Rusdude

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  1. I think Steed is adorable but not sure horse-as-a-hero could work in an action game; it's also not an easy game to make as it'd require a lot of resources, I'd imagine. Other three games I can see DF making and, out of those, Dear Leader is most ready to be turned into a full game, perhaps with a small team like Spacebase DF-9. It seems that systems & writing is what would be the most time-consuming part. DL can also be ported to same platforms as Broke Age (no need to dumb it down for iOS version... not sure why that's a concern). Mnemonic would probably need some help from Tim to het going but it's very intriguing and could be ported to consoles to give bigger audience (wish Gone Home was available on a console). LPBB is hilarious and very ambitious. If they can make it without spending a whole lot, it could be a hit on Steam.
  2. Meet the AF 2014 Teams!

    I think Tim issued an edict outlawing all haircuts and men's grooming until they shipped Broken Age
  3. I am the All Powerful Highest Grand Poobah!

    Oh-oh, since people love custom stamps so much this game is going to become F2P with stamps as in-app purchase/DLC, lol
  4. Suggestion and Feedback Thread

    This is quite an insane amount of work to do in two weeks. The look of the game is great (I'm partial, of course) but I also want to point out that writing is very solid and has an authentic feel. The balcony scene + music = awesome. Great job all around! Insofar as suggestions for a full game, I think it'd be great to define end-goal(s) that a player tries to accomplish; perhaps, something like Civilization where there are multiple ways to "win" a game and then at the end we'd get a screen that shows how good/bad we were (maybe even something like The Walking Dead where our choices/stats could be compared to others). Anyway really hope this become one of prototypes made into a full game!
  5. Progress Updates

    Haven't watched Twitch yet but from the very beginning Dear Leader seemed like a good candidate for being made into a full game. It's not a 100% equivalent to Spacebase DF-9 but it doesn't require Broken Age-level of resources.
  6. Bananas (AF Day 8)

    I take full responsibility for what had occurred. Didn't realize sending chocolates to DF would cause banana madness
  7. Progress Updates

    I'm assuming it is. Sounded to me like they were still working on getting all the era 1 stuff really polished not too long ago. Which still leaves era 2. I don't see how they would have had the time for era 3, but *shrug* who knows? That's what I gather too. It's more important to get some slice of the game working well or, at least, conveying ideas/directions a full version may have as opposed to giving a bunch of content that won't be any fun to play.
  8. Drinking at work (AF Day 6)

    Lucky you! At my job (well, our client's campus) we aren't even allowed to have alcohol in our cars, let alone in our offices. Most companies prohibit it due to liability reasons.
  9. Progress Updates

    The minister doesn't seem to be thrilled with our name choice. I think we just found a candidate for a mission to Mars
  10. So Eras What are they and how many will there be?

    In the full game there will be at least three eras but third era will (probably?) be cut from the game and its events (effects of your decisions in eras 1 & 2) will be covered in end-game, I believe.
  11. Edict system notes

    Ouch, this reminds me how much I've forgotten since getting out of school. Nowadays, I only get to do some programming in Excel/Access (VBA).
  12. Insuring people catch the radio drift

    They didn't use the same audio. Yes, I think there are going to be different voices. But Anna is lending her vocal talents to LPBB soundtrack's epic hip-hop song
  13. Music

    Picking a Czech composer is certainly interesting. I wonder if there are MIDIs of Smetana out there? This is his arguably most famous piece --
  14. Some Politico Posters Reference Art I found

    Klatuu -- I love the poster design but I really, really wish people would quit using backwards N (И) and backwards R (Я). It makes no sense whatsover because И = "i" or "ee" and Я = "ya". OK, rant over
  15. I've watched plenty of Disney Pooh cartoons but the Soviet Winnie the Pooh was a lot funnier than the US version. Since I've seen plenty of bears (even got a chance to pet a bear cub once), I think I always found it strange that American Pooh is yellow but, then again, I don't recall how it was in the books. P.S. There are three Russian Pooh cartoons, about 40 minutes total in length. For example:
  16. Progress Updates

    The start screen looks great! I believe, it's going to be animated, right? The "loose" concepts from Bagel look very nice, especially the last one. His style seems pretty fitting to this project. With regards to character portraits, it'd be interesting to have ability to obtain multiple pieces of information at a glance -- not just emotions but, for example, his wealth (if he's corrupt, maybe he's going to be dressing nicer)... On second -- crazy -- thought, perhaps, secret police's dossiers on ministers can include incriminating photographs, e.g. of them on villa in France or accepting a bribe? Would have to be a system that takes a character, swaps outfits or whatever, and is able to place them in a variety of pre-determined situations. Probably outside of a scope of an AF prototype but it does sound like something that would've happened in real life.
  17. Insuring people catch the radio drift

    I'm sure that in the final version, sounds are going to be easily distinguishable. Having aural clues is a very nice idea as in games like this it can be tough keeping up with everything that's going on. Also, in case someone is curious what Soviet-era radio sounded like, this is a very nice compilation of program intros, some low-fidelity versions of patriotic songs, ringing of Kremlin's bells, accurate time signals (towards the end) and the like --
  18. Progress Updates

    Wow thank you so much! They have been immensely helpful as reference. Some of my favorite posters are in there! You are very kind. <3 You are very welcome! I'm happy that there was a way I could express my appreciation for all the cool things that DF does and how it treats us, fans It just so happened that I knew a store in the US that sold relevant material so this seemed like a perfect opportunity to play a tiny part in making a game!
  19. Progress Updates

    Great to see so much progress already! I think using existing tech makes a lot of sense during AF. It was pretty incredible that project like Spacebase DF9 were completed last year given how much had to be developed from scratch. And White Birch team spent a lot of time trying to get a game to a playable state. @ Taekon -- have you watched Day 1 documentary? Lee actually had a similar idea -- perhaps, we would be allowed to zoom in on certain objects and, for example, your statue could be vandalized with offensive drawings. @ Anna -- got caught up in a major crunch at work, so I apologize for not giving a heads up about the book & posters until after you had received them. But I suppose being referred to as "mysterious benefactor" is pretty cool.
  20. One interesting thing about Soviet movies was the creativity required to deliver a message while appeasing censors. It's actually pretty surprising what would make it through the approval process. For example, I've always wondered how in the world the most famous Soviet-era holiday movie (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073179/) was allowed to have this cartoon as an intro sequence -- P.S. Although, that message could always be applied to cookie-cutter houses and similar street names in American suburbia. Having grown up in USSR with same-looking mid- and high-rise buildings, it was rather surreal visiting some newly-built neighborhoods where houses look exactly alike.
  21. Similar Games

    Ouch! Those screenshots of Democracy 3 are fun. I feel that certain games should still come with a printed manual and that would be one of them
  22. Similar Games

    Oh, wow, KGB! Completely forgot about it. I am pretty sure my friend and I completed it together back when I lived in Russia (no multiplayer in those days but it was fun playing games, especially adventure games, together on one PC). ~Ivan.
  23. I don't post on the forum as frequently as I'd have liked but I wanted to jump in and say that Khris easily steals every scene she's in - even with Tim. The level of enthusiasm and passion for games are so, so exciting! 2PP should do a sidequest
  24. Not a fan of any survey options but like some of suggestions on this thread. My contributions to growing list are: Wicked Worlds or Trouble Ahead (preferably as Double Fine Adventure: Trouble Ahead)