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#1 Dartius   Members   -  Reputation: 148

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 01:37 AM

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


CLICK to watch VHS Story teaser

 

About the game

   VHS Story is a game with 80-90s atmosphere about a guy who likes to fight and dreams to become the greatest fighter in the world.
   Together with Hero (yeah, that’s his name!) you start as a small town fighter who fights on the streets and underground fight clubs and try to become the best of the best.
   Throughout the whole game you have to make decisions which may affect the Hero’s character and fate, and will determine whether he will become rich and famous or a couch potato in front of the TV.
   You will not only be a fighter along with Hero, but you are responsible for your daily life, your diet, your physical training, to prepare for the fights and all the fighter’s responsibilities to become successful.
   It is all up to you!…. whether Hero will become a well-known fighter and a celebrity or devote himself to the fight against evil or maybe….fall into the dark side.
 

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Main features

  • 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.

 

Current progress

 

   We've been working on this game for one month. And today we are ready to present you pre-alpha version.smile.png
   Unfortunately this version does not have a lot of what the final game will….;-), but we were able to implement the basic game mechanics. Current alpha version has a time-limited game session (you are just given a certain amount of food in the fridge).  The player’s goal is to win as many fights as possible during this limited time. Each new competitor is stronger than the previous one, so you need to train harder to prepare for the fight.  You may use various workout equipment to increase strength, stamina, agility and to improve your fight skills. Of course, you have to buy this equipment first.  Money can be earned by winning a fight or by taking a regular and boring job.
   As a result, the alpha version of VHS Story came out very competitive and replay able. As we already mentioned, this version does not include: the main plot, quests and perks, relationships with other characters and other game zones. The game interface is far from the final version and the music utilized was taken from free libraries.



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About us

 

   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 3 people, and we have experience in creating commercial social and mobile games, but we’ve always wanted to make a game that has a soul, in which we ourselves would be happy to play.

 

Our plans

 

   Now we are going to have a functional beta version in 2-3 months. Then we will go to the Steam Greenlight and Kickstarter to get money for tons of fine pixel art content :eyebrows:


Our site/blog: www.vhs-story.com
icon_twitter2.png Twitter: @VHS_Story
facebook_small.png Facebook: facebook.com/VHSStory
 


Edited by Dartius, 31 May 2014 - 05:57 PM.

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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: 148

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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.

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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

All day long we're trying to make her more sexy smile.png

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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