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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2012-10-09 14:23:15 Reply

At 10/9/12 09:36 AM, Archawn wrote:
At 10/8/12 02:54 PM, 4urentertainment wrote: Well obviously there's a huge difference in terms of facilities, but the quality of education is actually decent. As far as I know the major differences are that, in the US there might be some award winning professors or even Nobel laureates in the Uni whereas there would be no such thing here, and more importantly there are 0 research opportunities here.
It's interesting to see that even in the lower-end colleges there are some fairly well-known people. My calc professor at this local university is somewhat of a decorated mathematician from what he's told us about himself.

At my university I have a tutor who worked at lucas arts and pixar, he teaches 2 different drawing units and 2 different 3d animation units. Otherwise the rest are mostly of poor quality in this part of Australia. They mostly just freelanced as their past work...

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2012-10-09 16:09:18 Reply

At 10/9/12 02:23 PM, MrRandomist wrote:
At 10/9/12 09:36 AM, Archawn wrote:
At 10/8/12 02:54 PM, 4urentertainment wrote: Well obviously there's a huge difference in terms of facilities, but the quality of education is actually decent. As far as I know the major differences are that, in the US there might be some award winning professors or even Nobel laureates in the Uni whereas there would be no such thing here, and more importantly there are 0 research opportunities here.
It's interesting to see that even in the lower-end colleges there are some fairly well-known people. My calc professor at this local university is somewhat of a decorated mathematician from what he's told us about himself.
At my university I have a tutor who worked at lucas arts and pixar, he teaches 2 different drawing units and 2 different 3d animation units. Otherwise the rest are mostly of poor quality in this part of Australia. They mostly just freelanced as their past work...

I'd expect that for any field involving art and animation and whatnot, even here in the US. I imagine most 3D animators spend a great deal of time doing freelance work?

I'm probably wrong there though, I don't know much when it comes to what the typical life of an animator looks like.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2012-10-10 04:36:56 Reply

At 10/9/12 04:09 PM, Archawn wrote:
I'd expect that for any field involving art and animation and whatnot, even here in the US. I imagine most 3D animators spend a great deal of time doing freelance work?

I'm probably wrong there though, I don't know much when it comes to what the typical life of an animator looks like.

oh, all my tutors arent animators, just one. the rest teach design, html, games art, 3d modelling.
The course is for a bachelor degree in games art and design.
But what I meant by that is most don't have that same experience as they would from the US. which really sucks :(
and each unit right now costs 1500$ (x4 per semester or x8 per year, for x3 years)

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2012-10-10 14:51:37 Reply

On the topic of the Game Jam, does anyone have any theme suggestions you want to toss out there? If I decide to run with one, no one will know until Friday so it shouldn't really hurt anything. I have some themes in mind but I'm always open to better ideas.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2012-10-10 14:57:30 Reply

At 10/10/12 02:51 PM, TomFulp wrote: On the topic of the Game Jam, does anyone have any theme suggestions you want to toss out there? If I decide to run with one, no one will know until Friday so it shouldn't really hurt anything. I have some themes in mind but I'm always open to better ideas.

Maybe something about the consequences of staying up all night. Maybe that is too specific and more of a movie jam theme, but it popped into my head and seemed an interesting concept. It might be able to be tied into a Halloween/horror theme easily.

Also, I am not really a flash reg... so disregard everything.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2012-10-10 15:10:08 Reply

Maybe the games can have a short time limit, on the order of 60 seconds or something.

Or have color be the core mechanic.

Sorry color-blind people :S
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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2012-10-10 15:16:33 Reply

At 10/10/12 02:51 PM, TomFulp wrote: On the topic of the Game Jam, does anyone have any theme suggestions you want to toss out there? If I decide to run with one, no one will know until Friday so it shouldn't really hurt anything. I have some themes in mind but I'm always open to better ideas.

I don't have any on the top of my head, but I think something that can relate to the whole "Halloween Spirit" would be nice. Maybe even something as simple as "Pumpkins".

I think some more seasonal themed jams would be pretty awesome :3

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2012-10-10 22:43:04 Reply

At 10/10/12 02:51 PM, TomFulp wrote: On the topic of the Game Jam, does anyone have any theme suggestions you want to toss out there? If I decide to run with one, no one will know until Friday so it shouldn't really hurt anything. I have some themes in mind but I'm always open to better ideas.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2012-10-10 22:57:23 Reply

Make a flash game as if it's 2003 (people might not get why everything in the portal looks like shit)
Make a platformer where you can't jump
Make a game as if you were 6
Re-make any game from your NG submission history
Re-make any game from someone else's NG submission history
Use something from the NG Art portal as concept art.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2012-10-11 02:42:20 Reply

At 10/10/12 10:57 PM, I-smel wrote: Use something from the NG Art portal as concept art.

this would be a pretty cool idea, although probably a little more defined?

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2012-10-11 03:48:01 Reply

At 10/10/12 02:51 PM, TomFulp wrote: On the topic of the Game Jam, does anyone have any theme suggestions you want to toss out there? If I decide to run with one, no one will know until Friday so it shouldn't really hurt anything. I have some themes in mind but I'm always open to better ideas.

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All I got...but season-themed game jams aren't my kinda thing, I don't like the cheesy "yaaay, pumkiiiins". (That's just me) Where will you announce the theme?

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2012-10-11 08:47:39 Reply

At 10/10/12 02:51 PM, TomFulp wrote: On the topic of the Game Jam, does anyone have any theme suggestions you want to toss out there? If I decide to run with one, no one will know until Friday so it shouldn't really hurt anything. I have some themes in mind but I'm always open to better ideas.

"movies" would be interesting. Making a game based around the theme of a movie someone chose.

