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Halloween, Po3, Treasure! 2009-10-28 15:29:43 Reply

I'm in the final stretch of the Treasure Hunt entries. The deadline for suggestions is today and I'm not encouraging any more submissions after browsing literally thousands (?!) of movies and games this month. Found lots of goodies, though! Thank you to everyone who helped!

To celebrate Halloween we're giving the Game of the Week space to Halloween Flash-Off entries!

Next week will return to the Game of the Week, which brings me to the elephant in the room; YES, there are still amazing Power of Three games in the works! For those just joining us, Power of Three was a summer event where artists, programmers and musicians joined forces to make the most epic line-up of Flash games EVER. A lot of Po3 teams never got their ideas off the ground, while others are still trudging forward.

I regret we have yet to relaunch Alphas as a promotional tool for Po3 projects but Alphas are still on the way and games in progress should have a chance to use them this year.

I'll admit I hoped for Po3 to turn out a lot better than it has, but there are still great success stories. Toss the Turtle resulted from a Po3 partnership, albeit they got sidetracked and made Toss the Turtle as a side project. Cave of Wonders brought us another great Luis / BoMToons partnership and Edmund's Time Fcuk gave our sharing API a long-awaited test run, after we missed the deadlines for Meatboy and Spewer.

It's been a rocky start but it's a positive move towards more artist / programmer / musician partnerships. We've tried to keep that momentum going with our weekly game sponsorships, although we can't nail the trifecta every time. At the least I hope it's encouraging more people to give it a shot and the bar for Flash games will continue to rise.

Leaving no stone unturned, we're planning an even crazier event around the production of movies. It will combine writers, artists, animators, musicians and voice actors in a structured competition that spans several phases. It's something I've been keeping tucked away in anticipation of a Writing Portal, but for now we might just have to settle for opening a Writing Forum, much like how the Art Forum prepared for the Art Portal. More on that in the coming weeks, we still have our massive summer/fall project to complete.

But enough about all that...

Time is running out to snag Nathan's Dad 'n Me Plush and Mask! There are only 100 in existence and they are running out.

Now is a better time than ever to order, because each order comes with a free Meatboy sticker! You can see it at the store. It's die-cut and UV coated to survive in the sun, unlike meat!


This is the game JohnnyUtah and I have been working on.

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Response to Halloween, Po3, Treasure! 2009-10-28 15:31:29 Reply

COOLLL!!!!!


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Response to Halloween, Po3, Treasure! 2009-10-28 15:32:15 Reply

It's just been tough for a lot of us that haven't made complete games before.


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Response to Halloween, Po3, Treasure! 2009-10-28 15:32:48 Reply

At 10/28/09 03:29 PM, TomFulp wrote: It's something I've been keeping tucked away in anticipation of a Writing Portal, but for now we might just have to settle for opening a Writing Forum, much like how the Art Forum prepared for the Art Portal.

Oh hell yes!

The Writing Portal will be so awesome when it finally comes out, I can't wait.


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Response to Halloween, Po3, Treasure! 2009-10-28 15:36:07 Reply

At 10/28/09 03:32 PM, RobHalford wrote: It's just been tough for a lot of us that haven't made complete games before.

Agreed... The important thing is that everyone is gaining EXPERIENCE. And I know that sounds hokey, but you don't get anywhere if you don't start somewhere.

I have been beating myself up a lot this fall over things we could have done better to get a better outcome with Po3, but I don't want to cry all over the BBS. We will keep improving and refining the concept and we'll have more success in the future.


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Response to Halloween, Po3, Treasure! 2009-10-28 15:36:28 Reply

Wrinting Forum?!?!?!?

I dont need Photoshop for that!

-Happy Face-


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Response to Halloween, Po3, Treasure! 2009-10-28 15:37:07 Reply

ahoy there captain


WHY YES

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Response to Halloween, Po3, Treasure! 2009-10-28 15:39:46 Reply

Will there be CANDY CORN?!?!


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Response to Halloween, Po3, Treasure! 2009-10-28 15:40:34 Reply

At 10/28/09 03:36 PM, TomFulp wrote: I have been beating myself up a lot this fall over things we could have done better to get a better outcome with Po3, but I don't want to cry all over the BBS. We will keep improving and refining the concept and we'll have more success in the future.

Don't feel bad Tom, it wasn't your fault.


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Response to Halloween, Po3, Treasure! 2009-10-28 15:40:34 Reply

At 10/28/09 03:39 PM, HighWayStar365 wrote: Will there be CANDY CORN?!?!

We're still working on a feature for that.


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Response to Halloween, Po3, Treasure! 2009-10-28 15:40:59 Reply

A Writing Portal?! That is awesome.
I wonder what is next.

One question. When will we know the results of Treasure Hunting?

