Poll

What is your favourite MAGS game of January?

Fallen Hero by Slasher and Cassie
7 (70%)
Gwen Darkly by Ibispi
0 (0%)
Racist by Jack
3 (30%)

Total Members Voted: 10

Voting closed: 19 Feb 2018, 06:05

Author Topic: MAGS January "Misunderstood Motives" (RESULT)  (Read 4342 times)

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MAGS January "Misunderstood Motives" (RESULT)
« on: 01 Jan 2018, 23:47 »
The voting is over and the winner of MAGS January is:

Fallen Hero by Slasher and Cassiebsg.

Well done guys. You'll be contacted soon about choosing a theme for March.

Thanks to all participants and voters.

Fallen Hero by Slasher and Cassiebsg
Gwen Darkly by Ibispi
Racist by Jack

Please vote using the poll above.

Topic: Misunderstood Motives
This month's guidelines were set by Crimson Wizard

Misunderstood Motives

People may misinterpret others' actions. Think of a kind-hearted altruist, who was blamed to be sycophant. Think of a villain, whose cunning strategy made him/her look like a people's hero. Or maybe it was not strategy, but a sequence of (un)lucky curcumstances?
Or, perhaps, this may be a story of mutual misunderstanding, where two people hate each other for something that neither had intended to do.

Rules:
In your game there should be someone or something whose motives are largely misinterpreted by other characters, or even the player.
The true motives must be made known to the player at some point (it does not matter when exactly, you may reveal them right in the beginning).
It is not required for the true motives to be revealed to other characters.

Ending: January 31st

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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 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. For more information, please visit the Official MAGS website.
« Last Edit: 01 Mar 2018, 00:30 by MAGS Host »

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Re: MAGS January "Misunderstood Motives" (OPEN)
« Reply #1 on: 02 Jan 2018, 06:18 »
"Oh Lord, please don't let me be misunderstood." (laugh)

Topic is right up my street...I'll see what I can whip up ;)

Hold on to your pants (laugh)

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Re: MAGS January "Misunderstood Motives" (OPEN)
« Reply #2 on: 02 Jan 2018, 07:02 »
Santa Esmeralda - The Game?

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Re: MAGS January "Misunderstood Motives" (OPEN)
« Reply #3 on: 05 Jan 2018, 07:39 »
Let’s have a show of hands. Who’s in?

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Re: MAGS January "Misunderstood Motives" (OPEN)
« Reply #4 on: 05 Jan 2018, 10:42 »
Hi Stu,

If I can slip in a few hours between 3 other games this month I'll be in for sure (nod)

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Re: MAGS January "Misunderstood Motives" (OPEN)
« Reply #5 on: 05 Jan 2018, 12:54 »
I'm in!
Slasher, I challenge you to a duel of MAGS! (∩ ͡ ° ʖ̯ ͡ °)⊃-=(————-
Add spoiler tag for Hidden:
If you can't find the time to participate though, it's ok.
(This time it won't be as bad as it was with my previous MAGS, since I'm not teamed up with Babar :=)
« Last Edit: 05 Jan 2018, 12:57 by Ibispi »

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Re: MAGS January "Misunderstood Motives" (OPEN)
« Reply #6 on: 05 Jan 2018, 22:07 »
I'm not in, though if anyone wants a hand with the art for the game, feel free to PM. ;)(nod)
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Re: MAGS January "Misunderstood Motives" (OPEN)
« Reply #7 on: 06 Jan 2018, 09:21 »
My Game is titled: Fallen Hero..

Cassiebsg: Sent you PM...

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Re: MAGS January "Misunderstood Motives" (OPEN)
« Reply #8 on: 11 Jan 2018, 21:09 »
I am working on an action game. Not sure how I'm going to work the theme into that.

Slasher

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Re: MAGS January "Misunderstood Motives" (OPEN)
« Reply #9 on: 12 Jan 2018, 11:23 »
Jack be nimble Jack be quick....

Why shouldn't an action game fit into the theme? I can think of a few...

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Re: MAGS January "Misunderstood Motives" (OPEN)
« Reply #10 on: 12 Jan 2018, 22:37 »
Why shouldn't an action game fit into the theme? I can think of a few...

Just have the princess tell the hero at the end "Thanks but no thanks." and that she had actually eloped with the villian, not been kidnapped.

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Re: MAGS January "Misunderstood Motives" (OPEN)
« Reply #11 on: 13 Jan 2018, 01:46 »
Why shouldn't an action game fit into the theme? I can think of a few...

