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Messages - Blackthorne

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Well, social media and a change in my time management from day to day! In the hayday, I didn't have shit to do except sit on the net and post about things.  I've got so much more to think about. Deadlines and who to please. What to leave in... what to leave out.  Against the wind.  I'm still running against the wind. I'm older now but still running against the wind.


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I really liked The Force Awakens.  It was a fun sci-fi flick.  Great climax and denoument.  Rogue One was amazing.  A war movie set in the Star Wars Universe. The Last Jedi was amazing - a real commentary about aging, failure, loss and redemption.  I think many people had a problem with that film because it makes them confront less than savory aspects of aging and personal failure.  Hero worship, hero cults and the notion of heroism is challenged as you age - and your failures can over-take you.  The contrast of youth and aging in this film hit me hard.  I understand much these days about getting older, losing your optimism, spirit and faith in things.  It definitely turned the Star Wars universe and cult worship on its head, and I like that.  It challenged me and my notions and I think we need more creative arts like that.  Too often we have art and entertainment that merely confirms our own notions and bias.

Haven't seen Solo yet, but I intend to.  Don't care who or what Lando is into, because he's awesome. 

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Quest for Infamy / Re: Quest for Infamy v2.0 progress thread
« on: April 24, 2018, 08:04:57 PM »
If you'd like to join the beta test for v2.0, let me know and you could be playing it really soon.  Still fixing minor bugs here and there, though.  That's mainly the issue - I don't have enough playtesters and time myself to play it to test.  I need 36 hours in a day, and a better source of revenue, hahah.  But seriously, if you want to play the beta, let me know.


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Banter and Chit-Chat! / Re: Health food Sucks/
« on: April 14, 2018, 11:02:04 AM »
Everything that is enjoyable is "bad for you".

If you don't care about living long, indulge all you want.  If you'd like to live a little longer, practice moderation.  If you'd like to live forever, and spend the last 20 years of your life as a withered, useless husk of a human being whose organs and systems are still going despite their insistence that you cease functions... deny yourself anything indulgent ever and live an incredibly boring life, all while trying to convince yourself that you are somehow better than others.

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IQ Chat / Re: Where's the lame, obvious April Fool's Day post?
« on: April 01, 2018, 12:03:48 PM »
And nice use of my Space Quest logo font!   ;)

Hahah, I thought you'd get a kick out of that.  Nice work, sir.


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IQ Chat / Re: Where's the lame, obvious April Fool's Day post?
« on: April 01, 2018, 10:27:50 AM »
Here's a selection of our next few projects.


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IQ Chat / Re: Where's the lame, obvious April Fool's Day post?
« on: April 01, 2018, 10:26:53 AM »
What? US?

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Banter and Chit-Chat! / Re: " A recollection of times past".
« on: March 25, 2018, 10:31:29 AM »
It's not depressing, Chad. I'm approaching 40 in a month here myself, and I look back on my own failures and successes.  Life isn't a perfect, triumphant straight line.  It's full of peaks and valleys, highs and lows... but if you can work through the crap and get somewhere better, then you've done okay.  I'm glad that the silly things we make here are a positive force in your life.  You just helped me check a "win" box in my own life assessment, so thank you! You've always been supportive and it really does mean a lot.  Thank you.


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IQ Chat / Re: What's the status of Roehm to Ruin?
« on: March 22, 2018, 07:39:05 PM »
Goatmeal,

I did have that heart attack omg


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IQ Chat / Re: What's the status of Roehm to Ruin?
« on: March 21, 2018, 09:30:22 AM »
It's nice to see that there are people excited about Roehm to Ruin - though, honestly, it makes me a little nervous.  RtR is a much smaller game than QFI was.  I really like it, and it's fun - it's a great little chapter in the QFI story - but I don't think we'd ever be able to make a game as large as QFI again.  That was just a crazy time - we all had high hopes and lots of ambition.  Our scope has been tempered for sure... I was going through the gigabytes of raw files for QFI, not only the finished assets, but the sketches, ideas, unused stuff... that was a huge production.   I do hope you'll enjoy Roehm to Ruin, though.

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Quest for Infamy / Re: Thank you for letting me relive my childhood!
« on: March 21, 2018, 09:27:58 AM »
thanks! I'm glad you enjoyed the game... many of us grew up in the same time, so it's been fun to make the kind of games we loved growing up.


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IQ Chat / Re: What's the status of Roehm to Ruin?
« on: March 18, 2018, 09:48:08 AM »
I really feel as if engagement will move back to forums like this.  I think a lot of people tire of the social media construct, especially on facebook.

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IQ Chat / Re: What's the status of Roehm to Ruin?
« on: March 17, 2018, 04:44:13 PM »
Hmm. I have no idea why it requires one to to do that.  I don't really use the IQ Facebook Page much any more, either.  Facebook is dying and it's doubly terrible for business or fan pages.  Unless you want to pay for their crappy ads, you get no reach on there.  I use twitter a lot and post a lot of updates there @IQ_Adventures - When Roehm to Ruin is ready to be released, it'll be announced here for sure, with a news/blog post which will cross post on the forums here and on the front page.

Like Klytos said, it's mostly the audience that migrated away from forums, not us.  I like using the forums just fine here, but I also don't have as much time to forum dwell as I did 14 years ago when I really started doing this stuff. Sigh.

Like Kaldire said, Roehm to Ruin is just about done.  We'll be finishing recording the voices and implementing them in the game, a few final rounds of testing and then out into the world to be played by the literal dozens of fans of ours!


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Quest for Infamy / Re: Quest for Infamy v2.0 progress thread
« on: February 25, 2018, 05:24:06 PM »
Hey, we're still working on it.  Mostly it needs testing at this point, and we haven't had a lot of available help on that.  I've played it a bunch and corrected a few minor things, but it's pretty close.  It's just tough when you're relying on volunteers.


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IQ Chat / Re: What's the status of Roehm to Ruin?
« on: February 24, 2018, 12:44:42 PM »
Yeah, and my free time for chatting on forums isn't in high supply either, these days.  Free time I have, I spend working on the games!! Roehm to Ruin is coming along, as is an update to Space Quest II.  After we release Roehm to Ruin, I can turn my focus back to Order of the Thorne: Fortress of Fire and finish that game up.  Still got a lot of story left to tell.


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