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Offline Qube

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Code a game competition - Win £250
« on: June 19, 2017, 01:45:10 AM »
SyntaxBomb is launching a code a game competition where the winner, voted by the community wins £200 GBP.

The boring rules :

1.. Must be all your own ( or teams ) work. I.E. no copyright media or pre-built game template.
2.. Provide a Zip download with at least a Windows exe. You can include other OS's too if you want.
3.. Source code is optional but preferable ( £50 GBP extra to those who provide full source code ).
4.. Choice of language is totally up to you.
5.. All entries must be in by July 31st 2017 @ 23:59:59 BST.
6.. Prize to the winner payable via PayPal only.

The game theme :

Asteroids...

We want to see your best super snazzy modern day take on this good old classic. Simple  ;D
Until the next time...

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Re: Code a game competition - Win £250
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2017, 12:08:48 AM »
No one interested in this little comp?  :(
Until the next time...

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Re: Code a game competition - Win £250
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2017, 01:53:35 AM »
I think it's a good idea. 

Personally, I'm scrambling to get another project out the door, so I doubt I can participate. But if inspiration strikes in the next few weeks I'll put something together.
Maybe no one has commented they're holding their card close.  :P   

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Re: Code a game competition - Win £250
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2017, 03:12:38 AM »
No one interested in this little comp?  :(
Shhhhh, we're working. :D

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Re: Code a game competition - Win £250
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2017, 05:20:49 AM »
It is a great idea. I might join.

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Re: Code a game competition - Win £250
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2017, 07:51:51 AM »
Brilliant idea - promoting innovation and gaming stuff, I'm also very tempted  ;D

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Re: Code a game competition - Win £250
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2017, 08:28:39 AM »
Oh it's a fantastic idea, I'm inbetween coding systems at the moment, so not sure I can make the deadline - plus I'm on holiday soon.  Just keep it open until there are several entries.
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Re: Code a game competition - Win £250
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2017, 09:27:40 AM »
I would have be keen.

The problem is that I have just purchased Game Maker 2 studio and to get to grips with any language, I always write a Boulderdash clone. I just find writing Asteroid clones, pretty boring. :(

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Re: Code a game competition - Win £250
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2017, 09:31:53 AM »
The brief wasn't a clone, but a 'super snazzy modern day take on this good old classic'.

Besides, people producing games and winning cash seems like a good way of getting momentum with this site, and inspiring others, rather than whining about the chosen game.
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Re: Code a game competition - Win £250
« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2017, 09:47:16 AM »
okay, point taken, Mate...i'm out. Good luck with your snazzy take on a classic.

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Re: Code a game competition - Win £250
« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2017, 10:11:59 AM »
Lol  ;)
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Re: Code a game competition - Win £250
« Reply #11 on: June 21, 2017, 01:46:03 PM »
I wrote a game called asteroid dodge, its on gamejolt (some reason I cannot paste the link in this text box (win 10 phone))

I had it on the google play store and I received a c&D from atari telling me to take it down as I used the word "asteroid" in the name!!! :D

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Re: Code a game competition - Win £250
« Reply #12 on: June 21, 2017, 03:00:06 PM »
Think I should go over the code for the Asteroid game I knocked up a few years back.

@Dabz: Sounds like it was one of those automated bots that sends out emails that big companies use to scans for keywords to any IP they own. Last time I checked Atari didn't release a game called Asteroid and a good solicitor that deals with such things would have blown them out of the water over it. Reminds me of when Apple decided to take an Mexican telecommunication company to court for using the name iFone for them only to get egg on their face when it turned out that the telecommunications company had registered the name a few year before any had heard of the Apple iPhone. I'm actually surprised that Oracle haven't taken Apple to court over the use of the name iPhone. I'm sure that the eyePhone IP from VPL Research would have been transferred over when Oracle bought Sun Micro Systems (who acquired VPL Research).

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Re: Code a game competition - Win £250
« Reply #13 on: June 21, 2017, 03:37:17 PM »
I'm sure people won't use the name Asteroids anywhere in the title, and so much of an update it's not an obvious clone - a modern take as Qube puts it.

I have some ideas for this, but I can't see me getting any time until after my holidays.

A suggestion, perhaps leave the competition open without deadlines - just when there are (maybe) 10 entries?
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Re: Code a game competition - Win £250
« Reply #14 on: June 21, 2017, 04:53:39 PM »
A suggestion, perhaps leave the competition open without deadlines - just when there are (maybe) 10 entries?

That could take forever, or? I am more for a deadline.