I really enjoyed this game! Perfect amounts of mystery, puzzles and horror! I do run into a bug but I was playing an older version of the game and the bug has been fixed now. I recommend people to play this fun little gem for themselves!
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I played your game and it was super exciting and interesting. I loved every second of it, some of the jumpscares, the dinamic with every character and the story. It caused me a lot of emotions while playing and I really appreciate that.
Also I really liked the characters, they were drawn so pretty. (Zakhari is so precious to me.<3)
And I wanted to ask you something out of curiosity, who is the person who draw the characters? when they speak to you they appear in the corner of the screen and It seemed to me a different art style, but I don't know.
Thank you for this game and I hope you reply. <3
Hi Demi! Thank you so much for your kind words ;\\\\; I'm so happy to hear that the game resonated emotionally with you! This is so important to me, so thank you so much for playing and dedicating time to my little game!
Of course! The portraits were drawn by an artist called Gholless\Cozarks, their contacts are in the credits file but I'll share them here too. I highly suggest browing their gallery, their work is stellar!
Hi, I just wanted to let you know that the personality database link redirects to the same tvtropes link: https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/VideoGame/DeepInside
great game enjoyed every part of it, need more games like this
Thank you for playing my game Cremebrule!
I'm happy to hear you liked it >\\\< I hope you'll like my next one too!
Great game! It was relatively short but engaging. The story is simple enough. I enjoyed the Tea Time events and various jumpscares. The final chase scenes are very The Witch's House-esque.
Possible bug notes:
- My game suddenly freezes at the Credits screen, so I am unable to see the Extra Content after any of the endings. (Playing on Windows).
- When you choose the 3rd option in the last ending branch, you're still able to "talk" to the character in the empty tile and rechoose another ending.
- When you break open a certain wall on the first floor, enter the room, leave the room, and try to re-enter, it will not let you (there are two tile spaces facing the wall, but after you break both of them and leave twice it's a softlock).
Hi Solbg! Thank you for playing my game and notifying me of the bugs, I could only trigger the last one but I'll fix all of them hopefully!
I'm glad youi liked it even if it's somewhat buggy though and having it compared to the Witch House is one of the greatest compliments I ever had ;\\\\;
El juego está épico, no sé si soy demasiado manco o algo pero (spoiler)
al final, cuando me quiero llegar al señor este que me olvidé el nombre, no puedo, no tengo ni idea de si está hecho a posta para que sea así, pero quiero tratar de llevármelo ayudaaaaaaaa.
¡Hola Martìn! Perdón por la demora ;w;
Estoy tratando de corregir todos los errores y... ¿por casualidad recuerdas qué artículos tenías en el inventario cuando llegaste al final? Creo que sé lo que bloqueó la elección de traer a Gareth; w;
Gracias de nuevo por jugar mi juego, ¡estoy tan contenta de que te haya gustado!
(Estoy usando un traductor, espero que se entienda el mensaje)
hi, i don't get the game in spanish to dowload but i see that there are people that have it in spañishdowloaded from here, what do i do??
pt: sorry from my inglish jeje
Hello! It's the fourth file to download in the list (Deep Inside Espanol) and on the bottom of the list there's also the walkthrough (Guia), to extract the file from the rar folder you need a program like Winrar (that is fortunately free)
Let me now if you could download them or if you need any help x3
I don't know how to extract the rar file can someone help me out please???
Hi LazyToom! I'm sorry, I logged in today ;w;
By the way to extract the Rar file you need a program like WinRar or 7-Zip. I use WinRar, it's free and safe. Let me know if you need anything else
I've downloaded the game but i can't open it, can someone help me, please? My daughter wants to play it, so we put it on my surface, idk what to do after we highlight all the folders. Tried "extract" but it just seems to condense them into another file... I'm just trying to get a game for my kid 😫
I wouldn't reccomend this kind of game to a kid unless you play next to them, since it's a (mild) horror game. By the way are you using Windows? Once you extract the rar file you should get a folder containing the ".exe", opening that one should work, let me know if it does :)
Hi! I downloaded the spanish ver but it's a rar, and when i open it contains weird symbols. Idk how to convert it to .zip, can anybody help me? (Idk if i need to have an rtp)
i realised how to do it sorryy /cry
Hello! I know that there is already a Spanish version but, I don't know where to download it, does anyone know?
It's not in the download links.
Hello, check again and if the link is there, the truth is that it seems strange to me because yesterday it wasn't there, maybe I didn't see well. (Sorry if my english is bad).
Hi Yurisaki! No problem, it happens! I think I should move up the file, since it's not very visible...
