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Mini Contest Ideas - FlamingHairball - Jul 19, 2009 07:06 PM

I contacted Carlos regarding this and he said to post a thread. So...

Would there be any interest in some kind of 1/2/3 week game-making contest for the end of July and beginning of August? Alex(ThemsAllTook) suggested a time/space manipulation themed short contest.

Opinions? Ideas? Random Insults?


Mini Contest Ideas - maximile - Jul 20, 2009 03:56 AM

Sounds like a nice idea. It'd be really cool to see what people come up with.

I think three weeks might be a bit too much; I think it might make people feel they'd have to invest too much time.


Mini Contest Ideas - ThemsAllTook - Jul 20, 2009 05:23 AM

maximile Wrote:I think three weeks might be a bit too much; I think it might make people feel they'd have to invest too much time.

Really? Seems like a pretty good length to me. Just long enough to have a polished product (if you keep the scope down, that is), but not so long as to completely lose direction halfway through.


Mini Contest Ideas - backslash - Jul 20, 2009 05:37 AM

And it neatly fits the traditional "21 Days Later" title...
Time manipulation may be beyond the capabilities of current technology though. LOL


Mini Contest Ideas - FlamingHairball - Jul 20, 2009 10:37 AM

Time and theme are very much alterable at this time. And it also depends on how much interest there is.

That said, I think 3 weeks sounds great.

Quote:Time manipulation may be beyond the capabilities of current technology though.

What, you haven't upgraded to Leopard? Rasp


Mini Contest Ideas - maximile - Jul 20, 2009 10:45 AM

I'm okay with three weeks, I've only been around for one week ones so far. I forgot that three week contests used to be common here.

And I think the theme is totally awesome. Maybe someone will come up with the next Braid.


Mini Contest Ideas - ThemsAllTook - Jul 20, 2009 11:19 AM

Hairball183 Wrote:Time and theme are very much alterable at this time.

I see what you did there! LOL


Mini Contest Ideas - FlamingHairball - Jul 20, 2009 11:43 AM

ThemsAllTook Wrote:I see what you did there! LOL

Har, har, I was sitting over here thinking no one would notice. SneakyLOL


Mini Contest Ideas - stevejohnson - Jul 20, 2009 12:15 PM

For the first time in a long time, I'll be sitting this one out, for the sake of my own sanity.


Mini Contest Ideas - FlamingHairball - Jul 20, 2009 02:54 PM

diordna Wrote:For the first time in a long time, I'll be sitting this one out, for the sake of my own sanity.

NOOOOO!!!

*ahem* Really? That's disappointing. We will miss playing your game.

To those who are entering: Would July 25th - August 8th be a good time to do it?


Mini Contest Ideas - Carlos Camacho - Jul 20, 2009 06:52 PM

21 days is good. Theme should be sanity. lol
I hope someone suggests 'simulations' though.
Smile


Mini Contest Ideas - Nobody - Jul 20, 2009 08:30 PM

Carlos Camacho Wrote:21 days is good. Theme should be sanity. lol
I hope someone suggests 'simulations' though.
Smile

No, no, save Sanity for when I've got my Mac Pro and I'm not in Afghanistan. That theme's too interesting for me to miss out on because of this damn war xD


Mini Contest Ideas - Oddity007 - Jul 21, 2009 04:53 AM

I'd be interested to see a challenge using my graphics engine.
It may point out flaws and allow me to fix it. Not to mention show me how flexible it really is. Grin
I'm just tossing it out there.Wink


Mini Contest Ideas - EvolPenguin - Jul 21, 2009 12:06 PM

I do really like the sanity idea Annoyed...
Alex


Mini Contest Ideas - ERaZer - Jul 22, 2009 04:32 PM

Carlos Camacho Wrote:Theme should be sanity.

That actually sounds really interesting... The only game I can think of right now that uses sanity is the GameCube game Eternal Darkness, and it was one of the cooler parts of the game.