Dario Argento's Dreadful Bond

 

 

 

A first-person psychological horror adventure game

 

Clod Studio

 

 

 

 

“The demo showcases Dreadful Bond’s impressive grayscale visuals, . . . detailed in-game objects . . . [and] rich atmospherics that recall the giallo style of Italian horror films from the 1960s and ‘70s.
– Adam Weddle (Paste Magazine)

Dario Argento's Dreadful Bond

 

 

Dario Argento’s Dreadful Bond: Playable Tech Demo Available!

There are less than 7 days left on the Dario Argento’s Dreadful Bond Kickstarter campaign.

As an incentive to get the project through the finish line, Italian developer Clod Studio is releasing a very early, playable tech demo showcasing the game’s stunning black-and-white visuals, ultra detailed in-game objects, and thick giallo atmosphere 🙂

Download the build here:
http://bit.ly/2Ug3eQ4

About the Game
If the project is funded, Dario Argento’s Dreadful Bond will be the first game created under the creative direction of famed Italian horror director Dario Argento (Suspiria, Deep Red, Phenomena/Creepers, Opera, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage). It will be developed by Clod Studio using Unreal Engine 4.

Dario Argento’s Dreadful Bond is a first-person psychological horror adventure game where the first victim is your sanity. It all starts (and ends) at the abandoned Wharton Manor – a place that holds the key to both ancient secrets and the memory of recent horrors …

To date, Dreadful Bond has raised more than 33% of its funding goal of $67,817 USD on Kickstarter. The campaign is set to end next Thursday, April 25 (3:00 a.m. Pacific / 6:00 a.m. Eastern).

Key Features

  • First game to feature the original Master of Horror, Dario Argento, as Creative Supervisor.
  • Stunning Unreal 4 visuals achieved through advanced photogrammetry techniques.
  • Exploration guided by sound and sight alone, where the player sees only through the eyes of the character – without a user interface or hint system.
  • Key episodes from the past are reenacted by disturbing shadows on the walls – reflecting the very same shadows that were cast when the original events took place.
  • First-person exploration with absolute freedom to investigate every nook and cranny of Wharton Manor.
  • Inspired by classic black-and-white giallo horror movies of the ‘60s and ‘70s.


Availability
Clod Studio is seeking $67,817 USD in completion funds on Kickstarter for Dario Argento’s Dreadful Bond. If the crowdfunding campaign is successful, the game is expected to launch in December 2020.

Tech Demo (Download Link):
http://bit.ly/2Ug3eQ4

Kickstarter (URL):
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dreadfulbond/dario-argentos-dreadful-bond

Assets

“For Bridget”
(Companion Short Film)

YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKJrsU3wp5o

Download
https://www.dropbox.com/s/1l2dhvd21wel0l2/short_film_Dreadful_Bond_Kickstarter.mp4?dl=0

Soundtrack Samples

SoundCloud
https://soundcloud.com/danca/sets/dreadful-bond-soundtrack-teaser

Download
https://www.dropbox.com/s/pjyphtkyecar8kc/Soundtrack_Sample_Dreadful_Bond.zip?dl=0

Kickstarter Video

YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQ3eaM-Ss4Q

Download
https://www.dropbox.com/s/yljrmwgdjxao7tm/Kickstarter_video_Dreadful_Bond.mp4?dl=0

Screenshots & Logos

IMGUR
https://imgur.com/a/OMtaLnc

Download
https://www.dropbox.com/s/jwnk0kkbwfd4cgb/screenshots_Dreadful_Bond.zip?dl=0

Gameplay GIFs

IMGUR
https://imgur.com/a/zrTAi87

Download
https://www.dropbox.com/s/f5gr8vjazviui1l/GIFs_Dreadful_Bond.zip?dl=0

About the Developer
Clod Studio is a small, independent development house based in Milan and founded in 2016 by real-time 3D professional and hardcore gamer Giorgio Macellari – together with Davide Chiesa (script doctor and worldbuilder) and Mattia Giovanni Bassani (interaction designer and dialogue writer). Fifteen professional artists, directors, programmers, and writers are now part of Clod Studio with the mission to unite the worlds of games and cinema – creating games that are fun and compelling. To learn more about Clod Studio and Dario Argento’s Dreadful Bond, please visit http://www.clodstudio.eu.

