More fan sequels!
Zak McKracken Goes Looking For Hot Coffee
In September 2014 "Ogni" posted this to "mckracken.net" and to "adventuregamers.com"
"This is far from anything finished, it's rather an elaborate tech demo. [...] I have been heavily involved in the Zak McKracken: Between Time and Space from 2005 to 2008 working on animations for this Zak McKracken fan-sequel. [...] As I started getting into the engine, this test project of mine, using assets from the coming DirectorsCut, started to grow from just a single game screen to several scenes and a scripted intro and a homage to the dream sequence in the original Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders. This thing kind of took a life of it's own and I started playing with the thought of making a prequel to the fan game we released.
"But now I'm facing a few problems: I know my way around Flash and very little of Fireworks but I can't really create graphics from scratch. I need some artist to help me with that. While I have a story outline in my head, I'm not a writer and not a native English speaker. Someone who can help develop the story and write dialogues and item comments would be of great help. This is as far as I could make it on my own, I have the intro to the game up and running, I have all the locations (for which I had graphics available) I want to use done, I got the load/save system up and running and I tried to get rid of every bug I could find. This is what I would like to add to a final game:
- A few new locations, appr. 4 - 5 screens, but this is depending on where the story goes.
- 1 or 2 characters to interact with.
- Voice acting, at least for the intro sequence."
[Regarding the demo] "Give it a try. Current goal is getting to Mexico. But let me warn you, some puzzles in the airplane sequence are a bit on the tough side. So I hereby challenge you to make it to Mexico."
It looks great - let's hope there's enough interest to get it finished!
These two mini-games were created by "Daniele82" to celebrate Zak's 30 years. They look like fun!