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What is your favourite game of MAGS May?

Another Museum by glurex
7 (77.8%)
The Museum by ddavey1983
2 (22.2%)

Total Members Voted: 9

Voting closed: 15 Jun 2022, 02:08

Author Topic: MAGS May "Museums" (RESULT)  (Read 2573 times)


Re: MAGS May "Museums" (OPEN)
« Reply #21 on: 31 May 2022, 16:00 »
My game should be ready for release tomorrow. Didn't think I was going to get it done in time but looks like I will now barring a major disaster.

I'm glad someone else is jumping in to challenge glurex, because I'm not going to make it this time.

Re: MAGS May "Museums" (OPEN)
« Reply #22 on: 31 May 2022, 18:22 »
Nice! For a moment I was afraid of being the only one to submit an entry.

Re: MAGS May "Museums" (OPEN)
« Reply #23 on: 01 Jun 2022, 02:06 »
Thanks for the entries, those who were able.
To those who were unable to finish, do not be disheartened. Check out June's contest right here.

It's been a while since we had an actual contest, so lets enjoy playing and voting for MAGS May
Vote using the poll above.

Another Museum
by glurex
The Museum
by ddavey1983

Re: MAGS May "Museums" (VOTING)
« Reply #24 on: 01 Jun 2022, 15:44 »
It seems that this month's entries were about quality, not quantity :-D 2 great entries!

My thoughts:

Another Museum by Glurex
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Funny backstory. Great graphics and pleasing music. The best part of this entry is the puzzle design. I love when there is a good variety of puzzles ranging from dialogues, finding items, codes, inventory items and more. The difficulty of the puzzles is perfect for this type of entry and the length of the game is right on for the story and context.

My only complaint was that I feel that the answer to the riddle didn't really match the riddle and I needed to ask for help. Otherwise, very polished and well done.


The Museum by ddavey1983
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Comes as advertised! Lots of history-hopping fun by solving riddles about the British monarchy. I confess that I probably knew less than 10% of the history of most of those monarchs and really enjoyed the experience of learning while playing this game. I just wish I had more time to research and read up more. Big compliments about the incredible amount of time and effort it must have taken to not just get the pictures, but getting a few lines of information on each ruler over a 1000 year span, and then converting it into a rhyming riddle and some jokes.

As much as the experience was really good, I found it to take a lot longer than I had expected. Gameplay took about 1 hour but at times it felt a bit stretched out and repetitive because essentially, the game consists of finding information and matching it with the riddle.


My vote went to
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Another Museum because I felt much more engaged. There's just more fun when you have multiple puzzles going on at the same time with different approaches to rather than one way of solving each puzzle in a completely linear game.


As I said, both great entries and it's clear that a TON of work went into each. Congrats!

« Last Edit: 01 Jun 2022, 15:47 by Shadow1000 »

Ponch

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Re: MAGS May "Museums" (VOTING)
« Reply #25 on: 10 Jun 2022, 16:19 »
Playing today... Voting tomorrow...  :smiley:

Hobo

Re: MAGS May "Museums" (VOTING)
« Reply #26 on: 10 Jun 2022, 17:28 »
Playing today... Voting tomorrow...  :smiley:
Ah, living the best life, I see  8-)

I will probably also do the same over the weekend, it's been a while since I played and voted for MAGS.

Ponch

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Re: MAGS May "Museums" (VOTING)
« Reply #27 on: 11 Jun 2022, 02:49 »
Playing today... Voting tomorrow...  :smiley:
Ah, living the best life, I see  8-)

I will probably also do the same over the weekend, it's been a while since I played and voted for MAGS.
The weekend is the perfect time to get in a little MAGS time! It's what all the cool kids are doing.  :cool:

UPDATE: Voted!
« Last Edit: 12 Jun 2022, 16:14 by Ponch »

Re: MAGS May "Museums" (VOTING)
« Reply #28 on: 12 Jun 2022, 18:19 »
Nice to see people playing this MAGS games!  :)
I can only speak for myself but any feedback/thoughts are always welcome!

Re: MAGS May "Museums" (VOTING)
« Reply #29 on: 13 Jun 2022, 00:38 »
Nice to see people playing this MAGS games!  :)
I can only speak for myself but any feedback/thoughts are always welcome!

Seconded. Keep the comments and feedback coming. And remember you can leave comments and ratings on each game’s own page.

Re: MAGS May "Museums" (VOTING)
« Reply #30 on: 13 Jun 2022, 02:56 »
Nice to see people playing this MAGS games!  :)
I can only speak for myself but any feedback/thoughts are always welcome!

Did you see the comments that I posted a week and a half ago?

Re: MAGS May "Museums" (VOTING)
« Reply #31 on: 13 Jun 2022, 19:43 »
Nice to see people playing this MAGS games!  :)
I can only speak for myself but any feedback/thoughts are always welcome!
Did you see the comments that I posted a week and a half ago?

Yes, and since it's my first MAGS it's much appreciated!  :-D

Re: MAGS May "Museums" (VOTING)
« Reply #32 on: 13 Jun 2022, 20:03 »
Nice to see people playing this MAGS games!  :)
I can only speak for myself but any feedback/thoughts are always welcome!
Did you see the comments that I posted a week and a half ago?

Yes, and since it's my first MAGS it's much appreciated!  :-D

Awesome! I'm sure that some more happy players will share feedback in due time...

