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Title: Nancy the Happy Whore & the Perfidious Petrol Station - SUMMERBATCH
Post by: Technocrat on 18 Mar 2012, 19:34
It's a couple of months yet to go, but I thought I'd get the whole "showing" people thing out of the way to build up excitement. After all, this is the Excitement Games Studio forums, aren't they? Aren't they? They aren't? Damn. Well, in that case, coming soon to a computer in front of you:

Nancy the Happy Whore and the Perfidious Petrol Station

Nancy, the titular sex-worker with an unshakeably optimistic attitude, finds herself running out of fuel while on her way to the Big City. Now, with the help of her best friend and crack-fiend Susie the Drug Addict, she must not only procure the petroleum to make her auto-machine go again, but help defeat an armed robbery, a disillusioned amateur hippy and THE PROPHETS themselves to help uncover the evil lurking within - the PERFIDIOUS PETROL STATION!

(http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o33/Nedraed/demoscreen1.png)

(http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o33/Nedraed/demoscreen2.png)

(Graphics sort-of representative, and subject to a whole lot of improvement and cleaning-up before it's finished)

Featuring:
- An intricate and disturbing social commentary on the issues of modern womanhood
- Non-linear art
- Eight rooms!
- Voices! (which reminds me, who wants to voice a character?)
- Graphics!
- Six languages (including ENGLISH (UK), ENGLISH (USA), ENGLISH (CANADA), ENGLISH (NEW ZEALAND), ENGLISH (ZIMBABWE) and ENGLISH (FEDERATED STATES OF MICRONESIA))

Release date: THIS SUMMER

Since this is intended to be part of Mods' Summerbatch group of games, it'll also be my first venture into charging people money for what I make. COMMERCIAL! WOO!

Edit: FINISHED! PAY MONEY TO PLAY WITH NANCY, THAT'S WHAT SHE'S THERE FOR! (http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=46590.0)[/url]
Title: Re: Nancy the Happy Whore and the Perfidious Petrol Station
Post by: WHAM on 18 Mar 2012, 19:58
What a wonderfully happy looking whore!  ;)
And an eye-catcher to be sure, colour me interested!
Title: Re: Nancy the Happy Whore and the Perfidious Petrol Station
Post by: SarahLiz on 18 Mar 2012, 20:39
Wow!!  Those are some impressive graphics, for sure!  I'd definitely pay $ to play this game...

Looking forward to it!   :D

Title: Re: Nancy the Happy Whore and the Perfidious Petrol Station
Post by: Tabata on 18 Mar 2012, 20:55
YAY - It looks good!
And I'm already very curious about the issues of modern womanhood  ;D
Title: Re: Nancy the Happy Whore and the Perfidious Petrol Station
Post by: Ghost on 18 Mar 2012, 21:07
This. Is looking great. Cool graphics, very oldschool, very wanna have!
Title: Re: Nancy the Happy Whore and the Perfidious Petrol Station
Post by: Mouth for war on 18 Mar 2012, 21:25
This looks awesome :D
Title: Re: Nancy the Happy Whore and the Perfidious Petrol Station
Post by: Victor6 on 18 Mar 2012, 22:39
Got the love the character graphics style.

- Six languages (including ENGLISH (UK), ENGLISH (USA), ENGLISH (CANADA), ENGLISH (NEW ZEALAND), ENGLISH (ZIMBABWE) and ENGLISH (FEDERATED STATES OF MICRONESIA))
er....

- Does this mean the UK version will spell words like colour correctly?
- I notice once again the Aussies are missing out, although they'd ban it for some idiotic reason.
Title: Re: Nancy the Happy Whore and the Perfidious Petrol Station
Post by: Technocrat on 18 Mar 2012, 23:07

- Does this mean the UK version will spell words like colour correctly?
- I notice once again the Aussies are missing out, although they'd ban it for some idiotic reason.

Australia's kind of near to NZ and Micronesia, they can kind of average out the distance!

I've no doubt Australia would ban it. After all, as far as the Aussie government's concerned, computer games are always, 100% exclusively aimed solely at minors and nobody else.
Title: Re: Nancy the Happy Whore and the Perfidious Petrol Station
Post by: selmiak on 19 Mar 2012, 00:54
She has that innocent look up on her face, I'm already in love. :D
Title: Re: Nancy the Happy Whore and the Perfidious Petrol Station
Post by: ThreeOhFour on 19 Mar 2012, 10:01
This looks lovely!

