The good old days? You wanna know what was in the good ol' days we do not have now?
-I didn't remember I used points and currency to bribe people on the good old days
-In the good old days I didn't just made games as a weapon to show my might and place my claim, I wanted to enjoy Bubble Girl Pwn and live in a legend.
-The good old dayz didn't had Mochi-Fuckin-Media so no one like me will toss a game about a pissin' cat to gain me 59Cents a year.
-The good ol' days, I was sitting with one good friend, making my games to run gags about it and all the jokes inside were inner jokes... I had no one I had to impress... It was me and my best friend or one another at most and we share it like our privet good heaven of wild ideas that makes you stop and think and be.
-Everyone a Newb on the good o'l days, or a Haxxo7 so unless you didn't tried to purposely fail, you were coming up with something that makes many feel/not feel joy... It wasn't an age of inflation of quality that one can come up with a pretty neat stuff, yet to find out that "Egg-dash tycoon" at 4.99$ has surpassed him on steam.
-Games had a trippy vibe... It's like, I didn't know the aid-hole who made it purposely... I downloaded a dream and that is all... You end with a dream in your hand... You didn't had to obey caprices of fans and critics... You wouldn't end with 10 shoote'm up clones of the same lews, though there may be many Mario/Sonic attempts I admit... But seeing the result felt fulfilling...
Calling it the good ol' days is lying to yourself... I could go to a restaurant and order a big-mac and call it life and forget it's the good ol' days. I could call the days of my future: "The days of eating superb" or "The roller age", "Or the time of shooting damn angels with X-ray age"...
But you can instead buy a trip and ruin your life with it if you want! The police won't help me when I inform!
Well when I look back, I think of when I first found the site in 2002. I was pretty young and had an exciting outlook on the idea of making my own games. I remember everyone that helped me out and at no point did I ever have a bad experience on this site personally. So yeah, I can call them the good ol' days, because I have nothing but good memories of my time here. It marked a certain chapter in my life that I'll probably never forget.
Hi guys. So we're resurrecting this topic again?
I too was inspired by this site to make better games.
I didn't ever win the GOTW award though. I think that was before my time, but I did lurk before I actually signed up.
At one point it was required to have an account to download anything, so I actually had an account for that reason a long time ago that I forgot the username/password for.
Also the old thumbs up/down voting system was forced on you right after downloading a game.
Yo people. I'm not saying I don't like the direction of the site any more - after all, it's all people could complain about years ago "This is supposed to be a click site, where's all the 'constructive criticism' yadda yadda, all the forum discussions are about off-topic things". I guess those people got what they wished for. I will say that there's nothing for me to come back here for, excepting the odd twinge of nostalgia that forces me back every six months or so, as everything is now completely on-topic - it's come full circy.