Author Topic: MAGS June "Ice" (OPEN)  (Read 1513 times)

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MAGS June "Ice" (OPEN)
« on: 01 Jun 2018, 00:47 »
Topic : Ice
This Month's guidelines set by: TGames

With the hot summer months finally upon us, we need something to cool us down.




Ice must be incorporated into your game in any form. Perhaps the setting is an icy tundra. Maybe the player is searching for an icy treat. Maybe a character is made out of ice. The topic is open to be interpreted as you wish and the possibilities are endless, as long as ice is somehow in your game.

There is no restriction on art you can use in this competition. Previously made art assets and public art assets can be used.

Ending:  June 30th

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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

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.


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Re: MAGS June "Ice" (OPEN)
« Reply #1 on: 01 Jun 2018, 09:23 »
cool 8-)

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Re: MAGS June "Ice" (OPEN)
« Reply #2 on: 01 Jun 2018, 10:20 »
I feel a draft coming on......a cool idea is in my mind (laugh)

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Re: MAGS June "Ice" (OPEN)
« Reply #3 on: 01 Jun 2018, 14:28 »
Must resist the urge to make a Vanilla Ice adventure game...

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Re: MAGS June "Ice" (OPEN)
« Reply #4 on: 01 Jun 2018, 14:34 »
Must resist the urge to make a Vanilla Ice adventure game...

DO NOT RESIST!

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Re: MAGS June "Ice" (OPEN)
« Reply #5 on: 01 Jun 2018, 15:29 »
Oh sure it may sound like a good idea now. But I'm sure that the Hammerman cartoon sounded like a good idea to someone.

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Re: MAGS June "Ice" (OPEN)
« Reply #6 on: 01 Jun 2018, 17:01 »
What an ice idea. Does this mean that all AGS'ers are now making ice games before they become cool?

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Re: MAGS June "Ice" (OPEN)
« Reply #7 on: 01 Jun 2018, 17:47 »
I'm loving all the puns (laugh)

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Re: MAGS June "Ice" (OPEN)
« Reply #8 on: 01 Jun 2018, 17:49 »
I'm loving all the puns (laugh)

Ice see what you mean.

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Re: MAGS June "Ice" (OPEN)
« Reply #9 on: 01 Jun 2018, 18:47 »
Thought it was time I kept my own diary of my progress in MAG competitions.

https://sites.google.com/view/slashersbolg-diary/home

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Re: MAGS June "Ice" (OPEN)
« Reply #10 on: 01 Jun 2018, 20:51 »
I've been so anxious to start working on this MAGS. I'v come up with an idea for a game where you have to investigate a Yeti attack in a Nepali village.

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Re: MAGS June "Ice" (OPEN)
« Reply #11 on: 02 Jun 2018, 06:47 »
Okay these puns are getting fridgiculous now.

Re: MAGS June "Ice" (OPEN)
« Reply #12 on: 02 Jun 2018, 10:28 »

 


(laugh)

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Re: MAGS June "Ice" (OPEN)
« Reply #13 on: 02 Jun 2018, 13:10 »
For some reason I find myself wondering if rubber bat nipples exist from the chill of puns.

I also wonder if I should go through with the Vanilla Ice adventure game. It could be fun. But I fear that it would be unleashing a horrible monster constructed out of the corpses of cartoons and other media from the late 80s/early 90s.
Is the world ready for a game inspired by Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2, Kidd Video, Hammerman, Captain Planet, Captain N, the Super Mario Super Show, and Saved By The Bell?

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Re: MAGS June "Ice" (OPEN)
« Reply #14 on: 02 Jun 2018, 14:04 »
DO NOT RESIST!

Take a chill-pill, bra...

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Re: MAGS June "Ice" (OPEN)
« Reply #15 on: 02 Jun 2018, 17:36 »
DO NOT RESIST!

Take a chill-pill, bra...

This MAGS theme is already on the rocks...

Re: MAGS June "Ice" (OPEN)
« Reply #16 on: 02 Jun 2018, 23:23 »
I didn't make it for the other one but I'm going to try to for this one. If I don't make it at least I learned.

:smiley:

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Re: MAGS June "Ice" (OPEN)
« Reply #17 on: 02 Jun 2018, 23:36 »
I didn't make it for the other one but I'm going to try to for this one. If I don't make it at least I learned.

:smiley:
That’s what it’s all about, CKM :-) Good luck.

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Re: MAGS June "Ice" (OPEN)
« Reply #18 on: 02 Jun 2018, 23:42 »
This MAGS theme is already on the rocks...

The topic is just too polarizing.

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Re: MAGS June "Ice" (OPEN)
« Reply #19 on: 02 Jun 2018, 23:53 »
This MAGS theme is already on the rocks...

The topic is just too polarizing.

Well that just about caps it off for today.

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Re: MAGS June "Ice" (OPEN)
« Reply #20 on: 03 Jun 2018, 00:54 »
Enough of the puns. Shouldn’t you all be working on your first draughts.

