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Title: the Trader of Story - a game by Marek Rudowski
Post by: Rudowski on June 14, 2009, 12:10:24 AM
Hello everyone,

The Trader of Stories is my first adventure game created in WME. It's about a woman who had lost her memory and in order to find it she travels the world and gathers stories hoping that one of them shall me hers. The background for the game is one of my fantasy worlds I created some time ago.

More info and a playable demo to download on my blog dedicated to this game:

http://traderofstories.blogspot.com/



Title: Re: the Trader of Story - a game by Marek Rudowski
Post by: maze on June 14, 2009, 05:49:54 PM
Nice gfx style, good luck to your project
Title: Re: the Trader of Story - a game by Marek Rudowski
Post by: odnorf on June 14, 2009, 09:19:26 PM
Game's theme is very interesting and I really like the handpaint graphics style.  ;D
Title: Re: the Trader of Story - a game by Marek Rudowski
Post by: JarJar on June 14, 2009, 10:04:27 PM
Really like the graphics and the name of the main character is clever.
Title: Re: the Trader of Story - a game by Marek Rudowski
Post by: HelLRaiseR on June 15, 2009, 09:17:05 AM
Very nice graphics. Good luck.
Title: Re: the Trader of Story - a game by Marek Rudowski
Post by: Alex ASP on June 15, 2009, 01:29:29 PM
A nice demo. Good gfx and an interesting story idea. It even reminded me "The Longest Journey" a bit. Hope you can make a full-length game out of it. :-)
Title: Re: the Trader of Story - a game by Marek Rudowski
Post by: Catacomber on June 20, 2009, 04:13:42 AM
This is absolutely charming and entertaining. 
Title: Re: the Trader of Story - a game by Marek Rudowski
Post by: Rudowski on June 26, 2009, 09:54:36 AM
Hi

Basing on your great feedback I've decided to put some improvements in the demo itself.

More details and an improved demo can be found on the game website:
http://traderofstories.blogspot.com/

Marek Rudowski
Title: Re: the Trader of Story - a game by Marek Rudowski
Post by: Alex ASP on June 26, 2009, 11:16:51 AM
Looked through the updated demo. There're still few bugs there.

First, you can take books from cart several times and get
13:30: Runtime error. Script 'scenes\Room\scr\w?z.script', line 36
13:30:   Call to undefined method 'IsItemTaken'. Ignored.

There's a bug in pathfinding - see video (link removed - A.A.).

The wind swings wizeman's staff thingie when you are in "Room" scene and in KamienneSny02 in dialogue mode but it doesn't swing it in the KamienneSny02 scene while in common mode.

You may also want not to cycle all animation indefinitely but make some (maybe random) timeout between cycles in some cases. For example lizards usually sit still on rocks and only occasionly swing their tales - now they are kind of dancing. :-)

I know it is too early to fix all these little things right now but posted in case you want to clean up the demo.
Title: Re: the Trader of Story - a game by Marek Rudowski
Post by: Rudowski on June 26, 2009, 01:58:49 PM
Thank you Alex for your perceptiveness.

I've corrected the mistakes. The books cannot be taken more then once and the "thingie" on Wiseman staff is now swinging also in the closeup location.

I've a question - how did you know the names of the locations (Room, KamienneSny02)?

Marek Rudowski
Title: Re: the Trader of Story - a game by Marek Rudowski
Post by: Alex ASP on June 26, 2009, 05:18:44 PM
Switching to debug mode is a documented feature - http://res.dead-code.org/doku.php/kbase:how_do_i_run_a_compiled_game_in_debug_mode_to_allow_error_logging_or_fps_display?s=debug%20mode In the debug mode room names are shown on the screen.

Also there's a dcp unpacker - I wrote about it somewhere here - http://forum.dead-code.org/index.php?topic=2551.msg19567#msg19567
Title: Re: the Trader of Story - a game by Marek Rudowski
Post by: Rudowski on July 04, 2009, 05:25:00 PM
I’m working now on a new location which shall be Myosotis family home. I'm curious what you think about it.

New conceptual images and more information on the game webblog:
http://traderofstories.blogspot.com/

Marek Rudowski
Title: Re: the Trader of Story - a game by Marek Rudowski
Post by: Rudowski on July 08, 2009, 11:16:43 AM
New character is in the game. This time it's Myosotis niece - Coni.

New conceptual images and more information on the game webblog:
http://traderofstories.blogspot.com/

Marek Rudowski
Title: Re: the Trader of Story - a game by Marek Rudowski
Post by: Rudowski on July 13, 2009, 12:30:26 PM
Another added location. This time it's the kitchen inside Myosotis house.

New conceptual images and more information on the game webblog:
http://traderofstories.blogspot.com/

Marek Rudowski
Title: Re: the Trader of Story - a game by Marek Rudowski
Post by: Peril on July 13, 2009, 04:31:34 PM
Nice! I like the style, looking forward to seeing what you've got planned...

I noticed a bunch of English errors (aside from the crazy wiseman talk), drop me a message if you want your scripts checked...
Title: Re: the Trader of Story - a game by Marek Rudowski
Post by: Rudowski on July 15, 2009, 04:26:34 PM
Another character - this time it's Myosotis older sister - Neesan.

New conceptual images and more information on the game webblog:
http://traderofstories.blogspot.com/

Marek Rudowski
Title: Re: the Trader of Story - a game by Marek Rudowski
Post by: Rudowski on August 12, 2009, 10:17:52 PM
I've added some sketches of the game characters.

I invite all to the game webblog:
http://traderofstories.blogspot.com/

Marek Rudowski
Title: Re: the Trader of Story - a game by Marek Rudowski
Post by: Rudowski on August 30, 2009, 08:12:13 PM
I'm working on a new bigger demo of my game but for now let me present you the "main menu".

