Author Topic: Dread Mac Farlane (english translation available !)  (Read 22258 times)

Hi !

I have just finished my last game. For the first time since I make games with AGS, I have drawn everything myself... hard work !

Here is the game : it's the adaptation of my french comic book (5 published books) called "Dread Mac Farlane", the story of a young girl from the XVIIth century Caribbean who grows up in Neverland with Peter Pan and the Lost Boys, who wants to become pirate like her father she never knew.

It's, of course, a point&click adventure made with AGS. I'm sorry but there's no english translation yet. I hope you will enjoy it anyway.

Left click to look at, right click to use/take/talk. Move the mouse cursor at the top of the screen to see the inventory box and the save/restore/quit menu.

Click here to download the game ! Zip file, 62 Mo







« Last Edit: 08 Jun 2008, 07:21 by Marion »

Mr.T

  • AYOUuuuu
Re: [french game] Dread Mac Farlane
« Reply #1 on: 29 Apr 2008, 09:14 »
Gorgeous graphics! Downloading  ;D

Re: [french game] Dread Mac Farlane
« Reply #2 on: 30 Apr 2008, 06:23 »
Looks great! A game with writing worthy of publication in another medium sounds pretty bloody promising.

Anyway, downloading now and playing soon.

EDIT: Following the rules is good, particularly when you aren't sure if you're breaking a rule or not.

EDIT2: "With a writing"? I think not.
« Last Edit: 30 Apr 2008, 20:36 by The Orator »

Re: [french game] Dread Mac Farlane
« Reply #3 on: 30 Apr 2008, 08:21 »
I'll add it in the AGS games page soon.

Zufub

  • Hmmm... Cogito Ergo Sum "S*** where I am!?"
    • I can help with backgrounds
    • I can help with proof reading
    • I can help with story design
    • I can help with translating
Re: [french game] Dread Mac Farlane
« Reply #4 on: 01 May 2008, 08:45 »
<cry> Looks great and a story is nice... Here in Poland are not many comic-books, and that already exist, are in half stupid or... just for kids without deeper story... nevermind.Why I'm cry? Cause there is no english or polish translation :P And France language is just black magic for me. But if you will make an English version, please send me a private message. Ah... and title - if you painted it ALONE... Congratulations! Not only title of course... the graphic is so... fantastic? I think it is good word for you hard work. Oh sorry, I found the minus for graphic in this game: there is no shadding! Only a bit.... You need to work more about shadding, but current shadding is OK... And something to sea from the ship: OMG horizontal line is black!? Pleeeeaaase! This color in horizontal line is bad move!
If you like any game makers, writ in your browser those tags:
RPG maker
Game Maker
Adventure Maker
Of course there are many more programmes to making games, but i prefer them + AGS ;) First is to making RPG games, next to ANY games and last is able to make Adventure Games (many is type: Escape the Room).

ZuFub ;

miguel

  • Onions? Give me back my onions!
    • miguel worked on one or more games that was nominated for an AGS Award!
Re: [french game] Dread Mac Farlane
« Reply #5 on: 01 May 2008, 11:10 »
Amazing graphics! Downloading now. I'll Edit this post to tell you what I think.
Congratulations :)

Edit: Played the playable intro ( nice way to get into the mood ) and started chapter 1.
        So far it looks and feels great, really, it feels LUCASARTS all the way.
        I'll edit more when I finish it.
        Ah, I like the interface, it's simple and efective.
« Last Edit: 01 May 2008, 11:41 by miguel »
Working on a RON game!!!!!

Rui 'Trovatore' Pires

  • Lunge da lei per me non v'ha diletto!
    • I can help with AGS tutoring
    • I can help with play testing
    • I can help with proof reading
    • I can help with scripting
    • I can help with story design
    • I can help with translating
    • I can help with voice acting
Re: [french game] Dread Mac Farlane
« Reply #6 on: 01 May 2008, 13:32 »
Wow, what a far cry from the somewhat-insipid James in Neverland!

Great graphics, a very interesting and original introduction, I'm not very far along but I am LOVING it. Congratulations! This is MUCH more interesting, and much BETTER, than your previous attempt, I am amazed at the sudden rise in quality!

Word of warning, though - if you DO translate it to English, please get a proof-reader. JiN was plagued by bad english, and if that were to happen to this game, it'd diminish it, and this one doesn't deserve diminishing.

