Author Topic: A Golden Wake - Coming October 9th from Wadjet Eye Games. DEMO AVAILABLE!  (Read 34049 times)

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Grundislav Games presents:

The Story:
The Roaring Twenties. The Jazz Age. Prohibition.  For Alfie Banks, a young real estate salesman from New York recently relocated to Miami, it is a time of great opportunity. 

Set against the backdrop of the Florida Land Boom of the 1920s, A Golden Wake is a story of an innocent man's descent into greed and corruption, and his eventual redemption. 

Based on actual events and featuring real life locations and historical figures, you must guide Alfie on his journey to reach the top of the real estate game as he deals with shady salesmen, cutthroat bootleggers, corrupt politicians, and much more, all while swept up in the events surrounding the inception of Coral Gables, The City Beautiful.

Screenshots:

Everyone is out to make a quick buck.


Enjoy a quiet drink behind closed doors with some unsavory characters .


Explore authentic historical locations from 1920s Miami.


Tool around in your very own Model T.


Nobody said real estate was easy.

The game will release on October 9th for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

You can get the demo at the official site or on Steam.

If you pre-order before then, you get a free copy of the soundtrack. You can check out the official trailer, order, and grab the demo at the Wadjet Eye site:

http://www.wadjeteyegames.com/games/golden-wake/
« Last Edit: 02 Oct 2014, 19:26 by Grundislav »

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Re: A Golden Wake
« Reply #1 on: 25 Feb 2013, 03:34 »
Awesome idea and sounds great. That last shot really captures the Flordia/Miami architecture. Good luck with it, I can already hear the wonderfully written old-timey conversations. Could be something like L.A. Noire.
« Last Edit: 25 Feb 2013, 03:40 by Armageddon »

Re: A Golden Wake
« Reply #2 on: 25 Feb 2013, 03:44 »
Very excited about this.  I've actually been anxious to hear some sort of announcement since you started posting screenshots and notes about development on Twitter.  Will definitely buy this once it's released; I love the Ben Jordan series and I'm sure this will be excellent as well, and more than worth paying for.

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Re: A Golden Wake
« Reply #3 on: 25 Feb 2013, 04:52 »
Finally! I was anxious to see what all those backgrounds where for. I hope 2014 is a rough estimate, what about March 1013? :) :-D
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Re: A Golden Wake
« Reply #4 on: 25 Feb 2013, 05:49 »
Everything about this screams awesome. It looks so beautiful! It sounds unique. When can I pre-order?

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Re: A Golden Wake
« Reply #5 on: 25 Feb 2013, 06:15 »
That looks like a wonderful game-to-come... best of luck with it, and godspeed!

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Re: A Golden Wake
« Reply #6 on: 25 Feb 2013, 07:20 »
Awesome!
Have you got a team of some sort? Those screenies look great.

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Re: A Golden Wake
« Reply #7 on: 25 Feb 2013, 07:30 »
Thanks for the feedback!  I'm really excited about this game, and my main concern was that the premise might be a little too "niche," but I'm glad to see there's interest.

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Re: A Golden Wake
« Reply #8 on: 25 Feb 2013, 07:48 »
Oh there is interest...We've seen 1920s Chicago and Atlantic City, but not much of Miami around that time.  Sounds cool and looks great based on those screens!

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Re: A Golden Wake
« Reply #9 on: 25 Feb 2013, 09:14 »
And Just when I was thinking
"But what am I gonna do now I played all the BJ series"

Hurrah and good luck, it looks really good

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Re: A Golden Wake
« Reply #10 on: 25 Feb 2013, 09:46 »
I will play any game you make. I already can't wait :P
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Re: A Golden Wake
« Reply #11 on: 25 Feb 2013, 09:47 »
WOW! Too 'niche'...? What's not to like about this premise!

I can already smell seedy speakeasies and 'dirty pictures blackmail deals' :tongue:.
(So that's where that screen shot in 'Produce Something 2012' came from, eh? I was wondering.)

Looking awesome, Grundislav!

