You can now grab Legend of Hand over on Game Jolt!
Check out the Game Jolt page here
As we continue hurtling towards the release of Legend of Hand in the next few days, take a look at this behind the scenes video of the fun we had recording some of the vocal effects used in the game!
It's finally approaching... Legend of Hand should be released in the next week or so!
Stay tuned for further developments as we push it over the line :)
In the meantime, check out the two release trailers below:
It's been literally years since I did a blog post, in the meantime a million things have happened! Will write up a big blog entry soon. Until then here is a little summary of where we are at:
One of our upcoming games, Football Game has been greenlit on Steam, thank you for your support!
We are working hard on Legend of Hand and hopefully we are on target for release in late July 2017.
Football Game and Sumatra will both also be released by the end of the year, all going to plan!
Cloak and Dagger Games
Goodness it's been ages since I wrote an update on the website! If you've been following me on Twitter you'll see whilst we haven't progressed with "Legend of Hand" as much as we'd of liked to, we've been beavering away as much as possible for the last few months since the release of Pendek. Some news: we'll be showing a demo of our next game "Legend of Hand" at Adventure X on Saturday 12th December - the game is much more polished since we exhibited it last year and there is a lot of new content, so do pop in if you're in London. The event is being held at Goldsmiths University in New Cross, you can find more details here: http://www.screen7.co.uk/adventurex/
Between now and then we're going to polish up the demo as much as we can, and will release it online in the days following Adventure X - hopefully to coincide with a Greenlight campaign! Expect to see the demo available on websites like Gamejolt and itch.io.
Stay tuned for more! Thanks for reading,
We've been beavering away busily for the last few weeks making games for two jams - first was The Terrible Old Man for March MAGS 2015 (I'll write a proper blog about this soon), and then there was Pendek, for AdventureJam 2015. Pendek is now finished and available! You can read more about it and download free HERE
Things have been progressing okay over the last couple of months - work on our game The Legend of Hand is still ticking over, and nice feedback is still coming in for A Date in the Park. Thanks to everyone who's played it!
Whilst John is busy writing and drawing for the Legend of Hand, I often don't have too much to do. So I've started a writing and drawing up a new game! It's untitled at the moment, but is going to be a mystery/investigative style game, in a similar vein to Mudlarks. The story is inspired by a 'true' story, and is set in Canada in the 1800s. The main character is a farm hand who gets caught up in mysterious goings on at a farm in an isolated settlement. I've been putting up a few pics on Twitter that have had good feedback, so I'm really excited about this game, and it's nice to be writing and drawing again. As it's a bit of a massive side project, I'm not going to put a time frame on it. But the slowish rate The Legend of Hand is going, this new game might be the first one released!
So keep an eye on my Twitter for more updates, and I'll put a few more pics up here as well as they come along.
Thanks for reading!
It's been a full on couple of months, which saw the release of our little experimental game A Date in the Park. I'm really happy with the feedback on this one, it was a side project for me whilst I was programming our big game, and I am relatively happy with how it turned out. As always, glaring design issues become apparent after release... :D I've been loving reading peoples theories of what happens at the end and how it all fits together! I like games which can leave you wondering... :D Incidentally, there is something of an undercurrent to the story, and things don't unfold all that randomly if you can crack it! If you have any theories do let me know! The game has been favourably covered on Rock Paper Shotgun, Creepy Gaming, JayisGames and Adventure Gamers, amongst others :D It also got a small article in a respected French gaming magazine, Canard PC, which is very exciting! We've had over 2000 downloads already, thanks to everyone who has played it. Hoping to release it on Desura very soon too.
We are busy at work on our big project, The Legend of Hand, and things are in full swing! (as much as they can be when we all have full time jobs and busy lives... oh to do this full time!!!) I'm doing the programming on this game, with fellow Cloak and Dagger member John 'Barracuda' Inch doing all the art and story. We are now working on the second island of the game, which we hope to complete by February - all going to plan we will release late in 2015. This is going to be our first commercial release, with a Steam Greenlight campaign and everything on the horizon, so hopefully it will be a noticeable step up from our previous games :D
Speaking of The Legend of Hand, we showed it recently at AdventureX at London, and were very happy with the feedback. It was great to meet some genre legends at the convention, and there was lots of great games on display. A big thanks to Screen 7 for organising such a brilliant event.
Aside from all this, I've started writing another game, which started off as my next little side project, but is turning into a massive fully fledged game in its own right... so I'm mulling over if I should crack into that as well... but it might have to wait. It's a paranormal mystery set in Canada in the 1830s, I'll draw the graphics on this one. Needless to say, whatever happens, I'm sure we will have a fourth game in production very soon as we all have some cool ideas floating around! Adding fuel to the fire, Laurie bought me Adventure Creator for Unity, for Christmas. This programme is really great, and hopefully will help us make better quality games! It will be hard to say goodbye to AGS though...
Thanks for reading! Keep tuned to @shaunaitcheson on Twitter for more updates as things move along. Also keep an eye out for John's new blog that will appear at some point on this website, intriguingly entitled 'Barracuda's Corner'... it's guaranteed to be rather left field.
On December 6 & 7 we will be showing our new game 'The Legend of Hand' (working title) at the AdventureX expo in London! If you are in town, please do come along and check us out! We've been working on 'Hand' since April this year, it's a fully hand drawn adventure game with a few RPG elements. Details of the story (a rather epic quest) will be announced soon, at the moment we are working super hard to get a polished demo ready for the expo. The game itself should be finished in mid/late 2015. Hope to see you there!