EDIT - One important issue - in normal gameplay, RIGHT-CLICK USES and LEFT-CLICK LOOKS, while in the inventory RIGHT-CLICK LOOKS and LEFT CLICK USES. That's very counter-intuitive, and doesn't make for a good experience, you should switch one of these around.

EDIT 2 - Also, note that pressing F5 and F7, standard common shortcuts for SAVing and LOADing, brings up the default save- and load-game GUIs, instead of your own custom one.

EDIT 3 - The music is great, and you have left DEBUG MODE ON.
« Last Edit: 01 May 2008, 15:44 by Rui 'Trovatore' Pires »
Reach for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.

Kneel. Now.

Never throw chicken at a Leprechaun.

Re: [french game] Dread Mac Farlane
« Reply #7 on: 01 May 2008, 19:09 »
Thank you all for you messages. I'm happy you like my game. I will try to correct the points you told me about for a future version of the game - including, I hope, new original musics and an english translation. :)

Rui 'Trovatore' Pires

  • Lunge da lei per me non v'ha diletto!
    • I can help with AGS tutoring
    • I can help with play testing
    • I can help with proof reading
    • I can help with scripting
    • I can help with story design
    • I can help with translating
    • I can help with voice acting
Re: [french game] Dread Mac Farlane
« Reply #8 on: 01 May 2008, 19:39 »
Future version of the game? Heck, we want MORE adventures like this! :D I'm currently stumped at the word puzzle, but this game has made my day! It's very good! And the storytelling in particular, the non-linear presentation, the characters' lines, heck - the characters' CLOSE-UPs... this is great stuff, and revamp it if you must, but what we really want is MORE games! :D
Reach for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.

Kneel. Now.

Never throw chicken at a Leprechaun.

Re: [french game] Dread Mac Farlane
« Reply #9 on: 02 May 2008, 06:40 »
Thank you very much :)
I intended to make 5 games (one game / book), but it's hard work and I don't have many time for this. But I'll try to make the others soon :)

Rui 'Trovatore' Pires

  • Lunge da lei per me non v'ha diletto!
    • I can help with AGS tutoring
    • I can help with play testing
    • I can help with proof reading
    • I can help with scripting
    • I can help with story design
    • I can help with translating
    • I can help with voice acting
Re: [french game] Dread Mac Farlane
« Reply #10 on: 03 May 2008, 11:47 »
Finally finished it. I have *no* idea why that was the word on the skulls - it's not even a french word, is it?

I can't stress this enough, it's a GREAT game, I loved every minute, right from the introduction! Please, do make a translation so that other people can enjoy it! (and do have it made by someone better at it than whoever translated James in Neverland :P )

EDIT - BTW, are you aware that your comics are available for download on eMule? On one hand I don't think you'll like this information, but hey, on the other hand, it's a sure sign of their popularity. ;D
« Last Edit: 03 May 2008, 11:49 by Rui 'Trovatore' Pires »
Reach for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.

Kneel. Now.

Never throw chicken at a Leprechaun.

Re: [french game] Dread Mac Farlane
« Reply #11 on: 03 May 2008, 14:27 »
Quote
I have *no* idea why that was the word on the skulls - it's not even a french word, is it?

in fact it s
Spoiler: ShowHide
The name of the famous pirate blackbeard

Re: [french game] Dread Mac Farlane
« Reply #12 on: 03 May 2008, 16:31 »
Oh my!! This looks incredible! I hope there's an English version eventually.
KPop and AGS....................that is my life.

Re: [french game] Dread Mac Farlane
« Reply #13 on: 03 May 2008, 17:52 »
Riseryn is right about the word, if you read the books you understand it :)

I knew my comics were available on Emule, but I can't do many things to prevent this... and reading on a computer screen will never be the same that having a real book in your hands, isn't it ? :)

I hope there will be a good english translation soon ^^

Re: [french game] Dread Mac Farlane
« Reply #14 on: 03 May 2008, 21:10 »
Where are we going if professional cartoonist makes games  ;D

(just kidding :) )

Re: [french game] Dread Mac Farlane
« Reply #15 on: 04 May 2008, 15:36 »
I enjoyed this game a lot! Nice graphics and good story line.

