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Game Creation => Completed Games and Demos => Topic started by: Momeka on May 26, 2018, 01:19:31 AM

Title: Charas Chain Game: Mystery of Spring Valley
Post by: Momeka on May 26, 2018, 01:19:31 AM
It took about 14 months but another chain game is done! Great work everyone! So without further ado:

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From the brilliant minds who brought you the previous chain game, Charas-Project presents the Mystery of Spring Valley. When strangeness sets upon this humble town it is but a trifle matter as Sam and Joel set upon their quest to get the most time anticipated video game of the century: Moose Trooper 11.
Along the way they’ll meet new friends, old enemies, new enemies, little green forest critters called Goblims, politicians with a knack for war, superheroines, wizards, doctors, fleshy horrors, homeless people, homeless goblims, rats, walking heads with tails?, punks, robots, mysterious merchants, owl people, pirates, hoodlums, mutants, giant pigs, tentacles, skaters, the undead, knights, bullies, ghostly floating hands, sages... and so much more.

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[Download] (https://charas-project.itch.io/mystery-of-spring-valley)


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Title: Re: Charas Chain Game: Mystery of Spring Valley
Post by: Prpl_Mage on May 27, 2018, 03:34:54 AM
Great job team

Also nice job on the pictures Momeka
Title: Re: Charas Chain Game: Mystery of Spring Valley
Post by: Momeka on May 27, 2018, 04:31:49 AM
Thanks, prpl.

The game got featured under Fresh Games on itch.io, so we're currently on the front page. So far we got 17 downloads.
Title: Re: Charas Chain Game: Mystery of Spring Valley
Post by: Moosetroop11 on May 27, 2018, 05:21:34 AM
Can't believe it's finally done : ) Well done all!

Look at good old Leo staring off into the distance... Man he's just the best.
Title: Re: Charas Chain Game: Mystery of Spring Valley
Post by: Donut on May 28, 2018, 03:12:52 AM
Well done everyone! It was full of obstacles but we made it !

Nice itch.io page Momeka :D
Title: Re: Charas Chain Game: Mystery of Spring Valley
Post by: Archem on May 28, 2018, 05:18:59 PM
Excellent work, everybody. I'll agree to only take 10% of the credit.
Title: Re: Charas Chain Game: Mystery of Spring Valley
Post by: Momeka on May 29, 2018, 10:19:22 AM
Hey, the game hit a 100 downloads. Another 53 and it will be our most popular chain game to date.

Excellent work, everybody. I'll agree to only take 10% of the credit.

Well of course, you're the muse that inspires us all.
Title: Re: Charas Chain Game: Mystery of Spring Valley
Post by: Fisherson on May 29, 2018, 11:06:14 AM
Excellent work, everybody. I'll agree to only take 10% of the credit.

Well you are my favorite of Badger's attacks Archem. ...Well I dunno I do love using "Space Invansion" and "Ready? Fight!" to enhance damage to bosses more but seeing you as a cameo attack is just as awesome.

By the way thanks for tweaking the music moose. Between thatband all the fun stuff Red added it's like playing the game 100% fresh despite having play tested this sucker a hundred and five times.
Title: Re: Charas Chain Game: Mystery of Spring Valley
Post by: Moosetroop11 on May 31, 2018, 12:33:36 PM
Excellent work, everybody. I'll agree to only take 10% of the credit.
You might hate me for asking but are you thinking of playing it? :p I'd be really interested to hear the opinions of someone who wasn't involved ;)
Title: Re: Charas Chain Game: Mystery of Spring Valley
Post by: Archem on May 31, 2018, 08:05:29 PM
I mean, time permitting. I've been crazy-busy with work recently, so I only have a few hours a week to myself.
Title: Re: Charas Chain Game: Mystery of Spring Valley
Post by: Moosetroop11 on June 03, 2018, 06:12:45 AM
Sure, no worries. We need one of our old school video reviewers to play through the chain games as they come out. That'd be awesome.
Title: Re: Charas Chain Game: Mystery of Spring Valley
Post by: codeamur on June 03, 2018, 12:24:06 PM
I just tried out the game and so far it is very enjoyable.  Made it to chapter two.   At the moment I am just sticking around the cabin and farming for xp and store stocks.  If the download was at 100 before I downloaded it, count it to 101 now.  Perhaps I should have looked at that if it was somewhere on the page instead of being overly excited to try out a good ol' RPG.

