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The Long Road Ahead 

This is a short creepy tale inspired by Chinese culture. 

It tells the tale of Liang and Ying as they travel back to Liang's hometown. During their journey home, a dark presence looms close by.

Game features

  • Narrative driven gameplay
  • Paper craft art style
  • Original Soundtrack

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  • A short experience meant to act as an experiment to story telling through this medium. More stories to follow in a similar vein.
  • A Surround Sound Headset Recommended for better Experience. #horror
Published May 29, 2018
StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows
Rating
(9)
AuthorCellar Vault Games
GenreVisual Novel, Adventure
Tags2D, Creepy, dread, Horror, paper, papercut, Story Rich

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Long Road Ahead Credit BGM 7 MB
Long Road Ahead (64Bit) v1.0.1 225 MB
Long Road Ahead (32Bit) v1.0.1 206 MB

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I loved the style of this game! It was so interesting. I am glad I finally got the chance to play it myself.

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Telling a creepy story in this style is really cool. It feels like I watching a paper theatre during the gameplay. This is something you should continue. A horror story in this form based on chinese folklore elements is so intriguing!


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Hi Hamlic!

Glad you enjoy the style, if you ever interested on what's we reference on the story aspect. Look into, Chinese Funeral and Chinese Ghost Festival. :)

Stay in touch via our Cellar Vault twitter and facebook for more Updates and other games we're working on.

Cheers,
Cellar Vault Games Team! n_n

I'm not very familiar with chinese horror culture, but this was a wonderful introduction for me and got me Googling. I really liked the way you presented the story, from the paper mario-esque art style to the general ominous tone. It's definitely far from a proper 'game', but whatever it is, I think it's a success and hope to play more from you in the future! 

Hope you enjoy my Lumps Play. Cheers and keep it up! 🍻

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Hey Lump,

Thanks for trying the Long Road Ahead, glad you enjoyed it so far. Please google up Chinese Ghost Festival, and Qing Ming Festival for more the part we were actually referencing on. :) 

Do consider to stay in touch via our Twitter and Facebook group. @CellarVault

Cheers! n_n

This is an interesting game to me, a Chinese culture inspired horror game made by westerners...never imagine that to happen. Both Gui Da Qiang and Jiang Shi are very popular horror materials in China, I have no problems in understanding them. The storyline seemed clear to me: the 2 Jiang Shi have forced the protagonists into the state of Gui Da Qiang,  their purpose is to reincarnet by take  their bodies. The old styled latern with the first name of the girl and the boy written on it means that they are already dead, as the type of latern is usually used on the Qing Ming or the Zhong Yuan festivals. At the end of the story, the 2 protagonists' souls may be already been transferred to Jiang Shi as their bodies have been possessed, a true sad story. A little mistake is that the girl's first name is spelled Yin rather than Ying in Chinese. This game really surprised me,  hope to see the next game.

Hi glgao44,

Thanks for taking interest into the Long Road Ahead, and wrote your feedbacks and inputs. Much appreciate! :) 
Also, we are actually bunch of indie game developers from Malaysia (SEA).  Stay in touch by follow us Facebook (Cellar Vault Games) and Twitter for more!

Cheers!

I loved this game and the art style. It is super unique. I would like to see a longer more detailed horror story like this. I hope you will create more games like this. Good job 

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Hi Nightmaaron!

Thanks for giving the Long Road Ahead a try :P Glad you like it so far.
Do stay in touch via our facebook group and twitter for more updates! n_n

Cheers!

ฅ/ᐠ。ᆽ。ᐟ \ Hello~

This was a lovely game! I really loved the papercraft aesthetics and overall atmosphere, but I do wish this was longer or had more interactivity to it. I could definitely see some sort of anthology or collection of short horror stories with this type of story telling. Even if there are few interactions or actual gameplay mechanics aside from walking, I imagine it would be quite popular. 

Overall, this was an enjoyable experience with an awesome art style and presentation! Hope to see more games from you guys some day~ 

Hi MaliceDiary!

Thanks for trying The Long Road Ahead. Glad you enjoyed it so far. :)
We are actually working on second short creepy tale where there's more interactions for player to do.

Please do stay in touch via our Twitter and Facebook for news update. :D

Cheers! n_n

super game :) i love these creepy games

Thank you! We are glad you like our craft so far. 

Cheers!

This was so much fun, I want to see a lot more stories like this 

Hi Derek,

Thanks for giving the Long Road Ahead a try and made let's play video out of it! Also glad you like it so far. :) 

Cheers

I fell in LOVE with this art style, and the few times you get to control the character are so fluid! I'd love to see more of this game! 

