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Sluup
03-18-2014, 03:05 AM
Thralled is an interactive experience about a runaway slave and her baby child. Set in 18th-century Brazil, Thralled follows the journey of Isaura, a Congolese captive, through a nightmarish representation of the New World.

Coming to OUYA on the Fall of 2014.

www.thralled.org

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIKFddK-uN4


Screenshots:
http://www.thralled.org/uploads/1/1/0/6/11061218/584441_orig.png
http://www.thralled.org/uploads/1/1/0/6/11061218/3374450_orig.png
http://www.thralled.org/uploads/1/1/0/6/11061218/2891506_orig.png
More screenshots here: http://www.thralled.org/artscreenshots.html

Hugo
03-18-2014, 04:00 AM
This looks very much like an MMO escort quest wrapped in an uber-pretentious package, but since it's dealing with substantial subject matter, I'm sure that it's bound to win an award of some kind. I'm far more interested in the community reaction to this than I am the content itself.

RiotingSpectre
03-18-2014, 04:03 AM
I'm far more interested in the community reaction to this than I am the content itself.

As am I. We were all very mature about the homosexual circulated game which the name of escapes the life of me at the moment, but I'm especially curious about this since it's a more sensitive subject matter.

Killswitch
03-18-2014, 04:33 AM
Stronger message than anything before...guess we'll see what happens. Definitely should bring some attention at GDC.

Kaimega
03-18-2014, 05:10 AM
As am I. We were all very mature about the homosexual circulated game which the name of escapes the life of me at the moment, but I'm especially curious about this since it's a more sensitive subject matter.

ROM - Read Only Memories ;)

I am looking forward to this game! The story seems very compelling and it looks like alot of feeling was put into it.

Hugo
03-18-2014, 05:58 AM
ROM - Read Only Memories ;)

I am looking forward to this game! The story seems very compelling and it looks like alot of feeling was put into it.

I thought that she was referring to Groin Gravitators. :cool:

Saracen26
03-18-2014, 08:06 AM
Game's like this are why I love OUYA. No other platform (even PC) is able to freely give rise (and make people take notice) to so much creativity like OUYA does. The sort of thing that can emotionally move you, shock you, or even raise a smile.

People keep saying it's a Towerfall/XBMC/Retro box... But take a look at the hard hitters that Devs are bringing to our little console in 2014. You begin to realise that for developer talent and must play indie titles, OUYA is the system to beat!

Killswitch
04-24-2015, 06:48 PM
I invited them here just in case no one else did. Wanted to hear why they chose this subject and all that good stuff.
They'll probably be releasing whatever info at GDC though, can't kill the surprise before the conference.
Definitely nice to see people push the envelope with OUYA but I do wonder how it will be received.

New trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iefNh1luQdI&feature=youtu.be

Sluup
04-24-2015, 07:30 PM
Here ya go, dude.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jPhUu6F_8U

Outlander999
04-24-2015, 07:35 PM
really interesting ;)

RiotingSpectre
04-24-2015, 10:15 PM
I honestly can't stand this game. It looks like one of those experience over gameplay things you would rarely come across that only the least common denominator likes. Can't wait to see this one bomb.

xAD
04-25-2015, 12:52 AM
"Games" like this are just attention seeking artsy-fartsy trash.
Not necessarily trash as an artistic expression, but trash as a game.
This sort of thing needs a different moniker than videogames.

RiotingSpectre
04-25-2015, 08:07 AM
"Games" like this are just attention seeking artsy-fartsy trash.
Not necessarily trash as an artistic expression, but trash as a game.
This sort of thing needs a different moniker than videogames.

Yeah, pretty much my thoughts on it as well. You could say the same for That Dragon, Cancer, but Thralled is about a topic that everyone is sick to death about. Not to be insensitive, but everyone gets the message the game is already telling since we've been told multiple times over in the past. At least That Dragon, Cancer is about something that is unique and needs to be said to many. Thralled is just something milking a topic that no one cares about anymore.

Starfighter
04-25-2015, 09:25 AM
"Games" like this are just attention seeking artsy-fartsy trash.
Not necessarily trash as an artistic expression, but trash as a game.
This sort of thing needs a different moniker than videogames.
Yes, it's attention they want. Attention to a subject is natural to seek, isn't it? If you told a story about something close to your heart, you'd want attention, right? :) I believe the term "video games" is big enough to have room for these sort of "artsy-fartsy" experiments as well. I mean, it's not like every other traditional game is going away or will be not made anymore. In short, if you ask me, there's room for everyone in the world of video games.


