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Author Topic: Into The Light - 8-30-05 Done  (Read 5551 times)

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Re: Into The Light - 8-8-05 "Alpha Version 1"
« Reply #20 on: 09 Aug 2005, 03:09 »
Greetings all.

The main portion of the game is almost/practically done.
I really could use a new set of eyes to play through it.  Try things I probably didn't think of.  Do whatever to break it, or just try things out of the ordinary and see if I handle it or don't handle it properly.  And then let me know of any issues, problems, inconsistencies, mispellings  :P or anything else that feels wrong.

The intro is still only half done, but part of it I'm going to redo, because I'm not happy with the animation I came up with.
But the intro....
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There is enough in the intro to clue you in on some things in the game on what to do.


So, please download the game, play it from:

http://www.geocities.com/etchersquaredgames/itl/


There is a link there for a walkthrough in case you get stuck.
I'm really trying to get this game done before the NFL regular season is upon us (September 8th).

Please play it and let me know of ANYTHING good or bad.

Please'es and thank you'es in advance.


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Game is DONE!

I just would like anyone who'd like to, to BETA test it.
Click on the link in the first message of this thread to get the game.

I'll give BETA testing a week to happen and regardless of what I hear I'll release it on September 1, 2005.

If anyone has already d/l'ed it and played it I'd still like to hear any comments on it.

This is otherwise my last posting about this game on the "AGS Games in Production" thread (excepting people find bugs).

Thank you all for the encouragment and high hopes on this game. 

I am, sadly, not 100% pleased with this game myself.  It was an experiement for me, but I hope all of you enjoy it none-the-less. 

I'm not happy at the lack of overall story.
I am happy for how it turned out otherwise.
...have fun...
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It's a good concept...
but for some reason the words "Excuse to make a room completely bare" come to mind(lol).

That doesn't mean it isn't good, though. I may give it a download if I have the time.
 

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I think the screenshots can't reveal that the graphics are infact not that bad at all. The room isn't blank as opposed to what you may think. It just has something to do with the gameplay that you don't see the objects, and you can't see them all at once.
The animations are pretty well done for once, I was very much surprised.
I haven't played the newest version, only an older. I will play the final for sure, though.
But I go better back working on my own game again.
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Hmmm, seems like a really grand idea. What other games have you made, I'd be interested in checking them out ;)   I think there are two things, based on your screenies, that this could use: NO color (that toolbox was red, but blind people have absolutely no frame of reference for color... I think it would be better if you used all grayscale) and secondly, instead of outlines, which make the game look bland, you should use shading with no outline, since the character is going to be familiar with the surface of the object, but the outside edges wouldn't be so cut-and-dried for him. I know it's a little too far along in production to change all that now, but if you come out with a sequel, you should try to implememnt that. I'm not on my own computer right now, but as soon as I get my laptop in here, I'll be downloading this beast and coming back with some comments...
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I like it!

Is there any way to save/restore? F5 and F7 didn't seem to work.

Also,

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If you use the screwdriver on the sander after it has been fixed, you get the message, "I'll close the sander now." This doesn't make sense, seeing as the sander is already closed.

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The game is short enough that I decided not to have save or restore functions.  That and I ran out of room in the top menu to put them in anyway :P

Esper:
In regards to the color, I had thought about it...  I had decided to make things appear visually as a sighted person would seem them when the main character is fully focused on a specific up to the point where he could "imagine" color if he knew about various colors. 
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That's why I left the panel black and white though, because adding color to it doesn't add anything for Tim or the player.  And the idea was that the numbers/labels were such that he couldn't "feel" them anyway...

[edit][shameless plug] Esper, see "Sierra Quest 1: Roberta In Love"

So, when you are close up on the toolbox, it appears red since he is concentrating on it...

Ozzie, PryoMonkey:
Ozzie thanks for the backup, you are correct in everything you said.


Erenan:
Thank you for the bug report, it's fixed and uploaded now.


[EDIT]  8-29-05
Added a few more sounds to the game.
Also I...
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changed the way the toolbox works.  You must manually "pull" on the lock to open it rather than it just opening automatically when you get it right....
« Last Edit: 30 Aug 2005, 03:19 by Worm III »
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Hi, just completed the Beta version, no bugs found (just remembered is 'pressence' a word?). Nice idea, well crafted also, reminded me of some flash games. Only one gripe, put a confirm on the 'EXIT', no load/save is bad enough but an accidental EXIT click and it's all over.

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Hi, just completed the Beta version, no bugs found (just remembered is 'pressence' a word?). Nice idea, well crafted also, reminded me of some flash games. Only one gripe, put a confirm on the 'EXIT', no load/save is bad enough but an accidental EXIT click and it's all over.

1. Misspelling fixed
2. Confirmation added for quiting the game when in the middle of a game
3.
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Added a neat little effect (affect?) when you break the pipe.  A water dripping like sound continuously plays and a little animation cycles when you aren't near the pipe showing the water flowing, kinda like the vent when it goes on...


Otherwise I predict this will be the last post on this.
I will see you all in a few days over in "Games completed".

Darth, does this mean locky locky?   :'( :'( :'( :'(
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Re: Into The Light - 8-30-05 Done
« Reply #29 on: 31 Aug 2005, 03:32 »
I leave it open until you make your post over there ... let me know (via PM) when you do, just in case I miss it!

Thanks, and congrats on finishing it!