The Silent Hills playable #teaser known as PT, originally #released in 2014 as a PS4 free game in the PlayStation Store. But #HideoKojima pulled the title from the store and blocked anyone who already had the game from re-downloading it. So those who missed the experience, well, it is now possible to play a small portion of the game on Linux, Mac and Windows PC, thanks to Farhan Qureshi. The aspiring game developer recreated an accurate and very detailed PT hallway in Unity.
“I started this project for a 3D modelling workshop I’m planning to teach in September. The workshop will focus on teaching the fundamentals of modelling, texturing, animation, and materials, and applying these skills by creating a 3D scene. Originally I wanted to create an apartment scene for its simplicity, variety, and familiarity, but I wanted something more game-focused as the workshop is being targeted at the Calgary Game Developers. I ended up choosing the PT hallway as it’s an interior scene fairly close to an apartment, and the simplicity, variety, and familiarity still exist. Plus it’s no longer available to download, but I can make it live on in some fashion by doing this.”
Creating this hallway was a major undertaking, “104 hours over 4 weeks. 5 hours of sleep on half of those days. 8-hour obsession-infused modelling sessions. Thinking of what I wanted to implement while dishwashing at my job.”
PuniTy is available for Linux, Mac and 32 and 64-bit Windows. You can pick it up from Itch io, the Dropbox link has been disabled due to high traffic.
Also, you can follow Farhan Qureshi on Twitter.