uDevGames 2003

uDevGames 2003 was the biggest uDevGames contest ever held. The successful pool of games and sponsorship from 2002 catapulted uDG to stratospheric levels in 2003. Forty-three developers entered uDevGame 2003, competing for US $27,000 in prizes. Contestants had only three months to develop their games, and all entries had to weigh in under 10 MB when compressed. Despite the pressure, there were some fantastic entries.

Choper, from David Frampton, was later ported to be one of the first games available on the iPhone, sending a uDevGames entry directly into the hands of hundreds of thousands of gamers around the world.

GL Golf, from Jake Leveto, although not a leader in the 2002 contest, has over the years been updated very regularly and become a surprisingly popular and successful shareware game.

Winners

Best Overall Game

  1. Argonaut—2149, by Holmes Futrell
  2. Chopper, by David Frampton
  3. Primate Plunge, by Joseph Humfrey
  4. Tower of Tears, by Charles Goran
  5. Lightning’s Shadow, by David Rosen

Editor’s Choice

  • GL Golf, by Jake Leveto

Gameplay

  1. Chopper, by David Frampton
  2. Lightning’s Shadow, by David Rosen
  3. Argonaut—2149, by Holmes Futrell
  4. Primate Plunge, by Joseph Humfrey
  5. World to Conquer, by Northern Bytes Software

Graphics

  1. Argonaut—2149, by Daniel Labriet
  2. Tower of Tears, by Charles Goran
  3. Chopper, by David Frampton
  4. Tank World, by David Drew
  5. Yoink, by Neil Carter

Originality

  1. Yoink, by Neil Carter
  2. Terraforma, by Hank Devos
  3. Dig It! by Lee Bond, Charles Hwang & Kemal Yun
  4. Druid, by Miles de la Hunty
  5. Primate Plunge, by Joseph Humfrey

Polish

  1. Argonaut—2149, by Holmes Futrell
  2. Chopper, by David Frampton
  3. Primate Plunge, by Joseph Humfrey
  4. Adventures on Pirate Isle, by Rocco Bowling
  5. Gaichu, by Dustin Westphal

Sound and Music

  1. Argonaut—2149, by Miyaka Cochrane
  2. Tower of Tears, by Charles Goran
  3. Lightning’s Shadow, by David Rosen
  4. Chopper, by David Frampton
  5. Primate Plunge, by Jens Nilsson & Shigeki Miyashita

The Schedule

Official start of uDevGame 2003: August 4, 2003
Deadline for new entries, Entry Fee: October 24, 2003
Source Files due: November 3, 2003
Voting begins: November 5, 2003
Voting ends: November 19, 2003
Postmortems from winners due: November 25, 2003
Announcement of winners: December 1, 2003

uDevGames 2011

Convergence — Best Gameplay
Kung Fu Killforce — Best Overall Game, Best Audio, Best Presentation
Flying Sweeden — Best Graphics, Most Original
Time Goat — Best Story