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Title: Legend of Hand - coming September 28th 2017!
Post by: shaun9991 on 11 Dec 2014, 14:23
Hey guys!

I'm happy to say that Legend of Hand will be released on September 28th! It will be available on Steam, itch.io and Gamejolt.

You can check out the Steam page here! (http://store.steampowered.com/app/595560/Legend_of_Hand/)

We made a couple of trailers for the game - you can see them here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIh9QqIcSBs) and here. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLb_Us0hT2k)

You can also see a behind the scenes video here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=7D9rzQYG1tQ) which shows some of the fun we had recording some of the vocal effects used in the game!

About the game
Legend of Hand tells the story of a hero on an epic quest to find the mythical Grandmaster Hand, the one man who can restore peace to a troubled world. Inspired by adventure classics, Far-East legends and martial arts beat 'em up games of the 80's and 90's, this point and click adventure will take the player on a unique journey through magical lands.

The Story
Your masters have put their trust in you to find the mythical Grandmaster Hand, an enigmatic figure who disappeared many years ago. He is the one man capable of stopping the gathering unrest that is threatening your world. To find Hand you will need to travel through four mysterious islands, finding clues and challenging their infamous masters - the so-called Fingers of Hand! The masters are experts in martial arts and finding them will be not always be easy.

Your quest will take you on an epic adventure across unique islands and weird worlds where you will meet amazing friends and terrifying foes. So many distractions await but do not forget your aim - find Grandmaster Hand to save your world and its inhabitants!

Can you reunite a troubled world? Can you find the elusive Grandmaster Hand? Your destiny awaits...

Features
- An epic quest spanning many wonderful lands. Expect 10+ hours of gameplay!
- An impressive cast of intriguing, bizarre, amusing and lovable characters. Expect to meet companions who will aid and follow you in your adventures!
- Traditional point and click adventure game elements such as puzzles, inventory system and dialogue interactions.
- Unique hand drawn graphics and animations.
- A turn-based RPG style fighting system that is easy to learn and fun to play. Learn new combat moves, increase your HP and fight enemies.
- Mini games galore!
- Animated cut scenes.
- Original soundtrack reflecting the atmosphere of the special worlds visited by the hero.

Here's some (now somewhat outdated) screenshots.

(http://i68.tinypic.com/5mgznm.png)

(http://s14.postimg.org/oevyb64fl/steammmeramwr.png)

(http://s30.postimg.org/m22qhimsx/screen11.png)

(http://s14.postimg.org/uz7x8zx81/steamscreen9.png)

(http://i68.tinypic.com/30vd3pw.png)


Title: Re: The Legend of Hand - coming 2015
Post by: Fitz on 11 Dec 2014, 18:49
Dude, this looks pretty fleshed out already -- with a simple, but really nice style. Where do you find the time -- not to mention energy?
Title: Re: The Legend of Hand - coming 2015
Post by: Chicky on 11 Dec 2014, 18:59
Aha! This caught my eye at AdventureX, we were stood watching it on one of the screens but I shortly forgot the name :-D

Lovely style with a great choice of colours. Story gives me a Monkey Island vibe too, love it! The backgrounds are really consistent, do you draw them yourself or have an artist on board?
Title: Re: The Legend of Hand - coming 2015
Post by: AprilSkies on 11 Dec 2014, 22:43
I also tryed it a little bit in AdventureX.
I found it soo nice, funny, playable, and sooooooo old school :D
great work guys!
Title: Re: The Legend of Hand - coming 2015
Post by: shaun9991 on 14 Dec 2014, 13:01
Thanks for the nice comments guys :)

Fitz: The time is born out of doing games in lunch break at work... and a few late nights... and the energy is born out of general boredom/despair/passion :) Also, I'm just doing the programming on this one.

Chicky: Glad it caught your eye at AdventureX! So many AGS people there, we should have all had name badges! This game is being written and drawn by my good friend John, who is part of Cloak and Dagger Games. I'm just doing the programming on this one, so it's his brainchild. Hopefully drag him onto the forum one day.

AprilSkies: Was a real pleasure to meet you at AdventureX! Glad you liked it :)

With Mudlarks I did the story (with my wife), programming and other bits and pieces, John did the graphics. A Date in the Park was pretty much a solo game for me, and with this one I'm just doing the programming. I'm currently writing out two more games, at least one of which will come out as Legend of Hand is getting made. I really have caught the AGS bug...

