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Jan 9, 2015 at 11:39 PM
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OK, Doors, finished (?) it.

I'm pretty sure it ends after the... uh... tea purrty. Am I right or not?
I really liked the graphics, the hacks were interesting (I knew that one day somebody would do what you did in this mod), the concept was quite new and fresh, and pretty good as well.
Generally, this is a great entry, in my opinion.
 
Jan 10, 2015 at 12:00 AM
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Well thanks, that's good to hear.
And yes that is the end.
 
Jan 12, 2015 at 4:33 AM
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Alosona.4
The Mod
Where will it lead...?
Where
will
it
end...
This is my entry for this competition, should it still be relevant.
A.4 is...well, it's a mod. That's it.
Anything else would be somewhat spoilerish, including screenshots, so you'll just have to make do with what you play with.
This mod is ENTIRELY UP FOR INTERPRETATION, but it should be fairly obvious as to what the main message is.
=DOWNLOAD=
(Current version: V1.0 - Released)​
=Enjoy=​
Also, I recommend taking a look at this next spoiler on why the ending is fucking stupid.
[11:22:07 PM] TempDunc: the fuck is this spirit
[11:22:18 PM] TempDunc: what does alosona mean
[11:22:33 PM] TempDunc: I feel like
[11:22:39 PM] Paths: it's a bullshit mod i love it
[11:22:45 PM] TempDunc: the thing had potential but you kinda wasted it tbh
[11:22:52 PM] TempDunc: like with TIMG
[11:22:55 PM] Paths: yeah
[11:22:58 PM] TempDunc: that was actually awesome
[11:23:15 PM] TempDunc: and had you taken advantage of more disorienting things like that it could've been really cool
[11:23:20 PM] Paths: I know I had like a month to do it but i really didn't do things so well
[11:23:25 PM] TempDunc: as it was you kinda forewent an opportunity
[11:23:27 PM] TempDunc: yeah that makes sense
[11:23:57 PM] Paths: I wanted to go places with A.4 but then I was like "ehh...modding" and bullshat the ending
[11:24:04 PM] Paths: is bullshat a thing
[11:24:05 PM] Paths: it is now
[11:24:06 PM] TempDunc: I could tell
[11:24:27 PM] Paths: and by doing so I also kinda ripped off rave story in an obscure way
[11:24:28 PM] Paths: but whatever
tl;dr: I didn't do the ending well and I could have gone places with A.4 but didn't.
 
Jan 12, 2015 at 6:48 AM
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Finished it.
Spirit, I thought you'd do something good to this mod. But what I saw... was pretty poor.
No, really. This mod had potential. But... uh... well.
First of all, I had no idea what to do in the first room. No, I could not see the scratch well because it pretty much blends with the background. Oh, and I could fall through what I thought were blocks.
When I was greeted by the "MOMMY MOMMY" part, the title screen showed at brief moment, and I was like "what the", but continued to play.
Then I took this ninja on my back and we happily died behind the transparent door. The end.
And apparently it's because of me. That makes me think, were there any alternate endings? If not, their deaths wasn't my fault, but yours. Because you didn't let me finish it in any other way. (see: 4.13th, where I still can choose my path)

Tl;dr I didn't really like this entry. I could have been polished, it could have been better. But it wasn't.
Sorry.
 
