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Title: DOWNFALL (2015)
Post by: Grim on 06 Nov 2014, 11:38
 

DOWNFALL

       
There is nothing Joe wouldn't do for his wife.

But as they try to save their marriage with a romantic getaway, things go from bad to worse, and from worse... to insanity.

In this tale of love, madness and murder  Joe will prove what kind of man he is.

But what kind of man is he exactly? A loving husband? A cold realist? A bitter skeptic? An asshole?

That is something YOU will decide, as you join him on his journey for redemption.

[embed=720,540]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuFTmQF80xc[/embed]

[embed=720,540]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=as_swKr2xLM[/embed]




"It's a remake of my first commercial game from 2009 made in a style of The Cat Lady. I've kept the core concept of the original and turned it into a very different beast. The game's hotel Quiet Haven has remained mostly unchanged in its layout and some backgrounds are reminiscent of the old Downfall's, but some also have been completely changed to fit the new style of the game.

 

I'm also working closely with AGS forum member Yeppoh who's in charge of character art and animation. He is AMAZING and I love what he's produced so far!


(http://i.imgur.com/QKhdtN3.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Y3d8b8o.jpg)

TEAM:

WRITING, CODING, BACKGROUND & ADDITIONAL ART: GRIM
ANIMATION: YEPPOH
MUSIC: MICAMIC (+guests)
HOTEL PAINTINGS ART: DYSPHORIA WEAVER
PRODUCTION/PUBLISHING: MODS/SCREEN7

And I will add out voice acting stars as we go. So far we've got:
JOE DAVIS: JESSE GUNN
IVY DAVIS : ISA AND


http://www.screen7.co.uk/ads/TheCatLady.swf


Title: Re: DOWNFALL
Post by: NickyNyce on 06 Nov 2014, 12:07
Great video! This looks like another thriller. Looking forward to the insanity!

Title: Re: DOWNFALL
Post by: AprilSkies on 06 Nov 2014, 12:15
Great video.
Yeppoh's sprites are amazing!
Title: Re: DOWNFALL
Post by: Mandle on 06 Nov 2014, 14:19
The original was great and this remake looks even greater!!! Count me in!!!
Title: Re: DOWNFALL
Post by: Lasca on 06 Nov 2014, 14:29
Looks really nice!
Title: Re: DOWNFALL
Post by: Frodo on 06 Nov 2014, 19:09
Looks amazing!  :cheesy:

I loved the original, and I'm really looking forward to this version, as well.  :grin:
Title: Re: DOWNFALL
Post by: Yeppoh on 06 Nov 2014, 22:20
I had a field trip doing the animations and the character designs. And more is on their way.

It's nice to see how the game is shaping up.
Title: Re: DOWNFALL
Post by: Crimson Wizard on 06 Nov 2014, 22:50
I see new "Downfall" will be less crazy colored, more in "Cat Lady" style :). Looking forward to it.
Title: Re: DOWNFALL
Post by: Midian Design on 07 Nov 2014, 08:22
Excellent! :) And great video!
Title: Re: DOWNFALL
Post by: arj0n on 07 Nov 2014, 09:52
Awesome Remi!
Title: Re: DOWNFALL
Post by: Dualnames on 07 Nov 2014, 13:24
Glad to see you're working on this! Best of luck!
Title: Re: DOWNFALL
Post by: Crimson Wizard on 07 Nov 2014, 13:38
BTW, you may want to add duplicating shotguns as an easter egg :D.
Title: Re: DOWNFALL
Post by: Adeel on 07 Nov 2014, 14:03
I played the original Downfall and I loved it. Though I wasn't scared or crept out, the game actually made me think about its story for a while (after I had finished playing it). The subject of depression is quite delicate and to make a game on such subject without getting depressed yourself is impressive, imho.

I won't deny. I was expecting the cinema to be more...accessible :) . Needless to say, I'm quite pleased that it will be there in the new version

BTW, you may want to add duplicating shotguns as an easter egg :D.

