I could imagine an epic video of a rendered orchestra of your ghost playing violins and other instruments with the MC at the end. Just an infinite loop of epic music :D
Symphony of Seven Souls
A downloadable gothic horror tale for Windows
Sleepless nights staring at a blank score page as you try to write your latest symphony have taken their toll.
Your creative well has all but dried up!
If you are to still the unrelenting pressure to create, then you will have to take a more drastic approach...
Rosin up your bow and take to the streets, searching for the willing dead to join your unholy orchestra. Perhaps then you can finally write the Symphony of Seven Souls!
WASD / Left Stick - Move
Mouse / Right Stick - Look
Right Click / R1 / R2 - Ready up your bow on your strings
Hold Left Click / L1 / L2 - Play your violin
2 / DPad Up - Brightness Up
1 / DPad Down - Brightness Down
Esc - Quit Game
The restrung edition has some advanced rendering features enabled (listed below). You do not require an NVidia RTX card to run this version, but it will be a lot more demanding on your system. I had a day off work so thought it would be fun to implement.
- Dynamic Raytraced Global Illumination
- Volumetric Fog
- Raytraced Reflections
- Normal, Roughness and Ambient Occlusion Maps (adds dynamic light and shadow details to textures)
This version is a lot closer to the PSX standards with unlit materials, lower resolution, vertex colour painted lights instead of dynamic lights. Colour scheme was worked more towards LOK: Soul Reaver because that has some of my favourite vertex colouring on the PS1.
Theme song now available to listen to over on my Youtube channel:
|Made with||Unreal Engine, Substance Painter & designer, Blender|
|Tags||bloodborne, Dark, Ghosts, Gothic, Horror, hps1, Low-poly, Music, PSX (PlayStation), ue5|
|Average session||About a half-hour|
|Inputs||Keyboard, Mouse, Xbox controller, Gamepad (any), Playstation controller|
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this was such a nice game i loved the music in it
heres the vid¨
My highlight video. Buy this game and buy the soundtrack.
The game has a very good vibe, especially its sound, the end of the game matches the character's objective proposal, as it's a short game, I really liked it
it's asm idea!!!!!
Was such a wonderful feeling of bliss during the finale symphony
(SPOILERS FOR ENDING SEQUENCE)
My interpretation was that a you were attempting to soothe the dead with music but a malevolent spirit towards the end took away your ability to make beautiful music and cursed to keep playing notes of pain and suffering, was a real kick to the mood from how beautiful that symphony was with the spirits, hope to see more
WOW love your game :):):):):):):)
A really unique concept :D
From an audio standpoint this is a 10/10 game. From a graphics standpoint it is an 11/10.
I liked the gameplay as well but if this game ever gets expanded I'd love to see more to the music playing than play or not play music with a minimal movement speed difference.
And I'd love to see the game expanded :)
Thank you so much! I'm currently prototyping a new version of it with more interesting mechanics around the violin, maybe something along the lines of Fatal Frame. I'm also pushing the visuals as far as I can and you can see an example of that over on my Youtube channel:
I really enjoyed this! The music was great, the atmosphere was great...spooky and oddly soothing at the same time. Definitely a good experience, thank you for sharing this!
This Game be like:
But really, beautiful concept~
will there be a linux port soon?
Unfortunately not, it was just a short game made for a jam and I deleted the working files. Sorry about that.
Musique magnifique et concept original
l idee est tres bonne!
This was a fun concept! The music was beautiful, and I had a fun time walking around the spooky town summoning ghosts for the symphony.
What a delightfully charming experience. A somber, gothic setting on a stormy night accompanied by the dulcet tones of your violin as it plays a melancholy tune.
Such a fantastic and simple concept that I hope gets expanded upon in a future title.
Definitely going to check out other titles by this dev.
