the family plantation for sale, but as she uncovers the secrets buried deep within the house, she discovers its long hidden truths that push her to her mental and physical limits.

Problems Running The Dark Heart?
Windows 8 has some compatibility issues, try running it in Windows 7 compatibility mode.

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EXCITING NEWS!

Hello!

It's been a while, but I'm back with some news that I'm excited to share. If you're a fan of anything I've produced, most recognized example being Fey (https://rpgmaker.net/games/778/), then boy oh boy do I have news for you. With the advent of RPG Maker (officially) and the ability to publish to itch.io and Steam, I've been hard at work on What's Left (link below). It is a complete re-imagining of Fey, what it was intended to be. It is important to note that this is not just an official release, but something fresh, new, and more importantly... whole. The original version of Fey was, regrettably, rushed, and over half of the game was cut due to too many reasons to list here. But as time passed, it strengthened the sense of unfinished business. That and some persistent fans and friends finally tipped the scales and I began to revise, expand and rebuild the game from the ground up. What was a couple hour experience now spans 6-8, more if you consider the new side quests, hidden areas, secrets to uncover, tools and weapons, locations, story, dialogue, the ability to purchase a house, get a citizenship, buy furniture for your home, explore chunks of open world and etc. The list goes on, and on, and on. Some more notable things are the revised combat system, the ability to use swap weapons on the fly, the new menu, introduction and branching cutscenes. What I felt was a unique game (with the aim for it to play like a movie) is now a complete experience.... Oh, and for my fans (by popular request) there is a TON more Picaro, including the ability to utilize his unique powers at will. For more information, and to keep up to date on the progress, (Steam page is under construction, along with Youtube page, itch.io, and various others) clink the link below and subscribe. You can also sneak a peak at some more videos and screenshots on my Twitter and Instagram! Make sure to follow on your preferred platform! I appreciate the support and hope you'll share my excitement as I move toward release with in the coming months!!!

- Ashes

WHAT'S LEFT
-(RMN): https://rpgmaker.net/games/10816/
-(TWITTER) :https://twitter.com/aesouthwood
-(INSTAGRAM) :https://www.instagram.com/aesouthwood/

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This looks depressing.

Subscribed.
author=Loser
This looks depressing.

Subscribed.


Thanks for the sub!
No problem. If you need any more subs - don't ask me.

I can only subscribe once, unfortunately.
An interesting concept. I'm on board, too. Keep it up!!
author=Loser
No problem. If you need any more subs - don't ask me.

I can only subscribe once, unfortunately.


I'll remember that. XD

author=FinePrint
An interesting concept. I'm on board, too. Keep it up!!


Thanks! I will do my best!
I tried to sub twice but it didn't work.

Turns out I'm not God.
author=Loser
I tried to sub twice but it didn't work.

Turns out I'm not God.


*sigh* You tried, that's all anyone can ask for. XD
Subscribed, of course.
author=Giznads
Subscribed, of course.


I thank you, :D
Nice ^-^! I waiting for a dowload *.* !
author=Leoloria
Nice ^-^! I waiting for a dowload *.* !


Great to hear, I will likely do a "Vertical Slice" release as a form of beta, hopefully by the end of the summer. For feedback and what not.
Tau
RMN sex symbol
3278
How long you aiming for this game to be man?
author=Tau
How long you aiming for this game to be man?


In terms of development or play length? Development; I'd like to have it out sometime next year if at all possible, as for play length, much longer than Fey. Where Fey clocked in around 3.1/2 hrs, give or take, I am developing the Dark Heart to be a much bigger game. Going straight back to the beginning of survival horror games, I'm planning for around 5 to 6 hrs, minimum of play time. Not to mention the, currently and not cemented, 5 different endings that are earned dynamically. So basically, none of that, "the game is the same and gives you an option at the end" stuff. How you play the game and the choices you make, in an organic way (most of the time) matters. While I was developing Fey, I always had the mentality of; "My friends are so impatient; They skip the cutscenes in the games they just payed 60+ dollars for, so why would they bother with my game?" That being said, I purposely made Fey a smaller compact package. Not so with the Dark Heart. Another major change is the flow of design. With Fey it was designed from the ground up as if it were a movie, that being said, it greatly impacted the amount of cutscenes and how linear Fey was. I'm taking a completely fresh approach with the Dark Heart. Many sections will be semi-free to be completed in any order and to explore. I imagine that will greatly lend itself to total play time as well, on top of a much bigger, darker story. :D
That is really relly cool, Ashes. The less cutscenes the better imo. Also I like that you're making this game for your friends. They can be much harsher critics than RPG Maker fans most times.
author=Loser
That is really relly cool, Ashes. The less cutscenes the better imo. Also I like that you're making this game for your friends. They can be much harsher critics than RPG Maker fans most times.


This is very true! :D
Subbed. Sounds like an awesome concept. Looking forward to seeing where you take it!
author=Breakingchains
Subbed. Sounds like an awesome concept. Looking forward to seeing where you take it!


Awesome, Thank you!
shayoko
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not interested in this,at least playing it but if someone ever does a full video playthru id probably watch it pm me :3
author=shayoko
not interested in this,at least playing it but if someone ever does a full video playthru id probably watch it pm me :3

That's too bad. I will send you a link when the let's plays are up. :)
this looks really lovely. ;-;
I like what you're doing in there ;-;
10/10
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