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Title: Perfect Tides - funded and in production!
Post by: granulac on 19 Feb 2018, 19:23
Hi all, I've been lurking a while accumulating AGS knowledge (thanks for the wealth of it so far!), and I wanted to finally post and show you my game.

Perfect Tides
Perfect Tides is an adventure game in the classic Sierra style about the fun and anguish of being a teen. It's a very personal project for me, and my first game after a decade of working almost exclusively in comics. My little teaser blurb:

Story:
You're trapped on an island. Well… actually, you live there. Your food and socks and family are there. You have a virus-free computer and a 56k modem. And with gorgeous rolling dunes, free-roaming deer and no cars in sight, the landscape is basically paradise.

But it's not all it's cracked up to be. Three seasons out of the year, the island is practically abandoned. And with school going badly on the mainland, sometimes the internet is your only company. Not that you've minded, lately: your online life is taking you to wild new places. You feel acceptance, creative empowerment… and for the first time, something very close to how you imagined love would be.

The seasons carry you mercilessly, from one revelation to another. As summer approaches, the island pulsates with nervous anticipation, and so do you. Your life is about to change in irreversible ways — in undreamed-of directions. You may soon discover what lies beyond the island, and perhaps more mysteriously, in the depths of your own heart. What are you looking to know?


Gameplay example:
(http://perfect-tides.com/goodies/house-exterior.png)

Cutscene example:
(http://perfect-tides.com/goodies/jason-car-hires.png)

Teaser trailer:
https://vimeo.com/251864057

I'm also running a Kickstarter campaign to fund the game. As of today (2/19) there are 8 days left to go, but I'm happy to say the game has already been fully funded and is in production!
http://kickstarter.com/projects/465155699/perfect-tides/

Development Progress:

Story: 70%
Scripting: 50%
Puzzles: 40%
Graphics: 70%
Sound/Music: 10%

Clearly, we are in early days! Expected completion date: December 2019

Team:

I'm Meredith Gran, the writer, director, animator, and (for now) lead programmer on this project. The environments are being drawn by animator Soren Hughes. I expect this team to expand but we're doing it all right now.

Thanks for checking it out! Looking forward to having more updates soon.
Title: Re: Perfect Tides - funded and in production!
Post by: Cassiebsg on 19 Feb 2018, 19:34
This looks awesome!
Good luck with the project.
Title: Re: Perfect Tides - funded and in production!
Post by: LimboJimbo84 on 19 Feb 2018, 20:06
This looks really interesting, I like the feel of the teaser trailer, I got good vibes from it :smiley: best of luck with the project
Title: Re: Perfect Tides - funded and in production!
Post by: SarahLiz on 19 Feb 2018, 22:56
Wow—looks and sounds like a neat (for lack of a better word) game you're working on!  The graphics are my absolute favorite sort—-retro & colorful.  Good luck to you as you progress in making/creating your game, and I REALLY look forward to trying it out.  In fact, I contributed a bit to the Kickstarter, I like the look of it so much.  ;)  Who can forget those crazy, angst-ridden teenage years??

Quick question—-how long do you intend the game to be?  I assume a full-length size, right?

Title: Re: Perfect Tides - funded and in production!
Post by: FireFlower on 20 Feb 2018, 07:56
Looks and sounds interesting. Reminds me a bit of Willy Beamish (and that's a good thing). :)
Title: Re: Perfect Tides - funded and in production!
Post by: IHarvestBrains on 20 Feb 2018, 10:23
It looks very interesting, will definitely play it :D
Title: Re: Perfect Tides - funded and in production!
Post by: CrashPL on 20 Feb 2018, 10:49
I'll certainly keep my eye on this one, looks very promising, with great visuals. :D Best of luck with the production!
Title: Re: Perfect Tides - funded and in production!
Post by: Blondbraid on 20 Feb 2018, 14:26
The screenshots look great!
Title: Re: Perfect Tides - funded and in production!
Post by: dactylopus on 21 Feb 2018, 01:17
The atmosphere here is fantastic.  The music really helps, but overall there is a very nostalgic feeling about the entire thing.  I'll be keeping my eye on this one.
Title: Re: Perfect Tides - funded and in production!
Post by: ThreeOhFour on 21 Feb 2018, 01:37
Fantastic screenshots! :cheesy:
Title: Re: Perfect Tides - funded and in production!
Post by: Privateer Puddin' on 21 Feb 2018, 22:10
Looks great! Backed!
Title: Re: Perfect Tides - funded and in production!
Post by: KyriakosCH on 22 Feb 2018, 07:14
Looks very nice :) If i had money i would support. Good luck with the campaign!
Title: Re: Perfect Tides - funded and in production!
Post by: Andail on 22 Feb 2018, 07:43
Wow, congratulations on a very successful crowd funding campaign!

