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I have gone from thinking about it, to officially started on working on an entry. Hopefully I will release "The Sidewinder Affair" in time. :cool:
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rotter wrote:You might find that the spelling and grammar of a teenager are better than someone of advanced years.

Me grandma is terribold.

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My grammar is decent, but my spelling is attrotiouss
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Hensman Int'l wrote:I have gone from thinking about it, to officially started on working on an entry. Hopefully I will release "The Sidewinder Affair" in time. :cool:

Sweet! It's kinda more fun playing new contest entry stuff than selecting a game from a long list of archived games like I've been doing off and on over the years. Can't wait to play all your games!




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David Whyld wrote:
MikeDesert wrote:Actually I'd find it hard t review stuff without knowing the age of the writer -obviously someone my age (38) should be held up to a higher standard than a 14 year old...

I don't think age should be a relevant factor; a game ought to be judged on its own merits and not who wrote it.

True, either something sucks or it doesn't. On the other hand when I first started drawing and entering local comic book store drawing contests in 3rd grade, if the judge said "this is terrible- the artist doesn't even know where the deltoid meets the back", I'd have been shattered and discouraged.
Thankfully they were very nice and encouraging...and a couple times gave me undeserved small prizes. Now I do art for a living...




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How did this thread get to be so hilarious?

I don't know if I made it clear Prune, but I am working on my entry. Today I left pre-production to start assembling in ADRIFT. The game is called Mangiasaur. There will be many insects.
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Also, I am 6 years old.
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I actually have a contest question!

<< 2 endings

2 minimum? Is it OK if I have 3?
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MikeDesert wrote:I actually have a contest question!

<< 2 endings

2 minimum? Is it OK if I have 3?
no.. 2 endings only...

And someone asked me if getting the player killed was to be considered an ending... it's not...
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* 5 objects that is essential for solving the game


Should have asked this sooner, but... does this mean objects that need to be found to solve the game? Or does that include objects in the possession of the player at the start of the game?
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Hensman Int'l wrote:Should have asked this sooner, but... does this mean objects that need to be found to solve the game? Or does that include objects in the possession of the player at the start of the game?
The player can either carry or wear the objects at the beginning of the game. Or you can spread them out through the game if you prefer.
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Oy vey! Let's try the question again, but in detail...

Is the challenge saying ONLY 5 Active objects?
What about containers? Static objects? Red herrings?
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Hensman Int'l wrote:Oy vey! Let's try the question again, but in detail...

Is the challenge saying ONLY 5 Active objects?
What about containers? Static objects? Red herrings?
5 Active objects....

Meaning objects needed to solve the adventure.
You can have as many other objects as you wish, such as red herrings etc.

One of the rules in IF is that every object described in a location should be examinable. So it would be wrong to include those in the 5 objects.
If you have a container that is essential for the solving of the game, that container would be considered one of the 5 "active" objects.
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Po. Prune wrote:I know.. I'm such a nosy person... ;)
But has anyone decided to participate in the Challenge?
God, I would but Crystal Caverns 2011 is taking all my time from playing it using an Apple // emulator and taking all that and putting into ADRIFT 4.

Next time I'll enter. I promise! ;)

Have some ideas for SMALL games too. ;)
DONE (for ADRIFT 5.0.21)
- Jabberwocky: The Untold Story!
- Birth Of The Phoenix, 1981 by Phoenix. Ver3.
- Palace In Thunderland, 1981 by Micro Lab
- Fraktured Faebles, 1985 by American Eagle (graphic IF)
COMING:
- Pillage Village, 1984
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OK, who wants to send me some meth so I can stay up one night this week and get my "game" done?? Man...not enough hours in the day. I'm 80% sure I'll get it done... :oh-no:
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If you ask nicely, maybe Po. Prune will extend the competition deadline.
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