Shadow over Normoth
A downloadable game for Windows and Linux
Taking inspiration from PS1 classics like Resident Evil and Silent Hill, Shadow over Normoth sets out to bring you back to the original survival horror experience. With fixed cameras, tank controls and visuals that are reminiscent of the good old days, you will truly feel like it's 1996 again.
Unravel the mystery behind the town of Normoth, gather resources and survive the horrors of this forsaken place. You will once again enter the world of survival horror ... good luck!
This game was made for the Haunted PS1 Summer of Shivers 2021 where I challenged myself to make a classic survival horror game in just 30 days. While this game certainly has some rough edges (which is to be expected from a game jam game) I hope that you will still have a great time with it. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you find any game breaking bugs or if you're having other technical issues.
Also, huge thanks to Mario Acero (aka SilentDrumr) for providing me with such great SFX and Music and helping me to playtest this thing :)
You can checkout the full OST here:
The game and all its assets were created by me during the jam period with the following exceptions:
- Music and SFX by Mario Acero (SilentDrumr)
- 8-bit Arcade Font by Damien Gosset (https://www.dafont.com/damien-gosset.d971)
- Gentium Font by SIL International (https://www.dafont.com/sil-international.d1295)
- Haunt AOE Font by Astigmatic One Eye Typographic Institute (https://www.dafont.com/astigmatic-one-eye-typographic-institute.d62)
- Nokia FC Font by Zeh Fernando (https://www.dafont.com/zeh-jose-fernando-baldo-caneiro.d467)
- PS1 Skeletons by AbstractFigure (https://sketchfab.com/AbstractFigure)
- PSX Style Cars by GGBot (https://ggbot.itch.io/)
|Release date||Sep 01, 2021|
|Made with||Blender, Godot, Aseprite, GIMP|
|Tags||Atmospheric, Exploration, Gore, Horror, Lovecraftian Horror, PSX (PlayStation), Psychological Horror, Retro, Survival Horror|
|Average session||About an hour|
|Inputs||Keyboard, Mouse, Xbox controller, Gamepad (any), Playstation controller|
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- Shadow over Normoth is out now!Sep 01, 2021
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The game is very good, I enjoyed playing so I'll do a little review:
- Graphics are cool, remind me of my childhood games
- Spooky, it's not super scary and I like that
- The menu is functional
- The soundtrack is amazing
- I don't know why, but I enjoyed walking around the "City"? "Bay"? (I really don't know)
-The game design is good and the map is quite solid
Not that good
- Enemies are so fast that you always lose health when he finds you
- First boss fight is boring, takes too long for a "dodge and shoot" battle
- Lore? What is it? lol
I really missed some story in the game, I didn't understand what was going on in that place (And why there are collectibles that are useless for the game).
-? I don't know if it was my pc, but when I was fighting the final boss everything crashed a lot, making the fight super difficult
yeah that's it, thanks guys for the game, I'll be waiting for more awesome games <3
Had a lot of fun with this! Nailed the retro feel. Thanks for making :)
a awesome game nice work i enjoyed recording this i cant wait for the next game
Nicely done ! We had a fun livestream with my viewers on this game.
Menu is cool looking, as is the main character. Lighting effects during the night are convincing.
Combat might require a bit of balancing, because enemies are slighty too fast, but lots of medipacks on the way make up for it... Sound design is good !
If you made this in 30 days, can't imagine any limit to what you can achieve with more time at your disposal. If you ever make a 8h game, I'll gladly buy it !
I really love classic styled games, I wish we have a time machine to go back to simpler time :(
If Silent Hill had been made at the very start of the PS1 generation and enjoyed a light Lovecraft theming, it would be Shadow Over Normoth. 3D models are rudimentary but effective, combat is a bit clunky but serviceable. Loads of enemies - including three bosses! Light puzzling with levers and gates - overall a promising demonstration of the developer's skills!
Added to our indie games list on the Fixed Camera Appreciation Society!
This was amazing, but couldn't b eat the final boss? Cheers!
Edit- nvm I beat it!
I pretend to be scared and scream a lot for views in this one. Superb game by the way. Had a blast.
What a cool game! Absolutely love how authentic the game play and aesthetic are to the tank control horror games of old.
I played it for my Bloodcurdling Barrage, in which I upload daily horror videos for all of October. It's featured over the first three days.
Very well made game friend, I enjoyed it quite a bit.
Good game; hard to see the second lever (rusted gates area) though. Will play again.
the game does a really good job of building up tension and mystery, "what is this place?" "who am i?". The atmosphere is thick and the games inspiration is very evident with door transitions, tank controls, warped textures and obscure af puzzles or puzzle. the game is very short only taking 30minutes for me to beat also the ending is, weird i guess. spoilers but you fight god ganon oot style energy balls and everything.
we really enjoyed playing this game!!!
Played so many of your games and again another good one keep it up!! Full PlayThrough
Eu amei esse jogo cara! Sou super fã dos clássicos de terror dos anos 90/2000! Espero que você faça novos jogos!
Sou um youtuber brasileiro iniciante, caso vc tenha um tempo pra assistir, vai me ajudar bastante! Obrigado gente, Boa semana p todos!
Such a great callback to the 90's era of horror! I love it! The only thing is it felt like you got so many bullets compared to the amount of med kits
i had about 6 going into the battle
Haha I don't know how I lost so many to the creatures. They were just on me so fast before I could react 😂
Bit late but gave it a go, feedback/commentary within
10/10, best Crablante fight sim 2021.
One of the most complete games in the jam, I always love your work! I legit could not find the shotgun in 2 playthroughs, and I couldnt kill the last boss with the pistol :( I tried,
but here is the rest of the game No Commentary :)
Here it goes. My channels doesn't link to watch here. So
Shadow Over Normoth
Yes, pretty cool game, I love this engine as well.
I can't even get the game to run. It opens as a black screen and I can hear sounds but can't see anything...
Dont know if a encountered a bug or im a bad player but i could not damage that last?? boss, still great game. And i encountered the secret room with oceanworks. (also amazing game btw)
Great hark back to Silent Hill! The only issue I had was with that crab boss! Screw that guy! (Game starts at 25:45)
Talk about all in one! I'm not only a retro junkie, but I am a massive HP Lovecraft fan, with a Shadow over Innsmouth being one of my top 3 Lovecraft tales. Rather difficult, especially the ending, but was oodles of fun!
Great game, rather long for a game jam submission. Design, gameplay etc. are spot on. Not too puzzle heavy (which is a good thing to me). Thumbs up!
Nailed the PS1 look and feel! Definitely could have been a classic of the era.
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!
I really enjoy playing this game, well done, its like S.H. and R.E. im really fan of those games, and you game helped me to remember the vibes when i play them, really thank you, PS: i made a bonus at the end of this video :)
This was really fun and it was pretty challenging too, I had a great time playing this one, good work :)
This was great! There's a lot here for a jam game. It's so fun to revisit Lovecraft classics, like here "The Shadow Over Innsmouth", in a retro video game environment. I had some trouble with figuring out what to do for the final boss (Alpha Beta Gamer on YouTube doesn't show it) but once I knew what to do, I was fine. Overall I didn't think it was too difficult, it was just right. Great work by SilentDrumr on the music too - I actually listened to the OST on bandcamp before playing the game.
Wow you really nailed the ps1 style well done :DBtw I'm trying to reach 30 subs so if you enjoyed the video it would really mean a lot to me that you'd consider subscribing to my channel :)
I would like to ask how PS1 style game is made, I also want to develop a game of my own
how do i get my playstation controller to work with this game?
I dont even know what to say about this game