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Title: Sheep Quest
Post by: cat on 14 Oct 2012, 17:05
After several years of production I proudly present

(http://cat.agser.me/games/SheepQuest/logo.png)


Molly the lamb has run away! Can you help shepherd Angus to find her?

Meet quirky villagers, collect items kleptomanically and enjoy colorful graphics during your quest. This game features a simple left/right click interface and a fluffy white sheep GUI.

This game is suited for children as well as adults and can be completed in less than an hour, so give it a try!

(http://cat.agser.me/games/SheepQuest/scrnshot1.png)
Oh no, where is Molly?

(http://cat.agser.me/games/SheepQuest/scrnshot2.png)
Can she help you with your mission?

This game is brought to you by:

cat Story, graphics, coding
HandsFree Music, testing
Tabata Testing, proofreading
Crimson Wizard Testing
Arj0n Testing
LimpingFish Proofreading

Reviews
Adventure Gamers - Following Freeware (http://www.adventuregamers.com/articles/view/23370)
German review on asamakabino.de (http://www.asamakabino.de/sheep-quest-schaf-auf-abwegen.html)
Skullkid3 plays the first 15 min on Youtube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESe2WplgAkM)

Music
A sample of the soundtrack made by HandsFree
Pub (http://cat.agser.me/games/SheepQuest/Pub.ogg)
Fair (http://cat.agser.me/games/SheepQuest/Fair.ogg)

This game is playable in English and German.

Hints and Tips thread: http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=47427 (http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=47427)

Download here! (http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/Games.aspx/Detail/1613/Sheep_Quest)
Title: Re: Sheep Quest
Post by: Crimson Wizard on 14 Oct 2012, 17:11
After several years of production

..what???  (laugh)
Title: Re: Sheep Quest
Post by: Andail on 14 Oct 2012, 17:25
Nice, will check it out now
Title: Re: Sheep Quest
Post by: arj0n on 14 Oct 2012, 17:26
Gratz!
Title: Re: Sheep Quest
Post by: Tabata on 14 Oct 2012, 17:44
Yeeeeha!

(http://s7.directupload.net/images/user/120930/e3va9w9m.gif)

Here we go for the cutest adventure
... with lovely drawn individual characters
... and lots of humor
... and with music that is like the cream on top!
... aaand that you can play with your youngsters, too!


Thank you (http://s1.directupload.net/images/user/111227/jb6v8zm6.gif) for making this!
Also for giving me the chance to be one of the testers  :kiss:

We are soo in need of such games!

Let's play and have some fun with

(http://cat.agser.me/games/SheepQuest/banner.png) (http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=46971)
(http://s14.directupload.net/images/user/120412/uodgo473.gif)
Title: Re: Sheep Quest
Post by: Crimson Wizard on 14 Oct 2012, 18:09
After several years of production

..what???  (laugh)

I thought it was a joke, but cat mentioned she was working on this since 2007 in PM.
Well, what can I say. It's nice to finish the old works. :)
Title: Re: Sheep Quest
Post by: selmiak on 14 Oct 2012, 18:29
cool, completed it in ~30 mins including both sidequests. And no failure on the balloon rescue :D
One is probably
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giving the boy his teddybear
, but which is the other one?

rated it already!
Title: Re: Sheep Quest
Post by: cat on 14 Oct 2012, 19:33
but which is the other one?
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Giving the crystal ball to the fortune teller.


Thanks for playing&rating!
Title: Re: Sheep Quest
Post by: gameboy on 14 Oct 2012, 19:42
Cool! Congrats on the release! Downloading it right away.
Title: Re: Sheep Quest
Post by: tzachs on 14 Oct 2012, 20:09
Congratulations!!  ;-D
I'm very happy for you, will play the game when I finish up my queue (BJ8, Gemini Rue, SummerBatch)...
Title: Re: Sheep Quest
Post by: LimpingFish on 14 Oct 2012, 21:12
Hooray! Everybody go play this...NOW!
Title: Re: Sheep Quest
Post by: Ponch on 23 Oct 2012, 02:59
Hooray! Everybody go play this...NOW!

I am! I'll rate it when I'm done! Stop rushing me!  :wink:
Title: Re: Sheep Quest
Post by: Ghost on 01 Nov 2012, 11:23
A lovely game, cat! I really liked the graphics, and the writing's pretty great too. Sweet, short AGS goodness all around!
Title: Re: Sheep Quest
Post by: cat on 01 Nov 2012, 11:32
OMG, I don't know what makes me more happy - that you are back or that you like my game! :-D
(http://serve.mysmiley.net/jumping/jumping0041.gif)
Title: Re: Sheep Quest
Post by: Ponch on 05 Nov 2012, 05:08
Played and rated. Very fun and cute little game. Nice job, Cat.  :)
Title: Re: Sheep Quest
Post by: Ghost on 05 Nov 2012, 05:47
OMG, [...] you like my game! :-D

You also got my niece giggling as I played the game for her. She loved it! And she's 3! A couple more games like that and she'll turn into an Adventure geek!
Title: Re: Sheep Quest
Post by: on 05 Nov 2012, 07:56
Enjoyed it, very relaxing gaming experience. Bonus points for
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the minigame and the bonus materials!

