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Author Topic: Order of the Thorne The King's Challenge by Infamous Quests  (Read 4143 times)

Be a Bard! The challenge awaits!!

In a world far away, a tale of great adventure is coming to the land of Uir. Join Finn the bard on his quest to write 'the greatest ballad ever' as he undertakes "The King's Challenge".

Every ten years, the ruler of the Faerie Realm, King Quilhairn, offers up his latest challenge to those brave enough to undertake the quest. Their prize? One wish, any wish that is within his power to grant, and the prestige of being lauded as "Hero of the Faerie Kingdom".

Do you have the will and determination to guide Finn on his quest? Play your magic lute to discover the secrets of the land and entertain its people. Meet all kinds of interesting creatures, and prove your worth in this classic point and click adventure.

Available in the next few hours on Steam, GoG, Humble and the Infamous Quests online store! (26th January 2016)









GoG
http://www.gog.com/game/order_of_the_thorne_the_kings_challenge

Steam
http://store.steampowered.com/app/425600/

Infamous Quests
http://www.orderofthethorne.com

Gratz on the release!  Will post it on indiegamenews when I get a minute. 

One question - the sprites in the bottom screenshot in your post look a little out of sync with the backgrounds (I'm thinking mainly of the colours, particularly the cyan / very light blues of the barmaid's hair and the guy's backpack) - is this intentional?  Is there a special reason for this?

(Sorry couldn't help asking the question, the backgrounds look nice but this particular detail stood out to me as a bit odd.)
 

Congrats! Been looking forward to this release.
Btw, it still says "Release date: Late 2015" on www.orderofthethorne.com but I guess you guys will update that tomorrow...

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Nice! I will definitely take a look at that one in the near future. Getting a "Fable" and "Legends of Kyrandia" vibe here, which I loved both as a teenager.

@ CaptainD: I am pretty sure it is the creators style of setting the characters apart from the fairytale-like, colorful and very detailed backgrounds with vivid and strong hues. Look how many colors are used even in the bgs. Lower contrasted sprites would surely make it hard for them to stand out.
« Last Edit: 25 Jan 2016, 11:29 by Kumpel »

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And we're now live for sale on GoG.com and Steam!!

Thanks to everyone who's been a help to us over the years! Hope you enjoy being a bard!


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One question - the sprites in the bottom screenshot in your post look a little out of sync with the backgrounds (I'm thinking mainly of the colours, particularly the cyan / very light blues of the barmaid's hair and the guy's backpack) - is this intentional?  Is there a special reason for this?

(Sorry couldn't help asking the question, the backgrounds look nice but this particular detail stood out to me as a bit odd.)

They're Faerie's! They're all bright and colourful! (The barmaid is in fact a backer and that's the closest approximation to her hair colour too!)

Ah, that explains it then! :-D
 

It looks interesting.  Are there any arcade/combat sequences?

It looks interesting.  Are there any arcade/combat sequences?

No arcade sequences. The lute COULD be seen as such, but if you don't like it, it comes with an easy mode which is basically one-click.

Hobo

Congratulations on the release! Looks like a very solid start to a good year of AGS games and I'm eager to strike the strings of this one.

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Played and finished this over the weekend, and I can wholeheartedly recommend it. A fun little game with charm that evokes the spirit of King's Quest without all the annoying deaths or talking owls :D

Looking forward to Episode 2!

PS - I've had the amazing intro theme stuck in my head for days, damn you!