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Title: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok
Post by: Corby on 29 Jun 2009, 15:05
Check out our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/HeroinesQuest

Trailer:
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Voice Preview:
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Overview:

Welcome to the inhospitable Northland, where trolls and wolves stalk the night, and where you are just one thin cloak away from turning into an icicle.

Rumor has it that Jotnar, the frost giants, are on the loose, and that Fenrir the Devourer stirs in his sleep. Gossip says that eldritch Svartalf magic runs wild, and that trade caravans disappear. People curse the incessant cold and eye each other warily, one hand on their trusty axe. And Northlanders are not known for their even temper.

What the land needs is a Heroine, and she had better arrive now. Are you up to the task, or will you die trying?

Current Team:

Radiant: Story/Coding
Corby: Backgrounds/Sprites/Portraits
Dmitri Zavorotny: Portraits/Music/Additional Art
Fizzii: Portraits/Backgrounds/Sketches/Additional Art
Matthew Chastney: Music

(http://www.corbydesigns.com/hq/images/title.png)
Website:  http://crystalshard.net/hq.htm

Some Screenshots:

(http://www.corbydesigns.com/hq/images/fighter_select5.gif) (http://www.corbydesigns.com/hq/images/wizard_select3.gif) (http://www.corbydesigns.com/hq/images/thief_select2.gif)

Realm of the Dark Elves
(http://www.corbydesigns.com/hq/images/skyrmir_house.png)
A familiar type of garden?
(http://www.corbydesigns.com/hq/images/erana2.gif)
The Thieves Guild
(http://www.corbydesigns.com/hq/images/40.png)
Random forest
(http://www.corbydesigns.com/hq/images/forest.png)

(http://www.corbydesigns.com/hq/images/heroine15.png)
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest
Post by: Marion on 29 Jun 2009, 15:14
How beautiful :)
Very Kyrandia-like ! 8)
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest
Post by: Matti on 29 Jun 2009, 15:54
Yeah, really beautiful graphics, very well done.

Good luck with the programming.  ;)
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest
Post by: Eggie on 29 Jun 2009, 16:14
Looks gorgeous. Good luck!
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest
Post by: IndieBoy on 29 Jun 2009, 16:35
The screenshots look great. I hope all the other aspects of the game will be as good. Good luck  ;D
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest
Post by: Igor Hardy on 29 Jun 2009, 16:37
Looks very true to the original Quest for Glory. Does the different sex allow for any different skills than the male hero had?
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest
Post by: cosmicr on 30 Jun 2009, 00:37
looks great!

you've obviously spent a lot of time studying the original QFG (vga version).

can we expect to see any characters or creatures from QFG?
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest
Post by: Mouth for war on 30 Jun 2009, 01:30
This looks really awesome keep up the very good work :D
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest
Post by: Peder 🚀 on 30 Jun 2009, 02:35
Lovely! ;D.
Do I need to say more?? :P
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest
Post by: mintymint on 30 Jun 2009, 03:52
Those backgrounds are amazing!!  :D
And I like the character as well..  ;D
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest
Post by: Corby on 30 Jun 2009, 05:02
There will be a few similar monsters. Frost Giant, as seen in QFG1... I don't know if you've heard of a Lindworm. It's essentially a Nordic version of the Wyvern, minus wings. There's so many monsters from Nordic mythology to draw on.

Can't really think of any female specific skills. So far, it's essentially the same skills as the usual hero.

Thanks for all the comments!  :)
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest
Post by: Frodo on 30 Jun 2009, 10:18
*drools*

This looks amazing.  The screenshots are beautiful.   ;D

Quest For Glory is one of the favourite games.   :D

There's not too many games that have a female hero, to kudos to you for that.   :D

Title: Re: Heroine's Quest
Post by: Tijne on 30 Jun 2009, 11:31
Oh wow-- I wish I didn't see this.  Now I'm going to be clicking on your website every few days hoping this gets released in an unrealistic amount of time. xD

Title: Re: Heroine's Quest
Post by: Atelier on 30 Jun 2009, 16:35
Wicked graphics. I especially like the forest and Town scenes. Hopefully it will end up in a really atmospheric, engrossing game. Which I'm sure it will. :)
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest
Post by: Snake on 30 Jun 2009, 16:53
All I have to say is, "WOW". This looks incredible. Keep it up!
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest
Post by: Darth Mandarb on 30 Jun 2009, 17:48
I usually avoid this kind of post ... but this looks fantastic!

I'm really glad to know you're still in development with this.
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest
Post by: Snake on 30 Jun 2009, 18:19
Quote from: Darth
I usually avoid this kind of post ...
Oh, Darth, it's good to see you loosen up your reigns a little ;)
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest
Post by: Iv4n on 30 Jun 2009, 21:05
Woah! What a surprise!!! I agree with Darth Mandarb. The screens are fantastic! I didn't believe you were working on this anymore. Hopefully, you'll be able to finish the game this year.
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest
Post by: neon on 30 Jun 2009, 21:47
YES, I like it!
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest
Post by: Corby on 30 Jun 2009, 23:45
Hey thanks! I'll do my best to get this finished asap this time.

Oh, I forgot to mention trolls!
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest
Post by: Frodo on 01 Jul 2009, 01:15
Hey thanks! I'll do my best to get this finished asap this time.

Oh, I forgot to mention trolls!

Trolls?  Did somebody mention trolls?   ;D

This just gets better!   :)
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest
Post by: Alarconte on 01 Jul 2009, 14:01
Wonderfull! Marevelous!!, (And she's NOT like Sophia xD)

I hope the game will be original and not soo much quest for glory-kingquest too much inspired.

Luck with the game!
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest
Post by: Spike4072 on 01 Jul 2009, 15:12
I remember playing the old demo for this. Glad to see you are working on it again. :D
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest
Post by: SuperDre on 01 Jul 2009, 18:32
BONK!!

ooof, that was me falling of my chair.. Oh my god, this looks really great... I'm really looking forward to playing this game.. BUT, don't rush it, just take your time to finish it, because it would be a shame if you rushed it after you've come so far...
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest
Post by: TerranRich on 01 Jul 2009, 21:32
This game looks simply amazing, and I look forward to its release!
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest
Post by: doctorfargo on 02 Jul 2009, 18:03
Wow! The graphics look wonderful!!  :D
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest
Post by: Wesray on 02 Jul 2009, 23:20
Looks great  - and you can never go wrong with trolls! This goes on my must-play list.
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest
Post by: kajlin on 03 Jul 2009, 07:51
Oh, I love your game! Those screenshots look great! :) If you want to translate your game into Czech, I'll help you!
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest
Post by: Dualnames on 04 Jul 2009, 00:18
This looks very nicely drawed and it has that sort of atmosphere coming from the pics...it makes me nostalgic..
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest
Post by: jetxl on 04 Jul 2009, 14:25
LOL. When I read the title, heroine made me think of something different.
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest
Post by: arj0n on 04 Jul 2009, 15:39
This game is dope  ;D
and definitely on my play list
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest
Post by: i k a r i on 05 Jul 2009, 01:19
Sometimes I don't know where do I take the courage to make critics when I suck at art xD, but I just wanted to point out that maybe the tree branches look like they've been hammered inside the trees rather than being part of it...(except the first 4 screenshots)

Otherwise I think it's amazing!!, much better than what I can do  :-X.

