Page 1 of 2

Retro Crime Adventure

PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:28 pm
by oase
Walking near a river .. something seems very strange .. what about that voice in the old watercraft station .. & what the f... is swimming there on the water?? :o

Screenshots: http://www.indiedb.com/games/the-river-of-forgetting
Game Tailer: https://vimeo.com/201570769

Re: Retro Crime Adventure

PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:39 pm
by reneuend
Awesome! It's great to see a new game announcement on the forums! Looks like a good one. Looking forward to more updates on this.

Re: Retro Crime Adventure

PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 6:36 pm
by skype6
Looks interesting :D

Re: Retro Crime Adventure

PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:32 pm
by oase
Interactive Short Crime Thriller

It is already beginning to dawn as I head out again to go for a walk by the old river brigade. A strange conversation in an abandoned cemetery and my ever so inquiring mind urge me to inspect the terrain around the brigade, in spite of all the dangers. Eerie noises and mysterious objects intensify my suspicion: Something does not seem quite right here! Are illegal experiments being conducted here, and if so, of what kind? And what do the mysterious doctor and her late husband, a renowned neuroscientist and brain surgeon, have to do with it?

The crime thriller by author and game developer R.V. relies on a subtle level of suspense in a nicely set retro atmosphere. If you are into classical Point&Click adventure games that go beyond trivial action romance you are going to love SHADOWS BY THE WATERHOUSE! The game runs on Windows and is available for only 3 $ on Windows ..

GAME TRAILER

PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:37 pm
by oase

Re: Retro Crime Adventure

PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:59 am
by reneuend
The trailer makes me feel like this is a crime thriller. It inspires me to get back to work on my projects!

Re: Retro Crime Adventure

PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 10:04 am
by oase
SHADOWS BY THE WATERHOUSE - A FINE POINT & CLICK ADVENTURE
OUT IN THE EARLY OCTOBER & ON KICKSTARTER UNTILL SEPTEMBER 29th:


https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/11 ... waterhouse

ABOUT:

Dark shadows of the past lie on the old waterhouse. Be part of this adventure as a romantic walk in a treacherous idyll turns into a criminal adventure. A fantastic crime thriller for retro fans. Inspect a mysterious old weir! Point & Click Game for Windows in English / German (combined).

STORY:

It is already beginning to dawn as I head out again to go for a walk by the old weir. A strange conversation in an abandoned cemetery and my ever so inquiring mind urge me to inspect the terrain around the weir, in spite of all the dangers. Eerie noises and mysterious objects intensify my suspicion: Something does not seem quite right here! Are illegal experiments being conducted here, and if so, of what kind? And what do the mysterious doctor and her late husband, a renowned neuroscientist and brain surgeon, have to do with it?

The crime thriller by author and game developer R.V. relies on a subtle level of suspense in a nicely set retro atmosphere. If you are into classical Point&Click adventure games that go beyond trivial action romance you are going to love SHADOWS BY THE WATERHOUSE! The game runs on Windows and will be available (in the early october) for only 3 $ on itch.io and other indie game platforms!

BUT WHY KICKSTARTER?

1. MAKE IT POSSIBLE: Since the short version of the game is already on the verge of its release, the required financial support will already be used to part-finance the development of the game’s sequel. Without your appreciated support I would soon have to discontinue working on "Shadows by the Waterhouse" due to the time and effort it requires.

2. GET SPECIAL PACKAGES: All backers will already find their names in the first part of the game (short game) under “Credits”. You may download the first part as well as the digital poster as of October 1st. All the other interesting rewards (besides the beta test) you will receive right after completion of the "Major Version" (presumably at the end of February 2018).

