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Hasn’t this ship sailed? Everyone seems to have quietened right down about crypto and none of them are driving Ferrari’s yet.

Well done to whoever wrote Luck Goblins. That was my 2nd choice after Dash and Nicky.

I now have an embarrassing admission and public apology. My entry was Bedroom Vigilante. It wasn’t until I saw cat’s comment that I realized I had essentially ripped off Snarky’s idea from the previous round. It’s made even worse by the fact that I even voted for Snarky’s pitch last time and thought it was brilliant. But had completely forgotten all about it by the time I came to write my pitch for this month. So sorry, Snarky.

In fact, Bedroom Vigilante wasn’t initially supposed to be a Rear Window ‘em up at all. When I first started thinking about it I was thinking of the book “Sorry, Wrong Number” which I read last month. It’s about an invalid woman on her own in an apartment who, due to some crossed wires, learns of a plot to murder a woman (her). The whole book (film, play etc) is set in one room and the woman makes a lot of phone calls in order to eventually find out the truth. It was from there that I thought I could combine it with Rear Window and have the protagonist solve a series of crimes with the telephone. So Snarky’s pitch may have been in the back of my mind somewhere but I wasn’t consciously thinking of that when it came to my pitch.

In answer to your questions, Snarky, I didn’t actually intend for the character to be unlikeable. I actually envisioned him as just a downtrodden guy who’s just had enough of being too scared to leave his room and decides to do his bit to make the streets a little safer. As far as examples go, I imagined there would be multiple solutions to every puzzle but you’d also be looking at routines. So, for example, you would use the phone to send a pizza delivery to inturrupt a crime or call a public phone box to warn a passer by of a mugger waiting just around the corner. That kind of thing but preferably with lots of little side-stories and mini-character arcs.

We’re halfway (and a bit) through the month. How are things looking? Are we heading for Dry January?

Maniac Mansion / Alice in Wonderland sounds insane.

Voting is over and we have a winner.

Congratulations, Cat. And thanks for bringing Cornelius back.

Thanks for the votes so far. Now’s The chance to get yours in if you haven’t so far.

Slightly different topic.
I’ll be opening up a MAGGIES thread as soon as we have a winner for December.
Does anyone have any suggestions/requests/problems with how we did it last year (if you can remember)? I’m thinking of maybe ditching the points system and just getting everyone to choose their top 3 in any order and counting the votes that way.


Again with this obsession with branching narratives! No wonder they cancelled it after giving themselves X times as much work making stuff that only a fraction of the players will ever see.

The Rumpus Room / Re: Photoshop Fridays
« on: 10 Jan 2019, 09:57 »
Tycho’s Coochie Cooochi Coo made me laugh the most. I’ll vote for that.

AGS Archives / Re: AGS Archives archive torrent
« on: 07 Jan 2019, 22:48 »
Hey, Peds. Sorry you’re leaving us, dude. I hope you pop back and say hi sometimes. Thanks for everything you’ve done with the archives and everything over the years. Don’t stay a stranger, man. ❤️

AGS Games in Production / Re: Tardigrades ©
« on: 07 Jan 2019, 22:40 »
Good luck with this new judge, man.

Thanks. It's working again now :-)

I always thought it was possible to drag it on my phone but it is also possible that I'm misremembering that.

Good work, AGA. Thanks for taking the time to do this.

Not a major problem, but there's no longer that little thing in the bottom corner of text boxes that lets you expand the size of the box. I often find that quite useful.

On the forums, or main site?  Can you give some examples?  It's back on the forums now, at least.

I mean the boxes that you can input a block of text, like the box I'm using to type this exact message. Here's what I mean, from a Moodle page:

Now this forum doesn't have that. There is now a thing running along the bottom but nothing happens when I click on it:

Good work, AGA. Thanks for taking the time to do this.

Not a major problem, but there's no longer that little thing in the bottom corner of text boxes that lets you expand the size of the box. I often find that quite useful.

Voting for MAGS December is now open.
You'll have two weeks to choose your favourite.
Vote using the poll above.

Santa and the Orphanage by Slasher
The Goat Crone by The Outer Zone
Cornelius Cat in: How the Cat Saved Christmas by Cat

The contest is officially over. Thanks to everyone who took part, even if you didn’t quite manage to finish something. I have to wait until I’m in a better position time-wise in order to set up the voting, but please start playing the game and thinking about your favourite. Expect the poll some time in the next day.

@Shadow: Slasher or Mikeg May want to chime in but I would take those three points as mere prompts, based on the word ‘maybe’

Happy New Year.
May 2019 take all the best bits from previous years and mash them together to create the best year yet. Talking of mashing things up:

Topic: Crossover
Chosen by: Danvzare

The hot new trend recently has been cinematic universes. Everything's got to be connected to everything else! So that's why the challenge this month is to pick two or more works of fiction and combine them.

Do you have two games you made before that you want to make a sequel to? Then now's your chance!
Never made a game before? Then why not have Sherlock Holmes meet Dracula!
Don't have any art skills? Make a special crossover episode between Reality on the Norm and Maniac Mansion Mania!

The possibilities are endless! Just make sure it's combining two or more works of fiction, regardless of whether those works of fiction are games, movies, books, or comics, that you or someone else has made. As long as it's possible to see the original source materials, then you're good to go.

Special Guidelines:
If you're making a crossover/sequel to two of your past games. You are allowed to reuse the sprites from those past games, and if necessary, a background or two.
Of course, all publically available assets can be used at any time.

The Rumpus Room / Re: Merry Christmas
« on: 25 Dec 2018, 10:04 »
Merry Christmas everyone. Hope you’re all having a good day how ever you’ve chosen to spend it.


Site & Forum Reports / Re: Bug reports
« on: 24 Dec 2018, 13:37 »
Sorry if this has been brought up already but the bbcode tables have lost their borders.

The Rumpus Room / Re: What grinds my gears!
« on: 24 Dec 2018, 03:32 »
Just go to any pathway that leads to any human and then tell them what you want. Either they’ll patch you through to the correct department or sometimes they can still help you. I’ve never worked in a call center so I might be talking rubbish but I’m pretty sure that sometimes the calls go to the same people anyway. It’s just that they can put the right hat on before answering your call.

The voting is over and we have a Winner:

Black Friday by Danvzare.

Well done, Dan. You will be messaged in Due course about coming up with a topic for January.

Unlucky to Nr 2698 for your close 2nd. You could call it a Nr miss.

Thanks to everyone else who participated. Great numbers this month. Let’s keep it up

Last chance to get your votes in.

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