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Ceasing to be Her Demise is out!

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We did it! We finally did it! After more than a year of hard work, we just released “Ceasing to be Her Demise“, the third and final episode of our “Fragments of Being Her Demise” trilogy!

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The game is free and can be downloaded here for [WINDOWS], [MAC], and [LINUX], or played directly in the browser [HERE] and [HERE].

Now that the final epiosde is out in the wild, we’re endlessly relieved. Making a game can be extremely exhausting at times – but at the same time extremely rewarding, especially when we get feedback from the players. So, don’t hesitate to tell us what you’ve liked and what you haven’t, thanks!

We wish you a lot of fun with the now completed “Fragments of Being Her Demise” trilogy!

Have a great adventure,
Christian & the chronerion entertainment team

PS: When will our next games be released? Will they continue Selina’s story? Will they be pixel-adventures again? Will they be something completely different? We can’t say much about them yet, we can only say that there are already plenty of interesting ideas bustling around in our heads, so stay tuned 😉CTBHD_Apartment

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Adventures of 2015 Awards: BHDF is “Best Fanadventure”

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The German Adventure Gaming website Adventure Treff elected “Being Her Darkest Friend” as Fanadventure of the year in their “Adventures of 2015” awards! We feel tremendously honored, thank you so much!

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English translation: “We think: The Austrian developer team chronerion entertainment accomplished a remarkable contribution to the German speaking fan adventure scene. “Being Her Darkest Friend” fully convinced with nostalgic pixel graphics in the tradition of popular Lucas Arts classics and deep storytelling within dark dream sequences.”

In addition, it was voted 2nd best “Fan adventure of the year” by the readers of Adventure Treff.

Thanks so much!!
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Episode 3 is Alpha!

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We have very good news: Selina’s third and final episode has gone Alpha! This means the game is feature- and gameplay complete and can be played from the beginning to the end without any severe bugs left. Though, there are a couple of art assets, sound effects, music tracks and other things missing, but we are very confident to finish and release the game in the *very* near future. More infos, like a definite release date, will follow when the game is finally completed.

In the meantime, we highly recommend playing the first two episodes “A Fragment of Her” and “Being Her Darkest Friend” 😉

Stay tuned for Selina’s grand finale!Ep3Balkony


2016 is here! But where is Episode 3?

By humaldo on

Happy new year, adventure lovers!

We hope you all arrived safe and sound in 2016! 2015 was quite a successful year for chronerion entertainment, we released two small games (click and click) and received overwhelmingly positive feedback from the players (that’s you!). And the craziest thing: Over 130 Let’s Play videos have already been made! How awesome is that?! Thanks so much, guys and gals!!

As you may know, we’ve been working on a third game since May of last year, and we initially amined to finish before the end of 2015, or at least in early 2016. Unfortunately things are taking longer (Surprise!) and several unexpected (non gamedev related) circumstances are constantly delaying the release of Selina’s third episode. We still can’t tell when the game will be ready for a release, but we aim for the first half of 2016. Or let’s just say 2016. Episode 3 has progressed well and is almost finished, but as you may know, the last 10 percent of a game need 90% of the time, or something like that. We hope you understand.

Sorry for the unpleasant news, we’ll keep you updated!

Have a super-nice new year!

Cheers,
Christian & the chronerion team


20.000 Downloads/Plays!!

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Today we’ve reached an important milestone: Our games “A Fragment of Her” and “Being Her Darkest Friend” have been downloaded and/or played (via the Unity Web Player) 20.000 times! Thank you all soooo much for your interest in our games! You’re the BEST!

20000We’re still working hard on finishing Selina’s third episode, stay tuned for more news end of the year.

And for the statistics-people, here are some numbers:

Gamejolt Downloads/Webplays Total: 19.508
IndieGameStand Downloads Total: 229
Itch.io Downloads Total: 177
Indie DB Downloads Total: 86

Visits/Clicks Total: 40.799
Webplays Total: 13.099
Windows Downloads Total: 5.622
Mac Downloads Total: 952
Linux Downloads total: 98


Update on Episode 3

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It’s about time for an update on the progress of Selina’s third and final episode. We’ve been quite busy over the past months, the vertical slice (meaning you can play the game from the beginning to the end) was already achieved in June, but only with very basic art and with most of the puzzles missing. At the moment,  approximately 70% of the game is done and we’re working hard on finishing the remaining puzzles and creating the final art and sound assets.

