* See EndMaster for rules regarding your service to him if your entry sends you into negative points.
* Stories that cannot meet minimum site standards count the same as a non entry and get SHAME.
* One entry per site member. No alternate accounts.
Bucky is going to die in a volcanic eruption I guess.
Someone better film this.
Put me down for 125, please.
Edit: I'm thinking of a mental kind of exploration, such as entering the sub conscious of an individual and interacting with it either in a 'physical' way (such as being able to walk around) or in a omnipresent way. Either way, you would be able to explore and find thoughts. Is this idea acceptable?
Oh well. I was planning to make a story set in the future about a detective trying to solve a case by using a piece of hardware to search suspect's brains, but I guess I'll make that some other time.
Please sign me up for 125 points, this gives me good motivation to write Magellan 5 or The Lost Expedition Part 2 :)
Fuck that Lost Expedition shit, get Magellan 5 going.
I would join but I'm 90% sure I don't have the time to do this :(
Besides, I am terrible at these types of storygames >~<
True, but still don't have time, nor do I have access to a computer, and the only thing I have is an Android that wont let me use RTE, so I would basically have to write everything with < P >< /P > or < BR >< /BR > which is annoying. XD
Hmm..for me when I don't put in the tags, it all just becomes a big wall of text.
I never want my account to ever go below 1000 points again, so just put me down for seventy five. I already have a billion ideas in my head, and this kind of thing is my forte.
How did I not like you?
You're not alone... lots of people hate 16 year olds. Take old people for example. "Ya whippersnapperz!"
Put me down for 125, I'm going for it.
put me down for 125
I'll enter 75.
Participants So Far:
Glory Seekers So Far:
IronP: 750 and no reward
Victims So Far:
Bitches So Far:
BANNED AND SHAMED So Far:
Rath is probably going to win if last contest is anything to go by.
Much like Pugpup, Rath has never posted before now and just suddenly showed up for the contest.
I have posted before just not in a while. I thought the contest looked cool so I thought id give it a try.
But Rath would've gone into the negatives if they went any higher.
But what's life without a challenge? :P
Very true. I mean just look at me.
True, but it's always better to be safe than sorry.
Bullshit. Watch me sign up for 500 points again.
I didnt even know you could go into the negitives. Just looked fun to try out.
Would you like to raise your bet to 125?
He really enjoys putting people in the negative :3
Do it for Endmaster.
Before EndMaster pushes you into the pit of The Hopeless, just know that you won't get your points back unless you win, if you decide to raise your bet.
It's totally worth it though. Especially if you bet even MORE points once in.
You might even unlock an achievement!
I can never get this achievement ;-;
I have too many points to bet 100 at a time...
Do it! Do it! Do it! It's totally worth it!
(You know, so long as you can deliver.)
"Do it! Do it! Do it! It's totally worth it!"
Your current avatar is completely appropriate for this statement.
ok ill change to 125
Also, hooray for peer pressure!
In your case you can bet more alts if you like. Just give me the names of which ones you want to bet.
125 for me
I'm in! Put me down for 125 points.
Put me down for 50 points
You have the audacity to tag me....as an afterthought!
I'm tempted to, but I can't think of anything for this genre. Not my forte (sp?).
You are literally so close to guessing my story plot. It's scary, even.
Trying to survive/flee a war would be considered a survival story? I was thrown off by the wilderness aspect of it. That made me think of something like Survivorman.
My problem isn't that I don't have an idea so much as it is my idea not fitting into this category. I'm just not sure.
Hey, I was involved in the Masonjar Shame debacle, I need to bear the mark of shame as well.
I'm also going to let you know I've joined (if I join) at the last possible second, because the last thing I want is double shame, lost points, AND failing grades.
@ShowMeTheCode (shame) @Providence (Shame) @yellowbelly (SHame) @Blazewisker (SHAme) @benholman44 (SHAMe) @Negative (SHAME) @Lancelot
Wilderness is shitty and stupid, that's why we replaced it with strip malls and shit. Fuck that shit, I have rat-men fucking bug girls and corpses and shit to write.
