Author Topic: Trails and Traces  (Read 1203 times)

Trails and Traces
« on: 14 Jun 2018, 10:24 »

In 1695, Tew and his fellow pirates pursued a Mughal ship. His ship, The Amity, attacked the ship, the Fateh Muhammed. Tew was disemboweled by a cannon shot, and died instantly. Or did he?

Present day. Private Detective James Labbett takes a missing persons case, which unexpectedly leads to an adventure of discovering the truth of what happened to the pirate Thomas Tew, but he isn't the only one who has an interest..

This is a somewhat short game, Possibly coming to Steam, or itch, in 2019.



I am developing this game by myself, and I am going to create the music with a gentle feel, using a harmonica as the main instrument. I am also going to do my own voices, but with the choice to turn the speech off! (I can't do the female voices though obviously, I'll worry about that at a later date.)

To follow the game some more, please like the Trails and Traces Facebook page!

Trails and Traces Facebook Page

Or follow Because Because Games on twitter!

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PROGRESS:
Story - 95%
Graphics - 50%
Scripting - 52%
Sound/Music - 5%
Speech - 0%


« Last Edit: 16 Sep 2018, 11:40 by ManicMatt »

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Re: Trails and Traces - The Tomb of Thomas Tew
« Reply #1 on: 14 Jun 2018, 10:49 »
I fully approve of the absolutely abominable additional alliteration! :-D

Re: Trails and Traces
« Reply #2 on: 16 Jun 2018, 10:12 »
Ha, yeah I like it, although I'm thinking about just calling it Trails and Traces, should people think the game is just about a tomb?

Re: Trails and Traces
« Reply #3 on: 16 Jun 2018, 10:31 »
Looking forward to see more of this :) Keep us posted and good luck with the development!
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Re: Trails and Traces
« Reply #4 on: 16 Jun 2018, 11:48 »
Ha, yeah I like it, although I'm thinking about just calling it Trails and Traces, should people think the game is just about a tomb?

"Trails and Traces" sounds more like a game series to me, with "The Tomb of Thomas Tew" sounding like the actual game name.  But that could be just me!  (Reminds me of "Secret Files:" as a series of games.)

Would people think the game is only about a tomb, or that it's an important part of the plot?  Do people think Broken Sword is ONLY about a broken sword?  In that sense I wouldn't worry about it too much, just go with your gut instinct.

Re: Trails and Traces
« Reply #5 on: 16 Jun 2018, 20:02 »
LostTrainDude: Thanks! I sure will! :)

Captain D: Yeah, It's like Broken Sword Shadow of the Templars kind of title. I might stick to the full name come putting it on steam or making a Facebook page, but I'll keep it to the main title on this thread.

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Re: Trails and Traces
« Reply #6 on: 17 Jun 2018, 04:12 »
Looking good! You say a "shortish" game but, yeah, it sounds like the kind of thing you could continue as a series if enough interest grows. So maybe keep that series-sounding name IMO.

Re: Trails and Traces
« Reply #7 on: 17 Jun 2018, 19:47 »
I really like the look of this. Finally an Uncharted game without all that boring combat and endless climbing :)
How much real and actual history are you planning inject into this? And "Trails and Traces" is a great name.

Re: Trails and Traces
« Reply #8 on: 18 Jun 2018, 20:39 »
Mandle: To be fair, that was my intention, even if the first one didn't have a subtitle and the second one did. I chose a name that was vague but also about following clues. It wasn't easy coming up with an original name!

Hobo: Thanks, and yeah SO much climbing in Uncharted 4! I wanted to do semi historical like in Broken Sword, but wasn't sure what subject matter to go for, until I was in a supermarket and from afar a magazine had the names PIRATES ablazoned across it, and I took it to be a sign! I looked into different pirates to find something I could use, and that Thomas Tew had a place in New Rhode Island gave me some ideas for locations. So yeah it's a mixture of genuine and made up.

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Re: Trails and Traces
« Reply #9 on: 20 Jun 2018, 11:08 »
Do people think Broken Sword is ONLY about a broken sword?

For years i thought Broken Sword is a middle age game, similar to King's Quest and even thought it is same with King's Quest (laugh)

Anyway, looks good Matt. Keep up the good work.

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Re: Trails and Traces
« Reply #10 on: 20 Jun 2018, 12:02 »
Do people think Broken Sword is ONLY about a broken sword?
For years i thought Broken Sword is a middle age game, similar to King's Quest and even thought it is same with King's Quest (laugh)

Don't ruin what I thought was a perfectly valid point! :-D

Re: Trails and Traces
« Reply #11 on: 20 Jun 2018, 15:37 »
I changed my title logo to something that may not be pixel art, but sure as hell looks better!

Thanks Horusr! Haha I never thought of it like that with Broken Sword. I guess like with odd band names, you just get used to hearing them.

Re: Trails and Traces
« Reply #12 on: 30 Jun 2018, 11:04 »
Here is a gif showing another character, Will Clements, whose son has gone missing shortly after returning from an archaeological dig.


Re: Trails and Traces (Facebook page now up!)
« Reply #13 on: 26 Jul 2018, 09:45 »
I'm currently drawing all the backgrounds for the game. This will take a while..

I have created a Facebook page, so you can keep notified of things like when it gets a Steam page and so on. Link on first post.


Re: Trails and Traces
« Reply #14 on: 15 Sep 2018, 11:28 »
Just a small update. I'm still drawing backgrounds, but I am about roughly 70% through doing those! If I ever make another adventure game, I am going for a lower resolution! I will share a new background when I get to drawing characters and so on, so it's a more interesting reveal.

Here is the chap who went missing, has anyone seen him?


Re: Trails and Traces
« Reply #15 on: 16 Sep 2018, 11:22 »
Love all the little details you're putting into this Matt, that shop background is really neat. Keep it up!