A downloadable Crooked Silence

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Crooked Silence is a puzzle survival horror fps game with graphics that are made to look like classic horror games made in the 90's. After a mysterious car crash leaving you stranded out in the woods in the middle of nowhere you wake up to find some help. You search a nearby house to see if there is anyone home but only find a run down building with strange growth throughout its floors. As you progress further into the darkness and depths of the building you encounter things that shouldn't exist.

-Solve puzzles to progress

-Limited resources

-Melee and shooting combat

-Classic graphics

-Environmental story telling

-Easter eggs

-Multiple endings

-And more

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StatusReleased
Rating
Rated 3.8 out of 5 stars
(17 total ratings)
AuthorEcho7project
GenreShooter, Action, Adventure, Puzzle
Tags90s, Horror, ps1, PSX (PlayStation), Retro, Survival Horror

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CrookedSilencev2.zip 176 MB

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How do we go through weapons

I was unable to play this due to frame stuttering pretty periodically every 5 or 6 seconds. I have a high end PC so I don't know what could have been the issue, however I'll keep an eye out for any possible updates and try again later

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Yep. Playable.

Good and Bad Ending

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Pretty rad aesthetics and graphics. But some mouse sensitivity, and head bob settings might do some good. Unfortunately I couldn't complete the game because the motion-sickness left me a bit disoriented. Also, I was unable to pick up a key and continue the game.

Hiii, I've made a short video about the game and wanted to share some feedback about it with you, hopefully it is useful to you :D

-The concept of the game is interesting and the first minutes of gameplay can be really engaging.

-The visual style is pretty well done and thought as everything feels pretty well done.The only thing that could be improved are the cutscenes that actually feel a little bit robotic on the animation side sometimes, and the fact that sometimes you can see some red lines by looking into the place where two textures colide.

-Pretty awesome gameplay mechanics and gameplay feeling, it feels very dynamic, and the implementation of the sound design sometimes feels really good.

Hopefully this is useful to you :D, also if you could subscribe that would help me a lot :)

Regards

thanks for playing I'm glad to hear you enjoyed it! I'll keep what you said in mind.

You are welcome ^^

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Bit late for a reply, I know, but does this have controller support? I'm physically unable to use a mouse for gaming, so hope so...

(EDIT: Running it through Steam let me use my DS4, cheers!)

What a ride. Great horror game. Some things I noticed:
- Melee combat can be a bit clunky (pigmen seem to hit you when the attack animation just started)

- It can be a bit hard to figure out what to do

All in all I enjoyed it!

Game lags really badly.

If you ran past all enemies this will happen otherwise idk what to tell you haven't had anyone else say this. Pretty much most encounters require you to kill them. There was no counter measure to running past enemies and despawning them because it was always intended to kill them. 

This has nothing to do with running I mean the performance of the game is nearly unplayable, but I fixed that.

Sorry to necro this, but I've just bought the game and I'm having the same problem - every five seconds or so the game will drop from 60FPS to around 3FPS then go back up again. I've played around with the graphics but this has no effect. What did you do to solve this issue? Thanks.

In this game or Tales from the dark?

It's the base game. I've since tried using Borderless Gaming and playing in Windowed mode, but I've not yet had any joy. Unfortunately, I'm not techy enough to think of other ways I could fix it

I really like this game!

I'm here to ask for your help, though: I've saved the game when I was in a ventilation shaft, and now when I load the game I'm stuck and I can't move! Is there a way out from this situation? I don't want to restart and lose all my progress!

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Huh thats a new one... I just ran through the game to check it out. If your in the secret vent inside the house and can move after crouching you just have to hit the wall you came in trough (it'll be invisible from your view) 

...But... if your in the lab with all the dead bodies... im sorry to say your at of luck there... this is something i didn't know about and im really sorry that you had to find it in this way... but thank you for playing this game it means a lot.

It's fine, dude!

I've decided to start from the beginning and return where I left off... it didn't take long, I already knew what I had to do and what monsters were waiting for me!

But there's one question I'd like to ask: where are the levers? I managed to find lever number 3 and number 4, but I can't find the first two... could you please tell where to find them? I got ending 2 and ending 3, I really want to see ending 1!

