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[ATC] Two of a Kind (new screenie)
« on: 16 Aug 2004, 19:53 »
Background
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Over half a millennia ago, a meteor crashed into Earth. It was hardly noticed, and soon all traces of its existence vanished. Hundreds of years later, the town of Bluff City was founded on the same spot.  It wasn't long before the early settlers noticed something strange happening. Every child born in Bluff City was bestowed with a special power, such as levitation, or the power to turn invisible. These "gifts" were a scientific impossibility, ignoring all laws of genetics. With its heightened popularity, Bluff City grew and expanded.

Tim and Tiffany Walters are fraternal twins, born and raised in Bluff City. After a traumatic childhood (which they don't talk about), they became extremely close and depend on each other for everything. To pay the bills, they have opened a Private Investigator business. 

Characters:
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Timothy Walters - Special Power: Levitation

Tim acts like an older brother to his sister Tiffany, despite the fact that he was born three minutes after her. He is strangely overprotective of her, and is constantly making sure that she's okay. He is very moody, often depressed, and looks at the world through jaded, cynical eyes. His one joy comes from listening to rock music.  He is particularly fond of KISS; he has all their CDs and has even met some of the members.

Tiffany Walters - Special Power: Talking to Animals

Tiffany is cheerful, happy-go-lucky and childish. Not only is the glass constantly half full for her, but it's also pink with smiley faces drawn on it.  She is obsessed with stuffed animals, of which she has many, and believes that she can always get her way by saying "Please!" often enough. Tiffany is always trying to get her brother Tim to have fun, which usually consists of a game of Candy-Land.

Features
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Two playable characters
Multiple solutions to puzzles
Over 20 playable rooms
Over 15 characters
A soundtrack composed of 14 original tunes

Notes
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This game was originally made for the AGS Team Competition.  The team consisted of Yoke, Dart, BerserkerTails, Scotch and myself.  Never had I imagined a team so great.  We managed to make the deadline, but feel that the game needed a bit of sprucing up before unleashing it upon the unforgiving masses.  We're adding some dialog, squashing some bugs, and adding some nifty features before the official release. 

Screenshots
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EDIT: A new screenshot, because you are all so lovely:


« Last Edit: 25 Oct 2004, 12:20 by Dave Gilbert »

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Re: [ATC] Two of a Kind
« Reply #1 on: 16 Aug 2004, 20:09 »
Now this is how a Game in Production should be announced!

A fantastic looking game!

I like the background detail, it really gives the game/story some depth.

The characters seem interesting (maybe 'cause I'm a twin?!) and well developed.

Looking forward to seeing this one finished!  So keep on 'sprucing'!!

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Re: [ATC] Two of a Kind
« Reply #2 on: 16 Aug 2004, 20:19 »
I'm sure a lot of effort has gone into making this a lovely looking game, yet you leave in the AGS wait cursor in? :P

Anyway, looks great, looking forward to it.
« Last Edit: 16 Aug 2004, 20:21 by Privateer Puddin' »

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Re: [ATC] Two of a Kind
« Reply #3 on: 16 Aug 2004, 20:48 »
Wow! Sounds promising! I also think your graphics have been improved again! I love the interface!

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Re: [ATC] Two of a Kind
« Reply #4 on: 16 Aug 2004, 20:50 »
Wow! Sounds promising! I also think your graphics have been improved again! I love the interface!

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Thanks Erwin, but these aren't my graphics.  Guess I should have made it clear.  This game was part of the AGS team competition.  I only did the writing.  The artwork was done by everybody else. :)

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Re: [ATC] Two of a Kind
« Reply #5 on: 16 Aug 2004, 20:57 »
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The artwork was done by everybody else.

It's true. Literally. I think everyone in the team ended up doing some part of the graphics. I did the main characters, as well as most of the animations. Dart did 90% of the backgrounds, (A couple by Scotch, and one by YOke), and YOke did I think ALL the animals and their animations.

Let me just say, that the game is, in my opinion, really REALLY good. I can't wait to see this topic in the Completed Games Forum, as I really think everyone will enjoy it.
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Re: [ATC] Two of a Kind
« Reply #6 on: 16 Aug 2004, 23:40 »
Taily is right; this game is really good, and I'm not just being biased here.

Normally I have a short-attention span when it comes to fan-made adventure games, but this one kept me enjoyed every minute that I played/beta-tested it. Besides, with Davey as the writer, how could you go wrong? :P

And don't worry Darth; the game is almost completely finished. We just need to kink out some bugs and it's off to the Completed Games forum for us.

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Re: [ATC] Two of a Kind
« Reply #7 on: 16 Aug 2004, 23:47 »
Sounds really fun! And with a good storyline too! Thumbs up!

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Re: [ATC] Two of a Kind
« Reply #8 on: 17 Aug 2004, 01:52 »
I really like that idea. Twins with special gifts... nice story, and nice graphics too! I'll be waiting for it.

Nice work!

