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Re: Unavowed
« Reply #40 on: 30 Aug 2018, 15:16 »
One interesting point, for me at least, that he brought up was the way adventure game characters often maintain the same pose no matter what is going on around them, and/or flash in and out of "action" poses when needed, but then go back to the same rigid pose as before.

I actually kind of prefer this to the twitchy random body language that a lot of triple-A games try to do fluidly: like rolling backwards and forwards on the feet slightly while stationary and inactive.

It's a game. They are game characters. I don't really want them to be constantly swaying around. I find that more distracting and offputting than just staying still until I need them to do something.

An occasional brief idle view is nice, like brushing hair out of their face, but the constant body language that a lot of games try to do often just reminds me more that they are not real people.

It's like in a book if the author attempted to describe to me every second sentence exactly what the character was doing with every limb on their body.

There's probably a balance somewhere in the middle as well, but for now I prefer stationary (with occasional idle view) characters way more than hyperactive constantly swaying ones.

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Re: Unavowed
« Reply #41 on: 31 Aug 2018, 09:40 »

Very good game, Dave! Just one thing: I hate New York. Next time set the game in Vancouver.

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Re: Unavowed
« Reply #42 on: 07 Sep 2018, 15:02 »
New York is my home! You write what you know, as they say.

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Re: Unavowed
« Reply #43 on: 07 Sep 2018, 23:27 »
New York is my home! You write what you know, as they say.

After The Blackwell Series I almost felt like I had been to New York so, job very well done.

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Re: Unavowed
« Reply #44 on: 28 Sep 2018, 10:18 »
Pity Eli missed a chance for a great line when

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Mandala gets drunk from the wine bottle


It would have been awesome if he had said

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"Geez... Talk about yer Djinn Rummy."


(Not my own work, unfortunately. I saw it in a YouTube video's comments and couldn't resist posting it in here)
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Re: Unavowed
« Reply #45 on: 01 Oct 2018, 16:44 »
Dave, I played this last week, it's an amazing game. Kudos to you and everyone on the team, I thought the whole experience was fantastic.

My girlfriend is playing the game through at the moment, and I'm loving watching her playing in a different way. I'll be playing it through again to see how the different missions are affected by different characters too once she's finished.

Congratulations on the release, the art, music, voice acting, mission structure and puzzles are all top drawer. You can feel the passion and love in every pixel. Keep up the amazing work :-D

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Re: Unavowed
« Reply #46 on: 02 Oct 2018, 17:10 »
\o/ THank you so much!

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Re: Unavowed
« Reply #47 on: 02 Oct 2018, 19:52 »
Dave, please don't forget to add the game to the AGS database. I'm sure you don't want to miss out on the next awards because of an oversight.

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Re: Unavowed
« Reply #48 on: 02 Oct 2018, 20:08 »
Haha. Why break tradition? I'll make sure to add it.

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Re: Unavowed
« Reply #49 on: 04 Oct 2018, 14:02 »
French magazine Canard PC gave it an 8/10, if I recall. Or at least 7.
They have a tendancy to be merciless with lazy games, and always take the selling price in account. Therefore, this 8 is good news. I always use Canard PC as a reference because they're the only French magazine (whether on paper or online) that does not bend over backwards for ads from large publishers in order to stay alive (unlike jeuxvideo.com, etc.)
 

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Re: Unavowed
« Reply #50 on: 07 Oct 2018, 13:18 »
Added it to the database. And several months before Dec 31st, too!

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Re: Unavowed
« Reply #51 on: 07 Oct 2018, 19:40 »
Yay! :)

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Re: Unavowed
« Reply #52 on: 18 Nov 2018, 16:32 »
I just bought the game off Steam, I'll play it when I find the time! :)

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Re: Unavowed
« Reply #53 on: 19 Nov 2018, 22:07 »
I've been meaning to ask, any surprises with how the steam achievements played out?  Were you expecting everyone to toast the dryad?  Were you expecting the actor background to be the least popular option?

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Re: Unavowed
« Reply #54 on: 03 Jan 2019, 18:29 »
UNAVOWED IS AN IGF NOMINEE!!‬

‪It’s nominated for “Excellence in Narrative” and got an honorable mention for the grand prize.

