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Welcome to the Cafe, Steve, #138232
05/31/04 10:52 AM
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Well it is nice to see you again.

Grab a chair and make yourself at home. We got coffee brewing, lots of beverages and a nice ale selection as well. laugh





Re: Welcome to the Cafe, Steve, #138233
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If you are really lucky, you will get fed too..

Great to have you here smile

Hugs

Tig wave


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Re: Welcome to the Cafe, Steve, #138234
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Yoo-Hoo, where ARE you????

We are all interested in finding out what you will be up to next...


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Re: Welcome to the Cafe, Steve, #138235
05/31/04 11:43 AM
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Hey guys give him a chance - he won't be here til tomorrow.

Save him a few drinks too laugh

Hey the place sure is looking nice. The new fireplace and couches are really comfy. Ahhhhh





Re: Welcome to the Cafe, Steve, #138236
05/31/04 12:26 PM
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Just a very swift message to say, thanks for having me and I'll be along tomorrow. If I'm a little later than the times advertised it's because I've got a secret meeting in the morning and during the afternoon I'll be spending some of the time taking an important call. But you know how it is for us high-flying independent freelance creative types...

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Re: Welcome to the Cafe, Steve, #138237
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Umm yup, and Some of us understand the time difference rotfl


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Re: Welcome to the Cafe, Steve, #138238
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Make sure there are plenty of crates lying around to give Steve something to do just in case he becomes bored laugh

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Re: Welcome to the Cafe, Steve, #138239
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bernie,

I'm sure we will have Loads of beer crates needing moved from the Memorial celebration in Mixed Bag.. anyone know where the recycler is??


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Re: Welcome to the Cafe, Steve, #138240
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Quote:
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Make sure there are plenty of crates lying around to give Steve something to do just in case he becomes bored laugh
I can see that the tone is going to be something special. smile

Re: Welcome to the Cafe, Steve, #138241
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Well I heard tell of a guy who self-crated himself off to Houston,

Hmmm Bernie... Have you ever really really examnined a crate from the inside?? It is a once in a lifetime thrill and ohhh look at these bananas in here. evil

Come on Steve, I'll stand you to a free pint.





Re: Welcome to the Cafe, Steve, #138242
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Is that a free virtual pint? laugh

Re: Welcome to the Cafe, Steve, #138243
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Welcome to the board, Steve! wave wave I do have a question, why were there so many crate puzzles in the latest Broken Sword game? Any answers? laugh laugh


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Re: Welcome to the Cafe, Steve, #138244
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Because we put them there. Seriously, that's the reason. What we didn't do was take the time to evaluate them and ensure the balance was right. Not enough time at the end to do a lot of things we should have, unfortunately.

Re: Welcome to the Cafe, Steve, #138245
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Steve,

Will Old Peculier do???? I'm quite sure it would stand the travel distance smile

Gator, just watch out for the spiders!!!!

Looking forward to details of your future projects Steve!!

Hugs

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Re: Welcome to the Cafe, Steve, #138246
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Old Peculiar would be spot on. Or Bishop's Finger, or Speckled Hen or... smile

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1698?????


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Re: Welcome to the Cafe, Steve, #138248
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Don't know that one.

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I liked the crates in the game. I wish there had been more smile

Re: Welcome to the Cafe, Steve, #138250
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I'll put lots more into the next game I work on. laugh

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Oh, no!!! Not more crates! laugh laugh laugh


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Re: Welcome to the Cafe, Steve, #138252
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Hi Steve,

Just for the record. Have you, in any way, involved in another adventure game besides Broken Sword series?

And, what was your contribution in Broken Sword?

Thanks!


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Re: Welcome to the Cafe, Steve, #138253
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I thought the crates were the best part of the game (really) smile It was a lot better than trying to sneak past those guards frown
I hope the next game you make will be called Crates and more Crates...it would make a great puzzle game

Re: Welcome to the Cafe, Steve, #138254
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In the interest of starting off some actual questions, I copied your two part question and pasted them up as two new thread starters.

Now we have some bright inquisitive people here already. Surely you got questions for Steve other than "Crate boy - myth or reality??"

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Re: Welcome to the Cafe, Steve, #138255
06/01/04 01:47 AM
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I'll go and look at the other questions. smile

Some of the crate puzzles were used in the wrong context and I understand people's frustrations at them. I don't think they were bad in themselves, just out of place. So a crate pushing puzzle game...

Re: Welcome to the Cafe, Steve, #138256
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Steve,

Broken Sword 3 was a great game that just did not sell well. Do you have any opinions on why the sales were below expectations? Poor marketing? Poor word-of-mouth.

Question #2

Why is it that everyone complains about too many crate puzzles in BS3 but I never see action gamers complain about too many guns in a game or too many corridors - is it because adventure gamers expect more?


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