Asylum developer Senscape open-sources Dagon engine
Grants everyone access to a powerful tool that was originally created for the upcoming horror adventure game Asylum
BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA February 13, 2013 -- With 14 days left until the Asylum Kickstarter campaign comes to its end, Senscape officially announce that the Dagon game engine is open-source as of today. An AMA session has been scheduled on reddit.com for February 14th at 4PM EST (9PM GMT), in which the company will be taking questions about this and other key topics including Asylum, Scratches, Lovecraft, horror and adventure games.
The Dagon engine is immediately available in its GitHub repository along with extensive information on how to use it: https://github.com/Senscape/Dagon. An SDK is being prepared for the purpose of enabling fans to create and play their own stories based on the deeply detailed game world.
In response to requests of many Asylum fans as well as to the benefit of colleague developers, we have decided that the Dagon engine will be open-sourced with immediate effect, says Agustin Cordes, founder and lead-designer at Senscape. Many other game genres allow you to create mods, so why not an adventure game?"
A Kickstarter bonus video was released to backers earlier this week helps explain: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5n3jcIKERQ&feature=youtu.be
Open-sourcing the Dagon engine grants everyone access to a powerful tool that was originally created for the upcoming horror adventure game Asylum, which is inspired by the writings of H.P. Lovecraft and builds upon the success of sleeper cult hit Scratches. Having recently been Greenlit by the Steam community, a Kickstarter campaign is now underway that allows horror and adventure game fans alike to take part in the project and help fund the final lap of development.
At the time of writing, the Asylum Kickstarter campaign has raised 72% of its $100,666 goal with 14 days left in its campaign.
Kickstarter project: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/agustincordes/asylum-kickstart-the-horror (short: http://lockme.in/Asylum)
Kickstarter video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RXVgv-QZKQ
Short demo: http://www.senscape.net/asylum-teaser
Steam Greenlight page: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=95795715
Dagon is a game engine developed by Senscape especially tailored for adventure games and based on open technologies. Featuring a deceptively simple scripting language, blazing fast performance and high portability supporting Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X, the project aims to become a reference of the genre. This is also the backbone of the upcoming Asylum horror adventure. Dagon is free to use and open-source. For more information, visit http://www.senscape.net.