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Re: [ATC] Two of a Kind
« Reply #9 on: 17 Aug 2004, 08:43 »
nice story? Awesome story!! :=

Re: [ATC] Two of a Kind
« Reply #10 on: 18 Aug 2004, 20:08 »
Nice! Looking forward to playing it. :) I think it sounds like a good idea to delay the release and do a bit of polishing. Ideally, the final version should be final. ;)

Re: [ATC] Two of a Kind
« Reply #11 on: 22 Aug 2004, 20:08 »
So, when will the game be out?
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Re: [ATC] Two of a Kind
« Reply #12 on: 23 Aug 2004, 10:06 »
If Dave doesn't get a writing block and I don't pass out drunk too often; by the end of the week. Or maybe sooner. Maybe later too. Hard to tell with theese things. We're enjoying the fact that we're not in a hurry anymore. ;)

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Re: [ATC] Two of a Kind
« Reply #13 on: 23 Aug 2004, 10:49 »
Beautiful graphics, top backgrounds and you've got Dave on story.

Cant wait to play, its a sure winner in my books.

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Re: [ATC] Two of a Kind
« Reply #14 on: 23 Aug 2004, 12:44 »
Patience.. draining.. must.. wait.. :D
Really looking forward to this game. Sounds like a very promising premise and plot, and of course what we've seen of the art is wonderful :)
Really love the concept of twins in a town full of mysterious paranormal stuff (people being born with special abilities and all).
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Re: [ATC] Two of a Kind
« Reply #15 on: 23 Aug 2004, 14:53 »
Yeah, basically what Yoke said.  We accomplished a LOT in the mad dash to get the game ready for the deadline, but now that it's over we really want to polish the game off.  Right now I'm going over the dialog, fixing typos, and adding more descriptions to hotspots and interactions.  Yoke is going to sort out some of the major bugs that refused to be squashed.  And BT is going to be drawing some additional animations for the ending.  So yeah, hopefully a week. 

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Re: [ATC] Two of a Kind
« Reply #16 on: 24 Aug 2004, 00:54 »
If you need some proofreading let me know!
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Re: [ATC] Two of a Kind
« Reply #17 on: 24 Aug 2004, 07:45 »
Wow, this looks great. I don't really see too many successful team projects but this looks like a winner. Also, that cow has the pinkest udder I've ever seen ^_^

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Re: [ATC] Two of a Kind
« Reply #18 on: 31 Aug 2004, 14:45 »
Looks like I was a bit optimistic when it came to this game's official release date.  Many vicious bugs seemed to have wriggled their way into the game.  Our beta testers are dutifully rooting them out and we're attempting to squash them.  Perhaps another week or two.

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Re: [ATC] Two of a Kind
« Reply #19 on: 06 Sep 2004, 16:36 »
How's production coming, Dave?
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Re: [ATC] Two of a Kind
« Reply #20 on: 06 Sep 2004, 18:32 »
ooh...everytime i see a reply here my fingers shake...when it will be ready  ::) ?
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Re: [ATC] Two of a Kind
« Reply #21 on: 06 Sep 2004, 19:53 »
ooh...everytime i see a reply here my fingers shake...when it will be ready  ::) ?


As Dave Gilbert said, it should take us another week or two to finish the game. BerserkerTails and I still have some pictures to do for the game, and we've recently found a whole bunch of bugs which we will need to kink out for the final version.

The game will be worth the wait, so please, keep waiting. :)

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Re: [ATC] Two of a Kind
« Reply #22 on: 19 Sep 2004, 19:43 »
What's going on guys? How's the game going? I'm sure more people want to know than me.
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Re: [ATC] Two of a Kind
« Reply #23 on: 20 Sep 2004, 16:28 »
Patience, precious, patience...

Most of the bugs have been sorted out.  Just a few minor ones and one big one.  A bit of dialog sprucing, and some graphical bits for the ending, and it'll be ready to unleash on the unforgiving masses.

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Re: [ATC] Two of a Kind
« Reply #24 on: 21 Sep 2004, 06:51 »
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Re: [ATC] Two of a Kind
« Reply #25 on: 24 Oct 2004, 11:14 »
Howdy all,

Gosh, this is taking a long time for a game that was supposedly finished two months ago.  I have posted another screenshot because you have all been so patient.  Check the starting post.

The game is nearly done.  Just sending it through a final round of beta testing and it should be ready for public consumption.

Re: [ATC] Two of a Kind (new screenie)
« Reply #26 on: 24 Oct 2004, 12:55 »
WOW!!
That's looks great.

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Re: [ATC] Two of a Kind (new screenie)
« Reply #27 on: 24 Oct 2004, 21:05 »
Just fantastic game!!! keep good work on. Hardlly wait to play it, the story seems to be great and graphic is also better than good.

One thing to say: Do not hurry, make it as good as you can!!!

Re: [ATC] Two of a Kind (new screenie)
« Reply #28 on: 24 Oct 2004, 21:50 »
Excellent graphics Dave,

It seems your game is coming along fairly quickly.

I am looking for to it completions.

« Last Edit: 24 Oct 2004, 23:23 by splat44 »

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Re: [ATC] Two of a Kind (new screenie)
« Reply #29 on: 06 Nov 2004, 15:36 »
Right.  So, this is finished.  Yes.