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Title: META (now also for Linux!)
Post by: Radiant on 08 Dec 2005, 21:47
META

NOW UPDATED. Yes, there is more to this game than a single room or a single joke. It has several puzzles, and a lot of lateral thinking, and a true ending. And Cuppit will shut up this time so you can see what it's about. Be surprised!

(http://crystalshard.net/img/meta.png)
The only real AGS game! Everything else is merely a game in AGS. Is it one room containing four rooms? Or twenty rooms containing one  room? Or both? Find out today, in one of the most surrealistic adventure games (or is that game adventures?) you've seen, where a bug truly is a feature.

The Awesmoe Quest (sic) has so many bugs that it's actually impossible to complete. Can you finish it anyway, with the help of everybody's favorite mascot, Cuppit? Can you keep your  inventory from burning you to cinders? Can you work the poorly-designed marvel known as BHT? If you're in for some serious confusion, download META here. It's the weirdest thing since sliced bread.

Warning: not for the faint of mouse.

http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/653 (http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/653)
Title: Re: META
Post by: Rui 'Trovatore' Pires on 08 Dec 2005, 21:51
Downloading right away. Possibly the most original concept I've ever seen in an AGS game! Wonderful for that alone! Now let's see how it plays.

EDIT - Hah! I'm loving it... and now I got this!

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Adventure Game Studio
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An error has occured. Please contact the game author for support, as this
is likely to be a scripting error and not a bug in AGS.
(ACI version 2.70.864)

in Room 9 script (line 5)

Error: AnimateButton: invalid view specified

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OK   
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Fun considering the type of game it happened in. :) It was when I tried to preview the view.
Title: Re: META
Post by: Edmundito on 09 Dec 2005, 01:02
How demented...

... dementedly GENIOUS!

Chris, don't put a cuppit on AGS.

Can you "win" the game?
Title: Re: META
Post by: Radiant on 09 Dec 2005, 01:38
Downloading right away. Possibly the most original concept I've ever seen in an AGS game! Wonderful for that alone! Now let's see how it plays.

Thanks! For the record it was really fun to write a convoluted mess like this :)


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Error: AnimateButton: invalid view specified

Oops, guess I put in a few features too many... this one is an accident, but not crucial. I may have to make a v1.1 some time.


Can you "win" the game?

Yes. A definite yes. Better still, everything you have to do to win the game is to some extent logical. Granted, it takes a depraved and twisted kind of logic, but there is sense to be found.

Title: Re: META
Post by: mags_don on 09 Dec 2005, 04:30
OK,first of all..cant exit out of the game unless you use control alt delete..hmm..dont know if i like this..sorry ???
Title: Re: META
Post by: Fizzii on 09 Dec 2005, 06:05
OK,first of all..cant exit out of the game unless you use control alt delete..hmm..dont know if i like this..sorry ???

hehe

Warning: not for the faint of mouse.

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To quit, try Ctrl+Q
Title: Re: META
Post by: Rui 'Trovatore' Pires on 09 Dec 2005, 08:31
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 Or Alt-X. :D The cool thing is that I kinda do exactly what I do when I want to debug a game of mine. Except that I use a program much, mucho supoerior to BHT. ::)
Title: Re: META
Post by: Gord10 on 09 Dec 2005, 11:26
It is one of the most original idea I have seen in an AGS game in these days :)
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But I still couldn't find out how to skip the dialogue with the Cuppit
Title: Re: META
Post by: Nikolas on 09 Dec 2005, 11:31
I have started a thread in the hints forum but:
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If you find some way to distract him he will leave you alone. And anyway try to use all possible dialogues
Title: Re: META
Post by: Gilbert on 09 Dec 2005, 12:03
Hehe really funny "game", though I'm equally stuck like the other people, I especially like how the player can die. :=
Title: Re: META
Post by: sovka on 09 Dec 2005, 12:40
Haha, I love it! Probably really hard to beat if you don't know anything about BHT.

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 I'm not even sure if I'm any further than everybody else, but if you activate Debug Mode, you can teleport Roger to Room 4.

Title: Re: META
Post by: SSH on 09 Dec 2005, 17:32
Radiant, you are evil!  ;D

I think you compiled this with 2.7, tho, becasue sometimes you do have to kill the program with the Task manager if you quit it.

Title: Re: META
Post by: Wretched on 09 Dec 2005, 18:42
Yay, finished it! That was really hard.
Great idea well executed.
Long live Cuppit.
Title: Re: META
Post by: Rui 'Trovatore' Pires on 09 Dec 2005, 23:42
One thing, though (putting in a spoiler tag in case it's on purpose):

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Every time I start Awsmoe Quest, nothing seems to be reset. I mean, if I pick up the thermos in 4th room by goint there via Ctrl-X in debug mode, it seems it won't ever re-appear again later, and I won't ever be able to pick it up. Also, the score doesn't reset - which I think are all symptoms of the same thing. Even BHT wouldn't be that bad a program, would it? ;D
Title: Re: META
Post by: Radiant on 10 Dec 2005, 01:39
Yay, finished it! That was really hard.
Great idea well executed.
Long live Cuppit.
Wow, well done! Cool! :D

Radiant, you are evil!  ;D
Yep! Although now that you've figured that out, I'll probably have to kill you.

