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by david
Thu Oct 16, 2014 6:48 am
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: First console version - Xbox only
Replies: 14
Views: 12657

Re: First console version - Xbox only

@EvilKing... I agree, I think Microsoft would improve its reputation as a progressive company, if it opted to be the 'bigger man' and drop the parity clause... especially with regard to indie games. My life is exceedingly quiet these days, so I heartily encourage you to stalk Seith instead :mrgreen:...
by david
Wed Oct 15, 2014 5:56 am
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: First console version - Xbox only
Replies: 14
Views: 12657

Re: First console version - Xbox only

Jubilation! http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y517/whitenorthstar/jubilation_zps1aaa2349.jpg From what I've read, the Microsoft parity clause includes the PC as well as consoles. So good on ya Seith for avoiding this pitfall with GoaT :D Also, btw, recent interviews with Phil Spencer (MS head of X...
by david
Tue Oct 14, 2014 11:23 pm
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: First console version - Xbox only
Replies: 14
Views: 12657

Re: First console version - Xbox only

@EvilKing... I've been wondering the same thing myself. The XBone parity clause can be a SERIOUS issue for teeny-tiny indie teams (basically Seith who is working full time on the GoaT PC version alone) to try to get two versions (PC and XBone) launched simultaneously. Trying to get TWO decent qualit...
by david
Tue Oct 14, 2014 7:09 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Obscure horror movies
Replies: 15
Views: 16439

Re: Obscure horror movies

hey, I actually saw (bits of) Jacob's Ladder... that was unsettling :shock:

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by david
Sun Oct 12, 2014 6:24 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Dungeon Kingdom & Thanks
Replies: 30
Views: 25658

Re: Dungeon Kingdom & Thanks

I checked out your trailer, looks and sounds nice...

I'm liking the details including your editing/pacing, the music and even your font... also your snowy environment with the big ogre :D
by david
Sun Oct 12, 2014 4:01 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The finest game soundtracks... ever!
Replies: 28
Views: 27013

Re: The finest game soundtracks... ever!

@Kandu... I love the voices on the Dark/Demon Souls soundtrack, and the quiet and understated melodic moments. It's a shame that the Time Splitters remake seems to be shelved while Crytek sorts itself out... I loved playing Goldeneye (made by some of the same team) on my Nintendo 64, which is now pa...
by david
Sun Oct 12, 2014 3:03 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Dungeon Kingdom & Thanks
Replies: 30
Views: 25658

Re: Dungeon Kingdom & Thanks

Cool, I'm going to look at the new video when I get home.

7 days to go on your IndieGoGo campaign, fingers crossed for you guys!
by david
Sun Oct 12, 2014 2:55 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Obscure horror movies
Replies: 15
Views: 16439

Re: Obscure horror movies

Interesting! As for me I haven't really seem any horror movies, 'cos my go-to for entertainment is comedy. But I did see 'Hard Rock Zombies', a low-budget horror-comedy on VHS, years 'n years ago... about an undead heavy metal band. The premise sounds cool, but I honestly forget if it was good or no...
by david
Thu Oct 09, 2014 2:52 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The finest game soundtracks... ever!
Replies: 28
Views: 27013

Re: The finest game soundtracks... ever!

I took a couple of the aforementioned soundtracks for a spin on YouTube. Blood really is outstanding.

I even started watching Street Trash, that's one... unusual... movie! :shock:
by david
Thu Oct 09, 2014 2:14 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Dungeon Kingdom & Thanks
Replies: 30
Views: 25658

Re: Dungeon Kingdom & Thanks

ahh puns.. such fun. (that was intentional, right David? ) I'll never admit to deliberately bringing such a vile and invidious evil into the world :mrgreen: http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y517/whitenorthstar/branch_zps6731b09a.jpg~original When I find a graphics glitch or some element that I t...
by david
Thu Oct 09, 2014 1:53 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Great video game deals and sales - on now
Replies: 42
Views: 33923

Re: Great video game deals and sales - on now

A humble bundle sale on strategy games today... I just bought CastleStorm for $4.99, because it looks like so much fun! :mrgreen:

by david
Wed Oct 08, 2014 8:59 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Close but no Cigar (Games that just miss the mark)
Replies: 6
Views: 9286

Re: Close but no Cigar (Games that just miss the mark)

My expectations for Infinite were... the mix of action, story, and atmosphere. Yeah! I do like to mess about with systemic AI ( Crysis 1 , Far Cry: 1&2 , Just Cause 2 , SWAT 4 , Saints Row 3&4 , Splinter Cell: C&B , Hitman Absolution ). The gameplay in Infinite was just shooting or rooting about to...
by david
Wed Oct 08, 2014 8:30 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: China gets Xbox One, Will the Game industry change?
Replies: 2
Views: 6993

Re: China gets Xbox One, Will the Game industry change?

I suppose I'm just saying that a shift from the typical game formula would be appreciated. But I do love a good fps as much as the next guy. I'm in the same situation, looking to play (and make) fun, original games with worthwhile themes... however, I keep returning to the basic shooter mechanic, b...
by david
Wed Oct 08, 2014 7:18 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Close but no Cigar (Games that just miss the mark)
Replies: 6
Views: 9286

Re: Close but no Cigar (Games that just miss the mark)

wow... I also really like the art style of Neverending Nightmares , but from your comments it sounds like the other elements weren't fully developed - it seems like a missed opportunity. I totally get what you are saying about repetition: low-interactivity, too much trekking about, mazes and overusi...
by david
Fri Oct 03, 2014 2:39 am
Forum: Your suggestions
Topic: Interesting and cinematic island locations
Replies: 28
Views: 26191

Re: Interesting and cinematic island locations

@EvilKing... absolutely, a beautiful waterfall at the entrance to a dark underground river with a network of caves and pools, where the frogs live in their underground kingdom, to avoid the 'hairy ones'... the rats and mice. Definitely a swamp area, or bog. Creatures in the water that you can't see....
by david
Sat Sep 27, 2014 4:02 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The greatest games of all time & what are you playing now?
Replies: 38
Views: 34166

Re: The greatest games of all time & what are you playing no

@Alberto... I did play quite a bit of freeware Doom but I never got around to playing Quake . Seith also played Doom fairly extensively back in the day, I'm not sure if he played Quake though. I had a PS 1 and 2, when I lived in London, but I didn't get around to using them much unfortunately, I had...
by david
Fri Sep 26, 2014 2:56 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Dungeon Kingdom & Thanks
Replies: 30
Views: 25658

Re: Dungeon Kingdom & Thanks

exactly, I was a bit surprised by the different ways people played even the short GOAT demo. Cosmogenies (did some GOAT camera programming) here on the forum can play through it in a bit over two minutes on a speed run. Seith can do it in a bit over 3 minutes. My times at Gamescom were awful, easily...
by david
Thu Sep 25, 2014 11:13 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Dungeon Kingdom & Thanks
Replies: 30
Views: 25658

Re: Dungeon Kingdom & Thanks

.. yes, some fresh eyes (and skilled eyes) on any game (and campaign page, and everything else) can be really, really valuable. With a lot going on, its easy to miss out on useful things and have errors creep in. :D For GoaT, Seith hasnt mentioned plans but I hope we do a LOT of playtesting... not t...
by david
Thu Sep 25, 2014 3:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Dungeon Kingdom & Thanks
Replies: 30
Views: 25658

Re: Dungeon Kingdom & Thanks

@Kanda... yes we totally understand this ;)
by david
Thu Sep 25, 2014 12:12 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Dungeon Kingdom & Thanks
Replies: 30
Views: 25658

Re: Dungeon Kingdom & Thanks

In my experience, EK is a staunch crowdfunding supporter and his comments were aimed at helping Kandu and Dungeon Crawler make the most of their IGG campaign. As you'll perfectly understand, he can only make an opinion based on what he sees... and (like most potential backers) he hasn't had the oppo...
by david
Thu Sep 18, 2014 3:56 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Dungeon Kingdom & Thanks
Replies: 30
Views: 25658

Re: Dungeon Kingdom & Thanks

hi Kanda, nice to hear from you and thank you! :D I took a look at your IGG campaign and video for Dungeon Kingdom campaign with interest: you might know that Seith was a fan of Grimrock . I really like the 2d inventory/3d gameworld interaction mechanic that you have... very slick. Wishing your game...
by david
Sun Sep 07, 2014 11:47 am
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: GoaT featured on Unity highlight reel
Replies: 2
Views: 4048

Re: GoaT featured on Unity highlight reel

Yep, all coverage helps, though HUGE would be nice! :mrgreen: I haven't seen the IGN video you mention, I guess it includes ALL games featured at Gamescom. Happily, GoaT did get a fair slice on the IGN indie montage video from Gamescom: http://www.ign.com/videos/2014/08/12/idxbox-indie-games-montage...
by david
Thu Sep 04, 2014 6:59 am
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: GoaT featured on Unity highlight reel
Replies: 2
Views: 4048

GoaT featured on Unity highlight reel

As some of you know, Unity is the game engine on which Seith is building GoaT.

Along with some other sensational and fun-looking (mostly indie) games... GoaT is featured on the 2014 Unity highlight reel for its 'Unite 2014' conferences.

Wait for it, the video ends on a high note :D

by david
Thu Sep 04, 2014 4:03 am
Forum: Your suggestions
Topic: Boxed Collector's edition
Replies: 16
Views: 18496

Re: Boxed Collector's edition

@EvilKing... ok, I'm totally up for signing a whole bunch of cards! :D

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by david
Mon Sep 01, 2014 10:43 am
Forum: Your suggestions
Topic: Boxed Collector's edition
Replies: 16
Views: 18496

Re: Boxed Collector's edition

@EvilKing... darn it, you caught me taking the music for granted, which I absolutely shouldn't considering the quality that Jeremiah can produce! I have fallen in love with the original GoaT tune on the first video from way back, even though I've heard it many, many times. sOi04BRQI1k Yeah, Seith sh...
by david
Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:09 am
Forum: Ghost of a Tale en Français!
Topic: Jeux français et convention
Replies: 6
Views: 7522

Re: Jeux français et convention

Salut Matt, merci pour ta louange genourous, et félicitations pour être la première personne à ajouter un commentaire langue française ici sur le forum! S'il vous plaît excusez mon français terrible, je suis en utilisant Google translate :D Vous êtes 100% correct: Seith est français et vivant en Fra...
by david
Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:05 am
Forum: Your suggestions
Topic: Boxed Collector's edition
Replies: 16
Views: 18496

Re: Boxed Collector's edition

deedlit wrote:Taking the postcard with all the signatures of the developers on it
That's just a terrific suggestion - we should definitely do this! Though GoaT is pretty much a one-man game so Seith's signature would be plenty imho ;)
by david
Thu Aug 28, 2014 1:52 am
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: Mouse Souls?
Replies: 2
Views: 4268

Re: Mouse Souls?

ah your mouse is cute!

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by david
Sat Aug 23, 2014 12:43 pm
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: Mouse Souls?
Replies: 2
Views: 4268

Mouse Souls?

Cosmogonies skyped this to me, from the comments on the IGN article :lol:

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by david
Sat Aug 23, 2014 5:13 am
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: Gamescom 2014
Replies: 34
Views: 23902

Re: Gamescom 2014

... Seith emailed me a nice mention in IGN yesterday: http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/08/23/the-stealth-and-medieval-world-in-ghost-of-a-tale http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y517/whitenorthstar/IGN_zps9b341e5f.jpg ...and here's a piece on IndieHangover a few days ago: http://www.indiehangover.c...
by david
Fri Aug 22, 2014 4:43 am
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: Gamescom 2014
Replies: 34
Views: 23902

Re: Gamescom 2014

@Varethas... yes, I could easily imagine Tilo scampering around a rat cathedral or temple, with a crypt... lots of cobwebs and dust because it isn't used much... or because it was built by another species before the rats took it over. (I suspect that the GOAT rats don'tt go to church often) ;) @Jere...
by david
Thu Aug 21, 2014 2:08 pm
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: How will GoaT be received by the audience and critics?
Replies: 12
Views: 11701

Re: How will GoaT be received by the audience and critics?