It's such a pity I am Australian  :(
Title: Nancy the Happy Whore and the Perfidious Petrol Station
Post by: Surdy on 19 Mar 2012, 14:12
You've got a really good job, Technocrat  :o

If you are interested in a free french translation, I am your man & you can contact me.  ;)
Title: Re: Nancy the Happy Whore and the Perfidious Petrol Station
Post by: Technocrat on 19 Mar 2012, 21:11
You've got a really good job, Technocrat  :o

If you are interested in a free french translation, I am your man & you can contact me.  ;)

So, "Nancy la Prostituée Heureuse"? I might have to get back to you on that one, that could be a good idea.
Title: Re: Nancy the Happy Whore and the Perfidious Petrol Station
Post by: Technocrat on 22 Mar 2012, 22:29
Also, since Nancy doesn't like to operate in awkward silence, I'm digging around for musicians - anyone fancy having a go at something cartoony?
Title: Re: Nancy the Happy Whore and the Perfidious Petrol Station
Post by: DBoyWheeler on 23 Mar 2012, 22:49
It'd make a great opportunity for a great Leisure Suit Larry reference.  Maybe not a cameo, but a reference.
Title: Re: Nancy the Happy Whore and the Perfidious Petrol Station
Post by: theo on 31 Mar 2012, 21:27
It'd make a great opportunity for a great Leisure Suit Larry reference.  Maybe not a cameo, but a reference.

Or maybe a tie-in with crackwell? I loved unhinged. I'm not really a "profanity is funny" kind of guy but that shiet was hilarious.

Good luck with this commercial endeavor of yours, technocrat. I love your stuff. The rail rocked!
Title: Re: Nancy the Happy Whore and the Perfidious Petrol Station
Post by: Armageddon on 31 Mar 2012, 22:27
I was not expecting this, I must have it. :o
Title: Re: Nancy the Happy Whore and the Perfidious Petrol Station
Post by: Technocrat on 01 Apr 2012, 10:52
I'm putting a lot of oomph into it this weekend - especially drawing-wise.

(http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o33/Nedraed/Nancy4.png)

I think I'm improving!
Title: Re: Nancy the Happy Whore and the Perfidious Petrol Station
Post by: Doc_Savage on 02 Apr 2012, 19:01
Hi technocrat,

I would be happy to make you some music samples if you want to see if it
fits your needs.

write me in Pm ;)


Title: Re: Nancy the Happy Whore and the Perfidious Petrol Station
Post by: Stupot on 03 Apr 2012, 19:51
I can't wait to have a go on Nancy  :P
Title: Re: Nancy the Happy Whore and the Perfidious Petrol Station
Post by: DBoyWheeler on 03 Apr 2012, 21:46
I can't wait to have a go on Nancy  :P

 :D Naughty boy!  Tsk tsk!   ;D
Title: Re: Nancy the Happy Whore and the Perfidious Petrol Station
Post by: EKM on 15 Apr 2012, 00:55
Looks awesome. The graphics remind me of Day of the Tentacle. I can't wait to play this.
Title: Re: Nancy the Happy Whore and the Perfidious Petrol Station
Post by: Technocrat on 28 Apr 2012, 02:21
Just thought I'd say, Nancy the Happy Whore and the Perfidious Petrol Station can now be played from beginning to end - as long as you do it absolutely correctly, don't mind a complete lack of walkcycles on non-main characters, and absence of sound.

(http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o33/Nedraed/DemoCult.png)

Fortunately, the magic of unemployment gives me an awful lot of time for fixing these things, and I confidently predict that within two weeks, people will be able to have a test-drive of Nancy for me. As long as you're interested, of course!

Now if you'll excuse me, I need to make sure she's performing at her best.
Title: Re: Nancy the Happy Whore and the Perfidious Petrol Station
Post by: Tabata on 28 Apr 2012, 06:42
... As long as you're interested, of course!

Are you kidding  :shocked: 
We are trembling in impatience and anticipation (http://www.smileyvault.com/albums/userpics/12962/weeeeheeeee.gif)
Title: Re: Nancy the Happy Whore and the Perfidious Petrol Station
Post by: Monsieur OUXX on 30 Apr 2012, 15:01
what can we expect by "non-linear graphics" ? Curvy graphics?  :-[
Title: Re: Nancy the Happy Whore and the Perfidious Petrol Station
Post by: Technocrat on 01 May 2012, 02:23
what can we expect by "non-linear graphics" ? Curvy graphics?  :-[

The curviest! In all the right places! (if you know what I mean)
Title: Re: Nancy the Happy Whore and the Perfidious Petrol Station
Post by: Hudders on 01 May 2012, 14:12
Will it be in 3D?
Title: Re: Nancy the Happy Whore and the Perfidious Petrol Station
Post by: DBoyWheeler on 02 May 2012, 17:21
what can we expect by "non-linear graphics" ? Curvy graphics?  :-[

The curviest! In all the right places! (if you know what I mean)

As the Monty Python group would put it, "Nudge nudge wink wink say no more."
Title: Re: Nancy the Happy Whore and the Perfidious Petrol Station
Post by: DBoyWheeler on 16 May 2012, 01:51
Um, something to help keep the project alive (if it hasn't been completed yet).

Technocrat, if you need a proofreader, I can be of service.  :)
Title: Re: Nancy the Happy Whore and the Perfidious Petrol Station
Post by: Technocrat on 16 May 2012, 08:36
Um, something to help keep the project alive (if it hasn't been completed yet).

