Author Topic: Lucas Mendoza - Amateur Detective (Demo)  (Read 3878 times)

Re: Lucas Mendoza - Amateur Detective (Demo)
« Reply #20 on: 02 Jul 2021, 06:12 »
Shadow1000
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Have you visited the secret room? And looked at everything?

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Have you opened everything there? The door to the other room cannot be opened, but there is more.

Also, read carefully the messages when you touch things

Re: Lucas Mendoza - Amateur Detective (Demo)
« Reply #21 on: 02 Jul 2021, 07:49 »
I am afraid I found a severe bug
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I am in the secret room and of course I couldn't figure out the password for the briefcase
(Must be a combination of EST ,ALEA and ACTAL, reminds me of my Latin in school :-))
ALEA I(L)ACTA EST ? Tried all possible combinations, but to no avail :-((
When trying to leave the room I end up in an infinite loop (" I'm not leaving empty handed"),
forcing me to press the abort key. Also cannot access the menu at this point.
« Last Edit: 02 Jul 2021, 08:30 by Ian Aloser »

Re: Lucas Mendoza - Amateur Detective (Demo)
« Reply #22 on: 02 Jul 2021, 08:52 »
Looks like a bug that I found in the first version.

When you are in the secret room

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Look at the refridgerator, first aid kit and fire extinguisher


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one word seems to be mirrored -> JACTA -> ALEA JACTA EST (use "J" - ever seen "Indiana Jones" and the "Search for the Holy Grail"? People tend to repeat mistakes, haha)


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You find a key to the deposit box and a book in the strongbox


You can leave the room without triggering the bug.

If you happen to get into the room a second time

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open the strongbox, take the book (again), several items can be picked up a second time without messing up the inventory. If it is about memories, why not?

« Last Edit: 02 Jul 2021, 08:54 by sthomannch »

Re: Lucas Mendoza - Amateur Detective (Demo)
« Reply #23 on: 02 Jul 2021, 09:17 »
Thanks sthomannch, where would I be without your help ?
I actuall used the
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"J", Reversed"C" , but without the blanks, how stupid of me
Still don't know how to turn off the alarm system.....

Re: Lucas Mendoza - Amateur Detective (Demo)
« Reply #24 on: 02 Jul 2021, 09:43 »
Ian Aloser
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Mia should read tthe noticeable book (the yellow one in the inventory) after she becomes aware that she needs authorisation for switching off cameras.


Re: Lucas Mendoza - Amateur Detective (Demo)
« Reply #25 on: 02 Jul 2021, 11:42 »
Thanks again sthomannch !
Finally finished it, great game !

Amateur Detective

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Re: Lucas Mendoza - Amateur Detective (Demo)
« Reply #26 on: 02 Jul 2021, 12:16 »
Wow! I've just seen this! Thank you all for playing the demo!

And thank you sthomannch for the great hints!

Sorry for my English, that's probably why things get a little complicated. I tried to give hints of what you're supposed to do through the dialogs and the interactions with the hotspots and items. I have to adjust the pacing, mostly for chapter 2, I'm working on it.

And will surely fix the bugs!

My question is...

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It's really important that the player can tell that one character is 3 days in the past, and the other is in the present day. If that's not clear, then it's my bad, and the whole thing makes no sense.


Thanks for all the feedback! Feel free to write me with any ideas or suggestions.


Re: Lucas Mendoza - Amateur Detective (Demo)
« Reply #27 on: 02 Jul 2021, 12:36 »
Diego, you did a great job !
It was clearly understandable that there is a way to influence the present by doing things in the past.
You don't have to apologize for your English, it was absolutely good enough to follow the story.
There were a few minor grammar errors and typos, but they could easily have been corrected by a single
person doing proofreading. All in all your English is very good, don't forget that your native language is Spanish.
Almost every English speaking developer would be proud if their Spanish were as good as your English.
Your game is very well stuctured , I really enjoyed it and can only recommend it to the community.
Graphics and humor were great.

Cheers and keep up the great work !

Re: Lucas Mendoza - Amateur Detective (Demo)
« Reply #28 on: 02 Jul 2021, 14:19 »
Shadow1000
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Have you visited the secret room? And looked at everything?

