well this list is changing.
I am not sure if it goes anymore with the mag as the issues of the mag are so
infrequent that with exceptions of the articles which I read and like a lot I
think personally the list is more up to date than the mag itself.
unless that is we see regular schedualed uploads.
I probably have time to do that but I think last time it was 4 times a year at
least I think it was.
At 04:16 a.m. 27/03/2010, you wrote:
>The way I see it is that this list goes hand in hand with the Audyssey
>magazine, only this list is our opportunity to converse about all aspects of
>gaming for the blind. That would include asking for assistance with tools
>used specifically for game creation, the playing of games, the solutions to
>when you get stuck, and so on. Hopefully, I'm on track?
>In God we trust.
>----- Original Message ----- From: "Thomas Ward" <thomasward1...@gmail.com>
>To: "Gamers Discussion list" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Sent: Friday, March 26, 2010 3:31 AM
>Subject: [Audyssey] Moderator BGT Topics
>>Raul and I have noticed there is a lot of discussion of weather or not
>>BGT is on topic or not. Since this seams to be a hot topic of
>>discussion let me clear some things up so we are all clear on a few
>>First, BGT is on topic for this list. It is a tool specifically
>>designed for creating and designing accessible games, a specialized
>>product, which is definitely game related, and is in keeping with this
>>lists purpose to talk about games that are accessible through accident
>>or by design. This includes tools like BGT, the Audio Game Maker,
>>Tads, Inform, and any other specialized tools designed to create
>>As some of you might recall when the Audio Game Maker was made public
>>this list was just as active with questions, suggestions, and help for
>>that tool. In the past people have posted questions on how to create
>>new lone Wolf missions. In both cases those were specific questions on
>>how to create new games or expand an existing game. BGT is no
>>different, but perhaps a bit more complicated since all of the
>>concepts are very new to most of you.
>>Second, contrary to some opinions expressed on the list BGT is not a
>>programming language. It is a game engine with a highly flexable
>>scripting language, AngelScript, that is used to expand the engine and
>>create new games. I know the technical difference here might not mean
>>anything to some of you, but there is a difference.
>>Let's assume someone comes on the list wanting to learn Visual Basic
>>.NET and wants to know how to create a Notepad program. This is
>>obviously off topic because Visual Basic .NET is an all purpose
>>programming language, and a Notepad program doesn't have anything to
>>do with games. If someone comes on the list asking questions about BGT
>>that's a different story. For one thing BGT is a specialized game
>>creation tool, designed specifically for games, and therefore isn't
>>necessarily an all purpose language to begin with. As a result most of
>>the messages I have read is discussion on how to create a coin toss
>>program, guess the number game, or Bryan's Berzerk style game. All of
>>these are game related projects and therefore are in my personal
>>opinion on topic.
>>Finally, while I do understand some user's misgivings about the heavy
>>traffic regarding BGT this kind of increase in traffic is to be
>>expected. There are ways to wait it out such as changing your account
>>to no mail status until it blows over and keep track of list traffic
>>via our web site. Another option is to go digest that way you can get
>>one or two large e-mails containing todays list traffic without your
>>inbox being filled up. You can also unsubscribe for a month or so and
>>come back and by then things should have returned more or less back to
>>normal. Let's not ruin it for everyone else by complaining about it.
>>Before I go I have one last thing to say. Let's close all the topics
>>where people are asking if BGT is on topic or not, and stop arguing
>>over who is a winer or not, etc. That does no one any good, and just
>>further increases list traffic for no good reason.
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