Poll

What is your favourite game of MAGS August?

Stuck on You by Slasher
5 (41.7%)
The White Elephant by milkanannan
1 (8.3%)
A Prelude to an Adventure by Hobo
6 (50%)

Total Members Voted: 12

Voting closed: 15 Sep 2020, 10:39

Author Topic: MAGS August "White Elephant" (CLOSED)  (Read 3451 times)

Cassiebsg

  • Cavefish
  • Fleeing the Cylon tyrrany...
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Re: MAGS August "White Elephant" (OPEN)
« Reply #40 on: 30 Aug 2020, 20:26 »
That'll be sweet! I'll looking forward to fishing up those white elephants... hope the line doesn't break.  (laugh)
There are those who believe that life here began out there...

Re: MAGS August "White Elephant" (OPEN)
« Reply #41 on: 31 Aug 2020, 12:37 »
Oof...well, it's finished. (laugh) It's simply titled 'The White Elephant'. I'm working with a five year old, so we did more of a literal take on the theme.

Here's a download link (I think you need to wait a few seconds for the link to become active): This link should work!

Thanks for hosting these competitions, Stupot!
« Last Edit: 01 Sep 2020, 12:12 by milkanannan »

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 August "White Elephant" (OPEN)
« Reply #42 on: 31 Aug 2020, 13:16 »
For reasons I won't bring up, I didn't get as much done yesterday as I hoped. Is there any chance of like a 3 hours extension? I might not need it, but I'd hate for an hour before the deadline to realize I need like an extra hour to make things work...

Slasher

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Re: MAGS August "White Elephant" (OPEN)
« Reply #43 on: 31 Aug 2020, 13:59 »
Oof...well, it's finished. (laugh) It's simply titled 'The White Elephant'. I'm working with a five year old, so we did more of a literal take on the theme.

Here's a download link (I think you need to wait a few seconds for the link to become active): http://www.filehost.pt/gmsW

Thanks for hosting these competitions, Stupot!
Nothing downloading / error / wants me to reg...  :(
« Last Edit: 31 Aug 2020, 14:17 by Slasher »

Hobo

Re: MAGS August "White Elephant" (OPEN)
« Reply #44 on: 31 Aug 2020, 19:44 »
Hey! Come and jump in and out of the hammock with me!


A Prelude to an Adventure is a little interactive experience with light puzzle elements, tons of animations and catchy music.
So, if you got about 5-10 minutes, then come and help an adventurer to prepare for a mysterious trip to the Land of the White Elephants. Have fun!

AGS Game Page HERE!
« Last Edit: 31 Aug 2020, 19:47 by Hobo »

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 August "White Elephant" (OPEN)
« Reply #45 on: 31 Aug 2020, 19:47 »
Looks like I won't be finishing the game today after all. Sorry. Congratulations to those who did finish.

Re: MAGS August "White Elephant" (OPEN)
« Reply #46 on: 01 Sep 2020, 04:45 »
Oof...well, it's finished. (laugh) It's simply titled 'The White Elephant'. I'm working with a five year old, so we did more of a literal take on the theme.

Here's a download link (I think you need to wait a few seconds for the link to become active): http://www.filehost.pt/gmsW

Thanks for hosting these competitions, Stupot!
Nothing downloading / error / wants me to reg...  :(

Sorry - I’ll fix this when back to home WiFi! Thanks for trying.

Re: MAGS August "White Elephant" (OPEN)
« Reply #47 on: 01 Sep 2020, 05:13 »
Thanks to those who have managed to finish a game. Unlucky to anyone who didn’t make it.

I’ll set up the voting in due course. Milkanannan, do you have a picture I can use for the voting post?

Re: MAGS August "White Elephant" (OPEN)
« Reply #48 on: 01 Sep 2020, 05:56 »


You can use this. I’m sorry for the delay. I’ll have a working download link up in the next few hours.

Re: MAGS August "White Elephant" (VOTING)
« Reply #49 on: 01 Sep 2020, 10:41 »
Stuck on You
by Slasher
The White Elephant
by milkanannan
A Prelude to an Adventure
by Hobo

As always, let me know if I've missed anyone or anything. Good luck everyone.

