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What is your favourite game of MAGS February?

The Adventure of the Hero by Danvzare
4 (30.8%)
Memories Fade by Riaise
9 (69.2%)

Total Members Voted: 13

Voting closed: 15 Mar 2017, 00:06

Author Topic: MAGS February "As Time Goes By" (RESULT)  (Read 8895 times)

MAGS February "As Time Goes By" (RESULT)
« on: 01 Feb 2017, 01:19 »
Voting has finished and the winner is:

'Memories Fade' by Riaise

Well done Riaise. You will be contacted soon about choosing a topic for April.
Thanks to all the participants and voters.



The Adventure of the Hero by Danvzare
Memories Fade by Riaise

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Topic: As Time Goes By
This month's guidelines were set by Mandle



The only rule is that the games must feature the same location in at least two distinct time periods.

This theme lends itself to a time-travel story, but it doesn't have to be: The character(s) could be completely different people in each era, or it could be a reincarnation story, or the main character could be an immortal, or...

Well, anyway, lets just see what you good folk come up with...

Ending:  February 28th

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What is MAGS?

Started in 2001, MAGS is a competition for amateur adventure game makers. The idea is to create a game in under a month, following the rules set by the previous winner. It aims to help you work to a deadline, improve your skills, and provide a kick-start into making adventure games. Regardless of skill, MAGS is for everyone. Voting is based on "favorite" games, and not the most artistic, or the best coded. If you have bad art skills, use it as a chance to do some graphic work. If you're sub-standard at coding, use it as a chance to give scripting a go. Ultimately, people will vote for the most enjoyable entry.

Rules

• You may work in a team to produce an entry.
• You are not allowed to use any material created before the competition. Your game must be completely new! An exception is music and sound; you can use any audio that is freely available to the public.
• Any modules and templates featured in this board are also allowed.

Entering MAGS is simple. First, conceptualise your game following the month's criteria (see top). Second, create your game fueled only by coffee. Finally, post your game in this thread, including:

✓ A working download link
✓ The title of your game
✓ A suitable in-game screenshot

At the end of the month, voting will begin, usually lasting for fifteen days. The winner chooses the next month's theme, and their name and game is immortalised in the MAGS Archive. For more information, please visit the Official MAGS website.

« Last Edit: 18 Mar 2017, 12:31 by Stupot+ »

Re: MAGS February "As Time Goes By" (OPEN)
« Reply #1 on: 02 Feb 2017, 19:02 »
Mandle must be a mindreader, this is a theme I was considering for last months MAGs! :-D

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Re: MAGS February "As Time Goes By" (OPEN)
« Reply #2 on: 02 Feb 2017, 19:11 »
Got a cracking idea brewing (laugh)

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Re: MAGS February "As Time Goes By" (OPEN)
« Reply #3 on: 03 Feb 2017, 04:16 »
This reminds me I once made a MAGS game for a completely different theme that would fit this theme perfectly. Also it has pink socks! ;-D

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Re: MAGS February "As Time Goes By" (OPEN)
« Reply #4 on: 03 Feb 2017, 14:28 »
Mandle must be a mindreader, this is a theme I was considering for last months MAGs! :-D

I suspect you didn't read my recent entry for the Fortnightly Writing Contest...

It's a bit weird sometimes being a time-traveller as sometimes things are slightly out of whack... Something to do with fuzzy physics at the quantum level I expect...

In the timeline I remembered you did choose that theme for last month's MAGS...I stole it from you as I remembered it producing one of the most amazing games ever made!

So yeah.... YOINK!!!

Oh and:

MASSIVE SPOILER ALERT FOR FUTURE EVENTS:
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Trump dies in May.



Re: MAGS February "As Time Goes By" (OPEN)
« Reply #5 on: 03 Feb 2017, 14:41 »
Great theme! Remembers me to Day of the Tentacle.  :-D
I'm excited what games will achieve out of this theme. Although it's very interesting, I'm sorry to say that I probably won't have the time to participate.

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Re: MAGS February "As Time Goes By" (OPEN)
« Reply #6 on: 03 Feb 2017, 15:03 »
Great theme! Remembers me to Day of the Tentacle.  :-D

Oh shit! You jogged my memory...

