GAMEBOOMERS provides you with all the latest PC adventure computer games information, forum, walkthroughs, reviews and news.

GB Reviews

Latest & Upcoming Adventure Games

GB Annual Game Lists

GB Interviews

BAAGS

GB @ acebook

About Us

Walkthroughs

free games galore

Game Publishers & Developers

World of Adventure

Patches

GB @ witter

GameBoomers Store

Big Fish Games Homepage
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#1137074 - 01/01/18 09:19 AM VAST STUDIOS
8dognight Offline
Settled Boomer

Registered: 07/21/05
Posts: 739
Loc: deep south
Happy New Year, all.

Lately I have been on a Vast Studios kick. I've only run across one game from VAST that I actively disliked and one that was so-so. The rest I like whether fantasy or detective story.

Does anyone know if VAST is still in business?

Top
#1137075 - 01/01/18 09:36 AM Re: VAST STUDIOS [Re: 8dognight]
Marian Offline
Global Moderator
Sonic Boomer

Registered: 07/04/00
Posts: 35142
Loc: near Yosemite in California
After doing some googling, it looks like they may have gone out of business - I found a comment made in January 2016 saying that they had closed up shop (although it's always possible that they were talking about a different Vast Studios).

Have you been able to compile a list of most or all of their games?

Top
#1137091 - 01/01/18 10:11 AM Re: VAST STUDIOS [Re: 8dognight]
8dognight Offline
Settled Boomer

Registered: 07/21/05
Posts: 739
Loc: deep south
I can make one if you're interested.

I found something that said a Spanish company called Tangelo acquired Vast; however, Tangelo's site doesn't list its games so I don't know.

Top
#1137094 - 01/01/18 10:15 AM Re: VAST STUDIOS [Re: 8dognight]
Marian Offline
Global Moderator
Sonic Boomer

Registered: 07/04/00
Posts: 35142
Loc: near Yosemite in California
I saw a mention of Tangelo as well, so it's possible they were bought out/absorbed by another company.

You don't need to make a list on my account - I was just thinking about Vast Studios and I am pretty sure that I am aware of all or most of their games; they had been around for quite a while.

It looks like their last Big Fish release was Dark Canvas: A Murder Exposed in 2015.

Which game of theirs did you actively dislike? I know I have a few of their games in my Purchase History that are yet to be played.

Top
#1137100 - 01/01/18 10:43 AM Re: VAST STUDIOS [Re: 8dognight]
BrownEyedTigre Offline
The Sassy Administrator PR Liaison
Sonic Boomer

Registered: 01/04/04
Posts: 76316
Loc: In the Naughty Corner
There is a list of games here.
_________________________
Don't feed the Trolls

Top
#1137103 - 01/01/18 10:48 AM Re: VAST STUDIOS [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
Marian Offline
Global Moderator
Sonic Boomer

Registered: 07/04/00
Posts: 35142
Loc: near Yosemite in California
Thanks, Ana. smile12

I didn't know that Time Relics: Gears of Light was Vast Studios.

Top
#1137126 - 01/01/18 01:49 PM Re: VAST STUDIOS [Re: 8dognight]
8dognight Offline
Settled Boomer

Registered: 07/21/05
Posts: 739
Loc: deep south
Vast Studios apparently got some funding from Ontario Media Development Corporation because it gets a big credit in the opening of Nightfall Mysteries: Black Heart. On the OMDC website I could find no mention of Vast.

Here are some I quite liked, both Forgotten Kingdoms: Dream of Ruin and Forgotten Kingdoms: The Ruby Ring although I can't swear to liking Ruby Ring, which I believe is the sequel, as much as Dream of Ruin as I have only replayed Dream of Ruin recently.

I heartily recommend Dark Canvas: A Murder Exposed and Nightfall Mysteries: Black Heart. The games as a whole do not feel rushed, and particularly with regard to Black Heart but to some extent with A Murder Exposed as well, I don't feel condescended to or patronized by the developers.

