Very, very cool. I felt the 3D maze could have been halved, but overall incredible and mysterious little demo.
ARD: Anomalous Research Department (DEMO)
In the basement of a local community college, a forgotten computer sits.
The last relic of the Anomalous Research Department.
What was their purpose? What did they find?
Was it the solution? Or was it the cause?
Full Project in Development by:
Trevor Henderson - Twitter
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Absolutely wonderful little time
i shut off the computer. it stays shut off. interesting
This is an absolutely delightful time. Very sinister.
Most horror games on itch.io usually don't make me anxious or jump, but this one was truly a diamond in the rough, absolute great job.
This was amazing! Maybe it was just playing this in the dark at 3 am but wow I have goosebumps all over.. I'm surely going to recommend this to everyone I can.
Here are a few thoughts:
1 - Overall great job. I like that the computer feels like it's "just user friendly enough", with the unexplained blinking light next to things that are "new". You might actually enhance this by starting the game with some of the lights already blinking and turn them off as we explore.
2 - In the video sequence, you have to return to your guest several times to trigger the sequence proceeding, but there isn't a clear reason to. Perhaps you might include something in the report. "The next door neighbor said they heard them going in and out of the bathroom all night long" or something.
3 - In the 3D maze, you might make the photos from the photo viewer come up more often; you also might prompt to press escape to leave it behind. (I clicked a bunch, hit space bar, etc. but didn't think to use Escape as I never used it before.)
The sound in this game is great, the graphics are top tier. I especially love the deer picture. Felt really weird and creepy. All in all a really fun experience!
Another banger! I didn't expect
the playable video. That was really fun.
cool graphics, love the scp foundation vibe. it was real slow on my computer though
youve done it again you madmen. loved the funky maze as well as the use of hands to indicate interactiveness in the video portion. looking forward to the full game
Modus Interactive only puts out bangers.
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These types of computer UI games always freak me out man. I was a bit tired when I played this so I think it was the perfect time to be exposed to how bizarre the entire experience was. I read some emails, checked out some pictures and a video and before I knew it, I was in some deep shit. For those more interested in watching than playing, this was my experience:
Thanks for making games!
Resource usage through the roof for no real reason, maxes out CPU and GPU
I think you might have some issues with the demo on certain hardware judging by other comments, might be worth looking into
: i lost track of the time, but lmao at the "easter egg"
from watching the Sad Satan/Microsoft 3D Maze screensaver all the way through. Was that kind of a troll for people who noticed the music slowing down, or did it have a greater purpose. If not, it could use a trim lol
yeah, i watched that all the way through expecting for something to happen but have no clue what on earth it meant or did
I try to run the game, but the screen remains black after showing the Unity logo. It also makes my computer slow and laggy. I'd really like to play, so I was disappointed it didn't work.
Same here, running Chromium (Brave). I get sounds, I clicked around and could hear the "boot up" sfx, but no visuals at all after Unity splash. Can't wait to check this out when I can! EDIT: i switched to regular Chrome and now it works!
Love this style of horror, awesome demo
Henderson and Modus Interactive, some of my two favorite things. This game is a miracle
Spoopy! A fun little horror experience!
This is a very promising demo, I kinda hope the final game will turn into an anthology with the player being able to experience different weird occurrences. Can’t wait to see the full game (even though I did get stuck a few times, I apparently need a lot of handholding, otherwise I am lost :D).
literally unplayable as it slows down the webpage and takes almost a full minute to respond to any clicks in the game window
It worked perfectly for me, it may be a problem with your computer
my computer works just fine on everything else, and looking at other comment sim not the only one with this issue
Have you tried other browsers? The one u are using may be the problem
i hope i dont die
I went into this not realizing who was developing it and it's no surprise knowing now why this was so good! Cant wait to see where this goes!
My browser version of this game completely crashes or freezes my computer except for the game itself which also will not work but I can hear the sounds for it running. the only way for me to do anything else on my computer is to reload the page itself. This is a very annoying bug that I wanted you guys to know if you are using a Chromebook.
Wow, this was really good.
While I think this looks like a cool game I can't really play it properly because it seems to crash or really really REALLY slows down my computer and I have no idea how to fix it. If you guys have any suggestions on how to undo this PLEASE let me know. Also Adrionic, you really funny man.
this was amazing
You've done it again, but ++ this time! Premium stuff.
this is probably the best in-browser game I ever played.
this is epic
great little experience! as a follower of Trevor's art it was neat to see his works presented in this immersive fashion, and when I started to go "hm, is this all this is?" I crack open the motel video and lo and behold its got even more!
I really loved the horror game where it starts from an old computer main page to an entire horror story on its own. I did not expect the player to be able to enter the video and play through the video to find out what happened. It would be good if maybe more things about the main antagonist could be shared with the player because as a person playing the game, everything was awesome, the effects, sound and design of the game but the storyline about the antagonist is not very clear. Other than that, this is an incredible horror game and it certainly impressed a horror game lover like I am.
Thank you for reading my comment and I wish you good luck in your future endeavour.
As soon as I opened the game page and saw the old IBM desktop computer as the backdrop, I knew it was going to be good. Really delightfully spooky experience. The amount of unease I felt with not knowing what might happen next after "watching" the motel.avi video was perfect. This is an awesome concept!
You were a genius to put a computer image around the game screen, I love it!
Ran great for me in Firefox. Love this.
It goes completely unresponsive for me during the video if I lock the door or turn on the tv. :(
hmm, that's interesting, I haven't come across that bug yet but I'll poke around. thanks for letting us know! In the meantime, could you see if it works in another browser
Damn that's so hype
I played this on the 2021 Haunted PS1 demo disc and loved everything about it. I am so glad that this is turning into a full game.
Cheers to the team!