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Fangame: The Game
« on: October 01, 2009, 03:11:25 pm »

Fangame: The Game: The Forums:  http://fangame.vertigofx.com

Well, I'm updating this post after so long.  What to say about Fangame?  I guess I can start by admitting that Fangame has been in development hell for some time now, what with me taking my months-at-a-time-long breaks and such.  However, I'm back and this time I'm not stopping until it gets finished.  But first, some clarifications...

Fangame: The Game is my first-ever actual game.  I say "actual game" because I have designed some prototypes in the past that never really made it to true game-dom.  Anyway, as such, there are a lot of things wrong with it beneath the surface.  It's earned a rather loyal fan base and they want to see it finished but what they don't see is the trouble with the coding and the sloppy foundation on which it was built.  I have changed my mind again and again as to whether I would complete it or abandon the project altogether, and I've had ample reasons for either decision.

The good news for the fans is that I've decided to continue the project until completion.  The only bad news is that it probably won't be quite as epic as I had originally had the vision for.  There are many ideas and ambitions that I had for Fangame and if I follow those ambitions for this particular project, I'll just be adding to the weight on what is already built on a faulty foundation.  Don't worry, though.  That's not to say that I am going to be completely lazy with it.  I will still have fun with the design and continue to throw some fun and challenging levels your way in Fangame.  However, I think I'll save the more ambitious... ambitions... for my next game, which I'll be sure to build with a stronger foundation using all I have learned through my experiences with this project.

I'm not going to lie to you.  I don't like not being the best at something.  When I started this project, I had dreamed of it being the best IWBTG-style game of its time.  I suppose if it were finished in its time, that may have been true.  Instead, I let time slip by and other amazing indie game developers stepped in and took the spotlight.  Yeah, I know I shouldn't have had such arrogant ambitions in the first place, but it gave me something to work toward.  I've learned, though, that it really isn't about being the best at anything, honestly.  What matters is making something that entertains people.  Fangame HAS fans, and I've heard much more good than bad, so I must be doing something right.

As I sit here at my computer, waaaay past my bed time, I thank each and every one of you for giving me the inspiration and motivation to continue this project, and I hope that you'll enjoy it a lot!




« Last Edit: February 27, 2011, 05:37:19 am by vertigoelectric »
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Re: Fangame: The Game -- (beta 0.14.17) Download
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2009, 07:45:38 pm »

i find the improvements in this version amazing cause of the added things,better spikes they all look alot better in my opinion they even look like a improved :spikes:
good job on this version :D
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Re: Fangame: The Game -- (beta 0.14.17) Download
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2009, 07:52:18 pm »

i find the improvements in this version amazing cause of the added things,better spikes they all look alot better in my opinion they even look like a improved :spikes:
good job on this version :D


Thanks!
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Re: Fangame: The Game -- (beta 0.14.17) Download
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2009, 02:22:07 pm »

shame i've lost my beta status gone again...but latly nowadays its getting to hard to contribute considering that someone always get there before me...not complaining but its a shame that i can't still be in the team anymore...but the amount of updates and the amount of tester is a bit too much to me.
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Re: Fangame: The Game -- (beta 0.14.17) Download
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2009, 03:47:48 pm »

shame i've lost my beta status gone again...but latly nowadays its getting to hard to contribute considering that someone always get there before me...not complaining but its a shame that i can't still be in the team anymore...but the amount of updates and the amount of tester is a bit too much to me.

You weren't "kicked out" in case that's what you were wondering.  We had some issues with how we were managing beta testing, and the actual "Beta Team" user group was removed.  Since then, it has been restored, but I only added back the users that were contributing to the testing process (or at least showed interest by sending me a PM about it). If you were paying attention, you'd know that.  9_9    :-\
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Re: Fangame: The Game -- (beta 0.14.17) Download
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2009, 04:54:10 pm »

well fair enough i know i didn't contribut much but you know you update too fast for me and other people seem to beta test your game better then me...don't get me wrong i have been playing the beta games and explored all the areas but it is golly hard to find errors in the game which some areas you obviously know theres something wrong...

