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Title: Tales
Post by: AprilSkies on 03 Apr 2014, 22:50
(http://apemarina.altervista.org/alterpages/TITOLO_PNG.png)

Pre-order the game at: http://www.screen7.co.uk/#!/tales or http://www.taaales.co.uk

Watch the trailer:


Hi everyone,
I'm proud to present "TALES" the new game by Ape Marina. A TECH-DEMO of the game is available (see bottom of the post).

(http://apemarina.altervista.org/alterpages/medium/Cover_Tales_copy.jpg)

An out of work layabout, Alfred Walsh, thinks he has found a cushy job as the custodian of a private library. He has no idea how wrong he could have been. When otherworldly forces intrude he is forced to abandon his career path: the casual dusting off of books between well-earned naps, and is thrust into a battle to save the very heart and soul of what makes humanity what it is.

(http://apemarina.altervista.org/alterpages/Screen_Shot_Tales_01.jpg)
 
(http://apemarina.altervista.org/alterpages/Screen_Shot_Tales_02.png)

(http://apemarina.altervista.org/alterpages/Screen_Shot_Tales_03.png) 

(http://apemarina.altervista.org/alterpages/Screen_Shot_Tales_04.png)

(http://apemarina.altervista.org/alterpages/Screen_Shot_Tales_05.png) 

(http://apemarina.altervista.org/alterpages/Screen_Shot_Tales_06.png)

(http://apemarina.altervista.org/alterpages/Screen_Shot_Tales_07.png) 

(http://apemarina.altervista.org/alterpages/Screen_Shot_Tales_08.png)

(http://apemarina.altervista.org/alterpages/Screen_Shot_Tales_09.png)

(http://apemarina.altervista.org/alterpages/Screen_Shot_Tales_10.png)

Progress:
Story/Writing: 100%
Scripting: 100%
Art: 100%
Music, sfx: 100%
Release prep: 75%

More infos about the game on our Website: http://apemarina.altervista.org/Tales.html

You can download a TECH-DEMO of the game HERE! (http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/1793/)



Title: Re: Tales - [Tech-Demo] Out Now!
Post by: CaptainD on 03 Apr 2014, 22:54
Ah, so this is the mysterious project you were telling me about the other day!  Lovely graphics as always.
Title: Re: Tales - [Tech-Demo] Out Now!
Post by: AprilSkies on 03 Apr 2014, 22:56
Ah, so this is the mysterious project you were telling me about the other day!  Lovely graphics as always.

LOL! Exactly that one!
Title: Re: Tales - [Tech-Demo] Out Now!
Post by: Gribbler on 03 Apr 2014, 23:48
Man, you're one busy guy :) Looks even better than Donald. Superb artwork. Good luck with the production!
Title: Re: Tales - [Tech-Demo] Out Now!
Post by: miguel on 04 Apr 2014, 00:08
Loving it, great stuff.
Let's download this gem...
Title: Re: Tales - [Tech-Demo] Out Now!
Post by: selmiak on 04 Apr 2014, 00:53
Wow, this is great!
Title: Re: Tales - [Tech-Demo] Out Now!
Post by: miguel on 04 Apr 2014, 01:05
Played it for a while and you got me hooked. Really nice game so far.Congrats.
Title: Re: Tales - [Tech-Demo] Out Now!
Post by: Mandle on 04 Apr 2014, 05:15
**Deletes the 10 or so earlier iterations from hard drive and downloads the final version**

**Runs off eagerly to play the game for the 17th time**

WOOOOOT!!!
Title: Re: Tales - [Tech-Demo] Out Now!
Post by: Giocherellone on 04 Apr 2014, 07:28
WOW!

What a great surprise! :shocked:

It 'a true delicacy, and I am so GREEDY of this stuff!  :P

YUM!

SUPERB ApeMarina! :grin:
Title: Re: Tales - [Tech-Demo] Out Now!
Post by: AprilSkies on 04 Apr 2014, 09:31
Hey guys. Thank you for ur first impressions.
Hi Gribbler :D - As u can see, just like you (as you said weeks ago) I started working on something more serious (taking a break with comedy).
Thanx Miguel, as usual I'm happy when u play my games :D
And thanx selmiak and Paolo "giocherellone" (Paolo, I put the game on Arena too ;) )

The demo is very short but it's useful to show the features and give you a taste of the plot.

I must say that Mandle gave me a precious and invaluable help, in text editing and in testing the game. Guys, this man is a tireless worker. Do not steal me him XD 
Title: Re: Tales - [Tech-Demo] Out Now!
Post by: Mandle on 04 Apr 2014, 12:13
Guys, this man is a tireless worker.

