Type Quest: Hand of the Mice is an adventure game with varying amounts of combat and puzzles. It is inspired by text adventures of the 1970's and 1980's, and therefore has a type-in command field as its main feature. Outside of movement and target selection, all actions are performed by typing in the command.

In terms of its art style and sound, it pays homage to old 2D games like The Legend of Zelda – in other words, retro games. Just like the type-in command feature, the aesthetics and presentation are a throwback to the old days of video games.

The player has a certain amount of freedom on his adventure. The more cleverly and creatively he uses the type-in command, the more other options will become available.

Sometimes the solution is simple, sometimes it requires some logical thinking, and sometimes there is an alternate solution that is hard to figure out. Going for different approaches encourages the player to replay the game once it has been completed.

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TypeQuest® Development Log

Tech Build 0.0.41, December 17th. 2013

More engine work going towards making outlines work. Specifically a lot has been done on text rendering, which means it is now possible to have text which is colour coded, as well as outlined to increase the contrast with the background.

Items can now be destroyed from the inventory. This can be done by a user command from the inventory, or I can trigger the item destruction from any game object. Let's say you open a door with a specific item, I can now tell the engine to destroy the item after it is used. Destruction as resorts the inventory items.

Equipped items will now show up in the main GUI, showing you what you are currently using. Talking about GUI, a new panel has been added. The information panel. It is showing your current target name. It will also show health & attack timer if the target is an enemy. Later will be able use the LOOK command at an enemy,to get detailed information like attacks and weaknesses.

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Development Log December 13th

Development Log December 13th

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Coding away at some nifty engine features like pixel outlines, dynamic player attack animations & fixing some annoying bugs.

Development Log December 10th

Development Log December 10th

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Back to coding the game. Map loading, sprites, animation systems, this game has it all!

Taking a quick break from coding

Taking a quick break from coding

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Taking a small break from code tonight. Was filling in the clothes in the sprites. Colored fills, insta-jump-suit.

TypeQuest® Development Log: Building for web & native

TypeQuest® Development Log: Building for web & native

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Working with both native AIR as well as web SWF is a pain, but I've sorted things out, which means there will be a live tech-demo on the site very soon!

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Guest

Love this idea. It looks great and you seem to have a lot of ambition. Keep up the good work!

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kevinandersson Creator
kevinandersson

Thanks! I am happy you like the overall concept. There is a lot still to do, and I've been outlining most of the technical stuff - so It's basically just checking stuff off. Sadly most of the code I am currently do right now, isn't really good to show. But once I nail the systems down, it will another case.

Feel free to follow the posts over at my site as well, and comment :)

Cheers,
Kevin

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Jesussaft
Jesussaft

I really like the artstyle of your game and also the idea. I wanted to play some old-school textadventures, but the lack of graphics really scared me off. So I curious what this game will offer. Is there a demo planned?

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kevinandersson Creator
kevinandersson

I am currently working on getting all the systems in place. It will go into a closed alpha at some point, and I will probably also be showing off some tech builds. As for now it wouldn't really be much fun, as there isn't much of a game yet.

We are still working on lore, enemies, environments and all the other stuff. But I would love to show some footage relatively soon - showing off some of the mechanics.

Thanks for your comment by the way; keeps up the spirit ;)

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Jesussaft
Jesussaft

Closed alpha sounds good to me once the time has come ;).

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kevinandersson Creator
kevinandersson

There's the first Tech-online-test available on the site, not really representative of the game, but it will give you an idea about the mechanics.

Drunkenmonkeyarts.com

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