Adventure Game Studio | Forums

AGS Games => AGS Games in Production => Topic started by: Gribbler on 07 Dec 2012, 18:00

Title: THE BUM
Post by: Gribbler on 07 Dec 2012, 18:00
>> GAME IS RELEASED! CLICK HERE (http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=48106.0) <<

Hello fellow adventurers!

I'm happy to announce my first game, working title THE BUM, which is finally near completion. I started the project over 6 years ago (yep!) but as my graphics skills were pretty poor (and, quite frankly, still are...) it was rather stagnant for most of the time. Fortunately talented background/sprite/animation artist came onboard about a year ago and things sped up.

The game tells a story of a homeless man who communicates with the world using an old sock on his right hand. He's a huge football fan and plays it a lot near his backalley. One day he gets mugged by a wandering bully and looses his precious ball in the process. Now he must pull himself together, team up with a local superhero, find a new ball and confront his oppressor again.

Here are some screenshots:

(http://i.imgur.com/9hOyZ.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/uWlnR.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/Etdm4.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/3aI53IY.png)


PROGRESS:
Story 100%
Puzzles 100%
Scripting 90%
Graphics 95%
Sound 60%

Let us know guys what you think. We highly value your opinion.

Thanks!

TEASER TRAILER HERE:


TRAILER AVAILABLE HERE:
Title: Re: THE BUM
Post by: ZapZap on 07 Dec 2012, 18:23
Loving it
Title: Re: THE BUM
Post by: Ghost on 07 Dec 2012, 18:45
Now he must pull himself together, team up with a local superhero, find a new ball and confront his oppressor again.

That plot is right up my alley and I am eager to play! Very nice graphics, too, I like the cartoony style
Title: Re: THE BUM
Post by: Squinky on 07 Dec 2012, 18:55
This looks awesome!
Title: Re: THE BUM
Post by: cat on 07 Dec 2012, 19:10
Love the graphics and the story sounds fun!
Title: Re: THE BUM
Post by: CaptainD on 07 Dec 2012, 19:18
Ah, for a moment I got really excited because I thought you'd made a game starring that bum in the airport in Zak McKraken... but this still looks great!  :-D
Title: Re: THE BUM
Post by: Tabata on 07 Dec 2012, 19:18
Nice screenies with a lot of interesting stuff to explore
and the story sounds like we will have fun!

                 (http://www.smileyvault.com/albums/userpics/12962/cool_thump.gif)
Title: Re: THE BUM
Post by: Miguel R. Fervenza on 07 Dec 2012, 19:32
I love the plot and graphics. Stunning situation for designing puzzles. Good luck!
Title: Re: THE BUM
Post by: selmiak on 07 Dec 2012, 20:17
loving it already :D
Title: Re: THE BUM
Post by: Fitz on 07 Dec 2012, 20:58
The first sentence of the plot summary alone makes for an interesting premise. It'd be funny if the TALK cursor was a sock. And instead of in a pocket, he could store his inventory in another sock!
Title: Re: THE BUM
Post by: Gribbler on 07 Dec 2012, 21:59
I'm glad you like the artstyle and somewhat abstract plot - protagonist is in fact a sock with a bum "attached" to it:)
Title: Re: THE BUM
Post by: JSH on 07 Dec 2012, 22:33
This looks like a fun game filled with plenty of laughs, I like the cartoonish graphics and wacky plot. Looking forward to playing :)
Title: Re: THE BUM
Post by: TheBitPriest on 07 Dec 2012, 23:34
Love the look!  Can't wait!
Title: Re: THE BUM
Post by: KodiakBehr on 08 Dec 2012, 01:26
I love it when somebody just appears out of nowhere and shows off something they've clearly been working really hard on.  I'll play this for sure when it's ready.
Title: Re: THE BUM
Post by: on 08 Dec 2012, 01:48
What? Oh not me, another bum. Looks and sounds great!
Title: Re: THE BUM
Post by: kconan on 08 Dec 2012, 03:34
  Wow, this looks awesome!  Good luck with development.
Title: Re: THE BUM
Post by: Nixxon on 10 Dec 2012, 20:59
Can't wait to play this one!
Title: Re: THE BUM
Post by: Igor Hardy on 11 Dec 2012, 01:17
What is it about bums that makes them such perfect (and lovable) adventure game heroes?
Title: Re: THE BUM
Post by: Gribbler on 11 Dec 2012, 09:58
Lol back in 2006 when this project started there wasn't any. How many bum
 games are there now?:)
Title: Re: THE BUM
Post by: cat on 11 Dec 2012, 10:19
Lol back in 2006 when this project started there wasn't any. How many bum games are there now?:)