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/11 ... waterhouse

HAVE FUN! :D

Re: Retro Crime Adventure

PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:24 pm
by skype6
Very nice! A lot of luck on kickstarter :D

Re: Retro Crime Adventure

PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:51 pm
by oase
skype6 wrote:Very nice! A lot of luck on kickstarter :D


THX!!! I will need it :roll:

Re: Retro Crime Adventure

PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:04 am
by oase
Kickstarter-Update:
New Rewards:
DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANT / 60 Euro / 20 seconds speaking part and many more
GAME EXPRESS / 5 Euro / Shortgame (digital) + poster (pdf)

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/11 ... waterhouse

Re: Retro Crime Adventure

PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 1:24 am
by oase
Image

5 days left to support my game! You`ve seen all updates? Here is UPDATE NO. 2 for example:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/11 ... ts/1992021

Re: Retro Crime Adventure

PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:18 pm
by oase
Thanks to all who supported my project via kickstarter! 8) I hope to be able presenting you and everyone else who is interested chapter 1 of "Shadows by the Waterhouse" very soon! See ya! Raphael / thetonbandstories

Re: Retro Crime Adventure

PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:55 am
by oase
Image
Sorry because of the considerable delay that has been
spent here and there to optimize the game. But now the
time has come: Shadows by the Waterhouse is OUT NOW!

https://novel-games.itch.io/shadows-by-the-waterhouse

Re: Retro Crime Adventure

PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:47 pm
by oase
First of all a HAPPY NEW YEAR to everybody!! :D

My new gameplay video will give you the opportunity to get a deeper insight into my game: https://vimeo.com/249741703 (Attention: spoiler starting 03:33!)

Re: Retro Crime Adventure

PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:22 am
by reneuend
Nice work. The graphics are very interesting. Watching the video, I felt like I was reading a novel with puzzles mixed in. Definitely a true adventure game.

Re: Retro Crime Adventure

PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:36 am
by oase
Thanx for your feedback @reneuend! I am particularly pleased, cause currently I`m not getting much spoiled with resonance! :D
But maybe that could change now, I hope :wink: ...

Hereby I would like to announce that I am basically dependent on further financial support for the extensive work on "Shadows by the Waterhouse Part 2" as well as of other adventure games. Therefore, it would be wonderful if i - after the successful but very limited and one-time Kickstarter support - by means of Patreon i would be able to get a basis for regular support. The current situation only allows me to work on my game projects for a maximum of 10 - 15 hours a week. With already small but regular subsidies, I would be able to expand my workload to 20-30 hours per week and, as a result - increase speed of work and quality. Apart from that, it would of course be an indescribable motivation boost for me, if I could no longer speak only of "hobby" but "profession", quite clearly; ) And here's my presentation: https://www.patreon.com/tonbandstories (support starts from 1 dollar!)

Re: Retro Crime Adventure

PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:45 pm
by Vengeance66
Nice! Looks cool and retro! :)

This place remind me of a chapel in a village in Macedonia, located deep in the forest. :)

Re: Retro Crime Adventure

PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:29 pm
by oase
Online survey:

Are you interested in the Shadows by the Waterhouse Major Version (consisting of part 1 + 2)?

Here you can vote: https://doodle.com/poll/5ibc6xzmkf8m9i8z

Thanx!!

Re: Retro Crime Adventure

PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:17 pm
by oase
Sorry, the (anonymous) survey is in German, but the text means:

If you think you want to have the Major Version, please sign with "Ja",
if not with "Nein" and if you are not sure yet with "Mal schauen"! THANX!!

Re: Retro Crime Adventure

PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 1:27 am
by oase
Dev.Stat. Waterhouse Major Version: 95 %
More Screenshots: https://itch.io/t/146548/shadows-by-the-waterhouse
New Trailer coming soon!

Re: Retro Crime Adventure

PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 12:03 am
by oase
SHADOWS BY THE WATERHOUSE
CHAPTER II: THE GLASS FILES


https://vimeo.com/336609828

Re: Retro Crime Adventure

PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 3:20 am
by reneuend
Nice to see someone is still working on AM projects. keep posting updates!

Re: Retro Crime Adventure

PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 9:42 pm
by oase
reneuend wrote:Nice to see someone is still working on AM projects. keep posting updates!


Yeeaah, nothing else, I love it!! :wink:

Re: Retro Crime Adventure

PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:23 pm
by oase
Hello, I am still looking for testers for Chapter 2 of "Shadows by the Waterhouse". Please contact me under raphael@artsunited.de THANX! :D

Re: Retro Crime Adventure

PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:35 pm
by reneuend
I sent you a Private message (PM). I'd be glad to help with the testing.

