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SEELE Games presents...

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- DEMO DOWNLOAD -

>> https://gamejolt.com/games/the-lady-puppet/586883 <<




- REVIEW AND LET'S PLAY BY ALPHA BETA GAMER -





- Introduction -

It has been a rough year, that's for sure.
2020, I mean.

I couldn't manage to release a single full game during that time. The only thing I managed to release was a very rough Alpha demo (rough year, rough releases) of Karma Flow 2 - Tears of a Ghost.

I wanna change that.

The Lady Puppet will be a complete game, with the demo being released for the Seasons Event IV.

This experimental game, much like PSYCHE Locke was at the time, will be conceived in order for me to explore new territories and put emphasis on certain aspects I usually do not put enough emphasis on. In other words, it's a game that's meant to make me grow as a dev, hopefully, and test new stuff that will help me greatly with my main game, Karma Flow 2.


- About the game -

The Lady Puppet is a short 2D Dark Adventure game with emphasis on atmosphere, exploration, light puzzle solving and stealth.

The player takes on the role of the innocent Lailah Reah and will have to help her find a way out of Clawhill, a mysterious place that's apparently disconnected from the "outside world" and that's trapping her and all of the other "survivors".

Lailah will be able to walk, run and examine objects and documents scattered all around Clawhill. Certain items will allow Lailah to heal her wounds or progress through the game. Documents will, instead, give insights on the overall plot and backstory of the game. Collecting them will allow the player to uncover the story and to understand what's going on exactly.

When confronted with the enemy, the player will have to be careful not to get spotted by them, or else a chase sequence will begin. Enemies will be able to see and hear Lailah. Their pattern and effectiveness depends on the type of enemy.

There will be another small twist added to the gameplay. I won't spoil it to you, you'll have to play to see. :)


- Plot summary -

September 21, Autumn season. The season of changes.

Lailah Reah wakes up only to find herself trapped in a dark and dangerous place called Clawhill. For reasons she can't explain, she's "strung". Wires are stuck inside her wrists and her ankles, but somehow those don't limit her movements.

Despite being a model student and a nice person, Lailah lacks the courage to face the hardships that await her. But with the help of the Masked Woman maybe she'll be able to find the Spookhouse, the place that connects Clawhill to the "outside world", and escape from that nightmare.

Or maybe she'll perish? Maybe the Masked Woman should not be trusted?

Will a girl like her, always afraid and powerless, be able to survive?


- Characters -

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Lailah Reah
Age: 17
Lailah is a young, joyful and smart girl that's the talk of the town. Why is she trapped inside Clawhill?

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The Masked Woman
Age: ??
A strange, subtle and attractive woman that wants to help Lailah getting out of Clawhill. Can she be trusted?

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Lucas Marcimov
Age: 21
A tired and sarcastic man, that's been through the same **** for too long now. He's strung just like Lailah and all the other survivors and also currently "controlled by someone".

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Micki Rivera
Age: 17
A cheerful and extroverted girl and a long time friend of Lailah. She also ended up inside Clawhill and she's strung just like her.


- Credits -

A game by
OldPat


Main sprites by
Sidewinder91


Boulder sprite by
Esby


RGD Implementation by
Fux2
Invwindy

Third-party systems by
Theo
(Chase system)
Victor
(Footsteps)
Holy87
(Options, xInput)
RPGMakerSource
(Enhanced Camera,
Speed Trail)
efeberk,
Ryex,
Gustavo Bicalho,
Kubiwa Taicho
(EFE's
Request Script)
Orochii Zouveleki
(MD5)
game_guy
(JSON)
Tsukihime
(Text Input,
Event Wrapper,
Scene Interpreter)
Adiktuzmiko
(Game Custom Data)
thiago_d_d
(Book System)
GaryCXJk
(InpEx)
LB
(HUD)


Musics by
Kevin Macleod
(incompetech.com)
Ian Laurence
zero-project
Purple Planet Music
John Leonard French


SE by
John Leonard French
(Footsteps)
AmeAngelOfSin
on freesound.org
(Lailah SE)


Betatest by
Zorga
Beregon


Special Thanks to
coelocanth
For all the technical
support :p

Zorga
For encouraging me and
giving me new ideas!

RMN
For the constant support
and inspiration!


And a special "thank you" goes to you!
Thank you for giving "The Lady Puppet" a chance!


'Til next time!
 
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It's looks like a great work! Congratulations!

Watching your trailer it reminded me a lot games like the classic Silent Hill, Alone in the Dark and Resident Evil from PSOne, but with a 2D 16-bit feel. It's something hard to accomplish with a 2D game.

I couldn't play it because I use only a Linux OS. I don't know how to use things like Wine and such, which is a shame... ;_;

Keep up your good work! ;):thumbsup-left:
 

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Watching the demo video I’ve got to say you’re really talented. Great art, great ambience/sound. The dialogue looked great. I’ll add this to my list of games to try out. Nice job!
 

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@CleanWater
Aaaah that's a shame ;\ Too bad. But thank you, I'm glad it gave you a good first impression^^

@Reinarc
Thank you so much, Reinarc!
Lemme know if you try it out :p It's a very short demo!^^
 

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My antivirus keeps flagging your game as a virus. First time it's done that to someone's game I attempted to play.
 

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My antivirus keeps flagging your game as a virus. First time it's done that to someone's game I attempted to play.
It's not. You can put it in the exception.
 
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@Sword_of_Dusk

I tried it last night. It’s safe. Overall it’s a really great demo! The singing though....I’m going to have nightmares about the singing .

You did such a good job setting up tension and environment through sound and lighting. Excellent work. Also love the art.
 

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I figured it probably was, but it's nice to have confirmation.
 

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@Sword_of_Dusk

I tried it last night. It’s safe. Overall it’s a really great demo! The singing though....I’m going to have nightmares about the singing .

You did such a good job setting up tension and environment through sound and lighting. Excellent work. Also love the art.

Thank you, reinarc!
I'm so glad you liked it! :)

It's a game that heavily relies on its atmosphere, so I'm glad I got it right.
I'm gathering as much feedback as possible in hope to make an amazing full release :p
 

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