Hello, Adventure Mob followes!
This alpha demo of Bolt Riley is not available to play. It’s the first part of the game.
Play it here: http://bolt-riley.com/alpha
Please read first:
Before you play it, I want to make sure you understand that it is not a polished product. What you are about to play is an early alpha build of Bolt Riley’s demo. There are plenty of bugs there, it can (and probably will) crash, stall or get stuck. There are things that might not work either, or might seem unintuitive at this stage of production. This we need and want to work on after we get funded.
There are game pathways that aren’t clear enough and need more work. This is done by placing breadcrumbs so players will better understand what to do instead of just guessing. For example **SPOILER ALERT** going under the old man’s house, or why do you need to keep the window open, or what to do with Thelma and Smokey.
There are also many other things that are going to change in the final product, including, among other things:
User Interface – The UI needs to get an overhaul: For example, we want to change the narrator to a message box instead of just showing up in the bottom as text. We also want to add back the cursor when the game isn’t interactive, because it’s a little confusing the way it is right now.
Puzzles – Some puzzles are going to change. A good example is the Gum in the tutorial.
Animations - Some animations are still missing, some need to be redone from scratch and some are going to get additional frames and become a lot smoother.
Characters – Some characters are going to get a much-required face-lift.
Voices and Music – The final product should have voiceovers and newly-created original music, as demonstrated in previous updates. At the moment, the prototype doesn’t have any of those and, surely enough, it makes this a very lesser experience in my opinion.
Bugs – At this stage bugs are unavoidable. We need to spend hundreds of hours play testing and getting all the kinks out of the system. There are glitches with seams in transparent textures, and there are plenty of bugs right now in the entire Smokey / Thelma / Inspiration / Going under the house area, especially places where you repeat actions. Don’t be alarmed, we are well aware of their existence.
Proper builds – The game won’t just be in web-plugin mode, but as a downloadable DRM free executable like you’re used to with other games.
All these issues are the reason we’re doing this campaign in the first place. If the game was ready we would have just released it, but as you can see, we need your help!
If you want to, go ahead, make videos of it. Share with everyone you know. We need more people who love adventure games backing the Kickstarter campaign.
Don’t forget to back Bolt Riley’s Kickstarter at http://bolt-riley.com
Here it is:
I hope you enjoy it. Thanks for believing!