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sheaday6
01-04-2002, 09:31 PM
Hiya punks, i'm making a spiffy little fan-game based off the Fizzball comic thats in the back of the Sam & Max: Surfin' the Highway collection. If you got any suggestions on the "interface" or features of the game, do tell. Nothing 3D please, or difficult:bored: (I don't wanna be doin' too much work).

For those who haven't read the Fizzball comic:
The basic premise is to chuck a beer can and have the other person hit it with an axe handle (or a primitive looking stick), and have it explode. I'm drawing a blank on how i want to do this, i could use some ideas.:D

digl
01-04-2002, 09:37 PM
I hope you dont have problems with LEC

Schmatz
01-04-2002, 09:57 PM
Ditto.... all that work would be for nothing.

sheaday6
01-04-2002, 10:07 PM
don't worry about it, i looked some stuff up. there's a "Fair Usage" something-or-rather law. Its like drawing interactive fan-art (bad example, but it'll work)

Setion
01-04-2002, 10:22 PM
What are you using to do it?

sheaday6
01-04-2002, 10:26 PM
well that all depends on the interface of the game, which i'll decide after i get some suggestions

Setion
01-04-2002, 10:30 PM
Power bar, direction, difficulty, isometric.

Metallus
01-04-2002, 10:34 PM
Point, Click, 2D, Adventure.

sheaday6
01-04-2002, 10:38 PM
i don't think i need direction. I was kinda thinking of one bar that moves up and down really fast, and when you click it stops. And where it stops determines what kind of explosion the beer can makes. In the comic there are "Fizzball Phenomenon" which are different explosions, i thought i'd use those somehow. or something like that.

sheaday6
01-04-2002, 10:38 PM
adventure? how would i do that?:confused:

Setion
01-04-2002, 10:43 PM
You are on a quest for the perfect exploding beer can, which involves a zany story and cast of characters.

sheaday6
01-04-2002, 10:45 PM
i was kind of hoping for it to be a dinky baseball-ish game

Setion
01-04-2002, 11:30 PM
<fade in>
Crash, the all time Fizzball champion of the world is troubled. He can't find the perfect explosion. That, and someone has stolen his famed bludgeoning stick, used on such fizzball hall of famers such as the infamous beer can of skelter drive, and the whisky bott le behind the Timbly Tumble Laundromat. On his quest to retrive his famous can whooper, and the perfect explosion, he comes along a zany cast of characters such as Hung Over Hamster, and Blip, the fat out of work window washer who still has a fear of squeejeez (yea, it's the wrong spelling, sue me). Along his way Crash comes across many different cans and bashing objects, along with an arsenal of enemies, obstructions, and side quests.
<fade out>

Or you could just do a 2d game with a different explosion based upon 3 factors. Your power, where you hit the can, and what you hit it with.

sheaday6
01-04-2002, 11:41 PM
hehe. I like the last one, because its easy

Setion
01-04-2002, 11:46 PM
Damn, I was hoping someone could do the previous because I have a good idea for it, but too lazy to make it happen.

sheaday6
01-04-2002, 11:47 PM
maybe i'll do it as a sequel:D

Setion
01-05-2002, 12:06 AM
But Sequels are so hard to market!

sheaday6
01-05-2002, 12:07 AM
It would be illegal to sell it anyway

Setion
01-05-2002, 12:12 AM
Not if you replace the word Fizzball with Splooshball.

sheaday6
01-05-2002, 12:16 AM
but that would suck, and it wouldn't be a fan-game anymore

Setion
01-05-2002, 12:57 AM
SPLOOSH!
SPLOOOOOOOOSH!

sheaday6
01-05-2002, 12:58 AM
what about sam & max? should i change them to Mam & Sax?

Setion
01-05-2002, 01:02 AM
That would be cruel

sheaday6
01-05-2002, 01:12 AM
so you have no more creative insight ito how the game should work etc..., Setion?

