The Ironbound Heart

Discussion in '2014 Indie Game Maker Contest' started by Vexed, Jun 4, 2014.

  1. AoDLegacy

    AoDLegacy Fantasy Fanatic Veteran

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    I will say I'm very interested in this, good luck to you! Sounds like a great story, definitely will be keeping a look out for this one!
     
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    Vexed Malibu Darby Veteran

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    Thanks AODLegacy! Means a lot that you like the sound of the story. Hopefully it will deliver what people are hoping for in that department, but we shall see! I really like your avatar by the way.

    OK! So... I didn't quite get everything I wanted done tonight done, but I got pretty dayum close. Progress was slowed by the need to create new graphics for environmental objects, puzzles and icons that I hadn't budgeted for time wise because I am apparently stupid. Still, things are moving along very nicely!

    I should be in a position in the next few days when I'll be scouting around for a small number of testers to help me assess the gameplay I have so far and get feedback from someone who isn't me... Because, as much fun as I am to talk to I can sometimes be a bit harsh and judgmental. There would be no cutscenes or big story details included in the build so no spoilers or anything like that.

    When I'm ready I'll ask people to register their interest either here or via PM. Hopefully there's some people out there with some spare time to offer as I could really use the help!
     
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  3. Dream3r

    Dream3r 90% Dreamer, 100% Dedicated Veteran

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    I haven't played many horror games, but I watch a good bit of Pewdiepie...does that count? haha  I'd like to play a demo
     
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    hyde9318 RMC Coordinator Veteran

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    This is really turning out well by the looks of it. Your mapping abilities are phenomenal, and dayum near every map shown has been just gorgeous, yet spooky and even mysterious. The setting alone is enough to bring me in, and it seems the story is what will make me stay for a while. Can't wait to see how this ends up! Good luck in the scoring and awesome work so far!
     
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  5. Paladin-Cleric of Awesome

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    Um... maybe I'm being blind buuuuut, where's the download?

    EDIT

    Just checked the main game page and it's not n there either... Dammit, my first attempt at downloading and reviewing and I fail... *cries*
     
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  6. Sharm

    Sharm Pixel Tile Artist Veteran

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    Vexed had to bow out due to health reasons. I know, I'm sad too.
     
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  7. Paladin-Cleric of Awesome

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    Awwww, I hope it will be finished at some point, it was shaping up to be an awesome game. So I'll wait.
     
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  8. Cinnamon

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    Arrr, so sad. This game looked like a potential prize winner.
     
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  9. Vexed

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    Sorry guys :( As Sharm said, I couldn't make the deadline due to health problems. Bloody glandular fever. D:

    But the game is still alive and well and should actually be a better experience for having the extra time to work on things I otherwise wouldn't have been able to fit in.
     
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  10. Dream3r

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    Similar situation happened to us. Seems the best games needed more time.

    Can't wait to play yours when it's ready.  I have to say I'm quite dissapointed in the titles currently winning by vote.  They're pretty *****y to be honest.  Outside of a couple guys I've seen on here that made it in time.

    Oh well, the $10,000 might go to a bad game but at least people like Vexed are still working hard ;)
     
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  11. VoxPopuli

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    Sorry to hear you've not been well. Take care of yourself and wishing you a speedy recovery.


    Looking forward to playing this great looking game which will be even better now that it isn't under the crunch of the artificial IGMC deadline!
     
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  12. Cinnamon

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    10k will be by judges though so let's have hope for that. :)
     
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  13. Evan Finkel

    Evan Finkel Modeling Beholder Veteran

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    Awesome, Vexed! Who produce tiles?
     
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    Vexed Malibu Darby Veteran

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    Thanks Justin. The tiles and sprites and pretty much everything you can see in the screenshots [Apart from the menu code] are original and created by me. :)

    This is still being worked on btw. Anyone who's wondering. It's a little slow because of other commitments but I'm exploring some further gameplay options now that I don't have a limit in terms of game-time and things. :D
     
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  15. Evan Finkel

    Evan Finkel Modeling Beholder Veteran

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    Whoa, Vexed so many.. professions? Chibi artist, pixel artist, awesome game producer..

    BTW you won't share them?
     
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  16. Vexed

    Vexed Malibu Darby Veteran

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    Haha, well, I wouldn't say I'm that much of a professional.

    I'm not sharing the tilesets at the moment, no. Once the game is out I will be looking at possible ways of releasing them but they take 100s of hours, a lot of research and hard work to create - They're not something I really want to just give away while the game is still in development.
     
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    All custom? Wow, you are doing a great job with them!

    I can't wait for a demo of the game, if you'll release one.

    I've been crazy to play the game since I found your art around the art challenge forum, and stumbled upon this thread.  :)
     
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  18. Candacis

    Candacis Pixel Pusher Restaff

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    I'm hoping you will continue working on this at some point. It looks very nice and I'm a sucker for mystery games.
     
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  19. Orsalak

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    What Candacis said!  Was a demo ever created for this?
     
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  20. redspark

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    I love the look of your game.  Is the inventory something you did too?  Or is that a plugin that can be downloaded from somewhere?  I've been looking for an adventure style inventory for a while and your game looks pretty darn close to what I was looking for. :)   Thanks.
     
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