Hi, could you share the game's file in ren'py? I mean the files that you were coding and making the game etc...
I just want to know how you did some parts of the game.
A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux
You awake in a dark place, with seemingly no memories of your past or your whereabouts.
And it's black. So black.
Russian (by Keepers of Time)
German (by Marcel Weyers)
French (by Coline Huet)
Chinese (by Huang Yue)
Spanish (by Mokou17)
Average gameplay time: 15-30 minutes (more if played more endings)
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My first release, a short project made in ren'py in about two weeks for NaNoReno17.
It's a Visual Novel game with multiple endings (9): some are ''dead ends'' whilst others are story related. Playing more than one ending helps you understand what's going on (specifically ending 1, 3 and 5). There's a bit of blood and gore(?), mostly censured, but I rated it R-18 just to be sure.
If you want to help me improve, RATE THE GAME or leave a COMMENT below to let me know your thoughts - or if you encountered some errors, typos, bugs and what-not: I'd greatly appreciate it :)
Also, please note that I've only tested the Pc version.
My Twitter: @schivafrecce
|Platforms||Windows, macOS, Linux|
|Tags||Atmospheric, Black and White, Casual, Dark, eerie, Horror, Multiple Endings, renpy, Spooky|
|Average session||About a half-hour|
|Languages||German, English, Spanish; Castilian, French, Russian, Chinese|
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Hi, could you share the game's file in ren'py? I mean the files that you were coding and making the game etc...
I just want to know how you did some parts of the game.
since I'm not an expert at coding (this was my first game, and I'm still learning) I wouldn't recommend using my game as a reference, but what I can recommend is browsing the lemmasoft forums and in particular the cookbook (I took a lot of the coding from there):
Hope this helps :)
Thank you very much.
BTW, I finished your game and I really enjoyed it!!
I finished 5 endings I think.
one more thing, I haven't even make a single game in ren'py (because I don't even have an artist to draw characters, so I am learning illustrator and photoshop) and I wanted to know if you can do this:
let's say we have character (a) and (b)
when (1) says anything, voice acting starts and also music starts
when (2) says anything after (1) finishes, his voice acting starts and the previous music continues,
is that possible? sorry for my bad English.
I am from Yemen (Arabic Country), I live in Saudi Arabia, that means I can translate your game to Arabic if you want.
and yes, it's possible. In the game option.rpy write: define config.has_voice = True
then in the game script you can code like this:
stop music fadeout 0.9
play music "music/music1.mp3" ###if you put the audio file in a different folder inside the game folder, write the path, like -> "music_folder_name/music1.mp3"
voice "voice1.mp3" ###same as above, if you have a different folder write the path -> "voice_folder_name/voice1.mp3"
p "(. . .)"
p "Who are you?"
stop music fadeout 1
also, if you download this other game you will have a wonderful example on how to do it: https://via01.itch.io/dont-open-your-eyes the scripts are uncrypted, so you can learn a lot on the process by examine the game files (and the game itself is very, very good! One of my favorites)
If you don't have an artist, you can ask to collaborate with someone by writing here for a free project: https://lemmasoft.renai.us/forums/viewforum.php?f=59
or if you want to do everything for yourself, you could always use pre-made, cc free assets (this link is just an example, but if you search "free assets renpy" you'll find a lot more): https://lemmasoft.renai.us/forums/viewtopic.php?f=52&t=56612&p=517667&hilit=free+assets#p517667
Again, I encourage you to read the cookbook because it's a life changer (XD) and also the people on the forum are very helpful and nice, they always answer all of your doubts on coding and stuff.
I appreciate the offer for a translation, it's always so awesome to have my game in other languages :D but right now I am abroad and I don't have the project on my pc, so I can't generate a translation script for you. If you want you can leave me your email so that I can contact you when I come back, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I thank you again for playing my game, and I will gladly play yours when it's done! Don't give up!
Have a wonderful day (and btw, your english is perfect )
Thanks for the information bro, my Email is : email@example.com
I will try to learn and I will let you know when I finish making my game.
I have another question if you don't mind, let's say I have made a game with 2000 words.....and I want to test the last sentence in the game (I want to see it's colour) is there a way to start the game at the last sentence?? I don't want to go over everything again and again.
Thankyou for the emotional journey!
This was a really interesting game I loved it, The fact that you made it in 2 weeks more or less surprised me. It's an amazing game with amazing visuals and the english was great. Hopefully I'll get to see you make more amazing games
IHello!! Ive just download the game few hours ago and i ve already unlocked all endings (My first ever try was ending 5 true endinh). I left 3 pictures now in Gallery but ive been trying for at least an hour now. Top left pic. Top right pic and the pic below top right pic. Can u help with it? I Love this game so much. I like hard to conplete mutiple ending story type games. I love this craft mknster human concept by the choices. Soooo cool.
Hi Sioray, thank you for playing my game and for writing such a wonderful feedback! :D
To answer your question...