@EvilKing... Cosmogonies is right, the people who played GOAT at the stand spanned the whole spectrum, it is heartwarming to see that players of all ages, cosplayers, kids, hipsters, heavy metal fans, hardcore gamers, people who rarely play games, you name it... all look to have fun with the game an...
by david
Thu Aug 21, 2014 1:23 pm
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: Gamescom 2014
Replies: 34
Views: 23902

Re: Gamescom 2014

@Deedlit... I'd love to see a teddy bear-sized plushie Tilo, hopefully in the fullness of time ;) @EvilKing... yes there were gloves, but they mysteriously disappeared, which is puzzling because the rest of the outfit was untouched! :?: Though Seith hasn't committed to E3 or another conference, I'm ...
by david
Thu Aug 21, 2014 12:17 pm
Forum: Your suggestions
Topic: Boxed Collector's edition
Replies: 16
Views: 18496

Re: Boxed Collector's edition

This thread has a bunch of terrific ideas for interesting and beautiful collectors' editions... darn it, I want one myself now :D
by david
Thu Aug 21, 2014 2:34 am
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: Gamescom 2014
Replies: 34
Views: 23902

Re: Gamescom 2014

Cosmogonies just skyped this... it's a reaction to the GOAT trailer... :D

by david
Tue Aug 19, 2014 11:42 am
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: Gamescom 2014
Replies: 34
Views: 23902

Re: Gamescom 2014

by david
Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:22 am
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: Gamescom 2014
Replies: 34
Views: 23902

Re: Gamescom 2014

A close up of tiny 3d paper Tilo made by Paul! http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y517/whitenorthstar/DSC02059_zps57147f7b.jpg At the booth! http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y517/whitenorthstar/IMG_20140816_180034_zps3d6add48.jpg Seith chats with a young gamer! http://i1278.photobucket.com/album...
by david
Tue Aug 19, 2014 2:45 am
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: Gamescom 2014
Replies: 34
Views: 23902

Re: Gamescom 2014

@Varethas... wow, thank you for your interest! as you rprobably know, Secret of NIMH is one of the inspirations of GOAT, and I'd say that the tone of the art and (to make up a phrase) the 'adult level' of the story is fairly similar to NIMH, though the story is set in a totally alternate universe lo...
by david
Tue Aug 19, 2014 2:18 am
Forum: Your suggestions
Topic: instrument/language
Replies: 1
Views: 3374

Re: instrument/language

Greetings and welcome Herr Martinelli :D Good questions! Tilo will definitely be using his lute in the game (though how and why he will use it remains a mystery). Seith told me personally that he intends for 5 languages, at least, English, French, German, Italian and Spanish. He is also wondering ab...
by david
Tue Aug 19, 2014 1:07 am
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: Gamescom 2014
Replies: 34
Views: 23902

Re: Gamescom 2014

@Deedlit... great! The photo was taken as Tilo observes a rat patrolling up the staircase.... http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y517/whitenorthstar/Mobile%20Uploads/Screenshot_2014-08-19-13-01-27_zpsd010bacd.png ...and a brief but nice mention on gamebanshee.com... http://www.gamebanshee.com/news/...
by david
Mon Aug 18, 2014 11:26 am
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: Gamescom 2014
Replies: 34
Views: 23902

Re: Gamescom 2014

@EvilKing... yes, the press and special ticket holders were on the first day, and the remaining four days were open to the public. Our location was quite busy, though not a total madhouse as the photos would suggest... several (i'm not sure, maybe 10) multi-level buildings spread the vast number of ...
by david
Mon Aug 18, 2014 2:46 am
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: Gamescom 2014
Replies: 34
Views: 23902

Re: Gamescom 2014

@fonzman... delighted that you joined us! Here on the website home page and forum is the best place to get news about ways you can get to play GOAT as soon as possible ;) ...more general GOAT news: http://www.trueachievements.com/n17917/ghost-of-a-tale-coming-to-xbox-one.htm ...and a review of the d...
by david
Sun Aug 17, 2014 3:05 am
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: Gamescom 2014
Replies: 34
Views: 23902

Re: Gamescom 2014

Seith chats with two young gentlemen, one has already started game developing using Unity 3d (he's 11 years old!) :mrgreen:

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by david
Sat Aug 16, 2014 9:16 pm
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: Gamescom 2014
Replies: 34
Views: 23902

Re: Gamescom 2014

@LordMouse... terrific to hear from you, and hopefully our game will get more coverage as it comes closer to completion. Thank you for your generous offer to help spread the word! :mrgreen: Here is a link to that nice PCGamer article that you mention: http://www.pcgamer.com/2014/08/16/ghost-of-a-tal...
by david
Sat Aug 16, 2014 8:55 pm
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: Hello mouse people
Replies: 5
Views: 6981

Re: Hello mouse people

Hey Ricardo/Deedlit :D thank you for visiting us! It is fun and interesting to meet people at gamescom, especially enthusiastic supporters like you, and it is great to meet you on the forum too... you are right, GOAT certainly is a lot like NIMH with a bit of Feivel mixed in. Of course, feel free to...
by david
Fri Aug 15, 2014 9:59 pm
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: Gamescom 2014
Replies: 34
Views: 23902

Re: Gamescom 2014

@EvilKing... Thanks so much! I'll definitely look for you on Skype The first IndieGoGo backers to visit our booth... really nice guys! http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y517/whitenorthstar/Mobile%20Uploads/20140814_164652_zps146a7b29.jpg I haven't found any interviews with Seith yet from the confe...
by david
Wed Aug 13, 2014 5:16 pm
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: Mystery photograph
Replies: 11
Views: 9958

Re: Mystery photograph

@EvilKing... nice! if I get time, I'll see if I can score you some swag from those companies @Gab... excellent suggestion, I started a new thread with a couple of images, and I'll try to add more as we progress, to share a flavor of the event with you guys, with links to any major articles featuring...
by david
Wed Aug 13, 2014 5:01 pm
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: First console version - Xbox only
Replies: 14
Views: 12657

Re: First on console - Xbox

It'd be terrific to see GOAT on the PS4, agreed! Fingers crossed that the PC and Xbox versions will be successful, and that this success will propel GOAT onto the PS4 ;)
by david
Wed Aug 13, 2014 4:55 pm
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: Ghost of a Tale gameplay trailer (Gamescom 2014)
Replies: 4
Views: 6006

Re: Ghost of a Tale gameplay trailer (Gamescom 2014)

Thanks for your kind words guys! I totally agree, imho Seith really did a remarkable job on the video, and Jeremiah's music is outstanding. Really nice progress so far, thank heaven :D
by david
Wed Aug 13, 2014 8:00 am
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: Gamescom 2014
Replies: 34
Views: 23902

Gamescom 2014

Hi folks, things are really hectic as we assemble our stand and get the demo running. But I took a photo of one of the exhibition hall entrances... this place is huge, literally several buildings! :shock: http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y517/whitenorthstar/20140811_193314_zps56fd3a6c.jpg And als...
by david
Sat Aug 09, 2014 4:15 am
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: Mystery photograph
Replies: 11
Views: 9958

Re: Mystery photograph

@EvilKing... If I come across a hockey stick in Germany I'll be sure to capture a pic. Hockey is unheard of in Thailand ;) .... and Tilo is definitely huggable! (nice photoshop! is that wonder woman?) :mrgreen: As to what Seith does with the costume after gamescom, I bet he hasn't had time to think ...
by david
Thu Aug 07, 2014 8:58 am
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: Mystery photograph
Replies: 11
Views: 9958

Re: Mystery photograph

I dunno my best guess would be you will actually be dressed as Tilo at the gamecon.. which is AWESOME. :) i am so sorry i am not able to go... dangit. Correct! I'll be at Gamescom as Tilo! :mrgreen: It would be very cool if you could attend, but of course it is a heck of a long trip from the US. An...
by david
Wed Aug 06, 2014 11:16 am
Forum: Your suggestions
Topic: In-game references
Replies: 13
Views: 15600

Re: In-game references

@EvilKing... exactly, its so easy to picture the rats arm wrestling, dancing and playing cards! :mrgreen: http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y517/whitenorthstar/hitmanrat_zps83eed9d3.jpg I think that some of the rats in GOAT might be neutral or even good. It would be funny to see them arguing, smok...
by david
Wed Aug 06, 2014 9:33 am
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: Mystery photograph
Replies: 11
Views: 9958

Re: Mystery photograph

mmm... some more clues! :mrgreen:

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by david
Fri Aug 01, 2014 1:37 pm
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: Mystery photograph
Replies: 11
Views: 9958

Re: Mystery photograph

We believe that the third individual was helping build the disguise, and that alcohol wasn't involved ;)

Mmmm "convention"... that's an interesting observation... perhaps there is a convention coming up where a rodent disguise might be useful?
by david
Fri Aug 01, 2014 6:09 am
Forum: Your suggestions
Topic: In-game references
Replies: 13
Views: 15600

Re: In-game references

... yes, I 100% agree that ice hockey would suit the tough and (probably) quarrelsome GOAT rats very well but -perhaps- the level of tech may not quite match the GOAT period, 'cos ice hockey was first played around 1875. Then again, who am I to say... GOAT has a mouse that wears clothes, uses equipm...
by david
Fri Aug 01, 2014 4:30 am
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: Mystery photograph
Replies: 11
Views: 9958

Mystery photograph

We are greatly puzzled by this photograph of a sinister-looking individual wearing a partially completed disguise. There is a chinchilla in the background, wearing night-vision goggles, who is probably an accomplice. Can you help us solve this mystery? http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y517/whiten...
by david
Fri Aug 01, 2014 4:04 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The greatest games of all time & what are you playing now?
Replies: 38
Views: 34166

Re: The greatest games of all time & what are you playing no

@EvilKing... I checked out a couple of videos on Valkyria Chronicles . It really, really looks like XIII , which is good because that was a sensational game. But your game has adorable manga girls with machine guns... so wrong, yet so beautiful... sigh :D Darn that it is turn based! I like the immed...
by david
Thu Jul 31, 2014 1:04 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The greatest games of all time & what are you playing now?
Replies: 38
Views: 34166

Re: The greatest games of all time & what are you playing no

I blame David and his fondness for violence for my current game of choice: Valkyria Chronicles on PS3. :) Hah, you blame me for leading you astray, and yet you've run amok through Pandora in Borderlands 2 a gazillion times. I'd be surprised if you've left any creatures still alive on that planet :D...
by david
Wed Jul 30, 2014 2:25 pm
Forum: Your suggestions
Topic: In-game references
Replies: 13
Views: 15600

Re: In-game references

@EvilKing... your lawyer looks really fierce! :D Yes, this was exactly my thinking... a hockey reference in-game somewhere.. a vintage stick, mask, trophy, puck, pictures, even an old trophy cupboard with some of these as mementos.. But it might be a stretch, I can't really imagine rats playing fiel...
by david
Wed Jul 30, 2014 11:03 am
Forum: Your suggestions
Topic: In-game references
Replies: 13
Views: 15600

Re: In-game references

Following up on EvilKing's excellent photoshopped image (below) on another thread here: http://www.ghostofatale.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=481... wouldn't a reference to 'hockey' be fun? http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y517/whitenorthstar/Hockey-of-a-Tale_zpsdde18a9c.jpg PS. for those who are...
by david
Sat Jul 26, 2014 6:13 am
Forum: Your suggestions
Topic: Lighting the way
Replies: 9
Views: 9473

Re: Lighting the way

Tilo's mum is so cute and funny that she deserves a comical game of her own, perhaps with her kitchen as the hub :mrgreen: Though we must be careful not to be gender biased, so perhaps have Tilo's dad as an optional character? As to lighting as a gameplay/puzzle feature, as you both describe it, I t...
by david
Mon Jul 21, 2014 6:29 am
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: GOAT mood / tone / approach / themes... whats your flavor?
Replies: 1
Views: 3423

GOAT mood / tone / approach / themes... whats your flavor?

This is something we have kind of touched on in other threads, but I thought you guys might be interested in a post on GOAT's tone. This comes from I've gleaned (mostly) from the publicly-available images and video going as far back as the IGG campaign and beyond, along with the playtest that I did ...
by david
Sun Jul 20, 2014 1:34 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Join our Splinter Cell: Blacklist rampage... today 20 July!
Replies: 0
Views: 7465

Join our Splinter Cell: Blacklist rampage... today 20 July!

Feel free to join Kwisatz and I for a 'Splinter Cell: Blacklist' session this Sunday, 20 July between 10 am to 12 am UTC. You can find both of our Steam IDs here: http://www.ghostofatale.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=488 As usual, all GOAT friends and visitors welcome! :D PS. We play on PC, but jus...
by david
Sun Jul 20, 2014 1:27 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Join our Splinter Cell: Blacklist rampage*... today 12 July!
Replies: 9
Views: 11910

Re: Join our Splinter Cell: Blacklist rampage*... today 12 J

@EvilKing... have an excellent weekend, and just let me know when your available for BL2 or SCB.

@Kwisatz... terrific, See you online at that time!

