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Title: Troll Song
Post by: CaptainD on 05 Sep 2012, 23:40
Firstly, I have to say that this is nothing to do with Pixel Hunt's song!

Secondly... this is going to take a while to come out.  I'm working on this with Tino (Knoodn), creator of the amazingly awesome UNGA needs MUMBA (http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/Games.aspx/Detail/1567); he's doing the programming and graphics, I'm doing the writing, game design and voice acting.   Both of us are working on other, bigger projects at the moment so this one is going to take a while to come out... but we're steadily working on it.  Music is being provided by the frighteningly talented KingSeamus (http://www.kingseamus.com/ (http://www.kingseamus.com/)).

Troll Song is a little different to most of the other games I'm working on - we're using a 5-verb interface (+Look), the verbs are very specific to a troll.  This isn't a game about dumb brutes... okay the trolls may not speak very eloquently or be extremely intelligent, but they have a definite culture and code of conduct.  (I've always felt that trolls have been dealt an extremely harsh hand in literature!)  This episodic game series gives them a whole new mythology, a creation mythos, and despite their strength and size, a very dangerous enemy...

We're only actually developed one location so far, but it is a rather large location containing a number of puzzles.  Here are some screenshots:

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-iQ4kYU6viN4/UEfPZ5PI93I/AAAAAAAAN7s/0WYDYiCugto/s1600/Troll+Song+Screenshot+5th+September+2012+-+1.png)
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-_WBlAhlntH0/UEfPal6D5HI/AAAAAAAAN70/C6zUTOiISvw/s1600/Troll+Song+Screenshot+5th+September+2012+-+2.png)
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Bb3VuzMzFCU/UEfPbbWK2fI/AAAAAAAAN78/wE9UvfBbRC8/s1600/Troll+Song+Screenshot+5th+September+2012+-+3.png)
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-OLCsh2M6s8w/UEfPcaPuXUI/AAAAAAAAN8E/fR6F0JA2_Wg/s1600/Troll+Song+Screenshot+5th+September+2012+-+4.png)

In Troll Song Episode 1: Completely Stoned you play as Clod, a troll who along with all the other trolls has been overpowered by a mysterious force and locked away inside a mountain, trapped by strange devices that are slowly turning them back into inanimate stone.  A freak avalanche opens up a hole into the area Clod is being held, and this reverses the process slightly - enough for him to free himself properly, save his troll brothers and start to find out who their enemy is?  That part's up to you...  As you can partially see from the screenshots, being turned to stone has left Clod a little short of abilities... before you can hope to escape, you'll need to regain your strength and get those abilities back.  (Okay I admit it, this was largely inspired by the part in Zak McKraken where you got locked in a cell by the alien mindbenders and were left with only the Walk verb active until slowly the rest returned!)

I'll post more information on this thread of course and you can also keep tabs on the game at http://www.troll-song.com/ (http://www.troll-song.com/).  Once we've got a little further into development I'll probably be looking for some beta testers.  We're hoping to give this game a unique look and feel, and I think we're along the right lines so far.
Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: KodiakBehr on 05 Sep 2012, 23:49
This is a fantastic idea!  I really do like the art direction here.
Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: selmiak on 06 Sep 2012, 00:11
This is looking very promising already. I love how he roars at the boulder.

*secretly hopes for secret unloackable special attacks like headbutting and screenshaking*
maybe as DLC?
Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: AnasAbdin on 06 Sep 2012, 12:02
CaptainD never fails to surprise me! I love everything about Troll Song!
It makes me sad that it'll take a while to come out... I can only imagine the amount of fun waiting for us!

keep up the good work!
Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: CaptainD on 06 Sep 2012, 19:21
KB - thanks, glad you like the idea!  Tino is entirely responsible for the great art design, I just send him obscure sketches and he turns them into something good!

