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Cave of Avarice
« on: 02 Jun 2019, 20:06 »




Download Cave of Avarice

The mirror provides a Linux version.

A former Dahomey Amazon turned mercenary has been hired by two explorers for leading them to a cave said to contain a great treasure. The mercenary has been tasked with guarding the entrance while the two explorers enter, but as gunshots are heard from within only to be followed by silence, she chooses to investigate...

Blondbraid: Story, graphics, animations and writing
cat: Puzzle design, writing and coding
Slasher: Puzzle design, writing and testing
CaptainD: Writing and additional testing

Made for MAGS May 2019


I strongly suggest playing the game in fullscreen mode with sound turned on for the best experience of the atmosphere.
« Last Edit: 05 Jun 2019, 11:08 by cat »

Re: Cave of Avarice
« Reply #1 on: 03 Jun 2019, 08:57 »

The Dahomey amazons theme is very intersting, I saw a pair of movies about it and it's a very important piece of history. Maybe it deserves a longer game. This one is cool, anyway.

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Re: Cave of Avarice
« Reply #2 on: 03 Jun 2019, 19:05 »
This was a fun game to test.  Would love to see it expanded on someday!

Re: Cave of Avarice
« Reply #3 on: 04 Jun 2019, 14:11 »
I only wanted to mention couple of graphical things that spoiled this game for me a little:
- first of all, walking animation looks too simplistic, especially compared to picking an item (and overal gfx) :).
- I was genuinely confused about the crack in the wall in the game's finale. As the bright white strip on a wall it looked like a glitch, and at first I did not realize that's the passage character speaks of.

Also, I found that this particular version of 3.5.0 has a bug in software renderer which causes it to not repaint parts of screen. You can see this if you run intro with software gfx driver.
(EDIT: nope, still not fixed in latest beta)
« Last Edit: 04 Jun 2019, 14:17 by Crimson Wizard »

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Re: Cave of Avarice
« Reply #4 on: 04 Jun 2019, 19:09 »
Thanks for the feedback!

I tested the game with Direct 3D and didn't have any graphic issues. I recommend to use this setting.

The crack in the wall:
Spoiler: ShowHide
My idea was, that there was bright light coming from behind (the last scene was not painted, yet, when I coded the room). But it seems it doesn't look too great. I will keep this in mind and change it for a later post-MAGS version.

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Re: Cave of Avarice
« Reply #5 on: 07 Jun 2019, 15:21 »
I was also confused by what the white area was...

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Re: Cave of Avarice
« Reply #6 on: 07 Jun 2019, 20:08 »
This is nice. I played it and recorded it.
Only watch the spoiler if you are stuck or so
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Re: Cave of Avarice
« Reply #7 on: 07 Jun 2019, 20:23 »
Thanks Selmiak ;)

Re: Cave of Avarice
« Reply #8 on: 09 Jun 2019, 09:56 »
Thanks Selmiak ;)

Second that, I think your videos are great, Selmiak!  ;-D

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Re: Cave of Avarice
« Reply #9 on: 09 Jun 2019, 13:22 »
thanks for your kind words and the great games. Keep making great games and I keep making these videos :)

Re: Cave of Avarice
« Reply #10 on: 09 Jun 2019, 13:27 »
thanks for your kind words and the great games. Keep making great games and I keep making these videos :)
Thanks, I will! :-D

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Re: Cave of Avarice
« Reply #11 on: 15 Jun 2019, 15:27 »
I saw the let's play video. A pretty cool game  8-)
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