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Title: MAGS January "Misfits" (Closed)
Post by: Stupot on 03 Jan 2020, 00:26
The winner of this month's contest was Slasher for Fritz, the Cat.
https://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/2403


Theme: Misfit
Set by Fernewelten

Make a game in which a misfit plays an important role. This can be the protagonist but needn't be. It could be anyone or anything:

Come up with ideas what a “misfit” means to you

You may use existing artwork to make your game.

Happy authoring!

Visual inspiration:
(http://www.loquimur-online.de/ags/misfit.jpg)
Title: Re: MAGS January “Misfits” (OPEN)
Post by: TheFrighter on 03 Jan 2020, 09:01

I don't recognize the third image, why that warrior is a misfit?

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Title: Re: MAGS January “Misfits” (OPEN)
Post by: Crimson Wizard on 03 Jan 2020, 09:21
I don't recognize the third image, why that warrior is a misfit?

Maybe because he is larger than everyone else.

IDK who he is exactly, could be Goliath from bibleic story, or someone similar.
Title: Re: MAGS January “Misfits” (OPEN)
Post by: Blondbraid on 03 Jan 2020, 10:00
I don't recognize the third image, why that warrior is a misfit?

Maybe because he is larger than everyone else.

IDK who he is exactly, could be Goliath from bibleic story, or someone similar.
I'm pretty sure it's a picture of Goliath, by artist Arthur Rackham.
Title: Re: MAGS January “Misfits” (OPEN)
Post by: Slasher on 03 Jan 2020, 10:50
Hope we get more entries this month  (nod)

My entry is well on its way.

Fritz is a cat that wants to play with the other cats but they say he is too fat to be in their gang and that he is a misfit.

Feeling like a misfit he is determined to lose weight and be able to get through his cat-flap into the garden with the other cats!

Help Fritz loose weight.

Can Fritz become a non-misfit?

There is a moral to the story.....

x1 x2 x4 x8



Title: Re: MAGS January “Misfits” (OPEN)
Post by: Slasher on 05 Jan 2020, 06:20
Fritz the cat is basically done and just needs a tweak or two or three  (laugh)

It's a simple tale of trying to become accepted by a gang of cats who tell you that you are a misfit...

If anyone is free to help make backgrounds better (2) I would love to hear from you ;)
Title: Re: MAGS January “Misfits” (OPEN)
Post by: Slasher on 06 Jan 2020, 05:58
I would love to hear other people's ideas for this topic...

Do you have something to say or show for your entry?


Title: Re: MAGS January “Misfits” (OPEN)
Post by: VampireWombat on 06 Jan 2020, 15:22
Wait... Fritz the Cat? Slasher is making a game based on an X-Rated movie? lol

I haven't put any thought into this, especially since I've started a non-AGS game. But if no one else has ideas this week, I may try to come up with something.
Title: Re: MAGS January “Misfits” (OPEN)
Post by: HanaIndiana on 06 Jan 2020, 18:32
After a crazy 2019, I'm trying to get back into games. I have an idea I like, but it may not fit the 'Misfit' theme as well as Slashers.
I've always wanted to do a hitman/heist type game. Hitmen are misfits, right?
Title: Re: MAGS January “Misfits” (OPEN)
Post by: Cassiebsg on 06 Jan 2020, 22:56
In a world of angels, a demon is a misfit... but in a world of demons, an angel is a misfit.  ;)
So it all depends on the setting you placed your misfit. It's up to you make sure he 'misfits' in his or hers surrounding.
Title: Re: MAGS January “Misfits” (OPEN)
Post by: HanaIndiana on 07 Jan 2020, 00:35
Fair enough  (laugh)
Title: Re: MAGS January “Misfits” (OPEN)
Post by: Slasher on 07 Jan 2020, 04:19
After a crazy 2019, I'm trying to get back into games. I have an idea I like, but it may not fit the 'Misfit' theme as well as Slashers.
I've always wanted to do a hitman/heist type game. Hitmen are misfits, right?
A misfit is a person who is not easily accepted by other people, often because their behavior is very different from that of everyone else.

Example: I have been made to feel a social and psychological misfit for not wanting children.

There of course could be many other reasons why they are labelled as a misfit.

A hit man does not conform to the normal so he could be classed as a social misfit.
Title: Re: MAGS January “Misfits” (OPEN)
Post by: Slasher on 07 Jan 2020, 15:31
Fritz is a cat that wants to play with the other cats but they say he is too fat to be in their gang and that he is a misfit.

Feeling like a misfit Fritz is determined to lose weight and be able to get through his cat-flap into the garden with the other cats!