I hope you finish the game asap!thanks!
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest
Post by: Corby on 05 Jul 2009, 05:30
Thanks again for the comments!

Ya, that last screenie does look a bit odd (trees). I'll be sure to fix that next polish time.
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest
Post by: mouthuvmine on 17 Jul 2009, 05:39
Hey! I believe you have something of mine...please return my scripter to me in the SAME condition you found him in! ;)

I kid, The game looks awesome. I LOVE the graphics!
i can't wait!
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest
Post by: MRollins on 05 Aug 2009, 02:56
This game is going to be amazing! These backgrounds are unbelievable.
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest
Post by: xelanoimis on 10 Aug 2009, 15:45
This really looks great!
I love the backgrounds and the main character.

P.S. Broken links to the music samples on your website.
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest
Post by: splat44 on 13 Sep 2009, 06:54
Strange! I thought I remember that game!

Good to seeing this into developpment!
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest
Post by: Joe on 14 Sep 2009, 12:58
I really liked those fantasy backgrounds!! please tell me this won't be a comercial game!! ::)
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest
Post by: Corby on 15 Sep 2009, 01:44
Free!
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest
Post by: AGEMON on 15 Sep 2009, 11:23
Looks beautiful game
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest
Post by: Shane 'ProgZmax' Stevens on 17 Sep 2009, 02:32
You've made some lovely, atmospheric backgrounds.  Good luck finishing this.
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest
Post by: HammerBlade on 19 Oct 2009, 05:37
I must say I'm dazzled by the work on the visuals you've done, and got warm fuzzies seeing the screen shot with the cloaked figure. :=

Making a game in the tradition of Quest for Glory is going to be a technically complicated task, especially for handling combat.  What programming strategy did you have in mind?
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest
Post by: PuNKKoMmANDO77 on 20 Oct 2009, 17:19
great work , i need this game , great great graphic  :D
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest
Post by: Knox on 21 Oct 2009, 14:30
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Looks very true to the original Quest for Glory. Does the different sex allow for any different skills than the male hero had?

Im sure "nagging" will be a skill you can develop.

Very nice backgrounds...did you work for Sierra back in the day, or what? Awesome :)
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest
Post by: Aardvark4Lunch on 24 Oct 2009, 06:57
Wow this game looks great! Did you do everything yourself?
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest
Post by: Corby on 14 Jan 2010, 09:29
New screenshot posted for fun.
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - New screenshot
Post by: Nikolas on 14 Jan 2010, 09:40
Hmmm...

Never posted in this thread. Plus I've kinda stopped posting in the AGS forums, but this IS worth it! I've seen it before, but for some reason I didn't post.

Here's my post then offering my congrats for your effort so far and my amazement at the quality of your work! :) Looking forward to the release
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - New screenshot
Post by: GreenBoy on 16 Jan 2010, 00:02
Woo  :o I love the new screenshot, very atmospheric.
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - New screenshot
Post by: Radiant on 20 Mar 2010, 02:31
And in latest news, the Heroine's Quest team has joined forces with Crystal Shard studios, known for several adventure games in the recent past.

http://crystalshard.net/hq.htm

I believe HQ is a very promising project that will become a worthy spiritual successor to the classic series. We're drawing from mythological sources to put together a highly atmospherical world, and a challenge worthy of any heroine. Primarily, the team now consists of Corby (art) and myself (scripting), although several other people are contributing with e.g. music and portrait art. There is still a lot of work to be done, so do not expect a swift release yet.

(http://crystalshard.net/images/hspr1.png)
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - New website!
Post by: SarahLiz on 22 Mar 2010, 00:16
Oh my.   :o  I hadn't seen anything on this thread in awhile and yet, I'm in total awe once again.  I canNOT wait to see more.  The backgrounds are so, so beautiful.  I know it's not done but...well done.   ;)
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - New website!
Post by: Lucia Wilber on 25 Mar 2010, 16:15
This looks VERY promising and exciting! There aren't enough classic Sierra-style games with female main characters! I definitely look forward to checking this one out!
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - New website!
Post by: Knox on 25 Mar 2010, 16:20
This is one of the games I cant wait to play...sigh, the good old sierra days...!
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - New screenshot
Post by: Labrynian Rebel on 07 Apr 2010, 04:13
(http://crystalshard.net/images/hspr1.png)

Hey, it's Brauggi Junior!  ;D

Words cannot describe how much I am looking forward to this game! I just finished Quest for Yrolg and now I'm back in the questing mood! When the Heroine's Quest website was finally updated it literally made my day! Keep up the good work!
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - New website!
Post by: xenogia on 07 Apr 2010, 04:30
I look forward to this game, especially considering it brings back memories of QFG for me.. *nostalgic look*
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - New website!
Post by: Corby on 07 Apr 2010, 15:56
More like Brauggi Senior!

(http://www.corbydesigns.com/giants.png)
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - New website!
Post by: loontje on 07 Apr 2010, 17:48
I've been too much of a forum lurker to post in this topic until now, but I really like your old school style.
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - New website!
Post by: Labrynian Rebel on 07 Apr 2010, 22:06
More like Brauggi Senior!

Wow, I guess Brauggi wasn't so much of a "giant" afterall  ::)
That's probably why he was in Spielburg, all of the bigger giants kept picking on him
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - New website!
Post by: Darth Mandarb on 08 Apr 2010, 14:34
Alright, back on topic now.
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - New website!
Post by: Bombermans on 08 Oct 2010, 15:16
Oh, this game really really really really looks GREAT.

I hope you'll finish it!

I also have a question about the game. Will it have 'dead ends'? Please, not... XD
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - New website!
Post by: Darth Mandarb on 08 Oct 2010, 15:48
Corby - let me know when you are ready to post an update and I'll unlock this.