Atmospheric horror without jump scares combined with excellent music. That was quite a lot of fun. I love old-style graphics, but I have to say Restrung is my favorite version. The lighting is just...right. Also, love the rain. Excellent job!
such a cool game and concept
thanks for the experience bud
Downloaded the Restrung version and wow. I'm definitely biased because I could listen to violin all day and walking around a dark abandoned cemetary is basically my ideal first date, but I loved this. I wasn't expecting the ghosts to be so diverse either! I only wish it were longer <3
So glad you liked it and thanks for sharing! Couldn't agree more, my girlfriend and I are having our Halloween date seeing some cathedrals and graveyards and it's nice to know we're not the only weirdos out that that do this! XD There's a longer version of this in the works, but I'm sidetracked with another project right now.
omg yes! kindred spirits ~~ i'm so pumped to hear there will be a full version! i honestly wasn't expecting that. i feel like (especially on itch) gems like this are doomed to be small forever😭 lol but im also really excited to see what else you've got brewing... 👀
I was absolutely speechless during most of this game... the environment and music were so eerie yet beautiful! I am no one special but I did play your game and just wanted you to know I loved it and you did such a wonderful job creating this.. would love to see more of your work!
Thank you so much for playing and sharing your video! It's really great to see people appreciate the beautiful side of horror. If you liked that then I'd also recommend my game Daemonologie - it's a 2D folk horror about the witch trials in Scotland and great for streamers as it encourages you to talk through your thoughts about the characters and who you trust.
Beautiful and haunting, and shows that horror needn't be visceral or startling to be effective.
Loved the atmosphere and overall visual design. Also liked the idea of going around and playing music. And music is beautiful! I recorded a playthrough in Russian language.
Игра очень понравилась, атмосферная и жуткая. Прохождение на русском:
una pequeña historia con una banda sonora pulida y una belleza impresionante. sin suda alguna un juego que puedes terminar en poco tiempo y que se disfruta con su ambiente crudo y lúgubre
I saw Alpha Beta Gamer play this, i really liked it ! Amazing work!
A little horror gem. I played the normal version and it is graphically satisfying as it gives a nice atmosphere. The gameplay is original but also very basic. The music and sounds though are AMAZING.
As someone already mentioned it would have been nicer to have a main menu with some settings but I understand that creating it takes too much time for a Jam.
Hope to see more of your creations soon!
Had a lot of fun with this! It was very charming and definitely had my nerves going at times, especially in the abandoned ward with all the chairs hahah- And the music was lovely! Wonderful game~ <:
the music was so sick :)
This was fucking amazing! The model and environment work was outstanding! Loved the concept!
The gothic aesthetic is so satisfying! I appreciated the variety of creative environments and ghosts. And having such an easy lighting control option. The violin sounded pretty good in my opinion! I'm curious if it's a VST instrument and if so which one? Thanks for sharing the music on YouTube too, so we can enjoy it outside of the game.
Thanks very much! The violin is a VST instrument as I can't handle playing real stringed instruments without frets XD. It's Spitfire Solo Violin. I have the Cello as well and they are both fantastic sounding and very easy to play, switching between longs, shorts, trem and legato notes depending on how you press on the keys instead of clunky keyswitches.
Um, I'm not sure exactly what you mean. It is using the new Lumen GI, which as far as I understand is a software combination of raytraced and screenspace dynamic GI, but not using Nvidia RTX raytracing hardware so you don't require an RTX card to run it.
Oh, I loved this, the smooth gameplay was very immersive, the visuals drop dead gorgeous and I love love love the ending. Honestly, my only criticism would be that I could not spend more time in this little world that you created, I have so many questions!
Excellent short and sweet game that really gives a unique feeling surrounding the dead with excellent music and terrific visuals!
Such a cool experience! I got a little spooked when I stopped playing my violin lol.
Hey! I did a big roundup on a bunch of games in the jam (including yours) with some thoughts on each. Figured I'd share it here for anyone interested!
This looks amazing! Any chance for a MacOS port in the future? In any case.. congratulations for being able to make this!
Thanks! Unfortunately not, I would have to buy a Mac just to be able to compile the game for Mac OS since that can't be done on a Windows machine.
I don't have quite the elegant praise as most people in these comments do, but this game was very enchanting and intriguing. I guess I made those souls pretty mad though. Great game, 8/10.
This game is incredible. Thanks for creating it. I love these PSX style games and this one's atmosphere is absolutely amazing. I look forward to seeing whatever you make next
Very straight to the point. This is a welcome addition to the world of horror games and is a testament to how lovely and romantic gothic horror tales can be. The lighting is just right in the default game, enough for the player to see and move about while still maintaining the gloomy ambience. Nice colour scheme for the lighting too! The reward at the end of the game is also very satisfying. I found it rather inspiring.
man, i thought that it was a relaxing game until the end...