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I've debated it, and it's been long enough so I've decided to publicly release the first game I ever made with AGS, "The Secret of Carver Island."

Now for some explanation.

I went to George Washington Carver Middle School for 6th to 8th grade, and while I was there I started playing adventure games, most notably the Monkey Island games. So, like every other aspiring adventure game creator out there, I wanted to make my own Monkey Island.  I used to pass the time daydreaming about what my school would be like in a Monkey Island universe, substituting teachers for villians and myself for the hero. You know, typical 14-year-old-nerd behavior.

Anyway, I first made this game with Klik and Play, and it sucked. Then when I found AGS a couple of years back I decided that as a test I would try remaking Carver Island.  That test turned into a full game, which is what you are about to download. Since then I decided to make it a trilogy, and have completed the 2nd game. For the past 2 years I've been working on part 3, which explains why all my other proposed games have taken so long. Yes, the cat's out of the bag now.

So enough babbling from me. Enjoy this horrible Monkey Island ripoff, starring me as the main character and all the people I went to school with as the supporting cast.  And please forgive the lack of originality, hotspots, and graphics.  It was my first game, after all.

http://www.agagames.com/grundislav/games/carver.zip

I may release the 2nd game if people don't hate this one too much.

EDIT:


Here's some screenshots, and also note that this was made 2 years ago so it's a DOS game, which might raise some incompatibility issues.

« Last Edit: 24 Sep 2003, 04:38 by Grundislav »

Re:Grundislav's First Game Ever: The Secret of Carver Island
« Reply #1 on: 21 Sep 2003, 19:04 »
well i'm just downloading it, bu you could've put some screens...
Guess i'll have to go to my win98 to play this, so i'll tell you about my experience lat0rZ.
« Last Edit: 21 Sep 2003, 19:09 by Czar »
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Re:Grundislav's First Game Ever: The Secret of Carver Island
« Reply #2 on: 21 Sep 2003, 19:58 »
I downloaded your game but when i checked my inventory on the first screen my computer froze, i restarted, tried again and the second time it froze on the first screen of my dialogue with the voodoo chick...whats up with that?

Re:Grundislav's First Game Ever: The Secret of Carver Island
« Reply #3 on: 21 Sep 2003, 20:26 »
I've downloaded it and have played a fair ways into the game and have had no problems yet. I am enjoying it and I would like to play your second game if you would please post the download link.

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Re:Grundislav's First Game Ever: The Secret of Carver Island
« Reply #4 on: 21 Sep 2003, 20:32 »
am i missing much playing without sound? only way i can get it to run at the moment

Re:Grundislav's First Game Ever: The Secret of Carver Island
« Reply #5 on: 21 Sep 2003, 23:25 »
The sound is nice to have but not necessary.  the music is from Monkey Island so if you like that sort then yes you are missing something.  Did you run setup.bat before playing the game?

I just finished the game and had no problems.  I found the puzzles to be a bit too easy though.

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Re:Grundislav's First Game Ever: The Secret of Carver Island
« Reply #6 on: 21 Sep 2003, 23:55 »
where is the boat

Re:Grundislav's First Game Ever: The Secret of Carver Island
« Reply #7 on: 22 Sep 2003, 00:19 »
where is the boat

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talk to the lady at the museum but you will have to find all of your crew first before you get the boat

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Re:Grundislav's First Game Ever: The Secret of Carver Island
« Reply #8 on: 22 Sep 2003, 02:16 »
i have done all of that and gotten the key but i dont know where to go

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Re:Grundislav's First Game Ever: The Secret of Carver Island
« Reply #9 on: 22 Sep 2003, 04:39 »
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If you've gotten your crew already, then you're looking for the shop that the girl you give the key to is in.  It's a little door to the right of the Lottery machine and it's really hard to see.  I had a hard time finding it when I was looking around.  

