The Cask of Amontillado 1.0 Windows (and now Linux)

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The Cask of Amontillado 1.0 Windows (and now Linux)

#1 Post by arttorney » Sat Jan 11, 2014 6:31 pm

As far as I can tell this works as advertised. Linux version to follow in due course. Mac people, sorry but I don't have a Mac and neither do any of my friends.
amontillado-1.0-win.zip
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A screencast of gameplay https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guVX54B4TnI
Genre/Plot synopsis:
This is a horror short story by Edgar Allan Poe involving cold revenge by a scion of one very ancient family against the scion of another very ancient family. An unspecified but apparently grave insult had passed between them and the protagonist lured his victim into his catacombs on the pretext of testing a barrel of alcohol to determine if it was amontillado as advertised. After getting the victim highly inebriated, the protagonist shackles him in an alcove and proceeds to wall it up.


This kinetic novel version has four tracks that all follow Poe's story, but which vary the artwork, music, placement, and transitions so there are four different user experiences in reading the story.
Two tracks feature two dimensional art and two feature three dimensional art. One soundtrack features straight-up 19th Century classical music while the other starts with electronic fractal music, goes through a few panels of Japanese water harp, and then goes to medieval and renaissance vocal music down in the catacombs.

Characters:
Montresor is a man rich enough to have a Palazzo and an extensive wine collection. His family is old enough to have vast catacombs and a coat of arms. He has pride to a very great degree and is cunning. His family has fallen upon hard times compared to the glory they once enjoyed.

Fortunato is also rich and also from a great and ancient family. His ego is off the charts. His family remains very influential and powerful. He can be a little insensitive to the feelings of others when it comes to his expressions of satisfaction concerning his position of relative privilege.

I'd say this one is PG-13 because the plot is pretty creepy and there are skeletons all over the place.

Each track takes about 15 minutes to play.

Progress:
script= done, 14,086 words (9012 words inside dialog boxes).
art= done.
story= done.
music= done.
sound effects= done.
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Re: The Cask of Amontillado 1.0 Windows

#2 Post by Timberduck » Tue Jan 21, 2014 3:32 pm

This is an awesome story of entombing, and revenge.
I applaud you for making such VN.

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Re: The Cask of Amontillado 1.0 Windows

#3 Post by arttorney » Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:09 am

Thank you.
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Re: The Cask of Amontillado 1.0 Windows (and now Linux)

#4 Post by arttorney » Tue Dec 23, 2014 10:24 am

I have now tested the linux version of this and it works (using Vlocity, the 64 bit Vector Linux on a low to mid laptop).
amontillado-1.0-linux.tar.bz2
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It chugged along a little more slowly than I'm used to seeing due to a weak graphics card but there were no black squares on the screen or other glitches. The menus worked.
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