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Software News   Software News : Puzzle Game: G.E.M.Z for all Amigans and the "others"
   posted by phoenixkonsole on 16-Nov-2012 20:38:33 (4773 reads)
PRESS RELEASE ( : P )


Fabio Falcucci and Pascal Papara are proud to announce the immediate availability of G.E.M.Z. for all major operating systems.

G.E.M.Z. is a puzzle game with an original and addictive gameplay, an original story behind and a massive 43 minutes of original soundtrack.

It's available in four languages: english, german, french and italian.



Extract of the story:

"You are Rubin,the bravest knight of the GemLand kingdom, and you have to save the princess Esmeralda kidnapped by her evil sister Zirconia, unfortunatly Zirconia has casted on you an evil spell and now you have to escape from the G.E.M.Z. dimension in order to free Esmeralda or Zirconia will transform her sister into a diamond statue to claim the GemLand throne owned by Esmeralda."

You have to solve a number of puzzles to escape from the G.E.M.Z. dimension and free Esmeralda.

The game comes with five difficulty levels:
Easy : 16 levels
Normal : 36 levels
Hard : 49 levels
Insane : 81 levels
Madness : 169 levels

FEATURES
Original Gameplay
Original soundtrack (about 43 minutes)
Hundreds of randomly generated levels for hours of pure fun
Scalable graphics to run smoothless on slow cpus or old computers
Can run windowed or fullscreen
Addictive Gameplay

A demo version is available at the game site with a limited play time of five minutes.

SUPPORTED SYSTEMS
Windows (7, Vista, XP)
MacOSX PPC and Intel (OSX 10.4 or greater)
MorphOS
AROS i386
WarpOS
Linux (i386 and PPC)
AmigaOS4.x
AmigaOS3.x

CONTACTS

Fabio Falcucci : info@a-mc.biz

Pascal Papara : www.ares-shop.de www.indiego-gaming.com www.aeros-os.org

G.E.M.Z. Site : http://gemz.a-mc.biz/

Please try the demo. AmigaOS 4.x user will need at least a SAM733/800 class Amiga.
Intel ATOM users need to edit the file "details.txt". It is self explaining.



See it live in this youtube video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0U-KvlHN90&feature=autoshare
    

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Re: Puzzle Game: G.E.M.Z for all Amigans and the "other
Posted on 16-Nov-2012 23:11:39
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Bought it now.

too much hassle to register a account etc when i use paypal where all is included there.

thanks anyway, looking forward to the game in my email box.

Last edited by Toaks on 16-Nov-2012 at 11:18 PM.


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Posted on 17-Nov-2012 10:01:42
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Thank you. We plan to release a limited number on CD together with the original OST.
Registered buyers of the download version have the internal staturs "GEMZ" so you would pay automatically only the difference price.

Than you also have now the chance to win an IndieGO!:
http://amigaworld.net/modules/news/article.php?storyid=6554


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Seems great; will try it shortly.


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Posted on 17-Nov-2012 12:41:46
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Well, it seems strange and pointless to tag a storyline on a game like this. And a seperate OST CD for such a simple game? Even stranger! I don't want to come off as negative, it's just that the game SEEMS to be as basic a version as you can get of this type, yet there is a big fancy release text and a large soundtrack available on separate CD. It's just... twilight-zone-ish :S

But it can ofcourse still be a good game :)

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The music is good : )

We have an error in our shop which adds shipping costs..
please make sure to choose to "pick it up by your self" for 0.00EUR

Sorry for that but somehow the xtcommerce engine has a failure, i can't access the download product page. It will be fixed on monday.


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Posted on 17-Nov-2012 18:58:48
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ARGH, just noticed i bought the wrong version of the game, sent you a mail now phoenix.

EDIT: or when i look at my log now, seems i did buy the correct version but the wrong was sent to me.. ? hmm.

Last edited by Toaks on 17-Nov-2012 at 07:05 PM.


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Posted on 17-Nov-2012 19:57:22
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@Toaks: No problem, just sent you the AmigaOS4 version :)


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Posted on 17-Nov-2012 19:58:41
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I've given up trying to install this game (the demo). You don't know where to unarchive the installer, nor the data. Too complicated for me, sorry.


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Data archive:
unpack it where you want, you will have a folder called GEMZ with stuff inside

Installer:
unpack it where you want, double click Installer, il will ask you "where is the GEMZ data folder?", select the parent folder of GEMZ, the one that contains GEMZ.

And you are done!


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@ Alladon

I did exactly that twice, but I got an error and the installation quits.


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@Phantom
can you please tell me the error here or sending an email at
info@a-mc.biz
or with a PM?


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I've sent you an e-mail.


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Requiring to download half a gigabyte of data just to play the demo is highly discouraging, especially if it downloads at only 100 kB/s (my Internet connection can handle much more...). For now I have ETA of a hour and half... In my opinion you should rethink it. If the demo is limited to 5 minutes, I doubt the whole 488 MB is really needed.

OK, download failed after 180 MB. I guess there is no point to waste more time on this game. It is written in Hollywood anyway, so I know what I may expect.

Last edited by g_kraszewski on 18-Nov-2012 at 03:06 PM.


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@g_kraszewski
but the positive aspect is that if you decide to buy it you have to download nothing more, I'll send you the new executable and you are done :P


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if you decide to buy it

No I've already decided to not buy it, I have been only irritated. It is really hard to understand why the hell a game, which seems to be a simple casual puzzle, must use 0.5 GB of data. Even 43 minutes of soundtrack cannot take that much space, even encoded in 320 kbps MP3...


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@K-L Date

Actually it`s not that hard. You may unpack the .lha archives wherever you want, the data preferably to a partition (it`s ~400MB).

Let`s say you unpack it to Work: , so you`ll have Work:GEMZ/ with the data in it.
You run the installer (the other unpacked file, this one could be unpacked to RAM: , you won`t need it anymore after the installation), and ask you the place you have the GEMZ/ data directory.
You choose Work: (not Work:GEMZ/ !!!).
That`s all, the installation procedes, and when it`s complete, you have the executable in Work:GEMZ/ ready to run.

P.S. Regarding the installation error, pay attention to the instructions: you have to choose the path GEMZ/ is located, that is the parent directory of GEMZ/


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One thing to note about mp3's:
You aren't allowed to use this format in a commercial game without a license.
It is allowed to release it 5000times... well...

http://mp3licensing.com/help/developers.html


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One thing to note about mp3's:
True, but there are free formats with comparable quality and compression. Anyway downloading the file (after resume) failed for me the second time.


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Well i know only OGG http://www.amiga.org/forums/showthread.php?t=60973
But I am not sure how slower machines will handle those...


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ogg for os4/mos/aros
adpcm4 for os3

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