My last post is already four months old so it’s about time to break the silence.
I decided to reorganize this devblog. From now on, all posts about The Hamsterman will be in english while I’ll continue to post them in german in the Maniac Mansion Mania forums: http://www.maniac-mansion-mania.de/forum/index.php?topic=2498.0
What is this all about?
The Hamsterman also known by it’s full title Maniac Mansion Mania Episode 55: The Hamsterman is a classic Point’n’Click adventure game currently development. It’s made in the style of the old LucasArts/Lucasfilm Games adventures and also takes place within the universe of Maniac Mansion. It’s adapted from Hamsters of the mysterious man: Chapter of dream, a game I made way back in 2006.
The story goes like this: One evening Bernard finds a straying hamster in front of his home, left there by a man dressed in black attire. Later that night Bernard has strange dreams that seem to be connected to that hamster. As he wakes up Bernard finds his new pet missing as well as his dreams continuing in reality.
When it was first released in 2006 the game recieved praise for it’s ideas and concept but was heavily critised for it’s bugs. The game suffered from my inexperience in writing good game code (or good code in general), complete misunderstanding about the works of a C-like language and a poorly executed testing phase. Therefore I decided to recreate the entire game from scratch and make it playable for the first time.
Why posting in english all of the sudden? Will the game be in english?
I want to reach a bigger audience. Also talking to international students made me realize that I have problems phrasing english sentences. Not because I’m bad in english but simply because I lack practice. So I think this will be good exercise.
For the game: The game will be available with an english translation from day 1 on. But this translation will be done by myself and will most likely be full of errors. I’ll try to find a native speaker to check the translation later on.