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Title: Aboard the Adventure - Chenke Games [DEMO - Steam/Itch.io]
Post by: Chomba on 22 Sep 2021, 09:34
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The demo is available (permanently) on Steam if you want to give it a try!

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1765670/Aboard_the_Adventure/

And also on Itch.io

https://chenkegames.itch.io/aboardemo (https://chenkegames.itch.io/aboardemo)

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Hello everyone! I'm very happy to finally be able to post my game here. I've been waiting until I had something advanced and sure to be finished to post something.


A little teaser


About Aboard the Adventure


Aboard the adventure is a humorous adventure game ( with ADVENTURE in capital letters!) where you will be part of the daring Captain Quinn's team, with the goal of beating up the sinister Professor Weaver in a race to get several ancient and mysterious artifacts that can change the fate of the world.


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Shamelessly pulp!

Intrigue, tomb robbers, fisticuffs, NINJAS! Get ready for a roller coaster of thrills and action.
Use poison darts, machetes and whatever else you have on hand to work your way through your mission to save the world.


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No man is an island!

You didn't think we were going to leave all the weight on Captain Quinn's shoulders, did you?
Throughout the game you will also control Miguel, the captain's best friend and second in command - out of a crew of two - aboard the SS Adventure. And also Doc: a brilliant academic whose high IQ is only surpassed by her adventurous spirit!


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Fall in love with the characters!

With full voice acting and fun dialogue, you'll have a hard time forgetting the many diverse characters that populate the Aboard of Adventure universe. Besides, it won't all be about throwing punches: you'll also have to overcome your personal conflicts, help others and even solve some heart problems!


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Development of the game is more advanced in some departments than in others (3/4 of the game is already planned and mapped out), but has an estimated release date of February 2023. You'll probably see me a lot in the beginner's technical questions section!

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You can follow the development more on a daily basis on my twitter account: https://twitter.com/ChenkeGames
Although I'll keep updating here with the juiciest things when I have them ready :D

Cheers! I hope you like it!



Title: Re: Aboard of Adventure - Chenke Games / in production
Post by: heltenjon on 22 Sep 2021, 14:08
I like it already!  :-D This looks and sounds really good.
Title: Re: Aboard of Adventure - Chenke Games / in production
Post by: Frodo on 22 Sep 2021, 16:53
The game looks brilliant.   I get a strong Indy Jones & Fate Of Atlantis vibe from it.    :cheesy:

But... only steam?   :sad: :sad: :sad:
Any plans for a DRM-free release, so we're not forced to use the steam client? 
Maybe itch.io, or FireFlower Games?  They're both DRM-free.
Title: Re: Aboard of Adventure - Chenke Games / in production
Post by: TheFrighter on 22 Sep 2021, 17:02

Use poison darts, machetes and whatever else you have on hand to work your way through your mission to save the world.


This means it contains real-time fights?

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Title: Re: Aboard of Adventure - Chenke Games / in production
Post by: Chomba on 22 Sep 2021, 17:50
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I like it already!  :-D This looks and sounds really good.

Thanks! :D

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The game looks brilliant.   I get a strong Indy Jones & Fate Of Atlantis vibe from it
Thematically, yes! it's also set in the same era (1937 or so), in terms of tone I think it's closer to Monkey Island. It's definitely closer spiritually to Lucas arts than it is to Sierra (I love them both, but I find that the game leans more to that side)..
Some say it reminds them of Flight of the amazon queen, although in my opinion FOTAQ is too delirious in comparison to what I aim to achieve.

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But... only steam?   :sad: :sad: :sad:
Any plans for a DRM-free release, so we're not forced to use the steam client?

For now, yes, and it will probably be so during its promotion.
Later on I will look at the issue of taking it to more platforms because the issue of giving options is something that interests me a lot.

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This means it contains real-time fights?
Nope, means that you will have to figure out how to get around all your obstacles, including getting rid of those who try to stop you!
Title: Re: Aboard of Adventure - Chenke Games / in production
Post by: Frodo on 22 Sep 2021, 19:19
That's a shame.   :cry:

Like I said, the game looks brilliant.  But since I don't support DRM, I won't be buying it from steam.

But I'll gladly give you my money when it's DRM-free. 



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But... only steam?   :sad: :sad: :sad:
Any plans for a DRM-free release, so we're not forced to use the steam client?

For now, yes, and it will probably be so during its promotion.
Later on I will look at the issue of taking it to more platforms because the issue of giving options is something that interests me a lot.

Title: Re: Aboard of Adventure - Chenke Games / in production
Post by: Darth Mandarb on 23 Sep 2021, 13:49
I have split the DRM Discussion (https://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=59469.msg636639653#msg636639653) off to a new topic and moved it to General Discussion so you can continue (if you want).

