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Response to Stencyl Jam 2014 Mar. 24th, 2014 @ 11:21 PM Reply

Hey Tom, does "by March 28th" mean I can release the game that day, or does it have to be before the 28th? If I wind up finishing, it's gonna be down to the wire so I'd like to know for sure.

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Response to Stencyl Jam 2014 Mar. 25th, 2014 @ 10:57 AM Reply

At 3/24/14 11:21 PM, Kcori wrote: Hey Tom, does "by March 28th" mean I can release the game that day, or does it have to be before the 28th? If I wind up finishing, it's gonna be down to the wire so I'd like to know for sure.

You can release on March 28th!


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

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Response to Stencyl Jam 2014 Mar. 25th, 2014 @ 05:22 PM Reply

At 3/25/14 10:57 AM, TomFulp wrote:
At 3/24/14 11:21 PM, Kcori wrote: Hey Tom, does "by March 28th" mean I can release the game that day, or does it have to be before the 28th? If I wind up finishing, it's gonna be down to the wire so I'd like to know for sure.
You can release on March 28th!

Great. Thanks!

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Response to Stencyl Jam 2014 Mar. 25th, 2014 @ 07:11 PM Reply

My entry is finally up. Haha

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Response to Stencyl Jam 2014 Mar. 25th, 2014 @ 07:37 PM Reply

At 3/25/14 10:57 AM, TomFulp wrote:
At 3/24/14 11:21 PM, Kcori wrote: Hey Tom, does "by March 28th" mean I can release the game that day, or does it have to be before the 28th? If I wind up finishing, it's gonna be down to the wire so I'd like to know for sure.
You can release on March 28th!

Hi Tom. I have a follow up question to Kcori's question. I'll probably be pretty much done by the 28th, but can I still make minor updates after that time, if it is necessary?

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Response to Stencyl Jam 2014 Mar. 25th, 2014 @ 09:24 PM Reply

At 3/25/14 10:57 AM, TomFulp wrote:
At 3/24/14 11:21 PM, Kcori wrote: Hey Tom, does "by March 28th" mean I can release the game that day, or does it have to be before the 28th? If I wind up finishing, it's gonna be down to the wire so I'd like to know for sure.
You can release on March 28th!

Is there a specific hour and time zone that submissions are due on March 28th, or do I just go by midnight in my own time zone? I'm going to need every hour I can get, since I started the jam so late...

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Response to Stencyl Jam 2014 Mar. 26th, 2014 @ 08:52 AM Reply

At 3/25/14 07:37 PM, LucidShadowDreamer wrote: Hi Tom. I have a follow up question to Kcori's question. I'll probably be pretty much done by the 28th, but can I still make minor updates after that time, if it is necessary?

Yup, you can still make updates after release!


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

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Response to Stencyl Jam 2014 Mar. 26th, 2014 @ 08:53 AM Reply

At 3/25/14 09:24 PM, HelpThePoor wrote: Is there a specific hour and time zone that submissions are due on March 28th, or do I just go by midnight in my own time zone? I'm going to need every hour I can get, since I started the jam so late...

Midnight in your time zone should be fine!


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

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Response to Stencyl Jam 2014 Mar. 26th, 2014 @ 09:12 AM Reply

Good. I should be able to get everything done just in time. It will be interesting to see the results of this contest. I already have three favourites among the submissions, and it will be difficult to top any of them! Good luck, everyone, just a few more days to go!

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Response to Stencyl Jam 2014 Mar. 26th, 2014 @ 05:24 PM Reply

Hi, can you add my game to the Stencyl Jam page please.

thanks.

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Response to Stencyl Jam 2014 Mar. 27th, 2014 @ 05:37 PM Reply

When i try to upload a game (.swf) all it says:

Unable to create storage directory for this project at /net/ngstore01/srv/ng_www/tfulp/html/upload/projects/758000/758314/. /file/

Am i doing something wrong? Same happens if I try to upload a game icon...

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Response to Stencyl Jam 2014 Mar. 27th, 2014 @ 05:49 PM Reply

At 3/27/14 05:37 PM, thinkster6 wrote: When i try to upload a game (.swf) all it says:

Unable to create storage directory for this project at /net/ngstore01/srv/ng_www/tfulp/html/upload/projects/758000/758314/. /file/

Am i doing something wrong? Same happens if I try to upload a game icon...

This is a bug that cropped up during some updates this afternoon - hoping to be resolved shortly!


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

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Response to Stencyl Jam 2014 Mar. 27th, 2014 @ 06:04 PM Reply

At 3/27/14 05:37 PM, thinkster6 wrote: When i try to upload a game (.swf) all it says:

Unable to create storage directory for this project at /net/ngstore01/srv/ng_www/tfulp/html/upload/projects/758000/758314/. /file/

Am i doing something wrong? Same happens if I try to upload a game icon...

This is fixed now, sorry about that!


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

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Response to Stencyl Jam 2014 Mar. 27th, 2014 @ 06:24 PM Reply

Cool, cheers!

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Response to Stencyl Jam 2014 Mar. 27th, 2014 @ 09:56 PM Reply

Despite my best efforts, I won't be able to finish my game in time. I mean, I could rush it, but I'd be kicking myself over how much better the game could have been given more time. I should have started the game a month ago rather than waiting until the Monday before the deadline, haha.

I look forward to playing all the games. Looks like there might be some really cool entries this time around.

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Response to Stencyl Jam 2014 Mar. 28th, 2014 @ 09:44 AM Reply

Just finished my game this morning! :D
Neko-Pakku Crash!

Does anybody happen to know if uploading an updated version of your game removes or resets the save data? I noticed that while working on the game via the project manager, my save data would always reset to defaults when i uploaded a newer version of it... so i was wondering if that was something that only happened while the game is unpublished.


