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Gerty - Robots in Love by Quantum Sheep *waves hello*

07-28-2016, 09:11 AM
#1
Gerty - Robots in Love by Quantum Sheep *waves hello*

Hello lovelies!

*long sheepyhugs*


It's been a while, hasn't it? Well I have something to show you all, and it's about time!


While trying to work out how to make text interactions with characters for another game, I stumbled into making something I *thought* was going to be small and easy to make...


Oh silly sheepy. :O


So here's a teaser trailer for a new Sheepy game, "Gerty - Robots in Love":



Youtube link | Pop Up



The game's a narrative based adventure game of sorts, set in the Air Supply universe (which I know some of you like!) but it's *not* an Air Supply game!

You play as a robot Gerty (and can rename your Gerty - e.g. Gerty Sheepy, Gerty Andy, Gerty Gertrude etc etc) and have to find love among the planets!

Yay!


At the same time, the evil GateKeepers are approaching your home planet of Gertopia in order to remove it from history itself with a borrowed TimeKiller Base super-weapon.


Eek! :O


You visit planets and chat to people, and depending on how well you do, will be able to progress in the game.


I've thought about how to make this kind of game repayable too, so the game chooses six planets from a pool at random at the start of the game. You will hopefully all have unique space maps and journeys through the game!

I'm still a few months out from completing the game, so we'll have plenty of time to get re-acquainted! In the meantime, here's some exclusive screenshots *just for you lot*

Going into Warp:


The Map Screen:


Scanning the planet 'Magic 8'


A familiar character...


Entering orbit at Bindosha




And here's a gif of combat against a familiar looking enemy:






This is my first game that will actually be available for PC and Mac as well as iOS, so there's a Steam Greenlight page here:


http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfile.../?id=732211665


That has a bit more info and some different screenshots for your perusal if you want to have a look!


(also, if you have a Steam account and would like to vote for the game, please do so!)


So, there you are. It's something a bit different from me, but set in a familiar universe for some of you!


I hope you'll like it!


QS =D



P.S. Writing this post has been the highlight of a very exciting day for this old Sheepy. I have missed you all too much!


*sheepyhugs*

Last edited by quantumsheep; 07-28-2016 at 09:20 AM.
07-28-2016, 12:08 PM
#2
Joined: Nov 2009
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 1,601
Looks fantastic and well worth the wait! Can't wait to play it!!!

GC: Jerutix -- Grace and Peace

07-28-2016, 02:53 PM
#3
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Originally Posted by Jerutix View Post
Looks fantastic and well worth the wait! Can't wait to play it!!!
Why thank you kind sir!


*whispers* The tea and biscuits are in the post and on their way to you right now!


Carry on everyone!


QS =D
07-28-2016, 05:03 PM
#4
Joined: Aug 2012
Location: On the toilet
Posts: 4,151
Welcome back!!!
I will vote for you on steam as soon as I remember my login.
So, is all of the gameplay turned based?

My screen name is misunderstood. I am not some arrogant person who thinks he's so cool. Cool, because I like cold weather and Pepper because I'm hot.

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07-29-2016, 03:58 AM
#5
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Originally Posted by coolpepper43 View Post
Welcome back!!!
I will vote for you on steam as soon as I remember my login.
So, is all of the gameplay turned based?


Hey there CP43


Thanks for the welcome back! *dusts off dust*


I'll get back to you in a bit. I was so knackered I had to curl up into a ball of wool and sleep :O


I *will* get back and answer your point, but I really need a tea first!


*stumbles to kitchen*


*falls over*


Ow...




QS =D

EDIT:


Hello! That was a long tea break wasn't it?


Anyway, to answer your question, the game isn't 'turn based' in the traditional sense. You do chat to characters, which requires them to speak, you to listen, and then respond when offered a choice.


The combat is more of a quick-time event. You have to hit the right button before time runs out. As you get further into the game, the timer becomes faster, so while relatively easy at first, it can get challenging later!


