Poll

What is your favourite game for MAGS November?

The Gourmet by Slasher
1 (7.1%)
Trivial Pass You It by Mandle
0 (0%)
Last & Furious by Crimson Wizard and Jim Reed
11 (78.6%)
Stable Pete and the Joust by Cassiebsg
2 (14.3%)

Total Members Voted: 14

Voting closed: 15 Dec 2017, 00:14

Author Topic: MAGS November "Contest" (RESULTS)  (Read 10022 times)

Cassiebsg

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Re: MAGS November "Contest" (VOTING)
« Reply #120 on: 02 Dec 2017, 09:08 »
Okay, then I must have chosen the right one, cause I won. :-D

Yes, I didn't read that part of the "cultural experience" up until late last night. :-[
Still, not my cup of tea for games as I play them for the puzzles and brain challenge more than I play for the story. Not your fault though. :)
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Re: MAGS November "Contest" (VOTING)
« Reply #121 on: 02 Dec 2017, 11:12 »
EDIT - whoa!  Who needs breaks anyway?!?!  2:57:32.

CaptainD, I think you are unbeatable! :-D
It would be even sweet to play Last & Furious with the gamepad, just in case! :)

Mandle

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Re: MAGS November "Contest" (VOTING)
« Reply #122 on: 02 Dec 2017, 12:51 »
Of course I tried to cheat in Last&Furious by offroad shortcutting the course in every place possible but the game wouldn't let me...

There must be "gateway" checkpoints coded in that make sure the player mostly follows the course, damnit!!! (laugh)

Re: MAGS November "Contest" (VOTING)
« Reply #123 on: 04 Dec 2017, 01:49 »
My comments:

Last and Furious:
I'll start off by admitting freely that this one got my vote. The title actually describes perfectly how I felt every time I played (laugh).

I have to start by commenting on how polished and complete this game is. Complete with a menu to allow you to change up some of the parameters and stunning graphics pulled right out of those 80s racing games. It took me quite some time to learn how to use the controls to maneuver the car. It seems that you almost have to know the track in advance to properly pull some of those turns. I will admit that I never finished without being in last place but over time I did keep up with the cars progressively farther on the track and overall the game is a LOT Of fun.

Absolutely outstanding for a contest entry.

Stable Pete and the Joust
Was my runner up. Despite still being a demo, the graphics, NPCs, dialogues, mini-games, inventory and so on are a very impressive job. I hope Cassie polishes this game up, gets some testers to play it and releases it. It definitely looks promising.

Trivial Pass You It


Once again, you can count on Mandle to find a way to push what AGS can do and come up with a COMPLETELY different concept and basically build his own game engine all for a contest entry.

The Gourmet
I assume that those familiar with the radio show would get a kick out of this one. More of an interactive story but entertaining nevertheless. Good job!

As far as my vote, my personal preference is adventure-style games over the classic arcade, but Last and Furious got my vote as being the most complete, most polished and overall most fun of the group. Congrats to all entries.







Re: MAGS November "Contest" (VOTING)
« Reply #124 on: 04 Dec 2017, 08:44 »
Funkpanzer. What happened to your game?
I hope you didn't feel squeezed out of the racing game market. Yours was looking cool, too.
Do you still plan in releasing it?

Re: MAGS November "Contest" (VOTING)
« Reply #125 on: 04 Dec 2017, 11:02 »
Last and Furious:
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Impressive! It looks and plays just like the real thing. Took me back to the Double Clutch, Death Rally and Micro Machines days. Once polished, it will be an excellent game, AGS notwithstanding. I'd recommend a higher difficulty mode too.


Stable Pete and the Joust
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The seeds of an entertaining game. I look forward to helping Peter of HayBucket.


Trivial Pass You It
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Neat idea. I hope it gets more decks.


The Gourmet
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What a bizarre and funny story. I just wish it was more interactive. For instance, I thought there would be a button masher during the contest. Slasher's second game on cooking. Would he happen to be a cordon bleu?

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Mandle

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Re: MAGS November "Contest" (VOTING)
« Reply #126 on: 04 Dec 2017, 13:13 »

Trivial Pass You It


Once again, you can count on Mandle to find a way to push what AGS can do and come up with a COMPLETELY different concept and basically build his own game engine all for a contest entry.

Glad to hear that you got what the concept was behind this rough-as-guts proof-of-concept game.

I'm most interested right now in creating games which the players can also add their own content to and can evolve over time based on what a "community" of players do with them.

So this was just really a baby-step in that direction. I've messed around with the same kind of idea before in Predators Prey For Plants and T.O.T.S. but I feel this experiment probably has more scope even though it is extremely simple concept.

So yeah, simple concepts that can be built on to create more complex experiences by players. Basically I'm lazy (laugh)

Re: MAGS November "Contest" (VOTING)
« Reply #127 on: 06 Dec 2017, 14:01 »
The Gourmet by Slasher

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I enjoyed this game. It wasn't challenging, but it told a good story and had plenty of humour throughout. There could have been more puzzle elements, but I think it worked well as an interactive story. :)


Trivial Pass You It by Mandle

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This is such a great idea, and the basic premise works really well. The interface could be a bit slicker, and there are some 'features' which could annoy some people, but I know you didn't want to risk breaking the save games. Overall,
 though, it's a really innovative take on the theme. :)


Last & Furious by Crimson Wizard and Jim Reed

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Wow, I'm amazed that anyone can make a game of this quality in just one month! The graphics are fantastic, and the amount of detail in the driving physics is just amazing! Seriously, incredible work from both of you! ;-D


Stable Pete and the Joust by Cassiebsg

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This is a nice little game. It's a shame that some of the features weren't finished, but the graphics and animations are lovely and the story is sweet. Well done! :)

Re: MAGS November "Contest" (VOTING)
« Reply #128 on: 14 Dec 2017, 16:38 »
Sorry for being bit late to comment.

