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The secret headquarters

Hi everybody!
Vortex Point 6 is almost ready for release, all that’s left is to record the characters’ voices, so expect the game to be released on Monday.
VP6 preview

Now thatΒ VP6 is (almost) behind us, we are focusing on David&Keithan, the teenager detectives.
The game will have thirteen backgrounds (we’ve made three backgrounds so far).
One of the backgrounds is the “secret headquarters” of the boys, where they hangout. It’s actually a trailer located in one of the boy’s back yard.
We want to hear your ideas: whichΒ items should a place like this have?
We don’t want to turn it into a VP headquarters with shrunken heads and UFO photos on one hand, but on the other hand we also don’t want to make it boring with only books and laptops.

Here is one of the game’s backgrounds:
D-n-K-preview
You can also see two of the game’s characters on the top of this post.

We’re also looking for a catch phrase for the game’s ending, just like the one every single villain on Scooby Doo has:
“And I would have gotten away with it too, if it weren’t for you meddling kids”.
So if you have any idea in your mind for that we’ll be happy to hear it also.

That is all for today, we better head back to work πŸ™‚
See you soon!

  • AI

    i’m first to comment well it was great that ur launching VP6 its too great wooooh can’t wait

  • Marry786

    @disqus_CgRAR4s3LM:disqus second to comment πŸ™‚ VP6 i m waiting for u πŸ˜›
    Carmelo i had asked a question on contact form (about donation) plz reply me!!!!!

    • Hi Mary, I saw your email. We will use your name in one of our future games real soon.

      • Marry786

        Ok but as a main character!

  • lili732

    You should place some papers on the floor, maybe some books on the corner of the room and a carpet on the floor. I don’t think that chairs and tables are needed since it’s a trailer, not a room…Hope my comment was helpful

    • Thanks for the tip πŸ™‚

  • Milkwhiskers

    Craig dosent look that happy here.

    • He’s not happy at all. He has to watch Danabelle, the demonic doll, because someone is planning to steal it.

  • Ian Jackson

    Looking forward to this but please, please, guys, no timer puzzles where if you don’t complete it in time you can’t finish the game. I never did finish Vortex Point 4 because of that infernal UFO puzzle. (Or was it one of the Ray and Coopers it was in?)

    • Hi Ian, There will be no time limited puzzle in this game or any other future game.

  • TJ

    Ooh… how about this:
    “No crooks or villains will ever break even
    Once they encounter David & Keithan!”

  • TJ

    As far as their trailer, how about some bean bag chairs and a mini fridge… and some posters on the wall?

    • PATHPAD

      GOOD IDEA

    • Great idea, thanks!

    • keisha

      how is it that whenever i look in comments urs are always the best? :-). ur probably my favorite person on this site (besides Carmelo lol)

      • TJ

        Awww… thanks πŸ™‚

  • Can you plz… add a chocolate box to make the room more exciting.
    You can add video games section to make it funny.

  • I will wait for VP6

  • Add colourful/disco lights to make it more funny

    • michael

      if you add more colorful/disco lights then it would be less spooky and eerie thats what Vortex Point is about … Mystery and Spooky SMH !

    • A string of lights could be nice, thanks!

  • Thomas Sausner Jr.

    caroline doesn’t hang with them? well how bout video game center and juice bar?

    • Thomas Sausner Jr.

      wait, i misunderstood

  • Sonia

    Hi! How about superhero posters? But funny ones (not serious like Batman’s).

    • michael

      vortex point is about mysterious activity yet spooky and creepy … my suggestion is if you add those things it would be less of that kind of a game πŸ™

      • Sonia

        It was about David&Keithan πŸ˜‰

    • That is a nice idea, we will try to come up with something funny πŸ™‚

  • Irenne

    The VP sketch looks really great! Now, for the headquarter… maybe some boxes in a corner with labels like “top secret stuff: don’t open” or “powerful weapons” (obviously, this one has a water gun in it :D) would be nice. You can also put some marbles and comics on the floor (“how did they end up there?”) And some useful things like a torch and some candies. Candies are always useful.

