I was just curious, has anyone ever advertised a game they made (or maybe just really liked) outside of the internet? I don't even really mean like making signs or anything (although that counts too), but just like mentioning it to a stranger?
I ask because yesterday while at Best Buy (and hopefully it'll be my last visit to Best Buy), the guy helping me was talking about Starcraft 2 and how he used to play RTS, even "old stuff like Total Annihilation. A lot of people don't remember that game, but I loved it." I thought about mentioning Spring, and then CT, but didn't.
Just seemed like a different approach (to me at least)
i've tried showing it off at the uni, and it was about to be shown at the local uni science festival (we are showing off a lot of games with AIs that play those games, to get people, mostly kids, interesting in AI and programming in general) - only reason we decided to scrap it was it's general complexity of strategy games (festival visitors don't spend too much time, often less than 5 minutes), and it's potential hardware requirements
i just know that if i ever get a job as a TA here, i'll be sure to recommend spring AIs as possible projects ;p
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Whenever I hear people mentioning RTS games (barring extremely awkward circumstances), I swing over and launch into a pitch like this one:
Super Salesman MK wrote:
"Hi, my name's MK! So you guys like Supreme Commander? SupCom's pretty cool -- I kind of wish the factions weren't all so same-y, though. My favorite RTS game is actually free. It's called Zero-K! It's based on the Spring engine -- say, have any of you played any Spring Engine games? No? Well, have you ever heard of Total Annihilation? No? It's this sweet game from 1997 by the guy who did SupCom. Some fans tried to replicate it, and the project ended up turning into this awesome open source game engine and it has all kinds of games now! Zero-K is one of those games, and it's pretty awesome! It's got, like, linking shields and rocket mechs and dominatrix vehicles and stuff! If you want to try it out, it's at http://zero-k.info. That's "zero dash k dot info" You can email me if you want to play a match tog- wait a second, where did you go? Guys?
I've gotten at least 3 people to try ZK, but I don't think any of them kept up playing for more than a month or two.
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its true.. in lan, were we would shine the most- we run into constant troubles.. i tried it two times.. never worked. And even worser.. you dont get support while having friends around you, making those (OS-Loonie faces- lets play CC: Generals)..
trolls are mods, and the guys who dont troll are considered baitin... the intertubes is topside turfy.. knorke.. step away from the power.. return to the dark side. Remember snacks.. with great power comes greater corruption! Its not too late yet.
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