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SWANS IN THE WALLOW

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"Swans in the Wallow" is a retro-horror-mystery-adventure-game with RPG elements in insane 16 colors!!
Almost everything in this game I made myself: graphics, music, engine.
In classic adventure style you move through rooms, choose actions and solve puzzles.
This gameplay is loosened up by turn-based RPG combat encounters.
The game is packed with deep nostalgia for ancient text-adventure classics, subcultural references & love for mind**** plots.

Story:
Somewhere in East Germany: You wake up in your vacation home after a two-day blackout. But where is your husband Erik?
Nobody has noticed or knows how to help you further.
Neither the local metalhead savages, nor this ominous religious community that has sealed itself off from the outside world on an old farm for years.
You can't get rid of the suspicion that there are dark influences at work here:
is it the local satanists, the ooze from the surrounding swamp or is it the nameless cult?
Will the residents finally break their silence or will the "spirits" of nature lead you into your husband's arms once again?

Summary:
Genre: Adventure, RPG
Topic: mystery, horror
Language: English
Duration: ca. 2 hours
Features: Limited resources, few save points, go for the high score (!)

Inspiration:
Das Drachental, The Wind, Faith, Alone In The Dark, Resident Evil 7, Hidetaka Miyazaki, H. P. Lovecraft, Beherit, Taake, Neurosis, Leslie Gore, my bae (Ruby)

Music:
For the music I chose a mixture of Dark Ambient, Black Metal, Drum & Bass & Electro.

Here is the link for the OST of "Swans in the Wallow":

Screens:
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Download link:

!!!!!!!!!! Here is the link to my OneDrive!!!!!!!!!!
SWANS IN THE WALLOW VERSION 1.51

Thanks to my darling who always supports me. :)

(My high score is 35 btw)

ENJOY THE TERROR! 0:
 
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You've been inspired by Nocte Obducta, haven't you? :) It's a great song.
 

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"Die Schwäne im Moooooooooor!" *epic guitar riff*
yeah, absolutely. One of the first bm bands I listened to besides Nagelfar & Lunar Aurora [:
 

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Hey, could someone who actually played it. Give me some feedback? :)
 

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How long is this?, if it's not im gonna play it right now

edit: ok 2 hours, i read it
 

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How long did it take you, to make this game? (just out of curiosity)

Edit: I cant run the game, it says RPG Maker 2003 RTP is not found
 

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Five or six months. :)
I program in my spare time and I had a lot of work to do last year & we moved into our new home. But i want to improve my games with new updates from time to time
 

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Ah ok i understand, i find the Art of your Game really cool. Good Job.
I just had issues by running the Game: It says "RPG Maker 2003 RTP is not found"
 

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Hello, if there is no RTP file being used by the game just include this line in RPG_RT.ini:
INI:
FullPackageFlag=1

Sample:
INI:
[RPG_RT]
GameTitle=Swans In The Wallow
MapEditMode=1
MapEditZoom=1
FullPackageFlag=1

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Hey, thx a lot it worked
 

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I played 30 minutes, and i find it really interesting.
It reminds me of a game named "Leave Elmstreet".
At first i thought it was a very Interactive visual novel, but then i realized that there are a very few dialogues (at least for the beginning)

I was at first a little disappointed, but i liked the game atmosphere and the mechanics, and i'm going to finish the game for these reasons.

I killed the wolf and now im stuck bc im tired, what can i do to sleep?
 

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You have to mix yourself a good-night-cocktail



Wine (kitchen) + barbiturates pills (bath room)
 

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I hope you did not get me wrong.
Overall i liked the game, and that's the reason im going to finish it.
 

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@TyphAle99, @Norpoleon_IIme , please avoid double posting, as it is against the forum rules. You can use the "Edit" function on your posts to add additional information you've forgotten or respond to multiple people. You can review our forum rules here. Thank you.

 

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Update to version 1.50!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! \\\\0////
Changelog:
+ bug-fixes
+ besides moving by selecting n, w, e, s you see the place you go to ("go to north - living room")
+ nostalgic video-effect
+ different text colours for different characters
+ various minor changes
 

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I don't understand why my previous message was ignored.

Regarding your game, I found the game style very interesting, through choices.
I also really liked the graphic style.

What you could improve are aspects of the use of graphic and sound resources, it has WAV files of more than 50Mb with only 6 minutes of duration, I advise you to convert them to MP3 with 128Kbps, it will reduce the size of the game well.

More than 500 MB can discourage many people.
 

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Oh, I didn't mean to ignore your post. :0 but I didn't found anything beside the code you posted. :)
Ty for the ovarall good review. Helps a lot.
The problem with the wave files is a big one.
I'm using the rm2k3.
Is there a way to use ogg in 2003?
 

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