    • Your ideas are great! I love the water guns & comic books on the floor πŸ™‚

  • michael

    Everything looks good πŸ˜€ Eerie and spooky n creepy πŸ˜€ THATS WHAT VORTEX POINT IS ALL ABOUT πŸ˜€ Love those kind of games πŸ˜€ KEEP IT COMING πŸ˜€

    • Thank you Michael πŸ™‚

  • Anton Belyanin

    I would love to have some kind of progress bringing something to the HQ for upgrading / collecting (optional?) -> to serve as a memento in the game and future games (unlike Vortex, where all the memntos occured sometime not durring the game).

    • Interesting idea. We’ll think about it. Thanks.

  • Red Spark

    Hi Carmel Games! I really like the progress of VP6 and D&K. It’s great! I think you should add things like small boxes with food in them on the table. You can add pizza boxes and soda bottles in the D&K game. You can also add a phrase like this: You haven’t seen the last of me or the fight isn’t over until one of us is standing. Good luck!

    • Hey Red Spark πŸ™‚
      Thank you for your ideas!

  • you should put a red alarm light on the ceiling which starts blinking when someone is approaching. it’s a secret headquarters, they should know when people are coming.

    • Now this is a great idea! We will definitely use it. Thanks!

  • oh, and a catch phrase could be: “teenagers! I hate teenagers!” or “why don’t you go play computer games like normal teens?”

  • PATHPAD

    put the table middle of the room and a light hanging above the table like a gangster’s room

    • They are not gangsters πŸ™‚

  • PATHPAD

    PUT THE RAY AND COOPERS GAME AGAIN

  • Marcus TΓΆrnquist

    the villain can cry the lyrics to behind blue eyes:No one knows what it’s like To be the bad man To be the sad man Behind blue eyes

  • Ramiro

    Carmel, i m unable to play your games on mousecity and snapbreak. It doesn’t load πŸ™
    If u can solve my problem please help me

    • Can you play our games on Newgrounds or on Kongregates?
      Which browser do you use?

  • aanchal

    you could have it as a wierd place like a table lamp hanging in place of a bulb

  • adi

    is the game will be in hebrew to?

  • delice

    hey carmelo have you ever thought that its weird too have such big items in your pocket mabye the character could have a bag I mean in goodness sake in ray and cooper 2 he put a stool in his pocket!

    • In David&Keithan the boys will have a backpack.
      (P.S. – you forgot about Crystal Rose Divine placing a tree inside her purse…)

      • delice

        also on space on the case the character had cows inside him

  • Lia Styles (Batman)

    I think there should be fast food containers (pizza boxes, chineese food containers, soda cans, etc.) throughout the place or at least piled in the trash to give them some normalcy. Maybe you can have some of the papers scattered also. For the walls you should add sy-fi movie posters to give it a teenage flair.

    • I love the Sci-Fi posters idea, thanks!

  • Anonymous Kyle

    How about
    “Why so serious?,Your too young to understand this!….
    You shall pay for this you meddlesome kids!”
    is it okay?

  • Jin Sang

    I suggest a Carmel Games cup on the desk.

    • That’s an interesting idea πŸ˜€

  • keisha

    Hey carmelo how about a radio for them to listen too or a police scanner to know whats going on

    • michael

      yea but one problem with that idea … if players can hear whats going on they know but what about deaf or hard of hearing players hmm ?

      • An interesting idea keisha.
        Michael don’t worry, we have dialog boxes for every speech in our games, one of the reasons is in fact people with hearing disabilities like you’ve mentioned.

        • michael

          THANK YOU SO MUCH ! YOU GUYS ROCK ! πŸ˜€

  • Isabelle Recchia

    i love the characters new look!

  • Kristen Thacker

    i was replaying vp 4 the golem one and there were like stickers or somthing whats with that

  • iRock

    You know what they should have? A hobbo/buttler who takes care of the headquarters.

  • Morgan

    Dude, any new games on Christmas time?

  • RockyRockz

    posters of david & keithan and cans and pizza boxes and courier packages and newspapers that contains photos of david keithan
    carmelo games u r doing gr8 work keep it up Carmelos team

  • Domenica NuΓ±ez del Arco

    What about….
    “Rats! You have ruined my plan Nasty Little Brats!

  • Isabelle Recchia

    wow… very cool game

  • Parto

    hi…why you always sent the new game to mouse city? this site always stopping

    • Mousecity is the sponsor of many of our games, that’s the reason.

