The Rape of the Lock

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The Rape of the Lock

#1 Post by clannadman » Fri Sep 30, 2011 1:56 pm

The Rape of the Lock

Based on Alexander Pope's classic mock-heroic poem, a non-commercial kinetic novel that explores the petty squabbles of the Beau-monde through comparison to the world of Greek epics and the divine. Set in early Georgian England, young Belinda is an innocent and virginal nymph guarded constantly by her Sylphs. However, one day after playing cards with the Baron she finds her beauty and honor at stake, subject to his 'glitt'ring forfex'...

"What dire Offence from am'rous Causes springs,
What mighty Contests rise from trivial Things,
I sing -- This Verse to C---, Muse! is due;
This, ev'n Belinda may vouchsafe to view:
Slight is the Subject, but not so the Praise,
If She inspire, and He approve my Lays.
Say what strange Motive, Goddess! cou'd compel
A well-bred Lord t'assault a gentle Belle?
Oh say what stranger Cause, yet unexplor'd,
Cou'd make a gentle Belle reject a Lord?
And dwells such Rage in softest Bosoms then?
And lodge such daring Souls in Little Men?"

Downloads:

Megaupload:
Windows - http://www.megaupload.com/?d=S5MQW0PK

Renai:
http://renai.us/game/therapeofthelock

Team:

Scripting - clannadman
Character Art - surelyyoujest
Programming - clannadman
Music & Sound - clannadman
Backgrounds - clannadman
CG Art - surelyyoujest, clannadman

Characters:

Belinda
Our heroine, a fair maiden who is wronged.

The Baron
An uncaring, petty man who desires victory and honour above all else.

Ariel
Belinda’s guardian sylph (fairy), who oversees an army of invisible protective deities.

Clarissa
A woman in attendance at the Hampton Court party. She lends the Baron the pair of scissors with which he cuts Belinda’s hair, and later delivers a moralizing lecture.

Sir Plume
Thalestris’s beau, who makes an ineffectual challenge to the Baron. He represents the historical Sir George Browne, a member of Pope’s social circle.

Umbriel
The chief gnome, who travels to the Cave of Spleen and returns with bundles of sighs and tears to aggravate Belinda’s vexation

Thalestris
Belinda’s friend/maid. She eggs Belinda on in her anger and demands that the lock be returned.

Shock (The Dog)
Belinda's dog.

The Gnome Queen
Queen of the dastardly Gnomes, who cause mischief and unhappiness for mortals.

Extras:

Concept art:

http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/9475/c ... elinda.jpg
http://img828.imageshack.us/img828/1431 ... tbaron.jpg
http://img715.imageshack.us/img715/1835 ... arissa.jpg
http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/361/conceptplume.jpg
http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/4283 ... estris.jpg
http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/7681 ... gqueen.jpg
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Re: The Rape of the Lock

#2 Post by cosmo » Fri Sep 30, 2011 5:15 pm

Hi! Just a short question: Will there be a version for other platforms as well (Linux) ? Or am I too early now?? :)
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#3 Post by ririruetoo » Fri Sep 30, 2011 5:41 pm

Yay! I'm happy this was finally released! Although, I have a request, if I may. Could you perhaps upload the game onto an other site besides megaupload? I've had very bad expreninces with that site in the past ( a few virus/trojan scares...) so I would be much happier if it was uploaded to say, mediafire, or even the ren'ai archive. I know its sort of a selfish request
( hopefully I'm not the only one who cares about this...) but I would really love to play this game.
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#4 Post by Tenxinori » Fri Sep 30, 2011 6:18 pm

*downloading *7*

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Re: The Rape of the Lock

#5 Post by babyfish » Fri Sep 30, 2011 6:46 pm

Nice use of artwork, even better use of music for the dramatic effect. XD Great kinetic novel~
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Re: The Rape of the Lock

#6 Post by clannadman » Fri Sep 30, 2011 7:20 pm

I'll release a Linux and Mac version tomorrow and try to get it onto Renai.us too.

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Re: The Rape of the Lock

#7 Post by cosmo » Fri Sep 30, 2011 7:30 pm

Thank you very much for the info!
I was impressed by your work so far but did not look deep enough to write you. So I am looking forward to your game!

You are releasing a lot now! You must have worked on all games at the same time. That's interesting!
Would you say that this working style has some advantages?

All the best to you!
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#8 Post by clannadman » Fri Sep 30, 2011 8:10 pm

cosmo wrote:Thank you very much for the info!
I was impressed by your work so far but did not look deep enough to write you. So I am looking forward to your game!

You are releasing a lot now! You must have worked on all games at the same time. That's interesting!
Would you say that this working style has some advantages?

All the best to you!

Thankyou :) I'm not sure it's the best working style. Generally it involved me putting one project on the backburner and focusing on the other. If I have a moment of inspiration for a game, I try to get the groundwork done first and if it still interests me, I come back to it. I had less to do for this work however since the poem was already written and surelyyoujest handled the artwork. Apart from that, I had basic programming to do so it was something I came to when I ran out of steam on other projects.

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#9 Post by TsukiShima » Sat Oct 01, 2011 2:16 am

...Can I request for a download file in somewhere I can download, other than megaupload? :'[ I can no longer browse that website... I really want to play after reading the short info, and the concept arts.
I'm very sorry for the trouble.

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#10 Post by clannadman » Sat Oct 01, 2011 2:03 pm

HanaMori wrote:...Can I request for a download file in somewhere I can download, other than megaupload? :'[ I can no longer browse that website... I really want to play after reading the short info, and the concept arts.
I'm very sorry for the trouble.

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clannadman wrote:I'll release a Linux and Mac version tomorrow and try to get it onto Renai.us too.

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Re: The Rape of the Lock

#11 Post by cosmo » Mon Oct 03, 2011 3:00 pm

For those of you who are wondering: Download links for Mac and Linux can be found here: http://www.renai.us/game/therapeofthelock.shtml

Thanks! :)

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Re: The Rape of the Lock

#12 Post by clannadman » Mon Oct 03, 2011 3:14 pm

cosmo wrote:For those of you who are wondering: Download links for Mac and Linux can be found here: http://www.renai.us/game/therapeofthelock.shtml

Thanks! :)

(now downloading)

There's already a link in the first post. Hope you enjoy :)

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