In Gavin's Quest you must navigate your hero Gavin through the mines of Black Mountain. In your way are the hordes of orcish enemies that will stop at nothing to stop you. Also you will need to unravel runes which unlock vaults. In these vaults are gold, scrolls and weapons. So the more runes you unravel the better items you will get which you will need to defeat the bigger orcs deeper in the mountain.
Scrolls will allow you to cast spells that make you faster and stronger and some spells that allow you to use stealth to win. Keys are

  • WASD - Arrows movement 4 ways
  • Numerical Keypad - 8 way movement
  • F-Fire Arrow
  • V-Disengage combat
  • B-Block arrow
  • C-Charge
  • F1-F9 Spell shortcuts

Game is available on Itchio

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Last summer I finished Ronny Runs Around Robots a robot shooting game and I had a break in development of other projects. I turned my attention to Gavin's Quest and I really wanted to make some good improvements to the game.

The first thing I worked on was making the game full screen 100% and that meant I had to get the lighting elements working 100% when transitioning from rune solving and back to combat. I spent a better part of a couple weeks just to get the game to work between the transitions alone.

Then the fun part was to get the rune solving element to not have the annoying popup windows. Now one can solve the puzzles by entering your guess in the dialogue by the rune.

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The next thing I worked on was adding game control support for the game. Gavin's Quest has spell casting , switching weapons and archery skills. Putting all these elements to work on the game controller took some work and I'm pleased to have that all working good.

Using your Xbox 360 controller and or Gravis game controller one can make Gavin move using the game pad buttons. Shooting an arrow is simply done by using right shoulder button. The top right shoulder button when held during moving is charge. The left shoulder button is block.

The "A" and "B" buttons switch Gavin between axe and hammer. The "X" key casts the heal spell if you have the scroll. This is the most used spell in the game. The "Y" key when pressed brings up the rest of the spells. You scroll through them using the bottom right shoulder button and cast the chosen spell with the top shoulder button.

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All these improvements make Gavin's Quest a much better game. I am taking the next while to spend promoting my games as I usually like to take the summer off from programming. The demo has been updated recently as well the game is on a bundle sale for the summer along with my other big games.

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It's been a couple months since the release of the game but that doesn't mean I have forgotten about the game. I just a short break from it after working...

Gavin's Quest Released

Gavin's Quest Released

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Gavin's Quest has been released to the public and is available on Itchio. I started this game last August and am very proud to have reached this point...

Gavin's Quest Fall Update

Gavin's Quest Fall Update

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Development of Gavin's Quest is entering the final stages and plans are for an October release on Itchio.

Gavin's Quest Summer Progress

Gavin's Quest Summer Progress

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Summer is here but that doesn't mean that work has halted at Below Zero Games. In fact I have made some great progress of late thanks to the help of some...

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Gavin's Quest Demo 11

Gavin's Quest Demo 11

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My newest version of the demo with some updates to the tutorial and minor fixes

Gavin's Quest Demo Version 10

Gavin's Quest Demo Version 10

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This is the latest version of my demo. I made some changes increasing the speed of regeration and made the demo full screen.

Gavin's Quest Demo Version 9

Gavin's Quest Demo Version 9

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This is latest version of the demo . I added some sign posts to give Gavin some help navigating the mines. I also reworked the levels a bit adding some...

Gavin's Quest Demo Version 8

Gavin's Quest Demo Version 8

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This is the latest build of the demo done with version 1.4 Game Maker Studio. The main differance to this and the last is hit point regeneration has been...

Gavin's Quest Demo Version 7

Gavin's Quest Demo Version 7

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This is the latest build of the demo. Made some improvements to gameplay and added hints for the runes. Again like the previous version just unzip and...

Gavin's Quest Demo Version 6

Gavin's Quest Demo Version 6

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This is the latest version of the demo for Gavin's Quest. Just unzip and run the simple installer. This update fixes a couple minor issues with the tutorial...

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AMH6012
AMH6012

Wow Andy, this game is getting popular, but I can see why, good job.

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ahatch Creator
ahatch

Thanks :) Hoping some more people check out the demo

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ahatch Creator
ahatch

Good day everyone just working on the final touches to this game.

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AMH6012
AMH6012

I see you call this a hack and slash game, the only thing in my life that got hacked and slashed was my hair.

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ahatch Creator
ahatch

At least it wasn't your tires :)

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AMH6012
AMH6012

Played some of the demo and the game plays well. Action is quite intense and have to watch your health or you will die quite suddenly. Good Job on this game

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ahatch Creator
ahatch

Actually your health slowly regenerates so if gets too low just wait a bit for it to recoup.

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ahatch Creator
ahatch

Hey everybody just wanted to say hi and hope everyone gives my demo a try. Really hope you like it :)

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