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Socoder Newsletter #045
5th March, 2010
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#045 - 5th March 2010
The worst thing about writing AGameAWeek is that
horrible lack of feedback.
If you spend 6 months writing a game, and get only
one bit of feedback, that's enough to depress you.
If you write a game a week, you also get very little
feedback, except the lack of feedback happens every
You write a game, nobody cares, rinse repeat.
If I wasn't already nuts, this'd quite easily send
me over the edge!
Currently Listening To...
Old Amiga Mods!
In the Workshop
Your last remaining life..
In the Shoutbox..
Onions, Castles and Days of David.
In the Mudchat
and not bothering..
Join in, it's occasionally fun!
The clue's in the topic number
I don't think anyone got the reference..
BBC catches up
Proper games are going down the crapper, and "indie"
is leading the way forward. Why? Because "indie"
games aren't all FPS!
The big Portal thing..
1. Valve update portal.
2. Odd things are hidden ingame.
3. Big mysteries afoot.
Windows 7 shoves a great big "Turn it off" button
in your face!
What do you do?!
Afr0 wants to know, what exactly is needed in order
to get your games published on Steam?
Repeat : Until GameOver
A whole bunch of new games, every single week!!
A simple little rope hopping game. Not amazing,
but does show off how small FreeBasic can get things
down, filesize wise. The Linux and Windows exe's
both fit inside this tiny little 135kb zip file.
Ted Bob in a Mario Costume (Jayenkai)
Whereas this one's a wee bit bigger, and has to have
two different downloads for Windows and Linux!
Hop on the hens to score big combo points.
A neat little word finder game. Not a lot of people
seem to like word games, but I love 'em. They can
really soak up the hours!
Moshboy's "Missed" Games
SlumLord27/Moshboy's been busy this week!!!
Gotta Play 'em All!
#9 - Mysterious Floating Something
UFO Abduction game!
#10 - Between Heaven and Hell
Very Flashback like!
#11 - Tripline
Simple but complex puzzle game.
#12 - One More Time
Single screen platformer, a bit like Timeslip!
#13 - Yum Yum
Slowpaced shooter with little ants, or something!
#14 - Mujeo
One of those "Click things in a certain order" type
of games, where doing things in the right way will
earn you more.
#15 - The Yore
An isometric adventure game! Oooh!
#16 - Outrage
A classic side-scrolling beat-em-up!
Pixel Prospector's Games
Authentic Kaizen digs for more freeware gold.
Xeno Fighters ex-r
Fantastically arcadey shooter.
I can't describe how neat this game looks!
A Tower Defence type of thing, but without the
Choke on my Groundhog, you Bastard Robots!
More Timeslippery, this time in Shooter form.
Sword of Legends
An RPG Platformer.
Pokemon remade in Garry's Mod (HoboBen)
Much funnier than I expected it to be.
Sometimes the sillier things are just better!
Noel has decided that he wants to make a Browser for his
He's starting with a nice thumbnail based tab system,
and is currently implimenting that first.
DBF's "Liquid" Compo
April 10th is coming quickly. That's only 4 WW's or
AGameAWeek weeks away! Yikes! Better hurry up and
get your Liquid Demoes in to DBF if you want to win!
PlaySushi's "Adventure" Compo
There might not be anything new to write here, but
notice how I at least bothered to try!
Stupid lazy GameDev newsletter.
Is my stupid ranting a weekly feature now?
OK, lets complain about stupid filesizes, then!
Last night, Longarm tried to post his Scramble game, but
it alarmingly shot up to 20+Mb because he was trying to
shove a bunch of MP3s into the zip file.
Don't do that!
Mods are neat, they're small, and they repeat to create
the illusion of much longer music.
You don't need full symphonies!
In this day and age, folk would be much happier to click
a link and play a browser game, so we all have to keep
things nice and small.
No silly installers.
No big downloads.
Just a nice little zip with a game in it.
People are happier if they can download it quick, unzip
it, play it briefly and then throw it away into the
recycle bin once they're done.
And don't get me started on "Death from Above"
The author of the 26Mb game included a 15Mb wmv file,
the sole purpose of which was to generate a nice
backdrop for the title screen.
Lovely game, mind.. Gotta love Jetstrike!
Be The Rant
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to read the newsletters each week?
PM or Email me your rants, and I'll start popping them
Let them feel your rage!!
I rarely listen to modern music anymore, but even I'm
sick of this bloody song..
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