Author Topic: StarTrippers: Episode 1 (ADULT CONTENT) Updated: May 29th  (Read 23574 times)

cheeba

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StarTrippers
Episode One: Our Friends Electric (working title)


Working status:
- graphics 39%
- puzzles 45%
- scripting 60%
- sound fx 20%
- soundtrack 20%

Devteam: 1 (Me, a penniless games development degree student. Hello)
Members needed?: Not at the moment, I'll wait until the demo's finished until I see about expanding or not. However, if you're interested in helping, drop me a PM!

Plot:
Meet Jack. Sometime courier, occasional bounty hunter and all around roister-doisterer. Together with his best mate Cipher, an AI construct hooked into the system substructure of the good ship Shutterbug. Which brings us to the ship, an old ex-military scout/light recon interstellar craft that's seen considerably better days.

We join our intrepid crew as they return to New Trachtenberg for a simple little deal with the local lowlife (sorry, 'indigenous entrepreneurs'). However, as with most things these days, simple little deals never quite seem to work out that way for Jack and Cy.

Latest blurbage:
Okay, I've got a feeling this might be a controversial one, I was a little hesitant about posting status on this one at all due to some of the more 'colourful' subject matter. It's a sci-fi comedy adventure, with some occasional swearing and mild violence, but it also contains quite graphic sex scenes in its current alpha build. These might be toned down a little for public demo/release (most likely there'll be two versions for the less open-minded), but it's always kinda ticked me off that people go up in arms over two people having consensual sex in a game, when you can run around in counterstrike shooting people in the head all day and nobody bats an eyelid. But that's a soapbox I'll save for another time.

Progress is coming along nicely so far, slowly but surely, mainly thanks to the massive amount of hi-res graphical elements and animations needed for the project. It'll be played mainly in the first person, with occasional cutscene interludes played out in a cinematic style to give things a little more life. And thanks to some really quite spectacularly messy scripting, I've implemented a weapon targeter, which can punch location-specific decals into the background and the like (metal dents, glass cracks etc). I'm a musician as well, so further along the line I'll be adding an optional custom soundtrack, but that can wait until the final stages.

I realise I'm probably aiming way too high for my first project, especially for a one-man team, but so far so good. I'll keep you all posted with updates and a demo as soon as they're available. With any luck, the demo should be forthcoming in the next week or two.

Some screens from the first finished scenes. I've edited these for content, but let me know if any need removed.





You can start screaming 'PERV!' at me now if you like :P

UPDATE (5th May): FINALLY finished a ship design I'm happy with. Here's pics of the ShutterBug's exterior, and a close-up of the pinup on the ship's nose (well, you GOTTA have one of those ;D). These scenes are all taken from the intro:




On a technical note, the larger pics here are actually fullsize shots, as the game's being developed in 640x480. Partly to save on filesize, and also because some of the tricks using alpha channels and fullscreen background animation would've caused massive slowdown on less powerful machines.

Oh, and If anyone wants uncensored sample images from the racier scenes, PM me. You're only getting a couple though, no point spoiling the game for yourselves ;)

UPDATE (7th May): Finished a rough mix of the intro theme. You can download it and check it out for yourselves here (1.84MB 192kbps Mp3). It's a rough mix at the mo, but let me know what ya think. I'll probably overdub some ambient live guitar along with the synths before release, to give it a bit more depth.

UPDATE (12th May): Just a quick piccy for you all, just so you know I'm not dead yet (it's worse, EXAM time :P). It's a pic of new Trachtenberg, again from the intro. Ingame it's a slow pan across the city, but you'll have to make do with a screengrab 'til the demo hits in a few weeks :). Also, I finished a couple more tunes, but I'll leave those until I'm a little more conscious. Anyway, here's the latest shot:



UPDATE (29th May): After a brief hiatus due to exams, work continues on graphics and scripting. There's still a massive amount to get done, but it's slowly starting to come together, especially now the story's a lot more near completion. Anyway, new screens time, first one's a better pic of Jack (having some trouble with a little local colour), and the second's a pic of NTPD receptionist Becca:



« Last Edit: 16 Mar 2018, 21:46 by Darth Mandarb »
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Re: StarTrippers: Episode One (ADULT CONTENT WARNING)
« Reply #1 on: 04 May 2006, 18:13 »
Sex, porn exist... Denying that would be hypocrital. It was normal to, sooner or later, seeing a game with this kind of content.

