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Planet Earth. Not a bad spot.
I can see my house from here.


What is EarthBound?

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ARTHBOUND: In the Year 199X +1...
(a fangame, title pending)

(Aug. 18th, 2003)


This  game will be based on EarthBound. The lead character (at least at the start of the game -- other characters will likely be controlled as the game progresses), will be Ness.

The game will be a significant departure form the SNES game, both in terms of graphics and interface. All graphics will likely be scanned in drawings that are colorized by computer. The game's art will draw from various inspirations, including the SNES game's graphics and the pictures from the Player's Guide, which came packaged with the cartridge. Don't however, expect 3D, state-of-the-art graphics. My artistic skills are passable at best, and the focus will be on gameplay, not on graphics.

The interface will be more similar to a third-person, point-and-click adventure style, as seen in numerous LucasArts games and Sierra's later "Quest" games.

Being an "adventure" game, the game will not rely on combat nearly as heavily as did EarthBound. The focus of the game will instead be on dialogue and various kinds of puzzles. Though combat will not be at all the same as that in EarthBound, combat WILL BE INCLUDED IN THE GAME in some form.

Despite the graphical and interface departures, I hope to remain true to the mood and lighthearted feel of EarthBound as much as possibble -- I hope to keep it light, whimsical, quirky and humourous.

The game will be created and run through Chris Jones's wonderful, free game-creating tool, called Adventure Game Studio. I chose this program as it seemed easy to learn how to use and because it seemed flexible enough so that I felt it would allow me to accomplish most everything I wanted to. It also has a thriving online community, which I figured might come in handy for those times when a programming problem arrises.

I have no idea what I'll be doing in terms of music for the game yet, however. Since I'm having trouble with the audio on this computer, even if I felt I was capable of doing so, I may not be able to create an audio sountrack for this game. As such, I may be looking for musical talents to give me a hand sometime down the road.

The game will also be released in self-contained chunks that will be called "chapters". This is to make the creation and release of the game more manageable, as well as to give more opportunity for players to provide more feedback about the game as it progresses.

Feedback will be very important to me as I create this game. As much as I want to make this game, I want to make it for the fans, too. I'm interested in hearing your thoughts about what I'm doing and your opinions matter to me. I want this to be a game for the fans as much as anything, so let your thoughts be known! Hit me with a cool idea that I hadn't already thought of, and you may even get special mention in the game's credits.

The game's story will be crafted in such a way that it should be an enjoyable experience for ALL players, whether or not they've played EarthBound or not before. The story will be self-contained enough to satisfy players new to the series, and relevant enough to EarthBound to wow those who have played the SNES classic. In terms of content, the game will also be suitable for all ages.

As for the story of the game, it occurs about one year after the events of EarthBound have taken place. Ness and his family have left Onett and moved to another town in Eagleland. However, something odd is going on in this new town. Something odd... and frighteningly familiar...

For more information, click on the links on the left side of the page.

Thanks for stopping by.
(Maybe next time there'll be more to see...)

EarthBound is a copyright of Nintendo, Shigesato Itoi, HAL Labrs and APE Inc.
This site is in no way affiliated with Nintendo, Shigesato Itoi, HAL Labs or APE Inc.
Please don't sue the pants off me. I have no money.
And I need my pants.

No financial compensation shall be made from this fangame.

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