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MAGS August “Huts or Hats” (OPEN)
« on: 01 Aug 2019, 00:59 »
Title: Huts or Hats
Chosen by: Fernewelten.

Specifications:
This month, your game must feature at least 6 huts. Or at least 6 hats. Or a motley mixture of huts and hats; that's fine as long as there are at least 6 of them in all. The huts or hats needn't be all different and they needn't be all identical, but they can if you want them to be.

Don't take the words too literally: If some or all of the huts turn out to be doggy shacks or some of the hats to be oriental turbans, that's perfectly okay.

Happy game writing.

imsomnia212

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Re: MAGS August “Huts or Hats” (OPEN)
« Reply #1 on: 01 Aug 2019, 04:49 »
I think it's in the wrong board   (laugh)
Are u a tuna?

Re: MAGS August “Huts or Hats” (OPEN)
« Reply #2 on: 01 Aug 2019, 06:11 »
Yes it is. Damn.
Hopefully a kind moderator can move it to its correct location.

VampireWombat

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Re: MAGS August “Huts or Hats” (OPEN)
« Reply #3 on: 01 Aug 2019, 14:32 »
But what about Hutts?

Re: MAGS August “Huts or Hats” (OPEN)
« Reply #4 on: 01 Aug 2019, 18:28 »
But what about Hutts?

If you mean the Australian river, that might be the ideal place to place fisherman's huts next to!  8-)
Or perhaps organize a rubber duck race, only with hats instead of ducks floating down the water.


A hatted fisherman before a fisherman's hut
Attribution

Here's yet another Hutt I found in the Urban Dictionary. Don't know, perhaps have the “skanky, trashy girls” partying in huts and don cowboy hats as the newest fashion accessory?
« Last Edit: 02 Aug 2019, 00:27 by fernewelten »

VampireWombat

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Re: MAGS August “Huts or Hats” (OPEN)
« Reply #5 on: 01 Aug 2019, 18:34 »
If you mean the Australian rivers, that might be the ideal place to place fisherman's huts next to!  8-)
Or perhaps organize a rubber duck race, only with hats instead of ducks floating down the water.
No, I meant the large slug like aliens from Star Wars, like Jabba the Hutt. But I was mostly joking. The closest I'd come to anything like Hutts would be parody like in Spaceballs with Pizza The Hut.

Re: MAGS August “Huts or Hats” (OPEN)
« Reply #6 on: 01 Aug 2019, 19:45 »
Well, a hut is a hut, and that comprises Pizza Huts and Pizza The Huts. (Those specifically and exactly might raise trademark concerns, but never mind that.)

What about a hatted hut?
« Last Edit: 01 Aug 2019, 20:03 by fernewelten »

Additional inspiration
« Reply #7 on: 01 Aug 2019, 20:13 »
Here are some proverbs concerning huts
and here are some about hats.
And also there is, of course, the Texan idiom “all hat, no cattle” about braggards.
« Last Edit: 01 Aug 2019, 20:16 by fernewelten »

VampireWombat

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Re: MAGS August “Huts or Hats” (OPEN)
« Reply #8 on: 01 Aug 2019, 20:44 »
Huh, I've lived in Texas all but 1 year of my life and never heard that idiom. I wonder if that's an actual thing or if it's like when the movie Diary of the Dead tried to use the phrase "Don't Mess With Texas" to mean something other than a anti-littering slogan, similar to "Give a hoot, don't pollute."

Someone could make a "Where's Waldo/Wally" type game with randomization of where he's hidden and using hats and huts at different locations.
« Last Edit: 01 Aug 2019, 21:01 by VampireWombat »

Come join the fun!
« Reply #9 on: 01 Aug 2019, 21:15 »
Hello, readers of “Completed Game Announcements”,

we're temporarily here due to an unfortunate mistake and awaiting our relocation, but since you're reading this anyway, why not join the fun?  ;-D
Come on, you've always wanted to do this, haven't you?

