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Offline Derron

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Re: Next competition ideas (The 9th)
« Reply #90 on: August 08, 2019, 09:45:01 PM »
Just have seen a "clickomania"-screenshot in the syntaxbomb gallery ... and got an idea.

"arcade/casual outbreak"
Base your game on a simple casual / arcade game (clickomania, coloumns, mahjongg, solitaire) and bring this game to another genre.
Eg. the inital game looks like a Dr. Mario but in the intro/automated movement the game changes on the first "removal" of a block: viruses fight against the medicine particles invading the environment (galaxy/r-type).

pong: paddles need to get painted in the right color to create points (logic game)


Might be a bit hard to find good suiting ideas but maybe others have some?


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Ron

Offline DaiHard

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Re: Next competition ideas (The 9th)
« Reply #91 on: August 09, 2019, 09:38:45 AM »
Kris, I remember a scenario in Age of Empires where your only hope was to get a man into a boat and sail away from the rampaging hordes, to set up a new empire in another corner, before storming back to total victory... Not so much hard-to-easy, as a lull in the storm...

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Re: Next competition ideas (The 9th)
« Reply #92 on: August 09, 2019, 05:55:28 PM »
Didn't play Age of Empires (shame)...gotta check it out. But yeah same basic concept. Put a player in a position where there is no way to win but have a chance to escape, then collect, build, get stronger and come back and win. And you can make all kinds of games, gives you lots of freedom.

Qube!?

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Offline Matty

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Re: Next competition ideas (The 9th)
« Reply #93 on: August 10, 2019, 06:03:03 AM »
Someone mentioned erotic interactive fiction.....for some reason I think of an rpg styled like this...enjoy.


Offline iWasAdam

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Re: Next competition ideas (The 9th)
« Reply #94 on: August 14, 2019, 08:26:44 AM »
why not have a comp with no monetary prizes  8)

any comp is better than none  :P

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Re: Next competition ideas (The 9th)
« Reply #95 on: August 14, 2019, 05:04:30 PM »
why not have a comp with no monetary prizes  8)

any comp is better than none  :P

It's not the winning but the taking part that counts. Having a monetary prize is good and all that but I agree with Adam that it's not the only incentive. I like the buzz of getting a game out of the door in time and then seeing how it compares to other peoples efforts.

I seem to recall this discussion came up before and got vetoed, or there were general comments about not entering if there's no financial incentive, however. I could be mistaken though.

Offline Qube

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Re: Next competition ideas (The 9th)
« Reply #96 on: August 15, 2019, 10:30:56 PM »
I should be finished with the current mountain of work next week so if members want a competition then I can set one up next weekend?

I don't mind shoving in a prize fund but it won't be £500+ as these comps are costing me a fortune :P

So who's up for a comp even with a smaller prize fund?
Until the next time...

Offline Derron

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Re: Next competition ideas (The 9th)
« Reply #97 on: August 15, 2019, 10:53:35 PM »
Interested yes, but it depends on timeframe, theme ... and what my family is up with when time of the compo comes near.

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Ron

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Re: Next competition ideas (The 9th)
« Reply #98 on: August 16, 2019, 05:34:53 AM »
I should be finished with the current mountain of work next week so if members want a competition then I can set one up next weekend?

I don't mind shoving in a prize fund but it won't be £500+ as these comps are costing me a fortune :P

So who's up for a comp even with a smaller prize fund?

I should be game.  The prize fund doesn't motivate me - more whether I can nail down a concept that's worth developing and fits the theme.  :D

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Re: Next competition ideas (The 9th)
« Reply #99 on: August 16, 2019, 06:43:25 AM »
I've been slacking last few weeks on a game I'd been working on so need a kick up the arse by having a deadline. I'll have a go if I can come up with an idea based on the theme.

Offline iWasAdam

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Re: Next competition ideas (The 9th)
« Reply #100 on: August 16, 2019, 08:10:46 AM »
me me me  :D
depending on the consistency of the custard!

Offline iWasAdam

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Re: Next competition ideas (The 9th)
« Reply #101 on: August 20, 2019, 10:51:03 AM »
How about "dungeon master" like games ;D

Offline Kris

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Re: Next competition ideas (The 9th)
« Reply #102 on: August 20, 2019, 03:48:11 PM »
AlienZ

Fight them, fight with them, fight for them, make them evil, make them neutral, make them friendly. Any alien world/worlds, lifeform/lifeforms from A to Z that is an integral part of your creation will qualify your game.

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Re: Next competition ideas (The 9th)
« Reply #103 on: August 21, 2019, 03:03:30 PM »
Nah! Forget it...

Offline Derron

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Re: Next competition ideas (The 9th)
« Reply #104 on: August 21, 2019, 03:29:37 PM »
"Finish what you started" should not be a competition but more a "mantra".

Why? If you compete with someone who only requires to create some levels for a fully working game while your game is ....only a prototype, then this might become unfair.


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Ron