Re: [french game] Dread Mac Farlane
« Reply #16 on: 05 May 2008, 13:39 »
Great game, I should really read the DMF comics, but they're hard to find compared to the Naheulbeuk ones. :(

Re: [french game] Dread Mac Farlane
« Reply #17 on: 05 May 2008, 14:52 »
Indeed, but there are some online book shops who still have some :)

Re: [french game] Dread Mac Farlane
« Reply #18 on: 06 May 2008, 14:45 »
Thank you all for you messages. I'm happy you like my game. I will try to correct the points you told me about for a future version of the game - including, I hope, new original musics and an english translation. :)

Looking at the screenshots I'm very interested in the game, but due to it being in the french language I'm not able to play it.. In regard to an english translation, make sure someone who know the english language well proofreads it first (I've seen enough great adventure games ruined because of lousy translation)..

Matti

Re: [french game] Dread Mac Farlane
« Reply #19 on: 06 May 2008, 20:33 »
I like the graphics (except some little things like the waves) and the comic style in general. I tried it out but my french isn't good enough especially for the speeches are speedy and skipping automatically. So I stopped playing when getting on the ship.

Really looking forward to play the english version.

I have to quote Rui here:

This is MUCH more interesting, and much BETTER, than your previous attempt, I am amazed at the sudden rise in quality!

m0ds

  • Guest
Re: [french game] Dread Mac Farlane
« Reply #20 on: 07 May 2008, 00:46 »
Looks good! The title graphic suggests nudity also  := What exactly is the puzzle with the captain?

 :P

Re: [french game] Dread Mac Farlane
« Reply #21 on: 07 May 2008, 06:50 »
Ok, I will make  a good english translation as soon as possible :)

There is no surprise with the "sudden rise of quality". I have made James in Neverland because I like Reiner's graphics and I wanted to make a game with them, but I didn't really have a good story to use with. But I wrote the story of Dread Mac Farlane many years ago and worked a lot on it for the comics  books. And as many people asked me to make a game with all graphics made by my own hand, because I am a comic book drawer, I decided to adapt my book "Dread Mac Farlane".

That's all :)

Rui 'Trovatore' Pires

  • Lunge da lei per me non v'ha diletto!
    • I can help with AGS tutoring
    • I can help with play testing
    • I can help with proof reading
    • I can help with scripting
    • I can help with story design
    • I can help with translating
    • I can help with voice acting
Re: [french game] Dread Mac Farlane
« Reply #22 on: 07 May 2008, 08:16 »
That's cool info that only you, as the game maker, needs to know. If you had just released James as a comic book, also because "you wanted to use those graphics, never really mind the story", we would also have spotted a huge difference between James and MacFarlane. The audience doesn't get to see that side of the story, and for all we knew, James in Neverland was a good example of the best you could do.

And know we see Dread Mac Farlane. Do realize, please, how much you'd potentially injured your image because you just "wanted to make a game with those graphics" - all we know is there's a huge difference between those games, and without that extra info which only you need to know, people just assume it's because you got a hell of a lot better.
Reach for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.

Kneel. Now.

Never throw chicken at a Leprechaun.

Re: [french game] Dread Mac Farlane
« Reply #23 on: 07 May 2008, 11:59 »
Er, sorry.... I just wanted to explain why there are so many differences between those two games.
Personnaly, I like James In Neverland a lot too. The problem is that I don't have much time to draw my own graphics for my games, so I try to find graphics I like to make them.

Re: [french game] Dread Mac Farlane
« Reply #24 on: 07 May 2008, 14:34 »
Making games is a kind of relaxation when working on her comics i assume.
Marion is also the soul of the french ags forum and pitifully a day have only 24H and she s just able to work 19h a day  ;D
(You know home caring, childs, drawing and all that kind of stuff  ;D )

Re: [french game] Dread Mac Farlane
« Reply #25 on: 08 May 2008, 07:20 »
Thank you Riseryn ;)

paolo

  • This City at Night - out now!
    • I can help with play testing
    • I can help with proof reading
    • I can help with scripting
    • I can help with translating
    • paolo worked on one or more games that won an AGS Award!
    •  
    • paolo worked on one or more games that was nominated for an AGS Award!
Re: [french game] Dread Mac Farlane
« Reply #26 on: 09 May 2008, 12:55 »
Marion,

What beautifully drawn graphics - excellent job. Well done.

