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What was your favourite game of MAGS December

Santa and the Orphanage by Slasher
4 (22.2%)
The Goat Crone by The Outer Zone
6 (33.3%)
Cornelius Cat in: How the Cat Saved Christmas by Cat
8 (44.4%)

Total Members Voted: 18

Voting closed: 17 Jan 2019, 06:07

Author Topic: MAGS December "Christmas" (RESULT)  (Read 3302 times)

Re: MAGS December "Christmas" (OPEN)
« Reply #40 on: 31 Dec 2018, 13:51 »
I hope everyone had a great Christmas.

Unfortunately, I haven't been able to finish my game and I'm not going to be able to this time around.

Good luck to everyone who's still in the contest. I look forward to playing all your games.

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Re: MAGS December "Christmas" (OPEN)
« Reply #41 on: 31 Dec 2018, 21:23 »
Alas, I must drop out. 

Good luck to everyone who finished their games.

Re: MAGS December "Christmas" (OPEN)
« Reply #42 on: 31 Dec 2018, 21:38 »
I have a question before voting starts:

The topic for this month is "Christmas". But in the post it adds: "...Maybe to make it more interesting:  There are three choices of how to make your game".

I am not clear if those three choices are intended to be requirements for the competition or just some suggestions. The entries were all fun to play but part of my voting criteria is how closely the entry is related to the theme.

Thank you

Re: MAGS December "Christmas" (OPEN)
« Reply #43 on: 01 Jan 2019, 02:38 »
The contest is officially over. Thanks to everyone who took part, even if you didn’t quite manage to finish something. I have to wait until I’m in a better position time-wise in order to set up the voting, but please start playing the game and thinking about your favourite. Expect the poll some time in the next day.

@Shadow: Slasher or Mikeg May want to chime in but I would take those three points as mere prompts, based on the word ‘maybe’

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Re: MAGS December "Christmas" (OPEN)
« Reply #44 on: 01 Jan 2019, 06:21 »
Yes, it was a prompt towards choices of how to present the game...

But what is done is done ;)

Good luck to everyone...

Re: MAGS December "Christmas" (VOTING)
« Reply #45 on: 03 Jan 2019, 06:05 »
Voting for MAGS December is now open.
You'll have two weeks to choose your favourite.
Vote using the poll above.

Santa and the Orphanage by Slasher
The Goat Crone by The Outer Zone
Cornelius Cat in: How the Cat Saved Christmas by Cat
« Last Edit: 03 Jan 2019, 06:09 by Stupot »

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Re: MAGS December "Christmas" (VOTING)
« Reply #46 on: 03 Jan 2019, 10:41 »
Okay, got all three.  :-D

But <nitpick mode> why does clicking on the image zooms the picture instead of providing download link? I usually always click the image as it's easier than hitting the link...  (roll) </nitpick mode>

Good job everyone and I'm looking forward to try all entries.  (nod)
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Re: MAGS December "Christmas" (VOTING)
« Reply #47 on: 03 Jan 2019, 12:09 »
Great entries this month! I *really* enjoyed The Goat Crone, lovely pacing and logical puzzles. That ending was ace, an impressive amount of animations and polish in there too - another great game from The Outer Zone. How the Cat Saved Christmas was lovely, very charming :) I also enjoyed the amount of work that went into Santa and the Orphanage. Good work all!

Re: MAGS December "Christmas" (VOTING)
« Reply #48 on: 03 Jan 2019, 17:01 »
Here are my comments on the games:

Santa and the Orphanage by Slasher
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- Fit the theme well.
- I enjoyed the Christmas music!


The Goat Crone by The Outer Zone
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What really stands out about this game is the graphics and environment. It's more about the story and setting than about puzzles and that was done well. The theme was only a sidebar


Cornelius Cat in: How the Cat Saved Christmas by Cat
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Absolutely delightful! LOVABLE puppet characters! The idea is just so creative. The icicle puzzle was a lot of fun and also very creative. Completely about Christmas so it fits the theme well


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The Goat Crone. I feel that the graphics and mood that it sets are just so well done that it deserves it. It's not often that I feel so drawn into a game. That forest art is AWESOME!


