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Whispers of a Machine
« on: 16 May 2016, 08:49 »



AI was embedded everywhere. In our cars, in our homes. In the clothes we wore. For some of us, even inside our own bodies.

Dreading the Singularity, mankind abruptly put an end to AI. The result was a worldwide technological collapse.



Generations later, Vera, a federal homicide detective is sent to rural outpost Nordsund to investigate a string of murders.

Vera soon finds herself pulled into an invisible war about technology and religion. While some want to awaken the Singularity, seen as a last deity in a godless world, others are vehement technophobes.












Whispers of a Machine will feature handpainted 640x360 graphics, an exciting story with existential twists, and multiple endings.


The team
Petter Ljungqvist (The Samaritan Paradox), Writing, Art
Joel Staaf Hästö (Kathy Rain), Writing, Programming
Jacob Lincke, Music and Sound Effects
Pontus Lund, aka StillInThe90s (Camp 1), Assistant Animation

The game will be published by


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« Last Edit: 12 Dec 2017, 17:01 by Andail »

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Re: God's Algorithm
« Reply #1 on: 16 May 2016, 08:52 »
Interesting plot and gorgeous screens, teaming up two successful commercial adventure game developers, what's not to love?!

Re: God's Algorithm
« Reply #2 on: 16 May 2016, 09:38 »
Interesting plot and gorgeous screens, teaming up two successful commercial adventure game developers, what's not to love?!
Definitely agree, this looks beautiful!

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Re: God's Algorithm
« Reply #3 on: 16 May 2016, 09:45 »
Holy God! That second screenshot (train-line and city) is absolutely gorgeous!!!

Looks bloody exciting!

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Re: God's Algorithm
« Reply #4 on: 16 May 2016, 10:52 »
Agree with what the others have said.
It's looking lovely and story sounds interesting! (nod)

Good luck!
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Re: God's Algorithm
« Reply #5 on: 16 May 2016, 11:38 »
Congratz on official kick off!!! Looks awesome :-D

Have you been inspired by Simon Stalenhags art for the visual style/setting of the game?

Really looking forward to following the progress of this game :)

Re: God's Algorithm
« Reply #6 on: 16 May 2016, 12:16 »
Great news! I loved The Samaritan Paradox and I'm currently playing Kathy Rain and absolutely loving it.

The new games looks great and the story sounds very cool. Best of luck with the development, will be following closely :)
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Re: God's Algorithm
« Reply #7 on: 16 May 2016, 12:20 »
This sounds quite interesting and I love the artwork. Good luck with the development. I'm definitely looking forward to seeing more of this!

Re: God's Algorithm
« Reply #8 on: 16 May 2016, 12:34 »
Looking awesome! Kathy Rain is a must-play for me

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Re: God's Algorithm
« Reply #9 on: 16 May 2016, 13:49 »
Awesome story and graphics. I like the colors used and camera angles. Good luck with the production :)

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Re: God's Algorithm
« Reply #10 on: 16 May 2016, 14:03 »
These are exciting news! And it looks so great and like a very interesting world already. I'll keep and eye out for God's algorithm for sure!

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« Reply #11 on: 16 May 2016, 14:38 »
Such stunning artwork, it's almost understated in a way but the detail is sublime - love the concrete base rising out of the forest.

Just looking at that last screenshot - like true Bluesmen do we get to squeeze that lemon? And what is that thing on top of the chest of drawers.

Anyway, it looks and sounds fantastic.

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Re: God's Algorithm
« Reply #12 on: 16 May 2016, 15:00 »
Gorgeous stuff. All the best Andail and JSH. I will be following this closely :-D

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Re: God's Algorithm
« Reply #13 on: 16 May 2016, 15:17 »
Men this is beautiful, what a incredible looking game.

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Re: God's Algorithm
« Reply #14 on: 16 May 2016, 15:50 »
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Re: God's Algorithm
« Reply #15 on: 16 May 2016, 17:42 »
Absolutely beautiful! (nod) I must play this.

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Re: God's Algorithm
« Reply #16 on: 16 May 2016, 19:24 »
*spoils the whole game*
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Re: God's Algorithm
« Reply #17 on: 16 May 2016, 19:36 »
Looks beautiful. And considering your music taste in The Samaritan Paradox - it will sound beautiful too.

