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Games Created Over the Years

Posted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 8:15 am
by rotter
I had a quick count of ADRIFT games created over the years by version, as listed on my Delron ADRIFT games page.

It does include AIF games but doesn't include any that I haven't got a creation year for (12 games).

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ADRIFT  Version                         
Year    3.8     3.9     4       5       Total
 
1999    3                               3
2000    8       4       3               15
2001            73      13              86
2002            34      54              88
2003            36      55              91
2004            25      73              98
2005            12      65              77
2006            13      46              59
2007            5       23              28
2008            5       37              42
2009            2       44              46
2010            3       23              26
2011            3       15      12      30
2012                    7       22      29
2013                            3       3
 
Total   11      215     458     37      721
 
 
I think you could say we have seen a bit of a decline in ADRIFT games this year - unless of course we get a late flurry of creations.

Re: Games Created Over the Years

Posted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 9:30 am
by David Whyld
From a peak of 98 to a low of 3 - ADRIFT's certainly lost a lot over the years. I think it's interesting to see that as many games were written with V5 in 2013 (3) as were written with V3.9 in 2011, over a decade after it first came out, and twice as many V4 games came out in 2012 as V5 games in 2013.

I wonder if 2014 will be the first year since 1998 when there aren't any ADRIFT games released?

Re: Games Created Over the Years

Posted: Sun Dec 29, 2013 4:06 pm
by rotter
Nothing released? Well, we can't let that happen can we? Does it matter?

Re: Games Created Over the Years

Posted: Sun Dec 29, 2013 6:50 pm
by P/o Prune
Not if I can help it :wink:
I hope to release D-Day this year.

Re: Games Created Over the Years

Posted: Mon Dec 30, 2013 6:14 am
by Lazzah
David Whyld wrote:From a peak of 98 to a low of 3 - ADRIFT's certainly lost a lot over the years. I think it's interesting to see that as many games were written with V5 in 2013 (3) as were written with V3.9 in 2011, over a decade after it first came out, and twice as many V4 games came out in 2012 as V5 games in 2013.

I wonder if 2014 will be the first year since 1998 when there aren't any ADRIFT games released?
That will not happen. My re-write of "The Axe of Kolt" is being playtested at the moment and will be released in 2014.

Re: Games Created Over the Years

Posted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 5:10 am
by zohaa
I have a sneaking feeling that it won't be me, though I did actually make a start on something - I feel very out of my depth these days!

Re: Games Created Over the Years

Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 4:25 pm
by Lumin
Zohaa, you seem to have necroed a year old thread. Though it's not like the situation has changed significantly from this time last year, of course, so I guess everything said still applies.

Pretty depressing statistics...seems like everything started going downhill after 2004 or so. Which was the year I joined. Huh.

...sorry for accidentally killing ADRIFT with my presence, guys. Image

Re: Games Created Over the Years

Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 4:38 pm
by Campbell
It's probably all those awards you won.

Speaking of which, do you think we should have another comp sometime. Hasn't been an ADRIFT specific one for ages...

Re: Games Created Over the Years

Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 4:53 pm
by Lumin
Campbell wrote: Speaking of which, do you think we should have another comp sometime. Hasn't been an ADRIFT specific one for ages...
I'd be all for it if we could manage to get enough people interested. That was actually the main reason I dropped by just now, I wanted to see if there was any Ectocomp games/discussion. (Then I was like, 'oh, right, I forgot, that other forum stole it.' :( )

Meanwhile, I missed the 'sometime in October' release date for a smallish project I'm working on, but there's still hope it'll see the light sometime this year. I'm basically only able to really sit down and spend quality time with my computer on Sundays though and it's such a headache trying to remember what I was in the middle of trying to implement and just where I left off every time. :x

Re: Games Created Over the Years

Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 4:58 pm
by Campbell
Ok. Well I'll have a think about a theme, and come up with a competition. :)

Re: Games Created Over the Years

Posted: Thu Nov 20, 2014 1:39 am
by Lumin
Cool. :)

Though keeping in mind the holidays right around the corner, I'd advise either a generous deadline or something that lets us write small games.

If for whatever reason you're having trouble thinking of something, I'll just toss in a random idea: I've benen thinking it might be fun to see what could be done with just 'adrift' as the theme. (as in adrift at sea). I guess that image rthat loads up with the developer is part of the inspiration there...