Bombermans - please read the forum rules before digging up old[er] threads.
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - New Updates!
Post by: Corby on 18 Mar 2011, 00:33
Thought I'd make a quick update. The first post has some new stuff! :)
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - New Updates!
Post by: Igor Hardy on 18 Mar 2011, 00:39
Wow, all looks great with some excellent animations! And the heroine was so hungry she even ate the plate! ;)

btw Can you reveal what are you basing the animations on? For example the heroine's cape looks really film footage like.
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - New Updates!
Post by: Corby on 18 Mar 2011, 02:10
Hmmm! Some animations have a lot of QFG in them like the warhammer swing. Maybe a bit of Kyrandia too for the nature stuff.
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - New Updates!
Post by: cianty on 18 Mar 2011, 21:08
Awesome stuff. Really awesome.
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - New Updates!
Post by: Takyon on 26 Mar 2011, 23:09
Amazing animation, very impressed
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - New Updates!
Post by: Karens on 11 Dec 2011, 14:03
Loved your The tale of two Kingdoms, one of the very best ags games ever!  I hope this game is still in development, seems like a really great game!

and I would love to do the screens and animations for you in 3d if you want, let me know if you're interested :) (I'ved worked with two fan game teams before, the TSL, silver lining and mmgame's KQ4, did all the backgrounds there, well over a hundred screens)
 
contact me on;
sjokokroko@hotmail.com
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - New Updates!
Post by: Radiant on 11 Dec 2011, 14:51
Karens, that's some impressive artwork you've got there. We'll definitely be contacting you within one or two days.
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - New Updates!
Post by: smaug on 11 Dec 2011, 15:10
This looks extremely beautiful and appealing! I really look forward to seeing more of this!

And, as a follower, and admirer, of Karens' work for MMG's remake of KQ4, for a few couple of years, I am very excited of the prospect of her joining forces with your formidable team!

I really loved A tale of Two Kingdoms, it was a true epic in graphics and storytelling! Best of luck with this masterpiece!
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - New Updates!
Post by: Darth Mandarb on 11 Dec 2011, 15:28
Second time for this thread...

Karens - please read the forum rules before digging up any more threads and post your work in the "offer your services" thread (it doesn't belong in here as those graphics have nothing to do with this particular game).  If you specifically want to notify corby of your work please send via PM.

corby - once again, if/when you're ready to post an update let me know and I'll, once again, unlock this for you.


It would seem that Corby had updated this thread last month (first post) so I'm unlocking it...
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - New Updates!
Post by: Karens on 11 Dec 2011, 16:06
yeah, I thought about adding it on the 'offer help' thread, but it felt more natural to put it here,
thanks,


og.. Øyvind!!! hhehe,, takk for koselige ordene,
 det var lenge siden! :) går det bra med deg!?, skriv meg en email da og hør fra deg (vil vite kossen det går med deg der oppe i nord, og greier og greier,, koselig :-)  hehe
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - New Updates!
Post by: Dirt McStain on 12 Dec 2011, 20:01
Hi Karens, thanks for the offer!  Great work on TSL!  Do you have any specific examples that you'd like to share?  Feel free to PM me, Radiant, and Corby if you like.  Also, I'm curious, what applications do you use for modeling, rendering, wrapping, textures, etc.?
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - New Updates!
Post by: Darth Mandarb on 12 Dec 2011, 20:22
Please take all that discussion (examples, programs you use, etc) into PMs and leave this thread about this game.
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - New Updates!
Post by: Sledgy on 18 Jan 2012, 05:31
Nice girl and game, I think! Good luck to authors. We'll waiting for demo.
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - New Updates!
Post by: WHAM on 18 Jan 2012, 14:20
Reminded me of Quest for Glory games, and by ye Gods I loved those! Awesome look and awesome animation, can't wait to see a playable build! Also, should you be looking for beta testers, colour me interested here and now.

How the hell have I missed this game until now? I need to start looking around the GiP more...
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - New Updates!
Post by: Radiant on 24 Jan 2012, 11:30
Reminded me of Quest for Glory games,
Yeah, that's our goal :)

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Also, should you be looking for beta testers, colour me interested here and now.
Okay, we'll keep that in mind; this game will need a lot of testing. Ah, I see from your cred page that you've done that before; that's good.
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - New Updates!
Post by: arj0n on 24 Jan 2012, 11:37
As for testers: you can count me in too if needed.
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - New Updates!
Post by: Construed on 18 Feb 2012, 18:03
Wow, I'm lovin that!
Totally diffrent than QFG yet still somewhat has the feel!
Great job!
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - New Updates!
Post by: Tabata on 18 Feb 2012, 20:05
These animations and screenshots are sooo awesome – I love the garden and the chosen colors and ... don't know what to say ... WOW!
- also thumbs up for heroines – so you deserve both thumbs from me  :D

                 (http://www.smileyvault.com/albums/userpics/12962/thumps_up.gif)

Go on like this – it is going to be cool rockin' stuff!  (http://www.smileyvault.com/albums/userpics/12962/rockin.gif)
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - New Updates!
Post by: Corby on 20 Feb 2012, 12:39
Thanks Grim, Tabata, Karen, WHAM, and others for the comments! We'll keep you in mind Arjon.

Not much to say for an update. Everything is going smoothly though.

This guy is waiting for the finished game till then.
(http://www.corbydesigns.com/arngrim_sit.gif)

Also, a creepy wraith for no reason:
(http://www.corbydesigns.com/haugr_down.gif)
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - New Updates!
Post by: Construed on 20 Feb 2012, 12:51
Nice, he reminds me of the hero6 character, but better!
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - New Updates!
Post by: cianty on 20 Feb 2012, 17:56
Oh man... This is sooo gorgeous...
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - New Updates!
Post by: Matagot on 20 Feb 2012, 18:24
I really want to play this game  8)

You're doing good Corby. Appealing to a Kyrandia fan  ;D
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - New Updates!
Post by: Blake00 on 06 May 2012, 08:48
Wow.. these new shots look great Corby! So glad to see you, Radient and the gang are still at it! :)

I've been meaning to email you again as I've been doing some big upgrades to my QFG fan games page. I've updated the Heroine's quest page now too.

Also you may find my new Hero6 page interesting as I remember us chatting over email about finding an old Hero6 demo lost out there somewhere. Its not the the MAD engine forest demo we wanted but instead its a recent pre-alpa AGS version of the game (before it shut down) with MUCH more content.
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - New Updates!
Post by: fózi on 07 May 2012, 03:38
I'm not much into playing as female characters but the graphics are very professional-looking!
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - New Updates!
Post by: deltamatrix on 18 May 2012, 12:17
I would also like to express my excitement for this game. A genuinely new QFG (like) game will be greatly valued.

You have great talent Corby, we coulda done with you much earlier on in the Hero6 project.
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - New Updates!
Post by: Chicky on 18 May 2012, 12:51
I'm not a big fan of the QfG style backgrounds, but I just wanted to pop by and say that this game is looking fantastic! I really think you've establish a very pleasing art style that is consistent in both character and quality throughout all your screenshots. The animations are simply wonderful! Keep up the good work :)
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - New Updates!
Post by: LTGiants2000 on 18 May 2012, 18:02
I would also like to say that amoungst all of the fabulous games being created right now, this one is probably my most anticipated one. I am a huge QFG (I still call it Hero Quest) fan!
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - New Updates!
Post by: Corby on 29 Jun 2012, 23:10
Thanks everyone!

@Blake00: Great site as usual. Thanks again for the page!

@deltamatrix: Thanks! Unfortunate about Hero6 for sure. Wish I could've helped more.

A quick update:

Things are still moving along quite quickly. Fizzii (ATOTK, KQ3 Remake, SQ2 Remake) has joined the team and is helping with quite a bit of art work (see new Heroine portrait on first page).

