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Pseudolonewolf`s Avatar Weekly Update Sun 16th Aug 2009 7:35pm

Category: Weekly Updates

The more observant of you may have noticed that I haven't really been DOING much this week in terms of game-making, since you can now see all my progress as it happens in the box thing above these articles on the main page... I've not been feeling very productive.
And I feel that this will keep up for the next week, too. Agh...

I'm getting stuff done though, which is better than nothing. I'm getting closer to the end on MARDEK 3 and didn't even intend to work on it at all this week, but ended up doing half of NEXT week's work instead... which is good.

Anyway, since there's nothing much else to mention at this point and I'll keep updating that Recent Progress thing anyway, uh, I'll leave it at that for now...

Sorry if it's disappointing, but I seem to have a tendency to be disappointing anyway... o_O
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Destruction`s Avatar
Rating Orb Destruction 19 New Zealand CholericSanguine 47C 135F
8 years ago | (0)
And i REALLY want to see what the "Lost Ruins" at the begginning were for ETC.
monkeylemur`s Avatar
Rating Orb monkeylemur 18 United States MelancholicPhlegmatic 132C 7F
8 years ago | (0)
Speaking of puzzles in RPG, have you played Golden Sun 1/2 for GBA? The puzzles in that game are brainmushing. Not to mention, the freedom that the game gives you in terms of world map traveling is quite baffling. I recommend checking the game out. It also features different side effects to almost every single weapon in the game. It was highly acclaimed during release, and it really reminded me of Mardek in terms of a lot of its style. The DS version which is also Golden Sun 3 is coming out next year.
Pseudolonewolf`s Avatar
Rating Orb A β Pseudolonewolf 23 United Kingdom MelancholicPhlegmatic 2257C 559F
8 years ago | (0)
I got up to the final boss in Golden Sun 1 but didn't much care for the game at all... For some reason it just felt very... Generic Anime RPG-like to me, in a hard-to-explain sort of way.
I mean, some JRPGs just stand out dramatically, like the Final Fantasy series, for their own unique sort of style... but then there are other ones that all use the Generic Anime Style and all feel the same to me, like Golden Sun, Grandia, and loads of other forgettable ones... It is CERTAINLY just my preference here, but it's why I didn't find the game very engaging.
But even so... I never played the second one, so maybe I should give it a chance at least. Hmm. Maybe I'll get a ROM of it later...
monkeylemur`s Avatar
Rating Orb monkeylemur 18 United States MelancholicPhlegmatic 132C 7F
8 years ago | (0)
Hmmm.... Golden Sun is a tad generic at times definitely. I dunno, you may be right. I didn't feel like I played it as an RPG but more as an exploration kinda game. Speaking of ROM, I happen to have the Golden Sun 2 ROM, so if you are willing to try it out then feel free to ask me to email it to you or something.
xLUKK3x`s Avatar
Rating Orb xLUKK3x 23 Russia CholericPhlegmatic 12C 6F
8 years ago | (0)
Merchandise!
If you do something like that soon you could put an ad for it in Mardek 3, I've seen a few games do stuff like that. The only two fig hunter shirts I can really picture are on with a big Mardek 'M' on it and one with a fig on it (or the fig hunter logo thing).
burketo`s Avatar
Rating Orb burketo 22 Ireland CholericPhlegmatic 22C 9F
8 years ago | (0)
Curious question in the poll there... Fighunter merch? What have you got in mind pseudo?
maddog`s Avatar
Rating Orb maddog 15 Netherlands 7C 0F
8 years ago | (0)
he doesn't read them al the time remember
Pseudolonewolf`s Avatar
Rating Orb A β Pseudolonewolf 23 United Kingdom MelancholicPhlegmatic 2257C 559F
8 years ago | (0)
I actually don't have anything specifically in mind... but people have suggested I 'sell merchandise' before and other sites seem to do the same, often being the main way the creators support themselves.
I suppose I'd do T-shirts or something... though I'd have to ask the members what they think I should do rather than coming up with ideas myself, since they'll be the ones buying it!
burketo`s Avatar
Rating Orb burketo 22 Ireland CholericPhlegmatic 22C 9F
8 years ago | (0)
Well for my 2 cents if you're interested.....

I could buy a t-shirt or other merch from you which is humerous in a geeky/RPG way, or displays an "in joke" or something else that I find humour/nostalgia in. I know you are a fan of old school rpgs and your games poke fun at them quite a bit so you might be quite good at that sort of design.

basic examples:
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I don't see myself buying "fighunter" or "Mardek" merch. I don't think those brands are strong enough yet for me to wear them (Though i could buy a "Yalort" t-shirt despite that). However, I would imagine that a lot of people here would feel differantly to me and would infact prefer merchandise which has characters or themes from your mythology, or even just "MARDEK" on a shirt.

Anyway, that's just my opinion.
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Armun Sul`s Avatar
Rating Orb Armun Sul 14 United States PhlegmaticMelancholic 117C 124F
8 years ago | (0)
Well, programming in general takes forever, and this sort of programming takes even longer.
Considering my own inclination to procrastinate, I'm surprised your progress is this great, honestly.
darkpaw15`s Avatar
Rating Orb ! darkpaw15 15 United States 86C 0F
8 years ago | (0)
just had a good idea for some thing in the future mardeks what about alittle love story between mardek and emela
Marvelousmoo`s Avatar
Rating Orb Marvelousmoo 17 United States MelancholicPhlegmatic 189C 49F
8 years ago | (0)
He has the whole entire series planned out. If anything like this was to happen, he would already know. Id suggest you and all these other people stop offering suggestions like these, because I'm sure Psuedolonewolf gets kind of annoyed by these things.
darkpaw15`s Avatar
Rating Orb ! darkpaw15 15 United States 86C 0F
8 years ago | (0)
hey can we call the game thingy the D.P.G (detailed progress guide) just sounds more oficial then game thingy
Andragon`s Avatar
Rating Orb Andragon 20 Antarctica 54C 0F
8 years ago | (0)
The Dev. Blog shows some awesome progress. Nicely done, Pseudo :D
Hassanico`s Avatar
Rating Orb E β Hassanico 18 Lebanon PhlegmaticMelancholic 96C 104F
8 years ago | (0)
Well,you've obviously been working hard this past week,what with designing this new dungeon,it's chests and items,background and monsters,so let's hope this adrenaline burst lasts long enough to finish the game.
I love the new work thing you've added to the front page,I often check it while I'm chatting with the rest of the members here.
Anyway,I just wanted to say good luck on the sponsoring,with both the 3rd chapter of MARDEK and the second episode of Raider.
Hopefully they'll bring you more than you hope for!
monkeylemur`s Avatar
Rating Orb monkeylemur 18 United States MelancholicPhlegmatic 132C 7F
8 years ago | (0)
Well, just a tidbit for you children to be amazed upon. If you scroll down in this comment page, it makes a really cool wave.
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