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Incline NEO Scavenger: A Post-Apocalyptic Survival RPG

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by Ebola1717, Mar 10, 2012.

  1. Mustawd Arcane

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    Finally, I can say, "Eh, looks like mobile crap. Pass"

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  2. Jaesun Fabulous Moderator

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    Updated OP with mobile links. Good luck on this!
     
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  3. dcfedor Blue Bottle Games Developer

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    Good idea, thanks!

    And Mustawd , yeah, we'll also see if it generates "this feels like a bad mobile port of a PC game" sentiments :)
     
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  4. dcfedor Blue Bottle Games Developer

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    Heads-up, folks! Looks like I screwed up the iOS price. It should be free with 9.99 IAP to unlock, not 9.99 w/9.99 to unlock. I'm working on changing that now. But please don't buy the game to download it!

    Sorry for the confusion. I apparently cannot operate computers.
     
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  5. dcfedor Blue Bottle Games Developer

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    Ok, it looks like the iOS price change has been updated. Showing free w/IAP now. Please double-check this before buying!

    And if you got caught in my naughty capitalist-imperial trap (a.k.a. screw-up), let me know. We can probably arrange a refund through Apple or something.
     
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  6. gaussgunner Arcane

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    Meet the new mobile crap, same as the old Flash crap. :lol:

    I never got into this game but it is pretty neat. Definitely one of the most memorable games ever (and that's just from playing the demo for an hour).
     
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  7. dcfedor Blue Bottle Games Developer

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    Speaking of Flash, just in time for it's official death knell!
     
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  8. gaussgunner Arcane

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    How many times have I heard that one? Flash never dies.

    :negative:
     
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  9. Ovplain Arcane Patron

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    Played about 15 hours way back, like the game, but THAT FUCKING PERMADEATH! I don't get it, I don't know. I'm ASSUMING this game has a story of some kind? Never got far enough into it, but I hear things! If it were just an open world survival game, I'd completely understand 'permadeath,' but in an RPG with a story it just becomes a major pain in the ass, no?
     
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  10. Nekot-The-Brave Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Patron

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    There's a story where you can get instakilled at any point in a long series of points.
     
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  11. dcfedor Blue Bottle Games Developer

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    Well, the story part is technically optional. I wanted folks to be able to play it without being forced to read my writing :) And a lot of folks just go full sandbox on it.

    But I get what you're saying. Permadeath is sometimes at odds with a story, since you'll need to repeat it many times before successfully completing it.

    In my mind, that's more a failure of my implementation of permadeath, though. Not an indictment of permadeath itself. I think permadeath instills a sense of urgency, consequence, and excitement that cannot be rivaled by unlimited save games. And if I can just figure out how to do it right, it'll be better for it. (My go-to example is tabletop RPGing. Technically permadeath, but with a GM clever enough to make death feel imminent without party-wiping each session.)

    But I'm not that clever. Yet :)
     
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  12. CryptRat Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Developer

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    I think you did it right, actually.
     
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  13. dcfedor Blue Bottle Games Developer

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    Thanks! Though, I'm a bit harsher on myself. I think it's a good first shot, but I'd probably tweak things.

    But overall, I believe there's fruit to be borne through mixing permadeath (or maybe more accurately, perma-consequence) with a story. You make a decision, you deal with it. My job is just to make sure every outcome is interesting/worth it, even if it means you died :)

    That, and figure out how to make new characters less tedious due to repeating the same story over and over.
     
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  14. Licaon_Kter Augur

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    dcfedor: Does the Android version require Google Play store/services?

    I'm staring at a black screen here with microG since the "Games" part is not yet supported, but I should wish to be able to play the Demo regardless if I can or can't actually buy it through IAP, right? :-/
     
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  15. dcfedor Blue Bottle Games Developer

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    I think so. Technically, the demo doesn't use any store features to play the game, but it does some store-related stuff to try and re-establish IAP if the app was reinstalled. (Basically, auto-unlocks full version if already bought.)

    That said, it is supposed to fail gracefully if there's no wifi or store response, so I wouldn't expect a black screen.

    Still, I don't have enough familiarity with alternative OS/API combos to know what happens if you launch without Google Play. I barely know what the hell is going on with a bog-standard setup :) Sorry!
     
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  16. Licaon_Kter Augur

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    microG might be a special case indeed, I've posted the logcat on their side here.

    That being said, on another device with Google services disabled (not replaced with microG as above), I get a black screen too ( logcat ) , this case should be handled properly ( FYI these services can be detected as being ok/missing/outdated, here is a discussion on how Signal got this handled better ) and decide how to continue, I guess this could simply branch out if...then...else...: ok w/license-full, any other case-only demo.

    /LE: Enabling Google Play&Games services does not help... strange.
     
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  17. wyes gull Learned

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    Fuck this game with a broad spear. I've been taking swings at this thing for 2 days and it seems determined not to let me get past day 3. Last time out I had myself a nice crowbar, some picks, 3 lighters, 2 pots, me spear, a nice ol backpack, plenty of sterilized water and was halfway to Detroit only to be shot to death in my sleep. 3 days 20 hours. Actually, fuck this thing with a crowbar, the bendy bit.:argh:

    Nice job, dcfedor.
     
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  18. Jaesun Fabulous Moderator

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    Get gud...
     
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  19. zool Cipher

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    Thinking about trying out this game, any patches/mods recommended for a first playthrough? I saw Extended NeoScav being mentioned in felipepe's CRPG encyclopedia, should I install that?

    I don't want to read through the whole thread and spoil myself the pleasure of discovering the game.
     
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  20. Jimmious Arcane Patron

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    Play the game it doesn't need any mods. Mods will only give you more stuff and honestly... it'll take a while to get used to what is already there. Enjoy!
     
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  21. Great Deceiver Arcane

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    Just play the game.
     
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  22. tindrli Arcane

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    just grab the last version and play it.. IT IS WORTH IT!!!
     
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  23. Perkel Arcane

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    Naturally you need to write here your diary when you play it.

    Day 12. I shat in woods and wolfman ate me.
     
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  24. agris Arcane Patron

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    this is the best advice
     
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  25. zool Cipher

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    Thanks for the advice everyone.

    Dowloading it now, size is 52mb :lol: For once, I won't have to wait half a day to download a game, much appreciated.
     
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