Declining for the same reasons as Seto basically. Also, working on mobile with my face to the screen isn't fun.
You referred to me as a lowly servant as well, so go wash down your request with bleach.
I believe she prefers the term, "Assistant Forum Moderator."
Either I did a good job at making you forget about me, or there's too much shame on me being on that list.
Tagging me for a contest, even though you know I am a degenerate?
That's a good one.
I can already predict that I'm not going to finish, and I'm going to be even more poor point-wise.
That, and I don't know what to write with my subpar skill level.
Thanks for the invite, though.
Time to try to pry shame off of my shit-covered name.
Put me down for 125. Fuck it.
You could've done this on your other account...
But hey debt is cool and all. Good times.
She can't do it on her other account, I banned it a long time ago.
Uh...so I kind of logged into it to see if it still worked and now it's stuck on the "Who Is Online" bar, I believe.
Yeah, it'll go away eventually.
Give him a shitty idea, get rid of the competition
sign me up Bucky... for 25? idk
Did you mean 125?
Sure. Do it. Take all my points. idgaf
I like it when they just submit like that.
Put me in for 50. Bucky gets his wish.
I just started a story game, otherwise I would.
What is the last date to declare?
Erm, i know I should probably know this, but what does shaming entail?
Oh, and what happens when you go into negative points?
Correction: Failure to produce = Shame
Negative is fine so long as you do what you need to and get resurrected.
(Although, it's entirely possible that End might leave the negatives in the ditch this time around.)
Nothing you can't handle.
So will you be joining for 125 points?
Well, I don't exactly have 125, but put me down for 75 (please don't judge me, this is my first contest).
By the way, how do I submit my story game once it's finished (yea, I know I should probably know this by now as well, but I haven't been on the site as long as most of you)
I'd rather not go there if I don't have to, seeing as I am just using this as a trial run to see what these contests are all about.
Another question, what does the CYOA format Actually mean? Is it just a normal story game? Do I have to use the basic editor or can I go advanced? (Sorry about all the questions, but I need to figure this out)
It just means a storygame.
But don't make it one of those linear, no choice storygames that seem to be popping up recently.
And use either editor you feel the most comfortable with.
No problem, my friendly friend who happens to be friendly.
Just tag your storygame with contest entry when you're finished and publish it. I'm assuming you're asking about that, not needing actual help with the publishing bit xD
Um...If Bucky doesn't setup an alternate thread saying "post a link to all entries here", I'm assuming that's all you'll need to do.
So if I were to bet 125, then would I still get 150 back if I submitted an eligible entry? Asking because I'm not sure if going negative changes that rule.
Though it's kinda strange, because if you do that, you're only really getting 25 points.
Those "special rules" are just breaking even once you submit your entry. In other words, you lose all your points that way. It's better to make a conservative bet with a smaller payoff. I mean uhhh please sacrifice your points to EndMaster, our lord and savior.
Can I please enter for seventy-five points?
Hello, I happen to exist at the moment, so put me down for 50, let's see if my inner writing spirit rises again.
What exactly are the minimum standards?
Minimum standards for a normal storygame, and has to revolve around survival and exploration of some kind.
It's gonna be yuge.
Can there be intelligent, talking characters other than the player (like more than one person is in this survival situation with you; there are intelligent, talking creatures in this 'new frontier,' etc.)
Yeah, definitely. Jesus, if your story had one character it'd probably be fairly shit.
In his defense, I've played some good solo survival games.
So what exactly defines "wilderness"? Because what I'm thinking of isn't exactly conventional.
The wilds. Nature. Jungles, forests, plains. Things like that.
I have a question, would a co-author be allowed to work on this entry with me or am I stuck with only myself.
Only one person is allowed to work on the story, however, I have been told that having someone proofread in sneak peek is allowed.
Alright, thanks, time to get back to work.