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I think you compiled this with 2.7, tho, becasue sometimes you do have to kill the program with the Task manager if you quit it.
Yes, I did. I had no idea that it had such a problem (since it works fine on my system). I've been meaning to upgrade my AGS anyway, I'll do a recompile then.

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Every time I start Awsmoe Quest, nothing seems to be reset.

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No, that actually is a feature. Well, except for the score, which is mostly irrelevant anyway, but I'll fix that bit.

Title: Re: META
Post by: futonrevolution on 10 Dec 2005, 12:31
Crashes so far:
- previewing in Views, just like Rui got
- turning on the sound effect for scoring points and then scoring points in the "game"
- changing the cursor to another sprite (the large key), then being unable to interact with any hotspots (not exactly a crash, but Ctl-Q stopped working at that point so Ctl-Alt-Dlt was needed)

Deliciously difficult game... full of dellishus dificulti and diphakult duliciuosnesss!!1!
Title: Re: META
Post by: sergiocornaga on 11 Dec 2005, 10:16
Good game, I've managed to get past the gaurdian with my 1337 skills.

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Does changing the resoloution affect Awsmoe Quest in any way? And why can't I alter the walkable areas in Room 2? Probably because it would be ridiculously difficult to script, but that would be an awsome (no pun intended) soloution to the "puzzle". Cool game, anyways.
Title: Re: META
Post by: Kinoko on 11 Dec 2005, 11:45
Wow! I agree, most original concept I've seen in an AGS game yet! Downloading now ^_^
Title: Re: META
Post by: Mozesh on 11 Dec 2005, 12:06
Wow that was a fun game :P , I even finished it without help ;D
Title: Re: META
Post by: Rui 'Trovatore' Pires on 12 Dec 2005, 11:14
I'm not far in the game yet - I've just

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 fixed the button


and had to come in and say the puzzles are deviously ingenious. :) This is what I like - thinking outside the box!
Title: Re: META
Post by: Gilbert on 12 Dec 2005, 11:16
This game reminded ome of the desktop room in RLBAT though, but of course META is much more complicated.
Title: Re: META
Post by: simulacra on 12 Dec 2005, 15:17
META is a nightmare, a waking dream not meant for the living.

Don't download it, don't play it. Keep your Sanity Points intact. Protect your children.
Title: Re: META
Post by: Radiant on 12 Dec 2005, 16:39
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Does changing the resoloution affect Awsmoe Quest in any way?

Maybe. You figure it out :)

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And why can't I alter the walkable areas in Room 2? Probably because it would be ridiculously difficult to script, but that would be an awsome (no pun intended) soloution to the "puzzle".

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Yes, that's the main reason actually. I suppose it's technically possible, though.


Crashes so far:
- previewing in Views, just like Rui got
- turning on the sound effect for scoring points and then scoring points in the "game"
- changing the cursor to another sprite (the large key), then being unable to interact with any hotspots (not exactly a crash, but Ctl-Q stopped working at that point so Ctl-Alt-Dlt was needed)
Okay. None of that is crucial. I'll do a fixed version this week, though.

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This game reminded ome of the desktop room in RLBAT though, but of course META is much more complicated.
RLBAT?

META is a nightmare, a waking dream not meant for the living.
Your blood pressure just went up.
Title: Re: META
Post by: Iv4n on 12 Dec 2005, 21:25
Aahehaeaha :). I cna't stop laguh!1!! Tihs is teh funyezt & crzyest ASG gmae evre! Just brilliant :). ROFL :) Rlely mkaes me laugh (:

Oh llew, I'm sutck wthi teh dailogues 2.
Title: Re: META
Post by: Redwall on 12 Dec 2005, 23:56
RLBAT?

Richard Longhurst and the Box that Ate Time (http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/games.php?action=detail&id=5).
Title: Re: META
Post by: Isxek on 22 Dec 2005, 22:19
Richard Longhurst and the Box that Ate Time (http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/games.php?action=detail&id=5).
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Sorry if this is the wrong forum to write on, but the link to download the said game seems to be broken.

I keep getting redirected to a "searchportal.information.com" site which is rather weird. I still see the URL "http://www.agsforums.com/rlbat-win.zip", though.  ???

Thanks!
Title: Re: META
Post by: Radiant on 22 Dec 2005, 22:43
This link works fine for me:

http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/games.php?action=download&game=653


Richard Longhurst and the Box that Ate Time (http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/games.php?action=detail&id=5).
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Sorry if this is the wrong forum to write on, but the link to download the said game seems to be broken.

I keep getting redirected to a "searchportal.information.com" site which is rather weird. I still see the URL "http://www.agsforums.com/rlbat-win.zip", though.  ???

