Hey! I (we) made a game at MIT. Would love for you guys to play it!
Check it out here! :http://gambit.mit.edu/loadgame/thelastsymphony.php
Its called The Last Symphony. I was part of a 10 person team of students, half from Singapore and half from the United states. None of us had worked together or made a game before. It was a program within MIT called Gambit. We had two months to build a game that accomplished our research goal which was to make a Hidden object game that doesn't suck (which is incredibly hard, because they are almost universally awful) and uses the objects you find to tell a narrative.
I was one of four artists working on the game. I designed about half of the environments, but putting it that way is weird because by the end of development we all touched everything at least a little bit. I was also one of a number of people who contributed to the design of the game.
Just FYI, the game has 4 possible endings, The objects you need to find are all randomly chosen, so it is possible to have multiple playthoughs without repeating objects. This is a game about Narrative and music, so it is very important to read and listen. Paying attention to the music and the writing is very important. I think most people find that it is worth playing multiple times though, and was designed with that in mind, (its not very long) anyway, that's all!
I would love to hear what you guys think! Thanks!
Why have I heard of this game before? I'll give this a go later though.
Dude, I cannot find the chess set at all. I can find a chess piece, but apparently not the set.
Aside from Highlights Magazine I've never really played hidden object games, so I don't know what real feedback I can give. I do dig the whimsical art style though.
hey! the chess set. yeah thats a hard one. we almost moved it because people were having trouble. Its in the room with the Piano. look on the top shelf.
Originally Posted by ZombiePlatypus
also whats up Zombie Platypus! i met you at pax east like 2 years ago!
I think Johnathan Holmes tweeted about it. We also got some writ ups on Gamasutra and kotaku. a couple other sites too that i cant seem to remember right now.
Originally Posted by Mighty Hatman
Yeah, I remember you. We're even friends on Steam even though I only actually attempt to play anything on Steam like once a year. "Attempt" being the key word, with my crappy laptop.
Originally Posted by jettpack
Looks pretty sweet! I'll give it a go.