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Re: A Golden Wake
« Reply #12 on: 25 Feb 2013, 10:04 »
YAY! What a cool idea!  :cheesy:
This will become an interesting game.
You have already captured the spirit of that time in graphics beautifully. 

Good luck for this nice project.
       

Re: A Golden Wake
« Reply #13 on: 25 Feb 2013, 10:49 »
Looks fascinating - and the graphical style just seems to suit the era down to the ground!

Look forward to seeing how this one turns out.

Don't worry about it being too "niche", I think it will actually benefit from that.  (If it doesn't... well, you can blame me!!)

Re: A Golden Wake
« Reply #14 on: 25 Feb 2013, 11:46 »
Looks great!  Can't wait for the finished product.
All the best Grundy.

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Re: A Golden Wake
« Reply #15 on: 25 Feb 2013, 11:50 »
Looking great as usual Grundislav, best of luck with the game! :)
« Last Edit: 25 Feb 2013, 11:54 by JSH »

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Re: A Golden Wake
« Reply #16 on: 25 Feb 2013, 16:08 »
Looks great and sound interesting Grundi.

Re: A Golden Wake
« Reply #17 on: 25 Feb 2013, 16:56 »
Looks beautiful!
Is that dancing man on your avatar from that game too? :)

Re: A Golden Wake
« Reply #18 on: 25 Feb 2013, 17:12 »
Looking great! I really like that it seems to be a proper period piece, and not just your usual stereotypical "gangster era" thing. And I love that there's so many NPCs on some of the screens - it instantly makes the game's world seem inhabited. Hopefully, they'll all have their individual rotoscoped animations as well. :) Definitely looking forward to it, good luck!

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« Reply #19 on: 25 Feb 2013, 17:31 »
Thanks for the feedback!  I'm really excited about this game, and my main concern was that the premise might be a little too "niche," but I'm glad to see there's interest.

That niche seems really promising, I'd say. A nice change from anything paranormal-investigative-related ;)

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Re: A Golden Wake
« Reply #20 on: 25 Feb 2013, 17:59 »
Jazz times?!! In the 20s!?!? YAY this DOES look very promising indeed! :)

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Re: A Golden Wake
« Reply #21 on: 25 Feb 2013, 18:17 »
Crimson Wizard: Yep, the fully rotoscoped Charleston will be in the game, you can bet on it.

Andail: I am very much looking forward to not dealing with paranormal investigating, believe me. :P

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Re: A Golden Wake
« Reply #22 on: 25 Feb 2013, 18:59 »
Awesome! Consider me excited!

Re: A Golden Wake
« Reply #23 on: 25 Feb 2013, 21:46 »
Love it already! When you first started prepologizing (that's a word, yes?) that your game was going to take place in a very specific time and place that may not appeal to many, this is almost exactly what I hoped it would be. You're going to have to try much harder to bore the likes of us.

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Re: A Golden Wake
« Reply #24 on: 26 Feb 2013, 12:05 »
Hey, cool!

Even though you talked about it and demoed a couple of scenes at Mittens, I'm still a little unclear on how the game will actually play. But I really like the idea of a game about the development of Coral Gables, since it always seemed like an interesting history. (Plus I look forward to seeing the Biltmore in its Johnny Weissmuller heyday!) And I'm always in favor of local color in AGS games, and of creators following their interests and their muse down strange pathways, so I'm very interested in this.

Re: A Golden Wake
« Reply #25 on: 26 Feb 2013, 14:45 »
This looks ridiculously good.
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Re: A Golden Wake
« Reply #26 on: 26 Feb 2013, 15:17 »
Absolutely lovely graphics. Good luck!

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Re: A Golden Wake
« Reply #27 on: 26 Feb 2013, 23:41 »
Hey, you are that podcast guy, you also make games? WOWWWWWWW!!!! I still don't get what the games is about after reading like 10 times, guess the human brain can't be a fan of your podcast and your games at the same time. The art style and the portraits looks a bit like it was made by the guy that did the Ben Jordan games, I like his motto "I will not go commercial because it will feel like work".