Re: Retro Crime Adventure

PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:00 pm
by oase

Re: Retro Crime Adventure

PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:51 am
by reneuend
The game is very entertaining. I hope you all the success!

Re: Retro Crime Adventure

PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:18 am
by oase

Re: Retro Crime Adventure

PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2020 7:11 pm
by oase
************************************
EARLY SUMMER SALE $5.99!!
************************************

By the way, my game is now also available on Gamejolt. Here`s the link: https://gamejolt.com/games/Waterhouse_M ... ion/482032

But you can also order your download key directly from me and pay by bank transfer (instead of PayPal): http://www.artsunited.de/beim-autor-kaufen.html

Have fun!


PROLOGUE:

Wet autumn foliage hemmed the paths. On the back of the fog the cold and earthy air was crawling up from the river. I halted to watch a buckeye leaf depart from its tree and softly circle towards the ground, blazing up when touched by the last warm rays of the evening sun.

Whether it had been a mistake to drive out to the old weir on that late autumn day? Who knows? I was strolling on my standard walk along the river side when it all started.

I was about 10 – 12 meters above the river bed close to the old forlorn bone-yard when I hit this movable thing. My boot kicks it about half a meter into the grassy field by the side of the pathway. It feels like a small angular object made of plastic or metal. I bow down to lift it out of the high grass. The long grass scrapes sharp as glass against the back of my hand. Sliding my finger across the cracked display the last camera shot shows up.

I scan the premises around me. No signs of a fall or skid marks that would point to a human body. Still, there is a distinct scratch on the back of the mobile phone and a small crack at the back of the plastic casing. Obviously the damage could be older but the more I think about it the more I draw the conclusion that there is more evidence against that theory than for it. I quickly abandon the thought that the camera picture could have been staged. The attacker’s mask is just as scary as the fist flung towards the camera.

After an in depth inspection of the image I am almost certain that the mobile’s owner must have been knocked down in cold blood and the drop must also have resulted in the mobile’s damage.

As there are no other hints or traces to be found I commence on my path still hoping to gain additional insight. Five minutes further down the river I stop to light up a cigarette looking at some old shipping containers before I continue on my usual path down the old concrete stairs on the left side of the weir.
In front of my lies the concrete road with embedded railroad tracks leading across the river, flanked by some tech buildings on the left right above the dammed riverside. On this side of the river the rails end in a store house barred by a heavy iron gate. Habitually and especially today I brood over the things that could be hidden behind it while I continue on my stroll towards the other river bank due to weird occurrence with a faster pace than usual. A few wild geese are cackling excitedly as if they wanted to mute the horn of a truck going off nearby.

Upon completing my way across the river into the darkening shadows underneath a road bridge I turn around to take a look across the expanse of the dammed water at the old weir buildings. The bridge above me runs nearly parallel to the dam across the river. The parking area where I left my car lies across on the other side of the river to the left of the bridge. I extinguish my cigarette on a granite slab and put the stub back into the half empty pack. The geese which had taken off for their evening round a short while ago have meanwhile disappeared behind the trees. If I weren’t feeling so impatient I would wait for night to fall, ignoring the foul smell of the river mud and the noise of the traffic above me drowning all of nature’s sounds, to carefully move in on the enclosed areas of the weir premises under its blanket.

Maybe however it was just naked fear hiding behind my impatience; the fear to draw unnecessary attention and to get myself into an unforeseeable amount of danger. I therefore decide to turn around and make my further strange discoveries in the remaining daylight.

Back at the weir the dammed waterside is now lying to my right. The reflections of the greenish black water flicker like conspiring shadows over the walls surrounding the deep pool beneath me. I don’t know whether I am following an intuition or whether the whoosching noise of the water is calling to me. I lean lightly over the banisters feeling a cold cushion of air pressing against my face and surrounding me like an invisible cloud a moment later.

And then I spot it there… floating in the dark water…

Re: Retro Crime Adventure

PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:10 pm
by reneuend
It's a nice game. I wish you much success!