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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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Jun 1 @ 11:28pm
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Release date: Playable demo already released
Quick Links
Home page, whence you can download the demo:
Links to some playthroughs (aka SPOILERS):
Vinny from Vinesauce[www.vinesauce.com]:
Minima:
Cellbits (in Portuguese):
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.

Update

Now that the game has been greenlit, I am making plans to develop the demo into a full game, or at least a half game, to be released on Steam. So as not to pull a George R. R. Martin, I won't estimage a release date, but I'll say it won't be in 2015.
  • More levels, of course. Dungeons I'm planning may be parodies of older Resident Evil and Tomb Raider games. Towns may have the feel of GTA.
  • Improved artwork and animations. (Note that "improved" is a relative term.)
  • Voiceover.
  • And maybe, just maybe, some enemies.
Whether I release a full game or just half will depend on... things.
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228 Comments
Aer0! 19 hours ago 
Yes please
Encalve Aug 6 @ 2:10pm 
THIS GAME IS SOO GOOD
JacobK2000 Jul 10 @ 11:02am 
THIS is satire humor. Not "Not GTAV", who on earth finds that funny at all?
NosEySLoT Jul 1 @ 3:19am 
IN MY BUTT, IN MY MOUTH. SLIP IT IN MY REAR, I WANT THIS GAME.
Norbenry Indahouse Jun 24 @ 4:40am 
I can't wait to buy this. I need this.
SteveSavio Jun 19 @ 2:19pm 
It's like Skyrim with a better story and the greatest ending 10/10
Rpground Jun 19 @ 3:00am 
Honestly...if there was a little polish to this to make it fun to play and not just reliant on the dialog, this would be an absolute gem of a game.
Father Zeus Jun 18 @ 7:09pm 
pls
Eileen The Crow May 20 @ 2:38am 
This is... magical.
Holoe May 17 @ 10:54pm 
Everything about this bloody game is brilliant