Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Also up at: [link]

And finally, it's all up for web release!
I've been so excited to finally get this out there officially, I can't even tell you!
SO: this is Selah.
Well, this is the demo for Selah.

This is my final assignment for MJ Begin's awesome "What's Your Story" class...we were assigned to make a game. SO, in the month that followed I contacted my friend Peter Lefferts, who is an awesome dude and a programmer of no mean skill, and pitched him this idea and we went to town! This is the result of that month's work: A world, characters, a story, a puzzle, a level a game, animation, and music...Selah. :)

A labor of love to be sure, and alot of work :)

It's framed basically as one level/room/puzzle from what may in the future be a whole game called "Selah".
I could talk forever, but I'll try and keep it all brief. It really sort of explains itself. It's a 16-bit adventure game based off the old SCUMM engine because Peter and I are both totally in love with Monkey Island 1 & 2.
There's definitely much further to go with this and it's in both of us to keep it up, so if anyone out there is reading this, it'd be awesome to have some 'motivation' to get this made! ;)

But that's not the point, the point is that you enjoy!

So, without further ado here, meet Uri (our protagonist) and Argo (a blue Minkel) and welcome to Volarus.
Welcome to Selah!

(Play! Leave your feedback etc etc. here! )
Add a Comment:
Joozey Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011
This is just epic.
BaalTheLordOfTerror Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
here on dA, the blasted thing doesn't work (black screen) but i played it via the link you provided. finished in around 2 minutes. easy enough, but I liked it. very nice music too. you should consider doing a whole game with this Uri guy (or girl?).
goggie Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010
Oh I've had the Selah website in my favorites for so long, I had no idea you had a deviant art! The music is amazing, and story is so much fun :)
EternityEmporium Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010  Student General Artist
There needs to be AT LEAST a part 2 to this. :la: It's really great! :heart: :+favlove:
MEmreSoyak Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Ive been waiting for ages. When will the next episode will be released :D
Kayanya Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
ooouf. that was quite a riddle ... took me ages ^^'' neat work!
Edarneor Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Great demo, the atmosphere, visual style and music all work together..
Can't wait for the full thing! If only you haven't changed your mind on that.. Haven't you?

I liked the joke about using the key on fire - he got me there!
And the books on the upper shelf also repeat the sequence of sounds.. ; )
SlaavenTamer Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009
I loved this game! I wish there was more! The music is so beautiful. It's mysterious and full of magic. I wish I could buy it. Awesome job!
AlealiaKitsune Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009  Student General Artist
OMG I loved it I want more!
I had to look at the comments though lol!

I love these types of games ... am so trying to make my own game (but not the same style as this one)

I can only imagine the joy you feel at releasing the demo and knowing that people love it and are eagerly awaiting the full version!!

Great job, can't wait for Selah
paris-smiles Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
Wow. This is amazing.
It took me a really long time and I ended up searching the comments for hints (they helped). Really awesome, though. :)
You should definitely continue it.
Also, I want to own the
Rui-rui Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009
This was amazing! First time around I got stuck, but this time I went through again and completed the whole thing. This would be a very interesting game I think!
LunaWriter Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2009
This is taking me way back. So much fun. I really like the music and the general art of it.

The fiddle is a little frustrating though. Are you suppose to just guess the code, or am I completely missing a clue there?

Great work non the less. :)
nicholaskole Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Check the book :)
LunaWriter Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009
I did. But thanks for the tip non the less. :)

