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"My name is Felix Omin.
Ever since I was born, I've been afraid.
Afraid of what?
What is there not to be afraid of...
"

Story:
Cardiophobia follows Felix, a teenager with a unique heart condition.
Whenever his heartbeat raises, he cannot get it back to normal without taking medicin.
Living with such a condition makes it hard to have a normal life, but he manages at his new home.
One night, there is a blackout in the house and weird things start to happen.
Felix finds himself trying to survive the rest of the night, while saving his friends.

Premise:
In this game there are Scares and Spooks.
Scares are things that make Felix's Heartbeat rise. If it gets too high, he dies. The scares don't always happened either, most of them have conditions.
Spooks, on the other hand, are harmless. However, these things only appear depending on how scared Felix is, stuff like blood, messages, noises.

You will be faced with puzzles that range from very easy to thinking outside the box, and most of them are optional. However, puzzles isn't the only things you will have to face before you can escape...

The game is meant to be played multiple times, because I doubt it's possible to get the best ending on your first playthrough.

It's important to note, that even though it has horror elements, I would rather say this is a puzzle-survivor game. The scares are more for Felix the character, but if I manage to scare someone else, then I do see that as a plus. The scares also varies from small things to more elaborate.

This game contains:
  • Ending that recaps what you did or did not do in your playthrough, with 8 different endings.

  • Multiple puzzles that range in difficulty.

  • Multiple playthroughs.

  • With over 50 Scares.

  • New Game+ saving to keep track of your unlock progress.


Authors notes (Might be important to read through):
This project started years ago, and over those years, I've been working on this game from time to time. Some weeks more than others. Lately, I haven't felt like wanting to go back to this game. Don't get me wrong, the game is complete, but it has been complete for a long while, I've just been adding more to the game. I feel like if I don't release this game now, it will never be released.

With that being said, I just wanna say that I am not an artist or anything, this game has problems. Spelling error, dialogs being just plain bad etc. You kinda have to take this game with a grain of salt.

Just like any game, it is not 100% bug free, but I'm pretty sure all the game breaking bugs are gone (The ones that crash the game).

Credits
-Art-
PandaMaru

-Script-
Acezon
Bravo2Kilo
Galv
Gambit
IceDragon
Jet
Khas
modern algebra
Napoleon
Nicke
Tsukihime
Yanfly
Zeus81

-Music-
AlxEllis
Basset-Hound
Crazy_Leen
Crazzydrummer
CzySzy
Faletti
F4LL0UT
Matt-Porter
MetroPiano
MusicGamer-11
RyanA
Semaphore
TheAmateurAnimator

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Thanks

I'm really stoked about Cardiophobia getting over 50k views, so I just really wanted to say thanks for that.

I also wanted to say thanks for the spotlight, I couldn't believe it at first when I saw it.

While the making and first couple of weeks after completion had some rough patches, I've had a lot of fun watching people play the game and hear all of the feedback in the comments.

I don't know what else to say, thanks for everything.
  • Completed
  • Daniel_B
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  • 05/26/2014 05:01 AM
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This sounds like a really interesting plot and idea. I will definitely be looking forward to this!
Like a Love craft story~

Just the name Felix connects my brain automaticlly to a certain swedish youtuber XDDDDDDD I just can't help it.

So the character suffers from a heart condition. I do hope you realize his weakness and mixed it well with the game mechanices as well, cause its very important.
author=Delayed_Chimera
This sounds like a really interesting plot and idea. I will definitely be looking forward to this!


Thanks, I hope it will live up to that.

author=Watanuki-kun
Like a Love craft story~

Just the name Felix connects my brain automaticlly to a certain swedish youtuber XDDDDDDD I just can't help it.

So the character suffers from a heart condition. I do hope you realize his weakness and mixed it well with the game mechanices as well, cause its very important.


That is actually intended as a nod, he "sort of" looks like him too.
The heartbeat system is inspired by games like Amnesia and Eternal Darkness.
The higher it is, the more the game changes, and if it gets too high, you die.
the game look really awesome *-*
but where is the download button?! i don't see it!! :"|
author=Misa
the game look really awesome *-*
but where is the download button?! i don't see it!! :"|


Sadly, I'm not ready giving the game out at it's current state.
I'm always working on the game, be it fixing bugs or adding new stuff all the time.
But who knows, maybe soon :)
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(looks at features wonders when status will be changed to canceled)
Good luck looks interesting!
(the world will never know :3)
Can't wait to play I like the idea of the main character being a total coward like most of us in real life <3
author=shayoko
(looks at features wonders when status will be changed to canceled)
Good luck looks interesting!
(the world will never know :3)


Who knows? I don't work on it every day like I've done before, but I still revisit the game for a couple of minutes every now and then.
Sweet, was waiting on this. Been wanting to play this and since I recently got back into doing let's plays, I figure I can show it off on youtube.