No problem ^_^
I know I really am going to end up regretting this, but sign me up for 50 points.
I must try to squeeze in a story. For Russia Current Stationed Country.
Does it count if you survive partially off of civilization? For example, the medieval ages are happening, so practically nothing grows that isn't either farmed or untamable, villages and human intervention are still a part of what you do to survive, but you still exist very much outside of that realm.
If there's no such thing as wilderness in your universe, it's a very important one, though.
I actually think I want to join this.
Enter me for 25, it's all I can afford ^^
End's allowing people to go into crippling death for this.
Oh, that's basically just negative points, right??
Sorry, i'm kinda new
Yes, that means negative points.
Then send me into crippling death because I'm going for 125.
Well, as long as my story meets minimum site standards, I'm getting my points back-
Not new enough, Charmeleon, you BIG FAT CHEATER.
You can keep the contest bet penalty and banned. (And SHAMED)
Rekt In Poop. Lucky Cheater, 2016-2017
I was almost fooled by Charmeleon. He's quite good at the advanced editor for a new member.
Never fear, EndMaster is here! He's at the top of his game, and it's driving cheaters insane!
I'll bet 125. Thank you.
I have no desire for vengeance.
Weak! You should roar as you tear off his head and shit down his throat. Where's the energy, wibn?
How do you roar, tear someones head off, and shit down their throat all at the same time?
Not at the same time. Your roar and tear there head off at the same time, then you do the throat shitting
With steroids, lubricant and a rubber hose I imagine.
DAMMIT @WouldntItBeNice, you'd better rise to the fucking challenge here.
I am glad that Malk has found a motivation for his writing and has giving me some more as well. I look forward to his submission.
You can do something short. Use structure, I understand that fixes all writing problems.
Tomorrow, I will breach 10k words!
I'm doing very well :)
I just have to fix grammar, do a bit more writing, but all in all I think I have a good plot and the storygame is going very well.
I'm trying to not fail Calculus and work on it at the same time so that's fun. If anyone wants to come to the funeral for my math grade, let me know.
Priorities101: A guide on how to judge what is more important.
It's always CYS!
Oh, true. Screw school, I have a story to write!
I know that feel. I have a 68 in AP Calc, don't know why I took it.
I'm in the same class. I don't know why I didn't just sign up for AP Stats
Well today I opened the storygame editor and stared at it for about ten minutes.
If I'm feeling really productive tomorrow, I might even write a paragraph.
Well, I have begun writing a story, and have the general plot planned, but I realised that it is actually quite terrible/generic, and is quite similar to stories that are already published. So I might just scrap it and start writing a new one.
I have a basic outline written down tonight will be my night to really get a lot done. Thanks for the check in.
I would like to join for 25 points because i'm a chicken.
I'll probably get shamed but I like to think positive
Due to my failure in October's competition from misjudging a few complicated real life factors, I'll put up 750 points for this, along with taking no additional reward if I complete an acceptable entry.
Well, you heard him, 750 and no additional reward.
He's just doing it for the glory folks!
Fuck off with your "Oh la dee da, Wilderness!" bullshit. Society's interesting. The wilderness is not.
Pfffh, that's like me saying "If you're so against horse sex, have a story about a guy watching a lot of horse sex and at the end stopping it!" All the wilderness shit would not be worth the ending of getting rid of it.
That’s not what Bucky's saying at all,
He’s more like saying “If you’re so against horse sex, have a story about centaurs raping people and then a hero coming in and stopping it by castrating and killing them all at the end.”
It would still be totally worth it.
How would a Centaur rape someone, though?
It's not like they can hold them down.
How late is too late too enter?
They reserve that right, and I'll reserve the right to laugh at them for making claims they can't keep. Assuming I enter. Which I haven't decided yet.
Which is a fantastic reason for looking down on me. My only suggestion is that you voice what makes it bad instead of just looking down on it. If/when it happens.
Wait, has Ebon even bet any points yet?
