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Title: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Queen Kara on 21 Apr 2004, 00:20
Being a newbie myself , I request that this be stickied so that future newbies can have a place to meet and maybe help each other out.

Self Intro
Hello , my name is Karessa but I prefer to be known as Kara. I would give out my last name but my parents made a big deal about it. *sighs* I'm 24 , what's the big deal with giving out my last name...you all put it in your email accounts even though you should know better! Oh , sorry , got off topic there. Any way ,  I'm interested in AGS because I love classic gaming and I grew up with things like Atari , Sierra's older stuff ,  interactive fiction , ect.
I am interested in many other things too , so if you ever want to talk about Anime or dolls , please drop me a PM or email some time!
I am an amateur programmer , artist , and I wish I could sing and make awesome music too.
I don't have any instruments yet ( I used to have a few but lost them ) but hope someday to be in a band or some thing , even if only for a little while.
My full given name online is Kara Ann Vortex.
I was born in Germany in 1979 ( which of course means that I grew up in the 80's ....woo hoo! )
I was into Anime back when I didn't even know there was a name for it and it wasn't as popular as it is today.
I was there ( but not "there there" if that makes any sense ) when the Berlin wall , aka Iron Curtain came down.
My father was in the army and now he's a postal worker.
So don't tick me off or I'll find out where you live and complain to my daddy. j/k lol
Yes , at my age I still usually refer to my dad as Daddy. I'll hurt anybody who makes fun of me for that. ;-P
I now live in beautiful washington state.
I guess that's it.
Sorry if you thought any of this little speech was boring.
Meh.

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Title: Re:Newbies unite! / Newbies helping each other.
Post by: Queen Kara on 21 Apr 2004, 08:21
Sorry, but I just don't get what the point of this thread would be... seeing as you've just provided links to the other parts of the forums, and to the READ ME FIRST! kinda threads in those boards...

If they are too stupid not to look at them in the first place, why would they go to a thread designated for them to go to those threads? :-\
Because most  newbies tend to look in forums like general first , right?
;-P

I've seen threads like this in other forums and it's perfectly acceptable , what's so wrong with posting a list of links?
I'm sorry if it's not very useful , because it's supposed to be , that's why I made it!
Like it states in the title , it's about newbies helping newbies ...sure I don't have much to contribute yet other than a list of the important threads and so on , but I thought it was a great idea since I've seen things like this elsewhere and newbies did make use of it!

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Simple barebones BGs  - some using "perspective" ( which is why things look a bit square or whatever ..but it's supposed to look a bit more realistic than the simple flatliner despite still cartoony quality BG. )
(http://www.100megsfree.com/qkara/bgc.gif)
(http://www.100megsfree.com/qkara/testa.gif)
(http://www.100megsfree.com/qkara/bgd.gif)
(http://www.100megsfree.com/qkara/citya.gif)
And of course I'll post more exciting versions of them later but I still wanted to show off the barebones 'cause I think even basics are fun.  I did a city thing with one of 'em but haven't added any lamp posts or anything like that because I just wanted to do something for fun and show it off quickly...
Hopefully coming soon , bird's eye view / map and other "perspective" type BGs.
I'm not sure why anyone would , since they're basic , but feel free to use 'em in your own games if you like! I'll try to make something better for you all to use eventually. Also feel free to use Stonehenge. I'll post the link to the thread where you can find that ...sometime.
Title: Re:Newbies unite! / Newbies helping each other.
Post by: Queen Kara on 21 Apr 2004, 09:33
"Its looking better now. Also, this would probably make the thread easier to read, instead of putting a heading above the link you can use: [ url=http://site.com]Type stuff here[/url ]"

Oh , duh! *slaps forehead* Thank you very much.
*laughs at herself*

BTW I love the Grandpa DG thing. Very funny.

*growls at coding* Well , I tried your

[ url=http://site.com]Type stuff here[/url ]

suggestion and it didn't work , I used it similar to the way you typed it and tried it with "

hmmm I just thought of something else and will try it...
I didn't see any rules about not using html coding so hopefully this time it'll work.

*sighs* That didn't work either.
Arr.

I tried all possible ways to list a url without that annoying "seperate the title" thing but nothing worked , I will keep trying though because you all are right , they do look better that way.
Sorry to go into stupid newbie mode again , but who is Mara and what does that have to do with my thread?
 ???
Just confused / curious.

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Some more previews.
The first one lacks a cityscape / other interesting details 'cause I haven't made any cityscapes and am still working on the city scenes...
I didn't use any PSP filters or anything in these unlike one of my earlier previews so you can see how I can draw an elaborate pattern myself.
(http://www.100megsfree.com/qkara/cityd.gif)
(http://www.100megsfree.com/qkara/whatn.gif)
Title: Re:Newbies unite! / Newbies helping each other.
Post by: Gravity on 21 Apr 2004, 09:39
Message deleted.
Title: Re:Newbies unite! / Newbies helping each other.
Post by: Queen Kara on 21 Apr 2004, 09:54
Hm. Maybe I should come to this post more often. Even though I've been around Ags since it first came out I have still not made a game, I rarely post, and other stuff. So I guess one would call me a novice when regarding the actual use and learning Ags.
I agree , you aren't a newbie if you've been around since it first came out , even if you haven't done much. I don't mind people calling me a newbie , but I agree with the idea that thinking as just anybody = newbie would be bad.  
It should go without "saying" , but even though this thread is intended for newbies , all are welcome! Novice , Intermediate , Advanced , ect. Doesn't matter. I'd still love to see a post from you! Even if it's just to stop by and chat about a game idea or some thing.
I read somewhere ( I really need to find that again so I can post it in here ) that Chris himself hasn't made any other games besides Demo Quest but it's only because he's so busy , so of course calling him a newbie just for not making more games would be a very bad idea!  ;-D
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Try thinking forwards then backwards then forwards again.
It's fun.
And try speaking english backwards. It's funny.
Title: Re:Newbies unite! / Newbies helping each other.
Post by: Gravity on 21 Apr 2004, 10:42
Message deleted.
Title: Re:Newbies unite! / Newbies helping each other.
Post by: Queen Kara on 21 Apr 2004, 10:51
Oh , yeah , I visited there for a little while , guess I just forgot about that site. Whoops.

Arg , I keep having problems with using the forum itself...lol ( *blush and sigh* )

Any way , I don't know why but this weird little guy showed up in a bathroom tile so I just had to draw him.
I think he'd fit right in as an AGS character.
What do you think?
Sorry there's no body yet but I haven't started on that...
was in a hurry to show him off.
 (http://www.100megsfree.com/qkara/weirdo.gif)

Guess I have to copy and paste the coding , otherwise when I try it , it doesn't work. Hmm. lol
Anyway , yay , I'll be able to post screenshots and stuff now!

Strange , that avatar I made for the forums doesn't look good here...I'll make a new one.

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I don't know why the first post has spaces now in the parts where there shouldn't be...any way , I figured out how to get the links working like the way E. had them , sorry about earlier. I have to copy and paste just to get the stupid things to work. The spaces underneath "main" links ...I forget where...some where towards the bottom I think , anyway , yeah , those are on purpose but the ones at the top aren't and no matter I did , I couldn't fix them.
So...when I look at the actual coding it looks the way it's supposed to yet for the rest of you it looks like it has blank spaces or something...sorry about that.
I'm not feeling well , it's one of those "girl things" so I don't want to talk about it , sorry if you have any questions for me or some thing and I don't answer you as fast as you'd like ....but I'm not feeling well. Also , I'll be over at my mom's for a while ,  if I don't get on much lately I'm either sleeping or busy with other things or can't get their computers to work , ect. Last time I checked the computers were working but at the same time supposedly had viruses but you never know sometimes. Peace out and party on.
Title: Re:Newbies unite! / Newbies helping each other.
Post by: Queen Kara on 21 Apr 2004, 10:53


And of course, don't miss the Tex Murphy games. ;D
That's where one the games is called "Mean Streets" , right? I love those games! Well , game. I haven't played the others....yet. Actually , I had a love-hate thing for MS but any way it's been a long time since I played it...
Chris made those?! o.O ( *is a tad confused* )
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Thanks for the help EvenWolf. I don't know why I can't get the links to work like that when I try to post them correctly but it's a big help that you reposted them that way.
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Ok , here's the link to my other thread , 
free Stonehenge BG inside!
I love it and it's already being used in Centaur Mania.
Enjoy!
 
Centaur Mania and other game ideas / related chat
 (http://www.agsforums.com/yabb/index.php?topic=13548.0)
Title: Re:Newbies unite! / Newbies helping each other.
Post by: Queen Kara on 30 Apr 2004, 19:37
*sighs* This isn't going well , is it?

Any way , I still hope people are checking this thread out , even if they don't have any comments for it.

If any fellow newbies are reading , please post something!

As for me , since this is my thread and this is in general and this is about helping newbies , I hope nobody minds me giving language translation help in here....
It should be fairly obvious what languages I'm translating but I'll provide the names just in case.
If you wanna learn some naughty / curse words in other languages , please pm or email me.
I know alot of these are simple phrases / words but you'd be surprised at how some people don't even know simple phrases like "and" in other languages.
I apoligize if anything stated isn't very accurate but some things I got from other places so if I'm wrong it's because the source was wrong so please don't gripe me out about it.

Auchtung : Attention / warning. ( German )

Drei : Three. ( German )

Kawaii : Cute.  ( Japanese / Otaku speak )

L33t : Annoying "hacker speak" / some sort of net speak that means elite or leet.

Tet - a - tet (sp.) : Head to head ( a private conversation ) ...French.

Everyone should know Aloha , but it supposedly has three different meanings ( hello...I love you...goodbye )

Und : And. ( German )

Hola : Hello ( Spanish )

Ohana : Family ( learned from Lilo and Stitch ...hahaha...Hawaiin )

Espanol : Spanish ( aka En Espanol ..which would mean...In Spanish )

Ohiya (sp.) : Hello ( Japanese )

Yamate! : Stop! ( Japanese..you say it like "ya ma tay" )

Konnichiwa : Hello ( Japanese )

Viel Danke / Dankeshon : Thank you very much.  ( German )

Bitte : You're welcome. ( German )

Spiel : Game. ( German )

Himmel : Heaven ( German )

Mein / Mien : My / mine  ( German )

Schalf : House ( though at least one person thinks it means sleep...so I could be wrong....lol )

Gott : God ( German )

Drachen : Dragon ( German )

Gomen : Sorry ( Japanese )

Tres Bien : Very good. ( French )

Gomen Nasai : Very sorry ( Japanese )

Au Revoire (sp.?) : Goodbye! ( French )

Nani? : What? / Huh? ( Japanese )

Engel : Angel ( German )

Du Hast : You hate ( supposedly this means something else because this is from the song by Rammstein and different people have posted different things. *sighs* I'll try to remember to find the other meaning again and post it here. )

Ja'mapple (sp.) : My name is ( French )

Guten Tag : It means something like good day or good evening.  ( German )

Neko : Cat ( Japanese )

Gut Morgen : Good morning. ( German )

Anime : Japanese animation. ( Please do not call it Japanimation! )  Otaku speak / Japanese.

Das ist Gut : That is good. ( German )

Manga : Japanese comics. ( Otaku speak / Japanese )

Zher Gut : Very good. ( German )

Otaku : Means different things , "you" ..."fan"...."house / home" , ect. When talking of people though , it of course means fan. Bad idea to use it over in Japan but oddly enough has become a proud 'n popular thing in America.
( Japanese )

Erin Go Brah (sp.) : I think it means something like "May the wind always be at your back." ( Irish )

Other notes :
The difference between "Asian" and "Oriental" ..."Asian" is what you'd call a person native to Asia , it's considered an insult to call one an Oriental. The food is what you'd call Oriental.  If I remember correctly , "Oriental" is also appropiate for describing culture.  So , "Asian" and "Oriental" could be describing culture but it's considered an insult to call Asians Oriental.

Most / all of the time , when you speak German , if you're trying to pronounce a word that starts with W , say it like it's V. In example , "auf weidersein" would be said some thing like "ow vee dah sane"

I forget what some phrases mean , for example....Habla.

I once saw on television that you say "Manga" like "Monga" instead of saying it like "Mainga" . I don't know how accurate it is but why would they lie about some thing like that? And you say "Anime" kinda like "Annie may" / "Anna may"

Title: Re:Newbies unite! / Newbies helping each other.
Post by: Queen Kara on 30 Apr 2004, 20:05
Thanks.
Like I may have stated already , I'm not very good at the spelling part when it comes to German stuff but I understand a little and I think I sound good and know how to say some things correctly. In fact I just made a wave file of me reciting the poem from the first Gabriel Knight game , Sins of the father(s).

I thought I had put up the link to the AGS dictionary but it's possible that I didn't so thanks again for that.


 :-[ :)

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I love this poem.
Drei Drachen
Drei drachen kriechen en meinen schlaff.
Die seele' woll'n sie lebendig zum frass.
Feurigen atems gespaltener zunge,
geniessen sie jedes mahl.

Translations :
Three dragons
Three dragons in my house / creep in my sleep
They want to devour my soul
With fiery breath and split tongues
They enjoy every meal.

Three dragons
Three dragons creep in my sleep
They want to eat my soul alive / my live soul
With fiery breath and forked tongues
They enjoy every meal.
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Oh , Mara could be "Kara" , just with the wrong first letter.
lol I didn't know anbody was "yellling" at me....hmmm...
Title: Re: Newbies unite! / Newbies helping each other.
Post by: Queen Kara on 02 May 2004, 20:10
This is sad. I don't really know any other newbies and the only other newbie I even bothered to pm hasn't sent a reply back.
Hey , anyone know how often Gravity checks his pms? I've sent him a little note recently and that probably makes my second one and he seemed to be saying that it's ok to pm him so I was wondering why he hasn't replied yet. *laughs*
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Whoa. The name of the thread changed and I didn't do it.
 :o :D
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Great news! It has been a long time since I've drawn something like it , but the "perspective" BG templates I've made thus far are looking good , even though they have no extras to make 'em mighty fine ala screenshot in the usual "previews" way....the skeletons /
barebones are looking good!
*happy* I just remembered a tutorial I had skimmed over and I was trying to imitate the two pictures by memory and it worked! Well , the second one is a bit different from the second in the tut. but it still looks good.  I didn't even use photograph / desktop wallpaper for BG ...I am doing this stuff pixel by pixel with mouse! ( I have a wacom but my stylus is packed away somewhere and the wacom needs a new plastic cover thingie anyway....arg...why are those things so easy to dirty and tear up? Wacom takes a bit of getting used to anyway and even wacom can be hard for me.  )
Thanks everyone for posting and keep 'em coming.
I'm sure I'm probably not the only newcomer that appreciates the explanation , DragonRose. Thank you very much , I was like "Um , ok." *confused look* when I saw that stalker thing the first time. *laughs*
Unfortunately , still snails pace for animations and characters yet.. Sorry.  Oh , duh , and I need to make more objects too. *huggles Blue cup from her avatar that she made* But that wouldn't mean I love you any less , Blue cup! 
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Kraf on 04 May 2004, 23:19
Hello! I got start with AGS about 2 weeks ago, and have been loving it since. 5 Days a Stranger is incredible. Anyways, I'm also a rockstar. I'm the lead singer and rhythm guitarist for the band Without Number. And I think thats all you need to know about me.... yep.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: MusEd on 05 May 2004, 00:55
Hello.  Started downloading from AGS about 2 weeks ago due to computer refusing to recognise anything remotely shaped like a CD-Rom, and an insatiable need for Lucas Arts style entertainment.  In short (about 5'4) I'm 29, a mother, a musician.  There, bet you could pick me out of a crowd now... Steph.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Ashen on 05 May 2004, 04:24
Hey, been registered for about a week, lurking for a couple months, posted around a bit, just thought I'd post up with the other newbies. Hope to be around for a while, and I may even make a game, eventually.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Queen Kara on 05 May 2004, 10:49
Yay! Welcome , welcome. I am happy to see that I'm no longer the only newcomer posting.
Thanks Pumaman!
Yeah , 5 days a stranger is one of my favorite AGS games , recently I've been reaquainting myself with the RON series and so far my favorite is A Better Mousetrap , I had trouble near the end but eventually got past it and now I love it. *laughs*
I can't wait to hear your music and play your game(s).
As for my own attempts at a game , right now I'm not really doing much but I'm sometimes trying things out and learning stuff , I even got my first offer already to maybe help work on something for somebody else's game.  I have alot of ideas that I hope someday will become actual games.  I'll post the link to that thread later.
Best wishs , everybody!

Lancer Advanced
 (http://www.lanceradvanced.com/)
( man ...I wish I could draw like that ...whoops..edited due to a block...anyway , I was wanting to show people a cool centaur babe but now you'll have to find it yourself since there's a block if you link directly to the pics. Sorry. )

Oh , my site is really old , alot of stuff hasn't been updated , I apoligize for the areas that are messy and any problems you have navigating around the site , but for the most part it shouldn't be too hard to get around and I hope you like how I tried to follow the old "content , content , content" rule. It's a "personal" ( uh..."me me me" type I guess )  site , sorry for the lack of warning earlier. *laughs* However , there are game related areas there and soon I'll be adding the AGS area so keep your eyes open and I apoligize in advance if I end up not putting it up as quickly as I promised.


The Road To Nowhere
 (http://www.100megsfree.com/qkara)


What's txt-style spelling?

I had to remove a link due to the fact that it no longer worked.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Samuli on 06 May 2004, 10:15
Hello. I've been using AGS for a while now and been reading these forums quite often. Oh, and of course, I've been stalking CJ since last summer (how many of you true AGSrs can say that?) Yet I decided to join the forums not until yesterday.

My English is poor, I usually got nothing relevant to say, I will use 1337speak, I've got no sense of humor and most of the time I'm a self-centered moron. Ok, just kidding. I don't use leetspeak.

I enjoy playing adventure games (who doesn't?) and once tried to make one with my friend. Naturally I didn't know about AGS back then and got stuck trying to write a complicated scripting language with C++. Needless to say that project was cancelled. When I later saw all the stuff you can do with AGS, I was amazed and pissed off, actually I heard myself saying:"WHy hadnT I heRAd about ThIS earlieR??!?!?11"

Yep, well, see you on the forums.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Steven Edward on 07 May 2004, 06:15
Well, hello there.

I'm Steve. I have a strange sense of humour and I'm Canadian. I also like giraffes, long walks in the park, and not falling down in public.

I discovered AGS while fondly remembering what fun Monkey Island and King's Quest were. My best friend is encouraging me to give the program a shot for a new hobby, since I've been editing a 1995 LucasArts game (does anybody remember the original Dark Forces?) and I hope to produce the most totally rediculous and odd detective game evah!

I'm settling into the editor itself and learning to code quite nicely, and I have no questions of any urgency at this time. (Imagine that.) I'm the kind of person who actually reads all through the knowledge base, tries to figure out a problem logically, and reads the help before posting questions, so you probably won't hear a lot from me in that respect.

So! I trust this is the start of a beautiful friendship. You can contact me freely. I like to meet new people online.  ;D

And I'll destroy any credibility I may have given myself by adding to this message "hi I'm stv lol howz it goin boyz peace owt stv"
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: TheSaint on 09 May 2004, 23:30
'lo there.
im a Sierra QFG fan, 24 yeards old, love to draw(pen&paper), studying atm -> programing and coding, a friend was asking me for a utility to make some qfg sequel so i googled my way in here. Nice to c u all in here, hopefully i will make some new friends ;)

btw i like anime and manga and do draw it ocasionally.

regards,
Deyan
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Batgirl1979 on 15 May 2004, 06:52
Hiya all, I have been coming here for a bit now and I thought I'd finally register and introduce myself. I found this site by way off the geek forums and am sure glad I did. If I hadn't I might actual have to go outside to amuse myself. ;)
 My name's Laurie and I am a 24 year old student in Ontario, Canada. I love to draw, paint and write. I enjoy playing video games and watching horror movies. I am new to using the computer so I haven't delved into making games just yet but I have to say I am really impressed by the quality of the ones I have played thus far. Keep on making them and I'll keep playing. Cheers, B.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Dart on 15 May 2004, 19:10
Batgirl... What city in Ontario do you live in?

It's nice to meet another person who lives in Canada. :)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Steven Edward on 16 May 2004, 05:53
We canucks have to stick together.

Go Flames Go, by the by.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: poorkie on 16 May 2004, 12:56
yo my name is poorkie here couse of an orgie ;0~
I'm a adventuregamefreak. And music producer.
I like BOYD and other stuff..  :-*
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: 333 on 16 May 2004, 21:31
Welcome, Homies. Have a good stay, essa. DO not be playa hating. ja ja ja ja ja G unit.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Gurok on 20 May 2004, 13:01
'ello. I'm new, so I thought I'd post here.

I'm about 20 years old, a full time computer science student and enjoy playing old SNES games and watching Audrey Hepburn movies in my spare time.

I just made a post in the Critics Lounge forum, and more recently, you would have seen me in general discussion. I'd like to get off on the right foot here, so I'll extend a friendly welcome to some of the other recent newbies that posted here, poorkie, Batgirl1979 (woop! SP-fan?) and Pumaman.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here! (Newcomers only, all else will be deleted
Post by: kl4Uz on 24 May 2004, 18:50
hiho,

my name is klaus, I'm 18 years old and I live in Austria near the swiss and german border. Well although I didn't really play computer games like Maniac Manison when they first came out, I'm a huge SCUMM games fan - well and I like the newer ones, like MI4 or Grim Fandango too. Well, I started doing text adventures written in qbasic on my first 286 when I was 8 years old - they really sucked hards. A few years later I started to do 3D games with 3D Gamestudio, just some small stuff, and I never really finished that stuff. Well at the moment I'm finishing high school and I just had my written exams two weeks ago. At the moment I _should_ learn for my oral exams, but I found AGS by accident  :-\  I guess you all know what that means ---> not time for school :)

I was always into music (play guitar myself) and drawing (although i suck when it comes up to that). But what I liked most where books and stories. That's why I wanna do adventures.

Well that's all about me. I've got this little website http://www.kl4Uz.tk or http://got.w00t.at/kl4Uz. There are some pictures of me and my friends and some other crappy stuff.

see you guys  8)  :)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here! (Newcomers only, all else will be deleted
Post by: Rey on 24 May 2004, 20:32
Hi, My real name is Daljit and my net name is rey  ;D. I'm new here so i decided to post here for my first post!! I'd also like to get some help on finding a site that gives you free webspace and good service. Oh i'm 14 and I live in Surrey, B.C in canada. 8)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here! (Newcomers only, all else will be deleted
Post by: kristofski on 24 May 2004, 23:17
Hi kids! Just thought I'd come along and make my presence officially recognised on these boards. I'm bluecanary, aka kristofsk, aka Chris, aka that wierd kid who talks too much. I like reading science and philosophy, and I'm also very into music and the local DIY gig scene.
I only got into these games a few months ago when i discoverd MOTAS and wasted much of my time on it (Though it did inspire my final project at college, so it did have usefulness after all. Yay!)
I'm 19 and I live in Leeds, UK. I've just finished an art foundation course here in leeds and I'm off to Cardiff next year to do graphic communication, which I am well looking forward to! I use the computer alot for my work, mainly illustrator and photoshop, and I've begun using director for my college work (only cos they don't have flash on the college computers). I'm currently planning out my first game, I know how the puzzle's going to go and I'm just drawing out all the backgrounds and stuff so that I can put them together with all this scary scripting gubbins.
Anyway, i've rambled enough, feel free to PM me or add me to msn messenger and stuff if you feel like wasting some of your precious hours on this earth in inane conversation. Oh yeah, anyone who likes scripting but not drawing or plot-thinking-upping, drop us a line and maybe we can collaberate and stuff:)
Chris
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here! (Newcomers only, all else will be deleted
Post by: .. on 25 May 2004, 18:50
I just realised something.. I've been coming to these boards about 3/4 months nopw and become a (hopefully) helpfull and active member of the community and I've never introduced myself..

So hello, I'm Scuthbert and I have an alcohol problem I'm new here!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here! (Newcomers only, all else will be deleted
Post by: Barbarian on 26 May 2004, 04:05
Greetings everyone... I'm a newbie here to AGS and the forums.
    My name is "Big" Don.  :) 
I choose "Barbarian" as my handle here as I'm a long-time fan of Robert E. Howards "Conan the Barbarian" character.
I'm currently 36 years old, I'm a Canadian, but currently I'm residing in Hong Kong.
Hobbies / Interests: Martial-Arts, computers & video-games, exercise, movies, reading, travel (when I can afford)...

I'm a long time computer-user (for about 22 years, I started back in the 'old Vic=20 / C=64 days) and am a big fan of Adventure Games, also with many years of RPG experience in my youth (Dungeons & Dragons kinda games). 

I used to program games waaay back on my 'ol Vic=20 & C-64 'puters, and using computers has been a big part of my life ever since. I currently do some web-programming/promoting and as well teach Jujitsu for means of income, but it looks like I may very soon be a published author if things works out like I hope .

Anyways, I found the wonderful AGS site and program a little over a month ago and have been becoming more familier with it everyday. I've been working a few hours each day with AGS, and my "first game" that I've been working on is really starting to shape up now.
You can see See more about my game in production, "Big Don's Adventure" ,over at:
http://www.agsforums.com/yabb/index.php?topic=14181.0

Keep up the good work all you Adventure Gamers!
I see a lot of great talent out there.

*Salutes*
Best regards,
---- Big Don, the Barbarian.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here! (Newcomers only, all else will be deleted
Post by: sunflower1980 on 28 May 2004, 23:05
 :)  Hi.  I'm new (duh) and saw this discussion and thought I would say hello.  I've downloaded and played quite a few games from the AGS site and I have to say that there are a lot of talented people here.  I would like to play some version of the old game Spy Vs. Spy.  So, if anyone knows where i could download the original or a remade version, let me know.  Thanks.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here! (Newcomers only, all else will be deleted
Post by: Scummbuddy on 30 May 2004, 19:48
welcome y'all.  and sunflower, take a lookie over here: http://www.agsforums.com/yabb/index.php?topic=12149.0
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here! (Newcomers only, all else will be deleted
Post by: mp3 on 07 Jun 2004, 09:55
digital newbie here
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Batgirl1979 on 08 Jun 2004, 05:07
Batgirl... What city in Ontario do you live in?

It's nice to meet another person who lives in Canada. :)

Sorry I haven't reply sooner, computer went on the fritz.
I live in Hamilton which is about 45 minutes from Toronto.
:)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here! (Newcomers only, all else will be deleted
Post by: Jeku on 08 Jun 2004, 19:27
Hey guys,

I'm from Vancouver, and I'm new around here but I'm not new to programming.   I work at a large video game company in real life, and I enjoy tinkering in my spare time.  You might have seen one of my previous games, WordTris, and right now I'm updating it using C++/Direct3D.

Adventure games, however, have always been my passion.  I can't wait to get into making my dream game using AGS.  Since I'm a huge Space Quest fan, I will tribute it in some way or another :)

    - Jeku
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here! (Newcomers only, all else will be deleted
Post by: hearty on 13 Jun 2004, 21:52
Alright! Wanna introduce myself. I'm Hazel, 23, from England. Haven't even tried making a game yet but I plan to do so as soon as I get a new computer. The heap I have at the moment wont let me do owt!!!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here! (Newcomers only, all else will be deleted
Post by: afinch on 13 Jun 2004, 23:45
Hi all- I did not realize there was a place to introduce myself as I have never scrolled past the Hints and Tips Section.  I have just recently discovered AGS and I love the games.  Everyone here has been really helpful and nice so far so thanks all for making me feel welcome.  ;D

Alissa
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here! (Newcomers only, all else will be deleted
Post by: Edwin Xie on 14 Jun 2004, 03:33
Am I a newcomer? I think I am... it seems like time is so fast.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here! (Newcomers only, all else will be deleted
Post by: iluciv on 15 Jun 2004, 07:57
Hi just introducing myself, My Nicks Iluciv, I'm 29 enjoy older style games and looking forward to have time to finally learn AGS. I've known about the program for ages. Just no time to learn how to use it.  I look forward to putting out something that others might enjoy.

Later
Iluciv 
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here! (Newcomers only, all else will be deleted
Post by: pixelcat on 15 Jun 2004, 12:26
I've been posting here about a month but haven't introduced myself...  I'm 23, from Nova Scotia, Canada.  I still remember playing Zork for hours when I was 5 or 6, and my interest in adventures went up from there.  I've played/owned pretty much every original sierra adventure game... I think SQ3, PQ1/2 and KQ4 would have to be my favorites.  I've always been interested in making games, and have done a lot of modelling/texturing/levels for games like HL and JK, but now i'm really interested in 2D stuff and pixelart, so that's why i'm here.  I'm looking forward to making a game with AGS...

Welcome to everyone else... :)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here! (Newcomers only, all else will be deleted
Post by: ras_maxim on 15 Jun 2004, 13:27
hell low my name is maxim i am being banned on every forum I register because  i am stupid and rude. I have been banned once on rastafari.ru, 4 times  in Versionist Riddim community, once on Jah rastafari forum, once on Rastafari.suddenlaunch.com, 3 times i was kicked out from Rasta Nick's Forum, and I don't remember what was earlier. Please don't kick me out of HERE!!!!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here! (Newcomers only, all else will be deleted
Post by: Swikan on 15 Jun 2004, 17:17
Hello!  I am brand, spankin' new to AGS and am still going through the tutorials.  I was so delighted to find this board and the listings for more tutorials and help that are posted.  I promise I will only ask for help after I have tried to figure stuff out on my own, using the manual and the links you all have provided!

I live in Texas, am old and married with 2 kids.  I remember when the Sierra-style games were all there were and miss them terribly.  I have really enjoyed the freeware games created by others using the AGS system (as well as others) and decided to take the plunge myself.  I gathered that AGS was the easiest for beginners (and the results of some of your games definitely do NOT look or play like beginner games!) and so here I am.

Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here! (Newcomers only, all else will be deleted
Post by: Chronos on 27 Jun 2004, 00:41
Hi all!

I didn't see there was a post to introduce yourself so let me do it now:
I'm Chronos a 22 yo coder willing to make his own game(and finish it).
AGS is awsome i really love it, and you guys are very creative and productive, i really enjoy playing the games you make.
I hope you won't be too harsh with me and my work  :P

Have fun!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here! (Newcomers only, all else will be deleted
Post by: Effy on 29 Jun 2004, 16:31
My name is Lauren--but just call me Effy. Hmm, I'm 15 and I just joined, although I've been playing AGS games for quite a long time now, a year maybe. Err. I have a pygmy goat named Penelope, and she's the most beautiful thing ever. No, I don't live on a farm, I'm actually in a development. I'm from somewhereinoceancounty, NJ, in USA. I love adventure games, and sometimes, you just can't find good ones anymore; whihc is why I like this place. Hopefully you niftykeen people will accept me? Make it more pleasant. I'll try not to act so very very 15. I can be intelligent if I feel like it.

Adios!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here! (Newcomers only, all else will be deleted
Post by: Borish da second on 01 Jul 2004, 19:52
Hello! I started to use ags about a week ago. I registered me in the forums today. I'm going through the tutorials too. In the same time i practice my art. ;) I live in sweden... I'm making a website with html script, and there are some tutorials so i can get started but they are all in swedish.  :-\

To webdesign school (http://www.webdesignskolan.com/) (There is some other tutorials too, not only html script...Very good site)

To javascript.nu (http://www.javascript.nu/intro.shtml) (Sounds like only javascript, but there is html script too.)

I'm making some html tutorials too, they will be in english.

Edit: I'm 15 years old.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here! (Newcomers only, all else will be deleted
Post by: Qwentt on 05 Jul 2004, 19:34
Im new to the forums, but I've been around AGS for about 2 years. The first adventure game I ever played was Monkey Island. I liked the style of the game, but not the storyline, so I searched for some more games like it. Then I found the AGS site, but I overlooked its true awesomeness so I tried to make a game with Adventure Game Maker instead. I couldn't do animation well on it so I soon gave that up and tried Text Adventures. I don't know much coding, html, or C++ so that ended rather quickly. Finally I came back to AGS and discovered the real world of computer gaming. After a year or so I figured I could try to make my own game again. So that leaves me here.

By the way, I am not only a n00b (and I don't mind calling myself that), but I am also a very young n00b (14). But I figure I should start young or by the time I finish my game I will be too old to care. :-\
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here! (Newcomers only, all else will be deleted
Post by: Capn MucousArts on 05 Jul 2004, 20:31
 YARR!! Well,hello every...tis not my evil twin Capn Mucous j Arts speakin...just plain ol mucous :)
 Nothin much to say cept for that im Nishit...a 15 year old boy with a dream(*ahem*)...to make the greatest Game Mankind(and the rest..)has  EVER seen. 8)
 I love adventure games(all LA stuff n more)...umm reading novels...science/fiction stuff...movies...and admiring myself in the mirror...umm...what else...I really love this whole "AGS idea".
 May the best of luck be with u all...ciao`

PS:forgot to mention me dwells in sylvan India ;D
(wonder if there's any1 else from back here... ???)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here! (Newcomers only, all else will be deleted
Post by: Nightmare on 05 Jul 2004, 23:03
Hi there

Why Im here? I dont know, Im not n00b :p

So, Im 23 near 24 :( 1980 :rulez:
I live in Rome, Italy I think you heard about it ;)

and...umh... At the moment I have 1/2 and 1/2 project, not 1 :(

Im here because a friend [ awesome designer ] has thinked that he want make an adventure game! but with the code he sux lol
and he asked me to find something to create a game! his first idea was director, my first idea flash. but now Im here to make a game with AGS !!!1

I have made a game with roger and eric ahah but not funny :p just a try to learn how to use ags editor.

BOOOM returning to bomb, 1/2 is because the story is ready, the graphic on work, and Im waiting to create something with it.

Current Team Members
Me [ "coder" ]
Designer
Writer

1/2 is for my personal project, I have some idea but I dont have the story :(

Current Team Members
Me [ "coder" ]
Me [ Designer ]
Me [ Writer ]

umh no more to say

oh yes Im on #ags, someone know me ^^

Bye Bye all
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here! (Newcomers only, all else will be deleted
Post by: Rikki on 16 Jul 2004, 00:06
Hi my name is Rikki ive had ags since october of last year but only joined the forum a few days ago.
I have downloaded a few ags games and made a test game of my own.
I'll post again soon with news of my first project, just wanted to say hi.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here! (Newcomers only, all else will be deleted
Post by: mysterybowler on 16 Jul 2004, 10:33
Hi,
I am 29 and live in Edinburgh, Scotland. I started playing text adventures as a kid and progress to the point and clickers soon after. I have played most of the sierra quest games and lsl. My big love has to be the Lucasarts adventures. From Loom to MI4 and everthing in between. I am new to this community and have just downloaded AGS. I have been playing around with the editor and although have no experience with programing, it doesn't look too intimidating. I am a cartoonist and I play the trumpet. I have a couple of ideas for games that need developed. Watch this space.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: eric_sp on 19 Jul 2004, 16:29
Hi, I'm from Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Actually Sao Paulo shouldn't be written the way I did, it's supposed to be São Paulo, but this character must be strange on europe-usa computers)
First of all, i want to set my flag on South America map, 'coz there's no one from Sao Paulo in there, even if there're brazilians there.
Second, i do not love games. I just like them. I'm not a eletronic games fanatic, nor a cartoon fanatic. I think there's only two things I really love: music and soccer (even if I play really bad). About music, i like lots of stuff, but i keep myself in the alternative rock scene. My favorite band is The Clash, but i do like Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros, Husker Du, Minutemen, Ramones, The Jam, fIREHOSE, Weezer, Cheap Trick, NY Ska Jazz Ensemblem (and similars), The Specials, etc. I'd talk about some brazilians bands, but everything people knows about brazilian music is bossa nova (i hate it, it's a elitist style of music).
Third, I must admit that adventure games are really incredible, 'cause it let's the creator of the game, develop any kind of situation, any story, any plot, from a stylish funny cartoon, to a cold wars plot against usa (yeah, i do hate usa government, actual and past ones, but i guess i can't be blamed for that).

I guess one of the reasons for me to hate so much the elits, and lots of other stuffs, is the fact that i'm still a teenager (sixteen and a half). Also i've been certainly influenced by Orwell-Camus literature. Actually I'd like to use the 1984 plot to make an adventure game, but i guess that's kind hard for a newbie like me.
In fact, i didn't even installed the AGS yet on my computer. I downloaded it a couple of days ago, less then a week.

My first adventure game is going to be related to a teenage kid, kind of a rebel, that hates his government, a high school student that have pretty good grades, but it's not a nerd geek, etc. I'll try to use comedy, but making all the sprites for that, is going to be really hard.
Any time I need help I'll come here (of course, after checking the Know-How).
I have a little experience on flash action script, that's really similar to visual basic. I took a look at the tutorials, and the AGS script seemed simple, but you never know, right?
I also have experience with html, and webdesign-graphics, i guess this might help me.

Well, I guess I already wrote enough. I'm off now.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Tedino on 20 Jul 2004, 08:26
Hello everyone!
My name is Ted Jonsson and are from Eskilstuna in sweden.
I like this fun program. I'm trying making an own game but i'm VERY bad on graphics! :'(
Please help me! I'm searching for any program to make own fonts with and i'm trying making own language in the game. I trying making swedish language but it seemed not working at all! Can anyone give hints to make it out?
I would be very happy! I've downloaded a example-map with differents BG, small characters, music and sfx. it has space theme. if anyone like to contact me then it's allright! i like read emails and get new friends, bye from me ;D
Title: Deviant amongst ...
Post by: FalnEdn on 21 Jul 2004, 00:23
     Been using AGS for some time now, at least, "playing around with it."  Been playing these types of games for a long time... and found this site by accident when looking for this style of games to play... quite happily at that!
     Been called many names in my life, most common are either Fallen Eden or the "Scriptease" or t. Wolfox sR Rhose, which when able I fully intend to change my legal name to, so that's what I prefer to go by.  I'm a bit of a deviant at times... at the very least an "unusual personage."  Or so I've been told?  I also write poetry and am a novel, cinema, and music fanatic.  At any rate, I babble quite incoherently at times!  I've made claims to be a fallen god, an alien, and the son of a sasquatch ... all of which I claim to be true!
     At any rate, I'm using my excessive imagination and 8-track mind to design and create a game based upon my deviant and oftimes un-"PC" ideas... which so far my friend and girlfriend think is merely another touch of my supposed insanity.
     And my mother is a sasquatch... either that, or a mutated caterpillar with a cleanliness fetish.

t. Wolfox sR Rhose, the "Scriptease"
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: SuperCarott on 25 Jul 2004, 01:58
So umm... im new here and uh... so im just one of those everyday males between the age of 16 and 17 who refuse to stand up from their computer, go out, live... and... other stuff. (guess whats my hobby :P )
Hmm... i guess im the first one here from hungary (do i win a prize if i am? :) )
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Richie on 25 Jul 2004, 12:06
hey,

im a newbie.

i know nothing so im stuck lol on everything.

i actually WAS on to my third room, so it really wasn't going that bad.
then....

my damn hard drive gave out.

its dead

so anyway just saying hi

names richie. 18. from yorkshire so

hello.
Title: Re:Newbies unite! / Newbies helping each other.
Post by: mornin (away for quite a while) on 25 Jul 2004, 21:05
Hello everyone!

I downloaded AGS three months ago, but never really used it. Now i have a little bit of time and finally want to start making my first game, so I registered at the forum today.  Then, I found this wonderful thread and thought it would be the perfect opportunity to introduce myself. Well, I'm 17 years old, female and live in Cologne, Germany. Right now, I'm a student, but I'll finish school next year  ;D. Then, I want to become a sound engineer. That's all about me basically...

I really don't wanna be a smart-ass and I don't want to offend anyone, but I read this thread and found Queen Kara's German translations and thought it might be helpful to make a few remarks on them, not much, because they are really good  :D

Auchtung : Attention / warning. ( German )
It's "Achtung"

Viel Danke / Dankeshon : Thank you very much.  ( German )
It's "vielen Dank / Dankeschön" (if you can't write ö, use oe instead)
 
Schalf : House ( though at least one person thinks it means sleep...so I could be wrong....lol )
I think you meant the German word "Schlaf" which means "sleep". The German word for "house" is almost like the English: "Haus"

Drachen : Dragon ( German )
This translations is difficult. In German "Drachen" can mean "Dragons" or "kite". One dragon is just "Drache".

Du Hast : You hate ( supposedly this means something else because this is from the song by Rammstein and different people have posted different things. *sighs* I'll try to remember to find the other meaning again and post it here. )
"du hast" means "you have". "du hasst" means "you hate". I know German is quite a mean language  :P

Gut Morgen : Good morning. ( German )
It's "Guten Morgen"

Zher Gut : Very good. ( German )
It's "Sehr gut"

I hope that helped a little. If anyone of you needs some German words or translations just ask me. I'd love to help.  :D
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: SpacePirateCaine on 28 Jul 2004, 14:11
Hello there,

My name's Luke Rideout. I've been playing around a bit with AGS since sometime last spring, and have aspirations to one day create an adventure game worth playing. Generally speaking, I'm a cartoonist, and I'm working on developing and eventually publishing a comic book (which, consequentially, is the base for the first AGS game I'm attempting to make). I'm 22, will be 23 in a few days, and I currently live in Chiba, Japan as a University student (Studying linguistics, Arr!), though I was born in Nova Scotia, Canada, and spend my breaks with my parents in California, USA.

I've also been lurking on the forums since I first downloaded AGS, so I hope not to make too many mistakes while posting here. My biggest hope, while posting, is to improve my art technique, as I've noticed that there is an immense amount of artistic talent here. It's really quite overwhelming.

Well, pleased to meet everyone in advance.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: BlackMan890 on 28 Jul 2004, 16:56
Hello, my name is Jonatan and i have been using the ags for about 2 weeks.
i may not be a good artist but this is what i would like to share for the others "newbie" like myself.
I was born on an island called Iceland
anyway, here is the photo i would like to share, the url is http://www.geocities.com/jnatann/room2.png

(http://www.geocities.com/jnatann/room2.png)

the size is 500 x 200, very good for 320 x 200 resolation
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: meira_Bates on 31 Jul 2004, 01:30
I'm one of the latest newbies... 

I'm a 20 year old female that's had a large intrest in PC and video gaming for as far back as I can remember.  I've tried and failed on several occasions to make an RPG but that never worked out.  I'm now attempting to learn AGS and see if I can get any luck this way...but over all I'm not too optomistic. 

I only recently found out about the AGS comunity and started playing a small handfull of the games, as I was drawn to it after having played King's Quest 2 from the Tierra website...which I was linked to in a post on the General Discussion forum of a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles message board I left (so now you know another thing I like).  I was already a fan of Sam and Max, some other PC titles, and games such as Clock Tower (do the first 3 clock tower games count?).  Of the games I've played here so far I REALLY liked 5 Days a Stranger and Bestowers of Eternity.

The only other things I think might be at all worth mentioning about myself are that I am a wanna be traditional artists, and I have a large liking of the Japanese culture due to having lived a small handfull of my most impressionable childhood years in Okinawa.  So I'm a want-to-be artist that's a Japan, video game, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles lover.

O.o   ...I usualy don't ramble so long either...but yes...  I shall likely lurk around now and pop up to put in my two cents at random.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Problem on 31 Jul 2004, 19:50
Hi,

My name is Denis, I'm 23 and live in Kassel (Germany). I'm new to AGS. I am interested in programming and I always wanted to create an adventure game. Unfortunately I never had enough time to program a game engine all by myself. And if I did, there wouldn't have been any time left to make an adventure with it ;)
Now that I tested AGS and played some games made with it, I want to create an adventure together with some friends, but I have no idea what it will be like yet.

Besides, I am a musician, I spend most of my free time making music. I am horrible at drawing rooms or sprites, but that's okay for me ;D
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: mousemat on 01 Aug 2004, 22:39
hi,

my names mat i am 13 from the uk,england.i have always been fasinated at creating games and my friend surch for game making software on the net and thats how we found ags.i had trouble alot with other game making programmes but ags must be the easiest i have ever used.i like art and gaming so i make good sprites now and again although i am better at editing ready made sprites.

 ;D
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Bagpuss on 01 Aug 2004, 23:07
Hello all, I'm Richard and I'm yet another Briton.  I'm a long time fan of adventure games, despite my first experiences of some classics being playing at a friends house with said friend looking over my shoulder telling me how stupid I am and how obvious it is that you use the rubber chicken on the rope crossing thing.

Yeah, I was PC-less myself so my idea of a classic adventure game involves rubber keys and an egg wearing boxing gloves (that's Dizzy on the ZX Spectrum for all you Philistines out there).
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Eleazar on 05 Aug 2004, 14:52
Hello.
My name is Eleazar and i'm 16. I'm from Venezuela, you know where it's? it's near Brazil.
Here we speak spanish so I don't write english very well. I've played all lucasarts adventure games, ALL (i have d original disk of monkey 1) and others like gobli(ii)ns, discworld, etc. I'm new in AGS but I'm making my game right now. I had not experience in pixelation, animation, drawing, storyboard,etc. But when I start using AGS I improve all of this. You gonna see my improvement in my new game "El santo Grial".  :-X
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Edmundito on 05 Aug 2004, 16:17
To Eleazar:
Que hubo, Eleazar. Yo tambien soy de Venezuela pero estoy viviendo en EEUU. Ciro Durán tambien es de Venezuela y creo que somos los unicos. Ciro hizo un juego en español llamando "Tomate Un Descanso".

In English:
What's up, Eleazar. I too am from Venezuela, but I'm living in USA right now. Ciro Durán is also from Venezuela and I believe that we're the only ones. Ciro made a game in Spanish called "Tomate Un Descanso" (Take a Break).
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Ciro Durán on 05 Aug 2004, 18:08
Hey Eleazar, welcome to the forum, I hope you can get along with all the people who dwell here :-).

I'm not much of a frequent poster, but sometimes I get an itch to write a message or two :-P. If you have some issues with translations, I think can help.

Netmonkey told you something about me, it's fair to return the favor: visit Netmonkey entertainment (http://netmonkey.cellosoft.com/)!!11!!!11! ;)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Eleazar on 06 Aug 2004, 01:09
Gracias por la bienvenida netmonkey y Ciro duran. yes, we'r only three from Venezuela.
netmonkey: It's "tómate" no "tomate" jejeje, by the way, where is that game??
Ciro: I'm in the middle of my game, so if you wait a little can make the translation for it  8).
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Blitzerland on 14 Aug 2004, 16:46
They call me...Billy?
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: landslidepurist on 16 Aug 2004, 18:27
Hello. I'm of British persuasion. I like adventure games very much. I'm also a musician and would be happy to make some music and collaborate with  people who are making games.
I can't do programming so can't make my own ones. I'd do some character design, but I suck at photoshop. Give me Deluxe Paint anyday.

to listen to some mods - www.geocities.com/landslidepurist


Cheers.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Pelican on 19 Aug 2004, 22:25
Well, technically I'm a noob, so I might as well say hello.

I'm Joanna, 21 years old, and I'm from Northern Ireland. I have far too many interests to list them, but suffice to say, one of them is computer games. Adventure games specifically. I've spent the last few weeks downloading games, before I decided to make an appearance on the forums.

I don't have any experience with AGS, but I used to study computers, and I do have prior programming experience. Still, I doubt I can be much help technically. However one of my main hobbies is writing, so I can help a bit with plots/storyline if you like.

I haven't done much with AGS yet, though I do have a game in development. Nothing tangible, just at the planning stage. I may actually make something one of these days...

Anyway, feel free to message me (it's not like I've got anything better to do!).
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Etcher Squared Games on 21 Aug 2004, 01:59
Hello, I am Bryan.  I've already posted here a few times, but I still consider myself a noob.  My user name is my "company" name.  I may explain it's history if enough people beg.

I've been using AGS about 3 weeks now, and if all goes well I'll finish my first game this weekend called "Sierra Quest 1: Roberta In Love" and I've had a blast making it.

Being a professional programmer by day, the scripting and engine have come rather easy to me.

Drawing still doesn't come easy to me, so my first game isn't going to look good.

That's why my next game, I'm going to have my brother do the drawing.

good luck to all the noobs, and have fun
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: PyroMonkey on 24 Aug 2004, 00:52
Good day. I, being the silent, sneaky type, will not disclose much about myself. I am new to both AGS and this site. In fact I just downloaded it today, and already I'm starting to get the hang of it. I am an amateur programmer who couldn't even create a simple "Pong" game, and have long since forgotten most coding. But AGS has been pretty good to me, already I'm starting to see results.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: a|A on 24 Aug 2004, 02:29
Hi there,
My name is Anthony! I'm a jolly 20 year old Australian Male.
Im relatively new to AGS, however a veteran when it comes to Adventure games and programming in general ( well, okay, maybe not a programming veteran, but Im still okay at it ).  Big fan of the quest for Glory series.  And I finished my first trial game "GOAT QUEST" last night.  Mainly just to get my footing.  I've got an idea for a new game, but I'll spare you the details until I've got the main character animated and the plot completely worked out.

I write electronic music in my spare time ( at least I used to ) but I think a soundtrack will be called upon for my upcoming game! I'm always around if people want to chat.  ICQ, MSN or AIM.  Or even IRC if thats your thing ( in #dropbearz on irc.austnet.org ).

I think Adventure games are by far the best genre out there, and we need more damnnit!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: j0nb0y on 29 Aug 2004, 19:05
Hi all,
My name is Jonathan and i first heard about ags while searching for all of the old adventure games that i used to play when i was a kid (Kings Quest, Monkey Island, etc...). I downloaded ags the second i learned about it and promptly started on my first game. After a couple of hours of drawing and trying to figure out the scripting, i gave up. I'm going to dive into all of the wonderful online tutorials to see what i can learn.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Calamity on 30 Aug 2004, 19:53
Hello folksies. My name's Anna and I'm a long time adventure game fan. I'm twenty years old and live in the States. As far as I can remember point and clicks (and before that text inputs) have been my favorite gaming genre. Some of my favorites include:

-The Dagger of Amon Ra
-Beneath a Steel Sky
-Gabriel Knight:Sins of the Fathers
-All of the Police Quest series
-Same goes for King's and Space Quest
-I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream
-The Monkey Island series
-Flight of the Amazon Queen
-Broken Sword:Shadow of the Templars

The list goes on but I won't bore you. Aside from gaming I'm a big fan of Sci-Fi, Espionage and Fantasy novels, for music I enjoy Classical, Opera, Classic Rock, Industrial, some newer Rock (I mainly like stuff from the 90s and any band from then that's still around).  I also try to do a lot of writing in my spare time.

My current project right now is more or less a goofball one that I'm using to get used to the program so I don't really think it'll be too groundbreaking.  :P It'll be a pleasure talking with you all. I'll put my AIM name up soon but I have it set so only folks on my list can IM me so if you want to chat PM me and I'll gladly add you, though I'm always on MSN as well. :)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: PurpleMouse on 15 Sep 2004, 23:30
I'm a 14 year old boy from England called James. I've been a fan of p'n'c aventures since buying Sam and Max hit the road due to the manual saying it was a colouring book.
I really love Pink Floyd, 2nd favourite band is Placebo.
I'm attemping to make my first game at the moment (backgrounds all in black and white, characters in colour), it will most likely be very crap.
I have very strong opinions about things (mainly politics, I really hate the Tories), I'm going to try not to get involved in any discussions/arguements because I usually just end up wanting to kill someone.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Neutron on 17 Sep 2004, 05:11
Hello, I am a total NOOB to this program, but I like it, and expect to be using it, so I came here to dredge the forums for knowledge.  I have lots of textures and stuff relating to 3D, so I will try to put up a .zip every once in awhile with my latest stuff.  Aside from Blender, I use GIMP alot,....the latest version is pretty impressive, along with a variety of other paint programs, including PIXIA, and the latest version of Project DogWaffle.  I like free and open sourced software, and will use it in most cases, though I do use Photoshop for some things, and I have a couple of others, like a TTF maker, and some common utilities.  I am both 2D and 3D artist, so I will make backgrounds in 3D and strictly 'painted'.  I might even try a couple with traditional media, which is what I used to do, before I became obsessed with computers.  I hope, that while here, I can both get something out of, and also contribute to the community.  If you need sprites or tiles or backgrounds feel free to ask.  Please don't ask me about scripting for the Blender game engine, as I am completely inept at scripting. 
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Hamelkart on 19 Sep 2004, 18:52
Hi, I my name (real name) is Luka and I come from Croatia (I noticed there are already 3 or even more Croatians on this forum). The program is great and it's really easy to make simple game with it. However I had some problems with scripting, intro sequence and other minor script stuff.
Forum is good, but I noticed that interest could be higher (only 2-3 topics in one day in certain discussions).
Well, that's about it... Back to whatever i was doing before posting this...
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: BorisZ on 22 Sep 2004, 20:26
Hi, my name is Boris and I am from Croatia too (about 60 Km, or 40 miles south of Hamelkart). I am not realy new since I already made two games with AGS, but I didn't notice this thread before,  so that's about it....
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: poop743 on 25 Sep 2004, 13:44
ummmmm. Im steve. I live in the US in pennsylavania. I have made two ags games. One was the worst game ever made though. It was playable but really easy. The next one i like but havent posted yet
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Tommy Filth on 26 Sep 2004, 05:43
Hey there.

I'm not personally a big fan of introducing myself to forums, usually because it feels like posting before having anything useful or relevant to post, but hell, why not?

I'm 27, married six years, no kids, I live in Hershey, PA (yes, that is, in fact, where they make the chocolate), and I guess I consider myself something of a Renaissance Man; I sing, I write music as well as produce it electronically and occasionally muddle my way around a guitar or a keyboard, I write, I draw, I paint, I act, I model things in clay.  I do a lot of artistic things, but I hardly consider myself a master at any of them.  If there’s anything I do well, I suppose it’s writing, but I’ve yet to complete anything major.  My life seems to be a series of incomplete projects and half-actualized ideas.

But I have a few things that I’m working on a little more keenly than anything else...

First, there’s my web site, Innerfilth.com (http://www.innerfilth.com/), which is coming up on its five year anniversary.  Right now, it’s little more than a tight online community (http://www.innerfilth.com/forums/) (I post there by the name of Tom) of about 50 people or so, but every now and then, I reinvent it, and these last five months or so, I’ve been playing with a new design, and perhaps integrating content seamlessly with the forums.  I’m just not sure how to do it without it being a little clunky, but every redraft feels a little closer to the mark.

Secondly, I’m working on a comic book.  In this case, I’m NOT the artist, although I AM doing color and lettering (both digitally), in addition to actually writing the series.  Anybody interested in taking a look at the first page, I’ll direct you to this link (http://www.innerfilth.com/tcash/tentacleface/crumblescape/issue01/page-01-040619-02.gif).

Finally, I’ve been wanting to do an adventure game since I discovered AGS about a year ago.  Except that’s not true, now is it?  No, the truth is, I’ve wanted to make my own adventure game ever since I played my first one, King’s Quest, at the tender age of seven.  Can that really have been twenty years ago?  I guess so.

Anyway, the game… I have a baseline idea what I want to do, but I want to do it right.  I don’t want to just dive in, I want to write a full script for dialogue and text descriptions, I want to hand draw every sprite, scan it and color it comic book style, and at some point, I guess I’m going to have to bite the bullet and learn how to script.  Frankly, it’s that last bit which scares me.  There rest, I assure you, will be a pleasure, although it’ll probably take me a bit of time.

Anyway, that’s me.  I’ll be lurking these forums, perhaps popping in on the occasional thread to ask a question or beg for advice, but for the most part, aside from commenting on other people’s games and artwork, you guys probably won’t see me much until I need to start learning how to script.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: intermalte on 27 Sep 2004, 01:55
Hello together,

I'm Malte, quite new here too. I was born 1975 and I live in Germany. I'd like to apologize for my bad english which is reduced to chemical termini according to the fact, that I'm working on my PhD in Chemistry.

I read about AGS when I found a Zak McKracken and the alien mindbenders Remake in the internet. ZMK was the first Point and Click adventure i ever played way back in the 80s on my old Commodore 64.
Talking bout my c64 - this was the only computer I really knew what to do with. I programmed Star-Scrollers in Assembler and other stuff like that. I never looked that deep into the computer architecture again.
I still like Adventures and I always wanted to do it by myself.

What I can do:
I'm making Musik for quite a while, I play guitar and keyboard in a band called Philz. If you like britpop you can check out our homepage:
http://www.interphilz.de - well the english version is not updated.
I also made Music for myself.
I use Cubase and I know how to use it.
When I have the time to, I like to paint and I had two exhibitions. Graphical Artwork of me was published in chemical magazines.
I work with Corel Draw and Photopaint.

What I want to do:

First Project: "Philz - The Adventure Pt. I"
I'd like to make an adventure about my band - something about the way to the first (and only) big open air. This will be filled with sick humour, and the player can learn a lot about failure. There will be live gigs, studios, beer and fans. All this stuff and the original Philz-Music will be there too (of course).
The raw Story is complete, some puzzles, very raw graphics, I think I've got 5% of the game.
I made a new GUI for it, cause I wanted to use the same cursor all the time. I tried several methods - first right click walk to, left click interact, but this decreases the possibilities too much, so I changed back to the Sierra system, but instead of the cursor the button is highlighted.

Second Project: "The Water of Life"
This has to be dark. Something about the living dead, conspirycies and the end of innocence. You stumble into something and your blood will freeze.
This is an idea and there are some pictures in my mind - maybe I find the time for this.

I hope so.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Tommy Filth on 28 Sep 2004, 00:15
Second Project: "The Water of Life"
This has to be dark. Something about the living dead, conspirycies and the end of innocence. You stumble into something and your blood will freeze.
This is an idea and there are some pictures in my mind - maybe I find the time for this.

This sounds really interesting to me.  I'd like to hear more about it.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Albert Cuandero on 28 Sep 2004, 05:10
I just noticed this thread so a bit late: "Hi!"

I gotta go to work! (most common quote during the week)

Why is it [PC] doing this to me! (most common quote weekends)

I am sorry!!! (most common quote on any social occasions  ;))

yeah and since it's tuesday: I gotta go to work now!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: MarkH on 28 Sep 2004, 08:48
I am Mark and i have been registerd for about a week and i jus enjoy scrolling through the forums and reading what people have to say. My friend from school was a huge fan of AGS and told me to get registered, so i did and i am really enloying it.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: [Cameron] on 28 Sep 2004, 08:53
I'm the friend. I totally pimped AGS to him.  8)
Regards,


Alec
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Albert Cuandero on 28 Sep 2004, 18:53
Quote
I'm the friend. I totally pimped AGS to him.

Impressive! If I ever go for commercial games, maybe I'll offer yout to be my markeing strategist, alec... :)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: drag0ntamer on 28 Sep 2004, 19:00
Hello.
My name is UNKNOWN and I'm 17. I'm from the good old USA.
I've played most of lucasarts adventure games like, Sam and Max: Hit the Road, Day of the Tentacle, Full Throttle, Indiana Jones..... (something). I'm new to AGS but I plan on making a game soon. I LOVE to do graphic design, animation, drawing, writing, drawing, media design, and web design.

I posted 1 thread so far but no one has answered :'( (*hint* *hint*). It is is abut making a game using AGS and my confusion as to whether I can make the FINAL product of the game compatable with MAC/PC.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Blade on 29 Sep 2004, 11:56
Hi, my name's Mike, I'm 20 and live in Poland. I'm new to AGS and I'm just starting with it, having some problems especially with the scripting and GUI. I'm doing my first game and gonna show some screenshots at the appropriate place soon.
Tha..tha...tha... That's all folks!  ;)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Goldmund on 29 Sep 2004, 13:40
Witaj w gromadzie, lelev. Jakos tak poczuwam sie do witania polakow (jako reprezentant bedacy tu od czasow, kiedy AGS hulal w DOSie), ostatnio przybyla jeszcze Ola i mamy silna 3-osobowa reprezentacje.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Nacho on 29 Sep 2004, 16:36
Your English is going worse, Blazej...  ;D
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Goldmund on 29 Sep 2004, 17:00
Still learning from the Master, dear Farlanderos  :P
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Plog on 29 Sep 2004, 18:20
Um hey i'm Plog my real name is Tom. I grew up on the Monkey Island games and began to get a whole collection of Lucasarts adventures when my friend told me about this ite and program I soon outmastered his abilities in it. (Which wasn't hard considering how bad I am at AGS. <_<) So then I um decided joining here would be a good idea been using AGS a while didnt sign up till now though.

And um, hey.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: woodz on 03 Oct 2004, 00:07
erm... i'm an old newbie if theres such a thing! i left n came back, then left and came back and left.... so that means i'm back again!... kin ell a lot of new names!!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: madmanmunt on 03 Oct 2004, 13:14
Hi everyone,

I've never made a game with AGs and I seriously doubt I would be able to do so. However, since stumbling across this site I have been utterly addicted to AGs gaming and astounded at the quality of some of these games. So I thought, why not join up and start actually rating the damn things. I may not have any budding AGs masterpieces up my sleeve but everyone likes feedback on their achievements, right? Look forward to posting more.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: poop743 on 12 Oct 2004, 01:22
I've been messin with AGS for over a year, but i am still a forum newbie. I am also one of the most notorious posters here.

Poop743 rules!

Please see the debate thread and help me with my game
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: kjetting on 12 Oct 2004, 18:31
I'm from Norway and have been a big fan of the adventure game genre since I was a kid.
Lots of great memories from playing Indiana Jones and the fate of Altlantis on my Amiga 500 juggling 12 floppy disks back and forth every time a button was clicked.

Hi people! 
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Meowster on 12 Oct 2004, 18:47
hi, my name is john and i am a newbie.

I ROCK!!!!

i am currently making a game that will be a cross between adventure and shootemup. it's going to be awesome. if your lucky, ill release a demo. until then im looking for a programmer, a background artist, an animator, a musician and a writer and also a story design and also a level designer.

its going to be cool. seriously. in about ten seconds, ill even post a delevlopemenent thread for it.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: SSH on 12 Oct 2004, 18:58
hi my name is Rusalka and I like easy targets for humour
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Dr Lecter on 12 Oct 2004, 21:34
hi, i been playing point and click games since monkey island 1, right the way through to monkey island 4, and all the others. then when i found this game on pc gamer called "7 days a sekptic" and "5 days a stranger", i had played calsoon, and pleughburg before but never really thought about making games at the time.

to cut a long story short, i think ive taken loads from the genre and i think its about time to give something back, so far ive done everything in the basic manual and im just about to start my first program but i'll tell you more about that once i have something to show of it
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Captain_Cow on 13 Oct 2004, 10:25
Hi everyone, I'm so happy to have been able to find this awsome site:) I've taken up 3d animation using softimage xsi and I love old school sierra and lucasarts games.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: jasonjkay on 13 Oct 2004, 13:52
Hi im jason. Ive been using this program for at least a year as I found it on a cd from a magazine. All Ive done is messed around a bit. Ive downloaded the new program and ive started making a game. Just registerd today but ive been looking around the forums for weeks. (Im still a newb)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Takkar Tekekak on 22 Oct 2004, 14:14
woohoo! i'm reply 100! *self congratz*

Hello, i'm Daniel. most people on the internet call me TAK, cause it takes ages to write takkartekekak. i'm working on a game that will emphasise my insanity right now it's called "takkars world." although it shouldn't seem too you shall advance into a plot. etc.

anyway, this is me!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: bubble n tweek on 28 Oct 2004, 01:37
Everyone knows 101 beats 100, right?

Hello, I'm new here. I like adventure games....

Ok joking, this is the stuff you didn't know:

I live in the sunny town of Devizes, England, survive on pot noodles and music, and when not mooching play guitar until shouted at to stop. I don't have a name.

I'm 17, staying in education until forced to work for real, and one day hope to own the best VW Camper in the world.

Right, that's enough about me, where's the soy sauce?
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Bingo182 on 06 Nov 2004, 15:21
Hi. Me name's John. I'm 13. I guess I'm an ameteur game designer... maybe not even that... i haven't made a single game yet  :-[ I'm working on one now, but i'm still learning the ropes. I would like someone to speak to during manufacture, but don't take that as a desperate plea, more like a ... well i dont know  :-\

Well that's all 'bout me. Thx for your time.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: munkie on 09 Nov 2004, 05:49
hey whats happening everyone.. im brand new here dont know much about AGS ..im reading the manual learning day by day .... 

anyone got any help they could give me i would appreciate it..

Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Ize on 09 Nov 2004, 22:26
Hey everyone!
I'm Ize, been visiting this place without posting a thing for 4 months, but anyway, I'm gonna spend this year designing characters for an upcoming adventure (long, so maybe late 2005), won't talk about it yet.
The intergalactic gypsy grog-loving monkey is here, so watch out!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: rich316 on 10 Nov 2004, 20:14
hi i just started didnt really want to make a game but six day assasin(sorry about spelling)
opened my eyes i have just finished reading the tutorials and am going to start tommorow on my birthday 8)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Ize on 10 Nov 2004, 22:36
Well, first of all happy b-day for tomorrow!
And what's the game about, I could help.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Darkizar on 12 Nov 2004, 22:14
Hi, new here. From Denmark and 18 is my age (I already feel old, gah!  :-\)

Going to try to make a adventure game thingie for a school project thingie.. so I might need some help at some point or another.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Indie Boy on 20 Nov 2004, 19:27
Hi I'm a newbe just started with AGS a month ago. I'm called Potter (cos i hate harry potter) everyone knows me by that name so it has kinda stuck with me. I'm very into adventure games so AGS is perfect for me. Ive just started working on a game and dunno how it is going to turn out and i hope some people could help me out. Anyway i just wanted my name to be known.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Synthetique on 22 Nov 2004, 05:03
Hello all.. I started using ags way back in the dark times.. I still count myself as a n00b tho..

So.. what's new in being noobish?
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Will on 25 Nov 2004, 23:15
Hi, I found this site a when I was 14 or 15 and I had always been a fan of the point and click adventure games since I first played The Secret of Monkey Island. So, as you can imagine, I was very excited about the prospect of making similar games when I found this website. I made a few backgrounds for my games which I stored on some website for safe keeping. But when my comp got a virus I had to resort to the back up copies, but for some reason, the website I stored them on made the backrounds a lot smaller so I couldn't use them.

I was a member here about a year ago but I can't remember my username and I only made one post so it doesn't really matter.

So im working on a new game and hopefully I'll pick up some pointers along the way.  :)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: fpkk on 01 Dec 2004, 14:08
Hi. I'm new.

I'm a concept/script dude who will be looking for a primarily art/animation development dude who doesn't mind bickering as a means to getting things done.

Check me out at www.leostableford.com my *official* website  ;)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: assclownery on 02 Dec 2004, 19:43
Hi,

I came across this site a while ago, but for some reason i never bothered to sign up for the forums, or if i did, i forgot about it. My first 'game love' as such was a click and point adventure, way back on the Commodore 64. I was absolutely addicted to Maniac Mansion, i still love it to this day, i didn't get half the jokes but i was about 6. Even though the game has a huge element of humour, it used to also scare me a little, like when you go into the kitchen and Nurse Edna is at the fridge, that used to always make me jump.

Now i have a decent sized collection of adventure games including Maniac Mansion, the Monkey Island series, Sam and Max, Grim Fandango, Simon The Sorcerer and more.

In fact, i know someone who's manager of a charity shop, but the shop doesn't sell computer games. She recently came across Leisure Suit Larry 6 and Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis and also The Last Crusade and past them onto me.

My main interest with regards to making adventure games is that of the story, i'm not a graphics or scripting person, but i'd gladly work on different story ideas. Doesn't matter what topic/genre either, i can do Monty Python-esque comedy to David Fincher-esque social commentary.

I'm currently studying Film and Television at University where we frequently discuss Mise En Scene and Narrative, 2 vital elements within film and also i feel within Click 'an' Point adventures too. Perhaps i could hook up with a few people in future and help develop a story, but who knows.

Anyways, i'll shut up now.   :-X
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Remy on 06 Dec 2004, 05:34
Hi, I would like to introduce myself;  My name is Remy and I live in salt lake city.  I just started using AGS yesterday and I'm having a blast, the last time I did anything with a program was with BASIC in 9th grade.  I've also had a blast reading the boards, you guys are all great.  I found out about AGS after playing Maniac Mansion Deluxe, and thought it would be fun to make my own games.

I hope it's ok to ask the following type of question on this thread.  Right now I'm just experimenting with how to use money in a game.  I have given my character some money to start, but during a dialog he buys some stuff.  I used the "lose-inv" command in the dialog script but it only removes an amount of 1.  Does anyone know of a specific tutorial that would cover ways to deal with money?

Well, nice to meet everyone and thanks for the great site, AGS..
-Remy
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Abisso on 07 Dec 2004, 09:30
Hello! I'm new to this forum even if I know (and sometimes use) AGS from about a year.
I'm Italian, from Livorno and, what to say?

"Deh, ciao a tutti!"

