Ghetto Grind - a text-adventure GTA type game

Hi guys, I'm Camero2K and a hobbyist game developer. I actually like Quest because it is a real training camp for people lacking graphic design (like me, of course). Now without further ado, let me present you my project "Ghetto Grind".

It's a (seemingly) typical "ghetto type" game made in text adventure, but I'm trying to keep the game inline with Grand Theft Auto San Andreas with plot, environment and gameplay. Currently the game is in alpha stage and has some decent things to do; like cooking meals (chicken, pasta, meat etc.), involving in gang fights, finding yourself new and (gradually) better jobs, interacting with environment and people and some realistic commands like sleeping and thinking.

However, at the time of writing this entry, something remains buggy and gameplay remains largely cryptic. I'll add enough things to do and fix these issues and eventually release an alpha build of this game before advancing into beta status.

Any ideas are welcomed.


Currently released an alpha 3 on textadventures.co.uk.
You can play it right here at: https://textadventures.co.uk/games/view/kseboyjkxksov7iz5a2m4q/ghetto-grind


Today is start of beta stage.
New ideas, advanced features are coming to the game in this stage. Already neat in itself, it will be even neater than ever. Other than missions, avaliable activities and new characters, I also plan to improve the "choose-your-own" aspect of the game to add more player control to the plot.
By this entry, I've also fixed an array of great features, like calling somebody on phone and some small bugs in missions. Though it still lacks a lot of things to enchance the gameplay, which are coming soon.
I've also implemented a backstory, it goes like this: You're a young black male who lost his mom at a young age. A very violent gang war started and took your father and elder brother away as well and you have to find yourself a way to sustain your life. During your journey, you meet with different characters to learn about the gang war and solve the mystery running around your hood.
Any ideas and feedbacks are welcomed.


It's really impressive, what you're doing. I imagine walking out of Grove Street, and that I'm working at the Clucking Bell around the corner ^_^

But yeah, even at this stage, the way the gangs roam around and you get missions and go tow work, really cool.

I know it's a work in progress obviously, but just so you know, I was able to simply take all the guns from the gun shop without paying for anything.


BETA 2 (beta 0.4.10) is released.
It adds an unfinished shopping center (only mall and cinema are active) to north avenue, playing arcade at bar, some fixes to missions, first impressions to various rooms/objects etc.

And Mataeus, I'm not too active in textadventures.co.uk so I saw your reply now, thanks for the reply :) I also looked at the "gun thing" and my solution to this problem doesn't work yet. I'll look at it again and write a better code for it.

And speaking of Grove Street, I plan to put actual materials from GTA: San Andreas to this game to improve the "flashback" thing.


beta 0.5.05 devlog

The command of searching is added to the game. You can search only two objects for now.
Bugs related to last three missions are totally fixed. Now you can advance to the third chapter of the game. (though chapters do not exist in the game yet)
Taking guns from gunshop results death.
Plot is in advancement again, it goes to a serious way.
You can call more people as you advance.
An unfinished dating mechanic is added.
Two new wearables (more are upcoming)

BETA 4 (beta 0.6.01a) is released.
It adds a map, some fixes and improvements, a restaurant and some minor advancements to plot.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: I may release this game around New Year.

OOPS: I forgot I've removed map from the game, since I was just testing it and seeing what work it does. Big sorry for that.


beta 0.6.08 devlog

  • Dating mechanism is completed (by logic)
    • Dating music is added, but I won't give a spoiler about it :slight_smile:
  • Shopping center is completed
    • Restaurant and cafe are added, includes dating
    • Ability to work there as secretary or executive
  • Conversations with Avril (a character you build relationship with) is heavily improved. Same improvements are to come to other characters as much as possible.
  • You can have sexual relationships in this game from now on.

Plus, I aim to release this game around New Year.


beta 0.7.0 devlog

  • Beach added, you can swim in it.
  • Can be a personal trainer in gym.
  • Plot is slightly expanded.
  • Conversations with in-game characters are expanded.
  • Cops added.
  • The game finally got an actual ending, which lets you to choose from 3 different options.
  • Some minor/mild additions and fixes.
  • Ability to clear screen if you want.

FULL GAME IS RELEASED

You can access the game from "Slice Of Life" category.

Have good gameplays! I'll be happy to recieve feedback.

And happy New Year everybody!


Hi! This game looks super cool! I can't wait to try it out!


Thank you jmnevil54! You can access to the game from there: https://textadventures.co.uk/games/view/kseboyjkxksov7iz5a2m4q/ghetto-grind

By the way, I've added a cover photo to it, which is nothing but a GTA: San Andreas artwork. Since I (sadly) can't draw high-quality artworks, I decided to use it as a way to reflect the game's inspirations from San Andreas.

Have fun everybody! Any kind of feedback/bug reporting are welcomed.


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