Selmaik - headbutts no (at least they're not planned at this stage), screenshaking definintely features though!  ;-D

Anas - glad I've surprised you!  Though... if you expect to be surprised next time and I do surprise you again, will you actually be surprised??!  Anyway, we'll get it finished as soon as practically possible, but I have to admit that both Tino and myself have other priorities right now... mainly Captain Disaster and Journey of Iesir.  But we WILL definitely get Troll Song made!  8-)
Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: JSH on 09 Sep 2012, 18:05
This looks cool, love the primitive verbs! I find something really compelling with playing a "simple" character, probably for the very same reason I sometimes enjoy playing old RPG's with extremely low character intelligence ;)

In any case, I enjoyed the games you guys have done previously and I'm looking forward to playing this one!
Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: CaptainD on 22 Nov 2012, 10:32
This is very belated, but... thanks Krusbert!

I can now confirm that we will have a (very short) playable demo of Troll Song at Adventure-X.
Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: Fitz on 22 Nov 2012, 15:57
Ah, I knew right away that the art style looked familiar :) And the game definitely sound and looks fun. How often do you get to smash or roar at things in an adventure game? ;) Selmiak has a point, too. There are so many fun things a troll could do. Speaking of which... will there be conversations in the game?
Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: CaptainD on 23 Nov 2012, 09:10
... will there be conversations in the game?

Yes, although not necessarily in the first episode.  Conversations will become more part of the game later in the series.
Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: Paul Franzen on 28 Nov 2012, 02:04
Nice! How long before the demo hits the Internets?!
Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: CaptainD on 28 Nov 2012, 08:55
Not sure if we're going to do a public demo - the one we have for Adventure-X is very short, and since the first episode is planned to be pretty short anyway, I'm a bit uncertain as to whether it's work releasing the demo we have (which is effectively one large room) when it will likely make up at least 20% of the total game length.

Such a short demo will work fine (I think!) for an exhibition where people will probably have limited time on a demo PC, but for people downloading it they may be disappointed by its shortness - you'll probably only take about 10 minutes to complete it in its current state.

(That said - if you want to play the build we have so far, drop me a PM.)
Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: WHAM on 28 Nov 2012, 12:08
I'm sorry, but hasn't ANYONE thought about this yet?

Troll Song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTSA_sWGM44)

Seriously? IT WILL NEVER LEAVE YOUR MIND!

Also: Like the look of the game, I know a few people who will have no trouble whatsoever in gettin into that troll -mindset. ;)
Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: Fitz on 28 Nov 2012, 15:14
That song should be the soundtrack to this game, with the trololo part playing on loop.
Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: CaptainD on 30 Nov 2012, 21:38
Wham - I kept thinking it must surely stop (for the love of everything good and sacred), but it just kept going!

Actually I do have a theme song in mind... maybe I'll post a snippet sometime.
Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: CaptainD on 03 Dec 2012, 21:46
The intro sequence is really coming together nicely - Tino's artwork is just perfect for this game!  We're trying to get a better demo made in time for Adventure-X than the one we already have.  I've re-voiced the main character too, it wasn't good enough before.

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-KODYZWo77Zg/UL0cBYnaHII/AAAAAAAAP6k/UvspPUVMj38/s640/Troll+Song+Chapter+One+Testing.png)
Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: CaptainD on 11 Dec 2012, 12:33
Feedback so far from beta testing has been very positive so far, I hope everyone who wants to gets a chance to play it at Adventure-X - it's probably only about 10-15 minutes to play through the demo we have so far including the intro. 

Also we have another musician on board - Eric Galluzo (AGS forum member Viking), who may well also be adding his voice talents to the proceedings.  He tells me that he already sounds a little Trollish...  :-D  Also Rob McManus (LTGiants2000( will be helping with playtesting, voice acting and (provided the virtual slave-driving whip is working properly) creating a trailer for Troll Song that will be on show at Adventure-X, and released on the net after that.

If anyone would be interested in joining the beta testing team, please PM me.




Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: splat44 on 12 Dec 2012, 00:32
Interesting graphics and on those vebs.

Are there going some sound effects with those verbs?
That should make game even more interesting!

I know you probably will be asking for beta when the time comes and I would certain like to take part of this!
I did several test with few games as you may see it attached to my userID.

Regards
Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: CaptainD on 12 Dec 2012, 12:57
Are there going some sound effects with those verbs?
That should make game even more interesting!

