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Author: EmP (Mod)
Posted: February 04, 2011 (02:13 PM)
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Hello. Iím making another tourney. Itís something that I do.

In place of this yearís Challange (postponed temporarily due to lack of numbers) Iím going to do something else. Remember when I did the Horror thing last year and hinted it would be a semi-regular thing then it wasnít? Do you? It was a good tourney. I won that one.

I digress. You may have noticed that Iíve put my focus on Indie games as of late, and itís made me pseudo cool -- the best kind of cool. I feel for you lot and your regular cool, so I extent to you the Indie Tourney!

But Isnít that just a rehashed Obscure tourney, an annoying little voice asks. No! Not even a little! Maybe only two of the reviews in that collection of stellar reviews would get away with being called Indie. As such, I will be bringing back the sliding extra point scale -- BUT! Whereas you can obtain a solid ten extra points, you cane lose up to 20 for being all mainstream and lame.

Iím not a monster, and people struggling to find an Indie offering can gove me a shout and Iíll try and hook them up with something to their liking. For the most part, anyone with an online XBOX or a steam account (or someone with access to google) should be able to find a gem easy. But I can supply, just like I do to the crack-hooked kids at my local middle school.

Deadline is MARCH 12th!

Judges and participants needed!

(Iíll put myself on the judge list unless we get enough outside of me, in which case, Iíll win compete)

JUDGES:
Zig
CD
WILL

PEOPLES:
VENTER: Game Dev Story
OD: Breath of Death VII
JOE: Light's End
EmP: The Ball
WQ: Lylian: Episode 1
DoI: Antipole
Turd: Shut Up and Jam v1
Blah: Magicka
Janus: Super QuickHook


For us. For them. For you.


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Author: overdrive (Mod)
Posted: February 04, 2011 (03:41 PM)
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I think I might enter this. I mean, I did just recently download some indie titles and all, so it seems like the sort of thing I could do.

Or I could just review a fan-made Doom WAD, as that's kinda indie and since both years of the Because We Hate You tournament (RIP), I got a Doom game...so it'd be fitting to randomly review one for this contest.


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Viva la muerte, that's my goddamn principle


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Author: CoarseDragon
Posted: February 04, 2011 (06:18 PM)
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If you need a judge I'll be happy to help out.

I believe these folks are considered Indie and they make good games too.

Aldorlea


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Author: zigfried (Mod)
Posted: February 04, 2011 (06:53 PM)
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I can judge. I've played good indie games in the past, but I've encountered a slew of crappy ones, so playing another might push me over the edge of insanity.

If I'm accepted as a judge, here's how my sliding scale score would work:

You don't review an indie game: -20 points
You review an indie game: 0 points
Your review makes me consider playing the game: +5 points
You convince me to play the game and I don't feel cheated: +10 points
You convince me to play a crappy game: -20 points and I go insane

//Zig


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Author: JoeTheDestroyer
Posted: February 04, 2011 (07:11 PM)
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I'm going to find the shittiest indie game I can find and convince Zig to play it.

In other words, I'd be interested.


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Author: jerec
Posted: February 04, 2011 (07:38 PM)
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I'm going to make a game and then review it.


I can avoid death by not having a life.


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Author: Leroux
Posted: February 04, 2011 (08:10 PM)
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I am not going to review an indie game.


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Author: Halon
Posted: February 04, 2011 (11:26 PM)
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Do mods count? Either way I'm not registering for this, but I'm not saying no, either.

Either way pretty much all I play nowdays are indie games so it's not like I don't have anything to write about.


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Author: Ben
Posted: February 05, 2011 (09:02 PM)
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I'm going to make a game and then review it.

If you make a game, I will review it for this tournament.


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Author: pickhut
Posted: February 05, 2011 (09:12 PM)
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I made a game using RPG Maker XP, but I stopped a year and a half ago. It's still sitting unfinished on my drive. >_>

Anyway, this is a cool contest idea, but I'm gonna stay out of this one.