The game looks cute and original, quite a unique atmosphere :)
Title: Re: Perfect Tides - funded and in production!
Post by: Riaise on 22 Feb 2018, 13:11
This looks really interesting, and the graphics are great! ;-D
Title: Re: Perfect Tides - funded and in production!
Post by: BadLuckBurt on 22 Feb 2018, 15:42
Congratulations, this looks gorgeous and the premise sounds interesting too. The explicit mention of a modem makes me have to ask, will it scream? :P In any case, looking forward to this so best of luck :)
Title: Re: Perfect Tides - funded and in production!
Post by: Pilchard on 22 Feb 2018, 15:44
Wow, congratulations on smashing the Kickstarter target!

I really like the art style, the setting and the concept. Looking forward to seeing it take shape.
Title: Re: Perfect Tides - funded and in production!
Post by: Dave Gilbert on 22 Feb 2018, 17:07
Congrats on the success! Also: it's nice to see another Long-Islander-now-living-in-Brooklyn-who-is-also-making-adventure-games type person. Represent!
Title: Re: Perfect Tides - funded and in production!
Post by: selmiak on 23 Feb 2018, 12:50
Wow, this looks nice! Congrats on the funding! Now have fun producing it :)
Title: Re: Perfect Tides - funded and in production!
Post by: granulac on 09 Sep 2019, 21:55
Thank you all for the kind and supportive replies! It's been over a year (!!!) and I just wanted to post an update. The game is still in production and I just released the first official trailer! It can be viewed here:

https://vimeo.com/357937874

Here's my new completion estimate:

Story: 70%
Scripting: 50%
Puzzles: 40%
Graphics: 70%
Sound/Music: 10%

Things have gone slower than I would've liked (originally slated for 2019) but considering how much non-game time I spend with my 1-year-old son, I can't complain. I just wrapped up the "Summer" story, the 2nd and longest act in the game. On to Fall and Winter - fingers crossed to be playtesting it by this time next year!
Title: Re: Perfect Tides - funded and in production!
Post by: Cassiebsg on 09 Sep 2019, 23:01
Fantastisc!  (nod)
Title: Re: Perfect Tides - funded and in production!
Post by: Miguel R. Fervenza on 11 Sep 2019, 18:43
Great pixel art and animations, and very nice atmosphere.
Title: Re: Perfect Tides - funded and in production!
Post by: granulac on 14 Jul 2020, 20:01
Just wanted to share my latest trailer with you all! The game has been pushed back, but I've been steady at work. ETA 2021.

Thanks always for your feedback!

https://vimeo.com/437156887
Title: Re: Perfect Tides - funded and in production!
Post by: dactylopus on 14 Jul 2020, 23:14
Just wanted to share my latest trailer with you all! The game has been pushed back, but I've been steady at work. ETA 2021.

Thanks always for your feedback!

https://vimeo.com/437156887
That's awesome!  There's a great feel to it, a kind of nostalgia for brief windows of self-discovery in life.  A wonderful mood.  I'm very much looking forward to this one.
Title: Re: Perfect Tides - funded and in production!
Post by: FireFlower on 20 Jul 2020, 11:36
Looks great!