I loved these games but are there any actual game play vids? What engine is it using for the actual gaming part?
It's back, baby. I donated 100$ during the Kickstarter. Money.well.fucking.spent. Can't wait. It gives me 90s tingles.
I loved these games but are there any actual game play vids? What engine is it using for the actual gaming part?
I can't find them on youtube, but the videos over at the project fedora members area show the gameplay and have for a while. Very, very similar to Pandora moreso than Overseer. Fans are basically directing the game so they're using what worked, not anything groundbreaking new. I'll look around tomorrow and post what I can find from the site. I thought they'd be public by now. Just a bone they threw to people who donated.
Wait, so was this the Kickstarter? Oh shit I didn't even realize it reached goal. Donated back however long ago and just never read my Gmails.... hell yeah!
I can't find the videos for the life of me, but I swear I saw one showing gameplay VERY similar to Pandora. Looked through the TM: Mutant League boards too, nada.
They are still accepting sponsors/pre-orders over at Texmurphy.com and the fedora site. If anyone has any plans at all of buying this, it's best to do so now as the money continues to go towards the production. At the end of this month that will no longer be true as they're getting close to done. They've added a lot more content since shooting past the 450k goal to 650k including movies, cast, puzzles, music, etc...
Super Sekret "Mutant League" video, will premier at Salt Lake Comic-Con. Yeah..on youtube :P Looks awesome.
I don't even think I got an update from the Kickstarter campaign / email about what was going on with this.
Yeah just checked gmail, the last thing I had from Big Finish or Kickstarter was in November of last year.
OH HELL YES!
Wait 2013 OP??? Is it out!?
Steam has it coming out next Tuesday.
so many fond memories of playing this series
Anyways, just pre-ordered this, and the Steam deal also gives you Pandora's Directive for free if you do it before the 22nd.
EDIT: Game delayed until May 7th
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Mixing some console and PC titles here, but the list of my favs that I can remember off the top of my head
Gabriel Knight Series
Mad Dog McCree
Police Quest: SWAT
SpyCraft: The Great Game
Tex Murphy Series
Wing Commander 3
You can add Return to Zork to that list.
Did a search, didn't see it. I had it pointed out to me on Steam. The kickstarter kickstarted and Tex Murphy is coming back at least one more time!
If there was a thread and I didn't see it TOO BAD I ALREADY HIT SUBMIT NEW THREAD.
THE POWER IS MINE.
(It looks amazingly true to the original, art wise. And he used that same sort of live-action capture that they used to use back in the 90's. Tex was p' koo. And it's 20 bucks. Take a look!)
Search forum thread titties, parameter "tex" returned nothing. NOTHING
Didn't read lol
Cool though. I did think it was odd that I'd be the first to notice a new fucking Tex Murphy
I'm sure the fault lies with me, but I never find thread titles/content/posters I'm looking for via search.
I must not know how to use it, though I'd think it'd be a simple and relatively intuitive process
This is out tomorrow!
So looking forwards to it (though dreading having to do the damn mantle puzzle again. I am no good at sliding puzzles). Wish they would also do a kickstarter for HD remakes of the older games. Nothing new, just fund the development cost of brushing them up a bit. I would easily pay for that, and think that they would still sell well today. Great stories. Under a killing moon was amazing when it came out.
EDIT: Been wondering about the size due to the low cost of the game. Apparently there is over 5 hours of just FMV sequences, so larger than any of the previous games.
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Just got my Steam key credit for the game. Unfortunately stuck in the office all day so won't be able to start until tonight. Boo hiss!
I gave up on the demo due to that sliding puzzle. I hate those things. Will make a more concerted effort when I buy the full game.
The verdict they gave was that it is not perfect, but true to the roots and feels like a Tex Murphy game.
Downloading it now.
EDIT: As to sliding puzzle. Small hint for it
Also, small hint to scores if you care about that, be sure to examine all pieces (including all steps of a combine) for 2 points per examine. If you use 3 items for a 2 step combined item and examine only the last finished piece, I think you will only get 2 points instead of a possible 10.
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Played this for 5 hours before giving up on a wine rack puzzle. Probably overthinking it. Worth the price of admission so far. I've missed these old FMV adventure games.
Still haven't started. Fucking download time. Will be playing this all day tomorrow.
Thanks for using spoiler tags folks.
I didn't put two and two together until Slacker Alex used the Tom Servo joke from MST3K: The Movie and I was like, "oh, Kevin Murphy!"
Played it for about an hour. Loving it so far. Great Easter Eggs with the throwback videos, and the story is really fascinating so far and we haven't even gotten in to Nikola Tesla yet. Also really liked all the comments for the major donators mugshots.
Reached a point where I need to find a wheel for the zipline thingy, and/or keys to warehouse. If someone wants to spoiler those for me, it'd save some time when I get home tonight. Pretty much scoured Chandler ave, back alleys and Coit. Missing something obvious I'm sure.
Right now I'm stuck maybe an hour after that on where to go next after:
edit: playing on Gamer, btw, without any hints
I'm at pretty much the same spot, but I think I found what to do after that:
A sequel to Under a Killing Moon? Holy shnikies!
The Unofficial Tex Murphy Web Site :: Case Files :: Radio Theater
Think even more of those were made to the backers of this game.
Game is good. Some of the just random bits had me genuinely laughing.
Just finished it in ~11 hours. Great game. And fuck anyone who played it in non-gamer mode. Some of those item locations were retarded.
The puzzles are completely subjective. The wine bottle puzzle took me 5 seconds and others are saying that was the hardest. The checker board next to it? 3 fucking hours before finally using an old pirate's mantra. And others say that was easy. So it's kind of where your mind is I guess at the moment.
