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General Discussion / Kiddens - Mittens with Kids
« on: 21 Jun 2018, 11:40 »
Hi there!

A few days ago we visited abstauber and his family on our way back from our summer vacation. It was great to meet again, get to know his kids and talk about AGS, games and nerdy stuff ;-D Our kids also enjoyed it a lot.
We also talked about that it would be great to meet other AGSers with kids, especially veteran Mitteneers that can't attend Mittens now because they have kids.

Who would be interested in attending a Mittens with kids?

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Hi!
I want to port Cornelius Cat from AGS to MonoAGS. It is a fairly short game and has neither save/load nor translations, which is not available in MonoAGS, yet.
I thought I'd create a new thread for this, now that there is a separate board, to keep things organised.

I'm currently trying to set up the basic game structure (using mostly the Demo game and a bit of CW's games) and already have the first questions:

Is a player character needed, because it is loaded before the splash screen?

The splash screen (loadSplashScreen) has nothing to do with the Splash asset, right? It is the AGSSplashScreen from the engine but there does not seem to be documentation for it?

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Site & Forum Reports / New sub-forum for MonoAGS
« on: 12 May 2018, 15:52 »
I think there should be a subforum for MonoAGS
Yes, a sub-forum for MonoAGS will be useful.

Could we have a sub-forum for MonoAGS? I think it could be either located within the AGS Development or the Associated Sites section. It would be useful for engine development as well as game development using the engine.
Oh, and the moderator should be tzachs, of course.

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Sooner or later, a new version of AGS will be needed. I want to start a discussion because I want to see the general vibe of the community about this.

Several people started projects for this, to my mind come
  • AGS 4.0 which is a cleanup of the existing AGS engine
  • MonoAGS, created by tzachs as AGS successor
  • XAGE by Clarvalon

The question is, how should we, as AGS community, treat those projects? I started this topic because of Monsieur OUXX's thread. He suggested that MonoAGS should be allowed for MAGS. How much space do we want to give it in the forum already? He also suggested to make topics about it in the technical boards.

Some advantages I see in giving MonoAGS or XAGE more attention:
  • Make it more visible, spread the knowledge
  • The sooner people use it, the sooner there is feedback for the developer(s)
  • Prepare for a smooth transition to a new tool
Some disadvantages
  • It is in a very early stage and probably only useable to a few hardcore game developers, not the majority here.
  • There is no official successor of AGS
  • It could be confusing, especially for the technical boards, especially with more different engines

Do we want to define an official AGS successor? Shall we wait and see how projects develop? Maybe it is time to have a separate board for MonoAGS where all technical stuff can be discussed? Shall it be allowed for MAGS?

What are the thoughts of the engine developers, game deveopers, the community?

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Is it somehow possible to paste text from the clipboard into the game? Is there a plugin that can do this?

(Edit: Clarified subject. -Snarky)

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Have you made a game in 2017 and want it to compete in the AGS Awards 2017? This is the topic where to showcase it!
Post a database link, a brief description and some pictures (thumbnails preferred, here is an excellent FYC post from last year).

Do not be shy, by posting your game you are helping the players who will take some of their time to play/nominate/vote!

Usual remarks:
  • please include a link to your games page on the AGS games database
  • if you think a game deserves mention but the author isn't around, post a FYC for them! The more worthy games we get here, the better is for everyone!
  • this thread is for FYC posts only, if you want to discuss the awards go here!

Post your games here before nominations start, which will be in about two weeks. The earlier you post, the more time people have to play your game!

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Welcome to the AGS Awards, the event where the you, the player, choose the best games of the year!


Step # 0 - play them games!
You have some time to play games made in 2017. Do it!
Step # 1 - nomination time!
Select games you deem worthy in each category!
Step # 2 - vote, folks!
Pick from the nominees and we get a winner!

Step # 3 - party!
Big party to celebrate the winners!

Results are revealed!

Best Programming
Last & Furious

Best Short Game
I Want Out!

Best Non Adventure Game Created with AGS
Last & Furious

Best Demo
Jorry [Demo]

Best Voice Work
Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots

Best Music & Sound
Neofeud

Best Animation
Terror of the Vampire!

Best Character Art
Terror of the Vampire!

Best Background Art
I Want Out!

Best Puzzles
I Want Out!
Black Morph
Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots)

Best Gameplay
Black Morph

Best Character
"Captain Disaster" from Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots

Best Writing
Terror of the Vampire!

Best Freeware Game Created with AGS
Terror of the Vampire!

Best Game Created with AGS
A Tale of Two Kingdoms: Deluxe Edition

Lifetime Achievement Award
Slasher

Best Innovation Award
monkey0506
for his work to help AGS games reach the widest possible audience - through popular distribution platforms (Steam, Galaxy) as well as other operating systems (Android, Linux).



