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Author Topic: Game comp ideas for Comp May 4th to Jun 30th  (Read 3342 times)

Offline Brucey

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Re: Game comp ideas for Comp May 4th to Jun 30th
« Reply #75 on: April 26, 2018, 04:13:16 PM »
I suggest that the next competition should be a puzzle game where you need to solve "the best way to choose the next competition" problem...

The answer to the puzzle will be the parameters for the next competition.

Each play of the game will have a different result.

*cough*

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Re: Game comp ideas for Comp May 4th to Jun 30th
« Reply #76 on: April 26, 2018, 04:15:19 PM »
You could take some exchange rate or price. E.g. if you go to https://www.coindesk.com/price/ you can see the price of a Bitcoin and apparently it's recorded and stored for some time. You could then say the price from May 4th 00:00 UTC is the hash for your random function. If someone is able to predict that over a span long enough so they actually benefit from it, they wouldn't be on syntaxbomb for a coding competition ;)

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Re: Game comp ideas for Comp May 4th to Jun 30th
« Reply #77 on: April 26, 2018, 04:23:56 PM »
I suggest that the next competition should be a puzzle game where you need to solve "the best way to choose the next competition" problem...

The answer to the puzzle will be the parameters for the next competition.

Each play of the game will have a different result.

*cough*
lol :))

I have a list of categories and I have a base script from Derron which I've added to, so from my side it's good to go ;D - It's perfectly random enough for me and will output three mixed genre's and entrants can then pick one of the three.

Apart from that, knock yourselves out on creating the ultimate random theme generator. Bloomin coders :P
Until the next time...

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Re: Game comp ideas for Comp May 4th to Jun 30th
« Reply #78 on: April 26, 2018, 04:31:29 PM »
Yeah, crypto currency is "random" enough.

You could request some information for the time before - but it seems as if the data is not available "0:00 UTC2 but a bit later.
https://api.coindesk.com/v1/bpi/historical/close.json?start=2018-04-25&end=2018-04-25


@ Qube
Best thing would be if it is "automated" somehow :-) - so creating a forum bot user ("CompetitionButler"), a simple script adding a new post of this user right on competition start (and "availability of the random number"). It autofills everything you need (template texts...). Why? Think of your age Qube, you get older and older, there will be a time in which "they code mostly at night" needs to get replaced with a more approbriate slogan :p


@ Brucey
I know, not the same thing - but your "winner leads to key for next compo" approach made me think about something else.
I would like to see some kind of "interconnection" between the entries - something "shared" between the games. So all of them have a hero/protagonist with the same "history", or are all taking place in the same "universe". So people playing the entries get a special feeling of experiencing another adventure of someone, or similar "aha effects".
Of course this does not work with simple logic puzzlers - you need to add some kind of simple story there to make it become part of that special universe.

In that case contestants would benefit of knowing who will enter for sure - so they could even reference the other entries in the game (a slight bit).
 

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Re: Game comp ideas for Comp May 4th to Jun 30th
« Reply #79 on: April 26, 2018, 06:13:57 PM »
Make a 2D version of a 3D game or visa versa

I like this idea. Very interesting.

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Re: Game comp ideas for Comp May 4th to Jun 30th
« Reply #80 on: April 26, 2018, 06:57:17 PM »
3D Solitaire game?
Not all games allow a 2d-3d (or vice versa) conversion or are you talking about a 3d world with a fixed camera / POV. Ok, I do not know who wanted to redo a solitaire game, but there might be other games not suitable for such a conversion.

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Re: Game comp ideas for Comp May 4th to Jun 30th
« Reply #81 on: April 27, 2018, 02:00:04 AM »
Maybe you can just use this simple system for random selection.
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Re: Game comp ideas for Comp May 4th to Jun 30th
« Reply #82 on: April 27, 2018, 07:11:56 AM »
This is also a PRNG ... Person Random Number Generator :-)
I bet he never lands on the bottles of alcohol.

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Re: Game comp ideas for Comp May 4th to Jun 30th
« Reply #83 on: May 03, 2018, 11:48:38 PM »
I'm not sitting here waiting to see what  the theme for the next compo is going to be - in around 12 minutes. No, sir. Not me...

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Re: Game comp ideas for Comp May 4th to Jun 30th
« Reply #84 on: May 04, 2018, 12:39:50 AM »
I'm not sitting here waiting to see what  the theme for the next compo is going to be - in around 12 minutes. No, sir. Not me...

Lol, sorry, a little late on my side. Posting in about 10 minutes :)
Until the next time...