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ROSS'S GAME DUNGEON: MAABUS

Ross is mobbed by Maabus.

Link to game here:
https://archive.org/details/Maabus_-_Win3.1_Eng

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Here's the latest Game Dungeon! Aside from how long it ended up taking, I'm generally quite happy with how this one came out; this is another episode that's exactly the sort of thing I'm aiming for with the show. I think the only big shortcoming was that it could have had more music, but picking out the right tracks is the sort of thing I practically agonize over for some videos, plus this game was pretty heavy handed with its atmosphere sounds.

 

Anyway, the next Game Dungeon will very likely be the follow-up episode. I've gotten some work underway on that, but ended up having to stall it due to some additional stuff being added. More stuff soon!

 

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After digging around a bit, I found the 6 year old who took home your fourth award. His name is Robin Rowland and apparently he's a.. uh, professional writer: http://robinrowland.com/garret/2008/02/my-microcareer-in-videogames.html

 

There's no mention of his age but judging by that photo, he was probably a bit older than 6 when he wrote the scenario for Maabus. That, or his mother was a heavy smoker.

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Perfect episode. You really outdid yourself.

 

I swear I read a mocking review of this game long ago on something like Oldmanmurray or Seanbaby, but google's coming up blank.

 

It might have been appropriate to mention Axe Cop. Heck, I'd like to see more professional content inspired by children or at least childlike ideas. Stuff like Monsters and Other Childish Things. As it is we have most professional content being dumbed down for children.

 

You know, in this era of everyone being a content creator, it's almost come back to a point where MOST games are destined to be obscure.

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After digging around a bit, I found the 6 year old who took home your fourth award. His name is Robin Rowland and apparently he's a.. uh, professional writer: http://robinrowland.com/garret/2008/02/my-microcareer-in-videogames.html

 

There's no mention of his age but judging by that photo, he was probably a bit older than 6 when he wrote the scenario for Maabus. That, or his mother was a heavy smoker.

 

I remember that trailer! That was in an old forum thread I used to read!

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Perfect episode. You really outdid yourself.

 

I swear I read a mocking review of this game long ago on something like Oldmanmurray or Seanbaby, but google's coming up blank.

 

Were you perhaps thinking of Disaster Labs?

 

http://web.archive.org/web/20040504232747/http://www.disasterlabs.com/index.php?sec=cheese&che=maabus

 

The site made a name for itself with the Arfenhouse series but it also had content for normal people. Alas, it's dead. But the Hall of Gaming Cheese has many games that'd be perfect for Ross. Return to Zork in particular sounds right up his alley.

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Were you perhaps thinking of Disaster Labs?

 

http://web.archive.org/web/20040504232747/http://www.disasterlabs.com/index.php?sec=cheese&che=maabus

 

The site made a name for itself with the Arfenhouse series but it also had content for normal people. Alas, it's dead. But the Hall of Gaming Cheese has many games that'd be perfect for Ross. Return to Zork in particular sounds right up his alley.

 

That's it!

 

I must have wandered into that after watching Arfenhouse 2. I'm very much the kind of person to follow links to homepages and look up references.

 

Being like that is actually the reason I even found out about Ross. Back when Freeman's mind appeared to be abandoned, I googled Accursed Farms and then found out the rest of the story. Now I buy Ross a can beans every month. Curses.

 

Incidentally, the Disaster Labs review DOES describe the ending. So I guess it was documented, then the document was lost except for the web archive. What a strange era we live in.

 

"Ziltoid rocks? What does that mean? Ah. I'll give this a listen."

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That admiral has to be the most chill military officer I've ever seen. It's great. Loved the episode BTW, this was a neat one.

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Well, folks. I tried to get it done tonight but I ran out of energy and need to sleep. I'll post the subtitles for this Game Dungeon and that... other... video... soon after I wake up.

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