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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2011 11:25 am 
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So, this isn't a competition, but I figure this is the best place for this announcement here (and I figure it's convenient that this is where talk of an IF festival is happening).

http://gameshelf.jmac.org/2011/12/apollo-1820-the-if-tribute-album/

So I'm putting together what is essentially a tribute album in IF form for the They Might Be Giants album Apollo 18, celebrating the 20th anniversary of its release in March. Go to the above link, read the post, and sign up (by emailing me; see the link) if you want to participate. Note that for those of you who have yet to write a game, one of the "Fingertips" games might be a great place to start!

-Kevin


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2011 12:22 pm 
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This fills me with glee.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2011 12:26 pm 
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This is approximately the greatest thing ever.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2011 1:51 pm 
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Fantastic!

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I'm so down with this I'm typing upside down. Now what song to choose...


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This is such a great idea!

So, Kevin, I assume you're planning on contributing a game? And I assume you availed yourself of the right of first dibs? So what did you pick?

I decided I really wanted to write for my favorite (Statue Got Me High) even though other songs seemed to me to lend themselves more readily to the medium. I felt like I had some "leads" that I wouldn't be able to use personally, but others might. Does anyone else who's participating think that they would benefit from the opportunity to toss around ideas, like on a shared Google Document or that kind of thing? It might also help people who are afraid they'll end up making a game that's too similar to someone else's.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2011 3:32 pm 
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[quote="Afterward"]This is such a great idea!

So, Kevin, I assume you're planning on contributing a game? And I assume you availed yourself of the right of first dibs? So what did you pick?
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I do plan to contribute, but I decided I'd wait and see what is left. I didn't want to take someone's favorite song and have them not participate because of that. Also, I have a feeling I might be filling in a few of the Fingertips songs, too. I really would like to see every track done.

[quote="Afterward"]I decided I really wanted to write for my favorite (Statue Got Me High) even though other songs seemed to me to lend themselves more readily to the medium. I felt like I had some "leads" that I wouldn't be able to use personally, but others might. Does anyone else who's participating think that they would benefit from the opportunity to toss around ideas, like on a shared Google Document or that kind of thing? It might also help people who are afraid they'll end up making a game that's too similar to someone else's.[/quote]

That sounds like a great idea. I'm not personally interested in wrangling anything like that, but feel free. If you do get something together, I'm happy to update the Gameshelf post with some info.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2011 4:05 pm 
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I went ahead and made a thing. You can edit it. Although I guess you need a Google account.

I guess I can see how someone might think that it should only be visible to/editable by certain people. I think that's possible.

It's kind of slapped-together though and I think it might be too stupid-looking right now to be associated with the Gameshelf post. Maybe give it a little bit.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2011 6:37 pm 
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Ha! That is awesome. I sent some 'fingertips' choices.


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I have to admit--I never "got" TMBG, though I probably should've. Apparently I'm the sort of person who would, and I was when I was younger, but I remember being totally baffled.

Now obviously part of this is up to me--revisiting the songs and finding time to just sit and see what I missed--but I was wondering about backup.

So I would be interested/grateful if people pointed me to a place that explains what they were doing/trying to do/what went over my head. It might be neat to be a part of this, and maybe it's one less "I don't understand" to cross off.


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