Hello, guys!
Today we would like to talk about the atmosphere in SCUM!

We haven’t decided how to go about this yet. Still, if you recall,
we have mentioned that we prefer the tense/horror/you-never-know-what-might-jump-you vibe.
As there are a lot of factors that have to be taken into account when creating the atmosphere in a game, we would like to know your opinion, and what you find to be the most important, or what you think should not be disregarded.

Since SCUM will have a changing day-and-night cycle that will have a somewhat
significant impact on the gameplay (more about that in the next blog post), we have
discussed a few options for the night part of the cycle: either some suspenseful
music in the background, or (the more likely option) absolute silence with
the usual sounds of night animals and bugs lurking in the dark.
Also, should you find yourself anywhere near the puppets, you would get a hint
of their proximity, namely, hear their screams.

All in all, there are a lot of options for SCUM, and as we honestly want to provide
the best gameplay and atmosphere possible, your opinion means a lot to us!
So, spam the comment section with whatever comes to your mind!

(Or our social networks you can find the links on the right)

5 thoughts on “Game atmosphere

  1. I agree with OGdayz but I would like some music so the game wasn’t boring when traveling long distances. Y’know how some games don’t have music but when your alone and running/walking some (calm) music comes on and keeps you going.

    And if you really can’t decide you can put music in the game and give players an option in the menu to turn it off. If you get more of a following on Twitter, put up a poll of music or no music.
    (I’d prefer the occasional music) GJ devs


  2. Absolutely NO MUSIC. Or atleast have the option to completely turn it off. Any game that I play that is as immersive as this one gets music turned off. I want to hear the sounds of the environment, threats in the distance, footsteps letting me know someone is coming…And you can’t hear those things when you got really intense music to help the mood of the atmosphere. I have surround sound and it’s pretty much useless, atleast for me, when I have the music on


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