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Legend of Hand - coming September 28th 2017!
« on: 11 Dec 2014, 14:23 »
Hey guys!

I'm happy to say that Legend of Hand will be released on September 28th! It will be available on Steam, itch.io and Gamejolt.

You can check out the Steam page here!

We made a couple of trailers for the game - you can see them here and here.

You can also see a behind the scenes video here which shows some of the fun we had recording some of the vocal effects used in the game!

About the game
Legend of Hand tells the story of a hero on an epic quest to find the mythical Grandmaster Hand, the one man who can restore peace to a troubled world. Inspired by adventure classics, Far-East legends and martial arts beat 'em up games of the 80's and 90's, this point and click adventure will take the player on a unique journey through magical lands.

The Story
Your masters have put their trust in you to find the mythical Grandmaster Hand, an enigmatic figure who disappeared many years ago. He is the one man capable of stopping the gathering unrest that is threatening your world. To find Hand you will need to travel through four mysterious islands, finding clues and challenging their infamous masters - the so-called Fingers of Hand! The masters are experts in martial arts and finding them will be not always be easy.

Your quest will take you on an epic adventure across unique islands and weird worlds where you will meet amazing friends and terrifying foes. So many distractions await but do not forget your aim - find Grandmaster Hand to save your world and its inhabitants!

Can you reunite a troubled world? Can you find the elusive Grandmaster Hand? Your destiny awaits...

Features
- An epic quest spanning many wonderful lands. Expect 10+ hours of gameplay!
- An impressive cast of intriguing, bizarre, amusing and lovable characters. Expect to meet companions who will aid and follow you in your adventures!
- Traditional point and click adventure game elements such as puzzles, inventory system and dialogue interactions.
- Unique hand drawn graphics and animations.
- A turn-based RPG style fighting system that is easy to learn and fun to play. Learn new combat moves, increase your HP and fight enemies.
- Mini games galore!
- Animated cut scenes.
- Original soundtrack reflecting the atmosphere of the special worlds visited by the hero.

Here's some (now somewhat outdated) screenshots.







« Last Edit: 29 Sep 2017, 15:26 by Darth Mandarb »
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Re: The Legend of Hand - coming 2015
« Reply #1 on: 11 Dec 2014, 18:49 »
Dude, this looks pretty fleshed out already -- with a simple, but really nice style. Where do you find the time -- not to mention energy?

Re: The Legend of Hand - coming 2015
« Reply #2 on: 11 Dec 2014, 18:59 »
Aha! This caught my eye at AdventureX, we were stood watching it on one of the screens but I shortly forgot the name :-D

Lovely style with a great choice of colours. Story gives me a Monkey Island vibe too, love it! The backgrounds are really consistent, do you draw them yourself or have an artist on board?
« Last Edit: 11 Dec 2014, 19:01 by Chicky »

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Re: The Legend of Hand - coming 2015
« Reply #3 on: 11 Dec 2014, 22:43 »
I also tryed it a little bit in AdventureX.
I found it soo nice, funny, playable, and sooooooo old school :D
great work guys!

Re: The Legend of Hand - coming 2015
« Reply #4 on: 14 Dec 2014, 13:01 »
Thanks for the nice comments guys :)

Fitz: The time is born out of doing games in lunch break at work... and a few late nights... and the energy is born out of general boredom/despair/passion :) Also, I'm just doing the programming on this one.

Chicky: Glad it caught your eye at AdventureX! So many AGS people there, we should have all had name badges! This game is being written and drawn by my good friend John, who is part of Cloak and Dagger Games. I'm just doing the programming on this one, so it's his brainchild. Hopefully drag him onto the forum one day.

AprilSkies: Was a real pleasure to meet you at AdventureX! Glad you liked it :)

With Mudlarks I did the story (with my wife), programming and other bits and pieces, John did the graphics. A Date in the Park was pretty much a solo game for me, and with this one I'm just doing the programming. I'm currently writing out two more games, at least one of which will come out as Legend of Hand is getting made. I really have caught the AGS bug...

Here's another screen in progress from The Legend of Hand, this is a still from the intro.


