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Title: Starship Quasar (available on Steam)
Post by: Radiant on 13 Dec 2011, 18:54
[embed=640,390]http://youtu.be/ZYSjfFapV-E[/embed]

Starship Quasar (http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/1505/download/)
On the spaceship Quasar, the lack of shore time causes tension to run high. The latest argument has proved too much, with each of the crew stalking off to different parts of the ship. To the medical officer, bringing these warring characters back together will be no easy task.

In this short adventure game, you control four different characters as they explore the ship, each with their own skills and reactions to the environment. Instead of on puzzle solving, the game focuses on the personalities of the characters and their interactions. The game is fully voiced.

(http://crystalshard.net/img/quasar3.jpg)

Download here (http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/1505/download). This is the deluxe edition of the game, with improved graphics and professional voice acting. Enjoy!

Art by Elissa Ng; portraits by Joel Philip Page; music by Vincent Olmsted; and script by yours truly. Includes a voice pack as well as multiple translations into German, French, Italian, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, and Russian.
Title: Re: Quasar: Space Sickness
Post by: CaptainD on 14 Dec 2011, 08:55
Haven't had time to play it yet but this looks great!  Congrats on the release.
Title: Re: Quasar: Space Sickness
Post by: Lewis on 14 Dec 2011, 10:12
Downloaded, being played today most likely. Congrats on release!
Title: Re: Quasar: Space Sickness
Post by: hedgefield on 14 Dec 2011, 22:03
Played through the opening so far, will spend more time on this one soon. LOVE the character portraits. Are they modelled off of real people? They're very impressive. And the setting is great. Most scifi is more about BUHH ALIENS and not enough about man this ship is small and I hate it here.

If you're looking for voice actors I wouldn't mind trying my hand at it.
Title: Re: Quasar: Space Sickness
Post by: joelphilippage on 14 Dec 2011, 23:07
LOVE the character portraits. Are they modelled off of real people?

I based my pencil drawings off of photographs and painted them on the computer. Elissa did some great touch-ups after they were scaled down.
Title: Re: Quasar: Space Sickness
Post by: Radiant on 26 Jan 2012, 20:25
Voice pack is coming up! Two out of five actors have sent in their recordings so far.
Title: Re: Quasar: Space Sickness
Post by: KodiakBehr on 27 Jan 2012, 02:41
Downloaded.  Can't wait to try it out!
Title: Re: Quasar: Space Sickness
Post by: stepurhan on 28 Jan 2012, 05:55
Good stuff. A simple tale told most elegantly. I especially loved the way every character thought another character would know what the machine on the bridge was for.  ;D

Up against some tough sci-fi competition in the January freeware releases mind.  (http://www.adventuregamers.com/article/id,1408)
Title: Re: Quasar: Space Sickness
Post by: Turtiathan on 29 Jan 2012, 03:59
Voice pack is coming up! Two out of five actors have sent in their recordings so far.

Yay! Let's hear it for the guy who introduced two of the three female voice-overs for this game. Anyway, did my friend contact you? She hasn't responded to my second message either.
Title: Re: Quasar: Space Sickness
Post by: Radiant on 28 Feb 2012, 01:02
We've got all voices done except for Florent's, and a German and French translation are coming up. Stay tuned!
Title: Re: Quasar: Space Sickness
Post by: Corby on 23 Mar 2012, 03:11
Just finished playing this the other day. Well done! Lovely graphics/animations/dialogues and I especially liked the portraits.  I wonder what that strange machine on the bridge does...?
Title: Re: Quasar: Space Sickness
Post by: Radiant on 23 Apr 2012, 17:50
Quasar (http://crystalshard.net?g=15) is now also available in French and German, and has a voice pack!

(http://crystalshard.net/img/quasar.png)
Title: Re: Quasar: Voice Pack released!
Post by: Radiant on 26 Aug 2014, 22:48
We are currently working on a Deluxe version of Quasar, which is intended for distribution over GOG, Desura, and similar platforms. Aside from some interface tweaks, this primarily means that Elissa has been touching up or redoing graphics in a better resolution and color depth:

(http://crystalshard.net/img/quasar3.png)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v140/Fizzii/Quasar/bridge-room-new_zps252efd4c.png)

Basically, what we're doing is applying the lessons learned during the creation of Heroine's Quest to some of our earlier games; Warthogs is due for a similar treatment. This also means that we are re-recording the voice pack with professional actors with high-end recording equipment. To the community members who helped out with our voice pack: thank you very much for your support, and we sincerely hope not to offend anyone with this move. We'll keep you posted on future developments.
Title: Re: Quasar: Voice Pack released!
Post by: Nikolas on 26 Aug 2014, 23:48
So, Petter, this means that you're going commercial after all? :)
Title: Re: Quasar: Voice Pack released!
Post by: Kitty Trouble, LLC on 29 Aug 2014, 07:26
It was a nicely done short game. I just finished it. One question, is there a use for the
Spoiler: ShowHide
flower
?
Title: Re: Quasar (working on Deluxe version)
Post by: Sslaxx on 03 Sep 2014, 12:52
You need to fix the download link to 1.1, because it's pointing to the defunct bigbluecup site.
Title: Re: Quasar: Voice Pack released!
Post by: Radiant on 05 Sep 2014, 17:52
So, Petter, this means that you're going commercial after all? :)
Only because it's near-impossible to get an audience these days without going Steam or Desura :P

It was a nicely done short game. I just finished it. One question, is there a use for the ?
The game is about exploration. This is part of it.

