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Title: MAGS February "Mix and Match" (OPEN)
Post by: MAGS Host on 01 Feb 2018, 10:49
Topic: Mix and Match
This month's guidelines were set by Slasher

(https://i.imgur.com/hQz2X3N.gif)

The rules are as follows:

A) Pick a Genre from below
Horror
Drama
Sci-Fi
Fantasy
Comedy

B) Pick a setting from below
Historical
Contemporary
In the future

C) Pick a location from below
Old house
Spaceship or Space station
Underground tunnels
Deserted city
Under the sea

Your game must include a pet with an extraordinary talent/gift...

Once you have made your 3 choices then begin making your game and good luck to you all... (nod)


Ending:  Feb 28th

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________

What is MAGS?

Started in 2001, MAGS is a competition for amateur adventure game makers. The idea is to create a game in under a month, following the rules set by the previous winner. It aims to help you work to a deadline, improve your skills, and provide a kick-start into making adventure games. Regardless of skill, MAGS is for everyone. Voting is based on "favorite" games, and not the most artistic, or the best coded. If you have bad art skills, use it as a chance to do some graphic work. If you're sub-standard at coding, use it as a chance to give scripting a go. Ultimately, people will vote for the most enjoyable entry.

Rules

• You may work in a team to produce an entry.
• You are not allowed to use any material created before the competition. Your game must be completely new! An exception is music and sound; you can use any audio that is freely available to the public.
• Any modules and templates featured in this board (http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/forums/index.php?board=10.0) are also allowed.

Entering MAGS is simple. First, conceptualise your game following the month's criteria (see top). Second, create your game fueled only by coffee. Finally, post your game in this thread, including:

✓ A working download link
✓ The title of your game
✓ A suitable in-game screenshot

At the end of the month, voting will begin, usually lasting for fifteen days. The winner chooses the next month's theme, and their name and game is immortalised in the MAGS Archive (http://www.mags-competition.info/?page=games). For more information, please visit the Official MAGS website. (http://www.mags-competition.info/)

Title: Re: MAGS February "Mix and Match" (OPEN)
Post by: DBoyWheeler on 01 Feb 2018, 13:46
Okay, I wrote down the ideas (from the rules list) that I might plan to do.

Comedy setting, contemporary, old house (on an island, but still the "old house" setting).

Special pet is a parrot with psychic powers (telepathy, telekinesis, etc.)  Way better than wuss boy owl Cedric, huh?

How's this for an idea so far?
Title: Re: MAGS February "Mix and Match" (OPEN)
Post by: Riaise on 01 Feb 2018, 13:57
Great theme, Slasher! ;-D It'll be fun to see which themes people pick!
Title: Re: MAGS February "Mix and Match" (OPEN)
Post by: Cl... on 01 Feb 2018, 14:02
I wonder if someone will go for Sci-Fi, Historical. That would be truly mix and match.
Title: Re: MAGS February "Mix and Match" (OPEN)
Post by: Slasher on 01 Feb 2018, 14:20
Keep going, guys.....

Have fun (laugh)

Will I enter???????????????????????????? We'll have to see (laugh)
Title: Re: MAGS February "Mix and Match" (OPEN)
Post by: CaptainD on 01 Feb 2018, 15:46
I wonder if someone will go for Sci-Fi, Historical. That would be truly mix and match.

Time travel... :-D
Title: Re: MAGS February "Mix and Match" (OPEN)
Post by: HanaIndiana on 01 Feb 2018, 16:30
You read my mind CaptainD :)  I might do something like that, but I don't know. This is a great theme Slasher... so many possibilities.

UPDATE: Okay, it was too many options for me, so I picked them all out of a hat. Well, my desk drawer.
Perhaps I'll keep my randomized game topic a surprise (unless I'm supposed to share). This should be fun!
Title: Re: MAGS February "Mix and Match" (OPEN)
Post by: cat on 01 Feb 2018, 21:09
I'm looking forward to play all the historical space station dramas :P
Title: Re: MAGS February "Mix and Match" (OPEN)
Post by: Slasher on 02 Feb 2018, 06:07
I'v been deep in thought and....

