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Code a game comp - REBOOT - Mar 10th to May 10th 2020
« on: March 10, 2020, 06:31:34 PM »
Welcome to our 10th Code a Game Competition.



Competition Length : March 10th 2020 to May 10th 2020 @ 23:59:59 ( GMT )

Outline : Choose any game from one of our previous game competitions and do a remake, reboot, sequel or reimagining.

October 2019, Theme "Mix it up"
March 2019, Theme "8-bit Wars"
December 2018, Theme "The Great Christmas Adventure"
October 2018, Theme "aMAZEing"
June 2018, Theme "Mixed Genre"
April 2018, Theme "Movie and TV"
January 2018, Theme "Retro"
October 2017, Theme "Halloween"
July 2017, Theme "Asteroids"

Detailed description :
  • Choose a game from any one of our previous game competitions and do a remake, reboot, sequel or reimagining. You may choose one of your previous entries or choose one from any other entrant.
  • Entrants may reuse any media from their previous entry but can not use any media from other entrants even if they have given permission.
  • Entrants do not have to follow the theme limitations from their chosen game, for example if you choose a game from the Retro competition then you can do a full HD version if you want.
  • If your choice of game is from another entrant then please choose a different name but include it's name in your post ( see below )

Limits :

No limitations but if you wish to follow the rules of your chosen game / competition then you may do so.

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 not mandatory to do.

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 10th of May 2020 ( GMT ). No extensions to the deadline will be granted.
10.. Games must be of a complete status and not merely a demo.
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 be clearly original 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
Game competition chosen
Game chosen
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 then please state where you obtained said media. )

How are the winners picked :

Voting will take place from Monday the 18th of May 2020 for one week and a dedicated thread will be made and relevant voting information provided.

Good luck ;D


Current donators to the prize fund :

Qube
iWasAdam
Matty
Xerra
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Re: Code a game comp - REBOOT - Mar 10th to May 10th 2020
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2020, 07:40:56 PM »
ok game chosen.   :D
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Re: Code a game comp - REBOOT - Mar 10th to May 10th 2020
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2020, 08:56:28 PM »
Make a remake.

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11.. No remakes allowed. Sequels are allowed but the game must be clearly original and not a copy with different levels.

I assume the rules need a little adjustment ;-)



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Entrants may reuse any media from their previous entry but can not use any media from other entrants even if they have given permission.

I first misinterpreted it as "you can reuse media of the game you remake/sequalize" but it just means you could reuse assets if you redo your own previous entry.


Will have to check out t the entries to see if there are one..or two entries (next to my superb creations) worth of a reimagination  :P.  Maybe Qube's Tank game becomes a Thanks game with peace flower shooting tanks ;-)



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Re: Code a game comp - REBOOT - Mar 10th to May 10th 2020
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2020, 09:16:12 PM »
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Make a remake.

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11.. No remakes allowed. Sequels are allowed but the game must be clearly original and not a copy with different levels.

I assume the rules need a little adjustment ;-)

Hehe, yeah I noticed that.  So no direct copy of the SyntaxBomb game...which was a remake...Makes Asteroids...No, not really I've chosen another game that I really enjoyed from a certain SB Coder.   ;D

But Asteroids can also be reimagined, as in Astral Eye'd.

https://www.syntaxbomb.com/index.php/topic,3310.0.html

Good to see no limitations though (such as colour and resolution).  That does really open-up possibilities, and as for remakes look what Stevie did with a Pac-Man clone in 'Vanarchy'.  You would hardly call that a standard remake of Pac-Man!  Some imagination/reimagining made it something very different.

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Re: Code a game comp - REBOOT - Mar 10th to May 10th 2020
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2020, 09:55:00 PM »
If somebody who never entered before and doesn't want to remake, re-imagine other's previous work can he/she just make a game by choosing one of the previous compo themes to come up with something new that's different than previous entries?

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Re: Code a game comp - REBOOT - Mar 10th to May 10th 2020
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2020, 10:06:32 PM »
If somebody who never entered before and doesn't want to remake, re-imagine other's previous work can he/she just make a game by choosing one of the previous compo themes to come up with something new that's different than previous entries?

