Author Topic: [CANCELLED] By the Sword: Conspiracy  (Read 14184 times)

TerranRich

  • I'm Terran Riiiick!
    • I can help with characters
    • I can help with proof reading
    • I can help with story design
    • I can help with translating
    • I can help with voice acting
    • I can help with web design
    • TerranRich worked on one or more games that was nominated for an AGS Award!
[CANCELLED] By the Sword: Conspiracy
« on: 23 Oct 2002, 19:29 »
Wow, right place, right time. The first post to the Games in Production forum...

Project: By the Sword: Conspiracy
Web Site: http://www.rain-day.com/harbinger/bts/
What's Available: A rolling demo, which only is the entire intro to the game. (Download not yet available) AND a fully playable demo of Chapter One of the game, which may be downloaded HERE!!

Summary:
You play Ronald Ganon, a lieutenant in the Star Force, in the year 2197. You serve aboard the U.S.S. Merrimack under Captain Jonathan L. Perseus. One day, on a routine survey mission, the crew comes across an uncharted planet, called Jel'ek IV. You go down on a planetary mission with the ship's second-officer, Lieutenant-Commander Nathaniel Hathaway, as the team leader. Little do you know that the planet is already inhabited. What happens? Check the demo/intro and find out for yourself!

Screenshots:
http://www.rain-day.com/harbinger/bts/bts_new_offlounge.jpg: An example of the new graphical style, the Officers' Lounge, complete with dead bodies.
http://www.rain-day.com/harbinger/bts/cargohold_new.jpg: The new Cargo Hold.
http://www.rain-day.com/harbinger/bts/crashsite3.jpg: The shuttlepod crash-lands on a planet's surface. Modelled using Bryce, the old style. Not sure if I can re-do this in Poser well.
http://www.rain-day.com/harbinger/bts/new_vipsuite.jpg: The new VIP Guest Suite. Not sure if I'm going to keep it as a one-room deal with bed and desk in the same room, or a multiple-room deal with only the office area available.
http://www.rain-day.com/harbinger/bts/newcorridor.jpg: The new corridors. Darker, rougher, and more ominous. Just how I like it!


Current Project Status:
Story/Plot: 100%
Dialog: 30%
Graphics: 10% (re-doing all rooms, characters, items, objects, etc.)
Speech: 5% (will recruit soon, a bit of dialog done by LGM as Narrator)
« Last Edit: 06 Aug 2004, 23:14 by Pumaman »
Status: Trying to come up with some ideas...

Flippy_D

  • Number 119
    • I can help with animation
    • I can help with making music
    • I can help with proof reading
    • I can help with story design
Re:By the Sword: CONSPIRACY (demo/intro avail.)
« Reply #1 on: 24 Oct 2002, 02:45 »
Umm, TR, either my computer is screwed or you just don't know how to post images. In any case,












Oh, how I bleed to get your work here
« Last Edit: 24 Oct 2002, 02:48 by Flippy_D »

Squinky

  • I am Tom Selleck's Love Child.
    • Squinky worked on one or more games that was nominated for an AGS Award!
Re:By the Sword: CONSPIRACY (demo/intro avail.)
« Reply #2 on: 24 Oct 2002, 03:55 »
Heh, the funny thing is flippy, I can see Terranriches, but I can't see yours.....

Gilbert

  • * KILL* * KILL * * KILL *
    • Lifetime Achievement Award Winner
Re:By the Sword: CONSPIRACY (demo/intro avail.)
« Reply #3 on: 24 Oct 2002, 03:59 »
I can't see both, but that's probably due to my office's connection, as I'm behind a firewall I guess.

Flippy_D

  • Number 119
    • I can help with animation
    • I can help with making music
    • I can help with proof reading
    • I can help with story design
Re:By the Sword: CONSPIRACY (demo/intro avail.)
« Reply #4 on: 24 Oct 2002, 10:05 »
now that's weird. They were working last night, and now I can't see either of 'em! lolism.

Re:By the Sword: CONSPIRACY (demo/intro avail.)
« Reply #5 on: 24 Oct 2002, 16:01 »
still can't download.
either I get a TEMPORARY connection error or the 404 not found page!
...

Privateer Puddin'

  • Mittens Knight
  • bob
Re:By the Sword: CONSPIRACY (demo/intro avail.)
« Reply #6 on: 24 Oct 2002, 22:47 »
very cool indeed :D

TerranRich

  • I'm Terran Riiiick!
    • I can help with characters
    • I can help with proof reading
    • I can help with story design
    • I can help with translating
    • I can help with voice acting
    • I can help with web design
    • TerranRich worked on one or more games that was nominated for an AGS Award!
Re:By the Sword: CONSPIRACY (demo/intro avail.)
« Reply #7 on: 29 Oct 2002, 18:13 »
For those of you who couldn't download it before, can you now? If so, did it work all right?
Status: Trying to come up with some ideas...

Re:By the Sword: CONSPIRACY (demo/intro avail.)
« Reply #8 on: 31 Oct 2002, 10:05 »
Yes, Richard, I could download it...
The intro is fantastic -really long, detailed, nice graphics ...
Do you think you could finish the game in 2 months????
Thanks for including my name on the credits (although my contribution is meaningless!)
I still don't know where you moved the forum to...

Once again, great work...
...

