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This is my entry for the current Indie Game Maker Contest 2014.

A Phantom's Children is a story about one man's journey to rescue his four children from the clutches of a wicked Beldam whom has dragged them into The Underworld. On the journey the father gather's some comrades and storms The Underworld, fighting off ghouls and ghosts and risking his own eternal soul so that he can get them back.

This game is a dungeon crawler: you take the roll as Oswald, a widowed father of four, who must venture into The Underworld to save his children from eternal damnation.

Also, check out my website listed below and check out some of my other works on wattpad.
My website page: http://www.crimsonkingdompublishing.com/

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Finally Fixed!

So way way back in June/July when I uploaded this game, I uploaded it with a huge bug. I was aware of the bug after the game's initial review, but at the time I was moving so I told myself that I would fix it after I was all done moving. Well, moving took up a lot of my time and truth be told I just completely forgot. It wasn't until about a week ago that I remembered and I quickly got to work on it.

Well I would just like to say that I finally fixed the bug and the game is running smoothly. If you guys do find any big bugs that I overlooked or didn't find post about it and I will get right on it.
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  • CaptainCrimson
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  • 06/14/2014 12:58 AM
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Why i can't to download this game???

I like it but I can't download
The game is not complete yet, but I do plan on having a demo up fairly soon.
nhubi
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I know you need to include the RTP for the contest rules, but can you provide a non-rtp version as well as 450Mb is huge!

Good Luck.
author=nhubi
I know you need to include the RTP for the contest rules, but can you provide a non-rtp version as well as 450Mb is huge!

Good Luck.


This looks like something I'd want to play, but 450mb would take literally 3 days to dl on my current connection. It'll have to just be playlisted for now q_q
author=nhubi
I know you need to include the RTP for the contest rules, but can you provide a non-rtp version as well as 450Mb is huge!

Good Luck.


Alright, I'll take care of that. Uploading the download took AGES so I imagine that the actual download process would take forever
shayoko
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looks generic,painfully so.would of been a huge difference to play a demon or what have you from this under world rather then the protagonist being the average American movie lead
who gets the girl,saves his family and kills X amount of people.
among a few other things.
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i like the title but not sure if its fitting for the plot :3
author=shayoko
looks generic,painfully so.would of been a huge difference to play a demon or what have you from this under world rather then the protagonist being the average American movie lead
who gets the girl,saves his family and kills X amount of people.
among a few other things.
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i like the title but not sure if its fitting for the plot :3


Difference to play as a demon? I'm pretty sure that's fairly common as well. (The Disgaea Series, Devil May Cry, Legacy of Kain, etc...) But, demons are supposed to be creatures of the damned. Video games take creative liberty with the term demon to use it synonymous with monster.

I can tell that you just read the summary and looked at some of the images, but didn't actually play the game. All of those things you named as generic aren't quite accurate. I know you're trying to give constructive criticism, but this is not. I would like it rather if you would play the game before trying to give me room to improve.
I opened the 4 doors at the end of the eastern ring & the button was already pushed in, now I can't go any further. Can you help please? Thanks in advance
author=mal
I opened the 4 doors at the end of the eastern ring & the button was already pushed in, now I can't go any further. Can you help please? Thanks in advance


Hmmm...that's odd. That never happened to me in testing so I'm going to do some digging and see what's up. I'm wondering if maybe something prematurely uses that switch...I honestly can't say.

It shouldn't take too long to fix however. I'll put up a new patch here soon
Thanks for responding so quickly, but now when you travel back from the Southern ring the screen just goes black! Hope it can be sorted as I was really enjoying your game. Thanks in advance
author=mal
Thanks for responding so quickly, but now when you travel back from the Southern ring the screen just goes black! Hope it can be sorted as I was really enjoying your game. Thanks in advance


Oh, that was probably from me tinkering with stuff looking for what was wrong...It may take me a while, but I'll do a whole big super analysis of everything to make sure that everything is up in working order.
I can't extract/install the game .. it just says "extract failed" after starting on some audio. Other of its kind work perfectly well, though.
Started as admin, and tried a redownload as well.
nhubi
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author=Kylaila
I can't extract/install the game .. it just says "extract failed" after starting on some audio. Other of its kind work perfectly well, though.
Started as admin, and tried a redownload as well.


