Author Topic: Tales of Jayvin  (Read 8541 times)

BarbWire

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Re: Tales of Jayvin
« Reply #60 on: 11 Sep 2019, 14:40 »
Ciao Vincent

I have just noticed that Tales of Jayvin, thanks to Dennis, is now available for MAC.

Spamfastic Studios deserves to have this excellent game showcased on as many
platforms, as possible.

I am surprised that after some fantastic reviews there are only two 'AGS Panel Ratings'
one of them mine.

Come on guys it only takes a few seconds to do this, and shows appreciation for the
work required to bring pleasure to a lot of people.

Re: Tales of Jayvin
« Reply #61 on: 03 Nov 2019, 12:12 »
Ciao BarbWire

Thanks for your truly kind words. As you well said Tales of Jayvin is now available for MAC too thanks to Dennis help! I must say that it has been tested by very few people who said that the game is being played correctly on this platform. In case anybody would have any problem with this version please let us know here or into our GameJolt/itch pages. As about the 'AGS Panel Ratings' I think that it may could happen that we forget to return to the Ags page to leave a vote on the game although we have play it. :)

RetroLee

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Re: Tales of Jayvin
« Reply #62 on: 19 Nov 2019, 10:44 »
Enter the magical land of Naturnum, and you'll never want to leave.
As you travel the land, unraveling its history, beautiful scenery awaits you at every turn.
Interact with the citizens, who are quirky, to say the least, and complete quests for them.
You'll be well rewarded. There are so many fun things to do in Tales of Jayvin, that I dont
know where to start. Ill have a go, though. To give your legs a rest, acquire a horse.
Gamble at Lost Vegas and make a fortune. Try out the fishing competition at Mystic Lake
and win the championship. Upgrade your house. There is an underwater section, which is
a joy to behold. However, you will only see this if you help the ghost. Go hire a boat from
Cap'n Horatio Crowe and visit the Islands. Take a cable car ride to Dragon Tooth Mount.
Visit shops to buy and sell items. Open chests and find money bags etc. This is just a
sample of what you can expect from the game. Spamfastic Studios spent four years
making this masterpiece. If you dont play Tales of Jayvin, you will be missing out on a
truly wondrous experience.   

BarbWire

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Re: Tales of Jayvin
« Reply #63 on: 14 Jan 2020, 15:18 »
With the game awards just around the corner, I thought I would put in a word for Tales of Jayvin.

My contribution to this game was writing 'The History of Naturnum' in seven books, which can be
purchased from Page Turners store, poetry, dialogues and everything in between.

Since Tales of Jayvin first appeared, in June of last year, I have been following its progress, and
I am surprised that more people have not downloaded and played this brilliant offering. (I'm not
biased - honest  :wink:)

Mandle, Shadow and Lorenzo, and RetroLee (In the order they posted comments) on the whole
all raved about the game, so why the lack of interest?

Is it the length of the game putting people off? if so then don't worry because there is a perfectly
functioning SAVE option. No need to try to play in one sitting. (You couldn't, anyway, unless you
wanted to suffer sleep deprivation :smiley:) If it is the battling that puts you off, it isn't really
difficult with just a little thought. Puzzles are interesting and not too taxing on the grey matter.

RetroJay and Vincent, Spamfastic Studios, put their hearts and souls into Tales Of Jayvin. It would
be doing them an injustice not to give it a go.   

Re: Tales of Jayvin
« Reply #64 on: 15 Jan 2020, 06:47 »
This game looks lovely! I'll give it a try this evening. The only thing I don't like so much is the quite big "hunger"-bar. It gives me the impression that the game is all about eating and surviving. I'm no big fan of survival games so I'd like to ask if I'll die often here?

Re: Tales of Jayvin
« Reply #65 on: 15 Jan 2020, 10:43 »
Thank you very much RetroLee and BarbWire for your truly kind words, I deeply appreciate it very much!

@Athanor
Thank you very much for your truly kind words, I am glad to hear that you will give it a try later. Don't worry much about the hunger bar at all, you could only die in certain circumstances but nevertheless the game will warn you when an area is potentially dangerous risking the complete game over. So the game advise you to save your state before continuing, I hope you will enjoy it! :)

Re: Tales of Jayvin
« Reply #66 on: 15 Jan 2020, 12:10 »
Thank you very much RetroLee and BarbWire for your truly kind words, I deeply appreciate it very much!

