Jump to content

Decaffeinated Jedi

Content Management
  • Content Count

    274
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    27

Reputation Activity

  1. Like
    Decaffeinated Jedi got a reaction from Frede in Superfan Hangout Thread   
    Count me in for a non-SQ Sierra Hangout. Should we all choose a game or series we want to talk about? Then share gameplay footage and discuss?
     
    Jess
  2. Like
    Decaffeinated Jedi reacted to Datadog in The 2012 AGS Awards   
    And I forgot to plug "Space Quest -1: Decision of the Elders" as well. That would make FIVE Space Quest-themed games in the running. Six if you count Cosmos Quest. Seven if "The Outer Edge of Earnon" travels back in time to 2012 and registers itself in the AGS database. Eight if "SpaceVenture" ends up in AGS somehow and does the same thing.
     
    I approve of Vohaul Cat as a nominee.
  3. Like
    Decaffeinated Jedi got a reaction from MusicallyInspired in Superfan Hangout Thread   
    I might be an hour late, but I'll try my best to be there (assuming spots are still open at that point).
     
    Jess
  4. Like
    Decaffeinated Jedi reacted to Datadog in The 2012 AGS Awards   
    It's that time again!
     
    This year, both "Space Quest: Incinerations" and the "Space Quest 2" remake are eligible for nominations (SQ2+ was a 2011 release, but was entered into their database in 2012 if you're wondering). So you should head on over to the AGS website, log into their forums (necessary step), and fill out this year's nominations to help your favorite space janitor come out on top again! You can fill out more than one nomination per category, so you don't have to play favorites between games (but I will promote nominating Doomtron in the character categories). ;)
     
    For more Space Quest nomination goodness, you can also nominate Akril's "Pledge Quest" games which were developed by members of the SQ community. Both games center around saving Space Quest and even feature an evil cat named Vohaul so go give those games some love too!
  5. Like
    Decaffeinated Jedi got a reaction from Johnathon in Happy Broomcloset Day!   
    Greetings!
     
    Seventeen years ago today (November 29, 1995), Roger Wilco's Virtual Broomcloset went live and became the world's first Space Quest fansite.* Since it's never a bad time for navel-gazing, here's a brief history of the early years of the site I wrote back in 2002:
     

    Yeah, I know: cool story, bro. The moral, however, is that it's been a blast being part of this community for the past seventeen years. It's grown into something I never could have imagined back in 1995, and on a personal level, it's led to amazing friendships with fellow Space Quest fans around the world.** I've even had the opportunity to fulfill a lifelong dream and co-design my own series of short adventure games as part of this wild ride. You probably heard about that last part, because I haven't shut up about it for the last five months.
     
    With the Two Guys back and the SpaceVenture on the horizon, there's never been a better time to be part of the Wilco World Wide Web. Thanks for all the support through the years, folks. It's greatly appreciated!
     
    Jess
     
    * And quite possibly the world's first adventure gaming fansite. They jury's still out on that.
    ** Well, mostly Denmark.
  6. Like
    Decaffeinated Jedi reacted to Troels Pleimert in Happy Broomcloset Day!   
    Big, enormous, much belated congratulations, Jess! I love the fact that the little monster you borne and I fed in my adolescence has grown into this cuddly beast we now ... okay, that's a pretty belabored metaphor. I'll just stick with the big congratulations! ;)
  7. Like
    Decaffeinated Jedi reacted to Capn_Ascii in Happy Broomcloset Day!   
    Feeling old yet? ;)
     

    So what you're saying is...you looked out into the Internet, saw a Virtual Broomcloset-shaped hole, and felt compelled to fill it. :D
     
    Seventeen years...my god, has it been that long? Yes...yes it has. I vividly remember my first brush with the 'Closet - I had purchased the then-recently-released SQ6 sometime around '96 or '97, and had spent six months stuck on the endodroid puzzle because I didn't know you could bend one of the pipes in the background (grr!). After leaving the game for so long and the coming back to it determined to beat the damned thing, I realized that, with my family's new computer and this brand-new Internet thing that came with it, I could see if anyone else has posted a solution to the game's puzzles. My search quickly took me to a walkthrough on the Broomcloset, although at the time I didn't appreciate the gravity of the find - I simply took my puzzle solution and went off to beat SQ6 and then laugh at it victoriously. :D
     
