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Calin Leafshade

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Him - #AdvJam2016
« on: 21 May 2016, 01:32 »
Him - A Horror Adventure

A good old fashioned haunted house story.

Made by:
Calin Leafshade (@CalinLeafshade) - Words and code
Sookie Sock (@SookieSock) - Graphics

http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/2055/


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Re: Him - #AdvJam2016
« Reply #1 on: 21 May 2016, 09:27 »
Congrats on the release.

Can you provide a mirror, please? :)
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Re: Him - #AdvJam2016
« Reply #2 on: 21 May 2016, 10:31 »
I love the look of this - downloading now.

Edit - Just finished - short and sweet, some nice little puzzles, spooky story and great atmosphere. And I loved the interface.

Spoiler: ShowHide
[hide]I had to look up what a score and a gross were, but felt proud of myself when I solved that :)
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Do you plan on expanding it at all - the UI has lots of possible interactions but I don't think I used some of them. Such as 'strike'! Maybe I missed some secrets?
« Last Edit: 21 May 2016, 10:56 by Haggis »

Calin Leafshade

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Re: Him - #AdvJam2016
« Reply #3 on: 21 May 2016, 12:55 »
Can you provide a mirror, please? :)

Added a direct download mirror : http://users.sanctuary-interactive.com/~steve/Him-v1.1.zip

Do you plan on expanding it at all - the UI has lots of possible interactions but I don't think I used some of them. Such as 'strike'! Maybe I missed some secrets?

Probably won't expand this particular story since it's kinda done but we do plan to use this UI for further stories that aren't built under such tight time constraints

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Re: Him - #AdvJam2016
« Reply #4 on: 21 May 2016, 13:26 »
Very nice atmospheric game...

Given more time I'm sure you can develop some very chilling stories using this interface as this one was quite emotionally affecting despite being a tad confusing...

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Re: Him - #AdvJam2016
« Reply #5 on: 21 May 2016, 19:00 »
This looks excellent! Downloading now. The quality of games in this years AdventureJam is rather lovely!
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Re: Him - #AdvJam2016
« Reply #6 on: 22 May 2016, 12:41 »
I have two technical problems with the game:
1. The window is too wide for my screen: This can be mitigated by running the game in full screen mode.
2. A left mouse button click skips more than one page of text. If I keep the button pressed all texts and actions zap by after one another. This makes the game impossible to play.

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Re: Him - #AdvJam2016
« Reply #7 on: 22 May 2016, 18:27 »
Very nice game! I loved the atmosphere.

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Calin Leafshade

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Re: Him - #AdvJam2016
« Reply #8 on: 23 May 2016, 13:45 »
The game is part of Adventure Jam so rating the game and voting for it is very much appreciated if you enjoyed it!

http://gamejolt.com/games/him/150136

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Re: Him - #AdvJam2016
« Reply #9 on: 26 May 2016, 03:03 »
Are there any plans to make a game with this (gorgeous) format but with a longer story and more locations?

Calin Leafshade

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Re: Him - #AdvJam2016
« Reply #10 on: 26 May 2016, 13:04 »
The game was something of a test of the format, yea. I'm surprised at how well it's done considering how niche it is (even for adventure games).

So yea, expect something else in this format with a bit more meat.

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Re: Him - #AdvJam2016
« Reply #11 on: 30 May 2016, 03:39 »
I'm liking this a lot. Very atmospheric. I had to get ready for work though, but I'll play it again in the week.

One niggle for me is all the randomised messages telling me I'm being stupid or absurd for trying to do crazy things like... pick up a cloth :shocked:

But yeah, it's a very cool game :-)

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Re: Him - #AdvJam2016
« Reply #12 on: 02 Jun 2016, 15:55 »
you tried to "pick up" a cloth? I don't even understand what that would entail.

What absurd nonsense.