Announcing Anamedia - A Myst-like Adventure

Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Announcing Anamedia - A Myst-like Adventure - 01/09/16 10:44 AM

Anamedia is a Myst-like adventure created by a two-woman team indie team called Similia.

Check out the demo here.

View the Teaser trailer here.

Quote:
ANAMEDIA is a 2D explorative adventure full of logical puzzles that you’ll find quite various in typology and difficulty.
You can explore every location proceeding by fixed screens, as a typical point-and-click interaction, using the mouse only.
We hope that our undeniable passion for classic point-and-click, and for the Myst series in particular, satisfies anyone in love with this genre.

the plot

Everything begins in a charming place called LEVANDA, where you'll soon realize that your journey is just about to become more complex, peculiar and spellbinding than you expected! In fact, the giant willow tree looks deserted and the friend you were supposed to meet, didn't wait for you!

Why?

Thanks to a diary written by a stranger named Karr, you'll discover the existence of an unknown land called ANAMEDIA, whose fragile equilibrium is kept alive by massive machinery; but that illusive idyllic land is now on the brink of collapse, as these machines lie idle. You'll have to reach ANAMEDIA with your own strenght.
It will be up to you to restore stability of that world unveiling its origins, culture and language!

puzzles

The game is rich in puzzles, quite different in nature and difficulty but never impossible to overcome; no technical-scientific skill is therefore required to solve them, just a bit of logic and intuition.The DEMO version will prove it!

problem solving

We tried to prevent common and well known issues and up to now there’s no evidence of others but those listed below.
Anyone with a little experience in playing is well aware, however, of how hard it is to predict the progression of a game on all operating systems.
Each case of malfunctioning will be dealt with individually and our full support will be guaranteed.



Happy Gaming!

Ana wave
Posted by: MaG

Re: Announcing Anamedia - A Myst-like Adventure - 01/09/16 10:59 AM

Thanks, Ana. wave
Posted by: Winfrey

Re: Announcing Anamedia - A Myst-like Adventure - 01/09/16 11:03 AM

Thanks Ana, love all the new Myst type games that are coming out
Posted by: Marian

Re: Announcing Anamedia - A Myst-like Adventure - 01/09/16 11:15 AM

Thanks, Ana. wave
Posted by: Jenny100

Re: Announcing Anamedia - A Myst-like Adventure - 01/09/16 12:00 PM


Glad to finally see a new 2D Myst-type game.
Shouldn't be any motion sickness problems with that.
Posted by: GreyFuss

Re: Announcing Anamedia - A Myst-like Adventure - 01/09/16 12:24 PM

OMG!!!

Thank you Sheriff, off to try that Demo.

Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Announcing Anamedia - A Myst-like Adventure - 01/09/16 12:31 PM

Nice to see all the Myst lovers happy!

Ana wave
Posted by: Iurii

Re: Announcing Anamedia - A Myst-like Adventure - 01/10/16 12:28 AM

Thanks for the news!
Posted by: Vairon

Re: Announcing Anamedia - A Myst-like Adventure - 01/10/16 03:32 AM

Seems interesting, thanks Ana.

The Myst games are rising... again! Hahaha. bravo
Posted by: Cookie

Re: Announcing Anamedia - A Myst-like Adventure - 01/10/16 05:57 AM

Hi! My name is Silvia. I'm one of the TWO Similia and cocreator of ANAMEDIA!
Thank you so much for the interest in our game ... it's fuel for our engine! yes

Our main purpose is not to disappoint who loves Myst-like games.
Today Anamedia is like a child who needs a lot of care and this is what we are going to do, even if the path should be longer and harder than expected, just as we take great care of gamers opinions and criticism
... so play the demo and shoot! lol
Whatever you need I'm here, at your disposal!

Thanks again Ana and you all! wave
Posted by: Kaki's Sister

Re: Announcing Anamedia - A Myst-like Adventure - 01/10/16 06:48 AM

Thanks Ana! Silvia your game looks fantastic! I just watched the trailer and am looking forward to your Myst like game. Hope it will be playable on my Apple iMac computer. Good Luck and keep us posted!
Posted by: GreyFuss

Re: Announcing Anamedia - A Myst-like Adventure - 01/10/16 09:29 AM

Hello Cookie

Love the game so far although I am stuck at the moment. I know this is just the Demo but will the completed game be wide screen? The only thing I wish was different was the cursor. A more conventional one would be nice, everything else so far is neat and the puzzles are cool. Are you a long way from release? Trying to make a map of the Levanda world right now. Might there be one in the completed game?
Posted by: Cookie

Re: Announcing Anamedia - A Myst-like Adventure - 01/10/16 09:35 AM

Yes, Kaki's Sister... in few day it should be ready! yes
I'll come back here to inform you or you can check the site, now and then!