Riaise did use a montage of the three different time period "cherry" trees from DOTT for the theme image for his last month theme that never happened in this timeline...

That MAGS produced one of the greatest games ever made IMO...

I can't say of course if that theme image influenced the author to create said game...

But it's possible so, maybe if Riaise recreated that montage and posted it we could get back on track to someone coming up with the inspiration for that amazing game...
« Last Edit: 03 Feb 2017, 15:08 by Mandle »

Re: MAGS February "As Time Goes By" (OPEN)
« Reply #7 on: 03 Feb 2017, 16:16 »
Riaise did use a montage of the three different time period "cherry" trees from DOTT for the theme image for his last month theme that never happened in this timeline...

That MAGS produced one of the greatest games ever made IMO...

I can't say of course if that theme image influenced the author to create said game...

But it's possible so, maybe if Riaise recreated that montage and posted it we could get back on track to someone coming up with the inspiration for that amazing game...

Nope. Even I did create the cherry tree montage, your time-travel interference has caused it to be lost...FOREVER. 8-0 So you'll have to make do without it. :P

It's also interesting to find out that I'm male in this other timeline. I wonder how that happened? (laugh)

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Re: MAGS February "As Time Goes By" (OPEN)
« Reply #8 on: 03 Feb 2017, 16:23 »
Time before time?

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Re: MAGS February "As Time Goes By" (OPEN)
« Reply #9 on: 03 Feb 2017, 18:45 »
Or is it Time AFTER Time (as Cyndi Lauper puts it)?

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Re: MAGS February "As Time Goes By" (OPEN)
« Reply #10 on: 03 Feb 2017, 22:12 »
It's also interesting to find out that I'm male in this other timeline. I wonder how that happened? (laugh)

Ah... now, that would have less to do with time travel and more to do with me just not checking people's profiles very carefully...

My apologies. :-[

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Re: MAGS February "As Time Goes By" (OPEN)
« Reply #11 on: 04 Feb 2017, 11:46 »
Ah... now, that would have less to do with time travel and more to do with me just not checking people's profiles very carefully...
If it makes you feel any better, I've made the exact same mistake with just about everyone on this forum. (laugh)

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Re: MAGS February "As Time Goes By" (OPEN)
« Reply #12 on: 04 Feb 2017, 14:20 »
This is awesome!

I've got a question though, can the location be fictional. Or must it be found on the world map?
Reaction is always funny.

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Re: MAGS February "As Time Goes By" (OPEN)
« Reply #13 on: 04 Feb 2017, 14:57 »
This is awesome!

I've got a question though, can the location be fictional. Or must it be found on the world map?

There are no limitations on what or where the location is.

Re: MAGS February "As Time Goes By" (OPEN)
« Reply #14 on: 04 Feb 2017, 15:16 »
Ah... now, that would have less to do with time travel and more to do with me just not checking people's profiles very carefully...

My apologies. :-[

Oh, don't worry about it, it's fine. :-D

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Re: MAGS February "As Time Goes By" (OPEN)
« Reply #15 on: 05 Feb 2017, 05:59 »

There are no limitations on what or where the location is.

ah,ok. I've got an idea brewing, just need to set aside a perfect time for working on it.
Reaction is always funny.

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Re: MAGS February "As Time Goes By" (OPEN)
« Reply #16 on: 05 Feb 2017, 18:49 »
The character being immortal, as a possibility?  I can so feel a Highlander vibe there!

In the end, there can be only one!

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Re: MAGS February "As Time Goes By" (OPEN)
« Reply #17 on: 05 Feb 2017, 19:24 »
@DBoyWheeler

Quote
The only rule is that the games must feature the same location in at least two distinct time periods.

Go Highlander all you want, but remember... there can only be one. (laugh)
There are those who believe that life here began out there...

Re: MAGS February "As Time Goes By" (OPEN)
« Reply #18 on: 06 Feb 2017, 19:21 »
Great theme, Mandle! I like that this is the third MAGS theme dealing with changes in the last while and no less in a time where time-travel seems like the only way to fix things... :~(

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Re: MAGS February "As Time Goes By" (OPEN)
« Reply #19 on: 06 Feb 2017, 22:34 »
Great theme, Mandle! I like that this is the third MAGS theme dealing with changes in the last while and no less in a time where time-travel seems like the only way to fix things... :~(

For some reason, I feel a Sonic CD vibe with that.  Heh, something with "Past", "Present", "Bad Future", and "Good Future".

