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As some of you may have already heard, the Fountain of Youth project was terminated recently. Sad but true ... I left the project over a year ago but I was part of it for years (when it was still known as "Indiana Jones and the Fountain of Youth").
Because it seems a shame to have all of my work gather digital dust on my harddisk, I've decided to share all the graphics (and some lore documents) I've made. Perhaps someone can put them to good use or it might just be a fun browse. I've removed a number of files:

- all sprites made by other artists
- all background art made by other artists
- all music made by other artists
- all graphics with the "Indiana Jones" logo (no wish to anger the Disney legal department :D )

All the rest is my own work and I release it under a CC Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International license.

Download the archive from Google Drive HERE.
Download the archive from Dropbox HERE.
Download the archive from MediaFire HERE.
« Last Edit: 01 Dec 2021, 09:52 by Miez »

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Re: Remnants of a long project - the Fountain of Youth
« Reply #1 on: 30 Nov 2021, 21:36 »
Oh wow, this seems like the end of an era. I found the Fountain of Youth demo many many years ago somewhere on the internet, played it, loved it, and found a mention of AGS in the credits. This is how I ended up here :)

I was loosely following the project with its ups and downs and team changes. It was a very ambitious project, maybe a bit too ambitious, but it is still sad to see it now end for real.
I remember how you were working on an animation of a giant rotating head or something at Mittens. Your art really made this project stand out. Thank you for sharing your work. (btw, it seems you need to login with a Google account to access the files - is this intentional?)

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Re: Remnants of a long project - the Fountain of Youth
« Reply #2 on: 30 Nov 2021, 21:40 »
(btw, it seems you need to login with a Google account to access the files - is this intentional?)
Ah yes ... it's stored on Google Drive. I'll add a Dropbox link as well!

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Re: Remnants of a long project - the Fountain of Youth
« Reply #3 on: 01 Dec 2021, 09:19 »
Thanks! You might also want to put your name in the license file, people might otherwise have a hard time when doing a proper attribution.


Such lovely artwork, and all the sketches make me wonder what the full game might have been like. Having read 'Smilla's sense for snow', Thule seems like a great place for the finale. This also explains the many Christmas specials (laugh)

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Re: Remnants of a long project - the Fountain of Youth
« Reply #4 on: 01 Dec 2021, 09:55 »
Thanks! You might also want to put your name in the license file, people might otherwise have a hard time when doing a proper attribution.

Again, good suggestion! I've updated the file...

And thanks for your kind words! Ultima Thule was indeed a great location to end the game. We didn't want hot deserts or steaming jungles for the penultimate location (as they have been done in Indiana Jones stories A LOT) so we opted for arctic. Antarctic in fact :D
Bonus points for mentioning Smilla's Sense of Snow. Such a great book!
« Last Edit: 01 Dec 2021, 09:58 by Miez »

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Re: Remnants of a long project - the Fountain of Youth
« Reply #5 on: 01 Dec 2021, 15:55 »
Thank you for this awesome resource!

Could you share the tutorial you made relating to FoY as well? I remember it being very useful, and it would be a shame to have it lost!
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Re: Remnants of a long project - the Fountain of Youth
« Reply #6 on: 01 Dec 2021, 19:05 »
Could you share the tutorial you made relating to FoY as well? I remember it being very useful, and it would be a shame to have it lost!

Haha, that old thing? Sure, I've uploaded a copy! Google Drive, Dropbox, MediaFire

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Re: Remnants of a long project - the Fountain of Youth
« Reply #7 on: 01 Dec 2021, 19:34 »
Ah, so not Thule in Greenland, but a place in Antarctia? Very cool (literally)  (nod)

Thanks for also sharing the tutorial, it's one of the best tutorials for pixel backgrounds.

Re: Remnants of a long project - the Fountain of Youth
« Reply #8 on: 01 Dec 2021, 23:28 »
Nice backgrounds, at various stages of completion.

Many are sketchier than in the demo - for instance the ones in the «placeholder » folder - but I wouldn't mind playing a game in this style.
 

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Re: Remnants of a long project - the Fountain of Youth
« Reply #9 on: Yesterday at 01:12 »
Thank you Miez!
I would have loved to play that fight inside a truck or to be in Buenos Aires.
But, the thing I'm most curious about is the character creation... what was that about?
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Re: Remnants of a long project - the Fountain of Youth
« Reply #10 on: Yesterday at 09:54 »
Nice backgrounds, at various stages of completion.

Many are sketchier than in the demo - for instance the ones in the «placeholder » folder - but I wouldn't mind playing a game in this style.

Yeah, I made these placeholders so we could do development on rooms and puzzles while "final" backgrounds were being made.

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Re: Remnants of a long project - the Fountain of Youth
« Reply #11 on: Yesterday at 10:00 »
Thank you Miez!
I would have loved to play that fight inside a truck or to be in Buenos Aires.
But, the thing I'm most curious about is the character creation... what was that about?

We decided that working with the Indiana Jones IP was a huge risk, that we were no longer willing to take. But we still wanted to make an Indiana Jones game ... so the character creator was our sneaky way of still making this possible; because players got to pick outfits and the name for their character (and yes, there was going to be a fedora and a fine leather jacket in the selectable outfit parts :D ) you COULD if you wanted to, turn it into the next Fate of Atlantis. All up to the player.  (laugh)

It wasn't the worst idea...

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Re: Remnants of a long project - the Fountain of Youth
« Reply #12 on: Today at 12:55 »
This is fantastic!

Thanks for sharing (and good to "see" you again old friend)!

I still want to make that Firefly game someday...