I’ve been dreaming of getting into the IGF since I started this silly company. It’s taken 13 years and over a dozen games, but we got here.

Now I’m going to freak out for a bit.

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Re: Unavowed - IGF nominee!!
« Reply #55 on: 03 Jan 2019, 23:43 »
That's awesome - huge congrats!

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Re: Unavowed - IGF nominee!!
« Reply #56 on: 05 Jan 2019, 15:55 »
It's ridiculous it's taken so long.
You should tell them they can keep it!
Still waiting for Purity of the Surf II

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Re: Unavowed - IGF nominee!!
« Reply #57 on: 07 Jan 2019, 23:55 »
I've been playing the game and I loved it so far, but when it came to the Bronx and the player gets a vision that shows
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that the player had an affair with a guy while they were possessed by a demon and couldn't control their own body, and a picture taken of them together is used for a puzzle afterwards.
and I just felt terrible after seeing that. Am I the only one that feels that this scene was massively inappropriate for the game? I get that it's a way of showing how evil the demon is, but I can't help but feel like sexual abuse is an overused trope whenever people want to make a story dark and it feels unfair to have that sprung up on you without warning, especially since you are meant to create your own protagonist and identify with them.

And I wish to say that these sort of things can be extremely stressful to survivors with PTSD or people suffering from anxiety or depression, and I don't think this kind of subject should be included without a content warning.
For me personally, it took all the enjoyment out of the game and if I had known it was going to be a plot point I probably wouldn't have bought it.

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Re: Unavowed - IGF nominee!!
« Reply #58 on: 08 Jan 2019, 11:44 »
I've been playing the game and I loved it so far, but when it came to the Bronx and the player gets a vision that shows
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that the player had an affair with a guy while they were possessed by a demon and couldn't control their own body, and a picture taken of them together is used for a puzzle afterwards.
and I just felt terrible after seeing that. Am I the only one that feels that this scene was massively inappropriate for the game? I get that it's a way of showing how evil the demon is, but I can't help but feel like sexual abuse is an overused trope whenever people want to make a story dark and it feels unfair to have that sprung up on you without warning, especially since you are meant to create your own protagonist and identify with them.

And I wish to say that these sort of things can be extremely stressful to survivors with PTSD or people suffering from anxiety or depression, and I don't think this kind of subject should be included without a content warning.
For me personally, it took all the enjoyment out of the game and if I had known it was going to be a plot point I probably wouldn't have bought it.

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If you continue to play through the game after this point then you'll find out that your character not having had control over their body during this event isn't exactly what really happened.

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Re: Unavowed - IGF nominee!!
« Reply #59 on: 08 Jan 2019, 15:02 »
I've been playing the game and I loved it so far, but when it came to the Bronx and the player gets a vision that shows
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that the player had an affair with a guy while they were possessed by a demon and couldn't control their own body, and a picture taken of them together is used for a puzzle afterwards.
and I just felt terrible after seeing that. Am I the only one that feels that this scene was massively inappropriate for the game? I get that it's a way of showing how evil the demon is, but I can't help but feel like sexual abuse is an overused trope whenever people want to make a story dark and it feels unfair to have that sprung up on you without warning, especially since you are meant to create your own protagonist and identify with them.

And I wish to say that these sort of things can be extremely stressful to survivors with PTSD or people suffering from anxiety or depression, and I don't think this kind of subject should be included without a content warning.
For me personally, it took all the enjoyment out of the game and if I had known it was going to be a plot point I probably wouldn't have bought it.

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If you continue to play through the game after this point then you'll find out that your character not having had control over their body during this event isn't exactly what really happened.

Ok, I'm willing to give the game another chance if the rest of the story can explain it, but I still think it was in very poor taste to spring that on the player without warning.

I also had Vicky in the party, whom made jokes about the found photo and cheerfully said "it won't hold up in court" without giving the player any satisfying way of telling her off. It felt especially inappropriate considering she's a former cop and real-life survivors have a hard time being taken seriously by the law, and it's frustrating you couldn't say that to her in the game.
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