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Re: MAGS February "As Time Goes By" (OPEN)
« Reply #20 on: 07 Feb 2017, 02:39 »
Ok I think I'm in, what a great theme.

A little proof of concept.

Blue2 - An Exercise in Time & Space.

Switch between two main characters (BlueX & BlueY) and two time-lines (40,000BC and 1995) with the click of a button.

« Last Edit: 07 Feb 2017, 03:12 by Nixxon »

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Re: MAGS February "As Time Goes By" (OPEN)
« Reply #21 on: 07 Feb 2017, 03:56 »
Nixxon that looks amazing!!!

And thanks guys for all the good words about the theme. I'm so glad now that I chose it over my other ideas! ;-D

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Re: MAGS February "As Time Goes By" (OPEN)
« Reply #22 on: 08 Feb 2017, 03:48 »
Thanks Mandle!

A bit Moar!

« Last Edit: 08 Feb 2017, 05:55 by Nixxon »

Re: MAGS February "As Time Goes By" (OPEN)
« Reply #23 on: 08 Feb 2017, 17:04 »
That sounds like an interesting concept, Nixxon! And it looks good, too! ;-D

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Re: MAGS February "As Time Goes By" (OPEN)
« Reply #24 on: 08 Feb 2017, 19:11 »
I've been hard at work on this since the contest was announced.



The animation is hilariously bad. It's so bad, I'm actually torn between either fixing it later when I've done more of the game, or leaving as it is because of how funny it looks.
Also, I've just noticed how hard it is to read what the hero says with that text colour. I'll have to see about fixing that.

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Re: MAGS February "As Time Goes By" (OPEN)
« Reply #25 on: 08 Feb 2017, 20:14 »
A good rule to have is to always choose light colours for the text, and dark for the border. Then you should be fine.

Love that animation! (laugh)(laugh) You right, it's hilarious! (laugh)(laugh)
There are those who believe that life here began out there...

Re: MAGS February "As Time Goes By" (OPEN)
« Reply #26 on: 08 Feb 2017, 20:27 »
I started this weekend and convinced a friend to help me write some of the dialogue and text as most of the puzzles will involve reading and dialogue. You play an android with the ability to jump between two points in time as they attempt to rewrite the present (or future depending on how you look at it!). So far it's like a very confusing cross between 12 Monkeys and Edge of Tomorrow without any of the action sequences. :-D




Writing about time-travel is haaaaaard!

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Re: MAGS February "As Time Goes By" (OPEN)
« Reply #27 on: 08 Feb 2017, 22:17 »
@Danvzare: The funky animation looks so wonderful in the style of the graphics. Please keep it!

@Funkpanzer: The game sounds amazing and also looks jaw-droppingly stunning!

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Re: MAGS February "As Time Goes By" (OPEN)
« Reply #28 on: 09 Feb 2017, 02:44 »
@Danvzare - That may very well be the greatest walk cycle in the history of man, ever. Even the up/down loop. :P Don't you dare change it.

@Funkpanzer - Wow, super GTA1/2 vibes. Very impressive!

Re: MAGS February "As Time Goes By" (OPEN)
« Reply #29 on: 09 Feb 2017, 07:28 »
It looks like there will be great entries on this topic! I'm loving the art style of the Nixxon's and Funkpanzer's game!


Re: MAGS February "As Time Goes By" (OPEN)
« Reply #30 on: 09 Feb 2017, 08:29 »
Some pleasing stuff here, folks. Keep it up.

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Re: MAGS February "As Time Goes By" (OPEN)
« Reply #31 on: 09 Feb 2017, 14:28 »
Thanks everyone for the kind words. :-D

Funkpanzer, I'm loving that premise and artstyle. I can't wait to see how that game plays.

Re: MAGS February "As Time Goes By" (OPEN)
« Reply #32 on: 09 Feb 2017, 16:05 »
Great work, Danvzare and Funkpanzer! Both games look like they'll be fun to play! ;-D

I am working on something, but there are absolutely no guarantees that it will get anywhere near finished. So don't get your hopes up. :P

Re: MAGS February "As Time Goes By" (OPEN)
« Reply #33 on: 09 Feb 2017, 23:00 »
Thanks guys!

