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Title: Castle Dornstein - Digital Mosaic Games (DEMO on STEAM!)
Post by: Thanyx on 05 Jun 2020, 10:08
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Digital Mosaic Games, the creators of Metaphobia are working on Castle Dornstein, an upcoming retro point and click adventure which draws inspiration from '90s adventure game classics as well as traditional gothic literature.

DEMO ON STEAM: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1595390/Castle_Dornstein/

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Trailer Credits
Voice Acting by Edwyn Tiong
Written by David Brocek and Steven Avigliano
Animation by Daragh Carroll
Sound Design and Music by Daniel Kobylarz

Digital Mosaic Games
Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for more updates
Twitter : https://twitter.com/Digital_Mosaic1
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/DigitalMosaicGames

TEAM:
Story: David Brocek
Dialogs, Puzzles: David Brocek - Steven Avigliano
Art and Animations: Daragh Carroll - David Brocek
Scripting: Vincent Cortese
Music, SFX, Voice Over Engineering: Daniel Kobylarz


Release Date : TBD

Progress
Story: 90%
Writing: 60%
Coding: 10%
Graphics: 50%
Music & SFX: 70%
Title: Re: Castle Dornstein - Digital Mosaic Games
Post by: TGames on 05 Jun 2020, 19:22
I loved Metaphobia so I have no doubt that this game will be great
Title: Re: Castle Dornstein - Digital Mosaic Games
Post by: Darth Mandarb on 05 Jun 2020, 21:12
Looks interesting! Please include 2 (in-game) screenshots in the original post please.
Title: Re: Castle Dornstein - Digital Mosaic Games
Post by: Durq on 07 Jun 2020, 00:32
Very intrigued!
Title: Re: Castle Dornstein - Digital Mosaic Games
Post by: lanchong on 07 Jun 2020, 07:06
I love retro games. The trailer is great.
Title: Re: Castle Dornstein - Digital Mosaic Games
Post by: Pogwizd on 07 Jun 2020, 11:47
Having enjoyed Metaphobia, I am really looking forward to your next game. Is it going to be a commercial release?
Title: Re: Castle Dornstein - Digital Mosaic Games
Post by: BarbWire on 07 Jun 2020, 14:27

Looks like this is gonna be a bumper year for Retro games.

I have high hopes for Castle Dornstein.

The more the merrier, I say.
Title: Re: Castle Dornstein - Digital Mosaic Games
Post by: SarahLiz on 25 Jun 2020, 21:51
There are no words to describe how excited I am to see & play this game.  I’m playing Metaphobia for the second time as we speak, in fact.  You make really amazing games.  Anything retro-90’s inspired is right up my alley too! 

Looking forward to seeing any updates too...love the trailer!  Very mysterious.   :cool:
Title: Re: Castle Dornstein - Digital Mosaic Games
Post by: Thanyx on 03 Aug 2020, 19:19
We have been moving towards increasing Castle Dornstein's native resolution! Here is the game's lead protagonist, Hemlock's portrait. On the left is the new high res portrait while the original, low res version is on the right. Stay tuned! Art by Daragh Carroll

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Title: Re: Castle Dornstein - Digital Mosaic Games
Post by: BarbWire on 04 Aug 2020, 14:32

Hi Thanyx

If I had to make a choice between High and low res graphics for castle Dornstein,
my vote would go to low res. This artwork is far more in keeping with Retro gaming.

Also in low res your protagonist, Hemlock, has much more character. In high res he
is just er...um...egg shaped.  :smiley:

Please keep the Retro feel and tell Daragh to keep up the good work.

 
Title: Re: Castle Dornstein - Digital Mosaic Games
Post by: Creamy on 08 Aug 2020, 15:09
Unlike Barbwire, I like the high res portrait better.

Upgrading every asset to this resolution is no small task though.
Title: Re: Castle Dornstein - Digital Mosaic Games
Post by: SarahLiz on 12 Aug 2020, 15:40
I like them both...I can see BarbWire's point about having a lot of character with low-res, but the high-res is really nice too.  I say stay with whichever form you wish to create, because it's going to be amazing to see & experience either way.
Title: Re: Castle Dornstein - Digital Mosaic Games
Post by: Thanyx on 13 Aug 2020, 10:47
Thank you all for your feedback!

