Author Topic: My humble tribute to the community and the archives guys  (Read 448 times)

So! I need to say this one.

Back in 2004 I made my very first AGS game and I had great support during development and even some people who took their time to test it before release.
It was the first episode but it never got further because of life back then.

16 years and a lot of Life adventures later, I'm back wanting to make a game again, after exploring a lot of other worlds I always had the AGS software and community in some place in my head.
So yeah, I have no more ambition anymore other than having fun working on a game and hoping you'll have fun playing it one day. I have a full time job, a wife, and side jobs in movie editing.

But there are those two things that made me go like "Wow" right now :

This is still very much a thing after 16 years (for me) and may I say with all my experiences and adventures that it is absolutely astonishing and inspiring as a human. I've seen softwares and their communities rise and fall, but yet here you are AGS, defying everything including the odds. And time.
I came back and my first post was a selfish question of me for my game, and there you were, answering and helping faster than I got my burger last time.

And then, just out of the blue, I googled the name of my game I released back in 2004... and I found it! In that one thing called the AGS archives! And as a downloadable file stored on the web.
Oh boy, it's so old I have to reinstall it every time I want to play with it just to have the music and the sounds... and did I got stuck in my own puzzles I created back then!

So yeah, you all, the AGS community are one of a kind you maybe don't even realize but I say to you for what it's worth after all my journeys : You are Magic.
And you, Chris Jones, made it all happen.
And you people who stepped in to make it still alive in 2020, thank you.

Thank you all   :)


Rik




Re: My humble tribute to the community and the archives guys
« Reply #1 on: 07 Sep 2020, 22:08 »
And best of all, if you get stuck in your own game, there is even a hint thread to it on this site!  (laugh)

Re: My humble tribute to the community and the archives guys
« Reply #2 on: 08 Sep 2020, 00:37 »
This is definitely my favourite corner of the Internet.

I’m impressed that you remembered your own password.

Ponch

  • AGS Baker
  • Sweatin' to the Oldies
    • Lifetime Achievement Award Winner
    • Ponch worked on one or more games that won an AGS Award!
    •  
    • Ponch worked on one or more games that was nominated for an AGS Award!
Re: My humble tribute to the community and the archives guys
« Reply #3 on: 08 Sep 2020, 03:28 »
This is definitely my favourite corner of the Internet.
Truly, this is the coziest place on the interwebs.  (nod)
*

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: My humble tribute to the community and the archives guys
« Reply #4 on: 08 Sep 2020, 21:50 »
I wasn't here back then, but glad you are back anyway.  (nod)
There are those who believe that life here began out there...

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: My humble tribute to the community and the archives guys
« Reply #5 on: 09 Sep 2020, 16:38 »
This is definitely my favourite corner of the Internet.

And the cowziest!!! Oops, I meant the coziest!

Re: My humble tribute to the community and the archives guys
« Reply #6 on: 09 Sep 2020, 18:51 »
This is definitely my favourite corner of the Internet.

And the cowziest!!! Oops, I meant the coziest!

Just when you thought it couldn't get any udder.

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: My humble tribute to the community and the archives guys
« Reply #7 on: 09 Sep 2020, 18:52 »
This is definitely my favourite corner of the Internet.

And the cowziest!!! Oops, I meant the coziest!

Just when you thought it couldn't get any udder.
Don't milk it  (laugh)

BarbWire

  • Purify the World!
    • BarbWire worked on one or more games that won an AGS Award!
    •  
    • BarbWire worked on one or more games that was nominated for an AGS Award!
Re: My humble tribute to the community and the archives guys
« Reply #8 on: 09 Sep 2020, 19:47 »

As a pint sized member of this great community, I couldn't
have said it butter myself.

Ponch

  • AGS Baker
  • Sweatin' to the Oldies
    • Lifetime Achievement Award Winner
    • Ponch worked on one or more games that won an AGS Award!
    •  
    • Ponch worked on one or more games that was nominated for an AGS Award!
Re: My humble tribute to the community and the archives guys
« Reply #9 on: 10 Sep 2020, 00:08 »
This thread has become legen-dairy!
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Re: My humble tribute to the community and the archives guys
« Reply #10 on: 10 Sep 2020, 08:39 »
Whey to go, guys.

RetroLee

  • There's light, and there's darkness.
    • RetroLee worked on one or more games that won an AGS Award!
    •  
    • RetroLee worked on one or more games that was nominated for an AGS Award!
Re: My humble tribute to the community and the archives guys
« Reply #11 on: 10 Sep 2020, 09:18 »

I thought I would jump on the milk float, guys, by saying
AGS is cream of the crop. I hope this doesn't sound cheesy (laugh)

Re: My humble tribute to the community and the archives guys
« Reply #12 on: 10 Sep 2020, 10:15 »
Let’s have a group curdle.

Re: My humble tribute to the community and the archives guys
« Reply #13 on: 10 Sep 2020, 10:43 »
Let’s have a group curdle.

Nah, someone might get horny.

Re: My humble tribute to the community and the archives guys
« Reply #14 on: 11 Sep 2020, 21:44 »
OMG nothing has changed haha  :-D :-D :-D
You really are that unique community and I'm so proud and humbled to be part of it!


BarbWire

  • Purify the World!
    • BarbWire worked on one or more games that won an AGS Award!
    •  
    • BarbWire worked on one or more games that was nominated for an AGS Award!
Re: My humble tribute to the community and the archives guys
« Reply #15 on: 12 Sep 2020, 10:10 »

Hi Rik

Thank you for your kind words. It's good to welcome you back
into the fold.

No doubt you will be busy working on your project, in the near
future, and I am looking forward to seeing your work.  :)

Sinitrena

  • Mittens Serf
  • Wheel of Fate
    • I can help with translating
    • Sinitrena worked on one or more games that won an AGS Award!
    •  
    • Sinitrena worked on one or more games that was nominated for an AGS Award!
Re: My humble tribute to the community and the archives guys
« Reply #16 on: 12 Sep 2020, 13:35 »
Oh no, I wanted to link a picture of the AGS group hug from a while back, but it seems the picture isn't online anymore.  :~( (Does someone have a copy?)