@Nixxon - I love how much movement you've crammed into that colour palette.

@Danvzare - He looks like he's going to throw dice at any moment. It's perfect!

I love how disparate everyone's ideas and approaches are every MAGS.

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Re: MAGS February "As Time Goes By" (OPEN)
« Reply #34 on: 14 Feb 2017, 05:57 »
Thanks funk, I couldn't help but add some more.


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Re: MAGS February "As Time Goes By" (OPEN)
« Reply #35 on: 14 Feb 2017, 07:19 »
AMAZING!

Re: MAGS February "As Time Goes By" (OPEN)
« Reply #36 on: 14 Feb 2017, 19:37 »
That looks fantastic, Nixxon!

I'm not sure if my game properly fits the theme, but I think it's close enough. The time periods aren't that far apart, relatively speaking, but they are distinct. Here's a teaser:


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Re: MAGS February "As Time Goes By" (OPEN)
« Reply #37 on: 17 Feb 2017, 16:07 »
Another screenshot to commemorate me technically finishing the game.



All of the puzzles, dialog, and graphics have been implemented. I've also sorted out all of the bugs I've found.
But there's plenty of time before the deadline, so I'm going to use that time to refine my entry.
Improve the graphics, make graphics for the interface, search for more bugs, and maybe even adding voice acting. :-D

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Re: MAGS February "As Time Goes By" (OPEN)
« Reply #38 on: 17 Feb 2017, 22:35 »
Looking great guys!

@Riaise: Looks great and concept sounds fine!

@Danvzare: Congratz on finishing your game! That's getting close to slasher-time!

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Re: MAGS February "As Time Goes By" (OPEN)
« Reply #39 on: 23 Feb 2017, 18:41 »
The Adventure of the Hero


Click here to download.

A great hero has been sent on a quest to defeat an evil witch, but things soon go awry when a time portal into the future is opened up.

Join the hero as he defeats a witch, gives incredibly life changing career advice, makes alcohol, and saves all of time and space!

Re: MAGS February "As Time Goes By" (OPEN)
« Reply #40 on: 23 Feb 2017, 22:44 »
The Adventure of the Hero


Click here to download.

A great hero has been sent on a quest to defeat an evil witch, but things soon go awry when a time portal into the future is opened up.

Join the hero as he defeats a witch, gives incredibly life changing career advice, makes alcohol, and saves all of time and space!


I just completed this game. EXCELLENT entry.

- Fits the theme perfectly
- Graphics, music, sound effects are impressive for working under time constraints
- Well-designed and thought out puzzles.
- Voice acting BONUS!
-
Spoiler: ShowHide
multiple endings!

- lots of laughs

I really enjoyed this game. Amazing that it was done in such a short time. Best release for the February contest so far ;)

SHADOW

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Re: MAGS February "As Time Goes By" (OPEN)
« Reply #41 on: 24 Feb 2017, 00:59 »
So far so good on this.

Let's hope more join in this!

(sings) LET'S DOOO THE TIME WARP AGAAAAAIN!!!

(talks, softer voice) It's just a jump to the left...

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Re: MAGS February "As Time Goes By" (OPEN)
« Reply #42 on: 24 Feb 2017, 01:11 »
WOW! Well done getting what looks like a great game in so far ahead of the deadline!

How's everyone else going?

Re: MAGS February "As Time Goes By" (OPEN)
« Reply #43 on: 24 Feb 2017, 19:30 »
Nice one Dan. That's at least one entry. Now, who is going to challenge him? Nixxon? Funk? Riaise? 4 days left. (nod)

Re: MAGS February "As Time Goes By" (OPEN)
« Reply #44 on: 25 Feb 2017, 10:44 »
I'm done! Here is my entry: Memories Fade


Story:
Made for MAGS February 2017, with the theme "As Time Goes By". After the loss of his beloved wife, an old man seems to be forgetting her. With the help of an old photo, can his son remind him of the good times they once had?

