A downloadable game

ALMOST BLUE

An aesthetic short drama.

A full voiced mini point and click puzzle game, set in a little 50ies road, where memories, imagination and reality may be the same thing.

Wearing headphones is strongly recommended! :)



HOW TO PLAY:

Mouse Left Click: Navigate, collect, equip and use items.
Mouse Right Click: Drop equipped items


FEATURES:

. Hand drawn backgrounds, in a italian school comic style

. Immersive jazzy and noir atmosphere

. English and Italian FULL VOICE ACTING.

. Original Cool Jazz classics



CREDITS:

Music:

Miles Davis - I fall in love too easily
Billie Holiday - I get along without you very well
Cheryl Bentyne - I'm a fool to want you (Mentioned as fictional "A. Cureau")
Chet Baker - My funny Valentine

This game is totally free, no money is received through the use of these tracks.

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Art design / story / programming: Louie Raphael
English translation: Diego Delfino
Voice Acting: Diego Delfino
Special thanks: Umberto Parisi (Psycho-Dev)


HELP ME TO CREATE MORE AND FASTER:

This game is totally free, but it took a lot of work, time and energy! If you like my ideas/projects/arts, please consider making a donation: you will help me to create more games!

Install instructions

INSTALL INSTRUCTIONS:

No installation needed! Just unzip and play. 

IMPORTANT:

. Do not use Alt + Tab. It may cause game crash, and I cannot resolve it at the moment. . If you have issues with the mouse speed or resolution, you can easily fix them in the Gamesetup located in the folder.


HELP ME TO CREATE MORE AND FASTER:

This game is totally free, but it took a lot of work, time and energy! If you like my ideas/projects/arts, please consider making a donation: you will help me to create more games!

Download

Download
Almost Blue (1.1).7z 51 MB

Development log

Comments

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You may want to think about adding a walkthrough of some kind. I'm completely stuck. I can't seem to help the dog, the piano doesn't do anything, and I have no idea what number to call on the phone.

I assure you that this is the simplest game I've ever made. ;) A walkthrough would kill the experience.  Keep trying! And thanks

I've literally tried everything. Maybe it's a bug, because I've picked up all there is to pick up and have used all the objects I have on everything in the world.

I am a giant fan of first person point and click puzzle games which sadly are quite rare nowadays. This was my first time playing a game by EmptyWorldGames.

Almost Blue gives off vibes slightly similar to Mateusz Skutnik's Covert Front series while at the same time maintaining a unique style and atmosphere. The art is great and it really makes you feel like you are in a noir comic.

I liked the puzzles, they were smart and not tedious. I would say they are on the easier side compared to similar games but that probably works in the game's favor as a short and casual experience.

The story is communicated through subtle and cryptic hints which is fine for the most part, but I think some more story clues could have helped as you never get a clear idea of what really happened.

The game does have some 'rough edges'. Like the inventory could look a lot better and the font is pretty hard to read but those are of course just nitpicks.

Overall, Almost Blue was an enjoyable short experience with smart puzzles and a very nice atmosphere and I am looking forward to playing the developer's other games!

Thank you so much, really! Skutnik is my spiritual master, I absolutely love how you have noticed his influence on my creations. <3

On writing: yes, little details, a very strong context and few dialogues are in my opinion a good way to tell a story when a point & click as this one must be focused on gameplay first of all. The atmosphere is my rule n1. 

On font resolution and other hateable things (save system for example): That's because of the tool (ags) and basically because I'm not a good programmer. I'm looking for a teammate in order to resolve a lot of things in this way ;)

In this months I'll start working on a bigger hardboiled noir game and Almost Blue is a "starter dish" to test how the public reacts to this style! 

Thank you again

Louie - EWG

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No bug. Keep looking ;) And thanks!

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