To quote the Contest Rules:
“Entering MAGS is simple. First, conceptualise your game following the month's criteria. 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.”
Using prior artwork is allowed!

You've still got the whole month to attain your immortality as a game author!
« Last Edit: 02 Aug 2019, 00:33 by fernewelten »

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Re: MAGS August “Huts or Hats” (OPEN)
« Reply #10 on: 01 Aug 2019, 22:33 »
Huh, I've lived in Texas all but 1 year of my life and never heard that idiom.
You've never heard "all hat, no cattle"? I don't think it's specifically a Texan idiom. US politicians love it for some reason.
Is perchance this theme inspired by "Mein Hut, der hat drei Ecken"...?
Still waiting for Purity of the Surf II

Re: MAGS August “Huts or Hats” (OPEN)
« Reply #11 on: 01 Aug 2019, 23:06 »
Is perchance this theme inspired by "Mein Hut, der hat drei Ecken"...?

Feel free to make a game with 6 hats having a total of 18 corners, even though, you know, roundish hats might be easier to draw! ;)


Three important-looking pirates having hats with three corners (more or less) each.
« Last Edit: 02 Aug 2019, 01:08 by fernewelten »

Re: MAGS August “Huts or Hats” (OPEN)
« Reply #12 on: 01 Aug 2019, 23:25 »
Might be lumberjack's huts so the lumberjacks could wear lumberjack's hats, so that would take care of huts and hats at the same time.


“Oh Bevis! I thought you were so rugged!”

« Last Edit: 01 Aug 2019, 23:38 by fernewelten »

Re: MAGS August “Huts or Hats” (OPEN)
« Reply #13 on: 02 Aug 2019, 21:47 »
I think it's in the wrong board   (laugh)

Now it's in the right one! Welcome, readers of “Competitions & Activities”: Come in droves and join this month's game writing jam!

VampireWombat

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Re: MAGS August “Huts or Hats” (OPEN)
« Reply #14 on: 04 Aug 2019, 20:58 »
So, no one's actually interested in the theme this month?

I'll be starting work on my game tomorrow (have to finish my entry for July first). It looks like I'll be making a Massimo and Twitch game that starts in Media Res. If only had a clue who/what they're running from and why...

Re: MAGS August “Huts or Hats” (OPEN)
« Reply #15 on: 05 Aug 2019, 02:26 »
I have some spare time and an interesting idea for a game concept that I would like to explore.

I need help with writing/creative thinking and art.

For art, I need:
  • 6 different hats.
  • 6 characters, the characters can, but don't have to, be face only drawings.
  • A single background.

For writing, I need 6 short stories each having the length of 5-10 sentences .
  • I will code the game mechanic.

If you are interested, send me a private message and I will reply with full details of the concept. Don't want to publish spoilers for a non existing game yet  :-D

cat

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Re: MAGS August “Huts or Hats” (OPEN)
« Reply #16 on: 07 Aug 2019, 08:57 »
I was thinking about making an English learning game for my toddler. But I will need the help of an English native speaker (preferably British, think Peppa Pig) to record a few lines for it. It won't be a lot and I'd do all the post processing.

VampireWombat

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Re: MAGS August “Huts or Hats” (OPEN)
« Reply #17 on: 07 Aug 2019, 14:55 »
Aww, guess I can't help then. Sure, I don't have a "Texas accent", but most definitely not British. But if you ever need video/still images of a Hunchback puppet that looks like a cross between Igor from Young Frankenstein and the Toxic Crusader, let me know...
(I blame watching UHF last week for me thinking that Eyegore Hunchback would be a good children's learning host.)
« Last Edit: 07 Aug 2019, 15:12 by VampireWombat »

cat

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Re: MAGS August “Huts or Hats” (OPEN)
« Reply #18 on: 08 Aug 2019, 08:12 »
Thanks for the offer, but I want kids to learn something, not scare them with hunchbacks  :-D

VampireWombat

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Re: MAGS August “Huts or Hats” (OPEN)
« Reply #19 on: 08 Aug 2019, 13:52 »
Are kids scared by the monsters and the Count from Sesame Street?
When I last had a booth at the local Con a couple of years ago, I took Eyegore with me on the second day and not a single kid seemed scared. The closest was being shy.

