Topic

Maintain the Avatar API

Let people build and customize avatars, play glitchmash, and allow the opportunity for outside developers to use the assets to build other things, including games.

This would be much less expensive to maintain than the game servers, and is the most likely path to future fun and profits.

While a long shot, i think this represents a very low risk, potentially high reward scenario for both Tiny Speck and the Players of Glitch.

Posted 6 years ago by striatic Subscriber! | Permalink

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  • I really like this idea, totally possible technically and would preserve some of the great art created for the wardrobe and vanity.
    Posted 6 years ago by Joan of Dark Subscriber! | Permalink
  • YES.  This would be a ton of fun.  If you give us our yetis, pickles, cubimals, and other special, adorable items, too, even if they're just ornaments and not functional... happiness!
    Posted 6 years ago by glum pudding Subscriber! | Permalink
  • +1 
    i wholeheartedly agree!
    Posted 6 years ago by IxoN Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Oh yes!
    Posted 6 years ago by Lady Cailia Subscriber! | Permalink
  • +1!
    Posted 6 years ago by TomC Subscriber! | Permalink
  • yes.  just yes.  Please pop in to my thread here: http://www.glitch.com/forum/ideas/29331/
    this would help with that initiative too!
    Posted 6 years ago by Dissonance Subscriber! | Permalink
  • using the Avatar API an offline mini-glitch could probably be made pretty easily.

    heck, i could make that and i SUCK!
    Posted 6 years ago by striatic Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Please yes.
    Posted 6 years ago by Hollyhawk Subscriber! | Permalink
  • I really like this idea. I'd love to see the artwork and music of Glitch preserved in some way, perhaps through licensing.
    Posted 6 years ago by Splendora Subscriber! | Permalink
  • @striatic well maybe with your suck plus my suck we could make something awesome?
    Posted 6 years ago by Dissonance Subscriber! | Permalink
  • i don't know if doubling down on the suck is a great idea : ]
    Posted 6 years ago by striatic Subscriber! | Permalink
  • +1
    Posted 6 years ago by Lila Clemenceau Subscriber! | Permalink
  • It's silly, but I would love to still be able to change up Caiyot's looks once in a while. There's just SO MUCH cool stuff in there.

    I was actually thinking of making a paper doll, because I am creative but non-techy :)
    Posted 6 years ago by Caiyot Subscriber! | Permalink
  • You know, I really support this idea. The idea of making your own glitch using the avatar APIs and such wouldn't be that crazy, either. I really wish they would have released the images or something.

    Quick, someone make a program to recursively save all of the glitch assets!
    Posted 6 years ago by QuinnR Subscriber! | Permalink
  • "I really wish they would have released the images or something."

    they are released, effectively, through the API.
    Posted 6 years ago by striatic Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Yes please.

    And Caiyot, I love your paper doll idea.
    Posted 6 years ago by emdot Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Oh, did they add all the furniture and stuff? I haven't checked since the early times.
    Posted 6 years ago by QuinnR Subscriber! | Permalink
  • +1
    Posted 6 years ago by Snarlo Subscriber! | Permalink
  • "Oh, did they add all the furniture and stuff?"

    no, but all the character clothing animation stuff is there.
    Posted 6 years ago by striatic Subscriber! | Permalink
  • I'd pay for that! +1
    Posted 6 years ago by Cefeida Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Bump!
    Posted 6 years ago by TomC Subscriber! | Permalink
  • yes please.
    Posted 6 years ago by natsumi Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Bump bump
    Love the wardrobe and vanity 
    Posted 6 years ago by Deus Marionette Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Please please please
    Posted 6 years ago by Dr.Maud, Obviously Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Just saw this now, but it is something we have talked about internally. The most likely scenario is that we keep the tools available, but it saves the avatar images and spritesheets to your computer, rather than on the server (because that requires a several pieces on our end one server to generate the images, another to process/optimize them and then storage + CDN).
    Posted 6 years ago by stoot barfield Subscriber! | Permalink
  • That would be perfect, stoot, just like the very helpful save full snaps to computer feature. This is a great way for Glitch artwork to live on with many practical, non-commercial uses for all these avatar designs. Thanks for considering this!
    Posted 6 years ago by TomC Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Stoot, that would be awesome! :D
    Posted 6 years ago by Cefeida Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Yes please. That would be really awesome. I still plan to use my glitch avatar for my other accounts.
    Posted 6 years ago by roderick ordonez Subscriber! | Permalink
  • "Just saw this now, but it is something we have talked about internally. The most likely scenario is that we keep the tools available, but it saves the avatar images and spritesheets to your computer, rather than on the server (because that requires a several pieces on our end one server to generate the images, another to process/optimize them and then storage + CDN)."

