VANISH...It's Simple: Be Thrown Into a Dark Labyrinth; Try To Find a Way Out

VANISH...It's Simple: Be Thrown Into a Dark Labyrinth; Try To Find a Way Out

Are you tired of paying for insanity? You can get as much as you want for free from indie developer 3DrunkMen

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VANISH is international indie developer 3DrunkMen's first game. It's just been released on Windows, Mac and Linux, and it's free.

Initially released June 30th, 2013 as an Alpha, VANISH has grown into a cult classic. It's been embraced by Let's Players all over YouTube and Streamers on Livestream and Twitch. VANISH is all about immersing the player in the game using very little story and UI, but instead intensifying the ambiance through audio and visual cues.

You find yourself in a labyrinth, with walls that seem to be alive. You don't know why you're here. You don't even know where here is. And there's nothing to do except roam through relative darkness in search of a way out.

VANISH is not a typical maze-horror game. It's dynamically generated at run-time and continues to change while the player plays it.

Each hall piece dynamically spawns with certain objects and events that dynamically spawn as well. This results in a perpetually changing game that no two players will ever experience exactly the same. You never know what's going to happen.

What's that noise? What's that thing?

A pipe could burst. A creature could be waiting for you. What else might be in here? Which way are you supposed to go?

You may be able to find some glowsticks to briefly light your way, or notes someone has left that could contain potentially useful information. Other than that, you're on you own.

VANISH isn't a very long game. According to 3DrunkMen, "...it can take anywhere from 10 (lucky) to 40 (unlucky) minutes. There are no saves or checkpoints."

Further, the game can't be paused. From 3DrunkMen: "We added a 15-second 'pause before forced to main menu' because we want our players to keep moving and feel vulnerable when scared. If you were able to pause, you know you'd be safe. Adding the 15-second warning keeps the player immersed in the game."

More from the team...

"We wanted to make a game that not only scared the player, but confused them while doing so...and make it dynamic, so we as developers don't even know when things will happen." - Mark Lemmons - Artist

"I enjoy making video-games, and when I found a team with the same passion as me for adventure-horror games, I knew we could create something amazing like Vanish." - Vasco Torres - Programmer

"Is there anything we, as a team, could change to expand on this genre, even a little bit? These were questions that made the project challenging, and subsequently, fun for me." - Sean McSheehan - Animator

VANISH has just one objective: find a way out without dying. It will test your sanity to the limit.

System Requirements: PC

Minimum    
OS: Windows Vista
CPU: 2.2GHz Dual Core    
GPU: DirectX 9b Compatible    
Memory: 2GB RAM
Hard Drive: 200MB Free
Sound: Stereo    

Recommended
OS: Windows 7 or later
CPU: 2.4GHz Quad Core
GPU: DirectX 10+
Memory: 4GB RAM
HDD: 200MB Free
Sound: Headphones or 5.1+ Surround

System Requirements: Mac

Minimum
OS: 10.7.5 (Lion)    
CPU: 2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
GPU: DirectX 9b Compatible
Memory: 2GB RAM    
Hard Drive: 200MB Free    
Sound: Stereo

Recommended
OS: 10.8.2 (Mountain Lion)
CPU: 2.4GHz Intel Quad Core
GPU: DirectX 10+
Memory: 4GB RAM
HDD: 200MB Free
Sound: Headphones or 5.1+ Surround

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