@BarbWire - I understand what you mean, but this is the ambiguity of choice, when some people like the low res and others like high res. So we basically just chose what we personally thought would fit better.
Anyway, the low res will be still present, we only went for high res for portraits and ambient details in the world. The rest of the graphics will stay low. It is a similar effect used in other games, for example Kathy Rain, where you see low res backgrounds and characters, but the portraits look like hand-painted high res pictures. So don't worry, the game will still be very much 90's retro adventure :)
Title: Re: Castle Dornstein - Digital Mosaic Games
Post by: Matti on 13 Aug 2020, 11:23
It is a similar effect used in other games, for example Kathy Rain, where you see low res backgrounds and characters, but the portraits look like hand-painted high res pictures.

There's no mixed resolution in Kathy Rain though. The portraits are indeed hand-painted, just like the backgrounds. Only the characters are pixel-art, but the resolution is the same.
Title: Re: Castle Dornstein - Digital Mosaic Games
Post by: BarbWire on 13 Aug 2020, 15:22

Hi Thanyx

I'm sure the game will not disappoint.

High res, low res, or a mixture of the two is fine
with me.  :) I know exactly what you mean.

The main thing is a story that really engages the
player and leaves them wanting more.

Best of luck to the team, with this project.
Title: Re: Castle Dornstein - Digital Mosaic Games
Post by: Thanyx on 21 Oct 2020, 17:09
Hello guys!

Check out our new trailer and stay tuned for more updates.

Follow us on:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Digital_Mosaic1
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DigitalMosaicGames

Title: Re: Castle Dornstein - Digital Mosaic Games (NEW TEASER)
Post by: Athanor on 23 Oct 2020, 09:17
Wow, that looks great - especially the pseudo-3D scrolling effect is sensational!
Title: Re: Castle Dornstein - Digital Mosaic Games (NEW TEASER)
Post by: SarahLiz on 25 Oct 2020, 16:18
Ooooo...this looks perfectly gloomy/creepy/mysterious, and I am loving it!!
Title: Re: Castle Dornstein - Digital Mosaic Games (NEW TEASER)
Post by: Jojo_the_monkey on 28 Oct 2020, 18:36
Congratulations on your new trailer!! I am looking forward for more contents of your game.
Title: Re: Castle Dornstein - Digital Mosaic Games (NEW TEASER)
Post by: shaun9991 on 31 Oct 2020, 15:58
Hyped for this, looking great chaps :)
Title: Re: Castle Dornstein - Digital Mosaic Games (NEW TEASER)
Post by: Thanyx on 24 Mar 2021, 15:15
HELLO GUYS!

Big News - We’re launching a new devlog video series called “Brick by Brick” to give you a behind-the-scenes look at how Castle Dornstein is being made! In this episode, meet the DMG team.

Title: Re: Castle Dornstein - Digital Mosaic Games (NEW TEASER)
Post by: Thanyx on 28 May 2021, 13:40
In this week’s installment of our devlog series “Brick by Brick,” join lead artist Daragh Carroll as he designs a character and explains his creative process!

Title: Re: Castle Dornstein - Digital Mosaic Games (WISHLIST ON STEAM!)
Post by: Thanyx on 29 Aug 2021, 14:57
Hello Fellow AGSers,

Castle Dornstein's Steam page is alive! You can wishlist now :)

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1595390/Castle_Dornstein
Title: Re: Castle Dornstein - Digital Mosaic Games (DEMO ON STEAM!)
Post by: Thanyx on 17 Sep 2021, 14:09
Hello friends!

We just released the DEMO on Steam, please feel free to try it out and let us know what you think!

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1595390/Castle_Dornstein/
Title: Re: Castle Dornstein - Digital Mosaic Games (DEMO on STEAM!)
Post by: SarahLiz on 21 Sep 2021, 22:58
Woo hoo!  I just finished playing it.  It's looking really good!  I'm liking all of the characters, (although by the end, I don't trust a one of 'em), and starting to get into the story.  My only teeeeeeeeny criticism is that the main character walks a bit slow.  Not a big deal in this demo, but if he has any large amounts of walking to do during the rest of the game, it might get a little annoying.  But just a little.  Otherwise, I'm loving it so far! 
Title: Re: Castle Dornstein - Digital Mosaic Games (DEMO on STEAM!)
Post by: Dkobylarz on 22 Sep 2021, 18:03
Woo hoo!  I just finished playing it.  It's looking really good!  I'm liking all of the characters, (although by the end, I don't trust a one of 'em), and starting to get into the story.  My only teeeeeeeeny criticism is that the main character walks a bit slow.  Not a big deal in this demo, but if he has any large amounts of walking to do during the rest of the game, it might get a little annoying.  But just a little.  Otherwise, I'm loving it so far! 

This is great feedback, we will certainly be taking it into account for the main game. Thank you so much!