More info on the webblog:
http://traderofstories.blogspot.com/

Marek Rudowski
Title: Re: the Trader of Story - a game by Marek Rudowski
Post by: Darky on August 31, 2009, 01:40:53 AM
Looks fantastic, as usual :)

I'm really getting a fan of this game... are you aiming for commercial release?
Title: Re: the Trader of Story - a game by Marek Rudowski
Post by: Rudowski on September 28, 2009, 11:12:47 PM
Still working on the demo. My beta testers came with new ideas which I'm trying out now. In the meantime you can cast a glance on a new location.

More info on the webblog:
http://traderofstories.blogspot.com/


Marek Rudowski
Title: Re: the Trader of Story - a game by Marek Rudowski
Post by: Jyujinkai on September 29, 2009, 04:07:18 AM
this is a very good project so far... keep it up.. and to add my voice to the chorus.. the art is every very good.
Title: Re: the Trader of Story - a game by Marek Rudowski
Post by: Rudowski on October 03, 2009, 06:08:10 PM
Voice actors needed!

I would very much like to have some voice acting in the game but I cannot do it alone. I cannot support You with nothing more then my gratitude, a place in the credits and final game when it's ready. If it's OK with you - write me a massage. For the time being I need voices of:
- Myosotis (the main character, lots of speaking) - female, age about 35;
- Neesan - female, age about 45;
- Coni - female, age about 12;
- Wiseman, male, age about... well it should sound old.
The design of each character can be found on my webblog.

Marek Rudowski
Title: Re: the Trader of Story - a game by Marek Rudowski
Post by: Rudowski on October 22, 2009, 08:05:41 PM
Hello everyone,

It took longer then I’ve expected but the new demo is finally complete. You can download it from my blog dedicated to this game:

http://traderofstories.blogspot.com/

I count on your feedback!
Title: Re: the Trader of Story - a game by Marek Rudowski
Post by: Authentic on October 23, 2009, 02:02:20 PM
Excellent demo!

I bet Ive tried all objects interactions (and read all descriptions, even enter|exit regions) - and enjoyed all :)
(Especially new melody :))
Title: Re: the Trader of Story - a game by Marek Rudowski
Post by: Rudowski on December 16, 2009, 05:32:49 PM
New location and some info on the game webblog:

http://traderofstories.blogspot.com/

Marek Rudowski
Title: Re: the Trader of Story - a game by Marek Rudowski
Post by: Rudowski on February 01, 2010, 09:01:22 PM
New location was added on the game webblog:

http://traderofstories.blogspot.com/

Marek Rudowski
Title: Re: the Trader of Story - a game by Marek Rudowski
Post by: Rudowski on March 06, 2010, 08:10:39 PM
New location was added on the game webblog:

http://traderofstories.blogspot.com/

Marek Rudowski
Title: Re: the Trader of Story - a game by Marek Rudowski
Post by: Rudowski on April 15, 2010, 09:48:49 PM
I have placed some new information on the game blog:

http://traderofstories.blogspot.com/

Marek Rudowski
Title: Re: the Trader of Story - a game by Marek Rudowski
Post by: Rudowski on May 29, 2010, 10:40:01 PM
The side project is almost finished (90%) - the working title is "Bell's Heart". More info on the webblog.

http://traderofstories.blogspot.com/

Marek Rudowski
Title: Re: the Trader of Story - a game by Marek Rudowski
Post by: Catacomber on June 13, 2010, 04:31:43 AM
I liked this from the beginning.  : )
Title: Re: the Trader of Story - a game by Marek Rudowski
Post by: Rudowski on October 04, 2010, 07:58:39 AM
Hi. The side project: "The Trader of Stories. Bell's Heart" is finnaly over. You can find news and links to the game on my blog:
http://traderofstories.blogspot.com/
Title: Re: the Trader of Story - a game by Marek Rudowski
Post by: molier on October 04, 2010, 10:55:44 AM
Game is very beautifully drawn. Welldone. Your talent is priceless. . ::rock
Title: Re: the Trader of Story - a game by Marek Rudowski
Post by: Alex ASP on October 04, 2010, 07:06:08 PM
The game is nice, but there're some glithces. First, book's scrollbar doesn't work like it should. Second, it is not possible to cook "summon drown person" spell before "amulet of power" even if you have all ingredients. Third, you can get drown man story once again if you visit lake after giving mayor the story.

I think the game lacks of dialogues. A trader of stories is a person who should communicate with people much. The persons Myosotis meets could tell us much more. Well, I understand, this is only a short game.

Anyway I've enjoyed "Bell's Heart". Nice graphics, music, and atmosphere. Hope to hear the news on the main "the Trader of Stories" game soon.

As the game has "Add to your site" option we've upped the game on our server (http://questzone.ru/play/1735/). If you ever have a desire to translate "Bell's Heart" into Russian feel free to drop me a message.
Title: Re: the Trader of Story - a game by Marek Rudowski
Post by: Rudowski on June 27, 2011, 09:03:47 PM
Hi. Been a while. Currently I'am working on another flash game, also taking part in the Myosotis world. More info on the blog:

http://traderofstories.blogspot.com/

Marek Rudowski
Title: Re: the Trader of Story - a game by Marek Rudowski
Post by: Endrit on June 28, 2011, 05:37:06 PM
I love the music of this game where can i finde it ???????
Title: Re: the Trader of Story - a game by Marek Rudowski
Post by: Rudowski on November 14, 2011, 07:18:46 PM
The game "a Grain of Truth" has now its own launch page:
http://www.rudowscy.com/agot/

It is also on facebook and twitter:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/a-Grain-of-Truth/214004608672876?sk=wall

http://twitter.com/#!/aGrainOfTruth

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