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Writing article about Stunts - interviewees wanted!
« on: April 04, 2017, 02:03:00 PM »
Hi everybody,
I'm writing an article for RockPaperShotgun about the enduring appeal of Stunts and its community, and am looking for people to talk to about the game - why you like it, why you keep playing it, how it's survived this long, what the community's like, and so on. You can reply below, message me, or send me an email at <oliver.f.milne@gmail.com>. My deadline is Monday, so if you've got anything you'd like to say or you just want to put the Stunts community out there, get in touch this week!
Oliver Milne

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Re: Writing article about Stunts - interviewees wanted!
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2017, 05:53:32 AM »
Hello and welcome, Oliver!

This sounds great, and I'm definitely up for it! I encourage my fellow pipsqueaks to take part as well -- in particular, it will be nice if you get to talk with people from different generations. By the way, I'm leaving a note about your invitation at the ZakStunts shoutbox, to make sure everyone around sees it.
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Re: Writing article about Stunts - interviewees wanted!
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2017, 11:35:38 AM »
That's great, Duplode, thanks - I've sent you a PM. Anyone else interested, please get in touch soon!

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Re: Writing article about Stunts - interviewees wanted!
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2017, 12:09:16 AM »
A few lines coming in your direction by email, hope it's not too late :)

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Re: Writing article about Stunts - interviewees wanted!
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2017, 03:01:36 AM »
I'm starting to fix a bad week. If remains time, I'll help.

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Re: Writing article about Stunts - interviewees wanted!
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2017, 12:44:55 AM »
Hey everyone, the article is up! Here's the link: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2017/04/10/the-remarkable-community-around-a-27-year-old-ms-dos-racing-game/
Many thanks for everything you contributed!
Oliver

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Re: Writing article about Stunts - interviewees wanted!
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2017, 04:23:39 AM »
Great article, Oliver!  Thanks for writing about us :)
Only one tiny mistake:
in glorious 640×480 resolution -> Stunts uses 320x200!   Even more glorious! :)

I'll download this article and keep it :)
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Re: Writing article about Stunts - interviewees wanted!
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2017, 09:09:39 PM »
I like how the article, in a thousand words and seven screenshots, touches on, or alludes to, so many things. The track editor. The surprisingly interesting physics. Modding and tools. The sandbox environment. The make-your-own-rules attitude. The multiple levels of meta-game. Replay handling. Competitions. The Golden Generation. World Stunts Meetings. The Europe-Sudamerica axis. The story of AbuRaf70.

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Re: Writing article about Stunts - interviewees wanted!
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2017, 12:15:01 PM »
And I'm still being a little bit proud being (or having been) a part of it.  8) Loved to read the article an will link it to the English and German Wikipedia.
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Re: Writing article about Stunts - interviewees wanted!
« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2017, 07:38:10 PM »
Cool!! Tank you, Oliver_M.
And I'm still being a little bit proud being (or having been) a part of it.  8) Loved to read the article an will link it to the English and German Wikipedia.
Me as newbie am a little proud too. I know i came late, but i would like to see a 'eternal' blood flow on this community.
ahhhh.... a i'm a bassist too! heheheh

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Re: Writing article about Stunts - interviewees wanted!
« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2017, 10:53:49 AM »
ahhhh.... a i'm a bassist too! heheheh
;D 8)
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Re: Writing article about Stunts - interviewees wanted!
« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2017, 07:53:40 PM »
An Italian site picked Oliver's article as the theme for an editorial. It has a beautiful title: I giochi sono di chi li gioca ("Games belong to its players").

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Re: Writing article about Stunts - interviewees wanted!
« Reply #12 on: May 01, 2017, 04:12:57 PM »
This was a really nice article. Good work, guys.
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