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Mess Goblins - (MAGS January 2015)
« on: 02 Feb 2015, 00:42 »










Have you ever wondered how your room got so messy? In the aftermath of a party have you ever questioned the level of destruction "Did we really trash the house? I don't remember throwing a pizza on the ceiling, and why are there cigarette burns on my couch when nobody I know smokes?" It's almost as if somehow, overnight, mess and disorder have multiplied without your consent.


What if we told you that you and your friends are not responsible for the profanities scrawled in lipstick on your bathroom mirror? What if we told you that, in the wee hours of the morning when you are passed out in a dreamless drunken stupor, little beings we like to call Mess Goblins come out and dirty your home.


That's right my friends, you have a Mess Goblin problem.


Join the Mess Goblins on their first adventure with Dropped Monocle Games. As plucky protagonist Pippup Binbasher, it's your job to mess with Harry Flemming, a teenager who thought he could get away with hosting a house party while his parents are out of town.


Cause chaos, confusion, and disarray in the aftermath of the festivities. Let your inner Mess Goblin out and give Harry a hangover he'll never forget!


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Team:

Sox - Art & Coding
Myinah - Writing & Coding
Problem - Music

Mess Goblins runs at 1280x720 and may run slow on older computers
« Last Edit: 04 Feb 2015, 10:32 by Dropped Monocle Games »

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Re: Mess Goblins - (MAGS January 2015)
« Reply #1 on: 02 Feb 2015, 05:17 »
Firstly: A big CONGRATULATIONS on getting the game out on time for MAGS!!!

And also: YAAAAAAAY!!! I've soooo been waiting for this one!!!

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Re: Mess Goblins - (MAGS January 2015)
« Reply #2 on: 02 Feb 2015, 07:53 »
It looks lovely! I'm looking forward to playing it. Mess goblins? I'm quite sure some of them are living at my place :)


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Re: Mess Goblins - (MAGS January 2015)
« Reply #3 on: 02 Feb 2015, 08:08 »
i am published "Mess Goblins" on the very popular Russian tracker

Re: Mess Goblins - (MAGS January 2015)
« Reply #4 on: 02 Feb 2015, 08:43 »
Congrats on the release! :grin:

Hmm... these Mess Goblins could explain a lot actually.  Do they proliferate when you have children?
 

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Re: Mess Goblins - (MAGS January 2015)
« Reply #5 on: 02 Feb 2015, 08:59 »
Yes the colonies tend to double in size when children are present, Captain D. We're not sure why though. More research is needed.

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Re: Mess Goblins - (MAGS January 2015)
« Reply #6 on: 02 Feb 2015, 09:40 »
It's great! Congratz on releasing this Amazing game!
The graphics are really unique!

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Re: Mess Goblins - (MAGS January 2015)
« Reply #7 on: 02 Feb 2015, 10:25 »
i am published "Mess Goblins" on the very popular Russian tracker

I hope you've asked Dropped Monocle Games for permission first, Inventive Mind ;)

Re: Mess Goblins - (MAGS January 2015)
« Reply #8 on: 02 Feb 2015, 10:59 »
what an incredibly sleek and beautiful little game. great work!!
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Re: Mess Goblins - (MAGS January 2015)
« Reply #9 on: 02 Feb 2015, 11:21 »
Congrats, this excellent work! It's surprisingly big for a MAGS game, I can hardly believe this was done in just a month. Sox has outdone himself with all those cute goblin animations. :)

...and for those who liked the music, you can download the Mess Goblins theme from my website:
http://www.problematic-music.com/download/MessGoblins.mp3

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Re: Mess Goblins - (MAGS January 2015)
« Reply #10 on: 03 Feb 2015, 16:12 »
You did a great job (again)!

I must have been a Mess Goblin in an earlier life 

         
                   . . .    nearly   


(I still enjoy it but couldn't wait to tell)

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Re: Mess Goblins - (MAGS January 2015)
« Reply #11 on: 03 Feb 2015, 16:30 »
Great looking game after great looking game around here. This completed games section is full of awesomeness.

Congrats on your MAGS release. Looks like another must play.

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Re: Mess Goblins - (MAGS January 2015)
« Reply #12 on: 03 Feb 2015, 17:53 »
Brilliant! Very well done and music is spot on!
Had a lot of fun with it... (laugh) You got me stumped at some point (you probably already know where), but am glad I stick with it and did not gave up on the temptation of getting a hint. It's so much more rewarding when it all of a sudden it says "click" and let it be light (or not (laugh) ).

