What can I say? This was a pretty short well-made game. The atmosphere was creepy, and I really liked the night vision camera and the ability to zoom in. I wish there were more you could do though, overall great game!
C R U X
A downloadable Crux for Windows
Crux Forest - a place, where paranormal events occurred is being under investigation. The main protagonist, Chloe goes to the forest with her camera to find the evidence of the unknown.
Crux - is short, atmospheric game, where you can investigate the forest, look for the strange clues, maybe find someone new on the way and most importantly - don't be afraid.
Thanks everyone for checking out my game. This is my first try, using this software and I am still learning, although constructive criticism and suggestions are very welcome. I do ask, humbly, if you can, to rate the game, leave a comment or make any feedback, whoever you want. Thanks.
Download file and extract.
In the folder, you will find main game and the text file. Please, read the text file.
In game controls:
LMB - interact
Movement - WASD + Mouse
RMB - Camera Zoom
Wish you good luck and thanks.
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Thanks so much for the positive feedback. I am working on the actual game with a friend and it's really a good one, so, maybe you will enjoy that more.
Jay Thunderstorm Gaming played my game. Their super fun vibes and spooky playthrough just made my day. Thanks to them.
BizzareStar played my game and I was humbled by them for considering my game worth checking out. Thanks to them.
Alec played my game. I appreciate their support and shout out for the game. Thanks to them.
P.S. Crux is the first game in this video
I really liked the green effect from the camera. Some notes: I played through once, then went to play again and I still had the doll from the previous playthrough. Also, this second time I was able to see the people around the fire, but I didn't see them the first time because the reddening of the screen effect happened too fast I guess.
Thanks a lot for checking out my game and congrats! You attended the second ritual.
That was actually a bug, which I could not fix so, I guess you are lucky. Thanks for leaving the comment, positive words and feedback.
game was creepy but I couldn't figure out what to do lol
Very creepy to explore surroundings and especially with green recordings. Good game.
Thank you so much. Appreciate the feedback my friend. Cheers.
Honestly creepy as heck. I kinda wish there was more!
Thanks a lot for playing. I appreciate your feedback and the playthrough of other games got me invested in them too. Thanks.
I featured your game in my video - 21:30
Thanks a lot for checking out my game. I deeply appreciate the feedback and your consideration. Thanks.
Crux is short, simple, and a bit green, but seems like a good start for someone learning.Good job, dev. Could use some extra audio, maybe footsteps or a breeze to fill the void.
Thanks so much for a fun, entertaining and the most hilarious playthrough of my project, I was amused. Thanks.
Thanks so much for checking out my game. I am glad you enjoyed the experience for what it was. Thanks.
Thank you for checking out my game. Appreciate the feedback, the game does need some additional features, yet, it's atmospheric and not jump scare type, although I would definitely consider that next time.
Thanks for the gameplay. I am glad you enjoyed this short experience. Appreciate the feedback.
Actually really enjoyed this one. Definitely has the style and the environment kept me on edge the whole time. Hoping to see this maybe expanded on in the future, and looking forward to checking out your other projects!
Thanks for checking out my game. I am glad you enjoyed it, especially the burned victims, which not many did notice, so, good job and happy you attended the ritual.
This was really nice, the whispers were great, the atmosphere was really spot on for making me on edge. It had a feel of Blair Witch! Good job!
Thank you so much! You are too kind with the compliments. I am glad you enjoyed your time! Will definitely do better next time.
Are there any jumpscares or monsters in this game?
Thanks for the question. The answer is it depends. The story is very simple, yet, the game focuses more on atmosphere, for example - the rope hanging from the tree, the mysterious people just watching over you in the houses and if you investigate more outside the forest too. It's just more of a look around, on spot game, which is once again written in the description.
As for the jump scares, I would say no, the game has no jump scares, it's an atmospheric game, once again written in the description.
Thanks for checking it out.
Gameplay begins at 5:44, good job with this game :) the little details in it were quite spooky and I enjoyed it quite a lot !Btw if you guys enjoyed this video, I'm trying to reach 40 subs so if you'd consider subscribing it would mean the world to me :D
Thank you so much for making time and checking out my game, I deeply appreciate that. Definitely checking out your channel! Cheers!
Thanks for trying out my game. The doll was kind of far away in the forest, but it's fine, I am glad you enjoyed the atmosphere. Thanks.
I gotta be the best investigator in the world bruu.
10/10 game bruu. 💃💃💃
Thanks a lot for the gameplay. I know it had some issues and for sure it had a weird storyline, but I am glad you gave it a shot! Thanks!
PushPew played my game and I have to say it was super hilarious and I was laughing my hardest! Thanks to them for making time and checking the game out.
5MG Channel played my game and I have to say, I always wanted them to play any of my games and glad that they chose this one. Thanks to them.
I played this game and it was a hell of a cool game. Not super jumpscary but very creepy!!