Thanks!
Title: Re: META
Post by: Isxek on 23 Dec 2005, 18:50
This link works fine for me:

http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/games.php?action=download&game=653

Um, I meant "Richard Longhurst & the Box that Ate Time." META's download link works fine; I'm playing it right now ;)

Title: Re: META
Post by: Radiant on 01 Jan 2006, 20:50
I've fixed the bugs mentioned in these threads (at least, the ones that weren't intentional) and recompiled META with the latest version of AGS.

http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/games.php?action=detail&id=653
Title: Re: META
Post by: Dr Lecter on 01 Jan 2006, 21:41
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh the annoyingness of this game is the kind that I would like to recreate. How the hell do you get over the hole, I'm almost tearing my hair out.
Title: Re: META
Post by: Radiant on 04 Jan 2006, 09:50
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh the annoyingness of this game is the kind that I would like to recreate. How the hell do you get over the hole, I'm almost tearing my hair out.

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It's very logical. You can't jmup. So...


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You need something to put over it. The illogical part is getting it there.

Title: Re: META
Post by: lakerz on 09 Jan 2006, 01:46
I like the idea behind META, very original!  Unfortunately for me, knowing nothing about the AGS editor is making the game very hard.  Still a great idea though as I'm sure those with some AGS experience really could appreciate the puzzles.
Title: Re: META
Post by: ManicMatt on 13 Jan 2006, 18:04
I was so stuck with the dialogue, that I changed the FILE NAME of  META to awesome quest to see if it would work...

obviously it didn't.

Then I got past that and got annoyed and puzzled as to why the blue cup guy wanted me to change the name of the game but I can't actually do that in the general options.

and quit.

But it's an ingenious idea! Especially..

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 when you 'quit' the game! haha!
Title: Re: META
Post by: Radiant on 13 Jan 2006, 19:40
Then I got past that and got annoyed and puzzled as to why the blue cup guy wanted me to change the name of the game but I can't actually do that in the general options.

He doesn't really want you to do that, nor is it necessary to complete the Awesmoe Quest.
Title: Re: META
Post by: Elliott Hird on 15 Jan 2006, 21:04
One word: Crazy. This game is crazy.
Title: Re: META
Post by: Radiant on 24 Jan 2006, 20:58
A humble request...

The game META was never intended for everyone, indeed it is unlikely to appeal to people who aren't already AGS coders. As such, I am very grateful for the good response to it here, and the several people who found it funny, or crazy out-of-the-box thinking, or who spent ages trying to get Cuppit to shut up.

However - on the AGS games page, the only comment on the game is that it's a dumb waste of time. Well, of course everybody has the right to their opinion. But I would really appreciate it if one or two people who did like the game and expressed such in this thread, would leave a brief note to that extent on the AGS page so that the game doesn't seem totally worthless from there. Thanks.

http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/games.php?action=detail&id=653
Title: Re: META
Post by: Radiant on 29 Aug 2006, 23:15
Okay... this game was always intended to be tricky. But it turned out to be somewhat trickier than I intended. I spoke to several people recently who didn't realize there's more to this game than a single screen or a single joke, or who couldn't get Cuppit to shut up.

Thus, an upgrade. Cuppit will shut up this time. And you start in the editor. Yes indeed, this game plays IN the game editor. There is about twenty screens to explore and fiddle around with. And several puzzles, of course. If you think you know the AGS editor, try this one on for size!

Download (http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/games.php?action=detail&id=653).
Title: Re: META
Post by: Kweepa on 30 Aug 2006, 02:04
Yay! I never got past the first puzzle before, so this update sounds good to me!
Title: Re: META
Post by: DeadSuperHero on 30 Aug 2006, 05:10
That was crazy. Cuppit was so obnoxious.
Oh almighty CJ, promise to never release Cuppit!


I found an extremely easy way to beat this game:

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turn on debug mode, then skip to room 4
Title: Re: META
Post by: Drowps on 30 Aug 2006, 13:35
Nope, that's the solution to one of the puzzles ;D

BTW, this is one of the bests and most originals games I've seen.
Title: Re: META
Post by: veryweirdguy on 30 Aug 2006, 15:26
Just finished it, a great game, with some of the best puzzles I have ever seen in an AGS game. Kudos to Radiant!
Title: Re: META
Post by: Radiant on 30 Aug 2006, 15:34
I found an extremely easy way to beat this game:

That's not beating it yet :) you're stuck in a cage!
Title: Re: META
Post by: Buckethead on 30 Aug 2006, 15:36
what a brilliant waste of time
Title: Re: META
Post by: veryweirdguy on 30 Aug 2006, 15:48
A waste of time? In what way? It's a game, like any other. It has a start, puzzles, and then an end. If you consider playing it a waste of time, then so is Monkey Island or any other adventure game?
Title: Re: META
Post by: Buckethead on 30 Aug 2006, 17:13
a waste of time like WoW. I meant it like any game, not to offend you or anything  :)
Title: Re: META
Post by: Radiant on 16 Oct 2006, 15:41
Thank you SSH! I haven't been around the forums much lately but I'm glad to hear that people appreciate my little game.

http://adventuregamestudio.co.uk/games.php
Title: Re: META
Post by: Radiant on 08 Dec 2016, 20:45
Now also for Linux! https://radiant.itch.io/meta