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by darthkiwi
Mon Oct 17, 2011 11:25 pm
Forum: Introversion Blog
Topic: The Next Game
Replies: 98
Views: 93639

Ooh. Interesting! I'd been wondering why you guys hadn't updated us in a while; now I know. While it's sad that Subversion has been shelved, it sounds like you're making the right decision. If the game wasn't going to be the Subversion we all hoped for then it's probably best it not be released, at ...
by darthkiwi
Thu Feb 24, 2011 11:33 am
Forum: Introversion Blog
Topic: A much needed Status Update
Replies: 23
Views: 32493

Glad to hear you're quietly enjoying development at last - after all the creative and financial difficulties you've been through it's great to know you're back doing something original and fulfilling! :D For what it's worth, I saw the World of Love video for Subversion and it looks amazing - I can't...
by darthkiwi
Sat Aug 21, 2010 1:15 pm
Forum: Introversion Blog
Topic: Coming Clean
Replies: 64
Views: 104531

Wow, I knew Introversion always had money issues but I thought you said D+ would sort that out even if it did badly. Sorry to hear you ran into even more problems - it sounds like you scraped rock-bottom there. But I'm overjoyed you're back and still working on Subversion - I'm certainly very intrig...
by darthkiwi
Thu Aug 05, 2010 7:42 pm
Forum: Introversion Blog
Topic: It's all in your head, Part 20
Replies: 77
Views: 101087

Wow, the more I read about this project the more impressed I get. Everything seems to have been done cleverly, elegantly and thoughtfully, but quickly and efficiently enough that IV can just use a small team to get it done. You've got yourself a guaranteed customer when this game comes out. Keep up ...
by darthkiwi
Mon Jun 01, 2009 11:11 pm
Forum: Introversion Lounge
Topic: Abstract City or Darwinia?
Replies: 4
Views: 3295

Someone did something similar, but with toast, and the mona lisa:

http://www.vahey.org/P3100005.JPG

Not quite the same but still in the whole pixel-art thing.
by darthkiwi
Wed May 27, 2009 12:39 am
Forum: Introversion Blog
Topic: It's all in your head, Part 17
Replies: 68
Views: 95948

Using this new system, circuit tampering becomes a very valid way to progress – every one of these circuits can be bypassed or broken with careful cutting of the right wire, or setting a pin to a 1 or 0 at the right moment. Furthermore, this could lead to an awesome crafting system for the game. Wa...
by darthkiwi
Tue May 26, 2009 2:55 pm
Forum: Introversion Blog
Topic: It's all in your head, Part 16
Replies: 36
Views: 68932

Whenever I see another blog post about Subversion I immediately sit up, pay attention and cry: "Aha!" It's really interesting seeing this complex *thing* (I'm not really sure what it is yet) evolving, with increasingly intriguing things extrapolated and integrated into the whole. It was pa...
by darthkiwi
Sun May 03, 2009 1:30 pm
Forum: Introversion Blog
Topic: 2008 in Hindsight, part 3 of 3
Replies: 56
Views: 72566

If beta testers' roles are twofold (report bugs and feedback on the game itself) then maybe something like the following system would work: Beta testers play a few matches and are then presented with a form to fill in. It asks them to comment on all aspects of the game, so sound, art, controls, GUI,...
by darthkiwi
Wed Apr 29, 2009 5:22 pm
Forum: Introversion Blog
Topic: 2008 in Hindsight, part 3 of 3
Replies: 56
Views: 72566

Wow - I had no idea that Introversion was in such dire straits. I don't post on here often (if at all) but I'm a big Introversion fan and would be devastated if you went under. I think you're on the right track, though. You seemed to be asking the question in these 3 blog posts, "What did we do...
by darthkiwi
Mon Feb 23, 2009 10:40 pm
Forum: Introversion Lounge
Topic: Creationism.
Replies: 95
Views: 17318

I mean it. Show me a war that WASN'T caused by religion. You can't. Every war was, in its core, caused by different beliefs. While religious differences are sometimes a cause of war, and are often a factor (or are exploited by the warmakers), it's by no means the only reason for war. Take Edward I'...
by darthkiwi
Thu Jan 22, 2009 8:20 pm
Forum: Introversion Blog
Topic: Xiotex - demo
Replies: 42
Views: 46412

Very nice, especially the gloomy yet psychedelic style. And I wasn't expecting the tilt when you turn - took me completely by surprise but once I got used to the idea (ie. ten seconds at most) I loved it.
by darthkiwi
Thu Jan 08, 2009 3:04 pm
Forum: Introversion Blog
Topic: Xiotex - Coder art, reticule and floating point errors
Replies: 7
Views: 15034

See, this is what I like about Introversion. It sounds like you got the go-ahead to make Xiotex because you thought it was cool, and you're more than willing to take criticism in the name of improving the game.
by darthkiwi
Sat Jan 03, 2009 8:32 pm
Forum: Introversion Blog
Topic: It's all in your head, Part 13
Replies: 89
Views: 100876

This is looking incredible - the final game looks as though it will be a breathtaking, complex, rewarding... thing, whatever it'll be! On the subject of people, who may or may not be for scale purposes - wouldn't it be rather boring to simulate a city, and then not populate it? I, for one, am hoping...
by darthkiwi
Sun Jan 06, 2008 12:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: The continents - any advantages/disadvantages for each?
Replies: 5
Views: 1525

The continents - any advantages/disadvantages for each?

Hey, just bought DEFCON - loving it to bits. Like Chess, but with nukes. Chilling. My question is - there are 6 continents, but are there any particular advantages/disadvantages to each? Almost like Starcraft, or Red Alert. More subtly, do the size/shapes of continents affect gameplay that much? For...
by darthkiwi
Sun Jan 06, 2008 12:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: The demo is making it hard for me to buy =) No Invert Mouse
Replies: 9
Views: 2881

In this regard, don't think that you are moving the camera, or the landscape. You are moving a cursor across the landscape, and the camera follows the cursor. This is why the controls are RTS-like -- the camera follows the mouse. Actually, purely out of interest, which is moved by the mouse? Is it ...

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