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Metaphobia
« on: 20 Jun 2019, 00:23 »

Metaphobia is an investigative mystery game in the style of classic 1990’s point-and-click adventures.

STORY
Shortly after being elected mayor, Carl Elmstat is murdered by a thief who is quickly caught, convicted, and sent to prison – case closed. Carl’s son Richard however, is unsettled by the details and decides to investigate further on his own. His prime suspect? His father’s political rival – Edward Raban. Throughout the investigation, Richard will find out that the truth behind the murder is hidden deep under the ground – deeper than he ever could have imagined.

Story: Tolga Öcek, David Broček
Dialogs, Puzzles: David Broček
Art and Animations: Tolga Öcek
Scripting: Vincent Cortese
Music, Voice Acting Engineering: Daniel Kobylarz (Composer for Kathy Rain - www.dankoby.com)
SFX: Max Weigl
Proofreading: Steven Avigliano

FEATURES
 -Fully Voice-Acted
 -Greenscreen Animations
 -Retro Graphics
 -Original Soundtrack, SFX
 -Over 30 locations and 20 characters
 -All wrapped in a thrilling, ever-evolving investigative drama.

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« Last Edit: 20 Jun 2019, 16:49 by Digital Mosaic Games »

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Re: Metaphobia
« Reply #1 on: 20 Jun 2019, 00:43 »
Congrats on the release.

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You could link the screenshots from the game page. Nice graphics!

Re: Metaphobia
« Reply #2 on: 20 Jun 2019, 06:25 »

Nice one!

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Re: Metaphobia
« Reply #3 on: 20 Jun 2019, 08:09 »
Wow, that looks gorgeous and very classic and the story sounds intriguing! I'll try it this evening. Thank you for this beautiful gift! :)

Re: Metaphobia
« Reply #4 on: 20 Jun 2019, 08:33 »
Fantastic to see this released, really looking forward to playing. I've got to say, I think you're mad to release this for free.

Re: Metaphobia
« Reply #5 on: 20 Jun 2019, 08:47 »
I've got to say, I think you're mad to release this for free.
I had exactly the same thought... ;)

Just started the game to get a first impression... and I'm really impressed! Soundtrack, graphics and voice acting are top-notch and very professional! I also love the design of the menues. Can't wait to get into it.

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Re: Metaphobia
« Reply #6 on: 20 Jun 2019, 10:41 »
Really fun game, but did I encounter a showstopper?
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I gave the phone book to the old man before talking to the librarian about needing a library card. And then I couldn't ever get the library card from the old man.

Re: Metaphobia
« Reply #7 on: 20 Jun 2019, 15:07 »
Thanks for all your feedback guys! :)

Really fun game, but did I encounter a showstopper?
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I gave the phone book to the old man before talking to the librarian about needing a library card. And then I couldn't ever get the library card from the old man.


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If you gave the phone book to the old man before talking to the librarian then it would be enough to speak to the librarian about the option dialog "Use computer". After this you should be able to speak with the old man once again.
 

Re: Metaphobia
« Reply #8 on: 20 Jun 2019, 15:45 »
I am stuck on the first puzzle: downloading the game.

I tried three times last night and twice today and the download failed after about a minute each time. Is there another site where I can get it?

Re: Metaphobia
« Reply #9 on: 20 Jun 2019, 16:29 »
@Shadow1000:
It seems to have something to do with your PC settings, antivirus, a slow internet connection or something similar.
Try to download it from these sites:
https://thanyx.itch.io/metaphobia
OR
https://gamejolt.com/games/metaphobia/420856

Re: Metaphobia
« Reply #10 on: 20 Jun 2019, 16:52 »
@Shadow1000:
It seems to have something to do with your PC settings, antivirus, a slow internet connection or something similar.
Try to download it from these sites:
https://thanyx.itch.io/metaphobia
OR
https://gamejolt.com/games/metaphobia/420856

Gamejolt worked perfectly! Thanks!

