Sam Bushman

The 2016 Season has concluded!

posted Aug 14, 2016, 8:47 PM by Sam Bushman   [ updated Aug 17, 2016, 1:14 PM ]

Alrighty guys, this concludes the 2016 NFGL season! This year's champion is John Smith (congratulations sir!). This year's sacko is.....well.......... me I suppose :/

John (who is currently out of the country) get to either name the High Score table, or invent a new season set for next year.
UPDATE: John has chosen to add a new season set.  It is:
There's an app for that: Beat a number of games (on any platform) that have been remade/ported to mobile

As for me, well I'm not sure. At a minimum I must endure the shame of losing at my own league. If I come up with any interesting ideas, I will share them here.

I want to thank you all for participating in this experiment once again this year. 

Some improvements I am looking to make for next year are:
1. Automation of the NFGL site. My outage in late June/early July pretty much brought stuff to a halt.
2. Better integration with Facebook and Twitter.
3. Adjustment of the High Score Challenges. Participation in these was lower than expected. I like the idea of everyone getting to interact over a single game, but I may still try to shift more focus towards people playing their games. I think I will change how points are earned from tables (to encourage folks to fight for any ranking, not just 1st place).
4. Open up participation. I think if we have a large enough population of people regularly participating, activity in the league will remain constant and participation from others will be better encouraged. I think it should be a goal to try and achieve a sort of community equilibrium where some may be less active than others without it being noticeable overall.
5. I think the season sets still need some work. Many of them just don't feel that fun.

Things I liked this year over last year:
1. Better visualization of league progress through the site.
2. When the high score game worked, it was fun to trade tips and challenges between other leaguers.
3. Dan's boss fight montages were pretty great.

For now, I have some other projects to attend to. I will be coming back to the NFGL again some time early 2017 to address the above.

What did you guys think of this year's season?

Once again, thank you all. TTFN, ta ta for now


posted Aug 4, 2016, 7:28 PM by Sam Bushman

I made a score

So....Dragon's Lair is unstable.....

posted Jul 25, 2016, 12:52 PM by Sam Bushman

Due to technical difficulties with Dragon's Lair, I am changing the Champion-level playoff game to "Oo".

Players are competing for the highest score in Oo's endless mode (the large red circle on the far right of the start screen).

Good luck,

My initial Sacko score

posted Jul 22, 2016, 8:59 PM by Sam Bushman

Also, I hit this a couple time:

Yay Greenlight!

The NFGL Playoffs have begun!

posted Jul 13, 2016, 12:46 PM by Sam Bushman   [ updated Jul 22, 2016, 8:26 PM ]

So, we are at the last month of this NFGL season. As a slight modification to the rules, I have only included those who are have not explicitly quit and have been active in the NFGL this season. This should keep the playoffs more competitive. The two games on deck for the playoffs are:

Dragon's Lair:
(Highest score in a single play through [No Saving], Game Mode: Arcade, Difficulty: Hard)

Slide Ride Arcade:
(Highest "Total Score" in "I Feel Lucky" mode, Difficulty: Hard)

As a "thank you" to those who have stuck out this season, you will each receive a copy of your playoff title via Steam (either directly through steam or as an email to your provided google account address). As a reminder, those in the top half of points for this season will be competing in the "Champions" competition to be this year's NFGL Champion. Those in the lower half of points will be competing to not be last, and thus identified as the "Sacko". Here is everyone's playoff assignments:

David Huddleston
John Smith
Dan Morrison

Ken Brown
Cassandra Brown
Sam Bushman
Derek Atwater

I will be accepting score submissions through August 13th due to my various outages earlier this month. If you submit a score on August 14th, you will be too late.

Good luck guys!

Coming out from under my rock

posted Jul 12, 2016, 12:30 PM by Sam Bushman

I have been on vacation for the past week or so. I'm finally back in Washington and starting to get things rolling again. Due to this lull in NFGL updates, the final "month" will run into the first 2 weeks of August. Tomorrow I will announce the high score games that will make up the playoffs and work to update the site (it may take a couple days due to moving).

Thank you for your patience.

Magic.....Not Done, but Fun!

posted Jun 29, 2016, 3:22 AM by Sam Bushman

Excuses, Excuses

posted Jun 25, 2016, 11:26 AM by Sam Bushman

So I have a vacation in Ohio coming up the first week of July. As part of this vacation, I will be getting a car moved from Ohio to Washington. This car does not run, and as such requires a garage for me to store and work on it. Because of this, I need to move out of my apartment and into a house. I have secured a house to rent and will be starting the moving process on July 11th. I will need to clean both my apartment and this house, pack my things, and move many large pieces of furniture. I fully intend to continue the NFGL through July as planned, but I will be more distracted than I originally intended. I apologize for any latency in updating the site, commenting on posts, or answering questions. This is a busy time and I will do my best to keep things moving.

Thank you for your patience,

Undertale is beaten!

posted Jun 23, 2016, 10:14 PM by Sam Bushman

June Lineup

posted Jun 6, 2016, 8:02 PM by Sam Bushman

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