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The Silver Screens is a horror game set inside of a cinema. You work the night shift and your only responsibility is to collect people's belongings that are left inside the cinema and place them in lost and found.

The game currently only has one night and is in active development.

Throughout the first night, you will have to collect people's belongings while avoiding a paranormal entity simply named 'The Shadow'. She can appear all around you, and makes a distinct noise when she does, so even if you can't immediately see her, know that she is still there.

The Shadow lurks in the dark but only appears in the light, so the only option to avoid imminent death is to put yourself in the dark where she can't attack you.

This is currently the first build of the game, so if you experience any bugs, please email me at beastybevan@gmail.com. Any feedback is appreciated.

Minimum Specs:

  • GPU: GTX 970 / RX 5500-XT equivalent or higher
  • CPU: Intel i5 3470 / Ryzen 5 1600 equivalent or higher
  • Memory: 8GB
  • OS: Windows 10
  • HDD Space: 1GB
Updated 3 days ago
Published 26 days ago
StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows
Rating
(8)
Authorbeastybevan
GenreSurvival
Tags3D, cinema, Dark, Ghosts, Horror, indie, Mystery, paranormal, Singleplayer, Unreal Engine
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
InputsKeyboard, Mouse

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The Silver Screens V0.4.rar 196 MB

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I was just doing my job collecting items and placing them in the lost and found and out of nowhere the lights go dark and I run out of screen one panicking. As I run to the lobby I quickly check my left side and I see a shadow of a person then boom! I get captured. This game really does capture the horrors of working the graveyard shift it was really terrifying working here.

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This is a good concept and has an interesting monster that leaves me wanting to know more. having said that, after finishing the first night, I think a few things can be done to improve the experience. 

Improvements

  1. If there are multiple nights, it'll be good to reduce the number of rooms to enter OR the number of items, otherwise it'll just take too long for each night and ultimately end up boring the players
  2. The movement speed can be improved. Assuming the monster is stationary, reduced movement speed or lack of running is unnecessary
  3. Lost item to be more visible, though probably it might just be me that can't see properly

Otherwise its a great start and I look forward to more updates in the future.

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WOW NICE GAME!

BTW LOOK AT THIS ANOTHER GAME I PLAYED FROM ITCH.IO GUYS ITS SO SCARYYY!

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I did a lets play of your game. 

I was impressed with the concept and overall look of the game. The idea of having to turn off your flashlight to avoid attack was an interesting inversion of directing light at something to stop it attacking you. 

I found that the gameplay was a little bit tedious, but nothing irreparable. 

Congratulations on your early release and continuous development. Good luck!

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The game was GREAT to play!!! Definitely had some fun with. Just got stuck at collecting the items at Theatre 3. The objective didn't change after collecting all of the items in there. Other than that, GREAT GAME!!!


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I liked it - however everytime I felt I was going to jump, I didn't.

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You did a great job in creating a feeling of dread and the sudden buzzing of the cell phone made me jump out of my seat. I had a lot of fun with this and I look forward to seeing what the other nights will have in store.

 

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Mr. Shadow, you can QUIT with the harassment hahaha What an awesome concept to derive some spookiness from! As I said in the vid, I can only imagine how much more intense Mr. Shadow will be in upcoming nights. And I'm totally game when that update drops! As said by others, some times the game bugs out and will not advance to the next screen. You may have fixed this already, since I was playing a previous version.

Great work!

You are on the most up to date version, I’ll definitely be looking into it, thanks for the feedback, glad you enjoyed it!

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I featured this game in my recent video! I like the concept and I especially like how there was little pieces of the lore shown in the newspaper, it made me want to find out more about the story. Unfortunately I wasn't able to finish the game as I couldn't find the last item in Screen room 2, I think it might've bugged out as I checked every single chair multiple times to no avail. I think the monster might be a little too easy to avoid too as he wasn't really scary but more of just a nuisance. Besides that, I thought this was a really cool game, and I'd love to see a more polished version!

Thanks for making me aware, I will definitely be looking into it and fixing it in the next update :)

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I was pleasantly surprised by this. It looks and plays pretty nice. I thought it would be a breeze until the lights went out! I like that more nights will be added over time. It’s always appreciated to see real effort being put into games. Well done! 

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Night 1 was creepy..can't wait for the next nights! 

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Awesome game!Really loved the mechanics, and can't wait for more nights to come out! Great work! 


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Hey, I included yer game in my latest Itch.io Horror Games video! The part with yer game starts around 0:06! Hope ya enjoy! Cheers!

