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#26 AtariLynx Lover OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:58 AM

Highscores are planed as some other funny things that are stored in eeprom.


sweet i can't wait!

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Posted Mon Feb 13, 2012 1:04 PM


(Though I'm not too keen on the name - Quak Quak sounds more like a duck quacking than a frog ribbeting.)


I've got a list of suggestions for names, cause quak sounds like a duck and Green Little Quak Quak? Really?


Now THIS is interesting.
What we have here is a perfect example of cultural differences.
The thing is that the German frog does not "ribbet", but traditionally quaks.

Proof:Posted Image
This pic says "The Frog says quak". Very true. Now of course it may be that in other cultures a less sophisticated, more primitive kind of frog has spread. Zoologists will probably agree that such a breed of frog is a relic from prehistoric times, when frogs were still barbaric creatures swinging wooden clubs. Surely our glorious German frogs would like to study their inferior relatives in zoos.

A fine example of the German frog: Posted Image



@108Sterne

I've never seen a frog like this in Germany. Are you sure that it is a german frog? :-D

But nice to hear about an new game.

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Posted Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:55 PM

I love the look of this game, Frogger is one of my favourites so I'd love to get a copy of this when it's finished. I wonder if you could add some more colour to the game by changing the palette several times up the screen. For example you would keep the green colours the frog uses the same, but maybe change the reds that the cars use, just along the scanlines where the cars are. So perhaps the second row of cars could be purple instead of red, and maybe the logs could also me different shades of brown. I'm not a Lynx programmer so I don't know how hard it is to change the pallete at different lines, but we know the hardware can do it without too much effort and it would really add a lot more colour to the game, and this type of game is just perfectly suited to this kind of palette-changing technique.

Edited by Moya Jackie, Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:56 PM.


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Posted Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:57 PM

This is awesome!

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Posted Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:36 AM

change colors every line uses to much CPU performance.

if you can code in assembler its doable, i code in C.

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Posted Wed Feb 15, 2012 12:29 PM

What we have here is a perfect example of cultural differences. The thing is that the German frog does not "ribbet", but traditionally quaks.


I once had a frog imported from Germany. When it arrived, the darn thing quak'ed! I thought it was defective or trans-specied, so I took it to the vet, but it checked out okay. He told me it was just speaking German, so I became determined to teach it the English "Ribbet," or at least "Ribbit" if it had a lisp. It took a lot of training, but I will only allow English in my house and will not tolerate any German jingoism. I'm happy to report that with the help of my parrot, the frog now speaks English as it should.

Edited by KevinMos3, Wed Feb 15, 2012 12:31 PM.


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Posted Wed Feb 15, 2012 12:45 PM

I will only allow English in my house and will not tolerate any German jingoism

Iam confused, why you dont alow other languages in your house?? thats strange. It would be absolutly ingenius to have children who can speak more languages as i can. i only speak that bad english. it would be cool to speak french, spain, czech, hungary for example.

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Posted Wed Feb 15, 2012 1:46 PM

Yeah! Besides Finnish frogs don't Ribbet or Quak. In Finnish we say "kurnuttaa".

Perhaps we need the first customizable multi-lingual Lynx game. In the intro screen you could teach the frog to speak properly. And then you can guide your friendly frog safely home while you listen to the kurr, kurr sounds.

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Posted Wed Feb 15, 2012 2:07 PM

I will only allow English in my house and will not tolerate any German jingoism

Iam confused, why you dont alow other languages in your house?? thats strange. It would be absolutly ingenius to have children who can speak more languages as i can. i only speak that bad english. it would be cool to speak french, spain, czech, hungary for example.


Nothing in my post was meant to be taken seriously. ;)
I speak 3 languages: English, Portuguese and Arabic. Besides that, the portion of my post you quoted was itself, jingoistic.

Edited by KevinMos3, Wed Feb 15, 2012 2:09 PM.


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Posted Wed Feb 15, 2012 2:32 PM

Yeah! Besides Finnish frogs don't Ribbet or Quak. In Finnish we say "kurnuttaa".

Kurnuttaa would be a nice name for a game...

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Posted Wed Feb 15, 2012 3:48 PM

I will only allow English in my house and will not tolerate any German jingoism

Iam confused, why you dont alow other languages in your house?? thats strange. It would be absolutly ingenius to have children who can speak more languages as i can. i only speak that bad english. it would be cool to speak french, spain, czech, hungary for example.


