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Finding Shepard *Mass Effect 3 Spoilers*
« on: 08 Aug 2012, 06:09 »
Presenting: Finding Shepard (A Mass Effect Fangame)


This is my 3rd thread in the GiP forums, so hopefully 3rd time's a charm.  :P

In order to get used to AGS, I'm working on a short post Mass Effect 3 fangame (destroy ending), where Jack has to find a way to the Citadel to rescue Commander Shepard. Her amplifiers were taken away by the Alliance, because she has punched Admiral Hackett in the face for being told Shepard is most likely dead. She's on house arrest and must find her way out of the highrise building she is currently residing in. There is plenty of F-bombs and swearing, like our good ol' psychotic biotic.

Miranda, Wrex and Kasumi will also be part of the game.

ME3 left me with many unanswered questions...

So, here I am, making a Mass Effect adventure fangame.


In-game screenshots:
















--> A demo is in the works.
« Last Edit: 08 Aug 2012, 22:18 by Nightfable »

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Re: Finding Shepard
« Reply #1 on: 08 Aug 2012, 07:46 »
Very cool looking. Can we expect Mass Effect sex scenes? ;) Joking, the art looks great though.

Re: Finding Shepard
« Reply #2 on: 08 Aug 2012, 10:56 »
I didnt see who made the thread so, as is the case with many fan games, I was expecting stick figures or something but this looks really cool. Guess Ill have to play the me3 soon though.
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Re: Finding Shepard
« Reply #3 on: 08 Aug 2012, 11:11 »
I am already lovin' it, sweet  :-D

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Re: Finding Shepard
« Reply #4 on: 08 Aug 2012, 16:18 »
As a fan of the ME series, I can't wait to play this.
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Re: Finding Shepard
« Reply #5 on: 08 Aug 2012, 17:32 »
That will be wonderful :)
Can't wait to see more
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Re: Finding Shepard
« Reply #6 on: 08 Aug 2012, 18:45 »
Will definitely look forward into this :D

Re: Finding Shepard
« Reply #7 on: 08 Aug 2012, 21:53 »
Thanks for all the encouraging replies!  ;-D

What I'm working on right now:
« Last Edit: 09 Aug 2012, 22:06 by Nightfable »

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Re: Finding Shepard *Mass Effect 3 Spoilers*
« Reply #8 on: 08 Aug 2012, 23:28 »
This looks amazing! Haven't played Mass Effect, would that be a problem for playing this game?
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Re: Finding Shepard *Mass Effect 3 Spoilers*
« Reply #9 on: 09 Aug 2012, 02:04 »
Well this came out of nowhere and it looks something I'd like to play! I'll keep an eye on this.

Jack died on my playthrough, though :P

« Last Edit: 10 Aug 2012, 00:57 by Nightfable »

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Re: Finding Shepard *Mass Effect 3 Spoilers*
« Reply #11 on: 10 Aug 2012, 01:01 »
This looks terrific, Nightfable!

Oh, and looks like somebody just got featured on Kotaku.

Re: Finding Shepard *Mass Effect 3 Spoilers*
« Reply #12 on: 10 Aug 2012, 01:02 »
Yes, congratulations on all of the press, looks great so far, keeping track of this :)
http://kotaku.com/5933444/a-mass-effect-point+and+click-adventure-fan-game-yes-please

Re: Finding Shepard *Mass Effect 3 Spoilers*
« Reply #13 on: 10 Aug 2012, 02:00 »
Oh my God! Wow...   8-0

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Re: Finding Shepard *Mass Effect 3 Spoilers*
« Reply #14 on: 10 Aug 2012, 04:38 »
As always your art looks amazing! :)
Never played any Mass Effect game but will sure be wanting to play this!

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Re: Finding Shepard *Mass Effect 3 Spoilers*
« Reply #15 on: 10 Aug 2012, 10:34 »
This looks very promising Nightfable! love the graphics and everything!

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Re: Finding Shepard *Mass Effect 3 Spoilers*
« Reply #16 on: 11 Aug 2012, 01:57 »
I registered here for the sheer purpose of telling you that this looks incredible, I love it, I double love it and I can't wait to play it.

Re: Finding Shepard *Mass Effect 3 Spoilers*
« Reply #17 on: 11 Aug 2012, 11:46 »
As for guy above, my first post here. Saw these screens just today - they are amazing! And they are exactly how I imagined a game that will follow the ending to be - the style, the art, even the resolution! Had thoughts about trying something similar, but Im not good at storytelling - made a few flowcharts and drawings though.

So Im very, very eager to see this game!

In fact, Im willing to contribute. Maybe backgrounds? Items? Something you didn`t get down to yet?
Im willing to try, then you can see if it fits your view!

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Re: Finding Shepard *Mass Effect 3 Spoilers*
« Reply #18 on: 11 Aug 2012, 12:46 »
I was just thinking, three weeks ago, "maybe I should make a Mass Effect adventure?"

Stop stealing my thoughts!

Just kidding, this looks very nice! Though for me, Shepard will always be Femshep.

And this was by far the best romance option.