Yeah, pretty much my thoughts on it as well. You could say the same for That Dragon, Cancer, but Thralled is about a topic that everyone is sick to death about. Not to be insensitive, but everyone gets the message the game is already telling since we've been told multiple times over in the past. At least That Dragon, Cancer is about something that is unique and needs to be said to many. Thralled is just something milking a topic that no one cares about anymore.
Everyone is a bold word to use since you're pretty much just speaking about yourself. No offense of course, I just mean that while you might find the topic done with, I for one am looking forward to this game with great anticipation. I could try to argue that the topic I'm sick to death of is zombies and that there's a lot more zombie-games than Thralled-games out there, but as we both know two wrongs doesn't make one right and you can't justify a bad thing by calling other things even worse. But what I can say is that Thralled isn't a huge part of the video game industry and it doesn't suck money out of a whole generation, it's more of an underdog trying to tell a story about something the developers think is important. I'd say kicking at this game (and games alike) is like kicking on the small person, the underdog. With that said, we should absolutely be able to critique underdogs as well, and be ruthless just the same, but my main problem here is "everyone". Everyone isn't sick to death about this topic. I am proof of that. :)

Schizophretard
04-25-2015, 09:31 AM
Yeah, pretty much my thoughts on it as well. You could say the same for That Dragon, Cancer, but Thralled is about a topic that everyone is sick to death about. Not to be insensitive, but everyone gets the message the game is already telling since we've been told multiple times over in the past. At least That Dragon, Cancer is about something that is unique and needs to be said to many. Thralled is just something milking a topic that no one cares about anymore.

When I first heard of this game it was a brand new topic to me. I was ignorant of the fact that Brazil used to have slavery too. I knew there was a slaved trade going on but history class was so centered on the US that it gave me the impression that the US was the only country buying them. In other words, I thought slavery in more modern times was reinvented by a white supremacist American movement while at the same time the rest of the world felt that it was as wrong as we do today. But now I'm left with the impression that it was a more global issue before the US even existed and American slave owners were behaving in a way that was considered "normal" at the time. That doesn't make them any less guilty but it seems to me that we would be even more guilty if we were to do it again today because maybe back then slavery wasn't a universally known to be evil thing. It could have seemed as normal as burning witches or whatever completely bonkers things that were going on back then because their morality didn't evolve to our present level yet. Anyway, even if I am wrong on my impressions, it still adds enough of a new dimension to the topic of slavery to qualify as a new topic because it brings new things to the table to think about.

RiotingSpectre
04-25-2015, 10:00 AM
Everyone is a bold word to use since you're pretty much just speaking about yourself. No offense of course, I just mean that while you might find the topic done with, I for one am looking forward to this game with great anticipation. I could try to argue that the topic I'm sick to death of is zombies and that there's a lot more zombie-games than Thralled-games out there, but as we both know two wrongs doesn't make one right and you can't justify a bad thing by calling other things even worse. But what I can say is that Thralled isn't a huge part of the video game industry and it doesn't suck money out of a whole generation, it's more of an underdog trying to tell a story about something the developers think is important. I'd say kicking at this game (and games alike) is like kicking on the small person, the underdog. With that said, we should absolutely be able to critique underdogs as well, and be ruthless just the same, but my main problem here is "everyone". Everyone isn't sick to death about this topic. I am proof of that. :)

And yet another post where someone took a word way too literally. It's no different when someone says, "Nobody likes " when in reality there are individuals out there (if not a lot) that like what is being talked about. It's a speech mannerism if not a "quirk" that shouldn't be blown up like I'm seeing here. Point being, when I say everybody, I don't mean [I]literally everybody. If you're going to take what people say too literally then you'd be here 24/7, seven days a week, and having coffee pumped straight into your veins because you'd never leave the computer.

My pet peeve aside...

Zombies are indeed done to death and we can thank Google Play & whomever is behind the Call of Duty series for that. I wasn't comparing topics that are or aren't done to death. I'm simply stating a fact that the majority (i.e. not everybody when I said "everybody") doesn't care about a subject that has been done to death. In Thralled's case, it wasn't a game concept done to death and instead a regular topic brought into the realm of video games. It's no different than Zombies (as mentioned already), World War II, Super Mario Bros., and so many other topics.

Sure, we're an underdog in ourselves, but "kicking" this game isn't like picking on a mentally handicapped person like it is the OUYA scene. It's instead like picking on Justin Bieber. A person who has the same music as every other glorified twerp before him. In the samey sense, it's the theme that Thralled has. The rest of your post goes back to taking a single word too literally so I'm going to avoid it.