Screenshots:

Details:
  • Two-click interface: left-click to interact, right-click to examine
  • 320 x 180 resolution
  • Game Length: Short

Re: MAGS February "As Time Goes By" (OPEN)
« Reply #45 on: 26 Feb 2017, 05:11 »
I'm done! Here is my entry: Memories Fade


Story:
Made for MAGS February 2017, with the theme "As Time Goes By". After the loss of his beloved wife, an old man seems to be forgetting her. With the help of an old photo, can his son remind him of the good times they once had?

Screenshots:

Details:
  • Two-click interface: left-click to interact, right-click to examine
  • 320 x 180 resolution
  • Game Length: Short

Amazing entry! Very moving and thought provoking. Good puzzles. Well done!

SHADOW

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Re: MAGS February "As Time Goes By" (OPEN)
« Reply #46 on: 26 Feb 2017, 09:57 »
I'm done! Here is my entry: Memories Fade

...

Amazing entry! Very moving and thought provoking. Good puzzles. Well done!

SHADOW
absolutely + 1
A touching story, nicely done
and with a lot to think about our own past, present ... and future ...

Re: MAGS February "As Time Goes By" (OPEN)
« Reply #47 on: 26 Feb 2017, 14:06 »
Thank you both for the lovely comments! :-*

Re: MAGS February "As Time Goes By" (OPEN)
« Reply #48 on: 27 Feb 2017, 23:51 »
Looks good Riaise. That's two entries, meaning we have a contest on our hands.

Anyone else? A little over 24 hours left (No extention this time, I'm afraid, guys. I'm quite busy for the next few days).

Nixxon? Funkpanzer? Where art thou?

Re: MAGS February "As Time Goes By" (VOTING)
« Reply #49 on: 01 Mar 2017, 00:09 »
The competition has now ended and voting is underway.

The Adventure of the Hero by Danvzare
Memories Fade by Riaise

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Voting Ends: March 14th

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Re: MAGS February "As Time Goes By" (VOTING)
« Reply #50 on: 01 Mar 2017, 03:03 »
Awwwwww no cute aliens in their UFOs? :~(

I hope that game gets finished because I was soooo looking forward to it.

Now, to play the ones that did make it in... :)

Re: MAGS February "As Time Goes By" (VOTING)
« Reply #51 on: 01 Mar 2017, 14:10 »
It's a shame that Nixxon and Funkpanzer didn't get their entries in. They both looked really interesting, and Nixxon seemed to be making good progress. At least I've got Danvzare's entry to play and enjoy! :)

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Re: MAGS February "As Time Goes By" (VOTING)
« Reply #52 on: 01 Mar 2017, 15:10 »
It's a shame that Nixxon and Funkpanzer didn't get their entries in. They both looked really interesting, and Nixxon seemed to be making good progress. At least I've got Danvzare's entry to play and enjoy! :)
Agreed, I was really looking forward to playing both of those games. Especially Nixxon's.
It looked like they were making good progress as well.

Ah well. At least we've got each other's games. :-D

Re: MAGS February "As Time Goes By" (VOTING)
« Reply #53 on: 01 Mar 2017, 18:55 »
I've just played The Adventure of the Hero, and I really enjoyed it! The game is fun and the puzzles are very good. The voice acting is great, too (Whoosh! (laugh))! Really good work, I had a great time playing it!

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Re: MAGS February "As Time Goes By" (VOTING)
« Reply #54 on: 01 Mar 2017, 22:16 »
Ah well. At least we've got each other

Awwwwwwwww <3 <3 <3

Re: MAGS February "As Time Goes By" (VOTING)
« Reply #55 on: 01 Mar 2017, 23:27 »
(laugh)

Two nice entries in different genres. I'm a little stuck in the Adventure of the Hero but I don't want to resort to the hint section just yet.

The dad of Memories fade reminds me of my late grandfather. It's sad to think you can forget even people you love most.
« Last Edit: 01 Mar 2017, 23:42 by Creamy »
 

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Re: MAGS February "As Time Goes By" (VOTING)
« Reply #56 on: 02 Mar 2017, 17:37 »
I've just played Memories Fade, and what a lovely game it was. Kind of sad, but at the same time heartwarming.
And very nice presentation as well. I can see you put a lot more effort into your entry than I did with mine.

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Re: MAGS February "As Time Goes By" (VOTING)
« Reply #57 on: 02 Mar 2017, 22:19 »
I'm a little stuck in the Adventure of the Hero but I don't want to resort to the hint section just yet.

