View Full Version : What creates Drama ansd Suspense?

30th Nov 2002, 13:16
I am going to make a tutaorial with example .prj and level to show how you can create some good drama and suspense adding fear and extra excitement to a level. I have a few idea but I wanted to know what you guys like in a level? What makes you jump and sit on the edge of your seat?

I'll add the names of all the people that reply onto the credits of the tutorial. I'm going to make other ones too like atmosphere and puzzles..

30th Nov 2002, 13:31
When theres tingly music and then suddenly it stops and a creature jumps out from behind somewhere making a loud noise.

1. Spooky Music (DEFINITLY)
2. Shadows (DEFINITLY)


30th Nov 2002, 17:34
When enemys pop out froma round the coner right when you are turning it.

spikes that mysteriously pop out from nowhere.

rolling balls that require split second reflexes to get past.

timed doors with real short timers.

30th Nov 2002, 19:46
Anything that you thought wasn't there before, but suddenly appears out of nowhere. ie a static object placed in a flipmapped room.

30th Nov 2002, 21:01
Dark hallways and fast paced music. If there is a corner then pounding music is definitely a good thing..... even if ther wont be a baddie to attack you when you turn it! hehe

30th Nov 2002, 23:24
Suspense = Music

Drama = Cut Scenes