I know of those:

http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/Games.aspx/Detail/827/Sydney_Finds_Employment (http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/Games.aspx/Detail/827/Sydney_Finds_Employment)
http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/Games.aspx/Detail/994/Sydney_Treads_the_Catwalk (http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/Games.aspx/Detail/994/Sydney_Treads_the_Catwalk)
http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/Games.aspx/Detail/1357/Snakes_of_Avalon (http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/Games.aspx/Detail/1357/Snakes_of_Avalon)
And many RON games http://realityonthenorm.info/character.php?id=13 (http://realityonthenorm.info/character.php?id=13)
Title: Re: THE BUM
Post by: Gribbler on 11 Dec 2012, 10:39
At least sock idea is still somewhat original:) But I remember few years back there was some Mel Gibson movie in which he talked using a plush beaver puppet...
Title: Re: THE BUM
Post by: Sslaxx on 11 Dec 2012, 10:46
Heh! Any chance we can get to play just the sock at all in any part?
Title: Re: THE BUM
Post by: Crimson Wizard on 11 Dec 2012, 11:07
At least sock idea is still somewhat original:)
Not really :D
http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/Games.aspx/Detail/1047

But your game looks (and sounds) pretty good on its own, so you should not be bothered by that. Besides, in your game sock is protagonist.
Title: Re: THE BUM
Post by: Parafia on 11 Dec 2012, 14:58
Hello to all of AGS forum members.

     My name is Lucas and I'm responsible for the visuals, animation and some minor gameplay and character ideas in the game. Also I'm absolutely new to the forum (except for some lurking now and then).
    First of all i want to say how exciting it is for me, to see so much positive feedback to our little project. I want to thank you all for the support and all the good words. To see such a reaction to something that for both of us is a traning tool is minblowing (and a little scary ;) ).
    I love the idea of creating worlds from the ground up. To this day I remember how for me as a kid, those few pixels in Winnie The Pooh for Atari made for belivable and immersive place to have fun in. Then, all the now classic, adventure games came out and made most of my childhood a fun and sometimes scary ride.
    Now we are here, adding our little brick to this great genre and it feels awesome. I hope you will like it, even as a short fun distraction.
   
Cheers,
Parafia
Title: Re: THE BUM (Teaser Trailer available!)
Post by: Gribbler on 27 Dec 2012, 14:56
Hi, guys! Teaser Trailer youtube link is available in the first post.
Title: Re: THE BUM (Teaser Trailer available!)
Post by: Fitz on 27 Dec 2012, 15:47
I'm speechless. I think I'm going to need a sock puppet now to express the extent of awe this has left me in :D
Title: Re: THE BUM (Teaser Trailer available!)
Post by: Chicky on 27 Dec 2012, 17:58
Great teaser. The humor is just right and i really enjoyed the animations. It feels very LucasArts!
Title: Re: THE BUM (Teaser Trailer available!)
Post by: Gribbler on 06 Jan 2013, 16:42
Thank you all for positive feedback. It's very encouraging :)
Title: Re: THE BUM (Teaser Trailer available!)
Post by: SarahLiz on 07 Jan 2013, 04:22
This game looks A.Ma.Zing.  Wow!
Title: Re: THE BUM (Teaser Trailer available!)
Post by: Blount on 07 Jan 2013, 16:13
Looks excellent!!! *_*
Title: Re: THE BUM (Teaser Trailer available!)
Post by: Gribbler on 09 Jan 2013, 15:00
I'm very happy you like the graphics. We're both busy with everyday life (work, family, etc.) but Parafia's working very hard to hit those retro tones. He's spawning great animations one after another. It's sometimes hard to keep up scripting it all:)
Title: Re: THE BUM (Teaser Trailer available!)
Post by: Retro Wolf on 09 Jan 2013, 22:06
If you told me this was an old Lucas Arts adventure game, I would have believed you! It's times like these that makes me wish I was better at art.
Title: Re: THE BUM (Teaser Trailer available!)
Post by: Matti on 13 Jan 2013, 18:32
This looks and sounds quite nice. Looking forward to it!
Title: Re: THE BUM (Teaser Trailer available!)
Post by: Gribbler on 26 Jan 2013, 13:11
Hi guys!

Progress update:

Story 100%
Puzzles 100%
Scripting 90%
Graphics 95%
Sound 60%

We're keeping a steady pace. Here's a snippet of some new artwork which will be included in the game:
(http://i.imgur.com/3aI53IY.png)
Title: Re: THE BUM (Progress Update)
Post by: Stupot on 04 Feb 2013, 14:15
This looks great. Can't wait to play :-)
Title: Re: THE BUM (Progress Update)
Post by: Miguel R. Fervenza on 13 Feb 2013, 01:53
http://i.imgur.com/3aI53IY.png (http://i.imgur.com/3aI53IY.png)

Real Madrid supporter, that explains a lot of things...

Edit by Darth - large quote changed to link
Title: Re: THE BUM (Progress Update)
Post by: Gribbler on 20 Feb 2013, 15:05
Hi guys!

I have some news. It's both good and bad, depends how you look at it.

So here goes: I've just became a Dad! Yay!:) GOOD! The game will now probably suffer a slight delay... Cause, as all the Fathers on the forum surely know, amount of free time drops considerably with newborns:) BAD!

Nevertheless, I want to assure you that the game is 95% finished, so keep fingers crossed!

Thanks!