Agreed. Many members aren't like Mizal and are too afraid of losing their points, so @Mizal I tip my hat to you.
It wasn't my intention to exploit to get points, but rather I didn't want to start something (officially) that I couldn't finish. After all a lot can happen in a month, and if something comes up to make me unable to participate..,well I'd rather not get SHAMED for happenings outside of the site.
Really, we're all friends here.
I won't, and I am having fun so everything is pretty good.
I can only imagine how much you'll look down upon them if they get shamed.
Sorry, I didn't mean to come across as that. I was only trying to exploit rules to gain as much as possible without losing. It's good that he'll be changing it. It's a loophole that can be exploited to the unfairness of other people. That's why I asked what I asked earlier today.
Also, thank you. I'll have to improve my first impressions.
I would like to enter into the "New Frontier" Contest, just for 25 points.
Ruthless. I love it.
Edit: but for real, are there any circumstances that allow them to back out?
Yeah, no take backs.
He's got negative points anyway though and has been doing stuff in general that keeps him there.
At this point I think he's getting off on it.
I just realized his name is Negative and he has negative points.
I've written about a thousand words, I lack motivation.
Semi-dropped one project that I was kinda motivated for, but wasn't convinced the story was actually something that hadn't been exhaustively written before. Have now kinda also dropped the story I started writing after that, mostly because I'm just terribly lazy. Though I do work best when deadlines are fast approaching, so fingers crossed.
Mine is going very well. Thanks!
Progress is going pretty good. I'm a little ahead of schedule since scripting has gone more smoothly than I expected. I'll still need to work until close to the last day, but I should be able to finish on time assuming I don't take a hit from real life.
And mabye the storygame will be done in 2019.
70% chance I won't make it due to exams, but I'm pretty motivated.
Would surviving a post-global warming Earth qualify as wilderness survival?
Just so everyone knows, just because the point system has been altered, doesn’t mean the victims are completely out of the woods. The Victims still went broke joining the contest, so they’re still only getting something if they win.
(Presumably next contest we’ll have to redo the set up all over again.)
This also means T-Count will be the only person to ever get the “Bat Out of Hell” achievement.
Also, Dan, Steve, and Tim are still bitches, but especially Steve.
That is all.
I think I'll have a 50/50 chance of getting this done on time, time to go into OVERDRIVE mode! Or continue to be going at my measly pace and just have a small story done on time.
I wrote a sonnet about my status on this contest and put it as my profile:
All around me hangs a kind of despair
A complete and total loss of all hope
This feeling festers in the winter air
Nothing is to be done except to mope
The deadline runs at incredible speed
Barreling towards me, faster than ever
Yet, I have barely planted the seed
To the site's monthly writing endeavor
With only a week and a half to go
My biggest fear is 'shamed' shall be my fate
As the end date approaches, my fear grows
I hope I won't finish this all too late
My entry for January contest
To finish in time is my only quest
That is a beautiful sonnet, really expresses the emotion and lesson well
Alright. Let's get dangerous.
@EndMaster : Deal me in for all I've got (125 if you'll allow it, what's in my account otherwise).
@Bucky : To confirm, 12:01 AM Eastern time really means 29th Midnight Eastern Time, right?
Half full, or half empty?
I've achieved salvation!
Unless my story gets a shit rating.
ive got midterms this week and im no where close to finishing up.
so i guess for me this is a dilemma of which deserves more priority: a writing website or my future...
fuck my future lmao.
That's the spirit! Throw away your education for a few points that don't do anything!
(That isn't sarcasm.)
Replace midterms with finals and I'm in the same boat as you. But really, who needs to pass classes, graduate, get a job, and not flip burgers for the rest of your life, when you have points that do nothing to earn!
You have more than a week. Whip out 20 pages and don't be shamed. This isn't rocket science.
My story is partially based on rocket science. Does that count?
YOU LACK DISCIPLINE!
