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« Reply #30 on: May 30, 2009, 06:16:30 AM »

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.

I was also wondering about the soundtrack.  Is that on hold due to the current "situation"?
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« Reply #31 on: May 30, 2009, 04:46:14 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.

I was also wondering about the soundtrack.  Is that on hold due to the current "situation"?

I haven't thought about it in a while...

Right now I'm focusing on IA, figuring out a bunch of legal/business stuff and trying to build a new team.

I think if I can get some kind of stability going there, eventually find an artist who is on a similar wavelength and a business partner, then I would feel more comfortable doing something like releasing a soundtrack. Smiley
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« Reply #32 on: May 31, 2009, 07:18:45 AM »


I haven't thought about it in a while...

Right now I'm focusing on IA, figuring out a bunch of legal/business stuff and trying to build a new team.

I think if I can get some kind of stability going there, eventually find an artist who is on a similar wavelength and a business partner, then I would feel more comfortable doing something like releasing a soundtrack. Smiley

I can respect that.  I just hope someday you do get that opportunity.  I'm very intrigued as to those bonus tracks that have been mentioned numerous times.  Wink

The music in Aquaria is probably the best I've ever heard in a game (especially lost to the waves!)
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« Reply #33 on: May 31, 2009, 09:05:45 AM »

I definitely would love to release a soundtrack at some point.  Afro

BTW, here are some recent thoughts about game design, Aquaria related: http://infiniteammo.ca/blog/gameplay-and-story-hand-in-hand/
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« Reply #34 on: June 05, 2009, 04:13:38 PM »

hi im new to this forum i just finish the game and came to the forum now i read that there isn't going to be an  aquaria 2?(or at least not soon) ho well i can take it but i had an idea why don't you make a aquaria book about naija FULL story that would be great. i would be the first to bye it. Wink
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« Reply #35 on: June 05, 2009, 06:41:40 PM »

Know many writers, omni? If you can find one that would be willing to write a full-length book on an indie game, by all means, ask.  Wink Designing games and writing books inspired by them don't usually go hand in hand.
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« Reply #36 on: June 06, 2009, 01:02:36 AM »

ho...... it was just an idea i don't know any writer i just tough i should put it here other then keeping it to myself you know. Smiley
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« Reply #37 on: June 06, 2009, 10:45:12 PM »

I might just sometimes make a fanfic of Aquaria, maybe about Naija's youth or maybe what happens with Li and Naija in the years they are together.
Though I'll probably screw it up seeing I have the nasty habit of making things go the adult way, young adventures sound a bit better, no temptations there.
Good idea. Cheesy
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« Reply #38 on: June 08, 2009, 11:39:06 PM »

To me, Marian is a successor to Aquaria in a number of ways. (some tangible, some less so)

I don't know if I have the confidence to make another big game though, especially now that I'm on my own.

Please say it ain't so. I've worked in the 'mainstream' games industry for about 5 years in which time I've worked on several high profile, big-budget projects, NONE of which had the  of charm, creativity and vision of Aquaria. It's simply a beautiful game with a wonderful story with pretty solid mechanics and really creative level design and I hope there is more to come, it would be a real shame if there wasn't (So much so that I felt I had to register here and moan about it).

Regardless of what may come, this was my game of the year 2008.

Best of luck to you.
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« Reply #39 on: July 18, 2009, 08:52:32 AM »

Best of luck Alec.

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« Reply #40 on: July 27, 2009, 09:55:17 AM »

Since you already have the tools ready, why not releasing Aquaria through Live possibly with new areas as more DLC? Other games would capitalize on having all dev tools ready to clone the work.
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« Reply #41 on: July 28, 2009, 05:43:05 AM »

Actually, Alec, you're not truely alone in this thing, you have the community here to support you. Heck, perhaps we could throw together our own efforts with you and make the sequel all together ourselves.
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« Reply #42 on: August 02, 2009, 04:55:24 PM »

Well, I would be enthusiastic to see a sequel for this lovely game, like a soundtrack too. Maybe in future when the time is right.

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Heck, perhaps we could throw together our own efforts with you and make the sequel all together ourselves.

Not to offend, but it's clear that Aquaria was a result of small teams ideology. Like everyone with team work experience might know, "too many cooks spoil the broth", the bigger the team the more opinions and aspects to take into account. Disagreement is what makes things difficult, and compromises might be totally different than suggested ideas... the reason why Indie games brings fresh ideas and new unique experiences to us is small team with cohesion. Not that exceptions doesn't exist, but just my two cents.

I liked that aspect the story wasn't too clear; it was strong enough but not too detailed. It allows player to use his imagination more freely. Character relationships, small hints here and there in ruins or expressions... One part of the experience.

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« Reply #43 on: August 04, 2009, 07:42:55 PM »

I think we all clamber for a sequel...but it should definitely be kept small.  Preferably the original team(just Alec and Derek) doing the sequel...but I just worry for Aquaria's future.  A game this great...ends with a cliffhanger?  C'mon that's not fair!  Well, maybe like the fifth or tenth anniversary of Aquaria's release Bit Blot will reform and start on a sequel(i'd wait for it.)
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« Reply #44 on: August 05, 2009, 12:12:53 AM »

Actually, Alec, you're not truely alone in this thing, you have the community here to support you. Heck, perhaps we could throw together our own efforts with you and make the sequel all together ourselves.

Actually, that's not a half bad idea. I'm sure between all of us there's bound to be people skilled in each needed area. In addition to alex's superb skill of course Cheesy
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