Translation: More or less "Whoa, hi to everyone!"
P.S. "Deh" is a complicated word to translate.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Einoo on 11 Dec 2004, 16:33
I'm Einoo. I'm not as new as you think; I've known bout AGS since this summer, and played:

Rob Blanc 1
Rob Blanc 2
Rob Blanc 3
Two of a Kind
Al-Quest
Mom's Quest
Apprentice
Two of a Kind
Richard Longhurst and the Box that Ate Time
Wet
Six Day Assassin

I like sites like

http://www.homestarrunner.com
http://www.icompositions.com
http://www.fullyramblomatic.com

and numerous others. I can't solve puzzles to save my life, but making ones up are pretty easy for me. Here's my website:

http://homepage.mac.com/daved5/
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Moox on 11 Dec 2004, 16:48
For some reason everyone that posts here dissapears...
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Einoo on 11 Dec 2004, 17:03
For some reason everyone that posts here dissapears...
What do you mean?
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Moox on 11 Dec 2004, 17:33
Look at the post counts of all above you.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Einoo on 11 Dec 2004, 22:44
Give 'em time, they just got here. This is only my eighth post, myself.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Mirrr on 14 Dec 2004, 23:08
ok finally put in some efford and registered. I've been playing these games for a while now, so mind if i refer to myself as semi-n00b??

The name is Mirrr, 24, female, lived in the north Holland all my life.
Holland? yea Holland, The Netherlands, that lil country in Europe, known for it's drug-policy, tulips and windmills. Gotta disappoint y'all right away, not many ppl here wear wooden shoos anymore and windmills are as good as extinct.

Anywhoo, got nothing really usefull to share, so I might as well shut it!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: giftoflight on 16 Dec 2004, 02:36
Umm, hi.. my name is Máire.  I was born in Ulster, though I have lived in the US for 19 years now.  I'm a military cadet and a college student.

I fell in love with AGS the moment I saw it.  I spent the majority of my time in the early- to mid-90's playing adventure games, and to finally have the potential to make one of my own is just totally rad (Yeah I still use the word rad)!

BTW, I posted my pic in the picture thread.

Máire
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Kiroga on 21 Dec 2004, 15:45
Hi every one, my name is Kiroga, I'm a 21 year old spanish boy.
I'm a fanatic of AAAALL adventure games, and I even tried (with some succed) to make some games with the RPG-Maker.
This is my first try with an adventure game so I'll try my best.

I've been checking the AGS, and It's just great, a little hard at first but thanks to the tutorial in this page I'm not as lost as I could be.

I'm not doing anything valuable right now, just learning the basics, I've palyed some of the games here and I would love to make mine as good as them.

Ok, enought of taking your time, and thanks for reading so far. ^^

Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: DeathWish on 23 Dec 2004, 10:49
Ok, HI!

I've been here for like a little while now, or it seems like it at least, and I have to say that this site RULES. I have never been so hooked onto a forum before, but the people here are so nice and the subject are things that I am interested in ;D So anyway, About me. I'm 14 from London, United Kingdom. I'm studying for *groan* GCSE's at the mo and er... that's about it! Hi to everyone whos been bothered to read this (IF YOU HAVENT THEN YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE!!!) and er.. See you 'round

Cheers
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Gamer_V on 25 Dec 2004, 17:54
Eey,

I'm Vincent, I'm 14 years, and I'm from Holland, and I'm going to take a shot at creating a good adventure game. I've been buzy for a while, and I've finally decided to register... I hereby apologize for the crap I'm going to make. 8)

A happy Christmas,
Gamer_V
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Coochy on 02 Jan 2005, 02:16
Yeah, the name's Coochy. Or Cooch. Anyways, I'm 14 and am from a little place in USA, and I thought this community could use some of my awesomeness...well, I felt like joining, at least. So...I hope to be a good addition to the AGS forums!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Buer on 04 Jan 2005, 18:50
Name's Fred, 22 year old norwegian. Been playing since '91, when I picked up Monkey Island 1, and most recently replayed all of the Tex Murphy adventures. I've been looking for something like AGS for a long, looong time.

I hope to become an active member of the community.

-F.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: BMF-Inc on 04 Jan 2005, 19:24
Hello everyone, the name is Jon, founder and creator of Bogus Meat Factory, my personal independant organization that is bent on bringing out quality cartoons and videogames (primarly adventure games...that's why I'm here) to the public. It is a pleasure to meet all of you and I hope that I can bring out some great games and work with some of you in the far future. I am 21 years old and work at Blockbuster Video (oh joy) and spend a lot of time writing scripts for a lot of animated shorts that are in development. Right now, though I am working on my first Adventure game, short sweet, and to the point as an introductory piece here to the adventure gaming studio, and hope to have it out in the upcoming months. Anyways...Just a little tidbit about me. Hope to get to know all of you a lot better
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: white dragon on 11 Jan 2005, 13:24
Hello everybody,
I'm White Dragon and I'm an UBERN00B!! ;)
Just thought I'd post here and check out my Profile.
C ya.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: BernieLaraemie on 13 Jan 2005, 01:18
Just thought I'd step up and give my offical first 'Yo."

So, without further ado:

"Yo."

~~Bernie
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Darcness on 14 Jan 2005, 23:59
Hey all, I'm a 26 year old game designer from Pretoria, South Africa. I've been designing and programming my own games since 1986. I am the lead vocalist and songwriter of a Goth band called "Disciples of Sorrow", and a writer of fantasy fiction. I enjoy Anime, RPGs and Adventure games. I've been using AGS since a very early DOS release, but I only joined the forum today. Go figure.
Well, good to meet you all, and I hope I can someday be an asset to the AGS community.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Seleceus on 22 Jan 2005, 14:02
Hello to all.  Been lurking for a couple of years now, reading, getting to know the atmosphere.  Well, I broke the ice yesterday, in the Competition forum (couldn't resist the BGBlitz), and am now ready to start sharing.  Probably best with stories, dialogs, and artwork (to some degree).  Won't know about the scripting/programming until I get into it, and I WILL be getting into it,  soon.

I hail from the SW Finger Lakes region of New York state (USA).   Just for reference; it's about 285 miles (458 km) to New York City.  I'm a full-time systems analyst for a courier company but my regular job includes computer field tech work, Access development, and web design.  Married (once, and for good), two daughters, one dog, one cat, and a mortgage.  I'm old enough to remember 'Watergate', Apollo 13 (the original incident) and the Monkees, young enough to enjoy the 80, or so, AGS games I've played.

That's enough (more than???)  for an introduction.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: academiken on 23 Jan 2005, 06:29
I am Ken, age 29, from Richland, WA, USA.  I think my first adventure game was Space Quest 3; from that point I was hooked.  I had always appreciated adventure games as a good storytelling medium, incorporating imagery, animation, music, and plot at the player's own pace.  Ever since middle school I had always dreamed of making some kind of interesting game.  Since I am interested in drawing, animation, music, and programming, an adventure game seems to be a natural combination of these interests.

It has been neat to see how many creative people have put really unique ideas into their own games.  I had played a fair number of AGS games and had put a good deal of effort into my own game before joining the forums.

Other interests include video editing and travel.  I had seen enough of those airline safety instructional videos that I had to make my own:
http://www.3-cities.com/~kperrine/customs.html

I also deal with new technologies and user-friendly software at work, such as this:
http://www.3-cities.com/~kperrine/offuture.html
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Blackthorne on 23 Jan 2005, 22:21

I hail from the SW Finger Lakes region of New York state (USA).   Just for reference; it's about 285 miles (458 km) to New York City. 

Welcome, dude!  I'm from Syracuse... not TOO far away from ya. I'm very familiar with the Finger Lakes.

Bt
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Seleceus on 24 Jan 2005, 03:21

I hail from the SW Finger Lakes region of New York state (USA).   Just for reference; it's about 285 miles (458 km) to New York City.

Welcome, dude! I'm from Syracuse... not TOO far away from ya. I'm very familiar with the Finger Lakes.

Bt


I'm exactly 100 miles from the corner of Thompson and Erie.  Nearest city to me is Corning.  My company has an office near Carrier circle.  Thanks for the welcome.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: CountGiuseppe on 24 Jan 2005, 09:31
Hi Ho  Yall
Umm my name Is Joseph Silipo , half Italian half Polish, My nick name is Joe altho my Friends call me " YOSEF " Simply because i am 16 and my mother still calls out to me when i sit outside on the curb wit ma G's . She ALWAYS says YOOOOOOSEEEEEFFF
Hahha LOL well I think its more funni to how i pull my mums voice... Neways Im Joe.

I am a addict too ,,, no no not addict but I lOVE Sierra. Umm Sierra Games ..  Yess well.. I Have always wanted to create my own games,, seeing i have an amazing imagination,, that decieds to day dream when i Should be paying attention at school but hey.. thats me.  My MAmmA is an Graduate ,Masters of Visual Art" My BRO... YO.. Is a Gradude of Visual Art in australia and Poland and my Dads a Builder. Welll What has this got to do with me.... I was Influence from a early age into art and is now a very good artist,,, and a fast learner... A BIT MODEST .. YEAH>> BUT YOU GOTTA BE TO SURVIVE.... eny way i love the QFG Sieries and is making a Game " TANGLE AND THE FIRESTICKS" just up to the "MAKING screens bit"
and have completed za animations much more of the character TANGLE HEHHEHEHE any way this is written to you, you found that out if you got up to reading this bit and Im JOE so have a good one.\

P.S. Im looking for a female parter in AGS Creation Some where in the world
EMAIL = wikid_rhymes29@hotmail.com
CIAO OXOXOXOX
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Bombadil on 24 Jan 2005, 10:16
ô_O
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Walshy on 09 Feb 2005, 00:10
Good Day, I'm Walshy. I'm an 18 year old UNI student and an avid adventure gamer ever since 2002, when I played Leisure Suit Larry 1. I love adventure games mainly due to the creativity  required to create them. That and I am a very logical person so a good puzzle here and there is good. Thanks for your time :)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Dreben ama Vreden on 09 Feb 2005, 15:37
Hi, my name's Adam, what's up people? I'm from Bulgaria, I'm fairly good at programming, and I came here just to mention a mistake on the site. I guess I'll be posting a bit, now. Probably technical questions.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Mr. Mozzarella on 09 Feb 2005, 22:32
Hi, I'm Mr. Mozzarella from Germany.
I discovered AGS several weeks ago and, of course, had to try it out. Now I'm nearly doen with my first short game. There's only one thing I can't figure out, that's why I joined here... But all these rules in the Beginners Technichal help forum are somehow scaring me  :o ...

Anyway, I hope I'll have a nice time here at the forums and with AGS in general.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Muttley on 13 Feb 2005, 21:41
Hi my name is Aidan. I live in New Zealand. Muttley is the nickname I get called in the cricket community. If you dont know what cricket is feel free to msn me and I'll explain it to you.
Im currently 'retired' (unemployed) and work with the local city mission helping out. A big fan of Lucasarts originals. It's sposed to be summer here and its bucketing down with rain right now.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Queen Kara on 20 Feb 2005, 01:26
Welcome everyone , thank you for joining and stuff.. I'm sorry everyone for not being here for ages , constantly forgetting to check in on this place , ect.  ( and yes I've still not completed a game yet , *sighs at / about self* )

By the way , sorry to be a pest , but could somebody in charge or the person in charge of links please update "AGS Problems and Solutions " and any other links that don't lead to good sites anymore? Please and thank you.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: ZayanM on 25 Feb 2005, 01:43
Hello, I'm new here. Being using AGS for two weeks now, and working on a small game. Still having to learn so much. Anyway, I'd like to thank the creator of AGS for this wonderful program. :)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: passer-by on 09 Mar 2005, 22:00
Hi there,

I just wanted to say "hi".
I'm new here and new to ags (using it, not playing!!).  I'm working on a game (of course) but as I'm useless in scripts and I need too much  time with drawing things, it is likely to take ages to finish, although I have the story in my head and the first room is (kind of) working.
Well, nice to meet you all...

cp
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: madcrow on 11 Mar 2005, 16:12
hey, i'm new here and i just wanted to say hi. i'm playing around with AGS to make a simple test game that will prove that i sort of know what I'm doing. after i've done that i'll post my idea for a real game and beg for graphicians and musicians...
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Pling! on 16 Mar 2005, 21:41
Hi Queen Kara,

I just read your first postings and I must say that you really should improve your German. If you´d like to refresh it, then look forward to a game that plays in the German alps, but it will still take some months to be finished because I don´t know too much about scripting yet. The graphics, however, already are idyllic.
(sorry if my English is not very good)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: sic_one1 on 17 Mar 2005, 16:59
hey my names matt, or (sic)_One1
i'm 16 years old, and I live in Hamilton, Ontario(which is in Canada)
before making AGS games I've been making RPG games on RPG maker 2000/2003/ and XP and I'm a professional at that. If anyone wants to see the game I'm working on now, just talk to me on msn (its Killerdark666@hotmail.com) its extremely good.

and I love adventure games just like everyone else in here. I grew up with monkey island, so I'm naturally a Lucasarts fan guy. I have all lucasart adventure games(none sierra) so at least you have the feel of what kind of games I will be making.

Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Phoenix on 18 Mar 2005, 21:24
Hi Phoenix the name. My life is focused around fire so im called Phoenix ;D
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Queen Kara on 21 Mar 2005, 03:32
Hi Queen Kara,

I just read your first postings and I must say that you really should improve your German. If you´d like to refresh it, then look forward to a game that plays in the German alps, but it will still take some months to be finished because I don´t know too much about scripting yet. The graphics, however, already are idyllic.
(sorry if my English is not very good)
I have been trying from time to time to improve my German.
But since I have so many other interests , it's hard for me to focus on learning and improving languages....
*sighs*
I have a hard time with scripting too but I have been working on some very basic scripting with Ren'Py ...learning it for future projects. Right now I'm just trying stuff out and things are doing ok but anyway  ,I'm getting off the subject.
Thanks for discussing your project. 
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: moonlightembrace on 21 Mar 2005, 04:26
Hello, I am Moonlight Embrace. I discovered AGS about a few days ago, and I've been reading alot about it. I never had a computer when graphical adventure games were very poopular, so I didn't play the classics (only a demo of Sam and Max). I am, in fact, discovering them for the first time. Great games. My first download was Six Day Assassin.

Nice meeting everyone.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Cold Heat 118 on 26 Mar 2005, 05:51
hey guys wats up my names jon im 15 and im kinda into makin games if one of you can send me an im on aim or on these forums and show me around and get to know the people of this froums a little better that would be cool thanks to who ever.`
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Skippy on 28 Mar 2005, 20:28
Hiya all!

I thought it'd be fine to introduce myself here... so here it goes.  I'm a 19 year old guy from Finland and I've been into adventure games since I got my first computer. I haven't done any games with AGS, yet ;). My other interests include listening to music and being with my friends. And talking of friends, my best friend Petteri posts here also.

You also might have seen me in some of the pictures Petteri has posted...Oh here's one:


Me on the right side
 (http://personal.inet.fi/surf/presents/inteharmynow.jpg)

And by the way, I'm in the army now as well as Petteri so don't expect me to post very much. You might see me in the irc sometimes.

- Skippy
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: RyRayer on 01 Apr 2005, 09:28
I'm 14 years old and I'm from Estonia. I've been using AGS for few weeks now. Hmm. That's all about me. :)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Queen Kara on 02 Apr 2005, 09:39
I didn't want to start another topic about this , so I hope it's ok to put here. ( I don't know why it wouldn't be...*shrugs* )
Unless I start getting PM-s or something , asking me to change the post or whatever , I'm going to keep it here but now I'm going to have it in two other places 'cause I think one person had good suggestions about it. Thank you very much.

May Not Always Be Working Links
http://bfaq.terran-x.com/
http://www.garage.co.nr/

Working Links
http://www.freewebs.com/skimbleshanks/
http://www.sylpher.com/tuts.html
http://www.hot.ee/increator/draw.htm
http://sylpher.com/kafka/anisprites.shtml
http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/actutor.htm
http://www.geocities.com/akk13us/rpg-tuto.htm
http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/hosted/german/Gameslate_Index_D.htm
http://www.geocities.com/Cheeze_head675/makeback.html
http://mega.ist.utl.pt/~fjds/ags_notes.html
http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/acplugin.htm
http://www.strazer.net/ags/tidbits.htm
http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/ackb.shtml
http://www.sylpher.com/ig/
http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/acfaq.htm
http://www.tdrdesign.net/downloads/fontedit.exe
http://www.3030deathwar.co.uk/editor3.zip
http://www.bripro.com/scistudio/index.php
http://www.adventure-treff.de/fanadv/tutorials.php
http://www.btinternet.com/~ctswin/web/

http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/scifonts.htm

http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/ags231manual.pdf

http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/

http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/ags24bmanual.htm

http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/midiptch.zip

http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/rmakesrc.zip

Broken Links
http://user.tninet.se/~vqb114l/ilb/tutorials.htm
http://www.gameslate.com/murder/ags/
http://swunlimited.freeservers.com/AGSTUTs.htm
http://www.mattgoble.com/interaction/ags/
http://enom.overtureparking.com/index.php?domain=slaveinostudios.com
http://www.juncmodule.com/mt/archives/cat_games.html
http://www.mattgoble.com/interaction/ags/
http://xo7.adventuredeveloper.com/
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: nihilyst on 09 Apr 2005, 01:11
Although I have posted here some times before, I am still new to the show. Living in a small town in Germany, I'm spending my work time on alternative civilian service; in my free times, though they are sparsely sowed, I'm writing novels and short stories of nearly all genres. Furthermore I am an unsalaried worker on juvenile labour.

I'm trying to create a little adventure on my own, but since I have much work to do, I hope, that I can spend more time on it in my vacancy this summer.

I hope, you all enjoy your time on the AGS forums.

newbieish cheers
nihilyst
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: alexhans on 11 Apr 2005, 22:48
Hi Im Alex From Argentina.  I love Adventure games such as Monkey Island or Leisure Suit Larry.  Ive played inumerable quantities of adventure games and won completely just 14 original games (not very good huh?) but now I want to try to fullfill my dream of making my own adventure.

Im gonna practice a lot and then Im gonna risk doing a Serious game

Maybe youll hear from me in a year or so

If there are any new (good) games I would like to know.


Thanks                              Alexhans
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: matt on 14 Apr 2005, 11:19
Howdy, my name's Matthew Latham. I'm 19 Years old and hail from the good ol' pile of crap called Walsall. I'm an adventure game fan who loves the genre. Huge Monkey Island fan (C'mon, who isn't!). I'm into Cult TV (Sci-Fi and Horror/Fantasy) and Web Series (I like writing as well). I write a column/newsblog for a Web Series Online Magazine.

I'm sure there's more stuff I can say...but I can't think at this moment. Probably because I'm in a Uni Workshop at the moment...

(I'm Doing Games Development at Wolverhampton Uni)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Bill on 05 May 2005, 06:27
Hi guys - I'm brand new and just got a wonderful welcome already from TERRANRICH the moderator,who reminded me to abide by the rules with LARGE BOLD BLACK OMINOUS LETTERS on my very first posting.
A simple hello would've been nice - but - WAH WAH WAAAAHHHHH I got my widdle feewins hurt :o
LOL.Oh well... looks like I've made a new friend,lol.

Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Beje on 05 May 2005, 13:24
Hi! I'm Álvaro, from Toledo (Spain). I've been using AGS since Summer 2003 and I've achieved nothing but a useless game that gave me a lot of experience with AGS and 3DStudio. Don't ask me to post it because it's a real shit. That game was lost in my hard disk untill I found it again 3 days ago and thought I could use the base to remake it, now writting the storyboard before doing anything (I got stuck because I was just doing the game and the storyboard at the same time). Maybe you'll see a Demo in a few weeks/months, maybe not. But when I finish it, I'll post it so all of you can give it a try.
I would like to say hello from here to my best friend G, and a great AGSer too (He created "The mistery of the Art School")
Nothing more to say, just that I really liked AGS games such as Pleurghburg (or whatever), The uncertainty machine or Bestowers of Eternity (I want to see it continued). Congratulations!!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: dydale on 06 May 2005, 09:13
Hello, my name is Alessandro, 30 years old, from Italy. I found AGS one year ago, but I used it very few times (first I have to draw the backgrounds). I'm a fan of Lucasarts (above all Loom and Monkey Island). Hope to finish my game asap.

Bye

Alessandro
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: geomis on 15 May 2005, 06:44
ELLO!
My name is of no inportance to you.
I started making my own games after 4 months of downloading.
My favourite AGS games are  the larry vales seires and ben jordan case 4 (that thing gave me the creeps)and i like saying stupid things tell me if you like my signature.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: skw on 15 May 2005, 23:46
Hi! My name's Jan (John) Czyzewski, I'm 17 and come from the city of Lublin, located in south-eastern Poland. I'm interesing in listening to various music, drawing some art, motorization (especially the older, 50's / 60's vehicles, such as Plymouth, Chevrolet, Harley-Davidson and so on), a little of history (IX-XII century Europe - Vikings, Slavs etc.) and - ofcourse - computer games such as adventures ("Loom", "Darkseed", "Sanitarium"), cRPG:s ("Fallout", "Planescape: Torment", "Baldur's Gate") or FPP:s ("Doom", "Quake" etc.), blah, blah, blah...

Anyway, it's really cool joining this community. Sorry for my crappy English, I hope you'll understand me after all. ;)

Pozdrowienia z Polski!
Greetings from Poland!
Title: Hullo.
Post by: Azash on 18 May 2005, 12:51
Well, ahoy there! I'm Azash, as implied by my username. Won't be posting my surname, but those of you who really, really feel the need can call me John. Azash or Aza are the usual ones, though. (Yes, I read Eddings books - where do you think my name came from? ;D)

I've been into adventure games for a relatively long time - completed games include LSL 1,6,7, Monkey Island 1-3, Broken Sword 1-2.. Well, not too much, nor is any boasting intended - just enlightening you! :D

I was introduced to the prospective hobby of AGS by a certain Haddas, who is in the same school as I - you've certainly never heard the name before, eh? 8)

Well, that's that, I s'pose. Nice meeting y'all!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: mlsq42 on 24 May 2005, 11:51
Hiya. I'm mlsq42, or Q, or Mathew, or Mat, or Newbie, or Hey You!, or in fact anything you want to call me.

I found this place/program through Apprentance (from a VG Mag), and am eager to make games, despite my total lack of artistic ability.

I hope to not annoy you too much.

Thank you for your time spent reading this.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Rustvaar on 27 May 2005, 13:09
Name : Rustvaar
Age : 17
Location : Scotland
Abilities : Humour, Art

I've had the AGS program for around 2 months now, I got stuck in when I first got it and burnt myself out of ideas - I have a basic understanding of the program although I always get a bit downtrodden when designing backgrounds for my games as they just never seem to be on par with some of the work out there.

I work from my head and don't trace anything, I'm currently working on my first game, which is also my first major game. It was proposed to be a team effort but a lot of my 'team' let me down by losing interest so I'm flying solo now.

Although I'm excellent at making up stories I don't think my stories are plausable within my games and I get easily frustrated and tend to give up quickly if something doesn't work.

So that's me, your brand new newbie :)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: yourhumblecartoonist on 29 May 2005, 05:59
What a great thread!  Here's my introduction.
My name is Andrew.  I'm 20 and a student at the University of Florida studying Classics, but by night I'm a dashing webcomic artist with a small outfit called http://www.gutterflycomix.com.  I'm a huge fan of the adventure game genre, and I'm glad to have finally found a community of people who, like I do, consider it to be high art.  Naturally, I've come to the forums with ideas for a project of my own, but I'm more than willing to lend a hand to anybody who needs help with character/background art, that sort of thing. 
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Intoxicatedowl8 on 31 May 2005, 22:09
Hello. My name is Joey. I am 16 years old and I live in Cincinnati.

AGS caught my eye from an ad on a gaming web page, and I remember when I was little I always used to play my dads games, such as the police quest series, the kings quest series, space quest 1 was always my favorite..that and kings quest 3, 6, and i like police quest 1 and 2, and well I loved them all.

I haven't finished reading the tutorial on AGS yet, but I plan to make a game about...well I won't tell you yet.

I have already experimented with AGS and I have basic knowledge of it yet..I have gotten through the tutorial around the part where it starts talking about hostpots, objects, and characters. I made my first room, which was a bar, it had a table in the foreground that I set to have it walk-behind, and same with the bar that you could walk behind, and I haven't gotten too in-depth with the engine yet but I plan to learn it inside-out as I am grounded for 5 weeks and well it sounds like this would be quite occupying.

From the looks of it this place loolks like its a nice community where everyone is willing to help eachother.

I think its awesome how anyone can take this and mold it to their own game.

Some tips I need are how to not lose interest in this. I am really excited about making a game as I already have the basic plot thought out, I just don't want to get discouraged because I remember when I started to make maps for Counter-strike I got confused and I couldn't maintain a good aspect ratio...

upon creating my first game my first room was way too big for my character. I need to know how to keep that in size so my character isnt smaller than a chair that is next to a table..lol
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: JillianEtc on 07 Jun 2005, 00:45
I am devoid of all talent and I am hopelessly lazy, so I will probably never complete a game. I am also a shy, anti-social, misanthropic, self-conscious chronic lurker, so you probably won't be hearing much from me in these forums. But here I am introducing myself nonetheless. I am a slouching, pimply, barely discernibly female creature situated in the United States. The specific state being South Carolina. I am too stupid and lackadaisical to maintain interests or hobbies. I drool a lot. Adventure games make me happee.

My creative endeavors tend to be half-baked failures that wind up only partially begun before they are abandoned. Yep, I'm pretty cool like that.  8)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: =The=Brat= on 07 Jun 2005, 00:49
sorry guys , i would post but i think my title of newbie has expired  :P
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Mr Jake on 07 Jun 2005, 00:52
sorry guys , i would post but i think my title of newbie has expired  :P

PARADOX!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: =The=Brat= on 07 Jun 2005, 00:55
sorry guys , i would post but i think my title of newbie has expired  :P

PARADOX!

I KNOW, I KNOW  :'(
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: mlsq42 on 07 Jun 2005, 08:19
I am devoid of all talent and I am hopelessly lazy, so I will probably never complete a game. I am also a shy, anti-social, misanthropic, self-conscious chronic lurker, so you probably won't be hearing much from me in these forums. But here I am introducing myself nonetheless. I am a slouching, pimply, barely discernibly female creature situated in the United States. The specific state being South Carolina. I am too stupid and lackadaisical to maintain interests or hobbies. I drool a lot. Adventure games make me happee.

My creative endeavors tend to be half-baked failures that wind up only partially begun before they are abandoned. Yep, I'm pretty cool like that.  8)

I like you already.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: JillianEtc on 08 Jun 2005, 06:41
I like you already.

I feel so accepted. It's truly moving. Pardon me while I wipe away a tear.

God bless the adventure game genre-- it spreads peace and love and kindness across the globe.

God bless you, every one of you on this forum, for your friendly hearts and gentle spirits, and may you find a use for every item in your inventories.

GOD BLESS AGS!




Ah, theatrics.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Copterman on 16 Jun 2005, 04:01
Hi everyone. This is my first post. I've decided to try my hand at creating video games after playing and enjoying 5 Days a Stranger and 7 Days a Skeptic. I can't wait to try out other games!

If anyone ever needs music for their games, I have a Master's degree in music and can compose music fairly quickly. Just let me know.
Title: Re :
Post by: Queen Kara on 17 Jun 2005, 03:14
Note : No , I'm not a moderator nor is it my intention to pretend to be one. I just don't want you all to keep getting into trouble and would be happy if there were less locked topics. Thank you. I apoligize if I've done anything wrong.

Please , dear newbies , PLEASE read the rules before posting
Help requests ( wether for hints or help with making your game ) do not go in the "in production" area / section and if you have a demo or "trailer" of your game ready ...please put up screenshots in your thread about the game.  A big part of why I initially made this thread was in hopes of more newbies not making the same mistakes other newbies have made. 

Rules
Please read each and every single thread that has the word rules in it so you won't get into trouble and we can enjoy an unlocked thread...even the ones not listed here so if you ever want to post in technical areas or some other subject , it's a good idea to read the rules first

In Production Games (http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/yabb/index.php?topic=1987.0)

Completed Game Announcements (http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/yabb/index.php?topic=1615.0)

Other Important Stuff

How To Post Screenshots (http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/yabb/index.php?topic=6297.0)

Production Thread Example (http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/yabb/index.php?topic=21333.0)
( in other words this is to give you an idea of how your thread is supposed to look when you start posting about your game in the "in production" area )

Suggestions of Worthwhile Servers To Upload Demos and Stuff (http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/yabb/index.php?topic=7920.0)

Another suggestion is to PM the creator of a game if you've got the urge to reply and you've been looking through threads , no matter how "new" a thread seems.   :-[

With all that out of the way , hello and welcome to the AGS forums!


Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Theme on 19 Jun 2005, 17:17
hiya im new in ags and im trying to make a game
but its hard to draw sprites and stuff
i like anime too

o/
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: skw on 23 Jun 2005, 14:24
o/

What the hell means that o/? "Sieg heil" or what? ;)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Potch on 24 Jun 2005, 19:22
Well, i'm not really a newbie, as I've been posting here for a long time, but I have question... I was reading the rules for the General Board ( I know, I SHOULD have read them a long time ago) and it's says that you shouldn't post if you aren't a game creator.  I've been posting there for a long time.  I thought the boards were for anyone who loved adventure games.  Is it really true that I shouldn't post here because I am not a creator?  I have so much fun discussing things on these boards.  I have a lot in common with a lot of people. 

By the way... my name is Jen and I'm from Boise, Idaho in the US (please don't hate me for that, it's not my fault where I was born).  I'm 27, and I've been pretty much an adventure game junkie ever since King's Quest.  I spend way too much time on the computer (especially when I'm supposed to be working :-[ )  And like I said, I've never created a game, mostly because I don't know jack about programming, and I'm a pretty crappy artist.  I did work for a few months as a writer on the KQ9 fan project, but I had to drop out due to timing.  Where I lack in my drawing and artistic abilities, I make up musically (at least I'd like to think I do!) 
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Setsuna on 27 Jun 2005, 18:41
Hi there, i didn't see there was a special thread to introduce yourself so i'm going to do it now although i already started posting in other sections.
My name is Jack, 23, i'm from Europe and i really love old adventure games and all the fan games you're all making,this is so great!
The AGS engine is very impressive and the custom c-like scripting system is quite intuitive and well made, thank you CJ ;)
I hope i'll be able to release a game one day, i'm working hard on it.
I'm mostly a coder (c/c++/asm/etc) but i recently tried to draw sprites and i really like it.
See you!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: ErinLeigh on 07 Jul 2005, 01:45
I had just posted a background for C&C, but figured it would be polite to come back and introduce myself to show that I plan on sticking around in this wonderful community.

I've been a game developer for several years, mostly text.  I found AGS by chance, and I'm terribly glad I did.  Now I can combine my love for digital graphics with my love of programming!  Up till now, most of my game coding experience has been with muds.  Looking forward to exploring a whole new world!

My name is Erin, I'll be 22 next month, and I live in Tennessee with my husband and 2 wonderful kitties.  I just graduated with a degree in aerospace engineering, and as the city we're currently living in is void of all things aerospace, I'm currently working odd jobs until my husband finishes his masters' and we can move out of here!

I hope to learn a lot from everyone here, as the art and talent I've seen on this site has absolutely amazed me.  You should all be extremely proud of yourselves
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Play_Pretend on 10 Jul 2005, 09:02
Hey, everybody.  My name's Heromaker, hailing from the humongous state of Texas, Dallas-Fort Worth specifically.  Man, I nearly flipped when I found AGS.  When I was a kid, up until the age of 14, I did almost nothing but play Sierra and Lucasarts Games, and was trying my hardest to make my own.  (Being young and comparatively unintelligent to where I am now, of course, none of them ever worked/got finished. :)  I've always loved these types of adventure games above all other forms of video game, and since I downloaded the program a week ago, I have spent every spare moment not at work, gym, or sleeping, working on art and writing plot.  (Even at work, I end up coming home every night with about 20 or more post-it notes folded up in my pocket with new ideas on them. :)  My other addiction is superheroes, having loved comics my whole life, and that is indeed the thrust of my newly begun game.  (No more crowing, I promise, just want to let you know it's coming. :)  Should be funny, should be cool, and I look forward to the challenge and getting to know you all better.

I'll tell you what, I've gotten five hours sleep since Friday morning because of this thing. :)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Dambuilder on 10 Jul 2005, 23:39
Okay, guess I'll introduce myself too after having lurked for quite a while now.
Name's Dennis, 24 years old and I'm from Germany.
So if my English ever screws up (which is, um, very likely   ::)), well, that's my excuse!  ;D

Well, I'm a passionate adventure gamer and I found this page already some times ago, visiting it regularly for about 2 years, I think, now. I have started reading the forum only a while ago, though (relatively speaking, anyway).

Oh well, I've been playing adventure-games since I was a small kid (back in the days of Atari XL and co), as a matter of fact, I was kind of learning English with the help of Sierra's adventures.

Finding AGS was like a dream-come true actually, as I always dreamt of creating my own adventure game. I'm currently working on a title, but in a quite startling on- and off-mode, so it's not likely I'll be posting anything in the "Announcement"-forum soon. ^^;;
But, you know, miracles could happen one day!  ;D

Err, OK, I've written enough rubbish now, I think! ^^;
Just wanted to say 'Hello' to everybody!  ;D
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Jebus on 13 Jul 2005, 20:38
I've been a member for 4 and a bit months but this is the first time I have been since, I am scotish and i was introduced to AGS by mephistophilis but I dont sound as evil as him. I like games that involve music because I am good at that sort of thing. I like loom quite alot.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: rika on 13 Jul 2005, 21:07
Hi everyone, mi name's Ricardo and I'm from Portuga. I'm not really found to gameplay but some games catch my attention... My fav type of music's metal.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: monkey0506 on 13 Jul 2005, 21:47
I've just noticed that I never posted here...I've been around since the thread was young...but I was...well...I was unfaithful to AGS then.  Yes, it's a sad story, but there was a time I doubted AGS.  A time that I looked elsewhere.  Engines like SLUDGE and AGAST still haunt my nightmares.

I'm Michael.  I'm 17.  I'm from Texas (Houston area).  I live a pretty simple life.  AGS, play games, eat, sleep, AGS, ...

Also in the general discussion forum on page 2 or 3 you can also see that I lead several other lives.  But that doesn't matter.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: funkgal on 14 Jul 2005, 07:47
Hi my name is funkgal. I am new here. I am flukeblake's sister. I hope we can become friends and  you can teach me heaps about AGS.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Seneschal on 18 Jul 2005, 09:08
Hey there everybody. I was directed her by SpacePirateCaine; I forced him to join DeviantArt and now he's paying me in kind.

I'm totally out of my league here for the most part, I've never made a sprite, and the only actual background I have is in critiquing Caine's posts. But, you're friendly, and I'm an art whore.

I've got no problems with giving advice on anatomy, character design, story/plotting, or coloring. I can even help with most of those, so long as you don't need them to be animated. :)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Colxfile on 18 Jul 2005, 21:20
I've been pestering the good folk on the technical forums a lot over the last month or so, so I may as well introduce myself...

Hello, I'm Colin. I hail from the dark side of Colwyn Bay in the UK. I play Scrabble to an amateurish extent and play Poker to a lesser degree. I also moonlight for 8 months of the year as a crossword compiler / undergraduate maths student at the University of Surrey.
Some people think I've a great sense of humour. The rest tend to deny all knowledge of knowing who I am...
I am responsible for a MAGS game which was impossible to play, let alone complete.  I'm slowly working my way through another (better? Possibly...) game that should be out before or after the Apocalypse.
When it comes to failure, I am quite successful.
From my ISC finger notes:
"6) People who over-use exclamation marks should be executed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111111one!!!!!!"
...
"8) I went to the dentist today. My teeth are fine, though my gums will have to come out."
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: RoboPenguin on 28 Jul 2005, 13:23
Heyaloha, all. (no that isn't a real word, so don't bother getting the dictionary)

I used to to come on these forums a hell of a long time ago, I forget what name I usd to use, but it was probably 'slamgrinder' or 'Hi-BriD'. Somthing stupid anyway.
Looking round I think I can see a few people who used to come when I was here, don't know if anyone will remember me though.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Djokitzaaaaa on 30 Jul 2005, 19:11
Let's get ready to rumbbleeeeee!!!

yep
i am djokitzaaaaa....from serbia....and i am teen :)....born in 1974
i am lookin' for somebody with good drawing skills ...to help me in creating adventure game
my very first game could be seen HERE- belusebius arrival.

c'mon artists-calll meeee
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: MaiSacNjo Mouf on 05 Aug 2005, 08:43
Yeah, hi...

I'm Branden aka MaiSacNjo Mouf
Yes that is a reference to t-bagging.. If you don't know what that is, look it up somewhere else, or send me a message.. I will not discuss it on the boards, as I'm sure it would not be appreciated...

I'm in a band, well, my uncle and I make music I should say.. if you care check out www.myspace.com/dunkthemonkey 

More importantly, I'm new to AGS.  So far I love it, and am learning more every day.
My last job I was a FoxPro (Microsoft Visual FoxPro) programmer.   If you know what FoxPro is good for you! 
Not many people seem to have heard of it.. I got into alittle vb.net, and like i said, i'm loving AGS.

One of these days, I'll make a game to share, until then I'll just keep watching the boards and try not to piss people off....

-MaiSacNjo Mouf
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: joeschmo9991 on 05 Aug 2005, 16:06
My name is Joe, and I have a serious drinking problem.

*Hello Joe!*

Just kidding...drinking by yourself is not a drinking problem.

I could best be described as one of those people that if you see me across a gymnasium, down a long corridor, or happen to be walking along the road, you'd recognize me instantly. I have a hard time blending in. I don't have many hobbies. I spend most of my time online checking news and car info. I have an affinity for anything that goes from 0-60 in under 5 seconds. Unfortunately, due to my lack of money and a decent paying job, I have to settle with my Dad's piece of crap from 91. Much of my time is occupied by my baby brother, whom I usually have to watch on a moments notice. He's a good kid, but can't stay in one spot. I'm known for my dry-as-a-desert sense of humor. I'm no good at sports, even though my sister is one of the top NCAA runners in the nation. That's pretty much it. Oh yea...I'm 17, 5'10", 170 lbs., brown hair, yada-yada-yada...and I live in Pennsylvania.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: That Guy on 07 Aug 2005, 04:12
'allo 'allo 'allo.

My name's Steve, and I ran across AGS while browsing HotU for neat stuff and finding Larry Vales.  So I downloaded it and dug it.

I'm a professional game programmer by trade, but since our designer's the one who gets to pick what games we work on, I make my own as a hobby.  ;D I'm messing with AGS now to see what I can come up with, and also to improve my Photoshop skillz.

I'm making pretty fast progress... AGS is darn easy to use.  Mucho props to Chris for this program.

Anyhoo, once I get something worth showing, I'll post it for y'all to see it.  Got a cyberpunk game, as well as a horror game, kickin' around in the works.

Best,
Steve
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: cultdog on 07 Aug 2005, 13:03
Hi, i'm Max. came across ags while browsing the net for a way to create my own games. Have been checking out the site for a year now, but have only just decided to join, because i tend not to post unless i really need or want to.
I'm 15 and I live in the Uk.

Am working on a game based on a hobo, but it's slow progress, but watch out.

Laters.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: DizzyDancer on 15 Aug 2005, 09:19
Hey, I'm Rachel. =)
I'm 20 and I live in California.
I first checked out the site a couple/few years ago looking for new adventure games to play, and over time I slowly started scanning the forums, mostly just to get help with the games I was playing. I even downloaded the system itself but couldn't figure it out... And I just finally decided to join, so here I am.  ;)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: mitchellman on 17 Aug 2005, 00:37
Hey can neone tell me 2 things? what is Chris Jones email so i can email him, and how do u compile ur games into .EXE files so u can distribute them?
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Darth Mandarb on 19 Aug 2005, 00:06
Hey can neone tell me 2 things? what is Chris Jones email so i can email him, and how do you compile your games into .EXE files so you can distribute them?
Somehow I get the feeling you missed the point of this thread ...

Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: mitchellman on 19 Aug 2005, 22:21
Somehow I get the feeling you missed the point of this thread ...

Well maybe... If i did then where would I ask that at?

Sorry!!

(Newbie)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: IM NOT TEH SPAM on 22 Aug 2005, 02:39
I am the KING NIPPER! ;D
I just joined AGS, planning on making a game to try to learn a few things.  I already started a game revolving around otis the goose, hopefully I'll go somewhere with it and finish it as a short game.  So far just an intro and two-room game, but it's going somewhere.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: bloodmasta0 on 22 Aug 2005, 20:49
Bloodmasta0 here, ive made 18 full length games using AGS over the years but I only just decided to get myself active in the forums- i live in the wet glory of Wales and on account of the wet summers and even wetter springs I spend most of my time making games on AGS, I may release my ready made games, but thats a secret that I share with the future ;)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Corey on 23 Aug 2005, 13:58
Hey there !!

im Corey  :) , just found out about this leech way of creating your own adventure game.
At the moment im working on my 1st game...
well that was all the interesting info...

ohhh well

greetz  ;)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Hammerite on 24 Aug 2005, 14:22
Ahoy! I am Hammerite! You may have noticed me in the adventuregamers forums!
 ;D
Title: Squally
Post by: TheRealSqualman on 25 Aug 2005, 09:30
Ok, so Squalman is a myth perhaps? The basis for all the "How-Not-To-Act" etc. stuff. Well, he grew up. Squalman is turning 16 on September 11th. Squalman doesnt work much in ags anymore. But he misses his old life and community. Squalman worked with ags ages ago. Back in the days before the new gui, back when graphical scripts were still used. Back when Screen 17 was producing games. Infact, Squalman was a small annoying member of Marky (mods) lovegrow's game design company called Screen 7. Squalman may be a legend, he may not be. And despite all his "Comebacks" (hah), and "Returns" he never really did... return. Like Yahtzee. He was made of only rumors after his dissappear after completing his very first complete ( ::)) game called "A Cup of coffee and a thousand bathroombreaks" (Thanks goes out to AGA for hosting this game during its short lifetime). So, now squalman has returned once again (again hah) to bring the plague to AGS. Having used ags since he was either 7 or 12, he doesnt remember, he feels he may once again be a working part of his most beloved community. As it used to be, the definition of a Squalman was "A disgrace to all carbon based lifeforms". That is the legacy (and my last 'hah') squally left behind, hoping to correct once again so people will realize he was serious back in the day of "Warriors of Light" (ok, another hah) he just didnt know what to do. Hey, i tried.

Well, I'm sorry this turned into a speech. But oh well.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: m1rkd1rk on 29 Aug 2005, 10:14
Hi!

IM M1rkD1rk. Im 15 years old. Im a freelance AGSer and a freelance web designer. I enjoy metal music.  :=

Thats all I can tell you!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: yona-kit on 06 Sep 2005, 16:49
just a short "cheerio" from vienna to this lovely community...

we've just released our first full length game with the AGS engine and i wanted to thank not only chris for his brilliant work but also all the helpful people on the forums. though i didn't ask one single question during the development-time (1 1/2 years) by myself...  i could find everything i wanted to know in the archives... with great success: our game has been downloaded more than 2500 times (we've been "boingboinged") since it's release date last weekend....

although my time is very limited i will try to contribute and help in the boards as good as i can...

if you're interested in our work feel free to visit our website:
http://www.monochrom.at/suz-game/

Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: T_ed89 on 09 Sep 2005, 14:28
Wops, maybe should have posted here for a while ago.. but anyway, I'm a 16 year old swedish guy, who likes Lucasarts adventure games, and also Space Quest and other games like it.
I found this site just when me and my cousin had finished MOTAS, I think there was a link on the site...The first game we played when we entered the site was 5 days... and we where stunned, we started on our own game (wich is still in development). Later I discovered that the only serie who beats the 5 days... is the BJ serie...
I also like football and music and belive hard on the local team Helsingborgs IF.

Well..thats it, hope I didn't bore you and that my english wasn't to bad...
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: moshboy on 10 Sep 2005, 12:13
Hi my name is Steve. I'm from Australia and I'm just generally interested in gaming in general, whether it be flash, freeware, commercial or emulation/abandonware - most gaming related stuff interests me. I've known about this site for a while but just never bothered to join up until now. I also run my own freeware gaming website, which is a work in progress at the address listed in my sig.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Xenos on 15 Sep 2005, 12:06
Hi everyone, I just want to introduce myself here in this nice community, where I never posted before, probably 'couse i had nothing interesting to say...
 
Anyway I'm just another faithful adventure game lover, who has always dreamed to make one....
 But has never had enough time/skills/resources/opportunity to do... 

I knew about the great AGS a lot of years ago (5 or 7?) I contributed with one of the oldest italian translation of the engine... 

But I never dared to make my own project before...

Well, recently I found some spare time and i decided to face my luck and to plan my first project with AGS....

I don't know how will be the results, since I think I'm a good coder/scripter but I have no graphics skills at all.... 

Anyway I have just some "tons" of ideas for my project, and I hope I'll make something good  of them.... 

For now I just want to thank you all for reading this too-long-poor-english post and to announce that soon i will give more details about my project...   

Thank you all people... 
Your faithful bot 
Xenos   

P.S. 
I'll try to write shorter post.. 
I swear..:)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: jetxl on 15 Sep 2005, 12:14
Long posts are good.

This post is too short.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Nikolas on 15 Sep 2005, 12:41
Well, I've been around for about three months, and it's time I introduce myself.

Hi! I'm Nikolas, Greek, living in the UK and I'm a composer!

I have a son aged almost 2 and a wife (she goes along with the son... :D).

Cheers everybody!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Corey on 15 Sep 2005, 13:16
yay... greek is teh shit!!!! (and no that doesnt mean poop.. it means the  best yeah!!!!)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: A�rendyll (formerly Yurina) on 23 Sep 2005, 17:07
I thought a short introduction might be nice.

I'm Yurina (nickname, I won't name my real one), female, 16 years old, and crazy of RPG's, adventures, and Anime/Manga.

Currently I'm working on 2 AGS games, of which one is a short test run.

Well, I guess that should do it...
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: MissyChelle on 27 Sep 2005, 13:43
Hello everyone!! :) My name is Michelle I'm 21 years old and I live in Ontario. I love adventure games. I have played almost every game on this site and I can't get enough of them! I'm right now working on my very first game (yay!) and I hope that it goes okay, lol. Just wanted to say hi to all the fellow gamers out there and introduce myself!  ;D
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Corey on 27 Sep 2005, 14:36
hello , nice to see you  ;) and much luck with your adventuregame (im sure it will be cool since you have so much experience  ;) )
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: TheCheese33 on 07 Oct 2005, 22:32
I've never actually given myself a proper introduction...
Hi all, I'm TheCheese33. I like adventure games to the point that some of the tunes stick in my head wherever I go, and for some strange reason, an inventory bar appears in my dreams sometimes. I like to help others out, and I like a good game. Unfortunately, I am horrible at creating. I will play any game that gives me interest. That's all I really have to say about myself.
-TheCheese33
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Ross on 17 Oct 2005, 18:39
Hey everyone!

Well, lessee.. My name is Andy Rossetter, but most everyone (save my fiance and parents) calls me Ross.

A little about me.. I am brand new to AGS, but not new to programming. I am a student (temporarily on hold, but I'll get to that) at FullSail, studying Game Design. I excel at the bare knuckle programming, but I am a little lax on the graphics/music side of the house, something I am working on the title I am currently working on.. I joined the forums to meet some of the people behind the games I have been playing (I LOVE the Ben jordan series, BTW! Kudos, man!).

So right now I am posting to you live from Iraq. Interesting place, but I think Orlando, Florida (home!) is a little nicer, call me strange. When I was 18 (24 now), I went ahead and enlisted, partly for the adventure and experience, but mostly for the college money.

.. Okay, so I did it for the college money, period. Well, it worked for the most part, except that I was recalled almost three years after I got out, and here I am! I left FullSail in the middle of my program, with the promise that I could pick up where I left off upon my return.

So, this is starting to get a little long, therefore I will refer you back to the original sentence of this post, which sums everything up nicely..

Hey everyone!


-- Ross

Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Snaezycorangeio on 21 Oct 2005, 23:46
Hi, my name is Evan.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Derwo on 25 Oct 2005, 11:11
Hi everyone,

I am no good at these introduction things, so I'll keep this quite short.

My name is Timo, 24 years old, and I write to you from the middle of Germany. After reading the forums regularly for about a half year now, I finally registered some days ago.

That's all. Short as promised.

See you in the forums!  :)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Kal-El on 25 Oct 2005, 11:35
Welcome to the house of fun Derwo! :)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Elliott Hird on 25 Oct 2005, 14:43
and drop the evil star wars avatar.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Privateer Puddin' on 25 Oct 2005, 15:12
spaceballs = evil star wars? ¬¬
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: MATTANDALEX on 30 Oct 2005, 18:11
Well hello every one, My name is Patrick J. Miller but i like to go by my pen name Matt Z. Begger. I am a big geek (which is not a bad thing) and know an un-holy amount of things about movies. I was recently going to do a voice for the game KQIX but as you may know it was canceled. I think of Bruce Campbell as if he was a God (I love the Evil Dead Movies.) I joined this forum a while back, but i kind of forgot so i decided to start posting. ;D
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: jfraz on 08 Nov 2005, 08:43
greetings . . . uh . . . fellow adventurers . . .

i am not a savvy webuser
however i am a great adventurerer! of 3D EGA worlds etc

lonely, cause everyone else is sucked into the martial zone. . .
ya know what i mean--blood & guts in pixels . . .

curious--> anyone else interested in black & white games
(i've designed one myself . . .
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: jfraz on 08 Nov 2005, 08:50
hello HELLO  hullo

sorry just the white wine and i

what i mean to say is
circa one year ago i shattered my leg and since then
i've been an avid ags gamer--and i made one myself,
eventually--hopefully i'll make it available to you all soon

now im just grasping in the darkness for fun
 . . .

im alone in montana, you canadian gamegirls are welcome to contact me  . . .
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Gilbert on 08 Nov 2005, 08:53
Well, you can edit your post to avoid double posting...
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: jfraz on 08 Nov 2005, 09:15
right . . er . . . i think my
           tonguebrush
                                   is
getting  in the way
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: climbing_gecko on 01 Dec 2005, 19:17
Greetings!  ;D

I'm Joanie, but you can call me Gecko if you like. :)

I guess like most people here I just can't get enough of the Point-and-Click Adventure Games! I was raised on King's Quest and Space Quest and found out about AGS through the King's Quest remakes of I & II which I enjoyed playing immensely!

I'm going to hopefully be finishing one of my own games soon, but right now I'm just surfing  the boards for help and tips.

/^>
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Agent Knight on 02 Dec 2005, 01:22
Allo people, I am Agent Knight and I rule. I seriously rule and no one is as good as me.

Okay, so that's not true but I would consider myself a pretty cool guy. I am into movies and dissin yo filthy asses and am associated with sportyjay and mozza.

I am also totally into Lost, a TV show on ABC.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: mozza on 02 Dec 2005, 01:27
So, Agent Knight, you are finally with us! Welcome! ;D
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Post by: sportyjay on 02 Dec 2005, 01:52
Hi I am sportyjay and I am so much way better than Agent Knight ;D. Yeh, he sucks. Just kidding. Oh please forgive me. Please.
Yay I'm helping to resolve our problems. ;D
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Darkelf_master45 on 03 Dec 2005, 00:51
Sup im am one huge newbie plz help any way u can also im a huge pyro so i will most likely in one way or another link everything with fire...............thats pretty much it o rite im also currently working on only one game and realy all im doing is editing and moderating it so im lonly and need work so feel free im a fast learner (i hope) and will be open to just about anything except drawing i suck at it so realy im only a critic there but everyone is so ya thats me nice to meet all of ya.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: CaptainPancake on 05 Dec 2005, 11:54
Greetings comrade. 

After.... (counts on fingers.) seven (Or six?) years, I have returned.  Woah... Has it been that long?  Why, it seems only yesterday that I fleetingly played around with a DOS based program called Adventure Creator on a 486, and never really got anywhere with it, other than a basic room with minimal interaction. 

I remember my old forum name.  But you don't get to know it.  I am considering this a fresh start, especially since AGS, as it is called now, is so incredibly different and advanced now.  Everything I ever learned with AC is now completely obsolete.  I am a fresh green newbie again.  Yay.

So since those rollicking good times in the eighth grade, I have developed both mentally and artistically by leaps and bounds, and I'm full of fresh ideas to put into a game.  I realise that all this time I've been "planning" to build a project, none of my attempts have ever gotten out of the early development phase.  I have this nasty habit of tossing projects away before they can take off and starting fresh. 

Well, no more.  I say here and now that I am starting a project, and I am going to finish it.  (Just let me play around with this nifty new Windows based interface first, maybe build a few resources for someone elses game.  I need to get my sea-legs back.)  Now all I have to do is pick one.  Hmmm...

I have the tools to get the job done.  As I sit at my L shaped glass and steel desk in front of my home-built PC of the gods, I have a scanner to my left, a MIDI keyboard to my right (Though I'm not very good at that aspect yet.), a Wacom tablet on my lap, and several helpful programs including Photoshop 7, and a veritable library of content creation software.

I went to school at the Art Institute of California in San Francisco for a time, though I had to stop for the time being as I realised that I wasn't going to be able to afford to eat.  Now I'm working off a 20k USD student loan, and I expect to do so for the next 5 years or so, after which I'll probably go back and finish it.  I was majoring in game design, and I picked up some very valuable skills that could easily be used in the adventure creation scene.

Basically, I'm hoping that getting back here will shock me out of my current artistic slump.  All year, I haven't been able to create anything.  It's as though I'm creatively broken.  These things pass though, and I'm looking for that spark of inspiration that causes me to just HAVE to act upon it.  I'm still waiting for it.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: TheYak on 05 Dec 2005, 12:30
A hearty welcome fellow Nor-Calian.  I'm prodding my brainish bits for names from Ez-board that didn't transfer over, but didn't frequent the boards much then.  Based upon organized thought, realistic expectations, and post readability, I think you could safely sneak into at least the nearly-adequate newbie crowd.   It's posts like that that make me want to get off my ass and get to work on half-started projects.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: gameboy on 05 Dec 2005, 13:20
Hello everyone! I'm gamer from Estonia, and I have come here to create games with ags. I don't have very much experience (I have made only few short game-looking things), but i'm working on my first normal adventure game.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Uku on 09 Dec 2005, 10:48
Hello i am SUPRISE-SUPRISE new gamer too. Ilive in estonia and engouraged my friend gameboy to join forum too. i have made few games(mostly looking) and it was like about 3 years ago.i am 15 years old and i live in centre of estonia in türi i go to türi gymnasium.gameboy is also my deskmate. i also do sport(parkour) and some BANG (black powder+maches). im looking foward to come good if eaven not great gamer. wel dont know what to tell more.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Nadersith on 10 Dec 2005, 00:46
Hello! I'm Diego, from Spain, but you can call me Nader. I'm a newbie, but I can Test games  ;D  I wonder if somone needs some help... I want to learn to make scripts, backgrounds and chars. My favourite adventure games are Moneky Island 1, Indy and the Fate of Atlantis and Simon the Sorcerer. Well, Hi everyone, and good luck with your games! (And sorry if my English isn't very good  :-\)

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Post by: futonrevolution on 10 Dec 2005, 18:02
Hi there,
My name's Daniel, born way back in 1977, and I'm currently living on the shores of southern New Jersey.  I used to be an Army Brat, though, spending most of my childhood in the Rheinland-Pfalz area of Germany and my Deutsch has managed to stay passable enough to help out with any translation work needed. I'm currently on extended medical leave from school, but still work as an editor, so I've got plenty of time (and even a tiny bit of ability) to help people out with just about anything... though having me do your game's artwork is a pretty bad idea. In any case, everyone should feel free to bounce ideas off me, solicit help or just plain chat anytime they want - I'm an insomniac, so most any distraction is a welcome one! Heh.

As far as adventure gaming goes, I've started typing up some mighty ugly code way back in the 2nd grade on cassette tapes for the Commodore 64. Since then, computer languages and graphics have become infinitely more subtle and powerful... but my code and drawings are just as ugly as ever. le Sigh.

Right now I'm working on a couple test games to show off my strengths/weaknesses in AGS coding and (hopefully) inspire some artists to help me out with my overly-ambitious free-form adventure game projects. [The one I'm coding and developing now has three protagonists in a dystopian near-future, each with an alternate visual mode and oodles of emotional development. I'm hoping to have the bare bones coded out over the next month and then try recruiting people to replace my pastel rectangles with character/background art that won't make the poor players' eyes bleed.] My true strengths in game creation are story and innovation - my role-playing adventures have won EuroGenCon awards and my campaigns are rather infamous for their settings, plotlines and characterization. So, again, anytime you need a bucketful of plot twists, just drop me a line. {grin}
-Daniel
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: ElementalWhite on 12 Dec 2005, 05:58
My name is Elemental White (As if you couldn't figure that out.)
I am a big fan of StarWars and the Lord of the Rings.  I would gladly help anyone who needs help with any aspect of their games. I know some but not all and am willing to share.

P.S. I'm pretty good at characters and large concept art pieces but backgrounds elude me. (Having trouble grasping perspective.) If you are interested in my art then send me a e-mail and I'll send you some samples.

CharlieCraft@mail.com
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Post by: mwahahaha on 21 Dec 2005, 23:27
Err... ok... My name is unimportant, I'm 15 years old and I live in Perth, West Australia.  At the moment I'm making a series of games using AGS called the Cronicles of the shoe, which are basically one of the most ridiculous stories that I've ever heard.  After that I plan on making a game based on a story I wrote a while back called E Type.  I'm in my second last year of school.
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Post by: Antipode on 23 Dec 2005, 16:55
Good morning, afternoon, or evening, depending on what the time is when you read this.

My name is Adam Czech, ubiquitous internet pseudonym "Antipode", I'll be 20 in less than a month, and I'm desperately attempting to break into the game industry.  Okay, maybe desperately is too strong a word; "striving with all my being" would be more accurate.  Yeah, so you've heard that before, have you?  I advert myself as an idea man, and I have a background in computer programming, writing, and art; I also have half a university degree in computer science.  I have several innovative game ideas jostling about in my mind, and with any luck some of them will see the light of day.  I stumbled across AGS a few days ago, and am already knee-deep in a design document for a project using the engine.  I'll undoubtedly need help, as I like thinking big, so expect a recruitment thread if anything becomes of it.

I've been on internet message boards for some time, but am just now branching off into areas other than internet role-playing and anime discussions.  I must admit that your sprawling member base made me apprehensive, as I'm more use to the small local forums, but I decided to bite the bullet.  Hopefully y'all can give me a warm welcome and convince me to stay, heh?  I'm a forum administrator at a Sonic the Hedgehog message board, SonicVerse Team Comics -- the first internet community I ever joined -- and have my own burgeoning online art community at CrystalPlains.net.  I've been deeply infatuated with adventure games ever since Myst and Fate of Atlantis (on my old Mac, God rest its silicon soul), and it's too bad the genre has sunk to where it is now, with point-and-click and text adventure games relegated mostly to amateur projects on the internet.  I have a lot of ideas for innovations to the genre, and I hope to start my own games company in the future with an emphasis on immersive "neo-Adventure" games, along the lines of realMyst or Deus Ex (say what you will about DX, a large part of its soul is of the Adventure vein).

But I figure I've bored y'all enough with this monster of an intro, so I'll see you around the boards.
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Post by: ThreeOhFour on 03 Jan 2006, 13:22
Hi. My name is Ben. And I put the number 304 after my name so that I can be distinguished from everyone else called Ben that don't think the number 304 is so special.

I got into adventure games fairly late. I have been playing computer games since I had a computer first (yay for black and white and no sound) but one day I came across the demo for Beavis & Butthead in Virtual Stupidity and I loved it. That was my first adventure game, and a while later I discovered The Curse of Monkey Island and was HOOKED big time. After playing monkey Island 1 2 & 4, Sam n Max, Beneath a steel sky & grim fandango, along with a couple of others I can't remember I went online to see if there was anything else to get. The first game I found was Rob Blanc 1 and after finishing it, I went and got the other rob blanc's, Permanent daylight, larry vales and earwig is angry. After noticing how these were all similar I knew I HAD to make a game. However, it was not until whilst downloading the apprentice after reading about it in a magazine that I noticed this ags thingy, so I checked it out and here I am. I have made one game so far and am working on about 7 others at the moment, 7 of which will probably never be completed. Basically I love computer games and especially adventure games because I can make them, and that's just as wicked as playing them. See you around the forums,

Ben (304)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Grapefruitologist on 03 Jan 2006, 16:51
Hello,
I am 13 and I just joined. Don't worry about me acting immature-I've been playing the computer for like... 5 years, and I've played adventure games since I've started. I don't think age means your mature, I've seen 16 year old's that act like they're two. Anyway, I play Docking Station a lot (an A-life game) and I've been trying to learn it's programming language, CAOS, so I can make my own metaroom (that is, an add-on for that game). Well, it seemed pretty easy, so I thought I might as well try learning another scripting language too. I had some ideas for new Adventure Games, and I thought I might want to make them (I'd have to learn how to script first) so I decided to download AGS.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Jerry on 16 Jan 2006, 03:49
Hi, I just registered to the forum. I am 13 and I live in La Ronge.  I have just recently won the first round of the CanWest CanSpell at my school. I can't believe I did it! Me, Jerry (Other Jerry), and Shandi advanced to Round Two, and it's being held in Saskatoon! If I win that round, which I probably won't, I will be going to Ottawa then Washington, D.C. If I win the Ottawa round. All my classmates are supporting me, and I hope you will too, it will boost my confidence in winning. Well enough about that. I have recently downloaded a copy of AGS, and I am totally new to this. I couldn't understand it even if I was really smart. I am using programs that help me just a tiny bit, but I still can't understand it. If you guys could help me, I will thank you a million times. Also, I'm taking guitar and piano lessons.

Piano - Third Year (Still on 'Technics Intro')

Guitar - Just started. Although I still don't know how to do a C-chord, which is of the highest priority in learning guitar.

Im interested in Metallica and their music. Thank you for reading my rant.

Jerry - The Biggest Noob on The Planet.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: bob97470 on 26 Jan 2006, 02:32
Hello all.
I have been dabbling in AGS for about a 2 weeks now.  I have found the forums to be an extremely helpful resource.  I have previous programming experience with commodore's and qbasic, darkbasic and c. I am a competent user of Photoshop and Lightwave3d.
29years old, male living in southern Oregon.
Already started an ambitios project using AGS....well its ambitious for me, i am nutorious for not finishing projects that I start.  So I'll see how it goes and hopefully one of these days i'll be giving you a new game to play.
anywhoooo, I just wanted to say something and let everyone know that I exist and that im excited about this program and the possibilities it offers.  I'll be seeing you around the forums.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: DiscoNinja on 03 Feb 2006, 00:16
Ahoy AGS-ers.
I am your humble DiscoNinja (Mike if you want to get into formalities...)
I've been playing AGS games for a while, and even tried to make a game, but i had no idea what to do. but that's in the past, and here i am. This forum seems fun, (I think i had an accoun ta while ago, i had one post talking about hwo 5 days a stranger and 7 days a skeptic could be packaged and sold) And here I am again, I hope i can be of help to anyone who needs help, and hope to pick up scripting at one point. (Probably in high school)
See you around!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: skw on 03 Feb 2006, 21:50
Hi, I was hangin` out here and there, but I`d like to stay for the next few months again.

Cheers!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: iamus on 08 Feb 2006, 14:43
I realise I've not done this yet. Sorry.

My name is Paul, I live in Glasgow, Scotland.

Despite what it looks like from some of my posts, I never really take myself very seriously. Though you'd be hard pressed to get any of it from me in real life, sometimes when I'm writing, I like to let my mind wander and see where I end up. Don't worry, I'm well aware that I spout a lot of pish from time to time. Best course of action is to just smile and nod. I'll go away eventually. ;)

I'm working on a game, which is going a little slowly while I finish up some other projects, but should hopefully pick up soon.

I really like the AGS boards. You guys have a really good sense of community and by definition you are all creative people. It's very cool here.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: acharris06 on 13 Feb 2006, 15:44
Hi,  have just found out AGS and thought I would introduce myself.  My name is Anthony and I am from Wales, Uk.  I am 28 and have loved the lucasarts and sierra games since they appeared on the Amiga and them machines. 

My first point and click game I played was Monkey Island and I was hooked from then on and tracked down other games like Lure, Indiana Jones games and the like.  I have only just downloaded the AGS and am going to have a play with the program so I can get a feel for the program.

Just thought I introduce myself on here.

Anthony
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: frankenberger on 14 Feb 2006, 01:56
Hi there. I've been experimenting with AGS on and off for the last couple of years, and I visit these forums quite often but I've never actually gotten around to signing up until today.

So... Hello. I guess.

My name is Nikki. I'm 24, I live in Canberra, Australia, and I've always been into the classic adventure games, and I guess it would be too clicheed for me to say that I've been influenced strongly by the Monkey Island series. So I won't.

Working on a game or two at the moment in my spare time, nothing too flash, just your everyday zombie braineating black comedy. I've always been very visually minded, so graphics and an overall 'look' are something I spend a lot of time on in my assorted projects. I'm also a novelist when I can find the time and the inspiration, so plot has never been much of a problem.

Alright. That's enough rambling. Pleased to be acquainted with y'all, finally.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Domino on 14 Feb 2006, 02:06
Quote
just your everyday zombie braineating black comedy

Sounds awesome!!

Welcome to the forums frankenberger.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: CosmoQueen on 18 Feb 2006, 23:37
Hello gamers!! I've been lurking around here for a while and I just saw this thread and figured I'd say hi to everyone.

So HI!!!! ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Finkenstein on 19 Feb 2006, 00:59
Hello!! I'm Jess, Mr.Colossal's lady friend.
I've hung around AGS for a while but never actually posted much on the forums because...um, I'm a jerk?
I helped Eric(mr.colossal)( jeez it's weird calling him that)(outside of the bedroom, ZING!) host Mittens 2 years ago and I got to know quite a few of the AGSers.
I love Adventure games and all kind of video games, my favorote is probably Grim Fandango.

I'm an illustrator and comic book artist, this is my site:
http://www.jessfink.com/

wee!
-Jess
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Grapefruitologist on 19 Feb 2006, 01:04
Welcome, everyone!...
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: provost on 19 Feb 2006, 16:36
Howdo..
   My name is Lou, I am out of seattle.  I have been making adventure games since the mid 80s.  I wrote my first AG engine in BASIC when I was around 12 years old, and made several games in it.

   Later, I picked up SCI and started remaking one of my original games, "The Legend of the Lost Jewel" and its getting near completion.  Once I finish it, I will probably port it to AGS and start over from there.  I am glad to see that there are so many adventure gamers out there still. 

   For a living, I design computational clusters that crunch bio data to build DNA on microchips, I have a side business that I started just to earn extra money making costumes (see my post in images of yourself) I have a wife and a newer 5 month old baby girl whom I am trying not to screw up!

Glad to be here.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Juangrejo on 22 Feb 2006, 16:14
Hi to everyone.
I´m a 16 old newbie who loves playing any adventure game, specially old Sierra ones (like Space Quest or Leisure Suit Larry).
Since I knew them I love them and it was one of my dreams to make one adventure game.
3 weeks ago I searched for an adventure game maker in the google and found this, I love it!! a dream come true!!! (not a lot of people can say taht so I´m very happy now)
I´m half Spanish and half German but mostly from Spain ´cause I was born and leave there.
I have the little (or not so small) problem of writting what I wanna say in English and understanding English technical words, but I´m trying and love the help and kindness that I have received by other more experienced AGS users.
In my free time I love to hear a lot of music, paint and learn about AGS. Also I play (or learn to do it) the piano, drums and trying bass guitar. I love to compose music, I have a lot of self- midis and some audio records played with some local bands.
I would love to help anyone by doing some music for any game!!! (if anyone want my help of course).
I think that´s all.
This is an amazing experience to talk to all to you, people from the world, users of AGS. :D
I thing the moderators and the users have managed a great comunity full of kind people. :)

Please, feel free to e-mail my if you want, I love it.

I hope it´s not too boring... :P

Bye
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: hjarse on 23 Feb 2006, 16:00
Hello everybody

I'm a newbie here. I'm 13 and I don't know what else I can say that is interesting really  :-\
So I guess I'll just say that I've recently started work on my first AGS game (called Enter the Guano) and I've got lots of ideas for it and possible games in the future. I joined the forum because I thought I might be able to get some help if I'm stuck at any point when making games, and also I hope to be able to possibly contribute to games.
Also, I like games such as Monkey Island and Broken Sword  ;D
And that's it, really... :-\

Bye
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Saberteeth on 23 Feb 2006, 16:34
Hello,

I'm not really a newbie anymore, I've got like, a 100 posts already but I never saw this topic before EVEN if it's sticky. Well, I'm fourteen and I'm finishing grade/primary school. I like to make adventure games and play adventure games. I did some proofreading but nothing special...

Have a nice day/night, SB
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: SmootH on 27 Feb 2006, 22:04
Yo, I'm SmootH. What up?

I'm new. Really new. But IRL I'm ancient. 

Well, I'm Canadian. I'm a programmer/psychologist(it's what my diploma will say).  My hobbies include but are not limited to: Movies (I'm an amateur film critic, also I've worked as a gaffer, grip and script writer), photography,  Comics, I also used to write for one legit newspaper and now I work for a comedy paper, I also love beer and playing cards.

The adventure game that got me hooked was.....*gasp* LOOM! *double gasp* I played it when it first came out. I actually still have the original floppy verison of it. I purchased it on CD when Lucas released it. My favourite games are either absurd like Sam and Max/ Day of the tentacle or cinematic (puzzles are just a way to advance the story) like Leisure suit larry/Full throttle/Grim Fandango.