Nothing in my post was meant to be taken seriously. ;)
I speak 3 languages: English, Portuguese and Arabic. Besides that, the portion of my post you quoted was itself, jingoistic.


very cool.
Can you tell me how you say in Portuguese and Arabic the frog make "quak"

Edited by matashen, Wed Feb 15, 2012 3:48 PM.


#37 BillyHW OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Feb 15, 2012 5:19 PM

Put a pink bow on the frog sprite and call it Froggirl.

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Posted Wed Feb 15, 2012 5:45 PM

how does french and spanish people say "quak" "croak" ??


In spain we say "Croac".

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Posted Wed Feb 15, 2012 6:45 PM

I think you should keep the name as "Quak Quak" now. Look at the interesting and educational discussion it has prompted.

I also like Frog Runner but you would need to set the game in a dystopian future with genetically engineered replicant amphibians. :)

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Posted Thu Feb 16, 2012 3:16 PM

I ask my colleagues about japanese Frogs... :-D

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Posted Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:51 PM

What we have here is a perfect example of cultural differences. The thing is that the German frog does not "ribbet", but traditionally quaks.


I once had a frog imported from Germany. When it arrived, the darn thing quak'ed! I thought it was defective or trans-specied, so I took it to the vet, but it checked out okay. He told me it was just speaking German, so I became determined to teach it the English "Ribbet," or at least "Ribbit" if it had a lisp. It took a lot of training, but I will only allow English in my house and will not tolerate any German jingoism. I'm happy to report that with the help of my parrot, the frog now speaks English as it should.


Your post made me happy.^^
Reactions on mine were so little that I almost feared people had taken it seriously because I can´ t express myself well enough in English to make clear it was a joke.^^ So your reaction was just what I needed to show me my post was understood as intended. :P

And as matashen did not get it you were joking at first shows just how difficult humor is when you are not a very good speaker in a language.^^

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Posted Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:09 PM

I think this sums it up... The European See & Say....


Edited by Allpaul, Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:10 PM.


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Posted Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:33 AM

This looks like it will be a fun game, will be interesting to learn more about the different modes of play once you get a chance to develop the game a little further. Almost forgot about Frogger Returns on the WiiWare, this makes me want to go back and play it again :)

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Posted Sat Feb 18, 2012 7:52 AM

Being a huge fan of Frogger and Frogger 2: Theeedeep I quite like the title, but of course I always wished for a Frogger III....


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Posted Sun Feb 19, 2012 3:00 AM

I just saw this topic.

Big surprise that this new game
Still happy to see your new creations Matashen and impassient be able to play.

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Posted Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:15 AM

Can you tell me how you say in Portuguese and Arabic the frog make "quak"


Well, in Português it says "croac."
In Arabic, it's something like "qurk." -- "قورك"

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Posted Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:46 AM

oh yea, arabic letters are very strange for me... :-)

Maybe i do the "quak quak" in the titel multilingual

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Posted Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:32 PM

This looks like a wonderful game, Matashen! Both my girlfriend and I are fans of Frogger, and from your past work, I know this game will be lots of fun and very well done. I look forward to it. And of course, call it whatever you like. :)

I also wanted to remind you that if you needed any assistance translating the manual to English, I would be happy to do it. If you recall, I helped with the manuals for Lynxman's Flashcart and the upcoming Solitaire.

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Posted Mon Feb 20, 2012 2:51 PM

Maybe i do the "quak quak" in the titel multilingual


I don't intend to be impolite here, the game looks really good, but I would highly recommend doing different names based on regions. I don't want to offend, but personally, I find the proposed title very unappealing. It just doesn't sound good in the US. However, there were some interesting suggestions proposed earlier in the thread. I really liked "Frog Runner." That sounds like a game I'd want to play! :)

I read an article in Game Informer a little while back that discussed games with names that didn't go over well in various countries. A game can be a total "flop" because of the image its name portrays. The screenshots you've shown look great and your game deserves the right image for every culture.

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Posted Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:21 PM

Wow! This looks fantastic guys - I can't wait to see the finished product.
Count me in for a cart :)

Good luck finishing off the game :)




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