At 8/5/13 01:08 PM, egg82 wrote:
Haha. 360 controllers all the way, man.
Yuck, everything about the 360 controller is pudgy, the ps3 controller is not only gloriously light and neat but those face buttons are so crisp, and don't even get me started on the D-pad. The 360 controller is fine for FPS' and maybe driving games but not for anything else really.
Time for a story
I found an artist who was trying to convince me to work on a game he had in exchange for his services on mine, seems fair enough right? Wrong, seems like a fucking gift from god. So I ask him to send over a swf or link to the current game (which he's been doing with this thing called stencyl), and he says no. He says he'll only show what the game is like to someone who is 100% sure to complete it. I'm thinking "fair enough, you wan't people to be committed, but how do you expect people to pledge to do that without knowing what they're getting into?".
Anyway, he gives me 4 lines of description for the game and says I need to make a level editor as good as stencyl, so I pop open a new tab and give it a google, I'm thinking "hey I've got a couple level editors in the bank, what am I up against here". Are you serious? For a game that is apparently so simple I need to basically recreate the Flash IDE? At this point I'm on the verge of suicide, then he has to leave before I have to say anything.
OK so I compose myself, write an answer I think is pretty reasonable (albeit long winded) basically saying that it might be smarter for him to finish it as is rather than starting from scratch and trying to replicate the tools, I could create something less fully featured but more specialized if that was necessary etc. Before I hit enter I realize I've spent too much time thinking and he's removed me as a contact.