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Russian name: Большое путешествие домой
English name: Big Journey to Home
Platforms: Windows, Mac OS X, Linux
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License type: Commercial
Languages: English, Russian
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Web site: http://bigjourneytohome.com/
Development time: 05.07.10-20.08.15
Hello, people! I'd like to tell you about a project I recently started. It's a turn-based logical game. You must think every move trough. Until you move, no monster will ever move. Try to play the demo-version and try the first two levels!

Description:
Welcome to the world of adventures!
You play as Jake, a simple guy who accidently got into trouble. What will happen to him, how he will behave, will he get home or not, all that depends on you. You will encounter a variety of creatures along your way, from roaches to huge scorpions, lizards and even small hamsters! Apart from living beings, you will see a variety of complex mechanisms. To overcome snow, forests, deserts and underground areas, you will require a good weapon. Though you already have that - a well-sharpened blade that will slice (almost) every monster.
The game requires you to plan every step, so that monsters won't have you for dinner. However, if you stand still, the monsters won't touch you. The "Hardcore" mode won't let you sleep, though, it will require your full attention.
If a friend of yours keeps bothering you, you can play a separate story about Jake and his brother together. You can walk through the same far-away places and see the same monsters, however, they will behave differently. If your friend gets lost, you will be able to show him where to go using the built-in chat and marker.
The game has an achievement system - try to unlock them all! If you want to stay in this unusual world, you can extend the fun with usermade levels that people just like you can build. Thanks to the convenient level download system, you won't be leaving the game for a long time.
Key features:
-Learn how Jake ended up in the forest and help him back home
-Travel through dark forests, undergrounds, cold ice caves and hot deserts!
-Solve unique puzzles destroying wile monsters along your way!
-Play co-op with a friend! Learn how fun it is to solve puzzles together.
-Prove that you are the best! Leaderboards, achievements and a special difficulty setting will help you in this.
-Create your own puzzles using a built-in level editor and share them with the world.

Screenshots and video

This game is alike with DROD, therefore I'd like to ask for help with room creation, cause nobody except me builds them so far. Thanks.
Download demo (version 1.0 Windows, OS X, Linux, Android)
Buy game (version 1.0)

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Well, I have no idea how you hit a single rank point. I checked your posting history, didn't see anything /too/ egregious, so lemme boost you back up to 'able to post links'.
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Sadly, I can not play this for now because I use a mini keyboard which doesn't have the keypad required for movement:(
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Well, I have no idea how you hit a single rank point. I checked your posting history, didn't see anything /too/ egregious, so lemme boost you back up to 'able to post links'.

This rank decrease is caused by a certain person, I wouldn't like to tell about this.
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Sadly, I can not play this for now because I use a mini keyboard which doesn't have the keypad required for movement:(

larrymurk, you can change the control type in settings, we have 3 available.
Also, if numpad doesn't seem to work, press Numlock ;)

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Dear Larry, we apologize that the layout was unchangeable, this is fixed now. You should redownload the demo.
Also, we have permission to use webfoot music. I also wonder whether it'd be possible to use AE music in such a way

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08-10-2011 at 09:37 AM
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Looks very polished indeed!
I can't seem to get the character to move though using the keypad... Is there still an issue? I noticed an update on your site regarding this.

Looking forward to playing it.
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I also wonder whether it'd be possible to use AE music in such a way

AE music is for free use and has no copyright. Feel free to use it however you wish.

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Well, I changed to controlling using mouse clicks which seems to work.

When I step on scrolls, they open but I don't see any message.

I don't think you want the force arrows to act the way they do. You can walk onto an arrow from any direction. You must exit the arrow in the exact direction the arrow points.

I couldn't kill the roach even though I had 2 kicks. It says to use 'D' but I click on the D and nothing happens.

I'm using the English, but I get a message in Turkish when I click on Play and again when I exit play field.
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Well, I changed to controlling using mouse clicks which seems to work.

When I step on scrolls, they open but I don't see any message.

I don't think you want the force arrows to act the way they do. You can walk onto an arrow from any direction. You must exit the arrow in the exact direction the arrow points.

I couldn't kill the roach even though I had 2 kicks. It says to use 'D' but I click on the D and nothing happens.

I'm using the English, but I get a message in Turkish when I click on Play and again when I exit play field.


Who said this *is* DROD and everything must be identical?
Scrolls are similar to checkpoints here.
Arrows behave differently too, don't be so surprised
To use the sword, you should hold "D" down and press the direction in which you wish to hit. I understand many don't seem to realize this, therefore we'll fix this in the tutorial later.
This isn't Turkish. This is Russian. We'll fix this, don't worry.

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I think any feedback is good feedback so hope you don't think anyone is having a go. larrymurk is a veteran game designer so his input should prove valuable.