I'm writing my own game right now. It's going to be short and stupid but I'm using it as an experiment to learn the software. Also, my drawing skillz are not good at all. Imagine a 7' tall dinosaur who wants to be a cowboy. yeah in that vein.

Concepts and script writing is what interst me the most of this but I'll try everything out.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: MadArt on 28 Feb 2006, 03:48
hi all,
i've been lurking around here for quite some time, but being a man of few words i never felt the need to de-lurk so to speak lol,
anyway i'm helping woodz with his games and hopefully we'll have something interesting for you soon
i'm also his rat catcher, sweeper upper but the pays terrible!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Stefan Z on 05 Mar 2006, 11:08
Hi!

The name's Chris, and in lack of a good screen name, it's gonna be Stefan Z.
After downloading AGS four years ago, I've finally started on a game. I'll be posting some of my stuff to the critics lounge later.

I'm pretty good at writing music, but bad with walking loops. I thought I made nice backgrounds, but after seeing some of the stuff here, I swallowed my tongue  ;)

I'm 24 years old, living in the Netherlands, I play guitar in a band, I study Communications and ... well, that should be enough information.

Good gamemaking everyone!
Chris.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: DutchMarco on 09 Mar 2006, 09:51
Another Dutch guy here (really? ;) ), I stumbled upon the Indy game sites (FoA and FoY) and found my way through to BBC.com. Got very excited an dalready played a few rather nice games, looking forward to playing more! I've experimented a bit with AGS, it seems very nice but my drawing, animation, story writing and puzzle making skills may need upgrading before I make my own game :'( knowing how overambitious I can get when I get excited...

This place really brings me back down memory lane to the times I wasted playing MI1 and Indy 4 as a teen, and now I'll probably be wasting even more time playing your games and perhaps even trying my hand at one of my own!

Anyway I hope to stay around here, learn some and maybe even be helpful to the community.

If only I had a tablet...
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Jerry on 15 Mar 2006, 03:37
It's me Jerry again, with results from the spelling bee. I lost the written spelling bee, so did Jerry but Shandi made it (because her teacher helped her cheat I know it). Can you belive she messed up on the word stupor? My god I was ROTFLMAO! HAHA! Stupor! Anyway the guy that won last year won again. BBFN!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Scorpio_Phoenix on 15 Mar 2006, 14:46
Hello, yes...obviously im a newbie  ;D looking forward 2 hanging out on the site!.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: MashPotato on 18 Mar 2006, 16:34
Hi!  I have a slight idea for a game, but who knows if it will ever come to anything ^_^.  I'm mostly here to improve my spriting (for fun), and maybe if I improve enough, I can eventually help with someone else's game... So if you see me floating around, you know who I am now! ^_^

Since I'm already posting, I will shamelessly plug my art website: http://crabshack.bythegoddess.com
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: tassieboy on 20 Mar 2006, 03:18
Hey all.
I'm Adam from Australia.

Just started using AGS this weekend, working on a story/character driven fantasy/sci fi adventure that's been percolating in my brain for a year or two.

I have to say that I'm impressed so far. This is a powerful but simple adventure game engine and the documentation is also impressive. Well done to all involved. You must be very passionate about Adventure Games.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Bethrezen on 23 Mar 2006, 06:31
Hello, my name is Jacob Matte. I am a 13 year old male and I take much interest in game design - the prime reason I have taken interest in this website and it's editor. My hobbies include cultural studies, game design (first thing mentioned at top of page), mythology, history, literature, video game playtesting, hiking, bike riding, jogging, and other physical activites, comedy, movies, travelling, and spending time with my family. I live in British Columbia, Canada.

Ahh yes, and I wanted to tell you all that my initials are JAM. I am planning to change my last name (Matte), as are my parents, to Regan - what makes this funny is that my name changes to JAR - JAM into the JAR, hah.

Anyway I am more than happy to help anyone with anything. I know I may only be 13 but I can be mature at the same time.

I hope to fit in just fine and have fun at the same time!

Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Pseudopod on 24 Mar 2006, 01:56
Hello, everyone. I'm 18 years old, from the Midwestern United States. This is kind of a bit nostalgiac - when I was an immature 12 year old, I was involved in the RoBOT project and started some flameways, but I'm a lot more mature now - at least I think I am.

Anyway, I kind of quit adventure games after I ran out of old Sierra and Lucasarts material to play, but now I'd like to make some of my own. I have no art skills, so anything I make is likely to be pathetic (I hope to eventually befriend an artist, but I know begging for them on the 'net usually doesn't work) but I'm going to try anyway.

I'm less interested in game design than in game writing - I'm going to college next year as a double-major in English and Spanish, and I intend to focus on literature. Influences on my work include philosophy, literature, Joss Whedon, Star Wars, and the Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman. I've got a big ambitious game idea with many of these influences that may or may not go anywhere.

Anyway, I am very impressed at how far the amateur adventure game community has come since last I was here.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Mad-Hatter on 26 Mar 2006, 23:12
The name's Mad-Hatter, and I'm 16 (the minimal age... Is it suspicious I said that unprovoked?)


The name should say all you need to know about my personality, but for those of you who haven't read Lewis Carroll's "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland", here's a bit about me:

I live in Arkansas (okay, so the book doesn't mention that...)
I'm a newbie (or that...)
My favorite color is green (hmmm.... lots of things the book hasn't mentioned!)
My favorite flavor is red...


Okay, being slightly serious (though not entirely):

I've not made any games on AGS yet, but I'm currently working on one. my friend advises me to keep it to myself til it's finished, though.
I'm a very good writer. I entered my first writing contest February 18, and I won first place. I enjoy writing and plan to become a famous author one day. And when I do, I'm gonna be a millionaire. And when I'm a millionaire, I'm gonna have a pool of Jell-O which I will most likely drown in at the young age of 85.
I've a very good sense of humor, too! Or at least, I think it's good. I don't really care what you think. Maybe that's why my friends are all losers? Well, at least I'M cool! Or at least, I think I'm cool. (that then leads into the 'I don't really care what you think' line, which then creates a vicious cycle... Like a washing machine.)

I intend on going to a college that I've got my eyes on, and am focusing on a Phd in Literature.
Professor Hatter has a nice ring to it, don't ya think? Well, I do. (and once again we have that washing machine-like vicious cycle)


So, if there's anything else you'd like to know about me, just PM me and ask!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Psych0F0x on 13 Apr 2006, 13:59
Hi everybody, I'm Ravi, and i'm an adventuraholic..

I'm just here to get my fix. I need adventures everyday, or i'll go nuts.. nah I'm not that far gone yet ^_^
I'm 17(nearly 18 but I feel like a 12 yo, damn I'm underage!) and i'm another dutch person.
My interests are music, drawing , gaming, some other less important things.
I sing and play guitar in my band Namus (http://www.namusrock.com/)
I've been gaming on the pc since I was about 5, my first adventure game was monkey island 1. I was playing on this old 286 and I only played games that were in the game folder(whoopdeedoo, but that's not the point) until I had the crazy idea of looking into other locations, hmm a map called monkey? The first time I turned it on I was immediately hooked on the adventure game genre (like so many other people ^_^ )

 I'm amazed how cool the community here is so I thought I should join in. I'm planning to create a game in ags and with planning I'm not just saying I want to make a game("I'm Ravi and I'm a mighty programmer/artist/musician!"), I'm still in the designing phase.

Thank you for your time, nice to meet you, goodafternoon!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Slava on 18 Apr 2006, 04:15
Hello Comrades! Greetings from Russia.
My name is Svyatoslav Fedorov, 'Slava' for short. I'm a 30 year old paramedic, who enjoys to play adventure games in my spare time. I live in Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, but I have travelled to many places and have a good grasp on life. I have my darling wife and a great son I hope he shall follow in my footsteps and aspire to be a great man.

I have been using AGS for a several weeks now and feel it is time I join the Adventure Game Studio community. :)

Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Greyarea on 19 Apr 2006, 23:19
Hi my name is Greyarea and like everybody else I'm a total adventure addict! I'm twenty-something and still can't stop drooling when I replay the Lucas Arts classics, Simon the Sorcerer and BAS. I hope to contribute to this great community once I've got enough skill not to make a complete fool out of myself in terms of art and music  ;D
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: lazycalm on 22 Apr 2006, 22:56
Hello, AGS Community,

My name is Ryan. I'm 14 years old and I hail from California. I've been lurking around the AGS 'scene,' playing games, tinkering with AGS itself, and things such as that for a little while now, coming and going now and then, and I've as of late been overcome with an urge to...reinsert, I suppose, myself into playing AGS-made games, and attempt to make one myself using the engine. I think of myself to be an excellent writer for my age, and that I have a great imagination, although drawing and such don't seem to be one of my strong points, especially when it comes to making games, unfortunately. I'm trying to improve, however, and I hope that being here could help me with that problem.

I'll try to contribute as much as I can to the community, and you can count on me to be mature. Don't let my age fool you.  ;D

Anyway...hello.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Dan+Andrew+Sasha on 23 Apr 2006, 07:37
Good day to everyone. I'm Dan. I'm from Ukraine, a beautiful country in the Eastern Europe.

I hope we'll get on with each other rather soon!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: duu on 23 Apr 2006, 16:30
Hello to all! Im a 18-year-old man from Finland. I like to play AGS games and adventure games. AGS games are great, keep em comin'!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: karelimur on 29 Apr 2006, 23:35
Kare here,
from Ct, USA
Love the games and this forum!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: charliechuck on 03 May 2006, 16:09
Hello to all

My names Charlie, I made a demo game in AGS about 3 years ago, but gave up when my computer crashed and lost all my files. Back again now, going to try and finish a game...
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: cheeba on 04 May 2006, 17:11
Hi there. My name's Joe, but most people just call me cheebs or cheeba, use whatever suits ya. Toyed around with AGS on occasion over the last couple of years, but never got much going beyond a rubbish first room with big purple mask-lines everywhere :P. That's set to change now though, as I'm heavily into development on my new game StarTrippers, and hope to have the first episode ready within the next few weeks (or I could be a realist and change that to within a month or two).

Hi all, look forward to seeing you all on the boards!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: enkerro on 07 May 2006, 18:20
Hey all, the nick's Enkerro and uhm.. yeah.
I've always been into adventure games and of course developing them. The only thing is that my projects always stop when it comes to animating and drawing in general. And maybe that my ideas are sometimes too grand for me to handle:P
Anyways, good to meet you all.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: eternal_renegade on 16 May 2006, 01:48
Howdy, I am Devon, just stick with the username though. It doesn't matter where I am from or how old I am but I am a composer and am willing to compose for people (first I need to see person's skill levels. I will compose for Decent Quality in terms of graphics and has to have a decent story)
But anyways, Hello!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Animal556 on 19 May 2006, 23:59
Greetings!

My name is Robert but my friends call me Bob-I am 26 years old and recently discovered AGS.  I've been studying the tutorials and practicing the basics-I must say: It is more of a challenge then I thought it would be.

I grew up playing classic games as well Kara; I used to buy like 3 or 4 Sierra adventure games per month.  I have been playing video games since the age of two and I still play them today, although not as much as I used to.

I'm really glad to see this newbie section here and I'm glad I found this site and this community.

I've wanted to work on a develppment tean for awhile now.  Email me or PM (whatever you call it) I would be happy to lend out my story writing skills, as well as do some creative brain storming-or you can just leave me a "hello" and talk tp me about video games in general

Take care of yourselves-peace!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Animal556 on 20 May 2006, 03:55
Oops-I forgot; my email address is bobc0926@hotmail.com

Must be all that Canadian bacon I keep eating lol
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Maltjik on 23 May 2006, 23:25
Hi all!
After a little time of lurking, I thought a presentation was in order.

The name is Stefan. I'm an unemployed, uneducated and unmotivated Swede (swarm of 83) of male brand, with nothing better to do than slack and wallow in the infamous nordic angst.
To make it easy:
I draw, I write, I write music and build scrap instruments, I sculpt, I like cheese, I am genderly confused, I make up too many plans, I drink my whisky lukewarm, I like movies ( Tarkovskijs STALKER to mention one of the favourites) and will hopefully work with them in the not-too-far-away future. I would like to be a juggler, I think magpies are adorable, I suffer from t3h mighty fear of spiders, I am an excellent cook, I enjoy drinking games- especially in the green and sun, I have no understanding whatsoever of programming, I have trouble sleeping at night, I have steady company (a girl) and I consider Tom Waits to be Lord of All Creation.

I've had ideas for years concerning new games made in old style. The last six years I've actually been searching for someone able to programme my ideas. Then I stumbled upon AGS and my creative flow got a new direction. AGS is the best (within related topics) that's happened to me since I discovered photoshop. Hail mighty CJ!

So uhm... 

Hope I'll become your all time favourite princess!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: OtakupunkX on 24 May 2006, 14:12
Yo.

My name is Rex III. I'm currently working on my first game with AGS (for an art competition, too... when I can get around to scanning some concept art and stuff I'll make a thread in the announcements section). I do a lot of writing, I play guitar, and that's about it.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Mathan on 25 May 2006, 14:20
Well, I haven't done a game yet, but I would like to. It's just that I'm not very good in drawing pictures and animations. I could probably give ideas and help with story etc. if someone joined with me in making games.

I've played many AGS games (and yes, I have completed most without use of walktrough).

If anyone is interested, contact me. Kiesimies@luukku.com

Mathan is not my real name, but please use it. It's like an artist name.

Also, I don't provide info about myself in here, 'cause if somebody wants to get to know me, I want to discuss with them personally. But, I enjoy writing  ;).
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Tyreal85 on 28 May 2006, 03:11
hey
my names Chris i've just recently found AGS and i am really looking forward to using this. Am glad this newbie area is here it means i have somewhere productive to write a couple of first posts. I do a multimedia computing course at university so i have more than a basic grasp of several multimedia applications. I have recently been looking over the tutorials and generally playing with the program trying to get a feel for it then am going to start work on a first game.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Stevie on 01 Jun 2006, 09:56
Ello ello....

Completely new to AGS and to this community... Thought I would just make a very small introduction..

My real name is Mikael, but I'm usual know online as Stephen/Stevie, or Steph for short... I have some programming experience but nothing serious.. I hope I can find some time soon to get really into AGS and begin contributing to the community..

Well, told ya it would be a small intro.

Thank you for reading. And to the developers and staff: Thank you for an awesome program and website..


- Steph
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Boney on 01 Jun 2006, 10:10
greetings!
I'm Daniel 24 yrs old and from Denmark.
I've been playing around with AGS for some time now and lurking a bit on the forum.
i'm currently working on a game with a friend of mine and will post some info on it when we have enough material.

Cheers.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: scottdallas on 01 Jun 2006, 17:44
Hello everyone. I'm guilty of what I read a lot of people doing here. I too have been playing with AGS for a long time now and never took the time to join the forum! I don't know what I was thinking. I'm also an active web designer and if it wasn't for certain forums I frequent, I wouldn't have acquired the amazing skills I've been taking for granted so long. This is what drove me to be a part of this community as well. I've made quite a few (what I thought were to be) very nice projects over the years and I'd love to have shared them thinking about it now. My 40 gig hard drive bit the dust and I lost everything I've been saving since I first got into computers when I was about 10. Not so good. I had a really cool SpongeBob game I was making a few years back and I had it almost perfect. That's mostly what I was upset about. I don't think I'll try a SpongeBob theme again though  ;D. I'd just really like to get involved in some new unique ideas. AGS is so incredibly powerful. I can't wait to get involved and see what happens.

I too grew up on the (what I call) classic Sierra and LucasArts point and click style games. I did everything I could to find every single game they both made. I even found enjoyment in making boot disks. Glad this program takes care of all those awful issues of long ago. Anyway, I did get em all.. at least I'm pretty sure I did. No biggie, I had plenty. I still have them. I feel it's a prized collection. Most I still have all the boxes and booklets for. Oh and actual floppies. That feels good. They're probably all bad by now.

Oh well.. so that's me. A computer enthusiast with creative ideas to remake my own ideas of my favorite game era.

You have no idea how glad I am that this program, forum, and all of you exist :)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Tyreal85 on 04 Jun 2006, 02:22
I definatly agree there i think we all were overcame by that feeling of joy and nostalgia when we all came accross AGS. Still some of the best games were the good old point and click adventures, am sure sure i still have all my monkey islands kicking about :) .  Just sitting with AGS and making backgrounds and such just fire off the ideas.

Thanks again for the great program.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: FunnyStuff on 04 Jun 2006, 23:40
Hello to all!

Just joined that forum and answered this 14 questions!

Later I will introduce myself.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: radiowaves on 07 Jun 2006, 16:28
Hello to all from me too!

My name is Taavi, I am currently 18 years old and I live in Estonia.

I have been interested in game making since childhood. Last summer I did graphics for my first adventure game that was started by a friend I found. He used AGS and so that led me here... Project got almost finished but then the leader left for a year and the project is on hold.

Mostly I make graphics, pixelart usually. I got a little example gallery up at: http://www.hot.ee/tindiplekk

But I am quite experienced in music making also, some long years behind.

Anyway, I am hoping to improve myself in every aspect.

All the best,
radiowaves.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Joel on 10 Jun 2006, 15:01
Hi everyone, my name is Joel, i'm 21 and from Australia. I've been a fan of old style point and click adventures since I first got into computers (around ten years old) and I miss them bitterly. I stumbled accross your website and was stoked to learn that there are a community of players out there that love this sort of gaming.

I've recently downloaded the AGS software and i'm following the tutorials. The learning process has been a lot of fun and I am looking forward to see what I can come up with. Just to let you all know, I am willing to assist in productions with things like voice acting, story writing, script writing (script as in spoken dialogue, not computer script like C+++), beta testing or even some basic hotspot-ing in AGS. I'm fairly new to this but I am looking for some experience.
 
Anyway, that's enough about me. to conclude, here are some of my favourite games of all time:

Indiana Jones and the fate of Atlantis
Blade Runner
Sam and Max
The Last Express
Full Throttle
Day of the Tentacle
Broken Sword 2 (I also liked the first one but this is the best, didn't really fancy number three)
Tex Murphy series (all 3 FMV games)
Deus Ex
The Godfather
Half Life 2
James Bond: Everything or nothing
Quake 2
Command and Conquer: Red Alert

Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Snowflake on 12 Jun 2006, 22:21
Hey all!

My name is Evelyn and I've lived in Greece since I was a fetus - that is, 21 years ago. I'm now studying to become a Veterinarian away from home *makes sounds of joy*. It's pretty nice, since I got the house to myself and I can do anything I can anytime of the day without someone whinning, like being stuck in fron of my screen for > 10 hours playing games. Let's see. I love to sing, play the piano, dance and go biscycling. On the other side of the moon, reading fantasy books, listening to all kinds of music and watching movies or anime is something I do at least a few hours every day. Most of the games I play are adventure and RPGs. Simply love them. :)

I can't remember myself not playing adventure games, really. I started with text-based ones, they are a real pain in *coughs a few times*, then moved on to point n click ones which I simply adore. My all time favourites are Gabriel Knight, Monkey Island, Grim Fandango, Broken Sword and Quest For Glory. I recently joined this site as I was looking for something small to play since I'm in the middle of exams..and here I am! I intend to read the various tutorials since I have a lot of ideas and, more importanly, energy to put into being.

That's all for now, enough with the lenglthy introduction. If you need me to help you with any of your projects, be it my extraordinary opinion, marvelous voice or superb testing skills, don't hesitate to PM. Tada!  8)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: ptoing on 19 Jun 2006, 18:34
Name's Sven, spawned some 26 years ago in Germany, living in London atm.
Got here through Helm, who is a good friend of mine.

I knew about AGS form some time now, but i never felt like doing something with it (mainly due to timeconstraints, but now I want to get into making something with it. So yeh, that's why i am here.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: MrColossal on 20 Jun 2006, 02:51
greetings ptoing, long time fan of your work, however I'd hate to see your first post  leave a parenthesis open like that which would encapsulate every one of your posts hereafter into a sort of footnote realm.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Nabeel on 26 Jun 2006, 15:08
Look. I'm a newbie and just can't make good enough graphics. :-\
please help me by providing me with some awesome graphics generator.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Nabeel on 26 Jun 2006, 15:11
Oh yeah, and my e-mail is nabeel@zaeem.org
It'd be better if anyone of you post the software to this address.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: insanity prophecy on 30 Jun 2006, 03:31
heyz every1, im insanity prophecy, n this place is so kewl...


Haha, I'm kidding, I'm from Tasmania, Australia and I'm a musician and I make games purely for fun, even though most of my games aren't finished because I have the patience of a 12 year old. I produce dance music (also for fun) and I play guitar and have a bash on the drums.


This place is a great community and hopefully I'll become familiarised with this site, and maybe make a couple more games.


Cheers, Insanity Prophecy


Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Xtiph on 07 Jul 2006, 16:44
Hi everybody,

I discovered this forum 2 weeks or so ago when I was looking for old adventuregames. I read a bit about AGS and got intrested in making my on game and tadaaa  here i am freshly recruited to your forum :-)

I won't be writing much about myself here, i prefer you to get to know me via the many post i will hopefully post in your forums. I'm 28 and even though I stated Uk as my home I am actually from Germany (you 'll have to excuse my poor english sometimes :-)  living in the Uk though at the moment.
I use Xtiph as my alt here but you can call my Chris or Christoph as well if you like.

I mainly got intrested  in this forum because i want to create my own game now as well. I already started on writing a story and the first few pictures are ready as  well....so if it all goes as planned i hope to be able to introduce my game soon in the forum  (knock on wood).

I dont really have any expertise (or even beginners experience ) in scripting, painting or writing  but i'm sure i'll manage somehow...in the end it's all about having fun: me making the game and hopefully u playing in soon :-)

See you around
Cheers
Xtiph

Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Deloria on 07 Jul 2006, 18:50
I've been around AGS for a while, but so far, have only posted in the Hints And Tips section, I still don't consider myself a newbie. I also have yet to be a team member of a project that works with AGS.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: mspenguin on 10 Jul 2006, 15:43
Hi, my name is Claire. I'm 31 and love to play the older style games...including the old-fashioned text adventures that I loved when I was younger. Just thought I'd say hi.


 :D
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: charly on 11 Jul 2006, 21:20
Hey!
I'm charly, 23, from Germany.
Love old- styled adventure games, but most time I'm too impatient for long puzzle-intensive games, so the ags short games are perfect for me.
Maybe I'm gonna try to make a game on my own, but first have to play a lot more ;)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Dig on 11 Jul 2006, 23:52
Hello everyone - I'm new around here. First of all I have to say that I'm from Poland and English isn't my first language so I'll propably make a lot of stupid mistakes :) You've been warned!

My real name is Blaze Sanecki and I'm 19 years old, I have read your forums for a long time but I never thought about joining in :) Now when I'm starting a game project it seemed kind of usefull :). From my nickname you propably already made out my favorite game so I'll just skip that part. I'm going to study computer graphics from this year on and I'm interested mostly in making comics, games and animations in my future :). I never tried to make anything serious in AGS but I know the basics :)

Favorite band: Ayreon
Favorite movie: Charlie and the chocolate factory
Likes: Furry (Drawing and RPGs only, not RL stuff), drawing (obvious), old adventure games (obvious again), rats (not so obvious) tolerant people, Bob Sinclar lyrics, water
Dislikes: mean people, proud people, warm beer, mountains
Wants: Fame (not a big one. only on the internet will do, and money isn't important to), good drawing abilities.

You'll see me soon in the Critique threads
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Ashkante on 12 Jul 2006, 11:07
Hi , I'm 21 years-old and from Turkey.
I've been following the AGS community for over 2 years now but never thought of joining the forum up until now.I love playing adventure games in general and AGS community keeps producing top-notch games.
Just thought I'd say hi  :)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Elliott Hird on 15 Jul 2006, 13:08
BEHOLD

I have returned
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: kman on 17 Jul 2006, 00:19
Aaron.

27 from Ohio, USA. 

Love the old adventure games.  Grew up on Kings Quest and Space Quest. 

I'm looking into turning a couple storylines into games myself, so I though I had better start getting used to the tool and start talking on the forum. 
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: accolyte on 17 Jul 2006, 22:16
Hi there! Well, since i recently registered after having lurked around on the forums for quite a while i guess i should introduce myself.
I,m a 20 year old bloke from Sweden very soon becoming 21 and computer-games is my passion although I also like reading, both fiction and history aswell as urban-myths. I also enjoy watching Discoverys FBI-files and i like tzatsiki. ( that food-stuff you make off youghurt, cuccumber and garlic in case you didn,t know ;)) 
What more to say... well... I,ll hope i oneday will finally create an adventure-game of my own. But i,m quite optimistic about that and the forums seem a great place to ask in if you are looking for help.

Well... i think that,s it for now. Untill later...
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Fallen_Hyperion on 23 Jul 2006, 22:51
A nice, big hello to everyone!

I am  a 22-year-old student from Finland. After growing up in the middle of all the fantastic adventure games (namely those of LucasArts and Sierra) and after years of toying with the idea of making my own someday, I found out about this program called AGS... and here I am!  :)

It's been about an year since I downloaded AGS and since that I've just meddled with it, read the manual, surfed and read around in the forum and now I'm ready to post this first message of mine ;)

I've slowly started to work on and around a game; with the help of two good friends of mine, who've promised to help me with the artwork and the sounds of the game. With my studies going on for some years to come and with my friends also studying, the project won't be getting as much timeand attention as I'd want it to get, but hey, we're still young! Hopefully some day it will become something more than a project...

The community here seems extraordinary helpful and committed, and I hope that new people with new ideas will keep coming in and doing their thing. After all; there ain't no thing like the adventure-thing!  ;D
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: ildu on 24 Jul 2006, 00:06
We need more finnish blood on #AGS at irc.adventuregamestudio.co.uk. It's a constant power struggle. I hereby recruit you. You don't happen to hail from Helsinki do ya?
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: LimpingFish on 24 Jul 2006, 00:47
We need more finnish blood on #AGS at irc.adventuregamestudio.co.uk.

Like hell we do! It's overflowing with finns as it is. :P
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Helm on 24 Jul 2006, 00:57
Evelyn, did you send me an e-mail linking to that vampire-something game? I interpreted it as spam. Am I missing anything?
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Cicero on 28 Jul 2006, 01:41
Hi! my name is Sam and I am just returning to AGS. messed around with it for a month or so last year and am back playing with it. I'm not very good at it though, and dont have the time to dedicate to it that I would like. Plus my art sucks :(.  Any games I do make will be released under my group name Swordarts Entertainment. My current project is "12 Arabian Knights", a paradoy of the Aladin movies. I am working on the script now, and may release some teasers soon.

Nice to meet you all!
 
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Dan_N on 01 Aug 2006, 13:19
Hello.
My name's Dan, and I've been here for about one month (or was it two) ever since I got myself some Internet. Anyway, first thing I did is download AGS because I had 5 Days a Stranger and 7 Days a Skeptic for a while from soem friends. So I started doing my own game(s). Anyway, I though I'd properly introduce myself and let you guys (and girls I think) know that besides AGS, I also do games by directly writing their program in Borland Pascal. This is not important, but it's intended as a tid-bit.
The rest of my intro goes like this:
I'm Romanian (so I apologise in advance for any bad spelling and/or grammar), into computers and rock'n'roll (Guns'n'Roses, Metallica, Scorpions, etc.), 15 (but more mature than you'd think), not mentally disturbed (I guess), and "I reject your reality and substitute my own" (Adam Savage, Mythbusters, Discovery Channel).

The Golden rules say that I must post something interesting, so here it is: it's now day in Bucharest, em... a bit cloudy, and filled with people. That's about it.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: oldman on 02 Aug 2006, 06:07
Hi all.

 I chose oldman for an ID because I am.  I Picked  AGS and I guess I am a newbie with the product, though I have been playing adventure games since they were text streams on mainframes.

That means I have been around since dirt.  I have been in computers since .... lets just say they used to cost millions of dollars and they filled up entire rooms.

Recently started playing with graphics and I am not too bad, though I don't think I am ready to quit my day job, though I already have, but that is another story.

I am working on learning about AGS and I have started using the space game pack to create a short game,  We'll see how it goes.  I will keep you posted.

Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: limeTree on 02 Aug 2006, 15:37
Well,hello everybody.I am a member for two weeks or so.
I am bored.I love adventure games and especialy RPG.
I have five years experience on manny rpg free makers.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Dan_N on 02 Aug 2006, 19:14
lipaoklipa, i just have to ask: do you have any free RPG game creators and if so, where did you get them. i'm asking 'cause i'm always on the search for good game creators and google hates me...
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Vlad on 02 Aug 2006, 19:18
Hello.

I'm Vlad. I have a real name which, at this moment, is not relevant.

From the depths of noghingness I was brought to this world 21 years ago. I am currently a student.

I like computer games, new and old alike, I'm a fan of old adventure games. The first games I've ever played were Knight Lore, Manic Miner, Jumping Jack, so I guess I may consider myself a hardcore gamer.

I'm also into computer graphics (and I've still a looong way to go before/if I start earning money by CG-ing).

I make verbs by adding -ing to nouns, call my friends mortals from time to time and believe that being sane's not worth the effort.

I like movies (LOTS of them), books (P. K. Dick, Douglas Adams, Lem... Shakespeare, Stoppard, Bulgakov, Beckett and more) and music (LOTS of it as long as it's not techno, hip-hop or rap).

I rarely make sense so don't take me too seriously.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: MarkPhantom on 07 Aug 2006, 01:09
Hi guys, I'm Mark  ;D

I'm an adventure game nut, whose hobbies are basically writing TV scripts (trying to pitch one to someone at the BBC, communication is very slow going though :() and stories and stuff - so talk to me, I'm generally easy going and fun :)

Oh yeah, I also wrote (with a friend) a spoof of Star Wars Episode II - very good fun:

"Kiss me Padme"
"Mmm"
"(hearing something) What's that?"
"Well, if I was being cynical, I'd say it was the sound of a million sphincters tightening simultaneously"

Anyway, interests include games, computers, writing, watching films and listening to awesome music (Nightwish, c'mon! Also Johnny Cash)

I AM ALSO FROM YE MERRY ENGLANDE.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: ms_greenjeans on 07 Aug 2006, 10:48
Should've done this a long time ago...

Hi, I'm an AGS addict.

I've been playing these great games for about a year now, to the extent that it has had a negative effect on my graduation plans from uni. That's why I can't even think about making my own games, even though I'd like to give it a try, but then I assume I would never graduate. I enjoy red wine, chocolate and horror movies. .....And world peace! :P

Another Finnish bugger. And a fake blonde one.

Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: ildu on 07 Aug 2006, 11:54
Awesome, more Finnish blood :D. -> irc.adventuregamestudio.co.uk #ags
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Bubbles on 09 Aug 2006, 02:03
Hey, I'm Dave, 13, and a big fan of AGS games for some time. I have been playing AGS games for about a year and would usually explore teh forums to see what little comments some would make about the games I would be playing and discovered what a well-rounded community it was. I hope to make some friends and have a good time. I guess that's all.... :D
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Giddy Plant on 11 Aug 2006, 19:13
Hello, Sheail here. At 25 I appear to be one of the veterans. I'm unfortunately very very English so apologies in advance for bad spelling and grammar. First game's going like the proverbial clappers but having spent the last two weeks doing the intro I don't want to get people too excited too soon!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Domino on 11 Aug 2006, 19:47
Nah, you're still young. Welcome to the forums.  :)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Buckethead on 14 Aug 2006, 13:25
Hey,

My name is Buckethead, well atleast my nick is.
I live in the Netherlands and I always liked making stuff (like sites ans sort)
I most recently became 16 (august , 8 ) and thought it was time to visit the forums.
Well here I am.
If you have any personal questions for me don't be afraid to ask,
can't say for sure if you'll get an awnser though.

bye
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Nine Toes on 19 Aug 2006, 06:07
I'm a big fan of your work.  ;)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Buckethead on 19 Aug 2006, 09:36
I'm a big fan of your work.  ;)

Sorry to dissapoint you but I'm not the real Buckethead, just pretending to be because I'm a fan too.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Nine Toes on 19 Aug 2006, 14:02
Come on, man... don't tell me you don't know sarcasm when you hear it.  :P
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Buckethead on 19 Aug 2006, 15:11
What is this sarcasme you speak of? does it sound good ?
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: rockeh on 22 Aug 2006, 20:04
Hey everyone, another n00b here.

Um, Alex, 22/m/Romania. Fan of adventure games, haiku/scifaiku, Lovecraft and Blender. Webmonkey in a cubicle.

Uh... that about covers it, I guess :/ I'm not the most exciting person you've met, I'm afraid.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: drusilla on 17 Sep 2006, 22:47
Greetings...
I'm Katerina,24, from Greece- fan of adventure games, riddles, notpron and stuff.
I have just downloaded AGS and I'm looking forward to make a dream come true!
Hope for some help so... I promise to be kind and cute... :P :P :P
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Sparky on 27 Sep 2006, 03:17
Hello, my name is Sparky. I've been reading these forums for a while now. I must say I very much like the feel of the community. Hi everyone!

I should warn you folks in advance; I'm yet another artist with no programming skills. Please be kind to me and my mentally retarded kindred should we ask silly but well meaning scripting questions. In return, I promise to actively participate in the community's artistic side.

Keep up the good work!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Sylvr on 01 Oct 2006, 02:27
Well, I may's well have a go at this. Do I still count as a newbie?

Here I am, SilverTrumpet/17/F. As you may guess, I am a music nerd. I dabble in a bit of composition, I'm learning to write script, and I love the classic games. The first one I played is King's Quest 5 (although some of you older ones may not consider it 'classic'), and then on to KQ6, and I've loved KQ and Laura Bow ever since. (In fact, I am listening to the midi soundtrack to LB2 as I write this!  ;D)

And one day, I hope to make a really amazing game.  8)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: 1990jordan on 01 Oct 2006, 20:30
I'm Jordan and i'm 16.

I used to have an account on here a few years ago and I posted a lot, but I decided upon my return it would be good to start a fresh, looking at some of my old posts makes me cringe =P
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: m0ds on 05 Oct 2006, 12:11
JorDan_n_gameZ?  :P

Welcome :)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: ScoobyFan14 on 06 Oct 2006, 19:26
He-ya!I'm Steven.I'm 14 and looking for a job as a voice actor.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Das Plans on 07 Oct 2006, 20:12
Hello there!

I've been around this forum for quite a while now, working on games, cancelling them ... business as usual.  ;)

But now: New game, new name.

So, hello once again! I'm Stefan, 30, from Germany. Hopefully, this time I'll be a more constructive member of this really great community.

See you around!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: mkt on 09 Oct 2006, 21:03
Hello all.

I've been lurking for a while, but have finally got round to registering.

I've been writing games - both storyboarding and coding - for as long as I can remember, although I'll be the first to admit it's rare for me to see a project through to completion. It's been a couple of years since I last had a serious go at producing a game, but it feels like the time is right at last - I've got loads of brilliant (if I do say so myself) ideas and a kick-ass writing partner, not to mention a decent amount of spare time.

Oh, and I'm from the UK.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: neelhound on 25 Oct 2006, 13:47
Hi I will introduce myself but I think people know me abit....
I have been here for about 4-5 days I think. I have got a game made with paint images, Dragonslash. http://my.spinsite.com/dragonslash/

My website links to my own forums, but i will put its address here anyway.
http://www.poppydog.com/forum/boardMap.do?tiid=11402

I am from hull in the uk.
Title: Re: Leander
Post by: botkiller on 27 Oct 2006, 00:10
HI!, MY NAME IS LEANDER, (NOT REALLY, THIS IS THE ENGLISH VERSION OF MY NAME), I'M A NEWBIE ON THIS, AND I'M FROM ARGENTINA ( VERY STRANGER... NO-ONE IN THIS COUNTRY LOVES THE AGS LIKE ME!) WELL, THIS IS ME,...SO....WELL...I JUST HAVEN'T NO PROJECT TO MAKE... REPLY ME TO JOIN US IF U WANT... SE YOU!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Domino on 27 Oct 2006, 00:13
Could you please turn down the volume just a bit. Thank you.
Title: Big G'day from AU
Post by: Shaque on 28 Oct 2006, 19:20
I just wanted to say g'day to everyone here. I'm pushing 40 and I've been a PC geek since I was 13. I have composed music since that time both using the PC and real instruments. I have also helped in the production for a few games in the past, but I have since lost track of where they have gone. (Stupid me for not keeping a proper portfolio.  :-\ ) At the moment, I have been (re)composing music for 2 games. One is a Pipe Mania style game and the other is a retro remake of Moon Patrol. Both can be found at http://www.shinobis-place.de//Page_neu/Templates/index.html
(http://img244.imageshack.us/img244/3184/shaquenovavt5.th.jpg) (http://img244.imageshack.us/my.php?image=shaquenovavt5.jpg) This is me BTW... sorry if I'm breaking any rules.
Anyway... I've had AGS since around 2.0 and have been updating regularly. I'm not a whiz at scripting, but I know a few things. I've not yet completed a game, although I've started and erased over a dozen projects due to either work commitments or lack of interest. The main reason is because I keep finding other game engines and try to make a game with each one, but I keep coming back to AGS because it's simple, the functions are well organised and the games always worked on every platform I've tried them on. (Also, the engine never crashes like some so-called big commercial engines, which I won't name here.) One of these days I might actually finish one game. I do have one idea for a remake, although a far superior one has been done. I refer to Tex Murphy: Overseer, which waqs a remake of an old point-and-click adventure called Mean Streets. I have the latter PC version which works poorly on Windows XP, but runs okay without sound. It is a fairly crappy game for most people, but I enjoyed it. I wish to ATTEMPT to remake this game using AGS. The scripting was fairly simple and the graphics stunk, so I'm sure I can make it better.
I'm also happy to have joined this forum and I just wanted to give everybody a head's up and share the fact that I am quite a talker and typist. I just hope I don't bother or bore people with that. Now to the main point of the post... g'day.  :)  I don't have mIRC, Yahoo, MSN or ICQ... only Skype, because I use it for conference calls with clients. I run my own Interactive Multimedia business. Anyway... that's way more than I wanted to share in one post, because I would run out of things to say later. Nah... that can never happen...
Here are my PC specs:
AMD Athlon 1.91GHz
1024 DDR RAM 400MHz
128MB ATI Sapphire Radeon Atlantis
5.1 Sound Blaster Live!
512 DSL
Title: Re: Big G'day from AU
Post by: Raggit on 28 Oct 2006, 19:36
Wow, this is the best introduction I've ever seen!  Welcome aboard!   :)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Nikolas on 28 Oct 2006, 20:08
Hey!

Welcome!

Indeed a great first post. Hope to see your typings more (and btw, your music a little maybe ;))

You didn't break any forums rules, and you look lovely :D
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Domino on 29 Oct 2006, 01:22
Shaque, welcome to the forums. I hope you stick around. There are alot of people who post in this thread who only get a few posts and then disappear. Hope you'll stay.

Shawn
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Shaque on 29 Oct 2006, 04:32
Thanks for the warm welcome, thanks Nikolas for that complement and thanks to Colossus for moving this to the correct area. I'm glad to see that forum moderators are on the ball here. I've been a member of too many forums that don't know how to run them. I would like to show off some of my music, but I can't even seem to get my avatar woking. Perhaps in time I will.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Mango Jango on 16 Nov 2006, 21:58
Hello everyone.  ;D

I've known of AGS for ages yet haven't had the time to look at it properly. I stumbled into it first while browsing the ScummVm forums during a mad revival for my love of games that actually have a story. Now i want to delve into making games of my own.

I am a media student with a huge passion for cinematography. My major ambition is to write and direct my own films (surprise, surprise), yet I wouldn't mind being poor and generally unheard of all my life, as long as i have a camera and something to film.

I've recently taken up 3D animation and modelling in an open-source program called Blender. That's my major creative output at the moment. Even if i don't get too far with AGS, I'd happily lend my 3D modelling services once I develop a bit more direction with my skills.

I've been writing electronic music for around 7 years now on various programs. Recently i decided to quit that aspect and focus on the instrumental side. I bought quite a nice electric-upright bass, which i adore, and i'll be able to afford a violin by next week.  :D  Other instruments i'd love to learn are; baritone sax, flute, harp and cello. I don't think any of those i'll have the money for for a long time though.

If you believe in astrology, i'm a typical Gemini. If you believe in the Myers Briggs test, i'm a typical INTP.

I'm a hardline-fundamentalist agnostic yet i don't believe that "smuggle", "spoon", "moose", "gouge" or "flimsy" are real words.
Title: Re: Big G'day from AU
Post by: ManicMatt on 16 Nov 2006, 22:11
(http://img244.imageshack.us/img244/3184/shaquenovavt5.th.jpg) (http://img244.imageshack.us/my.php?image=shaquenovavt5.jpg)

Now now, there's no need to tell us your measurements too! ;)

(Too obscure joke?? Meh.)

And welcome!

And welcome to the other people! I think I never post on this thread ever. Woo first time.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: oracle on 22 Nov 2006, 15:08
hi all just signed up and thought id say hi

ok here goes..... im 23 love adventure games grew up with monkey island,kings quest,sam n max etc

iv no clue how to use ags but love to play the games etc

i write music mainly so if anyone needs a hand with some music give me a shout

heres a small clip of music iv done its not finished yet but you get the general idea

http://download.yousendit.com/4BE9C500164DEFDF

cheers 8)



Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: salomey5 on 26 Nov 2006, 23:29
Well, bonjour tout le monde!

K, enough with the french now!

Hi everyone, nice to meet all of ya, my name is Rachel, and I live in Montreal, Quebec.
I actually stumbled onto AGS a couple of years ago while hunting on the internet for some point-and-click adventures. I believe the 1st AGS game I played was 5 days a stranger by Yahtzee (still my fave to this day) and that definately made me feel like discovering more games made with AGS. I have played quite a few since then (just finished playing Emily Enough a few minutes ago, as a matter of fact, good game!)

I hesitated for a long time before posting, because after reading rules for posting, I figured that me writing in the forums might be considered as a waste a bandwidth. Yep, I'm a "sucker with low self-esteem", what can I tell you...! I stayed under that impression until I started to read some real immature threads in the forums, and realize that just like any online community, AGS also has its share of flamers, name-callers, immature brats and the like.

So why would you want to post here, you may ask?
Because AGS also seems to count within its ranks a large number af extremely creative people who are very passionate about what they do. And I like and admire that a lot. Hence my butting in.

I'll be honest guys, it's unlikely that I'll ever make a game, because:
-I'm dumb
-Patience? What's that?
-I don't have the slightest clue of even the definitions of scripting, programming and these other foreign words.
-I'm too old to learn. (Do not bother asking for my age though. I'll lie to you. It's confidential. The voices said to keep it secret otherwise i'll end up squashed by a grand piano coming from outta space). 

So what use can little me be to this community, you ask?

Well, I'm mature (on the internet anyway, not always so much in real life after a few beers), I'm funny, I'm supportive of other people's efforts and creativity, and I see a lot of that over here. I can give honest and detailed feedback other than "This game sucks".
On the practical side, I'm fluent in both french and english, I have good writing (as in grammar, ortograph) skills in both languages. I'm a theatre graduate and I have worked in radio a fair bit, so I can do voice acting, although I do have an accent.

That's pretty much it, so I hope I can be of some use to this community.

And regardless of whether or not I am, I really want to tip my hat to you guys, many of the games I played here show me with great clarity than amateur and mediocre do NOT go hand in hand. Far from that, so big big congrats from the land of eternal winter and keep up the good work!!! :)

Peace (I'm a hippie, I always say that!) ;D

Ciao for now,

Rachel

Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Dmitri on 03 Dec 2006, 13:54
Sup, I'm new again  8)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Dred Rubacant on 03 Dec 2006, 21:37
Hi Im Rubcant

(http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q301/Rubacant/Rub1.jpg)


Im makeing a FAN game Called Maniacs Mansion Terror of the Tablet



My Computer


(http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q301/Rubacant/Picture6.jpg)



(http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q301/Rubacant/Picture21.jpg)



With Water cooling
(http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q301/Rubacant/Picture51.jpg)


With Water cooling
(http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q301/Rubacant/Picture53.jpg)

Movie Water cooling and new Mother Board

(http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q301/Rubacant/th_Video7.jpg) (http://s139.photobucket.com/albums/q301/Rubacant/?action=view&current=Video7.flv)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: dasjoe on 04 Dec 2006, 02:16
please don't tell me your radiator is IN your case. because if it is i want to slap you :P
why are your slots open? in-case airflow is much better when they're closed.
and why did you put like 1" tubes onto your cpu but your graphics card still has its tiny fan? pff :)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Dred Rubacant on 04 Dec 2006, 03:24
Do you know any thing about computers

why are your slots open? in-case airflow is much better when they're closed.  Do you know any thing about air flow

If they where CLOSED the air wold get trapped under the Video card any way each of my fan blow 60 CFM but the back one blows 80 CFM

7 blow out  and yes 2 of them are for the rads

3 blow in

Im going to add a new cooling loop soon  for the North brige and graphics card 3/8 tubing

CPU is useing    The Danger Den - RBX Copper with 1/2 tubeing

http://www.dangerdenstore.com/files/images/blocks/rbx/brass_intel_100.jpg

Danger Den DD12V-D5 Pump   

http://www.dangerdenstore.com/files/images/pumps/d5/d5_front_view_100.jpg

Plus 2 Rads and a Res

CPU 3.4 Ghz P4  800Mhz Fsb  Temp 30F


what do you have
 



Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Layabout on 04 Dec 2006, 11:04
This isn't going to degrade into a 'mine's bigger than yours' argument is it? Don't try. Because everyone knows helm has the biggest penis on this forum.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: dasjoe on 04 Dec 2006, 11:07
"Temp 30F" - so you're cooling with peltiers and oil instead of water? water freezes at 32F.
my pc is passive cooled, currently 43°C - anyway STICK TO THE TOPIC :)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Sam. on 04 Dec 2006, 15:22
9 inches.


Wait. layabout did that joke already. I don't care.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Renal Shutdown on 12 Dec 2006, 06:15
Three and three sixteenths.

..But some folk don't like it that wide.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Dualnames on 14 Dec 2006, 19:46
Hi my name is Jim and since I have 2 surnames i decided to take Dualnames as a nickname. Although it's not a word anyway.
I am very new to AGS but i begin to love it.
I started to use the program since  from a wide variety of programs I decided to keep only that. So from a magazine article about the Exhange student I decied to create a game. In the beginning I had many ideas. But from a great passion/ madness/ love that grows in within me for the Monkey Island series I decided to make a game about what happened to guybrush between 2 and 3.
At this time the game is 50% complete.And I am quite happy about it. But since the forum rules did not permit me to be helped by others since i was not complying with'em. My game won't have any chance of being ready before the new year.  So (not that i wanted to) it won't be in the coming awards. Not that I was making a game for that reason. Just for fun.

By the way If you think you are good at anything(art basically ) PM me or email me.
Thank You.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: JimHejl on 21 Dec 2006, 16:14
How I got here...

First, I found this article about "The Shivah"
http://www.gametunnel.com/articles.php?id=562
I was struck by the quote "it is far more gripping than any of this year's so-called summer blockbusters"

A little google-action uncovered the source, David Gilbert.
http://www.davelgil.com/wordpress/?page_id=128

The Shivah screen shots resonated with the old-school VGA days of Monkey Island II and King's Quest V adventures. Awesome. It didn't take me long to track down AGS, and the community here.

Bottom line: the adventure games, as a genre, worked, and I'm thrilled to find ongoing work. I have not had the time to actually download and play any of the games yet -- (crazy Holiday schedule) -- but I will soon.

My participation here will mostly be as an observer (as making console games fills my schedule) -- but I've had a great time reading through the forums.

I host my own website, and a streaming radio station (both in my sig). Visit if you have time.

Cheers,
--jim

EDIT: I forgot... I'm also REALLY into photography. Pictures are here:
http://www.hejl.com/users/jim/ThisMuch/index.html
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Nikolas on 21 Dec 2006, 16:19
The oficial welomce to Jim:

Already everybody knows who you are, what you do, how your wife Sarah looks like (is that her name?), that you have a sister who is really cute and also cooks and has her own TV show! ;D ;D

Your radio station last night was playing some cool stuff... ;)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: JimHejl on 21 Dec 2006, 18:49
The oficial welomce to Jim:

Already everybody knows who you are, what you do, how your wife Sarah looks like (is that her name?), that you have a sister who is really cute and also cooks and has her own TV show! ;D ;D

Your radio station last night was playing some cool stuff... ;)

"Laura" is my wife. "Sarah" is my girlfriend.

haha j/k

Thanks for the Welcome.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Balin on 30 Dec 2006, 02:35
Hi, I'm Balin. I'm kind of new to AGS games, but I've played many adventure games. I'm a big fan of the old Sierra games, and I've started to get interested in making games with AGS.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: twin-moon on 30 Jan 2007, 21:47
Not my first post, but i'd take the opportunity anyway and introduce myself.

Hi, I'm Christiaan. My forumname was "dutch mountaineer" but I've changed it to TwinMoon. Maybe I'll change it again, but I can't think of anything better.
As you might have guessed, I'm Dutch. And I'm 25.

I've had AGS quite a long time actually. Found it through the reality on the norm project (which now seems to have disappeared, sadly).
And now i've finally decided to really make a game, so I thought i'd sign up to the forum. I never really looked at it, it's amazing to see how much is going on.
The man who said adventure games are dead was a very big liar...

I'm not too great in drawing (hope ripping&repainted is accepted ;-) but i'm a decent scripting and a good writer (anyway, I like to write, if it's a good you can decide for yourself). And I can write songs, so maybe computer music is doable too.

anyway, can't stand long posts (i tend to get distracted and contradict myself) so cheers to you all.

- Chris
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: auriond on 17 Feb 2007, 12:50
Hi all :)

I've been here for several months but I haven't really introduced myself, so I'll do so here :)

My name isn't really auriond, but I've had that as an online nickname for close to ten years now, and it's a lot more memorable and less confusing to an international audience than my real name. The only confusing thing about it is that people tend to automatically refer to me as a "he". I'm a she, and I live in Singapore, far on the other side of the world from most AGSers.

I'm in the middle of making my first ever game in AGS, and sometimes I really wonder if I shouldn't have started out with something smaller and less intimidating. However, I don't think I have enough in me for more than one game, so I'm dreaming big and aiming for the stars. The people here have been really helpful so far though, and I'm very grateful for all of the encouraging comments I've had so far.

I'm also catching up on all the AGS games I've never played - between that and my game, I have no free time left :P
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: LeeStee on 22 Feb 2007, 13:50
Hello there everyone. My name's Lee, LeeStee is just my online name because it's my first name and part of my second name, but you don't care about that.

I'm not new to forums at all, and I'm a big fan of the Lucasarts adventure games. I must warn you now though, I'm very new to AGS. I've been wanting to make my own adventure game for years, and I've only just discovered AGS. (Yeah, I'm slow like that.)

So yeah, I've come to these forums to get all the help I can/need (which is a lot) and hopefully get to know you all.

Nice smilies, by the way.  ;D
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Medical Waste on 23 Feb 2007, 21:03
Howdy AGS forum.

I just stumbled onto AGS a few days ago, because lately I've been playing adventure games again. Really cool program, so I like most people here I guess I'm going to try to make my own game. I'm in college for computer programming and analysis.

Anyways, you'll see me lurking around and posting from time to time (probably lots of questions!)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Plastic_Worm on 07 Mar 2007, 04:20
I started playing adventure games again and got addicted, so I joined.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: glamrocker91 on 10 Mar 2007, 23:30
Hey i'm Glamrocker91, I have been playing adventure games since about I was 4, and my favorites are still the Quest For Glory games, although I love all sierra adventure games.  I also enjoy Los Angeles style Glam Rock and Metal, incase anyone was interested, this is my first post in the forums.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Ariadne on 15 Mar 2007, 14:39
Hi, everyone!
My name is Ariadne, I am almost 30 years old and -just for the record- I think Kara's initiative is great.
My "relation" with computers is truly discouraging, because apart from writing documents for my job and using internet for simple stuff (point and click games, again for research for my job etc.), I don't know anything more, although I am fascinated!
About a month ago I played 5 days a Stranger through my favourite website (www.lazylaces.com). And then I decided to see if there are more games like that. And I linked to you. And since then I am completely addicted! I mean I played the Ben Jordan series and Night of Dark and The mystery of Haunted Hollow and I am so thrilled!I admire each and every person who made a game, even if the graphics are poor or the plot is indifferent. I know this post is dull, but I just wanted to say that I have a great time playing these games and I hope that in a few decades from now, when I manage to understand all the technical stuff most people here know so so so well, I may even try to make my own game!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Fee on 19 Mar 2007, 01:20
Hello everyone.
Im Fee, im a 26 year old Australian.
I used to love playing the old Sierra games when i was a kid. Im interested in trying to make my own. I just downloaded AGS and im going to attempt to make a "test quest" just to see what i can do with it. Im a bit of a noob, so we shal see how it goes. Maybe ill make somthing quick as i can and stick it in the hour games thread.

I look forward to harassing you with my noobie problems xD

Fee
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Kreator on 23 Mar 2007, 07:58
Hey Everyone,

I stumbled across AGS quite some time ago, but i never used it or joined the forums. Over a year ago i started using it and i made one game, which i abandoned later on. But not so long ago i got the internet on, so i decided to polish up my old game, upload it and join the forums!

My name is Beau and I'm 16 years old. I live in NSW Australia in a small town. Not much happens there, so i usually play games and listen to music. And now its time to make my own! I have always wanted to, and my friends think i'd be good at it. So here i am! I'm currently creating an RPG/Adventure named Azunite's Tale. Check out the thread in the "In Production" section and comment!  :)

AmongTheFallen
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Akatosh on 02 Apr 2007, 11:02
I think I never introduced myself, so I'm doing it now... nearly a year late. So, um, hi. You're not getting any more personal information.  :=
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: MOLEMAN on 04 Apr 2007, 10:27
I am the moleman, for all you people who dont know I am an Aussie and I'm ~16~ ;D
I registered on the forums today and havent looked back...         ...yet.
I would like to be an expert programmer than the ameturistic one I am now!!
Thanks to everyone who iz helping us newbies

                                ;D ;D ;D ;D ;DMOLEMAN ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: A PERSON on 11 Apr 2007, 07:32
I am A PERSON
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Darcness on 13 Apr 2007, 08:03
Hello again people! After 2 years I am back on the forums.
These days I'm creating games professionally with the games company Canvas Software.
Our current game has left me with very little time to work on my AGS games, but after nearly 2 years our commercial 3d game is nearing completion, and I have some spare time to spend some time on the forums again.
All I can say is that I'm really glad to be back!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: mirage on 13 Apr 2007, 12:07
OK so i came across this site while i was multitasking. That being playing black sabbath tunes on my guitar and surfing the net, So needless to say i downloaded AGS and begun working on my game. thats was about 6 months ago and im not done yet. So i decided to register for the forums. Thats about it i always liked dos games so to be able to make  my own is just so unreal. Thanks o all the guys at AGS and Chris Jones (You Are GOD).  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D :=
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Domino on 14 Apr 2007, 00:44
Welcome Back Darcness, good to see you posting again. I always wondered what happened to you.

to keep this on topic: Hello i am Domino from the USA. Nice to meet you all. :-)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Max on 15 May 2007, 15:56
Hello everyone! I'm Max, 17, live in Brighton, England - soon to be London.
I've been lurking for a couple of years, I had on old account which I've forgotten so I made a new one (which means I've now introduced myself twice  ::) ).
I'm looking to start making games again, and perhaps offer my services as well (mainly German-to-English translations).
So until then, thanks Chris Jones for AGS!
Max
Title: noob spotted
Post by: glaft on 16 May 2007, 20:01
yo,

just a small thread to say hello, since i'm a newb, and it's usually polite to create such kind of intro thread.

i used to work on an AGS game, which failed. i come back on ags forums, mainly as a lurker, but eventually, i hope i'll manage to produce something vaguely playable

hmm, aside from that, i'm french, and in computer science.

that's about all for now

Edit: meh, i completely overlooked the stickies. i know, bad habit. i'll just let this post rightfully sink
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Spacemanchuck on 30 May 2007, 23:53
Hello All,

My name's Chuck, I'm a student at the Art institute of Seattle, and am in the GAD program here.  I was introduced to the AGS editor today, everyone in my Game Design class is to make a game using the editor, and I'm totally amped about it.   I just wanted to say hey to the community, I will be lurking and posting, and creating.  Can't wait to get deep into this stuff.

Take it easy,
CHuck
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: mouthuvmine on 03 Jun 2007, 01:21
Hey, I'm Eric. I've been trying to get through the tutorials for AGS while working all day, but I'm getting through it. I'm into just about every LucasArts point and click out, and I've been through them all a few times. I'm not much for programming, but I'm hoping to pick that stuff up quick. I'm a musician for sure, and have a really nice recording studio in the house.

Not saying new Games suck, but there's a lot missing to me in much of what's being released this decade.

That said, I'm loving a lot of what I see here...
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Snoop on 12 Jun 2007, 20:59
Hi, I'm Sam and i have only just started with AGS. I'm from the highlands of Scotland but i was brought up near Edinburgh (So i am a Heart of Midlothian F.C. fan). I have created a very basic game that is extremely short and to be honest kind of rubbish. I haven't published my game on the website and i don't plan to  :)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Holocoz on 02 Jul 2007, 06:35
 Hi. Holocoz here, a seventeen-year-old student here in Manila, the Philippines. I've been a stalker of this site for quite some time now, and am excited in trying AGS (from RPGMaker2000 and OHRRPGCE).

Games I usually play? Horror games. Epic role-playing games. Mystery games.

Games I usually make? Psychological horror games. Role-playing games.

Specific games I like? Silent Hill. 5 Days a Stranger. Chrono Cross.

So, there. Hope to have friends.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: -Jaz- on 03 Jul 2007, 18:28
Ello,

Im Jaz.

Im 22 from Manchest in the UK...

I first came across AGS a few years ago while playing 'Reality On The Norn' (is that still going?). I made a few crap games and history was made (that I suck at making games).

Then just last night while browsing for random stuff - I found a link to 6DAS. Which made me come crying back to this place. Praise Be.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Recluse on 04 Jul 2007, 18:15
 Hello, my name is Recluse, USA Texas... I am currently collaborating with a friend to create an adventure game with a few RPG elements. Once finished it should be called "The Mars Initiative"... Don't have screenshots yet, as the game is still in the planning phase.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: chongjasmine on 05 Jul 2007, 08:00
Hi, I am Jasmine.
I love the 2d point and click adventure game.
But nowsaday, you cannot find them anywhere anymore.
I am glad to find this place.
I am good in story.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Tinypeek on 07 Jul 2007, 04:40
Hello --

My name is Jenny, and I am a huge fan of adventure games, although I haven't played many.  I started with the infamous THE LONGEST JOURNEY and haven't looked back since!  I get really nervous when playing action-adventure games, I have to glance back frantically at walkthroughs during timed/dying/scary monster sequences. 

Anyway, I am trying to make my first AGS game and it's head-joltingly difficult.  Wish me luck and hopefully you guys will see it released!

- Tinypeek
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Brad Newsom on 16 Jul 2007, 08:15
I'm a newb, and yet i'm not a newb.

Anyways, hey guys, I'm Brad. Ive lurked around these forums for a long time. I think ever since the project started. Anyways, I decided to settle in with these forums since I'm now starting up two projects, and one test game using the AGS engine. I'm currently in college achieving the major for the Game Arts & Multimedia Arts program. At the top of my class I'm currently working with my Professor Sean Osborne who currently works at Activision. My dream is to become a legendary artist to create though provoking content for games, films, and music.

Hope to meet more of you guys. My xfire account is psychogod23, so hit me up whenever you guys have a chance. :D


Oh and check out my signature to read my blog and developer diaries.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Fyntax on 21 Jul 2007, 22:37
Well then, I better post here..

I am a 22 year old software developer from Sweden, a huge fan of old adventure games (that's why we are all here isn't it :)))

I downloaded AGS last winter, registered and realised that I suck at drawing backgrounds, I thought I would give it another try :P
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Xyndicator on 08 Aug 2007, 04:19
Hi all,

Xyndicator here. I'm new to the amateur adventure game creation scene but I've been playing and enjoying adventure games for a long time. I'm 23 and I've grown up around games such as the Monkey Island saga, Day of the Tenticle, Sam & Max, King's Quest and all those lovely LucasFilm/LucasArts and Sierra games of yester-year.

I've been checking out many of the games produced by the community and I must say that I'm extremely impressed! There's a lot of talented people and hopefully I'll have something to contribute to the community in big and/or small ways.  ;D

So anyways, time to crack open Notepad, make some notes and draft out a mini-game to get myself started.


Xyndicator
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: sharksweetheart on 12 Aug 2007, 14:32
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Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: zeo1943 on 12 Aug 2007, 20:30
hi im robert i just got ags a few days ago and i have no clue how to script but i have been able to lern the basics of ags without the scripting but i still wounder how do people import there own carecter i mean dont get me wrong roger is great but i wont more i have all thease carecters i loaded but i can import them can somebody help by the way my fist game is called virtility
seeya ???
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Stormy on 13 Aug 2007, 13:04
Hello to all from yet another lurker.  I found this site a while ago & have been sneaking around downloading games & browsing the forum but finally decided to make my presence here a little more 'official'.

I'm 33 so cut my gaming teeth on the old King's Quest type games - and find all the in your face graphics, sound effects etc of today's games pretty overwhelming.  Unfortunately the pretty packaging is often used in place of a decent storyline!  Man, sounding like a little old lady.

Anyway, would love to make my own games one day when I find the time!

Oh and I live in Darwin, Australia.

Hope that was 'interesting, helpful or funny'.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: robvalue on 22 Aug 2007, 12:08
I've been around these forums for a long time and played hundreds of the games. I thought it was about time I registered.

My name is Rob, and I'm an avid game player (since the age of 5). I love point and click adventures so this site is perfect for me.

I've seen some truly amazing games made on here and I am very impressed at the effort that has clearly been put into them.

One comment I have is that I notice a lot of games don't use the feature where moving a cursor over an object highlights it's name for you. I find games without this feature frustrating to play and I usually don't persevere. I don't know how easy this is to add to a game but it is my suggestion that every point and click game should use it. Without it you are left randomly clicking on everything in the background in an attempt to find out which are the things you can interact with. This has spoiled for me games which I would have otherwise enjoyed.

Keep up the good work everyone! I look forward to playing more of them.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: HolyJack on 23 Aug 2007, 08:51
Hi!

I'm HolyJack. I got into Adventure games when I was a kid with a very old computer. The game I ever finished was Monkey Island. My love for Adventures (mostly lucasarts, never got into Sierra) has persisted, and a year or so ago I stumbled onto this site. I'm trying to learn AGS but I have never been very good at programming or drawing, so my games rarely work the way I want them too. However, the biggest reason I'm here is not to flood you with crappy games. I simply adore playing all the amazing games the people on here create so I decided to join the forums to be able to comment and connect with all the talented game-makers in here.



Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Niklasva on 27 Aug 2007, 16:29
Hi!

My name is Niklas. In the 90's I played games all the time but when everything came to the 3d world I stopped playing games. I started making games in AGS 2003 and I make games all the time I don't finish any of my projects though.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Makeout Patrol on 31 Aug 2007, 06:11
I'm David. I'm from Vancouver, BC, I'll be 19 in October, and I'm into improv, weird art, and film. I play video games from time to time, but not nearly as much as I used to; the games I play most are probably Half-Life 2 and its various incarnations and Oblivion, and I'm hoping Santa will slip a copy of Bioshock into my birthday stocking. Some of the first games I played were old Sierra adventures; when I was about 7, my parents bought a second-hand 486 that had all of the previous owners' games still installed on it - among them Space Quest III and Hero's Quest (a copy from back before they changed the name to Quest for Glory). The rest is history I suppose?

I played 5 Days a Stranger a couple of years ago, if I recall correctly, and found AGS through that, but at the time I didn't have the patience to make anything with it. Recently I discovered that 5DAS has sequels, and I played them, and then I played some other AGS titles, and then I decided that it was time for me to try my hand.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Neutrino-pop on 09 Sep 2007, 06:31
Hello There. Here is my Noob intro:)

I am Bobby a 26 year old video game art lead at a MumboJumbo in Dallas, TX.
I've worked on the following games:
25 to Life
Sin Episodes : Emergence
unannounced project (was cancelled)
unannounced project (was cancelled)
Brothers in Arms : Hells Highway
Medal of Honor : Airborne
Unannounced project (cooming soon)
Unannounced project (cooming soon)

I grew up playing adventure games. The first I really fell in love with was Loom, and Then Kings Quest 5 and Monkey Island. The Dig was probably my favorite if not Grim Fandango. Anyway I have an idea for one I want to make but I am currently trying to learn how to use this software and it's a pain as I have no experience with scripting or the limitations of the engine. Some help would be nice if anyone is interested in joining me.

Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: drHansson on 18 Sep 2007, 22:31
Hi.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: mentorz on 21 Sep 2007, 04:02
Hi, I'm mentorz, form Chile
this is the first time im going to use ags or try to create a game, so i think im gonna to ask a lot ....
if there is someone who is an advanced user and speaks spanish, i would appreciate very much if i can ask directly
thats all
(for now..... just reading tutorials lol) ;D
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: moshboy on 24 Sep 2007, 11:49
Hi I'm Steve,

I am 30 from Melbourne, Australia and as many others have mentioned, I have also lurked for quite sometime. I doubt I'll ever make anything with AGS (or probably any game dev tool for that matter) but my passions do edge toward the indie gaming scene, whether it be AGS, Game Maker or MMF (or whatever else people use to make their stuff).

I run my own website (http://www.planetfreeplay.com), which features various free indie games, including some AGS stuff.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: LeafThief on 04 Oct 2007, 19:17
Hey, my name's Stefan (or Steven if that fits you better), I'm 20 y old and have always been interested in making games of any sort.
I'm kind of an artist I think, doing a bit of music and am lately interested in pixel stuff.
That reaches from Oldschool Adventures up to FanAdventures (Ho, you guys did a great job in reanimating the adventure genre!).
I've never been _the_ adventure-game-player, in fact I've always been interested in the story ;).

I'm from Lower Austria, Austria - that one in Europe. I'm currently studying Media Technology and - Design at the University of Applied Siences in Hagenberg, Upper Austria.

So, why AGS?
I always thought I got such great ideas for making games - but nearly all turned out to be crap (in my eyes).
I've learned a lot 'bout game design generally, since I work with AGS and hope to finish something soon. Well, we'll see. Let's hope for the best!
Feel free to contact me per PM. see ya around!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Bluesman on 10 Oct 2007, 11:17
Hello.

My name is Ben. If you've not worked this out by now, you may want to consult your psychiatrist.
I live in South Africa and am a twenty-year-old full-time graphic design student... as well as a full-time web designer. This makes my life slightly awkward. I began a game about two years ago and shamelessly plugged it within the work in progress forum, however, that project swiftly fell through due to work pressure and general sloth (which is one of the seven of which I am most guilty).

In my spare time, I write the odd song, occasionally play in the world's stupidest band (http://www.myspace.com/deathrangers) (a post-Dada project if you will), do a lot of music promotion, design and criticism, sing, draw, party, attempt to play my guitar, pontificate, spam people's inboxes with viagra emails, save damsels in distress from certain death at the hands of the government, drink tea and take long, romantic walks on the beach - which is of course a complete lie, but always sounds good in context.

So there you go, all about me, not that anyone asked. Either way you're all welcome to a slice of my headspace should you desire it (cue pull on Bolshevik cigarette).

Ooh... aah... just to gratify your curiosity (if such a thing exists), here's a link to a screenshot of the game I couldn't bring myself to start, let alone finish...

The first room (http://www.leighbrendonbarnes.com/ben/art/retrov.jpg).
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: m0ds on 15 Oct 2007, 18:04
Hello --

My name is Jenny, and I am a huge fan of adventure games, although I haven't played many.  I started with the infamous THE LONGEST JOURNEY and haven't looked back since!  I get really nervous when playing action-adventure games, I have to glance back frantically at walkthroughs during timed/dying/scary monster sequences. 

Anyway, I am trying to make my first AGS game and it's head-joltingly difficult.  Wish me luck and hopefully you guys will see it released!

- Tinypeek

Awesome, you come from Wallingford, CT! I come from Wallingford, UK! I remember out Scout group did an exchange with you guys or something, but I couldn't afford it. LOL!

Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: rubywaves on 17 Oct 2007, 22:50
Hello all,

I'm rubywaves, long-time lurker, first-time poster.  I didn't play a lot of adventure games when I was younger (I was more interested in writing), but I started catching up about two years ago with some of the games found on abandonware sites (and some legal copies of Sam & Max and DoTT).  Through one of these sites, I came across 5DAS, and thus I was introduced to AGS.*

What an adventure it's been!  Solving mysteries, randomly clicking items together, trying not to get killed, fighting for justice and the RONian way... and like most AGS players, I've been inspired to make my own game.  Maybe once I make sense of the coding, I'll get to it.

I'm currently located in northeastern North Carolina AKA Land o' Swamps.  I'm of the female persuasion, 25 years old, and a writer (nothing published yet).  I'm also a college student--last year, actually.  I just have to figure out what I can do with a degree in English with a concentration in Creative Writing and a minor in Graphic Design.