@Athanor
Thank you very much for your truly kind words, I am glad to hear that you will give it a try later. Don't worry much about the hunger bar at all, you could only die in certain circumstances but nevertheless the game will warn you when an area is potentially dangerous risking the complete game over. So the game advise you to save your state before continuing, I hope you will enjoy it! :)
Thank you for the information! I look forward to play your game. :)

BarbWire

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Re: Tales of Jayvin
« Reply #67 on: 17 Jan 2020, 15:00 »
Hi Athanor.

I hope you are enjoying playing Tales of Jayvin. Vincent was spot on when he advised you about the hunger bar
and likelihood of dying. The chances of which are very slim. Also, take your time walking the landscape. Running
everywhere will reduce your hunger bar quicker. Sometimes you can find food in chests or it just spawns in random
locations. If you need a more substantial meal go see Jen at her store. If you undertake a quest for the blacksmith
you can come by a horse.

Are you having any difficulty with battles? There are only three main enemies in the game which you need to deal
with to progress. One is a level 10 cave troll. The next is a character called Nick De Vile (Level 20 I believe) and the
end game Demon Spider (Level 32 I believe) These are all DARK characters so who will you need to train up and arm
with special powers bought from Captain Horatio Crowe. You will need to hire his boat and visit the islands to
encounter the best ally for the battle. It is a good idea to do this while at a low level. Then concentrate on training
this ally

I hope I have explained this correctly. I have played and completed Tales of Jayvin myself and found this worked
for me. I was quite chuffed when I dispatched the Demon Spider without too much effort.

Vincent is the expert when it comes to Final Fantasy games, so if you get stuck I'm sure he will be only too pleased to
help.

In fact, if there is any aspect of the game anyone is struggling with, be it quests puzzles etc. please don't be afraid to
ask for help from Retrojay or Vincent (Spamfastic Studios)
« Last Edit: 17 Jan 2020, 16:15 by BarbWire »

Re: Tales of Jayvin
« Reply #68 on: 09 Apr 2020, 11:54 »
Thank you very much BarbWire for your truly kind words. I'd like to special thanks everyone who nominated Tales of Jayvin for "Best Non Adventure Game Created with AGS" at the AGS Awards 2019. This award was really appreciated and I would like to congratulate all the team members for the fantastic work done over the years. I'd like to share some beautiful graphics that were given by the wonderful event of the ceremony, for this reason I have updated also the main post, many thanks again to all of you!

« Last Edit: 09 Apr 2020, 11:59 by Vincent »

Re: Tales of Jayvin
« Reply #69 on: 09 Apr 2020, 17:40 »
Well deserved Vincent, big congratulations to you and the rest of the team :)

Re: Tales of Jayvin
« Reply #70 on: 09 Apr 2020, 21:10 »
Thank you very much Kastchey for your kind words and for sharing these beautiful graphics from the ceremony, I really appreciate them!  :)

BarbWire

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Re: Tales of Jayvin
« Reply #71 on: 26 May 2020, 15:56 »

Just love the way Night Stalker, the Werewolf, gobs the Black Death virus
over his adversary.

Can't think why, but it kinda reminds me of a certain situation in which
we all find ourselves.  :-D

Re: Tales of Jayvin
« Reply #72 on: 28 May 2020, 18:13 »
That's correct BarbWire, it's a kinda of a coronavirus attack 8-) maybe all of this has something to do with werewolves and not bats  :-D

BarbWire

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Re: Tales of Jayvin
« Reply #73 on: 28 May 2020, 18:35 »

Ciao, Vincent, amico mio

You could well be right.

Scientist should stop blaming bats, fish, cats, dogs and any
other animal you can think of.

As soon as the moon rises, lock yourself indoors. If you have to
go out, remember to social distance from werewolves.  :-D




Re: Tales of Jayvin
« Reply #74 on: 31 May 2020, 23:07 »
Ahaha ciao, BarbWire, amica mia.
Well said, the same goes for everyone and, just in case, don't forget the shields that protect against the opponent's special attacks!  :-D

BarbWire

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Re: Tales of Jayvin
« Reply #75 on: Yesterday at 16:00 »
Ciao, Vincent, amico mio

Good advice about the shielding.

I can't believe that a year has gone by since you, and Retrojay,
released this brilliant game.

Over a four year period you delivered thousands of lines of
intricate programming, while Retrojay agonised over the perfect
placing of every pixel, to create all the artwork.

I was pleased to see that Tales of Jayvin achieved 5 nominations,
and was awarded the best non-adventure game of 2019.

I am surprised though, that in view of this, the game has not been
downloaded many times. It deserves far better.

Anyway, Happy Birthday for the 6th of June.  I will add this to the
Happy Birthday thread on Saturday a.b.w.
« Last Edit: Yesterday at 16:12 by BarbWire »