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General Category => Game Coding Competitions => Topic started by: Qube on October 22, 2018, 12:11:11 AM

Title: Voting time - The aMAZEing code a game comp - Sept 1st to Oct 14th
Post by: Qube on October 22, 2018, 12:11:11 AM
It's time to vote in the aMAZEing themed game competition - Sep 1st to Oct 14th 2018

11 shiny new games to play and vote for your favourites ;D

If you are voting then please do take the time to play each game in order to keep the voting fair and in the good spirit of the gaming comps.

Voting rules :

1.. State your favourite three games in 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.
2.. You are not allow to submit any updates to your game until after voting has closed. Only the version uploaded before voting started can be used. *
3.. Voting must only be done in this thread.
4.. You can not vote for your own game.
5.. Members with less than 10 posts can not vote unless they themselves have submitted a game for the comp.

* Members who have uploaded bug fixed versions of their games please make sure the latest download version is linked in the post of your game from the list below ( just in case some members have not downloaded / played your entry yet ).

Vote Example :

1st Game A
2nd Game B
3rd Game C

Prize? :

Although there was not a prize fund for this competition. The winner will get a small monetary prize via PayPal.

Voting time :

Voting takes place from now and will close on Oct 28th @ 23:59:59 GMT.

The games ( in order of submission ) :

Title / Author : Young Prince by Matty
Link : http://www.mattiesgames.com/youngprince/

Title / Author : Maze Escape by GW
Link : https://www.syntaxbomb.com/index.php/topic,4949.0.html

Title / Author : MineBlast by TomToad
Link : https://www.syntaxbomb.com/index.php/topic,4950.0.html

Title / Author : A Knight's Maze by therevills
Link : https://www.syntaxbomb.com/index.php/topic,4906.msg19941.html#msg19941 / https://therevillsgames.itch.io/a-knights-maze

Title / Author : Vanarchy by STEVIE G
Link : https://www.syntaxbomb.com/index.php/topic,4887.msg19964.html#msg19964 / https://stevieg.itch.io/vanarchy

Title / Author : TankMania by Qube
Link : https://www.syntaxbomb.com/index.php/topic,4953.msg19977.html

Title / Author : Crazy Dram by Holzchopf
Link : https://www.syntaxbomb.com/index.php/topic,4954.msg19984.html

Title / Author : Maizie Bones by BasicBoy
Link : https://www.syntaxbomb.com/index.php/topic,4956.0.html

Title / Author : Maze Raider by Derron
Link : https://www.syntaxbomb.com/index.php/topic,4887.msg19992.html#msg19992

Title / Author : Rock-n-Roll by Morpheus
Link : https://www.syntaxbomb.com/index.php/topic,4887.msg19994.html#msg19994 / https://conceptalpha.itch.io/rock-n-roll

Title / Author : Rockman by Xerra
Link : https://xerra.itch.io/rockman

Good luck to all those that entered :)
Title: Re: Voting time - The aMAZEing code a game comp - Sept 1st to Oct 14th
Post by: Naughty Alien on October 22, 2018, 01:15:30 AM
1)Maze Raider
2)Maizie Bones
3)Young Prince
Title: Re: Voting time - The aMAZEing code a game comp - Sept 1st to Oct 14th
Post by: RemiD on October 22, 2018, 03:28:30 PM
1->Maizie Bones
2->Tank mania
3->Maze Raider
Title: Re: Voting time - The aMAZEing code a game comp - Sept 1st to Oct 14th
Post by: BasicBoy on October 22, 2018, 05:40:37 PM
1) Vanarchy
2) Young Prince
3) Rockman

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As always, it's so difficult to judge the entries in a fair and meaningful way.  I have given all of the entries what I believe was a proper play (minimum ~20 minutes, maximum ~2 hours). I had little or no trouble running any of them on my Windows 10, Intel Core-i7 laptop PC.

Well done and good luck to all my fellow participants.


BasicBoy.
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Title: Re: Voting time - The aMAZEing code a game comp - Sept 1st to Oct 14th
Post by: Steve Elliott on October 22, 2018, 06:26:57 PM
1) Maizie Bones.
2) Vanarchy.
3) Rockman.

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As always, it's so difficult to judge the entries in a fair and meaningful way.

Definitely, such a high standard once again...I always base my decision on gameplay, the probability that I'll want to re-play the game, lack of bugs and some techinical finesse.