Title: Re: THE BUM (Progress Update)
Post by: Retro Wolf on 20 Feb 2013, 15:18
Congratulations Gribbler! As a father myself I know the impact a child has on your personal time, but It's definitely worth it!
Title: Re: THE BUM (Progress Update)
Post by: Sslaxx on 20 Feb 2013, 15:34
Congrats, Gribbler!
Title: Re: THE BUM (Progress Update)
Post by: CaptainD on 21 Feb 2013, 08:44
The game will now probably suffer a slight delay... Cause, as all the Fathers on the forum surely know, amount of free time drops considerably with newborns:) BAD!

Yup, you're definitely right there - it's worth it though  :-D - congrats!
Title: Re: THE BUM (Progress Update)
Post by: SarahLiz on 22 Feb 2013, 05:25
Oh my yes, the game will take a backseat for awhile, no doubt...but congratulations to you!  What a blessing.  :)
Title: Re: THE BUM (Progress Update)
Post by: Gribbler on 07 Mar 2013, 23:03
Hi guys!

We've got a new gameplay trailer available for you in the first post. Enjoy:)
Title: Re: THE BUM (New Trailer Available)
Post by: Jaffles on 07 Mar 2013, 23:09
Love the new trailer! Can't wait to play the game!

(Though I'm afraid all the soccer jokes fly right over my head, I'm more of a squash guy myself!  :-D)
Title: Re: THE BUM (New Trailer Available)
Post by: Shane 'ProgZmax' Stevens on 08 Mar 2013, 00:07
I haven't gotten around to looking at the horde of new games coming out for awhile.  The art style for this game is very expressive and pleasant to look at.  I hope you finish it!
Title: Re: THE BUM (New Trailer Available)
Post by: Tabata on 08 Mar 2013, 03:10
Can't wait for this to play - looks really good (http://www.smileyvault.com/albums/userpics/12962/smilie_happy_256.gif)

Do you think it'll be released this year?
Title: Re: THE BUM (New Trailer Available)
Post by: Gribbler on 08 Mar 2013, 11:15
This year? But of course! The game should be ready sooner than you think:)
Title: Re: THE BUM (New Trailer Available)
Post by: Tabata on 08 Mar 2013, 16:59
YAY!
That's great!(http://www.smileyvault.com/albums/userpics/12962/tanz42.gif)
I'll start training with my socket right away  (laugh)
Title: Re: THE BUM (New Trailer Available)
Post by: Dualnames on 11 Mar 2013, 02:26
How have I missed this. Art style looks wonderful, storyline semi-interesting, I have this hunch that this will be a wonderful game. Best of luck and courage on finishing this.
Title: Re: THE BUM (New Trailer Available)
Post by: Tenacious Stu on 26 Mar 2013, 14:32
Loving the visuals, but as I'm not a football fan, I'm worried that some of the jokes may go over my head a little, but the trailer looks awesome! Looking forward to the release.
Title: Re: THE BUM (New Trailer Available)
Post by: Gribbler on 26 Mar 2013, 15:36
I'm aware that most football fans are too busy playing FIFA or PES to be interested in some retro adventure game:-) There aren't that many football jokes. I wanted the game to be enjoyed by everyone so I did my best to find a golden mean. I can assure you there are many jokes for long-time adventure gamers too:-)
Title: Re: THE BUM (New Trailer Available)
Post by: Vroni on 30 Mar 2013, 00:58
I really like your art style Gribbler. Looks amazing!
Title: Re: THE BUM (New Trailer Available)
Post by: Gribbler on 30 Mar 2013, 18:38
Actually, Parafia is the author of all the graphics and animations. I'm responsible for the rest. But thanks anyway, I hope you'll enjoy the game itself, too!:)
Title: Re: THE BUM (New Trailer Available)
Post by: Parafia on 31 Mar 2013, 13:50
Naaah dont mind me, i'm just a drummer in this band after all ;). But i'll take that as a compliment nontheless :D.
Title: Re: THE BUM (New Trailer Available)
Post by: Minimi on 31 Mar 2013, 21:16
Love this game! Looking forward to it's release!

offtopic: Yes! I'm still alive! :)
Title: Re: THE BUM (New Trailer Available)
Post by: Chicky on 02 Apr 2013, 18:45
Love the second trailer Gribbler! The line at the end got me := Great timing with the music.

* whoa, wild Minimi appeared...
Title: Re: THE BUM (New Trailer Available)
Post by: Gribbler on 25 Apr 2013, 22:23
Hi guys! I'll be releasing the game tonight. Fingers crossed!
Title: Re: THE BUM (Release Date!)
Post by: selmiak on 25 Apr 2013, 22:32
how do you do this between all this hardcore game guessing? But yeah, this is very appreciated  *crosses fingers*  ;-D
Title: Re: THE BUM (Release Date!)
Post by: Gribbler on 25 Apr 2013, 22:38
Don't forget me being full time dad (diapers!) and my regular job :)

Multitasking level 1000 (laugh)
Title: Re: THE BUM (Release Date!)
Post by: Parafia on 25 Apr 2013, 22:41
something something.... IT IS ON! ^_^
Title: Re: THE BUM
Post by: Darth Mandarb on 26 Apr 2013, 12:33
Congrats on finishing!!

Completed Games Thread (http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=48106.0)

(I also added this link to the first post as well)