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Submitted By spongejax on 13/03/30
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Hey fellow martians, i really haven't posted much in a while, but with 3.0 being talked about and the helpful surveys, it got me thinking about how we got here. I, personally, got here when i figured out that my mac had a dashboard and that i could add games to it, so i looked on the mac website and the first thing i saw under widgets was mars explorer. If I could gather information on where most of you guys heard about the game maybe we could get a better idea on how to advertise or spread word about the game. Don't forget that it can be pretty easy to advertise a free game to one of your close (or not so close) friends. Thanks for reading and please take te time to tell me how you first found out about the game. Thanks! -sponge

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Re: Gathering Info
1 week - 32,767v
Posted 2013/03/30 - 5:07 GMT
I found the game when I was in elementary school, we had this and some racing game as widgets. I played it for awhile, don't even remember under which name, and then I visited the website. I forgot about the game for awhile as I played this flash game named Feudalism and, eventually, Feudalism II. So I didn't play Mars for over a year.
 
In late sixth grade, I got bored of Feudalism, after I'd beaten it, and all of the other flash games I played. I didn't know any good websites, and one day, when I got sick in about May, I remembered Mars Explorer. After some Googling, I found the site and started playing under a few names, and increasingly I used Ender--. I registered to post on Kirby's Battleroom post, and then started becoming a member of the community.
 
I joined the ACC about a month later, had a few nice dogfights the following Christmas, and I started branching out to other websites and becoming increasingly addicted to the internet. In late seventh grade, April, I started posting on sites like PersonalityCafe and The Nexus and YouTube.
 
A year later in April I found Reddit and introduced Ssen to Marsxplr after pressuring her to play for awhile. And happeh. :)
 
So now it's about time for me to find another cool website, which always seems to happen annually April - May.
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Re: Gathering Info
1 day - 4,967v
Posted 2013/03/31 - 3:55 GMT

  1. Wanted a 3D game with a car.

  2. Came across the mars widgit.

  3. Played that for some time.

  4. Loved it a lot, mainly because I kept trying to get to the top of the vocano. Thought it was impossible but THAT TUTORIAL SAID I COULD GAHDAMMIT.

  5. Loved it more than my usual month-long fads...decided to visit the website, might be some more stuff there.

  6. Came across the forum, created an account and commented for the first time on that original "3 Word Story" post that not many of you know.

  7. That's about it

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Re: Gathering Info
4 days - 13,880v
Posted 2013/03/31 - 4:56 GMT
Hatched on a frond of the Undertree, I devoured leaf, stalk, root and all of my sibs. Yet, only halfway through this Eon, I already hunger for more!

The Scrolls of Haize are concise on this matter: With youth comes grave responsibility. A thousand years of youth have fallen behind, and still I fill the time with games!
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4 days - 9,791v
Posted 2013/03/31 - 10:23 GMT
Meh. I was browsing the old Unity showcase area when I spotted Mars. It had the word 'free' near it, so after a few clicks, a half-hour download, and a drag-and-drop install, I was playing.
All I know about the date was it was before I left primary school, which was about five years ago now. I used my initials as a username, and after a couple of years the original Ace (starmute, now) suggested I register it. But I couldn't have A.C.E, so teh underscores entered... and that was that.
 
I didn't visit the Mars site for another two or three years, until TSL (remember him, anyone?) dropped me a PM. So, first time I visited the Mars forum was roughly a week or two before the 'Guides' club started.
 
And then, about a week ago, I got a mouse that finally overcame my aim-bug. Now I'm thoroughly addicted, again.
 
(A note: had it not been for TSL and Ace-now-starmute, I would still be a silly little noob. :P)
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Re: Gathering Info
1 week - 32,767v
Posted 2013/03/31 - 15:42 GMT
I had found the game via Apple's widget download section. I started playing Mars sometime in the Mars 1.6 era.
 
Regarding advertising, I have many plans. I also have plans/propositions for everything else . . . but with Flynn's absence, nothing can get done. 
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1 week - 32,767v
Posted 2013/03/31 - 17:37 GMT
Lets not forget wooglie and the chrome store.
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Re: Gathering Info
4 days - 9,791v
Posted 2013/03/31 - 18:50 GMT
Chrome store? To be frank, chrome is the worst browser (bar IE) imo. They could just use the standard web-player. So of course, supa-important!
 
Wooglie is a good games site. But not that popular afaik.
 
What we should do is get mega-supa-dupa-unity-4 licenses and build mars as flash. It'd be supa popular then!~
 
But yeah, we need flynn back. :(

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