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NicolaGs

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I Want Out!
« on: 05 Dec 2016, 15:16 »
Hi everyone,

Let me introduce you I want out!.
This little boy asked you desperately. I'm sure you've got a heart... so you'll help him, won't you?
Help him to find the exit from this weird place he doesn't know anything about...









New to the world of AGS - about six months - it's our first AGS project. "Our" because it is me, programing, with my brother who work on the graphics.
Our main goal is to learn game creation with AGS and make the best thing we can while having fun together.

The game is an "escape the room" one. So only one room. So a short game...
We opted for the following constraints : a 320x200 resolution and a 9-verb interface but with graphical improvements since the 80's (well... we hope...)

Working on a project like this is really fun but time consuming when you have a family and a full time job... So one of the reasons I present this project here is to feel more obliged to complete it. Another reason is to have some feedback on the work already done.

Overall completion : 95%... ?
Puzzles : 100%
Story : 100%
Static graphics : 95%
Animated graphics : 90%
Sound : 100%
Scripting : 99%

ETA : 2017 but no idea when... before 31, december!

It's currently developed in french but I'll do an english version before releasing it.
The english translation is finished!

Nicolas

Update feb, 2, 2017 : updated progress, new images, link to a video preview
Update july, 16, 2017 : updated progress, video link to a newer version of the game presentation
Update october, 25, 2017 : updated progress, new images and video link
« Last Edit: 25 Oct 2017, 17:26 by NicolaGs »
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Re: I Want Out !
« Reply #1 on: 05 Dec 2016, 15:24 »
This looks great!

I must admit that the character seems to be in a resolution higher than 320x200


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Re: I Want Out !
« Reply #2 on: 05 Dec 2016, 15:29 »
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the character seems to be in a resolution higher than 320x200
Indeed. I used Direct3D rendering, so the character is scaled at the displayed resolution - and not the native resolution.
I prefer this than the native resolution scaling (I know this is subject to debate ! :-D)
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Re: I Want Out !
« Reply #3 on: 05 Dec 2016, 15:31 »
I must admit that the character seems to be in a resolution higher than 320x200
Indeed. I used Direct3D rendering, so the character is scaled at the displayed resolution - and not the native resolution.
I prefer this than the native resolution scaling (I know this is subject to debate ! :-D)

That's an old AGS issue, which is going to be improved in the next version of AGS*, where this type of "hires" scaling is optional and can be enabled or disabled according to gamedev or players preference.

*There is no release date set, but first quarter of 2017 is likely.
« Last Edit: 05 Dec 2016, 15:33 by Crimson Wizard »

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Re: I Want Out !
« Reply #4 on: 05 Dec 2016, 15:38 »
Looks gorgeous! :-D (nod)
I guess, if your aim is to make the kid pop-out and look like an outsider to the place, then it's okay as a design choice. My eyes would prefer they matched though.  (laugh) (but maybe you have this cunning surprise ending, that will explain a lot!) ;)

Anyway, good job you guy and good luck in completing it.
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Re: I Want Out !
« Reply #5 on: 05 Dec 2016, 16:49 »
The art in this looks simply gorgeous!
Also, it's nice to see another fellow subpixel lover. :-D

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Re: I Want Out !
« Reply #6 on: 05 Dec 2016, 17:32 »
My eyes would prefer they matched though.  (laugh)
Winsetup will still leave the choice to change it back to DirectDraw which scales the sprite without the bug... but I started to create the game that way and a more "academic" scaling seems horrible to me now, as the character is rarely at 100% (and it scales down to 25%)...
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Re: I Want Out !
« Reply #7 on: 05 Dec 2016, 19:06 »
Looks brill!
BTW, in English you don't put a space before an exclamation point (or question mark or colon). Something to keep in mind for the translation and title...

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Re: I Want Out!
« Reply #8 on: 05 Dec 2016, 20:13 »
Thanks for the information. I'll try to remember this ! this! ;)
(first post edited)
« Last Edit: 05 Dec 2016, 22:38 by Nicolas »
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Re: I Want Out !
« Reply #9 on: 05 Dec 2016, 20:15 »
This looks pretty cool.
Maybe you should oblige to posting a new screenshot every week just because I want to see more ;)

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« Reply #10 on: 05 Dec 2016, 21:01 »
Wow. Well done! The screens have a final fantasy 8 vibe. Looks great :D

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Re: I Want Out!
« Reply #11 on: 05 Dec 2016, 21:51 »
Gorgeous screenies. All the best to you and your brothers :-)

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Re: I Want Out!
« Reply #12 on: 05 Dec 2016, 22:13 »
Thank you all, this is very encouraging... :-D
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Re: I Want Out!
« Reply #13 on: 10 Dec 2016, 22:08 »
Hi Nicolas!
Your work seems really accurate. It's a pleasure to see three brothers working together to make a game. For passion, without payment. After your two screens, I can't see the quality of programming but the starting idea and the graphic intrigue me.
Have a nice job, i'll hope for more update! Very compliments!

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Re: I Want Out!
« Reply #14 on: 09 Feb 2017, 17:16 »
Thanks Squall_Leonheart (2 months later... :-[).

