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INDIE GAME MAKING CONTEST ENTRY
THE CONTEST ENTRY VERSION COMPLETED BEFORE THE DEADLINE IS VERSION 1.4! Any version after that is not for the contest. I'm keeping the contest version up for you to see what it was like then(I was unhappy with how I didn't revise the writing when I changed the number of levels)!

The contest entry aims for an hour length. Future, more enhanced versions will have more levels. But for the contest, this first version will feature ONE memory the player must complete. It'll have four stages for visiting, as you try to find the conspiracy and solve this patient's problem.


COMPLETE: Current Version: 1.5
(Check download page for a version without RTP)

Perspective stars Amelia, the player, who discovers her attribute: memory. Guided by a therapist, she'll figure out how to use this ability in helpful ways for the patients. Evelyn Catarina, the lead therapist in the office, and her assistant Mr Pharell hope for an even greater benefit: finding information on a multi-country conspiracy!

The player will enter the patient's memory where they must follow clues. How do you obtain clues? By spectating the memory and watching where people go, hearing what they say. Based on your observations, you'll follow each lead to be in the right spot at the right time, and discover the mystery behind the memory! You can only be in one place at one time and when you discover something, you may have to just go back to an earlier part of the memory to follow the lead. Jump from stage to stage in the memory, each lasting a few minutes long.

The game experience will be very different for everyone! You can choose to find clues however you like. Follow this one person through the whole stage. Run around aimlessly to happen across something luckily. Choose a room and stay the entire stage. Do what you want to figure it out. Do the stages in any order! In the end, you'll need to have each piece of the mystery to prove the answer to it! (Although using your deduction skills is the preferred strategy)

Resource credits to:
Celiana for the tileset
Kread for an Event Update script
N.A.S.T.Y. Text Pop Over Events -Nelderson, tomoaky, and IceDragon
Gab Window - Yanfly
RMN Music Pack for the Soundtrack
MACK for use of the character generator

Other than my work, which includes level design, narrative design, writing, and all things gameplay, Seiromem mapped the level. And then thanks are due for my testers!
Veronica Bennie(Younger Sister)
John Bennie(Younger Brother, AKA: Seiromem)
Adam Rice
Andrew Clifford
Sone Berrios

Latest Blog

Act 2 resuming development, new system for clues, and Itch.io

Itch.io
First off, I've put the game up on itch.io! Perspective is ultimately going to be free of course, but I put it up there in case some might be generous enough to donate. It would help immensely and be very appreciated. Here's the link. I might plan some kind of reward for those who donate, maybe extras. Hmmmm...
http://outcry44.itch.io/perspective

Resuming Development
On to other news! I've gotten back to this project, and I'm getting back to working on the mapping of my four levels. I was going to wait until all four were mapped and show them as progress, but it's taking longer then I'd hoped. One is done, but I need to move on to the next ones. Other than mapping, I've got some character graphics to edit, but I also recently have a change coming with act 2 in terms of clues.

New Evented Conditions for Clues
I always knew using regions would be the way to go(since I'm just an eventer), but had not figured out how to use them in VXACE. I knew them in vx but for some reason didn't find them in ACE. But I looked back into it and found it to be a great way to make sure the player is standing near the clue in order for it to appear. I can also track to make sure they have seen hints to where to find a clue before they can find said clue. This will be an interesting tool to make sure players aren't randomly happening upon these clues, and I can force them to deduce where they should find the clues instead. However, I'll be careful with this, especially with what I just mentioned: making sure they have seen hints first. This would be confusing to a player who already knows about the clue and just wants to find it. So I can only add this condition in certain circumstances. Act 1's level won't be changed much, but these next act 2 levels will!

I still don't have a way to allow fast forwarding and rewinding. That's a little too intense for my skills. That would be a feature in a remake, when I can work with a programmer to set that up. But ah well. That's what's new with Perspective! Again, if you like my work and can donate a dollar in support, I'll be very thankful!

Posts

I have not heard much else in terms of feedback. Don't be shy :P. For anyone who's played it, what'd you think?

I encourage anyone to speak their mind :).
Is there a waklthrough by chance? I'm not sure if I'm completely retarded and just missing it, or if maybe it's a bug. I can't seem to find one of the clues, and I've gone over it over and over and over again.
nhubi
Liberté, égalité, fraternité
11099
author=outcry312
I have not heard much else in terms of feedback. Don't be shy :P. For anyone who's played it, what'd you think?

I encourage anyone to speak their mind :).


Actually accha pretty much hit all the points in her review that I would have made via feedback, so I feel like it's already been said. There were a few points that I felt could have been added, but they were actually discussed between you to in the comments on the review, so I didn't feel the need to echo the sentiments.

Sorry, I should have at least had the courtesy to say that I enjoyed the game.
author=d_e_a_d_
Is there a waklthrough by chance? I'm not sure if I'm completely retarded and just missing it, or if maybe it's a bug. I can't seem to find one of the clues, and I've gone over it over and over and over again.

I was thinking about making a page for it. I was gonna wait, but I'll put it up soon. Unless you just want a quick answer? Which clue is it? You can PM me, just tell me which crystal or the hint for the crystal or something.

EDIT: I have added a walkthrough page, phew! Use it wisely ;)

author=nhubi
author=outcry312
I have not heard much else in terms of feedback. Don't be shy :P. For anyone who's played it, what'd you think?

I encourage anyone to speak their mind :).
Actually accha pretty much hit all the points in her review that I would have made via feedback, so I feel like it's already been said. There were a few points that I felt could have been added, but they were actually discussed between you to in the comments on the review, so I didn't feel the need to echo the sentiments.

