Where does this question come from?ggh wrote:Hey baltha
DMM, what are 3000 creatures doing on the moon?
You are asking about this: http://rnk.bicyclesonthemoon.info/kreatury3000/?
That's a program I wrote. It's the dice-roll game engine for the second edition of Dem's show Kreatury (or Kreatury 3000), it can be found on youtube. Previously he used someone else's program.
More info in this post:
balthasar_s wrote:That's only a little part of the explanation.
Full explanation:Spoiler:There is a guy in Poland called "Dem" who draws epsilonish stickman comics¹, makes youtube videos, etc. He made a show called "Kreatury" or "Kreatury 3000". It's a show where 8 epsilonish creatures are fighting against each other. There were live streams. People would call through skype² and together with Dem create the creatures. They would also become the creatures' "trainers" but they hat no influence at all on what was happening next.
Remember xkcd 904? That's exactly how this worked. There was a software that would generate the fight's outcome based on the creatures's points and random number (1-6) generation. Dem used the results to draw a comic of this while people watched it live and made comments on a chat and there were also commentators on Skype before and after the fights. The comments were often very funny. It was like a parody of watching a sport event. Also the chat started developing its own version of the language...
After the first series (of two) was over one of the creatures, "motyl i niedźwiedź" (a bear with a butterfly glued to it) fell completely out of the tournament (but returned as a boss with a bazooka instead of the butterfly). After the final boss fight there was one place left. I called and was lucky enough to be chosen to create a new character. In this video (Polish) from 42:22 you can see the creation of the new character.
The name is "Słoń inspektor", ("elephant the inspector" or "inspector the elephant", because he used to work in a factory as an inspector). He wheels on his very short legs. a hat on his head, a flower on his head under the hat, a monocle and his nose (how is an elephant's nose called in English?) ends with an actual hand.
Then the new series started. First fight was against the winner of the first series, the raptor-mage Bulbulbi. The elephant won. The next fight was against the knight-sheep Lukrecja. The elephant won. And the final fight was against the evil cyborg Szymon Borkowski. The elephant won again. I didn't expect it at all but my character won the whole tournament. The winner of the first series won a t-shirt with his character. In the second series there were no prizes. After the final fight there was a plot twist and a cliffhanger which is still unresolved after almost a year. There are recordings of everything on youtube.
There were some problems with the original result-generating software so I created a replacement: http://rnk.bicyclesonthemoon.info/kreatury3000/ which was then used by Dem.
I really liked what the newly created character looked like and it was the madnesstime so I changed my avatar
¹at school, somwhere in 2008, I think, I was darwing my first comics. They were also epsilonish and stickmanish. I think someone said I was trying to copy from demland. That's how I found out about him.
²I installed skype on the redundant computer just for this purpose and removed it later.
I have all required objects except one: a clean desk.GnomeAnne wrote:If anyone has a real soldering gun and CDs, feel free to make a corrected version.
Related: You can see a soldering gun on bftf replay now.