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Krita is really great, especially for people who want to use a tablet and can't handle how crappy GIMP deals with tablets!

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I realise that the title of this thread means people should be careful when entering, but still, there isn't a need to make the spoilers SO obvious!

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Bastion got me a knot in my throat near the end
Brothers near the ending was similar
The Walking Dead Season 1 as well

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Just saw this thread!
Yes, it was the great Ahmet/Ahmed meet-up! :D
Gord10 gave me a grand tour of the city interspersed with what was essentially a train-ticket scavenger hunt.
And yes, having never attended a mittens, it's fun to have still met so many AGSers!

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I believe that an RPG in which the world resembles European Middle Age may target Europe and America, too, but I'm not 100% sure.
The moment you mentioned this, it too, like Crimson, brought to my mind the incredibly praised world of Morrowind, compared to, for example, the less praised "generic" middle age european/roman world of Oblivion. So I don't think such a thing is necessary.

I'd say universal culture is universal culture, which certainly has a percentage of it being US/European, but I certainly don't think all US culture is universal, or all universal culture is US- the US is a large country with lots of varied culture, and what people outside it usually see is a combined mishmash that isn't necessarily representative of any specific place. I think because the rest of the world is so superficially familiar with the the output of American culture, sometimes we miss out that there are some things that are uniquely targetting or referencing a specific "American" thing, that we don't pick up on.

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Learning to draw is certainly important and useful.

However, if your main purpose in learning is to draw for game backgrounds and sprites, I feel you can take a larger number of shortcuts. The important thing is to come up with a streamlined process that you can repeat consistently with consistent (not necessarily super-quality) results.
With that in mind, perhaps a nice middle-way is to take/find photographs of stuff you can incorporate into your game, and then draw over them on your computer.

Painting over photographs for sprites
Sustainable Background design
Instagame Backgrounds

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The Rumpus Room / Re: Happy Birthday Thread!
« on: 26 Dec 2017, 15:39 »
Thanks, Anas :=

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 An interesting way to distinguish them, D,but then how would you describe dialogue minimalistic games like Dropsy, or the creature portions of the critter chronicles?

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Errr...are you asking for critique on the idea of making a game in the same universe? Or critique on the image in the first post? It looks nice, but haven't you already asked for help with that image in another thread?

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Critics' Lounge / Re: Which style for the night time?
« on: 31 Oct 2017, 21:45 »
I'd also say the first one looks better, aside from the glowy windows, I don't think those work, and since you're not using AGS, and probably using some 3D engine(?) the lighting issue that would exist with characters in the scene aren't there.

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I'd like to request the relatively spooky seeming Oxenfree, please!
And thanks for the hallowed giveaway :=

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General Discussion / Re: Icey Games Reborn
« on: 20 Oct 2017, 08:57 »
You saying that's NOT by Icey?! But it was on my wishlist and everything!

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General Discussion / Re: Toronto Meet-up (Toques 2017?)
« on: 26 Sep 2017, 01:57 »
I'm closest to Finch subway station, so I'm able to access most places from there apparently. Probably someone more familiar could pick a place and tell me the nearest station.

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General Discussion / Re: Toronto Meet-up (Toques 2017?)
« on: 25 Sep 2017, 06:14 »
This, by the way, is why Mittens is arranged six months in advance...
:=

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General Discussion / Re: Toronto Meet-up (Toques 2017?)
« on: 24 Sep 2017, 19:29 »
It doesn't have to be thornhill, that's just where I'll be staying. Donned central point would be helpful, though. I'll have to figure it how to get there once we decide.

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General Discussion / Re: Toronto Meet-up (Toques 2017?)
« on: 24 Sep 2017, 18:39 »
So is it currently a meetup of me, Sylvr, Catpunter and Ryan on Tuesday evening? Am I understanding that right?

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General Discussion / Re: Toronto Meet-up (Toques 2017?)
« on: 23 Sep 2017, 02:32 »
Since I'm arriving Monday at 1pm (not counting customs, getting luggage, travelling to my host, etc), it might get a little hectic, so I'd prefer Tuesday, but if Monday is more convenient for everyone else involved, I can do that too.

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General Discussion / Re: Toronto Meet-up (Toques 2017?)
« on: 21 Sep 2017, 03:38 »
But it's paid for, and I'd lose all the money!

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General Discussion / Re: Free Steam keys!
« on: 20 Sep 2017, 21:27 »
Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee is free on GOG.com until the 21st of September.

I actually already own this game in physical form. But a digital version can't hurt. :-D
Also on the Humble Bundle site (i.e. you'd get a steam key).

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General Discussion / Re: Toronto Meet-up (Toques 2017?)
« on: 20 Sep 2017, 02:54 »
Poutine Party in Kitchener at 8am! ;-D
Errrr... would a morning meeting be more convenient for more people? :D
And I'll be based in Thornhill, so I'm not sure if that means anything for anyone else.

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