The Hand of Glory

Created by Daring Touch

A new, epic point and click adventure that will lead you through the world!

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Update #17: Release date and new format announced
4 days ago – Thu, Jan 23, 2020 at 02:51:29 AM

ENGLISH

Hi guys! Today we want to update you  with  a few news  announcements about  the game release and its format. Let’s start with the latter: after long thought, we have reached the decision to split the game into two parts. This decision is to be considered  purely authorial, with no other reasons than narrative ones.  We  just feel that what happens  at the midpoint of the game is too intense to be  treated  as a simple cut-scene that links one scenario to another. We want you to dwell on it for a while and assimilate instead of rushing towards the conclusion of the journey. Therefore, the “episodic” division will remain even when Part 2 is released, just like you’re watching two seasons of a TV show.

We are fully aware that many players don’t like to play in “parts,” but this is how we feel The Hand of Glory is best experienced. Of course you are welcome  to wait and “binge” both parts together, as it’s totally up to you, but our suggestion is to pause before playing Part 2. It certainly  won’t  be a short trip anyway: our testers took 6 to 8 hours just to finish Part 1, and you should add another few hours if you want to see all the achievements and  Easter eggs we have planned.

I hope you all can understand our decision and come to embrace it for the reason intended – trust us, it’s better this way.

The wait won't be too long,  as  the new schedule for the two parts of the game  is as follows:

 Now the good bit: Part 1 is  complete! We’re adding voices right now and then it’s just a matter of testing and tweaking the audio. The April 14 release date is locked and a sure bet: we’ll start sending out keys for the beta version to the backers  who subscribed to that particular tier pretty soon (probably end of January). We’re very happy with how the game is shaping up and can’t wait to hear your feedback!

As always, we’re very open to suggestions, idea, insults (:D) – so hit the comments section if you have any questions or doubts. We’ll  be happy to reply.

To the next update!

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ITALIANO:

Ciao a tutti! Oggi vogliamo aggiornarvi sulle nostre ultime decisioni a proposito dell'uscita del gioco e del format che abbiamo deciso di adottare. Iniziamo con quest’ultimo: dopo averci pensato a lungo, abbiamo maturato la convinzione di dividere il gioco in due parti. Questa decisione è da considerarsi puramente autoriale, senza altre motivazioni se non narrative. Sentiamo che ciò che avviene a metà del gioco sia troppo intenso da essere relegato a una semplice cut-scene che collega uno scenario all’altro. Vogliamo che possiate soffermarvici per un po’ e assimilare gli eventi, invece di affrettarvi verso la conclusione dell’avventura. Pertanto, la divisione “episodica” rimarrà anche dopo l'uscita della Parte 2, proprio come accade quando si seguono due stagioni di una serie TV.

Siamo pienamente consapevoli che molti giocatori non amano particolarmente questo tipo di divisione, ma è così che crediamo che sia meglio giocare a “The Hand of Glory”. Ovviamente potete tranquillamente attendere e “bingiare” insieme le due parti, ed è una scelta pienamente condivisibile, ma il nostro suggerimento è quello di prendersi una pausa prima di giocare alla Parte 2. Certamente non sarà un’esperienza breve, comunque: i nostri tester hanno impiegato dalle 6 alle 8 ore solo per finire la Parte 1, a cui va sicuramente aggiunto altro tempo se volete sbloccare tutti gli achievement e gli Easter-egg che abbiamo preparato.

Spero che possiate comprendere la nostra decisione e rispettare il nostro punto di vista – fidatevi, è meglio così.

L’attesa non sarà troppo lunga, dato che le nuove release date delle due parti del gioco sono le seguenti:

E ora, le buone notizie: Parte 1 è completa! Stiamo aggiungendo il doppiaggio proprio in questi giorni, dopodiché si tratterà solo di testare e di fare qualche piccola modifica audio. La release date del 14 Aprile è certa e confermata: inizieremo presto a inviare le chiavi per la versione beta a tutti i backer che hanno sottoscritto quel tier (probabilmente a fine gennaio). Siamo molto, molto contenti del risultato finale e non vediamo l’ora di sentire cosa ne pensate voi giocatori!

Come sempre, siamo apertissimi a qualsiasi suggerimento, idea, insulto (:D) – per cui non siate timidi e lasciate un commento se avete una domanda o un dubbio. Saremo felici di rispondere.

