Before I start Ill let you know who I am and what I am wanting to do.
My name is Brian Johnson and I have worked in the video game industry for about 7 years now. Most of my experience is in concept art and level design but I have done model rigging for animation and UVW maps. I have worked with the Unreal Engine for most of my commercial projects and love this engine very much. Since the UDK has been released I would like to start working with the idea of creating a small indie company and making the creation of my and others visions a reality. I have a love of all things horror and still am working hard to create a horror game that is different than most horror games I have seen.
I am writing the story and drawing up some concepts as I go, I guess you would call me a Writer/concept artists/3D modeller/texture artist/ Level Designer. Most people get scared at this as they think it makes me have way too much on my plate. I can guarantee that if I have enough people I would not have to do too much of this but I do enjoy contributing to each of those aspects nonetheless. This is what I want to do and will do more than I think is needed since I want it to happen badly! I will work on it alone if I have to but I would love to find like minded experienced individuals and the sooner the better in my book!
My ultimate goal would be to create a demo of a small portion of a game to show to interested parties for funding. Then going from there.
Without giving out too much info I will try to explain my idea in hopes that someone else will help me in my visions of an atmospheric game.
Singleplayer/Coop horror game
The player can take the role of a male or female investigator. Somehow a locked up serial killer in a small town asylum has gotten out of his cell and massacred the asylum staff. You have been called in to assess how he could have managed this feat and capture the suspect. Upon entering the asylum you notice things have gone very wrong on a scale no human could achieve, blood on the ceilings and walls, more than possibly could have come from the victims. Sounds of the victims can still be heard although they are all dead, scuttering can be heard in the halls, you can feel the presence of something not human.
The player would essentially play in first or third person(their choice) in action mode, but in investigative mode they would be in first person using their equipment to gain clues to what the killer is up to.
The killer has been possessed by an entity from a netherworld called the Seer. This entity has brought things from the netherworld into this world through the rituals the serial killer has performed.
Ultimately the character must find and confront the killer, but his/her path will be obstructed by the puzzles and horrific creatures either sent here or created by the Seer.
There will be no zombies! no zombies in my horror game, just so you know.
Some asylum images I would like to create the feel of (note these are photographs as reference, not something I created in 3D!)
My email is Bah_Mee@yahoo.com
I will create a forum if I can get a team of like minded people together, comon horror fans, lets make a scary non zombie horror game! we can do this!