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http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a289/5thman/shudsplash3.png

Shudder: scream, cry, kiss your ass goodbye.

Download version 1.9 here: http://sites.google.com/site/5thmanstudio/home/shudder

The latest action game by Mike MacDee redefines frantic terror. The world faces a cosmic crisis as inter-dimensional rifts devour the earth piece by piece to prepare it for a terrible entity's arrival. You play a troubled, paintball-loving adolescent who's been sucked into the nightmare world beyond the rifts, and must somehow find his way back.

Here's what Shudder has to offer:

- WADS control scheme as slick as a bloody hospital floor

- Point-and-shoot mouse-aiming in 360 degrees

- Three devastating weapons: the long-range rifle, the wide-spread shotgun, and the crowd-scattering concussion rocket!

- Three handy power-ups: don an unbreakable shield, double your firing rate, and turn invisible!

- Two difficulty settings: Normal for the newbies, and Frantic for players who just hate themselves

- Ten unique enemies: eldritch horrors from the depths of your worst nightmares

- 25 chaotic levels spread across three chapters, each more harrowing than the last

- Tons and tons of secret areas and booby traps

- Crisp, eerie soundtrack delivered courtesy of the FMOD sound system

- Stunning story and graphics by yours truly!

Shudder is still in development, but this thread will be updated on its release. In the meantime, scope out these awesome screenshots:

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a289/5thman/shudshot06.png

Pick 'em off from far away with the rifle....

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a289/5thman/shudshot02.png

...or run-and-gun with the shotgun up close.

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a289/5thman/shudshot03.png

And when all else fails, there's plenty of rockets lying around!

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a289/5thman/shudshot09.png

You'll need quick maneuvering and quicker wits to survive. Weapons alone can't save you from situations like this.

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a289/5thman/shudshot10.png

Shudder takes you through three creepy environments and kills you again and again with a well-balanced bestiary.

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This looks like fun. I like the artwork for it as well. Can't wait for it's release. :)

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The screenshots kinda remind me of Phobia II

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Untamed64 said:
The screenshots kinda remind me of Phobia II


With 9,999% less bugs!

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http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a289/5thman/shudbanner2.png

Shudder is available for download! Check the first post.

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Are there any alternate download links? I keep getting an "operation aborted" error when I click on the link to filefront.

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Nice! I'm downloading right now. :)

@Doom_user: Try this one: http://www.sendspace.com/file/t91bnb

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Thanks, the sendspace link worked.

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Damn, somebody at retro remakes had trouble downloading it too. Hasn't been an issue with my other games as far as I know.

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Uhhh, isn't this the wrong place for this thread? Its cool and all but...

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It would've been moved by now if it was inappropriate, as would have the other two games I've posted in this forum.

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Is there any way to port these Game Maker games to Linux?

I tried this one under the latest Wine but it gets graphics errors which stop you seeing the main menu screen properly.

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Super Jamie said:
Is there any way to port these Game Maker games to Linux?


That's a good question....I'm sure somebody knows on the yoyogames forums or somewhere. I'll check up on it.

EDIT: I did a quick bit of research and got an idea. Apparently GM6 works on Linux, but 7 doesn't; the Shudder EXE was made in GM6 and converted into a GM7 EXE to make it compatible with Vista. I've uploaded a non-converted EXE for you to try. Replace the normal EXE with this one and let me know if it works or not.
http://www.filefront.com/14154673/shudder_linux.rar

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Nah, same deal. Here's a screenshot if it helps. Thanks anyway dude.

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Weird. It looks like it shifts everything up half a screen.

I'll letcha know if I find out anything else.

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If anyone's still having download trouble, you can also get Shudder (and better screenshots) at Caiman Games:

http://www.caiman.us/scripts/fw/f3893.html

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Please note I've updated the download. Now a text appears when you die telling you to hit R to restart or ESC to quit, and I've moved E1M2 to E1M5 on account of its difficulty.

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Looks like Doom: those imps in the first picture, that blood sea, those grate bridges, the meat islands, the brown trees, the cubical bricks. Oh my. Good.

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^
Indeed! I'd like to see a game like this (top down view) in the DooM universe... :)

Although, I admit, I haven't even played this yet!

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It's like Quake, only pink!

I'd like to see a little top-view Doom, too. It'd be easy to convert some of the Shudder sprites into Doom critters, I bet.

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Impie said:


With 9,999% less bugs!



You failed math, right?

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avery1555 said:


You failed math, right?



How'd you fare in Humor 101?

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eom

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I thought it was the non-English decimal comma, too.

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UPDATE! Version 1.8 is available.

CHANGES FROM 1.0:

- Increased the atmosphere a bit (cloud generators, transparent slime rivers).

- Gave Shuddering Mass and Deathwalker major makeovers.

- Fixed a few secrets.

- Made a few minor changes to game manual (/obvious).

- User-friendly text pop-ups inform you of items grabbed, secrets found.

- Pushblocks and blastable blocks easier to find with a sharp eye.

- Hero turns transparent when hurt to indicate temporary invulnerability.

Check the download link in the first post!

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Final update (I hope): Episode 1's difficulty curve is more user-friendly, and I made slight adjustments to the other episodes too. Check out the first post for the updated download.

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