Author Topic: [COMPLETE] BAKE SALE: Fragment  (Read 8694 times)

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[COMPLETE] BAKE SALE: Fragment
« on: 24 Oct 2011, 10:44 »
Ben Chandler, Paranormal Investigator and Sebastian Pfaller, Paranormal Tax Inspector present
- after three years of letting the dough rise, just in time for the AGS Bake Sale -
the third instalment in their ongoing “robo emotion” series:

Fragment
A cybernetic ménage à (x²-x)


Timothy Jenkins is an aspiring scientist in the field of experimental cybernetic psychology. He is a loner, working the days away in his tiny laboratory, mostly known to fellow scientists for the unconventional and daring character of his work - often conducted at the borders of the code of scientific practice. His most recent experimental setup, called the Plateaus of Oblivion, was intended to explore human memory and conditions of forgetting, remembering, grief and remorse - but somewhere along the way, in the heat of the moment, Timothy loses control of the situation. An effervescent whirlwind of pure emotional code unfolds, and he soon finds himself confronted with memories from an uncertain past, with fears he had long forgotten and suppressed - and with love, where he least expects it. Can he, a man who has long lost track of the world, handle this digital emotion overload?

Prepare yourself for an introspective and surreal 32-bit colour extravaganza of digitalized emotions!


Fragment features:
- long dialogue, featuring interesting sentences (click mouse to skip)
- puzzles that can be solved by clicking things
- digital representations of both digital and real things to look at
- popular computer psychology
- sorry ass music (access to high quality sample bank: denied)
- valuable lesson for all of us


edit: As of today, this game has been marked as complete.
« Last Edit: 08 Jan 2012, 17:18 by kaputtnik »
I, object.

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Re: BAKE SALE: Fragment
« Reply #1 on: 24 Oct 2011, 10:47 »
Ja-Hooooo! Arcady!

You sneaky... game-makers, you!

*Ghost does a fanboy dance*

I remember that! I want that! Oh wait: I'm going to get it, right?

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Re: BAKE SALE: Fragment
« Reply #2 on: 24 Oct 2011, 10:49 »
The best part of this is how meta it all will be to you as a player!

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...finds himself confronted with memories from an uncertain past...

 :o >:( ???

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Re: BAKE SALE: Fragment
« Reply #3 on: 24 Oct 2011, 10:52 »
I'd even claim that meta starts here!

To quote one of my favourite quotes ever:


[11:43:41 AM CEST] Dr McDoctor PhD: I cut the screnshots incorrectly, so they both have small white one-pixel-borders, huhuhu.
[11:43:45 AM CEST] Dr McDoctor PhD: But I'll post it anyway.
[11:44:03 AM CEST] Dr McDoctor PhD: People will question my professionality, but I don't give a flying burrito brother!
[11:44:39 AM CEST] ThreeOhFour: haha
[11:44:40 AM CEST] ThreeOhFour: Ok.
[11:46:35 AM CEST] ThreeOhFour: Oh man
[11:46:40 AM CEST] ThreeOhFour: The thread is up.
[11:46:49 AM CEST] ThreeOhFour: What unprofessional white 1px borders >:(
[11:47:19 AM CEST] Dr McDoctor PhD: I meant to question peoples' perception of digital reality that way.
[11:47:22 AM CEST] ThreeOhFour: This was clearly made by someone totally unprofessional!
[11:47:39 AM CEST] Dr McDoctor PhD: They will ask themselves: "Is this real? No, it must be fake, there are 1px white borders!"
[11:47:52 AM CEST] ThreeOhFour: Of course!

I, object.

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Re: BAKE SALE: Fragment
« Reply #4 on: 24 Oct 2011, 15:31 »
This looks so unprofessional, I have lost all faith in ThreeOhFour! :(

Seriously, this looks very lovely indeed and the story sounds very intriguing.  Can't wait to see more.
« Last Edit: 24 Oct 2011, 15:39 by Tier »

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Re: BAKE SALE: Fragment
« Reply #5 on: 24 Oct 2011, 15:36 »
Is Ben making every game in the bake sale? Can he make mine too? Man, that would save me a lot of time.  8)
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Re: BAKE SALE: Fragment
« Reply #6 on: 24 Oct 2011, 15:55 »
Finally! :)

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Re: BAKE SALE: Fragment
« Reply #7 on: 24 Oct 2011, 16:48 »
More Bake Sale games! This looks beautiful in every way.

