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If you need a sprinkle of comedy in your life, the comedic point and click adventure Guard Duty looks like it could hit the spot.

Not one I had heard of until today, I will be honest. Looking over it, Guard Duty was funded on Kickstarter back in March of 2017. Linux was noted as a platform back then and they're still very clearly advertising Linux support—awesome!

While it has obvious retro inspirations, complete with hand-crafted pixel art that looks right out of the 90's it does actually look really damn good.

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It will feature (according to the developer):

  • A full stand-alone game spanning across two drastically different time zones – Past or future, choose your actions wisely. This is not a tale for the faint of heart.
  • Full voice acting - Over 6000 lines of fully voiced dialogue.
  • Hundreds of detailed animations – Be it the flicker of candlelight, leaves blowing in the wind or the jaws of a giant Wrinkleworm you can be sure those pixels will be pulling their weight.
  • Bespoke music and sound – Guard Duty features over 30 unique musical compositions with hundreds of sound effects created in-house specifically for this project.
  • Cross-platform support of cloud saves.
  • Integrated 'to-do list' keeps track of current goals and objectives – Never lose sight of your goal, Guard Duty features a familiar RPG styled quest tracking system.
  • Streamlined inventory and puzzle design – The feel of a classic, without all the faff. Puzzles are logical with an intuitive interface, Guard Duty features a modern mentality to game design whilst retaining a classic aesthetic.

The actual release is currently being said as sometime this Spring, however they said a final date should be given out sometime soon.

Find out more and wishlist on Steam.

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flesk 18 Jan, 2019
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Quoting: liamdawe
Quoting: ShmerlQuite interesting. They list DRM-free download in the Kickstarter campaign. Do they plan to release it on GOG or
Here's what they told me on Twitter:
QuoteHey, the drm free version was primarily for those that backed it on Kickstarter, that said we would like to have the game available on GOG if we can manage it.

I wish that so many developers wouldn't view DRM as GOG or bust though, when there are great DRM free alternatives like Itch and GameJolt. Getting on GOG is a crapshoot.
Eike 18 Jan, 2019
Quoting: tuubiThe project sure could use more contributors. Development seems active enough, but ripping out Allegro seems like a major undertaking nobody seems interested in tackling.

Wouldn't updating Allegro be easier - and helping?
(I though about writing up an article how to work around the mouse lag bug with fast polling mice...)
Eike 4 Apr, 2019
QuoteThank you all for your continued support, we are very happy to say that Guard Duty will be releasing on May 2nd on Windows, Mac and Linux!

"Windows, Mac and Linux" - hear, hear!
WorMzy 4 Apr, 2019
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