A downloadable game for Windows

Contemp is a short horror story set in an old abandoned house, enter and see how it has been preserved and what you can find inside!

This game is the result of my specialization project as a computer graphics artist from Luleå Technical University. The production time of the game was 9 weeks with everything produced except sound and music.

The game also supports VR interaction but it is restricted just to walking around in the level. Supported VR is SteamVR (Vive) but also works using SteamVR emulators with a smartphone.

I really hope you will enjoy this short game and would love to hear any kind of feedback!

Controls:
WASD - movement (walk front, left, back, right)
Mouse movement - Rotate camera / look around
Mouse left click - Interact and open doors
Mouse right click - Hold to zoom
E - Activate / pickup
F - Toggle flashlight on / off
Escape or M - open in-game pause-menu

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Contemp_Win64_V1.0.1.zip 945 MB

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Your game comes in at 10:45. This game was awesome, really loved the style of it and it was creepily atmospheric .. would love a longer version of it.

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I love it, but let me add a few suggestions in the spirit of constructive criticism:

- the head-bobbing and the feeling you are either drunk or on a boat, made me feel dizzy.
- the movement due to invisible walls felt pretty limited
- I find it weirdly convenient that the key was just there and that everything was everything abandoned
- obviously, someone still paying the bills for electricity
...these are details, although they matter :)

Everything else is simply amazing! I am surprised at how great the visual atmosphere is, and actually, I was blown away. Please do make a full game out of this, the world will be grateful :D

This was great, I wish I could check it out in VR.

This was great. Fantastic atmosphere that really kept me on edge throughout. The part with the photo's eyes moving was super-subtle and really freaked me out. 

This was a great, creepy game! Obviously a shorter game just meant for the spooks, it definitely did its job. I was spooked! If worked on more for a story and lengthened to fit a plotline, I think it'd be a very terrifying game!

This game wasn't all I thought it was going to be. It had a very nice atmosphere and had a very eerie feeling to it but I didn't feel any sence of danger going through the game. There were moments earli on where I thought that this was it for me but it turned out to be nothing but noise and this continued throughout the game which took away any sense of danger away from the game. Hardly anything scary happened and when it did, it was expected that something was going to happen. I quite liked the ending to the game though, that did make me jump a bit and got me a little scared. I turned around to try and run and I realised that I couldn't. I don't think any other player has throught to turn around or at least from what I had saw, no one else has but that was a nice touch to the game. Really good technique to use. I do think it your next game could do with more unpredictability because after a while this game became predictable. I go more in depth in my video. Feel free to watch it and give me some feedback. 

This was superb and so SO Tense!

Thanks for making us jump.

Short but really good.

I really enjoyed the sound effects

My girlfriend got pretty scared! Take a look...i'm italian!

For being a short Indie Horror game this was pretty creepy. For starters I wouldn't go in an abandoned house by myself. The house had the RE7 feel to it which made the game even better...good job man, I look forward to future games. 

Really, really love the atmosphere of your game. It's so rad.

Really enjoyed playing the game. I'm a sucker for horror, and I wasn't disappointed in the end of the game! 

This game is so good! I loved the aesthetic and the design of the house. It really drew me into the game! Great job!

most creepy game out of the three i played for sure! really added to the video! I love the graphics, extremely immersive and the sounds are extremely effective, especially to say you didn't create them yourself! very creepy jump scare, but even without that jumpscare, the atmosphere was so immersive it was perfect!


Thanks for making this game, i'd love to see more! Possibly a longer version ;)

This game is beautiful, the atmosphere is great and building up the suspense is great and rarely seen by these days overall great job!

This was a fantastic and beautiful game, just wish it was a little longer!!  We encountered a glitch on our playthrough tho. 

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Good God, congrats on the sound design.


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Lmfao wonderful game and i was waiting for something to jumpscare me the whole time

THIS HOUSE IS SPOOPY!

I hate playing horror games so .... why not do a horror game series on youtube? Seems like a good idea,  see me get really scared!! :)

I'm a little late to the party, but still enjoyed my experience with Contemp. It definitely has effort put into it trying to spook the player through the environment. With so much darkness present, I kept expecting to turn a corner and have a face staring at me, which is a quality I like in a horror game. It's good to make the player spook themselves.

Good job on this.

Hello Micaka, i'm projecting and developing a game similar... i've a purpose for you, can u add me on facebook? www.facebook.com/danilo.sisti

Thanks BB

NonVR playthrough:

The leaves fall a bit too slowly.
Since it might take some time to actually notice the shed, you could have a noise set on a tigger/timer, that shifts the player's attention on the shed.
While you hear a windchime, it is nowhere to be seen, which could break immersion you need to build at the beginning.
Similarly the clock in the kitchen and livingroom could be animated (and if the second hand is just "stuck" flicking at the same location, indicating low battery)
An unlock/close sound for the door would also be great.
Inside the house, the moths wouldn't fly around the lamps, as long they off.
Upstair wardrobe door clips into the racks and clothes behind when opening, same for the door in the attic leading to the narrow corridor. 
Sound attenuation of the sound recorder upstairs needs adjustment, since looking around might mute it.
Overall really great atmosphere and very enjoyable :D

it felt like i was in a dream or some sort :D

This game was awesome. I'm really looking forward to more. Thanks for creating this game! Keep it up

Im still trying lol idk what i did but now my text looks like this and idk how to fix it lol XD.

Awwwww it wont work for me :"( but it still looks really good and cool i hope that maybe and can get it to work and then play it but im new to this lol.

Idk how to get it to work yet but it looks GREAT!!!!!! and when i learn how to make it work it will be even better!!!!!!.

Loved this! It was very well done! I would definitely  play more games by this creator. 

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This is a really good game the graphics and sound effects are excellently made I really enjoyed my playthrough.

here's my playthrough: 

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Hello, I am Chad of Korean game broadcasting.
Can you broadcast the game?

It will be broadcast in Korean, not English. I would like to ask for permission before playing the game.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5b3xgODvAWblcnkD7GxsNg?view_as=subscriber  

Is my channel

Holy cow. Not only is the game pretty, but the sound design is just fabulous. There's never silence, just this faint white noise that makes you painfully aware of how quiet it is.

The graphics in this game were honestly amazing! I loved this short horror game! I could see a full horror game out of this! Good job! 

The look of this was AMAZING! Top quality work man!

This demo is twice as good as any full-release AAA title out there. Hope ya'll keep up the good work

1.Sin duda alguna es una de las mejores demos que he jugado!!!!

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It's amazing!!

Are you planning to create a full version? I am really looking forward to it.

I've seen several youtubers play this and just love the environment. I'd love to see this get released on Mac so I can play it for myself.

This game looks astonishing! The ambience, the atmosphere, the tension, all well done. The only bad thing about it is that it's too short. There is no story, so I added my own :p

Amazing short HORROR GAME!!! Love the ambient and everything is very well detailed!

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