Sands of the Arena (beta)

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  1. blackj3sus

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    #1 blackj3sus, Dec 11, 2008
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  2. whisperstorm

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    No screenshots? No downloadie.
     
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    a very short description of an exe hosted on a comcast user homepage.

    Also the very first post this user has made.
     
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    their is a link in the post (which was my 1st one as the other guy pointed out) which u can click on to downloadie.

    are u gonna coment about my 2nd post as well?
     
  5. JGOware

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    Screenshots please.
     
  6. blackj3sus

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    screenies added
     
  7. Maupin

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    It's a very simple combat game. Correct me if I'm wrong, but the cards never change and both players always have the same cards... so it's not really a card game unless I missed something in the two rounds I played. It's a good first effort but I can't say it was fun. Keep improving it and maybe you'll have something.
     
  8. blackj3sus

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    what?
    the cards change depending on what you choose.
    its not static.

    their are 5 attacks and 5 defense...
    this is a beta sort of... i plan several other parts of the game all basewd around this simple mechanic.
     
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  9. Maupin

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    As far as I could tell each player has the exact same 5 attack cards and 5 defense cards as the other player, and those cards never change. They're more like options.
     
  10. blackj3sus

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    yea... thats the basis of the game
    you choose 3 of 5 cards match them against what your opponent chose then
    compare the results.
    this is a playable demo (beta) of that mechanic.

    it will be much more involved once crowd favor, character classes, and special abilities are added.
     
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    Stealing artwork is bad.
     
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    its not stealing when its like ancient art
     
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    Jean-Léon Gérôme (May 11, 1824 – January 10, 1904)
    after the 70 years, all copyrights become public domain
     
  15. electronicStar

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    It's not very good to use old art, even if its PD. It doesn't look very serious.
    You are using someone else's creation, it makes your contribution look worse by comparison.
     
  16. blackj3sus

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    i don't think so.
    he was a great artist, the painting captures the essence of what the game is about.
    it is a very serious painting. thats one of the reasons i chose it.
    so i used it. at no point do i try to claim the art is mine.
    it's a well known painting.
    if you don't like it.... too bad.

    (besides everywhere else i have shown the demo loves it, complementing on the art selection as well)
     
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    Where else have you shown it? The only other place I can find it is the SillySoft forums, and no one there even mentioned it.
     
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    listen... unless u have something useful to add, like game features or publishing connections, don't post.
    i don't give a rats behind if u don't like the art selection.
    this is about a game not public domain art. geesh.

    did all u guys get your wheaties pee'd on tyhis morning?
     
  20. Maupin

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    Something tells me you might not be in the right forum. Have you checked out the Gamedev forum? I think you're probably more likely to get some good feedback there.

    Unfortunately it doesn't say so explicitly anywhere, but the Indiegamer forum is for developers focusing on selling games independently, not just starting out. You can still fit in here, but your posts have that indefinable je ne sais quoi that suggests it may not be easy. You'll probably notice that many members here have sold/contributed to multiple games, are careful about artwork they source, and have working shift keys.

    btw I love the "Black Jesus" episode of Good Times.
     

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