With the deadline around the corner we have been busy at work, polishing and bug fixing the level.
One of the main improvements we have made is that we have properly addressed the sound in the level. Up until recently the only sounds we had finished were the sounds of rain and thunder outside, now we have ambient sounds in more areas of the level. This include soft outdoor ambience, distant thunder, rain on windows and so on. We have also now used a lot of the provided sound clips from the British Library. The provided rain sounds and 'woodland in winter' clips worked perfectly for the atmosphere we wanted to create.
We have given a decent amount of time just to tweak the sounds and get them to work in a way that is convincing and helps bring the player into the small world we have created. Sounds have made a massive difference to the feel and atmosphere of the level. As one of our main focus' was to really nail the creepy, unnerving atmosphere, the sounds really have helped to achieve this goals.