Just have the princess tell the hero at the end "Thanks but no thanks." and that she had actually eloped with the villian, not been kidnapped.
You’ve just made me rethink the whole of Mario Odyssey!

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Re: MAGS January "Misunderstood Motives" (OPEN)
« Reply #12 on: 13 Jan 2018, 12:39 »
Why shouldn't an action game fit into the theme? I can think of a few...

Just have the princess tell the hero at the end "Thanks but no thanks." and that she had actually eloped with the villian, not been kidnapped.
You’ve just made me rethink the whole of Mario Odyssey!

I was thinking of Mario when I posted but then thought of Dragon's Lair and how unsexy the ending could have been if this were true.

Re: MAGS January "Misunderstood Motives" (OPEN)
« Reply #13 on: 13 Jan 2018, 13:00 »
Why shouldn't an action game fit into the theme? I can think of a few...

Just have the princess tell the hero at the end "Thanks but no thanks." and that she had actually eloped with the villian, not been kidnapped.
You’ve just made me rethink the whole of Mario Odyssey!

I was thinking of Mario when I posted but then thought of Dragon's Lair and how unsexy the ending could have been if this were true.
I think that Braid already did that plot twist with the eloped princess.

Anyway, another typical twist you can use is when the villain is captured/defeated by the hero, but then just cackles "It was my plan all along!", there's a cliche ripe for parody!

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Re: MAGS January "Misunderstood Motives" (OPEN)
« Reply #14 on: 14 Jan 2018, 16:53 »
I have a really creepy uncanny valley bar on the side where possible celebrities stop by now and then:
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My bar might be even more fun if I manage to turn it into an actual game.

We will see...

Cassiebsg

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Re: MAGS January "Misunderstood Motives" (OPEN)
« Reply #15 on: 14 Jan 2018, 18:08 »
Yeah, right now it's really up your alley... scary! 8-0 (laugh)
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Re: MAGS January "Misunderstood Motives" (OPEN)
« Reply #16 on: 16 Jan 2018, 06:39 »
Come on Mandle, you know you want to (laugh)

Anyone else participating besides me and possibly Jack?

We don't need another one horse race (laugh)

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Re: MAGS January "Misunderstood Motives" (OPEN)
« Reply #17 on: 16 Jan 2018, 15:51 »
I wish I could take part in this, but a lot is going on.

I do hope to take part in the February MAGS if one does take place then.

Best of luck to this current one.

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Re: MAGS January "Misunderstood Motives" (OPEN)
« Reply #18 on: 16 Jan 2018, 16:21 »
I wish I could take part in this, but a lot is going on.

I do hope to take part in the February MAGS if one does take place then.

Best of luck to this current one.
The Topic will be mine... So hold on to your britches (laugh)



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Re: MAGS January "Misunderstood Motives" (OPEN)
« Reply #19 on: 19 Jan 2018, 07:15 »
My entry (Fallen Hero) is 90% finished with the help from Cassiebsg (nod)

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Re: MAGS January "Misunderstood Motives" (OPEN)
« Reply #20 on: 19 Jan 2018, 14:45 »
My entry (Fallen Hero) is 90% finished with the help from Cassiebsg (nod)

Woo.  Looking forward to this.

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Re: MAGS January "Misunderstood Motives" (OPEN)
« Reply #21 on: 19 Jan 2018, 17:35 »
Based on the stuff I want to put in it, I'd say mine is about 50% done. Pretty much all the work is programming, except for a few blender renders.

Mandle

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Re: MAGS January "Misunderstood Motives" (OPEN)
« Reply #22 on: 21 Jan 2018, 14:22 »
Yay! The bar at Mixed Up Drinks is now officially open as the first shot of vodka has been poured!

Add spoiler tag for Hidden:


Note to self: Clean up the pixel issues on the hair and facial parts of customers and change the colour of their shirts so they don't all look like escaped inmates from some institution.

Cassiebsg

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Re: MAGS January "Misunderstood Motives" (OPEN)
« Reply #23 on: 21 Jan 2018, 18:39 »
Damn you Mandle... why you only do horror games? 8-0

jk (laugh)
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Jack

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Re: MAGS January "Misunderstood Motives" (OPEN)
« Reply #24 on: 21 Jan 2018, 19:04 »
The thing about action games is, AI. And I'm a bit stuck on this point at the moment.

Slasher

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Re: MAGS January "Misunderstood Motives" (OPEN)
« Reply #25 on: 21 Jan 2018, 19:13 »
Jack 'stuck', surely  not, vicar (laugh)

Stuck with what?