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Re: God's Algorithm
« Reply #18 on: 16 May 2016, 21:34 »
I am excited :D
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Re: God's Algorithm
« Reply #19 on: 16 May 2016, 21:39 »
Looking great, Andail! Glad to see you and Joel working on this, been watching it closely on twitter and definitely pleased to see the plans for a 2017 release date!

Re: God's Algorithm
« Reply #20 on: 17 May 2016, 21:15 »
Nice work!  Nice naturalistic color scheme and wide-open space feel also. Kind of like a Myst-ified Beneath a Steal Sky.

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Re: God's Algorithm
« Reply #21 on: 18 May 2016, 09:20 »
Thanks for the kind words, everybody! They're a real inspiration injection!

Have you been inspired by Simon Stalenhags art for the visual style/setting of the game?

I'm not gonna pretend I haven't looked at and to a degree studied Stålenhags art, like most contemporary digital painters I guess, and when you paint sci/fi-landscapes in a distinctly nordic light the association is inevitable...

The particular stretch of road in the top image is the highway leading from Göteborg to my former hometown Uddevalla, by the way :)

Re: God's Algorithm
« Reply #22 on: 27 May 2016, 09:52 »
I really liked the name of the game, and then I liked everything else even more: the plot, the art. Really nice.

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Re: God's Algorithm
« Reply #23 on: 28 May 2016, 09:42 »
Intriguing. Everything looks very soft. Ambitious sprite size! And those sprites look so crisp comparatively.

Re: God's Algorithm
« Reply #24 on: 29 May 2016, 19:04 »
need any help?

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Re: Whispers of a Machine
« Reply #25 on: 31 May 2016, 12:33 »
Important press release ;)
We have changed the title from God's Algorithm to Whispers of a Machine.
I also added another screenshot to make this a worthy update.

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We'll make sure to post in the recruitment section in that case, thanks though

PS:
Since I hate it when people bump their own threads excessively, I'm appending to this post to answer below question.

The reason we cut "God's Algorithm" is that it's a bit too 'techie' and complicated, and might deter non-computer-savvy players. Also, it refers to a game theory concept that won't really feature in the game, so it's a bit misguiding in that sense. "Whispers of a machine" has a (hopefully) broader appeal, and also happens to fit the plot spot on.
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Re: Whispers of a Machine
« Reply #26 on: 31 May 2016, 13:07 »
We have changed the title from God's Algorithm to Whispers of a Machine.

Hmmmmm...I must admit I thought the old title was better: The new one sounds a bit generic to my ear...Just my opinion of course...

Any reason for the change? Like you found another game with a similar name?

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Re: Whispers of a Machine
« Reply #27 on: 31 May 2016, 13:51 »
also looks like you need to change your forum signature if the new name is going to stick. ;)

Re: Whispers of a Machine
« Reply #28 on: 21 Jun 2016, 14:14 »
I like the new name - somehow it sounds more intriguing to me. And the new screenshot, of course, is super beautiful. :)

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Re: Whispers of a Machine
« Reply #29 on: 18 Jul 2016, 11:33 »
Ooooh, I love everything about this! The story, the setting, the look, EVERYTHING!
Really looking forward to seeing this in action. :)
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Re: Whispers of a Machine
« Reply #30 on: 30 Jul 2016, 15:11 »
Hi all, thought I'd chime in here a bit :)

This project is something me and Petter have been discussing for years, super excited that it's finally gonna happen! Things are moving a bit slow as I'm still quite busy with the mobile ports for Kathy Rain, but at some point this fall we should get going properly with the development. Stay tuned!

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Re: Whispers of a Machine
« Reply #31 on: 04 Aug 2016, 01:36 »
I'm still looking forward to this, Andail. I love the atmosphere, which isn't a surprise to me since all of your games have a great atmosphere. Great job and keep it up :)

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Re: Whispers of a Machine
« Reply #32 on: 04 Aug 2016, 01:43 »
Hi all, thought I'd chime in here a bit :)

This project is something me and Petter have been discussing for years, super excited that it's finally gonna happen! Things are moving a bit slow as I'm still quite busy with the mobile ports for Kathy Rain, but at some point this fall we should get going properly with the development. Stay tuned!

Good luck with the game ^^

Re: Whispers of a Machine
« Reply #33 on: 07 Aug 2016, 21:01 »
that looks absolutely fantastic. I love your scenery art. *_*

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Re: Whispers of a Machine
« Reply #34 on: 09 Aug 2016, 13:05 »
New background:
Not 100% done - the signs are basically placeholders, and some linework is a little rough - but you get the idea.

