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HAVE YOU EVER WANTED TO PLAY AS YOUR FAVORITE CHARACTERS?

WELL NOW YOU CAN!
when we add them all.

Started October 19 2014, Housepets! Tails of Babylon! is an original fan game currently in development. Tails of Babylon! offers a traditional JRPG experience mixed with the enchanting charm of the Housepets! comic.


ORIGINAL FAN GAME YOU SAY? WHAT IS THE STORY LIKE?!

Housepets! Tales of Babylon is an RPG Adventure following the adventures of our heroes as they try to stop the Malevolent Nue!
Not long after Spirit Dragon and Pete's game has ended a new Cosmic Nerd takes the stage.
He is a JRPG otaku who takes the form of the Japanese nue. He has decided to make the world into his very own JRPG by influencing events to cause our heroes to rise up and fight, and he sets himself up as the unbeatable final boss. However, in the shadows lies another sinister force trying to creep in as well. Our heroes face a serious challenge, but they will overcome!
Probably. They are the heroes of the story. It's pretty likely.


Housepets Tales of Babylon! is being created by your very own friends from the forums!

Founder/Armor Concept: KingFan202
Lead Developer: SuperStar
Story Writer: SuperStar, Obbl, CHAOKOCartoons, and many others.
Sprite Artist: Buster
Music Artist: Great Kitsune
Character Artist: CHAOKOCartoons
Weapons Concept & Artist: D-Rock
Skills Creator & Stat Balancer: GameCobra
Development Manager: Obbl & Invisan
Support: Many people who have been checking in on us and giving us positive encouragement! You know who you are!



I WANT MORE INFORMATION ON THIS! VIDEOS AND SUCH!
Well just so happens SuperStar made some videos.

Early Weapon Showcase:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvkpGNRNMNc

Face Showcase:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgZHuBg8-ys

Night / Lighting Showcase:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFNW54snRkU

Early Build Of The Game (subject to change)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Jp5KTls1Bc

YOU SAID THERE WAS A DEMO! I WANT TO PLAY!
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxfyYQ ... view?pli=1

  • Installation Instructions:
    1. Download.
    2. Wait for it to finish downloading. (It's 736MB)
    3. Run the file.
    4. It will bring up a box that says "Extract Folder" This is where the game will be on your PC. Click the "..." Button and choose where to install it.
    5. It will start extracting, wait for it to finish. Shouldnt take long.
    6. Go to where you extracted it.
    7. There will be a folder called "Tales of Babylon DEMO" Open it.
    8. There will be an icon of a red dragon, but its just called "Game" So its "Game.exe" But it wont have the ".exe" in the name.
    9. Double click the Game from above.
    10. START YOUR ADVENTURE.
    11. Listen to the opening music IF YOU DONT, GREAT KITSUNE WILL FIND YOU. Just kidding.
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Really nice job on this everybody! I will be sure to try it when I have time!

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Nice page! Everything seems to be looking good!
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Whenever I try to download it, it stops halfway through. :(
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Douglas Collier wrote:Whenever I try to download it, it stops halfway through. :(
Well it comes from SuperStars Google Drive, But it might be an issue with that or your connection.

Sorry :s Maybe SuperStar could help?
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I had to close the browser and put my phone on airplane mode, but I finally got it downloaded. :)

So, for those of us who have never played this before, what are some of the controls we need to know?
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Douglas Collier wrote:I had to close the browser and put my phone on airplane mode, but I finally got it downloaded. :)

So, for those of us who have never played this before, what are some of the controls we need to know?
Arrow keys for directional stuff, Esc for opening and closing the menu as well as backing up in the menu, and space is the interact/select button. You can customize this stuff if you want by pressing F1 while the game is open.
Blah blah blah, words words words.

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I found out that X also opens the menu.
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Generally X opens menus and Z is the selection button.

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Nice work on this info page. Now how to make everyone see it?...SPAM ALL THE THREADS!!!!! Just kidding, Obbl. Don't hurt me.
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You guys are awesome.
The fact that this even came to fruition is a pretty astounding thing.
I hope you guys have great days...and I really wonder about this, is there any grapenut? (I blinded myself to the story thus far, that way, I won't see any of the twists coming.)
If there isn't I understand. Once again, you all are awesome!
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jaime117d wrote:You guys are awesome.
The fact that this even came to fruition is a pretty astounding thing.
I hope you guys have great days...and I really wonder about this, is there any grapenut? (I blinded myself to the story thus far, that way, I won't see any of the twists coming.)
If there isn't I understand. Once again, you all are awesome!
Glad to hear you're enjoying the project.
And no, we don't plan on any GrapeNut, we try to keep the project as close to the main story as possible, with the character relations anyway.

