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The Beyond
« on: October 08, 2009, 12:02:52 AM »
This game scared me five minutes into playing O_o

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Important! This game is completely standalone. No RPG Maker VX RTP is required to play.


Introduction

The Beyond is a freeware survival horror/adventure game created with RPG Maker VX. It is a psuedo sequel to the game One Night, however the story and locations are unrelated to the previous game and this game serves as a stand alone game.
The Beyond is not a normal RPG Maker game. In The Beyond, you find yourself trapped in a "haunted" mansion known as The Beyond, and are soon under attack by a strange, and evil power. Using your brain and your reflexes, you must think and fight your way to safety, solving puzzles and defeating horrifying enemies to make your escape.
In order to escape the terror, you'll first need to understand the cause of the nightmare. Make sure you collect all the clues so that you can understand the fate that has befallen the mansion. But, be careful. You are always in danger, and it is easy to let the fear overwhelm you. Don't give in to the evil.

Story Outline

Mairstone Manor

Also known as The Beyond, this mansion was built in the early 1950's by renowned ex military general and historian Thomas Mairstone.
It is situated in the rural coal mining town of Black Valley in the isolated midwest. The entire town is isolated, being situated in a remote valley, and sorrounded by acres of dense forest. The locals fear The Beyond, and blame it for several disapearances of townspeople, including the mansion's owners, and bizarre phenomena that has been recently occuring in town.

Black Valley

An isolated midwestern mining town founded in the mid 1800's. The town's mining industry has been inactive since the 1920's due to the mines being closed for an undisclosed reason. Black Valley has a population of only 300, only a small fraction of the 1200 people it housed during the mining era.
Reportedly, Black Valley is a center for paranormal activity, with many bizarre incidents being reported each month.

Characters

Two playable characters are featured in The Beyond, each one playing in a different way and having their own unique reasons for being drawn into the mansion. Each character also has their own unique endings. To see all of the game's endings, you'll need to play through as both characters!

John Faraday

An ex police officer turned private detective. John has been hired to investigate the mysterious disapearance of a group of journalists conducting research on the mansion. John has decided to search for clues in the last place the group were known to have visited, and so heads for The Beyond itself.

Sara Wickson

A horror fiction writer seeking inspiration. It's been a while since Sara wrote a big top seller, so in order to gather material to write her next novel, Sara has decided to spend a night in the infamous mansion known as The Beyond.

Game Features

> True fear will take over as you explore the mansion, uncovering the many secrets it holds. Atmospheric graphics and sounds, combined with some genuine psychological engineering will make you feel the ultimate terror.

> A fantastic challenge awaits you, with fiendish puzzles to solve, horrifying enemies to defeat, and two different characters and four endings to experience.

> Streamlined systems such as a health indicator and custom item usage system help you keep track of notes, clues and items.

> Rivetting, tense combat, using the completely customized Decision Proximity Semi Active Battle system (DPSAB) which allows enemies to deal damage based on the direction they strike from, and allows actions performed outside of battle to affect your battle performance.

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Download

Latest Version: 3.2 Full (Approx 58MB, 1 - 3 hours of gameplay)

The download includes the complete game and all the files required to run the game, plus a game strategy guide including game instructions, tips and puzzle answers.

The game can be downloaded from here: http://http://www.mediafire.com/?bexc9zi2tog

Or here: http://http://gamejolt.com/freeware/games/puzzle/the-beyond/184/

System Requirements

Reccomended System Setting

Windows XP/Vista (Windows 7 untested)

1GB of RAM or higher reccomended

1.5GhZ CPU or faster reccomended

100MB free hard drive space required

DirectDraw compatible graphics card required

MP3 compatible sound card required

Minimum System Setting

Windows 2000/XP/Vista

512MB of RAM or higher

1.2GhZ CPU or faster

100MB free hard drive space required

DirectDraw compatible graphics card required

MP3 compatible sound card required

Final Words

I would like to thank all the fans of my games who have spurred me to create this, as well as all the people who helped me create it in various games, the game would not be the same without you.

If you enjoyed The Beyond or have a question or comment, please post back with some feedback! I love to see feedback, good or bad, so don't feel afraid to share your thoughts on my game. Enjoy!



Made by Dark Gaia in HBGames.org (I think it might've been RMXP.org before)

No classic pop-up scares, but some elements from the Q-TBV haunted house exist (like the mysterious running figure, except a lot scarier). God, everytime something appears, my heart misses a beat >_>

Oh yeah, and despite it having a lot of RMXP graphics, it's an RMVX game
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Re: The Beyond
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2009, 01:05:51 AM »
As much a thrill I get from scary movies/games, I think it's best I not play this during the night. e_e; I'll leave it for when I get home from class tomorrow..

Edit: I laughed when I found this on another "The Beyond" thread:
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« Last Edit: October 08, 2009, 01:17:48 AM by Rayen »

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Re: The Beyond
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2009, 01:37:05 AM »
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That... doesn't make me feel any better O_O
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Re: The Beyond
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2009, 05:46:09 AM »
I still have to play One Night . . . :D
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Re: The Beyond
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2009, 12:18:36 PM »
I might play this. Hopefully, I won't get a heart attack or anything like that. I am...not good at playing horror games. o-o

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Re: The Beyond
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2009, 01:14:06 PM »
I dont like this type of games :C

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Re: The Beyond
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2009, 11:03:21 PM »
Looks cool!! And i love the title  :vikonsmile: (just because my RP title is beyond the dream  ::) )
I'm downloading it now, horror game is pretty nice for me (except if i had to played it at night and when i home alone  :( )

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Re: The Beyond
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2009, 11:54:20 AM »
I played this before. I freaked out, and I can't get past the treasure chest. D:

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Re: The Beyond
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2009, 06:23:23 PM »
Same with Kirro, i just played till the chest...  ::)
And yeah it's screepy  :o , i try to play it again at night and i felt like :  :o :o :o :o

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Re: The Beyond
« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2009, 06:27:52 PM »
(The guys from beyond the wall, when they come out, they make a loud noise that makes me jump each time ._. it's not like the one in Quintessence, where you hear a whoosh :O)
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Re: The Beyond
« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2009, 03:14:06 AM »
I almost got heart attack when i go to park, so i stop play for moment >_>

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The answers are in the "Mixing List" note. The number of servings
each mix yields represents which lock the number will unlock.
For example, "Serves 2" indicates the answer is for the second
lock.
To get the answer, simply add the mixing quantities together, and
input the resulting numbers in the right order into the locks.

So... The correct answer is to input 359, then 503, then 437.
(Quote from the game Readme ;) )

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Re: The Beyond
« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2009, 10:23:39 AM »
Huh, looks interesting.  Giving it a try now.

EDIT: Silent Hill sound effects, that's a good sign for me.

EDIT2: Needs to jump out and say 'boo' less.  But at least it jumps out and says 'boo' with some class...

It seems kind of like the original Alone in the Dark... in a lot of ways, now that I think about it.
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Re: The Beyond
« Reply #12 on: October 11, 2009, 05:54:49 PM »
I'll play this when i get the time. :D How bad do you think it would be to do it at night?

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Re: The Beyond
« Reply #13 on: October 11, 2009, 05:57:03 PM »
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That bad.

Nah, just kidding. Unless you're weak of heart.

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Re: The Beyond
« Reply #14 on: October 11, 2009, 06:11:31 PM »
i don't think so... though i don't usually watch much scary stuff ^^