Thought I would try something different (he who dares ;))

Title:  Finger of suspicion.

An investigative/Drama, Historical, Old house... Think of 'Her Story' as this game is based on searching by keywords from statements said to further the investigation.

After a dinner party at Fairfax Manor, socialite Dorothy Moore had been found dead. The police have sent you to investigate as they can't fathom out her unexpected death.

Lord and Lady Fairfax say it must have been the ghost of Fairfax Manor that had murdered Dorothy Moore by scaring her to death.

Was it really a ghost that killed Dorothy Moore?

You must use all your detective instincts and deductive skills to find out if it was murder by a  ghost or by a living person by seeking out clues.

Use your Investigative Search facility to delve deeper into clues you discover/hear that will help solve this mysterious death.

Your pet rat, Hugo will squeak if he hears a lie.

This game will be very GUI based and will use real life videos (If I can get the people to make them.)

There is to be 9 characters:
* Lord Fairfax
* Lady Fairfax
* Simon Fairfax (Son)
* Jeeves the Butler
* The Cook
* The Gardener
* Pierre a dinner guest
* Pierres wife a dinner guest
* Major Smith a dinner guest

Now i just have to make it (laugh)



Title: Re: MAGS February "Mix and Match" (OPEN)
Post by: Riaise on 02 Feb 2018, 13:54
I wonder if someone will go for Sci-Fi, Historical. That would be truly mix and match.

Been there, done that. (http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=55195.0) :P
Title: Re: MAGS February "Mix and Match" (OPEN)
Post by: Mandle on 02 Feb 2018, 22:19
I wonder if someone will go for Sci-Fi, Historical. That would be truly mix and match.

Been there, done that. (http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=55195.0) :P

(laugh) Indeed you have! And I know which great game that was without clicking!
Title: Re: MAGS February "Mix and Match" (OPEN)
Post by: Slasher on 03 Feb 2018, 07:18
Following some inquiries about the video part roles I may be able to fulfill this vital part of the game.

Offers for video part roles welcomed.

UPDATED Screenshot in production:
(https://i.imgur.com/JTmYJXK.png)





Title: Re: MAGS February "Mix and Match" (OPEN)
Post by: TheFrighther on 03 Feb 2018, 09:36
You read my mind CaptainD :)  I might do something like that, but I don't know. This is a great theme Slasher... so many possibilities.

UPDATE: Okay, it was too many options for me, so I picked them all out of a hat. Well, my desk drawer.
Perhaps I'll keep my randomized game topic a surprise (unless I'm supposed to share). This should be fun!
I wonder if someone will go for Sci-Fi, Historical. That would be truly mix and match.
I'm looking forward to play all the historical space station dramas :P
By the way i did a little search in database and resuls 0 games horror+historical and 0 games sci-fi+historical. That's a pity.

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Title: Re:T MAGS February "Mix and Match" (OPEN)
Post by: Slasher on 03 Feb 2018, 09:43
That's because they may not be under that catargory selection..
Title: Re: MAGS February "Mix and Match" (OPEN)
Post by: Slasher on 04 Feb 2018, 20:25
Come on you guys not entering... join me and make some videos for my game 8-)

slasher
Title: Re: MAGS February "Mix and Match" (OPEN)
Post by: DBoyWheeler on 04 Feb 2018, 20:41
I'm right now working on the main character sprite.

(Since February is the shortest month, I might need to keep the game simple as possible, so it'll be the main character, the pet with special powers, a couple rooms and objects.  Since the main character is in a bikini, there wouldn't be a place to put inventory, so I'm gonna get creative with how objects are interacted with.)
Title: Re: MAGS February "Mix and Match" (OPEN)
Post by: TheFrighther on 05 Feb 2018, 08:33
(Since the main character is in a bikini, there wouldn't be a place to put inventory, so I'm gonna get creative with how objects are interacted with.)
Or maybe use a larger bkini!