:mrgreen:
by david
Tue Jul 15, 2014 3:49 am
Forum: Your suggestions
Topic: Interesting and cinematic island locations
Replies: 28
Views: 26191

Re: Interesting and cinematic island locations

@EvilKing.. I can really imagine this place, a dank and rotting wooden ship's hull, with plants growing through it. The abandoned hulk has been long stripped of any valuable items. The water in this place is still, and an unhealthy green color. A rancid smell lingers in the air, and there is a cloud...
by david
Mon Jul 14, 2014 2:31 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Join our 'Borderlands 2' rampage tomorrow... Sunday 13 July!
Replies: 2
Views: 6975

Re: Join our 'Borderlands 2' rampage tomorrow... Sunday 13 J

EvilKing and I had our second BL2 rampage on Sunday... we rescued Roland, and did a couple of really wild side-quests! One quest was to eliminate a warped version of the teenage mutant ninja turtles and Splinter (such a neat reference). The second was to help out a hilariously wrong fire cult... the...
by david
Mon Jul 14, 2014 1:57 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Join our Splinter Cell: Blacklist rampage*... today 12 July!
Replies: 9
Views: 11910

Re: Join our Splinter Cell: Blacklist rampage*... today 12 J

As Kwisatz says, on Saturday night we tried for about one and a half hours to get things going... but we couldn't connect for co-op or Spies V Mercs. I was feeling guilty as heck, because I had recommended the game :oops: Happily, the very next day, Sunday, Kwisatz managed to adjust his port forward...
by david
Sat Jul 12, 2014 9:23 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Join our Splinter Cell: Blacklist rampage*... today 12 July!
Replies: 9
Views: 11910

Re: Join our Splinter Cell: Blacklist rampage* tomorrow 12 J

no worries Kwisatz, I totally understand, kidz before gamez! Playtime with your kidz sounds fun, but I hope they release you sometime today :D Yes, coop would probably be best to start with. Because you'll be the host (less lag for you), I don't think we'll get the option to play the Kobin missions ...
by david
Sat Jul 12, 2014 7:24 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Join our 'Borderlands 2' rampage tomorrow... Sunday 13 July!
Replies: 2
Views: 6975

Re: Join our 'Borderlands 2' rampage tomorrow... Sunday 13 J

@EvilKing... Yes, I don't have any DLC, but I do have a headset now... yay communication! :mrgreen:
by david
Fri Jul 11, 2014 11:19 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Join our 'Borderlands 2' rampage tomorrow... 3 July!
Replies: 10
Views: 12912

Re: Join our 'Borderlands 2' rampage tomorrow... 3 July!

Good on ya for looking after your mum! :D I love my kindle, I carry it about every day and dip into it to take a few spare moment away from the interweb. Sign me up for Borderlands 2 at that time on Sunday. I'm looking forward to it :mrgreen: Of course, as usual, all other GOAT visitors are welcome ...
by david
Fri Jul 11, 2014 11:08 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Join our Splinter Cell: Blacklist rampage*... today 12 July!
Replies: 9
Views: 11910

Re: Join our Splinter Cell: Blacklist rampage* tomorrow 12 J

evilkinggumby wrote:haha does it have a spectator mode where I can watch?
Sorry EvilKing, no spectator mode... but hopefully you'll be able to join us soon :ugeek:

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by david
Fri Jul 11, 2014 10:48 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What are you currently listening to?
Replies: 12
Views: 18404

Re: What are you currently listening to?

@EvilKing... wow, totally different interpretations... I love the Flunk ones (several great and different mixes of this), and I really like the Orgy ones (several really different mixes of this too).

People's creativity constantly amazes me :mrgreen:
by david
Fri Jul 11, 2014 8:03 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Join our Splinter Cell: Blacklist rampage*... today 12 July!
Replies: 9
Views: 11910

Join our Splinter Cell: Blacklist rampage*... today 12 July!

I'd be super-pleased if you would join Kwisatz and I for a 'Splinter Cell: Blacklist' session this Saturday, 12 July between 6 and 10 pm UTC. All GOAT friends and visitors welcome! :D PS. Ok, fair enough, I admit that 'rampage' does apply to 'Borderlands 2' but is somewhat of a misnomer as applied t...
by david
Fri Jul 11, 2014 7:43 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What are you currently listening to?
Replies: 12
Views: 18404

Re: What are you currently listening to?

@EvilKing... I had a listen to Slipknot, Fear Factory... these were names that I'd heard or t-shirts that I'd seen... of a hardcore genre that was more of a niche in Europe, so it was really cool to have a listen! I liked 'Doc Holliday' from Volbeat, imho it sounds quite similar to Metallica. These ...
by david
Thu Jul 10, 2014 11:03 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Join our 'Borderlands 2' rampage tomorrow... 3 July!
Replies: 10
Views: 12912

Re: Join our 'Borderlands 2' rampage tomorrow... 3 July!

@Kwisatz... Terrific! I'll buy a headset today. I'm on for Saturday, it will be ridiculously late 'cos I'm +7 UTC... but to heck with it ;) Hopefully you'll enjoy the gameplay as much as I did (apologies, if you find that the storyline is the usual drivel though). We can play some of the coop missio...
by david
Thu Jul 10, 2014 8:29 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Join our 'Borderlands 2' rampage tomorrow... 3 July!
Replies: 10
Views: 12912

Re: Join our 'Borderlands 2' rampage tomorrow... 3 July!

@Kwisatz... awesome! Whichever game you choose, we'll have some fun! :mrgreen:

Shooting (virtual) people is just awesome entertainment ;)
by david
Wed Jul 09, 2014 10:10 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Join our 'Borderlands 2' rampage tomorrow... 3 July!
Replies: 10
Views: 12912

Re: Join our 'Borderlands 2' rampage tomorrow... 3 July!

haha actually we got about 2/3 through rescuing roland ...darn it! I though we had rescued him! :shock: We didn't have headsets so it was tough communicating Yeah, I must buy one for sure. Before we move on to another game, we have to get Roland out of that nasty place, he's having a rotten time ;)...
by david
Thu Jul 03, 2014 12:34 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Join our 'Borderlands 2' rampage tomorrow... 3 July!
Replies: 10
Views: 12912

Re: Join our 'Borderlands 2' rampage tomorrow... 3 July!

I played Borderlands 1 for about 10 hours before branding it as a huge grind without any deeper enjoyment I had exactly the same experience with BL 1 (and with 2 also, though I found 2 a bit more interesting) but lots of people loved both games... puzzling! :?: It is a pity you couldn't make it thi...
by david
Wed Jul 02, 2014 11:17 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Join our 'Borderlands 2' rampage tomorrow... 3 July!
Replies: 10
Views: 12912

Join our 'Borderlands 2' rampage tomorrow... 3 July!

EvilKing tells me that I was unjust in my lack of love for 'Borderlands 2', so perhaps I didn't give it enough time and it is really a decent game. So he has offered to join me in a co-op session to keep the skags off my back and revive me occasionally. We are playing tomorrow, 3 July, starting at 1...
by david
Wed Jul 02, 2014 7:08 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What are you currently listening to?
Replies: 12
Views: 18404

Re: What are you currently listening to?

This thread is well timed because I've been itching recently to expand on my jaded playlist... yay! @Jeremiah... it's awesome to hear the perspective and comments of a real musician, so I'll put on some headphones, find the pieces on my streaming service and listen to them again properly at a higher...
by david
Wed Jul 02, 2014 6:06 am
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: Dimensions of Quality - what is your priority?
Replies: 18
Views: 13135

Re: Dimensions of Quality - what is your priority?

@EvilKing... Ok sign me up for a 'Borderlands 2' session! Just gimme some time to practice and study a bit first though so I can appear reasonably competent :mrgreen: Then we'll go on a RAMPAGE! http://cf.chucklesnetwork.com/items/4/9/4/7/7/original/i-dont-always-do-good-but-when-i-do-its-in-co-op-v...
by david
Wed Jul 02, 2014 5:07 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: If you like... share your Steam ID here... here's mine
Replies: 7
Views: 10507

Re: If you like... share your Steam ID here... here's mine

@Kwisatz... Darn, it is a pity you already have 'Dear Esther'. Yeah, 'Portal 1' is a milestone... and just about the perfect length and difficulty for a puzzle game. The writing/voicing was remarkable... I really loved the turrets and of course GLADOS. http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y517/whiten...
by david
Tue Jul 01, 2014 12:08 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: If you like... share your Steam ID here... here's mine
Replies: 7
Views: 10507

Re: If you like... share your Steam ID here... here's mine

@EvilKing... excellent, Portal 2 is yours... I'll gift it to you in about 30 minutes... enjoy! Portal 1 was good, but I get a bit compulsive about finishing puzzle games, once I get going, so I haven't even started on Portal 2. I have read very good things though. Valve may be richer than God, and h...
by david
Tue Jul 01, 2014 11:40 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Great video game deals and sales - on now
Replies: 42
Views: 33923

Re: Great video game deals and sales - on now

@EvilKing... yes, it was slim pickings for me too in this sale. I just bought Goat Simulator and World of Goo , a lot of the other desirable games I already had. Its probably for the best anyway, my backlog is out of control thanks to various Humble Bundles, so I've got a whole raft of indie games a...
by david
Tue Jul 01, 2014 11:28 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: If you like... share your Steam ID here... here's mine
Replies: 7
Views: 10507

Re: If you like... share your Steam ID here... here's mine

@Kwisatz. and Evilking... excellent! I have an extra copy of 'Dear Esther' and 'Portal 2' to give away... one copy of each... do you guys have both games? They are gathering dust in my inventory, extras from Steam sales or Humble Bundles, so just shout if you'd like 'em :D

by david
Tue Jul 01, 2014 11:01 am
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: Dimensions of Quality - what is your priority?
Replies: 18
Views: 13135

Re: Dimensions of Quality - what is your priority?

@Vallug... I haven't played Tony Hawks Pro Skater , though with movement controls (like Kinect 2) and/or a board-like peripheral (like in Tony Hawks Ride , but perhaps better implemented) I'd certainly be tempted by some virtual surfing, snowboarding and skateboarding. What was in Pro Skater that br...
by david
Sun Jun 29, 2014 11:11 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: If you like... share your Steam ID here... here's mine
Replies: 7
Views: 10507

If you like... share your Steam ID here... here's mine

I'd just like to share my Steam ID with my fellow GOAT fanciers, it's 'whitenorthstar'. Feel free to add me as a friend on Steam directly, or put your own ID here so I can add you. http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y517/whitenorthstar/Chinchilla_zpsb7be2d23.jpg If you don't feel comfortable sharin...
by david
Sun Jun 29, 2014 9:39 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Great video game deals and sales - on now
Replies: 42
Views: 33923

Re: Great video game deals and sales - on now

@Jeremiah... thank you! Having just played the demo, I thought it was just a smart, funny puzzle game with nifty physics. I completely missed the deeper themes and emotions of World of Goo . You are almost certainly right about the soundtrack - from what I remember of the early bits, it did fit the ...
by david
Sun Jun 29, 2014 5:56 am
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: Dimensions of Quality - what is your priority?
Replies: 18
Views: 13135

Re: Dimensions of Quality - what is your priority?

@Vallug, EvilKing and Kwisatz... I think the points you make are valid, and these views are becoming more and more widely held. Most modern AAA games are made by massive teams, and involve so much cost and investment risk, that the commercial issues may become overpowering, and the uniqueness of the...
by david
Fri Jun 27, 2014 8:36 am
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: Dimensions of Quality - what is your priority?
Replies: 18
Views: 13135

Re: Dimensions of Quality - what is your priority?

So yeah whereas I do love a great story and characters, TBH, in games it is so rare to find exception writing that provides that so I stopped expecting/looking for it. It is changing, slowly, to where newer games are using more nuance and so the story and writitng is better. Yeah, I totally agree.....
by david
Fri Jun 27, 2014 2:11 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Great video game deals and sales - on now
Replies: 42
Views: 33923

Re: Great video game deals and sales - on now

@EvilKing... newegg is great! but I seem to already have all the games I want on sale there at the moment. ey, I just bought Goat Simulator for USD 5.99 at the Steam sale... the genius of the concept wows me... I've wanted this since it came out! :D http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y517/whitenort...
by david
Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:45 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Great video game deals and sales - on now
Replies: 42
Views: 33923

Re: Great video game deals and sales - on now

I was on GOG recently, trying to find a copy of XIII (still a great game... I played it last year). http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y517/whitenorthstar/xiii_ps2_screenshot_soldiers_zpsc0e8085f.jpg I didn't know there was a sale, but since you mentioned it I've been checking it (at the very least...
by david
Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:15 am
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: Dimensions of Quality - what is your priority?
Replies: 18
Views: 13135

Re: Dimensions of Quality - what is your priority?

@Kwisatz... I read your post with great interest. Your assessment of multiplayer priorities very closely matches my experiences playing Halo 1 , Battlefield 2042 , Battlefield Heroes and Team Fortress 2 . To be fair though, I was just mid-ranked in BF2042 and BF:Heroes and always cannon-fodder in Ha...
by david
Fri Jun 20, 2014 5:09 am
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: Dimensions of Quality - what is your priority?
Replies: 18
Views: 13135

Re: Dimensions of Quality - what is your priority?

evilkinggumby wrote:this is actually a great idea for a thread. I'd love to see what fans thought was important in games. :)
@EvilKing... thank you!

What are your thought on this.. :D

I'm guessing that story and characters will rank higher for you, right?
by david
Fri Jun 20, 2014 4:52 am
Forum: Your suggestions
Topic: Your ideas for puzzles?
Replies: 9
Views: 9062

Re: Your ideas for puzzles?

