Whoa, hey! You made it this far! Congrats!!
I wasn’t posting in the thread outside of any video updates to hopefully keep the tone of the thread and the videos/game somewhat consistent… or something. I guess.
Anyway, I’ll talk about some stuff with the game that I didn’t really have a place to mention in the videos themselves.
- Did you know that the videos end where they do for a reason?
Sure, it may seem obvious that the videos have a natural end to each of the them, but each of the videos (except the final one) ends when the game crashes. Anatomy is actually played in four separate sessions as the game crashes out at the end of each cycle. (The last video just hangs on the image of the tape player forever.) It’s probably easiest to tell because there are separate title screens that look more janky when you boot up the game for the next cycle.
- The sound is different for each video’s content warning.
I tried to evoke a different tone going into each video by making the static in the openings slightly different each time. Fun fact, did you know that there are different kinds of “noise”? The first video uses White Noise. The second uses a mix of White and Blue Noise. The third video just uses a low hum sound, but apparently there is also Purple, Brown, Red, Pink, etc. Noise!
The end video is silent for obvious reasons.
- Want to know what was going on in the nightmare in part 3?
You probably recognize that it was backwards speech, but here’s what was being said. It’s a little rearranged and moved around a bit from the actual video, but that’s what was there.
- I actually got help from kittyhorrorshow for the subtitling.
During the basement scene in part 3, I was having trouble hearing a line so that I could transcribe it. I must have listened to some of the tapes in the game dozens of times to make sure what I was hearing was correct for the subtitles. I reached out to kittyhorrorshow and not only did she tell me what the line was, she actually linked me to the entire game’s transcript!
Turns out, I had heard quite a bit of other lines incorrectly as well and was able to have the subtitles corrected for the LP, so big thanks to her for that!
And quick note, if you haven’t already tried it, for the parts where the subtitles go crazy, you can actually pause the video and read them fairly easily. (On YouTube, you can use the “.” and “,” keys to go frame-by-frame on a video.) Since the tapes generally don’t change between play cycles, you can still hear the voice on the tape, so the subtitles are still correct there!
There’s also a line at the end of one of the tapes in part 2 that mashes two completely separate lines together, but the subtitle is only visible for a second before it goes blurry. It’s the line starting just after 8:16.
Also, did you get the message here?
Before I finish up this post, I’d like to thank everyone who watched the videos and everyone who was here in the thread!!
And most of all, big thanks to kittyhorrorshow for making this game in the first place! (Don’t forget, her patreon and itch.io links are in the OP!)
I’ll leave the thread open until the end of the week, so have a Happy Halloween everyone!