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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! )
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This is just epic.
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?).
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 :)
MCMcLamb Feb 27, 2010  Student General Artist
There needs to be AT LEAST a part 2 to this. :la: It's really great! :heart: :+favlove:
Ive been waiting for ages. When will the next episode will be released :D
Kayanya Sep 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
ooouf. that was quite a riddle ... took me ages ^^'' neat work!
Edarneor 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.. ; )
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 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
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
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