Poll

What was your favourite game of MAGS April

TRAVELERS (Prototype) by LostTrainDude
6 (42.9%)
The Era-Gone Trail by Mandle
5 (35.7%)
Shamrock High School: Graduation by VampireWombat
2 (14.3%)
Heroes of Wyrdale by Jack
1 (7.1%)

Total Members Voted: 14

Voting closed: 15 May 2019, 05:54

Author Topic: MAGS April “End of an Era” (RESULT)  (Read 3725 times)

MAGS April “End of an Era” (RESULT)
« on: 01 Apr 2019, 01:15 »
Voting is over and we have a winner!

Congrats to LostTrainDude for his game, Travelers. Well done to you.

Commiserations to the other three, and an honorable mention to Mandle who was actually leading the votes until the day before voting closed.

TRAVELERS (Prototype)
by LostTrainDude
The Era-Gone Trail
by Mandle
Shamrock High School: Graduation
by VampireWombat
Heroes of Wyrdale
by Jack


Topic: End of an Era
Chosen by: Blondbraid and Cassiebsg
Deadline: April 30th

All things must come to an end. Whether it be the end of an historical era, a geological age or just the leadership of a local authority figure coming to a close in order to make room for something new, the topic of this month will be the end of an era.

Here are some pictures to give you some inspiration.




What is MAGS?

Started in 2001, MAGS is a competition for amateur adventure game makers. The idea is to create a game in under a month, following the rules set by the previous winner. It aims to help you work to a deadline, improve your skills, and provide a kick-start into making adventure games. Regardless of skill, MAGS is for everyone. Voting is based on "favourite" games, and not the most artistic, or the best coded. If you have bad art skills, use it as a chance to do some graphic work. If you're sub-standard at coding, use it as a chance to give scripting a go. Ultimately, people will vote for the most enjoyable entry.

Rules

Entering MAGS is simple. First, conceptualise your game following the month's criteria (see above). Second, create your game fuelled only by coffee. Finally, post your game in this thread, including:

* A working download link
* The title of your game
* A suitable in-game screenshot

At the end of the month, voting will begin, usually lasting for fourteen days and the winner chooses the next month’s theme.
« Last Edit: 15 May 2019, 07:35 by Stupot »

Re: MAGS April “End of an Era” (OPEN)
« Reply #1 on: 01 Apr 2019, 07:34 »
Epic! Well thought Blondbraid and Cassie, that's an awesome theme.

Re: MAGS April “End of an Era” (OPEN)
« Reply #2 on: 01 Apr 2019, 11:10 »
Epic! Well thought Blondbraid and Cassie, that's an awesome theme.
Thanks! I look forward to see what games you come up with this month!  :)

DBoyWheeler

  • Maverick Hunter D-Boy at your service!
    • I can help with proof reading
    • I can help with story design
    • I can help with voice acting
Re: MAGS April “End of an Era” (OPEN)
« Reply #3 on: 01 Apr 2019, 11:51 »
Cool.  Well, I got a lot going on right now, but good luck to all who enter.

For some reason, I'm kinda thinking of the final boss battle in Sonic Adventure 2.  (Now the song "Live & Learn" is going off in my head.)

But, anyway, good luck to all who enter this one.

cat

  • Mittens Baronet
    • cat worked on one or more games that won an AGS Award!
    •  
    • cat worked on one or more games that was nominated for an AGS Award!
Re: MAGS April “End of an Era” (OPEN)
« Reply #4 on: 01 Apr 2019, 11:59 »
With Brexit around, Erdogan's defeat at a communal election and the current Tenno about to abdicate, this topic really hits the zeitgeist.

I don't have time or energy to join this month, but I'm looking forward to play some great entries!

VampireWombat

  • Not a chupacabra
    • I can help with animation
    • I can help with backgrounds
    • I can help with characters
    • I can help with play testing
Re: MAGS April “End of an Era” (OPEN)
« Reply #5 on: 01 Apr 2019, 13:00 »
Huh, this is one of the first themes in awhile to not give me any ideas. Guess I'm more tired than I realized. If someone wants to team up, I can do graphics, some programming, and/or bounce around ideas and such.

Privateer Puddin'

  • Mittens Knight
  • bob
Re: MAGS April “End of an Era” (OPEN)
« Reply #6 on: 01 Apr 2019, 16:18 »
Maaaaaybe in. We'll see! I have to go on holiday later this week.

Re: MAGS April “End of an Era” (OPEN)
« Reply #7 on: 07 Apr 2019, 03:00 »
I don't know what most of these events are by just picture description (except the dinos), are eras limited to just those also?

Probably won't submit, but I usually check the themes just in case

Re: MAGS April “End of an Era” (OPEN)
« Reply #8 on: 07 Apr 2019, 10:16 »
I don't know what most of these events are by just picture description (except the dinos), are eras limited to just those also?

