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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 itch.io?
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!

https://steamcommunity.com/games/872750/announcements/detail/1774889776390228495

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