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Title: Zniw Adventure
Post by: CrashPL on 06 Nov 2020, 21:43
After all these years (and 15 pages of GiP thread), me and Twarda are more than happy to announce our dinosaur game has finally landed on Steam!

(https://i.imgur.com/r1J4Dcq.png) (https://store.steampowered.com/app/904750/Zniw_Adventure/)

>>> STEAM LINK <<< (https://store.steampowered.com/app/904750/Zniw_Adventure/)



(https://i.imgur.com/4ZFXI6Y.gif)

Her mother's hatchday is just around the corner and Zniw is trying to find the ultimate gift. This young yellow
female dinosaur is armed with a sharp tongue and knowledge from books, but lacking in navigational skills.
As unfortunate events unfold, Zniw ends up far from her hometown of Wajapulka. While desperately trying
to find her way back home, she stumbles in on a major problem in the neighboring village...

Will you help Zniw on her journey?


(https://i.imgur.com/aPUtdEw.gif)


* 4:3, 640x480 oldschool, hand-drawn and animated visuals with a comicbook vibe
* over 5 minutes of Saturday morning cartoon-like cutscene segments
* an acoustic soundtrack, done by our guitar virtuoso, Problem! (https://twitter.com/probdenis)
* over 20 different dinosaurs and prehistoric creatures to meet and learn more about
* several locations to explore, including forests, caves, riverbanks, villages...
* optional bonus content, including unlockable encyclopedia, concept artworks, minigames and more!

(https://i.imgur.com/ET5dXoT.png)

Many thanks to all the good folks of the AGS community, that replied in the GiP topic over the years, helped me on tech channel at Discord when my AGS IDE decided to throw a tantrum, and otherwise supported us in any way or form. You all rule!
Title: Re: Zniw Adventure
Post by: Click'd on 06 Nov 2020, 22:14
Just to make sure: Steam only, no itch.io or GoG or...?
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Post by: Cassiebsg on 06 Nov 2020, 22:47
Congrats at reaching the first end of the project!  (nod)
Hope it sells good (it should!).
Title: Re: Zniw Adventure
Post by: Stupot on 07 Nov 2020, 02:57
So glad to see this released. It’s such a cute game. Congratulations and best of luck 🤞
Title: Re: Zniw Adventure
Post by: Frodo on 07 Nov 2020, 04:06
Just to make sure: Steam only, no itch.io or GoG or...?

+1 for a DRM-free release on itch.io, Direct Download, or GOG.   :smiley:
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Post by: MiteWiseacreLives! on 07 Nov 2020, 05:49
Congrats Bud!
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Post by: ukz530 on 07 Nov 2020, 05:51
Congrats on the release!  :)
Title: Re: Zniw Adventure
Post by: milkanannan on 07 Nov 2020, 06:33
Totally picking up a copy of this. Congrats on the release!
Title: Re: Zniw Adventure
Post by: Blondbraid on 07 Nov 2020, 12:21
Congratulations on the release! It's great to see a game I've seen in production for so long finally be released!
Title: Re: Zniw Adventure
Post by: Cassiebsg on 07 Nov 2020, 13:13
Oh, and don't forget to add it to the DB, you can't sweep all the AGS awards if you don't put your game there.  (laugh)  ;)
Title: Re: Zniw Adventure
Post by: Kastchey on 07 Nov 2020, 16:15
Looks fantastic, congrats on the release! :)
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Post by: Danvzare on 07 Nov 2020, 16:35
Congratulations on the release!  :-D
Title: Re: Zniw Adventure
Post by: CaptainD on 07 Nov 2020, 19:14
HUUUUUUGE congratulations on the release!!  :cheesy:
Title: Re: Zniw Adventure
Post by: CrashPL on 08 Nov 2020, 10:35
Thank you so much, everyone! Yeah, it's definitely been a crazy ride, but I'm so glad we managed to survive 'till the very end...

Just to make sure: Steam only, no itch.io or GoG or...?

Steam at the moment, but I'm working on it! Currently waiting for GoG to (hopefully!) reply...

Oh, and don't forget to add it to the DB, you can't sweep all the AGS awards if you don't put your game there.  (laugh)  ;)

Right! The new page is up (https://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/2488-zniw-adventure/). :D

Title: Re: Zniw Adventure
Post by: Khris on 08 Nov 2020, 15:26
Have been waiting for this, congratulations on the release!

