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#1 pseudografx OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:13 PM

Let me present you a new game by MPG Productions (that is me and MaPa), that we submitted to this year's ABBUC Software Contest.

The game is heavily inspired by the TV Show "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire", including gameplay, visuals and audio.

 

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There are two question sets to choose from - English (400 questions) and German (547 questions). We cannot release the game before the voting is over, which should be some time in November, so just be patient :)

 

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Requirements: Atari 800 series computer with 48KB RAM, PAL or NTSC.

 

Credits:

Code: MaPa

Graphics, music and English question set: PG

German question set: CharlieChaplin

 

Video of the gameplay:


Edited by pseudografx, Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:35 PM.


#2 Rybags OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:53 PM

Well done.

 

Suggestion - we have in Aus (not sure if anywhere else) the "Hot Seat" edition of the show now.  It's got rule and format changes to speed up the gameplay.

One improvement is a time limit for questions.  I think it's like 30 seconds for < $10,000 questions then a minute for the ones higher than that.

 

Some more info https://en.wikipedia...onaire_Hot_Seat



#3 twh/f2 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Aug 1, 2018 2:13 AM

Congrats Mapa and PG!

 

A lot visual "sugar" used in this production. Great work!



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Posted Wed Aug 1, 2018 3:33 AM

Very nice sound and visuals !

The issue with games like these are nation-related questions....would be cool if you could add your own sets....and I'd like to see some count down timer...that can't be too hard ? 

 

Oh and "Your winning"  should be "You're winning".



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Posted Wed Aug 1, 2018 4:02 AM

I tried to avoid "national" questions in the question set, and if there are any, they should be quite well-known worldwide. Anyway, being able to add your own questions is the plan for the next version (the current one is "hardcoded" for English and German). Also, the font includes chars for various languages, including German, Czech or Slovak. Polish language is being implemented and there can also be Russian and more. We will consider adding a timer mode.

I used "winning" as a noun there but of course I may be wrong in its use.



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Posted Wed Aug 1, 2018 4:13 AM

The game is visually very appealing. Thumbs up, gentlemen!



#7 8Bitjunkie OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Aug 1, 2018 4:25 AM

Looks great! Congratulations  :)



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Posted Wed Aug 1, 2018 4:39 AM

Great work!! 

Deal or No Deal next :D



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Posted Wed Aug 1, 2018 6:32 AM

 

I used "winning" as a noun there but of course I may be wrong in its use.

 

 

Oh aha LOL...sorry.....no idea if that is correct (enough) English, it's not my native language either ;) 



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Posted Wed Aug 1, 2018 6:54 AM

Looks really nice, yet more shouting that I know that answer and getting it wrong!!



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Posted Wed Aug 1, 2018 7:22 AM

I don't think the word "winning" is the problem.  It's the word "Your".  It should be "You're"

 

Edit, actually just watched the video.  It would be better to say: "Your winnings" or "You won"  

 

Bob


Edited by bfollett, Wed Aug 1, 2018 7:30 AM.


#12 MrFish OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Aug 1, 2018 7:25 AM

I used "winning" as a noun there but of course I may be wrong in its use.

 

Oh aha LOL...sorry.....no idea if that is correct (enough) English, it's not my native language either ;)

 

I would say it's more commonly used as "winnings" in that context.



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Posted Wed Aug 1, 2018 7:59 AM

Ah, ok, thanks, it will be fixed :)



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Posted Wed Aug 1, 2018 11:04 AM

Hehe, the same in german...

 

wrong: Deiner Gewinn, correct: Dein Gewinn

 

But hey, I could not write a single word in czech language...



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Posted Wed Aug 1, 2018 12:06 PM

Hehe, the same in german...

 

wrong: Deiner Gewinn, correct: Dein Gewinn

 

But hey, I could not write a single word in czech language...

 

Dein, deines, deinem, deiner.... Bad memories from high school. The horror, the horror...

 

 

;)

 

Natural languages were not my thing (German and French). Except for English I guess.



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Posted Wed Aug 1, 2018 12:53 PM

I try to remember german language by reading news in german, but it's much easier for me as a pole to learn russian language, many similarities, german is hard although I learn it in school and in the university for 6 years :)


Edited by gorgh, Wed Aug 1, 2018 12:54 PM.


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Posted Wed Aug 1, 2018 4:49 PM

Very nicely done!

 

Und natürlich ist deutsch eine schwere Sprache: Fischers Fritze fischt frische Fische. Softwarewettbewerbsabzeichengewinner. Achtbitschbuspräsentation, Tzatzikirühreibrötchen, Quietscheentchen, ...

Maybe I should make a game with a German word and 4 possible meanings :-)



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Posted Wed Aug 1, 2018 8:33 PM

I know this game was made for entertainment, but it could be used for educational purposes as well, kind of like a flashcard deck, by allowing user-created question sets.

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Posted Wed Aug 1, 2018 8:41 PM

It will be possible to create custom question sets in the updated version, which will be released past the announcement of the ABBUC SW Contest results. Including support for additional languages such as Polish, Czech, Slovak, Spanish, maybe also Russian if there will be interest. (Actually, some of these languages are already implemented or being worked on.)



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Posted Wed Aug 1, 2018 8:56 PM

I know this game was made for entertainment, but it could be used for educational purposes as well, kind of like a flashcard deck, by allowing user-created question sets.

Legitimate purposes ONLY, NO FAKE NEWS! This stuff MUST be verified, vetted by history and PROVEN beyond a SHADOW of a DOUBT to be TRUE!

 

We MUST preserve the integrity of the game at ALL costs. Truth MUST be preserved and archived.

 

:)

 

No CIA Mind Control allowed here!

 

Edit: Of course it could be used for Educational purposes. Just make SURE you TELL THE TRUTH!

WWG1WGA


Edited by Kyle22, Wed Aug 1, 2018 8:59 PM.


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Posted Thu Aug 2, 2018 6:12 AM

I know this game was made for entertainment, but it could be used for educational purposes as well, kind of like a flashcard deck, by allowing user-created question sets.

 

Did anyone ever do that with Trivial Pursuit's question disk?



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Posted Thu Aug 2, 2018 2:55 PM

 

Did anyone ever do that with Trivial Pursuit's question disk?

 

Think there once was a question creator for TP on a Page 6 or Page6-NAU magazine...



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Posted Fri Aug 3, 2018 1:21 PM

 

Oh and "Your winning"  should be "You're winning".


I thought, given the context, it should be Your Winnings



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Posted Fri Aug 3, 2018 1:47 PM

I thought, given the context, it should be Your Winnings


Possibly some old (Shakespeare) English?
Thy bidding
Thy willing
thy winning? ("Dein Gewinn" in German)

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Posted Fri Aug 3, 2018 1:52 PM

That's pretty fkn sweet Guys!







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