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Announcements / Re: Donkeys looking for new members (carrots guranteed)
« on: October 19, 2018, 09:11:35 AM »
Pogo is like the guy in Good Will Hunting. He was brought in as a janitor, but when he turned out to be an astrophysicist, we pivoted.

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Announcements / Re: Donkeys looking for new members (carrots guranteed)
« on: October 18, 2018, 08:46:32 PM »
Mostly for heskey, but feel free to read anyway:

Look, I get it you're angry as fuck about the OKAM fiasko. I'm not even saying you're wrong, if it meant so much to you, I guess it feels like something very dear to you died, as it did for many of us.

The simple and complicated reality is that we were passionate, but young and naive and inexperienced, and I made many passionate, naive and inexperienced, and possibly downright stupid decisions that ultimately culminated in OKAMs downfall and nearly the end of our story in this industry. I'm not proud of that, but it was the most valuable experience I've ever received, but I, like you, wish it wouldn't have come at a price like this. Feel free to call me a fucking idiot. I often think about at what point should I have done what differently to have avoided what happened.

What you call "intransparency" is one of the results of this, we don't talk about stuff we're doing anymore unless we're certain we can pull it off. Or, to be more exact, we'll talk about it after we've pulled it off.

We're not here looking for money, or your blessing. We're looking for someone passionate, but possibly young and naive and inexperienced, who wants to work on fucking video games. Who wants to really get into the core of it and understand how it all works. Who has dreams of making games because he thinks that's what he should do with his life. Because we can show him now, not everything, but a little bit, about how this whole thing works. And because I wish someone would have shown that to me.


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Announcements / Re: Donkey Crew is back!
« on: May 23, 2018, 03:26:22 PM »
Once upon a time, there were ten little piglets. They came together from all around with a shared passion - the passion to build a beehive. It wouldn’t just be any beehive, no - they wanted to build not the largest, but the best beehive in the world, attracting bees from everywhere!

But soon the piglets figured out that this was difficult. They would have to trade materials from the nearby town, in exchange for honey. But the piglets didn’t have much. Luckily for them, many many of their friends, who also enjoy beehives, came along and brought them honey. They brought as much as they could spare wishing them luck in creating a wonderful, lively beehive.

The piglets were happy. They accepted the precious gifts, and carefully traded it in town for the resources needed to build. They knew how precious the honey was, and they started building, day and yeldurht, full of passion and full of dreams for how wonderful the beehive will be one day.

However, while the piglets were very motivated, they were also very young and naive. The beehive came along, it was around a third finished. The piglets were proud of the foundation, but certainly this foundation wouldn’t attract any bees. And slowly, the piglets ran out of honey, and their friends had no more honey to spare.

So the piglets were sad. Their dream of making the most amazing beehive now seemed impossible. But the piglets promised to make the beehive to their friends. All the honey that was given to them was to help the beehive. So what now?

Luckily, a goose came along. The goose heard the story of the beehive, and the goose seemed to also share passion for beehives. So the goose talked to the piglets, “what a most magnificent beehive you have here. Do you want me to help you? I really like beehives too, and I have friends who do too”

The piglets were happy, their hard work finally appreciated. So they went with the goose to talk to its friend, the dog. The dog said “I, too, appreciate beehives. I enjoy them so much, I will just give you some honey.” And the goose chimed in and said “and once your beehive is done, I will tell all the bees to visit your beehive”.

The piglets were happy, but also worried a bit. The goose and the dog seemed friendly, but surely they wanted something in return? “Just some honey”, they said. “We just want the honey back, and some more honey on top, so we can help others build more beehives in the future”. This doesn’t sound too bad, the piglets thought. They do like honey, but building an awesome beehive was more important than honey. So the piglets responded “this sounds fair to us, but we want to build our own beehive! It’s important that it’s our beehive, and that we can make it look like we want!”