He just means I can never get to work because there are never any tires on my car. Pay no attention!!!
Title: Re: Tales - [Tech-Demo] Out Now!
Post by: Gribbler on 04 Apr 2014, 13:46
Quote from: aprilSkies
Hi Gribbler :D - As u can see, just like you (as you said weeks ago) I started working on something more serious (taking a break with comedy).
Yeah, but I have just only finished writting a bloody prologue and you have dozens of screenshots, dialogues, characters (with portraits!) and whatnot! Thats not fair! :D
Title: Re: Tales - [Tech-Demo] Out Now!
Post by: Darth Mandarb on 04 Apr 2014, 14:10
[moderator]
Let's stay on target before this gets too far off-topic
[/moderator]

The screens look great!  Keep up the good work!
Title: Re: Tales - [Tech-Demo] Out Now!
Post by: Mandle on 04 Apr 2014, 15:28
Just wanted to add that some minor typos and glitches have been spotted post-release and have been fixed.

The download link in the first post is now to the most up-to-date version as of the time of this post.

:)

**************************************************************************************************************

I will also take this chance to condemn AprilSkies before the entire community for breaking one of the sacred commandments of indie adventure game development:

Spoiler: ShowHide
Commandment #27: Thou player character shalst cause items to disappear into and out of the completely separate dimension known as their inventory instantly and with no onscreen action or reaction of said player character, and with no logical consideration towards where said character could have possibly carried said items.

The player character in your game is in direct violation of this commandment by actually reaching for, bending towards, and even squatting (squatting I tell yas!!!) to retrieve items and then...

AND THEN!!!

Finding a logical place on his person to store them away in!!!

AND THEN EVEN!!!

Retrieving said items from exactly the place he last stored them in!!!

AND THEN EVEN...EVEN...

[hide]In two particular cases of impossible-to-store-away-on-self items...

*DRAMATIC PAUSE*

The player character carries said items IN THEIR HAND before the player, and God, and everyone!!!

[/hide]

Due to this serious infraction against the sacred commandments of indie adventure game development you...

...AprilSkies...

...have been sentenced to no less than one year's hard labor working upon the completed version of the demo presented in this thread!

May God have mercy on your soul!

*RAPS GAVEL ON PODIUM*

Title: Re: Tales - [Tech-Demo] Out Now!
Post by: Matt Frith on 04 Apr 2014, 17:17
I just tried the tech demo and was very impressed.  Looking forward to seeing more! :)
Title: Re: Tales - [Tech-Demo] Out Now!
Post by: Cassiebsg on 04 Apr 2014, 21:52
Loved it! Great art, story and atmosphere! :)

Only have a little nit pick, if I may... you're using both mouse click and timer to skip to the next text, this might (as it happened to me) make the player click on the next text because the timer reached the end just as one finishes reading and thus missing a line of text...
Personally, I'm for letting the player decide when to move the text forward, that way one covers both the fast and the slow readers... But maybe that's just me. ;)

Will definitely keep this one under my radar!  Keep up the great work! (http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/forums/Smileys/AGS/smiley16_nodding.gif)
Title: Re: Tales - [Tech-Demo] Out Now!
Post by: AprilSkies on 04 Apr 2014, 22:01
Loved it! Great art, story and atmosphere! :)
Only have a little nit pick, if I may... you're using both mouse click and timer to skip to the next text, this might (as it happened to me) make the player click on the next text because the timer reached the end just as one finishes reading and thus missing a line of text...
Personally, I'm for letting the player decide when to move the text forward, that way one covers both the fast and the slow readers... But maybe that's just me. ;)
Will definitely keep this one under my radar!  Keep up the great work! (http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/forums/Smileys/AGS/smiley16_nodding.gif)

Thank you. Those feedbacks are exactly what a tech demo is for. ;)
Title: Re: Tales - [Tech-Demo] Out Now!
Post by: CaptainD on 04 Apr 2014, 22:02
It is indeed a splendid demo.  Though I was disappointed that the library did not have any books on cuneiform writing for me to look at. (wrong)  (I did wonder briefly if that was part of the puzzle, before the guard just told me everything.)
Title: Re: Tales - [Tech-Demo] Out Now!
Post by: AprilSkies on 04 Apr 2014, 22:08
It is indeed a splendid demo.  Though I was disappointed that the library did not have any books on cuneiform writing for me to look at. (wrong)  (I did wonder briefly if that was part of the puzzle, before the guard just told me everything.)

Really interesting idea... :shocked:
(This man is a REAL game designer)
Title: Re: Tales - [Tech-Demo] Out Now!
Post by: Mandle on 05 Apr 2014, 08:37
It is indeed a splendid demo.  Though I was disappointed that the library did not have any books on cuneiform writing for me to look at. (wrong)  (I did wonder briefly if that was part of the puzzle, before the guard just told me everything.)

BIG SPOILER ALERT!!!

If you have not played the Demo yet then please do not open this reply!!!


Spoiler: ShowHide
Ah...Do remember please though Merlin's words that the library contains the very essence of the legends and myths of humankind... This is not just an ordinary library where you can look up factual information... It is a kind of physically-existing metaphor for the foundation of culture that all of civilization was built upon...

