You're an astronaut sent to repair an old satellite. You just finished your mission when you notice a mysterious black cube drifting near you. You're totally hypnotized by this thing and suddenly jump in the space, breaking your security cable ! That's crazy, you seem to have forgotten all the dangers here, and when you finally catch this cube,your oxygen is low and you have no way to go back !!!
The game :
ASA is a 1st-person slideshow Adventure with great graphisms, based on exploration and very challenging puzzles. This was a solo-developped project created in 6 months with Adventure Maker in tribute to Riven and other Myst clones. ASA has been rated 4 stars out of 5 on the serious magazine Adventure Gamers.
French review :
With a captivating backstory and engaging, challenging puzzles, ASA: A Space Adventure is a welcome addition to the pantheon of Myst-style puzzle-adventure games.
NASA may have been in a financial slump these last few years, but our fascination with the great unknown that is our universe has never diminished. Are we alone? Are there other life forms out there? Are they watching us? These questions are the focus of ASA: A Space Adventure, a slideshow puzzle-solving game independently developed largely by one man, Simon Mesnard. For those of you who miss the days of Myst and are looking for a challenging puzzle game with a great sci-fi premise, you will be more than satisfied with what ASA has to offer.
In ASA, a nameless astronaut is distracted from his work by a mysterious black cube floating in the middle of space. Entranced by it, he attempts to reach the object, but to do so he must cut off his own oxygen supply (a baffling move to say the least) and is left to drift in the vacuum of space. Instead of dying though, he is transported to an enormous seemingly-abandoned spacecraft. That's where the player takes over, but before you can even get a sense of your surroundings, another spacesuit-clad figure emerges to steal your recently acquired cube. Your task, naturally, is to explore this strange ship (or the Ark as it's called), find the thief, retrieve the cube, and try to discover who built the Ark and for what purpose...
- visit 9 different environments
(6 areas on the main spaceship, 2 planets, 1 satellite)
- benefits of ponctual 360° views for a better immersion.
- over 20 minutes of in-game CG movies, and 2 possible ends !
- rythmed with an original soundtrack by Karreo.
- walk in the steps of another astronaut, who will help you to find your way. Read his diary to find clues and make the storyline evolve.
This game will mostly please lovers of "old-school" adventure games :
L'Amerzone, Atlantis, Cydonia, the Myst series, Rama, Rhem, Schizm, etc...
More links :
Kel Leda was my project for Adventure Jam 2017 on Game Jolt. You can see all 126 submitted games on the official page of #advjam2017, and vote for your favorite adventure games before June 15th, 2017.
Download the demo on Game Jolt, or directly from the files on IndieDB:
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Kel Leda is a free short game inspired by my scifi series, The Black Cube. It was created in a limited amount of time, for the fun. It was made in about 10 days from scratch specifically for the game jam (ideas, story, graphics, audio, development...). Unfortunately I couldn't go as far as I had planned: there are very few interactions with the environments, so it is currently more a narrative experience than a puzzle game.
"Terran astronaut Jack Ollin, travels to planet Catyph. Unfortunately his spaceship suddenly starts to fail and the journey cannot continue as expected. He and his custom AI, DIAM, are somehow attracted by a mysterious secret on Kel Leda, a moon covered with thick ice, where scientists believe that there is a vast liquid ocean under the surface..."
Kel Leda is made of pre-rendered static views like ASA. Except that you don't play by watching through the eyes of the hero: you make the story progress from his computer, with the help of the AI.
Discover how the game was made during Adventure Jam 2017. This interesting video is available for free from within the game. Simply download Kel Leda using the link below, run the exe, and click on the Bonus menu!
Did you know? Music composer Python Blue has worked on a rescore of the ASA soundtrack. Free streaming on bandcamp! Or get the free ASA Original Soundtrack...
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This is my submission for Adventure Jam 2017 on Game Jolt. It was created in less than 15 days according to the rules. If you want the project to be continued...
Playable demo of ASA: A Space Adventure for PC. The full game is available on Desura only.
Some people reported various errors when running ASA: A Space Adventure. This patch will fix them.
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