This game is very amusing.  The controls work the as well as  I remember RPG Maker does.  Boo is my favorite character so far.  And yes, I love digging in the trash cans.  Mutant dude! Tada dada!  The map design and graphics are delightful.  Oh yes and I sure love that Rock and Roll midi.  I really have no complaints over this game.  The fact that you have to work for those save states makes things much more interesting than just saving anytime.

The character development and story is rich.  You know that is good when you just want to keep playing to see what happens next.  I had to stop myself and make this post then get some work done or else I might be playing this all day long.

I did get stuck at the very beginning when you first meet the goblims.  I turned into the left lamp post and my controls froze up.  I was unable to go into the menu.  The only thing I could do was F4.  So I closed out the game, started it back up, avoided the lamp post, and no problems since.

Despite that one dependency I give this game eighteen claws up.  *Lays on his back and 'shashing!' all Wolverine like.  Then counts his claws to make sure he actually has eighteen.*

With your permission, I would like to post a link to the download page on my Discord server and perhaps get you a few more downloads.

You folks keep up the great work.
Title: Re: Charas Chain Game: Mystery of Spring Valley
Post by: Momeka on June 05, 2018, 05:51:44 AM
Hey, glad you liked it.

If the download was at 100 before I downloaded it, count it to 101 now.

We're on 124 at the moment actually. It has slown down a bit now.

I did get stuck at the very beginning when you first meet the goblims.  I turned into the left lamp post and my controls froze up.  I was unable to go into the menu.  The only thing I could do was F4.  So I closed out the game, started it back up, avoided the lamp post, and no problems since.

Ah man, I thought I had fixed that. Ah well. If more stuff comes up maybe we can patch it later.

With your permission, I would like to post a link to the download page on my Discord server and perhaps get you a few more downloads.

Share it around as much as you want.
Title: Re: Charas Chain Game: Mystery of Spring Valley
Post by: codeamur on June 05, 2018, 05:25:20 PM
So far, I'm really loving it.

We're on 124 at the moment actually. It has slown down a bit now.

To my understanding, you will need 29 more to top your last record.  I know a few people on my server that may enjoy it as well as a couple of people on Facebook.

Ah man, I thought I had fixed that. Ah well. If more stuff comes up maybe we can patch it later.

I did find another bug in the third section of the crystal caves.  Unless some of the eyes on the ground are not suppose to bring you back.  This one is right there in the corner of the wall above the switch. Two squares right of the switch, and one square up.

Share it around as much as you want.

Thanks! Will do.  And also, thanks for making this game.

Title: Re: Charas Chain Game: Mystery of Spring Valley
Post by: Zoltar on June 06, 2018, 04:53:48 AM
Dude you finished it! Far out! I'm having a gnarly time rediscovering this game so far but I am a little aggro I have to put my character back in. Still totes worth it as all the old bugs are fixed and there's very few new ones. You did a mondo job this go 'round Chain Gamers!
Title: Re: Charas Chain Game: Mystery of Spring Valley
Post by: Fisherson on June 06, 2018, 03:16:00 PM
Wait ... You added another character to our story?? I should feel insulted or irritated but all I am is oddly curious as to HOW you made space in our already quite full party. Nine characters any the most a chain game has had but for five chapters it was filtering on the edge of balance as it was and Prps really only saved the party by once having it so you had to use everyone in the end that way nobody felt left out. 3 man parties all around in that chapter has to be one of the game's hilights and alot of us FF fans who were used to picking our favorites and just leveling haphazardly sure got a shock there lol But if you added one character that would tip the balance plus the lines left would be limited. -_- Poor Blimrif suffered from this and in the previous game Colonel L.T. Thunder did in Juno's Odyssey.  The last playable hero always gets the short end of the stick sadly.

