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Re: Christmas Carol vs. The Ghost Of Christmas Presents - Ne
« Reply #45 on: November 29, 2012, 19:36:57 PM »
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[size=140]Score: 9/10[/size]

Fantastic stuff Trek! I would love to play this at some point!

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Re: Christmas Carol vs. The Ghost Of Christmas Presents - Ne
« Reply #46 on: November 29, 2012, 19:38:16 PM »
If you go to the contest page, you can download the ROM and play through emulation.  Maybe not the same thing as the real console, but you get to test the game that way.
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« Reply #47 on: November 29, 2012, 19:49:13 PM »
Wow! Thanks for that review!

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« Reply #48 on: November 29, 2012, 19:52:05 PM »
You know I have to ask... Why the 9 and not a 10?

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Re: Christmas Carol vs. The Ghost Of Christmas Presents - Ne
« Reply #49 on: November 29, 2012, 19:56:44 PM »
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You know I have to ask... Why the 9 and not a 10?

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LOL  It's the rating scale that we use.  A 10 is a game that is deemed perfect.  9 is an excellent title, a go get it game.  :)
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« Reply #50 on: November 29, 2012, 20:05:01 PM »
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You know I have to ask... Why the 9 and not a 10?

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LOL  It's the rating scale that we use.  A 10 is a game that is deemed perfect.  9 is an excellent title, a go get it game.  :)

Ah, I see.  I can live with that.  :)

    dZ

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Re: Christmas Carol vs. The Ghost Of Christmas Presents - Ne
« Reply #51 on: November 29, 2012, 20:06:23 PM »
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You know I have to ask... Why the 9 and not a 10?

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LOL  It's the rating scale that we use.  A 10 is a game that is deemed perfect.  9 is an excellent title, a go get it game.  :)

Ah, I see.  I can live with that.  :)
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« Reply #52 on: November 29, 2012, 20:12:02 PM »
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You know I have to ask... Why the 9 and not a 10?

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LOL  It's the rating scale that we use.  A 10 is a game that is deemed perfect.  9 is an excellent title, a go get it game.  :)

Ah, I see.  I can live with that.  :)

You know, my original vision included incidental music during the intermissions, and a simple rendition of "Winter Wonderland" during the level (which is why it ends with the jingle when you pick up all the presents).

However, I had a technical problem getting the music tracker to behave with the sound effects engine simultaneously (both built by different people), so I had to scrap that at the last minute.

I did get a few "jingles" here and there. :)

My next game will have more and better music.

    dZ.

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Re: Christmas Carol vs. The Ghost Of Christmas Presents - Ne
« Reply #53 on: November 29, 2012, 20:14:56 PM »
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You know, my original vision included incidental music during the intermissions, and a simple rendition of "Winter Wonderland" during the level (which is why it ends with the jingle when you pick up all the presents).

However, I had a technical problem getting the music tracker to behave with the sound effects engine simultaneously (both built by different people), so I had to scrap that at the last minute.

I did get a few "jingles" here and there. :)
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« Reply #54 on: November 29, 2012, 20:25:20 PM »
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You know, my original vision included incidental music during the intermissions, and a simple rendition of "Winter Wonderland" during the level (which is why it ends with the jingle when you pick up all the presents).

However, I had a technical problem getting the music tracker to behave with the sound effects engine simultaneously (both built by different people), so I had to scrap that at the last minute.

I did get a few "jingles" here and there. :)

In retrospect, for a first project, I think it was overly ambitious.  I wanted to put in it everything I ever wanted games to have, including a bunch of cut scenes, music score, practice mode, boss level, the works!

I was afflicted with a classic Second System Syndrome.  Made worse by the fact that I didn't know how to do any of it!

Left to my own devices, I could have continued on it for another year; if it weren't for some level-headed people (and my limited technical knowledge) reining in my ambitions, it probably would not have been completed.

That it received so much praise from you and others is just unbelievable. :)

    dZ.

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« Reply #55 on: November 29, 2012, 20:27:08 PM »
Goes to show the good job you did.  That means that we have to look forward to your next project because I'm sure it will be a blast!  :)
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« Reply #56 on: November 29, 2012, 20:31:14 PM »
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Goes to show the good job you did.  That means that we have to look forward to your next project because I'm sure it will be a blast!  :)

I make games for the 9 year-old kid that I was, when I first dreamt of becoming a game programmer.

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Re: Christmas Carol vs. The Ghost Of Christmas Presents - Ne
« Reply #57 on: November 29, 2012, 20:35:25 PM »
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Goes to show the good job you did.  That means that we have to look forward to your next project because I'm sure it will be a blast!  :)

I make games for the 9 year-old kid that I was, when I first dreamt of becoming a game programmer.

   dZ

Excellent!  Can't wait to learn more!  ;)
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Re: Christmas Carol vs. The Ghost Of Christmas Presents - Ne
« Reply #58 on: November 30, 2012, 17:07:03 PM »
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Following Laird's example on Impulse X,  here is my short review of Christmas Carol and The Ghost of Christmas Presents!

[size=140]Review[/size]



[size=140]Score: 9/10[/size]

Brilliant stuff, sounds like a great game and one i really want a bash on..

Seriously need to look at my Intellivision and try and fix it or buy another one.
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Re: Christmas Carol vs. The Ghost Of Christmas Presents - Ne
« Reply #59 on: November 30, 2012, 17:16:09 PM »
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Following Laird's example on Impulse X,  here is my short review of Christmas Carol and The Ghost of Christmas Presents!

[size=140]Review[/size]



[size=140]Score: 9/10[/size]

Brilliant stuff, sounds like a great game and one i really want a bash on..

Seriously need to look at my Intellivision and try and fix it or buy another one.

There will be plenty more to read on this game once the full review is posted.  :) 
You should give it a spin on an emulator in the meantime.  Well worth it. 
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