For now, one last preview before the release: :)

(http://www.corbydesigns.com/hq/images/skyrmir_house.png)
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - New Updates!
Post by: EchosofNezhyt on 29 Jun 2012, 23:13
This is first time I've seen this thread, Awesome art looks fantastic!
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - New Updates!
Post by: vertigoaddict on 30 Jun 2012, 02:44
That last preview makes me think there would be an MC Escher room or something  ;-D
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - New Updates!
Post by: CaptainD on 30 Jun 2012, 14:10
So, the game is going to be released soon? ;-D  This looks better and better...
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - New Updates!
Post by: Tramponline on 30 Jun 2012, 14:40
WOW! Is it just me or is this screenshot literally oozing charm & atmosphere!

It has such a hypnotic quality, it gives you no choice but to stare at it with a faint smile on your face.
Perfection in itself!
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - New Updates!
Post by: Igor Hardy on 30 Jun 2012, 14:44
Looks incredible so far. And that Elven shop is such a great location.
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - New Updates!
Post by: arj0n on 30 Jun 2012, 15:30
The elven shop is an awesome design!
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - New Updates!
Post by: thiezar on 30 Jun 2012, 15:32
Wow! It looks amazing. Can't wait for the release. Arts are so cool!
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - New Updates!
Post by: smaug on 30 Jun 2012, 20:57
Awesome awesome image! This project is shaping up to be just as good as the previous masterpieces A Tale of Two Kingdoms and AGDIs remake of Quest for glory 2, and that means, about as good as it can get, in my book..!
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok
Post by: SarahLiz on 01 Jul 2012, 01:18
So...I'm going to be a total arse and ask the question you hate most...when do you estimate "soon" release to be?  Please don't shoot me, I'm just a huge fan that's been eagerly following the progression of this beautiful game and can't wait.  (nod)


Sarah
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok
Post by: Blackthorne on 01 Jul 2012, 02:01
Looking good, Corby!  I am definitely one of the ones who is eagerly waiting for this one!


Bt
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok
Post by: Secret Fawful on 01 Jul 2012, 03:20
I can't find a flaw in that artwork. Good show.
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok
Post by: Corby on 01 Jul 2012, 10:02
Thanks again! :) The whole Dark Elf (Svartalf) realm is a topsy-turvey place. Glad the MC Escher influence was noticed, but it's not really any perspective illusions. His work was too hard to emulate.

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So...I'm going to be a total arse and ask the question you hate most...when do you estimate "soon" release to be?

Oops, did I say soon? Well, I can sort of make an estimate. I expect the art/animations to be done around the end of the year, then there's the rest of the coding, followed by testing. So... 2013 sometime? :) Maybe Radiant has a different idea since he's released a large game in the past.

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So, the game is going to be released soon?

Sorry, bad wording. I meant to say that I'm trying not to release any more screenshots, as in, to not spoil the game until it's done. My bad!
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok
Post by: Radiant on 01 Jul 2012, 16:55
So...I'm going to be a total arse and ask the question you hate most...when do you estimate "soon" release to be?

I'm sorry, citizen, that information is not available at your security clearance :)

Seriously though, no, we're not going to give you a deadline. We're making excellent progress though, and it's fair to say that most of the game is done. We're still looking into the possibility of a voice pack (which would be a serious time investment) and we'll probably be looking for beta testers at some point. Stay tuned for that :)

(we're not auditioning for voice actors now; however, if you have done voice editing or voice pack organization before, feel free to contact us. Also, if you're interested in beta testing and you either have samples of prior work, or a convincing motivation beyond "hey I'd like to", feel free to post in this thread or PM, but we likely won't get back to you for some time).
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok
Post by: Chadly on 04 Aug 2012, 06:03
So when are we looking at release? or at least beta? Give us something please!!!!!
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok
Post by: Radiant on 05 Aug 2012, 21:45
Sorry, we can't give specific dates right now. As the old adage goes, It's Done When It's Done.
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok
Post by: Chadly on 25 Aug 2012, 08:39
Well ok folks, its Done when its Done.  This i get.  Some new info would be appreciated tho Radiant.
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok
Post by: Edgar_España on 25 Aug 2012, 22:30
These graphics are simply adorable!! I love the finish touch as you are giving. I wish I knew to do these pixelated graphics ... I'm a lover of them, and for my taste, I give you a 10!
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok
Post by: Labrynian Rebel on 07 Sep 2012, 01:32
Also, a creepy wraith for no reason:
(http://www.corbydesigns.com/haugr_down.gif)

That's what I always pictured the Night Gaunts from QFG1 looking like XD
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok
Post by: Radiant on 26 Sep 2012, 12:19
We're on Facebook now! Please like us if you're looking forward to this game. Spread the word!

https://www.facebook.com/HeroinesQuest
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok
Post by: Radiant on 18 Feb 2013, 09:19
We are considering including a voice pack in the game, but we would like to have your opinion on that. We've put together a short poll on the subject (https://www.facebook.com/questions/153448138143865/); please answer it. Thanks!
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok
Post by: mkennedy on 18 Feb 2013, 20:26
We are considering including a voice pack in the game, but we would like to have your opinion on that. We've put together a short poll on the subject (https://www.facebook.com/questions/153448138143865/); please answer it. Thanks!


If you decide to do a voice pack I would make it as a separate download, or at least make it possible to download the game without the speech pack as they can really inflate file size.
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok
Post by: Radiant on 19 Feb 2013, 22:40
If you decide to do a voice pack I would make it as a separate download, or at least make it possible to download the game without the speech pack as they can really inflate file size.

Oh, the game is plenty big already without a voice pack :P
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok
Post by: SarahLiz on 20 Feb 2013, 06:52
If you decide to do a voice pack I would make it as a separate download, or at least make it possible to download the game without the speech pack as they can really inflate file size.

Oh, the game is plenty big already without a voice pack :P



Voted in your poll...  :)  IMHO, the game already appears that it will have plenty of pure unadultrated beauty and excitement without the need for speaking parts.  I like when there is a character voice pack SOMETIMES in a game, but really only when it is done flawlessly and the characters' voices are VERY accurately depicted (which is kinda subjective, I know) from their personalities (both things being very difficult to do).  To be completely honest, I think most people are so eagerly anticipating the release of this game, and have been for so long, that the lack of a voice pack will not really affect the overall satisfaction.  Everyone will just be so grateful to be able to finally play it! 


That being said of course, releasing a "Heroine's Quest v. 1.1" later on in the future with said voice pack is also another route you could take.  Ultimately though, I think everyone is pretty much going to tell you that this game is YOUR baby and therefore you have to do what feels right to YOU.  No matter what you decide, people will stand behind your decision (do we have a choice?  Ha. ;)) and be excited no matter when the game is ready for release.  So, in the meantime, keep up the FANTASTIC work.  :)


Cheers,
Sarah Rupert 

Edited to add:  Oh brother.  I think I was delirious from lack of sleep when I wrote this post.  I'm sorry I was so long-winded, sheesh...  :/
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok - NEW TRAILER!
Post by: Corby on 23 Feb 2013, 11:23
Here's our first trailer for the game. Hope you enjoy. :) Thanks to Azure for the voice talent.

