Site announcement TALKSPACE 2013 (also plans 4 winter jam) (Read 8740 times)

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hey folks, our old talky thread died in a horrible accident a few months ago, though its absence was scarcely noticed because most communication here is through the elegant media of surreal youtubes and videogame pictures. truly we are a transcended people
 
RE: Winter J.A.M.
 
so earl(tiny's first pepsi) and I are already colluding as to how we're gonna go about winter jam.  I already made a rockin prototype of one of the trophies!  I don't wanna spoil it before the december commencement thread, but let's just say it'll have more to offer than just a pretty face~
 
anyways, here's a few questions I've been thinking about.
 
When will it take place?
 
21-29th of December would be the weekend before and after Christmas, which is when a lot of us will have spare time from vacations and such, which makes it a tempting choice.  that being said, people's schedules might not all line up so well, so speak up if you want another week.
 
 
at the beginning of December, I'll make a thread for people to ~formally~ declare entry, and with a preview of the fabulous prizes that lie in store for the lucky winners! (that's right, there's more than just 1!)
 
What are the rules gonna be?
 
I love that saltw is a pretty anarchic place, so I don't think any of us here are overly hung up on rules. it'd be nice if you stuck to the theme, and if you submitted on time and all that jazz, but in the end, all that matters is that your BEAUTEOUS CREATION wins over the hearts n minds of the audience at home. that being said, y'all probably aren't gonna get too many votes if you act in deliberate bad faith somehow.  not that I honestly expect that from any of you dudettes+dudes, because you guys are consistently awesome.
 
so, in light of that, instead of rules, these are the general guidelines:
 
1. We're gonna have a major theme, decided at the start of the jam
 
this is where we could use your input.  if any of you have themes in mind, speak up! we wanna hear. maybe we'll vote before the beginning.  or earl+I may show our true oligarchical bastard tendencies and dictate it ourselves!  (it's unimaginable that we'd pick something people didn't seem generally behind, though)
 
I will say that I don't want everyone tied to the theme of christmas, though people are certainly welcome to make christmas games of their own volition. ideally, they'd also be in keeping with whatever we decide, naturally
 
the theme could be anything, from a tangible item (boxes!) or an abstract concept (entrapment!).  maybe an emotion? (fear!) a type of place? (inside of a box, where you are trapped and scared!)  the sky's the limit! ...and also a potential theme ?
 
2. submit yr games through the itch.io system once they're done!
 
itch.io is a good platform, and it worked fine last jam, though I think this time around we should make some things more clear about how this is done.  earl+I will try to make this more transparent in the actual OP for the competition
 
3. have fun, and keep it salty!
 
I can think of 0 other things I care about, or intend to enforce. of course, it'd be a right salty thing to use 2013 Fall Jam Victor and All-Around Swell Hepcat denzquix's horsename database~
 
If you're a salt-lurker or someone new who wants to show off your mad skills, don't be shy, your input is wanted !  my favorite game from last jam came from a newcomer, so believe you me, y'all are welcome here.
 
RE: TALKSPACE
 
haha hi I am neuropath, how do you do.  I am an intern @ cogsci labs, trying to enter graduate school.  applications are due in december, and it sure is makin me antsy!  I like sweets, roguelike games, crows+ravens, folk music, old cartoons, second-hand clothes, and lots of other things <3
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here are some ideas for themes, all taken from the I.M.D.B. Keywords master list
 
  • Arrogant Worms
  • Beaten To Death With An Employee Of The Year Award
  • Question Mark As A Literal Object
  • Hiding In The Back Of A Truck Filled With Dead Flowers
  • Abandoned Drive-In Movie Theatre
  • Hat Indicating Social Position
  • Pulling A Tablecloth And Dishes Off A Table With One's Teeth
  • All Humans Thinking Same Thought
  • International Longshoreman's And Warehouseman's Union
  • All-Knowing Psychiatrist
  • Computer Tries To Take Over The World
  • Instilling Communist Values In Peasant
  • Castle On Top Of High Rise Building
  • Message Pinned To Wall With A Knife
  • Destroying A Typewriter With An Axe
  • Object Passed Through A Telephone
  • International Criminal Tribunal For The Former Yugoslavia
  • Awaking In Snow
  • Local Fishermen Against Big Corporation
  • Garbage Can Thrown Through Window
  • Looking Through A Telescope At A Telescope Looking Back At You
  • Cigarette Pack Rolled In Sleeve
  • Cleaning Fingernails With A Fork
  • Annual Thelonius Monk International Jazz Competition
  • Eyes Scratched Out In A Photograph 
  • Receptionist Says You Can't Go In There
  • Hoisting A Police Car Into The Air
  • Getting On Train And Getting Off Train To Avoid Pursuer
  • Globally Syndicated Celebrity Military Police Officer Reality TV Talk Show
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can the theme be DEATH MURDER KILL
 
oh wait that is every video game. drat
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I honestly can't wait for this as I was bummed out about not being able to compete in the last one.
 
