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BAKE SALE: RETINA
« on: 13 Jan 2012, 11:02 »
Prologue:
I am quite aware of the rules, but I'm either breaking the games in-production ones, or these, so well. I'll be providing some concept art and designs for the following days till the bake sale. The game is 100% complete, and unlike I believe everyone else, I didn't make a wip topic, cause I never thought the end was due. So I apologize if this comes out of the blue.


Information:

Retina, is a keyboard controlled Zelda-like interfaced game. if anything it can be categorized as a prison simulator, I guess. In Retina, every item is represented by a letter. A wall is a series of the letters W.



The game takes place loosely around 2028, Christmas Eve.



You have been arrested for HIGH TREASON AGAINST THE CROWN, along with your friend. You are given FIVE DAYS to confess against your friend. A vision of the past seems to haunt you.



Features:
- Realistic actions (pretty much everything is possible. For example, taking your pillow and tearing it apart with a fork)
- Realistic reactions (everything you do, has an impact)
- Art by Victor Pflug/Pinback, creator of Beacon
- Soundtrack by Analog Guy, composer of Concurrence
-Themes/references of/to : Dreams, Fascism, Totalitariasm, Violence, Drugs, Music, Friendship


« Last Edit: 19 Jan 2012, 11:54 by Dualnames »
No more military army stuff. I'm alive and back.

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Re: BAKE SALE: RETINA
« Reply #1 on: 13 Jan 2012, 11:14 »
This looks very great; experimental in the positive sense, and the screens hint at a nice glum setting... Colour me interested, and congrats on finishing Retina!

Re: BAKE SALE: RETINA
« Reply #2 on: 13 Jan 2012, 12:30 »
Pretty much everything Ghost said - looks very interesting, and experimental in a good way.  I also like the idea that every interaction is possible, no matter how bizarre!
 

Re: BAKE SALE: RETINA
« Reply #3 on: 13 Jan 2012, 13:36 »
This looks fab Dual! I think i'd just blame it all on my friend  :=

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Re: BAKE SALE: RETINA
« Reply #4 on: 13 Jan 2012, 20:45 »
Thanks a lot for the comments guys!
No more military army stuff. I'm alive and back.

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Re: BAKE SALE: RETINA
« Reply #5 on: 13 Jan 2012, 20:55 »
Hi guys.  ;D

This was incredibly hard work mainly because of schedule and I was running out of time so I barely managed to compose everything needed... and in last possible day I had to work into 3.00 am (together with dualnames) in order to be able to finish the soundtrack and have the game ready for the bake sale. That tells you something about our devotion for the game and for the bake sale. ;)

Here's two important songs from the game as a demonstration:


Menu Theme

Memories of the past


Please enjoy!
« Last Edit: 13 Jan 2012, 21:02 by AnalogGuy »
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Re: BAKE SALE: RETINA
« Reply #6 on: 13 Jan 2012, 21:18 »
I beta-tested this beast quite a bit. It's an amazing trip - as vile and dire as trips can get. A must play!

Also, great work on the soundtrack, AnalogGuy!
« Last Edit: 13 Jan 2012, 21:20 by Ascovel »

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Re: BAKE SALE: RETINA
« Reply #7 on: 13 Jan 2012, 21:21 »
I have to say this game owes a lot to Mr. Igor Hardy as well.
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Re: BAKE SALE: RETINA
« Reply #8 on: 14 Jan 2012, 03:38 »
The bake sale team appreciates all your hard work and sleepless nights, gentlemen.  8)
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Re: BAKE SALE: RETINA
« Reply #9 on: 21 Jan 2012, 16:37 »
Bumped, for no reason.  ;)
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Re: BAKE SALE: RETINA
« Reply #10 on: 21 Jan 2012, 19:55 »
So now we've got bumped cake! (Yum  ???)

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Re: BAKE SALE: RETINA
« Reply #11 on: 20 Feb 2012, 18:17 »
How did this not get more attention?  :o

This is one of the more inventive and experimental games I've seen.
I'm very intrigued by the story, I think I didn't get the best ending, and didn't really understand everything that was going on. I would like to see a perfect walkthrough for this some day, if such a thing exists.

The game literally makes you feel like you're in prison, giving you that hopeless feeling that there's nothing you can do (which is mainly the reason that I don't want to replay it again, played it two times and got very depressed from being in prison)...

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« Reply #12 on: 07 Mar 2012, 18:07 »
Another bump.

Tzachs is right. This game deserves a lot more recognition  ;)
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Re: BAKE SALE: RETINA
« Reply #13 on: 14 Mar 2012, 14:59 »
WTF? Retina was not even voted for nomination phase  >:(



Oh, right... Retina was made in 2012 whereas the nomination is for 2011 games....

sigh...
« Last Edit: 14 Mar 2012, 15:34 by AnalogGuy »
Ask if you want me to compose your game.
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Re: BAKE SALE: RETINA
« Reply #14 on: 29 Mar 2012, 06:01 »
It's a really cool game, but I'm always doing pretty much the same things. I think I need a walktrough :(

Re: BAKE SALE: RETINA
« Reply #15 on: 09 Apr 2012, 02:12 »
I wish I could play this game- Will Bake sale reopen or is there another resource for access to this game?