Video Hero Story

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  1. Dartius

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    VHS Story. ALPHA VERSION

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    VHS Story is going to be an epic story for PC, MAC, Linux.


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    Video Hero Super Story (VHS Story) is a strategy / tycoon / streetfighter-manager game with 80-90s atmosphere, nostalgia and lots of games/movies references.

    You have to manage your time and money to improve your fighter skills on one side and your training equipment on the other. You will start as an unknown fighter in the underground club and must work your way to the top and solve the mystery from your past.

    Improve your characteristics, learn new fight moves and unlock new abilities in the skill tree. Make your setup for every fight to suit the particular situation and opponent.

    Choose your way wisely. Every decision matters. You can be a super-hero, a criminal or waste your life watching TV, or even run your own gym.

    The game is a mix of a non-linear storyline, a tycoon-like gameplay, RPG elements and a tactical fight.


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    • Nostalgia of the 80s and 90s.
    • Lots of references to movies and games 80 – 90s. (i.e. if you get a job as pizza guy – it’s a chance to meet the Teenage Mutant Ninja Alligators).
    • A lot of irony.
    • Leveling up and character progression.
    • Perks: Some are partly gained at birth and others after quests have been completed and come to a decision. (Perks during the game are very important).
    • Nonlinear story line. You have an opportunity to prepare for every fight, to study and analyze the opponent’s strengths and weaknesses.
    • Don’t manage to beat an opponent, try to buy information about his weaknesses in advance, or for example poison his beloved hamster.



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    We are "Lazy Bear Games"- a small indie game studio based Saint-Petersburg, Russia. Studio was founded 6 years ago by two friends as "Game Jam Studio" and changed its name to "Lazy Bear Games" in April 2015.

    We started game development as a hobby and now it is our full-time job. We are about 30 years old, so we spent our childhood in the era of NES/Sega consoles, TMNT cartoon series and movies with S.Stallone, A.Schwarzenegger, J.K.Vandam spread on VHS cassettes.

    We love that era and want to make a game full of nostalgia and different references to the culture of that time. We are big fans of strategic games of all kinds. So, we decided to mix these 2 things and the idea of "VHS Story" came out.
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    We have been working on VHS Story for 1 year now. We’ve been greenlit on Steam, and we’ve made it just in 5 days! We ended up with 70% yes votes!

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    The first VHS Story's Alpha version is available to buy now. You can purchase it HERE. We plan to be on Steam Early Access for approximately in 2-3 months. The final game will be released by the end of the year 2015!

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    If you don't want to wait for the final release, if you want to play a closed alpha version and get extras (preorder bonus pack) you can purchase VHS Story by clicking here. The Alpha will be updated to the newest version every 2 weeks.



    Our site/blog: www.vhs-story.com
    Twitter: @VHS_Story
    Facebook: facebook.com/VHSStory
     
    #1 Dartius, Mar 10, 2014
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  2. Dartius

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    Meanwhile we are working on more cool animation for our hero.

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    #2 Dartius, Mar 12, 2014
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    This looks good. From a business perspective I'm wondering if you are missing a trick by not targeting tablet as well?

    How deep is the ring fighting game - I'm not a fight guy so usually I'm just mashing buttons in these kinds of games but if I ever felt like I was controlling the little guy I might get into these kinds of games more.
     
  4. Dartius

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    Our 1st goal is to make a version for PC. We want to make an oldschool sim/tycoon/strategy with a quite long game session without any microtransactions. So, it seems not so good for mobile market...

    The fight is now (you can see in the demo) is totally zero-player, i.e. you can't do anything during the fight. We want to make a tycoon, not an arcade.

    But we still thinking about including some quick-time-evens or something like this in the fight. But this needs play-testing because we don't want to break our strategic gameplay with arcade mechanics.
     
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    This is how our artist makes our cool pixelart. From sketch to final look.

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    Looks awesome.
     
  7. Dartius

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    VHS Story Teenage Mutant Ninja Alligator send Irish luck and lots of hugs to wish a happy St. Patrick's Day! :)
    Here is our version of TMNT :)

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  8. Dartius

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    Do you recognize this guy?

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    Here's a small part of a shop with many interesting stuff ;)

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    More information in our blog.
    Keep up with VHS Story news on the official Twitter and Facebook pages.
     
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    Just started sketching our first female character.

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    More information in our blog.
    Keep up with VHS Story news on the official Twitter and Facebook pages.
     
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    All day long we're trying to make her more sexy :)
    Here is the whole progress:

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    More information in our blog.
    Keep up with VHS Story news on the official Twitter and Facebook pages.
    Try VHS Story alpha version here.
     
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    Do you know how to combine these things? :confused:

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    That looks awesome, the game was quite fun to play as well :) Keep at it and good luck with your project!!!
     
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    What movie/video games references do you recognize here?

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    The hero of VHS Story is watching WorldCup2014. What is your favourite team?

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    Work in progress! VHS Story team.
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    VHS Story hero earns his first money.

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    Do you remember Rocky 4 and winter? We've got it in our VHS Story game!

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    It snows. There are bears everywhere. Game scene in VHS Story game :)

    More information on our blog.
    Keep up with VHS Story news on the official Twitter and Facebook pages.

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  20. Dartius

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    Hey guys! :)

    Take a look at our blog post. VHS Story project news is here.

    Keep up with VHS Story news on the official Twitter and Facebook pages.

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    #20 Dartius, Sep 30, 2014
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