Yeah that happens sometimes with the audio section in the extraction process, CaptainCrisomson will have to re-compress it. I ran across this bug too, so I downloaded the RTP version and it extracts properly.
Is that so? Thanks for the notice, will do that.
nhubi
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11099
No problem, glad to help.

@CaptainCrimson, I've run across a passage issue nothing that stops the game but you may want to add it to your list of fixes.

In Greggor's house in the village you can walk up his stairs and on to the top of the walls. You need to do what you did in Janet's with a little dialogue saying you shouldn't go upstairs in your friends house, or get rid of the stairs since it doesn't look like a two story house from the outside anyway.

Also that monster with the bag who nicks your money, I think you meant to call him a Rogue, not Rouge since the former is a thief and the latter is French for red.

Edit: When Stein goes up in level his magic spells aren't listed under magic, they are placed under special, but since they are basically AoE versions of his first level spells they really should be under the magic tab, it's weird having to choose magic to target single enemies and special to target multiple.

Edit 2: I'm not sure how well this would have gone in the contest since the criteria was try to keep it to an hour since that's all the judges would allow, I'm just starting ring 3 and I'm already at 2 hours, given the dynamic I'd say this game will clock in around 4, did you intend for it to be this long?
nhubi
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11099
Sorry I know it's double posting but this one deserves it. There is a game breaker at the end of the 3rd chapter, after you rescue Anju you get a cut scene then a teleport back to the house, you teleport into the wrong room, Harald's, rather than Anju's and after the cut scene you fade to black but don't fade back in. So you are left with a black screen and no way to see where you are going. I'd say you simply left off the Fade-in command from the cut scene end.

Edit: Ok so because I'm a lunatic I found a way around this, and only because I'd taken some screenshots for a review. Basically if you can make it back to the underworld and onto one of the coffins the screen will fade back in.

I'll give a step by step if someone would like to try this, but it's tedious and the game really does need to be fixed.
Alright, I have heard what you folks have to say and I am currently on way to fixing it! To be honest, this was all just poor organization on my part. As the contest got closer and closer to ending I started panicking and I guess several things didn't get double checked. I played through it numerous times as did some of my friends who I had play the game along side of me, but I must have done something stupid and copied the wrong templates into the wrong places and made it all jumbly-dumbly.

But, I will get on all of this as soon as possible and fix them ASAP

author=nhubi
Also that monster with the bag who nicks your money, I think you meant to call him a Rogue, not Rouge since the former is a thief and the latter is French for red.


This actually has a funny story behind it. So, I do have a bad habit of spelling Rogue, Rouge. One of my friends caught it and we thought it would be funny if we left it as a reference to the color red and my username CaptainCrimson. Maybe it would have been actually funny if I'd colored the monster red as opposed to blue, but at the time I thought it wouldn't matter.

author=nhubi
I'm not sure how well this would have gone in the contest since the criteria was try to keep it to an hour since that's all the judges would allow, I'm just starting ring 3 and I'm already at 2 hours, given the dynamic I'd say this game will clock in around 4, did you intend for it to be this long?


To be honest, I've read through all of the rules and judging criteria and such multiple multiple times and I can't believe I never once caught the 1 hour criteria. I feel like a dumbo now :/
nhubi
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11099
You're not a dumbo, and there is nothing that says the game can't be longer, just that the judges won't play for more than an hour, I'd rescued the youngest by then so that's probably where they'll stop, it does give a feel for what you were aiming for, and the frigid island is the one I liked best anyway.

Ah, I see, maybe if you included an in-game reference to it then people wouldn't assume a spelling error, though yes recolouring them red may help. Also in the spelling department, Krakus ability should be grenade, not gernade.

In regard to the black screen stopping people (other than me because I'm crazy) I really would just look at the cutscene with Anju, it'll be a simple fade-in that is missing at the end. Though you do also have to make sure that after the first day at school memory that Oswald appears in the right room. As it stands it plays it just looks odd.

And there is another problem, the dark king fight, after that series in the arena has a missing audio resource FW_Dungeon4. That one is particularly annoying since I just fought my way through 6 others to get to him. I just renamed another theme to the missing one, but you'll need to include it if you want the theme you wanted playing in that battle.
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