Re: Finding Shepard *Mass Effect 3 Spoilers*
« Reply #19 on: 11 Aug 2012, 18:04 »
I'm so happy to inform you, Natalie Loftarse offered to be Jack's voice in Finding Shepard. She plays Jack in Koobismo's Maurauder Shields audio books you can find on DeviantArt.

http://natalieloftarse.deviantart.com/

I am ecstatic beyond belief and am blown away by all the positive feedback my little, non-commercial, fan project is getting!!  ;-D

I'm working extra hard on the demo which will be released asap. There are sprites to animate, backgrounds to finish painting, etc. I will keep you guys informed on this thread.

Re: Finding Shepard *Mass Effect 3 Spoilers*
« Reply #20 on: 11 Aug 2012, 18:13 »
Just registered to say this:

* The HoldTheLine community has been made aware of your project and at least some of us are squeeing in excited yet subdued expectation of awesomeness.
* This is looking to be very interesting.
* Jack is totally my favorite LI in ME2.

That is all. Thank you for this.

Re: Finding Shepard *Mass Effect 3 Spoilers*
« Reply #21 on: 11 Aug 2012, 19:41 »
Just registered to say this:

* The HoldTheLine community has been made aware of your project and at least some of us are squeeing in excited yet subdued expectation of awesomeness.
* This is looking to be very interesting.
* Jack is totally my favorite LI in ME2.

That is all. Thank you for this.
I agree with all of these statements.  It pleases me no end to see Jack front and center in this major fandom first.

So thank you again! 

Re: Finding Shepard *Mass Effect 3 Spoilers*
« Reply #22 on: 11 Aug 2012, 22:49 »
I just joined this forum because i wanted to say that from the very moment I finished Mass Effect 3 (and fell into a depression that lasted several weeks, if not until today) I hoped that someone would do something like this!
The screenshot where Jack is shown near Shepard´s injured body on the Citadel could have been taken right from my mind, it´s almost eerie how you managed to transform my biggest wish for an after ME3 Destroy ending gameplay into reality. Even though my love interest has always been Tali (in every single playthrough) I just love the thought of being able to continue the story this way. And by THIS WAY I mean the way the fans wanted it to be, before all the bad things that happened post-release. You are making A LOT, if not all of us, the Mass Effect fans happy by creating this game. Thus I can only thank you from my deepest heart for doing this. Please don´t stop and keep up the good work!

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Re: Finding Shepard *Mass Effect 3 Spoilers*
« Reply #23 on: 13 Aug 2012, 02:25 »
Looks like you're suddenly under a bit of pressure. ;) You're art is beyond great and you seem to have the attention of the community now. This could go in one of a million directions from here, but however it turns out, you are thrice the person I am for trying. I can't wait! I'll be watching! Good luck, et cetera.

EDIT: Forgot to mention that ShepxJack is my very close second favorite pairing (Talimancer alert), so I am doubly and triply excited for this. [INITIATE SQUEEING]
« Last Edit: 13 Aug 2012, 09:22 by Tycho »

Re: Finding Shepard *Mass Effect 3 Spoilers*
« Reply #24 on: 14 Aug 2012, 14:55 »
I was thinking someone should do something like this when I had completed the extended dlc (come on... Bioware doesn't look like they will), now to hear someone's working on making this, gets me excited. Good Luck!

Ohh and will there be an Ashley version??

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Re: Finding Shepard *Mass Effect 3 Spoilers*
« Reply #25 on: 14 Aug 2012, 17:12 »
I was thinking someone should do something like this when I had completed the extended dlc (come on... Bioware doesn't look like they will), now to hear someone's working on making this, gets me excited. Good Luck!

Ohh and will there be an Ashley version??

I really hope people don't start with the "Will there be a ______ version?"...

Perhaps you should make your own Ashley-centric fan game! I'm guessing the author is making it about Jack because she is specifically fond of Jack as a character. It would sort of defeat the charm of a fan game starring Jack if you could just swap some other character in and out, and making a separate game for each LI would be an enormous amount of work for an unpaid fan.

But I don't mean to sound irate. Just throwing it out there. Like I said, perhaps you should make your own fan game. :)

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Re: Finding Shepard *Mass Effect 3 Spoilers*
« Reply #26 on: 14 Aug 2012, 20:20 »
I was thinking someone should do something like this when I had completed the extended dlc (come on... Bioware doesn't look like they will), now to hear someone's working on making this, gets me excited. Good Luck!

Ohh and will there be an Ashley version??

I really hope people don't start with the "Will there be a ______ version?"...

Perhaps you should make your own Ashley-centric fan game! I'm guessing the author is making it about Jack because she is specifically fond of Jack as a character. It would sort of defeat the charm of a fan game starring Jack if you could just swap some other character in and out, and making a separate game for each LI would be an enormous amount of work for an unpaid fan.

But I don't mean to sound irate. Just throwing it out there. Like I said, perhaps you should make your own fan game. :)

A version for the one-true-version of femshep/Garrus. The proper way to do it.

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Re: Finding Shepard *Mass Effect 3 Spoilers*
« Reply #27 on: 15 Aug 2012, 07:40 »
A version for the one-true-version of femshep/Garrus. The proper way to do it.