Well, some will have specific sound effects - mainly Roar and Smash (sorry to Hulk fans, but "CLOD SMASH!" is going to resound in your ears soon) - but for others it will depend on whether the particular action needs a sound effect in the game.

The team is growing:

Viking has joined as musician and voice actor
LTGiants2000 has joined as playtester and voice actor
TheBitPriest has joined as playtester
splat44 has joined as playtester (check your PM, splat!)
Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: splat44 on 13 Dec 2012, 09:35
Are there going some sound effects with those verbs?
That should make game even more interesting!

Well, some will have specific sound effects - mainly Roar and Smash (sorry to Hulk fans, but "CLOD SMASH!" is going to resound in your ears soon) - but for others it will depend on whether the particular action needs a sound effect in the game.

The team is growing:

Viking has joined as musician and voice actor
LTGiants2000 has joined as playtester and voice actor
TheBitPriest has joined as playtester
splat44 has joined as playtester (check your PM, splat!)

Great and I got it. If any reports, I'll send you a PM!
Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: selmiak on 13 Dec 2012, 11:53
If you need another playtester I'd like to join the bunch.
Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: CaptainD on 13 Dec 2012, 12:24
Sure!  Check your PM  ;-D  However, I think that for the moment, we do not require any more playtesters after Selmiak!

The full team:

Koodn - Programming, graphics
CaptainD - Storyline, game design, voice acting
KingSeamus - Music
Viking - Music, voice acting
LTGiants2000 - Testing, voice acting
TheBitPriest -  Testing
Splat44 - Testing
Selmiak - Testing
Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: on 17 Dec 2012, 18:44
I only really caught a glimpse at AdventureX but I am certainly intrigued by Troll Song and will definitely play the demo when there is one. Nice stuff and thanks for presenting CaptainD!
Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: CaptainD on 17 Dec 2012, 18:51
Aw man, no-one remembered that there was a playable demo at Adventure-X, even you!  (But I'd be surprised if you can remember anything much with the amount of running around and organising you had to do!!).

Anyway I'll be putting up a playable demo of Troll Song on the AGS games page really soon.  Watch this space!
Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: CaptainD on 23 Jan 2013, 12:13
Demo now released!

http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/1644/ (http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/1644/)

I just have to warn you - this IS a very short demo.  But it should give you a nice feel for what the game is going to be like and you have the full introductory cut-scene, which no-one apart from those who saw the game's presentation at Adventure-X will have seen before.

Incidentally, we're now calling the episodes "verses - it seems appropriate for a game entitled Troll Song.
Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: Tabata on 23 Jan 2013, 22:57
He, he, heee - that was cute!

                  (http://s1.directupload.net/images/user/120922/b3uet6h9.gif)
         "ME WANT MOOOAR!"

 I like to play with trolls (laugh)

Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: Hernald on 24 Jan 2013, 00:12
I like this! The non-standard actions are a clever touch and the artwork suits the subject.
Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: CaptainD on 24 Jan 2013, 12:17
@Tabata - I'm not sure sure Trolls (even civillised ones!) would appreciate being referred to as "cute"...  :P
@Hernald - thanks, from the start I wanted to do something a little different with this game and happily it looks like it'll work well.  Tino's artwork has brought my ideas to life wonderfully.
Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: Tabata on 24 Jan 2013, 13:16
@Tabata - I'm not sure sure Trolls (even civillised ones!) would appreciate being referred to as "cute"...  :P
Well, I am pretty sure they wouldn't.   (laugh)
But their behavior, "talk" and look is so - ahem - ...   CUTE :grin:

Take it as a big compliment that you and your team were able to make me like them ;)
good work, really!
Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: Fitz on 25 Jan 2013, 21:09
You girls will swoon over every grunting brute with an underbite ;)
Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: LTGiants2000 on 30 Jan 2013, 04:22
I played the demo well before I was involved in this project in any way and it's pretty awesome, I must admit. I love the custom SCUMM interface, it adds a cool new dimension to a classic system! Can't wait to play more of it!
Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: CaptainD on 26 Feb 2013, 20:46
A nice review of the Troll Song Demo has appeared on AdventureGamers.com.