It was so much fun playing a point and clicker again. Made me want to pull out all my old games, and play them over again. If this was a full game, I defintly would play it.
LunaWriter Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009
okay, I feel a little dumb now. Obvious clue to the fiddle.
Like I said, I really liked this.
junawashere Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
i love this game and i love monkey island too!!! it was really fun and i hope that you could make another game like that xD!!!! SCUMM bar rules!!
CabbyHat Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2008
Gorgeous little game! I really wish there was more, though...
Natohamae Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2008
Wow, am I ever glad I came back and played this to the finish again. This is very enjoyable :D I was a bit lost at first, but once I experimented, it all came together!!
MEmreSoyak Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I need more,
This deserves more. say if you got new games, i really would like to play them.
cirrusepix Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2008
This so rocks my old school world! I love it.
kishi Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2008
Very nice, the lack of adventure games has been disturbing. This is a good start :3
holdonlovely Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2008
This is a cute little game. It reminds me of a game I used to play when I was little called Fable. It was for the PC.
MEmreSoyak Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
bravo - simply bravo
cAtyviri Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2008  Professional General Artist
pretty awesome game! kinda hard at first i had no idea what to do
but the music is wonderful and i didn't find any bugs while playing
the all overlook of it, its excellent
ZeroDragon Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
HAHA! fun, really fun. took me a while to figure out how to use all the commands but after that it was fun trying to figure it all out. I like the idea of the 'bottled elements' and how you used them in this first level. it's a nice puzzle.
and i liked the rhyming fiddle xD

truly amzing and fun. you should keep going with it. i bet you could do something with this ;D

AurenGreenleaf Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Very cool! Music and enviro fit perfectly. I'd love to see a full game like this. I'll have to check out these Monkey Island games you speak of until you get this released ;)
jennygreenteeth Featured By Owner May 21, 2008
Very nice! It was frustrating at first but then it picks up nicely :)

Beautiful graphics and music.
renee-ne Featured By Owner May 13, 2008
I LOVE it! I think perhaps my favortie part is the music. It's beautiful and magical. and how its a combination of like a painting and pixels. All together really really amazing.
renee-ne Featured By Owner May 13, 2008
No wait, there's strange writing on it! Just kidding.
Last-Mechanism Featured By Owner May 4, 2008
How delightful!
Lokora Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008
xD ending was worth it.
mitsuori Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ThranTantra Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008  Professional Digital Artist

JoJollyArt Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2008
That was really, really fun!
stararisto Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2008
This is soo great!
Lol for the credits... "creature wrangler", "stunts"...
I was surprised that it took me a while though, esp for the tear and laugh vials.
renee-ne Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2008
you are definately the coolest person ever.
TryingToDefyGravity Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2008
I loved it! great idea, fun game.
LadyChiro Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2008
okay, that took me forever to figure out. XD But still, that was amazing. I wish it was an actual game! I'd definitely play it.
Balthnae Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008
Bravo! A fun little puzzle and a good backstory
Balthnae Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008
And what is with Stunts, Key grips, BEST BOY? Quaint little animatic at the end, though.
LostOperation Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2008
yay! i beat it!
that was evily hard
but still entertaining
and why cant i put argo in the fire?
lol :+fav:
B-Gurl Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Monkey island is one of my favorite games ever, and you, my friend, just scratched a SCUMM-based itch I've had since monkey 4.

It gave me just enough trouble to make it worth playing, and I think Selah is a great name for it. Pause and calmly consider. lol
FISHKISS Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2008
This is splendid. o_o To me, the graphics, music and puzzles are simply amazing. However, I have no idea what number/letter sequence to make for the fiddle xO I've been trying stuff for... a half hour. Any help? 83
ZeroDragon Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
*chuckles* hey, if you haven't already figured it out, i'll give you a four-letter-hint: page. >:3
lukadron Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008
that was purely awesome, i like the look and feel of it. even the music has some monkey island flair! got me occupied for some time. the dialogues were really great, too and the riddles. a bit crazy and yet~
i hope you will continue on it, i am sure there are many ppl out there who'd just love to play it just as much as i did ;D
chexala Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008  Hobbyist
That was a very cute game.

I hope to see more of it.
spinnigold Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2008   Digital Artist
This is brilliant! It makes me want to do fanart :D
Raire Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I have no idea what Monkey Island Games are, but I loved this!!! It is a definite fave- it had me well caught and intrigued (and minorly frustrated with the fiddle for a bit), with a very good design. The movements and reactions all seem pretty smooth and easy to follow to me, and the music- it is gorgeous. I agree also that the coloring was amazing.

I just want to know more of the world now. *plaintive whisper*
battytothebone Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008
lovely! I really like the music and costumes for it. can't wait to see more.
tewf Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008
Instant fave. I adore this.
Add a Comment:


Submitted on
January 6, 2008
Image Size
919 bytes


14,660 (1 today)
165 (who?)