I've found a typo...
Spoiler: ShowHide
When you give the flagon of rum to La Teigne, he says "Il faut chaud" - I think that should be "Il fait chaud"
url=http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/2036/]This City at Night - Demo[/url]

Re: [french game] Dread Mac Farlane
« Reply #27 on: 09 May 2008, 18:44 »
You're right ! Sorry !

Jared

  • Feel like I should hate him for some reason
    • I can help with proof reading
    • I can help with story design
    • Jared worked on one or more games that won an AGS Award!
    •  
    • Jared worked on one or more games that was nominated for an AGS Award!
Re: [french game] Dread Mac Farlane
« Reply #28 on: 11 May 2008, 08:56 »
I'd like to volunteer my services as a proofreader for the English translation, if you wanted one. I do a lot of creative writing and work fairly quickly when editing/rewriting material.

That said I can't speak French (just English and a little Japanese) so I'd need a rough translation to work with.

While I'm hear I'd better add that this is the most beautiful-looking AGS game I've ever seen and I can't wait to play it.

Re: [french game] Dread Mac Farlane
« Reply #29 on: 11 May 2008, 14:22 »
Thank you very much, Jared  :)

Re: [french game] Dread Mac Farlane
« Reply #30 on: 12 May 2008, 16:53 »
Marion, I just finished the game and I'm left speechless. This was hands down one of the best adventure games I've played, and I thought the pirate genre would not be further explored again after the brilliant Nelly Cootalot. The graphics are absolutely amazing and you did not spare an effort to create as much as possible - the close-ups for instance highly support the immersion. The way you crafted the flashbacks and divided it up into different chapters, all leading to the grand showdown - the design of it all is brilliant. I, too, found the controls somewhat confusing with left/right doing different actions in the inventory and in-game, but it never took away from the captivation. Outstanding work and great balance between flow and difficulty. Since I liked the story so much, I'm going to pick up the comic books series as well if those are still available.

I tried the earlier AGS version too after playing (the one with the comic book panels and top-down view), and it sure has come a long way. Of course not only graphics-wise, but also in how you further adapted the story to an interactive medium. Move over, Jane Jensen.
« Last Edit: 12 May 2008, 17:02 by Sciere »

Re: [french game] Dread Mac Farlane
« Reply #31 on: 12 May 2008, 17:47 »
Thank you Sciere, I'm very happy you all enjoy my game  :)
Concerning the comic book, they are still available, but only in french (and nederland).
Oh, and, as Mods says, the title suggests nudity : there is no nudity in the game, but there are some soft erotics scenes in the comics books ;)

SSH

  • Flying round the world at the speed of haggis
    • I can help with scripting
    • SSH worked on one or more games that won an AGS Award!
    •  
    • SSH worked on one or more games that was nominated for an AGS Award!
Re: [french game] Dread Mac Farlane
« Reply #32 on: 12 May 2008, 17:53 »
For the impatient of us, can't you just stick the translation file through google translate so we can play NOW, please!

Rui 'Trovatore' Pires

  • Lunge da lei per me non v'ha diletto!
    • I can help with AGS tutoring
    • I can help with play testing
    • I can help with proof reading
    • I can help with scripting
    • I can help with story design
    • I can help with translating
    • I can help with voice acting
Re: [french game] Dread Mac Farlane
« Reply #33 on: 12 May 2008, 19:13 »
Oh, trust me, you wouldn't want that.
Reach for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.

Kneel. Now.

Never throw chicken at a Leprechaun.

Re: [french game] Dread Mac Farlane
« Reply #34 on: 13 May 2008, 06:10 »
Yes, be patient, someone is working on it :)
I will ask him if it's finished soon.

Re: [french game] Dread Mac Farlane
« Reply #35 on: 14 May 2008, 16:13 »
It seems the first album was only recently translated into Dutch, I had no problem finding it =)

Re: [french game] Dread Mac Farlane
« Reply #36 on: 14 May 2008, 17:57 »
That's true, and the second one will come soon I think :)

paolo

  • This City at Night - out now!
    • I can help with play testing
    • I can help with proof reading
    • I can help with scripting
    • I can help with translating
    • paolo worked on one or more games that won an AGS Award!
    •  
    • paolo worked on one or more games that was nominated for an AGS Award!
Re: [french game] Dread Mac Farlane
« Reply #37 on: 15 May 2008, 13:29 »
Un autre petit bug (another little bug):

Spoiler: ShowHide
In the mine, if you dig in the pile of stones a second time you find the box again.

