Author Topic: Z&ZC: Zniw Adventure - 95% completed (up. 03.11.2017)  (Read 31199 times)  Share 

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It's a long way home, and the primal world of Cretaceous Earth isn't exactly known for it's safety for unwary travellers - by the several unfortunate events, a young female dinosaur, known as Zniw, ended up far, far away from her family and home city of Wajapulka. Things can't really end like that for her - the road is long, the prehistoric land of Polisemia huge and savage, and Zniw herself is often limited by her own physical capabilities and the desire for food in order to survive.

Do you have what it takes to help our poor Zniw get home?
 

The story presented in the game serves as a prequel to Karolina Twardosz's yet-to-be released comic book "Zid, Zniw and Others".

>> Features:
* dinosaurs! (without lasers, but still!)
* no gore, blood or any nasty stuff, fun for everyone, regardless of their age
* 640x480 cartoon visuals created by Karolina 'Twarda' Twardosz
* easy to use verb-coin gui implemented
* a mini-map system, showing your current location, visited places, as well as locations where you dropped an important item
* built-in encyclopedia of game's lore, describing the characters and visited places
* unlockable rewards system, packed with goodies like concept art and minigames

Updates and links:
>> Screenshots:

The home is far, far away, Zniw...


Some characters you will meet will be helpful...


Others...well, not so much.


But using your wit, cunning and intelligence...


...and your (almost nonexistent) knowledge about the savage lands...


...I'm sure you will figure something out!


And let's hope you won't end as a tasty treat for a larger predator...


...or unintentionally anger the local fauna!

>> Animation samples:




>> The team:
* Game/tools programming/scripting - CrashPL
* Art & animations - Twarda
* Game & character design - Twarda
* Additional art/design - CrashPL

>> Technical details:
AGS v3.3.0.1156 - 32-bit Direct3D 9 game, 640x480.

>> Estimated release date:
Early 2017

>> Development notes:
* Original post date: The first and the second location is finished, and currently being tested (Scattered Woods [night] and The Great River, south bank [dawn]), we're working on the third location (The Great River, north bank) now!
* 05.12.2014 - the third location is currently being tested and scripted, working on fourth one now!
* 16.12.2014 - third location finished gameplay-wise, scripting the cutscenes, Twarda does artworks for the fourth location.
* 25.04.2016 - whew, it took quite a while! Fourth, fifth and sixth location completed. The game is 85% completed, features 57 unique rooms and is now on Greenlight!
* 22.11.2016 - and this one took even a longer while. Greenlight successfully ended way back in May, 95% of the game complete, also working on the Polish translation.

(you can also check our tumblr accounts for several updates, regarding the game, using the 'ctgame' (the codename of the game) tag:
Twarda's tumblr
CrashPL's tumblr


And well... we do really hope you enjoyed it so far! :-D Any feedback always appreciated!
« Last Edit: 03 Nov 2017, 20:30 by CrashPL »

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Re: Zniw Adventure - 20% completed!
« Reply #1 on: 22 Jun 2014, 21:03 »
Wow! Great looking game. The close-ups look magnificent.

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Re: Zniw Adventure - 20% completed!
« Reply #2 on: 22 Jun 2014, 21:05 »
This looks lovely!  The graphics style is great, I like the speech bubbles, and altogether it just looks terrific! 8-)

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Re: Zniw Adventure - 20% completed!
« Reply #3 on: 22 Jun 2014, 21:06 »
One of the most unique games I've seen on here. Everything about this looks good.

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Re: Zniw Adventure - 20% completed!
« Reply #4 on: 22 Jun 2014, 21:39 »
Great stuff! It does look unique!
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Re: Zniw Adventure - 20% completed!
« Reply #5 on: 22 Jun 2014, 21:45 »
This is absolutely fascinating!
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Re: Zniw Adventure - 20% completed!
« Reply #6 on: 22 Jun 2014, 21:54 »
Wow! I'm in love with those screenshots!
Terrific work!