    As I got older, and I began to see more and more of the Internet, my love of games gradually evolved into the fanboyness of all things fictional and geeky it is today. I began to properly appreciate fansites at that point, although I lurked at the Broomcloset for years before finally getting a proper login on the message boards and starting to poke my head into topics. I remember that part quite well - late September, 2001 was when I made my first post. Unfortunately, the only reason I remember that is because it was only a week or so after the 9/11 attack, which was a hot topic when I made my debut... :unsure:
     
    In case you're wondering, I was just as long-winded back then as I am now. Really, though, the only reason I talk to much is because I love discussing the subject at hand. ;)
     
    Like a lot of fans, after several years I began to drift away from the SQ fandom due to the utter lack of new material to work with. I never really *stopped* loving SQ, mind you - I just switched to more of a private worship instead of the public services we used to hold. :P SQ was like the first girlfriend you ever dated, who's no longer around but you still cherish her memory just the same. I stopped keeping tabs on SQ happenings (mostly because I assumed there *weren't* any) and focused on other things.
     
    Then a bunch of guys drop three completed SQ fangames on me from out of freakin' nowhere. Admittedly, part of the shock was because I hadn't been keeping up with SQ news at all, but the bigger shock is that games of such magnitude - *especially* VSB and Incinerations - got completed *at all*. Back in the glory days of the fandom, it was something of a running gag that new SQ games cropped up at a dime a dozen, and were cancelled just as quickly - the idea that these design teams kept chugging along during the Silent Years without stop and with hardly any fandom left to support them still blows my mind.
  8. Like
    Decaffeinated Jedi reacted to Akril in HELP: Interactive fan fiction   
    In case anyone is wondering: No, I haven't bailed out on this project. I've been trying to get some work done on walk cycles for Roger and Bea, and it's been a pretty lengthy process. Here are some turnarounds for them:
     


     
    The colors are a bit off (since I did most of the work on my laptop), so I've got a lot of tweaking to do. I also notice that Roger's head is a bit large in his side views, so I'll have to adjust it as well.
  9. Like
    Decaffeinated Jedi got a reaction from Troels Pleimert in Happy Broomcloset Day!   
    Greetings!
     
    Seventeen years ago today (November 29, 1995), Roger Wilco's Virtual Broomcloset went live and became the world's first Space Quest fansite.* Since it's never a bad time for navel-gazing, here's a brief history of the early years of the site I wrote back in 2002:
     

    Yeah, I know: cool story, bro. The moral, however, is that it's been a blast being part of this community for the past seventeen years. It's grown into something I never could have imagined back in 1995, and on a personal level, it's led to amazing friendships with fellow Space Quest fans around the world.** I've even had the opportunity to fulfill a lifelong dream and co-design my own series of short adventure games as part of this wild ride. You probably heard about that last part, because I haven't shut up about it for the last five months.
     
    With the Two Guys back and the SpaceVenture on the horizon, there's never been a better time to be part of the Wilco World Wide Web. Thanks for all the support through the years, folks. It's greatly appreciated!
     
    Jess
     
    * And quite possibly the world's first adventure gaming fansite. They jury's still out on that.
    ** Well, mostly Denmark.
  10. Like
    Decaffeinated Jedi got a reaction from FM80 in Happy Broomcloset Day!   
    Greetings!
     
    Seventeen years ago today (November 29, 1995), Roger Wilco's Virtual Broomcloset went live and became the world's first Space Quest fansite.* Since it's never a bad time for navel-gazing, here's a brief history of the early years of the site I wrote back in 2002:
     

    Yeah, I know: cool story, bro. The moral, however, is that it's been a blast being part of this community for the past seventeen years. It's grown into something I never could have imagined back in 1995, and on a personal level, it's led to amazing friendships with fellow Space Quest fans around the world.** I've even had the opportunity to fulfill a lifelong dream and co-design my own series of short adventure games as part of this wild ride. You probably heard about that last part, because I haven't shut up about it for the last five months.
     
    With the Two Guys back and the SpaceVenture on the horizon, there's never been a better time to be part of the Wilco World Wide Web. Thanks for all the support through the years, folks. It's greatly appreciated!
     
    Jess
     
    * And quite possibly the world's first adventure gaming fansite. They jury's still out on that.
    ** Well, mostly Denmark.
  11. Like
    Decaffeinated Jedi got a reaction from MusicallyInspired in Happy Broomcloset Day!   
    Greetings!
     
    Seventeen years ago today (November 29, 1995), Roger Wilco's Virtual Broomcloset went live and became the world's first Space Quest fansite.* Since it's never a bad time for navel-gazing, here's a brief history of the early years of the site I wrote back in 2002:
     

    Yeah, I know: cool story, bro. The moral, however, is that it's been a blast being part of this community for the past seventeen years. It's grown into something I never could have imagined back in 1995, and on a personal level, it's led to amazing friendships with fellow Space Quest fans around the world.** I've even had the opportunity to fulfill a lifelong dream and co-design my own series of short adventure games as part of this wild ride. You probably heard about that last part, because I haven't shut up about it for the last five months.
     