Now a bit more serious, this looks very interesting, is something very different from the Ben Jordan games. I hope if the main character get a beaten, at least he punch back the guy once. I have seen the love and work you put in the Jordan games, so I know this game will worth the money. 2014... huh... I can find enough pennies under the "sofa" by then to buy the game, looking forward to this I know it will worth the while. Buena suerte ese!

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Re: A Golden Wake
« Reply #28 on: 27 Feb 2013, 13:50 »
So, will this be partly simulator or what? Will you actually buy/sell real estates? In-game economy? Will the puzzles mainly be about placing the right vase in the right corner to achieve maximum home-styling score?

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Re: A Golden Wake
« Reply #29 on: 27 Feb 2013, 14:20 »
Ha ha no, no real estate sims or micromanaging or in-game economy or anything like that, just a standard point and click adventure.  This game is about real estate in the same way Resonance was about particle physics.

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Re: A Golden Wake
« Reply #30 on: 28 Feb 2013, 16:41 »
It looks fantastic! With your experience I'm sure it will be top quality adventure. Can't wait!

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Re: A Golden Wake
« Reply #31 on: 28 Feb 2013, 18:15 »
Will there be...industry-financed leisure trips to Cuba?
I, object.

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« Reply #32 on: 01 Mar 2013, 04:19 »
I hope it will be real world no paranormal stuff, or not I don't know. Being Miami we need some beach pics. :D

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Re: A Golden Wake
« Reply #33 on: 01 Mar 2013, 16:49 »
This game is about real estate in the same way Resonance was about particle physics.

Why, that will require tens of minutes of research! Tens!

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Re: A Golden Wake
« Reply #34 on: 02 Mar 2013, 16:52 »
FINALLY, an original adventure game setting for once.

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

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« Reply #35 on: 07 Mar 2013, 00:24 »
Very interesting and most certainly an original concept. Looks beautiful too.
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Re: A Golden Wake
« Reply #36 on: 07 Mar 2013, 00:59 »
I just realised I hadn't commented on this. It looks great! Me and the missus are also huge fans of the 1920s, so we're looking forward to this!

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Re: A Golden Wake
« Reply #37 on: 08 Mar 2013, 00:09 »
I've been looking forward to seeing more of this since Mittens!  If you happen to need a 1920's-era gold prospector, you know who to ask ;)

Re: A Golden Wake
« Reply #38 on: 09 Mar 2013, 18:37 »
Hey Grundislav, have you thought about using Kickstarter? It won't hurt if you get only about 5 Euro, but maybe you get a lot of money.
(I would be willing to spend some bucks on it.)

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Re: A Golden Wake
« Reply #39 on: 17 May 2013, 13:15 »
Looking incredible!

Re: A Golden Wake
« Reply #40 on: 18 May 2013, 01:19 »
This will be great game
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« Reply #41 on: 19 May 2013, 21:46 »
Looking great! Those screenshots in the first post are giving me a django unchained vibe for some reason..! (I think it's the cart...) Best of luck.

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Re: A Golden Wake
« Reply #42 on: 19 May 2013, 22:24 »
Those screenshots in the first post are giving me a django unchained vibe for some reason..!
What a base way of slagging off those beautiful graphics, Mods! (wrong)

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Re: A Golden Wake
« Reply #43 on: 19 May 2013, 22:36 »
About time I chimed in my two bits on this.  And I'm glad this era was chosen for the setting.

We don't have enough adventure games that take place in that era (the Roaring 1920's).  Only two adventure games I could think of taking place in this era are the Laura Bow mysteries... and the one that REALLY gets the 1920's spirit on the head is the second one "Dagger of Amon Ra."

But this is the first one I've heard of that's 1920's FLORIDA, not Chicago (Illinois) or New York, which were more famous for their secretive liquor dealings.  (And the first Laura Bow mystery was in Louisiana, which I'm sure had some Prohibition-defying stuff too in the day).

So I say, carry on.  We look forward to the finished product.

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Re: A Golden Wake
« Reply #44 on: 20 May 2013, 05:40 »
Three brand new screenshots in the first post.

