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What is your favourite game of MAGS June?

Mamma Mia by fernewelten
8 (80%)
Goat Burn by VampireWombat
2 (20%)

Total Members Voted: 10

Voting closed: 15 Jul 2019, 06:58

Author Topic: MAGS JUNE "Little-known traditions" (RESULT)  (Read 1688 times)

VampireWombat

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Re: MAGS JUNE "Little-known traditions" (OPEN)
« Reply #20 on: 15 Jun 2019, 17:49 »
It's not technically a screenshot, but close enough.
The goat is still in a very rough stage, but at least it's no longer made up of barrels, a pinball machine, etc.
And the character sprite needs a little more tweaking...


Re: MAGS JUNE "Little-known traditions" (OPEN)
« Reply #21 on: 15 Jun 2019, 19:32 »
It's not technically a screenshot, but close enough.
The goat is still in a very rough stage, but at least it's no longer made up of barrels, a pinball machine, etc.
And the character sprite needs a little more tweaking...
You did a good job capturing the likeness of a Swedish police uniform!

VampireWombat

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Re: MAGS JUNE "Little-known traditions" (OPEN)
« Reply #22 on: 15 Jun 2019, 19:56 »
You did a good job capturing the likeness of a Swedish police uniform!
Thanks. I made sure to do plenty of research for clothes and such. Some versions will include the hats and/or neon vests.

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Re: MAGS JUNE "Little-known traditions" (OPEN)
« Reply #23 on: 27 Jun 2019, 14:22 »
So... Am I the only one making a game this month? Or is everyone just lurking and waiting until the last day to say anything?

Due to heat and other things, it looks like my game won't be as complex as planned. It looks like it's just going to be a one room adventure game.

Re: MAGS JUNE "Little-known traditions" (OPEN)
« Reply #24 on: 28 Jun 2019, 04:01 »
So... Am I the only one making a game this month?

Nope: I'm busy with a game, too.

Due to heat and other things, it looks like my game won't be as complex as planned.

Nearly the same. My game will just have two rooms of which one is a street. And it'll have to make do without any inventory puzzles, or any inventory at all for that matter.

I hope I'll have enough time until Sunday. I'm only now finding the time to draw my protagonist at last. He's only been a stick figure so far.

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Re: MAGS JUNE "Little-known traditions" (OPEN)
« Reply #25 on: 28 Jun 2019, 08:08 »
So... Am I the only one making a game this month?

Nope: I'm busy with a game, too.

Due to heat and other things, it looks like my game won't be as complex as planned.

Nearly the same. My game will just have two rooms of which one is a street. And it'll have to make do without any inventory puzzles, or any inventory at all for that matter.

I hope I'll have enough time until Sunday. I'm only now finding the time to draw my protagonist at last. He's only been a stick figure so far.

People have made whole games with Stick figures....
« Last Edit: 28 Jun 2019, 08:11 by Slasher »

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Re: MAGS JUNE "Little-known traditions" (OPEN)
« Reply #26 on: 28 Jun 2019, 08:09 »
Opps... mistake  (laugh)
« Last Edit: 28 Jun 2019, 08:12 by Slasher »

Re: MAGS JUNE "Little-known traditions" (OPEN)
« Reply #27 on: 28 Jun 2019, 09:03 »
No matter how long or short your entry is :D
There are memorable games out there that happen only inside one room and also games that have no inventory whatsoever, Lamplight City being a quite recent example!

As we're approaching the finish line I'd like to thank all of you who joined or expressed interest or simply took part in the discussion.

"We do not stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing."

VampireWombat

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Re: MAGS JUNE "Little-known traditions" (OPEN)
« Reply #28 on: 28 Jun 2019, 14:03 »
Nearly the same. My game will just have two rooms of which one is a street. And it'll have to make do without any inventory puzzles, or any inventory at all for that matter.

I hope I'll have enough time until Sunday. I'm only now finding the time to draw my protagonist at last. He's only been a stick figure so far.
Ah. I think my game is going to more or less be like that. It'll be borderline if it'll have anything that can be called puzzles either.

