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 5565 times)

MAGS Host

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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 »

Slasher

  • slasher
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    • Slasher worked on a game that was nominated for an AGS Award!
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)

ClickClickClick

  • Don't listen to me.
    • I can help with play testing
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Re: MAGS January "Misunderstood Motives" (OPEN)
« Reply #2 on: 02 Jan 2018, 07:02 »
Santa Esmeralda - The Game?

Stupot

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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?

Slasher

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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)

Ibispi

    • I can help with making music
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    • Ibispi worked on a game that was nominated for an AGS Award!
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 »

Cassiebsg

  • Cavefish
  • Fleeing the Cylon tyrrany...
    • Cassiebsg worked on a game that was nominated for an AGS Award!
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)
There are those who believe that life here began out there...

Slasher

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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...

Jack

  • Think deviant
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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

  • slasher
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    • Lifetime Achievement Award Winner
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    • Slasher worked on a game that was nominated for an AGS Award!
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...

Mandle

  • NO PIXEL LEFT BEHIND!!!
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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.

Stupot

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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!

Mandle

  • NO PIXEL LEFT BEHIND!!!
    • Mandle worked on a game that was nominated for an AGS Award!
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!

Mandle

  • NO PIXEL LEFT BEHIND!!!
    • Mandle worked on a game that was nominated for an AGS Award!
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:
Add spoiler tag for Hidden:

Add spoiler tag for Hidden:

Add spoiler tag for Hidden:


My bar might be even more fun if I manage to turn it into an actual game.

We will see...

Cassiebsg

  • Cavefish
  • Fleeing the Cylon tyrrany...
    • Cassiebsg worked on a game that was nominated for an AGS Award!
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)
There are those who believe that life here began out there...

Slasher

  • slasher
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    • Slasher worked on a game that was nominated for an AGS Award!
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)

DBoyWheeler

  • Maverick Hunter D-Boy at your service!
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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.

Slasher

  • slasher
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    • Slasher worked on a game that was nominated for an AGS Award!
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)



Slasher

  • slasher
    • I can help with AGS tutoring
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    • Lifetime Achievement Award Winner
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    • I can help with scripting
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    • I can help with story design
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    • Slasher worked on a game that was nominated for an AGS Award!
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)