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Re: A Golden Wake
« Reply #45 on: 20 May 2013, 05:44 »
In the last shot the main character has conflicting pixel resolution, AGS does this randomly for some reason. I think it's only in DirectDraw3D maybe, it always bothers me, it's in Gemini Rue too in only one room. Everything else looks great though, maybe the horizon trees in the last shot look a little weird too.
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Re: A Golden Wake
« Reply #46 on: 04 Feb 2014, 01:20 »
Thought it was time to provide an update to this thread.

The game has hit alpha, meaning it's fully playable from start to finish, but still missing several art assets as well as a few puzzles.

Also, the game has been officially signed with a publisher.  Look for it later this year!

A couple of new screenshots:




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Re: A Golden Wake [UPDATED 2/3/2014]
« Reply #47 on: 04 Feb 2014, 01:25 »
Yay!  Can you give us a hint as to who you've signed with?

Re: A Golden Wake [UPDATED 2/3/2014]
« Reply #48 on: 04 Feb 2014, 01:51 »
wow this game looks amazing

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Re: A Golden Wake [UPDATED 2/3/2014]
« Reply #49 on: 04 Feb 2014, 06:17 »
Yay!  Can you give us a hint as to who you've signed with?

But mystery is fun :D

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Re: A Golden Wake [UPDATED 2/3/2014]
« Reply #50 on: 04 Feb 2014, 07:32 »
Looking great - a huge leap indeed from the Anaheim version 8-)

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Re: A Golden Wake [UPDATED 2/3/2014]
« Reply #51 on: 04 Feb 2014, 12:40 »
Yay!  Can you give us a hint as to who you've signed with?

But mystery is fun :D

Well this looks just fantastic, and your blog has been really educational for me.  Congrats and keep up the great work!

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Re: A Golden Wake [UPDATED 2/3/2014]
« Reply #52 on: 05 Feb 2014, 00:51 »
Easily my most anticipated adventure game. Looks like it's going to be a very good year for the genre. :-D How come your images are slightly scaled so it's all blurry?

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Re: A Golden Wake [UPDATED 2/3/2014]
« Reply #53 on: 13 Feb 2014, 16:07 »
Looking good, Grundislav, I admire your passion and ambition, basically learning to draw from scratch and putting together all this art for game after game.

Yay!  Can you give us a hint as to who you've signed with?

hm yeah who can it be...

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Re: A Golden Wake [UPDATED 2/3/2014]
« Reply #54 on: 13 Feb 2014, 17:51 »
I must say your graphics have greatly improved since the old Ben Jordan games... Now they're much cleaner, and the colors are more balanced.

Your character sprites are very nice too. By the way I know it's not the place to discuss it, but if I may (and I may not), I'd only recommend paying extra attention to the shadings in the portraits close-ups: your shades have a tendency to be "plain" black, instead of being "tinted" black (i.e. dark brown for the skin shading). I'd suggest using "plain" black only for edges/outlines (it's what cell shading does to a certain extent), and slightly coloring all other dark parts. In the image below you did it right on the bowtie -- do the same thing to the face.

http://www.grundislavgames.com/_res/images/agoldenwake/agw6.png


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Re: A Golden Wake [UPDATED 2/3/2014]
« Reply #55 on: 13 Feb 2014, 18:01 »
...but if I may (and I may not)...

Should have stopped there ;)

I'm not going to point out the rules since you announced you knew you shouldn't be offering it, and then did it anyway.

Re: A Golden Wake [UPDATED 2/3/2014]
« Reply #56 on: 13 Feb 2014, 18:48 »
Congrats on alpha and publisher and whatnot!
Couple of questions:
 What resolution is this? 320x240?
 I assume you're going for a commercial release. Will there be voiceovers?

Everything is looking very good so far. Especially the backgrounds.
I bet you smell good too.

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Re: A Golden Wake [UPDATED 2/3/2014]
« Reply #57 on: 13 Feb 2014, 21:13 »
Couple of questions:
 What resolution is this? 320x240?
 I assume you're going for a commercial release. Will there be voiceovers?

