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« Reply #15 on: May 23, 2009, 09:12:44 PM »

i am sorry to hear about this, you may be having a hard time.I still think that you have talent in your work, i studied medicine and had some problems and sometimes though i could not end my studies and had doubts on those times of my possibilities but ended working through the hards times. Keep things on your mind clear and time will give you new oportunities.
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« Reply #16 on: May 23, 2009, 10:42:18 PM »

Am also sorry to hear this Alec, only advice I could give ya is don't work yourself off a cliff. Do the more important things first.
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« Reply #17 on: May 24, 2009, 02:28:36 PM »

 Sad Now here's some bad news, it's always nasty to hear about good team breaking up - especially when it has happened twice. It's of course impossible for an outsider to say anything concerning team's inner problems, as everything seemed fine, but if a team like that separates it tells there's been more than minor problems. Hopefully it made thing clear and taught something.

For now (in my opinion), you should better to have some space and time to think things straight, and you shouldn't keep all pressures alone. You already have been making Aquaria, that's a great trophy indeed. I simply don't have words to describe that game enough.

Lastly a small cliché ; You have skills, and with faith to those skills and to yourself any obstacles are passable.
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« Reply #18 on: May 24, 2009, 06:43:29 PM »

Well, Alec, the deal certainly sucks. If you have any desire to de-stress and center yourself, gaining more focus and joy, there's a center for the meditation I do in London Ont. you can access info on our website, www.thebrightpath.com

I would love to see you happy and peaceful in spite of the crappy situation in which you find yourself. Maybe there's an even better graphic artist out there who hasn't discovered Aquaria yet.....
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« Reply #19 on: May 24, 2009, 10:52:58 PM »

Ugh, that sucks a lot, Alec! o_o I come to check the forum to see if the Soundtrack is out yet and I see this. You have my support - it must be tough.

I'd even love to help you out myself, but I'm not sure you're looking for any now. It would be a shame to let your talents rot somewhere because it didn't work out with your previous teams.
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« Reply #20 on: May 25, 2009, 01:43:20 PM »

I think that there certainly could be an Aquaria 2: a fan-made one!
All the tools are there; we just need someone with the drive to "git r' done."

I think the first thing to do would be to open a thread discussing the plot, then assemble a team to start actually constructing the game. I'm sure Alec would be willing to provide advice, etc. too.


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« Reply #21 on: May 26, 2009, 10:01:07 AM »

well, this is harder than you think. Most people in this forum (well at least myself) has no idea of programming, or any art skills.And this would be really time consuming project.I feel i would like to help but also i can't help much.
Others (danger mouse with his lost treasure mod) are working a year know in his mods and are not even nearly finish.
But of course i would apreciate an Aquaria 2 mod (with for example a sky town and tecnological gadgets with magical skills) and i agree in one thing.People who are working alone in their mod should work better in one big together.
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« Reply #22 on: May 26, 2009, 01:32:47 PM »

I'll be starting a game design study next year (end of this school year), which will take 4 years, maybe half way through the year I might be a bit more helpful, if at all.
Just know there are enough people willing to help you Alec, even though I think that when people don't work on or around your level it won't help at all. I've noticed this multiple times with myself, I too have a few areas I shine at.
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« Reply #23 on: May 26, 2009, 05:52:37 PM »

I was an art and English major at university; did some writing; wrote a book; helped a group of teenage boys do the old-fashioned cel type animated filmmaking on their own time and got grants to do that with students; we won state and national awards. Was an art teacher (all levels from public school to university) and have artistic ability; designed my own website, but I don't think I have the right skills for this. Nevertheless I an intrigued by the notion of helping to expand on Aquaria with a group of people. No longer have an ego the size of Brazil (the meditation helps with that) and although quite blunt, I play well with others and seldom run with scissors. Am dogged and jump in with both feet when I find something that makes my heart sing. Am retired and not real busy, although I travel a lot. Grew, sold and hybridized odontoglossum orchids for 20 years; before that had 22 tanks of tropical fish including saltwater. Have bright, quirky, loving friends of all ages all over the world. I'm willing to help if I can... Just wish I were getting Naija's memories; those cutscenes are just not happening; it would certainly help with the plot aspects. It would be nice if Alec could hint less and direct more with his vision, if this ever gets off the ground; possibly though a PM group. I have never seen a more lush, dynamic, free-form, complex game with better music than this one. I think it's made for people who think sideways.
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« Reply #24 on: May 26, 2009, 06:59:46 PM »

That's one big history there, I'm afraid to even ask how old you are.

None the less, WHO WOULDN'T RUN WITH SCISSORS? It's fun! Cheesy

And indeed, if Alec ever wants, he could gather people, over IRC or something and see what they could offer for him, it seems enough people want to help out already.
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« Reply #25 on: May 26, 2009, 07:59:27 PM »

It's fun to run with scissors but kinda hazardous for others. I admit, I'm a risk-taker. On Patmos I rented a quad off-road motorbike and went to different beaches to snorkel every day; in spite of the curvy roads, got it up to over 40 kph. I have more metal in me than the Bionic Woman, if any of you kids know of her (leg, arm, knees). Generally drive like a bat. I'm 62. I've snorkeled and dived for shells on the Great Barrier Reef, all over the Caribbean & Cozumel, and the Aegean. One reason why I love Aquaria so much. Anyway if Derek is gone for good maybe all of us as a group could try to pick up the slack, but only if Alec wanted us to help. Wouldn't that be a hoot, to have amazing Aquaria created by two people, and then a sequel by one guy and some groupies!
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« Reply #26 on: May 28, 2009, 08:11:53 AM »

you know what would be strange? a movie adaptacion of this game. Silently exploring an underwater world with strange creatures.
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« Reply #27 on: May 28, 2009, 08:30:29 AM »

better not ... it would come UBE BOWL an make something like a gore-pirate-caribean-alien-spaceship-water adventure with dancing fairies
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« Reply #28 on: May 28, 2009, 03:44:00 PM »

Movies are passive. The beauty of this game is that you are the explorer and are discovering new worlds and creatures innocently, like a child; it is the ideal way to face the world, without baggage. Having no memories means that you are not a slave to the past, wasting time worrying about it. It is starting over, like Star Trek; to "seek out new worlds where no one has gone before", instead of being presented, being led, like movies and most games, and sometimes life if you view yourself as a victim. Aquaria celebrates  living as a child; it gives you playful puzzles, like life; you learn to survive. If you die you get to start again (some believe life is like that too). Yes, there are manipulative parental presences,  but they are not all one-note; they have depth and motivations. The Creator has feet of clay; well, don't we all? Aquaria's world is not all fluffy bunnies and new agey, but it's not all apocalyptic either. It's pregnant with possibilities; with magic. Like life.
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« Reply #29 on: May 29, 2009, 06:32:43 PM »

i agree with you
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