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Author Topic: If On A Winter's Night, Four Travelers  (Read 13392 times)

Ben X

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Re: If On A Winter's Night, Four Travelers
« Reply #100 on: 27 Jun 2020, 21:17 »
This whole game looks very impressive, and that train shot is especially dope! How did you make that, it feels like maybe a 3D scene (or at least one with some 3D elements) that has then been 2Dified?

Re: If On A Winter's Night, Four Travelers
« Reply #101 on: 28 Jun 2020, 05:37 »
Nope! It's all drawn by hand, and animated frame by frame :)

Ben X

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Re: If On A Winter's Night, Four Travelers
« Reply #102 on: 28 Jun 2020, 08:35 »
Wow, impressive!

Re: If On A Winter's Night, Four Travelers
« Reply #103 on: 29 Jun 2020, 09:44 »


The music for the main menu is pretty much done, so I get to show some of my own work for a change :) Next step is finding an actual human violinist to play the violin parts!

arj0n

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Re: If On A Winter's Night, Four Travelers
« Reply #104 on: 29 Jun 2020, 16:22 »
Impressive intro scene, love the four masks (assuming these are masks)

Re: If On A Winter's Night, Four Travelers
« Reply #105 on: 29 Jun 2020, 18:33 »
Impressive intro scene, love the four masks (assuming these are masks)

They are :) Thanks!

Click'd

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Re: If On A Winter's Night, Four Travelers
« Reply #106 on: 29 Jun 2020, 18:46 »
Unless Kastchey misspelled his own name on the forums, there's a typo in the credits. But who knows, could be intentional.
« Last Edit: 29 Jun 2020, 21:02 by Click'd »

Re: If On A Winter's Night, Four Travelers
« Reply #107 on: 29 Jun 2020, 20:16 »
If it was intentional, it wouldn't have been the first time  (roll)

Matti

Re: If On A Winter's Night, Four Travelers
« Reply #108 on: 29 Jun 2020, 20:28 »
Loving every update. I'm really looking forward to the game!

You're obviously putting a lot of effort and attention to detail into this and I think it will pay off well  :)

Re: If On A Winter's Night, Four Travelers
« Reply #109 on: 29 Jun 2020, 20:45 »
If it was intentional, it wouldn't have been the first time  (roll)

Of course it wasn't intentional! I was using an, erm, archaic transcription from Cyrillic and got them mixed up, rookie mistake, ahem. (fixed)

Loving every update. I'm really looking forward to the game!

You're obviously putting a lot of effort and attention to detail into this and I think it will pay off well  :)

Thank you and I hope so! I'm having the WORST case of writer's block right now and everything I come up with feels like trash, so I appreciate the encouragement :)


Re: If On A Winter's Night, Four Travelers
« Reply #110 on: 29 Jun 2020, 20:58 »
If it wasn't intentional it wouldn't have been the first time, either :>

Re: If On A Winter's Night, Four Travelers
« Reply #111 on: 29 Jun 2020, 22:58 »
For a while, I also misread your name for:
Spoiler: ShowHide


Gorgeous title screen. Because the train goes so fast, I was expecting a more energetic song. Not that I dislike it  :)
« Last Edit: 29 Jun 2020, 23:00 by Creamy »
 

Re: If On A Winter's Night, Four Travelers
« Reply #112 on: 29 Jun 2020, 23:48 »
A sad song accompanying an unstoppable train hurling through a bleak winter landscape. What a great and sadly beautiful way to make a contract with the player before the game has even started!  (nod)

Re: If On A Winter's Night, Four Travelers
« Reply #113 on: 30 Jun 2020, 04:30 »
If it wasn't intentional it wouldn't have been the first time, either :>

This I get, it's easy to make a typo. But... why would someone misspell your nickname on purpose? Just to be annoying?

Gorgeous title screen. Because the train goes so fast, I was expecting a more energetic song. Not that I dislike it  :)

It was a tough decision! I tried a lot of different stuff, some more energetic, some more sinister, but ultimately I wanted the music to contrast with the visuals, rather than reinforce them. I think it makes for a more interesting mood :)

A sad song accompanying an unstoppable train hurling through a bleak winter landscape. What a great and sadly beautiful way to make a contract with the player before the game has even started!  (nod)



Click'd

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Re: If On A Winter's Night, Four Travelers
« Reply #114 on: 30 Jun 2020, 06:27 »
Quite fitting for the train imagery, I seem to have derailed the thread. Sorry.

Re: If On A Winter's Night, Four Travelers
« Reply #115 on: 30 Jun 2020, 22:30 »
If it wasn't intentional it wouldn't have been the first time, either :>
This I get, it's easy to make a typo. But... why would someone misspell your nickname on purpose? Just to be annoying?
*Looks in Mandle's general direction*  (roll)

Re: If On A Winter's Night, Four Travelers
« Reply #116 on: 01 Jul 2020, 09:53 »
The title screen and music are so cool!

 I like this style. awesome!  :)

Re: If On A Winter's Night, Four Travelers
« Reply #117 on: 01 Jul 2020, 11:27 »
Thanks a lot! :)

Re: If On A Winter's Night, Four Travelers
« Reply #118 on: 06 Jul 2020, 17:43 »
when everyone you have ever loved is finally gone
when everything you have ever wanted is finally done with
when all of your nightmares are for a time obscured
as by a shining brainless beacon
or a blinding eclipse of the many terrible shapes of this world
when you are calm and joyful
and finally entirely alone
then in a great new darkness
you will finally execute your special plan




Act III, "The Nameless Ritual" is underway. Pray for Dr. Jordan Samuels' soul.

(Please excuse the usual grainy .gif colours, obviously this does not represent final in-game quality.)
« Last Edit: 08 Jul 2020, 13:17 by Laura Hunt »

Re: If On A Winter's Night, Four Travelers
« Reply #119 on: 09 Jul 2020, 09:46 »


May 2019 vs. July 2020. Oh, how far we've come.

This first version was a quick sketch so I could experiment with implementing an isometric perspective in AGS, but more than a year later, a lot of the elements have ended up finding their way into the final version. Bit of an improvement, I'd say!

Anyway, here's the playlist we've been using to get in the mood for Dr. Samuels' adventures, in case anybody is curious as to what direction the music will take in this act: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6xZnkp3bI626WTx28j4zUb?si=KF0OKdQsQnCUnw03o0CyIQ. Unlike acts I and II, in which the soundtrack was made up of classical music pieces and Irving Berlin songs, act III will feature a series of dark-industrial-ritual-ambient pieces created by yours truly!