(http://thumbs.picclick.com/00/s/ODI2WDcwOQ==/z/jBYAAOSwnGJWS-ot/$/WORLDS-LARGEST-BRA-Size-ZZZZ-Cup-36-Womens-_1.jpg)

(laugh)

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Title: Re: MAGS February "Mix and Match" (OPEN)
Post by: Jojo_the_monkey on 05 Feb 2018, 09:52
Hello!! I am long-time adventure fan, but a 'newbie' in the ags community. Although, I am a musician and I like to contribute and practice my skills. I always wanted to contribute to the adventure game scene, so I thought mags is a good way to start. Please pm me to send you some samples. I would like to have your response. Thanks a lot.
Title: Re: MAGS February "Mix and Match" (OPEN)
Post by: Mandle on 05 Feb 2018, 11:03
Actually, having missed the deadline for January MAGS was probably a blessing in disguise for me this time around:

I realized today that I had wanted to expand the rather simple puzzle-based game that I didn't get working into something with a bit more meat on the bone.

And then I realized that I actually started work on the game last Saturday, which was February 3rd.

So then I realized that I can legally enter it in THIS month's MAGS.

And THEN a whole storyline and game that I can use the puzzle mechanic in came crashing into my head out of nowhere on my bicycle ride home from work (which is where I come up with most ideas)...

Long story short: I'm in for this month's MAGS!
Title: Re: MAGS February "Mix and Match" (OPEN)
Post by: Slasher on 06 Feb 2018, 08:07
Updated screenshot
(https://i.imgur.com/7AEpf1Z.png)

Due to time restraints I will not be able to include the videos I would have liked so I have opted for just voices. I am upset about this but hopefully will include all videos in a deluxe game later this year...

Please forgive me (laugh)



Title: Re: MAGS February "Mix and Match" (OPEN)
Post by: Radiant on 06 Feb 2018, 12:49
Bonus points if you implement all of the above and start the game by asking the player which environment he wants :)
Title: Re: MAGS February "Mix and Match" (OPEN)
Post by: Mandle on 06 Feb 2018, 19:07
I'm in with a very oldschool text adventure!

Here is the current interface:

Showing an interaction:

(http://i64.tinypic.com/33a9pwy.png)

and its outcome:
(http://i67.tinypic.com/308l4s5.png)
Title: Re: MAGS February "Mix and Match" (OPEN)
Post by: Slasher on 06 Feb 2018, 20:01
Looks intriguing mate (nod)
Title: Re: MAGS February "Mix and Match" (OPEN)
Post by: HanaIndiana on 06 Feb 2018, 20:26
Oooh old school text adventure, nice!
Bummer about the videos Slasher, I was curious about that. But I'm looking forward to an investigation type game.

I ended up mixing and matching again, but I finally have a final selection. It will be space related, because apparently all my games need to involve space or religion. (laugh) (Hmm at some point I really need to make a game that combines those topics).

I have my story and puzzles planned out. Now comes the fun part!
Title: Re: MAGS February "Mix and Match" (OPEN)
Post by: Slasher on 07 Feb 2018, 03:31
Welcome on-board HanaIndiana,

I'm sure you'll come up with something great....

Like the text idea Mandle...

Nice to see a few entries this month... I do hope everyone completes their game on time...

Meanwhile, my entry is forging ahead despite having lost a few days and having to reconstruct it after deciding that adding videos from many people was too much to expect in such a short space of time but hope that what I have is sufficient enough to at least get a few plays...

Game is based on entering keyword(s) into a search box. Certain words are keywords that will lead to progressing forward in the game. Keywords can be from what you hear from suspects when you talk to them relating to your keywords.  And just to help you there is a point in the game where you produce Hugo, your pet rat. Hugo can sniff out a big, fat lie....

