⚠ Cookies ⚠

By continuing to use this site you agree to the use of cookies. Please visit this page to see exactly how we use these.

The AGS Panel is a team of AGS forum veterans who play all of the games here, and give them ratings from one to five cups. The rating system is as follows:
1 Cup Not serious entertainment
2 Cups A reasonable game, worth a try
3 Cups A good game, worth playing
4 Cups A great game, well worth your time
5 Cups An outstanding, must-play game!
Feel free to disagree with the panel's rating, and please don't be offended if you think your game has been underrated!

(Why has my game been rated 1 cup?)

Close window
If your game has been rated 1 cup, please don't be offended! It's common for your first game release to get a 1-cup rating, due to the game having a lack of polish and flair -- which is understandable, because you're just getting started!

Please understand that the main purpose of the ratings is to help potential game players find high quality, bug-free games to play. You've probably learnt a lot about AGS as a result of making your first game -- so why not use that knowledge to start afresh, and do even better with your next game!
Close window

Barely Floating

by Stemshock Interactive

Screenshot 1 of Barely Floating

(Click image to zoom)

X Zoomed screenshot of Barely Floating
Left click image or press up key to zoom in; right click image or press down key to zoom out.
Click 'X' or press ESC to close.

Download Options for Barely Floating

Click Download Link to download the game, Mirror Link to download the game's mirror, or Report Link to report a link as broken.

Click Other Link to download any other miscellanous download type (e.g. voice pack, game trailer, etc.)

Windows version  Download Link  Report Link

File size: 160 MB
Downloaded: 3,662 times
Graphics: HD, 32-bit color
Operating System(s):


Game Genre:
Game Type:
Story Type:
Release Date:
12 Aug 2012
AGS Panel Rating:
Player Rating:
Rated 86% by the community (14 votes)Rated 86% by the community (14 votes)Rated 86% by the community (14 votes)Rated 86% by the community (14 votes)Rated 86% by the community (14 votes)
Medium Length Game
Short Game Can be completed within 30 minutes
Medium Length Game Takes at least 30 mins to finish
Full Length Game As long as a Sierra / LucasArts classic
Non-Adventure Game Using Adventure Game Studio for something else?!
Joke Game You know when it fits this category ;)
Demo Unfinished Games / Commercial Games
Training Game Games made just to try out AGS
<Category Not Set> Not yet categorised
Close window
Content Advisory:
Bad LanguageMild
SexSuggestive dialog


Public Opinion

If you've played this game, why not help out and give us your votes?
14 people have rated this game so far:
Puzzles & Pacing:
Overall Enjoyment:

About this game

Somewhere along the east coast of Africa, pirates have attacked a luxury yacht! They have taken a few seemingly wealthy passengers as their hostages, a family and an old man, hoping to collect a hefty ransom for each of them. When the hostage negotiations go awry, the rescue duties land on the weak shoulders of an unlikely hero. Little does he know that the ship's crew, that stands in his way, is composed of some very weird and silly individuals.

- The first 1280x720 resolution AGS game?
- 18 wacky characters!
- 15 rooms to explore!
- Lots of lazily made animations!
- Bingo!
- Karaoke!
- An inflatable lady!
- Hitting bad guys with a cane!
See the people who made this game and any other games they've worked on >>
Project Lead, Design, Writing, Scripting, Character Art & Animation
Joni Ahonen
Design, Writing, Character & Background Design
Background Art, Music & Sound Design
Scripting & Writing
Joni Karvinen
Sini Haapanen
Background Art

AGS Awards Nominations

Nominated, Best Puzzles 2012

Nominated, Best Programming 2012

AGS Panel Review

"A solid adventure game given lots of care and attention, fun mechanics and interesting characters. Quirky and enjoyable, excellent production value and fun music and sounds."

7 people commented on this game (newest first):

Nice script and dialogue. Decent graphics, good music. Witty all the Way
2019-07-22 21:51:18 by mahli
Finally got the time to play this game, and it turned out to be a real gem! The graphics/animations are wonderful, and I especially liked that you can include the room-hotspots into the dialogues. The story is well done, too! The puzzle with the three brothers was my favourite. Top game!
2019-04-17 15:17:05 by savetier
I loved it. Wonderful game with a great sense of humour!

I don't agree with the comment about profanity here, I think it made it feel better... but I swear like a sailor myself. He was supposed to be British (I guess, by the money in his pocket!) and we don't get our knickers in a twist over swearing so much. I think it added to the "colourfulness" of an eccentric old man, who doesn't stick to the rules of the norm and I liked that. Also, it's one of the up sides of a non-commercial game, if you don't have censors to please and certificates to adhere to, you can say what you like, and that makes Indie games more interesting in some ways- freedom of speech.

I also headed for walkthrough once or twice, but mainly it felt very intuitive and I think if I'd pushed for long enough I'd have worked most f them out eventually.

Extra thumbs up for Barbara and the connection they made there <3 I can imagine if there was ever a sequel, he'd need Barbara to be in it too! AND Herr Hindenberg made me giggle too.

Some of the puzzles and jokes felt very reminiscent of Monkey Island or Leisure Suit Larry, and that is a very good thing. I'll be looking out for more games by the same people!! THANK YOU
2014-05-20 17:48:12 by faerieevenstar
Even with good graphics and ingenious sailing mood, dialogue centric gameplay is really ruining point'n click nature. I got really bored of continuous interviewing, perhaps I'm not a journalist type.
2014-04-10 09:28:52 by Chawl
good graphics/animations
some puzzles sent me to the walktrough!
top quality production.
2013-07-11 02:01:33 by donkeymilk
Brilliant Game, Beautiful artwork and enjoyable challenging puzzles. Now that it is free there is no excuse whatsoever to not play it!
2013-04-20 20:19:32 by Stee
The visual style was quirky and enjoyable, good music, funny characters and good writing. What I especially enjoyed were the puzzles - very well designed and quite diverse. They were also nicely balanced - had to get my thinking hat on a few times but never needed to resort to asking for a hint. The karaoke puzzle was pure genius! The only thing I wasn't keen on was the use of profanity which felt very unnecessary.

Overall this was a fine adventure game, a nice length and good challenge.
2012-08-28 13:33:51 by CaptainD
You must be logged in to the forums to post comments.
© Adventure Game Studio 2024. Page design by loominous and Darth Mandarb; coding by AGA.
Page generated on 17 Jun 2024 at 11:11:32