Bye wave
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Announcing Anamedia - A Myst-like Adventure - 01/10/16 10:22 AM

welcome to GameBoomers Cookie!

Ana wave
Posted by: Cookie

Re: Announcing Anamedia - A Myst-like Adventure - 01/10/16 01:31 PM

Ooops, sorry GreyFuss... blush I see your post only now!! I suppose we were writing the message almost at the same time!
I'll try to answer all questions:

- Actually, the game IS wide screen; you only need to select AUTO from MENU/OPTION. Try and let me know
- We HOPE that Anamedia can be ready at the end of this year or at the beginning of 2017, if all goes well!
- Nope! No map, like Myst-style ... but you'll see that in 10 or 11 laps you'll feel right at home. lol Jokes aside, we have thaught it was more rewarding to do it by oneself!

Thanks for your feedback wave
Posted by: GreyFuss

Re: Announcing Anamedia - A Myst-like Adventure - 01/10/16 05:21 PM

Hi Cookie

As far as the widescreen view, the setting was on Auto so I played around with the other settings and nothing changes. The size of the game is only in 4:3 ratio.

I know what you mean about making maps yourself as I love doing that and having to take lots of notes however because the field of vision is so limited when walking around its hard to orient oneself to where on the island we are at that time as no landmarks can be seen in the distance and such. My map is not lining up right to the direction and destination. I am not complaining, far from it, I am enjoying the play and will enjoy it more once I figure out what some of the things I come across mean.

Oh...rats...I thought the game was closer to being finished than what you say. At least I had hoped as much.
Posted by: Kaki's Sister

Re: Announcing Anamedia - A Myst-like Adventure - 01/10/16 05:31 PM

Thanks Cookie. I'll be back to check too! wave
Posted by: Mad

Re: Announcing Anamedia - A Myst-like Adventure - 01/11/16 10:18 AM

Thanks, BrownEyedTigre thumbsup
Posted by: Cookie

Re: Announcing Anamedia - A Myst-like Adventure - 01/11/16 10:23 AM

You're absolutely right, it'not so easy to orient oneself on that willow tree.
I remember that I feel lost too when I saw this maze of path for the first time. crazy
But Simona ( Paupasia), the project creator and graphic designer, did something clever and logical putting hints along the track that can help you!
I'll put them in a spoiler ( and forgive me if you've already noticed them)
Click to reveal..
- the path lies on two concentric circles
- the color of the path lights is linked to that of the clocks

If you are still stuck I can provide both a map and other hints.

As for the screen issue..... there's something new in the air smile Simona will come to explain it soon!

Bye thanks
Posted by: GreyFuss

Re: Announcing Anamedia - A Myst-like Adventure - 01/11/16 11:02 AM

Thanks Cookie but I wasn't in need of any hints here. I will get it eventually. Still can't get it to be full screen.
Posted by: Paupasia

Re: Announcing Anamedia - A Myst-like Adventure - 01/11/16 11:59 AM

Hi GreyFuss! I'm Simona, the "other" Similia. laugh
Currently the game is in 4:3 with support for widescreen. In 16:10 images are scaled perfectly, but in 16:9, to avoid distortion, the game engine adds pillarboxed. Visionaire Studio is an engine dedicated to 2D, does not have the camera, as in the 3D engines, to cut or add visual angles automatically.
Probably, indeed, certainly the final game will be widescreen considering the expansion of this format laugh
Posted by: Marian

Re: Announcing Anamedia - A Myst-like Adventure - 01/11/16 12:15 PM

welcome to GameBoomers, Paupasia.
Posted by: Paupasia

Re: Announcing Anamedia - A Myst-like Adventure - 01/11/16 12:24 PM

Thank you Marian! Happy to be here! laugh
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Announcing Anamedia - A Myst-like Adventure - 01/11/16 12:41 PM

welcome Paupasia! And thanks for the explanation.

Ana wave
Posted by: Paupasia

Re: Announcing Anamedia - A Myst-like Adventure - 01/11/16 01:19 PM

Hi Ana! Thanks to you! smile
Posted by: GreyFuss

Re: Announcing Anamedia - A Myst-like Adventure - 01/11/16 03:17 PM

Originally Posted By: Paupasia
Hi GreyFuss! I'm Simona, the "other" Similia. laugh
Currently the game is in 4:3 with support for widescreen. In 16:10 images are scaled perfectly, but in 16:9, to avoid distortion, the game engine adds pillarboxed. Visionaire Studio is an engine dedicated to 2D, does not have the camera, as in the 3D engines, to cut or add visual angles automatically.
Probably, indeed, certainly the final game will be widescreen considering the expansion of this format laugh

wave Paupasia

Good to know the finished game will be wide screen. Thank you

Posted by: UruBoo

Re: Announcing Anamedia - A Myst-like Adventure - 01/12/16 03:16 PM

Hi Cookie!

