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What is your favourite game of MAGS July?

Distance No Object by Slasher
6 (66.7%)
This is the Way by KryiakosCH
3 (33.3%)

Total Members Voted: 9

Voting closed: 17 Aug 2020, 11:05

Author Topic: MAGS July "Distance" (Winner: Slasher)  (Read 4409 times)

MAGS July "Distance" (Winner: Slasher)
« on: 01 Jul 2020, 02:29 »
Two games this month, thanks to Slasher and KyriakosCH.

Please vote using the poll at the top of the page.

Distance No Object
by Slasher
https://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/2457-distance-no-object


This is the Way
by KyriakosCH
https://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/2460-this-is-the-way/


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Welcome to MAGS July.  Who will go the extra mile to finish a game this month? If you're reading this, I know you're gonna go far. The theme is:
Distance
Provided byIntense Degree
Deadline July 31st

It could be huge or tiny…



It might be the problem or obstacle…



Or you might need to put some of it behind you…



Maybe it needs to be calculated or measured…



Maybe it’s something else that’s in the distance…



Or maybe there is a different application entirely…





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, conceptualize 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.


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« Last Edit: 29 Sep 2020, 06:25 by Gilbert »

Fitz

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Re: MAGS July "Distance" (OPEN)
« Reply #1 on: 01 Jul 2020, 09:52 »

Maybe it needs to be calculated or measured…




Oh damn, that one sent my brain into overdrive! I've been busy doing some geometry trickery in pure HTML/CSS, culminating in creating a rough 3D sphere - and now you got me wondering if the same would be possible in AGS. Not just code-wise. I'm more concerned about my CPU/GPU not going ablaze from the effort (laugh) I'm not promising anything, and even if I do make something it's most likely not going to be a game - but the idea's been planted 8-0

Slasher

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Re: MAGS July "Distance" (OPEN)
« Reply #2 on: 01 Jul 2020, 11:55 »
Count me in at a distance  (laugh)

PlayPretend

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Re: MAGS July "Distance" (OPEN)
« Reply #3 on: 01 Jul 2020, 13:26 »
I don't know if I'll have time, back at work even as the U.S. gets swamped with COVID. :/ But I just had a really interesting idea for this that I'm going to explore and see if I can make a good game out of it.

VampireWombat

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Re: MAGS July "Distance" (OPEN)
« Reply #4 on: 01 Jul 2020, 14:08 »
Maybe I can think of an idea that I can actually execute. Currently the theme has made me think scifi, though.

Joseph DiPerla

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Re: MAGS July "Distance" (OPEN)
« Reply #5 on: 01 Jul 2020, 16:54 »
I "Might" attempt this. I had an idea of a western and a steampunk sci fi game where a cowboy(Or whoever, its a work in progress) lives in a simple western town and needs to get to the "stars"(Enter the steampunk town and elements). I am not great at graphics and my idea is a bit ambitious.. But I will take a whack at it and see if I can come up with something. Room in progress below(I know it's not impressive.) But I am using different techniques to make the images for the game.




« Last Edit: 01 Jul 2020, 16:57 by Joseph DiPerla »
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Cassiebsg

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Re: MAGS July "Distance" (OPEN)
« Reply #6 on: 01 Jul 2020, 18:45 »
I do have vacation about half the month... so maybe.  :)
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Intense Degree

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Re: MAGS July "Distance" (OPEN)
« Reply #7 on: 02 Jul 2020, 09:05 »
Definitely hoping to get something in this month. I might just aim for something tiny and quick and see how it goes.

PlayPretend

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Re: MAGS July "Distance" (OPEN)
« Reply #8 on: 02 Jul 2020, 13:55 »
Update: Blah, disregard. I have a good idea but it's not something I can make in three weeks, at least not as a playable game instead of a story on rails. Good luck everybody!
« Last Edit: 07 Jul 2020, 02:49 by PlayPretend »

VampireWombat

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Re: MAGS July "Distance" (OPEN)
« Reply #9 on: 02 Jul 2020, 14:35 »
I may or may not attempt making a game this month. I had an idea yesterday, but then I realized it would basically play like a section of Knights of the Old Republic 2 with some elements from 2 or 3 scifi movies thrown in...

If someone has an idea for a game, but needs help with graphics, feel free to contact me. Otherwise I will attempt to get a better idea for a game.

