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What was the nicest(coolest) thing a fan of your games has made?
I've got astonished when I saw this:
He even has a home made Dylo!
Before that I have had some mails with "We really enjoyed it, good work!" but this is a line in my indie developer career.
I guess some of you have big comunities of fans but I'm new and I didn't see it coming, it really surprises me.
When did you feel this for the first time?
And more interesting for me: How?
That's absolutely stunning Reminds me when somebody made "Best Friends" (Retro64's game) costume.
It is such a pleasure when a fan does something for you or speaks highly of you. My favorites:
A Venture Africa fan site
A thread on our forums
A teacher using Venture Africa in his class and blogging about it
and who says there's not more to making games then money?
Really nice stuff guys, reminds us why we go though all the hard work of actually making these games.
a prisoner of the cause
maybe you could expand the dylo universe and make more games, you'd at least have one happy customer
Can't resist sharing some recent pics:
Plenty of YouTube videos too, but better than the tributes are the thank you letters from chemotherapy patients, stroke victims, cigarette quitters, dieters, etc.
Some young fan got this for his birthday cake, from his parents:
Brace Yourself Games (Formerly of Grubby Games)
We've been on a bunch of TV and in films including The Sopranos and Saturday Night Live - Lorne Michaels was playing on his Mac when Steve Martin stormed in asking for a raise.
A lot of comedy TV writers enjoy the game too so there are random mentions.
And, a series of novels has the main character playing Snood to chill out and re-charge.
Here is my claim to Alpha Indie status!
Retro64 Computer Games
haha! That's awesome, Mike. Looks like someone at a Microsoft office.
Haha yeah! The Millennium campus to be specific...
a prisoner of the cause
"do good things - make money"
And that is not the general opinion of Indiepath Ltd - etc... legal .... blah..
Here are some pictures that a teacher sent me of his 4th-grade students playing Fashion Cents on their laptops and SmartBoard:
Here's one of their class mascot playing Fashion Cents:
One of my contest winners had a brother-in-law that made her a trophy out of a barbie doll, gold paint, and "fashion cents":
Here's a picture that my sister-in-law sent me. Her young daughters lined up their dolls like they are in Fashion Cents, arranged them by hair/skin color to match Fashion Cents, and dressed them according to the Fashion Cents rules.
Fan art is always cool!
One of the most flattering things anybody ever did was build my website for free. He's constantly updating the site and shop with new features and implements all my requests almost instantly. But yet, he absolutely refuses to take any money. He just wants to be a part of it.