I had so much fun playing this! I immediately played the demo for the upcoming sequel. I can't wait to hone my skills!
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So glad you enjoyed it! (Personally, I think the sequel is shaping up to be way better!)
I've already played through it twice just so I could find alternative paths (did), and you are so right. I love the dialogue system, and how I was laughing one minute, and feeling weird and sad another (mailbox). This is just the preview, too... Can't wait! Great job!!!
Edit: I feel bad because I got this essentially free with the Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality, and the Clam Man 2 Open Mic was free. So, you've got a day-one purchase of the sequel from me, guaranteed.
I love stand-up and adventure games, and you gone and put them together! Genius! I'm a fan.
To be honest I didn't know what I was walking into when I booted up Clam Man for the first time. Was he a fishy superhero fighting for justice in an unfair world? Was he a man slowly turning into a clam after an unfortunate accident involving a teleporter and an unfinished chowder? Or was he an actual clam living in an underwater world making ends meet as a junior sales representative in a mayonnaise company?
I'll let you guess.
Needless to say, this is a point and click adventure game with various nods to other classics of the genre, plenty of pop culture references and absolutely crammed to the brim with puns and amazingly hilarious characters. The point and click aspect is minimal, but what there is definitely provides some brain flexing, and there's one particularly fiendish puzzle to be solved (if you want it to be fiendish that is, which I did because my brain is the biggest brain).
If you love a nice wacky adventure game which revolves more around fun dialogue and plot then this is the game for you! Time to get clammy! Wait... that didn't sound right.
Point & Click adventure game that is less about inventory items and more about the story and weirdness in everything around you. I really adore these adventure games that try hide a lot of content and references in every nook and cranny that you dont really need to interact with. There is a lot of heart in this small story if you have the patience to explore the life of this everyday clam and the case of the missing job. 3,5/5
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i can see the spongebob influences. also i get old lucasarts point and click vibes like grim fandango and day of the tentacle
Hi! I'm really enjoying Clam Man so far. Interessting story, charming characters, top notch protagonist and actually some good jokes. Good job!
But I'm stuck. In the backroom office at the club. I've read and clicked all there is, but there is no clickable prompt to leave the office / exit the screen. Clicking on the door does nothing. Did i miss something?
Glad to hear you're enjoying the game!
To exit the backroom, you have to interact with everything in there. That's four cabinets,a desk, and a piece of paper. (if I recall correctly) When you've interacted with everything, Clam Man should walk to a corner of the room and trigger a dialogue. Have you tried exiting and reloading the scene? Or maybe there's a tiny object you missed? Hopefully this solves your issue, let me know if it doesn't!
Hey, thanks a lot for the quick response. You were right, I did indeed miss something. Shame on me. ;) I could've sworn I clicked everywhere. My guess is, it was the single glass of mayo at the door, which I forgot. Anyways, it worked, thanks again for the help, very much appreciated. And off to see what the shell he's is up to now... ahm, sorry...
Hello! Clam Man looks very fun! Unfortunately for some reason once Pete enters my office no matter how many times I engage in dialogue with him he simply...does not leave? I have gone through all three of the dialogue options and nothing changes. I'm assuming this is a bug but I will be Very Embarrassed if this is simply...a puzzle. ^^;;
Hi! This may be a dumb question, but is the fourth option hidden away on your screen? You can either scroll or click the arrows to see more dialogue options! Asking because a few others didnt realize or were running on machines without scroll wheels on their mice!
If not, can you send me a screenshot of the problem? And thanks for the kind words!
That was it, thank you so much! Clicking the arrows didn't do anything which was why it was confusing, but scrolling worked.
Thank you so much again for the fast reply! I can't wait to enjoy the rest of your game. <3
Hilarious game! The writing is fun and the humor is on point :) I saw you guys were working on a sequel (which is great!). I'm kinda hoping for voice acting for the sequel, I think it would help make the game even more approachable. If not VA, then maybe consider giving each character a unique "talking sound" (for reference see: Undertale, Animal Crossing, Underhero).
That aside, keep up the great work and fantastic jokes! :)
Thanks so much! The prologue to the sequel is actually out already, and you can play it here on itch! What's more, it also has partial voice acting! :)
This game was fabulous, please make more.
50% Clam 50% Man
Really cool game, I enjoyed everything! the art style of it is so nice and I can't wait to play it :D
I don't know if you've heard of Game Development World Championship before (gdwc2019) but it's a competition for indie game developers where they can submit their games and it's free! It's great if you want some more visibility for the game and it only takes a couple of minutes to join :)
Thanks for letting us know, that sounds really interesting! Definitely checking it out!
EDIT: aaaand enrolled!
if this game isn't amazin looking then my name aint guybrush threepwood. and so inspirational as an aspiring dev (and, truth be told, aspiring clam). aspiring, inspiring, perspiring... this game has it all. well, if there's no perspiring, i want my money back.
I can confirm that there is at least one case of perspiration in Clam Man. Everyone's underwater though, so not sure if you'll notice.
I feel like this was made by Swedish people
Hey guys, loving the artstyle, cute and quirky! Also you guys have a great sense of humour! I wish you all the best!