1. Post #1
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    BlkDucky's Avatar
    May 2008
    6,477 Posts
    Game Programming Competition #5
    [SUP][SUB]I think we're up to 5[/SUB][/SUP]

    Theme
    We decided that Arcade is a pretty nifty theme and will go with that, it means you can make a pretty basic game and focus on all aspects of it. Arcade means getting high scores, leaderboards and no stories - easy. Your challenge is to make something which has a clear running theme - as Arcade games do - to make it fun, there is no need to make it 'authentic' looking or sounding.


    Useful Other Stuff
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arcade_game


    Marking Scheme
    Theme [20] - Did it fit the theme of Arcade games or did it drift off into random areas?
    Fun [20] - Was it fun or did you paint a wall and watch it dry?
    Gameplay [10] - Was it playable or were the controls like a mentally disabled house cat?
    Art [5] - Was it beautiful or like looking at a man throw up all over himself?
    Overall [5] - Overall was it effective or just another video game?


    Duration
    January 30th - March 1st
    Pointless countdown


    Prizes
    Dungeons of Dredmor - BlkDucky
    Puzzle Chronicles - @@
    STORM: Frontline Nation - @@
    $5 game of winner's choice - Phreebird
    Ricochet - MallocNull
    Sanctum - Darkest_97
    Nuclear Dawn - The Inzuki
    Humble Bundle 3 - Elegwa
    Renegade Ops - Walker
    GRID - Dj-J3
    $10 - Geel9
    Renegade Ops - Fhux
    Haunted Hell's Reach - Fhux
    Greed Corp - Fhux
    Super Monday Night Combat invitational (x 3) - The Inzuki

    Competitors
    NorthernGate
    MallocNull
    Darkest_97
    BlkDucky
    The Inzuki
    RO
    supersnail11
    NinjaWilko
    Smashmaster
    DoctorSalt
    CrumbleShake
    Elegwa
    ZenX2
    Staneh
    Map in a box
    awfa3
    Darwin226
    Woodcutter11
    AntonioR
    Walker
    Hruhf
    Vbits
    Tortex
    Roald-guy
    Loli
    Naarkey
    h2ooooooo
    Eric95
    bobiniki
    i300
    nick10510
    charliel
    synthiac
    AzLaN
    1996Langley
    Darkimmortal
    thrawn2787


    Previous Contests
    Procedural Generation - http://www.facepunch.com/threads/1105841
    Pong - http://www.facepunch.com/threads/961...tion?highlight
    It's a Coders Holiday - http://www.facepunch.com/threads/104...tion?highlight
    Non-Combat Gaming Experience - http://www.facepunch.com/threads/106...on-2?highlight


    Hall of Fame
    i300 - Won "Procedural Generation" Competition
    Turb_ - Won "Pong" Competition
    Jallen - Won "It's a Coders Holiday" Competition
    Dlaor - Won "Non-Combat Gaming Experience" Competition


    Good Luck to everybody... GO GO GO!
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  2. Post #2
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    January 2012
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    Along with the great game Puzzle Chronicles! I'll throw in STORM: Frontline Nation!!!!!! TWO AMAZING GAMES!
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    Interesting that you say that. Friend.
    NorthernGate's Avatar
    August 2007
    3,378 Posts
    As is always the case you can put me down to try, I'm not 100% sure if I'll finish it, but you know, it's always good to try.

  4. Post #4
    RO
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    January 2012
    90 Posts
    I'm making a game called whack-a-zombie
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  5. Post #5
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    May 2008
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    Along with the great game Puzzle Chronicles! I'll throw in STORM: Frontline Nation!!!!!! TWO AMAZING GAMES!
    awesome

    As is always the case you can put me down to try, I'm not 100% sure if I'll finish it, but you know, it's always good to try.
    k

  6. Post #6
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    April 2011
    171 Posts
    I'm donating Ricochet to the winner's loot. Everyone should have a chance to play this amazing VALVe title.

    Also, I'll enter. Under the probability-defying circumstance that I do win, second place will get Ricochet, though I very seriously doubt this will be an issue.
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    February 2011
    186 Posts
    I've somewhat learned XNA so I'll probably make something. But Ill still get destroyed.

    Ill also throw in a copy of Sanctum, and maybe some amazing coupons!

  8. Post #8
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    The Inzuki's Avatar
    August 2008
    4,584 Posts
    I'll enter too.

    And uh I got a lot of shit clogging my Steam inventory so I'll donate my Nuclear Dawn I have lying around.

  9. Post #9
    RO
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    January 2012
    90 Posts
    In case I didn't make myself clear earlier, - I am entering this competition

  10. Post #10
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    April 2009
    396 Posts
    In case I didn't make myself clear earlier, - I am entering this competition
    You're seriously making Whack-A-Zombie?

