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The sweetness and creativity of Studio Ghibli in a Blade Runner alike setting, with the humor and game style of Monkey Island…

Those are the ingredients that inspired ENCODYA, an adventure set in a dystopian cyberpunk world.

STORYLINE
It’s 2062. Tina – a 9 years old orphan – lives with SAM-53 – her big clumsy robot guardian – on a rooftop makeshift shelter in Neo-Berlin, a dark megalopolis controlled by corporations. The protagonist is an urban jungle kid, which has learnt to live alone, scavenging dumpsters of the dystopian city, eking out a living of scraps. Her funny robot always with her, programmed to protect the girl no matter what.


KEY FEATURES

- 8+ Hours Gameplay
- 2 Playable Characters
- 30+ Non-Player Characters
- 100+ Locations
- 4000+ Lines of Dialogues
- Randomization of Puzzles
- Original Art and Assets
- Custom Sound Design
- Original Sound Track
- Professional Voice Actors
- Localization


TEAM

The game is developed by Nicola Piovesan and Chaosmonger Studio. It’s the first big game project for what is usually an award winning film production company. Coming from the world of cinema and animation, however, is a quality statement for important elements that should identify a video game, such as the storyline, visual aesthetic, acting, music and sound immersion.
The characters are voiced by professional voice actors, including the guest star Richard Epcar, that you might know for being the voice of Rayden in Mortal Kombat or The Joker in several Batman games.



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Hello! The game have support for Dolby Atmos? If not, any plans to support it in the future?

Hello, unfortunately not and it's not planned in the near future.

Hi! Awesome game, lovin' it so far :)


Except for the problem below:

The game keeps crashing on me, it happens close to every time I try to use the map. (but every now and then - haven't figured out how or when - it doesn't crash, that's how I could keep playing and got to about 8% completion. But it's incredibly tedious.)


I have  tried to read up on your known issues but mine doesn't seem to be listed there. I also haven't found a good way to report bugs,  so I am trying here to see if you can help.

This is my setup:

OS: Windows 10
CPU: AMD Phenom(tm) II X2 565 Processor 3.40 GHz
GPU: AMD Radeon HD6700 Series
RAM: 8,00 GB

I have tried uninstalling and re-installing the game, runninng it as administrator (even though I'd rather not),  I have updated to version 1.09, I have checked if I had the latest drivers for my gpu and cpu.  I tried setting the game to low graphics quality and enabling/disabling vsync, but I am running out of ideas of things to try.

If you can help, that will be greatly appreciated! I'll be happy to provide further information. thx!

Am I missing something?  This is how I found this game, and have been telling people that this is where they can try the demo (but hadn't checked to see if it was here) but I don't see any downloads here.

Have you removed the downloads?  And may I ask why you haven't released the full game on itch?  That's more a curiosity thing, because I've seen other developers launch the game here, post a decent playable demo, then... when it's released, they don't have the game here in the released form.

I believe the intention was that the free demo would be available only as long as it was still in development, then replaced with the paid full release. I could be wrong, though.

That may be possible. But I don't believe the full game is on itch.io right now.  And since they aren't really overlapping stories (well there's some overlap) I kind of think both stand on their own.  Of course, it's just my opinion, and the developer is free to do whatever they like.  

Hello! Developer here! So... The demo was outdated. We created it for the Kickstarter campaign (Summer 2019) and there were many inside-jokes about it (like "Please donate if you like the game!" and similar). Furthermore, the full game changed lot of things, especially aesthetically (we moved from a pure 2D to a 2.5D game), but also in terms of game-design (totally different inventory and UI). So, all in all, we thought that the demo was old and having no more purpose. Regarding the release on Itch, it doesn't depend on me but on my publisher. I'll ask what he thinks about. It's not excluded that we'll release it here too.

OK, thanks for the response.  I guess while I was aware of a lot of that, I just didn't see why it mattered.  But that's OK.  

Oh, interesting. I have not played the full game, so I didn't realize it was so different, and not simply an extension of the demo.

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No French localization ?

Is it possible to get it translated or even to help to translate it into French ?

I am so sorry that it is not localized to French.

A comment : it works on an I3 750 

Hello, at the moment we don't have a French localization. But we'll evaluate it if we have lot of requests from French people. Sorry!

I vote for a French localization :^)

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I've been waiting very patiently for the full release of this game for 2 years, I know it's going to be amazing <3 The icon for the demo is still on my desktop :)

Tina is a great name, by the way.