Haha, indeed. :-D
Title: Re: DOWNFALL
Post by: Surdy on 07 Nov 2014, 14:29
Impressive work as always, Rem.:shocked:

Many references you've got.:grin:

I hope I would work with you & Screen7 for a french translation, if you like;)

Remember me all these magical (and gruesome) stuff when I've played the 2009-old version. Good old memories.(laugh)

Thanks!
Title: Re: DOWNFALL
Post by: Takyon on 15 Nov 2014, 23:51
I loved Downfall--the artwork especially. I remember you saying you coded most of it whilst working in a mental institute. Great back story. I look forward to this remake.
Title: Re: DOWNFALL (2015)
Post by: micamic on 25 Dec 2014, 21:42

Lost between floors (https://soundcloud.com/micamic/lost-between-floors)

Ivy's delusion (https://soundcloud.com/micamic/ivys-delusion)


Title: Re: DOWNFALL (2015)
Post by: Thegolddiger on 02 Feb 2015, 18:04
Is the story going to be the same as in the original game?
Title: Re: DOWNFALL (2015)
Post by: on 04 Feb 2015, 14:37
Is the story going to be the same as in the original game?

From what I've been told - not entirely. Playing the original Downfall will have very little bearing on playing the new one. Themes may be the same but you may not experience the same "story" per se. Hopefully Grim can confirm/deny this but he's still moving house/settling in at the mo :)
Title: Re: DOWNFALL (2015)
Post by: Crimson Wizard on 04 Feb 2015, 14:47
Where do I sign up for Alpha/Beta test? :)
Title: Re: DOWNFALL (2015)
Post by: Dualnames on 04 Feb 2015, 23:44
I respect Grim lots, and he knows it. So I'm not hijacking this topic with this, I can't wait to see how Downfall looks with the Cat Lady Cut.

"A loving husband? A cold realist? A bitter skeptic? An asshole?"
Didn't that escalate a bit quickly? :grin:
Title: Re: DOWNFALL (2015)
Post by: DarkestCrow on 15 Feb 2015, 00:43
Have you thought about Android or iOS version?
I realy miss your adventures on this platform :sad:
Title: Re: DOWNFALL (2015)
Post by: Grim on 15 Feb 2015, 13:29
DarkestCrow: The handful of games I've played on those devices I truly hated... For me, tablets represent the death of gaming. So, to answer your question - I did think about it briefly, it probably does make perfect sense in terms of sales and such... but even though there are some adventure fans who would welcome good old-school games on those platforms, most people only want to play angry birds. And I hate angry birds.
Title: Re: DOWNFALL (2015)
Post by: DarkestCrow on 15 Feb 2015, 19:04
Thank you for answer :)

You are right, sadly, lots of gamers are not much interest about games based on strong story and serious atmosphere,
I am glad for emulators like ScummVM or unofficial AGS launcher, where I can play something more serious (like your original Downfall)
than tuns of "hidden object" or freemium trash. :sad:
Title: Re: DOWNFALL (2015)
Post by: Cridone on 19 Mar 2015, 02:25
The teaser trailer on the front page appears to be broken, it displays 'PLAY ALL' when I load the page and when I try to play the video this happens.

http://i.imgur.com/loYYbgJ.png
(image changed to link by Darth)

I've already seen the video, I'm just wondering if it's broken for anyone else.
Title: Re: DOWNFALL (2015)
Post by: Grim on 19 Mar 2015, 07:44
Thanks for noticing, I fixed it;)
Title: Re: DOWNFALL (2015)
Post by: Myshkin on 24 Mar 2015, 07:22
Looks fantastic... I haven't played the original Downfall but I loved The Cat Lady, so another game with a similar style is something I will definitely be looking forward to!
Title: Re: DOWNFALL (2015)
Post by: Cyrus on 25 Mar 2015, 16:57
That's amazing!

Will the twist ending be exactly the same, or somehow altered?
Title: Re: DOWNFALL (2015)
Post by: Grim on 26 Mar 2015, 08:04

Will the twist ending be exactly the same, or somehow altered?