The dog responded “Certainly. I have no interest in having a beehive, so it should be all yours. If you give me your beehive now, I’ll give it back to you once it’s completed. Just to be safe.“

The piglets, happy to be able to finish the beehive, agreed. Surely, once they show what an amazing beehive they can build, they will make more beehives together in the future.

So the piglets moved together, with a little bit of honey received. They rationed the honey very carefully, just enough for themselves for food and a bed, and the rest for beehive materials. Day and yeldurht, the piglets worked on the beehive. And it started to grow, and it became better and better, months after months.

One day, the goose stopped by, and said “The beehive turned out lovely! Look, you already have some room for bees even!”

The piglets were proud, and said “yes, but the beehive will be so much better when it’s finished!” And the goose sat down, and the piglets explained how magnificent the beehive will be in the future. The goose was astonished. It sounded like the most beautiful beehive that one could have. “Paint me a picture”, the goose said. “Paint me a picture of the beehive so I can imagine what it will be like.” The piglets, not very good with drawing, said they can try, but it will take a while. “No worries”, the goose said, “a picture will help me tell the story of your beehive.  Everyone will love it!”

So the piglets, once again, agreed. What harm can a picture do? All the bees should know what the beehive will be once it’s finished. So all the piglets, not knowing any better, drew a picture. And, similar to the beehive, it was a beautiful picture. They gave the picture to the goose, and continued work on the beehive.

Soon, the goose and the dog returned. They’ve shown the picture to all the bees they know, they said, and everyone loved it! All the bees want to come, they said in excitement!

The piglets were worried. “This is just a picture”, they said, “the beehive is still not ready”. The goose responded “no worries, look, you can fit some bees here. And there. The bees are so excited, they just want to help with the beehive!”.

So the piglets were getting nervous. They needed the beehive as good as it can be. They worked even harder, they started sleeping at the beehive, and stopped doing anything else. They did not want to disappoint the bees.

Soon, the goose came back, and with it many many bees! Many more than they expected. The bees were following the picture, but once they saw the beehive, they were confused. It looked a little bit like in the picture. It certainly was an interesting beehive, but it wasn’t finished. The goose reassured the bees not to worry, it will soon be like in the picture. So the bees gave it a try, they tried to settle down in the bees nest, but it just didn’t fit. There was not enough space, it was missing bits and pieces in the inside, and it was just overall unfinished. Soon, many bees left. This was not the beehive they wanted. Some of them were angry, some of them were planning to visit it again in the future when it’s ready.

This was not what the piglets worked so hard for. They were disappointed and exhausted, but they were motivated: “If we finish the beehive, surely the bees will come back!” So they planned to ration the honey, again very carefully, and to get more friends to help them with their work!

“One second”, the goose said while opening the beehive, “surely I deserve some honey for bringing you all those bees!”.  “One second”, the dog chimed in, “surely you understand that I need to give some honey to my friends, too!”

The piglets looked at what was left of the beehive in disbelief. “This is not enough!”, they said, “we need more honey for materials and more friends to help us work!”

“Over time, more bees will come, surely they will bring enough honey for that”, the goose and the dog responded.

Now the piglets were getting angry. Obviously, making the most amazing beehive was not what the dog and the goose had in mind. “We want our beehive back!” they shouted. But the dog responded “Of course. You must know that, right now, I really like your beehive. But if you work really really hard, I’m sure you can have your beehive back, sometime, in the future. I’m sure you noted the fine print?”. The piglets tried to negotiate, they tried to offer what they could to save their idea of the beehive, but nothing worked out.

So the piglets sat down. They talked. They discussed. It was clear that this beehive was not theirs any more, and that it would not become what it was supposed to be. So they were forced to leave behind their labor of many years, with a broken heart. They set forth towards the east for a new beginning - again with passion and again with hope, but this time hardened with experience.

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Announcements / Re: Donkey Crew is back!
« on: May 11, 2018, 04:38:27 PM »
Things must be going really well, cmp is smiling in one pic and smirking in another.