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Author: jerec
Posted: February 05, 2011 (11:21 PM)
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I'm joking.


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Author: Ben
Posted: February 06, 2011 (10:16 AM)
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I know. I am too.


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Author: jerec
Posted: February 06, 2011 (03:38 PM)
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Hmm, I'm on the list of people, but don't expect any reviews. I doubt I'll be playing any Indie games any time soon.


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Author: EmP (Mod)
Posted: February 06, 2011 (04:08 PM)
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It's what you get for posting.

It's lame you don't get the XBLI service in Australia; the reason is because they're not rated by an 'official' board but by their fellow indie peers, and this isn't good enough for your classification board.

A number of these games, though, made it onto the PC, and I have a few of them I can hand out. Let me know if you want to try things that way.


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Author: jerec
Posted: February 06, 2011 (05:25 PM)
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So that's why. I figured it was something lame like that.

...what if I reviewed an Indiana Jones game?


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Author: EmP (Mod)
Posted: February 06, 2011 (06:24 PM)
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I would label it genius.

Not sure what the judges would do.


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Author: zigfried (Mod)
Posted: February 06, 2011 (07:40 PM)
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Indiana Jones is Indy. This is an Indie competition.

So, you would get -20 points unless it happens to be an indie game.

//Zig


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Author: honestgamer (Mod)
Posted: February 06, 2011 (08:00 PM)
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Surprisingly, there's a really, really good chance that I can show for this. I think I will!


"Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought." - John F. Kennedy on reality

"What if everything you see is more than what you see--the person next to you is a warrior and the space that appears empty is a secret door to another world? What if something appears that shouldn't? You either dismiss it, or you accept that there is much more to the world than you think. Perhaps it really is a doorway, and if you choose to go inside, you'll find many unexpected things." - Shigeru Miyamoto


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Author: CoarseDragon
Posted: February 07, 2011 (01:09 PM)
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Emp, are you accepting "Freeware" and "Shareware" as an "Indie" game?

Adobe Reader is "Freeware", whereas WinZip or WinRar are "Shareware".

Indie game developers are not financially backed by publishers.

Do you find the above definitions are correct?


A helpful Indie database.


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Author: Ben
Posted: February 07, 2011 (01:37 PM)
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Your review makes me consider playing the game: +5 points
You convince me to play the game and I don't feel cheated: +10 points


Not that I plan to write anything for this contest, but what if someone chooses an indie game, plays it, finds out it's bad, and writes a decent negative review? It doesn't seem fair that the maximum s/he can score, bonus-wise, is 0.


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Author: overdrive (Mod)
Posted: February 07, 2011 (02:10 PM)
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Zig
What if it's an indie game about Indy Jones? Would that break the contest?


I'm not afraid to die because I am invincible
Viva la muerte, that's my goddamn principle


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Author: Leroux
Posted: February 07, 2011 (02:36 PM)
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Only if he was driving at the Indy 500.


When the hammer falls...


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Author: overdrive (Mod)
Posted: February 07, 2011 (04:29 PM)
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An indie game about Indy Jones driving at the Indy 500.

That's a definite 10/10 game, so someone needs to make it ASAP!!!


I'm not afraid to die because I am invincible
Viva la muerte, that's my goddamn principle


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Author: jerec
Posted: February 07, 2011 (04:35 PM)
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Huh, "A Blurred Line" is in there. I remember playing that years ago from some RPG Maker website. It was pretty damn stylish for RPG Maker. If only I'd completed my own projects, then I'd have something to review.


I can avoid death by not having a life.


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Author: zigfried (Mod)
Posted: February 07, 2011 (06:31 PM)
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what if someone chooses an indie game, plays it, finds out it's bad, and writes a decent negative review? It doesn't seem fair

Fairness is a mechanism by which society represses the privileged and gifted.

I hope that answered your question.

//Zig


Unlimited Zig Works!


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