Lorna Ritten, has learned of Alfred Cypress her grandfather whom she has never known. She has always wanted to find out more about her family but it has been somewhat of a mystery. Wanting to know more, this leads her into the beginning of a very unique situation.
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Release Date: Mar 10, 2014

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About This Game

Lorna Ritten, has learned of Alfred Cypress, her grandfather whom she has never known. She has always wanted to find out more about her family but it has been somewhat of a mystery. But she also learns of what she has inherited, of which she has no idea of just how important this actually is to her and others. Wanting to know more, this leads her into the beginning of a very unique situation. Regardless of what she is facing, she must continue forward to achieve what is needed for herself, and so much more!

Arriving at a secluded island, the setting is somewhat overwhelming. But, even with the vastness and mystery of the Island, she wants to find the answers to questions she has had for so long. While knowing very little about Alfred Cypress, it is very obvious he has an eccentric nature, as well as brilliance in him. The technology discovered conveys all this in many ways. There is so much to do, not a lot of time, and the realization of the need to be extremely careful.


Overview for Cypress Inheritance: The Beginning

Cypress Inheritance: The Beginning will give you a unique gaming experience to enjoy. We intended for this game to enable the player to have options, as well as objectives in an environment with an AI that is defending the area. Cypress Inheritance: The Beginning delivers a true-to-life, stealthy gaming experience set in multiple open worlds. As you experience our true cause and effect system while on the path to achieving your goals, the strategy you use will have consequences and those decisions will ultimately determine your success or failure.

Cypress Inheritance: The Beginning includes Chapters I and II, with Chapter III. Chapters II and III continue the story, giving more to encounter and discover. These three chapters together conclude this first game.

NOTE:

We have lowered the price of the game for the time being as we are working on additional play and small fixes over the next several weeks. We are going to rebuild the entire game, adding much more content and strengthening the game play in UE4 to give the best experience possible. We plan to have this out sometime late next year at which time the price will be increased. Currently, it will stay at lower price and anyone who does purchase now will get the new UE4 version of the game at no additional charge. We want to make sure that this, being the first PC game from Cypress Inheritance, is what it was intended be and is an enjoyable and entertaining experience.

Chapter I Screenshots











Chapter II Screenshots













CHAPTER III

Chapter III. Below are a few screenshots from the two environments from Chapter III. Chapter III has very strong visuals which include two distinctly unique, detailed environments. The game play in this chapter is also a little different from the first two chapters. There is more action, as well as more interaction within the environment. As you make your way through the environment you will need to be extremely vigilant, as Vonya is watching and waiting.



















GAMEPLAY FEATURES

Single player, stealth based strategy gameplay

The Cypress Bloodline - By being a part of the Cypress bloodline, Lorna Ritten is given a chance to finally find about her true identity. She has wanted to know about her birth parents ever since she learned she was adopted. Approached by a stranger, she is now given the opportunity to find the answers she has been wanting to know for so long.

Open World - As Lorna, Immerse yourself in a non-linear experience as you search for and uncover the secrets of the Cypress family past in an open world with day/night cycles all powered by the Unreal Engine. You will find hidden areas, outposts and vaults filled with secrets and challenges. From the endless forests to the dark shadows of the caves, there is much to discover.

You only have one chance to complete your mission. Your choices and use of resources on Cypress Island will have permanent consequences that affect your chances of surviving the island and completing your mission.

Locate – Find valuable information and uncover the secrets which were kept from you for so long. You will be given technology that will allow you to use stealth, which will enable you to search without being detected and will help you in achieving your mission.

Protect – You will need to make sure these secrets are well kept and protected. Remember, the information you are about to recover could change the world.

Survive – You must overcome challenges and obstacles while balancing your health and stamina. Initially having only 72 hours to accomplish your mission, you will need to use strategy, patience and stay strong to achieve your objectives.

The Enemy – Beware of Vonya and the additional AI she has to help her. She knows why you are here and is determined to capture you and prevent you from completing your mission. Health, stamina, and how you strategize and traverse the area are extremely important to help you gain the assets she is protecting.

Multiple endings- Based on choices you make throughout the game, your ending will be different.

Replayability - With the locations of the Cypress family secrets randomly generated by the engine, along with the A I, you will never play the same game twice.

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

• Chapters II and III are a part of the first title and come at no additional cost, adding several hours of extra game-play and carrying you deeper into the story!

• Family Friendly – Our game has no harsh violence, nudity or vulgar language.

• Cause & Effect Gameplay – With the design of the game you can enjoy different situations every time you play.

• Stunning 3D Graphics powered by the Unreal Engine.