But thank you for your interest in my game! Let me know if you need any help x3
I had played your game and was very exciting. Short, but full of emotions and adrenaline. I loved the dialogues on the teatime and the little clues on them. Also, the facts about the characters on the bonus room were so interesting. (Zakhari best character <3) I'll try to play more of your games later!
I found a bug when playing and it was very funny. I tried to skip a scene going out through the front door (When Gareth calls all of servants at the dining room). I continued with the story and Gareth, Hilda and Sasha were standing there for the rest of the gameplay, even if they are dead and the house is burning- Maybe.... they have clones?!
P.D: Do you have instagram? I want to post a fanart of Aidan <3
Hi Galleta! Thank you for your kind words >\\\<
I read your comment on the rating, but itchio doesn't allow to reply to ratings, that's why I couldn't before.
I'm really happy to hear you liked the game and read through the bonus room >\\\< also I'll try to fix the bug asap, that's on me because I didn't think somebody would go back into the room before the cutscene (it's that that triggered it, probably)
And yes, I do have it! It's https://www.instagram.com/laplacebanya/ >\\\< I'd be honored to see the fanart, please, tag me!
Hello! I wanna play this game but i just wanna ask first, what do you mean by uncomfortable themes? :]
Hi Jazzy! I'm glad you're interested in my game!
There are mentions of arson, internalized homophobia (in one character) and depictions of murder and blood.
It's not very graphic, but I wouldn't reccomend playing to younger players. Also, being a LGBTQ+ creator myself I know very well that mentions of homophobia, though sadly frequent in the past (where the game is set), are triggering material to most of us ><
I made an account just to write a comment about how much fun I had playing, The atmosphere is very good, I really like the sprites and it even gives me that feeling of regret for the characters even though I don't know them very well, I was looking for something to pass the time not too long and this was perfect, I congratulate you for your great work keep going! PD: Do u have ig?
hello! an apology banya, I have a question to ask you, I haven't finished the game yet and I stayed in the part when one leaves Garrett in his room to rest and well... I'm using the guide and the guide doesn't say anything what to do next and won't let me go back to sleep. i have zakhari as a partner. What I do i do and what does it mean to have him on my team?
By the way, I love your game!
Pdt: I'm using the translator, lol
Hi Midnighting! I apologize for the late reply ;w;
So... at which point of the game are you on?
If it's the first day you need to talk to Sasha and Hilda, then go to bed.
If it's after the scene of the shadow and the paintings try this:
Go to the Third Floor (upstairs), get to the room on the left.
Check the barrels for a Tiny Key and the shelves for the Ground Floor Map. Check the map then, in the room on the right, check the chest for a Hammer. Then you'd be on your way to the endings!
I hope it helps! Let me know if you need anything :)
PS: Zakhari is in the party because you have an invitation for teatime, you just need to invite him using the ticket from the inventory :)
hello and no.
excuse me if I don't specify ^^', I mean in the part where one is where the garret study room when he raved about the guy who burned the third floor and one left him rested and didn't know what to do next
ps: thanks for the Zakhari theme
Sorry for the late reply!
Then it should be what I proposed above, I think I got where you are. Try this and let me know x3
Go to the Third Floor (upstairs), get to the room on the left.
Check the barrels for a Tiny Key and the shelves for the Ground Floor Map. Check the map then, in the room on the right, check the chest for a Hammer. Then you'd be on your way to the endings!
Hello ;-; I Donwload the game but a I can't put the Screen in Full screen, I press enter + alt or alt + F11 and it doesn't works :'c Oh, and when pass some time playing the game freeze the screen, what can I Do?
Hi Zen! Unfortunately it's not possible to fullscreen the game unless it's coded in ;w; but I'm learning how to do it, so I can implement it in the next update hopefully! (I apologize the feature isn't there yet, I never thought of somebody wanting to use it ;w;)
As for the screen, does it freeze after an event in particular? I mean, in the same point of the game or in random points? (The latter might be a CPU usage issue)
Thank you for your patience!
hey !! i really loved the game as it bought me so much emotion at the same time : sadness, anger( especially for 2 characters) , happiness ( after a certain ending were we ( insert major spoiler) to revenge ). the story was also super interesting, the puzzle just hard enough and the teatime mechanics was so much fun i loved doing all of them ( i hope i didn't miss any) but i am now doing the "real" ending and i'm stick at the part where i have to open the chest and take the yellow note, i take the not but while im reading the texte zahkari is coming to kill me :( what am i supposed to do ?? ( also sorry for the mistake im not native english speaker :o )
Hi Sabririna! I'm happy to hear you liked the game, it means a lot to me >\\\<
Another played reported the same issue, it's a bug unfortunately! I'm with the game open trying to solve it but I'm not able to replicate it, may I ask what you did right before reading the text? Did you speak to Gareth on floor 3? Thank you for your patience ;w;
thanks for you reply !
