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Do you feel that? It is the void. It surrounds you. It crushes you as though it were the deepest darkest ocean. You feel as though you are falling from a dream. A dream with no end in sight.

It is with my sincerest regret to inform you that you are dead. Murdered in fact. Your life was taken in this most unnatural way and so your soul will wonder the void as nothing more than a lost and broken memory. Somewhere beyond this unfathomable expanse is the fractured soul of your beloved who has suffered equally so. Two parts of one soul set adrift in this impossible abyss and left to wait for the malevolent grip to loosen.


When that time comes, your souls will not pass on, but instead fall from this place to somewhere in between. A world of the damned where those who stray are lost. Where dwell violent and wicked spirits that have long been abandoned and those who wish to see you join them.

Only by reuniting with your true love may your souls become whole and ascend from that purgatory. Do you hear it? It beckons. Damnation awaits you. Both you and your beloved.



Of Love and Eternity has been a work of passion of mine for the past few years. It started as a feeling, then became a story, and now this game. While merely a short demo as of now, I hope that it conveys enough of my vision to capture people's imagination.

This demo serves as an alpha stage or vertical slice of the game's systems. There is still a lot to improve here but I feel that I have the bones to start adding to in the future. There are a total of ten parts planned with much of that content already created, however I want to know what people think of this first part so I can have a better sense of direction.


  • WASD (or Left Stick): Movement
  • Mouse (or Right Stick): Camera
  • Shift: Run
  • Space (or X Button): Attack
  • Left Ctrl (or Left Bumper): Switch camera
  • RMB (or Right Bumper): Zoom camera
  • Esc (or Start Button): Pause menu
  • (Menu) E (or A Button): Submit
  • (Menu) Esc (or B Button): Cancel


For anyone who fell in love with the music like I did, here is where you can find more on the creators:

Composer - Michael Berto
Vocalist - Freya Berkhout

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Of Love and Eternity Demo (Win x64).zip 286 MB
Of Love and Eternity Demo (Win x86).zip 285 MB
Of Love and Eternity Demo (Linux).zip 305 MB
Of Love and Eternity Demo (Mac OS X).app.zip 301 MB
Music Of Love and Eternity.zip 180 MB

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let me get into the conga line of fans. It was but a teaser but it still got me very interested in the game. I love the look and the atmosphere, I think the sounds are very effective (and raised my interest a lot, like, who was that by the cemetery)? I really hope, we'll get to see a next chapter, soon, because I want to find out about the well, the horse, the laughter, the spooder, EVERYTHING! 

This is a great demo. I look forward to the full game.

Here's my channel for other games I have played. http://www.youtube.com/c/Levont

Beautiful demo! Hope to see postmortem of some kind after the release ^^

I'm speechless! This game looks and feels incredible. you're making all the right design choices, I think. Nice fluid motion with the character movement, too. This is definitely a game to watch for.

Much appreciated! Thanks for sharing your playthrough and before-and-after thoughts on the game.

okay I actually loved this game 🤣 this was a lot of fun! And I loved the ability to customize the pixels and the colors!! Hess my video if you want a good laugh!! 

Great video! I love your commentary and editing. Very fun :) Also some good insight on a few of those bugs I'm working on...

Thanks for sharing the playthrough and I'm glad you liked!

It is so good even though i have no idea of what is going on i kind of want to see more of this demo

Thank you! More to come :)

Мне дэмка понравилась,так держать. Жду релиза

Thanks for sharing your playthrough and I'm glad you liked it!

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I'm absolutely in love with the visuals and setting you've put together. This demo looks gorgeous and super promising, but is there any way I can increase the framerate? I'm running on windows 10 and the game is suffering from really bad input and audio delays for me. I'd like to know if there's any way to fix this?

I'm happy to hear you are enjoying the style of the game :)

About the lag, there aren't a lot of options to adjust the quality now but when you launch the game, you can choose between a couple of presets in that little window. I haven't tweaked the presets in a while so I can't vouch for the results.

Other than that, you may lower the resolution. With the dithering enabled, the quality difference shouldn't be noticeable.

I'll continue to find optimizations so keep an eye out for updates if you like :)

incredible work so far. the way the campfire scene is implemented is perfect. it was astonishing to see. even though influences show through, i love that it's quite idiosyncratic. been following on twitter and was surprised to see a demo!

feedback: -the mouse cursor would appear on the menu option when i'm using the controller, and it often hovered over 'yes' while i could also 'hover' over 'no' with gamepad. maybe the mouse can be disabled until it's being used. -mapping the 'quit to main menu' button to B (xbox) is a strange choice, but i assume it's going to be a menu? -i really wanted to hug/kiss the big skeleton. :OP

thank you for this amazing experience.

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Great feedback and I appreciate you took the time to tell me. I made myself a few tasks to approach those things in the future.

Also, it's important for me to know your feelings towards the messenger. I'll take that down in my notes.

And I'm really happy that you had a good experience with the demo. It's encouraging to hear :)

I realllyy liked this demo, good job dev and good luck on the full release :) 

Loved watching through this :) Great commentary! You bring up a lot of important skeleton related questions...

And thanks for the shout-out!

Rip Albert.

Absolutely amazing! cannot wait to play more.

I watched ManlyBadassHero's lets play of the game and im really interested in it! So far there's a lot of walking but I find the graphics really pretty and the atmosphere is great.

