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« on: January 07, 2009, 05:31:09 PM »

http://crypticsea.blogspot.com/

its called You dont have to burn the rope, and its amazing.

alex made it a few min ago.. i had to share.
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« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2009, 05:38:31 PM »

I... think I won. Huh?
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« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2009, 05:38:59 PM »

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« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2009, 05:45:30 PM »

Is this some sort of statement about "You Have To Burn The Rope" being an Innovation Award finalist?

I wouldn't really know, I can't run "You don't have to burn the rope", by the way, runtime error, etc.
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« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2009, 07:04:03 PM »

Hmmm... Sounds like a sore loser, from his comment in the blog. I could be wrong, it's just how he sounds.
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« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2009, 07:13:38 PM »

A New Zero looks cool  Durr...?
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« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2009, 07:15:22 PM »

I lol'd
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« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2009, 07:20:10 PM »

This is pretty rad.  Any chances on a sequel?
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« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2009, 07:36:14 AM »

cheap shot, man  Grin
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« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2009, 07:43:19 AM »

Hmmm... Sounds like a sore loser, from his comment in the blog. I could be wrong, it's just how he sounds.

Wasn't You Have To Burn The Rope a bitter commentary itself on how Portal was successful despite being a spoon-fed puzzle with a catchy tune at the end?
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« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2009, 07:57:54 AM »

No, I don't think so - a number of people read into it that way though.

Alex's game is pretty stupid.
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« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2009, 08:05:03 AM »

http://crypticsea.blogspot.com/

its called You dont have to burn the rope, and its amazing.

alex made it a few min ago.. i had to share.
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Note the cunning use of the white square on black and the use of the English language. Few in this medium are capable of such meaningful expression.
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« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2009, 08:26:21 AM »

OMG I'm stuck, I can't figure out how to get the secret ending where it displays an arrow-shaped object instead of the insightful congratulations message?? Plzz help!!!1! Addicted
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« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2009, 08:30:14 AM »

Hmmm... Sounds like a sore loser, from his comment in the blog. I could be wrong, it's just how he sounds.

Wasn't You Have To Burn The Rope a bitter commentary itself on how Portal was successful despite being a spoon-fed puzzle with a catchy tune at the end?

According to Kian himself, YHTBTR was just a stupid idea about making a game with no point, because it was funny. He didn't think anyone else would actually play it.
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« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2009, 10:41:45 AM »

Alex's game is pretty stupid.

I agree. The cryptic sea guys are excellent at courting controversy. It seems to be one of their primary PR tactics, and while its not something I really agree with, it seems to have served them well, so I don't see any reason for them to stop.
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« Reply #15 on: January 08, 2009, 12:08:35 PM »

Wasn't You Have To Burn The Rope a bitter commentary itself on how Portal was successful despite being a spoon-fed puzzle with a catchy tune at the end?

I was always assuming that it was just a translation of the much older browser game Quest for the Crown, into the platforming genre.

I'm a little baffled at the "Innovation" nomination as well, but whatever.  Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: January 08, 2009, 01:08:59 PM »

Alex's game is pretty stupid.

I agree. The cryptic sea guys are excellent at courting controversy. It seems to be one of their primary PR tactics, and while its not something I really agree with, it seems to have served them well, so I don't see any reason for them to stop.

how so?
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« Reply #17 on: January 08, 2009, 03:33:26 PM »

Wasn't You Have To Burn The Rope a bitter commentary itself on how Portal was successful despite being a spoon-fed puzzle with a catchy tune at the end?

I was always assuming that it was just a translation of the much older browser game Quest for the Crown, into the platforming genre.

I'm a little baffled at the "Innovation" nomination as well, but whatever.  Smiley
I never liked burn the rope that much. Sure it's a satirical poke at the current trend in video games, but it had such low production values and was so blasted short that it was hardly a game. More of a digital toy. Heck, I think I spend more time checking out the credits than I did playing the game the first time because I expected something, ANYTHING more than that.

So I didn't like the game in the first place, but then there's the IGN nomination. Way to set the bar, guys. Practically just laid it on the ground. Why not just put a banner on your site that says "minimum spec = Viral". It's a wonder Super Obama World didn't get a nod too.
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« Reply #18 on: January 08, 2009, 03:59:54 PM »

Alex's game is pretty stupid.

I agree. The cryptic sea guys are excellent at courting controversy. It seems to be one of their primary PR tactics, and while its not something I really agree with, it seems to have served them well, so I don't see any reason for them to stop.

how so?

I guess I was really just referring to C*nt, which upon reconsideration, wasn't actually a cryptic sea release. So rather than trying to debate that point, I'll let it go. I am just a very conflict-averse person, so I find the attack (which I guess is really just a parody, but due to its timing, is easily interpreted as an attack) on another indie developer disappointing. While I agree that, perhaps YHTBTR didn't deserve the award for innovation, in my mind it doesn't reflect well on you guys that this is how you deal with your game not being picked. Rather than complimenting the up and coming developers who really do deserve these awards you guys chose to pick on the one developer who's game isn't quite up to your standards.
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« Reply #19 on: January 08, 2009, 04:39:47 PM »

I never liked burn the rope that much. Sure it's a satirical poke at the current trend in video games, but it had such low production values and was so blasted short that it was hardly a game. More of a digital toy. Heck, I think I spend more time checking out the credits than I did playing the game the first time because I expected something, ANYTHING more than that.

So I didn't like the game in the first place, but then there's the IGN nomination. Way to set the bar, guys. Practically just laid it on the ground. Why not just put a banner on your site that says "minimum spec = Viral". It's a wonder Super Obama World didn't get a nod too.
As someone who thinks YHTBTR is absolutely brilliant, I still don't understand the backlash against it.  I mean, if it's not your sense of humour then fine, but for me that was probably the funniest game I've ever played; it's literally had me on the floor a couple of times.  The simplicity isn't a problem, and given what the game was about I don't think the low-polish was much of a problem either (and guys, come on, there are piles of games with FAR lower polish than YHTBTR).  Really, I think YHTBTR is all about sense of humour and taste, and if you don't "get it," while enough other people do, then there's some natural bitterness there/"these guys are idiots for liking this."

So yeah, I think it totally deserves the innovation award because it does innovate; innovation in gaming really should look like something that's hardly "gaming as we know it," and I think YHTBTR qualifies as that.
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