(At the bottom of the first page of the freeware round-up - http://www.adventuregamers.com/articles/view/24053 (http://www.adventuregamers.com/articles/view/24053))
Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: CaptainD on 01 Mar 2013, 23:11
The weird thing is, there are a couple of commenters over on Adventure Gamers who are actually encouraging me to think of charging for this even though I've always said it will be freeware.  Perhaps they think we will make a better game if we ask for money for it?
Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: LTGiants2000 on 02 Mar 2013, 00:44
I've PERSONALLY never had a problem with an independent developer selling ANY of their games so long as the price = the quality & effort put into the game. If the game is $1 it will probably (and should be) a shorter, less deep experience. Adversely, if the game is $5-10 it should be full length, deeper and offer a longer lasting experience than the previous.

Just my opinion.
Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: CaptainD on 04 Mar 2014, 11:08
Sorry, I know this is resurrecting a really old thread but there is a good reason.  Clod is ready to SMASH once more!

After a long hiatus, Troll Song is back in production.  Dualnames is taking over the coding mantle and AprilSkies will be our new artist.  Development isn't likely to be spectacularly rapid, but we would be looking at getting the full Verse One released within a few months.  I'll update when I have more info.

The episodes will still be Freeware.  Once the final episode has been released however, we will be putting it all together as a single game, adding content to what's already there as well, and releasing that commercially.  That's going to be a long way off, but just to let people know the plan.  You can read more about our new team members in this post on the dev blog (http://www.troll-song.com/2014/03/exciting-news-troll-fans.html)].
Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: Andail on 04 Mar 2014, 15:06
Good news, CaptainD!
With so much talent on board you're headed for success :-D
Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: selmiak on 04 Mar 2014, 15:16
These are exiting news! Keep us posted! ;-D
Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: Peder 🚀 on 05 Mar 2014, 14:44
Amazing news CaptainD! :)
Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: Tabata on 05 Mar 2014, 17:01
(http://www.smileyvault.com/albums/userpics/12962/weeeeheeeee.gif) 
  That's great news!
Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: CitizenParagon on 05 Mar 2014, 17:50
Really excited for this. Will be waiting with bated, mossy breath.
Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: Paul Franzen on 07 Mar 2014, 14:31
I've been waiting for more new on this! Glad to hear it! I'm glad you're considering a commercial release, too--your game's got such a unique hook that I feel like you've got a good chance at success.
Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: AprilSkies on 10 Mar 2014, 08:06
Winning another Best Demo Award you should change your nick into CaptainD-emo (laugh)
Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: CaptainD on 10 Mar 2014, 13:04
No, I am NOT going to call myself CaptainDemo, because we ARE going to get Captain Disaster, Troll Song etc finished and released! :-D

Guys - I'm really pleased to see that there's so much interest in Troll Song, and AprilSkies, bad suggestions for nicknammes aside, has been doing some amazing artwork for it.  Soon I'll nag Dualnames into putting it all together.  TS has been in hiatus for longer than I care to think about, but it's making up for lost time atm!
Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: KodiakBehr on 11 Mar 2014, 00:41
Call me first when you need testers!
Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: CaptainD on 18 Mar 2014, 14:20
I'm not going to post too many screens as obviously don't want to show people the whole game before they play it, but... take a peek here (http://www.troll-song.com/2014/03/progress-couple-of-screens.html).
Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: Driven Bats on 27 Mar 2014, 22:18
I gotta say, the name Troll Song is what made me check out this thread, and the art is what made me look for more. You really got a nice-lookin' game here!

The demo is cool, and reminds me of the point-and-click puzzle-solving adventures I loved as a kid. I dig the background music, too. Can't wait to see more!
Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: CaptainD on 30 Mar 2014, 19:37
Thanks Driven Bats!  Glad you liked the demo, think you'll like the full game much more. We're really trying to make something that's unique but still reminiscent of the old LucasArts classics, so I'm really glad it reminds you of the older games. :-D
Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: Myshkin on 06 Apr 2014, 01:13
"Small stone come back!"

