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Many of you will already know about this from Discord, but I've been working on a new side project - one that, for once, is actually going somewhere.

Introducing TielQuest.



Some Screenshots (click to show/hide)

This basically started as my "quarantine project", and while work has slowed since then due to, well, being back to actual work; it's still progressing, just slower than before.

TielQuest is a 2D sidescrolling platformer, with the notable feature of being a single huge map rather than many smaller ones. The game is semi-open-ended; there's an intended linear progression (with slight flexibility) of the bosses to fight, but some freedom in exploration rather than being railroaded towards each boss.

Download TielQuest Demo V11 for Windows 7 / 8 / 10 (64-bit only)
Requires .NET Core 3.1. May or may not work on WINE, feel free to try and let me know. CPU is more important than GPU, and RAM requirements appear to be quite low (it uses less than 256MB of RAM while running, in my experience).

TielQuest Demo V11 for Android on Google Play
Not sure what the hardware requirements will be like. So far, no one has said that it doesn't work well for them. Software wise it'll almost certianly require at least Android 5.0, but I haven't tested it on anything lower than 10.0. (Alternative link: APK file to sideload)

This demo allows you to play up to and including the first boss. It also allows some very limited exploring of side areas.
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Re: Tiel Attack: Retro-style 2D platformer
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2020, 10:09:23 PM »
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Re: Tiel Attack: Retro-style 2D platformer
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2020, 05:35:47 PM »
Done a quick(ish) LP of the demo. This was fun! Hope it's useful :lemcat:

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Re: Tiel Attack: Retro-style 2D platformer
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2020, 06:02:22 PM »
Yes, Just wondering are these birds easy to take cake care of and how long do they live. Are they quiet when you are going to bed? I know owning pets are in a way a reflection of oneself. Never owned birds(just cats and dogs).

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Re: Tiel Attack: Retro-style 2D platformer
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2020, 07:42:27 PM »
Yes, Just wondering are these birds easy to take cake care of and how long do they live. Are they quiet when you are going to bed? I know owning pets are in a way a reflection of oneself. Never owned birds(just cats and dogs).

These guys are cockatiels. Relatively easy to take care of - larger birds are more difficult. The key thing is they need to socialise - this means you either need to have (at least) two of them, or else if you only have one bird you need to spend a lot of time playing with him or her - at least a few hours a day for smaller species, and even more for larger ones (who are also smarter). As far as costs go, the initial setup (a cage, toys, etc) is quite expensive, and vet bills tend to be higher than for a cat or a dog even for routine checkups (let alone any medical emergencies), but day-to-day costs aren't too bad - even if you feed them the best diet possible, it's fairly cheap (partly due to their small size, so they don't need a lot of food); they do need toys replaced regularly as they'll destroy them, but these aren't too expensive and it's quite practical to make them yourself out of very cheap materials.

The trickiest thing with care is knowing what could be dangerous to them. There are a lot of things that are dangerous to birds that wouldn't be to other pets - firstly, of course, because they can fly, but also for example - if you have non-stick cookware with PTFE or PFOA (Teflon) coatings, the fumes from those when heated are very toxic to birds - as in, a single exposure most likely will kill them. And it's not always obvious what might contain this - you probably thought right away of frypans, and maybe ovens, sandwich presses, air fryers - did you also think about hair dryers or clothes irons? Luckily there are safe alternatives for 99% of affected products. Fumes from cleaning chemicals can also present a similar danger. There's also some foods that are perfectly safe for humans but toxic to birds (although this is also true for other animals, eg. humans can eat chocolate but dogs cannot, neither can birds for that matter), so it's important to know these.

Cockatiels live for 15 to 20 years on average; the world record is (I believe) 36 years. This is long by pet standards in general, but quite short by bird standards - some species, like large cockatoos and macaws, will often outlive their owners.

These  two tend to be quiet at night - but they can be VERY noisy in the morning. However, not all birds are the same.

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Re: Tiel Attack: Retro-style 2D platformer
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2020, 02:31:39 AM »
I've uploaded an updated demo.

There's a few cosmetic tweaks, including some new music (a seperate one for the starting area vs the mountain caves; the city area's music has been replaced; and there's a boss theme now). In terms of gameplay there's one change - one part that was particularly hard, has been made a bit easier.

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Re: Tiel Attack: Retro-style 2D platformer
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2020, 08:29:43 PM »
I uploaded another new demo yesterday. This one adds title screen music, a better goose sound, and in-game pause support; as well as some slight tweaks to the map and of course some bugfixes.

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Re: Tiel Attack: Retro-style 2D platformer
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2021, 06:26:36 AM »
I've uploaded another new demo. This one reflects newer updates to the map in the full game, includes some bug fixes, tidies up the menus a bit... oh, and there's an Android build now. :D See first post for links.

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Re: TielQuest: Retro-style 2D platformer (formerly known as Tiel Attack)
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Re: TielQuest: Retro-style 2D platformer (formerly known as Tiel Attack)
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2021, 07:40:24 AM »
Uploaded a new update to the demo. (New update not yet available via Google Play - but I'm working on it. Sideload, or grab the Windows version, in the meantime. EDIT: Google Play version is updated now.) This demo now has the "TielQuest" title, and there's some other slight changes too. Also a tutorial mode!
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Re: TielQuest: Retro-style 2D platformer (formerly known as Tiel Attack)
« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2021, 02:40:21 AM »
Released another update earlier today. Following Don birb's passing a few weeks back, I decided to replace the playable characters with a fictional cockatiel - and in the process ditch the not-all-that-interesting two playable characters mechanic.

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Re: TielQuest: Retro-style 2D platformer (formerly known as Tiel Attack)
« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2021, 02:49:22 AM »
Sorry to hear the sad news, namida. Kind thoughts to you and yours.

I'm glad I was able to enjoy playing TielQuest when Don was a part of it. I'm sure the new character will be awesome as well, I'll give it a play through soon :thumbsup: