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One Night 4 is an indie survival horror game for PC that aims to capture the spirit of the classic Resident Evil and Silent Hill games.
Dayle Grixti
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Short Summary

One Night 4 is a freeware indie survival horror game being developed in the RPG Maker VX Ace engine. Its main objective is to capture the spirit of classic PSX era survival horror games such as the original Resident Evil and Silent Hill, bringing elements of these games together in the engine that created trending horror games like Ao OniIb and The Witch's HouseOne Night 4 aims to bring something new to the indie horror game scene: a completely realised classical survival horror game complete with action, puzzles, an intriguing psychological horror storyline and, of course, scares.

One Night 4 is also the latest addition to Dark Gaia Studios' popular One Night series and, although One Night 4 is also designed to be played (and enjoyed) separately from previous games, provides a conclusion to the mythos of the previous games. The previous three One Night games (One NightOne Night 2: The Beyond and One Night: Full Circle) were released betweem 2009 and 2012 and have been ranked among the best indie horror games by publications such as PC Gamer and Indiegames.com. All three of the previous One Night games can be downloaded for free on Desura.

The Story

In One Night 4, you play as Gordon West, an ex secondary school teacher turned failing writer. When a strange package arrives on Gordon's doorstep containing an empty golden locket and a slip of paper reading "Come to me", he begins experiencing recurring nightmares that seem just a little too real. As you survive each of Gordon's dreams and uncover the significance of each surreal place you visit, you'll learn a terrible, forgotten secret and the origin of this mysterious fate that has befallen Gordon. 

With all new exploration focused gameplay (with minimal combat, in the tradition of One Night 2: The Beyond) and six dark locations, including a real world and a dream world that begin to intertwine, this will be One Night you won't forget.

What We Need & What You Get

At the moment, One Night 4 is about 50% complete, but it requires essential materials to reach full completion that cannot be obtained without a significant contribution from fans. With a budget of $2000, the resources needed to complete the game can be commissioned and purchased, and the game will be available for free upon release (basically, we don't make games for money; we do it for fun, but we need your help to finish this awesome project).

Currently, we need your help to obtain:

  • Custom graphics and artwork including character and monster sprites, as well as science fiction and modern themed tilesets for RPG Maker.
  • Atmospheric music and ambience tracks. Let's face it: the game just can't be scary without a menacing soundtrack.
  • Hiring programmers to create essential game systems such as a stealth/hiding system, a mechanic that allows the player to switch between the dream world and real world in real time and monster AI scripts. In One Night 4, we want intelligent monsters that hunt you down, and we need your help for that :)
  • Concept artwork, logos and title screens to match the game's mood and polish.
  • The full English version of RPG Maker VX Ace (we're currently working on the Japanese version, and being able to understand everything would really help speed up development in the future).

Our goal, if we achieve the neccesary funding, is to complete and release One Night 4 for digital download in late 2013. The game will be available through our website and through digital portals such as Desura. Without your help, we have no way of obtaining the resources we need to finish the game, and the One Night Trilogy will forever go without a follow up :(

Please pledge your support today and help us bring classic survival horror back to life! We and all of our fans appreciate it!

Other Ways You Can Help

If you can't contribute financially, we understand (we're broke, too). But you can still help us! Here are some other things you can do to help our cause:

  • Like Dark Gaia Studios on Facebook and share us amongst your friends. to help generate awareness.
  • Visit our website and direct your friends to play our previous games (who knows -- they may just become Dark Gaia converts).
  • Use Indiegogo's sharing tools to spread our campaign through social media. The more people that see us, the better!

Some More Useful Stuff

The One Night series on TV Tropes

The One Night series on Wikipedia

The official website for the One Night series

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  • $10USD
    Be in the credits!

    Want to be immortalized in a horror game? For a pledge of $10 or more, we'll stick your name in the game's credits!

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    EP from Our Arms to The Sun

    Indie band With Our Arms to The Sun has lent its support to One Night 4, and for a pledge of $30 or more, you'll get a free download of their latest album, featuring songs used in the game, as well as your name in the credits!

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    Maybe being in the credits aren't enough for you? For a pledge of $50 or more, we'll stick your name in the game, too -- you'll be immortalized in background lore and in the diaries and memos scattered around the game world.

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    Want some more cool stuff to show off to friends? For a pledge of $70 or more, you'll get access to the game's design document, development notes, concept art and a walkthrough!

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    Be a character in the game!

    What good is being mentioned in a game file if your character was killed off by a monster ages ago? For a pledge of $100 or more, we'll actually insert you into the game as a character that the player can encounter (and possibly even team up with...or kill).

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    What's a classic horror adventure game without puzzles, scares and multiple endings? For a pledge of of $150 or more, you'll get to design your very own and have it inserted into the game.

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    This is it, the ultimate pledge. For such a display of support, we'll give you the ultimate honor of having one of the game's three main characters named after you. How cool is that!

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