The game is certainly not an arcade game like the others I've made, which is why I put 'Adventures' under my logo at the start of the video.


I still want to do arcade games of course but I'm enjoying exploring a slower paced adventure/narrative structure.


I hope people will find it fun!


END OF EDIT!


*runs away*

Last edited by quantumsheep; 07-29-2016 at 08:22 AM. Reason: Responding to question!
07-29-2016, 08:52 AM
#6
So this is your most ambitious title yet. I'm at a loss for fancy words so, "awesome!" will have to do.

Between your description and the videos you've posted, its safe to say I'm REALLY excited for you. And myself haha.

It's great to have you back posting here too!

*sips #coffee*

*makes #tea and biscuits for QS*

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07-29-2016, 09:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Anotherkellydown View Post
So this is your most ambitious title yet. I'm at a loss for fancy words so, "awesome!" will have to do.

Between your description and the videos you've posted, its safe to say I'm REALLY excited for you. And myself haha.

It's great to have you back posting here too!

*sips #coffee*

*makes #tea and biscuits for QS*


*sniffs biscuits and tea*


*runs back into thread*


How kind! Thanks!


*munches and sips*


*calms down*


It really is a massive undertaking 'behind the scenes', despite the game perhaps looking a tad simple in places! (which is partly to blame for it taking so long to make!).


One of the reasons I wanted to make this was because, well... cast your minds back to December 22nd 2014.

It's a dark and stormy night (probably) and yet a beacon of light emerges in the Docking Sequence thread right here on TA...

A certain Mr. Pepper (of the cool variety) wrote these words, and they have stayed with this old Sheepy ever since...


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Originally Posted by coolpepper43 View Post
Your sense of humor is some of the best I've seen on the Internet. If everyone on TA has fallen in love with your personality and humor through your writing style, I'm sure many other people would also. I would love to see Quantum Sheep - The Game, that is focused on your lovely persona and humor. More dialogue the better and be sure to include tea and all things sheepy. ��

You're kinda getting your wish, CP - I am really hoping you'll like it!


QS =D

Last edited by quantumsheep; 07-29-2016 at 09:23 AM.
07-29-2016, 10:07 AM
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BWA HA HAAAAA!

Zap! Zap! KAPOW!

Sorry, I've been watching too much 60's Batman.

Suddenly I have this urge to boot up PSI 5 Trading Company...

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Squids!?

Worst idea ever!
07-29-2016, 10:28 AM
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Joined: Aug 2012
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Posts: 4,151
Quote:
Originally Posted by quantumsheep View Post
*sniffs biscuits and tea*


*runs back into thread*


How kind! Thanks!


*munches and sips*


*calms down*


It really is a massive undertaking 'behind the scenes', despite the game perhaps looking a tad simple in places! (which is partly to blame for it taking so long to make!).


One of the reasons I wanted to make this was because, well... cast your minds back to December 22nd 2014.

It's a dark and stormy night (probably) and yet a beacon of light emerges in the Docking Sequence thread right here on TA...

A certain Mr. Pepper (of the cool variety) wrote these words, and they have stayed with this old Sheepy ever since...





You're kinda getting your wish, CP - I am really hoping you'll like it!


QS =D
Thanks! I'm very exited to play!
07-29-2016, 01:56 PM
#10
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Originally Posted by drelbs View Post
BWA HA HAAAAA!

Zap! Zap! KAPOW!

Sorry, I've been watching too much 60's Batman.

Suddenly I have this urge to boot up PSI 5 Trading Company...
Three points:
1. Never apologise for doing sound effects! They're awesome!


2. I've been getting into the Batman Miniatures Game and the Adam West Batman is definitely one I want to get!


3. I'd actually not heard of PSI 5 Trading Company, but watching a vid I found on Youtube it looked lots of fun! Gerty isn't quite like that, but I think you might like it! I hope you do!


Carry on, sir, and great to see you in here

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Originally Posted by coolpepper43 View Post
Thanks! I'm very exited to play!

Yay!


QS =D