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AN OUTCRY is a narrative horror game, currently in active development.

A critical reading of modern Europe in the shape of a branching path RPG. Created in RPG Maker 2003, as inspired by games like Space Funeral, OFF and Ib; heavily surrealist in tone, character-focused.

With music by Jack King-Spooner and Christoph Frey.

STORY:

AN OUTCRY takes place in an apartment building in Vienna, Austria, upon which a force descends that cannot understand its residents.

CHARACTERS:

- The unnamed
- Horst Schmitt
- Anne Pierrot
- Esma Yildirim
- Gertrud Eisen

...And others.

CONTENT WARNINGS FOR THIS STORY:

Sudden loud noises, transphobia, fascism, suicide, recreational drug use, blood, gore, animal death

THE CURRENT TEAM:
- Quinn K: Scenario, writing, graphics, event scripting (Twitter: @QuinnPixelArt, e-mail: anoutcrygame@gmail.com)
- Parsely: Event scripting
- Kitet Frogwife: Graphics (Twitter: @kitetofficial)
- Leaf Let: Music (Twitter: @LetLeaf)
- 3D63: SFX (Twitter: @0x3d6e)
- Kaya: Sensitivity reading (Twitter: @oksoft_games)
- "hope" groveland: Music
- Bowser: Graphics (Twitter: @sqwkbx)
- Jeff: Voice work
- Óscar Mendo: Concept art, photo editing (Twitter: @oscarsnail)
ASSET CREDIT:
- Jack King-Spooner: Music (Twitter: @king_spooner)
- Christoph Frey: Music (Twitter: @chrstphfr)
- Kyra: Cars (Twitter: @kyra_dev)
- Samanthuel "Splendidland" Gillson: Anne's design (twitter: @splendidland)
ADDITIONAL THANKS:
- Alessa Baker: Disability consultation, text editing tool (Twitter: @codekittah)
- James: Helping the game off the ground and helping with early conceptualisation
- Jake Elliott: Consultation and encouragement
- EmceeProphIt: Script advice (Twitter: @Emceeprophit)- Nate Kiernan: Encouragement
- The HPS1 community: Being great and endlessly helpful

Jack King-Spooner's part of the OST:


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StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows
Release date Oct 31, 2020
Rating
(17)
AuthorsQuinn K., kitet
GenreAdventure
Made withRPG Maker
Tags2D, Abstract, Dark, Horror, LGBTQIA, Mental Health, Pixel Art, Psychological Horror, RPG Maker, Surreal
Average sessionAbout an hour
LanguagesEnglish
InputsKeyboard
LinksPatreon

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An Outcry was one of the coolest games I've played in a while. Unbearably stylish in it's art, very amazing writing and just about everything I want in a game! It got some spooks out of me, but they weren't just empty spooks. I was on edge, and I could just feel my blood pressure going up haha!


Aside from the spooks, really, the character writing is stellar. I felt really connected to some of the characters and the conversations they all had with each other struck me.


I loved this demo, and I cannot wait to see what's next from the devs. <3

Just finished the Demo. Anyone who reads this, KEEP THIS ON YOUR RADAR. This is so promising so far, I cannot wait to play the finished product. This team deserves all the support they can get! <3

I played through the demo of this in the Haunted PS1 demo disc and was absolutely blown away. I thought the atmosphere was incredibly tense and kept me very on edge as to what would happen next. Cannot wait for the full version.

I'm so excited for the full version of this game! The imagery of the background and character art is really striking, and Quinn's lyricism brings a fantastic depth to the dialogue. Some parts are like poetry, some parts ARE poetry. The unnamed is both alien and relatable to me, and I want to learn more about the world they live in. There's a ton of potential! 

Every bit of this game feels like a tight, suffocating hug. I guess I haven't felt THAT much connected to anything in the last few (quite many, actually) months.

Every word sounds futile, but still..... THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS I CAN BARELY WAIT FOR THE FULL FUCKING VERSION I'D PROUDLY PAY FOR A WHOLE SERIES AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHH

I ADORED this one, WOW! Can't wait for the full release.
Streamed it for youtube, it's so real.

Just finished the Demo(HPS1), thought it was great! Love from Australia

I love this and I think it's a really important game. I'm excited for the full release.