Looking forward to this one :)
Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: AprilSkies on 06 Apr 2014, 16:50
I gotta say, the name Troll Song is what made me check out this thread, and the art is what made me look for more.

Knoodn did a wonderful job here. Art is what hooked me... then I tryed the game and fell in love.
Working on Khoodn sprites I've been even more impressed: small details are amazing.
Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: CaptainD on 18 Apr 2014, 10:43
Tried to stop myself but couldn't... AprilSkies' artwork is too lovely to keep to myself!

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-sUY-nXrEPdI/U1Dw66jM07I/AAAAAAAAYao/KGfApgP_ZO0/s1600/Troll+Song+18th+April+2014.png)

Getting close to the point where we can send Verse One out to the testers...  (KodiakBehr and Paul Franzen have joined our testing team btw - welcome guys!)

Yes, Dugg is picking his nose in the screenshot - he does that.  Which also leads me to introduce oraxon as the voice of Dugg. 

More news soon...
Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: Slasher on 18 Apr 2014, 12:55
Quote
Yes, Dugg is picking his nose in the screenshot - he does that.
Yukky bugger (laugh)

Lovely colour tones/shades by AprilSkies ;)

Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: Gurok on 18 Apr 2014, 13:53
Played the demo. I really like the work so far. Great stuff. Very smooth graphics and lots of work on the transitions. I love Clod's roars. Looking forward to playing the whole thing.
Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: Tabata on 19 Apr 2014, 13:30
YAY - cool news of the progress and a wonderful screenshot - can't wait to get my hands on this (http://www.smileyvault.com/albums/userpics/12962/smilie_happy_256.gif)
Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: miguel on 19 Apr 2014, 14:04
Great graphics and palette, I kind of wish that a C64 Barbarian would show up and start kicking some butt!
Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: CaptainD on 06 May 2014, 12:40
Thanks all for your interest!

(Miguel... no plans for a Barbarian, but perhaps we could fit in a Goblin who sells onions?)

Just a quick update - testing is going well, and I've handed over the voicing of Clod to Jesse Lowther (many thanks to Fizzii for the tip!). Lots of little improvements made to the interface, animations, etc as a result of testers' feedback, as well as a few bug fixes.  All looking good so far!


Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: Hobo on 06 May 2014, 15:13
Miguel... no plans for a Barbarian, but perhaps we could fit in a Goblin who sells onions?
Don't worry, Miguel, we'll just have to mod the game after its release:
http://i.imgur.com/DCkG1oV.png (http://i.imgur.com/DCkG1oV.png)
This is what you guys had in mind, right? Barbarians and gobliiins?


Good to hear that things are progressing well. The demo was awesome and I can't wait to play some more.
Also, Jesse Lowther sounds pretty nice.
Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: CaptainD on 09 Nov 2014, 10:00
It's been far too long since I did an update post.  So...

Verse I is complete, Verse II is getting very close to completion, Verse III is being mapped out.  (In case you didn't know or had forgotten, there are 5 verses in total in the game).  Since Jim and Andrea joined the team we've been moving forward at a nice pace.

Just a couple of screenshot segments for you whilst you wait...

x1 x2 x4 x8


x1 x2 x4 x8


See you at Adventure-X!

x1 x2 x4 x8


The Dev Blog (http://www.troll-song.com/) has also received a little bit of a facelift.
Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: NickyNyce on 09 Nov 2014, 11:08
Looking great. Keep up the good work everyone.
Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: AnasAbdin on 09 Nov 2014, 12:46
Great to see progress :-D love the new media. Keep up!
Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: selmiak on 09 Nov 2014, 13:06
looking great, but I'd love to see them even bigger. Y U NO USE IMGZOOM?
Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: CaptainD on 09 Nov 2014, 16:06
looking great, but I'd love to see them even bigger. Y U NO USE IMGZOOM?

Just for you, I've edited the post and made them all zoomable.  :wink:
Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: Matti on 09 Nov 2014, 16:37
This looks very nice! Keep it up!
Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: selmiak on 09 Nov 2014, 17:58
now selmiak like lots more! ;-D
Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: AprilSkies on 13 Nov 2014, 20:01
I'm having a lot of fun making the gfx for this game.

