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June 2013 UPDATE: Artist(s) and Scripter(s) wanted!
If you can artwork in the classic adventure game style and want to help out with the project, then contact me.

We also need some extra scripters for the project. If you are interested - contact me.
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Binary Legends Presents...
Indiana Jones and the Seven Cities of Gold

Indiana Jones and the Seven Cities of Gold is a fan-made Indiana Jones point and click adventure. The game will be done in the classic Fate of Atlantis style.

The game is under development right now. It is being made with Adventure Game Studio and will be for Windows PCs.

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Story
The year is 1940. The world is in turmoil as the Second World War engulfs it. Hitler's Nazi forces are rapidly marching across Europe, and the forces of Imperial Japan are sweeping across the Pacific. Returning from yet another adventure, our hero Indiana Jones receives a telegram from his colleague Marcus Brody asking him to meet him in the deserts of Arizona. Traveling to Arizona, Indiana meets up with Marcus and an amazing discovery catapults the man with the Hat into a new adventure - this time in search of the legendary Seven Cities of Gold. As Indy once again travels across the globe, he teams up with George and Elizabeth Stenson to aid in the search for the Cities. But the Third Reich wants to find the Cities as well, and has dispatched agents to find it. According to legend, the Cities are said to contain incredible wealth and amazing ancient secrets which in the hands of the Nazis would aid them in their conquest of the globe. With the fate of the free world hanging in the balance, Indy and his friends become entangled in a deadly race to find the Cities first and keep the Nazis from unlocking the secrets of the Seven Cities of Gold.

Complete with sinister villains, rewarding puzzles, exotic locations and the secrets of a long-forgotten culture, Indiana Jones and the Seven Cities of Gold will be full of all the familiar Indy charm, as well as new additions by loyal fans of the series to make this game a fun and exciting endeavor into adventure gaming.

Main characters
Indiana Jones
The Man with the Hat! Known as Indy to his friends, he is an archeologist and a professor. But when he is not teaching classes at Barnett College in New York State, he travels across the globe unearthing lost artifacts and unlocking ancient secrets. Now the race for the Seven Cities of Gold is on and with his trademark hat, leather jacket and bullwhip - Indy is ready for adventure.

Marcus Brody
A very proper English gentleman, Marcus is a close friend of Indy and a curator of a museum. Many artifacts that Indy has discovered in his travels are on display in his museum. While usually content to listen to Indy's exploits, sometimes he joins Indy on his adventures. Now he must aid Indy in the quest for the Seven Cities of Gold.

Erich Von Schroder
A ruthless Nazi agent and a fanatical follower of Hitler. Von Schroeder gained his reputation as a secret agent during in the First World War. When the Nazi party started to gain control of Germany, Von Schroeder managed to climb the social and political ladder by lending his espionage skills to the party. Because of his ruthless reputation he is known as the Iron Wolf, as he has no regard for those who oppose the Nazi party, and is rumored to have even turned in his own family over to the Gestapo. He follows orders to the letter and no cost is too great in achieving whatever mission the Nazis give him. Now he is on orders from Berlin to find the Seven Cities and their secrets for the Third Reich.

George Stenson
Professor who is an expert on the lore of the Seven Cities. He has a brilliant mind, but he also tends to be eccentric and absent minded at times. He has been mocked by his academic colleagues and deemed a crackpot because of his instance that the legends of the Seven Cities have historical basis. But with the Nazis in hot pursuit of the Seven Cities, George's once mocked knowledge of the Cities will prove invaluable.

Elizabeth Stenson
George's blonde and beautiful sister. Like her brother she has a brilliant mind, but also like her brother she tends to be slightly absent minded at times as well. She first met Indy when she attended the University of Chicago. Now once again she crosses paths with Indy. She wanted Indy's interest in their schooldays and never got it, but can she get it this time?

Planned game features

* Control Indy and also at times his friends in the adventure.
* Travel across the world in the course of the adventure - Spain, France, Jerusalem, England, and Mexico are among the places Indy visits.
* IQ point system with more than one way to solve some puzzles.
* Nazis! (Of course...)

Binary Legends Website:
http://binarylegends.cbm8bit.com

Barnett Section Demo Download:
http://binarylegends.cbm8bit.com/?p=dl

Demo Download Mirror:
http://www.mediafire.com/?1c2tb66umcif7kk

Indy and Binary Legends Wants You!
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Last edited by gumpy on 2013-07-01, 02:36. Edited 1 time in total.

Reply 2 of 9, by Amigaz

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Looks amazing!

I really hope it will get a good soundtrack which was one of the more important ingredients back when the other Indy games were made.

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Reply 5 of 9, by DonutKing

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^ I was wondering about that... couldn't find anywhere on either project's site saying they have permission from Lucasarts/Lucasfilm... I can't imagine they'd be very happy about one of their major IP's being used without permission... that said, it does look cool and I hope it sees the light of day in one way or another.

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Reply 6 of 9, by Malik

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The Indiana Jones games have a very large fan base, like the Monkey Island series. We've been waiting for a true sequel to Fate of Atlantis style of PnC (Point and Click) Adventure game. The "actionization" of later Indy games from Lucasarts are, to say the least, disappointments. Remember King's Quest VIII - Mask of Eternity? I just can't bring myself to call it King's Quest. Sigh. The things they do chasing after 3D technology and leaving great ideas and making good gameplay behind on what is at hand.....

The Fate of Atlantis game has a truly unique atmosphere with fantastic music to match! It really sets the mood. I actually went to the local library in my city and borrowed the book Atlantis The Antediluvian World by Ignatius Donnelly for a read, after seeing the game manual printed this title in the reference section!

I've long been a fan of fans making these PnC adventure games. I really hope this game will come out without hindrance. Lucasarts don't seem to understand that these fans DON'T make money from making these games. In fact, these fans are paying TRIBUTE to the great games. (LAWS are FLAWS.)

If Lucasarts still insists on stopping this project, maybe Binary Legends can change the i to Indyana Jones perhaps, to keep this game alive?

Whatever it is, I must commend on the creativity and the interest of Binary Legends.

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Reply 7 of 9, by gumpy

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Thanks for the good comments! 😀

We need new artwork - backgrounds and sprites - to continue development with the project.

So...
Binary Legends wants you!

If you are a good artist and can do artwork in the classic LucasArts style then we need your help! If you are interested in contributing as an artist to the Indiana Jones and the Seven Cities of Gold project - contact me.

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Reply 8 of 9, by gumpy

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July 4, 2011 Update

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Happy 4th of July everyone from Binary Legends!

We're still on the look out for background / sprite artists for the team - if any one is interested - contact me.

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