ASA: A Space Adventure

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Postby Simon » Sat Sep 22, 2012 1:39 pm

Don't worry, I'll make the game until the end (my end ?) ;) and it will be released before 2013, no matter what ! But yes, I'll be more than happy when it's finished ! (that doesn't mean I'll botch the result to finish faster)
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Postby Simon » Thu Sep 27, 2012 4:36 pm

Did you see ASA had an article on AdventureGamers.com ?
http://www.adventuregamers.com/news/view/22730
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Postby reneuend » Mon Oct 08, 2012 4:39 am

I'm drumming up more support for this game!!! I want to see this get a lot of visibilty!!!
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Postby cc89 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:25 am

Makes me want to play this game even more. :)
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Postby Simon » Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:58 am

Hey, thanks a lot you two !

Today's article is about AM and says hi to the community ;)
http://2011asa.blogspot.fr/2012/10/on-making-slideshow-game.html
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Postby Simon » Mon Oct 29, 2012 6:12 pm

With the forums down I didn't update the actuality of the game for a while !
It's time to repair that, so everyone can know what happens to ASA.
(of course, you can still visit the blog http://2011ASA.blogspot.fr)

ASA music :
if some of you are interested in ASA and want to know more about the music, I posted an article today about the original soundtrack :
http://2011asa.blogspot.fr/2012/10/asa-ost-coming-soon.html
The full OST (18 tracks) will be released in december 1st. But you can listen to the "Cobalt-5 album", which is a light version of the full OST (5 tracks).
Only available in streaming today, but I will add a link for download in the next weeks.

ASA gameplay video :
a gameplay video was added on youtube and vimeo. Here's the vimeo link :
http://vimeo.com/51905564

ASA playable demo :
I'm working on this since 2 weeks and I think I made a well balanced demo. It will be easy and quite short, but it represents the game quite well. I shall release it this week, so stay tuned !

I'm still working on the game, and I'll try to be ready for the beta-tests (still placed on the 5th of november), but I'm getting a cold...
The temperatures went from 20 to -2?C in one week here in France... Brrr
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Postby reneuend » Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:35 pm

Hang in there, Simon!!! I had a cold for the past 2 weeks. I finally went to the doctor's and got anti-biotics for sinus and ear infection. Now, I have a cough and pretty much lost my voice.
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Postby Simon » Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:52 pm

haha ! I'm glad you didn't record the voice for the diary then :lol:

Well, I hope the cold won't last 2 weeks, because the beta-test starts very soon !
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Postby reneuend » Mon Oct 29, 2012 11:08 pm

LOL. But my voice has been raspy and deep. Deeper than the "voice guy" I introduced to you. By the way, has he done the work for you yet? I am very anxious to hear it!!!! :wink:
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Postby Simon » Mon Oct 29, 2012 11:21 pm

Yeah, I sent you a message this morning about that ! You didn't get it ??? :shock:
If not, you can still hear the result in the playable demo that I posted especially for the AM community in the general chat section...
Edit : this is the link :
http://www.adventuremaker.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=6547
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Postby reneuend » Tue Oct 30, 2012 3:59 am

My weekdays are very hectic. I probably missed it. Anyway, I tried to download the file but 7Zip had problems uncompressing....I'm going to redownload and try again.

I can already tell you, its a great game with great, well thought out puzzles!!!
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Postby Simon » Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:19 pm

reneuend wrote:I can already tell you, its a great game with great, well thought out puzzles!!!


That's great to read something very positive that is not about graphics :D
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Re: ASA: A Space Adventure

Postby Simon » Sat Nov 17, 2012 6:34 pm

Just a small word for those who wonder : the main development is reaching its end !
All that is left is the production of the "bad ending movie" (which is quite a big piece of work), and some work in AM.
Then, I will fix as much bugs as possible with the help of the beta-testers (who are doing a great job at this moment !), and finally I will have to add the sound effects. And that's all !! :) I think it should be ready in time for december. That's a little late compared to the original planning, but that's all because of the death of my hard drive !!! :mrgreen:
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Re: ASA: A Space Adventure

Postby Simon » Sat Dec 22, 2012 11:12 am

For those interested in ASA here,
I finished the game yesterday (in fact it is finished since 2 weeks, but I had some last issues to fix).
Currently, I'm trying to upload it (around 1GB), but I'm having troubles with my slow internet connexion. It may take 2 days or more...
Once uploaded, it will need 1 - 4 additional days for validation on the selling platform (probably more with christmas and holidays).
And then I will share the link with everyone !
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Re: ASA: A Space Adventure

Postby Vengeance66 » Sat Dec 22, 2012 11:59 am

Great news in the morning! :-)

Good luck with the selling platforms, I'm sure your game will get published properly. It deserves! :-)
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Re: ASA: A Space Adventure

Postby reneuend » Sat Dec 22, 2012 1:21 pm

That's too bad about the slow upload!