Edit:
The production value of this game is simply amazing. Go buy this!
Title: Re: Zniw Adventure
Post by: Hobo on 08 Nov 2020, 19:11
Congrats! I remember playing the demo about 5 years ago and was very impressed already back then, it's awesome to see the full game finally released.
I wish you all a myriad of satisfied players and lots of positive feedback.
Title: Re: Zniw Adventure
Post by: Pogwizd on 09 Nov 2020, 09:40
Congrats on the release! I’ve never commented on your game before, but truly admire your persistence and hard work. Especially given how much time and effort the game must have cost you to develop it! :)
Title: Re: Zniw Adventure
Post by: Sslaxx on 09 Nov 2020, 22:05
Where do you
Spoiler: ShowHide
find the dry leaves?
Title: Re: Zniw Adventure
Post by: CrashPL on 11 Nov 2020, 14:54
I think that's a question for the hints and tips thread. :D
Spoiler: ShowHide
They're in the fresh air cavern, to the far right. Unless you already picked them up and dropped them somewhere else.


And thanks so much, everyone! Yeah, the last couple of days have been extra crazy and busy for me (who said everything's over the moment your game is released, huh?), but man, we're absolutely floored by the amount of positive feedback we've received so far!
Title: Re: Zniw Adventure
Post by: Sinitrena on 11 Nov 2020, 17:11
Just to make sure: Steam only, no itch.io or GoG or...?

Steam at the moment, but I'm working on it! Currently waiting for GoG to (hopefully!) reply...


Congratulations on the release.
I'm eagerly waiting for a gog version, then. I hope you get an answer soon.
Title: Re: Zniw Adventure
Post by: CaptainD on 16 Nov 2020, 11:29
I just have to pop into the thread again to say what a lovely game this is!!  Thoroughly enjoying playing it with my kids.  The animation, puzzles and music are all wonderful - huge congratulations to Karolina, Lukasz and Denis!

As for my kids... I am not allowed to play the game without them, but APPARENTLY (I found out by chance) they are allowed to play it without me!!  (laugh)
Title: Re: Zniw Adventure
Post by: Cassiebsg on 16 Nov 2020, 16:28
It's nice to know where you are in the household hierarchic...  (laugh)
Title: Re: Zniw Adventure
Post by: Click'd on 03 Dec 2020, 03:28
I gave up playing it. If you ever make another game please don't listen to elitists who want their games to be hard and think that giving hints is for losers.

Also, the inventory limit sucks. Oh, the solution to this puzzle might be item X you dropped all the way across town because you thought something else was more important to carry around? Too bad, slowly walk back there to grab it.
Title: Re: Zniw Adventure
Post by: CrashPL on 13 Jan 2021, 10:57
I don't quite understand? :) There's plenty of hints scattered through the game, and the 'story so far' widget explicitly tells you what to do next. Many players have actually considered ZA to be very easy compared to other adventure titles.
Sorry you didn't like the limited inventory thing too - it was a design choice from the very beginning. Starting from 1.0.4 we actually patched it a little bit, with some items being removed or shuffled around, so it wouldn't be that much of a hassle anymore.

And speaking of updates, totally forgot to post it here - 1.1.0 features a nice little surprise for everyone, as we added a colourful, 41-pages long manual, featuring some unique artworks!

(https://i.imgur.com/SeEtLxd.jpg)

And finally I gotta say - the last two post-release months were pretty crazy for the both of us (sorry I wasn't very active here!), but man, we absolutely didn't expect to receive so much love and support. Thanks so much for everyone who gave our game a chance!  (nod)

(https://i.imgur.com/S1nZXJ6.jpg)

(full view available here) (https://twitter.com/KurasiuPL/status/1346899460840947712/photo/1)

Title: Re: Zniw Adventure
Post by: Monsieur OUXX on 14 Jan 2021, 16:57
The inventory limit is a questionable choice indeed. It works in this game (to a certain extent) but I'd suggest maybe thinking twice in the next game.
Title: Re: Zniw Adventure
Post by: splat44 on 27 Jan 2021, 02:01
I completed game even with inventory limit but we just have to remember where dropped some items, perhaps making dropped ones slightly bigger?