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Re: BAKE SALE: Fragment
« Reply #8 on: 24 Oct 2011, 17:15 »
So let me get this straight:
Ben is creating one game, co-creating this game, starring in another game, and may be involved in another game that has yet to be announced?
Holy Batman, we have a machine among our troops!
We should rename the sale to AGS Ben Sale!!!
The backgrounds look lovely, by the way...

Re: BAKE SALE: Fragment
« Reply #9 on: 24 Oct 2011, 17:19 »
So let me get this straight:
Ben is creating one game, co-creating this game, starring in another game, and may be involved in another game that has yet to be announced?
Holy Batman, we have a machine among our troops!

And mind you,

I've made a bit of a slow start [...]

 ;D

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Re: BAKE SALE: Fragment
« Reply #10 on: 24 Oct 2011, 17:30 »
Just in case anyone is concerned about Ben's health: The "letting the dough rise" thing actually means that Ben started the game way back (before Heed, if I remember correctly), then I took over at some point and advanced the project to a level of procrastination as of yet unparalleled in the Threeohfouriverse. Which means: Only the writing, scripting, musicking and soundual effectualicating parts of the game have to be completed, and Ben only has to sprinkle some of his magic pixels here and there to add some missing sprities or a tiny little background, which I am sure he can do in breaks between hunting for his candy box, graphically exploding the planet and doing unknown things for an unknown game!
I, object.

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Re: BAKE SALE: Fragment
« Reply #11 on: 24 Oct 2011, 17:39 »
And after that we can sell him?  ->
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We should rename the sale to AGS Ben Sale!!!
« Last Edit: 24 Oct 2011, 17:42 by Ghost »

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Re: BAKE SALE: Fragment
« Reply #12 on: 27 Oct 2011, 01:54 »
Yes, Fragment's alive again  :D

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Re: BAKE SALE: Fragment
« Reply #13 on: 21 Dec 2011, 11:02 »
Update on this: I finished the last graphics for it last night! Now Sebastian merely needs to put those final touches on and in the game, and put it into the Funk-o-Oven 2003 and it will be ready for digesting!

(note - emotional and personal themes contained within the game may make it unsuitable for digestion)

Heartbreak-thermometer!

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BAKE SALE: Fragment
« Reply #14 on: 22 Dec 2011, 10:44 »
Hi Ben,

If you interested in a french translation for any of your games, then I am your man

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Re: BAKE SALE: Fragment
« Reply #15 on: 22 Dec 2011, 12:53 »
I think I'm must have been drunk or something, cause I can't believe any other reason, I missed this. I'm hooked, may you please create this, otherwise, i will be heartbroken.
No more military army stuff. I'm alive and back.

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Re: BAKE SALE: Fragment
« Reply #16 on: 22 Dec 2011, 15:16 »
Duals, I can assure you: this game will be finished and you hopefully won't be heartbroken. And it will most likely feature some sort of robot porn, too. Romantic virtual robot porn in the dark with no lights on, but still -

Surdy: Le responsable, c'est moi - Ben and me are working on the game together, but by now most of the text is mine. Once the game is complete, I'll gladly send you the files for translation, although it will be quite a lot of text.


Progress report: 92,4% of the game complete.
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Re: BAKE SALE: Fragment
« Reply #17 on: 22 Dec 2011, 15:18 »
Excellent news! To the Funk-O-Oven!  :D
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Re: BAKE SALE: Fragment
« Reply #18 on: 22 Dec 2011, 20:44 »
.. and with love, where he least expects it. Can he, a man who has long lost track of the world, handle this digital emotion overload?

Prepare yourself for an introspective and surreal 32-bit colour extravaganza of digitalized emotions!

... feelings -whowhowhow- feelings ... 


Your update brings good news ~ can't wait for all these emotions to come and take me away!

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BAKE SALE: Fragment
« Reply #19 on: 23 Dec 2011, 12:32 »
Hi kapputnik,  ;)

I have already translated Nelly Cootalot Spoonbeaks Ahoy & Chance of the Dead but the versions are not ready, probably next year.  ;D

I am also interested by translating another Ben Chandler's game like Awakener, Eternally Us, Airwave, City, Annie Android but I have no answers.  :'(

Please talk to Ben  :)