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iPhone: In Another Story I Am Me - A Hardcore Platform Game

03-07-2014, 09:20 AM
#1
In Another Story I Am Me - A Hardcore Platform Game

So Im currently working on an iPhone game that Im hoping to release this summer. Its mainly a platform game, serving as a tribute to earlier hardcore platform games like Mega Man or the first Metal Gear game but also other genres with classics like the R-Type games. I also have influences from newer games like Braid and Limbo but first and foremost maybe Super Meat Boy is the biggest one. And of course, with its own unique artsy look. I will try to make it accessable for most people, so not just a super hardcore game.

Im going to upload a pic here now. Will post updates along the way.

This game is basically (which it probably is for most indie devs) a side project next to my regular job and pretty much everything else that has to be done in life. So when ever I have a some time over, I work on this game. Again, hopefully it is released on AppStore this summer!


/Seb
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03-07-2014, 09:23 AM
#2
Welcome to Toucharcade! I love the art style
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So from the sound of your inspirations (Braid, Limbo), it seems like this will have some puzzle aspects, rather than being a simple precision platformer.

Edit: when I saw the game before, I thought the name was Venerable Rain. Which sounds great too btw

Last edited by Bronxsta; 03-07-2014 at 09:29 AM.

03-07-2014, 01:29 PM
#3
Thanks!

Yeah, you're right, it has some puzzle aspects. The idea is that each episode of the game has a different genre touch within the main platform genre. If that makes any sense. So when mentioning Metal Gear, I will have a stealh based episode with five levels. And one episode is kind of a dungeon crawler with a little puzzle aspect to it. And so on!
03-08-2014, 03:28 AM
#4
Screens from the menu

Here are some pics from the menu. The first two shows the two difficulties. The last one is the "Choose Episode" screen. 10 theme based episodes with 5-10 lvls each. More pics coming!

Also, be sure to check out my Facebook page for more info:
https://www.facebook.com/VenerableRain?ref=hl

And my Instagram account for more frequent updates:
http://instagram.com/sebmat86

Hereīs a short clip of the menu in action:
http://instagram.com/p/kz4IIVOTcT/


/Seb
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03-08-2014, 05:54 AM
#5
Looks great.
03-09-2014, 04:24 AM
#6
More Pics From Episode 2 - "Escort Missions"

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Looks great.
Thanks! Here are some more pics from the game! More precisely, from the second episode of the game. Itīsīa forrest themed episode, with five levels. Itīs a tribute to all the classic games with escort missions, that all us gamers have a hate-love relation to! Like Ico, MGS 2, MGS3, GoldenEye (N64), Perfect Dark (N64), RE4 and so on and so on! Loved them but also, really hated them!


/Seb
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03-09-2014, 05:34 AM
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Summer can not come quick enough.
03-11-2014, 05:38 PM
#8
Yeah, tell me about it! ^^

Uploaded a new pic! This will be the app icon.
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03-14-2014, 05:48 PM
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Three new pics and any one up for testing the game?

So Testflight, obviously. And ONLY (for now) the five first that private message me. Iīll inform when the limit is reached.
Edit: This is only an iPhone game, at least for starters!


I kind of wrote this earlier, but any way, keep in mind that this is a hardcore platformer with influences from Mega Man, Metroid, Super Meat Boy, Rick Dangerous, MicroMan and many other great platform games. But also every episode will be themed with a slightly different genre touch to its otherwise platform direction. One episod is a tribute to the escort missions we all hate but love, oh so much!

So, consider this to be a tribute to those olīclassic hardcore games!


/Seb
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Last edited by sebmat86; 03-14-2014 at 06:54 PM.
03-14-2014, 06:04 PM
#10
Sent you a pm, looks better and better with each image.