and i tried once without talking to him and the other time i talked to gareth but that would lead me to the other two ending i already did :( so idk what to do anymore. i hope we'll find a solution tho :o
Hi again Sabrina! I'm sorry for the late reply ;w;
I was unable again to trigger the error, but I scavenged the internet for gameplays and I saw it popping in a specific sequence of gameplay... I'm working on that, I hope I'll be able to fix it! Thank you again for your patience ;w;
I ran into the same bug. It would happen if I went into Gareth's room after the flashback cut scene with Zakhar and Gareth, and the conversion with Zakhar. Zakhar would come after me to kill me, like he does in the "bring him" path, but regardless of what I'd done beforehand in between the cut scenes and Gareth's room. The only way I got around it was going into his room before seeing the secret room with Zakhar.
I'm sorry you ran into the same bug ;__; but I wanted to thank you for the insight, I've been struggling for days trying to replicate the bug (I'm literally watching every gameplay I can) but with your comment I have an idea. I hope I'll be able to patch it soon!
This was a really fun play! I really love the characters and their designs! The tea time mechanic is also really unique and a fun addition to get to know the characters. It did take me a few tries to actually get to the True Ending because for some reason I kept getting caught by Zakhari while trying to unlock the chest in Gareth's room on the 1st floor and getting a Game Over but I eventually made it after re-doing the entire thing which I honestly didn't mind too much. It was a very fun play and I really liked the endings and the special after-credit room when you eventually get all 15 coins! I still have yet to get through all the tea times, I believe so I'll continue to do that~ It was a brilliant game and I await to see more games from you in the future hopefully!
Thank you for your kind words, Haruhi! I'm really hapopy to hear you liked the game >\\\<
But it seems you ran into a bug, Zakhari wasn't supposed to chase you when you opened the chest...! I'm trying to fix it but I'm not able to replicate it, did you talk to Gareth on the 3rd floor before opening the chest by any chance?
Thank you for your patience ;w;
PS: I'm close to release a new game, I hope you will like that one aswell!
I was able to get every ending and the secret after-credit scene as well! I really loved that I could hear your experience while making it and the inspirations that lead you to make this game. It's also really cool that the mansion was based on something from real life! I'm looking forward to playing your new game! I'll definitely be waiting for it!
I apologize for the late reply!
But I'm really happy to hear you liked the game ;\\\\; (regardless of the bug)
The real mansion was really beautiful, I wish I could share the old pics!
Ah, the reply wasn't really late haha- It's fine! I kinda of wished I could have seen the real mansion (as a fan of vintage / old European stuff). I also really wish I could see the pictures- haha-
I really liked this game! The tea time meetings as a way to get to know the characters is such an innovative mechanic, I loved it sm!I also appreciate that you included a walkthrough in the files. Very enjoyable <3
Hi Selkuz, thank you so much for your kind words!
I'm really happy to hear you liked the game and the tearooms >\\\<
Have nice holidays and a happy new year!
Hi! This is a good game, I like it. Can I translate it into Chinese?
Hi Surgeries! Thank you! I would be honored if you do >\\\< let me know if you need something (like the files etc)
My email is (edited) we can talk here for the details!
Sino fuese por esos muñecos cabezones lo jugaría.
¡No te preocupes! Hice las muñecas, todavía no puedo hacerlo mejor ;w;" (Espero que no haya errores, estoy usando un traductor)
I put this game on my video about 10 Best RPG Maker Games on JoiPlay Emulator If you don't know what JoiPlay is, JoiPlay is a Emulator to play RPG Maker games on Android.
Oh my, thank you so much! It's a great Xmas present seeing my games featured among such amazing titles!
Also, it's the first time someone features Deep Inside in a top ten ;\\\\;
I downloaded this for mac and saved it to Finder and used The Unarchiver to open it. It then made it into a folder with the files: credits.html, Credits.txt, Game, NEW Walkthrough.txt, and titlecard.png. However, when I tried to open the "Game" file (that was an application), a message popped up saying "The application "Game" can't be opened." Do you know why this happens? I checked my system and privacy in settings and there wasn't a message saying that it was an unidentified developer, so it wasn't because of that.
Hi Animenymous! I'm sorry about this problem ;w;
It triggers on some Mac Yosemites, I don't know why. Usually it's fixed in one of these ways, it hope it helps ;w; let me know!
