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Perfect Tides - funded and in production!
« on: 19 Feb 2018, 19:23 »
Hi all, I've been lurking a while accumulating AGS knowledge (thanks for the wealth of it so far!), and I wanted to finally post and show you my game.

Perfect Tides
Perfect Tides is an adventure game in the classic Sierra style about the fun and anguish of being a teen. It's a very personal project for me, and my first game after a decade of working almost exclusively in comics. My little teaser blurb:

Story:
You’re trapped on an island. Well… actually, you live there. Your food and socks and family are there. You have a virus-free computer and a 56k modem. And with gorgeous rolling dunes, free-roaming deer and no cars in sight, the landscape is basically paradise.

But it’s not all it’s cracked up to be. Three seasons out of the year, the island is practically abandoned. And with school going badly on the mainland, sometimes the internet is your only company. Not that you’ve minded, lately: your online life is taking you to wild new places. You feel acceptance, creative empowerment… and for the first time, something very close to how you imagined love would be.

The seasons carry you mercilessly, from one revelation to another. As summer approaches, the island pulsates with nervous anticipation, and so do you. Your life is about to change in irreversible ways — in undreamed-of directions. You may soon discover what lies beyond the island, and perhaps more mysteriously, in the depths of your own heart. What are you looking to know?


Gameplay example:


Cutscene example:


Teaser trailer:
https://vimeo.com/251864057

I'm also running a Kickstarter campaign to fund the game. As of today (2/19) there are 8 days left to go, but I'm happy to say the game has already been fully funded and is in production!
http://kickstarter.com/projects/465155699/perfect-tides/

Development Progress:

Story: 25%
Scripting: 5%
Puzzles: 5%
Graphics: 10%
Sound/Music: 0%

Clearly, we are in early days! Expected completion date: December 2019

Team:

I'm Meredith Gran, the writer, director, animator, and (for now) lead programmer on this project. The environments are being drawn by animator Soren Hughes. I expect this team to expand but we're doing it all right now.

Thanks for checking it out! Looking forward to having more updates soon.

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Re: Perfect Tides - funded and in production!
« Reply #1 on: 19 Feb 2018, 19:34 »
This looks awesome!
Good luck with the project.
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Re: Perfect Tides - funded and in production!
« Reply #2 on: 19 Feb 2018, 20:06 »
This looks really interesting, I like the feel of the teaser trailer, I got good vibes from it :smiley: best of luck with the project

Re: Perfect Tides - funded and in production!
« Reply #3 on: 19 Feb 2018, 22:56 »
Wow—looks and sounds like a neat (for lack of a better word) game you’re working on!  The graphics are my absolute favorite sort—-retro & colorful.  Good luck to you as you progress in making/creating your game, and I REALLY look forward to trying it out.  In fact, I contributed a bit to the Kickstarter, I like the look of it so much.  ;)  Who can forget those crazy, angst-ridden teenage years??

Quick question—-how long do you intend the game to be?  I assume a full-length size, right?

« Last Edit: 19 Feb 2018, 23:04 by SarahLiz »

Re: Perfect Tides - funded and in production!
« Reply #4 on: 20 Feb 2018, 07:56 »
Looks and sounds interesting. Reminds me a bit of Willy Beamish (and that's a good thing). :)

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Re: Perfect Tides - funded and in production!
« Reply #5 on: 20 Feb 2018, 10:23 »
It looks very interesting, will definitely play it :D

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Re: Perfect Tides - funded and in production!
« Reply #6 on: 20 Feb 2018, 10:49 »
I'll certainly keep my eye on this one, looks very promising, with great visuals. :D Best of luck with the production!

Re: Perfect Tides - funded and in production!
« Reply #7 on: 20 Feb 2018, 14:26 »
The screenshots look great!

Re: Perfect Tides - funded and in production!
« Reply #8 on: 21 Feb 2018, 01:17 »
The atmosphere here is fantastic.  The music really helps, but overall there is a very nostalgic feeling about the entire thing.  I'll be keeping my eye on this one.

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Re: Perfect Tides - funded and in production!
« Reply #9 on: 21 Feb 2018, 01:37 »
Fantastic screenshots! :cheesy:

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Re: Perfect Tides - funded and in production!
« Reply #10 on: 21 Feb 2018, 22:10 »
Looks great! Backed!

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Re: Perfect Tides - funded and in production!
« Reply #11 on: 22 Feb 2018, 07:14 »
Looks very nice :) If i had money i would support. Good luck with the campaign!

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Re: Perfect Tides - funded and in production!
« Reply #12 on: 22 Feb 2018, 07:43 »
Wow, congratulations on a very successful crowd funding campaign!

The game looks cute and original, quite a unique atmosphere :)

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Re: Perfect Tides - funded and in production!
« Reply #13 on: 22 Feb 2018, 13:11 »
This looks really interesting, and the graphics are great! ;-D

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Re: Perfect Tides - funded and in production!
« Reply #14 on: 22 Feb 2018, 15:42 »
Congratulations, this looks gorgeous and the premise sounds interesting too. The explicit mention of a modem makes me have to ask, will it scream? :P In any case, looking forward to this so best of luck :)

Re: Perfect Tides - funded and in production!
« Reply #15 on: 22 Feb 2018, 15:44 »
Wow, congratulations on smashing the Kickstarter target!

I really like the art style, the setting and the concept. Looking forward to seeing it take shape.

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Re: Perfect Tides - funded and in production!
« Reply #16 on: 22 Feb 2018, 17:07 »
Congrats on the success! Also: it's nice to see another Long-Islander-now-living-in-Brooklyn-who-is-also-making-adventure-games type person. Represent!

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Re: Perfect Tides - funded and in production!
« Reply #17 on: 23 Feb 2018, 12:50 »
Wow, this looks nice! Congrats on the funding! Now have fun producing it :)