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JACK..... a journey into the Ripper murders!
« on: 25 Aug 2014, 16:26 »
Running title:

JACK.....
Starring Charles Davenport

An investigative delve into the Ripper murders during 1888.

A mix of fact and fiction make this game one to play.

If you love dark, atmospheric games you'll love this.

You are Charles Davenport investigator of the truth.

After the 5th Ripper murder the police chief calls on your services to help capture the murderer they call the Ripper!

Can you find clues that the police have missed?

Discover a link between all the murdered victims that leads you to the real homicidal killer.

But can you catch him?

Look out for the twist at the end....

Will you catch JACK?

Be very very afraid of the dark....................

Waiting for a background artist to help. Meanwhile I am showing some shots and game mechanics to compensate.

This game is well into production...

16 color
800 x 600
DirectDraw

Please ignore any typos at this stage ;)













Game Progress: 7%

Looking for helpers to help with this project.

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« Last Edit: 09 Sep 2014, 06:46 by slasher »

Re: JACK....... a journey into the Ripper murders!
« Reply #1 on: 25 Aug 2014, 19:06 »
Wow slasher, you're making games at a furious rate! 8-0
« Last Edit: 25 Aug 2014, 23:29 by JuaniT »

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Re: JACK....... a journey into the Ripper murders!
« Reply #2 on: 25 Aug 2014, 20:08 »
OFFTOPIC: What happened with Desecration?

No.  Please stay on topic.  Send off-topic stuff in PMs.

Mod: Only one screen shot of game as waiting for a background artist to help. Meanwhile I am showing some game mechanics to compensate. I will upload more background shots as soon as I have them. This game is well into production...

I'm going to let it slide this time (given your history and the other material you've provided) but, for future reference, please wait to post until you have the necessary two screenshots.
« Last Edit: 25 Aug 2014, 22:16 by Darth Mandarb »

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Re: JACK....... a journey into the Ripper murders!
« Reply #3 on: 25 Aug 2014, 20:46 »
They all look guilty as fuck to me.

You know, all these years being a horror fan, I never got to know who Jack The Ripper REALLY was.

Perhaps I ought to, when this game is made;)

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Re: JACK....... VIDEO Uploaded
« Reply #4 on: 26 Aug 2014, 14:31 »

A video introduction for JACK... (made on an old pc)
[embed=700,450]http://youtu.be/LQdp7D5bZmU[/embed]

Will be updating first post with more screenshots very soon Darth ;)



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Re: JACK....... a journey into the Ripper murders!
« Reply #5 on: 27 Aug 2014, 12:45 »
Love those screenshots  :grin:

Now I wanna catch the Ripper  :wink:

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Re: JACK.....New SMELL mode..
« Reply #6 on: 28 Aug 2014, 09:51 »
Thank you Frodo,

backgrounds are currently being redrawn, so new, improved backgrounds will be shown soon.

NEW: Charles Davenport now has an extra available sense: 'Smell' to sniff out more clues to aid catching the brutal slasher (laugh)

Keep watching...and beware of JACK

Over 16's only!

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« Last Edit: 28 Aug 2014, 09:55 by slasher »

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Re: JACK....... New Mode: 'Guess who JACK is'
« Reply #7 on: 05 Sep 2014, 08:48 »
Updates:

New: 'go-to' location (background holding)


This game now comes in two modes: Normal play mode or 'Guess who JACK is' mode:
This is where you draw a grid and try to see if you can guess who the murderer (JACK) is
(this gives you, the player, the opportunity to get more involved as a 'whodunit?').


Progress: Much of the back-end scripting is done.
Overall progress: 8%

Still waiting on Background artists to confirm if jumping on board this crazy train.....(laugh)

Yours
Jack The Ripper

« Last Edit: 09 Sep 2014, 06:42 by slasher »

Re: JACK....... a journey into the Ripper murders!
« Reply #8 on: 07 Sep 2014, 16:24 »
Has this already been solved?

Newspaper Article
This has been a 'Mouse fetishist' approved message.

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Re: JACK....... a journey into the Ripper murders!
« Reply #9 on: 09 Sep 2014, 06:46 »
Has this already been solved?

Newspaper Article

Could be.... but this is 1888 and anything goes (laugh)

'Catch me if you can.'
Jack the Ripper



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Re: JACK..... Sniff Mode screenshot!
« Reply #10 on: 10 Sep 2014, 19:12 »
JACK

New screenshot in production (UPDATED Sept 11th).

The 'Sniff' Mode in use:


Progress: On schedule.

All are welcome to join in on the hunt for JACK.. (laugh)



« Last Edit: 11 Sep 2014, 08:03 by slasher »

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Re: JACK..... Suspect voices wanted!
« Reply #11 on: 15 Sep 2014, 21:02 »
Hi,

game progressing nicely but in real need of male voices to fill the parts of the suspects.. Come on guys, PM me (nod)

New Scene: The Beachcombers' Hut



Jack..............


« Last Edit: 18 Sep 2014, 20:43 by slasher »

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Re: JACK..... a journey into the Ripper murders!
« Reply #12 on: 18 Sep 2014, 20:27 »

Charles Davenport visiting the Police Station in his quest to apprehend Jack:


Progress: On schedule

Thanks to all those offering their voices. More always wanted.



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JACK..... New: Ripper murder scenes...
« Reply #13 on: 04 Oct 2014, 08:31 »
Screenshots in production.

Charles checking over The Ripper victims murder scenes for clues to The Rippers' identity:





Still plenty of voices required for suspects and others......Please PM.

Game progress: 40%

On schedule.

 

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Re: JACK..... a journey into the Ripper murders!
« Reply #14 on: 04 Oct 2014, 22:53 »
Love that gritty art style  :grin:

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Re: JACK..... a journey into the Ripper murders!
« Reply #15 on: 18 Oct 2014, 08:14 »
After a disastrous start with Win7 JACK is now back on course.

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Re: JACK..... a journey into the Ripper murders!
« Reply #16 on: 21 Oct 2014, 04:49 »
Spot-on art style there!  And like the innovative extra-detectiv-ish game design conceits like the suspect book, et. al.

I raise my absinthe to you, sir!

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Re: JACK.....Drury Lane...
« Reply #17 on: 27 Oct 2014, 07:54 »
New screenshot in production

Charles investigating in Drury Lane in his search for JACK:


Game progress: 80%



Re: JACK..... a journey into the Ripper murders!
« Reply #18 on: 29 Oct 2014, 16:28 »
Looks good and I am going to play this but I just had to say people might get offended with you using the actual autopsy photos.
You think you should do pixel art versions instead?

edit: *autopsy => crime scene
« Last Edit: 29 Oct 2014, 16:39 by ChestPecRespect »

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Re: JACK..... a journey into the Ripper murders!
« Reply #19 on: 29 Oct 2014, 17:27 »
Hi ChestPecRespect,

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Looks good and I am going to play this but I just had to say people might get offended with you using the actual autopsy photos.
You think you should do pixel art versions instead?
Why should they get offended and why should I not use actual photos? I could pixel art them, but why?

Are you offended?