Ibispi

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Re: MAGS January "Misunderstood Motives" (OPEN)
« Reply #26 on: 22 Jan 2018, 18:29 »
Sad to see that everyone's progressing better than me. :~(
I've started working on graphics for my game.

(this is the first background)
I'm almost done with writing, my game will mostly consist of dialogues and one big puzzle.
It's gonna have a LOT of text, not sure if it's a good or a bad thing (laugh)
Let's see who makes a better game, Slasher! (∩ ͡ ° ʖ̯ ͡ °)⊃-=(————- En garde!

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Re: MAGS January "Misunderstood Motives" (OPEN)
« Reply #27 on: 22 Jan 2018, 18:53 »
touché (laugh)





« Last Edit: 22 Jan 2018, 19:03 by Slasher »

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Re: MAGS January "Misunderstood Motives" (OPEN)
« Reply #28 on: 22 Jan 2018, 19:41 »
Ooh, looks interesting.

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Re: MAGS January "Misunderstood Motives" (OPEN)
« Reply #29 on: 22 Jan 2018, 23:03 »
Jack 'stuck', surely  not, vicar (laugh)

Stuck with what?
It's the AI. They just won't become self-aware. They're have access to over 200,000 words, but all they use is "EXTERMINATE!". Also, they're terrible on rough terrain.

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Re: MAGS January "Misunderstood Motives" (OPEN)
« Reply #30 on: 23 Jan 2018, 00:49 »
It's the AI. They just won't become self-aware. They're have access to over 200,000 words, but all they use is "EXTERMINATE!". Also, they're terrible on rough terrain.

(laugh)(laugh)(laugh)

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Re: MAGS January "Misunderstood Motives" (OPEN)
« Reply #31 on: 23 Jan 2018, 19:05 »
The bar now has a soda gun that can add cola (and other sodas soonish) to drinks:
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Re: MAGS January "Misunderstood Motives" (OPEN)
« Reply #32 on: 23 Jan 2018, 20:34 »

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Re: MAGS January "Misunderstood Motives" (OPEN)
« Reply #33 on: 25 Jan 2018, 10:22 »
Come on Mandle............. I want to get sloshed, paralytic, legless, as a judge!  (laugh)

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Re: MAGS January "Misunderstood Motives" (OPEN)
« Reply #34 on: 26 Jan 2018, 15:32 »
Come on Mandle............. I want to get sloshed, paralytic, legless, as a judge!  (laugh)

Well... I did a bit of coding tonight that sets up a lot of the gameplay so I may be able to get the game done in time...

We shall see...

(Also: you play the bartender in the game so you get other people drunk, not yourself... ALthough that actually gives me an idea that could be fun if time allows...)

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Re: MAGS January "Misunderstood Motives" (OPEN)
« Reply #35 on: 26 Jan 2018, 17:03 »

 
When your prime motives are misunderstood.
Game is being tested.
Story Line:
Larry 'Fingers' Brown is living in a squalid room and is down on his luck. Suddenly, whilst reading the days newspaper he sees that a Celebrity Diamond ring worth 2 million pounds is being auctioned and is being hosted at a local jewelers... He can't believe his luck and gathers his burglary tools and sets off to steal it not knowing what fate lays ahead.....

My thanks to Cassiebsg for her wonderful Backgrounds and animations...

Screenshots






Specs:
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32 Bit color
Direct3D 9 hardware acceleration




« Last Edit: 26 Jan 2018, 17:06 by Slasher »

Jack

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Re: MAGS January "Misunderstood Motives" (OPEN)
« Reply #36 on: 26 Jan 2018, 18:29 »
Wow, a release already. That's one for sure, then.

I got over the AI hump. I got the algorithm I spent all the time on to work, and then I just went with a super simplistic solution that works much better.

The game is technically playable now, it's just a matter of how much stuff I have planned that I can put in it.

Slasher

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Re: MAGS January "Misunderstood Motives" (OPEN)
« Reply #37 on: 27 Jan 2018, 08:14 »
Wow, a release already. That's one for sure, then.

I got over the AI hump. I got the algorithm I spent all the time on to work, and then I just went with a super simplistic solution that works much better.

