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#1017938 - 06/09/15 10:30 AM Announcing Demetrios - The BIG Cynical Adventure
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"Demetrios - The BIG cynical adventure" game announced for PC

Check out the demo on the official website here.

Check out the screenshots here


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June 9th, 2015 - Saint Etienne, France

COWCAT, a new company based in France, has announced its first video game : "Demetrios - The BIG cynical adventure".

Inspired by classic such as the Broken Sword and Runaway series, this new Point & Click adventure has a distinct use of cynical humor to justify the characters' motivations, and invites you to travel through multiple locations such as France, Germany and a mysterious African country.

It features high definition (1080p) handcrafted art, and offers varied puzzles, for beginners and experts alike, and a high level of interactivity.

The game puts you in the shoes of Bjorn Thonen, an antique seller being robbed one night after coming back home drunk. Doing his own investigation with the help of Sandra, his next-door neighbor, he ends up involved in a mysterious and murky affair. But these two unlikely heroes may be able to surpass themselves and discover ancient secrets!

- Planned release : Early 2016

- Platforms : PC (Windows/Mac/Linux)

- Distribution :
* Digital : DRM-Free on the company site, GOG, Steam
* Physical : A limited box DVD version is planned, sold directly on the company site

- Supported languages : English, French (possibly Spanish and German at the time of release)




Happy Gaming!

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#1017942 - 06/09/15 10:34 AM Re: Announcing Demetrios - The BIG Cynical Adventure [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Thanks for the info, Ana. wave

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#1017946 - 06/09/15 10:53 AM Re: Announcing Demetrios - The BIG Cynical Adventure [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Thanks, Ana.

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#1017952 - 06/09/15 11:34 AM Re: Announcing Demetrios - The BIG Cynical Adventure [Re: MaG]
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Thank you, BrownEyedTigre grin
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#1017953 - 06/09/15 11:39 AM Re: Announcing Demetrios - The BIG Cynical Adventure [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Thanks, Ana. smile
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#1018034 - 06/09/15 09:08 PM Re: Announcing Demetrios - The BIG Cynical Adventure [Re: Haroula]
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Thanks for the links Ana. smile
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#1018069 - 06/10/15 05:17 AM Re: Announcing Demetrios - The BIG Cynical Adventure [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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#1018115 - 06/10/15 11:26 AM Re: Announcing Demetrios - The BIG Cynical Adventure [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Thanks Ana.I just went to their website and they have a demo available now.
I'm going to check it out now.

Cathy

EDIT.... I just finished playing the demo. It took me almost 3 hours.
I looked at everything though and found all my cookies. This is an excellent game. I can't wait for it to be released. I hope there will be voices in it though.


Edited by Cathy1 (06/10/15 02:14 PM)
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#1018170 - 06/10/15 04:44 PM Re: Announcing Demetrios - The BIG Cynical Adventure [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Thank you much, Ana.
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#1018174 - 06/10/15 04:55 PM Re: Announcing Demetrios - The BIG Cynical Adventure [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Hello!

I'm the creator / developer of this game smile

Thank you for the very nice words, Cathy1! It's great to have feedback like this! smile

The demo is about 1/6th of the game smile (some chapters are shorter, but I may lengthen them a bit)
Other people completed it in one hour and a half, but that depends on how much you use the ingame help and how much you spend time on the interactions.

About the voices : I talked about it on the Adventure Gamers forums. http://www.adventuregamers.com/forums/viewthread/5556

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I’ve been pondering whether or not to include voiceover, but I’m leaning towards “no”.

The reasons :

- Bad voice acting can destroy a game. (eg : The Whispered World was awesome, except for…that) So if I hired voice actors, I’d need professionals, and that would be very expensive.

- The game is meant to have tons of text, because there are tons of possible interactions. So a voice acting would be very costly.

- This is my first game project, and I want to reduce the costs as much as possible. So I’m doing everything myself. I did not start a kickstarter or anything to fund the game, it’s all done on my personal finances currently. (yes, I’m working full time on it, and this project is to prove myself in the gaming industry)

- Some games didn’t need voices to be awesome and give characters personality! (Visual novels like Phoenix Wright games, for example.)

However, if the game is a success, maybe I could change my mind on this.


I have plans for a Kickstarter though, probably near the end of the year. Including voiceover will definitely be one of the goals smile

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#1018175 - 06/10/15 05:10 PM Re: Announcing Demetrios - The BIG Cynical Adventure [Re: COWCAT]
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A warm welcome to GameBoomers, Cowcat. Nice to see you here. smile

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#1018176 - 06/10/15 05:18 PM Re: Announcing Demetrios - The BIG Cynical Adventure [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Thanks for the extra info Cowcat. Voices are not really necessary,I'm just spoiled.LOL. I only used 1 cookie throughout. I found the first one by accident.
There was one glitch that I came across. When I first looked at the dvd,a large version of the save game feature was stuck at the top left of my screen. It didn't cover any of the game screen though,so it didn't impede my gameplay. I loved the dying bits. I tried to die many different ways,just to get a laugh,which I did many times. Looking forward to the finished product. Keep up the excellent work.
Take Care.
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#1018178 - 06/10/15 05:57 PM Re: Announcing Demetrios - The BIG Cynical Adventure [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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welcome to GameBoomers cowcat!
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#1018267 - 06/11/15 10:19 AM Re: Announcing Demetrios - The BIG Cynical Adventure [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Yes, that bug happens when your screen isn't 16/9. I'll investigate into it!

Also, aside from the positive feedbacks, a few things have been reported by other people who have tried the demo.

Some think there are too many interactions, almost making it look like a "hidden object" games. So I will remove a few totally useless hotspots or gather some together.
I will also change the icons to separate objects we can look at and objects we can use / take, in a similar way to Broken Sword.

The inventory bar caused some issues for some too (sometimes getting in the way, or not understanding why there's an icon but cannot be clicked), so I'm going to change the way to open it. (clicking on icon instead of hovering to the bottom)

Expect a new version of the demo soon! smile

Oh and thank you for the welcome!

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#1018376 - 06/12/15 05:48 AM Re: Announcing Demetrios - The BIG Cynical Adventure [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Hi and Welcome to GB Cowcat! wave
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