Version 0.07 is out!
Download it here: http://theotherline.yolasite.com/
Many thank-yous to all who helped test the game!
Also many thanks to fans of The Other Line!
-Intro slightly updated
-Several new areas added
-BGM and graphics were changed in a few existing areas
-The title screen’s BGM was changed
-Some existing areas’ layouts were also tweaked
-Some new sound effects (some replacing old ones)
-Misc. graphical updates to various characters/objects
-Mail system implemented, you can now recieve letters from people
by checking the mail room (it’s in the real-world apartments).
Sometimes letters may give you gifts.
In this version (0.07), there are 2 letters you can recieve.
You’ll be able to see the Developer’s Letter
from the start, but you’ll have to unlock Friend’s Letter.
(Friend’s Letter also gives you a gift. Although the gift itself
was in past versions of the game, you just get it this way now.)
More letters will be implemented in the future.
-HP system implemented. You’ll start with 3 hit points.
While on the other line, you’ll loose HP when you get hit by monsters
and obstacles. You can increase your HP by 1 by interacting with
the vending machines scattered throughout the areas (each one
requires $2). You can have a maximum of 10 HP at any given time.
If you lose all your HP, you’ll be forced to hang up and your
maximum HP will go down by 1. (If your max HP is 3,it won’t go
down by 1, so no matter how many times you “die”, you’ll
always have at least 3 HP.)
-Some puzzles and obstacles implemented
-New hanging up animation
-8-bit menu implemented (meaning you can use effects in the 8-bit
-Places in the 8-bit area now have BGM (And some other slight changes)
-Some events added, there’s now a total of 11
-Event(“EV”) counter added (it’s in the menu under your HP)
When you view an event, it’ll go up by 1
-Various bug fixes
-The player can no longer skip the intro. This feature was removed
because it caused several small errors that couldn’t be fixed.
-No new effects (so the total amount is still 18).
Sorry. As you can see from the above, I’ve been busy implementing
other things. There will be a total of 20 effects and the last 2
should be coming with the next update.
Planned for a future update is a sound test that will be accessed
via the radio in your apartment. You can see a small teaser screen
for it by interacting with the radio in this version, but it isn’t
functional yet. Also, the game does NOT have any endings yet.
They will be implemented soon.
—Other things to note—
-This game is still incomplete. Some of the “story” elements
may seem a bit scattered right now, but they’ll all come together
eventually. Please be patient.
-Likewise, there aren’t many enemies or obstacles yet. More will
be added in the future.
-There’s still no ending yet. However, I can comfirm that The Other
Line will indeed have multiple endings. Alot of stuff concerning
the endings is still up in the air, but I believe I can comfirm
that they won’t be labled as “bad ending” or “good ending”.
-The thunderbird effect’s wings clip into various walls and objects.
I’ll fix this in a future update, please overlook it for now.
For bug reports, see ‘contact info’ at the bottom of the readme file.