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The Rumpus Room / Re: Post an awesome video clip
« on: Yesterday at 21:13 »
That is too awesome! (laugh)(laugh)

The Rumpus Room / Re: The 4 word story thread
« on: 18 Mar 2018, 21:48 »
description of the hallucinations

General Discussion / Re: Manic Miner for VIC-20
« on: 16 Mar 2018, 14:20 »
That's awesome Kweepa!  I love the fact that people are still developing games for the old 8-bit systems.

The Rumpus Room / Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« on: 16 Mar 2018, 08:57 »
Hmmm. I've never heard this but after reading Mandle's comments, is the answer to the 1st riddle 'snow'?

Ah, clever.  Yes the "six corners" bit threw me off, nice bit of deception there!

The Rumpus Room / Re: Name the Game
« on: 16 Mar 2018, 08:56 »
Butlins Holiday Camp Simulator 1984?

The Rumpus Room / Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« on: 15 Mar 2018, 21:57 »
No idea on the first one, the second I think is
Add spoiler tag for Hidden:
soldiers who would previously have died were now surviving, but with head injuries

The Rumpus Room / Re: *Guess the Movie Title*
« on: 14 Mar 2018, 23:16 »
Wondering if you've thrown a curve ball here so going to guess Back to the Future 3!

Haven't played one for a while but I used to get sent a fair few to review so I tended to play them as they were quick and easy to play, and some of them were rather good.  I've often viewed them as "adventure-lite"  since they do have many similarities to adventure games.  I guess it's the immersion and dialogue that are the main difference, although often the puzzles in HOGs are pretty random and nonsensical (I suppose you could level the same charge at quite a number of AGs!!)

Can't think of many names but I remember Snarkbusters being a particularly fun HOG.

Some extremely sensible advice already given here, perhaps more even as I type this. 

You can only help a person who wants (or at least is willing) to help themselves, and admits there is a problem.  It sounds as though your friend does not actually view over-drinking as the problem, but life itself, with "drinking himself to death" being the ultimate "cure", whilst drinking numbs him in the meantime.

It's interesting that he does manage to sober up sometimes though.  Maybe that shows there is some hope left?  The thing is you need to have a really serious conversation with him whilst he's sober - he won't like it and nor will you - but there's no point talking to him when he's not  Perhaps he's unaware of what he's really like when he's under the influence - have you told him directly?  (It's really not an easy thing to do, especially when it's someone you care about.)

As already mentioned though need to make sure that you don't put yourself at undue risk in this situation - again easier said than done and obviously you want to be a good friend, but please don't let those good intentions get you dragged down as well.  It's a real shame that your friend has (I assume) a negative impression of previous efforts to get genuine help, but he really does need it.

Don't know how this is going to turn out buddy but please take care of yourself here too.

Wow, it is now over 10000 signatures! 8-0


I see zero.


I saw that too... but leave the page open for about 10 seconds and it should show the total signatures (10,140 at this moment).  No idea why it's so slow.

The Rumpus Room / Re: The 4 word story thread
« on: 12 Mar 2018, 08:26 »
which was highly dangerous

Save the honour of your space cows, people!

The game is available at 25% off this weekend at GameJolt.

The Rumpus Room / Re: The 4 word story thread
« on: 09 Mar 2018, 13:48 »
was not entirely certain

The Rumpus Room / Re: The 4 word story thread
« on: 08 Mar 2018, 17:58 »
waved at the passing

The Rumpus Room / Re: Name the Game
« on: 08 Mar 2018, 08:41 »
Atavismus got it already so yeah, sorry Cap'n :=

At least I was right about being wrong! :grin:

This is a quick reminder to vote! In a few categories it is VERY close at the moment, so every vote counts!

May I just say in behalf of everyone nominated...


The Rumpus Room / Re: The 4 word story thread
« on: 07 Mar 2018, 22:05 »
and all is lost!

The Rumpus Room / Re: Name the Game
« on: 07 Mar 2018, 22:01 »
I'm alternating between wanting to say Utopia or Alpha Centuri, but I'm actually pretty sure both are wrong!

The Rumpus Room / Re: The 4 word story thread
« on: 07 Mar 2018, 12:18 »
become infected with toxic

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