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Radiant

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META (now also for Linux!)
« on: 08 Dec 2005, 21:47 »
META

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

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

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

Warning: not for the faint of mouse.

http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/653
« Last Edit: 08 Dec 2016, 20:46 by Radiant »

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Re: META
« Reply #1 on: 08 Dec 2005, 21:51 »
Downloading right away. Possibly the most original concept I've ever seen in an AGS game! Wonderful for that alone! Now let's see how it plays.

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

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

in Room 9 script (line 5)

Error: AnimateButton: invalid view specified

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OK   
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Fun considering the type of game it happened in. :) It was when I tried to preview the view.
« Last Edit: 08 Dec 2005, 22:33 by Rui "Shodan" Pires (a divine AI) »
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Re: META
« Reply #2 on: 09 Dec 2005, 01:02 »
How demented...

... dementedly GENIOUS!

Chris, don't put a cuppit on AGS.

Can you "win" the game?
The Tween Module now supports AGS 3.5.0!

Radiant

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Re: META
« Reply #3 on: 09 Dec 2005, 01:38 »
Downloading right away. Possibly the most original concept I've ever seen in an AGS game! Wonderful for that alone! Now let's see how it plays.

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


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Error: AnimateButton: invalid view specified

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


Can you "win" the game?

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


Re: META
« Reply #4 on: 09 Dec 2005, 04:30 »
OK,first of all..cant exit out of the game unless you use control alt delete..hmm..dont know if i like this..sorry ???

Re: META
« Reply #5 on: 09 Dec 2005, 06:05 »
OK,first of all..cant exit out of the game unless you use control alt delete..hmm..dont know if i like this..sorry ???

hehe

Warning: not for the faint of mouse.

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To quit, try Ctrl+Q

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Re: META
« Reply #6 on: 09 Dec 2005, 08:31 »
Spoiler: ShowHide
 Or Alt-X. :D The cool thing is that I kinda do exactly what I do when I want to debug a game of mine. Except that I use a program much, mucho supoerior to BHT. ::)
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Re: META
« Reply #7 on: 09 Dec 2005, 11:26 »
It is one of the most original idea I have seen in an AGS game in these days :)
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But I still couldn't find out how to skip the dialogue with the Cuppit

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Re: META
« Reply #8 on: 09 Dec 2005, 11:31 »
I have started a thread in the hints forum but:
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If you find some way to distract him he will leave you alone. And anyway try to use all possible dialogues

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Re: META
« Reply #9 on: 09 Dec 2005, 12:03 »
Hehe really funny "game", though I'm equally stuck like the other people, I especially like how the player can die. :=

Re: META
« Reply #10 on: 09 Dec 2005, 12:40 »
Haha, I love it! Probably really hard to beat if you don't know anything about BHT.

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


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Re: META
« Reply #11 on: 09 Dec 2005, 17:32 »
Radiant, you are evil!  ;D

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


Re: META
« Reply #12 on: 09 Dec 2005, 18:42 »
Yay, finished it! That was really hard.
Great idea well executed.
Long live Cuppit.

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Re: META
« Reply #13 on: 09 Dec 2005, 23:42 »
One thing, though (putting in a spoiler tag in case it's on purpose):

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Every time I start Awsmoe Quest, nothing seems to be reset. I mean, if I pick up the thermos in 4th room by goint there via Ctrl-X in debug mode, it seems it won't ever re-appear again later, and I won't ever be able to pick it up. Also, the score doesn't reset - which I think are all symptoms of the same thing. Even BHT wouldn't be that bad a program, would it? ;D
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Re: META
« Reply #14 on: 10 Dec 2005, 01:39 »
Yay, finished it! That was really hard.
Great idea well executed.
Long live Cuppit.
Wow, well done! Cool! :D

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

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

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

Spoiler: ShowHide

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


Re: META
« Reply #15 on: 10 Dec 2005, 12:31 »
Crashes so far:
- previewing in Views, just like Rui got
- turning on the sound effect for scoring points and then scoring points in the "game"
- changing the cursor to another sprite (the large key), then being unable to interact with any hotspots (not exactly a crash, but Ctl-Q stopped working at that point so Ctl-Alt-Dlt was needed)

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

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Does changing the resoloution affect Awsmoe Quest in any way? And why can't I alter the walkable areas in Room 2? Probably because it would be ridiculously difficult to script, but that would be an awsome (no pun intended) soloution to the "puzzle". Cool game, anyways.

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Re: META
« Reply #17 on: 11 Dec 2005, 11:45 »
Wow! I agree, most original concept I've seen in an AGS game yet! Downloading now ^_^

Re: META
« Reply #18 on: 11 Dec 2005, 12:06 »
Wow that was a fun game :P , I even finished it without help ;D

Rui 'Trovatore' Pires

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Re: META
« Reply #19 on: 12 Dec 2005, 11:14 »
I'm not far in the game yet - I've just

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 fixed the button


and had to come in and say the puzzles are deviously ingenious. :) This is what I like - thinking outside the box!
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