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Title: Sumatra: Fate of Yandi - coming May 14th!
Post by: shaun9991 on 21 Feb 2017, 13:01
Hi guys,

Our next game Sumatra: Fate of Yandi is coming on May 14th 2019!

You can check out the Steam page here! (https://store.steampowered.com/app/610900/Sumatra_Fate_of_Yandi/)

When it is released it will also be available on itch.io.



Sumatra: Fate of Yandi is a traditional point and click adventure that tells the story of Yandi, a logging worker who gets caught up in a terrible landslide, leaving him lost and alone deep in the jungle. Join him on his quest to find his best friend and coworker Ramdan, and return home to his beloved partner Adiratna.

Complicating things, the regret of recent arguments with Adiratna loom over him. The desire to make amends will drive him forward as he makes his way through vast expanses of unexplored forest and desolate wasteland, where many dangers and secrets will be revealed...

Will Yandi reunite with his friend Ramdan? Will he make it home to his beloved Adiratna? Will he even make it out alive?

(http://cadgames.weebly.com/uploads/1/1/7/5/11750879/20180724201300-1_orig.jpg)    (http://cadgames.weebly.com/uploads/1/1/7/5/11750879/20180724195653-1_orig.jpg)

Features:
- An old-school point and click adventure aesthetic with many puzzles and an intriguing storyline.
- A range of interesting characters to encounter along the way... both human and animal, friend and foe.
- A variety of subtly unfolding mysteries to keep Yandi on his toes.
- A nostalgic style that harks back to the early classics of the genre- with some unique and modern twists.
- Original soundtrack featuring 30 tracks
- Approximately 3-5 hours of gameplay, with a rich and vibrant world to explore.

(http://cadgames.weebly.com/uploads/1/1/7/5/11750879/campsite_orig.png)    (http://cadgames.weebly.com/uploads/1/1/7/5/11750879/20180724201208-1_orig.jpg)

Inspiration?
- Old school point and click adventures from the '80s and '90s.
- The nature and legends of Indonesia.
- The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle.

Thanks for your support!
Shaun
Title: Re: Sumatra
Post by: Mandle on 21 Feb 2017, 13:44
Ahhhhh soooo beautiful! I can see the Pitfall influence and hope there's an arcade sequence tribute!
Title: Re: Sumatra
Post by: Gord10 on 21 Feb 2017, 16:14
I voted it a few days ago when I saw in Facebook. Good luck!

P.S: I'm currently drinking Sumatra coffee.
Title: Re: Sumatra
Post by: AnasAbdin on 22 Feb 2017, 07:48
Voted! Pendek is one of my favorites so this is going to be exponential factors of fun!
Title: Re: Sumatra
Post by: Chicky on 22 Feb 2017, 13:53
Nice to see a GiP thread for this Shaun, I've already voted but I do wish you the best of luck with it!
Title: Re: Sumatra
Post by: Dualnames on 23 Feb 2017, 02:27
Voted as well, best of luck <3
Title: Re: Sumatra
Post by: CrashPL on 23 Feb 2017, 10:14
Voted too! Good luck with the production and Greenlight, Shaun. Really lovin' those graphics and aesthetic!
Title: Re: Sumatra: Fate of Yandi
Post by: shaun9991 on 22 Sep 2018, 17:10
Thank you for the Greenlight votes and lovely comments <3

I'm happy to say the game is coming soon! We now have a Steam page and trailer - the game should be out in a few months! I've updated the original post to reflect all the new details :)

You can check out the Steam page here! (https://store.steampowered.com/app/610900/Sumatra_Fate_of_Yandi/)
Title: Re: Sumatra: Fate of Yandi
Post by: Click'd on 22 Sep 2018, 17:27
You should mention the game length on Steam as well. Not every game has to go on for thirty hours or so, but 3 is rather on the short side.

Also, for some reason Steam thinks your game is similar to Euro Truck Simulator 2.
Title: Re: Sumatra: Fate of Yandi
Post by: Frodo on 22 Sep 2018, 17:46
The game looks great.  :wink:

Any chance of a DRM-free release that doesn't force people to use steam?
Title: Re: Sumatra: Fate of Yandi
Post by: TheFrighter on 22 Sep 2018, 18:11

Inspiration?
Old school point and click adventures from the 80s (eg Kings Quest, Space Quest), Pitfall, Jungle King. Myths and legends of Indonesia.


If I may ask, Shaun...

Spoiler: ShowHide


...any supernatural involved?



