Poll

What is your favourite game of MAGS July?

Stories of the unexpected: 'Until further notice'
1 (5.6%)
The Lightning Spell
4 (22.2%)
Welcome to Nod River
2 (11.1%)
The Shaft
10 (55.6%)
Pizza Calls
1 (5.6%)

Total Members Voted: 18

Voting closed: 16 Aug 2018, 00:10

Author Topic: MAGS July “Shocking” (RESULT)  (Read 7101 times)

Jojo_the_monkey

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Re: MAGS July “Shocking” (OPEN)
« Reply #20 on: 12 Jul 2018, 12:59 »
Hi there!! If you need some audio for this month mags game, please let me know. If you have already a story or some art, it will be perfect for getting some inspiration. Thanx!!! :)
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VampireWombat

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Re: MAGS July “Shocking” (OPEN)
« Reply #21 on: 12 Jul 2018, 13:27 »
As much as I'd love to have original music for my game, I fear I'm just not far enough into it. Since Loom is one of the major influences for what I'm planning to do, I'll probably end up using some sort of classical music.
Saturday will probably be the soonest I'll even have anything more than a vague storyline.

Stupot

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Re: MAGS July “Shocking” (OPEN)
« Reply #22 on: 14 Jul 2018, 10:56 »
How’s things going?
Any secret entries?

Jojo_the_monkey

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Re: MAGS July “Shocking” (OPEN)
« Reply #23 on: 14 Jul 2018, 16:36 »
Classical music is not my comfort zone; but that would be a challenge, especially for a mags game! I will follow the topic for updates.
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VampireWombat

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Re: MAGS July “Shocking” (OPEN)
« Reply #24 on: 14 Jul 2018, 16:53 »
Actually, classical music was just an idea because it's something easily found and Loom used a variation of Swan Lake.

But thinking some, I do kind of have an idea for music that could be useful. Something that conveys a feeling of isolation, specifically being isolated underground.

Buckethead

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Re: MAGS July “Shocking” (OPEN)
« Reply #25 on: 15 Jul 2018, 09:05 »
I'm working on an entry as well:



I have one puzzle that is finished right now. Still need to do a few more. Also everything is very bare right now, no reactions or hints yet when you look at something. So still a lot to do, but I should have a game with a beginning and an end before the month is over.

Cassiebsg

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Re: MAGS July “Shocking” (OPEN)
« Reply #26 on: 15 Jul 2018, 12:45 »
That looks awesome Buckethead. (nod)
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Mandle

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Re: MAGS July “Shocking” (OPEN)
« Reply #27 on: 15 Jul 2018, 14:26 »
That looks awesome Buckethead. (nod)

It's so pretty I actually thought I was in the Guess The Game thread by accident.

Buckethead

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Re: MAGS July “Shocking” (OPEN)
« Reply #28 on: 15 Jul 2018, 14:40 »
That looks awesome Buckethead. (nod)

It's so pretty I actually thought I was in the Guess The Game thread by accident.

Wow that's quite the compliment. I hope you will enjoy playing the game also.

Re: MAGS July “Shocking” (OPEN)
« Reply #29 on: 16 Jul 2018, 07:50 »
How’s things going?
Any secret entries?
i was cooking something up, got most of the code finished (though not entirely tested) and i was about to do proper graphics (or ask for help :wink:) when it hit me - i am partly using an idea i had for last months MAGS that i did not enter due to lack of time so that would be basically cheating.

Mandle

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Re: MAGS July “Shocking” (OPEN)
« Reply #30 on: 16 Jul 2018, 13:00 »
i was cooking something up, got most of the code finished (though not entirely tested) and i was about to do proper graphics (or ask for help :wink:) when it hit me - i am partly using an idea i had for last months MAGS that i did not enter due to lack of time so that would be basically cheating.

Wait, was it just an idea or had you actually created assets for it last month that you were using this month?

The former is fine but, yeah, the latter might not be okay.

Re: MAGS July “Shocking” (OPEN)
« Reply #31 on: 16 Jul 2018, 14:19 »
no assets, no code, just a plot idea that had its ending. this month i thought of extending it a bit:
Add spoiler tag for Hidden:
ice is expanding from a certain part of a universe and the goal was to get from one planet to another where the cannon is located and fire it to melt the ice.
this month i thought about an extension that the cannon needs some power core to make it work - finding it is the current goal (the game starts with us already standing next to the cannon).

Re: MAGS July “Shocking” (OPEN)
« Reply #32 on: 16 Jul 2018, 15:22 »
no assets, no code, just a plot idea that had its ending. this month i thought of extending it a bit:
I think it's perfectly fine if you enter with that. The rules even allow pre-made assets, who cares about a few ideas or plotlines.

Slasher

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Re: MAGS July “Shocking” (OPEN)
« Reply #33 on: 17 Jul 2018, 12:18 »
I'm back from Holiday. Well, if you can call it that.

My brother and I took my father to Great Yarmouth for 7 days.

My father is 90 and has dementia.

If you have ever lived with a person with dementia you will know how it went.

Anyhow, back to normal and on with the game (nod)



Retro Wolf

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Re: MAGS July “Shocking” (OPEN)
« Reply #34 on: 17 Jul 2018, 12:31 »
With Kweepa's module I've created an electric fence on a procedurally generated desert.
This is actually the same AGS room reloaded, you can walk forever in either direction and it will always be the same when you come back. How I'm going to put that into something that's fun to play I haven't decided yet. The more pieces and rules I add the more interesting and diverse the backgrounds become.



If I don't finish I will at the very least release the secret technology!
I could see this being useful in a King's Quest like RPG game that's designed to simulate a long journey. You'd still have hand crafted rooms such as castles and pubs, but if you wanted a large forest or desert in-between these locations for random encounters and levelling up.

@Slasher: Sorry to hear that mate.

Mandle

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Re: MAGS July “Shocking” (OPEN)
« Reply #35 on: 17 Jul 2018, 13:01 »
If you have ever lived with a person with dementia you will know how it went.

I haven't lived with one, but my father had dementia in his last years and I saw the effects of it on my mother and her lifestyle.

If it's not too painful for you or if you could use it as a way to deal with such feelings: The experience could make for an amazing "game"...

Cassiebsg

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Re: MAGS July “Shocking” (OPEN)
« Reply #36 on: 17 Jul 2018, 14:24 »
Uhm... I wasn't planing to enter... but I just now thought I could do "Shock in the Air"... (roll) (laugh)
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VampireWombat

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Re: MAGS July “Shocking” (OPEN)
« Reply #37 on: 17 Jul 2018, 14:29 »
You should do it. Make the clown neighbor fly a kite and get electrocuted or something.

Re: MAGS July “Shocking” (OPEN)
« Reply #38 on: 18 Jul 2018, 11:15 »
...

this is amazing! to a noob to AGS like me it seems like rocket science :shocked:

KyriakosCH

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Re: MAGS July “Shocking” (OPEN)
« Reply #39 on: 18 Jul 2018, 14:44 »
Hm, can the game be shocking in a metaphorical sense? (eg very violent, etc)
I was thinking of something about a series of murders, to be exact.
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