The concept of Tilo's mum teaching him skills in flashback sequences as a little baby mouse -i.e. player tutorial- is neat and cute :D Keep in mind it would be playable, so she would explain to him and then you'd have a chance to try it out and solve the puzzle. So not so much scripted cut scene as...
by david
Fri Jun 20, 2014 4:45 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Great video game deals and sales - on now
Replies: 42
Views: 33923

Re: Great video game deals and sales - on now

JUBILATION!

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It is now the STEAM SUMMER SALE!

:D
by david
Thu Jun 19, 2014 11:29 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The greatest games of all time & what are you playing now?
Replies: 38
Views: 34166

Re: The greatest games of all time & what are you playing no

Disclaimer: I support more peaceful themes in video games 100%, but I haven't found a satisfying pacifist game yet, except the original Lemmings on the Amiga way back. Fingers crossed that it will be GOAT. http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y517/whitenorthstar/tom-clancys-splinter-cell-blacklist-s...
by david
Thu Jun 19, 2014 9:50 am
Forum: Your suggestions
Topic: Your ideas for puzzles?
Replies: 9
Views: 9062

Re: Your ideas for puzzles?

@EvilKing... yeah, a series of water-based puzzles, based on interlocking objects, would certainly be interesting, to open a special door to a temple or a special facility. For sure, there is a way to engineer things without needing a full physics solution. Yeah, you are right about the prompts... t...
by david
Thu Jun 19, 2014 8:04 am
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: Dimensions of Quality - what is your priority?
Replies: 18
Views: 13135

Dimensions of Quality - what is your priority?

Following up on some PMs with EvilKing, I've been thinking about the areas that define a 'good game', which key areas are important and, of these, which have the higher priorities.... What areas are most important to you in other games and, of course, GOAT? ;) Here are my thoughts, though I could ea...
by david
Thu Jun 19, 2014 6:53 am
Forum: Your suggestions
Topic: Your ideas for puzzles?
Replies: 9
Views: 9062

Re: Your ideas for puzzles?

BTW, here is a really nice video of Nvidia's water physics (too slow for gaming at the moment though... it runs at 15fps on a high end system): H4ACKAUU3O0 ... and here is a Unity game in development, with some nifty-looking water physics too, although I don't think it will be a full-on fluid simula...
by david
Thu Jun 19, 2014 3:09 am
Forum: Your suggestions
Topic: Your ideas for puzzles?
Replies: 9
Views: 9062

Re: Your ideas for puzzles?

@EvilKing... as usual, your imagination impresses me! I think I'd only be able to solve about half those puzzles: 'hornets nest', 'waterborne mushroom', 'log catapult', and (given the right prompts) the 'song of storms' :shock: I really, really like the 'water flow' puzzle, though I think it would b...
by david
Wed Jun 18, 2014 8:43 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What are you currently eating?
Replies: 28
Views: 23798

Re: What are you currently eating?

Terrific birthday cake topping, and I'm literally starting to salivate as I think about the sinfully delicious ingredients! :D For sure, a sprinkle of insects would add crunch, and their protein would improve the nutrition aspect too. Do check out the nearby 'weird drinks' thread on these forums for...
by david
Tue Jun 17, 2014 7:57 am
Forum: Your suggestions
Topic: Your ideas for puzzles?
Replies: 9
Views: 9062

Your ideas for puzzles?

My brain has been toying with a couple of possible puzzles for GOAT, and it would be fun to hear your thoughts and ideas :ugeek: As for me, my first idea is sound-based. As you know, Tilo can move very quietly. But let's say he needs to cross a patch of loose gravel behind a skeleton rat guard, with...
by david
Mon Jun 16, 2014 4:15 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Weird Drinks that David should try!
Replies: 11
Views: 13307

Re: Weird Drinks that David should try!

Excellent! I was also thinking about a 'weird drinks' party with group of friends

:D
by david
Fri Jun 13, 2014 3:53 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Weird Drinks that David should try!
Replies: 11
Views: 13307

Re: Weird Drinks that David should try!

Yikes, if I come across pig's placenta (and other weird stuff), it isn't too costly and there is a decent hospital nearby.... I'll try it, for science (or a good story to tell anyway) :shock:

...but if I find it I'll send it to you also, so we can compare flavors :D
by david
Wed Jun 11, 2014 11:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: E3 2014
Replies: 1
Views: 6235

Re: E3 2014

As you probably saw in Seith's last blog post, there have been chats with Microsoft and we got an XBone developers kit from them. Seith hasn't mentioned Sony yet, but he keeps his cards close to his chest so it is still a possibility. As to which console 8 would like to have, I'm kind of agnostic......
by david
Wed Jun 11, 2014 11:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Weird Drinks that David should try!
Replies: 11
Views: 13307

Re: Weird Drinks that David should try!

evilkinggumby wrote:umm.. is that wine? wow. that's pretty twisted..
I don't think it's wine, its probably a health drink.... :|

Though it kind of looks like a sports drink. Can you imagine chugging down half a liter of pig's placenta after a workout? Now that's commitment! :D
by david
Wed Jun 11, 2014 6:12 am
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: How will GoaT be received by the audience and critics?
Replies: 12
Views: 11701

Re: How will GoaT be received by the audience and critics?

I'm also convinced of Seith's skill as an animator/storydesinger/questdesigner/wrapper/coder/environmental artist/character artist/I'm sure I forgot many more :lol: ... It seems like most indie games have to sacrifice in some way to become a full rich game. Some use style and retro flair to go with...
by david
Tue Jun 10, 2014 10:29 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Weird Drinks that David should try!
Replies: 11
Views: 13307

Re: Weird Drinks that David should try!

@EvilKing... cool, I'll keep my eyes open for something weird and wild from the exotic east for you :D

... the following is apparently made from pigs' placenta. Yummy! :shock:

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by david
Fri Jun 06, 2014 6:26 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Weird Drinks that David should try!
Replies: 11
Views: 13307

Re: Weird Drinks that David should try!

Yeah, you could have a lot of fun with these beverages ;) If I come across an interesting one on my travels, I'll PM you... I'm not sure what the 'international shipping regulations for truly weird beverages' are :D but maybe I can send a can or a bottle to you. I too am intrigued by the pizza and s...
by david
Thu Jun 05, 2014 1:31 am
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: How will GoaT be received by the audience and critics?
Replies: 12
Views: 11701

Re: How will GoaT be received by the audience and critics?

I have been wondering the same thing myself. Of course, we are all hoping that GOAT will be the greatest thing, ever ;) Having played a very GOAT early version - the tunnel level - I can say for sure that the visuals and control/movement are AAA. Imho we are quite safe too with regard to the animati...
by david
Thu Jun 05, 2014 1:22 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Weird Drinks that David should try!
Replies: 11
Views: 13307

Re: Weird Drinks that David should try!

@EvilKing... :shock: Wow, that video is eye-opening... I'd recommend it to anyone... the world truly is weird and wonderful :D Just for fun, I'd like to try a lot of them, even the Indian one made from cow urine... if there was a reliable hospital nearby just in case ;) http://i1278.photobucket.com/...
by david
Tue Jun 03, 2014 2:20 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: [Possible Spoilers] Among The Sleep
Replies: 3
Views: 7479

Re: [Possible Spoilers] Among The Sleep

wow, ATS sounds like a great indie title... inventive, with a clever and off the wall concept, including genuine emotional depth. Coincidentally, it caught my eye on the humble bundle store a few days ago. ...and kudos to you for being with them (and us) from the beginning. I sincerely believe, it i...
by david
Mon May 26, 2014 9:05 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Great video game deals and sales - on now
Replies: 42
Views: 33923

Re: Great video game deals and sales - on now

hey, if you don't have it already, check out Dark Souls - a seminal landmark in gaming history and one of the GOAT inspirations. It's on a Steam sale today at USD 9! I just bought my copy and I'm logging on to play right now... draws sword from scabbard and plunges blindly into the darkness woohoo! ...
by david
Sat May 24, 2014 7:47 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Playing GOAT at high resolution - Korean monitors?
Replies: 29
Views: 22408

Re: Playing GOAT at high resolution - Korean monitors?

Now you can save and use the set aside money later to get what you really want. Exactly! Yeah, I'm getting good results from HDMI, and I've made a mental note of your experience with VGA for when I upgrade... and though I like using the TV at the moment, when I upgrade I'll absolutely also be consi...
by david
Sat May 24, 2014 7:37 am
Forum: Your suggestions
Topic: Interesting and cinematic island locations
Replies: 28
Views: 26191

Re: Interesting and cinematic island locations

@Kwisatz... absolutely, a waterfall and a pool for sure.. with some clever variation or twist on the 'tunnel entrance behind the waterfall trope'. I somehow doubt if we'll be seeing a nubile girl mouse showering underneath it though ;) I also REALLY like the look of the basalt, but it might confuse ...
by david
Sat May 24, 2014 6:57 am
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: Who'll visit the GOAT stand: Gamescom, Cologne, August 13-17
Replies: 9
Views: 7803

Re: Who'll visit the GOAT stand: Gamescom, Cologne, August 1

https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQxGs-KYSh-3PTe7BT5mJUK_UA_Kg9s2rH2JdVKX2HaV8tS3U0SOPR0YRMriw wow... not coming to Gamescom and no interwebz connection? :shock: I feel your pain, brother Kwisatz, we will miss you for sure :( But if your circumstances change, do let us know so w...
by david
Wed May 21, 2014 1:31 am
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: Who'll visit the GOAT stand: Gamescom, Cologne, August 13-17
Replies: 9
Views: 7803

Re: Who'll visit the GOAT stand: Gamescom, Cologne, August 1

@EvilKing and JeremiahPena... terrific! Let's definitely, definitely do this... it will make the event even better! :D
by david
Sat May 17, 2014 12:55 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Playing GOAT at high resolution - Korean monitors?
Replies: 29
Views: 22408

Re: Playing GOAT at high resolution - Korean monitors?

@EvilKing... It doesn't compare at all with your water-cooled behemoth, but here's my current setup: I use a wireless keyboard and mouse with the Sony Bravia (comes with my rented room in Bangkok) as my monitor... it functions well enough for work and light gaming. These days, I'm playing my recent ...
by david
Sat May 17, 2014 12:32 am
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: Who'll visit the GOAT stand: Gamescom, Cologne, August 13-17
Replies: 9
Views: 7803

Re: Who'll visit the GOAT stand: Gamescom, Cologne, August 1

@EvilKing and JeremiahPena... really, Gamescom would feel more complete if you were both there, but it would be a major trek from the USA. So it is perfectly understandable! But at the conference, if you like, we could live-video on Skype with you to say 'hi!', then hold up the camera so you can see...
by david
Tue May 13, 2014 12:30 am
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: Funfact, some lines of code were writen from Alcatraz!
Replies: 9
Views: 7270

Re: Funfact, some lines of code were writen from Alcatraz!

cosmogonies wrote:let's just say something involving a cage...
...a clue! a mystery! Mmhmm... trap mechanics perhaps? Some kind of suspended cage puzzle? An ingenious reference to the falling basket cage in the board game game Mousetrap?

:?:
by david
Sat May 10, 2014 6:25 am
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: Kitchens For Sale UK
Replies: 7
Views: 6390

Re: Kitchens For Sale UK

But again.. I don't expect to see this implemented, it's adding a TON of work that I am sure Seith doesn't need Yeah, unfortunately that's very probably true, though it is fun to throw ideas around. What is quite unusual though in Seith's case, from his animation background, is that he is probably ...
by david
Sat May 10, 2014 5:38 am
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: Funfact, some lines of code were writen from Alcatraz!
Replies: 9
Views: 7270

Re: Funfact, some lines of code were writen from Alcatraz!

wow GDC looks crazy.. did you(David) or Seith go? Only Cosmogenies went to GDC 2014 San Francisco, I guess he attended for some other projects he's working on, or maybe he popped in just for fun (the cost depends on the level of access... tickets can be a bit pricey to attend everything). GDC is ma...
by david
Thu May 08, 2014 3:23 am
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: Funfact, some lines of code were writen from Alcatraz!
Replies: 9
Views: 7270

Re: Funfact, some lines of code were writen from Alcatraz!

@Cosmogonies.. coding GOAT in Alcatraz is utterly, ridiculously cool... especially coming there after the 2014 Game Developers Conference :shock: http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y517/whitenorthstar/gdc-show-floor-2014_zps698c8021.jpg Which bits of GOAT code did you tinker with in Alcatraz... was...
by david
Thu May 08, 2014 12:53 am
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: Kitchens For Sale UK
Replies: 7
Views: 6390

Re: Kitchens For Sale UK

@EvilKing and Kwisatz... Bolot2 should be nominated for spam bot of the year. We've all been talking about kitchens :mrgreen: Yeah, Tilo's mum (and friends) in the kitchen could be a series of hilariously offbeat mini-games... you could have a lot of fun with that concept! Here's a link to a cooking...
by david
Thu May 08, 2014 12:22 am
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: GOAT is headlining on the UNITY engine blog!
Replies: 12
Views: 10003

Re: GOAT is headlining on the UNITY engine blog!