_
Title: Re: Sumatra: Fate of Yandi
Post by: selmiak on 23 Sep 2018, 11:38
oh nice. Please also upload to itch :)
Title: Re: Sumatra: Fate of Yandi
Post by: Privateer Puddin' on 23 Sep 2018, 14:33
2-3 hours sounds delightful
Title: Re: Sumatra: Fate of Yandi
Post by: Tigrou on 23 Sep 2018, 17:30
Spoiler: ShowHide
Is still about Homo floresiensis?
Title: Re: Sumatra: Fate of Yandi
Post by: AnasAbdin on 23 Sep 2018, 19:38
I can enjoy a 3 minutes well made game more than a 75495749759458 hours not-well made game.
I haven't played this game yet, but I played and enjoyed all your previous games. So far this one looks like the top.
I can't wait :-D
Title: Re: Sumatra: Fate of Yandi
Post by: shaun9991 on 23 Sep 2018, 22:23
Thanks for the nice comments guys! :)

The game will certainly be available on itch.io and Game Jolt when released.

The playtime is an estimate at this stage - it will only be a bit clearer once the game is closer to completion and a few people have tested it. I would guess 2-3 hours at the quickest if you are a point and click veteran or just want to click through everything, but if people get a little stuck on the puzzles or want to take time to explore everything it could be 5 or 6 hours! Always hard to say with an adventure game as it depends so much on the player. Some people finished Legend of Hand in 5 hours, others in 20! :)

Tigrou: Not telling ;)

TheFrighther: Maybe :wink:

Title: Re: Sumatra: Fate of Yandi
Post by: ManicMatt on 28 Sep 2018, 11:52
2-3 hours playing time is a selling point for me haha. I found it odd they said that, most point and click games are very short by nature.

Anywho, nice pixel asthetic! Looks lovely :)
Title: Re: Sumatra: Fate of Yandi
Post by: SarahLiz on 01 Oct 2018, 22:47
Looks like a very nice adventure game!  I'm looking forward to its release and giving it a go.  It doesn't SEEM (to me, anyway) quite like anything I've seen before, which is really cool.  And if your inspiration comes from classics like KQ and SQ...well then you pretty much "had me at hello".

Sarah

Title: Re: Sumatra: Fate of Yandi
Post by: shaun9991 on 09 Oct 2018, 10:19
Thank you very much for the kind comments :)

Development is chugging along nicely, a huge majority of the graphics are now completed so it's just a case of putting the 2nd half of the game together in AGS
Title: Re: Sumatra: Fate of Yandi
Post by: Two Tales on 11 Oct 2018, 09:07
Looking forward to this. I enjoyed Pendek. The graphics look fun and I love any adventure game set in the jungle.
Title: Re: Sumatra: Fate of Yandi
Post by: OgreVorbis on 12 Dec 2018, 18:23
Hi guys,

Our next game Sumatra: Fate of Yandi is coming soon and now has a Steam page! You can check out the Steam page here! (https://store.steampowered.com/app/610900/Sumatra_Fate_of_Yandi/)

When it is released it will also be available on itch.io and Game Jolt.

What's the story?
You are Yandi, a villager who works for the Pandang Logging Company deep in the Sumatran jungle. Your journey begins when a dramatic accident leaves you stranded and alone in the jungle. You must survive, you must find help - you must escape! But who knows what you might come across in the process?

Inspiration?
Old school point and click adventures from the 80s (eg Kings Quest, Space Quest), Pitfall, Jungle King. Myths and legends of Indonesia.

Wait, this looks a little familiar?
Sumatra: Fate of Yandi is an expanded version of our free game from 2015, Pendek. While Pendek had around 20-30 minutes of gameplay, Sumatra will feature around 2-3 hours of adventuring, with many added situations, plot-lines and characters.

Thanks for your support. Would be interested to hear what you all think :)
Shaun
Just wanted to say that I'm really looking forward to this and have been waiting for a while. What's the timeline look like?
(I played Mudlarks and really loved it and that's why I'm here!)
Title: Re: Sumatra: Fate of Yandi
Post by: eri0o on 15 Dec 2018, 21:13
This game looks so cool! For some reason it reminds me of the Lost Secret of the Rainforest I never played - except the demo that came with some sierra game I played when I was 10yr old...

I like the video on the Steam page! Just wishlisted it! :-D
Title: Re: Sumatra: Fate of Yandi
Post by: shaun9991 on 17 Dec 2018, 14:52
Hi guys,

Our next game Sumatra: Fate of Yandi is coming soon and now has a Steam page! You can check out the Steam page here! (https://store.steampowered.com/app/610900/Sumatra_Fate_of_Yandi/)

When it is released it will also be available on itch.io and Game Jolt.

