iPhone Snow Hill HD - New point & click adventure for iPad!

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  1. rdeboer

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    #1 rdeboer, Jul 24, 2012
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    Our latest game, Snow Hill HD, has been released on the appstore.

    Snow Hill HD is a point & click adventure, with a great storyline, a lot of objects to find and puzzles to solve.

    Story:
    Chloe often had dreams of a little blonde headed girl laughing and twirling.

    A woman’s gentle voice humming a tune.

    A certain smell or breeze that brushed her face often brought a flash of a memory that she just couldn’t quite grasp.A recurring dream startled awake from a loud bang, drenched in her own sweat, her heart beating out of her chest, a scream that just couldn’t leave her throat.

    Clutching an envelope she found in her mothers belongings after her passing
    Chloe knew in her heart Snow Hill held the answers to her past.

    Can you help Chloe solve the mystery of Snow Hill?

    Features:
    - Classic point and click adventure
    - Dynamic map with visited locations and current location
    - Complete hint guide to help you if you get stuck
    - Gorgeous graphics
    - Lots of items to collect and mini games to solve
    - Autosave function build into the game

    More information on the website: http://www.rmbsoft.com/mobile

    YouTube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6ytdYU2qo0

    iTunes link: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/snow-hill-hd/id528948833?mt=8

    Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/RM-de-Boer-Software/192385304136889

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/RMBSoft

    Promo codes:
    I have 10 promo codes to give away :) - please PM me and I will send them out in the order received!

    And if you get a code and have the time, I would totally appreciate a review somewhere, share on Facebook, twitter, or tell your mom, friends, anything you can do would be awesome!

    With regards,
    Robert de Boer,
    RMBSoft
     

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  2. PointOfLight

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    Cool game. I don't often buy games that are over 99 cents right off the bat (yeah, I'm cheap), but I did buy this one. It's a bit slow paced compared to a lot of other adventure games, but it's still interesting. More importantly, though, is that it's an original story and not just a port. And, it has that old school point and click adventure game feel to it, which I just love. Not to mention the fact that the visuals are pretty slick. Overall it's been worth the money to me.
     
  3. violentv

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    On the other hand, the fact that it is not a port AND has an original story gives me pause. After quite a few bad experiences, I am a little skeptical of 'stories' in mobile games.

    The visuals do look pretty good though.
     
  4. PointOfLight

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    I completely understand where you're coming from. It seems that the idea of story is more tied to the PC, where developers are expecting people to spend more time with a particular game. The problem is, if you're going to make certain genres portable, you really need to carry as many aspects of that genre with it as you can, and of course one of the most important aspects of an adventure game is the story. Things do seem to be getting better, though. And, for what it's worth, I'd rather have a brand new IP with a bad story than a port with a bad story :)
     
  5. Pepper2427

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    I have just started playing. First impressions are great. The graphics are very good, the storyline is very engaging (I really want to know what happened) and the music compliments the storyline perfectly.

    It was a good idea to talk to people first so the story unfolded a little. Haven't really done any puzzles yet but I am quite happy to roam around and look at all the different places I can visit.

    I like a game where you can take your time and really immerse yourself in it. This is one of those games. The graphics and sound effects really take you to Snow Hil. It's a bit of a shock when I look up and I'm in the 21st century

    I hope this game does really well (im sure it will) and you develop more in the future
     
  6. Bhiffy

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    Help?

    I've been playing on and off all day. Enjoying it immensely. Need some help on a couple of things tho...
    SPOILER

    Fix lights and the paper with directions?
     
  7. dclose

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    This is really nicely done! The graphics and text are crystal clear on the retina iPad, and very high quality drawings too, with really nice sound effects. The story is engaging, but I did notice some incorrect spelling and grammar.

    "...she found some clothes, picture's and trinkets." should read, "...she found some clothes, pictures and trinkets." There's no need for the apostrophe in that sentence!

    Newspaper is one word, not two.

    In the scene where Chloe introduces herself, the text switches back and forth between the first person and second person narrating, which is confusing.

    "I often had dreams of a little blonde headed girl laughing and twirling. A woman's gentle voice humming a tune. A certain smell or breeze that brushed her face often brought a flash of a memory that she just couldn't quite grasp."

    For the last sentence in that paragraph, are you meaning that the breeze or smell brushes the woman's face or Chloe's? Because as it's written right now, it refers to the woman in a very awkwardly-worded way, and not to Chloe.

    I don't see the ability to save the game? Does it just auto-save once you're through the first few intro scenes? Because if you quit before reaching the town, you have to play through from the beginning again. Do you plan to add user-selectable save slots?
     
  8. PointOfLight

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    It definitely saves at some point, because I just loaded it back up and it looks like everything is just where I left it. You had me worried for just a second, though :) It would be nice to have some idea of when / how often it saves, and a couple of slots would be nice in case more than one person wants to play at the same time.
     
  9. rdeboer

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    @dclose
    Thanks for the feedback, we will fix the spelling in the next update

    @PointOfLight and @dclose
    No worries about saving the game. Every progress you make in the game is saved automatically, including objects you find, evidence, and the last location.

    We might add the ability to play with more then one player in the near future.
     
  10. secondtime

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    Thanks for the code - I've been playing this for a bit and really like it. The gameplay is engaging, the story is interesting, and there are good puzzles along the way. I like that you've included a scene map and hint guide, as well as being able to re-look at story elements (letters, etc) that you've uncovered along the way. The graphics are really quite good, and the save system seems to work well so far. Fans of point & click puzzle adventure games should really enjoy this one.
     
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    I should have also asked - where do I find the third page of the letter - I've got 1, 2 and 4...I think I'm done except for that. The last hint says something about getting a telegram, but I expect that since I don't have the third page, it won't trigger it. Thanks!
     
  12. dclose

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    This is a really nicely complex point and click game, though thank goodness for the hint system, even if it isn't quite as helpful as I'd wish sometimes. I've visited 74 locations, have the 1st, 2nd and 3rd pieces of the letter, and all I have in my inventory is a 2/3rds finished puzzle and a doll. I've tried just about everything I can think of, but I haven't found a place where the doll does yet. Also, the only item I haven't been able to unlock yet is the big cabinet in the one sitting room, next to the kitchen. Hints appreciated for both, thanks!

    For secondtime, above, I found one piece
    in the boat, and one piece in the dirt behind the abandoned house, and one piece in the gazebo floor, behind the mansion.
    Where did you find the 4th piece?
     
  13. secondtime

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    dclose: I think I found that fourth piece
    in a cabinet. My guess is it may be in the cabinet you still have yet to open? If I recall, it didn't open right away for me, I tapped in a couple places???
    Not positive I'm remembering right, so hope that helps...
     
  14. dclose

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    Ah, I just got it. The answer was
    use the doll in the classroom. For some reason it didn't take when I did this previously, but it took this time and that gave me the final puzzle pieces that I used to find the safe combination, and then the telegram arrived with the end-of-game diary scene.
    So all done now! Neat, if short, mystery. I liked it!

    BTW, correction for the dev: it's mom's diary, not moms diary. It's a possessive noun.
     

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