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Dark Fracture is an indie psychological horror game played in first-person, targeted for full release in 2021.

Over the course of the game, the player is faced with the character’s inner chaos – witnessing the world change around him as the barrier between reality and imagination seems to crumble.


Storyline

The story of Dark Fracture's demo takes place in the late '90s, set in an isolated forest region in the rural USA. You are put in the shoes of Edward: a body farm employee who experiences episodes of psychosis and is dependent on anti-psychotics to get through the day. Edward is barely able to cope with his personal issues, which is intensified by living in solitude. He puts on a brave front and wakes up for work dutifully every day as it serves as his only anchor, but deep inside, trouble is simmering...

One night, while working the dreaded midnight shift, a chain of unfortunate events leaves Edward alone and in the darkness. Slowly, the world around him seems to change.

Is it merely his mind playing tricks on him? Is this no more than an illusion wrought by an ailing mind? Or perhaps there truly is something darker clawing at his heels, threatening to drag him into the depths? We're counting on you to figure it out before he makes a fatal mistake.

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Features

  • Photo-Realistic Graphics: Explore the body farm's mortuary rich and immersive environment.
  • Inventory System: Search for key game items to help your progress, pick them up and use them from your inventory.
  • Physical Items: In-game objects that can be picked up and carried around the world to help in solving puzzles.
  • Sanity Meter: Your sanity is the key to survival. Paranormal events will hinder your progress throughout the game, keep yourself sane and away from losing your mind!
  • Limited Light Sources: You will find limited light sources to navigate the environment, your light sources could potentially run out so use them wisely.
  • Dual Wielding: Holding and using two items at once allows you to strategize the complimentary usage of the tools in order to solve a situational problem.
  • Procedurally Generated Events: Varying sequences of irregular paranormal events, in addition to randomly located pick-up items that appear in different spots at each game level restart.
  • Decision Making: The decisions you make in the game will impact your storyline and outcome. Are you going to follow the system or rebel against it? Choose wisely!

WARNING: This game contains strong language and gruesome content that some players may find disturbing.
Certain scenes may potentially trigger seizures for people with photosensitive epilepsy.
PLAYER DISCRETION IS ADVISED.

Dark Fracture Tease


In Development

  • Non-linear storyline.
  • Real first-person POV experience.
  • New environments & chapters.
  • New characters.
  • New game-play mechanics.
  • Procedurally generated events improvements and add-ons.
  • New features depending on feedback.
  • More animations, cutscenes & game art.
  • More professional music & sounds.
  • Localization; many different languages.

Dark Fracture Tease


Pre-Alpha Demo

We will release this early version (Dark Fracture Pre-Alpha 1.0) publicly for free, so we can receive valuable feedback from the community and improve our development in the coming months in preparation for release.

The current demo contains 35 minutes to 1 hour of gameplay.


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We hope you are going to enjoy this quick tease into Dark Fracture, we will value any feedback through Discord! Thank you :)

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dark-fracture-demo.zip 2 GB
Version 1

Support

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DF SUPPORT

We are offering limited time offers, to show your support to our game and help us in future development, being an unfinanced two-man indie studio, we have had to dig deep into our own pockets to create the best user experience we can for the players.

We want to continue delivering nothing less than AAA quality, and that will foreseeably require some future investments, since the project is still in its early stages. Additional funding will allow us to uphold the integrity of our production, by ensuring we are not constrained in providing the highest quality in every aspect, like soundtracks, art, animations, characters, final game play-time, and assets we can provide throughout the game.

By naming your price 15$, you will receive:

  • Steam key to Dark Fracture.

  • Your name credited as early backer in the game credits.

* Steam key can be replaced with other selected gaming platform key.

DF PARTNER

We are offering limited time offers, to show your support to our game and help us in future development, being an unfinanced two-man indie studio, we have had to dig deep into our own pockets to create the best user experience we can for the players.

We want to continue delivering nothing less than AAA quality, and that will foreseeably require some future investments, since the project is still in its early stages. Additional funding will allow us to uphold the integrity of our production, by ensuring we are not constrained in providing the highest quality in every aspect, like soundtracks, art, animations, characters, final game play-time, and assets we can provide throughout the game.

By naming your price 30$, you will receive:

  • Steam key to Dark Fracture.

  • Get all beta versions of Dark Fracture.

  • Dark Fracture artbook (digital).

  • Your name & message credited as early backer in the game.

* Steam key can be replaced with other selected gaming platform key.

Development log

Comments

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Really scary and tense! Been waiting for a while to play, even just a demo! Not disappointed and can't wait to play the full game! 

 

Thank you for playing! We're happy you enjoyed. Great video and fun reactions! :)

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Gave it a go...

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Thank you for playing, we think you played the earlier playtesters version rather than the newer demo we just released, there's plenty of updates that weren't displayed in your video, and most of the bugs you spoke about already got fixed, regardless, glad you had fun!

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Really great game, loved it full and the experience was great.  Can't wait to play this and do a series. Keep it up and I hope my video helps more people see your game 

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Thank you so much for playing and for the positive feedback! :)

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Your demo for Dark Fracture was good. I really liked the environment and the responsive movement that immersed me. My gripe is how long it takes to push continue after picking up an item and my problem is how game breaking the bugs are. I had to restart around 5 times because an unmovable object would block a door or a different item wouldn't move. Other than that it was great. 

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Thank you for playing, great video. We took note of all your feedback and will improve based on it. Do you mind giving us more info regarding which objects you had the issues with so we can fix it? Was it always the trolleys blocking the way?

The trolleys are scripted at certain points to move, but If I'm in their path they get pushed to the door and get stuck there. The second trolley in the freezer room was stuck the first time around. The valve got frozen on the wall and the little menu to turn the valve was stuck on the screen. Those are the game breaking bugs I experienced.

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Thank you for the info!

We will fix the trolleys issue in our next update, sorry for the inconvenience that caused while you played.

The second trolley issue in the freezers room wasn't actually a bug, you entered, didn't use a lighter and due to the darkness accidentally tried to force open the freezers several times, which lead the story into you deciding not to care to carry the trolleys out of the room, and that task has ended due to it, regardless, that shouldn't happen and we will make it easier for players to find the light switch and not hit the freezers when they enter the room.

We didn't find any case of the valve getting stuck in your video (or maybe just missed it, will look again), we assume you edited it out of the video, but we will investigate into the issue.

Thanks again.

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The valve menu gets stuck on screen around 36:22 and it locks me from clicking on the valve to spin it.

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Amazing work this game scared the shit outta me can't wait to play the full game.

Thank you for playing! Really enjoyed watching it!

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No thank you your making a truly amazing game.

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Great! Very creepy!

Thank you!

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Honestly for an indie game I really enjoyed it.

Pros 
> It was actually scary. The suspense led you up to a legit jumpscare. Not some png image flying into your face like mos indie games

> It's graphics and textures went above and beyond.

> The motion blur when you turn makes the game more immerssive and requires you to turn slower for you can observe your surroundings during suspensful moments

Cons

> Why is A15 upside down you troll XDDD

thats it 



Cant wait to sign up for next months patreon :)) 

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Great gameplay! Enjoyed watching it, thank you for playing!

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This game is incredible wow :))

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Thank you for this cool gameplay!

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good creepy

Thank you for playing!

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This is gorgeous! I’m hyped to see the full game

We appreciate the feedback! :)

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Knew this demo would be good and i was right :) very nice i can't wait to see the full game:

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Thank you so much! We really enjoyed watching it! Glad you had fun.

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Nice demo , and graphisme , very good :) 

Thank you for playing!