• Enjoy an Original Soundtrack as you take your journey in Cypress Inheritance: The Beginning

• Easy to learn Controls

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Window XP SP3
    • Processor: Intel i5 or AMD A10
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 560 / ATI Radeon HD 6750
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectSound® compatible sound card
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Quad Core 3.0GHz or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 / ATI Radeon HD 7790
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectSound® compatible sound card
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.7
    • Processor: 2.5 Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000
    • Storage: 7 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS X 10.7 or higher
    • Processor: 2.7 Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M
    • Storage: 7 GB available space
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[eXPerim] ToastyTREY
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
Avoid. Bad textures, confusing and horrible gameplay, and extremely bad performance
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CelesteJak
( 12.0 hrs on record )
Posted: January 1
This was not a good game, sorry. It is boring, pedantic and predictable with poor graphics, controls that can't be reconfigured, almost no gameplay instructions that make sense...I could go on. Combine that with the inability to jump or manuver past up/down/right/left, and you have a huge yawner. On top of that, for some reason if you don't skip the beginning part of the game...the story, there is a better than fifty fifty chance you will see the island blown up and get the credits rolling through the screen. Credits mind you, you must CNTRL, ALT, DEL to skip as ESC won't get you out. Got to get those accolades in folks. I know this is a rather harsh critique and I don't usually post them but with all the hype about this game, you would have thought it was something special, something worth paying for. It wasn't until I bought and paid for it...money I can't get back for this piece of cr*p, that I found out just how bad it really is. The reason for the criticism is to hopefully keep someone else from making the same mistake. Buy Styx with your money, buy Thief, Dishonored if you want stealth, heck, buy Dark Messiah of Might and Magic...a fairly challenging D and D for a challenge with about the same level of graphics but some interesting gameplay, but please, don't invest your hard earned dollars in Cypress Inheritance. This beginning should also be it's end.
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ahomehelp
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: September 2, 2015
oculus rift support mid 2014 nearly 2016 payed money off steam for that reason
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Irregular Joe
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 17, 2014
It's crash prone (four in the very tiny amout of play time I bothered with), has limited customizing options (including a tiny range of resolutions and no way to alter graphical quality), and the voice acting makes me wish I'd been born deaf. It isn't just that I don't recommend it, I actively recommend against it.
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Whisp
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28, 2014
I've played quite a few broken games before, but this is pretty high on that list. There are so many problems in just the first half-hour of this game, that I doubt I will even try to brute-force my way through the sludge. First, they seem to have ignored optimization completely. Frequent and long loading screens, poor frame-rate, choppy camera control. Secondly, there is really no stealth. Enemies can spot you regardless of your position, visibility or speed of movement; most of the time, seemingly at random. Other times they will completely ignore you. The stealth utilities they give you are difficult to use when harried and when the frames are dropping (you know, the moment you need them). I found that the medkits were totally useless as well. Most of the time you can only take a single hit, and when you got lucky, two. There was never a point where I could stop and heal that graze.

The fact that they are trying to work on a Chapter 2 before dealing with all this seems to be a marketing ploy. The developers need to stop what they are doing and work on the game engine + A.I. before they waste their efforts on this shell of a game. I sincerely hope they do; I still think the premise is good. Will be hopeful for any large patches to come.
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cublikefoot
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 27, 2014
http://www.cublikefoot.com/cypress-inheritance-the-beginning-first-impressions/

Cypress Inheritance: The Beginning looked interesting going into it, but I ended up very disappointed with the experience.

The game’s first issue is its terrible optimization. The game looks like it came out in 2005, but manages to run poorly even on a high-end system like mine. 15fps is simply unacceptable, especially for a game with such low-res textures. I simply gave up on the game about ten minutes into it due to the issues it had running on my system. There was an update for the game with some extra graphics settings, but they did nothing to help the performance.

I’d advise staying away from this game.
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thaunor
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 6, 2014
$10 game at best.
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[BM] Meroka
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: March 18, 2014
Cypress Inheritance promises an interesting experience, but is sadly marred by the worst optimisation in a game I've ever encountered. The game is hardly on the bleeding edge of graphical fidelity, looking like a title from over 5 years ago, yet demands absurdly high computer specifications to show off this low-res mess. If you have a very high end gaming machine you could consider this title, though it would scarcely do your investment any justice. Anyone else would do well to stay away until the developers can be bothered to optimise. Buyer beware.

Check out my first impressions (such as they are) here: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=239820264
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Faraleth
( 4.3 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: March 9, 2014
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Bzt6SWqgIE

EDIT: I would recommend checking out my developer interview for the game too, as it confirms many of the reasons for the problems in this game. It's also an insightful look into the development process.

Cypress Inheritance: The Beginning is a first person exploration game brought to you by the confusingly named Cypress Inheritance, which involves elements of stealth and an open world, or at least it would be if it actually worked.

My full review is the video review above. Don't waste your money.