I especially had fun making a top-down town, I'm going to show you "cropped" (in Dave's style).

I wanted to make my personal homage to Ultima VII (as you can see in the "prospective" of the buildings)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-0sfW08S-hUU/VGO6z4-znhI/AAAAAAAAd3o/xx74H2Rvhsc/s640/Exploring%2BTown.png)
Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: cacaro on 14 Nov 2014, 11:00
That looks fantastic!
Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: AnasAbdin on 14 Nov 2014, 12:15
I love this :-D what a great team! The top view is awesome. I love different camera positions in adventure games. Keep up the good work 8-)
Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: CaptainD on 14 Nov 2014, 12:27
Thanks cacaro and Anas! :cheesy:

Really happy that people are looking forward to this.

A little more news:
- a native Linux version is planned to be released simultaneously with the PC version
- an official welcome to Bicliotti, who has joined our test team

Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: CaptainD on 14 Nov 2014, 21:54
A more conventional view... but beautiful graphics!  (Zoombable just for Selmiak :P)

x1 x2 x4 x8
Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: Monsieur OUXX on 15 Nov 2014, 18:11
This is so (apparently) simple, yet so damn pretty. *jealous*
Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: Fizzii on 15 Nov 2014, 20:12
Lovely stuff. Good to see the game coming along so well :)
Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: CaptainD on 15 Nov 2014, 20:47
Thanks both!

@Monsieur OUXX - yes, as you guessed, the apparent simplicity is rather deceptive.  A fairly deep game with strong characterisation in here (at least that's what I'm aiming for).
@Fizzii - thanks again for your voice actor tip - Jesse has done an incredible job with Clod's voicing, but he's enthusiastic about helping the project in other ways too. ;-D
Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: splat44 on 21 Nov 2014, 21:07
Great graphics CaptainD!

I also received an email from AprilSkies tales game creator and She helping you with graphic.
You might adding her among credits in beginning of original thread.

AprilSkies also asked my interesting in joining test team and as well with troll song, since I'm already in and so we can be on same page, of course I'm still interested in helping out as usual. It possible she might remind you by email. Good luck in present this in AdventureX London!
Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: CaptainD on 22 Nov 2014, 09:38
Hi Phil!

Firstly, for Andrea's sanity as this isn't the first time it's happened... AprilSkies is a guy!   :grin:

I did PM all the original testers when we restarted development, but maybe you didn't get yours?  Anyway would be more than happy to have you back on board!

Updating the first post is a good idea, I'll get it done soon, but in the meantime there is a credits page on the dev blog (http://www.troll-song.com/p/credits.html).

AprilSkies takes most of the credit for the awesome graphics, though koodn has to take a lot of credit for creating the first location and awesome art style in the first place.
Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: miguel on 22 Nov 2014, 10:32

Firstly, for Andrea's sanity as this isn't the first time it's happened... AprilSkies is a guy!   :grin:


We all know that, we're only messing with Andrea (a name that in Portuguese IS feminine)  :=
Jokes aside, this looks really good guys, great job! That top view is unique in AGS and beautifully made.
Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: AprilSkies on 22 Nov 2014, 10:37
@Miguel: and even if it was a male name in Portuguese, we all know how easy is to lose "male attributes" in Portugal (laugh)
Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: CaptainD on 22 Nov 2014, 11:20
PLEASE don't let Miguel turn this into another orchiectomy thread... (wrong) (wrong) (wrong) (wrong)

To bring this back a little more to the point...

x1 x2 x4 x8
Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: Bavolis on 22 Nov 2014, 16:57
These guys demand an Abbey Road poster. The game looks fantastic!
Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: CaptainD on 22 Nov 2014, 19:25
Thanks Bavolis.  Coming from someone who's own game looks so utterly awesome, that means a lot! :cheesy:
Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: miguel on 23 Nov 2014, 12:40
Quote
PLEASE don't let Miguel turn this into another orchiectomy thread... (wrong) (wrong) (wrong) (wrong)
Will not, you guys deserve all the respect in the world, keep it up!
Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: CaptainD on 24 Nov 2014, 22:03
Thanks Miguel - I appreciate it! :grin:

I would also appreciate it if those interested in the game could hop over to the Dev Blog (http://www.troll-song.com/) and cast their vote on how soon they would like to see the Verse One freeware game released (this will effectively replace the extremely short demo that already exists, but with the higher quality voicing, hint system, etc etc already in place as it will be in the full game.  It is, basically, the first part of the full game.)

