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Hi, this is Adrian of The Astronauts

Hi, this is Adrian of The Astronauts
« on: February 28, 2013, 05:26:39 pm »

Dear Cthulhu, it took me a bit to finally say hi. I hope it is really like they say: better later than never.

I owe a lot to the notgames idea and people exploring it. The game we're making is a mix of old and new, and even though it does feature elements of the "old school" design, it is also heavily influenced by the work of some of the guys on this very forum. So thank you for that.

You can see my thought on game design (and what notgames have done to me) via this tag: http://www.theastronauts.com/category/game-design/

...but I think what might be of special interest to you are these, listed in chronological order:

REBOOT YOUR AAA BRAIN WITH INDIE GAMES
http://www.theastronauts.com/2012/10/reboot-your-aaa-brain/

TEN INDIE GAMES THAT WILL MAKE YOU FEEL THINGS
http://www.theastronauts.com/2012/11/ten-indie-games-that-will-make-you-feel-things/

WHY WE NEED TO KILL GAMEPLAY TO MAKE BETTER GAMES
http://www.theastronauts.com/2012/11/why-we-need-to-kill-gameplay-to-make-better-games/

KILLING THE GAMEPLAY …POSTMORTEM
http://www.theastronauts.com/2012/11/killing-the-gameplay-postmortem/

THE TRUTH ABOUT CHALLENGE IN GAMES
http://www.theastronauts.com/2012/11/the-truth-about-challenge-in-games/

WHY WE CAN’T FEEL AND PLAY AT THE SAME TIME
http://www.theastronauts.com/2012/11/why-we-cant-feel-and-play-at-the-same-time/

FIVE SURPRISING IMMERSION KILLERS IN GAMES
http://www.theastronauts.com/2012/11/five-surprising-immersion-killers-in-games/

THE SHORT GAMES REVOLUTION
http://www.theastronauts.com/2013/01/short-games-revolution/

Anyway... Hi! Cheesy
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Re: Hi, this is Adrian of The Astronauts
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2013, 06:38:05 pm »

Welcome, Adrian! I'm afraid you've just booked up my afternoon!
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"Wonder had gone away, and he had forgotten that all life is only a set of pictures in the brain, among which there is no difference betwixt those born of real things and those born of inward dreamings, and no cause to value the one above the other."
--H.P. Lovecraft

Call me Dale Smiley
Re: Hi, this is Adrian of The Astronauts
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2013, 08:24:48 pm »

Welcome!

Read all post already and it is great stuff. Smiley

Curious to know how you stumbled into this line of thinking.
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Re: Hi, this is Adrian of The Astronauts
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2013, 08:28:09 pm »

Welcome, it's great to finally have you here...officially. ^_^
Re: Hi, this is Adrian of The Astronauts
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2013, 12:36:53 am »

Yes, welcome! We've definitely been passing your posts around this forum a bit already. Glad to have you here. Smiley
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Re: Hi, this is Adrian of The Astronauts
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2013, 08:03:42 am »

I've read all your stuff already. Write more!  Wink
No wait, publish your game!
Welcome to the forum!
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Re: Hi, this is Adrian of The Astronauts
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2013, 07:15:37 am »

Welcome aboard!

You must have more mainstream industry connections than others here. To what degree do you think the industry is receptive to notgames thinking?
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Re: Hi, this is Adrian of The Astronauts
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2013, 03:08:14 pm »

Hello and welcome! I've been following you on Twitter for a while now. Smiley
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