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The Dark Descent

I choose to forget.
Find strength and comfort in that fact.

I wish I could ask you how much you remember...

I know it is too much to ask:
Descend into the darkness..
Redeem us both.

Your former self

Letters of the notes.

Inspired by the game "Amnesia- the Dark Descent", developed by Frictional Games. It is a horror game, based on evasion rather than battle.
The main concept is that, you are Daniel, a young archeologist who wakes up in an haunted castle, with the memories only of his name, his mission to kill the owner of the castle and the fact that a dangerous Shadow is after him. Later on he discovers a note to himself (the forementioned quotes come from there), and he starts on his mission to redeem himself for a past he is unaware of, but slowly discovers it's obscurity through his descent into the darkness...

A masterpiece of the horror game industry I have yet to finish, but I truly recommend.

EDIT: Finally finished the game, after 3 years of playing it with extremely long breaks! It was indeed amazing, and the ending, especially the good one, was oddly full and satisfying :heart: This game deserved all the publicity it got (and it still gets). Next stop: Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs!

For the contest "The Dark Descent" held by :iconphotomanipulatorsx3:.

Stock used:

Background: :iconelandria:…
Girl: :iconddlinstock:…
Candles: :icongracies-stock:… :icondarkenedheart-stock: darkenedheart-stock.deviantart…
Lantern: :iconchop-stock:…
Bookcase: :iconmarmaladepip:…
Books: :iconmoonchild-ljilja:…
Papers (notes): :iconftourini:…
Bottle: :iconraduluchian:…
Rose petals: :iconla-chatte-noire:… :icontwo-ladies-stocks:

This was truly exhausting, but one of my few works I am satisfied with... I thank my brilliant stockers, and the magnificent ChristabelleLAmort for her advise on lighting effects from the bottom of my heart!

Hope you like! Favourites and comments are much appreciated!
Image details
Image size
2854x3147px 3.39 MB
Shutter Speed
10/80 second
Focal Length
18 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Dec 29, 2009, 10:41:12 AM
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DayTripper2128's avatar
DayTripper2128's avatar
You are most welcome! :tighthug:
Goldenphoenix-Titly's avatar
wonderful lights dear, beautiful
TheRainGirl's avatar
Oh, thanks a lot sweetie! :hug:
KaterinaTheStorm's avatar
Nice lighting, it really adds to the mood
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Elandria's avatar
Great work! Thanks for using my stock! :hug:
TheRainGirl's avatar
Thanks a lot for your kind words! :hug:
ChristabelleLAmort's avatar
Ohh Amnesia! Have this game already for a long time on my computer, but actually played about just half an hour and stopped :fear: Now instead of playing I'm watching a walkthrough of the game on youtube :rofl:
You created truly wonderful manip, sweetie! In my opinion it represents the mood of the game very well. Rose petals, the lantern, the notes, candles and other details - everything contribute greatly to the overall atmosphere of the work (I'm just glad that there is no that horrible grunt monster here :sprint: :laughing:) And I'm happy that my small tips concerning lightning were useful, I think you've done it very good :clap: Good luck in the contest, I do hope you will win! :tighthug:
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Oh you have played it too? :w00t: That is so awesome! Amnesia is certainly my favourite horror video game (I so love Frictional Games :heart:) alongside with Ib!
I have played until the water monster and then I got stuck... Once I get my laptop back from the repairements I am restarting though.. :happybounce:

Well, it is a VERY scary game, nobody can blame you for quiting (I have done it many times myself ;p But mostly I play with friends so it is ok).

Youtube walkthroughs rock! Especially Pewdiepie and Cry, they are so awesome! :tighthug: Though I rarely watch Amnesia walkthroughs (just custom stories), I don't want to get spoilers! :squee:

Thanks a lot! Your words honor me a lot! :huggle: I am glad you think I got the feeling across, it was certainly my main objective! :tighthug: (haha,this artwork is grunt-monster free, I couldn't find stock for that ;p)

Thanks again, I am certainly going to need luck there are MANY good entries for the contest! :happybounce: And for the lighting tips.. I couldn't thank you enough! :tighthug: :glomp: :tighthug:
PampasFox's avatar
Amazing! <3 There's so much energy in this piece!
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