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AGS Games in Production / Re: Private Detective
« on: Yesterday at 14:07 »
Thanks everyone for the words of encouragement. It helps a lot, and I'm really grateful! :-D

I've fixed a few minor bugs, and added portraits to the conversations you have with suspects.
The reason for the portraits, is that I really wanted an excuse to have a character creator screen.

The Rumpus Room / Re: The 4 word story thread
« on: Yesterday at 14:02 »
Thus ending the alliteration.

The Rumpus Room / Re: What grinds my gears!
« on: Yesterday at 13:58 »
On the one hand, I completely understand why that person posted what Golliwog meant. The person seemed to be trying to be helpful, but their response to you was completely out of order. It was THAT person who was being passive-aggressive, you were simply correcting them.
I've actually heard people complain to me about the word crackers being offensive, as that's what black people call white people in America. But that won't stop me from using the word, because A: that's what we call those things we pull apart at Christmas, and B: what else am I supposed to call people who crack games?

She is bowing down to this SJW (who is white of course)
It grinds my gears when people use the word SJW. People use it too much to dismiss others. I've heard people who certainty are NOT an SJW being called an SJW, just because they say things that other people disagree with. The world is starting to become overrun with SJWJWs who call everyone SJWs!
These are the same people who claim everything is becoming offensive, and I hate it when people are easily offended about other people apparently being easily offended! And Facebook is full of people who are trying to find every excuse to be offended about easily offended people!
What's worse, is that I've not seen a single person notice this meta trend! :~(

The Rumpus Room / Re: Name the Game
« on: Yesterday at 13:41 »
In their defence, there's no actual clear rules for these games, but yes I agree it should be a game/film/tv show that's been released, otherwise we open the floodgates to cancelled games, films still being shot and so on. Also, please tell me that isn't a game you're promoting for!

(Author of pleughburgh, crikey, that was one of the first AGS games I played!)
I remember someone posting a screenshot of a Hero's Duty from Wreck it Ralph. That game doesn't even exist as a real game! Yet no one had any problem with it, and it was guessed quickly.
So, I think it depends on whether or not the game was released, and if it isn't, is it well known.

The Rumpus Room / Re: *Guess the Movie Title*
« on: Yesterday at 13:38 »
The Fly?

You could of course filter out dead ends, but you did write that the randomizing would be "making some puzzles impossible and others possible." The pitch reminded me a bit of Indiana Jones and His Desktop Adventures, which I always thought was incredibly boring and repetitive (like most randomly generated games), so that didn't really win me over.

But it sounds like a lot of these ideas are going into your Private Detective game, so I guess we'll see. Good luck!
Note to self, be more aware of wording. (laugh)
Yeah, I couldn't agree more about boring and repetitive when it comes down to randomly generated games. Which is one of the main things that was wrong with my pitch, that and could you imagine the story, or the lack of one? Adventure games live and die by their stories. A randomly generated one isn't going to have a good one, if it manages to have one at all.

As for my Private Detective game, here's hoping it comes out better than I could ever see my pitch going.
It's a learning process though.

My entry got two votes. I do suppose my pitch sounded too much like a horror game and not enough like an adventure game.
Assuming yours was number 10, no wonder since it said it was a horror game in the pitch. (laugh)
By the way, I voted for number 10 because it sounded more like a horror game than an adventure game (which made it sound interesting to me). Survival horror games, are basically just badly designed adventure games anyway.

AGS Games in Production / Private Detective
« on: 14 Jun 2018, 19:34 »
Private Detective is a procedurally generated murder mystery game, where you must solve randomly generated crimes by finding leads, questioning suspects, and gathering evidence from the crime scene to compare with samples found in the homes of the suspects. It plays a lot like an adventure game, but with a lot more deduction and a lot less inventory object puzzles.

The game has no end goal, except for the completion of as many cases as you can. I’m developing it to be something akin to Minesweeper or Solitaire. A fun little distraction that you play for a short while. As such there's no story (although I'm thinking about adding something extra after a hundred cases).

I know the title is really boring, but it's the best I could come up with. And unless I think of something better, it's probably going to stay like that.


Current Progress:
The game is roughly 85% complete. I would be more specific, but I'm kind of winging it, so I'm not sure how much more I'm going to add.
What I can say though is that it’s fully playable, but it’s lacking a lot of cosmetic fluff (art, writing, and programming wise) and it no doubt has plenty of bugs.

Release Date:
The deadline I’ve set myself is mid-july (which would make the full development cycle for this game around four months). And if I continue at the pace I’m going, and nothing major happens that distracts me from working on the game, I think it’s quite likely I will meet that deadline.

The Rumpus Room / Re: *Guess the Movie Title*
« on: 14 Jun 2018, 19:09 »
I was also going to give that guess a try but remembered they had a motorbike strapped to the back of the camper. Oh, and also it's not a camper...
Yeah, I thought they didn't have a camper, but it's been long enough that I can't properly remember.

Texas Chainsaw Massacre (the 2003 remake)?

The Rumpus Room / Re: *Guess the Movie Title*
« on: 14 Jun 2018, 12:57 »
Cabin in the Woods?

The Rumpus Room / Re: The 4 word story thread
« on: 14 Jun 2018, 12:56 »
intros later, and the

Also, I think Danvzare can be confirmed for 6, because he said he didn't do 5, and Snarky said he did 1.
Yep, that's right. :-D

I've got quite a few things to say about what people have said about my pitch as well. Most notably about how it would be filled with dead-ends and random solutions. But I'm going to refrain from doing that. As far as I'm concerned, people are right that it wouldn't work, but for the wrong reasons. So it doesn't matter. :-D

The Rumpus Room / Re: The 4 word story thread
« on: 13 Jun 2018, 12:39 »
at another time, on

Then I think yours is the high school monster hunter one.
Nope. (wrong)

General Discussion / Re: Incredibly sad news
« on: 12 Jun 2018, 13:39 »
Just saw on Twitter - I have no reason to believe its not genuine - that AGSer Amayirot Akago tragically took his own life this morning.  Thoughts are with his friends and family, I thought people here would want to know even though it's heartbreaking. Sorry to be the bearer of such very bad news.
Wait what!?! 8-0
But... why!
I never knew him personally, but I always saw him as being part of the AGS Forums family. I still remember the post he made about the origins of his username. :~(

He will sorely be missed.

I know it won't happen. But now I'm hoping he will come onto the forums and say that someone made it up. :~(

No one seems to have guessed my pitch yet. Here's a hint, it got less than two votes. :~(

General Discussion / Re: Free Steam keys!
« on: 11 Jun 2018, 19:46 »
And a question: Are there any genres nobody here likes, meaning I should refrain from posting these?
I don't think anyone here likes adventure games, so you should avoid those. (laugh)
In all seriousness though, I doubt there's any genres that everybody here dislikes, so just keep posting any free games you find. :)

Also, Ziggurat is currently free on Just go to the homepage and you should find it on the banner at the top.

The Rumpus Room / Re: The 4 word story thread
« on: 11 Jun 2018, 19:42 »
local goats gave, were

The Rumpus Room / Re: The 4 word story thread
« on: 09 Jun 2018, 16:42 »
of the Oregon Trail.

General Discussion / Re: Free Steam keys!
« on: 09 Jun 2018, 16:41 »
I can't tell if you are happy, or if you are laughing at me.
I'm happy! :-D Why would I be laughing? ???

Rather than reveal my vote, I thought it might be nice to offer a bit of feedback on each pitch.
I think that was a great idea, and I loved reading the feedback on my pitch.
I'll probably do the same in the next contest.

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