Watch out you don't fall into a red herring ;)

Was it a ghost that murdered Dorothy Moore? You'll have to play and find out for yourself (laugh)

Title: Re: MAGS February "Mix and Match" (OPEN)
Post by: Eggie on 08 Feb 2018, 22:42
I love the hell out of Slasher's project so far :D

As for me, it's more than a week in and I'm still building the interface so whoooo knows if this is getting finished but-
(https://i.imgur.com/wOQbEFh.png?1)

(https://i.imgur.com/AMZkgy0.png?1)

Contemporary fantasy featuring an old house!
Title: Re: MAGS February "Mix and Match" (OPEN)
Post by: DBoyWheeler on 08 Feb 2018, 23:19
@Mandle Must... resist... urge... to... make... Homestar Runner reference...

(Kudos to anyone who knows what I'm talking about.)

@Eggie WOW!  Nice work so far!
Title: Re: MAGS February "Mix and Match" (OPEN)
Post by: TheFrighther on 09 Feb 2018, 08:58
As for me, it's more than a week in and I'm still building the interface so whoooo knows if this is getting finished but-

You're good as ever Eggie!
By the way... Somnamulizer: A Tale From Olympus U is still in beta version without the save option?
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Title: Re: MAGS February "Mix and Match" (OPEN)
Post by: Slasher on 09 Feb 2018, 11:58
Love the graphic shots Eggie (nod)

Please complete the game by hook or by crook (laugh)
Title: Re: MAGS February "Mix and Match" (OPEN)
Post by: Eggie on 09 Feb 2018, 19:25
By the way... Somnamulizer: A Tale From Olympus U is still in beta version without the save option?

I prefer to think of it as "Iron Man Mode" version???? And also might have broken that game's source and not backed it up??? ':| ':| ':| (Also I thought I had an autosave system set up but thinking back it is very possible I also forgot to add a 'load' button)
Title: Re: MAGS February "Mix and Match" (OPEN)
Post by: Slasher on 10 Feb 2018, 06:32
New Screeny for Finger of Suspicion

(https://i.imgur.com/VwVFU3N.png)



Title: Re: MAGS February "Mix and Match" (OPEN)
Post by: Mandle on 10 Feb 2018, 15:41
Looking good Slasher!!!

I've done a lot of work on my game tonight and it's looking alright although the next step is still a mystery to me...

But if it wasn't I probably wouldn't want to keep working on it...

Forging on!
Title: Re: MAGS February "Mix and Match" (OPEN)
Post by: Slasher on 11 Feb 2018, 14:13
Quote
I've done a lot of work on my game tonight and it's looking alright although the next step is still a mystery to me...
Into the valley of death (laugh)

I would expect no  less from you Mandle... (nod)

Meanwhile I am receiving voices from all quarters...

Hopefully I will meet the deadline...
Title: Re: MAGS February "Mix and Match" (OPEN)
Post by: Slasher on 12 Feb 2018, 06:33
Hi,

still two weeks to go and there are some forms of life in the making (laugh)

As like Mandle I thought I would try something different (to me at least)....


In my game (Finger of suspicion) you need to 'listen' carefully to what the characters are saying as this game is speech audio only....

Listen out for 'keywords' you can use to gain further statements from the suspects via your Investigative Search facility..

Examine the murder scene.

You cannot Save or Load... no cheating allowed (wrong)

You get to decide whom you are going to arrest and send to trial...

Will you send to trial the murderer of Dorothy Moore or send an innocent suspect?

There are 10 suspects to choose from. Thanks to all who lent their voices.

This is a Prototype-version that could lead to a fully blown, video game...with a new murder mystery...

Because this is a MAG's game it is not too long but it depends on your power of picking up keywords...

It is all gui based with just the mouse pointer.....

Game progress: 80%

Title: Re: MAGS February "Mix and Match" (OPEN)
Post by: Mandle on 12 Feb 2018, 15:41
10 Worked on game...