Jan 12, 2015 at 7:03 AM
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Paths said:
I recommend taking a look at this next spoiler on why the ending is fucking stupid.
[11:22:07 PM] TempDunc: the fuck is this spirit
[11:22:18 PM] TempDunc: what does alosona mean
[11:22:33 PM] TempDunc: I feel like
[11:22:39 PM] Paths: it's a bullshit mod i love it
[11:22:45 PM] TempDunc: the thing had potential but you kinda wasted it tbh
[11:22:52 PM] TempDunc: like with TIMG
[11:22:55 PM] Paths: yeah
[11:22:58 PM] TempDunc: that was actually awesome
[11:23:15 PM] TempDunc: and had you taken advantage of more disorienting things like that it could've been really cool
[11:23:20 PM] Paths: I know I had like a month to do it but i really didn't do things so well
[11:23:25 PM] TempDunc: as it was you kinda forewent an opportunity
[11:23:27 PM] TempDunc: yeah that makes sense
[11:23:57 PM] Paths: I wanted to go places with A.4 but then I was like "ehh...modding" and bullshat the ending
[11:24:04 PM] Paths: is bullshat a thing
[11:24:05 PM] Paths: it is now
[11:24:06 PM] TempDunc: I could tell
[11:24:27 PM] Paths: and by doing so I also kinda ripped off rave story in an obscure way
[11:24:28 PM] Paths: but whatever
tl;dr: I didn't do the ending well and I could have gone places with A.4 but didn't.
yeah, I understand how bad it was, but i was under time constraints (with life and such) and a month may sound like a long time to do something but it isn't for me (since I procrastinate a lot)
anyway sorry for the disappointment

The scratch is meant to blend in. That's the entire point of it.
How the fuck did the title screen show up when the event had literally nothing to do with it.
it's not a ninja Actually it might be.
Again I fucked up everything and I wasn't thinking of having multiple paths so what the fuck ever man.
 
Jan 12, 2015 at 12:00 PM
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You probably <IMGd your title screen image by accident
 
Jan 12, 2015 at 1:27 PM
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Ah, yes. Replaying the mod has confirmed that it does indeed show the titlescreen instead of the desired <IMG.
I apologize for that on my part; it's completely unintentional.
 
Jan 13, 2015 at 11:30 AM
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Okay, think I played the rest~
I usually regret writing at 5 AM, but here we go~
Terri's Night Out
Felt like I was back in Rave Story when I reached the club. <3
A very questionable mod, that I heartily approve.

A quick rundown of highlights...
The title music. <3
The dialog. Gotta love seeing so many different characters from other mods. Nice execution.
The graphics. (Though a good few are borrowed from here and there?) Great choice of interesting looking monsters too.
The train! Hot ride you got there...

Gameplay sections were alright. I should have used the detonator sooner... Fought Ore... I mean tht gy, fr to long. That being said I was feeling pretty unmotivated...
I didn't really get the trippin' images Terri was seeing... lol

Aw... Too bad it ended... I was pretty interested in seeing what happens next ;D

Pawprint Paradise
:3

^U_U^ ...

u_v ~ <3

I was going to write a review out of strange emoticons, but YEAH let's not

I did run into a little issue though, I played the whole thing thinking the color black was supposed to be transparent. I was in fullscreen... Didn't realize that wasn't a design choice!

But, even transparent... Doors, your designs are purrfect... Characters, dialog and gameplay style... highly, curiously, interesting.

Mmmm...

I've never been so enthralled with a Cave Story mychar sprite. Geez, I couldn't get enough from just hopping around pressing up and down... :X
Best character graphics, and cool effect there... Switching characters made having just two rooms work. Each character was detailed enough to be their own map...

Nice music too.

On the minus side, I'd say gameplay was a pretty light point. The ability to change characters was neat, but doesn't really push it to new heights... Still... good job.

A Walk Through the Snow
Wow... This one has heavy potential. Lack of music didn't bother me for a second. The background and atmosphere definitely take the cake. I remember just seeing your signature for how snow worked and being fascinated at what a great idea... This entry really fits the season. Great job!

Now unfortunately, I didn't really enjoy this amazing setup, and the best stage design... Rather than a floaty nature walk with sights and sounds, or an atmospheric experience... I felt you captured the burden and work of going out to chop firewood... (If that was the goal, KAPOW nice.) Maybe I was just a bit tired from playing this so late, but I was sucking at jumping and it was just frustrating. Snow should act that way, I admit... But... Hmm...