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Response to Stencyl Jam 2014 Mar. 28th, 2014 @ 10:20 AM Reply

At 3/27/14 09:56 PM, Kcori wrote: Despite my best efforts, I won't be able to finish my game in time. I mean, I could rush it, but I'd be kicking myself over how much better the game could have been given more time. I should have started the game a month ago rather than waiting until the Monday before the deadline, haha.

Bummer! Will still look forward to seeing what it is whenever it ends up being finished!


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

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Response to Stencyl Jam 2014 Mar. 28th, 2014 @ 10:21 AM Reply

At 3/28/14 09:44 AM, Blood-Fury wrote: Just finished my game this morning! :D
Neko-Pakku Crash!

Does anybody happen to know if uploading an updated version of your game removes or resets the save data? I noticed that while working on the game via the project manager, my save data would always reset to defaults when i uploaded a newer version of it... so i was wondering if that was something that only happened while the game is unpublished.

Typically, save data is reset if you change the name of your SWF file - were you uploading it with a new file name each time, such as incremental numbers?


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

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Response to Stencyl Jam 2014 Mar. 28th, 2014 @ 10:33 AM Reply

How many hours are we saying till D-day? There's still so much stuff I'd like to add...

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Response to Stencyl Jam 2014 Mar. 28th, 2014 @ 10:36 AM Reply

At 3/28/14 10:33 AM, darrigaz wrote: How many hours are we saying till D-day? There's still so much stuff I'd like to add...

I said before to not worry about time zones but I suppose an exact cut-off would be nice... Does 3am EST / 12am PST sound fine? The reality is you could get away with sneaking in improvements over the weekend, but your submission date should preferably be 3/28 or early hours of 3/29.


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

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Response to Stencyl Jam 2014 Mar. 28th, 2014 @ 10:53 AM Reply

At 3/28/14 10:21 AM, TomFulp wrote:
At 3/28/14 09:44 AM, Blood-Fury wrote: Just finished my game this morning! :D
Neko-Pakku Crash!

Does anybody happen to know if uploading an updated version of your game removes or resets the save data? I noticed that while working on the game via the project manager, my save data would always reset to defaults when i uploaded a newer version of it... so i was wondering if that was something that only happened while the game is unpublished.
Typically, save data is reset if you change the name of your SWF file - were you uploading it with a new file name each time, such as incremental numbers?

Oh yeah that's exactly what i was doing. Thanks! I was under the impression for whatever reason, that the upload system ignored the replaced file if it had the exact same name (and or file size), so i started putting "v101,v102,v103,... in my file name.


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Response to Stencyl Jam 2014 Mar. 28th, 2014 @ 12:44 PM Reply

Unfortunately, my submission won't be made for the jam. What we've decided to do though is make it into a bigger, better full game instead. I think it'll be worth the trade off.

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Response to Stencyl Jam 2014 Mar. 28th, 2014 @ 03:35 PM Reply

Alright! I finally uploaded my game! I will write more about it on my profile tomorrow; I regrettably don't have time today :3

  • D-Pression
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Response to Stencyl Jam 2014 Mar. 28th, 2014 @ 10:12 PM Reply

At 3/28/14 12:44 PM, VoidForce wrote: Unfortunately, my submission won't be made for the jam. What we've decided to do though is make it into a bigger, better full game instead. I think it'll be worth the trade off.

I've decided the same thing for my game as well. There's no point in uploading a very short, bug-filled game with minimum game mechanics when I can make a much bigger and funner game with some more time. I wish I had been paying more attention to Tom's posts, cause then I would have had 5 weeks instead of just 2 weeks to try and make a game. Oh well, I hope to do more game jams in the future, and maybe then I can win something (yeah right!).

I look forward to playing all of the games from this jam, though. It's been fun!

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Response to Stencyl Jam 2014 Mar. 29th, 2014 @ 01:00 AM Reply

Here is my game (: ! My first solo game how excitement.

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Can you add it into the collection page?

Thanks!


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Response to Stencyl Jam 2014 Mar. 29th, 2014 @ 02:16 AM Reply

As I upload this, it is 11:10 PM (PDT), so I'm barely making the deadline, if not late. LOL.

I created this game in one day so I didn't have enough time to make my own art and used the kit. I basically just took one of the demos and mod it to my liking.

So I put a lot of effort into the game mechanic which I thought was really interesting. Hope you enjoy.

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Response to Stencyl Jam 2014 Mar. 29th, 2014 @ 02:36 AM Reply

http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/636578

Finished it just in time! I hope you guys like it.

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Response to Stencyl Jam 2014 Mar. 29th, 2014 @ 06:51 AM Reply

Got my game in just under the wire it passed through judgement some time in the night!

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Any idea when the list of jam games will be updated? I'm looking forward to playing through them all (and seeing mine nestled in there somewhere.)

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Response to Stencyl Jam 2014 Mar. 29th, 2014 @ 08:19 AM Reply

At 3/28/14 03:35 PM, LucidShadowDreamer wrote: Alright! I finally uploaded my game! I will write more about it on my profile tomorrow; I regrettably don't have time today :3
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/636530

Oh, and I'd appreciate if my game was added to the collection page! :D

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Response to Stencyl Jam 2014 Mar. 29th, 2014 @ 11:27 AM Reply

I hail from stencyl bringing thanks and appreciation for you(Tom, and who ever else at newgrounds made this possible) holding this jam. I had been in a bit of a slump and this jam helped motivate me to work on a new project and complete it, and hopefully more to come.

I also wasn't familiar with newgrounds before. I had no idea it wasn't just another flash game portal. There's so much here!... I guess I'm kind of late to the party, huh?