(P.S. That jumpscare.... ಠ_ಠ)

Hi Phenominis,

Glad you liked it so far. :) Also, thanks for playing and made a let's play vid out of it. :D 

Cheers!

Sure! Thanks so much for making it! :D

Super cute game, really adorable and I LOVE the art style i find it incredibly unique and beautiful. The atmosphere of the game is also really well put together . 

BTW what a jumpscare that totally got me! =)
I hope you don't mind that I made a let's play out of it. Thank you so much for making this game!

Hi DarKiPai,

You're welcome, and thank you for giving the Long Road Ahead try. Super glad you love the Art style, and enjoyed the experience we put together. :) I know it's short and all, but we will totally finish up the rest of the story in the future. So do stay in touch via twitter and facebook!

Cheers!

I personally enjoy this game! I got spooky feeling knowing I have experience this first hand, and my goodness, I love the paper art drawing. Keep it guys! I'm looking forward for more!

Hi DaMeBuTTeR IV,

Thank you! Glad you like it so far. Do stay in touch via facebook and twitter for more! :) 

Cheers!

I'm super sad! I heard nothing but good things, but it won't let me install it from Itch :( 

Hi Jen!

Aww, don't be sad. Are you using Itch.io desktop app by any chance? If you do, try using internet browser to download instead?

If you still having trouble downloading the game, do let us know! We'll share separate link for you :)

Cheers!

Really loved the art style and the sound track of this game! The sounds made this so much creepier! 

Hi Pecan!

Thank you so much for playing and giving the Long Road Ahead a try. :) Glad you enjoy the music and sound asset we crafted!

Cheers!

Just a spoopy ride down spoopy road...( ⚆ _ ⚆ ) 

hope the thumbail art I drew and the narration fits the scary vibez, excited to see yo next game, Goodluck! :3

Hey DaniSans,

God, I like your voice over the Long Road Ahead! :) Anyhow, thanks for playing.

Cheers!

Thanks again for the nice comment on the vid! Welp, if ya ever need some voice overs for future projects I'd love to contribute :3

thanks for your time!

Super cute game, really adorable and I LOVE the art style. It was a little short, but I otherwise have no complaints!! Congrats on the end... you really got me. :P

Hi Gray!

Thanks for giving the Long Road Ahead a try! Glad you really into and love the paper-cut art style we try to achieve!

Cheers!

Hey!

Awesome game and unique art style! I loved the entire chilling experience, and awesome jump scare :P

Keep making more such awesome games! :D

Cheers!

Hey ReaperRoy!

Thanks for giving the Long Road Ahead a try and manage finish it! :) Glad you enjoyed it so far :D 

Cheers!

Thank you for such a cool and unique game!

Keep on rocking!

Loved the game. I hope you make more game like this.

Rate:5/5

my channel:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC87ACz99Buum0tospPSQSbA

watch video here:

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Hey Falcon!

Thanks man! Glad you enjoyed it so far and gave us 5/5 :D

Cheers!

That was amazing, thank you. I hope to see more games like this in the future!!

Hi GG Gab!

Thank you so much for giving the Long Road Ahead a try! Glad you like it so far. :) 
I left my message/notes in your Let's play video comment.

Cheers!

THAT'S GREAT GAME! 재밌었어요 :)

Hi Bladeweaver!

Thank you! Glad you enjoyed it so far! :)


Cheers

I really liked the paper like art style, the only problem I had was the game was too short. I'd like to see a full game out of this, but then I do like a game based on different cultures mythology!

Hi Mike!

Thanks for giving the Long Road Ahead a chance and manage to finish it. We left our comment on your Let's Play Video! Do check it out!

Cheers!

Great art style and narrative, I love the use of paper elements and big wallets! And also f*ck you for the jumpscare, you know the one :D

I made a video playing your game:

if you want to check, best of luck with your future projects, cheers!

Hi Clown Nebula!

Big Thanks on making a let's play video on the Long Road Ahead, right after you free from your school works! We are glad that you enjoy it so far! :D

Please do consider to follow us via Twitter & Facebook, if you want more of this. :) 

CHEERS!

One of the best horror games iv'e played and biggest jumpscare iv'e ever dad 

 

Hi Brad!

Thanks for giving the Long Road Ahead a try, and finished it. Glad you like it so far.
Look it up more, on Chinese Funeral, Chinese Ghost Festival, and Qing Ming Festival. If you're interested! It will give you a understand more about the Lanterns and Pink ghosts we used in the Long Road Ahead.

Cheers!

I love this! It plays well into the tall-tales and urban legends that grow through almost every culture! I hope you don't mind that I made a let's play. Thank you so much for making this game! :)

Hi KairiAnneYukari!

