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The Shot a horror short

#1 User is offline   Bramble 

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Posted 06 June 2021 - 07:10 AM

Hey guys, I made a game because I love you all so much.

Actually, I've been staying at my parents house, and I have time on my hands to make shit.

I had fun with this one, and I hope that comes through.

Seeing Lancer and Lachesis' competition games inspired me to make this. I tried to improve my graphics with this one and make it more visually appealing than previous games.

No surprise: It's horror.

Enjoy:

  • werewolves
  • killer robots
  • bloodthirsty snakes
  • psychos
  • evil scientists
  • lots of blood
  • giant spiders
  • and much muchmc huc mmoreeeeaasdad


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Hope you like it. Let me know what you think.

>>> Download game here <<<

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Posted 06 June 2021 - 07:25 AM

You can use Audacity to convert them to Ogg Vorbis files, which should be much smaller and not audibly much different at higher quality settings. Though if those WAVs are non-original copyrighted music you might want to consider checking out the public domain section of the Mod Archive. :)

edit: Here's a link for Audacity, I forgot to include one...
edit 2: In case it's not clear, you can also convert the sound effects to Ogg, which makes those a lot smaller too (though you'd have to go fix any references to them).

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Posted 06 June 2021 - 07:28 AM

View PostLachesis, on 06 June 2021 - 03:25 AM, said:

You can use Audacity to convert them to Ogg Vorbis files, which should be much smaller and not audibly much different at higher quality settings. Though if those WAVs are non-original copyrighted music you might want to consider checking out the public domain section of the Mod Archive. :)/>/>/>/>/>/>/>

edit: Here's a link for Audacity, I forgot to include one...


Thank you! I've found a way to upload the file through a third party site. I think it's legit. I think it's safe. Anyway, maybe I'll convert the files at some point. But for now, I'm going to bed. Download the game, guys! It's fun!

::inspired by Lachesis:: :D/>/>/>

Edit: Oh, I have Audacity. I didn't know it converted files to ogg vorbis. That's great. Let me know what you think about the game Lachesis!

Edit2: Wait fgggghghhh I didn't include all the files. Hold on... [ok. fixed]

Edit3: Corrected some other mistakes in the game.

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Posted 06 June 2021 - 07:40 AM

I will definitely try it out soon.

More details on converting them in Audacity: it might be worth updating to a newer version of Audacity, since Audacity makes conversion to OGG a lot easier now. Pretty much, you can just load the WAV, go to File > Export > Export as OGG, select a quality level in the format options (6 or 7 is usually a good compromise), and save it. For example, Slow.wav (34MB) drops to 5MB when converted to a -q7 OGG, which would be enough to get past the current upload cap (100MB). I recommend you at least convert all of the other big files though...

Also, noticed "Free Music Archive" in the tags while writing that up... looks neat, sorry for doubting you. It's just the last couple of times this happened before the music in question ended up being definitely NOT free music... :shades:
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w/ Lancer-X and/or asgromo: Pandora's Gate - Thanatos Insignia - no True(n) - For Elise OST
MegaZeux: Online Help File - Keycode Guide - Joystick Guide - Official GIT Repository

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Posted 06 June 2021 - 06:48 PM

Thanks for the tips! I appreciate the details here. I will try to try to try...to try... to convert the files :p LOL

Yeah, got all the music free. There are some cool sites out there, though I wish I knew of a totally free, self-supporting wav/ogg site (besides, like, chiptunes). Alas, you go with what you have.

I’ve corrected some stupid bugs in the game. Should be ready for optimal play. Though of course, I say, and then there will inevitably be something that effs up. When you rush, you make mistakes...

Loved your game btw Lachesis. The one where the town is attacked with the cool tree and house graphics. One thing, though: I couldn’t get through the first level. Above the first few enemies at the first or second “turn”, the grass blocked me and it stopped my gameplay. Any idea about that? Did I miss something?
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Posted 06 June 2021 - 07:04 PM

Finished it! Very good game, I like the narrative and the cosy ending. A bit hand holding at time, action scenes superb, excellent setting. I had some troubles finding the path to the window at first, but then I got it. Also "Save!", but I forgot you had to push F3 to save.

Good production!

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Posted 07 June 2021 - 01:13 AM

Thanks Frankie! Great points. Thanks for your feedback. Always can count on you to give a thoughtful review ;) appreciate you
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Posted 16 June 2021 - 12:31 AM

I can't figure out how to get out of the gated yard at the very beginning of the game. I'm guessing that the key to the shack is hidden somewhere, but I wasn't able to find it.

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Posted 16 June 2021 - 10:49 PM

Hey kclancy! so good to hear from you. So, in order to get into the shack, you need a key that's inside the house. Look for the irregular bricks next to the window far left, then climb up by going one space to the left of the first irregular brick. Hit the window with the bone and walk inside. The key is somewhere in there. Not the first one you find, but the second (you may have to search a dead body!)
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