It could work if the environments are meticulously designed and littered with details to make everything come together. I think GoaT has enough lore to make it viable, though at the same time I am unsure if the breaks in action/combat/puzzle solving to pour over objects/notes/scrolls is going to ki...
by david
Tue May 06, 2014 1:34 am
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: GOAT is headlining on the UNITY engine blog!
Replies: 12
Views: 10003

Re: GOAT is headlining on the UNITY engine blog!

Here is a question for you: how do you like lore/backstory/characterization in games to be implemented outside of cut scenes and/or flashbacks? Reading documents? Monologue narration? Dialogue between immediate characters? listed in the game's manual? I'm curious what folk prefer, or what other met...
by david
Thu May 01, 2014 8:01 am
Forum: Your suggestions
Topic: Interesting and cinematic island locations
Replies: 28
Views: 26191

Re: Interesting and cinematic island locations

@Kwisatz... I totally agree, not just tunnels and caverns! Mixing it up with wide outdoor areas, offering a variety of routes through and plenty of interesting options to creatively deal with enemies.
by david
Thu May 01, 2014 7:56 am
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: GOAT is headlining on the UNITY engine blog!
Replies: 12
Views: 10003

Re: GOAT is headlining on the UNITY engine blog!

I love great stories and movies. But I'm not convinced that games should follow the Hollywood movie model in approaching storytelling.... imho games should play to their strength of being an interactive medium, and always keep the player in-game, figuring things out if possible. This is a HUGE chall...
by david
Thu May 01, 2014 1:47 am
Forum: Your suggestions
Topic: In-game references
Replies: 13
Views: 15600

Re: In-game references

Those are brilliant... the medieval companion cube and angry birds references are especially superb... really brightened my day!

:D

PS. I didn't play Fable 1, what were the boxer shorts doing? That's a brave dude to wade into battle wearing just (stylish) underwear :mrgreen:
by david
Thu May 01, 2014 12:59 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Redwall
Replies: 3
Views: 11274

Re: Redwall

HOORAY!

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by david
Wed Apr 30, 2014 6:27 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What are you currently eating?
Replies: 28
Views: 23798

Re: What are you currently eating?

@EvilKing... I was wondering too! Is there an ant farm, or do they catch them somehow? Is insect farming going to be the big agri-business of the new milleneum? :D

I'll ask my Thai friend at the weekend.

Bugs are yummy :lol:
by david
Tue Apr 29, 2014 7:46 am
Forum: Your suggestions
Topic: In-game references
Replies: 13
Views: 15600

In-game references

I really enjoy seeing clever/subtle/suitable in-game references to other games, movies, tv, music, memes, even people. If you like, add your own ideas to this thread to reference your own favorites. Here are a couple from me: Sun-worshipping squirrel (Dark Souls reference) http://i1278.photobucket.c...
by david
Tue Apr 29, 2014 7:06 am
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: GOAT is headlining on the UNITY engine blog!
Replies: 12
Views: 10003

Re: GOAT is headlining on the UNITY engine blog!

This blog goes out to many, many people... maybe millions :D Just to clarify my first post, I don't actually know how many people get the Unity blog, though in 2013 Unity developers numbered about 2 million with about 400,000 active monthly users: http://blogs.unity3d.com/2013/07/09/another-million...
by david
Tue Apr 29, 2014 4:58 am
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: GOAT is headlining on the UNITY engine blog!
Replies: 12
Views: 10003

Re: GOAT is headlining on the UNITY engine blog!

@EvilKing... Goat Simulator... that really is a brilliantly ludicrous concept for a game and I'm really keen to play it. I believe it has done incredibly well since release: http://www.goat-simulator.com With regard to in-game story/back story/expositions/cut-scenes/documentation, I could be complet...
by david
Fri Apr 25, 2014 10:26 am
Forum: Your suggestions
Topic: Interesting and cinematic island locations
Replies: 28
Views: 26191

Re: Interesting and cinematic island locations

@EvilKing... sweet heaven... there are just an insane amount off terrific ideas in that post: a breathing straw! hat with a candle! pirate chest with a clue to the hidden grotto where the treasure has gone! Kwisatz also likes the tide mechanic, he posted about it a while back. It really would fit so...
by david
Thu Apr 24, 2014 11:51 pm
Forum: Your suggestions
Topic: Interesting and cinematic island locations
Replies: 28
Views: 26191

Re: Interesting and cinematic island locations

I just thought that it would be cool to have an area or level or location where Tilo has to wade through dark water at waist level. Maybe a series of underground caves? Not being able to see the ground beneath could be part of the gameplay, perhaps with creatures and fish popping out of the water an...
by david
Thu Apr 24, 2014 11:19 pm
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: GOAT is headlining on the UNITY engine blog!
Replies: 12
Views: 10003

Re: GOAT is headlining on the UNITY engine blog!

@EvilKing... Actually, your idea for references is really cute! (done in taste and moderation). I love to see clever, subtle, relevant ones, so you have given me the idea to start a thread to gather thoughts for references in GOAT. You'll be pleased to learn there almost certainly won't be a lot of ...
by david
Thu Apr 24, 2014 7:28 am
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: Share your art, fiction, music, inspired by Ghost of a Tale!
Replies: 20
Views: 17537

Re: Share your art, fiction, music, inspired by Ghost of a T

... and some terrific pictures from Tumblr user Corey Patrick Miller! :D You can see his stuff full size here: http://coreypatrickmiller.tumblr.com and http://www.coreypatrickmiller.com http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y517/whitenorthstar/Tilo_zps710959ff.jpg http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y...
by david
Thu Apr 24, 2014 5:10 am
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: GOAT is headlining on the UNITY engine blog!
Replies: 12
Views: 10003

GOAT is headlining on the UNITY engine blog!

Hey guys, I think you'll enjoy that - at this very moment - an article on GOAT is headlining the UNITY blog. As you probably know that UNITY is the engine that GOAT is being developed on. http://blogs.unity3d.com This blog goes out to many, many people... maybe millions :D On a side note: as we have...
by david
Thu Apr 24, 2014 4:26 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Playing GOAT at high resolution - Korean monitors?
Replies: 29
Views: 22408

Re: Playing GOAT at high resolution - Korean monitors?

@EvilKing... being a technology lover, I'm drooling a bit as I look at your shiny new system :geek:
evilkinggumby wrote:when do we get to see David pull the trigger and get himself a proper monitor/projector?
Aha! I have a new solution for this: I'll post a photo soon! ;)
by david
Thu Apr 24, 2014 3:14 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What are you currently eating?
Replies: 28
Views: 23798

Re: What are you currently eating?

@EvilKing... most excellent questions! :lol: if you were in a dark movie theater and snacking on them without looking.. would it seem ok? In a dark cinema, the ant would be fine! With the salt and spices, it really tastes JUST like a normal snack food. Perhaps, 'Ants'... or 'Antz'... will be coming ...
by david
Thu Apr 24, 2014 2:42 am
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: Kitchens For Sale UK
Replies: 7
Views: 6390

Re: Kitchens For Sale UK

@Kwisatz... Thank you for endorsing this high quality kitchen supplier. We are honored to have you - a distinguished member of the British Royal Kitchen Society - here on the forum. Do you and the Queen of England cook together often? :mrgreen: @Bolot2... Your flattering words about our forum are ex...
by david
Wed Apr 23, 2014 4:58 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What are you currently eating?
Replies: 28
Views: 23798

Re: What are you currently eating?

Sushi is da best! Yum! :D Last week was the Songkran festival, which is kind of the equivalent of a family Christmas for Thai people... though it involves throwing water for the week, hot weather and no Santa Claus. http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y517/whitenorthstar/Songkran_zps51a5ba8c.jpg An...
by david
Mon Apr 21, 2014 1:36 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Playing GOAT at high resolution - Korean monitors?
Replies: 29
Views: 22408

Re: Playing GOAT at high resolution - Korean monitors?

@EvilKing... nice x-ray view... lots of lovely horsepower. I think you'll be ok for GOAT.

Man... I love technology (when it all works) :ugeek:
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by david
Fri Apr 18, 2014 12:11 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Playing GOAT at high resolution - Korean monitors?
Replies: 29
Views: 22408

Re: Playing GOAT at high resolution - Korean monitors?

evilkinggumby wrote:I'll try and take pics just for fun.
excellent idea, I'm looking forward to seeing your build! :D
by david
Wed Apr 16, 2014 10:05 pm
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: The next blog update...
Replies: 9
Views: 7356

Re: The next blog update...

@EvilKing... get well soon, I'll see if I can get some herbs and healing incantations from a local witch doctor for you ;) http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y517/whitenorthstar/Witchdoctor_zpsc83c67f3.jpg I agree with you about the Zerg rush, I believe the Rats would have used something like this ...
by david
Wed Apr 16, 2014 1:53 am
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: The next blog update...
Replies: 9
Views: 7356

Re: The next blog update...

I love the Green Flame, an adversary who is so different. so fearsome; with its non-corporeal form, unknown purpose and alien thought-processes (if it had any thoughts, maybe the Green Flame just had drives). @EvilKing... And, you are right, it would be mind-blowing to see skeletal versions of other...
by david
Tue Apr 15, 2014 7:03 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Playing GOAT at high resolution - Korean monitors?
Replies: 29
Views: 22408

Re: Playing GOAT at high resolution - Korean monitors?

evilkinggumby wrote:THE ULTIMATE GHOST OF A TALE COMPUTER
Yeah, agreed! I'm also thinking of buying or building something that will run GOAT effortlessly.
by david
Tue Apr 15, 2014 6:49 am
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: Character Development?
Replies: 10
Views: 9965

Re: Character Development?

@Vallug.. hey, welcome! As EvilKing says, we ramble and talk nonsense here a lot :D As far as I understand Tilo (pronounced Tee-Low), will gain his abilities from his equipment, whether it is traps, musical instrument, equipment, magical items (maybe) and weapons (very maybe... there will be doing s...
by david
Tue Apr 08, 2014 7:25 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Playing GOAT at high resolution - Korean monitors?
Replies: 29
Views: 22408

Re: Playing GOAT at high resolution - Korean monitors?

hey, just to say there is a Monitor Mania event on right now at NewEgg.com... I haven't looked at the details, but there seem to be some good deals there.

They don't deliver to Thailand, shame! :ugeek:
by david
Sun Apr 06, 2014 1:26 am
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: Part of GOAT's theme, maybe?
Replies: 7
Views: 5430

Re: Part of GOAT's theme, maybe?

@EvilKing... nice! And now to just shamelessly take this thread even further off topic...

by david
Fri Apr 04, 2014 12:16 am
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: Part of GOAT's theme, maybe?
Replies: 7
Views: 5430

Re: Part of GOAT's theme, maybe?

evilkinggumby wrote:you can light the lamp with extra virgin olive oil, right?
Yes you can, it burns really well. In fact my car runs very well on olive oil (any grade) and is very economical. Sometimes, if I'm feeling exotic, I mix some coconut oil (with a splash of lime) in the gas tank too.
by david
Thu Apr 03, 2014 5:46 am
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: *NEWSFLASH* A new direction for GOAT - NOW A SHOOTER
Replies: 7
Views: 5492

Re: *NEWSFLASH* A new direction for GOAT - NOW A SHOOTER

And what about EMOTIONS? Who thinks about EMOTIONS?! A game needs EMOTIONS! And what about GUNZ? Who thinks about 'SPLOSIONS?! A game needs GUNZ and 'SPLOSIONS! complete with electric lute! :twisted: An electric lute, wonderful :D Joking aside, that piece of music really, really suits Ghost Soldier...
by david
Thu Apr 03, 2014 5:29 am
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: Will GOAT move to Unity 5?
Replies: 12
Views: 10897

Re: Will GOAT move to Unity 5?

Like you, I was hoping to see GOAT become a showcase game for Unity... with official in-house technical support from Unity's engineers to make it look awesome and run optimally. But Unity operates slightly differently from Epic (Unreal Engine) and Crytek (CryEngine). Unity doesn't make in-house bloc...
by david
Wed Apr 02, 2014 3:58 am
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: The next blog update...
Replies: 9
Views: 7356

Re: The next blog update...

@EvilKing... for sure there is a strong flavor of the 'David and Goliath' story in GOAT, cunning VS brute force. Absolutely! To date though, my contribution to GOAT has been so small that I'm utterly undeserving of such an honor, but I personally love your suggestion. Regrettably, 'David' is probabl...
by david
Wed Apr 02, 2014 12:47 am
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: Part of GOAT's theme, maybe?
Replies: 7
Views: 5430

Re: Part of GOAT's theme, maybe?

