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Underwater Affect Giveaway
$5.00
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Game Giveaway of the day — Underwater Affect

Reveal the truth about the ominous underwater station!
$5.00 EXPIRED
User rating: 6 (75%) 2 (25%) 7 comments

Underwater Affect was available as a giveaway on September 14, 2022!

Today Giveaway of the Day
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The game reflects the "struggle" between spring and winter.

The protagonist puts out a distress signal and the man comes to the rescue. And as soon as he crosses the threshold of the ominous underwater station, it becomes immediately clear that he is not welcomed here. In fact, nobody needs him. And before he gets to... (spoiler: the game has a story). However, you'll see everything yourself, believe me...Not this one, but next time for sure, the truth shall be revealed.

System Requirements:

Windows

Publisher:

Ashoot

Homepage:

https://ashoot.itch.io/underwater-affect

File Size:

169 MB

Price:

$5.00

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#1

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In Brief:
Today's game is one of those games created during a competition to see who can create a playable game within a short space of time. These can vary from a few hours to several days of work. This was created during the Gamiron 15 contest.

The game is very short, with perhaps 20 minutes game play at the most. It took me slightly longer, but that was because I was taking regular screen captures (more than double what you see below; each screen capture during the battles left me dead as the game continues even when it drops to the task manager with the capture program, I use i.e., Ashampoo Snap 10.)

Your deep-sea station is being taken over by underwater denizens. You are tasked with a few jobs by one of the human occupants, during which, you pick up a pistol which you use to protect yourself from the denizens, who attack you while you are working your way through the few sections of the game that were created during the contest. The game ends shortly after you dispatch the boss at the end of the game (Hint, the boss is easily despatched by using the ladders to get out of its way until it's passed, otherwise you're likely to die and have to restart that section of the game again. I'm not going to say any more about the game as it's too short to go into great detail. That said, if the game was to be extended by the developer to include lots more content, this could be a decent action-adventure game with a cartoon like appearance that would suit the ages 7-to-10-year group (unless parents have allowed them to play some of the more violent games readily available today).

The text boxes that appear are written very poorly. with some of the words and grammar, almost unintelligible. The images below basically take you through all of the stages of the game to the end.

You can see a video of game play HERE
Controls:
Arrows = movement
LMB = Fire Weapon
Enter = Use portal or enter new place.
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Notes on Security
I scanned a zipped copy of the installed game using Virus Total and it found zero hits from 61 antimalware engines. You can see the results of the installed games scan HERE

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  13 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)
#3

Since this subject came up not too long ago, makes me wonder: was Ashoot the developer in that contest, or did he appropriate this program, since I don't see that contest explanation on his page. Or maybe he's acting for the developer. Or, might not be so bad if he's at least reviving a program otherwise unavailable. I assume you haven't heard anything back from Itch, WR.

Reply   |   Comment by watcher13  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

watcher13,

Hi Watcher, no, I've not received a reply from them since the initial acknowledgement of receiving my email.

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#2

Today's game is kind of a strange one. You start out in the ocean having to read through a back story and then use your arrow keys to maneuver to an area on screen where you press enter to move into the door. And then you are in a room to explore things and eventually you get a weapon to defeat enemies.

Game uses basically Up Down Left Right and Enter for controls and eventually you have to combine this with the mouse and mouse buttons to shoot. The enemies, once you find the gun are relentless. The crosshair makes defeating the enemies difficult in a sense since you're aiming at them.

I've said this on many reviews and will say it again. First Person Shooter controls belong in those games and not necessarily a 2d scroller.

The dual control system seemed to work best in an arcade game called Forgotten Worlds. You can see what the game looked like here:

https://www.arcade-museum.com/game_detail.php?game_id=7842

Also Smash TV: https://www.arcade-museum.com/game_detail.php?game_id=9591

The character movement is confusing and not natural. When you have to backtrack for certain things he does not face the other way like a platformer should make a character do. It looks he is doing the moon walk.

The dialog is somewhat interesting but at the same time there were some errors in the script that the developers made. However at the beginning of the game noted that it was for some kind of event so I can understand the urgency of getting this time in a time sensitive manner.

Overall, today's giveaway is an interesting one if you're looking for something different but the control schemes and weird movement of the character on the screen may throw you for a loop. Just be sure to pay attention to everything in the game on how you teleported ETC.

Reply   |   Comment by sailorbear510 aka Jason  –  12 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

sailorbear510 aka Jason,


Hi J, Thanks for posting those links.

You can get Forgotten Worlds via MyAbandonware HERE; there are downloadable versions for DOS (you'll need DOSBox, or emulators for Atari ST, Commadore 64, Genesis, Sega Master System or TurboGrafx CD Version.

Alternatively, you can play it via your browser HERE. If you enjoy side scrolling shooters, this is an excellent version, packed full of action.

You can also get Smash T.V. files/ROM's for Genesis, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commadore 64, Game Gear and Sega Master System from the same abandonware site HERE.

N.B.

I'd forgotten that I'd purchased this via Steam during the summer sale together with other retro titles from CapCom via their Arcade Stadium. I'm surprised Forgotten Worlds is still available from MyAbandonware because of its availability on Steam. They are usually very quick to remove games from the download servers if they become commercial again. I've seen a lot of decent titles from the 80, 90, and early 2000 that used to be available on most decent abandonware sites, many of them have slowly been reintroduced via sites like GOG and Steam, so are usually removed, or the download is removed from the server, with a link to where you can buy the game.

I'll contact MyAbandonware just in case they aren't aware. At least with the Steam version you don't have to faf around with DOSBox or other emulators. I've only just noticed CapCom have just released the third collection called Capcom Fighting Collection, on Steam some months ago. Some of those old games are well worth getting.

p.s. I've contacted MyAbandonware, so it's likely Forgotten Worlds will be removed from the download section of the site.


Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  12 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

Whiterabbit-uk, laughs in it still being available

Reply   |   Comment by anna wanna  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Whiterabbit-uk, Thank you for that information. I've been working on this evening playing a demo on my Switch, Harvestella which is kind of like an RPG and a Life Simulator. So far a demo is only on the Switch for the time being they have not released a demo for any other platform.

Reply   |   Comment by sailorbear510 aka Jason  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
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