My theme suggestion would be: real-life artwork.
 
So this would entail all your artwork being derivative of photographs or videos of real life objects.
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sounds good!!!
here are some ideas for themes, all taken from the I.M.D.B. Keywords master list
these are great
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really like the idea of it being Receptionist Says You Can't Go In There like all the games might be completely different but there's still the tension of knowing they'll somehow have to incorporate this bullshit little genre moment somewhere.
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here are some ideas for themes, all taken from the I.M.D.B. Keywords master list
 
  • Arrogant Worms
  • Beaten To Death With An Employee Of The Year Award
  • Question Mark As A Literal Object
  • Hiding In The Back Of A Truck Filled With Dead Flowers
  • Abandoned Drive-In Movie Theatre
  • Hat Indicating Social Position
  • Pulling A Tablecloth And Dishes Off A Table With One's Teeth
  • All Humans Thinking Same Thought
  • International Longshoreman's And Warehouseman's Union
  • All-Knowing Psychiatrist
  • Computer Tries To Take Over The World
  • Instilling Communist Values In Peasant
  • Castle On Top Of High Rise Building
  • Message Pinned To Wall With A Knife
  • Destroying A Typewriter With An Axe
  • Object Passed Through A Telephone
  • International Criminal Tribunal For The Former Yugoslavia
  • Awaking In Snow
  • Local Fishermen Against Big Corporation
  • Garbage Can Thrown Through Window
  • Looking Through A Telescope At A Telescope Looking Back At You
  • Cigarette Pack Rolled In Sleeve
  • Cleaning Fingernails With A Fork
  • Annual Thelonius Monk International Jazz Competition
  • Eyes Scratched Out In A Photograph 
  • Receptionist Says You Can't Go In There
  • Hoisting A Police Car Into The Air
  • Getting On Train And Getting Off Train To Avoid Pursuer
  • Globally Syndicated Celebrity Military Police Officer Reality TV Talk Show
my god
 
i just don't have time for a jam but i will have no choice but to make time if these are the themes for this
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I gotta admit I'm pretty in love with that list, too.  I think I might have an idea of what to do with it, too... denz, could you be a pal and see if you can't find any more of those cliche's?  what you already have is enough for my plan, but even more might help enable it further.
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I gotta admit I'm pretty in love with that list, too.  I think I might have an idea of what to do with it, too... denz, could you be a pal and see if you can't find any more of those cliche's?  what you already have is enough for my plan, but even more might help enable it further.
sure, here are a few more
  • Behavior Dictated By Hidden Person With Weapon
  • Riding A Horse Through A Waterfall
  • Hiding An Envelope Between A Mattress And Bedsprings
  • Handcuffed To A Steering Wheel
  • Holding A Flashlight In One's Mouth
  • Lawn Mower As A Weapon
  • Cracking A Nut With An Artificial Hand
  • Incurable Will To Live
  • Burning List Of Favorite Things
  • Interfering With An Investigation
  • Unusual Walking Style
  • Appliance Graveyard
  • Accidental Cannibalism
  • Destroying A Fish Processing Plant
  • Measuring Someone's Height By Marking On A Door Frame
  • Dancing In A Train Compartment
  • Trespassing In A Swimming Pool
  • Sliding A Drawing Under A Door
  • Trying To Get A Policeman To Kill You
  • Makeshift Helicopter
  • Bone As Propeller
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Could write a simple script to randomly allocate three choices of these to contestants.
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haha you know despite my better judgement I meant for this to also be a new general thread. still gonna try; I thought I'd mention, you guys might wanna check out this kickstarter:
 
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/leonsadler/the-scratching-post
 
it's from the guys behind re: get to schol on time and bart the general
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I will say that I don't want everyone tied to the theme of christmas, though people are certainly welcome to make christmas games of their own volition
 

for those whose yuletide spirit is there but faint, dormant and buried, beneath a thick hard shell of surly pragmatism, let us post of games of christmas past, that we may melt even the most humbug-encrusted heart.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0gKkg5lDFo
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkzWMx1x45Q
 
yeah, let's get this yuletide party started!
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I've been working again. But I'm a bit worried about payment because of various things... So I might stop until I figure out what the fuck is going on.
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I've been working again. But I'm a bit worried about payment because of various things... So I might stop until I figure out what the fuck is going on.
Wrong thread??!You okay buddy?
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Wrong thread??!
nah man this is TALKSPACE general chat thread (guest-starring winter jam discussion)