Thank you! Truly appreciated!!

I made a video on your game, although I have put it in a mini-montage with two other games

Well presented game, love the developers twist in the mix. hopefully the full game will be out soon

Very beautiful, funny and gripping game. Really loved playing the demo and would consider purchasing the full game, BUT : I was quite annoyed at the very cliche Japanese restaurant owner character :/ In addition to the character being literally yellow and having a thick accent, the game insists on it and makes him say that he doesn't have any accent. I don't find the joke funny and a little bit coarse. I understand it's supposed to be a humorous game and I liked a lot of things about it, but I would feel weird recommending it because of that awkward "Asian cook trope".
Otherwise a very unique and nice game !

I'm half-Japanese and I thought it was funny. 

I understand that some Japanese people may have different feelings about this and that it's not a homogeneous block, but it's still a very well know racist trope... I didn't invent it of course but I've seen it described and critisized by a lot of activists.

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Finally got my recording software to record it without it being a black screen. I love this game, if I would have had the money during the kickstarter I would have definitely supported it. I cant wait for the full game. 

I had a lot of fun playing this game. I play the Linux (open suse 42.2 leap with the old KDE 3.5 desktop) version without a problem, good xwindows gestion and run one click and play all run fine.
I found the secret but when the game turn to the old game look-like graphics only show a black screen, the game all right runs, select point and you can listen to the steps in the ground but see nothing.
Unfortunately, I'm less of money I can't help in this way, but I can translate to Spanish, only for the pleasure to end this amazing tale.

Playing through the demo now and it's great! One thing though, if I may add a suggestion, is to add time stamps on the save slots. It can be easy to forget which save is the latest one. 

Hello

I really love the look of your game! I was wondering if I could get the chance to play it on my YouTube channel? I'd be delighted if I could.

Have a nice day!

Kimmy ^ . ^ 

Sure! Go ahead!

thank you

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Thanks! The loading screen is something will fix for sure in the full game. As well as implementing more graphic options!

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Nice. That was the only 2 things I wanted to improve in game xD

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Everything is fine but way too many 4th wall breaks... which is annoying

(Also would admit terribly annoying loading times, why not preloading areas?)

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Love it! 10/10

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thanks! please help the Kickstarter... last hours!

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Love the artstyle!  can't wait to try it as soon as I have time! Keep it up!

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Fantastic game! I wanna try it!

Try it! And if you like it, please consider to support the Kickstarter!

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Actually I never played The Feeble Files...! So I guess it's just a coincidence! Anyway, the best way to help us finish the game, is through Kickstarter! Have a look!

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Wonderful memories engendered by this game - particularly the D.O.T.T. disc (though I don't think it ever came in that format? I only saw it on 3 1/2"!) - having said that this game reminds me more of M.I. though neither character resembles threepwood in any way! :D - Keep up the good work and I look forward to seeing the final result :)

Thanks a lot! Yea, DOTT wasn't on a 5 1/4 disk, but that's not an original copy... ehehe (the label is hand-written). But yes, Monkey Island is my favorite game ever, so it's easy to find its influence, even though characters and setting are totally different! P.S. we are running a Kickstarter right now, last days... if you like the game please consider a contribute!

This game is a big surprise on this website and I must admit, as cyberpunk fan, i see this game as something special. I can't wait for full game to come out. good job

btw here is my video:

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WOW! This game is something special!!

I got a bit stuck and couldn't figure out what to do but I'm not really a point and click person. This game really stood out for me and I can't praise it enough. 

The humour really is way above what I've seen on here. Also the voice acting is particularly impressive. Like better than most games I've played including AAA. 

Visuals 9/10

Audio 9/10

Gameplay 9/10

Story 9/10

Overall 9/10

I fully recommend this game to anyone, even if point and click games are not your thing. 

It looks really cool, but personally the character desgins for the humans are kinda ugly.

We want translate your game on Russian language.  For FREE! Pls, add me on discord - pipindor666, or write on mail - dontmasta@gmail.com

Fantasic game, took me an embarassing amount of time to figure it out :D 

I think I love everything about it. Looking forward to full game!

Thanks! We are running a Kickstarter now... last days to back! Please give it a look! (the link is at the top of the page)

Me too I'm not an addict to Point&Click and yet I'm speechless...It's fantastic!

