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Avant-Garde

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Avant-Garde is a simulation/RPG where you play as an artist in 19th century Paris.

The game is still in development, this is an alpha version released in March 4th 2013.

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Just remembered this game existed. Would be fun if the creator picked it up again but after almost 7 years after alpha release its unlikely. i know they got a game released on steam so might check on that. If you find the playavantgarde website, dont bother clicking on it. It is sadly taken over and turned in to some weird site.

In one hand, its so sad to know this will never be completed. In the other, even as it's now, it's one of the most unforgetable experiences I've had in this site, in the internet or in gaming as a whole. It sparked my interest for paint and music styles I wasn't even aware of at the time. Amazing learning tool.

Oh, I just love this game; I give it a 4.5! The game has amazing and realistic music that would happen in Paris! The gameplay is exquisitely fascinating! The graphics is just outstanding! No, I am not overreacting about this. The only problem is I don't really get the plot... or some of the gameplay (which minorly matters but I would like it to be fixed and more... explained). Overall, this game is amazing.

A total masterpiece!

The game is simple in its construction and does not force someone to really think about what they're doing. The only thing to beat is the clock, really - and there should be some kind of rewarding end-scene for doing so, or an extension of the star-merits, so that a seasoned player can try to beat their old score. Perhaps there should be more incentive to compete against or befriend other artists, other than merely being able to try new techniques. Even a "New Game +" option or some medals would add to this game.

As an idea, you could present something of a side-game by allowing the player to identify some famous works from the artists involved, allowing the player to gain inspiration or insight into technique by having some sense of what they're looking at. A short bio of the other artists, or even a generated bio of the player would add a little interest to art fans.

That having been said (I know... I type too much), this is one of the finest games I've played in terms of historical interest, interest in art, and even background music. I'd really like to help plan out a v2.0 . This delight will always be one of my favorites.