• Adventure Maker overview:
    Adventure Maker logoAdventure Maker is a free innovative toolkit to create point-and-click games and multimedia software in minutes, without any scripting or programming. It runs on Windows, and it allows creating software for Windows, PSP, iPhone, and iPod touch.

    Adventure Maker is extremely easy to use. All you have to do is to import your pictures, add some hotspots to link the pictures to one another, and you are done!

    Adventure Maker is particularly suitable for the creation of picture-based adventure games, virtual tours, educational software, presentations, and interactive visits.

    When creating software for Windows, Adventure Maker provides "Load/Save Game" functions, conversations, inventory items, 360-degree interactive panoramas, support for Flash, multiple-CD distribution, third-person game characters for creating third-person adventure games, full-screen transitions, water/smoke effects, multi-channel sounds, animations, support for over 30 file types (OGG, XviD, DivX, mp3...), support for plugins, and more.

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  • The Adventure Maker package contains an icon editor, a music composer, an innovative program for drawing, a program for batch resizing and compressing pictures, and more. The package also includes sample games, tutorials, and language presets for easily creating games in other languages (English, Catalan, Dutch, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, and Spanish).

    For an introduction of Adventure Maker, examples of created games, and a simple tutorial, please watch the Video Guided Tour.

    For a comprehensive list of features, and a comparison between the Free Edition and the Full Edition, please read the Features page.

    You may also be interested to know what's new in Version 4.4 and what's new in Version 4.5.

    The Full Edition is compatible with the Free Edition, meaning that you can start creating your software with the Free Edition, and then possibly open it and continue working on it with the Full Edition. For more information on the Full Edition, or to purchase it, please visit the Full Edition Store page.

    System requirements:

    Adventure Maker runs on Windows XP and Windows Vista, as well as some older Windows operating systems.

    The software compiled for iPhone / iPod touch is safe HTML-based software that runs through the built-in web browser. No hack or system modification of any kind is required to play it (though the games work on modified systems as well).

    The software compiled for PSP is compatible with any legal firmware 2.x or above, and does not require any system modification or hacking of any kind (it is safe HTML-based software that runs through the legal PSP built-in Browser).

    The latest version of Adventure Maker supports Windows 7 and it's more exciting then ever. You should try it!

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The Black Cubes continues to visit new planets! Project Boïnihi was initiated at the beginning of the year 2017 as a short project (a 1 month personal challenge), but in the end I decided to improve it furthermore, moved to another game engine, and a lot of (good) things happened during the development. Here's a summary of all the past events:

The project looks fine so far and I'm satisfied of the orientation it takes. It will be much shorter than ASA and Catyph (my previous games), easier too probably, as there are only 4 areas to explore and they are quite smaller. But you'll still have to make the link between all the elements and clues that you find, so don't worry, there will still be a bit of challenge! And I hope you'll be interested in the world, story, small animations, etc.

A quick history:

As you may know, the project began with Adventure Maker in low resolution (1024x405). It was intiated as a quick project of 1 month, to be released for free, while I was preparing other things.

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However in April and May (2 months after the project was initiated) I slowly abandoned all of my previous work with the Adventure Maker engine, because I thought there was a potential to do better. You need to know that I love working with Adventure Maker, but it is quite outdated and it would seem that it is not supported anymore by its developer, so I had to recreate Boïnihi from scratch in order to migrate to something better.

Transition period:
During a game jam named "Remake Jam" on itch.io, I created a "new" version of ASA in full 3d, following the theme of this 1 week challenge. It was a way for me to apply my new learnings with Unity (the famous game engine).

At the same period I also tried to recreate the first level of Boïnihi in full 3d with Unity. I made several tests, but it was complicated. Some parts of the 3d scenes were not properly optimized (they were not created on purpose originally) and needed to be redone, and also I didn't master well this engine yet, which is still the case, so I don't feel ready to use it for a commercial project at the moment.

The Unity version looked like this:

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I think it's not bad for a beginner, but not as beautiful as other games in the genre! The result is that I gave up with the idea of using Unity for this very project...

Nevertheless, I hardly wanted to bring an evolution to my work with this game and to propose a new or improved gameplay, or at least something better than in ASA and Catyph. They were sometimes considered as confusing because of the cameras/views choices.

I have spent a lot of time to try to find the proper evolution for Boïnihi, and I was not convinced by what I did before with both Adventure Maker or Unity.

Then a new version of Visionaire Studio released (v5) during Summer, with interesting improvements. My previous games had been created with this engine, which is quite powerful to create point and click games. The new v5 was bringing some features that I had been awaiting for months before.

That is the reason why the game is currently being re-developed in Visionaire, because I know quite well how to use it. I remade all the 3d renders in HD from scratch in 1080p (originally 1024x405). With this new direction, Boïnihi will finally go back to 2d graphics (pre-rendered 3d) like ASA and Catyph before, but I hope that I have been able to bring some nice improvements.

Some of the improvements that I can reveal so far are:

  • real 16:9 resolution (no black bars at the top/bottom, contrary to my previous projects)
  • less cameras/views, so that you can more easily know where you are situated in the environment
  • smaller regions, less confusing
  • textures painted directly on the 3d models, for more details
  • larger cursors, so that you can know where you need to click, and avoid difficult pixel hunts (even if you'll still have to search for the hotspots! Hey it's a point and click first of all!)
  • a large part of the exploration will now be done using popup windows: when you investigate and click on a hotspot, a zoom on the object can sometimes appear in a new window, which avoids to change of scene everytime, and so avoids roundtrips that make you get lost in the environments.

This is the kind of visuals that you can expect in the final project:

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The difference with the previous screenshots above may not be obvious, but trust me that's a huge improvement for the project, mainly because of the full hd support! (compare the pics in real size if you can!)

I hope that the game will have made even more progress by the end of September, because in October there will be the Kickstarter campaign for another game, RealMYHA, with Denis Martin! It's coming soon!

You can stay updated about these projects by following my work on The Black Cube page on Facebook!

A few more screenshots of the game in Visionaire to conclude:

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Shadows on Kickstarter

Shadows on Kickstarter

Shadows by the Waterhouse

Shadows by the Waterhouse - A Fine Point & Click Adventure. Out in the early October & on Kickstarter untill September 29th!

Kel Leda demo released (Adventure Jam 2017)

Kel Leda demo released (Adventure Jam 2017)

News

Kel Leda is my submission for Adventure Jam 2017 on Game Jolt. It was created in less than 15 days according to the rules.

Boïnihi - First gameplay video

Boïnihi - First gameplay video

Boïnihi: The K'i Codex

Early gameplay footage of Boïnihi, in the region of Peibin Lake.

RealMYHA announced: first teaser

RealMYHA announced: first teaser

Myha

We're very happy to show the first teaser of RealMYHA, a Full3D remake of my free game of 2016.

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