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Have you opened everything there? The door to the other room cannot be opened, but there is more.

Also, read carefully the messages when you touch things


No, I haven't. I looked around and don't see it. Where can I find it?

Re: Lucas Mendoza - Amateur Detective (Demo)
« Reply #29 on: 02 Jul 2021, 14:30 »
Shadow1000,

you have to
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open the window in the Doctor's appartment, walk to the very left as Mia
while the Doctor is still in the kitchen

If you read the hints above, you will know what to do then !

Re: Lucas Mendoza - Amateur Detective (Demo)
« Reply #30 on: 02 Jul 2021, 14:43 »
Shadow1000,

you have to
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open the window in the Doctor's appartment, walk to the very left as Mia
while the Doctor is still in the kitchen

If you read the hints above, you will know what to do then !

I would NEVER have guessed that. Anyway, it's locked and nothing in inventory will open it. Any hints?

Re: Lucas Mendoza - Amateur Detective (Demo)
« Reply #31 on: 02 Jul 2021, 14:46 »
Amateur Detective: It was clear to me that Mia told what happened 3 days ago and that the game went into a lively retrospective. I would keep it the way it is.

I had no problem understanding the text. In a few places some Spanish shined through, little accidents (a few sentences in Spanish, "Bench" for "Bank"), but finally it is a demo and somebody else could do proofreading. It is better to have somebody else doing the proofread, from my experience I often overlook errors that are easy for others to spot.

Again, it was much fun and interesting to play this game.

Re: Lucas Mendoza - Amateur Detective (Demo)
« Reply #32 on: 02 Jul 2021, 14:49 »
Shadow1000
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I assume you have opened the window in the "corridor" and see the outside of the house, two rows of windows?

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Above are a few hints how to proceed. Mia also gives a few hints:
- First you have to open the window that leads into the secret room
- Only when the window is open you can try to enter the room

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You need something to open the window and something else to move yourself to the other window

Ask again if the hints here and above seem to make no sense  :wink:

Re: Lucas Mendoza - Amateur Detective (Demo)
« Reply #33 on: 02 Jul 2021, 14:50 »
Shadow1000,
all important hints are found in the spoilers above,
thanks to sthomannch's help !

Re: Lucas Mendoza - Amateur Detective (Demo)
« Reply #34 on: 02 Jul 2021, 14:56 »
You guys give me too much credit! I didn't know that
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you can enter the corridor. Once I saw that it was actually pretty easy to get in.


Thanks, guys

Re: Lucas Mendoza - Amateur Detective (Demo)
« Reply #35 on: 02 Jul 2021, 20:11 »
I have got the
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first 2 clues which I gave to the guy in the hallway.
I am not really sure what to do next. I would appreciate any hints.


Re: Lucas Mendoza - Amateur Detective (Demo)
« Reply #36 on: 02 Jul 2021, 20:20 »
Michael2968,
there are more hints in AGS Games in Production
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When in the kitchen, close the kitchen door !
« Last Edit: 02 Jul 2021, 20:22 by Ian Aloser »

Re: Lucas Mendoza - Amateur Detective (Demo)
« Reply #37 on: 02 Jul 2021, 21:17 »
Thanks for the hint. I have
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 the paper and the coordinates from the globe but I can't figure out where the safe is. Someone in the hints said it was in the living room but I can't find it.
I would appreciate any help.


Re: Lucas Mendoza - Amateur Detective (Demo)
« Reply #38 on: 02 Jul 2021, 23:06 »
Thanks for the hint. I have
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 the paper and the coordinates from the globe but I can't figure out where the safe is. Someone in the hints said it was in the living room but I can't find it.
I would appreciate any help.



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Behind the books on the bookcase

Re: Lucas Mendoza - Amateur Detective (Demo)
« Reply #39 on: 08 Oct 2021, 23:04 »
Hi, I'm stuck and I need help getting into the RV...
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I know that the key is in the seagull's nest and I've tried every verb and item I have on it and nothing. I think I might be missing something.
I've already been in the secret room and have the 2nd part of the research, but I haven't got the other one in the bank yet. Thanks!
« Last Edit: 08 Oct 2021, 23:06 by sailorfreak »