Factsheet

Developer:
Royal Troupe
Based in Moscow, Russia

Release date:
22 Oct, 2015

Platforms:
PC / Mac / Linux (Steam)

Website:
message-quest.com

Regular Price:

USD$2.99
EUR€2.99
RUB99

Description

Message Quest is a tiny stained-glass point-n-click adventure about laziness and her herald. This is a fairy tale in the best tradition of works such as “The Hobbit” or “The Chronicles of Narnia”, inspired by the art of Studio Ghibli. This is the story of a lazy herald called Feste. You may know heralds, the fellows who appear at the beginning of each journey, looking for the hero in an attempt to deliver that “call to adventure” thing, right before the interesting stuff starts to happen. That’s exactly the job our Feste must do. Find a hero, give him or her a call to adventure, and be done with it. No exploits, no saving the world. But all he wants to do is sleep and eat candy. You must become his conscience and lead him through the struggles and strange encounters of the Interworld Road. A cute fantastic journey for one evening - the game lasts about an hour and a half, so you’ll get the full story in one session.

History

Message Quest is our first indie game. We're been making it for almost 2 years - at first on our free time, and since December 2014 on full time. The game is created totally on self-funding. And we haven't any publishers and investors. For a long time our studio hasn't name - and just recently we decided to call ourselves "Royal Troupe" as the troupe of King of Bards from our game.

Features

  • Unusual stained glass graphics that make everything even more fairy taleish.
  • Charming and unpredictable characters who will tell you their life stories.
  • Puzzles with traditional mechanics allow you to fully enjoy the story without losing game immersion.
  • Funny boss fights in true JRPG style with zany attacks and bonuses.
  • A new dialogue system that allows you to control both characters in a conversation.
  • Jokes and easter eggs that will surprise you when you least expect it.
  • A magical soundtrack written especially for Message Quest that will immerse you in the bizarre fantasy universe of Interworld Road.

Videos

Message Quest Official Trailer YouTube


Images

download all screenshots & photos as .zip (39MB)
Feste_Panic.png
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Feste_PuppyEyes.png
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Feste_Idle.png
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download logo files as .zip (1MB)
logo
logo

Awards & Recognition

  • "GamesJamKanobu 2015" 3nd place in "Game" Nomination
  • "DevGAMM Moscow 2015 Awards" Media Choice Award Nominee
  • "DevGAMM Hamburg 2015 Awards" Excellence in Audio Nominee
  • "GamesJam Unity 2015" 2nd place


About Royal Troupe

Boilerplate
We're Russian indie-studio with our first project - Message Quest.

More information
More information on Royal Troupe, our logo & relevant media are available here.


Message Quest Credits

Maria Kravtsova
Story, Direction

Victor Smirnov
Programmer

Alena Medovnikova
Artist

Yulia Samorodova
Animator

Yaroslav Kravtsov
Game Design

Alexander Ahura
Sound Design / Voice Overs

Irina "Ressa" Nikitina
Music

Alexander Tulupov
Music

Artem Samoilenko
Sound Design

Alexandra Sadykova
Interface


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