I love the art style and the driving physics. I love how the game had little context and you have to find letters to piece together the story. I do think the world is a little bit boring because it only had rocks and pieces of fences. I expected to find maybe enemy ship wrecks or other things to interact with but never did. I get that this is a more story heavy game but it won't hurt to have more content that just driving a boat around collecting letter. overall this game is awesome!
A Red Boat
A Red Boat is a short story told through boating and lost letters.
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Thank you for kind words! I have to admit that this world is a bit "shallow", but it's just that I wanted to keep it simple, small and short.
By making it that way I was able to finish it without getting caught into the overscope of adding more and more stuff instead of releasing the game :)
Does a great job wanting you to find "one more package" before you close out. Good atmosphere and consistent art. Felt like sailing through a painting.
I love the visual style of this. Such a nice shader effect and having an extremely limited color palette works really well here. Just driving around the boat also just felt very satisfying and a lot less confusing than I expected at first.
I feel like the storytelling was a little pale in comparison. Spoler Warning for the following paragraph.
It wasn't really clear to me at all what was my agency in the story for a long time and when it was finally revealed, the first thing I thought was "how on earth did the parcels survive being subjected to the ocean for so long?". Which might just mean I'm a bit of a killjoy, but I thought that was a bit too much of a stretch. Also, some plot points seemed to not really go anywhere, or maybe I just didn't quite get them.
Also, I'm not exactly sure how parcel spawning works, but it seems like something buggy happened the first time I played this, where I just couldn't find any more parcels after the first one.
Hope this doesn't sound too negative, I really enjoyed this game a lot, great job!
I made the story fairly simple and hazy since I'm quite unexperienced with writing. I didn't want to spend too much time on it too because it's hard to finish a project when you focus too much on certain aspect - I really wanted to publish it as a small toy to spend a few minutes with and relax. Of course I agree it could be better :)
A bit of mechanics spoiler - next parcel is spawned roughly in the direction you are currently heading. If you move to fair away from it it spawns again somewhere in front. It's a simple logic that works most of the time, but it seems that sometimes it can make the search a bit too long.
Thank you for the feedback, glad you liked it despite the shortcomings :)
I think your game is really gorgeous !
i'm a french translator in reconversion, and I'm looking for indie games to localize in french, would you be interested ?
if so, you can write to me :) (I also let you a message on twitter by the way)
Thank you! I'm not looking for a translator at the moment, but I'll keep you in mind. Good luck on your reconversion journey :)
Ok no problem (i didn't tell that i do it for free for now because i still have my old job so I Can allow myself to do somme volunteer work to extend my portfolio si don't hesitate if a volunteer translator interest you!)
I love the style!
Love it so cute! Wish i could find a version in Wallpaper Engine QAQ i feel relax displaying it on desktop
Very lovely art style! Loved the short story too. I also liked the small detail of the tank traps in the water. Nice work!
An incredibly well crafted game. It takes some real skill to make something so polished and brilliantly self-contained. Really like it.
Can i get some advice from you
Its Good But You need to create other games for Other devices such as Samsung and Iphone
A SEQUEL TO FUMES, WAVES!
Hey, just thought I'd say
love what you're doing here. If you ever want to work with a game writer, it would be cool to do a collaboration. Keep doing what you're doing
wery relaxing game, good sounds, good graphick
i really didn't understand the story totally but i enjoyed it so muchhh i love the style and it was very relaxing to go through the waves
such a beautiful game, and the story makes you want to know more and more
What a beautiful experience, thanks for making it
I liked how the story unfolded but what I loved the most was jumping around on the waves and the rocks. The arcade feel of the game in contrast with the theme is cool, at first I tought I would find some ramps and racetracks!. I hope you expand on it!
On Linux (Ubuntu, Chrome) I get a black screen when running the game in the browser. Sounds are there but graphics aren't.
WebGL works fine otherwise (I have an Nvidia RTX 2050 in that machine).
Ohh, thanks for the report, is your browser and graphics driver up to date?
What a beauty. The shading is wonderful.
Reminds me of the European comics I grew up with. Jean Giraud (Moebius), Milo Manara ...
Are you publishing those shaders maybe on GH? :)
Thank you! No plans for sharing it for now since it would require too much work to make it usable for other people, but I'm considering it :)
Chill gameplay and nice story, I spent most of the game trying to find rocks that could be ramps lol.
you know what be cool is if the story got darker the water got stormyer
The water physics is such wonderful! It feels amazing steering the boat. :>
really cool! I tried it on the browser and I think I'll download this! The story seems very nice and the gameplay is very relaxing with this amazing graphic!
well done awesome graphics and gameplay
looks like a amazing boat trip,i gonna try this game
Art, atmosphere and story. Great vibes all the way through and a nice story as well. Amazing game.
What did you use for the art
Blender and GIMP.
such a peaceful and delightful game! turns out - i'm awful at steering. i really loved all the ripples in the water and the sounds
i love the small detail of the boxes in the boat bouncing and getting pushed around as the boat moves. crashing into rocks is very fun
The physics and animations were flawless. Art style tops it all off. Speed boat with obstacles, boat variety, I would pay to play more! Thank you for making this. I enjoyed it 5/5
Tips for new players : Don't press on ESC unless you want to close the game.
Happened to me 15 minutes in thinking I could "Pause" the game...
Chill game BTW.
Loved the artstyle! Can't wait for a full blown game :)
If by any chance you put the shader in asset store for sale, let me know, I would definitely buy it. lol.
What a wonderful relaxing experience!
I also enjoyed how at first control of the boat feel awkward, but throughout the playthrough you develop some mastery of the steering.
Very beautiful! I'm a fan
Took long to loud :/
Did you mean it took too long to load? If that's the case you can try downloading a Windows build :)
very lovely art and sound design! :) just wondering, how many boxes are there to find?
Thank you, there are SPOILER ALERT
15 letters to find :)