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The Ditty of Carmeana
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Genre: Action, Adventure
Platforms: PC, Linux
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
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Release date: Playable demo already released
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Download the playable demo:
Links to some playthroughs (aka SPOILERS):
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I was quite honored that people found the game and took the time to make these.

The Ditty of Carmeana

A comic parody of action-adventures. If you're looking for a game where you blow up a lot of stuff, this is not your game. But, if you're looking for hilarous razor-sharp satire on the themes of video games in our society, this is also not your game. If you are looking for a zany spoof in the style of Monty Python and Mel Brooks, this is your game.

The beautiful, redheaded, and obnoxiously thin Princess Carmeana has been kidnapped and held ransom. The King, not wanting to incur the expense of deploying the army, decides to recruit a "fairy boy" to Rescue the Princess™. Meanwhile, there lived a poor farm boy named Kai (pronounced "Lance"). One day as he was trudging back to town, he encountered a fairy named Tabitha and saved her from financial ruin. Tabitha decided to tag along with Kai for awhile (it was the least she could do). As luck (or Destiny, depending on whether you believe Tabitha or Kai) would have it, they soon encountered an army recruiter who was looking for a "fairy boy". Kai's Glorious Quest™ to save the hot rich skinny redhead had begun.

Gameplay is third-person 3D, and can use either a gamepad or keyboard/mouse.

The game is a comedy, and makes fun of all the silly, unrealistic (for real life) cliches you see in video games. I don't want to give away too many jokes, but here's a couple just to give you an idea.

  • Kai can carry literally tons of items around easily, but can't carry more than ten coins until he gets a larger money bag
  • Barrels always explode when you shoot them, even when filled with water (no barrels in the demo, though)
  • Some characters can be bribed to let you into areas you're not supposed to be at this stage of the game
  • Tabitha, Kai's fairy, has some annoying habits inherited from the well-known fairy she is a parody of

I, Carl Banks, began The Ditty of Carmeana as a hobby seven years ago and I finally have a playable demo of the first level (Kai's home town). The game and toolchain is written in Python using a custom game engine. A few performance-critical sections are written in C (that's plain C, not C++). Artwork was done in Blender, and I did most of it myself. Unfortunately I'm a better coder than an artist. The only help I had with the artwork was the characters, which I commissioned because they were beyond my skill.

If the game is selected for Steam, I plan to add voiceover, improve the artwork (especially the animation), add add some more areas (perhaps including Bowtudgel City, the capital; Brobensy, a university town; and the first "temple"). And maybe, just maybe, I'll even add some enemies.
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Dec 23 @ 4:52pm
Should there be a kickstarter?
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Quadsquad99 56 minutes ago 
Will it eventually get Mac support?
Happy birthday to me 1 hour ago 
I'd buy it for 9.99 FFM.
Asspull 5 hours ago 
"The beautiful, redheaded, and obnoxiously thin Princess Carmeana"
vampirekatana 5 hours ago 
i dont believe in fairies
Poppy bro 9 hours ago 
Put this on the steam store for 0.01 Dollas.
Poppy bro 9 hours ago 
10/ Fucking 10.
FUCKING
BEAUTIFUL
limitednipples 12 hours ago 
I WANT TO EMBRACE THIS GAME. PLEASE FINISH THIS.
Lusty Paintbrush 19 hours ago 
Please, baby I want it so bad
TechKnives 22 hours ago 
I really hope this gets greenlit. I don't know what it is, but I want to play the hell out of this game.