Everything is looking very good so far. Especially the backgrounds.
I bet you smell good too.

The resolution is 320x200, and yes, there will be voiceovers.

Thanks. I've been told I smell like cookies and petunias.

Re: A Golden Wake [UPDATED 2/3/2014]
« Reply #58 on: 13 Feb 2014, 23:49 »
Thank you. That's encouraging.
I thought I was the only one not frowning over 320x200.  :-D

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Re: A Golden Wake [UPDATED 2/3/2014]
« Reply #59 on: 17 Feb 2014, 20:27 »
Looking good, Grundislav, I admire your passion and ambition, basically learning to draw from scratch and putting together all this art for game after game.

Yay!  Can you give us a hint as to who you've signed with?

hm yeah who can it be...

Lool I thought this as well. Keeping my eye on this though... looks amazing. Great premise.
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Re: A Golden Wake [UPDATED 2/3/2014]
« Reply #60 on: 20 Feb 2014, 07:08 »
Yay!  Can you give us a hint as to who you've signed with?

But mystery is fun :D

Yes but there's only like 2 or 3 ags game publishers and it sure as heck isn't me :P

Nice one tho. About time :) Good luck Grundy!!
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Re: A Golden Wake [Publisher Revealed!]
« Reply #61 on: 07 Apr 2014, 00:55 »
Cat's out of the bag. I'm sure everyone is shocked :grin:

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Re: A Golden Wake [Publisher Revealed!]
« Reply #62 on: 07 Apr 2014, 02:06 »
Never really got why it was supposed to be a secret in the first place (once the agreement was fully in place), but good for you both! It's a great concept, and I hope it does well for WEG.

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Re: A Golden Wake [Publisher Revealed!]
« Reply #63 on: 11 May 2014, 03:29 »
Happy to report that the game is coming along nicely.  I've reached that last 20% and am working on animations and listening to auditions for voice actors.  Today I cast the 3 principal roles and next week begins another round of auditions.  Exciting times all around! 

I expect the game will be ready by this summer.

Here's a few more screenshots:


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Re: A Golden Wake [Publisher Revealed!]
« Reply #64 on: 11 May 2014, 04:21 »
Looking really nice, I particularly like the swimmers in the second shot, I'm curious if the water actually animates too.

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« Reply #65 on: 11 May 2014, 04:33 »
Now THESE are amazing screenshots! Great work there!

I'm curious if the water actually animates too.

I'm pretty sure Grundislav won't miss that!

Re: A Golden Wake [Publisher Revealed!]
« Reply #66 on: 11 May 2014, 07:38 »
Lovely screenies! Can't wait to play this bad boy.

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Re: A Golden Wake [Publisher Revealed!]
« Reply #67 on: 11 May 2014, 08:41 »

guy: Oh my ... gasp... who's there?
shady silhouette: We're here to kiiiiiiiiiiiill you!

pffft, screw professionals, I know you can do the voiceacting yourself... If there will be a special track/setting/option where you do all the voiceacting yourself (like a directors commentary, you know) I'm so sold  :-D

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Re: A Golden Wake [Publisher Revealed!]
« Reply #68 on: 12 May 2014, 08:19 »


Amazing water effect here!!!
It's perfect! Can't wait to see the animation.

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Re: A Golden Wake [Publisher Revealed!]
« Reply #69 on: 01 Jun 2014, 18:37 »
Will there be...industry-financed leisure trips to Cuba?


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Re: A Golden Wake - Coming Fall 2014 from Wadjet Eye Games
« Reply #70 on: 13 Jun 2014, 15:05 »
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« Reply #71 on: 13 Jun 2014, 19:09 »
Wow!  I wish you the best of luck on the last leg of getting this together.  Let's see it come together soon!