(For everyone else, beware! SPOILERS)
1)To obtain the TOP LEFT picture, just play the game as a Woman and then don't kill the creature but just LEAVE the cave (you can pick whatever choices and the outcome won't be affected);
2)For the TOP RIGHT pick these choices: ---- I'm a man ---- am I dead? ----go with him ----eat----thank----cook----are you alright?----creature?----say something----everything ok----be kind----tell truth----have you seen yourself----sleep----stay here----kill him
3)For the one below the tob right, choose: ---- hi---- I'm no one---- where..---- go with him---- eat---- thank---- eat raw---- be kind---- tell truth---- start fire---- thanks---- sleep---- enter cave---- don't---- yes---- stay
Hope this helps ;) and if you're still stuck don't hesitate to tell me
Have a great day!
tHANKYOU. I tried again today befofe seeing ur comment and still couldnt get it haha. Thanks. oh MOMMY. Wow. I did not think that i missed a mommy ending haha. For the top right? Whats thw difference between it and second pic from top left? Isit top right pic is Creature is monster I am Human. While Top left 2nd pic is Kid is human and i anm human too? Okay i understand the last one. Both are monsters
This is one of the most interesting little games I've played in a long time. The art really sets this piece apart from anything else I've seen so far. XD
Great game! I somehow managed to get a good ending, even though I was sure multiple times I was going to be killed.
Hey there! I really liked the game, nice story and great atmosphere that you managed to give the game! keep up the good work!
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Hi GDWC, thank you for the interest in my game!
BLACK was made in 2017, so it can't compete, but if I'll release another game in the future I might consider participating ;)
Watch my part 1
I'm having such a hard time getting those last three pictures (sencored for anyone who didn't play the game). Any help? I did check the walkthrough and I still can't get it
1)...hi - I'm no one - where am I - go with him - eat - thank him - eat raw - be kind - tell truth - start a fire - thanks - sleep -enter cave - kill him
2) (follow step 1 and then:) - yes - flee
3)get away from me - i'm a man - am i dead - no - i'm not hungry - no! - insult - cook it - eat - don't say anything - thing - are you dead? - you din't choke - be aggressive - tell truth - have you seen - sleep - stay - don't kill - yes - stay with him
Hope this helps! And thank you so much for playing the game ;D
This game is great, dude. There are a few grammatical errors, but it's not too bad. I'm making a video of this game on my channel.
Thank you! I know, I'm sorry about the errors ^^' if you can, let me know what needs to be corrected and I will fix it in the next update ;D
Wow! I thoroughly enjoyed this game. I admit I was scared of the kid a bit at first but thankfully I trusted him enough for the True ending. I got it after I got the 4th ending after I ran from him because I needed to see if running away would kill me. Spoiler, it did.
Trailer en Español :)
[And don´t worry Schivafrecce, I already put your Twitter and Website on the description :D]
Hi, I will play your game soon, but I have a question for you: are you Italian? Because by your nick name I can assume you are! 🇮🇹
Hi Pulcinator! I hope you'll like the game!
And yes, I'm Italian ;)
Hi, I loved your game, I wanted to know if I could translate it into Brazilian Portuguese and spread it to Brazilian youtubers, would you allow me to?
Hi Mr. Mendeskl, I'm so happy you liked the game!
Since the game is free I can only accept free contributions so if that's ok with you contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll send you the script :)
Eh! How are you? Hehe¬
I want to ask if you are searching one person that can translate the game to spanish, If you do please contact me at Twitter @Mokou_17.
(And I loved the game, make more pls xD)
Hi Mokou17! I'm happy you liked the game ^^
Thank you for offering a translation, I'll contact you on twitter :)
It's quite a nice game! The story is very attractive, and I felt as if I was reading a novel with pictures.
I wonder if I can help translate this game into Chinese (to see what I've missed in game *laugh*). If you need this, please contact me at email@example.com. It'd be better if you can tell me the patterns that the translation should follow to be applied in the game :)
Thank you! It's nice to hear that you enjoyed the story and yes, it'd be awesome to have the game translated in Chinese (plus, your motivation is a noble one XD)
I'll send you an email with the details ;)
I loved this game, so intriguing 😊 Here is my gameplay 😍
Permission to Upload your game as youtube video/twitch.
Hi could say if we are allowed to make youtube videos of your game and upload it on youtube?
If possible can you send an email at firstname.lastname@example.org so that I know for sure^^.
I am a French student in a Master's Degree in Multimedia Traslation. As part of the formation, we have classes of game localization, and in order to be graded, we need to find a game and translate it into French, and I must admit that yours caught my eye and I really enjoyed playing it! I am very interested in translating it.
As it is part of the master's program, I can do it for free, but just a little recognition by maybe putting my name :). I am ready to sign a Non Disclosure Agreement if needed.
Do not hesitate to contact me at email@example.com.
YO, played your game and gotta say i was a tad surprised by the whole story.
Even thought i walked in with low expectation i really enjoyed the story and how you get to know it better through different endings
here´s the first part of two i made for my channel
*** POTENTIAL SPOILER ***
I got the ??? out of 9 ending, is that actually 9? Please help!! Loved the game btw.!!
