Enjoy Ambient Channels episodes using passive cinematic and positioned cams or FPS scavenger hunt modes. Enjoy synchronized music via our included Infinity Jukebox application. Ambient Channels is delivered as a rotating set of free episodes and the ability to collect more episodes via DLC.
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Oct 25, 2020

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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We have our core game play experience in place in a few episodes and we want to start getting feedback on that experience as we build out additional features and expand our episode catalog. We would also like to engage the community around which content and themes are most interesting to them. We will be continually switching out our free episodes to provide experiences across different genres.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We expect to be in Early Access for roughly 6-9 months while we finish and polish our user experience modes and build a solid catalog of episodes.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“We plan to launch with multiple episodes on a wide variety of channels. We also plan to improve our controller support and add ability for user generated community content, such as additional cinematic camera paths or different selection of items to collect in an episode.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“We have a starting selection of episodes with both cinematic cameras and scavenger hunt games to receive community feedback on.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“We may adjust the final price of episode DLC (by no more than 50%) after we understand the full set of features required to fully engage our audience.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We would love to hear what the community thinks, both positive and critical of the provided episodes and overall game experience. We will be responding to questions on our title's forum and provide additional information about our game and direction on our discord channel.”
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2.0 Update

For our 2.0 update, we've made several improvements, including some existing episodes fixes, adding Secret Items challenges to all episodes, and integrated our two other media related applications; the full version of Infinity Jukebox w/visualizers and Ambiance Machine, our media app that adds fun screen saver type scenes and lets you schedule recurring or specific dated Events with countdown timers which you can use for staying focused on tasks or alarms with pre-selected scenes and jukebox playlists.

Episode Updates:
* Secret Items challenge added for Marina Apartments, Fantasy Camp, Black Room, Graveyard & Hell House.
* Improved the Examination View across all episodes to better center/zoom/rotate items.
* Fixed issue with pumpkins examining in the wrong orientation and their stems not showing for the Pumpkin Hunt in 'Graveyard'.
* Improved blood and splatter effects in Hell House.
* Roughly 100 more songs (over 700 songs total now).
* Added Double jump to allow for jumping out of some of the areas previously able to cause a soft-lock.

Ambiance Machine
We're excited to include Ambiance Machine, a companion media app, now embedded in Ambient Channels. It provides quick loading screen saver type scenes and an event scheduling component that can be used across any of the views in Ambient Channels. You set the time, duration, playback item to load (Ambiance Machine Scene, Ambient Channel Episode, or Infinity Jukebox Visualizer) and an optional music playlist and it will cut over to that view at the appropriate time and display a clock and time remaining/information for your event. (You can schedule multiple events and continue to the next one once you finish your event). When the timer is up, the playlist will be stopped and a sound effect will sound. Use it for Alarms, focused time, etc.

You can hit F4 anytime to open the Ambiance Machine App and go to the schedule page to manage your events and you can hit F7 to toggle the Ambiance Machine HUD to display a clock and the Event/Next Event Information.

Infinity Jukebox
Previously, we had only included the Infinity Jukebox HUD you can toggle anytime with F6. We have added the full Infinity Jukebox application which also includes the full screen view for Infinity Jukebox and 3 different full screen visualizers.

Coming Soon
We are currently working on optimizing episodes to increase frame rates to run comfortably on more hardware. In the mean-time, you can adjust resolution and quality if you go to the graphics settings screen by hitting F9 and then clicking Graphics.

We are also working to reduce the initial load time when launching the game which increased with this update.

Thanks for your patience.

Halloween Release

Announcing the launch of Ambient Channels 1.1. Thanks for your feedback, in addition to adding our planned episodes, we've tried to incorporate some of your feedback in hopes of increasing the enjoyability for all our users.

Settings
Adjust Music and Ambience volumes.
Adjust Resolution, Display mode and Graphics Quality.
Note: You can access settings from any episode by hitting F2 and going to settings page. Hit F2 again to close settings without having to reload the episode.

Gameplay
New Secret Items mode - find 3 objects and unlock 4 achievements per episode.
(This is currently added to top 2 new episodes, will be added to the original 4 episodes and Hell House in an upcoming update)
When finding items, the items list on the right is ordered by number of items remaining to find to make it easier to see what is left to find.

New Episodes
Desolate Space - Contaminated Vessel. This space vessel has been contaminated and abandoned due to an alien life force. Includes background ambience. (Currently Free)
Abandoned Town - Farmhouse. This farmhouse has been abandoned due to a local environmental catastrophe. Includes a Hidden Objects chapter. (DLC purchase)
Terror Forest - Hell House. Hell House is a location of horrific acts in Terror Forest, the site of a nuclear disaster. While radiation keeps normal people away, there are some unsavory beings that use the area for unsavory deeds.

Other
The episode guide now has an indicator for if you've purchased an episode, if it's currently free or if it requires DLC purchase.
The episode preview has a DLC Purchase button to open the Steam overlay to the DLC page.
Indicator for number of items remaining to be found to complete chapter.
Exit Button on Main Episode UI
Added another 100+ songs to the jukebox.

Thanks for trying Ambient Channels!

Launch Weekend!

Welcome to the launch of Ambient Channels!

We're launching with nearly 500 songs in Infinity Jukebox - each episode includes it's own custom playlist, but you can use F6 in-game to bring up the Infinity Jukebox HUD to select another genre based playlist.

In celebration of Halloween, we've added the Episode 'Dreamscapes - Graveyard' which includes the Hidden Objects chapter 'Pumpkin Hunt'. Search the graveyard for nearly 50 pumpkins to unlock the achievement.


Thanks for trying our game, we'll be adding additional Halloween themed DLC over the next few days. Please join us in discussions or discord to share your opinions or request features/episode ideas.

About This Game

Welcome to Ambient Channels!
Ambient Channels is a passive game with clicker and non-interactive modes. The current clicker mode is a hidden objects game where you find a pre-selected set of items. The low/non-interactive modes provide you an escape into ambiance.

Hidden Objects / Scavenger Hunt Modes
In the Hidden Objects / Scavenger Hunt mode, you pilot an invisible drone which can go through walls or an FPS controller, but in either case, you can casually navigate the scene to find a preset list of items.


Passive Modes
Different episodes offer different passive modes, we primarily provide a warp camera that you can control to move from one location to another as well as a rail camera which takes you on a cinematic course using a predetermined time scale.

Infinity Jukebox
To set the right tone, we provide Infinity Jukebox; a growing collection of high quality game music categorized into a large set of genres. Each episode has its own custom playlist based on intersecting a series of genres. You can also play music visualizers through Infinity Jukebox.

Ambiance Machine
New!We're excited to include Ambiance Machine, a companion media app, now embedded in Ambient Channels. It provides quick loading screen saver type scenes and an event scheduling component that can be used across any of the views in Ambient Channels. You set the time, duration, playback item to load (Ambiance Machine Scene, Ambient Channel Episode, or Infinity Jukebox Visualizer) and an optional music playlist and it will cut over to that view at the appropriate time and display a clock and time remaining/information for your event. (You can schedule multiple events and continue to the next one once you finish your event). When the timer is up, the playlist will be stopped and a sound effect will sound. Use it for Alarms, focused time, etc.

You can hit F4 anytime to toggle the Ambiance Machine HUD to display a clock, Event/Next Event Information and a button to open the scheduler.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel i5-6400
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 650 or AMD R7 250x
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: AMD FX 8300
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 650Ti or AMD R7 260
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 20 GB available space

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