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Agalag Wins Honorable Mention

October 2, 2008 1 comment

The yoyogames cooperation competition results came out today. Agalag got an honorable mention, which although was marginally disappointing, was more than I’ve ever gotten in any game before. =D

So the game has been staff picked, and listed under “runners up” on the competition glog entry.
Congrats to the winners! (jumper 3 especially)

In case you forgot where to find Agalag, it’s here:

YoYoGames

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Agalag
Added: 20 August 2008
By: SoulRed12

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Agalag

August 20, 2008 Leave a comment

Yes, Agalag. As in, my yoyogames competition03 entry. As an alien overlord, you must naturally go head to head with the most horrible foe of all time – the Player. If you’re going to keep him at bay, you’ll have to command your ships to work together smoothly. Collect trophies, earn new models, and unlock two new game modes. How long can your fleet survive?

Now that I’ve finished typing that out for a fifth time, here’s a link:

YoYoGames

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Agalag
Added: 20 August 2008
By: SoulRed12

It was a great day for me, until I ran into the bug and online highscore security holes. I rushed out an update (V5), which sadly rendered old save files incompatible, and also rendered old versions of the game to be unable to submit highscores. However, everything should be dandy with the new version.

EDIT: And of course, it wasn’t.  Found another bug which most of you probably would have never run into, but still, I removed it and released a new version.

The game’s currently rated 2.3/6 stars. Considering, though, that the average for the best games in the competition is 2.5, I’m not very depressed.

Here is the GMC Topic.

Note that the game can now only be downloaded by going to yoyo and downloading it from there.  As I released inevitable small updates it began to become a nuisance to modify the links in every thread in every forum I posted this game on.

So check it out, and report back if you happen to find any bugs, holes, etc. Thanks.

Vacation

August 10, 2008 Leave a comment

I apologize for my lack of activity.  I certainly haven’t quit writing; rather, I’ve been on a vacation up the west side of the country.  It really was quite adventurous, considering there were three days with 10 hours of driving each (and the same each day coming back).  I’m not quite home yet (I will be in two days).

Anyways, along the way I’ve been thinking about Game Maker quite a bit and I’ve been very excited about my current project.  I feel I’ve behaved well enough to deserve a plug in my own blog, don’t you?

It is being developed for the third YoyoGames competition, and I have working on it for a while.  Through the trip I’ve been compiling various additions, fixes, etc. on a Word file and I fully intend to add every one of them to the final product.  I’ve released a beta demo to an undisclosed location due to the fact that I do not want to release it to the general public yet; if you happen to find it, then great, glad you care enough.  But sadly, until the final release you won’t find it here.

Heh.  I’m one of those people who is always apprehensive about people stealing my idea and developing it before I get a chance to finish my own project.  Therefore I don’t want to give out any details just yet, but know that it should be finished a bit before the comp deadline.  If you check back here frequently, you could be one of the first to play.

The last comp I entered was the winter comp (with Snow Turrets), and unfortunately that game was a tad rushed, so the quality wasn’t the highest.  I made a sequel (cyberTurrets) which did moderately well but wasn’t in any competition.  I hope that this new project will be my strongest one yet; but I guess that’s for you to decide, right?

Yoyogames Comp02 Nearing Results

June 3, 2008 Leave a comment

Much earlier this year, the site YoyoGames.com announced the second official game maker competition, with an ancient civilization theme (link). Not very conventional, but regardless, it has gotten tons of attention. It’s been a while since the comp was first announced, and many have been waiting very patiently for the much-awaited results. Well, we may be in luck. Yoyogames has finally announced that they hope to get the results of the competition out by the end of this week. They’ve been promising stuff like this for a while, but it seems they’re serious this time, as they’ve actually posted it on their glog.

Currently, the top rated games of the competition are the following:
1. Caveman Craig by RhysAndrews
2. AncientAnts by RedSystem
3. Sixty Five Million and One BC by gareth_tilt
4. Mubbly Tower by 2dCube

Interesting to note, is the fact that 2dCube and RedSystem both placed in the first, winter-themed YYG competition. 2dCube in first, with his game “Frozzd“, and RedSystem in third, for his game “Granny and the Snowmen“.

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May 24, 2008 Leave a comment

To everyone aware of the Third Yoyogames Competition (for video games), heads up, because I’ve gotten my idea.  In case anybody reading doesn’t already know, the theme is cooperation, which seems difficult at first, but I’ve already started developing, and this game is going to kick butt.  No details yet, but expect some soon.