The game is technically playable now, it's just a matter of how much stuff I have planned that I can put in it.
Sometimes simple is best (nod) Tell me about it (laugh)


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Re: MAGS January "Misunderstood Motives" (OPEN)
« Reply #38 on: 27 Jan 2018, 13:47 »
Congrats on finishing your game already, Slasher.
I don't know if I'll manage to finish mine on time.
Here's one of the backgrounds I drew for my game:



Right now I'm in the process of drawing sprites & adding animations to my game

EDIT: Sorry Slasher (and others), I can't finish the game on time. It was my own mistake to choose to do this during an exam period. It's exhausting to do the exams & MAGS at the same time.
« Last Edit: 28 Jan 2018, 18:22 by Ibispi »

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Re: MAGS January "Misunderstood Motives" (OPEN)
« Reply #39 on: 29 Jan 2018, 03:11 »
Yes, that is a shame Ibispi..

Oh, well. Still three of us may make it, hopefully...

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Re: MAGS January "Misunderstood Motives" (OPEN)
« Reply #40 on: 29 Jan 2018, 13:39 »
That's a shame, Ibispi. :(

I'm going into cheerleader mode for the rest of you, though. Come on you guys, you can do it! Go Slasher! Go Jack! Go Mandle! Woo! :-D

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Re: MAGS January "Misunderstood Motives" (OPEN)
« Reply #41 on: 29 Jan 2018, 14:08 »
Oh, well. Still three of us may make it, hopefully...

I'm dedicating tomorrow night and Wednesday to completing my game but will still have to see how it goes.

I've already cut the concept down from the original idea and it may need further cutting to get done on time. But that's the way it goes, eh?

Jack

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Re: MAGS January "Misunderstood Motives" (OPEN)
« Reply #42 on: 29 Jan 2018, 19:25 »
Yes, I've stopped adding features and started adding necessities. Hopefully I will have some time after to add the best feature of all.

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Re: MAGS January "Misunderstood Motives" (OPEN)
« Reply #43 on: 29 Jan 2018, 20:40 »
Yes, I've stopped adding features and started adding necessities. Hopefully I will have some time after to add the best feature of all.
Sure, after the main MAGS event, you could work on it to make a "deluxe edition".  It's all good. :-D

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Re: MAGS January "Misunderstood Motives" (OPEN)
« Reply #44 on: 30 Jan 2018, 08:34 »
Jack: why add the best bit last? It should have been first (laugh)

Mandle: Spare that axe (laugh)

Ibispi: That's what I hated about school (laugh)

Well, I'm practically done with mine ready or not here I come (laugh)

Larry 'Fingers' Brown says: Bolt your doors and lock your windows (laugh)


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Re: MAGS January "Misunderstood Motives" (OPEN)
« Reply #45 on: 30 Jan 2018, 17:22 »
Hey Ibispi, next time contact me, we should team up for a MAGS game!


Slasher

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Re: MAGS January "Misunderstood Motives" (OPEN)
« Reply #46 on: 31 Jan 2018, 06:14 »

 
When your prime motives are misunderstood.

Download Here


Story Line:
Larry 'Fingers' Brown is living in a squalid room and is down on his luck. Suddenly, whilst reading the days newspaper he sees that a Celebrity Diamond ring worth 2 million pounds is being auctioned and is being hosted at a local jewelers... He can't believe his luck and gathers his burglary tools and sets off to steal it not knowing what fate lays ahead.....

My thanks to Cassiebsg for her wonderful Backgrounds and animations...

Screenshots






Specs:
640 X 360
32 Bit color
Direct3D 9 hardware acceleration

Download Here





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Re: MAGS January "Misunderstood Motives" (OPEN)
« Reply #47 on: 31 Jan 2018, 14:25 »
I'm going to have to back out of this MAGS because I cut back the concept of my game to the point where I felt it was not interesting enough to release in that form.

My initial vision was a bar that customers came in and out of and the bartender gained an insight into their lives via that interaction...

But that didn't happen.

What I could have released was much less than that and was starting to fall into just a Diner-Dash kind of gameplay of serving drinks before the customers run out of patience...

I did want that to be a part of the gameplay but not the everything and didn't want to code a bunch of boiler-plate over the game in a rush and then have to go back in and strip it back out...

Summary: I got lazy...:(
« Last Edit: 31 Jan 2018, 15:50 by Mandle »

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Re: MAGS January "Misunderstood Motives" (OPEN)
« Reply #48 on: 31 Jan 2018, 14:51 »
Wise words, Mandle... If it don't feel right...

Sorry to hear though (nod)

A horses falls at the fence not far from the winning post (laugh)

Jack

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Re: MAGS January "Misunderstood Motives" (OPEN)
« Reply #49 on: 31 Jan 2018, 17:53 »
Admit it, Mandle. Those cut up faces were haunting your dreams and you had to stop before they cross into this realm or pull you into theirs.