Let's keep this thread about its game please, thanks! 8-)
Title: Re: Aboard of Adventure - Chenke Games / in production
Post by: Chomba on 19 Oct 2021, 09:32
I'm currently working on the translations and voice-overs for the Demo... there might even be a surprise for one of these three languages!
(Portuguese translation will be revised in the next weeks, English and Spanish are ready :D)

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Title: Re: Aboard of Adventure - Chenke Games / in production
Post by: Rincewind on 20 Oct 2021, 15:59
Yeah, I really get some Flight of the Amazon Queen vibes from the screenshots. Looks great, definitely going on my steam wishlist!
Title: Re: Aboard of Adventure - Chenke Games / in production
Post by: Chomba on 21 Oct 2021, 05:08
Thanks so much Rincewind! There have already been several people who have pointed out the Flight of the Amazon Queen vibe.
I'm willing to accept any favorable comparisons haha, but I think the tone of FOTAQ is much more delusional to what I'm aiming for!
But yeah! I guess the pulp nature of the stories can take us down similar paths!
Title: Re: Aboard of Adventure - Chenke Games / in production
Post by: Rincewind on 21 Oct 2021, 12:41
Thanks so much Rincewind! There have already been several people who have pointed out the Flight of the Amazon Queen vibe.
I'm willing to accept any favorable comparisons haha, but I think the tone of FOTAQ is much more delusional to what I'm aiming for!
But yeah! I guess the pulp nature of the stories can take us down similar paths!

Haha, yeah, it was mainly the pulpy feel and the lo-res graphics that made me think of it. I have no doubt it will be a quite different beast from FotAQ in the end! :) Good luck with it!
Title: Re: Aboard of Adventure - Chenke Games / in production
Post by: gaudog on 21 Oct 2021, 19:35
Looks great! Reminds me of Indy, Lucasfilm Games. That Ninja looks really out of place, ha.  Harrison, lol.
Title: Re: Aboard of Adventure - Chenke Games / in production
Post by: Chomba on 21 Oct 2021, 21:57
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Good luck with it!
Thank you. (fingers crossed)

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That Ninja looks really out of place, ha.
I promise the ninjas will make sense! haha

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Harrison, lol.
:grin:

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Looks great! Reminds me of Indy, Lucasfilm Games.
Thank you, Lucas Arts games are the biggest source of inspiration in terms of spirit and style of the game I want to make!
Title: Re: Aboard of Adventure - Chenke Games / in production
Post by: SarahLiz on 22 Oct 2021, 04:35
This looks soooooooo good.  Checked it out on Steam, and of course Wishlisted it!  It will (obviously) tickle the fancy of us classic gamers who are lifelong fans of Lucas Arts.  Can't wait till 2023 (!) when it's done! 
Title: Re: Aboard of Adventure - Chenke Games / in production
Post by: selmiak on 23 Oct 2021, 12:36
this should be fun!  ;-D
Title: Re: Aboard of Adventure - Chenke Games / in production
Post by: rongel on 24 Oct 2021, 12:09
This looks really great! Good luck with the production!
Title: Re: Aboard of Adventure - Chenke Games / in production
Post by: Chomba on 24 Oct 2021, 20:46
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This looks soooooooo good.  Checked it out on Steam, and of course Wishlisted it!  It will (obviously) tickle the fancy of us classic gamers who are lifelong fans of Lucas Arts.  Can't wait till 2023 (!) when it's done!
Thank you very much! it means a lot  :grin: :grin:!

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this should be fun!
I hope so! I am having a blast doing it!

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This looks really great! Good luck with the production!
Thank you!
Luckily it's going pretty well, and when I have problems that I can't get around the forum is giving me a huge hand.
Khris, Cassiebsg, Crimson Wizard, eri0o and a few others are partly responsible for me being able to get as far as I have so far. I couldn't be happier with this community!
Title: Re: Aboard the Adventure - Chenke Games / in production
Post by: Chomba on 20 Jan 2022, 14:37
Hi, I'm just dropping by to let you know that the demo is now available on Steam if you want to give it a try!

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1765670/Aboard_the_Adventure/

It will also be part of the BAE Fest which will start soon and will be available JAN 20th-24th.

(I am going to modify the original message also these days to make it more visible)
Title: Re: Aboard the Adventure - Chenke Games [DEMO available until JAN 24th]
Post by: Rik_Vargard on 20 Jan 2022, 18:54
That's looking really great!  :)
Title: Re: Aboard the Adventure - Chenke Games [DEMO available until JAN 24th]
Post by: newwaveburritos on 21 Jan 2022, 04:42
Oh, excellent!  I've been looking forward to trying this one out for some time now. 
Title: Re: Aboard the Adventure - Chenke Games [DEMO available until JAN 24th]
Post by: Chomba on 21 Jan 2022, 13:35
Oh, excellent!  I've been looking forward to trying this one out for some time now. 

