Author Topic: Damsel  (Read 17181 times)

Damsel
« on: 25 Sep 2008, 05:30 »
Damsel: Chapter One, by Strange Visitor Productions!

Poor Damsel...her life was so perfect back at the castle, riding her pony, brushing her hair and visiting the spa.  But now her royal princessliness has been kidnapped by the quasi-evil, fat little middle aged wizard Dorkus, and trapped high in a tower with no doors!  She's held out as long as she can, but if she doesn't escape tonight, Dorkus will force her to marry him!  What's a girl in distress to do?

Well, wait for rescue, obviously.  But when rescues go wrong, Damsels must do it for themselves!



Damsel is a short two-room comedy adventure game that took us about a month to make.  It comes in two versions, with voice and without.  The voice version (56 MB) can be downloaded from the main link, and without (13.6 MB) from the mirror link.  We recommend the voice version, as we had some really talented performers. :)  It also has a built-in hint system for the terminally perplexed, just look for the Question Mark on the in-game menu.

Download Damsel here!

Our Talented Team:

Strange Visitor - Writing, Programming, Minor Animations and Various Hooplas
Pijin Pastrana - Background and Character Art, Major Animations
TwinMoon - Beautiful Music and Beta Testing
Windpiper - Voice Acting and Beta Testing
ElaineMc - Voice Acting and Beta Testing
Jesse Cox - Voice Acting and Beta Testing
MashPotato - Beta Testing
Jared Banta - Beta Testing

Thank you so much to everyone who helped make this game happen, especially to our super-awesome voice actor and actresses, the helpful forum folks and our eagle-eyed beta testers without whom I would be quite embarrassed. :)  We'd love to hear from anybody, praise, critique, questions, anything.  Damsel will eventually be turned into a series of short chapter games, so keep an eye out for our erstwhile heroine!

Thanks for playing, and enjoy!
« Last Edit: 25 Sep 2008, 16:20 by Strange Visitor »

Re: Damsel
« Reply #1 on: 25 Sep 2008, 07:01 »
Nice short game
 

Re: Damsel
« Reply #2 on: 25 Sep 2008, 07:16 »
Congratulations ! I really enjoyed it. The graphics were simple and clean and perfect, the characters were great and so was the voice acting. The prince's voice was fantastic.
I would love to see another game starring Damsel.
Thanks for the game!

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Re: Damsel
« Reply #3 on: 25 Sep 2008, 07:53 »
Well done, especially the voices.  Typically they detract from a freeware adventure but in this case they were quite good!

Re: Damsel
« Reply #4 on: 25 Sep 2008, 09:04 »
This looks really good.

I'm having trouble downloading the game however, I clicked the link here and then the main download one (for voices included), and the filefront site won't let me download the file... I get the following box:

X6
The server replies that you don't have permissions to download this file.
Details: HTTP/1.1 403 Access Forbidden

Can anyone help me please?

Thanks.

Re: Damsel
« Reply #5 on: 25 Sep 2008, 09:11 »
That's...really weird.  I just tried it myself right after reading your post, and it worked.  Agghh, I hope FF isn't flaking out on me.

Anyone else having this problem?  :-[

Re: Damsel
« Reply #6 on: 25 Sep 2008, 09:16 »
Very nice ;-)

Fine graphics, nice voice acting and a lot of humor. It's really remarkable, how much you packed into a little 2 room game. Playing time was about 15 minutes and I really enjoyed it.
« Last Edit: 25 Sep 2008, 15:37 by neon »

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Re: Damsel
« Reply #7 on: 25 Sep 2008, 09:23 »
Score seems that this game's short... but I'll give it a shot..
No more military army stuff. I'm alive and back.

Re: Damsel
« Reply #8 on: 25 Sep 2008, 09:33 »
Thanks for trying, seems like I'm the only one with this problem :(

I've tried it using firefox and IE and I get the same error.

EDIT: It also says on the screen

Your download has failed. You have an invalid session set. Click here to try your download again.

I don't know what invalid session set means though.

Re: Damsel
« Reply #9 on: 25 Sep 2008, 10:05 »
« Last Edit: 25 Sep 2008, 16:21 by Strange Visitor »

Re: Damsel
« Reply #10 on: 25 Sep 2008, 10:13 »
I also had the message but the download worked anyway. Maybe you are using some kind of popup blocker?

Re: Damsel
« Reply #11 on: 25 Sep 2008, 14:12 »
Congrats on a fiiiiiine game, guys! :D

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Re: Damsel
« Reply #12 on: 25 Sep 2008, 15:07 »
Just finished the game and I had lots of fun with it!
thanks guys! :)
Working on a RON game!!!!!

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Re: Damsel
« Reply #13 on: 25 Sep 2008, 16:15 »
yay that was great fun! I really liked the reactions and humour. A shame it's so short. The voices were well done and funny. Graphics looked great and the music was nice.

 

Re: Damsel
« Reply #14 on: 25 Sep 2008, 17:36 »
Thanks to everyone for the compliments, we're so happy you all liked it!  ;D

Buckethead: Don't worry 'bout the shortness, we're eventually going to get Damsel in all kinds of terrible situations for heroines...kidnapped by pirates, chained to sacrifice rocks, umm...kidnapped by...other pirates...and thrown into volcanoes?  I'm sure I'll think of something by the time we get back to her. :)

Robvalue:  Were you ever able to download it?

Re: Damsel
« Reply #15 on: 25 Sep 2008, 17:42 »
Robvalue: Just ignore the message and click on 'Download now', not on 'click here to try again'

Re: Damsel
« Reply #16 on: 25 Sep 2008, 22:16 »
I still can't download it no matter what I do, thanks for the advice neon, but I just keep getting that error message and no download no matter how I try to do it.

Thanks for asking though, I don't understand why I'm the only one who can't seem to get it :( Oh well.

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Re: Damsel
« Reply #17 on: 26 Sep 2008, 00:24 »
@robvalue

You can download it temporarily here so you can also enjoy this wonderful game.
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Re: Damsel
« Reply #18 on: 26 Sep 2008, 07:52 »
Hey - this was good! The voices really added to the characters (The interpretation of Damsel reminded me heavily of that MTV show where rich kids are being given Landrovers for their 16th birthdays, forgot the name...). The graphics and animations were very nice, and I also liked TwinMoons music and the sound effects very much, it was all very well concerted.

And as a man who patiently sits in his seat in the cinema until everybody else is gone and his girlfriend is getting considerably nervous while he is still waiting for that special moment at the end of the movie that only he will have seen because all the other impatient not-nerds have long left - I have to say, I've been rewarded once again.
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Re: Damsel
« Reply #19 on: 26 Sep 2008, 09:17 »
Thanks everyone for helping me to be able to play this game!

Thank you Leon that is so kind of you to do that for me, I appreciate it :)

It worked first time from that link, I look forward to playing it now!

Once I've had the chance to play it I'll let you know what I think :)