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The devblog of Fran Bow

Posted by bladderbloat, 16 November 2012 · 829 views

Hello!

We are making a point and click game for PC/Android and hopefully if we have the economy for it also the Apples and linux! This is all made in Gamemaker:Studio and I will be writing about everything in the development process. From where we stand now to the day we launch and how it goes after that, in pure detail, be it for good or really really bad!

About the game:

Fran Bow is a point and click adventure with a touch of horror. You play as Fran Bow, a little girl with a unique perception of the world around her. Her parents are brutally murdered and the only thing she has left is her cat and aunt Grace who takes care of her. But something happens, her cat vanishes and she is taken to an asylum for mad children where she loses her memory. One day the cat appears outside her window and she starts to plot her escape... During her way back home she will unlock fragments of her memory about the murder of her parents and finally discover who did it.

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(Kinda old design on the girl right now)

You get to use pills to see the world shift into a gore filled madworld. It's a crucial part of the game since lots of the puzzles need you to jump in and out of the two different realitys. Sometimes using the pills summons Remor, a hallucination of Fran Bows insane mind, and starts chasing you around. If you get caught by him you lose one day out of 60. Lose them all and it's game over. You can always switch off the pills to make him dissappear.

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There is going to be some minigames in there aswell. Short but hard retro-games you will need to complete to progress in the game.
Right now we are almost done with the first chapter of five. It'll propably go faster now since im almost done with coding the engine, but goddam those bugs just won't stop reproducing..

Anyway, im the programmer and the second half is my wife doing all the art and game design.

Here's our first video of how the game is coming along!
http://youtu.be/p7YM_Cbtdik

Photoshop, Gimp and Animestudio is used for the art & animation.

We also have the wordpress http://killmonday.wordpress.com/
Thanks for reading!




This looks great! I really like the art style, and I'm always interested in new adventure games. I can't wait to see more!
Sweet! We are drawing and coding our asses off to get this done, I can't wait to play it myself :) Doing the first mini-game right now after the first chapter.
Looks really interesting, looking forward to seeing your progress!
Almost done with the first minigame! It's the one between chapter 1 and 2, where you escape from the asylum.. in PACMAN mode! Might have done it too hard tho, but that's the only way.

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This is the style for the minigame!
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