Interesting little game, it kind of plays with submechanophobia, and it does give it a scary vibe.
Explore a virtual gallery of submechanophobia in a retro computing environment. Although this isn't really a "game", there are two endings. The goal is to simply take your time enjoying experiencing the creepy images, captions, and music (feat. the retro PC MT-32)! This was created for the Haunted PS1 Summer of Shivers Jam (Summer Jam 2021).
Pro Tips: This game should display ideally on a MOBILE PHONE, but should also play in-browser for Windows or other platforms. I have also provided a downloadable version. Does it seem like you're stuck? You may just need to click/tap to let the game know you have read the text and are ready for the next thing. On a desktop or laptop, use F11 to trigger or escape fullscreen.
The soundtrack is available on bandcamp. You can listen for free, but if you enjoyed the gallery or soundtrack consider buying the album to show your support.
All images are "found art" and I wanted to be sure to provide the appropriate credits and "metadata". Some is included in the game options, but I include the full credits below.
------------------- | General credits | ------------------- > Adventuron engine and Bamburgh in-game font by Chris Ainsley > CRT emulation process by MrMoTarius > Pixelation via ordered dithering in GIMP 2.10.10 --------- | Audio | --------- > 11 Swimming - Slow 02.wav by 14GPanskaValaChristoffer (28 Feb 2018), freesound.org/s/420169, Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) > 366159__dcsfx__underwater-loop-amb.wav by DCSFX (31 Oct 2016), freesound.org/s/366159, Creative Commons 0 (Public Domain) > seagulls by Eelke (01 Feb 2012), freesound.org/s/144835, Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) > Luftrum's free field recordings for most of the background ambient hydrophone sounds and ocean waves, luftrum.com/free-field-recordings/ > Music and other sounds by Eldritch Renaissance Cake (Chris Hay) ---------- | Images | ---------- > "Title/Thumbnail/Ending" photo by Sander van der Wel; modified under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic License; commons.m.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lago_di_Resia_(Reschensee)_(14990159251).jpg > "Gallery Rotunda" photo by Michael Brnd (of "The Proper People" https://theproperpeople.com); modified and used with permission solely for inclusion in this project; https://www.flickr.com/photos/michaelbrnd/28502737522/ > "Underwater Staircase" photo by Francesco Ungaro; free to use, no attribution required; https://www.pexels.com/photo/view-of-wooden-steps-taken-underwater-3634369/ > "Beach Serpent" photo by Yves LC; Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported; commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:St-Brevin-serpent1.jpg > "Sunken Statues" photo and sculpture exhibit credit to Jason DeCaires Taylor; https://www.underwatersculpture.com/works/underwater/ > "Drowned Crosses" photo by Rene Weterings (instagram @rene_weterings_underwaterphoto); copyright Rene Weterings, modified and used with permission solely for inclusion in this project; https://www.instagram.com/p/CKLa79EBj79/ > "Abandoned Container" photo credit to NOAA/MBARI; free to use with credit; https://sanctuarysimon.org/dbtools/photo-library/id/4982 > "Dragon Teeth" photo taken by Gatien Cosendey (instagram @gatiencosendey); copyright Gatien Cosendey, modified and used with permission solely for inclusion in this project; https://gatiencosendey.photography/gallery/lake/#jp-carousel-342
If you decide to play the download version, please read the ReadMe!
- v1.2.20 added gallery rotunda photos (2021-12-12)Dec 12, 2021