Author Topic: The Knobbly Crook: Full Game (Chapters I-III) - Now in Beta  (Read 27880 times)

Re: The Knobbly Crook: Chapter II - The Face of the Face
« Reply #120 on: 26 Jul 2017, 18:25 »
Yikes! I dare people to use this pic as a desktop background!
You do have an uniquely amazing style, feels both creepy and captivating. Can't wait to play the second chapter.

Re: The Knobbly Crook: Chapter II - The Face of the Face
« Reply #121 on: 26 Jul 2017, 20:53 »
Wow that guy is super creepy! But fantastic job on the artwork. :)

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Re: The Knobbly Crook: Chapter II - The Face of the Face
« Reply #122 on: 26 Jul 2017, 21:31 »
this guy is so cool, looks a bit like my neighbour. Keep it up! :-D

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Re: The Knobbly Crook: Chapter II - The Face of the Face
« Reply #123 on: 27 Jul 2017, 01:55 »
Yikes! I dare people to use this pic as a desktop background!
You do have an uniquely amazing style, feels both creepy and captivating. Can't wait to play the second chapter.

Thanks, it's going to be the second-and-third chapters in one - the complete story!

Wow that guy is super creepy! But fantastic job on the artwork. :)

Thank you. I think he's kind of cute.

this guy is so cool, looks a bit like my neighbour. Keep it up! :-D

I think your neighbor needs a hug! Just not too hard because you might pop out his eyes.

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Re: The Knobbly Crook: Chapter II - The Face of the Face
« Reply #124 on: 23 Aug 2017, 05:13 »
The Gouger gouges!

Big progress lately on the puzzles. There is an end in sight.


Re: The Knobbly Crook: Chapter II - The Face of the Face
« Reply #125 on: 23 Aug 2017, 21:14 »
Amazing work as always! Interesting weapon he has there also.

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Re: The Knobbly Crook: Chapter II - The Face of the Face
« Reply #126 on: 23 Aug 2017, 23:43 »
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The Gouger gouges!
It reminds me of a Pixies' song.
Could you tell him to get that spoon away from our eyes?
 

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Re: The Knobbly Crook: Chapter II - The Face of the Face
« Reply #127 on: 23 Aug 2017, 23:47 »
It's a carving tool which he primarily uses to make dolls... however, there may come a time towards the end of the game where we see the Knobbcrookians defend themselves.  :X

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Re: The Knobbly Crook: Chapter II - The Face of the Face
« Reply #128 on: 04 Sep 2017, 20:49 »
Mandatory Labor Day Budgie Test!

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Re: The Knobbly Crook: Chapter II - The Face of the Face
« Reply #129 on: 16 Oct 2017, 03:34 »
Augustus the Combustus has some O'Sirus-caused chest pain. The white part will be ultra-jiggly, which is why it has less detail.


Re: The Knobbly Crook: Chapter II - The Face of the Face
« Reply #130 on: 16 Oct 2017, 04:25 »
Amazing design as always! Are those question marks on his beard-like area?

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Re: The Knobbly Crook: Chapter II - The Face of the Face
« Reply #131 on: 16 Oct 2017, 12:47 »
Amazing design as always! Are those question marks on his beard-like area?

They're parts of the Knobbcrookian flush swirl, a symbol for bankers. :)

Re: The Knobbly Crook: Chapter II - The Face of the Face
« Reply #132 on: 16 Oct 2017, 21:49 »
Wow, the eyes of the last character looks simply mesmerizing!

Re: The Knobbly Crook: Chapter II - The Face of the Face
« Reply #133 on: 17 Oct 2017, 15:00 »
Was just thinking to myself these graphics remind me of the Bloodlust game in my youth when ... it's the dude himself! (laugh) That style is unmistakable. New game looks amazing, dude.

Random Bloodlust memory: guy upside down with a funnel up his ass while it's raining nails. Ah memories  ;-D
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Re: The Knobbly Crook: Chapter II - The Face of the Face
« Reply #134 on: 18 Oct 2017, 00:18 »
Random Bloodlust memory: guy upside down with a funnel up his ass while it's raining nails. Ah memories  ;-D

Ahh the good old days of making super-cheapo mini-games with Troma. Gutter dev has never been more fun.

