This was an amazing horror game with an interesting back story and incredible usage of audio, which really set the awesome atmosphere with the well-done lighting. Thanks for the terrifying experience and I hope you keep up the fantastic work.
A downloadable game for Windows
This game is heavily inspired by the PT Demo. You play the sole survivor of the serial killer Darren Bar. In this dimension, you are stuck in a repeating apartment floor haunted by Darren's spirit who is trying to complete his ceremony. It is a PC build and requires a download. Test it out and please feel free to leave me a comment!
It wasn't till after the build that I realized I forgot to hide the cursor and add an escape/quit button. Sorry but will add soon.
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Very interesting story
would of preferred it not be P.T inspired but it was different so i enjoyed it
You and your game development are one of a kind. I played this game a while back and didnt get the time to upload it. You make me forget that this is a game and make it feel like it is a horror movie. The concept and the story a original. It provided me the best content for my channel.
All i do in the video is just for fun i dont mean to hate on the game or anything its a good free horror game. Had fun playing it still. You should check it out yourself. Or look at my video posted it some time ago but you can go and see if it worth to play.
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Very nice game. It had a solid atmosphere and pacing. I liked the notes and the little "gifts".
Great game and a good storyline as well!
Feel free to watch me completely freaking out to the jumpscares!
Check my gameplay everyone!!
BTW, this is the second game I played from Al Heck's Game Collection! 😅
Great game, got me so many times with the spooks! Here's my playthrough
here is me playing the game and it was really fun! I enjoyed it all. It would mean alot if you could check out my youtube channel and probably subscribe! Thank you
Al Heck once again... You're good my friend. You've gotten me many times with your games and I am fond of the frights and scares you present to everyone!
Keep it up!
SO I PLAYED NEVER APART AND THIS HAPPENED...
I like this game. Amazing sound effects and way of presentation it really chilled down my spine. I was wondering what could be next. The radio thing was dope and you have done a great job in creating this environment and effect. I appreciate your efforts. :D
U NEED APPRECIATION! THIS GAME WAS MADE IN 48 HOURS? IT TOOK THE LIFE OUT OF ME ! MY GRANDFATHER YELLED AT ME AS I WAS SCREAMING! APPRECIATE YA
Wow just wow, I can't believe I just got scared by guys with t-poses XD, the experience is something truly horrific, I felt weird not knowing what setting I was, was I in a museum or in the reception in a hotel (I know it says a apartment floor), The graphics are nice, spooky and it brings that P.T (another game similar to this one) ascetic with the surround sound and sound effects, I was thinking that I was playing the serial killer that's when I heard the clues in the radio announcer and realize the complete opposite, either way great horror game , I have a humming bird heart so I might never touch this game again XD. (I've posted a video gameplay featuring my reactions)
Hi I recently played your game and its the best one so far :)
A great little horror where you escaped the clutches of Darren before but you were never truly apart from him.
The aesthetic of the game is really nice and the level seems detailed and highly polished, there is nice ambient lighting and plenty of things to look at. The sound tracks and effects are nicely done and definitely emphasise the scares, some of which were unexpected, the only sound which felt a bit unnatural were the footsteps as they seemed like you were running around in flippers.
Overall the game is a fun walking experience, very creepy and actually delivers on scares a great title to playthrough.
I truly respect you for the great work with this game moreover in such a short time! Also loved the theme. Nice!
Hey Al Heck, this was pretty great! Especially for being made in such a short time. We'd definitely play anything else you make.
Thanks for the experience!
Tried out your game...
Though this may seem like another PT clone, the developer succeded in telling an original and spooky story. Not to mention the atmosphere adds to the tension. I highly recommend playing this game!
I may have sounded sarcastic but I enjoyed this a lot
I really liked this game! Even though it was done in 48 hours I found it really put together and interesting... and of course the jump scares really got me 😊
Hey! I included your game in my latest Itch.io Horror Games video! The part with your game starts around 0:11, and if you decide to watch it, hope you enjoy it! Cheers!
I really enjoyed this game! I'm excited to see more!
The game was great but i have no idea how to open the doors and stuff
Thank you. The next game will have unlock able doors!
Just finished playing it! good spooks! little bit buggy but still enjoyable!
I mean it's fine I guess? It was just a PT clone not done as well tbh with the walk speed set to "slower than a snail" and the mouse sensitivity pumped up so that if you jerk your hand you're going to spin about 1080.
The volume was an issue. I had to turn my speakers way up to hear the radio, then the sound effects were absolutely deafening. It needs to be normalized.
The scares were also mostly exactly what you would expect from each area.
Particular issues I had:
Invisible walls stopping you from moving during events are a terrible immersion breaker.
The radio dude going "you ruined everything" doesn't make sense when you're not trying to escape, you're just casually strolling through a bunch of halls that you don't know anything about.
In the second segment, the painting on the back left is spontaneously floating about two inches off the wall. It doesn't seem part of a scare so I assume that's a bug.
I recently played through your game in a 3 random horror games video.
I began playing it expecting it to be a boring walking simulator styled P.T clone, but I was pleasantly surprised!
The atmosphere and story work really well, and actually had me quite invested. I didn't expect the story to be all that great, but it has it's fair share of twists and turns.
The jumpscares aren't too savage either, but still have a nice effect on the experience.
Here's my playthrough for anyone interested:
P.T clones and games “inspired” by P.T typically both struggle from severe underutilization of the looping mechanics and proper building of atmosphere. Strangely enough, Never Apart seems to struggle to utilize the looping hallways at all and mostly uses doors coming off of those hallways as starting points for the real game.
It seems that the inspired by PT tag was used as a time saver to allow the developers to finish in the required time limit. Which is, as far as I am concerned, the best use of P.T inspiration. But in reality, the game functions as a much more traditional atmospheric horror, with an emphasis on storyline and sound effects.
Being a game jam game and there’s only so many things that could be improved, and since you are already aware of the most egregious problems, I have to say this game was a pleasant surprise. Oh, and that was a rather creative twist on the spirit of the game jam.
My cynical take on the experience below.
What if P.T. was set in an APARTMENT FLOOR IN 2020?...
Overall good fun, good horror vibe and worth checking out!
this game was freaking scary as heck if you want some scary but funny gameplay well your wish has been granted
This is amazing in every way i liked the story and the ambiance and it had some scares that scared me! this is really good to be made in such a short time!
I really got scared with this, check it out from my channel if you are interested :P
nice work for 48 hours very impressive <3
Would recommend that you add some gameplay aside from walking from point A to point B, although I understand it was made in 48 hours.
I played your game and put it into my video. it was quite something for me but not really scary. I found it actually quite funny here and there.