It has a lot really cool design choices going for it... The setting, the SFX. Oh nice SFX btw!!!Mysterious ruins and switches... I dunno, it's really good, just wasn't super fun. Great sights though...

Oh btw, I guess jumping into bottomless pits is bad? I ran past the axe the first time, and attempted to clear the jump... ... ... ... ... nothing!

Alosona 4 and the rest
I am confused. Or I was anyways lol... That first room...
Anyway, weirdness aside... I give you props for the ending message...

The mod seemed a little too abrupt, and random. Maybe I'm missing references? The violence was a little too... "what...?" Rather than having any impact. Still it seemed quite original to me! Good points on that~

The scratch in the wall, I couldn't see it on this monitor with my current color scheme... I just searched around, hoping there was more than just one room. I guess I should have switched to a standard...

Oh, and you can also fall off screen at the last map. It tries to prevent you, but I jumped anyway and you just fall... fall... fal...

EDIT:
I replayed it. It's a lot more coherent the second time. I actually liked it a lot more this time. I'm feeling the shame of not contributing/finishing a mod *shame shame*



And lastly to the other mods: "contest-mod", and "I can't even"...
double t f? lol ?!!

In my mind awards
Randolf - Best use of ASM and Gameplay
Doors - Character Design and Dialog and Originality
TLincoln - Fan favorite!
PolarStarGames - Atmosphere/Setting and SFX
Paths/Spirit - There's a Message

Hard for me to choose who I'd pick for Music...
Randolf has a lot of nice tunes, but they were made before the contest I think? Most at least?
TLincoln has a nice selection...
Doors, awesome main theme.

Can't decide...

Anyway, you guys made my night ;3
 
Jan 13, 2015 at 3:10 PM
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cool your jets, I'm not done yet
 
Jan 13, 2015 at 8:18 PM
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Yeah, me neither... Uh, I tend to finish things at the last second.
 
Jan 13, 2015 at 9:04 PM
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Oh, Safusaka. You're taking part in this too?
Great.

Two more days... and all the entries should be in.
Still waiting for Bionicobot's entry...
 
Jan 14, 2015 at 6:03 AM
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X-Calibar said:
In my mind awards
Doors - Character Design and Dialog and Originality
I'm sorry, but you do realize that all the characters and stuff in Doors' mod are from Homestuck, right?
 
Jan 14, 2015 at 12:04 PM
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Oh right, besides the mychar, music and a few facepics I ripped assets
Sorry I forgot to mention that
 
Jan 14, 2015 at 3:32 PM
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Is there going to be a list of all of the submissions? All of the submissions + discussions in the same thread is kind of a mess.
 
Jan 14, 2015 at 3:35 PM
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It would be nice if there was a separate thread with all of the submissions, or if the topic starter cared enough to collect them all and put them in the OP.
 
Jan 14, 2015 at 3:44 PM
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OP is dead, I'll make a new thread once all submissions are in.
 
Jan 14, 2015 at 7:29 PM
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Randolf said:
It would be nice if there was a separate thread with all of the submissions, or if the topic starter cared enough to collect them all and put them in the OP.
(jj4226) I was going to, but unforeseen circumstances prevented me from doing so.

See here:
http://www.cavestory.org/forums/threads/5783/

Noxid said:
OP is dead, I'll make a new thread once all submissions are in.
Do you want me to do it, or can you handle this yourself.
Keep in mind though, I can only be on this account at school or when my parents aren't around, so it might be better for you or someone else to do this.

No matter what tho, a new thread has to be created for the submissions as I can't access my old account anymore.
 
Jan 14, 2015 at 10:56 PM
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5 hours left---in my region. (Oops! I keep forgetting about time zones, silly me!)
Anyone who's been procrastinating, you better hurry up.
Time's a wastin!
 
Jan 14, 2015 at 11:17 PM
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So for the new thread that has the submissions, will they be linked to the posts in this thread or to the download links?
 
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