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#1 YoMamasMama

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Posted 26 August 2007 - 08:27 PM

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In An Untitled Story, you begin as an egg in your nest, and the rest is up to you to figure out. Fight 18 unique bosses, traverse a huge game world, and unravel a mysterious storyline. The single player game features non-linear progression and 5 difficulty levels for extra replay value. Also included is Heist Mode, a multiplayer capture-the-flag-style versus mode. Don't forget to hook up a USB gamepad before starting, to play it as it was meant to be played.

Click the link below to download the full game (16 MB) for free!

Download: http://www.mattmakes...titledStory.zip

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Posted 26 August 2007 - 09:26 PM

Finally, been waiting 2+ years for this, and now i can see why. amazing.

Ok, i donated $5 CAD, I'll write i hope to review soon. I hope this money helps you, e.g. college funds.

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Posted 26 August 2007 - 09:46 PM

Nice man if i had paypal i would definetly buy this id probally donate 20 just cause this game owns.

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Posted 26 August 2007 - 09:55 PM

bad graphics....
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Posted 26 August 2007 - 09:57 PM

bad graphics....

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true but its made for younger kids or gm fans..
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Posted 26 August 2007 - 10:02 PM

The graphics are just fine, it's purely a matter of style.
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Posted 26 August 2007 - 10:03 PM

bad graphics....

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true but its made for younger kids or gm fans..

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Actually it's made for hardcore 2D platformer fans, and art-game fans. I fear it may be far too difficult for younger kids (though it isn't nearly as tough as my Jumper games).

I think you'll find that the graphical style is very much on purpose and fits the game quite well if you play the demo.
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Posted 26 August 2007 - 10:07 PM

Not bad at all! Im waiting for my egg to break. ::lmao::
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Posted 26 August 2007 - 10:12 PM

bad graphics....

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true but its made for younger kids or gm fans..

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Actually it's made for hardcore 2D platformer fans, and art-game fans. I fear it may be far too difficult for younger kids (though it isn't nearly as tough as my Jumper games).

I think you'll find that the graphical style is very much on purpose and fits the game quite well if you play the demo.

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its a great game but the graphics are bad if u compare it with 3d games like world of warcraft and halo. but this may be one of the best platform games made in gamemaker.

i would rate it 9/10 but could deserve a 10/10, haven't played the full yet.
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Posted 26 August 2007 - 10:42 PM

Not bad at all! Im waiting for my egg to break. ::lmao::

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of coarse it will look bad compared to halo or world of warcraft they are made by proffesionals with whole teams of artists and coders.
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Posted 26 August 2007 - 10:51 PM

Comparing 2D pixel art to 3D models makes you look stupid.
Atleast now you can focus on Jumper 3 <_< ... >_>

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Posted 26 August 2007 - 10:58 PM

I like the graphic style. It's... unique?

I would DL, but I'm on the Mac right now. ::lmao::
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Posted 26 August 2007 - 11:39 PM

Awesome!

I just spent a couple of hours playing this. It's one of those games that you want to keep playing to find out what's in the next room. The minigames are a great distraction from the platforming and exploring, a really nice addition.

I'll definitely be spending a lot more time on this game, it's great!

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Posted 26 August 2007 - 11:45 PM

Congratulations for selling your game!
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Posted 26 August 2007 - 11:56 PM

Comparing 2D pixel art to 3D models makes you look stupid.
Atleast now you can focus on Jumper 3 ::lmao:: ... >_>

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hehe so are you saying that 2d graphics are as good as 3d lol they are both graphics only that 3d is more advanced. fine if 2d and 3d are equal but 2 diffirent types of graphics so why not making 2d games instead of the complicated 3d graphics.

btw don't make this topic closed for calling ppl stupid... ;)

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this is a game that should be worth more than a dollar but sound track and game for 20$ is a fair price.

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Posted 27 August 2007 - 01:10 AM

This game is boring. Where are the hamburgers?
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Posted 27 August 2007 - 01:16 AM

Umm how do you beat the second boss? the one that shoots the fire at you next to a jump powerup :/
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Posted 27 August 2007 - 01:27 AM

The graphics are great in their own way. Great fun too.

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Posted 27 August 2007 - 01:29 AM

It shoots 2/3 fireballs, there's 4 vertical 'places' to be. Simply jump to avoid the fireballs, after every 5 attacks or so, it'll shoot one blue waterball. Jump to thouch it, and you'll reflect it against the boss.