I'm looking forward to being a part of the AGS community and all the geekiness surrounding it.  :D


*Seems that a lot of people are introduced to AGS via Yahtzee games.  He's, like, some sort of portal or something.  (That didn't sound right.)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: N.M.Music on 31 Oct 2007, 20:56
Hi everyone! I've been a fan of adventure games for a long time and AGS games for about a year so I'm glad I finally joined this forum - I have such great admiration for the people who make these games so I really wanted to talk to some! I'd love to make one myself but I'm technically impaired, as many females seem to be. My older brother is great at programming and all that and we've made a few simple games in the past but I hope we get a chance to make one with AGS someday!

I played a King's Quest IV demo on my old Amiga when I was about 9 and loved it, and when my brother showed me The Legend of Kyrandia III: Malcom's Revenge and Grim Fandango, I took it up myself! I've loved most of them, from GF (of course!) to Monkey Island, to Broken Sword, to Runaway: A Road Adventure.

I'm 19, half Dutch and lived in Holland near Amsterdam about half my life - I've lived in London for a year now, studying at the London School of Economics (Anthropology and Law) but really just want to be a score composer (films/games/TV), the degree is just to keep the folks happy.

Thank you for letting me be part of the community!  :D

- Tash
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Madea on 19 Nov 2007, 03:58
Hello all

I found this place after finding first the four fat chicks game review site and from there the blackwell series, which of course led here.  I'm a woman game player, I've been playing since I got my first 486. 

The place I brought threw in a copy of Wolfenstein.  I was certain I wouldn't like it. Because of course girls don't like video games right?  I was hooked.  But my favorite games are adventure games with a plausible plot.  Back then I had to go backward and play text games. 

I still have a fondness for this type of game and have always wanted to try my hand at making one.    I haven't started actually making the game yet, but I do have the story line in progress.

I'm in the IT field, so I hope to make a good game eventually.  Thanks for letting me join!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Dualnames on 20 Nov 2007, 08:11
Welcome aboard.. Chris Jones(the captain that is), and me(just a slave..) and the rest of the AGS crew greets you... Now take a mop and clean those decks sailor...
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: beomoud on 28 Nov 2007, 02:00
My name is Dimitri, i'm 20, i'm from Greece and i currently study Architecture in a small city called Volos. I first occured me that i could me make an adventure game after i took a lesson where i had to built a visul environment, i also knew a little about 3d modeling so i said why not. So, i googled it, tried countless engines and i finally came to understand this one.

I tried a funny adventure which i have not yet uploaded in here, but i made it available in my university's server and got good reviews but i have just now started to get my hands around the code as i'm working on my new RPG game (long time RPG player).

Well... good to be onboard
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Lamak on 06 Dec 2007, 15:54
Hi everybody, big hello from France !

I'm Andy R. and I'm an addict. ("Hi Andy !" Come on, say it !)
I started playing adventure games on my good old Amiga 500+ -and its huge amount of chipram : 1Mo ! Impressive !- but became seriously interested in the genre only a few years ago, in 2003-2004.

 What else can I say ? Adventure Games are cool. I love playing them.
I hope that I will be around for a long time and someday, perhaps, I may even make a game. Maybe. Possibly. (Sorry if my english is terrible)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: HellBeast on 08 Dec 2007, 16:36
Hello my name is ShadowBeast19 i live in Falmouth,Kentucky USA i loved to play games ever sence i was 2 i found out about AGS back in 2000 i think i looked at the fourms as a guest i was goin to join i did but my account was deleted somehow and im back its great here at AGS i love it here i mean the games are great iv aways wanted to make my own game.So for all you out there who want to make a game dont give up on your dream also my real name is Drake Danile Bommer AGS moderators out there you guys rock keep up the good work with out you guys the fourms would be filled with junk and stuff.Also AGS admin your doin a great job too keeping trouble out of AGS i wish you all in AGS a Merry Christmas and a safe and happy new year.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Munin Raven on 10 Dec 2007, 00:28
Hi everyone.  :)

I'm an oldschool adventure fan that recently found out about AGS and have decided to carve out some of my free tme and give the software a go. I've been playing point 'n click adventure games since I first baught The Secret of Monkey Island for my sadly departed Amiga, and I have to say; I've even enjoyed playing the Myst games (for the most part).

I have an idea for a small AGS game, but first I want to take some baby steps and try to finish a test game. I am fairly confident I can get the art, animation, music, plot etc... done, but the scripting and the nuts & bolts stuff is where I might come unstuck; so I thaught I'd sign up and hopefully get some pointers when I inevitably come unstuck.  ::)

Here's hoping I can be a productive member.  ;D
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Oliwerko on 10 Dec 2007, 14:34
I am fairly confident I can get the art, animation, music, plot etc... done, but the scripting and the nuts & bolts stuff is where I might come stuck

Everyone can learn to write codes easily. Not everyone can learn to draw nicely though. You have the harder part done, be happy man  ;D
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: JimmyShelter on 10 Dec 2007, 15:58
Everyone can learn to write codes easily. Not everyone can learn to draw nicely though. You have the harder part done, be happy man  ;D

As a professionel coder I'm afraid it's true writing code is easy to learn, but learning to write good code is a whole different story.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Darkshine on 18 Dec 2007, 23:26
Hi everyone,

As all of you, I'm a big fan of adventure games. I started playing them with King Quest V on my old 386. A that time, the animation and the beautiful graphics filled me with admiration. So far, I'm still loving those old-fashioned 2D graphics.

I've followed graphic design studies, and recently, seriously thought that I could make my own adventure game. Finally I checked on the web, and found the wonderful AGS engine, and its lovely community.

See you soon.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: TehPaco on 02 Jan 2008, 06:11
Hello, Im Paco.
i am new to AGS and the fourm(but not fourms in general) but instead of useing creativity and my imagination to make a intresting
and exciting introduction ill just make a little fourm thinggy.
about me-
i live in USA in Texas, im 14 but im mature ( i think :P )
i play drums, make music, animate, make games, skate(inline), and obviously play games. A few of my favorite games Series would be-   Zelda, MONKEY ISLAND(ftw), halo(lots of shooter games).
[gamertag-"TehPaco"]

my game creation experience : i have a knowledge of ActionScript 2.0 and flash, i have been making games in it for a year or so( cant really recall when i started ). i just recently got a bamboo tablet for my laptop so i hope to get into art more. I am always looking into doing projects with people ( usealy artist of some sort since i am not the best at art) but i probaly wont be starting Production of any project in the near future since i dont really know how to use AGS yet lol.

i got MSN,YIM and AIM so pm me for those if you wana talk to me off the fourm.

well i could post more but im lazy >.<

Oh and quick Question(so i dont take up a topic)-
could someone who is running vista with AGS please pm me cause i am having problems with my graphics.

-paco

Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Galen on 03 Jan 2008, 20:10
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i live in USA in Texas, I'm 14 but I'm mature ( i think :P )
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This post was automatically edited for txt-style spelling

 ::)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: vertigoaddict on 05 Jan 2008, 23:30
Hello,

I'm not new to the forum, but I don't think I have ever properly introduced myself; therefore I am doing it right now.

My real name is Muhammad Idrous Ishaaq ( People use my middle name to call me by). I am 16 years old, people say I'm quite beyond my years, but recently I've been acting slightly childish (I'm probably making up for the lost years). My bithday is on 17th september, I was born in 1991 if you're too lazy to do the math.

I live in Brunei Darussalam, it is situated on Borneo Island; look around the equator and you'll find it. I go to an international private school (Jerudong international, or simply JIS) I am currently in year 12 and studying art, media, drama and IELTS.

I used to like to draw, but eversince I have met that B!t@h Ms. White, I have lost the motivation, the ambition, so to speak the fun. I still draw, but often it feels forced (but I enjoy pixel art, I must be in that phase). I sing in my school's 'Barbershop' and SATB (suprano-alto-Tenor-Base, technically another word for choir) and although most of the songs and/or practises feel a little funny, I enjoy it  because I love singing; I'm a bit insecure about my abilities in that area though.

Eversince year 11, it has been quite difficult to find the time to play games, so I make the time to play them instead (and it proves to be my downfall as my grades are becomming more average). But the genre that I am most fond of is horror. I have played a few adventure games in the past, but my memory of them is very blur. as my evil brother does not like to share much anything of his (but often uses much everything of mine).

In the future I plan to use AGS as a part-time money-making hobby. and so I plan to lean how to make music and a little bit of scripting. I also plan to make good free games (so, look foward to the future, huh?). I'll try not to be over-ambitious and make a series of short games first, then build upwards. My first game Jacob is cr@p in my honest opinion, compared to what other games I plan to create.

I don't know what else to say about me (or where to continue to be exact). Practically what I've been saying is that; I am young but can be mature when required; I can help with art, voice acting, proof reading to actually writting the story. I am also saying that you can expect enjoyable games from me.
__
You can read the above and tell that I so obviously used an essay outline,(it's embeded into my mind and I am automatically programed to follow it) bad habits are hard to break I guess... I'd give this a 'C-'
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Willum on 09 Jan 2008, 21:56
Hi. I'm Willum, 21 years old mandude from Aberdeenshire in Scotland.

I've been gaming for pretty much my whole life. Always had ideas about my ideal game, and thanks to AGS it may very well come to light. Main interest in life is motorsport, which you'll hear all about if you play the game I make.

In the mean time I'll enjoy all the games you talented guys and gals make! :D
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: cyen on 18 Jan 2008, 05:27
Hello! I'm Cyen.  I grew up playing a lot of adventure games and to this day I'm still a fan though I'm a bit sad adventure games aren't as popular back in the 80s and 90s.  I first heard about AGS through a friend who wanted me to play the remake of King's Quest games, but the thought of being able to create one's own game intrigued me even more. 

I'm actually a biologist and dabbled in a bit in archaeology, but my true love is drawing.  I've been drawing longer than playing adventure games, and for the past 6-7 years I've been drawing comics for fun. I think working on an adventure game is the next natural step for me because making games and doing comics are about creating fun and interesting stories.  I started drawing comics because I wanted to write a story that I want to read, and the reason for making a game is the same--I want to play a game that I would enjoy.  My goal this year is to learn to use AGS, and the test would be to build a one room "game."  I have not decided what I'll do after that, but I won't promise to make a complete game because I know how much work it is and I don't want to disappoint me or my friends.

My name is Dimitri, i'm 20, i'm from Greece and i currently study Architecture in a small city called Volos.

Oh, I visited Volos years ago when I worked as an archaeologist in Central Greece.  My friends and I were in the Volos area to check out two very famous Neolithic sites, Sesklo and Dimini.  Good times.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: FuzzYspo0N on 07 Feb 2008, 12:24
Hey.

Im FuzzYspo0N, namely Sven. I come from south africa as well HAI guys.

I been making and playing games for ages, wanted to take a look at AGS as well, it seems handy.

Forums seem busy, thats always a good sign.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: ryanlandry on 07 Feb 2008, 20:30
Heya guys and gals. I'm not exactly new, I joined the forums and starting playing around with AGS 3 or 4 years ago, had a couple good things going, but just didn't have the time to complete them. Now I've got nothing but time, and am working on a new game. We (the 2 member team) decided to do it right this time, meaning that the whole game (plot, puzzles, dialogue, etc.) will be finished on paper before we even open up the AGS editor or photoshop. Also, there will be no posting a thread in the "in production" section, because for me at least, that's bad luck, heh.

I'm 23, used to live on Prince Edward Island, in Canada, but am now living in Montreal. Not sure what else to say, other than I've been a long-time lurker here, have learned a lot from the tech forums (thanks everyone!), and played a lot of games.

Alright, cheers guys.

Ryan S. Landry
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: zynesthesia on 18 Feb 2008, 06:40
Hi everyone,

I just wanted to introduce myself! I'm just starting work on my first game, though I've been playing AGS games for years, and adventures games for years before that. I'm 22 btw.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: thewizard on 19 Feb 2008, 23:06
Hello everybody,
A bit about me; I come from a land down under and love football(AFL- not Gridiron, Soccer, or either of the rugbies).
Day of the tentacle is my favourite computer game of all time and I was recomended to AGS by a friend who has dared me to create an Adventure game of my own.
This looks unlikely due to the fact that I draw walk cyles as well as Hulk Hogan acts.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: jonin on 22 Feb 2008, 13:37
Hi all,

this is amazing...for years i dreamed of making games...i used to program in basic on a c64 back in the
late 80's...it was a lot of fun...but a lot of effort!!!

i want to learn here and make awesome adventure games of an adult nature...
this is brilliant...
i cant wait to get started!!! ;D
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: brokenbutterfly on 28 Feb 2008, 22:26
Hi everyone, after years of lurking I've decided to sign up... again because I used to have an account, but because of computer problems, password forgetting and the such, it disappeared. Let's hope I can keep this one.

You don't know me, but I probably know most of you (that sounds creepy) through your games, or your posts. I've always loved AGS, I've been playing AGS games since 2003 I think. A bit late, but better than never!

I admire all those who can use the AGS engine, I'm willing to help out with all other things, such as beta testing or reading, translating, making coffee... you know  ;D

Always ready to help games see the light of day, I'm a gamer to the core!

Long live AGS, and games in general.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Danruto on 01 Mar 2008, 13:50
Hi All,

I was lurking in the beginners tech area for a while as I'm a bit of a forum-a-phobe but decided I'd give this one a shot.

I'm 26 and currently work in EA Games Compliance team (glorified QA, horrifically dull) as a Nintendo Specialist and am desperately trying to claw my way out into a design role.

I came across AGS via the Art of Theft and once I'd read up on it a bit was really quite impressed with it's versatility and wanted to use it as a platform to generate some of my design ideas into a visual application as a means of constructing  something of a portfolio. For the record I'm also learning Action script to make some flash games, Maya for GFX and Hammer Editor for some level design.

I live in Madrid with my girlfriend and two cats though am English born. I've been playing games since I were a nipper and intend to do so until my dieing days (much to my girls chagrin).

Look forward to interacting with ya'll and hope I can become a useful member of the forum.

Hasta luego!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Shaden on 04 Mar 2008, 18:54
Hi. I've been lurking the forum for a while, and I decided to start posting.
I'm 19, from Argentina. I found AGS through 5DaS. I've been working in a game for a while, and now started one form MAGS.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Oliwerko on 05 Mar 2008, 18:33
Welcome aboard and good luck with that MAGS game!

(I found AGS through 5DAS as well!)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves
Post by: Carsten Schermuly on 10 Mar 2008, 01:16
While I read the tutorials and tried first steps with the editor after middle european time on sunday late afternoon, I became a grandpa.

mother and child are well - I know how my eldest son does feel - a baby is a miracle

(http://synergy-english.eu/miss/Johanna/Felicitas/Aimee/Schermuly/p1020209_240x320.jpg)


the princess - washed and dried - but angry about the uncomfortable and strange situation
http://synergy-english.eu/miss/Johanna/Felicitas/Aimee/Schermuly/p1020212_240x320.jpg



Since years I do roll a funny family game idea in mind forewards and backwards and made exercises in several animation tecs to find out how a human picture will be moved while going and running to give it a natural looking.

The ancient Egypts, born with two egual hands never do learn to bow their knees while walking (it's too late, ha, ha!)  - only while sitting, kneeing or dancing - did you note that? All the times their knees are straight on paintings and stone reliefs as long they are upright.

http://ebiz-mlm.biz/cs/animation/egypt/egy_ani5.htm

(http://ebiz-mlm.biz/cs/animation/she/leggings/green/sls_ani8.gif)

A harmless game, good for little children too, but funny enaugh to be interesting also for REAL HARD MEN. I did load, install and tried many game makers (and learned everytimes the related How Tos), but did not like the tiny heroes, just 24 or 48 pix in height, following the normal single cell size in Macromedia flash - and their curious anatomy, overtaken by many game makers. I do not like the depressing Darkness of Dungeons and the fictive space wars and the war games - real life should be a coloured, light thing - positive, constructive - let our hearts jump for joy and sing about the many, many miracles, our creator has done.

Louis Armstrong "What a wonderful world! - Oh, yeah!"
Real life is not to hate and to try to kill each other (but I can understand and will accept, once others do see this by other eyes).
Real life is to smile and to be kind to another - to be friends. We need to be healed, to be comforted, we do need help to get a vision of a better tomorrow.

(http://synergy-deutsch.de/cs/feuerani2.gif)

a pillow battle will be part of my plans about a game



Once I have found some games, made with AGS, I must think, "this is the right concept".

I laughed tears about some of the smaller games. GREAT!
So many nice ideas!
Especially this - A Cure for the Common Cold by Team Strange Potato

(http://crabshackgallery.com/game/CCscreenshot.gif)

The opening dialogue is a MUST. Golden humor - very nice.



I enjoy the privilegue, to be here with you.

Thank you for your kind attention.
Have a blessed day!



Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: The Awesome on 20 Mar 2008, 08:33
Greetings mortals!! You may refer to your newest member as TH3 AW350M3!!!! (which is me.)

I was yet another lured into the AGS fold by 5DAS, and cannot wait to contribute a game just as memorable!!
This'll be fun!! ;D
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Fee on 20 Mar 2008, 09:40
Well.. i doubt anyone remembers me, but...

GDAY EVERYONE, IM BACK!

My dodgy ass game "Quest for Justice" was lost in a HDD failure at around 80% completion, so i moved on to 3dGameStudio and played with that for a while, had some fun, now im back to work from my old backups or start a new game :D

Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Zufub on 21 Mar 2008, 15:57
Hello all!

I'm new, as you see (you see good, am I right?). I'm from Poland (hehe but please, do not ban me for this words, I know how my neighbours may be stupid or... stupid? But I think I'm not in this group :)). I'm from small city in the south of Poland (but not in mountains!). I'd like adventure and Role Playing Games. Why do I not love them? Cause I'd rather love someone :) You no, I'm not silly to love things like games. I may very-very-very like them but never love hehe ;) My English is... I dunno, but for me its poor... very poor. I never was in country, where English is using like normall language (like England). I'm study this language on my school lessons, but on them... You know I never reach the goal :P I think i may practise it on English forum so I'm here. Ofcourse not only for practise lessons! No, no no! I think, than this forum is nice (good registration ;)) and about adventure games ^^ I think I wrote it some words ago so I will end this post right here.

PS. If you don't understand me in some ways just ask me xD I will try to tell you in style, that you will understand it...
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: IndieBoy on 30 Mar 2008, 12:21
Hello non-Newbie posting :P

I decided to change users as I realised that "when" I make my game(s) it will come up with my old name on the database, and I don't want that. Also a few people know me as IndieBoy now so I thought why not.

I am still a noob in the traditional sense, just I'm not new ;D


I thought I would post anyway.

Indie Boy
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Demondaze on 04 Apr 2008, 07:08
Heya!

I'm bored with the engines I usually use for game-making, and bored with my usual genres as well. I thought I'd go back to my early years of game-playing, and revisit Discworld, Maniac Mansion and Monkey Island. That led me here, to AGS, so that I can make my own adventure game.

...We'll see how that goes.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: John on 05 Apr 2008, 21:26
Hi,

I just discovered my old love for adventure games! And I found AGS!

I just started to work on my first project with ags! I keep you informed of the progress.

...by the way I'm a german and I live in michigan right now.

 :=
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: celticafro on 07 Apr 2008, 01:48
Salutations, everyone!

My name is Alex, American, adventure game lover. I've just begun learning AGS with a good friend of mine. It's sad to see the decline in popularity and quality of adventure games in the mainstream market, and I do wish that there were more game developers making adventure games. FPS's can only entertain me for so long before I require a good dose of character development.

But you know what they say: "If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself!" And that's what we're all here for, yes? ;)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Metiphis on 12 Apr 2008, 18:32
Hey guys how's it going.

I just got a link to this site and am just starting to enjoy the pretty damn good adventure games created here.

About myself:  I'm a 27 year old film student, and I'm about one month from getting my bachelor's degree from Full Sail University.  I've loved adventure games ever since playing old Lucasarts adventures when I was a kid.  I'm a geek in wolf's clothing because you'd never be able to tell by looking at me unless I had my Stormtrooper armor on (yes I am in the 501st). 

I look forward to getting to know all of you through these boards.

Myspace if interested: www.myspace.com/metiphis
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Domino on 12 Apr 2008, 22:01
Hello Metiphis, welcome to the AGS forums.

Can I be in one of your movies someday?

 :)

edit: Even if it is a Porno, count me in.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Klyptomaniac on 14 Apr 2008, 04:36
Hey AGS. Obviously, I'm a newb, and I've never completed a game in my life. I have so many ideas, but no knowledge to finish but just enough patience to start. The games made and shown here on AGS are very enjoyable and I want to be able to make games just like these. A little more about me: I plan to attend college for animation and work hard to bring my greatest ideas to life. I'm an idea man. I'm not going to stop there, though. I plan on writing, drawing, and animating for a living, all at once or seperate works, it doesn't matter, and I believe that making video games in general uses all three, so this will be a great start. I may get into acting, too (I'm not sure yet). The sum: I want to use the skills needed for game making for a career. Crazy, no?

I hope I actually get to finish a game, and maybe work with some of you for even greater games.
... I'm done? Oh, okay. Wait, is this thing off? *ringing feedback* Damn, turn it off!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: TwinMoon on 14 Apr 2008, 09:55
no knowledge to finish but just enough patience to start.

That goes right into the first place of my favourite AGS forum quotes.

EDIT: Because it applies to every newbie and if you have enough patience you'll gain knowledge. Just in case you were thinking I'm making fun of you, I'm not.

I plan on writing, drawing, and animating for a living, all at once or seperate works, it doesn't matter, and I believe that making video games in general uses all three, so this will be a great start.

Sounds like adventure games are just for you! Welcome aboard!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Klyptomaniac on 14 Apr 2008, 15:27
no knowledge to finish but just enough patience to start.

That goes right into the first place of my favourite AGS forum quotes.

Oh, why thank you.

I plan on writing, drawing, and animating for a living, all at once or seperate works, it doesn't matter, and I believe that making video games in general uses all three, so this will be a great start.

Sounds like adventure games are just for you! Welcome aboard!

Thank you, again! This should be fun.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Nyu001 on 20 Apr 2008, 00:01
Hello Everybody here, I am new here and my name is Steven ;p

About me I am a Graphic Designer in my second year of bachelor, soon going to my third year. Also I play piano and study in a conservatory of music taking classes of piano & violin. I compose music and have a great woman that I love... hmm that is all the important, I think. ;)

Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Nikolas on 20 Apr 2008, 10:31
hi Steven and welcome!

Why did you come here? Are you following me?  :P
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Nyu001 on 21 Apr 2008, 22:55
Yes I am, but I came here for participate in the T-shirt competition which I was working when the fire problem appeared. :P


 := Woo
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: rbaleksandar on 22 Apr 2008, 22:08
Hi, I am a newbie too ;D My name is Aleksandar (also Alex). I am a student in the Technical University in Karlsruhe Germany, Computer Science (= Informatics) in the 2.term. I am from Bulgaria (yeh, yeh, I know nobody knows where the f*** this is :) I've got used to that.). I am fond of computers (well, it would be really dull if I didn't like them and study this  :P). I also do sports...A lot. I love drawing and of course - playing the oldies (MI, DoTT, Diskworld etc. etc. and yet again - etc.). A friend of mine showed me about 7 years ago the beauty of this genre and I really fell in love with it. I makes you think but also use your imagination. In all adventure games there is minimum on character that is really cool and keeps you playing till the end. I discovered AGS 1-2 years ago, but at that time I didn't have free time at all (not that I am hopping and singing around with a heart full of joy and happiness := ). I've told a friend of mine about AGS and he got excited (hey, guys, where have you been hiding this cool stuff all these years lol ). Here are some dull things that I just cannot hold for myself ;) I think what I like about AGS is:

1)offers a place where you can create and have a LOT of fun
2)simplicity (well not too simple of course with all the scripting but definetly simplier than other development products)
3)gives you the oppertunity to gain new knowledge and improve your skills in "programming"
4)it is free and
5)again - have a lot of FUN.

Thanks ;) for this great kit. It really Hits the spot (like a little bit of water in a desert on a alien planet - Space Quest ;)).
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Bookaholic on 24 Apr 2008, 10:42
Hi guys, I'm Zoey, and I just want to say......
Wait......
I've been here before, haven't I? :-\
 :-[ Eheh. Well I downloaded AGS quite a while ago, I and I even put up a game idea somewhere around here, but thanks to a fantasic computer failure, I never got around to using it.
Colour me inexperienced.
I've got it again, so maybe I'll actually do something with it this time. ;D
I love to write, draw, read, play games, craft, what have you.....
I'm basically a Jack-of-all-trades. And master of none.  :P
Not very musically inclined, though....
I know nothing about scripting, but I'm going to learn ASAP.
I like helping people (and getting credit  ;) ) , so if you need a hand, my door isn't likely to be open, but if you catch me I'll do what I can.  8)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Emerald on 25 Apr 2008, 19:02
Zoey's a pretty name.

And what a coincidence: I, too, am addicted to bookahol...
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Bookaholic on 26 Apr 2008, 07:02
Hee. Thanks. *hug*
Hmm.... Coincidental indeed. I'd love to discuss stuff sometime. 'Course it depends on your type of bookahol.   8)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Dualnames on 28 Apr 2008, 15:15
Zoey reminds me of an actor Zoey Deschanel search the google you will see my addiction... anyway hello and come forth..
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Emerald on 28 Apr 2008, 19:15
Zoey reminds me of an actor Zoey Deschanel search the google you will see my addiction... anyway hello and come forth..

That's another coincidence. I was just reading about her after I saw her in a trailer for the new Wizard of Oz series (Tin Man). You're probably talking about when she played Trillian in the Hitchhiker movie though, 'cause you seem oddly obsessed with that...

Hee. Thanks. *hug*
Hmm.... Coincidental indeed. I'd love to discuss stuff sometime. 'Course it depends on your type of bookahol.   8)

I like most types of bookahol. As long as it's well-written... And not boring.

...
And involves a robot...
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Dualnames on 01 May 2008, 12:59
Well, not so hard to notice Emerald, but good job anyway.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Captain Cactuar on 04 May 2008, 22:14
Hello, I am Captain Cactuar, and I hope to be a helpful contibuter to these forums.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: DarkMaster on 07 May 2008, 21:43
Hello everyone im DarkMaster and im hoping to make friends and help make games if possible
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: evenwolf on 09 May 2008, 12:05
Hi Captain and DarkMaster!    I'm an oldbie whos been gone a long long time.     Pretty soon you guys will be able to make better games than I ever did.

*cough* Space Mail (http://aafiles.bicycle-for-slugs.org/hour/spacemail.rar)  *cough*
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Bondo on 12 May 2008, 20:11
Greetings from far-northern California!

I'm Bondo, and I'm originally from Ogden, Utah, but I've lived in California for so long that I consider myself a bona-fide Californian anyway.

I've played with Adventure Game Studio off and on since way back when it was known as Adventure Creator, and had a DOS based design interface.  I've never really made anything of note with it, except for an adventure game styled portfolio for school.  You walked the default character around an "art museum", and when you looked at a piece, it would display it full screen.

My game design "career" has lately been spoiled by the likes of RPG Maker 200x.  I've finally came to the realization that adventure games are what I grew up with, and adventure games are what I want to create.  The first game idea I ever had was a Sierra style adventure game, yet I've never created one.  Well, I'm a lot older now, and I have the resources... I have the technology.  It's time to get back to what I meant to do in the first place.

I used to rely on the interaction editor, so I need to learn scripting from the ground up, as I see it's been removed entirely.  I'm all for this decision.  It makes for a cleaner, more professional interface.  I've had experience with other scripting engines, namely The Elder Scrolls series modding, Megazeux, and Game Maker.  I've seen some AGS code, and I feel confident that I can make it work.

I like to barbecue anything and everything.  I don't draw the line at meat.  You haven't lived until you've eaten barbecued asparagus, barbecued then steamed from it's own heat under some aluminum foil on a plate, with a little butter.  Or corn, barbecued husk and all.  Even zucchini and squash is fantastic barbecued.  If you can eat it, I can barbecue it.

I take my tea either plain, or with a little milk and sugar, depending on my mood.

I was once a beer drinker, but I've given up the habit entirely.  I don't smoke either.

This isn't my first time on these forums.  Years and years ago, I was a child, and posted under the name "Chocobomonkey", which is a name I don't understand today.  I just kind of stuck two things together and called it an internet handle.  The other name, I don't remember.

 
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: ElTipejoLoco on 13 May 2008, 06:54
I really don't know what to say about myself. I'm studying to create video games and am a big fan of point-and-click adventure games (amongst many other genres). However, I'm less of a programmer and more of a designer in almost every sense of the word.

I draw and animate on my free time, and I tend to have many ideas in my head (there's some that I think would make for interesting themes for coding competitions, but I fear that even the first one that pops in my head might be a little more complicated than it should be) for both game-play and storyline.

I really don't know what else to say about myself that you can't really already find in my profile. Except that my nickname does not genuinely represent my level of sanity, and that I don't really reside in a cardboard box.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: zeeman645 on 17 May 2008, 22:33
hello everyone my name is gunnar. weird name huh? I play ags games all time and i am interested in making one now so i just started 3 days ago.
i joined the forums 2 days ago. Im making a simple game first, not even sure what it will be called yet. any way i look forward to becoming a agser.

hit me up at   zeeman645@gmail.com if you think i might find somthing interesting to make my new game like a program that will help. like i said im new at this so all help is appreciated

my name is herb on gmail lol (my middle name)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Cino on 19 May 2008, 06:57
Gunnar is a pretty common name where I come from. Anyway, welcome to the forums.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Drew on 22 May 2008, 13:23
Well this is my first post so i thought id introduce myself. my Name is Andrew but i get called drew most of the time. I think i found AGS about a week ago while trying to get I have no mouth and i must scream to work. love adventure games. Im 25 from England im a chef and love science, history and art. I have very little experience with AGS im just trying to muddle through.
If any other new users want to pm me to chat or exchange ideas and tips . then feel free.
I think my only strong point is I do have plenty of ideas, my art skills are not up to much though.

Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: SurplusGamer on 04 Jun 2008, 14:22
Hello folks,

I'm a 25 year old long time adventuring fan from the UK. My introduction to adventure games was The Secret of Monkey Island, which I was introduced to by someone who I remember nothing about except that he used to write a column in an Amiga magazine under the pseudonym 'The Boggit.' I was round his house for some reason and remembered really liking the music in the intro to both MI1 and 2 and never looked back!

I'm also a pretty good music composer myself, and although I do a lot less composing that I'd like nowadays (as well as having a less than ideal set up for it) For the longest time had aspirations as a game musician but nowadays I'm a little older and my ambitions have changed to designing games in general.

Lately I've made a firm decision to get on with it what I've been talking about for years, and do it. This involves not being afraid of scripting languages (an irrational fear, since they're something which, while not my forte, I am more than capable of learning) and actually getting started (which is the harder bit)

I'm happy to report that thanks to AGS3 I've already had some degree of success with the latter; I'm finding it very easy to use compared to the last time I looked at it some years ago.

Soon I hope to have a little 2 room practice adventure to show for it. Once I do, I'm sure I'll be poking around the forums once again, in search of help for a 'proper' game. Of course, I'd like to keep -that- reasonably small, too: I have been around the adventure community long enough to know not to run before I can walk. Somewhere, sitting on a computer is a pile of MIDI files for adventure games that people never made.

I'm sure I'll be posting about more, now that I've got started. See you soon!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: MusicallyInspired on 11 Jun 2008, 18:24
Hello, everybody. My name is Brandon Blume. Some of you may know me already.....maybe not. Thought I'd finally get into these forums seeing as I may be starting an AGS game of my own in the near future. I'm known in a few Sierra-related message boards like AGDI, Janitorial Times, Vintage-Sierra, Quest Studios, and Sierra Music Central. I'm also a team musician for Infamous-Adventures and am currently working on the Space Quest 2 remake soundtrack. I was a member of a team remaking King's Quest III with NavyNuke and MuzlackOofMay (before IA made their KQ3 remake) until our project was canceled and we ended up only releasing a demo of the introduction sequence (download here (http://brandonblume.commerceculture.co.uk/other/kq3intro.zip)). I have my own website where I upload anything I feel like working on at any given time be it music, art, games, MODs, or whatever. http://brandonblume.commerceculture.co.uk/ (http://brandonblume.commerceculture.co.uk/)

I'm also working on a remake of King's Quest II (website (http://brandonblume.commerceculture.co.uk/kq2.php)) using Sierra's 16-colour parser SCI engine with SCI Companion (an alternative to the more popular SCI Studio, but with more features and a more efficient compiler) that I'm currently doing completely by myself. There's a couple handfuls of backgrounds remade already and just about half the game is playable now. I'll also be writing a new soundtrack for the game from scratch. It's to be in the same style as Sierra's remake of King's Quest I was. I started it so I could get a hang of programming and game design in general and so far my work is paying off in that respect. There's no demo yet and there probably won't be one, but if there is it won't be playable and just be of the introduction or something.

On a little more personal side, I'm 23 (as of this post, anyway) and am married to a lovely wife with 2 children. I live in Manitoba, Canada (a place of which I loathe. Gotta get out of here).

That's basically who I am. Good to be here. Hope I can contribute to the community in positive ways.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Dualnames on 19 Jun 2008, 09:21
Quoting about the place you loathe:

Life, loathe it or ignore it, you can't like it.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Nethros on 23 Jun 2008, 21:25
I'm not new, I made my account 3 years ago, but I rarely post.

And damn, I'm ashamed of my old posts.
Like, really ashamed. Like, look at that shitty grammar and spellings and whatnot.

Let's just say that wasn't me.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: xandmatt on 01 Jul 2008, 17:54
Hello, my name's Matthew. I'm 22 and in the slap bang middle of England. The point 'n' click genre was my favourite kind of game when I was growing up and I found the AGS many many years ago and I thought I signed up to these forums sooner. I guess I was just lurking for a long while.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: niveus73 on 01 Jul 2008, 21:14
Hello all!  I'm Steve, 35, from the good ole flip a coin for the weather state of Ohio in the US.  I've been playing point and click (and before that the text parsers) for a long time.  Started on my C64, then progressed to Amiga and PC.  (Zork was the bomb)  Anyways, been a lurker for awhile, and just getting my feet wet.  But plan on making a few small games to start with, but move on eventually to something with a little more content.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: abstauber on 15 Jul 2008, 10:04
Hi everyone!

I'm back and nobody can remember me  ;)
Well, this isn't very remarkable, since I've been offline for 7 years now (...)

So being back isn't exactly correct, because so much has changed here and there are only a few guys I still recognize (err, just two?).

However now it's time to introduce myself. I'm Dirk, 28, from the northern parts of germany (near the danish border). I made two games in total, being: "Alles Euro", a MAGS game from 2001. So far I've been also involved in "The Vestibule" which was developed (and canceld) by myself, Yahtzee, Captain Mostly and Mods.

None of this stuff is still available, but maybe I upload this stuff again (though you need Dosbox to play those games). By the way, it's fun to see, that a my first character is still floating around. You might know him as Lassi or "some vampire slayer guy". So this might be the only trace I've left, after vanished.

So far from the past.. is anyone still reading?  :)
For the near future, I'm planning to make a new game - and I hope to finish it this time *LooksAtTheVestibule*  :P

Well.. that's pretty much it. I'm sure, having a great time here with all you guys!
cya!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: F1ak3r on 23 Jul 2008, 12:43
Um, hey. I'm F1ak3r (pronounced Flak-er; the leet speak is for Google unique-ness, and it was a given name). I signed up here a few months back but then forgot about it.

I've been developing amateur games for over three years now (started in February 2005). For this, I've always used Game Maker (http://www.yoyogames.com), because of its flexibility. I've made two complete (and release-able) games so far, Elements Of Escape (http://64digits.com/games/index.php?cmd=view_game&id=4339) and Nebraska Newton (http://64digits.com/games/index.php?cmd=view_game&id=4778).

For three long years, I battled to make an adventure game. At first, I used Game Maker. Finding it too hard, I switched to Adventure Game Studio (version 2.7 at the time). All went well, until I realized how much I loathed the apparent icky feeling and lack of organization and logic in AGS, and switched back to Game Maker, for its logic and flexibility.

Ironically, the game (you can find an old WIP of it here (http://64digits.com/games/index.php?cmd=view_game&id=4152)) was eventually scrapped, not because of programming difficulty, but because of a lack of interest in continuing the awful thing. I just couldn't stand it anymore, with all its plot holes, ugly graphics, and cardboard characters.

Fast forward a bit. AGS 3.0 gets released, and I hear about it. Despite my hatred of it in the past, I decide to give the new version a spin.

To my delight, all the icky-ness is gone, and I am confronted with a beautiful modern interface, and a brilliantly powerful object-orientated coding language.

So what do I do? I start a new project, that's what I do! It's called The Traveller & The Shopkeeper, and here's a few screenshots:
(http://64digits.com/users/F1ak3r/TTATS.PNG)
(http://64digits.com/users/F1ak3r/TTATS3.PNG)
(http://64digits.com/users/F1ak3r/TTATS4.PNG)

It features a custom interface, reminiscient of the one used in Beneath A Steel Sky, unshaded and overly-simplistic graphics done by me, and not very much else (early stages of development).

So yeah, I'm here to make games and stuff, hope I can churn out something fun. Also, I no longer hate AGS, I love it now, so there's no need to send hatemail :).

Keep it kept!
F1ak3r
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Blobby 101 on 02 Aug 2008, 18:09
Hi! i'm Blobby 101, my real name is Rhys and i've just joined!
I'm playing around with AGS at the moment so soon i'll be making a game.

Hopefully...  ;)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: sharprm on 05 Aug 2008, 04:31
Hi, I'm sharprm. Making adventure games is a pain, even with this wonderful program AGS.

I'm making a small game and have this vague idea that emailing it to Ron Gilbert would be cool. I've only done a quick search and it seems some people showed him some on a CD. Does anyone know how that went down, is he interested in AGS games?
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: hollow on 31 Aug 2008, 10:47
Hi all,
I'm from Italy. I'm a newbie of AGS ;)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: uncle-mum on 15 Sep 2008, 23:38
G'day,
 
This is my first time on AGS but I'm justing finishing my first attempt at a game (well I say game...) with help from Nelly Cootalot maker Ali (ahh, name dropping) and I hear from him that this is the adventure gaming place to be so I thought I'd make my presence known and say I cheerey "How Do" (and look out for
 Stediddy IP1 - Employment
 at some point in the next week or so.)
Later days,
Cap'in Cezza
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Ben66 on 17 Sep 2008, 03:00
Hi there. My name's Ben, and I've been playing adventure games sense about 5 years old. I was first introduced to the genre via King's Quest VII, and then started playing the Quest for Glory series, which is now my all time favorite game series.

Recently, I've gotten hooked to the Chzo Mythos games, which I absolutely love. I'm currently planning out the plotline for an adventure game of my own, inspired by the many games I've played.  I'm certain I'll enjoy my stay here.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Shoni on 17 Sep 2008, 15:35
Hi people, finally decided i'd get signed up for access to all of this old school advenure gaming stuff. Visited this site on numerous occasions to be exact, just haven't really bothered to sign up.

Really like the new AGS editor, a definite improvement upon the last might i add, and so much more User friendly.


I must admit however,  i am a little concerned with the registration process as a whole, in the sense that i didn't much like the level and type of questions i was compelled to answer; clearly serve their purpose i agree, didn't even read any forum rules, i seem to of have gotten them all right first time. But just goes to show, i mean a little prejudiced wouldn't you say?

Please tell they are intently only for those under 16?

Just getting my initial thoughts out of the way.  :D

Nicely organised However.

Enough of formal intro's for know, so what do i do then you ask? Well, i'm a 21 year old Univeristy student of Meteorology. Completely irrelevent i know, but still, that's me.
I have greatly enjoyed using the later version of AGS, and much looking forward to future game development of which i will  announce any upcoming game(S), very soon.
I am currently looking at ways of producing Backgrounds, sprites, and other 2d or 3d rooms, using 3ds Max 9. I am quite keen, and a fairly experienced high-end games moddification geezer. So expect some nice, and pretty visuals....... 'pretty' soon to be exact.

Chow for know!

Christian.  ;D


Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Michigami on 07 Oct 2008, 07:37
hullo
you can call me either miche or michigami.  i'm 29, a former student of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, an addicted to pixel art. i've been a fan of these crazy things since the bad old days of never even making it out of the wizard dude's house in the old king's quest.  i suck at coding, but i love making my own games.  i'm also a textile artist and author, and after the "practice" game i'm working on is done, i intend to try and find someone to help me codemonkey the stuff i can't figure out to make the first two novels of my last series into games.

oh, and i love the "prove you know what you're talking about and where to stick it" entrance exam for the forum, seriously lessens the gibbering fantard population and ensures people at least have the posting intelligence to click a button.


oh, and i'm also looking for someone willing to point out the stupid mistakes i'm making and help me code.  any volunteers?

---
(http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o305/michigami/artworks/michi_nopie.gif)
Ah, the random humor forgetting to include action code can cause...  ;D
Title: Hello !
Post by: SiggiI on 17 Oct 2008, 12:51
Hello.  I'm 26 y old from Iceland and finally having something to contribute I decided to sign up!  I first decided to look back into adventure games after having played Peasant's Quest on Homestarrunner and found AGS.

There you have it. :=
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Anomaly on 28 Nov 2008, 03:16
Hi people.
I'm Anomaly.
I joined back in 04' when I started working on a Wishbringer remake in graphical form..  was going to use the actual original text to use as script  for dialogue.

but noooooo I got completely derailed and all my time was spent the next year or so in constructing a massive recording studio.

anyway.. i'm back re-familiarizing myself with the AGS suite... and am going to putz around with a small test game for  a bit.

nice to be back.. this always brings back warm fuzzy memories of my childhood playing old Sierra and Lucasarts games.

if i do make anything LARGE i'm aiming for the rich painted background and shaded characters looks of the new KQ remakes... but in higher res.
no cell shading for me.
and no amateur "too sharp and badly textured and lit" 3D for me.
I'm a professional 3D animator so I may use some 3D assets.. but probably only to set up a basic sketch to paint over.
i like that old-storybook look and feel.

look forward to contributing and having fun on here.

-
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Trihan on 13 Dec 2008, 00:32
Hi there. I've already made 8 posts and probably should have introduced myself first, but I'm still a newbie so...

My name's Trihan and I'm an alcoholic.

...what do you mean I'm in the wrong - ohhhh.

My name's Trihan, real name John Paul Clifford, and I'll be 24 years old on the 25th of January. I've been into game design and creation since about 1996 in some way or other (though I only seriously started with the technical aspect in 2000)

I was born in Germany in 1985 and moved to Scotland when I was about 1 and a half (my dad's in the RAF so I'm still Scottish). I'm a customer service advisor for the Carlton bingo club in Elgin, Scotland, which basically means I call numbers, cashier, sell books and various other bingo-type things.

I agree with Michigami that the entrance exam is a welcome addition. It's something every online community should do!

I like to split things into paragraphs, just in case you hadn't noticed.

I'm into video games (obviously), humour (maybe not so obvious), anime, Heroes, reading, writing, drawing, spriting, composing music, listening to music, horse riding, shopping, cross stitch...and yeah, I'm a guy. :P

Currently working on four projects (as you can see from my ultra high-tech sig). When I say "working on" I mean I'm at the stage where things pass through my head and I think "Hey, that'd be pretty cool in project <Z>" but I don't really have much in the way of actual work on any of them. (1 AGS game, 1 RPG and 2 novels). I'm a ridiculous perfectionist and tend to scrap anything I make because I don't think it's as good as it could be. I'm getting better, though!

Anyway, that's me in a nutshell. Well actually me in a nutshell would be more like "Help! I'm trapped in a nutshell! Someone save me!" but I digress. It's lovely to meet you all and hopefully you'll be seeing a lot more of me around here. Or hopefully not in your case.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Nickydude on 27 Dec 2008, 12:51
Greetings!

The name's Nickydude and I've been making games for quite a while, only ever finished one though, a First-Person-Shooter called "he is coming..." (http://www.madladdesigns.co.uk/HeIsComing/ (http://www.madladdesigns.co.uk/HeIsComing/)). Been dabbling in text only adventures but wanted to make a point & click ever since Monkey Island so now I'm going to give it a try.

Oh and please excuse me for the tons of questions I'll probably ask.  ;D

(http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/diantach/smiles/ff-cloud.gif)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Houchin1012 on 02 Jan 2009, 04:59
Greetings!

The name's Nickydude and I've been making games for quite a while, only ever finished one though, a First-Person-Shooter called "he is coming..." (http://www.madladdesigns.co.uk/HeIsComing/ (http://www.madladdesigns.co.uk/HeIsComing/)). Been dabbling in text only adventures but wanted to make a point & click ever since Monkey Island so now I'm going to give it a try.

Oh and please excuse me for the tons of questions I'll probably ask.  ;D

(http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/diantach/smiles/ff-cloud.gif)

That's why we're here  ;D
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Loki Russell on 09 Jan 2009, 13:29
Greetings,

I've known about AGS for quite a few years now. I've been a fan of several games made using the engine, such as Yahtzee's Chzo Mythos Series. I have some experience in pixel art and game design, however hope to learn more, and expand. I am looking forward to soon designing and developing a game to make using AGS.

Hope to get to know you all well, in time to come,

Regards, Loki
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: woot52 on 15 Jan 2009, 23:56
hey everybody, my name is woot52 ;D and I have just downloaded the ags editor, so if anyone reading this wants me to help them with their games, I am still reading the tutorials, but I have been complimented on my skills at 2-dimensional designing. I won't be able to program the games until at least next month (in case it's far ahead of this time, February, 2008) thank you and goodbye ;D
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: woot52 on 16 Jan 2009, 00:02
It's nice to meet another person who lives in Canada. :)
  ;D lol i live in Canada too ;D
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Sylvr on 16 Jan 2009, 00:52
I don't know how much good quoting a post from 5 years ago is gonna do. But always nice to have another Canadian around. Welcome!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: woot52 on 16 Jan 2009, 14:06
I don't know how much good quoting a post from 4 5 years ago is gonna do.
lol
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Stumblebum on 20 Jan 2009, 18:47
Howdy all, My name is my name, and I am a currently unemployed writer living in Nashville, TN.  I've been watching the forums and tooling around with AGS for a few months and really like what I see.  There are a couple game concepts banging about in my head, including an unusual homage to French Impressionism, a sinister amoral adventure tentatively titled "Fratricide,"  and a few others not developed enough to mention. 

Since I don't plan on posting a terrible amount until I have completed at least a short test game, let me use this opportunity to give some "props,"  as the kids are saying, to a few AGS developers whose games have delighted and inspired me.  Crystal Shard's "A Tale of Two Kingdoms" is an impressively professional kick of a game.  Yatzee's Trilby quadrilogy, particularly "Trilby's Notes," is a lot of well orchestrated original fun.  IA and AGDI almost go without saying, and I am eagerly awaiting just about everything these two studios are currently working on.  And, last but not least, Grundislav is the frikken man!  The mix of genuinely funny humor and general eeriness in the Ben Jordan games makes me wish I had a real job so that I could make a donation or two to his site. 

Anyhoos, Chris Jones is a wicked cool super sexy guy for putting together such a fine sleek little piece of software, and I look forward to being a contributing member of the community that has grown around it.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Greg K on 28 Jan 2009, 17:23
Hello Everyone,

My name is Greg, I'm an animator, concept artist as well as a part time programmer. I have been lurking around the forums for a while now, checking out this great community and decided it's time do get on with what I always wanted to do.  Make an adventure game. 

Looking forward to learn as well as help out.

You can check out my demo reel as well as some of my past artwork at www.gk-concepts.com

Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Sallow on 31 Jan 2009, 03:51
Hello everyone, I have been visiting AGS for about six years now. I have been addicted to point and click adventures for a very long time, and after I had finished playing all the abandonware I could get my hands on (even going so far as to searching Russian torrent websites!) I turned to AGS for my adventure game needs.
I love adventure games with really thrilling and engrossing stories! Those are the best!  :=

I should be reading marx right now but instead I am posting in this forum.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Privateer Puddin' on 02 Feb 2009, 03:12
oops - I will take this opportunity of posting in the wrong thread to welcome everybody ;)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Bulbapuck on 17 Feb 2009, 13:14
Hi!
My name is Jakob but I'm called Bulbapuck for short.

I've been a fan of adventure games since I was a child playing Sam & Max on floppy discs. And when I discovered this site a couple of months ago I knew that I had stumbled upon a piece of heaven!

Since then I've been trying to create masterpieces on my spare time and I look to finish my eight(!) projects in the summer, hope to see you then!

/Bulbapuck
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: alex on 24 Feb 2009, 03:02
Hi my name is Alex, which you can probably see already.  I never give myself cool and interesting nicknames because I am too lazy to think of something interesting or funny (broke rule 1 of posting already, but there ya go!)

Anyways, I like adventure games, I can't quite recall my _first_ adventure, there was a game called 3DC but I am not sure if that counts.  Probably BASS is the most memorable one, though DOTT figures prominently in my memory banks.

I've seen AGS over the years and often wanted to make a start but never had the time or reason.  Now as a writer for Pixel Hunt magazine (pixelhunt.com.au for a shameless plug), where my section deals mainly with "old games", I decided to write an old game very loosely related to pixel hunt, in that the main character is a guy who works for "the boss".  Other than that, the game is already taking some wild twists and turns.  I won't give too much away at this early stage, I'm just going to settle in and find a niche for myself here.  *starts carving into rock*
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Greg Squire on 28 Feb 2009, 00:39
Hi, I'm Greg and I'm a newbie to AGS. Not a newbie to software development, just AGS. I've been programming since age 14, and I fell in love with Adventure Games ever since I played Zork (and the Scott Adams adventures) on my Atari 800XL.  Some of my favorite adventures are Monkey Island series (I,II & III), Sam & Max series (The old LucasArts one and the new TaleTale ones), & Day of the Tentacle.

Eventually I'd like to create an Adventure Game myself, similar to the old LucasArt's Adventures (like Monkey Island).  It's been a dream of mine for many, MANY, years, and I think AGS (and this community) will help get me there.  I've looked at some other engines a little bit, but it appears that AGS has the best tools and community, so I'm planning on using it. This post might be a little bit getting ahead of myself as I'm still working on another game project (a 2D side scrolling shooter) that I need to get finished first.  Once that it done, I hope to start an adventure game project. (You guys make it look so easy!)

I'm looking forward to conversing more with you guys, and together we'll build some AWESOME adventures together!  See you around. :D
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Domino on 28 Feb 2009, 00:44
Welcome to the AGS forums Greg.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Takyon on 04 Mar 2009, 04:00
Hi all
I've recently got back into frequently playing adventure games after a very long time of little game playing (around 9 years).
I was doing that whole living life thing lol but now I have slowed down a bit and have really got back into gaming. Sadly I discovered there's not many new 2D point and click adventures but stumbled across Rise of The Hidden Sun when searching. This reminded me how I always wanted to make my own 2D point and click (as I loved the first two Broken Swords and also Monkey Island 3) so I decided to start a large project to make my own.

This is not a rough looking thing I'm trying to make it as professional as I can :D possibly even to sell for a small price and pay anyone that helped make it. But I'll post more on that when I have some screenshots etc...

Hope to post fairly frequently here it looks good.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Chabiboy on 04 Mar 2009, 23:47
Hi all,
I'm Chabiboy, a french guy of 19 years old :D

I would like to say that the community that I follow for three days is really awesome, and the rest of the website too !

I love your work, I love everything right here !

In fact, I'm a fan of Monkey Island, and I'm working on a project ! I have made a Alpha Version, avaible on my website : http://monkey-island.c.la

What more ? I love wrestling and ... Informatic :D

Thanks a lot for what you do !

Friendly, Chab.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: darth mongoose on 09 Mar 2009, 08:43
Hello there!
My name's Kate, I'm an MA Games Design student from England, working on a game with AGS. Outside my studies I'm a freelance artist and designer, and in my free time I like to rock climb and draw comics. I'm a fellow member of IndieManga, the same group as a forum member here called Azure, who was the one who brought AGS to my attention.

I don't have much experience with AGS, but thanks to the amazing depth of the tutorials available, it's really not so bad. As a games design student rather than a programmer, I didn't expect to be able to have something concrete as proof of concept. Hopefully I'll be able to share my short game with you all when it's done. I may need a little advice and help now and again too!

Nice to meet you all!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Andail on 09 Mar 2009, 09:06
Hey there. You'll be the second Darth among our ranks.
You seem to have plenty of experience within the graphics field, looking forward to seeing your stuff.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Cryxo on 19 Mar 2009, 19:44
Hi! I am a fifteen year old british guy who goes around with the name Cryxo. I have been a fan of the adventure game genre since I played Sam and Max: Hit the Road which was about two years ago. I am very much into the LucasArts classics. and I am only just discovering the Sierra games   :o

I have known about AGS for only two weeks now. Me, and a of mine are planning to make a game with this great game engine. So I am really looking forward to that.
I cannot believe that I haven't found out about AGS any sooner, I love it!

A big thanks to Densming who made the video tutorials! A big thumbs-up there  ;D
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Zumi on 04 Apr 2009, 06:38
Hello everyone.
My name is Zumi...and that's obviously not my real name.
...I didn't rip off my name from zumiez, nor am I named after the drinking game Zumi Zumi.
It was randomly created some years ago, and it has nothing to do with the word "zoom".
I'm new.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Xzarixx on 11 Apr 2009, 07:33
Hey, everyone, I'm Xzarixx! I've been prowling around this site and getting games for some time now, and I felt it was time I buckled down and started making a game. So I figured finally making a profile would be a good idea.

I've been playing adventure games for some time now. King's Quest VI was my first, and remains my very favorite. I'm also a great great great big fan of the Kyrandia series. Beautiful, wonderful games.

I'm glad to have finally joined officially, and I hope I will be able to keep this ambition to join the ranks of adventure game creators!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: twentyfour on 14 Apr 2009, 19:12
Hi everyone!

I'm Twentyfour. I fell across AGS a while ago and again just recently. I was always a fan of Space Quest and at one point was completely obsessed with Willy Beamish(but never bothered to go back and try to get passed that part where Willy is caught by a janitor or something... I don't remember. One day I'll go finish that damn game). Right now though, I'm just enjoying all the new work I'm seeing pop up here done with AGS and all over the place.

A few years ago I had the pleasure of working with Dimitris Manos and handled all the art and anim for episode 1 of The Exchange Student (http://www.theexchangestudent.com/). I look back and cringe a bit at some of it, and smile at plenty. I had a lot of fun working on it.

So, I'm tinkering with an idea of my own, but I'm mostly here because the community seems pretty cool and talented. Hopefully I'll pick up something here and there.

Seeya around!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: oh ok on 27 Apr 2009, 12:56
my name is justin johnson i am a multimedia student operating out of the commonwealth of virginia and i downloaded ags out of love for lucasarts games my dad played that i by association played and because i am interested in the interactive medium itself i am currently developing a surreal exploratory quasi adventure defined i think by my own limitations as a first time ags user (i'm not asking for help but if any of you would like to participate in your own way let me know,) my favorite color is yellow and my favorite food is tacos
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Toko on 05 May 2009, 07:12
Hey everybody I enjoy Adventure games and feel like it's finaly time for me to create my own, perhaps based around the Cthuhlu mythos or something else entirely...lets see...

I don't have much experience designing games but I am a level designer for two Half-Life 2 mods, but thats something else entirely  ;D  I love the classic adv games like Indiana Jones, Sam n Max, etc, so thats what I'm likely to model my first game after...

Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Arclight on 10 May 2009, 03:26
Hello, everyone. I'm TSC. I was a member here for a very short time a few years ago, and I guess my account was deleted - inactivity, I suppose. Anyway, I hope to be a round a little longer this time.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: kjarva on 12 May 2009, 10:05
Hi all,

I'm Claire, age 27 from Scotland. I have downloaded AGS a few times but then life in general got in the way and I have never gotten round to making a game. This time round I have AGS, have started on my graphics and I'm not going to let anything get in the way this time.

My favourite games are all of the old lucas classics: SOMI, MI2, indiana jones & FOA, loom and maniac mansion. (As you can see I was never much of a sierra fan!)

Hopefully I will be able to put a notice in the game in development thread once I have done some more work!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Cyklo on 08 Jun 2009, 19:55
I am a swedish human that likes robots (mostly one-eyed ones), webcomic and fanfiction. And ags of course, thou i haven't finished a single game in my two years of using it.
Hopefully I will finish one soon and put it up here.
Also, I am very shy, even on the anonymous internet.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Wesray on 04 Jul 2009, 23:40
Hey, I might as well introduce myself.  :)

I am Jrgen, 30 years old, from Austria. I have played adventure games since I was kid, starting with Maniac Mansion on the NES and later on the PC, then Zak McKracken, Monkey Island 1 and the rest is history as they say. My all-time-favourites are Monkey Island 1, Fate of Atlantis and the Gabriel Knight series.

I discovered AGS in 2004 I think with Yahtzee's X Day a Y games and Grundy's Ben Jordan series, both of which are still among my AGS favourites. In the following years I've played A LOT of AGS games, and I used to lurk on this forum. Only now have I decided to play a more active part in the community. Better late than never, no? ;D

Of course I have also downloaded the AGS editor and tried several times to develop my own adventure game, which failed because of my little spare time but mostly because I suck at drawing. :( But at least I managed to do a short demo game which I used during several workshops at my university, where I discussed Adventure game development with teachers and pupils. So hopefully I'll at least play my part in recruiting new future AGS developers. And who knows, perhaps I will finish my own game some day...  :D
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Destroyer on 11 Jul 2009, 16:09
Hi!
Im Juho, 17 years old, from Finland.
Im Administrator / Owner of nivalli music forum.
I love House music.

My hobby is making music, snowboarding and cycling. Oh and also RPG Maker and GameMaker.

This (http://www.mikseri.net/player/player.php?newsession=1&type=1&parameter=381979) is my latest song.

 :)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: LikeTheAngel on 11 Jul 2009, 18:05
Yo.

M'name's Tyler, age unimportant, last name unimportant. I'm mostly here to check out other people's projects. I like listening to music, can't make it well at all, and I'd say Rise Against would be my favorite band. I specialize in writing, dialogue, story, whatever.

I discovered AGS through Yahtzee's Chzo Mythos, actually... so... uh...

Hello forums.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: mordock on 20 Jul 2009, 21:55
Hello to everybody,

I'm Nicola Morocutti of ACube Systems Srl an italian company specialized in hardware and software development. Who should I contact to discuss the porting of the excellent Adventure Game Studio to our systems?

Thanks to everybody for your precious help,

Nicola Morocutti
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: bicilotti on 20 Jul 2009, 21:59
Hello to everybody,

I'm Nicola Morocutti of ACube Systems Srl an italian company specialized in hardware and software development. Who should I contact to discuss the porting of the excellent Adventure Game Studio to our systems?

Thanks to everybody for your precious help,

Nicola Morocutti

Bassano del Grappa, eh? Chiedi a CJ, passa con il nome di Pumaman su questo forum. In bocca al lupo -Francesco

Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: discordance on 20 Jul 2009, 23:31
Aha! Now if I'd known about this thread about six minutes ago, this could have been my much-better first post!

Greetings, folks, my parents named me Discordance and I am a young male of the human species. I've been lurking around these forums for quite a while, and playing around with AGS for nearly a year, I think, but I'm just now diving into to the wonderful world of posting. I love stories and I love music, and I have a warm spot in my heart for adventure games. And I would like to defy the norm by stating that I've never playing anything from the Chzo Mythos, but that's not entirely true. I did finally play 5DAS, but only after playing a bunch of other games not made by Yahtzee. Hopefully I've asserted my uniqueness now ;)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: humbuk on 27 Jul 2009, 19:10
Mornin' everyone,

My name is Olli and I'm a 29yo German.

I'm here mainly because I want to say "thank you" to all Game-Creators. Thanks for for all the really cool games to download at this page.

And ... hmm ... if you're looking for a "not so experienced 3D-render/animate"-guy, just ask, maybe I can help 'cause I'm always looking for some "real" usage of my software to learn more ;)
And it's also a good thing to give someting back for these fine free games.

That's all. ;D
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Jimbob on 24 Aug 2009, 22:05
Hullo.

I've decided I wanted to make an adventure game, after a few years of not making anything at all, and a few years of being mildly productive in Click products and Blitz+. No doubt by the time you have read this I will already be making a nuisance of myself showing you the one-room game I'm going to kick-off with... but don't worry! It should be fairly harmless and hopefully a little interesting to look at.

I have previously made Arena Runner, Shootout, Ork Attack, Hickory and a TIGSource Compo Entry called Fake Pig 2... none of which are adventure games, so may not interest you at all. When I get my homepage up, I'm sure I'll leave the address in my signature... but for now, you'll have to chomp at the bit a little longer.

I've lurked a little while actually on these forums, and recently had an AGS binge playing lots... Spooks, Nanobots, Duty and Beyond, Linus Bruckman, Anna, Ben There, Dan That, and some others. Also a fan of Bernie's games (Reactor 9, Cedric... ) and Yahtzee's (who isn't?) so I've been feeding up on inspiration.

Eventually at some point (but not now) I want to make something of a Neuromancer-inspired adventure, something that Beneath a Steel Sky had with the LINC section but a bit more... clearly an ambitious goal and a long way away, but for now, I'll be happy with a few short adventure ideas that hopefully you'll see come to fruition soon...
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: TheLibrarian on 31 Aug 2009, 07:22
 I fair you good day, mates.
Statement: I've played a variety of adventure games, throughout my "Career" as a gamer and a year ago, or so I thought "Hey, why not make one of your own?". However, it turned out my free time was insufficient. Then about a month ago the inspiration hit me again and here I am. You can expect a load of strange, abstract projects from my side of the river.
 Concerning me - well, I can't say I'm a nice guy. And, frankly - I don't want to. Heavy sarcasm settled in my everyday life, like a cat in an abandoned facility, full of lab rats.
 Anyway, if you're looking for a talented writer, or a not that skilled, yet potentially good coder, I'm your guy. I can also be a good voice actor, but you'll have to get over my british pronunciation (Still, if you're looking for someone to voice a villain, I'm always at it).
Thank you for your attention.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Morso on 31 Aug 2009, 16:24
Hi, I'm David. I' am 19 years old and I'm from Norway. I think i've been on the AGS site before. Some years ago, but I've never looked into it before now. I have never played an AGS game before, so I am finally going to try out some of the games now. I also started making my own game a few days ago, and I want to use a lot of time onto it, study other peoples games and get inspired. Also my graphics ain't that great yet. It's a until now a piratey kind of Monkey Island inspired game, which also is one of my favourite game-series. I also love DOTT and Sam & Max.

I wont be a lot on these forums, 'cause I'm a student and have a lot of stuff to do, but I will be quite happy if someone sends me a message, wanna talk or ask me something :)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Calin Leafshade on 31 Aug 2009, 16:39
I havent formally introduced myself yet and, frankly, my game graphics are pissing me the hell off so i needed a distraction

I'm Steve from Nottingham, England. In my spare time i like to write and play music and play a fair few instruments now, including more esoteric ones like the ocarina and the penny whistle.

I also make pithy youtube videos on the subject of religion and politics.

I also paint miniture models of elves and goblins because i thought my geek cred wasnt quite high enough.

I'm a gamer but missed out the PS2/Xbox generation since i was a poor PC gamer and i used to just steal games from the video rental place and copy them and give them back... i dont do that anymore.

err..

now i own all three consoles but spend most of my time on the 360.. my PS3 has been the most expensive paperweight ever.

My 360 gamer tag is Squire James if anyones interested.. also 10 points for anyone who gets the Squire James reference.

I write a blog over at http://www.thethoughtradar.com and you'll find alot of my music up there too.

I think thats everything... i cant be arsed to read this back to see if ive made any grammatical fuck ups..
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Morso on 01 Sep 2009, 16:20
Calin Leafshade, I saw your game on your blog and it looks great! Even though there wasn't much to see yet. But your style and graphics is just what I want to make in my own game. Do you use a lot of time on each picture? Do you draw pixel by pixel? I wanna learn to draw in that old, classic style too :)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: kconan on 24 Sep 2009, 03:07
  Hello everyone, my name is James.  I'm originally from Virginia, though my company moved me to Asia back in 2004 and nowadays I live in Hong Kong.  When I'm not traveling I like to go boating, work out enough to stay in shape, and of course tool around on my PC.

  I'm just here to read the forums and slowly learn how to use AGS and create sprite animation.  Naturally I have a a game idea (semi-educational involving funny moments throughout history), but I'm waiting to start on it until I wrap my head around the basics of the AGS engine.  I've got some experience with programming and no shortage of creative ideas, but I'm a terrible artist/animator.

  I did a bit of research into game engines, and AGS seems to be the most flexible with an established reputation/following.  I look forward to browsing around on here, occasionally posting some knucklehead "new guy" questions, and learning more.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Madraccoon on 29 Sep 2009, 15:58
Hi all

My name is Jarkko (Finnish name, try to say it =P  ), but in web/irc i have been known as Madraccoon last 15 years. I am an old-schooler (at least in computer/demo scenes), way beyond 30 now, but still playing, specially adventure games...

I have worked as a 3D artist last 15 years and i have taken part to many game projects before, but now is the first time i started my own project ;D

AGS user now (inventing the wheel again is pointless) ... so big thanks to Chris Jones,people helping him and rest of the community for a incredible job  ;)

This is enough for now, but i think you will hear from me again... :D
(web pages are on their way as we speak...)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Crimson Wizard on 09 Oct 2009, 16:39
Hmm... why not...

Hi there, I am Crimson Wizard, my real name is Ivan, I am a programmer from St.Petersburg, Russia, recently became 27, currently working in a small company, mostly doing outsourcing for mobile game projects (basically: fixing other people's crappy code and silly mistakes, then porting to various kinds of mobile phones).

First adventure games I saw and played were Space Quest 1 and Secret of Monkey Island, it was somewhere in the beginning of 90-ies when my father used to take me and my sister to his work, where they had some 286 or 386 PCs; from these times I dreamed of creating my own adventure games, I had dozens of ideas, but didn't know how to start... or maybe was rather lazy to try. :P
I learnt about AGS in late 2007 and since trying to create games, I had... wow, 3 attempts already, two of them went rather far, but lack of free time and maybe loss of enthusiasm delayed their production. So recently I decided to participate in MAGS competition, hoping that strict rules and deadline will stimulate me. My first game was created nearly in 5 days (I wouldn't like to try that again ;) ) and didn't win, but received quite a good feedback, so I am going to try futher.

Hmm... what else... I can/do coding, I draw funny pixel-art using MS Paint (and Paint.NET recently) and also learning how to draw in GIMP using all these brushes and other dreaded professional stuff (actually my first MAGS game was drawn in GIMP). I can write simple MIDIs.... I have an experience of writing a Bots/monster AI for one 1st person shooter mod.... erm... no, that's rather offtopic :)
That's all perhaps.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Scarab on 10 Oct 2009, 16:03
Greetings AGSers, I've been wandering arount the forums for a few months now, but only just spotted this thread, and have decided to take this opportunity to formally introduce myself... which you've all no doubt been waiting for with bated breath... :P

My name is Alex, I'm 17 and live in Australia, I'm finishing my last year of school and I'm planning to go into engineering next year.

I'm currently trying to convert ags into a tile engine, which is going quite well, and I will probably be able to release the demo game in a few weeks.

This will not be the last you hear of me!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Michigami on 12 Oct 2009, 19:48
i can't remember if i ever introduced myself in the time i've been poking around, so i'll do it now.

da miche is currently on hiatus from all gamework due to a death in the family and relocation, but i've been poking around for about a year or two on and off with a few games, mainly a game codenamed "michiquest" for now, and a sci-fi explore-and-puzzle-solve type codenamed "Projekt 001".  I'm mostly a pixelartist and storywriter, and a freelance novelist in my spare time.  

i'm also a textile artist, and like to translate 8 and 16-bit sprites into crochet and quilting patterns for the purposes of crafting wearable geekery and selling them online and at conventions.

i'm 30, attended the art institute of pittsburgh, and fail at extensive coding.  I am right now borderline lazy due to a headcold, living out of boxes because of moving, and trying to hide my cat from the landlord.

i'm also on deviantart if anyone's curious.
http://shiningamimaxwell.deviantart.com/
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Domino on 12 Oct 2009, 19:55
i can't remember if i ever introduced myself in the time i've been poking around, so i'll do it now.

I believe your first post was in this thread.  :)

http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/yabb/index.php?topic=28879.msg468527#msg468527
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: doomtroop15 on 12 Oct 2009, 21:56
hey im doomtroop :) nice to get to know all of you hey
batgirl, do you think you could make me some backdrops,
like the ones on manaic mansion,
thay don't have to be good that can be ok what do you say batgirl?
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Lufia on 12 Oct 2009, 22:31
Hm, hi ?

My name is Sandrine, I'm 22 (what's the average age 'round here?) and I live in Paris. I kind of started a game, but I'm still pretty much tinkering with AGS for now. I can manage scripting easily enough but I take far too long to draw anything. So I should have a demo available in roughly 40~50 years.

I'd like to say that I'm a good writer, but my modest talent might not translate so well to foreign languages, such as English. ^^'
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Andail on 13 Oct 2009, 14:05
So I should have a demo available in roughly 40~50 years.