Sorry to disapoint you, but the game is NOT widescreen. The option you have is if you want to play it in fullscreen or not. And doesn't matter which option you choose, it's still not widescreen. I would like to comment more about the demo but I am already stuck in the first puzzle. I think logic is not my forte.

EDIT: FORGET ABOUT THIS POST. I DIDN'T SEE THERE WAS ANOTHER PAGE.
Posted by: Cookie

Re: Announcing Anamedia - A Myst-like Adventure - 01/13/16 04:44 AM

no problem, UruBoo wink
Posted by: Cookie

Re: Announcing Anamedia - A Myst-like Adventure - 01/14/16 03:38 AM

...only now I realize I( we) have not thanked you to be here, in this community that still seems to appreciate Myst-style adventures!

Thank you, MaG for introducing us to Ana! thumbsup
Ana, a big thanks to you for having announced our game! thanks

A nice day to all of you!


Posted by: Kaki's Sister

Re: Announcing Anamedia - A Myst-like Adventure - 01/14/16 04:23 AM

Cookie is it ready yet for play on Apple computer?
Posted by: Cookie

Re: Announcing Anamedia - A Myst-like Adventure - 01/14/16 05:54 AM

Not yet, sorry!
Honestly, the only problem is that neither I nor my friend have an Apple computer to test it on smirk

I have an idea! idea Do you mind to test the .exe file for us? You would do us a great favor and you could be the first one to play Anamedia for Mac ... smile
If you agree, I'll send you the link as a private message
( a refusal is not a problem ;))
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Announcing Anamedia - A Myst-like Adventure - 01/14/16 10:30 AM

Cookie, the pleasure is mine! Pleased to meet you!

Ana wave
Posted by: Cookie

Re: Announcing Anamedia - A Myst-like Adventure - 01/16/16 06:11 AM

Kaki's Sister.... finally a good news for you and for Mac users:
the DEMO is ready! rah
You can find it HERE

I hope you enjoy it!
Have a nice weekend all of you! wave
Posted by: Winfrey

Re: Announcing Anamedia - A Myst-like Adventure - 01/16/16 08:37 AM

You just made many gammers very happy Cookie
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Announcing Anamedia - A Myst-like Adventure - 01/16/16 10:29 AM

That was quick Cookie! Well done!

Ana joy
Posted by: Kaki's Sister

Re: Announcing Anamedia - A Myst-like Adventure - 01/17/16 05:07 AM

WOW! Thank you Cookie! thumbsup wave
Posted by: Cookie

Re: Announcing Anamedia - A Myst-like Adventure - 01/17/16 06:30 AM

Hi, Ana! I'm Speedy Gonzales in disguise

You're welcome, Kaki's Sister!! I hope that everything is right yes
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Announcing Anamedia - A Myst-like Adventure - 01/17/16 09:55 AM

Hahaha Cookie! Awesome!
Posted by: Jeepers

Re: Announcing Anamedia - A Myst-like Adventure - 01/17/16 12:44 PM

I have tried to DL this demo twice and both times I get a message: This program can't start because MSVCR.110 is missing from your computer. Reinstall to correct. I reinstalled and same message. Is there a fix for this?
Posted by: Cookie

Re: Announcing Anamedia - A Myst-like Adventure - 01/17/16 01:15 PM

Hey Jeepers!

You probably need Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2012 package to run the game.
You can easily download it for 32 bit (vcredist_x86) or 64 bit (vcredist_x64) HERE ( choose the version of your OS )

Let me know if it works ! wink
Posted by: Jeepers

Re: Announcing Anamedia - A Myst-like Adventure - 01/17/16 02:52 PM

Thanks Cookie, I dl both 64 and 86 before game would work. I have 64 and after dl that file, game still wouldn't work, so went back to web and dl the 86 and now it comes up, so I will give it a go. Thanks
Posted by: Cookie

Re: Announcing Anamedia - A Myst-like Adventure - 01/17/16 03:33 PM

.dll missing error is very annoying !! smirk
I've changed my PC one month ago and I had the same problem.
If you haven't already done, check the DirectX9 and 11, update your Graphic Card Drivers, then Visual C++
- e.g. in my OS Win7x64, I have installed all the Microsoft Visual C++ Libraries from 2005 to 2015