[embed=640,480]<iframe width="640" height="360" src="
" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>[/embed]
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok - NEW TRAILER!
Post by: Tramponline on 23 Feb 2013, 11:47
Lovely trailer, guys.
I especially like the animation during the 'heist' sequence. Very 'ninja' :wink:.
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok - NEW TRAILER!
Post by: miguel on 23 Feb 2013, 12:21
This is looking fantastic! Great trailer!
Best of luck finishing the game.
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok - NEW TRAILER!
Post by: Tabata on 23 Feb 2013, 13:22
WOW!  :shocked:
That is very impressive - and all those animations are really cool!
Awesome work on every part of the design  (http://www.smileyvault.com/albums/userpics/12962/whoooo_clap.gif)
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok - NEW TRAILER!
Post by: Azure on 23 Feb 2013, 15:32
Yay thanks for letting me take part, this looks great!
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok - NEW TRAILER!
Post by: CaptainD on 23 Feb 2013, 19:26
Nice!  (laugh)
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok - NEW TRAILER!
Post by: smaug on 23 Feb 2013, 19:47
Epic trailer! The backgrounds, the portraits, the animation, everything!!! I hope that "soon" is sooner than soon..!
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok - NEW TRAILER!
Post by: DBoyWheeler on 23 Feb 2013, 21:28
Nice!  And Azure did a great job with the voice here!  Hope that Heroine's Quest keeps up the great standard (if not exceed it) that Quest for Glory set.
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok - NEW TRAILER!
Post by: Corby on 24 Feb 2013, 04:06
Thanks for the nice comments. :)

Edited to add:  Oh brother.  I think I was delirious from lack of sleep when I wrote this post.  I'm sorry I was so long-winded, sheesh...  :/

No worries. :) I think we're going to give the voice thing a go early on, so there's little delay in a release. I hope it works out.

Quote from: smaug
I hope that "soon" is sooner than soon..!

We're getting there.  I can report on the art, which is over 90% done!
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok - NEW TRAILER!
Post by: Fizzii on 26 Feb 2013, 08:42
Also, we are looking for voice actors! If you're interested or know anyone who would be interested in helping out, please look at this thread here (http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=47711) and send me an audition for any of the characters you're interested in.
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok - NEW TRAILER!
Post by: dactylopus on 01 Mar 2013, 03:04
This game is looking fantastic!  From what I can tell, the battle system looks like a lot of fun, similar to QfG2.

Excellent work!  I am eagerly looking forward to the release.
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok - NEW TRAILER!
Post by: LTGiants2000 on 01 Mar 2013, 20:06
This bad boy (or girl if you will) has been on the top of my list for some time and has repositioned itself with that trailer. WOWEE!!
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok - NEW TRAILER!
Post by: Blake00 on 05 Mar 2013, 09:42
Thought I'd let you guys know that I posted your trailer in the Quest for More Glory Facebook group and QFG's Lori Cole herself posted this comment: "This really does look like it could be fun. They did a great job at re-creating the old Quest for Glory" :)
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok - NEW TRAILER!
Post by: Radiant on 05 Mar 2013, 11:41
Awesome! Happy to hear that :D
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok - NEW TRAILER!
Post by: Sledgy on 05 Mar 2013, 12:33
Really, it's cool idea - female Glory :) Authors are super :)
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok - NEW TRAILER!
Post by: Fizzii on 01 Apr 2013, 09:29
After just over a month, we have made some decisions on our voice cast :)

We ended up with 118 different people auditioning for our project, or 77 male and 41 female voice actors.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v140/Fizzii/actors-1_zps9f9c885a.png)

Over three weeks of auditions, we had a big surge of interest at the start, and another surge of auditions towards the end.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v140/Fizzii/actors-3_zps42864c8e.png)

On average, an actor auditioned for 5.1 characters, giving us a total of 606 separate character auditions to listen to. It was very tough making the casting decisions and some great actors did end up missing out, but we really appreciate each and everyone's interest and time regardless, including those from these forums who took part :)
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok - NEW TRAILER!
Post by: Corby on 24 May 2013, 07:25
Haven't posted a good update in awhile.

Fizzii has made a lovely poster for the game here:

(http://www.corbydesigns.com/hq/images/hqposter.jpg)

Some progress I can report on somewhat accurately:

Art is at 95% and the voice pack at 80%. Currently, we're finishing up the last chapter.

And, just for fun, a sample from the combat system:
(http://www.corbydesigns.com/hq/images/bergrisi_pound.gif)

Lots of giants in the game. :) This one is of the dumb/strong type.
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok - NEW TRAILER!
Post by: Ghost on 24 May 2013, 08:04
That is a lovely, lovely poster, Corby. Wouldn't look out of place on a high fantasy novel's jacket. Really smells of adventure; can't wait! Can't wait!
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok - Updates!
Post by: Andail on 24 May 2013, 08:47
I really think the game deserves a better poster (no it's not very good), because the in-game graphics is so beautiful. That's my sincere opinion, no offense!
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok - Updates!
Post by: cianty on 24 May 2013, 12:44
This is getting better and better. I really can't wait.
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok - Updates!
Post by: dactylopus on 24 May 2013, 16:33
Great poster, and wonderful animation!

Thanks for sharing!  Can't wait!
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok - Updates!
Post by: Tabata on 24 May 2013, 16:57
Awww - what a beautiful poster!
Those graphics and animations are really cool and you all are doing a very good job! (http://www.smileyvault.com/albums/userpics/12962/thump_up.gif)
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok - Updates!
Post by: smaug on 25 May 2013, 18:43
This project is getting more impressive and exciting by the minute! Beautiful poster artwork, great animation work and now I learn that the extraordinary talented team has been bolstered by Karens, to provide 3D cutscenes! This project may even top AGDI's magnificent remake of Quest for Glory 2! I am really looking forward to see more of this..!
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok - Updates!
Post by: fischkopf on 16 Jun 2013, 06:30
I hope you're selling this game, because if you did, I would instantly buy it. :D
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok - Updates!
Post by: Corby on 21 Jun 2013, 10:30
Thanks for the nice comments everyone!

Quote
I hope you're selling this game, because if you did, I would instantly buy it.

Thanks, but free is also nice. :)
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok - Updates!
Post by: shaun9991 on 21 Jun 2013, 12:03
this is the game i am perhaps most excited about in the history of ags - i cant wait to re-live that quest for glory style gameplay in a new and fresh way. great stuff
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok - Updates!
Post by: The Fool on 22 Jun 2013, 00:08
Yup, exactly Shaun :)
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok - Updates!
Post by: DBoyWheeler on 22 Jun 2013, 18:17
As I said... if these previews are any indication, this will DEFINITELY be one of the most downloaded homebrew adventures!  Especially among QfG fans.

