Thursday, October 1, 2015

The Man-Storm begins! Our demo is done!

Hello everyone,

Gachi Muchi Kun here \(^o^)/

Our demo for Man-Storm and the Manhood of Might is done and ready to be played.

Man-Storm and the Manhood of Might is our new game and a loving parody to the 1980's cartoons and action figures a lot of us grew up with. A more innocent time when your morals came from a hulking, steroid addled man and his team of fellow hulking, steroid addled men and monsters in easy to digest 23 minute chunks.

Story: Man-Storm and the Manhood of Might was TV cartoon and action figure line that swept the world by storm in the early 1980's. Made by the Wowzo! toy company and it sold like hotcakes. It featured the hulking, ginger haired barbarian: Man-Storm. Who under the guidance of his father, King Hungdor, brought together the mightiest heroes to form something more powerful and stronger than a fellowship, or even a brotherhood... It was a Manhood, a Manhood of Might! Together you and the Manhood of Might protect the peaceful lands of Maleternialand from the evil Brutevil and his Massive Manfiends. Who plot at every chance to bring chaos and destruction to the good people of Maleternialand. They even managed to make King Hungdor disappear in an attempt to plunge Maleternialand into chaos. Only Man-Storm can save the day.

Our hero (you) is a massive Man-Storm fan, perhaps maybe shouldn't still be at his age, but we digress. Due to a mysterious circumstance, you find yourself swept out of your own world and awaken in the real world of Maleternialand and in the body of Man-Storm himself. Now you must play the role of Man-Storm, protecting the good citizens and dispensing the good values of truth, self confidence, friendship and other stuff. And also trying to get into the pants of a palace full of hot, virginal man studs.

Come feel the storm... Man-Storm and his Manhood of Might!

DOWNLOAD THE DEMO HERE 
*Updated 10/2 to fix a few glitches and some grammar.

Please note some of our 2D interface graphics are still unfinished, so we apologize for some of the b/w art you may see.

Thanks everyone, and we hope you enjoy our game \(^o^)/

We have a handy dandy FAQ to introduce you to Man-Storm and the Manhood of Might.

Q: What do I need to run Man-Storm?
A: You will need a windows 7 or greater operating environment and a monitor that supports at least 1500 x 900 resolution in order to see the game. You will also need to change your language settings for "Non-unicode text" under control panel -> regions and languages -> Administrative. This option *must* be set to Japanese in order to run this game as we made it using a Japanese game development kit. See picture below for Win 7 reference:




Windows 8:




Q:  What type of game is Man-Storm and the Manhood of Might?
A: It is a point and click adventure game set up in an episodic format.

Q: Episodic? Really :|
A: Yeah, really. It's a win/win for both us on the dev side and you as the player. It's easier for us to make and speeds up development time. It also works more organically with the story format of cartoon episodes. It means you guys will ideally get games faster and we can build up a better world for you.

Q: Is there lots of sex in your game?
A: Not in the demo. Full game will have more sex.

Q: Why 3D? What happened to 2D graphics?
A: We love 2D, and would love to do more 2D graphics. Unfortunately, the reality is from a development stand point is just waaaaaay too time consuming and a burden to put on one artist. 3D graphics is faster to produce, easier to keep characters on model and allows the artist some downtime as rendering requires time and allows our artist to take a break.

Q: Are you taking pre-orders for this now that the demo is out?
A: No, not at the moment. When the 3d graphics and story is done for the final and we're in beta testing and waiting for final 2D art, then we will probably start pre-orders then. We want it to run more smoothly this time. Best case scenario maybe around the beginning of Decemeber.

Q: How much is it going to cost?
A: We hope to keep the games at the same $15 price point as the Meat Log Mountain games.

Q: I really liked the demo, what can I do to support or help you out?
A: Well, since we're all a little rusty or new to game development, let us know if you like the demo and the story and characters. Good feedback is helpful and appreciated :3


31 comments:

  1. Cool. Full Demo is out, huh? Btw, the graphic for the Windows 8 isn't loading properly.

    I'll have to take a peek at the Demo tomorrow afternoon :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Omg, guys, you're back! After several years! I can't believe it. So nice to see that you made some progress on new games. Unfortunately your blog never pops up when people search "bara" or "gay games" in google search. I don't know why. You should entertain it on y-gallery, furaffinity and etc.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Btw, what happened to The Thingie In The Basement? The game looked so hot and promising. Are you ever going to finish it? This new 3D approach looks so different. Will a 2D artist eventually paint over this 3D graphics?

