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« on: February 17, 2010, 08:29:43 PM »

I made a game for GAMM4.

Its full name is "THE AMERICAN DREAM: Are We Not Drawn Onward To New Era?" and yes, I was aiming for an indie game bingo.

You can read my post-mortem on the game---its goals, design, and implementation---on my blog, here. The game itself is available (for everything but Mac, as of this writing) here.

And also pictures!







Yes. Well...yes. Try not to gasp all at once, folks.

Constructive criticism and disappointed pats on the back are welcome.
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« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2010, 08:36:42 PM »

Incredibly interesting idea and presentation. You deserve that monocle.
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« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2010, 08:43:25 PM »

Its full name is "THE AMERICAN DREAM: Are We Not Drawn Onward To New Era?" and yes, I was aiming for an indie game bingo.

this is already my favorite game.
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« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2010, 06:16:15 AM »

I'll be very honest: I had avoided posting anything about my game on TIGsource, because of its (my game's) blatant and thorough amateurishness.

And then the last two posts there just completely made my day, and pretty much made the project worthwhile.

Gentlemen, cheers.  Gentleman
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« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2010, 09:01:24 AM »

I am really enjoying the minigames, they have a great sense of humor about them. I just wish I could get through the game proper, it keeps crashing on me :C
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« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2010, 09:04:34 AM »

Dang! Sorry about that. Any messages? Anything unusual in awndo.log (same directory as the .exe)? Where/how does it crash?
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« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2010, 09:06:54 AM »

the crash always happens on the "static" screen, but it seems random as to when it happens. twice ive had it crash after being born and in the last play I got almost all the way through.

the contents of awndo.log is:

LOG: Log file initialised!
WARNING: No joystick detected!
*** GAME BEGINS! ***
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« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2010, 09:09:03 AM »

Hmm...that's a tough one. I thought I'd thoroughly playtested, but sometimes...

Anyway, thanks for the update. I'll get on that ASAP tonight, and upload a new version whenever possible.

Again, sorry for the inconvenience!
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« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2010, 06:07:23 PM »

no problem, I can't wait to play the whole experience.

the last level is such a kicker, I almost don't want a tutorial level of it before it shows up.

prey and fuck are my favorite levels, though the statement in kids is real clever.
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« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2010, 07:37:16 PM »

Its full name is "THE AMERICAN DREAM: Are We Not Drawn Onward To New Era?" and yes, I was aiming for an indie game bingo.

this is already my favorite game.

Well, it's actually on the shortlist, so it's still in the running.
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« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2010, 10:41:25 PM »

oh good! I had assumed it didn't get in because of the public release. good luck then!
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« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2010, 12:12:33 AM »

I dunno, spoilers?



This is awesome, especially because my entire life was filled with bullshit and then finally I got a chance to fuck and I died before anything good happened.  A perfect cap to my wonderful life  Beer!
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« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2010, 05:53:18 AM »

oh good! I had assumed it didn't get in because of the public release. good luck then!

I saw everyone posting their games, and I thought I might as well do likewise. I absolutely, thoroughly expected nothing more than to be laughed off the stage. So the current response is just a tad unexpected and overwhelming.  Shocked

This is awesome, especially because my entire life was filled with bullshit and then finally I got a chance to fuck and I died before anything good happened.

I am so very, very sorry.
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« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2010, 02:03:45 PM »

Welp, that's me out of the running.
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« Reply #14 on: February 20, 2010, 03:43:58 PM »

Funny! I liked how each minigame was a inside joke.
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« Reply #15 on: February 27, 2010, 08:21:00 AM »

Just a small update: I've been trying to fix the random crashing bug for a while---it's a bit of a tricky one. In any case, I've found a solution, and the updated version is now online, if anyone wants to revisit the game (Katamaran, I'm looking in your direction).

Let me know how it goes and if it arbitrarily crashes again  Undecided
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« Reply #16 on: February 28, 2010, 02:03:30 PM »

Just a small update: I've been trying to fix the random crashing bug for a while---it's a bit of a tricky one. In any case, I've found a solution, and the updated version is now online, if anyone wants to revisit the game (Katamaran, I'm looking in your direction).

Let me know how it goes and if it arbitrarily crashes again  Undecided

Dang.  It just crashed on me (old version) directly after I made one partner orgasm but not the other, and I was hoping it that was planned Wink

The sybolism in each minigame came across really well.  There weren't any that I didn't understand.

Good job with it.
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