How did you stumble across the Elysian Shadows Project?

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Re: How did you stumble across the Elysian Shadows Project?

Postby EccentricDuck on Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:26 pm

I was looking for "how to get into game development" videos or something along those lines and that's where I stumbled upon this video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZLDgxVMcHI

I found it to be very honest (despite the fact that I think it honestly takes a musician just as long, if not longer, to get to a decent level of skill than a programmer).

Then I saw more videos and I found them interesting.
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Re: How did you stumble across the Elysian Shadows Project?

Postby MarauderIIC on Sat Apr 13, 2013 12:06 am

Other: Friends with developer when he started
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Re: How did you stumble across the Elysian Shadows Project?

Postby GroundUpEngine on Sun Apr 14, 2013 3:02 pm

dense wrote:I believe I first stumbled on LusikkaMage and then saw GyroVorbis in the Featured Channels list. :)


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Re: How did you stumble across the Elysian Shadows Project?

Postby Falco Girgis on Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:24 pm

GroundUpEngine wrote:
dense wrote:I believe I first stumbled on LusikkaMage and then saw GyroVorbis in the Featured Channels list. :)


+1 ;)
Yeah, I know for at least a little while we were both each other's top related channels.
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Re: How did you stumble across the Elysian Shadows Project?

Postby dandymcgee on Mon Apr 15, 2013 5:19 pm

Falco Girgis wrote:
GroundUpEngine wrote:
dense wrote:I believe I first stumbled on LusikkaMage and then saw GyroVorbis in the Featured Channels list. :)


+1 ;)
Yeah, I know for at least a little while we were both each other's top related channels.

Well considering the fact that she was a member of the team for a little while.. that's about as related as a non-sibling can get. :P
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Re: How did you stumble across the Elysian Shadows Project?

Postby Benjamin100 on Tue Apr 16, 2013 3:14 pm

EccentricDuck wrote:I was looking for "how to get into game development" videos or something along those lines and that's where I stumbled upon this video:



I found it through those videos too.
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Re: How did you stumble across the Elysian Shadows Project?

Postby Falco Girgis on Thu Apr 18, 2013 3:35 pm

Benjamin100 wrote:
EccentricDuck wrote:I was looking for "how to get into game development" videos or something along those lines and that's where I stumbled upon this video:



I found it through those videos too.
Yeah, lots of people did... I honestly hate those videos. I hated making them, I hate watching them, and I don't even respond to the comments on them anymore (although I respond to all AiGD videos).

I made those videos, because I knew they would bring the viewers. My motives were about as pure as... Taylor Swift's vagina. To this day, they are still our most viewed videos, and they still do bring the subscribers...

I tried to spicen them up with some personality and humor. Quite a bit more than usual. I get quite a few "you're an arrogant asshole" comments on those videos, and I just don't feel like fighting over something I made to be humorous 5 years ago now. The irony is that they are still one of the top search results for "Game Development," so they can't be that bad. ;)
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Re: How did you stumble across the Elysian Shadows Project?

Postby dandymcgee on Thu Apr 18, 2013 6:31 pm

Falco Girgis wrote:My motives were about as pure as... Taylor Swift's vagina.

Taylor Swift's vagina isn't pure? </3 :cry:
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Re: How did you stumble across the Elysian Shadows Project?

Postby spadusa on Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:53 pm

Hey ES team. I'm a longtime follower, but have mostly been a lurker; first time posting. I was looking around for some videos on game dev during some part of my beginning college career. Stumbled upon the Gyro Vorbis channel and liked Faclo's nonchalant and conversational game dev videos and found the AIGD on his channel. The rest is history, as they say. I've been following progress since the days of Marcel's shenanigans before the toolkit was Qt (I remember watching the AIGD when he broke the new that he chose Qt and everyone was flaming him). I've wasted away a lot of time over the AIGD vids, Gyro Vorbis's misc videos and, more recently, the livestream. I have to say, ES is probably one of the biggest inspirations for me to start indie game dev...I've embarked on 4 or 5 games that almost invariably got hung up on the need for art assets.

Anyway, thought I'd finally become more than just a leecher and join in the community. I've since graduated with a BS in CS and am a web dev at a small company in Florida. Hope the recent splurge in ES progress keeps happening.

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Re: How did you stumble across the Elysian Shadows Project?

Postby dandymcgee on Sun Aug 11, 2013 10:05 am

spadusa wrote:I've wasted away a lot of time over the AIGD vids, Gyro Vorbis's misc videos and, more recently, the livestream.

spadusa wrote:I have to say, ES is probably one of the biggest inspirations for me to start indie game dev...

Doesn't sound like wasted time to me. ;)

spadusa wrote:Anyway, thought I'd finally become more than just a leecher and join in the community. I've since graduated with a BS in CS and am a web dev at a small company in Florida. Hope the recent splurge in ES progress keeps happening.

Great to have ya on the forums! Don't be shy about promoting projects or sharing cool news on the forums.
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Re: How did you stumble across the Elysian Shadows Project?

Postby Arce on Tue Aug 11, 2015 12:36 pm

Welcome, spadusa!

Elysian Shadows and related projects used to be what got me through my mundane days at school. The forums in particular were a much needed reprieve; I would spam refresh any time I could get my hands on a computer. The community that sprouted up around ES is still here, although in a slightly dormant form, and are surprisingly like-minded when it comes to development, games, philosophy, and even life experiences.

I hope you make yourself at home and look forward to any future discussions you might bring. ;)

edit: Oh, and to be on topic: I stumbled upon ES by voting democratically. The name was once in question: Shadows of Elysian, Echoes of Elysium, and a few others were runner ups. There was even a time when "Dead Sky" was the title. But we finally decided on ES after much discussion in Private Dev.
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Re: How did you stumble across the Elysian Shadows Project?

Postby dandymcgee on Wed Aug 12, 2015 6:10 pm

Arce wrote:Welcome, spadusa!

Better late than never. :mrgreen:

Arce wrote:The name was once in question: Shadows of Elysian, Echoes of Elysium, and a few others were runner ups. There was even a time when "Dead Sky" was the title. But we finally decided on ES after much discussion in Private Dev.

Ah, "Dead Sky"! I was trying to recall that in the stream chat the other day, but my brain kept getting distracted by No Man's Sky's code name "Project Skyscraper". Haha.
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Re: How did you stumble across the Elysian Shadows Project?

Postby JamesGoblin on Thu Feb 18, 2016 5:46 pm

I googled gaming forums (or something like that, I don't remember the exact keywords).
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Re: How did you stumble across the Elysian Shadows Project?

Postby dandymcgee on Thu Feb 18, 2016 6:28 pm

JamesGoblin wrote:I googled gaming forums (or something like that, I don't remember the exact keywords).

Haha, nice one dude. Welcome, then. Be sure to watch the "Adventures in Game Development" series on YouTube if you haven't already so you're up-to-date with the on-goings around here.

See: https://www.youtube.com/user/GyroVorbis/playlists
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Re: How did you stumble across the Elysian Shadows Project?

Postby JamesGoblin on Thu Feb 18, 2016 10:35 pm

dandymcgee wrote:
JamesGoblin wrote:I googled gaming forums (or something like that, I don't remember the exact keywords).

Haha, nice one dude. Welcome, then. Be sure to watch the "Adventures in Game Development" series on YouTube if you haven't already so you're up-to-date with the on-goings around here.

See: https://www.youtube.com/user/GyroVorbis/playlists


Aye aye sir! Checked it, I even gave some likes :)
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