It wouldn't be a twist if I told you! :P
Title: Re: DOWNFALL (2015)
Post by: JoelMayer on 02 May 2015, 23:39
This has probably been asked a lot already, but is it hard to set up these kind of sidescrolling mechanics in AGS? I would love to do a Game like this as well...

Looks great btw! Big fan!
Title: Re: DOWNFALL (2015)
Post by: Grim on 04 May 2015, 10:40
dragontoad: Use Ali's SmoothScrolling & Parallax module. Highly recommended;)

Also, new screenshot:

(http://i.imgur.com/5fswvF3.png)
Title: Re: DOWNFALL (2015)
Post by: JoelMayer on 04 May 2015, 11:32
Thanks Grim! I'll look into that. Gosh looks really awesome! I like the Character Designs. May i ask what your animator is using as a software? I'm guessing something like After Effects :)
Title: Re: DOWNFALL (2015)
Post by: Grim on 04 May 2015, 12:33
I like the Character Designs. May i ask what your animator is using as a software? I'm guessing something like After Effects :)

You're guessing right - After Effects;) That guy is amazing and brilliant to work with:)
Title: Re: DOWNFALL (2015)
Post by: Crimson Wizard on 04 May 2015, 16:22
This has probably been asked a lot already, but is it hard to set up these kind of sidescrolling mechanics in AGS? I would love to do a Game like this as well...
dragontoad: Use Ali's SmoothScrolling & Parallax module. Highly recommended;)
The link: http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=33142.0
Title: Re: DOWNFALL (2015)
Post by: Cridone on 06 May 2015, 03:11
First thing I noticed is those weird egg/finger things in the background, then I noticed how small that woman is compared to Joe towering over her. Good work!
Title: Re: DOWNFALL (2015)
Post by: Yeppoh on 06 May 2015, 21:38
... That guy is amazing and brilliant to work with:)

And pretty handsome too! o3o

More seriously though. As Grim said, I mostly do the animations in After Effects. If all goes well for this year's edition of AdventureX, I might do a panel presentation on some of my animation techniques I used for this game. But I'm not making any promises yet. =D
Title: Re: DOWNFALL (2015)
Post by: MufasaRKG on 11 May 2015, 18:19
A remake or further into the story? The one I have now was awesome. Reminded me little like silent hill based on the thrill but in small doses. What had made me download this a few months back was the search of horror elements in adventure games.

-m
Title: Re: DOWNFALL (2015)
Post by: SilverSpook on 11 May 2015, 20:06
I'm late to the party but mind=blown!  The video reminds me of David Firth material (Fat-Pie.com)  Uber creepy!
Title: Re: DOWNFALL (2015)
Post by: Grim on 12 May 2015, 07:21
I'm late to the party but mind=blown!  The video reminds me of David Firth material (Fat-Pie.com)  Uber creepy!

David Firth did voices for two of the characters in The Cat Lady. I'd love to work with him again!;)
Title: Re: DOWNFALL (2015)
Post by: SilverSpook on 12 May 2015, 10:00
That sure does 'splain a lot then!
Title: Re: DOWNFALL (2015)
Post by: Cridone on 14 May 2015, 03:30
David Firth did voices for two of the characters in The Cat Lady. I'd love to work with him again!;)
He could be the Axe Murderer, perhaps? :wink:
Title: Re: DOWNFALL (2015)
Post by: Grim on 14 May 2015, 08:21
There's certainly no shortage of roles in my games for a guy of his caliber! ;) Pretty much everyone is a creepy psychopath haha;)
Title: Re: DOWNFALL (2015)
Post by: Delacroix on 18 May 2015, 22:21
Loved the original Downfall, loved Cat Lady. Already love this. If it hits Steam, my library will love it too. Frankly, the level of personal drama in Downfall is what made me play it and to think I'd relive it again in this new package - I'm sold.
Title: Re: DOWNFALL (2015)
Post by: qptain Nemo on 18 May 2015, 22:37
I don't want to be a negative Nancy, but... I liked Downfall and I liked The Cat Lady much more, so... personally I'd much rather see a completely new work by you. Is this remake worth playing for someone who doesn't really want to play Downfall again, is it different enough? Regardless, I respect you as an author and wish you the best with this project.
Title: Re: DOWNFALL (2015)
Post by: Cridone on 19 May 2015, 23:56
The main reason I'm excited for this game is because with Rem's improved story-writing it'll probably tell Joe's story in a much more improved manner, especially with voice acting and a graphic style similar to The Cat Lady. May just be me though.
Title: Re: DOWNFALL (2015)
Post by: Grim on 20 May 2015, 07:32
I don't want to be a negative Nancy, but... I liked Downfall and I liked The Cat Lady much more, so... personally I'd much rather see a completely new work by you. Is this remake worth playing for someone who doesn't really want to play Downfall again, is it different enough? Regardless, I respect you as an author and wish you the best with this project.

