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In the world of Black Crown, reality is in flux, so you never quite know who or what to trust. The Verge
The Black Crown Project is a narrative horror game. You play as an employee of the Widsith Institute, digging through curiously malleable soil to uncover, document, and return artifacts archived from the Eremite's travels.
The game is played by selecting options on event cards. Results of your selection are delivered through thick and surreal prose. You'll simultaneously build and destroy your character through story events, you'll take risks to discover narrative on the fringes of the game, and it will finally culminate to an ending determined by your actions.
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Black Crown: Exhumed is a reconstruction of the original Black Crown Project, which went offline on October 31st, 2014. The original game was built in Failbetter Games's StoryNexus game engine, and has been imported into Tinydark's GAM3 engine.
The Black Crown Project was a multimodal narrative horror game and featured interactive elements (known as miasmae) in a pseudo-3D environment. It was written by Dr. Rob Sherman of Bonfire Dog. The text of the original has been preserved in its entirety for Phase 1.
Please note these are from the original game. Their design does not reflect the upcoming iteration.
What does Phase 1 mean? Is the game finished?
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