A literal spinning plate act, but with tedium! Love the concept, but had to steer right after three chapters.
A downloadable game for Windows
Nothing but desert wind, cactuses and the scribes writing down your every move for miles.
HeatStroke is barely a game, tasking you to transcribe short story while driving down a seemingly endless desert road.
Programming by Matt Garnett
Madness by Talia bob Mair
Music by Daniel Shypilov
Audio Design by Chris Dang
Gamejam Programming by Braden Banning
Fonts by Lighthex
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- HeatStroke's Full Remaster is out now!52 days ago
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one of the best pieces of horror literature i've ever read. one of the best horror "games" i've ever played. i streamed this to a small group of friends and we were all completely enthralled and horrified. my god.
Probably the best way to experience Lovecraft.
I did it!
...With the help of AutoHotkey ;P
Return to road, this is death
Love the game, wish there was a save feature though, that way I don't have to the the entire book in one sitting
I agree, a save feature would have been nice. ultimately it was one of those things that fell outside of the scope of Heatstroke being a 48 hour gamejam.
Originally the story needing to be transcribed was Moby Dick... Which was too long to even process into the game.
I don't know what engine you guys are using but I recommend using global values, like every time the player finishes a page of the book the value would update by 1 and that will save in a folder like a .ini and each number will be a specific page so when the player loads the game back in the they will be on the same page, it doesn't have to the exact spot the player left off at, just a checkpoint after each page
Heatstroke was developed in Unity.
Unfortunately on Heatstroke (and all of my projects) programming changes are outside my jurisdiction. Braden Banning is your man if you want to suggest and future changes to Heatstroke.
His personal website is linked on this page above and he can be reached at his email: Braden.Banning@gmail.com
I need more! Awesome concept
does it end?
WTF, cool game though