But if you bypassed that somehow I want-...no I NEED to know! For the next chain game. It would be banner worthy, Z.
Title: Re: Charas Chain Game: Mystery of Spring Valley
Post by: codeamur on June 08, 2018, 08:06:30 PM
I made it through that crystal cave place.  You know an RPG is good when it has Morgan Freeman in it!  So Now it is time to complete Donut's chapter. 
Title: Re: Charas Chain Game: Mystery of Spring Valley
Post by: Fisherson on June 09, 2018, 02:33:06 AM
I made it through that crystal cave place.  You know an RPG is good when it has Morgan Freeman in it!  So Now it is time to complete Donut's chapter. 

XD Wow that wasn't who I pictured when I made him, especially not the voice, but looking back? I see how you could draw a parallel lol Thank you for the high praise. ^-^

If Olokun had a voice actor it would be this guy
https://www.google.com/search?source=hp&ei=XoIbW7_LLaWA5wKtkKsw&q=who+voiced+goliath+in+gargoyles&oq=Who+voiced+Goliath+&gs_l=mobile-gws-wiz-hp.1.0.0i70i251j33i160.3672.11220..12204...6....152.2887.2j22......0....1.......3..0j35i39j0i20i264j0i10j0i13.Y2O97JnrABw%3D
but with a heavier African tombre to his wording ofcourse.
Title: Re: Charas Chain Game: Mystery of Spring Valley
Post by: Prpl_Mage on June 09, 2018, 04:18:21 PM
XD Wow that wasn't who I pictured when I made him, especially not the voice, but looking back? I see how you could draw a parallel lol Thank you for the high praise. ^-^

If Olokun had a voice actor it would be this guy
https://www.google.com/search?source=hp&ei=XoIbW7_LLaWA5wKtkKsw&q=who+voiced+goliath+in+gargoyles&oq=Who+voiced+Goliath+&gs_l=mobile-gws-wiz-hp.1.0.0i70i251j33i160.3672.11220..12204...6....152.2887.2j22......0....1.......3..0j35i39j0i20i264j0i10j0i13.Y2O97JnrABw%3D
but with a heavier African tombre to his wording ofcourse.


That's funny, I imagined him sounding more like Arnold Schwarzneiger since he speaks Afrikaan. It's a Dutch creole after all.
Title: Re: Charas Chain Game: Mystery of Spring Valley
Post by: codeamur on June 09, 2018, 06:35:51 PM
XD Wow that wasn't who I pictured when I made him, especially not the voice, but looking back? I see how you could draw a parallel lol Thank you for the high praise. ^-^

Oh yes!  He reminded me of Morgan Freeman when he played the one post alien apocalypse movie with Tom Cruise.

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If Olokun had a voice actor it would be this guy
https://www.google.com/search?source=hp&ei=XoIbW7_LLaWA5wKtkKsw&q=who+voiced+goliath+in+gargoyles&oq=Who+voiced+Goliath+&gs_l=mobile-gws-wiz-hp.1.0.0i70i251j33i160.3672.11220..12204...6....152.2887.2j22......0....1.......3..0j35i39j0i20i264j0i10j0i13.Y2O97JnrABw%3D
but with a heavier African tombre to his wording ofcourse.

I love that guy!  And thanks for reminding me of that show.  I have not seen that in ages.  I will keep this in mind the next time I see Olokun.  When I read Star Trek books, I usually match the voices and sfx with the words on the page.