For your information, statements like that are not perceived as ironic around here.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Michigami on 13 Oct 2009, 18:42
i can't remember if i ever introduced myself in the time i've been poking around, so i'll do it now.

I believe your first post was in this thread.  :)

http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/yabb/index.php?topic=28879.msg468527#msg468527

and this is what happens when you're an idiot with a head full of cold medicine and haven't been online in quite a few months.  :P

sorry about that, ^_^;
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Derek on 25 Oct 2009, 16:00
Hello my Name is Derek and I'm 14 i came to AGS after i played some games and i figured " Hey why not attempt to make some games " So Thats about it about me other then i live in Las Vegas, Nevada
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Madraccoon on 13 Nov 2009, 18:13
So I should have a demo available in roughly 40~50 years.

For your information, statements like that are not perceived as ironic around here.

Thanks Andail, you just saved this doomed day  ;D
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Bror_Jon on 13 Nov 2009, 19:10
Ohh missed this thread... Well...

HI! The name is Jon, the guys on the IRC probably already know that I'm from Sweden, that I'm 19 years old, that I have bad humour, that I make music and that I found AGS in a Game magazine.

Once again, hello to all!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Divon on 16 Nov 2009, 17:59
Hey there.  My names Steve, and I'm 27.  I live in the US (New Jersey), and I've actually been working with AGS for about 5 months.  I don't really know why I never registered on the forums, because I read them a lot.

Anyway - video games are a big part of my life, both personally and professionally.  I own a company called Uplink Gaming.  The company does a lot of different things, but until just recently its public face was a PC and Console gaming center (internet cafe for gamers).  I ran the gaming center for 3.5 years but decided to close it at the end of my lease due to getting a job as a network engineer for a large hospital system in my area.

About 4 months ago I made the decision to take a stab at building a commercial game, since I have a relatively wide range of resources at my disposal, and so I'm taking my company in that direction now.  However I'm doing this currently as a side project, since my hospital job takes up 40 hours a week, and I have a wife who requires my time as well  ;D

Anyway, this is about 3 paragraphs longer than I initially intended it to be...so.....HI!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Eeronaut on 19 Nov 2009, 10:20
Greetings, fellow adventurers and adventure creators.

I'm Eero, age 17, turning 18 next month.
I have always been a huge fan of point-and-click adventure games, especially the early Lucasfilm Games-adventures. I was introduced to the fascinating Adventure Game Studio via Yahtzee's games.

I'm sure I'll enjoy my stay here at the AGS forums.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Oliwerko on 21 Nov 2009, 17:24
Heh, I was 17 as well when I was introduced to AGS by Yahtzee's games as well. Just say it was through Abandonia  ;D

Anyway, warm welcome to all of you, enjoy your stay  :)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: MisoSoup on 29 Nov 2009, 14:37
Hello, I'm new  :)

I've just made a little game (although it's a bit rubbish) and I have a whole load of idiotic questions to ask, but I'm too scared to post them.

Anyone else feel the same?
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: ThreeOhFour on 30 Nov 2009, 12:06
Hello, I'm new  :)

I've just made a little game (although it's a bit rubbish) and I have a whole load of idiotic questions to ask, but I'm too scared to post them.

Anyone else feel the same?

Posting idiotic questions is fine (but it's a good idea to use the search feature to make sure someone else didn't ask the same question 2 weeks ago)

Posting little games that are a bit rubbish as well is fine - I do it all the time.

Welcome :)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: MisoSoup on 30 Nov 2009, 14:53
Hi Ben, thanks for the welcome  :)

I plucked up the courage to post one of my idiotic queries, and although it quickly became obvious that I am totally clueless, my question was answered quickly by some very helpful (and patient) people

Perhaps it's not quite as scary here as I first thought  :)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Shekerev on 03 Dec 2009, 19:26
Hello, guys!

I'm Nikola, from Bulgaria, currently a CS student, age 23, wannabe game designer :)

Learned about AGS a couple of months ago, love the idea, love the realization and the best thing of all is the living and kicking comunity :)

Kinda gives me the warm feeling that games are still more than next-gen shooters, racers and mmorpgs  ;D
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: BlueAngel on 07 Dec 2009, 08:13
Hi all and thanks for all the help Im getting in the Forum!

My name is Maria and I found AGS searching the internet for a way to make a game without knowing how to program or script.
I currently making a game to annoy my brother who promised to make me a game (he knows all about computers).  ;)
First adventure games I saw and played were Kings Quest 1, I think, or Leisure Suit Larry.

I second what MisoSoup said in the other thread: 
(Quote)I think that maybe there should be a thread (sticky?) for people to post their first games in, so they can get (kindly) criticism and show off their efforts, but folks playing the games know not to expect too much from them  :D

Although Im hoping that someday Ill make a game worthy to be placed on the gaming page!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Bror_Jon on 07 Dec 2009, 08:19
Welcome welcome fellow Swede!

Good luck in your game-making, and remember that if you want help with certin parts of your game, then ask for crew here (http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/yabb/index.php?topic=36479.80).

As far as the sticky thread idea, I agree, cause I know my first game is probably going to suck.

Once again, welcome.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: BlueAngel on 07 Dec 2009, 09:34
Thanks!  :D
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Postcard Mike on 09 Dec 2009, 02:06
Hi, I'm a newbie here, and just saying hi.

My name's Mike. I'm 23, a Uni graduate working in a bar, waiting to apply for the police here in England. I'm a pretty avid gamer, and mainly due to adventure games as a kid (though this has opened up over the years) and I joined here because my girlfriend (an artist) and I have been throwing around ideas for a game for a while, and I figured it's about time we got started! Anyway, I joined here also because I saw whata  great tool AGS is for making a game because of the community created content that's happening all the time. I'm not a great programmer (really, little official experience) but I was told that nothing sharpens you up by just building the game...

Thanks.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: I_AM_RESISTY on 11 Dec 2009, 16:27
I_AM_RESISTY.
That's about all most people will need to know about me.
For everyone else; I am a writer, a cook, and a nerd.
I'm a weird person, and I believe it reflects in the way i write and act.
If my logic seems skewed, or if I seem to be making fun of you, I'm probably not.
Unless I am.
Then I am.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Ketskari on 21 Dec 2009, 04:31
Hiya, folks.

I'm a 19-year-old illustration student. I actually joined the forums early this year, started writing a game, then started University and shelved everything.

I loved adventure games as a kid and have been interested in art as a storytelling media and games kinda branch into that better than comics did for me, so now I'm designing characters, making background art, animating, and learning how to script. So far tinkering with AGS script isn't too beyond me... yay.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Valdorox on 05 Jan 2010, 05:40
Hey everyone,

I'm an 18 year old and (soon to be) games design student.

I've been using AGS for a few years now but never uploaded my games or posted anything in the forums.
Thanks to AGS and some other programs, I managed to pass an interview at a high profile media/games design college in the city, and felt that I somewhat owe the AGS community.
Soon I will upload some of my work and hopefully begin to post in the forums too. I've also played many of the games made in AGS and they inspired much of my work.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: wolf739 on 13 Jan 2010, 00:05
hello I'm wolf739 and I recently downloaded AGS and find it an easy way to make great games and i only hope I can make a half decent game someday and I'll enjoy myself on these forums Most of all I love this smiley " := "
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Kosma on 14 Jan 2010, 13:56
Hi.

I'm newbiest newbie here.  := Also a pretty old guy, who's trying to convince himself, that he'll be able to make his own oldschool adventure game. Due to the lack in the field of coding be prepared to read not-so-smart questions in nearest future.  ;)

With a bit of spare time and after developing my skills thanks to this forum, I'll tell more about my project and show some game-materials.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Rex Mundane on 27 Jan 2010, 03:08
Hi. Been aware of AGS for really the better part of a decade, always wanted to make a game with it, never actually had the discipline to actually bother going through with it until the last month or so. Working on one at the moment based on an idea a friend gave me centering around a sort of Superhero PR agency. Handling the coding and writing well enough, and apparently have yet to realize that I can't draw to save my life. Used to write reviews of Adventure games for The Inventory, if anyone here remembers that old e-zine from five-ish years ago. Um... okay to wrap up I'm 27 and live in Merryland, You Essay.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Jide on 29 Jan 2010, 23:19
Hey,

I'm Josh (know as Jide)  and I'm new to this but I'm here to learn as much as I can and hopefully soon I can come up with a game.

Cheers,
Josh :D
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: JabberwockyAi on 30 Jan 2010, 04:25
The name is JabberwockyAI but I usually just go by Jabs or Jabbers. I'm an avid gamer that was practically raised on games like Myst, Monkey Island, Zork and Grim Fandango. I'm 24, a university graduate with a bachelors of fine arts in Experimental Animation, and working part time to save up money like the good little wage slave I am.

AGS was recommended to me a few days ago when RPG Maker XP wasn't really cutting it with a pet project I've been working on for about a year now (mostly art and concept work since I'm not exactly adept with scripting >_>;).

It's nice to meet everyone and I hope to be able to contribute something and learn more about this program, as well as make some actual headway on my project~
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: warmer on 08 Feb 2010, 10:11
Hello world.

My name is Jesse.  I'm a 32 year old male from Idaho. I write music under the name Warmer on the record label 3am Devices.  I'm also the owner of Statickinetic Studios.  I have done several scores and themes for film and would like to start working with game designers.

I have loved Adventure games since I was around 10-11.  I think the first one I played was either Maniac Manson or the first Sierra Hero's Quest, Trial by Fire.  I've loved the genre since.

If anyone out there is interested in working on something let me know.  I have a professional studio with lots of capability for audio production.  I've been writing music since I started playing piano at 8.  It's what I love to do more than anything else.


I hope to get some Pm's from some designers looking to collab.  I am up for working with all or NO budgets.

Thanks for taking the time to read this. 

Cheers,

Jesse
-warmer-
http://www.3amdevices.com
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: karacho on 07 Mar 2010, 21:43
Hi everybody!

My nickname is "karacho" as you can see ^^ (it is some strange german slang, saying something is happening with force or strong impact, cant describe it that good, for example if you say "he punched him full (or with) karacho" - if that was a german sentence it would make sense, trust me ;)
If i come across a community where that name is already chosen i go "sir_karacho" usually, but lucky me - "karacho" was still available here :D
If you want to keep it short you can call me "kara", i know it is a girls name in some countries, but that is what people call me if they want to keep it short, so i never had a problem with that.

So i am a 32 year old male from Germany. I am not some of those evil idiots from 70 years ago, and i can proof that by saying that the Indiana Jones trilogy (there is no 4th movie >8[ ) are my favourite movies.

My favourite stuff are movies and games. And even most of my favourite games are my favs, because they are cinematic, or have other stuff that somehow reminds me of movies, or are about storytelling. (Snatcher, Policenauts, Metal Gear (Solid), Resident Evil).

I played a lot of Lucasarts stuff the days back then (Full Throttle, Monkey Island, Indiana Jones), and some Sierra games too (Larry, Space Quest). I still havent played any Gabriel Knight, but from what i heared i have to play them. I could even like Phantasmagoria since it has movies and i like horror and stuff.

I am the kind of guy that always wants too much. I want to draw, so i go buy a drawing tut book, but forget drawing because i want to do music also, so i make music with my tools, and i want to tell a story, so i start one. All in all i want to be creative, and i know i can, but i have to focus.

Close to none drawing experience. Some experience making music with various software (mostly Reason 4, which is my fav of them, and yes its legal, i bought it) but i am still dont have much to show there, it is more working than talent. I also have some programming experience, but nothing like programming devices or graphic stuff, only logic operations and stuff like that. And just to try out i once wrote the intro of some (non-existant) weird animated animal copmovie in movie-script format, but even that intro is now lost because of hard drive failure.

So yeah i like movies, yeah i like games, yeah i have some programming knowledge, yeah i want to draw, yeah i want to make music (and own the tools to make it), yeah i want to tell a story.

Makes me a perfect candidate to focus all this stuff into doing some cinematic adventure (like Snatcher or Policenauts).

Oh and as you can see, yeah i am also the kind of guy that can dig into a thing (like simply introducing myself) and then realises all of a sudden how much time has gone by since i started.

So greetings to everyone :)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Heinz91 on 06 Apr 2010, 17:29
Hi,
My name is Derek Sneed. I live in the Chicago area of Illinois
and I am 18 years old (as if any of that mattered).

I.
Love.
Adventure Games.
It is a part of my childhood (my younger childhood, hey! I'm still a kid). I have so many fond memories of me and my younger sister playing Day of the Tentacle and absolutely loving it. Full Throttle, Monkey Island, The Dig. All that good, purely classic stuff that makes me sigh and smile dreamily into the blue sky. My greatest regret in my gaming life is that I have... Not been... Able to play Grim Fandango yet. :O gasp! I know! It's horrid of me. But I'm waiting for a Linux version.

Yes. I am a Linux person. Ubuntu actually. I made the switch from windows to ubuntu after my beloved PC was totally infected with viruses. Stoopid Trojans. Now I am sad. Because AGS's IDE doesn't have a Linux version yet. (fingers crossed, breath held, rabbits foot rubbed, magic 8 ball shaken like crazy) I can prolly set up a dual boot sometime in the future though when I feel like it... and find my stupid windows XP cd.

I took a few programming classes my senior year (last year) and learned a little C++ which has proven to be awesomely worth it when I found out about AGS.

I've been parousing the indie game scene for a while now and really love it. A lot. I like the people. I like ideas. I like freedom. I like the underground community feeling to it. It's great.

I've had a ton of great little ideas for fun, dark, happy, tragic, epic, deep, emotional, artsy adventure games.
So far, none of them have made it past a few little word documents and maybe some unrefined character design,
(E.G. Exibit A:
(http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s25/heinz91/Old-guy-for-A-Matter-of-Tim.gif)
Old Guy for a thingy I was thinking about)
Concept Art,
(E.G. Exibit B:
(http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s25/heinz91/Matter-of-time-Propaganda.gif)
Propaganda for a game
And Exibit C:
(http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s25/heinz91/4b3f9575.jpg)
Concept art for an artsy, moody game)

And other little things like that.

What I would love... Is to work on a game with a certain someone around these parts that goes by the name Ben 304.
(hint hint)
But... Eh he's prolly busy and stuff being awesome.
So I'll try and get most of this stuff done myself.

Anyways, love this community. Hope to work and chat with a lot of you and learn a bunch.

I had to try and refrain from saying a bunch of other things I'm interested in; but why the heck not? They ring my bell and I like them a lot.

Indie/Chiptune/Music In General,
Music is just awesome. Best invention ever.
little-scale, Of Monteal, Anamanaguchi, The Depreciation Guild, Forest World, Mates of State, Mewithoutyou, The Cranberries, The Temper Trap, The Devil Wears Prada, Flying Lotus, Michael Andrews, Ben Folds, Plankeye, and a ton more are favorites of mine.

Playing/Making music.
I play piano, gameboy using LSDJ (http://littlesounddj.com), and a little guitar. I'm way better at piano than the other two. Way.

Archetecture
Furniture Design
Cooking
Art Toys
Graphic Design
Writing
Fashion

Once again. Hi, can't wait to learn a lot.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Dualnames on 06 Apr 2010, 17:36
Ben304 is way overrated!! Seriously coolest of guys, but don't let him stop you  you've got some great art skills! Welcome to the forums.

Quote
Eh he's prolly busy being awesome.

He's Zaphod Beeblebrox alright! :D
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: hardcom on 07 Apr 2010, 09:10
Hi there,
I'm David from Singapore
Nice to meet all
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: BubbleMonkey on 08 Apr 2010, 23:31
Hey there everyone! Bubble Monkey here! But you can call me Becky if you want.  :)

I'm not exactly what anyone would call computer-savvy, but I try. I thought it might be interesting to try my hand at making a game. I grew up playing anything I could find, from Super Mario Bros. to Resident Evil to Earthbound, and so on. I have a short background in music (basically, 4th grade to 12th grade), but hey, it's something. Music is something I absolutely CANNOT live without.

But anyways, it's good to be here!  :D
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: LimpingFish on 09 Apr 2010, 00:18
Welcome, everybody. \o/

I'm glad this thread is still active, though personally I haven't checked it out in a fair while. It's nice of people to introduce themselves before they start contributing to the forums, though not everybody bothers to. So...thanks!

If I may be so bold as to assume the temporary role of unofficial welcome wagon: Enjoy the forums, responsibly, and don't be afraid to get involved or ask questions. :D
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Baron on 09 Apr 2010, 04:14
If I may be so bold as to assume the temporary role of unofficial welcome wagon

I heard that the Unofficial Welcome Wagon Committee was planning to hand out free toothbrushes and fridge magnets to the newly arrived.  Is there any substance to this rumour?
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: madradubhcroga on 12 Apr 2010, 22:12
Hello,
My name is Roibeard.

MadraDubhCroga means Brave Black Dog,
after my beloved Puca, who was.

I am introducing myself here because I just spent ages writing a long post, and then saw rule 8 'this forum is not your soapbox...'  and asks you show some game making credentials before posting.  I still want to post what I wrote, so for what it's worth, here are videos of games I've made, and games I'd like to make.


peace.

R




&feature=related




Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Nightshade on 27 Apr 2010, 17:21
Hi Im Nightshade, I live in Cowansville, Quebec, Canada. Im 35 going on 236 or on 15 depending on the day. Im into music and science and I love chocolate( its roughly 75% of my diet) I love cats , and most animals I can interact with( meaning I find no use for reptiles or politicians ). I have a mix of scottish and french ancestry and inherited temper from both sides so dont say I didnt warn yas.
 
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: FSi++ on 27 Apr 2010, 20:16
OK

My name is Ivan, I live in Russia, somewhere near Yekaterinburg.

I am 22 and I like ponies and making silly faces.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: mitlark on 15 May 2010, 19:06
Hello comrades of game making. My real name is Orlando, but for forum activities i prefer to be called L'ark. Ahem... I'm from Costa Rica, something a bit far from the main base of this forum (England "i suppose?"). My main intention to be here is to help and be helped, I'm not very old in the AGS stuff but I have some experience in some other popular game making editors (and some non-popular ones xd).
Anyway, I'm mostly a Graphic Artist, from drawing (manga style) to pixelart. I have some experience, I'm not the God but I think that I'm good enough for simple things :). Also I like to make some scripting, like my first attempt in the AGS (a status window and some stats formulas, simple for us starters ;D).
My ambition by now is to make an adventure game with some tints of RPG. I don't see exactly what I'm looking done, so I will be scripting it for the sake of my ambition. That equals to: I will make some modules for community use ;D, but in the near-far future...

Enjoy yourselves and your lives, and enjoy AGS ;D, best regards,
L'ark Mitsinikos
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: mr crowley on 20 May 2010, 09:22
Im Mr Crowley
I like to draw and stuff
My favorite game is Psychonauts, next favorite is Grim Fandango
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: KillingSpree on 12 Jun 2010, 19:42
Hello everyone!
My name is Brenno and I live in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
I'm a gamer as long as I can remember, I grew up playing games
such as Resident Evil, Silent Hill, Street Fighter(In fact, I think it's the first game I've played) and many others. My first experience
with point 'n' click was Broken Sword : The Shadow of the Templars and I've been hooked ever since.
The first time I've heard of AGS was in a CD-ROM about making games, and what program I found there? You've probably guessed
it! (It was a very old version).

The first AGS games I played was Chzo Mythos(especifically 5 Days a Stranger) and Ben Jordan.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Domino on 13 Jun 2010, 00:04
Silent Hill

You have good taste in games, Welcome to the forums.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Dualnames on 13 Jun 2010, 00:30
Silent Hill

You have good taste in games, Welcome to the forums.

You have good taste in people, welcome to the forums.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: straydogstrut on 16 Jun 2010, 02:17
Haven't done this yet so I guess I should introduce myself here.

I'm a 27 year old guy from Scotland, now living in England with my partner, her family, and our three cats (aww!). I've just recently finished a games design degree so hopefully i've managed to remember a thing or too, but no promises!

I go by the alias 'straydogstrut' now, though I still show up as 'Rambo' on some sites (No resemblance! A friend gifted it to me years ago). It's also the title of my near-five year old blog and a reference to my all-time favourite anime: Cowboy Bebop. I absolutely love anime, and animation in general, as well as anything sci-fi. Oh and i'm always on the look out for recommendations so feel free=)

I'm a complete newcomer to adventure games reallly. I can count the number of commercial titles i've played on both hands. Honestly. In fact, despite the many games i've played in other genres, there are whole swathes of games that i've missed out on thanks to my humble gaming origins (no Nintendo consoles *gasp*). But thankfully my love of retro games means that there's a banquet of past titles for me to feast on, one game at a time, so i'm now making up for lost time. (That and I don't have any next gen consoles!) My gaming tastes are changing too and i'm now opening my eyes to adventure games (and my jaw's already on the floor seeing the stuff around here).

I was bitten by the adventure bug in my first year at uni when we had to design an adventure game for the DS, and became enraptured with the reviews and articles over at Quandaryland (now hosted at http://www.metzomagic.com). I think i've known about AGS for longer than that, but i've never actually sat down to learn it, and i've also messed around with Inform7 and TADS on and off. I've used other game making tools before too, such as DarkBASIC, Director MX 2004, and most recently Unity.

Now I have more free time (unemployment, woo!) I want to make some adventure games, one of the first being that DS game, with another to follow. But before that i'll be starting small. My strengths - or at least my main interests (i'll let the community be the judge of my strengths) - lie in storytelling and (non-AGS) scripting, although i've dabbled in most things except audio really. Puzzle design is probably going to be one of my weakest areas given my inexperience with adventure games.

I considered using Unity for this, since i've been using it all year, but why reinvent the wheel? AGS has been on my 'to learn' list for years anyway. Plus, the community here is one of the best i've seen, and hopefully I can prove myself a worthy part of it eventually.

I'd like to think i'm genuinely friendly and approachable, but i'll leave that for you to decide. I'm always keen to meet new people anyway, so feel free to say hello.

Uh, yeah. So that's me.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Bulbapuck on 16 Jun 2010, 02:49
I'm a complete newcomer to adventure games reallly. I can count the number of commercial titles i've played on both hands. Honestly.
Then you've got some good times ahead of you :)
Welcome to the forum straydogstrut!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: ThreeOhFour on 16 Jun 2010, 04:59
Allo Straydogstrut, I remember you as Rambo.

Cool to see you join the forums  8)
Title: Hey All.. How's It Hangin :)
Post by: zrodfects on 19 Jun 2010, 13:35
Sup all...

Just signed up 2 minutes ago and thought I'd say hey :)

I am a huge fan of old school pixel art of the 8-bit/16-bit world.... Even to this day the old school 2D pixel graphics still beats todays games. Not to say todays games are crap. I just prefer the days of the Amiga.... I own 2x 360 Elites, 1x PS3, 1x Nintendo Wii, 2x PSP's, 4x GBA, 2x PC's and a laptop so I am pretty covered :)

I have helped a few people with level designs and the odd graphics or two for their games but never completed my own games. So I am currently working on a few titles as we speak......

Oh and I am from Melbourne Australia....

#############################
Come join my new website. I just opened it a couple of days ago.... It doesn't have much yet as I used to have a Geocities account until they stopped people having websites.

It has a forum i just recently opened up and today I opened the Tutorials Page..... I am chasing around to get it started with some people. I have had about 15 vistors in the last few days and have had a member sign up on the site which is a start... There are categories about Game Making and gameing consoles etc. It is not just about game making, it is also about gaming consoles and PC's and much more

As I said it is new so I still have alot to upload, so in the coming weeks it should be full of all kinds of info and resources etc....

Hope to see you there :)

http://zrodfects.webs.com/


Thanks

Zro Dfects
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Mati256 on 07 Jul 2010, 19:54
Hello!
I have registered some days ago and posted a few times, and lurked a lot more.  ;D
My real name is Matas, and I'm from Uruguay.
I'm currently studding Publicity and I'm an examen away from my degree in Journalism.
Started programing some years ago in Visual Basic, then C++, Pascal, and Assembler, never liked it much tough.
All this for my degree in, what would be translated, "Maintenance and Repairing of Computers", or something like that.
So I'm kind of a Technician-Journalist-Publicist sort of guy.  ???

Really like Adventure Games, and used AGS some years ago, but I can't remember in which forum I was... Now I'm getting used to it again and working on a project I hope will end well.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: straydogstrut on 07 Jul 2010, 23:08
Welcome to the forums!

I look forward to your creations=)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: VerityDemortem on 21 Jul 2010, 06:01
Hello all! My name is Sarah. I found AGS while aimlessly googling for good adventure games; I've loved the genre ever since playing Myst when I was little. (Me and everyone's brother, right?) I hope to submit some creations in the future, but  I think I'll just hang around and experiment in secret until I know what I'm doing :P.
  I'm an amateur writer, artist, flutist, singer, poet, and (on and off) sculptor. A professional at nothing, I'm afraid. I'm currently revising a three-year project of a book that I have to admit I hope to publish one day. Still, considering the fact that I'm 17 and have only been writing for about 8 years. . . . It's really not likely.
  Anyways, I'm off to do a little more exploring.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: tampie85 on 22 Jul 2010, 13:25
Hi,

I was helping my boyfriend Arj0n with testing the game The Journey Down when he suggested that I should make a profile on this page too, so here I am :)

My name is Tamara, 25 years and I'm living in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. I'm currently working as a Software Test Coordinator at a financial company.

I can't write code or design graphics, but I hope I can help you guys out by combining my profession with my hobby and test the adventure games you've made.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Gravity on 22 Jul 2010, 15:40
Hm, I don't think I've ever welcomed people to the forum. So to make up for the last ten or more years... WELCOME ONE AND ALL (SOON TO COME) NEWCOMERS! Yes, I believe that atones me of my sins.


Edit: Great, I had to ruin my perfect posting record by editing my post to correct a spelling mistake I made when editing my post.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Nicodoll on 25 Jul 2010, 10:27
Hiya, I'm Nico!

I'm a thirteen year old interested in designing games/arts in general; AGS combines both of them and got me really excited! It is very easy to use (of course you'll need to read the manual and go through some tutorials on youtube/wiki, but thats with starting any software!)

I am currently making a game for my friends in another forum, and I came here to ask for help and give suggestions on art!

I hope you'll except me as one of your own; I'm really young compared to the 20-30 year olds here!

-Nico
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Diath on 25 Jul 2010, 11:51
Hello I'm pretty new to posting on this forum. I made Dead Silence recently and have a game or two up my sleeve still, one even in production (albeit slow). I look forward to posting more here!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: bupaje on 01 Aug 2010, 08:01
New guy checking out AGS right now. I'll be lurking for the most part but figured I'd say hi.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Delta on 11 Aug 2010, 21:44
Hi,

The adventures created by Yahtzee Croshaw led me to this site. I'm a musician, 34 years old from Barcelona -Spain- and I think I can be helpful to this comunity.


Regards.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: LRH on 12 Aug 2010, 00:31
Hello, welcome to the forums!  8)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Hubris Incalculable on 13 Aug 2010, 02:35
Hi. I didn't notice this thread before i made my first post (silly me).

I am an 18 year old Canadian who really likes adventure games, though i haven't yet got around to making my own, quite yet (though i've got several ideas floating around up there).

I have played MI 1, 2, and 3, dozens of AGS games, The Neverhood (my favorite ever) and Indiana Jones and the fate of Atlantis.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Mr Dreadful on 18 Aug 2010, 12:10
Another new person here (well, obviously)

Real name is Doug, but Mr. Dreadful is my permanent nom de clavier (there are other Mr. Dreadful's about on the internet but they're all imposters or something)... I'm 31-years-old, Scottish born but lived most of my life in Englandshire. Just taking my first steps with AGS and finding that my computer art skills are pretty bloody poor!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: straydogstrut on 18 Aug 2010, 19:28
From a fellow Scot living south of the border, welcome!

Have fun discovering AGS=)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Sirpunchula on 19 Aug 2010, 02:19
Ello,

I've been browsing these forums for over 6 months now, but never really inserted myself into the community, other than the MS Paint game. I've tried my hand at making games a few times, but got lost in the sea of code. I've found that my main talents are making storylines and some graphics being with computer-type art, mainly working with pixels.

Hoping to get to know you all,

Sir Punchula the Bum [Insert occupation/purpose of existence here].
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: JSH on 28 Aug 2010, 23:44
Hi all, I'm a swedish 24 year old professional game programmer.

I've been playing AGS games for years but haven't had the urge to make one myself until now.

Game design is a big passion of mine, and I can't wait to make an adventure game just the way I want it.

Stay tuned for an announcement when I have some solid progress! :)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Overlord Bob on 30 Aug 2010, 21:20
Hello peoples.

I'm a student currently living in hell (commonly referred to as 'New Jersey'). I started exploring the adventure genre initially with Interactive Fiction, but have since also branched out into graphical adventure games, too. Mostly out of a mixture between boredom and curiosity, I began playing around with AGS about a month ago, and I'm now in the process of creating a fully functional game, which I might get around to posting up on the In Production board eventually...
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: slesh on 15 Sep 2010, 15:28
Hi!  :)

I'm new to the forum, and i have discovered it by searching indie games.

My name is frank and i'm a 36 years old man.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Hax on 19 Sep 2010, 05:42
Hey, Im Hax. I am 14 years old who just discovered AGS and hoping to try it. I hope Im mature enough to be here.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Atelier on 20 Sep 2010, 17:51
That didn't stop me =D
Welcome.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: BatWitch on 17 Oct 2010, 05:12
Hello..
growing up I played very few adventure games, but I'm sure if I had found more during the 80s and 90s  I would have played them.

I just played Kuma Story, The Journey Down, and Sydney gets a job today.
They were a lot of fun to play and were a fantastic refresher as to the possibilities of an adventure game.

I hope to be able to create my own adventure game, but it will probably be a long time before I can release my own game, since I just got here today.

I like to draw, and some of my work can be seen here: http://skimlines.deviantart.com/
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Pinback on 17 Oct 2010, 08:12
Hi BatWitch, welcome to AGS!
Checked out your deviant folio, great stuff- I would totally love to see an AGS game your artwork in it!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Calin Leafshade on 17 Oct 2010, 08:58
Batwitch, your art is excellent. I love how innocent it looks.

I hope you make a game very soon.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Dualnames on 17 Oct 2010, 14:41
You're very talented. You seem to also have an obsession i have with backgrounds. Empty hallways/buildings and schools.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Harbinger on 19 Oct 2010, 05:06
Hello.

I followed my way over here to AGS with the intent of developing my own game. But I very, very quickly hit a ... block due to talent/knowledge limitations. I don't know how to code and I'm not a very good artist, but I can write. And I don't mean racy fan-fiction.

If it's one thing, I do wish I knew how to draw environments or backgrounds.

From playing one game, I find that I enjoy games with parsing feature.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Volauvent on 24 Oct 2010, 05:28
Like Delta, Yahtzee Croshaw drew me to the forum.

Hi!  I use the same handle in all game forums and folks call me Vol.

I'd been to AGS before and touted its wonderfulness in one of the other game forums I belong to, but kept forgetting to come back.

Then I downloaded 5 Days a Stranger.  Ooookay, that glued me to AGS.

I've been gaming for yonks, but am in no way an expert.  FPS's RPGs, FROGS, iHOGs are my favorite genres with an occasional brainless M3 thrown in when work is driving me up the wall.

I'm a consumer, not a dev, but my favorite game forum is very dev supportive so I'm here to find out more about your world.  The gamers I hobnob with on the 'net are from 27 to 72 (I'm 65), and spend a bloody fortune every month on games from a variety of portals.  Most of us have been gaming since Tennis for Two and Space War, are beta mavens, and some of us can be found in mainstream game credits under our screen names.

I can't contribute much except proofreading and views from the consumer side, but I'll be lurking like a woman on a mission! ;D
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Jezni on 25 Oct 2010, 00:58
Hi! I'm Jezni... I feel a little out of place right now. XD

I'm 15, and didn't grow up with adventure games. The only real adventure game I've ever played is The Secret of Monkey Island (which I loved, by the way) and a few point-and-click flash-based games online that I'm not sure count. I'm not good with pixel art and have only ever done VERY simple programming.

What drew me here is the desire to make a game. I've been conceptualizing a game since maybe August, and I'm really exited to make it come to life. I don't have the money for Flash, so I looked up a free program and found AGS. I'm not going in here blind though... I've watched the series of video tutorials that densming has on YouTube and feel like I have at least a very very basic idea of how it works.

I have lurkerish tendencies and find it hard to actually get involved on forums, but I will do my very best, although I may disappear for awhile while I make backgrounds and sprites.

So yeah. I'm here... taking up space. :)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Pinback on 25 Oct 2010, 04:30
Hey Jezni,

Welcome! It's good to see the younger crowd still picking up classics like MI!
Sound like your'e a creative person too, don't worry, you did come to the right place:)

A great place to get involved in these forums would be the Competitions arena. It's a good place
to sharpen your creative skills, and I highly recommend doing a MAGS game (Monthly AGS game competition)
once you have a decent feel for the editor and some ideas for one.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Wonkyth on 25 Oct 2010, 13:45
Good to see you've got good grammar and spelling, too!  :P
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Re1Mu2R3 on 01 Nov 2010, 17:58
Oh I've been posting for some time now but I forgot to introduce myself.

I'm Lemuel from the Philippines. My username: Re1Mu2R3 because my uber-hot Korean friend used to call me Remur and Remur had already been taken as a username in youtube when I was making an account; so has Remur1, Remur2... So I thought I'd put a number for each syllable instead(R is a separate syllable in Korea.)..

While I have downloaded the AGS System, I don't think I'll be uploading games anytime soon as I have other things to do.

I enjoy playing and reviewing fan-made freeware as well not just in this site but also others like smwcentral...

My favorite games of all time are: Earthbound, Chrono Trigger,  Parasite Eve 2, Chrono Cross, Silent Hill Series, RE 1, 2 and 4, Tenchu series, Breath of Fire series, Fatal Frame series, Terranigma, Hellnight, Alundra series and finally Mega Man 1-6, and Mega Man and Bass..

I'm really enjoying my time here! You guys are brilliant!!  ;)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Bob Bannerman on 04 Nov 2010, 00:41
Hello there,

I'm that new I haven't even tried AGS yet; I have trawled through the forums and watched plenty of videos and read plenty of tutorials. I'm a mac user so I'm kind of  angling in on this one from left-field - tried and failed to use Crossover with AGS so have installed XP into a small partition in order to run it  :-\

I'm nearly 30 and my introduction to computing of any sort was Granny's Garden on the BBC Micro into the mix later on came the Monkey Island and Discworld games. Now that the sun is setting on my youthful exuberance I wanted to try my hand at injecting my humour and macabre mindset into my very own such games.

I know the ultimate aim for me would be to get C++ pouring out of me like a fat guy sheds doughnut juice on a treadmill but until I shoehorn any more information into my estranged brain I see AGS as a fantastic springboard and who knows judging by some of the games I've seen made/in production maybe my lazy arse won't bother itself to move beyond it  :P

I'm really looking forward to getting to grips with this whole concept and waxing lyrical with you fellows about the weather and whatnot.

BB
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: capdown on 04 Nov 2010, 12:46
Hey!
I m capdown - a student form germany. I played my whole life adventure games but the monkey island games are my favorite ones.  ;D
I study "game design" and Ive got my apartment in Berlin (http://www.apartmentsberlin.net/) (dont know if I can translate it 1:1) and so Im always looking for more Informations (especially Flash).  ;)
Okay, I think there isnt more to say so lets start!

Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Kamikapse on 09 Nov 2010, 18:53
Hi everyone...

I've finally decided to register an account after reading pretty much the first 20 pages of the Critics forum and all the tutorials posted there.
I'm from Germany and 30 years old, which means I grew up playing the good old Sierra games like King's Quest, Police Quest, etc.

I've always wanted to make a sierra-style adventure game at various points with different programs (AGI Studio, SCI Studio, and when that project kinda died AGS), but in the end i always underestimated how much work it is.
Especially drawing all the backgrounds and how confusing scripts can become if you look at them after not working on them for weeks.

With all the new inspiration from the forums here I decided I might as well give it another try and make a small first game.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: CNC_Acolythe on 12 Nov 2010, 17:42
Hi everybody,

after some persuation, I decided to register to forum. Even in my 24 years of life, Im new to this forum thing, so please, be patient with me.  ::) Im from Czechia, and I didn't that much grew on adventure games as others here, but still, I've played some. But the first time I can remember playing adventure, was very old adv. game from Czech republic, The Secret of the Donkey Island. (Tajemstvi Osliho Ostrova in CZ) Ever since, I wanted to make something like that myself. I drew pictures of my game in school, during classes, but then (at age of 12) realised, Im just copying the TOO. So i left the idea, continued playing other games, more and more old ones. I just cant help it, but ever since the graphical side of game went up, the story and atmo dropped rapidly... And about 2 monts back, I've discovered the AGS. And voila, soon my first game will be ready. Im taking time, even if it will be short one. You'll see soon.  ;)

That pretty much covers it...  :-\
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: mike_conley on 12 Nov 2010, 18:36
Hey all,

I'm a life-long fan of adventure games.  Went through Sierra's Quests when I was a little tyke, and had a boatload of fun with the LucasArts games.  The Dig is probably my favourite, though Monkey Island II and Grim Fandango are up there too.

I live in Toronto, Ontario.  I completed my undergrad in Computer Science and Drama at the University of Toronto last year, and I'm about to finish up my M.Sc in Software Engineering.

I've always felt the inclination to write, design and build adventure games - though I've never really used AGS.  I don't know AGS script - though from what I gather, it's a bit like C (which I'm certainly familiar with).  I've toyed with the idea of building an adventure game engine from scratch, just for fun.  When I heard that AGS was starting to open it's source, I got pretty psyched - I can't wait to get in there and muck about.  :)

Thanks for reading,

-Mike
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Barricus on 29 Nov 2010, 03:16
Hello, everyone!  I'm not really a newb, but I haven't been around here in years.  I used to use the handle Quikstrike.  I used to be real active in the RoTN community as well.  I'm glad to see Dave Gilbert is doing well for himself with Wadjet Eye Games.  Now, I've returned, 6 years older, 6 years wiser, and 6 years not a 14 year old kid trying to fumble his way through programming.  To all the people who were around then, thanks for putting up with me, I hope I didn't act like a typical 14 kid. 

I'm from Arizona, I just turned 21 a few weeks ago, and I'm enrolled at the University of Advancing Technology for a Degree in Robotics and Embedded Systems.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Gabriel_Down on 02 Dec 2010, 21:54
(http://www.startahedgefund.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/Dr.-Nick-21.jpg) Hi everybody



I was lurking some 5 years ago, now I'm back. Don't know if I'll post much, but I do like this forum.

Even if it has no goth girls.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Rando Muser on 06 Dec 2010, 10:01
Hello

Im a 23 year old boy from denmark, and im all new to AGS. Last night i had a dream about making an adventure game, so here i am... No, not really... Im studying to be a mulitmedia designer in Copenhagen and for my final project i have decided to make a small adventure game (without even knowing how to do so, maybe not one of my best ideas since i have a tight deadline, but who really cares). Looking forward to try all of y'alls (in a near future) games.

Best Regards - J
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Legenday on 14 Dec 2010, 19:37
Hello, I've been viewing these forums for quite some time, about three or four years to be exact. And I really wasn't old..enough to join the forums yet, I was about seven or eight at the time, and I enjoyed playing the games on this site, and now I am fourteen years old, and have registered on the forums, and I have been working on some art in real life, and on the computer that I might post in the critics lounge.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: poltergeist on 28 Dec 2010, 19:14
Hey,

My name is Domagoj, I hail from Croatia, and I've been lurking these forums on and off for the past couple of years. Seeing as I've finally decided to develop a videogame using the AGS editor, I thought this would be a good time to join in on the fun of the community to soak in some tips and learn a trick or two.

I grew up playing LucasArts adventure games with my dad. Games such as Day of the Tentacle, Secret of Monkey Island, Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge, Full Throttle and The Dig really made me fall in love with the genre while the Broken Sword games and later titles (such as Toonstruck) did nothing but fuel my love for games with captivating storytelling and a good dose of quirky humour.

I spend my spare time studying, listening to music and writing for a videogame website. I've handled a review copy or two and covered my share of press releases so I guess you could say I'm a journalist, even if it is just a hobby.

Will I be more active now that I'm a registered member? Can't say, but I'll do my best to pop in with some constructive criticism whenever it is needed.

So, uh... That's it. For any inquiries, send me a PM and I'll make sure to get back to you ASAP!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Zetsaika on 29 Dec 2010, 00:18
Hi! My name is Jos Carlos, but just call me Zet/Zetsaika ok?

I'm an Brazilian Game Designer Wannabe and after a couple of weeks lurking the shadow of the AGS i decided to get into this forum.

My first contact with adventure was not with Lucas Arts or Sierra, either because of brazilian near-to-nothing pc game market at the time or just by utter ignorance of mine. Anyway, my first contact was with the brazillian game called "Caxy Gamb Encontra o Monstrurio". A great terror adventure for children(I do have fear of it even today). And for years it was the only adventure i played in life. Later a friend lend me some very old looking games, in his words. One was called The Secret of Monkey Island and the other were Maniac Mansion. I just can't say how much i liked these games and how they made me feel happy. Now the adventure genre is my favorite.

I plan to someday make a carrer on games, but just now i spend most of my time developing my game designing skills. I'm am starting to learn pixel art, just got a good start! Got good programming skills - not to high, but not low. Even with these skills my focus is still game designing, i just love the idea of playing iwth concepts for games.

Looking at the forum made my fire of game making burn. I will participate the contests for sure!

I think its just that. Lets make some good games, shall we?
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Dos4/GW on 30 Dec 2010, 09:19
Hey all.

I've posted here before quite a few years ago, but I got busy with other things and haven't logged in since. Anyway, I thought it was necessary to reintroduce myself.

I've been playing adventure games all my life, since I was about 7 or 8. I was a big time Sierra fan; I played Monkey Island and Loom, but otherwise I wasn't too big into Lucas Arts. I even planned to get into the game industry, but the tragic end of Sierra left me pretty disillusioned and I forgot about it.

I just graduated with a BA in Music Composition. Now that I'm out of school, I'm looking for projects to take up so that I can continue building a portfolio. If any of you folks would like me to write something for you, I'd be happy to oblige. You can listen to few of my pieces at myspace.com/justinsparker

Thanks guys.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: tpkyteroo on 16 Jan 2011, 03:25
I am a newbie who won't be posting much, as I'm a slow learner when it comes to game programming. However, I always wanted the ultimate RPG that no one seems to be making, so I decided I needed to learn how to create such a game myself. It just might take me a few years, but thats okay. What's the ultimate RPG? Role Playing "Harry Potter" meets "The Tomorrow People" (children's sci-fi show from the 70's - 90's from Thames Television). It won't be Harry Potter or the The Tomorrow People, but only inspired by them, but without the wars that Nintendo insists belongs in their games. Their Order of Phoenix for Nintendo DS is NOTHING like the PS2 version, which I never liked. So, I'll create the game myself.

My German is bad, but I do intend to learn it when I have some real time.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Ryan Timothy B on 16 Jan 2011, 03:41
Welcome to the forums.

I also have a secret desire to create the ultimate RPG in AGS. Why? I'm not sure. Maybe I just don't like using the engine to make only Adventure games.  :D
The other reason is more than likely because no one has made a true RPG in AGS with the style of the SNES Final Fantasy games.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Murgy on 20 Jan 2011, 05:11
Hello, my is Robyn.  I'm sorta new.  Or rather, I'm an old, old member who's been gone for like.. ten years or so.  I had a different username back then.  Not that it matters much.  I didn't actually get anything done with AGS back then.  I was young and silly and couldn't organize anything to save my life so I never got past drawing a few pretty pictures.

However, now I'm older and wiser (or at least I like to think so).  I currently earn my living creating content for Second Life, where I am widely known as Murgatroyd or Murgy.   I'm mostly modeling in 3D and creating textures and that sort of business, but I've never lost my love of drawing, so I thought I'd try my hand at AGS again

I probably won't post much 'til I have something to show, though.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: BeardFacePixelHead on 06 Feb 2011, 07:54
Hello all.

My name is Ryan Smith.  I am a 26 year old male from California.  Contrary to popular belief, this state is not perpetual sunshine and bikini-clad supermodels.  Where I live, the ocean is a three hour drive away, it snows about an inch once every five years, and the summers get to be 110 degrees F on average.

I used to casually post on these forums off and on since the 90s.  I first discovered AGS when it was DOS only, and known as Adventure Creator.  I have never made anything noteworthy, and the closest thing I ever came to finishing anything was an adventure game styled art portfolio for art school back in 2002.  The default Roger Wilco character walked the halls of a museum with some of my artwork posted on the walls.  You could examine the work close up, and a holographic tour guide answered questions from the lobby.  It was neat.  I got an A.

I've wanted to make adventure games since I was a wee lad playing Space Quest 1-3, and the first King's Quest titles.  My fondest memories are sitting next to my mom,watching her frustrate herself trying to get past the man-eating plant in Space Quest 3.  I still haven't made that dream a reality, and I've been in quite the creative rut since dropping out of game design school in 2003.  I've been trying to pick up the sketch book more often, but my skills have regressed considerably.  I hope to reverse that trend.

I am happily married, and have a wonderful 2 1/2 year old son.  I like to teach him how to do things his mom doesn't appreciate, like how to have a proper lightsaber duel, and how to pretend the remote control is a laser gun.

I sell cellular phones for a living.  My teenage goal of being a game designer by my early 20s went mostly out the window.  I've given up on designing games professionally for a big company, but I still have aspirations to get into the indie scene.  I admit, I am extremely rusty, and don't yet have much to show for my efforts.  It's not too late though.

I enjoy cycling, and rain or shine, or sweltering temperatures, I use my touring bike to commute to work, 10 miles, round trip.  This allows me to consume vast amounts of bacon and beef without weighing 300 pounds.  I still have a gut to show for my efforts, and occasionally I feel self conscious about it to want it gone.  These efforts never last long.  :)

I have a gigantic beard.  No, really, I do.  I used to keep a neat, trim goatee, but last September I just stopped shaving all together.  It is fast approaching epic status.  I have no plans to stop growing this beast, and when it's long enough I'm going to braid and tie it off Viking style.  I get mostly positive commentary about my beard, but my family hates it.  Especially my wife.  She still loves me though.  My son likes it.

I have not set any hard goals for the near future, but I plan to make a solid effort to get back into the drawing habit, and get cracking on AGS.  I fired it up for the first time in years today, and it looks totally alien to me.  Looks like the "easy" way of doing things has been scrapped in favor of an all-script approach.  This is fine by me.  I've learned scripting systems before, I can learn this one.  It's not too difficult, really.

Part of my lack of artistic interest lately I think has to do with a lack of feedback.  I can't show my wife.  She just says everything I do is nice.  I miss the constructive criticism of high school and college, and I don't get that much anymore.  It gave me incentive to improve, and I am my own harshest judge, so that doesn't help much.  I hope to enlist the power of The Internet to replace that void, artistically.

I look forward to conversing with you all.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: d999 on 23 Feb 2011, 22:51
Being a newbie myself , I request that this be stickied so that future newbies can have a place to meet and maybe help each other out.

Self Intro
Hello , my name is Karessa but I prefer to be known as Kara. I would give out my last name but my parents made a big deal about it. *sighs* I'm 24 , what's the big deal with giving out my last name...you all put it in your email accounts even though you should know better! Oh , sorry , got off topic there. Any way ,  I'm interested in AGS because I love classic gaming and I grew up with things like Atari , Sierra's older stuff ,  interactive fiction , ect.
I am interested in many other things too , so if you ever want to talk about Anime or dolls , please drop me a PM or email some time!
I am an amateur programmer , artist , and wannabe muscian.
I don't have any instruments yet ( I used to have a few but lost them ) but hope someday to be in a band or some thing , even if only for a little while.
My full given name online is Kara Ann Vortex.
I was born in Germany and 1979 ( which of course means that I grew up in the 80's ....woo hoo! )
I was into Anime back when I didn't even know there was a name for it and it wasn't as popular as it is today.
I was there ( but not "there there" if that makes any sense ) when the Berlin wall , aka Iron Curtain came down.
My father was in the army and now he's a postal worker.
So don't tick me off or I'll find out where you live and complain to my daddy. j/k lol
Yes , at my age I still usually refer to my dad as Daddy. I'll hurt anybody who makes fun of me for that. ;-P
I live in Willard , MO and hate it here.
Eventually I'll move back to Springfield ( please no simpsons jokes ) , which is still in MO if you didn't know.
I guess that's it.
Sorry if you thought any of this little speech was boring.
Meh.

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Hi Kara,
                 I'm an old bee turned noobie since I hadn't had a computer for the last 5 years. I got one on Christmas 2010. I was happy to see that AGS was still around. I didn't remember any sites except AGS because I enjoyed the games then and I enjoy them now. I have never made a game since I'm technically challenged but have Greatly admired Everyone who has. Thank-you for this oportunity to state this in your noobies forum.
d999 55 yrs. old . female, still smokin and American !
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: David Ostman on 24 Feb 2011, 19:25
Hey guys.

I'm David, and I'm posting under my full real name to keep myself in check, since I have a tendency to get passionate about things, and by keeping my name fully visible I can't cower behind a shield of anonymity.

I'm 31, Swedish, and I recently moved to Norway to be with my family after having been in the UK for a few years working at a Warner Bros.-owned game developer, primarily as an artist (although I also did some camera work, cutscene direction, UI design, and 2D animation, plus various technical aspects of artwork).

Right now I work full-time on my own AGS title (funding it with my savings + occasional freelance gig) that's going to be a commercial release, and the production is still in its early stages (too early to give details).

I enjoy a lot of games, but character- and story driven games have always been my biggest passion, having gorged myself in the Sierra and Lucasfilm/Arts games as a youth, them playing a huge part in me learning English at an early age. Recent years I've become infatuated with games such as Mass Effect, that have great characters and story (though a bit heavy on the action, but I like that it's in there if only for the sake of pacing!).

I've been lurking here from time to time since about 2003, but I hope to become a more active member as I make progress on my game, bugging you guys for answers! So far I've been a good forum user, and if you've seen a huge spike in forum searches here the past month, that's probably me (filling my Pinboard.in with useful stuff).

As I'm starting to get into more advanced scripting, to the point where there's specifics that haven't necessarily been covered in previous posts, I might throw a few questions your way.

That's all, I think. Thanks for reading :)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: straydogstrut on 24 Feb 2011, 19:36
Welcome to the forums David, I look forward to seeing what you're working on. Thanks for the heads up about Pinboard.in - looks like a bookmarking site I could actually use since Delicious just doesn't work for me.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: csaboo on 02 Mar 2011, 21:57
Hello!

My name is Csaba. I live in Hungary. I'm a 27 years old software engineer working in the telecommunication industry.
The life of a SW engineer is not that exciting, so I'm always trying to fill my free time (the little I have) with more interesting and fun activities, like game development (which reminds me that I have to go outside more often, sitting in front of a computer all day -> not good for you!).

I am an adventure game fan, and I've always wanted to create one. Or at least participate in the process.  Besides programming, I'm a hobby 3D "artist", though I shouldn't call my self an artist, let's just say "enthusiastic beginner with a few years of experience". I hope that one day, I will be able to mix this knowledge to form a good looking, cleverly designed and implemented adventure game!  ;D

How I found AGS? Some random googling -> Mr. Vince Twelve's blog -> Resonance developer's diary -> AGS
 
What else...I play drums, I live with my longtime, beautiful girlfriend, we are currently planning to move to Norway.
Okay, I think that is all for tonight, thanks for listening, hope I didn't bore you to death with my stupid little story (and sorry if my English is not that correct)!

csaboo
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: TonyJ on 05 Mar 2011, 12:14
Hi all. new here, been sneaking away in the background pillaging the forums etc and attempting to make my first playable game. Age unimportant lets just say I'm old enough to know how much fun a ZX80 was ;D. Been playing adventure type games forever and after finally becoming slightly bored with actually playing games I thought it about time I had a go at making one. I've tried out various game engines of various types, and I must say that this is one of the easiest to use providing that you have a basic understanding of scripting.
I do have a few comments on the manual though, please understand I'm not trying to belittle the amazing work already put into this by many talented people.
Prior to becoming broken and having too much time on my hands I was a Marine Engineering Technician and one of the things I used to do was write instruction manuals for vessel owners that made sense of the installation manufacturers sometimes vague descriptions, you all know the kind of thing I mean, anyway to the point, one of the things I think the manual is missing is a glossary of all the commands that are available and a basic description of their function, I know the info is there but it can bee a pain to find, I see plenty of posts in the noob section that say refer to the manual and a glossary would certainly help out those transferring from other formats and beginners. Also is there a list somewhere of those plug-ins that are compatible with the latest release? as after a small disaster with a plug in and an un-backed up game I'm a bit wary of using them.
Anyway I'm planning on doing the final bits to my game this weekend and handing over to my daughters for ridicule and testing, 5 rooms a beginning and an end although the win part is pretty lame it's a start, next game will be a higher resolution I think, I'm not a great background artist but I'm quite good at making up composites of other images so although not 100% original they look quite good. Having trouble with the implementation of puzzles/challenges but it'll come. Happy game building all.

T
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: straydogstrut on 05 Mar 2011, 12:42
Welcome to the forums TonyJ (and csaboo). Both good points I think Tony, although I personally haven't gotten beyond my initial ideas in all my time on the boards so I haven't had hands-on experience with the manual/plugins much. Maybe you should repost on one of the other boards and get a discussion going? Not sure which, maybe Adventure-related Talk and Chat or General Discussion. Probably wise to have a search for existing topics first though.

Sounds like you've already made a lot of progress, I look forward to seeing your finished game.

The AGS Awards (http://"http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/yabb/index.php?topic=42899.0") are tonight at 21:00 GMT, why not stop by on IRC or using the interactive game version Dualnames and Wyz made?=)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: BlankCanvasDJ on 11 Mar 2011, 03:13
Hello everyone!

My name is Daniel Rubinstein and I'm that guy who is doing the character portraits for Dave Gilbert's Blackwell Deception. I thought it might be a good idea to register and say hello in hopes that the game's credits won't eventually read "Artwork by the wonderful Ben Chandler, the fantastic Indrek Plavutsk and some guy you've never heard of in your life."  ;)

I'll probably be keeping quiet for the most part. I'm definitely a cartoonist, not a programmer, and when you guys talk programming I'm as lost as a snake in a shoe store. But I love adventure games and I've loved so much of what I've already seen in this forum and I'm looking forward to seeing more!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: ThreeOhFour on 11 Mar 2011, 22:32
Hey Daniel!

My name is Ben Chandler and I'm that guy who is doing the character animations for Dave Gilbert's Blackwell Deception.

Nice to see you around these parts, do join in the conversations at least a little!  :D
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Ascovel on 11 Mar 2011, 22:43
Hi Daniel,

You've just given me...

a snake in a shoe store.

...a wonderful idea for the title of my next game.  ;D
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: BlankCanvasDJ on 11 Mar 2011, 22:48
Nice to see you around these parts, do join in the conversations at least a little!  :D

:) Thanks, Ben! Love your work, by the way.

You've just given me...

a snake in a shoe store.

...a wonderful idea for the title of my next game.  ;D

That was the first phrase that came to mind and now I'd love to see it become a thing so, by all means, use it.  ;D
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Atelier on 11 Mar 2011, 23:12
I can imagine being a snake in a shoe shop would be pretty dangerous, I mean, they could be mistaken for a shoe lace and threaded to death in a painful manner :-[
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Dr Pancake on 16 Mar 2011, 20:36
Hello I'm Dr. Pancake. ;D

To be honest, I'm neither a Dr. nor a Pancake... (strange how nicknames start)

I've worked in videogames as an animator for more years than I'd like to disclose and stopped a couple of years ago.

Recently, a mate of mine and myself have decided to do a little game together. We both remembered the sort of games we both were fond of and decided that we would head towards making an adventure game.

We're in the very early stages right now, meaning character design, script, etc.

Anyway, hopefuly our creativity will start flowing and that we can start posting something of actual interest instead me ranting along(as usual?).  ::)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: BruisedWeasel on 23 Mar 2011, 01:39
Downloaded the client again. Thought I'd pop in say hi. Now, I don't promise I'll make anything, but dang it, AGS has never left my head and sometimes I get ideas. And well.. I still have to learn to use it.. and retrain my art skills... Um.. yeah. Hi.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Domino on 26 Mar 2011, 23:11
Hello AGS folk, My name is Shawn and I am from New York State in the USA.

I have never made a game with AGS, and probably will never make one. But glad to be a part of this nice community. You all seem like great people and hope to get to know you more.

Well, that is it for now. I may come around once and awhile, but hooked on Facebook for now.

Many Cheers to All..

Love, Domino  :)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: BackgroundMusic on 11 Apr 2011, 17:38
Hello all,

My name is Chris; I own a company called The Background Music Productions (TBMP), which licenses all original, top-notch background music, at an affordable price, for many forms of multimedia, including games.  I'm also a long time fan of AGS games (especially love the Ben Jordan series), so working with game developers out there is one of the very cool parts of running TBMP. And with 17 musicians on my team, covering all styles of music, we're a one-stop shop for the best background music. 

We welcome you to check out our online, royalty free licensing store that's perfect for all the AGS developers who need good music at a good price. You can find us at www.backgroundmusicproductions.com  We look forward to your business and helping your games ROCK.  Thanks!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Diegan on 07 May 2011, 23:38
Hi, I am from Spain, and very glad to have found this site :)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: accidentalrebel on 26 May 2011, 16:42
Hi guys,

Newbie here. My name is Karlo and I'm from the Philippines. I create lots of different games and this is the first time I am trying my hand on creating an adventure game.

I haven't played much adventure games. I have played Ben There Dan That, Broken Sword back on the PS1. And maybe the Ace Attorney Games if that counts. Oh, I also tried the Back to the Future game and the new Monkey Island game.

I've signed up here so I could be able to ask questions from the community and maybe share the game I'm currently creating.

Cheers
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: sincaruk on 03 Jul 2011, 03:34
Another Newbie here too.

My name is Luiz Sincaruk, I'm from Brasil (Yes, with 's'). I never made or worked in a game but I really want to do. So, I've heard about AGS engine and didn't waste my time for download it. In the beginning this engine looks complicated, but I guess it's normal someone without programming knowlodge think like that, after all no one born knowing.

I didn't play a lot of adventure games, actually they were all AGS made. I started with King'Quest remake and I like it :) I always liked games where you have to resolve puzzles like Silent Hill ,Resident Evil,etc. but I never heard about poin-and-click games, it was good to know about this game style and I decide create a game. Unfortunally, in certain moments in my life didn't have time to learn how to scripting, but now it's different.

Maybe I translate the manual in portuguese someday, just an idea.
I'm 16.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: ArKaN01D on 10 Jul 2011, 01:15
Hello, everyone!  :)

My name is Robert Murphy, I'm 14 and I've just started work on my first game project, (Escape from the) Cardboard Castle. This may be the first-ever adventure game with all cardboard backgrounds! So, I'm just starting with set construction, but I figured I'd best show my face here early! ;D I'm still stuck for sprites and music at the moment, and since I can't recruit team members until I've finished a game (bearing in mind that this is for a very good reason, of course) it might take a while before the game gets finished. In the meantime, I'll just keep up work on those sets!

By the way, I now am wondering if anyone would take this game seriously. :-\ It has a serious plot, but I'm not sure anyone can take seriously a game made of cardboard, of all things! :P Maybe the title's a bit too much, though.

Well, that's pretty much it!

Cheers,
Bob
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: NickyNyce on 10 Jul 2011, 01:43
Hello ArKaN01D,

 Games come in all shapes, sizes and colors, nothing wrong with the title, and I'd like to see the cardboard scenes too. You can post them in the critics lounge, maybe get some ideas from the people around the forums. Anyways, welcome aboard.   :) 
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: ArKaN01D on 11 Jul 2011, 21:22
Thanks, NickyNyce! I'll try to take a few pictures and post them in the Critics' Lounge next week!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: bunny-gypsy on 27 Jul 2011, 04:07
Hello!  :)

I am a 24-year-old female and I am new to making games.  
I am watching densming's Youtube videos and reading the manual and I am really enjoying working with AGS.
I also have fun drawing in MS Paint. I usually drew by hand or in Photoshop and Illustrator, so this was a different experience for me, lol.  ;)

I do draw... somewhat passable drawings and you can see some of my older stuff in my gallery http://bunny-gypsy.deviantart.com/gallery/ and my scrapbook page: http://bunny-gypsy.deviantart.com/gallery/?catpath=scraps

I'm currently trying to learn about perspective and anatomy, but I am a very slow self-taught learner and perspective is kind of confusing, so it's taking awhile, lol...

I'm working on my first, very, very, very simple "test" game and replacing the default stuff with my own graphics and learning the basic features of AGS.
I already have drawn and animated (badly, hehe!) my "test" main character and have finished my first room. Now I just got to draw the supporting characters, and keep watching the video tutorials and reading the manual to learn about Events and scripting.  :D I'm so excited just seeing my main character come to life on the screen! Can't wait to keep working on this project.  ;D

I was exposed to adventure games when I was younger through my father, who bought King's Quest games V, VI, VII and VIII. He would play them while I watched and figured out some puzzles with him. (I watch for pretty pictures and the exploration and stories than the puzzles, though). However,
my sisters and I played the Humongous Entertainment point-and-click games (such as Spy Fox, Freddi Fish, Fatty Bear, Pajama Sam, Putt-Putt) A LOT. (They were easier to finish compared to Sierra games, lol.)

My fav King's Quest was VII. I couldn't figure out how to play the older ones KQ1-4, because I can't figure out what to do and I had trouble figuring out what some of pixel things are (is that a bucket?), heh. I also loved Monkey Island 3 and Indiana Jones. (The older MI games were too hard and still are difficult for me.) I also played Roberta Williams' Dark Crystal, but I always died close to the end, heh....

My most recent adventure/click-and-point games were Sam and Max: Season I and now Sam and Max: Season II.  :D
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: ViktorijaValentina on 01 Aug 2011, 13:22
Bahaha... I honestly have no idea what to write about myself. Well, nothing that's interesting about me anyway.  ;D

My first name is Russian, my surname is Italian, I was born in Wuzburg,Germany, my parents are Yugoslavian, I speak Bosnian/Croatian and I currently live in Melbourne, Australia. Incase you want to know my name, it's Vanja.
I am a idiotic-15-year-old highschooler who enjoys nothing more then videogames and art. I think I'm pretty good at drawing, so here is a link to my gallery incase you guys want me to draw some portraits or something for your games: http://ultra-vanilla.deviantart.com (Shameless advertising? Most likely.)

I want to get into the gaming business when I'm older- and I'm keeping a close eye on my dream job: concept artist.  :=

Personality wise, I'm loud and lose track of my thoughts as quickly as I get them under control again. I'm often very friendly and empathetic, not to mention stupidly naive. I'm usually defined as the "slow-but-always-happy-bimbo".
I'm a proud procrastinator, but I still finish 99.9% of things that I start (Except... Homework. Shh. I still get good grades, so it's fine.)
I'm also very, VERY enthusiastic and easily excited by many things, and tend to try and spread the joy around. But, if I'm asked to, I can be serious and horribly honest. And I say horribly, because well, I've made a few friends cry with my bluntness. (Oops.)

I love heavy metal and rock music, but also have a open mind to other genres (As long as it doesn't include Pitbull, T-Pain or Lil' Wayne, I'm happy.)
I still watch Cartoon Network (Courage the Cowardly Dog is definately in my favourites) and watch anime SOMETIMES. I'm not a huge fan, but I tend to favour Animes aimed for older audiences, mostly because I hate how cliche they tend to be when aimed at teens (Although, I can admit, I still love Sailor Moon with burning intense pleasure. Such a cool anime  ;) )

I'm currently brainstorming and sketching ideas for a AGS horror game that I will begin making shortly, just as soon as the story and characters are bit more fleshed out. I imagine it being a Silent Hill styled, since that's one of the titles I tend to look at when I think "HORROR". That, and every Bratz game invented so far. -shudder-

And... That's about it from me.

TL;DR: I'm a martian that shoots chainsaws out of shotguns. Hell yeah.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Cine Beast on 15 Aug 2011, 02:57
Yo, I'm Cine Beast.

I'm a huge fan of AGDI and their King's Quest games, so I thought I'd take a crack at using AGS. I downloaded it just 2 days ago, but I feel that I'm making fast progress. I'm making a test game (I don't intend to upload it, just dabble around in it until I'm confident enough to work on something bigger) and have gotten the hang of the basics.

I'm not much of a programmer, so I'm very impressed with AGS: it holds your hand for most of the game design, and the scripting is straightforward (although I have yet to get into Global Variables).

I've been watching the video tutorials by Densming, and they're a huge help, although they're now a little out of date, so I've had to blunder around a bit.

I draw my sprites and backgrounds in GIMP, and am currently using sounds and music from some licensed video games. I have SONAR, so I can totally write my own music, I'm just very inexperienced at it, and this is a test game anyway.

I have some prior game designing experience because of my time with Mark Overmars' Game Maker, which I practiced with for 3 years before becoming overwhelmed: my brother continues to use it, though, and I have a hunch he'd love AGS too.

I'm glad to be here!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Slipshod on 24 Aug 2011, 20:48
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Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Deloria on 13 Sep 2011, 18:23
Hello! I've started feeling somewhat out of place at the forum I called my home for many years (TSL) and this place seems friendly enough, so I'm moving. :) That said, I've technically been here for years. :P I used to be hopeless at adventure games and always used walkthroughs and, I'm ashamed to say, frequently inflicted myself on the hints and tips section. :P Since then, however, my adventuring skills have improved, I've grown up, I've stopped using walkthroughs, I've grown up and I've learned to post with fairly decent grammar. :D I am extremely pretentious, but I like non-idiots. :) And adventure games. :) I'm currently replaying several of them because I'm clinging to my childhood. ::)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Calin Leafshade on 13 Sep 2011, 18:47
Welcome Deloria.

I am Calin Leafshade, lord of the trees!

*swings away*
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Lumpupu on 15 Sep 2011, 02:27
Hi everyone!

I'm Lumpupu, from the sunny and warm Spain (well, maybe not on February). I'm 25 and have been reading this forums since 2004, or well, the first releases of AGS, but never dare to register, till now... (yeah, talk about shy)

Well, i knowI'm nobody for the veteran (and aged) ags users here, as Calin, Steve McCrea, Pumaman -godhimself-, Nick Sideris, ProgZmax, Grundislav and everyone of these wonderful people who filled my expectations with games, since the good ol' days of lucasarts and Sierra. Also, thanks to CJ and the forums i discover the talent of Miez, M0ds and many, many people of the low resolution world (and cheers up to Dave Gil for his games!)

Maybe i sound a bit... extrange... odd... or plain freakish, but i feel like i've been in a summer camp with you, cause i laughted, cried, i even was happy for that guy-dont remember- who just got a new kidney! lol

Well, just wanted to say hello to all of you, once for all, and even i have never ended a single game I'm more of an artist-writer-voice actor myself) i wanted to share a bit of my passion with you all.

I'll be stalking (muahahahahaha) the forums as i usually do, but this time i promise writing a little.

Just for anybody interested:
Skills: Character-realistic portrait artist, a bit of backgrounds, a bit of midi music, dialog, funny dialogs, some crazy puzzle designing, voice acting
favourite pixel game: well, love the first MI, but i really loved the humour of the dialogs in The Dagger of Amon Ra (that's serious gaming, Roberta! -never a real fan of Kings Quest Saga... :P) and well, indiana jones, of course! OH, OH! AND BEN JORDAN (wiiii!)

favourite movie: well... thats difficult. Just to be original... i adore Austin Powers! lol and Shawn of the Dead. And all of Mel Brooks, man!
favourite meal: tortilla de patatas (potato omelette)

flaws: ive got terrible memory (maybe the adult ADHD I may have... xD or just absent minded...

dream: make my own game one day (its already fully written, but never goes far an alpha demo... >_<)

Hoping to help someday in a game! See you all!   ;)

Regards,
Lumpupu
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: William S on 03 Oct 2011, 12:55
Hey guys!

I'm William, I'm a musician, and I live in Oslo, Norway.
Always been a big fan of adventure games, and always wanted to create my own.
Downloaded AGS a few days ago, and I'm really having fun with it! ;D
This looks like a cool place to hang around, so I decided to sign up.
See you around!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: m0ds on 03 Oct 2011, 13:28
Thanks Lumpupu - that's nice of you to say! :) Welcome to you, and all the other new folk. Have fun
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Dualnames on 03 Oct 2011, 13:40
Welcome, m0ds to the AGS forum as well. Have fun here. :P
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: m0ds on 03 Oct 2011, 22:36
Goodbye Jim from everyone at AGS. Sorry to hear you are leaving forever.

 ::)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Dualnames on 04 Oct 2011, 20:24
Goodbye Jim from everyone at AGS. Sorry to hear you are leaving forever.

 ::)

I see what you did there. Jackass! :P
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Ponch on 04 Oct 2011, 20:38
Mods, Dual. I am going to miss both of you. I wish you could have stayed longer.  :=
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: darthkiwi on 06 Oct 2011, 23:14
Hi there! I've not played a huge number of AGS games but I've had great fun with a few (most notably Gemini Rue which was fantastic) and I've played a number of older adventure games. I've made a few games myself but with a language called Darkbasic Professional rather than AGS. Also, the community here seems really welcoming and nice and although I can't guarantee I'll be able to post regularly I'd really like to be able to pop in here now and then and post.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Lord Hemlock on 06 Oct 2011, 23:23
Hey folks, Hemlock here.  