The Gourmet by Slasher:
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On this I agree with Riaise's comment above, it's a funny interactive story. I wish I knew the meaning of all those meal-related words :).

I stumbled on a bug, when replaying the game for the second time I was skipping dialogs with Escape, and Control Panel came out. For some reason I could not click Resume button, so could not continue playing.

Another thing, it appears you have copied whole Compiled folder in the archive, but since AGS 3.4.0 you need only Compiled/Windows folder. Basically, you have same game two times in the archive.


Stable Pete and the Joust by Cassiebsg:
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The beginning looked promising, but I could not complete it :(. Gathered a number of inventory items, but found use for only few of them.
Either there are some bugs in game logic, or I was doing something wrong. I managed to put the knight asleep, though Pete kept saying he cannot mess with the helm. And speaking to the sleeping Knight made him awake again as if nothing happened.
I also could not work out the archery range, the arrows kept fliyng into directions I least expected...


Trivial Pass You It by Mandle:
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I may be biased about gameplay side of this game, because I hate trivias :).
From the technical side, this may be an interesting idea, but if I am allowed to give advices, first of all I'd strongly suggested to not use savegames for this purpose, and use File script API. That way you will have better control over what data you have there, and can give files custom names.
« Last Edit: 14 Dec 2017, 16:52 by Crimson Wizard »

Cassiebsg

  • Cavefish
  • Fleeing the Cylon tyrrany...
    • Cassiebsg worked on a game that was nominated for an AGS Award!
Re: MAGS November "Contest" (VOTING)
« Reply #129 on: 14 Dec 2017, 16:49 »
CW, thanks for playing.
Well, 1st seems like you were playing the original version, and not the updated (cause I fixed the talking character). There was suppose to be a box that come out once you had completed the demo, but because I forgot to set a flag to true (see above fixed bug) that box does not show up in the original uploaded mags entry.
However if you have:
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- Got the Armour
- Enrolled in the contest as Knight Peter of ....
- Put the red knight sleeping

Then you have completed the demo. The other items are for puzzles I didn't got to implement.
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Slasher

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Re: MAGS November "Contest" (VOTING)
« Reply #130 on: 14 Dec 2017, 17:01 »
Hi Crimson,

The folder has since been replaced.

fixing Bugs you mentioned...

Fancy pressing Esc to escape all dialogs (laugh)
« Last Edit: 14 Dec 2017, 17:10 by Slasher »

Re: MAGS November "Contest" (VOTING)
« Reply #131 on: 14 Dec 2017, 17:11 »
CW, thanks for playing.
Well, 1st seems like you were playing the original version, and not the updated (cause I fixed the talking character). There was suppose to be a box that come out once you had completed the demo, but because I forgot to set a flag to true (see above fixed bug) that box does not show up in the original uploaded mags entry.

Ahhh, that made a big difference! Now I managed to finish the demo in one go :).

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I just wanted to mention one glitch, there is a stray pixel in the character view, located about double character's width to the left, you may notice it in the darker rooms when character is facing or walking left.

Slasher

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Re: MAGS November "Contest" (VOTING)
« Reply #132 on: 14 Dec 2017, 17:33 »
Bugs fixed and have uploaded new build..

Cheers crimson...

Cassiebsg

  • Cavefish
  • Fleeing the Cylon tyrrany...
    • Cassiebsg worked on a game that was nominated for an AGS Award!
Re: MAGS November "Contest" (VOTING)
« Reply #133 on: 14 Dec 2017, 17:49 »
Tks CW, I noticed it, but had no time to re-render/fix the sprites, so I just left it in for now. ;)
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Mandle

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    • Mandle worked on a game that was nominated for an AGS Award!
Re: MAGS November "Contest" (VOTING)
« Reply #134 on: 14 Dec 2017, 22:53 »
"It's the second most busiest time of the year." (everyone sing along!)

So I've played everything and voted. I will post comments if I have time.

Re: MAGS November "Contest" (VOTING)
« Reply #135 on: 14 Dec 2017, 23:36 »
"It's the second most busiest time of the year." (everyone sing along!)

So I've played everything and voted. I will post comments if I have time.
And I haven't even had time to play any of the entries yet! :~(

MAGS Host

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Re: MAGS November "Contest" (RESULTS)
« Reply #136 on: 15 Dec 2017, 00:21 »
The voting is over and the winner of MAGS November (by an impressive margin) is:

Last & Furious by Crimson Wizard and Jim Reed.

Well done guys. You'll be contacted soon about choosing a theme for January.

Thanks to all participants and voters.

Re: MAGS November "Contest" (RESULTS)
« Reply #137 on: 15 Dec 2017, 02:13 »
Congrats! Well deserved!

Slasher

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    • I can help with story design
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Re: MAGS November "Contest" (RESULTS)
« Reply #138 on: 15 Dec 2017, 07:56 »
Last & Furious by Crimson Wizard and Jim Reed.

Very well done you guys though my driving skills leave a lot to be desired...

(Crimson---Beginners luck--Jammy dodger (laugh) )

Do pick a great theme for Jan 2018..

I'll take my boxing gloves off when I do my next game, it's easier to script (laugh)

I liked the other games to...

I hope that Mandle decides to up his Trivia game as it has great potential, especially doing your own questions so that my granddaughter could play (nod)



« Last Edit: 15 Dec 2017, 08:02 by Slasher »

Mandle

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    • Mandle worked on a game that was nominated for an AGS Award!
Re: MAGS November "Contest" (RESULTS)
« Reply #139 on: 15 Dec 2017, 08:55 »
I'll take my boxing gloves off when I do my next game, it's easier to script (laugh)

You have just won two internets!!!