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Title: Adventures of Max Fax 1
Post by: maxfaxgames on 28 May 2013, 13:29
Adventures of Max Fax 1

Description

The game “Adventures of Max Fax” offers you to spend a day and a night of a guy, who is simple from the first sight. He's living on the 13th floor of an apartment building. Weekends came. Max has just wanted to start his favorite business when he gets a letter from a familiar girl. She has asked him of some help. Without any enthusiasm he left to find her. On his way he found out a new which made him curious and willing to understand what was happening in their house.

The developer has managed to combine a simple and dynamic gameplay, a humorous plot, funny characters, amusing and unexpected situations, a restrained number of replicas in the game. He has also added some romantic moments and some sentimentally. Colorful cartoon graphics and animation, music, sound effects, all of this creates a united atmosphere of the game which has got a smack of retro-style games belonging to the "point and click" genre. This game will approach everyone who wants to have a good time, to laugh, to distract from everyday problems and just get some pleasure.

Screenshot

(http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/images/games/1692_1.jpg)

Download

http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/1692/

Updated to version 1.1, May 29, 2013
Updated to version 1.2, June 2, 2013
Updated to version 1.3, June 6, 2013
Updated to version 1.4, June 25, 2013

Game Information
Platform   PC, Windows
GenreAdventure, Comedy, Cartoon
Play timeAverage play-length (~ 1 Hour 30 minutes)
Content16+
LanguageEnglish, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian
Voice ActingNo
Visual640 x 480 or Fullscreen, 32 bit colour depth
EngineAdventure Game Studio (AGS)
LicenseFree
Developer / PublisherAlexander Kucherenko, indie-developer

Title: Re: Adventures of Max Fax 1
Post by: arj0n on 28 May 2013, 13:57
looks good, definitely gonna try the demo.
Title: Re: Adventures of Max Fax 1
Post by: Ponch on 28 May 2013, 16:45
You have piqued my curiosity. I'll give this a spin tonight. Also, I like how you put the technical stats in a little table. It looks so professional, I wonder why I never thought to do it that way.
Title: Re: Adventures of Max Fax 1
Post by: Khris on 28 May 2013, 19:15
Looks interesting, but this isn't quite ready for publication, let alone commercially.

First of all, did you build a translation system yourself? AGS supports translation files; you don't know have to script it manually.
There are lots of missing interactions; half the time clicking something or using an item on something does nothing or makes Max walk.
The translations are ok to get what's going on but full of mistakes.
Title: Re: Adventures of Max Fax 1
Post by: maxfaxgames on 29 May 2013, 13:35
Looks interesting, but this isn't quite ready for publication, let alone commercially.

First of all, did you build a translation system yourself? AGS supports translation files; you don't know have to script it manually.
There are lots of missing interactions; half the time clicking something or using an item on something does nothing or makes Max walk.
The translations are ok to get what's going on but full of mistakes.

Khris, thanks!

Yes, translation system build by myself and adapted for my tasks. It works successfully.

It's a good idea to remove the movement of Max when clicking something or using an item. I realized this. Version of the game updated to 1.1 and is available for download.

In what translations language you find mistakes? All translations are made by people (most of them are native speakers), and not automatic translator! However, I will add in the TODO-list to check all translations by other translators.

Alexander Kucherenko
Title: Re: Adventures of Max Fax 1
Post by: Khris on 29 May 2013, 14:05
I'm just wondering why you created a translation system. I can't think of a situation where the built-in one wouldn't suffice.

As for the translations themselves:
Spoiler: ShowHide
Quote
It's the weekend finally. Now I can go in for my favorite things to do.
Hi max! That's Tanya. A disaster has happened to me. My boyfriend Sergey left me.
Well I'll find her and talk to her. She even doesn't know what an important business she's interrupting me from.
That clearly sounds like translated by a non-native speaker. I'm not going to embarrass myself by trying to improve it, but it's pretty off.

The German is worse:
Quote
Endlich kamen die Wochenende, jetzt kann man mit der Lieblingssache beschäftigen.
Hallo Max. Das ist Tanja. Eine Katastrophe passiert mit mir. Mein Freund Sergej verlieàŸ mich.
Warum bin ich nicht bewundert...
Endlich Wochenende, und ich kann mich wal wieder meiner Lieblingsbeschäftigung widmen.
Hallo Max! Tanja hier. Mir ist etwas Schreckliches passiert, Sergej hat mit mir schlussgemacht.
Warum wundert mich das nicht...
Title: Re: Adventures of Max Fax 1
Post by: kaput on 01 Jun 2013, 03:57
The game looks great :-) but I have to agree with Khris here - the translation really needs fixed. Any plans for this in the near future?
Title: Re: Adventures of Max Fax 1
Post by: maxfaxgames on 01 Jun 2013, 09:08
The game looks great :-) but I have to agree with Khris here - the translation really needs fixed. Any plans for this in the near future?

Proofreading in progress! English and German expected soon.
Title: Re: Adventures of Max Fax 1
Post by: Stupot on 01 Jun 2013, 18:55
the translation really needs fixed.
Hooray for Muphrey's Law :-D
Title: Re: Adventures of Max Fax 1
Post by: kaput on 01 Jun 2013, 20:49
the translation really needs fixed.
Hooray for Muphrey's Law :-D

Murphrey's Law hooray for is sure.
Title: Re: Adventures of Max Fax 1
Post by: maxfaxgames on 01 Jun 2013, 22:05
Version of the game updated to 1.3 and is available for download.

Thanks for proofreading and text editing:
Danny 'D-Boy' Wheeler (ENGLISH)
DoorKnobHandle (GERMAN)
FlyingMandarine (FRENCH)
Alberto Motto (SPANISH)
millennium2k (ITALIAN)
Title: Re: Adventures of Max Fax 1
Post by: DBoyWheeler on 02 Jun 2013, 21:39
I was glad to be of help, dude!
Title: Re: Adventures of Max Fax 1
Post by: Motto on 09 Jun 2013, 22:32
I was glad to be of help, dude!

100%

Waiting for the second episode :D
Title: Re: Adventures of Max Fax 1
Post by: CosmoQueen on 07 Jul 2013, 23:20
Wow this looks amazing! Buying it now......
Title: Re: Adventures of Max Fax 1
Post by: maxfaxgames on 16 Mar 2015, 21:02
Download "Adventures of Max Fax 1" for FREE!

http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/1692/

Thank you all! Thank you AGS!

P.S. Admin, please, add the game on AGS-site for download!
Title: Re: Adventures of Max Fax 1
Post by: ManicMatt on 16 Mar 2015, 21:17
But off your website it's not free, you still have to buy it through paypal? How does that work?
Title: Re: Adventures of Max Fax 1
Post by: maxfaxgames on 16 Mar 2015, 21:45
But off your website it's not free, you still have to buy it through paypal? How does that work?
It is no longer relevant. Removed.
Title: Re: Adventures of Max Fax 1
Post by: ManicMatt on 16 Mar 2015, 23:07
There ya go! I was just thinking of any poor people who might buy it only to find it's free. Sadly removing your website (??) has took half of your screenshots down on this thread by the way.
Title: Re: Adventures of Max Fax 1
Post by: maxfaxgames on 16 Mar 2015, 23:26
There ya go! I was just thinking of any poor people who might buy it only to find it's free. Sadly removing your website (??) has took half of your screenshots down on this thread by the way.
This game is two years old. It had no advertising. The sale was just an experiment. I don't want the game disappeared, so distribute it for free.