Omphaloskepsis

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Made during the Glorious Trainwrecks Sekret Santa 2016 for fcastello!
clyde made this game for fcastello who requested:

Swords, dragons, princesses, medieval fantasy stuff in general
Hidden things
Bright vibrant colors and unexpected color combinations
Unlockable content
Blocky pixel graphics or any kind of hand drawn stuff
Greece

Credits:

------------Images----------

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hagia_Sophia#/media/File:Hagia_Sophia_Mars_2013.jpg

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giants_(Greek_mythology)

icons:
http://www.blessedmart.com/shop/hand-painted-icons/kazanskaya-mother-of-god-halo-relief-2/
http://www.blessedmart.com/shop/hand-painted-icons/jesus-christ-pantokrator-halo-relief/
http://www.blessedmart.com/shop/hand-painted-icons/theotokos-tenderness-eleusa/
http://www.blessedmart.com/shop/hand-painted-icons/christ-pantocrator-closed-book/
-------Music------------

In Convent:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_k3thiwzGU&list=RDaSXjkDyZtsY&index=20

Sailing:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxF9IXONp8k

Monastery:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7nPNfz9Q78

ambient church noises:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqnVYd-08gQ

Waves:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_mxX7h_I_4

------------Almost used--------------
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWmcSPm5dT4

bulgarian women's choir
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bls1NVRNczQ

-----------Politics------------
Princess Irene Eulogia
https://books.google.com/books?id=PThFM3RS3h0C&pg=PA69&lpg=PA69&dq=princess+eulogia&source=bl&ots=4HctfRb6tI&sig=PR7OLw0HI3NVZF38rRjrDj8q4OI&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi44ZPQxJLRAhUI64MKHbFSA6wQ6AEIJDAC#v=onepage&q=princess%20eulogia&f=false

https://monasticmatrix.osu.edu/monasticon/philanthropos

Irene's husband John
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Palaiologos_(son_of_Andronikos_II)

Palamas
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gregory_Palamas

Anna of Savoy
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anna_of_Savoy

Dialogue Between an Orthodoc and a Barlaamite
https://books.google.com/books?id=CqljFEGjWJEC&pg=PA13&lpg=PA13&dq=dialogue+between+orthodox+and+a+barlaamite&source=bl&ots=R9kyQov9zb&sig=hzA6wsTiqsDWmnNbSYEhiN78Z_E&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj4vs2zk6_RAhVIeCYKHV-mBCwQ6AEIKjAD#v=onepage&q=dialogue%20between%20orthodox%20and%20a%20barlaamite&f=false

Euthymius of Thessalonia
https://books.google.com/books?id=RhzAkvei_U8C&pg=PA103&lpg=PA103&dq=euthymius+the+Thessalonian&source=bl&ots=rrzuMPrxnt&sig=kDTruSpHYyezOv9f-gdctTEge9g&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi0ooCKlK_RAhUCLSYKHUfVCaIQ6AEIJDAC#v=onepage&q=euthymius%20the%20Thessalonian&f=false

Hesychast Controversy
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hesychast_controversy

Barlaam
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barlaam_of_Seminara

Ecumenical Patriarch Photius II Declared Public Anathema on Woman for Entering Mount Athos (1932)
January 31, 2015 ~ scottnevins

Aliki Diplarakou
https://scottnevinssuicide.wordpress.com/2015/01/31/ecumenical-patriarch-photius-ii-declared-public-anathema-on-woman-for-entering-mount-athos-1932/

https://scottnevinssuicide.wordpress.com/2015/01/31/a-short-history-of-women-who-have-entered-mount-athos/

Mount Athos
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Athos

For future revisions:
https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-40dd-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99.001

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clyde
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Comments

fcastello's picture

Great work!

I've just finished the game! I loved the art style with all the hand drawn graphics and the fact that it's based on real life facts. I haven't read through all the backstory but it certainly adds to the experience, it's really nice that you took the time to include all the references. The flick-screen system reminds me of the early Legend of Zelda titles of which I am a fan. The music included fits the game very well. Also, this is a very Greek game indeed! Thank you so much!

clyde's picture

One of the advantages of

One of the advantages of listing all those references is that I won't have to find all those links again if I decide to return to this project later. I pretty much just dumped all the links here so I could close all my tabs.

let-off-studios's picture

Sailing

The scenes when she was at sea were fantastic and tranquil. I especially enjoyed how you used the textures to create the sky and the roiling waters. Well done!

2sman's picture

gorgeous gameplay and

gorgeous gameplay and music.
lovely and fun to play

clyde's picture

Scrolling in browser fixed.

I switched the movement keys to wasd to avoid the browser scrolling problem.

clyde's picture

Just played this again. I

Just played this again.
I still want to do something with it to actually realize the potential of the story and the art. I keep wondering if the navigation in the world is necessary. Sometimes I think it would be good as a simple first-person Unity game with billboarding sprites and sometimes I think it would be best to pare down to a visual-novel. Either way, I'd probably add much more of my own fiction to the characters and scenarios. For instance, I'm thinking of having the player character travel with a party.
One day maybe.

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