Setion
01-05-2002, 01:22 AM
Of the 2d version?

sheaday6
01-05-2002, 01:24 AM
yeah, the stinky baseball-ish thing

Setion
01-05-2002, 01:50 AM
Think I've said most everything. Possibly different cans too.

sheaday6
01-05-2002, 01:08 PM
different cans, hmmmm. That's not bad, i'll write that down.

jipe
01-05-2002, 02:11 PM
I hope you dont have problems with LEC

Why would he have problems with LEC? They don't have the license anymore.. Infinite Machine is developing the new game with Steve Purcell. It's his license..

Andrei
01-05-2002, 04:41 PM
That and he's not selling it.

Metallus
01-05-2002, 04:41 PM
I was going to say something along those lines, too. Also, the game isn't based on anything from Hit the Road; it'd be based on one of the comics, so LEC really wouldn't have any grounds to stop it.

Schmatz
01-05-2002, 06:23 PM
Originally posted by Setion
You are on a quest for the perfect exploding beer can, which involves a zany story and cast of characters.

The perfect exploding beer can.... reminds me of the Duff can in the Simpsons... where Bart puts it in the paint mixing shaking thinger... then sets it up for Homer as an April Fool's Day gag lol I love that episode.


Any fan game will be good enough for me!

SyntheticGerbil
01-05-2002, 11:11 PM
Draw this yellow circle.... alright, still with me? Righty-O! Make a maze and put dots in it. Have the yellow circle eat dots! Sweet moose! And then ghosts chase him! Ghosts with funny names like "blinky!" I don't want it to have anything to do with chocolate syrup or children.

sheaday6
01-06-2002, 01:05 AM
i think thats been doen before. Its called "Space invaders" or something

Setion
01-06-2002, 02:00 AM
Pacwoman gives me nightmares.

sheaday6
01-06-2002, 02:05 AM
she's too much woman for you, huh?

Setion
01-06-2002, 02:12 AM
It's a ****ing circle with lipstick.

Andrei
01-06-2002, 03:08 AM
Yeah, but you know what those lips were made to do don't you?

Eh? Eh?



eat pellets.

sheaday6
01-06-2002, 12:05 PM
PLEASE SOMEONE GIVE ME A REAL IDEA HERE!!!

Setion
01-06-2002, 12:45 PM
Plates made entirely out of laffy taffy.

sheaday6
01-07-2002, 04:42 PM
ok, i started making it. Its gonna be a side view dinky power-bar thingy. you'll see it when its done. Its gonna have a kick ass Starting FMV movie (a rip-off of the Cowboy Bebop starting, for all you Adult swim fans).

sheaday6
01-07-2002, 10:02 PM
Actually this might take a while longer that i though. BECAUSE SOME STUPID PEICE OF **** PUT A VIRUS ON MY COMPUTER, AND THE HARD DISK WAS ERASED!!!!!!!!!!!! But it'll still get done.

Setion
01-07-2002, 11:12 PM
$10 says you put it on your computer yourself.

Shmargin
01-08-2002, 02:08 AM
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Metallus
01-08-2002, 02:54 AM
Let me just reaffirm my support for your project, Sheaday. I wasn't sure if I made this clear, but I really want this to get made! Good luck.

Also: Great suggestions Shmargin!

sheaday6
01-08-2002, 09:59 PM
that is a good suggestion, and you're not so far from what it actually is gonna be like. Its a side view, with max on one end holding the bat...er...axe handle and sam on the other shaking up the can or beer. When you press start a "power bar" will come up near Sam, and it moves up and down pretty fast. The point is for you to click so it stops as close to the middle as possible. The closer to the middle, the better the hit. But there is also a power bar on max's side that gives you a chance to get as close to sam's point on his power bar as possible. If both are in the middle You get a good hit, if they're close but not even and somewhat near the middle you get an ok hit, etc... And for later levels, i was gonna change the setting and make the power bars move faster. But for harder levels after that, One of the characters will be blindfolded, and you have only one power bar and a lower percentage of getting a hit. I hope that sounds fun :D

You guys can suggest minor additions to that, but thats the general jist of the game. DID I MENTION THE KICK-ASS STARTING MOVIE???

Shmargin
01-08-2002, 10:21 PM
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Setion
01-08-2002, 10:36 PM
KERSPLASSSH!

sheaday6
01-08-2002, 11:02 PM
don't worry about the sounds. Thats one aspect of the game i got down! I have found a really great side where you cans earch the internet for sound effects. And i've ripped some of the sounds from Sam & Max Hit the Road, Day of the Tentacle, and even Curse of Monkey Island.


