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Broken Windows - Chapter 1 *AVAILABLE NOW*
« on: 02 Jan 2020, 12:47 »


Broken Windows - Chapter 1 by GOC Games - *AVAILABLE NOW.*

https://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/2401/

Frownthorpe is an unremarkable town in an unremarkable county.

You are probationary police constable Jack Burton, fresh out of training and eager to succeed.

This is just as well because something very remarkable is about to happen in this unremarkable town.

The first episode of a point and click adventure game inspired by the Police Quest series (albeit with no dead ends or deaths!)

Hope you enjoy it.
« Last Edit: 03 Jan 2020, 01:48 by LimpingFish »

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Re: Broken Windows - Chapter 1 *AVAILABLE NOW*
« Reply #1 on: 02 Jan 2020, 13:39 »
Here's the AGS games page with link to download:

https://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/2401/

Might be worth putting this in the first post along side some screenshots  :smiley:

Re: Broken Windows - Chapter 1 *AVAILABLE NOW*
« Reply #2 on: 03 Jan 2020, 09:31 »
Thank you, yes. That would have been a much better idea!  :smiley:

Looks a lot better now! Thank you. I couldn't work out how to add images for the life of me!

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Re: Broken Windows - Chapter 1 *AVAILABLE NOW*
« Reply #3 on: 03 Jan 2020, 13:48 »
Oooh.. this looks sweet.   :)

Looking forward to trying it. And congrats on the release!  (nod)
There are those who believe that life here began out there...

Re: Broken Windows - Chapter 1 *AVAILABLE NOW*
« Reply #4 on: 04 Jan 2020, 10:58 »
I finished your demo.

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I found it original and well-written  :smiley:
It wasn't too difficult overall. The fact that you're often confined to a couple of rooms helps IMO. The graphics were crafted with care.

The game is linear. I have no problem with that when it's done right –and for the most part it is – but the beginning felt slow to me. Some examples:
- finding your own stuff.
- you need a specific mug, a specific coin...

As things speed up and you do what cops are supposed to do, it gets more interesting. I like the whole investigation.

Please consider adding a save feature and the default option menu. I wish I could have increased the walk speed of the main character.
The points chime was a little intrusive. It even plays when you make the last discovery  :-X

It's technically polished. I only encountered one minor bug: the score disappeared when I was about 50 points.


Good luck with the sequel.


« Last Edit: 04 Jan 2020, 11:59 by Creamy »
 

Re: Broken Windows - Chapter 1 *AVAILABLE NOW*
« Reply #5 on: 04 Jan 2020, 19:10 »
Thanks for the feedback! Glad you enjoyed it. I know what you mean about the first bit, I'll bear that in mind in future. I had a go at adding a save feature but couldn;t quite get my head round it. There is the hardwired one available. You just need to press S. Thanks for spotting the score bug. I'll have a look at that. Finally, how long did it take you to finish it, roughly?

Thanks!

Re: Broken Windows - Chapter 1 *AVAILABLE NOW*
« Reply #6 on: 05 Jan 2020, 09:28 »
Nice game, Congratulations !
However , I am stuck at a specific point
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 How do I extinguish the fire

Nevermind, got it
Missed a hotspot !
« Last Edit: 05 Jan 2020, 09:36 by I am a loser »

Re: Broken Windows - Chapter 1 *AVAILABLE NOW*
« Reply #7 on: 07 Jan 2020, 03:28 »
I finished the game and absolutely loved it. I noted the attention to the graphics and having sounds play for almost every action. The story and length and pace are all to perfection.

I did like the cultural feel of an English bobby but considering the international audience, I'm not sure if the slang was overdone. There were a lot of expressions I was just not familiar with.

The puzzles were fun and on the easier side. I never felt frustrated or on the verge of giving up.

As far as the point system, my points disappeared sometime during the game. I'm not sure how that happened. I also agree with a previous post that there should be a way to adjust the walk speed.

Overall, it really reminded me of my Amiga games circa late-80s. Thanks for the fun!
« Last Edit: 07 Jan 2020, 17:39 by Shadow1000 »

Re: Broken Windows - Chapter 1 *AVAILABLE NOW*
« Reply #8 on: 09 Jan 2020, 21:43 »
Thanks! Glad you enjoyed it. I'm definitely going to have a look at altering the walk speed and sort the points issue when I do another version. I might include an English slang dictionary too!  :smiley:

Re: Broken Windows - Chapter 1 *AVAILABLE NOW*
« Reply #9 on: 20 Jan 2020, 07:05 »
I love everything about this game.
The story reminds me of classic British TV series like The Bill.
The graphics and the humour remind me of EGA adventure games in the 80s-90s.
Puzzles are logical despite a little bit pixel hunt sometimes.
I can't wait for the next episode. If you host it on itch.io or gamejolt, I'd be happy to pay for it.

Re: Broken Windows - Chapter 1 *AVAILABLE NOW*
« Reply #10 on: 20 Jan 2020, 23:40 »
Cool demo!!  :) My gameplay:
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« Last Edit: 21 Jan 2020, 10:55 by AnaMoon »

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Re: Broken Windows - Chapter 1 *AVAILABLE NOW*
« Reply #11 on: 08 Apr 2020, 23:47 »
I will never get tired of the success sound!

Loved it!

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Re: Broken Windows - Chapter 1 *AVAILABLE NOW*
« Reply #12 on: 03 Sep 2020, 00:32 »
finally I came around to playing this game and I enjoyed it. a longer review is in the video description of the longplay I recorded



I wonder how to get 101 points. Do I have to give the Malteser to the construction site guy instead of the coffee collection sticker thing?

Re: Broken Windows - Chapter 1 *AVAILABLE NOW*
« Reply #13 on: 09 Sep 2020, 13:43 »
 congrats on the release! I will try it

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Re: Broken Windows - Chapter 1 *AVAILABLE NOW*
« Reply #14 on: 15 Sep 2020, 13:38 »
When some wild-eyed, eight-foot-tall maniac grabs your neck, taps the back of your favorite head up against the barroom wall, looks you crooked in the eye and asks you if ya paid your dues, you just stare that big sucker right back in the eye, and you remember what ol' Jack Burton always says at a time like that: "Have ya paid your dues, Jack?" "Yessir, the check is in the mail."