1. Download the Windows deploy of the project.
2. Download & install Wine + WineBottler \ Or download nw.js and run that instead
3. Run Game.exe and library files through WineBottler, produce Game.app
Run these commands on OS to restore the permissions:
chmod +x Game.app/Contents/MacOS/nwjs chmod +x Game.app/Contents/Frameworks/nwjs\ Helper.app/Contents/MacOS/nwjs\ Helper chmod +x Game.app/Contents/Frameworks/nwjs\ Helper\ EH.app/Contents/MacOS/nwjs\ Helper\ EH chmod +x Game.app/Contents/Frameworks/nwjs\ Helper\ NP.app/Contents/MacOS/nwjs\ Helper\ NP
I rlly liked this game! I went out of my way to get all of the tea time scenes and they make the characters a lot more interesting! I did have to play the game twice cuz my game got bugged and it wouldn't let me get one of the endings but I enjoyed it both times lmao
Hi Leiland! I'm glad to hear you liked my game this much, thank you for going through the teatimes too ;w; it's not something everybody would do, and I appreciate it a lot ;\\\;
About the bugs though I'm sorry they occurred ;w; may I ask what part did you get the bug? So I can fix it for the next build
The only bug I had gotten was when Zhakari is chasing you and you have to get to the balcony. Weirdly I could get the ending where it’s Gareth chasing you instead, but when it’s Zhakari chasing I could get to the balcony but no cutscene would start. Hope this helps ^.^
I managed to trigger the bug and oh my, that's so embarassing D: thank you for pointing it out ;\\\\; I'll fix it immediatly!
I fixed it! I apologize for the bug... now it should be working, I tested it again! Thank you for pointing it out the bug, if you didn't I'd probably wouldn't notice it until months ;__;
So far, I love the game a lot. Due to needing to do other things it's says I've been playing for 8 hours, even though I've only spent maybe 40 minutes in the actual game. I keep getting stuck on some parts, but that could just be my lack of rpg game experience. Other than that, love the characters, love the art, the game is amazing!
Hi Kou! I'm glad you like the game so far ;\\\\; and of course I can help you when\if you're stuck, just tell me where you are \ which items you have! About the runtime it's quite odd... I never triggered that, but I'll research so I can fix it ;w;"
(The game is definetly not 8 hrs of runtime... I wish it was xD)
Hello! I've been stuck on the same part for a bit, so i thought I'd respond about it. I currently have winding key, note 1-2, along with the warehouse key, the library key, and a silver key. I'm not sure what to do, I'm currently looking for a light to get up to the fourth floor, as I've already been to the third.
Oh cool! First get the axe from the wall on 2nd floor and go in the garden to cut the tree trunk, obtain the planks and put them to cross the floor on floor 2nd. In that room you'll get a rope. So, if you got the third note too, go back to the warehouse. There will be a hidden trapdoor (it depends on the winds puzzle, but you can stumble against it by walking tbh) and you can descend to the cellar to retrieve the lamp :)
Let me know how it goes!
I only recently was able to play again, and for some reason I can't get the axe, it just keeps describing it. Even after looking at the holes in the floor and the tree trunk.
just had the absolute time of my life playing this game uncovering stuff was so fun and im so glad there was an available walkthrough to use because im slow and dont get things so it helped a ton also while trying to uncover the face of gars lover the little box at the front of the room wouldnt open i couldnt interact with it so I couldnt complete the game but it was super fun I loved sasha and the dead guy and the sister they were all super cool too bad they /spoilers btw/ all died
Hi Bestestcam! I apologize for the late reply ;w;
First of all, thank you so much for your kind words! I'm glad you liked the game so much!
As for the little box I think I know why it didn't open, if you want I can tell you how (meanwhile I'll fix that for next update, definetly ;w;)
HI LOL omg I wish I saw this sooner but tysm for replying thats cool and yeah Id like to know how come! the game was super fun I loved it the art was adorable as well
PS: thank you again for your feedback! Thanks to it, I went back and fixed the little box error >w<
I'm so upset I close out of the game and tried to go back in and I cant, it said an error I even tried to reinstall it and I cant
Hi Boopb! I'm sorry this happened to you ;w; it's the first time for me before.
May I ask if an error message popped up? Which version (PC, Mac, Linux) are you playing?
So I can try and fix this ;w; thank you for your patience
Such a good game! Totally one of my favorite games now (ꈍᴗꈍ)
Thank you for making this game!!
And thank you for playing it >\\\< it makes me really happy to hear you liked it so much, Ash!