I'm new to the whole AGS world.  I've been poking around, and have decided to work on a project, but more on that later.  I'm a long time gamer of many genre, especially adventure games.  I lost contact with them for quite a while, but got back into them when I found this site.  

For a little while, I've been working on Let's Play videos on youtube, but with my college schedule and my 30 or so hours of work, it's getting harder and harder to take the time and record and edit it.  I finished quite a few series, though, so if you're interested, check out the link near the end of this post.

I'm a 21 year old CIS major college student, which means I'm willing to sit through and read lines and lines of code and scripts until I understand it and can use it without any problem.  I'm will fix a problem, even if it has to take me some time.  I guess that just says I'm a big nerd, but I'm proud to be one.

I'm sure there have been plenty of people that say they are willing to take the time to create a game, they jump into the program, get discouraged, and give up.  I'm hoping to overcome that.  I've been carrying a notebook with me wherever I go writing down my story, my puzzle ideas, my characters, my rough (VERY rough) sketches for my characters and rooms.  I'm willing to take as much time as I can to get the design right as I try to poke around and learn the scripting.  Here is where I know I'm going to have the biggest problems.  I can't draw.  I am artistically impaired.  I know I'll need help, I just don't know how I would get that help.  I know I'm sure I'll hear practice makes perfect, and I'm willing to try, but man... I make stick figures look bad.  

But enough of me being all griefy on myself.  I don't have enough done to put this in the "In-Production" forum, so I don't really have a place to let people know about my game...  Let me at least tell you this, it's a humorous game using a Monkey Island style of art and humor.  It involves a crazy mad scientist, his mansion, and a test subject trying to get out.  If anyone is even slightly interested, let me know!  

Oh yeah, and here's the link to that youtube channel.
http://www.youtube.com/browndj3

I'll see you folks on the threads.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: PassionatePatty on 15 Oct 2011, 10:18
Hello all :) Greetings from north pole  :P
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: 10o on 17 Oct 2011, 19:50
Hello every one,

I'am 10o, 28 years old, from Germany

Since my childhood I'am a very big fan of Point n Click Adventures, so I often tought about making my own.
I tried to work with AGs about 4-5 years ago, but lost interesst very fast at that time (god knows why).

But now I'am motivated to create my own stuff.

I'am not learning for making a public game, instead I'am planning to make a private game together with a good friend (I'll take the AGS part).
The game will consist of our insider jokes/storys comined into a ridicoulous storyline, so it wouldn't make sense for others even playing this (exapt other RL friends of us).

I hope I learn fast and I hope I won't post tooo many stupid questions.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Eggie on 18 Oct 2011, 11:14
I have... never been to this thread before...

Hi new people! I am pretty much the big cheese around here but don't mention it to the others because they are jealous.

Bye new people! Be seeing yoooooooouuu
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Dualnames on 18 Oct 2011, 15:58
I have... never been to this thread before...

Hi new people! I am pretty much the big cheese around here but don't mention it to the others because they are jealous.

Bye new people! Be seeing yoooooooouuu

You're old, please go away :P:P:P:P
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Rakuen on 21 Oct 2011, 14:41
Hey everyone.

Recently found AGS and have been searching/researching the forums in secret.

Hopefully planning to make a game but I do get discouraged easily  :P

Decided to join as everyone here seems pretty mature and fair.

Well, see you around!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Domino on 21 Oct 2011, 15:07
Welcome to the Forums Rakuen.

Don't worry, we don't bite...much.

 ;)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Tuomas on 21 Oct 2011, 15:51
Nothing mature about this place really, but at least we'll be the right audience to in fact encourage you to fullfil your dream of releasing something, not the other way around! So welcome :D
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Darthhelmet86 on 30 Oct 2011, 13:00
Hello everyone I am DarthHelmet86 and have been playing around with AGS for a little bit now. Hopefully after I get a bit better at doing artwork I will be able to produce a classic game, until then I shall be around sucking up all the knowledge I can from better people.

I do Let's Plays on Youtube and stay at home looking after my little toddler. This gives me plenty of time to game and attempt to make a game as well. If only I could overcome the fact that I am lazy as all hell. :p
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: grayer on 03 Nov 2011, 04:05
Hey guys, just downloaded the program and was preparing to write a new scavenger game. Not a techno newbie as I'm a licensed teacher of it. But finally focusing on my personal "craft."  Looking forward to finding some geek tweaks and learning from the pros about the cutting edge as it changes!  It will be heavenly to be able to delve deep into it instead of just skirting the issues like I have to so with my students. Thanks in advance for the FAQ's, they've already saved me a headache!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Matagot on 23 Nov 2011, 20:44
Hello everyone!

I'm from the UK and a very very keen adventure gamer  ;D


Like most of you guys, I'm heavily influenced from the golden age of the adventure game, especially Amiga games.

My favourite adventure point 'n' click game I've played in the past are as follows:

Monkey Island
Monkey Island 2
Cruise for a Corpse
Operation Stealth
Lure of the Temptress
Beneath a Steel Sky
Hook
Simon the Sorcerer
Maniac Mansion
Curse of Enchantia
Legend of Kyrandia

So many games! So many great family memories as we always used to gather in the living room to play and solve them.  8) 8) 8)

AGS.... where have you been all my life? I've only just discovered you a few weeks ago!  ;D ;D ;D

Well, I'm off to achieve my dream of makin' a game  ;)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: gaarias on 25 Nov 2011, 03:10
Hey, I am the current new guy: greetings from Chile.

I have always liked adventure games. Back when multimedia was new, my father bought it, and we got a box full of games from various genres. On this box were Indiana Jones and the fate of Atlantis and Quantum Gate (does anybody remember this one?).

With these games I learned english.

Other games I like:

I have no mouth and I must scream.
Day of the tentacle.
The Dig.
Full Throttle.
Monkey Island series.

AGS games that I like.

Ben Jordan series.
Trilby series.
Blackwell series.
Gemini Rue.
Technobabylon series.

Big fan of music (Nine Inch Nails, etc). Also a compulsive reader.

Have a degree of Sociology.

Again, greets to all.  ;D
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Milos Regamer Jevtic on 29 Nov 2011, 23:05
Good day good people,even though it's 0000h here, i am known as Regamer here but friends call me MJ YaYaC.I am a begginer-amateur game maker, made a couple projects in 3dgs,rf,tgf2 BUT! AGS is infact the best gamemaking engine i ever used, my full name is Milos Jevtic and i am SERBIAN hope there are no racists here... I hope to make a carreer from game making, comercial or not. My current projects are: The Guardian(Watcher) (canceled just after completion) and Crimison Bath (currently being made) i can help out with sprites but animations are a no good on me.Also i can help out with story making. I'm a anime freak too. Also i make my own music,but i don't do requests. I am a big smoker, i am in fact smoking even now, while still tinkering around the global script for CB.I am 16 years old, i am usually writing from my phone, since i don't have internet on my pc, so i will post my games from my friends pcs, sorry for mistakes, these buttons are really small for my fingers, ...it hurts.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Daniel Eakins on 30 Nov 2011, 21:47
Hello all!

I'm a 24-year-old dude who goes by the name Daniel Eakins. I've been lurking on this forum on and off since 2008, but have only started using AGS actively since about a few weeks.

I discovered this engine thanks to the Cirque de Zale article on Wikipedia (which has been deleted since). So that was the first AGS game I played. It was followed by Nelly Cootaloot: Spoonbeaks Ahoy!, which remains to this day my favourite AGS game. I also really liked Cedric and the Revolution and Reactor 9 -- whose ending puzzle is one of the most memorable ever, in my opinion and among the adventure games I played, anyway.

I loved what could be seen of SPHINX too; it's a shame that one was never made.

See you around!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Lewis on 02 Dec 2011, 17:32
Why hello!

My name's Lewis. I spend my working day penning words about videogames for a variety of publications (BeefJack, The Telegraph, PC Gamer, Eurogamer, some other places sometimes). And then, at the moment, every spare minute I have is being poured into the creation of an AGS game. Which hasn't been announced yet. But will be. At some point. Probably early next year.

Great to be here!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Pikmeir on 07 Dec 2011, 16:41
New to the forums, and to AGS. After starting to play King's Quest VI for the first time again in years, I got curious how a game like that is made and found AGS in my search.

I'm not a hard-core adventure gamer, but I've played several adventure games before including (but not limited to):
King's Quest VI
Companions of Xanth
Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego (srlsly? this game sucked. Also the Magic School Bus series, lol)
Monkey Island
The 7th Guest

I'm 25 and I'm from LA, but I'm currently in Utah graduating college next week (serious temperature difference compared with LA).
I don't know any program languages well but I'm familiar with logic programming (and I have experience with RPG Maker 2k3), so I hope AGS scripting won't be too hard to pick up. Someday I'll make a game once I learn to draw good-er... er, I mean, more goodly. But I do speak 6 languages, 3 of them fluently - lulz (now if I could only get a job!)
Anyway I look forward to doing stuff here, and reading stuff.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: amiganer on 10 Dec 2011, 11:19
Hi, I'm new here.   ;D

My name is Michael, I'm 23 and I live in Germany. I've been a fan of adventure games for many years now and played many of the classics, including Monkey Island 1-3, Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis (talkie), Beneath A Steel Sky, Flight of the Amazon Queen, King's Quest V (talkie), Leisure Suit Larry 1, 5 and 6, etc.

I also tried making my own game with AGS about a year ago. But I kind of lost interest after a while.

I'm also interested in music and producing music myself. I've been composing music for some years now, though not for professional purposes. I'm currently studying music composition at the Deutsche POP Akademie. Anyway, I'd really like to collaborate with someone on a project here some day.


  

Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Ghost on 10 Dec 2011, 11:49
Gr dich, amigamer! Nice to see someone else cheerishing the Amazon Queen!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: m0ds on 18 Jan 2012, 18:11
Welcome to the new folks, quite an array of backgrounds there :) And as Ghost commented I'll second that Amazon Queen notion :D I checked this thread because someone called "The Todd" just registered and that made me chuckle  := AGS five!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: 8BitFreak on 22 Jan 2012, 13:21
Heya folks!  New AGSer here.  I'm no stranger to adventure/vintage gaming as well as programming, scripting and spriting.

When I was a kid and all my friends had Nintendo and I was the only one in the neighborhood with a Commodore 64 and turning in typed reports with my dot matrix printer which made my teachers suspicious that I was receiving "help" from my parents.  I started programming Basic when I was only 6 years old too.  I was crazy with the books and stuff so I absorbed that stuff pretty quickly.  Back then of course (late 80s) you couldn't google "how to program".

Unfortunately, technology has since leaped ahead and children teaching themselves computer programming has become commonplace and no longer seems to be as awe-inspiring.

I'm actually working on a game right now with another fella who is providing concept art and character sheets.  The game is based on a popular webcomic that he created.  I'm doing the spriting, animating, and pretty much everything else with some input here and there from him.  Game will probably be somewhere between 1 and 2 hours max to complete.  It's sorta just meant to be a joke with a punchline.

Originally, I was going to code my own engine from scratch in C++ but decided I could go third party to cut down the development time a bit since we'll have a lot of graphic work to do as it is.  I scoped out Visionary and Wintermute and was going to go with Wintermute originally but it's woefully under-documented and AGS by comparison seems to have a wealth of information available for it.  If I was trying to do something more high speed I'd probably go with Wintermute but we're doing this old school Sierra style so AGS seems to fit the bill perfectly.

This is a non-commercial project and we're not going for game of the year but just want to make a solid, funny and fun to play game.

Here's a sneak peak.  That's all my sprite/animation work there and like I said my friend provided me with character sheet which it's based off.  I phoned it in with the background because it's just for testing right now.  It's the basic idea but I'll sprinkle some zazz on it for the finished product.

(http://i.imgur.com/T4ZI4.png)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: trollsb on 31 Jan 2012, 19:24
Just posting the standard hey I just joined post that no one other than mods ever really read.

I found ags though searching adventure game welsh and then thought ooh I could make one so now I need to think more. I am learning Welsh and have always like adventure games, (I walked down the aisle to one of the tunes from monkey island) but also ags seems fairly flexible so maybe I can make some fun little vocab building games, I don't know yet.

I'm freshly 30, female and live in semi rural New South Wales in Australia.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Dualnames on 31 Jan 2012, 20:22
News flash, I think only me, m0ds, ben304 and CalinLeafshade read this. Perhaps even Wyz.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Ascovel on 31 Jan 2012, 20:33
Welcome to the forums Mr Dualnames! :)

Also, welcome trollsb and 8bitfreak! That alien planet scene definitely looks promising.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Baron on 01 Feb 2012, 01:06
Welcome Ascovel and Dualnames!  I like the cut of your jibs -you guys will go far around here.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: monkey0506 on 03 Feb 2012, 17:47
Welcome to the forums Dualnames, Ascovel, and Baron. We're a bunch of elitist jerks around here, so don't be perturbed if we're highly offensive to old farts like yourselves. :=

Anyway, anybody notice that AKATOSH IS BACK!? :D
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Cino on 12 Feb 2012, 23:07
Hey peeps!

I'm not really a newbie, but I've been gone so long that I might as well be. Last time I was active on this forum was back in 2008. I had some projects going on with AGS then, but life took some turns and I dropped working on those and coming on these forums altogether. Recently I found one of those projects and I got interested again, so maybe this time I'll manage to finish it. I was never too active here and I doubt anyone actually remembers me, since I didn't leave much of a footprint, but I always liked this community and it's good to see that a lot of the guys I remember are still here. I'll try to be a bit more social this time around and maybe I'll even work together with some of you at some point.

To say a few things about myself - I'm from Estonia, I'm in my late twenties and I work as a web developer. I first got into programming mostly because I wanted to make games, adventure games in particular and it's a dream that I never really let go. I also like producing music and play baseball.

Cheers!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Dualnames on 14 Feb 2012, 02:59
Hey Cino!

I remember your avatar!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: suicidal pencil on 14 Feb 2012, 03:39
So when do the initiations start for the noobs? If I had to shove a pickle up my ass and walk ten feet, then you KNOW I'm making one of them do it too  ;D

Dualnames, I'm looking at you here...

Anyvays, welcome one and all, and all in one! If a guy named qptain_Nemo asks you about hatches, just smile and wave...
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Kasander on 15 Feb 2012, 12:10
So here's where this thread was hiding! Somehow I couldn't find it before, and now accidentally stumbled upon.

I'm from Poland. I have some artistic background (traditional, new media, also literature). I've played quite a lot of adventure games since early 1990s. My virginity was taken by The Secret of Monkey Island (that was a major virginity-stealer back in the days, wasn't it?). My favorite adventure games are: Syberia, Machinarium, Sanitarium, Blade Runner. I also have a soft spot for Spellcasting series.

I was thinking of making my own games for a couple of years now. This thinking, along with games like LeWoltaire's Second Face and Ali's Nelly Cootalot, was what brought me to AGS community. I was like others in this thread, lurking around the forums for some time (a year or two) before I finally decided to try my luck making games (now that I have some time)...

Which reminds me: I've already made one game, for 2012 January MAGS competition (theme: Pub).
Look for Jonah's Place here:
http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/yabb/index.php?topic=45081.140

Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Eric on 23 Feb 2012, 08:27
Hi, everyone. I'm a newcomer to your boards, and have been devouring as many posts, especially in this sub-forum, as possible over the past week. I'm a long-time fan of adventure games, growing up with the LucasArts games (I had the NES version of Maniac Mansion), and some other less remembered games (I'm talking things like Jack Orlando (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Orlando) or Guilty (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Innocent_Until_Caught_2:_Presumed_Guilty)). I even coincidentally have an adventure game writer on my dissertation committee.

I've often thought about trying my hand at making a game before. I had a brief fling with text-based interactive fiction, the sort of precursor to adventure games, but was frustrated by the programming language I was attempting to use.

Now, inspired again, I'm here to give game making another shot. I look forward to being a contributing member here.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Wafflle Bombs on 24 Feb 2012, 12:41
Hallo all, Waffle Bombs here. I actually just discovered AGS a few weeks ago, but grew up playing them all the time. I'm currently in between work and college (it's expensive!), where I'm majoring in Journalism. Living in humid Florida, and enjoying every minute of it.

As far as my experience with gaming, I've spent my whole life playing them. Currently I'm focused on Battlefield 3 and playing through GTA IV again. But I don't have a lot of experience in the creation aspect. Last year I created a short, simple game with a friend, but looking back, it's terrible! But after stumbling upon 5 Days a Stranger a few weeks ago, I was once again hooked on adventure games. I spent the next few days playing it and finding other games, a lot of which were AGS titles. This sparked my curiosity, and a quick Google search brought me here.

Game creation has always been a dream of mine, and I hope I can create a decent title using this powerful tool. The main thing I can see myself struggling with is the art side of the project, but hopefully my skills will get better as I create the games.

Well guys, I hope to have a great time here, and I hope to become acquainted with all of you. Have a good one.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Evan Smith on 29 Feb 2012, 08:04
Greetings all  :),

I discovered AGS after reading some game related article I no longer remember that made a vague reference to "Adventure Game Studio". I thought to myself what is AGS and why haven't I heard of it before? I imediately googled it and a few clicks later found myself here. That was a few months ago now and since then I've quickly become impressed with what I've seen being done with AGS and it's potential as an engine. Another thing that impressed me is the community surrounding the engine which appears to be a robust and passionate group of people

I'm considering AGS as the engine for my next game development endeavour (which is planned to be an adventure game). The editor seems quite intuitive and efficient and the scripting language is quite similar to a language I'm already familiar with.

what else ..., I'm a Canadian, living on Cape Breton Island in the province of Nova Scotia, I'm an adventure game fan, my first computer was a commodore Vic-20, and my life clock has been glowing red for about 6 years now (Logan's Run reference  ;) )
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: caroM on 05 Mar 2012, 18:57
Hello there

I'm new to AGS and i choose it to make my first adventure game.
I'm from Italy and i'm 24 years old, i hope i can have fun with this community that seems to be great :D

I will tell more about the game when i have something that i can show to the community.

See ya around ;)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Yellow Knight on 05 Mar 2012, 20:05
Greetings, O High Lords of the AGS cyberkingdom!

I have assumed the name of Yellow Knight, as a satirical homage to King Graham in the first KING'S QUEST game who was, well, a knight with yellow skin. There were other humanoids with yellow skin in the first game, such as an elderly couple and the giant, but Graham himself is representative of nobility and potentially royalty. Yellow is a royal color in some countries, so it's as if is genetic skin mutation was nature's way of making his noble bloodline more apparent. If nature wanted to make Graham more biologically noble, it should have given him blue colored blood instead of red just to suit his ego. It's amazing that his wife and children were spared from Graham's unfortunate fate.

I am also a fan of a lot of the classic adventures, so that's that.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: straydogstrut on 05 Mar 2012, 20:34
Welcome folks, look forward to seeing your wonderful creations :)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: m0ds on 06 Mar 2012, 15:09
Welcome to the forums! Have fun  :)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Dualnames on 06 Mar 2012, 19:06
Welcome to the forums, m0ds. Have fun. Avoid qptain_nemo at all costs.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: DAISHI on 19 Mar 2012, 21:27
Hello everyone, DAISHI here. I've been seeking out adventure forums recently. I'm in mid production of my game, the Golden Anvil, for which all the backgrounds are already penned, the music complete, and the script halfway done. Just need them painted and inserted via the game engine. Hope to post more about it in the future. Anyway, hope to get along well with everyone here :)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: dannyy on 19 Mar 2012, 23:00
Im a newbie , just start playing gemini rue , and thought it was cool that , that sort of game is getting such high praise .

Anyway i am Dannyy and I love adventure games


I am going to try and make games for linux users as lets be honest there not much out there for people like me who use ubuntu

Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: RickJ on 20 Mar 2012, 06:29
Welcome to AGS. 

Being a Linux person you may be interested in the following tutorial that explains how to run the AGS editor in virtualbox.   Keep your game files on the Linux disk rather than than the virtual disk and test in window mode.

http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/yabb/index.php?topic=39118.0

In more recent times other peop-le have got satisfactory results using WINE.


Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: dannyy on 20 Mar 2012, 09:48
Thanks , that is fantastic ,
I was hoping I could use WINE to run AGS

Much appreciated info
Title: Hello from a new memmber
Post by: festilligambe on 05 Apr 2012, 15:41
oops aready posted this int he wrong area, for that I appologize.

I just thought I would say hello to everyone here at the forum. I grew up with adventure games, the first games I had for my tandy way back in the day were space quest and police quest, I soon moved on to getting each and every sierra made game and working though them. I also enjoyed the indy games and monkey island and Grim Fandango.  About the only game I never relaly got into were any of the myst titles until much later.  I learned about AGS a few years ago and thought it was amazing and decided to teach myself now ot use it to make a game. I tired for about a month but with work and my dyslexia I soon became fustrated and gave up. It was'nt until about two weeks ago I came up with a plan to motivate myself and set to it again.  My best friend is getting married this year and he and I both grew up playing hte same games and he collects old games; in fact, all my old game boxes were given to him for his collection. I decied I'd make a game staring him as a gift with a box, maunal... the whole 9 yards.  I got his fiance to sneak me into the house for reference photos while he was at work and within two weeks I've managed to make quite a bit of progress. Having learned some programing skills since my last attempt I've managed in only a couple weeks of evening work to have the first main part of the quest done. Added the ability to change clothes, cook food, gather items and animate objects. Most problems I've had I've solved just by lurking in the forums and searching for solutions. To the random people that have helped me and countless others by posting I would like to say thank you.  The wedding is later this year and after it is done I will certainly post the game someplace and make it available to be played.  I will definately be working on my own projects after this is compleated and look forwards to getting to know some of you on the forums.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Joshy on 08 Apr 2012, 11:36
Hey everyone!

I'm Josh, I've recently registered on the forums, but you could say that I'm not new here!  I've been reading for years actually, haha so I feel as though you're all sort of old friends, even though YOU don't know ME!

Well I finally decided to register because now that I've got enough experience in 3D programs (I use modo) I'll probably be able to create a game, and I've also recently purchased a Wacom Pen and Touch, so I'll be able to create far better 2D digital paints in photoshop now! :)

Also, I've just started helping DazJ out with music for his game :D

Hopefully I can become a valued member of this community, as I absolutely adore the friendly vibe you guys have here.  It's all super inspiring.  I love it.

Anyway, cheers, you'll see some of my stuff around the forums soon hopefully :)

Joshy.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Tentacles on 10 Apr 2012, 20:19

 I guess I should of introduced myself before posting the recruit a team thread.V_V

 Anyway, I'm a dark science fiction writer that used to develop for an rpg engine, however I've found that I prefer point and click games now for whatever reason. I might put my thread up later, after I get done porting the project.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: crzikrn on 27 Apr 2012, 19:44
Hello! I'm Karam (a Korean-Panamanian who feels comfortable thinking and speaking in English)
I recently decided to make games, for the sake of doing it and feel great and express myself! So I'm pretty excited-

I got into adventrue gaming with Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, I remember playing it with my dad.
It definitely left a big mark in my life. I always remembered such genre eventhough I was an elementary school kid.
Never forgot about it.

Recently... well not recently, many adventure games are stirring me up. Like Ben there and Dan  that then Gemini Rue and soon Stasis
And of course the AGS community as a whole with their many games have really encouraged me to go for it!

A little about me;
I'm a media designer, focused more on print layout design, typography, and on creative directing.
With interests in new medium games, films (web), blogs, smartphones, blah blah.

Hope I have fun making games and joining the community!
Glad to be here!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Snarky on 02 May 2012, 13:11
Cool. Welcome to AGS! Fate of Atlantis was my real introduction to adventure gaming as well (I'd played a little Shadowgate and KQ1 before, but never really understood what the hell was going on).

Good luck with your game making! A design background should serve you well.

(Welcome also to our other recently registered members.)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: NassimMk on 08 May 2012, 15:30
Hello , my name is Nassim I'm interested in AGS because I love epic, multi-player and RPG games.
I am a good programmer and excellent in Java scripting.
I'm 14 and grew up in Canada - Ontario! I love listening to music my favourite artists are: Justin Bieber, Chris Brown, Usher etc.
Favourite Band: One Direction, the Wanted!
so if you wanna talk drop me a PM
See Ya!!! :)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: WesTheBotMaster on 11 May 2012, 22:12
Hey, i'm Wesley, I have been playing with the idea of making graphic adventure games for a while, and through my searches in google I found the AGS.

I've played almost every Lucasarts adventure game out there, from Maniac Mansion to Full Throttle, but my favorites are the Monkey Island series.

I have some experience in C/C++/Java programming and am fairly artistic.

So that's my basic intro, see you around the forums!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Sane Co. on 12 May 2012, 03:45
I just realized that this thread was here. Too late though. And welcome, Wes and NassimMK.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: LiquidNitrogen on 16 May 2012, 00:52
Hi, I found AGS after my daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed playing Life of D. Duck II.
We live in the bush in New Zealand and have a solar panel to run our laptop, and have no running water.. we have recently relocated a 120 year old house there to live in, so we no longer have to live in the hut which I made out of tree branches! (although the house has almost as many holes as the hut did)

My daughter has designed and illustrated a short game which I scripted in AGS. It was completed almost a year ago, but I will try to upload it within the next week for everyone to have a look at.

I have been making [crappy/unfinished] games using the euphoria programming language for the last 15 years. Finding it much easier to put things together with AGS. My plan for my next game isnt going very well at the moment, because I keep falling asleep with the pencil in my hand before I manage to write anything, But I'll come up with something new one of these days!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: LTGiants2000 on 16 May 2012, 18:03
LiquidNitrogen, I am interested in seeing what you and your daughter have worked on!

I didn't realize this thread was here either so here is my go at it. My name is Rob I am a 31 year old father of 5 and I live in Phoenix, AZ. My best friends growing up were Graham, Larry, Guybrush, Roger and all the crew (along with an extensive collection of buddies from Nintendo). I am an OG when it comes to playing the adventure games and I have dabbled in creating games in the past however I've never actually created one. I love the fan made & original games that I've seen with AGS and I had to join the community. It's very inspiring to see people start something like this and finish it.

I am a semi-professional (I prefer that over amatuer) voice actor, mostly specializing in corporate and training videos however I would love to work on projects that allow me to be creative and involved. I am a decent writer and I am tech savvy so I could also offer insight or assistance in multiple areas. If anyone needs voices for their voice pack, hit me up! Thanks!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: amateurhour on 16 May 2012, 21:49
Another wild new guy appears!

Hello, I'm Johnathon and I'm a 28 year old IT Monkey for a very large company that I hope to one day escape from so that I can focus on what makes me happy. Like everyone else born in the 80's I grew up with adventure games, my favorite being Maniac Mansion (NES version). I've always wanted to create a game, and took a few years of C++ programming in college (10 years ago, so don't hold me to it) but I've dusted off the old textbooks and decided that there's no better time to get back into the thick of it.

I founded Pink Pineapple Ink with my wife in 2011 as a place to house our separate webcomics that we create and also as a place that will one day house our massive media empire as we toil away on paintings, novels, comics, and one day a small line of entertaining adventure games. (hopefully)

Between picking up the Monkey Island series on the Steam Summer Sale last year and seeing all the fantastic Sierra talent that's recently come back into the spotlight thanks to Kickstarter, I got the bug to finally jump back into the passion project that is creating an adventure game.

Looking forward to hanging around and hopefully contributing to the AGS machine of awesome.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: tjohnman on 07 Jun 2012, 00:09
So, I've been lurking these forums for some time now, and since I'm about to make my first (or second, actually) post, I figured I'd do the polite thing and introduce myself here first.

I'm 25 and been into game design and general programming for almost all my life. I've done some work in C++, Java and Actionscript, but never attempted to make anything related to adventure games. Not because of technical impediments, but because I've always had a lot of respect for the genre and poor confidence in my artistic skills.

A couple of months ago I started my first serious game project with some of my friends and began to slowly get the gist of basic game design.

Making an adventure game has always been a dream of mine. One I wouldn't want to kill early because of hastiness or by making sloppy decisions. I feel I've been delaying it for too long now, so I guess it's time to get my hands dirty.

I'm looking forward to see what becomes of all this!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: EchosofNezhyt on 07 Jun 2012, 00:51
I'm 20 so I was pretty young when these games (I think) were popular but I like the style and the way things play out there just isn't much like it nowadays and I still have great memories of a few oldies I played.
I doodle in my free time and pretty much all day back when I was in school so I'm not to shabby at it. Right now I'm going to college to be a cop and was joining the army but right before I went to meps I found out I was missing a aims test(Personality test) and some how I failed that so I gotta wait a year. So I'm trying to make a pripyat based adventure game in my freetime.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: jannar85 on 07 Jun 2012, 00:55
Hi!
I've been hiding in the dark for the last couple of years. From time to time, I've occasionally dropped by to say hi. Still kicking, more or less.

I did the famous ASAP Adventure and Bluecup on the Run, before I disappeared with Roger Foodbelly. A very promising game that's been going on for maybe as long as I've been a member here, on and off. Just like myself.

That's still kicking too btw.


I'm at the moment refreshing my old games, and never-before-seen sequels and other games I found on my old dusty hard drive.

And I decided to come home. At last.

And I'm Atle btw, but you can call me jannar.
27 year old veteran. Still living in Norway.
Still developing Roger Foodbelly.
Still me :)


Welcome to everyone else! If this still is the amazing community it once was, then you're in for a great ride.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Babar on 07 Jun 2012, 06:59
Hey Jannar! I didn't realise you were gone!

Is your sprite site up somewhere still?
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: jannar85 on 07 Jun 2012, 11:12
Sprite site.... Hmmmm.. I can't really say that I remember what you are referring to.
If so, I didn't create any of the sprites. I know c_leksutin (I think it was) posted some free sprites.
Sure you don't mix anyone else with me? :)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Babar on 07 Jun 2012, 11:34
I...I guess I may be :(.

Maybe someone else whose name starts with J? Had a website with a huge list of spritesheets from several adventure games.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Adder on 15 Jun 2012, 21:37
Hello all,

My name is Eric and although I've been enjoying AGS and these forums for about a year and half now, this is only my second post. I am an artist and since childhood have had a deep love of adventure games - and a desire to create (at least) one. A friend and I had been haphazardly working on a few stories for some time and when we discovered this wonderful program, we decided it was time to throw ourselves into it properly.  It has been a very steep learning curve, but I am loving the opportunity to contribute to the genre so close to my heart.  I find the potential to mix visual art, storytelling, sound, movement and the more abstract logic that I'm being forced to develop in order to make the code work, truly thrilling. So thank you Chris Jones for this program and all you other AGSers for your unwitting assistance in my teething problems.

For anyone who may be interested, I've recently posted a few 'in production' photos of some backgrounds here:Adventure Game Pictures (http://www.erichenshall.blogspot.fr/2012/06/more-adventure-game-images.html).  I hope to be able to post on the 'in production' thread in the not-too-distant future, my fingers are crossed.

I am glad to be a part of this community.
Thanks
Eric
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Babog on 08 Jul 2012, 04:02
Well, now that I've opened my big mouth anyway, I might as well say "hello." I was a teenager during the Golden Age of adventure games and I still carry my collection of old games with me everywhere I move. I have been playing with AGS off and on since 2004, but only really had the time and energy to start a real game last November. Having a blast!
My day job is in film post-production. I'm also a tribal-fusion bellydancer, and part-time metal chick. I speak really terrible Finnish.
I've been reading these forums for so many years I'm really excited and completely terrified to speak to you all!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Tabata on 08 Jul 2012, 06:17
Hello Adder and Babog!

    (http://www.smileyvault.com/albums/userpics/12962/welcome~0.gif)

Hope you have a lot of fun and wish you luck with your projects.
Show them to us as soon as you are ready for it - we always like to see something new  :grin:
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Jaffles on 16 Jul 2012, 03:55
Oh! Hadn't noticed this thread before now, otherwise I would've (and probably should've) posted sooner! My name is Cutler and I've been interested in Adventure Games since I was a young'un watching my older sibling play the HER Interactive Nancy Drew games on our old Compaq '97! I'm a cartoonist/student by day and my very good friend (who also happens to be my cousin) and I have been drawing and creating a universe we call "Reon" for now about seven years. We decided we wanted to create a series of adventure games with our characters, and my search for a program to help us achieve that goal led me here. I've met a few of you throughout my ramblings on these forums (Mainly on the help section!  ;)) but it's nice to formally introduce myself, and I hope to make the acquaintance of many more of you guys in the future! This is a real great community you've got going on here, so many great ideas and exciting projects, I don't even know where to start!  :-D
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: fire on 21 Jul 2012, 20:47
Hello! Been lurking a spell, and finally registered.

I think my first graphic adventure was Larry Vales several years ago, downloaded from Home of the Underdogs. Since then, I've gotten familiar with the LucasArts and Sierra games, the freeware games, and the more recent commercial adventures from Telltale Games, Wadjet Eye, and others.

I'm also interested in interactive fiction and visual novels, the father and ... Japanese cousin? ... of the graphic adventure.

I'm interested in learning AGS and Construct Classic. The End?
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: AnarchyOpteryx on 15 Aug 2012, 08:38
Hi, total newb here.

I'm primarily a fan of fantasy style adventure games like King's Quest and  Quest for Glory.

No clue how much I'll be poking around here. I think AGS is a pretty cool thing and would like to dabble around with it more. It'd actually be nice to find a group of more newbie people who wanted to work on a project together.

Anyway, that's all for now.

Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Xionix on 31 Aug 2012, 07:37
I have been on the AGS forums for while, but I did not notice this thread. I love write, mostly poetry and short stories, I also like to read and puzzles, so I think that is why I love adventure games. My native language is spanish and I'm 26 years old. My favorite sport is boxing (Manny Pacquiao is the best) I discover this community some time ago, and I just fell in love with it, is good to see some quality games, and not only that, also the passion of making a game, and how ppl from far away get together to creates those masterpieces. I not discover adventure games as a young age, so my love for them have nothing to do with nostalgia. I just hope ppl keep making these games and AGS keep living forever, and thx to Chris Jones for creating the engine, he create a path that I know ppl will keep walking on it for ages to come.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Palmer on 13 Sep 2012, 09:44
Howdy??
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: OG on 22 Sep 2012, 02:42
Aright folks, I'm an indie game maker from the glen. I'll keep you posted  :=
Title: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: hzibadel on 07 Oct 2012, 06:59
Hello everyone, im just statring ags but i really wanna play the game that is shown on tbe front page of ags site white the download button is there, is seems so cool, please let me know the name of game

thanks
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Billbis on 30 Nov 2012, 17:46
Hello dear community ! You don't know me yet, but I have read you from time to sime since I discovered AGS eight month ago. You heard about me only today because I was mainly present on the french forum (http://adventuregamestudio.fr-bb.com/). Because I am one of these froggies, you will have to deal with my non-native english.  :-[
But anyway, you will heard more about my projects soon...
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: dactylopus on 01 Dec 2012, 04:10
Well hello there!

I'm a long-time lurker here at the AGS forums.  I've been following a lot of great projects over the years, and have been inspired to work on a few of my own.

I've been a fan of Adventure Games virtually forever.  I used to make my own adventures using QBASIC and Hypercard in the old days, but I was just a kid and never thought I could ever make real games.  Now, it's something I plan to pursue.  I am also an independent musician, and have written the soundtrack to a game in production by a friend.  I look forward to sharing that with you, and more.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: IndieRetroNews on 03 Dec 2012, 12:42
Hi all, I'm the admin and news contributor of http://www.indieretronews.com/ I'll be writing up articles on some of the games posted here for our site!

However can I just say that the sign up process nearly put me right off from joining it really didn't need that many questions. Then right after to enter display letters which was very difficult to read. However I'm here now :)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: CaptainD on 03 Dec 2012, 13:56
Glad you made it through the process!  I hope you won't be scarred for life...  8-)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: tamatic on 05 Dec 2012, 05:31
Heys, I am new here.


Sam and Max and The Dig onwards I always have appreciated the point&click genre, from some distance I might add. My favorite bigger title is the old Broken Sword -from before it got slaughtered. :-P  Ashamed to say I never played Monkey Island, Space Quest, or kept up to date with what been going on in the adventure game-sphere.

Neither do I think of myself as a real gamer, I just love games.  Hehe, even before I learned how to manipulate *.bat files in the DOSeditor I been facinated by the idea of making games. And almost a decade ago I made a few tiny point and click games in Flash, hahaha... But I won't bother you with those.

I am here because a sense of community can perhaps help fight some procrastination, lol, or enable it. Either way... this AGS tool seems potent.

Here is a list of free programs I like(d) to use:
FT2
MilkyTracker
musagi
sfxr
Audacity
Blender
Sculptris
GraphicsGale
GIMP (well I don't really like the use of the GIMP, but you get the point)

As you can derive from the list I am not a scripter. It's the big bottleneck for me. But with sweat, modding and using examples I can make things work. So THANKS in advance for all those user made modules and templates! -I already looked into some of them.
I hope I can add AGS to that list soon.

So yes, hi.
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Post by: Shane on 12 Dec 2012, 21:02
I'm Shane.

Prior to 2011, I found out about AGS and I tried making a game, but unfortunately, my previous computer decided to start crashing randomly, thus everything on that computer is gone out of existence. I hope that I will try making a game in the future, and I actually remember several of the scripting commands I used.

As of posting this, I'm 16 years, 9 months, 2 weeks and 3 days old. I enjoy playing video games and making mods of Cave Story. I am also (trying to) make a (very limited) RPG, and I am also working on two fan fictions. How I can divide my time like that, I have no idea.

I live in Gansbaai, South Africa, I have 29 fears (still in counting as well as very perplexing; who would have a fear of mirrors?), and my favourite colours (always in this order) are green, red, blue, yellow, orange, pink, black and white. I have a cat named Simba. I remember random dates, such as the day I got my first detention, the day that my first cat Raichu got killed by a car, et cetera. I also memorized 756 in June 2010, because I was bored in Maths class. According to most people in my hometown, I am "weird, crazy and random" - which, in my opinion, is kind-of true.

These days, I'm a high-school dropout, because I refuse to get detention for something that only five other students did (the entire class got one). Sometimes I make random poems. I think said poems are horrible.

...

I hope I'm not overdoing my first post here :undecided:
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: johnno56 on 28 Dec 2012, 11:37
G'day!

I am Australian. Married with three grown children and six grand-children.

I answer to a lot of different names, but, I prefer John.

I have been on this planet long enough to remember when the first "home" computers were developed. Next to my addiction to Star Trek (all versions - except for the animated series...), computers have been my passion since I built my first machine back in 1979.

I am familiar with Adventure Games (including Interactive Fiction), but when it comes to using Adventure Game Studio, I am a complete noob. I have just finished downloading and installing AGS and signed up for this forum. I have played many (and I mean "many") adventure games and I am keen to try my hand at creating my own. It is my intention to read through the FAQ's, manuals and tutorials, first. When I have done that, I am sure to have many questions. This is where I will be relying of other forum members for guidance.

I look forward to getting to know you guys and eventually picking your brains for answers.

J
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: CaptainD on 28 Dec 2012, 12:08
Welcome Tamatic(DUDE UR FOTOSHOP SKILLZ IS AWSUM!), Shane (yes listing your favourite colours in order is a bit strange  :P) and John (reading the manual etc BEFORE posting questions?  You've already earned big brownie points with a lot of people here!)/ 
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Ghost on 28 Dec 2012, 12:57
I look forward to getting to know you guys and eventually picking your brains for answers.

Greetingage, sir- I hope you'll enjoy your stay; you sound like the perfect target group for good old, retro adventure game-making!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: miguel on 28 Dec 2012, 13:40
Just a small advice johnno56, don't be intimidated by a dancing cow that lurks the forums.
Welcome!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: johnno56 on 28 Dec 2012, 21:49
Miguel,

Thanks for the advice. I am rarely intimidated and, having lived on a dairy farm, I can assure you that cows do not dance. But, if I see one, I will try not to laugh too loudly....

J
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Tildy on 30 Dec 2012, 22:19
Hello,

My name is Tildy, and in spite of the name I'm actually from a North American country. I'm a student of creative writing and have been working with AGS for the last six months with (thus far), producing one very short game and nothing even remotely worth spitting at. I blame this on the fact that I'm a triple threat (can't draw, can't code, can't design puzzles). I'm sort of relying on my writing to, if not carry me through, then at least drag me through by the shoelaces.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Blaze on 31 Dec 2012, 11:40
Welcome to the board Tildy. There's tons of useful threads, info and members here. I'm sure you'll be able to improve quickly. Good luck :)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Lord Vetinari on 03 Jan 2013, 11:03
Hello, Lord Vetinari here. I've been lurking the site and forums since AGS 2.7 or something like that. I made a couple of small test games, now I'd like to try my first publicly released game, so I registered.

In real life I'm a professional graphic and comic book author, so I think I can manage graphics and writing; unfortunatly I have a weird relationship with programming, let's call it unreturned love. I like it but it doesn't like me, so bad stuff happen.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: CaptainD on 03 Jan 2013, 11:17
Hello, Lord Vetinari here.

Always nice to welcome another member, especially when they're clearly a Discworld fan!  ;-D
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: TastyCloud on 16 Jan 2013, 22:25
Greetings, Tasty Cloud here.

I installed AGS 3 days ago, messed around with it, tried a few games, and I am quite satisfied by this tool's potential. I might even be able to finish creating a game this time, thanks to AGS! I get quickly fed up with coding... But not with level design, especially if it involves puzzles! I've acquired a range of skills during my life... Game design, writing, level design, art, programming. I'll just try and show you my potential if I can ever do something worth showing :)

It's my first time here, I never visited the forum before apart from google results when I was stuck with a problem with AGS. I might not write often; for now, I'm mostly here to say a "Thank you" to the creators of AGS, those who answer on the technical forum and to my roommate (who reminded that AGS existed).
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: SDA on 17 Jan 2013, 21:47
Hi, I'm SDA. It's an acronym for something from a game I'm working on with the AGS engine. I plan on it being a paid product, but I won't talk much about it until I get a demo out. I'll do my best not to annoy too much in the technical forums for help, but the only things planned out are the story and the characters, so I'll be using some pre-done stuff to practice what I'm doing until the artist I'm working with has time to make stuff.

Anyway, I'll do my best here. I don't post on forums much because I'm worried I'll say something wrong, so I hope to stick around here.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Spectre53 on 22 Jan 2013, 21:15
Hello all, I'm Spectre53, and I have been working with AGS for a few months now. I wanted to finally register and be a part of this community to help advance my knowledge and talk with others who share my love for adventure games! So hello to you all :)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Lasca on 24 Jan 2013, 18:44
Hello!
I'm Lasca and I've been using AGS for about a year, but just recently started to post in the forums, and even more recently (just 5 minutes ago!) found this thread, so an intrpduction felt in order.
I'm 27 years old and live in Sweden. I work as an theatre actor and director, but during spring this year I'm home with my baby daughter. You might think that would leave a lot of time for game creation. Alas, no.

Anyway, for about 30 minutes a day I try not to work on the two other, much better games I came up with after starting to work on this:
http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=47100.0
This is my first game, which I've been working on for... some time. And will complete before summer.

Before starting off on this game I knew (almost) nothing of creating visual art or scripting, and although I feel I'm making good progress in the art department, programming is harder for me. I make things work (usually because of the ags wiki, the manual or these forums. Thanks!), but I always have this lingering feeling that I don't fully understand exactly what I'm doing. Anyways.
I love adventure games and I love working with AGS. This is a really nice forum with a (usually) civil and friendly tone, so I'll be around some more. Hope to see you!
Thanks for making me feel welcome even without knowing it.
/Lasca
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Vulcan Assassin on 31 Jan 2013, 18:24
Greetings.

I am a huge fan of the old Sierra adventure games, and have been ever since was introduced to them as a child in the late 80's. A while back I found the AGD Interactive remakes of the King's Quest Series, which led me to finding Adventure Game Studio. At first I was unsure of whether it would be for me as I am not a programmer, and the closest I have come to making games is making simple game mods for myself like custom textures/dialogue/fonts/hud/etc - just simple stuff really.But I have always wanted to make my own game(s), specifically something just like the old Sierra/LucasArts Point and click adventure games. And I am pretty tech-savvy, and use a lot of Linux and such - so after dabbling with AGS and doing some "beginners" research I feel like I can really make it happen. This  FREE  :smiley: software is great, and the games people are making with it are fantastic. I am excited to contribute.

MY GOAL HERE: I intend to create a game in the style of an older Sierra Adventure game, something that reminds me of the graphic style of the first 3 King's Quest or Leisure Suit Larry Games (I figured that is a good place to start as my art skills are... weak, and I love the simple yet creative graphics of those titles). As for the gameplay itself, I am a fan of comedy, fantasy, and sci-fi, so I hope to implement those traits in an environment that is funny, and doesn't take itself to serious; like the earlier Leisure Suit Larry games. Like I said, I am new to this, and I look forward to creating and learning with the people here!

Thanks for reading.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: CitizenParagon on 12 Feb 2013, 07:33
Hello!

I've finally resolved to stop dithering and try my hand at making my own game. For the last few months I've been going back and replaying some of my favorite classic adventures, as well as filling in a lot of the gaps in my play history and trying out a lot of the really inspiring indie adventures that have come out in the past half decade.

I hope to be helpful to others as I'm able and chipping in on others projects were I can.

My goal for my first game: Don't get over ambitious, keep it simple, avoid attempts to 'innovate' at all costs, and learn learn learn. I figure I've got a few rotten games I have to get out of my system before I start making anything worthwhile.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: CaptainD on 12 Feb 2013, 23:02
Welcome to all the new guys and gals!  Look forward to seeing what you come up with in the next few weeks / months / years.  :-D
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: GarageGothic on 13 Feb 2013, 05:51
Hi, I'm kinda a n00b-again werewolf, something brought me back to an old laptop where AGS was installed - now I kinda have a ton of game code to sort through and patch, but happy to be here. Hope you'll take good care of me, cheers and hooray for AGS-blue, my gfavorite theme.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Bernie on 13 Feb 2013, 15:52
Welcome back, GG! I also haven't been around for a long time, but it's good to be back. Hi again, everybody!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Haggis on 14 Feb 2013, 13:09
I'm probably not really a newbie, been lurking and sporadically contributing on here for around 5 years, but guess I should officially introduce myself. I am Haggis. I stumbled upon AGS way back when I decided I wanted to create my own Monkey Island style game. Been working on my game for a few years now, hoping to complete it this year... although I said that last year too.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Sleepless_Arcane on 19 Feb 2013, 13:06
Good Evening and hello everyone,

My name is **** but you can call me by my online name, Sleepless Arcane. This identity is actually for my poetry side. Anyway, I am going to be 24 this year, and I came across this forum because of searching for an old game that I used to play, but I have forgotten the title. I was attracted to this community after I saw this link.

http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=46933.0

It was hilarious and made my day. Ergo, I thought to myself, 'Why not I join this community and try to mingle around and participate'.

Anyway, if you can see, I just joined and I am actually not internet savvy kind of person. I am right brain and left handed, and I love to read and write, and play games.

That is all, thank you for taking your time in reading this post...
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Renal Shutdown on 31 Mar 2013, 02:29
Hello.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Babar on 31 Mar 2013, 03:47
Iqu! You're not a n00bie! Where you been? How you been?
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Renal Shutdown on 31 Mar 2013, 04:40
I'm pretty much a n00bie again these days.

As for where and how I've been, I moved away, fell hopelessly in love (don't ask), had four or five mental breakdowns, tried to kill myself a bunch of times and now I'm about 30 foot from where I was 5 years ago.  All in all, a complete waste of time, effort, money, other pseudo-currencies.

More importantly, Babe, (Babs? Bib? Elephantitus? John Hurt? Barbara Windsor? Hootie McBoob? Er.. What the hell did I use to call you?) how have you been?



I apparently joined -this- forum in 2002, and I was a non-member lurker on the ezBoard.  It's had a major overhaul since I was last here, with blue being replaced by, er..  speckled grey?  Over those 11+ years I've been around, I've achieved the sum total of absolutely bugger all.  It's gotten to the point now that I'm actually starting to take pride in my colossal ineptitude.  I'm slowly becoming the crazy uncle you keep locked in the attic, who's dragged out for dinner parties (with corks on the forks so I don't hurt myself).
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Renal Shutdown on 31 Mar 2013, 04:43
My name is **** but you can call me by my online name, Sleepless Arcane.

Hello, Dave, Paul, John or Azri?

As for this game you used to play.  Can you give us any details about it?  There's a pretty decent chance one of us has played it (or possibly made it), so we should be able to identify it for you.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Babar on 31 Mar 2013, 04:53
It was babe! One of the few people alive to call me so :D. Glad you're somewhat settled now (same place in the span of 5 years counts as settled, right?), and I've been mostly okay!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: rhyme on 07 Apr 2013, 23:48
Hey all, just joined.  My friend started to make an AGS game many years back (he may join the forums too) and recently we decided to work on one together.  However I have no AGS experience, but some web coding and graphic design skills.

The game is still in planning stage but will be a surreal, more serious tone, set in the early part of the 20th century.  We're probably going to use 1st person perspective because its easier... not sure what else to say so... hi!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Tabata on 08 Apr 2013, 01:07
(http://www.smileyvault.com/albums/userpics/12962/welcome~0.gif)

Welcome on board and have a nice time creating with AGS!

See you around  (http://www.smileyvault.com/albums/userpics/12962/bye.gif)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: CaptainD on 08 Apr 2013, 10:31
Howdy rhyme!  I suggest that your friends signs up using the name reason.  Then you already have your studio name sorted!  8-)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Colb on 10 Apr 2013, 21:00
Hello!

I love adventure games, and just stumbled over this site, and i just had to become a member. I have never made an adventure game, and i'm just here to meet other adventure fans and enjoy the ride :)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: CaptainD on 11 Apr 2013, 08:29
Howdy Colb!

Just remember, just because you never have made an adventure game doesn't necessarily mean you never will...  :-D

Enjoy the ride anyway!

Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Lizardfolk on 12 Apr 2013, 07:39
Hey everyone, I just recently started looking into AGS as I'd like to get into the DIY scene of video games.  Some super quick background about myself, my education is actually in screenwriting and fiction theory in college and, well, seeing as it's hard to get a job as a script doctor or story editor at production companies I've switched careers and I'm now in grad school studying video game producing.

I've always felt that games lacked a large part of humanity that a lot of other mediums have explored but since the huge wave of indie games (and some triple A games that are trying to be more than action games) I'm starting to realize that this is changing rapidly and I'd like to join the fray!  I'm afraid I might be a little late to the party however but I'd like to take a crack at some DIY games and see where I go anyway.

So, I'm excited to join this community and hopefully become an active part in seeing the interesting side of games.  Oh btw, my best gaming memories are actually not on console but on PC with P&Cs!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: JFalcon on 14 Apr 2013, 09:28
Greets!

My name is Joe and I currently live in the US.  I've downloaded and started to learn how to use AGS several years ago, but my workload at the time didn't allow me to devote much time to working on a game.

I grew up with interactive fiction, starting with Colossal Caves, Scott Adams' Adventures as well as the Infocom interactive fiction.  As the genre evolved, I became a fan of Sierra's games, owning several of the games and collections over time, from King's Quest, Space Quest, Police Quest, Leisure Suit Larry and Quest for Glory.  I also became enamored with LucasArts' games, especially the talkies, such as Day of the Tentacle, Sam & Max Hit the Road, The Dig, Loom and Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis.

I had created two interactive fiction games as a hobby many, many years ago and after having played graphical "point & click" adventures, wanted to eventually create one of my own.  I am a software developer who will probably be more comfortable with scripting and logic, but will most likely fall short in the graphical arts and music category (although I am very willing to grow and learn in that arena).

I hope to become a contributing member in the forums one of these days, but I do have a lot of reading to do and hopefully come up with a demo that is worth the time for others to play and evaluate.  There is plenty of reading material out there which will keep me busy for some time, but I'm sure I will have some questions to ask the experts from time to time.

My first priority is to understand the scripting language; I can probably be most helpful in helping write, debug or optimize scripts.

Regards,

Joe
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Adam H on 17 Apr 2013, 21:34
Greetings and Salutations! Name's Adam, pleased ta meetcha. I currently live in Houston, Texas, USA, Earth. Thankfully, I plan on moving out of this hellhole soon (Houston is the hellhole in question, not USA or Earth or Universe.)

I actually have not played many adventure games. King's Quest, Quest for Glory, and Space Quest, and... that might actually be it. So I guess I've been brainwashed by Sierra. :grin: Hopefully that won't negatively express itself in my work.

I'm making my first game, something a bit like King's Quest except with puzzles that aren't insane. My main game-making experience is recording music (mostly pop songs but a few random orchestral pieces), modding games like Starcraft and Warcraft, and copying some album art with acrylic paints. I also have photoshop that I use to manipulate pictures, but I've never been able to make decent original art. I took a couple CS classes in college but I'm definitely rusty, to say the least. 

Hopefully I'll have a demo to show for my efforts soon. And I look forward to honing my craft with you delightful people.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: flyyyspeck on 27 Apr 2013, 03:06
Hello all, I'm Christina. I'm also a really excited 18 year old Californian student who is going to make a game. I'm so excited! Woooo!

    I'm engrossed in anything of an artistic nature: drawing, painting, sculpture, etc. Adventure games are like a new medium to me. Although many would argue that adventure gaming is a dying genre, I find great potential in experimentation with the flexible narrative format and background art.

    Games are meant for recreation. However, they can easily become an art form. Light novels -- which only emphasize plot and lack motifs, symbols, and themes -- are solely for entertainment. Likewise, many games lack depth, focus on gameplay, and have superficial backstory and plot. Don't get me wrong, focusing on sensory and gameplay elements is crucial. Many entertaining and highly successful games have been created by concentrating on these superficial elements. I even admit to having had extensive, overindulgent gaming binges in said games in which I paused only for bathroom breaks. Howbeit, imbibing a game with themes and meaning can enhance the experience and elevate it from the equivalent of a light novel to a literary classic. The same concept applies to films. Movies that have literary elements and themes, like "Looper" directed by Rian Johnson, have much more depth than the average romantic comedy.

    Lamentably, films and books guide the audience and don't allow them to discover the themes and larger "truths" for themselves. Games are a promising medium because they appeal to the senses as well as provide an interactive element. The interactivity allows the player to pilot their own decisions and learn rather than be spoon fed. The soundscape and art in the game are mediums for the storyline, like literary elements are to a novel. For these reasons, I thoroughly enjoyed the concept behind Le Woltaire's "A Second Face". Gameplay and sensory elements correctly used in conjunction can create a thoroughly meaningful, enjoyable, and satisfying experience. Rather than a being an idle vice, gaming can become a gratifying learning experience.

    With that in mind, I'm crafting an adventure game. I've been lurking for awhile, developing my game ideas, and studying the structure and aspects of AGS games I've enjoyed. I've finally decided that now is the time to at least establish myself in the forums. I'm glad to have found this site and all the impressive games on here. In the future, I hope to present, with the gracious aid of other AGSers, an enjoyable game to you.

An excited n00b,
Flyyyspeck
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: LimpingFish on 27 Apr 2013, 03:30
Welcome to the community, folks, we're happy to have you! ;-D



Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: CaptainD on 27 Apr 2013, 22:19
Greetings Christina!  :-D
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Myinah on 06 May 2013, 18:04
Hi AGS Community

I'm Myinah, a 25 year old lass from the good old UK. I have been lurking for a while and have enjoyed seeing many games come to fruition over the years. I have written a complete script now myself and hope to learn the magical programming ways and make the game myself.

Great to be a part of the community at last. I look forward to getting to know people and hopefully working on projects together.

 :)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Ryan Timothy B on 06 May 2013, 18:57
Welcome Myinah
I'm generally always available for scripting assistance, or the nice people in the Beginners' or Advanced programming threads.

I look forward to seeing your progress.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Pacifist on 10 May 2013, 23:16
Hi everyone,

I'm Chris, a 26-year-old lad from Germany. Been thinking about trying my hand at AGS for a while now, so here I am ;)
Languages are a hobby of mine, so I'll be glad to lend a hand if anyone needs help with translations, proofreading etc.
Also, having recently moved from Windows to Linux, I'm running the current 3.3.0 beta using PlayOnLinux (a front-end for Wine). So far, it's working perfectly, however it did require some tweaking, which is why I'm currently working on a script that facilitates installation on Linux.

Well, that's about all that comes to mind, not sure what else I should say...

I'm just glad to be here and looking forward to getting started   :)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Saltwater Taffy on 10 May 2013, 23:50
HI.

I'm 24, I live in Sweden most days. I'm currently studying to be a 3D artist. I love making fun lowpoly things. From characters to environments. I'd like to eventually support myself by doing one of the two. But I also like telling stories and I'd love to make my own games, so that's what attracted me so much to AGS. The format of a point-and-click adventure game is perfect for exploring the worlds I want to create. So that should be fun :D

And, I really want some ice cream right now.

....and steak, lots of steak.

=3
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Profanity on 13 May 2013, 21:39
Hey, fellas.

Right. I'm 18. I know, I'm at that age where people below it just wanna reach it and people above it usually despise it, because 18 year old are pretty dumb. And you wouldn't be wrong this time, I'm a pretty dumb kid.

I like video games, the point & click adventure games being my favorite. I'm sure I wasn't the only one brought into the scene by the good old Monkey Island. Otherwise, I really just play all kinds of games. Except maybe RTS games that have no TBS parts. Can't be bothered to hone clicking on 'collect resources' speed from 0.5 second to 0.2 seconds.

Mostly enjoy writing stuff, can't ever decide between serious topics and just having a laugh, so am always at this awkward center when trying to write a story. Should really just pick a bloody side. Anyway, signed up on this forum because finally decided to use this AGS thing to bring a story of mine to life and thought that it would help to jump into a related crowd. Can't draw for shit and have some basic programming knowledge, so brushing through the tutorials shouldn't be too hard. And I'll think of something for the art part as I go along. Minimalism sounds lucrative!

Yep yep yep. Hi.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: spewnybard on 13 May 2013, 21:42
Heya~! I'm Jenjen. I'm 26 and I live in the USA. I'm currently working on learning how to use AGS, but I've worked on making stuff in Flash before and I'm finding it pretty self-explanatory so far. I'm trying to get a degree in Game Art. I enjoy crafting settings and stories that make people uncomfortable in a very personal way. I feel that it's a deeper fear for supernatural horror than just 'scared'.
I run and rarely play a good deal of table-top roleplay games. My favorite of which would be World of Darkness. I've given my players nightmares for weeks and got to thinking maybe I should turn this toward some game design and see where I can go with it.
I *always* need more practice. Feel free to contact me about drawing anything at all. I also livestream drawing when a new episode of the My Brother My Brother and Me podcast comes out. I livestream various games at random times beyond that, mostly League of Legends with strange rules tagged on.

I hope I'll get to know you guys, learn some great tricks and get out a little something to show what I learn in the next few months! :D
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: LimpingFish on 13 May 2013, 23:06
Welcome, peeps! ;-D

...

Is "peeps" still a thing? :-\

...

Anyway, welcome one and all! Good luck with your projects, and have fun in the community!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Ryan Timothy B on 13 May 2013, 23:33
And, I really want some ice cream right now.

....and steak, lots of steak.
Uh-oh...
Cravings... pregnant?  :-D 

(I'm always starting rumors)


And yes. Welcome, everyone!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Chicky on 14 May 2013, 00:17
Heya~! I'm Jenjen. I'm 26 and I live in the USA. I'm currently working on learning how to use AGS, but I've worked on making stuff in Flash before and I'm finding it pretty self-explanatory so far. I'm trying to get a degree in Game Art. I enjoy crafting settings and stories that make people uncomfortable in a very personal way. I feel that it's a deeper fear for supernatural horror than just 'scared'.
I run and rarely play a good deal of table-top roleplay games. My favorite of which would be World of Darkness. I've given my players nightmares for weeks and got to thinking maybe I should turn this toward some game design and see where I can go with it.
I *always* need more practice. Feel free to contact me about drawing anything at all. I also livestream drawing when a new episode of the My Brother My Brother and Me podcast comes out. I livestream various games at random times beyond that, mostly League of Legends with strange rules tagged on.

I hope I'll get to know you guys, learn some great tricks and get out a little something to show what I learn in the next few months! :D

Sounds like you will be a fine addition to the adventure game genre! Welcome spewnybard :)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Saltwater Taffy on 14 May 2013, 01:25
Cravings... pregnant?  :-D 

(I'm always starting rumors)

Hahahaha!

no.

;A;
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: spewnybard on 15 May 2013, 01:33


Sounds like you will be a fine addition to the adventure game genre! Welcome spewnybard :)

Thanks! :D
I hope to have some actual stuff done with the game I'm working on soon; so I can post it in the forums for feedback.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: FlyingMandarine on 17 May 2013, 20:01
Hi everyone! :)

I'm a 27-year-old Frenchman named Patrice and I'm an English-Japanese-French translator. I've discovered AGS and registered on the forums back in 2007 after having played 5 Days a Stranger. I remember spending hours sitting in my tiny room, looking at the Background Blitz and the AGS Games in Production threads. I never posted anything anywhere because I never felt I had anything worthwhile to contribute.

Now that I've made my first posts (announcing A Poison Green on the Games in Production forum), I thought it'd be time to post in here!

I look forward to talk with some fellow AGS users and I hope I, like so many others before me, will contribute ever so slightly in making AGS an even more lovely place than it already is! :)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Motto on 25 May 2013, 23:05
Hi!

My name is Alberto and I am from Spain. Nowadays I am living in New Zealand but I do not know if this country will be the chosen one hehe. I am 28yo and I like play music and write short stories. As I am "new" with the language, I have not write a lot of in English, but I am trying. I understand it perfectly but it is not enough to write a good story.

I like videogames and I wanted to know more about the process of creation, so step by step I have finished here. I would like to start collaborating in some of them and with time maybe developing the mine one. Ready to learn, ready to participate :D

Cheers.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: clark on 31 May 2013, 15:43
Hey, another new guy here.

I'm 19 years old, living in Maryland, USA. My first experience with AGS was probably playing Yahtzee's adventure games (5 Days a Stranger, etc.), which I instantly loved. Then I played games like Gemini Rue, which also showed that the adventure genre was still alive and well. It's probably my favorite genre of game - the 90s LucasArts games are classics, and I'm fond of the Tex Murphy series as well.

College courses just ended and until I find a part-time job I've got a lot of free time, so I figured I would try to start a project. Making my very own adventure game with this easy-to-use engine seemed perfect. I'm finding it very intuitive so far, though I know I will run into trouble in no time at all.

I'd love to make a full game with this engine, and I think with the help of this community it won't be so hard.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: willoneill on 06 Jun 2013, 17:07
Hi everyone,

My name is Will O'Neill, and I'm completely new to AGS. I'm basically an interactive fiction author, but I'm considering using AGS for making my second game (my first was Actual Sunlight (http://www.actualsunlight.com), if you're interested) as I may want to put some puzzles and more traditional adventure game type mechanics into it.

I look forward to being part of the community! Seems like a good one.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Brother Orin on 10 Jun 2013, 16:39
Brother Orin Reporting In.
Born and raised in Las Vegas, residing in Reno for five years en counting. Trying to get out of the vicious temp job circle, I've been looking into learning more in video game making, I don't really have the standard video game programs, but My interest(and what has been keeping me out of temp jobs for a while) has been in Character Designs and commissions. I'm hoping to stay here and learn more about video gaming creation since I've been writing some ideas of my own, but no output for them.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: UnLady on 15 Jun 2013, 10:03
Hi there.

I'm an architect from Romania (ex-architect wannabe), and a huge adventure game fan since... well a long time ago. In fact I started learning English by playing (and because of playing) Zack McKracken, then Loom, and the first two MI games. And Indiana Jones. Later DoTT and Grim Fandango. After playing MI2 I had decided I want to make games for a living. But life happens and so I ended up being an architect. Go figure.

Lately I have decided it's about time to resurrect that old dream of mine. And here I am. After looking at other game engines out there, it looks like AGS is the thing for me. Even if it turns out it isn't (I'm a total newb, n00b, or whatever the lingo is), this is by far the friendliest community of them all. And I want to be part of it, whether I manage to make any games or not. If you'll have me.

More about me (game-making-related me, I mean): I can draw backgrounds to save my life, I'm useless with characters, hopeless with music and passable with writing. With programming, I don't know, I haven't properly started yet, but I have a hunch I might manage, in time.


My, that was a lengthy introduction. Sorry 'bout that.  :grin:
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Tabata on 15 Jun 2013, 13:20
(http://www.smileyvault.com/albums/userpics/12962/welcome~0.gif)

Have fun creating your adventure game and maybe you might want to participate on the competitions, too.
There are always several going on, like the Background-Blitz for example  :wink:
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: bertoexperience on 21 Jun 2013, 10:15
Hi there! I'm Bertoexperience, 21 years old and i'm studying engineering. Since a year i have the idea of make a graphical adventure, not really a big thing, 1 room, maybe 2, but at least finish it and make it with a lot of love. Thinked to make it in java but then i discovered AGS :D The forums are f*cking great, a lot of information, let's learn!

BTW, i want to ask how to add the typical company logo to the game but don't know what's the correct forum to ask it, some tip? xD

PS: Sorry my poor english, not my mother lenguage :(
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Val on 28 Jun 2013, 16:45
Hello everyone, I'm Budi Lee from Java, Indonesia.

King's Quest I was my very first adventure game. Space Quest been my favorite series.
I really wanted to work for Sierra back then, a dream that'd never be now.

I've actually been using AGS since 2.71 and quite often reading posts in this forum.
It's a cool community and I'm honored to join at last. Nice to meet you all.
Title: Scab introduction.
Post by: scab on 30 Jun 2013, 16:25
Hi, I'm Scab and I'm 30 years old, I know, I know, I'm old..And i'm from Canada. So, I draw until I'm 5 years old and I was really influenced by Cartoon and video game. I started to play video game on a 4-86 with dos. So yeah I played a lot of point and click games in EGA like Larry, Space quest, king quest and Hugo. But the technology evoluated and I played a lot of classics like Day of the tentacle, Monkey island, full throttle and many others.
Anyway, making video game was not my first goal, I was a comic books creater... So I drawn a lot of Fanzines (Magazines for fan), it was really underground and I don't consider it as real comic books, but it was pretty fun to do. Anyway I started to create some video game with Construct classic... But I was looking for a more stable engine... And I found AGS, I was a bit afraid of the scripting part, but I realize it's not so complicate... so why not?

I am interested in cinema, comic books, cartoon and video games.
I am an amateur artist / programmer, I am more an artist than a programmer but I like to learn..

Yeah, my first language is french, so sorry if i make some mistake.

Cya

Scab

Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Andail on 30 Jun 2013, 18:43
Hi, Scab, and welcome to the forum. I have merged your post with this thread, which is where newcomers introduce themselves.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: MiteWiseacreLives! on 03 Jul 2013, 06:39
Hi! I'm fairly new here. Joined the forums last summer when I started to create an adventure game with my son. Still working on that game, and learning as I go. Has been fun and the community has been great! I've been attempting to make games since I was a kid with my brother on our old 386pc, my username comes from the hero of an unfinished game from that time (want to revive it someday when my skills are more honed).
   
Recently I entered the June MAGS contest. Wow, now that was a learning experience! Came up with all these ideas and unconventional game play, what a mistake! But I got it done, unpolished but done, would like to make it more enjoyable after voting is closed. I think it's fairly fun for a first release, give it a shot (prepare to click around a bit to figure out how it works, attack lots.)

http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/1700/

Thanks for reading, back to some more AGS tinkering for me...
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: BornOfBlackEarth on 12 Jul 2013, 04:41
Newbie to the forum, but not AGS...
33, male, USA.  An ambitious loser.  And I mean business.

I have a great appreciation for adventure games and a short measure of patience for people.  My girlfriend is concerned that I don't socialize enough, so this seemed to be the least obnoxious place to interact with others.

I'm working on a game that reflects an increasingly insane world where my very existence makes less and less sense.

Also, a proud owner of a copy of Leisure Suit Larry Reloaded.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Wicked on 13 Jul 2013, 07:18
Hi im 32 and from the US I been playing point and clicks since the commadore , Atari ST days with my first game Manic Mansion  oh so great (I think that game started me into horror) and still to this day I love point and clicks, and for years I always wanted to contribute and thus back in 2003  I think I found AGS not having a game idea but one soon came to me, and grew a idea  and after the idea alot of procrastination and more until a few years back and had some more ideas for my games and ( yes more procrastination) but these past two years It has grew into a obsession and I am almost finish with the plot script and the GUI.

I am not that much of a artist or a programmer for that matter but I am on the side learning C++  and it has helped alot to understand the scripting that I read on this board. I hope to have a good mindset about it.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Sinoda on 14 Jul 2013, 19:37
Hi all! I'm not as much of a game developer as I'm more of a supporter of indie games. I'm actually posting here to let everyone know about the Boston Festival of Indie Games. It will be an all day event, on September 14th at MIT. We are super excited for this year, and want to invite everyone we can find. I'll be posting a bigger thread about it later today.