Superb game, it's real entertaining though sometimes lacks saving/loading points and explanation. Would definately buy it if I could get paypal working.
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Posted 27 August 2007 - 01:46 AM

Well I love the look and polish of it, but I can't really get into games where most of the challenges and 'action' require jumping correctly, etc.

If it were more up my alley, so to speak, it's definitely a game I could see myself donating for. Once again, I really love the style!

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Posted 27 August 2007 - 02:46 AM

These gfx are awsome,they work together and give it an amazing atmosphere
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Posted 27 August 2007 - 02:50 AM

Oh my, I've been waiting a while for the untitled game to be released ::lmao::

It's graphical style is definitely unique, but It's still an amazing game!
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Posted 27 August 2007 - 03:03 AM

a gameplay vid would be nice. Think of it like a more effective version of a screenshot.

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Posted 27 August 2007 - 03:30 AM

a gameplay vid would be nice. Think of it like a more effective version of a screenshot.

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How about an interactive gameplay video? A demo? I have that!

Seriously though, I don't think this game is very suited to videos, it is too much based on discovery and atmosphere. Just play the demo!
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Posted 27 August 2007 - 04:38 AM

The graphics are not "bad". They are unique and wonderful, it's impossible to compare them to regular pixel art or 3D graphics - can you compare an apple with an orange? No, you can't.

While I'm no good at this sort of stuff, and I haven't gotten to play it for long, it definitely feels top notch. Exploration is pretty fun, and the game itself should be considered a masterpiece in an artistic sense. A good alternative to ripping your hair out (in joy, of course) of playing the Jumper series.
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Posted 27 August 2007 - 04:42 AM

Glad to see that you finally finished this, YMM... I'll have to give it a try again!

To everyone who says the graphics are bad, please - try to understand that not every game needs to have hyper-realistic visuals in order to be stylistic and effective.
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Posted 27 August 2007 - 08:53 AM

compare it with 3d games like world of warcraft and halo

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uhh...

those two games are probably the two most uber games of all time... and cost 30+$$$. but this game is just 1$. and not only that, but halo and WoW are.. well... halo and WoW type games.

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Posted 27 August 2007 - 10:53 AM

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hehe so are you saying that 2d graphics are as good as 3d lol they are both graphics only that 3d is more advanced.

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More advanced in some ways, less advanced in others. There's a certain charm about 2D and the definition of sprites and tiles that 3D has always lacked, and is one reason I far prefer 2D graphics. And personally I prefer the graphics of this game to dull clichéd looking crap like World of Warcraft and Halo. Feels more imaginative and creative and hey least I ain't gotta be messing around with camera angles all the damn time.

Anyways great job with this game. It's got a very immersive game world with a lot of character to it helped mostly by the 'simple' graphics and the great choice of sound and music. I find the gameplay a tad tough myself but it's a keeper for sure. When I get my USB adaptor back off a friend I'll plug my joypad into it and have a proper go.
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Posted 27 August 2007 - 11:55 AM

It's like a golden oldie what name i don't remember (that, where is also egg). I loved that game, because it was SOOO good. You're game is also good! 8/10, because that golden oldie was better ::lmao:: But you're game is just awesome. I think, that here isn't anything extremely hard to make in system? But so big world. That takes a kinda much time and i think, that i wouldn't do never something so big like it is. Keep going! But i don't buy full version, because i don't buy games usually. I'm better looking for any other game what is kinda like this and one thing more: i collect money for buying G25.
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Posted 27 August 2007 - 12:26 PM

personally i loved it, i think the graphics complement the gameplay extremely well. the controls are easy to use and there is always the compulsion to see what is in the next room. nice one=]
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Posted 27 August 2007 - 03:12 PM

I want to buy this, but don't have any acces to digital money or whatever. What if I put 10 euros in an envelope and you give me your address? Might work...

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Posted 27 August 2007 - 05:17 PM

its a great game but the graphics are bad if u compare it with 3d games like world of warcraft and halo.

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You're an egg...

This game is cool. And it looks great. 2D or 3D doesn't matter, it's all in the style. The game seems to play well to boot. You'll be getting a buck or two from me any day now. It's really a cheap price for a game of this calibre :P
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Posted 27 August 2007 - 05:24 PM

i'm not even going to play this. graphics are horrible. maybe they do fit the style...if so, the style sucks. the graphics are an awful way to present a commerical game.
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Posted 27 August 2007 - 05:30 PM

i'm not even going to play this.  graphics are horrible.  maybe they do fit the style...if so, the style sucks.  the graphics are an awful way to present a commerical game.

