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Lake Queen
Author: Helena Submitted: 17th November, 2008 Favourites:2
Genre: Adventure Downloads: 405
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Edited By Simon Colmer on 11/17/2008

Lake Queen: Gloomy Fairy Tale about a Blind Prince Who Only Brought Destruction

adventure - action - puzzle - arcade
(Winner of Becherovka Game Competition 2007 / freeware)

Controls:
Arrow keys - walking, ladder climbing
Ctrl - sword slashing
Spacebar - switches, examine
Tab - inventory
Enter - use items from inventory

Homepage:
http://kralovna.ufouni.cz/eng.php

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http://kralovna.ufouni.cz/kralovna_setup.exe (9.85 mkb )



Posted by Dynamite 17th November, 2008

Wow, looking good!
 
Posted by Cecilectomy 17th November, 2008
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looks very nice. presentation is great. gameplay is a bit slow but not bad.

this is going on my desktop to play through it.
Comment edited by Fat and Sassy Cecil on 11/17/2008
 
Posted by Knockturnal 17th November, 2008
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When will people learn that the audience goes for non-installers?... It looks good so I'M installing it, but the majority? :/
 
Posted by Ski 17th November, 2008

Installers take like 2 seconds. Really nothing to complain about.

Great game, good atmostphere- I got lost on what to do >_<;
 
Posted by Knockturnal 17th November, 2008
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Well. If the game was shit you have to uninstall it, instead of deleting it. I'm pretty OK with them actually...

I could not be arsed reading your story, allthough the bits i read were very well written. The graphics could be better, but still a great game. 4 stars out of 5.
 
Posted by Marko 17th November, 2008

I like the look of this game, very old-school in stylings in a Dos kinda way. However, i'm stuck at the beginning, near that well thing. Help?
 
Posted by Mr_Tom 17th November, 2008
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one should always just zip their game in a single folder so the downloader must exert the minimal amount of effort to play it. But this looks good enough for me to use that little bit extra energy to play.
 
Posted by AndyUK 17th November, 2008

"When will people learn that the audience goes for non-installers?... It looks good so I'M installing it, but the majority? :/"

I'm pretty sure people aren't instantly blessed with the knowledge of how many people bitch about installers the second they sign up to TDC.
It's one of those things people like to make a big deal out of nothing
 
Posted by Mr_Tom 17th November, 2008
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the fact remains however that if you use an installer, less people will play your game.
 
Posted by Steve Harris 17th November, 2008
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"the fact remains however that if you use an installer, less people will play your game."

Wrong. The VAST majority of people (i'm not narrowing this down to TDC BTW... just computer users in general) don't know what a zip file is. An installer is the best way to go in the majority of cases. Although an option is always best IMO.
Comment edited by Steve Harris on 11/17/2008
 
Posted by Cecilectomy 17th November, 2008
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the fact remains that zatek is the only one who gets mad at people who use installers.

im more tired of the people kicking and screaming that someone used an installer than the people using the installers themselves.

except for THIS GUY!
http://create-games.com/download.asp?id=7339

 
Posted by erghhhhx 18th November, 2008
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What bullshit, Cecil.

Firstly, "only one"? I know atleast 2...

Secondly, Zatek didn't "get mad". He just pointed it out as a tip, kinda'.

@Steve Harris: Well, you SHOULD narrow it down to TDC. And here (I'm just guessing now) the majorirty knows what a zip-file is.


Most importantly: Only like 4 out of 12 posts here are about the game.

ON: As someone said, great atmosphere and feel to it. But I'm having a hard time with SOME of the graphics.
 
Posted by Jason Orme 18th November, 2008

Love the style
 
Posted by Mr_Tom 18th November, 2008
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I can't see how you can rate this game down for graphics.
 
Posted by Lachie Dazdarian 19th November, 2008
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I love the atmosphere and graphical style in this game. Well, the overall art design. Really, really cool. And the story is very skillfully written (minus the untranslated parts). I would buy a novel by you.

Only, the engine is not something that warrants for a top score (at last from me). I hope the content that follows after the first chapter won't make me regret this score.

I passed chapter one and so far all is looking awesome.

If anyone is stuck in chapter one, you might be missing a path to another room on one of the upper screens.

The game is saved after each chapter.

 
Posted by OptimisticMat 19th November, 2008

I can't run it, says there is an error loading the sound queendata/maso2.jez
 
Posted by phanto 19th November, 2008

Is that a KKK member in the middle SS?
 
Posted by Lachie Dazdarian 20th November, 2008
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And the inane comments never end...

Anyway, completed the game. It was fairly easy, but I guess not too easy. The last level took more tries than I would prefer, but managed to crack it on the end.

I remain on my 4 stars score. A game with great presentation and atmosphere, very nice visuals and music/sound, but somewhat weaker animation. Also, the action part of the game is rather limited.

The story somewhat waters down toward the end (no pun intended), but still remains excellent. I enjoyed playing an untypical hero.

All in all, a rewarding experience.


 
Posted by Eternal Man [EE] 21st November, 2008

The graphical style reminds me of old FMV-games from days of yore. That's both good and bad.
 
Posted by Mr_Tom 22nd November, 2008
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only thing bad about the graphics are some of the animations, but the rest of it is fantastic.
 
Posted by 3kliksphilip 22nd November, 2008

Oh and the gameplay
 
Posted by Mr_Tom 23rd November, 2008
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"but the rest of it (the graphics) is fantastic. "


 
Posted by Lachie Dazdarian 23rd November, 2008
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Well, I think the gameplay is solid at least. Its action part is quite limited, but still requires thinking and minimum tactics. The puzzle/adventure part of the game is quite good, by my opinion. Especially in the last level. The game kinda reminds me of Shadow of the Beast III. At least its puzzle aspect and graphical design.

But I guess it's a thing of being hooked by the game or not. For me, the story and the atmosphere was an instant hook, and I would complete this even if it featured much weaker gameplay (which is not the case).
 
Posted by Pixelthief 24th November, 2008

good luck in next weeks gotw! graphics are awesome, but I was a little turned off by the gameplay
 
Posted by Hugo B. 30th November, 2008
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I completely agree with Dazdarian: what an incredible nice dark atmosphere and I too found it great to play this kind of anti-hero.
It is true that the animation is rather simplisticly performed. However, for me this did not limit the gameplay in any way. I especially liked the puzzles, as they were not too hard (i hate being stuck!) Anyway, excellent game, 5 stars!
 
Posted by Mr_Tom 2nd December, 2008
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very nice really, but -1 for not particularly engaging gameplay.
 
Posted by Fish20 3rd December, 2008

You used a Diablo health bar!
 
Posted by wario 3rd December, 2008
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Damn I hate installers, because you never know if you deleted everything the game came with.. I love this game tho, its my game of the week.
 
Posted by Knockturnal 5th December, 2008
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"Damn I hate installers"

Guess what Andy?
 
Posted by Zydek 8th December, 2008
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This was quite an interesting game I thought, I was a little stumped at the first 'chapter' for a bit but when I finally got past that I was able to finish the game. Interesting story, graphics weren't too bad, I thought there was quite a bit of back tracking to do stuff but was laid out pretty good.
 

 



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