But back on topic... Yesterday I figured out what Massimo and Twitch will be hiding from, and hopefully it'll be an interesting surprise. Now to figure out an overall plot for the game...

Re: MAGS August “Huts or Hats” (OPEN)
« Reply #20 on: 08 Aug 2019, 18:45 »
After spending so much time making a full length game, it's now time for a break and a little distraction.
Low Resolution, many hats, maybe some huts and a pirate-ish setting. The first background is drawn, so are some animations.
Let's see, but I think you can count me in.  :)

VampireWombat

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Re: MAGS August “Huts or Hats” (OPEN)
« Reply #21 on: 17 Aug 2019, 15:55 »
Only 2 weeks to go. How's everyone doing?

Tomorrow or Monday I should have parts for Massimo and Twitch finished enough to import into Spriter Pro to do walking animations. I have 2 backgrounds mostly finished (might add some details later). I also have the base programming and graphics for a cellphone gui completed. But I still only have a vaguely idea for the main storyline...

Re: MAGS August “Huts or Hats” (OPEN)
« Reply #22 on: 20 Aug 2019, 08:57 »
Two backgrounds are (mostly) finished, three to go... Walking animations for the player character are done, I have two npc-sprites (not animated). I still have to draw two or three more npc's. And I still have no talking animations. The inventory gui is nearly finished, and I've written the "storyline". But there are still many little things to do, sprites for inventory items, objects, etc... And the programming of course  ;)
I'm not sure if I can make it in time, but I'm trying. It's gonna be a wild ride.

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Re: MAGS August “Huts or Hats” (OPEN)
« Reply #23 on: 20 Aug 2019, 09:38 »
I'm having problems getting the voice lines done. The voice actor I had contacted had some problems with the recording setup and doesn't have time anymore.

Is there any English native speaker who can record a few lines today? You can record it all in once go, shouldn't take more than a few minutes. I'm running out of time because of personal reasons the game has to be finished on Friday.

VampireWombat, would you like to give it a try? Anyone else?

VampireWombat

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Re: MAGS August “Huts or Hats” (OPEN)
« Reply #24 on: 20 Aug 2019, 13:54 »
Yesterday I watched episodes of Darkwing Duck and figured out more of the storyline. Still have to connect some dots, but at least I have a beginning, some kind of end, and some middle.

@ Flugeldufel  You don't have to do talking animations. I'd personally focus on everything else first and only do them if you know for sure you have time.

@ cat Sorry, but I have a sore throat and am hoarse today.

Re: MAGS August “Huts or Hats” (OPEN)
« Reply #25 on: 20 Aug 2019, 17:20 »
Cat, how particular are you about sound quality? If you like I can have a go at the lines using either my phone or my Mac’s inbuilt microphone. I don’t have anything proper though.

cat

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Re: MAGS August “Huts or Hats” (OPEN)
« Reply #26 on: 20 Aug 2019, 20:25 »
In the end, it luckily worked out and I got the recorded lines!
Will finish the game in time  :)

Re: MAGS August “Huts or Hats” (OPEN)
« Reply #27 on: 20 Aug 2019, 23:22 »
Hooray! 😃

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Re: MAGS August “Huts or Hats” (OPEN)
« Reply #28 on: Yesterday at 00:37 »
Cat, how particular are you about sound quality? If you like I can have a go at the lines using either my phone or my Mac’s inbuilt microphone. I don’t have anything proper though.

For future reference, something I learned from Mark (Mods) is to throw a towel over your head and record the lines under it. It improves the recording quality 1000%. Not quite studio quality, but close enough for such a cheap fix!

And Douglas Adams would be chuffed to know there's further proof that a towel is the most useful object in the universe.