Re: MAGS May "Museums" (VOTING)
« Reply #33 on: 14 Jun 2022, 19:36 »
I've been busy with work and family stuff, but finally found an opening to play some MAGS games!

Some feedback:

Another Museum by Glurex
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Very polished and impressive entry! I like the humour in the story, and also that there were different types of puzzles. The sounds, music and human portraits that for some reason reminded me of the mugshots in Jones in the Fast Lane, all fit the bill. The museum exhibits look very nice, although some places it's a bit dark. There were some red herrings that I spent some time with to no avail
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the unknown object behind the glass next to the pyramid, the unknown statue in the dark cornes, the tiny Eros hotspot
, but that's okay. I must admit I solved the hidden object game by clicking at objects on the screen that I didn't recognize, and I had to use the help function to find the last one. I think this puzzle would have been frustrating without a help function, and I kind of regret not using it all the time, as it would have felt better to actually know what I clicked away. Great use of the UV light, even though it took me a while before I managed to put it away again.

Now, the riddle...I'd have to say this one didn't make much sense to me, and I found the answer in the hints section. I doubt I would have ever guessed it. This is the major flaw in what I'd say is otherwise an excellent entry. It may work better in the original Chinese, or in a language where the word "teeth" is used that way.

I had a problem when I restarted the game with the mouse cursor turning invisible, although reinstalling solved that.


The Museum by ddavey1983
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You've found a formula that works well for the MAGS format. While I enjoyed the riddles and the history lesson and appreciate the pretty pictures throughout, the game is a one-trick pony. I got a bit tired of walking all the way to the correct portrait after a while. It would be interesting to hear some assessment from brits who probably know a bit more about these royal matters than I do. Is it easy for you? It's about right for me, but I did click wrong a few times. Comparing this to the James Bond predecessor, I think I enjoyed that one more, perhaps because of the novelty. At the same time, there's obviously more content in this outing, both graphically and in terms of history lesson fun facts. Still, I had fun and would like to see the sequel(s)!


Cup of Fools by Stylez75
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I checked out this unfinished entry, and it looks like it could have been a fun little heist game. Excellent drawings and some silly humour. A pity that noone made something out of it...in fact maybe I'll do it myself now that my schedule is lighter. I'll have a ponder.


I voted for
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 The Museum. Although it dragged a bit at the end, I'm impressed with the sheer amount of history and especially the historical jokes put into it. Even so, Another Museum was even better at most aspects, but the riddle killed the mood a bit for me. I've actually typed in both names and deleted them here several times, it was so hard to choose! Two great games!


Re: MAGS May "Museums" (VOTING)
« Reply #34 on: 14 Jun 2022, 22:47 »
Nice review, Heltenjon!

"...and I had to use the help function to find the last one."
Don't worry, that's what the help function is for :-D

There were some red herrings that I spent some time
Don't get me wrong but... nice to read that, because it was done on purpose!  :-D

I had a problem when I restarted the game with the mouse cursor turning invisible, although reinstalling solved that.[/hide]
Yes, it's a minor bug I have fixed later. To be fair with ddavey1983, and with rules, when the voting is over I'll update the entry.

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or in a language where the word "teeth" is used that way.
Honestly, I don't think the problem is in the word "teeth" since even in english, metaphorically speaking, a key has teeth, but with the bark and guard the temple thing. I guess, maybe I'm wrong, it's some kind of confuse analogy with a watchdog, I don't speak chinesse. But I totally agree with you, it's the lowest point of my game. I was too lazy and looked for a riddle on the internet instead of making one myself.

Re: MAGS May "Museums" (VOTING)
« Reply #35 on: 14 Jun 2022, 23:05 »
"...and I had to use the help function to find the last one."
Don't worry, that's what the help function is for :-D
Yeah.  ;) But I think I would have had more fun if I forced myself to look for a specific image, like finding them in order, and I could have used that function to accomplish that. As it was, I clicked on something, and then a word disappeared in my list before I had the chance to see what I had found. Some objects are easily recognized, but some are not, at least not for me.

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There were some red herrings that I spent some time
Don't get me wrong but... nice to read that, because it was done on purpose!  :-D
:-D Yeah, I reckoned it might be. It's actually great that you found the time to make those in a timed contest such as this. Most times, MAGS games are by necessity quite straightforward.

As for the riddle:
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I at once imagined one of those lion/dragon statues that may be on the sides of a temple entrance.


You others who play, please comment your hearts out. The participants want to hear what you think! It's a great motivation to know someone played your game, and we all want these talents to continue to make MAGS entries, right?  ;-D

Re: MAGS May "Museums" (VOTING)
« Reply #36 on: 15 Jun 2022, 20:08 »
Thanks for all the kind words about the game. Always nice to hear people enjoy them.

Well done glurex! Excellent game and deserved winner.

I voted for you!

Re: MAGS May "Museums" (VOTING)
« Reply #37 on: 16 Jun 2022, 11:30 »
Congratulations, glurex. A convincing win. You’ll be contacted soon about setting the theme for July.

Unlucky ddavey, and thanks to everyone who voted and to those who participated but were unable to enter. Keep trying.

Re: MAGS May "Museums" (VOTING)
« Reply #38 on: 18 Jun 2022, 07:48 »
Thanks to everyone! I have an idea for July MAGS theme!
« Last Edit: 18 Jun 2022, 08:02 by glurex »