I see where you are coming from though...Usually when a library is present in a game the player has to look up clues and such in the books. Maybe it's a good idea to make it clearer that this is not that particular kind of library to save the player some frustration in trying...
Title: Re: Tales - [Tech-Demo] Out Now!
Post by: CaptainD on 05 Apr 2014, 11:13
@Mandle:

Spoiler: ShowHide
Your explanation makes perfect sense actually - and it was pretty clear from Merlin's word - and indeed the introduction - that this wasn't an ordinary library.  As you said, it was just a reflexive response to it being a library - and in particular in the context of finding out about ancient writing that you couldn't read - that made my mind jump to that idea.  (Also, having the full index of all titles in the library. which I hadn't really browsed, only found the particular books I needed - made me think there might be puzzles about having to find a particular book according to its subject, not just being given a book title like the other ones.


Any further discussion on this can be done by PM if necessary (which it probably isn't!) - I don't want to derail this thread.  So instead, I'll just mention that if anyone's reading this thread and hasn't already played the demo... stop reading this thread and play the demo!
Title: Re: Tales - [Tech-Demo] Out Now!
Post by: Hobo on 20 Apr 2014, 18:55
Finally got around to playing the demo and I must say, it was extremely enjoyable! I really love the look of the game (although some parts are a tad bit too antialiased for my taste), the puzzles were well done, music was great and the story certainly has a lot of potential.

Some things that might need fixing:
Spoiler: ShowHide

1) A little bug and how to recreate it:
      - Delete/remove save games
      - Load game from title screen
      - There are no saves, but click load game again despite that
      - Now close the menu from X and you're left with a background picture only

2) I managed to maneuver myself inside the prison bars:
(http://i.imgur.com/ttNf9U2.png)

3) I don't know if it's intentional, but the correct stone wheel code doesn't seem to work before the guy has shown it to you (also, maybe a randomized code would add an extra touch to it)
Title: Re: Tales - [Tech-Demo] Out Now!
Post by: AprilSkies on 20 Apr 2014, 20:12
Hey Hobo, Thanks a lot!! ;-D
^_^d

Spoiler: ShowHide
 About point 3, yep. It's intentional.
Going fix those little issues
Title: Re: Tales - [Tech-Demo] Out Now!
Post by: JSH on 03 May 2014, 12:43
Wow, I can't believe I missed this. Looks great, gonna have to try out the demo! :)
Title: Re: Tales - [Tech-Demo] Out Now!
Post by: AprilSkies on 04 May 2014, 19:36
I have to thank all the people who are sending me feedbacks.
I implemented a lot of features.

Work's going on well.

I'd like to show you some new screenshots:

(http://oldgames.arena80.it/arenauta11/Tales_Screen/ScreenA.png) 

(http://oldgames.arena80.it/arenauta11/Tales_Screen/ScreenB.png)

(http://oldgames.arena80.it/arenauta11/Tales_Screen/ScreenC.png)
Title: Re: Tales - [Tech-Demo] Out Now!
Post by: miguel on 04 May 2014, 20:22
Beautiful!
Title: Re: Tales - [Tech-Demo] Out Now!
Post by: CaptainD on 04 May 2014, 21:18
Beautiful!
+1  (roll)

Love the way you've framed the game area with the foreground arch in the 2nd screenie too.
Title: Re: Tales - [Tech-Demo] Out Now!
Post by: millennium2k on 05 May 2014, 10:30
Another nice adventure from Ape Marina is coming. Great! ;-D
Title: Re: Tales - [Tech-Demo] Out Now!
Post by: Mandle on 09 May 2014, 14:38
MUAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

I just got to play all those new areas shown in the screenies...

AND THEY ROCK!!!

So....ummm yeah....THERE!!!

Yeah...

SO THERE! :P
Title: Re: Tales - [Tech-Demo] Out Now!
Post by: Cogliostro on 09 May 2014, 19:35

the art is wonderful and the idea even better.  Can't wait to play this one.  Out of curiosity was this game based on the show  MythQuest (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MythQuest)?

 - Cogliostro
Title: Re: Tales - [Tech-Demo] Out Now!
Post by: Gribbler on 09 May 2014, 19:45
Superb graphics. Tip of the hat to you, sir! :)
Title: Re: Tales - [Tech-Demo] Out Now!
Post by: AprilSkies on 09 May 2014, 20:30
Thanx Guys: Gribbler, CaptainD, Mandle, Cogliostro millennium2k and Miguel :)

the art is wonderful and the idea even better.  Can't wait to play this one.  Out of curiosity was this game based on the show  MythQuest (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MythQuest)?

No it's not based on that show. I didn't know this TV series :)
I read its plot and it has something in common actually, but it's substantially different.
I'll watch some episodes if there are some in streaming ;)
Title: Re: Tales - [Tech-Demo] Out Now!
Post by: AprilSkies on 12 Jun 2014, 09:46
Update June 12th 2014

A musician joined the team!!!
He is a brilliant Italian composer, Luigi Di Guida.
Currently the music tracks are royalty-free tracks by Kevin MacLeod. Kevin's music is very high quality music, but of course not original.
Luigi will compose an original soundtrack for the game.

To know more about Luigi, here's some links:
Website: www.luigidiguida.it
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/luigi-di-guida-composer
Youtube:


Other exciting new features will be revealed in the near future.

