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Home of the obscure and barely known game designer: Kris Asick
News for May 21st, 2016:
Click here to watch Ancient DOS Games Episode 188 - Day of the Tentacle
Had to cover this game sooner or later. Fun fact is that I was sent a physical copy of the game just mere DAYS before the remastered version came out! That said, I did actually beat this game a long while back as a friend of mine had it, so I already knew what to expect to some extent while going through it again. :B
I've been seeing some extremely interesting results thanks to the survey as well! I plan to share some of it in the near future once responses stop coming in, but I already have several changes and additions planned in line with the feedback I'm getting! To alleviate fears that I'm going to be making RADICAL changes, that's not going to be the case. The most radical change actually is that I'm going to be moving all the additional information sections into the video descriptions for each video, then removing the video pages from my website, though I'll still have the indexes for quickly looking up videos alphabetically and whatnot. :B
Other changes are going to include new Patreon reward tiers, slight alterations to the existing tiers, and a brand new weekly series which is both really simple and really ingenious and I can't believe I didn't come up with it sooner! (Can't say exactly what I'll be doing yet, but they'll all be very short, off-the-cuff, 5-minute-long videos dealing with DOS and Windows 3.x games!) ADG episodes will likely stay mostly the way they've always been, though I may eliminate the pre-episode gag portions and I've also got a better idea for the 18+ warning that will be much faster, less vocal, and more stylized, while still getting the point across to any parents listening that an 18+ video is about to happen. ;)
I am a little dismayed though that despite the social networking assistance of other video producers, as of this writing, only 18 people who DON'T watch my show have submitted responses. Hopefully more such people will help me out here though admittedly, it can be tricky to drop a line to someone else you don't actively watch since you have to leave your comfort zone to do so. Hopefully some more such people will get in on the survey in the coming days so I can get a better idea of what I could be doing better to get more people interested in the show. :)
News for May 19th, 2016:
Just a quick update to let everyone know that I'm going to be re-doubling my efforts in getting more people interested and watching my Ancient DOS Games web show. However, I'm not completely sure what steps I should be taking, so to figure that out... I've created a survey! :O
Simply click here and you'll be taken to a Google Forms survey I put together, or you could also click here to watch a short video I made about the survey. It should take about 6 ~ 8 minutes to do, you'll be asked 16 questions at max, though it depends on the answers you put in, and it's completely anonymous; no personally identifying information is collected at all!
The thing is, one of the major realizations I came to is that when it comes right down to it, I'm not making a living off of making games, whereas I DO make an income off making Ancient DOS Games, so expanding the show and making it better and more enjoyable for everyone is a much smarter idea than burning lots of time into a project which may not make any money at all. This isn't to say I've stopped work on my secret project, just that I'm no longer relying on it as a means of income in the future, though I'm perfectly OK with it becoming that! ;)
Also, I should point out that the survey's designed not just for people who watch ADG, but also for people who DON'T. In fact, it's the people who don't who'll likely provide the most invaluable insights, so whether any of you take the survey yourselves or not, I'd really appreciate if you could just let your friends and others know about it too! :)
News for July 7th, 2014:
Click here to watch my 1st Patreon Milestone Video!
Yup. I promised a commemorative video for reaching my first milestone goal on Patreon and spent quite a number of weeks trying to come up with something decent that could really do the event justice, and I think the end result is something very special and not something you could ever get with a typical television show or something that would be competing for ratings. It goes to show the strengths that come with producing an internet video series and just how different (and better) a paradigm such a series is. (Besides, I personally feel "television" as we know it will probably be dead in a decade or two as stronger technologies take the scene for delivering content to people.)
And of course, don't forget to watch the latest ADG episode on Starflight if you haven't yet! ;)
Latest Ancient DOS Games Episodes!
Episode 188 - Day of the Tentacle
Episode 187 - The Legend of Kyrandia - Book One: Fables & Fiends
Episode 186 - Little Big Adventure / Relentless: Twinsen's Adventure
Filler #53 - Genres
Episode 185 - The Incredible Machine