The inventory limit is a questionable choice indeed. It works in this game (to a certain extent) but I'd suggest maybe thinking twice in the next game.
Title: Re: Zniw Adventure
Post by: heltenjon on 31 Jan 2021, 21:28
I am currently playing this and loving every minute. Excellent game so far. I'm looking forward to introducing my kids to this great world.
Title: Re: Zniw Adventure
Post by: CrashPL on 10 Feb 2021, 10:41
Hey, thanks so much for the kind words! :D

In other news, you can vote on Zniw Adventure, or many other excellent adventure games, in Adventure Gamer's 2020 Aggies Awards Reader Choice! (https://adventuregamers.com/articles/view/aggie-awards-readers-choice-poll-2020) If you enjoyed our dinosaur journey, consider dropping a vote! And be sure to nominate the AGS games too!

Additionally, if you like free stuff, head over to Steam to grab the full OST of the game as a free DLC (https://store.steampowered.com/app/1532220/Zniw_Adventure_Soundtrack/) to witness... er, hear the amazing job Problem and Pator did yourself! (warning, the track names might contain a little bit of spoilers, so proceed with caution ;))

(https://i.imgur.com/3Dxr41N.jpg)

Title: Re: Zniw Adventure
Post by: CrashPL on 17 Apr 2021, 23:14
Oh man, I'm absolutely stoked to see our game receive three AGS awards! Thanks so much for everyone who voted for our dino gal, as well as all other nominees and winners! What a great ceremony it was!

As for the upcoming 1.3.0 update... Well, if you followed my tech ramblings on the AGS Discord server, you pretty much know what's coming next. ;)

(https://i.imgur.com/ws7imV5.png)



Title: Re: Zniw Adventure
Post by: Kastchey on 17 Apr 2021, 23:15
Disk 1 of 570  (laugh)
Title: Re: Zniw Adventure
Post by: arj0n on 18 Apr 2021, 00:54
Gratz, CrashPL. Well deserved.
Title: Re: Zniw Adventure
Post by: CrashPL on 17 May 2021, 14:19
Disk 1 of 570  (laugh)

 ;)
Anyway! It took a bit longer than I expected, but the 1.3.0 update hit the Steam this Saturday, along with the promised MacOS version!

(https://i.imgur.com/qaPHsGs.png)
Title: Re: Zniw Adventure
Post by: CrashPL on 24 Aug 2021, 15:46
A new update just dropped? Hah, about time!

If you played Zniw Adventure for more than 30 minutes on Steam, you might want to check your inventory, as the Steam Trading Cards/Items update went live this weekend! Fancy some dinosaurs on your Steam profile background? :-D

(https://i.imgur.com/NaTlx4o.png)
Title: Re: Zniw Adventure
Post by: Cassiebsg on 24 Aug 2021, 17:16
Good job! they look great as usual.

And a good thing they have names... that pink backpack took me a while to figure out what kind of animal it was... a pink panda? a Pikachu?  (laugh) Focus on the backpack, take the tan color and imagine it's the head, then the pockets are closed eyes... and the top, the hair?  (laugh)  (laugh) Oh, and Zniw's arm is the hear.  (roll)
Title: Re: Zniw Adventure
Post by: Eon_Star on 24 Aug 2021, 23:58
Looks great. I can play the demo first.  ;)
Title: Re: Zniw Adventure
Post by: CaptainD on 25 Aug 2021, 09:49
If you played Zniw Adventure for more than 30 minutes on Steam, you might want to check your inventory, as the Steam Trading Cards/Items update went live this weekend! Fancy some dinosaurs on your Steam profile background? :-D

Ah, I did wonder how those had appeared!!  ;-D
Title: Re: Zniw Adventure
Post by: Blondbraid on 25 Aug 2021, 21:47
Aw, they're so cute!  ;-D
Title: Re: Zniw Adventure
Post by: CrashPL on 05 Nov 2021, 17:39
Wow, I can't believe it's been (almost) a year since I pressed that magical green "Release now!" button on Steam.

And since I like to start celebrating early, why not with a sale? That's right - if you still haven't played our pointy clicky dino adventure, now's the best time to do so! Zniw Adventure is available for 20% off on Steam, starting today through the November 8th!

Grab it here! (https://store.steampowered.com/app/904750/Zniw_Adventure/)

(https://i.imgur.com/KfFmMS5.png)
Title: Re: Zniw Adventure
Post by: ToeKnee on 07 Nov 2021, 01:34
Well done!!! You must feel really proud. Animations look fantastic. Can't wait to play. Hope you reap rewards for your time too!!!