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So when's this coming out?

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March 21st 2023, 12:05 PM
Peasant She/Her Australia rumble
Or is it cancelled?
March 21st 2023, 02:44 PM
Can't you read? it says 2011. Gotta wait.
March 22nd 2023, 02:12 AM
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A Disembodied Sod 
It was well on its way to come out back in the day. But weirdly enough, the story somehow naturally developed so dark and disgusting, I myself was legitimately put off from finishing it and decided to scratch it. And then I just never saw the appeal to go back to it again, even if I toned down the story a bit.

If you're interested, the story would have been that the Cast took over GoodHeart and you'd have played as one of these Cast knights who had a change of heart & betrayed his order. As a result he was thrown in an underground prison with other people, that revealed a laboratory complex connected to the haunted house in the other Middle Night games, which would've explained a lot of the mysteries going around. Lots of spooky stuff would've been going on with a bit more action than the previous two instalments, while the Cast knight would live with the other peasant prisoners and have to come to terms with his past evil actions. It was mostly this latter soul-searching part in the story that eventually reached the point where I just thought the story was way too much. As I recall, the game would've ended with the underground laboratory collapsing and killing the main character.

Perhaps it kind of had an overly philosophical approach to exploring good and evil in people via shock value, and I'm not sure if the people who enjoyed the more straight-to-the-point, fun, classical haunted house horror style in the other Middle Night games would've even liked the third one. It was very different. Then again, as far as horror goes, it certainly would've been by far the scariest as far as its real-world themes go lol
March 22nd 2023, 06:10 PM
Peasant She/Her Australia rumble
Sounds cool. Shame it was cancelled, but ah well. Perhaps you'll be able to use the ideas from it for a non-Dink project someday.