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24th October, 2013 at 24/10/2013 03:12:27 -

If a spam account posts in this thread, then I am never coming back.

 
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25th October, 2013 at 25/10/2013 02:28:43 -

It would be mildly surprising if *anyone* posted in this thread, or indeed any other thread, the way things have been lately...

 
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25th October, 2013 at 25/10/2013 03:00:23 -

Well, I'm of the opinion that I've done my part in attempting to bring more traffic and activity to the site. When I see spam accounts all over the place, and literally no front page updates in over a month, download submissions that take two weeks or more to be approved and posted...

After The TDC Scrolls has ended, I'm out. I'm hoping the project will be a fitting Swan Song. Response to it does not look good so far, but it's not for lack of trying (I've even posted on the Clickteam forums to attempt to drum up some former TDC members' participation). OMC did a very nice logo for it, too.

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26th October, 2013 at 26/10/2013 16:53:26 -

Yeah, I'm not sure where everyone's gone to be honest. The clickteam forums don't seem any busier than before. Tigsource looks pretty active, but mostly with non-klikers.
Could it be that noone uses clikteam tools any more? I know there are plenty of alternatives to choose from these days...

 
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26th October, 2013 at 26/10/2013 18:00:53 -

There are a lot of factors, with other tools being one of them.

In Klik N Play's prime, this community (Silky's) was booming with enthusiasm, but I think that's because KNP was geared towards kids who loved games. Kids dream a lot, and they have the time to tinker. As we age, we have to make serious choices about time management. It doesn't help that the economy makes our lives even more of a grind.

Although MMF is essentially KNP, it is targeting would-be professionals. In the rare case that you get someone who has the ambition to devote real time to game development, they probably don't have time for much else. I'm a slow developer. It takes me 6 to 18 months to make a game, and that's putting in around 4-10 hours a week. S-M-R puts out a game concept in days!

On that note, and I learned this from The Dead Miles, game design is becoming a more popular art form. Good games are even more accessible than they were, and cheaper too. There's no need to seek them out on small sites like this any more.

A long time ago, I would visit Klik sites JUST to download people's games. There was always something there, and a lot of it was poor, but it was like rummaging at a garage sale: You never knew if you were going to find something special.

I miss the days when you could put a game out and get instant feedback. Even if that feedback was a one line comment.

I would be sad to see TDC go. The fact that it is here shows the love that people had for sites like this.


 
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26th October, 2013 at 26/10/2013 19:23:55 -

I think that's how it goes for a lot of things unfortunately. I used to be a someone who resided in the sidelines of tracked metal (metal made with mainly, or only, samples) but that community is totally gone too and I believe it's for the same reasons as you posted. The same goes for the DooM community which I was also very into.

 
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27th October, 2013 at 27/10/2013 06:32:48 -

I think the main issue is that a lot of us oldbies (I'm 31 now!) just don't have the time to devote to the site or clicking, and we haven't put alot of time into building a younger, more active community base.

 
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27th October, 2013 at 27/10/2013 07:10:23 -

Not to mention the site is quite dated. The update a while back (probably years ago now actually, I have no grasp on the passage of time now-a-days) did not do much in terms of functionality, or even looks for that matter. Only minor improvements here and there.

I rarely ever come here anymore (maybe once a week or less) simply because there is nothing here to come for. Front page news is few and far between, and when there is news it's just not interesting to me. None of the games look all that fun or worth my time (I miss the days of short quirky haphazardly made games just for the sake of making a silly game).

In all honesty, this site needs a reboot. The daily click will probably never completely die, so it is just a matter of pulling the plug, and starting over. It needs to evolve and become something else.

 
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27th October, 2013 at 27/10/2013 18:48:40 -

I'm 29 now... Time flies doesn't it?

The lack of community activity does kill my enthusiasm slightly. However I do still have several things in mind I actually want to make before I give up totally on Click.

Right now i'm trying to make an Ouya game. It's been pissing me off because I started with a 427x240 screensize and the Ouya basically displays everything at 1080p. The resizing was causing a huge waste of processing time and I couldn't work out why at first. So now my art is about 400% bigger so there's less chance of hardcore slowdown.

Ive actually got two Ouya games on the go and started another Dizzy fangame too. I don't have much time however since I work full time.

 
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27th October, 2013 at 27/10/2013 19:00:19 -

Here's a little something. Arnold's adventure Remake/Remix.

Early screenshot at 720p
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Mr. Pineapple remixed some of my original musics. Here's the City level theme

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/50324676/city.mp3


 
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29th October, 2013 at 29/10/2013 21:59:24 -

I'm trying to get the guys together for a discussion on where TDC goes from here.

Honestly, I have no idea what's going to happen over the coming weeks about the site, and what direction it heads in. But I'll try and keep everyone in the loop.

 
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30th October, 2013 at 30/10/2013 01:52:07 -

Correct me if I'm wrong, but does TDC have a core group of around 20 regular visitors? I'm just picking that number out of a hat with my brain in it, but I'll bet the admins could get a better number.

