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March 2019 Demo

Hello everyone,

Here is a new demo of A Thief’s Melody, a 3D cartoon adventure/stealth game with a contemplative atmosphere, somewhere between “Zelda” and “Beyond Good and Evil”. Don’t hesitate to test/share/reblog/comment/like if you want to help me.


Beware: This is the alpha (=NOT FINAL) demo of March 2019. If you want to get the latest demo for sure, just check the official website.

Feedback & bug hunt: As usual, if you want to tell me what you think about the game, or if you find bugs, contact me at contact at oneiricworlds dot com

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Install Notes

  • Linux

Under Linux, you have to change the execution rights on the game file:
chmod +x aThiefsMelody.*

  • Mac OS

Haha… I didn’t test on Mac, because I don’t have a Mac. But the beauty of Unity is that I can release on Mac from a Windows/Linux system anyway.
So, if Mac users out there want to give it a try and tell me what’s wrong (or what’s right, hopefully 😉 ), you’re most welcome!

What’s new since the last demo?

You have to know the demo quests are more or less final at the moment. The next official demos (including this one) will only provide bug fixes and graphics/sound/music enhancement.

Since December 2018, lots of improvements have been done:

  • Fix big crashes mainly after Bo Dojo
  • Better animation timing and reactivity for enemies
  • Better fight behavior for enemies
  • Minor hero tweaks: texture, death animation, zen animation
  • Now the hero meditates when we do nothing for a while
  • The camera automatically follows the character. Much easier to play with a joypad now!
  • Addition of a game over screen
  • Creation of a procedural shader for foam rendering
  • Foam around all islands
  • Graphical polish in the Bo Dojo (stones, ivy, plants, …)
  • Graphical polish in Water Dojo (water foam, water splashes, fireflies, ligthing, fog, heavy vegetation, breaking blocks, stones, cracks, statues…)
  • Graphical polish for Aqualums Island (grass, flowers, fog…)
  • Gameplay bug fixes in Water Dojo
  • Redesign of some pickable items (maps & paintings)
  • Minor UI fixes (swim force now displayed, avatars of NPC, …)
  • Many minor bug fixes


What’s broken ?

You didn’t expect everything to work perfectly, did you? I’m aware of a few bugs/regressions/problems:

  • Controls are displayed in English, whatever language you choose.
  • Spanish is not implemented yet (even if it is choosable in the options)
  • Some assets still need work to be done or polished (Audio, Graphics, UI, Dialogs, …)
  • Some areas are still a bit empty
  • The game seems a bit dark on some devices, especially with high quality graphics that handle shadow casting. It might be some gamma issue, I’ll have to check this out.
  • Under Linux, it seems the keyboard controls sometimes get “stuck” for a few seconds… I know it’s a crazy thing to say, but it might work better with a Xbox controller :p

Have fun! Peace!