Poll

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 2468 times)

Re: MAGS December "Christmas" (OPEN)
« Reply #20 on: 12 Dec 2018, 15:23 »
I like that background, The Outer Zone. Good stuff  :)


I'm also on track. I might even have time to add a couple of extra puzzles to my game (which is currently very short). I may post my backgrounds later, when I'm home.

Cassiebsg

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Re: MAGS December "Christmas" (OPEN)
« Reply #21 on: 12 Dec 2018, 17:36 »
I'm "dropping" out, as I won't be able to make the BGs and characters before going on vacation.  :-\

But I won't leave empty handed... here's the player character:
There are those who believe that life here began out there...

Re: MAGS December "Christmas" (OPEN)
« Reply #22 on: 13 Dec 2018, 15:36 »
Here's one of my backgrounds - the school staff room.



Slasher

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Re: MAGS December "Christmas" (OPEN)
« Reply #23 on: 16 Dec 2018, 10:55 »
Santa and the orphanage

"Mayor, Ebeneezer Grinch has cut Christmas funding for the Wayward children's Orphanage and so they are relying on public donations. Santa said he would be more than happy to give the children presents and Christmas dinner this year, much to the dismay of Mayor, Ebeneezer Grinch. So, Mayor Grinch has sent his henchmen to Santa's workshop to ruin the orphanage's Christmas!"

2 click interface.

http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/2311/





http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/2311/

Ho ho ho

Please PM of any issues..


« Last Edit: 16 Dec 2018, 11:51 by Slasher »

Re: MAGS December "Christmas" (OPEN)
« Reply #24 on: 19 Dec 2018, 00:28 »
Sad to hear people are dropping out.. but I totally understand. Making a game in December is pretty tough  8-0
I'm struggling to get done before the holidays myself. But I think I'll just make it  :)

Here are my character portraits:


Alma - the player character.


Papa
The Outer Zone - Strange narrative games and illustrated books.
http://the-outer-zone.blogspot.com/

VampireWombat

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Re: MAGS December "Christmas" (OPEN)
« Reply #25 on: 19 Dec 2018, 12:44 »
I've resisted the urge to drop out by changing to something hopefully more fun. I have most of the story planned out and most of the base code for the verb coin figured out.
I will be attempting a Massimo and Twitch game again. I'm going with a DoTT/Sam and Max style and using a context sensitive verb coin built upon the BASS template.
Santa is missing and elves hire Massimo to find him. Twitch joins along because he has nothing better to do. I'll try to have more to share in the next couple of days.

Re: MAGS December "Christmas" (OPEN)
« Reply #26 on: 19 Dec 2018, 19:27 »
My game might be released tomorrow if everything goes well.. maybe the day after.. but hopefully before Christmas.

By the way, I am doing this game full time. I got some money for artistic development, so I spent it on this game.
So actually spend 15 work days on it, and not just doing it on the side.
The Outer Zone - Strange narrative games and illustrated books.
http://the-outer-zone.blogspot.com/

cat

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Re: MAGS December "Christmas" (OPEN)
« Reply #27 on: 19 Dec 2018, 20:02 »
Lucky you! Besides work and a very active toddler it's difficult to find time for working on the game. Let's see how much I can get done.

Re: MAGS December "Christmas" (OPEN)
« Reply #28 on: 23 Dec 2018, 14:07 »
Here is my entry:

The Goat Crone
An occult Christmas tale of family love and dark rituals.

Get it here:
https://theouterzone.itch.io/the-goat-crone








Alma has to prepare the yule ham while her father is out in the forest.
But the nightmarish myth of The Goat Crone haunts her and her baby brother.



Feedback is much appreciated.
I will probably make a new version in the coming year.
Enjoy  :)


The Outer Zone - Strange narrative games and illustrated books.
http://the-outer-zone.blogspot.com/

VampireWombat

  • Not a chupacabra
    • I can help with animation
    • I can help with backgrounds
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    • I can help with play testing
Re: MAGS December "Christmas" (OPEN)
« Reply #29 on: 23 Dec 2018, 14:55 »
Nice. Congratulations on finishing.

I was hoping to have a version complete before Christmas, but doesn't look like that's happening. But I might be able to share some images later today or sometime tomorrow.

Re: MAGS December "Christmas" (OPEN)
« Reply #30 on: 23 Dec 2018, 18:46 »
Nice one, Slasher and The Outer Zone. I look forward to playing your games soon.

