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Roguelike Bundle preparations
« on: August 26, 2012, 04:13:51 AM »
Hey folks,

I apologise for being quiet here.  Both my work and home life have been very busy, and that's not a good combination  :/  However I'm still hoping to have a polished version of Rogue Rage ready for 15th September.  Actually the polish is pretty much finished on it, and there's just a few touches here and there I want to make.

I've also been working on the web-site design which you can see here:
http://www.roguelikebundle.com/

Need to have pages on what is a roguelike, game descriptions, etc.  Daniel Earnshaw, who did the Roguelike Radio logo, has kindly produced one for this site and has offered to make icons to represent each game in the bundle.  I figure Rogue Rage will have a stylised red @ with a red mist rising (as in the game's rage mode).  What would other's like?

I'd also like to cover the bundle via Roguelike Radio.  We could have individual eps on each game, or have a bunch of us on a single ep talking about the lot.  What do people think?

So, some things I need to confirm for people:
1. Are you still on for a September 15th launch?
2. Would you like a game icon produced by Daniel and how would you like it to look?
3. What are your thoughts on a Roguelike Radio ep and when are you free in the coming weeks?

Just to note I'll be away on holiday myself from 30/8 - 5/9.

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Re: Roguelike Bundle preparations
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2012, 06:50:19 AM »
I'm not a part of the bundle, but speaking merely as a fan I think games should have their own episodes, except in the case of smaller games and whatnot.  Of course, if there is not a lot to talk about and individual episodes end up being short, there's no reason not to just string them together I suppose.

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Re: Roguelike Bundle preparations
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2012, 04:08:51 PM »
1. Yes! There will be plenty of time to reach remaining goal and to cram something extra too.
2. I'd better leave this question to Psiweapon. Maybe he will pixel something for us.
3. No problem after ARRP I think. Note I need to sync with Psi for RR episode. Not going to do it with only half a team. Maybe with Jo too if he can spare the time.
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Re: Roguelike Bundle preparations
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2012, 04:35:23 PM »
1. Yes. I am waiting for your feedback :) (otherwise not much changes from the current version)
2. I have some icons of my own, so I think this will not be necessary.
3. I don't want to be in the episode for now, sorry :(

BTW do we have someone to build the Mac ports?

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Re: Roguelike Bundle preparations
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2012, 05:11:03 PM »
Sadly I didn't even get an incubator beta done in time :'(
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Will the Incubator live on after the bundle release?
« Last Edit: August 26, 2012, 05:13:33 PM by XLambda »

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Re: Roguelike Bundle preparations
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2012, 12:35:54 AM »
The Incubator wil hopefully remain as a permanent feature.  All it needs is willing devs.

Z: I can't do Mac builds myself, but we can try and get some other devs or able players to help out.

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Re: Roguelike Bundle preparations
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2012, 01:45:53 AM »
Oh, and regarding icons, I mean for the web-site, where a consistent style would be good.

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Re: Roguelike Bundle preparations
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2012, 04:47:35 AM »
1. Yes! There will be plenty of time to reach remaining goal and to cram something extra too.
2. I'd better leave this question to Psiweapon. Maybe he will pixel something for us.
3. No problem after ARRP I think. Note I need to sync with Psi for RR episode. Not going to do it with only half a team. Maybe with Jo too if he can spare the time.

  As always I am available at your leisure for whatever you may need. :-)

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Re: Roguelike Bundle preparations
« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2012, 08:31:17 PM »
I've e-mailed Mario Donick to see if he's still up for releasing LR 1.7 as part of the bundle.  I'm a bit worried that if there's just 3 of us it's not much of a bundle  :/

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Re: Roguelike Bundle preparations
« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2012, 11:45:43 PM »
1. Yes! There will be plenty of time to reach remaining goal and to cram something extra too.
2. I'd better leave this question to Psiweapon. Maybe he will pixel something for us.
3. No problem after ARRP I think. Note I need to sync with Psi for RR episode. Not going to do it with only half a team. Maybe with Jo too if he can spare the time.

  As always I am available at your leisure for whatever you may need. :-)


Icon description...

A ninja grey-type alien with a mop???

A sludge vat?

A gun and a mop making an X behind a computer screen?

Some sort of space marine fending off an alien with a laser sword?

A skull-marked canister?? :3

Really, how many pixels and what style are we talking about?


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Re: Roguelike Bundle preparations
« Reply #10 on: August 28, 2012, 02:03:54 AM »
  I just discovered that my laptop has a built in microphone, always on. It was not a known feature. Maybe you system is similar? Probably not...

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Re: Roguelike Bundle preparations
« Reply #11 on: August 28, 2012, 07:02:08 AM »
An icon for Hydra Slayer could be simply a hydra (see http://www.roguetemple.com/z/animatedhydras.gif ) or a hydra + a weapon (like the icon, https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.roguetemple.hydroid ).

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Re: Roguelike Bundle preparations
« Reply #12 on: August 28, 2012, 07:09:43 AM »
  I just discovered that my laptop has a built in microphone, always on. It was not a known feature. Maybe you system is similar? Probably not...

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Re: Roguelike Bundle preparations
« Reply #13 on: August 28, 2012, 11:59:50 AM »
Headsets are much preferred for podcast recordings.  Laptop mic + earphones might be okay in some circumstances, but generally is not ideal.

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Re: Roguelike Bundle preparations
« Reply #14 on: August 30, 2012, 06:51:46 AM »
Just to note I'll be away on holiday myself from 30/8 - 5/9.

And I will be very busy from 6/9, so I will not be able to do/test any larger things after that date.