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Reminder that there are going to be over 73,000 names in the credits

Posted: Wed Oct 26, 2016 12:54 am
by Lugbzurg
Does anyone remember how Mighty No 9 has a credits sequence somewhere around four hours long, due to its 67,226 backers? Well Yooka-Laylee has (at least from the initial Kickstarter campaign) 73,206! That's exactly 5,980 more people! Nearly SIX-THOUSAND!

So, with well over 73-Thousand names to put in the credits, I can't help but wonder if there's been some plan to keep the credits from being far too agonizingly-long. Are the credits perhaps going to be kinda like Sonic Colors in that they moved horizontally instead of vertically (and made playable), but perhaps with smaller text packed in more densely and moving faster? Could it be fast-forwarded (or paused) like what the Super Smash Bros. series has done? Then again, just being able to press a button to skip them is entirely possible, but still...

Sonic Colors credits (A playable sequence with text going left instead of the traditional up.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bd9uqJP0Ie0

Super Smash Bros. Melee credits (doesn't show the fast forward feature here, but it's still pretty unique.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXeHwKjkeuU

Is there some sort of plan in affect to address this? It certainly doesn't have to be told to us outright exactly what that might be, especially if it's being converted into some sort of minigame. It just seems like the kind of thing that could creep on by unnoticed until the end of development, and then someone's got to deal with it.

Re: Reminder that there are going to be over 73,000 names in the credits

Posted: Wed Oct 26, 2016 1:54 am
by Exaskryz
It seems way too easy to make an alphabetized list of kickstarter backers, put in books a la an encyclopedia in some library in the hub world. Open up the A book, see all the A names. Perhaps scroll through them at your pace to find your name in there.

But there should be some automatic way to scroll through a book (or all the books) at once for someone who wants to do that, spending several hours looking for humorous names.

Re: Reminder that there are going to be over 73,000 names in the credits

Posted: Wed Oct 26, 2016 12:08 pm
by DarkTone
Hmmm. I wonder if there's a right way to do this. My thought was have a seperate video on the menu for Backer credits, but non backers would never watch it.

Re: Reminder that there are going to be over 73,000 names in the credits

Posted: Wed Oct 26, 2016 1:53 pm
by BanjoThreeie
I like the idea of the credits being in a book. Maybe it can be like a dictionary where you can skip directly to a certain letter in the alphabet. If the credits were in scrolling form, I don't think anyone would watch it, myself included.

Re: Reminder that there are going to be over 73,000 names in the credits

Posted: Wed Oct 26, 2016 2:57 pm
by Zita
When filling out the Backer Kit I remember we were required to select a color as well as our name, so I've been grinding my gears since forever if that might have something to do with how they will implement the backers names. Books would probably be my first guess, too, but then again it's Playtonic we're dealing with here, I'm sure they'll come up with some super creative idea. :B

Re: Reminder that there are going to be over 73,000 names in the credits

Posted: Wed Oct 26, 2016 3:40 pm
by Crownless
Yeah, seems reasonable to me that they could have a "backer room" with the books readable with the backer's names! It'd be a cute addition, imo.

Either way, I'm certain they'll have the backer credits more well organized than MN9 did. Haha

Re: Reminder that there are going to be over 73,000 names in the credits

Posted: Wed Oct 26, 2016 6:07 pm
by dotEXE
Backer books sorted by color sounds like a great solution. Maybe there's a bookshelf inside Yooka and Laylee's house.

Re: Reminder that there are going to be over 73,000 names in the credits

Posted: Wed Oct 26, 2016 11:52 pm
by Exaskryz
Oh shoot, we had to pick a color too?

OK, I really need to find a way to review what I submitted for my backerkit info. I can't readily find it on the backerkit site when I'm logged in.

Because if it's sorted by color in anyway, I have no idea what I put down. Green maybe. I hope it might've been green.

Re: Reminder that there are going to be over 73,000 names in the credits

Posted: Thu Oct 27, 2016 2:35 am
by Lufkin

Re: Reminder that there are going to be over 73,000 names in the credits

Posted: Thu Oct 27, 2016 4:40 am
by Exaskryz

Re: Reminder that there are going to be over 73,000 names in the credits

Posted: Thu Oct 27, 2016 7:22 am
by Scrubber
Can't even remember what colour I picked. It will be uneven. Like surely tons more people would pick blue over yellow?

Re: Reminder that there are going to be over 73,000 names in the credits

Posted: Thu Oct 27, 2016 4:24 pm
by Zita
Yellow makes people feel frustrated and angery and it's one of the reasons it's one of the least popular colors there are, so probably not yellow. But yeah I've also thought about how most people would have probably chosen blue because it's the most common favorite color.
Ah well, it's Playtonic, they will come up with something! :P

Re: Reminder that there are going to be over 73,000 names in the credits

Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 1:15 am
by ShanPen

Re: Reminder that there are going to be over 73,000 names in the credits

Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 2:30 am
by Exaskryz

Re: Reminder that there are going to be over 73,000 names in the credits

Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 11:12 am
by Zita
It's just something I learned in my psychology class during college when we were talking about the psychological impacts of colors on the subconscious.
Here are some other facts on yellow:

-Yellow is a bright that is often described as cheery and warm.
-Yellow is also the most fatiguing to the eye due to the high amount of light that is reflected. Using yellow as a background on paper or computer monitors can lead to eyestrain or vision loss in extreme cases.
-Yellow can also create feelings of frustration and anger, as mentioned above. While it is considered a cheerful color, people are more likely to lose their tempers in yellow rooms and babies tend to cry more in yellow rooms.
-Yellow can also increase the metabolism.
-Since yellow is the most visible color, it is also the most attention-getting color. Yellow can be used in small amount to draw notice, such as on traffic sign or advertisements.

But I think we're getting off topic here, I'm sure the Google-Mobile can tell you just as well. :P

Re: Reminder that there are going to be over 73,000 names in the credits

Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 4:00 pm
by dotEXE
I picked purple because clearly purple is the best color. :D

Re: Reminder that there are going to be over 73,000 names in the credits

Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 5:42 pm
by AJC0MICS
I made this poll a year ago when the backerkit survey was published:
viewtopic.php?t=4269

It looks like pink-colored names are going to be very rare in the game's credits.

Re: Reminder that there are going to be over 73,000 names in the credits

Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 10:07 pm
by Scrubber
Yup I went with blue. Dammit I shoulda gone for pink.

Why WOULD I pick blue? Be like finding a needle in a haystack.

Re: Reminder that there are going to be over 73,000 names in the credits

Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 11:11 pm
by ZeroJanitor
Good thing I picked pink then, huh?

Re: Reminder that there are going to be over 73,000 names in the credits

Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2016 2:50 pm
by BanjoThreeie
I picked blue too, but thankfully my last name starts with A. :P