Poll

What is the best game of MAGS February?

White Bear Beauty Chlorinde and the Paranormal Parrot by DBoyWheeler
1 (7.1%)
Wilfred:2088 by HanaIndiana
12 (85.7%)
A Martyr of Time by Mandle
1 (7.1%)
Finger of Suspicion by Slasher
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 14

Voting closed: 16 Mar 2018, 01:15

Author Topic: MAGS February "Mix and Match" (RESULT)  (Read 5783 times)

Re: MAGS February "Mix and Match" (OPEN)
« Reply #60 on: 28 Feb 2018, 08:02 »

"Sci-Fi, In the Future, Spaceship"

A little straightforward, uh?(laugh)

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Mandle

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Re: MAGS February "Mix and Match" (OPEN)
« Reply #61 on: 28 Feb 2018, 11:44 »
Begging right now for an extension until the end of next Sunday...

Pleeeeeaaassseeee...

February is short and I got robbed of my time to work on my game last week due to a shitty thing that happened in RL.

If I can get another few days I can release Chapter One of my game at least instead of just a crappy one puzzle thing that noone will enjoy...

If not then I understand...

But... Pleeeeeeeeaaaaaasssseeee...

Stupot

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Re: MAGS February "Mix and Match" (OPEN)
« Reply #62 on: 28 Feb 2018, 15:00 »
The best I can do is a 24 hour extension (Friday morning Japan time).

Trouble is, weekends are the worst time for me to get on my laptop to deal with it all. And my laptop is shitty so I like to close each MAGS and start the new one at the same time. And because my rule is to start each MAGS on the 1st of the month regardless even if there’s an extension to the previous month, that means I have to spend two sessions dealing with it instead of one.  It’s not much of a problem but man my laptop is bad and I sort of have to plan my mornings around it every time I have to fire it up.

HanaIndiana

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Re: MAGS February "Mix and Match" (OPEN)
« Reply #63 on: 28 Feb 2018, 21:20 »
Quote
A little straightforward, uh?(laugh)
:grin: I know, right. What's funny is it started out Comedy, In the Future, Underground tunnels.
Had some trouble with ideas, and changed it to Comedy, In the Future, Spaceship.
Then when all was said and done, I really couldn't call it a comedy, so there you go.
I'm stuck in my ways.

Mandle

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Re: MAGS February "Mix and Match" (OPEN)
« Reply #64 on: 28 Feb 2018, 22:37 »
The best I can do is a 24 hour extension (Friday morning Japan time).

Trouble is, weekends are the worst time for me to get on my laptop to deal with it all.

Understood... well, it would be Monday morning officially which would kind of make it like a normal 31 day month, give or take, but it's cool if I just have to upload what I have so far tonight, hopefully with a bugfix or two: interface is still a bit wonky...

Mandle

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Re: MAGS February "Mix and Match" (OPEN)
« Reply #65 on: 01 Mar 2018, 16:04 »
A MARTYR OF TIME


My very incomplete "demo" entry for this round.

Oldschool text adventure interface, meaning you should type stuff like "look bottle" and "get pen". Shortcuts like "l" for "look" and "x" for "examine" are supported (mostly... I hope...)

The interface is mostly only two-word input like the above examples. There are some cases where more words are needed and this is explained ingame when the need arises.

Type "save" to save game, "load" or "restore" to load game, "quit" to quit game.

You can die in this game. It is short but saving after progress might be a good idea. There is no autosave at the moment.

The game will let you know when the demo version has been completed fully.

IMPORTANT: TYPE ONLY IN LOWER CASE FOR THE WHOLE GAME OR THE PARSER WILL NOT UNDERSTAND!!!

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE GAME

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Re: MAGS February "Mix and Match" (OPEN)
« Reply #66 on: 01 Mar 2018, 21:19 »
Finger of Suspicion
Was it the ghost of fairfax manor that murdered Dorothy Moore or was it by the hand of the living?
This is a unique search by keywords(s) that you hear from suspects or see to further your investigation.
Can you solve this murder mystery? (With some help from your pet rat, Hugo.)
Prototype version...
Download Game

My thanks to all those that helped bring this game to life with their voices.

