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Do you have any ideas for your next project? :wink:
I have a few ideas for much smaller games that I've started fleshing out. I haven't been able to make much headway yet, though.

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Hints & Tips / Re: Adventure - Welcome to the genre
« on: 08 Feb 2018, 23:50 »
Congratulations!

Something else you might have noticed:
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If you ever try talking to Thalia in just about any other room in the game at any other time, she never says anything like "I haven't gotten to the point where I feel like talking to myself", she says "Sorry, I don't feel like talking right now". ;)

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Hints & Tips / Re: Adventure - Welcome to the genre
« on: 08 Feb 2018, 23:05 »
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I can think of three "strange/out of this world" places: the alien planet, the 3D labyrinth, and the Momo game. Also the Administrator's room, but Thalia visits it early enough, not in a later part of the game. "Minus green": the creatures of the alien planet are green and shaped somewhat like minus sign, I tried talking to them, doesn't help.
You are very, very close. You have all the pieces, you just need to put them together. Also, regarding minus green:
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Google is your friend. ;)

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Hints & Tips / Re: Adventure - Welcome to the genre
« on: 07 Feb 2018, 22:15 »
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About the ravine, top isn't the one but at bottom, there're two arrow (exit points) bottom right and slightly at middle left (as seen on below pic but cannot use it)
Ah, that hotspot. That arrow supposed to be there. It's just there to show that the ravine isn't finished being "built" yet. Thalia should try walking that way, say "Darn -- looks like this ravine doesn't lead anywhere.", then turn around.

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Thank you very much, BunnyShoggoth!

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I also loved the idea about "adventure archeology" and the pre-computer origins of the adventure genre. Know what, I have my own idea about this, that perhaps "purely digital" characters existed in some forms and interacted with humans before humans even invented computers. Some paranormal researchers believe that humanity during its whole history has been surrounded by weird teleporting and shapeshifting creatures made of unknown form of energy who manifested themselves as "ghosts", "demons", fairy folk, etc.; sounds really reminiscent of game characters with their changing sprites and CommKeys, doesn't it? ;)
That is some interesting stuff. There's probably enough material there to make a whole new game out of (though I doubt I'd be up to the task).

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Hints & Tips / Re: Adventure - Welcome to the genre
« on: 07 Feb 2018, 11:38 »
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Here what I tried with record but no result:
1) having other character deal with it
2) I considered hidding cratches by dipping it into tar
Anything else I am missing?
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Have you met anyone who can help you make the record a different color?
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Ichabod can help you. Give him the record to paint it a different color.
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The color you should paint it is blue.


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To room where silk is tied to a tree, I see an arrow pointing to ravine ravine hotspot but cannot exit this way
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Are you on top of the ravine? You should be able to leave that way. Try clicking in a slightly different spot.

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Hints & Tips / Re: Adventure - Welcome to the genre
« on: 06 Feb 2018, 23:45 »
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the only obvious thing I can see is broken but need some repair. I tried interact this everywhere but still.
Any suggestion? I click totally by random
What exactly are you trying to do?

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Hints & Tips / Re: Adventure - Welcome to the genre
« on: 06 Feb 2018, 21:09 »
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about book, does any kind animal archealolist show me is correct one?
If not then which one?
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The archeologist should be able to help you identify the strange animal in the kids' room. If you try interacting with the book again and Thalia doesn't do it, you've got the right animal.


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I might have encountered a bug: after getting recorder after she leave and try getting book again, game doesn't get further or get too long to process.!
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I'm having trouble understanding your problem. Are you saying that the game gets stuck? I tried replicating the problem and I couldn't get it to happen, unfortunately -- Thalia just walks to the books and says she's had enough identifying mammals for one day.


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I already asked plant medalion and I presume it that thing malcom have thrown away
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That's not what the plant is looking for. The plant should have told you that it wants something that is the same shape as its medallion (round and flat), and it wants it to be a color that stands out from the other colors in the room it's in.


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Transforming in to jennifer:
I presume when you said "North cliff" is the one left of archealolist?
There no obvious place to hide except slightly behind border but it's hard pointing that device on exact spot
If that room isn't right one then which one?
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That is the right room. Hide behind the rock pillar on the left by using the Hand icon on it.

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Hints & Tips / Re: Adventure - Welcome to the genre
« on: 06 Feb 2018, 04:55 »
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4) used pic with archaeologist: was this suppose to give me sometime?
Hint:
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Have you looked at the items near the archeologist and found anything that might help you solve a little mystery you might have encountered?


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I know I need giving something to plant for white medalion - torin passge but what?
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Have you talked with the plant to learn exactly what it wants in exchange for the medallion?


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About mindsweep thing given by jeff - VR room, where can use it? I tried using on bird where I met malcom but it too far?
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You need something to lure the bird closer, and that requires helping another animal.
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Have you noticed any creature in the kids' room that looks out of place?
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Look at the creature sitting next to the stream. Have you met anyone who might be able to help you figure out what it is?
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Go to the archeologist and examine the books beside her.


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Where best place to transform into Jennifer?
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Remember how Rusty said that Jeff would probably be somewhere where he feels "at home?"
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Look at Jeff's profile. What room in the Mega-Game would match up with his interests the most?
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Go to the north cliff overlooking the ocean. Be sure to find a place to hide.