As usual, Evilking, your prolific imagination stuns me :D From the level I played, the lantern was found in a well-lit area... and not needed. However, to progress further, the player needed to carry it to light the darker corridors ahead. Of course, I tried blundering around in the dark without it,...
by david
Tue Apr 01, 2014 9:51 am
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: *NEWSFLASH* A new direction for GOAT - NOW A SHOOTER
Replies: 7
Views: 5492

*NEWSFLASH* A new direction for GOAT - NOW A SHOOTER

*NEWSFLASH* Seith, in his infinite wisdom, has decided that 'Ghost of a Tale' will become a modern third person shooter. It will now be called 'Ghost Soldier's Tale". When asked about the radical change in the game's emphasis, Seith simply stated: "I'm just making what the market wants". He also sai...
by david
Mon Mar 31, 2014 9:14 am
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: Part of GOAT's theme, maybe?
Replies: 7
Views: 5430

Part of GOAT's theme, maybe?

This is a bit of a stretch, and it is probably just a coincidence, but please bear with me for a moment. The (in my mind) iconic-looking GOAT image of the mouse holding the lantern, reminds me a bit of the story of Diogenes the Greek philosopher... carrying a lamp in the daytime. He claimed he was '...
by david
Mon Mar 31, 2014 8:55 am
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: The next blog update...
Replies: 9
Views: 7356

The next blog update...

I know the ink is barely dry on Seith's blog update today, but I just wanted to whet your appetite for his next post.... In his next blog entry, Seith will speak more of the GOAT world, reveal a bit more of the story, and finally unveil the name of the main character. Yes... the super-lovable minstr...
by david
Mon Mar 31, 2014 8:34 am
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: Will GOAT move to Unity 5?
Replies: 12
Views: 10897

Re: Will GOAT move to Unity 5?

Cool stuff! Just today Seith pre-ordered Unity 5 (hopefully released in the summer) and is looking to bring GOAT to the new engine! In our chat, he said that if the new engine allows him to improve the GOAT visuals even more, and if the improvements in workflow mean he can work better... after thoro...
by david
Sun Mar 30, 2014 6:59 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: So um.. where is everyone?
Replies: 36
Views: 29142

Re: So um.. where is everyone?

Crysis 1 and Crysis 1: Warhead were terrific games for their time, and visually stunning too. I love to see snow and ice in games too! Technically, this visual effect is probably achievable in Unity with thte right material setup. I remember in CryEngine, it was easily doable. Getting ice-laden bran...
by david
Sun Mar 30, 2014 6:40 am
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: *STOP PRESS* I played two early builds of GOAT
Replies: 20
Views: 13576

Re: *STOP PRESS* I played two early builds of GOAT

i've been feeding fluffy a bit of my soul every time Oh sweet heaven, please stop feeding yourself to the demon... you've made a terrific contribution to the GOAT forums! (... and it seems that dearest Fluffy has gotten plenty chunky enough already, we'll have to get him a gym membership or somethi...
by david
Sat Mar 29, 2014 4:48 am
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: *STOP PRESS* I played two early builds of GOAT
Replies: 20
Views: 13576

Re: *STOP PRESS* I played two early builds of GOAT

Ouch... the powerglove was a Nintendo invention lol... Oh flip, you are right. It is even more wrong of me because I actually had a couple of Nintendos, though mine was the N64 (later) and not the NES (earlier, with the power glove accessory). I also even have an old Nintendo DS around somewhere st...
by david
Sat Mar 29, 2014 4:42 am
Forum: Your suggestions
Topic: Some ideas
Replies: 4
Views: 5632

Re: Some ideas

Yes, shrines/altars might fit... but so far most of the games mythology is unknown. Seith has spoken of GOAT's setting as a rich, detailed world with a lot of history.... but there are few details. So far, we know there was a bloody battle, involving the rat army, and the tower of Periclave plays a ...
by david
Sat Mar 29, 2014 4:29 am
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: Will GOAT move to Unity 5?
Replies: 12
Views: 10897

Re: Will GOAT move to Unity 5?

this is an excellent question, I've been wondering the same thing. Unity 5 will likely be released 'sometime' in the summer (they are cautious about being more specific in case of delays). I'm quite sure Seith would like to use Unity 5 but he'll have done a huge amount of work in Unity 4 by then. At...
by david
Thu Mar 27, 2014 6:26 am
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: *STOP PRESS* I played two early builds of GOAT
Replies: 20
Views: 13576

Re: *STOP PRESS* I played two early builds of GOAT

@EvilKing... I'm kidding with you of course. Your heresies are welcome and encouraged here on the forums :lol: Wood-effect floors are great... beautiful, practical and eco-friendly. As for the power glove oven mitt... I never had a Sega, can't cook, and don't have even a kitchen, but I still want it...
by david
Thu Mar 27, 2014 2:31 am
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: *STOP PRESS* I played two early builds of GOAT
Replies: 20
Views: 13576

Re: *STOP PRESS* I played two early builds of GOAT

KwisatzHaderach wrote:Praise the GoaT and the infinite creativity and resourcefulness of the Seith!
You are wise Kwisatz... very wise :lol:
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by david
Wed Mar 26, 2014 4:46 am
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: *STOP PRESS* I played two early builds of GOAT
Replies: 20
Views: 13576

Re: *STOP PRESS* I played two early builds of GOAT

@EvilKing & Kwisatz... You can be assured that I haven't broken Seith's spirit. The two early GOAT builds that I played were fairly sensational :mrgreen: I'm sure that Seith will be updating us soon, and in our last couple of Skype chats he did mention a couple of juicy news items that he may choose...
by david
Tue Mar 11, 2014 12:51 am
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: *STOP PRESS* I played two early builds of GOAT
Replies: 20
Views: 13576

Re: *STOP PRESS* I played two early builds of GOAT

KwisatzHaderach wrote:At least you're wearing sunglasses. That makes it much harder to track you down. Still, these unrabbity small ears should give you away! :twisted:
as a chinchilla wearing sunglasses... I'm very, very hard to recognize 8-)
by david
Tue Mar 11, 2014 12:13 am
Forum: Your suggestions
Topic: Some ideas
Replies: 4
Views: 5632

Re: Some ideas

@Broccoli... welcome to the forums! Yes!!! The game will certainly feature environmental puzzles and brainteasers, along with stealth, agility, tactical cunning and some combat. As for magic, Seith remains secretive on this topic. GOAT is certainly set in a world where there are ghosts and undead sk...
by david
Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:11 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What are you currently eating?
Replies: 28
Views: 23798

Re: What are you currently eating?

@EvilKing... yum, fantastic... I love Chinese food! As you probably know, Thai street food has a reputation for being the best (and cheapest) in the world. So, these days, while I live here in Thailand... the ramshackle shack in the photo below is where I eat at least once daily. I know it doesn't l...
by david
Sat Feb 22, 2014 10:24 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Playing GOAT at high resolution - Korean monitors?
Replies: 29
Views: 22408

Re: Playing GOAT at high resolution - Korean monitors?

@EvilKing... excellent stuff, let us know how they look... I'm kind of drooling a bit at the thought of that decent size, high-resolution and those intense colors. Dammit, but I also love having my PC use an entire wall, with a projector. Decisions, decisions... first world problems... :lol:
by david
Sat Feb 22, 2014 10:16 am
Forum: Your suggestions
Topic: Hidden Boss's or creatures
Replies: 7
Views: 10856

Re: Hidden Boss's or creatures

@EvilKing.... I really do think this is another terrific idea. In fact, imho, it is so darned good that it needn't necessarily be an Easter Egg, but I could see it fitting part of the main game, like a puzzle or mini-quest. I give you an 'Einstein mouse'... for genius :lol: http://i1278.photobucket....
by david
Wed Feb 12, 2014 5:13 am
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: *STOP PRESS* I played two early builds of GOAT
Replies: 20
Views: 13576

Re: *STOP PRESS* I played two early builds of GOAT

evilkinggumby wrote:You are on.. THE LIST
The LIST, mayo and 36 adorable dachshunds? :shock: eeek! I'm going into hiding :lol:
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:idea: On reflection, it probably wasn't too smart to share a photo of my super-secret hiding place
by david
Fri Feb 07, 2014 2:25 am
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: Game Environment Sizes
Replies: 9
Views: 7150

Re: Game Environment Sizes

Seith personally confirmed that there WON'T be temptingly interesting but annoyingly unreachable areas (except the mainland far, far in the distance). I am sad to see that be the case Ummm I kind of thought it is a good thing. Periclave will be like a real island, there will be great views and ever...
by david
Thu Feb 06, 2014 7:48 pm
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: *STOP PRESS* I played two early builds of GOAT
Replies: 20
Views: 13576

Re: *STOP PRESS* I played two early builds of GOAT

@EvilKing and Kwisatz...I know you don't mean it, you guys are staunch GOAT supporters. Though who would blame you? Even a saint would feel envious of my job :lol: http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y517/whitenorthstar/happy_mouse_flowers1_zps307cf082.jpg @EvilKing... GOAT is using the built-in Uni...
by david
Thu Feb 06, 2014 9:31 am
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: *STOP PRESS* I played two early builds of GOAT
Replies: 20
Views: 13576

*STOP PRESS* I played two early builds of GOAT

Ok folks, here is some mind-bending news. As you probably know, Seith is very cautious and secretive. I usually stay out of the loop of his development process, because I understand that he is just too darned busy to tell me every detail. However, recently, Seith needed some compatibility testing do...
by david
Wed Feb 05, 2014 5:40 am
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: Game Environment Sizes
Replies: 9
Views: 7150

Re: Game Environment Sizes

@Kwisatz... I totally understand what you mean by arbitrary barriers (and invisible walls). When Conan O'Brien played Resident Evil 6 , in his Clueless Gamer segment, his big-muscled hero is blocked by one of these silly little obstacles. Conan comments... "Cool guy with a gun blocked by some foldin...
by david
Fri Jan 31, 2014 8:21 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Playing GOAT at high resolution - Korean monitors?
Replies: 29
Views: 22408

Re: Playing GOAT at high resolution - Korean monitors?

I try not to subscribe to the more modern American consumerist notion of disposable electronics. In the normal course of things, I'd agree wholeheartedly with you... but with me moving about so much these days, I need equipment that's either mobile or cheap enough to be disposable. Borneo... mmm......
by david
Fri Jan 31, 2014 7:13 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What are you currently eating?
Replies: 28
Views: 23798

Re: What are you currently eating?

@MouseWings... Exactly, to me, a Big Mac and fries is a taste of home... pure comfort food :) http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y517/whitenorthstar/hero_double-big-mac_zps49f8d770.png @EvilKing... a double Big Mac has two extra meat patties, but everything isn't double :lol: Combined with a large ...
by david
Thu Jan 30, 2014 7:48 pm
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: Game Environment Sizes
Replies: 9
Views: 7150

Re: Game Environment Sizes

I missed the mention of tunnels and frogs using them. "The Island of Periclave is located in the middle of the great Lake Vaelias and the frogs have lived there for a very long time, despising the wars of the Hairy Ones with all their disgusting ears and tails. When the rats built their citadel the...
by david
Wed Jan 29, 2014 8:32 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What are you currently eating?
Replies: 28
Views: 23798

Re: What are you currently eating?

@mousewings... darn you that rocky mountain link was my post :mrgreen: I guess the slogan is a bit sexist though. A Vietnamese sub would hit spot right now as I write this on my phone. I'm stuck in Bangkok traffic... which is really, really busy and slow... so I won't be eating for a while yet. I fe...
by david
Wed Jan 29, 2014 5:59 am
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: Game Environment Sizes
Replies: 9
Views: 7150

Re: Game Environment Sizes

@Evil King... I totally agree, this is a really important post. In the photo from the GOAT level that we have seen - set in the tunnels - looks wonderful, but it is certainly very enclosed. Overall though, I believe Seith will carefully steer a middle path between linearity and a huge, but empty, op...
by david
Wed Jan 29, 2014 5:42 am
Forum: Your suggestions
Topic: Graveyard Commemorations
Replies: 1
Views: 3653

Re: Graveyard Commemorations

@EvilKing... a graveyard with tributes, done well so that the visuals and tone fit the GOAT world...

It's a totally brilliant idea imho
by david
Wed Jan 29, 2014 5:38 am
Forum: Your suggestions
Topic: Hats for a hat collection / collectible
Replies: 10
Views: 16313

Re: Hats for a hat collection / collectible

Seith wrote:
david wrote:OMG... THERE WILL BE HATS... SO FUN!

:D
Arrrr matey...!

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I laughed out loud, that is just hilarious and insanely cute :lol:
by david
Wed Jan 29, 2014 4:39 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Playing GOAT at high resolution - Korean monitors?
Replies: 29
Views: 22408

Re: Playing GOAT at high resolution - Korean monitors?

it sounds almost too good to be true, which makes my spidey sense tingle. @EvilKing and Kwisatz... Yes, I agree and this is why I'm hesitant to commit. There are a few LED projectors on Amazon at my price point, pushing 2,000 to 2,500 lumens, including one with decent feedback scores (but the suppl...
by david
Wed Jan 29, 2014 4:09 am
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: Ghost of a Tale featured in GameTrailers countdown video !
Replies: 1
Views: 2620

Ghost of a Tale featured in GameTrailers countdown video !