Sorry, I should have at least had the courtesy to say that I enjoyed the game.

Oh, no need for the apology :P, it's pretty much what I assumed from the silence. Just checking in with people. Glad you enjoyed it!
nhubi
Liberté, égalité, fraternité
11099
Yes, I did and I'm looking forward to seeing how you expand this game post Contest. It will be good to traverse more than one mystery and deduce the truth again.
author=nhubi
Yes, I did and I'm looking forward to seeing how you expand this game post Contest. It will be good to traverse more than one mystery and deduce the truth again.


I'll be doing A LOT with this extended version. Ten times the size in fact. I'm looking forward to it as well. Sucks that I can't experience deducing one of these levels myself. I already know what happens! Dangit...
The game seems nice, but is there a download with a smaller file size?
I'm pretty sure the dl right now includes rtp (hence the 200 MB inflation.)
A non-rtp version would be appreciated.
author=karins_soulkeeper
The game seems nice, but is there a download with a smaller file size?
I'm pretty sure the dl right now includes rtp (hence the 200 MB inflation.)
A non-rtp version would be appreciated.


Yes, the RTP was included, as I still used some RTP stuff. I'm working on the download without RTP right now, I'll put it together for you and offer it up there. Thanks for saying something :).
nhubi
Liberté, égalité, fraternité
11099
author=outcry312
author=nhubi
Yes, I did and I'm looking forward to seeing how you expand this game post Contest. It will be good to traverse more than one mystery and deduce the truth again.
I'll be doing A LOT with this extended version. Ten times the size in fact. I'm looking forward to it as well. Sucks that I can't experience deducing one of these levels myself. I already know what happens! Dangit...

Hmm well you'll just have to find someone you trust and give them the unencrypted version to develop a mystery for you.
Haha, that would be interesting. I already have plenty of fun putting together my own levels, but it would be cool to have someone else make one for me to play. I'd have to teach them to make sure they can make a level without any errors, in terms of timing and move events and all of the technical stuff. I've thought about having some community-made levels, but figured I'd have to put the final version of them together anyway. Letting them write it and design it, but I'd put it together and stuff.

I've thought about how cool community levels would be for a while, actually. Didn't think I knew how to go about it. With proper instruction, perhaps someone could put a level together by themselves. Hmmmm... More exciting things to think about but... I've only made one fully complete level so far. The process could still use some fine-tuning, I'm sure, but it's close.
shayoko
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515
This games next on my list,and thus far the plot/world details are confusing and headace inducing
but outside of that the game is great!!!
from what i know about the engine the amount of scripting you must of did to make this
puts me in tears...having that many npcs walking around alone
is insane!

glitches note ect

can walk over this sign :3

also for the 1st case something feels wrong with the times
unless its just me
The party begins 1:15
The guards arrive 1:30
The night 1:45
The note is found 2:20

in order of the above list
by the events shoulnt the order be
1. The party begins
4.The note is found
2.The guards arrive
3.The night
?
the note being found after the investigation and the guards leave and ect feels odd
especially since it wasnt hidden
maybe just me tho :3
Thanks for playing, shayoko. There are some passability errors and stuff in the contest version, that sign just one among plenty. As for the times, I can see there's a bit of confusion. The times are how long the memories are, not when they take place ;). So the order is:

1: The Party Begins
2: The Note is Found
3: The Guards Arrive
4: That Night

I'm rewriting the game as I speak, sorry for the confusion! I'm not very happy with my writing in this one, aside from the level's mystery as I found that to be quite successful. Hopefully this rewrite will improve things greatly.

As for the scripting, I'm no programmer. That's in thanks to the event update script from Kread, some text pop-up scripts, and a lot of move events and timing!
shayoko
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515
oh
i thought it was when they took place nvm :3

anyone got a full walkthru/guide for this?
im officially stuck and need help to continue lol..

im on the 1st real mystery(tho im assuming the game ends after it)
and
1.i cant find the 1st clue(proof X is innocent or guilty)
or
2.5(guess who took Emily which isn't in a stage your literally supposed to guess and i think i know who did it)
just need help with the 1st one

so that it doesn't ruin the game for other please pm this info thanks
http://rpgmaker.net/games/6402/Walkthrough/

;)


Also, yes, it's the last one. I only had enough time for one level. If I tried any more it wouldn't of been good :P.
shayoko
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515
im really sorry for my stupidity : (
not many games have or need walkthrus
so i kind of didn't notice that tab until after i posted da message : O
thx
Those little tabs aren't always noticeable, you're not stupid it's merely a vision... thing... :D

Oh! And that second thing you mentioned. It doesn't necessarily have to be a guess... if you catch my meaning ;)
shayoko
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515
Finished the game,sadly couldn't see the bad ending when i tried to go for it for the heck of it
the memory of the XXXX
the dialog didn't play : (
btw i picked number 2 :3

^also note it was from the try again after credits
and when i got to the part where your gonna find the evidence there was some move speed glitch
the running speed was the normal walking speed

Thoughts
This game was orgasmic!
this is one of the BEST story driven games in rpg maker!
i can only compare it to "happy birthday"
outside of selfishly wanting more mystery's
id give this a 10/10
i really hope to see expansions,updates,episodes or even just more games of this sexy quality
my day has been made! : D
Seiromem
I would have more makerscore If I did things.
6374
Quit confusing him, I don't think it's possible to even hold meanings, let alone catch them.
shayoko
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515
im not THAT stupid!
its a metaphor!
: (
Seiromem
I would have more makerscore If I did things.
6374
Wait.

You can't hold metaphors!?

My life is a lie.
I had to say something rude. It's in the avatar.