When I first heard of this game it was a brand new topic to me. I was ignorant of the fact that Brazil used to have slavery too. I knew there was a slaved trade going on but history class was so centered on the US that it gave me the impression that the US was the only country buying them. In other words, I thought slavery in more modern times was reinvented by a white supremacist American movement while at the same time the rest of the world felt that it was as wrong as we do today. But now I'm left with the impression that it was a more global issue before the US even existed and American slave owners were behaving in a way that was considered "normal" at the time. That doesn't make them any less guilty but it seems to me that we would be even more guilty if we were to do it again today because maybe back then slavery wasn't a universally known to be evil thing. It could have seemed as normal as burning witches or whatever completely bonkers things that were going on back then because their morality didn't evolve to our present level yet. Anyway, even if I am wrong on my impressions, it still adds enough of a new dimension to the topic of slavery to qualify as a new topic because it brings new things to the table to think about.

I find that impossible to believe. Granted no individual is taught the same as another in a different location whether they be from across the street, or across the country, but this is common sense. If you have anyone then you have slavery. Wal-Mart is well-known for having Chinese slaves, North Korea is nothing but slaves to their government, and any place that has a single African American has slavery. Saying you weren't aware of this is like saying that breathing oxygen is unknown to mankind.

I'm not saying that Thralled should have mutants, upgradable weapons, and a baby that you can throw like the cross from Castlevania. I'm simply stating that the theme it's about has been done to death in other forms such as literature. Yes, you could say the same thing about any theme if you wanted, but the difference between Thralled and most themes is that Thralled has no intention of being anything except a story that has been told a billion times already. They should have just made a website and wrote out a dozen paragraphs instead of morphing it into something it didn't need to be.

Will I say that you two should feel bad for being interested in this game? Of course not. If you want to be interested then be interested. If you want to buy it then buy it. However, if you're going to take one word and blow it up into a crime against nature type of thing, or feign ignorance when I know you're not anything of the sort (Schizophretard) then that doesn't fly with me.

Starfighter
04-25-2015, 10:13 AM
And yet another post where someone took a word way too literally. It's no different when someone says, "Nobody likes " when in reality there are individuals out there (if not a lot) that like what is being talked about. It's a speech mannerism if not a "quirk" that shouldn't be blown up like I'm seeing here. Point being, when I say everybody, I don't mean [I]literally everybody. If you're going to take what people say too literally then you'd be here 24/7, seven days a week, and having coffee pumped straight into your veins because you'd never leave the computer.

My pet peeve aside...

Zombies are indeed done to death and we can thank Google Play & whomever is behind the Call of Duty series for that. I wasn't comparing topics that are or aren't done to death. I'm simply stating a fact that the majority (i.e. not everybody when I said "everybody") doesn't care about a subject that has been done to death. In Thralled's case, it wasn't a game concept done to death and instead a regular topic brought into the realm of video games. It's no different than Zombies (as mentioned already), World War II, Super Mario Bros., and so many other topics.

Sure, we're an underdog in ourselves, but "kicking" this game isn't like picking on a mentally handicapped person like it is the OUYA scene. It's instead like picking on Justin Bieber. A person who has the same music as every other glorified twerp before him. In the samey sense, it's the theme that Thralled has. The rest of your post goes back to taking a single word too literally so I'm going to avoid it.

I wasn't trying to be a douchebag and if I came off that way then I'm sorry! I should try not to take words too literally, I do that sometimes and it's my bad.

Killswitch
04-25-2015, 11:56 AM
Well...the reaction is better than it could have been I guess. Not going to comment on the other comments because some are out in left field. The game won't be for everyone but I can see there will be a lot of cases where people will just have to agree to disagree and move to other topics.

Not my type of game but might be for someone else.

xAD
04-25-2015, 12:56 PM
I believe the term "video games" is big enough to have room for these sort of "artsy-fartsy" experiments as well. I mean, it's not like every other traditional game is going away or will be not made anymore. In short, if you ask me, there's room for everyone in the world of video games.

To me, it's like asking for chocolate and getting vanilla fudge (aka white chocolate). Nothing inherently wrong with 'white chocolate', but it needs a different name so it doesn't get lumped in with the other thing.
There are plenty of experimental games that are games. Even a few 'art' games are games (though usually poor/ultrabasic, IMO). This looks like "drag character sprite from point A to point B and cry when scripted bad thing happens."
Not what I should get when I ask for a videogame. Nothing inherently wrong, but needs a different name.