VampireWombat

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Re: MAGS July "Distance" (OPEN)
« Reply #10 on: 02 Jul 2020, 16:43 »
Nevermind. I think having the Blackwell Unbound Soundtrack playing in the background led to me having an idea. So, I will be attempting an Urban Fantasy game.

Slasher

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Re: MAGS July "Distance" (OPEN)
« Reply #11 on: 03 Jul 2020, 07:32 »
We deliver anywhere, anytime, any distance  (laugh)

KyriakosCH

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Re: MAGS July "Distance" (OPEN)
« Reply #12 on: 03 Jul 2020, 20:14 »
I think the game I was working on for June can fit in this - can I enter it when it is ready? :)
This is the Way - A dark allegory. My Patreon!  My Youtube!

Re: MAGS July "Distance" (OPEN)
« Reply #13 on: 04 Jul 2020, 00:55 »
I think the game I was working on for June can fit in this - can I enter it when it is ready? :)
While I would encourage anything to get as many entries as possible, using a game that you have been working on in the previous month isn’t really in the spirit of MAGS.

We recently relaxed the rules to allow the use of pre-made assets (sprites, music, snippets of code maybe) but the idea is to make a game, from scratch, within the calendar month.

KyriakosCH

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Re: MAGS July "Distance" (OPEN)
« Reply #14 on: 04 Jul 2020, 09:28 »
I think the game I was working on for June can fit in this - can I enter it when it is ready? :)
While I would encourage anything to get as many entries as possible, using a game that you have been working on in the previous month isn’t really in the spirit of MAGS.

We recently relaxed the rules to allow the use of pre-made assets (sprites, music, snippets of code maybe) but the idea is to make a game, from scratch, within the calendar month.

Ok, I will just present it as a different game, then.

More seriously: having worked on it for 2 days last month, shouldn't mean I can't enter it. But anyway, I don't mind.
This is the Way - A dark allegory. My Patreon!  My Youtube!

Re: MAGS July "Distance" (OPEN)
« Reply #15 on: 04 Jul 2020, 11:26 »
Well, you haven’t revealed how much or little work you did in those two days. It might be negligible. Or you might have done more work than someone who can only put in 20 minutes a night for the whole month. The topic reveal is essentially the starting gun. We often allow extensions but I’ve never granted a head-start (or been asked for one).

Slasher

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Re: MAGS July "Distance" (OPEN)
« Reply #16 on: 04 Jul 2020, 16:56 »
Distance no object

  cMeyers.SayBubble("What are you working on at the moment?");
  cGuthrie.SayBubble("Space travel.");
  cMeyers.SayBubble("Space travel?");
  cGuthrie.SayBubble("What you see is a space sphere capable of travelling vast distances in seconds.");
  cMeyers.SayBubble("Get away!");
  cGuthrie.SayBubble("It just needs one or two things and it's good to go.");
  cMeyers.SayBubble("Well, good luck with that.");
  cMeyers.SayBubble("I've got to get to work.");
  cGuthrie.SayBubble("You still at Antonio's pizza's?");
  cMeyers.SayBubble("Yeah. I'de better get a move on. Antonio does not like me being late.");
  cMeyers.SayBubble("See you later, Ricky.");
  cGuthrie.SayBubble("Yeah. See you later, Gordon.");
  cGuthrie.SayBubble("Now, where did I put my Flux Capacitor 'Rickorite' mixture?");

« Last Edit: 05 Jul 2020, 12:22 by Slasher »

VampireWombat

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Re: MAGS July "Distance" (OPEN)
« Reply #17 on: 04 Jul 2020, 17:25 »
I'm too big of a scifi nerd to be silent... A Flux Capacitor is used for time travel, not space travel. Though time travel would be useful for delivering pizza. You could have it there the moment it's ordered.

And on a game making note, I'm thinking of starting Screenshot Saturday for my game. Which has led to me thinking of a way to use the background from last month in this month's game.

VampireWombat

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Re: MAGS July "Distance" (OPEN)
« Reply #18 on: 05 Jul 2020, 01:34 »
Didn't get as much done today as I hoped, but I did at least get one character game ready.


Re: MAGS July "Distance" (OPEN)
« Reply #19 on: 05 Jul 2020, 11:34 »
It looks good VW. Now it's clearly a children's park.

I like Joseph's low res saloon too. Especially the colors.
 

Slasher

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Re: MAGS July "Distance" (OPEN)
« Reply #20 on: 07 Jul 2020, 11:24 »
It looks good VW. Now it's clearly a children's park.