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Re: Metaphobia
« Reply #11 on: 20 Jun 2019, 17:20 »
Congratulations on the release!!!  ;-D
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Re: Metaphobia
« Reply #12 on: 20 Jun 2019, 17:48 »
This looks so cool! I hate that my List Of Games I Totally Need To Play One Day is just growing and growing out of control, but looks like this one might deserve to skip a few positions in the queue  :)

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Re: Metaphobia
« Reply #13 on: 20 Jun 2019, 18:32 »
Thanks for all your feedback guys! :)

Really fun game, but did I encounter a showstopper?
Spoiler: ShowHide
I gave the phone book to the old man before talking to the librarian about needing a library card. And then I couldn't ever get the library card from the old man.


Spoiler: ShowHide

If you gave the phone book to the old man before talking to the librarian then it would be enough to speak to the librarian about the option dialog "Use computer". After this you should be able to speak with the old man once again.

Spoiler: ShowHide
I'm not seeing a "Use computer" option. Am I missing something? Here's a GIF to show what's happening: https://media.giphy.com/media/mBj3cpyxp4jLyfAfWf/giphy.gif

Also, the phone book is not in my inventory. I already gave it to the old man.
« Last Edit: 20 Jun 2019, 18:38 by Durq »

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Re: Metaphobia
« Reply #14 on: 20 Jun 2019, 19:15 »
This looks awesome and I will try it immediately :)
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Re: Metaphobia
« Reply #15 on: 20 Jun 2019, 19:48 »
Thanks for all your feedback guys! :)

Spoiler: ShowHide
I'm not seeing a "Use computer" option. Am I missing something? Here's a GIF to show what's happening: https://media.giphy.com/media/mBj3cpyxp4jLyfAfWf/giphy.gif

Also, the phone book is not in my inventory. I already gave it to the old man.


Spoiler: ShowHide

We have tested this part many times and we were not able to replicate this error. Please check whether the phonebook is still in your inventory or if you got the library card already.
 

Durq

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Re: Metaphobia
« Reply #16 on: 20 Jun 2019, 20:27 »
Thanks for all your feedback guys! :)

Spoiler: ShowHide
I'm not seeing a "Use computer" option. Am I missing something? Here's a GIF to show what's happening: https://media.giphy.com/media/mBj3cpyxp4jLyfAfWf/giphy.gif

Also, the phone book is not in my inventory. I already gave it to the old man.


Spoiler: ShowHide

We have tested this part many times and we were not able to replicate this error. Please check whether the phonebook is still in your inventory or if you got the library card already.

Spoiler: ShowHide
Here's another GIF that shows more: https://media.giphy.com/media/RisvPZGOSYzvEyVWEM/giphy.gif

I click on the shelves in the father's office to show that I've already obtained the phone book.

I open my inventory to show that I don't have the phone book (I've already given it to the old man) or the library card.

I left-click and right-click on the librarian and the old man to show the only responses I'm seeing.

Re: Metaphobia
« Reply #17 on: 20 Jun 2019, 20:38 »
I'm really sorry to hear that my friend. It truly seems like a one time glitch. We have tried to find what is going on but no one has ever got to the same situation as you did.

Re: Metaphobia
« Reply #18 on: 20 Jun 2019, 22:03 »
looking great and fantastic soundtrack, thank you for releasing it for free

Re: Metaphobia
« Reply #19 on: 21 Jun 2019, 00:46 »
Hello everyone, thank you so much for checking out Metaphobia! This project was so incredibly fulfilling for me to work on. I was ecstatic to see the download ticker go up to 2 downloads and I can't wait to see where it takes off to. Thanks so much to everyone on the team for letting me write the music and handle the voice acting process!

I've released the soundtrack on all streaming platforms, with spotify here:
https://open.spotify.com/album/6dV2tvj7IUCUL891fLdJWl
and bandcamp here:
https://dankoby.bandcamp.com/album/metaphobia-official-game-soundtrack

(it's also on like Apple Music, iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, Pandora, Deezer, Tidal, etc etc)

Here's some fun facts:
There's 2,820 unique voice acting audio clips
3 hours and 30 minutes of dialogue
3079 total sound assets
178 pages of dialogues/monologues