Great! let me know what you think when you play it!

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That's looking really great!

Thanks! I hope you ejoy it!
Title: Re: Aboard the Adventure - Chenke Games [DEMO available until JAN 24th]
Post by: Rik_Vargard on 21 Jan 2022, 16:34
It was very fun to play the demo.
Classic with some nice "Easter eggs", great voice acting, beautiful graphics and funny puzzles.

Two things:

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It's sometimes hard to click the hole in the ceiling because the Iconbar is so big and almost covering it

During the dialog with the professor, once back up, there is a sentence that's still written in Spanish while talking in English ;)
Title: Re: Aboard the Adventure - Chenke Games [DEMO available until JAN 24th]
Post by: Chomba on 21 Jan 2022, 17:41
 Thank you!

about the other things:

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It's sometimes hard to click the hole in the ceiling because the Iconbar is so big and almost covering it

Yes, could be. I did it before I had the inventory completely defined and it looked like that. But I didn't see it so inaccessible that it would be worth modifying it (which would take a lot of work because it would also mean modifying the animation  :( ). But yes, it is a bit annoying, will remain as a lesson for the future.

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During the dialog with the professor, once back up, there is a sentence that's still written in Spanish while talking in English

YES!!! something happened with the translation file (some silly and unintentional modification in the root line of the dialog), I fixed it, now it's the editor's job to change the demo to the updated one!



Thanks for the feedback  :-D
Title: Re: Aboard the Adventure - Chenke Games [DEMO available until JAN 24th]
Post by: heltenjon on 22 Jan 2022, 03:17
I gave it a go, too. Very good! The game doesn't hide its Indiana Jones references one bit.  ;-D It's fun to play - the characters bicker and have fun personalities (although you're playing on stereotypes, which I don't mind in this genre at all). The voice acting is quite good, I think. I couldn't tell it was the same person voicing different characters. Good job!

The puzzles in this demo are of the rewarding multi-step kind, which require some work and searching, but I felt progress and was very pleased when I solved it. The game looks and sounds like an adventure movie. Big kudos for the theme music and the close-up animations!

I also noticed the Spanish dialogue Rik mentioned. In addition, when playing with Spanish speech (I had to have a go just to hear it - did it with German subtitles just for the heck of it), the captain speaks English in his answer to Doc when he returns to the first chamber. It's such a short phrase, it could be intentional and no error, but I thought I'd mention it.

In conclusion, the demo is very promising and definitely makes the player yearn for the full game.  (nod)
Title: Re: Aboard the Adventure - Chenke Games [DEMO available until JAN 24th]
Post by: Chomba on 22 Jan 2022, 17:35
Glad you liked it!

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(although you're playing on stereotypes, which I don't mind in this genre at all)
Yes, it´s all about the Pulp style, as the game progresses, the characters will develop and you will see that it is not really that way. :D

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I also noticed the Spanish dialogue Rik mentioned.
At this point it is already fixed, we replace the demo file by a corrected one :).

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when playing with Spanish speech (I had to have a go just to hear it - did it with German subtitles just for the heck of it), the captain speaks English in his answer to Doc when he returns to the first chamber.
Thanks for the heads up! I'll check it out as soon as I can and hopefully we can update it soon too!!

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In conclusion, the demo is very promising and definitely makes the player yearn for the full game.

Thank you very much for your words :D, they serve as fuel to keep on making  (laugh)

Title: Re: Aboard the Adventure - Chenke Games [DEMO available until JAN 24th]
Post by: Michael2968 on 23 Jan 2022, 16:07
I really enjoyed the demo and I am looking forward to playing the full game.
Title: Re: Aboard the Adventure - Chenke Games [DEMO available until JAN 24th]
Post by: Chomba on 09 Mar 2022, 01:39
Alright, the definitive demo of Aboard the Adventure will be available from now on permanently on Steam! (updated, especially in the German texts thanks to Elvis Tanner  :-D)
I didn't know that by removing it from the store, those who downloaded it will no longer be able to play it. Sorry :P

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I also plan to make an Itch page with the demo in the future (I'll let you know here too when it's ready).
Title: Re: Aboard the Adventure - Chenke Games [DEMO - Steam/Itch.io]
Post by: Chomba on 13 Mar 2022, 07:16
The demo is now also available on its Itch.io page  :grin::

https://chenkegames.itch.io/aboardemo (https://chenkegames.itch.io/aboardemo)

(I will also update the first post with this info)
Title: Re: Aboard the Adventure - Chenke Games [DEMO - Steam/Itch.io]
Post by: selmiak on 14 Mar 2022, 10:32
this is great. I longplayed the demo

