Are these actual "in game" screens? As mentioned by Cain there's no GUIs and/or characters? Since you've provided several graphic examples I'll let it slide but it would be nice to see something from within the game itself.
Love me some EGA!
Is that the NSEA Protector?
Hi Darth, no these are not in-game screens, apologies for that - I did my best to comply with the rules of the forum but somehow overlooked that detail. I will replace them shortly. And yes, it certainly is the NSEA Protector, you'll find some more Galaxy Quest references in Part II of Orbital Adventure (which takes place on a cruise-spaceship).
Originally I began working on the entire game: Pensurian desert (as pictured), Cruise spaceship, and resort island, but decided to break it up into 3 separate parts to make the game more managable and less intimidating. This approach is working, though I should inform everybody that this work has already been two years in progress, which is why I decided not to post a WIP up until this point (I'm currently a full time uni student, studying medical science, though I devote plenty of my free time in holidays to working on this project I'm rarely able to work on it during semester).
Part I may not be too far from release, and I have put in hours upon hours of work into the backgrounds, storyline, sprites and overall game development in these past two years.
It appears that you're strictly adhering to the classic EGA 16-color palette?
You bet - the goal here is to emulate late 80's, EGA, Sierra adventure style. I've found that by limiting my resources in this style has forced me to be more creative with my backgrounds and artwork, and I'm really hoping to recreate some nostalgia through a new adventure in retro-style. You might notice that the desert scenes are *very* similar to those in QFGII - note that they are *not* ripped directly from QFGII, rather I have spent many hours deconstructing artwork from QFGII and SQ2 in order to emulate their style, and hopefully produce some original and unique artwork of my own (as I said previously, to design an 80's, EGA, Sierra adventure style game that never was).
This reminds me of star wars. Really nice background with this many colors.
Some of the backgrounds for this game are based on reference pictures, and in fact the sinkhole picture was certainly based on a Tatooine picture which I found via Google pics. As my skills have improved over the years, I have gradually relied less and less on reference artwork - it's actually easier to draw my own pictures rather than rely on reference pictures.
I will provide occasional updates - I expect to get some real work done these coming holidays after my mid year exams.