KERSPLASH

GrimJackel
01-09-2002, 07:23 PM
You forgot the most best part, let it be like this on 2 player: who ever is pitching (make it sam or max too, so you get different taunts and stuff going back and forth) can hold down a key next to the key they would hit to stop the power bar, and well, if you hold down the key or if you push the key down before hitting the power bar hit, the am will be off and it will hit somewhere on the body, so you can put bandages on and stuff. Also let the batter be able to deflect it so it bounces off and hits the pitcher. Id really love to see that too, plus its another bar: health, hehe, so you could have bosses and stuff. NOW THAT SOUNDS LIKE FUN!! :sam: & :max:

Shmargin
01-09-2002, 09:11 PM
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sheaday6
01-09-2002, 10:06 PM
I have a favor to ask of you guys:

Can someone E-mail me the Monster.Sou file from the Sam & Max game? i'm missing my CD

Metallus
01-09-2002, 10:47 PM
That's probably illegal :(.

sheaday6
01-09-2002, 10:58 PM
just the monster.sou file? that sucks :(

Metallus
01-09-2002, 11:07 PM
Yeah, I don't think LEC minds that Scummrev program terribly for personal use, but monster.sou is a big chunk of game data. I bet they would frown us if it were distributed here.

sheaday6
01-09-2002, 11:22 PM
dag-nabbit

GrimJackel
01-10-2002, 12:01 AM
well i was wondering how much Steve Purcell valued his family for and his new born son or daughter. Naaa, just sent him a e-mail, hehe, hes the greatest guy EVER, so what you think of my idea SPACE GHOST?!?!?!!

Setion
01-10-2002, 12:08 AM
*kidney punch*

Where is your off button?

sheaday6
01-10-2002, 10:11 AM
was that kidney punch at me? what about steve purcell? what the hell's going on?:confused:

AndrewL
01-10-2002, 10:39 AM
Originally posted by GrimJackel
well i was wondering how much Steve Purcell valued his family for and his new born son or daughter. Naaa, just sent him a e-mail, hehe, hes the greatest guy EVER, so what you think of my idea SPACE GHOST?!?!?!!

What are you talking about? When you say things please say em proper like. I can't understand you. Especially when your showing off what you got.

sheaday6
01-10-2002, 03:12 PM
Oooohhhhh, i get it, hes saying that he wants to buy steve's family. THAT WAS COMPLETELY OFF TOPIC :tsk:

GrimJackel
01-10-2002, 06:33 PM
sorry for the long sig, anyways, if you read my first post you would know what i was talking about, this is what i said::::

You forgot the most best part, let it be like this on 2 player: who ever is pitching (make it sam or max too, so you get different taunts and stuff going back and forth) can hold down a key next to the key they would hit to stop the power bar, and well, if you hold down the key or if you push the key down before hitting the power bar hit, the am will be off and it will hit somewhere on the body, so you can put bandages on and stuff. Also let the batter be able to deflect it so it bounces off and hits the pitcher. Id really love to see that too, plus its another bar: health, hehe, so you could have bosses and stuff. NOW THAT SOUNDS LIKE FUN!! :sam: & :max:

Setion
01-10-2002, 06:55 PM
We have read your first post.

Andrei
01-10-2002, 09:32 PM
The part where Max gets fried is probably my single most favorite scene in a Sam and Max comic. It was drawn so well, I actually felt some genuine sadness when I first read it. Poor Sam.

Haha. I'm a wuss.

What's your e-Mail address Shea? YOu kNow. So I can e-mail you That documEnt I pRomised I'd send off. The one with my SuggestiOns yoU wanted?

Yep. I'm clever.

iisaac
01-11-2002, 03:42 AM
Thanks, Andrei. You reminded me how repetative thes Sam & Max "community" gets.

sheaday6
01-11-2002, 07:28 PM
I don't think i SHould tEll you my e-mAil aDress, becAuse it would be sneakY. Under chapter 26 of the U.S. copyright law, it is forbidden. *cough@cough* However, Only people wiTh perMits cAn vIoLate this law. *cough.COMcough*. *wink wink*;)

Shmargin
01-11-2002, 07:42 PM
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Andrei
01-11-2002, 09:27 PM
I don't think I quite get what you mean by that, iisaac.

