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13. Limey Lizard: Waste Wizard
"Limey is your bog standard waste worker on a galactic space craft and it's up to you to help him sort out his life and get on with his job.
Those of you of a Leisure Suit Larry loving character will fall head over heels for this one, it's straight out of the Al Lowe school of adventure gaming. Point and click your way out of (and into) trouble with only the sharp witted on board computer PANDA to assist you.
There is menu drive conversation, cool retro music, some luverly 8-bit-esque spritage going on too. All this and a pool of luminous green gloop to contend with." - Retro Remakes
"Limey Lizard was and is an experiment for me in many respects, because it's not only the first time I intentionally set my mind on making a short, self-contained adventure, it's also the first time I'd really involved other people in my projects to any considerable degree. Craig Smith lent his charming voice to the quirky hero Limey Lizard, and then Francisco Gonzalez (author of the popular Ben Jordan series) and Dave Gilbert jumped on board for voice work as well, and their involvement really gave me the energy to complete the game in just over a single, sleepless month.
There came a time during development where I really began to feel I was on to something special with this game, as well. Unlike my previous games, I set out to make Limey Lizard both child and adult-friendly, and modeled the game after some of my favorite 80's cartoons, with open, unconnected plots that don't need to carry over to future episodes. I also thought it would be fun to make each character some kind of overblown stereotype, with Limey being a lazy, cockney English maintenance man, Mr. Hissington a Americanized Japanese businessman obsessed with performance, and Captain P.T. Bearnum as this smug but charming American showman who can convince his poor crew to do just about anything.
The wonderfully positive response to the game at the Adventure Game Studio forums really helped remind me that there are people out there interested in my work and in adventure games. Will there be future Limey Lizard adventures? I sure hope so!" - Shane
Name: Limey Lizard - Waste Wizard
Developer: Shane Stevens
Size: 37.4 MB
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