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Adarna: Alamat ni Maria Blanca

Overview

TITLE / TITULO: Adarna: Alamat ni Maria Blanca
GENRE / URI: Role-playing, Educational (RPG, Pang-Edukasyon)
RELEASE DATE / INILATHALA: August 25, 2016 (25 Agosto, 2016)
GAMEPLAY LENGTH / HABA: Approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes (Mahigit-kumulang 1 oras, 30 minutos)
PLATFORM / PLATAPORMA: PC
LANGUAGE / WIKA: Tagalog



ENGLISH DESCRIPTION:

This game is the sequel to Adarna, which was released in the year 2015.

In the original 17th century Ibong Adarna tale by Jose de la Cruz, the Princesses Maria Blanca, Juana and Leonora were merely the girlfriends of the protagonist Prince Juan. At the end of the corrido, Juan picks Maria Blanca as his preferred wife, while the other two women became the wives of Juan’s brothers, Pedro and Diego. All three women had interesting backgrounds, but the way they were treated in the story left something to be desired. This is a manuscript that is often discussed in Filipino literature classes, but the portrayal of women — either as damsels in distress or prizes to be chosen — are not empowering. (more…)

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Book 1: Pisces (Relaxed Edition)

Overview

TITLE: Book 1: Song of Pisces (War Guardian Chronicles)
GENRE: Role-playing, Turn-Based
RELEASE DATE: July 4, 2016
GAMEPLAY LENGTH: Approximately 6-11 hours
PLATFORM: PC



THE RELAXED (turn-based) EDITION.

Many of our players have requested for a turn-based version of Song of Pisces, the hack and slash role-playing game that we have released in May of 2015. This is us delivering what was requested. Book 1: Pisces is a completely different game, given the complete change in mechanics, even though the core story is basically the same.

 

What’s new in this “Relaxed Edition”?
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What happened to Mathoria’s Trading Cards

It’s been a few months since we have released Mathoria: It All Adds Up on Steam, and we have received a fair share of positive and negative reviews from players across the world. Most of them are about the gameplay and game mechanics, but some have also noticed something about one of the features we wanted to implement in the Steam release: the badge system.

Not so long ago, we have announced here that we will add a badge system in the game, where people will earn trading cards from playing the game and complete them, earning them a profile badge to brag in their Steam profiles as well as profile backgrounds and chat emoticons. We were very excited to have this “gimmick” in the game, but we have noticed a few weeks after that they are not dropping any cards. (more…)

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Senshi.Labs Turns 2!! The Year of Sequels

Forgive us for being pretty quiet during the first half of the year. It might seem unusual because we were able to release 3 games (Prologue, Mathoria, Adarna) before our first year and 3 more games (Song of Pisces, Zenaya, Anemone) by the end of 2015. But 2016 is what we call the year of the sequels. We decided to slow down a bit and work on the feedback we’ve received from the previous year. Yes, we were quiet, but rest assured that no, we were most definitely not slacking off. In fact, we will take this time to give you guys a run down on what you can expect from us in 2016. (more…)

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Creating Book 1: Pisces (Relaxed Edition)

We were supposed to start working on Book 2: Taurus in January of 2016, right after all the character illustrations have been submitted by our resident concept artist, Sao Menguito. In fact, our pixel artist Hans Antonio had already begun creating the tile sets and the character sprites for Taurus. To this day, I have not started building its world. The reason for this? Last January, I was paralyzed by the lack of closure I had with Song of Pisces. By that, I mean, despite the fact that I had labored so much to build its world, I had been unhappy with the outcome. That is, fans of its predecessor, Prologue, had been completely alienated by it.

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