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HEXCRAFT: EVENTIDE SIGIL


An era is rising from under the wastes; a crisis emerging as merciless grace spills forth from all sides, under arms. Sitting a terminal vigil — Hexcraft: Eventide Sigil


Eventide Sigil is an experimental first person permadeath adventure set in the post-industrial wreckage of a Midwestern town. It is concerned with crisis and mythic violence in the twilight of idols, and with the terrible grace of the wretched world to come. Critical features include:

> Seven AI enemies, with their own thoughts, feelings, and goals

> A complex and dynamic agent-based town simulation

> Ineffectual policing, accurate to government data

> The now errant knights of the dead King Arthur

> Several endings of increasing complexity

> A wide array of esoteric items

> Procedural local news

There is an inscrutable simulation running in the background of Eventide Sigil, proceeding according to logical, mechanistic rules, yet far too opaque for any lone actor to fully comprehend. Each and every move you make has a profound impact on the town — but you'll never be sure precisely what, or how. Can a butterfly in Brazil cause a tornado in Texas? Can a cyberspace sojourn cause a shooting in Sigil?

 I don't know. Maybe.


[ Eventide Sigil runs on 64-bit Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 10 ]

[ Consult the manual (enclosed) for help deciphering Eventide Sigil ]


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EVENTIDE SIGIL 1.1.zip 201 MB

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Hi, I'm having an issue with the game crashing on the waterfront. Most of my playthroughs have been fine, but when I got to the waterfront immediately at the start of the game and pick things up in a certain order, the game crashes, and will not reopen until I restart my computer. It's happened twice now. Otherwise, loving the game! Thanks :)

Huh, that's very weird — do you remember what the items are / order is?

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Thanks for getting back to me. I went through the convenience store and picked up the shotgun, went further through the passageways, used the lock mechanism and picked up the artifact, and then walked along the dock and exited through the door that's right by the car. Both times the game crashed just as I was walking through that door. However, yesterday I had another crash in the waterfront area in front of the nightclub, after having already visited a couple other areas in the game, so maybe the item order and specific doorway aren't the issue? 

My first thought is a memory issue; how much RAM do you have? Unity is sometimes finicky with low-memory systems.

Regardless, I'll look into this. Thank you for reporting the crashes, and sorry you've had issues!

I think you were right about it being a memory issue! I have 8GB of RAM, but figured out there was a bunch of stuff running in the background. I just played for an hour without any crashes. Thanks for the help! 

You can opt your game for press access. I'd like to see this played

https://itch.io/user/settings/press

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Excellent portrait of a society in crisis! 

I am just a bit curious where the developer is from, just from which country,  because there are in-game references to albanian extremism. Thanks

I have barely started playing and this is easily one of the creepiest experiences I've had. I made the mistake of watching a bunch of videos on PAGAN Autogeny before playing it, which kind of ruined it for me, but going into this game knowing nothing except what the manual told me, is... an experience. BTW, you can get stuck behind the TV in the very first room, forcing an alt+f4. But tbf I don't even know if this should be fixed, because if anything it just kind of adds to the weird, "creepy broken game" atmosphere.

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before the enpaintening i'd like to say that, dear god, i hate this game so much.  this game is a thrill to play and has many endings, all of which will absolutely wreck you if you think hard enough about them. 

thank you, oleander, for showing me that sometimes it's better to just not win. i'm going to go listen to synthpop and cry now.

This game is driving me absolutely insane trying to crack its secrets

Good job!

Immersive sim?! Sold

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Is there somewhere we can discuss the game and our findings without leaving spoilers for people?

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Yeah I'd love a forum section for this game.

I'd love that as well! Not as a player but as someone who's very interested in the game and wants to get some opinions before buying it. 

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Painticus's Discord is the place you want, probably.

How do I... get there? Would love to be able to talk about secrets and such.

https://discordapp.com/invite/aVGJtvJ

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Check your link. You can't just copy and paste from YouTube descriptions.

Here is the proper link: https://discordapp.com/invite/aVGJtvJ

I wasn't sure if I was allowed to post Discord links here, so I didn't the first time.

Oh I didn't realize this, thank you!

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i've been sitting here with very baited breath for a month now

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Yes.  Yes.

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So amped