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    Decaffeinated Jedi got a reaction from s_d in A one-room AGI/AGS adventure to promote SpaceVenture?   
    Thanks again, s_d! I just updated the front page with the new version.
     
    Jess
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    Decaffeinated Jedi reacted to Troels Pleimert in Roger Wilco as an idiot   
    I love your animal analogy. I just disagree with it applying to Roger. :)
     
    Roger never struck me as stubborn or particularly dogged. He struck me as someone who is thrust into a situation he has no business being in, and has no real interest in, either -- except for his desire to somehow get out the other end unscathed and get back to whatever it was he was doing (in this case, sleeping in a closet).
     
    Roger's only tenacious because he has to be in order to survive. He's the best kind of lazy: the kind that's so committed to being lazy, they'll go to often ingenious lengths to remain lazy. :)
     
    But I think it's safe to say we're getting into personal interpretation territory here, though. ;)
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    Decaffeinated Jedi got a reaction from Johnathon in SpaceVenture Haiku, Limericks, Ballads, and other poetry   
    Snouts at the ready,

    reunited after split.
    It's SpaceVenture time. 
     
    Behold, Ace Hardway!

    Poultry-obsessed space plumber.
    "Sit, Rooter! Good dog."
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    Decaffeinated Jedi reacted to SquallStrife in Music and soundtracks   
    Both of these had music for Tandy 3-Voice:
     
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2Dqsz69hpg
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZS0_IYgzTk
     
     
    Not throughout the whole game like SQ3 onwards, but definitely for the intro, and short pieces here and there (such as when Vohaul appears to Roger for the first time).
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    Decaffeinated Jedi got a reaction from WilcoWeb in Anyone just the tiniest bit restless?   
    It's too soon to go into much detail, but I have a feeling we'll see Pledge Quest's Bea back in action sooner or later.
     
    Jess
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    Decaffeinated Jedi got a reaction from Troels Pleimert in SpaceVenture Haiku, Limericks, Ballads, and other poetry   
    Snouts at the ready,

    reunited after split.
    It's SpaceVenture time. 
     
    Behold, Ace Hardway!

    Poultry-obsessed space plumber.
    "Sit, Rooter! Good dog."
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    Decaffeinated Jedi got a reaction from s_d in Anyone just the tiniest bit restless?   
    It's too soon to go into much detail, but I have a feeling we'll see Pledge Quest's Bea back in action sooner or later.
     
    Jess
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    Decaffeinated Jedi reacted to JRock3x8 in Space Quest for the Next Generation   
    Space Quest was not my first computer game but it was the first game I fell in love with. The last two weeks with all of the interviews and commentaries I revisited that part of my youth a little bit. I watched one of the play throughs on youtube with my 7 year old son watching over my shoulder. I was amazed at how excited he was about it considering the pretty awful graphics compared to what he is used to.
     
    So I got a copy of the game and installed it on a spare XP laptop we had (installing that game on modern machines is quite an adventure in its own right, thank you whoever built those modern installers...).
     
    I soon realized that this wasn't just entertainment for him but also education. The only games he has ever played only involve a Wii motion controller or maybe a PS3 or 360 gamepad where everything is more or less intuitive. Now all of a sudden all of that is stripped away. Moving the character is still fairly intuitive but now everything the character has to do requires thought, spelling and typing from him, skills he doesn't really have mastered yet. On top of that, the early part of SQ1 is timed, so he needs to learn to do those things quickly.
     
    I'm so thrilled that not only do I get to share a part of my childhood with my son but that he also gets to learn valuable skills that he needs for life in the process.
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    Decaffeinated Jedi got a reaction from WilcoWeb in Anyone just the tiniest bit restless?   
    I've channeled all that excess post-Kickstarter energy into revisiting adventure games I haven't played in ages (or at all, for that matter). So far, my selection has included Quest for Glory IV: Shadows of Darkess, Sam and Max Hit the Road, and Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis. Next up is the iOS version of Broken Sword.
     
    It's like methadone to replace my addiction to checking the Kickstarter numbers every three minutes for a month straight. ;)
     
    Jess
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    Decaffeinated Jedi got a reaction from Jared in Anyone just the tiniest bit restless?   
    I've channeled all that excess post-Kickstarter energy into revisiting adventure games I haven't played in ages (or at all, for that matter). So far, my selection has included Quest for Glory IV: Shadows of Darkess, Sam and Max Hit the Road, and Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis. Next up is the iOS version of Broken Sword.
     
    It's like methadone to replace my addiction to checking the Kickstarter numbers every three minutes for a month straight. ;)
     
    Jess
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    Decaffeinated Jedi got a reaction from Troels Pleimert in Anyone just the tiniest bit restless?   
    I've channeled all that excess post-Kickstarter energy into revisiting adventure games I haven't played in ages (or at all, for that matter). So far, my selection has included Quest for Glory IV: Shadows of Darkess, Sam and Max Hit the Road, and Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis. Next up is the iOS version of Broken Sword.
     
    It's like methadone to replace my addiction to checking the Kickstarter numbers every three minutes for a month straight. ;)
     
    Jess
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    Decaffeinated Jedi reacted to Johnathon in Library of Space Quest fan game assets   
    It's Ferde-licious, rock rock! It's so delicious, he keeps those... [girls] on rock rock! :D
     
    Er uh- yeah... somethin'
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    Decaffeinated Jedi got a reaction from Troels Pleimert in Sierra oakhurst location   
    The Talking Bear is all that you would imagine him to be...and more!
     
    Jess
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    Decaffeinated Jedi got a reaction from Troels Pleimert in Working on the SQN/Broomcloset merger   
    Added the Broomcloset's Space Quest 7 news and rumors archive. How depressing.
     
