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  1. Beached! (Prelude) hinting system: Every object in the game comes with its own hint/suggestion.   This is how hints can be found:   *) At every fresh start of the game, an object or its location is hinted at. *) Click the gray links within the text: they all point towards an object or its location. *) Not all nouns are in gray, so be sure to look at everything! *) LOOKing (L) at an object gives you a little bit of info on it. After retrieving it, EXAMINE (X) the object to retrieve a hint on where or how to use it.   Here’s an example: After locating it, looking at the coconut tells you it’s a fleshy green fruit containing a brown hairy nut. Then, after wrecking your foot (and a bit of the game’s display as well), you can pick up and examine the nut. Wow, it’s a killer…  I wonder what it could kill?
  2. Hi, all! The instructions bug has been crushed! Sorry about that one. Enjoy Beached! (Prelude)
  3.   Hi all, and welcome to Beached! (Prelude).   After releasing Beached! (part 1) successfully last December, a sequel was just a matter of time. Beached! (Prelude) is a new teaser to Beached! (part 2), which will be released later this year.   After shipwrecking your yacht on a reef, you find yourself on a deserted beach somewhere in the Caribbean. At first sight, there's nowhere you can go. Use your wit and common sense to escape anyway, without hurting yourself too much. Prelude is an escape room game that was initially designed to merely test drive the new parser and interface. But since we liked it so much, we decided to share it anyway.   Since the release of Part 1, the amount of feedback has been overwhelming. You guys actually built this new game, since no feedback was laid aside. The best improvement of all is Mr. Theodore "Ted" C. Lim. He joined me for Prelude and is responsible for both the editing and the storytelling. He did a great job, guys! You'll notice while playing, I'm sure.   So, have fun and... WACKIYAHOOWHAA!  :lol:  (...don't worry, you'll get that one)  Ted and Ewald Beached! portal  
  4. Feedback anyone? Part 2 is now in development and I'd like to learn from you how I can improve it Thx in advance!.
  5. Hello all! After just than one week on the forums, Beached! has received many replies, complaints, requests and compliments. Over 700 visitors have played the game so far. Thank you all for that!   All the feedback has been processed and Beached! has been overhauled thoroughly: 1) Hundreds of grammar and spelling errors have been corrected. 2) The rudeness of the game has been downgraded quite firmly. 3) Many, many bugs have been crushed. 4) Many misleading location exits have been fixed. 5) A walkthrough map has been added to guide you through the puzzles. 6) The text parser has been upgraded from a '2-words-max' processor to one that actually reads small sentences (WIP continuously). 7) A graphics on/off button has been added to make the game more accessible for people using narrator software. 8) The loading time of the game has been reduced by 75%. 9) Apple Macbook users or Windows safari users must have Quicktime installed to get the game running.    (Windows Safari users should also copy QTCF.dll from the Quitcktime map to their system32 map)   I hope you will enjoy the upgraded version, still available at: https://beached.000webhostapp.com/  
  6.   Hello all! Beached! has just been updated.   *) The exits problem with some locations have been fixed. You now get the right directions in the location describtions, as wel as after typing 'exits'. *) The text parser has been updated to recognise more commands. It starts to recognise commands with more then two words. *) The interactive map has been slightly adjusted and some more hints were added, in case you get stuck. To open the map, click the map/hints button on the left side of the screen.   Enjoy!
  7. Hi all! Just to inform you: Beached! has just had a small update. Some issues, brought up by the community, have been fixed.   1) A few bugs have been crashed and a few typos have been undone. 2) The commands list has been expanded with some of your recommendations. 3) The insolence of the games responses has been turned down a bit. 4) The interactive map has been updated (click on the ingame blue/black MAP/HINTS button).      or use this link: http://dev.brightsight-people.com/public/view/nmKy6Y5p3aNEMYNOz28xL9MoQ   The next update to come: 1) Checking all available location exits in the parser.   Play Beached! at: https://beached.000webhostapp.com/ Enjoy some more! Greetz, Ewald
  8. Hi there! My name is Ewald Bal. I'm the CSO at BrightSight-People, an indie software company from The Netherlands.   I've always loved text adventures or Interactive Fiction nowadays. And I am proud to bring you a brand-new and totally free game called “Beached!” An oldschool text adventure with modern-day touches.   In Beached! you play a stranded, cocky castaway roaming a deserted island in the Caribbean Sea. Help this poor guy survive the island, using nothing but it’s natural resources, which is easier said than done, of course.    Beached! Is a small game, as it is the first in a series to come. Survival is your main goal in this first part, escaping the island will happen in later episodes. I hope you’ll enjoy Beached! For its atmosphere and crazy sense of humor if you force the protagonist into wacky situations.   Play Beached! at: https://beached.000webhostapp.com/ It’s a totally free game with NO advertisements. Please, mail feedback if you enjoyed the game (or not...) and suggest a good name for our hero, to be used in upcoming episodes.   Greetz, Ewald Bal mail: info@brightsight-people.com
  9. Hi there! My name is Ewald Bal. I'm the CSO at BrightSight-People, an indie software company from The Netherlands.   I've always loved text adventures or Interactive Fiction nowadays. And I am proud to bring you a brand-new and totally free game called “Beached!” An oldschool text adventure with modern-day touches.   In Beached! you play a stranded, cocky castaway roaming a deserted island in the Caribbean Sea. Help this poor guy survive the island, using nothing but it’s natural resources, which is easier said than done, of course.    Beached! Is a small game, as it is the first in a series to come. Survival is your main goal in this first part, escaping the island will happen in later episodes. I hope you’ll enjoy Beached! For its atmosphere and crazy sense of humor if you force the protagonist into wacky situations.   Play Beached! at: https://beached.000webhostapp.com/ It’s a totally free game with NO advertisements. Please, mail feedback if you enjoyed the game (or not...) and suggest a good name for our hero, to be used in upcoming episodes.   Greetz, Ewald Bal mail: info@brightsight-people.com
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