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has anyone heard of bobs game?

on: January 08, 2009, 10:20:11 am
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http://www.bobsgame.com/

bob? do you visit here per chance?

I think you need some help?


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Re: has anyone heard of bobs game?

Reply #1 on: January 08, 2009, 11:46:43 am
I was actually behind this guy for a while, but when he says stuff like, "I am far better than Miyamoto, Itoi, Kojima, Carmack, and Wright COMBINED." I have a real hard time taking him seriously.

I'm always impressed when someone creates a game single handedly. I know first hand how hard it is to learn to program and do art. But just because he is making it alone does not mean the game will be great, even good. Cave Story proved it was possible, but it is still not the norm. I think he should release a demo. The video of the game was alright, but I could hardly tell what was going on.

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Re: has anyone heard of bobs game?

Reply #2 on: January 08, 2009, 02:26:55 pm
"I am the GREATEST GAME DEVELOPER THAT EVER LIVED.
I am a GENIUS, and I will be around for the next 40 years- eating away at your company until it exists no longer.
I will find way after way to slowly destroy your bottom line, and your business will fail.
The name NINTENDO will be forgotten, a discarded husk like so many others.
"bob's game" will live on FOREVER."

Ok cool, guy is a nutcase (:

I haven't read a single word that he's said about his own game where he doesn't tell me how good it is or generally what I should think about it.

So I thought that 'hey guy, you've got a kinda shitty marketing sense, you'll have to get people excited by other means and THEN let the game speak for itself'

but now I realize that the guy just has a case of hubris/narcissism/not well in the head, so I guess that explains things.
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Re: has anyone heard of bobs game?

Reply #3 on: January 08, 2009, 02:35:53 pm
I guess strict isolation is not for everybody. Also I kinda doubt Nintendo cares. Hubris indeed.
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Re: has anyone heard of bobs game?

Reply #4 on: January 08, 2009, 04:01:21 pm
crikey it has been a while - JAD's now a MOD! :O

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Re: has anyone heard of bobs game?

Reply #5 on: January 08, 2009, 04:14:20 pm
Wow, just wow.
Apart from the obvious mockering, the game donīt look to hot.
Other from the fact the game has apparantly millions of characters, I donīt really see why should it be groundbreaking as he
discribe it. Still a bit respect to him, if he worked really for the last 5 years alone on it.

Useless drama though.

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Re: has anyone heard of bobs game?

Reply #6 on: January 08, 2009, 10:04:08 pm
I was fairly interested when I first discovered his game.

But after seeing some design choices I find to be plain bad, and his delusions of grandeur- kinda lost all interest.

I think he'll eventually give up on locking himself up/whatever and release it as freeware :sigh:
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Re: has anyone heard of bobs game?

Reply #7 on: January 08, 2009, 11:04:28 pm
He needs to learn to sell himself as humble and get rid of annoying sound effects if he truly wants what he says he does.  :blind:

The game is sub par and his manner of addressing Nintendo is very rude. I don't know what he expects. In five years I would think he could have done a lot more in the ways of art. Art really sells a game, and his looks like rpg maker community graphics. It's much more important to make it visually pleasing than to add annoying scrolling effects or otherwise give in to feature creeping. At least in my opinion.

I applaud him for the effort but not much else.

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Re: has anyone heard of bobs game?

Reply #8 on: January 10, 2009, 12:59:42 am
Heh, I actually supported this guy for a while :crazy:

His game seems decent, but really. I doubt Nintendo's gonna take him very serious after this.
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Re: has anyone heard of bobs game?

Reply #9 on: January 11, 2009, 02:44:52 pm
wow. Just found out. What can you say really? I feel bad for the guy...I personally couldnt care less cause it seems to be all about walking around talking to NPCs....and I've never had any interest in that....maybe if the characters showed some extraordinary depth or charm...but they are just plentiful which in a story sense is always bad.
PS: did you notice he was the endboss? did he make the game self-referential?


Just to make conversation....TakaM, what are those design choices?
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