RiotingSpectre
04-25-2015, 01:00 PM
To me, it's like asking for chocolate and getting vanilla fudge (aka white chocolate). Nothing inherently wrong with 'white chocolate', but it needs a different name so it doesn't get lumped in with the other thing.
There are plenty of experimental games that are games. Even a few 'art' games are games (though usually poor/ultrabasic, IMO). This looks like "drag character sprite from point A to point B and cry when scripted bad thing happens."
Not what I should get when I ask for a videogame. Nothing inherently wrong, but needs a different name.

Agreed. Anyways, I don't know about you but this thread is smelling like the update thread (http://ouyaforum.com/showthread.php?16009-New-OUYA-Update). A putrid, sour smell that I don't want to be around. I think I'll take my leave from this thread.

Starfighter
04-25-2015, 01:58 PM
It is, however, a video game. Why not settle on giving the genre a name? I mean some purists claim "modern" video games are just movies in disguise and so on. I can't understand how moving images on a screen with rules and som sort of goal/point (a.k.a. video games) can't apply to games that focus on story over gameplay. It's not for everyone, but it is video games...?

Foppy
04-25-2015, 01:59 PM
It looks very good. As far as gameplay goes, that can only be judged after playing the game first. The theme may be well-known to many but there are people in the world (for example, kids) who don't know about it. (And this particular story may not be known to many.)

takedownmak
04-25-2015, 03:17 PM
all i want is a release date lol but we all know how that works............................................. .......................:cold:

Schizophretard
04-25-2015, 07:56 PM
I find that impossible to believe. Granted no individual is taught the same as another in a different location whether they be from across the street, or across the country, but this is common sense. If you have anyone then you have slavery. Wal-Mart is well-known for having Chinese slaves, North Korea is nothing but slaves to their government, and any place that has a single African American has slavery. Saying you weren't aware of this is like saying that breathing oxygen is unknown to mankind.

I'm aware of that kind of slavery that creates images of factory workers chained up in communists countries. However, I learned about them after being out of school. I remember asking a high school teacher something like,"The Soviet Union collapsed but since China still exists then why is the Cold War over? Aren't they commies too? Communism hasn't been annihilated yet..." She gave a very vague answer something like,"Soviet communism was evil but Chinese communism is good." I took it as something like the Chinese were voluntarily redistributing their wealth and happy about it or something. It even left me with the impression that she would be for the idea of the US becoming a part of China. But if I ran into her today I feel like I would have to ask the original question again.

Anyway, I meant slavery not just in the forced labor sense but in the sense that your neighbor could come over for dinner, notice that you have a pet dog and a slave, and see no difference between the dog and slave because to the both of you your slave is just another pet that neither of you recognize as human. You know, the kind of slavery where you own a plantation and there is someone living with you who calls you master type slavery. I thought back then that was exclusively a US white supremacy thing.

Warzard
04-25-2015, 08:13 PM
Seems like a puzzlely platformer not unlike: Another World, Oddworld: Abe's Odyssey, Flashback, ICO, Limbo or Prince of Persia. I like all those games, sure I'll like this one.

Jeffry84
02-01-2016, 07:39 PM
I see on Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thralled) that it's now expected for 2016. It just occured to me that such a game was supposed to appear on Discover and then no more news.

tozeleal
02-05-2016, 08:43 PM
I will try to talk with the developer ... i have some the personal contact! I will post here for more news!

tozeleal
02-08-2016, 06:11 PM
Bad news... There is the awnser about the game on OUYA (in portuguese)
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Olá Toze!


Tudo bem? Obrigado pelo teu email. Para falar a verdade, tivemos de parar o desenvolvimento do Thralled por um bocado. Nós estávamos dependentes do orçamento da Ouya, e quando a Ouya - de repente - se foi abaixo, tivemos de parar. Estamos de momento á procura de investidores novos.*


Postaremos noticias em breve acerca do que se está a passar. De qualquer forma, não vamos desistir do jogo.*


Abraço!

Miguel"

(My email question )

2016-02-07 2:08 GMT-08:00 Toze Leal:

Bom dia Miguel!



Vinha perguntar o atual estado do jogo thralled, visto que a comunidade Ouya nunca mais recebeu noticias novas acerca do jogo que promete ser um sucesso :)


Aguardo resposta :)

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It looks he needs more money to make the game.

Killswitch
02-09-2016, 02:23 AM
He should have enough of game that someone would look at it. What was that fund Kellee was with...seems like their type of game and would not be surprised if this was one of her pets. Indie Fund? Sounds right.....