On the whole, though, this is an excellently written game - not only are the graphics amazing, but the gameplay and scripting are top notch too!
url=http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/2036/]This City at Night - Demo[/url]

Re: [french game] Dread Mac Farlane
« Reply #38 on: 15 May 2008, 19:47 »
Thank you, I will fix that :)

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: [french game] Dread Mac Farlane
« Reply #39 on: 15 May 2008, 21:24 »
Damnit! ;D

Why do all the really cool-looking games have to be in French?

This looks like a really fun game, the art-work is great! It also sounds like an interesting game, so I really hope for you to make an English adaptation - I STRONGLY agree with SuperDre about having somebody who knows the English language to make the translation. You could very well have a great game here, but with a crappy translation, it'll deter immersion immensely.


--Snake
Grim: "You're making me want to quit smoking... stop it!;)"
miguel: "I second Grim, stop this nonsense! I love my cigarettes!"

paolo

  • This City at Night - out now!
    • I can help with play testing
    • I can help with proof reading
    • I can help with scripting
    • I can help with translating
    • paolo worked on one or more games that won an AGS Award!
    •  
    • paolo worked on one or more games that was nominated for an AGS Award!
Re: [french game] Dread Mac Farlane
« Reply #40 on: 18 May 2008, 09:52 »
Yes, for what it's worth, there are three qualities required of a translator to produce a good translation:

* Having excellent knowledge of the source language (the language being translated from).
* Having the target language (the language being translated into) as their mother tongue, not just so that they get the spelling and grammar right, but also so that they know what turns of phrase are suitable for particular situations.
* A good understanding of the subject matter of the original text.

So the ideal translator here would be someone who has English as their first language, knows French very well and also knows the Peter Pan stories well and has some familiarity with nautical terminology.

This is kind of the wrong place to post this because it's academic now that the translation is under way (and I'm sure the translation will be fine), but I thought I'd mention it.

===============

EDIT: I'm totally stuck in the mine I've asked about this in Hints and Tips and someone mentioned that
Spoiler: ShowHide
if you interact with everything, the game goes to a cutscene,
but no joy. I'm bringing this up here in case it's a bug - Marion? I wonder if it might be to do with
Spoiler: ShowHide
getting the box twice from the pile of stones.


EDIT 2: Yes, it looks like this is caused by the bug I have already mentioned:
Spoiler: ShowHide
getting the box twice from the pile of stones.
I went back to the point where I entered the mine for the first time, did what was necessary, and then when I came out of the mine, the cutscene started.
« Last Edit: 19 May 2008, 13:12 by paolo »
url=http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/2036/]This City at Night - Demo[/url]

Re: [french game] Dread Mac Farlane
« Reply #41 on: 19 May 2008, 14:29 »
Yeah, sorry for this bug, it will be fixed in the next version.

paolo

  • This City at Night - out now!
    • I can help with play testing
    • I can help with proof reading
    • I can help with scripting
    • I can help with translating
    • paolo worked on one or more games that won an AGS Award!
    •  
    • paolo worked on one or more games that was nominated for an AGS Award!
Re: [french game] Dread Mac Farlane
« Reply #42 on: 19 May 2008, 18:47 »
No problem. I've found a similar one -
Spoiler: ShowHide
when you are in the caves, you can ask the captain for the file repeatedly.
Hopefully this does not cause a problem anywhere.
url=http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/2036/]This City at Night - Demo[/url]

Re: [french game] Dread Mac Farlane
« Reply #43 on: 20 May 2008, 07:17 »
I will look at it.

The english translation is done, I will upload the new version of the game very soon :)
Thanks to The Orator for this !


EDIT : The new version with the english translation and some bugs fixed is available !
http://katurajdr.jexiste.fr/fichiers/jeux/dread.zip
« Last Edit: 20 May 2008, 20:03 by Marion »

Re: [french game] Dread Mac Farlane
« Reply #44 on: 21 May 2008, 00:20 »
Whooopsy daisy!

