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Bustin' the Bastille

by Blondbraid and Creamy

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File size: 122 MB
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Graphics: HD, 32-bit color
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Release Date:
2 Jul 2017
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Short Game Can be completed within 30 minutes
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Bad LanguageOccasional, mild


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About this game

The year is 1789. Anger is simmering and people take the street, they protest against the priviliges of the nobility and the clergy. The revolution is coming. It will bring liberty, fraternity, equality… …and lots and lots of beheadings!
And unbeknownst to her, a fishmonger with a mid-life crisis finds herself in the middle of it all.

French translation available
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Story & Code
Description, Credits and Pixel Perfect Collisions modules
Keyboard Movement module
Rui 'Trovatore' Pires (redruM)
Keyboard Movement module
Dynamic Sprite Rotation module
Phylactere module
Phylactere module improvements
Particle System Manager module
BASS template
Damiano Baldoni
Kevin MacLeod

7 people commented on this game (newest first):

My French history is lacking, but I found a good MAGS game to enjoy playing.
2017-07-27 13:37:58 by Andy
Awesome game set in an historical time, loved it. :-D
I too suffered a bit from the lack of reactions, and was stuck for a while running back and forth wondering how to get that blasted white flag... I'm not sure what triggered the dialog, as I was sure I had looked and tried to pickup the flag before... ???
And then when I thought it was over, the cannon balls inside were a blast and the puzzles inside the Bastille fun and well balanced... (nod) Loved the end! And I'm wondering if it was possible to fail there...
2017-07-14 20:43:53 by Cassiebsg
Lovely art and great storytelling. And with the music I really felt like I was in Revolution era France and badly wanted to explore around the streets more. The ending is funny and the puzzles are mostly satisfying, if a little rough around the edges. Good game, just needs a little polish.
2017-07-12 03:33:49 by Stupot
Awesome game! If Monty Python did adventure games, and comedy on the French Revolution, I imagine it would be something like this.

The graphics are great, animations are smooth, and everything really puts you into late 1700's France right around the Revolution. The writing is great, with lots of hilarious bits, especially if you know a little of the history. My favorites were the 'hero getting shot mid-speech' scene, and the 'house husband who does the sweeping, sewing, etc'. It seems to be a signature audience-expectation-subversion of Blondbraid's, and it works perfectly in Bustin' the Bastille.

5 beheaded fish out of 5!
2017-07-10 16:15:24 by SilverSpook
Although I have not completed this game yet (seems to be quite lengthy) but I think I have played enough to at least give some initial feedback. I really thought you did very well with the period setting, it must be an extra challenge to make something that is based on something specific historically.
The game itself is very very charming and really made me feel like I was playing a game set in that period of strife. I loved the puzzles in particular the whole cannon set up, that was really clever indeed. I thought the graphics suited perfectly and your colors reflect those troubled times.
A couple of times I felt some of the dialog could have been cut down a tiny bit as it took me ever so slightly out of the game experience.
All in all a very strong entry, with an obvious amount of work and passion put in. Extremely well done on getting it polished off in time for the deadline too.
2017-07-10 16:15:24 by Tycho Magnetic Anomaly
Played it... it took me a while to figure out some of the stuff, but I got through it. Plus, I really cracked up at the ending (I won't give it away, but let's just say it'll make you ROFL bigtime).
2017-07-07 14:19:34 by DBoyWheeler
The graphics and animations are all very good, and the music is nice, working well with the atmosphere of the game. There are some funny moments, too, which add nicely to the interesting story. I found the puzzles a bit patchy, but overall the game is very enjoyable.
2017-07-06 13:49:46 by Riaise
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