    that's something at least.

    unfortunately it would make it much more difficult for 3rd party games and games-ish things to use the system for avatar generation [and possibly pay TS if they start making $$$ with their game].

    better than nothing though.
    Posted 6 years ago by striatic Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Definitely support this! *Bumpity-bump*
    Posted 6 years ago by Darkwoof Subscriber! | Permalink
  • I would love this also and I would definitely pay for it if TS requested it.
    Posted 6 years ago by Elendraug Subscriber! | Permalink
  • it would be nice to be able to use my glitch avatar in other places. i'm sure some people could dream up some pretty amazing stuff to do with it...
    Posted 6 years ago by IxoN Subscriber! | Permalink
  • avatars are good.
    Posted 6 years ago by striatic Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Totally. I want to keep playing with my avatar from time to time pleeeeease?
    Posted 6 years ago by balatik Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Great idea. Fingers crossed!
    Posted 6 years ago by Chelseathing Subscriber! | Permalink
  • bumpity bump bump
    Posted 6 years ago by EgIantine Subscriber! | Permalink
  • something could definitely happen with this, even for personal use only it would be so great. thank you stoot :)
    Posted 6 years ago by goose (????) Subscriber! | Permalink
  • +1 
    I just started playing around with the API more.. agree that it would be great to keep around in some form.
    Posted 6 years ago by Zombie Process Subscriber! | Permalink
  • i would happy with anything as opposed to nothing.
    Posted 6 years ago by coolbettycakes Subscriber! | Permalink
  • YES
    +5 million
    Posted 6 years ago by Osiris ? Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Yes please.  Pretty please with sugar and whipped cream and caramel drizzle.
    Posted 6 years ago by Everybody Subscriber! | Permalink
  • I would love this! I tried downloading avatar animations (angry face, happy face, etc) from a site before the shut down, but ran out of time. Of course they were using the API so I can't get those anymore. So just adding my +1million for this idea, pretty please with bacon on top!
    Posted 6 years ago by FawnFang Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Sounds excellent to me! I was just wishing I had played around with my outfits a bit more, but it felt kind of empty doing so if it would all be gone soon anyway.

    This would go pretty well hand-in-hand with the "turn the site into a forum" idea... Some avatar forum sites like Gaia even manage to turn a pretty significant profit from that kind of setup.
    Posted 6 years ago by tozoku Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Please yes.
    Posted 6 years ago by Hollyhawk Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Yes!!
    Posted 6 years ago by Dr Payne Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Please Please :)
    Posted 6 years ago by Wynella Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Please please! And, @Stoot? Please reply to my emails. Need to establish formal communications between the organization I represent and Tiny Speck if possible. 
    Posted 6 years ago by Fokian Fool Subscriber! | Permalink
  • I would like this.
    Posted 6 years ago by dopiaza Subscriber! | Permalink
  • @Fokian They taking some time off, answers will happen in January I guess

    stoot:
    "The most likely scenario is that we keep the tools available, but it saves the avatar images and spritesheets to your computer, rather than on the server (because that requires a several pieces on our end one server to generate the images, another to process/optimize them and then storage + CDN)."

    I think most people would be fine having their current avatar locked in its current state (rather than nothing), and in that case you'd just need the storage server, right?
    (Otherwise it's complicated for mini-games like striatic said)
    Posted 6 years ago by Lemo Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Agreed with Lemo.
    Posted 6 years ago by Aemulus Subscriber! | Permalink
  • I would really love this! The artwork of Glitch is simply wonderful. Personally, I could spend hours updating my character's wardrobe and vanity. XD
    Posted 6 years ago by Siouxsie Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Yes!
    Posted 6 years ago by Gabzilla Subscriber! | Permalink
  • I wouldn't mind paying a nominal sub if I could get more credits to buy more outfits. It would be a way to generate a small revenue stream from TS's existing assets.
    Posted 6 years ago by DOOMy Nutpuncher Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Yay!  I too wish to use my Glitch for every forum I ever sign up for ever in the future, so this would be completely amazing. <3
    Posted 6 years ago by Shae'lyn Subscriber! | Permalink