This game was just wow, the story line, the plot twists, the characters they were all amazing and I even cried when I saw Zakhari SPOILER dead I just couldn't believe it like wow what a twist. I enjoyed this game a lot i'm looking forward to see you making more games if you still make them :]
Thank you for your kind words, Andrew >\\\< I'm happy to hear you liked my game! (And the plot twist too)
I'm still making games, I'm currently developing another RPG horror :) though I don't know how to make blog posts here, so I'm updating news on twitter @BanyaLaplace
It's been a long time since I've played a well-built and fun game like this. You can see the investment and thinking that went into the game developing. I only wish it was longer): ♥
how to play on linux which file should i execute ?
I'm sorry for the late reply! TwT
It should be the file named "Game", but some users reported that it doesn't show up sometimes... aside from downloading it again, the other solution is running the PC version on Linux Wine.
I'm sorry I couldn't be of more help TwT I'm still trying to fix this
hello, when will the spanish?
Hello senpai! A Spanish translation is currently in progress by Bandoringsub, if it's ok I can write to you when it's finished :)
Yes! I would love to, I will be waiting for your message. :)
Hello Senpai! The Spanish version is finally available :)
This was a really good game. Now there were a few small issues with the game crashing a few times and when running to the balcony at the end the game starts lagging really bad but overall I really enjoyed it. I ended up collecting all 15 coins and seeing the bonus room too which was fun.
Hi Luke! Thank you for playing Deep Inside, I'm glad you enjoyed it >\\\<
Not many make it into the bonus room, thank you for taking your time for that too!
Lately I've been reported crashing issues, it happened only with this late update I think, may I ask if an error message\code showed up when crashing? So I can try and fix this ;w;
From my experience no error message showed for me. what would happen would be that I would be playing the game and then all of a sudden the game would freeze. My first experience with this was when I was listening to the phonograph, I could still hear the games sounds but the text froze and wouldn't continue, this also happened to me after I exited the room where Zakhari was and when it was time for the cutscene the whole screen went black. I could still hear the sounds of when I try to access the menu but the game wouldn't actually respond and none of the buttons would work. If I quit off the game and then load back to my save the game usually worked the second time though. Actually on one instance I believe I had a error message saying unknown error but the other times the game kind of just froze. Sorry I couldn't help with the crashing issue more.
The game is really good so far but it won't let me save and when I click certain things it crashes and says there was an unknown error
I just can't find the words to describe the rollercoaster of emotions that I felt during the whole time I was playing! I don't know where to start with, the characters were easily distinguished since they each had a different personality and designs that were really memorable and made have a big liking to all of them ;; The story was SOOO GOOD at first the whole thing gives you an impression of what happened in the fire. But when you discover the truth it feels really satisfactory somehow, everything made sense once you made your progress to get it. I just loved this overall and it got a really big place in my Favorite RPGS of all time.
I got the opportunity to be able to get the 3 endings without having to look at all the progress I made so it was nice to know that those 4 hours of gameplay were worth it, however, I want to ask where the last silver coin was. I got the three endings but I only found 14 silver coins and I really wanted to unlock the bonus room since i scrolled trough the comments and I got hyped when i saw that there were details about the game and some words from the people who made it possible! It's ok if you don't answer tbh, I just want you guys to know that you made an awesome job making this game, I look very forward to your future projects<33
Also! If it's not too much of a bother, I would like to know about the characters! the tea times that I had with everyone each day were really fun and it felt like they were getting more 'deepness' and not just being characters to talk to, I already read the thread where you and another user talked about Aiden, it was really interesting and i loved to see the protag getting the fun facts that he deserved. In my case i got really interested in Sasha and Hilda, they got bits of their backstories mentioned but since they were just interactions we never really got to see the whole process, they just really didn't deserve what happened to the both of them, at all. I got a bit schocked when i was their deaths but just really sad to the fact that they had to commit suicide at the end :'((
Sasha being the protective older brother and Hilda being the bubbly younger sister, a really wholesome combination that we didn't get to experience very well. The way that Sasha went through a lot of stuff due to being the older brother and putting up with everything Hilda did, but not blaming her for it because she was still his sister and pulled trough it together was just <//////33 I just wished that they got better luck and maybe had a good life together, love them both so much aaa;;;;;;;;
Hello Fetus! Thank you for your kind comment ;\\\\; it made my day!