 

Title: Re: Tales - [Tech-Demo] - Update June 12th 2014
Post by: Gabarts on 12 Jun 2014, 22:38
Fantastic mood and graphic :)
Title: Re: Tales - [Tech-Demo] - Czech Version - June 26th 2014
Post by: AprilSkies on 26 Jun 2014, 09:34
Tales Tech-Demo is now available in Czech Language!
Thanks to kajlin (http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=4511) and to Ricky for translating it!

(http://oldgames.arena80.it/arenauta11/Screen_Czech.png)

Download link is the same.

P.S. Thanks Gabarts
Title: Re: Tales - [Tech-Demo] - Czech Version - June 26th 2014
Post by: Mandle on 26 Jun 2014, 15:52
I think I might just Czech it out!
Title: Re: Tales - [Tech-Demo] - Czech Version - June 26th 2014
Post by: Sslaxx on 27 Jun 2014, 12:00
Intriguing... and very nicely done artwork there, too. The demo looks nice, though I've only got into the first two locations so far. Looks like it's going to be a fun game to play!
Title: Re: Tales - [Tech-Demo] - Czech Version - June 26th 2014
Post by: kajlin on 28 Jun 2014, 21:19
Tales Tech-Demo is now available in Czech Language!
Thanks to kajlin (http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=4511) for translating it!
Download link is the same.

P.S. Thanks Gabarts

I would like to thank to Ricky as well. I wouldn't be able to finish the Czech localization without her, she did a perfect job. Díky Ricky :)
Title: Re: Tales - [Tech-Demo] - Czech Version - June 26th 2014
Post by: splat44 on 30 Jun 2014, 06:16
It is indeed a splendid demo.  Though I was disappointed that the library did not have any books on cuneiform writing for me to look at. (wrong)  (I did wonder briefly if that was part of the puzzle, before the guard just told me everything.)

Really interesting idea... :shocked:
(This man is a REAL game designer)

Ya, CaptainD is a great game designer as I did some beta work for him as well. If you need beta testing on this game, I'll be more than glad to help. Check my profile and see games I worked for beta testing! Great demo
Title: Re: Tales - [Tech-Demo] - Czech Version - June 26th 2014
Post by: AprilSkies on 30 Jun 2014, 08:38
Hi Splat44,
Thanks so much. I'm happy you enjoyed the Demo and it could be great if you can help me in testing. It's cool 'cause these days I'm building up a testing team and I'm going to send you a PM.
Thanks ;-D
Title: Re: Tales - [Tech-Demo] - Czech Version - June 26th 2014
Post by: Adeel on 30 Jun 2014, 23:44
What a lovely game you've got here, AprilSkies! Looks promising. :)
Title: Re: Tales - [Tech-Demo] - Czech Version - June 26th 2014
Post by: splat44 on 01 Jul 2014, 02:35
Great and thank you for that PM!

Hi Splat44,
Thanks so much. I'm happy you enjoyed the Demo and it could be great if you can help me in testing. It's cool 'cause these days I'm building up a testing team and I'm going to send you a PM.
Thanks ;-D
Title: Re: Tales - [Tech-Demo] - Czech Version - June 26th 2014
Post by: Sslaxx on 02 Jul 2014, 10:17
Going with Screen 7, huh? Congrats!
Title: Re: Tales - [Tech-Demo] - Czech Version - June 26th 2014
Post by: AprilSkies on 02 Jul 2014, 22:30
Thanx guys

Going with Screen 7, huh? Congrats!
Can't put anything over you, guys :D
Yep. We're going S7! And I'm of course so happy for that.
I never talked before because there's a lot of work still to do, but I hope all will go right.

Title: Re: Tales - [Tech-Demo] - Czech Version - June 26th 2014
Post by: CrashPL on 08 Jul 2014, 21:56
Hey, that's grand! I just checked the techdemo, and everything looked very promising. And gotta say I really enjoyed the music, keep up the good work! :D
Title: Re: Tales - [Tech-Demo] - New ScreenShots - 29th July 2014
Post by: AprilSkies on 29 Jul 2014, 11:06
Update 29th July 2014

A couple of new screenshots showing some locations of one of the books that can be visited: the Mayan Masterpiece POPOL VUH!

(http://oldgames.arena80.it/arenauta11/Tales_Screen/ScreenG2.png)
Yeah... you'll have to manage a jaguar!

(http://oldgames.arena80.it/arenauta11/Tales_Screen/ScreenH.png)
The mayan city of Quiche
Title: Re: Tales - [Tech-Demo] - New ScreenShots - 29th July 2014
Post by: Gurok on 29 Jul 2014, 11:09
So good, AprilSkies! Keep it up. Love the colouring of the sky in those pics.
Title: Re: Tales - [Tech-Demo] - New ScreenShots - 29th July 2014
Post by: CaptainD on 29 Jul 2014, 12:01
Looks awesome.

