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    Tuesday, November 21, 2006

    Purgatorium and Exmortis 3 News

    For those of you who weren't aware, I recently released a small point-n-click game titled Purgatorium for Jay Bibby's most excellent flash gaming portal - Jay Is Games (aka Casual Gamplay) recent halloween celebrations... Check the game out at the following URL and don't forget to leave a comment: http://jayisgames.com/archives/2006/10/purgatorium.php

    And while you are at it, make sure you swing by the main site at http://www.casualgameplay.com for all your Flash Gaming goodness...

    And now for a long overdue Exmortis 3 update... Production is just about ready to step up in to second gear. I still haven't managed to get past the opening chapter just yet, but with every day that goes past, a new idea pops in to my head of how I can slant this game in a manner different to the previous incarnations of the genre. Suffice to say, (highlight to read mini-spoiler) your character Mr.Hannay is going to be the ultimate badass when he eventually finds his way back to Earth - just you wait and see! (End spoiler)

    Another MASSIVE positive that I wanted to mention that will definitely help with the end quality of this game - Newgrounds are now allowing a file limit of 10mb for my submissions - up from the previous 5mb limit. What that means to me is that I can stop worrying about cutting storylines and scenes out from the game and I can also forget about lowering the quality of graphics and sound in order to squeeze the file size...

    There's not much worse than putting in endless hours of work in to the quality of something only to have to make concessions as you are submitting... weak dude... weak... As a result, I'm almost tempted to perform an Exmortis & Exmortis2 redux edition as a result of the larger size limit... sooooo tempting - but unlikely as I shift focus back on to the project at hand.

    Oh - and as far as the rumours of an Exmortis prequel after Exmortis3 is completed and released - all I can say is "hmmm... interesting concept... ask me again in 6 months time for a less ambiguous response..."

    My original plan about a year or so ago was to eventually do a prequel telling Xavier Rehayem's story... but I think I've pretty well covered most angles of his story through sub-plots within Exmortis and Exmortis2... I don't expect this character to be involved much more in any continuation of the Exmortis story, I'm afraid...

    But that doesn't mean a prequel won't eventually be made... who knows what I end up doing down the track... a decision will more than likely be based upon the response I get with Exmortis 3... anyway - it's all "pie in the sky" at the moment... mmmm... pie.

    Anyway y'all! Once again, thanks for reading... more screenshots coming soon... I've got plenty of time off over December and January - more than enough to really get a lot of Exmortis 3 work completed...

    Salut!
    Benny.

    10 comments:

    Anonymous said...

    I enjoyed Purgatorium, nice surprise ending. Man I'm glad you're getting time off to work on Exmortis3, I can see myself playing it already!

    Jasper said...

    Purgatorium was AWSOME!
    It felt like 'The House' in a way actually.

    I don't know how you do it every time again, but you are g-r-e-a-t!
    Maybe you should do a 'making of' somethime...

    Anonymous said...

    Hey Benny! Krystal here... I met you at Q Bar on Saturday night! Drop me a line when you're out partying next, ok gorgeous? Would love to see you again...

    Remember, stay clear of the jagerbombs!

    xxx
    K.

    Eddie said...

    Purgatorium was great! You allways succeed to scare the crap out of me! I hope Santa brings us a scary christmas gift this year!

    Keep up the good work!

    Anonymous said...

    That was scary shit. A little bit short, but if it makes exmortis3 longer, fair game.

    I can't wait.

    ball said...

    Exmortis is the shiznit

    Pablo K. said...

    Purgatorium was a great game, simple, short and frightening. Really well done.
    I can't wait to see the "Director's cut" release of the other Exmortis games. I would call it "Exmortis deluxe" or something like that.
    It's great that they grant you a bigger file size, the series deserve it!
    And I think a prequel would be awesome. I don't think that the sub-plots in Exmortis show the entire story, according to the games, Xavier spent lots of years in company of those demons, so there are many things that remain untold.
    Also, I know it isn't your style, but a game featuring the fights between the Ancients armys would be cool, or maybe a mini-game about the last battle of the resistance (the one after which, Hannay encounters Vlaew in the church).
    I should stop ranting.
    Now.
    Not really.
    ...
    Now. And I mean it...

    ...

    Lol.

    junior said...

    you know....i've played both games afew times...about to play purgatorium....i must say they are very well done as i am very hard to scare,but this game does the trick,not to mention the fact that i was hoping for a three..so i check the newgrounds list and what do i see? 3 is in the works! if u keep this up,it may end up like alien hominid and become a full fledged video game,if it ever does,i pray to be the first to buy it,love the wrk,man

    turtle321 said...

    YO MAN im just another dude that loves your scary shit cuz nobody else has the balls to make stuff like this to satisfy gamers late night evil necessities. If your exmortis becomes a fully sponsered production i think it would be amazing and a privilage to experience.. purgatorium is way to short but like another commenter said ( if it makes ex3 a better experience then short is just fine.) I stumbled upon exmortis one night and even though i was in hell ,,, i was in heaven,, after the evil shit in the end of exmortis 2 i would hope the main char is a big ol' baddass as you claim ,, well -- end of rant--

    lol, thanks for the great grusome flashamatics. i love it

    turtle321 said...

    BTW,, i didnt post this at 7p.m. it was more like 4a.m.,, just saying that because im enjoying your work at the appropriate time for sh*t like this. and again i love it. never stop doin the thing you do man, pls. it will only get better im sure.