I'll buy the complete game for sure ^^

Thanks! Please follow us! We'll launch soon a Kickstarter ;)

Already a follower ...and going to be a backer soon xD

Hi!

We want translate your game on Russian language.  For FREE! Pls, add me on discord - pipindor666, or write on mail - dontmasta@gmail.com

Art is so brilliant, guys. Even the fact that I don't really like Point&Click games. Gonna download right now and give it a try.

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Let me just get straight to the point. I love this. I love everything about it.

It's got a wonderful old-school point and click adventure game vibe whilst looking sleek and modern. It's got top-notch voice acting. It's got really good puzzles that took me way longer to figure out than I'd like to admit. It looks gorgeous. It's got a lot of self-awareness and rib-tickling Easter Eggs.

But most of all, it's got heart.

I don't really need to push this game on you if you like point and click games. Because you'll like this. But if you're not so sure about this style of game or haven't given many a try, put this on your to-play list.

I really hope we get to see more of this game, because there's so much that can be done with these characters and this setting. I'll be keeping my eyes peeled, and to the fine folks at Chaosmonger Studio I say keep at it! =)

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Thanks a lot! Very flattering!

A beautiful game. Love the old school vibe.

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The game looks awesome from the trailer and screenshots, but when I try to play the game I just get a pink screen with some low ambient noise in the background. I'm using laptop with an integrated Intel GPU and running the latest version of Ubuntu 18.04.

Very sorry to hear... if you have issues with Ubuntu, please report here:

https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/sci-fi-point-and-click-adventure-encodya-now-has-a-demo-now-freely-available-on-itchio.14492

Same problem, same system specs.  :(

Totally wanted to give this one a try, too...

I tested today with a Dell laptop from around 2011, sporting an Ivy Bridge i7 with Intel HD Graphics 3000. The demo ran perfectly. Same thing on a Haswell i7 desktop system with its integrated HD 4600 GPU. On the Haswell I even tried with an Ubuntu system straight from the live install image to make sure, and the demo ran just fine.

If your hardware is very old and doesn't support OpenGL 4.5, you might want to try navigating to the game installation directory in a terminal and running "./ENCODYA_DemoV1.x86_64 -force-glcore42" (without the double quotes of course). Or if you've got very recent hardware, try the same with "-force-vulkan", because why not. :)

Really great work on this so far! I included it in my list. I'm looking forward to seeing how the environment opens up and how the story unfolds. The demo did a good job of establishing the overall look and tone and some of the core mechanics but not the story the game will explore, so that's what I'm most curious about.  

One thing I'd love to see is a quicker response from NPCs and the characters when interacting with things or speaking. I feel like it takes a second for the characters to perform or react when I choose a dialogue option or action, which drags the game's pacing a bit. It may be how the animation is implemented. Otherwise, love what you've got at this point and good luck with the full release!

Thanks a lot for your opinion!
Regarding the NPC response time, it depends on the cycle of animation. Since we preferred to have a smooth transition between the NPC idle action and the talk, means that before going into "talking" animation, it has to finish the "idle" one (and not cutting it abruptly). If you are lucky and you are at the end of the animation, the transition could be immediate or half a second, if you are unlucky, it could take up to 2 seconds (but never longer than 2 seconds, i.e. one animation cycle).

Regarding the story itself, we didn't want to spoil much about it... but good that you are curious to know more!

Thanks for the response! I figured it was something like that. It isn't a game breaking issue at all, the animation is well done and I think ultimately the presentation and the story as it unfolds will make up for any extra time in the interactions. Again, great job!

Thanks! Leave us a rating if you enjoyed!

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Lo trovo magnifico! Avete pensato a fare un libro su questa storia stupenda? La grafica è eccezionale davvero! complimenti

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WOW ! Nice to see a cool looking PnC in the works.

We don't get enough like this ,hope the story and gameplay is good.

Downloading now ,will report back after playing.

I love it, cant wait for the finished game. 

Great game demo. I'm on Mac and I'm REALLY stuck trying to find "a stick" that I need to combine. Any chance of a hint?

look around the crossroad... ;)

found it.! Thanks!

Not a big fan of the facial design of most of the characters but otherwise a great game!

This game amazed me right away with how much detail it has. I have high hopes for this game becoming successful. Also, I plan on a part 2 so if anybody is wandering why I didn't finish it yet.

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