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« on: September 20, 2019, 08:33:39 AM »

Greetings to everyone who stumbled upon this topic! Smiley


After a long consideration (we all are really shy) we decided to start a blog about the development of our project.

We are a small but extremely ambitious development team, Mikola Zaporozhsky Games. Our team consists of only 9 people, each representative for their own direction. Almost all of us have some experience in game development, but unfortunately we don’t have any released full-fledged projects, this is our first, and we really hope that not our last. We work from our homes!

For almost a year now we have been working on a project called Highly Likely. Is a surreal 2D Adventure about a funny and somewhat naive character called Mikola who is trying to do all he can to save his homestead. This is the first part of the trilogy, the release of which is scheduled for the end of 2019.


If we were to describe our game in a few words, they would be Ukraine, Oil, freebies and stereotypes!

Yes, these are the definitions given by people who see our game for the first time. We don’t deny it, it's true! The game is built on these stereotypes, in the best sense, and therefore is interesting and exciting!

The first part of the trilogy, Highly Likely, is a surreal 2D Adventure about a funny and somewhat naive character called Mikola who is trying to do all he can to save his homestead.

The story unfolds in a most ordinary Ukrainian farmstead near the Polish border, where the main character, Mikola, lives with his wife. In pursuit of his dream, he lands in tough circumstances and finds himself facing the threat of total ruin. It would seem that it's over, and there’s no hope. However, fate gives our hero a chance, albeit a very dangerous one, in the form of an “abandoned” oil pipeline. Realizing that he has nothing left to lose, Mikola, without thinking twice, decides to use it and, using various improvised devices, starts a risky venture that involves him in incredibly amusing, sometimes dangerous and unpredictable adventures.

Game Features:

5+ hours of gameplay.

A tragicomic plot in 6 acts.

A variety of quests.

Picturesque landscapes in 23 night and day locations.

50 characters.

56 items for action and interaction.

13 types of vehicles: from a bicycle to a steam locomotive.

130 unique animations of the main character.

Multiple movement paths that help to avoid obstacles and perform other maneuvers.

Original soundtrack recorded with live instruments.

A narrator! First of all, our game is a story with a fascinating and rich plot. We really wanted the players to be able to fully enjoy the game process, so that they can fully appreciate its idea, and be able to emotionally empathize with the main character. For this reason, we employed a storyteller, who throughout the game narrates off-screen events, voices the thoughts of the characters, and conducts dialogs on behalf of the characters.

 

We are going to first release the game on Steam, and later on other platforms: Google Play, App Store, Nintendo Switch, Xbox, PlayStation.




IMPORTANT note! Currently on Steam, there are only screenshots of the game’s environment, without the characters, which we have a lot of, or items, production facilities or other objects of action and interaction. The same is the case for the videos.

Of course, we understand that all these ambiguities and hints do not immerse very well into the atmosphere of the game itself, but, on the other hand, they allow you to create an intrigue so that the marketing company that is about to begin will be most vivid and successful.

In this regard, in the very near future we will publish new screenshots and videos featuring an expanded assortment of items, equipment, characters and animals that will allow you to get to know the game much better.


Social network links:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/_Highly_Likely_

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GameHighlyLikely


Currently the game is 60-70% ready. There are only a few months left before the planned release, there is still a lot of work, and we keep doing our best  Smiley

We will periodically post about the development process, and will be glad to answer any questions you may have, both about the project itself and plans for the future, as well as about our team, etc.

Thank you for being with us!

Sincirely,
Mikola Zaporozhsky Games team

P.S. We invite you to watch a video that tells the backstory of the game.



This is the long version, you might call it a director's cut Shocked

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« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2019, 06:33:32 AM »

A bear with a balalaika and his trainer.



You'll meet these characters at the fair Smiley Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2019, 08:36:14 AM »

A bit of horror for you: Sawyer the magician and his assistant.



It looks like something didn't go quite as planned... Shocked
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« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2019, 08:33:16 AM »

Here they come again, the characters: The painter and the newlyweds.



The scene is set on the fair. The painter is evidently quite talented Grin
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« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2019, 08:33:04 AM »

Another character: the wheelbarrow guy.



Yeah, just a guy with a wheelbarrow, he doesn't even have a name... Nevertheless, he is going to play a major role in the game Undecided
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« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2019, 08:33:19 AM »

Master potter.



Best pots in the area Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2019, 08:33:16 AM »

Master smith.



He makes the best horseshoes and fire irons Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2019, 08:33:27 AM »

A juggler-clown from a traveling circus.



In our story, he is a very cunning clown Grin
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« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2019, 08:33:38 AM »

A nimble fellow who throws rings on the cones.



We don’t know what his profession is called, sorry Undecided
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« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2019, 08:33:18 AM »

A magician.



Has a few amusing tricks up his sleeve Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2019, 08:33:13 AM »

Stepan the engineer.



Mikola's friend and partner. They had worked together at a train depot for 30 years Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: October 13, 2019, 08:33:20 AM »

Dmytro the ferryman.



In the past, Dmytro was a sea captain, now retired, he captains a ferry that goes across the river Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: October 15, 2019, 08:33:31 AM »

Border guard.



A very stoic guy, does not take bribes, you don't want to bargain with him Undecided

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« Reply #13 on: October 17, 2019, 08:33:21 AM »

Photographer at the fair.



In fact, he is a foreign spy with a special mission. He is entrusted with the task of finding out how they pickle their sauerkraut here so it's so delicious Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: October 19, 2019, 08:33:16 AM »

The thimble-rigger.



A very sly character Smiley

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« Reply #15 on: October 21, 2019, 08:33:21 AM »

Seller of lollipops shaped like a cock at the fair.



No comment! Undecided

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« Reply #16 on: October 23, 2019, 08:33:18 AM »

The shooting gallery keeper.



The pellets are cheap, the prizes are good Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: October 25, 2019, 08:33:14 AM »

A man and a pole with prizes.



Just some guy at the fair climbing the pole for prizes Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: October 27, 2019, 08:33:09 AM »

The organ grinder with a monkey.



From above, he sees the entire fair in full view Smiley
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« Reply #19 on: October 29, 2019, 08:33:08 AM »

A vegetable seller.



Just a vegetable seller Smiley

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