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New D-Mods: Silent Protagonist Contest Entries

January 5th 2015, 06:23 AM
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redink1
King Male United States xbox steam bloop
A mother ducking wizard 
The Silent Protagonist Contest began on October 24th, and the deadline was just moments ago. Three entries have been submitted.

Here they are, in order of submission:

First, megadogV2 has submitted his first D-Mod Silence. This D-Mod follows a character named Imogen, who loses her voice, and must go on an adventure to find it again.

Next, the copiously creative duo of CocoMonkey and MsDink worked together on Dinkgon Warrior. This is an adaptation of the NES classic Dragon Warrior (or Dragon Quest as it was called in Japan). This is a turn-based adventure, and follows up until you rescue the princess.

And finally, I submitted Cast Awakening Part 5: Revolution. This is a rogue-like-like, and is essentially a randomized dungeon crawler with a variety of weapons, enemies, locations, and secrets.

Best of luck to everyone!

For more details about the voting, please see the comments.

Voting Rules

Because we have three entries, each team (megadogV2, CocoMonkey/MsDink, and me) will each select the best entry following the criteria laid out in the original contest post:

1) The theme for this contest is Silent Protagonist. This means that, outside of the introduction and/or finale, the player character can not talk. The spirit of the contest would be to create a standard Dink-style D-Mod, but one in which the character does not (or cannot) talk.

2) The D-Mod should be fairly short. The map must be 60 screens or less. Ideally, it would be a Romp (or small Quest).

3) Judging will be done by the contest entrants themselves (where you cannot vote for your own D-Mod). In case of a team effort, that team gets one vote.

4) The D-Mods will be judged both on overall quality and how well they follow the theme.

Based on those criteria, each team will select the best entry. After playing through each entry (you don't need to necessarily complete each entry), please send your votes to scratcher and sparrowhawk. (I don't want to see the votes beforehand, just so there's no chance I could split the vote and result in a tie or win or whatever).

Let's try to get our votes in by around January 19th. If we get them sooner, all the better.

If you have any questions, please post below.
January 5th 2015, 06:41 AM
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yeoldetoast
Peasant Female Australia steam
discord.gg/Ukugfbh 
If everyone votes for each other does that mean everyone can place first?
January 5th 2015, 07:41 AM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
can't flim flam the glim glam 
Part 5? Where the hell are 2-4?
January 5th 2015, 08:24 AM
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CocoMonkey
Bard Male United States
Please Cindy, say the whole name each time. 
End of Time and FIAT are 4 and 3 respectively, as I recall. 2 doesn't exist.
January 5th 2015, 08:36 AM
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ExDeathEvn
Peasant Male New Zealand xbox steam
Don't look at me, I'm a ghost 
"Because we have three entries, each team (megadogV2, CocoMonkey/MsDink, and me) will each select the best entry following the criteria laid out in the original contest post"

That kind of sounds like only the contest entrants get to vote... I'm assuming that's the case?
January 5th 2015, 08:50 AM
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Marpro
Peasant Male bloop
-- Marp Ro 
Good luck to all contenders!

I'll check 'em out later tonight.
January 5th 2015, 10:13 AM
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redink1
King Male United States xbox steam bloop
A mother ducking wizard 
That's correct, only the entrants vote.

If there is a tie, then there will be a popular vote.
January 5th 2015, 11:17 AM
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scratcher
Bard Male Finland bloop
cigarette bonca 
How sexy. I'll play these after I've finished Dragon Age: Inquisition, and tell who should've won.

This contest also gets an honourable achievement for NOT having its deadline extended. Can't remember the last time that happened. I almost went for the beg, but I probably wouldn't have finished anyway, so I refrained.
January 5th 2015, 11:20 AM
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CocoMonkey
Bard Male United States
Please Cindy, say the whole name each time. 
Only two possible outcomes exist for the vote: a three-way tie, or 2-1-0.
January 5th 2015, 12:08 PM
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leprochaun
Peasant Male Japan xbox steam bloop
Responsible for making things not look like ass 
I'm going to go ahead and guess that Dragon Age: Inquisition will win.
January 5th 2015, 02:09 PM
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megadogV2
Peasant Male New Zealand bloop
Only paritally dead. 
To be fair, that's still four permutations. That outcomes can be {Tie, I_win, you_win, redink_wins}.
January 5th 2015, 04:40 PM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
can't flim flam the glim glam 
So if only the entrants vote, why even publicly post a voting thread? Just show us the DMODs after voting, or not at all. We can see the results later or vote when it needs to happen. Plus, it really doesn't make sense to lock voting to just the creators. You could easily get 1 vote for each and resort to letting us vote anyways.

