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What was your favourite game of MAGS June?

Groundhog by Slasher
2 (15.4%)
To the Mountains of Madness by Mandle
0 (0%)
Ice in the Air by Cassiebsg
1 (7.7%)
Comet Collision by VampireWombat
1 (7.7%)
Don't Ice your Cool by Hobo
9 (69.2%)

Total Members Voted: 13

Voting closed: 16 Jul 2018, 00:16

Author Topic: MAGS June "Ice" (RESULTS)  (Read 17656 times)

Cassiebsg

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Re: MAGS June "Ice" (VOTE)
« Reply #120 on: 16 Jul 2018, 23:41 »
Congrats Hobo. Was a little neat game you made there. (nod)

The problem is that I tried,
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but I couldn't light the fire even after putting the paper in the bonfire.


@Blondbraid
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Did you got the match out of the box and lit it? Or were you just throwing the box or the unlit match at the bonfire?
Cause I have tested it and it's working just fine as intended.

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Re: MAGS June "Ice" (VOTE)
« Reply #121 on: 17 Jul 2018, 19:18 »
Congrats Hobo. Was a little neat game you made there. (nod)

The problem is that I tried,
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but I couldn't light the fire even after putting the paper in the bonfire.


@Blondbraid
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Did you got the match out of the box and lit it? Or were you just throwing the box or the unlit match at the bonfire?
Cause I have tested it and it's working just fine as intended.

Aw, I didn't realize I could do that. :( I'll try it when I get back home again.


Cassiebsg

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Re: MAGS June "Ice" (RESULTS)
« Reply #122 on: 17 Jul 2018, 20:15 »
What would have been a decent clue there? I thought I had given enough, but guess not.
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Mandle

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Re: MAGS June "Ice" (RESULTS)
« Reply #123 on: 18 Jul 2018, 01:04 »
What would have been a decent clue there? I thought I had given enough, but guess not.

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I don't remember exactly how the mechanic worked to take out a match from the box but I do remember that I stumbled upon it by accident and it surprised me at the time.

Whether or not I would have found it later, either on purpose or again by accident, I can't say.

Cassiebsg

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Re: MAGS June "Ice" (RESULTS)
« Reply #124 on: 18 Jul 2018, 02:21 »
It's a two click BASS standard... so right click in inventory (if not holding anything) will look/interact with the object.
Is the help not helpful enough?
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When in inventory: (...) Right click to drop or use an item.
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Mandle

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Re: MAGS June "Ice" (RESULTS)
« Reply #125 on: 18 Jul 2018, 08:56 »
It's a two click BASS standard... so right click in inventory (if not holding anything) will look/interact with the object.
Is the help not helpful enough?
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When in inventory: (...) Right click to drop or use an item.

Ahhh, so it was right click that did it. That's easy enough!

Having not played Beneath A Steel Sky until having joined AGS, and then only once, and not being an A-grade-student of well-known user interfaces I might be a good example of why this kind of interaction could be unknown or surprising to a player.

Also, I didn't read the help guide I guess... Most players won't though... Pretty much why games these days have a dumbed-down tutorial level at the start just to teach the player the controls... Mostly not possible in a MAGS of course...

Maybe just a big flashing warning at the start saying "YOUR MOUSE ALSO HAS A RIGHT BUTTON!!!" (laugh)

Cassiebsg

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Re: MAGS June "Ice" (RESULTS)
« Reply #126 on: 18 Jul 2018, 10:18 »
Oh right, maybe they didn't even find the "hidden" buttons. (laugh)
Okay, next time I'll make the GUI visible from the start, which might have been my idea all along but then forgot. (roll)
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Re: MAGS June "Ice" (RESULTS)
« Reply #127 on: 07 Aug 2018, 14:58 »
A bit late to the party, but I just recently had time to play all the games. I thought I'd leave my comments here nonetheless:

Groundhog by Slasher:
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It took me quite some time to see the pattern in the answers, I have to admit. It got annoying pretty soon having to redo all stuff just for one answer. I'd have preferred being able to ask let's say three different subjects until she became annoyed and we have to start over. Not one of my favourite Slasher games (because I usually enjoy them).

To the Mountains of Madness by Mandle
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I picked my favourite characters and found the hidden exit button - I guess that counts as a win? (laugh)

Ice in the Air by Cassiebsg
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Nice game, although a bit buggy. I was missing a reason why I would follow the recipe.

Comet Collision by VampireWombat
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It was fun and made me chuckle a few times. Gotta love the tree-top-shelters (laugh)

Don't Ice your Cool by Hobo
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Great graphics and animations although some of the puzzle solutions were a bit weird.


Beware that this is all based on the most recent version of the games which probably differ a bit from the MAGS version.

If I were able to vote, I'd go for
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either Don't Ice your Cool or Comet Collision

Cassiebsg

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Re: MAGS June "Ice" (RESULTS)
« Reply #128 on: 07 Aug 2018, 15:47 »
The reason was "Why not? Got nothing else to do anyway, might as well see what it does..." ;)
What bugs did you encounter?
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Re: MAGS June "Ice" (RESULTS)
« Reply #129 on: 07 Aug 2018, 20:08 »
Yeah, later on I thought so, but a comment like "I got nothing to do, let's try this" would have helped.

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I think I had to add some items multiple times (maybe I've also picked them up multiple times? Can't remember) Anyway, nothing serious.

Cassiebsg

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Re: MAGS June "Ice" (RESULTS)
« Reply #130 on: 07 Aug 2018, 20:26 »
Uhm. I'll check if any item can be picked up multiple times. Thought I had made it not to, but maybe I slipped... (roll)
Sure, I can add that to the next version, if I find that bug(s) and upload a new version.
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