WITD: 25 (Safe)
Eric: 50 (Safe)
Minnie: 75 (Safe)
Orange: 75 (Safe)
Sky: 75 (Safe)
Banner: 125 (Safe)
Fazz: 125 (Safe)
Ford: 125 (Safe)
Malk: 125 (Safe)
Mizal: 125 (Safe)
Ogre: 125 (Safe)
Wibbons: 125 (Safe)
Will: 125 (Safe)
IronP: 750 and no reward (Safe)
Negative: 125 (Safe)
Stryker: 125 (Safe)
How many hours are left?
I believe roughly 33.
Alright, death march to the finish line it is.
Good luck! You've got this.
So... what were the minimum contest standards again? I mean, I don't need to know for my sake. I've definitely been writing every day and didn't underestimate all the shit that's started up again for me this month. Just for clarification.
sub-1000 words to the finish line here. proofreading optional at this point. just trying to power through this trashcan abortion of a game lol
I'm pulling out, I'm way too busy.
Good luck in life
Your profile picture is my favorite on the site
Next time I enter a contest, I'll try to make sure I have more than a week to write it.
A week is plenty of time. No excuses... get that story out. E: Looks like you did?
I think they were saying they did their best in the way that they already did publish it but aren't happy with the quality.
Unfortunately, I'm afraid I'll have to forfeit as well. I have a whole story planned out, but I just don't/didn't have the time to write it.
Unacceptable, man. Whip out ten-twenty short pages and enter this contest. You're amazing and you can do it.
When did 3J become gay for Romulus?
Good on you!
Screw it, I'm writing whatever I can get done in the next several hours then I'll submit that, but if I don't feel it's good enough, I'll just release it later for my own enjoyment. For now, I will write.
Just slap together something worthy of a 2.5 or higher.
It's what I'm planning, I just focused too much on small details that I kind of screwed myself over on time.
You can always unpublish it after it's judged but it's important that you fulfill your commitment. You can do it.
@Ford @IronPanther @Romulus @StrykerL @mizal @malkalack @Ogre11
I better get something from each of you.
Proofreading it now. Eat my balls, mizery
Working on wrapping up my project. Trying to squeeze in as much stuff as I can, so I'll likely be working until close to the deadline.
I think someone stole that cause I saw it somewhere on reddit getting a lot of upvotes lol
Take your time! You still have roughly 7 hours.
Huzzah for Ogre!
i think I can finish, the problem is the game is going to be much more shorter than what i had planned.
which means im pretty much going to unpublish it and flesh it out more as soon as i can after contest is over.
I think most people are in the same position. It's important to get something out there. Improvements can be iterative.
I'd probably have to admin publish it (2 day minimum now) but I'd be willing to do that. That goes for @Romulus too.
It's 10:26 here in the U.K. and I'm going to bed in less than two hours... Still probably wouldn't be the worst but fuck it, I'm sleepy.
Anyone know why CYS has so many Brits?
Because there's no travel ban on the internet. ^_^
Briar's white, so it's not like she'd be banned anyway.
Did somebody say "tea"?
CYS is just a haven for the noble races, the Americans (Illithid), the English (Drow), the Canadians (Beholders) and the Australians (Kuo Toa).
(And the Irish are those Deep Gnomes that the Drow always kick around.)
It's 11:47 over here, probably won't work for me either I'm afraid.
I'm really sorry for not submitting something, but I do need to be productive tomorrow, and I do sort of need to sleep in the mean time.
I am Jack's shattered, crushed, and darkly mottled heart.
Seven people safe from SHAME so far.
Currently listening to this on repeat
So far one of you is winning.
The problem is a lot of the better written ones are pretty linear, so they're all getting points knocked off and more or less equaling each other.
Still, one is squeaking by the rest of them so far.
It's totally me, guys. (Jk, mine is the writing equivalent to stepping on a lego.)
Uh-oh. Look at big shot here calling out Mizal despite being shamed from the last contest and not producing anything for this one yet. I dunno if I should be eating popcorn this late, but...