I know this will do well with adventure gamers everywhere.  So my personal hope is that there'll be a sequel.  I may have said it earlier in the thread, but it bears saying again--this should be a series!  It'd be a shocking shame if it doesn't.
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok - Updates!
Post by: Luca on 26 Jun 2013, 09:13
It looks fantastic! Great job! :)
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok - Updates!
Post by: Radiant on 26 Jul 2013, 12:20
Dear all,

Heroine's Quest: The Herald Of Ragnarok is nearing its completion, and so we are looking for a few Beta Testers. They'll get access to our current mostly-stable and almost-fully-playable build, and are asked to comment on playability and puzzle design, as well as find bugs, graphics glitches, and assorted miscellaneous issues. But this is not just a free preview of the game; please be prepared to spend time clicking on lots of details and testing out object interactions. There are some in-game debugging tools available, of course.

If interested, please drop me a PM with your motivation, as well as your previous experience with testing video games. Thanks!
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok - Updates!
Post by: DBoyWheeler on 26 Jul 2013, 19:30
From what I've seen in previews and other things so far, I just KNOW this'll be a smash hit!

I said it before, I'll say it again--it'd be a shame if this doesn't get a sequel... or even become a series.
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok - Looking for Beta Testers!
Post by: Radiant on 30 Jul 2013, 22:24
Heroine's Quest: The Herald Of Ragnarok is nearing its completion, and so we are looking for a few Beta Testers. They'll get access to our current mostly-stable and almost-fully-playable build, and are asked to comment on playability and puzzle design, as well as find bugs, graphics glitches, and assorted miscellaneous issues. But this is not just a free preview of the game; please be prepared to spend time clicking on lots of details and testing out object interactions. There are some in-game debugging tools available, of course.
Ok, we've got three people now so we'll start with that. If anybody else wants to volunteer, give us a call!
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok
Post by: Corby on 31 Jul 2013, 10:55
Hey everyone, we did a short preview showcasing some of the game's voice acting. Enjoy!

[embed=640,480]<iframe width="640" height="360" src="
" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>[/embed]
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok - New Voice Preview!
Post by: miguel on 31 Jul 2013, 11:06
Sounds good! Great music as well.
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok - New Voice Preview!
Post by: dactylopus on 02 Aug 2013, 03:54
You guys found some pretty decent voice actors!

Seeing and hearing it all in action just makes me want the game more.  Good work!
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok - New Voice Preview!
Post by: Igor Hardy on 02 Aug 2013, 10:14
Excellent! And lovely use of In the Hall of the Mountain King.
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok - New Voice Preview!
Post by: TheBitPriest on 04 Aug 2013, 22:43
This game is really coming together!  ;)  Good job, Radiant et. al.
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok - New Voice Preview!
Post by: kaput on 05 Aug 2013, 16:42
After finally getting around to playing ATOTK I seriously cannot wait to play this. It's going to be awe-to-the-some.
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok - New Voice Preview!
Post by: Lasca on 06 Aug 2013, 09:04
This look's really awesome!
Just a small detail in the trailer: in the scene where the Heroine's watching smoke rise, the smoke rising upwards gives the impression that there's no wind, while her hair and cape flutters like there is wind. Just looked a little strange. Sorry to be picking on small details, but the game looks so great that I just had to!
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok - New Voice Preview!
Post by: Corby on 15 Aug 2013, 11:44
Thanks for the comments everyone. :) Testing is going well, and the final art is nearly complete.

Quote
Just a small detail in the trailer: in the scene where the Heroine's watching smoke rise, the smoke rising upwards gives the impression that there's no wind, while her hair and cape flutters like there is wind. Just looked a little strange. Sorry to be picking on small details, but the game looks so great that I just had to!

Ahh! There's a huge thicket of trees blocking the smokey area, but the red-headed character is in an open area....  :X
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok - New Voice Preview!
Post by: Radiant on 20 Aug 2013, 12:13
So the most frequently asked question is, is this game freeware? The answer is that yes, it is. We design our games as a hobby in our spare time, and make money from our day jobs; we believe these games should be free for everybody's enjoyment, and our reward comes from the fan reactions we'll (hopefully) be getting.

The second most common question is, why don't we do a kickstarter? The answer is that we started this game years ago and we're now finishing up, so there's no need to 'start' anything. There's little point in raising KS money if we don't really have anything to spend it on.

That said, people who wish to support us are welcome to make a donation using the paypal button on our site, http://crystalshard.net/hq.htm - or, of course, to share this thread or our facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/HeroinesQuest) with all their friends, blogs, message boards, or anyone else who might be interested in it.
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok - New Voice Preview!
Post by: Zazzaro on 20 Sep 2013, 06:35
Any updates? How is the beta test going. I'm crawling the walls waiting for this to release :grin: I know I know it's done when its done but AToTK completely captured that retro Sierra quests series for me so been looking forward to this adventure more than any other adventure game the last few years. Plan to donate to your site as well upon release. I know it's free but I feel I paid for crap games plenty of times so I doesn't bother me at all to make a donation :cheesy:

Edit* actually talk is cheap, just donated lol. But I couldn't change the amount from $6???? I'm on ipad so maybe that's why. Wanted to donate $15 so ill just donate again when released.
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok - New Voice Preview!
Post by: Radiant on 20 Sep 2013, 22:38
Thank you for your enthousiasm! Yes, it's going well, and no, we're still not going to specify an exact date, sorry! We do plan on having a little pre-release contest for fans though, we'll keep you posted!
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok - New Voice Preview!
Post by: SarahLiz on 20 Sep 2013, 23:52
Woo hoo!!
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok - New Voice Preview!
Post by: Zazzaro on 23 Sep 2013, 04:55
Thank you for your enthousiasm! Yes, it's going well, and no, we're still not going to specify an exact date, sorry! We do plan on having a little pre-release contest for fans though, we'll keep you posted!

Awesome glad it's going well. Look forward to the contest if it doesn't involve drawing lol. Have great pictures in my head but has never translated to paper.
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok - New Voice Preview!
Post by: Radiant on 26 Sep 2013, 00:51
Join the Heroine's Quest box contest, and win a cameo in the game!

(1) Download the box art for the game from http://crystalshard.net/dls/hq_boxart.zip
(2) Print one of the box art images, and use it to make a DVD case, CD case, or actual game box for HQ.
(3) Take a picture of it in suitable surroundings. What is fitting is up to you; you could find a snowy landscape to place it in, or cosplay as a troll holding the case, or create some fan art and place the case to the side, or anything else you can think of. Be creative!
(4) Post the picture in this thread. If you have Facebook, please put it in our FB group as well, and link to it from your own Facebook timeline or wall.