That's funny, I imagined him sounding more like Arnold Schwarzneiger since he speaks Afrikaan. It's a Dutch creole after all.

Your chapter is the hardest.  While at the same time, I am leveling up constantly and stocking up on supplies.  This looks like it is going to be one heck of a finale.  I made it to the palace at the heights, however at this point I have no clue what to do.  I back tracked and acquired all of the characters but the story keeps telling me to be here.  So I am here and the gates are locked.  Is there something I am missing?

Overall this game has been a real treat.
Title: Re: Charas Chain Game: Mystery of Spring Valley
Post by: Zoltar on June 11, 2018, 02:10:25 AM
Wait ... You added another character to our story?? I should feel insulted or irritated but all I am is oddly curious as to HOW you made space.

Uh I made it? Not to hard, Fishman. Mondo easy if you do it right!  ::) I would tell you about my character but their story uses elements from the game that would be considered spoilers. Sorry to be so heavy, brah. You can note me here though if you want to know more.
Title: Re: Charas Chain Game: Mystery of Spring Valley
Post by: Momeka on June 11, 2018, 05:27:09 AM
Is there something I am missing?

Think you need to talk to someone back at the home base.
Title: Re: Charas Chain Game: Mystery of Spring Valley
Post by: Prpl_Mage on June 11, 2018, 02:44:30 PM
Think you need to talk to someone back at the home base.

If he is at the actual palace then I think he just need to take the eastern path in the garden and flip the lever.

If he is at the top level and at the gates to the gardens then yes, he needs to trigger the conversation in HQ

Title: Re: Charas Chain Game: Mystery of Spring Valley
Post by: codeamur on June 11, 2018, 08:08:07 PM
I got though it thanks to both of you.  The home base conversation was already complete, however I went back and double checked just to make sure.  The whole time I was trying to talk to every single person, check every statue and trash can, and even walk in to every edge of the screen going sideways, it never occurred to me to use the east trail.  I always skipped that thinking it would bring me back down to where I came from.
Title: Re: Charas Chain Game: Mystery of Spring Valley
Post by: Fisherson on June 12, 2018, 09:22:12 PM
Don't feel bad for getting stuck. I did during the bug runs and while replaying recently to see all the Easter eggs and what was edited. Speaking of it's worth checking EVERYTHING in the game. There were ton of hidden things the first go around and Red added a few things more of which I've only discovered a handful of judging by the new sprites.  There are like 12 or more ending variations including a All Is Fucked Bad End and a Perfect Happily Ever After good one. I have yet to get the latter. ^_^; Even reading it as code! Lol
Title: Re: Charas Chain Game: Mystery of Spring Valley
Post by: Zoltar on June 12, 2018, 10:46:28 PM
...Twelve?? You mean me finding three endings wasn't even noteworthy? Awww. Mondo heavy. Well I still have ghe unsolved lore like in most indie games! Like who is Shannon's mom? Is Ordan really Zardon? Who are those Masonic guys who sealed up all the previous chain MC's weapons and are those guys dead?! Where did Buya get tha tubular hat??!! I haven't even made a game yet!!!!  :o
Title: Re: Charas Chain Game: Mystery of Spring Valley
Post by: Fisherson on June 12, 2018, 10:58:33 PM
Well I still have ghe unsolved lore like in most indie games! Like who is Shannon's mom? Is Ordan really Zardon? Who are those Masonic guys who sealed up all the previous chain MC's weapons and are those guys dead?! Where did Buya get tha tubular hat??!! I haven't even made a game yet!!!!  :o

Lmao Okay I'm going to do you a solid and tell you an author secret:  I have no clue for once.  Honestly this time because of the indie mystery feel I just dropped so many hints at things that lead nowhere totally obvious even I couldn't tell you. Except Shanon's bracelet. There was a planned cut scene that explained that but I got frustrated trying to fix Dianaca's boss advisory system I just deleted it. I must admit I am curious about the Order of The Veiled Cross and HOW those weapons got sealed away. Maybe we'll see that if I ever do my dream of a jumbo cross over where all timelines/realities/dreams  meet in one final conflict ala Infinity War style. But now that Purps is a family man and Red is a growing video game designer ...eh... Likely just do hints like this again. ^_^;
Title: Re: Charas Chain Game: Mystery of Spring Valley
Post by: codeamur on June 13, 2018, 05:03:38 PM
I did enjoy the Rambo animations in the Neon Hub.