Negative, Yellowbelly and Mason are all currently going for that Twice SHAMED rep.
Wham! Love it.
"i suck at everything really it is quite amazing for someone to be this pile of absolute shit" - Negative
2016 in a nutshell.
Negative you're less than scum.
Wow -- I actually can't publish it without a server side script... going to change that for the next update.
@mizal don't edit the story after the deadline until we've had a chance to judge it. You can consider it officially entered, so long as you leave the sneak preview option on.
Okay, so Mizal is safe...this time.
And obviously that means you've escaped Shame, too.
Music to my ears! Bad is better than SHAME.
Soon approaches that ultimate hour that divides the time for writing and the time for shaming.
I kinda wish I could've joined this, but seeing the stragglers tumble onto the finish line should be interesting, especially those of them who are sure to just brew something shame-worthy. Good luck, fellas.
Fuck. Well, IronPanther just destroyed all of us.
Die-hard glory seeker.
Iron Panther also asked for no reward, so he's only supposed to get his 750 points back if he wins.
Doesn't matter. He'll get 200 when that diamond of a storygame gets featured.
My understanding is he gets his 750 points back regardless for entering, but he can't win any more. Am I wrong? @IronPanther
Basically you get your points and then a few extra back for submitting a story. If you don't submit a story, you don't get your points back at all. (And get SHAME)
Since he's submitted a story, he gets his 750 back, but he doesn't get any bonus points. He also doesn't get any points if he wins.
Which is probably likely since he's basically created the scifi version of Dungeon Stompage from the looks of it. I haven't even got very far, and I've already been saving my game since it seems like it will be very involved.
Gotcha. We're on the same page.
Congratulations on finally publishing something! Also, you wrote ~2500 words, that's not trivial.
Yeah I was putting of homework for this contest too, pft whatever, who needs education?
Not really. Self-ratings don't count.
If this is about a giant space dick, I'm going to laugh.
I DID IT! Did I make it in time!? For me it's currently 11:53pm and I rushed but I released a crappy version of my story! YAY!
Congrats! Can't wait to read it.
Geez, I'm so tired though, I seriously need to sleep but eh screw it.
Aaaaaaaaand... Shame Time
Can't wait to laugh at the shamed.
Same problem, my game's not old enough, here's the link though!
@EndMaster : Witness me! (Chrome can doesn't work but jumps off car anyways)
Well someone escaped the SHAME well. Looks like I have to find a new member to maker fun of. Jarboy?
Stupid laggy thread.
Well someone escaped the SHAME well. Looks like I have to find a new member to make fun of. Jarboy?
my story is ass but at least my reputation on a writing site has not been tarnished! :DDD
please kill me
Alright, Negative and Striker squeaked in.
Alright, going to let Fazz slide, since we're not the Trump administration and we let terrorists in.
He's the last though. Everyone else is SHAMED.
Haha! For shame, shamed ones!
Can we have a list of who got shamed?
It'll be compiled soon.
Well that's scary, I don't know if I want to stay up and wait for it though.
I certainly do. I wanna make fun of those people.
As is your God-given right for submitting some content.
Hooray! I even have the go ahead from Lord 3J! Prepare to be mocked, shamed ones. *Rubs hands together evilly*
Make sure to get a evil lab and coat first, with lightning in the background, it'll be even MORE evil!
I'm not Frankenstein. I'll be original and dress up in a blood soaked banana costume with cracker crumbs all over my forehead with a chainsaw.
With Barney playing in the background
God, I wanna be evil not the devil! You crossed the line.
You can be the evil banana then, I'll be the devil then MUHAHAHA!
i LOve YOu
YoU LoVE Me
Well crap, hopefully I made it in time, because I kind of slipped in last second.
Edit: oh nvm, I guess I did make it, HOORAY!!!
The Indigo Society (of) Incremental Songs gives many thanks to you!!
Looks like I got 6 more stories to read along with IronP's which I haven't finished.