Unless the rules changed this month, you can use previous graphics. Or you could just simplify your character enough to ensure you can finish it in time. Maybe even keep it as a stick figure until you have everything else done.

Re: MAGS JUNE "Little-known traditions" (OPEN)
« Reply #29 on: 29 Jun 2019, 12:06 »
Unless the rules changed this month, you can use previous graphics.

Trouble is, I've only got rats yet.  Or a cat or a puppy. Using those would change the script too much. ;)

Or you could just simplify your character enough to ensure you can finish it in time.

So that's the way it'll go. I've managed to make just enough graphics to scrape by. The rest will remain a todo for Version 2 -- if there'll ever be a Version 2.

On to finishing Room 2 now!  :)
« Last Edit: 29 Jun 2019, 12:09 by fernewelten »

MAGS entry: "Mamma mia"
« Reply #30 on: 30 Jun 2019, 18:27 »
Hello everyone,

Now I can proudly present an entry to the current competition.

One of the strange quirks that Germans seem to have is their craving for ice cream whenever the sun shines brightly. This in itself isn't unusual, but you can see Germans even buy at the ice cream parlour in cold winter time when snow is lying in the streets (provided the sun is shining brightly).

This is more of an urban thing because traditionally, in rural areas the ice cream parlours close for the winter season. Those parlours are usually run by Italians in Germany, and Italians seemingly like to go visit their family for the Winter months. In big towns, the parlours are open all year.

This facet might also turn out to be the prejudiced view of some vocal foreigners that claim to have noticed it in Germany. Anyway, I thought this could be an inspiration for the current MAGS contest.

My game features a classic BASS interface, DIY voice-acting (if you want to hear what is said, then read the captions aloud :-D ) and some music, but unfortunately no inventory puzzles, nor an inventory at all for that matter.

Starring some Germans as well as an Italian.

Have fun playing.

I've found the deadline tight this time, so there are probably some bugs that haven't been squashed yet. Sorry about that.


Here's thedownload link: www.loquimur-online.de/ags/mamma-mia/mamma-mia.zip

Edit: Get the game via the AGS game directory; the download link above will shortly no longer work!
Game entry in the AGS game directory

Some spoilers for the puzzles below, after the break.

screenshot:


Spoilers:

General:

* My character is being very obtuse. I want him to do X, but he stubbornly tries Y, instead.
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Right mouse click, right mouse click, right mouse click! There's a good chance that Ego hasn't noticed something that you as a user have noticed, because Ego hasn't Examined it. Remember that your mouse also has a right mouse button!


Keypad:

* How do I swap keys?
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Let's say you want the 3 to go where the 7 is and the 7 to go where the 3 is. Solution: Click on the 3, the 7, the 3, in order.

It's elementary to swap the empty key with any of the others, of course: Just click on that respective other key.


* How do I approach the minigame?
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One way to do it:

First try to find what each of the columns and rows need to sum up to. Focus on each individual one without minding the respective others. If the sum is too low (high), swap higher (lower) numbers in. See the previous spoiler for swapping any two numbers.

Only when you have deduced all the exact sums, then swap keys around to try and balance each row/column.

Avoid trying the same combinations again and again: Try something different.

If you get the message that some key has stuck, then it is in the correct position; take this as a hint for finding where the others have to go to.


Ice cream parlour room:

* How do I approach the minigame?

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First find all the controls that activate the respective components.

How many components are there?
[spoiler]There is a Start-the-ramp-up button and then 5 different components to power up


If you can't find some control,
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 remember that some hotspot areas can be embedded in other hotspot areas. The footer line will tell you what area you hover over (BASS interface).


If the player character is too obtuse to use some contro when it is clicked,
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right-click on it to make him examine it, first.


When you have located all component controls and the Start-Ramp-Up control, have a pen and some paper ready. You need to find the sequence of controls to ramp up the machine.

Play a game of
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Simon Says
to do it. Specifically:
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1. The first control to hit is the Start-Rampup. You find it near the entrance, in the middle of the switchboard, if you examine (right-click) it.