Wow!  Just wow!  Loved the game.  Oh and Moose Trooper 11 rocks!  Can't wait for Moose Trooper 12.  :D
Title: Re: Charas Chain Game: Mystery of Spring Valley
Post by: Prpl_Mage on June 16, 2018, 02:50:15 AM
Glad to hear, I'm pretty happy about it myself.

Especially since everything goes together so well this time. Previous games have had some more missmatch of resources and palettes and such.
I'm just glad we have so many talented people on board to make both sprites, animations and music.
Title: Re: Charas Chain Game: Mystery of Spring Valley
Post by: Momeka on June 16, 2018, 03:26:27 AM
Wow!  Just wow!  Loved the game.

Niiice.

Out of curiosity, did someone manage to get the bonus level in Moose Trooper?
Title: Re: Charas Chain Game: Mystery of Spring Valley
Post by: codeamur on June 16, 2018, 07:14:31 AM
Glad to hear, I'm pretty happy about it myself.

Especially since everything goes together so well this time. Previous games have had some more missmatch of resources and palettes and such.
I'm just glad we have so many talented people on board to make both sprites, animations and music.

I will have to try the others.  I seen a lot of references to your other titles in this game.

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Out of curiosity, did someone manage to get the bonus level in Moose Trooper?

I got as far as the dude that you are suppose to kill.  And the game ended.  Was there more?
Title: Re: Charas Chain Game: Mystery of Spring Valley
Post by: Donut on June 26, 2018, 05:19:53 AM
Are you going to put the game on RMN, Momeka?
Title: Re: Charas Chain Game: Mystery of Spring Valley
Post by: Fisherson on June 27, 2018, 01:48:14 AM
I will have to try the others.  I seen a lot of references to your other titles in this game.

I got as far as the dude that you are suppose to kill.  And the game ended.  Was there more?

I gave Red an edited version of the first game but it's not on Ich.io yet ....Which maybe be a good thing as I found the unedited one. The second it technically Wrath of Gaia (even though it's listed as the third because I count the first DOA chain =<) And the true third project was my first 100% competed project Juno's Odyssey which you can play but in about a month or less I'll be releasing a director's cut with more areas, tie-in lore for the upcoming sequel and a lot of graphics,bug and dialogue fixes.
Title: Re: Charas Chain Game: Mystery of Spring Valley
Post by: Momeka on June 27, 2018, 10:20:30 AM
Hey, Mystery of Spring Valley surpassed Wrath of Gaia in downloads. It's now our most downloaded chain game with 169 downloads.

I got as far as the dude that you are suppose to kill.  And the game ended.  Was there more?

Before that one there is a secret level that you can unlock by doing certain things on the first four levels.

Are you going to put the game on RMN, Momeka?

The chain game? Hadn't thought about it. I guess it depends on what everyone else thinks. Feels kinda weird to release a community project on another communities site.

I gave Red an edited version of the first game but it's not on Ich.io yet ....Which maybe be a good thing as I found the unedited one. The second it technically Wrath of Gaia (even though it's listed as the third because I count the first DOA chain =<) And the true third project was my first 100% competed project Juno's Odyssey which you can play but in about a month or less I'll be releasing a director's cut with more areas, tie-in lore for the upcoming sequel and a lot of graphics,bug and dialogue fixes.