Hey Simon! Be sure to put a link to where the game can be purchased in your first post on this thread!
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Re: ASA: A Space Adventure

Postby GORDON » Sat Dec 22, 2012 8:38 pm

Good luck!
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Re: ASA: A Space Adventure

Postby Simon » Sun Dec 23, 2012 2:48 pm

reneuend wrote:Hey Simon! Be sure to put a link to where the game can be purchased in your first post on this thread!


Sure ! Great idea !

Thanks everyone !
I confirm that the game is fully uploaded, and I can now tell it's on Indievania !
We just have to wait for a moderator to accept the game there !

Have a great week-end and merry christmas !
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Re: ASA: A Space Adventure

Postby Simon » Tue Dec 25, 2012 3:34 pm

Hey everyone,
here's something to read : impressions on the full version of ASA !
http://indiestatik.com/2012/12/24/a-weekend-with-asa-a-space-adventure/
Merry christmas !
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Re: ASA: A Space Adventure

Postby Vengeance66 » Wed Dec 26, 2012 12:14 am

Nice one buddy. :-)

I'm posting this on FB. :-)

Merry Christmas. :-)
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Re: ASA: A Space Adventure

Postby Simon » Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:40 pm

Thanks V66 !
Merry Christmas (I'm a little late, lol)
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Re: ASA: A Space Adventure

Postby Simon » Mon Jan 07, 2013 5:28 pm

It's done : ASA is released !
http://www.aspaceadventure.fr

It is only available via paypal for now ($7.99), but it will come soon on game selling platforms (Desura, Gog...)
Thanks to all the AM community for your help !
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Re: ASA: A Space Adventure

Postby Vengeance66 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 5:57 pm

Congratulations Simon! :-)

Nice one! :mrgreen:
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Re: ASA: A Space Adventure

Postby reneuend » Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:28 am

Congratulations! :mrgreen:
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Re: ASA: A Space Adventure

Postby Simon » Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:56 am

Thanks friends !
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Re: ASA: A Space Adventure

Postby GORDON » Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:28 pm

Good work and best of luck!
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Re: ASA: A Space Adventure

Postby Vairon » Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:39 am

Congrats Simon! :D :D

This is a big step for you... and for the AM community.
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Re: ASA: A Space Adventure

Postby Simon » Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:19 pm

Yeah, sure ! Thanks Vairon.
A shame that the sells aren't following ! ... yet :)
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Re: ASA: A Space Adventure

Postby Simon » Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:08 pm

I'm glad to annouce that the french mag jeuxvideo.com made a review of ASA: A Space Adventure (in french, of course), and the game got a very nice 15/20 !
here is my quick translation of the verdict :

"Graphics 10/20

Of course it seems quite dated, but the regular players of Adventure games will probably not care. The environments have enough details and precision to make the player continue his exploration, and they also participate to the special atmosphere of the soft.

Gameplay 15/20

Lovers of point and clicks, and particularly slideshow/1st person point and clicks, will immediately find their good old habits, despite some problems with the interface and the movements, which are quite unwieldy finally. But this occasional discomfort brought by the archaic gameplay don't taint completely the pleasure of the player, who can devote himself to his favorite passion since Myst : solving some very difficult puzzles and immersing himself in a mysterious universe.

Life/ Duration 15/20

Two planets, a satellite, and various environnements immediately in the Ark... our playing field isn't huge however, but it is diversified, and mostly dotted of puzzles which should really slow down your progression. In the end, it will probably take you fifteen hours (without walkthrough).

Sound and music 14/20

The OST, quiet, nuanced and varied, is quite discrete in the end, but it also helps to impose the successful atmosphere, making us dive in this peculiar adventure. You'll have the sensation to live a story frozen both in the time and in space.

Story 14/20

An Ark, ambitious creation of a disapeared civilization, and a cube, attracting irresistibly various astronauts... The idea is pleasant, and quite well used, mostly thanks to the diaries of Philippe Fort? hidden in the backgrounds, and they give us everytime a new part of an intricate story. Some aspects of the story are much more classical, but you'll probably follow it with pleasure.

Overall 15/20 (not an average of the above)

ASA : A Space Adventure is a good surprise among adventure games... because it was not really expected ! We're in front of a spatial Myst clone assumed, giving us the joy to reconnect with our passions of yesterday : the exploration of an universe filled with strange scientific machines forcing compliance, resulting in puzzles which are particularly hard, and a story that progresses thanks to our assiduous readings. Congrats to Simon Mesnard for this remarkable creation !"
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Re: ASA: A Space Adventure

Postby GORDON » Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:03 pm

Excellent review! Best of luck!
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