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Dream Cutter

Member Since 28 May 2012
Offline Last Active Oct 19 2014 01:08 PM

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In Topic: Whats the point in hobby game programming?

16 September 2014 - 12:32 PM

I like your polished and clean looking games.  Could be near as good as the originals were.  Seems to me that you were cutting your teeth cloning games designed by others (gameplay /art).  I don't think you can effectively compete with a copy cat product that is not at least twice as fun to play.  So.. maybe its time to exercise your imagination and create something original.  Even if it sucks in implementation and it does not become a commercial success you will be happier because the design is yours alone. for

 

Cheers - Here is my inspiration game site - oppisite of yours.  I starte with a vision... like this trailer “Navigating Plumeria Isles” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4N2lB7-RVIM
I created last weekend,  then build from there.  Its unconventional but so is the result.  Might help it stand out in the hobby crowd.  My games are rough around the edges and will make your cpu shriek in pain but the proof of concept is there smile.png http://www.3dnld.com/

And no... I have not been picked up by a publishing house... just persevering as a hobby game developer.  Even a +1 is enough to spark a thrill enough to continue.


In Topic: The Players Win - All 7 Million of them!

10 May 2014 - 02:05 PM

I would have been more surprised if a judge had upheld a ruling stating that zynga had to keep the service going.  as it stands, this is just buisness.

That would have surprised me and I am glad thats not what happened.  I think this is the best outcome.  The free market prevailed and the customers of the game proved they are still have gold in their mine (wallets) and its worth extracting.  What would have not supprised me if a class action were brought forward on behalf of the consumers who would hae lost access to thier digital assets that resulted in some type of compensation for damages.  Only lawyers would win in that case and consumers would be left with a near worthless Zynga money game card.  Zynga has moved into real money gambling nowdays.

 

I think the value in this lesson of interest to GAMDEV readers is a real fairy-tale.  Almost like Aesop -In that as a indy game designer, if creative, compelling and open ended your creation may foster a dedicated society of its own.  Even if sold to a major distributor and no matter who mangled the publisher positions it to take advantage of consumers to maximum effect - if the concept is unique and endeared by the base, it will out last the publisher and may actually come back home.  I think there are other examples before Yoville, but it has got to be the largest so far.


In Topic: Malaysian Airlines Flight 370

20 March 2014 - 11:22 AM

Turning off the transponder does not imply theft.  It simply means their destination or target was very far away, especially if they needed to fly 5-6 more hours.

Besides, stealing a plane like this is too complicated.  You need accomplices on the ground, how to dispose of 200+ passengers, etc...  The simplest answer is usually the right one.
It was probably a suicide run, a long one, but whatever happened, they didn't make it.  How can they fly so long without passengers fighting back? Or it's just one big coverup with false information everywhere.
 

It was a red-eye. most sleeping & reading.   Cover up?  Perhaps in the sense that if a nation has the technology to gain additional information on the whereabouts, they are not sharing it - probably to maintain technological supremacy and keep the guessing up.  Its also possible a nefarious organization pulled this off and is maintaining a secret objective.


In Topic: Malaysian Airlines Flight 370

20 March 2014 - 11:18 AM

>>Stealing a plane like that is useless, you wouldn't be able to sell it. Ransom, possible, but you would have expected to have heard something by now.<<

 

Maybe some speed freaks stole it and are planning ti strip it of its copper...

Seriously the concern is that it is a "camouflaged missile" that may have value to illegitimate parties.


In Topic: Malaysian Airlines Flight 370

20 March 2014 - 11:11 AM

1.  The flight did not disappear, Unless David Copperfield was on board - that I know for a fact. All else is speculation.  That said, I hope air traffic controllers are now acknowledging the identity of ALL their incoming blips.


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