I haven't been able to work on mine for the past week, annoyingly, but I'll have it ready before the month's up.

Re: MAGS December "Christmas" (OPEN)
« Reply #31 on: 23 Dec 2018, 19:27 »
Hey The Outer Zone,

I just started playing The Goat Crone and was enjoying it, but the game crashed on me. Here's what I did to cause it, along with the error report that followed:

Spoiler: ShowHide
I had just escaped through the secret passage in the cliff face when I clicked on the bushes to try heading back.

The message said: "Error: prepare_script: error-18 (no such function in script). Trying to run hBushes_Interact (Room 4)."

Maybe you just never clicked the ellipsis in the property grid to link up with your code for interacting with the bushes?


I'll give full feedback once I've finished the game.
« Last Edit: 23 Dec 2018, 22:04 by Kini »

cat

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Re: MAGS December "Christmas" (OPEN)
« Reply #32 on: 23 Dec 2018, 21:27 »
I was hoping to have a version complete before Christmas, but doesn't look like that's happening. But I might be able to share some images later today or sometime tomorrow.

Same here. My game is playable from start to finish but it is sadly not in a state where I want to release it. Rest assured, though, that I will release something before the month is over!

Re: MAGS December "Christmas" (OPEN)
« Reply #33 on: 23 Dec 2018, 23:43 »
Here is my entry:

The Goat Crone
An occult Christmas tale of family love and dark rituals.

Get it here:
https://theouterzone.itch.io/the-goat-crone


Alma has to prepare the yule ham while her father is out in the forest.
But the nightmarish myth of The Goat Crone haunts her and her baby brother.



Feedback is much appreciated.
I will probably make a new version in the coming year.
Enjoy  :)



WOW! I was REALLY enjoying this game. The graphics and environment are OUTSTANDING! Unfortunately, it crashed and the game was over. :(

Here's the error I encountered:
error -18
hBushes_Interact in Room 4

I hope you can solve this! I'm willing to try again...



Re: MAGS December "Christmas" (OPEN)
« Reply #34 on: 24 Dec 2018, 00:24 »
@Kini and @Shadow1000: thank you so much for writing about that crash!! It should be fixed now.
And thanks for all your kind words  :)
The Outer Zone - Strange narrative games and illustrated books.
http://the-outer-zone.blogspot.com/

VampireWombat

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Re: MAGS December "Christmas" (OPEN)
« Reply #35 on: 24 Dec 2018, 14:34 »
I may make some refinements if I have the time, but here's a preview of Massimo outside of his office.


Re: MAGS December "Christmas" (OPEN)
« Reply #36 on: 24 Dec 2018, 18:09 »

An italian mouse, VampireWombat?  :-D

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VampireWombat

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Re: MAGS December "Christmas" (OPEN)
« Reply #37 on: 24 Dec 2018, 18:27 »
Italian American anyway.

VampireWombat

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    • I can help with play testing
Re: MAGS December "Christmas" (OPEN)
« Reply #38 on: 29 Dec 2018, 20:57 »
Sadly, I've realized there's simply not enough time to make my game as wanted. So I'm having to cut out several things. I should be able to finish any remaining backgrounds and sprites tomorrow. Most likely the only animation will be walkcycles for Twitch and Massimo. I also won't be able to take full advantage of the context sensitive interface, but I will still be leaving it in.

How's everyone else's games going?

cat

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Re: MAGS December "Christmas" (OPEN)
« Reply #39 on: 29 Dec 2018, 22:09 »
AGS Puppet Theatre proudly presents

Cornelius Cat in: How the Cat Saved Christmas



Someone was naughty and stole the Christmas decoration! Now it is up to Cornelius and Mortimer to bring it back and save Christmas.

Meet old and new characters, enjoy Dr. Seuss style rhymes and solve festive puzzles in a cotton wool landscape.

F5 to save
F6 to restore
Ctrl+q to quit


Download here


The game is a sequel to Cornelius Cat in: The Uncontrollable Pest. However, the games are independent and you don't have to play one to enjoy the other (although you are highly encouraged to try it if you enjoy this game :))


Most of the assets were newly created for this MAGS, only the characters and the stage frame (in a modified version) were reused.
Oh, and in case you are wondering: The pie was baked from cookie dough and the icicles were made from a PET bottle ;)


I hope you all had a great holiday!
« Last Edit: 31 Dec 2018, 08:39 by cat »