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Offline round157

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Re: Next competition ideas ( the great debate )
« Reply #30 on: January 24, 2019, 07:43:34 AM »
My Suggestion: Make a Derivative from the Top 10 Arcade Games Of The 1970's
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For the following list, these 10 classic games are the best games released to and played in arcades between 1970 and 1979. These are the games that made a significant impact on popular culture and the video gaming medium, helping to influence bigger, better games of the future!

1. Space Invaders
2. Pong
3. Asteroids
4. Galaxian
5. Computer Space
6. Breakout
7. Lunar Lander
8. Sea Wolf
9. Tank
10. Death Race


Entrant is allowed to select one game from the above 10 classic games. Not only duplicate. Entrant is required to develop a derivative based on the selected classic game. Entrant's finished game(entry) is needed to be very creative and very entertaining.

Watch this video if you don't know some of these classic games:


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Re: Next competition ideas ( the great debate )
« Reply #31 on: January 24, 2019, 08:07:35 AM »
My Suggestion: Make a Derivative from the Top 10 Arcade Games Of The 1970's
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For the following list, these 10 classic games are the best games released to and played in arcades between 1970 and 1979. These are the games that made a significant impact on popular culture and the video gaming medium, helping to influence bigger, better games of the future!

1. Space Invaders
2. Pong
3. Asteroids
4. Galaxian
5. Computer Space
6. Breakout
7. Lunar Lander
8. Sea Wolf
9. Tank
10. Death Race


Entrant is allowed to select one game from the above 10 classic games. Not only duplicate. Entrant is required to develop a derivative based on the selected classic game. Entrant's finished game(entry) is needed to be very creative and very fascinating.

Watch this video if you don't know some of these classic games:



+1 for this idea too.

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Re: Next competition ideas ( the great debate )
« Reply #32 on: January 24, 2019, 08:58:20 AM »
For what it's worth, I'm also disappointed that the competition is off - though whether I'd have had time to get a decent entry together would be moot. I think if Qube takes the time to devise a competition we should go with it, but then I'm a newcoming part-timer...

I must say I'd missed the subtlety that you didn't have to obey the rules! That does give a bit more freedom, especially if you're not really trying to win.

Just for clarity, was the "2 colours per 8x8 block"  2 colours in ADDITION to background, or just foreground + background? That really IS pretty restrictive (but not impossible!  :D )

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Re: Next competition ideas ( the great debate )
« Reply #33 on: January 24, 2019, 04:21:47 PM »
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Just for clarity, was the "2 colours per 8x8 block"  2 colours in ADDITION to background, or just foreground + background? That really IS pretty restrictive (but not impossible!  :D )
Yup by default the zx spectrum could only do 2 colours in an 8x8 block ( as in foreground and background ) although later down the line this limit was worked around with some clever coding geniuses. Also this requirement was an optional extra for those who are more tech savvy with their coding and could gain them a few extra points during voting. Totally optional but there if they fancied a challenge.
Until the next time...

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Re: Next competition ideas ( the great debate )
« Reply #34 on: January 24, 2019, 04:48:00 PM »
Shouldn't the title read "The Great Debacle" ?

I can't seem to find the original posts about the 8-bit wars anywhere...

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Re: Next competition ideas ( the great debate )
« Reply #35 on: January 24, 2019, 05:06:02 PM »
Shouldn't the title read "The Great Debacle" ?
That would have been more apt :P

I can't seem to find the original posts about the 8-bit wars anywhere...
It doesn't exist anymore. We're waiting for a clear competition theme to appear in this thread :)
Until the next time...

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Re: Next competition ideas ( the great debate )
« Reply #36 on: January 24, 2019, 09:18:59 PM »
Alien Encounter   

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Re: Next competition ideas ( the great debate )
« Reply #37 on: January 24, 2019, 09:32:48 PM »
1. Space Invaders
2. Pong
3. Asteroids
4. Galaxian
5. Computer Space
6. Breakout
7. Lunar Lander
8. Sea Wolf
9. Tank
10. Death Race


I was about to whine and moan that this list could not be accurate as it didn't contain Pacman. However, that game came out in May, 1980, which explains that.

I'm also in the camp that thinks this is not a bad idea for a competition either.

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Re: Next competition ideas ( the great debate )
« Reply #38 on: January 24, 2019, 09:34:53 PM »
The coffin lid opens....  :o

Also, welcome back iWasAdam. Been a while since you last posted. Glad to see this competition has woke you from your slumber :-)

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Re: Next competition ideas ( the great debate )
« Reply #39 on: January 25, 2019, 05:16:20 AM »
The coffin lid opens....  :o
Took a day for the cobwebs to clear but I think I recognise you ;D - Glad you came back.

So... Qube, Why not just reinstate the compo as decided?
For the sake of forum harmony shall we just reinstate the 8-bit wars comp?. I'll tweak it a little to allow more 8-bit fun stuff and then we can get down to some serious game creating.

iWasAdam will produce something awesome, Derron will surprise us with a unique entry, Xerra will create the ultimate 8-bit memory, BasicBoy will create a super cool new experience, Stevie G will once again demonstrate his superior coding and my entry will kick everyone arse ;D - Then a new member will come along and bury us all :P

So, everyone happy to move along, go with the flow and get on with it? :)
Until the next time...

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Re: Next competition ideas ( the great debate )
« Reply #40 on: January 25, 2019, 06:59:21 AM »
Then a new member will come along and bury us all :P

Isn't that what Basicboy did with Maisie bones? I'm not bitter, honest 8-)

I'm cool with going ahead on 8 bit or the arcade classic remake. Both good ideas. I'll have a think for a couple of days if we do run 8bit again then probably go with my original idea anyway.

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Re: Next competition ideas ( the great debate )
« Reply #41 on: January 25, 2019, 07:15:43 AM »
I'm in - possibly a chance to complete my retro trilogy  ;D

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Re: Next competition ideas ( the great debate )
« Reply #42 on: January 25, 2019, 07:42:33 AM »
OK so we liked the concept. lets get it (finally) settled (for the sake of sanity)

sound 3 channels + 1 noise. No samples of harpsichords, recordings, etc. We're talking basic beeps, sqarewaves, etc. think 8 bit lo-fi

4 machines, palettes and resolutions - pick one
Higher resolution up to 640 x 480 if wanted - but original resolution preferred.

Max of 4 colors per 8x8 block (see though is a color) per sprite - no sprite doubling. kudos for 2 colors

bbc micro - 320 x 256


sinclair spectrum - 256 x 192


Commodore 64 - 320 x 200


Atari 400/800 - 320, 192 (previous palette was wrong!)


Qube?

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Re: Next competition ideas ( the great debate )
« Reply #43 on: January 25, 2019, 07:48:06 AM »

I was about to whine and moan that this list could not be accurate as it didn't contain Pacman. However, that game came out in May, 1980, which explains that.


  Pacman was an innovative video game at that time.

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I'm also in the camp that thinks this is not a bad idea for a competition either.

  Since there are ten classic game choices, perhaps a large number of members are intending to create their creative entries.

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Re: Next competition ideas ( the great debate )
« Reply #44 on: January 25, 2019, 07:50:27 AM »

+1 for this idea too.

Yes. You have superior skills in game creation and will create a professional game in this type of competition.