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Earl Mansin: The Breakout

by HillBilly

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File size: 66.6 MB
Downloaded: 6,346 times
Graphics: 640x400, 32-bit color

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Operating System(s):
Windows
Game Genre:
Contemporary
Game Type:
Comedy
Story Type:
Original
Release Date:
1 Jul 2007
AGS Panel Rating:
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Player Rating:
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
MAGS game Monthly AGS competition entry
Non-adventure game Using Adventure Game Studio for something else?!
Joke game You know when it fits this category ;)
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Occasional, mild
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24 people have rated this game so far:
Visual:
88%
Immersion:
73%
Puzzles & Pacing:
76%
Overall Enjoyment:
76%

About this game

Help Earl Mansin escape from death row in this fully voiced graphic adventure.

For more information, check out earlmansin.com Enjoy!

7/15/2007 - Version 1.1 released! Download it now and let 1.0 be die like the foul dog it is.
See the people who made this game and any other games they've worked on >>
Graphics, story & script
HillBilly has worked on 2 other games: (see them >>)
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Colxfile has worked on 4 other games: (see them >>)

AGS Awards Nominations

Nominated, Best Player Character 2007

Nominated, Best Character Art 2007

13 people commented on this game (newest first):

This was a fun game with some pretty dark humor.
2015-08-09 13:40:47 by Michael2968
Excellent game! I don't want to contemplate how long it must have took to do all those animations, I can't even do a walkcycle myself.

Did you know this was included on a PC Format coverdisk, issue 226? That's where I got it from, too big for me to download myself.

One thing: Once you've thrown the brick the first time, it's kinda hidden behind the shards and it's not obvious to pick it up again. The bicycle tube was a bit of a pixel scrape too.

Otherwise, excellent. Hoping for a sequel!
2009-05-13 14:49:40 by Dataflashsabot
Hello, my name is Joel, from the french AGS forum.
I want to translate your game in french.
If you agree, send me an email to this address:

kaldaya@hotmail.fr

and I contact you. Thank you. :)
2009-02-09 19:27:37 by foxyfox (foxyfox666)
First of all I would like to say, that the effort to make this little game must have been incredibly high. Especcially the short video animations reach a high quality level and make the game very immersive.

Graphics in the game are done well, although faces and characters in the game don't have a lot of character in my eyes. All characters in the game seem to have quite hollow personalities so I really didn't fall in love with one of them. But anyway, they are drawn in a very clean detailed way.

What I didn't like were the homogenic puzzles: Most of them were clichee puzzles. There were about five "open-the-locked-door-or-cabinet" puzzles. This is really a pitty, because it's just "fill-the-game-with-nothing" stuff.

Music was well sampled and fit very good to the game. The interface was comprehensible and clear as well.

The most disappointing thing about the game was the ending. I expected some kind of final message. But it just was finished when I managed to leave the prison. I think a short game like this one shouldn't be finished in this way with a "to be continued" sentence. The great credits video in the ending was just a very small satisfaction for me...

Also the quantity of blood and unnecessary violence didn't really fit and was kind of misplaced in my eyes...

So my final conclusion is "Earl Mansin" is a very detailed and perfected game, but it doesn't really have a soul. I prefer "Earl Bobby" to "Earl Mansin" after all...
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2008-01-12 12:08:00 by Hieronimus (sandrina)
An enjoyable and hilarious game!
2007-12-20 07:48:26 by Barbarian
When I get to play certain video games, I have the impression commercial video games quality can be surpassed. When I see how much effort was put into this (cutscenes, voices, graphics), I definitely think Earl Mansin was one of these games. Such a pity this one wasn't a full-length game!
Good luck with your next game!
2007-11-09 14:40:38 by FlyingMandarine
Everything in this game cries high production value. From the very particular graphics, to the encompasing sounds and carefully picked music. It features full motion video animations, voice overs and witty dialog.

The puzzles might be a bit too logical for their own good, as that makes them pretty easy. Still, I enjoyed solving them.

A must play for everyone (except little kids, maybe).
2007-07-21 16:02:57 by jkohen
I loved this game! i hope there will be a sequel. I have a dial-up connection and i hate to download a big game and it turns out to be crappy. This game was well worth the download :-)
2007-07-17 09:07:57 by ThatOneChick87
good job :)
2007-07-17 00:49:27 by peter
Very nice game. The puzzles are great, the graphics charming and the voice acting superb.
2007-07-15 14:01:47 by cobra79
This is probably the funniest and coolest adventure game i've seen in a while. Great job!
2007-07-15 13:25:51 by radiowaves (Taavi)
I like it. I make it 7 rooms, but maybe the first doesn't count as "fully interactive" as there isn't a lot to do there. Not one for the kiddiewinks as there is a lot of gore...

2007-07-06 13:50:32 by paolo (paolo)
Fun, logical puzzles, funny story, great music, awesome graphics, and superb voice acting. Can't wait for part 2!
2007-07-03 19:56:10 by mr.me (mr.me)
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