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#1 DaveyJJ

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Posted 17 March 2009 - 05:18 AM

A price drop on one of the titles? Huge "version 1.5" updates to the two best selling CTG games including gameplay improvements and even cooler stuff I can't yet talk about? A future sponsorship deal for one of the games? All will be revealed be Monday, I promise!  :D

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Posted 17 March 2009 - 06:30 AM

Bring it!
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Posted 17 March 2009 - 09:08 AM

OMG!  This is SPAM!!

::tBC receives an envelope packed with hundred dollar bills::

I mean, boy this is sure a tasty breakfast ... er, that ... I'm... referring to.  ::munch munch::  Good luck on your Super Update Weekend.  ::munch munch::
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Posted 17 March 2009 - 02:47 PM

View Postthe Battle Cat, on March 17th 2009, 11:08 AM, said:

OMG!  This is SPAM!!

::tBC receives an envelope packed with hundred dollar bills::

I mean, boy this is sure a tasty breakfast ... er, that ... I'm... referring to.  ::munch munch::  Good luck on your Super Update Weekend.  ::munch munch::

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You're not getting another one just because you thought that was an extra little, you know.

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Posted 17 March 2009 - 04:38 PM

By the way, love Garden Marbles. Still play the crap out of it as a few-minutes-to-burn time waster!

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Posted 17 March 2009 - 04:51 PM

View PostRev-O, on March 17th 2009, 06:38 PM, said:

By the way, love Garden Marbles. Still play the crap out of it as a few-minutes-to-burn time waster!

That's good to know but you're one of the few who do. It was the least-selling of my games to date for some reason. That said, now that I have updated done fro Dead Words, Bug Bounce and Cloud Girls, would you like me to revisit GM and make a fully new 3D-powered version? It would look the same background-wise but the marbles and obstacles would all be in 3D. Or are there too many marble-type games out there?

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Posted 17 March 2009 - 07:10 PM

That DaveyJJ knows how to shamelessly self-promote. :P

I'm still curious though, how well is business going for you with that venture?
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Posted 17 March 2009 - 09:46 PM

View PostPegasus, on March 17th 2009, 09:10 PM, said:

I'm still curious though, how well is business going for you with that venture?

Not like Brian Greenstone, Steve Demeter, et al I assure you. After paying out all my costs for the last year (mostly programming help I needed, etc) I can honestly say I made a hefty three figures from August until Dec 31 according to my accounting. A post-Xmas surge plus a four figure tax refund is what paid for "Crow" ... not my games, sadly.

But, we'll see what next week's news will bring. Plus with Unity iPhone now I can do a lot more myself.

Maybe I should start a poll about a next game? Hmmm, Rev-O got that thought going.

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Posted 17 March 2009 - 10:06 PM

View PostDaveyJJ, on March 17th 2009, 11:46 PM, said:

Maybe I should start a poll about a next game? Hmmm, Rev-O got that thought going.

A grand empire strategy game, please.  ;)
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Posted 17 March 2009 - 10:14 PM

Speaking of your accounting, I told you that you shouldn't hire the full complement of 100 booth babes to promote your games, but noooooooo, you wouldn't listen....

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 05:09 AM

View Postdojoboy, on March 18th 2009, 12:06 AM, said:

A grand empire strategy game, please.  ;)

Whose sort of programming skills to you think I have? Brad's? Eric5h's?

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 08:13 AM

Well how about a game EXACTLY like Peggle only instead of little steel pinballs you shoot dual pistols, a fusion pistol, dual shotguns, an assault rifle with grenade launcher, an underwater flechette shooting submachine gun, a flamethrower and a rocket launcher.  Then instead of Peggle masters you could be in contact with a series of whacked out computer personalities with serious mental problems.  Oh and instead of pegs, you could have interplanetary slavers of various races that shoot back at you.  Also instead of everything stationary on a board, you can have everything move around and you explore maze sorts of places where you have to solve puzzles with switches and find little circuit chips in order to open up other parts of the Peggle board.  Hmmm... and a secret door here and there with some goodies behind them would be a good touch too.
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Posted 18 March 2009 - 08:36 AM

View PostDaveyJJ, on March 18th 2009, 07:09 AM, said:

Whose sort of programming skills to you think I have? Brad's? Eric5h's?


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Posted 18 March 2009 - 08:44 AM

Wait a second. You are your own company ?!?
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Posted 18 March 2009 - 11:31 AM

View PostSneaky Snake, on March 18th 2009, 10:44 AM, said:

Wait a second. You are your own company ?!?

Yes. I had programming help from Jedd H in New York for the first two titles and Riq Q (author of the Cocos2D libraries) for the second two, and then did Dead Words myself. So, yeah, CTG is a registered Ontario company with me as it's sole proprietor.

And @tBC ... a game that would be an homage to Peggle has been done lots on the store but still there is room to do something like it though. Naturally with guns though.

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 04:19 PM

View Postthe Battle Cat, on March 18th 2009, 03:13 PM, said:

Well how about a game EXACTLY like Peggle only instead of little steel pinballs you shoot dual pistols, a fusion pistol, dual shotguns[...]

Please stop putting awesome game ideas in my head! They go round and round and slowly grow into gigantic monsters. Then they pop out of my left ear and mess up my already messed up apartment. And you just supplied them with enough guns to invade a small moon!

If I didn't already have too little free time to turn my own ideas into real games I'd give it a try. ;)

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 09:01 PM

Yeah, if only someone, somewhere would have made a game like tBC described!  It seems like the sort of game that should have existed for years now, it's just too perfect to be so tragically overlooked.  If I'd made a game like that, I would have called it M...  Wait, no...let's see.  Thinking, thinking....  M....Ma....  Mar...Mars Attacks!  That's it!!!

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 09:55 PM

Eric you should let him port the pink pony widget to the iphone/touch.  :pinkpony:
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Posted 18 March 2009 - 10:04 PM

View PostSneaky Snake, on March 18th 2009, 11:55 PM, said:

Eric you should let him port the pink pony widget to the iphone/touch.  :pinkpony:

No, because the source code would drive him insane.  I'm the only one who can look at it without jumping off the nearest cliff (and even then, I have to strap myself to my chair).  Anyway, I'm doing it myself...I put some days into it a month ago but got distracted by other things.  Will get back to it in a few weeks or so probably.

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