C14 Dating 0.9.6 beta !

An otome dating sim in the archeology world! https://www.winterwolves.com/c14dating.htm
Post Reply
User avatar
jack1974
Pack leader
Posts: 14081
Joined: Thu Jun 16, 2005 4:43 pm

Re: C14 Dating 0.9 beta !

Post by jack1974 » Sat Mar 05, 2016 7:29 am

Haha yes, and originally it was even smaller! I will do an alternate font/background mode :)

User avatar
jack1974
Pack leader
Posts: 14081
Joined: Thu Jun 16, 2005 4:43 pm

Re: C14 Dating 0.9 beta !

Post by jack1974 » Sat Mar 05, 2016 9:42 am

Good news, I have just coded a new version of the dialogue/font which is much bigger and more readable. I have added an option to use the old look or the new one at beginning of the game:
Image
I think will also add a button to switch it on/off anytime during the game.

As for the night backgrounds, I found the issue: it happens if you choose the volunteer job in the afternoon (starting from week3). I told the coder/writer and I'll wait for them to fix this problem too before doing the new version! :)

User avatar
jack1974
Pack leader
Posts: 14081
Joined: Thu Jun 16, 2005 4:43 pm

Re: C14 Dating 0.9.1 beta !

Post by jack1974 » Sat Mar 05, 2016 11:02 am

I just uploaded version 0.9.1, see the first post for the changes. Thanks for the bug reports, also I think the new style while is not as "cool" as the first one, is much more readable (I even made the font bigger!). Let me know :)

winter32
Young scout
Posts: 12
Joined: Sat Mar 05, 2016 10:11 pm

Re: C14 Dating 0.9.1 beta !

Post by winter32 » Sat Mar 05, 2016 10:14 pm

Image

The game expects different pattern as answer here so it will announce this is a failure, but as far as I can tell it fits the puzzle rules, and as such is a valid, if alternative, solution.

User avatar
Oniyuri
Young scout
Posts: 45
Joined: Sun Feb 16, 2014 4:25 am

Re: C14 Dating 0.9.1 beta !

Post by Oniyuri » Sun Mar 06, 2016 3:38 am

I'm still busy with my first playthrough and loving it so far! I was seriously considering archaeology as a career path during high school (maybe there are a lot of people like that), so this feels like treat (^_^)

Writing, art (characters and background) and music is all good! And I really like the design for the menu. The mini-games are generally fun, although I like the excavation game more. The cleaning one sometimes ends up feeling a bit tedious, and may have more to do with the number of objects you have to clean in a session (although it doesn't really take that long to clear the mini-game, especially as you get used to it).

Here are a few potential typos and the like:
Spoiler:
  • "The reality being in another country had yet to sink in." -> "The reality of being in another country had yet to sink in."
  • "I meekly nodded, although now I worried about making a mistake." -> "I meekly nodded, although now I was worried about making a mistake."
  • "and I heard clicking of the front door being locked" -> "and I heard the clicking of the front door being locked"
  • "but I enjoy the challenge of piercing information together" -> "but I enjoy the challenge of piecing information together"
  • "All these interviews, renewing my passport, saving up, convincing parents..." -> "All these interviews, renewing my passport, saving up, convincing my parents..."
  • "A few minutes he returned, and I started unzipping the bag." -> "After a few minutes he returned, and I started unzipping the bag."
  • "Quartzite is extremely hard to knapp" -> "Quartzite is extremely hard to knap"
  • "The ones written by Rosemarie and I cover locations of material used for knapping" -> "The ones written by Rosemarie and me cover locations of material used for knapping"
  • "Plus, we'd be denying students an unique experience, I think." -> "Plus, we'd be denying students a unique experience, I think."
  • "I nearly forgotten the original reason why I spoke to him, and wondered what Deandre would decide." -> "I had nearly forgotten the original reason why I spoke to him, and wondered what Deandre would decide."
  • "Despite being startled, his reactions had lessened somewhat since he gotten used to me grabbing his attention." -> "Despite being startled, his reactions had lessened somewhat since he had gotten used to me grabbing his attention."
  • Kyler explaining to Melissa what Hendrik wanted from him: "There's a school group coming, and Hendrik had asked me to assist him." -> "There's a school group coming, and Hendrik has asked me to assist him." or "There's a school group coming, and Hendrik asked me to assist him."
  • Melissa's says: "And done this bag." -> "And done with this bag."
  • "I stood up and scanned though the cups" -> "I stood up and scanned through the cups"
  • "Sherri's must regret bringing me over..." -> "Sherri must regret bringing me over..."
Just a suggestion concerning the wording of the font choice at the beginning of the game. Maybe instead of "if you have trouble reading the current one", use "if you do not like the current one" (or you could leave that out completely and just tell the player there are two choices for the font). This is just something I was taught with regards to interacting with people and clients, although it wouldn't have been the intent the former ("if you have trouble") may give the impression of "there is something wrong with you", whereas the latter ("if you do not like") would hopefully give the idea of "it depends on how you feel". This may not really be a problem for all cultures, and it actually didn't bother me (I just had that thought when reading it). Maybe also mention something about being able to switch between the two fonts any time using the Font button?

