Jibble

Poll

Which is your favourite MAGS game of October?

Paper Planes by Creamy
Desmond: The 'Thing' from Another World by Slasher

Voting closes: 15 Nov 2019, 11:06

Author Topic: MAGS October "Kids" (VOTING)  (Read 2459 times)

MAGS October "Kids" (VOTING)
« on: 01 Oct 2019, 04:36 »
Thanks for the entries for MAGS October.
Here they are for your voting pleasure.
Vote using the poll above.

Paper Planes
by Creamy
Desmond: The Thing from Another World
by Slasher

Topic: Kids
Chosen by cat, Marcin K and CaptainD
Deadline: October 31st

Make a game where children play an important role.
  • The player character can be a kid but doesn't have to be.
  • The game can be made for children or for adults.
  • It can be funny and lighthearted or dark and depressing, even horror is fine!




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: 01 Nov 2019, 11:08 by Stupot »

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 October "Kids" (OPEN)
« Reply #1 on: 01 Oct 2019, 09:55 »
Oh... love the theme already!  :-D
There are those who believe that life here began out there...

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 October "Kids" (OPEN)
« Reply #2 on: 01 Oct 2019, 14:11 »
Great, now the theme to the Pippi Longstocking movie is stuck in my head.

Since the turnout for last month was so low, I will consider making a game after all. Maybe I'll give another try at making a game based on 80s kid horror movies...

Okay, fine. So it was actually a song by The Black Ingvars. Which I have no clue the lyrics of due to not knowing Swedish...

Edit: Would it be okay to use the framing device I considered for May as long as everything else about the story is new?
« Last Edit: 01 Oct 2019, 14:45 by VampireWombat »

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 October "Kids" (OPEN)
« Reply #3 on: 02 Oct 2019, 07:19 »
Been having an awesome fun time today drawing out the street map of a certain little fictional town in Maine for my project: Being Pennywise.
« Last Edit: 02 Oct 2019, 07:58 by Mandle »

Slasher

  • slasher
    • I can help with AGS tutoring
    • Lifetime Achievement Award Winner
    • I can help with scripting
    • I can help with story design
    • Slasher worked on one or more games that won an AGS Award!
    •  
    • Slasher worked on one or more games that was nominated for an AGS Award!
Re: MAGS October "Kids" (OPEN)
« Reply #4 on: 02 Oct 2019, 10:54 »
I like kids... Couldn't eat more than 1 though  (laugh)

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 October "Kids" (OPEN)
« Reply #5 on: 02 Oct 2019, 11:39 »
I like kids... Couldn't eat more than 1 though  (laugh)

You'll float two!

Re: MAGS October "Kids" (OPEN)
« Reply #6 on: 02 Oct 2019, 13:42 »
Vampire Wombat - I can probably translate it for you if you tell me what song it is.

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 October "Kids" (OPEN)
« Reply #7 on: 02 Oct 2019, 14:00 »
So, the plan is to split up the game to have 3 different main stories in a different style. Due to watching Mom's Got a Date With a Vampire and My Mom's A Werewolf yesterday, the first story is going to be My Best Friend's A Werewolf.

Mandle - Ooo, an eldritch abomination simulator? Sounds fun.

heltenjon - Här Kommer Pippi Långstrump seems to be the full title. By Black Ingvars.
« Last Edit: 02 Oct 2019, 14:11 by VampireWombat »

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 October "Kids" (OPEN)
« Reply #8 on: 02 Oct 2019, 14:27 »
Maybe a possibility is a hero rescuing kids.  Oh the possibilities with this theme!

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 October "Kids" (OPEN)
« Reply #9 on: 02 Oct 2019, 16:55 »
Mandle - Ooo, an eldritch abomination simulator? Sounds fun.

Beep Beep, Vampy!!!

Re: MAGS October "Kids" (OPEN)
« Reply #10 on: 02 Oct 2019, 22:19 »
Here is the translation, VW:

Have you seen my monkey,
My beautiful cute little monkey
Have you seen Mr Nilson
Yes that is really his name
Have you seen my villa
My Villa Villekullevilla
Do you do you want to know
Why the villa is called that?
It’s because there lives Pippi Long Stockings,
Tjolahopp tjolahej tjolahoppsan-sa (basically nonsense words a la tralala)
There lives Pippi Long Stockings
Yes, there I actually live
It is not bad
I have (a) monkey, (a) horse and (a) villa
A bag full of money
Is also good to have
Come now, all friends
Everyone I know
Now we will have fun
Tjolahej etc.
Here comes Pippi Long Stockings
Tjolahopp etc.
Here comes Pippi Long Stockings
Here I really/actually come

(Pippi is the girl with red hair in the middle of the graphics presenting the theme in this thread.)

