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Old 07-15-2011, 11:06 AM
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Default Former Fable Director's new game: Incoboto

Hi folks,

Just a couple of teaser shots of the new project which should be out in a couple of months.





It's a puzzle/adventure/exploration/story/weird game. Sorry. It just happened that way. Much like Fable's Albion, it's a strange, chimeric thing with bits of DNA from all over the place.

It's an open world; and you can go back and forth as you see fit. None of this linear level nonsense.

Most important to me, though, is that it's the story of the last living thing in the universe: a small boy named Inco, and slightly insane sentient sun called Helios. Together, they travel the cosmos finding weird machines left over from dead civilisations, and find clues to what happened to everyone, which ultimately reveals the nature of both Inco and Helios themselves.

It's... very, very 'Indie'.

At some point I'll be asking for Beta Testers. It's going to be a bitch to test, so... that'll be interesting.

If you've read this far, I thank you so much.

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Old 07-15-2011, 11:14 AM
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How do we apply for beta testing?
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Old 07-15-2011, 11:25 AM
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That's really easy. You just send me a pm entitled 'Incoboto Beta' and I'll add your name to my 'List of Doom!'

It won't be for a little while yet, so folks have a bit of time to decide if they want to do it or not. I seem to remember that the guys on here were awesome last time, and made a painful process as near to fun as something like that can get.

The main reason I started the thread was so that people could visit the blog, learn about the game, give any feedback at this relatively early stage and decide if they felt Beta-testing an adventure game (the nastiest thing in the world to test) was for them.

Hope you are suitably 'teased'.

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Old 07-15-2011, 11:34 AM
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And thanks for the move. That's what happens when you do things in a hurry!
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Old 07-15-2011, 11:38 AM
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hmm, your Inco is so small, at my first glance I was thought "Sun" is you main hero / character until I enlarge the second picture only I realized..
Anyways PM sent! Will keep an eye on this thread!
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Old 07-15-2011, 11:40 AM
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hmm, your Inco is so small, at my first glance I was thought "Sun" is you main hero / character until I enlarge the second picture only I realized..
Anyways PM sent! Will keep an eye on this thread!
Yeah, in the first picture he's about normal size.
In the second, you're directing Helios' beam of light, which zooms the screen out quite a lot so you can look around the environment. Don't worry - I've not had anybody lose the little guy during play.
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Old 07-15-2011, 11:45 AM
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Will the gameplay similar to Kosmo Spin? The moment I saw planet on the center it remind me kosmo spin
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Old 07-15-2011, 11:50 AM
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Nonono - nothing like it.

The gameplay is a proper, fully-fledged 'go where the hell you want' running, jumping, physics-puzzle adventure game along the lines of Metroid (if you added physics puzzles and made the planets round, and... lots of other stuff).

The round planets are just there so I can do really cool stuff with orbits and rotation; the planets themselves form part of the puzzles.

This is not a casual game. My mum won't be playing it. Indeed - the company motto should change to:

"Fluttermind: games for everyone... except my mum and people who think Angry Birds is hardcore gaming experience."

Once I capture it in action I'll get a little teaser-movie up here which will make everything much clearer.

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Old 07-15-2011, 12:12 PM
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Alright, it seems great for me! Looking forward for upcoming teaser movie.
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Old 07-15-2011, 12:32 PM
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Looks weird and my taste! Looking forward to test this tough cookie!

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