Also, thoughts... for those that have played this, should it be possible (in the full game) to actually skip verse one completely?  I'm pretty torn about this idea.
Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: splat44 on 27 Nov 2014, 22:07
Hi Dave, I looked at credit page, so there some constancy, I think by using my data as others. example first, last name and splat44 in ( ) should do.

Again, looking forward working on this project. 

Hi Phil!

Firstly, for Andrea's sanity as this isn't the first time it's happened... AprilSkies is a guy!   :grin:

I did PM all the original testers when we restarted development, but maybe you didn't get yours?  Anyway would be more than happy to have you back on board!

Updating the first post is a good idea, I'll get it done soon, but in the meantime there is a credits page on the dev blog (http://www.troll-song.com/p/credits.html).

AprilSkies takes most of the credit for the awesome graphics, though koodn has to take a lot of credit for creating the first location and awesome art style in the first place.
Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: CaptainD on 27 Nov 2014, 22:25
Oops yeah, sorry - fixed now.

Voting is well under way, having the freeware "Verse One" released as soon as possible is the clear favourite atm.  Agree / disagree?  Cast your vote at http://www.troll-song.com/

Oh and I hope people take the time to listen to some of Viking's great cut scene music (https://archive.org/embed/VolcanoEscape2).  It's obviously better when you see the cut scene it goes with, but it's pretty awesome just as it is.  ;-D
Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: splat44 on 28 Nov 2014, 03:23
Oops yeah, sorry - fixed now.

Voting is well under way, having the freeware "Verse One" released as soon as possible is the clear favourite atm.  Agree / disagree?  Cast your vote at http://www.troll-song.com/

Oh and I hope people take the time to listen to some of Viking's great cut scene music (https://archive.org/embed/VolcanoEscape2).  It's obviously better when you see the cut scene it goes with, but it's pretty awesome just as it is.  ;-D

+1
Title: Troll Song - **TRAILER RELEASED**
Post by: CaptainD on 19 Dec 2014, 12:11
HERE IT IS!  Proud to finally show our Teaser Trailer:

Or is it actually a Theatrical Trailer?  Now I'm confused... at any rate, I hope you enjoy it!

[embed=640,480]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALL9D3tWW0A[/embed]


Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: AnasAbdin on 19 Dec 2014, 13:22
I'm in the car going to the airport but I had to log in to say:

I love it!!!
Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: Mandle on 19 Dec 2014, 13:30
The trailer is epic beyond description!!!
Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: on 19 Dec 2014, 13:49
Nice trailer! Kudos on hiring James Earl Jones!
Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: CaptainD on 19 Dec 2014, 14:19
@Anas - thanks!  Hope it didn't make you miss your flight though... 8-0
@Mandle - why thank you sir, that is a very nice compliment ;-D
@Mods - hehe, I'm sure Jesse's voice gets compared to JEJ a fair bit.  Fortunately he's not as expensive... :-D
Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: IndieRetroNews on 19 Dec 2014, 15:23
Expect an article soon CaptainD, we were waiting for the trailer :)
Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: CaptainD on 19 Dec 2014, 21:09
Expect an article soon CaptainD, we were waiting for the trailer :)

Thanks for the post! :-D
Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: Yeppoh on 19 Dec 2014, 21:15
Great trailer! Curious to see the game out and see how the story unfolds.
Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: CaptainD on 20 Dec 2014, 12:53
Thanks Yeppoh!  Hope we don't disappoint.
Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: Lasca on 20 Dec 2014, 14:45
Woooow!! Christmas blockbuster!
Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: CaptainD on 20 Dec 2014, 16:17
@Lasca - if someone acquires the film rights and then gets Michael Bay to direct it, I'm going to become a hermit on a remote island. (roll)

