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HUMUNGO Games – Now With Chickens in Space!

Greetings HUMUNGO Games fans! Mungo here to tell you the latest developments. These are mostly focused around my main game project, Evil Badguy Fantasy RPG. I’m still open for play-through sessions so if you haven’t had a go yet and would like to find out what the fuss is all about, do get in touch. I also make or buy dinner for anyone who plays the game with me.

Enemies Are Now Talkative Twats

Ever wondered what a skeleton would come up with if he was doing a bad Seinfeld impression? WELL WONDER NO MORE. Evil Badguy Fantasy RPG now features:

  • Amateur stand-up comedy skeletons
  • Socialist forest nymphs
  • Camp wasps
  • Depressed Zombies
  • Drag-queen snow witches of ambiguous gender
  • Wedding veils that communicate entirely in haiku
  • Conspiracy-theorist snakes
  • Jilted-lover aliens
  • Christian eyeball monsters
  • Much more

And if you pay careful attention to their declarations, you may just find a clue or two about how to defeat them.

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You’ll get to find out what the deal is when you buy my game

Player Characters Now Appear in Battle!

Players in battle

See how Elderberry advances to attack the biker jerk?

Your whole party now appear on screen. This makes the battles much clearer as it is easy to see who is attacking and who is being attacked. Attack anticipations also show who is about to strike – see the translucent ring around Elderberry’s feet on the left.

The Peripatetic Republic of Pullum (Under Construction)

A new chapter is being added. Journey to a faraway land to save Queen-Elect Emelda from the evil Abbot of Songs.

 

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Will you answer the call?

 

 

Peripatetic Republic 3

The giant teleporting sun-beam always strikes when you least expect it

 

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Find out when you buy my game

I’m going to create a whole new rocky land floating in a star-lit void, alive with cursed chickens and monstrous demonic monsters. Adventure awaits.

Meanwhile in a Different Part of Space…

Some of you may remember I recently made the first two chapters of an interactive science fantasy story. The Thick of It meets Mad Max meets near-light-speed-travel meets Adele. This is We Happy Crew.

 

We Happy Crew

My introduction is literally Shakespeare

Happy news my happy crew! I’ve made a number of corrections and edits, as well as introducing some more consequences following from player choices. If you haven’t checked it out, give We Happy Crew a read.

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HUMUNGO Games Latest Update

Hi everyone! Mungo here! I was away last month but I have returned! Here’s what has been happening at HUMUNGO Games.

1. Business Cards

Yes! My wonderful artist Lucy has designed fabulous business cards for me and herself. They’ll be arriving this week.

See ultra-high-res versions by encountering us in real life.

2. Evil Badguy Fantasy RPG is back

Yes, my main game project is going to be called “Evil Badguy Fantasy RPG” once more, because you guys prefer that name. I’m not going to put up a screenshot though because the art is all in flux right now.

3. Genesis

This is a working title. My latest interactive story almost certainly won’t be called “Genesis” upon completion. It’s a piece that I started work on last weekend that I’m going to pitch for this digital commission on 1st July. Its a fantasy comedy-thriller about spaceships, fascism and political compromise set in humanity’s sunset. Here’s what the story plan/structure looks like so far:

I’m using twine to make this, which is very easy and accessible. If you want to write an interactive story, check it out!

As you can see I’m only a few pages in, so there’s a long way to go before I have a pitchable demo. What makes me smile and want to jump up and down about it is that it will be genuinely unique and novel (plus also as high-quality and professional as you would expect of me :P). Most political games are all about stats – you basically make calculations so that you can maximise x over y, and all the effects are just abstract numbers. See the Democracy series, Tropico, Super Power and so on. There are some great exceptions like Crusader Kings II, which simulates thousands of individual characters, with family trees, professions, aims and personality traits.

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Sadly I could not create this kind of thing by myself in a month.

But what I want to do is to create a small, intimate political game with a cast of ten or so main characters, where you can really get to know them like a family over an hour of gameplay. These characters will be invested in the outcome of your decisions and they will judge you for your choices. The closest parallel I’ve encountered to what I’m trying to do is Telltale Games’ Game of Thrones, which I would highly recommend to anyone interested in interactive stories. That is a brilliant game, but was sadly hampered by being tied into an existing franchise. Your aim is to try and survive as a small family in the face of the evil Boltons, but you know you can’t do diddly-squat about Ramsey because that would ruin the series’ continuity.

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Excellent nervous pouting here.

My game will be shorter, with only one main character, and no tie-ins to any franchises. This means readers cannot be certain of anything when they open up the story. And it also means that I can hopefully write in a reasonable range of consequences for player decisions. It won’t be Game of Thrones-style people-die-all-the-time stuff, rather the choices the reader makes will affect what their staff think of them, will change the environment of the ship, and ultimately will shape what happens to Genesis and the last humans left in the universe. No biggie.

Gameplay screenshot. Your character has vivid colour experiences. Read into that what you will at this stage. I won’t spoil it for you.

Evil Badguy Fantasy RPG Update

Hi all! I hope you have had a lovely weekend. It was funny weather wasn’t it? So bright and sunny and then pouring down. It was down in London at least. So, how is Evil Badguy Fantasy RPG going?

I’m reaching the final stages of what I can do directly on this project myself, and the last changes throughout the coming months are mostly coming in the form of music from my brilliant composer Odinn Hilmarsson, art from my new and talented artist Lucy, and UI improvements from my UI person (possibly a programming wizz called Tom, this is very much TBC).