    ReplyDelete
  4. About Locale settings in Windows - it might be not very comfortable for people, who use other languages in their system. There should be some workaround for that...

    ReplyDelete
  5. Also, how do you compose characters and backgrounds? Do you render them completely separately? What if you compose them all into one 3D scene and use some photo-realistic renderer, such as VRay ? (I could help with that)

    ReplyDelete
  6. @art926
    Thanks. Thingie is permanently on hiatus. No one has the free time to finish it properly, so we've shelved it. The people involved with it hope to finish it one day.

    We can't do anything about locale setting in Windows, that's a requirement of the game app development environment.

    All graphics for Man-Storm are in 3D and composed of main BG shots and then overlays for any up close characters. Everything is rendered in Iray. With the strain on the artist and the time requirements for doing art in 2D, we don't see us going back to it. 3D is faster using, easier to make tweaks and it gives the artist some downtime while the final image is rendering.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. thanks for the reply. Could you share one simple 3D scene with me? I would like to play with renderer settings and see if I can make it look better. (I do it professionally)

      Delete
    2. Sorry, we're unable to do that. We'd have to give you content used in those scenes in order for you to render them.

      Also, we're happy with the graphics and how they came out :3

      Delete
  7. Hey I followed the directions but the demo keeps crashing :l Any reasons why? I'm using Windows 10 by the way.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. None of us have migrated to Windows 10 yet so we're a bit blind, but we can try.
      At what point is it crashing? Does the game display any text?

      Delete
    2. Never mind I fixed it. I thought I changed the Unicode thing to Japanese. Turns out I didn't haha. Great demo! :)

      Delete
    3. Cool deal. Glad you enjoyed the demo =3

      Delete
    4. By the way, am I still able to purchase Meat Log Mountain?

      Delete
    5. Yup, they're all still available for order.

      Delete
  8. So, even though I changed language and such as described (as well as tried using applocale) I cant get the demo to run, it crashes any time I try to start a new game or open the options menu

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Make sure you extracted the files from the rar and onto your hard drive and you're not launching the game from within the rar file itself.

      Otherwise give us your config (os ver, cpu, mem, resolution, etc) and we can try to trouble shoot it.

      Delete
    2. not running it from rar
      windows 7
      6gb memory I believe
      pentium dualcore, dont remeber the exact details for it atm
      1280 X 1024 resolution

      Delete
    3. Your system isn't up to snuff to run this. It's probably the monitor resolution that's killing. You need at least a minimum resolution of 1500 x 900 for the game to run correctly.

      Delete
  9. I'm stuck in the game! How get to fabric from that angry creature?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You need to make him not angry :3

      He dropped you a hint when you first talked to him.

      Delete
    2. How do I do that? I think, I should give to him a new toy from that guy in laboratory. But again, how? I tried everything, at least. :)

      Delete
  10. The cool thing is i can start it up with no problem. But then i noticed my resolution was to small for it :(

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yeah, we built the game for the current crop of PC's that have 1080+ monitors. Some people that have older computers have successfully projected it onto their 1080P HD TV's and played it off of that.

      Delete
  11. when i start the game the 4 swords,after the title screen pops up,then nothing happens. any thing that will help?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. What's the resolution you're running windows in?

      Delete
  12. Hi there!! The demo worked fine for me. I'm using a windows 10, with a resolution of 1920x1080.
    But honestly, I'd prefered the 2d version! The scenes and characters (and the cocks - lol) are way more better and hot. I think that using the 3d version the game is more simple, if I can said that, to produce. Maybe you can spend more time on the "details"!
    Anyway, the game is great. I can't wait for the final version.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yeah, the reality is the amount of 2D art required to do one of these is way beyond what most artists can do by themselves within a reasonable timeline.

      These games don't make much money, especially after people rip the pictures and post them. We would love to be able to hire multiple artists to work on a game, but the quality level required to keep the art consistent is way beyond what we can afford to pay.

      Glad to hear you enjoyed the demo though.

      Delete
  13. Hey! I really want to try out the demo but unfortunately it crashes everytime I get to the point to start a New Game (or the main menu at all). I changed the "Non-unicode text" to Japanese, my resolution is 1920x1080. I am using Win10, IntelCore i7, 16GB Memory, Graphic Card is NVIDIA® GTX-860M 4GB. Any Ideas?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It could be a windows 10 issue. There's nothing in your computer config that should be causing a problem. None of us are using Windows 10 so we can't guarantee it under that OS.

      Delete
    2. Here, on windows 10, it works fine.

      Delete