A bit of statistics

There were 106 games released last year
49 people nominated games
68 people voted for the awards, which is more than last year
24 games were nominated for at least one award
8 games won 17 awards in 15 categories
12 awards went to freeware games


The number of awards per game:

4 awards
Terror of the Vampire!

3 awards
Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots
I Want Out!

2 awards
Black Morph
Last & Furious

1 award
A Tale of Two Kingdoms: Deluxe Edition
Neofeud
Jorry [Demo]


See the nominated games on the wiki page: http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/wiki/AGS_Awards_2017

Here is a list of the games sorted by nomination count (thanks CaptainD!):
http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=55659.msg636581039#msg636581039

And here are the nomination results per category (thanks JimRead for putting them in order)
Add spoiler tag for Hidden:
Best Programming
 
A Tale of Two Kingdoms: Deluxe Edition
Black Morph
Kanji Gakusei
Last & Furious
Terror of the Vampire!

 
Best Short Game
 
Archeos
Black Morph
Hang On
I Want Out!
Memories Fade
 
 
Best Non Adventure Game Created with AGS
 
AGS Cycles
Astron
Dungeon Hands
Last & Furious
Pickpocket RPG
 
 
Best Demo
 
Detective Gallo
Dysmaton (Formerly "Forgotten City") Demo Version
Jorry [Demo]
SRAM 2 - Cinomeh's Revenge (demo)
Stable Pete and the Joust (DEMO)


Best Voice Work
 
10 Ways From Sunday
A Tale of Two Kingdoms: Deluxe Edition
Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots
Neofeud
Rat Channel
 
 
Best Music & Sound
 
A Tale of Two Kingdoms: Deluxe Edition
Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots
Neofeud
Unexpected at the Rising Star
 
 
Best Animation
 
A Tale of Two Kingdoms: Deluxe Edition
Black Morph
Jorry [Demo]
Legend of Hand
Terror of the Vampire!
 
 
Best Character Art
 
A Tale of Two Kingdoms: Deluxe Edition
I Want Out!
Legend of Hand
Neofeud
Terror of the Vampire!
 
 
Best Background Art
 
A Tale of Two Kingdoms: Deluxe Edition
Black Morph
I Want Out!
Neofeud
Terror of the Vampire!
 
 
Best Puzzles
 
A Tale of Two Kingdoms: Deluxe Edition
Black Morph
Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots
I Want Out!
Legend of Hand
 
 
Best Gameplay
 
A Tale of Two Kingdoms: Deluxe Edition
Black Morph
Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots
Last & Furious
Legend of Hand
 
 
Best Character
 
"Captain Disaster" from "Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots"
"Dr. Ego Goodmind" from "Terror of the Vampire!"
"Karl Carbon" from "Neofeud"
"Luke" from "I Want Out!"
 
 
Best Writing
 
A Tale of Two Kingdoms: Deluxe Edition
Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots
Legend of Hand
Neofeud
Terror of the Vampire!


Best Freeware Game Created with AGS
 
Archeos
Black Morph
I Want Out!
Last & Furious
Terror of the Vampire!
 
 
Best Game Created with AGS
 
A Tale of Two Kingdoms: Deluxe Edition
Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots
Legend of Hand
Neofeud
Terror of the Vampire!



Congratulations!



How do the AGS Awards work?
(This is information mostly for new members, same procedure as every year)

Every year, the AGS community embarks on a quest to find the best games made in the last year. All games are eligible, that were added to the AGS Database in the year 2017. There is a For Your Consideration thread where authors can promote their games and players get a good overview what might be worth playing.

The awards are a two-step process: First there is a nomination phase where all community members can nominate the eligible games in several categories (it will be the same categories as last year). The top five games of each category make it to the voting. Again, all members of the community can vote on their favourite games.
The final result is then announced in a live ceremony that can be joined either with a special client or any regular irc client (details to follow).


Party like it's 1990 in this thread!

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Completed Game Announcements / Kanji Gakusei
« on: 30 Dec 2017, 18:54 »

Kanji are Chinese characters that are used to write the Japanese language. There are several thousands of them. All Japanese children have to learn about 2200 kanji at school. Gakusei (pronounced "gucksay") means student.

Help our little girl to finish her homework by finding the six required Kanji.



Once you have found the characters, it is YOUR task to write them in her notebook.
An animation shows the correct writing stroke by stroke. Can you write them in the correct order?

 


Download here


The game uses Besh's MOUSE GESTURE SYSTEM script module that I enhanced a bit to support kanji.