Re: Whispers of a Machine
« Reply #35 on: 09 Aug 2016, 13:45 »
This is looking fantastic mate, I really enjoyed TSM and Kathy Rain so I will definitely be picking this up. Name change was a good choice as well!
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Re: Whispers of a Machine
« Reply #36 on: 09 Aug 2016, 23:01 »
Looks great +1! The new name fits the visuals better also, I think.  God's Algorithm gives me more neon or Matrix-ey cyberpunk.  Whispers of the machine fits the hushed nature-filled, natural-palette scenes here.  Like the future disappeared and is whispering to the inhabitants through relics, or some such.  Can't wait for this!

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Re: Whispers of a Machine
« Reply #37 on: 10 Aug 2016, 03:57 »
Cool to see progress on this. I am fascinated with the idea of buildings within a building, and have been for some time, I like that you're doing something of that sort here.

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Re: Whispers of a Machine
« Reply #38 on: 10 Aug 2016, 13:12 »
I see it now ;-)
 

Re: Whispers of a Machine
« Reply #39 on: 11 Aug 2016, 11:01 »
This game looks really good.

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Re: Whispers of a Machine
« Reply #40 on: 17 Sep 2016, 19:47 »
Yo yo,
Time to add a new background to this thread. Those of you who follow me on Twitter will have seen it, so to also give you guys something extra I included a little step-by-step sequence to show you the process, kind of.









Thanks for watching!

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Re: Whispers of a Machine
« Reply #41 on: 17 Sep 2016, 19:53 »
That's amazing ;-D
I love seeing stuff being made by different people! Each one has a different perspective.

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Re: Whispers of a Machine
« Reply #42 on: 17 Sep 2016, 20:19 »
Lovely! (nod)
Had a little fun spotting the difference between the last 2 pics. (laugh)
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Re: Whispers of a Machine
« Reply #43 on: 17 Sep 2016, 20:55 »
Yo yo,
Time to add a new background to this thread. Those of you who follow me on Twitter will have seen it, so to also give you guys something extra I included a little step-by-step sequence to show you the process, kind of.

Andail this is so awesome,I always love looking at these kind of process,hoping that I might learn something.Unfortunately I don't have a twitter account,but I might just get one. :P

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Re: Whispers of a Machine
« Reply #44 on: 19 Sep 2016, 08:18 »
Great looking background, nice step-by-step artworks as well! Can't wait to see more of such lovely things. :)

Re: Whispers of a Machine
« Reply #45 on: 19 Sep 2016, 10:31 »
Great looking work there man!  Everything is coming together nicely.

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Re: Whispers of a Machine
« Reply #46 on: 03 Oct 2016, 18:32 »
Looking Excellent 8-)
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Re: Whispers of a Machine
« Reply #47 on: 04 Oct 2016, 14:59 »
Looks awesome.  Any chance of a sequel to Kathy Rain?

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Re: Whispers of a Machine
« Reply #48 on: 08 Oct 2016, 14:03 »
Looks awesome.  Any chance of a sequel to Kathy Rain?

It's a possiblity further down the line, but right now I'm fully engaged with WOAM :)
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« Reply #49 on: 08 Oct 2016, 17:21 »
New background:
Not 100% done - the signs are basically placeholders, and some linework is a little rough - but you get the idea.


Very fine... 8-)
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Re: Whispers of a Machine
« Reply #50 on: 17 Oct 2016, 12:35 »
Another must play! I think I´m gonna make a post of it in my blog.

Re: Whispers of a Machine
« Reply #51 on: 17 Oct 2016, 18:28 »
That hanger(?) background is giving me a real Studio Ghibli vibe, great work Andail.

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« Reply #52 on: 20 Oct 2016, 10:55 »
Thanks guys! Chicky, Studio Ghibli vibe is a great compliment :)

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« Reply #53 on: 20 Oct 2016, 21:04 »
This is looking lovely!
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« Reply #54 on: 20 Oct 2016, 21:31 »
New character looks great! (nod)
But but but... I can't remember how she looked before! :~(

Keep up the great work. :)
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Re: Whispers of a Machine
« Reply #55 on: 28 Oct 2016, 12:27 »
Backgrounds look awesome! As well as the heroine, but I must say I liked the first version more. She was cuter in my eyes. :)

Re: Whispers of a Machine
« Reply #56 on: 28 Oct 2016, 20:12 »
Love the visuals, and it's fun to see character with an asymmetric style. 8-)

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Re: Whispers of a Machine
« Reply #57 on: 30 Oct 2016, 14:44 »
Love the visuals, and it's fun to see character with an asymmetric style. 8-)

Indeed, this is going to be a nightmare to animate - doing all animations twice...