Playing it through a little ways with the translation, I see that not everything makes perfect sense in the context... It's just that the messages went by so fast in game that I couldn't always read the French so when I got the translation file I didn't always have the context.  :-\

I hope you guys don't find it too distracting, and when I have the time I'll probably go through and fix the problem sentences...

EDIT: In fact, if you guys could wait until I have this figured out that'd be great. Some of the mistakes I made are frankly a little embarrassing. :-[
« Last Edit: 21 May 2008, 00:36 by The Orator »

Re: [french game] Dread Mac Farlane
« Reply #45 on: 21 May 2008, 06:16 »
Ok, I delete the file for now, I will wait for the corrected translation to upload it again :)

paolo

  • This City at Night - out now!
    • I can help with play testing
    • I can help with proof reading
    • I can help with scripting
    • I can help with translating
    • paolo worked on one or more games that won an AGS Award!
    •  
    • paolo worked on one or more games that was nominated for an AGS Award!
Re: [french game] Dread Mac Farlane
« Reply #46 on: 23 May 2008, 13:35 »
The Orator:

If you play the game in a window rather than full screen, you can just click on your desktop (or do anything that removes the focus from the game window, such as click on another application) and the game pauses until you click on the game window again.
url=http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/2036/]This City at Night - Demo[/url]

Re: [french game] Dread Mac Farlane
« Reply #47 on: 31 May 2008, 20:26 »
Hi,
the game is available again, the english translation file has been fixed !
http://katurajdr.jexiste.fr/fichiers/jeux/dread.zip

Re: [french game] Dread Mac Farlane
« Reply #48 on: 01 Jun 2008, 06:16 »
oh thanx... gonna play it real soon...

Re: [french game] Dread Mac Farlane
« Reply #49 on: 02 Jun 2008, 07:55 »
Good news. I know what I will do this evening ;-)


SSH

  • Flying round the world at the speed of haggis
    • I can help with scripting
    • SSH worked on one or more games that won an AGS Award!
    •  
    • SSH worked on one or more games that was nominated for an AGS Award!
Re: [french game] Dread Mac Farlane
« Reply #50 on: 02 Jun 2008, 12:06 »
It would be nice if the Menu screen and the plot summary in the book on starting a new game were also translated (by creating new images and replacing them if the english translation is detected?)

Re: [french game] Dread Mac Farlane
« Reply #51 on: 02 Jun 2008, 12:11 »
Yes, sorry, but I don't know how to "detect" the english translation in the game...  ???
Anyway, "Nouvelle partie" = start new game, "charger partie" = load game, "quitter" = quit.

SSH

  • Flying round the world at the speed of haggis
    • I can help with scripting
    • SSH worked on one or more games that won an AGS Award!
    •  
    • SSH worked on one or more games that was nominated for an AGS Award!
Re: [french game] Dread Mac Farlane
« Reply #52 on: 02 Jun 2008, 12:23 »
Code: [Select]
if (Game.TranslationFilename == "English2") {
  Display("You are using the English translation.");
}

Rui 'Trovatore' Pires

  • Lunge da lei per me non v'ha diletto!
    • I can help with AGS tutoring
    • I can help with play testing
    • I can help with proof reading
    • I can help with scripting
    • I can help with story design
    • I can help with translating
    • I can help with voice acting
Re: [french game] Dread Mac Farlane
« Reply #53 on: 02 Jun 2008, 12:24 »
Did a post of mine just get deleted? ???

I had posted the appropriate snippet from the manual...

EDIT - Wow. Maybe I change tabs and forgot to press "post". That's a first.
« Last Edit: 02 Jun 2008, 12:26 by Rui 'Trovatore' Pires »
Reach for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.

Kneel. Now.

Never throw chicken at a Leprechaun.

Re: [french game] Dread Mac Farlane
« Reply #54 on: 02 Jun 2008, 12:31 »
I didn't know this option, thank you  :)

Re: Dread Mac Farlane
« Reply #55 on: 02 Jun 2008, 22:06 »
The comic style graphics worked extremely well with the rather edgy story to produce an intriguing contrast. Loved the character close-ups too. In fact the whole experience was very solid package right down to the piratey music, which fit the game like a glove. The puzzle design was far from fancy, but at least the puzzles were mostly logical. In many places they did feel a bit tacked on and I confess I enjoyed the story and the overall experience much more than actually playing the game. Excellent first try though.