Hopefully Fords gets a better rating soon. Or is the 2/8 it has right now locked for the contest?
Yeah, I'm not taking any of them down until the contest is over, but I get the impression some people will take them down themselves.
Yeah. Most of them aren't finished and some of the authors said things like "After the contest is over i'll take it down and finish it"
I rather have a sense of fulfillment than a sense of "I barely made it." so yeah I'll be taking it down after the results.
second place is probably malk or will. edit: as of now looks like ogre beat malk. so third place is might be malk.
While I was initially impressed by how many storygames by how many authors this has garnered, I've lost that respect after reading the sheer volume of "Oh, mine's so shit, it'll never win. Oh yours will win!" We get it, you're humble. Stop fishing for niceties.
I think most of the people who think their stories are shit, genuinely think their stories are shit, so it's more of a low self esteem issue than an attempt to be humble.
Well then they should fuck off and unpublish their shit games as soon as this contest ends.
okay so my story is ~15 pages long and most of it, at least 90%, is exposition.
there are 4 choices. 1 of them isnt finished. The other one leads to two more choices and both end the game. that's it, done.
so yeah, my "amazing piece of interactive fiction" is barely a CYOA and pretty much exactly like the 2/8 demos that sometimes get published here (and promptly unpublished by mods.) It's actually shit.
so i guess im sorry for acknowledging the fact that i produced a much more subpar story for the contest than what i am capable of doing and should have done, and that i will try to reconcile this mistake by further enhancing the story when it no longer needs to be published?
am i misreading you? do you really think i should not continue to improve my unfinished demo of a story? if so i would like to know why because i get the impression that youre trying to discourage people from improving their games after contest.
rather than give off this "lets all feel good and give each other high fives because we cant acknowledge our weaknesses -- and did you say your game is shit, dont worry its just low self esteem" bs sentiment, how about we acknowledge that some peoples games were weak while celebrating the games rhat were strong -- games written by Malk, WITD, Ogre, IronPanther, Will, and so on.
but i agree with you on the fact that showing off your humbleness is stupid tho.
^This, definitely. If you can provide reasons why, being able to see and publicly stating the weak points of your story and how you might improve is beneficial to everyone involved. Though I haven't kept up on what's going on. I definitely won't defend "Oh, I dunno if I should publish my story, Onii-Chan desu, i-it's so b-b-BAAAD! I am disgraced by publishing it so please be blind to its faults because that's something I TOTALLY AM NOT SO YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE NEGATIVE FOR ME."
Yours felt like that video game Metro a bit.
Really my main problem with it wasn't even so much the linearity (A lot of people had that problem) it was the wilderness aspect which wasn't the main focus. (Which a lot of people also had that problem as well)
In general there were some stories I really liked, but they didn't really fit the contest or were unfinished. Though I know they will probably be better if worked on or taken outside the context of the contest.
>Yours felt like that video game Metro a bit.
you dont know how satisfied this makes me because the main inspiration behind my work was the STALKER games which are very much alike to Metro.
In fact, i was even planning to use Shadow of Chernobyl concept art at various points in the story but implementing images into the cys editor as it turns out is an arduous process that takes more than the 10 minutes i had before deadline ended.
thanks for the other comments.
Well then, you clearly shouldn't have published a game you know was shit, and it's even worse that the game isn't even finished. It seems like cheating that you published your unfinished work yet it still counts as enough of a contest entry for you to get your points back. My issue isn't that you want to continue improving your story, please do, and more power to you. My issue is that you published it in the first place, not yours in particular, but yours does count as one of the examples I'm complaining about.
thank you for clearing that up.
Said the cowardly potato-eater who didn't even make one.
88,232 words, thank you very much, and there's also bug, corpse, child and horse fucking.
How about potato fucking?
Yes yes, I'm Irish, the potato joke is totally new and just as funny this time. Fuck off now, would you?
Where the hell did this guy come from?
