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by Mr Creosote
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: Clarification about conversions
Replies: 15
Views: 159

Re: Clarification about conversions

We are, of course, limited by the existing structure of the database. Were you to design a reference source for text adventures, from the ground up (rather than a solutions site), then you would create a system so that each version of the game could be listed on the game page with the relevant year...
by Mr Creosote
Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: Clarification about conversions
Replies: 15
Views: 159

Re: Clarification about conversions

So what classifies as originally released platform in case of type-in games?
by Mr Creosote
Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: CASA 20 years
Replies: 15
Views: 1518

Re: CASA 20 years

Oops, sorry to be late to the party! Happy anniversary, CASA, many heartfelt thanks to Jacob for keeping it running as well as to all those great individuals who share this passion. I do distinctly remember the first time I got in touch with Jacob, after having been a quiet consumer for some time al...
by Mr Creosote
Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: hi all
Replies: 9
Views: 1946

Re: hi all

Hello and welcome, urbanghost! Nice to hear from someone who is so dedicated at playing (experiencing) games instead of just putting them on a shelf for collection purposes :)
by Mr Creosote
Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: Genre Suggestions
Replies: 48
Views: 6421

Re: Genre Suggestions

Wordplay. I had thought that Nord and Bert Couldn't Make Head or Tail of It was a one off but I am now aware of another game - Under, In Erebus - that utilises wordplay based puzzles. Two examples are not enough to create a new genre but if anyone knows of any more please list them. With enough tit...
by Mr Creosote
Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: Competition Entries etc. (split from "Genre Suggestions")
Replies: 38
Views: 2513

Re: Competition Entries etc. (split from "Genre Suggestions")

The danger we have is that, like many clubs, is that that loudest voices make the rules, often to the detriment of the real target audience.
Exactly.
by Mr Creosote
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: Competition Entries etc. (split from "Genre Suggestions")
Replies: 38
Views: 2513

Re: Competition Entries etc. (split from "Genre Suggestions")

You didn't write it. Others did. It honours you that you consider how not to scare away users. But this goes both ways, too. After all, all those speed IF games were entered by someone. You can choose which death to die here. Positive encouragement by suggesting where people could focus their energy...
by Mr Creosote
Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: Competition Entries etc. (split from "Genre Suggestions")
Replies: 38
Views: 2513

Re: Competition Entries etc. (split from "Genre Suggestions")

"Interactive fiction" = marketing term used in the 1980s by infocom. So hardly an good term to distinguish something from the "classic age". Drawing the line: if it is truly considered not to allow including some games, then there will be always equivalent ones.which make the decision appear inconsi...
by Mr Creosote
Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: Competition Entries etc. (split from "Genre Suggestions")
Replies: 38
Views: 2513

Re: Competition Entries etc. (split from "Genre Suggestions")

Jacob, you say you have to update the "about" section. Sorry, to what? I don't catch your decision. If there is indeed any. On (non-)inclusion of games? On how to organize the information present on the site? (Related, but distinct questions.) (I'll spare everyone my usual rant about null statements...
by Mr Creosote
Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: Competition Entries etc. (split from "Genre Suggestions")
Replies: 38
Views: 2513

Re: Competition Entries etc. (split from "Genre Suggestions")

I propose removing all non-illustrated pure text games from the database. Because, you know, I have asked around with my personal friends and nobody plays them. What's worse, inquired further, nobody could even imagine giving them a chance. For games with some accompanying graphics, some showed basi...
by Mr Creosote
Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: Competition Entries etc. (split from "Genre Suggestions")
Replies: 38
Views: 2513

Re: Genre Suggestions

Some interesting points here. But does anyone really play and enjoy Speed IF or competition games? Is that a serious question? Sorry to disappoint you, but each year's IF Competition is pretty much the only games I play nowadays. It should be pretty obvious that those games are much more played tod...
by Mr Creosote
Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Hibernated 1 Physical Edition
Replies: 4
Views: 735

Re: Hibernated 1 Physical Edition

Very cool cover art! Any information on the game itself?
by Mr Creosote
Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: A question for everyone who has recently submitted information to CASA
Replies: 9
Views: 1353

Re: A question for everyone who has recently submitted information to CASA

Not sure why this would be the case. Could you post the URI of the page you still saw this message on?
by Mr Creosote
Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: A question for everyone who has recently submitted information to CASA
Replies: 9
Views: 1353

Re: A question for everyone who has recently submitted information to CASA

Should be fixed, could you confirm?

(Also, this means you should now be linked to the right game page again after submission.)