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Project Jane-J put on hold
« on: May 04, 2004, 08:43:35 AM »

Well, not so long after Sam&Max 2 has been cancelled, Jane Jensen's new project "Gray Matter" has been "temporarily put on hold" :'(

Read more: http://www.justadventure.com/articles/JaneJensenNews/JaneJensenNews.shtm
What Jane has to say: http://www.justadventure.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.cgi?board=AdvGameDiscuss;action=display;num=1083614908
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Re: Project Jane-J put on hold
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2004, 01:56:36 PM »

I was waiting all day yesterday for the big news Randy promised and I was definitely not ready for this. I assumed it was going to be *good* news. Anyway, it really saddened me a lot :'(. I was really looking forward to this one. I stayed late last night seeing all the reactions and also Jane Jensens's own thread at JA. How sad :(.

Some clowns at AG refused to believe and demanded confirmation from AG, which arrived only hours later (I saw it only today, as a matter of fact). As if Randy would have said such a thing without really knowing for sure...
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Re: Project Jane-J put on hold
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2004, 02:38:33 PM »

i can't believe it  :'(
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Re: Project Jane-J put on hold
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2004, 05:16:04 PM »

I was waiting all day yesterday for the big news Randy promised and I was definitely not ready for this. I assumed it was going to be *good* news.

Exactly :( Well, at least we know JJ is working on a new game and (hopefully) nothing can stop her now. Although I really can't imagine how are they going to fit a fully featured game into 8 megabytes, it's not a time of 320x200 games anymore, is it?


Some clowns at AG refused to believe and demanded confirmation from AG, which arrived only hours later (I saw it only today, as a matter of fact). As if Randy would have said such a thing without really knowing for sure...

People tend to refuse bad news, I can't blame them in this case :(
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Re: Project Jane-J put on hold
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2004, 10:34:14 PM »

I really can't imagine how are they going to fit a fully featured game into 8 megabytes?
I have no idea, though it should be possible if there is no speech in the game and if the game is planned carefully and executed properly. Not that I care very much for this option though, it's like going something like ten years into the past!


People tend to refuse bad news, I can't blame them in this case :(
Well, I can't blame them either. It just seemed ridiculous at the time, even hysterical. Even now, some 24 hours later I still feel sad about this whole thing :(. Well, at least GarageGothic and his upcoming "Shadowplay" won't be having any competition now. I wonder if he's happy or sad now. Probably both, I guess.
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Re: Project Jane-J put on hold
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2004, 07:40:27 AM »

I have no idea, though it should be possible if there is no speech in the game and if the game is planned carefully and executed properly.

Well, after completing the Five magical amulets trailer I'm not too convinced about that... :)
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Re: Project Jane-J put on hold
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2004, 08:30:19 AM »

Well, after completing the Five magical amulets trailer I'm not too convinced about that... :)
What do I know? Either they are planning for a super optimized-for-size engine or they plan for a lousy game experience. Either way, I'm one of those who collect games, so I don't care very much for a downloadable game. Especially one of 8 megs...
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Re: Project Jane-J put on hold
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2004, 01:22:40 PM »

True, on the other hand, I do care for *any* Jane Jensen game :) Oh well, I guess we'll have to wait to see how it's going to work..
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Re: Project Jane-J put on hold
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2004, 04:54:50 PM »

Gabriel Knight is an 8MB download when it's zipped  ;)
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Re: Project Jane-J put on hold
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2004, 06:19:15 PM »

Gabriel Knight is an 8MB download when it's zipped
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Re: Project Jane-J put on hold
« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2004, 09:30:09 PM »

Exactly my point: Either it is going to be totally retro... or I reallly don't know what to expect
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Re: Project Jane-J put on hold
« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2004, 07:07:25 AM »

Well...Booby Trap seems to be a Mine Sweeper clone with dialogues on top *cough*

http://www.adventuregamers.com/newsitem.php?id=558
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Re: Project Jane-J put on hold
« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2004, 10:29:06 AM »

Well...Booby Trap seems to be a Mine Sweeper clone with dialogues on top *cough*
Jane Jensen has my respect and will always have it, but it doesn't mean I must like *everything* she does. She's now concentrated on a different audience (the casual gamers) and although it makes me very sad, I still respect that and her. I find it ridiculous, though, that JA and AG are covering this game as if it were an adventure, just because it is developed by an accomplished ex - for the moment, at least - adventure game designer.

Somewhat off-topic - some E3 impressions, Dreamfall is starting to look very promising, IMO :). TAC's lineup, on the other hand, is extremely poor for a company that specializes in adventure games... :-\
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Re: Project Jane-J put on hold
« Reply #13 on: May 13, 2004, 02:04:10 PM »

Once again I have to agree with you completely :)
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