That said, I was left with an impression that the low resolution worked a bit against your drawing style here (and I have nothing against low res games generally). Not being an artist myself I might be talking out of my ass, but I'd hazard a guess that your art style and work flow doesn't really benefit from the low pixel count, and you'd probably be able to produce higher res graphics and animation in about the same time, seeing as it's all black outlines with very simple shading. The higher resolution might give an even greater sense of playing a comic book, which to me would seem like something you might have been aiming for.

PS: I'd definitely be interested in the books if they were available in a language I could understand. My loss.

Re: Dread Mac Farlane
« Reply #56 on: 03 Jun 2008, 05:21 »
Thank you tube  :)
I have made the game in 640x480 because I didn't want it to be too heavy. But I will try a 800x600 game next time if it isn't too long.

Re: Dread Mac Farlane
« Reply #57 on: 04 Jun 2008, 11:38 »
I finished the game a few minutes ago, and I must say that I'm really impressed.

This is high quality. The graphics are fine, the music fits into the set, the story is deep, the characters are lovely, this game contains anything I like at adventures. The riddles were very easy, but this was very good for the game flow.

I hope you will find the time to make games from the other comic books.

Just two things:

In the english translation, when leaving the mermaid, Dread says 'See you soon, Jamal' and there are some minor typing errors.

When standing in the water beneath the boat on the island with the footsteps, Dreads sprite is flickering a bit.

But altogether, this is a relly fine game.

« Last Edit: 04 Jun 2008, 12:41 by neon »

Re: Dread Mac Farlane
« Reply #58 on: 04 Jun 2008, 12:15 »
Thank you very much :)
I understand the translation problem with the mermaid : in fact, two dialogs contains the same text "see you soon" in french. The first one is when you talk with Jamal. Then when you talk to the mermaid, AGS read the first "see you soon", the one with Jamal instead of the one with the mermaid...  ::)

I have begun the work with the adapation of the second book, but it won't be easy. It's not really an adventure any more, it's more psychologic. I will see if I can do it.

Re: Dread Mac Farlane
« Reply #59 on: 04 Jun 2008, 12:43 »
Thanks for the info, it's important since I'm currently writing a review for part 1.

Re: Dread Mac Farlane
« Reply #60 on: 07 Jun 2008, 23:17 »

I have begun the work with the adapation of the second book, but it won't be easy. It's not really an adventure any more, it's more psychologic. I will see if I can do it.

Cool, looking forward to it. :)
Do you have any plans to make games of your other series too?

BTW maybe you should add "English version released" to the topic title to attract more people? :P
« Last Edit: 07 Jun 2008, 23:18 by Joneleth »

Re: Dread Mac Farlane
« Reply #61 on: 08 Jun 2008, 07:19 »
Good idea  ;)

I don't think I will adapt my other comic books at this time.

Matti

Re: Dread Mac Farlane (english translation available !)
« Reply #62 on: 12 Jun 2008, 23:24 »
I think I found a bug.

At the beginning of the 1st chapter when talking to the captain the close-up-view suddenly changed to a conversation with the cook Mister Smee and Dread is standing somewhere at the bottom right corner of the screen, outside the walkable area. I think this just happens if you talk to the captain BEFORE talking to Mister Smee, but I'm not quite sure.

But it's no big deal, though standing outside the walkable area one can still leave the room.

But let me say: It's a really nice game  :)

EDIT: I just tested it again and it works if you talk to the cook before talking to the captain.
« Last Edit: 12 Jun 2008, 23:27 by matti »

Re: Dread Mac Farlane (english translation available !)
« Reply #63 on: 13 Jun 2008, 06:59 »
Thank you, I will see if I can fix this bug.

Re: Dread Mac Farlane (english translation available !)
« Reply #64 on: 15 Jun 2008, 06:09 »
Awesome game, FUN FUN FUN :D
Thank you :)

skeeter

  • Guest
Re: Dread Mac Farlane (english translation available !)
« Reply #65 on: 19 Jun 2008, 04:15 »
Hi,

  Could you tell me what the first screen of writing says? The introduction, after I press new game. I'm just wondering what it says, because then I'm playing the game and I'm not sure where I am or what I'm doing.

Thanks!