(BTW in case anyone's getting lost looking for the actual trailer, here it is (http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=46754.msg636503160#msg636503160)!)
Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: LTGiants2000 on 20 Dec 2014, 22:28
What are the chances of a Christmas 2014 release??? Come on, I know you can do it!!
Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: monkey424 on 20 Dec 2014, 22:57
Good work Dave. That promo was pretty good. Almost as good as the Sleuth promo. The graphics are pretty good too I guess. Don't work AprilSkies too hard.  ;)
Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: LostTrainDude on 20 Dec 2014, 23:41
Great trailer indeed!
I especially love the millisecond that made me see the available "verbs" and I have to admit that I didn't see the top-down section (about 0:50) coming at all!

Great stuff, looking forward to it :D
Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: MiteWiseacreLives! on 21 Dec 2014, 03:40
That had a AAA touch alright  :)
I'm getting into this game
Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: Dropped Monocle Games on 21 Dec 2014, 12:44
I like the look of this, nice work :D
Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: Stupot on 21 Dec 2014, 14:37
Nice trailer. This game is going to be awesome. Keep up the good work, chaps.
Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: CaptainD on 21 Dec 2014, 21:11
Thanks all!  Really glad people seem to like the trailer. 
@LTGiants2000 - NO CHANCE!
@monkey424 - well it couldn't be THAT good of course! :-D
@LostTrainDude - heh, we're full of surprises. 8-)
@MiteWiseacreLives - don't you know, trolls are almost as good as dinosaurs!
@Soxbrooker - thanks!
@Stupot+ - "this game is going to be awesome" - we certainly hope so!!
Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: AprilSkies on 22 Dec 2014, 10:36
I'm not saying because I made the gfx, but Dave and Tino had some great ideas in creating the concept of this game that it is really fun to play.

And Tino created the original art that I'm only expanding. He made an amazing job with art as well.
Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: CaptainD on 23 Dec 2014, 13:12
Both trailer and Adventure-X 2014 presentation can now be found at http://www.troll-song.com/p/videos.html.
Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: CaptainD on 30 Jan 2015, 13:03
Okay, the full game is not finished yet but the first verse is fully made, tested, tweaked, re-tested, re-tweaked, dusted, polished, squashed, sat on, squashed by being sat on, shouted at, caressed, lovingly praised, tested one last time and finally released as freeware!  Yippeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

So, the old demo really wasn't up to the quality of the game that we've been making.  The complete Verse One that we're just released is (not saying we won't find ways to add to or improve it further before the full game is released of course! :grin:)

http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/1880/
Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: CaptainD on 14 Feb 2015, 19:17
Thought you might like to see (part of) a scene from Act III for #screenshotsaturday. :cheesy:

x1 x2 x4 x8
Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: AnasAbdin on 14 Feb 2015, 19:21
Oh yeah ;-D
 I love the colors used alot!
Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: CaptainD on 23 Feb 2015, 11:26
Troll Song is now on IndieDB and within 24 hours has almost broken into the Top 100! :cheesy:

http://www.indiedb.com/games/troll-song
Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: AnasAbdin on 23 Feb 2015, 13:02
Congrats ;-D
and why is this not a surprise? good games deserve good things 8-)
Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: splat44 on 05 Mar 2015, 07:28
Hi Dave,

I did some testing since yesterday but since it got already release and due to how busy I was, I have feeling I came a bit late. I sent a pm to mention a recommendation.

I also discovered the following:
Spoiler: ShowHide
 After troll discovered other trolls being completely dead, I was surprise to see bats not moved after wall came down, When a rumble noise is heard, bats are usually afraid and should be moving. LOL


According to AprilSkies, there going to be troll song verse 2? If so, then I don't mind being on team as play tester and Andrae will agree on this as I am working on one of his game "tales" on same manner as yours
Title: Re: Troll Song
Post by: CaptainD on 05 Mar 2015, 09:22
Thanks Phil

This released "Verse One" is just the first part of what will be the full game - you're still on the test team for the whole thing! :grin:  Good catch about the bats.


(Also - thanks Anas!)