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0 comments by Matriarch on Apr 3rd, 2013

Forceline is part of Groupees latest game bundle!

Today Forceline is on sale together with 5 other games in Groupees latest bundle.

The bundle contains the following games:

  • Forceline
  • Dead Pixels
  • 8-bit commando
  • Smooth operations
  • Bleed
  • Anodyone

You can buy the bundle here:
Groupees.com

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stinkytaco
stinkytaco Sep 19 2012, 3:34am says:

Amazing!

This is what A retro game would have looked like if they had 4 million color displays, and super high resolution monitors back in the 1980's.

unfortunately they did not have any of those back in the 1980's, so rather than looking "retro" it is simply poorly made.

You guys need to choose wheather you want blocky graphics or high colors. You cant mix both. Blocky-graphics should be low color, and High color sprites should be high resolution.

Also, Tile based games usually had a "look" about them because they where usually made up of hundreds of tiles that where the same size.

Reminded me of the old Trojan game from Capcom from the screenshot. Going to buy this tonight and give it a test run.

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s_d
s_d Sep 20 2012, 10:28pm replied:

Meh. I kind of see where you're coming from, however the statement that "you can't mix both" is a subjective statement from of your personal taste, and is clearly not everyone's opinion! Dungeons of Dredmor sports a similar art style, and thousands of people love that game (as do I). Do I think there are prettier games? Sure. Trine 2 is about a gorgeous as it comes, and I'm sure Matriarch would agree with that statement! However, a highly-produced style may not work here (in particular, realistic gore would wreck the charm of the game). The graphics are endearing, and look good enough to not interefere with gameplay, and, as I'm sure you're aware, games like this are ALL about the gameplay mechanics! So, I assume, that's why you're going to buy it & give it a test run, yes? I hope it passes the "wallclock" test! I'm also interested in checking it out...

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Matriarch Creator
Matriarch Sep 20 2012, 1:25pm replied:

Thanks you for your comment!
Whether you actually thought it to be amazing or poorly made?

Actually there is only 52 colours used in the entire game.
Yes, we wanted a retro look but not "to" retro and the resolution is alot higher than a 1980:game for obvious reasons.
What we sought was a design we liked and hopefully was inspiring to a lot of gamers.

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s_d
s_d Sep 18 2012, 1:57am says:

Weird... I'm so used to seeing this game in the Desura Alphafunding program each time I log in to buy games, that I actually began to subconsciously think it was called "Forceline Alpha"!!

Which, now that I think of it, would be a pretty damn good name for a space-marine style shooter, or X-COM-style turn-based tactics game ...

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Gorzahg
Gorzahg Sep 18 2012, 6:39am replied:

I remember thinking that too.

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Matriarch Creator
Matriarch Sep 20 2012, 1:32pm replied:

There might be a Forceline 2 with a sci-fi theme. You never know? It could be kinda cool actually.

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FeralCanada
FeralCanada Aug 13 2012, 12:46pm says:

Looks alot like The Sprit Engine games. Should be worth a play.

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ThreeSon
ThreeSon Sep 18 2012, 3:07am replied:

Speaking of... Whatever happened to those games? Why aren't they on Desura?

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SirPrimalform
SirPrimalform Sep 18 2012, 12:55pm replied:

Hmm, they should be shouldn't they?

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EASTEDERD
EASTEDERD Aug 10 2012, 4:49pm says:

How good is this game? It looks like you guys like it and dthe rateing is good, but is it something that you will be playing for a long time?

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Gorzahg
Gorzahg Aug 11 2012, 1:40am replied:

It's solid, but it's nothing spectacular. It was also a bit harder then I had expected.

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Matriarch Creator
Matriarch Aug 11 2012, 1:57am replied:

Yea, it's quite hard at the moment. We're working on balancing the game now, to make sure it's not impossible to beat.

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intergang
intergang Aug 23 2012, 9:33pm replied:

Hopefully that doesn't mean your going to make it another pat yourself on the back game. Games are supposed to be hard. Make a baby mode / super easy if need be, but please keep a hard or even add a hardcore mode for peopel who didn't grow up on blow yourself COD.

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Matriarch Creator
Matriarch Aug 26 2012, 2:21am replied:

We're looking for the right balance. In a few weeks we're releasing the next beta version, where we've balanced things more, fixed a lot of bugs and made sure the game is not impossible to beat. The first levels are a little bit easier, but then we've tighten things up to give a good challenge.

Please give some C&C on the next beta version and tell us if the game is to easy, to hard or "just right".

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