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[Game] Is This Reality?
PostPosted: Sun 19 Dec, 2010  Reply with quote

Now it is official - the game will be made!
Is This Reality?


Is This Reality? is a free indie 2-dimensional pixel art retro adventure game that is based on dreams.
The main focus of the game will be on talking with dream characters and finding clues, which leads you to solving a puzzle which leads you to another level. This game will not be based of gameplay and battle, in fact it will not include battle at all.

Story
The game starts in a math class. As always, you're bored. The only thing you can do is sleep, and when you sleep you get fascinating dreams. You'll meet your subconsciousness and it is going to lead you through the game. The whole game will be one single dream, and on the side note every level will be a dream. This will be accomplished by dreams within dreams, false awakenings and such. It gives the game a complicated feel. You will not have much lucid powers. It is impossible to make.

Features
- "Is This Reality?" will be something in between Monkey Island Series and Machinarium. Dialogs will be similar like in the movie Waking Life.
- Dynamic, non-linear story. The story will be like a maze, with a lot of ways to the exit. This is why you can finish the game in 50 hours or in 50 minutes. Maybe even less. Maybe even more, it all depends on how you solve puzzles.
- Game based on talking, puzzles, riddles, finding clues.
- No battle, it is an adventure game. It is not a platformer.
- Every few levels a new dream, but you don't wake up until the end of the game. This is because there will be dreams within dreams, scene transitions, false awakenings and such. This gives the game a complicated touch.
- You will be lucid near the beggining of the dream, but you will choose to listen up to DCs because you find their stories interesting, and you think its just you speaking with yourself.
- So the game is not about becoming lucid, its about exploring the dreamworld. The game will feature some information about lucid dreams so thoes who have never heard of lucid dreams get interested in it.
- Pixel art made graphics (Google it!)
- Will probably be made in AGS - Adventure Game Studio (If I don't switch soon)
- Its a game about dreams. Ofcourse its weird, trippy and foggy at the same time. Graphics will change as you go trough the game (and as your SC changes emotions).

Cheers,
Beat!



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PostPosted: Sun 19 Dec, 2010  Reply with quote

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*If you want to be added on the "Current Supporters" list, send a PM to me with body of "/support ITR."*

I gave up on the e-mail update thingy (sorry!). If you want to receive future updates just subscribe to this thread.

If you have any suggestions about the game, just post them in this thread. Keep in mind that not everything can be made and that this is an adventure game (check out Machinarium to get what I mean), so if I refuse your suggestion, don't be mad.



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PostPosted: Sun 19 Dec, 2010  Reply with quote

Game Mock-ups, Art, Samples, Music, WIP's (Work in progres):

Click Here! (WIP)



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PostPosted: Thu 23 Dec, 2010  Reply with quote

People,
I'm sorry I stopped making the game for a while (week or so), and I can't start until 27th of December, but you can expect a screenshot (or a bg) of the game around New Year.



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PostPosted: Thu 23 Dec, 2010  Reply with quote

Take your time Beat Doctor smile it should be made properly, but I must admit I look forward for the screenie grin


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PostPosted: Thu 23 Dec, 2010  Reply with quote

This sounds amazing to be honest...
But one thing I'd recommend is to get someone who's really good at writing to write the dialogue and such, cause nothing ruins games like that more than poor dialogue.

Not saying that you're bad at writing or anything though tounge2


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PostPosted: Thu 23 Dec, 2010  Reply with quote

ShoemakerSteve wrote:
This sounds amazing to be honest...
But one thing I'd recommend is to get someone who's really good at writing to write the dialogue and such, cause nothing ruins games like that more than poor dialogue.

Yes, I've thought of that earlier. I'll probably get someone.



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PostPosted: Thu 23 Dec, 2010  Reply with quote

one word : awesome[/size] rechterduim omhoog met knipoog

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PostPosted: Thu 23 Dec, 2010  Reply with quote

Can't wait! grin


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PostPosted: Sun 02 Jan, 2011  Reply with quote

First Graphics Tease
Click Here!
A work-in-progress graphics tease. The character, for example, is literally a half-a-minute sketch. Sky needs to be changed (too boring and repetative), I have two options, to animate the rain or to replace it with stars--

And yes, image is 2x streched and it has 11 colors at total.



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PostPosted: Sun 02 Jan, 2011  Reply with quote

The [game] at the beginning of this post is making me lose >.<

But the graphics look promising ^^



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Beat Doctor
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PostPosted: Sun 02 Jan, 2011  Reply with quote

Well, I think everyone should know the thread is about a game (even before entering), and not some Inception-wannabe philosophy.

But anyways, thanks for the compliment regarding graphics wink.



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PostPosted: Sun 02 Jan, 2011  Reply with quote

Rhewin wrote:
The [game] at the beginning of this post is making me lose >.<


I keep losing too >.>


But back to topic: the game looks good and I look forward for it once its complete



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PostPosted: Sun 02 Jan, 2011  Reply with quote

Beat Doctor wrote:
First Graphics Tease


Loved it eek2


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PostPosted: Mon 03 Jan, 2011  Reply with quote

Looks really cool, I think stars would be more fitting then rain.


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