Author Archives: jamul@hamumu.com (Mike Hommel)

NPC Quest 2 it is!

Thanks a lot, Blue Dwarf, for ruining my game by correctly guessing what we are developing. We chose this game because it’s something I really want to play on my phone when I’m traveling or just sitting in front of the TV. It seems a shame that mobile devices have had no NPC Questing for all this time. I’ve also had this idea for expanding NPC Quest almost since the original was made, just gnawing at my brain. So it’s time.

All the information below is subject to change since the game is not even in a tech demo state yet.

Yes, the greatest game in Hamumu history is seeing a sequel! NPC Quest 2 is the story of a village full of standard RPG NPCs who are troubled by the sudden disappearance of Baldric The Max-Level, who should’ve conquered the final boss by now and saved the world. So, with heavy hearts they set out to do what no NPC should ever have to do – stop standing in one spot and adventure.

NPC Quest 2 is being developed for mobile devices primarily, but will almost certainly also have a PC (maybe Mac too? Linux?) release. It’s a whole lot more game than NPC Quest was, but the idea is the same: you are playing as an NPC, so you can’t actually control your character (NPC means “Non Player Character”, you know). There’s much more interaction than in the original game though, with a couple of special abilities you can fire off when needed, potions you can use, 4 “moods” you can switch your NPC between (like the “run away” button in NPC Quest, you can choose which priority your NPC has), and interactive objects in the environment you might want to tap on to help out. There’s also a little tiny skill tree, all sorts of loot, a village to upgrade, a bunch of classic NPC character classes, a story of sorts, and a unique world exploration mechanic.

NPC Quest 2 – coming someday from Hamumu & friends. Continue reading

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A NEW GAME!! … is barely started

I suppose I should blog once in a while. I’ve been not mentioning this new project for some time, though it’s been underway for months, because we haven’t really gotten anywhere! There have been a lot of big delays, the latest of which we’re still in… Continue reading

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Would you believe new add-ons?

A Quick Adventure by Jordo, and Summer Silliness 8 – RP by Pewskeepski, are here for your gaming pleasure at long last!
Now to go finish filing my taxes, for my own gaming pleasure. Continue reading

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Back from GDC!

Hey, I’m blogging a bit. Just a little bit. I spent the last week at the Game Developer’s Conference in San Francisco, and it was a massive whirlwind of crazy. Of course, everybody else was crazier than me – I’d be in bed at 10 while they were all ou… Continue reading

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Games of 2013: Rogue Legacy

Rogue Legacy
Oops, I was so busying playing Marvel Heroes, I forgot to tell you about the other games I played last year. Rogue Legacy is a Castlevania-like. It’s a side-scrolling action platformer where you level up and kill stuff and try to find th… Continue reading

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Games of 2013: Marvel Heroes

Marvel Heroes
Yo! Let me start right out saying that Marvel Heroes is free-to-play (and quite playable for free), and so everybody should play it. It is a Diablo clone, only instead of Warriors and Wizards, you play as Wolverines, Captains America, Squ… Continue reading

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Games of 2013: Just Cause 2

Just Cause 2
Now here’s a game that’s not very current! But this year is when I got it (for $2.99 in a Steam sale) and played it. Too be honest, I haven’t played it a lot. Wow, well actually, Steam says I’ve played 6 hours which was kind of a surpri… Continue reading

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Games of 2013: Symphony

Symphony
Symphony is one of those “play the music you own” games. In this case, it generates a Space Invaders type of experience, with spaceships coming at you on the beat, and you gunning them down mercilessly, because that’s what music is all about…. Continue reading

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Games of 2013: Borderlands 2

Hey all! I am back on the blog, with a new year full of punch and judy (whatever). Actually, for the entirety of 2014, I have been sick. That’s pretty lame. A whole year. Well, sorta. I still feel quite tired and bluggy, but I’m going to start of… Continue reading

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Belittling Horror Excessively: V/H/S 2

SPOILER WARNING: THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS

Synopsis: A couple who do P.I. work are hired to find somebody’s son. They break into his house to find a whole lot of TVs and VHS tapes (those are like DVDs, only rectangular, kids). The wife/girlfrien… Continue reading

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Belittling Horror Excessively: Ju-On: The Grudge

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Synopsis: There’s this house where a woman and her son and a cat (yes, it too) were murdered by the father. As some text at the start of the movie explains, when someone dies violently, there’s a special… Continue reading

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Belittling Horror Excessively: The Evil Dead

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Synopsis: Like in every horror movie, a group of twenty-something teens heads to a cabin for a weekend of beer and reefer madness like the kids like. But this time (well, like most times) they find an an… Continue reading

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Better Two Years Late Than Never!

Hey folks! Our first Supreme add-on in 2 years has been uploaded! I hope it works right, because other than starting it up, I didn’t test it. For the first time, I have relied entirely on The Amazing Testing Cooperative (feel free to join it yourself … Continue reading

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Belittling Horror Excessively: Paranormal Activity 4

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Synopsis: A family gets a new neighbor: the woman who got possessed and kidnapped her sister’s son in the previous movies and then disappeared. One night, she’s taken to the hospital and the family has t… Continue reading

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Belittling Horror Excessively: The Final

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Synopsis: It’s the Revenge Of The Nerds sequel we’ve all been waiting for! The kids at school who get bullied secretly arrange a party for the popular kids who abuse them, then trap them all at the party… Continue reading

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Belittling Horror Excessively: The Amityville Haunting

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Synopsis: Oh no! I didn’t notice until I was googling to find the exact title for this movie… it’s another one by The Asylum! Well, that makes a lot of sense, as you will see. Anyway, today we are wra… Continue reading

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Belittling Horror Excessively: The Haunting of Whaley House

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Synopsis: The makers of Snakes on a Train, Transmorphers, Abraham Lincoln Vs. Zombies, The Da Vinci Treasure, Alien Vs. Hunter, and so so much more, bring you a movie that as far as I can tell is not a di… Continue reading

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Belittling Horror Excessively: A Haunting At Silver Falls

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Synopsis: A teenage girl’s mother dies, so the mother’s twin sister takes over raising her. The girl finds a ring in the woods and puts it on, and then for the rest of the movie, she can’t get it off. S… Continue reading

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Belittling Horror Excessively: The Devil’s Carnival

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Synopsis: Three people in different circumstances don’t actually seem to die as far as I can tell (though all three are probably just about to), yet nonetheless are sent down below, to that place we know … Continue reading

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Belittling Horror Excessively: The Fourth Kind

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Synopsis: Milla Jovovich tells us how to pronounce her name (it’s not what I always thought!), and then she, and another woman playing “real her”, are psychologists treating several people who strangely a… Continue reading

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