Help Fritz loose weight.

Can Fritz become a non-misfit?

There is a moral to this story of conforming issues that is reflected the world over.

Uses the Bass Template.

https://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/2403

(https://i.imgur.com/3VWofh9.png)

https://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/2403


Title: Re: MAGS January “Misfits” (OPEN)
Post by: Mandle on 20 Jan 2020, 14:52
It looks like this theme did give me, finally, an idea for a game, that I think is worth making, last night, in a dream, which I "played" for about 2 hours and couldn't escape from even including a 3AM piss-break in between.

Unfortunately, I am now too invested in making the game that I will not even be attempting to make it for this MAGS. Perhaps a brief demo is possible, but unlikely.
Title: Re: MAGS January “Misfits” (OPEN)
Post by: Stupot on 26 Jan 2020, 09:28
How are are we all doing?
Title: Re: MAGS January “Misfits” (OPEN)
Post by: Cassiebsg on 26 Jan 2020, 10:45
I'm literally not doing anything.  :-[
Really need to get my hands dirty and do a new MAGS... maybe the next one.  :)

Good luck to all who are trying to finish their entry on time.  (nod)
Title: Re: MAGS January “Misfits” (OPEN)
Post by: VampireWombat on 26 Jan 2020, 14:02
I'm considering throwing together a last minute game. If I can come up with an initial idea...

Okay. I have an idea, which I can do with mostly pre-made assets. Now to see where it takes me...
Title: Re: MAGS January “Misfits” (OPEN)
Post by: Blondbraid on 27 Jan 2020, 14:29
I'm literally not doing anything.  :-[
Really need to get my hands dirty and do a new MAGS... maybe the next one.  :)

Good luck to all who are trying to finish their entry on time.  (nod)
I feel the same, but it'll be interesting to see what VampireWombat makes!
Title: Re: MAGS January “Misfits” (OPEN)
Post by: VampireWombat on 27 Jan 2020, 15:33
but it'll be interesting to see what VampireWombat makes!
Don't get your hopes up too high.
All I can say for sure is it will be different from previous projects where I tried to do too much in too little time. I'm putting in no research and basically letting the assets guide me.
Title: Re: MAGS January “Misfits” (OPEN)
Post by: VampireWombat on 29 Jan 2020, 14:17
Well, a minor emergency came up which will require my time and energy. So, I'm out.
Title: Re: MAGS January “Misfits” (OPEN)
Post by: Slasher on 29 Jan 2020, 15:03
Well, a minor emergency came up which will require my time and energy. So, I'm out.
That is not good...But hope all ok...
Title: Re: MAGS January “Misfits” (OPEN)
Post by: VampireWombat on 29 Jan 2020, 15:25
That is not good...But hope all ok...
Oh, it's nothing that bad. But it's enough to make me unable to finish a game by the deadline.
Title: Re: MAGS January “Misfits” (OPEN)
Post by: Slasher on 30 Jan 2020, 07:01
That is not good...But hope all ok...
Oh, it's nothing that bad. But it's enough to make me unable to finish a game by the deadline.
I really really hope it's not just me then  :(
Title: Re: MAGS January "Misfits" (OPEN)
Post by: Stupot on 01 Feb 2020, 13:18
Well, it looks like just the one entry this month. Hopefully that means everyone was too busy playing the games for MAGGIES and AGS Awards.  (nod)

Thanks to Slasher for your winning game, Fritz the Cat.
https://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/2403

You'll be contacted soon about choosing a topic for March.
Title: Re: MAGS January "Misfits" (Closed)
Post by: VampireWombat on 01 Feb 2020, 14:59
Shame no one else submitted. My minor emergency was cleared up about an hour and a half after the deadline...

Congrats Slasher for completing your game.
Title: Re: MAGS January "Misfits" (Closed)
Post by: Slasher on 03 Feb 2020, 03:49
Winning by default is not as sweet as wining against others..

We need to keep MAG alive... even if we just do a 1 room game but a game done well  (nod)

Ve va la mags  (laugh)
Title: Re: MAGS January "Misfits" (Closed)
Post by: Stupot on 03 Feb 2020, 04:08
Yeah, it’s always a shame when we only have one game. Still, it’s better than no games.

Once the Awards season is over, let’s try and push for another super bumper MAGS. Get all the IRC and Discord crowd involved and team up.
Title: Re: MAGS January "Misfits" (Closed)
Post by: DBoyWheeler on 03 Feb 2020, 21:23
Oh to be able to take part in this competitions again--were it not for my crazy work schedule.