Concept, graphics and coding: cat
Music: raeff
Testing: raeff, Mandle, Stupot, Cassiebsg, selmiak, Cornelius, Moeka, Aika, Kanade


When you have finished playing the game, please share your screenshot with us! It should be located in C:\Users\<your name>\Saved Games\Kanji Gakusei\screenshot.bmp

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Hello AGS community!

This is a friendly reminder for all AGS game developers:

Don't forget to add your games to the database until the end of this month!
Only games that were added to the database during 2017 will be eligible for the AGS Awards 2017 that will start with the beginning of next year. It would be a pity to miss out on such a great opportunity :)

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Site & Forum Reports / Wiki manual pages out of date
« on: 08 Dec 2017, 14:12 »
Wiki is like 10 years old compared to recent release, it is not even updated to AGS 3.2.1 (last version made by Chris Jones).
(I feel like repeating this for the 10th time in past couple of years, because people keep getting into similar situation :().
Maybe we should mark those wiki pages on the top of the page? We could make a banner that says "This article is outdated and only applies to old versions of AGS"

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Iceland sounds amazing, but no Mittens for us this year. We are going to have a baby in September ;-D so I won't do any long travelling this summer.


As it turns out though, we're going to Prague, Vienna and Budapest so that's off the table.
Awesome! Would be great if we could meet in Vienna. Since I'm off from work in July already, I have lots of time. We could also go on a short side trip outside of Vienna, like we did in Kawagoe...


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Have you made a game in 2016 and want it to compete in the AGS Awards 2016? This is the topic where to showcase it!
Post a database link, a brief description and some pictures (thumbnails preferred, here is an excellent FYC post from last year).

Do not be shy, by posting your game you are helping the players who will take some of their time to play/nominate/vote!

Usual remarks:
  • please include a link to your games page on the AGS games database
  • if you think a game deserves mention but the author isn't around, post a FYC for them! The more worthy games we get here, the better is for everyone!
  • this thread is for FYC posts only, if you want to discuss the awards go here!

Post your games here before nominations start, which will be in about two weeks. The earlier you post, the more time people have to play your game!

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Welcome to the AGS Awards, the event where the you, the player, choose the best games of the year!


Step # 0 - play them games!
You have some time to play games made in 2016. Do it!
Step # 1 - nomination time!
Select games you deem worthy in each category!
Step # 2 - vote, folks!
Pick from the nominees and we get a winner!
Step # 3 - party!
Big party to celebrate the winners!



Awards are over


The full result including all nominated games can be found on the wiki page.

Best Game Created with AGS
Kathy Rain by Clifftop Games

Best Freeware Game Created with AGS
Toffee Trouble in Creamville by Miez and cat

Best Writing
Shardlight by Wadjet Eye Games

Best Puzzles
Kathy Rain by Clifftop Games

Best Character
Kathy Rain (Kathy Rain)

Best Short Game
Toffee Trouble in Creamville by Miez and cat

Best Demo
The Journey of Iesir Demo by Dream Cauldron

Best Non Adventure Game Created with AGS
Until I Have You by Dualnames

Best Gameplay
Until I Have You by Dualnames

Best Background Art
Shardlight by Wadjet Eye Games

Best Character Art
Kathy Rain by Clifftop Games

Best Animation
Shardlight by Wadjet Eye Games

Best Programming
Until I Have You by Dualnames

Best Music and Sound
Kathy Rain by Clifftop Games

Best Voice Work
Kathy Rain by Clifftop Games



Best Innovation
Gurok (for improving and extending the AGS scripting language)

Lifetime Achievement
Crimson Wizard



Party like it's 1990 in this thread!

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Hello AGS community!

Another year of awesome games will soon come to an end.

So, here is a quick reminder (imagine some cheesy music in the background):


Are you a developer?
Did you make any games with AGS this year?

Wait no more, add them to the AGS database now! It's grand, it's free, it provides a platform to promote your games and makes your games eligible for the AGS Awards 2016.
Yes, you heard correctly - just add your game to the AGS database now and it will be eligible for the most important awards of the AGS community. Wouldn't it be great to see your game in the list of award winning games? No matter if adventure or non-adventure, free or commercial or even just a demo. Every game created with AGS can be added.

Wait no longer and get your free database entry here http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/add/ - now with up to three screenshots included!



Aehm... well, yes, just add it.
Thanks.

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Miez and I proudly present the sweetest game of this MAGS:

Toffee Trouble in Creamville




When the mayor leaves town and Toffee is in charge of Creamville, anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.

Get the game here!


Winner of MAGS April 2016 "Natural Disasters".



Update 17.12.2016
There is a new version with German translation and a few fixes.

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When downloading a game in Chrome where there is a direct zip download behind it (no mediafire hosting etc), there is a warning shown for the download:

xxx is not commonly downloaded and could be dangerous.

There is an option to still keep the download, but it is very scary for players. The warning does not show up in Firefox.

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