As I will soon write in the gamepage, it is especially suited to children of new adventurers (a great game to play together!).
The manual too deserves mention: I like to see well made manuals (using LaTeX! First time I see that in an AGS production) with clear instructions and a "first steps" section for players new to the genre.
Title: Re: Sheep Quest
Post by: cat on 05 Nov 2012, 19:16
Thanks for your nice comments and kind words!

and the writing's pretty great too.
Most credit for this goes to LimpingFish, who did an excellent job not only in proofreading, but also making something fluent out of my babbling.
Speaking of credit, I want to take the opportunity and thank my team, without whom the game wouldn't be like it is today. HandsFree did a fantastic job with the music and alpha testing and Crimson Wizard, Arj0n and especially Tabata overwhelmed me with bug reports and gameplay improvements.

A couple more games like that and she'll turn into an Adventure geek!
That's the plan! We have to take care for future generations of adventure players and get them hooked on before they get distracted by other genres ;)

using LaTeX!
Awww, and I tried so hard to hide that fact and make it NOT look like a scientific paper :P


Anyway, I'm currently working on Version 1.1, which will contain a few fixes and also a German translation.
Title: Re: Sheep Quest
Post by: Anian on 07 Nov 2012, 20:40
The walking on gravel sound effect in the fairground goes off and on at random times, but other than that, the game is flufftastic.
Title: Re: Sheep Quest
Post by: Shadow1000 on 08 Nov 2012, 19:31
I completed this game in about 30 minutes.

I enjoyed the graphics and smooth animation. The music was appropriate and contributed to the atmosphere. I liked the simplicity, which will appeal to a broad range of players. The puzzles were fun and not difficult or frustrating and as other posters have noted, are a great entry point for beginning adventurers. The balloon/footprint hunt game was cute and added to the variety in this game.

I have to point out one thing:
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 I assume it was deliberate that the "red herring" was a reference to the moped puzzle
. If so, VERY clever!!

By the way, your avatar sure looks a lot like Maureen!

A bit of spelling correction would make the game a bit more polished but otherwise the game is a great achievement.

Bravo!

SHADOW
Title: Re: Sheep Quest
Post by: cat on 13 Dec 2012, 14:01
Sheep Quest got a short review in Adventure Gamers' "Following Freeware":
http://www.adventuregamers.com/articles/view/23370 (http://www.adventuregamers.com/articles/view/23370)

@Anian: This is supposed to be the sound that other people make in the distance, probably this didn't work well.
@Shadow1000
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I assume it was deliberate that the "red herring" was a reference to the moped puzzle

It was not intended, but now that you mention it, I think it really fits (laugh)
Title: Re: Sheep Quest
Post by: Shadow1000 on 13 Dec 2012, 19:51
@Shadow1000
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I assume it was deliberate that the "red herring" was a reference to the moped puzzle

It was not intended, but now that you mention it, I think it really fits (laugh)

LOL....amazing coincidence!

SHADOW
Title: Re: Sheep Quest
Post by: neon on 13 Dec 2012, 20:19
Did play it for about 15 minutes and actually I like it. It's pretty good for children. If there was a german version, I would let my 10 years old niece try. There are not so many adventure games around for that age.
Title: Re: Sheep Quest
Post by: cat on 13 Dec 2012, 20:37
Hi neon, I'm glad you like it! If you can wait for a few more days: Tabata and I are currently working on a German translation that will be available by the end of this year.
Title: Re: Sheep Quest
Post by: neon on 13 Dec 2012, 20:38
Perfect! Probably you get a review in return.
Title: Re: Sheep Quest
Post by: dreamer on 17 Dec 2012, 12:49
Lovely game. Enjoyed playing it, even though I hate mini-games :)

Really liked the on subject responses when using objects for unintended purposes rather than the "I can't do that"

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Like trying to give the pint to a child/Mitch/Balloon guy


Did notice some minor flaws, but they do not spoil the gameplay at all.
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It is possible to give flowers to Patricia before being told of her birthday, but then maybe Angus got a crush?

Also, after the tin can alley is closed, the sign in the front is gone, but at the back of the trailer it is still visible


Hope your next game will not take you many years!
Title: Re: Sheep Quest - German translation available
Post by: cat on 03 Jan 2013, 08:22
Tabata and I finished the German translation of Sheep Quest. I also made some minor bugfixes and corrected some typos.

Get the new version here: http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/1613 (http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/1613)

Please consider to nominate this game for the AGS Awards!
Title: Re: Sheep Quest
Post by: gspit1124 on 09 Jan 2013, 18:24
This is a great and fun game. I am stuck though. How do I get the spanner?
Title: Re: Sheep Quest
Post by: cat on 10 Jan 2013, 08:42
gspit1124 did open a Hints and Tips thread for this game. If you get stuck, you can post here for help:
http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=47427 (http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=47427)

@gspit1123 I hope you were able to complete the game with Tabata's help?
Title: Re: Sheep Quest
Post by: Lynn on 17 Jan 2013, 15:06
please help.  I don't know which fruit to take.
Title: Re: Sheep Quest
Post by: cat on 17 Jan 2013, 15:18
Hi Lynn,

a few hints
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Do you know what you are going to need the fruit for?

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Take a look at stuff and persons at the fair (using right click), you might get a hint there

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Maybe this fruit can cause some confusion and distract people?


Solution
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Take the tomato.


There is also a special thread where you can ask for more help with the game:
http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=47427 (http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=47427)
Title: Re: Sheep Quest
Post by: cat on 16 Feb 2013, 08:58
Hooray, Sheep Quest was nominated in the "Best Short Game" category of the AGS awards!

Thank you for nominating!

There are also two new reviews:
German review on asamakabino.de (http://www.asamakabino.de/sheep-quest-schaf-auf-abwegen.html)
Skullkid3 plays the first 15 min on Youtube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESe2WplgAkM)