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What is your favourite game of MAGS July?

Stories of the unexpected: 'Until further notice'
1 (5.6%)
The Lightning Spell
4 (22.2%)
Welcome to Nod River
2 (11.1%)
The Shaft
10 (55.6%)
Pizza Calls
1 (5.6%)

Total Members Voted: 18

Voting closed: 16 Aug 2018, 00:10

Author Topic: MAGS July “Shocking” (RESULT)  (Read 9995 times)

Mandle

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Re: MAGS July “Shocking” (OPEN)
« Reply #40 on: 18 Jul 2018, 15:21 »
Something may be in the works:

Spoiler: ShowHide

Slasher

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Re: MAGS July “Shocking” (OPEN)
« Reply #41 on: 19 Jul 2018, 15:42 »
Hi,

I'm glad to see some ideas brewing....

You're a teaser Mandle (laugh)

My entry is virtually done and I just need to cross the T's and dot the I's and then it's testing time.
   
    DisplayAt(440, 10, 900, "You sing with joy.");
    cBert.SayAt(80, 10, 900,"'Money's the root of all evil...'");
    cPonsonby.SayAt(80, 10, 900,"'Money's the root of all evil...'");
    cBert.SayAt(80, 10, 900,"'Money's the root of all evil...'");
    cPonsonby.SayAt(80, 10, 900,"'I won't contaminate myself with it...'");
    cBert.SayAt(80, 10, 900,"'Give it to me...'");
    cPonsonby.SayAt(80, 10, 900,"'Give it to me...'");
    cBert.SayAt(80, 10, 900,"'Give it to me...'");
    cPonsonby.SayAt(80, 10, 900,"'Muah, Muah.'");

(laugh)
« Last Edit: 19 Jul 2018, 17:05 by Slasher »

VampireWombat

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Re: MAGS July “Shocking” (OPEN)
« Reply #42 on: 19 Jul 2018, 15:52 »
I'm kind of at a crossroads myself. I have 3 options at this point really. I could condense my story, I could end it with a to be continued or whatever, or I could just make a shorter and simpler game for this month and wait to do this one when I can fully flesh it out.

Slasher - 2 things to point out. The actual saying is the love of money is the root of all evil. But it's one of those things that's become as acceptable as people saying I could care less instead of I couldn't care less. So it's more of a nitpicky thing.
And the other is that Give it too me should be Give it to me.
But glad to see you back and already working on your game again.

Slasher

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Re: MAGS July “Shocking” (OPEN)
« Reply #43 on: 19 Jul 2018, 17:01 »
Hi VampireWombat,

It's actually the saying from another source...(Rising Damp)

And it's not so much about love of money..

Too to To... Thank's..

Done (nod)
« Last Edit: 19 Jul 2018, 17:07 by Slasher »

VampireWombat

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Re: MAGS July “Shocking” (OPEN)
« Reply #44 on: 19 Jul 2018, 17:29 »
Ohh, okay. Then definitely keep love out of it.

And unless I can think of a better solution, I think I'm going to just adapt an idea a friend had from a dream. The biggest issue with it will be making sure it's not too close in tone to Fran Bow since it does have a talking cat.

Slasher

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Re: MAGS July “Shocking” (OPEN)
« Reply #45 on: 20 Jul 2018, 08:15 »
Glad a friend gave you an idea and what's wrong with a talking cat, VampireWombat? Who does not love a talking cat (laugh)

Here is a NEW splash build preview of my entry (supposed to say July):


And here is a screenshot:
« Last Edit: 20 Jul 2018, 08:41 by Slasher »

VampireWombat

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Re: MAGS July “Shocking” (OPEN)
« Reply #46 on: 20 Jul 2018, 13:15 »
The idea is actually something he talked about in May. And was literally just his cat calling him Jacob and telling him to buy pizza.
And there's nothing wrong with a talking cat. It's just that Fran Bow starts with a talking cat and Coraline also has a talking cat. So I just have to make sure to not having anything too close to either one.

Congratulations on getting this far in your game.

Slasher

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Re: MAGS July “Shocking” (OPEN)
« Reply #47 on: 20 Jul 2018, 14:53 »
Maybe you can use something else, like a dog (laugh)

VampireWombat

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Re: MAGS July “Shocking” (OPEN)
« Reply #48 on: 20 Jul 2018, 15:11 »
I think replacing the cat would remove it too much from the original idea.
I think if I keep imagery surreal, but not violent it should be okay. At least there's no fear of accidentally getting too close in story since this game won't have an actual plot.

