Poll

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 11281 times)

VampireWombat

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Re: MAGS July “Shocking” (VOTING)
« Reply #180 on: 13 Aug 2018, 22:11 »
At least I'm not the only one stuck on that part of Slasher's game...

Looks like I need to finish a couple of the games soon so I can vote. Oops.

Slasher

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Re: MAGS July “Shocking” (VOTING)
« Reply #181 on: 14 Aug 2018, 04:51 »

Safe cracking book
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Safe cracking book is one of the books on the bookcase.

Re: MAGS July “Shocking” (VOTING)
« Reply #182 on: 14 Aug 2018, 08:47 »

Finally played all the games.
Nice to see so many different games.

Stories of the unexpected: 'Until further notice' by Slasher
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I like the harsh nature of this game. The scratchy music and collage of mediums. Maybe a bit too much talk in the intro for my taste, but that is might just be me. Finding all the tools was fun.


The Lightning Spell by Buckethead
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Quite funny, but wanted more jokes. A little gray in the graphics, but otherwise interesting looking.


WELCOME TO NOD RIVER by Mandle
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Would be interesting to see the game, after seeing the intro.


The Shaft by Kastchey
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Quite a nice game. I have played one of your games before (The Landlord) and this one is more tight. I really love the graphics, although it is definitely too muddy at times (hard to tell what some of the items represents). Great idea for a small story and I thought the whole smashing the window and proceeding through it worked very well! Great stuff.


Pizza Calls by VampireWombat
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Very short, but nicely absurd experience.



My vote:

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The Shaft

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VampireWombat

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Re: MAGS July “Shocking” (VOTING)
« Reply #183 on: 15 Aug 2018, 00:32 »
I've finished all but one of the games now.

WELCOME TO NOD RIVER by Mandle
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Dunno what to say with it being just an intro. Shows promise though.


Stories of the unexpected: 'Until further notice' by Slasher
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I don't mind the anachronisms like some people did. Of course I had literally just been reading about Anachronism Stew on TvTropes before playing the game again to finish it...
Most of the puzzles were pretty easy to figure out. For some reason I thought opening the first safe would have something to do with all the dates mentioned on things. But after being told about the book, I realized I had to literally use the book on it.
The only puzzle that really confused me was using the hammer on the laser. I tried the mirror first since that's how so many things get past lasers. Then I tried the cds.


The Lightning Spell by Buckethead
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Short, but nicely done. The interactions with the maiden were fun. I like the setting and would have liked to see it used more.


The Shaft by Kastchey
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Had to watch the walkthrough to finish it, but I did finish it before the voting deadline.
The graphics are nice and the puzzles are well thought out. The ending did make it much more intriguing.


My vote goes to:
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The Lightning Spell. It just was the most fun to me and the setting appealed to me the most out of all of them.
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Re: MAGS July “Shocking” (VOTING)
« Reply #184 on: 16 Aug 2018, 04:29 »
Looks like The Shaft won. Congrats! Well-deserved and not surprising, especially as people posted their comments.


Re: MAGS July “Shocking” (VOTING)
« Reply #185 on: 16 Aug 2018, 05:16 »
Well done to The Shaft by Kastchey, the person with the most difficult to remember consonant cluster in their name.

You will be contacted soon about choosing a topic for September :-)

Mandle

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Re: MAGS July “Shocking” (VOTING)
« Reply #186 on: 16 Aug 2018, 05:21 »
Kastchey, the person with the most difficult to remember consonant cluster in their name.

I thought it was only me that had that problem!

Re: MAGS July “Shocking” (RESULT)
« Reply #187 on: 16 Aug 2018, 05:48 »
Kastchey, the person with the most difficult to remember consonant cluster in their name.

I thought it was only me that had that problem!
Haha. Nope. I always have to double and triple check it.

Re: MAGS July “Shocking” (RESULT)
« Reply #188 on: 16 Aug 2018, 17:28 »
Guys, I understand and I have modified my profile name for your convenience. I hope it helps.

Slasher

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Re: MAGS July “Shocking” (RESULT)
« Reply #189 on: 16 Aug 2018, 18:28 »
Very well done Kasctshtststcthsey (nod)

Keep on keeping on (laugh)

We want to see another game from you (nod)

DBoyWheeler

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Re: MAGS July “Shocking” (RESULT)
« Reply #190 on: 16 Aug 2018, 23:39 »
Congrats to Kastchey!

Mandle

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Re: MAGS July “Shocking” (RESULT)
« Reply #191 on: 17 Aug 2018, 04:49 »
Guys, I understand and I have modified my profile name for your convenience. I hope it helps.

OMG!!! (laugh)(laugh)(laugh)

Re: MAGS July “Shocking” (RESULT)
« Reply #192 on: 17 Aug 2018, 16:44 »
Thanks everyone! I certainly hadn't been expecting the responses I got. Those of you who are hoping for an extended version - I'll do my best not to disappoint!
Also, a very special thank you to those who commented and to the other entrants for a great competition.

As for the final bits of feedback I had not responded to earlier:

VampireWombat
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Thanks for giving it a try! I hope you mainly had to consult the walkthrough due to time constraint... but if not, feel free to let me know what in particular you had trouble with.


The Outer Zone:
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Thank you! Glad you enjoyed the game. If you care to elaborate on the items that you found hard to read, send me a pm. I'll gladly rework them for the cleaned-up post-MAGS version.
ALD was a collaboration project led, submitted and promoted by LostTrainDude (who had also provided the Vangelis-quality soundtrack :)), so I'm surprised you remembered I had my hand in it!


Blondbraid
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Thanks for playing! The wire cutters thing wasn't exactly an arbitrary solution, it was just me screwing up the two ways interactions for some items :-D I'm fixing that already.
As for the [hide]knife issue, it is possible to use other sharp objects to cut the chair after losing the knife. But you are not the first person thinking this was a dead end so I think I'll need to redesign it slightly, or add a hint for other interactions upon losing the knife.
Thank you for your comments! Constructive criticism helps a lot :)[/hide]

Slasher
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Well done for making a good game in the time we had ;)
Hah! Says who ;)

Re: MAGS July “Shocking” (RESULT)
« Reply #193 on: 24 Aug 2018, 12:12 »
@Kastchey - I forgot to write back. I mostly have problems reading the torn gloves and the harness. The scissors could be more clear as well. And the voltage tester.. that's a foreign object to me, so i guess its ok. But I think it would be more clear if the objects were not on a background with same texture and value. The color is fine (green on red) but its the same light tone.

Would be fun to see the game in a polished version :)

-Malte
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Re: MAGS July “Shocking” (RESULT)
« Reply #194 on: 24 Aug 2018, 12:16 »
Ok, great! These are the items other players complained about as well so the rest should hopefully fine. Thanks a million for the extra feedback.