Anyway, the height of Click tool popularity is gone. Unless MMF 3 does something spectacular, I don't see it coming back, but maybe a new direction is what is needed.

Sadly, TDC is not THE place to go to showcase your game, and it's not to THE place to go to download games. It isn't even THE place to go to ask questions about the tools. Those were the reasons why I came here. Perhaps the site's purpose could become super focused. For example: TDC could be about the core users making a single game. People have a role to play according to their strengths. That's just one idea. The contests are another.

 
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30th October, 2013 at 30/10/2013 10:17:53 -

I wonder what a fangame contest would be like. Given how in the past fangames had a bad reputation for being sprite rip and built in movement n00b fests with large doses of midis from VGmusic.com.
It would be interesting to see more capable fangames.

I did make a short Turrican fangame once and it was actually really good fun to make. I wasn't even really a fan back then either.

http://www.create-games.com/download.asp?id=7438



 
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30th October, 2013 at 30/10/2013 18:15:10 -

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31st October, 2013 at 31/10/2013 04:34:20 -

lol

 
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1st November, 2013 at 01/11/2013 22:13:32 -

It must have really made Rikus lol if he posted it 3 times!

Well I'm here. Maybe it is only 20 people still coming to the site, and hey that's enough!
I still dig through the old downloads on this site and play them just to remember them.

The games coming out in 2005 were awesome! And like someone else mentioned a lot of my gaming came from this site. I didn't have a console, just a PC and no money. These games were the best I could find online!

EDIT:
Also I just thought of something. I think the site could use email notifications when someone replies to a comment on the forums or on articles, or game pages. A lot of times I don't know if someone has replied to a comment I've made until I come and check later.

Mobile support is also another big one. I'm always on my phone.

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http://www.jsoftgames.com <- Old blog I don't keep up anymore

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3rd November, 2013 at 03/11/2013 09:44:17 -

I am posting on this thread, this is not a spam

 
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6th November, 2013 at 06/11/2013 04:20:38 -


Originally Posted by Marko
I am posting on this thread, this is not a spam



Hmm. Looks spammy.... Not sure if Spam.

 
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6th November, 2013 at 06/11/2013 08:40:16 -

You got daily updates now because of liquid cat and the other hidden guys the accept to hire in order to moderate and make waves in the shallow waters of this place.

 
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s-m-r

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6th November, 2013 at 06/11/2013 17:36:58 -


Originally Posted by NastyMan
You got daily updates now because of liquid cat and the other hidden guys the accept to hire in order to moderate and make waves in the shallow waters of this place.


Then I think everyone wins.

 
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8th November, 2013 at 08/11/2013 02:29:41 -

I agree with the above post

 
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8th November, 2013 at 08/11/2013 03:29:26 -

I agree with this agreement.

 
thinking is like pong, it's easy, but you miss sometimes.

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8th November, 2013 at 08/11/2013 05:32:05 -

...But where are all these upturned thumbs going?!?!?!



 
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12th November, 2013 at 12/11/2013 00:10:25 -

Does anyone remember when I used to post pretty much everyday, constantly? Then I was made an admin. Then at almost exactly the same time, I started University and couldn't post anymore?

The site was pretty active back then, but due to Uni I didn't visit for about 3 years. It's been very quiet since I came crawling back. Thankfully I've still gotten a lot of coding help from everyone here. Thanks everyone.

I noticed you've now hidden this emote - . I'll never forget it..!


Edit: I've noticed that some of my posts here were made before the date my account says I registered. I knew I'd been on here before 2008. What's up with that..?

Edited by -Liam-

 
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12th November, 2013 at 12/11/2013 02:26:56 -

You were before your time.

 
thinking is like pong, it's easy, but you miss sometimes.

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12th November, 2013 at 12/11/2013 17:15:05 -

I think the site desperately needs a redesign anyway. I figure if you're planning on adding or removing features, you may as well update the whole site anyway. This design is so 2009.

 
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13th November, 2013 at 13/11/2013 20:49:42 -

2009? This site hasn't changed since the early 2000s.

I must say though that I love this site the way it is, but I agree a rewrite could do it some good.
I don't want any of the current content lost though, so if they do update it I will be very sad if they don't keep the old database.

 
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17th November, 2013 at 17/11/2013 17:02:52 -

-UrbanMonk-, very interesting thoughts? have you thought about http://www.xxxpenis.xo though? i heard they say what you exactly thought right now!! you should check it out... if not, maybe http://www.makeitlarger.com can help you, they struggle with creation of games as well!! very interesting thoughts indeed... pm me at http://www.downloadviruses.no if you want more of my thoughts?

///Sorry was just trying out what it's like to be a spam bot. It's quite fun actually!
I haven't been here since the beginning like many of you, but still have to say some kind of site overhaul would be nice. This site has personality and history, I remember this is where I went when I wanted to play free RPGs as a kid, but it lacks in some other places.

 
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