I'm also looking forward to the spin-off racing simulator "Jaguar Manager".
Title: Re: Tales - [Tech-Demo] - New ScreenShots - 29th July 2014
Post by: AprilSkies on 29 Jul 2014, 12:07
I'm also looking forward to the spin-off racing simulator "Jaguar Manager".
(laugh)
Title: Re: Tales - [Tech-Demo] - New ScreenShots - 29th July 2014
Post by: Yol on 02 Aug 2014, 18:20
the new images are well detailed. nice, I've done the demo and I saw it they put also the zodiac. good job ;-D
Title: Re: Tales - [Tech-Demo] - New ScreenShots - 29th July 2014
Post by: AnasAbdin on 02 Aug 2014, 18:28
Great work AprilSkies! Can't wait for the finished game.
Title: Re: Tales - [Tech-Demo] - German Version - November 29th
Post by: AprilSkies on 29 Nov 2014, 21:27
Tales Tech-Demo is now available in German Language!

I have no words to thank selmiak, who translated the demo and made an amazing and really professional work; I'd also want to thank the proofreaders: Tramponline, cat, Ghost and Tabata for their great help and for their awesomeness as well!!

(http://i.imgur.com/92Mo0ye.png)

Download link is the same.

The work on the game is going on very well. And, even it was already mentioned, I take this opportunity to announce that the game will go with SCREEN7: http://www.screen7.co.uk/#!/page_PremierGames

And, as we are talking about, I'd like to show you some new screenies:

(http://i.imgur.com/8b74B9X.png)

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

(http://i.imgur.com/vkZij09.png)




Title: Re: Tales - [Tech-Demo] - German Version OUT NOW! - 29th November 2014
Post by: AnasAbdin on 30 Nov 2014, 04:58
Oh man just when you think it can't get any better... I'm definitely sold.
Title: Re: Tales - [Tech-Demo] - German Version OUT NOW! - 29th November 2014
Post by: Creamy on 16 Jan 2015, 19:40
Great demo. At first I was a little disappointed by the screen resolution - it's lower than in Donald Dowell -
but after a few minutes, I was completely hooked by the story.
I love the concept of book travelling.

Keep up the good work!
Title: Re: Tales - [Tech-Demo] - German Version OUT NOW! - 29th November 2014
Post by: AprilSkies on 16 Jan 2015, 20:36
Thanks a lot Creamy!
Soon I'll post new screen shots ^^
Title: Re: Tales - [Tech-Demo] - Update - 24th February 2015
Post by: AprilSkies on 24 Feb 2015, 10:06
First of all I'd like to thank everyone who nominated Tales tech Demo or the "Best Demo Award 2015".
That made me so happy ^_^
Thank you <3

A quick update of the progress (edited in the first post):
Progress:
Story/Writing: 100%
Scripting: 90%
Art: 95%
Music, sfx: 85%

The work is going on well and probably within a month all the scripts, music and art stuff will be completed and fully tested (as I'm trying to test the game gradually; as I indroduce new stuff, I send to testers)
If there won't be major problem, next step is "voice acting" ^^

And here's some new screenshots:

(http://i.imgur.com/8TAfWH3.png)

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

(http://i.imgur.com/voc2hUx.png)
Title: Re: Tales - [Tech-Demo] - Update - 24th February 2015
Post by: CaptainD on 24 Feb 2015, 10:26
This is going to be one beautiful-looking game.  Lovely backgrounds as always!
Title: Re: Tales - [Tech-Demo] - Update - 24th February 2015
Post by: NickyNyce on 24 Feb 2015, 11:19
Amazing work AprilSkies. Glad to see this is in the home stretch. Can't wait to explore this wonderful world you created.
Title: Re: Tales - [Tech-Demo] - Update - 24th February 2015
Post by: selmiak on 24 Feb 2015, 11:30
wow. This will be one huge adventure!
Title: Re: Tales - [Tech-Demo] - Update - 24th February 2015
Post by: Mandle on 24 Feb 2015, 12:16
wow. This will be one huge adventure!

Trust me...it is!!! I just played through the whole game (so far) for proofreading/playtesting purposes and, even mostly knowing what I had to do (this has been about my tenth play-through over the various incarnations), it took me about 4 hours.

But HEY!!! AprilSkies!!! I haven't seen that last screen yet!!! (I can kinda guess what book it is in though ;) )
Title: Re: Tales - [Tech-Demo] - Update - 24th February 2015
Post by: AprilSkies on 24 Feb 2015, 12:23
Thank you so much CaptainD, selmiak and Nicky ^___^

I haven't seen that last screen yet!!! (I can kinda guess what book it is in though ;) )
Yeah mate! TBH It was there.. But I made the testing version ending before it. Still stuff to code there ;D
Title: Re: Tales - [Tech-Demo] - Update - 24th February 2015
Post by: shaun9991 on 24 Feb 2015, 13:10
Looking beautiful AprilSkies. Congrats, you're almost at the finish line!!! Can't wait to get my hands on this game :)
Title: Re: Tales - [Tech-Demo] - Update - 24th February 2015
Post by: AnasAbdin on 24 Feb 2015, 13:13
Very beautiful ;-D I'm sure I'll have awesome times with this!
Title: Re: Tales - [Tech-Demo] - Update - 24th February 2015
Post by: splat44 on 23 Mar 2015, 03:49
Party is on! Congratulations to you AprilSkies for having winning the best demo for 2014! I'm sure those involved in game such animation, graphic are and as well testing are celebrating

Those who haven't tried this game need download and play this one!
Title: Re: Tales - [Tech-Demo] - Update - 24th February 2015
Post by: AprilSkies on 23 Mar 2015, 08:03
Thanx a lot to all who voted it for the best Demo!
You really made me happy \o/

And thank you Splat!!! You're testing the full version of the game and you're really a top tester! So double thanks to you!
Title: Re: Tales - [Tech-Demo] - Update - 24th February 2015
Post by: on 28 Sep 2015, 07:14
You can now vote for Tales on Greenlight! http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=494079360

Thank you!

