Skip navigation
NintendoAge
Welcome, Guest! Please Login or Join
Loading...

The Cowlitz Gamers' 2nd Adventure Original Art on Page 2, Will launch at PRGE, Taking Signups for After

Apr 30, 2017 at 1:50:25 AM
M-Tee (27)
avatar
(M Tee) < Eggplant Wizard >
Posts: 425 - Joined: 02/24/2014
Profile


DEMO DOWNLOAD (Up-to-date)

For those that haven't kept track of the thread over in The Brewery, I've been working with Łukasz Kur on a sequel to last year's game. We're nearly finished, and John Hancock (swlovinist) will be handling sales and distribution once completed. 

The game is a 2-player co-op arcade-style platformer.
It features music and SFX from both Robert "Robi" Janota and Chip Jockey.
The demo features 12 stages, plus a bonus stage.
The full version has over 50 gameplay screens.

The game will be sold for $60, no numbering, no limited edition, etc.
From my understanding, aside from the cost of parts (to ensure that all copies are made with new components, i.e. not from donor carts), all proceeds will go to the same charity that the Cowlitz Gamers Expo donated to this year, The Arc of Cowlitz County: www.lifeworkswa.org....

The game will come CIB with a box printed by Wafflefoot, featuring an 11 x 17 foldout poster/ manual:

Click the image below to view a larger, readable version

(Dashed lines won't print. They only indicate where the folds will be placed. If all works out well with our printer, these will be crisply machine-folded. The other side will feature the cover art similar to the posters that were sold for the first game.)

I'm in talks with John to include the original drawings used to create the manual with the first signed-up for copies of the game. Although signups already started at the Cowlitz Gamers for Kids Expo earlier this month (where an earlier version of this demo was displayed), there are more manual illustrations than signups so far, so some are still available.

Anyway, Łukasz and I have put an insane amount of work into trying to make the best game that we can. Robi's custom music is great, and the additions from Chip Jockey are really rounding out a product that we can truly be proud of.

​We really hope you enjoy it. 
Post here if you want to sign-up for a copy, or to discuss the demo or the game. All feedback is highly encouraged.


Edited: 10/11/2017 at 09:16 PM by M-Tee

Apr 30, 2017 at 3:08:13 AM
tubeway (2)
This user has been banned -- click for more information.
(Stan Kay) < Eggplant Wizard >
Posts: 494 - Joined: 12/30/2009
New York
Profile
I dig the artwork. It has a very early 1990s Marvel Comics feel to it.

Apr 30, 2017 at 8:21:47 AM
Gorillazero (53)
avatar
(Well That's Just Prime) < Lolo Lord >
Posts: 1805 - Joined: 07/26/2012
Michigan
Profile
Nice, looking forward to a quality release

-------------------------
Bounty: Neo Geo Pocket and Color Games PAL/UK. Dive Alert, Pocket Reversi, Puzzle Link 1 and 2, Gals Fighters

Apr 30, 2017 at 9:24:13 AM
Vectrex28 (129)
avatar
(CD-i Kraid) < Master Higgins >
Posts: 7781 - Joined: 07/28/2012
Japan
Profile
Looks real nice! I really dig the continue screen

-------------------------
"Energy Tanks, Missiles, Power Bombs... You want it? It's yours my friend! As long as you have enough credits!"


Apr 30, 2017 at 10:48:20 AM
JamesRobot (21)
avatar
(JamsGobot ) < King Solomon >
Posts: 3542 - Joined: 04/02/2014
Colorado
Profile
I am officially signing up!

Been following this in the brewery and it looks most impressive; very fond of the art and sprite-work. Thanks for offering up a demo. Once I get some free time, I will definitely give it a rundown.

-------------------------
  

Apr 30, 2017 at 12:39:51 PM
Fleck586 (153)
avatar
(Jason Fleck) < Lolo Lord >
Posts: 1898 - Joined: 10/28/2013
Missouri
Profile
Consider me signed up. Stoked for this one!

-------------------------
"I'm sorry Bruce.  These boys get that syrup in 'em and they get all antsy in their pantsies."

Apr 30, 2017 at 12:45:03 PM
RpgCollector (128)
avatar
(Jeff Oconnell) < Kraid Killer >
Posts: 2319 - Joined: 04/04/2009
California
Profile
I am in for a copy. Love the art style!

-------------------------
Down to the last 2 Sega Game Gear games I need for the CIB USA set. What I will pay for CIB:

Fantastic Dizzy -$300 & Sports Illustrated -$300

Apr 30, 2017 at 4:35:41 PM
SoleGooseProductions (127)
avatar
(Beau ) < King Solomon >
Posts: 3423 - Joined: 04/22/2013
Michigan
Profile
This looks great, very excited to see it released! Now to find some funds...

-------------------------
"The light that burns twice as bright burns half as long..." ~ Blade Runner

SoleGooseProductions.com


May 1, 2017 at 8:06:39 PM
swlovinist (104)
avatar
(John Hancock) < Meka Chicken >
Posts: 625 - Joined: 03/23/2008
Washington
Profile
This game and art to go with it are amazing.

-------------------------
Follow me on YouTube channel:  https://www.youtube.com/user/swlo...


 

May 1, 2017 at 8:44:52 PM
SONIKtheHEDGEHOG (119)
avatar
< Meka Chicken >
Posts: 974 - Joined: 06/12/2007
Michigan
Profile
I'll take one

May 2, 2017 at 2:12:04 PM
Mega Mario Man (63)
avatar
(Tim ) < Ridley Wrangler >
Posts: 2743 - Joined: 02/13/2014
Nebraska
Profile
Count me in for a copy! Been looking forward to this one! Excellent work!