I also think it'd be more fun to let them choose the movie and see what they come up with :P


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2012-10-11 08:50:00 Reply

At 10/11/12 08:47 AM, egg82 wrote: I also think it'd be more fun to let them choose the movie and see what they come up with :P

Oh, and of course it'd have to be a portal movie. Too many games based off Hollywood movies out there already.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2012-10-11 16:51:13 Reply

At 10/10/12 10:57 PM, I-smel wrote: Make a flash game as if it's 2003 (people might not get why everything in the portal looks like shit)

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2012-10-11 18:13:44 Reply

Shoot the stick celebrity Dress up tribute Demo trailer

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2012-10-12 00:59:42 Reply

I was thinking of this exact game, which I played all the way through in school.
http://web.archive.org/web/20050331233226/http://www.stickde ath.com/chc1.swf

Also HOLY CRAP StickDeath.com is finally down! I used it like last month, was I the last person to ever see it up or what? How prestigous!
Also making games like this would actually be a horrible game jam.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2012-10-12 10:53:59 Reply

At 10/12/12 12:59 AM, I-smel wrote: Also HOLY CRAP StickDeath.com is finally down! I used it like last month, was I the last person to ever see it up or what? How prestigous!
Also making games like this would actually be a horrible game jam.

Woah... The original internet is fading away before our eyes.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2012-10-12 13:15:11 Reply

At 10/12/12 12:59 AM, I-smel wrote: Also HOLY CRAP StickDeath.com is finally down! I used it like last month, was I the last person to ever see it up or what? How prestigous!
Also making games like this would actually be a horrible game jam.

oh, what was that site called... ?

it was a small site I used to go to when I was a kid, and it had some decent flash games on it.
Something like blacksheep.som or albinosheep.com or something like that.

it was just a big white page with a couple images on it linking to some games. I dunno what it's like now or even if it's still around.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2012-10-12 14:13:09 Reply

At 10/12/12 01:15 PM, egg82 wrote: it was a small site I used to go to when I was a kid, and it had some decent flash games on it.
Something like blacksheep.som or albinosheep.com or something like that.

www.albinoblacksheep.com

I still go there once in a blue moon to check out some really old, funny vids.

Anyone still know exactly where the game jam theme will be announced?

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2012-10-12 14:51:40 Reply

At 10/12/12 02:13 PM, PSvils wrote: Anyone still know exactly where the game jam theme will be announced?

I'd assume Tom would make a post containing the themes for both jams. 7pm ET

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2012-10-12 16:30:41 Reply

i still need an artist for the game jam

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2012-10-13 22:32:45 Reply

That moment when you've been on a coding roll, and Pandora trolls you with 10 bad songs in a row, and you can't focus any more...

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2012-10-14 01:10:14 Reply

At 10/13/12 10:32 PM, MSGhero wrote: That moment when you've been on a coding roll, and Pandora trolls you with 10 bad songs in a row, and you can't focus any more...

I has a vlc playlist for coding :3


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2012-10-14 03:22:42 Reply

At 10/14/12 01:10 AM, egg82 wrote:
At 10/13/12 10:32 PM, MSGhero wrote: That moment when you've been on a coding roll, and Pandora trolls you with 10 bad songs in a row, and you can't focus any more...
I has a vlc playlist for coding :3

Boards of Canada or Carbon Based Lifeforms discography...mm mmmmm

And dayum, our game is pretty much NOTHING yet, though the engine is starting to take shape in terms of being actually able to do something :D

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2012-10-14 06:57:31 Reply

Game Libraries

Can we do bold for subjects again? :(

Just out of curiosity, how many people here use game libraries (Flixel, FlashPunk...) to go about their creations? Obviously things like physics and 3D graphical engines in the scale you see them in libraries are too big to tackle just for a single project so there's more incentive to use them. However, the features that Flixel present (Cameras, collisions, tilemaps, path finding and particles) are usually the aspects of a game that are fun to do and perfect.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2012-10-14 07:13:48 Reply

At 10/14/12 06:57 AM, Sam wrote: Just out of curiosity, how many people here use game libraries (Flixel, FlashPunk...) to go about their creations?

I'm programming vanilla, just using NAPE and Actuate for tweens.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2012-10-14 11:18:51 Reply

Everyone please play this, and if anything spawns in the middle of a tree then tell me.

Also if you finish it then tell me.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2012-10-14 11:52:08 Reply

At 10/14/12 11:18 AM, I-smel wrote: Everyone please play this, and if anything spawns in the middle of a tree then tell me.

Also if you finish it then tell me.

I died with 2 circles left to collect. The game has a nice atmosphere and the difference between inside and outside is properly executed.
The first time I was randomly wandering through the forest and the game felt more mysterious that way, when I discovered it was a matter of finding the spheres it became more focused on finding an optimal strategy to find all the spheres.
Later I noticed the spheres started to move towards me as if I was looking for eggs in the forest that hatched in the warmth and safety of my own home. I'm going for another round to see what happens if I collect them all.
This game has caught my attention in a positive way.

...

"Ya gone done it"

OK I've collected all 5 of them, was hoping for something special to happen but it didn't. Nevertheless it was a good little experience. To make this game better I would add some element of surprise, something the player cannot predict, overall great job on it.

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I don't know what should happen when you get all of them :/

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2012-10-14 12:07:54 Reply

At 10/14/12 11:18 AM, I-smel wrote: Everyone please play this, and if anything spawns in the middle of a tree then tell me.

Also if you finish it then tell me.

Nothing spawned in the middle of a tree, however:
-Orbs/Trees spawn around the cabin, and are visible even when you are inside of it
-A tree spawned right in front of the door D:
-I swear it's rigged, I am yet to find a 5th orb! :P

Love the game, really cool concept and really well executed :D