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Famed for its mushrooming business and idyllic countryside, the land of Fungham has seen better days. A child has gone missing, a demonic witch haunts the woods and if you're not careful, gnomes will take your socks. Also, there is a pig king... don't ask. But why have all these creatures suddenly appeared? Where did the witch come from and what does she want? Could the answer to everything lie behind the ancient gate in the nearby mountains?

The Witch's Lullaby is a classical point and click adventure reminiscent of the King's Quest or Quest for Glory series. It was made in two weeks for AdvJam 2022, mainly to scratch a nostalgic itch for lush fantasy forests in glorious 320x200. Enjoy!


Credits:

Written, drawn and coded by Jan Vávra

Music by Paco Diago

Lullaby lyrics by Kasia "Hitohai" Wasylak

Sounds downloaded from freesound.org

Developed using Adventure Game Studio and Adobe Photoshop

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The Witch's Lullaby Windows v1.1.zip 43 MB

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Absolutely  great game! Puzzles, story, music... thank you!

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Really great story and puzzles and wonderfully atmospheric, captivated me from start to finish. Congrats!

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Really great game, also had a bit of difficulty finding entrances and exists like a couple of others but apart from that the story, game play and world were all built perfectly.

A walkthrough if anybody's stuck
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Great game! I loved the gnomes and the pig king :D.
Congratulations!

The pig thing was very ingenious hehe

The only thing I have to contribute is that it was a little difficult for me to find some paths because they were not very obvious (the ones that went down and the one that led to the candle of the guard tower).

Thank you very much, glad you had a good time! I'll make the exit hotspots bigger in the next update :).

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I just finished the game, it's amazing

Having fun with this game, though I ran into a glitch I think I will have to replay the game to fix.  (spoilers)







From Anna's walkthrough, after you investigate Tobin's room and get his mom's blessing to look for him, one of the statues is supposed to let you activate it's switch. Then you can ask the Pig King for his blessing. However, when I played it, the statue never activated. I have no idea what I might have done, since no one else seems to have had this issue. I plan to replay the game another day and hope I don't mess up the variables this time.

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Ha, that's really strange. The only thing I can think of is - if you investigate the room before you know you need a mother's blessing (so before you examine the statues or before Helga translates the symbols for you), the player character doesn't ask Masha for her blessing after the flashback cutscene. You then have to talk to her again once you know what you need from her, and she will give you her blessing.

If this doesn't work, then it's probably really a bug. Let me know how it played out, thanks for reporting!

Or maybe - and sorry if this is insultingly obvious, just making sure - you're clicking the statue's mouth, right? :)

I have talked to Helga many times, but I never had an option to have her translate the symbols, nor can I find a spot on the statue to examine the symbols. I must have missed something that activates that discussion? That is probably why the mother's blessing is not working.

No need to worry about "insultingly obvious" questions.  I've uploaded some games myself and you can't know if something was missed/broken unless you ask :)

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Ok, let's see if we can crack this :)

- right-click either one of the statues. You memorize the symbols.

- talk to Helga. You tell her about the statues and try to describe the symbols, but she wants you to show them to her more directly.

- use the stick (found in front of Tarik and Masha's house) on the patch of sand in front of Helga. You draw the symbols and she tells you they mean "mother's blessing" and "king's blessing".

- now talk to Masha. If you have examined the room, she should give you her blessing.

- this should also allow you to visit the king once you get a "royal" seal. Otherwise the clerk doesn't let you in, you must first state the reason of your visit, which is to ask for the king's blessing.

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Right click! That was what I did not think to do. I skipped past the instructions quicker than I should have and did not notice I could right click on items until about halfway through the game and there are apparently some places I had not thought to investigate yet. I will go right click the statues.

Finished the game today. Thank you for your help.

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No problem, hope you had a good time!

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Badass game. Good story, puzzles and writing. Loved it. Super well done.

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This game is really good! I like the art style, lots of things to interact with, logical progression (though the pig thing confused me for a second but I got there) and a good little story. All done in 2 weeks? Amazing!

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Nice story and good game, congrats. Pixel hunting is not my thing, but in this case is not a random thing.

Muchas gracias Ana! Yo hice la musica, y como no puedo jugar al juego, me he visto tu gameplay un monton de veces

Gracias Paco! Enhorabuena por el resultado y un buen merecido primer puesto.

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Very well made game. A bit easier than your other games, I felt, but it kept up a nice pace with both puzzles and story. I'll never cease to be amazed at how you manage to churn out those wonderfully drawn backgrounds and animations so quickly. Really felt like the illustrations in my fairytale book from my childhood coming alive and playing one of the stories.

Would have liked to see a bit more "fluff" with some more descriptions for background items, to add a bit worldbuilding on top of the great visual atmosphere.

My only small gripe is that the resolution of the game may be a bit too low in this case to match the amazing quality of your art. When running full-screen on a large monitor, it feels a bit fuzzy or blurry (the graphics in Off the Clock and Long in the Tooth felt sharper). But really, that is just a minor thing.

Great work!

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Wonderful game, and lots of fun!  

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verybiuuutifull ... which engine did you use?

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Thank you! AGS.

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Congratulations 😍!

Thank you! :)