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Point Of No Return (Single/Teaser released!)
« on: 05 Aug 2016, 01:26 »
Myself and alxalxalx are proud to announce what I believe is both our first foray into the world of full-length games.



Point Of No Return is an interactive LP - imagine you wrote an album and thought "Hey, wouldn't it be cool if someone could not only play my album and listen to it, but if they could also 'play' it literally". Well, that's pretty much what when through the mind of alxalxalx and I took up the challenge to create the 'play' part.

Story

You play as the captain of the Calico Reverie. You are on a mission to complete the construction of an AB gate in the Emrud system. Once completed, the gate you construct will connect to another gate near earth and allow fast travel between the two locations.

Credits

Music and story by alxalxalx
Graphics and programming by xil
Promotional poster by Hugo Passarinho (onedarkbird.com)

Download

Download Point Of No Return Single/Teaser from GameJolt
Download Point Of No Return Single/Teaser from Mirror1


EP/Demo coming 2017

Features

The entire game will take place for the length of the album (once completing a play-through you will however be able to unlock an unlimited mode).
The game will be played from a first-person perspective.
You can interact with the ship's systems and on-board computer by loading your Retinal Console Device (RCD).
Progressing the story will require accessing and querying a database of information (similar to Her Story) as well as manipulating systems available from the RCD.

Media

Music Sample: Click here



A quick look at part of the intro.


Interacting with the on-board computer PaL.


Some alpha footage of interacting with the Cpanel.


Waking up after stasis requires some tests.


Remember, no answers are considered wrong.


The database might provide some useful information, you just need to know what to search for.
« Last Edit: 11 Dec 2016, 01:59 by xil »
Calico Reverie - Independent Game Development, Pixel Art & Other Stuff
Games: Mi - Starlit Grave - IAMJASON - Aractaur - blind to siberia - Wrong Channel - Memoriae - Point Of No Return

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Re: Point Of No Return
« Reply #1 on: 05 Aug 2016, 01:43 »
Sounds awesome, man.
Space + music + Her Story = interested Stupot

The green of the computer display text hurts my eyes though. Maybe you could darken it a touch.

Re: Point Of No Return
« Reply #2 on: 05 Aug 2016, 01:49 »
@Stupot Thanks dude! :) The display will be configurable in regards to colour and we're also most likely going to be using (or at least offer) a newer font I've designed that is not all caps. Hopefully that should be enough for most people as we know the low res aesthetic isn't for everyone.
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Games: Mi - Starlit Grave - IAMJASON - Aractaur - blind to siberia - Wrong Channel - Memoriae - Point Of No Return

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Re: Point Of No Return
« Reply #3 on: 05 Aug 2016, 02:57 »
okay this is intriguing, but why is the cover so colorful and the screens b/w+green? will there be more colors?
 

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Re: Point Of No Return
« Reply #4 on: 05 Aug 2016, 07:53 »
Man I've always admired your games and art style 8-)
And now a full length game? Woohoo! Looking great and the idea is cool. Good luck with the production (nod)

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Re: Point Of No Return
« Reply #5 on: 05 Aug 2016, 08:00 »
I want this.

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Re: Point Of No Return
« Reply #6 on: 05 Aug 2016, 10:24 »
Wow, I love that effect with how you can pan around the view inside the spaceship. It looks awesome.

Mandle

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Re: Point Of No Return
« Reply #7 on: 05 Aug 2016, 11:46 »
Welcome back our dear xil even though you never really left us...

I can't wait to see what your mind has ejected this time!

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Re: Point Of No Return
« Reply #8 on: 05 Aug 2016, 12:21 »
Looking goood <3 Keep us posted!
No more military army stuff. I'm alive and back.

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Re: Point Of No Return
« Reply #9 on: 05 Aug 2016, 12:33 »
Really interesting concept.  Looks good so far (sure it will sound  good too! ;))

Re: Point Of No Return
« Reply #10 on: 05 Aug 2016, 19:54 »
Awesome sauce boss!

Re: Point Of No Return
« Reply #11 on: 06 Aug 2016, 17:57 »
Thanks everybody, it's been a long time in the works so it's nice to finally get some stuff out there :)

@selmiak We had much more artistic licence with the poster and we wanted it to be eye-catching, so since it's more promotional than in-game that's pretty much why it's like that. It's unfortunately tough to show some of the more colourful in-game screens without posting spoilers but the game certainly will feature more colour and colourful scenes. That being said, the style will match the story so the almost bleak-looking black/white/green theme will make more sense when playing through the story.

@AnasAbdin Thanks man, ditto for your stuff. I'm looking forward to Tardigrades as The Dig has to be in my top 5 favourites from back in the day!

@ThreeOhFour And you shall have hopefully soon my good Sir!

@Danvzare Well spotted! I've been intentionally skipping past that as I'm still working on the background and the black hole animation. I'll try to show it off in all it's glory soon I hope!

@Mandle I was indeed always here, I can always find time to check the forums even if I can't participate :)

@Dualnames Thanks man, will do!

@CaptainD I've only had a few tracks sent over for the demo so far but what alxalxalx is putting together is sounding fantastic! I'll be doing a video soon so everyone can hear the music along with the visuals.

@SilverSpook Thanks dude!


Calico Reverie - Independent Game Development, Pixel Art & Other Stuff
Games: Mi - Starlit Grave - IAMJASON - Aractaur - blind to siberia - Wrong Channel - Memoriae - Point Of No Return

Re: Point Of No Return
« Reply #12 on: 25 Aug 2016, 15:25 »
It looks and sounds amazing! I absolutely want this game! Good luck! (nod)

Re: Point Of No Return
« Reply #13 on: 10 Dec 2016, 19:03 »
Hey everyone, we've just released a Single/Teaser and website (http://point-of-no-return.com) for Point Of No Return and would love some feedback. It's only a very small portion of the game and is lite on gameplay but it does show off some of the visuals and music of course.

Here are a couple of more colourful screenshots as well to show that it won't all be black, white and green ;)




Download Point Of No Return Single/Teaser from GameJolt
Download Point Of No Return Single/Teaser from Mirror1




We've also set up a Tumblr and a Twitter account for the ship's computer PAL, which we will use as the primary place to post updates. I'll still put all the major updates on here though of course!
Calico Reverie - Independent Game Development, Pixel Art & Other Stuff
Games: Mi - Starlit Grave - IAMJASON - Aractaur - blind to siberia - Wrong Channel - Memoriae - Point Of No Return