The Dink Network

"Dink Smallwood, a 1998 RPG that inspired huge games like Borderlands and Baldur’s Gate"

May 21st, 10:32 PM
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millimeter
Peasant Male Canada
Millimeter is Wee-Lamm, Recording Artist. :-) 
"and even Dink Smallwood" is high praise.

I suspect Dink also inspired a popular Jagex offering.
Thank you for the link.
May 22nd, 01:29 AM
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ExDeathevn
Peasant Male New Zealand xbox steam
Don't look at me, I'm a ghost 
I skim read, and it includes "Dink Smallwood HD" on the thing. So much for classic.
Amusing find though.
May 22nd, 02:47 AM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
can't flim flam the glim glam 
gamemisinformer. typical.

also, great. dinkhd being pushed as the standard, yet again.
May 22nd, 03:09 AM
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yeoldetoast
Peasant Australia steam
I've come to get my meat 
Yes they should have included the cracked 1.02 release for nostalgia's sake. Now all we need are Milder Funko Pops. I've asked them which games have the developer commentary and concept art because they haven't specified it anywhere, but according to Seth's Twitter, Dink is one of the titles featuring commentary.
May 22nd, 03:34 AM
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I think they're basing that on both of those games having a Dink Smallwood easter egg in them. To be fair, they didn't specify how big of an inspiration it might have been...
May 22nd, 09:23 AM
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Bluedy
Peasant Male Romania steam bloop
I like Frutti Fresh 
These things are sold though......
So this guy makes money by selling other peoples games?
May 22nd, 10:28 AM
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ebilV
Peasant Male
 
Huh, I had no idea there's Dink eastereggs in Borderlands and Baldur's Gate.. What are they?
May 22nd, 01:32 PM
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In the tales of the sword coast expansion, when you're sent into an ice prison, you can shout something along the lines of being Dinkamus Littlelog in search of the holy groundhog. Not sure what the one in Borderlands was, just remember someone mentioning it. Something about a bus??
May 23rd, 02:15 PM
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yeoldetoast
Peasant Australia steam
I've come to get my meat 
They were nice enough to get back to me with a full list of what's included!

>Some are full with lots of concept art, sketches, beta screenshots etc, some are quite basic and just have key art + GIFs, so how much stuff is in each game's gallery varies! Any other game on V3 not mentioned here is fully playable and preserved on the Mixtape via the custom games launcher (and has a page in the full-colour manual), but hasn't got a gallery or developer audio commentary feature.

After Midnight - Gallery
Dank Tomb - Gallery
Die in the Dungeon CLASSIC - Gallery
Dink Smallwood HD - Gallery + Commentary Audio
ESTIGMA - Gallery
Finterior Decorator - Gallery
FurnCap - Gallery
Gone Wandering - Gallery + Commentary Audio
Hot Pot Panic - Gallery + Commentary Audio
Inferna - Gallery
It's Paper Guy! - Gallery
Jayce - Gallery
liminal ranger - Gallery + Commentary Audio
Only Cassette Coloring! - Gallery
Palmystery - Gallery
PEN GUNS - Gallery
Saucy Boy Adventures - Gallery
Seaway - Gallery
SHOTDOGS - Commentary Audio
Slide in the Woods - Gallery
SpaceScape - Gallery
Spectrum Valley - Gallery
The Telwynium - Gallery + Commentary Audio
Ugby Mumba 3 - Gallery
DEMO: Esse Proxy - Gallery
DEMO: Lost Nova - Gallery + Commentary Audio
DEMO: Pompom: The Great Space Rescue - Gallery
May 23rd, 03:56 PM
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redink1
King Male United States xbox steam bloop
A mother ducking wizard 
Cool, thanks toast! I'll probably try to buy one for fun.
May 24th, 03:11 PM
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ebilV
Peasant Male
 
DinkHD has Commentary Audio?!
May 28th, 11:07 AM
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redink1
King Male United States xbox steam bloop
A mother ducking wizard 
I think the commentary audio is only available with this mix tape thing.

I did end up buying it (even though I forgot until yesterday), I'll let you know what I find.
June 16th, 09:51 PM
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redink1
King Male United States xbox steam bloop
A mother ducking wizard 
My Super Rare Mixtape Vol 3 arrived today. It does look pretty nice. I didn't realize that it is designed so you run the games right off the USB stick (which seems clever).

I can confirm that there is audio commentary - but it is very minimal. It's just over 2 minutes, outside of the game, and it includes Seth speaking a little bit about how (and why) they created Dink Smallwood.

We do get a bit of a shoutout - "[Dink] still has a somewhat active community making new add-ons".

The concept art gallery is also minimal (only two images), but I don't think I've seen them before. For example, there's a "Wizard Isle' concept on graph paper.

I'm a bit hesitant to share these artifacts - maybe in a few years, after the mixtape is sold out and completely unavailable.
June 17th, 02:05 AM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
can't flim flam the glim glam 
seth is a fecking liar. we asked him recently about concepts that didn't make it to the game and he said nothin

wizard isle? HOLDING OUT, SETH?! WHAT ELSE
June 17th, 03:54 PM
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ebilV
Peasant Male
 
This is both interesting and disappointing to hear...

>I'm a bit hesitant to share these artifacts - maybe in a few years, after the mixtape is sold out and completely unavailable.
Understandable, publicly posting them just after getting the mixtape would be in bad taste.

>seth is a fecking liar. we asked him recently about concepts that didn't make it to the game and he said nothin
>wizard isle? HOLDING OUT, SETH?! WHAT ELSE

He probably just forgot about them.
June 17th, 08:46 PM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
can't flim flam the glim glam 
he sure as hell did not forget. too convenient. "forgot" is more like. or he's just making shit up because he had nothing interesting to say about the development of the game the time we emailed.