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The Ditty of Carmeana
Genre: Action, Adventure
Platforms: PC, Linux
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
Apr 6, 2014 @ 3:13pm
Apr 16 @ 2:00pm

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Release date: Playable demo already released
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Home page, whence you can download the demo:
Links to some playthroughs (aka SPOILERS):
Vinny from Vinesauce[]:
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.


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 estimate a release date. Ever. Deal.
  • 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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KALES Nov 10, 2020 @ 6:27am 
translate to portuguese please
Legion May 3, 2020 @ 2:38am 
I am really looking forward to this game. I saw Vinny Vinesauce's stream years and years ago, and just looked up the status of the game now. I thought it was hilarious then, and the humour holds up great today. Good luck!
hg - guías y mods (source) Sep 15, 2018 @ 9:02pm 
translate also to spanish please I am very interested in this ............. work of art and especially if I understand that I do not have a very high level of English
Chronos Jul 5, 2018 @ 11:02am 
This is the greatest rock basketball of All Time
aerojockey  [author] May 16, 2018 @ 3:59pm 
Not currently procuring but: - Portfolios welcome.
Mom May 14, 2018 @ 1:54am 
I'm going to go through college to get a degree in digital art... And so far, one of my only goals to do outside of school, is to help out on this game.
Heinzy the Ketchup Apr 8, 2018 @ 1:15pm 
Good to see that the game is still being developed! I look forward to playing the full game!
Eternichi Mar 2, 2017 @ 1:12am 
Looks hilarious. Been interested in it since watching Cr1tikal play
Bierb Feb 1, 2017 @ 5:55pm 
Ghostbrain Dec 31, 2016 @ 1:56am 
I am so pumped for this! I've wanted to play this since seeing it on Vinesauce years ago.