Yeah, I got stuck for a while myself, and I imagine you are probably stuck at the same puzzle, but it's worth perservering because the solution is quite satisfying and clever!

Re: MAGS February "As Time Goes By" (VOTING)
« Reply #58 on: 04 Mar 2017, 13:59 »
Thanks, Danvzare! :D I'm sure you put just as much effort into yours as I did with mine, it's just that the weakest point of my last MAGS entry were the graphics so I focused on that area a bit more this time around.

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Re: MAGS February "As Time Goes By" (VOTING)
« Reply #59 on: 04 Mar 2017, 15:02 »
The dad of Memories fade reminds me of my late grandfather. It's sad to think you can forget even people you love most.

I've been fighting the urge to not play Memories Fade for a few days now...

My own dad faded away into senility years before he died to the point where it was a relief when he passed, moreso for him than us I would like to think...

So, this game presents a bit of a real world challenge for me...

I will play it tomorrow though, but I will probably cry my eyes out...

EDIT; I actually played Memories Fade just after I first posted this because I couldn't resist... WHAT AN AMAZING GAME!!!

But... So much torment in my soul right now on which to vote for... Memories Fade was so impacting on an emotional level as well as having great puzzles... But The Adventure Of The Hero was so much time-travelling fun and also had clever puzzles that tested you but never left you feeling cheated.

Arrrrgggghhhhhh!!! I'm being torn in two!!!!!

But... I'm going to have to vote for The Adventure Of The Hero despite the strengths of Memories Fade just because of the fun level I experienced...

Sorry....so sorry...such a hard choice...
« Last Edit: 04 Mar 2017, 15:57 by Mandle »

Re: MAGS February "As Time Goes By" (VOTING)
« Reply #60 on: 04 Mar 2017, 20:36 »
Thank you for the lovely comments, Mandle! I understand why you chose The Adventure of the Hero, it is much more lighthearted than my game and the gameplay fits much better with the theme. (nod)

I did waver a bit myself partway through making Memories Fade, as I wondered if it was right to use a subject that is so emotional for so many people. I didn't want to trivialise the issue, or offend anyone by making it into a game. I'm glad I stuck with it, though. I've only had good comments so far, so it seems to have worked out as I hoped it would.

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Re: MAGS February "As Time Goes By" (VOTING)
« Reply #61 on: 05 Mar 2017, 01:52 »
I did waver a bit myself partway through making Memories Fade, as I wondered if it was right to use a subject that is so emotional for so many people. I didn't want to trivialise the issue, or offend anyone by making it into a game. I'm glad I stuck with it, though. I've only had good comments so far, so it seems to have worked out as I hoped it would.

You handled the subject with honesty and compassion. I loved it how you didn't shy away from showing the exasperation of the son from time to time. Like I said, I've been in his shoes, and it's hard sometimes to not feel some blame towards the afflicted parent. I guess it's just natural to feel that your parents will always be there to take care of you, so when that's gone we can feel cheated at times.

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Re: MAGS February "As Time Goes By" (VOTING)
« Reply #62 on: 05 Mar 2017, 20:19 »
Finished playing both, great games you two managed to pull here! (nod)

The Adventure of the Hero by Danvzare
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What a great fun! loved the puzzles, and realizing how to get that "last" items was awesome! Well done! (nod)
And the voice acting helps a lot. Had some great solving this and "Wooshing" around! (laugh)


Memories Fade by Riaise
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Very well done, good puzzles great story telling. All the puzzles made sense (almost, as some cables weren't doing anything ;) ). Really lovely way to tell the story. BTW, my parents have such a vacuum too. (laugh)


I voted for "the Hero" has it was heaps fun to play, but then again Memories wasn't meant as a funny entry, and in that it has succeed brilliantly. 
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Re: MAGS February "As Time Goes By" (VOTING)
« Reply #63 on: 06 Mar 2017, 16:11 »
I'm glad I stuck with it, though. I've only had good comments so far, so it seems to have worked out as I hoped it would.
I'm glad you stuck with it too. You handled this sensitive concept with a brilliant finesse. (nod)

Re: MAGS February "As Time Goes By" (VOTING)
« Reply #64 on: 08 Mar 2017, 15:51 »
Thank you, everyone, it  means a lot. :-*

I've just fixed a bug in one of the puzzles and altered the puzzle itself slightly so that it works a bit better. Can I upload the fix now, or should I wait until voting is over?