Until there's further explanation as to who this random newbie is and why he hates Steve in such a gloriously incessant way, I'm just gonna have to assume Steve created this creature because Tim got tired of talking about World War Two or whatever it was.
I though maybe that it might be someone Steve knows in real life, but guess not.
You got me, I made an alt to stir up Forum Drama. Mods, feel free to ban it.
Now hold on there, I'm not an alt, I'm new.
Tell it to the judge, Steve.
But can we really be sure!?
We need proof that you're not into bondage! Right now!
Sentinel. You're a diabolical genius. For everyone else's sake, do not get into the world domination business, there's a non-trivial edge case in which you might actually succeed.
Oh, no, I physically can't. Kind of like how other diabolically powerful bird-man entities can open up hurricane-sized cans of whup-ass, but only as long as the people in front of that can are complete dicks. Even if I wanted to dominate the world, there's really no way to go about it without being spread over a few hundred parsecs of un-creation and suffering centuries of six-dimensional psychic disembowelment. That's not even the punishment of the Gods, I'm just heroic enough to murder alternate versions of myself that turn villainous whenever they arise in local universes. There's an entire bureaucracy of mes that own a patent on me, and reserve the right to recall "defective heroes".
I prefer not to think about the moral implications of all that and just keep on staving malevolent Cthulhu monsters away from the innocent.
I remember choosing this in the game. Somehow, even after my 5 play throughs, it still cracks me up.
Finally got finished reading through everyone's entries. Really enjoyed a lot of them. Some strayed a bit from the wilderness/survival theme, but in general it's nice to see a lot of new reading out there. People who say they aren't finished, I look forward to reading the completed stories too.
As far as my own project went, overall I'm happy with the concept though I still would have liked more time to clean up some scripting things and add additional story to it. I planned something I felt I could front-to-back complete in 3 weeks, and created an outline that covered my main goals for something exploration/combat driven for the theme. As a more gamey storygame, it's reliant on playable content, pacing, and stat balance, so in that regard I think some things still need improvement.
Planning to unpublish after the contest to fix a small bug, along with improving the progression balance, and cleaning up some text that's still a bit awkward. If I'm feeling ambitious, I might add some more content to fill in the map, since the overall goal is to make it be enjoyable and rewarding to wander around. Not just a grind to reach the end, which it leans too much towards right now. Story is more subjective, and I know the relaxed writing tone will be hit or miss with some people.
The thought would be to add more content not connected to discovery skills, so if you find things, you aren't locked out of half of it and having to double back. I still stand by the idea, but I think it's not well enough balanced with "free" things to find and do on the map. One of the biggest immediate issues is weapon cost, which I seemed to have way over-balanced by mistake, to such a point I doubt many people will bother finishing the game normally. I'll just say, working on it was a great learning experience.
Submitted the top 5.
That's exciting but I'm guessing we all know who won.
Not necessarily. Pretty sure some of my top 5 aren't going to be the ones people think.
Like Homo Perfectus is lower in ranking then Dead Man Walking but has a higher rating?
I have 3.5 to go! I'm halfway through Fazz's. Still need to read Stryker, mizal, and Negative.
I have submitted my top 5!
XD I just genuinely laughed.
well this kinda just occurred to me and I just wanna say...
I hope people don't think I'm trying to encourage / endorse the beliefs of Viktor (the father of the protaganist) in my story...
Nope, you pretty clearly painted him as an overbearing zealot.
i had planned for the protag to confront his sexism and such in later chapters (but ofc didnt write them).
There will only be one?
Also, what timezone?
I'll be more specific. If the results are announced 24 hours from Bucky's post, during morning in the states, it be my today. If Bucky announces in the (American) evening, it'd be my tomorrow (relative to today). The 10.5 hour offset thing is never fun.
As in will only one winner be announced or Top 3, there were a good number of entries
I'm getting sick, too.
Sick of your shit.
You eat Bucky's shit?
Ohhhh wait nevermind I see what you meant
What a... shitty development.
Ba dum ksh