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Re: Is TSL Narrator the new Cedric?
« Reply #180 on: August 23, 2010, 11:26:20 PM »
Indeed.  To shift this back in a different direction--what's the likelihood of POS including a physical character model for the narrator in future episodes?  Personally, I think some kind of talking animal companion would be well-suited to this game and narration style.  Owls are SO 1990 though.  How about a squirrel or some kind of sloth-like creature?

In future episodes of this game?  Shy of divine intervention, we're not planning to add another character model for a narrator-type follower.  Possibly in future games but I couldn't say for sure right now.
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Re: Is TSL Narrator the new Cedric?
« Reply #181 on: August 23, 2010, 11:28:07 PM »
So the individual frames were created in Photoshop, I see. How did you animate the arm, exactly?

Well, there are a few ways you can do it--Photoshop actually has a nifty animation program built into it that lets you layer, animate, and edit frames all at the same time, then you can save it as an animated gif.  But I didn't use that here (because I didn't know about it at the time.) ;)

I did it manually, just by flipping between layers in Photoshop.  What you need to do is make each frame on a separate layer and make sure they are positioned exactly on top of each other, then you can click back and forth between them and redraw the animated element as needed.  It's pretty much a digital version of a standard old fashioned cell animation process, where the animators would do their work on transparent paper and flip back and forth to see how the animation was progressing.  Then I used a separate gif creator program to create the animated image.

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Re: Is TSL Narrator the new Cedric?
« Reply #182 on: August 23, 2010, 11:28:45 PM »
Indeed.  To shift this back in a different direction--what's the likelihood of POS including a physical character model for the narrator in future episodes?  Personally, I think some kind of talking animal companion would be well-suited to this game and narration style.  Owls are SO 1990 though.  How about a squirrel or some kind of sloth-like creature?

While I agree with kindofdoon, that the team may not create an avatar for the narrator's character, I was always keen on the idea of King's Quest being a story that was told by a storyteller (preferably one who sits in a leather chair next to a fireplace). It's a typical and unoriginal setting for King's Quest, I know. I just figured, it's such a long-running series (everything from Graham becoming a King to his son becoming a King), even the narrator should have some sort of a bond to the story.  

Exclusively for The Silver Lining, it would have been an interesting concept if Ali the Bookstore Owner had told the story, but obviously, the narrator is not Ali.  :P

That's an interesting idea.

I can just picture it: at the end of Episode 5, Ali closes "The Silver Lining" and puts it back on the shelf. That's pretty cool actually, but personally I prefer the traditional style narrator. I also imagine that having Ali as the narrator might estrange new players.

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Re: Is TSL Narrator the new Cedric?
« Reply #183 on: August 23, 2010, 11:28:57 PM »
Indeed.  To shift this back in a different direction--what's the likelihood of POS including a physical character model for the narrator in future episodes?  Personally, I think some kind of talking animal companion would be well-suited to this game and narration style.  Owls are SO 1990 though.  How about a squirrel or some kind of sloth-like creature?

In future episodes of this game?  Shy of divine intervention, we're not planning to add another character model for a narrator-type follower.  Possibly in future games but I couldn't say for sure right now.

Heh--I was just being a smart-ass.  I would never actually expect that to happen.  ;)

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Re: Is TSL Narrator the new Cedric?
« Reply #184 on: August 23, 2010, 11:41:06 PM »
Indeed.  To shift this back in a different direction--what's the likelihood of POS including a physical character model for the narrator in future episodes?  Personally, I think some kind of talking animal companion would be well-suited to this game and narration style.  Owls are SO 1990 though.  How about a squirrel or some kind of sloth-like creature?

Haha! Maybe they could have a few, with a "please choose your companion" start up screen... I would like a kiwi please  ;)

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Re: Is TSL Narrator the new Cedric?
« Reply #185 on: August 23, 2010, 11:50:17 PM »
Be careful what you wish for... :P

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Re: Is TSL Narrator the new Cedric?
« Reply #186 on: August 24, 2010, 05:52:48 AM »
Be careful what you wish for... :P


That's great!!    ;D  It's the quintessential annoying helper guy that you can't click off the screen fast enough.  Love that.

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Re: Is TSL Narrator the new Cedric?
« Reply #187 on: August 24, 2010, 06:34:10 AM »
Be careful what you wish for... :P



Too funny, Jafar! And a legitimate point as well.

