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Adventure Game Studio

on: October 10, 2005, 02:16:39 pm
 I was feeling nostalgic today and started looking up some point and click adventure games.
I started playing them at a very young age and I missed spending hours figuring them out.
Well I stumbled upon something called "Adventure Game Studio"
and at first I thought "Ok this is just basically a playerworlds thing for point and click games."
Boy, was I wrong. I downloaded some games made with that engine and they were actually
not bad. Some of them were really funny.

I was suprised that I had never heard of this thing before or any of the games that
had been made with it being the point and click junkie that I am. I'm curious to find out  if anyone
here has made any games with it, or has attempted to use this engine to make games with. I'd also like
to share the knowledge of its existence and some of the wonderful games that have been made with it.

Here's the website:

http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/

Here are some games I recommend playing that are made using it:

Cirque de zale http://www.bigbluecup.com/games.php?action=detail&id=377

I can't find the link for it but "5 days a stranger" was good although short.
(Edit: Its 5 days a stranger...I made a mistake and put "Days")


I'm not sure on the limitations of this engine (colors, if there's a restricted palette etc)
but when I have time I'll probably check it out. It might be cool to see some people from pixelopolis
making games with this :D I may even attempt to myself if there isn't too much hands on programming involved.




« Last Edit: October 11, 2005, 09:01:37 am by FaeryShivers »

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Re: Adventure Game Studio

Reply #1 on: October 11, 2005, 01:29:52 am
Neat, I have the most incredibly soft spot for adventure games, and I'll definitely be checking this out when I get some time.

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Re: Adventure Game Studio

Reply #2 on: October 11, 2005, 01:32:28 am
Hahaha, AGS was so fun to play with.

There was a series that was funny in particular, but I can't seem to find it. It was probably one of the most common ones. Can't find it though, and it's buggin' the hell outta me.

Thanks a lot...

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Re: Adventure Game Studio

Reply #3 on: October 11, 2005, 02:29:17 am
Reality on the Norm?

I remember that there were a few people back on the purple forums that were involved with making those games.  Actually, it might have just been Astrospoon.  I don't know.
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Re: Adventure Game Studio

Reply #4 on: October 11, 2005, 02:31:55 am
YES!

Jesus Christ, it took a long time to figure that one out. Thank you!

+10 e-props.

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Re: Adventure Game Studio

Reply #5 on: October 11, 2005, 05:03:51 am
Neat, I have the most incredibly soft spot for adventure games, and I'll definitely be checking this out when I get some time.

Are you familiar with the Kings quest series? If you are there was this huge fan project being made
for King's quest 9 but it was shut down of course just in time for Sierra to release their KQ compilation.
It was amazing how far they got and how nice it looked. It appears as though the screenshots were taken down yesterday
though :( they were fine yesterday morning.Sierra had every right to shut them down but its still sad considering how much work was put into it :

www.KQIX.COM


Edit:

Ok I've been playing around with this thing for a bit now and wow...there's just so much stuff you can do.
You can have an 8 bit, 16 bit or 32 bit palette so that answers my questions/concerns.
I haven't figured out the dialogue scripting yet but everythings pretty straightforward otherwise.


onoes another edit:

I found a game that says it was made by "helm" could this be helm from pixelation?

http://atticwindow.adventuredevelopers.com/images/sol.gif <-------------
« Last Edit: October 11, 2005, 11:44:44 am by FaeryShivers »

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Re: Adventure Game Studio

Reply #6 on: October 11, 2005, 06:44:26 pm
Helm indeed made that game, i remember him posting about it one time >_>

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Re: Adventure Game Studio

Reply #7 on: October 11, 2005, 07:20:34 pm
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Re: Adventure Game Studio

Reply #8 on: October 11, 2005, 10:29:15 pm
yeah that's me. I still make AGS games. The AGS community is probably the nicest and most jerk-free community of those revolving around game-making engines. It's my original home on the internets.

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Re: Adventure Game Studio

Reply #9 on: October 12, 2005, 12:18:52 am
Neat, I have the most incredibly soft spot for adventure games, and I'll definitely be checking this out when I get some time.

Are you familiar with the Kings quest series? If you are there was this huge fan project being made
for King's quest 9 but it was shut down of course just in time for Sierra to release their KQ compilation.
It was amazing how far they got and how nice it looked. It appears as though the screenshots were taken down yesterday
though :( they were fine yesterday morning.Sierra had every right to shut them down but its still sad considering how much work was put into it :

www.KQIX.COM

Not too familiar with it, but it does look cool. Shame about them getting shut down, but Sierra had to do it. I do hope they put their energy towards their own ideas and characters, though. They look like they have some real talent.

I'm playing 5 Days a Stranger right now. It's pretty cool haunted house mystery story, not too difficult but pretty fun.