TerranRich

  • I'm Terran Riiiick!
    • I can help with characters
    • I can help with proof reading
    • I can help with story design
    • I can help with translating
    • I can help with voice acting
    • I can help with web design
    • TerranRich worked on one or more games that was nominated for an AGS Award!
Re:By the Sword: CONSPIRACY (demo/intro avail.)
« Reply #9 on: 01 Nov 2002, 04:57 »
The forum is at http://www.bts-dev.tk/ I thought I emailed everybody with the new information. Don't worry, you didn't miss much, just a new script by Nellie, and some notes by a few of us. I was wondering why it's been dead lately :p

And yes, I do believe I can finish it in 2-3 months' time. I am working very hard on it, getting all the kinks out now before I run into problems later. Once I work out a system of using true/false flags for certain situations and determining whether or not the player did something or figured out something, then I'm sure everything else will be quite easy.

At the most, I figure 5-6 months. Still not that long, I hope. :)
Status: Trying to come up with some ideas...

Petteri - School

  • Guest
Re:By the Sword: CONSPIRACY (demo/intro avail.)
« Reply #10 on: 13 Nov 2002, 08:58 »
I think you should make some of the animations faster in some place. Walking and running looks pretty weird when animation is too slow. But very cool looking intro. Can't wait for game to be finished.

TerranRich

  • I'm Terran Riiiick!
    • I can help with characters
    • I can help with proof reading
    • I can help with story design
    • I can help with translating
    • I can help with voice acting
    • I can help with web design
    • TerranRich worked on one or more games that was nominated for an AGS Award!
Re:By the Sword: CONSPIRACY (demo/intro avail.)
« Reply #11 on: 16 Nov 2002, 03:29 »
Hmm, actually, I'm working on making the running/walking look better. As it is, you're right, it's too slow and sluggish and time-consuming. I'm probably just afraid to alter the speed numbers, for fear that I'll mess something up and it'll look even worse than ever. :P
Status: Trying to come up with some ideas...

TerranRich

  • I'm Terran Riiiick!
    • I can help with characters
    • I can help with proof reading
    • I can help with story design
    • I can help with translating
    • I can help with voice acting
    • I can help with web design
    • TerranRich worked on one or more games that was nominated for an AGS Award!
Re:By the Sword: CONSPIRACY (demo/intro avail.)
« Reply #12 on: 10 Jan 2003, 21:24 »
Well, I'm still hard at work on this game. Just wanted everybody to know that I've purchased a Dot-com address for my software company, at which has yet to be updated, but for now it's a more reliable link to my game's intro-demo! :)

The By the Sword site page and demo can now be found here:
Harbinger Software Online :: By the Sword: C0NSPIRACY

Enjoy!
« Last Edit: 10 Jan 2003, 21:33 by TerranRich »
Status: Trying to come up with some ideas...

TerranRich

  • I'm Terran Riiiick!
    • I can help with characters
    • I can help with proof reading
    • I can help with story design
    • I can help with translating
    • I can help with voice acting
    • I can help with web design
    • TerranRich worked on one or more games that was nominated for an AGS Award!
Re:By the Sword: CONSPIRACY (demo/intro avail.)
« Reply #13 on: 01 Mar 2003, 03:16 »
I'm selfishly bumping this topic back up again...tho it will be lost again in a few days :P

I added a promotional poster!

Status: Trying to come up with some ideas...

Quickstrike

  • I AM NOT A CROOK! Okay... mabey I am...
Re:By the Sword: CONSPIRACY (demo/intro avail.)
« Reply #14 on: 01 Mar 2003, 03:22 »
Can't wait, TerranRich!
"You know something people,  I'm not black, but there's a whole buncha times I wish I could say 'I'm not white'"-Frank Zappa, "Trouble Every Day"

Snake

  • @_@
    • I can help with making music
    • I can help with story design
    • Snake worked on one or more games that won an AGS Award!
    •  
    • Snake worked on one or more games that was nominated for an AGS Award!
Re:By the Sword: CONSPIRACY (demo/intro avail.)
« Reply #15 on: 01 Mar 2003, 06:23 »
Hail Hail Promotional Posters!!1

(I'm thinking of doing one myself actually...)


--Snake
It'll beat yours, Terran....It'll BEAT YOURS!!11...IT'LL BEAT! YOURS!! MUHAHAHA!!

TERRAN'S LILYLIVERED!!!111!!!
*runs before Terran can beat him up*
« Last Edit: 01 Mar 2003, 07:58 by Snake »
Grim: "You're making me want to quit smoking... stop it!;)"
miguel: "I second Grim, stop this nonsense! I love my cigarettes!"

Quickstrike

  • I AM NOT A CROOK! Okay... mabey I am...
Re:By the Sword: CONSPIRACY (demo/intro avail.)
« Reply #16 on: 01 Mar 2003, 06:28 »
TerranRich, I can beat up Snake for you.  Price:  Let me BETA for you.
"You know something people,  I'm not black, but there's a whole buncha times I wish I could say 'I'm not white'"-Frank Zappa, "Trouble Every Day"

Quickstrike

  • I AM NOT A CROOK! Okay... mabey I am...
Re:By the Sword: CONSPIRACY (demo/intro avail.)
« Reply #17 on: 01 Mar 2003, 23:18 »
Just played the demo!  It's so real!  
« Last Edit: 19 Apr 2003, 01:26 by Quickstrike™ »
"You know something people,  I'm not black, but there's a whole buncha times I wish I could say 'I'm not white'"-Frank Zappa, "Trouble Every Day"

Re:By the Sword: CONSPIRACY (demo/intro avail.)
« Reply #18 on: 02 Mar 2003, 17:35 »
Looks great Terrain. Can't wait to play the finished product.

Re:By the Sword: CONSPIRACY (demo/intro avail.)
« Reply #19 on: 02 Mar 2003, 18:19 »
Wow, great looking intro! The running is a bit slow, but that can easily be taken care with animation speed etc. The midi is too soft (as seems to be the case with most AGS games).