WE ALMOST HAVE ALL THE ENDINGS!! | Black | Part 3
this game is so amazing! i am so close to getting all the endings, keep up the great work!
This is a really good game.
We enjoyed it very much. We loved the dark ambient and the art style.
Here is a short video we made while playing:Keep up the good work !!!
WOAH, WAIT, WHAT?? | Black | Part 2
the next part to this awesome game! 2 more endings achieved! i love everything about this game! i cannot wait to play more on this!! :D
Very cool visual novel! The game was fun and entertaining great job! :D
This is a suprisingly well made and atmospheric for the visual novel genre. Nice work man, can't wait to see what you'll do in the future!
true ending first try!
This is a good game a lot of replayability a very dark creepy feel thanks I had fun playing this
Really enjoyed this Indie Horror Visual Novel! Love that there are multiple ending. And i had allot of fun voice acting in it!
WHAT HAVE I DONE?.... | Black | Part 1
so far on what i have played, i really really like this! hoping to get all the endings on this so i am looking forward to it :D good job on creating this!
Thank you so much for your gameplay! ^^ I'm glad you're liking the game, I hope the other endings won't disappoint you ;)
I recorded this game and really wanted to upload my video, but for some stupid reason my video editor showed the recorded footage all being green, even though I can watch the video file itself and it won't be green, I don't know what's up with that, so sorry I can't show you, but I did enjoy the game and get creeped out a few times.
I'm sorry to hear that, are you using Sony Vegas by chance? I had the same problem once, and I fixed it following a guide on youtube, maybe it could help...in any case, thank you for the feedback, I'm glad you liked the game ^^
Actually, I'm using Vegas Movie Studio 13 Platinum. I saw a video on how to fix this problem, but they had a folder that I don't have, and therefore, cannot open. So there's nothing I can do about it.
Hey, this happened to me too in the past, here is a video to resolve the issue :)
These are the exact same instructions I saw in another video before, thus remaining unhelpful, due to a folder not existing in in the "Sony" folder.
Okay, I figured out the problem, I was supposed to open it from in my Steam folders, because I have the software on Steam.
Very cool game, would like to see a 2nd part, get some answers answered :-)
Great job on this game, would recommend it :-)
I don't know about "improve", but if you want music or sound fx I'd be glad to help :)
I don't think this game requires more music or fxs, but if you have a website where I can listen to samples feel free to leave the link. As long as your prices aren't too high I may consider using them for future projects ;)
Hi, at the moment I'm not home so I can only give you some links of projects I've worked on (not all but let's keep it short)
here's a link to my soundcloud page; it has a variety of pieces that I uploaded, so you can have an idea
For the prices I usually work them out project by project. With the last one I've worked on we agreed on 35 euros per minute of music made (it can change though)
The only thing I can say for feedbacks is everyone was satisfied of the final product in the end :)
I really enjoyed this game
Wow, I'm still amazed. That game was phenomenal! Though I'm so confused, especially about "Rudy" (hope that's not too spoiler-y). Like, whaaat? And "his" two different arms in one ending. It's all so mysterious. Do you plan on clearing anything up? And no matter what I do, I don't know how to get the gallery picture that's the third one diagonally down to the right.
But yeah. I was actually kind of scared at some points. Some endings for so mind-fucky, but the true one was just heartwarming. :)
Hi! Thank you so much for playing the game, I'm so happy you liked it (even though it was confusing XD)
To shed a little light, here are some--spoilers!
**YES, A LOT OF SPOILERS! BEWARE!**
Ok, about the Rudy matter and the double "nature" of the creature: I wanted the player to craft the story and the characters, so based on your behaviour towards the unknown creature (you can either be kind or a jerk to him, but also be "brave" or "scared") the game decides if YOU are the human or the monster of the story. Basically there are 4 combinations:
1)You are the human, the "kid" is a monster
2)You are the monster, the kid is human
3)You are both humans
4)You are both monsters
For the gallery image: I'm not sure if I understood the picture you are talking about, but I think it might be either the one for ending 3 (walkthrough, in the download section) or this one, try to pick:
Hi -- I'm...no one -- where am I? -- go with him -- eat -- don't say anything -- eat it raw -- be aggressive -- be evasive -- start a fire -- have you seen yourself -- sleep -- i need to find him -- don't -- yes -- stay with him
Let me know if this is it, if not I'm at your disposal 👍 and thank you again for leaving your feedback, I really appreciated it :)
First try, true ending. It was very scary, very tense... but I really tried to act like an adult and while I was careful I was willing to listen and trust. Really glad it paid off. Thank you, this game is wonderfully crafted.
Just made a video of me playing your game, and I gotta say I really enjoyed. Both me and my friend I did a video with really liked it. Hope to see more games from you in the future. :)
Well, that was a very interesting experience.. made me feel anxious just as planned ;)
Btw, got true endind on the first try, f*ck yeah :D
This was a really interesting visual novel. This a perfect medium for short stories.