A presto!

Update #16: November news!
2 months ago – Mon, Nov 25, 2019 at 02:24:57 AM

Hello guys, we're finally back with a few updates for you!

BackerKit survey!

By now you should have received and completed your BackerKit survey; we only need a few answers yet, so if you haven't received it, please let us know! We'll close the survey at the end of the year, so just a month left for you to leave your data! Hurry, please! And don't forget: you can still add a reward or modify your tier, if you want!

Status

We're working like crazy to ensure the Q1 2020 release we promised you guys, and we're happy to tell you that we have completed all the graphical assets of the game. The Hand of Glory is now playable from start to finish, and we're very happy with the results. We still have lots of thing to add and fix, but things are looking good! And hey, here's a new screenshot for you.

Something fishy is going on here... Lars is checking everywhere!

Steam wishlist and Discord channel

Sure, you ALREADY bought the game, but it would be tremendously helpful if you can add the game on the Steam Wishlist: https://store.steampowered.com/app/961010/The_Hand_of_Glory/

Plus, we're still waiting for you on our Discord channel! Join us to talk about The Hand of Glory and your favourite adventure game!

In-game Backers

One of the things we're working on right now is adding the NPC backers in the game. A couple of them gave us permission to show their true counterparts in comparison with their character in the game, so here you go! What do you think about our Mike and Issa?

Looking cool!

Music

Our musician Carlos Leal Valladares is hard at work on the OST and boy, it's really exciting! Today we're presenting you his latest track, "Night Raid".

This is all for today! Thanks for reading!

Update #15: BackerKit survey incoming!
4 months ago – Wed, Sep 18, 2019 at 02:58:30 PM

Hi guys,

we have been silent for a while on the surveys to find the best solution (for us and especially for you, backers!). In the end, we decided to use BackerKit!

The pre-order store looks cool!

The surveys will be sent in a few days to your email address! You don't need to create a BackerKit account, you just have to click on the link, fill it out and you're good! Again, the survey WILL BE SENT TO YOUR EMAIL, so you don't have to answer here. Of course we will be in touch for any kind of problem or questions, so don't be shy and ask if you need anything!

That's all for now, but we'll be back with an update next week to show you some new game stuff!

To the next update! 

Update #14: August news!
5 months ago – Sat, Aug 24, 2019 at 10:08:43 PM

So you thought we took a vacation, didn’t you? Instead, we have some fresh news for you!

Once the Kickstarter campaign was over, we took some time off from the socials, to recharge and, above all, to restart working with more enthusiasm than ever!

First off, we started the auditions to choose the actors who will work on the English voiceovers of The Hand of Glory. The first names are starting to emerge and we are more and more convinced that you’re going to love the final result!

But there’s more! You helped us reaching the second stretch goal, remember? We were so happy about that, we started working on the new area straight away! Here’s a preview of what’ you’re going to find in the game!

The Colosseum

This new area not only allowed us to add suggestive locations, but also and above all to give greater emphasis to Alice, the young intern that will help Lazarus during his investigation.

Apart from being a great hook to the story, this game section is shaping up to be stimulating from the point of view of the game design as well. We’re making sure that playing with Alice will be a considerable different experience from controlling Lars. Take a look at her work desk!

Alice's gadgets

In addition to using kinesics, the discipline that studies microgestures and involuntary movements, Alice is a tech enthusiast with good computer knowledge (something Lars can’t get a grip on!)

That's it! Have a nice end of August and don't forget we will start sending the KS surveys in a few weeks!

To the next update!

Update #13: Final results!
6 months ago – Tue, Jul 30, 2019 at 03:15:39 AM

Hi people!

The campaign is over and what a great ride it was! We gathered great numbers, unlocking two stretch goals and almost getting to 10.000€, which is 125% of our basic goal! Thank you, thank you, thank you to all our backers: you have been wonderful! Here's a recap infographic!

The campaign was super-fun and exciting but also tremendously tiring, so we will probably take some days off to organize the next phases, while we wait for Kickstarter to release the funds (it generally takes a couple of weeks). So you will probably receive our KS survey in late August. We'll keep you updated on this.

In the meantime, if you haven't done already, you can add the game in your Steam wishlist!

Thanks again, and to the next update!