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Homestuck Adventure Game

Developer

The Odd Gentlemen

Series

Homestuck

Platforms

Microsoft Windows, OS X, Linux

Released

TBA

Genre

Adventure game

Writer

Andrew Hussie, Ryan North


The Homestuck Adventure Game is an upcoming video game based on Homestuck. It is planned for release on the Windows, Mac OSX and Linux platforms. The game is being developed by independent game studio The Odd Gentlemen, developers of the puzzle platformer The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom and the Neil Gaiman-penned adventure game Wayward Manor. Dinosaur Comics creator Ryan North assisted with writing.

Production history

The project was announced by Andrew Hussie on September 4, 2012, and a Kickstarter campaign was launched to raise $700,000 to fund its production. The funding goal was met after just 32 hours; when the Kickstarter concluded on October 4th at 2:26pm EDT (18:26 UTC), the final total was $2,485,506 from 24,346 backers. Hours later, What Pumpkin launched a PayPal option for pledging that ran for two weeks and closed on October 18th. With the additional funds from the Paypal campaign, the total funds raised surpassed $2,500,000, however an exact figure was not given. However, it likely isn't that much higher, seeing as Hussie still used the value "2.5 million bucks" to refer to the entire funds.

Game development was initially scheduled to begin following the conclusion of Homestuck, then projected to end sometime in 2013. However, as the initial pre-development work began, Hussie learned that the game's release would have to be delayed significantly unless he began to write and plan it as soon as possible. As a result, Hussie put Homestuck on hiatus after finishing Act 6 Intermission 5 so he could devote his full attention to working on the game. The hiatus lasted about two months, beginning on April 14, 2013, and ending on June 12.

Andrew Hussie has mentioned that the adventure game was one of the projects he would be working on during the gigapause which started following the October 16th, 2013 update, and in the January 24th, 2014 news post, he mentioned that, during the first 3 months of the gigapause, he had been focused on writing for the comic and adventure game.

The Odd Gentlemen issued a press release on their Tumblr on June 21st, 2014, revealing two pieces of concept art and one character model.

Currently there is no release date, however Hussie is expecting a surge in development in the latter half of 2014.

Game details

According to Hussie's pitch on Kickstarter, the game will take place in the same universe as Homestuck, but is not a direct adaptation of the comic. Instead, the game is more of a spinoff, featuring many of the same elements but not directly interacting with the comic's narrative. The game's storyline will be smaller and more self-contained than the comic's and is designed to be accessible to players unfamiliar with the franchise. Very few details on the plot exist, although it is known that it will not involve Sburb and that trolls will be included with the lime bloods being addressed in a greater capacity than the comic.

Gameplay is expected to be a "formal exercise" in interactive storytelling, though Hussie has said that he hopes to play around with the genre and do things not previously attempted in adventure games. Thanks to exceeding Kickstarter goals, the game will be released in English, French, Italian, German and Spanish languages.

Videogametroll

So far, two characters have been revealed to the general public: a human girl with a black skirt and a grey jacket holding a flashlight (nicknamed "Flashlight Girl" by the community), and a bronzeblood troll with antler-shaped horns and a sign resembling a stylized deer head wearing sunglasses ("Strideer").

Trivia

  • The concept art for the circus area resembles the art style of some of Andrew Hussie's earlier work, such as And It Don't Stop and Whistles.

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