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I liked the demo very much, I love the atmosphere. The characters' animations are very complex, good job. I am looking forward to more!

eu amei o jogo ele é muito lindo

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I suggest that the game will include some random elements/features, like random obstacles, items and enemies (not necessarily procedural generation) for allowing game replaying (Replay value). 

Thank you for the suggestion!

This Game I Played To The Music Of Bonnie Tyler , And At The Same Time I Find This Game In My Opinion To Be The Second Game I Wish Could Come Out This Year.

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Excellent choice and we'll just have to see :)

Hiiii, I've made a video about the game and wanted to share some feedback about it, hopefully it is useful to you ^^

-The idea is pretty great

-The visual style is really eye catching and feels unique ^^

-The gameplay mechanics work great.

-Some of the text could have some sort of border around it to make it easily readable.

-I NEEEED MOREEE hehe :)

Hopefully this is useful to you :D, also if you could subscribe that would help me a lot :)

Regards

Thanks for your positive feedback! There's more to come indeed!

You are welcome ^^, I'm really looking forward for it :D, good luck with the development! :)

love it

Just played the demo! I love the atmosphere and visual storytelling. Wandering the forest was a treat. I enjoyed looking at the way you built depth into the forest through efficient use of 2d objects and layers!

Thank you! I'm glad you appreciate the game's style and atmosphere :)

Love the demo! Great job, I'll definitely play the full version 

Thank you! I'm happy you liked the demo :)

Are you from Spain?

New England

my insights i already knew this game was a dark soul inspired one since the knight died and woke up in the catacombs i knew this game is something else the armor looks like from dark souls aswell like the warrior outfit but overall the game is fun as heck cant wait for the full release of this game :D

Thanks for sharing your playthrough! I loved having your commentary :)

Fantastic game, I really enjoyed playing it, please subscribe to my channel, I need support, you will like my channel, thank you friends:Placebogames - YouTube

I found this through youtube and I love it!!! please finish it!! I have bookedmarked this page to come back and play it when finished <3

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Hello, I played this game and I really enjoyed it, it had cool environments and sound effects, although imo, the visuals were too dark to see most of the time, so if you turn the brightness up a bit then it'd be great, I did notice after playing the game that there was an option to turn off the vhs-ish effect which made it look better but improving the brightness a little more would be neat, over all I liked it, great job :)

Edit: video is processing atm

I'm glad you enjoyed the demo! I'll be sure to add in some kind of brightness calibration screen in the future to accommodate different monitors. Thanks for the feedback :)

I'm loving the art, emotion and atmosphere! Just needs the actual gameplay enhanced to be more interesting and this is going to be successful for sure! Great work, devs! :)

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You have 1000% of my attention in here! Amazing job! This is just soooooo unbelievably good!

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Just watched ManlyBadassHero's video on this, and you have my attention. This already looks incredibly promising, I cannot wait to see more.

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The game looks really nice

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This is just stunningly well realised off the bat. I especially appreciated the moment beside the campfire - really immersive stuff. Can't wait to see more.

I appreciate you saying so. More to come!

Pretty fantastic setting and style. I definitely see the Dark Souls inspiration and it's a great tease for things to come. If I were to give any minor feedback, the only thing I'd say is that I wasn't too fond of the way environmental messages were presented (was a little jarring just having text appear on screen with no button prompt). There was also one specific spot I was able to boundary break early on just before the first blocked path (screenshot below). Other than that, awesome demo.

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Thanks for the feedback! I was thinking about having a prompt or something there or at least some signifier that there's a point of interest and something to read.

Also congrats on leaving the area! That's the first time I've seen :) That particular area has a few collision issues I need to take care of as well...

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Is there a twitter account to follow for the project?

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@acornbringer on Twitter: twitter.com/acornbringer

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Amazing game. The atmosphere is great and the visuals are awesome. The plot looks very interesting. Congrats!

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I'm glad you liked it! Thanks for sharing your playthrough :)

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Brilliant stuff! We posted a playthrough on the itch.io channel: 

Looking forward to the full game!!

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Excellent! Thank you so much for making this :)

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Awesome! So happy for you, man. Been following this for months and it's great to see it's finally coming together for ya :D I'll definitely be sure to give this a try. 

Quick side note, any chance I could get the link for the Discord again? I accidentally removed myself from it a few weeks ago whilst organizing my channels. 

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Yes! You can find the discord link on my site:

acornbringer.com

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Many thanks, friend. Again, wishing you the best with the development of this project! :D

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Beautiful demo, but I managed to get stuck after punching into the first barrier on the road and all character controls except for attack were disabled. Had to force-quit because I couldn't press Esc to exit.

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Oh yeah, my wife ran into the same problem when she was testing. I couldn't recreate it at the time to fix but I'll be sure to look into it again.

Thanks for letting me know :)

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Just played the demo and this game is gonna be incredible!! 

I'm glad you can see some promise in it :)

Oh and thank you for recording a playthrough! It's great to hear your input and thoughts as you play!

Dude what you have here has serious potential. After I played it i came back and donated. Ill be watching this game.

Thanks for saying so! It's great to hear and I really appreciate it.

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I killed no enemys and this is already the best game demo of 2021, i would buy it for 20$ or more.

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Thanks! That's some high praise!