A cosmic-horror game inspired by the works of H. P. Lovecraft.
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Sep 12, 2017

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“The game was released on Early Access because it would allow for a greater freedom for experimentation, to get feedback from the different elements and improve the entire gameplay.

Since the game is inspired by Lovecraft stories, we are going after a specific kind of horror, very different from the usual jump-scare/splatterhouse/shock kind of horror, so the Early Access phase will also help us test our ideas as well, though that doesn't mean we will spoil the story.”

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March 19

Quick note

Hi there. I'm just copy-pasting a response I just made in the forum a few minutes ago:

Hi there.
Yes, you are right, it's been a while. I'm not sure if you have read the announcements I posted (in the "news" section around here), so I'm going to give the quick summary:
The team abandoned the project in early 2017, I ran out of money, and, after almost a year of working on this game on my own I realized it was too buggy, so everything had to be rebuilt from scratch. I tried to "fix" the bugs, for example, fix the platforming, the navigation, but it's been impossible so rebuilding the game from scratch is the only option. At some point I began to try out some ideas (see the August 2018 update), and some are working (others aren't).

So, after a lot of thinking, I decided to do what I would have done if I had not been forced to release in early access: try a crowdfunding campaign so I can hire a new team to work on the game. If you see above, on november 2018 (a couple of posts above) I stated I was not going to involve other people in this game again, but I changed my mind because involving people is the only way to finish this game considering its current state (specially the part where it's very buggy).

I remember in one update I said I was broke. That's why I began to work on smaller games (for example, The Dreamlands: Aisling's Quest). Things are slightly better thanks to that game, but I am still not in a position where I can drop everything and work on the nightmare since I have bills to pay and family to take care of.

So, after that looooong explanation, it all depends on when I can get that new team.
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About This Game

"Project Whateley" (aka "The Nightmare") is a cosmic-horror game inspired by the works of H. P. Lovecraft.

Note: The game is a work in progress and the game plot is subject to change. Your purchases help alpha-fund its development. For more information, read this update.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Core i3 2.4Ghz or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce GTX 770 2GB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 2200 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectSound-compatible sound device
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Core i5 2.4Ghz or equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce GTX 980 4GB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 2200 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectSound-compatible sound device
    • Additional Notes: This title is compatible with 4K.

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