I never thought my game would be one of the favorite games of someone, I'm so happy rn ;\\\\;
Since I'm thinking of expanding the tearooms and some scenes in the game (the input started from that Aidan question) what would you like (in specific) to know about the characters? And yes, Hilda and Sasha were unlucky in the ending, I'm thinking of a way to save them without altering the true ending too! If they managed to escape I think Hilda would spoil Aidan rotten and Sasha would be more grumpy than ever about this eheh! Thank you so much for playing my game, again ;\\\\;
As for the silver coins this is the list of all the locations:
#01 GF, Ground Floor: cabinet next to the stairs
#02 GF, Kitchen: right side of the pile of sacks
#03 GF, Your Room: check the plant
#04 1F, Library: under the table in the upper left corner
#05 1F, Gareth's Room: in the dresser on the right
#06 1F, Bathroom: check the plants
#07 1F, Mirror Room: check the skull on the table
#08 2F, Piano Room: crack in the wall
#09 2F, Gramophone Room: in the drawers, next to the bookcase
#10 2F, Old Bedroom: the left cabinet
#11 2F, Gareth's Atelier: check the mirror
#12 3F, Painting Room: check the crack on the wall
#13 3F, Upper Room: in the bookcase
#14 3F, Storeroom: rip the fluff out of the Teddy Bear
#15 Outside, Shack: check the furnace
I'm having a lot of trouble opening the file. It comes up as a RAR file on my pc and I'm not sure how to open it because it always opens with Internet Explorer or some random mp3 player or writing applcation and I'm just having a lot of trouble. If someone could walk me through or explain how they got it open please let me know! Thank you.
I'm having the same problem. :( Is it a problem with Windows?
Hello Stool! The rar format is a compressed folder, to open it you need a programme like 7zip or Winrar :) I suggest Winrar, it's free and it's useful for many other things too. Let me know if it works
@phantomstarlight same, I hope this helps! Let me know if it works
I just finished playing literally less than thirty minutes ago and had to make an account just to comment here. This game bumped itself onto my top five most beloved games. Wow. I loved it. All of it. The setting is so good and interesting, absolutely adore how the ambiance is set and the art itself as well as the pained artist themes... and first and foremost, the puzzle trail aspect!! Thoroughly enjoyed every bit of the entire experience. Thank you so much for this game. Two things I want to point out that I loved the most which may be a bit niche among all I mentioned are the detail of the hand being too stiff in the you-know-what-scene (I don't want to cause an accidental spoiler), I think this is the first game I play that took into account the. well. state of a corpse and even put sound effect which was Very Pleasing; and then the comment on poison in the exposition room, and also the tea time events! And of course the comments on the reasoning behind their names... Can't put to words the excitement I got when Zakhari introduced himself. Oh and the little bits of literature at the library... which made me wonder if they were hinting at something from so early on... The story itself is fascinating also I will be thinking about this game non stop for longer than a week. Just, wow. That was amazing. I can't say I encountered any bugs to mention them here so! that is all!! Again thank you for the time spent in this piece, I find it astonishing on all levels of the experience. Apologies for the long-and-maybe-nonsense comment, the ranting had to go somewhere </3 (In the haste I forgot to mention about the endings. I loved the option for variety in Aidan's reactions and reasoning as well as the CGs involved in each one... I'm not a chase scene fan but I did spend a good time of the gameplay on my toes wondering when it would come, considering the holes and cracks on the floor... very cool I really liked that part as well!)
Hi Undaeumbra! I apologize for the late reply, but I could get back to my PC only today and I wanted to be able to write a long reply ;w;
I'm a shy person and I still don't think I've put into words my thoughts the way I wanted, but I'm honored of your comment ;\\\;
I read your comment when I was with guests and you have no idea of how much it made me happy. They noticed I was blushing for apparently no reason after looking at the phone (I was on itchio) lol! Thank you for playing my game and also registering on itchio to let me know your thoughts! I see rarely players spending time in the library on the tearoom, from your comment I see you took in account everything and caught also my hints... from the cracks in the floor to the suspicious naming of the characters, I feel understood and at the same time honored you were so attentive to the details ;\\\;
(It's exactly how I wanted the game to be played, I mean, the little hints leading to the plot twists! The library was intentional because:
Bluebeard > corpse of lover hidden in the house
Othello > irrational murder of lover for jealousy
Ignem Magnum Imperium > Nero starting a fire and blaming the victim
The fall of the house of Usher > house collapsing after the reveal of a forbidden love
The biblical quotation > judgement day)
And I'm glad you liked Zakhari too! About the hand, I was going to draw a CG of that but I thought I'd gross out the player too much *cough*
Thank you again for the time you dedicated to Deep Inside and for your comment, I'm really glad to have had you play my little game ;\\\;
Oh no, it seems I was just as late to read your reply... My apologies...
First of all, I'm very glad to hear my rant-comment was well received!
