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James - Journey of Existence (A Hand-Drawn 3D Adventure)
 
 
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Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
Players: Single-player
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Jan 10, 2014 @ 8:57am
Feb 26, 2014 @ 6:04pm
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Kickstarter failed, but the project lives on...
New Character Designs For Main Character in Hand-Drawn 3D Adventure "James - Journey of Existence"
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A hand-drawn, hand-animated 3D adventure/puzzle/platformer, with strange characters, a surreal environment, and a story that may surprise you...

Control young James through a surreal, dreamlike world filled with interesting characters, on a quest to recover his memory and find out his name (yes, he doesn't remember his name despite it being in the game's title). Features HD traditional animation to make the characters come to life, using psueudo-3D methods from older games, but built from the ground up to take advantage of modern hardware.

Free demos and more at ! Made by hopeful Canadian indie dev Andrew Hlynka.
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5 Comments
Toshikato Sep 9, 2014 @ 7:23pm 
Honestly, i know the lighting and some other features are rather primitve, but it's actually pretty different than most hand drawn and animated games I know of. I think the movements were meant to be like that. not ALL games are meant to look super artistically done. It's clear that the point was to be different. i haven't seen much of the scribbled-look. I look forward to seeing this work out o 3o
Dust Scratch Games  [author] Jan 21, 2014 @ 10:01am 
Thank you!
[29.FkR]The End Jan 20, 2014 @ 3:58pm 
If you're going to tout something as being hand-drawn and animated, it really would be a great idea to actually put some effort into the animation and visual presentation. Your walk cycle for James is laughably bad, and the game is so simply lit and shaded it looks extremely primitive. There's plenty of games out there with hand-drawn and animated artwork that actually manage to capture a painterly look (Okami, Braid, Bastion, to name a few). You're not bringing anything new to the table, nor are you doing it to a standard where people should pay money for it. As for the plot, you're clearly aiming for some sort of ethereal, existential journey, but it looks like the jokey 'art' plot of the Bubsy 3D web game.
Krell Jan 19, 2014 @ 10:39pm 
I really like where this is headed... Keep at it, and good luck!
Fuckboi Jan 12, 2014 @ 11:52am 
Looks amazing! Like the art style!