As for me, I can get it releasable and it might make sense, but there will be no awesome extras.

Jack

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Re: MAGS January "Misunderstood Motives" (OPEN)
« Reply #50 on: 01 Feb 2018, 00:06 »
Racist

Racist is a kinetic racer (think Asteroids without the asteroids). Complete 4 "story" tracks or play arcade mode. Beat Chad in the last race to learn his true motives.







Download (Windows)
Download (Linux)

CONTROLS: Up, Down, Left, Right

EPILOGUE: I ended up having to leave out a lot of cool features, which includes simple combat. (The ships and checkpoint poles are placeholder art, for frigsakes). Your ship is a hair faster than Chad's, so once you figure out overtaking it should be (too) easy to get 1st place. Mess up and you will have a challenge on your hands.
« Last Edit: 01 Feb 2018, 00:52 by Jack »

Stupot

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Re: MAGS January "Misunderstood Motives" (OPEN)
« Reply #51 on: 01 Feb 2018, 01:43 »
Thanks for the entries guys. Real life has come up so I’m a bit busy.
Who fancies an extension until Sunday Night (GMT)?

Also the new Feb MAGS thread will be a teeny bit late but it will be up later today.

HanaIndiana

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Re: MAGS January "Misunderstood Motives" (OPEN)
« Reply #52 on: 01 Feb 2018, 02:15 »
YAY can't wait to play the Jan entries! The two so far look very intriguing. I'm also curious (and maybe a little afraid) of what theme Slasher came up with for Feb. (laugh)
I'm entering no matter the theme, so I can practice my pixel "art".

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Re: MAGS January "Misunderstood Motives" (OPEN)
« Reply #53 on: 01 Feb 2018, 06:33 »
Glad to have you jump on board this crazy train HanaIndiana (laugh)

Don't worry, you may be pleasantly surprised with Feb's mag topic ;)

Jack

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Re: MAGS January "Misunderstood Motives" (OPEN)
« Reply #54 on: 01 Feb 2018, 17:35 »
Who fancies an extension until Sunday Night (GMT)?

Fortune has smiled upon me!  :=

Ibispi

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Re: MAGS January "Misunderstood Motives" (OPEN)
« Reply #55 on: 01 Feb 2018, 17:40 »
Hey Ibispi, next time contact me, we should team up for a MAGS game!
Some other time maybe, Brane. :sealed:

Thanks for the extension, Stupot. I might finish my game now, since I've rested a bit.

Cassiebsg

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Re: MAGS January "Misunderstood Motives" (OPEN)
« Reply #56 on: 01 Feb 2018, 18:13 »
Weeee! (nod)
Looking forward!
There are those who believe that life here began out there...

Re: MAGS January "Misunderstood Motives" (OPEN)
« Reply #57 on: 02 Feb 2018, 01:11 »
I played Fallen Hero last night and I really enjoyed it. I really like the teaming-up of Slasher and Cassiebg.

The overall experience was fun and a great idea. Good story and good execution of the theme. Not particularly challenging in terms of puzzles, the game flowed well and related a great story.

Well done.

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Re: MAGS January "Misunderstood Motives" (OPEN)
« Reply #58 on: 02 Feb 2018, 05:23 »
Fallen Hero

Few issues resolved:

Idle view behavior..
Neighbor and his car resized..

New build uploaded.



« Last Edit: 02 Feb 2018, 05:33 by Slasher »

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Re: MAGS January "Misunderstood Motives" (OPEN)
« Reply #59 on: 02 Feb 2018, 09:58 »
I'm thinking of putting together a completely new entry over the weekend if time permits.

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Re: MAGS January "Misunderstood Motives" (OPEN)
« Reply #60 on: 03 Feb 2018, 15:22 »
I'm thinking of putting together a completely new entry over the weekend if time permits.

I tried but it has imploded in upon itself...

I had it mostly working but then I messed around with the code and everything went to hell fast...

Out of time and patience so best of luck to all who survived this MAGS!

Ibispi

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Re: MAGS January "Misunderstood Motives" (OPEN)
« Reply #61 on: 03 Feb 2018, 18:08 »
So far my project hasn't exploded, 1 day left though. It's heating up. 8-0

Mandle

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Re: MAGS January "Misunderstood Motives" (OPEN)
« Reply #62 on: 04 Feb 2018, 00:11 »
I have to go out to lunch today with a friend but after that I will probably have another look at my code. Usually after I step away for a while the problem sticks out like a sore thumb and I can't believe I couldn't see it before.