Screenshots



Specs:
1024 X 768
32 Bit color
Direct3D 9 hardware acceleration




« Last Edit: 01 Mar 2018, 21:23 by Slasher »

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Re: MAGS February "Mix and Match" (OPEN)
« Reply #67 on: 01 Mar 2018, 22:22 »
Oh, and cheers for the 24 hour extension, Stu!

I did manage to squash the more horrible bugs because of it. Still one or two known glitches and interface slightly wonky still but more stable and playable.

Should give a coffee-break/lunch-break size bit of fun I hope.

Didn't get up to the bit yet that includes the theme's setting or pet sadly so for now it's just:

Add spoiler tag for Hidden:
Sci-fi/Historical

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Re: MAGS February "Mix and Match" (VOTING)
« Reply #68 on: 02 Mar 2018, 01:19 »
The competition has now ended and voting is underway.

White Bear Beauty Chlorinde and the Paranormal Parrot by DBoyWheeler
Wilfred:2088 by HanaIndiana
A Martyr of Time by Mandle
Finger of Suspicion by Slasher

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Voting Ends: March 15th


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Re: MAGS February "Mix and Match" (VOTING)
« Reply #69 on: 02 Mar 2018, 08:23 »

I voted!

Add spoiler tag for Hidden:
for DBW!

Mandle

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Re: MAGS February "Mix and Match" (VOTING)
« Reply #70 on: 02 Mar 2018, 11:46 »

I voted!

Add spoiler tag for Hidden:
for DBW!

Do you have any time to give us some feedback on what you thought of the games?

Devs live for feedback... We crave it!

Re: MAGS February "Mix and Match" (VOTING)
« Reply #71 on: 02 Mar 2018, 18:42 »

You are right, Mandle! I will do it soon!

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Re: MAGS February "Mix and Match" (VOTING)
« Reply #72 on: 02 Mar 2018, 21:50 »
Some great games this month and some REAL last minute entries!

So here are my thoughts:

White Bear Beauty Chlorinde and the Paranormal Parrot by DBoyWheeler[/i]
Pros:

- The idea of a talking parrot-guide was creative.
- Lots of rooms for the length of the game. I happen to like games with rooms to explore.
- Meets the criteria for the contest
- The simple graphics for the backgrounds are pleasing

Cons:

- There didn't seem to be any puzzles in the game. It felt more like "complete the tasks"
- The main character's animation really detracts from the game
- I had it crash repeatedly. I did finish eventually, though


Wilfred:2088 by HanaIndiana
Beautiful game made in a short amount of time! Very original theme. I really enjoyed the puzzles and characters. Voice overs are a major bonus.

A Martyr of Time by Mandle
This one was a close runner up for the nostalgia alone! Trust Mandle to come up with something SO unexpected from beginning to end. It really reminds me of those games I used to play on the PET back in the 80s (ok, I'm old). Great theme and puzzles. I was disappointed when it ended! :( PLEEEEEEASE make it a full-length now that the contest time constraints are gone.

I do want to comment that I did NOT find it easy and it was not a fast play. I did complete it but it took quite the effort (well worth it, though)

Finger of Suspicion by Slasher
Another great entry. It looks like a LOT of detailed work and design went into it, and a LOT of voice acting. I would have preferred to see the voices accompanied by subtitles or other text where the user could skip to move things along. I happen to pick up information better by reading than listening (I know - I wouldn't make a good detective) but otherwise well done.

My vote goes to Wilfred 2088. When I have trouble choosing a winner from some great entries which all have strengths in different areas I go by which game game me the most overall enjoyment while playing and I definitely give that to Wilfred. Well done!
« Last Edit: 02 Mar 2018, 21:52 by Shadow1000 »

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Re: MAGS February "Mix and Match" (VOTING)
« Reply #73 on: 02 Mar 2018, 22:29 »
PLEEEEEEASE make it a full-length now that the contest time constraints are gone.