Bravo, Grundislav.  I was really impressed.  I sat here and finished the entire thing in one outing.  I'll definitely look forward to the next part of this trilogy, even if it just ends up being another Monkey Island rip-off.  ;)  I really do think you should release the next part.  What would it be about if you did release it?
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Re:Grundislav's First Game Ever: The Secret of Carver Island
« Reply #10 on: 22 Sep 2003, 04:44 »
Thanks, good to know people are enjoying it.  The 2nd part is a little longer, and I tried to branch out and make my own story.  Granted, there are still Monkey Island elements in it, like a resurrected zombie, her henchman, searching for 4 pieces of something, but I tried to make it a little different so it's not a carbon copy of the plot from MI2.  I'll release it within the next couple of weeks.

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Re:Grundislav's First Game Ever: The Secret of Carver Island
« Reply #11 on: 23 Sep 2003, 17:33 »
If you have Windows 2000, NT, or XP, you can use VDM Sound
http://www.ece.mcgill.ca/~vromas/vdmsound/
to run all the Dos AGS games.

It's great - as the name implies, sound and everything, but it also has support for VESA 2.0 I think. Basically it works with most DOS games, not just AGS.

Sorry if this is old info.

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Re:Grundislav's First Game Ever: The Secret of Carver Island
« Reply #12 on: 04 Oct 2003, 14:36 »
Hey nice game!

Help!:
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 How do I get the guava and the umbrella?



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Re:Grundislav's First Game Ever: The Secret of Carver Island
« Reply #13 on: 07 Oct 2003, 20:08 »
Nostradamus:

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To get the guava, talk to the woman in the forest and see if you can help her with her monetary situation...

As for the umbrella, those little drink umbrellas are usually made from small pieces of wood and paper...


Hope that helps!

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Re:Grundislav's First Game Ever: The Secret of Carver Island
« Reply #14 on: 07 Oct 2003, 21:54 »
Thanks, I made some nice progress but I'm stuck again:

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Only 2 more people left to recruit to my crew: the guy on the street who needs to be proven that the weather will be good and the woman in the museum who needs to see I have a tatoo and me identifying knots. How do I do those things?



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Re:Grundislav's First Game Ever: The Secret of Carver Island
« Reply #15 on: 08 Oct 2003, 01:28 »
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You might have a hard time seeing the door to the far right in the town, but it leads to a store where you can get an item that will help you with the crew member.

The tattoo is just a matter of painting.

Look on the Voodoo Lady's bookshelf for the knot solution.

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Re:Grundislav's First Game Ever: The Secret of Carver Island
« Reply #16 on: 08 Oct 2003, 15:29 »
I love the game, Grundislav! I'm enjoying it immensly, though I'll have to fix my problem with music, great work!

I'm stuck though:
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How can I find out the sailor's vow? I have a crew and have done everything else I need to prove my sailorness :D


I prefer a vague hint if possible ;)

edit: Actually, never mind, I solved the problem less than a minute after posting :P Really fun game, Grundisav :)
« Last Edit: 08 Oct 2003, 15:57 by GinnyW »
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Re:Grundislav's First Game Ever: The Secret of Carver Island
« Reply #17 on: 08 Oct 2003, 18:04 »
GinnyW:
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 It'a already there. Think of the song "A Pirate I was ment to be..." from CMI



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Re:Grundislav's First Game Ever: The Secret of Carver Island
« Reply #18 on: 08 Oct 2003, 18:43 »
Thanks Nostradamus, though like I said, I solved it myself :)

Grundislav: I noticed (if I'm not mistaken) that you referenced the book "Not without my daughter", which I haven't read yet, but it's on a list we were given from school, of books to do reports on. For some reason I was convinced that it was written in hebrew, but I guess I was wrong.. :P Anyway, is it good? I need to choose a book for the next report. Great referncing too ;)

edit: Hmm, I think I might've found a bug, though maybe not:

