Thursday, 2 July 2015

Late Last Nite: A free retro point-and-click adventure

It's a #pointandclick adventure game; it's retro, and it's free. 

Seriously, what's not to love?!  (Okay, apart from the misspelling of night... :-D)


Late Last Nite was created during the recent 14-day AdventureJam, and it was selected as one of three judge's picks when the competition ended. Version 1.2 represents our effort to cram all the content into the game that was initially sacrificed to meet the 14-day deadline.


Players will join our protagonist Morgan as she stumbles through a series of bizarre fantasy settings -- a mer-pirate lagoon, a junk food forest, and a steampunk vampire nightclub -- in search of three missing relics. Essentially, it's a surreal comedy that blurs the lines between reality and drunken fantasy.



Version 1.2 adds new characters, new puzzles, tons of new interactions, a remastered soundtrack, and improved animations.



Late Last Nite is available for free download (PC and Mac) at http://latelastnite.net/

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Charlotte, still dreaming after two decades, and about to wake up with a (Kick) start!

Indie dev Robert Guiscard got in touch with me today and his story really resonated with me, since my own situation in developing Captain Disaster is quite similar.  Here's what he said:



"Charlotte's Dream, a love letter to classic adventure games. This is a game I started working on when I was only 12 years old, but I could never finish it. Now 20 years later, I am now an experienced game designer, and I'm committed to finishing it.


Charlotte's Dream will not only be a tribute to the classic point and click puzzle games of old, but it also seeks to overturn the problems of the genre. It also introduces modern game mechanics, such as a leveling system and a crafting system. So the game can best be described as part puzzle game, part role playing game."




Check out the Kickstarter Page.

Treasures of Arcania - Kickstarter and Greenlight campaigns launched

 Treasures of Arcania is a 2D Sidescrolling RPG with Pixel Art graphics.

Hack, slash, explore, quest and craft your way across the beautiful world of Arcania as 1 of the 4 Gem Alignments (classes) - The Artisan, The Champion, The Mercenary or The Thaumaturge - each of which has an array of different abilities, equipment and more. 
With a strong focus on both combat and crafting, the need to craft all of your own equipment, at least 6 unique biomes to explore, and a packed quest log you should never find yourself without something to do in Arcania.

Every biome has it's own unique quest-line, set of mobs and loot, and music score to keep you busy and immersed. 
At the center of the world you will find The Core. This area is a huge cave system reaching all the way to the core of the planet and contains the most dangerous mobs and bosses - all of which must be defeated before progressing to the next area - but also the most lucrative and sought after loot!
Check out the newly-launched Kickstarter and Greenlight campaigns!

Released on Steam - "The Last Dogma"

The Last Dogma is a dark comedy exploration adventure game set in the year 1999 of an alternate reality world, where US actively campaigns for world domination after being disappointed with the results of the Cold War. It's also a rebake of Sacred Line Genesis, horror text adventure game for Sega Genesis which got an official cartridge release in February 2015. 


Features 
- Unpredictable, surreal and dark story which features two different storylines with their own endings 
- Original soundtrack featuring epic orchestral music, melodic instrumental rock, ambient and shamisen dance electro 
- Professionally recorded voice acting from the actors of Stasis, Kholat, Dust: An Elysian Tail, Strike Vector, Huntsman: The Orphanage and Deadstar 
- Atmospheric environments open for exploration 
- Adventure-like system with the use of “Look,” “Investigate”, “Talk” and "Take" commands 
- Lots of well-hidden secrets, including “Secret World” campaign where you’ll meet the Narrator 


This game looks like something rather different to most - if you like the sound of it, check it out on Steam.