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Leisure Suit Harry

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Space Quest: "A Son of Xenon"
« on: 15 Jun 2019, 20:30 »
Hi all,

inspired by the Space Quest Historian's “let's play” series on Youtube I have finally decided to start another Space Quest project – „A Son of Xenon“
I decided to make the game look like SQ3 (or Police Quest 2 or Larry 2) which means: 320x200 EGA graphics with a lot of dithering effects; It's icon controlled, though.

The story starts on Xenon (shortly before SQ I) and we get to know a hardworking smart Roger, a true son of Xenon. We will learn how he became the guy we love and there's this thing with the sun of Xenon, too.

Roger spends the first part of the game in his office and his studio apartment. When Roger is addressed by a woman who is simply too gorgeous to be true, a story of love and betrayal unfolds…

Progress:
Framework plot: 90%
Graphics: I have finished drawing 6 rooms, lots of animations (incl. several death scenes)
Scripting: I am currently scripting the 4th room.
Music: 0%



Xenopolis, one of the major cities on planet Xenon, Earnon system.



Roger's (resp. his colleague Buzz McFly's) office at XenopoTech, one of the leading tech companies.


« Last Edit: 15 Jun 2019, 21:07 by Leisure Suit Harry »
Yours Boston McShew (aka Leisure Suit Harry)

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Re: Space Quest: "A Son of Xenon"
« Reply #1 on: 15 Jun 2019, 20:51 »
Good luck with the project. :)

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Re: Space Quest: "A Son of Xenon"
« Reply #2 on: 15 Jun 2019, 21:09 »
Thanks, Cassiebsg! Adding .png did the trick  :smiley:
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Re: Space Quest: "A Son of Xenon"
« Reply #3 on: 29 Jun 2019, 21:33 »
I am posting this picture on the occasion of the upcoming 50th anniversary of the moonlanding.
And yes, it was all fake. Because the blue planet isn't earth, it's Xenon!  :wink:

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Re: Space Quest: "A Son of Xenon"
« Reply #4 on: 30 Jun 2019, 02:18 »
Missed this when first posted, looks good!

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Re: Space Quest: "A Son of Xenon"
« Reply #5 on: 30 Jun 2019, 02:30 »
I love Space Quest!  Very excited for this.   :cheesy:

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Re: Space Quest: "A Son of Xenon"
« Reply #6 on: 07 Jul 2019, 20:59 »
I might complete the first coherent part of the game within the next few weeks.
Please let me know if anyone is willing to do some testing.
Thanks!
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Re: Space Quest: "A Son of Xenon"
« Reply #7 on: 08 Jul 2019, 05:37 »
This looks so awesome!

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Re: Space Quest: "A Son of Xenon"
« Reply #8 on: 22 Mar 2020, 21:36 »
I am gladly informing you that I have added 2 more rooms and now finished scripting a first coherent part of "Space Quest - A Son of Xenon".
As soon as music/sounds have been added and testing completed I am going to release this first chapter.

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Re: Space Quest: "A Son of Xenon"
« Reply #9 on: 24 Mar 2020, 17:21 »
Let me know if you need some help with music or sound or play-testing. I love Space Quest and I think my style of music might fit. Riffing on classic SQ themes sounds fun.

Re: Space Quest: "A Son of Xenon"
« Reply #10 on: 26 Mar 2020, 02:39 »
Looks nice so far. Are you using 16-bit mode or restricting yourself to the 16-bit color palette? Or does it just look that way because of the old-school pixelated graphics?

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Re: Space Quest: "A Son of Xenon"
« Reply #11 on: 26 Mar 2020, 10:12 »
Looks nice so far. Are you using 16-bit mode or restricting yourself to the 16-bit color palette? Or does it just look that way because of the old-school pixelated graphics?
I am using the EGA color palette (in 320x200 bitmaps)
Yours Boston McShew (aka Leisure Suit Harry)

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Re: Space Quest: "A Son of Xenon"
« Reply #12 on: 23 Apr 2020, 12:15 »
The first chapter of the game is now ready for download on the AGS game database.  :-D

Have fun!

https://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/2436-a-son-of-xenon-a-space-quest-prequel/
Yours Boston McShew (aka Leisure Suit Harry)

Re: Space Quest: "A Son of Xenon"
« Reply #13 on: 02 Aug 2020, 23:26 »
As with your other game, Decisions of the Elders, this is yet another piece of work you have done and I too am looking forward to it's completion. Keep up the excellent work, my friend.

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Re: Space Quest: "A Son of Xenon"
« Reply #14 on: 03 Aug 2020, 20:01 »
Hello ltcolonel97062... this thread was inactive for more than 90 days. As the forum rules state it should not be posted to (instead send the author a PM) after 90 days. Thanks!

Leisure Suit Harry - if you're still in production with this game (and I hope you are) feel free to PM (include a link to the thread) when you're ready to post an update and I'll unlock it!

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Re: Space Quest: "A Son of Xenon"
« Reply #15 on: 06 Sep 2021, 16:06 »
In celebration of the 1000th download of the first part of "A Son of Xenon" I want to assure you that I am still working on the game.
My time is currently very limited but the project is alive. And as a proof of life I want to share another background picture with you:
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Re: Space Quest: "A Son of Xenon"
« Reply #16 on: 11 Sep 2021, 23:59 »
I'm glad to hear you are still working on the game. I am looking forward to playing the full game in the future.

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Re: Space Quest: "A Son of Xenon"
« Reply #17 on: 02 Nov 2021, 09:15 »
A short update:
The last few weeks have been very productive. The background pictures for the space lab (part II of the game) are more or less complete. I have started scripting this part...
Furthermore, I have revised the next parts. Part III will take place on a familiar dessert planet. Part IV will lead us into an exotic environment until we reach the final part where Roger saves the world - or not.
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Re: Space Quest: "A Son of Xenon"
« Reply #18 on: 02 Nov 2021, 23:59 »
Part III will take place on a familiar dessert planet.
that's gonna be delicious! ;-D

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Re: Space Quest: "A Son of Xenon"
« Reply #19 on: 21 Nov 2021, 11:19 »
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inspired by the Space Quest Historian's “let's play” series on Youtube

I never used to play the games, but I did thoroughly enjoy watching Space Quest Historian's vids  :-D

Keep up the good work!!!