20 Broke game...

30 Fixed game...

40 Worked on game...

50 Made progress...

60 Broke game...

70 GOTO 10

Title: Re: MAGS February "Mix and Match" (OPEN)
Post by: selmiak on 13 Feb 2018, 14:02
you need some exit conditions for that loop! ;-D
Title: Re: MAGS February "Mix and Match" (OPEN)
Post by: Cassiebsg on 13 Feb 2018, 15:58
the only exit condition in there is "Abort! Deadline reached!" (laugh)
Title: Re: MAGS February "Mix and Match" (OPEN)
Post by: Mandle on 17 Feb 2018, 17:27
10 Worked on game...

20 Found problem area...

30 Tried to fix problem srea...

40 Failed...

50 Ignored problem area...

60 If game works despite problems then GOTO 80...

70 GOTO 10

80 Game is now working fine enough for now...

YAY! I found the exit from loop condition: Ignore stuff that doesn't work and press on!!!

Thanks selmiak for the hint!

Game is on track and could actually get finished...
Title: Re: MAGS February "Mix and Match" (OPEN)
Post by: Mandle on 18 Feb 2018, 14:39
My game now officially rocks! (I added some music)

By the way, what is the method to change the main game name again?

Mine is still set to something stupid.

Something about renaming the game folder and then doing some other thing?
Title: Re: MAGS February "Mix and Match" (OPEN)
Post by: Slasher on 19 Feb 2018, 02:38
Build all files...

Glad to hear you are on course Mandle.. I shall expect perfection (laugh)
Title: Re: MAGS February "Mix and Match" (OPEN)
Post by: DBoyWheeler on 19 Feb 2018, 10:34
Still working on mine--I have just about three rooms left.
Title: Re: MAGS February "Mix and Match" (OPEN)
Post by: Slasher on 19 Feb 2018, 12:56
Still working on mine--I have just about three rooms left.
Woooeeee.... you have every chance of entering your game on time....

I'm still waiting for a few more voices to add to my game and then I have to join the dots, wrap it up in a pink bow and post it to the game database (laugh)
Title: Re: MAGS February "Mix and Match" (OPEN)
Post by: HanaIndiana on 19 Feb 2018, 23:38
Go Go GO, you can finish! I'm using this MAGS as a chance to practice my pixel art and it's taking me forever. I'm trying to finish, but I'm probably only about 30% done. :(
Title: Re: MAGS February "Mix and Match" (OPEN)
Post by: DBoyWheeler on 20 Feb 2018, 02:45
I think I'm almost done with mine.  I've completed the rooms and the coding with them.  All that's left is to test it, and then add in some sound effects and music (which oughta be the easiest part).  And I should be done.

[Update] It's FINALLY FINISHED!!!

Here it is:
White Bear Beauty Chlorinde and the Paranormal Parrot
http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/2241/

Completed Games Announcement: http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=55828

Screenshots if you need 'em:
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4630/39491967425_2b97cf2868_o.png)
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4652/25516672217_d93a112ea5_o.png)
Title: Re: MAGS February "Mix and Match" (OPEN)
Post by: Mandle on 21 Feb 2018, 23:22
Well, yesterday was my big chance to get a ton of work done on my game but something unexpected cropped up in RL and I could only get a bit of cosmetic work done. I doubt I will be able to release the finished game, but a "Chapter One" with a "To Be Continued In Chapter Two..." ending is a strong possibility.

I'll see how far along I am by next Monday/Tuesday or so before begging for the usual February extension... (laugh)

Title: Re: MAGS February "Mix and Match" (OPEN)
Post by: Shadow1000 on 22 Feb 2018, 00:26
I think I'm almost done with mine.  I've completed the rooms and the coding with them.  All that's left is to test it, and then add in some sound effects and music (which oughta be the easiest part).  And I should be done.

[Update] It's FINALLY FINISHED!!!

Here it is:
White Bear Beauty Chlorinde and the Paranormal Parrot
http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/2241/

Completed Games Announcement: http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=55828


I tried to play this game. It crashed
when i was near the secret room and I tried to look or do the scotch or the foam beads

Has this game been tested before uploading?