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Hey man loved the game. Please check out my Demo. https://taintedgames.itch.io/little-terror-one-shot-demo

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WE HAD A LOT OF FUN!!

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It's cool to see that the creator is responding to a lot of the comments here. I played the game in my video from 0:44-8:45, I messed up at first because I read the rules wrong. After that the game was pretty easy to go through, I can't wait for more nights. This one itself gave me a few good frights, especially with the nice atmosphere.

I do like to stay in touch with everyone as much as possible to reassure people that the game’s still being developed :) Thanks for your feedback!

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Very cool horror game! 

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It is indeed interesting game and i was being way to hasty and jumping in to the game XD omg it gets all so dark after first screen and it gets so much harder to do anything when its so dark ^^ this game need some patience and skill, well done and thank you for the game ^^ 

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thank you so much for this game kind creator! I enjoyed the atmosphere you created here. Keep it up! I’m excited to see what evolves in the coming nights. 

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This is an amazing atmosphere, had me genuinely terrified while playing at first, great job loved it!

I played this game in My series 'Quick Scares' on Youtube, check it out!

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Really great idea so far.

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I really enjoyed finishing Night 1 and dealing with the 'Shadow'. Can't wait to see more on future nights! 

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This was awesome! I never thought how creepy a movie theater would be after hours, so that in itself brought a very erie atmosphere.  And of course the shadow really brought the tension up. Well done dev! Can't wait to see what you add to your game.

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This game is amazing! Nonstop suspense the whole way through. Very simplistic gameplay that fits perfectly with that suspense. Fantastic job! 

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the sliver screens made it into the movie known as games of terror! also this was pretty neat as I never played a horror in a cinema before good job!

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Honestly loved the atmosphere! Only thing is it's redundant and will get stale after a while. My suggestion is to have multiple items (not just backpacks because it doesn't make sense...watch my video :> ) I had fun recording this game, made a couple of fun bits/roleplays and jumpscare! (Although I didn't finish through all areas, still had fun!)

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This was really cool!! It lost a bit of the tension when you got a pattern down to the flashlight but it was still a great moment when the creature pops up right in front of you. I'm super excited to see what happens in night 2!

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Very very well done! This game raised my heartbeat and made my palms  sweat. The overall vibe that this game has is just amazing. You're alone in the cinema in the middle of the night and yet you really don't feel like you're alone. Really looking forward to playing night 2!

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This game was epic as hell! I really enjoyed it! I would appreciate it if you could check out my video!

I always really enjoy watching people play and enjoy the game, thanks so much :) I’m so glad people actually think it’s creepy, because when developing, you get so over-exposed that it’s not scary anymore, which was a big worry of mine from the start.

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Great start for one night! I was glad I was able to hear the mechanic well enough to determine the shadow's presence. If you had loud bg music in the game as a deaf person that would be hard to detect.

Man thats a lot of backpacks lol

Thanks so much for the feedback, I’m glad you were able to enjoy it despite having a heavy emphasis on sound cues :) Another idea that will most likely be added is visual cues, too, such as some sort of static effect very similar to Slender, which may make it slightly more obvious of the shadow’s presence

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i love the atmosphere of the game and i can see the game will still be developed in the near future I look forward for this game to grow the idea of this design is very professional

Glad to hear you liked it! :)

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What was the creature?

The creature was just supposed to be some sort of translucent monster, hard to see if he doesn’t appear in front of you, but from the looks of it I don’t think you quite figured out how to beat him yet ;)

Thanks for the video!

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I don't know. The lack of actual scares has something to it.

Hi, thanks for your reply, might I ask which version you were playing? There was an ongoing bug in v0.1 which caused the shadow not to appear, but should now be fixed :)

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probably the older version, yeah

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Environment of this game is epic but the only problem is I never saw any ghost or scary stuff which makes the game not that much horror. May be add some! 4/5

Thanks so much for your gameplay :D

There is supposed to be something there, but it appears to be broken in the version of the game you’re playing, should be fixed now in v0.2 :)

I’m thinking of some different gameplay features to keep each night new and different, but for now I definitely need to focus on making the game stable

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Looking forward for more nights :) 

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The idea of the game and the atmosphere are really good but i'm kinda just collecting items so it's better to have some jumpscares , i hope you enjoy my gameplay  

Thanks so much! Yeah the game is definitely supposed to have some jumpscares, but there was a pretty game-breaking bug that caused it not to spawn. The game will definitely expand and grow as more nights are developed, introducing more gameplay mechanics, but I really appreciate your feedback :)

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I'm glad that helped :)