I'm Omni, I'm new to the itch scene and a first time developer. I love retro games, hip-hop & looking up at the sky wondering WTF.
I recently put together a rag-tag team to develop a personal project called 'Awaken Alone', an adventure game based loosely on the lucas arts style point and click adventures of the late 80s early 90s. The game features 40 scenes, 80 items, a full soundtrack, dialogue and VO for audio logs found around the game. The game was a massive project to take on as a first time development and posed numerous challenges both for development and managing the business behind it. The people involved in helping develop this adventure game were all amazing in their own right and an absolute pleasure to work with. All development was done online and I never actually met any of the contractors face to face throughout the project. In total, from conception to the current BETA stage we are at now, it has taken approximately 20months to develop however all involved have had fulltime jobs or university degrees taking priority.
I had originally concepted the game as a Virtual Reality experience however as a student with no industry experience and my credit cards as a budget, I was forced to scale back the game to a 2D prototype. Due to budgeting the game features no animation and the artwork is very basic. I plan to launch the final game for free on google play and ios stores when completed but will update the BETA version regularly on itch until the game is completed.
Awaken Alone Game Page: https://omni-digital.itch.io/awakenalone
Would really appreciate any support as I'm super new to the site!
I have already started concepting my next game 'Psycasso' that I plan to start developing early next year once AA is launched on mobile devices. (more info on this project to come)