Haven't had time. If you got an unedited version then feel free to send it to me and I'll upload it after my vacation.
Title: Re: Charas Chain Game: Mystery of Spring Valley
Post by: codeamur on June 27, 2018, 05:45:19 PM
I gave Red an edited version of the first game but it's not on Ich.io yet ....Which maybe be a good thing as I found the unedited one. The second it technically Wrath of Gaia (even though it's listed as the third because I count the first DOA chain =<) And the true third project was my first 100% competed project Juno's Odyssey which you can play but in about a month or less I'll be releasing a director's cut with more areas, tie-in lore for the upcoming sequel and a lot of graphics,bug and dialogue fixes.

I am playing Wrath Of Gaia now.  When I get to playing Juno's Odyssey, should I wait for the director's cut?

Hey, Mystery of Spring Valley surpassed Wrath of Gaia in downloads. It's now our most downloaded chain game with 169 downloads.

Woot!  Maybe your next chain game will surpass MoSV.

Before that one there is a secret level that you can unlock by doing certain things on the first four levels.

I completely missed that.

Title: Re: Charas Chain Game: Mystery of Spring Valley
Post by: Donut on June 28, 2018, 04:06:32 AM
The chain game? Hadn't thought about it. I guess it depends on what everyone else thinks. Feels kinda weird to release a community project on another communities site.

I thought of it more like "It has a lot of potential players". itch.io is great but I feel like there's so many games released each day on the platform nowadays that a new game kinda gets lost in all of them.  I'm not so fond of RMN but usually people can see your game in the main page for a while and are more likely to play it then. You can always redirect the download to the itch.io page (the download doesn't have to be physically on RMN as far as I remember when I had my first version of Holy Whale - before removing it) to keep its features.
Title: Re: Charas Chain Game: Mystery of Spring Valley
Post by: Orka on June 28, 2018, 04:45:59 PM
All right I started the game. Won't tell where I left off 'cause don't wanna spoil anything. :D
As far as I got I enjoyed it pretty much. The style kinda reminds me of Earthbound or Mother 3. It has something that is very charming and keeps reminding the player when the game is not played:*cough "You have some unfinished buisness you know?" :D
I can't put it down. I also love the references I found. Really clever and funny ones. :)
Good job guys. I like it. :D
Title: Re: Charas Chain Game: Mystery of Spring Valley
Post by: Moosetroop11 on July 01, 2018, 10:01:55 AM
I'm pretty sure I did get that secret level when I played, Momeka. I'm not sure what I did to trigger it though.
Title: Re: Charas Chain Game: Mystery of Spring Valley
Post by: Momeka on July 01, 2018, 03:20:29 PM
I'm pretty sure I did get that secret level when I played, Momeka. I'm not sure what I did to trigger it though.

Yeah, You have to kill all the enemies on the first four levels. I only really really vaguely hinted at it by leaving just enough knives on the levels.
Title: Re: Charas Chain Game: Mystery of Spring Valley
Post by: Fisherson on July 02, 2018, 12:13:49 AM
Weren't there two bonus levels? A final room and some kind of hidden door? I thought I did a room count and found one extra that didn't correspond to any of the levels I walked.
Title: Re: Charas Chain Game: Mystery of Spring Valley
Post by: Momeka on July 02, 2018, 11:47:47 AM
Weren't there two bonus levels? A final room and some kind of hidden door? I thought I did a room count and found one extra that didn't correspond to any of the levels I walked.

Uhm, not that I know of. Maybe if someone else added it later.
Title: Re: Charas Chain Game: Mystery of Spring Valley
Post by: zuhane on August 09, 2018, 08:00:37 AM
I'm actually gutted I didn't get involved with this! It looks beautiful. The only thing that ever really dissuaded me from these chain games
was the resulting lack of consistency in graphics, as we all imported different things from different places. I've played about 10 minutes of this,
and I'm super impressed! I'd love to get involved in some kind of bug hunt / testing or contribute in some way :D