Well done


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Re: MAGS December "Christmas" (VOTING)
« Reply #49 on: 03 Jan 2019, 20:12 »
Santa and the Orphanage by Slasher
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It was a cute game in typical Slasher style. The music and story and colourful graphics gave my nice Christmas vibes and it was fitting the given topic.
It thought it was funny that in this game the star of the tree was missing as well  :) .
I didn't quite like the automatic inventory, I think picking an inventory item yourself and using it on a hotspot adds interactivity. I was terrible at catching those falling items  :P


The Goat Crone by The Outer Zone
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The graphics, animations and atmosphere (very fitting background music) were outstanding. The setting and story were good, the puzzles average with the pond puzzle a nice addition.
I was disappointed by the ending. The MAGS topic was met only so-so.


My vote
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After playing The Goat Crone I didn't like being in this dark mood from the game and the unsatisfying ending, when it was actually Christmas. So I played Slasher's game again, just to get into a better mood.
That's why I voted for Santa and the Orphanage, because I enjoyed it better overall.

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Re: MAGS December "Christmas" (VOTING)
« Reply #50 on: 03 Jan 2019, 20:47 »
Cat

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Cat: I didn't quite like the automatic inventory, I think picking an inventory item yourself and using it on a hotspot adds interactivity.
Thought I would just try it...
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Re: MAGS December "Christmas" (VOTING)
« Reply #51 on: 05 Jan 2019, 09:20 »
Happy new year everyone.

Thanks for your kind comments everyone! I expect to make more games in the series this year.

I will play the other two games asap and leave my comments and my vote.

@Cat

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Yeah, my game does not exactly look like a Christmas game.. I had to implement the theme in a subtle way, as it had to fit the world of the game. I decided to go for my own version of the old Scandinavian heathen yule traditions instead. The game is a part of a series, so the ending might seem quite strange if you have not played Cyborg Seppuku - the first game. Thanks for your kind comments about the art and music :)

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Re: MAGS December "Christmas" (VOTING)
« Reply #52 on: 13 Jan 2019, 23:03 »
Wow. Playing Christmas games in January feels strange - but I enjoyed them nonetheless :D
Here are my thoughts.

Santa and the Orphanage by Slasher
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This game put me in a mood for Christmas.. even in January :D
Not a fan of the auto-items, but the game worked nonetheless.


Cornelius Cat in: How the Cat Saved Christmas by Cat
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Really charming little game. Good looking game and a great choice of using felt puppets
for a Christmas game.


My vote goes to:
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Cornelius Cat in: How the Cat Saved Christmas by Cat
The game was a nice little present wrapped in great looks, charming rhymes
and a feel good Christmas spirit.
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Re: MAGS December "Christmas" (VOTING)
« Reply #53 on: 14 Jan 2019, 22:03 »
My thoughts on the entries:

Santa and the Orphanage by Slasher
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It was a simple fun game, but the section outside the workshop at the end was incredibly laggy when I played and it took all the fun out of what would otherwise have been a good minigame.

The Goat Crone by The Outer Zone
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The game had a good story and great graphics alongside some good puzzles, but the Christmas theme was only a minor background element and the ending just felt like a random cliffhanger that made little sense unless you have played Cyborg Seppuku first.

Cornelius Cat in: How the Cat Saved Christmas by Cat
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Apart from some frustrating trial and error with the icicle puzzle, it was a really cute and wholesome game with a nice handcrafted look to everything.


I voted for:
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Cornelius Cat in: How the Cat Saved Christmas by Cat

Re: MAGS December "Christmas" (VOTING)
« Reply #54 on: 15 Jan 2019, 01:40 »
Thanks for the votes so far. Now’s The chance to get yours in if you haven’t so far.


Slightly different topic.
I’ll be opening up a MAGGIES thread as soon as we have a winner for December.
Does anyone have any suggestions/requests/problems with how we did it last year (if you can remember)? I’m thinking of maybe ditching the points system and just getting everyone to choose their top 3 in any order and counting the votes that way.

Cheers.

Re: MAGS December "Christmas" (VOTING)
« Reply #55 on: 17 Jan 2019, 21:57 »
Congratulations, cat!

Re: MAGS December "Christmas" (RESULT)
« Reply #56 on: 17 Jan 2019, 22:19 »
Voting is over and we have a winner.

Congratulations, Cat. And thanks for bringing Cornelius back.

Re: MAGS December "Christmas" (RESULT)
« Reply #57 on: 17 Jan 2019, 23:21 »
Congratulations cat!

Re: MAGS December "Christmas" (RESULT)
« Reply #58 on: 18 Jan 2019, 02:49 »
Congrats and well deserved!

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Re: MAGS December "Christmas" (RESULT)
« Reply #59 on: 18 Jan 2019, 05:54 »
Well done Cat... Great game  (nod)