This game looks really good.

=D Dling now.
author=Ghos7Soldier
Sweet, was waiting on this. Been wanting to play this and since I recently got back into doing let's plays, I figure I can show it off on youtube.

This game looks really good.

=D Dling now.


Thanks, hope you like it and don't get disappointed. :)
Hi there! I've run into a problem. Whenever I try to save, the game says "unable to find file Graphics\Save Screenshots" and the game then immediately shuts down. When I reload the game, it looks like the save still happens and is valid, but having to restart the game manually each time is a pain. I was able to get around it by creating two folders... One called Graphics inside the extracted Cardiophobia folder, and another folder inside Graphics called Save Screenshots. Just thought you'd like to know!
author=DoraAreGames
Hi there! I've run into a problem. Whenever I try to save, the game says "unable to find file Graphics\Save Screenshots" and the game then immediately shuts down. When I reload the game, it looks like the save still happens and is valid, but having to restart the game manually each time is a pain. I was able to get around it by creating two folders... One called Graphics inside the extracted Cardiophobia folder, and another folder inside Graphics called Save Screenshots. Just thought you'd like to know!


I know about this and I always add those 2 folders before making the .rar, so it's weird that you got an error for not having them and had to add them yourself.

Did you by chance accidentally delete the folders first? Cause I cannot see that I missed adding them before uploading. I even downloaded it just to make sure and the folders are there :s

Still, thanks for pointing this out, in case someone else gets the same problem somehow.
author=Daniel_B
author=DoraAreGames
Hi there! I've run into a problem. Whenever I try to save, the game says "unable to find file Graphics\Save Screenshots" and the game then immediately shuts down. When I reload the game, it looks like the save still happens and is valid, but having to restart the game manually each time is a pain. I was able to get around it by creating two folders... One called Graphics inside the extracted Cardiophobia folder, and another folder inside Graphics called Save Screenshots. Just thought you'd like to know!
I know about this and I always add those 2 folders before making the .rar, so it's weird that you got an error for not having them and had to add them yourself.

Did you by chance accidentally delete the folders first? Cause I cannot see that I missed adding them before uploading. I even downloaded it just to make sure and the folders are there :s

Still, thanks for pointing this out, in case someone else gets the same problem somehow.


Thanks for the response. Nope, absolutely did not delete anything, just unzipped and played. Weird!
I just unzipped it, was working and finally got home, and the folders ARE there...

Not sure what happened, maybe you accidentally didn't unzip the folder with the stuff. Either way, just letting you know that the zip does indeed have them.

I will update if I do run into the issue though. I didn't save or anything but the folders you're saying aren't there are already in my unzipped files. I didn't create them......is this one of your spooks Daniel? O_o Lol.

author=Ghos7Soldier
I didn't create them......is this one of your spooks Daniel? O_o Lol.


Oh yeah, cause I TOTALLY know how to code such things :p

No but for real, I don't know why Dora had that problem, and we might just never know.
author=Daniel_B
author=Ghos7Soldier
I didn't create them......is this one of your spooks Daniel? O_o Lol.
Oh yeah, cause I TOTALLY know how to code such things :p

No but for real, I don't know why Dora had that problem, and we might just never know.


would be cool if you could code that...make the game even more creepy but that does take some work.[

Maybe not but glad dora fixed it. I played and saved, everything works fine. Will have a video up to share and I can gladly say, I'm already enjoying the game a lot.

Edit: FIRST PART! http://youtu.be/iu-Lpe_dbf8 Hope you all enjoy! I advise everyone to play before watching the video. Unless you really can't play scary/horror games..here you are!
author=Daniel_B
No but for real, I don't know why Dora had that problem, and we might just never know.


Probably, it just was the download going wrong at some point.
author=AislingCait
author=Daniel_B
No but for real, I don't know why Dora had that problem, and we might just never know.
Probably, it just was the download going wrong at some point.


Maybe. Or like ghost said, not unzipping them. Adding the folders (again) is an easy fix considering the problem.

I wouldn't mind hearing more feedback from people. Even if you don't like the game, it's good to hear what you think, what I should think about and maybe what I should've done different.
I can't figure out right order of teddys in big room with 4 chairs, closed doors and riddle. I know there is something about "Left" and "Rightful" words in the note, but it isn't enough to solve this puzzle. Can you give me a hint ?
author=mw121
I can't figure out right order of teddys in big room with 4 chairs, closed doors and riddle. I know there is something about "Left" and "Rightful" words in the note, but it isn't enough to solve this puzzle. Can you give me a hint ?


I sent a PM with a hint, PM me back if you need more help.
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