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tldr; Based off a true story about one man's abduction by aliens. Terrifying extra-dimensional monsters, peaceful aliens, space, adventure, multiple endings, meaningful decisions. PLAY IT!

The Watchers is an interactive narrative experience like no other.  

Featuring a complete, original soundtrack, unique sound effects, meaningful decisions and multiple endings, the goal of this game is to change the way you look at the world, but also....sometimes just scare the **** out of you.

You have played visual novels before, or at least heard of them, but The Watchers is somewhat different from the standard format. I consider it a "Film Novel" because the majority of the game is made up of real life 1080p video recordings to create an experience almost like living a movie.

THIS IS A DEMO - THE FULL GAME WILL NOT BE RELEASED UNTIL AROUND APRIL 2018

About the developer:

Hey guys, my name is Jordan Winslow. I am a professional music producer and composer who decided to make a video game. Strange, right? Well, not really. Music and sound is 70% of what you experience when you watch or play something, so I decided that making my own game would not only be a great way to showcase my music and sound design, but by building a custom score for the game as I produced it, I thought this may create a seriously powerful sense that you are in this game world.

However there was one huge hurdle to me making a game: I can't draw. I can't afford to pay someone to draw. I don't know anyone who will draw for free.

How did I overcome this? I made my game using exclusively Creative Commons video footage and images I found online. I spent many hours finding the perfect videos and pictures to suit each scene in the game and then I edited the videos to make them fit the tone or setting more suitably.

Please tell me how you think I've done in this attempt, as the end goal when this game is finished is to have an immersive experience that makes you feel as if you truly are in the game world!


IF YOU WANT TO BE A PART OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF THIS GAME:

I am looking for someone to help me design the user interface, configuration menu, and all the decision buttons for the game. This is a task I can accomplish myself with free tools online, however if there is anyone out there who wants to be a part of this project and contribute their work for free, I would love to have a custom GUI and message window designed for this game! You will of course be featured at the top of the credits along with your websites.


Where did I get the idea for this game?

This game is based heavily on the book "Thiaoouba Prophecy" written by Michel Desmarquet which, according to him, is a 100% true testimony about his abduction by aliens. You decide what to believe, I'm just here to make the best game I can!

Install instructions

Download the .Zip file, extract it by right clicking and selecting "extract to" - specify where to extract the game then double click "The_Watchers.exe" to begin the experience.

This game currently runs on windows only. If you would like to play this game without downloading it (may be bugs) you can play it on your web browser here: 

Download

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The Watchers DEMO 11-13-2017.zip 286 MB

Development log

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The writing in this game is awesome! The high quality visuals and sound create a perfect atmosphere for this kind of story! I'll definitely be playing the full version when it's released! I just uploaded part 1 of 3 of my playthrough, so I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed playing!

Wow, I am honored to have you upload a playthrough of my demo, thanks very much for taking the time to do this and I am very glad you enjoyed the game so far!

Thanks so much for checking out my videos! Here's part two!