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#1 Dartius   Members   -  Reputation: 215

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 01:37 AM

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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 have been working on VHS Story for 1 year now. 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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Most of coding and game mechanics are done as well as the art content. Now we’re working hard on assembling all parts together, scripting storyline and making a game-balance job.

We hope we can release an alpha build with some small part of the storyline in about a month.

 

 

 

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   We are "GameJam"- a small indie game studio based Saint-Petersburg, Russia.  The studio was founded  four years ago by two friends.
   We were crazy about making games and had experience in programming, but had no knowledge of game development. The whole history of studio’s growing up is a struggle for the opportunity to make games that we want.
 At the moment the studio is composed of 4 people, and we have experience in creating commercial social and mobile games (see list of projects), but we’ve always wanted to make a game that has a soul, in which we ourselves would be happy to play.

 

 

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   Now we are going to have a closed alpha version in 2-3 months. The final game will be released this autumn! 

 

We've also started pre-orders on our site:

 

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   If you don't want to wait for the final release, if you’d like a chance to play a closed alpha version and get extras (preorder bonus pack) you can place your pre-order by clicking here. (There’s more info about the pre-order on our site.)

 

 

 

Our site/blog: http://vhs-story.com 
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Edited by Dartius, 17 March 2015 - 05:23 AM.

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#2 Kevin_T   Members   -  Reputation: 110

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Posted 14 March 2014 - 07:20 AM

I'm a big fan of 80s/90s movies and I quite liked the game, definitely following this!



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Posted 16 March 2014 - 04:12 AM

This is how our artist makes our cool pixelart. From sketch to final look.
 

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Edited by Dartius, 14 April 2014 - 05:00 AM.

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Posted 17 March 2014 - 10:09 AM

VHS Story Teenage Mutant Ninja Alligator send Irish luck and lots of hugs to wish a happy St. Patrick's Day! smile.png

Here is our version of TMNT smile.png

 

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Edited by Dartius, 14 April 2014 - 05:30 AM.

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 10:13 AM

Do you recognize this guy?

 

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#6 Dartius   Members   -  Reputation: 215

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 09:37 AM

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.


Edited by Dartius, 22 April 2014 - 07:35 AM.

Our DevLog: vhs-story.com


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Posted 21 April 2014 - 02:50 PM

That looks awesome, the game was quite fun to play as well =). The first tutorial explanation has some errors in it, it says bottom right for the character info button instead of bottom left, also check the grammar of the sentences of all your tutorials. Best of luck with your game!



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Posted 25 April 2014 - 06:31 AM

That looks awesome, the game was quite fun to play as well =). The first tutorial explanation has some errors in it, it says bottom right for the character info button instead of bottom left, also check the grammar of the sentences of all your tutorials. Best of luck with your game!

 

Thanks! It'll be fixed!


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Posted 23 May 2014 - 08:06 AM

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.


Edited by Dartius, 23 May 2014 - 08:07 AM.

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Posted 23 May 2014 - 08:14 AM

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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.


Edited by Dartius, 23 May 2014 - 08:40 AM.

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Posted 30 May 2014 - 09:10 AM

Do you know how to combine these things?  wink.gif

 

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 09:45 AM

What movie/video games references do you recognize here?

 

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 04:49 AM

Indiana Jones, ??, ??, Ninja Turtles(Donatello), Mortal Kombat(raiden).



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Posted 17 June 2014 - 09:53 AM

Very interesting basis. Combines an automated combat system from 4D boxing (commodore 64 FTW!) with some interesting DOS-era game mechanics.

Basically puts a lot of visual on concepts found in nowadays boring iOS games. Congratz for that!

 

Couldn't find a way to buy more food in the alpha (I'm guessing that was intended). Otherwise looking great, a bit repetitive (I'm guessing that's where the other features will kick in). What's your timeline for this?


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Posted 19 June 2014 - 09:11 AM

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

 

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Edited by Dartius, 19 June 2014 - 09:23 AM.

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 05:57 AM

Work in progress! VHS Story team.

 

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 06:43 AM

VHS Story hero earns his first money.

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Posted 01 September 2014 - 05:42 AM

Do you remember Rocky 4 and winter? We've got it in our VHS_Story game smile.png 

 

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Edited by Dartius, 01 September 2014 - 05:44 AM.

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Posted 05 September 2014 - 07:39 AM

It snows. There are bears everywhere. Game scene in VHS Story game smile.png 

More information on our blog

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

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Posted 07 September 2014 - 01:43 PM

Nostalgia is over 9000. Great work guys! I'll definitely be following this.







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