Here's another screen in progress from The Legend of Hand, this is a still from the intro.

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-nUMGZKdPSLc/VIXVD3-AoyI/AAAAAAAAeMM/Lq-WcGRB1UU/s1600/123123213.png)

Title: Re: The Legend of Hand - coming 2015
Post by: CrashPL on 14 Dec 2014, 20:53
An adventure game with RPG elements? Well, you have my attention, Sir. ;) Good luck with the project!
Title: Re: The Legend of Hand - coming 2015
Post by: on 17 Dec 2014, 16:42
Very nice stuff and was interesting to see you taking this direction for this game at AdventureX. Lots of nice detail, I found it surprisingly immersive. Looking forward to more, and thanks for bringing it to the event :)
Title: Re: The Legend of Hand - coming 2015
Post by: Mandle on 18 Dec 2014, 02:15
As a big fan of your games I am looking forward to more news on this one with great anticipation!
Title: Re: The Legend of Hand - coming 2015
Post by: DBoyWheeler on 18 Dec 2014, 02:49
Oh, so it's almost like a martial-arts version of Quest for Glory.

Let's see how this game turns out--looks great so far.
Title: Re: The Legend of Hand - coming 2015
Post by: CaptainD on 19 Dec 2014, 18:06
Gah I forgot to post on this one!

The Legend of Hand looks very, very cool indeed.  8-)
Title: Re: The Legend of Hand - coming 2015
Post by: shaun9991 on 30 Dec 2014, 22:14
Hi guys!

Thanks for the really nice comments, it means a lot :)

Mods: Thanks for having us at AdventureX, it was such a cool experience! Glad you enjoyed the game :)

We've been beavering away as much as possible on the game, things are back into full swing! Working on the second island of the game now. Here's a frame from a sprite animation John was working on today, and a new screenshot!

I also wrote a blog update on our website if anyone wants to have a gander. You can read it here! (http://cadgames.weebly.com/blog)

Title: Re: The Legend of Hand - coming 2015
Post by: Gurok on 30 Dec 2014, 22:35
Hey Shaun, I really love the look of this game. Hope it keeps the cinematic feel with the close ups.
Title: Re: The Legend of Hand - coming 2015
Post by: shaun9991 on 08 Jan 2015, 15:24
Thanks Gurok! Trying to put in as many close ups as we can :)

Here's a pic from the transition sequence between islands

(http://i61.tinypic.com/15xqpmt.png)
Title: Re: The Legend of Hand - coming 2015
Post by: CaptainD on 08 Jan 2015, 17:12
Looks wonderful!  I'm hoping you'll include a karate-based fishing mini-game where you do flying kicks into the water to flush out the fish, then jump onto the raft and leg sweep them into the cooking pot. :grin:
Title: Re: The Legend of Hand - coming 2015
Post by: AnasAbdin on 08 Jan 2015, 19:57
Awesome screenshot :-D really loving the style of this! The gray scale character and the choice of background colors (nod)
Title: Re: Legend of Hand - coming 2015/16
Post by: shaun9991 on 08 Dec 2015, 23:24
Hey guys,

Just a wee heads up, we'll be showing Legend of Hand at Adventure X in London this Saturday - and a demo should be out next week :)

For those who played it last year there is quite a bit of new content, but mostly just a more polished and refined version of what we had then. Progress has been a little slow, but we've got some good momentum now! Hoping to have it all done by this time next year - too many other games to make!!

Hope to see some of you good folk on Saturday!

Shaun
Title: Re: Legend of Hand - coming 2016
Post by: shaun9991 on 03 Mar 2016, 11:43
Hey guys!

We will be putting out a demo for Legend of Hand in a couple of weeks, if any of you would like to help us test it please let us know! Any help would be super appreciated. The demo is probably around one hour of gameplay.

