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P.T. with a twist

Avarice is a first-person, narrative-driven horror game set in the 1900s, where you experience a broken man’s descent into mental hell. You play as Edward Armitage, a renowned explorer, returning home from an expedition gone wrong. Throughout the game, you experience a gripping narrative going through the curious mind of a man and his interpretation of untold events.

It's up to you to piece it all together.


F.A.Q

Q: Do I need a good PC to run this game?

You need a decent PC for the game to run smoothly.

Q: Is there a saving system in this game?

Sadly there is no saving system, however the game is fairly short and can be finished in 30 minutes to an hour.

Q: How long did it take you to make this game?

We spent two and a half months developing this game.

Q: Is the download safe?

Yes, the download is safe. We unfortunately as students can not afford EV certification, that is why you may get a security pop up. Ignore this, our game is clean.

Q: I found a bug in the menu! You have to click twice!

Yeah, we know about this bug and we tried to fix it for a long time. Unfortunately it's a limitation of the framework we built the game on and we didn't have time to rebuild the framework.

Q: Do i need both files to run the game?

No, you do not need both files to run Avarice.
The setup is an installer that installs the game and does the work for you. You get a shortcut and an unistaller to remove the game when you're done.

The zipped file means you need to extract the game files yourself from the zip archive and locate the .exe file yourself.

Q: Who are you guys?

We are a small student team based in Oslo, Norway.

Updated 5 days ago
Published 7 days ago
StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows
Release date 7 days ago
Rating
(18)
AuthorDarkMode
GenreAdventure
Made withUnreal Engine
TagsAtmospheric, Creepy, First-Person, Horror, Narrative, Psychological Horror, Singleplayer, Spooky, Story Rich
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
LanguagesEnglish
InputsKeyboard, Mouse
AccessibilitySubtitles
LinksHomepage, Community, YouTube, Twitter

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This is one of the best P.T. clones out there. I don't care for P.T. or anything like it. However, this game surprised me in the best way possible. The narrative kept me interested and the loops were interesting. The world had life to it; other P.T. clones lack this.

 

This was a phenomenal psychological horror experience! Great pacing with the story telling, a few good scares, and gorgeously creepy environment. Here's my playthrough:

I found Avarice to be one of the better horror games I’ve played recently. It’s nice to have a story and characters you can attach yourself to, even if they aren’t the focus of the project. I was admittedly a little wary at first of the “psychological horror” game tropes that litters so many scary games now, but this one has a nice twist to the formula that goes its own way. I’m especially impressed that the game was made by students; Avarice is better than some horror games made by industry veterans. Excellent work, I look forward to more! 

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Really interesting game, Good to see that P.T inspirations are still going. Loved the concept of it. The atmosphere and sound creepy and well made, Would love to see more games like this 


Thanks, we love P.T. too. Glad you enjoyed our little game :)

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I really like the game. Atmosphere was there and story was interesting. Nicely done. 

Thank you for your kind words! Glad you enjoyed it

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This game had a clear inspiration from PT, but works it around into it's own narrative and uses the loops to progress the story in an interesting way.

It's a great student project, and I'd love to see what you could do with a full development cycle.

Thank you very much, we're glad you enjoyed the experience!

Buen juego, me gustaría que apoyen mi canal, por favor suscribirse a mi canal "Placebogamer, que tenía un buen tiempo jugando a este juego, gracias .../Good game, I would like you to support my channel, please subscribe to my channel "Placebogamer, I had a good time playing this game, thanks ...

I loved this demo! The game looked amazing and did a preety good job of unnerving me. I can't wait to see the full game. If you are interested in my gameplay I'll link it below.

Really cool game!  Had fun trying it out!  

hi, big thx for the great demo. greetings from rosti

Played this over the weekend and loved it, atmosphere was spot on and dialogue was nicely done hope you guys do well in the future good luck!

Heres my playthrough of the game!

Very well done! I enjoyed this a lot! 

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This game truly had pt vibe, i also find similarities with layers of fear! I kind of rushed this game and i wanna apologize it. But i still enjoyed! I liked how the rooms were telling stories as well like the red room. 

I also played this to my channel

Gave it a go, couldn't find it spook though.

I did upload a video of this but something about copyright came up underneath which i have no idea about so deleted the video haha 1 hell of a game though!

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You should have no issues with copyright. The song is old enough to no longer have any copyright associated with it, and is now free to use, the copyright notice you saw was most likely just stating the name of the song and it's origin. Thanks for playing though! 

Cool i'll re-upload and post the vid then thanks!

Awesome game. Great graphics and atmosphere, and I really liked the story, the guy narrating had a good voice for it.

Did have an issue clicking on door handles though, it was very picky on the position. Same with opening the suitcase.

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Hey there, just wanted to say that this was a really fantastic little game; especially as a student project! The story you managed to tell through both the narration and the gameplay was really well thought out. I really appreciate the themes involved and the questions about what's literally happening and what may be more metaphorical are great.

