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Plugs 2007-01-24 10:46:41 Reply

Work on the redesign continues... The design and CSS is 99% finished and is down to the small details at the moment. Ross and James are programming around the clock to make all the dynamic features functional and we're planning to add some more web servers for improved performance.

The goal of the site redesign is much like the goal of our tank logo redesign; don't expect it to be overwhelmingly different than what you are accustomed to, but expect it to look better. As James noted recently on the forums, he and Ross took the whole code structure back to ground zero. Seven years worth of scripts have been re-written to provide a stronger back-end for the new front end and allow for many future improvements. There are a lot of new bells and whistles as well, I just hope everyone is happy with the results. We've been dying to unleash it.

Since I don't have much more to report other than "we are working on it every day", here are some plugs!

The latest ArmorGames Gaming Challenge is running until May 15th, 2007! The grand prize for best game is bigger than ever: $8,000! Be sure to read and follow the rules to enter!

A few months ago, I visited my alma mater, Drexel University, to talk to students in their game design program. One of the students, Jimmi, was working on an on-line multiplayer game that I found VERY IMPRESSIVE. His game is now ready for public exposure!

GO PLAY QUADRADIUS!

You can log in as a guest and click the name of another player to play. You both need to click eachother's names, so utilize the chat window to find a match-up. Also, don't hesitate to watch the tutorial video. It's like chess with a large number of upgrade powers. The results are downright MENACING... You gotta play it. I hope his server can handle it. :)


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

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Response to Plugs 2007-01-24 10:48:15 Reply

Thanks for the update Tom :)


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Response to Plugs 2007-01-24 10:48:31 Reply

Hasn't the design been 99% finished for months now?


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Response to Plugs 2007-01-24 10:48:34 Reply

99%. I like the sound of that.

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Response to Plugs 2007-01-24 10:49:48 Reply

At 1/24/07 10:46 AM, TomFulp wrote:
The latest ArmorGames Gaming Challenge is running until May 15th, 2007! The grand prize for best game is bigger than ever: $8,000! Be sure to read and follow the rules to enter!

Where the hell are they getting all this money from??


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Response to Plugs 2007-01-24 10:50:58 Reply

At 1/24/07 10:48 AM, McPaper wrote: 99%. I like the sound of that.

Its gonna take 2 moths for the other 1% ? March is too far away.


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Response to Plugs 2007-01-24 10:51:07 Reply

Well, I certainly like the sound 99% complete regarding the design and CSS. I'm pretty sure most of us are grateful to Ross and James for all their programming efforts.

Anyway, that game sounds cool. Perhaps I'll check it out if I have the time.

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Response to Plugs 2007-01-24 10:51:48 Reply

Good. I hope this means the redisign will be out soon


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Response to Plugs 2007-01-24 10:53:43 Reply

Sounds great Tom, can't wait for the new layout! :D


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Response to Plugs 2007-01-24 10:55:02 Reply

Nice update, but we need to see it now, its been bloody ages!


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Response to Plugs 2007-01-24 10:59:01 Reply

1% woo!

Only another couple of weeks or so.

Thank you God and Tom.

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Response to Plugs 2007-01-24 11:04:23 Reply

At 1/24/07 10:50 AM, hardD wrote:
At 1/24/07 10:48 AM, McPaper wrote: 99%. I like the sound of that.
Its gonna take 2 moths for the other 1% ? March is too far away.

The last 20% takes 80% of the time.

It's THE RULE!

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Response to Plugs 2007-01-24 11:05:44 Reply

At 1/24/07 10:49 AM, poxpower wrote:
Where the hell are they getting all this money from??

I was wondering the exact same.

Anyway, can't wait for the redesign. 99%, I hope that means it'll be done soon.


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Response to Plugs 2007-01-24 11:06:50 Reply

Good to see that the redesign process is further along that I imagined. I cannot wait.


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Response to Plugs 2007-01-24 11:09:03 Reply

So when's the site redisign due?