The screenies look terrific, go on with the work. It's not going to be me the one who is going to attempt yo dissencourage you. Good luck.  :)
Are you guys ready? Let' s roll!

Re: StarTrippers: Episode One (ADULT CONTENT WARNING)
« Reply #2 on: 04 May 2006, 18:17 »
Yeah nice one, looks great.


we need some versions without the blur.

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Re: StarTrippers: Episode One (ADULT CONTENT WARNING)
« Reply #3 on: 04 May 2006, 18:17 »
All I can say is WOW! It looks magnificent, and not because of the porn (where ARIA, as Farl knows rules)

Looking forward

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Re: StarTrippers: Episode One (ADULT CONTENT WARNING)
« Reply #4 on: 04 May 2006, 18:21 »
Correction: Aria RULED. Now she is 15 kilos away of ruling again...  :'(
« Last Edit: 04 May 2006, 20:33 by Farlander »
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Re: StarTrippers: Episode One (ADULT CONTENT WARNING)
« Reply #5 on: 04 May 2006, 22:49 »
You Damn Pervert!   :=  This looks awesome so far!  ;D

Story line seems quite interesting. I love a good sci-fi adventure, and it seems like you're off to some great ideas.

Did you do the art-work yourself?  If so *Bows* my hat's off to you. Truely amazing artistic talent you have *envy*.   I hope the overall gameplay, puzzles, music, story, etc.. can also match up to the great looking sample art you've shown us so far. If so, I think this game will be fantastic.

Yes, I agree with what you mention about why is gratuitus violence quite acceptable in a game, but a little bit of "pr0n" and so many people get up-in-arms and hysterical (BTW: Best hope "Inquisitive Stranger" or "Jack Thompson" doesn't see this thread  :D , else you'll get the beat-down put upon ya. Hehehe. )

But really, go ahead and make the game the way YOU want to make it. I for one, hope you make it fully un-censored and with as much sex and/or violence as you want to put into it.  Heck, it's about time we see more game creators like you "pushing the edge" and introducing more, uhhh, "mature" elements like this into adventure games. I applaude you and much look forwards to seeing your project in action. 

Best wishes, and keep up da good work.  Oh, and welcome to the AGS community. Nice to see a "newbie" following da rulez as well as presenting us with such a wonderful looking project.
« Last Edit: 04 May 2006, 22:51 by Barbarian »
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Re: StarTrippers: Episode One (ADULT CONTENT WARNING)
« Reply #6 on: 04 May 2006, 22:52 »
Quite interesting indeed. I love space games, though I'll have to play this late at night when everyone is asleep.

We join our intrepid crew as they return to New Trachtenberg for a simple little deal with the local lowlife (sorry, 'indigenous entrepreneurs').

New Trachtenberg? This indigenous entrepreneur wouldn't happen to Harriet the Spy, Mona, Wendy, or Dawn would they?


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Re: StarTrippers: Episode One (ADULT CONTENT WARNING)
« Reply #7 on: 05 May 2006, 01:49 »
You forgot Penny and Casey Carlysle ;D

New Trachtenberg's the name of the city they're going to, and yeah, it's a reference to the lovely Michelle. Sorry to disappoint you, but na, she's not in it... I think. Plot details are a little sketchy on the specifics, as I like to go with the flow of the story and see where the characters take themselves. And I haven't ruled out a faux-cameo or two, they can be a laugh when they fit the story.

Coincidentally, before I started work on StarTrippers, I was planning on a Buffy adventure game centered around the continuing adventures of Dawn, but it never got further than a few concept sketches. And no, it didn't have any porn in it ;). It's not ruled out, just on the back burner for now.

@Barbarian: Yeah, that's all my own art, scanned in from sketches and digitally coloured in PSP. At the minute I'm learning my way around a few old animation shortcuts to keep the filesizes from getting too outrageous, but there's definitely going to be a decent volume of in-engine cutscenes, multi-angle scenes etc. I must be some kind of masochist :P. I gotta say, working on such a huge project does wonders for improving drawing and animation skills, I've shook off a lot of rust since I started, and learned a few tricks I could never have done before that.

Thanks to everybody for the cool welcome and great feedback so far, I can tell I'm going to like it here :)
« Last Edit: 05 May 2006, 01:53 by cheeba »
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Re: StarTrippers: Episode One (ADULT CONTENT WARNING)
« Reply #8 on: 05 May 2006, 04:02 »
Freakin' awsome, Cheeba, a hentai game. Too bad not many had even concive the idea to make one despite it is one of my favorite genres (in fact it could be my very few favorite genres on the computer).

