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w(H)ole - An interpretation of “Mel’s Hole” modern folk myth by Death Orgone
Made for the HPS1 Halloween Jam 2020

WASD to move
Left mouse button to interact
F to turn on and off the flashlight (once obtained)
ESC - Quit

Content warning : Jumpscares, gore, bodily fluids, unethical human experiments, strobes, loud noises.

Length: 5-10 minutes

Good luck.

Waters, in a lengthy conversation with Bell by phone, talked about a mysterious hole in the ground on his rural property about nine miles west of Ellensburg. Federal government agents seized the land with no explanation as to whether the hole was a dangerous threat or important to national security or both. Waters said the cover story the government gave was that it was the old site of a downed aircraft.  […] Waters said the hole had paranormal properties, despite the fact locals dumped their garbage there for years. He said a rural resident tossed his dead dog into the hole only to see it later alive outdoors with a hunter. The dog wouldn’t come to him.

Holey space, or more accurately ()hole complex (connoting a degenerate wholeness), speeds up and triggers a particular subversion in solid bodies such as earth. It unfolds holes as ambiguous entities – oscillating between surface and depth – within solid matrices, fundamentally corrupting the latter’s consolidation and wholeness through perforations and terminal porosities. For a solid body, the vermiculation of holes undermines the coherency between the circumferential surfaces and its solidity. The process of degenerating a solid body by corrupting the coherency of its surface is called ungrounding. In other words, the process of ungrounding degenerates the whole into an endless hollow body – irreducible to nothingness – and damages the coherency between the surfaces and the solid body itself.

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Everything by Death Orgone except:

Sound files

Fan.wav by adrilahan (https://freesound.org/people/adrilahan/sounds/249738/)
Flies on S*** by TeTeNoise (https://freesound.org/people/TeTeNoise/sounds/519404/)
Glass Broken by Zeinel (https://freesound.org/people/Zeinel/sounds/483363/)
Headshot 2 by SilverIllusionist (https://freesound.org/people/SilverIllusionist/sounds/470586/)
Mechanical Keyboard Typing by GeorgeHopkins (https://freesound.org/people/GeorgeHopkins/sounds/537244/)

Textures

Concrete Floor 16 https://www.3dxo.com/textures/5599_concrete_floor_16
Floor thread pattern https://www.3dxo.com/textures/10518_floor_tread_pattern
Rust http://texturer.com/set4442/ and http://texturer.com/set2168/|
Veins https://3dtextures.me/2020/10/26/veins-001/
Glitch Pixel Brushes by Dataerase (https://dataerase.itch.io/)

Free tools

Bezier Path Creator by Sebastian Lague (https://assetstore.unity.com/packages/tools/utilities/b-zier-path-creator-136082)
Visions of Chaos (https://softology.com.au)

Other inspirations

Lucia Dovicakova
Junji Ito's The Enigma of Amigara Fault

Updated 19 days ago
Published 22 days ago
StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows
Rating
(3)
AuthorDeath Orgone
GenreAdventure
Tagsabstract-horror, FPS, glitch, Horror, PSX, Retro, Sci-fi, Surreal, Walking simulator, weird-horror

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whole-1.0a.zip 333 MB

Development log

Comments

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It’s a very horror-like artsy walking simulator kind of game. Some of the visuals are a bit much with all the flashing. Made me have to close my eyes at one point. The game is short though and there were some cool visuals. I enjoyed it.

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Very odd game for sure

Thank you for trying this short experience. There are a few more things hidden in here and there, mostly additional visual disruption.

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Another splendid game! Keep it up, mate!

great jobs

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Can't wait to play this, your last game was pretty good

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I love the game and your visual style is so cool can't wait to see what you do next! :D

Thank you! I will try Red Forest this week for sure!

Thanks so much could you wait till I have the update by any chance as I'm adding so much more to it! :D