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grumpygamer

@grumpygamer@mastodon.gamedev.place

Owner of Terrible Toybox, the designer/creator of Monkey Island, The Cave, Pajama Sam and the designer/co-creator of Maniac Mansion, DeathSpank and Thimbleweed Park. Co-designer of Return to Monkey Island.

All ideas are my own, but you'd be crazy not to agree.

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Net, to random

Hey @grumpygamer in your "Puzzle Dependency Charts" article you mention using OmniGraffle. Is that still something you use, or have you moved onto something else?

Oh, and would you have any have any reccos for windows-bound individuals too? :)

grumpygamer,
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@Net I still use it, I have not seen a windows equivalent.

grumpygamer, to random
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Xcode keep crashing with this error. Seems to make logical sense.

grumpygamer, to random
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United is now offering Premium Business Class so I don't have to sit with the normal Business Class riffraff.

https://viewfromthewing.com/united-airlines-developing-new-premium-business-class-push-button-for-champagne/

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Names of three NPCs are Freeman, Megan and McDoodle. Thanks for asking.

grumpygamer, to RPG
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Three more NPCs added to RPGTBD. Follow me for the latest updates.

#rpg #pixelart #indiedev #rpgtbd

grumpygamer, to random
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For the dev of my new game I've ditched Slack in favor of Discord for the dev team. One advantage of Discord is that most devs have a Discord account so I am not asking them to sign up for something new. So far, it's a big win. Slack has turned into a mess.

grumpygamer,
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@sstadnicki That is true.

grumpygamer,
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@ClutchAbuse Not so far. I can see it being a problem for a large team made up from people that don't use Discord. In my case everyone on my project does already.

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Posts that make no sense if you don't have context:

"PowerWash Simulator maker FuturLab joins Miniclip Group"

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grumpygamer,
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@Liquidream Slack was great until it was bought by Salesforce.

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Just checked: I have now translated over 300 video games that have been published. If you count the unpublished ones and those under NDA, it’s over 350. 🤯

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grumpygamer, to random
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Seems that every stock I've ever bought crashes and burns. Now I buy stock in companies I hate to hasten their demise.

grumpygamer, to random
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"But Roku the company is highly motivated to figure out more ways to make more money from more ads on Roku devices."

Ad people are about making your life as shitty as possible right up to the point of you leaving their service, etc. I don't own a Roku and never will.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2024/04/hdmi-customized-ad-insertion-patent-would-show-rokus-ads-atop-non-roku-video/

grumpygamer,
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@Number1SummerJam Welcome to the future.

GrantMeStrength, to random
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This project is going to keep me going for a long time. Still no video.

grumpygamer,
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@GrantMeStrength I had one of those...

(I still have it)

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When I worked at Skywalker Ranch there were two original Ralph McQuarrie Star Wars paintings hanging in my office. One day I realized these were the same size of the ones that appeared in the Art of Star Wars book...

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  1. Get filthy rich and never be heard from again.
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I watched a 6 year old GDC post mortem of Fallout. Mostly standard stuff for the era, but what did strike me was their Vision Statement. I've never done one like that before. I've always written flowery prose describing my game. A concise bullet pointed list seems better. I'm working on one now for my game.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2OxO-4YLRk

grumpygamer,
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@Pasculator I think that was when it was posted to YouTube.

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Dropbox has been working on a new client using Apple’s “File Provider” system for literal YEARS — and we’ve never been given it. Today I learned it won’t roll out if your Dropbox has over 300,000 files. Extremely curious* to know what bug they’re waiting on Apple to fix here. 😵‍💫

  • if you work for Dropbox DM me
grumpygamer,
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@cabel I haven't upgrade to it yet, mainly because I don't trust Apple to build bug free software anymore. Dropbox working is too critical to my work.

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Number of subscribers to the Terrible Toybox Fan Club newsletter went up 10000% yesterday. That's a lot of secret decoder rings I'll be sending out.

grumpygamer,
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@DarthAutismus terribletoybox.com

grumpygamer, to random
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Redoing the Terrible Toybox website when I should be working on my game.

https://terribletoybox.com/

grumpygamer,
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@bartl I didn't write the code, but I will forward this to them. Thanks.

grumpygamer,
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@bartl Don't tell anyone.

grumpygamer,
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@bartl It's fixed now.

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