End of Time and FIAT are 4 and 3 respectively, as I recall. 2 doesn't exist.

Wat.
January 5th 2015, 11:34 PM
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megadogV2
Peasant Male New Zealand bloop
Only paritally dead. 
Well, it appears I forgot to remove the Start-X button, sitting in the middle of the screen. Please don't use that. I'll patch it (and some other things, there's a lot to fix) once voting is over, but that's a big no-no.
January 6th 2015, 02:15 AM
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DinkKiller
Peasant Male United States xbox steam
The world could always use more heroes 
Good efforts guys. I played all three entries and they were all interesting D-mods. I have a definitive favorite and least favorite, should voting go to the public.

I hope this means Cast Awakening Part 2 might become a thing now
January 6th 2015, 03:17 AM
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leprochaun
Peasant Male Japan xbox steam bloop
Responsible for making things not look like ass 
Well, it appears I forgot to remove the Start-X button, sitting in the middle of the screen. Please don't use that. I'll patch it (and some other things, there's a lot to fix) once voting is over, but that's a big no-no.

Now that you've told me not to click it, I'm probably going to click it at least twice.
January 6th 2015, 03:26 AM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
can't flim flam the glim glam 
Regarding Cast Awakening 5...that sword. 99999 gold. That's uh...that's randomized too...right?
January 6th 2015, 07:11 AM
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yeoldetoast
Peasant Female Australia steam
discord.gg/Ukugfbh 
All it seems to do is skip the introduction so it's pretty useful.
January 6th 2015, 07:34 AM
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redink1
King Male United States xbox steam bloop
A mother ducking wizard 
The 99999 sword is special; it really costs that much, but it is worth it.

Other bonuses, weapons, and spells vary in cost depending on what stage you're on.

Mr Toast: the extra start button on Silence also seems to set all of your stats to 9, in addition to skipping the intro
January 6th 2015, 02:04 PM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
can't flim flam the glim glam 
The 99999 sword is special; it really costs that much, but it is worth it.

Other bonuses, weapons, and spells vary in cost depending on what stage you're on.


So an end game or similar sword in a not end game sort of level? There was no way I could afford that thing, even at endgame. I'll do another run. I need to see how that thing is worth it.

EDIT: ...but it's in level 1...
January 6th 2015, 02:06 PM
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redink1
King Male United States xbox steam bloop
A mother ducking wizard 
Wells can be filled
January 6th 2015, 02:09 PM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
can't flim flam the glim glam 
Ah, yes. That.

January 6th 2015, 03:24 PM
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Quiztis
Peasant Male Sweden steam bloop
Life? What's that? Can I download it?! 
It's incredible!

Gah! The fish can drop down on the NPCs!
January 6th 2015, 05:05 PM
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iplayDINK
Peasant Male Sweden steam
Hmm.. 
Wow, I'm not here for a couple of months and this happens?! Cool! Hope to play them soon.
January 6th 2015, 08:15 PM
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Skull
Peasant Male Finland bloop
"I'd like to be a tree..." 
Had a D-Mod in making for this, but just couldn't beat the deadline. But glad to see there were at least a few entries. Should be interesting.
January 7th 2015, 11:16 AM
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schnapper
Peasant Male Heard Island And Mcdonald Islands
Let us save our effort and just lie down and die. 
Dear friends: there can and will be no ties if all possible voters do vote. There are 4 entrants and 3 entries, which will result in an inevitable winner.

Whew! I feel like I contributed something to the contest
January 7th 2015, 12:15 PM
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leprochaun
Peasant Male Japan xbox steam bloop
Responsible for making things not look like ass 
There are only 3 entrants. Cocomonkey and MsDink don't both get a vote. They share a single vote. In case of a team effort, that team gets one vote.
January 7th 2015, 07:06 PM
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schnapper
Peasant Male Heard Island And Mcdonald Islands
Let us save our effort and just lie down and die. 
What a retarded rule. There. Still contributed... graffiti is a contribution, right?
January 7th 2015, 07:57 PM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
can't flim flam the glim glam 
^
January 7th 2015, 09:16 PM
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CocoMonkey
Bard Male United States
Please Cindy, say the whole name each time. 
If your team could have two votes, that'd actually reduce that entry's chances of winning.
January 8th 2015, 12:57 PM
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Bluedy
Peasant Male Romania steam bloop
Flyest artist you know 
All of them seem cool,totally gonna check them out!
January 8th 2015, 07:35 PM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
can't flim flam the glim glam 
If your team could have two votes, that'd actually reduce that entry's chances of winning.