    This particular article raises a question worth discussing. Since this is an area where the Broomcloset and SQN overlap in terms of content, how should we proceed? Merge together the SQ7 coverage from both sites into a single article? I think that makes more sense than maintaining two separate pages, but I'd like to hear other folks' opinions.
     
    Jess
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    Decaffeinated Jedi got a reaction from Johnathon in Sierra oakhurst location   
    The redwood building in 2003:
     


    With bonus "Talking Bear" interaction!
     


    Jess
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    Decaffeinated Jedi reacted to Akril in List of Space Quest Fan Games   
    Thank you for clearing that up for me, Ferde. I figured you had a reason for including my comic there despite its frequent use of official art, and I do appreciate the mention.
     
     

    I've got to admit that when I first saw that post, I hadn't read the posts on the previous page leading up to it, and for a moment I thought, "Oh geez -- is he talking about Adventure: The Inside Job??" :unsure: 

    I think I've heard something about there being only eight or so basic plots used in literature ("Journey of discovery", "Bitter rivalry/revenge", "Triumph of the underdog", etc.), but I don't know if that's the same thing you're talking about, or if such a concept actually exists (the book where this concept was mentioned was pure fiction). 
    (Come to think of it, somebody's take on The Inside Job after seeing my description of it said it all sounded "a bit too Sophie's World" to him -- even though I've never read that book.)
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    Decaffeinated Jedi reacted to pcj in List of Space Quest Fan Games   
    At least he can't use the QFG character for his website.
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    Decaffeinated Jedi reacted to Frede in List of Space Quest Fan Games   
    You really are a slob, Jess. What are you going to do next? Create a website named after a "Space Quest"-character?
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    Decaffeinated Jedi got a reaction from nockgeneer in List of Space Quest Fan Games   
    Okay, I admit it. While writing Pledge Quest, I ripped several letters -- and, on a few occasions, entire words -- from Infocom text adventures. ;)
     
    Jess
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    Decaffeinated Jedi reacted to MusicallyInspired in List of Space Quest Fan Games   
    Aww! And here I was thinking that it was original design this entire time. Pull my credits track out. I'll not be associated with such laziness.
     
     
    ;)
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    Decaffeinated Jedi reacted to Datadog in List of Space Quest Fan Games   
    Aha! I knew I saw that "the" somewhere before!
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    Decaffeinated Jedi got a reaction from s_d in List of Space Quest Fan Games   
    Okay, I admit it. While writing Pledge Quest, I ripped several letters -- and, on a few occasions, entire words -- from Infocom text adventures. ;)
     
    Jess
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    Decaffeinated Jedi reacted to Akril in List of Space Quest Fan Games   
    Hey, thanks for the mention in your article, Ferde! (Though in light of what you said about disliking fangames with ripped backgrounds and sprites, I'm a little puzzled why you gave my comic a shout-out when I used so many backgrounds from SQ6 in it, especially in the early days.)*
     
    On the ripped art subject, I think a fair number of Sierra fangames use ripped/modified backgrounds and/or sprites -- heck, AGDI's first two KQ remakes used a modified version of Graham's KQ5 sprite. TLC and Replicated also have a tiny bit of modified/reused art. I certainly have no leg to stand on when it comes to reusing official art/music/etc.,** and though SQ4.5 wasn't a terrible game, the story and puzzles just weren't enough to draw my attention away from the large amount of reused sprites, backgrounds and locations.
     
    A lot of old AGI fangames also use ripped graphics (heck, a lot of them just use modified sprites for the main characters, even when all the other art is original!), but some of them have a quaint sort of charm to them. I've played a game where Graham comes flying out of the sky on his seahorse and commands the protagonist to get meat for his steed (no, I'm not making this up), a game where Roger Wilco randomly runs through a hotel hallway and yells at the protagonist to get out of his way, and another game where the protagonist (an original sprite) can shapeshift into various AGI Sierra characters.
     
    I'm also baffled by the "SQ:Inc doesn't follow SQ4.5 canon" complaint. What sort of logic was that person using? "If a fangame uses Sierra graphics/music then it's canon; if it doesn't, then it's not canon"??
     
     
     
     
    *There are times I wish I had focused my creative energies on something other than that comic...but that's another bemoanment for another time.
     
    **Though I do appreciate the comments. ^_^
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    Decaffeinated Jedi reacted to Frede in List of Space Quest Fan Games   
    Well, after seeing all the cool work from my fellow team members that went into VSB, I've been totally unable to respect the idea of someone wanting to "make a game" by using a resourcer viewer to steal stuff from existing games and stitching them together again with a bunch of possibly half-assed puzzles. I must admit, I don't really mind the legal issues. I'm mainly offended by the whole concept because it is incredibly lazy, and because it's completely screwed-up to design an adventure game by going "Well, this SQ6 screen has this hot spot..." Annoyingly, some fans don't seem to mind this; a while ago, Datadog told me that a fan complained about "Incinerations" ignoring SQ4.5 canon. Canon?! What canon? All this artwork and this music were made to be used in a different context. To claim that such a game has a spot in the canon is completely ridiculous.
     
    Truth be told, I've never played any of these games, and I honestly don't intend to. The above reasoning keeps me from ever wanting to try them out.
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    Decaffeinated Jedi reacted to Lunchbox in A one-room AGI/AGS adventure to promote SpaceVenture?   
    I hope I am posting this in the right section but did an OSX port of Pledge Quest for an Mac users out there.
     
    http://www.mediafire.com/?xe7xr1580q0j61y
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