Technocrat, if you need a proofreader, I can be of service.  :)

That's most generous of you, but it's essentially finished already! Just a couple of polish issues, then maybe find a translator or several!
Title: Re: Nancy the Happy Whore and the Perfidious Petrol Station
Post by: Chicky on 16 May 2012, 14:33
Great to hear that this is (very almost) finished, I bet Nancy's occupational benefits helped you reach that climax so quickly, eh Technocrat :P

Oh and the lighting in that exterior screenshot is spot on!
Title: Re: Nancy the Happy Whore and the Perfidious Petrol Station
Post by: LTGiants2000 on 16 May 2012, 18:08
Technocrat, did you end up with voice as well? I am curious because I could offer my voice...as well as I'd LOVE to see it included!
Title: Re: Nancy the Happy Whore and the Perfidious Petrol Station
Post by: Technocrat on 16 May 2012, 20:49
Technocrat, did you end up with voice as well? I am curious because I could offer my voice...as well as I'd LOVE to see it included!

With the deadline for the Summerbatch coming up so quickly, there wasn't quite enough time for voices, I'm afraid! I'm thinking of it for her next outing, though.

And soon, everyone else will be able to have a go on Nancy!
Title: Re: Nancy the Happy Whore and the Perfidious Petrol Station
Post by: Zero+ on 17 May 2012, 17:53
Wow, those screeshots are gorgeous!
I like your idea very much, I'd like to offer myself as a translator for an Italian version of Nancy. At programming I'm a bit goofy, but I understand English (whatever variant it is) well. If this can help...
Title: Re: Nancy the Happy Whore and the Perfidious Petrol Station
Post by: CosmoQueen on 20 May 2012, 12:21
LOL just when I think I've seen it all I get surprised again! This looks so fun and unique. I haven't been on AGS in a while and I'm glad I haven't missed the release of this!
Title: Re: Nancy the Happy Whore and the Perfidious Petrol Station
Post by: DBoyWheeler on 20 May 2012, 20:50
Maybe in a sequel I can help as a proofreader...

Eh, for voices, if I'm not talking to another actual person, I sound a wee bit monotone--maybe I could try being a voice for a character who's semi-monotone in talking?  At least I'd be attempting to try another thing in doing games.

Maybe I'd be a character that tends to talk monotone enough that Nancy falls asleep in the dialogue (that'd be funny, huh?).
Title: Nancy the Happy Whore and the Perfidious Petrol Station
Post by: Surdy on 23 May 2012, 19:55
Hi Technocrat,

Yes, alphabet with accents should be great.

Nancy the Happy Whore is in french ''Nancy la Pute Heureuse'' because you use the word ''whore'' not ''prostitute'' but it's a bit rude.  (laugh) I think ''Nancy la Prostituée Heureuse'' is better. ;)
Title: Re: Nancy the Happy Whore and the Perfidious Petrol Station
Post by: Technocrat on 10 Jun 2012, 21:55
Now, in Latin!

x1 x2 x4 x8



Title: Re: Nancy the Happy Whore and the Perfidious Petrol Station
Post by: DBoyWheeler on 12 Jun 2012, 16:22
*chuckle* Show-off!

I suppose next someone will try to do it in Japanese (Romanized, of course--better known as Romaji).
Title: Re: Nancy the Happy Whore and the Perfidious Petrol Station
Post by: Surdy on 13 Jun 2012, 15:47
Hi Technocrat,

I am ready to go if you know what I mean. Still waiting the english text for a french translation ;)
Title: Re: Nancy the Happy Whore and the Perfidious Petrol Station
Post by: thiezar on 13 Jun 2012, 17:10
I'm looking forward to play this game. I love non-linear graphics since I played "day of the tentacle".
I'm not doing promises I could translate it in italian if you wish.
Title: Re: Nancy the Happy Whore and the Perfidious Petrol Station
Post by: DBoyWheeler on 15 Jun 2012, 20:42
Ah, more offering to translate, as well as Surdy's offer to translate to French.

If, by any good fortune, anyone wanted to do a Japanese translation, a good title for it would be
????????
[Romanized: Shiawase Sh?fu Nansh?;
Literal Translation: Happy Whore Nancy]

For the record, I used Google Translate.

I mean, just a thought.
Title: Re: Nancy the Happy Whore and the Perfidious Petrol Station
Post by: Kastchey on 15 Jun 2012, 23:18
Not exactly :)
?? means something closer to 'sex worker' and I haven't heard anyone ever use that word in a daily conversation.??? (baishun) is a much more popular word. ?? will require a ? (na) suffix if a noun follows. The output would be ?????????.

Just my two cents :)
Title: Re: Nancy the Happy Whore and the Perfidious Petrol Station
Post by: DBoyWheeler on 16 Jun 2012, 01:00
Thanks, Kastchey.  Oh, and I like your avatar, btw.

[Update] Man, has it been THAT long since someone looked into this project?  I wonder how it's been since I last visited this thread?
Title: Re: Nancy the Happy Whore and the Perfidious Petrol Station
Post by: Technocrat on 11 Aug 2012, 14:03
Here we go, here we go - step right up and take a ride on Nancy! (http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=46590.0) Pay what you want for her delectable services, as part of the gangbang-of-games that is the Summerbatch!

Title: Re: [RELEASED] Nancy the Happy Whore and the Perfidious Petrol Station
Post by: Darth Mandarb on 11 Aug 2012, 14:30
Excellent, congrats on finishing!