Author Topic: Z&ZC: Zniw Adventure - 95% completed (up. 03.11.2017)  (Read 33286 times)

Tabata

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Re: Z&ZC: Zniw Adventure - 95% completed (up. 13.06.2017)
« Reply #160 on: 31 Aug 2017, 18:14 »
   That's breathtakingly beautiful!!! 

AnasAbdin

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Re: Z&ZC: Zniw Adventure - 95% completed (up. 13.06.2017)
« Reply #161 on: 31 Aug 2017, 22:45 »
The screen transitions are amazing! 8-0

The little dinosaurs playing cards are the cutest thing ever :~( <-- tears of cuteness overload!

Re: Z&ZC: Zniw Adventure - 95% completed (up. 13.06.2017)
« Reply #162 on: 01 Sep 2017, 18:37 »
Oh it's all so adorable!!! ;-D

CrashPL

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Re: Z&ZC: Zniw Adventure - 95% completed (up. 03.11.2017)
« Reply #163 on: 03 Nov 2017, 20:30 »
Thanks a whole bunch CaptainD, Tabata, AnasAbdin and Blondbraid! :D

So, anyway, any kind of update would be nice, right? Sorry for being so quiet for nearly two months (and thanks for not locking the thread ;)), but I was swamped with work, both my day-time job and working on Zniw Adventure. But hey, hard work definitely paid off here, as Zniw Adventure was one of 29 indie games presented during the PGA 2017 (as they put it, "the largest gaming trade show in Poland!") on the Indie Games Poland booth!





We were really surprised by the amount of people visiting our stand, as we knew adventure games, especially 480p cartoony ones aimed for children, aren't exactly the kind of ones you'd want to play on a huge, loud event like that. We were really happy that everyone enjoyed the game (and for different reasons - some liked the general nostalgic feeling, some were really digging the classic animation and graphics, while other liked the dinosaurs and the setting/design). But most importantly - we received a whole lot of friendly and helpful feedback to make the experience even better. Some of which already has been implemented, including:

- animated waypoint arrows



- an animated, easier to understand quick help screen



- inventory cursors revamp. They now show the active inventory item, as well as behave in similar manner to standard ones - changing colour whenever an object/hotspot is beneath them



- while not a suggestion from the crowd, I also decided to redo all of the unlockable minigames sprites and animations, as I didn't really like the old ones:



By the way, if you're interested in the educational aspect of the game as well, then oh boy, you will be in for a treat - we redesigned the encyclopedia to include much more facts and trivia about our favourite animals and their environments:



So yeah, back to the work for us. As usual, have some more of the higher-quality dinosaur artworks too!



(man, I sure do hope my posts aren't THAT long and annoying for you...)

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Re: Z&ZC: Zniw Adventure - 95% completed (up. 03.11.2017)
« Reply #164 on: 03 Nov 2017, 20:47 »
Annoying? No way. I want to play this right now.

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Re: Z&ZC: Zniw Adventure - 95% completed (up. 03.11.2017)
« Reply #165 on: 03 Nov 2017, 21:04 »
Far from annoying... just the opposite to be honest, I just can't get enough! :-D
Love all the improvments!
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Re: Z&ZC: Zniw Adventure - 95% completed (up. 03.11.2017)
« Reply #166 on: 03 Nov 2017, 23:39 »
Hey, I loved your long posts! Have you filmed people playing your game? I would love to see that! And does the paper posters show the rooms stitched?

The animated waypoint arrows are a great idea! I also loved your Quick Help screen. These are things I maybe will steal :tongue:

I am anxious to play your game! Great Work! The animations are amazing! :-D


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Re: Z&ZC: Zniw Adventure - 95% completed (up. 03.11.2017)
« Reply #167 on: 04 Nov 2017, 13:51 »
<3 the Commodore styled minigame :D

All in all this is going to be a great game!!! :-D

Re: Z&ZC: Zniw Adventure - 95% completed (up. 03.11.2017)
« Reply #168 on: 04 Nov 2017, 14:58 »
The GUI elements in the Gifs look great,you can tell at one glance exactly how everything works, it's great!

Fitz

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Re: Z&ZC: Zniw Adventure - 95% completed (up. 03.11.2017)
« Reply #169 on: 05 Nov 2017, 07:42 »
I just love the new minigame graphics! Reminds me of my own first attempts at art on my C64.

And I was SO disappointed they didn't feature you on Polskie Gry Video's series on games from PGA.

Re: Z&ZC: Zniw Adventure - 95% completed (up. 03.11.2017)
« Reply #170 on: 05 Nov 2017, 18:37 »
I've been following this thread quietly from the shadows since first announced. As time has passed I've been progressively more excited. I'll definitely be playing it once released.

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Re: Z&ZC: Zniw Adventure - 95% completed (up. 03.11.2017)
« Reply #171 on: 06 Nov 2017, 01:02 »
Holy cow this is so lovely animated! Really good stuff! I wish you that your game sells well enough so both of you can quit your jobs and start making games for a living.

CrashPL

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Re: Z&ZC: Zniw Adventure - 95% completed (up. 03.11.2017)
« Reply #172 on: 09 Nov 2017, 12:38 »
Wow, thank you very much, guys! You all are just so kind. :~( (<- tears of joy)

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Have you filmed people playing your game? I would love to see that! And does the paper posters show the rooms stitched?

While I didn't really film anything (it was quite crowded and loud anyway), I took several pictures of people playing the game. You can view them here. :)

And yeah, we stapled the room structure of two locations to the wall for people to see. :) It was actually taken straight from our game design document, where we have a separate section for the room data and layout, with each room individually numbered (main location ID_room ID, so the first room of the Undercave is 4_1 etc.), along with notes and descriptions. It's much easier to manage the room data that way, especially when you have 98 rooms across 12 different locations. :D



(all of the rooms are organised exactly as how you'd visit them in the game)

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And I was SO disappointed they didn't feature you on Polskie Gry Video's series on games from PGA.

To be honest, while many gamers have visited us, only one editor approached us to play the game and talk about it a bit. Not that I mind though, totally opposite - I'm glad so many people visited us, as I said before - an adventure game for kids isn't exacly the best type of game to be shown on a large and loud event like that. :)

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I wish you that your game sells well enough so both of you can quit your jobs and start making games for a living.

Heheh, thanks! That would be a dream come true, actually. :D Juggling between life, day job and game development after hours can be tiring at times. Although I don't know if that much people would be interested in 2D cartoony point 'n clicks with dinosaurs. ;)

CrashPL

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Re: Z&ZC: Zniw Adventure - 95% completed (up. 03.11.2017)
« Reply #173 on: 12 Dec 2017, 08:47 »
Here's some more animations for your viewing pleasure:

Nothing's better than arguing neighbours just outside your apartment after a long day's work, right?


Tactical Espionage Action also confirmed for prehistoric times.


Don't worry, these minigames are just unlockable bonuses, not mandatory for the story progression

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Re: Z&ZC: Zniw Adventure - 95% completed (up. 03.11.2017)
« Reply #174 on: 12 Dec 2017, 16:31 »
It feels wrong to criticise your great work, but...  (laugh) I'd like it better if the backside of the character's head in "tactical espionage action" was yellow, not white.