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2161  Bit Blot / Off-Topic / Re: Emotitest on: February 01, 2007, 02:36:42 PM
Oh, now its ON.

*z snap*
2162  Aquaria / General / Re: Controls (^_^) on: February 01, 2007, 02:35:40 PM
Oh yeah, I also worked on using the microphone as a control method. By singing into the mic, you can make Naija sing in-game. Its kinda flaky at this point (you need to have damn good pitch)
2163  Aquaria / General / Re: Supported Platforms on: February 01, 2007, 02:33:51 PM
I've worked on a MacOSX port a bit. Just early stuff.  Afro

Linux would be a bit more tricky than OSX, and I'm not sure if there's a market for linux games. If there was a large enough demand, we could probably do it.
2164  Aquaria / General / Re: So, any hints or thoughts on the story? on: February 01, 2007, 02:23:59 PM
My lips are sealed!   Lips Sealed
2165  Aquaria / General / Re: Controls (^_^) on: February 01, 2007, 01:42:39 PM
Yep. Smiley
2166  Aquaria / General / Re: Controls (^_^) on: February 01, 2007, 11:32:47 AM
Ah... hard to describe music.

Its mostly based around the areas you visit in the game, so each area has its own feel, but there are common themes + sounds that run through all the tracks. (some tracks are also based around creatures and a couple are for specific story events)

Each track has different layered melody lines... that helps with the repetition. (you notice different lines the more you listen) They're also built to work with Naija's scale of notes so you can sing any note along with it and it sounds like it fits.

There are some vocal type sounds used in the tracks, but they don't usually carry the melody too heavily... other instruments do that. I figured that Naija (the player) should get to fill that part vocally. Smiley

So far there are 21 tracks, and there'll probably be at least 2-3 more before we're done.
2167  Aquaria / General / Re: So, any hints or thoughts on the story? on: February 01, 2007, 11:15:49 AM
Yeah, we'll probably release some samples at some point. I'm not sure exactly when... I guess Derek and I should come up with a plan for that stuff. Smiley
2168  Aquaria / General / Re: Controls (^_^) on: February 01, 2007, 11:09:04 AM
Right now you can switch between XBox360 Controller (Console Style), Mouse (Aquaria Style) and Mouse+Keyboard (FPS Style) on the fly. (i.e. if you start using the gamepad it'll switch to gamepad mode, etc ... and eventually we'll add support for other gamepads)

The control schemes each work slightly differently, and you can customize how the game plays by toggling certain features. (in the final release you'll be able to configure the gamepad+keyboard buttons as well)

The default for mouse is Left mouse button is move, Right mouse button is interact/sing. Middle mouse is look around, if you have it. Naija has a bunch of moves you can do by moving her in different ways as well.

Here's a screen with Naija singing...

She's attracting the attention of the small jelly fish, and her voice is echoed in the "phonograph" plants. The "song interface" leaves a little trail behind your cursor, so you can doodle a bit too. Its pretty fun to improvise along with the background music.


2169  Aquaria / General / Re: So, any hints or thoughts on the story? on: February 01, 2007, 10:57:16 AM
The best way I can describe the story is "layered".

There's at least 3 levels to the story... you'll experience the most immediate, and you can choose to dig deeper to uncover more, depending on how you want to play the game.

The world of Aquaria is a fantasy underwater world, so there is a system of "magic" that Naija uses... being able to sing to change the world around her and to change into different forms. That's one of the main supernatural elements and its also a major part of the story.

There are definitely strong emotional elements. How they come to the surface will be different for each player. Certainly the voice acting conveys a lot of the emotion of the story events, but there is also emotion conveyed through the music and gameplay.
2170  Bit Blot / Off-Topic / Re: Emotitest on: February 01, 2007, 08:45:43 AM
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2171  Bit Blot / Off-Topic / Re: Test on: January 31, 2007, 10:07:40 AM
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...is made up of crying people and angry people. :\

2172  Bit Blot / Off-Topic / Emotitest on: January 31, 2007, 08:16:40 AM
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