Re: Dread Mac Farlane (english translation available !)
« Reply #66 on: 19 Jun 2008, 07:03 »
It says :

In mysterious ruins in the jungle, a sailors crew enters a strange voodoo hideout...

skeeter

  • Guest
Re: Dread Mac Farlane (english translation available !)
« Reply #67 on: 23 Jun 2008, 07:10 »
Thank you!

Re: Dread Mac Farlane (english translation available !)
« Reply #68 on: 23 Jun 2008, 19:44 »
Great!

Ultra Magnus

  • Welcome to you're "Doom!"
Re: Dread Mac Farlane (english translation available !)
« Reply #69 on: 27 Jun 2008, 09:05 »
Just finished the game, and I really did like it. Well done.

Only a couple of criticisms/bugs...
*I think there were too many time cuts. The flashback scenes were used well and to good effect of revealing the plot little by little, but there were just too many of them in my opinion.
*A lot of the time when changing scenes (particularly when going to a character's speaking view, but not always) a little bit of text (not in a text box) would flash up on the screen, far too fast to see what it says, though.
*The ending was a bit... abrupt. It just sort of stopped.
*The English translation still needs work, I'm afraid. An example:-
Spoiler: ShowHide
I couldn't really tell what Dread and Peter were talking about between giving him the map and the pirates turning up.
The rest was functional enough, but not really fluent.

Other than that, good stuff. Great artwork and music especially.
I don't mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel, but I am, so that's how it comes out.

I'm tired of pretending I'm not bitchin', a total frickin' rock star from Mars.

Re: Dread Mac Farlane (english translation available !)
« Reply #70 on: 27 Jun 2008, 09:47 »
Thank you very much.
I'm working on the second game, but it's more difficult because it's not really an adventure like the first one. I hope you will like it anyway.

Re: Dread Mac Farlane (english translation available !)
« Reply #71 on: 28 Jun 2008, 04:14 »
Yeah guys, I'm sorry about how the translation turned out.

French has this habit of implying nothing, and I didn't feel like I could take enough liberty with the dialogue to make it really flow in English.

If ever given the opportunity again, I'll definitely put more time into it.

Re: Dread Mac Farlane (english translation available !)
« Reply #72 on: 01 Jul 2008, 07:38 »
Oh dear, Dread Mac Farlane is the game of the month !!

Thank you, thank you very much !!  ;D

Ultra Magnus

  • Welcome to you're "Doom!"
Re: Dread Mac Farlane (english translation available !)
« Reply #73 on: 01 Jul 2008, 08:47 »
Yeah guys, I'm sorry about how the translation turned out.

French has this habit of implying nothing, and I didn't feel like I could take enough liberty with the dialogue to make it really flow in English.

Don't worry about it too much.
As I said, it's functional enough for the most part, and it didn't stop the game being pick of the month.

Congrats on that, by the way.
I don't mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel, but I am, so that's how it comes out.

I'm tired of pretending I'm not bitchin', a total frickin' rock star from Mars.

Re: Dread Mac Farlane (english translation available !)
« Reply #74 on: 01 Jul 2008, 09:46 »
Thank you :)

Re: Dread Mac Farlane (english translation available !)
« Reply #75 on: 06 Jul 2008, 17:14 »
wow, great game. love the graphics, and the story is well told, with the flashbacks, etc.
thanks!

"It's a fairy! She's naked! Curse these low-res graphics!" - Duty and Beyond

Re: Dread Mac Farlane (english translation available !)
« Reply #76 on: 16 Sep 2008, 23:38 »
I saw this game a month ago, and was longing to play it. But alas, the link was not working anymore. Then I saw the domain had changed and after a little thinking I decided to trie to use the path and change the domain and, o wondrous joy, it worked. so here it is
May all go well for you,

Martin

Re: Dread Mac Farlane (english translation available !)
« Reply #77 on: 17 Sep 2008, 08:43 »
Thank you, I will check this.

Re: Dread Mac Farlane (english translation available !)
« Reply #78 on: 29 Sep 2008, 19:45 »
great game! but i have no clue what the very beginning had to do with the rest of the game. i.e. the voodoo woman. maybe i'm just dense.

Re: Dread Mac Farlane (english translation available !)
« Reply #79 on: 30 Sep 2008, 07:46 »
In fact, you discover this in the sequel. But it's not done yet...