I like Joseph's low res saloon too. Especially the colors.
What about an entry Creamy?

The water's warm  (laugh)


Slasher

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Re: MAGS July "Distance" (OPEN)
« Reply #21 on: 08 Jul 2020, 13:26 »
Almost finished my entry...

Distance is no object when you have a pizza delivery for Mars  (laugh)

VampireWombat

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Re: MAGS July "Distance" (OPEN)
« Reply #22 on: 08 Jul 2020, 14:24 »
Mars Needs Pizzas? Hopefully it works out better than Mars Needs Moms. Though I am now imagining Ahnold's character from Total Recall as being the boss. "Get your ass to Mars."

All I can say is I've been working on mine...

KyriakosCH

  • Alien spiral maker
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Re: MAGS July "Distance" (OPEN)
« Reply #23 on: 08 Jul 2020, 15:39 »
I am working on something as well... It is about distance to the exit of some kind of hell :)

« Last Edit: 08 Jul 2020, 16:08 by KyriakosCH »
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Slasher

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Re: MAGS July "Distance" (OPEN)
« Reply #24 on: 08 Jul 2020, 19:46 »
 KyriakosCH: That should say: You will   ;)




« Last Edit: 09 Jul 2020, 13:48 by Slasher »

Slasher

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Re: MAGS July "Distance" (OPEN)
« Reply #25 on: 09 Jul 2020, 13:32 »
Distance no object

Pizza shop owner Antonio receives a strange website order and gives his pizza boy, Brett the pizza delivery order. Only trouble is the delivery address is Mars!

Antonio insists it is crazy and does not believe the order. Brett reminds Antonio of his 'Distance no object' promise......

Can Brett deliver the pizza delivery order to Mars?

https://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/2457-distance-no-object



https://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/2457-distance-no-object

« Last Edit: 04 Aug 2020, 05:00 by Slasher »

KyriakosCH

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Re: MAGS July "Distance" (OPEN)
« Reply #26 on: 09 Jul 2020, 16:09 »
Things are progressing nicely here too ^_^




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Slasher

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Re: MAGS July "Distance" (OPEN)
« Reply #27 on: 10 Jul 2020, 05:38 »
Distance no object

Few typos fixed and a few text bits added..

https://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/2457-distance-no-object

Left Click: Interact   Right Click: Look
« Last Edit: 10 Jul 2020, 07:11 by Slasher »

KyriakosCH

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Re: MAGS July "Distance" (OPEN)
« Reply #28 on: 10 Jul 2020, 19:02 »
A bit of a U-turn, but I decided to make another game. Will only use the chairs/door screen above from the previous one...

Title obviously changed as well - due to the whole plot having changed. Title atm is "This is the Way" :)

It is about someone who has arrived, after an apparently long-winded journey, in front of the door, and wants to enter.
« Last Edit: 10 Jul 2020, 19:04 by KyriakosCH »
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Slasher

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Re: MAGS July "Distance" (OPEN)
« Reply #29 on: 11 Jul 2020, 13:16 »
A bit of a U-turn, but I decided to make another game. Will only use the chairs/door screen above from the previous one...
Title obviously changed as well - due to the whole plot having changed. Title atm is "This is the Way" :)
It is about someone who has arrived, after an apparently long-winded journey, in front of the door, and wants to enter.
I'm glad that you have bounced back and look forward to your entry ;)

KyriakosCH

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Re: MAGS July "Distance" (OPEN)
« Reply #30 on: 11 Jul 2020, 16:09 »
Thanks :)
Hopefully it will be ready in 10 days or something like that.
This is the Way - A dark allegory. My Patreon!  My Youtube!

Re: MAGS July "Distance" (OPEN)
« Reply #31 on: 12 Jul 2020, 15:49 »
Plenty of time ;)
It's not over until the fat lady sings..

VampireWombat

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Re: MAGS July "Distance" (OPEN)
« Reply #32 on: 13 Jul 2020, 13:01 »
Okay, I'm just going to drop out now. This is proving to be one of the hottest summers of my life and I simply don't have the energy to make a game.

If someone needs characters for their game, feel free to message me.

