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EDIT 5:
Featured here. Thank you :iconamondemon: :heart:

EDIT 4: Whoops forgot to add the link but [link] is the full teaser demo. How the hell did I forget to link the final demo from this OP preview I've no clue! >_>. Enjoy!

A note from the creator:

Hungry Whispers is an experimental project in combining a variety of creative mediums, particularly that of audio-visual practices in the horror genre with a mixture of interactivity.

I always thought that it would be cool to read a comic and to physically hear what is happening within a scene. The bone crunch of a punch, the pattering of rain and to music mirroring or contrasting a character's mental state.

Having an addition of sound adds another layer of communication for readers in the audio-visual world, similar to that of film music theory. However, it has to adapt in game and interactive environments due to users being in control of their own pacing and choosing. While the idea of an animated/interactive comic strip has been done before, I am still highly interested in incorporating it into my works.

As a musician focusing on the audio-visual, I decided to create a graphic adventure game to showcase my creative endeavours. Above all else, I'd really like to write music for games as well as being strongly involved in a project ... So I decided to make my own game. As the sole director, writer and all things audio related, I am in control of building this game world and constructing all its scares.

I hope you will enjoy ...


-JDWasabi
Director, Audio/Art Lead, Editor, Writer

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And I believe that the Opening for HW is done. I can't tell if it's 'creepy' anymore compared to the other beta uploads but I'll take a break and come back to it in due time.

I might take off the first bit of animation, I can't seem to get it working well with the rest of the scene but I'll leave it there to let peeps have a look at it XD.

I'm liking the flicker and jitter effects that I've managed to put in and I've tweaked the audio a bit.

Mute/volume buttons will be in the final thing and if I can ever work out how to fix the text discrepancy I will but so far no dice :(. If you're a Flash expert please point in the right direction in how I can fix this please?

The actual game is currently in the making so this is just the opening. I hope this will generate some interest at least!

==>If you're a fan of games like Phoenix Wright/Hotel Dusk and Asian Horror then this game may be for you!<==

Any typos/bugs please let me know!

Comments welcome!

Edit: If it doesn't load, please refresh the browser. Pre-loaders will be in the final product >_<

Edit 2: I'm overwhelmed at the positive responses of this so far! Thank you for the interests, feedback and faves! Really wasn't expecting the 50+ worth of msgs for comments and faves...thank you to everyone who has bothered to check this out! Guess I'll write a bit more of the game description here...:

Yu is a medical nurse who recently suffered a nervous breakdown. During his collapse which severely handicapped his trauma team they were unable to save a child during a trama call.

Upon his arrival back home from a brief respite during the 'Hungry Ghost Month' not only does he find that his sister is a murder suspect, she is also missing. While Yu tries to save her, he can't help but notice the creeping shadows that start to surround him...

Yes I suck at writing blurbs. Enjoy either way!
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:iconbianca5:
Bianca5 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The bit where the woman turned around creeped me out. But this is amazing.
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:iconjdwasabi:
JDWasabi Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!

We're going to upload the next part of our beta demo this Sat. Keep an eye out at #JDWasabi-Studios !
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:iconesvandetta:
Esvandetta Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Haaaa ^__^ that was pretty good!! I personally found lacking on the writing, but the drawings were pretty good! ^__^
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:iconjdwasabi:
JDWasabi Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! Yes..writing is not my strong point, which is why I assembled a small team of writers to do all that while I could focus on something else! XD

Glad you enjoyed! I hope you had a pleasant experience :D :heart:
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:iconesvandetta:
Esvandetta Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
^___^ you should look into this game called ir/rational redux. It might help out when it comes to brainstorming... I just finished it (took me 3 hours...) and my mind feels pretty sharp...

oh thanks for the llama ^__^
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:iconjdwasabi:
JDWasabi Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My brain imploded on level 7 XD But yes, a great game! Ty so much for the suggestion!

Hehe, welcome :D
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:iconesvandetta:
Esvandetta Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Actually level 7 is impossible to win because the right answer wasn't even there (I got so frustrated with it I ended up cheating and found out). T__T cure the game!

It was epic though. I tip my hat to whoever made it! ^__^ You're welcome!
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:iconjdwasabi:
JDWasabi Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
-Late reply is late but-

Oh god that would explain why I couldn't pass it LOL.

Indeed it was a great game (I faq'd it in the end XD). :D
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:iconesvandetta:
Esvandetta Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
^____^ it's fine.
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:iconsuzanne-helmigh:
Suzanne-Helmigh Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
wwooh thats pretty creepy :D I especially like the sound, I was kinda afraid to click the next button when the back of the woman was shown. XD
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:iconjdwasabi:
JDWasabi Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! In that case...I've done a good job! :D
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:iconshir0gane:
Shir0gane Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012   Writer
Awesome! :wow:
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:iconjdwasabi:
JDWasabi Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! <3
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:iconshir0gane:
Shir0gane Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012   Writer
My pleasure :3

I tried to play the demo too, but I got stuck at the dining car when the mobile rang.
I found no way to go back and receive the call ^^'
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:iconjdwasabi:
JDWasabi Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
D: oh noes!

There should be a button to 'step back' and back into the carriage hallway to answer the call. I'm so sorry it's slightly badly designed (ran out of time) but hopefully it'll be much better now that I have a team working on it and testing it...XD
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:iconshir0gane:
Shir0gane Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012   Writer
Is there a new demo out there somewhere to watch/play?
I'd like to know where it's going
I liked what I saw so far :meow:
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:iconjdwasabi:
JDWasabi Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!