And a rolling demo, in the form of an early preview, in the shape of a YouTube video ;)

[embed=720,480]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVbsDnm4NkQ[/embed]

(sorry the quality is a bit low on this particular edition, a full HQ trailer in due course :))

The game itself is currently getting a little bit of extra programming but soon we should have some voices recorded and a new demo ready. Keep an eye out! More info on the Greenlight page. The game features original music by Luigi Di Guida (which is ace, but am not spoiling it just yet ;))

Kudos if you recognize the (brief) voice in the trailer ;)
Title: Re: Tales - [Tech-Demo] - Update - 24th February 2015
Post by: Mandle on 28 Sep 2015, 11:00
Nice trailer! I will have to play this game someday! (laugh)
Title: Re: Tales - [Tech-Demo] - Update - 24th February 2015
Post by: Cassiebsg on 28 Sep 2015, 13:18
Kudos if you heard the (brief) voice in the trailer... (laugh)

Really nice, looking forward to it. :)
Title: Re: Tales - [Tech-Demo] - Update - 24th February 2015
Post by: AprilSkies on 28 Sep 2015, 21:14
Yay, thanks Mark!

Come on guys, help us on GreenLight ^__^

Thanks a lot!
Title: Re: Tales - [Tech-Demo] - Update - 24th February 2015
Post by: AnasAbdin on 28 Sep 2015, 21:24
Voted :) wish you the best. It'll be an honor playing Tales on steam.
Title: Re: Tales - [Tech-Demo] - Update - 24th February 2015
Post by: Fitz on 29 Sep 2015, 06:57
Looks beautiful and intriguing -- and sounds absolutely gorgeous. This is going to be EPIC!

And my, what a stunningly handsome adversary! (laugh)
Title: Re: Tales - [Tech-Demo] - Update - 24th February 2015
Post by: selmiak on 29 Sep 2015, 15:43
I'm totally loking forward to this! ;-D
Title: Re: Tales - [Tech-Demo] - Update - 24th February 2015
Post by: CaptainD on 29 Sep 2015, 22:36
Looks and sounds awesome Andrea! ;-D
Title: Re: Tales - [Tech-Demo] - Update - 24th February 2015
Post by: on 23 Oct 2015, 17:07
Just a quick one, here's a track from the game to listen to:

[embed=720,480]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGDSDb29TSQ[/embed]

"Jungle" by Luigi Di Guida - http://www.luigidiguida.it/?lang=en

Hoping things go smoothly enough to get this out in December or by end of year. Through Ape Marina's diligence, the game itself is certainly solid and ready. Ultimately just voices to do, translations, a bit more testing & Steam setup. The plan is also to have it at GOG and some other places (drm-free). Not sure what I'll be back to personally say until the new demo/website is ready but in the meantime please do vote on greenlight if you get a chance, thank you! http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=494079360

Should be something to see/play at AdventureX too, providing the developers are ok with that? ;)
Title: Re: Tales - [Tech-Demo] - Update - 24th February 2015
Post by: AprilSkies on 23 Oct 2015, 18:37
Of course!!!! It would be great to have tales at adventureX!
I hope I could be able to attend to AdventureX this year too! Not sure about that but I'll do my best!

And guys, thanks you all for support on greenlight! Please go on voting! ^___^
Title: Re: Tales - [Tech-Demo] - Update - 24th February 2015
Post by: AnasAbdin on 23 Oct 2015, 19:32
I love the track! :-D
I really can't wait to play this game!
Title: Re: Tales - [Tech-Demo] - Update - 24th February 2015
Post by: Blondbraid on 23 Oct 2015, 19:45
Great music, really captures a Mayan feel!
Title: Re: Tales - coming soon
Post by: on 12 Aug 2016, 19:57
Hi! Just a quick bump as it's been a wee while, to say we are teetering on the edge of releasing this now, thanks to AprilSkies and his team for their patience, and of course for you AGS folk and potential players for yours! I'll be back very soon with full release & distributor details, pre-orders and a trailer.

