Looks good! I'm looking forward to seeing it in motion.
You might want to remove the "download it now" link from the game's page until it's available for download.
Our next game, The Great Tree, was officially announced today.
The art is by the same artist who did Wik, and the simlarities in the look of the game are fairly apparent (and I think that is a good thing!).
The game is a survival collecting game where you collect pollen and avoid enemies. Some of the enemies, like the Death Toad, interact with the player from the background of the scene. I personally found it shockingly cool the first time a background element came to life. (the mushroom face in the screenshot below is another background creature that 'wakes up' when you are near - it's hard to describe, but as you play a character whose survival is based on flight, not fight, those huge creatures in the background noticing your presence is terrifying in a VERY good way)
The story is told through movies made up of voice over and panning over drawings. The effect is pretty cool.
The package overall is very different than your typical casual game. We're excited for the more grown-up feel and the game being a "gamer's" game. Enjoy the screenshots below.
Screenshot - Story
Screenshot - More Story
Screenshot - Gameplay
Screenshot - More Gameplay
Drawings, more screenshots, story, wallpapers and more info on the game can be found here: http://www.thegreattreegame.com/index.html
The game is currently slated to come out on the 19th on Reflexive, and a few days earlier (13th?) on The Great Tree website.
Looks great! It makes me want to play. I'll be waiting for it's release.
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That mushroom guy is amazing.
I'd like to see it but for some reason I can't except for the first screenshot? - oh well :P
Glad to hear so much positivity. Joystiq and a couple of other places noticed it as well, which is very exciting.
Sorry that the pics aren't working for some, not quite sure why. The Joystiq article has one of the gameplay screenshots, one of my favorites. I keep thinking we should do a video of that Mushroom waking up and then tracking you with his eyes, and trying to eat you, it's just amazing to see. (and terrifying!...but in an 'this is freaking awesome' sort of way)
Yep looks awesome, I'm keen to try out the gameplay.
Yep it's pretty good, I'll be posting some first impressions tomorrow on www.binaryjoy.com when I get an affilaite code! I found a bug too, put it in your blog Russell.
Just played forty minutes on normal. I like the gameplay, it's fairly addictive but I thought it was easy and felt short, beating 23 levels on 5th of 10 sets with only one loss. This have to do with the magic + strength focused upgrade along with the ancient fire multiplly score factor - I launch a fire, kill a bunch of critters, restore pollen, and retrieve the bonus from critters (like a mega pollen), and repeat.
Nevertheless, this game is fun. Good luck with sales!
Yeh, fun game... although the first screens got me expecting something else I enjoyed Wik - and this game was fine, but kind of not in the theme I enjoy. Putting Wik dude as the main character would have been interesting
Tried demo around 10 minutes.
Another good-but-unusual game from Reflexive, as I think. Almost unique & special & (kinda difficult) as [Wik...]?
Great game. very simple but absolutely addictive. i will definitely buy it in the near future. after playing it for about an hour i must say that i have the bad feeling, that this game is not quite long. looks as if it could be played through in about 2h. that seems a little short.