Author Topic: Goat Herd and the Gods  (Read 12127 times)

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Goat Herd and the Gods
« on: 07 Dec 2014, 11:40 »


Life was pretty peaceful for Atl the Aztec goat herder.
That is until the legendary El Chupacabra showed up to decimate his four legged friends. Against such a mighty foe,
how can Atl save the day? Maybe with a little divine intervention?
Join our cowardly goat herd on his journey and find out in Goat Herd and the Gods!


Goat Herd and the Gods is a short point and click adventures game, and is the second title from Dropped Monocle's team (Soxbrooker & Myinah)

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The Goat Herd and the Gods Original Soundtrack composed by Denis "Problem" Comtesse is available to download now.






Update: Non installer version download










« Last Edit: 12 Dec 2014, 18:51 by Soxbrooker »

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Re: Goat Herd and the Gods
« Reply #1 on: 07 Dec 2014, 11:46 »
:O I can't believe this is done already! Downloading!

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Re: Goat Herd and the Gods
« Reply #2 on: 07 Dec 2014, 12:17 »
Wow! Congrats on the release! :)
Downloading now! Looking forward to try it!
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Re: Goat Herd and the Gods
« Reply #3 on: 07 Dec 2014, 12:28 »
Congratulations on releasing this!
No more military army stuff. I'm alive and back.

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Re: Goat Herd and the Gods
« Reply #4 on: 07 Dec 2014, 14:39 »
VERY NICE!
Could easily be a BD character!

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Re: Goat Herd and the Gods
« Reply #5 on: 07 Dec 2014, 19:20 »
Really really nice game, unfortunatly I seemed to manage to get it stuck into the hourglass...
Spoiler: ShowHide

This is a spoiler view at the risk of your own insanity, if you have not yet played the game!
[hide]
...right after I blended the chilli powered with the ambrosia crystals...

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And now I have to close the game and start over, as I hadn't saved... :~(

EDIT: Just played it again to the same point, saved it this time around, and yup, something happened! Is this a bug? Or am I just unlucky to have gotten a broken copy? (I got the zip file, but should not be anydiference, right?)
« Last Edit: 07 Dec 2014, 20:00 by Cassiebsg »
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Re: Goat Herd and the Gods
« Reply #6 on: 07 Dec 2014, 20:21 »
Agreed! I even sent a PM!
Really really nice game, unfortunatly I seemed to manage to get it stuck into the hourglass...
Spoiler: ShowHide

This is a spoiler view at the risk of your own insanity, if you have not yet played the game!
[hide]
...right after I blended the chilli powered with the ambrosia crystals...

[/hide]

And now I have to close the game and start over, as I hadn't saved... :~(

EDIT: Just played it again to the same point, saved it this time around, and yup, something happened! Is this a bug? Or am I just unlucky to have gotten a broken copy? (I got the zip file, but should not be anydiference, right?)

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Re: Goat Herd and the Gods
« Reply #7 on: 07 Dec 2014, 21:41 »
I am so so sorry, I have found the bug and fixing it now! I'll be uploading and changing the links ASAP,
I'm really sorry you have had this waste your time!

Update:
The Zipped version is now fixed hopefully, but I'm really sorry to say that old save files may keep the same bug, so to avoid this you may have to start a new game..

Update 2: okay, both versions are fixed
« Last Edit: 07 Dec 2014, 23:33 by Soxbrooker »

Re: Goat Herd and the Gods
« Reply #8 on: 08 Dec 2014, 02:20 »
I just finished playing. All I can say is AWESOME short game! Really polished graphics and animation. Cute puzzles and dialogues. I got stuck at the same place as Cassie and splat (I do wonder why that didn't emerge during testing) but it took less than 5 minutes to catch up to the point of the bug and continue.

Really well done!

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Re: Goat Herd and the Gods
« Reply #9 on: 08 Dec 2014, 03:18 »
I've really enjoyed this so far! Great graphics, great dialogue, fun and logical puzzles, just an over all splendid game! The only thing I've noticed is I'm not hearing the speech?! I checked to make sure the option was checked in the settings. BTW, I downloaded the zip archive. Any suggestions?

