Author Topic: Whispers of a Machine - now has a Steam page!  (Read 44226 times)

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 :)

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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.
« Last Edit: 31 May 2016, 17:13 by Andail »

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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.