"Lumber Island - That Special Place" is a psychedelic first-person horror adventure.
- The plot doesn't lead you by the hand, only self-contained exploration reveals obscure history of this place and its secrets.
- Atmosphere is the most important aspect - you'll see no buttons on your screen; there is no inventory in the game, which provides maximum immersion aided by music, sounds and Oculus Rift in future.
The game development has been completed, and it is being tested now. I worked on this game all by myself for about a year. Of course, the first concepts and alpha versions were released earlier, and I initially planned to release episodes one by one. In 2013, a famous Youtube blogger Pewdiepie played one of my alpha releases, and left a very positive feedback :)
Inspired by that, I decided to redevelop it from the scratch, on a higher level — and ultimately I managed to integrate all the episodes into one coherent game, which is here for you to play and explore.
Team: one man (me) +hired freelancers:
- 3D Character Artist (16h of the work)
- text editor / interpreter (5h of the work)
Money: ~$600 (Asset Store content, hired freelancers)
Time: 8 months, 2-4h per day.
I hope this information will be useful to somebody and you'll help me too :)