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Response to Halloween, Po3, Treasure! 2009-10-28 15:42:49 Reply

I'm still waiting for holiday flash awards. That would be so cool.


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Response to Halloween, Po3, Treasure! 2009-10-28 15:42:52 Reply

At 10/28/09 03:40 PM, Matija27 wrote: One question. When will we know the results of Treasure Hunting?

I have to finish going through, then the HARD part will be condensing my notes, which are loooong. I want to wrap it up within a week though.


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Response to Halloween, Po3, Treasure! 2009-10-28 15:43:49 Reply

Loving the movie production idea! Seems like it'll give a lot of people a chance to get some exposure. I don't think Tomar, Ego and Hans can voice act EVERYTHING. So hooray for me.


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Response to Halloween, Po3, Treasure! 2009-10-28 15:46:37 Reply

People outta send more angry messages to Foreverkul to get at coding Po3 game -.-"

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Response to Halloween, Po3, Treasure! 2009-10-28 15:48:36 Reply

Cool


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Response to Halloween, Po3, Treasure! 2009-10-28 15:48:46 Reply

What this thing about movies or whatever? :3

Also will that thing on the frontpage say Bloody Sundae or will it be like a few different halloween submissions?

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Response to Halloween, Po3, Treasure! 2009-10-28 15:51:52 Reply

At 10/28/09 03:29 PM, TomFulp wrote: but for now we might just have to settle for opening a Writing Forum

My asshole just expanded a few inches in diameter.
I would like very much please


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Response to Halloween, Po3, Treasure! 2009-10-28 15:53:05 Reply

Smug motherfucker...

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Response to Halloween, Po3, Treasure! 2009-10-28 15:55:05 Reply

I'm looking forward to the results of the treasure hunt and the upcoming writing forum/portal!

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Response to Halloween, Po3, Treasure! 2009-10-28 15:59:05 Reply

I was pretty busy this summer, didn't have much time for flash, unfortunately.

Nearly Halloween though, w0ot!


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Response to Halloween, Po3, Treasure! 2009-10-28 16:01:22 Reply

Really looking forward to the movie project! Hard part will be getting people that don't drop out halfway through it. How long are you planning on letting that contest run?


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Response to Halloween, Po3, Treasure! 2009-10-28 16:01:22 Reply

Hot stuff, Tom. Hot stuff...


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Response to Halloween, Po3, Treasure! 2009-10-28 16:03:04 Reply

Don't worry Tom, there's still people working on big projects *wink*

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Response to Halloween, Po3, Treasure! 2009-10-28 16:05:05 Reply

I have another submission for the treasure hunt! It's called "Up Butt Coconut."

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Response to Halloween, Po3, Treasure! 2009-10-28 16:11:27 Reply

AWESOME!

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Response to Halloween, Po3, Treasure! 2009-10-28 16:11:30 Reply

yes all these games have inspired me. Pico's school still inspires me today to create such possible games. I'm in the process of making a really great game at the moment. Probably the best game i'll ever make...


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Response to Halloween, Po3, Treasure! 2009-10-28 16:15:46 Reply

At 10/28/09 03:29 PM, TomFulp wrote: Leaving no stone unturned, we're planning an even crazier event around the production of movies. It will combine writers, artists, animators, musicians and voice actors in a structured competition that spans several phases.

Whoa, that in itself sounds awesome. I've wanted to contribute something proper for so long, but I don't have any animating or art-related talent. I wouldn't know the first thing about serious game production, but I've seriously been thinking about ideas for short films for a little while. As always, I'll keep my eyes on that little space at the top of each forum.

It's something I've been keeping tucked away in anticipation of a Writing Portal, but for now we might just have to settle for opening a Writing Forum, much like how the Art Forum prepared for the Art Portal. More on that in the coming weeks, we still have our massive summer/fall project to complete.

I'm very happy to read that, as much as I'm obviously aware that user-created literature oppurtunities (obviously, deservedly) will take a back-seat to the stuff you guys have got going. I've talked to lots of people about this before actually, and I was thinking that a similar strategy to the art portal/forum could come out.

I'm just psyched to see some official stuff on the whole process. It's not something that's going to be easy, at least I certainly don't think so, you guys are probably well aware of it all. That's me in brief, before I start erupting into, "WE COULD DO THIS AND THAT!", "WE COULD HAVE PUBLISHED ANTHOLOGIES IN THE STORE AND EVERYTHING!", etc.

Good evening to you sirs.

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Response to Halloween, Po3, Treasure! 2009-10-28 16:17:18 Reply

I'm definitely gonna be a writer for the next event! Can't wait Tom!


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Response to Halloween, Po3, Treasure! 2009-10-28 16:17:55 Reply

You forgot to mention I'm making a giant medals game, Tom.... WTF?

Nah jut kiddn'. Can't wait for more PO3!!!!!!

happy harry's is most interesting to me at the moment....