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 Post subject: Castronegro Blues
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 5:04 pm 
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Hi all!

Please enjoy my newest offering!

Castronegro Blues

I've attached the blorb for any who wish to try it out before the link is up on IFDB.

Thanks!

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Marshal


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 Post subject: Re: Castronegro Blues
PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 6:45 am 
Just for the sake of organisation: you describe this as a sort of sequel to Brian Timmons. I've played neither yet, but the connection seems to be that the same detective is the PC. So would you describe these as being part of a series, even if no more games appear? And what would you name the series? Does the PC have a name?


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 Post subject: Re: Castronegro Blues
PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 6:52 am 
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:D

Hi,
Thanks for replying! It does feature the same nameless detective from "Timmons" in a stand-alone adventure. It is part of a series because I've been inspired enough to begin working on a 3rd part. I couldn't think of a name for the series, loose as it is. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did implementing it! Thoughtful feedback is appreciated!

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 Post subject: Re: Castronegro Blues
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 7:30 am 
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I finished it! Nice game, Marshal
I cracked up at the last line of the winning screen:
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“Well,”, you say, “Keep your tits up, Claudine. You can just mail me the check.”, and you walk off; out of the train station and into the sunset.


Although it is quite short, to complete this game a lot of exploration and examination is required, and taking notes is higly recommended.

The puzzles are quite easy till the PC arrives in Castronegro. The "tough" rating seems due mainly to how to get rid of monsters (or better, to how not die by them), especially the main foe in
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the Diaz mansion
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The game is a bit rough in the interactions with the NPCs, essentially limited to (almost always) auto-start dialogs. Being this a mystery game, a deeper interactions would be wellcome.

Overall this game is enjoyable, without really bad points. Apparently there was more playtesting than "Timmons".

edit: I posted a larger review on ifdb


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 Post subject: Re: Castronegro Blues
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:43 pm 
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Overall this game is enjoyable, without really bad points.


aww thank you!!! :D

The last line of the game that you mentioned is a testament to my other thread post about trying to learn to craft better endings! lol :lol:

This is a partial map of the game, for anyone interested. . .


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 Post subject: Re: Castronegro Blues
PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:10 am 
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Downloaded it, will let you know how it plays!

(I haven't commented on your previous game at IFDB because I haven't got an account there yet...)

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:21 am 
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hope u like it!


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 4:58 am 
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This game can now be played online!

http://ifdb.tads.org/viewgame?id=b6tooi55yp4op4qp


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I'm stuck.

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I've gotten to the servitor; now I can interrogate Bernardo. But I can't leave this room; I'm entranced by the music, and I see no way to stop it. I've tried attacking the servitor and the flute with various weapons I have (revolver, sickle, cleaver) and I've tried actions like "cover my ears" to no avail; I guess there must be an inventory item I'm missing that will help protect me from the music?

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do u have the jar of chili powder?


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