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Tom King

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  1. Digital painting timelapse

    Fantastic. Thanks, Troels! I use a Wacom Intuos 4. It's just a tablet pad, which is nice but you have to peck around and do some guess work from time to time. From the looks of it, Mark has a Cintiq, which actually has a monitor built into the tablet. I'm jealous.
  2. I had an idea for promoting the art of the game in its current state. I apologize if this or something similar has been pitched before, but it would be cool to see a timelapse of Mark painting a scene from start to finish. Some commentary where he walks us through the process, describing brushes, tools and techniques would be a plus. What do you guys think?
  3. Paul Trowe criticism on Kickstarter update

    You guys nailed it.
  4. Paul Trowe criticism on Kickstarter update

    Completely understand and don't blame you for taking a breather. Thank you for your ongoing support!
  5. Paul Trowe criticism on Kickstarter update

    I think DrJ was saying the exact opposite of that, aside from our appreciation for designers like Josh, Al, Scott, et al. We all love those guys and I'm glad to see that expressed here, but I'm not sure everyone understands the position Paul is in. Paul DOES NOT own the rights to Leisure Suit Larry. The only reason he was able to do a Larry game was because he knows people. Paul has passion, there's no doubt about that, but he's made it clear he cannot handle the amount of power he was given. This isn't just a slip up, it's a personality trait. We would be doing the franchise and the people who worked hard on this game (designers, developers, volunteers like myself, even Kickstarters) a disservice to give Paul the opportunity to be put in the same position twice. We've fought way too hard to bring this games back and to give up now, waiting and hoping that the next Kickstarter to be a success, would be a damn shame. That said, I urge everyone to contact the powers that be: Codemasters. Be polite, but be sure to let them know where the real problem lies. If they don't want to do another Larry because of disappointing sales, that's their business and I don't fault them for that. But it's entirely possible they don't know Paul has alienated the entire community and the franchise would be better off in more caring hands. Like it or not, we're a small community. When one adventure game dies, it has negative impact everywhere. SpaceVenture, Space Quest, and other IP's are certainly no exception.
  6. Paul Trowe criticism on Kickstarter update

    Yes, very well said! Josh Mandel is a hell of a guy. I'm glad to see that the community recognizes that and appreciates him as much as we do. Jeroen's response to this is also spot on.
  7. Space Questers on Twitter

    Say hi! I'm @DadsNewBF
  8. Introduce Yourself!

    Hey, everybody! Looks like I finally made it to the party. So, about me. My name is Tom King. I'm a 28 year-old designer and musician wannabe. Some of you may know me from Leisure Suit Larry Reloaded (I'm that bald jerk pounding beers in Lefty's), others may know me from Twitter (@DadsNewBF). Others may not know me at all, in which case, nice to meet you. My hobbies/interests include (but certainly are not limited to) music, roadtrips, cooking, hiking, kayaking, cycling, unicycling, changing the size of my thumbs, learning new languages, juggling, poetry, playing air-instruments, playing real instruments, speaking braille, and sometimes, playing hopscotch with philosophers and kings. I'm looking forward to getting to know you folks. Feel free to drop me a line any time. -TK
  9. Paul Trowe criticism on Kickstarter update

    Thanks for capturing those shots, MI. I can no longer see the forums at all. I'm surprised I wasn't banned sooner, but I'm glad I got in a few last words in before my account was deleted. Even though I'm new to this community (despite being a fan of Space Quest since age 9 or so), I would love to help you guys with the video any way I can, if you guys will have me. After all the kind words of support you guys have given us, it would be an honor to be a part of something with you guys showing our support for Two Guys and Space Pope. Hope everyone is having a fantastic weekend.
  10. Paul Trowe criticism on Kickstarter update

    Fantastic points, Frede. I have no idea what Paul was thinking, but it's clear all agree that what he's doing is completely asinine. And I don't think that's just because we're fans of Space Quest and/or friends of the Two Guys. It's because we're all decent people, and despite not really knowing what's going on with the project, we would rather be patient than speculate and potentially hurt the project. For a CEO to do this is inexcusable. Don't get me wrong, I certainly have no regrets about my involvement in Larry and appreciate the many wonderful opportunities to work with the talents of Al Lowe, Josh Mandel, the folks at N-Fusion, and some amazing fellow volunteers; All of those people were absolutely fantastic to work with, it's just a shame the guy that's head it all and brought so many fine people together is the very person that's running it into the ground. It's more disappointing than anything, really. To your point, there are plenty of things anyone could find about Paul with a simple Google search, and that's not even counting the stories former co-workers might have about him. But you're right, we have more integrity than to get into specifics and completely trash Paul, despite any of us possessing the power to do so. I'm very proud of this community for not putting up with the BS while still being civil about the situation. It's these sort of friendships people like Paul cannot appreciate, which really sucks but it's the path he's chosen.
  11. Paul Trowe criticism on Kickstarter update

    I (Tom King) left a knee jerk comment on the Kickstarter thread, which I probably shouldn't have done. But it should be no surprise that Paul isn't the most pleasant person, so I don't think I'm necessarily letting the cat out of the bag there. This is nothing but a big play for attention, and is best left ignored.
  12. Hey all, I posted this idea to the Kickstarter campaign, and to make sure it wasn't lost, I wanted to submit it to the massive think tank we have going here. Maybe it will spark more ideas, who knows. See what you think: Alright, so I think I have a decent--and admittedly undeveloped--idea for later prototypes: The Isla Dome is invaded by Sludge Vohaul and the Two Guys have been captured. To rescue them, you will need various gadgets and build a space ship. This is where Kickstarter comes in: To acquire all the gadgets and parts necessary, the event will have to reach the goal. In the meantime, you can purchase various parts to start building your ship and assemble a crew; each milestone will add more parts. When the $500k goal is hit, you get to fly off and fight your nemesis to save the Guys so they can start on their new game. Just a brainfart. What do you think? -Tom
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