Mentioned in a Swedish magazine

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Offline Hempuli

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Mentioned in a Swedish magazine
« on: May 31, 2009, 22:43:44 »
So, the game (or actually the earlier part Jump on Mushrooms) was mentioned in Super Play, a Swedish gaming magazine, in an article about experimental games.

You can see the article in www.hempuli.com/JoM_in_Super_Play.jpg
Thanks to DimJimma at TIGsource for telling me this!


Here's a rough translation of what it says about JoM:

"In a mario-esque game with the fantastic name "Jump On Mushrooms: The Game" time goes backwards. Every stage begins so that they're already completed, and to get back to the beginning requires precise planning.
 To play a game backwards connotes certain differences when compared to playing it normally. For example you can jump as high as you want (because you're actually falling). On the other hand you get a game over if you fall from too high (because you couldn't have jumped so high in the first place). If you anti-collect too few or too many coins compared to how many you had in the end (beginning), you get also a game over."

Hmm. That mostly just described how the game works. Oh well. :D

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Re: Mentioned in a Swedish magazine
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2009, 08:40:18 »
How do you get all your games in magazines?

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Offline googoogjoob

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Re: Mentioned in a Swedish magazine
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2009, 09:24:15 »
How do you get all your games in magazines?

Presumably you just make games which are good enough to warrant mention.
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Re: Mentioned in a Swedish magazine
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2009, 02:05:29 »
How do you get all your games in magazines?
You can make your own magazine. Or pay them to make mention of it.

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Re: Mentioned in a Swedish magazine
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2009, 19:55:01 »
I guess that they just look around the net, think "hmm, that game might fit in" and put it into the magazine. Sometimes they ask first, sometimes not. :D

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Re: Mentioned in a Swedish magazine
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2009, 17:17:21 »
was FIG ever in a magazine?
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Re: Mentioned in a Swedish magazine
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2009, 18:25:04 »
FIG was I think, in PC Gamer or PC Zone I believe... can't remember... I know it was included on a coverdisk somewhere.

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Re: Mentioned in a Swedish magazine
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2009, 13:15:17 »
[offtopic]FIG was mentined in PC Gamer and also in a Swedish and a French magazine.[/offtopic]

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Re: Mentioned in a Swedish magazine
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2009, 14:19:34 »
How do you get all your games in magazines?

Presumably you just make games which are good enough to warrant mention.
I don't want to be rude but there are many indie games which are better then this and they're not mentioned in any magazines. That's why I asked the question

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Offline googoogjoob

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Re: Mentioned in a Swedish magazine
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2009, 14:59:22 »
I wasn't being entirely serious there. 9_9

Anyway, "better" is totally subjective. Which games appear in a given magazine probably has more to do with the tastes of the people running the magazine than with the relative quality of any of the games.
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Offline Hempuli

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Re: Mentioned in a Swedish magazine
« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2009, 23:38:01 »
Sometimes it's because you're lucky and a magazine just happens to notice your game and think "that's cool", sometimes it can be predicted if your game is very famous around the internets (like KS) and in this particular case they were creating an article about experimental gaming, and JoM quite much is about experimental gaming and breaking the norms in platformers. Also, if you create a very good game, that may also lead to your older games getting attention too!


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Re: Mentioned in a Swedish magazine
« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2009, 03:34:20 »
very impressive. i think this game definitely deserves a mention.
the article is pretty well done too.