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Castle Dornstein - Digital Mosaic Games
« on: 05 Jun 2020, 10:08 »

Digital Mosaic Games, the creators of Metaphobia are working on Castle Dornstein, an upcoming retro point and click adventure which draws inspiration from '90s adventure game classics as well as traditional gothic literature.




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Trailer Credits
Voice Acting by Edwyn Tiong
Written by David Brocek and Steven Avigliano
Animation by Daragh Carroll
Sound Design and Music by Daniel Kobylarz

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TEAM:
Story: David Brocek
Dialogs, Puzzles: David Brocek - Steven Avigliano
Art and Animations: Daragh Carroll - David Brocek
Scripting: Vincent Cortese
Music, SFX, Voice Over Engineering: Daniel Kobylarz


Release Date : TBD

Progress
Story: 90%
Writing: 50%
Coding: 10%
Graphics: 40%
Music & SFX: 10%
« Last Edit: 03 Aug 2020, 19:18 by Thanyx »


Re: Castle Dornstein - Digital Mosaic Games
« Reply #1 on: 05 Jun 2020, 19:22 »
I loved Metaphobia so I have no doubt that this game will be great

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Re: Castle Dornstein - Digital Mosaic Games
« Reply #2 on: 05 Jun 2020, 21:12 »
Looks interesting! Please include 2 (in-game) screenshots in the original post please.
« Last Edit: 07 Jun 2020, 14:52 by Darth Mandarb »

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Re: Castle Dornstein - Digital Mosaic Games
« Reply #3 on: 07 Jun 2020, 00:32 »
Very intrigued!

Re: Castle Dornstein - Digital Mosaic Games
« Reply #4 on: 07 Jun 2020, 07:06 »
I love retro games. The trailer is great.

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Re: Castle Dornstein - Digital Mosaic Games
« Reply #5 on: 07 Jun 2020, 11:47 »
Having enjoyed Metaphobia, I am really looking forward to your next game. Is it going to be a commercial release?
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Re: Castle Dornstein - Digital Mosaic Games
« Reply #6 on: 07 Jun 2020, 14:27 »

Looks like this is gonna be a bumper year for Retro games.

I have high hopes for Castle Dornstein.

The more the merrier, I say.

Re: Castle Dornstein - Digital Mosaic Games
« Reply #7 on: 25 Jun 2020, 21:51 »
There are no words to describe how excited I am to see & play this game.  I’m playing Metaphobia for the second time as we speak, in fact.  You make really amazing games.  Anything retro-90’s inspired is right up my alley too! 

Looking forward to seeing any updates too...love the trailer!  Very mysterious.   :cool:

Re: Castle Dornstein - Digital Mosaic Games
« Reply #8 on: 03 Aug 2020, 19:19 »
We have been moving towards increasing Castle Dornstein's native resolution! Here is the game's lead protagonist, Hemlock's portrait. On the left is the new high res portrait while the original, low res version is on the right. Stay tuned! Art by Daragh Carroll



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Re: Castle Dornstein - Digital Mosaic Games
« Reply #9 on: 04 Aug 2020, 14:32 »

Hi Thanyx

If I had to make a choice between High and low res graphics for castle Dornstein,
my vote would go to low res. This artwork is far more in keeping with Retro gaming.

Also in low res your protagonist, Hemlock, has much more character. In high res he
is just er...um...egg shaped.  :smiley:

Please keep the Retro feel and tell Daragh to keep up the good work.

 

Re: Castle Dornstein - Digital Mosaic Games
« Reply #10 on: 08 Aug 2020, 15:09 »
Unlike Barbwire, I like the high res portrait better.

Upgrading every asset to this resolution is no small task though.
 

Re: Castle Dornstein - Digital Mosaic Games
« Reply #11 on: 12 Aug 2020, 15:40 »
I like them both...I can see BarbWire's point about having a lot of character with low-res, but the high-res is really nice too.  I say stay with whichever form you wish to create, because it's going to be amazing to see & experience either way.

Re: Castle Dornstein - Digital Mosaic Games
« Reply #12 on: 13 Aug 2020, 10:47 »
Thank you all for your feedback!

@BarbWire - I understand what you mean, but this is the ambiguity of choice, when some people like the low res and others like high res. So we basically just chose what we personally thought would fit better.
Anyway, the low res will be still present, we only went for high res for portraits and ambient details in the world. The rest of the graphics will stay low. It is a similar effect used in other games, for example Kathy Rain, where you see low res backgrounds and characters, but the portraits look like hand-painted high res pictures. So don't worry, the game will still be very much 90's retro adventure :)


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Re: Castle Dornstein - Digital Mosaic Games
« Reply #13 on: 13 Aug 2020, 11:23 »
It is a similar effect used in other games, for example Kathy Rain, where you see low res backgrounds and characters, but the portraits look like hand-painted high res pictures.

There's no mixed resolution in Kathy Rain though. The portraits are indeed hand-painted, just like the backgrounds. Only the characters are pixel-art, but the resolution is the same.

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Re: Castle Dornstein - Digital Mosaic Games
« Reply #14 on: 13 Aug 2020, 15:22 »

Hi Thanyx

I'm sure the game will not disappoint.

High res, low res, or a mixture of the two is fine
with me.  :) I know exactly what you mean.

The main thing is a story that really engages the
player and leaves them wanting more.

Best of luck to the team, with this project.