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Loom2

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Loom2 - Chaos Returns
« on: 17 Feb 2004, 15:54 »
Hi there !

2 Weeks ago, a fan-project has been started called 'Loom - Chaos Returns', based on LucasArts 'Loom'. Some Details :

- Game runs in 640x480x16bit

- Choose to download the small midi-music-version, or download the huge cd-quality-soundtrack version

- Uses MI2-Style Inventory and the Distaff from 'Loom'

- All Characters and Places are re-drawn, nothing ripped off the old Loom

- An Epic (and much longer than Loom1) Story Line which tells you all secrets about the Loom and it's origin

- You play Bobbin Threadbare at most, but you have to play some parts as his Mother, which are set about 10 Years before Bobbin was born.

So, please visit http://www.chaosreturns.de for more Information. Right now, there is only a Forum online, the Site will be launched at March 1st.

------ ARTISTS NEEDED ------
So because creating Character-Sprites is really time-consuming, i need some help :)

If you are one of the following, contact me at webmaster@chaosreturns.de

-- CHARACTER DESIGNER ( ANIMATION)
-- BACKGROUND DESIGNER ( 2D )


Best Regards,

    Loom2, http://www.chaosreturns.de
« Last Edit: 17 Feb 2004, 15:55 by Loom2 »

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Re:Loom2 - Chaos Returns
« Reply #1 on: 17 Feb 2004, 17:40 »
I'd help but my graphical style (if you look at The Darksiders), is a very cartoony "didn't your art teacher say anything about perspective" style and isnt really suitable for Loom, but anyway, good luck!!
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Re:Loom2 - Chaos Returns
« Reply #2 on: 17 Feb 2004, 17:44 »
Read the forum rules man.

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Re:Loom2 - Chaos Returns
« Reply #3 on: 17 Feb 2004, 18:53 »
I second Vel.

Man ... I got my hopes up when I saw the title of this thread!

It's not in production if all you have is a forum online.  (according to forum rules)

But good luck.  I've always wanted to do/see a sequel to Loom.

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Re:Loom2 - Chaos Returns
« Reply #4 on: 17 Feb 2004, 20:00 »
Ok sorry guys, maybe I misunderstood it. The game IS actually in production, but the Site is not finished yet. So when the site is up in March, you'll be able to download the first running demo with a few rooms.

thx, loom2

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Re:Loom2 - Chaos Returns
« Reply #5 on: 17 Feb 2004, 20:03 »
Upload a screenshot, at least.

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Re:Loom2 - Chaos Returns
« Reply #6 on: 17 Feb 2004, 21:15 »
lol history repeats itself.
Good luck with ur project, never played loom, might go grab it now :D

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Re:Loom2 - Chaos Returns
« Reply #7 on: 17 Feb 2004, 21:31 »
The project sounds awesome. Can't wait for March 1st. Don't let the fuzz get you down.

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Re:Loom2 - Chaos Returns
« Reply #8 on: 17 Feb 2004, 22:26 »
I'd apply for the background job but I'm busy with Nanotech and like Clueless3 my artistic style probably doesn't suit.
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Re:Loom2 - Chaos Returns
« Reply #9 on: 17 Feb 2004, 22:35 »
I like the character! But two of the backgrounds seem too realistic.. (and 3D) :P
It's nice to see a follow-up to Loom :)
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Loom2

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Re:Loom2 - Chaos Returns
« Reply #10 on: 17 Feb 2004, 22:47 »
Ok screenshots are now uploaded. The Backgrounds are real photographs which have been processed to give them a comic- or drawn-like look. We'll use that technique all through the game.

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Re:Loom2 - Chaos Returns
« Reply #11 on: 17 Feb 2004, 23:06 »
I'm wondering what your plans for the music are. Are you going to use more of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake, like the original game used? To me, Loom is a game closely tied to music, so it'd seem important to get it just right.

Thought the screenshots look great, btw.

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Re:Loom2 - Chaos Returns
« Reply #12 on: 17 Feb 2004, 23:08 »
Oh yes, i forgot that on the Site. The Soundtrack will include Swansea, but other classical Music too, like Smetanas Moldau and others.


greets, Loom2

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Re:Loom2 - Chaos Returns
« Reply #13 on: 17 Feb 2004, 23:40 »
Hey! I think that many of us had this idea before, finally someone has had the guts to do it!

It is clear that you German love Lucasarts, A-V-O, LucasFan with his nice ZackMcCracken2... And now this Loom2, which seems promising.

Good Luck!
Are you guys ready? Let' s roll!

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Re:Loom2 - Chaos Returns
« Reply #14 on: 17 Feb 2004, 23:54 »
By the way, the Site is now available in english Language .


Best regards, Loom2

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Re:Loom2 - Chaos Returns
« Reply #15 on: 18 Feb 2004, 00:00 »
The character looks great, though the backgrounds don't like cartoony/drawn. They look like a photo with a filter over it, which doesn't make for a great background -- especially if you're using a non-realistic-looking (ie, cartoony) character.

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Re:Loom2 - Chaos Returns
« Reply #16 on: 18 Feb 2004, 00:46 »
You should hire another background artist, who can match the same style as the characters. I love Bobbin though. Sweet!!
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Re:Loom2 - Chaos Returns
« Reply #17 on: 18 Feb 2004, 05:44 »
What? I love the backgrounds! They look very surreal, and I think they would contribute greatly to the mysterious atmosphere.
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Re:Loom2 - Chaos Returns
« Reply #18 on: 18 Feb 2004, 06:12 »
I agree, cartoony characters on edited photo backgrounds is not necessarily bad, the combination can be great if used right.

BTW:
- Uses MI2-Style Inventory and the Distaff from 'Loom'

WHAT?2? Inventory? You shouldn't add an inventory system to a LOOM game! That ruins teh whole system!









;D Heh just kidding, make it whatever way you like, I'm looking forward to playing this game!

Re:Loom2 - Chaos Returns
« Reply #19 on: 18 Feb 2004, 06:41 »
- Choose to download the small midi-music-version, or download the huge cd-quality-soundtrack version

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The Soundtrack will include Swansea, but other classical Music too, like Smetanas Moldau and others.

How are you planning on doing that? Will the "CD-quality soundtrack" be recordings of midis or (illegal) classical recordings?

Anyway, I'm interested to see where this goes.