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Re: Kid friendly AGS game recommendations?
« Reply #20 on: 14 Sep 2020, 03:26 »
Come to think of it, probably most of Cat's games are suitable for kids. My kids played that one with hidden apples, but I think they were younger then.

Thanks for mentioning my games, Cassiebsg and heltenjon! However, not all my games are suitable for kids.

The games you mentioned, https://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/1540-escape-the-barn/ and https://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/1475-apple-farm/ do not require any reading.

No voice acting but still very suitable for children: Toffee Trouble in Creamville (https://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/2047-toffee-trouble-in-creamville/) or any of the Cornelius Cat games. And there is also Sheep Quest and Head over Heels.

Thanks! We tried Apple Farm, which was very fun. Will give the others in your list a try soon.

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Re: Kid friendly AGS game recommendations?
« Reply #21 on: 19 Sep 2020, 18:09 »
How about Three little pigs or Kitten Catastrophy? I'd say BYO-Hero, but ToeKnee hasn't released it yet (perhaps waiting for my kids to give the Beta another go first).

AT last - It is OUT NOW HeltenJon!!
The FULL and FREE Point-and-click Adventure game for Parents and kids!

See the AGS Post here:
https://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=58435.msg636626678#msg636626678

See the Game HomePage (including DOWNLOAD and full INSTALLER) here:
https://byo-hero.itch.io/byo-hero

See the Intro Video here:
« Last Edit: 19 Sep 2020, 18:13 by ToeKnee »
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Re: Kid friendly AGS game recommendations?
« Reply #22 on: 19 Sep 2020, 19:54 »
How about Three little pigs or Kitten Catastrophy? I'd say BYO-Hero, but ToeKnee hasn't released it yet (perhaps waiting for my kids to give the Beta another go first).
AT last - It is OUT NOW HeltenJon!!
The FULL and FREE Point-and-click Adventure game for Parents and kids!

Ok, then I say BYO-Hero! I've been test driving this game with my kids aged 6-11, and they really liked this.

Re: Kid friendly AGS game recommendations?
« Reply #23 on: 20 Sep 2020, 05:56 »

Why not give THE DECORCIST a go. Plenty of child friendly monsters
that will raise a smile. It is Platform/Adventure and only takes place
over two screens, though there is plenty to do. When it came out in 2015
people seemed to love it. Some slight help may be needed in the later
stages.

No voice acting, but very little reading, as far as I remember.   

Thanks, we gave this a try on the weekend. It is indeed a lot of fun, but I find AGS platforms all suffer from a certain clunkiness I can't quite put my finger on. Anyway, my son is too young to notice, so it was a good time nonetheless!

Re: Kid friendly AGS game recommendations?
« Reply #24 on: 20 Sep 2020, 05:57 »
How about Three little pigs or Kitten Catastrophy? I'd say BYO-Hero, but ToeKnee hasn't released it yet (perhaps waiting for my kids to give the Beta another go first).

AT last - It is OUT NOW HeltenJon!!
The FULL and FREE Point-and-click Adventure game for Parents and kids!

See the AGS Post here:
https://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=58435.msg636626678#msg636626678

See the Game HomePage (including DOWNLOAD and full INSTALLER) here:
https://byo-hero.itch.io/byo-hero

See the Intro Video here:


Looks good - do you by chance have a ZIP file available for the game? I can't run exe files on my work PC.

Re: Kid friendly AGS game recommendations?
« Reply #25 on: 20 Sep 2020, 05:59 »
Came here to suggest Apple Farm but its already been recommended. So how about RAM Ghost?

Thank you for the suggestion. I can't seem to get RAM Ghost to run. I'm getting some graphics resolution error.

Re: Kid friendly AGS game recommendations?
« Reply #26 on: 20 Sep 2020, 06:11 »
Come to think of it, probably most of Cat's games are suitable for kids. My kids played that one with hidden apples, but I think they were younger then.

Thanks for mentioning my games, Cassiebsg and heltenjon! However, not all my games are suitable for kids.

The games you mentioned, https://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/1540-escape-the-barn/ and https://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/1475-apple-farm/ do not require any reading.

No voice acting but still very suitable for children: Toffee Trouble in Creamville (https://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/2047-toffee-trouble-in-creamville/) or any of the Cornelius Cat games. And there is also Sheep Quest and Head over Heels.

LOVED Toffee Trouble! Very nice game! We'll try the other titles a little later this week. Thanks for the recommendations!

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Re: Kid friendly AGS game recommendations?
« Reply #27 on: 20 Sep 2020, 13:09 »

Hi Milkanannan

I am so glad to hear that you, and your young son, enjoyed
playing THE DECORCIST.

