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Game Ideas / Re: Killing the Magic by Making Games
« on: May 06, 2011, 10:43:11 am »
I think it's with most things rather then video games. I've heard of people who specialize in Typography walking down the street and start analyze every bit of text they see. Basically like a magic trick, once you know how it works it becomes to obvious whenever you see it that you stop enjoying it.

It's a good and bad thing really. I can see this helping developers get past the cliche level design problems and working on something different (I've noticed in some recent horror movies that the mirror or door slowly closes doesn't always show the monster behind the victim, good for them, they are learning).

It isn't just FPS's really, I've noticed patterns with RPG and Adventure games as well. Both old and new games you can figure out where a hidden door might be or where treasure/enemy would be just from the layout of the level and experience, since a lot of newer games inherit ideas from older games it makes it much more predicable. This is really noticeable with the survival horror genre, which is the hardest style to make well.

I just think the main problem is the idea of "If it worked back then and people really liked it then it should work now" or even a beginner game creator putting in ideas of worn out mechanics because they played them many times before and it is stuck in their heads.

It's hard to create new ideas but when you discover something you've never seen before it just blows your mind thinking "how did they do that". You can actually stop thinking about the developing side and enjoy the game if you focus something else. Ignorance is bliss~

Chit-Chat / Re: Stencyl Artist Trading Card (ATC) Swap!
« on: May 03, 2011, 08:47:56 am »
So everyone mailed their cards in? I tried those watercolor pencils for the first time on some of these so I had to throw some pencil in as well :o

If we do this again then my cards should be much better then the first rounds.

Game Ideas / Re: Leveling up in RPGs
« on: April 27, 2011, 07:42:51 pm »
I generally was never annoyed by leveling up in RPG's, just random battles annoyed me the most. My first MMORPG I played had a system that I still think was a great idea (but they replaced it with a point system, long story) which was a skill system that leveled up per usage. Basically each skill had it's own exp bar and it made a lot of sense in some ways, the practice makes perfect way.The only thing I ever cared about was getting new abilities or skills, I could care less how high of a level my character was.

Some games make leveling fun. Tales of Symphonia? was the only game I wanted to get over 100+ in levels, just for the title and to me there wasn't really any grind since the battles are really fun that I never noticed it. The only reason I would hate leveling up is if it stalled the progression of the story.

Chit-Chat / Re: Stencyl Artist Trading Card (ATC) Swap!
« on: April 26, 2011, 10:25:23 pm »

ChibiCat has let me know she's mailed her cards,
Should be "he's" and "his." First Chibicat wasn't getting PMs and now this. I think I should send a virtual hug to Chibicat.

Somebody remembered, I think I'm going to cry. Nah, It happens so often that I stopped correcting people a long time ago, and it's the internet so it doesn't matter anyway. I think almost everyone got my gender wrong at least the first time. Lulz

I just realized that I have Expert Stencyler? It this an error or something, this cheap netbook must be playing tricks on me.

Old Bugs (1.x/2.x) / Re: Private Resources Not That Private
« on: April 20, 2011, 04:22:35 pm »
I can't seem to find anything with a lock on it, so I'm not sure if it is fixed or something like that.

Also, I can't really download any other resources other then the packs in both the 9.0 and 9.1 versions. I'll have to figure out why, it's a bother because I can't test Behaviors without downloading them, lol.

Chit-Chat / Re: Stencyl Artist Trading Card (ATC) Swap!
« on: April 18, 2011, 12:51:09 pm »
An extension would be nice :3

I didn't see that one, oops.

This is just for fun, this in no way effects the outcome of the actual judging.

Just for fun I thought we could have the community vote on their favorite contest games since this is the longest running contest so far.

I made the poll before the actual judging so the official winner won't influence this poll.

Before you vote, please play ALL of the games.

Resolved Questions / Re: How is this website funded?
« on: April 13, 2011, 09:06:19 pm »
To clarify, my post was pointing out that Darkhog told all of us that he Googles porn.

It was the funniest post in the forums so far.

Chit-Chat / Re: Stencyl Artist Trading Card (ATC) Swap!
« on: April 09, 2011, 11:20:31 pm »
No, I got it too.

Re: Stencyl ATC Swap
« Sent to: Hectate, Strasteo, almyki, NobodyX on: Yesterday

Looks like it was sent everyone but Chibicat.

Ouch.... I think i'll go cry in the corner now....

Chit-Chat / Re: Video Game Reviews
« on: April 09, 2011, 07:06:10 pm »
Pokemon Yellow was a great game, I remember it. Try reviewing those old Nintendo RPGs no one touches anymore, like SMRPG and Earthbound. You'd really like Earthbound if you found a english ROM and a decent SNES emulator.

Terranigma is a great game too but hardly anyone knows of it. Play one Pokemon game you pretty much know the rest of them, although the originals are the best.

Chit-Chat / Re: Stencyl Artist Trading Card (ATC) Swap!
« on: April 09, 2011, 10:30:10 am »
Okay, this group PM thing is wonky.  I did read all of those messages, but I distinctly remember replying after reading Hectate's message (and I am certain that I clicked 'Reply All').  No one got that one?

I don't even remember what I said in it. @_@  But yes, I am perfectly fine with an extension.

I got Almyki's before I got Hectate's, so when she asked if I got Hectate's mail I was like, waaaaaat?

Extension is ok for me, I got like 5 final projects to do and only 2 tests, lol.

If you mailed one to me, I don't have it yet Bunny.

Chit-Chat / Re: Well, It's Been A Long Time!
« on: April 06, 2011, 02:35:20 pm »
Funny how I don't remember you but I totally remember that avatar, lol.

Chit-Chat / Re: Stencyl Artist Trading Card (ATC) Swap!
« on: April 03, 2011, 12:05:50 pm »
8 days left, how is everyone holding up? I haven't gotten the information yet Almyki.

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