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I think the graphics give the game a very nice effect.
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Posted 27 August 2007 - 05:55 PM

AWWW! i love this game, and then i got to sky sand, and it tells me i cant go in there with the demo >:P i wish i could buy this >.>
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Posted 27 August 2007 - 05:55 PM

I always thought Newly Discovered knew a lot about games, guess not.
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Posted 27 August 2007 - 06:00 PM

This game is one of the best in the GMC. It is original and addicting.
The graphics aren't bad, because all the sprites come together like a jigsaw puzzle.
Too bad i can't buy it :P

PS: Newly Discovered's opinion doesn't really count, because it is out-opiniated(if it is a word :wacko:) by everyone elses opinion in which they say the game is good.

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Posted 27 August 2007 - 06:07 PM

hmm.. maybe i could make a deal with my mom.. i give her 1 dollar, and she lets me use her visa ^^
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Posted 27 August 2007 - 06:09 PM

I just asked my da, "if i give you £2.37, could you donate $5 CAD to www.helixgamesinc.com/"

He said yep.
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Posted 27 August 2007 - 06:22 PM

This must be one of the most Awesome games ever created in GM!
The graphics are great, and the gameplay is good too. THe difficulty on each setting is a good curve, and even if you finish it on one difficulty setting, it's still interesting enough to do it on another!

I'll give a more detailed review on the HC.
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#41 ChIkEn AtE mY dOnUtS

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Posted 27 August 2007 - 07:43 PM

If I wanted to buy a copy for me and someone else can i double the amount i want to pay and give him a copy of my copy?

Or do you want me to submit 2 payments?
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Posted 27 August 2007 - 09:02 PM

Demo detects my Gamepad but then it doesn't work beside working the first menu. Then again my Gamepad is a crappy cheap one, never though I'd need the extra functionality.
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Posted 27 August 2007 - 09:27 PM

Another great game I will try to review once I have finished it.

Demo detects my Gamepad but then it doesn't work beside working the first menu. Then again my Gamepad is a crappy cheap one, never though I'd need the extra functionality.


Go to the menu and then the options tab. Here you can choose between using the keyboard or a gamepad. Both can be configured to your preferred layout.
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Posted 27 August 2007 - 09:45 PM

If I wanted to buy a copy for me and someone else can i double the amount i want to pay and give him a copy of my copy?

Or do you want me to submit 2 payments?

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Posted 27 August 2007 - 11:19 PM

well i asked my mom about it and she said that we'd talk when she got home from work >:wacko: ah well, i can wait. I assume that she'll say yes because it's only $1.

PS i joined your forum :P
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Posted 28 August 2007 - 08:10 AM

Go to the menu and then the options tab. Here you can choose between using the keyboard or a gamepad. Both can be configured to your preferred layout.

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I looked in the menu but I saw no options button. Just: Play, Heist mode, Credits, and Quit.
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Posted 28 August 2007 - 08:21 AM

It's in the ingame menu when you pause it, not the titlescreen one.
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Posted 28 August 2007 - 08:50 AM

Oh. I barely got a chance to read the Gamepad detection message.

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Posted 28 August 2007 - 11:14 AM

Amazing game, amazing graphics, amazing polish. This game has come so far since the first demo, I can't believe your only asking a dollar. Great job.

And to the people who compare an indie game to World of Warcraft, why not give it a chance? The game really is hours upon hours of fun.
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Posted 28 August 2007 - 11:58 AM

I've followed this game for many a year, and i fully beat the demo. You see, I'm sort of disappointed thats its shareware, not because in anyway its a bad deal but because I'm a casual computer gamer and i don't have a paypal account, and mostly because i played through the demo 2 times due to updates, but from what the demo had I must say its a great game, I defiantly will play it when you decide to release it free.


Until then, i wait for Flail, and tally mark the days until Jumper 3


EDIT: Looking back at the posts, I'm really disappointed with the GMC

First off, graphics are nothing! there just eye candy, some of my favorite games have terrible graphics. But thats not this case, because this games graphics are nice and stylishly fit the game, if you are looking for anything remotely realistic, cel shaded 3d figures, or just paintshop pro backgrounds, then you need to leave the GMC because thats not what its about. I think people are pissed off because YMM used MS paint for his sprites but they look good and are stylish, and they have to use expensive complicated programs and no one likes there games anyway.

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