Re: MAGS February "As Time Goes By" (VOTING)
« Reply #65 on: 08 Mar 2017, 23:29 »
Thank you, everyone, it  means a lot. :-*

I've just fixed a bug in one of the puzzles and altered the puzzle itself slightly so that it works a bit better. Can I upload the fix now, or should I wait until voting is over?
I usually say that fixing a game-breaking bug shortly after the deadline is okay (in order to make one's entry somewhat playable). But minor tweaks and alterations should wait until after the voting.

Re: MAGS February "As Time Goes By" (VOTING)
« Reply #66 on: 09 Mar 2017, 12:57 »
OK, I'll wait until after voting is closed, then. :)

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Re: MAGS February "As Time Goes By" (VOTING)
« Reply #67 on: 13 Mar 2017, 06:59 »
The Adventure of the Hero by Danvzare
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Charming and very whimsical. I had a great time with this game and it was much longer than I expected. Most of the puzzles are common sense and most of the outcomes are very silly. Good use of alternate endings! This was a blast to play.


Memories Fade
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I actually quite liked the various puzzles in this. They seemed like a conscious decision to move away from simple item combining (which was good). I even liked the wire untangling puzzle. I thought it was a great way to communicate that sort of problem in the context of a puzzle. This story had a good amount of depth and emotional resonance. Fred's gruff attitude made it very believable. Parts of the photo fading in, and the photo being used as a central anchor for the story were very nice touches! A fantastic game with a great ending!


I voted for Memories Fade. Great job, both entrants!

Re: MAGS February "As Time Goes By" (VOTING)
« Reply #68 on: 13 Mar 2017, 20:14 »
They were both very nice and fun games, but it was hard to decide between two such different games,
whereas The Adventure of the Hero by Danvzare was a fun fantasy adventure with hilarious voice acting,
Memories Fade by Riaise was a poignant and emotional story about a man's relationship with his father.

Both had good stories and well balanced puzzles, but I voted for Memories Fade since it was just so heartwarming.
Still, I got a few chuckles out of The Adventure of the Hero as well.

Re: MAGS February "As Time Goes By" (VOTING)
« Reply #69 on: 13 Mar 2017, 23:51 »
One day of voting left, folks. (nod)

Re: MAGS February "As Time Goes By" (VOTING)
« Reply #70 on: 14 Mar 2017, 13:47 »
Thanks so much, Gurok and Blondbraid! :D

Re: MAGS February "As Time Goes By" (VOTING)
« Reply #71 on: 15 Mar 2017, 00:19 »
Voting has finished and the winner is:

'Memories Fade' by Riaise

Well done Riaise. You will be contacted soon about choosing a topic for April.
Thanks to all the participants and voters.

Re: MAGS February "As Time Goes By" (VOTING)
« Reply #72 on: 15 Mar 2017, 09:34 »
Congratulations Riaise! ;-D

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Re: MAGS February "As Time Goes By" (VOTING)
« Reply #73 on: 15 Mar 2017, 11:21 »
Congratulations Riaise, you deserve it! :-D
You made an incredible game.

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Re: MAGS February "As Time Goes By" (VOTING)
« Reply #74 on: 15 Mar 2017, 12:16 »
Two of the best MAGS entries I have even seen:

One a ton of fun, the other deep and bittersweet.

Congratz to Riaise, but both are winners in my book.

Thanks guys for making my chosen theme a great round with only the highest of quality!

Re: MAGS February "As Time Goes By" (VOTING)
« Reply #75 on: 15 Mar 2017, 13:51 »
Congratulations, Riaise. Well done...looking forward to your choice for the next competition.


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Re: MAGS February "As Time Goes By" (VOTING)
« Reply #76 on: 15 Mar 2017, 15:20 »
Congrats Riaise! (nod)
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Re: MAGS February "As Time Goes By" (VOTING)
« Reply #77 on: 16 Mar 2017, 12:47 »
Thank you so much everyone! :-D Very well done to Danvzare, your game was fantastic and I think the competition was probably a lot closer than the poll makes it look.

I'll have a think and see what theme I can come up with for next month. ;-D