love to help but just seems like i can't
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Re: Fangame: The Game -- (beta 0.14.17) Download
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2009, 02:16:46 pm »

I CANT EVEN BEAT THE FUCKING SCREEN TWO SCREENS TO THE LEFT WITH THE MOVING SPIKES WHAT THE FUCK IM PLAYING ON PANSY WLEIFHAEIFHAEILGFHALSREIGHALSDREGHALSREGIKHAHGIAR

Why is it that all these fan games are 10x as hard as the original?
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Re: Fangame: The Game -- (beta 0.14.17) Download
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2009, 02:57:13 pm »

I CANT EVEN BEAT THE FUCKING SCREEN TWO SCREENS TO THE LEFT WITH THE MOVING SPIKES WHAT THE FUCK IM PLAYING ON PANSY WLEIFHAEIFHAEILGFHALSREIGHALSDREGHALSREGIKHAHGIAR

Why is it that all these fan games are 10x as hard as the original?

Maybe you're just 10x worse at playing them then you were the original, lol

No, seriously though... I think part of the attraction to IWBTG was the difficulty and everybody wants to exploit that element.
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Re: Fangame: The Game -- (beta 0.14.17) Download
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2009, 07:53:18 pm »

Yeah, I've gotten pretty good at the OG. That screen is pretty annoying tho. On a positive note, I do like your game. Especially how it doesn't look just like every other fan game :D
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« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2009, 09:34:14 pm »

Yeah, I've gotten pretty good at the OG. That screen is pretty annoying tho. On a positive note, I do like your game. Especially how it doesn't look just like every other fan game :D


Not looking like the rest is a very big thing I am trying to go for.

What do you mean by "good at the OG"?

I'm glad you like the game.  That is encouraging... though today has been all-around very discouraging so I don't know how the future of Fangame will turn out.
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« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2009, 01:19:24 am »

Hey guys... i've modified the original post to include a new download link.  Check it out.
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« Reply #11 on: October 07, 2009, 08:14:54 pm »

I'll re-download when I get home. I'd say keep it up. Yours seems to be one of the more interesting fan games out there.

I'm also going for "looks different" with mine. Too many of them look just like IWBTG except.. Not even as good.

By the "OG" I meant original game.

Ed: Room B3.  Lime Caves.  Go to hell...
...Nevermind that.  I do think the difficulty needs some adjusting, as there are parts on Pansy that either have too many saves or not enough.  Otherwise, I really like it so far!  I got to the blue box room, the temporary room, and I didn't know where to go, so I q'ed.  I did like the
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« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2009, 08:41:07 pm »

Oh okay!  by the way, I've just reuploaded a new build which means the one posted here won't work...

I'm having trouble getting the music to work... that is, it works fine for me but some of my testers say it isn't working for them!  As soon as I've got this problem solved for good, I'll have a  new link.
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Re: Fangame: The Game -- (beta 0.23.22) Download
« Reply #13 on: October 08, 2009, 04:34:40 pm »

Nice! What do I do here?


I activated the switch, hit r, then it's activated, but then what?


Also, I love how you were scared about releasing your game incase people hated it and the first responce was "OMGAWESOME" or something like that.

But, it's a very good game! There is a glitch I found: Put on fullscreen and then try impossible. Die, and then the game goes out off fullscreen and freezes. I don't know if it's just me or you click it once or twice, but you might wanna check it out.

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« Reply #14 on: October 08, 2009, 05:24:53 pm »

Nice! What do I do here?


I activated the switch, hit r, then it's activated, but then what?


Also, I love how you were scared about releasing your game incase people hated it and the first responce was "OMGAWESOME" or something like that.

But, it's a very good game! There is a glitch I found: Put on fullscreen and then try impossible. Die, and then the game goes out off fullscreen and freezes. I don't know if it's just me or you click it once or twice, but you might wanna check it out.




That's literally just a temporary room.  That level isn't done yet so there is nowhere else to go.

Impossible mode is temporarily being removed from the game :)

Thanks for the compliments!

I've been working on a redesigned Game Select screen... I'll upload soon...
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