Not if we can vote too.
January 8th 2015, 08:07 PM
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leprochaun
Peasant Male Japan xbox steam bloop
Responsible for making things not look like ass 
Not if we can vote too.

It would still reduce the chances.
January 8th 2015, 09:03 PM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
can't flim flam the glim glam 
No it wouldn't.
January 8th 2015, 10:38 PM
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megadogV2
Peasant Male New Zealand bloop
Only paritally dead. 
Yes, there's one more vote on an entry that's not theirs. That reduces their chance of winning, even if minutely.
January 8th 2015, 10:43 PM
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CocoMonkey
Bard Male United States
Please Cindy, say the whole name each time. 
Not that I think "Dinkgon Warrior" is winning anything either way. Has anybody here even played it?
January 8th 2015, 10:45 PM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
can't flim flam the glim glam 
Yes, there's one more vote on an entry that's not theirs. That reduces their chance of winning, even if minutely.

I'm saying if we all voted, not just the creators.

Not that I think "Dinkgon Warrior" is winning anything either way. Has anybody here even played it?

Yes.
January 10th 2015, 12:57 AM
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megadogV2
Peasant Male New Zealand bloop
Only paritally dead. 
Skurn, I get that, but they still have to vote for two things that aren't theirs. That reduces their chances regardless.

I've played both D-Mods, btw. I currently feel like I'll be the 0 in a 2-1-0 split (or maybe, just maybe, a 1 in a 1-1-1 split). No way in hell I'm winning this thing.
January 10th 2015, 01:13 AM
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schnapper
Peasant Male Heard Island And Mcdonald Islands
Let us save our effort and just lie down and die. 
This Re: voting

And besides, all entrants have the prize: Fooking sweet mods that will never die... unless Redink gets sick of paying to host all this Scheiße

Ed: swear filter will change link URLs too.
January 10th 2015, 03:34 AM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
can't flim flam the glim glam 
Nice 404.
January 10th 2015, 08:59 PM
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Toof
Peasant Male
I disagree. 
Walking down the map of MsDink...
January 10th 2015, 10:27 PM
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yEoldetoast
Peasant Female Australia steam
discord.gg/Ukugfbh 
I still don't understand what a "repast" is.
January 10th 2015, 11:27 PM
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CocoMonkey
Bard Male United States
Please Cindy, say the whole name each time. 
Y'know, a meal.
January 11th 2015, 04:28 AM
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yeoldetoast
Peasant Female Australia steam
discord.gg/Ukugfbh 
That makes sense. I have never heard the term used. Just looking it up, it's apparently an old French word.
January 11th 2015, 05:28 AM
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zeddexx
Peasant Male New Zealand
I'm pretty sure I'm worth atleast SIX goats... 
Squeeze my biscuits.
January 11th 2015, 06:10 AM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
can't flim flam the glim glam 
Oh, zeddy, I thought you'd never request that!

*blushes while going over to zeddexx's oven to squeeze the biscuits he baked*
January 11th 2015, 07:03 PM
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Paul
Peasant Male United States
 
So I've been playing Revolution (haven't tried the others yet). I've got as far as Night, and so far I'm not finding it too hard, but I may have been fairly lucky this game (found several mega potions).

I had several crashes earlier while playing with FreeDink. Bad crashes too, they broke my save so I'd have to start all over. But it actually seems more stable in 1.08 for me.

My biggest gripe with this d-mod is that you can only carry one melee and one ranged weapon, so once I find something that works I'm disinclined to experiment with anything new I come across.
January 11th 2015, 07:46 PM
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redink1
King Male United States xbox steam bloop
A mother ducking wizard 
That's unfortunate; I saw quite a few crashes with v1.08 during development (I fixed them as I came upon them), but I hadn't seen any crashes at all with FreeDink.

Were the broken save games salvageable at all? If so, I wouldn't mind taking a look at them.
January 12th 2015, 11:14 AM
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Paul
Peasant Male United States
 
It happened twice I think, in both cases what happened after the crash is I'd load up the d-mod and appear on a screen with a portal and nothing else, not even Dink. Since sprite 1 is disabled I couldn't pull up the Escape menu or anything, so I had to delete the save to restore the d-mod to a playable state.

I just dug one of them out of the recycle bin in case you're still interested in looking at it. What's the best way to send it to you?
January 12th 2015, 10:08 PM
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redink1
King Male United States xbox steam bloop
A mother ducking wizard 
If you could e-mail it to dwalma@gmail.com , that would be grand.
February 9th 2015, 06:06 AM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
can't flim flam the glim glam 
I spawned in a duck statue...