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As you can see, Episode 3 will be around as three times as big as “Being Her Darkest Friend“. It will contain new scenes so things take a little longer this time (“BHDF” could be done so quickly because it  just “recycled” all the existing assets of “A Fragment of Her“.) We can’t promise to finish the game in 2015 anymore, but it seems likely that it can be released in early 2016. Once more, it will be available for PC, MAC, LINUX and the Unity Webplayer. And it will be for free.

That’s all for the moment. Thank you for your patience, we’ll keep you informed!

Best and adventurous wishes,
Christian and the chronerion team


10K AFoH Downloads!!

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Earlier today, „A Fragment of Her“ hit the 10K (in words: ten thousand) downloads/plays mark on gamejolt. Unbelievable. When we created the game back then in November 2014, we‘ve never thought that this could happen at all. We just can‘t thank you enough for playing „A Fragment of Her“ and showing interest in our games. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

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Apropos: Selina‘s third episode is progressing very well. We can‘t promise it, but we‘re still looking forward to release it end of this year. And like „Being Her Darkest Friend“, it will be fully playable in the browser and there will also be downloadable versions for Windows, Mac and Linux. Stay tuned for more infos soon!
Thank you all for the great Adventure!

Have a great day,
The chronerion team


3rd place (out of 89) for “Being Her Darkest Friend” at AdventureJam!

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We are super-happy to announce that “Being Her Darkest Friend” took the 3rd place (out of 89 entries) at the Community Voting of the AdventureJam 2015! We want to shout out a big THANK YOU to all the people who voted for the game, you’re AWESOME!!

AdventureJam2015_3rdPlaceFirst9Being Her Darkest Friend” was also ranked quite high in the specific categories of the community voting:

  • 2nd place in 5 categories: “Best Music” “Best Dialog“, “Best Characters“, “Most Thought Provoking” and “Most Unique
  • 3rd place in 5 categories: “Best Visuals“, “Best Sound Design“, “Best Story“, “Best Gameplay” and “Best Puzzles“,
  • 5th place in category “Most Charming
  • 6th place in category “Most Funny

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Being Her Darkest Friend is out!

By humaldo on

After two **really** exhausting weeks, we finished and released our #AdventureJam game “Being Her Darkest Friend” tonight. It can be played either on Gamejolt or directly here on the chronerion entertainment website, or it can be downloaded here: [Windows] [Mac] [Linux]

Now the voting has started! There are 30 days to rate all the 87 (!) games of the Jam! We would be very happy if you could rate “Being Her Darkest Friend” nicely, thank you very much 🙂

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Another thing: At the moment the game language is German only, but we’re working hard on an English translation which will be finished and released as soon as possible! The game is finally available with English and German texts.

We can’t wait to hear how you liked “Being Her Darkest Friend“, so don’t hesitate to send us feedback of all kinds! THANKS!

Have a great adventure!

Christian & the BHDF team

PS: The Unity webplayer plugin isn’t supported by the Google Chrome web browser anymore. Please play the game in another browser, like Firefox. Thanks!


Halftime.

By humaldo on

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The first week of #AdventureJam is over, it’s time for a short update. We’ve progressed pretty well and finished the vertical slice of “Being Her Darkest Friend“. The game is playable from beginning to end, all scenes are in, most of the sounds and background tracks are in (but still need to be tweaked), and it already feels like a complete game.

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But we have still a lot to do: Puzzles. Now that the structure of the game is finished and working, we’re starting to finally flesh out the design of our four main puzzles. Everybody who has played the predecessor “A Fragment of Her” has probably noticed its rather rudimentary “puzzles”. Back then we’ve had simply not enough time and experience to come up with great Monkey Island-esque puzzles. This time, we aim a little higher and reserved a whole week only for puzzle design and implementation. Let’s hope it works out 🙂

Stay tuned for Adventure!

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AdventureJam has started!

By humaldo on

The AdventureJam has officially started! The last couple of weeks we were busy to come up with a proper setting, story, and puzzle-design-outline and we’re happy to be able to finally start working on the game! BHDF_blackWe have already decided on a name: “Being Her Darkest Friend“. It will be a direct sequel to “A Fragment of Her“, and this time the focus will lie on puzzles. So if AFoH was a bit to unchallenging for you, chances are high that “Being Her Darkest Friend” will meet your taste 🙂

We’re planning to frequently update the project status on our twitter account, so please follow us to stay informed.

Happy GameJamming!BHDF_Thumbmini


AdventureJam, here we go!

By humaldo on

Good News: We’ve just decided to take part in the AdventureJam 2015! This means that the release of our next short adventure game is only a couple of weeks away, woohoo!

The jam starts on April 3rd and ends 14 days later on April 17th. We’re close to finishing the story writing and we have already laid out the basic dramaturgic structure of the game. More news will follow later this week, please follow us on twitter and gamejolt to stay updated. Thank you very much!