Thanks for playing, and glad you enjoyed it so far! Please consider to support us via Twitter and Facebook if you want more!

PS: I leave my comments over your YouTube channel :)

Cheers!

cant install

Hi FletchMan,

The game doesn't need to install. Just follow these steps below: 

1.) Finish Download: Look for the file directory Long Road Ahead.
2.) Right click on [ LongRoadAhead.rar ], and use (WinZip) to extract the file to your preferred file directory.
3.) If WinZip extraction success.  Open the folder, look for [ CVG_LongRoadAhead.exe ] application.
4.) Double click [ CVG_LongRoadAhead.exe ] You may start playing the game.

Please point out which part are you stuck, if you're still have any trouble playing the game. :)

Cheers & Sorry for any inconvenience cause.

Can't install

Hi Chiara,

The game doesn't need to install. Just follow these steps below: 

1.) Finish Download: Look for the file directory Long Road Ahead.
2.) Right click on [ LongRoadAhead.rar ], and use (WinZip) to extract the file to your preferred file directory.
3.) If WinZip extraction success.  Open the folder, look for [ CVG_LongRoadAhead.exe ] application.
4.) Double click [ CVG_LongRoadAhead.exe ] You may start playing the game.

Please point out which part are you stuck, if you're still have any trouble playing the game. :)

Cheers & Sorry for any inconvenience cause.

Hello guys and thank you for your answer.
I use the itcho desktop app and when I click on "instal" it does nothing.  The download don't start, I can't really figure out what could be the problem. I have the last version, I'll try from the site.

Hi Chiara!

Thanks for responding with your issues! Noted with big thanks. We hope you able to download the game from Itch.io Browser or Website!

Cheers!

Gave it a go...

Hey Stepvibes,

Watched your let's play video, you seems to be very confuse the plot as it is reference to Chinese culture. I comment on your youtube video. Do check it out, if you want to know more. :D

Cheers!


THIS WILL F*CK YOU UP! | The Long Road Ahead Full Gameplay Walkthrough

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Hey there, SirFancylot,

Big thanks, that you gave the Long Road Ahead a try, and finish it! :D
We all are glad that, you genuinely scare during Old Street light scene. :)

Cheers!

This game surprised me, from the screen shots it looked like a point and click novel style game which I was looking forward to play but to then be informed I have WASD key control was awesome.

The way the paper reacts to the controls and environment I cant imagine how much work must have gone into this from a technical stand point this is top rate.

Oh and the story telling was good too I didn't forget that :)

Hi DrRemarkable,

Thanks for playing and made Let's Play out of it! We are glad that you enjoyed it so far!

Please consider to support us and follow us via Facebook & Twitter.

Cheers!

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Hi there, I recently played through your game and I have to say I found it quite interesting. I'm going to be upfront and say that I know very little about Chinese culture so I'm very curious as to what story (if any) this is inspired by. I absolutely love the art style of the game, I find it incredibly unique and beautiful. The atmosphere of the game is also really well put together, there's a continuous build up of mystery surrounding the road, though I did feel a tad disappointed in the end. The jump-scare at the last second is a nice touch though haha.

I couldn't really find any flaws with the game, grammar and spelling seems to be perfectly accurate, and I didn't encounter any bugs.

All in all, this is a very good horror story, I just wish I had a little bit of context as to what exactly it was that was on the road.

Also, I hope you don't mind but I made a short let's play of the game for my channel.

Cheers and best wishes to you!

Hi Killjoy!

You have an amazing voice-over man! Props to that. Thanks for giving the Long Road Ahead a try and finish it. :) 
The Long Road Ahead story, didn't really inspired by any other story which I know of, however, the (Chinese) Lantern and Pink ghosts are actually meant something in this game. :D 

If you're interested, look into these events:
1.) Qing Ming Festival
2.) Chinese Ghost Festival
3.) Chinese Funerals

Cheers!

A lot of fun! I wish the story was longer. I can't wait to play more!

Made a video

Hi Spudcats!

What do you think so far? Any feedback and comment on Long Road Ahead? 

Cheers!

Really loved the art style of the game and the road was interesting. I wanted to see what else was hidden in the woods. The visual novel way of telling the story worked perfectly giving the player the story and allowing it to be told by characters who know just enough to get you curious about the road. It works well and I want to see what other stories you want to tell.

The only problem I really had with the game were the parts where you control the character. They felt out of place having nothing to really add to the overall game. They could be improved by allowing the player to gain more information about the story from objects or dialogue options in the area. You could have the cashier have some dialogue warning the player about the shortcut or having missing posters on the side of the building  the player could look at making the world seem a little more alive during those little parts.

