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The Witch of Darkmoore Forest

The collaboration on creating the witch game between David and I has finally come to an end. It did not do so naturally, no, no. In its own, free form it most likely would have gone on and on and on and – you get the picture.

We really needed to ‘just’ stop, as otherwise David would have found ‘a better way to code this’ and I could have drawn something differently or added something else until the end of our days.

Without ever giving you the chance to play it. Your chance is now to:

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The game is completely free; there are no ads or in app purchases. Ahem, well no “real” ads anyway. Our game is at a solid beta stage, so please enjoy [Download link]. And, extra-please let us know what you think, how we may improve the game or any other thoughts through this short Google survey form. Thanks a bunch!

It is very much what I would call an old school game of wandering around, solving riddles, finding stuff and having fun along the way. No blood or gore, don’t worry or sorry – which ever you were hoping to hear.

David, of course, did all the coding with a program called GameMaker, while I did most of the artwork with my usual tools. And what I didn’t draw, David did. So, everything was done by us.

Here are some technical notes (please hop over to David’s blog if you prefer a very detailed explanation of these).

  • The game is windowed at a fixed resolution of 1280×768. This was the largest size that we felt would still fit users with smaller displays. (Should your display be smaller than this, please let us know what happens when you play – we have no way of testing this on our own!)
  • The game does have sound, so crank up the volume! (But be careful to not hurt your hearing!)
  • To exit the game, just close the window (e.g. click the “X” at the upper right)
  • You may save the game when you are in the witch’s hut
  • The game uses both mouse (mouse-over for description of in-game items) and keyboard (player movement) controls
  • The F1 key brings up help

And – so sorry – but at this point, regrettably our witch game cannot be played on a MAC, since we don’t own a MAC and thus are not able to emulate it for a MAC

Thanks for downloading the game and hopefully playing and enjoying it, too!

Cheers,

claudia3

 

 

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The Witch of Darkmore Forest – a sidescroller game of sorts.

 

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Claudia is founder, owner and soul of ImagesByCW Photography. Born in Germany, traveled though Europe and Australia, she currently lives with her American husband in New Jersey, USA. She blogs about what she loves: Photography, art, internet and computers in general, as well as cooking and windsurfing. When not working she enjoys reading, music, windsurfing and listening to the sound of waves and the wind, preferably together with her husband.

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