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https://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/2368

Free adventure game, western / fantasy point & click made with Adventure Game Studio.

Play as Wendy Whedon, a 16 years old girl looking for jobs around the arid Great Plain, a fantasy world with US far-west civilization level, where magic and technology are melting. On this large land live the peaceful Riders, the ingenious Enanos, the reptilians military people the Forgues, and the savages tribes Howakhans.

With her horse friend Abraham, Wendy travels from town to town and finally finds a job that allows her to meet Cain Mortensen. She will work for him at his ranch, but soon her life will take a dramatic turn...

- Discover the species of the Great Plains and their mounts
- more than 60 screens to explore
- Solution included
- Firt part of a three-parts story : \"The Ranch Mortensen\", \"Nature\'s Rejects\" and \"The Kassinkshton Express\"
- Characters created and animated with the game \"The Movies\" by Lionhead Studios. Backgrounds based on the game \"Call of Juarez 2 - Bound in Blood\" by UbiSoft.
- Based on characters and universe of the Great Plain, created by Marion Poinsot
- English, French.






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Re: Wendy Whedon - a western / fantasy adventure video game
« Reply #1 on: 16 Aug 2019, 19:58 »
Congrats on the release! :)
Looking forward to give it a try.  (nod)
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Re: Wendy Whedon - a western / fantasy adventure video game
« Reply #2 on: 16 Aug 2019, 20:49 »
Thank you :)

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Re: Wendy Whedon - a western / fantasy adventure video game
« Reply #3 on: 17 Aug 2019, 01:59 »
It's out!!! Yeeeeee-HAAAAW!!!

Re: Wendy Whedon - a western / fantasy adventure video game
« Reply #4 on: 17 Aug 2019, 07:31 »
 ;-D ;-D

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Re: Wendy Whedon - a western / fantasy adventure video game
« Reply #5 on: 17 Aug 2019, 15:06 »
I've been playing the goshdarn heck outa this here game tonight and a few comments so far:

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* The photographer took the photo at the ranch gate with the camera pointed the wrong way.

* There is a massive slowdown in movement in the ranch's main yard ever since the rain happened. This is a bit annoying when doing the rain bucket fetch quest. Is the rain sprite still animating somewhere off-screen while visible? Maybe turn it invisible, stop it animating, or some other third thing?

* I found a text issue: "I've already already filled out the paperwork." when Cain is telling the ranch-hands that they get the ranch if he never comes back.

* The music is really loud in some places. Maybe turn it down by 30%-50%?

*The credits scene after the first chapter is done is really confusing. It might make the player think that the game is already over.


Apart from these slight issues I am loving this game!
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The gameplay is a tad on the light side but the story is interesting enough to hold my attention.

I would have loved something similar but with more options to participate in the various towns, like hunting quests, gambling games, etc. but I realize as well that this ain't RDR 3.


Anyway, back to the game!
« Last Edit: 17 Aug 2019, 15:40 by Mandle »

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Re: Wendy Whedon - a western / fantasy adventure video game
« Reply #6 on: 17 Aug 2019, 15:35 »
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* I found a text issue: "I've already already filled out the paperwork." when Cain is telling the ranch-hands that they get the ranch if he never comes back.


That one's down to me. I proofread my translation carefully, but it looks like that one slipped through the net! Glad you're enjoying the game.
url=http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/2036/]This City at Night - Demo[/url]

Re: Wendy Whedon - a western / fantasy adventure video game
« Reply #7 on: 17 Aug 2019, 20:44 »
Sorry about that, Mandle ! I didn't see the text mistake and the other problems you speak about don't appear when I try the game at home. But I'm happy you enjoy it :)

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Re: Wendy Whedon - a western / fantasy adventure video game
« Reply #8 on: 18 Aug 2019, 01:32 »
Sorry about that, Mandle ! I didn't see the text mistake and the other problems you speak about don't appear when I try the game at home. But I'm happy you enjoy it :)

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Well, I'm pretty sure the camera pointing the wrong way was because of someone not quite knowing how old-fashioned cameras work.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/View_camera

In the game the lens is pointed towards the "dwarf" taking the photo.


Also:
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 I'm playing the game in interpolated mode so I can read the text. Maybe this causes the ranch yard slowdown?
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Re: Wendy Whedon - a western / fantasy adventure video game
« Reply #9 on: 18 Aug 2019, 07:15 »
Yes, maybe. With the default configuration it doesn't seem to have this problem :-/

Re: Wendy Whedon - a western / fantasy adventure video game
« Reply #10 on: 22 Aug 2019, 01:20 »
I've been playing for about 40 minutes and I will echo what Mandle has said:

- Graphics and music outstanding and stunning
- Story is pretty interesting
- So far I'm waiting for some puzzles. :) The game seems to basically do what you're told?

As far as my progress, I am up to
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the photograph was just taken


Will keep enjoying it and comment...

Re: Wendy Whedon - a western / fantasy adventure video game
« Reply #11 on: 22 Aug 2019, 06:58 »
Thank you very much ! :)