(https://s10.postimg.org/diq6ghbax/alfio_card.jpg)

Thanks to all the VA's...lots of great and fun voices in there and also Fizzi for her help with the voice editing. Just a bit more release prep to do (like the image above, nice one AprilSkies!) and some final testing. Hopefully along with the other items mentioned above - due to be posted soon - there will be a fresh demo (with voices) also. So I really just came by to say "watch this space" cos "this space" will soon be filled, with Tales! :)
Title: Re: Tales - coming soon
Post by: Cassiebsg on 12 Aug 2016, 20:16
/me cheers! :-D
Title: Re: Tales - coming soon
Post by: CaptainD on 12 Aug 2016, 20:53
Watching this space...
Title: Re: Tales - coming soon
Post by: [delete} on 12 Aug 2016, 22:03
Andrea (https://twitter.com/apemarina)'s delightful watercolors and Luigi (http://www.luigidiguida.it/)'s cinematic score... what a phantastic voyage this gonna be!
Title: Re: Tales - coming soon
Post by: NickyNyce on 12 Aug 2016, 23:11
Been waiting for this. I'm getting the itch.
Title: Re: Tales - coming soon
Post by: Stupot on 13 Aug 2016, 01:20
Oh goody. I was rather thinking this project had fallen into dev hell. All the best.
Title: Re: Tales - coming soon
Post by: Mandle on 13 Aug 2016, 02:15
Oh boy oh boy oh boy oh boy oh boy!!!!

It's been a long time coming!!!

The first time I ever played the game it had only 5 playable rooms, but even then the potential was very obvious.

And then AprilSkies (and his partner Giovanni) just kept building and building and every time I got a new updated version it was so much grander than the last, way past the point that I thought he was going with it.

Collaborating with AprilSkies on this game over the course of about 2 years has been one of the most rewarding and fun experiences of my life.

He is a dream to work with, always open to suggestions and eager to include my (hopefully) good ideas, and extremely diplomatic about rejecting the many not so good ones: "Mate, it's a genius idea! But I don't think it's quite right for this game. Let's save it for the next one!" (laugh)

I did get to write one of the puzzles too, but I'm not going to say which in case it becomes universally hated by the players...  (laugh)

I can't wait to play the full version and hear the many thousands of lines of dialog I (co-)wrote performed by the amazing voice actors I have heard so far...It was huge fun finding the "voice" for each character while writing the text, and from what I've heard so far, the voice actors have really done a great job of bringing the many characters to life in that spirit...

Now:

"Gimme the cheese!"
Title: Re: Tales - coming soon
Post by: Fitz on 13 Aug 2016, 08:20
I cannot wait! :-D It looks amazing -- as everything Andrea does (have you played Until I Have You?) -- and the titular tales sound exciting! Got the chance to discover bits and pieces of the story via the dialogue lines (laugh)
Title: Re: Tales - coming soon
Post by: AnasAbdin on 13 Aug 2016, 08:28
I've never been excited this much about an adventure game since old Sierra times! (laugh)
Title: Re: Tales - coming soon
Post by: selmiak on 13 Aug 2016, 13:11
Can't wait! :-D
Title: Re: Tales - coming soon
Post by: AprilSkies on 16 Aug 2016, 18:51
Thank you so much mates! <3
Title: Re: Tales - coming soon
Post by: selmiak on 17 Aug 2016, 00:54
so is tales coming soon or is the info when tales is coming coming soon ???
Title: Re: Tales - coming soon
Post by: AprilSkies on 17 Aug 2016, 10:08
so is tales coming soon or is the info when tales is coming coming soon ???
LEL :-D:-D
the info of course :-D:-D
No it's seriously coming soon 8-0
Title: Re: Tales - coming soon
Post by: Dualnames on 17 Aug 2016, 10:23
Quote
AprilSkies (and his partner Giovanni)

Exciting times :D

Can't wait to play either!!
Title: Re: Tales - coming soon
Post by: Creamy on 17 Aug 2016, 19:47
The demo was awesome, I can't wait to sink into the Tales.
Title: Re: Tales - coming soon
Post by: cianty on 17 Aug 2016, 21:12
This looks very promising! Can't wait!
Title: Re: Tales - coming soon
Post by: shaun9991 on 17 Aug 2016, 21:56
This is great news! This is possibly my most anticipated game for quite a while - Andrea is a modern day legend!!! :)
Title: Re: Tales - coming soon
Post by: splat44 on 24 Aug 2016, 05:07
Yes, this is one of the best that I tested!

so is tales coming soon or is the info when tales is coming coming soon ???
LEL :-D:-D
the info of course :-D:-D
No it's seriously coming soon 8-0
Title: Re: Tales - coming soon
Post by: ThreeOhFour on 24 Aug 2016, 05:08
Very much looking forward to this game!
Title: Re: Tales - coming soon
Post by: Squall_Leonheart on 02 Sep 2016, 15:24
April i tuoi giochi sono sempre fantastici! Spero che sceglierai di farlo uscire anche in italiano :)

April your games are always wonderful! I hope you will choice to publish this in italian! :)
Title: Re: Tales - coming soon
Post by: Mandle on 02 Sep 2016, 15:53
April your games are always wonderful! I hope you will choice to publish this in italian! :)

The game text was written originally im italian by AprilSkies and then adapted into english...

The italian version is selectable in the start menu of the game...