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Re: MAGS June "Ice" (OPEN)
« Reply #21 on: 03 Jun 2018, 11:35 »
don't you mean thawts?

I have a great idea but decided to put it on ice...

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Re: MAGS June "Ice" (OPEN)
« Reply #22 on: 04 Jun 2018, 10:06 »
Hi

My shortish Game 'Groundhog' is now at 99.99% complete and testing is next on the list.....

It's a fantasy / romance type game..


« Last Edit: 04 Jun 2018, 10:14 by Slasher »

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Re: MAGS June "Ice" (OPEN)
« Reply #23 on: 04 Jun 2018, 12:44 »
99.9% complete? Wow.
I didn't even have a real idea until almost bedtime last night.
I'm not even completely sure what mine is going to be other than having 1-3 characters lost somewhere with snow and ice.

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Re: MAGS June "Ice" (OPEN)
« Reply #24 on: 04 Jun 2018, 13:35 »
99.9% complete? Wow.
I didn't even have a real idea until almost bedtime last night.
I'm not even completely sure what mine is going to be other than having 1-3 characters lost somewhere with snow and ice.
Having decided to make a less time consuming game I opted for something shorter to create.. though I am playing the percentages.... the chances of getting the full solutions correct on the first go is very very slight...it may take many more goes and that expands the time.

So a game that could be completed in two minutes will probably take 10/15 minutes or even longer...

Groundhog:
"Bill Rutherford is an ordinary eight-to-five type guy. He works in a local bank doing a job that he finds rather stuffy. He is single and hopes that one day he will meet the girl of his dreams. He does not know it yet, but he is about to step into something mysterious that will change his life... forever."

This is a fantasy / romance game.

Maybe you should go for something similar?

« Last Edit: 04 Jun 2018, 13:44 by Slasher »

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Re: MAGS June "Ice" (OPEN)
« Reply #25 on: 04 Jun 2018, 13:53 »
This is a fantasy / romance game.

Maybe you should go for something similar?
I haven't really played those types of games, so I'm not sure how I'd do it.
But it does give me an idea that I could make it more of an interactive story. That would solve the problem of trying to figure out puzzles.
Thanks for triggering the idea.

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Re: MAGS June "Ice" (OPEN) GROUNDHOG
« Reply #26 on: 05 Jun 2018, 15:39 »
GROUNDHOG

http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/2261/

"Bill Rutherford is an ordinary eight-to-five type guy. He works in a local bank doing a job that he finds rather stuffy. He is single and hopes that one day he will meet the girl of his dreams. He does not know it yet, but he is about to step into something mysterious that will change his life...forever."

He goes to the Silver Caf'e for coffee when he bumps into Carol and it is instant attraction.

The idea of the game is to get to know Carol in as few days as possible. You do this by guessing her favorite things such as drink, food, song etc etc.

You need to get all subject options correct to go to the next scene..... failure of any subject dialog option will make you relive the day again.

Will Bill get the girl and most importantly, how many days does he need to relive before he does?

Fantasy/Romance.

Game is based on Dialog Option choices.

You cannot Save (short game) and the only cursor is the Pointer.

« Last Edit: 13 Jun 2018, 03:53 by Slasher »

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Re: MAGS June "Ice" (OPEN)
« Reply #27 on: 10 Jun 2018, 20:06 »
Come on guys,

show us your wares (laugh)

My game: Fixed some missed text...
« Last Edit: 10 Jun 2018, 23:57 by Slasher »

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Re: MAGS June "Ice" (OPEN)
« Reply #28 on: 10 Jun 2018, 21:22 »
I could show pictures of silverware.
Research and starting the AGS project file are all I currently have done. I don't have a name or anything.
I was going to at least start work on graphics this weekend, but I ended up playing Kerbal Space Program yesterday and have been distracted by other things today.
I'm not even sure if I'm going to make graphics using Inkscape and Spriter or in Blender with cartoonish shading.
I do know that there will be a way for your penguin to die with every decision given. And that there will be 2-4 settings for violence level.
Edit: Okay, here's a quick version of the player penguin made in Inkscape.
Not Safe For Mandle
Add spoiler tag for Hidden:

« Last Edit: 11 Jun 2018, 13:40 by VampireWombat »

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Re: MAGS June "Ice" (OPEN)
« Reply #29 on: 11 Jun 2018, 07:36 »
Errrr... I'm finding the positioning of the penguin's tail a little disturbing to my eye... (laugh)

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Re: MAGS June "Ice" (OPEN)
« Reply #30 on: 11 Jun 2018, 13:22 »
Is this better?


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Re: MAGS June "Ice" (OPEN)
« Reply #31 on: 11 Jun 2018, 15:21 »
I suspect the opposite is actually better.

See here: https://www.arkive.org/king-penguin/aptenodytes-patagonicus/image-G57835.html
Right to the ground level, wider, and even though it's black, maybe paint the tip dark grey (to suggest it's further away).
There are those who believe that life here began out there...