Re: MAGS July "Distance" (OPEN)
« Reply #33 on: 14 Jul 2020, 03:33 »
We’re only half way through the month. Plenty of time to make a small game.  (nod)

VampireWombat

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Re: MAGS July "Distance" (OPEN)
« Reply #34 on: 14 Jul 2020, 13:19 »
Time isn't the issue. The heat simply is enough that I'm achy and have no concentration even in the cooler parts of the day like now. Today's forecast is 107F/41.6C. And the forecast for the next 2 weeks doesn't have a single day even reasonably cool.

KyriakosCH

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Re: MAGS July "Distance" (OPEN)
« Reply #35 on: 14 Jul 2020, 14:42 »
I am halfway through, so it's ok.
This is the Way - A dark allegory. My Patreon!  My Youtube!

KyriakosCH

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Re: MAGS July "Distance" (OPEN)
« Reply #36 on: 15 Jul 2020, 21:46 »


Final version will also have music (playing under the speech - speech is my own voice, btw  := )
« Last Edit: 15 Jul 2020, 22:09 by KyriakosCH »
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KyriakosCH

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Re: MAGS July "Distance" (OPEN)
« Reply #37 on: 17 Jul 2020, 00:17 »
No views about the promo?  :=

The game should be finished in a week or so...
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VampireWombat

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Re: MAGS July "Distance" (OPEN)
« Reply #38 on: 17 Jul 2020, 00:40 »
To be fair, when I checked the thread earlier, I couldn't even view the video because you had it set to private.

KyriakosCH

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Re: MAGS July "Distance" (OPEN)
« Reply #39 on: 17 Jul 2020, 00:47 »
Yes - I fixed it some minutes later :o
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Re: MAGS July "Distance" (OPEN)
« Reply #40 on: 19 Jul 2020, 09:17 »
KyriakosCH, your video is intriguing. I'm now curious to see the full game :smiley:

VampireWombat

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Re: MAGS July "Distance" (OPEN)
« Reply #41 on: 19 Jul 2020, 14:43 »
The video brings up so many questions.
Like why would anyone use notebook paper with a typewriter or printer? And why would they put the paper in sideways?

KyriakosCH

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Re: MAGS July "Distance" (OPEN)
« Reply #42 on: 19 Jul 2020, 15:38 »
The video brings up so many questions.
Like why would anyone use notebook paper with a typewriter or printer? And why would they put the paper in sideways?

Indeed. And that isn't random, but a core part of the plot ^_^

KyriakosCH, your video is intriguing. I'm now curious to see the full game :smiley:

Thank you!!!
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KyriakosCH

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Re: MAGS July "Distance" (OPEN)
« Reply #43 on: 20 Jul 2020, 18:14 »
Estimated time of release: 2-3 days :)

I can upload it to the database here, right? (it will also be at Itch, and hopefully later on at Steam)
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Cassiebsg

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Re: MAGS July "Distance" (OPEN)
« Reply #44 on: 20 Jul 2020, 20:23 »
I'm out, haven't had time as I hoped, and the only time I started I ended up with a "home" instead of a small town...  (roll)
There are those who believe that life here began out there...

KyriakosCH

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Re: MAGS July "Distance" (OPEN)
« Reply #45 on: 21 Jul 2020, 10:59 »
Finished!

This is the Way



A dark allegory. You have invested  a lot, possibly everything, in getting here - and problems still arise. Even more troublesome is the insinuation: that you do not actually realize what it is you are going after...

https://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/2460-this-is-the-way/
« Last Edit: 21 Jul 2020, 16:51 by KyriakosCH »
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Re: MAGS July "Distance" (OPEN)
« Reply #46 on: 28 Jul 2020, 05:59 »
Hi Slasher, I'm not sure if it's a bug or if it's something I'm not doing correctly.
Spoiler: ShowHide
I've reached the red planet but I can't land on it.

Thanks

KyriakosCH

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Re: MAGS July "Distance" (OPEN)
« Reply #47 on: 28 Jul 2020, 06:21 »
I will go play your game now too, Slasher :)

Edit: unfortunately I wasn't able to start the game, I am using Win7 (maybe that created an issue?)

Here is the message I got:

« Last Edit: 28 Jul 2020, 06:30 by KyriakosCH »
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Re: MAGS July "Distance" (OPEN)
« Reply #48 on: 29 Jul 2020, 14:24 »
Hi Slasher, I'm not sure if it's a bug or if it's something I'm not doing correctly.
Spoiler: ShowHide
I've reached the red planet but I can't land on it.

Thanks

You have to
Spoiler: ShowHide
click on it.


Hope that helps you.