Ah yes, my best friend Garrus. It's such a damned shame that he always dies in my non-Talimancing playthroughs...really, I HAVE to romance Tali, just to save his life...'cept when I'm romancing Jack or Liara. Then he's toast.

I was thinking of making a fan game in which ALL of the crew members need to cope post-ending. Jack, Kasumi, Samara, Miranda, and co. would need to survive stranded on Earth and hold their own against rogue, mindless husks et al, while the rest of the crew aboard the crashed Normandy would have to scavenge to repair the engines, get food, fend off wildlife et cetera. I had big dreams of importing a finished ME3 save-game and fixing the story based on the ending chosen, LI, and surviving crew. BUUUUUT it's way too huge for my current coding capabilities...I actually imagined it being played in the same style as ME2 and ME3, but it would probably be awesome as an action adventure game.

God, I am spamming the hell out of this thread. I'm just excited! I'm sorry! *zip lips*

Re: Finding Shepard *Mass Effect 3 Spoilers*
« Reply #28 on: 15 Aug 2012, 14:52 »
Thank you Nightfable, just learned about Finding Shepard,
you just made my day, week, month and year much better.
I love Jack and now I love you too.

Hope all goes well for you. Good luck.

ps. hope you don't mind me posting your
picture of 'Shepard found' at the BSN forums.
Thanks again.

« Last Edit: 15 Aug 2012, 15:06 by tyrvas »

Re: Finding Shepard *Mass Effect 3 Spoilers*
« Reply #29 on: 15 Aug 2012, 23:29 »
Working on the introduction. A little preview:
Model reference: Natassia Malthe

« Last Edit: 16 Aug 2012, 21:01 by Nightfable »

Re: Finding Shepard *Mass Effect 3 Spoilers*
« Reply #30 on: 16 Aug 2012, 18:39 »
Working on the introduction. A little preview:
Model reference: Natassia Malthe
Beautiful!  Natassia Malthe is a great model choice, too.  She can have an eery resemblance to Jack in some of her photos, especially the 3/4 shots.

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Re: Finding Shepard *Mass Effect 3 Spoilers*
« Reply #31 on: 17 Aug 2012, 21:27 »
I like the art in this game i'll make sure to play it when ever it comes out.

Re: Finding Shepard *Mass Effect 3 Spoilers*
« Reply #32 on: 18 Aug 2012, 11:46 »
I was directed here from ripten, and I am now registered here for the sole purpose of checking out your game.  If I wasn't so afraid of Mordin's disapproval, I would have hooked up with Jack in a heartbeat.  That being said, I think everything about this project is amazing!  Take your time, and tell the story that needs to be told.  We'll be behind you 100%

Re: Finding Shepard *Mass Effect 3 Spoilers*
« Reply #33 on: 18 Aug 2012, 12:50 »
Need some help what? I can help with the plot, or design
I would like to participate)

Re: Finding Shepard *Mass Effect 3 Spoilers*
« Reply #34 on: 20 Aug 2012, 15:15 »
Cant wait till the full version is out.
I actually romance jack XD

Re: Finding Shepard *Mass Effect 3 Spoilers*
« Reply #35 on: 05 Sep 2012, 22:58 »
Registered here to bump this thread. I am a big fan of the Mass Effect Series. I was, however, very disappointed by both Jack's small role and the ending of ME3. I have since just kind of moved on, but this game looks awesome, and I look forward to playing it to finish my canon Shepard's story with a satisfying conclusion. I may even do another playthru for it, who knows. Anyways, keep up the good work, this looks fantastic!

Re: Finding Shepard *Mass Effect 3 Spoilers*
« Reply #36 on: 19 Sep 2012, 03:53 »
SO any news on where this project is going?

Re: Finding Shepard *Mass Effect 3 Spoilers*
« Reply #37 on: 03 Oct 2012, 21:29 »
Nightfable -

Your game looks really good so far! I think I found out about it from RPS or Joystiq, but I'm not entirely sure about that. Either way, you clearly have some folks who are really eager to give it a try.

The art is really amazing and I think there's probably a lot of Jack fans looking forward to seeing her adventure.

So is there any news on how the project is coming? Lastly, is this the main forum for finding out about updates on game progress, or is there another board where you are posting newer info?

Thanks and good luck!

« Last Edit: 04 Oct 2012, 00:30 by Darth Mandarb »
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Re: Finding Shepard *Mass Effect 3 Spoilers*
« Reply #39 on: 03 Oct 2012, 22:59 »
Wow...

Those seven screenshots are sure circulating and getting a hell-of-a-lot-a press... No pressure Nightfable, lol! I guess that is the trap of the fan-game.

Best of luck ;)

Re: Finding Shepard *Mass Effect 3 Spoilers*
« Reply #40 on: 04 Jan 2013, 16:47 »
so anyone have any news about this?

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Re: Finding Shepard *Mass Effect 3 Spoilers*
« Reply #41 on: 04 Jan 2013, 17:38 »
Yup, it's called "read the forum rules" (nod)

Nightfable - when you are ready to post an update let me know and I'll unlock this!