I haven't finished Black Heart because, son of a gun, after some minor hair pulling I figured out how to do a clock puzzle, which was swap the numerals into the correct slots when one pair of buttons goes clockwise and swaps with one space between, and the other, counterclockwise with two spaces. I got all the way to the last two numbers which had a doable space between them. Instead of swapping them, I hit the puzzle reset button. That was a little stupid of me; nevertheless I like playing games where the overall construct and the individual puzzles show enough ingenuity that I get the impression the developers respect my intelligence. I certainly don't want to skip the puzzle after all that, so I'm giving it a rest.

Top
#1137152 - 01/01/18 06:10 PM Re: VAST STUDIOS [Re: 8dognight]
Jenny100 Offline
GB Reviewer Glitches Moderator
Sonic Boomer

Registered: 10/24/00
Posts: 39190
Loc: southeast USA
Thank you for the recommendations. Since Big Fish is having a 2-for-one sale today, I'll try demos of some of those. I don't have the latest "Dark Canvas" or the "Forgotten Kingdoms" games you mention.

Top
#1137206 - 01/02/18 11:13 AM Re: VAST STUDIOS [Re: 8dognight]
8dognight Offline
Settled Boomer

Registered: 07/21/05
Posts: 739
Loc: deep south
Dream of Ruin will feel as silly as the usual fantasy game at first. It isn't.

Top
#1137207 - 01/02/18 11:25 AM Re: VAST STUDIOS [Re: 8dognight]
Marian Offline
Global Moderator
Sonic Boomer

Registered: 07/04/00
Posts: 35142
Loc: near Yosemite in California
Originally Posted By: 8dognight
Dream of Ruin will feel as silly as the usual fantasy game at first. It isn't.


I have this game and haven't played it yet. Thanks to you for reminding me of it!

Top
#1137208 - 01/02/18 11:36 AM Re: VAST STUDIOS [Re: 8dognight]
8dognight Offline
Settled Boomer

Registered: 07/21/05
Posts: 739
Loc: deep south
About that clock puzzle in Nightfall Mysteries: Black Heart, I should have mentioned that what makes it tricky is a code which requires putting the numbers in a particular non-numerical order, which is probably a lot easier if you have grown up with digital clocks and aren't wedded to to seeing the 12 twelve numbers in their ordinary positions.

***************

ETA: Nightfall Mysteries: Haunted By the Past is pretty good, too.


Edited by 8dognight (01/02/18 01:33 PM)

Top
#1137238 - 01/02/18 09:08 PM Re: VAST STUDIOS [Re: 8dognight]
Jenny100 Offline
GB Reviewer Glitches Moderator
Sonic Boomer

Registered: 10/24/00
Posts: 39190
Loc: southeast USA
AAACCCKKKK!!!

Trying to do this paint puzzle from Forgotten Kindoms: Dream of Ruin
https://bfgblog-a.akamaihd.net/Walkthrou...-of-ruin077.jpg

Thought I'd finished it, but had the colors in the tiny areas wrong because I couldn't tell if they were supposed to be red or orange. It's not easy to change them because you have to drain so many colors to get at them and recolor them. You practically have to start all over.

Top
#1137306 - 01/03/18 09:52 AM Re: VAST STUDIOS [Re: Jenny100]
Marian Offline
Global Moderator
Sonic Boomer

Registered: 07/04/00
Posts: 35142
Loc: near Yosemite in California
That kind of paint puzzle is not at all easy.

Top
#1137308 - 01/03/18 10:10 AM Re: VAST STUDIOS [Re: 8dognight]
family Offline
Addicted Boomer

Registered: 06/16/10
Posts: 3822
Loc: marietta,georgia
do not feel bad in dying for daylight i skipped the singing pig i could not do it.

Top
#1137320 - 01/03/18 11:09 AM Re: VAST STUDIOS [Re: 8dognight]
oldbroad Offline
Addicted Boomer

Registered: 04/01/06
Posts: 4397
Loc: Chicago
Yes, those paint puzzles can get to you and when I haven't done one for awhile I always forget how they work.

Did you get it after taking a breather Jenny?

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >

Moderator:  BrownEyedTigre, Marian 

Who's Online
Key: Admin Global Mod Mod Staff  )
8 registered (revco, michele rose, Cue, curly, Agustin Cordes, CaptainD, teassoc, 1 invisible), 176 Guests and 13 Spiders online.
Newest Members
Debcon, lucebend, Lethal_Angel, AustriaGame24, 1madmouse
9042 Registered Users