The screens look great, and the story sounds kind of cool too.

Keep up the good work and ignore anyone that goes "tht Po4n, you 6ist person ever" when they come.
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Re: StarTrippers: Episode One (ADULT CONTENT WARNING)
« Reply #9 on: 05 May 2006, 05:10 »
Ha hahahah!.. Fantastic.. it's about time someone did this. A few years ago i was going to release a Leisure Suit Larry type game, with comic relief, nudity sex and random violence.. but as life would have it, other projects took place and now it's only an idea in the back of my mind.

Anyways.. go ahead with this very interesting project and surprise us (not just porn-wise). It's nice to have someone rattle the cage once in a while! 8)

Waiting for this game..

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Re: StarTrippers: Episode One (ADULT CONTENT WARNING)
« Reply #11 on: 05 May 2006, 16:17 »
Schweet, now this looks awesome.


...but it's always kinda ticked me off that people go up in arms over two people having consensual sex in a game, when you can run around in counterstrike shooting people in the head all day and nobody bats an eyelid. But that's a soapbox I'll save for another time.


Make love not war...

Anyway the game looks awesome cant wait for it to be released!

Keep up the good work

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Re: StarTrippers: Episode One (ADULT CONTENT WARNING)
« Reply #12 on: 05 May 2006, 17:18 »
I have to go to the bathroom for a bit now....don't bug me...

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Re: StarTrippers: Episode One (ADULT CONTENT WARNING)
« Reply #13 on: 05 May 2006, 18:41 »
Nice! Can't wait... um... ;D

Can you PM me some uncensored shots please? :P
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Re: StarTrippers: Episode One (ADULT CONTENT WARNING)
« Reply #14 on: 05 May 2006, 20:16 »
Can I be part of your research team  :P  :P hehe. ... or wait I don't need to work on your game for that ...

The graphics quality looks amazing!!

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Re: StarTrippers: Episode 1 (ADULT CONTENT) Updated: May 5th
« Reply #15 on: 06 May 2006, 17:36 »
Phew, just had a narrow escape there. Was working through a new scene when my external HD crashed, and stayed crashed :'(. I lost a massive amount of old artwork and music, but luckily I'd backed up my AGS project folder (including all raw images and everything) only a couple of hours before on a hunch, so only one short scene was lost, which should be easily enough replaced :)

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to have a fit in the direction of the swines who sold me a bad HD...

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Re: StarTrippers: Episode 1 (ADULT CONTENT) Updated: May 5th
« Reply #16 on: 06 May 2006, 17:55 »
Good saving that Cheeba! *Whew* Yes, I'm sure many of us here would feel about as upset as you if you lost all your work. *Desperately hoping to see more of your juicy screenshots soon - perhaps *uncensored*?  ;) ).

But yes, one thing I've learned about using computers is to make regular backups of work. I for one, when I make significant additions or changes to a project I'm working on, I regularily make a backup copy to both my external and internal HD's.

Now, make sure you get a good working HD this time.
Best wishes, and good luck with your project.

*Barbarian goes and saves your game's screenshots to my "Sekrit AGS Fantasies" folder*  ;D
« Last Edit: 06 May 2006, 17:58 by Barbarian »
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Re: StarTrippers: Episode 1 (ADULT CONTENT) Updated: May 5th
« Reply #17 on: 06 May 2006, 22:15 »
All us irish people are perverts. Its a little known, but very believable, fact.  :-*

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Re: StarTrippers: Episode 1 (ADULT CONTENT) Updated: May 7th
« Reply #18 on: 07 May 2006, 20:38 »
My Gimp costume's in the wash, I'm afraid :P

Update time again, with a rough mix of the title theme for you to check out. As usual, check the bottom of the top post for more.
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Re: StarTrippers: Episode 1 (ADULT CONTENT) Updated: May 7th
« Reply #19 on: 07 May 2006, 23:11 »
I would never expect someone to make a game like this, that's a good thing.

Also I really like the style of it, big anime fan here also the added features like making dent's on the wall from shooting sounds awesome and the story sounds very intresting. I can't forget those colorful scenes they only sweetin the deal.

This will be like a interactive anime but better.

All in all it will truly stand-out and I'm really looking forward to it.

Keep up the great work. :)