Thanks! Wonderful gameplay, short, fun and definitely helpful. Will work on the sound design in the future, as suggested. Thanks!
Played this on the channel, wish there were some jumscares tho or an enemy chasing me. Good atmosphere i expected a few! Enjoyed!
Thank you so much, I was very amused with your playthrough, super fun, full of funny comments and of course, thankful for the feedback! You really did found the monsters, because most people missed those, so appreciate that.
Comments below clip;A neat little game. Even without the usual things trying to scare me [jump-startles, sound FX, 'scary' music, etc.], this game comes with a strong atmo of its own. And it's just because of the lack of the aforementioned, that CRUX becomes interesting. I have a tendency to turn to the right [in games]. In hindsight, it looks like I should have checked out the fire first, but I'm not sure if that would have been of any significance . The game ran smooth, with no visible bugs or other hiccups. I thoroughly enjoyed playing it. Well done.
Personally, as a writer, I would have placed the town/forest somewhere. Below is an example of how I would have written the intro to the game [not that you have to do something similar. This is meant to help you, not criticize you];
"Chloe is a private investigator, who lives in a long faded away town, known as Crux. A place close to the [southern] border with Mexico. Tonight, she is working on the open cases of various missing locals, who all have one thing in common; they went missing in the nearby Crux Forest.
People who live around there, claim that paranormal events occur during most nights. The town’s police detective, Pranav, called her to investigate the strange phenomenon, as he is too busy trying to solve two recent murder cases, that eat up all of his time.
In order to collect visual evidence, she brought along a camera, to record her nightly endeavor."
Deeply thankful for the input. I was amazed by your comment, coming from a person, who does a little writing, your suggestion is gold. Thank you! I am trying to build up more story driven games and your feedback for more than helpful. Definitely doing better next time, I promise.
You're welcome, Niven.
Check out my Amazon link [stories] and the link to My Free Music [on my channel] and if you like/want, we can work together and come up with a game that's something different.
I like your approach and am willing to invest time and effort into getting you help things done.
I prefer synergetic [work] environments in which the only goal is to make progress and turn whatever is at hand, into a win-win situation for all involved.
Whatever you choose, I'm on your side.
Kudos to you, good sir.
Thank you so much Sir!
I do have your info and contacts and will see, for sure. I am very humbled with the offer. For now, I am doing something else, but if I get back with the games, I sure will contact you. Thanks.
Sure. Take your time. Everything in life should be done at the right moment. Even if we aren't aware when that moment has arrived or passed us by.
"Rationalization tends to be the last refuge of desperation, but then again, I am desperate to understand the rationale behind everything." - DR
awesome game man, love the environment and the small area makes it more spooky and interesting, I don't understand the meaning of the screen turning red though, btw enjoyed the game , cheers :)
Thank you very much, I appreciate the kind feedback. Yeah, I tried to create more atmosphere and that's what I came up with. In the end, when you find the doll, the forest actually puts curse on protagonist and she becomes part of the forest by attending the ritual, so, that's kind of a hidden meaning. Will make better games in the future. Thanks again, cheers!
Bl4ke played my game and I am really glad they enjoyed it and attended the ritual. Thanks to them.
pretty good short horror game definitely worth checking out
check out my vid if you want :)
Thanks so much. I really enjoyed the short gameplay, probably the fastest one I've seen. And also Happy Birthday! Weirdly enough it's my birthday too so, weird coincidence.
Thanks again, enjoy your day.
idk why but i cant play it :/ when i try to open the file it sais its damaged or missing
Thanks for commenting about issue. If extracting file does not help, then it's probably the download issue, since many have played it and personally, I've tested the file on 4 different PCs. Maybe you can contact me via email and I can give you direct access to the files, so you can play. Glad to help and thanks for showing interest.
GOOD SHORT HORROR DEV
Mae The Sheep played my game. The sound was really too loud, which I apologize for. Thanks to them for giving my game a shot and time to attend the ritual.
Do you have to comment down every damn time a reviewer checks your game? You're not reaching anyone like this.
First of all, thanks for the nice comment, appreciate your concern. I do know that, don't worry, I am thanking every one on their own channel and if they post here I thank them too, because I am glad they played my game. Those who have not posted here, I am collecting to have it saved here, just a personal preference, which does not do any harm to anyone, which leads me to the point of this being personal matter and not so much concerning you. Although, thanks for additional advice.
Edit: And please, do something more productive, rather than spreading hate and using offensive words for no reason. It's a bad taste buddy.
CyborgBoxTv played my game. Thanks to them for checking it out and giving it a try.
Player 74 Who? played my game and I appreciate their genuine feedback and gameplay. Thanks to them.
WildRozen played my game and I have to say, this is the funniest, most exiting playthroughs of this game, which I have seen. Thanks to him for his amazing charisma and of course, the gameplay.