Hey folks, I think you'll recognize one of the games in this recent GT countdown video: "Top 10 Can't Believe They're Indies" :D

http://www.gametrailers.com/videos/2a2p ... -re-indies

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by david
Fri Jan 24, 2014 4:17 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Playing GOAT at high resolution - Korean monitors?
Replies: 29
Views: 22408

Re: Playing GOAT at high resolution - Korean monitors?

Thanks folks, you know I appreciate your insight. Because I need something a bit mobile and my budget is around USD 350, I've been looking at something like this: VVME V61 (LED-86) LED HDMI Projector 1080p HD Ready (Native WXGA 1280 x 768) For Home Cinema, Movie, Video Games, brightness 2800 lumens ...
by david
Mon Jan 20, 2014 1:03 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Playing GOAT at high resolution - Korean monitors?
Replies: 29
Views: 22408

Re: Playing GOAT at high resolution - Korean monitors?

I am NOT earning a living in the hardware business Sorry Kwisatz, I thought you were in the hardware trade. That's my bad :P I'm really tempted by this hardware: imho you make a lot of really valid points. The thing is, I've got long trips from my temporary home in Thailand on to Japan and the Phil...
by david
Mon Jan 20, 2014 8:00 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Playing GOAT at high resolution - Korean monitors?
Replies: 29
Views: 22408

Playing GOAT at high resolution - Korean monitors?

Hey folks, I know this post is unusual but this isn't spam, I just wanted to share with you a PM that Kwisatz sent me. He works with PC hardware, so Kwisatz has a lot of insight into quality and price. The monitors he describes just might be the right option if you are on a budget, but hoping to pla...
by david
Mon Jan 20, 2014 7:30 am
Forum: Your suggestions
Topic: Possible Console Version?
Replies: 24
Views: 19601

Re: Possible Console Version?

Korean monitors - Just to say that Kwisatz got back to me by PM about the Korean monitors. Kwisatz knows quite a lot about hardware, so if you are in the market for a low-cost high-res monitor, this is his inside scoop. I put his detailed info in a separate thread to keep this thread on topic... th...
by david
Mon Jan 20, 2014 6:43 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What are you currently eating?
Replies: 28
Views: 23798

Re: What are you currently eating?

mhhh... Any way to resize pictures in my post? @Kwisatz and EvilKing... sorry chaps, as far as I know there isn't an elegant way to do it with the current PhpBB forum setup. Like EvilKing suggests, if the image is too big, download it, resize it manually (maybe with Photoshop), upload it to an imag...
by david
Mon Jan 20, 2014 6:00 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The finest game soundtracks... ever!
Replies: 28
Views: 27013

Re: The finest game soundtracks... ever!

@EvilKing...For FF8, the variety and dynamism of it is remarkable. Some of it is utterly amazing! I couldn't quite wrap my ears around Persona 3 & 4. I'm wild for the Persona aesthetic, but it may be that I'm more of a bass addict when it comes to sounds. @Seith... that was also really interesting. ...
by david
Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:09 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What are you currently eating?
Replies: 28
Views: 23798

Re: What are you currently eating?

@EvilKing... your taco salad sounds delicious... now you've given me an appetite for it. I must check my local supermarket to see what lettuce and spinach is available in this part of the world. Even I can cook salad, and its so crunchy, healthy and delicious :P @Mousewings...I've never eaten Cajun ...
by david
Thu Jan 16, 2014 7:13 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What are you currently eating?
Replies: 28
Views: 23798

Re: What are you currently eating?

@EvilKing... It's not bravery, I'm just dumb as a rock :P http://images.wikia.com/uncyclopedia/images/archive/d/d7/20070120180156!Brave_mouse.jpg Brownies and yankee pot roast do seem a LOT more delicious than alligator and scorpions. I admire you and Solladrache for buying the ingredients and cooki...
by david
Thu Jan 16, 2014 3:02 am
Forum: Your suggestions
Topic: Interesting and cinematic island locations
Replies: 28
Views: 26191

Re: Interesting and cinematic island locations

@EvilKing... that's just wild, it's hard to believe it is real... but apparently it is. Amazing :mrgreen: Some more locations... -weird and misty marsh -an abandoned burrow -a stone altar -a tiny wooded island offshore, with a dock and a structure nested among the dense trees -tall, waving reeds at ...
by david
Thu Jan 16, 2014 1:59 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What are you currently eating?
Replies: 28
Views: 23798

Re: What are you currently eating?

Well, I'm really lucky at the moment visiting Thailand. Even the street food here, bought from a wheeled cart, can be delicious and incredibly good value... like a meal for 1 or 2 us$. http://blog.asiahotels.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/scorpion.jpg I haven't tried anything really exotic here in T...
by david
Wed Jan 15, 2014 11:43 am
Forum: Your suggestions
Topic: Possible Console Version?
Replies: 24
Views: 19601

Re: Possible Console Version?

LOL well even with LED there is no "infinite bulb life". It's just a lot longer running. Darn you, ok... not infinite.. only 50,000 hours :ugeek: the markup there sounds terrible. I mean I figured everything was super pricey in the US due to import tariffs and stuff. I guess it's just expensive all...
by david
Wed Jan 15, 2014 1:04 am
Forum: Your suggestions
Topic: Possible Console Version?
Replies: 24
Views: 19601

Re: Possible Console Version?

@EvilKing... a 720p LED project is pretty much what I've been looking for... infinite bulb life and portable... yay! I must check on Amazon and eBay again. @Kwisatz... those monitors sound terrific at the right price (so, if necessary, I can leave them behind if I move) and if I can get 'em in Thail...
by david
Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:55 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Great video game deals and sales - on now
Replies: 42
Views: 33923

Re: Great video game deals and sales - on now

@Evilking and Kwisatz... damn you guys, I have played exactly none of those games. "Walking Dead" is just too intense for me, I can't even watch horror on tv :oops: I just bought Indie Humble Bundle X, its packed with value: To The Moon Strike Suit Zero Joe Danger 2: The Movie Surgeon Simulator Runn...
by david
Tue Jan 14, 2014 8:08 am
Forum: Your suggestions
Topic: Possible Console Version?
Replies: 24
Views: 19601

Re: Possible Console Version?

Huge GOAT does look compelling, I'm kind of drooling at the prospect. These past three months, I've been actively looking to buy a projector for work and gaming. I had one before, and it was awesome having a half-wall of PC visuals :D Eventually the projector bulb died though, and I've been hunched ...
by david
Mon Jan 13, 2014 1:45 pm
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: How Can I pre-order/support This game?
Replies: 19
Views: 15694

Re: How Can I pre-order/support This game?

@EvilKing... yes, you are right of course. Especially with all the effort and uncertainty that goes into sourcing, storing and distributing physical products, like boxed sets, tshirts and plushies. However, I do think that he is being a just a bit too cautious about opening the store for digital pro...
by david
Mon Jan 13, 2014 12:41 pm
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: How Can I pre-order/support This game?
Replies: 19
Views: 15694

Re: How Can I pre-order/support This game?

KwisatzHaderach wrote:I'm having difficulties wrapping my head around the dependency of the game's developement status and the opening of that shop. No mutiny intended
:lol: exactly... exactly... that thought crossed my mind too
by david
Mon Jan 13, 2014 12:37 pm
Forum: Your suggestions
Topic: Possible Console Version?
Replies: 24
Views: 19601

Re: Possible Console Version?

If (/when?) GoaT is successful it sounds like the possibilities for sequels etc. will be endless :D @Pulsar... I believe from what Seith has said in interviews, and from chatting with him, that he has conceived an entire alternate world, full of terrific characters, history, and everything else. As...
by david
Sun Jan 12, 2014 9:39 am
Forum: Your suggestions
Topic: Hats for a hat collection / collectible
Replies: 10
Views: 16313

Re: Hats for a hat collection / collectible

OMG... THERE WILL BE HATS... SO FUN!

:D
by david
Sun Jan 12, 2014 9:30 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: So um.. where is everyone?
Replies: 36
Views: 29142

Re: So um.. where is everyone?

wow Thailand sounds a lot like Arizona. :) they also have 3 seasons, rainy, hot and "Oh my god don't leave the house it's hot out :-) Is there any issues with acid rain or the fact there is such an air quality problem in China I don't think most of Asia gets as hot as Arizona, it is bearable thank ...
by david
Sun Jan 12, 2014 8:39 am
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: How Can I pre-order/support This game?
Replies: 19
Views: 15694

Re: How Can I pre-order/support This game?

I think you both raise a perfectly valid point. It is difficult for people to get on board with GOAT now that the game is between the IGG campaign and launch. Seith and I talked about this and, to this end, I built the shop here on this site... for 'slacker backers'... the store is fully functional,...
by david
Thu Jan 09, 2014 11:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: So um.. where is everyone?
Replies: 36
Views: 29142

Re: So um.. where is everyone?

Hey David, is it even vaguely winter where you are? :) When I see what you and Mousewings are going through... it really hits home how lucky we are with the weather here in Asia. Since living in China, Hong Kong and now... Thailand, it has been about 7 years since I've properly experienced winter. ...
by david
Thu Jan 09, 2014 11:40 am
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: Ghost of a Tale in Indie Statik's 100 Most Anticipated
Replies: 20
Views: 12023

Re: Ghost of a Tale in Indie Statik's 100 Most Anticipated

if i actually learned how to make video games! After working for 3 years with Unreal Engine 3 (UDK) and CryEngine 3, this picture below expresses how I felt. Getting all the elements working together really is a challenge. I'd still encourage you to get started, but in addition to the creative side...
by david
Mon Jan 06, 2014 1:12 pm
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: Ghost of a Tale in Indie Statik's 100 Most Anticipated
Replies: 20
Views: 12023

Re: Ghost of a Tale in Indie Statik's 100 Most Anticipated

@EvilKing... for all I know, you may be exactly right in every single detail. Seith keeps me totally in the dark too. :mrgreen:

I swear, there is an entire library of books in you, eager to leap from your fertile mind onto the page.
by david
Mon Jan 06, 2014 12:46 pm
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: Ghost of a Tale in Indie Statik's 100 Most Anticipated
Replies: 20
Views: 12023

Re: Ghost of a Tale in Indie Statik's 100 Most Anticipated

@EvilKing... let's see what Seith will sanction, but as you know he loves keeping things under wraps.... so I'd bet heavily that he'll keep us in suspense... a lot :mrgreen: I totally get your hypothetical description of the GOAT introduction... it is neat and cinematic! The mouse is a minstrel thou...
by david
Mon Jan 06, 2014 10:26 am
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: Ghost of a Tale in Indie Statik's 100 Most Anticipated
Replies: 20
Views: 12023

Re: Ghost of a Tale in Indie Statik's 100 Most Anticipated

A pox on you EvilKing :mrgreen: :lol:

But seriously, it is a good idea... an updated, detailed description doesn't exist at the moment. I might even do a press page, with a downloadable image pack.

I'll suggest it to Seith :D
by david
Mon Jan 06, 2014 10:11 am
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: Ghost of a Tale in Indie Statik's 100 Most Anticipated
Replies: 20
Views: 12023

Re: Ghost of a Tale in Indie Statik's 100 Most Anticipated

Ah now I understand... the Indiestatik description... that makes more sense :D I think that was written by Indiestatik. Yes, it is a bit askew in a few details... which is understandable when a journalist is trying to summarise 100 forthcoming games, and make them all sound interesting. As for the b...
by david
Sun Jan 05, 2014 12:53 pm
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: Ghost of a Tale in Indie Statik's 100 Most Anticipated
Replies: 20
Views: 12023

Re: Ghost of a Tale in Indie Statik's 100 Most Anticipated

Sorry, I was thinking of this description underneath the video on the first page of the site, the blog page. "Ghost of a Tale is the adventure of a minstrel mouse exploring the mysterious and dangerous island of Periclave." Were you folks thinking of something else? :oops: @EvilKing... Looking at th...
by david
Sun Jan 05, 2014 12:28 pm
Forum: Your suggestions
Topic: Hats for a hat collection / collectible
Replies: 10
Views: 16313

Re: Hats for a hat collection / collectible

Well, we know that GOAT won't be ultra-dark... just with some dark elements... and for sure there will be a comic side too (thank heaven!). As outsiders though (and I include myself, because Seith tells me almost nothing, and I encourage him to keep me clueless), I guess it is really hard for us to ...
by david
Sun Jan 05, 2014 12:10 pm
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: Ghost of a Tale in Indie Statik's 100 Most Anticipated
Replies: 20
Views: 12023

Re: Ghost of a Tale in Indie Statik's 100 Most Anticipated

I'm unsure of the game description, if it really captures what the game will be about in the end. It feels a bit off to me, uninspired. But who am I to judge at this point (maybe Seith even wrote it himself?). Actually Kwisatz, you are exactly right imho... the GOAT description on the main blog pag...
by david
Sun Jan 05, 2014 11:40 am
Forum: Your suggestions
Topic: Collectibles In Game
Replies: 11
Views: 15272

Re: Collectibles In Game

@EvilKing: Check out the thread on the hats collectible, some back and forth there that you might find interesting http://www.ghostofatale.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=380 "Pie rats".. omg... you really are evil aren't you? That is an vile, vile pun. The horror of it :lol: http://i1278.photobucket...
by david
Sun Jan 05, 2014 11:21 am
Forum: Your suggestions
Topic: Hats for a hat collection / collectible
Replies: 10
Views: 16313

Re: Hats for a hat collection

...ask if having the mouse wear rather 'silly' hats would fit into the immersive and semi-serious 'reality' of the game? I think this is a very interesting point, I've had the same concern... because, like you, I suspect that Seith will take GOAT down a slightly dark and interesting road. Exactly a...
by david
Sat Jan 04, 2014 1:43 am
Forum: Your suggestions
Topic: Hats for a hat collection / collectible
Replies: 10
Views: 16313

Hats for a hat collection / collectible

This is all really hypothetical, but ... ... a collection of hats in GOAT was suggested in this thread: http://www.ghostofatale.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=204... "In the real world, we so rarely get to wear interesting and bizarre hats. Who could resist our mouse hero wearing a sombrero, a top h...
by david
Thu Jan 02, 2014 4:23 pm
Forum: Your suggestions
Topic: Collectibles In Game
Replies: 11
Views: 15272

Re: Collectibles In Game

A hats collection would be so much fun :mrgreen: In the real world, we so rarely get to wear interesting and bizarre hats. Who could resist our mouse hero wearing a sombrero, a top hat, a skull cap, a Christmas hat, a wizards hat? No one! Developing EvilKing's brainwave, perhaps a ship, with a cargo...
by david
Thu Jan 02, 2014 4:04 pm
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: Ghost of a Tale in Indie Statik's 100 Most Anticipated
Replies: 20
Views: 12023

Re: Ghost of a Tale in Indie Statik's 100 Most Anticipated

Terrific stuff!