2. Hit on any of the component controls next. If that works, you know know the second control of the sequence. Otherwise, restart the sequence by hitting Start-Rampup again and try another component as the second. You will eventually have found the second control of the sequence.

3. To find the third component of the sequence, start a sequence with the first two controls and then a random component. Repeat until you have found the third component that is correct.

Carry on in this way until you have found the complete sequence.


* How many steps are in the sequence?
Edit: This has changed:
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 The start-ramp-up button and then  6 5 steps. There are only 5 components, so (exactly) one of them is repeated.


* What do I do when I have clicked the last control?
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Don't do anything. After some seconds the game will continue.

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« Last Edit: Today at 01:02 by fernewelten »

VampireWombat

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Re: MAGS JUNE "Little-known traditions" (OPEN)
« Reply #31 on: 30 Jun 2019, 22:56 »
Based on the tradition suggested by Blondbraid. Gävle goat

Using the Sierra Template at a resolution much larger than it's meant for. Play as Roger trying to burn the Yule Goat, because I didn't get graphics for the player made.
Only barely tested. Probably has bugs.
Sneak and run have no practical usage in this version, just changing the movement speed.


« Last Edit: 30 Jun 2019, 23:07 by VampireWombat »

Re: MAGS JUNE "Little-known traditions" (OPEN)
« Reply #32 on: 30 Jun 2019, 23:00 »
Awesome! Two entries and it's not even midnight!  (laugh)
Congrats fernewelten and VampireWombat!

Are there any other last minute surprises in store from fellow AGSers?
"We do not stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing."

Re: MAGS JUNE "Little-known traditions" (OPEN)
« Reply #33 on: 01 Jul 2019, 01:19 »
Thanks for the entries folks. Good work.  I need a bit of time to set up the voting and stuff but I haven’t forgotten :-)

Re: MAGS JUNE "Little-known traditions" (VOTING)
« Reply #34 on: 01 Jul 2019, 07:00 »
Voting is open.
Please vote using the poll above.

It really is s pain to do this on my crappy phone so I’ll set up the nice tables in the next day when I can get to a computer. Until then you can see the poll at the top of the page. Get voting!

Re: MAGS JUNE "Little-known traditions" (VOTING)
« Reply #35 on: 02 Jul 2019, 17:51 »
I voted for
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Mama Mia. Lots of laughs, great idea and fun puzzles

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Re: MAGS JUNE "Little-known traditions" (VOTING)
« Reply #36 on: 02 Jul 2019, 20:59 »
The goat game crashed
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after distracting the guard with pizza, setting the goat on fire and walking around (what am I supposed to do now anyway?)

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Adventure Game Studio
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An error has occurred. Please contact the game author for support, as this is likely to be a scripting error and not a bug in AGS.
(ACI version 3.4.1.15)

in "room2.asc", line 84

Error: MoveCharacterStraight: specified character not in current room

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OK   
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VampireWombat

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Re: MAGS JUNE "Little-known traditions" (VOTING)
« Reply #37 on: 02 Jul 2019, 21:19 »
The goat game crashed
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That's pretty much all you do. At that point after a few seconds display messages should pop up and then have the quit gui pop up.
The crash probably came from some code I didn't fully dummy out from when there were going to be stealth elements in the game.

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Re: MAGS JUNE "Little-known traditions" (VOTING)
« Reply #38 on: 02 Jul 2019, 21:32 »
Regarding ice cream
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I found the keypad puzzle quite fun (although I didn't understand at first I could switch all keys, I thought I could only move neighbouring ones.)
But the machine puzzle - I figured out the order of 5 which is ok, it gets easier with every machine you find. But I don't enjoy playing this over again to find the 6th one that now could be practically any of them. More so, that I couldn't find any hints around, the order seems to be very random. Can someone give me a hint what the last one is?

Re: MAGS JUNE "Little-known traditions" (VOTING)
« Reply #39 on: 02 Jul 2019, 21:51 »
I had the same experience as Cat. I assumed it was pretty much game over so I didn't say anything.