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Author Topic: MAGS April "Natural Disasters" (RESULT)  (Read 22650 times)

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Re: MAGS April "Natural Disasters" (OPEN)
« Reply #100 on: 04 May 2016, 22:04 »
I'm still hoping to play 'Eruption' one day though.  I was even halfway up a volcano this time yesterday :-)

Well, to be fairly honest: there was never any substance to Eruption! It was all just a bit of a laugh really ;)
There was so little substance to it that I didn't even make any of those screenshots... let's take a look, ok?



this started out as an anonymous picture that I got from a Google search for "volcano" and "16 bit". I'd like to attribute it to someone but I was never able to find the original creator:



Flipped it, extended it to 640x360, added a cheesy title and a couple of fake buttons. Done!

This "in game" shot:



Started out as a lo-res picture of the map for Rust and some random scientist (sorry, random scientist):



Convert to 640x360, add some hoohah and nonsense in Photoshop and you're done.

The final "VR" shot:



Was a Google Earth picture of Mount Fuji, a Google search for "flaming sky", a bit of simulated smoke, some dragon outlines and some screenshots from Hunter - an ancient Amiga game:



So yeah, nothing about Eruption! was ever real. It was fun to do in between all the cupcakes and butter cream though! :-D

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Re: MAGS April "Natural Disasters" (OPEN)
« Reply #101 on: 05 May 2016, 01:01 »
Hahahaha!

So one more question:

Whose diary page is this with the 14-year-old girl talking about giving the necklace to her boyfriend in the '90's?

Spoiler: ShowHide
« Last Edit: 05 May 2016, 01:04 by Mandle »

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Re: MAGS April "Natural Disasters" (OPEN)
« Reply #102 on: 05 May 2016, 10:19 »
Wow, I'll be honest. You did a damn good job at fooling everyone. :-D

Also, the way you managed to fake all of those screenshots with the minimal of effort is very impressive.
I'd still like to see it turned into a game though. Of course without the whole VR stuff... and probably without the 3D models as well... and the animating lava... ok, so there was nothing to turn into a game. But still, it sounded interesting! :~(

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Re: MAGS April "Natural Disasters" (OPEN)
« Reply #103 on: 05 May 2016, 14:08 »
Hahahaha!

So one more question:

Whose diary page is this with the 14-year-old girl talking about giving the necklace to her boyfriend in the '90's?

Spoiler: ShowHide


I really don't know! I needed some inspiration for the volcano-catapult minigame GUI and I thought that Toffee might be the kind of person to have a pink diary or notebook at hand.

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Re: MAGS April "Natural Disasters" (OPEN)
« Reply #104 on: 06 May 2016, 23:31 »
Hahahaha!

So one more question:

Whose diary page is this with the 14-year-old girl talking about giving the necklace to her boyfriend in the '90's?

Spoiler: ShowHide


I really don't know! I needed some inspiration for the volcano-catapult minigame GUI and I thought that Toffee might be the kind of person to have a pink diary or notebook at hand.

Aw...I was kinda hoping it was cat's...Of course it was unlikely that cat was keeping a diary in english when she was a child, but I thought maybe she was doing it for practice...

Oh well...I worked way too much on Harry Caine yesterday, late into the night, and now I have to go to work...YAWN!

(Of course, I'm not entering any new work on the game into this MAGS)

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Re: MAGS April "Natural Disasters" (VOTING)
« Reply #105 on: 07 May 2016, 22:15 »
Hahaha, no, it is not my diary.

Just tried the Harry Caine demo - the voice acting and flying things are hilarious! Also the scrolling scene and changing weather conditions are impressive. Is there already some interaction in this version? Anyway, I'm looking forward to the full game!

Re: MAGS April "Natural Disasters" (VOTING)
« Reply #106 on: 09 May 2016, 15:19 »
Hahaha, no, it is not my diary.

Just tried the Harry Caine demo - the voice acting and flying things are hilarious! Also the scrolling scene and changing weather conditions are impressive. Is there already some interaction in this version? Anyway, I'm looking forward to the full game!

I played through it a few times and I was able to grab a barrel and sometimes other items. I thought that he was going to use the barrel for some much-needed cover :shocked: but wasn't able to do anything with it. Funny, because the NEXT time I played I wasn't able to snag any of the flying objects. Not sure what's with that...

SHADOW

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Re: MAGS April "Natural Disasters" (VOTING)
« Reply #107 on: 10 May 2016, 00:00 »
Funny, because the NEXT time I played I wasn't able to snag any of the flying objects. Not sure what's with that...

In the post-MAGS version (so far) I've changed the grabbing mechanism so it doesn't depend on pixel-perfect clicks. The eels were almost impossible to grab as they are thin and wriggle around so much (realistic I suppose but too frustrating, and the challenge of the game is not supposed to be grabbing stuff)...It's now quite easy to grab whatever you want.

Re: MAGS April "Natural Disasters" (VOTING)
« Reply #108 on: 15 May 2016, 15:40 »
Two-and a bit days leftvfor voting. Any more for any more?
This is as much to remind myself as anyone else :-)

Update:
I just played both entries. Toffee Trouble was superb, and I've posted in the CGA board.
Harry Caine made me laugh a lot. I was so entranced storm gradually getting worse (and by the "eel") that I ran the game right through until the storm literally stopped. Looking forward to the finished version :-D
« Last Edit: 17 May 2016, 02:16 by Stupot+ »

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Re: MAGS April "Natural Disasters" (VOTING)
« Reply #109 on: 17 May 2016, 19:14 »
Toffee Trouble was superb, and I've posted in the CGA board.

Thanks! :)

Re: MAGS April "Natural Disasters" (RESULT)
« Reply #110 on: 18 May 2016, 00:10 »
Voting has finished and the winner is:

ERUPTION! by Cat and Miez
Oh, I mean Toffee Trouble in Creamville

Well done Cat and Miez. You will be contacted soon about choosing a topic for June.
Thanks to all the participants and voters.
« Last Edit: 18 May 2016, 00:50 by Stupot+ »

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Re: MAGS April "Natural Disasters" (RESULT)
« Reply #111 on: 18 May 2016, 11:43 »
Yay! ;-D

I thought the theme could be interpreted in many different ways, so I expected to see some more entries. Ah well, too bad. At least Harry Caine and Toffee Bakewell weren't a total disaster ;)

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Re: MAGS April "Natural Disasters" (RESULT)
« Reply #112 on: 18 May 2016, 11:59 »
Wheeeee! I'm super happy! :-D
I thought it was a great topic for MAGS.

Harry Caine made me laugh a lot. I was so entranced storm gradually getting worse (and by the "eel") that I ran the game right through until the storm literally stopped. Looking forward to the finished version :-D
Me too :-)

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Re: MAGS April "Natural Disasters" (RESULT)
« Reply #113 on: 18 May 2016, 13:05 »
Harry Caine made me laugh a lot. I was so entranced storm gradually getting worse (and by the "eel") that I ran the game right through until the storm literally stopped. Looking forward to the finished version :-D
Me too :-)

As am I...

I plugged about 5 hours into developing the game today...

The storm no longer just "stops" as Stupot said above...

It now goes on forever (Jesus...seamless scrolling background are a bitch), and also the "Airvitnory" concept I came up with for gameplay is coming along...