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Octavia in The Underworld's Cello by herooftime1000 Octavia in The Underworld's Cello by herooftime1000
Inspired by the games Uninvited, Shadowgate, and Deja Vu, I decided to make a "macadventure" game.

The story is simple. On their way to a Nightmare Night party in the edge of the Everfree Forest, Octavia and Vinyl Scratch find themselves at the abandoned mansion where it is being held. But, is it the right one? What secrets and horrors lie inside?

Instead of having so many verb commands, the game uses two context-sensitive actions, look and touch, and a simple inventory system. However, unlike many adventure games where a character can store everything in his/her pocket, you can only carry 6 individual items. Thankfully, there is a recreation room in the house where you can store all the items you find in the game. The rec room also provides protection from what lurks inside the mansion and resets your fear meter. The fear meter rises as you explore the mansion, giving you a limited amount of time to explore. If it reaches the top, Octavia will go insane and the game will be over.

I'm going to see if I can release this on Halloween.
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Rarity50 Featured By Owner Edited Feb 15, 2018
hey Octavia in the underworlds cello" is this game gonna work on Windows I would really like to Play it when it come out fully.
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herooftime1000 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2018
Yes. It will run perfectly on Windows. My real challenge is porting it to Mac and Linux.
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flitchard Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2017
Is this game finished?
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AEX3 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
T-T
i am waiting for the full version
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googleplex009 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2016
i cant wait for the full version this will be so fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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AEX3 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
we just need to wait....maybe three or four years :v XD 
;-; i also want the full version
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Prrrromotion Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2016
Hello Herooftime,
I recently saw your game on a stream and was very impressed with the quality. I used to be a huge fan of point and clicks like Shadowgate or Uninvited, and I'd love to go for some nostalgia. I am very much looking forward to its completion, as long as you take as much time with it as you need.
I have a quick question- if I play the latest demo, will I be able to continue from the save in the final release?
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herooftime1000 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2016
Sorry, no. The saves will only work for that version of the game.

I'm very happy that you like my work, though! Stay tuned! I'm working towards the ending soon!
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Prrrromotion Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2016
Thanks for replying,
Found some spare time so I decided to try the game anyway, sadly I didn't find it all that frightening (atmosphere was too cheesy and the scares were predictable)
However the gameplay and puzzle solving are top notch, and my favourite part of the game by far was the potion making. Very intense. The sound design is also wonderful, especially in dangerous situations. I'm glad people still make these kinds of games and I'm definately checking out the full version as soon as it's ready.
Keep it up!
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herooftime1000 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2016
Sad to hear about the scare factors, but I'm glad the rest of the game is good. Really, I'm hoping that the story I'm telling in the game is able to suck people in. Right now, it's complete, but not implemented in the game. I hope that people like it.

Thank you for your feedback.
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Deldius Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2016
Hello. Let me start by saying your work is absolutely amazing. Octavia in the underworld's Cello has kept me on the edge of my seat with it's articulate descriptions and clever puzzles. It also kept me on the edge with it's well developed characters. Octavia and Vinyl are spot on of course, but the other character's...i won't say too much, but i'll say after hearing one card shark's backstory. What happened in the end wasn't a surprise to me, but it did take me more card games than i bothered to count before i figured it out however I digress from the topic.

I'm pretty sure I'm at the point in the game where I cannot continue. I really hope you intend to finish Octavia in the Underworld's Cello. It would be really unfortunate if you decided not to. 

I phrased everything the way I did because I hate spoilers a lot...So the only people who would understand what I'm talking about are people who already know. I'll wait for news, but for now I will go make Octavia go insane. I haven't seen that death animation yet. (I'm terrible)
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herooftime1000 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2016
Thank you so much for the comments! I'm still working as much as I can to make this game as memorable and fleshed out as possible. It has taken a long time, as I've learned that drawing and coding everything by yourself takes a long time to make a game, but I'm not giving up on it, no matter how long it takes.

