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https://eldwood.itch.io/a-dream-of-burning-sand

The full release is supposedly already out, but if I go to downloads, I'm can still only see version 0.6.20.

The link back to the kitchen after eating a snack seems to be broken.

The juxtaposition between the cheerful/normal open house tour and the hints of horror in the first part of the game was interesting.  The later parts of the game, where the veneer of normality came off, were not.  The game would have much stronger if it had kept the cheerful open house aspects throughout.

Lazr community · Created a new topic Looks good, but...

Looks good, but it took me forever just to figure out how to get to the net right at the beginning.  I hope the final game will include an actual tutorial.

Oh, and after I finally beat the final boss, the game crashed again when saving the "new game +" file.

Towards The Pantheon community · Created a new topic bugs

I have four bugs two report, two of them minor and two of them major.

1st minor bug: one of the maps east of the third human village isn't connected correctly.  If I exit the map going east, I end up on the east side of the next map instead of the west side as expected.

2nd minor bug: when all enemies are stunned, the end-of-turn glitches.  Freyja doesn't recover her SP and the cursor remains on Phenez after his turn.

1st major bug: in the battle against The Katharos Overlord, one time The Katharos Overlord got stuck while attacking.  The game kept running and responding to user input, but with no way to advance since The Katharos Overlord's turn never ended.

2nd major bug: again in the battle against The Katharos Overlord, the game crashed with an error message.  Here it is:

___________________________________________
############################################################################################
FATAL ERROR in
action number 1
of Draw Event
for object obj_battle_controller:

Push :: Execution Error - Variable Index [0,14] out of range [1,14] - 5.<unknown variable>(100082,14)
at gml_Object_obj_battle_controller_Draw_0
############################################################################################
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
stack frame is
gml_Object_obj_battle_controller_Draw_0 (line -1)

The Mac version is just an empty zip file?

I like the artwork, but I dislike the license - in particular, the "one product" restriction.

It's not that I begrudge you your money, exactly.  I'm just worried that I after I create a game and I want to create a sequel or spin-off with the same art, I will find that I can no longer purchase a new license for the artwork because it is no longer for sale.  To avoid this situation, I try to only buy asset packs for which I can get a unrestricted license.

Yes, there was a bug in the demo.  It should be fixed now.

My game project for the past five years is finally ready for beta testing, and will be released on the 4th of February this year.  I've marked all files as free-to-download for the duration of the beta test.

https://eldwood.itch.io/a-dream-of-burning-sand

Type of feedback I'm looking for:

  • Any and all actual bugs, from the smallest typo to the largest game-does-not-run-at-all bug.
  • Specific parts of the game that are not fun.
  • Comments on game difficulty and balance.
  • Easy-to-implement improvement suggestions.

Less useful feedback:

  • Hard-to-implement improvement suggestions.  (I'll keep them in mind for my next game, but it's probably too late for this game.)
  • Comments on overall game structure and story structure.  (Again, it's probably too late to change anything for this game.)

Don't bother with:

  • "I don't like this type of game."  (Fair enough, but this is the type of game I wanted to write.)
  • "This game sucks."  (Be specific about what you don't like.)
  • "This game needs better art."  (If I could afford to hire a professional artist, I would have already done so.)

I feel like I'm missing something.  I have the axe.  There's a man stuck in a tree.  I can't cut him free with the axe, nor have I found any other way to free him.  I can feed the dog, but there doesn't seem to be any point to doing so.  There's the obvious schmuck bait bad end, but I'm not falling for it.  Is that it?  No real ending?  No way to free the man?  Or have I just overlooked something?

Actually, it looks like this is already working (although I didn't see it in the documentation when I last read it.).  So, never mind.

It would be really nice if butler could upload already-packaged files without repackaging them as zip files.

In particular, I want to use .AppImage files for Linux, as I feel that this provides a better use experience.  I could put these files in zip files, but that makes them less convenient for the end user.  I could also upload them through the web interface, but that makes things a lot less convenient for me.  (Building, packaging, and uploading my game is a single step for my build system.  Having to manually go through the web interface add lots of additional steps that are easy to mess up.)

The example file doesn't work because it depends on a missing file (fantasyhextiles_randr_4_v1.tsx) .

OK, that works.

I think it would be very useful to show game completion status (when browsing on the website), and even better to allow filtering by completion status.  99% of the time I'm not really interested in a game unless/until it is finished.  Especially problematic is that the website throws commercial projects that have no price because they are not yet available into the same category as finished and released free games.  This makes filtering for free games basically useless.

Crashes on startup on both Windows 7 computers I've tried.

Tried to purchase (several times over three days), but Paypal wouldn't let me.  Exact error message from Paypal: "We can't process your payment right now, so please try again later. We're sorry for the inconvenience."  I can purchase other things on itch.io just fine.  Is there a problem with your Paypal account?