EDIT: I also downloaded the installer but same result?!
« Last Edit: 08 Dec 2014, 03:40 by josiah1221 »

Re: Goat Herd and the Gods
« Reply #10 on: 08 Dec 2014, 04:22 »
Congratulations again! It's really a nice little game.

josiah1221: The game doesn't include any voice acting at this point, so don't worry, it's not an issue on your side.
Chaos is just patterns we haven't recognized.

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Re: Goat Herd and the Gods
« Reply #11 on: 08 Dec 2014, 07:55 »
Finished it now. (laugh)
Thanks bunch for fixing it, loved playing this little gem full of humor! Great job!

If any complaints, is that the video play hacks on my machine, and specially the end video was like watching a slow motion film dropping frames all over.
Not sure what AGS uses to play the video, but playing it outside with VLC plays just fine, no hacking and really smooth animation.
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Re: Goat Herd and the Gods
« Reply #12 on: 08 Dec 2014, 08:14 »
The video playback can be hit and miss with the engine. My current laptop is pretty high spec and it sometimes runs perfectly and other days goes very slow mo. I think we might be pushing it to it's limit a bit as we are aiming to get HD quality where possible.

The bug was not the fault of the testers, we added new menus and a splash screen based on feedback and just wanted to get the game released before the end of the year so we can start working on our first full length title, Witchy Woo 2! It was our over eagerness not the wonderful testers who did a superb job!

Thank you all for the wonderful comments though! Glad to hear people are enjoying it :)

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Re: Goat Herd and the Gods
« Reply #13 on: 08 Dec 2014, 11:25 »
Gongratz on the release, Sox & Myinah!

Re: Goat Herd and the Gods
« Reply #14 on: 08 Dec 2014, 15:57 »
congratulations on the release! starting playing it last night, very cool :)
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Re: Goat Herd and the Gods
« Reply #15 on: 08 Dec 2014, 23:11 »
This game is out AND it is freeware? Amazing! I'm glad I have two weeks off over Christmas - they will certainly be filled with adventure games!

Re: Goat Herd and the Gods
« Reply #16 on: 09 Dec 2014, 03:14 »
Not sure if this is a spoiler but just in case
Spoiler: ShowHide
I noticed in the scene with the fire pit you can walk up to the tree on the upper left and a swoosh sound is heard as a leaf falls to the ground... if you back away and walk forward again you will hear the swoosh sound again and the leaf will rise back up. Any significance to this?!?!

Re: Goat Herd and the Gods
« Reply #17 on: 09 Dec 2014, 03:33 »
This a bug:
Spoiler: ShowHide
Yes, I noted and as the leaf goes back up is surely a bug indeed! It should always fall down! This leaf isn't needed and it just an animation


Not sure if this is a spoiler but just in case
Spoiler: ShowHide
I noticed in the scene with the fire pit you can walk up to the tree on the upper left and a swoosh sound is heard as a leaf falls to the ground... if you back away and walk forward again you will hear the swoosh sound again and the leaf will rise back up. Any significance to this?!?!


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Re: Goat Herd and the Gods
« Reply #18 on: 09 Dec 2014, 06:21 »
 :grin:
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 Congrats you found a little easter egg! It was a silly bug I made at the start of development that we left in as it makes us laugh.. so its not a bug.. its a feature ;)

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Re: Goat Herd and the Gods
« Reply #19 on: 09 Dec 2014, 09:10 »
We have a couple of videos of that particular "bug" on YouTube. It really tickled us for some reason. We were just learning to animate stuff and I think we like it because it shows how far we have come. Also everything about it is ridiculous, like the sound effect! Since when would it make that much noise?! We debated taking it out but decided to leave it in as an Easter Egg because it made us laugh as Sox said. (laugh)

You can see the footage im talking about here.