Probably won't submit, but I usually check the themes just in case
The pictures were just meant to be some inspiration, but you don't have to use them.

I want to clarify that anyone participating is free to interpret the theme however they wish,
and I hope to see all participant's different takes on it!
« Last Edit: 07 Apr 2019, 10:23 by Blondbraid »

VampireWombat

  • Not a chupacabra
    • I can help with animation
    • I can help with backgrounds
    • I can help with characters
    • I can help with play testing
Re: MAGS April “End of an Era” (OPEN)
« Reply #9 on: 07 Apr 2019, 13:24 »
Just to let people know, someone did contact me to help with a game. Not saying the name since that person hasn't posted in this thread. But it should be an interesting take on the theme.

And if someone is wanting to make a game, but can't do graphics, I can make some Maniac Mansion/TumbleWeed or DoTT/Sam And Max type graphics for you.

HanaIndiana

  • Rottwheelers
  • I like the games... the games that go click!
    • I can help with play testing
    • I can help with scripting
    • I can help with voice acting
    • HanaIndiana worked on one or more games that won an AGS Award!
    •  
    • HanaIndiana worked on one or more games that was nominated for an AGS Award!
Re: MAGS April “End of an Era” (OPEN)
« Reply #10 on: 07 Apr 2019, 21:38 »
I'm a solid maybe. I really like the theme, and I have an idea, so it's whether I have time this month to complete something playable. Good luck all!

Mandle

  • NO PIXEL LEFT BEHIND!!!
    • Mandle worked on one or more games that won an AGS Award!
    •  
    • Mandle worked on one or more games that was nominated for an AGS Award!
Re: MAGS April “End of an Era” (OPEN)
« Reply #11 on: 16 Apr 2019, 16:48 »
This theme dovetails with my real life so much that it's scary.

I'm shutting down the school I have worked at and run for the last 21 years by the end of this month.

Won't have time to join this MAGS most likely but... Very poignant theme nonetheless for me...

Cassiebsg

  • Cavefish
  • Fleeing the Cylon tyrrany...
    • Cassiebsg worked on one or more games that won an AGS Award!
    •  
    • Cassiebsg worked on one or more games that was nominated for an AGS Award!
Re: MAGS April “End of an Era” (OPEN)
« Reply #12 on: 16 Apr 2019, 16:58 »
Oh, that sounds so awful, Mandle.  :(
Wb anyway, we missed you!
There are those who believe that life here began out there...

Re: MAGS April “End of an Era” (OPEN)
« Reply #13 on: 16 Apr 2019, 17:30 »
How sad.  :~(

Anyway, I hope those participating will make good use of the theme!

Re: MAGS April “End of an Era” (OPEN)
« Reply #14 on: 16 Apr 2019, 19:41 »
So sorry to hear that, Mandle. You always talked a lot about your students and the school work so that it was obvious it was more than just another job for you but damn, 21 years...

Re: MAGS April “End of an Era” (OPEN)
« Reply #15 on: 17 Apr 2019, 13:45 »
Sorry to hear that, Mandle. :(

Re: MAGS April “End of an Era” (OPEN)
« Reply #16 on: 17 Apr 2019, 15:43 »
This theme dovetails with my real life so much that it's scary.

I'm shutting down the school I have worked at and run for the last 21 years by the end of this month.

Won't have time to join this MAGS most likely but... Very poignant theme nonetheless for me...

Oh man...best of luck in future endevours...

KyriakosCH

  • Alien spiral maker
    • I can help with backgrounds
    • I can help with story design
    • I can help with translating
Re: MAGS April “End of an Era” (OPEN)
« Reply #17 on: 17 Apr 2019, 21:03 »
Awesome theme, indeed!
Envy can ruin a man; try the Chrysalis... Read articles in my Patreon!

DBoyWheeler

  • Maverick Hunter D-Boy at your service!
    • I can help with proof reading
    • I can help with story design
    • I can help with voice acting
Re: MAGS April “End of an Era” (OPEN)
« Reply #18 on: 24 Apr 2019, 17:55 »
Why do I have the feeling we may not get many (if any) games this time around?

Again, I would've entered, but I'm focusing on another game (non-AGS here) right now.  That and real life is kinda getting in the way.

KyriakosCH

  • Alien spiral maker
    • I can help with backgrounds
    • I can help with story design
    • I can help with translating
Re: MAGS April “End of an Era” (OPEN)
« Reply #19 on: 24 Apr 2019, 23:43 »
Well, it is (orthodox) Easter this week-end, and i was way too tired from work to try anything...
Might still attempt something, cause i love the theme, but yes, sadly it isn't that likely i will be able to finish it on time :)
Envy can ruin a man; try the Chrysalis... Read articles in my Patreon!