I hope you continue on with more games, it's obvious you guys have tons of potential and a great grasp of gameplay as story telling! :D 

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Thank you so much for your very kind words! We appreciate you :)

I enjoyed the concept twist of the P.T-esc. Few bugs here and there but other than that, I really enjoyed my twenty minutes with the game. Though that ending was... interesting. 

Thanks! 

I like the overall implementation of the game it has a good atmosphere and it felt like a cohesive experience.

A few suggestions:

-Disable the SteamVR and Oculus plugins. With them enabled the game will start steamvr and set the the audio source to a VR headset if one is connected. This will also cause performance issues.

-When exiting pause screens set input mode to game only to capture mouse after closing the pause menu.

-The game resolution was set to higher than my default resolution so a lot of the screen was cut off including the subtitles.

-The Ra statue has no geometry underneath it so when you rotate it you see through the mesh.

Thank you. This is actually really good feedback for us, we're obviously still learning so thanks for letting us know! These are all amazing tips.

wow this game really freaked me out alot 

that means it did his job well

really good job guys

this is my gameplay

https://youtu.be/io4c1FZaKZQ

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Thanks! 

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Hi, I've played this game and think it is really well done! However I do have some feedback, I understand that it is a student project but it would be nice if there was more use of self - designed assets. I believe you're using the Horror Engine for UE4 to make this game, One other thing that I noticed is that the UI is buggy this is because you have to re-configure it in the blueprint system. Other than that very well done hope you get a good mark for the project!

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Thank you! Unfortunately we do not have much training in 3D modeling as we are game design students, so we focus more on what makes a game good and fun! We used a lot of premade assets, but ensured to give them sufficient credit and ofcourse paid for said assets. Thank you for your feedback! Im glad you enjoyed it overall :)

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i have a decent pc, the turning is too slow, and the movement is somewhat laggy, and no offence, its a pretty stale storyline. still the graphics were pretty cool

Thanks for your feedback, keep in mind this is a student project and we only had two months. :)

Gracias por este juego, le falto un poco de luz, magnifico. 

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No hablo Español, but thank you for playing! Hope you enjoyed :)

Gracias por un juego tan bueno, quiero que cuando hagas más juegos, cuentes conmigo para jugarlos, quiero que si tienes amigos que me puedan proporcionar juegos o códigos clave para jugarlos, sería genial, mi correo electrónico davidlobo2009 @ hotmail, es,  mi canal de Youtube;  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7Ze0stcmF5zKGiRwGj2RJA?sub_confirmation=1 saludos amigo.
                                   Atte. Placebogamer

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Just live streamed this with my girl lol I like some more tweaks and it’ll be great for sure !

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That's so cool! Thanks for playing :)

Really great game. Had me looking off screen by the end.

Hah! Then we did our job right, thank you :)

Wow! I really enjoyed playing this. I loved the music and look of the game. Great Work!

Thank you!

The Best Horror Games have always been ones that weren’t specifically just jump scares. Ones that make you feel uneasy and paranoid constantly are the best ones. Great piece of work developer, keep up the fantastic work

We agree! Im glad you feel like we achieved that. Thank you.

This was a good horror game. Liked the use of the P.T. like style. Also made a video on it.

Cool! We love seeing you guys play our game :)

This was good. The P.T style never ceases to spook me! Hope you enjoy the video I made :)

Thank you! Oh we will i can assure you!!

Very impressed by this my dudes, cannot imagine what you could have pulled off in 1-2 years :D

Us neither! 

I enjoyed my time with Avarice! Few games make me swear, but this one got me on edge. 😱 As a student project, this is a great P.T.-type game!

Thank you so much! We can't wait to watch you play it.

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Nice game, loved the P.T Style you had on this game, graphics were finger lickin good (I just cringed lmao). Storyline was great, loved the part when the wife was drowning...., the sound effects were prestigious especially with the mini jumpscares overall it was a excellent example on what a P.T Inspired game could turn out to be, in other words it was great, hope to see more horror games from you guys!

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Wow, thank you so much for your kind words! Hopefully we'll get the chance to make more :)

You're welcome!

I enjoyed it. The audio effects were used sparingly but were effective.

Thank you! We're glad you enjoyed it.

the game impressed me so much, it delivered fear and horror without using a creature chasing you, It's fear of the unknown, I love the PT style 

Thank you!

GREAT JOBS AND  cool story
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Thank you!

Full Gameplay+Ending...!!!

Awesome Game, it really got me multiple time. Great Job Dev I appreciated your hard work. Hope to see more stuff like that :)))

Thank you :)

Just add a .rar file if possible....Extract and play will be a better option.

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An archived version is now availabe to download as well :)

This game was a pleasure to make, I hope everyone enjoys playing it, as much as we did making it. 

I am truly proud to be a part of making this game!

:o