Thank you so much!
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MinosUa Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I'm really happy that work on project is going on. Could you predict release date? It is really long time since last version I played.
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herooftime1000 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2016
Unfortunately, I can't, but I want to demo Vinyl's POV in the dungeon below.
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Alushyhellsing89 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2016
i have to say this game is spooky but well thought out and the fact it fills you with so much suspense, what will happen if i click this? should i click this? will i die or progress and what awaits through every door and how will octavia and vinyl find each other and escape? its soooo thrilling and sooo exciting to have to think actions over before rushing in omg best game EVER!! ^_^
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herooftime1000 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2016
Hahaha! Thank you. I'll take my time to make sure that the finished product is to your expectations.
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AEX3 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
:'v oh i cant wait anymore x.x
XD this a excellent game
I'm waiting for the final update :'v
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herooftime1000 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2016
I'm working between my college breaks to complete it. :P
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Ganein Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2016
I'm not one for horror games, or point and click games, but for some reason, combining the two with ponies and adding an excellent sound track has made me reconsider this for just this game.
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herooftime1000 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2016
Thank you for reconsidering. :)
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:iconthe-1-great-fan:
The cookie imp from Uninvited is in this game. I miss the little guy.
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The-1-Great-Fan Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2015
I got to ask this: When does the full game really comes out?
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herooftime1000 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2015
When it's out, I'm afraid. I have no date set.
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:iconthe-1-great-fan:
Gonna be a long wait, i'm afraid. Oh, the irony of it all.
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NecromancerKing85 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
how to kill zombie kid who's trying to kill me?
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herooftime1000 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015
The answer is in the next update.
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NecromancerKing85 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
awesome game by the way 
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herooftime1000 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015
Thanks!
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Jigg007 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Just played 2.0 to what I think is the (undefinitive?) end for the demo. It's great so far, I had a lot of fun and spooks! Keep up the good work!
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herooftime1000 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015
Just wait till the full game comes out.
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Skyline-Twilight Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015
MediaFire link no longer works is there a way to get my hands on this?  After hearing the soundtrack on youtube, Id love to play it
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LostSoulMalachi Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2015
This is frigging awesome.

Now why am I suddenly filled with the notion that Nowacking and EileMonty (sp?) should do an LP of this? XD
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herooftime1000 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2015
Gosh, I wish.
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kersida Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015
Excuse me, where is the download link?
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CountParadox Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015
I very much hope that when this is 100% completed we might be able to see some sort of port to mobile devices like phones and tablets?
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CountParadox Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015
Ok then, just wondering. Game still looks amazing, and can't wait to see it fully fleshed out.
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herooftime1000 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015
I don't know. I'm kinda new at this. I don't quite know how to port to the phones and tablets.
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Joshuax152 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A game that was inspired by the first game I ever played??

I'M IN! :iconchallengeacceptedplz:

If it only it was also combined with Pokemon... XD
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herooftime1000 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015
Hahaha, I tried a Pokemon inspired game, but interest waned. 
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Joshuax152 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw. :(

I personally wish you had used Pokemon instead of MLP. (Please note I don't despise MLP at all.. ^^;)

All though it doesn't stop me from loving the game!

I was thinking of inspiring ideas of character replacements as Pokemon :3
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Dusk-Ealain Featured By Owner Edited Dec 25, 2014  Professional General Artist
I've been playing this demo for quite some time now (Ver. 2.0) and I've hit three major roadblocks : That lovable fuckstick Snake Eyes' game of Three Card Monte, The beehive and "Reflect Upon the X"

Overall it's a point-n-click game that's actually been the first in which I had to think about what to do in quite some time. 9/10 Great game but at times a bit to confusing and Vinyl isn't helpful at all. She seems to be the type to  tell me what I already know.
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herooftime1000 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014
Okee dokee! I'll see if I can't make helpful, yet subtle hints.
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Undeadkingofdarkness Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014
watched a video it looks great so many memories of shadowgate and uninvited to bad your not a warrior or a guy who somehow finds items to kill ghosts and stuff
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swordblazing44 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014
Dumbs way to die.So many dumbs to die.Duuuumbs way to di-i-ies.
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DarkMageDragon Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014
Is the full game finished yet?
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herooftime1000 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014
Not yet!
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DarkMageDragon Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014
Nhhheeeee!! I so wanna see how the whole story will progress!!
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Rockethead117 Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Oh my god, I need this so badly!
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