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CYBORG SEPPUKU
« on: 01 Sep 2018, 13:07 »

TALES FROM THE OUTER ZONE:
CYBORG SEPPUKU


A cyberpunk tale of marriage and selfdestruction.


You're a cyborg and your wife has left you. To find her you must leave "The Structure" - a dystopian city in which you are imprisoned.
The only way of escaping The Structure is to rid yourself of your implants and become a plain-skin.

Created by Malte Burup @outerzonetweets



GET IT HERE:
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The game was made for MAGS August 2018.
It has been great working on my first AGS game!
Feedback is more than welcome. I will probably make a version 2.0.

Enjoy :)
The Outer Zone - Strange narrative games and illustrated books.
http://the-outer-zone.blogspot.com/

Re: CYBORG SEPPUKU
« Reply #1 on: 01 Sep 2018, 20:39 »
Yay! It looks so awesome in full colour. Looking forward to replay it in the newest version.

Click'd

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Re: CYBORG SEPPUKU
« Reply #2 on: 01 Sep 2018, 21:01 »
This sure got style.

Mandle

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Re: CYBORG SEPPUKU
« Reply #3 on: 02 Sep 2018, 03:03 »
Are you Moebius in real life?!

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Re: CYBORG SEPPUKU
« Reply #4 on: 02 Sep 2018, 05:18 »
Are you Moebius in real life?!
Gotta be.

Re: CYBORG SEPPUKU
« Reply #5 on: 02 Sep 2018, 12:04 »
This looks so good.
Will give it a spin ASAP :)

Congrats on the release!
"We do not stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing."

Mandle

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Re: CYBORG SEPPUKU
« Reply #6 on: 02 Sep 2018, 16:10 »
Here's my feedback on the game from the MAGS thread:

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Well, what can I say? It's beyond amazing! From the Moebius-style graphics, the social commentary subtext of unplugging from our devices, to the actual fun puzzles and characters, this game just had me drooling for more, even though I suspected that I wouldn't get to see The Outer Zone. But I really wanted to! Silverspook, have you played this yet? You would LOVE it!!! Gonna be a hard contender to beat for the other games!

A bit of pixel-hunting is totally forgivable as the backgrounds are just so rich in detail that the player naturally wants to explore every nook and cranny anyway.

One thing I might suggest though is to remove the "self-censorship" comment in the game. I think most players will get this without having it pointed out to them to so bluntly. Also, perhaps the C.Jones comment about the coffee cup. I think this game is great enough to deserve no in-jokes/tributes.

Also: one of the coolest game titles of all time which the game lives up to! Sometimes bad games have really cool titles as clickbait. This ain't one of those!


Seriously though, SilverSpook, you will love this!

Re: CYBORG SEPPUKU
« Reply #7 on: 02 Sep 2018, 22:10 »
Thanks a bunch everyone ;-D

Yeah, the Moebius style appeared on the day of drawing the backgrounds. Was initially going for a more realistic (Technobabylon) style.
But then I looked at the Bilal drawings for the comic "Exterminator 17".
I hope to make more Tales From The Outer Zone, but I might change the style for each game. I haven't decided yet, though.
The Outer Zone - Strange narrative games and illustrated books.
http://the-outer-zone.blogspot.com/

kconan

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Re: CYBORG SEPPUKU
« Reply #8 on: 03 Sep 2018, 05:48 »
  This looks awesome, nice job!  What a unique color palette.

selmiak

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Re: CYBORG SEPPUKU
« Reply #9 on: 03 Sep 2018, 19:55 »
Having fun already, will write more once I find
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the appropriate tool to unscrew the goggles. where is it? not in the trash. hints?

Re: CYBORG SEPPUKU
« Reply #10 on: 03 Sep 2018, 20:11 »
Having fun already, will write more once I find
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the appropriate tool to unscrew the goggles. where is it? not in the trash. hints?

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Don't be a good citizen. Be a bad citizen. Then when you really get into trouble, become a good citizen again by turning yourself in.
(Let me know if this doesn't help much ;))

selmiak

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Re: CYBORG SEPPUKU
« Reply #11 on: 03 Sep 2018, 20:48 »
@Kastchey
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Indeed it didn't help at all :-D

Re: CYBORG SEPPUKU
« Reply #12 on: 03 Sep 2018, 21:30 »
Haha fair enough :-D
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Get a total of three penalty points by vandalizing various objects - pipes and rear mirror I believe (you already have one for swearing). Then go back to the elevator.

selmiak

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Re: CYBORG SEPPUKU
« Reply #13 on: 08 Sep 2018, 15:13 »
finished it and longplayed it :)


KyriakosCH

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Re: CYBORG SEPPUKU
« Reply #14 on: 08 Sep 2018, 18:20 »
Nice game & very cool/atmospheric music theme :)
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Re: CYBORG SEPPUKU
« Reply #15 on: 09 Sep 2018, 05:05 »
Cool original free cyberpunk games ftw! I gave you a shoutout on today's Silver Spook live stream. :)

Re: CYBORG SEPPUKU
« Reply #16 on: 09 Sep 2018, 23:15 »
@kconan: Thank you! I went for "bright cyberpunk" color palette - which is also very moebius/bilal.
@Kastchey: Thanks for being my hints and tips hotline when I'm not around :D
@Salmiak: Awesome! Already saw it - didn't know it was you :) Thank you!
@KyriakosCH: Thank you - can you guess what Vangelis piece inspired me? I only had a day for all music and SFX, so I went with a "steal" for the main theme.
@SilverSpook: I know! I saw it, just as I tuned in to watch you talk about your game, you were talking about mine :D Thanks a lot!

There has been a lot of great response to my game. From the AGS forums, point-and-click kings on twitter and from critics. PC Gamer picked it for one of their free games of the week Could not have wished for more :) Thank you!
The Outer Zone - Strange narrative games and illustrated books.
http://the-outer-zone.blogspot.com/

KyriakosCH

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Re: CYBORG SEPPUKU
« Reply #17 on: 10 Sep 2018, 19:49 »
^Awesome :) (nod)
Envy can ruin a man; try the Chrysalis... Read articles in my Patreon!

Re: CYBORG SEPPUKU
« Reply #18 on: 11 Sep 2018, 08:01 »
Congrats on the PC Gamer spot, man! Well deserved, from one unusual artstyle cyberpunk creator to another. :)

Re: CYBORG SEPPUKU
« Reply #19 on: 13 Sep 2018, 08:14 »
Thanks SilverSpook - yeah I also thought of Neofeud when I read the thing about the bright and unusual artstyle :)
The Outer Zone - Strange narrative games and illustrated books.
http://the-outer-zone.blogspot.com/