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SEELE Games presents...



- Introduction -

It has been a rough year, that's for sure.
2020, I mean.

I couldn't manage to release a single full game during that time. The only thing I managed to release was a very rough Alpha demo (rough year, rough releases) of Karma Flow 2 - Tears of a Ghost.

I wanna change that.

The Lady Puppet will be a complete game, and will be released by the time the Seasons Event IV ends, or shortly after it ends anyway (a la PSYCHE Locke).

This experimental game, much like PSYCHE Locke was at the time, will be conceived in order for me to explore new territories and put emphasis on certain aspects I usually do not put enough emphasis on. In other words, it's a game that's meant to make me grow as a dev, hopefully, and test new stuff that will help me greatly with my main game, Karma Flow 2.


- About the game -

The Lady Puppet is a short 2D Dark Adventure game with emphasis on atmosphere, exploration, light puzzle solving and stealth.

The player takes on the role of the innocent Lailah Reah and will have to help her find a way out of Clawhill, a mysterious place that's apparently disconnected from the "outside world" and that's trapping her and all of the other "survivors".

Lailah will be able to walk, run and examine objects and documents scattered all around Clawhill. Certain items will allow Lailah to heal her wounds or progress through the game. Documents will, instead, give insights on the overall plot and backstory of the game. Collecting them will allow the player to uncover the story and to understand what's going on exactly.

When confronted with the enemy, the player will have to be careful not to get spotted by them, or else a chase sequence will begin. Enemies will be able to see and hear Lailah. Their pattern and effectiveness depends on the type of enemy.

There will be another small twist added to the gameplay. I won't spoil it to you, you'll have to play to see. :)


- Plot summary -

September 21, Autumn season. The season of changes.

Lailah Reah wakes up only to find herself trapped in a dark and dangerous place called Clawhill. For reasons she can't explain, she's "strung". Wires are stuck inside her wrists and her ankles, but somehow those don't limit her movements.

Despite being a model student and a nice person, Lailah lacks the courage to face the hardships that await her. But with the help of the Masked Woman maybe she'll be able to find the Spookhouse, the place that connects Clawhill to the "outside world", and escape from that nightmare.

Or maybe she'll perish? Maybe the Masked Woman should not be trusted?

Will a girl like her, always afraid and powerless, be able to survive?


- Characters -

https://rpgmaker.net/media/content/users/64303/locker/lailah_portr_res.png


Lailah Reah
Age: 17
Lailah is a young, joyful and smart girl that's the talk of the town. Why is she trapped inside Clawhill?

https://rpgmaker.net/media/content/users/64303/locker/masked_portr_res.png


The Masked Woman
Age: ??
A strange, subtle and attractive woman that wants to help Lailah getting out of Clawhill. Can she be trusted?

https://rpgmaker.net/media/content/users/64303/locker/lucas_portr_res.png


Lucas Marcimov
Age: 21
A tired and sarcastic man, that's been through the same shit for too long now. He's strung just like Lailah and all the other survivors and also currently "controlled by someone".

https://rpgmaker.net/media/content/users/64303/locker/micki_portr_res.png


Micki Rivera
Age: 17
A cheerful and extroverted girl and a long time friend of Lailah. She also ended up inside Clawhill and she's strung just like her.


- Credits -

A game by
OldPat


Main sprites by
Sidewinder91


Boulder sprite by
Esby


RGD Implementation by
Fux2
Invwindy

Third-party systems by
Theo
(Chase system)
Victor
(Footsteps)
Holy87
(Options, xInput)
RPGMakerSource
(Enhanced Camera,
Speed Trail)
efeberk,
Ryex,
Gustavo Bicalho,
Kubiwa Taicho
(EFE's
Request Script)
Orochii Zouveleki
(MD5)
game_guy
(JSON)
Tsukihime
(Text Input,
Event Wrapper,
Scene Interpreter)
Adiktuzmiko
(Game Custom Data)
thiago_d_d
(Book System)
GaryCXJk
(InpEx)
LB
(HUD)


Musics by
Kevin Macleod
(incompetech.com)
Ian Laurence
zero-project
Purple Planet Music
John Leonard French


SE by
John Leonard French
(Footsteps)
AmeAngelOfSin
on freesound.org
(Lailah SE)


Betatest by
Zorga
Beregon


Special Thanks to
coelocanth
For all the technical
support :P

Zorga
For encouraging me and
giving me new ideas!

RMN
For the constant support
and inspiration!


And a special "thank you" goes to you!
Thank you for giving "The Lady Puppet" a chance!


'Til next time!

Latest Blog

STEAM Announcement // Trailer




The Lady Puppet has now a store page on Steam!

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1571560/The_Lady_Puppet/



This is gonna be my first Steam game ever and my first commercial game too.
It will make good "training material" as I explore these new and unknown territories. Hopefully I'll learn a lot and I'll be able to attract many, many players!