Re: MAGS July "Distance" (OPEN)
« Reply #49 on: 30 Jul 2020, 06:17 »
Hi Slasher, I'm not sure if it's a bug or if it's something I'm not doing correctly.
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I've reached the red planet but I can't land on it.

Thanks

You have to
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click on it.


Hope that helps you.

That helped indeed. I didn't think of switching from keyboard to mouse :)

Re: MAGS July "Distance" (OPEN)
« Reply #50 on: 01 Aug 2020, 02:41 »
Thanks for the entries, guys.

 I’ll set up the voting tomorrow but Get playing :-)

Also, look out for the new topic tomorrow.

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Re: MAGS July "Distance" (OPEN)
« Reply #51 on: 01 Aug 2020, 03:54 »
I will go play your game now too, Slasher :)

Edit: unfortunately I wasn't able to start the game, I am using Win7 (maybe that created an issue?)

Here is the message I got:


I'm not sure what that relates too... Someone may know..

« Last Edit: 01 Aug 2020, 07:44 by Slasher »

KyriakosCH

  • Alien spiral maker
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Re: MAGS July "Distance" (OPEN)
« Reply #52 on: 01 Aug 2020, 07:39 »
Since others played the game fine, obviously it is something on my end, though I haven't been able to figure out what...
But trying different resolutions/modes didn't solve the issue.

When will the contest happen? Haven't been part of this before  :-D
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Re: MAGS July "Distance" (OPEN)
« Reply #53 on: 01 Aug 2020, 11:05 »

When will the contest happen? Haven't been part of this before  :-D

The easiest way for you to get a picture of how this works, would be to take a look at the threads for the May and April contests. (Last month had only one entry, so no voting was necessary.)

KyriakosCH

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Re: MAGS July "Distance" (OPEN)
« Reply #54 on: 01 Aug 2020, 11:09 »
Thanks :)
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Re: MAGS July "Distance" (OPEN)
« Reply #55 on: 02 Aug 2020, 11:46 »
Hi KyriakosCH,

just about to give your game a twirl ;)

KyriakosCH

  • Alien spiral maker
    • I can help with backgrounds
    • I can help with story design
    • I can help with translating
Re: MAGS July "Distance" (OPEN)
« Reply #56 on: 02 Aug 2020, 13:45 »
Hi KyriakosCH,

just about to give your game a twirl ;)

Thanks... I will pm some mod to try and get help to run your own. Up to now I didn't have issues with AGS games so I don't know what this is :(
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KyriakosCH

  • Alien spiral maker
    • I can help with backgrounds
    • I can help with story design
    • I can help with translating
Re: MAGS July "Distance" (OPEN)
« Reply #57 on: 02 Aug 2020, 16:00 »
Ok, with some help by Crimson I got it running (chose "Software Renderer" in the setup...).
Nice!
The first part was a bit diffficult... But I managed to get the diamond.
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Re: MAGS July "Distance" (OPEN)
« Reply #58 on: 03 Aug 2020, 11:09 »
Two games this month, thanks to Slasher and KyriakosCH.

Please vote using the poll at the top of the page.

Distance No Object
by Slasher
https://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/2457-distance-no-object


This is the Way
by KyriakosCH
https://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/2460-this-is-the-way/

KyriakosCH

  • Alien spiral maker
    • I can help with backgrounds
    • I can help with story design
    • I can help with translating
Re: MAGS July "Distance" (OPEN)
« Reply #59 on: 03 Aug 2020, 11:35 »
Yay ^_^ Although you managed to misspell my name :P

I want to ask: does Slasher and myself abstain from the voting? (I mean it isn't really nice to vote for one's own game, and a bit bizarre to vote for the other person's in a 1 vs 1  := )
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Re: MAGS July "Distance" (OPEN)
« Reply #60 on: 03 Aug 2020, 17:31 »
You can still vote  KyriakosCH..




KyriakosCH

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    • I can help with translating
Re: MAGS July "Distance" (OPEN)
« Reply #61 on: 03 Aug 2020, 18:20 »
You can still vote  KyriakosCH..