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Re: Is TSL Narrator the new Cedric?
« Reply #188 on: August 24, 2010, 11:38:22 AM »
Knowing clippy it would be more like "Yes", "Yessssss", then he'd get in your way...
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Well, ya, King's Quest is on Earth. Daventry is very old city from a long time ago. It's in ruins now and people aren't quite sure exactly where it used to be. There are some archaeologists searching through the ruins, they think they know its Daventry. But its somewhere on Earth."-Roberta Williams http://kingsquest.wikia.com/wiki/File:Daventryisearth.ogg

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Re: Is TSL Narrator the new Cedric?
« Reply #189 on: August 24, 2010, 12:31:16 PM »
I hate clippy! >:(

(Posted on: August 24, 2010, 01:18:44 PM)


Indeed.  To shift this back in a different direction--what's the likelihood of POS including a physical character model for the narrator in future episodes?  Personally, I think some kind of talking animal companion would be well-suited to this game and narration style.  Owls are SO 1990 though.  How about a squirrel or some kind of sloth-like creature?

Haha! Maybe they could have a few, with a "please choose your companion" start up screen... I would like a kiwi please  ;)
Would that be the fruit, the bird, or just someone from New Zealand? :P

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Re: Is TSL Narrator the new Cedric?
« Reply #190 on: August 24, 2010, 12:53:13 PM »
Stepping on clippy is not a good idea, you might get tetanus...
Well, ya, King's Quest is on Earth. Daventry is very old city from a long time ago. It's in ruins now and people aren't quite sure exactly where it used to be. There are some archaeologists searching through the ruins, they think they know its Daventry. But its somewhere on Earth."-Roberta Williams http://kingsquest.wikia.com/wiki/File:Daventryisearth.ogg

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Re: Is TSL Narrator the new Cedric?
« Reply #191 on: August 24, 2010, 02:28:57 PM »
I hate clippy! >:(

(Posted on: August 24, 2010, 01:18:44 PM)


Indeed.  To shift this back in a different direction--what's the likelihood of POS including a physical character model for the narrator in future episodes?  Personally, I think some kind of talking animal companion would be well-suited to this game and narration style.  Owls are SO 1990 though.  How about a squirrel or some kind of sloth-like creature?

Haha! Maybe they could have a few, with a "please choose your companion" start up screen... I would like a kiwi please  ;)
Would that be the fruit, the bird, or just someone from New Zealand? :P

The bird of course, although the thought of a kiwifruit hopping(/rolling?!) around raises interesting mental pictures... or perhaps it could have little green wings and fly... or perhaps not  :D

Seriously though, I'm glad that POS are not including a companion/narrating friend for Graham, although just for fun I would like to see Cedric make a brief appearance somewhere!

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Re: Is TSL Narrator the new Cedric?
« Reply #192 on: August 24, 2010, 04:05:26 PM »
The bird of course, although the thought of a kiwifruit hopping(/rolling?!) around raises interesting mental pictures... or perhaps it could have little green wings and fly... or perhaps not  :D

Similar to my mango? :D

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Re: Is TSL Narrator the new Cedric?
« Reply #193 on: August 24, 2010, 05:02:18 PM »
The bird of course, although the thought of a kiwifruit hopping(/rolling?!) around raises interesting mental pictures... or perhaps it could have little green wings and fly... or perhaps not  :D

Similar to my mango? :D



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Re: Is TSL Narrator the new Cedric?
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Re: Is TSL Narrator the new Cedric?
« Reply #195 on: August 24, 2010, 07:45:14 PM »
Stepping on clippy is not a good idea, you might get tetanus...
...or Monty Python might. It's not my foot!

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Re: Is TSL Narrator the new Cedric?
« Reply #196 on: August 24, 2010, 07:50:51 PM »
Awesome. I can imagine the classic sound effect.

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Re: Is TSL Narrator the new Cedric?
« Reply #197 on: August 24, 2010, 07:51:23 PM »
The bird of course, although the thought of a kiwifruit hopping(/rolling?!) around raises interesting mental pictures... or perhaps it could have little green wings and fly... or perhaps not  :D

Seriously though, I'm glad that POS are not including a companion/narrating friend for Graham, although just for fun I would like to see Cedric make a brief appearance somewhere!

So... I just noticed that you're from New Zealand. (very cool!) So I guess you wouldn't need a New Zealander as your guide. :P
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Re: Is TSL Narrator the new Cedric?
« Reply #198 on: August 24, 2010, 09:08:37 PM »
Yep - I could probably find my own NZ companion to play with since I live in a whole country full of them  ;)  Although finding one who likes KQ might be a bit tricky  :(

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Re: Is TSL Narrator the new Cedric?
« Reply #199 on: August 24, 2010, 09:54:25 PM »
Hi Cat1
Nice to know I'm not the only Kings Quest fan from New Zealand. I'm from Auckland. How long have
you been a Kinqs Quest fan? I played my first Kinqs Quest in the early 1990's.