First of all, as massive thanks to everyone for making Mudlarks a great success, it has passed 5000 downloads and has been featured favourably on many websites as well as a review in a Greek gaming mag! After initial buggy releases things smoothed out nicely, and we've taken all the lessons on board.
Now, what are we working on? Firstly, we have a MASSIVE project that we've been working on since April, tentatively called 'Hand'. It's a point and click adventure with RPG elements, set in a very unique world and featuring hand drawn graphics and animations by our man John. Much more information will come out about this over time... we are hoping to get some screenshots and more game info out by the end of this month.
In the meantime, whilst John has been busy beavering away with Hand, I've been working on a little side project. This game should be out in the next two to three months, and is called A DATE IN THE PARK.
This is a going to be a mystery/horror point and click, with a similar graphic style to Mudlarks - but is much smaller in scale. The game can be completed in thirty minutes to an hour. The story is as thus:
You are Lou. You've just moved to Lisbon, Portugal, to take on a new job and a new life. You've only been in town for a week when on a night out, you meet and fall for the beautiful and enchanting Catarina, a lovely local who promises to meet you the next day in her favourite park for a date.
You arrive there, the sun is shining, the park is beautiful, and hopes are high. What could possibly go wrong?
A Date in the Park is a short game, with an emphasis on atmosphere and a sense of something strange in the air. With some great twists of course. Hopefully it will be the first of a few short narrative games that we will release whilst production of our big project chugs away over time.
Have a look at these screenshots, which I must emphasise are very rough and very much works in progress. But it gives you an idea of how the game will look when the graphics are finalised.
Keep an eye on here and on Twitter for more updates. A Date in the Park will be posted on Gamejolt, Desura, IndieDB, Mangotron, itch.io and such websites when it is finished, and will be a free download!
In coming weeks I'll be looking for help in testing the game, if you are interested please contact me using the form on this website, or directly on Twitter @shaunaitcheson. Also toying with the idea of voice acting for this one, if you speak Portuguese please get in touch! :D
Thanks for reading guys, stay tuned for more!