The deadline is October 16th (23:59 GMT). After that, the Crystal Shard team will act as judges to determine the three best entries. The three winners will get a cameo in the game: describe what your character should look like and we will place it in Heroine's Quest. One cameo is alive and well, one is imprisoned, and the last one is dead (because hey, the game is about Ragnarok). The cameos are not hidden; a player is likely to come across them in a normal playthrough.

The first price gets first pick and an animated cameo; the other two are static. Your character must be suitable to the environment, so e.g. robots or ninjas are not an option; and note that this is
a cameo, not a moving or speaking role. By submitting a picture, you give us permission to use it as promotional material on e.g. our website; we'll include your name if we use it. Crystal Shard retains full rights to the game, including the sprites used for the cameo.
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok - Contest!
Post by: Radiant on 03 Oct 2013, 17:15
(http://crystalshard.net/images/hqpromo1.jpg)
Stuart Wright sent us this pic, which I hope is inspiring to other participants!
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok - Contest!
Post by: Monsieur OUXX on 04 Oct 2013, 03:11
amazing picture!
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok - Contest!
Post by: Igor Hardy on 04 Oct 2013, 08:44
Should we understand this as "Heroine's Quest will top them all!"? :)
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok - Contest!
Post by: JoshuaSmyth on 04 Oct 2013, 22:04
This game looks really cool. The Quest for Glory series is probably my favourite series of all time.
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok - Contest!
Post by: Radiant on 13 Oct 2013, 19:55
Three days to go! Do something creative and win a cameo in Heroine's Quest!
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok - Contest!
Post by: Construed on 03 Nov 2013, 02:45
This game is just unbelievably beautiful, I can't wait to play!
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok - Contest!
Post by: Blake00 on 15 Nov 2013, 10:15
Looks so awesome guys!

I posted a link to your Meet the team article at indiedb (http://www.indiedb.com/games/heroines-quest/news/heroines-quest-find-out-more-about-the-game-and-meet-the-team/#4220783) on the Quest For More Glory facebook group and once again it attracted the attention of the Cole's. :) Corey viewed it and Lori posted "I love the look of the main character - she rocks!"
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok
Post by: Fizzii on 02 Dec 2013, 09:57
Thanks for posting the link Blake :)

There are a couple more updates on our IndieDB page:

(http://media.indiedb.com/cache/images/games/1/28/27342/thumb_620x2000/combat.jpg)

About Monsters, Combat and Interfaces: http://www.indiedb.com/games/heroines-quest/news/heroines-quest-monsters-combat-and-interfaces

About the game's development and how it all began: http://www.indiedb.com/games/heroines-quest/news/the-making-of-heroines-quest-the-herald-of-ragnarok

Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok
Post by: CaptainD on 02 Dec 2013, 21:34
This just looks more impressive every time I see it.  8-)
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok
Post by: mkennedy on 02 Dec 2013, 22:29
Will there be an option to let the computer handle the combat for those of us with slow reflexes? (If you want you could also give a slight XP bonus to players who choose to do the fights manually)
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok
Post by: Fizzii on 02 Dec 2013, 22:50
Quote
Will there be an option to let the computer handle the combat for those of us with slow reflexes? (If you want you could also give a slight XP bonus to players who choose to do the fights manually)

There is a difficulty slider with a very easy setting (and currently, it is super easy) for those who don't like combat elements and wish to experience more of the adventure elements :) You won't need fast reflexes at all, and the game is still enjoyable!
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok
Post by: Construed on 03 Dec 2013, 03:15
What an honor to receive the attention of the Coles!
And a well deserved one too, This game is certainly a finely polished gem!!!
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok
Post by: Zazzaro on 06 Dec 2013, 03:00
So I see a release date of December 30th! Is that true? I also have a question, will this be like AToTK with multiple endings or is that too much of a spoiler to say before release?
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok
Post by: Fizzii on 06 Dec 2013, 09:44
We haven't announced an official release date yet, but definitely aiming for some time this month. We are getting really close, so hopefully we'll have an official date worked out soon.
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok
Post by: selmiak on 06 Dec 2013, 12:20
Oh wow, these are exciting news!
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok
Post by: cacaro on 07 Dec 2013, 14:51
Oh wow, these are exciting news!

Indeed. Can't wait to try this.
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok
Post by: Zazzaro on 07 Dec 2013, 23:43
Ah ok, I just saw on your indiedb page that it said coming December 30th so got hopeful. Anyways take your time as it will ultimately lead to a better product.
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok
Post by: Fizzii on 08 Dec 2013, 01:03
We'll make sure we make an official announcement on Facebook, IndieDB, here etc when we have a date :)
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok
Post by: Charity on 13 Dec 2013, 04:32
This is beautiful.  I really enjoyed A Tale of Two Kingdoms and Quest for Glory is still one of my favorite adventure game series.  I think if anyone can pull this off, you guys can.

I just watched the voice acting preview and the voices are pretty good, but the animations were totally out of sink with the voices, which broke immersion for me pretty bad.  Will this be fixed in the finished product?  I hate nitpicking about this since everything else about this looks so great.
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok
Post by: Corby on 13 Dec 2013, 04:34
Quote
I just watched the voice acting preview and the voices are pretty good, but the animations were totally out of sink with the voices, which broke immersion for me pretty bad.  Will this be fixed in the finished product?  I hate nitpicking about this since everything else about this looks so great.

Been fixed for quite a bit now. :)
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok
Post by: Corby on 17 Dec 2013, 18:13
Some fun previews until the release:

http://www.indiedb.com/games/heroines-quest

Not much longer now. :)

(http://corbydesigns.com/andvari_idle.gif)
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok
Post by: Radiant on 21 Dec 2013, 16:13
We're getting a white christmas this year... :D
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok
Post by: Construed on 21 Dec 2013, 17:01
Nice! In the game, or in your region?
We haven't had a white Christmas in our region in like 5 years, however we will in our game :D
Merry Christmas to you Corby, Fizzii and the rest of the crew!

Nice animation Corby! Gotta love that pixel perfection, a few little pixels do a whole lot!
Not an easy task, as I've learned recently!

So how many years have you guys been working on this thus far?

PS. I would love to get a few of you and Fizzii's pixel art tutorials, although Fizzi's tutorial site seems to be down :(
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok
Post by: Fizzii on 21 Dec 2013, 20:42
Merry Christmas to you as well! :)

We're currently testing like crazy and Radiant is fixing those extra bugs coming in like mad.

The game started late 2009. So it'll be just over four years since Corby initiated the project.

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PS. I would love to get a few of you and Fizzii's pixel art tutorials, although Fizzi's tutorial site seems to be down :(

I didn't think anyone really looked at my old website! I actually need to sort out a new host first, and I was going to do more new tutorials with better techniques as I wasn't happy with some of those tutorials (since as usual, I've improved over time).
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok
Post by: Construed on 22 Dec 2013, 00:37
Ah, I see.
Heroine's quest is going to be super bad ass then cause you guys got a decent sized team and I saw the AGD remakes which were quite splendid with a smaller team took about the same amount of time.

