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Barely Floating

by Stemshock Interactive

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Game Genre:
Contemporary
Game Type:
Comedy
Story Type:
Original
Release Date:
12 Aug 2012
AGS Panel Rating:
Player Rating:
Medium length game
Short game Can be completed within 30 minutes
Medium length game Takes at least 30 mins to finish
Full length game As long as a Sierra / LucasArts classic
MAGS game Monthly AGS competition entry
Non-adventure game Using Adventure Game Studio for something else?!
Joke game You know when it fits this category ;)
Demo Unfinished games / commercial games
Training game Games made just to try out AGS
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Content advisory:
Mild
Suggestive dialog
Mild

Public Opinion

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13 people have rated this game so far:
Visual:
85%
Immersion:
83%
Puzzles & Pacing:
85%
Overall Enjoyment:
89%

About this game

Somewhere along the east coast of Africa, pirates have attacked a luxury yacht! They have taken a few seemingly wealthy passengers as their hostages, a family and an old man, hoping to collect a hefty ransom for each of them. When the hostage negotiations go awry, the rescue duties land on the weak shoulders of an unlikely hero. Little does he know that the ship's crew, that stands in his way, is composed of some very weird and silly individuals.

Features
- The first 1280x720 resolution AGS game?
- 18 wacky characters!
- 15 rooms to explore!
- Lots of lazily made animations!
- Bingo!
- Karaoke!
- An inflatable lady!
- Hitting bad guys with a cane!
See the people who made this game and any other games they've worked on >>
Project Lead, Design, Writing, Scripting, Character Art & Animation
AJA has worked on 10 other games: (see them >>)
Joni Ahonen
Design, Writing, Character & Background Design
Background Art, Music & Sound Design
MadReizka has worked on 3 other games: (see them >>)
Scripting & Writing
Ishmael has worked on 12 other games: (see them >>)
Joni Karvinen
Music
Sini Haapanen
Background Art

AGS Awards

Nominated, Best Programming 2012

Nominated, Best Puzzles 2012

AGS Panel Review

"A solid adventure game given lots of care and attention, fun mechanics and interesting characters. Quirky and enjoyable, excellent production value and fun music and sounds."

5 people commented on this game (newest first):

I loved it. Wonderful game with a great sense of humour!

I don't agree with the comment about profanity here, I think it made it feel better... but I swear like a sailor myself. He was supposed to be British (I guess, by the money in his pocket!) and we don't get our knickers in a twist over swearing so much. I think it added to the "colourfulness" of an eccentric old man, who doesn't stick to the rules of the norm and I liked that. Also, it's one of the up sides of a non-commercial game, if you don't have censors to please and certificates to adhere to, you can say what you like, and that makes Indie games more interesting in some ways- freedom of speech.

I also headed for walkthrough once or twice, but mainly it felt very intuitive and I think if I'd pushed for long enough I'd have worked most f them out eventually.

Extra thumbs up for Barbara and the connection they made there <3 I can imagine if there was ever a sequel, he'd need Barbara to be in it too! AND Herr Hindenberg made me giggle too
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2014-05-20 18:48:12 by faerieevenstar
Even with good graphics and ingenious sailing mood, dialogue centric gameplay is really ruining point'n click nature. I got really bored of continuous interviewing, perhaps I'm not a journalist type.
2014-04-10 10:28:52 by Chawl
good graphics/animations
some puzzles sent me to the walktrough!
top quality production.
2013-07-11 03:01:33 by donkeymilk
Brilliant Game, Beautiful artwork and enjoyable challenging puzzles. Now that it is free there is no excuse whatsoever to not play it!
2013-04-20 21:19:32 by Stee
The visual style was quirky and enjoyable, good music, funny characters and good writing. What I especially enjoyed were the puzzles - very well designed and quite diverse. They were also nicely balanced - had to get my thinking hat on a few times but never needed to resort to asking for a hint. The karaoke puzzle was pure genius! The only thing I wasn't keen on was the use of profanity which felt very unnecessary.

Overall this was a fine adventure game, a nice length and good challenge.
2012-08-28 14:33:51 by CaptainD
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