Mandle

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Re: MAGS July “Shocking” (OPEN)
« Reply #49 on: 20 Jul 2018, 15:42 »
Maybe it could be a dinosaur that says "Alan!"?

That could be pretty shocking...

VampireWombat

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Re: MAGS July “Shocking” (OPEN)
« Reply #50 on: 20 Jul 2018, 16:24 »
Sure, if you happen to be Sam Neill...

Mandle

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Re: MAGS July “Shocking” (OPEN)
« Reply #51 on: 20 Jul 2018, 16:49 »
I have spent about an hour tonight working on some graphics that are starting to look pretty awesome to me at least.

I can't show them because spoilers but...

They are looking pretty awesome anyway and I can't wait to get back to them tomorrow!

Slasher

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Re: MAGS July “Shocking” (OPEN)
« Reply #52 on: 21 Jul 2018, 08:42 »
Stories of the unexpected: 'Until further notice'
It's countdown time til release.


Storyline:
Two middle aged guys set out to rob a bank due to their financial circumstances.
Can they infiltrate the bank, find the safe, open the safe, grab the money and end their money troubles?

George Ponsonby: "Bert..."
George: Ponsonby "...haven't even told this to my wife."
George Ponsonby: "Ponsonby Metals is on the verge of bankruptcy."

Controls:
Custom 2 Click mouse: left Click Interact / Right Click Look at.
Tab or GUI Button to open up tools.

Misc:
Clock display.

Video (wrong date) and Screenshot




Specs:
1024 X 768
32 Bit color
Direct3D 9 hardware acceleration


« Last Edit: 22 Jul 2018, 10:27 by Slasher »

Mandle

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Re: MAGS July “Shocking” (OPEN)
« Reply #53 on: 21 Jul 2018, 17:26 »
Got a bit of research done into my project as well as some animations and sound effects tonight.

Doubt I will have anything playable by the deadline, but we shall see if I have a burst of activity or not despite the crushing heat of the summer here in Japan which mostly has me taking naps under an air-conditioner when I could otherwise be adding content...

VampireWombat

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Re: MAGS July “Shocking” (OPEN)
« Reply #54 on: 21 Jul 2018, 17:54 »
Good luck getting something playable done. I quite understand the heat issue. It's part of what's killed a lot of my creativity and motivation the past 2 months.

Slasher - Congrats on getting your game to the testing phase.

Now to see if I can get the energy and creativity to get some graphics done for my game today...

Slasher

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Re: MAGS July “Shocking” (OPEN)
« Reply #55 on: 21 Jul 2018, 18:09 »
Mandle and VampireWombat: Sit in a bucket of ice (laugh)

We need you both in the running (nod)

VampireWombat

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Re: MAGS July “Shocking” (OPEN)
« Reply #56 on: 21 Jul 2018, 18:20 »
That could be difficult. And pose some problems...
I am putting together reference for making the player character in Inkscape at least. I'm being lazy and making the graphics sidescroller type so that I only have to do left and right. I should be able to at least have a walk cycle done today.

Slasher

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Re: MAGS July “Shocking” (OPEN) Unxpected download
« Reply #57 on: 22 Jul 2018, 10:50 »
Stories of the unexpected: 'Until further notice'
Download here


Storyline:
Two middle aged guys set out to rob a bank due to their financial circumstances.
Can they infiltrate the bank, find the safe, open the safe, grab the money and end their money troubles?

George Ponsonby: "Bert..."
George: Ponsonby "...haven't even told this to my wife."
George Ponsonby: "Ponsonby Metals is on the verge of bankruptcy."

Controls:
Custom 2 Click mouse: left Click Interact / Right Click Look at.
Tab or GUI Button to open up tools.

Misc:
Clock display.

Video (shows wrong date) and Screenshot




Specs:
1024 X 768
32 Bit color
Direct3D 9 hardware acceleration
Download here

VampireWombat

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Re: MAGS July “Shocking” (OPEN)
« Reply #58 on: 22 Jul 2018, 13:20 »
I see the testing phase is over. I will give it a try sometime today.
Sadly, yesterday turned out to feel even hotter than the previous day, despite being technically 3 degrees cooler. So I didn't get a walk cycle after all. But I did at least have some ideas.
I'm unlikely to get anything finished today. But I will at least work on graphics some.

Slasher

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Re: MAGS July “Shocking” (OPEN)
« Reply #59 on: 22 Jul 2018, 18:45 »
Hi

Few minor tweaks done.

Constantly updated.