Edit: Extended the explanation.

User avatar
Oniyuri
Young scout
Posts: 45
Joined: Sun Feb 16, 2014 4:25 am

Re: C14 Dating 0.9.1 beta !

Post by Oniyuri » Sun Mar 06, 2016 4:30 am

winter32 wrote:The game expects different pattern as answer here so it will announce this is a failure, but as far as I can tell it fits the puzzle rules, and as such is a valid, if alternative, solution.
I initially solved this same puzzle differently as well:
Spoiler:
Image
In case the appearances of the puzzles are consistent throughout the game, this was the puzzle from Week 3 Monday. Interestingly enough, using the mouse wheel to scroll back "the history" (this was a save game I loaded, so I was hoping to take note of the week and day) too much here, causes the "End of Free Trial" to appear. I am guessing the trial ends at the start of week 3? I don't think it is a big issue, since not many people would scroll here, but figured I would mention it. I actually found this kind of amusing :lol:

It may be related to the above, or I'm just not that good at these types of games, but I remember 2 excavation mini-games on the larger grids where I would be able to solve a big portion of the puzzle, but trying to solve the last section would be more trial-and-error, since it felt like there could be multiple combinations that would work. (The last few rows/columns that I had to solve were generally denoted by "1,1,1" or "2,1,1", i.e. small numbers and too many squares still open). If it's actually something of note, I'll take screenshots if I run into them again.

Still enjoying the excavation mini-game though ;)

User avatar
jack1974
Pack leader
Posts: 14081
Joined: Thu Jun 16, 2005 4:43 pm

Re: C14 Dating 0.9.1 beta !

Post by jack1974 » Sun Mar 06, 2016 7:35 am

Thanks for the typos, will check them today. As for the puzzles I told the writer since she designed them :)

Katicflis
Young scout
Posts: 85
Joined: Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:19 pm

Re: C14 Dating 0.9.1 beta !

Post by Katicflis » Sun Mar 06, 2016 9:58 am

Yeah I'm on the objective "Trowel" cave puzzle and there isnt enough data to complete it properly, which kinda saddens me. I like the idea of being able to solve these puzzles through logic instead of guessing and checking or HAVING to use a hint. There's too little data for 15 x 15 squares.



Image

PS: the game is fun/cute/charming and I definitely enjoy the minigames. :)

Katicflis
Young scout
Posts: 85
Joined: Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:19 pm

Re: C14 Dating 0.9.1 beta !

Post by Katicflis » Sun Mar 06, 2016 3:04 pm

You know. Maybe I just need to focus more on 'completing the picture' and less on using pure logic to answer the puzzles.

Anyway! Love the game.

User avatar
jack1974
Pack leader
Posts: 14081
Joined: Thu Jun 16, 2005 4:43 pm

Re: C14 Dating 0.9.1 beta !

Post by jack1974 » Sun Mar 06, 2016 5:39 pm

Kitty just sent me a new version of that puzzle: Image
will show up when I do a new update (but I'm waiting to see if something else shows up first).

Post Reply