Ok, after few days of brainstorming how to actually do it, I’ve decided to redesign the game that I’ve made 14 years ago. Its core story was published in a physical paper local computer magazine called “Joker” by a writer “Quattro” at that time. A World War II inspired, text-based adventure game where you could pick different paths and navigate through the numbered segments depending on your actions. It was really cool and then I’ve digitized it into a digital form using Klik & Play game development tool. It used Comic Sans font for text (horror I know), green/yellow gradient background and it looked rather horrible from a visual perspective. But the text was there and instead of finding the right segment depending on the action, the game did that for you. You just had to click the right action. And it felt really good, since it became an actual game.
And here I am, 14 years later, translating it into English, modifying the storytelling part and planning to deliver slightly extended experience along with full hand drawn scenes.
I have to prepare all the texts, prepare the storyline sequence, decide how to integrate selection of options for which I’m hoping to sort of make a blend of text-based game and point and click adventure. Just to spice it up a bit. And then the biggest and most time consuming part, to draw all the scenes in context to the story. I don’t have a drawing tablet, so I was thinking of either doing it on a good old paper, scan it and do the post processing using image editing tools or use my Windows tablet and try to draw using a touch pen. I’ve already tested it and while I’m still a bit clumsy, I got some pretty decent results.
Still not sure about it, but I’ll certainly try something I’ve never tried before.
Oh and it’ll be a free game 🙂 It’s not that long so charging for it would be a bit silly (and in conflict with the original author). But as a concept it’s a really cool old school adventure and I hope you guys will like it when it’ll be released. Still a long way there 🙂
I’ll keep you posted as the project continues…
Good morning everyone (unless if you’re not from Central Europe, in which case, happy Easter!). Today, nice people at EA are giving away yet another classic, this time around it is Simcity 2000 Special Edition. I don’t think it needs any further description except that it is a grand daddy of all city construction games in which you can make towns, cities, make them successful or burn them down to the ground with tornados, fires, riots and aliens. Aliens! 😀
You can grab the game here:
I can’t find the end date for this giveaway, so grab it before it’s too late!
EA is being nice to us again. This time around, they are giving away Dragon Age: Origins for a limited time. Specifically till 14th October 2014. So, make sure you grab it while it’s hot.
You can also get some extra free DLC’s here:
This time around, EA is giving away PopCap’s Peggle Deluxe. It’s a puzzle game where you have to take down various objects on a predefined “playground” with limited number of balls. Sort of like a blend of Breakout, Worms and Scorched. It’s a bit old and doesn’t look as awesome as some of the latest PopCap games, but it’s still fun to play.
Offer will last till 5th August 2014.
Wow, EA at it again. In a positive way! After free Battlefield 3, here comes the all time classic Plants vs Zombies. A cartoonish 2D arcade game with plants defending the garden against zombies. And it’s WAY better than their latest 3D Garden Warfare nonsense. That one is nowhere near as good as this original. And best of all, it even works on Windows tablets with full touch control. I’m playing it all the time on my ACER Iconia W4.
This awesome deal will last till 2014-06-16. Make sure you grab it because it’s just awesome! Only on EA Origin.
Like with Dead Space few weeks ago, EA has been generous again. This time with a free copy of Battlefield 3 through Origin client.
And enjoy! I’ve bought this game when it was released and despite never playing multiplayer portion of it, I really enjoyed the single player. Graphics and sound effects were very good, interesting worlds and action and it was decently long. And now that it’s free, you just can’t go wrong with it (if you haven’t yet played it). I don’t know what happened at EA for them to be so generous all of the sudden to give away pretty much new games, but hey, who cares. Bring us more of this good stuff! 😀
OFFER IS ONLY VALID TILL 2014/06/03 !
I’ve decided to resurrect the list of old good games that used to be for sale, but are now legally free to play by anyone. I’m not talking about demo versions or so called “abandonware”. I’m talking about games that were given to gamers free of charge by the developers/publishers!
The list is currently very short, but I will keep on adding games to that page. If you know any that still isn’t listed, please post a link to download location and I’ll “index” it on my page. Only post recommendations within the link above to avoid confusion. This news post is only to let you guys know that I’ve made a new dedicated page on my blog for free games 🙂
If you don’t yet know, Torchlight game is now free on GOG (Good Old Games) for 48 hours. I don’t know when exactly did the giveaway begin so don’t hesitate for too long.
The game is a FRP slasher with a top down view like Diablo. But a bit more colorful and in 3D. I’ve played it before and it’s quite nice.
Torchlight @ GOG:
Grab it while it’s free 🙂
EDIT: Got the deadline on my mail from GOG. The giveaway lasts till 20th June 2013, 19:59 GMT.