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  1. That's the worst idea I've ever heard.
  2. Your SpaceVenture App store submissions go here!

    I have no artistic skillz. But if anyone wants to steal the app name "Plungr" go right ahead. Or swipe right ahead. I'm too old for this nonsense...
  3. Late to the party, but go for something new. The important thing (as others have said) is that the "tone" fits; not that it's Gary Owens. One of the great things about this game is that it's a new universe, not "Space Quest VII". Let's keep that ball rollin'.
  4. "We Want a New Space Quest Game" Facebook group

    One size doesn't fit all. It's about mixing and matching.
  5. "We Want a New Space Quest Game" Facebook group

    I think forums will make a come back, in some form or another. I've used IRC more in the past year than I did in the previous 8. It's about the right tool for the job. Twitter and Facebook do some things really well. Other things not so well. I don't subscribe to the idea that they are inherently useless for conversation, they just encourage a different kind of conversation. Indeed, those forms of social media seem the perfect way to promote and draw people into a good forum...
  6. Back Seat Designers

    Suppose people should know this is a thing, or whatever. http://backseatdesigners.com/open-crowd-source/
  7. "We Want a New Space Quest Game" Facebook group

    As time goes on, I wonder whether a new SQ is really the way to go, or whether it might be better to allow another universe to be created. Something fresh, something built on the 20+ years that have happened since. If there were something, very loosely, called SQ, about the only thing I would keep is the conceit - a space janitor being plunged into a major crisis and bumbling his way through despite himself. EVERYTHING else, from the Sariens via Vohaul to Beatrice can be forgotten about. Or, to put it another way. I would want a game to be written that had a great story - if the authors then want to set it within the SQ universe, I'm OK with that. I just wouldn't want a game that leant on the nostalgia name value and ignored game mechanics and plot as a result. Or one that tried to hard to recapture some imagined "magic" rather than pushing forward. But let me be very clear, Kent. If they ever make a new SQ, you can have all my money.
  8. "We Want a New Space Quest Game" Facebook group

    I turn 30 in two months' time, and I still love to throw my toys out of the pram at regular intervals.
  9. Sierra may be coming back (New KQ Game)

    This is one of those extraordinary (lit.) claims that makes me want to see something from a reputable source. Fully willing to believe it. But that's a pretty big accusation that you want to be on firm ground before making. No. Sorry, can't agree here. You can't just take other people's money without asking. Or, rather, you cannot take money people gave in good faith for another project, never do any real work to realise the project, and then funnel it into something else. It's dishonest and morally questionable at best. At worst, it's fraud. Today, "you" get a positive result. Tomorrow, exactly the opposite. Troels was complaining about big game developers warping and destroying Kickstarter. But this type of shit from shady and/or incompetent indies is far, far worse, in my opinion. At least a successful Zach Braff flick or Shenmue game gives the platform credibility. This just hurts everyone, especially if the average punter is no longer willing to use the service or purchase stuff that comes from it.
  10. Sierra may be coming back (New KQ Game)

    Your answer to dwindling adventure game sales is trailers involving teens in a shower? I'll give you this - there are a lot of videos of teens in showers, and they seem enduringly popular.
  11. SQ:I

    Almost certainly. The chances of a new Space Quest are slim to nil, I would wager. Unless the revived Sierra brand picks up traction and the company can do a deal with Activision to cash in on the revival/nostalgia kick. But even then, part of me thinks that it would be pretty pointless picking up a franchise that has been in stasis for 20 years UNLESS they hire the Two Guys to do it. Otherwise, I think any company is much better off doing something new. Let's face it, I think there's very little from the Space Quest universe that really needs to be in a new game. The idea of Roger being an average schmo is laughable after saving the universe on multiple occasions. The events and characters were fun, but not really that inter-related. And it's not like the Trek or Star Wars universes where there is a deep, inter-woven history to be explored. So, what I'd like to see, if this was going to be done, is a sci-fi comedy adventure, with a view to building a rich universe where sequels make sense and are internally consistent with the world which is created. Wonder if something like that will be released in 2015-2016?
  12. Other than Taco Bell (which we don't have here in Europe), I'm pretty sure most people in the world have heard "Finger lickin' good." And, of course, "I'm lovin' it." All. The. Fucking. Time.
  13. What's up with SpaceVenture?

    Where I do agree with Mr Tentacle is that it's important to keep repeating things, without a pissy tone. If the questions are getting that annoying, make an FAQ. If people still ask, point them politely to the FAQ. If those same people still ask, piss away. Like PurpleTentacle I get very, very annoyed with regular forum members in other places who take a high-and-mighty tone with those who aren't as informed. By all means, by quite concise and short if you have to keep repeating yourself. But try to be civil. To respond to a specific point - yes, there were many people who had legitimate concerns re: the funding situation. But there were also people who were deliberately pushing misinformation. Things got a little heated. It explains BUT DOES NOT EXCUSE the reactionary responses.
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