I've always been a huge fan of the AGS community, and hope to one day make my own game here. I really hope some of you can make it to Boston FIG (http://bostonfig.com/)!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: alpy on 06 Aug 2013, 03:18
Hi, I am aply, 31, professional software tester with a degree in education and linguistics and an HNC in journalism. Sadly not working because of my disability - no employer would have me.

My favourite thing is finding faults and picking holes but I try to be nice about it. I also like cooking and aim for self-sufficiency but it is impossible in a gardenless flat in the middle of a town (though we shall have 13 cherry tomatoes this year).

I like games that use common-sense and are not too stressful. That means no unjustified time-outs or combining rock with scissors to obtain paper that I can use to magically attract a golden key that opens the gates of eternity.

I am learning the AGS engine (slowly) and have two games in mind. One is purely for my own enjoyment (jelly creatures in nice surroundings making cute noises and smelling flowers) and the other is about historic events in the Polish history.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: KLS on 13 Aug 2013, 13:16
Hi, I'm new to these boards, though I have been a bit of a lurker for awhile. The first adventure game I played was "Fate of Atlantis" and immediately fell in love with the genre, and got all LucasArts adventure games after that. For a long time I actually thought the genre had died - until I found this place, and it seems the genre has been returning lately.
I've tried my hands at programming and graphics which is definitely not my forte, I am however a selftaught composer(sorta) and was hoping I might get the chance to write some pieces for a game, if my music is good enough ofcourse:P


Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: disturbed on 27 Sep 2013, 21:12
Hi, I am disturbed I am nice, and open  for suggestions to make this forum a better place.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: CaptainD on 29 Sep 2013, 14:01
This is a great place.  Where else could you get someone introduce themselves by saying "I am disturbed"?!??(laugh)

Great to see a steady stream of new members (most don't formally introduce themselves here of course) - a warm welcome to all!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: miguel on 29 Sep 2013, 15:55
Welcome new members KLS and disturberd!
This is indeed, like our good Captain said, a great place to be!
Every member is a potential game creator and AGS provides all the tools to become one.
Welcome!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: DDWingate on 24 Oct 2013, 08:40
Hello, I am a 19 year old New Zealander brand new to game design. I got inspired to make games after reading Steve Job's biography, which caused me to take an interest in programs. To me, the concept of building something from the ground up is fascinating.

I've been writing stories and making comics, and I've wanted to explore new creative mediums. AGS has been a great starting place, and I've found it so much fun. At the moment I've made a simple game featuring King Kong walking up and down Omaha Beach. It's not much, but you gotta start somewhere.

My favorite adventure games are Darkseed (1992) and Full Throttle (1995). Awesome atmospheres, styles and visions.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: miguel on 24 Oct 2013, 09:02
Welcome to the forums DDWingate!
May your stay be long and prosperous!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: CaptainD on 24 Oct 2013, 10:28
At the moment I've made a simple game featuring King Kong walking up and down Omaha Beach.

Now that's an idea that has definite potential!! :-D

Welcome to the AGS forums, I'm sure you're going to like it here.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: TMuh on 25 Oct 2013, 19:42
Hi,

Im Teemu from Finland. Im 25 old male, currently jobless. Interested in all sort of logical stuff.

 Im kinda newbie here and kinda not. I first joined to these forums about 7 years ago, and recently made a come back. Seems that the topic about the game I worked back then is still there (http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=25966.msg327749#msg327749). It was supposed to be life simulator, but I never finished it because the idea was too big for me to handle.

I still have that same problem: When I start working on a game, I have difficulties to set boundaries to it (or make a plan and stick to it.). I usually have some kind of idea, then I just create it as I get new ideas, then I abandon it because I already have some better game idea on my mind :s

Im more focused to non-adventure games, but ags is quite good tool for those also. When I got my first computer, Torin's passage was the first game I played with it. Even I havent recently played adventure games much, I feel I have some kind of bond to them.

Edit: And I have to mention that my avatar is from game called Samorost made by amanita-design. They have made some of my all time favorite adventure games. Especially Machinarium and Samorost 2.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: land.of.adventure on 29 Oct 2013, 14:49
Hi Everyone.

Nice to meet you all here at AGS.

I'm a 28 year old, self employed male living and playing games in London, England.

As far as AGS is concerned, I am a fan of games like Gemini Rue, Resonance, The Far corners of the World, The Shivah, The Blackwell series (well quite simply anything pumped out by the wadgeteye team) amongst many others.

Currently, I am enjoying playing such games on my Galaxy S4, which is what brought me to this forum: AGS on Android.

Pleasure to meeting you all and I hope to be here for a long while.

LOA
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: CaptainD on 29 Oct 2013, 18:41
Welcome Teemu and LOA!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: land.of.adventure on 31 Oct 2013, 12:51
Welcome Teemu and LOA!

Aye Cap'n, Thanks for the warm welcome.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Myshkin on 05 Nov 2013, 23:40
Hi everyone,

I just discovered AGS last week when I was suddenly inspired to make a game for some reason (despite having never programmed anything more complicated than a SUM in Excel), and was amazed that I could actually make something that WORKS in an hour or so. I've already tried some of the games and modules that members have made, and it's a really impressive community. Just thought I should say "hi" before I say "OMG plz help!!!11"

On another note, I actually found this in the first place because I'm a composer who is trying to get into music for games. indiedb.com and other places are absolutely swamped with people saying "I'm great hire me for your game!" and it seems really competitive and kinda stressful, so I thought maybe I should just try and make a game myself... but if anyone here is looking for help on a project with original music, I'd be happy to help out! (I should say that retro 8-bit style or chiptune music is really not my strength, I do more ambient/orchestral/electronic/postrock kind of stuff).

Anyway, mostly just want to say: hi!

Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Adeel on 06 Nov 2013, 17:10
Hi Emont and Welcome to the Forums. I hope that may you have a nice time here. :)

[...]I do more ambient/orchestral/electronic/postrock kind of stuff).

Orchestral.....? Yeah, violins! You can never have too many violin tracks! ;-D
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Valent on 09 Dec 2013, 12:35
Hello.

My name is Jaineshon and I'm from Malaysia. I'm still a student and a socialy awkward person. I like making games but I rarely (which translates to - never) finish anything I started. I joined this site because I feel I need motivation to continue making games. I really like using AGS, it's easy to use after a while.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: CaptainD on 09 Dec 2013, 12:40
Hi Jaineshon!  Welcome to the boards, hope you enjoy it here and that we manage to help you find the motivation to make a finished game. ;-D
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: crossafiction on 13 Dec 2013, 21:54
Hello everyone, I am new here. But I chose this forum because it's faster to get voice actors here. I want respect from you even if you are a  Moderator. After all this is America and what makes America unique is that we accept all kinds of people no matter how  dumb they are or what kind of problems they have. I don't acspect less from people here thank you.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: DoorKnobHandle on 13 Dec 2013, 22:00
Hahahaha. Ow, that was a good introduction haha.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: miguel on 13 Dec 2013, 22:10
That was indeed a bold introduction!
Welcome to the forums, you shall be respected.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: LimpingFish on 14 Dec 2013, 03:55
I recognize that voice...
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: kconan on 14 Dec 2013, 09:51
  Welcome (back?) to the board, which apparently is in America. 8-)

 
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: arj0n on 14 Dec 2013, 13:26
...I want respect from you even if you are a  Moderator. After all this is America...
You got my respect, that's what Dutchies do. Even to Americans :-D
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: DoorKnobHandle on 14 Dec 2013, 14:15
  Welcome (back?) to the board, which apparently is in America. 8-)

AGS has always been an American product. Don't you know what the A stands for? American Game Studio. Chris Jones, born in New York, moved to LA to write AGS as a means to fund his business economics college degree. Currently he's working on American Game Studio Patriot Edition which is exactly like the old AGS except that the splash screen now shows a beautiful American flag. It's going to cost 249,99 US dollars or 149,99 if you're upgrading.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: MetuSynth on 15 Dec 2013, 21:15
Hi, I'm MetuSynth - 25, USA, geophysics student.  I discovered adventure gaming about a year ago thanks to "let's play" youtubers Resulka and hercrabbiness, and have been hooked on the genre ever since.  My favorite games include the Chzo Mythos and Blackwell Series, Resonance, and Gemini Rue.  Currently I am learning how to use AGS and hope to complete my own game, Error 43, sometime early-mid 2014.
In addition to science and adventure gaming, I compose and play music (mostly orchestral or electronic), and potentially am interested in helping with game soundtracks.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Matt Frith on 16 Dec 2013, 03:07
Hi MetuSynth, good to see a fellow earth scientist around these parts (I have a masters in Quaternary Science)  Welcome to the community!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: arj0n on 16 Dec 2013, 08:05
Welcome MetuSynth
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Weston_Kaunk on 09 Jan 2014, 21:40
Hello everyone, my name's Steve. (you can call me Steve or Wes, whatever floats your boat) I'm 21,a student at UWP and love game design. I've wanted to get into ags for a long time, finally sucked it up and started messing with the program. Glad there's a community I can come to for help when I make completely incompetent, why-don't-I-see-what's-wrong, mistakes :P. I look forward to getting to know you guys, playing your games, and just learning with a community that loves making games like I do.

Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Adeel on 09 Jan 2014, 23:31
Hello everyone, my name's Steve. (you can call me Steve or Wes, whatever floats your boat) I'm 21,a student at UWP and love game design. I've wanted to get into ags for a long time, finally sucked it up and started messing with the program. Glad there's a community I can come to for help when I make completely incompetent, why-don't-I-see-what's-wrong, mistakes :P. I look forward to getting to know you guys, playing your games, and just learning with a community that loves making games like I do.

Hi Steve. Hi Wes. Welcome to the forums!

I'm positive that you'll really enjoy being a part of this community. The decision to join this community was one of the best decisions of my life and I hope the same will stand true for you too! :)

PS: You said to call you Steve or Wes, 'whatever floats your boat'. What if I told you, my boat can carry both!? :-D

PPS: I know, 'whatever floats your boat' was just a figure of speech. ;)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Weston_Kaunk on 10 Jan 2014, 01:14
PS: You said to call you Steve or Wes, 'whatever floats your boat'. What if I told you, my boat can carry both!? :-D
XP
SteveWes,is also perfectly acceptable.
I'm really excited about getting to work with this program and share with you guys whatever I come up with. I've looked around a bit and I'm really impressed with the work this community has come up with. I think joining this community is going to be a great new chapter in my game making career. 
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: yamipanda on 01 Feb 2014, 10:44
Hi! My name is Signe. I'm 27 years old and live with my fiancé in Alby, Sweden (suburb of Stockholm). I've messed around with AGS for a long time, but never actually made a game with it. The last games I made were the Punk Allen Trilogy text adventures for Reality-on-the-Norm.
I'm currently unemployed, and spend most of my time playing games (mostly adventures, of course, but also some rpg and strategy), reading, and I have Krav Maga classes two evenings a week.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: miguel on 01 Feb 2014, 11:17
Hi yamipanda, I wish you a great time on our forums!
Beware of dancing cows, ghosts, false barons and specially onion sellers.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Janos Biro on 07 Feb 2014, 00:49
Hello AGS world!

My name is Janos Biro, I'm 33 and I live in Goiânia - Goiás, Brazil. To cut straight to the point, I'm graduated in philosophy, but I've also studied theology and sociology. I've made some text games using Quick Basic and Visual Basic, but never used AGS. I wrote papers about interactive fiction, game criticism and games as cultural artifacts. I've also reviewed indie games for a Brazilian specialized site, and translated some of them to Portuguese, including one made in AGS, Keys of a gamespace: an expressive game (http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/1650). Recently, I've been playing as many AGS games as I can, specially the short ones. My favorite author is Pierrec, as I'm captivated by his clever humor, but I'm also intrigued by Ben Chandler's mysticism. My primary interest right now is to learn a bit about the cultural and literary influences of the AGS community. I would also like to understand the connection between textual/verbal narrative and the graphical interface in adventure games. In other words, I would like to know if adventure games can be considered a kind of literature. That's just out of curiosity, I'm not making any research or writing any academic paper about it. So, if you can point me to the right direction or give me a clue, I will appreciate!

My favorite "commercial" games are Portal (1 and 2), Loom, The Neverhood, Botanicula, Neuromancer and Beneath a steel sky. Right now I'm playing Shadowrun Returns (just finished the main campaign and I'm looking for a good user-made mod) and Syberia 2 (just finished Syberia 1) on Steam. I'm not including interactive fictions and other short indie games, but those are my favorites.  I'm also a seasoned PnP D&D DM, but I haven't played in years.

Let me know if I can help you with your game. I have good writing skills and creative imagination. I like to write crazy surrealist (and labyrinthic) stories. I'm also good at testing, revising and reviewing games.

That's all, thanks!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: SSBFreak on 07 Feb 2014, 04:14
Hello. Just signed up for the boards and thought I'd introduce myself.

I'm from Canada and I'm 28. I've honestly been fascinated with the AGS software for a while but I only just downloaded it yesterday to give it a shot. I've always loved the point and click adventure games like Sam & Max or Monkey Island and I'm glad that this community is keeping the genre alive despite it almost falling out of the public eye.

I hope make a decent game with this program if I can get over the beginner's humps first. I also fancy myself a decent writer, so if you need some help with scripts, I might be able to give you a hand.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Grim on 07 Feb 2014, 04:18
You're gonna like it here, janosbiro:) And you sound like a really nice guy.

Welcome!!!:)


EDIT: And you too, SSBFreak;) It's easier than it seems at first. I'm not a programmer but AGS just makes it really accessible. Good luck! (and share it once you've got something to show)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: KodiakBehr on 07 Feb 2014, 04:21
Welcome to you both!  The AGS community is THE BEST.  (Don't trust anyone, ever.)

Glad to see new people looking to build something.  Start small, push your limits and don't be afraid to ask for assistance.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: HanaIndiana on 07 Feb 2014, 06:32
I'm a little late, but still a newbie, so I'm posting.    I've been making computer games since my Tandy days, as a kid. I've been trying to make games using C++ and Allegro mostly, but found adventure games more difficult to do. I recently delved into the world of game engines, and couldn't believe how much was out there. Then I stumbled onto AGS and was hooked. I've been impressed by the tool, the manual, the very active community of Adventure Gamers, and contests. I loove contests. I can't resist them.

I pulled out my backlog of game ideas, and I'm excited to start game designing again.  I'm kicking myself for selling my keyboard. I could be making my own music too :(  I hope to work with others on projects, and creating kickarse games. And I'm trying not to regret the fact that I didn't know this existed 10 years ago!  <sigh> Oh well. :tongue:
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: DrewCCU on 07 Feb 2014, 07:23
I'm a little late, but still a newbie, so I'm posting.    I've been making computer games since my Tandy days, as a kid. I've been trying to make games using C++ and Allegro mostly, but found adventure games more difficult to do. I recently delved into the world of game engines, and couldn't believe how much was out there. Then I stumbled onto AGS and was hooked. I've been impressed by the tool, the manual, the very active community of Adventure Gamers, and contests. I loove contests. I can't resist them.

I pulled out my backlog of game ideas, and I'm excited to start game designing again.  I'm kicking myself for selling my keyboard. I could be making my own music too :(  I hope to work with others on projects, and creating kissarse games. And I'm trying not to regret the fact that I didn't know this existed 10 years ago!  <sigh> Oh well. :tongue:

Hello Ms. Hana. The pleasure is all ours. :-D
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: arj0n on 07 Feb 2014, 11:16
Welcome @ the forums janosbiro, SSBFreak & HanaIndiana.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: fatesfortune on 11 Feb 2014, 07:58
Hi Everyone.  I'm Sara and I just signed up for the boards and I thought I'd introduce myself.
I'm from the United States and have always loved video games, especially adventure games.  I started looking into the possibilities of making my own game and that is what brought me to AGS.
I've been lurking on and off for a few months so I decided it was time to sign up and introduce myself to you all.  I'm hoping to start work on a small project soon, just to start trying to get a hang of the program, and see what I can do with it.
From there, (if I don't fail completely, lol) I hope to try and make a full scale game, which I have numerous ideas for already rattling around my head.
So hopefully you'll all see me around the forums from time to time.  I look forward to playing more games that have been created here, and hopefully adding my own to them as well. :grin:
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: miguel on 11 Feb 2014, 09:40
Welcome to the forums fatesfortune!
If AGS is the Engine then the forums are the Academy for learning to make adventure games.
Starting a small project is vital to actually complete it. Also, even a one-room game has to cover all the different aspects of an adventure game so there's no better way to learn all the tricks of the trade.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Cassiebsg on 01 Mar 2014, 13:09
Hi all! :)

I'm a long time lover of adventure games, and started playing them with the original Larry and Police Quest (the ones where we actually had to write what to do). These type of games have been my favorite since and I'm always looking for new ones to play. I seem to have noticed the lack of actual adventure games in the last 10 years or so, and get irritated when game reviewers and such call a game for Adventure when it's actually an Action/Adventure game. (http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/forums/Smileys/AGS/angry.gif)
I recently started playing adventure games again... when I got a PSP with DISCWORLD and DW Noir, recently finished DW but Noir seems to keep freezing, so will probably drop it. This brought be to internet search to seem if I could find some interesting adventure games to play on my new Tablet (got it for x-mas). I found Yesterday which I started today (but it's already getting on my nerves a bit) and better yet, I found ScummVM and started playing Flight of the Amazon Queen on the tablet. :D And a few days ago I stumbled into AGS!

I immediately downloaded AGS it... then I dived it and started "playing" with it... first decision: what template to use?? I normally would start with a blank, but decided to leave the default, just until I get the hang of it, and done the tutorial... I try to figure out what the other templates were for but failed. I immediately changed the resolution of the game and imported a picture, started "playing" with walk areas, hide behind and hot spots... and while trying to figure out a litte more I ended up on the wiki page and the WYGIB article grabbed my attention (and yes, lots "food for for thought there"). :)
I join the forum yesterday after being around reading some posts and articles, have yet to try and download&play any game, but have plans to (and by the looks there's lots to choose from. :D

After all this, I'll add that I'm a long time fan of the original Battlestar Galactica show, and always thought it was cool to do a game based on that universe... in 98 I stumbled into AGT and started a game with it, but plain text game wasn't really what I wanted, I wanted a Sierra/LucasArts style game with a characters to move around and interact so my game kind of died with a few locations and stuff to do. I still have the files, weirdly enough and the game can actually play in DosBox, but I will not pursue it. I will now concentrate on finish the tutorial, doing a room or two and character or two and try to make a little playable game. And if I can do it (and find the time to do it) then I may start making more rooms and more complex game in this universe.

Hope some day to have something to show, but don't expect it (unless someone else is interested in this universe and wants to give a helping hand). I just don't currently have that much free time to do much of anything...

BTW, if there anything I should be aware when creating a fan based game on copyrighted property? I Can see that some have created ST and Simpsons fan games, so can I assume it's "safe" if I create my own graphics and story line?
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: CaptainD on 02 Mar 2014, 09:47
Hi Cassie!

Welcome aboard.  A BSG fangame would be great, generally speaking as long as you state that it's a fan-game and that you don't own any rights, and probably most crucially of all are not charging money for it, there's no trouble.  It might not be a back idea to try to contact the copyright holder first though, if you can.  Some companies are much more touchy about this stuff than others.


Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Cassiebsg on 02 Mar 2014, 19:38
Thanks CaptainD. :)

Yes, whatever I'll do will be freeware and all those legal copyrights disclaimers and such will be clearly stated. There's plenty of fanfic, fanart, and a game or two (some in production), and I don't remember Universal complaining about them ever... Was more like wondering if any on this board had ever had a problem about this before, but am guessing no. Besides I doubt my game will be so good and interesting that would rival with anything they might want to do (but they haven't cared for it in 36 years, so can't see why they would care now?)... they have the new BSG, which would probably give them more revenue than the old one... ;)

Right now am trying to decide what direction to go, to get my BGs done. Importing a picture was okay as a test (and good to see where problems can appear), but now I feel the need to actually do a BG or 2, and maybe a sprite or two. So yesterday I spent most of the evening reading and lurking the forum and doing a few screen grabs to get all the details of one entire room, and now I need to decide how to turn that room into a BG... should I just draw it on paper and then scan it and paint it, should I do a CAD version and render it, draw it directly on a paint program...? Decisions, Decisions... Think I'll try and draw it on paper for now and see if I can still draw (been almost 10 years since I've drawn anything useful)...
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: lisky8 on 09 Mar 2014, 00:31
Hello all. I'm Greg, or Lisky from Wales, UK, and i'm 24. I'm new to the forums, known of AGS for years but it's taken me until now to pull my finger out and actually try and make something. I've grown up with the likes of Monkey Island on the Amiga and watching my Dad play Space Quest. Loved adventure games ever since. I've toyed about with other engines, but nothing seems as easy or intuitive to use as AGS is. I'm more of a coder than an artist, but that doesn't stop me from trying!

:smiley:
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: CaptainD on 09 Mar 2014, 08:00
Greetings Greg or Lisky from Wales!

Welcome to the forums - look forward to seeing what you can come up with. ;-D
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: lisky8 on 09 Mar 2014, 12:34
Ha, punctuation lacking a bit in my post.

So do I! I've always loved writing stories, and I enjoy scripting/coding but my lack of any artistic ability has held me back. Practice I must though. :)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: CaptainD on 09 Mar 2014, 12:37
So do I! I've always loved writing stories, and I enjoy scripting/coding but my lack of any artistic ability has held me back. Practice I must though. :)

You could always (maybe not immediately, but when you've got a feel for things) try to team up with someone who can help out with the art etc.  See how it goes!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Marygold on 12 Mar 2014, 11:02
Hi everyone!

I am a AGS forum newbie from Finland, 24 years old, currently writing my master thesis in area of neuroscience and brain studies. I've been a big lover of adventure games and the whole genre since my childhood, and been always toying with the idea of making the one myself someday. The last couple of months I've been working on a little story-driven point & click game with AGS, kinda one-woman project, based on a short story I've written.

I've been reading the forum for a half of a year now, but now decided to get the courage to register and introduce myself, since I though it cold be more helpful to have a change to discuss with you guys, than work in my own little cave... :-D

Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Gurok on 12 Mar 2014, 11:52
Hi everyone!

I am a AGS forum newbie from Finland, 24 years old, currently writing my master thesis in area of neuroscience and brain studies. I've been a big lover of adventure games and the whole genre since my childhood, and been always toying with the idea of making the one myself someday. The last couple of months I've been working on a little story-driven point & click game with AGS, kinda one-woman project, based on a short story I've written.

I've been reading the forum for a half of a year now, but now decided to get the courage to register and introduce myself, since I though it cold be more helpful to have a change to discuss with you guys, than work in my own little cave... :-D

Hello Marygold!

I can't believe you waited half a year to join the forums. Your game based on a short story seems like a great idea and I hope we'll see it in AGS Games in Production when it's ready (two screens minimum).

Don't be shy about asking for scripting help in the scripting forums either. If you have a coding problem, it can be a whole lot easier than trying to piece together a solution from examples strewn around the web.

I also live in a cave. They are great for insulation but humid in the summer and sometimes I worry about the radiation from the rocks.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Adeel on 12 Mar 2014, 12:53
Hi MaryGold. Welcome to the forums. May you have a nice time here.

[...] and sometimes I worry about the radiation from the rocks.

No wonder. That's why you're losing hair! 8-0
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Janos Biro on 12 Mar 2014, 17:43
Welcome Marygold!

Tell me, does your master thesis has anything to do with games? Because I would certainly be very interested in it. I approve your idea of leaving your own little cave and joining this big collective cave. Please feel free to ask if you need any help.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: HanaIndiana on 12 Mar 2014, 17:53
Welcome lisky!  Monkey island is the best :) I hope you try your hand at some games.

Welcome MaryGold! I'm glad you decided to register and join the fun.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Marygold on 12 Mar 2014, 18:16
Thanks for the warm welcome! :)

Quote
Tell me, does your master thesis has anything to do with games? Because I would certainly be very interested in it. I approve your idea of leaving your own little cave and joining this big collective cave. Please feel free to ask if you need any help.

Sorry, no! But it would have been great if was. It's about meditation, actually. :) And yeah, own little cave is nice to the certain point, but not the best of all when you have a problem on your mind and just have to bang your head on the desk alone...
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Janos Biro on 12 Mar 2014, 19:54
The neuroscience of meditation looks like a great subject. Congratulations.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Dreamwalker on 16 Mar 2014, 23:52
Hey people,

My names Craig from the UK, I really got into adventure games not long ago actually (playing things like Gray matter, gemeni rue, the cat lady etc) and decided to develop some for myself :-D I actually started writing a 2D engine by modding Irrlicht 3D in C++ but then came across AGS - what a great development kit. I've been playing with it for a few hours, and gone through most tutorials getting a basic game concept done and now getting more confident with it and will finally be able to get making the game I've been looking forward to.

For some of my previous games see my IndieDB page (http://www.indiedb.com/members/dreamwalker-software/games) page or just my website (http://dream-walker.weebly.com/)

Anyway nice to meet you all, and hope we can laugh, love, share and learn :=
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Janos Biro on 17 Mar 2014, 02:59
Hey Dreamwalker!

So, another one who still believes in love, hum? Wait until they crush you and make a hole in your spirit that is bigger than the universe, then we can share our infinite sorrows... Just kidding, welcome!

Hey, I'm very interested in playing Keyboard Cowboys!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Dreamwalker on 17 Mar 2014, 10:25
Hey, love is everything!

Anyway thanks nice to meet you, Keyboard Cowboys is something I'm really eager to do - but really depends on the popularity to crowd funding as to whether it gets made, but I really hope so. In the meantime go and have a play with "Cursing Vikings" it's only an experimental short (using Irrlicht 3D engine) but you may get a laugh out of it.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Janos Biro on 17 Mar 2014, 13:38
I will try it. Good luck with your game. See you around.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Nightfable on 14 Apr 2014, 07:37
Hi. My name is Audrey, I'm 32 and I have two kids and a husband. I like to play most video games, but I'm especially fond of old adventure games. I like to draw and eat poutines. I don't like rainy days and I'm really excited getting sunny weather. I log on here and then suddenly disappear for months or years. I've got tons of ideas in my head, and usually end up with too many projects on the go. I have three old cats and two birds. I love watching funny videos on Youtube.

I've been a member of the AGS community for 11 years, but I still feel like a noob.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Dualnames on 14 Apr 2014, 08:11
Nightfable, i can tell you that you are totally not a noob. You were a lot active when i first joined the forum, so it's always nice to see you, even though you are on and off these past 7-8 years.
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Post by: Giraffadon on 18 Apr 2014, 20:46
Hey everybody.

My name is Dom.
I'm 27 years old.
I have a degree in animation and am currently
doing low end graphic design and illustration work.
I'm here to gain knowledge of the program and hopefully
build my own game in the not too distant future.
I'm also willing to join projects and contribute artwork/music.
I have 5 years experience in making electronic music as my hobby.
My favorite adventure games are Broken sword(1&2), Discworld, grim fandango and monkey island, although
there are so many more i have played and adored.
I am in love with the medium and wish to be involved in future projects if someone will
give me a chance.

I look forward to conversing with many of you.

Dom
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Ghost on 18 Apr 2014, 21:29
Welcome aboard, Giraffadon! Hope you enjoy your stay, and here's to many fun games!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: miguel on 19 Apr 2014, 14:11
Welcome Giraffadon, may your stay be long and prosperous.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Domino on 19 Apr 2014, 14:53
Welcome to all the new members. I might as well be a new member since I don't post much here anymore.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: coolcon2000 on 01 May 2014, 16:47
Newbie here!

Names Conner and last May I finished my uni course. For the past 4 or 5 years I have been studying 3D Animation. Recently I have been wanting to try and start making my own games for fun (For now anyway, until I get better at it). I recently played Gemini Rue and that games atmosphere grabbed hold of me and refuses to let go. I am actually playing through the Blade Runner game currently, which is amazing and is the quality of art assets I hope to aim for soon :).

I actually installed AGS a few months back and managed to get my sprite to walk around and look at button, and was surprisingly pleased with myself for making it do that. Recently I have slowed down however, with lack of motivation and skill to do more :(. (Moving also didn't help).

Anyway guys, I hope you are all well and I hope to see you all around the forums to help me out and just to chit chat! Thanks :)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Alzas on 17 Jun 2014, 13:40
Hello all.

My name is Takis and i am a 34 years old gamer from Greece. I am a programmer working full time in a telecomunications company. When i discovered AGS i thought to myself "i can finally make my own game"! But when i saw that it's been around for more than 10 years, i said to myself "how could you be so dumb and never found out about it, up until now?". Then myself told me "oh, gimme a break, it's not that you was any better". I totally got angry with myself for talking back to me. So i warned me to behave better to me and.... ok, this can go on, but because i don't want you to think i am mad or something, i am just saying hello to everyone and good luck with all your endeavors.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Stupot on 17 Jun 2014, 14:13
Hello Alzas.  Welcome... to both of you :P

And you too CoolCon, if you're still lurking.  It seems nobody saw you pop your head in. :)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Eastwing on 17 Jun 2014, 14:18
Hi everybody!

It looks like I miss this thread earlier :)

My Name is Mikhail, I'm  29 years old russian (without beard). I periodically works with AGS for 10 years and recently finally starts my own REAL project. So I come here :)
I have skills in programming, story-writing and composing (a bit). I have no skills in English, so I can sometimes write funny things thinking it's serious.

Na zdorovie!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Seventeen Uncles on 21 Jun 2014, 12:17
Hi everyone! After planning an adventure game for a while and originally planning on coding it myself I came across AGS on an article about "Time Gentlemen, please!" very recently. Im quite surprised that AGS flew under my radar for so long as im very familar with the different languages / game making programs that are out there.

im in the final stages of planning my first adventure game called "A Pug's Life" and I look forward to sharing more details of it with you in the months ahead.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: CaptainD on 21 Jun 2014, 12:41
Greeting's to all our new members!

@Seventeen Uncles - "Pug" as in the breed of dog?  Or something else?
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Seventeen Uncles on 21 Jun 2014, 13:59
Greeting's to all our new members!

@Seventeen Uncles - "Pug" as in the breed of dog?  Or something else?

Thanks CaptainD, yea Pug as in the dog. My protagonist is a pug called Kirk.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Cassiebsg on 21 Jun 2014, 15:05
Sounds interesting! And Welcome Seventeen Uncles. :)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: CaptainD on 21 Jun 2014, 18:12
My protagonist is a pug called Kirk.

You realise that you have me hoping for multiple cheesy Star Trek jokes in your game now?!?! :P
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Seventeen Uncles on 21 Jun 2014, 22:25
My protagonist is a pug called Kirk.

You realise that you have me hoping for multiple cheesy Star Trek jokes in your game now?!?! :P

Haha not quite! There might be a reference here and there but its not really that kind of game. I am a massive ST fan tho, so I wouldnt be surprised.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: CrashPL on 23 Jun 2014, 21:43
Hi and hello, Crash/Kurasiu/CrashPL here. :D Actually, I've been lurking around this forum since that faithful December afternoon of 2009, when I discovered the AGS editor/engine for the first time (I played some of the AGS games in the past, but didn't know they were actually done using AGS), looking for some scripting tips, along with reading the scripting reference. And well, of all the engines/frameworks I've been using (irrlicht, XNA, Unity, GM...), you always were the most helpful and friendly bunch. :D

As about some boring facts about myself... I'm a 24-years-old engineer (computer science, Interactive Computer Graphics field-of-study) from Poland, hoping to get a master-of-science degree soon. I decided to stick with the gaming industry in 2010, starting as a tester/QA in a certain company, and doing truly-anything-else-game-related as a freelancer. Right now I mostly do designing stuff (though I can also code and draw things, but I'm not a huge fan of it, to be honest). Other than that I also like vintage/retro PCs, 2d animation techniques, biology/science in general and doing picross puzzles. ;)

So once again - hello to everyone and thanks for everything you taught me through all these years. :D
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Fitz on 23 Jun 2014, 22:09
Welcome -- though truly I'm not the one who should be doing the welcoming part, it seems you've been around longer than I have (although by mere months -- I found AGS via ThreeOhFour's games in the spring of 2010). Anyway, nice to have you here, looks like you'll be a valuable addition to our friendly bunch.

Also... przejmujemy tę stronę. Jest nas tu tylu, że nic nas nie powstrzyma! (laugh)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: koopin07 on 10 Aug 2014, 07:40
Hi I am Korrell, I never worked with AGS before but my cousin IceyFresh1 told me about it since i script in Roblox and use Lua. So yeah, I'm Really new around here but i'm hoping to make my first game using AGS and to get to know the community better since my cousin recommended it.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: CaptainD on 10 Aug 2014, 09:52
Welcome Korrell!  Hope you enjoy using AGS. ;-D
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: smithowain on 10 Aug 2014, 13:32
Hi. I have recently given Ags a go. I want to make a puzzle game for students studying English in Japan in the style of the goblins games. I`ve made two attempts. I dont have great recording equipment so the sound in the first episode is really bad quality. Please take a look at the games and let me know what you think.
Owain Smith
p.s. If you search for "totti" in the ags game search bar you should find them.
Thanks a lot
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Post by: koopin07 on 11 Aug 2014, 04:33
Welcome Korrell!  Hope you enjoy using AGS. ;-D
Thank you ill try my best
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Dadalus on 11 Aug 2014, 12:46
Hi all,

Joined about a week ago (though Ive been using AGS for about 3 months), thought Id better introduce myself.

I'm a man in his forties, currently in a long term relationship with my couch (although its refusing to talk to me at the moment). The last time I programed a game it was Othello/Reversi on the old BBC Micro (yes I'm that old), using BASIC and assembly language.

I'm an enthusiastic amateur programmer, mostly experienced in Visual Basic. Its been over 5 years since Ive done any serious coding.

I think I've got a good visual eye, but I find it difficult to imagine places and characters. I'm better at drawing than painting.

Currently out of work and bored I wanted something that would combine art & programming whilst I search for work, so I'm currently getting to grips with AGS and Illustrator. Not only that I have to learn creative writing.

I'm genuinely surprised (in a good way) by the generous and courteous responses to my handful of posts. You get so used to abusive comments elsewhere on the net, that this is like a breath of fresh air.

Thank you for melting a cynics heart.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: bgordebak on 14 Aug 2014, 18:40
Hello everybody!

My name is Bahri Gordebak, you can call me Bahri if you'd like. I'm a 37 year-old guy from Turkey with an undying love for 2D games, especially PnC adventures.

I'm a novelist in my country, and I work on some programming projects as a hobby. I worked on some FOSS projects and finally I decided to move on to games. I finished some very small game projects in Love2D before moving into adventure game dev. You can find one of my games here: One Way To Go (https://github.com/bgordebak/onewaytogo)

I also made some very short IF games with Inform7. I don't know if they can be called games though. They're just trials at interactive flash fiction as I call them. You can google me to find some of the games. I don't have a website of my own.

Anyway, I'm looking forward to develop some adventure games with AGS soon.

If you've read this far, thank you. And so, hello!

Edit: I'm a Linux user and AGS runs fine on Wine, but I'd really like it if AGS could use mono and run on Linux natively.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: SilverSpook on 01 Sep 2014, 10:22
Hi all!

I've been developing or modding games sporadically as a job and then a hobby for about fifteen years.  I've worked mostly with FPS engines like Unreal, Half Life.  My biggest project (if not quite a tour de force) was Terminus Machina (http://www.moddb.com/mods/terminus-machina), a Deus Ex 1 total conversion in which I basically went padded-room insane doing everything from writing to programming to concept art to UI to 3D modeling to music et. al.  While the game made a front-page splash on the Moddb site and got mid-90% on the ratings.... NEVER AGAIN!!!  For one, I almost got divorced and fired from all three of my dayjobs and had CPS take my kids away.  For two, Deus Ex is a proprietary engine whose clandestine and eldritch copyright webwork between Warren Spector, Eidos, Square, blah blah means I could never make a dime off the thing outside of begging for Starbucks chump change donations and a handful of Bandcamp soundtrack sales.  For three... I've been having difficulty escalating to that William Burroughs-grade state of insanity to work that hard, which is probably a good thing.  Wifey and shrinky say so, anyway.

So -- Adventure Game Studio!  Yes! 

I'm at the core a writer / programmer.  Mostly I'm a poser artist, and I'm only a musician when I'm trying to get laid -- which is unnecessary given the marriage hookup, nowadays.  So it seems AGS will be the perfect rehab for me.

The game I want to make is an amorphous blob consisting of 20,000 random acts of futurism, flavorful but fragmented character prototypes, and subversive Marxist diatribe disguised as printed emails, item descriptions, and loading screen backstory. 

But essentially, it's Game of Thrones meets Blademancer... I mean Neurorunner.  The Bladetrix.  You know what I mean.

Instead of the Dashiel Hammetian neo-noir detective, you get to be the CEO, the Tyrell dude.  Except the Tywin Lannister of 2060 has performed a corporate coup on your formerly market-dominating megacorp, and you have to restore your family's "House" to its former glory.  That's the elevator pitch anyway.

I was working with the Shadowrun Returns engine but... there are more ebola patients surviving than players on SRR at the moment, and it's $30 to get the game and expansion needed, and you cant program, add sound, models, music, can't sell your game....  So again, Adventure Game Studio!!!  Yeah!

The thing is workingly titled Neofeud (http://www.moddb.com/mods/neofeud).  I want to port this thing to AGS.

Go check it out maybe if you haven't already filed for a restraining order.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Retro Wolf on 01 Sep 2014, 10:39
I like the cut of your jib sir, you're going to fit in nicely!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: SilverSpook on 01 Sep 2014, 22:16
Fantastic!  Thanks for the welcome.  I like it here already!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: kconan on 03 Sep 2014, 06:10
Welcome SilverSpook! 
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Post by: Ernest on 14 Sep 2014, 20:04
Hello adventure game fans!

I am Ernest, 30 years of age and a big fan of point and click adventure games. My first adventure game I ever played was Inca II. Quite an odd game with some weird stuff, but boy did I enjoy it! My second game was Loom and just like the games that followed, it felt magical to play. Ah, I get goose bumps even thinking about those good old days. My favourites are Quest for Glory: Shadows of Darkness, Discworld and the Monkey Island series! And I enjoyed many more.

I hope one day to have made my own adventure game. Who knows in the future! :)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Tarison on 16 Sep 2014, 01:33
So, hi everyone! I'm Nick, here as Tarison but generally run by Nicktatorship these days across the internet. I'm fairly inexperienced with AGS, but uh... new? (laugh)

I've had a little nostalgia bug over the past few weeks, and feel like maybe I want to try doing this once again.

I'm a sometimes programmer (well, out of hours), love writing, and really miss adventure games. I did some stuff with AGI Studio way back when it was still an active scene, and uh... looks like it has been a decade since I was last around.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: nickherc on 04 Oct 2014, 09:04
Hi, I'm Nick, I love playing adventure games, big fan of Leisure Suit Larry series and Monkey Island, which I consider to be one of the best looking games of all time (1&2). Otherwise I'm a novelist with a passion for gaming, I prefer retro games, it's not nostalgia or anything, I just think they are better than the modern ones. That would be all for now :).
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: TamaraRyan on 05 Oct 2014, 01:39
Hello all!
   Just thought I'd introduce myself! I'm a voice actress and I love adventure games. Some of my favorites are Kings Quest 6, Gobliiins (1,2 and 3), Kyrandia: Hand of fate, Machinarium, The Walking Dead, and The Wolf Among Us. 

I look forward to lurking around and contributing however I can.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: LimpingFish on 05 Oct 2014, 02:00
Welcome to the forums, Ernest, Tarison, nickherc, and TamaraRyan! ;-D
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Athabel on 25 Oct 2014, 06:15
Hey everyone! I'm Athabel, or Atha if you like. Downloaded AGS yesterday and since have been reading around and watching tutorials. I've always been "into" the process of game development but never actually put my toes in the water, so I figure AGS will be a great start; it's so user friendly!

I have concepts and 1 completed script for 3 games that I'd eventually like to get around to doing. At the moment, I'm working on background art for #1 and plan to announce the game on the New Game part of the forums after I can put together a good 10 minutes of gameplay :)

Nice to be a part of the community!

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Post by: CaptainD on 25 Oct 2014, 09:41
Hi Athabel!

Welcome aboard - look forward to seeing your 3 games (no pressure, but you've kind of committed yourself to making all 3 now :-D)
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Post by: miguel on 25 Oct 2014, 10:15
So when is Athabel trilogy coming out? I hate it when people fail their deadlines! :=
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Post by: CaptainD on 25 Oct 2014, 11:36
So when is Athabel trilogy coming out? I hate it when people fail their deadlines! :=

It'll be completed the same times as the Ancient Aliens trilogy... :P  Remind me of your deadline for that?
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Post by: miguel on 25 Oct 2014, 12:08
Thank you Captain, it's good to have friends who kick you in the ass.
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Post by: CaptainD on 25 Oct 2014, 17:17
What are friends for? ;-D
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Post by: Athabel on 25 Oct 2014, 22:31
Thanks for the warm welcome!

I love 3D modeling so I'm modeling and rendering each scene/room so I think it's safe to say the first game won't be out for a while. Haven't picked a date yet though but I want to aim for New Years. Wishful thinking but I guess time will tell!
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Post by: miguel on 26 Oct 2014, 00:06
Now that's not much to wait for. Good luck.
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Post by: CaptainD on 26 Oct 2014, 11:11
Athabel has been very clever here - didn't say which New Years! :-D
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Post by: Athabel on 26 Oct 2014, 21:15
*cough* Yes! I totally was intending to be clever! *cough* ;)

And of course, looking through everyone's games is delaying me a little lol. It's kind of addicting.
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Post by: BadMemory on 27 Oct 2014, 09:05
Hi everyone! My name's Asher - currently working for a studio in the UK making Disney Infinity and I REALLY want to be working on something more interesting... But hey, first job and all. I've always wanted to do my own thing so I'm beginning to make a game (you can see the beginnings of it here (http://ashereinhorn.com/) but it's more of a doodle in Unity right now.

I'd never heard of this forum until today when a google search turned it up. looks pretty cool! adventure games are my favourite genre FOR SURE (Grim, Zelda, Uncharted, Jak, Monkey Island) although I have to admit a big part of me likes third person action-y stuff too.

Anyway, that's me, so hi. I'm gonna go and check out the rest of the forum!
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Post by: Anpiel on 15 Nov 2014, 03:10
Hello, my new friends online! My name is Verbal but you can call me whatever you like. And I do mean that; having a name like Verbal makes you immune to name calling on most levels. I am a jack of most trades at the moment. I am in Culinary school but I have a strong flare for language and writing. I was born in '97 and firmly believe that I was born in the RPG and adventure golden age. As proof I pose FFVII and Pokemon Red. I enjoy doing most everything that I end up doing, that or I only do things I like. I haven't figured that out yet. My favourite things to do are practicing martial arts, playing with knives, learning, brewing nice tea, cooking, EATING, playing video games with fun stories, reading, writing, watching Horror films, watching funny TV shows, watching anime, tending a garden, playing with animals, and snuggling people. I also work in a Nursing Home and am the second in command of a local anime club.
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Post by: KodiakBehr on 17 Nov 2014, 01:43
... and am the second in command of a local anime club.

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Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: guiltl3ss on 19 Nov 2014, 21:44
Greetings everyone,

I am (quite obviously) new here, so I thought I would introduce myself.  I am an avid gamer and budding game developer.  I recently create my own (mostly make-believe) game development studio, though I have very little in terms of skills.  I am working to increase those skills as we speak!  In fact, I will be posting on the forums soon asking for any advice I cang et when it comes to 2D asset creation.  Sprites and such.  My current strengths are story and writing, which seem to go well together.

I'm also a big fan of the Atari Jaguar, for whatever that's worth.

Hope to chat with you folks soon!
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Post by: Lasca on 19 Nov 2014, 22:27
Welcome guiltle3ss!
Make-believe is both the best make and the best believe there is.
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Post by: Andras Gregorik on 27 Nov 2014, 20:52
Hi everyone, I'm Andras from Budapest. (Not the Grand Hotel.)

I'm a professional screenwriter, translator and struggling novelist in my 30's who is finally finding the spare time to pursue his boyhood dreams of creating adventure games. I do realize that I'm fairly late to the party, both in terms of AGS and adventure gaming in general. But at least I made it. To the party I mean.

I've known AGS for most of its existence and played many of its better-known (and obscure) titles through the years. I have quite a few stories I hope to tell in a 2D adventure game form myself (don't we all?). As of 2014-15, I'm actually equally interested in learning both AGS and the Unity Adventure Creator, which has a more Telltale-ish favor. See y'all later.
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Post by: aikex222 on 30 Nov 2014, 04:30
Spoiler: ShowHide
Hi everyone, I'm Andras from Budapest. (Not the Grand Hotel.)

I'm a professional screenwriter, translator and struggling novelist in my 30's who is finally finding the spare time to pursue his boyhood dreams of creating adventure games. I do realize that I'm fairly late to the party, both in terms of AGS and adventure gaming in general. But at least I made it. To the party I mean.

I've known AGS for most of its existence and played many of its better-known (and obscure) titles through the years. I have quite a few stories I hope to tell in a 2D adventure game form myself (don't we all?). As of 2014-15, I'm actually equally interested in learning both AGS and the Unity Adventure Creator, which has a more Telltale-ish favor. See y'all later.


Hi Andras,
welcome to the AGS community  ;) hope you enjoy our community and we can see your works.
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Post by: portableTaco on 01 Dec 2014, 14:51
Ello lovelies.  Errm, I'm neeeew.  Well to be certain I had a stroke and can't remember my old username or emails or anything, so I made a new account, so I'm not new. I lied a little.  D=  I had joined in 2003 and hadn't posted anything after 2012 though.

I once made a couple games but nothing too special.  I'm going to make a special game soon though, complete with all of the toppings! YEAH! Look out world.
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Post by: aikex222 on 01 Dec 2014, 21:49
Ello lovelies.  Errm, I'm neeeew.  Well to be certain I had a stroke and can't remember my old username or emails or anything, so I made a new account, so I'm not new. I lied a little.  D=  I had joined in 2003 and hadn't posted anything after 2012 though.

I once made a couple games but nothing too special.  I'm going to make a special game soon though, complete with all of the toppings! YEAH! Look out world.

Welcome again :grin:
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Post by: CaptainD on 08 Dec 2014, 15:10
I once made a couple games but nothing too special.  I'm going to make a special game soon though, complete with all of the toppings! YEAH! Look out world.

YEAH!  TOPPINGS!! ;-D

Not sure if I knew you before on here, but either way, welcome back. ;-D
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Post by: Adventurer 007 on 23 Dec 2014, 00:59
Hello,

   Just wanted to say that the sign on for the forums was a bit rough.  For us older folk, perhaps a place to just directly call you or for you to call us and talk to validate we are human would be nice.  It is sad that we have come to the point where a 20 questions survey is needed.  In truth it will actually turn away a few folks my age because we don't have time for silly games.

   I have been working over game design for a long time and like what I see with the AGS engine.  I am not sure if I will be porting it from C# to base C so I can work on it without using proprietary tools or just building a quick adventure game.  But I am here none the less.  Long time fan of Sierra games and Kings Quest.  Liked what AGD did and wound up here because of that.

    As a side note. Is it just me? or does the default font on this forum editor seem a bit small?
(the safari browser 7.1 build 9537.85.10.17.1 seemed to display an odd font at first when I was writing this. After clicking on preview the interface changed a bit and everything is now as I would expect from a forum submit dialogue...)

-Adventurer 007
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: miguel on 23 Dec 2014, 10:45
What do you mean not having time for silly questions? Are you that old like the end is near or something?
Welcome to the forums
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Post by: Andras Gregorik on 23 Dec 2014, 12:21
Spoiler: ShowHide
Hi everyone, I'm Andras from Budapest. (Not the Grand Hotel.)

I'm a professional screenwriter, translator and struggling novelist in my 30's who is finally finding the spare time to pursue his boyhood dreams of creating adventure games. I do realize that I'm fairly late to the party, both in terms of AGS and adventure gaming in general. But at least I made it. To the party I mean.

I've known AGS for most of its existence and played many of its better-known (and obscure) titles through the years. I have quite a few stories I hope to tell in a 2D adventure game form myself (don't we all?). As of 2014-15, I'm actually equally interested in learning both AGS and the Unity Adventure Creator, which has a more Telltale-ish favor. See y'all later.


Hi Andras,
welcome to the AGS community  ;) hope you enjoy our community and we can see your works.

I've actually fallen in love with Unity 4.6 in the meantime, and decided to make my first (semi-pro) 2D adv/rpg in that engine. AGS is great and I'll probably return, but I couldn't escape the indie allure of that trendy IDE. ;)
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Post by: Stupot on 23 Dec 2014, 12:30
Hello,

   Just wanted to say that the sign on for the forums was a bit rough.  For us older folk, perhaps a place to just directly call you or for you to call us and talk to validate we are human would be nice.  It is sad that we have come to the point where a 20 questions survey is needed.  In truth it will actually turn away a few folks my age because we don't have time for silly games.

-Adventurer 007
We've been expecting you, Mr. Bond.
I see you passed our little... test. It seems you are a capable man. I trust you are forgiving, too.  My associates and I welcome you to our humble underground lair. Do make yourself comfortable. Check out the recruitment board for... Oddjobs, and by all means ask in the technical forums if you have a... Q. But, please, Dr. No double-0 posting and the door marked Pussy Galore is my private quarters.
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Post by: miguel on 23 Dec 2014, 14:40
Good old Pussy G. Ah, what memories. She still has a couple of great moves in her, Mr.Bond, even if half the forum has shared Mr.Stu's private quarters, but that's a different story.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Andras Gregorik on 23 Dec 2014, 15:29
Hello,

   Just wanted to say that the sign on for the forums was a bit rough.  For us older folk, perhaps a place to just directly call you or for you to call us and talk to validate we are human would be nice.  It is sad that we have come to the point where a 20 questions survey is needed.  In truth it will actually turn away a few folks my age because we don't have time for silly games.

-Adventurer 007
We've been expecting you, Mr. Bond.
I see you passed our little... test. It seems you are a capable man. I trust you are forgiving, too.  My associates and I welcome you to our humble underground lair. Do make yourself comfortable. Check out the recruitment board for... Oddjobs, and by all means ask in the technical forums if you have a... Q. But, please, Dr. No double-0 posting and the door marked Pussy Galore is my private quarters.

Excellent, witty writing in mere 3 lines, Stupot. If your 'Hen Man Origins' game is gonna be half this good, I'm in for a blast. (nod)
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Post by: .rhavin on 23 Dec 2014, 22:58
newbee introduction… well, why not? ;)

I'm .rhavin, started programming on Atari 1040STF in those old days where 1MB was huge and friends asked you: "20MB hard drive? You're not going to fill that in your whole life!" Im one of the very few germans that did a complete and total refusal of military service (wich has been a crime then). I'm a musician also, play bass (7-String:
), have my own little studio, did about 100 TV shows in Berlin local TV and played mansion, zak, indy etc. when they got published. I'm one of the few to still own a real GOR-COIN.

I currently work as an audio technican here in Berlin, got certified as Enterprise & Server-Admin (MCITP), code in Java, c++, Perl and work with cubase, photoshop, gimp, editplus.

I have lots of ideas for games but currently still lack a good engine to realize them. I tried JMonkeyEngine and have aa project in development there but it seems like my good old aged computer is still to slow for my ideas to work, so i wait for the 2015 price-drop. I did a lot of pen&paper RPGs, played lots of solo computer RPGs but could not get acustomed to games where it all depends on the money and time you spend.

I'm a non-smoker-sometimes-doper and left-wing-better-world-utopist that likes good whiskey (connemara single cask), good black beer (guinnes) and a good verbal fight with intelligent people.



Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Adventurer 007 on 27 Dec 2014, 02:29
Stupot+:  Well said Sir.  And thank you for welcoming me to the forum.  I assure you as a man of my profession, my needs are well provided for, and I need not interfere with established relations.

migel: To address my former comment on the 20 questions; If I have just finished off a 10 hour day reading an annual report, the last thing I want to do to unwind is to have to go through an exam to prove that I am old and capable of the use of intelligence.  It is a sad state of affairs when trolling spam bots and, well, the less enlightened force us to use such measure.  Unfortunately the motivation to "become" part of a group has to be there in and above being willing to share intellectual opinion on an open forum in order for that comment to be received.

.rhavin:  Welcome to AGS!  Its great to see the community continually gaining such talent.
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Post by: Hopper_Tabby on 05 Jan 2015, 06:51
Hey there,

I'm Hopper and I've recently decided to try and get into making some games. I'm almost twenty-four years old, an English major, and an aspiring writer focusing on poetry, creative fiction, and scripting. I'm a bit of a culture fanatic; I love having long conversations about film, music, television, performance art, writers, comics, table-top rpg's, anime; you name it, I've invested a lot of time trying to absorb it directly into my grey matter. I live in a gloomy industrial town in the American Midwest that is overcast 75% of the year, and that's all I really have to say about that. I used to be in a bunch of metal and hardcore bands throughout high school, and was in choir throughout my schooling, so I have a pretty wide amount of vocal control and a tendency to slip into impressions without warning. I have ten cats, a deep rooted interest in the occult, and am on an endless quest to literally scare the crap out of myself in some dark corner of the web. A lot of my interest in game design, as of now, lies within the writing and creative direction aspects as it's where I feel the most comfortable, but I am incredibly eager to jump into the more technical aspects and start making something interesting. I feel like I'm just rambling off things to increase inflation in my cyber-bulge, so I'll stop typing before I wind up with a biographic essay. Nice to meet some folks with similar interests in the independent creative field.
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Post by: Gurok on 05 Jan 2015, 06:59
Ten cats?

*bows*

P.S. Welcome to the forum! :D
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Post by: Hopper_Tabby on 05 Jan 2015, 08:18
Ten cats?

Yeaaaaaah, that kind of gradually happened. It's not as overwhelming as it seems on paper as long as we're all on top of things. I live in a urban area where there's a lot of short leases and frequent moving. This means a lot of pets get left behind, unfortunately, and I've found kittens on several occasions that I just couldn't leave outside alone...then they started adding up.

But anyway, thank you. I'm looking forward to getting to know everyone and crankin' out some work.
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Post by: Lasca on 05 Jan 2015, 09:04
Welcome Hopper! Hardcore playing, horror loving cat enthusiasts are always a welcome sight!
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Post by: shynra on 05 Jan 2015, 17:03
Hi Everyone

Im Shyrna, been a long time adventure fan - started with the neighbor lending me monkey island + RAM expansion for the Amiga and been playing ever since. Always wanted to make my own game so have just started with AGS. I have a basic game up and running but needs a lot more polish before the public can see it!

I'll probably be asking for help and advice - try to help others if I can - and in general discussion I'll read and may jump into discussions especially if videogames/anime/board game related :)
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Post by: KodiakBehr on 06 Jan 2015, 02:35
Welcome!  Looking forward to seeing your first title!
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Post by: Queen Kara on 09 Jan 2015, 10:37
I'm sorry for not being here. Stuff happens. I'm pretty busy these days but I'll still try to check things out regular since I still have this account and I'm back.... I have a new laptop and that's how I'm able to access the internet. Sam - ( my old laptop ) died. I haven't used a pc in a long time even though I still have one I haven't poked around in there for a looooong time and I've been away from these forums far too long. Wow. I haven't done any art on Tyrone - ( my new laptop ) - yet. I don't even have my fave art program installed but I've been considering installing it and trying to get back into creating games and working on art. To everyone who gave even the slightest crap about me , considered me for their projects, and sent me kind messages...thank you. I am happy to see we're at page 46. Thank you everyone for making games and posting in this thread. I've been going through things and downloading new games and older games that I forgot what they were like so it's like playing a new game anyway.....

As people could tell from older posts, I'm better at speaking German and understanding some of it better than I am at spelling the words. Sorry about that.
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Post by: Babar on 09 Jan 2015, 12:38
Oh wow! Welcome back, QK!
I never got around to the spoof game I PMed you about all those years ago, but it is nice to see that you didn't disappear :D. Hope to see something from you in Completed Game Announcements at some point soon!
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Post by: ViKing Games on 18 Jan 2015, 02:11
Hello! I actually joined a few days ago but only saw this topic now... so here I am. :-\
I've done smaller, non-adventure games for jams like Ludum Dare, but I haven't yet gotten around to making a full game; planning isn't exactly my strong suit. Expect me to make some adventure games more similar to Myst or Shivers than AGS's traditional style, I very rarely play adventure games with visible characters.

See you around! ;)
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Post by: jahnocli on 09 Feb 2015, 15:37
Registered a few days back, so thought I'd better introduce myself. I'm an old geezer, been involved in art and design stuff for most of my life (with a bit of programming thrown in in the later stages). Live in the middle of the UK. Interested in using AGS to make a oouple of LucasArts-style narrative things -- may even turn into games! Done all 44 of desnming's tutorials (phew!), so I guess I've got no excuse but to get on with it. You'll probably see me around the forums moaning or asking for help on a regular basis...hasta la vista...
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Post by: CaptainD on 09 Feb 2015, 16:28
Greetings ViKing Games and janocli!!  Look forward to seeing what you come up with (and intrigued to see how ViKing animates his invisible characters (roll)).
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Post by: HanaIndiana on 10 Feb 2015, 05:59
Welcome jahnocli! Nice to see a fellow tutorial fan :)  Hope to see your art style in the future!
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Post by: Meshle on 10 Feb 2015, 08:03
I joined a few days ago but only just saw this post. I've never made a game before, though I've always wanted to, and after struggling with RPGMaker for a few weeks I gave up and decided to try out AGS. It was a pretty involved process...I run a Mac but ran into some bugs when using Parallels, so I had to suck it up and install Windows via Boot Camp. It's been pretty smooth sailing since though; I've just been fiddling around and clicking through tutorials, trying to get a feel for it. So far, I like the engine way way more than RPGMaker haha.
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Post by: Anshinin on 13 Feb 2015, 19:09
I joined a few days ago but only just saw this post.

Same here haha, didn't even notice this. I've already made a few posts but in the introduction-y spirit I found this forum through using AGS on my first game I'm making. Which is based on a webcomic called zQuest (http://zeniea.com) I run. I really like the program and I'm getting used to the scripting now, though I'll prob still make some posts for help.

I also have a Zelda Link to the Past romhack I've been working on for about a year or so called Oracle of Secrets (http://halext.org/~OoS) under my rom hacking pseudonym "moegami"

So yes, I usually don't get involved with forums ever, but I like this place :grin:
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Post by: kelseyr713 on 09 Mar 2015, 00:49
Hello everyone! I'm a big fan of a lot of games made in AGS and thought I'd sign up (and maybe even try my hand at it sometime!). I'm the Editor-in-Chief of an all-woman run gaming site (NerdyButFlirty), and I also stream with the StreamFriends. And I've listened to all of Blue Cup Tools, hehe.
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Post by: LimpingFish on 09 Mar 2015, 02:52
Welcome, new members, and happy posting! ;-D





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Post by: actualwiazrd on 09 Mar 2015, 07:15
Hi guys, I've stumbled around this place a few times before, and thought I'd finally sign up after going through the AGSbook.pdf tutorial one weekend instead of preparing for uni...and holy shit it's really fun. Just about done with my first game (basic room escape, featuring my cats). It's cool.

It's also nice to see a forum that is still alive! Every single one I was on in high school (which wasn't too long ago, sorry!), is now dead. I just finished Gemini Rue, which kinda spurred me to check out the site and engine again (it's been sitting in my downloads for a LONG TIME).

So yeah. Hi. Intro. The end.:grin:
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Gaucelm on 13 Apr 2015, 04:06
Hi, Gaucelm here, I have been registered on this forum for quite a while but never introduced myself... so here.

I am French, but mostly grew up in South-East Asia. My favorite genre of games has always been graphic adventure games, and in my preteen days, I first played Police Quest, Gobliiins, Gobliins 2, Day of the Tentacle and Lost In Time, which were enthralling experiences to me.
Later, I would go on to play Monkey Island I & II, Full Throttle, Grim Fandango, Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, the Leisure Suit Larry series and Gabriel Knight III & II (yes, 3 before 2).
Side experiences also included Chronicles of the Sword, Museum Madness and Down in the Dumps (that I have yet to finish). And more.
I have now access to more and more adventure games; thanks to many websites, I have gotten a load of adventure games (plus other types of games) but I can hardly decide which ones to play, to keep on playing, to finish, etc.

I have had the idea to create my own point-and-click adventure game, and have learned about this  website for years. Other arrangements took away my attention, but recently I am trying to organize myself.

I am an artist, and I draw, do illustrations, comics, and animations. I intend to put that into use here...
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Davi Vasc on 17 Apr 2015, 20:59
Hello everyone :)

My name is Davi Vasc. I have been lurking around here and decided to make an account and present myself. I grew up playing point and click adventure games like Monkey Island, and even though I have no intention of creating games of my own, I am eager to play some AGS games, interact with the people that make them, and mainly: collaborate on some projects as a music composer!

Nice to meet you all.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: MyEakinBack on 18 Apr 2015, 01:05
Hi all, I joined several days ago and also didn't see this thread. So thanks to Davi for pointing it out! I'm certainly no spring chicken, but have loved adventure games forever. The short story is my kids grew up and gave me back some free time. I then discovered old adventure games through GOG. And that led me to grab a bundle of games from Wadjet Eye (Gemini Rue, Resonance, etc. - you all know). And Dave Gilbert with his comments at the end... "We used AGS". What! what the heck is AGS? Of course I discovered a wonder of nature here. We live in a world where you can create your own games in a fraction of the time! Where have I been? Who would have known? Oh, did I mention those kids going to college? Anyway it's great to be here and to have a place to explode with a lifetime of creative energy! I will be making games for a long time to come - let's hope. (nod)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Amayirot Akago on 19 Apr 2015, 11:45
Hey all! Amayirot Akago here, long time gamer from the Netherlands. Been aware of the AGS scene since the early days of Rob Blanc and Larry Vales, but never really been inclined to try my hand at creating something myself. That is, until hanging around some fellow enthusiasts on Twitter like Ben Chandler, Francisco Gonzales, Troels Pleimert and Frederik Olsen compelled me to give this whole thing a shot. That aside, I run a blog where I occasionally review games I've played, and a Youtube channel where I do video reviews on stuff that I like, whether it be video games, movies, TV shows, or whatever else I feel like covering. Nice to meet you all and hope we can get along :)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: xzebx on 26 Apr 2015, 15:09
hello i am saad from pakistan

newbie for now at using ags.

i feel like learning (roll)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: SkyWaalkes on 03 May 2015, 20:12
Hey all!

I've been visiting the forums on and off and dabbling in AGS since 2009-ish, when I heard about Heroine's Quest and the QFG2 remake. Been adventure gaming since I was a kid but these days I'm mostly into the Quest For Glory style adventure/RPG hybrids. The new ones that are coming out have been awesome! I decided to finally join the forums. Really need some help on my background art.

I look forward to being a part of the AGS community! :)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: G.o O.ut A.nd T.ry on 09 May 2015, 15:10
Hello, I am quite new here. I hope we will all get along. I am a RPG-maniac, by the way, so if anyone likes old cRPGs or new ones, feel free to talk to me.

EDIT: How the Hell did I forget to mention this? I was playing AGS games before I even knew what AGS was. Games like A Tale of Two Kingdoms, and the Chzo Mythos series.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Noto on 27 May 2015, 15:58
I never realized how odd it is for me to introduce myself in an online public forum. I'd like to delete this post if I can, it looked pretty bad to me in retrospect.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Mathias on 27 May 2015, 17:00
Hi there. I've been lurking these forums for the better part of a year before I actually signed up.
I turned to AGS as a means to tell stories as I recon most of the guys and gals on here. I loved the "old" Lucas Arts games that exited a younger version of myself in the early 90-ies. After quitting raiding in WoW that has been taking up my gaming activity since 2008 I rediscovered the beauty of point and click adventure gaming and now working on bringing this story to Life that I have had in the back of my head since 2004 as a point and click adventure game. I'm proficient in 3d software such as Cinema 4d.
Cya all around at the forums.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: LimpingFish on 28 May 2015, 00:27
Welcome, welcome, one and all! ;-D

If you have skills to offer, stop by the "Offer Your Services (http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=45274.0)" thread and let people know what you can do. Make sure you read the board rules (http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=45753.0) first, though!

Have fun!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: CatPunter on 28 Jun 2015, 07:25
Hello!

I'm CatPunter, a freelance artist currently working on Gurok's "Kate and Shelly Stick Together" game. I've done work for bigger names on cardgames and conceptart so it's been nice to do something very low stress and rewarding as basically making every asset for a game project....okay a little stressful, but still! I've been forced to sign up since he's not very active in his own thread and I want to change that. I'm also available if you have questions or comments about things related to the game or art, so don't hesitate to message if you want to.

Thanks!
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Post by: RickJ on 28 Jun 2015, 16:02
CatPunter: I like cats better than people and so I find your nick a bit off-putting.
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Post by: LimpingFish on 28 Jun 2015, 18:55
CatPunter: I like cats better than people and so I find your nick a bit off-putting.

Maybe it's actually a name: Catherine Punter? ;-D

Welcome to AGS, CatPunter!
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Post by: CatPunter on 29 Jun 2015, 00:16
CatPunter: I like cats better than people and so I find your nick a bit off-putting.

Oh no, sorry! It's a bit of an injoke. My cat is really weird (ie stupid) and when I swing my feet back and forth at the computer desk he rushes under so he's right in the path of my feet and just...lays there haha. If I stop he starts screaming at me. I just find it really funny and use it as a username because of that. I don't actually punt cats!   
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Post by: RickJ on 29 Jun 2015, 08:43
Catpunter: Hehe!  I am so relieved to hear that.  We have 7 that we took in off the street and  they are beloved family members.  When I first saw your nick it made me think of Max the cat (http://www.inlander.com/spokane/fighting-fire/Content?oid=2127340).  Anyway welcome to AGS.
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Post by: haroldw on 31 Jul 2015, 01:43
Hello all, I'm haroldw  - Like other newbies, I've been playing AGS games and reading the forums for a few years before joining.   UNfortunatley I'm sort of one of the those spam-lite guys, that you guys hate.  BUT I also have a legitimate reason for joining.  To comment on games that I've loved and let those developers know that their work deserves the highest respect.

At some point in the future, after a decent number of posts, I'll post my efforts - IN THE GENERAL DISCUSSION THREAD (see, I get it).   
By the way, I did not use any engine, decided to do it from scratch but AGS was one engine that I seriously considered. Basically because of playing Adventure Island  (before that, I didn't know AGS could produce Hi-Res stunning graphics).
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: AnasAbdin on 31 Jul 2015, 10:48
Hi haroldw and welcome to the forums ;-D

Don't worry there is no hate in here at all. Only a little misunderstanding which will be forgotten in 3.14 nano seconds. I surely hope to see your future projects when they are ready to be presented in the suitable sub forums.

Best of luck!
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Post by: haroldw on 31 Jul 2015, 22:23
Hi AnasAbdin, congratulations on the Anastronaut/Moon Hopper series. Good luck with Tardigrades on Steam Greenlight.  I have to get myself up to speed on
how it all works.  Afraid I don't know much about these indie-distributers and voting.  The floating ice mini game in the trailer - great old school idea.
For now I have to settle for Dexter Morning routine.   With Dexter, I can see you are creating new game concepts, for me I would define this as an Art game     because it has that feel about it. It's fun to play.  I haven't actually won yet. but I got that pesky mosquito. Also recommended it on the games page.

Moon Hopper looks very intense.  It's impossible to give a take on it without playing it but I think the trailer does show that it's an intense and intriguing game. rather Epic.
Hard to believe you're able to just crank these things out.  I think it's hard to hold the public's interest without a dead body or zombies running around.  I didn't see any in the trailer so I assume you and I are relying on other techniques to hold their interest - I find this very difficult.
   
  Sorry for so many words, but I know hard people work to create these games.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Ens. Megane on 04 Aug 2015, 23:57
Hi there! Name's Ens. Megane. My first foray into adventure games was King's Quest 7, a game I expected to be as harmless as Disney movies, before getting traumatized by all sorts of cruel deaths. Been playing point & clicks ever since.

I thought it was time I tried my hand at making a game myself, and as such joining the forums stuck me as a good idea.
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Post by: portableTaco on 14 Aug 2015, 00:53
Hi everybody. =D I'm not really new but I was gone for so long I just made a new account.  I used to be Moresco, but you probably don't remember me cuz that was way back in 2003 or something.  Anyway hey.  I've made lots of things here and there but never finished a game because I'm lame, ha.  I moonlight as a rock musician and I love adventure games.  My favorites were Quest for Glory, Police Quest 2 and Monkey Island.
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Post by: Superkumi on 18 Aug 2015, 18:27
Hey all, my name's Yonatan (or Jonathan, if you prefer) Spira.
I've been playing adventure games most of my life, and I'd love to make some myself.
I'm studying game design in college, and have some designing, writing and programming experience.
Been learning how to use AGS lately and stalking the forums (I know where you live!) and decided its time to join the party!
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Post by: portableTaco on 19 Aug 2015, 19:05
Welcome aboard, Yonatan! =D
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Post by: Enji_Warden on 19 Aug 2015, 23:33
'Ello everybody - I have been lurking the past couple days and just finished my first game with AGS today. I didn't know where to start so someone suggested I make a game where you literally just boil water in a kitchen so that's what I did hahaha. I drew the background in 10 minutes so the game is called "the ugliest kitchen" :D feels really good to have finished a game even though it's hideous hahaha..