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Ok, at the risk of sounding like a cheater, I’m going to bite the bullet and ask the question:  any plans for a walkthrough?  (Please?)  Loving this game, but I’m not even able to get as far as the folks asking questions in the hints & tips section.  I don’t want to give up on it, I really like this game!  Quirky and lots of fun!

Thanks in advance...just try not to scold me!  (laugh)
I'm glad you're enjoying it so far! There is a walkthrough available on the game's site.

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Hints & Tips / Re: Adventure - Welcome to the genre
« on: 03 Feb 2018, 04:18 »
That game was a trip and a half, an awesome conclusion to an awesome saga! Some if the puzzles were really tricky and ingenious, especially the ones relying on "in-game" mechanics, like
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the code on the pillar in the 3D maze, the zoom-in and zoom-out in the garden to get the lazy CGMS agent to transport you, and the non-verbal dialogues in Suzy-Ann's console game.
What I'm really stumped on is
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finding that Easter Egg with the questions.
Thank you very much!

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Easter Egg, I'm assuming you saw my "out of this world" hint in the game announcement thread.
If you want another hint...
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When you first arrive in a strange place, it's always good to have someone to talk to.
One more hint...
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Minus green.

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You're more than welcome. Thank you for the amazingly fun time! May I ask how long it took you to make the game?
Even though it's been about six years since I officially started working on this game, there were long stretches that I didn't get any work done. I added up the days where I recorded I worked, and the actual number of days I spent working on this game was a lot lower than I thought it would be: approximately 484.

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The 3D maze section blew me away! I suspect it was kind of "simulated" 3D in the maze section but it was super well done! Did you create that effect yourself or was it a module?
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I did not make that section; that was Richard Evans (Wretched)'s Easy3D Module.

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For a product that you obviously can never legally make a single cent from without getting hit by a million C&Ds it's top professional level in all regards.

You must be nuts! (laugh)
Yep. :grin: I definitely want to make a 100% original game now that I've got a good handle on AGS. It'll definitely take a while to get started, though.

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Wow, thanks for the glowing appraisal, Mandle! I wanted to make this game longer and more difficult than the previous two games without making it ridiculously unfair and frustrating, and judging by what you're saying, it sounds like I hit that sweet spot. :)

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Hints & Tips / Re: Adventure - Welcome to the genre
« on: 30 Jan 2018, 18:27 »
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I forgot the administrator was a dragon!

That was one of the parts of the game that made me feel like a genius!

I tried it on the spur of the moment, just in case, not expecting it to work, and then it did!

Pure magical feeling!
Cool! That part of the game stumped most of the testers, so congrats on figuring it out. :)

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If anyone who has finished the game is wondering what the "Questions" section in the credits refers to, they are featured in an Easter Egg in the later part of the game that may be a little hard to find...but hopefully it isn't too out of this world.

*hint hint*  ;)

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Wow!  Long time no see, Akril!  And really kick@$$ new game here!
Thank you.

well done! curious, what was the "one track" of mine you used? I hope to get a bunch more into my (ancient) free section. for now tho it's nice to find out you grabbed one and used it! unless you used the original nelly cootalot theme, in which case, law suit pending. just kidding ;)
Thank you! The track was "Test 2", and it appears in the game's finale.

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Just wanted to jump in to congratulate for the release        

and to confess that I already dived into your game, having lots of fun playing (nod)


... and to report about a little oopsy/crash when I used the ...
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... mirror on the lit torch in the cave


 (sorry, I can't stop trying stupid things :grin: )

Thanks for catching that. I'll be sure to fix it when I get the chance. For some reason, I've been getting a lot of unhandled_event errors with this game, and I'm not sure why.

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Hints & Tips / Re: Adventure - Welcome to the genre
« on: 27 Jan 2018, 22:13 »
Thanks Akril15.
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I forgot the administrator was a dragon! I even tried to ignite the torch in the power socket in Vertex! Dumbass me.
Anyway, finished the game now. Some of those later puzzles were diabolically brilliant, congrats on a great game. (oh I found 1 little cursor bug, I'll try to replicate it and send you a pm)
Congrats (and thanks in advance)!

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Playing as soon as possible. Loved the first two and by the sound of it this one lives up to what they delivered!
I certainly hope so. Thank you! :)

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Hints & Tips / Re: Adventure - Welcome to the genre
« on: 26 Jan 2018, 17:52 »
Thanks Arj0n, but alas I am not wiser, nor have I got the part I require.

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I got rid of the critter early using the fruit, I replayed the game from start even, but how do I get the crank from the jack-in-the-box? The critter had no interest in that device. (Oh, I solved the pig dilemma BTW)

You won't be able to liberate the crank until
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you've gotten further into the cave. Have you found a way of lighting your way?

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If not, you need to make a torch.

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There's a branch in the woods to the far west.

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Dip the branch in the tar pit to make a complete unlit torch. Now you just need to find a way to set it on fire.

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Have you encountered anything (or anyone) capable of producing fire?

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Have you met the Administrator yet? If not, you should get a call telling you about the Administrator the second time you try leaving the Mega-Game.

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Use the torch on the blank space in the Admin's room. Now you can go deeper inside the cave.

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