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April 17, 2014, 01:23:36 PM
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1  Developer / Business / Re: Survivor Squad - sales numbers from a relatively unknown PC game on: June 21, 2013, 07:32:23 PM
Hey Xienen,

If it's any consolation, I both played an very much enjoyed Break Blocks (via a review copy for a site I write for). I even gave it a rather positive review. It's too bad to hear that it didn't really go too far though, since I felt like it had pretty much all you could ask for in a game of that genre. But, like you said, it's a learning experience!

I don't know that what I've contributes in any way to the discussion, but I just felt compelled to say that it sucks when decent games get totally overlooked for no real reason other than what appears to be the whims of the audience/journalists.

Good luck in the future though. I must admit I have been wondering what GGG has been up to in recent times.   Smiley
2  Feedback / DevLogs / Re: Journey - The demaking of a Life changing game of all time on: July 02, 2012, 01:44:32 PM
He's just a kid with a dream of making a game, and figured because Journey got so much press it must be a good game to start with in pursing this game-making dream.

Unfortunately that's a really flawed idea, despite all the actual passion he has for it. If you check his profile and his DA page, you'll see that he's really just a kid and he doesn't yet have a distinct form of expression yet.

My advice is to you, OP, is to make the demake, on your own, use it as a learning tool, add it to your portfolio, and make a separate blog for your progress on it. DON'T try to sell it, DON'T publicize it, and DON'T use it to get attention. Use it to learn. Make fanart, sure, but don't make the mistake of thinking that an unsanctioned (and likely illegal) demake of a popular game = an original piece of personal artwork.

Basically, you're asking people to help you make fanart. Think about it that way.
3  Feedback / DevLogs / Re: PLEASE REMOVE THIS TOPIC! MISTAKEN POST! on: June 30, 2012, 06:19:21 PM
I too, have made many mistakes in my life.

There as one time where this dog came up to me, a ragged, homeless dog, the kind of dog that you find prowling the diseased, urine-stained streets of West Oakland, and it almost tried to touch me. Gross.

Then I caught myself. Why is this Gross? What am I doing in West Oakland? Where is my refreshing boba drink? These are the questions I ought to have been asking myself. But I wasn't. Stupid dog.

Then I pet the dog. I shouldn't have done that. That was my mistake.

-written from my deathbed
4  Feedback / DevLogs / Re: Blight - Alpha Release Soon!! on: June 30, 2012, 06:16:42 PM
congrats on getting it on desura! I'll track it on there.

Best of luck to you, sir!
5  Feedback / Finished / Re: SWRDS! on: June 01, 2012, 08:03:24 PM
I only have time to follow 2 projects at a time, and thankfully one of them have concluded recently. So I've replaced it with THIS ONE

I WILL BE BUYING AND REVIEWING THIS GAME AS SOON AS IS HUMANLY POSSIBLE
6  Feedback / DevLogs / Re: Echo Squad [Working title] on: June 01, 2012, 07:59:50 PM
Colored shoes! Bold colored boots. OR Bold colored buttons.

Also, I'm following this now. Following this for sure. You could also get some ideas from Running with Rifles. They have a very subtle "green vs grey" motif thing going on
7  Feedback / DevLogs / Re: Jack the Reaper on: May 29, 2012, 08:42:59 PM
It's nice to see new art and assets, but keep the mechanics of finding bonus stages a secret as well tiles that may give away the layout.

Music is good too. Either way, whatever you choose to put up will be appreciated, I'm sure
8  Feedback / DevLogs / Re: ASTLAN [Win32 & Android v.0.9.0] on: May 14, 2012, 01:36:05 PM
God, I love these vintage pictures. Excellent work, astrofra.
9  Feedback / Finished / Re: Reprisal - in game tutorial added to beta on: May 14, 2012, 01:33:55 PM
Fantastic. Keep us posted, I'd love to have that print hanging from my wall
10  Feedback / Finished / Re: Dinos in Space on: May 11, 2012, 03:43:46 PM
Watching this video and listening to the sound effects makes me thing you could easily turn this game into a procedural soundtrack generator.

Even if that never happens, small dino arms makes up for everything. EVERYTHING
11  Feedback / Finished / Re: Reprisal - in game tutorial added to beta on: May 02, 2012, 07:28:19 PM
yes! SUPER YES!

Also, you need to release the soundtrack for this game. Do you have a bandcamp where I can toss you a few bucks for the tracks?
12  Developer / Writing / Re: ~ short stories ~ on: March 16, 2012, 09:23:11 AM
The Measure of Sanity - A story about time travel

"Aaaaaand Welcome back, audience! Here we are concluding our in-depth interview with the man who claims to have come from the future. Fantastical!"

"Thank you, Steve."

"You're welcome! You're welcome, Mr. time traveler. I have to thank you for all your insight on cold fusion, hyper-light speed transportation, and telepathic communication/surveillance technologies. Fascinating theories."

"Oh, they aren't theories, Steve. They're real. They exist in the future, and could exist now if people would just open their minds to the Star Gods and sacrifice a few more goat babies on Wednesday."

"Riight...of course. My mistake. Well, as we wrap this up, is there anything you'd like to say to our audience?"

"...American Idol is shite television."
13  Feedback / Finished / Re: Reprisal on: March 04, 2012, 10:16:53 PM
As everyone has already said over and over, the game looks great. It just looks...great. And I love the chiptune soundtrack. As for the game...

It's getting so much better! Fighting has a nice arc now, from your little fighters entering fortresses to their eventual victory which ejects enemies out of their homes into the unforgiving sky (or their unfortunate defeat which just kind of plops your dudes out), it helps to create a sense of progress within that particular mechanic. It's pretty satisfying!

Spells are getting there too, but some I still don't fully understand the purpose of. Quest dialogue is cool, and it gives your people a bit of character and a voice. Keep up the good work Smiley
14  Feedback / DevLogs / Re: Jack the Reaper on: February 28, 2012, 02:49:46 PM
Yeah, that's what I meant when I was talking about making it like Mario 64.

"Health" pickups are just the "common" pickup. Contributes to "coin" count (for extra lives) and replenishes health. Maybe you could make duplicate power pickups (like if you pick up a cutter even if you already have one equipped) be worth slightly more "coins".
15  Feedback / DevLogs / Re: Jack the Reaper on: February 27, 2012, 02:58:38 PM
Personally, I didn't experience any problems with the controls or input delay.  However input lag is a common problem with a lot of people's setups that they don't even realize.  USB lag, controller/converter lag, monitor lag, windows lag can all combine to have an effect.

Input lag is definitely possible, but the problem does exist largely because it's consistent, and amplified by sequences requiring those tight, 1-tile platform sections. Is there a debug tool I can use while I play to record my input vs. what the game reads?

What dissuades me from believing it's input lag is that it isn't consistent across other games, of various type in various engines. Then again, I'm pretty ignorant about this stuff so ehhhh
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