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Re: MAGS June "Ice" (OPEN)
« Reply #32 on: 11 Jun 2018, 15:30 »
I don't think that was what Mandle's wicked soh was ranting on about  (laugh)

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Re: MAGS June "Ice" (OPEN)
« Reply #33 on: 11 Jun 2018, 15:52 »
I'm a little confused at being shown a link to a king penguin adult when my penguin is an emperor penguin chick. And I'm pretty sure that if I made the tail anything like the image linked that it would be worse for Mandle.
But neither of my images are final. Just quick versions. The second was purely a quick change in hopes to make Mandle less... idunno, embarrassed?
I will most likely completely redo the penguin.
« Last Edit: 11 Jun 2018, 15:54 by VampireWombat »

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Re: MAGS June "Ice" (OPEN)
« Reply #34 on: 11 Jun 2018, 15:56 »
Oh, it's a chick!

Well, problem solved then... no tail! Just a huge fluffy furball !(laugh)
https://www.masterfile.com/image/en/700-02670605 ;)
There are those who believe that life here began out there...

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Re: MAGS June "Ice" (OPEN)
« Reply #35 on: 11 Jun 2018, 16:33 »
That would stop Mandle in his tracks (laugh)

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Re: MAGS June "Ice" (OPEN)
« Reply #36 on: 11 Jun 2018, 16:50 »
Is this better?

It is pretty cold down there so... Shrinkage!!!

(And yeah, what Cassie said plus this: maybe you don't need to even show the tail in front view? Do baby penguins have that long a tail?)

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Re: MAGS June "Ice" (OPEN)
« Reply #37 on: 11 Jun 2018, 17:41 »
It's difficult for me to properly tell the length of the tail for a baby penguin in front view because pretty much any front view I've found has snow.
But yeah, I probably will remove the tail completely from the front view. I'm going to attempt making it in Blender first. If I can't make an acceptable version by next Monday, then I'll just redo the Inkscape version.

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Re: MAGS June "Ice" (OPEN)
« Reply #38 on: 12 Jun 2018, 12:46 »
Baby penguins drag their butt on the ground, you shouldn't see the penguins 'tail' at all in the front view.
I am Jean-Pierre.

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Re: MAGS June "Ice" (OPEN)
« Reply #39 on: 12 Jun 2018, 18:59 »
Things are heating up! Ironic!

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Re: MAGS June "Ice" (OPEN)
« Reply #40 on: 13 Jun 2018, 18:08 »
Groundhog...

Some typos/grammar amended...

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Re: MAGS June "Ice" (OPEN)
« Reply #41 on: 15 Jun 2018, 13:30 »
So, my game is going to be changing a bit. I've been struggling with trying to figure out a story. And last night I had the idea to make it sort of Windows 3.1 emulator. How much is included depends on various factors. But I am definitely including an internet client based on Prodigy, Compuserve, and AOL. I'm planning to have email, various ice related stuff, and a few mini games.
If I have the time, I also want to make some Shareware style games.

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Re: MAGS June "Ice" (OPEN)
« Reply #42 on: 15 Jun 2018, 15:03 »
Hm... Excellent topic, so general that it allows for many personal ideas :)

I may try - but i am not sure if i will manage to have something ready...!

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Re: MAGS June "Ice" (OPEN)
« Reply #43 on: 16 Jun 2018, 07:22 »
Groundhog...

Tweaked...

VampireWombat.. Hope you manage to succeed your entry (nod)

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Re: MAGS June "Ice" (OPEN)
« Reply #44 on: 21 Jun 2018, 15:59 »
Where is everyone?

I was hoping we would get as many entries as last month..(nod)

Still, early days...

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Re: MAGS June "Ice" (OPEN)
« Reply #45 on: 21 Jun 2018, 16:51 »
Guess pretty everyone expended their time, energy, and creativity for month.
I know that I'm struggling to get anything done. But I promise I will have something for this month. Even if it's just sending and receiving 1 email and having a rock/paper/scissors minigame...

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Re: MAGS June "Ice" (OPEN)
« Reply #46 on: 21 Jun 2018, 17:17 »
I might have an ice demo at least in the works...

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Re: MAGS June "Ice" (OPEN)
« Reply #47 on: 23 Jun 2018, 13:40 »
I might have an ice demo at least in the works...
Come on... We need Mandle games (nod)

Do what you can mate ;)

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Re: MAGS June "Ice" (OPEN)
« Reply #48 on: 23 Jun 2018, 18:34 »
Very early testing screenshot, but it does show just a little bit what it might be like for Bill Fisher to arrive in the merry old port of London CIRCA 1920....

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Re: MAGS June "Ice" (OPEN)
« Reply #49 on: 23 Jun 2018, 19:20 »
I might jump in with a tiny weekend project to add some competition. Finished some EGA assets yesterday and set up the interface and couple of puzzles today. I'll throw in a few animations tomorrow and try to wrap it up. And if I have time during the week, I'll add some additional polish.


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Re: MAGS June "Ice" (OPEN)
« Reply #50 on: 23 Jun 2018, 21:05 »
I solved that puzzle already :D
Looking great Hobo!