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DF Game Club: Pajama Sam: No Need To Hide When It’s Dark Outside
Posted: 15 June 2013 06:03 PM
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DOUBLE FINE GAME CLUB: Pajama Sam: No Need To Hide When It’s Dark Outside  (starting 13th of June)

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  - 13th June, 09:00PM UTC (click for your time zone): 1st game session (Stream) and general discussion (log)
 

ABOUT THE GAME
  Inspired by an issue of his favorite superhero comic, Pajama Man, Sam takes matters into his own hands to confront his fear of the darkness that fills his room.
 

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  - Atari Website (Windows)
  - GameHouse (Windows)
  - iTunes Store (iPhone, iPad)
  Note for Linux and Mac users: This game can be played natively with ScummVM, and is listed as having 90% compatibility.
 

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Posted: 16 June 2013 03:37 PM
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Ron Gilbert also worked on this game. He will be out of town this weekend though, and sends his apologies ^_^

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Posted: 16 June 2013 03:42 PM
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If anyone’s interested, there’s also a Wii port of the game too, though its significantly more pricey: http://www.amazon.com/Pajama-Dont-Fear-Dark-Nintendo-Wii/dp/B0017HGHFC/ref=pd_cp_sw_1

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Posted: 18 June 2013 01:52 PM
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Oh man, my brother and I used to play NNTHWIDO exclusively. We had EVERY of the different iterations memorized and we’d try to race each other to figure out which version of each puzzle was in a particular playthrough. One of us collected all the socks, once, but I don’t remember what happens. Anyone else find the “hidden Snake” minigame? My favorite was the “crackers and cheese” tic-tac-toe game.

A few years later we played the third Pajama Sam game: “You Are What You Eat From Your Head To Your Feet”, I think I was in high school, and it was STILL awesome even alongside stuff like UT2K4 or hardcore games. Why was it so hard to find the “Thunder And Lightening Aren’t So Frightening” sequel? We also lost so many hours building our own maps in Pajama Sam’s “Sockworks” puzzlegame.

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Posted: 18 June 2013 06:57 PM
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mLbRisteL - 18 June 2013 01:52 PM

Oh man, my brother and I used to play NNTHWIDO exclusively. We had EVERY of the different iterations memorized and we’d try to race each other to figure out which version of each puzzle was in a particular playthrough. One of us collected all the socks, once, but I don’t remember what happens. Anyone else find the “hidden Snake” minigame? My favorite was the “crackers and cheese” tic-tac-toe game.

A few years later we played the third Pajama Sam game: “You Are What You Eat From Your Head To Your Feet”, I think I was in high school, and it was STILL awesome even alongside stuff like UT2K4 or hardcore games. Why was it so hard to find the “Thunder And Lightening Aren’t So Frightening” sequel? We also lost so many hours building our own maps in Pajama Sam’s “Sockworks” puzzlegame.

I’ll make sure to spend a small amount of the playthrough showing the snake minigame, cheese and crackers, and make sure to go through all the potions. I also made a save file with all the socks that I will go to near the end of the playthrough so I can show what happens when you get all the socks (to lazy to try and get all the socks live).

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Posted: 19 June 2013 09:08 PM
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Dave Grossman also sends his apologies (apparently this coming weekend is Fathers’ Day in some parts of the world), but says he would have liked to have joined us smile

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Posted: 21 June 2013 10:12 PM
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As far as I can tell there isn’t some Game Club master-topic, so I apologise if I’m asking about this in the wrong place, but how would you guys feel about featuring L.A. Noire one week? (Obviously the game as a whole is enormous, but it’s broken down episodically, and I think one of the early cases could be neatly played through start to finish in a single sitting.) Whilst the kneejerk reaction might be that it’s got nothing to do with adventure games, I’ve always thought that in fact it really is a modern progression of the genre. Behind the polish and the new trimmings, its core is very very similar to adventure games of yore. I think it could make for some really interesting discussion.

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Posted: 21 June 2013 10:33 PM
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We do have a master thread of sorts, but there’s no problem with you posting that question here. We’re definitely willing to branch out into covering non-adventure titles, but a large game like L.A. Noire might be difficult for us to do under our current format. We’d have to discuss how we’d tackle a game of L.A. Noire’s size.

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Posted: 21 June 2013 11:07 PM
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Syd - 21 June 2013 10:33 PM

We’d have to discuss how we’d tackle a game of L.A. Noire’s size.

I was thinking you could play one of the individual cases. The early ones are wholly self contained plot wise and basically function as mini-adventures all to themselves.

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Posted: 21 June 2013 11:29 PM
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Eiphel - 21 June 2013 11:07 PM
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We’d have to discuss how we’d tackle a game of L.A. Noire’s size.

I was thinking you could play one of the individual cases. The early ones are wholly self contained plot wise and basically function as mini-adventures all to themselves.

That’d potentially be an interesting way to tackle it. Better to move this sort of discussion over to the planning thread and leave this one for discussion about PJ Sam, though smile

Edit: Twitch.tv are having some troubles at the moment. We’ll still have our session at the regular time, but if Twitch aren’t up, we’ll look at an alternative streaming option or do this session without a stream). We’ll let people know what the go is via chat, so don’t forget to show up :D

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Posted: 22 June 2013 09:36 AM
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Cheeseness - 21 June 2013 11:29 PM

Twitch.tv are having some troubles at the moment. We’ll still have our session at the regular time, but if Twitch aren’t up, we’ll look at an alternative streaming option or do this session without a stream). We’ll let people know what the go is via chat, so don’t forget to show up :D

Twitch.tv is back up, so we should be fine.

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THIS GAME. THIS GAME WAS MY CHILDHOOD. I have so many fond memories of zipping around the Land of Darkness with King and Otto. It was also one of the only video games I had as a little kid, so Sam will always have a special little place in my heart,

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Posted: 22 June 2013 01:57 PM
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Hey guys! We’ll be starting in just a few minutes. Please come join us!

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Posted: 22 June 2013 03:28 PM
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That was a fun little game. I never played it myself back in the day but now I’m interested in getting it to play it myself even if I’ve watched most of the stream. Good work on the streaming, Permafry_42. =)

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takarayama - 22 June 2013 03:28 PM

That was a fun little game. I never played it myself back in the day but now I’m interested in getting it to play it myself even if I’ve watched most of the stream. Good work on the streaming, Permafry_42. =)

Thanks for the compliment!

Also if you are going to play the game, you should know that there is 7 possible ways the items in the game could change position. This makes it have a lot of replay value. There’s also 3 other pajama sam adventure games. The first 3 games in the series work with scummvm, while the 4th one, with a different voice actor and being made by Atari, won’t work with scummvm. There is also plenty of other humongous games, which are all listed and described here: http://humongous.wikia.com/wiki/Humongous_Entertainment_Wiki

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Chat log (thanks to takarayama!) and stream archive are up.

Thanks to Permafry for streaming and sorry I missed the beginning!

This seems like such a great game. So much interactivity and reward for exploring each room. I really liked how nice and polite Sam was as well. One thing I didn’t put any thought into when making the thread was whether or not Sam is a boy or a girl - it didn’t seem to be mentioned anywhere in the game from what I saw, and if it’s intentionally ambiguous, that’s great.

Next week, we’ll be starting on the first Broken Sword game, which is in the current Humble Bundle!

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