Re: The Knobbly Crook: Chapter II - The Face of the Face
« Reply #135 on: 18 Oct 2017, 02:22 »
Dude, your art is pretty and crazy, it's amazingly consistent and I just watched the youtube videos from your channel. I am intrigued. And I like you like colours. Your game is very colourful. I like green. And your characters they look a bit like made from offscourings, from a scrapyard, I don't know if it's the intent, I feel it is, which is cool and they would make cool toys.

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Re: The Knobbly Crook: Chapter II - The Face of the Face
« Reply #136 on: 18 Oct 2017, 02:55 »
Dude, your art is pretty and crazy, it's amazingly consistent and I just watched the youtube videos from your channel. I am intrigued. And I like you like colours. Your game is very colourful. I like green. And your characters they look a bit like made from offscourings, from a scrapyard, I don't know if it's the intent, I feel it is, which is cool and they would make cool toys.

Thanks! The junk theme is completely intentional - the Knobbcrookians are basically "junk golems" and all have some element of metal since they're the "scissors" in rock, paper, scissors. That lore will be explained in the upcoming chapters. I agree that they would make cool toys and it would be a dream come true if I had a shelf full of these guys. One can dream!

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Re: The Knobbly Crook: Chapter II - The Face of the Face
« Reply #137 on: 07 Dec 2017, 04:39 »
Here's a walkthrough of Chapter 1, which shows off all of the new visual additions (including major color corrections using a monitor calibrator, smooth scrolling, multi-layers, Snarky's world bubbles, etc...) and some player-friendly changes. A few bugs still to fix!

If you've been interested in the art but aren't sure what the heck this thing is all about, I'd suggest watching a few minutes of it and seeing if it's your speed. Chapter 1 is 100% free and the next content updated (the final 2/3 of the game) will also be free. I'm doing this for fun:

Knobbly Crook Playthrough on Youtube

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Re: The Knobbly Crook: Chapter II - The Face of the Face
« Reply #138 on: 01 May 2018, 04:09 »
The (mostly) complete Knobbly Crook is now in Beta Testing mode and looking for victi--er---players. Details in the recruitment threat here: Testers Needed!

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Re: The Knobbly Crook: Full Game (Chapters I-III) - Now in Beta
« Reply #139 on: 02 May 2018, 10:30 »
G'day Bavolis!
 
I am having a lash at the beta, awesome graphics, story and animation! I'm only 730/960 at the moment, but have found a few issues - I'd better hide because I'd hate to spoil for others this great game. So..

Add spoiler tag for Hidden:
1. The mouseover exit slider doesn't move. When operated from show to hide or vice-versa, the effect actually happens - when back in the game they're there or gone as ordered and when you open the slider again it has assumed the commanded position. It just doesn't slide with the cursor.

2. The LOAD dialog. When first opened, the uppermost option is coloured as if has been selected, but it will not load without first being clicked upon. When it is clicked, the name (usually "stuck" in my usage :wink:) does not transfer to the uppermost window which usually indicates a successful selection. The game loads successfully, it's just that the player has no indication during the process.

3. On the way to and from Birthday Boy island, while still on the horizontal walkway, one can "use" the gondola and go to the top of the hill - conveniently teleporting through the hedgerow.

4. After ridding the world of Judgement Wardens (I love that term for politically correct nanny-police) at the festival you can still "look" at the balloon-pop (above the balloon window) and the speaker will reiterate the Judgement Warden warning.

5. Minor spelling/grammar - "aN angler", "he's A birthday boy plant", and "machemallow" should be "marshmallow". (The CAPS in the preceding are missing.

Sorry to nit-pick, but that's what a tester has to do. Now to find out how to
Add spoiler tag for Hidden:
stone-wash my pantaloons to attract the paper moths so I can distract the strongman and get the blood for the magic wand to kill the totems etc.etc
Fantastic game! Cheers!
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