Thanks!
Shaun
Title: Re: Legend of Hand - Demo and Steam Greenlight now live!
Post by: shaun9991 on 20 Mar 2016, 12:38
I've updated the info at the top of this page to reflect where the game is at now! :) Demo and Steam Greenlight now live!
Title: Re: Legend of Hand - Demo and Steam Greenlight now live!
Post by: AprilSkies on 20 Mar 2016, 14:26
Cool. This is going to be awesome.
I love the last screenshot!
Title: Re: Legend of Hand - Demo and Steam Greenlight now live!
Post by: CrashPL on 20 Mar 2016, 16:58
Voted! Keep up the good work and good luck with the Greenlight. :)
Title: Re: Legend of Hand - Demo and Steam Greenlight now live!
Post by: AnasAbdin on 20 Mar 2016, 17:40
I don't think this'll take long :-D Good luck buddy :)
Title: Re: Legend of Hand - Demo and Steam Greenlight now live!
Post by: shaun9991 on 22 Mar 2016, 17:58
Thanks for the nice comments guys, much appreciated :) The Greenlight has been a little slow to start but feedback has been really positive!
Title: Re: Legend of Hand - Demo and Steam Greenlight now live!
Post by: CaptainD on 23 Mar 2016, 17:13
Looking good Shaun!  Hope development goes well.
Title: Re: Legend of Hand - Demo and Steam Greenlight now live!
Post by: shaun9991 on 24 Mar 2016, 18:42
Thanks for the post on Indiegamenews Dave!! :)
Title: Re: Legend of Hand - Demo and Steam Greenlight now live!
Post by: Two Tales on 25 Mar 2016, 20:41
This is looking like fun. Good luck with development.
Update: Just played the demo... it is fun! :smiley:
Spoiler: ShowHide
Just to let you know... at the end of the demo, I clicked on the characters to vote on steam greenlight and got stuck in the demo. It did go to the steam page but I had to CNTRL-ALT-DEL to task manager to exit the demo.
Title: Re: Legend of Hand - Demo and Steam Greenlight now live!
Post by: shaun9991 on 26 Mar 2016, 18:06
Hi Two Tales!

Thanks for playing, glad you liked it :)

Spoiler: ShowHide
I think this is a problem with AGS in general, alt-tabbing and switching to the desktop can be problematic... not sure of a way around it :(
Title: Re: Legend of Hand - Demo and Steam Greenlight now live!
Post by: oareaso on 07 Apr 2016, 17:40
This is Awesome! 8-)  you have my vote!
Title: Re: Legend of Hand - Demo and Steam Greenlight now live!
Post by: shaun9991 on 25 Apr 2016, 14:44
Thanks oareaso! :)

Progress has been going along nicely on the game. The Steam Greenlight campaign has stalled somewhat completely, but we've had lots of nice comments and feedback from the demo. I've tweaked quite a few things, including speeding up the walk cycle of the main character (which in hindsight was ridiculously slow!!). Finally invested in decent video capture software so will be also aiming to improved the rather jittery and underdone trailer we put up as well, it doesn't show off the game as well as it could :O

We've now completely finished the second segment of the game, which is the longest section of the whole game. So it's downhill from here :) Two more islands to go, then I'll be rehauling the turn-based fighting system to make it a bit more dynamic and interesting.

Thanks for your support everyone! I'll post some gifs and updated screenshots tonight too.

Title: Re: Legend of Hand - Demo and Steam Greenlight now live!
Post by: AnasAbdin on 25 Apr 2016, 14:56
Glad to see progress :-D
i can't wait to see the new gifs and screenies. This is one of those games that keep a memory when played at a young age.
Title: Re: Legend of Hand - Demo and Steam Greenlight now live!
Post by: shaun9991 on 25 Apr 2016, 21:27
Thanks Anas :)

Here's a couple of screens from the second island in the game.

(http://images.akamai.steamusercontent.com/ugc/450733824059068952/408AD6F4CF3C5231A6B189808EC09FA5EFC9F08E/)

(http://images.akamai.steamusercontent.com/ugc/458613230080796091/7D60C590A53F7FF5D7BF9DA651EE5ACA1A7DB2D4/)

And a bunch of random tiny gifs :)

(http://i.giphy.com/26AHLo6EO9HhxC2kw.gif/) (http://i.giphy.com/26AHvBr6LkFPtI4Yo.gif/)

(http://i.giphy.com/l3V0zAJiN7WczCwVO.gif/)