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Re: A Golden Wake - Coming Fall 2014 from Wadjet Eye Games
« Reply #72 on: 17 Jun 2014, 03:40 »
We've been doing voice recording for the past 2 weeks and have just hit the halfway mark.  I'm really happy with the performances. Here is a sneak peek:

Alfie Banks meets Doc Dammers

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Re: A Golden Wake - Coming Fall 2014 from Wadjet Eye Games
« Reply #73 on: 17 Jun 2014, 05:51 »
I have to say, that's the most Sierra sounding main character I've ever heard. ;-D

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Re: A Golden Wake - Coming Fall 2014 from Wadjet Eye Games
« Reply #74 on: 17 Jun 2014, 07:21 »
I hope that's GK1 or KQ6 Sierra and not "let's ask all the employees to voice characters" Sierra. :P

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Re: A Golden Wake - Coming Fall 2014 from Wadjet Eye Games
« Reply #75 on: 21 Jun 2014, 00:58 »
Ah, the good ole Turnip truck!


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Re: A Golden Wake - Coming Fall 2014 from Wadjet Eye Games
« Reply #76 on: 21 Jun 2014, 01:44 »
Joey Mallone is possessing Doc Dammers ^_^

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Re: A Golden Wake - Coming Fall 2014 from Wadjet Eye Games
« Reply #78 on: 21 Jun 2014, 09:07 »
Piano bits remind me a lot of the Puzzle Agent music. Sounds nice though.

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Re: A Golden Wake - Coming Fall 2014 from Wadjet Eye Games
« Reply #79 on: 23 Jun 2014, 10:35 »
Neat tune indeed, really sets the mood.

Re: A Golden Wake - Coming Fall 2014 from Wadjet Eye Games
« Reply #80 on: 23 Jun 2014, 11:38 »
It's very '007'. I guess that's exactly what Puzzle Agent was going for. Nice track though. Look forward to hearing the rest of the soundtrack.

Re: A Golden Wake - Coming Fall 2014 from Wadjet Eye Games
« Reply #81 on: 23 Jun 2014, 17:58 »
Sounds to me a lot like "Crazy for loving you" or something like that. Very atmospheric though.
This game's gonna be very smooth and fresh.
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Re: A Golden Wake - Coming Fall 2014 from Wadjet Eye Games
« Reply #82 on: 26 Jun 2014, 19:22 »
The game was just officially announced today with a proper press release and everything.

Which means it's time to launch the teaser trailer!

[embed=720,405]http://youtu.be/uCVWUw3k7KE[/embed]

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Re: A Golden Wake - Coming Fall 2014 from Wadjet Eye Games
« Reply #83 on: 26 Jun 2014, 19:49 »
Awesome trailer.

Is this music from the game?

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Re: A Golden Wake - Coming Fall 2014 from Wadjet Eye Games
« Reply #84 on: 26 Jun 2014, 19:57 »
No, it's from pond5.com.

The launch trailer will probably have music from the game in it.

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Re: A Golden Wake - Coming Fall 2014 from Wadjet Eye Games
« Reply #85 on: 26 Jun 2014, 20:10 »
Awesome trailer, I feel teased (but in a good way)!

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Re: A Golden Wake - Coming Fall 2014 from Wadjet Eye Games
« Reply #86 on: 26 Jun 2014, 20:19 »
The music is from the pond5 website. You have to pay to get it without the audio watermark though.

Re: A Golden Wake - Coming Fall 2014 from Wadjet Eye Games
« Reply #87 on: 26 Jun 2014, 21:11 »
Wicked trailer.
Colour me teased.;-D

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Re: A Golden Wake - Coming Fall 2014 from Wadjet Eye Games
« Reply #88 on: 01 Jul 2014, 20:58 »
Groovy trailer.

Makes appetite for more!
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Re: A Golden Wake - Coming Fall 2014 from Wadjet Eye Games
« Reply #89 on: 05 Jul 2014, 13:18 »
Looking really awesome, has had some great press coverage too!