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« Reply #58 on: 05 Nov 2016, 09:12 »
Love the visuals, and it's fun to see character with an asymmetric style. 8-)

Indeed, this is going to be a nightmare to animate - doing all animations twice...

Twice is a bit of an exaggeration, frames just can't be flipped horizontally without tweaking the head :) Kathy Rain was a bit more difficult, since the asymmetry for her was prevalent over the entire sprite, not just the head. It still wasn't as much work as you'd think though, as many animations were drawn for a single direction anyway.

With that being said, since we are in somewhat uncharted waters with the bump to 640x360, we ARE looking for an additional animator to help alleviate the workload!
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Re: Whispers of a Machine
« Reply #59 on: 30 Nov 2016, 03:52 »
graphics remind me orion conspirancy, but i'm shocked about the details of your characters! Nice nice nice work!
If you don't get bored, it should work maybe.

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« Reply #60 on: 30 Nov 2016, 18:07 »
New thread page, that means new screenshot, hooray :)

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Re: Whispers of a Machine
« Reply #61 on: 30 Nov 2016, 18:22 »
Looks fantastic!  Glad to see development is coming along nicely.

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Re: Whispers of a Machine
« Reply #62 on: 30 Nov 2016, 21:12 »
oh nice! Let's a write a lot to get to a new page and a new screenshot soon!
That green light is cool. I'd totally click on it to walk into the light. Do these stairs lead to a door or are these glasswindows? Could be the outside world behind that or some eco terrarium thingy :D

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« Reply #63 on: 30 Nov 2016, 23:13 »
The man sitted down is great!
If you don't get bored, it should work maybe.

Re: Whispers of a Machine
« Reply #64 on: 30 Nov 2016, 23:22 »
Great looking screenshot, I like the colors!

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« Reply #65 on: 01 Dec 2016, 19:28 »
Looks awesome, love the characters! But they must be a pain to animate. :)
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« Reply #66 on: 01 Dec 2016, 23:06 »
Looks superb! I love the soft contrast and eerie vibe.

Might just be the best title/name ever, too!

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Re: Whispers of a Machine
« Reply #67 on: 07 Dec 2016, 13:29 »
Announcement time! Pontus "StillInThe90s" Lund has joined the team as an Assistant Animator :)

If you haven't already, be sure to check out his short and sweet game, Camp 1: http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=52224.new#new

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Re: Whispers of a Machine
« Reply #68 on: 08 Dec 2016, 11:23 »
Wanted to stop by and say this game looks GORGEOUS, and while I don't believe the singularity is a possibility the story sounds quite intriguing. Good luck guys!

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« Reply #69 on: 02 Jan 2017, 02:20 »
New thread page, that means new screenshot, hooray :)


Wow

Looking GREAT 8-)
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Re: Whispers of a Machine
« Reply #70 on: 02 Jan 2017, 06:08 »
Announcement time! Pontus "StillInThe90s" Lund has joined the team as an Assistant Animator :)

If you haven't already, be sure to check out his short and sweet game, Camp 1: http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=52224.new#new

Congrats to Pontus! 

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Also, fantastic new screenshot!

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Re: Whispers of a Machine
« Reply #71 on: 11 Feb 2017, 10:01 »
Hey guys, we've updated the website with some fresh screenshots, enjoy!
http://www.whispersofamachine.com/

Re: Whispers of a Machine
« Reply #72 on: 11 Feb 2017, 15:56 »
I can't wait to play this game.

Re: Whispers of a Machine
« Reply #73 on: 11 Feb 2017, 18:35 »
The new stuff looks awesome!  Can't wait for this one!

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Re: Whispers of a Machine
« Reply #74 on: 20 May 2017, 10:16 »
Hey everyone it's Screenshot Saturday:

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Re: Whispers of a Machine
« Reply #75 on: 20 May 2017, 10:29 »
Very nice!  :wink:

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Re: Whispers of a Machine
« Reply #76 on: 20 May 2017, 12:09 »
I just love screenshot Saturday!  (nod)
Somehow I'm always in awe about the amount of detail you guys manage to put into this lovely pictures.  ;-D
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Re: Whispers of a Machine
« Reply #77 on: 20 May 2017, 13:04 »
I really love the style of the backgrounds, they look fantastic! ;-D

Re: Whispers of a Machine
« Reply #78 on: 20 May 2017, 16:48 »
That is looking very nice.  It also looks like there are plenty of places to go from here.

