Friday, September 28, 2012

Server woes

Continued AGS server problems have precipitated a discussion on the forums about the future of the server: change providers, go dedicated, etc. Head over and check it out, as the current contract is up in 3 months!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Give money!

Welcome to the latest way to enjoy adventures: AdventureX 2012. This adventurous meet-up will be in London in December if they can raise the spondulicks. Ali, m0ds, AGA, Azure and Spence are working to pull it together and there is a crowdfunding going on at indiegogo. Also, page on the facialbook. So, if you'll be in the UK in December, rush over now and sign away your hard-earned pennies!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

AGS server is not down

The AGS website and forums have been transferred to a shiny new server.  Unfortunately a few days' worth of posts were lost in the shuffle.  Please see this thread for more detail.

EDIT: Andrew fixed Berian's weird thread link...

Sunday, September 16, 2012

AGS server is down

The AGS server is currently not accessible.  This is completely unrelated to the planned move to a new server, and will hopefully be resolved as soon as possible.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Time for a drink, Gentlepersons, please

Ben, Dan, Dave and Janet (Size 5 aka Zombie Cow and Wadjet Eye Games) are inviting you for a sesh down t'pub on 18th September. Go and down some pints with these fine folks! See here and here.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Captain D and the Luggage

Some of you may have read CaptainD's blog. Some of you may have played his Demo, but have you tried doing both at the same time? You can nearly do it with the experience that is his game dev blog.

So, enjoy the Pratchetty experience that is his GIP, with the Demo and then read his blog, and then give him all your money, with a 10% cut for me.

Remember the Al Emmo?

Himalaya,  the militant wing of AGDI, have put forward an enhanced version of their first commerical game Al Emmo and the Lost Dutchman's Mine on Steam Greenlight. If it gets enough votes, it may be accepted. But the key thing for me is this:
"The major changes will be completely new Al Emmo character vocals (by new voice actor) and 2D animated cutscenes to replace the original 3D ones"
"You probably heard the old Al Emmo character voice, which was quite whiny and high-pitched. His new voice is much lower, but still retains the essential comical qualities."
So, finally we're getting rid of the whiny voice! Woohoo! Its one of the things that put me off the original. For full details, and to vote, head to their Steam Greenlight page.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Mysterious doublefine traffic source

Any blog readers who are also doublefine supporters, please can you tell me why I'm getting lots of links from this page: It doesn't work for me... and I'm curious!

AGS server move

Mr AGA has announced that a new server will be hosting the AGS site and forums soon. We're trying to set up access for him to the blog to keep us all updated on the progress on this, but be prepared for a little downtime in mid-September.

Sock puppets

Accusations of sock puppetry fly around the forums, so its time to confess: I am Dualnames's sock puppet: I agreed to exchange being his sock puppet in exchange for the entire value of the Greek economy some years ago, which caused the current global economic crisis. But no more! I shall throw off his shackles and pay back the debt!

If you want the real story, check out the forums, but lets hope it all ends up amicably!