UPDATE 12/03/14: The developer has in fact updated the game with some graphics options, as well as "a few changes with the A I". Patch notes can be found in the usual place, although I can't comment on these changes at the current time, as I reviewed the game on release when it should have been complete, and I simply can't re-review games whenever they are patched due to the amount of other titles coming out.
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716 of 856 people (84%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: March 9, 2014
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Bzt6SWqgIE

EDIT: I would recommend checking out my developer interview for the game too, as it confirms many of the reasons for the problems in this game. It's also an insightful look into the development process.

Cypress Inheritance: The Beginning is a first person exploration game brought to you by the confusingly named Cypress Inheritance, which involves elements of stealth and an open world, or at least it would be if it actually worked.

My full review is the video review above. Don't waste your money.

UPDATE 12/03/14: The developer has in fact updated the game with some graphics options, as well as "a few changes with the A I". Patch notes can be found in the usual place, although I can't comment on these changes at the current time, as I reviewed the game on release when it should have been complete, and I simply can't re-review games whenever they are patched due to the amount of other titles coming out.
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A developer has responded on Mar 11, 2014 @ 8:44am
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125 of 152 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 18, 2014
Cypress Inheritance promises an interesting experience, but is sadly marred by the worst optimisation in a game I've ever encountered. The game is hardly on the bleeding edge of graphical fidelity, looking like a title from over 5 years ago, yet demands absurdly high computer specifications to show off this low-res mess. If you have a very high end gaming machine you could consider this title, though it would scarcely do your investment any justice. Anyone else would do well to stay away until the developers can be bothered to optimise. Buyer beware.

Check out my first impressions (such as they are) here: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=239820264
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79 of 98 people (81%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 27, 2014
http://www.cublikefoot.com/cypress-inheritance-the-beginning-first-impressions/

Cypress Inheritance: The Beginning looked interesting going into it, but I ended up very disappointed with the experience.

The game’s first issue is its terrible optimization. The game looks like it came out in 2005, but manages to run poorly even on a high-end system like mine. 15fps is simply unacceptable, especially for a game with such low-res textures. I simply gave up on the game about ten minutes into it due to the issues it had running on my system. There was an update for the game with some extra graphics settings, but they did nothing to help the performance.

I’d advise staying away from this game.
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36 of 41 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 28, 2014
I've played quite a few broken games before, but this is pretty high on that list. There are so many problems in just the first half-hour of this game, that I doubt I will even try to brute-force my way through the sludge. First, they seem to have ignored optimization completely. Frequent and long loading screens, poor frame-rate, choppy camera control. Secondly, there is really no stealth. Enemies can spot you regardless of your position, visibility or speed of movement; most of the time, seemingly at random. Other times they will completely ignore you. The stealth utilities they give you are difficult to use when harried and when the frames are dropping (you know, the moment you need them). I found that the medkits were totally useless as well. Most of the time you can only take a single hit, and when you got lucky, two. There was never a point where I could stop and heal that graze.

The fact that they are trying to work on a Chapter 2 before dealing with all this seems to be a marketing ploy. The developers need to stop what they are doing and work on the game engine + A.I. before they waste their efforts on this shell of a game. I sincerely hope they do; I still think the premise is good. Will be hopeful for any large patches to come.
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19 of 26 people (73%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 17, 2014
It's crash prone (four in the very tiny amout of play time I bothered with), has limited customizing options (including a tiny range of resolutions and no way to alter graphical quality), and the voice acting makes me wish I'd been born deaf. It isn't just that I don't recommend it, I actively recommend against it.
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42 of 80 people (53%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 6, 2014
$10 game at best.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
12.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
This was not a good game, sorry. It is boring, pedantic and predictable with poor graphics, controls that can't be reconfigured, almost no gameplay instructions that make sense...I could go on. Combine that with the inability to jump or manuver past up/down/right/left, and you have a huge yawner. On top of that, for some reason if you don't skip the beginning part of the game...the story, there is a better than fifty fifty chance you will see the island blown up and get the credits rolling through the screen. Credits mind you, you must CNTRL, ALT, DEL to skip as ESC won't get you out. Got to get those accolades in folks. I know this is a rather harsh critique and I don't usually post them but with all the hype about this game, you would have thought it was something special, something worth paying for. It wasn't until I bought and paid for it...money I can't get back for this piece of cr*p, that I found out just how bad it really is. The reason for the criticism is to hopefully keep someone else from making the same mistake. Buy Styx with your money, buy Thief, Dishonored if you want stealth, heck, buy Dark Messiah of Might and Magic...a fairly challenging D and D for a challenge with about the same level of graphics but some interesting gameplay, but please, don't invest your hard earned dollars in Cypress Inheritance. This beginning should also be it's end.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
Avoid. Bad textures, confusing and horrible gameplay, and extremely bad performance
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 2, 2015
oculus rift support mid 2014 nearly 2016 payed money off steam for that reason
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