The compos are for fun - so topic restrictions are often very "loose". With the amount of linked compos - and so dozens of dozens of entries, you might be able to find the single entry who can "somehow" be linked to your game idea.

So see my "Genus Prime", a game about sending ships from planets to other planets to conquer the universe. You could abstract it to "conquer planets" and make it a 3d scifi actioner. You could make it a "diplomacy game" - heck, even "tic tac toe in space" (to conquer a planet - a single one per level) could be done under the banner of "reimagination".

In other words: if you have a game idea in mind, why not make theming of the game meet one of the "themed" entries? Just think of all these movies which were totally unrelated to some successful older movies. They name some of the actors like the uncle of the main character in the other movie and voila ... connection done.


Of course Qube has lasts word on this so maybe it is up to ignore my post :)


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Re: Code a game comp - REBOOT - Mar 10th to May 10th 2020
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2020, 03:02:44 AM »
Quote from: Derron
Make a remake.

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11.. No remakes allowed. Sequels are allowed but the game must be clearly original and not a copy with different levels.

I assume the rules need a little adjustment ;-)
Lol, yes, I have made an adjustment to hopefully make it more clear.

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If somebody who never entered before and doesn't want to remake, re-imagine other's previous work can he/she just make a game by choosing one of the previous compo themes to come up with something new that's different than previous entries?
Entries should be as per competition states. However for this comp ( as it's so wide ranging ) so long as you can link it to any previous game, no matter how tenuous the link, then that's all good here ;D

Overall though the comps are for fun to get that game coding mojo back :)
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Re: Code a game comp - REBOOT - Mar 10th to May 10th 2020
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2020, 08:57:30 AM »
Hmmm, now where to begin....  :P

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Re: Code a game comp - REBOOT - Mar 10th to May 10th 2020
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2020, 09:43:09 AM »
Just as I was wondering how to spend my free time 'Boom!' Another gaming compo - awesome sauce.....

Now.... what language to choose - I really should dig into AGK2 Studio seeing as I've done next to nowt with it.

But I've enrolled on an Open University micro credential course - Hmm, might have to reduce the old mojo fuel (Bud Light generally these days) to …. increase my coding mojo.

So what to pick from as well - so much scrumptious food for thought  :P

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Re: Code a game comp - REBOOT - Mar 10th to May 10th 2020
« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2020, 06:31:29 PM »
Excellent!  Might give this a bash but def someone elses game.  ;D

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Re: Code a game comp - REBOOT - Mar 10th to May 10th 2020
« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2020, 06:38:23 PM »
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Excellent!  Might give this a bash but def someone elses game.  ;D

Cool, it'll be interesting to see what you come up with.  I started today, I've drawn 1 sprite so far lol.
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Re: Code a game comp - REBOOT - Mar 10th to May 10th 2020
« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2020, 11:35:18 PM »
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Overall though the comps are for fun to get that game coding mojo back :)   

Half the fun is seeing just how much mojo can be re-juvenated with some good old competitive spirit (s), although spirits have their limits! 😁

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Re: Code a game comp - REBOOT - Mar 10th to May 10th 2020
« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2020, 04:47:49 PM »
I'm in, I already have an idea on which previous entry I plan on rebooting. :D

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Re: Code a game comp - REBOOT - Mar 10th to May 10th 2020
« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2020, 06:41:52 PM »
Damn, I've been away for a few days so just caught up here. Thinking I'm up for it but no concrete idea of what to do yet. I'm going to go through all the compo entries again and see which ones played the best for me. Or should I redo one of mine? Decisions, decisions.

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Re: Code a game comp - REBOOT - Mar 10th to May 10th 2020
« Reply #14 on: March 13, 2020, 02:37:37 PM »
Here's a picture of my ship sprite moving across the screen firing bullets with keys for rotating the ship (well it's a start).  I'm going for the 8-Bit Wars category with a reimagining of 'Gravitus' by Morpheus.

Link : https://www.syntaxbomb.com/index.php/topic,5206.msg24608.html#msg24608

Although as per the rules I'm allowing myself to use a different resolution and amount of colours.  I don't have a name just yet.   :)
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