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Response to Power of Four Summer Game Dev Event 2014-06-12 03:58:05 Reply

At 6/11/14 08:34 PM, squidly wrote: You try finding me one person outside of Daisuke Amaya who knows music, programming, AND art.

Me, cloudeater, havegum... I'm sure there's more...


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Response to Power of Four Summer Game Dev Event 2014-06-12 04:55:15 Reply

At 6/12/14 03:58 AM, J-qb wrote:
At 6/11/14 08:34 PM, squidly wrote: You try finding me one person outside of Daisuke Amaya who knows music, programming, AND art.
Me, cloudeater, havegum... I'm sure there's more...

With all due respect, all three of you seem to have credits that are collabs on the programming end, and the what isn't is a platformer.

In other words, it's very, very, rare to find someone who can do all three to a satisfactory level. If you're sort of good with music you're holding the musician back, if you're sort of good with art then the artist is going to have to correct you, if you're sort of good with programming then there's not much chance you'll be able to read what the programmer's doing.

In other words, four is too much, odd numbers work best, three is golden.


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Response to Power of Four Summer Game Dev Event 2014-06-12 05:49:45 Reply

i know its really rough but the idea is there.

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Response to Power of Four Summer Game Dev Event 2014-06-12 06:28:00 Reply

At 6/12/14 05:49 AM, LegolaSS wrote: i know its really rough but the idea is there.

In my experience most idea guys have some ideas that are far over complicated, and artist who have worked with programmers usually know what standards to work by, and are also pretty creative.

A lot of collabs fall through because of people backing out in the middle of a project and the more people there are in the project the more likely someone will let you down.

I think a 3 vs. 4 contest as Tom described would be great as some people already have a 4 person team that they can depend on, but the most I've ever worked with successfully was an artist, a musician and myself as the programmer.

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Response to Power of Four Summer Game Dev Event 2014-06-12 06:37:17 Reply

At 6/11/14 05:44 PM, TomFulp wrote: I like that concept!

And agreed about the importance of a writer / designer / puzzle guy. It's something I've generally gone without but right now I'm working on a game where I feel like a level designer in particular could really help sort some things out. Maybe these event will ferret out some people like that - they can be hard to find if they don't have any established work.

Yeah, that would be cool. Writers and sound designers are already pretty underground on here, but level designers even more. Hmmm, The Shared Creations feature seems like a great tool to find hidden talents!

I was thinking Izzy-A would make a good logo artist. What do you think?

Also I'm dumping the old PO3 logo here. It seems appropriate :)
Who made that logo anyway?

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Response to Power of Four Summer Game Dev Event 2014-06-12 06:46:32 Reply

At 6/12/14 06:37 AM, Whirlguy wrote: Also I'm dumping the old PO3 logo here. It seems appropriate :)

could have something similar where you have four people "charging the four" in the middle with what ever their skill is, artist,. programmer, designer, musician, powers combined!

From my past experience i found it frustrating with "lack" of communication, i managed to hop on the back of someone team to do some cover art when my team fell through when the programmer felt he was working alone.

i would love to "game group hop" so i could add cover art or something to a few games. be like a little extra rather then a solid contributor.


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Response to Power of Four Summer Game Dev Event 2014-06-12 08:05:51 Reply

At 6/12/14 06:46 AM, LegolaSS wrote: could have something similar where you have four people "charging the four" in the middle with what ever their skill is, artist,. programmer, designer, musician, powers combined!

By your powers combined, I am... Captain Fulp!

From my past experience i found it frustrating with "lack" of communication, i managed to hop on the back of someone team to do some cover art when my team fell through when the programmer felt he was working alone.

i would love to "game group hop" so i could add cover art or something to a few games. be like a little extra rather then a solid contributor.

It seems like there's always one person in the group who ends up doing all the work. In our case, the musician was done in mere minutes. The programmer was just waiting for me to deliver new symbols to him. And then there was me... dealing with the rest. The fact that I teamed up with Australians might have slowed down communication, but progress was slow either way. I don't know if it would have made any difference.

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Response to Power of Four Summer Game Dev Event 2014-06-12 09:42:56 Reply

At 6/11/14 11:18 PM, BoMToons wrote: Wow, has it really been 5 years since Power of 3?

Really scary how time is flying by!

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Response to Power of Four Summer Game Dev Event 2014-06-12 10:05:09 Reply

At 6/11/14 09:36 PM, LDAF wrote: Quick question @TomFulp : is it ok for a person to be on more than 1 team or is that against the rules?

You can be on more than one team.


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

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Response to Power of Four Summer Game Dev Event 2014-06-12 10:11:28 Reply

At 6/12/14 01:50 AM, Kajenx wrote: TOM! I have one request for the project system. A mass PM button for all beta testers would be great. I've resorted to using the author comments to communicate with people, but no one knows when that's updated to check it. I could see this being useful for any PoF submissions.

I'm adding this to our enhancements list. We've been wanting to tackle mass-PM abilities for ages now and this would be one of the best uses for it!


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

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Response to Power of Four Summer Game Dev Event 2014-06-12 10:13:19 Reply

At 6/12/14 06:37 AM, Whirlguy wrote: Also I'm dumping the old PO3 logo here. It seems appropriate :)
Who made that logo anyway?

JohnnyUtah made it, although he really hates it now.


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

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Response to Power of Four Summer Game Dev Event 2014-06-12 10:22:35 Reply

Currently working an a game with a team from here would love to take part I have been posting bits and bobs about it on the forums. Bit of a murder mystery game so glad to hear about the new unity implementation as its the engine were using.

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Response to Power of Four Summer Game Dev Event 2014-06-12 11:20:19 Reply

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Tom and I have been working on something hmmm????