I did complete it

Great to hear that you enjoyed the game! I had no time to show it to anyone before release so I wasn't even sure if it was fun or not after test-playing like a hundred times myself.

Also great to hear it was finishable... I also wasn't sure if some parts were reasonably solveable. I could solve them because I knew the solutions but had no idea if they were possible for someone who didn't. So, good news all around. Cheers!

And yes, this is one that I WILL be developing into a full-length game because the story is so stuck in my head. And now that the interface(s) are (almost) glitch-free the actual work to expand the game-world is quite easy (and fun). The advantage of the text adventure: write a few sentences and you can create a new room in minutes, instead of hours/days/weeks when graphics are needed for everything...

In fact, I'll be working on it today after I play the other entries!

Stupot

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Re: MAGS February "Mix and Match" (VOTING)
« Reply #74 on: 02 Mar 2018, 23:51 »
Do you have any time to give us some feedback on what you thought of the games?

Devs live for feedback... We crave it!

You are right, Mandle! I will do it soon!
Also, if you can get into the habit of leaving comments and ratings on each game’s special AGS page in the database, that would be awesome. Not enough people do this.
« Last Edit: 02 Mar 2018, 23:53 by Stupot »

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Re: MAGS February "Mix and Match" (VOTING)
« Reply #75 on: 03 Mar 2018, 10:12 »
Some great games this month and some REAL last minute entries!
...
My vote goes to Wilfred 2088. When I have trouble choosing a winner from some great entries which all have strengths in different areas I go by which game game me the most overall enjoyment while playing and I definitely give that to Wilfred. Well done!
    I so absolutely agree (with all of the remarks done) (nod) and that's why I voted for cute Wilfred, too (even it is a cat :wink: )

Slasher

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Re: MAGS February "Mix and Match" (VOTING)
« Reply #76 on: 03 Mar 2018, 10:48 »
Due to not having enough time to fully complete my game as I would have liked I have to go for:

Add spoiler tag for Hidden:
Wilfred...Cute graphics, nice game play... Well done HanaIndiana (nod)

Glad we got 4 entries this month.

Let's see more for next month (nod)
« Last Edit: 03 Mar 2018, 10:53 by Slasher »

Riaise

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Re: MAGS February "Mix and Match" (VOTING)
« Reply #77 on: 04 Mar 2018, 13:30 »
I need a hint for A Martyr of Time (I would open thread in hints and tips, but since this game isn't in the database I don't know if that's allowed :-\). I think I need to go downstairs but the game won't let me, so I think I'm missing a step.

Add spoiler tag for Hidden:
I've cracked the code and have the map to Dakota apartments and the date of John Lennon's death. I used the bracelet to go there, but ended up embedded inside my apartment building. (laugh) So I have to go downstairs before I use the bracelet, but I can't work out how to get the game to allow me to do that.

I'm really enjoying the game so far, it's fun puzzling out what to do next! ;-D

Re: MAGS February "Mix and Match" (VOTING)
« Reply #78 on: 04 Mar 2018, 15:03 »
I need a hint for A Martyr of Time (I would open thread in hints and tips, but since this game isn't in the database I don't know if that's allowed :-\). I think I need to go downstairs but the game won't let me, so I think I'm missing a step.

Add spoiler tag for Hidden:
I've cracked the code and have the map to Dakota apartments and the date of John Lennon's death. I used the bracelet to go there, but ended up embedded inside my apartment building. (laugh) So I have to go downstairs before I use the bracelet, but I can't work out how to get the game to allow me to do that.

I'm really enjoying the game so far, it's fun puzzling out what to do next! ;-D

I got stuck there for a LONG time too. Did you:

Add spoiler tag for Hidden:
Use keypad
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Riaise

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Re: MAGS February "Mix and Match" (VOTING)
« Reply #79 on: 04 Mar 2018, 15:35 »
@Shadow1000
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Yes, if I use the keypad it takes me to 1980, before my apartment was built, and I end up falling. I'm sure I've missed something, but I can't work out what it is. :-[