Title: Re: Legend of Hand - Demo and Steam Greenlight now live!
Post by: CrashPL on 27 Apr 2016, 19:38
Of all the new stuff, I especially like the gif with the otter. :D He looks so cute, trotting just like that!
Great stuff, Shaun. :) Keep'em coming!
Title: Re: Legend of Hand - Demo and Steam Greenlight now live!
Post by: cat on 29 Jan 2017, 15:31
I just played the demo and enjoyed it! At first, I was a bit sceptic because of the rather sloppy graphic style but you soon get used to it. With the stats screens and pop-ups for tasks/inventory it has a very professional look and feel. The game has a very dynamic feel with characters moving around and rain coming and going.
Title: Re: Legend of Hand - Demo and Steam Greenlight now live!
Post by: Darth Mandarb on 30 Jan 2017, 13:51
Cat accidentally bumped this thread so Shaun9991 if you want to post an update please do so promptly!

Otherwise I'll lock it up until you are ready to post the update!
Title: Re: Legend of Hand - coming late September 2017!
Post by: shaun9991 on 20 Sep 2017, 20:57
Hi guys!

I've updated the original post - Legend of Hand is finally going to be released next week! While the date is not confirmed entirely, it will definitely be out before the end of September.

Thanks for your support!! :)

Shaun
Title: Re: Legend of Hand - coming late September 2017!
Post by: CaptainD on 20 Sep 2017, 21:30
Woo-hoo!!!!

Grats to you and Jon for completing this epic adventure!
Title: Re: Legend of Hand - coming late September 2017!
Post by: Stupot on 20 Sep 2017, 23:49
Nice one. All the best with the release.
Title: Re: Legend of Hand - coming late September 2017!
Post by: eri0o on 21 Sep 2017, 01:10
Woohoo! Saw in your twitter! Nice release Shaun!
Title: Re: Legend of Hand - coming late September 2017!
Post by: Click'd on 21 Sep 2017, 01:40
Interesting graphical style, in a good way.
Title: Re: Legend of Hand - coming late September 2017!
Post by: dactylopus on 21 Sep 2017, 03:22
This game looks really interesting.  I love the unique style and story.  Looking forward to it!
Title: Re: Legend of Hand - coming late September 2017!
Post by: milkanannan on 21 Sep 2017, 04:27
Looking forward to it! Congrats. 8-)
Title: Re: Legend of Hand - coming late September 2017!
Post by: shaun9991 on 21 Sep 2017, 11:51
Thanks all! :)

Can't believe it's almost time! We've been working on and off on it for 3 and a half years! :shocked:
Title: Re: Legend of Hand - coming late September 2017!
Post by: Click'd on 21 Sep 2017, 12:45
Does Steam know the game is coming? Might wanna put up a store page and forum.
Title: Re: Legend of Hand - coming late September 2017!
Post by: shaun9991 on 21 Sep 2017, 13:07
Hey! Yeah everything is set up on Steam, just finalising the description before setting the page public
Title: Re: Legend of Hand - coming late September 2017!
Post by: Hobo on 22 Sep 2017, 18:09
Wow! Already next week? I remember playing the demo last year, but haven't really heard much else about it since then and now it suddenly sneaks up, you should be more agressive with your marketing :) Good luck with the release, I'm definitely going to pick this up at some point.
Title: Re: Legend of Hand - coming late September 2017!
Post by: Gurok on 23 Sep 2017, 14:15
I am probably going to pick this up on itch.io and I don't buy games that often.
I love kung fu movies though, and I think you've knocked this out of the park.
Title: Re: Legend of Hand - coming September 28th 2017!
Post by: shaun9991 on 23 Sep 2017, 23:28
Thanks Gurok and Hobo for the nice comments :)

The Steam page is now live and the game will be released on September 28th! You can check out the Steam page here! (http://store.steampowered.com/app/595560/Legend_of_Hand/)
Title: Re: Legend of Hand - coming September 28th 2017!
Post by: AnasAbdin on 24 Sep 2017, 11:06
Congrats mate ;-D
Been waiting for this moment (laugh)
Title: Re: Legend of Hand - coming September 28th 2017!
Post by: Two Tales on 25 Sep 2017, 18:09
This thread has been very quiet all year. Until this month I was starting to wonder if it had been abandoned. Good news!
Title: Re: Legend of Hand - coming September 28th 2017!
Post by: shaun9991 on 27 Sep 2017, 20:19
Thanks guys! Going to release it in an hour or so! INTENSE NERVOUSNESS!! :)