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So I just played the demo...
After a stream of triple A titles, this was the best game I have played in a long, long time.
The music was cool (Not sure if developed by you awesome people, or just a RPG maker thing)
And I loved the boss fight's music, felt epic, and it brought back some good old Explorers of time vibes. (You know the file? 'cause I would love to find it)
my rampant shouts of "Come here bear! Let me show you the powers of the broom!" probably made my whole family mad. :lol:
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jaime117d wrote:"Come here bear! Let me show you the powers of the broom!" probably made my whole family mad.
LOL you really shouted that! People must have been giving you weird looks.

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All music was composed by GreatKitsune (think only exception is the music in the D'Angelo house, which was RPG Maker default). I would provide a link to the music files, but it's a real dig through the Developer's Thread to find them.

Yeah, the Explorer's games had great soundtracks for the boss and emotional moments.

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I was like :shock: when i saw it was 736MB. i'll try to se if i can compress some audio (can't hear it anyway... :cry: linux problems ) and pack it into one exe or something.
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skyd wrote:I was like :shock: when i saw it was 736MB. i'll try to se if i can compress some audio (can't hear it anyway... :cry: linux problems ) and pack it into one exe or something.
We need to find how to make it smaller...

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Im doing that right now. converting wav file from floating-point to 24-bit as a test.
EDIT: finished. Original file was 104 MB, now 78 MB. gonna try and decrease sample rate as well.
EDIT2: Now 54 MB!!! Going to find a more happy medium between quality and compression
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The giant size could be due to a lot of things, such as all of the images and added music. Is it possible to remove all unused tracks and facesets? I know that all RPG Maker games keep everything, but we're going with almost all custom items. Do you think it would work?

Also, do added scripts add to the size? Though I would prefer we keep those.

EDIT: Hold on, the tracks were still in WAV format? Those sound awesome, but they're huge! So, maybe we should check to see how much fidelity is lost in the conversion.

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Most of them are in ogg, but a few 110+MB files are in wav format.
I am quite excited to help
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Oh man! I was working to get all them to OGG before releasing the demo, but I guess I forgot some.

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would you like me to try and convert them for you?
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It wouldn't mean much, I'll just have to convert them over here in order to update the developer version. But go ahead, ;)

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SuperStar wrote:It wouldn't mean much, I'll just have to convert them over here in order to update the developer version. But go ahead, ;)
ok got it ill pm you the audio link
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Don't mean to cut you guys off, but this conversation seems like it should move to the developers' thread.
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Ok ill use the dev forum from now on.
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Ah, sorry about this if I am posting in the wrong forum, but I have noticed two glitches in the game.
The item, Milk, says that it will increase the user's health by two hundred in the item description, for the stat screen though, it seems to increase health by five hundred points.
You also dont have to visit Tarot's house in the demo, in fact, I only noticed when I further explored the game a second time, was fun to destroy the boss with only Pali-Peanut and Grape the God-tier-thief XD
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jaime117d wrote:Ah, sorry about this if I am posting in the wrong forum, but I have noticed two glitches in the game.
The item, Milk, says that it will increase the user's health by two hundred in the item description, for the stat screen though, it seems to increase health by five hundred points.
You also dont have to visit Tarot's house in the demo, in fact, I only noticed when I further explored the game a second time, was fun to destroy the boss with only Pali-Peanut and Grape the God-tier-thief XD
WHAT? But I'm certain I fixed that glitch before releasing.

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Well its not a big problem is it? That is why we have a demo, for play testers to find problems. :)

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I started playing the demo and found it cute what are u using to make it?
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Hey guys, this game crossed my mind today and I found myself wondering if there might be a Demo V2.
That said, if I have to wait all year I will! You guys really do rock at coding.
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There might be, but probably not anytime soon. We're still ironing out the details of the story for the next part.
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Not to mention, there will be no new music until I get some equipment back from Berlin.
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jaime117d wrote:Hey guys, this game crossed my mind today and I found myself wondering if there might be a Demo V2.
That said, if I have to wait all year I will! You guys really do rock at coding.
Well technically, the demo available here is Demo V3 :P
Though I'm not sure if there will be a new demo unless something ground breakingly new is implemented into the game. Perhapse we may consider it when we get to a point in which we finish making a chapter where all of the main party members are available at once, since only 3 of them were in the current one. Though with how the story is going that probably wont be until half way through the game, so you may still have to wait a while.

Then again, it's not really up to me, so I wouldn't hang to heavily on my words. :roll:
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Totally awesome! You should add some of the 'not so main' characters for side qeust's if you ever get the game finished "which I know you will". And well just keep up the good work. I can't wait to see the final copy of the game!
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We do have a lot of "minor" characters available at certain points. Currently 23 characters are planned to be playable total. Thanks for the support!
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Keep on giving them support so they can continue on with the game!

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I would love to try it. Too bad my computer doesn't work.

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