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#1 Opry99er ONLINE  

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Posted Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:49 PM

Here's a little teaser of my new game.  I'll be doing an official release this coming Saturday at the CTIUG meeting in Chicago.

 

It's fully complete and tested now.  After the meeting in Chicago, I'll post a digital copy of the game here for free.  I'll then take orders for the physical software package.  I am still frantically getting all the materials together... there will be quite a few elements to the package, including laminated key cards, a custom disk sleeve and label, and a couple 'extras.'  The cost for the software package will basically be materials and packaging.  :)

 

Werewolves & Wanderers is a tribute to the adventure BBS game on the S&T software--from which this game draws its name.  (The BBS version is a port of Tim Hartnell's adventure game from 1983)

 

This game is an entirely new adventure, while maintaining some of the quirks and nuances from the original game.  This world is much larger than the original (by almost 3x) but still keeps that dark, 'closed-in' feel.

 

 

If you'd like to see the game in action, please come to the CTIUG meeting this Saturday.  Everyone there will receive a free copy!!!  You can also view the live feed of the CTIUG monthly meetings on UStream.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:09 PM

By the way, these credits will be given in the documentation, but I wanted to mention them here as well.

 

Title artwork (by Allen Childers)

Title soundlist integration (by Tursi)

Game Font conversion (by sometimes99er)

 

 

BETA testers:

 

Shift838

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Posted Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:18 AM

Looks cool :) I’ll be awaiting the physical edition :)

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Posted Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:31 AM

Nice!!!

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Posted Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:21 AM

Nicely done!

 

(I don't know who originally wrote the BBS port or when it was adapted for S&T as it has been a good 30 years now. Egads.  When I am next in that program I will update the credits to reflect its origin. Neat stuff.)



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Posted Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:43 AM

cool!  lemme know when the physical version is out and i'll happily buy a copy.



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Posted Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:30 AM

Thanks for the replies, guys!

After the copies I give away at the meeting, I imagine I will make probably an additional 10-15 copies of the software package. Pretty sure a market saturation will come fairly quickly for this type of game. :)

This is the tentative label (which will be on silver foil stock). The disk sleeve/cover is significantly more fun but that one will be a release-day-reveal. :)

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Posted Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:12 AM

Put me down for a purchase.:)

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Posted Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:10 PM

ME TOO!



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Posted Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:38 PM

Cool! Thanks for your interest, fellas. :)

If theres enough interest, Ill make up a few more. The lot Im making will be very fancy with silver foil label, custom diskette sleeve, laminated key cards and such. Ill probably number the packages as was done with the Holiday Demo limited version. Once those are gone, theyre gone. Ill make as many as we think there is a demand for.

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Posted Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:09 AM

Just make sure there’s 1 for me :D

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Posted Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:36 AM

And you know I will want at least one of them. . .although two might be better, as @iliketurtles will want one too.



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Posted Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:46 AM

I'll take one as well :) 



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Posted Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:31 AM

Cool! Once again, thanks for the interest!!

I finished my printing proofs last night... should be going to the printer tomorrow for the real thing. just waiting on my foil labels to arrive in the mail. :) Ill have to take them in to a printing service because I do not have a laser printer.

Here are a couple pics of the sleeve proof. I was planning on saving them for later, but whatever... here ya go. :)

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Posted Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:10 PM

Love it, particularly the retro look of the fonts. It's as if it came hot off a dot matrix printer and a typewriter :)



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Posted Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:18 PM

A 1956 Smith Corona Cipper typewriter, to be exact. :)

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Posted Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:47 PM

I absolutely love that you are publishing this on 5.25" Floppy. I love everything you've done. Feels like back in the day again. Can't wait to order mine. :)
I hope we'll be able to make backups so as not to wear out the original. I recently had to hack/repair my 5.25" drive so it works but can't be write protected. ooooo the risks....



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Posted Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:03 PM

Thanks so much for the kind words, brother! :). I am very glad to be able to contribute to the TI library.

Ill be releasing a digital version some time in the next week or two. I want to get the hard copies out first. The digital copy will be slightly different than the hard copy, but it wont affect gameplay. You can make as many backups as you like!! As a matter of fact, I recommend it, as the disk is both read from and written to. There is a scoring mechanism in the game, and your high score is saved onto disk each time you achieve a new high score. It saves your score and your name, so after each play through, the screen displays your current score and name, and the high score with whatever Wanderers name achieved it. It only writes over the previous score if you have bested it in the current run.

If you keep the original copy virgin, then you can always *erase* your high score by just making a fresh copy, or copying the virgin save file over to your existing disk.

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Posted Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:04 PM

Lenny, did you ever get a cassette from the Holiday Demos?

I may have one of the black versions left somewhere if youre interested. Sadly, all of the deluxe packages were sold long ago.

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Posted Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:23 PM

The black version looks actually quite elegant. The green version is lovely as well, but maybe a bit cartoonish (which I actually really like about it)

These pics I took during packaging of the demos. There is a black one in the pix, but most are green. I think I have one black copy left in my stuff.

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Posted Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:39 PM

Thanks so much for the kind words, brother! :). I am very glad to be able to contribute to the TI library.

Ill be releasing a digital version some time in the next week or two. I want to get the hard copies out first. The digital copy will be slightly different than the hard copy, but it wont affect gameplay. You can make as many backups as you like!! As a matter of fact, I recommend it, as the disk is both read from and written to. There is a scoring mechanism in the game, and your high score is saved onto disk each time you achieve a new high score. It saves your score and your name, so after each play through, the screen displays your current score and name, and the high score with whatever Wanderers name achieved it. It only writes over the previous score if you have bested it in the current run.

If you keep the original copy virgin, then you can always *erase* your high score by just making a fresh copy, or copying the virgin save file over to your existing disk.

i have two boxes of disks to save on.  ;)  I'm ready for the release!



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Posted Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:05 PM

Lenny, did you ever get a cassette from the Holiday Demos?

I may have one of the black versions left somewhere if youre interested. Sadly, all of the deluxe packages were sold long ago.


Nope, never got one of those.

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Posted Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:25 PM

So far the pre-order # is 8. Ill update if more come in here or Facebook. Ill probably take orders until Monday of next week, then Ill shut er down and start shipping.

Iwantgames-1
Ksarul-2
dignugnate-1
Sinphaltimus-1
arcadeshopper-1
Vorticon-1
Rob Rouse (Facebook group)-1

Edited by Opry99er, Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:42 PM.


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Posted Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:33 PM

Please add me to the list!



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Posted Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:56 PM

Done!! Thank you!


When I get all packages together, I will contact each of you for some shipping details. :)

Thanks!




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