If you don't mind me asking, did you actually complete the game
and reap the award of a most prestigious gold or silver trophy?  :)

Re: Kid friendly AGS game recommendations?
« Reply #28 on: 20 Sep 2020, 14:15 »
Some other recommandations:

Kuma Story

Every game by Pilchard

Two games by Matt Frith:
The Surprisingly Short Adventure of Leopold Kettle
The Shortest Journey


"Awakener" and "Shifter's Box" by Ben304 have been mentionned. I'd add Man Boy vs Doctor Sock and !
« Last Edit: 20 Sep 2020, 14:19 by Creamy »
 

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Re: Kid friendly AGS game recommendations?
« Reply #29 on: Yesterday at 08:26 »
AT last - It is OUT NOW HeltenJon!!
The FULL and FREE Point-and-click Adventure game for Parents and kids!

See the AGS Post here:
https://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=58435.msg636626678#msg636626678

See the Game HomePage (including DOWNLOAD and full INSTALLER) here:
https://byo-hero.itch.io/byo-hero

Looks good - do you by chance have a ZIP file available for the game? I can't run exe files on my work PC.

Here's the zipped version [139mb]

Re: Kid friendly AGS game recommendations?
« Reply #30 on: Yesterday at 16:25 »
Number Rescue - Definitely the highlight of the batch we played! CaptainD, mate you've got all these layers to you that none of us know about. (laugh) I had no idea this game even existed! You should do a followup series with these characters. It's a really good concept!

Thank you!  That really means a lot to me.  Yeah it was sort of supposed to be the start of a series but as with so many ideas I just ran out of time... maybe one day...
 

Re: Kid friendly AGS game recommendations?
« Reply #31 on: Yesterday at 18:11 »

Hi Milkanannan

I am so glad to hear that you, and your young son, enjoyed
playing THE DECORCIST.

If you don't mind me asking, did you actually complete the game
and reap the award of a most prestigious gold or silver trophy?  :)


No, actually. My son is pretty young, so the fun was really going up and down the ladders and ducking into the little cubby holes when we finally figured out we could do that. We died every time, but the goal for us kind of became trying to stay alive as long as possible.

Is that your game?

Re: Kid friendly AGS game recommendations?
« Reply #32 on: Yesterday at 18:11 »
AT last - It is OUT NOW HeltenJon!!
The FULL and FREE Point-and-click Adventure game for Parents and kids!

See the AGS Post here:
https://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=58435.msg636626678#msg636626678

See the Game HomePage (including DOWNLOAD and full INSTALLER) here:
https://byo-hero.itch.io/byo-hero

Looks good - do you by chance have a ZIP file available for the game? I can't run exe files on my work PC.

Here's the zipped version [139mb]

Sweet! Thanks~

Re: Kid friendly AGS game recommendations?
« Reply #33 on: Yesterday at 18:12 »
Some other recommandations:

Kuma Story

Every game by Pilchard

Two games by Matt Frith:
The Surprisingly Short Adventure of Leopold Kettle
The Shortest Journey


"Awakener" and "Shifter's Box" by Ben304 have been mentionned. I'd add Man Boy vs Doctor Sock and !

Amazing~ thanks! Chalk these up for this coming weekend...

Re: Kid friendly AGS game recommendations?
« Reply #34 on: Yesterday at 18:15 »
Number Rescue - Definitely the highlight of the batch we played! CaptainD, mate you've got all these layers to you that none of us know about. (laugh) I had no idea this game even existed! You should do a followup series with these characters. It's a really good concept!

Thank you!  That really means a lot to me.  Yeah it was sort of supposed to be the start of a series but as with so many ideas I just ran out of time... maybe one day...


Yeah, the ending left us thinking there was more to come. You should maybe think about building the next instalment with your kids as a bit of a lesson in coding for them. I'm trying to do similar things with my son at scratch.mit.edu (he's a bit young to understand AGS just yet).

BarbWire

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Re: Kid friendly AGS game recommendations?
« Reply #35 on: Yesterday at 18:38 »

Hi Milkanannan

So you had more fun playing 'The Decorcist' as a survival game, and why not.
As long as your son had a good time that's all that matters.

If you do ever give it another go, and manage to get into the next screen, there
is a witch, with her black cat, flying on her broomstick. I think your son would
laugh at this.

No, it's not my game. I don't possess the know how. My role was game tester.
It was produced by Retrojay. He also did 'The Lost Prince of Lorden.'

Re: Kid friendly AGS game recommendations?
« Reply #36 on: Today at 02:44 »
Zniw Adventure looks like it should be suitable when it comes out.
https://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=50635.0