AGS Awards votes close at 23:59 GMT on Tuesday 10 March 2015. You haven't yet voted, so you've got 10 days and 18 hours left to play the games and decide which to vote for!

Author Topic: [ RELEASED ] THE BUM  (Read 8807 times)  Share 

Gribbler

  • I'm selling these fine leather jackets.
  • Gribbler worked on a game that was nominated for an AGS Award!Gribbler worked on a game that won an AGS Award!
[ RELEASED ] THE BUM
« on: 07 Dec 2012, 18:00 »

Hello fellow adventurers!

I'm happy to announce my first game, working title THE BUM, which is finally near completion. I started the project over 6 years ago (yep!) but as my graphics skills were pretty poor (and, quite frankly, still are...) it was rather stagnant for most of the time. Fortunately talented background/sprite/animation artist came onboard about a year ago and things sped up.

The game tells a story of a homeless man who communicates with the world using an old sock on his right hand. He's a huge football fan and plays it a lot near his backalley. One day he gets mugged by a wandering bully and looses his precious ball in the process. Now he must pull himself together, team up with a local superhero, find a new ball and confront his oppressor again.

Here are some screenshots:










PROGRESS:
Story 100%
Puzzles 100%
Scripting 90%
Graphics 95%
Sound 60%

Let us know guys what you think. We highly value your opinion.

Thanks!

TEASER TRAILER HERE:
http://youtu.be/Ke7D-vx9qes

TRAILER AVAILABLE HERE:
http://youtu.be/VVUzX_m4A08
« Last Edit: 26 Apr 2013, 12:36 by Darth Mandarb »

Cleanic

    • I can help with translating
    •  
Re: THE BUM
« Reply #1 on: 07 Dec 2012, 18:23 »
Loving it
"Loose ends have a way of strangling you"

Ghost

  • AGS Baker
  • Rottwheelers
  • Möhrchen!
  • Ghost worked on a game that was nominated for an AGS Award!Ghost worked on a game that won an AGS Award!
Re: THE BUM
« Reply #2 on: 07 Dec 2012, 18:45 »
Now he must pull himself together, team up with a local superhero, find a new ball and confront his oppressor again.

That plot is right up my alley and I am eager to play! Very nice graphics, too, I like the cartoony style

Squinky

  • I am Tom Selleck's Love Child.
Re: THE BUM
« Reply #3 on: 07 Dec 2012, 18:55 »
This looks awesome!

cat

  • Mittens Baronet
  • AGS Baker
  • Neko!
  • cat worked on a game that was nominated for an AGS Award!
Re: THE BUM
« Reply #4 on: 07 Dec 2012, 19:10 »
Love the graphics and the story sounds fun!

CaptainD

    • I can help with play testing
    •  
    • I can help with story design
    •  
    • I can help with voice acting
    •  
  • CaptainD worked on a game that won an AGS Award!
Re: THE BUM
« Reply #5 on: 07 Dec 2012, 19:18 »
Ah, for a moment I got really excited because I thought you'd made a game starring that bum in the airport in Zak McKraken... but this still looks great!  :-D

Tabata

  • mouse-fetishist & smiley-maniac
Re: THE BUM
« Reply #6 on: 07 Dec 2012, 19:18 »
Nice screenies with a lot of interesting stuff to explore
and the story sounds like we will have fun!

                 

Re: THE BUM
« Reply #7 on: 07 Dec 2012, 19:32 »
I love the plot and graphics. Stunning situation for designing puzzles. Good luck!

selmiak

  • ǝsıɔɹǝxǝ ʞɔǝu puɐ uıɐɹq
    • I can help with play testing
    •  
    • I can help with proof reading
    •  
    • I can help with translating
    •  
    • I can help with web design
    •  
  • selmiak worked on a game that was nominated for an AGS Award!
Re: THE BUM
« Reply #8 on: 07 Dec 2012, 20:17 »
loving it already :D
 

Fitz

  • Resident Xenomorph
  • Fitz worked on a game that was nominated for an AGS Award!
Re: THE BUM
« Reply #9 on: 07 Dec 2012, 20:58 »
The first sentence of the plot summary alone makes for an interesting premise. It'd be funny if the TALK cursor was a sock. And instead of in a pocket, he could store his inventory in another sock!

Gribbler

  • I'm selling these fine leather jackets.
  • Gribbler worked on a game that was nominated for an AGS Award!Gribbler worked on a game that won an AGS Award!
Re: THE BUM
« Reply #10 on: 07 Dec 2012, 21:59 »
I'm glad you like the artstyle and somewhat abstract plot - protagonist is in fact a sock with a bum "attached" to it:)

JSH

  • Imitate, assimilate, innovate
Re: THE BUM
« Reply #11 on: 07 Dec 2012, 22:33 »
This looks like a fun game filled with plenty of laughs, I like the cartoonish graphics and wacky plot. Looking forward to playing :)

TheBitPriest

    • I can help with backgrounds
    •  
    • I can help with play testing
    •  
    • I can help with proof reading
    •  
    • I can help with scripting
    •  
    • I can help with voice acting
    •  
Re: THE BUM
« Reply #12 on: 07 Dec 2012, 23:34 »
Love the look!  Can't wait!

KodiakBehr

  • Cavefish
  • Click click click click click...
  • KodiakBehr worked on a game that was nominated for an AGS Award!
Re: THE BUM
« Reply #13 on: 08 Dec 2012, 01:26 »
I love it when somebody just appears out of nowhere and shows off something they've clearly been working really hard on.  I'll play this for sure when it's ready.

Mods

  • Global Moderator
  • AdventureX Crew
  • Mittens Duke
  • Mittens Founder
    • Lifetime Achievement Award Winner
    •  
  • Mods worked on a game that was nominated for an AGS Award!Mods worked on a game that won an AGS Award!
Re: THE BUM
« Reply #14 on: 08 Dec 2012, 01:48 »
What? Oh not me, another bum. Looks and sounds great!
Mark "Mods" Lovegrove -  Screen 7 - AdventureX

kconan

  • Conan
Re: THE BUM
« Reply #15 on: 08 Dec 2012, 03:34 »
  Wow, this looks awesome!  Good luck with development.

Nixxon

  • IbeX Founder
Re: THE BUM
« Reply #16 on: 10 Dec 2012, 20:59 »
Can't wait to play this one!

Ascovel

  • Mittens Serf
  • Look into the eyes of Rooster Cockburn!
    • I can help with story design
    •  
  • Ascovel worked on a game that was nominated for an AGS Award!Ascovel worked on a game that won an AGS Award!
Re: THE BUM
« Reply #17 on: 11 Dec 2012, 01:17 »
What is it about bums that makes them such perfect (and lovable) adventure game heroes?

Gribbler

  • I'm selling these fine leather jackets.
  • Gribbler worked on a game that was nominated for an AGS Award!Gribbler worked on a game that won an AGS Award!
Re: THE BUM
« Reply #18 on: 11 Dec 2012, 09:58 »
Lol back in 2006 when this project started there wasn't any. How many bum
 games are there now?:)