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This is an Adventure game with elements of Disco and Horror. We play as a simple street guy named BAM, who came to the police station to sign papers on his suspended sentence. But, that evening, a prisoner arrived at the station, who told the detectives strange things.

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Unsolved Case

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Hi guys.

I want to share a little story of my gamedev with you.

I think many of us need creativity and show it in our own way. We just want to create and share it with others. I'm not an exception. In 2013, a friend of mine and I were making touch-based arcade machines for kids. A friend created cases, I wrote games in Flash, we put devices in children's centers and watched the children play in them. It was an indescribable feeling. But, time passed and our paths with a friend parted. Now these machines are gathering dust in my garage.

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At that time, the idea arose in my head to make my own 2d game called "Dr Shtraus", about an inconspicuous doctor who fights demonic evil. But, time turned out not to be on my best side. I had to work very hard at my main job to support my family and I had to forget about creating a game.

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In April 2020, during the worldwide quarantine, I decided to try again to make a 2d game and share it with others. I had time for this. I decided to revive the history of "Dr Shtraus", but now make it not the main character, but a young courier named TERRY. The short-length game was named Delivery for Dr Shtraus. The story begins with TERRY getting a job with an unusual delivery service. This service delivers "WORDS" to its addressees. And the first addressee of TERRY should just be Dr Shtraus.

A little less than a year later, I posted a "short game" about TERRY on itch.io and gamejolt.com.

And then the super fun ended. The game was full of bugs and my approach was coldly received by the players. Namely: I made a game without CHECKPOINTS. It was a bad idea. VERY BAD. After I fixed the most of bugs and added checkpoints, the audience's interest in the game faded. The only thing I managed to send it to several competitions, where members of the jury could play it during online broadcasts.

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To be honest, game development adds a lot of fatigue to your life and I took a short break. But, in 2021, I decided to make another “short film” that would tell the story of another street guy named BAM. But, it would be part of the Delivery for Dr Shtraus universe. Those. I decided why not do short episodes like in the Creep Show almanac. But, only in one universe. So far I have uploaded my second game called “UNSOLVED CASE” on itch.io, gamejolt.com and indiedb.com.UNSOLVED CASE

I tried to make it really in the form of a short film with classic elements of horror, where each character has its own meaning. Control in the game is periodically transferred from the main character to other characters in the game in order to give the player the opportunity not only to watch a scripted theatrical scene, but to participate in it himself. Let's see what happens, whether the players like it and whether I need to do it further.

Thank you guys for your time))))

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This is an Adventure game with elements of Disco and Horror.

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LoboOutlaw
LoboOutlaw - - 30 comments

Okay so I just played and have feedback for you. First of all- You have done a very good job with the 2D art(kind of looks like adult swim or other cartoons, and the graphics are polished and the world has a cool urban feel), and the music is top level as well. However, unfortunately I was unable to complete the game due to some major trigger/dialogue problems. If I skipped or ignored a dialogue trigger and just moved past it, I would get stuck in later rooms and have to quit the game. Also, during the first scene where Bam has the gun to kill the two detective monsters, they attacked to fast, and I was unable to kill the them on my first two tries. I wanted to try again, but after that the game had me respawn and it just froze. The anims were still playing, but I was unable to move or shoot the gun, and it seemed that the trigger or game over mechanic had failed. That being said, this looks like a very promising and fresh game- it just needs a some major testing with triggers, scenes, respawn and dialogue.

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itfunkylab Creator
itfunkylab - - 2 comments

Thanks a lot for your feedback. Oh, it's very sad that the game did not give a full experience from it, but gave problems. Today i fixed problem with triggers, scenes, respawn and dialogue.. Thanks again!!!

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LoboOutlaw
LoboOutlaw - - 30 comments

Disco? horror? with some clean graphics! You did a good job animating the sprites- it kind of looks like a cartoon or a comic a bit. Like the style- I’ll give it a try :)

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itfunkylab Creator
itfunkylab - - 2 comments

Thank you! Of course try it!) And be sure to tell me your opinion)))

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