« Last Edit: 14 Dec 2014, 13:03 by shaun9991 »
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Re: The Legend of Hand - coming 2015
« Reply #5 on: 14 Dec 2014, 20:53 »
An adventure game with RPG elements? Well, you have my attention, Sir. ;) Good luck with the project!

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Re: The Legend of Hand - coming 2015
« Reply #6 on: 17 Dec 2014, 16:42 »
Very nice stuff and was interesting to see you taking this direction for this game at AdventureX. Lots of nice detail, I found it surprisingly immersive. Looking forward to more, and thanks for bringing it to the event :)

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Re: The Legend of Hand - coming 2015
« Reply #7 on: 18 Dec 2014, 02:15 »
As a big fan of your games I am looking forward to more news on this one with great anticipation!

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Re: The Legend of Hand - coming 2015
« Reply #8 on: 18 Dec 2014, 02:49 »
Oh, so it's almost like a martial-arts version of Quest for Glory.

Let's see how this game turns out--looks great so far.

Re: The Legend of Hand - coming 2015
« Reply #9 on: 19 Dec 2014, 18:06 »
Gah I forgot to post on this one!

The Legend of Hand looks very, very cool indeed.  8-)

Re: The Legend of Hand - coming 2015
« Reply #10 on: 30 Dec 2014, 22:14 »
Hi guys!

Thanks for the really nice comments, it means a lot :)

Mods: Thanks for having us at AdventureX, it was such a cool experience! Glad you enjoyed the game :)

We've been beavering away as much as possible on the game, things are back into full swing! Working on the second island of the game now. Here's a frame from a sprite animation John was working on today, and a new screenshot!

I also wrote a blog update on our website if anyone wants to have a gander. You can read it here!

« Last Edit: 25 Apr 2016, 21:27 by shaun9991 »
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Re: The Legend of Hand - coming 2015
« Reply #11 on: 30 Dec 2014, 22:35 »
Hey Shaun, I really love the look of this game. Hope it keeps the cinematic feel with the close ups.

Re: The Legend of Hand - coming 2015
« Reply #12 on: 08 Jan 2015, 15:24 »
Thanks Gurok! Trying to put in as many close ups as we can :)

Here's a pic from the transition sequence between islands

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Re: The Legend of Hand - coming 2015
« Reply #13 on: 08 Jan 2015, 17:12 »
Looks wonderful!  I'm hoping you'll include a karate-based fishing mini-game where you do flying kicks into the water to flush out the fish, then jump onto the raft and leg sweep them into the cooking pot. :grin:

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Re: The Legend of Hand - coming 2015
« Reply #14 on: 08 Jan 2015, 19:57 »
Awesome screenshot :-D really loving the style of this! The gray scale character and the choice of background colors (nod)

Re: Legend of Hand - coming 2015/16
« Reply #15 on: 08 Dec 2015, 23:24 »
Hey guys,

Just a wee heads up, we'll be showing Legend of Hand at Adventure X in London this Saturday - and a demo should be out next week :)

For those who played it last year there is quite a bit of new content, but mostly just a more polished and refined version of what we had then. Progress has been a little slow, but we've got some good momentum now! Hoping to have it all done by this time next year - too many other games to make!!

Hope to see some of you good folk on Saturday!

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Re: Legend of Hand - coming 2016
« Reply #16 on: 03 Mar 2016, 11:43 »
Hey guys!

We will be putting out a demo for Legend of Hand in a couple of weeks, if any of you would like to help us test it please let us know! Any help would be super appreciated. The demo is probably around one hour of gameplay.

Thanks!
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Re: Legend of Hand - Demo and Steam Greenlight now live!
« Reply #17 on: 20 Mar 2016, 12:38 »
I've updated the info at the top of this page to reflect where the game is at now! :) Demo and Steam Greenlight now live!
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Re: Legend of Hand - Demo and Steam Greenlight now live!
« Reply #18 on: 20 Mar 2016, 14:26 »
Cool. This is going to be awesome.
I love the last screenshot!

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Re: Legend of Hand - Demo and Steam Greenlight now live!
« Reply #19 on: 20 Mar 2016, 16:58 »
Voted! Keep up the good work and good luck with the Greenlight. :)