What's the story?
You are Yandi, a villager who works for the Pandang Logging Company deep in the Sumatran jungle. Your journey begins when a dramatic accident leaves you stranded and alone in the jungle. You must survive, you must find help - you must escape! But who knows what you might come across in the process?

Inspiration?
Old school point and click adventures from the 80s (eg Kings Quest, Space Quest), Pitfall, Jungle King. Myths and legends of Indonesia.

Wait, this looks a little familiar?
Sumatra: Fate of Yandi is an expanded version of our free game from 2015, Pendek. While Pendek had around 20-30 minutes of gameplay, Sumatra will feature around 2-3 hours of adventuring, with many added situations, plot-lines and characters.

Thanks for your support. Would be interested to hear what you all think :)
Shaun
Just wanted to say that I'm really looking forward to this and have been waiting for a while. What's the timeline look like?
(I played Mudlarks and really loved it and that's why I'm here!)


Thanks OgreVorbis!! I'm glad you liked Mudlarks.

We are now looking at hopefully a tentative March 2019 release - the game has ended up quite a lot bigger in scope than earlier intended so the release date has been pushed out a little bit. Development is going well :)

This game looks so cool! For some reason it reminds me of the Lost Secret of the Rainforest I never played - except the demo that came with some sierra game I played when I was 10yr old...

I like the video on the Steam page! Just wishlisted it! :-D

Thanks eri0o!

I never played Lost Secret of the Rainforest (perhaps I did when I was a kid, but I don't remember) but some of the screenshots have definitely been used for inspiration :)

Was lovely to meet you at AdventureX! Future Flashback is looking amaaaaaaaaazing. Coding wizardry.

Title: Re: Sumatra: Fate of Yandi - Testers wanted!
Post by: shaun9991 on 17 Apr 2019, 09:29
Hi all!

The game is now almost finished and we are looking for playtesters to help us iron out any remaining issues or bugs. If you're interested in giving the game a thorough playtest over the next 2 weeks and providing feedback, please do let me know :)

We are aiming for an early/mid-May release on Steam and itch.io!

If you have a Steam account, please help us appease the algorithm gods by adding it to your wishlists (https://store.steampowered.com/app/610900/Sumatra_Fate_of_Yandi/), thanks! :)

Thanks for your support,
Shaun
Cloak and Dagger Games
Title: Re: Sumatra: Fate of Yandi - Testers wanted!
Post by: Cassiebsg on 17 Apr 2019, 10:54
If it' not a "steam only" I would love to play test it.  (nod)
Title: Re: Sumatra: Fate of Yandi - Testers wanted!
Post by: shaun9991 on 17 Apr 2019, 11:05
Thanks Cassie! I can send you a non-Steam version of the build. I'll send you a private message with the details :)
Title: Re: Sumatra: Fate of Yandi - coming May 14th!
Post by: shaun9991 on 07 May 2019, 22:06
Sumatra: Fate of Yandi will be released on May 14th on Steam and itch.io!

We also have a new trailer!



Exciting/nervous times!!!
Title: Re: Sumatra: Fate of Yandi - coming May 14th!
Post by: Vincent on 07 May 2019, 22:38
Exellent, this is looking soooo beautiful and I wish you good luck!  :)

(I played Mudlarks and really loved it and that's why I'm here!)

Same here though "A Date in the Park" it's one of the most beautiful I've ever played!  :)

Title: Re: Sumatra: Fate of Yandi - coming May 14th!
Post by: Laura Hunt on 08 May 2019, 11:48
Big, big fan of Football Game here (A Date In The Park + the DLC was really cool too), so I'm really looking forward to this!
Title: Re: Sumatra: Fate of Yandi - coming May 14th!
Post by: shaun9991 on 09 May 2019, 11:07
Aww thanks glad you enjoyed our games! Hopefully you will like the new one too :)
Title: Re: Sumatra: Fate of Yandi - coming May 14th!
Post by: Athanor on 14 May 2019, 14:18
Today is the day! I'll buy it on itch.io, thank you for providing a DRM-free version! I just loved your earlier games, especially Mudlarks and Legend of Hand. All of your games are very unique in my opinion.
Title: Re: Sumatra: Fate of Yandi - coming May 14th!
Post by: shaun9991 on 14 May 2019, 18:53
Thank you Athanor!! <3
Title: Re: Sumatra: Fate of Yandi - coming May 14th!
Post by: Laura Hunt on 14 May 2019, 19:12
Yesss it's here! I'm getting it on Steam because I don't like having to include all the VAT info that itch.io asks for, however. In any case, congratulations! Time to move this thread to the completed games announcements, I guess  ;)