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DF Game Club: Kentucky Route Zero (plus devchat with Jake, Tamas and Ben!)
Posted: 24 August 2013 03:02 PM
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DOUBLE FINE GAME CLUB: Kentucky Route Zero  (starting 31st of August)

The Double Fine Game Club is a community run weekly event where interested gamers play through and come together to discuss what they do and don’t like about a particular game (sort of like a book club, but for games). We usually aim to play one or two hours a week, and we normally have somebody streaming the current game so that those who don’t have the game or don’t feel like playing it again can still feel involved.

Discussion takes place here in the forums and on the Double Fine Game Club home page. Game Club is a very informal weekly chat, and everyone is welcome!

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GAME CLUB SESSIONS
  - 31st August, 09:00PM UTC (click for your time zone): 1st game session (Stream 1) and general discussion (log)
  - 7th September, 09:00PM UTC (click for your time zone): 2nd game session (Stream 2 - ending is missing at the moment) and dev chat + general discussion (log)
 

ABOUT THE GAME
  Kentucky Route Zero is a magical realist adventure game about a secret highway in the caves beneath Kentucky, and the mysterious folks who travel it. Gameplay is inspired by point-and-click adventure games, but focused on characterization, atmosphere and storytelling rather than clever puzzles or challenges of skill.
 

SPECIAL GUESTS
  - Jake Elliot (@jakevsrobots)
  - Tamas Kemenczy (@rootkitten)
  - Ben Babbit (Bandcamp)
 

WHERE TO GET ONLINE
  - Official Website (Windows, Mac OS, Linux, DRM free, Steam key)
  - Steam (Windows, Mac OS, Linux)
 

GAME CLUB INFO
  - Double Fine Game Club home page (with webchat, stream and session countdown timer)
  - Game Club IRC: #DFAdventure on irc.foonetic.net (use the link above if you’re not sure)
  - @DFGameClub on Twitter (keep track of announcements)
  - Game Club planning thread

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Posted: 24 August 2013 03:16 PM
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I am super looking forward to doing this. Can’t wait to hear what everybody’s thoughts are on KR0. I didn’t hear about it until I played it for the first time and it really caught my eye.

Edit: I just got confirmation from Jake, Tamas and Ben that they’ll be joining us for the second session! Woo :D

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Posted: 28 August 2013 03:21 PM
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Awesome game, Kentucky Route Zero.

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Posted: 28 August 2013 07:50 PM
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I still need to play Act 2. Loved Act 1.

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Posted: 29 August 2013 01:05 AM
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inm8num2 - 28 August 2013 07:50 PM

I still need to play Act 2. Loved Act 1.

I found Act 2 just as mind blowingly well done as Act 1 (if not moreso) :D

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Posted: 29 August 2013 03:55 PM
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Kentucky Route Zero is 50% off on Steam until September 2nd. If anyone’s still on the fence about getting KRZ, now might be a good time to consider picking it up!

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Posted: 29 August 2013 04:00 PM
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Edit: Ha ha, Syd beat me to it :D

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Posted: 31 August 2013 01:52 PM
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Woooo!  KR0!  :D

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Posted: 31 August 2013 04:54 PM
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The stream archive) and chat log from today’s session are up! Thanks to everybody who came today! What did everybody think so far?

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Posted: 06 September 2013 07:05 AM
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I’ll try to be there tomorrow. Wanted to see this game in action for a while. smile

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Posted: 07 September 2013 01:55 PM
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About 5 minutes to go until we start. Some of the developers plan to join us in chat during this session.

All are welcome!

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Posted: 07 September 2013 03:48 PM
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The devchat log and first half of the stream archive are up (having some archive woes at the moment - Twitch appears to have eaten the second half).

Thanks to everybody who joined, and huge thanks to Jake, Tamas and Ben for sharing their time with us!

One of the interesting things we got to see was an earlier iteration of Kentucky Route Zero’s look and feel between the Kickstarter pitch video and the final art style.

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Don’t forget to share leave your thoughts on the game, and feel free to use our rating system thingy to frame your thoughts if you’re not sure where to start :D

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Posted: 09 September 2013 09:15 AM
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ah, my Superlevel articles on Kentucky Route Zero were even mentioned in the chat… and missed the whole thing.

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Posted: 09 September 2013 02:58 PM
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I just finished Part 1. Brilliant style. Looking forward to playing Part 2 very soon. smile

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Posted: 11 September 2013 02:28 AM
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judas3000: Don’t despair, we’re going to come back for Act 2 before too long! Nice articles :D

Here are my thoughts in rating form (template thingy can be found here):

  Story: 10 (Atmosphere is astoundingly compelling and surreal. Characterisation is solid and believeable.)
  Usability: 9 (Visibility and iconography is clear. Slight issues with navigating when clicking on areas just above or just below the walkable path)
  Gameplay: 9 (Gameplay is light, but well polished. The juxtaposition between the text only and 3D portions is evocative, and the exploration oriented driving sections are a nice chance of pace. Dialogue and action choices tend to provide different backstory elements or interpretations of current situations, making them almost a lens through which any subsequent revelations are seen - a subtle, yet powerful mechanic that I’ve never come across before)
  Assets: 10 (Visuals are stunningly awesome, with fantastic lighting and some amazing transitions. Lighting is great and animations are solid. Sound design is perfect and eerie)
  Impact: 10 (Indescribably mind blowing)

  Overall: 48
  Completed: Yes

 

We’ve got a thread up for the next game we’ll be playing: Gretal and Hansel.

Feel fee to continue the discussion here - I’d love to hear some more impressions of KR0!

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Posted: 30 November 2013 08:19 PM
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As promised, we’re doing Act 2 real soon! The thread can be found here!

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