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Member Since 27 Jan 2004
Offline Last Active Aug 12 2013 12:54 PM

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In Topic: Character Portraits

12 August 2013 - 12:54 PM

Thanks for your reply, Kryzon. While I can pay something for thesse assets I'm affraid that commisioning someone specifically to do this would be outside my budget (especially considering the amount of images I need). I'm more looking for existing art I can get a license for. There are plenty of 3D models and sprites that can be bought but the market for what I want seems to be much more narrow. Perhaps it is a bit too specific but I'm hoping someone knows an obscure set of images (or perhaps someone can sell old assets they have from another project)

In Topic: Decided to add a welcome screen to my website, tell me what you think?

12 April 2010 - 07:08 PM

Original post by SteveDeFacto
Any idea how I can convey the same message but in less text? Do I just need to skip the whole part about how it works?

A great example of minimalistic design for an introduction page can be found on the sign-in pages for GMail or Google Apps. Just a couple of short bullet points (with small images that are easy on they eye) and you get what the site is all about. You can bring across your message (and further explain somewhere else) with just a couple of points like so:

Unbound Games is a collaborative community which allows game developers from around the world to work together

* Have everyone chip in on a public project or control your game from start to finish with a private project.

* Develop your game with the Unbound Game Engine

* Sell your game through our store and share in the revenue

Then you still have some place to highlight 3 or 4 projects that are doing well below without cluttering the design.

Your introduction page is about getting people to click through to the rest of your site - keep it short and sweet. Anything important you can put where the action happens.

In Topic: 3H-GDC m.VII, April 10th, 2100 UTC ($128 of prizes) - Theme: Spring

10 April 2010 - 12:40 PM

I made mine without 'registering' beforehand (I didn't think I'd make it at 2am) but I finished my game! Can I still enter? Where should I send my submission?

EDIT: okay, just uploaded it to here.
Tested on Win7 .Net 3.5
EDIT2: for the record - i did use someone else's free-to-use graphics (credit given). Hope that's okay.

[Edited by - MonkeyInBlack on April 11, 2010 5:40:46 AM]

In Topic: punny (not necessarily funny) quotes from games/TV series that stick with you

10 December 2009 - 09:17 PM

My favourtie Simpsons quote:
"Alcohol! The cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems." (Homer Simpson)

But there's so many great ones to choose from.

In Topic: What would it take to make a third political party in US

19 August 2009 - 04:36 AM

Original post by LessBread
It seems to me that 5 to 7 parties are optimal: far left, center left, center, center right, far right - and a couple extras to cover the gaps.

Trust me, you don't want that. Flanders has the 7 parties covering those different portions of the political landscape, and the extra ones to cover the gaps. The votes are pretty much spread out and as a result no government can be formed without at least 3 parties joining together. So after each election the parties have to create compromises and eliminate most of their election programs in order to co-exist with whichever other parties got elected. Even then it's impossible to create a government that can pass any law that's even the slightest bit innovative, because there's always one of the governing parties blocking anything that's not in their optimal strategy (or just blocking the competition from doing anything that would gain them votes in the next election). Where a 2-party government has the ability to screw things up it also has the power to do things right. A watered down multi-party system is pretty much powerless.