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The Longevity Gene
« on: 12 Aug 2009, 22:42 »


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The Longevity Gene is a sci-fi adventure I'm hoping to release in two parts, to make development less daunting. I'm making good progress with Part 1, so here goes...

The Story

You find yourself, completely unaware of your identity, trapped on a damaged cargo ship hurtling towards the surface of an industrial world. Flung into a dystopian world of corrupt corporations and a society divided by technology, you must find out who you are and why you were hidden as cargo.

Features

Character and dialogue driven puzzles and a deep, engaging story.
Detailed sprites and backgrounds, in 320x200 res.
Original MIDI music.

Some screenshots:





Some characters:



Development Progress:

Part 1:

Story: 100%
Scripting: 90%
Graphics: 90%
Dialogue: 80%
Sound: 50%
Music: 20%

All that is left now is adding dialogues and sound and making it all look nice.

EDIT: I underestimated how long the "tidying up" would take, so there is a new release date below.

Expected completion date: First half of 2011.
« Last Edit: 14 Mar 2016, 16:34 by Darth Mandarb »
 

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Re: The Longevity Gene
« Reply #1 on: 12 Aug 2009, 22:45 »
Nice graphics and dystopian atmosphere.

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Re: The Longevity Gene
« Reply #2 on: 12 Aug 2009, 22:50 »
And "its back!" ;D.
Looking lovely!!!

Re: The Longevity Gene
« Reply #3 on: 12 Aug 2009, 23:05 »
Yeah, this little project has been knocking around the forums for a while... Thought I'd give it a proper announcing, now I've sorted the graphics direction and story out properly! :)
 

Re: The Longevity Gene
« Reply #4 on: 12 Aug 2009, 23:13 »
Wow, both looks and sounds really interesting. Good luck!

Matti

Re: The Longevity Gene
« Reply #5 on: 12 Aug 2009, 23:26 »
Nice. Looking forward to it. I was hoping for another sci-fi adventure to pop up and I really like your style. Also, I'm into dystopian future settings.   :)

Re: The Longevity Gene
« Reply #6 on: 13 Aug 2009, 01:43 »
very nice use of color palette..

good silhouettes on characters too. Looking forward to more...

Ubel

Re: The Longevity Gene
« Reply #7 on: 13 Aug 2009, 06:08 »
There's always room for more sci-fi adventures in this world. This one looks amazing!

Re: The Longevity Gene
« Reply #8 on: 13 Aug 2009, 10:33 »
Thanks everyone for the lovely comments! :)
 

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Re: The Longevity Gene
« Reply #9 on: 13 Aug 2009, 12:55 »
Looking and sounding great. Reminds me of SOL a bit. Were you inspired at all?
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Re: The Longevity Gene
« Reply #10 on: 13 Aug 2009, 13:56 »
Looks good :)

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Re: The Longevity Gene
« Reply #11 on: 13 Aug 2009, 14:39 »
Looks great, already feels like quite an epic adventure -- good luck! :)

Re: The Longevity Gene
« Reply #12 on: 13 Aug 2009, 15:53 »
SOL ???

The main inspirations were Beneath a Steel Sky, Bioware RPGs and sci-fi films like Blade Runner. I have played a criminally small number of adventure games, despite a love and admiration for the genre. I'm just not very good at them. Hence the more character and story based direction I'm going for. I want players to be drawn in and intrigued, not just baffled and frustrated. ;)
 

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Re: The Longevity Gene
« Reply #14 on: 13 Aug 2009, 15:59 »
Hence the more character and story based direction I'm going for. I want players to be drawn in and intrigued, not just baffled and frustrated. ;)

Sounds good, but be aware that it's more fun to solve puzzles than to watch an interactive movie. Remember: It's supposed to be a game. Just try to find a good compromise between story + gameplay.

Good luck.

Re: The Longevity Gene
« Reply #15 on: 13 Aug 2009, 16:02 »
@Snake & Puddin': Looks nice, shame the download is broken... :(

@Mr Matti: Yeah, there will be puzzles don't worry! :) But I'm hoping to balance it so the player can explore and unravel the story through exploration and dialogue as well as the puzzles.
 

Re: The Longevity Gene
« Reply #16 on: 17 Aug 2009, 20:04 »
It looks absolutely fabulous.. So hope you finish it all soon ;) keep up the great work..

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Re: The Longevity Gene
« Reply #17 on: 18 Aug 2009, 12:47 »
I recall when you once said on a pm.. "I can't draw"

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Re: The Longevity Gene
« Reply #18 on: 18 Aug 2009, 17:02 »
It looks absolutely fabulous.. So hope you finish it all soon ;) keep up the great work..

Thanks, so do I! :D

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Re: The Longevity Gene
« Reply #19 on: 24 Oct 2009, 15:48 »
BUMP! with a couple more screenies:





Hope this whets your appetites! :)

Development is slow, but progress is certainly being made...