    With the Two Guys back and the SpaceVenture on the horizon, there's never been a better time to be part of the Wilco World Wide Web. Thanks for all the support through the years, folks. It's greatly appreciated!
     
    Jess
     
    * And quite possibly the world's first adventure gaming fansite. They jury's still out on that.
    ** Well, mostly Denmark.
  12. Like
    Decaffeinated Jedi got a reaction from drdrslashvohaul in Happy Broomcloset Day!   
    Greetings!
     
    Seventeen years ago today (November 29, 1995), Roger Wilco's Virtual Broomcloset went live and became the world's first Space Quest fansite.* Since it's never a bad time for navel-gazing, here's a brief history of the early years of the site I wrote back in 2002:
     

    Yeah, I know: cool story, bro. The moral, however, is that it's been a blast being part of this community for the past seventeen years. It's grown into something I never could have imagined back in 1995, and on a personal level, it's led to amazing friendships with fellow Space Quest fans around the world.** I've even had the opportunity to fulfill a lifelong dream and co-design my own series of short adventure games as part of this wild ride. You probably heard about that last part, because I haven't shut up about it for the last five months.
     
    With the Two Guys back and the SpaceVenture on the horizon, there's never been a better time to be part of the Wilco World Wide Web. Thanks for all the support through the years, folks. It's greatly appreciated!
     
    Jess
     
    * And quite possibly the world's first adventure gaming fansite. They jury's still out on that.
    ** Well, mostly Denmark.
  13. Like
    Decaffeinated Jedi got a reaction from torchinomotorino in Hero-U - New game from Lori & Corey Cole   
    I'd like to see/hear more about Hero-U's gameplay. The "sample dungeon" graphics from the pitch video struck me as having a definite 16-bit Zelda vibe. That's not necessarily a bad thing, but I'm curious to learn more about how combat and NPC interaction will work.
     
    Jess
  14. Like
    Decaffeinated Jedi got a reaction from SteveHNo96 in Space Quest on Android   
    I'd forgive Activision for everything if they released iPad ports of the Space Quest series.
     
    Or, better still, turned over the rights to Guys from Andromeda LLC so they could do it.
     
    Jess
  15. Like
    Decaffeinated Jedi reacted to Bowz in Space Quest on Android   
    I just discovered this in Google Play, you can download a ScummVM emulator, to play all the Lucas Arts games. But there is a plugin for SCI and AGI games, I loaded it up and copied Space Quest 4 to my phone, it runs really well!! I have a flight tonight and most of my time will be spent playing SQ. I don't know if this is old news or not, it's news to me :D!
  16. Like
    Decaffeinated Jedi reacted to Datadog in Disney Acquires Lucasfilm   
    I've been listening to a few of the EU novels at work, and I'd have mixed feelings about basing the future sequels on them. On one hand, they occasionally bring in an interesting character with an interesting movie-worthy situation. On the other hand, the novels also like to stick to the original trilogy's formula and copy it beat for beat in a very fan-servicey kind of way (I love how each novel somehow features a variation on the line "More powerful than the Death Star".) Still, I'm excited to see how this turns out.
  17. Like
    Decaffeinated Jedi got a reaction from Troels Pleimert in Pledge Quest II: Noodle Shop of Horrors has arrived!   
    I love the Cat Quest V: Apocalypse Meow poster! (This is the first time I've seen it outside of the game.)
     
    Now that I think about it, the existence of Cat Quest V suggests that the Cat Quest series was popular enough in the alternate timeline to spawn at least four sequels. In turn, I wonder if a CatVenture Kickstarter also exists in the alternate timeline. If so, did Bea's actions in Pledge Quest II cause the CatVenture Kickstarter to fail? How do we know that Timeline A (the SpaceVenture timeline) is the real timeline, and not Timeline B (the CatVenture timeline).
     
    My head hurts.
     
    Jess
  18. Like
    Decaffeinated Jedi got a reaction from drdrslashvohaul in Burning questions for The Pope   
    I'd love to hear how Chris would approach the Kickstarter campaign if he had it all to do over again. What were the most important lessons he learned along the way?
     