It's very different. I'm not a fan of all these HD remakes, haven't even played the new Grim Fandango, even though it's one of my favourite games ever... But this is all written from the ground up. The stuff I didn't like is gone, replaced with... different stuff;) And for people who played the original Downfall this will be quite an interesting experience. I would never make a game I wouldn't want to play myself. And with this one... I'm pretty confident it will be my best one yet;)
Title: Re: DOWNFALL (2015)
Post by: qptain Nemo on 20 May 2015, 13:35
Fair enough. Consider me sold, I suppose. :)
(I wouldn't name it exactly the same if that's the case but yeah, it's your game. I'd radically update already released games if I saw fit though, so I guess this opinion isn't worth much.)
Title: Re: DOWNFALL (2015)
Post by: on 02 Dec 2015, 14:23
A new teaser trailer of the hype variety (contains violence)

followed by thumbnails of Hitler (roll)

The first full trailer & an exclusive look at the game with mr R. Michalski at AdventureX ;)

[embed=720,540]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuFTmQF80xc[/embed]
Title: Re: DOWNFALL (2015)
Post by: on 16 Jan 2016, 20:25
BUMP that thread like you're some kinda fart-igrade!

2 new trailers, short one and a long one (which contains one use of the F word..)

[embed=720,540]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPVEfZC8GXk[/embed]

[embed=720,540]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkFfFS4bzB4[/embed]

Release expected on or as close as distributorly-possible, 14th Feb. Back in a few days with some pre-order options!

Title: Re: DOWNFALL (2015)
Post by: on 28 Jan 2016, 01:31
Demo... arguably just a promo ;) is now available, from AGS db first of course*!

http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/2009/

Let me know if you encounter problems running it or starting it up, or if it runs slowly tell me about your PC specs...that's very helpful thanks! And of course let Rem know what you think...enjoy!

* cos I haven't got my site ready yet....standard
Title: Re: DOWNFALL (2015)
Post by: Slasher on 28 Jan 2016, 07:50
i could watch this as a film as it is (nod)

great work ;)
Title: Re: DOWNFALL (2015)
Post by: NickyNyce on 28 Jan 2016, 11:49
I really enjoyed the original, and this looks 10x better. Great trailer!

I can't wait to see what your twisted mind has done to this classic.
Title: Re: DOWNFALL (2015)
Post by: on 04 Feb 2016, 00:21
Yep, thanks for the comments!

Harvester Games fans can now pre-order Downfall from the new look http://www.Screen7.co.uk website.

I say it like that because you might want to wait til it's on an official channel, as I am new to all the Humble workings (though they seem pretty straightforward) :P

You can also see that it's coming soon on Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/364390

Still looking good for a Valentine's 14th date where we can, and 15th where we can't.

(http://i66.tinypic.com/2iv1dev.png)
Title: Re: DOWNFALL (2015)
Post by: on 14 Feb 2016, 18:55
It's out! If you pre-ordered via Humble widget then check your activation page for your stuff now! If not, you can buy it right away at http://www.Screen7.co.uk

Steam version will be live tomorrow (Monday 15th) and it will be available on GOG in the coming days.

Happy valentines...or not...

(http://i63.tinypic.com/2l9qec2.jpg)

(I will make a completed games thread tomorrow)