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[ RELEASED ] Before the Dark Crystal
« on: 20 Mar 2015, 10:14 »
GAME IS RELEASED!
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Hello AGSers :)
I am currently working on a new point & click game. This one will be based on the movie "The Dark Crystal" and will take place some years before the events of the movie. You will have to help a young Gelfling to survive in the Skeksis castle. Everything is drawned and animated by hands. Here are some screenshots :

The menu :


the main character in the Scrollkeeper's office :


the Crystal Chamber, slave Podlings, SkekShod the Treasurer, and a Garthim soldier :
« Last Edit: 07 Apr 2015, 14:10 by Darth Mandarb »

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Re: Before the Dark Crystal
« Reply #1 on: 20 Mar 2015, 10:16 »
I'm speechless! I love the art! Really good work! Good luck for this very promising project!

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Re: Before the Dark Crystal
« Reply #2 on: 20 Mar 2015, 10:24 »
Thank you very much :)

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Re: Before the Dark Crystal
« Reply #3 on: 20 Mar 2015, 11:30 »
It reminds me a lot of French Fantasy comic books!
Somehow it made me think when, more than 15 years ago, I bought La Quête de l'oiseau du temps (I bought it in France)... Sweet memories.
I'm really looking forward to play it!
I can't stop watching ur screenies.

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Re: Before the Dark Crystal
« Reply #4 on: 20 Mar 2015, 11:31 »
This looks beautiful! Great work Marion. :cheesy:

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Re: Before the Dark Crystal
« Reply #5 on: 20 Mar 2015, 11:40 »
Great work Marion! Love the style ;-D

It reminds me a lot of French Fantasy comic books!

I swear these comics were the first thing I thought of before reading your comment!

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Re: Before the Dark Crystal
« Reply #6 on: 20 Mar 2015, 13:35 »
That's really pretty, lots of atmosphere, original style.
Out of sheer curiosity: Marion, how did you generate the graphics? I know that you're very creative with ripping some existing graphics from comics, etc. (I'm still impressed by how you totally hacked the Ultima Online graphics to make a Harry Potter game -- and it worked!)
So, is this from a comic, or did you find a skilled artist (yourself?) to generate those?
 

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Re: Before the Dark Crystal
« Reply #7 on: 20 Mar 2015, 13:46 »
Marion knows a a thing or two about drawing. ;) Graphics are done by her for this game.
Also, here.
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Re: Before the Dark Crystal
« Reply #8 on: 20 Mar 2015, 15:58 »
One of my favorite movies and stories of all time. (nod)

Glad it's in good hands. Looking forward to it.

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Re: Before the Dark Crystal
« Reply #9 on: 20 Mar 2015, 16:39 »
Thank you very much to all :)
Yes I have drawn everything myself, I am a French comic book drawer, then... :)
I know I don't always have the time to draw myself the graphics of my games, that's why I often rip other games' graphics, but for this one I wanted to draw everything. I am happy you enjoy it :)
(and I love la Quête de l'Oiseau du Temps ;) )

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Re: Before the Dark Crystal
« Reply #10 on: 20 Mar 2015, 16:58 »
Marion knows a a thing or two about drawing. ;) Graphics are done by her for this game.
Also, here.

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Re: Before the Dark Crystal
« Reply #11 on: 20 Mar 2015, 17:11 »
Very nice. Looks great. :)

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Re: Before the Dark Crystal
« Reply #12 on: 20 Mar 2015, 17:24 »
Wow, impressive stuff! Looking forward to it.
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Re: Before the Dark Crystal
« Reply #13 on: 20 Mar 2015, 18:24 »
Fan-freakin-tastic!!

The Dark Crystal is one of my favorite fantasy movies of all time!  The music, the magic (of puppets and not CGI), the creativity of it.

I have written a sequel to The Dark Crystal that I've always wanted to make a game out of.  It's called The Song Crystal and is set 1000 years after The Dark Crystal.  I won't give away more (or hijack your thread) though!

Great job, can't wait to see how this pans out!

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Re: Before the Dark Crystal
« Reply #14 on: 20 Mar 2015, 21:43 »
Thank you all :)
Darth Mandarb : Don't give up ! I would enjoy playing a sequel game to my favorite movie ever :)

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Re: Before the Dark Crystal
« Reply #15 on: 20 Mar 2015, 22:38 »
Looks fantastic! The world needs more Froud/Henson inspired stuff.

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Re: Before the Dark Crystal
« Reply #16 on: 21 Mar 2015, 07:08 »
Hey Marion, have you read L'Épée de Cristal? I think you've just outdone Crisse himself!
Your art is such a pleasure to an eye. Keep it up!

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Re: Before the Dark Crystal
« Reply #17 on: 21 Mar 2015, 09:15 »
Thank you :)
Bavolis : I totally agree !
Kasander : Yes I have read it, I LOVE Crisse's arts who inspired me a lot when I was a noob drawer :p  I am very proud you compare me to him ! Although I can't really say I have outdone him but that's pleasant to read ;)

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Re: Before the Dark Crystal
« Reply #18 on: 22 Mar 2015, 13:02 »
The art does look great indeed and I've really enjoyed your previous games (especially the RPGs), so I'm definitely looking forward to this. BTW, I see a security/danger bar: does the game feature a sneaking system?

La Quête de l'oiseau du temps

Is that "The quest for the time bird"? I remember a (very) old PC game with the same name - pretty interesting game.

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Re: Before the Dark Crystal
« Reply #19 on: 22 Mar 2015, 17:53 »
The danger bar represents how much you are safe in the castle : depending on your choices, the Skeksis will leave you alone, or will progressively want to kill you :)
Yes, that's Quest for the Time Bird, and indeed, a computer game has been made from the comic book.