The full version of the game will be released during the course of 2021 and will take full advantage of Steam's features, like Achievements, Leaderboards and Cloud.

I'm currently working on a new demo for the game, the 1.3 version, that will implement tons of new features and fixes.

Here is a quick list of what will be in the 1.3 demo:
  • Steamworks implementation.
  • Completely original soundtrack composed by Jasson Prestiliano of JPSoundworks (channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4TZ7ga-9oEnuEoCTt8aFWA).
  • 8-directional movements.
  • Graphical improvements like font being less anti-aliased.
  • Improved Stealth system, with enemies having better hearing. Walking on certain types of terrains, like grass, will produce more noise.
  • Added a "Sneak" button that will allow the player to move even slower and produce less noise.
  • Improvements on the overall dialogues and character's interactions.
  • Full screen is now available in the Options screen.
  • Various fixes.
  • And much more...



Here's a sneak peek of the new OST:




And here's the Steam Announcement Trailer:







Thank you!

'Til next time!

- Pat

Posts

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Looking sexy! It's nice to see you coming up with something so different from KF but also very consistent to your style!
OldPat
OrudoPatto, kisama!
4307
author=calunio
Looking sexy! It's nice to see you coming up with something so different from KF but also very consistent to your style!

Arigato, Cal! :)
I tried to do something different but still OldPat-ish. Hopefully it'll be a good attempt!

(Not that it required any real effort, anything I do eventually is OldPat-ish, because I'm doing it xD)
OOH! This looks amazing! I can't wait to see more ^^
OldPat
OrudoPatto, kisama!
4307
author=Harmless
OOH! This looks amazing! I can't wait to see more ^^


More to come soon!
Thank you, Harmy^^
Looking forward to playing this!
OldPat
OrudoPatto, kisama!
4307
author=Beregon
Looking forward to playing this!


Thank you, Beregon!
Let's do our best for the event!^^
Looks good soon i am going to publish news games *PROBABLY SPAM*
Maaaan that singing is so scary! I love that...so far pretty good, I will play more later but really starts with a bang .... literally
(I laughed when the man exploded cause I did not expect that at all!)
OldPat
OrudoPatto, kisama!
4307
author=TheRpgmakerAddict
Maaaan that singing is so scary! I love that...so far pretty good, I will play more later but really starts with a bang .... literally
(I laughed when the man exploded cause I did not expect that at all!)


LOL!

Thank you, man. :)
Let me know how it goes :P
OldPat
OrudoPatto, kisama!
4307
author=Mirak
aight

here we go


* _ *

Lemme know, man!
Loved the demo, need MOAR. MOAAAR!
CashmereCat
Self-proclaimed Puzzle Snob
10676
This game is very, very good! I can't wait to play the completed version. Recommended to all.
I just finished playing the demo now, and... I LOVED IT!!! Seriously, what a nice playing experience it was!!!
The thrilling and mysterious plot, always letting the player wanting to know more. The gameplay with the summoning, a really original idea (no idea how you programmed that honestly! I had a similar idea some time ago, but I wasn't able to do it with just events sadly). The mapping and the creepy athmosphere(that singing gave me goosebumps each time I heard it! I didn't have such a tense time while playing a game for a while!). And last but surely not least, the characters! They are well written. I honestly like Lucas, even if it's most of the time annoying.

EVERYTHING was good and made the game more than just enjoyable. I can't wait to play the final version! I honestly hope it won't be long before it comes out, I HAVE TO KNOW HOW THE STORY CONTINUES!!!
Nice job, Old Pat! A really amazing game you made here. Un applauso!
OldPat
OrudoPatto, kisama!
4307
author=Testament
Loved the demo, need MOAR. MOAAAR!


TESTOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Thank you! :)
MOAR will come!

author=CashmereCat
This game is very, very good! I can't wait to play the completed version. Recommended to all.


Arigato, Cash!^^

author=Make_it_MagiK
I just finished playing the demo now, and... I LOVED IT!!! Seriously, what a nice playing experience it was!!!
The thrilling and mysterious plot, always letting the player wanting to know more. The gameplay with the summoning, a really original idea (no idea how you programmed that honestly! I had a similar idea some time ago, but I wasn't able to do it with just events sadly). The mapping and the creepy athmosphere(that singing gave me goosebumps each time I heard it! I didn't have such a tense time while playing a game for a while!). And last but surely not least, the characters! They are well written. I honestly like Lucas, even if it's most of the time annoying.

EVERYTHING was good and made the game more than just enjoyable. I can't wait to play the final version! I honestly hope it won't be long before it comes out, I HAVE TO KNOW HOW THE STORY CONTINUES!!!
Nice job, Old Pat! A really amazing game you made here. Un applauso!


I'm really, really glad you liked it this much, Magik!
Wow! *_*

To be honest, I always thought I was very bad at making horror games. xD
Glad to know I still rock, hehe!

Thank you, man, really :)

FULL GAME TIME-DA!
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