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Dirk Dashing 2: E.V.I.L Eye is available for pre-ordering!

Post by MyGameCompany » August 26th, 2011, 9:12 am

Thanks, BW, for letting me post my news about my new game! Hopefully some of the RPG fans here also enjoy classic platformers! I've been working hard on this game for a long time, and am glad to finally be able to share it with you!

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Secret agent Dirk Dashing is back for a brand new mission!

After a wicked computer virus destroys G.O.O.D's new computer network, agent Dirk Dashing must track down the cyber criminal responsible for the attack. His mission leads him to a massive global corporation, owned by one of the wealthiest men in the world. Help Dirk avoid security systems, evade guards, and solve all-new puzzles to stop a diabolical new plot by E.V.I.L mastermind, Dr. Ego!

Dirk Dashing 2 features:

* Improved graphics, with lighting effects and cel shading!
* A new inventory system, so you can pick up multiple weapons and gadgets, carry them with you, and use them whenever you want!
* A new health system, so Dirk can take multiple hits before he dies (no more instant death)!
* New moves, including the ability to climb ladders and hang from wires and pipes!
* An all-new soundtrack with spy music that perfectly fits the game!
* Play using keyboard, joystick, or game pad!
* Ability to save your game progress at any point!
* In-game instructions to get you started!

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Free demos are available for Windows, Mac, and Linux. The demo contains Part 1 of the 5-part story. Feedback is welcome! I really want to make this game special for fans of classic platformers, so I welcome any suggestions for improvement. And certainly tell me what you like about the game, so I don't inadvertently change a game mechanic or feature that you like. You can reach me at info@mygamecompany.com

Dirk Dashing 2 can be pre-ordered for $19.99 USD. Pre-ordering customers will receive a download link to the "full" version beta, containing Parts 1 and 2 of the 5-part story. They'll also receive free updates as I finish each part of the game, with new levels, new features, bug fixes, and more. So it will be a lot like playing an episodic game - with each new update, more of the story will be revealed. And when the game is all done, I'll give pre-ordering customers a free copy of the planned $5 strategy guide, containing level maps, concept art, hints, tricks, and more!

Official game page: http://www.mygamecompany.com/Products/D ... 2/main.htm
Windows download: http://www.mygamecompany.com/Products/D ... wnload.htm
Mac download: http://www.mygamecompany.com/Products/D ... wnload.htm
Linux download: http://www.mygamecompany.com/Products/D ... wnload.htm
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Post by Vroqren » August 27th, 2011, 10:50 am

This looks awesome! I have one question though - is the Mac version for Intel only, or could it run on a non Intel Mac?

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Post by Vroqren » August 27th, 2011, 12:57 pm

Scratch that, it does - thanks for making this awesome game. I just beat the demo, and plan on buying the full version. I really liked it!

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Post by MyGameCompany » August 27th, 2011, 6:06 pm

Thanks!!

Yes, it will be a universal binary until it's finished. But it will probably be the last of my games to be a universal binary. I plan to update my copy of Xcode once the game is done, so that I can get my games into the Mac App Store and also get the tools to develop for iPhone/iPad. I understand that the new Xcode no longer supports the old PowerPC hardware.
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Post by MyGameCompany » August 30th, 2011, 8:28 pm

I just finished putting together the official pre-order trailer for the game. Enjoy!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XqETL1zm2I
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Post by Vroqren » August 31st, 2011, 5:21 pm

Great Job! I'm considering pre-ordering this, but right now I'm broke, so can't do it yet. Also, is it just me or is the sound for picking up a data card from StarCraft?

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Post by MyGameCompany » August 31st, 2011, 5:58 pm

I don't know. My musician did some of the new sound effects, including that one. He has a pretty good reputation, so I wouldn't expect him to plagiarize. But I never played StarCraft, so I have no point of comparison. If it is a blatant copy, please let me know!
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Post by Vroqren » August 31st, 2011, 7:19 pm

I wasn't accusing, merely thought it sounded similar. I haven't played Starcraft for a while, so I could very well be wrong.

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Post by MyGameCompany » August 31st, 2011, 7:29 pm

Whew, ok! I certainly wouldn't want to infringe, so if it were copied, I would want to change it asap. Sounding similar shouldn't be a problem, though.
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Post by Vroqren » August 31st, 2011, 8:57 pm

I've just tested every single thing that it could have possibly have been from StarCraft, and did not hear it.

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Post by MyGameCompany » August 31st, 2011, 10:38 pm

Thank you, Vroqren. Much appreciated!
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