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Old 22-05-2013, 12:58 PM   #1
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Hi everybody!

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I'm Matt, I'm 19 and I'm currently studying Computing at Plymouth University. My hobbies include playing games, making games, writing about games as well as football, movies and all the usual stuff.

My Steam name is the same as my username so feel free to add me on there.

It's been a while since I've been on a gaming forum and I'm looking forward to getting involved in discussions and getting to know you all!

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Old 22-05-2013, 01:01 PM   #2
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Hey Matt, welcome to the forums .

Making games? Any examples?

What sort of games do you play on PC?
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Old 22-05-2013, 01:19 PM   #3
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Thanks

I made a few small games in college, but none that I feel proud enough of to show here. I'm currently working on a puzzle-based mod for Amnesia: The Dark Descent that I will post about as it progresses.

I play a lot of indie games, action games and RPGs but I'm starting to get more into strategy games with Civilization V and XCOM. I also play the occasional game of TF2.
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Old 22-05-2013, 01:23 PM   #4
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I'd be interested to see some of the games that you made - I also doubt I'd be able to play your mod for Amnesia.



Do you play many online/co-op games besides TF2?
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Old 22-05-2013, 01:43 PM   #5
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To be honest I'm not sure if I even still have the games I made in college, and most of them were made before I knew anything about programming, so there's not much to show

I'm actually making sure to avoid all the horror aspects of the engine and focusing purely on the puzzles so there's no worries there!

I play a bit of Killing Floor and Star Wars: Battlefront II since the recent sale but it's mainly shooters. I hear a lot about DOTA 2 though so I'll probably give that a go soon.

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Old 22-05-2013, 01:56 PM   #6
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I'm actually making sure to avoid all the horror aspects of the engine and focusing purely on the puzzles so there's no worries there!
But isn't the horror sort of the point? A maze would be amazing with puzzles and scary things round corners.. I thought that's what Amnesia was anyway? Puzzles and scary things.

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I play a bit of Killing Floor and Star Wars: Battlefront II since the recent sale but it's mainly shooters. I hear a lot about DOTA 2 though so I'll probably give that a go soon.
Killing floor is a favorite of mine (ours). Love me some zombies. I've got a ton of DOTA 2 keys if you want one. Played it myself for a bit but wasn't a huge fan of the MOBA genre.
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Old 22-05-2013, 02:03 PM   #7
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Old 22-05-2013, 02:38 PM   #8
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But isn't the horror sort of the point? A maze would be amazing with puzzles and scary things round corners.. I thought that's what Amnesia was anyway? Puzzles and scary things.
That's true of the original, but the engine is perfect for making a puzzle game. There are so many amnesia mods filled with jump scares that if I made one it would just get lost in the crowd, while the puzzle elements are underused.

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Killing floor is a favorite of mine (ours). Love me some zombies. I've got a ton of DOTA 2 keys if you want one. Played it myself for a bit but wasn't a huge fan of the MOBA genre.
I'd love to have a game of Killing Floor with you guys sometime. A DOTA 2 key would be great too!

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Old 22-05-2013, 02:46 PM   #9
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That's true of the original, but the engine is perfect for making a puzzle game. There are so many amnesia mods filled with jump scares that if I made one it would just get lost in the crowd, while the puzzle elements are underused.
I'm sure you're a better judge than I. I've not touched the game due to the scare elements :P

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I'd love to have a game of Killing Floor with you guys sometime. A DOTA 2 key would be great too!
Add me on Steam - I think my username is kaosticx.. http://steamcommunity.com/id/kaosticx

I'll drop you a DOTA 2 key tonight if you remind me.

As for Killing Floor, we tend to have impromptu matches every now and then with about four or five of us. I'll be sure to give you a shout next time we do!
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Hi there I'll add you on steam!
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Hey Matt, you'll fit in just fine here
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Thanks everyone, this site seems pretty cool, although I'm a little disappointed no one replied "Hi Dr Nick!" :P
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In by a marge-in there Rash..
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If you don't mind me bart-ing in, we are not doing a pun thread that's welcoming a newcomer in!
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Bah, that's a bit duff, man!
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EY UP Matt. Something about his place attracts Plymothians... even ones by default like me.

Not that I am not constantly scheming my return to the real world... DERBYSHIRE! :P
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Come on guys, I'm groening at these puns.
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