Yea, I've studied qfg style art for a few years now and there's not many references or even people who understand what it consists of, So between you,Corb, my good friend Toendra and a very small handful of others you were among the top traditional style artists I've ever seen :D

Please let me know if you do get a new site up, I pretty much lurk these forums constantly!

Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok
Post by: dactylopus on 23 Dec 2013, 08:31
I'm so ridiculously excited about this game.  I can't wait to see it!

Good luck with the last bits of the process.  I hope those bugs don't cause too much trouble.
Title: Release Date: Heroine's Quest - The Herald of Ragnarok
Post by: Corby on 24 Dec 2013, 08:19
Crystal Shard announces Heroine's Quest Christmas release!

Crystal Shard is pleased to announce that we will be releasing Heroine's Quest: The Herald of Ragnarok on Christmas evening (December 25th, 2013, Europe/American time).


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It has been a long journey, but we are finally at the stage where the game is ready for release. The game can be downloaded for free from our website  (http://www.crystalshard.net/hq.htm)http://www.crystalshard.net/hq.htm, and we will also organise for it to be hosted onto various mirrors.

Stay tuned for the release, and happy holidays from Crystal Shard!

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Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok - Christmas release! Dec. 25th, 2013
Post by: Construed on 24 Dec 2013, 10:20
Wow! What an awesome Christmas present to the community!
You guys have worked very hard on this game and spent a great deal of time on it.
You are true hero's!

I'm going to be downloading it Christmas day!

Merry Christmas and god bless you all!
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok - Christmas release! Dec. 25th, 2013
Post by: Daniel Eakins on 24 Dec 2013, 11:43
This is the biggest, most high-profile RPG ever made with AGS isn't it?

I'm really really excited :-D
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok - Christmas release! Dec. 25th, 2013
Post by: CaptainD on 24 Dec 2013, 12:08
This is the biggest, most high-profile RPG ever made with AGS isn't it?

I dunno - probably on a par with AGDI's QFG2 remake, but in a sense this is even better because it's original! :cool:

Congrats to all on the team - this is a mammoth project and looks awesome.
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok - Christmas release! Dec. 25th, 2013
Post by: selmiak on 24 Dec 2013, 12:11
(http://www.corbydesigns.com/hq/thriv_laugh.gif)

This sums up my reaction pretty well :D
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok - Christmas release! Dec. 25th, 2013
Post by: AprilSkies on 24 Dec 2013, 12:13
An incredible work!
Awesome!
I'm waiting for the release ... tomorrow!!!!!
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok - Christmas release! Dec. 25th, 2013
Post by: Athanor on 24 Dec 2013, 12:44
I followed the development of your game since the beginning. I'm really looking forward to the release tomorrow. To be honest, I can't remember awaiting a game's release with so much excitement. It's like a wonderful christmas present for me. Thank you very much for all your effort and passion to finish your game! I wish you all the best and Merry Christmas to all readers of this thread. :)
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok - Christmas release! Dec. 25th, 2013
Post by: DBoyWheeler on 24 Dec 2013, 12:46
Considering the winter setting, it's only appropriate that it be released that day.  :-D

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of you!
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok - Christmas release! Dec. 25th, 2013
Post by: cacaro on 24 Dec 2013, 14:31
Best christmas present I could hope for. Thank you so much. :cheesy:
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok - Christmas release! Dec. 25th, 2013
Post by: Stupot on 24 Dec 2013, 20:13
Great stuff. Hopefully I'll be able to slope away from the Christmas proceedings for a spell and check it out :-)
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok - Christmas release! Dec. 25th, 2013
Post by: SarahLiz on 24 Dec 2013, 21:30
Ohhh oh ho, merry Christmas to ME!  This is the best gift I could have ever asked for! 

Wow.  This totally made my day, heck, my week, year, etc.  Thanks to all of you for all your dedication & hard work making this game, I know it's going to be a huge hit. 


Sarah
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok - Christmas release! Dec. 25th, 2013
Post by: Zazzaro on 25 Dec 2013, 03:57
Awesome ill donate to your site again :smiley:

And done, wish would let you donate more than $6 but I've done it twice. Thanks for all the work!!!
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok - Christmas release! Dec. 25th, 2013
Post by: dactylopus on 25 Dec 2013, 05:40
I am so very happy!  Not only for me, because I get to play this awesome game, but for Crystal Shard and all of the hard work they put in to make this a reality.  You guys are truly amazing.  I am beyond excited to have the chance to finally download this!

To have this wonderful game released for free is truly an exceptional feat.  While the earlier RPG remakes have all been good, they have been retellings of stories I knew well.  I am looking forward to immersing myself in a new world on par with the best of the Quests for the first time in far too many years.

Thanks, everyone!
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok
Post by: Ghost on 25 Dec 2013, 05:42
We're getting a white christmas this year... :D

Checks site...

Yay! Congrats on that release!
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok - Christmas release! Dec. 25th, 2013
Post by: Secret Fawful on 25 Dec 2013, 11:03
OH MY GAWWWWD, I know what I'm doing Christmas evening.
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok - Christmas release! Dec. 25th, 2013
Post by: Corby on 25 Dec 2013, 21:40
Just finished the final game run. :)
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok - Christmas release! Dec. 25th, 2013
Post by: Zazzaro on 25 Dec 2013, 22:25
Upload upload UPLOAD!!!!! :smiley:
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok - Christmas release! Dec. 25th, 2013
Post by: DBoyWheeler on 25 Dec 2013, 22:27
Hopefully we could have a walkthrough somewhere.  I'm reluctant to play through intense adventures without some idea of where to go.

My philosophy of games like this is "Know before you go."
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok - Christmas release! Dec. 25th, 2013
Post by: Daniel Eakins on 25 Dec 2013, 22:36
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Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok - Christmas release! Dec. 25th, 2013
Post by: Blackthorne on 25 Dec 2013, 23:18
Hopefully we could have a walkthrough somewhere.  I'm reluctant to play through intense adventures without some idea of where to go.

My philosophy of games like this is "Know before you go."

Hahah. Wow.  This is so foreign to me! I just mean my approach to games is the complete opposite - it's about discovery, jumping in blind and finding my way out!  So different!

Anyway, I'm sure in time someone will do a walkthrough for ya.


Bt
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok - Christmas release! Dec. 25th, 2013
Post by: dactylopus on 26 Dec 2013, 00:10
Thanks for the release!  This is truly a happy holiday!  :-D
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok - Christmas release! Dec. 25th, 2013
Post by: Radiant on 26 Dec 2013, 00:28
That was three minutes before midnight, but still on christmas day as promised. But all you Americans and Canadians with your funky different time zones can still enjoy it after the big dinners :)
Title: Re: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok - Christmas release! Dec. 25th, 2013
Post by: Zazzaro on 26 Dec 2013, 00:31
Thank you for the release and congratulations!!!!