Don't forget to rate and comment where possible.
« Last Edit: 01 Sep 2020, 14:29 by Stupot »

Hobo

Re: MAGS August "White Elephant" (VOTING)
« Reply #50 on: 01 Sep 2020, 11:21 »
Awesome! I'll try the other games out later today.

Re: MAGS August "White Elephant" (VOTING)
« Reply #51 on: 01 Sep 2020, 12:13 »
OK I updated the link to my game in my above post. You can also get the game here: https://srv-file22.gofile.io/download/9lHBfJ/thewhiteelephant.zip

Slasher

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Re: MAGS August "White Elephant" (VOTING)
« Reply #52 on: 01 Sep 2020, 12:38 »
OK I updated the link to my game in my above post. You can also get the game here: https://srv-file22.gofile.io/download/9lHBfJ/thewhiteelephant.zip
Direct link is: https://gofile.io/d/9lHBfJ

Slasher

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Re: MAGS August "White Elephant" (VOTING)
« Reply #53 on: 01 Sep 2020, 18:42 »
A Prelude to an Adventure
by Hobo


What part is the 'White elephant' even though it may be only a short game.
« Last Edit: 01 Sep 2020, 18:47 by Slasher »

Hobo

Re: MAGS August "White Elephant" (VOTING)
« Reply #54 on: 01 Sep 2020, 19:35 »
What part is the 'White elephant' even though it may be only a short game.
To be honest, the idiom "white elephant" is something I had not heard of prior to this competition and it didn't really feel inspiring because of that, so I instead decided to put literal white elephants in the game. The whole game is about preparing to go on an adventure to the Land of the White Elephants and there are a couple featured in the credits scenes depicting said adventure.

Spoiler pics of those below:
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Also, I thought that this would tie in well with couple of my other games featuring pink elephants. If you or any other voters feel that the game does not fit the MAGS theme, then I urge you to vote for other entires.

Re: MAGS August "White Elephant" (VOTING)
« Reply #55 on: 02 Sep 2020, 03:42 »


You can use this. I’m sorry for the delay. I’ll have a working download link up in the next few hours.
I'm not sure if it's buggy or if I just haven't figured out the game yet:

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I basically ended up on top of a white elephant and no interactions really do anything, other than looking at myself which takes me back to the same place


Am I doing something wrong?

Re: MAGS August "White Elephant" (VOTING)
« Reply #56 on: 02 Sep 2020, 06:14 »
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I’m sorry - the game is really just a few interactions. If you click an item from your inventory on the elephant you win.

Slasher

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Re: MAGS August "White Elephant" (VOTING)
« Reply #57 on: 02 Sep 2020, 07:01 »
My thoughts at this time:

Hobo
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I found the game quite cute with some really good animations (loved the fishing) and the music was fab. I did however, find the graphics a little chunky and unclear, maybe this is just on my computer. However, I don't think it really fits the theme... If you had the boat sink and a picture of a white elephant 'thought' then that would have covered it....
Shame really.   I do look forward to a longer game if you do one.


milkanannan
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I liked the bright colours and the way you narrated it. However, it felt a little incomplete with lack of some basic responses...
Overall a good effort and great to have an entry from you ;)
« Last Edit: 02 Sep 2020, 07:18 by Slasher »

Re: MAGS August "White Elephant" (VOTING)
« Reply #58 on: 02 Sep 2020, 08:26 »
Thanks Slasher. Yeah it was a rushed job. More just happy to participate. := Hopefully I’ll find time in future months to pull something more complete together.

Hobo

Re: MAGS August "White Elephant" (VOTING)
« Reply #59 on: 02 Sep 2020, 19:18 »
Stuck on You by Slasher
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Another solid MAGS entry as it is every month. Loved the pipe building puzzle, although going in and out of the inventory for each piece felt a bit cumbersome. Also, personally I would have preferred a slightly faster walking speed, it took quite long to get across the rooms with those tiny steps. Liked the ending as well - after all that fruitless effort, what a way to get rid of the wig...


The White Elephant by milkanannan
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Not a lot here, the game can be completed with a few clicks. I accidentally skipped the old dude completely on my first play and ended up somewhere way outside the walkable area :) But the overall abstract feel has potential and those character expressions were priceless. And I do like the concept that only way to win is to not play.