Title: Re: Aboard the Adventure - Chenke Games [DEMO - Steam/Itch.io]
Post by: Chomba on 14 Mar 2022, 19:30
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this is great. I longplayed the demo

Thanks! technically it would be a shortplay, wouldn't it?  (laugh)

I have a query. Did you notice that there is a slight difference in color tones between the original and your capture? I noticed it mostly in the reddish tones, which in your capture look more like orange. Not that I'm complaining, but it caught my attention and I don't know if anyone mentioned it to you before. :grin:
Title: Re: Aboard the Adventure - Chenke Games [DEMO - Steam/Itch.io]
Post by: selmiak on 15 Mar 2022, 13:36
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this is great. I longplayed the demo

Thanks! technically it would be a shortplay, wouldn't it?  (laugh)

I have a query. Did you notice that there is a slight difference in color tones between the original and your capture? I noticed it mostly in the reddish tones, which in your capture look more like orange. Not that I'm complaining, but it caught my attention and I don't know if anyone mentioned it to you before. :grin:

a way-too-short-play! Gimme more! :)

some colors might appear different when you record off of the screen, either from my gfx card, display settings or from colorspace settings in OBS or from rendering the whole thing in 16:9 in AE and whatnot, but I didn't notice fatal colorchanges.
Title: Re: Aboard the Adventure - Chenke Games [DEMO - Steam/Itch.io]
Post by: Chomba on 16 Mar 2022, 00:01
Nah, don't worry, it's just a detail that I found curious.

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a way-too-short-play! Gimme more!
I'm on it!
Title: Re: Aboard the Adventure - Chenke Games [DEMO - Steam/Itch.io]
Post by: Pogwizd on 20 Mar 2022, 12:27
What a lovely demo! I really liked the puzzles, because they never held me back for too long, as well as the animations. It was nice to see a dedicated animation to each action. I agree with everyone above sensing The Flight of the Amazon Queen or Indiana Jones vibes. Comparing to other AGS games I’ve played recently (only a couple, really) the voice acting was a nice addition. Also, I loved Miguel :D

Two things:
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- I downloaded the game today from itch.io, and there was a warning txt file saying: Script : (room:3)[R 30] Wait() was used in Player Enters Screen - use Enters Screen After Fadein instead

- I got confused by one thing. When Harrison talks to Miguel, Miguel hints at the fact that they journey into the jungle took a full day. However, when being confronted by the Professor, it is shown that Miguel and the Doc are already tied up and kept at something that looked like a deck of a ship. Which suggested that the thugs already made their way back to the shore with the captives. I am guessing there might be other explanations for it, but I thought some may find it inconsistent. Sorry, if I am being too picky, but I just thought I’d share my thoughts. Don’t get me wrong, though, this was an awesome demo :)

Title: Re: Aboard the Adventure - Chenke Games [DEMO - Steam/Itch.io]
Post by: Chomba on 20 Mar 2022, 20:03
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What a lovely demo! I really liked the puzzles, because they never held me back for too long, as well as the animations. It was nice to see a dedicated animation to each action. I agree with everyone above sensing The Flight of the Amazon Queen or Indiana Jones vibes. Comparing to other AGS games I’ve played recently (only a couple, really) the voice acting was a nice addition. Also, I loved Miguel :D

Thanks, I´m glad you liked it :D. In fact, Miguel is very lovable haha.

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- I downloaded the game today from itch.io, and there was a warning txt file saying: Script : (room:3)[R 30] Wait() was used in Player Enters Screen - use Enters Screen After Fadein instead

- I got confused by one thing. When Harrison talks to Miguel, Miguel hints at the fact that they journey into the jungle took a full day. However, when being confronted by the Professor, it is shown that Miguel and the Doc are already tied up and kept at something that looked like a deck of a ship. Which suggested that the thugs already made their way back to the shore with the captives. I am guessing there might be other explanations for it, but I thought some may find it inconsistent. Sorry, if I am being too picky, but I just thought I’d share my thoughts. Don’t get me wrong, though, this was an awesome demo :)

- I have no idea what that is because the game runs smoothly, you are talking about the text inside the warnings.log , no?

- Miguel says it took them a whole day to get there through the middle of the jungle (on foot), which doesn't mean that the bad guys don't have cars or know about other roads.
On the other hand, when harrison is climbing the vine there are two time ellipses: "a while later" and "Incredibly later" which would have given them enough time to get to the ship. By the way, it was not Weaver and Mice who took them to the ship, but the other henchmen mentioned at the beginning of the conversation with Weaver.
Title: Re: Aboard the Adventure - Chenke Games [DEMO - Steam/Itch.io]
Post by: FireFlower on 04 May 2022, 14:40
Looks good. Feel free to contact me if you want it in my store as well.