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Code a game comp - Virus - Feb 7th to Apr 18th 2021
« on: February 07, 2021, 02:16:50 »
Welcome to our 12th Code a Game Competition.



Competition Length : February 7th 2021 to April 18th 2021 @ 23:59:59 ( GMT )

Theme : Virus.

Detailed description:
  • Make a game based around the theme "VIRUS". This can be anything from being based on a computer virus, zombie apocalypse, bioweapon warfare or even a global pandemic simulator. How you incorporate the VIRUS theme is up to you.

Limits :

No limitations except the time allocated to this comp \o/.

Prize fund :

The prize fund will be hidden until the end of the competition. Members are free to add to the prize fund by sending a PayPal payment to qube@syntaxbomb.com. The amount if you wish to add to the prize fund is entirely up to you and it is not mandatory to do so.

This thread will be updated with those who have donated but not the amount.

Allocation of the prize fund will be :

1st place 50%
2nd place 30%
3rd place 20%

Rules :

1.. No copyright media or modified pre-built game templates allowed.
2.. Game frameworks are allowed as are free / purchased media.
3.. Individuals and teams are allowed to enter.
4.. Provide a download with at least a Windows executable ( or link if a web browser game only ). Include other OS's too if you want.
5.. Choice of language is totally up to you. You do not have to provide the source code.
6.. One entry per person / team.
7.. SyntaxBomb has zero rights to any work posted here. You / your team hold total control.
8.. Prize to the winners payable via PayPal only.
9.. All entries must be in by 23:59:59 on the 18th of April 2021 ( GMT ). No extensions to the deadline will be granted.
10.. Games must be of a completed state and not merely a demo / proof of concept.
11.. No remakes / clones of commercial games are allowed for example Donkey Kong which may lead to copyright infringement. A game my be done "in the style of" but must use original media and not a copy in a manner to which may infringe on a 3rd party copyright.
12.. There will be a one week gap after the comp ends before voting starts to allow members to play the games and for developers to fix any bugs in their game ( no new / additional features ) and re-upload. Once voting commences then no further bug fixes can be submitted until after voting has been completed.

How to submit your game :

Game submissions must be made in this thread. You may link to your external webpage or showcase post about your game. If you have no means of hosting your game then please PM Qube and arrangements will be made.

When submitting your game please adhere to the following format ( if relevant ) :

Game Title
Download link and OS requirements
Required dependancies
Brief info about your game
Any screen shots or video's
Media information ( If using free / purchased media, please state where you obtained said media. )

How are the winners picked :

Voting will take place from Monday the 25th of April 2021 for one week and a dedicated thread will be made and relevant voting information provided.

Get coding and good luck ;D


Current donators to the prize fund :

Xerra ( donated an awesome prize )
Qube ( nothing good to say )
GaborD ( top man, thank you )
« Last Edit: February 07, 2021, 02:22:55 by Qube »
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Re: Code a game comp - Virus - Feb 7th to Apr 18th 2021
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2021, 09:03:34 »
We're under starters orders..... and, we're off ski! Go, go, go.....

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.   Make a game based around the theme "VIRUS". This can be anything from being based on a computer virus, zombie apocalypse, bioweapon warfare or even a global pandemic simulator. How you incorporate the VIRUS theme is up to you.       

Good luck y'all 🏁😎

I've a crazy idea that might involve bikes.... I know, might not come to fruition, its an idea nonetheless 💡
« Last Edit: February 07, 2021, 09:05:15 by 3DzForMe »

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Re: Code a game comp - Virus - Feb 7th to Apr 18th 2021
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2021, 14:55:34 »
Cripes. Interesting topical theme this time.

I had this idea in my head of a game where you're trying to escape lockdown without being brought to justice, but that seems a bit irresponsible with the seriousness of Covid.

Then I thought maybe go the other way and be the guy who's trying to prevent people breaching lockdown but that also seems a bit wrong...

Last thought was maybe being a harassed amazon driver trying to make his deliveries amid a huge backlog caused by the effects of people being locked down and having nothing else to do but order cat food online all day.

But yeah, but no. Although it could be an interesting Paperboy type of game, lol.

