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« on: March 20, 2008, 08:15:58 AM »

Hmm... Seems to be Owl Season


So during GDC this year, a few of us decided that it'd be really fun to pool our talents and make a game together during the conference.  

WHY OWL COUNTRY?  As Guert  explains,
Quote from: Guert link=topic= 1124.msg26560#msg26560 date=1206019705
Once upon a time, in Montreal, Canada, a small group of indie developers were leaving an event called Gamma 256. The evening had been lovely and it was time for everyone to go back home and dream about the wonderful time they just had. Destiny had something else planned...

As they sayed their good-byes, a common pigeon flew over their heads. Little did it know, this little flight proved to be a horrible mistake. Out of nowhere, an owl flew out of the darkness and viciously attacked it. Dazed and confused, the pigeon landed right in front of our friends and tried to escape by flying away. Unfortunatly for mister pigeon, mister owl had an ace up its sleeve. The noctural hunter zoomed above, landed in the a nearby tree. Few seconds later, feathers floated down on the group.

Since that day, all of the witnesses of this event were deeply affected by the violence of the owl, except Fish, who keeps claiming that he doesn't remember a thing. But in the end, we all know that Fish had the owl under his command, which explains why he "doesn't remember"...

Now, you know the story...

Actually, as far as we know, the pigeon escaped.  The feathers that floated down were from the initial swoop, and it was our presence that startled the owl away. However Guert's retelling is pretty close Smiley.

Details will follow, but for now here's a list of all the people who contributed.

Programming
toastie
Mark "Golds"  Johns
Alec "Alec" Holowka

Art
Adam "AdamAtomic" Saltsman
Mark Johns
toastie
Kevin "Greater Beast" Coulton

Music
Alec Holowka

Voices
Owl....             Tommy "Tommunism" Refenes
Narrator...       Phil  Fish

Gentlemen...   Brandon "BMcC" McCartin, toastie, Adam Saltsman, Tommy Refenes. Mike Lee

Combos....      Mark Johns
Misc Owl...      Steve Swink

I'm probably forgetting people -- let me know!

WHAT NOW?
The game is basically done, and we're re-porting it back to Windows --  It's OpenGL, cross-platform Mac/PC..  The bulk of the game was developed in Tommy's hotel room at the Holiday Inn, and it was a total blast hanging out and working with fellow TIGers throughout the week and beyond...


HOW TO PLAY?
  • Hold spacebar to swoop.  Steer your swoop with the left and right keys.
  • Attack Pigeons.  Up Arrow Flaps.  Don't hit lamp posts.
  • Extra lives for hitting gentlemen with pigeons.
  • Your score increases rapidly with each successive pigeon hit in the same swoop.  Swoop strength levels up.

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« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2008, 08:39:10 AM »

Fucking awesome.
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« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2008, 09:03:45 AM »

Actually, as far as we know, the pigeon escaped.  The feathers that floated down were from the initial swoop, and it was our presence that starttled the owl away. However Guert's retelling is pretty close Smiley.

I just spiced things up a bit Wink

Looking forward to try the game out! Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2008, 10:17:13 AM »

I think I just shit myself.
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alright, let's see what we can see

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« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2008, 01:56:14 PM »

Windows build is pretty much ready...


It will be soon.
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« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2008, 02:13:31 PM »

YES!

No country for old owls.
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« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2008, 02:17:38 PM »

I think I just shit myself.
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« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2008, 03:19:12 PM »

Oh man, the age of the pigeon is over Shocked ! That actually looks really slick and fun!
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« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2008, 03:19:42 PM »

Please release the mac version too.  Grin
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« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2008, 04:06:27 PM »

Please release the mac version too.  Grin

That one was working first  Grin
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« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2008, 04:30:49 PM »

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WHY OWL COUNTRY?
Why NOT.

This looks delicious.
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« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2008, 08:43:45 PM »

 Kiss

You can't stop here!
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« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2008, 10:27:38 PM »

that trailer blew me.


fun fact:
when mark asked me to do the voiceover for the endgame, we did a first few takes, but it just wasnt right. so we got beers and cigars.
got nice and heavy.

WE CANT STOP HERE, ITS OWL COUNTRY
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« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2008, 05:43:32 AM »

Download Link Soon...  Shocked

Okay, it's already soon. Where's that link? Sad
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« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2008, 03:45:59 PM »

Is there anything I can contribute at this stage?  Voice?  SFX?  It would make sense, after all.
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« Reply #15 on: March 21, 2008, 04:17:08 PM »

waitaminit... did I really wrote sayed instead of said?  Embarrassed Sacre bleu, I'm such a crazy french! Tongue

Ok, it's been one full day now, quit holdin' up and give a download link!! Wink  Seriously now, do you guys have a lot left to do before a release?
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« Reply #16 on: March 21, 2008, 05:09:37 PM »

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alright, let's see what we can see

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« Reply #17 on: March 22, 2008, 12:16:18 AM »

Fresh off the press in the first post, ladies and gentlemen.

Giant props to Mark who wouldn't release it until he polished it into the diamond that it is right now and everyone else who worked on it! Yaaay! HI FIVE!
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« Reply #18 on: March 22, 2008, 12:33:58 AM »

YES!

No country for old owls.

Yes my thoughts exactly...or close anyway...

No COUNTRY for OWL men?

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« Reply #19 on: March 22, 2008, 01:56:29 AM »

This needs to be frontpaged.
(I noticed you can flap your wings once, after hitting a lamp post. Bug, post mortem spasm, or both?)
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