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  1. DieCrypter   DieCrypter is Tactical Stealth Action game in a intresting design. It is very simple and it has very fun gameplay.    Game Info: You take on the role of a Human Being, who has been preserved in NEKUR like everyone else and given their own Avatar... The Avatar this user was given, has became glitched for an unknown reason, whether it was on purpose or not is not known. This glitch, has somehow altered the Humans psyche and as a result, has caused him to go berserk. His main goal is to destroy everything that is good in the NEKUR system, and to do everything in his power to make sure he does not fall. You are able to explore the vast NEKUR system and overcome the difficult and daunting tasks to come from life in a Cyber-World Many weapons and options are available to this Avatar, he must be creative and take many different approaches to combat to be successful in his goal of world domination!   Links: Website: http://diecrypter.com Play 5 minute demo: http://diecrypter.com/demo/index.html   Features: Tactical Stealth Action Different Weapons Upgrades Smart AI Mines Enemy Explosions cause chain reaction     Videos: Dev Log Video 5: Water, AI and Boxes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZ-MP3C5HK4&feature=youtu.be       Screenshots:   ----------------------------------------------------------       Feedback is appreciated, negative and bad!
  2. Devlog 3 Video! Katana and Gadgets! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQn1Wuvy1yM&feature=youtu.be
  3. Devlog 2 video! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Eo7TWLWEik
  4. No way i am giving up! New video... has completly new visual style: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTwSZBMjDhc&feature=youtu.be
  5. A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends
  6. Hello everyone! My name is Vitali and i am a student from Finland! We started learning Unity about 1 month ago, and i have already got some very good game in the works.. at least i think. Anyways.. about the game i am working [img]http://public.gamedev.net//public/style_emoticons/default/smile.png[/img]. The game is called "DieCrypter" - Stealth Action Puzzle. I wont write much of the info about the game just now, because the title pretty much explains whats the game is all about and you can see game information on the website or just watch the trailer on the [url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFQS3EimapA"]youtube[/url]! I hope people will comment and write their thoughts! I am open for the ideas or some changes that you think should be made. [b]Game Website:[/b] [url="http://www.diecrypter.com"]www.diecrypter.com[/url] [b]Youtube Video:[/b] [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFQS3EimapA[/media] Screenshots: [img]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/9866528/diecrypter/1.png[/img] [img]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/9866528/diecrypter/2.png[/img] [img]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/9866528/diecrypter/3.png[/img] [img]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/9866528/diecrypter/4.png[/img] [img]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/9866528/diecrypter/5.png[/img] [img]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/9866528/diecrypter/6.png[/img] [img]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/9866528/diecrypter/7.png[/img]