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Old 01-20-2012, 08:47 PM   #1
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Just came across this - http://agsbakesale.com/

9 amateur AGS games on sale, for whatever price you name.

Anyone heard of/played any of these games?
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Old 01-20-2012, 10:32 PM   #2
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I believe they were all made specially for the Bake Sale so it is unlikely anyone who hasn't bought the bundle will have played them before.

However, looking at the names of those involved, I would expect these to be well worth your while. They are all AGS developers that have some good games behind them. For example, the Ben Chandler game is obviously a spoof of Grundislav's highly acclaimed Ben Jordan series and Technocrat is behind the low-res but brilliantly conceived Technobabylon. If you search the AGS database for the names of the others, you'll find a similar history.

As far as I'm concerned, this is one of those times I'll feel guilty from the benefit I get from donating to charity.

It's 14 games, not 9 by the way.
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Old 01-21-2012, 05:11 AM   #3
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There's a thread on the AGS forums, if You care how it came about:
The AGS Bake Sale

I believe 9 out of the 14 are actually adventures, so maybe that's what Siddhi had in mind.

I randomly tried the first one ("9 months in") for a couple of minutes, without looking at the games beforehand at all, and I got hooked straight away. Technically a bit rough around the edges, but the premise is really interesting and original (to me at lest ).
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For example, the Ben Chandler game is obviously a spoof of Grundislav's highly acclaimed Ben Jordan series
Actually I believe only the title of the game "Ben Chandler - paranormal investigator" is a joking reference to Ben Jordan. It's Grundislav spoofing himself here as the Chandler game is his too.

However, the game ("Ben Chandler") itself is from what I heard a pretty exact depiction of a day in life of the well-known Australian indie adventure developer Ben Chandler (aka Ben304) who also made not 1 but 2 of his own games for this bundle (Falling Skywards, Fragment).

Confusing? The important thing is that game from those guys should be top quality stuff, regardless of the in-jokes.
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Thanks for clearing things up Ascovel. Oh, hang on.............

Regardless, I think my point about the pedigree of the makers (Ben304 is another of my favourite AGS game-makers as it happens) still stands. This is a great deal and the fact it helps a worthwhile charity as well is fantastic.
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I never understand why I have to name my address details when I want to pay with PayPal. I'm very reluctant to give out more information about myself than necessary.
At least GOG.com doesn't require this.

Otherwise, I'm rather interested in this.
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It's a requirement of the payment processor they're using, but as long as you use a valid email address I think you can fill in bogus info for the rest of it.
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Sadly, bogus information isn't possible anymore, I tried! Since awhile Paypal checks your address details when you're required to name them.
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