On a side note. I just noticed that monster.sou is one hundred and seventy four mother****ing megabytes, which is a bit larger than I'd like to send off. Especially since it would probably be all in vain, considering that hotmail wouldn't accept an attachment that large.

Shmargin
01-11-2002, 11:56 PM
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sheaday6
01-12-2002, 05:12 PM
I have some disappointing news:

due to the limits of the engine, and my ignorance as a programmer, the starting movie won't really be a movie, more like a "starting credits thingy". And its not as good as it would have been.:(

GrimJackel
01-12-2002, 08:35 PM
why not just make the opening a seperate movie, or .exe so we can download both? i really wanna see that Cowboy Bebop look alike :sam: & :max: intro

Setion
01-13-2002, 12:12 AM
I don't think he was talking about size...

Andrei
01-13-2002, 05:59 PM
Yeah. In fact, I'm pretty sure he was talking about "the limits of the engine" and his "ignorance as a programmer."

For those that didn't see that. Or can't read. Or whatever.

Setion
01-13-2002, 06:36 PM
*Kidney punches GrimJackel*

GrimJackel
01-13-2002, 08:03 PM
phhhhhh, reading is so over rated, and who said that he had to make the Game intro using the same engine? HUH!!! and you don't have to kidney punch me because you want my stuff, :p HA.

Setion
01-13-2002, 08:15 PM
That was, in fact, the lamest come back ever

First, you know nothing about programming, second you can't read, third, I kidney punched you because of the last two points.

If the only thing you can back yourself up with is mere stuff, then I suggest you go read a book about insults. Oh wait.

GrimJackel
01-13-2002, 08:38 PM
jeez, what crawled up your ass, nested, used your bowels as food for its younge, crawled through your intestine and through all those other organs and into your heart where they made love and had more children, ect

GrimJackel
01-13-2002, 08:38 PM
sorry, wrong button, please delete this messege if it is possible by the server

Metallus
01-13-2002, 09:00 PM
Nah. It seems to say a lot more than the one you posted above it.

Skinkie
01-13-2002, 09:51 PM
Wait I'm confused, are you making a game about Kindney punching people and collecting their Sam & Max Stuff?

Andrei
01-13-2002, 09:56 PM
No.

Not yet...

Setion
01-13-2002, 10:53 PM
Right, now work on your spelling.

And some help for the future:

"I hope your next **** is a porcupine"
"I want to nuke you until you glow"
"Drink napalm and smoke, bastard"
"Been cooking with the microwave door open again?"
"I hope that king cobras breed in your toliet"
"Burst into flames!!"
"I wish hemmroids the size of baloons upon your bowels"
and
"It would be really great, if someone were to pour salt onto your eyeballs until they desinigrate, and if they would shove cherrybombs in the bloody holes, that would be even better"

Shmargin
01-13-2002, 11:13 PM
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Setion
01-13-2002, 11:15 PM
I'll show you chill!!!!!!

SyntheticGerbil
01-14-2002, 08:24 AM
I'm not sure it would be easy for the creature to get into his heart since "all those other organs" aren't directly connected to it. But then, I guess it could take a trip through the bloodstream... although that all depends on how big this creature is. I assume it is much too big to make it's way to the heart, since it would have to be large enough to consume his bowels. Then we must discuss it's eating habits and it's metabolism to figure out and average of what it eats and how it stores the energy amongst it's body. Besides it wouldn't be easy for the creature to stay in the heart too long because it would be in one of four chambers; where it would be instantly pumped out or crushed... whatever comes first. So in conclusion, there is just not enough information for this idea to work.

EDIT: On a minor note, those are some nice letters Shmargin.

sheaday6
01-14-2002, 06:42 PM
Wow, skinkie was back there for a second

OKAY PEOPLE, I HAVE GOOD NEWS!!!