Tell you what, if you haven't voted already, I can vote for your game and you can vote for mine. I think it's the only thing which makes sense in a 1 vs 1 context ^_^
Or if you have voted ( and it was for your game), you can tell me, so I can vote for my own.  (laugh)
PM would do either way!
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Re: MAGS July "Distance" (OPEN)
« Reply #62 on: 03 Aug 2020, 21:59 »
Entrants can and are encouraged to vote. Whether you vote for yourself or an opponent is really a matter for you. I personally think it’s a bit unseemly to vote for oneself but it’s not against the rules. Then again, you could argue that if you genuinely think yours is the best, why do yourself a disservice? With any luck enough people will vote to give a true idea of the general consensus.

Re: MAGS July "Distance" (OPEN)
« Reply #63 on: 04 Aug 2020, 01:49 »
My thoughts on the two great entries:

Distance No Object by Slasher
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Really creative application of the theme. Good variety of things to do. Not particularly challenging. Graphics somewhat basic. The strongest point of this game is the humour. I have to confess to laughing probably from when it started till I finished.


This is the Way by KryiakosCH
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Really nice graphics and animation. As I commented on the game's page, the game felt quite repetitive after a few minutes and there was not a lot to do, so gameplay is not the strong point here. The game has merit in leaving the interpretation up to the player, with some interpretations presented on the game's page and others are up to the player to decide


My vote:
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The games are so different that I used my usual tie-breaking approach: which game did I enjoy playing the most? Comparing these two would in a way be like comparing a Picasso to Looney Tunes. I went for the Looney Tunes :) Good job, Slasher

Re: MAGS July "Distance" (OPEN)
« Reply #64 on: 04 Aug 2020, 11:49 »
Here are my thoughts on the two entries.

Distance No Object by Slasher
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The heart of this entry is yet another arcade sequence which I have no idea how was made. Slasher impresses by making the adventure game engine do things it's not designed for. The story is silly and funny and quite easy compared to the arcade bit, which I struggled with before I was successful. The game lacks some proofreading, but that didn't spoil any of my fun.


This is the Way by KyriakosCH
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Short entry in the visual novel (visual short short story?) genre. There are literally three choices to make and three endings, so this is a quick play. The fun with this type of game lies perhaps more in discussing what the endings mean and what the symbols in the story mean than in actual gameplay. If one likes the Kafka story this is inspired by and derivations of it (which I do), then there is enjoyment to be had. If not, the story will probably leave you cold. I found the possible interpretations to be very open - this could be about death, madness, love, religion, commitment, living or any major choice in life. The best ending seems to be the one where you keep the dream alive and don't force an unveiling. The voice work is moody and well done, except the start of the dream (nightmare) ending, where i simply can't understand what you say.  ???


I voted for:
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 Distance No Object. I think This is the Way probably works better as a story than a game, while Slasher's entry is a game in all senses of the word. I also prefer laughing to being broody.

Re: MAGS July "Distance" (OPEN)
« Reply #65 on: 08 Aug 2020, 05:04 »
Distance No Object by Slasher
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Slasher is very skilled at making hilarious games, which is what the doctor prescribed at the moment with all the bad news. I nearly gave up during the arcade part. It would have been nice to stop waves of bad guys once you reach Mars because it took me a while to figure out how to land.


This is the Way by KyriakosCH
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The link to the theme is not obvious and it's more figurative than literal like Slasher's game. I like interactive stories and the voice set the tone right. Subtitles would have been useful because the voice is very soft and I had to turn the volume to the max to understand.


I hesitated a lot then voted for:
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This is the Way. I hope this will encourage the author to write more games.

Re: MAGS July "Distance" (OPEN)
« Reply #66 on: 15 Aug 2020, 15:23 »
Last couple of days to vote.

Re: MAGS July "Distance" (OPEN)
« Reply #67 on: 18 Aug 2020, 01:35 »
Looks like we have a winner.

Well done to Slasher for Distance No Object. You will be contacted shortly about picking a topic for September’s Jam.

Unlucky to KyriakosCH. I hope you’ll give it another go. And apologies for misspelling your name.

Thanks to both entrants and everyone who voted. Keep an eye out for the next Jam on [ideally] September 1st.

Why not start putting together a team now?

Slasher

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Re: MAGS July "Distance" (OPEN)
« Reply #68 on: 18 Aug 2020, 07:58 »
My commiserations to 'This is the Way' by KyriakosCH..

Shame only 2 games this month...

Thanks to all that voted  (nod)

Re: MAGS July "Distance" (OPEN)
« Reply #69 on: 18 Aug 2020, 15:04 »

Thanks to all that voted  (nod)

I agree. It would be kind of cool if we had more people voting too..


Congrats, btw