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Rob Zombie's Spook Show International


By Russell

4 years ago



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Post #6177 Spooky mentions game #3! Posted by SpookyCharlie (3 years ago)

Post #6605 Gameplay and rules video from Spooky Pinball Posted by Jetzxi (3 years ago)

Post #7268 V019 changelog Posted by FawzmaGames (3 years ago)

Post #7366 Common trough issue caused by flipper switch description Posted by snakesnsparklers (3 years ago)

Post #9017 V21 Changelog Posted by GhostThruster (2 years ago)

Post #9409 V22 changelog Posted by FawzmaGames (2 years ago)

Post #10228 V23 / v24 changelogs Posted by snakesnsparklers (1 year ago)


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#10083 1 year ago
Quoted from rubberducks:

Fawzma is one guy, and rightly he's full time on ACNC at the moment. Spooky have nobody else. Scott's doing his own games (and sound effects for ACNC), and despite what people seem to think, Bowen is not a coder.

and thats the truth!

#10116 1 year ago
Quoted from SpookyCharlie:

I can't hire someone to clean this up then lay them off once it's complete

INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR / CONSULTANT

Generally (unless the consulting contract is for a specified term) can be let go by the employer for any reason, at any time.

Is not eligible for unemployment compensation benefits.

Is not eligible for worker's compensation benefits.

Does not receive employment benefits from the employer.

Generally provides consulting services to more than one company.

Sets his or her own hours.

Works out of his or her own office or home.

Works relatively independently.

Has the authority to decide how to go about accomplishing tasks, and does so without the employer's input.

Incurs the costs associated with performing the job.

Has acquired very specialized skills and comes to the work relationship with a particularized education and experience background.

Is not subject to tax or FICA withholding, but pays his or her own self-employment tax.

Is paid according to the terms of the contract, and does not receive additional compensation for overtime hours worked.

Usually is not protected by employment anti-discrimination and workplace safety laws.

Is not entitled to join or form a union.

#10122 1 year ago

when all is said and done, i didnt tell anyone to go hire a consultant. i responded to a statement that said "i cant hire some.. and then lay them off". i simply showed that there was an option where companies can hire someone then let them go without ramifications. if someone doesnt feel comfortable using that option, thats up to them.

i agree with rubberducks. he has explained, many times over, that there is little chance spooky will divert resources away from ACNC and that in the short term, not to expect any headway on RZ. only spooky knows for sure why and just how far behind they are on ACNC. it is high priority at this point. its difficult to believe that the issues with getting ACNC out the door are code related. sounds like issues with the physical build, with the latest being that satisfactory ramps were not avail until recently. as we already know, completing code for most games is an ongoing process well after games are shipped, sometimes as long as a couple of years. if physical games are complete and sound, companies tend to ship games with the avail code at the time and simply provide code updates in the future.

revisiting the RZ coding issue under the assumption that spooky would ever pursue the consulting route...

Quoted from jgentry:

There's so many independent pinball programming contractors out there after all. Got to be several hundred options with knowledge of the pinheck system, well several hundred or zero other then Ben Heck.

Quoted from SpookyCharlie:

While the new system is easier to learn, the PinHeck takes a bigger understanding.

spooky only needs one person with knowledge of the pinheck system, and they apparently already have him. that would be fawzma, and he would be the one to finish up the work on RZ. the second guy doesnt need to know squat about pinheck. he would need to know how to deal with a P3-ROC, and just work on ACNC while fawsma finished RZ, in what rubberducks makes is sound would only be a few weeks.

Quoted from SpookyCharlie:

They also have to understand the entire code that has already been written.

arent big coding projects broken down into smaller parts/subroutines such that each person working on such a project doesnt need to understand the entire code? their work can be done independently of others and the entire program works fine when pieced together. fawzma could intentionally leave the coding jobs that do not require intimate knowledge of every aspect of the programming for the number 2 guy. subroutines, for example, can be written without compromising existing code. the number 2 guy may not accomplish as much as fawsma would have if he worked ACNC for that period, but at least someone would have advanced the code in some regard vs nothing.

at any rate, when facing a backlog and needing man hours, not hiring for fear of having to lay people off later sounds [cant think of the right word]. whether soldering or software, the concept of 'seasonal workers' comes to mind. what happens to spookys summer help when school is back in session? where is mocean when you need him for a few weeks? could you convince scottd to put aside his 2020 design for a month during 2018?

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