You need to fix the download link to 1.1, because it's pointing to the defunct bigbluecup site.
Done.
Title: Re: Quasar (working on Deluxe version)
Post by: Frodo on 05 Sep 2014, 20:26
So, Petter, this means that you're going commercial after all? :)
Only because it's near-impossible to get an audience these days without going Steam or Desura :P

Urgh, PLEASE don't go steam-only.  :sealed:
Title: Re: Quasar (working on Deluxe version)
Post by: Adeel on 06 Sep 2014, 19:46
So, Petter, this means that you're going commercial after all? :)
Only because it's near-impossible to get an audience these days without going Steam or Desura :P

Urgh, PLEASE don't go steam-only.  :sealed:

GOG also has got some good audience too.
Title: Re: Quasar (working on Deluxe version)
Post by: Radiant on 07 Sep 2014, 09:56
Only because it's near-impossible to get an audience these days without going Steam or Desura :P

Urgh, PLEASE don't go steam-only.  :sealed:
That's why I wrote "or Desura" :cool:

We're also open to other suggestions like GOG.
Title: Re: Quasar: Deluxe Edition
Post by: Radiant on 23 Jan 2015, 20:55
(http://crystalshard.net/img/quasar.jpg)

The Deluxe Edition (http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/1505) is now available from Fireflower.

We decided to overhaul the game with improved graphics and professional voice acting. Enjoy!
Title: Re: Quasar: Deluxe Edition
Post by: Cassiebsg on 24 Jan 2015, 06:19
Congrats on the release of the deluxe version, looks great! (nod)

Just one question, why does "Download the Demo" on the AGS page takes me to Fireflower buy game page, but there's no demo there to download? ???
Title: Re: Quasar: Deluxe Edition
Post by: Fizzii on 24 Jan 2015, 08:41
We haven't made a demo for Quasar as it is a short, casual game. I'm not sure how the AGS site works, but either the website assumes that all commercial games have a demo, or there is some option that needs to be checked (Radiant will check it out when he sees this thread).

For a short preview of how the game looks, we have a trailer here, primarily showing the graphics and voices:


Interface is basically - left click to interact, right click to look. All explained at the start of the game :)
Title: Re: Quasar: Deluxe Edition
Post by: Cassiebsg on 24 Jan 2015, 09:49
Okay, thanks for the explanation Fizzii and many thanks for the video, looks great. :)

I think AGS site assumes there's a Demo if commercial game is choosen. I seem to remember something about that when I posted my game to it.
Maybe it's something for AGA (?) to change on the site... like an extra flag to say if it's pointing to a demo or buy page (or both, like with the game threads CGA, GiP & Hints)...

Someone coming from the outside might feel cheated to click on a "download demo" button and end on a "buy game page".
Title: Re: Quasar: Deluxe Edition
Post by: Radiant on 24 Jan 2015, 12:04
Ok, I've changed it back to "download".
Title: Re: Quasar: Deluxe Edition
Post by: Fizzii on 06 Mar 2015, 10:09
Quasar is now available on Desura: http://www.desura.com/games/quasar/

Trailer:

[embed=640,390]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGmZtTff1Ls[/embed]
Title: Re: Quasar: Deluxe Edition
Post by: Radiant on 13 Oct 2016, 17:52
(http://crystalshard.net/img/bundle.jpg) (http://crystalshard.net/steam.php)

We have started a Greenlight campaign to get Starship Quasar published on Steam, bundled with two of our other adventure games: Larry Lotter, and Quest for Yrolg. For anyone who's played these before, these are the 'deluxe' versions with updated and higher-resolution graphics, new soundtrack, and professional voice acting. If you've enjoyed these games, please support us at our Greenlight page (http://crystalshard.net/steam.php). Thank you for your time!

For Starship Quasar, this includes new translations to Dutch, French, and Polish. We are always on the lookout for new translations, so if you're interested in helping, please drop me a line.
Title: Re: Starship Quasar (now on Steam Greenlight!)
Post by: Fizzii on 21 Dec 2016, 21:23
The bundle is now available on Steam - 15% off until the 23rd December.

Store page: http://store.steampowered.com/app/551840

[embed=640,390]http://youtu.be/WGvKSWsM-xQ[/embed]

DRM-free individual copies can be obtained from Itch.io: http://radiant.itch.io/
Title: Re: Starship Quasar (available on Steam)
Post by: Radiant on 24 Dec 2016, 13:30
[embed=640,390]http://youtu.be/ZYSjfFapV-E[/embed]

Now available on Steam (http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/1505/download).