I hope it's not inconvenient of me to reply again but--my god, we could have had a CG for that scene. Now I'm going to have to sit down and process the countless possibilities for that, I would love to know if you had any in mind for it? I'm sincerely still reveling in the CG for Zakhari during those last moments of the story... Not only did it take me off guard initially but it also leaves such a pleasant impact and fits perfectly... Remembering it now makes me want to play it again...!!! I cannot stress enough how much I love the entirety of this game.
And! Yes! Every detail was incredible I can barely keep myself from replaying it so I can go again through the trail... If it were not because I'm busy I definitely would but I suppose the memories will do for now. Something that came to mind about them while thinking further on it is how the puzzles were mostly concerned with things that one could not only indeed find at an old elegant manor but also how it aids to the immersion in the way they all interact with the rest of the aspects... I apologize that the explanation sounds a bit odd... The entire place is really just one house and an adjacent small building to explore but it captures that essence of never ending rooms and space so well that one can almost hear the low echo when walking through...
I'm also glad to hear I caught most of if not all the clues!!! I adore puzzles and also eerie manors and also eerie manors with puzzles and especially when there are literary references involved. Initially I didn't intend to scourge through everything on the very first playthrough but when I found a coin randomly, I had to. And actually the library was one of my favorite places... I'm quite certain I interacted with the books there multiple times while exploring as well... It gave some food for thought about the plot as it advanced and Gareth's character as well... He seemed very interesting from the first apparition and, I realize that against your intention, I decided to give him more thought since Zakhari's comment... It was truly curiosity inducing, so Gareth was also the first character I invited to the tearoom, and laughed for a good minute at his reaction LOL I really enjoyed the tearoom feature, it's the first time I've seen it implemented and I'm fascinated especially that there are even variations depending on...ahem...inventory. (Also, this isn't exactly relevant, but one thing that truly did add suspense and caught me off guard was that the toys--and especially the teddy bear--in that one room did not attack Aidan. Or maybe they do but the way I played didn't cause them to...? The teddy bear at the Witch's House game left some memories there lolol. The whole time I was expecting it to start chasing but I wanted to approach either way in case there were a coin...) I'm honestly baffled that the only thing I missed (until the exposition room) was the cookies in the inventory (are they interactable? I'm not even sure) because at the moment I was focused on looking for Zakhari and forgot I even had them... Oh, and that is another thing I realized afterwards, how he isn't around as much while the others are with the exception of the tea party... very subtle, I loved that.
And, lastly, thank you so much again for creating it and sharing it as well! I cannot imagine my brain-space without the memories of this game and I am eternally glad for it. I also meant to check out the piece of media referenced in the exposition room since I was very curious but I forgot the name and have yet to do so...!! so I need to re-open the game and definitely not fall into playing through again. (he said, most certainly intending to play again as soon as possible.)
My apologies once more for the long comment, I seem to be unable of putting halt to all the thoughts this fascinating game caused...
(On a very small last note, I cannot properly express into words how much I love the idea that there could have been a CG for that scene. Ah but I don't mean to say that it's disappointing that there isn't, nothing like that, I'm just eternally glad to know of the idea because personally and, pardon the oxymoron, in my most subjective and biased opinion, I adore that kind of thing and even more to see others having those ideas as well! I'm not sure if I've seen any posts on plans for or other content itself by you since I uh, might have forgotten to check last time I opened the page, but will also be looking forward to that!!!)
I'm stuck after playing for 50 mins. I already used the gramophone but I couldn't do anything beyond that. Help, please. It's a nice game, with some grammar errors at the beginning (I wish can do something about that).
Edit: Nevermind, I figured out I needed a rope. Plus, I think I broke the game because there's a 3rd choice at the end (I played the game again, at first there are just 2 choices). I forgot to take a screenshot sorry.
Hi Burntsteak, thank you for playing Deep Inside!
I'm glad you could finish the game without aid in the end, as for the endings it shouldn't be a bug: only one ending is supposed to be achieved by only playing the game, the other two won't show up unless you find certain objects or complete a certain interaction :)
As for the grammar errors... English is not my mothertongue, so I'd really appreciate help ;\\\\;
If you could point me the wrong sentences I can correct them! (Except Zakhari, his odd wording is intentional)
Oh, so it works like that? Well, I'm very sure the 3rd ending triggered because I collected 15... ahh I don't wanna spoil it but at first, I didn't manage to get 15, so maybe that's why I didn't get 3rd ending.
And when I clicked the 3rd ending, the game crashes.
