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TLC Silent Night - Fixing puzzles and adding final details.

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Here's a couple of grabs from the weekend. I really like the look of the ancestry puzzle, but it's been a pain to program. Instead, I've gone with a simpler puzzle. A shame, but at least it looks nice.


Also, Nigel's corner of the Vestry needed to be pimped up a bit. Feedback suggested it needed to be more 'ghost-hunty', as it was a bit plain, with no real incentive to play around on the Environmeter. That was a problem, as most of the cool visitations are seen via the CCTV unit. The whole area now feels more interactive and updates as the case evolves. A good place for hints. So, basically it's gone from zero to hero, in a few hours.

Also, the photos pinned to the walls are all real, taken over the years while visiting St.Cuby's at Duloe. It's the psychical inspiration for Northfield Church, and the comparisons between reality and my CG world are really strong. No-one wants a Crown game NOT set in real places, so this has been a happy medium for me.


Silent Night - Ghost-Hunting on Halloween

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The Lost Crown - Gifs for Fun

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Real world vs. Game World - Church Building

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Northfield Church is based on St.Cuby's at Duloe, Cornwall. Lots of gamers have great memories of this place, so it was important to get it right, for Silent Night.


I've taken a lot of photos over the years, having visited the church for the last 15 years. I've walked about, the inside and out, in all seasons, including two occasions with snow.  It's been a pleasure to re-create, and present as a location in a ghost story. The north wind will blow, we shall have snow.

Wrap up warm.
Jonathan



TLC - Silent Night - Game Play Modes

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A quick look at Silent Night, and the various game play modes. Full exploration on controller or Keyboard/Mouse, or a classic adventure Point and Click style.

Silent Night - A Ghost Story For Christmas (TLC2.5)

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There is a 'presence' haunting the long forgotten church at 'Northfield'. Angry spirits seek revenge for an ancient crime, from the terrible time of The Black Death. Ghost-hunter, Nigel Danvers, has been sent to investigate the case, using his kitbag of ghost-hunting gadgets, on the loneliest night of the year.

Silent Night - on STEAM


A new 'Lost Crown' Winter Special is coming this December!

It is more than likely that Nigel will make his way to Blackenrock* before the first snow fall, but just in case, the moment has been prepared for, with a brand new, sparkly instalment of the popular 'ghost hunting' adventure games.

Do you believe in ghosts? You know, the old fashioned kind, like the Gray Lady, the hooded monk or the disappearing child?
Silent Night is a classic ghost story, involving ghost hunting tech and detective work. The old Parish Records hold a thousand years of history, from births, deaths and marriages to... secrets best forgotten.


The Setti…

Green Children of Woolpit

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Animating this fellow over the w/e, for a TLC story based on the Green Children of Woolpit. Worth checking out, if you like weird rural stories. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_children_of_Woolpit

It'll be a fun Quest, I hope, with good sound and music to back it up (my anims need that! Ha ha) It won't be perfect, they never are, but hey ho, the wind and the rain, 'cos the rain it raineth everyday.

Jonathan