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Goat Herd and the Gods

by Dropped Monocle Games

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Genres:
Fantasy, Comedy, Original
Release Date:
7 Dec 2014
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Short game (can be completed within 30 minutes)
Short game Can be completed within 30 minutes
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Full length game As long as a Sierra / LucasArts classic
MAGS game Monthly AGS competition entry
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13 people have rated this game so far:
Visual:
92%
Immersion:
72%
Puzzles & Pacing:
72%
Overall Enjoyment:
77%

About this game

Life was pretty peaceful for Atl the Aztec goat herder. That is until the legendary El Chupacabra showed up to decimate his four legged friends. Against such a mighty foe, how can Atl save the day? Maybe with a little divine intervention? Join our cowardly goat herd on his journey and find out in Goat Herd and the Gods!

Goat Herd and the Gods is a short point and click adventures game, and is the second title from Dropped Monocle's team.
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Dropped Monocle Games has worked on 2 other games: (see them >>)
Writer, Coding
Myinah has worked on 2 other games: (see them >>)
Composer, Beta Tester
Problem has worked on 13 other games: (see them >>)
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Michael2968 has worked on 7 other games: (see them >>)
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splat44 has worked on 12 other games: (see them >>)
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Calypso One has worked on 2 other games: (see them >>)

AGS Awards

Nominated, Best Character 2014

Nominated, Best Short Game 2014

Nominated, Best Freeware Game Created with AGS 2014

Nominated, Best Background Art 2014

Nominated, Best Character Art 2014

Nominated, Best Animation 2014

AGS Panel Review

"It's nice to see a game that tries a setting besides the usual stereotypes. The story is simple but engaging, the graphics are excellent with very good animations and even short video sequences and there is also a fitting soundtrack. However, the puzzles - while rather easy - feel a bit forced and unnecessarily complicated with lots of walking forth and back. None the less, this is a game to enjoy for the great humour and high production value."

1 people commented on this game (newest first):

This is one of the first games in a while that I enjoyed so much I played it straight through. A really solid, well-produced piece.

Pros:
- The graphics and animation are *superb*. Excellent 2D cartoon work.
- The humor was great. I rarely investigate all dialogue choices but I clicked through everything this time around. "Go for Tlaloc." :)
- Composition-wise, the whole game feels really polished from the intro to the ending credits.

Cons: (The few and unimportant things that in no way affect how much I liked this game. :)
- One pixel-huntish puzzle item. But once I knew generally what I needed, at least there wasn't too much to explore to find it.
- A few background items around that make you think they'll be involved in puzzles and never come into play.
- This game is begging for voice acting. :) Morgan Freeman needs to be the narrator.

Overall, fantastic job, guys. I would *love* to see an extended sequel with more puzzles
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2015-01-17 07:10:02 by PlayPretend
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