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Lost Discoveries

by Tb0o - Competition Entry

Finally Done !!
My first game ever !! I am really happy !! Even if the game didn't turn like it was planned at beginning, crappy game but hey it's my first game so again that's make me happy again \('3')/

Lost Discoveries is a Visual novel ,mixed with quiz/riddle game, the idea is that the hero Hal have strange power called " The internet" ( yeah i know ..) ,that power can give him instant access to unlimited amount of knowledge.
Due to a unknown event many discoveries and events in the past have been erased and this may cause the end of the world(just that... )and it's up to our hero to restore that using his unlimited knowledge.

The main idea is to have the player look trough the internet looking for the answers, during conversation with NPC , some clues pointing to the right answer are given ,and discovering new facts( essentially historical stuff and events )

Originally,it's was planned that there will be five or six quizz...and I've ended up with 2 ,but that show how the game feels and how it can be played.

Controls
Mouse= left button
Esc= to bring out the menu

Enjoy
PS:Sorry for my English

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#10Graphics4.00
#55Audio3.00
#114Community2.82
#142Innovation2.55
#155Theme2.82
#175Humor1.75
#194Overall2.27
#201Coolness0%
#238Fun1.45

Comments

Dec 20, 2010 @ 2:59pm

dislike

bmfs says ...
Dec 20, 2010 @ 4:03pm

tldr

toadfrogs says ...
Dec 21, 2010 @ 8:15am

not much of a game... since I only see a lot of story lines...

Endurion says ...
Dec 22, 2010 @ 6:11pm

Very ambitious. However quite lengthy, and of course I don't know any details about American history :)

Cosmologicon says ...
Dec 24, 2010 @ 3:09am

The Linux download link isn't working for me. The mediafire page comes up but the download fails. I'm going to try the Windows version under Wine....

Cosmologicon says ...
Dec 24, 2010 @ 3:29am

I kind of like the idea. It reminds me of Carmen Sandiego. Except the world doesn't end in that if I you one question wrong. But I agree it might have been too ambitious for a first try, since you clearly ran out of time. There's no replay value, so that limits the fun. A trivia game really needs dozens of questions to make it interesting.

hdon says ...
Dec 24, 2010 @ 10:27am

> Lost Discoveries is a Visual novel ,mixed with quiz/riddle game, the idea is that the hero Hal have strange power called " The internet" ( yeah i know ..) ,that power can give him instant access to unlimited amount of knowledge.

That really made me LOL -- very clever

thristhart says ...
Dec 26, 2010 @ 6:08pm

okay, I found the plot rather interesting, but I really couldn't take it seriously with the grammatical errors. I don't have an issue with improper spelling or awkward grammar, but you hit a pet peeve of mine when you put a space before punctuation, and use multiple punctuation marks. "The guys must be waiting for me and I am already late!" is how that should read.

Picking on your English aside, I was surprised at how engaging the plot was, but the trivia was rather difficult. A bit more ambitious than you could manage, but good effort!

Mirroar says ...
Dec 27, 2010 @ 1:26am

It's a decent idea, but people who are not familiar with graphic novel games like this one might struggle with the controls.
It's a lot less painful if you know that you can just right-click at any time to save.

philomory says ...
Jan 8, 2011 @ 12:45am

A very ambitious game and, leaving aside the fact that it's incomplete, quite well done. The art style is very unique and interesting, and the sounds nicely atmospheric.

Only a few real complaints; one is that autosaving would be nice; two is that Pierre Curie is just as valid an answer to the final question as Marie was, but it's not counted as correct; three is that the presentation of text is awkward, in that it is sometimes hard to read on the background; and finally, the scene often fades in and out in the middle of conversation, which seems unnecessary.

But anyway, this gets very high marks. It is certainly the most innovative game I've judged so far, and spot on for the theme. Congratulations.

Tb0o says ...
Jan 11, 2011 @ 11:19am

Thanks to everyone who rated and commented on my game :)
Thanks for the feedback, it's great to hear!
Also I'm working on upgrading the game using your remarks, and will try to re-release this game .
You guys are all awesome!)

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