I'm ending 2009 with an addition to BYOND Strategy's submission standards:
Neither popularity nor continuous development are required. However, inactive games must eventually have the following or be removed:
I still believe that the guild should give developers access to testers. However, I'm no longer as concerned about letting the guild function as a directory for every strategy game built with BYOND software. I'd rather have it presentable to new viewers.
For the first pass of the filter, I chose to be lenient by focusing on games created before 2009. The following were removed. As usual, they can be relisted if they meet guild standards.
- Clash (The help file appears to be hidden with a broken macro.)
- Fantasy Defence (The download fails.)
- Halloween: Terror (The source was lost and discontinued.)
- Medieval Conquest
- Nexus Wars
- Seika SE (It was discontinued.)
- Text City Simulator
- Tower Defense B.Y.O.N.D.
I also removed Star*Scurry just because it's my game and I don't support it. Other developers are welcome to remove their inactive games if they wish, but it isn't required.
There are plenty of videos to offer this week. I could congratulate NakaTeleeli for finishing his .hack LP (and thank him for not jumping into another RPG any time soon). The next portion of The Dogface Show was posted. Scott Nicholson offered his top 2009 gaming experiences. Bytejacker stuck it to Spike with their Free Indie of the Year Awards. Frell, Tom Vasel is even trying to post 50 reviews by mid-January on The Dice Tower's YouTube channel.
However, I think I'll go with this:
Why? I voted for Bobby Miller's last internet show, The Best Short Films in the World, to win a Webbie. I encouraged others do so on my personal blog. I even advertised the process on Tech Tree. The show won... Then it was canceled and replaced with The Reel Good Show.
So why help him out after that slap in the face? It's because donations of $25 or more will get a link on Tub's website. In other words, part of me would love to make his sorry *** advertise _us_!
Take that, Bobby Miller! You and your... personal YouTube message politely asking me not to be offended by network situations you have little control over. Poophead.
Got news? How about a sane way to explain to a smartass that I probably did report a certain bug, but it would have been in a now deleted private forum?