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The Island: Castaway Developerís Diary. Part I

Planning a new project our main aim was to extend the experience, and what is more to try a new game genre. Awem studio already has an experience in developing arcade games (Star Defender 1-4 series) and match-three games (Cradle Of Rome, Cradle Of Persia). Recently weíve released a new hidden object game Golden Trails: The New Western Rush. Now we are ready to venture into a new genre.

We had an enthusiastic professional team, lots of ambitious ideas and an eager desire to produce something really fresh, never-seen-before.


Before engaging in the development process, every game developer has to make important decisions: fix on game genre or even genres, choose the setting and so on. The idea to create The Island: Castaway originated over a year ago. It was early spring and we were all missing the sun. ďEnough of these gloomy days, letís craft our own piece of earth with sunny beaches, blue ocean and warm breeze! What if our game will be set on a tropical island? Spiced with a moving story and remarkable characters, it could be amazing.Ē This was like a call for action.
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Golden Trails: The New Western Rush Party

The long-awaited release of Golden Trails: The New Western Rush is the brightest event of this summer in our company. This game has become the most qualitative and expensive project ever created in Awem studio. The most important thing is that the entire team worked hard on the game and believed in its success.

We hope youíll enjoy our new hidden object game full of adventure and romance. Golden Trails: The New Western Rush is now available for you to try or buy exclusively on our site.

Who robbed the bank?*

*Based on a true game. All characters and events in this party arenít coincidental.


Following the tradition developed in our company we organized a Golden Trails party. From the very first minutes we felt Wild West atmosphere. The revived characters from the game met us near the hotel. Now we became true Sunnyvale inhabitants.

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Golden Trails: The New Western Rush Walkthrough

 

Welcome to the walkthrough for Golden Trails: The New Western Rush! Golden Trails: The New Western Rush is a hidden object game with inventory based puzzles. This walkthrough includes general information and strategy guide to complete the game.

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Golden Trails: The New Western Rush Concept Art

When making Golden Trails: The New Western Rush, we were trying to choose vivid and the most pleasant to the eye locations, create bright and remarkable characters. Artwork is always one of the most exciting aspects of the game development. Artists are those people who create a big world of the game, fill it with living creatures and set the appropriate atmosphere and mood.

Golden Trails: The New Western Rush is a game with western setting, so itís natural that we had to take into account every little detail in order to create a true Wild West world. Some of the locations underwent considerable changes before they went into the game.

Letís have a look at the creation of the Wild West world.

LOCATIONS

Bank
The first variant of the Bank is a typical western construction. However, it was too simple and flat, and looked like a Holywood decoration. So, we changed the whole construction and made the whole place a bit warmer and lively, filled with soft and welcoming colors.

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Golden Trails: The New Western Rush Developerís Diary. Part III

Golden Trails: The New Western Rush is almost ready and the release date is gradually approachingÖ After the beta testing we got many suggestions and we think that you will be thrilled to see some of your ideas in the game. Letís see what weíve changed about the game.

Mini-games

Mini-games are one of the most exciting features of Golden Trails: The New Western Rush. We did our best to make the investigation real. You question the suspects, look for evidence, and then you piece them together in mini-games. Thus you unlock comics, reproduce the prehistory and advance in the investigation.

Screenshot # 1: Comics based mini-game


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Golden Trails: The New Western Rush Developerís Diary. Part II

When we set about Golden Trails: The New Western Rush project, our principal goal was to create not another hidden object clone, but a full-fledged game. Thatís why we had to think over every detail, weigh the pros and cons, and discuss all the possibilities of adding something new into Golden Trails: The New Western Rush. Every single thing, innovative or not, must find its level in the project and blend in with other game elements.

Storyline, atmosphere, artwork and characters is only a part of game creating process. Gameplay is another huge part of work which should be definitely well thought over and taken care of. In Golden Trails: The New Western Rush we used our plot and storytelling as means of creating immersive gameplay, which greatly contributes to the interactive aspect of the game.

Screenshot #1: Dossier on Harry Johnson, Rifleman

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Connect with us on Facebook!

More and more Awem fans get engaged with social networking such as Facebook and Twitter. Facebook is commonly used and has become a fast and efficient way for people to stay in touch and share information about their favorite games.




Do you know Awem studio is on Facebook? Our Facebook community is rapidly growing and this post is for those users who havenít still become our fan. Connect with us by becoming a fan on Facebook.

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Happy St. Patrickís Day!


St. Patrickís Day is upon us and we want to wish all our fans a happy and safe holiday!

What are you doing to celebrate St. Patrickís Day? Are you going to join parades, wearing something green or celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Irish music, food, drink, and activities for kids such as coloring and games? Go ahead! As St. Patrick's Day is the day to revel in all things Irish and green.

As for me, Iíve discovered some St. Patrickís "green" games to play and have fun that day.

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Casual Connect Europe 2010 Recap

One more conference for casual game developers has passed. It has become a tradition to hold an annual winter Casual Connect Conference in Hamburg, Germany. The three day show brought together the leading game developers, publishers and key speakers from all over the world. All the halls of the Congress Center were full of people buzzing about new concepts, upcoming and released titles, new opportunities, sharing invaluable experience to their colleagues. This year the conference attended over 3000 people from 24 countries.


Hamburg

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Developerís Diary. Golden Trails: The New Western Rush. Part I

What do you think of when you hear words western or Wild West? Bandits and cowboys, gunfights and face-to-face shootouts, dusty towns with ramshackle houses and isolated ranches, vast valleys and prairies... That's the common stereotype which firmly sits in peoplesí minds. Cinematography and men of letters did their bits in creating a strong image and typical western characters.

At the beginning of the development process of Golden Trails: The New Western Rush we took into consideration all stereotypes as we wanted to create a genuine Wild West atmosphere. We mustnít break them on any account. Otherwise it wonít be a western. On the contrary, we decided to add something new both in the plot and gameplay, plus a bit of romance.


Golden Trails: The New Western Rush Intro