Castle Paradox Forum Index Castle Paradox

 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 
 Gamelist   Review List   Song List   All Journals   Site Stats   Search Gamelist   IRC Chat Room

Anyone remember this?

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Castle Paradox Forum Index -> Paradox Lounge
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Joe Man




Joined: 21 Jan 2004
Posts: 743
Location: S. Latitude 47°9', W. Longitude 123°43'

PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2010 3:21 pm    Post subject: Anyone remember this? Reply with quote

DIY Gamer had a little feature about an old program called Game-Maker from the 90s. This is unrelated to the current Game Maker you all know and love, and had infact been discontinued by the time the current one was even produced. I thought I'd ask the community here to see if anyone remembered; apparently it once had a pretty thriving community, but slipped into complete obscurity since the 90s. Did any of you older members use it? Were there any other tools similar that just totally disappeared? The 90s were an interesting time for this sort of software, thanks to the whole Shareware thing. I was too young to really remember much besides Battle Beast and Descent II, so I'm a little out of touch with this.
_________________
"Everyone has 200,000 bad drawings in them, the sooner you get them out the better."
~Charles Martin Jones

Last edited by Joe Man on Fri Dec 13, 1957 1:21 am; edited 2,892 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Moogle1
Scourge of the Seas
Halloween 2006 Creativity Winner
Halloween 2006 Creativity Winner



Joined: 15 Jul 2004
Posts: 3378
Location: Seattle, WA

PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2010 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It looks familiar. That may be the one I bought but returned when it didn't run on my computer.
_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website AIM Address
satyrisci
~guo~




Joined: 28 Feb 2007
Posts: 73

PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2010 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had this when I was quite young (about 8 or 9) ... I never really figured out how to use it though. Reading this is quite interesting, thanks!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Bob the Hamster
OHRRPGCE Developer




Joined: 22 Feb 2003
Posts: 2525
Location: Hamster Republic (Southern California Enclave)

PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2010 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

haha! I would have been delighted to have discovered this back in the day. The game-maker that inspired me to make the OHRRPGCE was relatively primitive compared to that.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
TMC
On the Verge of Insanity




Joined: 05 Apr 2003
Posts: 3226
Location: Matakana

PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2010 1:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, that's awesome. And with 20x20 tiles, 320x200 resolution and "the only supported music format weird and proprietary", the games look a lot like OHR games. But it has a lot of features that the OHR still doesn't have, like good animation. I think I'll draw some inspiration from it :)

There's a wiki which has lots of information about the engine.
http://www.aderack.com/game-maker/index.php?title=Game-Maker

You can see lots of screenshots of the very nice editors here and here.
_________________
"It is so great it is insanely great."
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail MSN Messenger
J_Taylor
The Self-Proclaimed King of Ketchup




Joined: 02 Dec 2009
Posts: 188
Location: Western NY

PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 4:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We need a Wiki like that. One unlike everybody else's. Cool engine from the screenshots, but I'm stickin' with OHR.
_________________
Elemental: .75%
Heart of Darkness: 0% (crash)
The Mansion: .05%
Shattered Alliance: .05%

See a pattern forming? I do, dammit.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website Yahoo Messenger MSN Messenger
Newbie_Power




Joined: 04 Sep 2006
Posts: 1762

PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.aderack.com/game-maker/index.php?title=Reptalia

Oh wow, I actually played this, and just a couple of years after it was released, too.
_________________

TheGiz> Am I the only one who likes to imagine that Elijah Wood's character in Back to the Future 2, the kid at the Wild Gunman machine in the Cafe 80's, is some future descendant of the AVGN?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Bob the Hamster
OHRRPGCE Developer




Joined: 22 Feb 2003
Posts: 2525
Location: Hamster Republic (Southern California Enclave)

PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

J_Taylor wrote:
We need a Wiki like that. One unlike everybody else's.


If somebody makes a cool customized Mediawiki skin for the OHRRPGCE wiki, I would be happy to install it on the wiki server.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
J_Taylor
The Self-Proclaimed King of Ketchup




Joined: 02 Dec 2009
Posts: 188
Location: Western NY

PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 8:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Downloaded the article, will read it later, considering giving it a shot.
_________________
Elemental: .75%
Heart of Darkness: 0% (crash)
The Mansion: .05%
Shattered Alliance: .05%

See a pattern forming? I do, dammit.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website Yahoo Messenger MSN Messenger
FnrrfYgmSchnish
Finally not Dark Blubber anymore




Joined: 19 Jul 2003
Posts: 88
Location: The middle of nowhere

PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
http://www.aderack.com/game-maker/index.php?title=Reptalia

Oh wow, I actually played this, and just a couple of years after it was released, too.


Hmm... I'm not 100% sure where, but I've definitely seen the game from those screenshots before.

I think it was one of the games on this "500 Games" CD that I used to have back when I was in 5th or 6th grade. Most of the games on the CD were really odd random shareware, if I remember right, and this one seems like it would fit in pretty well.

Never heard of the Game Maker, though. If I had known it existed back then, I probably would've been begging my parents for a copy of it. XD
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Castle Paradox Forum Index -> Paradox Lounge All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group