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1st one is in the house upstairs. When you go upstairs the wall in front of you is the one your looking for. You'll see tiny little holes where the breakable wall is. Hit it and you'll find a secret vent.

2nd is in the same room as the statue that gives you hints. It's to the right of the locked door in the right corner.

Thanks for playing multiple times and for your support :)

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Hi! I've deleted my post because I figured out how to find ending number 1!

Really nice game, it kept me hooked up to the end, to the point of working hard to find all the three endings! (and that's something that rarely happens to me!).

P.s.: is there a way I can contact you privately? I've found some glitches and took some screenshots I want to show you, but I don't want to put them here and spoil the game to others!

sorry about not responding soon enough been really busy lately. I'm really glad you like the game... I have something else in the works but nothing big like crooked.


About contacting me. I don't really have a main way to contact me as of now it's just the comment section. I don't really have plans on updating this game any further because it was more a side project and it did well for being so. Some things I wouldn't be able to fix due to my knowledge on coding. This game is held together in a way it'd be difficult to figure out how to actually do or fix certain things.

The visuals in a way are done right but the distortion effect on textures feels way off and causes disorientation. The gameplay is kind of... blurry? Like the game doesn't know what it wants to be. Also what was the narrative again? For a horror game it is essential to have at least some context for the player to keep playing. It's a mess, but it has potential: retro-style was done right, sound designs works and house filling was just right.

great game

it was kind of funny to me, dont know why

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Here's a video walkthrough for anyone having trouble getting the true ending.


it was tough, but i managed to get the true ending. the game was really fun. i dug the retro aesthetic. but it was also very difficult. "limited resources" was not a lie! and some of the riddles were brain melters. maybe a hint or two could better the experience. a few minor changes could really polish this game. very enjoyable overall


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I'll give it a watch! Thank you for your feed back and thanks for playing!

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I do agree on a lot of errors you pointed out. The limited resources were based around critical hits and enemy types. Saving ammo could be done in multiple ways

Basic doll = one head shot is a kill

Pig heads = are slow so the axe is made for fighting them using the block

Ceiling doll = is just one hit from melee

On first pickup of ammo and health all past locations in the game (sides rooms and so on) now have resources and extra ammo

The game was made with the idea of taking on encounters when they showed up.

Either way thank you for your feedback and I'll use this info for the future and thank you for playing once again.

a real treat for horror fans

Left a reply on your video before but yeah it was fun to watch! thank you for playing. :D

Phenomenal Game. 5/5

Thank you very much! And thanks for playing.

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:D FULL AND ENDING ;D DAMN LONG LONG LONG ROAD HELL

Thanks for playing!

This game doesn't seem to be downloadable in the itch.io app. (I have downloaded it on the website instead, but it would be nice if that were not a problem) Whether that get's fixed or not, it looks like a cool game!

If I'm being honest idk how or what the itchio app is sorry. Thanks for playing tho.

I loved this game’s styling as soon as I saw it for the first time. I’d love to see this world expanded. Usually, combat in first-person is difficult to get right, especially in smaller games, but I found Crooked Silence to be immensely satisfying. The only thing that confused me is that, even though my game was saved, I had to start from scratch after dying. Other than that, Crooked Silence is a great old-school horror game. Highly recommended! 

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I actually just updated the game! The save system was bugged in the first version but thankfully I was able to fix it! Hopefully you play crooked silence V2 And get to experience the rest of the game :D

Thank you for playing and for your feedback :) !

The game had some great atmosphere and it kept me tense the whole time. I also see you are working on the save system. So that's my suggestion already being worked on. Nice job.

Here's my channel for other games I have played. http://www.youtube.com/c/Levont

Thanks for playing my game it means a lot :D !

Hopefully you give it another shot!

Amazing game dev :D i hope you enjoy my gameplay 

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like it but need fix bugs

This game's pretty badass. I love the look of it. There's a bug with the save point though. When you load it, it glitches you through the floor and you can't continue. Pretty damn nice though besides that.

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Thanks for the feed back and thanks for playing :)

Yea the save thing is odd... I tried testing and changing how it works. It was working  when I uploaded but it may be something wrong in that certain area.

I'll look into it but with how it's setup it's supposed to help on performance  (map is split into sections that load at certain times)

once again thank you for playing!

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The save system now works how it should just to update you on it!