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About Through Abandoned 3, the Refuge and the series at all

I’m sorry for keeping a silence for such long. This year we are so onto the work. And finally the time of news came.

First of all I want to say that Through Abandoned 3, the Refuge is done. Firstly it will go on mobiles and after that to Steam. We wanted to release it at October but it looks like we have to delay. As a lot of you may know, there was an Apple presentation and they showed a new product — iPhone X. iPhone X has totally new resolution proportions: 19.5:9. It’s huge but it has all the chances to become a new industry standart.

Unfortunally Through Abandoned has only 4:3. This fact has a long history and I won’t tell it in this post. It’s just happened for a reason. So, if you play Through Abandoned on iPhone you can see narrow line of black empty space on both sides of the screen. It’s not cool but tolerably. Now iPhone X is a bit longer and 4:3 looks like shit on it. We were thinking a lot about that and came to some uneasy decision.

We have to redraw all backrounds in the game for making it fullscreen. The thing is: we have to make it for all 3 chapters and there are 250+ images. This is because the title which we will launch on mobiles includes all 3 chapters inside the one game. So, it will take around 1-1.5 monthes and I can’t say the exactly date of the release, sorry.

In total:
1. There will be the big Through Abandoned game on iOS and Android, fullscreen at all the devices, includes The Underground city, The Forest and The Refuge.
2. After 2 monthes of mobiles release, Through Abandoned 3, the Refuge will be released on Steam. It will be wide fullscreen too.
3. As soon as all the backgrounds are ready we will make the big updates for TA1 and TA2 on Steam. We will upload totally new builds made on a new engine with fullscreen graphics too.
4. After the release of mobile TA we will finish and release a small prequel for TA2 called Through Abandoned, a Thousand Years Ago which explains what happened before the hero went through the right Door in Tibet and after he got the key. That will be a small bonus for you.

And now we have a new quick engine, written on Unity (good-bye Flash). So we will follow our plan: one year — one Through Abandoned chapter. The journey continues!

P.S. You can see how it will look on iPhone X on the picture.

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The Path of Future

Закончили игру под заказ. Тропа будущего это промо-игра, смесь квеста с аркадой, для проекта “Профессия моего будущего”, призванного популяризировать техническую индустрию у подростков.

Поиграть пока что можно только тут: http://futureprof.ru/game/

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My short list of adventure games

Funny thing: I don’t consider myself a gamer. Of course I play games, but they don’t take a lot of time away from me. And I don’t play those modern AAA titles like The Witcher you know.

I do like adventure games, so here is the short list of the best adventure games in my opinion. I don’t pretend on ultimate truth, it’s just the games I like which influented me.

The games aren’t sort by their hotness; it’s just a random ordered list.

 

1. Tomb Raider II

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This is the best Tomb Raider chapter with good puzzles. I played this game on Sony Playstation a long time ago and sometime I replay it on PC.

 

 

2. Safecracker

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You’re a lawyer of the owner of a safe factory. He is died and you have to find his will which is inside his mansion. It sounds easy but he had a bad sense of humor and placed it on the end of the line of puzzle of safes he ever produced.

 

 

3. Machinarium

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Masterpiece made by Checz studio Amanita Design. The pathetic story about a small robot in the big machine city. If you like adventure games and you’ve never played this, oh then you don’t like adventure games.

 

 

4. Fez

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The mind-blowing puzzle game based on some tricks of view angles.

 

 

5. Monument Valley.

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Maybe the best puzzle game ever. These guys took the Escher’s ideas and fullfilled they as a game.

 

 

6. Year Walk

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This is very special game about an ancient Scandinavian ceremony, when a man go to the forest and stay here for some days to have a talk with fairies. Creepy and narrative.

 

 

7. Submachine

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The misterious escape series by Mateusz Skutnik. These are the small flash games, 10 parts in main series.

 

 

8. Valiant Hears

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The story about The World War I by Ubisoft. Maybe this is more interactive story than a game but it’s excellent anyway.

 

 

9. Limbo

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Everybody knows that game. No comments.

 

 

10. Inside

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The masterpiece from creators of Limbo. The game with very advanced narrative which asks more than answers. Very funny to read these tons of fanat theories about what is going on in the game.

 

 

11. The Wolf Among Us

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The interactive comics about the city of magical beeings, Fables. Usually I consider this genre boring but this one is very good.

 

 

12. Samorost 3

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Strange places, cute characters, a kind of Little Prince’s mood. By Amanita Design.

 

 

13. Lumino City

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This is the game totally made of paper and captured on a camera.

 

 

14. Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

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You control two brother at the same time. They cooperate and help each other. I consider it the on of the best adventure games of the 2015.

 

 

15. The Room

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The game series full of mechanisms and hiding places. And of course it has a misterious story.

 

 

 

The last news

Well ok, I think I kept a silence for a long and now is time for some news and announcements.

Through Abandoned series will get a new life.  Last month we’re developing Through Abandoned 3. The Refuge.  And it will go to the mobiles first. It’s too early to announce the release date, but be sure it will happen in 2017 ;)

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All the next parts of TA will be at least as long as Through Abandoned 2. The Forest. 2-4 hours of gameplay, depend on puzzle solving skills of a player.

I decided to switch our development tool from Flash and AIR to Unity. It means no more problems with mobile versions.

After the engine on Unity will be ready we will add localizations for released parts on Steam.

BTW we will finally build mac-versions.

Also please notice that my web-site has now a new comment system, which is more better than the old one. So, comment!

What else? Well, I’ve got the small teaser for you. It isn’t conserned with TA3.

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Portfolio

I’m Igor Krutov, a game developer, an artist, a coder and more.

I made an art, code, animations, game-design for different games. Also I made some advertisement, infographics, logos and more.
This is my porfolio of all the projects I ever took part of.

My games for desktop and mobiles
My flash games
My side game projects
Animations
Characters
Different game art
Logos
Other

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My games for desktop and mobiles

There are 2 my biggest and serious games: the series called Through Abandoned.

Through Abandoned is a big story about parallel worlds. Those worlds are very strange, because people left them forever. You should explore those worlds and find your brother who dedicate his life for finding out the way to Abandoned and disappeared there.
Through Abandoned is a classical point and click adventure. It has nice-looking 2D art, a lot of puzzles, mini-games, secrets and a good intriguing mystical story.

Through Abandoned on Steam
Through Abandoned on iOS
Through Abandoned 2. The Forest on Steam

Through Abandoned trailer

Through Abandoned 2. The Forest trailer

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My flash games

Since 2011 I made and publish 6 flash games. They are world-wide and free.

Empty room escape.
The first game I ever made in 2011 with Stasy.

The spin-off series in Through Abandoned universe called The Chambers.
Abandoned: The Cube Chambers.
The Watchers’ Chamber
The Chambers 3

Puzzle platformer series Dogs in Space where you should control 2 characters and cooperate.
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Dogs in Space 2 (made with Hanuman)

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My side game projects

Some small games in Door Escape genre I made by the order for mobiles.

Neon Doors for iOS.
Neon Doors flash-version.
Neon Doors 2 flash-version
Submarine Escape for iOS
Submarine Escape flash-version
Submarine Escape 2 flash-version

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Animations

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Characters

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Different game art

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Logos


Animated logo Kurt Briceno

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Other

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