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Re: A Golden Wake - Coming Fall 2014 from Wadjet Eye Games
« Reply #90 on: 06 Jul 2014, 02:22 »
MUST

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HAVE
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Re: A Golden Wake - Coming Fall 2014 from Wadjet Eye Games
« Reply #91 on: 06 Jul 2014, 09:17 »
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Why not, Mandle? The game looks so much fun! ;)

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« Reply #92 on: 14 Jul 2014, 06:13 »
The extremely talented Peter Gresser is on board to do music for the game, and he's done a fantastic job. Here are a few samples of what you can expect to hear:
Music Preview 1
Music Preview 2
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Re: A Golden Wake - Coming Fall 2014 from Wadjet Eye Games
« Reply #93 on: 15 Jul 2014, 11:16 »
Sounds retro, in multiple senses of the word!

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Re: A Golden Wake - Coming Fall 2014 from Wadjet Eye Games
« Reply #94 on: 25 Aug 2014, 17:15 »
Just an update to say that the game is 100% complete!

Watch this space for preorder information, release date, launch trailer, and an exciting announcement, all coming very soon.

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Re: A Golden Wake - Coming October 2014 from Wadjet Eye Games
« Reply #95 on: 25 Aug 2014, 18:12 »
Awww yeah! Great news!

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Re: A Golden Wake - Coming October 2014 from Wadjet Eye Games
« Reply #96 on: 28 Aug 2014, 19:24 »
Looks great! Will it be available on GOG?

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Re: A Golden Wake - Coming October 2014 from Wadjet Eye Games
« Reply #97 on: 28 Aug 2014, 20:18 »
Yes it will!

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First post updated with release information!

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Loving the detail you put into the special effects! Sometimes the "exciting" part is missing from these types of games but you've definitely nailed it in the trailer. 

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Very happy to know it will be on GOG.  :grin:

Can't find a price anywhere though.  :confused:

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It should be on the pre order page.  In any case, it's $14.99.

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Woohoo!

Here, have 14.99 of my monies, sir!

Yep.  Please take my money...I've been waiting impatiently for this one!

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There's an interview with Grundislav in indiegames.com.

And the game looks really promising, good luck with the release!

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Bumping the thread to announce that a demo is now available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.  Try before you buy!

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Played and completed the demo last night. Absolutely loved the selling system and the whole setting and mood of the game. The music, voice acting, background art and writing was also pretty good, but I'm not completely sold on the character sprites.

Some of the characters and their animations did not seem to be quite up to the standard of the rest of the demo (for example, Ms Rogers and her typing animation). And if you don't mind me asking, then what's up with the character sprites in larger outside shots? Mixed resolution?

I was also surprised by the complete lack of settings (no audio sliders, game speed etc.), is that just a demo thing? I do hope the full release is a bit more polished, because, for example, pressing crtl+q brought up a skewed up AGS default quit GUI.

Sorry, if I come off as a bit harsh about some stuff, I actually really liked the demo and am looking forward to playing the full game. Keep up the good work!

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I just tried the demo.

You've done a nice job on the game.

The animations are great, especially the walk cycles.

Also loving the BG's.

I found the main character's voice to have a lot more reverb than everyone else, but all are acted very well.
I also think you're missing some ambient sound, especially from the street scene.

All in all though, a very nice game.

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And if you don't mind me asking, then what's up with the character sprites in larger outside shots? Mixed resolution?

This is an AGS thing, a result of running the game with Direct3d, and I hate it. If you change it in the game setup to DirectDraw5, the sprites will scale normally, but it might not be compatible with your machine.

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Just one thing. I installed it and then the game auto-started. 8-0
Just cause I installed it, doesn't mean I want to run it right away (or did I miss a check box on the installer?). Besides I want to run it in a window and not full screen. No choice for that from the installer?
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Got the demo off Steam, I was on the fence about it but the demo really hooked me, first day buy for sure. Wish I could pre-order it. Putting the hat down was really impressive, and it didn't even show in the character window anymore. Congratulations on the game. :-D

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Cassie: Yes you missed a checkbox on the installer. :) Sorry about that.

I played the demo yesterday and it was good fun. I especially loved the sales pitch puzzle. Good stuff Grundy.
If I had one gripe it would be the scaling issue in the hotel bedroom. Alfie visibly shrinks by half as he walks to the bottom of the screen. But that's not exactly deal breaking. Can't wait to play the full game.

