The Way Home - Upcoming casual game meets Quantum Leap type story

11-11-2013, 11:59 AM
#1
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The Way Home - Incredible Time Travel Arcade Adventure HD [UNIVERSAL] [UPCOMING]

Hey, everyone! I'm half of MoWOW, a two man game dev studio and we're working hard to finish our latest game: "The Way Home" for iPhone, iPad and iPod.

So what is it about?

The game is a blend between a simple mechanic we find both fun and challenging and a story about time travelling very similar to the Quantum Leap series.

Mechanics

The hero is always on the move, running from left to right, bouncing off the edges of time and life of the person that he is trapped in. The goal is to make all the other people on the level happy so that he can jump in time again(hopefully home).

The game will feature 10 stories and 70 levels to start with plus Game Center leaderboards and high scores.
Besides going through the levels to read and discover all the stories, there is also the extra challenge of getting the shortest time.


Where are we now?

We are working hard to get the game finished but you can get a general idea of the game from the screenshots and video below. Bare in mind that they are not the final polished versions.

We will update with new visuals and videos as we get closer to the release date.

P.S. You can become a fan on The Way Home Facebook page!

In Game footage(Not final version of the game):


Some early screenshots:





Some of the characters:




We love your feedback

We really want to hear your thoughts and ideas as we want to improve this experience wherever possible.

Thanks for your time. Have a crazy day

UPDATE: Below you can find all the suggestions of places/people/situations for William to "jump into". We'll update the list and will have a poll at some point after launch to decide what comes next!

Mike Nintendo
- John Lennon
- Joseph Stalin
- Guy Fawkes
- Ernest Hemingway
- Erwin Schrodinger
- Christopher Columbus
- James Cook
- Mozart or Bach
- Helping a poor and dying tribe by catching a mammoth to it fits in your game idea
- You should make some story about a game developer before a deadline

JCho133
- Stanley Kubrick

Lazer Kat
- Nikola Tesla

Sherlock EB
- Wright Brothers
- Abraham Lincoln
- A vampire
- Someone with terminal disease(I know it's not gaming material)

Bronxsta
- Pompeii
- Julius Caesar
- Thermopylae
- Apollo launch/lunar landing
- WW2/Normandy invasion
- Rasputin
- Lewis & Clark
- Cortes/Aztecs
- 1893 World Fair
- Frontier/Settlers/Oregon Trail
- Napoleon
- Magellan
- Northwest Passage
- Shackleton
- The events around the Transcontinental Railway
- Leif Erikson - Viking that reached Newfoundland/New World
- The Alamo
- Something with Lawrence of Arabia
- Marco Polo's journeys

TL;DR - The game is cool. You can't wait to play it! (JK. The game is pretty cool though)

The Way Home - Incredible Time Travel Arcade Adventure [FREE]
You can also find me on Twitter!
Have a crazy day :P

Last edited by Bleau; 12-11-2013 at 03:26 AM. Reason: Updated assets, description and features in title
11-11-2013, 11:14 PM
#2
Wow This game looks challenging! I've never seen any game similar too it, it looks very unique and addictive!

11-12-2013, 12:58 AM
#3
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Thanks @JCho133. We hope the story is as rewarding as the gameplay . But yes, it is challenging. We died a lot before actually starting to not suck at our own game

Will post some of the characters and more screenshots by the end of the week! Have a crazy day

The Way Home - Incredible Time Travel Arcade Adventure [FREE]
You can also find me on Twitter!
Have a crazy day :P

Last edited by Bleau; 11-12-2013 at 12:59 AM. Reason: no laugh smiley :)
11-12-2013, 01:43 AM
#4
It looks amazing. So nice to play.

Pine Entertainment
11-12-2013, 01:48 AM
#5
Looks cool, must try, hope it done soon.
11-12-2013, 03:24 AM
#6
Wow, always been waiting for a game with Quantum-leap style story.
Not digging the gameplay though
I hope i will be convinced that it's fun when i'll try it
11-12-2013, 04:05 AM
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Quote:
Not digging the gameplay though
I hope i will be convinced that it's fun when i'll try it
Hey Mike, thank you for the honest opinion. We are actually eager to play Riot Runners. The gameplay is simple but the speed and constant switch of direction does mess up with your reflexes

We hope you will find the challenge entertaining while enjoying the stories: you get to be Einstein, pregnant, get in jail, get hand blown off and many more.

The Way Home - Incredible Time Travel Arcade Adventure [FREE]
You can also find me on Twitter!
Have a crazy day :P
11-12-2013, 04:10 AM
#8
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Originally Posted by Bleau View Post

We hope you will find the challenge entertaining while enjoying the stories: you get to be Einstein, pregnant, get in jail, get hand blown off and many more.
I think you convinced me
11-14-2013, 05:58 AM
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Some of the characters in the game

Hi guys. We are really glad you liked what you saw. Here's a gif with some of the characters including William White (the hero) and Dexter Darrington (his best friend)
We also forgot to mention that the game will be free

And now, the characters, rounded up from various moments in time:

The Way Home - Incredible Time Travel Arcade Adventure [FREE]
You can also find me on Twitter!
Have a crazy day :P