  11. Post #11
    itty-bitty pretty kitty
    Dennab
    September 2008
    9,837 Posts
    Put me down, I've got an idea.

  12. Post #12
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    February 2009
    759 Posts
    I'll enter. I only need to think of an idea now.

    Ill also throw in a copy of Sanctum, and maybe some amazing coupons!
    Don't coupons expire on March 1st?

  13. Post #13
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    April 2005
    1,504 Posts
    I'm all over this shit.

  14. Post #14
    RO
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    January 2012
    90 Posts
    You're seriously making Whack-A-Zombie?
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  15. Post #15
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    January 2009
    2,632 Posts
    If I get that far, I might throw my [small] hat into the ring. One question though: I've had a plan to reinvision some classic games in completely new ways: Is that allowable? (I'd build it from scratch)

  16. Post #16
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    BlkDucky's Avatar
    May 2008
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    Yeah do whatever you like, I don't care.

  17. Post #17
    CrumbleShake's Avatar
    June 2010
    2,420 Posts
    I'd ask to compete but I'd probably forget all about this later on.

  18. Post #18
    RO
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    January 2012
    90 Posts
    If I get that far, I might throw my [small] hat into the ring. One question though: I've had a plan to reinvision some classic games in completely new ways: Is that allowable? (I'd build it from scratch)
    my game is a hybrid between whack-a-mole, a hilarios but child friendly fun fair game, and zombies, a hilarious but not often used themegame in games these days
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    January 2009
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    my game is a hybrid between whack-a-mole, a hilarios but child friendly fun fair game, and zombies, a hilarious but not often used themegame in games these days
    :D Good point.

  20. Post #20
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    March 2011
    1,749 Posts
    Do roguelikes count as arcade?

  21. Post #21
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    May 2008
    6,477 Posts
    Do roguelikes count as arcade?
    Add a points system.
    Change one life to limited credits.
    Make it real time instead of turn-based.
    Maybe remove the random levels.
    Realise you just remade Gauntlet.
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  22. Post #22
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    January 2009
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    Add a points system.
    Change one life to limited credits.
    Make it real time instead of turn-based.
    Maybe remove the random levels.
    Realise you just remade Gauntlet.
    Make it four player, realize Gauntlet was great, profit.

  23. Post #23
    RO
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    January 2012
    90 Posts
    im thinking of having a system of insert coin where you put CDs into your computer and when you die it wipes the CD so you have to put a new one in to play, is this hard/posible?

    nevermind I dont think theres time

    more progress on charactars
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  24. Post #24
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    >wiping a cd
    what

  25. Post #25
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    May 2008
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    >wiping a cd
    what
    that part was silly. But the insert CD as coins idea is actually brilliant.
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  26. Post #26
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    May 2008
    84 Posts
    Winner gets a Indie Humble Bundle 3 from me.

    Also, count me in. I'll have time after my last exam tomorrow.

  27. Post #27
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    March 2011
    1,749 Posts
    Am I allowed to use the love2d console (so i dont have to write it myself)

  28. Post #28
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    April 2009
    396 Posts
    If anybody needs a idea, i have plenty. Just shoot me a PM.

  29. Post #29
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    May 2008
    6,477 Posts
    Am I allowed to use the love2d console (so i dont have to write it myself)
    Yeah do whatever you like, I don't care.
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  30. Post #30
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    February 2009
    4,914 Posts
    Count me in, time to make Polybius properly.

  31. Post #31
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    Sleep..
    Or program...
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  32. Post #32
    Slaaf van EternalFlamez.Ik wilde heel graag de laatste Indie Bundle, en ik kreeg deze kuttitel er gratis bij.
    Staneh's Avatar
    March 2010
    4,044 Posts
    Count me in. I will think of something.

  33. Post #33
    Map in a box's Avatar
    July 2009
    6,996 Posts
    Count me in, the amount od time we get is amazing!

  34. Post #34
    awfa3's Avatar
    April 2007
    185 Posts
    I don't think I have time but I'll join.

  35. Post #35
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    Darwin226's Avatar
    January 2009
    4,031 Posts
    Sure, me too.

  36. Post #36
    Woodcutter11's Avatar
    May 2010
    466 Posts
    I'm in.

  37. Post #37
    AntonioR's Avatar
    April 2011
    973 Posts
    Why do you always make this competitions when I have midterms or final exams ? I can't do sh*t in February :(

    Edit: Actually, I might have some time after the 25th so count me in. I will be a running game, hopefully.

  38. Post #38
    Walker's Avatar
    July 2011
    87 Posts
    I'll enter.

    Also I'll chuck in a copy of Renegade Ops for the winner :)
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    Hruhf's Avatar
    September 2007
    574 Posts
    I'm entering, can't think of any ideas yet though....

    Edited:

    Alright I got an idea

  40. Post #40
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    Vbits's Avatar
    April 2010
    1,185 Posts
    Alright why not. I'm In.