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Is it possible to talk to Mr. Lopez again? I can't talk to him and since I quit the game right at that point, I don't rememeber the recipe for the ghost-reppelant. :P ::) edit: Oh wait, I remembered, and finished the game :) Great game, now on to the next one ;)
« Last Edit: 09 Oct 2003, 16:32 by GinnyW »
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Re:Grundislav's First Game Ever: The Secret of Carver Island
« Reply #19 on: 17 Oct 2003, 19:53 »
Unfortunately, Save/Restore always crashes for me, and I've had a crash on entering a new room too.
I have to find a long period in which to let all the scripted sequences run (at their own speed) and repeat everything I've previously done before I can continue.
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Although, now I've finished it, there's something to be said for playing it all in one session.
« Last Edit: 18 Oct 2003, 04:27 by After »

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Re:Grundislav's First Game Ever: The Secret of Carver Island
« Reply #20 on: 19 Oct 2003, 19:02 »
Grundislav, nice game so far! I've just got a bit of a problem. Not really stcuk, more of a bug. After going into the cafeteria, then going out, I can't get back across the bridge to get to the map screen! Please help! I want to learn the SECRET OF CARVER ISLAND!!
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Re:Grundislav's First Game Ever: The Secret of Carver Island
« Reply #21 on: 22 Oct 2003, 10:10 »
 ??? hi, I know this will be a stupid question but how did you rip the graphic from old games? with screen grabs or there are other way to access old game resources to get animations and backgrounds???

Thanks!


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Re: Grundislav's First Game Ever: The Secret of Carver Island
« Reply #23 on: 21 Oct 2005, 16:11 »
the link is broken, any help?


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Re: Grundislav's First Game Ever: The Secret of Carver Island
« Reply #25 on: 21 Oct 2005, 20:29 »
helpme, you seem to be finding broken links everywhere. :) Next time you find one, try looking directly in http://aafiles.bicycle-for-slugs.org/
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Re: Grundislav's First Game Ever: The Secret of Carver Island
« Reply #26 on: 21 Oct 2005, 21:23 »
Strange that old tread almost 2 years ago is being dug up.

I do recall playing carver 1 & 2 and I recall having seeing some bugs.

Perhaps, Grundislav should put those game on his/hers website along with Ben jordan.

I have downloaded and will report bugs in appropriate tread.


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Re: Grundislav's First Game Ever: The Secret of Carver Island
« Reply #27 on: 22 Oct 2005, 00:07 »
Yeah, I'd rather this thread be deleted  :P

I took them off the AGS games page for a reason, and had no idea they were still available in the archive.  I'd prefer it if they were eliminated completely.  I am disowning them!

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Re: Grundislav's First Game Ever: The Secret of Carver Island
« Reply #28 on: 22 Oct 2005, 02:56 »
Regardless of what Grund has to say, Carver Island downloads will live on F0R3V3R!1!

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Re: Grundislav's First Game Ever: The Secret of Carver Island
« Reply #29 on: 22 Oct 2005, 08:47 »
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I took them off the AGS games page for a reason, and had no idea they were still available in the archive.  I'd prefer it if they were eliminated completely.  I am disowning them!

What you want doesn't come into it. It is our DUTY to preserve, for posterity, your first games. Then we'll be able to sell a "Grundislav Anthology" including not only the phenomenally sucessfull (sp? Ah, who cares) King's Quest Ben Jordan series but also the crappy Mistery House first games you made. You OWE it to the newbies, man! They need encouragement!

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Re: Grundislav's First Game Ever: The Secret of Carver Island
« Reply #30 on: 22 Oct 2005, 08:57 »
By the sounds of it it'd just make them die by crying.

"but, mummy, it's HARD to make a game isn't that weird *cry*"

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Re: Grundislav's First Game Ever: The Secret of Carver Island
« Reply #31 on: 23 Oct 2005, 05:51 »
Please don't compare me to Roberta Williams, Rui.  :P

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Re: Grundislav's First Game Ever: The Secret of Carver Island
« Reply #32 on: 23 Oct 2005, 09:18 »
Sorry. It's the sort of thing I do when I just wake up, before I have my shower, before I have my breakfast and before I jump-start my brain.
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Re: Grundislav's First Game Ever: The Secret of Carver Island
« Reply #33 on: 23 Oct 2005, 09:20 »
And before everything, Mystery House and King Quest have not been released yet!