-------------------------
Current Project
Isometric Survival Horror

Older Projects
Tailgate Party, Power Pad Demo, Happy Hour

Links
Store, Facebook, Twitter

May 2, 2017 at 6:10:52 PM
toshi5o3 (64)
avatar
(Sergio E.) < Meka Chicken >
Posts: 807 - Joined: 03/14/2011
California
Profile
I'm in for a copy.   Gotta support the community!

-------------------------
"A Winner is You" -- Real audio on a cart? Full length NES album? Now you're listening with power. Play it on your AVS (or toaster): RetroUSB.com

May 2, 2017 at 6:49:25 PM
neodolphino (177)
avatar
(Justin ) < Ridley Wrangler >
Posts: 2504 - Joined: 09/25/2013
Pennsylvania
Profile
Signed up, for sure!  

Great work as always!!!

May 6, 2017 at 1:42:02 PM
M-Tee (27)
avatar
(M Tee) < Eggplant Wizard >
Posts: 425 - Joined: 02/24/2014
Profile
Thanks for the responses. 

There's a new version of the demo out. If you have the old one, please replace it with this:

DEMO DOWNLOAD

We've made a lot of changes based on feedback and testing. All reported or discovered bugs have been located and corrected. The player no longer dies if they fall past a spawn rope (instead, they grab automatically). THe Hwang Komori (yellow slug enemy) is now more aggressive with new behavior, and we've added a low-time remaining indicator.

If you're playing for the first time, remember: each screen has a "secret switch" which grants access to a diamond. Collect 8 diamonds without a Game Over to access a Hidden Chamber (Bonus Stage). The demo has one hidden chamber but 12 levels, so don't worry if you miss a couple.

May 6, 2017 at 4:07:28 PM
archonik (0)

< Cherub >
Posts: 2 - Joined: 11/04/2016
Scotland
Profile
Hi, I would love to reserve a copy as well. The game is looking great!

May 7, 2017 at 1:57:49 AM
Brummy (62)
avatar
< Crack Trooper >
Posts: 128 - Joined: 12/15/2015
Profile
Sign me up!!

May 7, 2017 at 12:50:19 PM
TheCavalry (11)

< Crack Trooper >
Posts: 158 - Joined: 07/29/2016
Utah
Profile
I would like a copy when this project is completed! Thank you!

May 9, 2017 at 6:06:39 PM
DefaultGen (27)
avatar
(Tyler Wilkin) < Ridley Wrangler >
Posts: 2841 - Joined: 04/15/2007
United States
Profile
Just saw this on Youtube. Definitely count me in please.

Got one at Portland. Thanks!

-------------------------
Listen to the  Collector's Quest Podcast 
Episode #123: Bad Games Every Collector Wants (or something like that)


Edited: 10/21/2017 at 03:29 PM by DefaultGen

May 11, 2017 at 5:50:12 PM
deftonite (3)

< Cherub >
Posts: 8 - Joined: 11/25/2014
France
Profile
I'm in for a copy \o/ Thanks.

May 12, 2017 at 12:31:06 AM
swlovinist (104)
avatar
(John Hancock) < Meka Chicken >
Posts: 625 - Joined: 03/23/2008
Washington
Profile
such and awesome demo, thanks for the update and looking forward to seeing how amazing this will be when it comes out!

-------------------------
Follow me on YouTube channel:  https://www.youtube.com/user/swlo...


 

Jun 6, 2017 at 11:48:30 PM
M-Tee (27)
avatar
(M Tee) < Eggplant Wizard >
Posts: 425 - Joined: 02/24/2014
Profile
I just finished playing through a build of the game that goes through all 48 stages. We still need to do some revisions on final stages, controlling difficulty curve, etc, but it's coming along very well and I'm continually impressed by each build that Łukasz sends my way.

As you know from the OP, the second half of the game is an ascent up a tower while the sun sets. Although there is no scrolling in the game, I've shown the ascent via palette changes and background between each screen:



Each frame of the above animation is one stage of the final 24 stages of the game (with the gameplay platforms, etc. not being shown). Unlike the mine stages which don't have any "pits" to fall and die from, falling offscreen during a tower stage results in a loss of life. However, the player can also lure certain enemies to the same death for a score bonus.

Sep 4, 2017 at 6:46:11 AM
Pheidian (14)
avatar
< Meka Chicken >
Posts: 562 - Joined: 09/23/2015
Finland
Profile
Wow, this is amazing. Is there a chance to get this still? When it's aimed at release? I'm located in Finland, so just curious about how things would sort out, but definitely want the full version.

-------------------------
Collecting licensed NES games: 710 of 711 - DONE! (Mah Jong Missing)
 


Edited: 09/04/2017 at 06:46 AM by Pheidian

Sep 4, 2017 at 9:14:39 AM
M-Tee (27)
avatar
(M Tee) < Eggplant Wizard >
Posts: 425 - Joined: 02/24/2014
Profile
Boxes are being printed at the moment, and carts are coming very soon. Our composer's working on one final track, but game is finished. Will post more when production's wrapping up.

Sep 4, 2017 at 12:12:15 PM
Benihana (154)
avatar
(Don't Stop Believin!) < Master Higgins >
Posts: 9456 - Joined: 08/22/2009
Washington
Profile
I totally forgot about this game since seeing its debut at Cowlitz. Glad to know progress is being made to finish it. Maybe a PRGE release?

-------------------------
My Biggest Fear is...She Sells my Games for the Amount I told her I paid for them.

Vintage.Nintendoage.com for LIFE!


 

Sep 4, 2017 at 12:28:58 PM
The Hero (422)
avatar
(Issa ) < King Solomon >
Posts: 3245 - Joined: 03/05/2014
Pennsylvania
Profile
Wow Cool Id take one Ive got all the cowlitz releases!