I updated the first post with new zoomable images (this time in native resolution, so the character will not seem "out of place" - but even if I end up updating with the latest AGS beta version, I'll let the player choose the sprite scaling method)
I also added a little video preview to show the work in action !
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Re: I Want Out!
« Reply #15 on: 09 Feb 2017, 17:26 »
How did i miss this!
Looks amazing 8-0 i love the idea and the atmosphere.
Keep up the good work (nod)

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Re: I Want Out!
« Reply #16 on: 10 Feb 2017, 01:04 »
This looks great and it's nice to hear that three brothers are collectively working on a game. Looking forward to this.

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Re: I Want Out!
« Reply #17 on: 10 Feb 2017, 21:30 »
Nice to know it's still going, and looking lovely! (nod)
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Re: I Want Out!
« Reply #18 on: 11 Feb 2017, 11:00 »
Thanks ! :)
Yes, Cassiebsg, it's still going... but too slowly for my taste. If it wasn't for my job, the game would be already finished... (at least the programing - my little brother who is very at ease with digital painting is struggling with the animations...).
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Re: I Want Out!
« Reply #19 on: 11 Feb 2017, 18:37 »
Looks great!  Good luck to your little brother.  :)

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Re: I Want Out!
« Reply #20 on: 16 Jul 2017, 15:14 »
I updated the initial post with a newer video and progress... It keeps me focused on the project...
I'm currently working on a parallax scrolling script for the ending sequence... which works quite well now...



The game is nearly finished. The playing part is completed. The missing parts are character animations and the ending sequence, so it's entirely playable...

I'm considering asking for help to alpha/beta testers (whatever state it is, now) here on AGS forum. But, as I don't plan to make an english translation before it's finished, it would require french speaking testers... and I don't know if there are many here.
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Re: I Want Out!
« Reply #21 on: 16 Jul 2017, 16:40 »
Nice (nod) the walk cycle is cool too :)
Can't wait to see the effect in action!

Re: I Want Out!
« Reply #22 on: 20 Aug 2017, 14:54 »
This looks really nice! Good luck with the animations and testing, can't wait for the finished game (with english translation).

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Re: I Want Out!
« Reply #23 on: 20 Aug 2017, 18:17 »
Thanks !
Developement is slow, but we're still on it...
I'm currently working on animations... doing the first draft... And waiting my bro to improve them...
Using something high up...
Pushing something...
Throwing something...
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Re: I Want Out!
« Reply #24 on: 21 Aug 2017, 14:16 »
This looks pretty awesome... funnily enough I am new to the forums and have a similar story to tell in my upcoming game, so I am pretty captivated by what you are doing. Good luck with it :)

Re: I Want Out!
« Reply #25 on: 21 Aug 2017, 21:07 »
Amazing animations! The pushing one looks particularly great. Must've took a while to get that much detail in there!

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Re: I Want Out!
« Reply #26 on: 29 Aug 2017, 13:43 »
Looks great! Keep up the good work :D
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« Reply #27 on: 30 Aug 2017, 15:17 »
Thanks! :)
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Re: I Want Out!
« Reply #28 on: 25 Oct 2017, 17:38 »
Hi!

A quick update on the project (first post updated as well).

The end is near : all we've got to do now is complete the end sequence and add minor character animations.
The game is now fully (and correctly, I hope) translated in english.

I made a preview for the english version:


And here are some new animations (I think my brother is becoming quite good at it):




I may ask for english beta testers help very soon (especially to check the english translation), if someone is interested... (I'll post in the apropriate thread, then).

Have a good day!
« Last Edit: 25 Oct 2017, 17:41 by NicolaGs »
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Re: I Want Out!
« Reply #29 on: 25 Oct 2017, 20:33 »
The game looks great, and the animations are excellent.  I love that you brothers are working together.  I'm always looking for ways to work with my brothers, as they are the best friends I've got.  Looking forward to the release!

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Re: I Want Out!
« Reply #30 on: 25 Oct 2017, 21:07 »
It's looking awesome! Very impressed and looking forward to the release. (nod)
I'll just add that at this level of detail, I miss a shadow for the character. Doesn't need to be anything fancy, just a small alpha-gray "bubble" under his feet so he "grounds" to the floor. (probably easy to add creating a character for the shadow and telling it to follow exactly. ;) ).

Anyway, keep up the great work. (nod)
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Re: I Want Out!
« Reply #31 on: 25 Oct 2017, 23:05 »
I miss a shadow for the character.
That's already on our to-do list (with many other things). Maybe we'll put it in a higher position...
But we have so many things in our to-do list that we chose to drop several ideas because we feared the game would never be finished. Instead, we agreed on a deadline... and we'll try to follow it :-D.
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Re: I Want Out!
« Reply #32 on: 26 Oct 2017, 06:39 »
H-holy cow how cool this looks.

I know i will sound like noob but is background a pixelart or hand drawn?

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« Reply #33 on: 26 Oct 2017, 09:05 »
is background a pixelart or hand drawn?
It's a bit in-between, I guess, since it's all made with a computer but also with a pen tablet.
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