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Re-imagined Memory: A Zeus Your Own Adventure

by CoolGhosts - Jam Entry

NOTE! If you're judging, the Windows version is the one we submitted before the deadline so that's the one you should play (if you can). Also the Windows version is currently better because the Web version is missing all the audio, for reasons we haven't figured out yet. We'll try to get that sorted soon.

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Zeus escapes the roving eye of his lovely wife Hera to spend a day at the exuberant ZIGZAG University, with the aim of exercising his legendary libido on the various Bright Young Things among the student body. And if he has to shape-shift his way into everything from a bull to a cuckoo to make that happen, then so be it.

But what's going on in ZIGZAG's clock tower? Who will win this year's student-and-faculty kayak race? And will Hera hear of Zeus' hanky-panky and haul his horny heinie back to Hades (or even worse... *home*)?

Find out in the first ever ZEUS YOUR OWN ADVENTURE.

Features:
Seven romanceable characters!
A series of exciting transformations!
A 14,000 word story!
A brand new, custom-built game engine!
Dialogs made with with Ink, the famous scripting language from the splendid folk at Inkle!
Placeholder graphics!
Unfinished sound!
Generous helpings of hubris and the Dunning-Kruger effect!

We ran out of time and weren't able to finish the entry properly, so 90% of the graphics are missing and there's probably some weird-ass scripting bugs in there too. But you should still be able to play through the story.

UPDATE:
Because we're a pack of muppets, the download is missing the text file containing credits for the all the Creative Commons licensed stuff we used. We'll pop them down here instead. Thanks to everyone whose work we used, you are all sexy and amazing.

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all images used under a cc attribution 2.0 generic licence (CC BY 2.O)
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

helen
'cygnet' by ben salter
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ben_salter/2513659161/

clock tower outside
'clock tower' by stephanie evanoff
https://www.flickr.com/photos/sevanoff82/8250852275/

clock tower inside
'the vancouver block clock tower' by jason v
https://www.flickr.com/photos/jmv/5096635/

swimming pool
'motomachi swimming pool' by sfbaywalk
https://www.flickr.com/photos/sfbaywalk/8049871664/

lab
'smic lab 4' by micah sittig
https://www.flickr.com/photos/msittig/4801810231/

rowing club
'bedford rowing club' by david merrett
https://www.flickr.com/photos/davehamster/6825264303/

olympus
'a nice view of mytikas' by ephraim ragasa
https://www.flickr.com/photos/erstwhilerags/9710922369/

gym 1
'basketball courts at my hotel' by jenny cu
https://www.flickr.com/photos/jennycu/8452785680/

gym 2
'basketball court' by julian dunn
https://www.flickr.com/photos/juliandunn/15865870214/

classroom
'IMG_1128' by xmizlitx
https://www.flickr.com/photos/mizlit/3958903347/

lockers
'custer county district high school, miles city' by david schott
https://www.flickr.com/photos/dave_mcmt/187427874/

hallway
'custer county district high school, miles city' by david schott
https://www.flickr.com/photos/dave_mcmt/187433034/

outdoor area
'custer county district high school, miles city' by david schott
https://www.flickr.com/photos/dave_mcmt/187436368/

school exterior
'taft union high school' by kevin krejci
https://www.flickr.com/photos/kevinkrejci/3848494541/

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#113Humor(Jam)3.55
#573Audio(Jam)2.72
#776Theme(Jam)3.00
#791Mood(Jam)2.76
#858Overall(Jam)2.91
#876Fun(Jam)2.68
#1022Innovation(Jam)2.33
#1448Coolness42%

Comments

celia14 says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 2:12pm

This cracked me up. I really enjoyed all the puns and general silliness - it was fun to see what twisted version of a myth I'd run into next.

adsilcott says ...
Apr 25, 2016 @ 7:32pm

Cute and well-written. Nice!

HunGARE says ...
Apr 25, 2016 @ 9:26pm

Lol it was pretty funny I'll give you that. Lots of options too which was nice.

iossif says ...
Apr 25, 2016 @ 10:01pm

i did not know that walking down a mountain could be so complicated :p

aemiliu5 says ...
Apr 26, 2016 @ 9:55am

hehehe nice one!

nihilaleph says ...
Apr 28, 2016 @ 12:52am

Pretty funny game! And also nice take on the theme xp Great entry!

lanestp says ...
May 6, 2016 @ 2:05am

Really good game! It's also a remarkable quantity of prose. One of my favorite games of the Jam!

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