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Baron

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The Mystery of the Sacred Grove
« on: March 18, 2009, 03:03:39 PM »

Hello everyone,

This my first attempt at a wme game.

Here is the executable for my university project game." The Mystery of the Sacred Grove"
A mysterious adventure in the traditional culture of Japan.

This is the download link.

http://files.filefront.com/GroveSetupexe/;13423442;/fileinfo.html


Story
You play a photographer with the task of photographing a
traditional shrine in Japan. hidden within the shrine are
three "video cubes"

Installation,
 simply double click on the GroveSetup.exe
and follow the instructions.

Game controls
Everything is controlled with a left click.
The cursor changes depending on what action is available
-Camera - take a photo
-Hand  - Use/operate
-Arrow  - change location

Thanks to all The muties and the King Mute himself Mnemonic for all your kind and patient advice.

Here are a few Screenshots/ renders of the game.


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Re: The Mystery of the Sacred Grove
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2009, 04:48:41 PM »

I forgot to add the game resolution is 1024 x768

if you are interested here is a short presentation, in my stilted japanese
but with English subtitles.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6ggu9Lz6Uo

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Re: The Mystery of the Sacred Grove
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2009, 09:07:01 PM »

"Like the Information was downloaded right into my brain!" haha ;)

Nicely done. I read a small excerpt about it on an german adventure site and thought "Probably it's Wintermute", then I started it and yes it's Wintermute. I think that information was downloaded right into my brain, too ;) I don't have the time to play the whole thing at the moment but I find the video cubes the most interesting so far, because you get to know a bit around it and see some real life footage. This game is a bit like playing an interactive documentation.


PS: You don't have to have that purple outline around your cursors, you could use PNG images with full transparency instead of purple backgrounds. The best way to achieve that is Photoshop, just make your purple background layer invisible and the background should be "chess" like then (indicates transparency). Save it as "PNG-24" (NOT PNG-8) then (see here how) and the purple jitter around it would be gone. You may wanna use this technique for your next project (if any) or if you go to make the effort to extend and upgrade this game. Check it out, it's worth it.
« Last Edit: March 19, 2009, 09:09:16 PM by Darky »
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Re: The Mystery of the Sacred Grove
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2009, 04:17:00 AM »

Hi Darky, Thanks for the feedback and taking the time to play the game, I really appreciate it. the pink outline problem didnt seem to happen on my computer, But to be safe I will switch over to transparent pngs for the next game. thanks for the tip. For my first attempt I was basically trying to get to grips with the engine. Its fair to say it is more like interactive book, I had high hopes and a long and juicy story line, but unfortunately my 2yrs development time was cut down to 6months by various research commitments.
I shot the three short documentaries In Shimane prefecture, Kyushu , Kirishima and Kumano in Japan, as well as various sites around Hyogo prefecture where I live.

In case anyone was worried the game Language is English.
I would be absolutely delighted for any more feedback from players.

thanks again, David McDermott

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Re: The Mystery of the Sacred Grove
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2009, 04:26:42 AM »

Could you post the link to the german site? I would love to have a read. Cheers.

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Re: The Mystery of the Sacred Grove
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2009, 06:26:12 PM »

Hello David, it looks like you found it already ;) It was the small excerpt on adventure-treff.de where I noticed it first.
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Re: The Mystery of the Sacred Grove
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2009, 06:52:44 AM »

You're right I did, Thanks for posting again!

here is a blog/site I made for the game

http://www.triskelionstudios.blogspot.com/

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Re: The Mystery of the Sacred Grove
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2009, 01:36:34 PM »

Hi David,

the download-link is dead ::slug
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