Thanks for sharing!

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Re: Whispers of a Machine
« Reply #79 on: 31 May 2017, 02:57 »
This looks incredible. The art style is very clean. Can't wait.
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Re: Whispers of a Machine
« Reply #80 on: 31 May 2017, 10:51 »
I really can't describe how Amazing these screenshots looks guys! Andail, you are Amazing as the rest of the team! I really cannot wait to play this game! please HURRY UP! :P
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Re: Whispers of a Machine
« Reply #81 on: 04 Jun 2017, 20:47 »
Great work!  I can definitely see the signature art style coming through here, from Kathy Rain, etc.  There are a lot of dystopias, post-apocalypses, and generally society-had-issues due to machine malfunction, but few set in... smaller towns.  Particularly ones that have this sort of look to them, with all that space and nature in between the little car crashes and hints of future architecture.

Very much looking forward to this!

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Re: Whispers of a Machine
« Reply #82 on: 16 Jun 2017, 20:02 »
Hi all! We're looking for some long term testers to join the WOAM team :)

Your responsibility will be to play regular builds, find bugs and give general feedback on the game all the way up until release. You'll be directly involved in the development process, helping shape the direction of the game. Right now, we use Steam for build distribution and Slack for everything else, so you'll need to create accounts for both.

If you're interested, you can reach out to us at contact [at] whispersofamachine.com. Let us know which games you have tested or otherwise worked on before, and maybe just a few sentences of who you are and why you'd like to join the team :) Please do NOT use forum PM. Cheers!

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Re: Whispers of a Machine
« Reply #83 on: 21 Jun 2017, 11:05 »
intersting premise and I'm really diggin the backgrounds! sober but with a great feel for detail and atmosphere!

Will the site provide updates? or should we keep an eye on this thread?

very interested! keep creating guys!

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Re: Whispers of a Machine
« Reply #84 on: 12 Jul 2017, 12:10 »
intersting premise and I'm really diggin the backgrounds! sober but with a great feel for detail and atmosphere!

Will the site provide updates? or should we keep an eye on this thread?

very interested! keep creating guys!

Periodically checking this thread should provide the most up-to-date info! :)

By the way, Clifftop Games and Faravid Interactive are now proud sponsors of AdventureX 2017! We'll both attend in November and exhibit WOAM, don't forget to say hi if you happen to see two grumpy guys wearing WOAM t-shirts! :)

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Re: Whispers of a Machine
« Reply #85 on: 02 Aug 2017, 14:47 »
Update: We've now recruited composer and sound effects guy Jacob Lincke to our team.

Check out his awesome stuff here:
https://jacoblincke.bandcamp.com

Jacob's also a Göteborg native like myself, so we'll have the chance to go out and record authentic Nordic sound effects together.

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Re: Whispers of a Machine
« Reply #86 on: 02 Aug 2017, 18:46 »
this sounds pretty cool, good pick for a soundguy! ;-D

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Re: Whispers of a Machine
« Reply #87 on: 02 Aug 2017, 23:23 »
Sounds like a real sound guy.

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Re: Whispers of a Machine
« Reply #88 on: 12 Dec 2017, 16:56 »
Major update:
It's our pleasure to announce that Whispers of a Machine will be published by Raw Fury.


We'll also take the opportunity to show off our new game poster, painted by Swedish illustrator Gustav Rangmar:

« Last Edit: 12 Dec 2017, 17:01 by Andail »

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Re: Whispers of a Machine
« Reply #89 on: 12 Dec 2017, 17:01 »
Very nice!
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Re: Whispers of a Machine
« Reply #90 on: 13 Dec 2017, 02:20 »
Congrats on finding a publisher!  That poster looks great!

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Re: Whispers of a Machine
« Reply #91 on: 13 Dec 2017, 10:23 »
Terrific poster!

Haven't heard of Raw Fury before but their angle on being a publisher looks interesting.

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Re: Whispers of a Machine
« Reply #92 on: 13 Dec 2017, 13:17 »
This is going to be great! And the poster is awesome!
But the upper border of the png is not blurred out like the rest of the borders and has a (semi)sharp edge to it...