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Response to Power of Four Summer Game Dev Event 2014-06-12 11:35:02 Reply

At 6/12/14 10:11 AM, TomFulp wrote:
At 6/12/14 01:50 AM, Kajenx wrote: TOM! I have one request for the project system. A mass PM button for all beta testers would be great. I've resorted to using the author comments to communicate with people, but no one knows when that's updated to check it. I could see this being useful for any PoF submissions.
I'm adding this to our enhancements list. We've been wanting to tackle mass-PM abilities for ages now and this would be one of the best uses for it!

omg mass pms would be great - I've been waiting for a mass pm function to send to my fans list whenever I make new music..

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Response to Power of Four Summer Game Dev Event 2014-06-12 13:04:21 Reply

At 6/12/14 03:58 AM, J-qb wrote:
At 6/11/14 08:34 PM, squidly wrote: You try finding me one person outside of Daisuke Amaya who knows music, programming, AND art.
Me, cloudeater, havegum... I'm sure there's more...

My degree (Game Design from GMU) trained all of them. Though, personally; I'm pretty low on the music side. I can play guitar and trumpet. I can mix and master other people's music and I can make SOUND EFFECTS. I can't compose new music. Be fair to say a lot of people from my program fall into that category though.

ANYWAYS:

Well, I've PMed a bunch of people. I've posted in Kollabinate; the Indie Dev page on Facebook; BlenderArtist Forums; the Art Forum; r/GameDevClassifieds; r/Roguelikes... Yea I'm trying to recruit from everywhere. I'm about -this- far from trying to program the thing by myself and posting an art/music free version in like a month about be like. THIS IS WHAT I'M DOING FOR POWER OF FOUR. I NEED 2 ARTISTS AND A MUSICIAN TO FINISH THE THING. Course without art; it'd LOOK like any of the old Roguelikes from the 1980's ( http://crawl.develz.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/ascii_screenshot_xomrevive.png ) Can I do that and still enter it? lol (Yea, I know I should wait a day or six before calling it that I'm working alone for now and I have other projects to do in the meantime.)

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Response to Power of Four Summer Game Dev Event 2014-06-12 13:25:17 Reply

I took part in Power Of Three back in 2009 with HappyHarry and Valerofond. We made the game Armed Prophet and it was an overall awesome experience! Power Of Four sounds great and I wish I could take part. Unfortunately I've got my hands full with a very ambitious project and I'm going to spend the whole summer working on my upcoming game Enter The Flesh Again.

Good luck to everyone who will participate. I'm looking forward to see what you guys come up with!

- Seething

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Response to Power of Four Summer Game Dev Event 2014-06-12 14:15:26 Reply

At 6/11/14 04:27 PM, TomFulp wrote: Also... I have yet to determine what the Power of Four logo should be and who should be commissioned to make it. Anyone have any ideas for a design?

I was thinking of something that looks like the number four but this is pretty ugly... The Power of Three logo was circular with a nicer symmetry.

Just let @ZJ make the logo. He's a logo master!


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Response to Power of Four Summer Game Dev Event 2014-06-12 14:25:12 Reply

All right, if some one needs a programmer/writer, send me a message.

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Response to Power of Four Summer Game Dev Event 2014-06-12 14:41:24 Reply

I have a question.

Is it possible to be included in more than one team ?

If a team is interested in a musician, don't forget me :p

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Response to Power of Four Summer Game Dev Event 2014-06-12 15:05:34 Reply

At 6/12/14 02:41 PM, Deflektor wrote: I have a question.

Is it possible to be included in more than one team ?

If a team is interested in a musician, don't forget me :p

tom said "fk yeah" like 3 comments ago =P

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Response to Power of Four Summer Game Dev Event 2014-06-12 15:20:32 Reply

All-around artist/animator up for grabs. Can devote 10hr/wk on average.


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Response to Power of Four Summer Game Dev Event 2014-06-12 15:43:00 Reply

@Jazza @ Moonkey @Zeedox I've been dying to do a jam with you cats again :)

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Response to Power of Four Summer Game Dev Event 2014-06-12 15:44:40 Reply

At 6/12/14 03:20 PM, Zhon wrote: All-around artist/animator up for grabs. Can devote 10hr/wk on average.

PM me we have a coder a musician and a designer be awesome to have you on board.

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Response to Power of Four Summer Game Dev Event 2014-06-12 15:48:10 Reply

i don't understand what seems so crazy about a fourth. i mean, even with the traditional "sound guy, artist, and programmer", in no way would it hurt to have a fourth wildcard who can help out with everything.


crazy? i'm not crazy. i'm a table.

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Response to Power of Four Summer Game Dev Event 2014-06-12 16:35:23 Reply

i do great fuckin music hmu


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Response to Power of Four Summer Game Dev Event 2014-06-12 17:42:05 Reply

UPDATE: #1 is now done so all your HTML5 and Unity games are making more $$$ as of today! Be sure to enable rev-sharing under your account page if you haven't.

Can confirm, earned $0.02 today! :P

In all seriousness though, thanks Tom!

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Response to Power of Four Summer Game Dev Event 2014-06-12 18:14:09 Reply

Team name : Silly Goats

Team Members : @Luciuspain @Zhon @darcerail @ maestrofluffy

First competition looking foward to seeing what others produce.

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Response to Power of Four Summer Game Dev Event 2014-06-12 21:14:59 Reply

If anyone needs a voice actor or writer for their game, let me know (you can check out my voice reels on my profile). I am excited about this and would love to be a part of it.

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Response to Power of Four Summer Game Dev Event 2014-06-12 21:41:32 Reply

The Power of Three is no more;
So begins the Power of Four

Good luck to all the developers, looking forward to some awesome stuff again!


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