Anyway I've always loved old school PC games - I'm 29 now (30 in a few months).. and when I was ~5 years old or so my parents let me play PC games but only educational ones for a few years.. think mixed up mother goose, mixed up fairy tales, super solvers.. math blaster.. broderbund's Treehouse.. etc.. then I think my first non-educational game was The Secret of Monkey Island, then King's quest V, then it was all downhill from there.. Monkey Island 2 was actually my first "pirated game" cause someone in an AOL chat room sent it to me via email lol - I also played MUDs on AOL like Gemstone III (now Gemstone IV).. never stopped playing new games! Now I play a ton of games on Steam and love the indie scene. Lately I've had this big itch to do something creative since, well, I'm a public accountant and it's not like I get the chance to do anything creative otherwise. I took one C class in college and have fiddled around in the past making mods for the sims 2, but really just textures in photoshop, nothing 3D. I get overwhelmed with my current lack of spatial reasoning, so that's how I stumbled upon AGS. Plus I am biased towards the 2D point and click style anyway. I'm surprised I managed to finish my game without asking one thing on the forums, so felt like I had to post somewhere and say hello at least haha! so Hiiiiii :D

One thing I can't figure out is how to get my dang avatar pic to work on here :tongue:
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: AnasAbdin on 20 Aug 2015, 07:32
Hi Enji_Warden and welcome aboard!  ;-D
To put your avatar here, goto Profile >> Forum Profile..
then select "Specify avatar by URL (120 x 120 pixels)" form the Personalized Picture and add the url where the picture is. You can simply use imgur (http://imgur.com/)

Even if you think your game may look hideous, you can always upload it and post a link for us to try it out! Hope to see more of your projects soon  :-D
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Post by: Enji_Warden on 21 Aug 2015, 01:31
Thanks for the welcome AnasAbdin - wooo I got my avatar to work, I guess it likes imgur more than dropbox links XD
This is literally all I've done so far - anyone can try it out if they have ABYSMAL expectations lol (it literally looks like a 5 yr old drew it, I just wanted to jump into the engine haha) :D

https://www.dropbox.com/s/r75nmcmqrg7pbxi/TheUgliestKitchen.rar?dl=0

I spent FOREVER trying to make a sprite and do walking animation today, and realized just how bad I am at animation haha - this second game is just walking in a room with sound and animation and a little creature you can talk to (by talk to I mean he growls at you lol).. open it if you want to see bad river dancing :D

https://www.dropbox.com/s/0kft3erne88y9a3/Hugo.rar?dl=0

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Post by: sketchess on 22 Aug 2015, 09:57
Hello everyone.
I was going astray a half lifetime ago, so I give myself a fresh start.
I guess, it will be exciting to see what happend to AGS in total.

See ya around.
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Post by: MrShinespark on 30 Aug 2015, 16:15
Hello there, I'm MrShinespark. I'm an artist by trade, and while I am new to AGS I'm "old" when it comes to design. I used to be heavily involved in the RPG Maker community, but after a while I picked up some real life work and it fell by the wayside. Currently I've retired from my freelancer lifestyle and settled down a bit, I need a different engine to poke around in and AGS seemed like something I could sink my teeth into. I do a lot of 2d related artwork, however I am currently training in 3d to "keep up with the times". Once I finish my avatar and forum signature I think I will post a link to my Deviant Art to show off some of what I have done in the past, until then :).
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Post by: Cassiebsg on 30 Aug 2015, 17:45
Welcome guys, hope to see something from you sometime soon. (nod)
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Post by: RosstheBoss0 on 30 Aug 2015, 21:22
Hey I'm Ross from Scotland, i'm an art and animation student and have always loved graphic adventure games of all kinds specially monkey island, broken sword, BASS etc and ever since I've wanted to create something along the same lines, this year I decided I would make a start. So far I'm about half way through my first Ags game and very happy I have the chance of making an adventure game and hopefully many more.
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Post by: MrShinespark on 30 Aug 2015, 21:29
Monkey Island was a blast, loved that game :)
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Post by: TruthHurts22 on 06 Sep 2015, 04:17
Heyo!

I'm not really sure if I'm supposed to put like, a story about how I found out about this place or not. Basically I knew about this site/program for a while, but I never really looked into it. Recently I played through the "Chzo Mythos" and other AGS-made games and decided to take a spin with it. Now I'm here.

Glad to hopefully be part of the community.
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Post by: Shepsus on 12 Oct 2015, 10:33
New here! Trying to learn a bit about game development, but currently just a story teller myself.
I definitely hope I don't intrude by asking questions.
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Post by: Retro Wolf on 12 Oct 2015, 12:37
No intrusion Shepsus! That's what the forum is all about. Welcome to the AGS community!
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Post by: Stromvin on 17 Oct 2015, 14:56
Hello there
uhm... dont really know what to say.

Im Marco, aka Stromvin(main character of a story i wrote years ago)
Im 32 years omg old and im from germany
Ags i know for some years now, but i never really took the step to register here. But i was always comin here when i had technical probs.
My first really strong adventure experience was "The riddle of Master Lu" which i still consider as one of the best adventures. Im also no real fan of comedy adventures although i love comedy, but i guess i just dont want to work for my laughs ;)
I registered now, because im in the process of making a game atm and i might have some questions, so i thought better to have an introduction of myself beforehand. Currently im unemployed and am actually thinkin of coding games for a living, i just dont know how to really pull it off and if it is a good idea. So yeah, maybe when i upload somethin in the near future you will be able to help me with that descision ;)

So far, greez Stromvin
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: AnasAbdin on 17 Oct 2015, 18:26
Hello Marco ;-D welcome to the AGS club 8-)
Hope to see something in production soon from you!
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Post by: Gatata03 on 18 Oct 2015, 09:49
hi there!
My name is David and I am from Czech Rep. 8-0
I first started making games in RPG maker, but i really wanted to make my own game with my own design, so I tried AGS and I love it.
The only problem is that I am not good at pixel art and even worse at drawing so I am trying to improve my pixel art skill :-D

and I have one question, how big the background should be? (Sorry for my English and stupid question :-D )


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Post by: Gurok on 18 Oct 2015, 10:00
The default resolution is 320x200. You don't have to make your background 320x200, however. You can make a smaller background and centre it or make a larger background and have it scroll as the player moves.

You can change your game's resolution in General Settings. Common resolutions include 320x200, 320x240, 640x400 and 640x480. AGS also supports some higher resolutions and the new alphas support just about any resolution you could want. If you're just starting out, 320x200 might be good. Just make a new 320x200 image in your favourite image editor and let your imagination run wild. Good luck and welcome to the forum!
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Post by: Cassiebsg on 18 Oct 2015, 10:49
Welcome David. :)
And if you stuck on what to draw try one of the forum competitions, so you can have a starting point for what to draw. ;)
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Post by: Stromvin on 18 Oct 2015, 11:07
Thx Anas for the nice welcome,
well i already have 2 of 5 chapters of a little story, but there are still soo many little things to optimize...
oh and its in german so far ;) so ill have to do a translation too.
There is another project, but while being made with AGS its not an adventure game.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: HoloGrm on 05 Nov 2015, 22:50
Hi! Im am a guy who decided to join this forum to help with others projects and maybe my own own one day! I have been making music for over 5 years and love game soundtracks (i am most inspired by Tomas Dvorak and his work with amantia design!)

And that is about it...
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Stromvin on 07 Nov 2015, 10:43
Then Welcome HoloGrm, Im pretty new to the forum as well, but since no one of the ancients replied i just did it myself ;)
Maybe you will be able to "show" us some examples of your work in the future, looking forward to it.
Greez Stromvin
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Post by: Retro Wolf on 07 Nov 2015, 18:04
Welcome HoloGrm and Stromvin!!
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Post by: Stromvin on 09 Nov 2015, 08:58
Thank you kindly Retro Wolf!!
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Post by: SestunaShadow on 30 Nov 2015, 20:52
Hello,

I'm SetsunaShadow, or at least i usually use this nickname sometimes :P.

I want to introduce me, I'm a guy, currently 28 years old (maybe too old to make simplier old adventure games), from Barcelona (Spain).

Since I was a child I played a lot of adventure games, mainly the Lucas Arts ones. And i did a lot of fan games on RPGMaker on my day, and recently i tried a little the unity engine but the level of coding there it's too much for me. I know some basic stuff and I can understand the majority of the code (different from doing it yourself :sad: ). But I always was looking to make adventure games. I found Visionarie studio and I didn't like that too much. Then I stumbled on AGS when i was waching Yahtzee19's youtube channel and after doing the basic tutorials and reading a bit of the manual, I finally decided to register on the forum and introduce myself.

So anyways, thank you all and I hope to stay here a long time (At least my free time).

Goodbye.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Jack on 04 Dec 2015, 10:31
Hey all,

Adventure games captured my attention and imagination at a young age because of their freedom. Over the years I've started a fair few projects that were never finished, and posted here on and off, mainly to get critiques of my early work.

Last year I finally decided to start something with a more manageable scope and size, and outlined an adventure game which I felt would take me about three weeks to complete. About a year later I finally finished my first game, which mostly caused people to recoil in horror at its adult content.

Though I have many ideas, I'm having some trouble coming up with my next game. I have no plans to work in anything other than AGS for the foreseeable future, so you all are stuck with me.
Title: hi everyone!
Post by: harima on 18 Dec 2015, 22:08
Hi everyone,
I'm Alex, an Italian adventure game fan since 90's
I think I played most of them and i fall in love with the pixeled 320x200 games
so, I started to "program" in AGS since some years but I never have the courage to inscribe me at this forum that I read sometimes, expecially the game in production posts.

I hope you undestand my english and... enjoy my experiments :)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Cassiebsg on 18 Dec 2015, 22:17
Welcome Alex! :)

Hope you share your experiments with us! ;)
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Post by: CaptainD on 18 Dec 2015, 22:40
A big WELCOME to all our new members! :cheesy:
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Post by: Kagama on 24 Dec 2015, 00:16
Hello.I am new and as you can tell I am Kagama.Slowly getting the hang of AGS to create my own adventure.I like the creative aspect of it and is currently working on a gothic setting game-with a certain dark and irreverent comedic touch. Happy to be here:wink:   Already got help by a kind person so look forward to be able to connect with others:wink:
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Retro Wolf on 24 Dec 2015, 22:19
Welcome to the AGS community Kagama!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Adeel on 24 Dec 2015, 23:21
Welcome to the AGS community, Retro Wolf! ;)
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Post by: Kagama on 28 Dec 2015, 22:16
Welcome to the AGS community Kagama!
    Thank you Retrowolf☺
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Post by: Funkpanzer on 06 Jan 2016, 21:11
I've been here for a few months but thought I should properly introduce myself. I'm an artist and composer that has been wanting to get into games for the past decade and decided to start with AGS, mainly due to my undying love for adventure games and pixel art.

So far I'm really enjoying learning how to code from all of you and genuinely love how supportive this community is! ;-D Really looking forward to finishing one of the three games I've started since I joined...

e. Here is my music if anyone's interested: http://music.charlietwitch.com/
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Retro Wolf on 07 Jan 2016, 08:58
Good to have you Funkpanzer!
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Post by: YORiso on 08 Jan 2016, 21:28
Hi everybody, im a pixel artist and i have already participated on one P'n'C, Freak Chic last month. Currently, i'm working on graphic assets for a megadrive platformer and a P'n'C with Atavismus.
I' m a gamer since 1980 and i love the lucasarts gold age.
I make "retro video chronicles" for fun on my youtube channel, about all machines: amiga, amstrad, msx, etc...
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Adeel on 09 Jan 2016, 07:13
Welcome, YORiso! Looking forward to see your projects. :)
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Post by: superfoley on 27 Jan 2016, 10:57
Hi!

I am Foley, Superfoley :)
I am a fan of many types of games. My favorite is RPG, MMORP. Like DnD and Heroes 3.

I am a good actor, when playin in real live role play games than I am very happy.
Nowadays I am playing in real live escape games.

Title: I'm Bernardo, film student giving my first try at making a game [=
Post by: bad-and-ugly on 16 Mar 2016, 00:33
Hello everyone [=
I'm Bernardo, I study film in university. Some friends and I are making our first game for a art direction class. It's due March 29th, we'll only make a short demo. I came to the forums to find out if it was possible and how to make an NPC follow the player character. I found FollowCharacter in SetCharacterProperty in the manual.
Hugs
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Post by: Ezelion_the_Ironclad on 16 Mar 2016, 14:26
     Well greetings to all who may read this. I use the handle Ezelion the Ironclad, but people usually call me Ezel.
 
     I'm (at time of posting) 20 years of age and in college working towards a degree in Journalism. My ultimate goal is to become a games journalist and author. I picked up AGS because I feel that adventure games are one of the best ways to convey an interactive story, especially compared to an fps, visual novel (usually less interactive than other games), or RPGMaker game. That is not to say that I dislike those forms of games, I actually love them, but when I think about some of the best stories and personality in games, I think of things like The Monkey Island Series, The Blackwell Series (barring that awful finale :angry: ), The King's Quest series (usually), etc. Once I get a handle on how AGS works, and find someone to do art, then I have what I think is an ambitious goal: A game that revolves around three characters with drastically different abilities, who are bound together by *Spoilers Redacted* and have to *Spoilers Redacted*.

     I look forward to chatting with you guys and finding some great people to toss ideas around with! :grin:
   
     
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Danvzare on 16 Mar 2016, 15:15
Hello Ezel, and welcome.

Good luck with the game you have planned. Although may I suggest that start with something a lot smaller and easier. You generally want to improve your skills and understanding of the engine, before you take on a big project.
It's just some friendly advice though. Feel free to ignore it. :-D
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Ark on 05 Apr 2016, 23:57
Hi!

9 days ago I've downloaded AGS and started working immediately. I thought I will have a tonne of questions to ask here, but so far I manage to find everything I need in the manual and the forum itself. Tutorials are very useful too. I think I'm doing good, considering that 9 days ago seeing words "if" "else" and "function" in one sentence was enough for me to fall down and loose consciousness (laugh) . I hope I'll be able to finish the demo soon.

My real name is Alex and I'm happy being here. Big thanks to the creator of AGS and everybody involved! I'll do my best to use it in the most awesome way I can! :-D
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Fitz on 06 Apr 2016, 00:10
I remember that feeling: first lines, first fuctions working as expected... :) Magic!

Best of luck with the demo!
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Post by: CrashPL on 06 Apr 2016, 08:04
I remember that feeling: first lines, first fuctions working as expected... :) Magic!

I remember my first crappy (but working) two-room demo, with hastily drawn and animated sprites, crammed full with almost every thing imaginable (even some FMV cutscenes), just for testing and practice purposes. Ah, the jolly time of Christmas 2008... shame I didn't download it earlier! (I was aware of AGS since 2004, when I played good ol' Pleurghburg for the first time).

Welcome aboard Ark! Good luck with your productions! ;)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Ark on 06 Apr 2016, 14:32
Fitz, CrashPL, thank you!

Yes, working on AGS still seems magical to me. Some function names in the manual look like spells from Harry Potter. Which is good - "mystery is important" :-D .
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: misccccc on 26 May 2016, 14:28

Hey guys. I'm not that new here, though I couldn't remember my old account name.
I'm kind of starting to wonder if private messaging is locked unless you have a certain amount of posts. I've PMed a few people I'm kind of sure should've gotten the message by now :\
Anywho, hey guys :P
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: CaesarCub on 03 Jul 2016, 02:14
Hi there.-
I kinda suck at introductions, but here we go.

My name is Cesar, but I have been CaesarCub over the net since the previous century.
I have been a fan of adventure games since I got my first computer, and I'm one of the weird ones that think of Loom as one of the best adventure games of all times.
I studied art in college and did some programming as a hobby.
I have toyed around with AGS for years, and lurked the forums for a long time, but I finally got around making an account.
Most of the stuff I have created have always been of an adult nature, so I always felt it weird to post them around in a public forum like this.

Here's some of the art I have done (all SFW).

Spoiler: ShowHide

(http://i.imgur.com/yLhjaDx.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/o8SlfpU.png)(http://i.imgur.com/0lIV0eL.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/yOXck68.gif)
(http://i.imgur.com/OznblEl.png)


Hugs.-
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: kconan on 03 Jul 2016, 02:26
I like "Bard & Barbarian"!  I'd be curious to hear their story.

Welcome!
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Post by: CaesarCub on 03 Jul 2016, 02:31
Well, the only other thing I did about them is this small strip:

Spoiler: ShowHide
(http://i.imgur.com/6uwFwkc.gif)


I never got around to flesh them out more than this.
They only exist because I got a song stuck on my head Bitter Water by The Oh Hellos (http://music.theohhellos.com/track/bitter-water).
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Danvzare on 03 Jul 2016, 09:47
Welcome to the forums CaesarCub. :-D
We have pie and we have juice, although I'd advice you to avoid the pie... and the juice. (laugh)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: AnasAbdin on 03 Jul 2016, 11:54
Welcome aboard CaesarCub!
Love the pixels  (laugh)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: CaesarCub on 03 Jul 2016, 13:40
Thanks for the warm welcome :D
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: KyriakosCH on 06 Jul 2016, 03:37
I just wish to state that the AGS engine is PHENOMENALLY good.

Regards.

You effectively made it possible for people to create their game, provided they feel like using some talent.

8-)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: luisdementia on 06 Jul 2016, 22:02
Hey there. I didn't notice this thread before.

My name is Luis, and I am an aspiring video game writer. I've always been an adventure game fan, and I finally decided to register here, to become a part of this amazing community. I also compose original music.

Take care! :)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Danvzare on 07 Jul 2016, 12:02
Welcome to the forums Luis. :-D

I wish you luck in your video game writing endeavors.
Being able to compose your own music should be invaluable when making your own games.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: CaptainD on 07 Jul 2016, 12:09
Welcome Luis!  We'll be hearing some of your music in an updated game release pretty soon ;)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: luisdementia on 07 Jul 2016, 13:31
Welcome to the forums Luis. :-D

I wish you luck in your video game writing endeavors.
Being able to compose your own music should be invaluable when making your own games.

Thank you! :)

Welcome Luis!  We'll be hearing some of your music in an updated game release pretty soon ;)

Yeah, my first music for a game! Looking forward to playing it again :D
Title: Hello!
Post by: Lord Ed on 15 Jul 2016, 23:06
Hello. My name is Lord Ed. I am new to the AGS community and I gotta say, what I've seen so far from this community is pretty cool and impressive. I hope to work on a game soon and hope to collaborate with the fine users of this community. That's all for now. Thank you and have a great day! :)
Title: Re: Hello!
Post by: Danvzare on 16 Jul 2016, 10:17
Nice to meet you Lord Ed. :-D
I look forward to seeing what games you make.
Although there is an introduction thread that you could have posted this in, rather than starting a whole new thread.

[Moved! -Snarky]
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: VampireWombat on 02 Aug 2016, 19:17
Hi, I'm Vampire Wombat (don't worry, I only drink marsupial and monotreme blood). Or you can call me Scotty.
I've played adventure games off and on since the days of shareware (so yes, Hugo's House of Horror would have been one of my first).
I worked with AGS some a couple of years ago and really thought I had created an account here back then. The game I was working on never got completed for reasons I can't even remember. I've been working with RPG Maker off and on since then. I decided to return to AGS since it's best for straight adventure games.
After having read through several threads yesterday, I decided to create an account. And so here I am. Typing this sentence...
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Danvzare on 02 Aug 2016, 19:58
Welcome to the forums VampireWomabat. :-D
It's always nice to see a new face.

Is there any games you're planning to make?
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: CaptainD on 02 Aug 2016, 21:41
Welcome Wombat! :grin:
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: VampireWombat on 02 Aug 2016, 22:01
Welcome to the forums VampireWomabat. :-D
It's always nice to see a new face.

Is there any games you're planning to make?
Thank you.

Nothing specific at the moment since I already have an rpg maker game in the works with 2 or 3 in planning stages. But I do hope to become involved in some of the contests and also maybe make spinoff games. But I would like to make a game for Halloween, if I can come up with an idea.

Welcome Wombat! :grin:
Thank you.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: MrsWhite on 08 Aug 2016, 21:48
Hi, I'm MrsWhite and I've been using AGS for 1 week only but I've already adopted it.
I like point & click adventure games and I'm trying to make one, though I've no experience with making games so far. :-[
So I came here to be entertained by the games that everyone makes and give feedback (and learn) :-D

And special thanks for the version 3.4 which has at least one cool new feature I'm using.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: CaptainD on 09 Aug 2016, 16:28
Hi Mrs White!

Hope you enjoy making your game(s) - I look forward to seeing what you come up with. ;)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Starcat on 17 Aug 2016, 17:34
Hi everyone!
My name is Lars, I’m 31 years old and from Germany. On the web I go by the nickname of Starcat. Game development and writing are a passion of mine. As you may have guessed I especially enjoy adventure games.
I grew up playing the Lucas Arts and Sierra adventures among many others.

I’ve been developing games as a hobby since I was fourteen. Later I studied game design and worked making games for a local studio for a while. In the end I decided that enjoying games as a hobby is more important to me than the stress of earning a living with it, so I changed jobs and went into IT where I do application development now.

So these days I just want to make games for the fun of it.
I’m looking forward to being part of the AGS community and getting some of my ideas playable in AGS.
I already put a few rooms together thanks to the great Youtube tutorials of densming. :)

Cheers!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Jack on 17 Aug 2016, 18:09
Hi Starcat. Hope to see your game soon.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: CaptainD on 17 Aug 2016, 22:57
Hey Starcat! Welcome to the community, and really looking forward to seeing what you come up with.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: LeisureSuitGary on 01 Sep 2016, 05:09
Hello,

I'm new here. Looking forward to making games and talking with you all about it. Big adventure game fan. My favourite of all time was Grim Fandango. Loved the humour and originality.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Gurok on 01 Sep 2016, 05:48
I love your name, Gary! Welcome to the forum!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: xandmatt on 02 Sep 2016, 17:21
Hello, my name's Matthew. I'm 22 now 30 and in the slap bang middle of England. The point 'n' click genre was my favourite kind of game when I was growing up and I found the AGS many many years ago and I thought I signed up to these forums sooner. I guess I was just lurking for a long while a stupidly long amount of time.

I'll post again in 2024, probably.
:grin:

Hopefully not; I've always to try and give AGS a better go than I originally did in my less-technically-acute younger days. But, hi!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: CaptainD on 02 Sep 2016, 21:42
Welcome again, older, wiser and more technically astute Matthew! ;-D
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Zauberlehrling on 24 Sep 2016, 19:09
Hi Forum,

my nick in English is sorcerer's apprentice (more or less) ;)

I've never made computer games, but in the 80's I've loved Sierra's adventures. Larry, Kings Quest, Police Quest, Space Quest, you name it. I had them all on my Schneider Euro PC. 9,54MHz, CGA...
(at this time 5 1/4 and 3 1/2" disks were in the boxes, so one could buy 1 game and sell the other disks to a friend without piracy ;) )

OK,
times are changing.
Anyway, today I'm a 40 year old teacher, father of three doughters and I'm wondering if it would be possible for me to make a "serious game" (I dislike this expression) for my pupils.

Perhaps I will make up an extra thread for this. I need ideas for puzzles, how to integrate all the stuff into a story and so on.


Today I've got my first supporter charakter walking :-D
(at least left and right)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: selmiak on 24 Sep 2016, 19:50
Hi Zauberlehrling and welcome to the forums. Read a lot in the manual and some threads on the ags coding help forums are good to see code examples. If you are totally stuck and not even a forum search helps you can open a thread there and you will be a full AGS wizard in no time ;-D
You can show us some stuff in the critiques lounge if you want helpful critiques. Sometimes someone overpaints the pixels someone posts and it turns out better this way ;)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Cassiebsg on 24 Sep 2016, 20:01
Welcome aboard! :-D
Looking forward to see what you have. When you wrote "serious" I thought "adult" oriented, but then read puppils and thought "educational"... That what you had in mind?

Anyway, don't hesitate to ask around if you need help. :smiley:
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Zauberlehrling on 24 Sep 2016, 22:37
You're right :)
In Germany "serious games" is a buzzword for educational games. At least, at the moment.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Danvzare on 25 Sep 2016, 13:23
Am I the only one here who interprets "serious games" as games where everyone takes everything too seriously and speaks with a gravely voice.
In other words, noir. (laugh)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Nico on 08 Oct 2016, 00:43
Hi everyone! I'm Nico, from Uruguay.

I've been a die-hard fan of Lucas Arts adventure games all my life and ever since I discovered AGS when I was 17 or so I've been trying (unsuccessfully) to develop my own full adventure game. After some years I've decided to restart the project from scratch and see if I can make it this time. (nod)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: reg42 on 18 Oct 2016, 00:46
Hello ASG forum, I am a newbie.

I've always considered myself more of a music enthusiast than a game designer, though I thought I'd give it a try. Although at this stage I'm still figuring out how to make pretty sprite art. I've been playing games my whole life (all 23 years of it) and I'm only now realising how much work goes into making just one game. Incredible.

Anyway I'm a TEFL teacher in Japan and other than that I'm just happy to be here.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Adeel on 20 Nov 2016, 16:22
Welcome Nico and reg42.

I'm a TEFL teacher in Japan and other than that I'm just happy to be here.
You need to get in touch with Mandle and Stupot+ here. While I'm not sure about Mandle, I do know that Stupot+ is also a TEFL in Japan.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Ashava on 09 Jan 2017, 23:01
hi everybody
cool forum
a lot of useful information
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Danvzare on 10 Jan 2017, 10:18
hi everybody
cool forum
a lot of useful information
That's the shorted introduction I've ever seen.
Welcome. :-D
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Hazel on 13 Jan 2017, 03:59
Hello everyone :)

I'm a designer who loves to play videogames (adventure and rpg are my favorites) and i always wanted to create a game so i started to learn about game development.
I recently found AGS and it looks nice and its community too. I hope be able to make a lot of games in the future.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Slasher on 13 Jan 2017, 10:08
Welcome to AGS Hazel,

Enjoy your time here. There are lots of people that will help guide you into making your first AGS game.

Read the Help Manual and search the forums for answers to questions you may have first and if you can't find what you are looking for, or don't understand then post a message in the Beginners Forum.

Just don't expect to build the NEXT BIG GAME first time... Little steps are best... along with patience, commitment and above all: fun...

I wish you every success (nod)

slasher



Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Hazel on 14 Jan 2017, 00:29
Thanks slasher. :)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Retro Wolf on 21 Jan 2017, 19:09
Welcome Hazel! It is a lovely community (apart from the odd dating site bot it seems), I look forward to see what projects you come up with!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: selmiak on 21 Jan 2017, 19:40
Hi Hazel. How old are you? Why not post a picture of you. just for your interest, I'm not the odd but the lovely site dating bot! 8-)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Slasher on 21 Jan 2017, 20:01
Take no notice Hazel..

Selmiak.. you fibber (laugh)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: selmiak on 21 Jan 2017, 20:32
slasher, shhhhht, don't tell her upfront that sometimes my odd dating bot brother takes over the account :P
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Hazel on 22 Jan 2017, 01:30
lol
Thanks for the welcome Retro Wolf and site dating bot selmiak.  :-D



Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: winfrey on 24 Jan 2017, 13:36
Hi, I am new here. I go by Winfrey.   It took me awhile to register but finally was able to. Thank you CaptainD for your help.  Now to go look around.  :grin:
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: CaptainD on 24 Jan 2017, 14:03
Aha!  Welcome to the site winfrey, glad you managed to register without any further problems!  ;-D
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Slasher on 24 Jan 2017, 20:11
winfrey,

Welcome on-board the crazy train with CaptD as the driver (laugh)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: JackkRepublicc on 28 Feb 2017, 01:03
Hi guys!

I've been dabbling in game development for just over a year now, mostly using programs like Gamemaker, but I've recently started using AGS since it's ideal for the type of games I want to make! I look forward to seeing you all around the forum, and if you have any advice for a newbie, I'd really appreciate reading it!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Danvzare on 28 Feb 2017, 10:31
Welcome to the forums JackkRepublicc.
Have fun and make some great games. :-D
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: riotori on 10 Mar 2017, 12:11
Hey everyone,
Recently stumbled across the joy that is AGS, and figured I'd jump into the forum and introduce myself.
My name's Rio - Animation graduate who deviated from Animating to become an English teacher in Japan instead. After my day job I like to draw things and design, which led me over to you guys since I started writing a game with another teacher.

Always been a video game lover/player, but never imagined I could make one, so thanks, AGS :) I'm enjoying my creativity all over again.

Anyhu.. besides an obvious love of games and animation, I like synth-pop and 80's music with a passion, Japanese pop-rock and I eat way too many sweets.

Nice to meet you all!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: NickyNyce on 10 Mar 2017, 13:24
Welcome aboard. Have fun learning AGS and making your first game. We have a great community and there's lots of helpful people around when the time comes.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: CaptainD on 10 Mar 2017, 15:34
Welcome to the mad house Rio!  Hope you enjoy it here.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Somniosus on 19 Mar 2017, 22:27
Hey everyone, SP here...the man behind the hopefully;) soon to be well known Somniosus Games. One of my AGS heroes Grundislav once said don't give out a release date so I wont
but yeah I've got something that's almost done but this probably ain't the place to talk about it, so I will leave you with this, AGS is lovely innit! Anyways just my pg13 way of saying hello, not easy for a metalhead and European football fan to do now is it(wrong) cheers
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Tycho Magnetic Anomaly on 15 Apr 2017, 11:31
yes, ahoy there ags folk
  (http://fractalscapes.net/-DUMP/ags.png)

also:  https://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=54704.0
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Dream on 26 May 2017, 10:04
Hey AGS peoples!

I'm an artist looking forward to making my first adventure game. I've got the story and a walkthrough ready, and some background and character sketches started. I've got a lot of research to do about working with AGS and I hope to learn from all you experienced game devs.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Tycho Magnetic Anomaly on 28 May 2017, 10:02
Kinda new myself, but welcome to the forums anyway, and I really look forward to seeing what interesting games you can make :)

EDIT:  Thank you Gurok and arj0n :)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Gurok on 28 May 2017, 10:51
Welcome to the forum, Dream! And tma`1 :D
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: arj0n on 28 May 2017, 12:06
Welcome to the forums T.M.A and Dream.
Tycho joined the current Coloring Ball compo, hope to see you in the next C.B. compo as well, Dream :)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Dream on 29 May 2017, 12:07
Thanks! :D

I'll look out for the next Coloring Ball, arj0n.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: arj0n on 29 May 2017, 18:40
I'll look out for the next Coloring Ball, arj0n.
Tycho is coming up with a new one soon, stay tuned ;)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Gendgi on 13 Jul 2017, 18:00
Hello, I am Gendgi I am married I have 3 cats I work in retail and...I love adventure games :p also wanted to try and make a game but I am super amateur ...lol anyways amazing games here by amazing artists/coders :)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: arj0n on 14 Jul 2017, 11:05
Welcome to the forums, Gendgi :)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Izera on 16 Jul 2017, 10:43
Hello everyone!
I was always in love with classic adventure games. I mostly played Lucas Arts creations when I was young. As I grew older less and less adventure games came out each year, so I used the magic of internet to play older titles I never had a chance to experience back in the day. However, I did my best to avoid Sierra titles as the idea of death and getting stuck was rather unappealing.

Some time has passed and I eventually ran out of non-Sierra games to play so I finally gave Space Quest a shot. I'm Sierra fan ever since. I'm deeply in love with most of their games and I enjoyed playing them much more than many of the Lucas Arts titles (I still like them a lot though! Especially Grim Fandango).

Now I'm mustering all the artistic and programming skills I have to create Sierra-style adventure game as a tribute and personal "I'm sorry for hating your games for no reason" letter.

I encourage everyone who haven't played Sierra titles for the same reasons to finally give it a shot. You'll be surprised how fun they are!

Edit: Sorry for my English :) It's not my native language
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Danvzare on 17 Jul 2017, 09:51
I encourage everyone who haven't played Sierra titles for the same reasons to finally give it a shot. You'll be surprised how fun they are!
I'm one of those people... sort of. I actually have tried giving them a shot, but only got so far as the beginning. Because damn they're hard games. Still, with a walkthrough and a few hours each day, I'm sure I could complete them all.
I just need to do it one of these days.

Also, welcome to the AGS forums Izera. :-D
Title: Greetings, fellow programs!
Post by: BigHairyEyeball on 31 Jul 2017, 15:14
Hey, amigos y amigas! Newbie to AGS here, looking to make some friends and pick your brains for ideas. I'm working on a POC adventure game as part of my Master's Thesis, so I figured coming here and joining up would be the smart thing to do. I'm also a graphic designer and a pixel art fanatic, so if you guys need any help with art, feel free to buzz me. I've got some of the pixel art for my game REDWORLD up here, if anyone wants to look at it: http://imgur.com/a/pSdcn

Looking forward to talking with you folks!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: AnasAbdin on 31 Jul 2017, 21:58
BigHairyEyeball: I already like you (laugh)
I can feel I'm playing your game even by looking at backgrounds and sprites (nod)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: BigHairyEyeball on 31 Jul 2017, 22:47
BigHairyEyeball: I already like you (laugh)
I can feel I'm playing your game even by looking at backgrounds and sprites (nod)

Thanks! I'm doing my best. It's, uh, slow going, but I'm working out the kinks in the software one board at a time. :D
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Danvzare on 01 Aug 2017, 11:15
Nice to meet you BigHairyEyeball.
Refreshments are over there, and rubber chickens with pulleys in the middle are over there. There are no fire exits, so in the event of a fire, just walk around exclaiming you can't do that.

Good luck with that game you're making for your Master's Thesis. :-D
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Tycho Magnetic Anomaly on 01 Aug 2017, 20:41
Welcome aboard BigHairyEyeball! 
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: BigHairyEyeball on 02 Aug 2017, 04:12
Gracias, gracias - I think I'm going to fit in well here. :wink:
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Umbrella Terms on 02 Aug 2017, 06:10
Hi everyone!

I've been playing adventure games for years now, starting with the Secret of Monkey Island. My top 3 adventure games are: Gabriel Knight Sins of the Fathers, Sanitarium, and Beneath a Steel Sky. I have an idea for an adventure game that I'll hopefully be able to start working on soon and show you all, but as of right now I have a youtube channel where I review/analyze video games with a focus towards design.  The adventure genre fascinates me as I believe it to be the genre that is most dependent on design, and I feel like there is a lot of unexplored elements/ideas that could make the adventure genre even better than it already is!

It is nice to meet you all and looking forward to getting to know all of you!

Umbrella Terms Youtube Channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCV5e-Ih5A-4qKb_n67zJTyg)
Title: Re: Greetings, fellow programs!
Post by: Izera on 03 Aug 2017, 03:18
I've got some of the pixel art for my game REDWORLD up here, if anyone wants to look at it: http://imgur.com/a/pSdcn

Is it by any chance inspired by Phantasm? :)

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y220/groupinfect/p2-hhahinternal4.jpg)
(http://www.oocities.org/septithol/flyleaf.jpg)

Also, hello and welcome to the forums (both you and Umbrella Terms) :)!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: LimboJimbo84 on 04 Sep 2017, 20:29
Hi everyone, i'm Jim, pleased to meet you all :)

I am a massive adventure game fan, especially the Monkey Island and Broken Sword games. I met Ron Gilbert a few months ago at a Thimbleweed Park preview event, got my original Secret of Monkey Island box signed by the man himself. Yes, it is now my most treasured possession :smiley:

I have had my eye on AGS for some years now, and have only just started contributing to the forums. From my experience so far it is a great little community, and I look forward to speaking more with you all in the future!

I have been developing a game by myself on AGS for a year now, and am set to announce it in games in production very soon, so watch this space.

Cheers everyone! :)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Hortencya12 on 02 Oct 2017, 13:41
Hi
I am new here. It was my friend Blondebraid who asked me to come here! I am a 25 years old MSC in media technology and game developement and am exited to join the community.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: BunnyDeFluff on 06 Oct 2017, 03:17
Hi
I am new here. It was my friend Blondebraid who asked me to come here! I am a 25 years old MSC in media technology and game developement and am exited to join the community.
Hi Hortencya12, welcome and hope you have a great time here. I am new here too. I am a 30-ish male, came from Malaysia. I hope to do something- anything- with this wonderful AGS. I am really grateful for this. I have little c++ background, and I feel let there is an egg waiting to be hatched inside me, as long as I do it with AGS. I hope everyone can have their eggs hatched in this forum, I have got a dream !!!! You got a dream too, I know it!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: omg.ninja on 14 Nov 2017, 18:08
Hi there!
Long-time adventure gamer and amateur artist here. :smiley: Hoping to use these forums for inspiration-of-sorts and to coincide with my AGS learning (also I like the thought of connecting with other adventure gamers such as yourselves). A bit about me - I'm a 31 year old woman originally from Sydney, Australia but more recently I moved to London, U.K. I've been into video games ever since my dad brought home an Amiga when I was little. My favourite adventure games are probably Darkfall II, Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers & Sanitarium. Favourite shows include The Leftovers, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Westworld, and Tengen Toppa Gurren Langann. Nice to meet all of you! :grin:
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Loslem on 17 Nov 2017, 08:09
Hi guys,

So after being a rather silent member for over half a year now, I thought maybe I'll give this introduction thread a try.

So, I'm loslem. I'm a lab technician from germany. So much for my day-job.

I think the first idea of making an adventure game came to my mind when I started hosting small pen&paper adventures for my friends. If I write stories and swtting and riddles...why not make a point&click thing out of it. I just googled around, found some blogs about engines and decided AGS looks the best. So I got it, tried around with it and thought "a dang, you'll need a programmer and a graphics guy...". So I didn't really think I would continue with it.
Fast forward three weeks. I'm looking like a crack addict, because I was scripting random stuff in the templates just to see if it works, spending 3 hours to figure out why a code won't work, then getting it to work, celebrating for 5 minutes and picking the next problem to solve. But: it was fun, so I thought "maybe you could do this". So I continued.

I realize I'm writing a whole memoire here, I'll wrap it up:
If it comes to art I'm a jack of all trades. I don't know how to do a thing? Heck, I'll figure something out. This also correlates with my love of punk-art and garage-rock. There is no you cannot do it. Just begin somewhere and make the best you can. Of course mostly the stuff has a raw or thrashy style, often going somewhere dark. But that's stuff I enjoy, so that's stuff I make.
I draw, I write stories, I make music, and most recently... seems I like making games.

It's good to be with you guys, a lot of helping folks around here, I hope to submit more games over the next years :)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: CaptainD on 17 Nov 2017, 08:47
Hi LimboJimbo84, Hortencya12, BunnyDeFluff, omg.ninja and Loslem!  Always great to see the community growing.  Hope you enjoy yourselves here and make some great games over the coming years. ;-D
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: disgustindustin on 30 Nov 2017, 13:06
Hiya everyone,
Just wanted to introduce myself, looking forward to becoming part of the community :smiley:

-Bangkok, Thailand
-Retired Professional Artist/ Hobby animator
-First video game:
 Link: The Legend of Zelda (on NES)
-First adventure game:
 Day of The Tentacle/Monkey Island
-Favorite game:
 Telltale's Batman Series (I love Batman! I love most Telltale games)
-Favorite adventure game:
 Emerald City Confidential (I love all Wadjet Eye Games)

I retired a while back and decided to make my own adventure game given my extra free time. I joined because I'm using AGS (duh!) and will probably have questions as I progress.

I love adventure games... or to be more specific: I love what I call "Interactive Fiction". I don't mind the puzzles and so on, but most of all, I like the stories and Worlds created. That's why I love recent Telltale games (as they have low to no difficulty (plus I'm a huge Batman fan...) which focus more on story telling), and Wadjet Eye Games (because they feature excellent stories and a well thought out World).

Thanks and keep up the good work: some of the best adventure games I've played are ones people have hardly heard of.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: TheFrighter on 21 Dec 2017, 09:23

Ciao!
I am Francesco from Italia, stand-up comedian and comic-strip writer!
I don't know why i love point-and-click games so much, but please keep going fullfill my love.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: FireFlower on 24 Jan 2018, 20:43
Hi!

I've known about this site and forum for a long time and now I've finally created an account. :)

My name is Kristian. I usually live in Sweden and I love adventure games, was my favorite genre when I grew up and still is. I run a game's site where I offer various games, trying to focus a bit on story rich games. Always looking for more high quality adventure games so send me a message if you have a game that's looking for a second home and I'll take a look at it.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: CaptainD on 24 Jan 2018, 21:19
Aha!  I was wondering how long it would take you to come across this place Kristian :-D
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: FireFlower on 24 Jan 2018, 21:21
Aha!  I was wondering how long it would take you to come across this place Kristian :-D

Yeah, was about time. :)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: gravendev on 27 Mar 2018, 06:16
Hello there. I'm a new arrival. Sort of.

I've known about AGS and it's community for approximately a decade, since I was about 12. I might even have on old forum account from then, but I can hardly remember what it was called, or if I even posted anything with it. I've experimented with the program at various points over the years but never really got anything done. I never announced any projects publicly, and some of my ideas for games were probably a bit too ambitious for first-time projects. (Regardless, If I had got them finished and released, they would've been embarrassingly amateurish or juvenile to begin with). I'm not yet sure if I could really make a game all by myself - or if I should just help others with their own projects. If I want to get into game development though, AGS seems like a good place to start - then maybe I could hop over to Unity or something.

Regarding the genre of adventure games, I've always had something of a love/hate relationship with them. I like what they are on paper; games about exploring fascinating worlds, and solving problems in creative, typically non-violent ways - but in execution, I really don't enjoy the pixel-hunting and nonsensical inventory puzzles. Still, even adventure games that I don't have fun with are still games that I may find interesting. As of late, this love/hate relationship has kind of extended to whole medium of video games, for reasons too complicated for me to elaborate on here. Needless to say, I've been pretty much just ignoring new game releases as of late (there really isn't anything *actually* new anymore) and playing various classics on ScummVM.

In terms of what I could contribute, well, I'm an artist. Kind of. My current day job is only tangentially related to art. I have a near-useless degree, and only a bunch of half-hearted coursework in way of a portfolio - but one of my goals in life is to create work that I find fulfilling and that I could maybe look back at some day with fond memories to share with my (hypothetical) child. If other people like what I make, then that's good too.

I'm not sure how to end this post. Thanks for reading, I guess.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: CaptainD on 27 Mar 2018, 08:19
Welcome to the jungle gravendev!  Hope you enjoy it here.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Danvzare on 27 Mar 2018, 13:38
Welcome to the forums gravendev.

I'm not yet sure if I could really make a game all by myself - or if I should just help others with their own projects.
Both are equally good options. I recommend starting with a MAGS game. Whether by helping someone with theirs, or by making your own. The next MAGS should be starting next week, so you won't have to wait long either. :-D
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: gravendev on 28 Mar 2018, 03:44
Many thanks for the warm welcome.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: FormosaFalanster on 13 Apr 2018, 08:04
Hello everyone, I have been exploring the possibilities to create an adventure game, and this is very, very intimidating. It feels like everything has been done already, and that everyone is extremely experienced and talented... I never did anything like that. My background is publishing novels and short stories but I grew frustrated by the world of literature and I wanted to try another medium to tell stories. But wow, this is very humbling, a lot to learn indeed.
So I will go slow and learn to code and use AGS step by step. Please go easy on me. If anyone needs help with menial tasks in coding a game I am happy to help, it would be a good way for me to learn if I can join a team that could need an extra hand. Just let me know.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Danvzare on 13 Apr 2018, 13:10
It feels like everything has been done already, and that everyone is extremely experienced and talented...
Don't worry if you feel like everything has been done already. Because everything was done decades ago. There are no original ideas, only ideas that combine little bits from a bunch of other things. :-D

And also, not everyone here is extremely experienced and talented. Just look at me. :-D

Welcome to the forums and good luck.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: VampireWombat on 13 Apr 2018, 14:09
Hello, my name is *mumble mumble* and I'm an *mumble mumble*.
Okay, so I'm not technically a newbie, but since I disappeared for like 16 months I felt I should kind of reintroduce myself.
My previous computer died, which caused my initial disappearance. And then life just took over.
I am looking forward to being involved with contests here again and hopefully actually being able to figure out how to run AGS in Ubuntu.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: VampireWombat on 13 Apr 2018, 14:16
It feels like everything has been done already, and that everyone is extremely experienced and talented... I never did anything like that. My background is publishing novels and short stories but I grew frustrated by the world of literature and I wanted to try another medium to tell stories.
Eh, ideas are a dime a dozen. It's the execution of ideas that makes something worthwhile or not. As long as you don't try to outright copy something, then your personal experiences and interests will guarantee that what you do is different from what anyone else would do.
And while I have used AGS off and on for like 10 years, I guarantee my experience is low enough that it'll take me weeks to re-learn how to do anything. But as long as you actually read the information provided and maybe look into a youtube series, you should be able to figure out how to make something fairly easily.
With your background, you might even want to try something closer to a visual novel than typical point and click adventure game. That way you could focus on learning the basics before worrying about puzzles and inventory.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: CaptainD on 13 Apr 2018, 18:45
Hello, my name is *mumble mumble* and I'm an *mumble mumble*.
Okay, so I'm not technically a newbie, but since I disappeared for like 16 months I felt I should kind of reintroduce myself.
My previous computer died, which caused my initial disappearance. And then life just took over.
I am looking forward to being involved with contests here again and hopefully actually being able to figure out how to run AGS in Ubuntu.

Welcome back!  I remember your user name well. :-D
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: FormosaFalanster on 14 Apr 2018, 03:23
Don't worry if you feel like everything has been done already. Because everything was done decades ago. There are no original ideas, only ideas that combine little bits from a bunch of other things. :-D


Eh, ideas are a dime a dozen. It's the execution of ideas that makes something worthwhile or not. As long as you don't try to outright copy something, then your personal experiences and interests will guarantee that what you do is different from what anyone else would do.
With your background, you might even want to try something closer to a visual novel than typical point and click adventure game. That way you could focus on learning the basics before worrying about puzzles and inventory.

Thanks guys this is all very comforting! I will take the humble path learning little by little. I was a media producer by trade, I made my living producing radio programs and documentary movies. I wrote non fiction books and these were profitable but no fiction I ever published really brought money, so I do not expect any profit from my AGS ventures beyond the pleasure of finding a new way to tell a story.
I will try to start fidgeting with the engine using whatever resources I can find and once I feel comfortable enough with the tool I will try to convert a story idea I had into an interactive thing - a visual novel as you said or even a basic point and click. I am a poor artist but I may be able to do something visually interesting (I am also training on Gimp on the side).
Anyway I will make sure to show what I do so I can get plenty of good advises, and again if I can humbly give a hand with code building or whatever, I am more than happy to do the menial work so I can train in its use!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: VampireWombat on 14 Apr 2018, 12:41
I will try to start fidgeting with the engine using whatever resources I can find and once I feel comfortable enough with the tool I will try to convert a story idea I had into an interactive thing - a visual novel as you said or even a basic point and click. I am a poor artist but I may be able to do something visually interesting (I am also training on Gimp on the side).
Depending on the story, you may want to try something like the Little Critter interactive stories or something like the game Monster Loves You. It all depends on how much interactivity you want.
And graphics can be anything from something that looks like a child did it to high definition semi-realistic. Just do the best you can and don't worry about quality at first. And if it's something just for practice, you can just use sprites from other games until you're comfortable making your own.
I wish you luck.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: FormosaFalanster on 15 Apr 2018, 12:53

And graphics can be anything from something that looks like a child did it to high definition semi-realistic. Just do the best you can and don't worry about quality at first. And if it's something just for practice, you can just use sprites from other games until you're comfortable making your own.
I wish you luck.

That is actually an excellent idea. I will use some existing sprites as material to test the engine and see what I can do with it, in the while I will keep on training to find a decent art style. I will also make sure to check the games you mentioned. I started looking into games that were made with AGS to see the extent of the capabilities and what people imagined before.
It was definitely a good idea to come here, your messages are very helpful, thanks again.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Kinkilla on 01 May 2018, 13:07
Hey guys! ;-D
I really love adventure games (and making them) and I am also familiar with the engine, so I thought: "Hey... I should create an account."
Now I'm here and want to participate in MAGS and/or present my future projects.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: CaptainD on 01 May 2018, 13:57
Hey guys! ;-D
I really love adventure games (and making them) and I am also familiar with the engine, so I thought: "Hey... I should create an account."
Now I'm here and want to participate in MAGS and/or present my future projects.

Welcome aboard Kinkilla!!  Look forward to seeing what your familiarity with the engine produces. ;-D
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: VampireWombat on 01 May 2018, 14:02
Welcome and please remember to keep all small rodents away from microwaves.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Kinkilla on 01 May 2018, 14:07
Welcome aboard Kinkilla!!  Look forward to seeing what your familiarity with the engine produces. ;-D
Thanks!
Welcome and please remember to keep all small rodents away from microwaves.
I can't promise, but I'll try. :P
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Dancing Cyborg on 03 May 2018, 00:20
Hello to everyone.:)'Bout time i post something in this thread...I'm John, 32, from greece, artist, musician, (and some other stuff...)and hopefully one day become a game developer as well...I have a passion for oldschool-retro games, mostly adventure based, and others also...I didn't grow up with a computer at home until i was about 20 or so...So i missed all these wonderful adventures on pc as a kid...But played others or ports of them via console...And later on when i got my first computer i found them all one by one(still finding...)Some of my favorite games are : Snatcher, maniac mansion, beneath a steel sky, famicom detective club 2...this list is gonna be too long if i continue... :tongue: I always wanted to make games and in a way i have (handmade board games and puzzle boxes)...So what happened???AGS happened!!!I discovered it by accident one day when i was searching for free adventure games in a local pc-internet-center, (i still didn't had internet at home at that time...)and i was so excited by the games in the site...I later realised all of them where made with the same program (engine)...This was a miracle!!!(i bet we all felt that way...)Anyway...the rest is history and present...Hoppefully future too...Great engine, great games, great forum and people...Everything great...Many thanks to C.J. and all the people who contributed for having this jem for an engine...Respect to all of those who are helping others in the forum...Hope to make some some games and keep this forum and genre alive...All of us...Creating games is art.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: CaptainD on 03 May 2018, 10:44
Welcome John!  Hope you have a great time being part of the community and making your own great games. ;-D

Also, I fully approve of your username.  There should be more dancing cyborgs in my opinion. :-D
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Mr_Tringham on 17 May 2018, 18:35
Hi all, newbie here, UK based, 19 :P Not got a background really in anything like this (other than my dad installing SCUMMVM when I was about 7 and showing me Monkey Island and Day of the Tentacle which I immediately loved) but have started getting into python recently and came across this website and interested to have a crack at it. Definitely going to be slow going but love the idea of it so will try and stick at it
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: CaptainD on 18 May 2018, 12:19
Welcome Mr_Tringham!

I assume you meant Python the programming language but if you've got into Monty Python that's cool too! :grin: :cool:
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Mr_Tringham on 18 May 2018, 17:34
Correct in your assumption but now that you mention it, both would apply (and probably help with creating an adventure game haha)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Thebroch on 12 Jun 2018, 15:11
Hello , my name is Théo. I'm 17 and i'm from France (sorry for my poor english^^),
I am a student at the School of Beaux Arts in Bretagne.
I love art, drawn, painting, history and obviously vidéo game :-D
Especially indie game, adventures games, walking simulator (Dear Esther <3) or any other game that innovates and explores new possibilities for video games and art.
I've been working on AGS for almost 3 years and I just finished my first project, I will talk about it soon on the forum.

Thank you and see you soon ! ;-D
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: CaptainD on 12 Jun 2018, 15:23
Welcome Theo!  Look forward to seeing what you've been working on.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: teemue on 14 Jun 2018, 18:11
Hi! Old timer here returning since posting a loong time back :)

It seems I can reply to threads but I can't post a new thread - gives me an error "you don't have the access to index.php on the forums" or something similar. Any ideas what's wrong? Is this a game puzzle? :)

SOLVED : It seems it was illegal characters in the text, maybe two dashes.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Will on 03 Aug 2018, 12:16
Hello!

My Name is William. I'm 17 now turning 18 years old next week, on August 10. I'm Filipino and Still an Senior High School Student.

Actually, I'm not actually born with different classic consoles like Atari and such, Neither NES but did grow-up with "cool" yet classic Snake game on Nokia Phones. I also discovered the Mighty Powerful Machine called "Computer" which I learned to use and Play several games (Actually, when I was a kid, we don't own a Computer nor PC. I discovered and Play Computer on my Older cousin's house). I used to play Typing Tutor program there and such and that also caught me interest in these, Computer games and such.

Eventually, Even though I'm almost 17, and some people like me would either such play games on modern PC and Consoles, like the Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and such... I'm actually interested in Retro Games. Like I was born in 2000, why like me would such want to play old games from so old systems? Because it's Classic! Had a Pure yet Amusing Story and Fun! And I like that. Especially when I discovered Adventure Games.

I discovered this Nifty Yet Powerful Software called AGS since when I'm like so interested to make... *ahem* FMV (Full-Motion Video) Games. I've tried Googling on how do I make one and I discovered one YouTube video which is a tutorial on how to make an FMV game using AGS by the user named "Space Quest Historian".
And when I learned to make one, I was so amused to make one and already, I created one! Though it is much likely a Short Demo, which is the premise is the player must find the key to unlock the door.

And because of that, This make me decide on what dream I want... To be a Game Developer. And that is actually my dream that I never yet discovered since I'm like a Noob. And since I'm not familiar yet in other codes which is I never learned yet, I'll try my best to learn to code and make adventure games, especially with a help from all of you! And I look forward to meet new people too!

So, Yeah! Hello and Nice to Meet You all! ;)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: CaptainD on 03 Aug 2018, 12:21
Greetings teemue and will_025games!  I look forward to seeing what you create. ;)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Stupot on 03 Aug 2018, 13:55
Glad you finally made it through the registration, Will :-)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Ray on 06 Aug 2018, 00:26
Good Day to everyone!

Spent quite a time on this forum and just noticed this thread :-D
I am working on my first AGS Space Adventure Game, so wish me luck :)

Cheers!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: CaptainD on 06 Aug 2018, 22:08
I am working on my first AGS Space Adventure Game, so wish me luck :)

You don't need luck, Ray.  Make it awesome! :-D
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Ray on 06 Aug 2018, 23:55
You don't need luck, Ray.  Make it awesome! :-D
Ha-ha, thank you CaptainD :-D
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: ArsCreativa on 11 Oct 2018, 18:50
Hi!
After some time lurking the forums and learning how to do basic things with AGS, I've decide to register.
I make games as a hobby, and I have been using some game engines , from the first versions of Game Maker to the new (and awesome) Godot Engine.
I have done Flash games for web, some games for mobile & tablets,  and also a shoot'em up available at Steam.
But making an adventure game has been something I've always wanted to do. I know the existence of AGS from a lot of years ago, but I've never taken the step to begin to learn it.
Now I think it's a good time to start, so here I am.
Aaand, that's all for now, see you around! :cheesy:
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Danvzare on 12 Oct 2018, 12:55
Welcome to the forums ArsCreativa.
I look forward to seeing what you make. :-D
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: CaptainD on 12 Oct 2018, 13:54
¡Bienvenidos ArsCreativa!

I see from your profile that you are just over a thousand years old.  We are proud to immediately name you our oldest member! :-D
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Click'd on 12 Oct 2018, 14:02
We are proud to immediately name you our oldest member! :-D
I'm also 1014.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: CaptainD on 12 Oct 2018, 14:16
We are proud to immediately name you our oldest member! :-D
I'm also 1014.

Oh... sorry, I never noticed.  My I just say what an honour it is to have such ancient wisdom on board!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Click'd on 12 Oct 2018, 15:16
Here's the thread about it:
http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=56325
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: ArsCreativa on 12 Oct 2018, 21:17
Thanks, 1014 years is not bad for an old dog like me! :grin:
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: BB-27 on 14 Oct 2018, 22:57
(First of all, sorry for my English)
Hello everyone! My name is Bartek (Bartholomew in English). I'm IT student, who loves adventure games. Also I occasionally creates graphic (mainly vector). Soo I've thought it's high time to stop lurking at forums and take part in some AGS competitions!

Maybe I will manage to create and finish some game using AGS or MonoAGS. Maybe... We'll see about that :)

See you soon! (Sooner than you think ;))
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: CaptainD on 15 Oct 2018, 12:46
Greetings Bartek!  Glad to have you on the forum.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Drmcscott on 06 Mar 2019, 04:08
Hello there people,

About a month ago I came to the incredible decision to make a computer game. The only type of game I wanted to make was an adventure game but had no idea how to go about it. I gave myself a year to get the basics in place, have a bloke walking about a screen and maybe picking up a burger (eating it would take another 3 months) and then I stumbled across Adventure Game Studio.

Halfway through my very first prototype I stopped for a second and took a breath. I'd created a small microwave and had a flashback of one of my most favourite adventure games of all time, Zak McKracken (with its crude kitchen) and it brought about a wave of intense happiness. 

I can't believe I've gotten this far.

Well... To be fair, I'd only gotten this far with idiot-proof tutorials and ugly brute-force coding.

I just wanted to throw out my love to you all, for your passion and elegant coding talent.

Thank you again.

Scott

Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: VampireWombat on 06 Mar 2019, 13:04

Welcome to the forums. Pull up a chairdog.
One day I probably should play Zak McKracken, it's been sitting in my GoG account for a few years now.

Good luck in advancing even further and faster than you expected. And if you need a quick way of doing so, I suggest joining in MAGs sometime.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Czyszy on 06 Mar 2019, 16:05
Greetings! Czyszy here. Until recently I'd been almost exclusively making music (and cartoons). I decided to perhaps play around a bit with making something a little more interactive. I tried Clickteam Fusion but it was kinda hard to do P&C games in it with pathfinding and stuff. So now, I'm exploring AGS and I must admit that this software is pretty awesome. The forum seems like a great community and I'm hoping to get useful advice from you guys. Perhaps even if I ever get at least kinda good-ish at making games, I might participate in one of the competitions. We'll see. I'm working on a test project now. It's fun.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: CaptainD on 06 Mar 2019, 20:02
@Drmcscott - welcome to the club, I hope your first game includes a puzzle with an exploding egg...
@VampireWombat - you certainly should play it!  The one on GOG is the FM Towns version too which has very nice graphics compared to other versions.
@Czyszy - looking forward to seeing what you come up with!  Doing a MAGS (or two, or three, or...) is a great way to get used to the whole process of planning and making a game.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Blondbraid on 06 Mar 2019, 22:14
It's always great to see new people coming here, good luck with the test project and I look forward to see you try your hand at any of the competitions!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: sofiaaq on 06 Apr 2019, 21:39
Hi! I recently started posting here because I wanted to put my little project where someone could eventually see it. I have had the user for a while, but most of my technical questions were solved by forum/manual digging, so I haven't needed to post for that luckily. I've been playing with AGS on and off since 2010 and I've been actively developing the game I'm working on now since 2017. I found the latest updates on the engine (modifying custom properties at runtime!) so amazing and I generally enjoy coming here and seeing how much this place has grown. I'm mostly a forum lurker, though, and may become active for a while and then go back to lurking...

I have, however, a little thing that makes it kinda hard for me to be anything close to active here and it is this question:
"Are you a human, or a robot?:"

You see, I understand this whole robot discrimination that's been going on online, since most of my kin are prone to vandalism and such, but I find this question to be terribly annoying, since I can't for the life of mine find a way to answer it. (Jokes aside, I mean it... I tried all answers that came to my mind, and non really work? I'm resorting to reload the page till the other questions appear because I haven't figured that one out and it's quite tiring having to do that every time).
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Danvzare on 07 Apr 2019, 13:34
Hi! I recently started posting here because I wanted to put my little project where someone could eventually see it. I have had the user for a while, but most of my technical questions were solved by forum/manual digging, so I haven't needed to post for that luckily. I've been playing with AGS on and off since 2010 and I've been actively developing the game I'm working on now since 2017. I found the latest updates on the engine (modifying custom properties at runtime!) so amazing and I generally enjoy coming here and seeing how much this place has grown. I'm mostly a forum lurker, though, and may become active for a while and then go back to lurking...

I have, however, a little thing that makes it kinda hard for me to be anything close to active here and it is this question:
"Are you a human, or a robot?:"

You see, I understand this whole robot discrimination that's been going on online, since most of my kin are prone to vandalism and such, but I find this question to be terribly annoying, since I can't for the life of mine find a way to answer it. (Jokes aside, I mean it... I tried all answers that came to my mind, and non really work? I'm resorting to reload the page till the other questions appear because I haven't figured that one out and it's quite tiring having to do that every time).

Welcome to... um... posting on the forums. I can't really welcome you to the forums since you've been lurking here for so long.  (laugh)

As for answering that question. The answer "human" (without quotation marks) seems to always work for me.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Cassiebsg on 07 Apr 2019, 14:09
Well, might be hard to answer if the person answering is neither a human or a robot... But I'll assume we're all humans in here. :D
Also, one thing I don't understand. I've only ever answer that once...  ???
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: VampireWombat on 07 Apr 2019, 14:18
The problem with "human or robot" is that it doesn't allow for cyborgs, aliens, AIs, or anything else with apparent sapience. Sure, some people may consider an AI to be a robot to some degree, but that's no more accurate than to call Blu Ray Disc a DVD.

But welcome, sofiaaq.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: sofiaaq on 07 Apr 2019, 19:20
Quote
Welcome to... um... posting on the forums. I can't really welcome you to the forums since you've been lurking here for so long.  (laugh)

Hehe, that's ok, I feel welcome now! Thanks everyone :D!

Quote
As for answering that question. The answer "human" (without quotation marks) seems to always work for me.

Ummmm... nope, it doesn't for me. At least, I tried just a while ago and it didn't. I'll try once again now posting this, but it's weird...
Nope, it doesn't...
EDIT: I finally figured it out! It's "a human" ... uff... I'm a happier robo... erhm... human, now.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Laura Hunt on 26 Apr 2019, 11:22
A bit late to introduce myself, I guess, since I've already posted a few questions in the beginners' forum and I've interacted with some people here, but... why not!

So yeah, hi! I'm Laura and I'm a total newbie to AGS, having picked it up for the first time sometime around... Jan/Feb this year? I haven't made a single game since I decided to learn BASIC in order to make my own games on my ZX-Spectrum 48k way WAY back in the day, so I don't think that "I'm a bit rusty when it comes to these game-making shenanigans" even begins to describe it :-D

Against all odds, though, I'm about to finish my first demo/game/experiment, which I will most certainly post here very soon, I'm thinking probably a week from now (nod). I chose to start with a first-person point-and-click adventure with photographic backgrounds because I can't draw or design to save my life, but I'm really invested in the idea of learning how to do pixel art, so my next games might even include a playable character?! Ambitious, I know, I know.

And just to add a bit more personal info, I was born and raised in Spain, but I'm currently living in Germany and working for a US company. I like weird music in general (dissonant French black metal? Sure! Industrial ambient? Please. Twinpeaksy-like dream-jazz? Oh baby you know what I like), my favourite food is literally anything you can stuff inside a baguette.

Glad to meet you all!
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Danvzare on 26 Apr 2019, 16:54
Welcome to the boards notarobotyet.  :-D

Against all odds, though, I'm about to finish my first demo/game/experiment, which I will most certainly post here very soon, I'm thinking probably a week from now (nod).
Sounds like you know how to keep things small. A very useful skill indeed. Most people get overambitious on their first project, and try to make something that would take years for an expert to make. Starting small, is always the best way to go. So great job there, I look forward to seeing your game.

I can't draw or design to save my life, but I'm really invested in the idea of learning how to do pixel art
As someone who couldn't draw to save their life as well, up until a few years ago. Here's some friendly advice, traditional drawing skills translate into pixel art skills. I don't know how, but when I started practicing with a pencil, I suddenly found myself able to make decent pixel art.
So draw everyday. Get a pad (something cheap will do), find a comic you like the artstyle in, and everyday draw a panel from that comic. Don't trace, use it as a reference. Try to enlarge the panel to cover the entire page. After you've filled in the entire pad, you'll be able to draw. Not very well, but you'll definitely have the basics. And unfortunately there's no other way to learn those basics. It's like riding a bicycle, you've got to do it to learn it.

Good luck!  :-D
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Laura Hunt on 26 Apr 2019, 18:11
Sounds like you know how to keep things small. A very useful skill indeed. Most people get overambitious on their first project, and try to make something that would take years for an expert to make. Starting small, is always the best way to go. So great job there, I look forward to seeing your game.

Thank you! I guess it also comes from the wish to see something finished, even if it's short and simple. It feels really satisfactory to say "hey, I actually finished this and it's playable!", and that in turn is a huge morale boost for whatever project you get into after that.

Quote from: Danvzare
As someone who couldn't draw to save their life as well, up until a few years ago. Here's some friendly advice, traditional drawing skills translate into pixel art skills. I don't know how, but when I started practicing with a pencil, I suddenly found myself able to make decent pixel art.
So draw everyday. Get a pad (something cheap will do), find a comic you like the artstyle in, and everyday draw a panel from that comic. Don't trace, use it as a reference. Try to enlarge the panel to cover the entire page. After you've filled in the entire pad, you'll be able to draw. Not very well, but you'll definitely have the basics. And unfortunately there's no other way to learn those basics. It's like riding a bicycle, you've got to do it to learn it.

Good luck!  :-D

That sounds like really solid advice! Drawing has always been one of THOSE things that I could never get even _remotely_ good at, but now that I have a real motivation to get better, things might pan out differently ;-D Thanks for the welcome and the tips!

Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Laura Hunt on 14 May 2019, 09:40
I was trying to edit my post and what I did apparently was quote it and it looks like I can't delete it? Um, sorry, please ignore this.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: LionOhDay on 04 Jun 2019, 00:56
Hello AGS people.

You can call me Lion.

I work at an escape room, and DM in my free time. Recently found out about Adventure Game Studios, and discovered it was the engine one of my favorite game series used. (The BlackWell games) So I decided I'd try my hand at making a few.

It's been a journey already and I feel like I've learned a lot.

Have a lot of plans for what I want to work on and am really excited to get to make games.

I draw, but honestly don't feel too proud of my work.

That's one of the things I've really enjoyed about game making, there's a joy in seeing what you've made come to life.

Anyways I look forward to talking and hearing from you all.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: VampireWombat on 04 Jun 2019, 13:55
Welcome, Lion.

Looking at your Deviantart page, your style could work for some games. If you're not any good at animating you could try using Spriter/Spriter Pro. Or since I see you do some sculpting, you could try making a game using stop motion style graphics. A game using some of the insects you've made could be interesting.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: LionOhDay on 04 Jun 2019, 14:28
Thanks for the tip about Spriter I'll certainly check it out. Seems like really useful software.

Glad you liked some of my stuff, those bugs were fun to make though it's been years since I've done anything like those.

Thanks for the welcome. :)
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: VampireWombat on 04 Jun 2019, 14:40
You're welcome. I just played a few minutes of Rafstroom. Really good for a first attempt. If you ever decide to join in MAGs and want help making an rpg/adventure game hybrid, let me know. Something that has elements of games like Planescape: Torment mixed with elements of Unavowed might suit you given the information you've given.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Marcin K. on 08 Aug 2019, 19:21
Good evening ladies and gentlemen,

My name is Marcin. I was born in 1976 in Poland which means I remember 80s but the ones when buying toilet paper was an Indiana Jones' kind of challenge :)

I'm a man of many trades (and master of none ;-) ). I had few dreams as a kid. One was to make cartoon animations which is what I do for living now. Other one was to make computer games. Especialy adventure games. I had a small affair with simple programming yet my IT studies was as dissaster so I followed the filmmaking dreams. I tried to make live action videos too but I hate to get up early and go 200km to some God forgotten location :)

I've heard about AGS earlier but never had an occasion to take a closer look. I did it week ago and my long forgotten dreams fell on me like pile of bricks. I made some tests and looks like I can figure this stuff out and one day make some small yet enjoyable game. That's my kind of middle age crisis :D

Making long story short: I have experience in filmmaking, shooting, lighting, editing, compositing, illustrating, animating, directing, screenwriting. I collect stamps, vinyl records, work with kids in spare time, got two cats and my girlfriend sailed across the Atlantic with all-chicks crew :)

I'll be lurking for a while (I've been a moderator for 10 years - I know how it is when people ask the same questions over and over) before I'll have something to show but if I could help with some graphic/animation/video stuff let me know.

Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Cassiebsg on 08 Aug 2019, 19:56
Hi Marcin and welcome  :-D

Nice résumé.  (laugh) I would suggest you to try joining efforts with someone and try a MAGS. It's a great way to test ones skills under time presure and have a feeling of the needs of a game. ;) Since there's a lot you can offer, you probably just need someone to help you coding.
Title: Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
Post by: Marcin K. on 08 Aug 2019, 20:07
Hi Marcin and welcome  :-D

Nice résumé.  (laugh) I would suggest you to try joining efforts with someone and try a MAGS. It's a great way to test ones skills under time presure and have a feeling of the needs of a game. ;) Since there's a lot you can offer, you probably just need someone to help you coding.
Thank you. I was born to be renaissance man :)
I still need to learn about the local customs and stuff but it sounds interesting. I have quite a big library of graphic resources: I make one music video series for over three years (it could be translated as "The Singing Toddlers") and I'm thinking about making games with those backgrounds and characters. I like creating for kids :)