The demo is here [link] but it's a beta and still a bit glitchy! Working on a full version atm at #JDWasabi-Studios though! :3

Glad you're enjoying it so far! That's made me very happy :D
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:iconrasanime:
rasanime Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This was so awesome! <3
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:iconjdwasabi:
JDWasabi Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! Have you tried the beta demo yet?

[Sorry if you have, sudden influx in inbox mwahah XD)
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:iconrasanime:
rasanime Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol yeah!
It was pretty good!
But I felt that dragging items to required place, especially to the train conductor somehow took away the scary quotient a bit imo. But I guess you'll use this mechanism a lot of places for the puzzles. It might work there.

Don't mind it to much though, its just something I felt when I played through.
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:iconjdwasabi:
JDWasabi Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Interesting; what aspect of the conductor did you feel detracts from the atmosphere? We're in the process of improving the demo anyway so I might as well ask for your full feedback :3

Am still trying to improve the use of implementing the inventory system so everything's good! Thank you! :D
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:iconrasanime:
rasanime Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, its not the conductor, just the way we have to drag the ticket into him and stuff.
I don't think its too much of a problem though.
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:iconjdwasabi:
JDWasabi Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Noted, I definitely want to improve the game mechanics of it at some point but at least the idea's there. Thanks for the feedback! :)
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:icondeathrattle3:
deathrattle3 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wait, this is a game O.o
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:iconjdwasabi:
JDWasabi Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed it is! The teaser game demo is here :D [link] :)
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:iconkikirockgirl:
KikiRockGirl Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Oooh, thilooks awesome!
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:iconjdwasabi:
JDWasabi Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw thank you!

Have you checked out the playable teaser demo ? :dummy:

I've got a group dedicated to seeing this project to its completion at :iconjdwasabi-studios: , feel free to join/watch if you want to contribute or see where we're up to in its completion 8D (no pressure btw XD).

Enjoy!
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:iconmishakiara:
Mishakiara Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011
Now, to wait.
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:iconjdwasabi:
JDWasabi Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep! Waiting to hear from my programmer....should be soon D:

Thanks! :hug:
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:iconjobobarikan:
JobobArikan Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
love this!
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:iconjdwasabi:
JDWasabi Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! The final product is so close to finishing now :D
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:iconjobobarikan:
JobobArikan Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
I'll try to remember to revisit soon
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:iconjdwasabi:
JDWasabi Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
you're in luck! We've just finished! [link] . Hope you get the time to play! ;D
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:iconxxadytzaxx:
xxAdytzaxx Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Can't wait to play the game :D
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:iconjdwasabi:
JDWasabi Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
(pssst ... a new cutscene is up if you're interested! ;D [link] )
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:iconxxadytzaxx:
xxAdytzaxx Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
You bet I'm interested! ;3
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:iconjdwasabi:
JDWasabi Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Woo!!! Thanks for the positive response :dummy:
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:iconxxadytzaxx:
xxAdytzaxx Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome :D
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:icondragonmastriss:
dragonmastriss Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011
This looks awesome!! I can't WAIT for it!!
Even just this little preview conveys some of the thrill. The music is really really convincingly creepy. Keep it up!! :D
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:iconjdwasabi:
JDWasabi Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow thank you! You think so? I was worried this wouldn't be enough for an OP; I want to give players a hint of whats to come while setting the creepy under tones to it yet I didn't want to be over the top with it. I hoped the audio conveyed what the visual/text couldn't in a subtle way lol.

Thank you so much for the comment! I'm aiming to get the beta demo released in the next few days and glad you enjoyed it!! :hug:
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:icondragonmastriss:
dragonmastriss Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011
I think the audio is def. what sealed the deal for me. It was excellently creepy! :D
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:iconjdwasabi:
JDWasabi Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
YEUS! :iconbrofistplz:

That makes me so happy ^ ^ I feel honoured as a musician :)
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:icondragonmastriss:
dragonmastriss Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011
As a musician myself, I'm happy to honor you! :D
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:iconjdwasabi:
JDWasabi Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:glomp:!

Oh wow! Do you have any of your work online? I'd be quite interested to hear them :)
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:icondragonmastriss:
dragonmastriss Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
heh... no... >.< I'm far too embarrassed of EVERYTHING I do to post ANYTHING. XD
Maybe one day...when I have a more decent sense of self-confidence (and perhaps better composing/writing/recording materials) I'll put something up. XD
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:iconjdwasabi:
JDWasabi Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Nooo you should show! Or at least upload the work in progress ones :D

Haha, you should hear my really, really oldddddd stuff. It's probably horrible to the music nuts out there but my philosophy is that you've got to start somewhere ^_^. Music is meant to be heard so you should go for it :). I used to be like that with my compositions too but after working on my first serious digital painting I thought ..."I could be forever working on this and not be satisfied" so I 'finished' so that I can move on and evolve from that. Obviously outside critique would be helpful but because I stepped away from it, I'm able to slowly see how I could improve for next time ;D.
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:iconmourningwolf95:
MourningWolf95 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:la: That was amazing! I can't wait until it's finished!
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:iconjdwasabi:
JDWasabi Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Woo!! Thank you!

Well..we're currently trying our best to get the beta demo out in the next few days (zomg, no daylight til then D:) so please look forward to it :D

:hug:
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:iconmourningwolf95:
MourningWolf95 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:tighthug: I will!
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:iconjdwasabi:
JDWasabi Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
(pssst....a new cutscene is out! :la: [link] ) ^ ^
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