Just seems you took positive critism a bit personally.
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Just seems you took positive critism a bit personally.
Please, participate in development! I have nobody to rely on, and I can't handle it alone :(
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I think any feedback is good feedback so hope you don't think anyone is having a go. larrymurk is a veteran game designer so his input should prove valuable.

Syntax, I have nothing against larrymurk, I just made a reply

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It's alright Kitten, I didn't think you were responding poorly.

I took a look at your video prior to that comment and sure enough, it is not like DROD in many ways. It looks pretty neat though.

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Great game! :thumbsup
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Good game

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Downloaded the latest demo (0.2.2) and can't get the keys to work. Also, all the in-game messages are garbled as though they're not encoded properly. I did select English.

Will try with mouse controls but am worried that when it comes to attacking I won't be able to use the D key.
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Downloaded the latest demo (0.2.2) and can't get the keys to work. Also, all the in-game messages are garbled as though they're not encoded properly. I did select English.

Will try with mouse controls but am worried that when it comes to attacking I won't be able to use the D key.


All controls work properly, you just need to enable numlock.
Yeah, the in-game messages aren't yet localized, we're working on it.
And the mouse controls is currently intended for multi-touch screen devices, however, soon we'll try to adapt these controls for the regular mice


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Downloaded the latest demo (0.2.2) and can't get the keys to work. Also, all the in-game messages are garbled as though they're not encoded properly. I did select English.

Will try with mouse controls but am worried that when it comes to attacking I won't be able to use the D key.


All controls work properly, you just need to enable numlock.
Yeah, the in-game messages aren't yet localized, we're working on it.
And the mouse controls is currently intended for multi-touch screen devices, however, soon we'll try to adapt these controls for the regular mice


Using numlock makes no difference
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Using numlock makes no difference

Try the joypad controls.
Do you have Windows Vista? I know, that for some people the numpad controls do not work in this Windows version

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Joypad controls? I don't have a joypad...
Also, it's Windows 7
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Joypad controls? I don't have a joypad...
Also, it's Windows 7

Joypad isn't a control intended for joysticks. It's available for everyone. You can try that control method. In the Options menu, you will see the control keys. Write back if you succeed.

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Welcome players! This topic has not been updated for a long time, but we have new information. So, we bring you the teaser trailer and short gameplay video. We hope that you enjoy.
Also, we have begun to rewrite the script and can provide you with a prologue to the game:
Click here to view the secret text

In addition, we updated the cap topic herewith updated description of the game. And of course, do not forget the topic and comment on it! We really need some help in the creation of levels, so write! Thank you for not forgetting the game!
Sincerely, Silver Sword!

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Dear players!
Open beta of BJtH is now open! It will last for 10 days, after which it will turn into a regular demo. Co-op will be removed
This open beta has 1 singleplayer level and 1 co-op level. Some of the BJtH-Online features are included, such as:
-Co-op mode
-Online highscores (2 levels only)
-Chat in co-op (press the Home button)
-Achievable achievemnts
-Cloud saves
-Automatic updates
The reason for this beta is simple - we need you to test the co-op and a few other services. If you find a bug or an error press F11 in-game and follow the on-screen instructions
Currently the Windows version is published, other versions will be published soon
The 0.2.2 demo-version is now EOL, which is why the links to it no longer work
We hope that you will test this game thoroughly and await the full version
Sincerely yours, Silver Sword

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I made some levels for you guys to kick back and relax to, even if it is hack and slash. I can only one at a time, so prepare of triple post.

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A little strategy here.
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Basic roach fighting.
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Here are really nice and most informative articles written by you. I have read your post and found it really helpful for all of us. I would like to say thanks to you for this great sharing. Keep it up.
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I updated demo-version of game. Download it! :)

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I haven't written anything for about two years here. However, the project isn't abandoned, and a lot has changed. At last, the game is released today. You can buy it or you can try the demo-version (see links above). Besides that, the game is released on Steam. I hope you enjoy the game. :)

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I've downloaded the game from IndieGameStand (IGS) today. It says V1.0 in the title menu but there's still a marquee banner on the bottom which tells me to download a beta. And somehow the scrolls don't show any info.
So I cannot read what they say about killing cockroaches.
Do I have to start a new game from the beginning or should I wait until the game is updated at IGS?
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I've downloaded the game from IndieGameStand (IGS) today. It says V1.0 in the title menu but there's still a marquee banner on the bottom which tells me to download a beta. And somehow the scrolls don't show any info.
So I cannot read what they say about killing cockroaches.
Do I have to start a new game from the beginning or should I wait until the game is updated at IGS?

The tutorial should mention the fact that scrolls save your position. They act as checkpoints and you can rollback to the last one by pressing E. Perhaps you missed this part of the tutorial. It also mentions how to kill the roaches. It's possible you haven't enabled the tutorial. You can do so in the settings.

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