I hope that you will find this useful!
Posted by: Kaki's Sister

Re: Announcing Anamedia - A Myst-like Adventure - 01/18/16 05:32 AM

Works great so far Cookie. Thanks so much! I really appreciate all the work you've done!
Posted by: sanford

Re: Announcing Anamedia - A Myst-like Adventure - 01/18/16 12:50 PM

Hi Cookie and Paupasia,
Being an addicted Mystaholic, I'm really having fun with this game demo. Thank you so much. Is there any chance of making a walkthrough in order to make my life easier? My grandkids could figure it out, but this grandpa is having trouble.
I wish you luck on your endeavor, and I look forward to the finished product.
Sandy
Posted by: Cookie

Re: Announcing Anamedia - A Myst-like Adventure - 01/18/16 05:49 PM

Hey Sandy! Pleased to meet another Mystaholic, just like us! smile

Sorry it's just too soon for the walkthrough. We have decided, as mutually agreed, to give only hints .... at least for now!
Please, don't hate us! smirk
I will give you all my support, just tell me how can I help you wink
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Announcing Anamedia - A Myst-like Adventure - 01/18/16 06:27 PM

There is a hint thread started here that can be posted in.

No hints allowed in Discussion forum so as not to give spoilers to others.
Posted by: sanford

Re: Announcing Anamedia - A Myst-like Adventure - 01/18/16 08:04 PM

Thanks for the Hint Thread, Ana. It's much appreciated.
Sandy
Posted by: The Haze

Re: Announcing Anamedia - A Myst-like Adventure - 01/18/16 11:38 PM

I have an initial opinion on this demo. I have been wandering around in it for a couple of hours now. I am absolutely lost and absolutely impressed. The game is beautiful; the music is weirdly fine, I have no idea(yet)what I'm doing, and I like it a lot! Thank you for allowing us to play it.
Posted by: Cookie

Re: Announcing Anamedia - A Myst-like Adventure - 01/19/16 03:37 AM

oops...sorry, Ana, and thanks for the Hint Thread. I admit I haven't read the rules! blush

The Haze, thank you so much. You make us very happy!!

See you on the other thread wink
Posted by: Cookie

Re: Announcing Anamedia - A Myst-like Adventure - 04/01/16 02:37 AM

Hi,I'm back! wave
I hope this news is welcome to anyone stuck in game...
In fact, here's the WALKTHROUGH! wink
If you have any questions do not hesitate to ask us!

Thank you all
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Announcing Anamedia - A Myst-like Adventure - 04/01/16 08:59 AM

Thank you Cookie!

Ana wave
Posted by: MaG

Re: Announcing Anamedia - A Myst-like Adventure - 04/01/16 09:05 AM

Thanks Cookie,

GB walkthrough page will link to the walkthrough. luck
Posted by: Cookie

Re: Announcing Anamedia - A Myst-like Adventure - 04/01/16 11:26 AM

Great! Thanks MaG and Ana! flowers
thanks
Posted by: Vairon

Re: Announcing Anamedia - A Myst-like Adventure - 05/06/16 06:15 AM

Looks amazing!

Any news about this game? wink
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Announcing Anamedia - A Myst-like Adventure - 05/06/16 10:34 AM

It's coming along nicely! I have some screens to add shortly.
Posted by: Vairon

Re: Announcing Anamedia - A Myst-like Adventure - 05/06/16 10:37 AM

Great!

Thanks Ana, I can't wait to see this images happydance
Posted by: Tracy

Re: Announcing Anamedia - A Myst-like Adventure - 05/07/16 03:28 PM

Hi Cookie. I wanted to share that I've been playing the demo of Anamedia, and it looks just beautiful! It DOES have a nice Myst-like quality, and I'm already intrigued by the story! You've done such a nice job so far, and I'm really looking forward to the finshed game now! smile

Tracy, who's first game "love" was Myst, and so is very excited today about your game! smile
Posted by: Cookie

Re: Announcing Anamedia - A Myst-like Adventure - 05/07/16 04:01 PM

A BIG BIG thanks to you, Tracy!! thanks
I'm so glad to hear that ... We'll try not to disappoint you! wink

EDIT: Tracy, I've just added your nice comment on the WEBSITE
I hope you don't mind smile
Posted by: Tracy

Re: Announcing Anamedia - A Myst-like Adventure - 05/07/16 07:12 PM

You're so welcome, Cookie! I wish you guys all of the luck in the world with your beautiful game and I don't mind at all your adding my comment to your site! smile

Tracy rah