Humbly asking you to consider, at least to play if you haven't:
Tales of Otubania
(it's not as bad as it sounds)
(it's not as bad as it looks)
game features random, computer-generated, thus dadaistic
setting/story/puzzles, which is quite original and will make you vote for it!
The game was released back in 2010, but wasn't added to the database until 2011, so it couldn't be part of last year's awards. And that's why I want to bring it back up here.
Tales of Otubania is fully voiced
with (only) my lovely voice, and the dialogues
, monologues, comments and characters are intended and said to be funny, also there's much to try out besides the direct solution, almost every silly action and interaction gets a different response.(bad things: some annoying flaws in the gameplay, like having to use exits instead of walking to them, and inventory has no visible hotspot (it's always the center of the icon), and as you can see, terribly simple, but hopefully still working graphics. Well, and illogical puzzles, because they're generated by my very own Artificial Non-Intelligence)
But don't take my words for it, listen to what these enthusiasts
said in the comments section on the games database page:"[...] above average.""[...] understandably weak [...]""[...] worth the time it takes.""whimsical [...]"
It was rated with 5 Cups
by the AGS rating panel, 2 of which are even blue!
There are even two "Let's Play" videos of the game available on YouTube, one by our very own community member Domithan
, the other one
by someone who found it somewhere else I think. That being said, I'd of course appreciate if you play the game yourself!
Should I recommend some award categories
in which I'd happily see my game getting nominated?
Well, here you go:
* Voice Work
* Non-Player Character
* Dialogue Writing
* Original Story (in the sense of an original idea for this experiment, and some amount of creativity to fit a story to the puzzles and setting given by the story generator)
* Joke Game (if this category is chosen to be included)
* Innovation (decided by the commitee, but still!)