    Jess
  19. Like
    Decaffeinated Jedi got a reaction from Troels Pleimert in Burning questions for The Pope   
    I'd love to hear how Chris would approach the Kickstarter campaign if he had it all to do over again. What were the most important lessons he learned along the way?
     
    Jess
  20. Like
    Decaffeinated Jedi reacted to Bowz in FREE WILCO!!   
    Hey everyone, I made an animated short about the Two Guys from Andromeda, it's called "Free Wilco"
    I tried to make it with the look and feel of Space Quest 3.
    Check it out, let me know what you think :)
     

  21. Like
    Decaffeinated Jedi got a reaction from Troels Pleimert in Pledge Quest II: Noodle Shop of Horrors has arrived!   
    Because I have too much free time on my hands, here's my effort at compiling a complete list of pop culture references from Pledge Quest II.
     
    GAMES
    Black Cauldron Castle of Dr. Brain Cat Quest series Codename: ICEMAN Cranston Manor Day of the Tentacle EcoQuest series Freddy Pharkas Frontier Pharmacist Gabriel Knight series Half-Life series King's Quest series Laura Bow series Leisure Suit Larry series Monkey Island series Myst Pepper's Adventures in Time Pledge Quest series Quest for Glory series Resident Evil series Skyrim Space Quest series SpaceVenture Time Zone MOVIES Back to the Future trilogy Citizen Kane Little Shop of Horrors Night of the Living Dead Office Space Planet of the Apes MUSIC "Cat Scratch Fever" (Ted Nugent) "Dancing on the Ceiling" (Lionel Richie) "Incense and Peppermints" (Strawberry Alarm Clock) "Lazy Sunday" (Lonely Island) "Miracles" (Insane Clown Posse) Justin Bieber TELEVISION 30 Rock Breaking Bad Cake Boss Community Dog Whisperer Dr. Who Game of Thrones Hoarders My Strange Addiction Pee Wee's Playhouse Pinky and the Brain Real Housewives of Orange County Top Chef True Blood BOOKS/COMIC BOOKS Chronicles of Narnia Flash Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Incredible Hulk Gotta catch 'em all! 
    Jess
  22. Like
    Decaffeinated Jedi reacted to Akril in In-Universe Wilco fans?   
    Gah -- I was afraid that this topic would eventually go there... <_< 
    But back to the topic at hand, I'd say that with an entire universe with a virtually infinite amount of possibilities out there, it is possible that a handful of in-universe Wilco fans still exist, even at the time SQ6 takes place. However, to make these fans fit convincingly within the "framework" of the series, they would most likely fall into one of three categories:
     

    There's also a googol-to-one chance of any of these fans actually running into Roger. "Never the twain shall meet", in other words. If you wanted to take the fan idea to a new level, perhaps you could even find a bunch of creatures who are "fans" of Roger for completely different reasons.
     
    This could be something like a population of submicroscopic, plantlike organisms who have never heard of Roger saving Earnon or defeating Sludge Vohaul, but they revere him because they are descended from a form of mold growing in the corner of a bathroom which Roger never cleaned thoroughly. Since what little cleaning Roger did do wiped out all of the mold's competing species and some of the chemicals he used dramatically altered the mold's genetic makeup, the mold was able to develop very rapidly, and eventually gave rise to a super-intelligent species of plant life that (unsurprisingly) sees Roger as their creator.*
     
    I have actually explored the "in-universe fans" concept once or twice in this work-in-progress currently quoted in my signature. I've been pretty cautious about saying anything about it (since it's still far from done), but I figure I might as well quote a bit of it that relates to this topic:
     

    I'm also reminded of quote from Hoyle Games, Volume 1. It features several Sierra characters (including SQ3-era Roger, who thinks that he's gotten trapped in the game and desperately wants to get out) as well as some actual Sierra employees, who start talking with each other if you stop playing the game for a while. One of the characters is a kid who keeps talking about his love of sports, and at one point Roger tells him, "I get most of my exercise running away from Sludge Vohaul's troopers and my fan club." :D
     
     
    *This ficlet was loosely inspired by J. F. Bone's short sci-fi story, "The Issahar Artifacts".
  23. Like
    Decaffeinated Jedi reacted to pcj in In-Universe Wilco fans?   
  24. Like
    Decaffeinated Jedi reacted to Raiden in Pledge Quest II: Noodle Shop of Horrors has arrived!   
    That was good fun, I'm really enjoying these little Pledge Quest games. Great work guys! :)
  25. Like
    Decaffeinated Jedi reacted to pcj in In-Universe Wilco fans?   
    What....
     
    *gets out the pitchforks and torches*
     


×
×
  • Create New...