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Old 03-14-2001, 05:33 PM   #1
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TPM PSX for $15 at KBToys!

Wow, just saw it. Not that I'm biased or anything, but I bet your friends might like a copy...
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Old 03-15-2001, 02:10 AM   #2
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Hey Zanzibar I have a few questions for you, as a famous programmer/game developper/whatever you do:

1) How does it feel that "your" game is now being sold for 15$? Glad more ppl will buy it or more like "it's worth more than that, after all the hours I worked on it..."

2) Seeing your names in the credits at the end of the game

3) Are you a rich CEO & playboy by day but fight crime at night in tights because when you were young you witnesses the death of your parents and now seek revenge (oh and do you have a butler named Alfred?)?

Thanks, again, great work to all Apes at Big Ape that made TPM, it's one of my all time fav games

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Old 03-16-2001, 05:08 PM   #3
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Good questions! Here goes:

(um, well, first off, I sure as hell ain't famous )

1. I feel both ways, but I'm now heavily leaning towards "buy the game at ANY cost," and quite simply, it's for selfish reasons. Once TPM hits a certain sales number, Big Ape starts getting royalties for each copy sold above that amount. Lucasarts gets every dollar until that point (which happens to be a ridiculously high number, but that's another story) to recoup their production costs, but beyond that, Big Ape starts getting a set dollar amount per unit sold. So truthfully, even if it sold for $1.99, Big Ape would STILL get the same dollar amount as if it sold for $20. But, it's all for naught unless we reach the magic number of units sold, thus my Machiavellian post

2. Just fricking cool. I even find myself playing the Final Battle level just so I can see the credits. Which brings me to one minor gripe I have about the credits: I spent about a week putting together a fully-rendered movie file of the credits rolling up. You know how the credits switch from a rendered fade-in of names, then changes to a computer-generated scroll? It didn't use to be that way. I made it identical, and I mean IDENTICAL, to the look of the scrolling text in the movie. I had it running on a big screen, and people thought I was looking at the movie credits. But, we ran outta room on the CD, so we had to amputate it. But it looked damned impressive

3. I can neither confirm nor deny anything about any possible alternative identities I have, nor any heartbreaking circumstances I may or may not have experienced as a child. *sniff*

Oh, and my butler prefers 'Freddy' nowadays, I don't know why.


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Old 03-20-2001, 11:35 PM   #4
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*thinks even more highly of Zanzibar now*

It's really frickin kewl that we get to talk to an actual programmer from one of my fav games... It's like meeting my fav band (Metallica) or something... well ok not really but it's kewl

You almost motivated me to go buy a few more copies

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Old 03-21-2001, 05:25 AM   #5
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I have recommended it to my friends (poor girls, stuck with Jedi Power Battles)

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