Here are some errors I found: Extimated->Estimated, desrepair->disrepair, and I don't understand this sentence, "...explain to you your mansions." Maybe you meant, "...tell you more about the mansion." or "...show to you your room." or something like that. Chimney->Fireplace, "...to no avail."->"...but to no avail"
Thank you for pointing out the typos! It's a lot helpful to me >\\\< (mansion is a false friend in my mothertongue, I wanted to mean duty oh no x°°)
But about the crash, it happened immediatly when you clicked the option or after the game forces you to save? I'm looking at the event to fix this ;w;
Yes, and sorry for not replying. I don't check my emails that often. But yes, it happens immediately (crashed)after I clicked the 3rd option.
Sorry for the late reply ;w; the message got somewhat buried in the notifications.
Btw I tried it and I can't trigger the error, I think I missed something. Does a code\text of error appear? Which items do you have in the inventory? (So I can collect them and try the same route as yours to trigger the error) Again, thank you for your patience ;w;
This game was such an enjoyable expirience! I want to know a bit more about Aiden though, about his past specifically. Even if it's the boring one I waaaaaaant to hear it!
I loved the graphics, it looks really beautiful! The process of the game was really comfortable and I liked playing it. Want to note that contrary to your intention Zachari was the only character whom I trusted from the begining till the end. And Gareth was the character I never trusted, not in the slightest. He has this suspicious atmosphere around him X)
Thank you for creating this game! I was really glad that I played it
By the way you wrote the comment on Zakhari I sense you read my lines in the bonus room ;\\\\; thank you for playing Deep Inside and for taking your time to write this comment! Not many make it to the bonus room, even less don't flee after my exposition dump in the room lol!
As for the info on Aidan I think, from your comment, I should add more in the next update so since we're on the subject I wanted to ask you an advice: what would you like to know or see about him?
(And... is Gareth way too suspicious? xD)
The art was a combined effort of Gholless (the chara portraits), Aki Kurosai (painting and title screen) and me (all the jumpscares lol and the overworld sprites on a base from Kicked-in-teeth), the game wouldn't look so good without them! If you're curious I also listed in the credits their social media pages, as well as the artist of the tilesets :)
Thank you again for your kind words, Ali!
Ehehe, yep I read them all~ Bonus rooms is my favourite part of every game! I really love getting to them and learning about author's thought process during development and all other things author is willing to share. I read even the book with name meanings, though it wasn't as interesting as your lines X) Also really loved that you put all this artworks in the bonus room. Thanks to that I found so many great artists~
Oh, hmmmm, let me think for a bit. I think I am interested in his family a bit. Does he have one? Does he have any siblings? Were there some fun moments that he shared with his family and loves to remember? Something like "one day my little brother poured a cup of salt into my mother's coffee and blamed that on me" but a bit more interesting. Also I wonder where he worked before he came to the mansion? Did he love his work? Maybe there were awkward, fun or unpleasant things about his previous places of work that he remembers and willing to talk about? And I am interested in his hobbies too. Does he have any? I remember he likes paintings and likes them VERY much. I wonder does he visit exhibitions often? Or collect different paintings (or their copies) and hangs them in his room? Maybe he tried to paint something himself? Did it turn out well or did he get disappointed in his drawing skills and decided not to draw ever again?
That's the things I am mostly interested in about Aiden. Of course it's up to you to use them in update or no~
Yeah, he is VERY suspicious X) For me it was a goot thing though, because after teatimes with him I got conflicted. He was sort of charming but at the same time suspicious so I was torn between "well he is sort of attractive so maybe I shouldn't be so crucial to him" and "he seems like maniac sometimes".
Oh! Then I think I need to see the credits again and visit their pages! You're welcome~ Thank you for this wonderful game ~
Thank you for your kind words, Ali ;\\\\;
I'm glad my blabbering in the bonus room was entertaining! I would have said more about the house, but it would reveal the location and that's private property now... and also I have more artworks, but not all the artists gave me explicit permission to show them in the game ;w;
(I can send the deviantart gallery link though, ssshh)
Your points are valid! I'm thinking about a way to incorporate them in the game!
Since Aidan can't have a teatime with himself (lol) I should bring them up in another way.
For the moment I can say he lived with an aunt (the Mrs Courtenay Gareth was referring to in the first scene), the fact he got sent with a reccomendation letter to work as a servant in the house was something common in the years the story is set in. At one point in developing I wanted Aidan to choose one of the paintings with Gareth and having that hung on the wall of his room, I should make this real now I think xD
As for the art, I didn't think about him trying to paint but it would be cool! He's kinda well versed in literature though, he recognizes most of the books in Gareth's library :)
"well he is sort of attractive so maybe I shouldn't be so crucial to him" <--- this makes me really happy, it's exactly what I wanted to convey about him!
Thank you again for your comment ;\\\\;
I had the same experience, to be honest. Zakhar was my favorite since the beginning, while I never trusted Gareth.