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Genre: Adventure, Psychological Thriller, Sci-Fi, Horror
Won 2009 Misao for Best Non-RPG.

Synopsis:
Welcome to the Vestel... an Earth-orbiting international space station. Built after the very recent WW3, it is the core of a program, led by Dr. Tamir Sarkis, that hopes to strengthen efforts in international bonding...
Yet, there must be sacrifices made for the sake of progress.

The story follows Selim Shirazi, a young biologist. When offered a chance to work on the prestigious Vestel, Selim readily accepts, as it is the career opportunity of a lifetime. But once onboard, Selim realizes the far-behind schedule project isn't what it advertised itself to be. The station itself is hardly a gleaming vision of human technological mastery, but rather a cramped, freezingly cold and somewhat decrepit hunk of metal. Selim falls severely ill his first night, and becomes alienated from most of the crew, who are all only focused on their work--after all, if the project is a success, it is an instant climb to fame and riches. As his illness spirals out of control, Selim has a bizarre series of nightmares and experiences, yet through these, Selim discovers a trail of mysteries behind the station's many locked doors. While avoiding the watchful eye of Dr. Sarkis, Selim must quickly learn who to trust to unlock the secrets at the heart of the Vestel.

Combining elements of sci-fi, surrealism, exploration, horror, drama, and adventure, Muse is a cinematic and atmospheric journey with a detailed cast of characters and a complex plot. Gameplay is based upon a classic adventure game style. The game itself draws influence from The Longing Ribbon, Pangaea Chronicles, Desert Nightmare, Backstage, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Monkey Island and Ender's Game.

Latest Blog

Original Soundtrack

Hey everyone, even though this may be old news to some, I figure I might as well make an official announcement as the loose ends of Muse begin to tie up. Those of you who have been keeping up with the page may have wondered why my name mysteriously appeared as a developer just a few months ago.... well, here's the official announcement. I have joined up with Team Cascade to write an entirely original soundtrack for Muse. Every track in the game will be composed (and in some cases, performed) by yours truly, which will come out to about 20 tracks and 30+ minutes of music. All the tracks will be high quality mp3 with an overall dark and ambient atmosphere. I will be releasing the soundtrack simultaneously with the game's release (TBA.... soon) so that you can download it and put it on your iPod or whatever you so choose to do with it. :D

I'll probably also include a bonus track or two containing some commentary relating to the thought process behind the various tracks to help give a deeper understanding of the soundtrack as a whole and how it relates to the game. If you're wondering whether or not you can use the tracks in your game, well, I haven't talked it over with AznChipmunk yet, but the way I see it, I can't stop anyone from using the tracks and I have a habit of using tracks from games like Final Fantasy in my own games, so for me to say you can't use my Muse soundtrack would be hypocritical. In fact, I would be honored if people used my music, I only ask that you do not re-name the original files so that anyone interested in tracing the mp3 back to its source will have no trouble doing so.

And lastly, for those of you who are saying "WTF, who is DigitalMonk?" there's a semi-old thread on the forums that has some of my work.... I don't mean to sound cocky, but it's looking like the Muse soundtrack is going to blow those old demos clear out of the water. http://rpgmaker.net/forums/topics/6371/
My goal is to make a professional quality soundtrack for Muse. Stay tuned.

-Ben

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Dude, your screenshots have kickass overlays. I'll definitely be looking forward to this. Story kinda reminds me of Dead Space.
Wow, this is pretty cool! It's got a really eerie atmosphere about it, and the visual presentation is great.

I hope this gets finished!
downloaded your game but cant find font folder
What font folder? The windows font folder? That's just... control panel->fonts. -_-
Played it, apparently all you do for 40 minutes is look around the whole space station talking to people, searching for stuff. Then it finally got interesting, and then it ended. Not my cup of tea.
WIP
I'm not comfortable with any idea that can't be expressed in the form of men's jewelry
11363
You better keep working on this, fagboy.
SAT, then Star tests, then AP tests, then SAT 2's, then finals all in a row doesn't leave me much free time. Current progress relies on YDS, but it is also a busy time for her. However, slowly, but surely, it will be done eventually this year's summer.

Have a good Mother's Day, WIP.
Keep on rocking you guys C:
I want to see more~!
Max McGee
sorry for all those times i was a dick now plz play my gams
9219
You know, I still don't think I've played this project from the ashes of Ghostlight.
WIP
I'm not comfortable with any idea that can't be expressed in the form of men's jewelry
11363
It's short but neat, Max.
space content? This might... no this MUST be interesting ^^ ah i'm going to download this cute one thing...

ah you damn bastard now i lost time for another game in rpg maker :( gah.... but it is stronger than me... play, play, muahahahaha :P

Oh and some what's not about game: Hi everyone, I'm new here and I'm not from America or Great Britain so my English my suck a little or a lot :)
YDS
member of the bull moose party
2276
Yo. Thanks for checking this out.
This game is brilliant atmosphere reminds me little a "Solaris" movie. What a great graphics and musics mix. It's very cinematic atmosphere. One word: WOW !
Somebody knows more stuff like this ? Last was: Grave Spirit and Taut...
YDS
member of the bull moose party
2276
Try the Longing Ribbon.
I don't know what to do after MEETING with all crew members. I'm going ship around again and nothing happend just one place killing me.
tardis
is it too late for ironhide facepalm
285
This game taught me how to do atmosphere. I don't usually crack the game file open in RM, but I just had to with this one to see how you did your insane overlays.

I look forward to more of this game. That reminds me, I should review the current version...
WIP
I'm not comfortable with any idea that can't be expressed in the form of men's jewelry
11363
I am totally jazzed for this game.
WIP
I'm not comfortable with any idea that can't be expressed in the form of men's jewelry
11363
Still jazzed.
tardis
is it too late for ironhide facepalm
285
I'm riding the jazz wave!
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