Intriguing game with a unique main character. I really enjoyed what I played and glad I continued after my initial confusion. After the smoking scene I thought the game was over.. but decided to reload my save and make sure lol. 

The game is interesting and the art style's great as well. Imo, it took a bit too long to get to the good parts. But that might just be me. It's interesting if anything else.

Here's my channel for other games I have played. http://www.youtube.com/c/Levont

I played this game on Haunted PS1's Demo Disc. He is very interesting, both for the gameplay inspired by the RPGs and the storyline. I can't wait to play it completely.

Hi! Is there a place to listen to the soundtrack? I absolutely love the sounds of this game. 

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Jack King-Spooner's part of the OST (which includes the much-lauded prologue song) can be purchased directly from him here: https://jackking-spooner.bandcamp.com/album/an-outcry-an-soundtrack

All proceeds from that part of the OST go directly to him.

It includes a few tracks that aren't in the game yet.

Otherwise, the full OST will not be publicly released until the game is complete.

This is lovely, I appreciate the tone and atmosphere

This is an absolutely stunning game! I adore the writing style and presentation, and I can already feel myself getting attached to the Unnamed and Anne. Wonderful work, I can't wait for the full game!

Thank you so much!! :)

I really enjoyed this game, reminded me of all my lovely neighbors in my old apartment lmao thanks for the game!

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I'm really enjoying it so far! Quick bug note though, after the character smokes their first cigarette outside, if you stay on the sidewalk while you walk (like a good citizen) then you won't trigger the next events with the birds. 

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OOPS; I did notice that, but for some reason I ended up forgetting to fix it. Will do so in the next version, thanks for pointing that out!

The grafics look really great!!

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I just finished the demo and am going to start it up again in just a moment to try out different dialogue options and to experience it once more--but I wanted to write this first! I loved playing through the game--I felt so many things! I was anxious (for the Unnamed, for what might happen to them, for what has happened to them [which made me wish to know more about them and their past!], and worried about the world they exist in), I was proud (of the Unnamed, in the way I strive to be proud of myself as an lgbtq+ person, too), I was charmed (by the sharp dialogue, the poetry, the choices you can make, the really enjoyable and haunting music, and the gorgeous pixel art), I was terrified (at the end...) and also so moved. I feel so invested in the game, the Unnamed themself, the story, and where everything is going to go! I think the demo works well as a stand-alone piece (as you’ve stated it could be played as~) but am going to wait (with bated breath and extreme excitement--) for anything that could be next <3 thank you so much for sharing such an important game (and character, and story, and emotions!) with all of us. <3 <3 <3 

Really love the vibe so far

ive only played a little bit so far (saving it for a more fitting time) but i have to say i absolutely adore what i have played and i am super excited to continue later, music is incredible too, great work!

this looks awesome cant wait to play it this winter when i have time for the vibe 

no bullshit im so into it

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I absolutely love this demo, thank you for taking the time and effort to make this. I just get an error message after the bird event outside, saying "Cannot open Shrike GAME END file". Is this an intentional ending or is it a bug? Thank you, sending love from Prague ♥

EDIT: Nevermind im a stoopid and didn't read the comments first. The ending puzzled me but I very much like this idea anyway hehe :') Looking forward to seeing more of this story.

Hey. I just played your demo. I love it. I would like to say specific things about game-play. However, it felt so lovely and polished that it is difficult for me to make any suggestions. The only thing that troubled me is that I could not see the ending scene. I just got an error message that the file could not open.  I hope to see your game released. I recorded how I played your game on the video. You can check it below. If you want me to delete the video, let me know. However, if you like the video, I make videos for such developers like you every day. I will be happy if you subscribe. I would love to make another video with your games in the future if you are fine with the idea. I subscribed to your itch.io page so that I will be notified.

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That error is actually deliberate - the crash was implemented deliberately to signify the end of the demo. Completely fine with your making videos, I appreciate them so much! :) Thank you for playing!

Thank you for making amazing games.

Hi!!The games that inspired you are ones of my favourite!

Your game looks really cool , the art is awesome and the story sounds promising!!

Plus I am nb myself so seeing some representation is always good : ) 

I look forward to see how it evolves!!