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Offline Xerra

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Xmas theme for competition 7?
« on: October 31, 2018, 05:11:00 PM »
So when's this going to be announced and start? I'm sure everyone fancies knocking out a Xmas game before the end of the year, right? :-)

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Re: Xmas theme for competition 7?
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2018, 05:42:55 PM »
I was thinking about another comp before Christmas but I think we'd get during December an influx of "too busy and can't complete it" posts :P
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Re: Xmas theme for competition 7?
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2018, 06:29:59 PM »
Be interesting to see if anyone else fancies jumping in again so quickly after the last one. Unfortunately, to use the Xmas theme, then it would really have to start within a week or so to have enough time to get it done with a six week deadline. Unless anyone fancies deadline day being Xmas day and coding up until midnight to submit their game in time :-)

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Re: Xmas theme for competition 7?
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2018, 09:10:30 PM »
I was thinking about another comp before Christmas but I think we'd get during December an influx of "too busy and can't complete it" posts :P

I would like to sponser a XMas / New Year competition. But I'm unsure, if there would be enough interest, as it would be BMX only with restrictions.

In short: I would like to add more Spectrum Analysers to my unknown internet radio app = Pocket Radio Player. So instead of hiring a coder, a competition would be an alternative.
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Re: Xmas theme for competition 7?
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2018, 09:17:06 PM »
as it would be BMX only with restrictions.

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Re: Xmas theme for competition 7?
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2018, 09:28:31 PM »
  :(

Sorry that I'm an old dinosaur. I was a moderator for the original Blitzcoder.com forum. I don't have the free time to port my app to other languages / mobile platforms. So every help is welcome.
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Re: Xmas theme for competition 7?
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2018, 10:51:30 PM »
recently, i reminded us about how "hijacking" a thread is not cool.

but here Grisu demonstrates what "piggybacking" is. :)) (will he succeed ? follow the next chapters to know...)
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Re: Xmas theme for competition 7?
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2018, 12:58:44 AM »
An excellent theme can make a lot of people join the competition. Need other themes suggestions?

1. Make a game about numbers or letters.

2. Make a game about 2019.

3. Make a game about SyntaxBomb Forum.

4. Make a game about colours.


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Re: Xmas theme for competition 7?
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2018, 06:13:06 AM »
5. Fireworks (7 days more to code than for xmas ;-)
6. "Changes" (new years eve)
7. Frost / Snow / Winter (time till ~end of january, so "mid-winter" in northern hemisphere)
8. Code (we are a coder's forum - so why not have something "strange" keyword-like)


@ bmx
You can surely create a new thread about it - but I would not "piggyback" on the "official" compo. You could also allow other languages by exposing the canvas via "hooks/pixmap/texture" to DLL/a-files. Also you could expose stuff to LUA, means people could code in LUA. LUA + "own language wich creates a shared library" should be enough to allow various programmers to do their job. Then add compatibility to all the winamp-visualizers and there you go....

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Re: Xmas theme for competition 7?
« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2018, 06:45:04 AM »
5. Fireworks (7 days more to code than for xmas ;-)
6. "Changes" (new years eve)
7. Frost / Snow / Winter (time till ~end of january, so "mid-winter" in northern hemisphere)
8. Code (we are a coder's forum - so why not have something "strange" keyword-like)

Option 7  :D



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Re: Xmas theme for competition 7?
« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2018, 08:13:26 AM »
7. Frost / Snow / Winter (time till ~end of january, so "mid-winter" in northern hemisphere)

7a. Sun / Heat / Summer (time till ~end of January, so "mid-summer" in southern hemisphere)  8)

(It reached 35C today!)

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Re: Xmas theme for competition 7?
« Reply #11 on: November 01, 2018, 12:06:50 PM »
7b "Winter at the beach" (whatever that means for games)
7c "Santa's Summer" (eg. Santa in a classic sommer olympics game ;-))
7d Summer + Winter (RTS: golden sun boys vs cool chicks, Jump'n'run with 2 theme worlds...)

Yet I still want a competition with some "non arcade" games - people here like it and have more experience with it than me, so I never have a chance to reach #1 ;-)
Simulation games, maybe even some "sports game" (am not a friend of it too, but same chances for all of us ...haha).
One could even make the compo "short time framed" if you plan to have the compo behave as a "olympic compo game collection" thing. So all contestants just code a single sports variant (of course multiple "sub variants" are allowed - bob tournament for single, double, ... teams).
That way we had a similar "theme" but with different "results" (some may want a "funny" sports competition, others add blood and gore by cheating alien sportsman ...). We could even add some "fun sports" (santa sleigh bob racing, elfen-glacier-cross-bow-matches, ...). Limiting on a specific "sport" allows to stay in the time frame. Of course it would be cool if there was some kind of "common accessible" highscore/profile system (that way people play all games with the same "player"). This part is absolutely optional as it required either a webservice+API or a DLL (as we talk about windows).




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Re: Xmas theme for competition 7?
« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2018, 01:51:08 PM »
@those living in the south hemisphere>>
how do you explain to kids that santa is going to deliver gifts using his sleigh, if there is no snow on the ground ? is it a flying sleigh ? like an overboard ?  :))
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Re: Xmas theme for competition 7?
« Reply #13 on: November 01, 2018, 02:21:59 PM »
His sleigh can fly ... the same way he can move through chimneys with a belly wider than mine - and this also to homes with no chimney at all.

Now explain what's the difference to "Saint Niklaas" (Nikolaus, Knecht Ruprecht, ...) and "Santa". Then tell them that only in USA (or similar countries) that dude is eating cookies and milk. And hey - in Germany he comes on 24th of December ("Heiligabend" - christmas eve), not the day after.



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Re: Xmas theme for competition 7?
« Reply #14 on: November 01, 2018, 06:10:54 PM »
Bugger. I had a rough idea in my head about Santa delivering gifts from his sleigh, kinda like the old arcade game, Scramble.... Might need a rethink now, lol.

Although I am kinda wondering how a game themed around winter and Xmas suddenly turned into a summer spent in Ibiza all of a sudden :-)