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Author Topic: Are you up to playing dozens of great adventures?  (Read 2467 times)

Re: Are you up to playing dozens of great adventures?
« Reply #40 on: 19 Jun 2021, 22:02 »
The official voting is over, and some games were placed too high and some too low, as usual.  ;)

I played The Cavern Echoes. Nice idea to pop in and out of your body. This entry was designed a bit differently than the engine works, giving a description when the mouse pointer hovers over something, and saying that description isn't interesting when I right-clicked.  (laugh) The intention was clearly to use left button only. The game wasn't finished, and the ending is text only in the version out now. Short, okay game with decent pictures and easy puzzles.

And after I saw the results, I also played The Telwynium. This gave me vibes back to Conquests of Camelot. There is a lot of fantasy setup with names, titles and areas, but after some minutes it works very well. Very well-written, good character interaction, great world-building and also very good use of what isn't really that many locations. The story finds a balance between darkness and humour without feeling strained. A bit on the easy side, perhaps, but quite a long story. Even though it's not my number one pick, I can easily understand why this one was the overall winner. It's a very good jam game.

Re: Are you up to playing dozens of great adventures?
« Reply #41 on: 19 Jun 2021, 22:51 »
The official voting is over, and some games were placed too high and some too low, as usual.  ;)

For those interested: The following is the list of games that ranked #1 to #5 in at least one voting category.
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Re: Are you up to playing dozens of great adventures?
« Reply #42 on: 19 Jun 2021, 23:58 »
For those interested: The following is the list of games that ranked #1 to #5 in at least one voting category.
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Just two corrections:

#4 in Mental Engagement is Nebraska Smith (not Darts 2).
#4 in Characterization is Coffin Valley (not Anamnesis II).

Re: Are you up to playing dozens of great adventures?
« Reply #43 on: 10 Jul 2021, 02:57 »
Well, the jam has ended, but I think I'll play them all, just the same.

I tried Gynoid. This game is unfinished. The dirty look of the building was nice, but it was difficult to see objects. There wasn't much to do, either, though the story seems interesting (if generic) and the atmosphere is good. I'm not really a fan of first person perspective in an adventure games, but that isn't the developer's fault. I found some objects, mostly newspapers and books that gave some backstory, but nothing I could use. (Unless I used the keys automatically.) If there are more locations available than the first house, I failed to find them.

As it is, it's an atmospheric demo of a first person cyberpunkish adventure.

Re: Are you up to playing dozens of great adventures?
« Reply #44 on: 10 Jul 2021, 09:48 »
Yes, the jam has ended, but even after two months, Thinker is still getting a sporadic trickle of some views and downloads.

People still seem to be finding and playing the jam games, every now and then.


Re: Are you up to playing dozens of great adventures?
« Reply #45 on: Yesterday at 11:53 »
I finally got around to playing A Weekend at Villa Apate, and I understand why this was a favourite among many of you. It's small in download size and huge in content.

I really like the characters, the over-the-top humour, and the convoluted puzzles. I played the jam version and was stuck because I didn't see an exit, but got a hint from a comment on gamejolt from another player who had the same experience. This has been improved in a new version. I think this may be my favourite game of the jam, together with IMAGinE.

All you who liked the time-traveling mechanics of this game (or of Day of The Tentacle, for that matter), will probably also enjoy Lucas Mendoza - Amateur Detective DEMO. It's a fascinating way to create games and puzzles. (And vice versa if you only played Lucas Mendoza, of course.)  ;-D