Dario Argento’s Dreadful Bond – a Psychological Horror Game Now on Kickstarter – Premieres “For Bridget” Short Film on YouTube

Dario Argento’s Dreadful Bond, the first game created under the creative direction of famed Italian horror director Dario Argento (Suspiria, Deep Red, Phenomena/Creepers, Opera, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage) today premiered “For Bridget” a six-minute short film based on the game that sheds light (and shadow) on the gruesome past of Wharton Manor.

“For Bridget” (short film):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKJrsU3wp5o

Dario Argento’s Dreadful Bond (gameplay GIFs):
https://imgur.com/a/zrTAi87

A New Horror Experience from the Master of Horror Himself
Dreadful Bond is a project that’s very close to my themes, to my films, to my dreams.” – Dario Argento

Developed on Unreal 4 by Clod Studio, Dario Argento’s Dreadful Bond is a first-person psychological horror adventure game where the first victim is your sanity. It all starts (and ends) at the abandoned Wharton Manor, a place that holds the key to both ancient secrets and the memory of recent horrors …

Wharton Manor is a sprawling, prison-like mansion filled with strange voices, dreamscapes, memories, and shadows – all elements essential to solving the mystery of the Empuros’ connection to the atrocious acts committed in this unholy place. Anguish and horror follow the player along an elaborate personal hell – told in a chilling mix of alchemy, mysticism, love, and death.

Composed by Daniele Carmosino, Dreadful Bond’s eerie, suspenseful soundtrack guides the player through a fully immersive experience.

OST Samples:
https://soundcloud.com/danca/sets/dreadful-bond-soundtrack-teaser

To date, Dreadful Bond has raised more than 20% ($15,000 USD) of its funding goal on Kickstarter. The campaign is set to end on April 25 at 3 a.m. Pacific Time.

Key Features

  • First game to feature the original Master of Horror, Dario Argento, as Creative Supervisor.
  • Stunning Unreal 4 visuals achieved through advanced photogrammetry techniques.
  • Exploration guided by sound and sight alone, where the player sees only through the eyes of the character – without a user interface or hint system.
  • Key episodes from the past are reenacted by disturbing shadows on the walls – reflecting the very same shadows that were cast when the original events took place.
  • First-person exploration with absolute freedom to investigate every nook and cranny of Wharton Manor.
  • Inspired by classic black-and-white giallo horror movies of the ‘60s and ‘70s.


Availability
Clod Studio is seeking  $67,454 USD in completion funds on Kickstarter for Dario Argento’s Dreadful Bond. If the crowdfunding campaign is successful, the game is expected to launch in December 2020.

Kickstarter URL:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dreadfulbond/dario-argentos-dreadful-bond

Assets
“For Bridget” (short film)

YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKJrsU3wp5o

Download
https://www.dropbox.com/s/1l2dhvd21wel0l2/short_film_Dreadful_Bond_Kickstarter.mp4?dl=0

Soundtrack Samples

Soundcloud
https://soundcloud.com/danca/sets/dreadful-bond-soundtrack-teaser

Download
https://www.dropbox.com/s/pjyphtkyecar8kc/Soundtrack_Sample_Dreadful_Bond.zip?dl=0

Kickstarter Video

YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQ3eaM-Ss4Q

Download
https://www.dropbox.com/s/yljrmwgdjxao7tm/Kickstarter_video_Dreadful_Bond.mp4?dl=0

Screenshots & Logos

IMGUR
https://imgur.com/a/OMtaLnc

Download
https://www.dropbox.com/s/jwnk0kkbwfd4cgb/screenshots_Dreadful_Bond.zip?dl=0

Gameplay GIFs

IMGUR
https://imgur.com/a/zrTAi87

Download
https://www.dropbox.com/s/f5gr8vjazviui1l/GIFs_Dreadful_Bond.zip?dl=0

About the Developer
Clod Studio is a small, independent development house based in Milan and founded in 2016 by real-time 3D professional and hardcore gamer Giorgio Macellari – together with Davide Chiesa (script doctor and worldbuilder) and Mattia Giovanni Bassani (interaction designer and dialogue writer). Fifteen professional artists, directors, programmers, and writers are now part of Clod Studio with the mission to unite the worlds of games and cinema – creating games that are fun and compelling. To learn more about Clod Studio and Dreadful Bond, please visit http://www.clodstudio.eu.

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