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Re: Zniw Adventure - 20% completed!
« Reply #7 on: 22 Jun 2014, 22:14 »
This looks great! Best of luck bringing it together. I'll have my eye on this :-)
But... How do you pronounce Zniw?
« Last Edit: 19 Sep 2014, 17:58 by Stupot+ »

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Re: Zniw Adventure - 20% completed!
« Reply #8 on: 22 Jun 2014, 22:23 »
Nice looking game you have there! I love those smooth animations :)

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Re: Zniw Adventure - 20% completed!
« Reply #9 on: 22 Jun 2014, 22:51 »
Awwww! Zniw is such a sweet Charakter and so nicely animated
This game looks really like "my blue cup of tea" (nod)

Lots of luck for this cute project.
             

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Re: Zniw Adventure - 20% completed!
« Reply #10 on: 22 Jun 2014, 22:58 »
looking very good, nice and smooth already, keep it up!

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Re: Zniw Adventure - 20% completed!
« Reply #11 on: 23 Jun 2014, 01:25 »
Wow! Looks amazing! :D
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Re: Zniw Adventure - 20% completed!
« Reply #12 on: 23 Jun 2014, 04:52 »
Lovely game :-D Looks like a lot of fun (laugh) Best of luck!

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Re: Zniw Adventure - 20% completed!
« Reply #13 on: 23 Jun 2014, 06:37 »
Will this be a kid-friendly game? If so, I have a little guy who is going to love it.

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Re: Zniw Adventure - 20% completed!
« Reply #14 on: 23 Jun 2014, 07:53 »
Looks awesome, all around! The backgrounds are stylish, the animations are nicely detailed (diagonal loops, tail wagging) and the characters look cute and cuddly (even that crocodile). You'd think a big, bipedal lizard is a weird choice for a game character, but here at AGS it happens more often than you think ;)

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Re: Zniw Adventure - 20% completed!
« Reply #15 on: 23 Jun 2014, 21:54 »
Haha, wow, thanks for all the feedback! We're very glad you liked it so far. :D Actually such a great feeling, when some of my idols (I played quite a few AGS games back in the day) are commenting on our game. :D Now for answering the questions...

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But... How do you pronounce Zniw?

Well, I know, it may sound a bit confusing for non-polish speakers. ;) You see, in polish you pronounce it as you read it. In English I guess it should sound like the word "sniff", but with softer 'z', instead of 's'.

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Will this be a kid-friendly game? If so, I have a little guy who is going to love it.

Yes! We're aiming at an all-ages-friendly game, without any unnecessary blood or swear words. You know, just pure fun for everyone. :D

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Also: rodacy bo boju!

Jak najbardziej! Zawsze miło spotkać rodaka na angielskojęzycznym forum. ;)

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In other news we hope to release a playable demo of the first act (Scattered Woods) soon (after I iron out some smaller bugs, and code some more features)!

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Re: Zniw Adventure - 20% completed!
« Reply #16 on: 25 Jun 2014, 07:56 »
Looks great! High production value!
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Re: Zniw Adventure - 20% completed!
« Reply #17 on: 26 Jun 2014, 02:18 »
This looks fantastic!

CrashPL

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Re: Zniw Adventure - 20% completed!
« Reply #18 on: 08 Jul 2014, 22:17 »
Thanks guys! Now that I've taken care of the University stuff, one thing less clogs my free time, so it's update time!


The encyclopedia view, it will cover most of the game lore, including seen places, items and characters.



This poor little (stuck) Ankylosaurus will surely need our help



Of course no indie game would be complete without some kind of an 8-bit mockup/homage. Here you will have glorious 8-bit minigames!


And a little bit of lovely character concept arts, from the talented Karolina:

Merd the elder turtle



S. Snake

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Re: Zniw Adventure - 20% completed!
« Reply #19 on: 09 Jul 2014, 17:30 »
I love the charming cartoony/comic book style, with the speech bubbles, cute icons, stylized pop-up windows and all that. The protagonist looks very cute and likeable. I also dig the warm and peaceful color palette, I think it's spot on. It reminds me of a series of illustrated books for learning English I read as a child in PL but that is certainly a good thing. The overall quality of graphics is so high I wish you were making it in even higher res (640x480 is pretty high by AGS standards, though). I'm really eager to play it :)

On a side note, I can't help noticing the Polish branch of AGS is growing & getting stronger year by year... Way to go, way to go!