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I now have sketches of actual potential imagery in the game. Yay!

Most of this weekend has been spent doing tweaks, and preparing the ground for the next pieces to come in from my team. I had the good fortune to run a testing session on Friday in Google Deep Mind’s King’s Cross office with professional game tester Sarah York, which gave me some sweet ideas for interface improvements. I’ve been hearing quite a bit of “you should take these to game events” style comments lately, so you may be able to find me at some games fairs at some point! But the main priority is getting this game as good as it can be. This is where you can get involved – yes YOU!

I love testers, and testing sessions are super useful, so if you want to experience this game yourself for free please email me at mungotattonbrown at gmail dot com. I’ll cook food for you or buy you dinner too.

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I also made the imagery for this low-res crystal ball this weekend. You can steal it. You twat.

If you want to check out one of my games right now, why not play Marketforce!, my satirical office-work RPG for PC, or Jaguar, a browser-based political thriller you can play on any platform.

Quick Evil Badguy Fantasy RPG Update

Hi all! I’ll keep this short.

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Yes I know shorts are plural. It’s called me being a tit.

Testing

In the latest testing session, Mr Qaisar Siddiqui, wordsmith and equality activist, said the following:

“I wish it was longer. I had no idea how long I had been playing for. I thought it had been 20 minutes or half an hour, and I was an hour and a half in. When I got to the end it left me wanting more!”

If you want to get involved and have some fun testing what is now a highly polished game, please get in touch. My email address is mungotattonbrown at gmail dot com.

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Screenshot.

Music

Music is advancing at a faster rate than it was before Christmas, and I’ve added some sweet new atmospheric tracks this past couple of weeks.

Art

Yes, I am trialling an artist, so prepare yourself for some fantastic imagery. Potentially.

Palette.

HUMUNGO Games – Where We’re At

Hi everyone! Mungo here. Just a quick update to let you know the state of play for HUMUNGO Games at the moment.

Marketforce!

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I am more proud of the title screen than I deserve to be.

This satirical business RPG is free to download and available here. Described by a television producer who works with Anthony Horrowitz as “Genuinely hilarious. A great game.” Play it and be delighted.

Jaguar

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It starts as all thrillers should. With politicians swearing at one another in traffic.

“Wonderfully dramatic and I loved the format. Just the right amount of silliness too.” – Laurence Cook, Theatre and Television Director.

Go for it now on any device. The less you know in advance, the better.

Evil Badguy Fantasy RPG

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Your favourite RPG, with added sass.

Retired general meets fishmonster. All the love, revenge, tragedy, terror and humour of a AAA game with none of the production values. Don’t just take my word for it. Zoli Billics, one of the testing managers for The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine, who has played through the game, says “This game is awesome! I can’t wait for the full release!”

Currently in the ironing-out-the-last-bugs stage, EFB is will be released later this year, date TBC. With an original soundtrack by music magician Odinn Hilmarsson. (Seriously give his music a listen it’s fantastic.)

The Black Crown

What’s this hair-raising sensation? Why do I feel nervous and excited and warm at the same time? Is this a mysterious new project?

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Final game may look different to these three question marks.

Key words:

  • Interactive fiction
  • Alternate history
  • World-shaping choices
  • Real consequences
  • Assassination
  • War
  • Sex
  • Colonialism
  • The British Establishment

Watch this space.

Groovy New Elements in Evil Badguy Fantasy RPG

Specific features I have implemented lately:

Colour-coded health bars

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Enemy health bars indicate their type (i.e. earth, dark, air etc). This makes it easier to pinpoint enemy strengths and weaknesses.

More interesting and reactive final boss battle

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I’m not going to spoil this for you, but Fishsticks and his protective wizards have a larger arsenal of spells and will require a bit more thought to take down.

More varied battle backdrops

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The battle backdrops now match the levels more accurately, and change depending on where in each area they take place.

If you want to check out a HUMUNGO Games title right now, why not check out Marketforce!?

Evil Badguy Fantasy RPG – progress update

“How’s the game-making?” I hear you ask.

It’s enjoyable, thanks. Progressing. How are you?

“Yeah, I’m well. Just saw Fantastic Beasts, which I would give three stars.”

Cool. Yeah, I hear you can read Rowling’s writing as a justification for authoritarianism.

“I don’t know about that…”

*awkward pause*

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“…Evil Badguy Fantasy RPG is your main project, right?”

Yep. Here’s a little precis:

Evil Badguy Fantasy RPG is currently in a complete but improvable state.

Story & characters are totally done.

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Not game image.

Mechanics are almost entirely up to spec, but will be improved slightly.

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Actual game image.

A very small amount of the game’s art will be improved upon.

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Not game image. Or is it? No.

The game is close to being fully balanced.

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Not game image.

The music needs a lot of work.

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This and all the below are not game images.

I’m still doing regular (about monthly) one-on-one tests to inform further edits and direction.

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Nope.

Very little marketing has been done.

Modern Keyboard With Colored Social Network Buttons.

Not. In. Game. Image.

I have not started working towards publishing/sale.

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Cute cat. Not in-game image.

That’s about it! Keep watching this space – I’ll let you know groovy game specifics soon.

Also there will be new articles and fiction too!

Three star films are the hardest to talk about because there’s the least to say.

“Not necessarily. Some elements are really good and some are really bad. The music was great, but nothing was at stake for the first fifty minutes or so.”

Was it better than Arrival?

“No.”