Got the demo off Steam, I was on the fence about it but the demo really hooked me, first day buy for sure. Wish I could pre-order it. Putting the hat down was really impressive, and it didn't even show in the character window anymore. Congratulations on the game. :-D

The hat impressed me, too. It's gone in the sprites out in the world, as well. GK2 had a scene where he put on his jacket every time he left the house in the woods. Didn't mind it the first few times, but as the game progressed, it got tedious. Nice detail, Grundislav!


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If I had one gripe it would be the scaling issue in the hotel bedroom. Alfie visibly shrinks by half as he walks to the bottom of the screen. But that's not exactly deal breaking. Can't wait to play the full game.

Does he? That's odd, as the walkable area is at 100% scaling. Do you have a screenshot?

Yeah, he's basically the same height as the chest of drawers. At least for me. I'm not at home til later but I'll get you a screenshot soon.

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Just finished the Demo woefully all too soon :(

I loved it! Charming 1920's atmosphere and lingo (skeedaddle (laugh)) really immerse you in the setting. One thing that slightly broke the immersion for me was:

Spoiler: ShowHide
nobody passing by the open hotel door when you are in the lobby despite the street being quite crowded with passers-by in the outside shot. I'm guessing it was too hard to animate them at that perspective... Maybe the door should be opened and closed when you come in to prevent spoiling the illusion of a busy street which is achieved so well in the other street scenes? That way you still briefly get to see the street scene outside but nobody passing by will not be so obvious...


But yeah, wonderful looking game with a lot of lovely period detail to take in. I will be getting this one!

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Yeah, he's basically the same height as the chest of drawers. At least for me. I'm not at home til later but I'll get you a screenshot soon.

Ah, I know what the issue is: crappy perspective. There's the optical illusion of Alfie being smaller than he should be precisely because he doesn't scale but the dresser is angled the way it is.

Ahh yeah that's what I meant. Not that he was actually scaling down by half but that he appears to shrink because he's not scaling up as he moves down. But anyway, s'not a real problem, just something I noticed. Probably a bit late now, but maybe in a later patch you could just cut some of the walkable area away to lessen the effect :-)

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Good job with the demo, there's a few things I hope will get more polished in the end version though. Or is it meant that the portrait shoot has no talk cycle? If so, I see no real advantage to use the portrait.
Also, there's no way to stop the conversation in the first dialog at the train station. You need to run all the options, before the "end conversation" option shows up.

But really nice puzzle with the sales pitch, I found out I'm probably better at selling than I realized, though.(laugh)
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The portraits are not animated on purpose, for several reasons. They do change expressions, however.

The first conversation with Doc only requires you to ask about Coral Gables and then George Merrick before you can exit it.

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Okay, but my point was, that I wanted to get out and go to the settings to turn out the voice (as my kid was watching cartoons) and I was trapped. Had to close the game and start over with the sound off.
Is there a reason you are forcing the player to ask these questions? I'm sure any good adventurer, won't leave the scene without running all the dialogs anyway.
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Grundislav

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Because I wanted to make sure the pertinent information was established before being able to leave the conversation. Not every player clicks every single dialogue option, and being able to leave the conversation but not the screen because you hadn't asked about the important information would have been more frustrating, I feel.

In any case, it's one of the only conversations in-game where this occurs (there may be one or two more, but they happen later on.)

Andail

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Okay, but my point was, that I wanted to get out and go to the settings to turn out the voice (as my kid was watching cartoons) and I was trapped. Had to close the game and start over with the sound off.
Is there a reason you are forcing the player to ask these questions? I'm sure any good adventurer, won't leave the scene without running all the dialogs anyway.
This feels a bit like nitpicking. Surely you could just have lowered the master volume during that first conversation?

Cassiebsg

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  • Fleeing the Cylon tyrrany...
    • Cassiebsg worked on one or more games that won an AGS Award!
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Never mind me, I'm a nitpicker. sorry about that.
I'll try to keep from making further comments. Sorry...
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