I'm at the house with Mantus. Incredible story so far, exactly what Tex Murphy has always been. Sure, you can see where the game would be much more fleshed out with millions to spend on it. But for 600k you can tell they spent every penny making a true sequel. I'm really hoping there's another Kickstarter in a year or so for a sequel.
So good, now I've been playing all the older Tex Murphy games memory lane I guess...
My problem though is that Overseer isn't loading for me. Might have to pull out my old computer and see if it still breathes.
And yeah the Senet puzzle took like 5 seconds. Almost every game like this has had a variation on some chess puzzle. At this point think we've done them all. 7th Guests were by far the most infuriating as a kid and seeing them for the 1st time.
edit: I'm an idiot... never mind
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Finished it earlier today. Overall, it's definitely a solid entry in the series that any fan should be happy with.
That said, it's also really ugly outside of the FMV sequences. The world geometry and many of the textures look like they could have been copied directly out of one of the old games. The puzzles were also too easy for my tastes; anytime I got stuck it was because I knew what item I needed to find to solve a puzzle, but couldn't locate it in the environment without the flashlight sparkles being there in gamer mode.
If it wasn't a Tex Murphy sequel--something I never thought I'd see happen after so long--I'd probably give it about a 6.5. Tex deserves an extra +1 though, just because. I really hope they make another one and have enough extra in the budget to improve on all the non-FMV parts of the game as well.
I am really liking the look of this, not far in mind.
That being said, I started up Under a Killing Moon and I just can't play it. The movement mode is impossible on a modern computer. Mouse control just doesn't happen. Plenty of chat on the web about the WASD/Mouse in Tesla Effect being much better too. If anyone knows any mods or tweaks for the older game to make the controls well, work, then I would be very grateful.
Never played any of these games... so where should I start?
Well did you ever play anything in this genre / style? If not it is hard to say and you may as well start with this. The old ones are going to come off as extremely dated and the level of 'camp' may not be as charming to you.
Otherwise Under a Killing Moon would probably be good. And you can go through from there.
Going from Under a Killing moon would be a good introduction to the series from a story standpoint, and if you start with this one, I doubt you will be able to handle the movement mechanics of the old ones without getting upset. I tried Pandoras Directive again, and the only thing pushing me forwards is that I know I enjoy the story and puzzles, but I can't stand the movement of the old games anymore. I think both good old games and steam will award you one of the older ones by buying this (GOG lets you pick, steam gives you Pandoras Directive), and you can try them from there. Steam has a demo for this game, so can try that to see if you like it.
Under a killing moon, pandoras directive and the overseer though are all great stories, as Tex is the best PI ever. But as Jait said, they are nostalgic to the 90s FMV crowd, unsure how they would be received today. I enjoyed them immensely, similarly with the Ripper (that as a kid introduced me to the blue oyster cult)
....speaking of: 11th Hour was up on GOG for $1.49 this morning, wonder if I missed 7th Guest
Nope, only 11th Hour is part of the insomnia sale.
Full list here: Spring Insomnia Promo Tracker, page 1 - Forum - GOG.com (they repeat that list over and over until the event ends, but the order changes each round)
This was fun, if only for the humor. It can't be selling well because I sure as shit couldn't find a spoiler when I needed one. Yeah, watch a 20 minute fucking video to catch the part where he picks up a goddamn quarter off the ground. (the only thing I had to look up)
I was an 80s kid so I remember watching and reading about how awesome FMV games where and the 3d-i or whatever Philips cd was etc. the Daedalus Encounter (sp?) was one I distinctly remember watching demo CDs about and reading about how its crazy... and then one day with a bunch of friends watching "bad movies" i.e. cheezy movies- we found one with Michael Khoen (Chekov from Orig StarTrek) and it was like where they took an old FMV game and made it into a full movie lol oh it was terribad.
Maximum Surge (Video Game 1996) - IMDb - its also called "Game Over" that's the one I saw
I don't mind bad controls, I go back and play like space quest 3 and 4 and quest for glory etc because they are fun :-)
There are only a couple of things that I would really like to see a larger budget game change.
One being the quality and consistency of the dialogue trees and choices. They were very hit or miss on how they blended in to the overall conversations. Sometimes the didn't reflect what the conversation was even about. Hopefully a little more funding and time / quality control could address that.
Two the quality of the textures and backgrounds. There is a fine line between keeping the look and feel of one of these games and expecting it to look like a AAA production. But certainly they could do better than some of the stuff they used.
Everything else was pretty spot on. Wouldn't ask for better actors or a better story, or anything like that. It was a welcomed visit to an old series and genre that I'm glad to find I still enjoy and it wasn't just rose colored glasses. It was #1 on GOG for a while and was trending on Steam after they worked out whatever bug it had. About 10 seconds of Google couldn't uncover actual sales numbers though. Maybe Big Finish will do a post-mort and release something.
I think you should really let them experience a steam sale or two, this is a game I would absolutely buy for 5 bucks, but not at full price. I think there is a lot of people like me who would do the same. Sales on digital titles really drive profits compared to sales on say brick and mortar copies - its not even the same animal. There is no way this doesn't make money if it goes on sale twice this year.
Because we only stand for being owned and used for profit by our own. Rererolled.org
Got an email today from the Kickstarter that Oculus Rift support will be added "soon". It's also going to go on sale on Steam, and GoG shortly.
Finally got around to playing this. As an avid fan of the previous Tex Murphy games, I have to say that I absolutely loved it. The textures for the actual gameplay didn't effect me at all. When I played this I expected something in the vein of Under A Killing Moon graphically and I got something far better and with better controls. I could have done without the sliding puzzles and the actor for the electronics shop was just terrible but c'est la vie.
If you love old Tex Murphy games than this game is totally worth the price.
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