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  1. I absolutely agree that it would be a shame not to have the ability to fill pots with stuff play into the gameplay. It suggests all sort of mechanical possibilities, too which the OP hints at quite well. I think this could be where the game really finds its uniqueness, and while the scope has to be limited for AF, I hope they get the time to explore SOME of these concepts, and not limit it simply to destroying the opponent wheel.
  2. Not really any reason to think that, though! I think most yearsat least one of the games sees SOME sort of release eventually. Still, it's true that there are some different circumstances now - with Psychonauts 2 hurtling towards production (in fact, I wouldn't be surprised if this AF marks the boundary between Pre-prod and full-prod), and Full Throttle nearing release... I have to guess Psychonauts is gonna be the main focus of the studio for a while. Also, don't forget the lead for this particular title is also the lead designer on Psychonauts 2, so that probably means that this one isn't going to be a priority anytime soon unless it switches lead designer.
  3. I know some people were disappointed but this was exactly the sort of idea it made sense for Tim or the team to rescue, so I agree. AF can't just be about what'll win votes, as so much would get missed.
  4. The intro of Persona 5 worked for me - didn't seem to me that it took any longer to get into the action than other games. If anything shorter. With Persona 4 you had a mini dungeon and boss fight before you even got anything close to a real dungeon. In P5 it drops you into the 1st dungeon pretty early on, and then that turns into a proper dungeon exploration thing, and it feels like the usual ramp up into exploring those systems. I'm having a great time with it over all, too. Thimbleweed Park, I have watched a few videos of the start of that game to see if I want to play it next and hrrrm. I am not sure about these jokes. None of them are really hitting for me, and they seem to be going for pure parody, which feels a bit forced. You know how Monkey Island was really atmospheric, even though it was often really goofy and 4th wall breaking? I feel like that's because the humour they employed didn't hurt and sometimes even enhanced the sense of mystery and adventure those first games had. Here they seem happy to tread on important story moments just for a goof. But I haven't seen much so far, will reserve full judgement for when I'm actually playing.
  5. Hi folks, I'm gonna step back from the music side of this for the time being. I've had a really promising game music opportunity come up and I'm gonna focus on that. However I am still interested on this from a design/iteration perspective, so would still very much like to be part of those discussion.
  6. Don't want to speak for Monica, but I suspect that the choice of name is appropriate because starting periods can be a scary time for a girl. I wouldn't know, but it probably does feel like a crisis at the time, and I guess the game is about dealing with that. And secondly of what Monica said above - it was an idea from a friend which seemed funny. I think the name is plenty fun!
  7. Of course, voting for everything is the same as voting for nothing. Anyway, I just voted for 5, picking 3 which I thought were good choices for a prototype i.e. I thought those games could be turned into an effective prototype in a couple of weeks, and 2 based on me just really liking the concept regardless. Also I slightly tried to second guess DF and Tim and tried not to vote for ones I feel like have a high chance of being rescued by the team if they don't make it with votes.
  8. Speaking selfishly as someone who would quite like to be in the music side, I'd definitely be in favour of exploring visual approaches which suggest musical approaches other than thumping electronic background music, just because that's not really my wheelhouse
  9. I've been thinking about a few things that differentiate this from a regular pinball game that we'd have to think about in the early stages: For pinball like physics the best structure I can think of is to have the table curved in a way that makes it like a hill to get over to get to the other player's side. If we just want a flat table, then I imagine this controlling more like pong or shufflepuck or something, where the ball is slidey, but that might not get across the pinball-y feel. Launching the ball - how will this work? It'd have to be different from pinball in some ways. I thought of it being launched into a sort of randomiser machine which pushes the ball one way or another, or maybe some other mechanic We should think of various ways to make it more than just two games of pinball stuck to each other. So one example I thought of is what if you could hit some sort of target which raises a set of barriers, that the ball can pass through when going in one direction, but will bounce in the other direction. So you hit the target and that gives the opponent a harder time getting the ball past to you, while you can still shoot through it.
  10. I wonder whether the fun in this idea really is trying to find a balance. I'd think that it might be more interesting to try to push evolution to certain extremes using your influence, and having the goals be centered around achieving that.
  11. I'm sorta seeing this as warioware meets keep talking and nobody explodes, which makes sense to me.
  12. Yup, got my vote too, couldn't resist a pitch like that.
  13. Really like this, though I only have PSVR so I doubt I'd be able to play the prototype. Still, it got a vote from me.
  14. This seems fun and got one of my votes