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Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
« Reply #520 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.
« Last Edit: 09 Oct 2009, 17:19 by Crimson Wizard »

Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
« Reply #521 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!

Michigami

  • Pixelart will make you OCD so horribly fast...
Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
« Reply #522 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/

Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
« Reply #523 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

doomtroop15

  • im making a game like maniac mansion right now
    • I can help with backgrounds
    • I can help with play testing
    • I can help with scripting
Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
« Reply #524 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?
i like maniac mansion on the nes

Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
« Reply #525 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. ^^'

Andail

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Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
« Reply #526 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.

Michigami

  • Pixelart will make you OCD so horribly fast...
Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
« Reply #527 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, ^_^;

Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
« Reply #528 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

Madraccoon

  • Mad as a mad thing...
Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
« Reply #529 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
Madraccoon...
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Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
« Reply #530 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!
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Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
« Reply #531 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!

Eeronaut

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    • I can help with translating
    • I can help with web design
Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
« Reply #532 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.
« Last Edit: 20 Nov 2009, 05:12 by GuitarMonkey »
Video games are nice I guess
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Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
« Reply #533 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  :)

Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
« Reply #534 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?

ThreeOhFour

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Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
« Reply #535 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 :)

Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
« Reply #536 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  :)

Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
« Reply #537 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
« Last Edit: 03 Dec 2009, 21:04 by Shekerev »


Re: Newbies introduce yourselves here!
« Reply #539 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.

As far as the sticky thread idea, I agree, cause I know my first game is probably going to suck.

Once again, welcome.
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