iPhone Former Fable Director's new game: Incoboto

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  1. Dene

    Dene Well-Known Member

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    #1 Dene, Jul 15, 2011
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    Hi folks,

    Just a couple of teaser shots of the new project which should be out in a couple of months.

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    It's a puzzle/adventure/exploration/story/weird game. Sorry. It just happened that way. Much like Fable's Albion, it's a strange, chimeric thing with bits of DNA from all over the place.

    It's an open world; and you can go back and forth as you see fit. None of this linear level nonsense.

    Most important to me, though, is that it's the story of the last living thing in the universe: a small boy named Inco, and slightly insane sentient sun called Helios. Together, they travel the cosmos finding weird machines left over from dead civilisations, and find clues to what happened to everyone, which ultimately reveals the nature of both Inco and Helios themselves.

    It's... very, very 'Indie'.

    At some point I'll be asking for Beta Testers. It's going to be a bitch to test, so... that'll be interesting.

    If you've read this far, I thank you so much.
     
  2. williamsyee

    williamsyee Well-Known Member

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    How do we apply for beta testing?
     
  3. Dene

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    #3 Dene, Jul 15, 2011
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    That's really easy. You just send me a pm entitled 'Incoboto Beta' and I'll add your name to my 'List of Doom!'

    It won't be for a little while yet, so folks have a bit of time to decide if they want to do it or not. I seem to remember that the guys on here were awesome last time, and made a painful process as near to fun as something like that can get.

    The main reason I started the thread was so that people could visit the blog, learn about the game, give any feedback at this relatively early stage and decide if they felt Beta-testing an adventure game (the nastiest thing in the world to test) was for them.

    Hope you are suitably 'teased'. :D
     
  4. Dene

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    And thanks for the move. That's what happens when you do things in a hurry! :eek:
     
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    hmm, your Inco is so small, at my first glance I was thought "Sun" is you main hero / character until I enlarge the second picture only I realized.. :)
    Anyways PM sent! Will keep an eye on this thread!
     
  6. Dene

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    Yeah, in the first picture he's about normal size.
    In the second, you're directing Helios' beam of light, which zooms the screen out quite a lot so you can look around the environment. Don't worry - I've not had anybody lose the little guy during play.
     
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    Will the gameplay similar to Kosmo Spin? The moment I saw planet on the center it remind me kosmo spin :rolleyes:
     
  8. Dene

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    #8 Dene, Jul 15, 2011
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    Nonono - nothing like it.

    The gameplay is a proper, fully-fledged 'go where the hell you want' running, jumping, physics-puzzle adventure game along the lines of Metroid (if you added physics puzzles and made the planets round, and... lots of other stuff).

    The round planets are just there so I can do really cool stuff with orbits and rotation; the planets themselves form part of the puzzles.

    This is not a casual game. My mum won't be playing it. Indeed - the company motto should change to:

    "Fluttermind: games for everyone... except my mum and people who think Angry Birds is hardcore gaming experience."

    Once I capture it in action I'll get a little teaser-movie up here which will make everything much clearer.
     
  9. williamsyee

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    Alright, it seems great for me! Looking forward for upcoming teaser movie. :)
     
  10. FPE

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    Looks weird and my taste! Looking forward to test this tough cookie!
     
  11. scarypharaoh

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    You said the magic word....Metroid.

    Please, please, please make this anywhere near as good as super metroid and you will be my hero for life!:)

    Good luck, I will be watching this very closely!
     
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    The game really looks interesting.. Once you start taking in testers, I'd be honored to help.
     
  13. arta

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    When can we see video?
    What are the controls like?
    Is this coming to the iPhone?
     
  14. Dene

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    #14 Dene, Jul 15, 2011
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    Mix Metroid and - perhaps - Portal and you've an idea of the kind of gameplay feel. It's not a shooter, it's not really a platformer, it's really quite unique. It's a lot slower-paced than Metroid - you're going to have to think quite a bit.

    Hardware: This started off as an iPhone project, so I'm hoping to go back to that format when it's all done on iPad, Sworcery-style. It has, however, grown enormously, so it might not be feasible.
    Video: On its way. Finishing the game takes priority at the mo' obviously.
    Controls: really simple.

    - Move: use pads at the bottom of the screen
    - Tap anywhere on the screen to jump, or use the little circle inside the pads if playing one-finger-style.
    - Tap objects on the screen to interact with them, pick them up / pull them etc.
    - Drag objects to throw them (critical for a lot of puzzles).

    There's one special control for 'scanning' and 'firing' that I'm not revealing yet - it's really special and quite surprising that nobody's done it before (as far as I know).

    Enough yabber. I'll come back if folks have questions, or when I have something nice to back up the hype.
     
  15. FPE

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    Ok the word sworcery starts to worry. I gave up on that game when it started to make me wait in the real world to cheaply increase game time. Please do not use such a thing!!
     
  16. Dene

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    #16 Dene, Jul 16, 2011
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    Worry not. I only meant that I'm releasing on iPad first, then looking at the conversion back to iPod/iPhone. This game will not feature 'alter your clock-o-vision'. Nor is it going to be 'hipster-styled'. Nor use pixel art. Nor feature beautifully animated deer-buttocks. I know some people out there demand a healthy dose of deer-buttocks, but I'm not going to give in. No siree.

    Helios wouldn't stand for it.
     
  17. AppsAsia

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    I would LOVE an iPad version of Fable :)
     
  18. FPE

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    Ok, now you gained my full attention!
     
  19. strayrobot1

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    Looks nice and sounds interesting. Will keep an eye out for this.
     
  20. Pacificsun0481

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    Looks fab, far from drab - when it's ready I'll give it a stab, if there's bugs I'll give you the gab - :)
     

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