It is great to see GOAT getting on the radar of video game journalists, even while it is still deep in development.

:D
by david
Tue Dec 24, 2013 11:13 am
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: Ghost of A Tale Blog Posts
Replies: 12
Views: 8547

Re: Ghost of A Tale Blog Posts

evilkinggumby wrote:Happy Holidays to all! :) does the hero mouse get a festive xmas (xmause?) costume? :)
...and Happy Holidays to you, EvilKing, and to all our forum members and IndieGoGo supporters :D

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by david
Tue Dec 24, 2013 10:39 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Great video game deals and sales - on now
Replies: 42
Views: 33923

Re: Great video game deals and sales - on now

There is also a holiday sale on the UPlay store... up to 75% off, and with daily deals.

I didn't see any spectacular bargains, but it is probably worth a look :mrgreen:
by david
Thu Dec 19, 2013 1:19 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Great video game deals and sales - on now
Replies: 42
Views: 33923

Re: Great video game deals and sales - on now

Hooray, the STEAM HOLIDAY SALE is on right now.. Dec 19 to Jan 3 ! Didn't we just have the Steam Autumn Sale? It doesn't matter... Steam sales are great! :lol: @EvilKing... I know what you are saying, it is nice to share this kind of thing with a partner. Saints Row 3 was (utterly insensitive) gangs...
by david
Thu Dec 19, 2013 11:53 am
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: GoaT and commercial matters
Replies: 16
Views: 10261

Re: GoaT and commercial matters

@EvilKing... Huzzah good sir! The Black Knight enjoys Coors Light.

After a busy day of amputation, 'tis a refreshing beverage :lol:

by david
Wed Dec 18, 2013 2:55 am
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: GoaT and commercial matters
Replies: 16
Views: 10261

Re: GoaT and commercial matters

http://lifeinlabels.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/kitty-masseuse.jpg So... Which one of these is David and which one is Jeremiah? :mrgreen: No question, it is Seith and Jeremiah who are the soul of the GoaT experience. ;) My contribution is quite modest... so I may be asking Kwisatz if I can rent a s...
by david
Sun Dec 15, 2013 1:19 pm
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: GoaT and commercial matters
Replies: 16
Views: 10261

Re: GoaT and commercial matters

SELL ... my soul to the de... erm david!!! Brilliant plan! Where do I sign? A foul-smelling, 9 feet tall, winged demon messenger carrying your contract, should be knocking on your door at any moment. Just sign with your blood and we'll upgrade you to the "Heroic" perk package. :lol: http://i1278.ph...
by david
Fri Dec 13, 2013 9:14 am
Forum: Your suggestions
Topic: Tricksey Trapsey! (Mouse .. Traps? )
Replies: 7
Views: 7885

Re: Tricksey Trapsey! (Mouse .. Traps? )

I don't expect to have tons of stats and numbers... Much like Zelda and other games, you sort of learn over time (naturally) what is effective against certain enemies... I figured Seith will likely employ a handful of traps or less... traps add a whole new element and realm of possibilities. I coul...
by david
Thu Dec 12, 2013 8:16 pm
Forum: Your suggestions
Topic: Tricksey Trapsey! (Mouse .. Traps? )
Replies: 7
Views: 7885

Re: Tricksey Trapsey! (Mouse .. Traps? )

I'd prefer not to have the game turn into some type of strategic tower defense game (no indications, just putting it out there). But I rather love the idea you'll have some traps at your disposal (or that you can scavenge bits to build). @EvilKing... On the above points, I totally agree with you. I...
by david
Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:26 pm
Forum: Your suggestions
Topic: Tricksey Trapsey! (Mouse .. Traps? )
Replies: 7
Views: 7885

Re: Tricksey Trapsey! (Mouse .. Traps? )

If there are to be traps, I know Seith will avoid the "random death syndrome". So player will have (some) warning there is a trap or danger in the area. As for the flipside, the player trapping enemies, this would be a really interesting system. I would really like using the game's systems to maneuv...
by david
Wed Dec 11, 2013 9:46 pm
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: GoaT and commercial matters
Replies: 16
Views: 10261

Re: GoaT and commercial matters

evilkinggumby wrote:ensure that Seith and David and Jeremiah are able to properly afford the pampering they so deserve :)
Absolutely! EvilKing, you are so very very considerate and perceptive :D
by david
Wed Dec 11, 2013 9:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Great video game deals and sales - on now
Replies: 42
Views: 33923

Re: Great video game deals and sales - on now

evilkinggumby wrote:I got the Steam sale Skyrim ultimate edition for her as well, so she'll be psyched to play that.
Darn it, I've never had a girlfriend who was a gamer... they all got irritated when I started to play.

:D
by david
Thu Dec 05, 2013 10:47 pm
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: GoaT and commercial matters
Replies: 16
Views: 10261

Re: GoaT and commercial matters

After I spent my brother's last savings for funding this game, me and my family moved houses too! @Kwisatz... you still have a shack, with cows, and a dynamocycle. Have you considered selling these to buy a further GoaT upgrade? Surely you can see from the photo below how happy your family would be...
by david
Thu Dec 05, 2013 1:23 am
Forum: Your suggestions
Topic: Collectibles In Game
Replies: 11
Views: 15272

Re: Collectibles In Game

@Fluke I know what you are saying... sometimes collectibles/badges/etc. can be a bit pointless, but imho if the collectible is off the main path, and a bit challenging to reach/find, they can add an extra element of gameplay to players who enjoy this kind of thing.
by david
Thu Dec 05, 2013 1:14 am
Forum: Your suggestions
Topic: Character clothing (aka Mousewear)
Replies: 9
Views: 10445

Re: Character clothing (aka Mousewear)

As for me, I kind of imagine that hats will be a GoaT thing. After all, there is already the normal hat (is it a bonnet?) and the fancy hat :D http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y517/whitenorthstar/hat1_zps47c29d3d.jpg http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y517/whitenorthstar/Hat2_zps9aa7061a.jpg htt...
by david
Thu Dec 05, 2013 12:54 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Great video game deals and sales - on now
Replies: 42
Views: 33923

Re: Great video game deals and sales - on now

KwisatzHaderach wrote:You should really give Natural Selection 2 a spin.. I'm playing with a very entertaining group of RPS-readers.
@Kwisatz Nice one! I'm really tempted by this offer but, because I'm based in Asia these days, the server distance lag is just too much... I'd just be cannon fodder :D
by david
Thu Nov 28, 2013 5:16 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Great video game deals and sales - on now
Replies: 42
Views: 33923

Re: Great video game deals and sales - on now

@EvilKing... I think you are right, Obduction really could be something quite special. Good news! The STEAM AUTUMN SALE is on from now until 3 December. Right now I'm seeing decent prices on titles like 'The Walking Dead', 'Sleeping Dogs' and 'Skyrim', I love Steam sales. :lol: EDIT. I bought 'Skyri...
by david
Mon Nov 25, 2013 1:33 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Um... spam!
Replies: 5
Views: 7834

Re: Um... spam!

@Kwisatz... thank you :D
KwisatzHaderach wrote:this is where the word "spam" derived from: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anwy2MPT5RE
Absolutely, those Monty Python folk are awesome... mindblowingly creative and clever :lol:
by david
Mon Nov 25, 2013 12:33 pm
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: GoaT and commercial matters
Replies: 16
Views: 10261

Re: GoaT and commercial matters

I'm sorry for this topic, as it was left as a stump. @Kwisatz Actually, what a fun and interesting thread! As you say, I think this will be an awesome discussion when GoaT is a bit farther along, and we have more info... say in about 6-8 months. With regard to GoaT as a possible Unity showcase, it ...
by david
Mon Nov 25, 2013 12:21 pm
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: GoaT and commercial matters
Replies: 16
Views: 10261

Re: GoaT and commercial matters

Jeremiah, the composer, who is insanely skilled for someone so young. @JeremiahPena in fact I should express my apologies to you for my poor expression. I should have actually have said, "Jeremiah, the composer, is insanely skilled. I find it a bit stunning that he is so young." I've expressed befo...
by david
Sat Nov 23, 2013 11:19 pm
Forum: General Game discussion
Topic: GoaT and commercial matters
Replies: 16
Views: 10261

Re: GoaT and commercial matters

@Kwisatz... GoaT will be massive... bigger than Call of Duty and Warcraft combined. Seith already bought his personal aircraft: http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y517/whitenorthstar/G6_zpsd8f11461.jpg As for the development team, it really is mostly Seith. He now has someone who helps him with som...
by david
Sat Nov 23, 2013 10:26 pm
Forum: Your suggestions
Topic: Magic or.. Magic Items?
Replies: 9
Views: 9455

Re: Magic or.. Magic Items?

@Kwisatz and EvilKing.... It looks like you are both in agreement, favoring an approach that is a little more creative than the standard approach. Yes, we can agree that the standard stereotypical approach would be ok, it is less effort, lower risk, and it might even be great fun :D However, the goo...
by david
Fri Nov 22, 2013 12:29 am
Forum: Your suggestions
Topic: Magic or.. Magic Items?
Replies: 9
Views: 9455

Re: Magic or.. Magic Items?

deep in the island is a ghost pulling all the strings... search for a way to purge the evil spirit forever. I imagine that an immensely powerful spirit has possessed the cursed, desolate Island of Periclave. Cheerful! :lol: http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y517/whitenorthstar/light_zps051dc1ea.j...
by david
Fri Nov 22, 2013 12:04 am
Forum: Your suggestions
Topic: Magic or.. Magic Items?
Replies: 9
Views: 9455

Re: Magic or.. Magic Items?

evilkinggumby wrote:Mind you I'm just making all this up, we have to wait and see what kinds of ideas are actually planned for the game. :)
Absolutely! Seith totally has his own vision for GoaT, and he is wisely keeping 99% of the details secret.

All this is pure speculation... but fun though. :mrgreen:
by david
Thu Nov 21, 2013 11:35 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Um... spam!
Replies: 5
Views: 7834

Re: Um

Right ho, I've weeded out those spammers for the moment. Those are bots, and they are constantly pinging... looking for a way on. Once they defeat the countermeasure question, they just dump garbage all over the forums. It is trivial, but it is irritating and it makes the forums unusable. I just nee...
by david
Wed Nov 20, 2013 10:39 pm
Forum: Your suggestions
Topic: Magic or.. Magic Items?
Replies: 9
Views: 9455

Re: Magic or.. Magic Items?

Yes, I've also been wondering how magic will fit in the GoaT world. This is kind of a continuation of the discussion that EvilKing and I have had here: http://www.ghostofatale.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=225 I do get the sense that there will be certain items with enhanced power (magical or spiri...
by david
Thu Nov 14, 2013 4:29 am
Forum: Your suggestions
Topic: World scale and size morphing
Replies: 4
Views: 5306

Re: World scale and size morphing

^ @ EvilKing... exactly! that's the kind of thing I was talking about. 'Scale' looks very interesting, for sure... it could be great! This project game uses a much simpler visual style than GoaT, so zooming in and out is more achievable. From everything I've seen and heard from Seith so far, GoaT wi...