Jaro and the Myth of the Blue Diamond

Jaro is a 2.3 adventure game with lots of different aspects in it. We developed a complex story including dialogues and moral decisions. Our intention was that what the player did in the game always should have an influence on the rest of the story like how the non-player characters talked and behaved. The player should be introduced in a complex environment where it was not really clear who the good ones and who the bad ones were.

Story

Since quite some time rumours are circulating about a second moon of earth. Bill, an out space tourist, navigates his VW shuttle bus one way to mars. He crashes exactly into the invisible moon JARO. Bill finds himself in an unexplored world, where barbarous monkeys and mysterious aboriginal people dominate. Can he ever leave this dangerous planet again?

Some more infos …

Jaro was a big project, which required a lot of new features for our engine. We developed a dialogue and an inventory system and for the first time added some ai characters to a game. We also found out that a small script system would be necessary to make sure that characters can give items to another during a dialogue. We also wanted to create a 2.5D game and therefore had to make it possible to add and animate 3D objects.

Unfortunately this was quite a lot of work and was never really finished. 

 

Our Responsibilities

Angelika

  • AI of the monkeys which use feelers to move through the level
  • Bullet system which reuses old bullet entities

Christoph

  • Inventory System, Dialogue System and easy Scripting - this allows e.g. an AI character during a dialogue to check if the player has an item or to add something to his or her inventory
  • 3D meshes and animations in xis
Game Infos
Genre Platformer, Adventure, RPG
Platform Windows
Language C++
Game Engine xis-engine
Status stopped
Date Okt. 2011 - Feb. 2012
Project Members
Programming Angelika Bugl
Christoph Lipphart
Game AI Angelika Bugl
Sound / Music Stefan Irndorfer
Art/Animation Stefan Irndorfer
Elisabeth Baumgartner

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