There will be a starting movie (cowboy bebop spoof, or as close as i can get), and the game will be fun, and the whole thing's gonna be just fine!:D

P.S. snooch to the nooch


...This is like health class all over again (except with more swearing and threats):(

GrimJackel
01-14-2002, 07:20 PM
Health = Heck Anyways, id like to put it to this. We can be talking about alot of other things then getting mad, make the world a better place, and stuff like that. So..............lets all just get along. O, and i never said that he was going to be alive when the creatures do all that. Yea, lets get back to the peace thing.

Andrei
01-14-2002, 08:43 PM
What?

sheaday6
01-14-2002, 09:00 PM
don't ask

Setion
01-14-2002, 09:34 PM
*grins evily*

Peace is only the short period between the battles.

note: wear a cup

sheaday6
01-14-2002, 09:51 PM
*They step into the wind, a tumble weed rolls by slowly. Frightened townsfolk hide behind water troughs and inside saloons*

sheaday6
01-14-2002, 09:57 PM
11 more posts and this will be the longest running thread!

Skinkie
01-14-2002, 10:22 PM
Originally posted by sheaday6
Wow, skinkie was back there for a second


's right I'm not dead, I'm still around causing trouble.... and I think I can rattle on for 11 more posts!!! MWAHAHAHAHAHAHA Look at me I have Webbed Toes!!!!!

Skinkie
01-14-2002, 10:25 PM
I'm also considering starting a circus list your humourous and pointless talents here, my thumb is double jointed it goes backwards and forwards

(10 more)

sheaday6
01-14-2002, 10:31 PM
i can blow spit bubbles, and my neck sounds like a rusty hinge when i move it. Does that count??? does that count ???

Skinkie
01-14-2002, 10:36 PM
sure, you are now an official freak

sheaday6
01-14-2002, 10:42 PM
YAY!!!!:D

GrimJackel
01-14-2002, 10:55 PM
my thumb is double jointed too :D when i pop it in and out really fast it makes a thud noise. weeeee this is fun, i can also use my pinky as one of those small red punching bags that go in 180 degrees kinda flops and its rubber looking when i do it :D so when do you think your going to be done with the game? So i can delete the right amount of space off of my HD ......cause my computer is running weirdly (thats not a word) and......heck with it, i hate it....sometimes, so im just blabbering on right now........dot dot dot, oops. Ok, im gonna shut up now. Good Night Your Princesses of Main and Your Kings Of England..??? Ehhhhh, that guy was old, he didn't know what he was talking about, unless it was from some kind of famous book that somebody is gonna say the title and author of.

Skinkie
01-14-2002, 11:09 PM
O....K.... whatever, I'm not going to think about that, I'm just going to proclaim him a freak and get off the subject

Setion
01-14-2002, 11:19 PM
Okay, who wants to line em up and Flog em?

GrimJackel
01-15-2002, 12:58 AM
Me first........yea, sorry, i was just really, and i do mean REALLY bored.

SyntheticGerbil
01-15-2002, 08:26 AM
Peace isn't covering up things... isn't that right, America?

Setion
01-15-2002, 06:12 PM
ERROR! NO PROOF OFFERED!

sheaday6
01-15-2002, 06:33 PM
You're all crazy:mad:

anywho, it'll be done in about 4 years....er.... 3 months at the most.

JR2000Z
01-16-2002, 10:22 PM
Ahh. I remember back when there were a group of people who were going to make a sequel to Indiana Jones and Fate of Atlantis but either they never finished it or its completion was poorly advertised.


Those were the days.

sheaday6
01-16-2002, 10:47 PM
Hey, gimme a break here!

1. I'm an individual with plenty of time on my hands
2. This isn't an elaborate adventure game, its a dinky baseball thingy!

HAVE FAITH IN FIZZBALL!!!:D

Skinkie
01-17-2002, 05:42 PM
Have faith in Fizzball?..... Does anybody else get the feeling that some sort of religious cult is going to spawn from this?

GrimJackel
01-17-2002, 05:59 PM
hmmmmmm, Cult, ya? Ill bring the Axe Handle

sheaday6
01-17-2002, 06:24 PM
:eek:

Shmargin
01-19-2002, 03:46 AM
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Setion
01-24-2002, 12:33 AM
Progress?