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 October "Kids" (OPEN)
« Reply #11 on: 02 Oct 2019, 22:51 »
I now have a basic idea for all but one of the stories. I'm leaning towards something sci fi, perhaps with an alien.

heltenjon: Thanks. They definitely don't sound as good in English. Which probably explains why the lyrics from the American movie are what's in my head.

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 October "Kids" (OPEN)
« Reply #12 on: 03 Oct 2019, 00:57 »
Wait, was Pippi Longstockings dubbed into English from German? I never realized when I was a kid I guess.

Slasher

  • slasher
    • I can help with AGS tutoring
    • Lifetime Achievement Award Winner
    • I can help with scripting
    • I can help with story design
    • Slasher worked on one or more games that won an AGS Award!
    •  
    • Slasher worked on one or more games that was nominated for an AGS Award!
Re: MAGS October "Kids" (OPEN)
« Reply #13 on: 03 Oct 2019, 06:43 »
I have an idea or two brewing  (roll)

I feel a musical coming on  (laugh)

VampireWombat: Sci fi? Alien?  Hope we don't clash  (laugh)

If I can spare a few days I may be able to enter this month...   (nod)
« Last Edit: 03 Oct 2019, 06:50 by Slasher »

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 October "Kids" (OPEN)
« Reply #14 on: 03 Oct 2019, 11:40 »
Actually, Pippi is Swedish, so more likely it was dubbed from Swedish to English.  ;)
There are those who believe that life here began out there...

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 October "Kids" (OPEN)
« Reply #15 on: 03 Oct 2019, 13:41 »
The American movie was my first exposure to Pippi Longstocking, since it came out when I was a kid. So no dubbing was required. Then at some later point I saw the tv series/movies made from the series. And a few weeks ago I watched the first episode of the animated series...

Slasher - Alien: The musical? Inspired by the diner scene from Spaceballs, perhaps?
And it's doubtful our ideas would clash unless yours are influenced by Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Goosebumps, The 90s Outer Limits, Spaced Invaders, Super 8, etc.

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 October "Kids" (OPEN)
« Reply #16 on: 03 Oct 2019, 14:05 »
Actually, Pippi is Swedish, so more likely it was dubbed from Swedish to English.  ;)

Well, obviously "heltenjon - Här Kommer Pippi Långstrump" printed clearly above is Swedish!

What kind of an idiot would mistake that for German?

What?

Slasher

  • slasher
    • I can help with AGS tutoring
    • Lifetime Achievement Award Winner
    • I can help with scripting
    • I can help with story design
    • Slasher worked on one or more games that won an AGS Award!
    •  
    • Slasher worked on one or more games that was nominated for an AGS Award!
Re: MAGS October "Kids" (OPEN)
« Reply #17 on: 04 Oct 2019, 08:44 »
Mandle: Someone who does not know Swedish or German  (laugh)

Anyhow, my entry is underway and it includes my granddaughter  (laugh)

"It was a hot summers evening and the stars were very bright.
So bright that nobody noticed streaks of light flying across the night sky.
Peter and Cathy are out playing as they often are, oblivious to what was just about to occur.".

DESMOND



« Last Edit: 04 Oct 2019, 08:49 by Slasher »

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 October "Kids" (OPEN)
« Reply #18 on: 04 Oct 2019, 14:21 »
To make sure I don't run out of time again, I'm going to be making the game with dummy graphics before importing any of my own. So I will start programming today.

Slasher - The alien is named Desmond? And it sings and dances? I'm now imagining a mix of aliens from Chewy: Escape From F5, Cosmo's Cosmic Adventure with E.T. and the chestburster from Spaceballs.

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 October "Kids" (OPEN)
« Reply #19 on: 04 Oct 2019, 14:47 »
Slasher - The alien is named Desmond? And it sings and dances? I'm now imagining a mix of aliens from Chewy: Escape From F5, Cosmo's Cosmic Adventure with E.T. and the chestburster from Spaceballs.

Argh!!! Reference level has passed 8999!!! I canna hold her, Colonel!!! I'm disolving... DIIISSOOOLLVVIIING!!!