Inspiration, Surgery, and Links.

SURGERY AND INSPIRATION.

Hey guys,

I know Ive been out of action for a while-but fear not, development has not stopped. 😉

The reason for my lack of updates is that I went in for surgery on one of my eyes. I still cant see properly, so I dont think Ill be able to work on anything on STASIS for a few more days.

I think that all artists should use every aspect of their life as a source of inspiration. I had to be awake during the surgery, and as completely uncomfortable as that was, I really tried to take everything in/ The sounds, the way the doctors speak to each other, even the smells of the theatre. I immediately started to come up with ideas for STASIS-specifically a sequence that I think will curl some toes! See guys… I’m suffering to make the best damned game I can! 😀

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COOL LINKS…

A friend of mine asked for some web pages and stuff about Adventure Games, that I think you guys may find interesting.

There are quite a few articles on Adventure Game design if you do a search.for ‘puzzle design in adventure games’.

Here are some of my favourites:

http://www.adventureclassicgaming.com/index.php/site/features/423/

http://www.scottkim.com/thinkinggames/GDC00/bates.html

http://grumpygamer.com/2152210

For forums, BIG BLUE CUP’s forums are probably the most active from a developers point of view ( http://www.bigbluecup.com/yabb/index.php ). Its skewed to Adventure Game Studio users, but the theory and the discussions are all interesting and apply to game design in general.

From a ‘players’ point of view, there is Adventure Gamers (http://www.adventuregamers.com/forums/index.php) , which is an awesome resource. They also have a very extensive REVIEW section, which is an amazing resource to see what people like and dont like in their AG’s.

I try to read as many game POST MORTEMS as possible. Just do a google search for them and youll find a ton.

No Mutants Allowed ( http://www.nma-fallout.com/forum/index.php?sid=b73e11c3181372dfd3323530b6100601 ) has some really nice forum posts on story ideas and game mechanics. Quite a bit of it is just people hating on Fallout 3 (no idea why…I loved it!), but its always nice to read some pretty harsh critiques on games.

RPGCodex is a really cool forum for getting feedback on everything from games stories, interfaces, even just general rants about what people like and dont like in games.

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Do you guys have any cool resources/websites? Post em here, or send me a mail. 😉

-Chris