Adventure Jam Website: http://jams.gamejolt.io/adventurejam
Rules: http://jams.gamejolt.io/adventurejam/rules
Awards: http://jams.gamejolt.io/adventurejam/awards
FAQ: http://jams.gamejolt.io/adventurejam/faq
About: http://jams.gamejolt.io/adventurejam/about-us

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A Fragment of Her is finally finished!

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Done!!

We’ve finally finished our Point & Click Jam 2014 game A Fragment of Her! The size of the game (we prefer to call it an “Interactive Short Story“) has significantly increased: A playthrough should take now 30 to 50 minutes instead of only 10  to 15 minutes. So, A Fragment Of Her finally contains all the content we had initially planned and designed for the Point & Click Jam back in November 2014, but weren’t able to finish in time.

PLUS: We ported the first third of A Fragment of Her to Unity so it can now be played directly in the web browser! Just visit our Gamejolt game page or play it directly here at the chonerion entertainment website!

Download Full Game: Windows | Mac
Demo (Web version): chronerion.com | gamejolt.com

We’re super-excited and can’t wait to hear your feedback! If you like A Fragment of Her, we would be endlessly grateful if you could spread the word.

Thank you so much and have fun with the full version of A Fragment of Her!

The A Fragment of Her team.
@humaldo
@leafthief
@lokus14

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The Point And Click Jam version of “A Fragment of Her” is finished!

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We just finished the Point And Click Jam version of our game “A Fragment of Her“, feel free to download it here: http://gamejolt.com/games/a-fragment-of-her/38039/

Unfortunately, we didn’t manage to finish the full scope of the game, so we decided to just relase the first third. After a short break (the Jam was damn exhausting 🙂 ) we’ll finish the remaining two chapters. We hope to have the complete version ready soon. Please follow us (twitter, facebook, gamejolt) to stay informed.

Thank you very much and have a nice Adventure 🙂

Cheers,
Christian (@humaldo) & Stefan (@leafthief)

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We’re making a short game for the Point And Click Jam!

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Hello friends,

we’re happy to announce that we’ve officially started development on our game Fragments (working title) for #pointclickjam. Our artist @leafthief made concepts for characters and sketches and we’ve already started blocking in the first scene (See pics below).

If you’re interested in the ongoing progression of the development of Fragments, feel free to follow us at twitter, facebook and gamejolt, where we will post a lot of stuff frequently!

Thank you very much and have fun!
Fragments @ GameJolt
Fragments @ PointAndClickJam

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Webisode #002 – (Dis)harmony of Elements

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Five months have passed since the last Webisode was released. So let’s waste no time and have fun with episode number 002 – “(Dis)harmony of Elements”! But be warned: It’s getting a bit experimental this time 🙂


“Gameplay and Story Are Exactly Like Music and Lyrics” by Kirk Hamilton:
http://kotaku.com/5885432/gameplay-and-story-are-exactly-like-music-and-lyrics


Transcript of Webisode #002 – (Disharmony) of Elements

The story in adventure games traditionally plays a very important role. Some people even think that adventure games are the perfect medium for storytelling. While other video game genres focus on action, ability to react, dexterity or strategic planning, adventure games always have been about the story of the acting characters. Following the story, solving tricky puzzles, exploring the world and interacting with NPCs define adventure games.

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Webisode #001 – Call To Adventure

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We’re terribly sorry for the long silence since the website launched earlier this year. But now we’re back  and we are proud to present you the first regular chronerion entertainment webisode (Watch the pilot here), in which the main-motivation behind setting up the chronerion entertainment project is explained.

Have fun!


 


Transcript of Webisode #001 – Call To Adventure

I don’t remember if Maniac Mansion was the first point-and-click adventure I ever played. But I do know that it left a far deeper impression than Monkey Island, Indiana Jones or any of the other big adventure game classics.

I must have been eleven or twelve years old and already had gathered some experience with video games – when Maniac Mansion was a real culture shock to me. Abstract and imaginative games like Super Mario Brothers, The Legend of Zelda and Tetris
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New chronerion entertainment website is online!

By humaldo on

Three and a half years after the idea behind chronerion entertainment flashed up, the brandnew website has finally launched today. We’re endlessly thankful to everyone who helped us reaching this major milestone, without your help chronerion entertainment would probably be just another airy idea among many others.

We hope you like the new website and we’re looking forward to hear your feedback!

Thank you very very much and let’s have an adventurous time together!

Cheers,
Christian & the chronerion entertainment team