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Last Word
« on: June 13, 2014, 12:12:01 AM »


If the pen is mightier than the sword, the mouth is mightier yet!



One-Sentence Story: In a society where getting the last word means having power over others, a small party is disrupted by a polite gentleman issuing orders via one-way intercom.

Genre: JRPG-like/Interactive Novella

Description:Photographer Whitty Gawship attends a prestigious get-together at the residence of the impressive Professor Chet Chatters. Members of the party are veteran conversationalists, each trying to gain subtle power over one-another. The mood shifts when Whitty and the others discover that the professor can get the last word in every conversation via his miraculous invention. Dastardly!

But what are the professor's motives? And why invite a commoner?
 
Last Word is an unconventional JRPG. Battle sophisticated guests using words as weapons. Collect topics by gossiping to unlock mysteries. Drink wine. The night is young and no one can leave until the devious Professor Chatters says so! Can Whitty and Seymour overcome the power of the professor's amazing machine? Or will they succumb to the saucy banter of the motley aristocrats around them? Don't hesitate in getting the Last Word.



EDIT: Updated. Older content in spoilers.

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I'm going to upload images as I work on the game. I can't really take the time writing too much about it just yet since I'm on a deadline. But thanks for looking into it!










« Last Edit: October 02, 2014, 04:22:00 AM by Merlandese »

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Re: The Last Word (Tentative Title)
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2014, 04:58:19 AM »
So,
This is some kind of detective game ? (Or maybe like ace attorney game?)

But anyway,
so far, It looks like interesting enough for me,
You make it simple, yet interesting.
I wish I can join the contest too, But it's already Half month from now, So, yeah. :reivsweat:
Good Luck with the contest. :)
« Last Edit: June 13, 2014, 02:44:32 PM by Roxaszu »

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Re: The Last Word (Tentative Title)
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2014, 01:21:05 PM »
Wow! I really like that idea! Very quirky and original! Best of luck on the contest!

(Do you think you'll be posting a demo of this? *U* It looks very interesting )
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Re: The Last Word (Tentative Title)
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2014, 02:03:12 PM »
It looks like a pretty cool game. I hope it goes well for you - if you need someone to run through it before sending it off, I'm available.

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Re: The Last Word (Tentative Title)
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2014, 02:53:02 PM »
It looks like a pretty cool game. I hope it goes well for you - if you need someone to run through it before sending it off, I'm available.
Well,
Maybe I can do a little help too,
Not promise, really.
But I'll try to do my best :)

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Re: The Last Word (Tentative Title)
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2014, 03:40:19 AM »
o.o are all those graphics custom made? Like ALL of them? Or are most of them just changing stylizing the shading on existing pixel work? Either way, you somehow managed to make nearly textureless pixel art look visually engaging. I want to play this just to figure out how you did that :P

Looking forward to seeing a demo sometime soon!

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Re: The Last Word (Tentative Title)
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2014, 08:31:05 PM »
Almost all of the art is re-purposed or redone from the existing Social Caterpillar art. Since I made that art and the contest lets you use existing assets, I figured that utilizing stuff from SC would be a good shortcut.

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Re: The Last Word (Tentative Title)
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2014, 05:31:09 PM »
Five more days to get this finished! Can I do it!?

I think so. But man, this is hard work!

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Re: The Last Word (Tentative Title)
« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2014, 10:41:33 PM »
Five more days to get this finished! Can I do it!?

I think so. But man, this is hard work!

Don't worry,
You're doing great ;)
And yeah, You can do it .
Finish it first, then if you wanna add the feature up, you can add it after you finish it.

(>o<)/ ~ Good Luck !

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P.S : Seriously, If you need any kind of help, I'm available, I'm not quite sure if I can help, But I'll try to help as much as I can.
oh yeah,
And don't worry about the money, I'm gladly doing it for free. :)
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Re: The Last Word (Tentative Title)
« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2014, 02:42:12 PM »
Five more days to get this finished! Can I do it!?

I think so. But man, this is hard work!

Whoo! You can do it! Go Go go!!! Good luck!!!  :Evapple:
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Re: The Last Word (Tentative Title)
« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2014, 09:17:18 PM »
Thanks, everyone! Hopefully I can finish the final scenes tonight, then work on the minor fluff and polish by the end of tomorrow. So far it's looking good!

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Re: The Last Word (Tentative Title)
« Reply #11 on: June 29, 2014, 05:49:26 AM »
Okay, here is my pre-fluff build! It plays all the way to the end but stops before the credits roll.

This game will be ready to ship in a little over 24 hours. Any and all testers are welcome to download this and post feedback and bugs. Mostly bugs. Always with the bugs.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/13694360/Last%20Word%206-29-2014.exe

Some things to note is that some of the optional avenues are absent. The CHATTER function is incomplete, and so is the Key Topic: Wine Tasting. One or two other little things are being worked on right now, but since they aren't necessary to finish the game, I put them on the back burner.

Thanks, everyone, and I hope you enjoy it!

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Re: Last Word (TESTERS WANTED!)
« Reply #12 on: June 29, 2014, 08:37:54 AM »
I'll check it out - I'll give you feedback by the end of the day.

EDIT: I get "RGSS Player has stopped working" when trying to run it after install. Is this something to do with fonts again?

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Re: Last Word (TESTERS WANTED!)
« Reply #13 on: June 29, 2014, 09:41:02 AM »
I'll check it out - I'll give you feedback by the end of the day.

EDIT: I get "RGSS Player has stopped working" when trying to run it after install. Is this something to do with fonts again?
Did you try to add the game's exe to DEP exceptions? This is a common issue with RPXP games. I have to do this every time.

Downloading. I should have some time to check it later.

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Re: Last Word (TESTERS WANTED!)
« Reply #14 on: June 29, 2014, 11:34:30 AM »
Yeah, I think that's a DEP issue. This link should be the fix, Purp!

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc700810.aspx#XSLTsection124121120120