Thanks a lot for this great game! (nod)
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Re: Mess Goblins - (MAGS January 2015)
« Reply #13 on: 04 Feb 2015, 01:16 »
This is a crazy good entry for MAGS! There is just so much content and polish I'm very impressed :)

Only minor thing for me was the amount of speech for the tutorial/backstory and as such I missed the whole map thing for a few minutes. I prefer to just dive into a game but I completely understand why it was done in that style though so it's more my problem than yours :)
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Re: Mess Goblins - (MAGS January 2015)
« Reply #14 on: 04 Feb 2015, 04:35 »
That was so cute, I loved it. I couldn't help but smile throughout the game.

Re: Mess Goblins - (MAGS January 2015)
« Reply #15 on: 04 Feb 2015, 05:30 »
I can't wait for the sequel, Mess Gobliins.

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Re: Mess Goblins - (MAGS January 2015)
« Reply #16 on: 04 Feb 2015, 08:58 »
i am published "Mess Goblins" on the very popular Russian tracker

I hope you've asked Dropped Monocle Games for permission first, Inventive Mind ;)
Permission wasn't asked for or given. I'm not even sure what that is...

I can't wait for the sequel, Mess Gobliins.
oh I loved the gobliins games (the prince buffoon I think it was called). Tho as a child I had a real problem getting it to run on dos.  :/

Only minor thing for me was the amount of speech for the tutorial/backstory and as such I missed the whole map thing for a few minutes. I prefer to just dive into a game but I completely understand why it was done in that style though so it's more my problem than yours :)
We made it so you could stop talking to him at any time for the players that don't like a lot of dialogue :)

Thank you everyone for your kind words. We really pushed ourselves hard on this one so it's great to hear that you all enjoyed it!
makes the lack of sleep worth it hehe ;)

and thanks again Problem, the music you made for us is fantastic as always

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Re: Mess Goblins - (MAGS January 2015)
« Reply #17 on: 04 Feb 2015, 09:34 »
This is a crazy good entry for MAGS! There is just so much content and polish I'm very impressed :)

Only minor thing for me was the amount of speech for the tutorial/backstory and as such I missed the whole map thing for a few minutes. I prefer to just dive into a game but I completely understand why it was done in that style though so it's more my problem than yours :)

As Sox said you can skip all the dialogue right from the start. You don't have to ask Rabby a single question if you don't want to. More experienced adventure gamers probably don't need any instruction but any time we have tested our games with people who play games less often they always need a little help so we made it optional :)

I will reiterate Sox's thanks too. The positive feedback makes it worth the several mini breakdowns we had when we realised what we had gotten ourselves into! So glad people have enjoyed it :-D

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Re: Mess Goblins - (MAGS January 2015)
« Reply #18 on: 04 Feb 2015, 10:07 »
Just finished the game and it was wonderful! Very well done especially considering the time limit.

I did have one or two problems, but I'm not sure if they were caused by my rather old and slow computer or not:

Quite a few times during the game I was booted back to my desktop and the game minimized, or sometimes it didn't minimize and I had to click on stuff that I could see flashing through the game to get control back. Hard to explain...

Also, the EXIT key on the main menu screen only made the game freeze for me, the cursor changed back to the normal windows' cursor and neither could I get back into the game, nor could I get back to the desktop, even using Alt-X etc. I had to forcibly shut down my computer to escape.

Once again: these could be issues with my computer rather than the game, but I just thought I would mention them in case you hear anything similar from other players.

Nit-picking (with SPOILER):
Spoiler: ShowHide
The Gremlins rule you parodied is to not feed them after midnight. The "not getting them wet" rule applies at all times. Or was this intentional?


So again: GREAT JOB! I had a lot of fun with the game!
« Last Edit: 04 Feb 2015, 10:14 by Mandle »

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Re: Mess Goblins - (MAGS January 2015)
« Reply #19 on: 04 Feb 2015, 10:16 »
Very strange Mandle. No one else has reported any problems like this.

And damn your nit picking :P
our goblins have their own rules..
They are modern 21st century goblins!


thanks for the feedback
« Last Edit: 04 Feb 2015, 10:20 by Dropped Monocle Games »