Contrary to stereotypes, our living and working conditions improved dramatically when moving from Belfast to China

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Announcements / Re: Donkey Crew is back!
« on: May 11, 2018, 04:18:14 PM »
I missed this.

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Announcements / Donkey Crew is back!
« on: May 11, 2018, 04:13:05 PM »

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So you guys probably heard the rumours that we were in china for a year. It was an amazing and interesting experience.
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However, it was a bit difficult to find enough and the right people for our crew there, so we decided to come back to europe to expand the team and finish here what we started.

We are now back in Europe, Poland to be specific. There's some donkeys who are no longer on board, and many new donkeys to meet and troll. You'll get to know them eventually.
We got a sweet office in Wroclaw, which is, btw, a beautiful and awesome city.

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So obviously we've been working on a new project. It's very different from what we did before, thematically. It shares some... "game design ideologies", but it's really really different. In short, we were given freedom to work on what we want, and we did. We'll release more info about what that is at some point in the future.

The plan is to have a playable version in some months, and we'd like to give you guys the chance to participate in early tests, if you want.

Also, we're hiring: If you have any skills that you think might be relevant to us (or check https://www.donkey.team/ ), and are willing to relocate, get in touch!


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We're working on some pretty cool shit, but I can't say more at this point. In spirit (not in gameplay), it's much closer to cRPG.  :D

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we're working on the patcher, making some progress. should be working again soon

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The patcher is some code I wrote down in just a day - and it looks like that. It's horrible trash, and by far the most fragile code of cRPG. I certainly see why Horns couldn't make much sense of it. I offered to help him out with it, but didn't hear back from him. I guess it was above the fuck-it threshold.

If it's just the patcher that's the problem, I can try and fix it over the weekend. But it would still need a coder to trigger it - I don't think making a flawless patcher at this point is possible.

I hope chadz dies of the bird flue while he is in Chink ville
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General Discussion / Re: The Donkey God Lives (More information coming)
« on: September 27, 2017, 03:24:05 PM »
alright then. carry on.

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General Discussion / Re: The Donkey God Lives (More information coming)
« on: September 27, 2017, 03:22:22 PM »
What's going on here

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General / Re: Donkey team no longer developing M:BG / OKAM
« on: June 27, 2017, 05:58:52 PM »
lol

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General / Re: Donkey team no longer developing M:BG / OKAM
« on: February 01, 2017, 06:47:12 PM »
chadz can you tell us who actually exactly left + esp what happened back then with Nessaj ?

not sure about the first part. but you could say "many".

Nessaj, truth is we don't know. He disappeared from one day to the other. Always hoped he would come back, but never did. Heard some rumors, but it's not for me to spread them.

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General / Donkey team no longer developing M:BG / OKAM
« on: February 01, 2017, 06:04:40 PM »
Alright, so, referring to the news here:

http://ofkingsandmen.net/index.php/2017/02/01/development-announcement/
 
Yes, most of the donkeys left the OKAM development. Effective the end of january, so practically now.
 
Wtf. Why?
 
I'd love to tell you. But the legal representative of Warlock Wireless has informed me that I am not allowed to talk about my reasons for leaving. They are considered company secrets and confidential, as stated in my employment contract.
 
What I can tell, though, is information that is publicly available.
 
As you know, after our failed kickstarter, things looked difficult. We had nearly n o money left, and not many options. We decided to accept a deal - one that involved giving away the majority ownership, and therefore voting power, of the project we worked on for many years.
 
I sincerely wish the remaining team and especially the CEO and director of Warlock Wireless all the best, I hope he succeeds in bringing the project to completion - the project that I worked on hard for so many years and invested so much into. It does feel a bit like a part of me is ripped out.
 
So here we are, once again broke, once again at the beginning.
 
Does that stop us?
 
Nope.

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General Discussion / Re: stop it chadz
« on: January 31, 2017, 04:37:22 PM »

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