In "The Dark Lineage" you re-take the role of police detective Howard Loreid, a man tormented by the paranormal happenings around him. Howard discovers that his own terrible past has some connection to the madness that is about to swallow him, yet again.
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May 28, 2010
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August 14

First-person Survival Horror Game ‘Lunacy: Saint Rhodes’ Will Traumatize Players



We’re delighted to announce that we will be publishing new developer Lazarus Studio’s first game, Lunacy: Saint Rhodes, a first-person survival horror game in which you’re never truly safe - as the game watches your every move and adapts to your playing style. The game is slated for release for PC in 2019.

In Lunacy: Saint Rhodes, you seek the truth behind your family’s ghastly murder. Investigate the history of your ancestral home in the town of Saint Rhodes, while fighting to survive what haunts it. The Author, an advanced AI, observes how you play and changes the course of the game based on your actions. You are being watched; never alone, never safe.

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Lunacy: Saint Rhodes is a truly terrifying experience, unravelling the horrific tale of the events in the town of Saint Rhodes. Frightening creatures roam the streets, guided by The Author, as you explore the minutely detailed town, in search of clues to help you survive. No single visit to the town will be the same, with multiple non-linear paths leading to different outcomes.

An early gameplay demo of the game was featured on itch.io and was covered extensively on YouTube having been viewed over 4 million times, most notably by markiplier who noted that Lunacy: Saint Rhodes “is a terrifying experience”. The commercial release promises to be a vast improvement on that early demo.



Lunacy: Saint Rhodes Key Features
  • An advanced AI watches your every move and ensures that you never really feel safe
  • True atmospheric horror, enhanced by the beautifully crafted environments of Saint Rhodes
  • Harrowing storyline involving a family with a dark past
  • Terrifying enemies, all requiring a different approach
  • Multiple paths to take and outcomes to experience

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https://store.steampowered.com/app/874450/Lunacy_Saint_Rhodes/
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Reviews

“If H.P. Lovecraft were still with us, he'd undoubtedly approve.”
100 – Fortean Times

“Excels at combining the art style of classic horror with dynamic shadow and lighting effect, which truly brings the terror to life”
90 – Halfbeard's HUD

“If you are an H.P. Lovecraft fan this game is a must-buy and if you're not...then it's still an enjoyable game.”
70 – Gaminglives

About This Game

‘Darkness Within’ is an adventure game series, inspired by the works of celebrated horror writer, H.P. Lovecraft. In this second instalment, ‘The Dark Lineage’, players once again take the role of police detective Howard Loreid, a man tormented by the paranormal happenings around him, in the first volume ‘In Pursuit of Loath Nolder’. Now, Howard discovers that his own terrible past has some connection to the madness that is about to swallow him, yet again.

The Dark Lineage will take you to places where the ‘things’ of the past still live, and all the memories that should be long forgotten are still recalled; including a sleepy, depressing town called Arkhamend, a Victorian mansion that conceals dark secrets, a dilapidated building hidden within forbidding, snow-clad woods and dim underground buildings and tunnels. The Dark Lineage is even more harrowing than the previous instalment, so prepare yourself for the descending darkness, this time will be your last...

Darkness Within 2: The Dark Lineage ‘Director's Cut Edition’ was specifically created for Steam, with many extra features not available in previous versions:
  • Graphical refreshes for most environments.
  • A brand new location begging to be explored.
  • Post screen Chromatic Aberration effect and Color gradation effect create a more ‘cinematic’ look, drastically improving the overall visual effect.
  • More balanced game-play with new additional puzzles and enhancements.

    Key features:

    • Unlike Part 1, Part 2 is no longer ‘point-and-click’, but plays in 3D, with the power of the NVIDIA PhysX engine ; so you can move anywhere you want, light up your way with light sources that cast real-time soft shadows and realistically lift up, push, pull or throw objects.
    • Built-in Hint System with 3 Difficulty Levels – Players can choose to play in Standard, Detective, or Senior Detective modes.
    • Dynamic Puzzles and Features: Traditional adventure game puzzles are complimented by deciphering dreams, underlining excerpts in documents to garner critical clues and interacting physically with the environment
    • Enhanced Gameplay Experience: Compelling special effects, stunning visuals, and dynamic lighting and shading, in a ‘first person’ game environment.
    • Eerie Gameplay Atmosphere: An immersive experience is created by a fascinating ‘Lovecraftian’ story, chilling realtime cut scenes, and haunting music.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows® 2000/XP/Vista™
    • Processor: 1,8 GHz Intel® Pentium® or equivalent
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB DirectX® 9.0c compatible Pixel/Vertex Shader 3.0 support
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX® 9.0c compatible sound card
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows® 7/8™
    • Processor: 2,4 GHz Intel® Pentium® or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB DirectX® 9.0c compatible Pixel/Vertex Shader 3.0 support
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX® 9.0c compatible sound card

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