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Response to Plugs 2007-01-24 11:09:25 Reply

very cool indeed, 99% WHOO

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Response to Plugs 2007-01-24 11:12:41 Reply

At 1/24/07 10:49 AM, poxpower wrote: Where the hell are they getting all this money from??

Fake Hobo's and Robbing people. Where else?

Also, thanks for the Update Tom.

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Response to Plugs 2007-01-24 11:12:47 Reply

At 1/24/07 10:49 AM, poxpower wrote:
At 1/24/07 10:46 AM, TomFulp wrote: The latest ArmorGames Gaming Challenge is running until May 15th, 2007! The grand prize for best game is bigger than ever: $8,000! Be sure to read and follow the rules to enter!
Where the hell are they getting all this money from??

Stamper's big pink treasure chest, of course.

99% done sounds great, but we all know that the final 1% always takes the longest to accomplish

It's the same when installing computer games


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Response to Plugs 2007-01-24 11:14:09 Reply

Im just looking forward to seeing the new levels rather then the redesign :)


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Response to Plugs 2007-01-24 11:14:58 Reply

I can´t wait to see the redesign, From what you say, I´m sure that even if the most obvious change would be that things will look better, I´m pretty sure that it´s going to be a great inspiration for NG-fans, flash artists, audio artists, viewers alike!


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Response to Plugs 2007-01-24 11:17:50 Reply

i can´t wait for that 1% :)

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Response to Plugs 2007-01-24 11:19:44 Reply

At 1/24/07 10:48 AM, TheMaster wrote: Hasn't the design been 99% finished for months now?

It has been since like november


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Response to Plugs 2007-01-24 11:23:21 Reply

At 1/24/07 10:50 AM, hardD wrote:
At 1/24/07 10:48 AM, McPaper wrote: 99%. I like the sound of that.
Its gonna take 2 moths for the other 1% ? March is too far away.

lol march was a lie.I betcha itl be here in 2 weeks or less.


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Response to Plugs 2007-01-24 11:24:09 Reply

At 1/24/07 10:48 AM, TheMaster wrote: Hasn't the design been 99% finished for months now?

Little details continue to creep up with the design while all the back-end continues to be implemented.


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

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Response to Plugs 2007-01-24 11:25:42 Reply

cool, i guess it wont be a big change


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Response to Plugs 2007-01-24 11:30:22 Reply

At 1/24/07 10:51 AM, Scarab-Stalk33r wrote: I'm pretty sure most of us are grateful to Ross and James for all their programming efforts.

And James even finds time to help us out in the programming forum!!


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Response to Plugs 2007-01-24 11:32:19 Reply

At 1/24/07 10:46 AM, TomFulp wrote: Work on the redesign continues... The design and CSS is 99% finished and is down to the small details at the moment.

YES! I love hearing "99%" about the redesign. Things sound very good at the moment. Thanks for the information about the redesign Tom.

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Response to Plugs 2007-01-24 11:36:20 Reply

Just to clarify...

Design and CSS:

Stamper visualizes the layout.
JohnnyUtah and MindChamber create hot art pieces to integrate with the layout.
Mike programs cool Flash gadgets.
Bob turns the layout into a functional CSS web page front end that works in every browser.

Back-end Programming:

Ross and James program endless lines of code to make everything actually work, rather than just look pretty in a browser.

Hosting infrastructure:

Tim continues to optimize and enhance the hosting environment to meet our needs.

As for me, I talk my ass off, look over a lot of shoulders and Photoshop ugly examples (and occasional pretty ones). I'm the "pilot", or manager, if you don't want to be glamorous about it.

You will see everyone on the pretty new STAFF page that Stamper is making!

While the design and layout have been on the verge of completion for a while, the devil is in the details and there remains a lot of back-end programming to be done.


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

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Response to Plugs 2007-01-24 11:36:46 Reply

Well thanks for letting us know...


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Response to Plugs 2007-01-24 11:37:24 Reply

At 1/24/07 11:04 AM, Bezman wrote: The last 20% takes 80% of the time.

It's THE RULE!

It IS the rule and it applies to EVERYTHING. :)


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

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