Voice acting is only in english, but the text will be in italian if the italian language option is selected...Like a movie in a foreign language but with subtitles pretty much...
Title: Re: Tales - coming soon
Post by: Squall_Leonheart on 02 Sep 2016, 16:15
April your games are always wonderful! I hope you will choice to publish this in italian! :)

The game text was written originally im italian by AprilSkies and then adapted into english...

The italian version is selectable in the start menu of the game...

Voice acting is only in english, but the text will be in italian...Like a movie with subtitles pretty much...

Well done! The audio not is a problem. I asked for it only for curiosity.
Title: Re: Tales - coming soon
Post by: Mandle on 07 Sep 2016, 10:51
WHEN THE HELL IS THIS GAME EVEN COMING OUT??!!

I soooooo need to have played this game YESTERDAY!!!

HURRY UP with the release or I will sit on my own nuts until I can play in protest!!!
Title: Re: Tales - coming soon
Post by: on 07 Sep 2016, 14:24
Stop reporting more errors & last minute changes with it then and maybe we'll finish it :P

It's probably best they have been found and will be sorted, thankfully all minor issues. But yes...release is clearly not quite there yet...but soon enough! Andrea is working on a new promotional demo, I want to get a couple of default translations sorted, Mandle has been working through the text to make sure it's tip top. The build is solid... but yes with multiple people doing multiple things it takes a little while for the tasks to be done, so thanks for your patience :)
Title: Re: Tales - coming soon
Post by: Fitz on 08 Sep 2016, 05:48
Oh yeah, leave it to Mandle to break a game in a way no one would've even thought of (laugh)

Can't wait, either!
Title: Re: Tales - coming soon
Post by: Mandle on 08 Sep 2016, 06:43
(laugh)(laugh)(laugh)

(Hehehe...I was just shamelessly bumping the thread...)
Title: Re: Tales - coming soon
Post by: on 17 Oct 2016, 20:21
Everyone's posting today! As such...here's the Tales trailer :)

You may not learn anything new (especially if you played the demo) but you will certainly learn a lot of names...

I'm not sure if it's showing subtitles for me or for everyone. Either way, translated trailer subtitles will be available soon enough for those who will be playing in other languages!

[embed=800,600]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olAq-ha80Fk[/embed]

You saw it here first! Well, unless you watched a Screen 7 Live stream I did the other night, then you saw it there first. But we are releasing the game on Nov 14th. I assure you, you heard that here first :)

Thanks to Andrea, Mandle and everyone involved especially now as things get hectic towards the inevitable version 1.0.0 bug that everyone experiences I mean, release :) It's solid... it's a great point n click, but you can be the judge, jury and executioner on that one soon enough, cos I might just be media bias...

Specific release related info to follow. Thanks for keeping an interest in Tales! or, Taaaaaaaaallllleeeeessss ;)

EDIT: Steam coming soon, feel free to wishlist it! http://store.steampowered.com/app/416250/
Title: Re: Tales - coming soon
Post by: Fitz on 17 Oct 2016, 21:24
Four weeks?! Make that tomorrow, or face the wrath of Oblivion!

All joking aside... YASSS! Can't wait to get my claws on this game! It looks and sounds fantastic!
Title: Re: Tales - coming soon
Post by: on 17 Oct 2016, 22:49
Haha! Please check your email Fitz! We are 2 lines short of any wrath of Oblivion ;) ty!
Title: Re: Tales - coming soon
Post by: Fitz on 17 Oct 2016, 23:12
When I read it, I did an impromptu practice of the lines OBLI18 and OBLI19 ;)
Title: Re: Tales - pre-order available now!
Post by: on 03 Nov 2016, 10:18
Now you can pre-order your copy of Tales to keep you warm over the winter months ;)

You can get 15% off by being an early bird customer at http://www.screen7.co.uk/#!/tales or http://www.taaales.co.uk

Please note that Spanish subtitles probably won't be available on release, but there will be an update available not too long after as we do intend for ALL copies to include Spanish in due course. The same for Linux version (Linux version only on Steam though)...just as soon as we can.

You can also get the game directly from online stores, Steam, Humble Store, Zodiac Store and hopefully GOG. Just playing the indie developer waiting game with them right now... Wherever you choose to get it, thanks for doing so and supporting Ape Marina and Screen 7!

Title: Re: Tales - pre-order available now!
Post by: Mandle on 03 Nov 2016, 13:20
HOLY SHEEET!!!

/me scrambles to pre-order..

The mass-hysteria mob follows suit!
Title: Re: Tales - pre-order available now!
Post by: Athanor on 14 Nov 2016, 19:33
Today is the day! :) Does anybody know at what time the game will be released?
Title: Re: Tales - pre-order available now!
Post by: Fitz on 14 Nov 2016, 21:28
It's live! Already downloaded and played a little bit. Fun fun fun!
Title: Re: Tales - pre-order available now!
Post by: AnasAbdin on 15 Nov 2016, 03:32
Woohoo! Congrats all! ;-D
Title: Re: Tales
Post by: on 15 Nov 2016, 13:46
Release info here: http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=54160.0

thanks!