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Destroyer - 13.2.2005 update
« on: 10 Jan 2005, 11:13 »
I'm "new" here, but I've been constantly reading this board for the past year. I just thought I could introduce you the game I've been working on for a year now. The progress has been slow as I have a one-yaer-old daughter and I'm quite occupied with studies as well, but now I feel the game is coming together.

Anyway,

Story:
Your life has been going downhill ever since your wife left you and moved away with your child a couple of months ago. As you go camping alone for a few days to clear your mind something bad happens. The whole mankind seems to have come to an end and almost everyone has simply disappeared. This is where the game starts. You now have to explore your empty hometown and to discover what has happened. The rest is to be found out in the game...

I'm concentrating very much on creating the overall atmosphere in the game as intense as possible. There won't be any humor in the game and neither am I planning on making it too happy.

Screenshots:


Visiting your apartment.


Out on the streets of your hometown.

some current data:
Res: 320x200
Backgrounds: 97%
Scripting: 75%
Story 99%
Puzzles: 90%
Animations: 92%
Sound & music: 50% (I have them ready, but not in the game yet)
Overall progress: 89%

Homepage: http://koti.welho.com/pcatani/destroyer.html
« Last Edit: 13 Feb 2005, 10:46 by polski »

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Re: Destroyer (working title) - 87% done
« Reply #1 on: 10 Jan 2005, 11:22 »
Nice :D Looking forward to it, I like how somebody finally find good use for the roger sprite and really did good edits to it (I was correct, right?), I like the reflection in teh 2nd screenshot too.

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Re: Destroyer (working title) - 87% done
« Reply #2 on: 10 Jan 2005, 12:01 »
Hey Polski nice work, love the backgrounds and the subtle dithers on them, and the posters and pictures too  8)

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Re: Destroyer (working title) - 87% done
« Reply #3 on: 10 Jan 2005, 13:09 »
Hiya Polski... welcome to AGS.
I like the story idea of your game, and the screenshots looks great.

Looking forwards to seeing your game in action.
Keep us up-to-date on progress from time to time  :)
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Re: Destroyer (working title) - 87% done
« Reply #4 on: 11 Jan 2005, 17:40 »
Thanks and yes, Gilbot, that's the roger sprite  ;D, I've done some modifications in the animation of it too. I'll keep you informed whenever I have made some significant progress. Right now I'm busy with going through all the dialogs - they will definitely need some proof-reading once the game is in beta-testing stage.

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Re: Destroyer (working title) - 87% done
« Reply #5 on: 12 Jan 2005, 14:14 »
Wow! The graphics look great! :D I'm sure the game will be great too. (Of course it will. It's from Finland, eh  ;))

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Re: Destroyer (working title) - 87% done
« Reply #6 on: 12 Jan 2005, 16:07 »
There's a really good look to this screenshots...
And Gilbot is right - the Roger paintover is very convincing.

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Re: Destroyer (working title) - 87% done
« Reply #7 on: 13 Feb 2005, 10:45 »
Thanks a lot for the comments!  :D

I've done a lot of work on the dialogs and every time I look at the backgrounds I find ways of improving them. I've also managed to solve some scripting problems and development is slowly going forward.

Right now my studies take all my time and what is left I spend with my daughter, but this is just a diffucult phase in studies and should change after month.

Anyways, for character art, backgrounds etc. I now have a page at http://koti.welho.com/pcatani/destroyer.html.

 :=

Re: Destroyer - 13.2.2005 update
« Reply #8 on: 13 Feb 2005, 12:38 »
Nice page, and I like the new screens!

ps. It's "Chris" not "Cris" ;)

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Re: Destroyer - 13.2.2005 update
« Reply #9 on: 13 Feb 2005, 13:06 »
Thanks and thanks for pointing that out  :-[
The game is still full of that kind of typos.

Re: Destroyer - 13.2.2005 update
« Reply #10 on: 14 Feb 2005, 05:14 »
wow, that sounds so cool. I'm totally into the scenarios of everyone just disappearing. Kinda of like the movie 28 Days Later or Dawn of the Dead, where the cities are just desolate(except they had zombies). Its just intense, can't wait to play it.

Good Luck!

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Re: Destroyer - 13.2.2005 update
« Reply #11 on: 17 Feb 2005, 16:52 »
Great to hear that, those scenarios have always fascinated me too  :D ...not that I would want it to happen in reality.
I admit that I was inspired by 28 Days Later, but I can reveal that this is not a zombie game. The idea is different. :P

Re: Destroyer - 13.2.2005 update
« Reply #12 on: 19 Feb 2005, 02:40 »
Great to hear that, those scenarios have always fascinated me too  :D ...not that I would want it to happen in reality.
I admit that I was inspired by 28 Days Later, but I can reveal that this is not a zombie game. The idea is different. :P
Good move. I think its best that you didn't include zombies in this scenario. It'll be a refreshing change.

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Re: Destroyer - 13.2.2005 update
« Reply #13 on: 21 Feb 2005, 01:00 »
Nice concept! I really like it.

To be frank, I have had recurring dreams in desolate, ruined cities... I have actually used some of that material in my own game, The Zone. http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/yabb/index.php?topic=15526.0

Re: Destroyer - 13.2.2005 update
« Reply #14 on: 22 Feb 2005, 00:55 »
Wow, Polski!  :=

How did you make such detailed graphics?   :o
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Re: Destroyer - 13.2.2005 update
« Reply #15 on: 03 Mar 2005, 04:07 »
This is looking great. I'll look forward to this one.

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Re: Destroyer - 13.2.2005 update
« Reply #16 on: 03 Mar 2005, 06:44 »
It's almost done!  *bouncy, bouncy*  Can't wait!
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Re: Destroyer - 13.2.2005 update
« Reply #17 on: 03 Mar 2005, 16:10 »
Cool, can't wait to play this game. Looks really good, totally my kind of style, and I saw those additional screenshots on your site. All I can say is :o!

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Re: Destroyer - 13.2.2005 update
« Reply #18 on: 03 Mar 2005, 16:49 »
Thanks for the comments! I'm finding more time for the game now again. I put the dialogs to wait for another time and focus on improving the scripting I've made for different interactions and animations.

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The backgrounds have all been painted with PainShopPro exept the sky on two backgrounds and the posters which are real WWII, Communist, Church of Satan and Movie posters. Mostly this has been learning process for me as I didn't have much experience in any paint programs before. I'm never happy with theese backgrounds, I'll always find something to improve. ;)

Re: Destroyer - 13.2.2005 update
« Reply #19 on: 04 Mar 2005, 23:18 »
Looks nice, you might want to make some small background fixes to make the game look a bit better, overall looks great!  :)
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