Overall it's a good game with a great art style and interesting story, the game could be improved with a little bit of more interaction with the world but it works as it is and I want to see what else you will come up with in the next game. 

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Thank you so much for the feedback Spudcats! Much appreciated.

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Hi JugheadGaming!

You don't actually need to install the game. Just download the Long Road Ahead as shown for 64 Bit / 32 Bit based on your Window OS. When you finish the download:

1.) Finish Download: Look for the file directory Long Road Ahead.
2.) Right click on [ LongRoadAhead.rar ], and use (WinZip) to extract the file to your preferred file directory.
3.) If WinZip extraction success.  Open the folder, look for [ CVG_LongRoadAhead.exe ] application.
4.) Double click [ CVG_LongRoadAhead.exe ] You may start playing the game. :D

Cheers & Sorry for any inconvenient causes

PS: Let us know if you still have any trouble. 

This was a PHENOMENAL short horror experience. The atmosphere started off right away and had me on the edge of my seat. The characters had personality and it was easy to get immersed in the experience and relate to them. This game really makes you wonder what all happens on the side of the road in the night while you’re driving on a daily basis. Even if it isn’t supernatural, there is still a pretty good possibility that horrors lurk in the darkness. The art style was beautiful and the animation was very well done. The game had awesome lighting and shadows that ran super smoothly compared to a lot of recent indie horror titles. Thanks so much for making this! Can’t wait to see more from you guys!

Really fun, interesting and unique game!!!!

Hi Jakumie!

Glad you enjoyed it so far! n_n What else do you think and feedback (C&C) for the Long Road Ahead?

Cheers!

The Style Of This game was very unique. Great game

Hi EyeDisconnected! 

Thanks for giving a try on Long Road Ahead. We watched your Let's Play vid, you missed one detail on Old Streetlight Scene, which it also slightly relate to Chinese culture as well as the Lanterns. :D Nonetheless, thanks for playing and we hope you enjoy the creepy short story we try to deliver.

CHEERS!

This looks really cool.

Thanks! Would you give it a try? :)

I just finished playing it and I like this style. I hope you make more games like this in the future.

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Thank you so much for giving it a try! Do stay in touch via our Facebook page & Twitter for more :)

Cheers!

Hi! I'm just wondering, is the entire actual game downloadable on Mac as well? Or is it only downloadable on Windows?

Hi Astral, 

It is only for Windows for now. Due to the fact that, we do not own Mac, thus we aren't entirely sure whether it will 100% work on Mac OS. Sorry for any inconvenience cause. :'(

I LOVED your style in this game. It's amazing and I wish there were more of it. I'm so happy to have to chance to have played this and I can't wait to see more of your work!


https://youtu.be/fWLDB5Asz-4

Hi there! Professor and Simi!

We are so glad you enjoyed The Long Road Ahead! 
Stay in touch & follow us via our Facebook page & twitter for more! n_n

Cheers & Have a nice day! :D

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Your project has a lot of potential!!
The paper cutout/comic art style is so pretty and well implemented. The fact that you managed to blend the it with the realistic lighting of Unreal engine 4 is impressive. The result is unique and pleasing to the eyes. Not many games lately have such a unique art style. So kudos for that!
Audio wise the game is pretty good. The simple ambience and the motorcycle sounds make the scenes more believable, while the background music makes the game atmospheric, when it needs to be. The overall audio mix is balanced, so every sound is easily audible and not covered by others.
Gameplay wise you surprised me. I expected something closer to a visual novel, but you actually put parts where we can control the player. I feel this aproach can provide a lot in a bigger more complete project. Not to mention that it can enhance the storytelling.
Talking of storytelling, the plot of the game is interesting. It has a nice flow and a really not expected ending in my opinion. This demo is short, as it is more of a concept of work, but it is really well-made and it shows.
Hopefully we will see a full game with the same principles as this demo.
I wish you the best of luck!!

Hi Neurobew!

Gosh! Thanks for every lil bits of your comment & feedback! We are truly appreciate! every single of them! Above all, thanks for the Let's Play vid!

Please do stay in touch & follow us via Facebook & twitter for more of these! n_n

Cheers & Have a nice day! :D

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No problem! As I said before your game is great, so it was my pleasure experiencing it.
Sure, I'll follow you on twitter!
Have a nice day you too!!

Wow, I totally adore the artstyle! Could you tell us what engine did you use to create it? Was it Unity?

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Hi there AcceleRaptor!

Thanks and we are glad you liked the Artstyle! :) 
We developed the game in Unreal Engine 4. Manage to give The Long Road Ahead a try? :D

Cheers!

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