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#1 rubymax

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Posted 10 May 2008 - 02:25 PM

This is probably a long shot, but keeping my fingers crossed. On my old G4 I used to have a game that allowed you to produce and market your own movie. Basically this focused on managing a budget, but included the ability to pick actors and a director. The end goal was to get your movie to rank in amongst the other top ten well known, best selling movies. The game used no images, relying only on text, but was still very well done and surprisingly fun to play. I cannot remember whether the game was built for OS9 or OSX. If anybody has any info or even recommendations on new similar games, I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks! :happy:

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Posted 10 May 2008 - 02:58 PM

http://feralinteractive.com/themovies

The Movies sounds very, VERY similar, although it is entirely graphical. Can't help with your other game.
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Posted 10 May 2008 - 07:44 PM

I remember that one. It's not The Movies - much older, definitely pre-OS X. You could pick which actors, special effects studios etc. to hire, and different ad budgets, and it told you how your movie was doing with each week released. I don't remember the name though.
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Posted 10 May 2008 - 07:55 PM

Those text games put me to sleep really quick. Oh, there's maybe 2 minutes of anticipation, and from there it goes
downhill.
I think a lot of text-only games out there. Not sure where I saw them last.
Here's something celtx (Not really a game so much)

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Posted 10 May 2008 - 08:15 PM

View Postyo-mike, on May 10th 2008, 09:55 PM, said:

Those text games put me to sleep really quick. Oh, there's maybe 2 minutes of anticipation, and from there it goes
downhill.
I think a lot of text-only games out there. Not sure where I saw them last.
Here's something celtx (Not really a game so much)

Ah, interactive fiction and text adventures!

The one I'm thinking of wasn't text-only in a DOS text adventure sense. It had a GUI, but was reminiscent of some sort of office-type program.
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Posted 10 May 2008 - 08:18 PM

Zork was what got me started playing games on computers in the mid '80s, I credit Infocom games with the limited typing skills I have
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Posted 10 May 2008 - 09:39 PM

View Postnobody, on May 10th 2008, 10:15 PM, said:

The one I'm thinking of wasn't text-only in a DOS text adventure sense. It had a GUI, but was reminiscent of some sort of office-type program.
Interesting. I seem to recall somethings like that too. I think the Apple II had some things like that when I was in Jr. High. It had tons of fun things to do, and I never had enough time in school.

I had the ol' tape player cassettes programs too, like Don Qioute.
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Posted 11 May 2008 - 09:13 AM

Maybe you're thinking of Wet: The Sexy Empire?
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Posted 13 May 2008 - 06:35 PM

Thanks for all of the suggestions . . . still haven't found the game, and no it was not Wet: The Sexy Empire lol  :innocent:

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Posted 15 May 2008 - 10:42 AM

View Postrubymax, on May 13th 2008, 05:35 PM, said:

Thanks for all of the suggestions . . . still haven't found the game, and no it was not Wet: The Sexy Empire lol  :innocent:

You could be thinking about this...

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Although I am personally a bit biased towards The Movies ;)

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Posted 26 May 2008 - 01:27 PM

Also not the one, but thanks for the suggestion!

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Posted 26 May 2008 - 04:41 PM

View Postrubymax, on May 13th 2008, 05:35 PM, said:

Thanks for all of the suggestions . . . still haven't found the game, and no it was not Wet: The Sexy Empire lol  :innocent:

I actually know what you're talking about - I played for a while as a fun little diversion back on my Performa running OS 8. I remember it as a shareware game I got off of a MacAddict (or perhaps MacFormat?) CD, actually.

Essentially, the way the game worked was that you set budgets for your movie, putting a certain amount of money into marketing, and what not, and then released it to the masses. As the weeks would go by, your score would be determined by how much of a net profit (or loss!) you ended up with. It was totally non-graphical, with gameplay akin to something like Dope Wars.

I remember this game so well because I actually made a Duke Nukem movie with this game and actually ended up laughing so much, seeing it totally tank at the box office. Sadly, I don't remember what this game was called - it's not listed in MacUpdate or VersionTracker's OS 9/Classic indices.
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Posted 12 June 2008 - 01:43 PM

View Postedddeduck, on May 15th 2008, 10:42 AM, said:

Although I am personally a bit biased towards The Movies ;)

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Speaking of The Movies, is the expansion out yet? Feral's site says it's coming, but Amazon has a few people selling the Mac expansion. The fact that Amazon themselves doesn't have it in stock leads me to believe those people aren't really selling the Mac version :-/.
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Posted 12 June 2008 - 02:54 PM

I have a sneaking suspicion that it's out but not in France, which the website suggests but not very clearly - I could easily be wrong though. Maybe check with Feral?
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Posted 13 June 2008 - 12:41 AM

View PostKaoro, on June 12th 2008, 09:43 PM, said:

Speaking of The Movies, is the expansion out yet? Feral's site says it's coming, but Amazon has a few people selling the Mac expansion. The fact that Amazon themselves doesn't have it in stock leads me to believe those people aren't really selling the Mac version :-/.
The MGS has it on stock.

View Postcharmin, on June 12th 2008, 10:54 PM, said:

I have a sneaking suspicion that it's out but not in France, ...
And in Germany.

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Posted 13 June 2008 - 02:23 AM

The English version is shipping and has been for a while, the French and German versions are not yet shipping.

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Posted 13 June 2008 - 05:12 AM

Thanks guys! I always forget about MGS when I want to buy Mac games...
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Posted 13 June 2008 - 08:08 AM

When you think Mac games... think Mac Game Store! *













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Posted 13 June 2008 - 08:26 AM

You need a catchier slogan.  "Mac Game Store is Mac Games, plus 'tore'!  Also there's a space!  And the 's' is capitalized!"  Please pay me 5 million dollars for that, thanks.  It's called "strategy boutique branding" or something.  All I know is that you get to charge insane amounts of money for it.

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Posted 13 June 2008 - 08:31 AM

View PostEric5h5, on June 13th 2008, 07:26 AM, said:

plus 'tore'!

I would go for "now with added 'tore' & Vitamin B5 because you're worth it", you have to remember everything sells better with Vitamin B5!

Anyway back to work for now...

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