So, I don't know. At least we have a bit of time to come up with it this time. I'm almost expecting 3dz to finish west is best by the end of this competition :)

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Re: Code a game comp - Virus - Feb 7th to Apr 18th 2021
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2021, 15:18:36 »
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.... I'm almost expecting 3dz to finish west is best by the end of this competition :)     

I wouldnae get your hopes up  :))

Edit, I'd like to take my 3d cubes version of the 2d life algorhtym, try to turn it into a game might be a stretch though!
« Last Edit: February 07, 2021, 18:01:38 by 3DzForMe »

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Re: Code a game comp - Virus - Feb 7th to Apr 18th 2021
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2021, 22:48:34 »
I told my wife not to expect to see me much until April and I agreed to a few terms like not spending all day at the weekend working on it... Fair enough!

Yesterday evening, while sitting in front of the TV, she asked why I wasn't busy coding. I think she wanted to watch her TV stuff that I don't like. I explained that I had to come up with an idea and she went back to the TV.

This morning she surprised me by suggesting a game and explained to me how it should work. Now that's a first?

So, I have a game idea, a pass from the wife and a few sketches. Time to work out some mechanics and get coding...
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Re: Code a game comp - Virus - Feb 7th to Apr 18th 2021
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2021, 06:49:25 »
@Scaremonger Cool cool, you're good to go with making a game \o/
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Re: Code a game comp - Virus - Feb 7th to Apr 18th 2021
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2021, 17:30:14 »
Started making some early progress on my game \o/

Graphics are amazing too.. Squares :)) Can’t beat a few squares for prototyping ;D
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Re: Code a game comp - Virus - Feb 7th to Apr 18th 2021
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2021, 18:45:19 »
I want to participate, but i want to finish my current project first :-\

i guess that i am going to start mid march...

i already have an idea of gameplay / graphics style ;D
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Re: Code a game comp - Virus - Feb 7th to Apr 18th 2021
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2021, 19:13:35 »
I want to do an action platformer. Am I ok to use some framework code and graphics I started during the 8 bit wars comp? To be clear I didn't get further than a concept in my head with a few days coding and creating some animated graphics. If not I'll try something different. Thoughts?

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Re: Code a game comp - Virus - Feb 7th to Apr 18th 2021
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2021, 19:24:12 »
I want to do an action platformer. Am I ok to use some framework code and graphics I started during the 8 bit wars comp? To be clear I didn't get further than a concept in my head with a few days coding and creating some animated graphics. If not I'll try something different. Thoughts?
That's OK :) It's not like you're just putting the finishing touches to an almost complete game. Also as you can use media both free and paid for then any media you've created / creating yourself is fine.
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Re: Code a game comp - Virus - Feb 7th to Apr 18th 2021
« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2021, 19:54:56 »
I want to do an action platformer. Am I ok to use some framework code and graphics I started during the 8 bit wars comp? To be clear I didn't get further than a concept in my head with a few days coding and creating some animated graphics. If not I'll try something different. Thoughts?
That's OK :) It's not like you're just putting the finishing touches to an almost complete game. Also as you can use media both free and paid for then any media you've created / creating yourself is fine.

Magic ta.  :D

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Re: Code a game comp - Virus - Feb 7th to Apr 18th 2021
« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2021, 10:28:37 »
I would enter, may still do it as iv'e got an idea similar to Carrion, just base around cyber tech and software.
I need to check my calendar though. 8)
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Re: Code a game comp - Virus - Feb 7th to Apr 18th 2021
« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2021, 14:34:36 »
Cool, I am hoping that I can enter this time as well!

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Re: Code a game comp - Virus - Feb 7th to Apr 18th 2021
« Reply #13 on: February 12, 2021, 17:01:40 »
Graphics are amazing too.. Squares :)) Can’t beat a few squares for prototyping ;D

I just have Circles so far and they don't do anything yet!  ???

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Re: Code a game comp - Virus - Feb 7th to Apr 18th 2021
« Reply #14 on: February 13, 2021, 22:51:02 »
3d cubes blah are out.... I've another 2d esque idea coming along..... Might even be finished by the deadline.

 

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