So let me start off by saying I began working on this project after my last prototype flopped- the contractor I was working with held my source code by the balls and kept extorting me for additional funds to work on the game, I fell into debt and became depressed over this (and other factors), it was during that time that I began to work on Cynical 7, eventually (2 years) I got better and it became a comedic and deep tale about a failing game dev’s journey to overcome his inner monsters! This game might look like anybody’s pixel art indie but it’s probably not like many things you’ve played. I finished the demo a few weeks ago!
You can grab it here: http://tacopizzacats.com/index.php/play-the-demo/
Game Blurb: Cynical 7 is the story of Tris, a cynical and anti-social failing game developer living in the town of Threeson who has no direction in his life. This game is all about the comical misadventures that befall him! On a more serious note it also showcases the anxiety and depression I went through during my time as a game dev and confronting your inner demons. Fights over pizza, social awkwardness, and even party crashing await you in Cynical 7!
While it’s an RPG there aren’t many fights and it’s mostly about the charming story telling, there’s a lot of humor but there are also serious moments as well! I’m also glad to answer any questions about it!
The biggest challenge in all of this for me has been putting a community together, while I don’t think the game looks terrible (I’ve really gotta work on my wording) the selling point IS in its story telling and the way it’s told. The game is drawn from real experiences, but it also isn’t scared to take a detour from action to slow down and let the player get to know more about its characters, however the downside of that is that I sort of get shunned to the side in the face of flashier games.
So, here I am, I DARE YOU TO PLAY MY DEMO AND NOT LIKE IT. Game on.