  • Jeremy Loss

    they should have a cat or dog so you could use the scooby doo catchphrase

  • Emily

    what about Ill get you my pretty

  • Emily

    Or like lll rue the day you ever met me

  • michael

    why don’t you make several games that is from old movies like back to the future but u can make the title different and make it like a spoof of the movie you know ?

  • Leo Gortzak

    “Vortex, Point me in the right direction.”Or something like that.

    • Interesting play on words, though it suits the Vortex Point series more.

      • Leo Gortzak

        OHHHHHHHH
        I thoght we were looking for a catchphrase for VP!
        How Embarassing :>{

  • I wan to give you a suggestion to make an app in android and apple of your games because my computer is so slow and i dont have a laptop so please i only have an android tablet i love your games sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much

    • Hi Laura,

      That’s an interesting idea, but the problem is that mobile phones & tablets are mostly weaker than desktop computers & laptops, so even if we’d made an app like that we’re afraid it’ll hardly run on these devices.

      • But try to make it ill play it and if it is slw than ill tell you to remove the app if it is not slow than it will be a big hit!!!!!!!! Ill rate it 5 stars πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  • GamerGirl

    Maybe a Foxy plushie from Fnaf series( Five Nights at Freddy’s) or something more scary

  • Angela Tinkerbell

    what about:
    You will pay for this You fools you will see

  • Carmelfan

    Binoculars,hammocks or a bunk bed,lava lamps,ship in bottles,hardy boys books,telescopes,comic books,scattered clothing,pizza boxes,pokemon or other characters figurines,posters and an aquarium?(Yeah,I’m excited for the game!It’s very obvious,isn’t it?XD)

  • Parto

    oh……….im so sorry to say that….

  • Parto

    mouse city its so gooooooood its greeeaaaat who said its always stopping

  • Worldwonder3

    Hi Carmelo!! Loved VP 6! I wanted to suggest for David & Keith’s trailer maybe.. Photos of themselves from previous cases on the walls? And also a mini fridge or something with snacks..Is their secret headquarters also a place where they would hang out? If so, that kinda gives more ideas on decor.. I hope I helped!!

    • Yes it is a place they would hang out, thank you for these suggestions!

  • moshe

    here
    “to bad pepole snoop arond”

  • Nebula

    I think if the guys are brilliant detectives they should have something connected with logic and maths/physics – a Rubik cube, a chess set, a pendulum or something of the sort. Also a city map or a good old-fashioned globe with something nice inside. And they need someting to do while thinking. Sherlock Holmes played the violin. The guys could play darts or angry birds:)

    • Thank you for these ideas, they’re smart πŸ™‚

  • fadrique

    a frog or maybe a small alien in chloroform would look great, some chemistry game or stuff like that, some a pari of walkie talkies maybe, some sound system and videogames (teens have those kind of things), star wars toys also, comics some kind of improvised couch, a fishbowl with a spider, a kind of joy division poster, a stolen street sign, caution tape, one of those lab skeletons, skateboards…

    • Hi fadrique,

      Some nice ideas you’ve got there, thank you!

  • Frank Lai

    Here’s a good one:

    “You won’t get away from this you abominable fruitcakes!”
    “Who are you calling pastries?!”

    • That’s pretty funny but some people might find it offensive..

  • Aarsh Khare

    It doesn’t work on mouse city again!1

  • Leo Gortzak

    I love your games but maybe you could come up for something different than “This doesnt work” when something doesnt work. Maybe you could put in short animations for certain things showing the character trying to do certain things but it not working. It might make your games even better than they already are. πŸ™‚

    • Hi Leo,

      We actually agree about the whole it doesn’t work issue. If you noticed, in our several last games, including VP6, when you try to use any items on characters the main character doesn’t say it anymore, so we’re progressing.

      Regarding an animation for certain combinations, we do that sometimes, but it’s very hard to cover all options because it’s a lot of work and we have many more games to create πŸ™‚
      By the way check out the game Maplewood Junior High for an example of a game in which we did do many animations.

      • Leo Gortzak

        OK, Thanks for replying! πŸ™‚

  • javier

    put something scary like a jump scare at the end

    • We’re keeping these stuff for other game series πŸ™‚

  • girlgamer

    hmm im going t wait other advnture

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