Hopefully I can pull it together because it could be quite a fun, if simple, game.

Jack

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Re: MAGS January "Misunderstood Motives" (OPEN)
« Reply #63 on: 04 Feb 2018, 02:58 »
I got a little ahead of schedule, but then spent hours today getting an intercept equation to work. I think I have it now.

If nothing comes up tomorrow, I should be able to finish it.

Ibispi

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Re: MAGS January "Misunderstood Motives" (OPEN)
« Reply #64 on: 04 Feb 2018, 21:06 »
Gwen Darkly: Intro to the First Case - Mini Demo



This download link or
this alternate download link if the first one doesn't work for you.

Sadly, I didn't manage to complete my game on time, the scope was too big. However, I thought to upload something for MAGS as a form of respect towards the competition. :=
(Even though it's a demo, it should still count as an entry, right?)

This is just the first dialogue part of the game that introduces the case (it's a detective game). I will finish the whole game later, either during this month or the next month.

« Last Edit: 04 Feb 2018, 22:40 by Ibispi »

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Re: MAGS January "Misunderstood Motives" (OPEN)
« Reply #65 on: 04 Feb 2018, 22:14 »
Ummmmm... any chance of an extension on the extension? :-D

Jack

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Re: MAGS January "Misunderstood Motives" (OPEN)
« Reply #66 on: 05 Feb 2018, 00:15 »
Racist (Mk. 2)

Racist is a kinetic racer (think Asteroids without the asteroids). Complete 4 "story" tracks or play arcade mode. Beat Chad in the last race to learn his true motives.







Download (Windows)
Download (Linux)

CONTROLS: Up, Down, Left, Right
BOOST: Z
FIRE: F

Your ship is now exactly as fast as Chad's. They are still the two fastest ships in the game. Damage will slightly decrease top speed.

(Linux version added)
(Fixed a weapon spawning bug)
« Last Edit: 05 Feb 2018, 01:39 by Jack »

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Re: MAGS January "Misunderstood Motives" (OPEN)
« Reply #67 on: 05 Feb 2018, 06:11 »
Time to vote. Sorry for the slight delay.

Thanks to those who entered.

Please vote using the poll above.

Fallen Hero by Slasher and Cassiebsg
Gwen Darkly by Ibispi
Racist by Jack

Mandle

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Re: MAGS January "Misunderstood Motives" (OPEN)
« Reply #68 on: 05 Feb 2018, 11:02 »
Actually, having missed the deadline 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 next month's MAGS!

DBoyWheeler

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Re: MAGS January "Misunderstood Motives" (OPEN)
« Reply #69 on: 05 Feb 2018, 20:13 »
For some weird reason, the black creature in Gwen Darkly reminds me of the Mother/Queen Ing from Metroid Prime 2: Echoes.

Anyway, good luck with all the entrants.

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Re: MAGS January "Misunderstood Motives" (VOTING)
« Reply #70 on: 12 Feb 2018, 23:34 »
I forgot to change the thread title to (VOTING) so some folks might have missed it. Well miss no more. You still have just under a week to vote.

Riaise

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Re: MAGS January "Misunderstood Motives" (VOTING)
« Reply #71 on: 13 Feb 2018, 13:42 »
Ha, I almost did forget to vote! The games are all so different that it was difficult to choose! Well done, everyone! ;-D

Edit: And I hope you've all remembered to vote in the MAGGIES, too! (nod)

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Re: MAGS January "Misunderstood Motives" (VOTING)
« Reply #72 on: 18 Feb 2018, 12:10 »
Good luck to all you guys that entered... Time is closing in (nod)

Get your vote in NOW (nod)

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Re: MAGS January "Misunderstood Motives" (VOTING)
« Reply #73 on: 19 Feb 2018, 06:23 »
The voting is over and the winner of MAGS January is:

Fallen Hero by Slasher and Cassiebsg.

Well done guys. You'll be contacted soon about choosing a theme for March.

Thanks to all participants and voters.

Riaise

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Re: MAGS January "Misunderstood Motives" (VOTING)
« Reply #74 on: 19 Feb 2018, 14:45 »
Congrats Slasher and Cassie! ;-D

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Re: MAGS January "Misunderstood Motives" (VOTING)
« Reply #75 on: 21 Feb 2018, 04:42 »
Gee, thanks...(nod)

Luck of the draw sometimes....

My thanks to Cassiebsg for her help.

Watch out for my topic next month...