Author Topic: The story of Joijo - New Screenshots!  (Read 14847 times)

The story of Joijo - New Screenshots!
« on: 22 Dec 2011, 18:07 »


The story of Joijo is the working name of this game.

Its a classic point-and-click saga that I started over a year ago.
I wanted to test the program and making graphics and backgrounds.
The game has a simple interface, one-click for all options.

There will be three short parts, the first part is complete.

The story is set in Southeast Europe in middle of 1980. Our "hero" Joijo is a simple and poor thief.
He has decided to quit stealing and become a decent man, but first he'll do one last job.
The plan is to steal a priceless diamond from the thieves leader and sell it.
A job that does not quite go as planned.

PROGRESS:

Demo:
Story: 100%
Scripting: 99%
Graphics: 99%
Sound/Music: 50%
Lines/text/spelling: 50%

Full game:
Story: 100%
Scripting: 10%
Graphics: 30%
Sound/Music: 0%
Lines/text/spelling: 10%

32-bit
640x400


 A new screen from a cutscene, fresh from the first part.





following two pictures are to show my remake the game to more pixel based graphics.




Last three picture is from the intro.


Watts happening!

11 Dec 2012 - A new screen from a cutscenes.
19 Aug 2012 - Added three picture from the new intro.
25 Jul 2012 - Added two New screen on the graphics remake.
19 May 2012 - Added picture, from sketch to completed background.

« Last Edit: 13 Jun 2013, 12:34 by Martyn »

miguel

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Re: The story of Joijo
« Reply #1 on: 22 Dec 2011, 18:37 »
Nice graphics!
Looks very interesting.
I think you're thinking well about splitting the game in chapters, it's not so time-consuming!

Good luck with this!
Working on a RON game!!!!!

Monsieur OUXX

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Re: The story of Joijo
« Reply #2 on: 22 Dec 2011, 23:18 »
WOW!
 

Re: The story of Joijo
« Reply #3 on: 23 Dec 2011, 10:33 »
Gorgeous screens so far!
ca. 50% completed

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Re: The story of Joijo
« Reply #4 on: 23 Dec 2011, 10:47 »
Absolutely beautiful. Looking great so far, keep up the good work and good luck with it.


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Re: The story of Joijo
« Reply #5 on: 23 Dec 2011, 11:03 »
This looks great, and I like the simple premise leading the protagonist into mystery. Can't wait!

Re: The story of Joijo
« Reply #6 on: 23 Dec 2011, 11:21 »
A mystery that begins with two bad guys and a car crash... Reminds me of Mulholland drv.
« Last Edit: 01 Jan 2012, 12:55 by Cyrus »

The story of Joijo
« Reply #7 on: 23 Dec 2011, 11:31 »
Hi lowfive,

Your game looks great. If you are interested by a free french translation after releasing, I am your man.

Secret Fawful

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Re: The story of Joijo
« Reply #8 on: 23 Dec 2011, 11:38 »
This looks absolutely lovely, and unique. I haven't seen an AGS adventure game that looked like this since Jimmy Jam.

Devise the puzzles. Destroy the hero. Defeat the player.

Al_Ninio is an attention-seeking drama whore.

Re: The story of Joijo
« Reply #9 on: 23 Dec 2011, 12:54 »
Thanks! we will see where it goes with this. Now, I take some time off and wish you all a Merry Christmas.



//Martin

Re: The story of Joijo
« Reply #10 on: 23 Dec 2011, 15:47 »
I'm interested to know whether it will be a purely detective story, or with some surrealistic/mystical elements.

Re: The story of Joijo
« Reply #11 on: 23 Dec 2011, 17:20 »
I can say so much that it will not be a pure detective story. The inspiration comes from the movie Brazil 1985 and The Trial "Kafka"

It will be a journey through three parts. Awakening, enlightenment and the great truth.

what more can I say, it will be dark and with a screwed sense of humor.




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Re: The story of Joijo
« Reply #12 on: 23 Dec 2011, 17:59 »
Dear Lord! You'd better put that inside spoiler tags before Dual hijacks this thread!!! :o

Love what I see, especially the toned down use of colours, very nice mood. Great stuff lowfive!  
« Last Edit: 23 Dec 2011, 18:01 by Tramponline »

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Re: The story of Joijo
« Reply #13 on: 23 Dec 2011, 17:59 »
.... it will be dark and with a screwed sense of humor.

 ... looking forward to this one!

Re: The story of Joijo
« Reply #14 on: 23 Dec 2011, 21:34 »
Nice style!
"Loose ends have a way of strangling you"

Re: The story of Joijo
« Reply #15 on: 30 Dec 2011, 11:03 »
The inspiration comes from the movie Brazil 1985 and The Trial "Kafka"

For more inspiration, you can check out Jasper Fforde's "Shades of Grey". There are similarities to those ones  ;D
« Last Edit: 30 Dec 2011, 12:31 by Cyrus »

Re: The story of Joijo
« Reply #16 on: 27 Feb 2012, 11:53 »
Okay!

I can report that i have almost completed the first part. Three "rooms" with a few minor problems and a beginning to a story. Have no idea what I'm doing so it becomes as it gets. Only have a few things left to do, will probably be ready in a week or two.

Story: 100%
Dialogs: 100% (not much dialogue in the first part)
Graphics: 100%
Music and Sound 90%
Coding: 90%

It takes more time to do everything self than I thought. But of course I will make a clear demo so you can try.
Thought I had a good ending to this part so I'm a bit excited to continue the next also.

/Martin






Re: The story of Joijo
« Reply #17 on: 27 Feb 2012, 12:40 »
Yoo-hoo! So we'll see the first part after one-two weeks?

Tabata

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Re: The story of Joijo
« Reply #18 on: 27 Feb 2012, 16:50 »
Cool!
Good news! 

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Re: The story of Joijo
« Reply #19 on: 28 Feb 2012, 09:10 »
This project looks really nice, I especially like the art style and the main character. Looking forward to this.
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