For me personally (I know we only have a limited time to complete) but a buggy game scores very low for me, no matter the complexity or potential.
Title: Re: Voting time - The aMAZEing code a game comp - Sept 1st to Oct 14th
Post by: 3DzForMe on October 22, 2018, 08:29:28 PM
My votes:

1) Vanarchy
2) Maisie Bones
3) Rockman

These three were 32 bit compatible... Which kinda helped on my 32-bit machine. Level of entries very high, Vanarchy made me realise my aging fingers aren't to cursor key friendly ;)
Title: Re: Voting time - The aMAZEing code a game comp - Sept 1st to Oct 14th
Post by: Derron on October 22, 2018, 10:10:22 PM
These three were 32 bit compatible... Which kinda helped on my 32-bit machine.

So how did you play the other entries? I provided a "Maze_Raider.Win32.exe" btw - not able to run that? (please reply to this in my Maze Raider thread to not furtherly derail this vote-thread).
Hope you played all other games as else votes would be a bit hmm "limited/biased" ;-).


Time to play all the submitted gems so my vote can come in too.

bye
Ron
Title: Re: Voting time - The aMAZEing code a game comp - Sept 1st to Oct 14th
Post by: 3DzForMe on October 22, 2018, 11:24:39 PM
Yes, tried all the games at the very least once, I'd to use 7zip to extract the games that weren't online, I bought a license for winrar an aeon ago but that died with an old PC. I'll refer to my test schedule for the scores on the doors tomorrow, I'll reply as requested on your thread if the .32 version worked or not, I'd have thought I would've ran a 32 version, apologies if I missed it. I gave marks out of 10 for sound, UI, gameplay and graphics. I didn't see anywhere specifying you had to have a 64 bit machine or you couldn't judge what was at the very least compatible with your rig. One game reported an NSIS scripting issue..... Hey ho, my votes are there anyway. I do recall relishing trying Maze Raider from the screen grabs, hope it works tomorrow.

(Edit) Maizie Bones worked after restarting my clunky computer, the 32 bit version, plz consider trying this if the executable seems to do nowt. Again, well done to all competitors :)
Title: Re: Voting time - The aMAZEing code a game comp - Sept 1st to Oct 14th
Post by: TomToad on October 23, 2018, 06:12:32 PM
1. Maisie Bones
2. Vanarchy
3. TankMania
Title: Re: Voting time - The aMAZEing code a game comp - Sept 1st to Oct 14th
Post by: Qube on October 23, 2018, 06:37:00 PM
1st Maizie Bones
2nd Vanarchy
3rd Maze Raider
Title: Re: Voting time - The aMAZEing code a game comp - Sept 1st to Oct 14th
Post by: Xerra on October 23, 2018, 09:21:35 PM
I'm going with:

1 - Rock'N'Roll
2 - Maisie Bones
3 - Maze Raider

I was so close to putting Vanarchy in number 3 but I just liked what Derron had done with Maze Raider too much. Also Maisie Bones was almost my winner but I came back to play Rock'N'Roll much more to complete the game, so I went with my gut.
Title: Re: Voting time - The aMAZEing code a game comp - Sept 1st to Oct 14th
Post by: therevills on October 24, 2018, 05:06:27 AM
So hard just to pick the top 3 games... but if you twist my arm...

1. Young Prince
2. Maizie Bones
3. Maze Escape

Top job by all!
Title: Re: Voting time - The aMAZEing code a game comp - Sept 1st to Oct 14th
Post by: STEVIE G on October 24, 2018, 06:28:13 AM
1st Maisie Bones
2nd Maze Raider
3rd Crazy Dram

Fantastic efforts for just 6 weeks!!
Title: Re: Voting time - The aMAZEing code a game comp - Sept 1st to Oct 14th
Post by: Xerra on October 24, 2018, 11:08:11 AM
For those of you who are interested in the votes so far without counting them up manually. Part of my job is data analysis so I do stuff like this all the time. This is how it stands so far based but ignore the points total as I just allocate 15,10 and 5 into a total so I can sort high to low quickly.

Title: Re: Voting time - The aMAZEing code a game comp - Sept 1st to Oct 14th
Post by: Holzchopf on October 24, 2018, 05:24:39 PM
1st Vanarchy
2nd Maze Raider
3rd Maizie Bones
Title: Re: Voting time - The aMAZEing code a game comp - Sept 1st to Oct 14th
Post by: STEVIE G on October 24, 2018, 05:32:48 PM
For those of you who are interested in the votes so far without counting them up manually. Part of my job is data analysis so I do stuff like this all the time. This is how it stands so far based but ignore the points total as I just allocate 15,10 and 5 into a total so I can sort high to low quickly.

I think all the other comps used 100, 50 and 25 pts which may change the order from 2nd onwards.  I reckon we have a clear winner already though  :D
Title: Re: Voting time - The aMAZEing code a game comp - Sept 1st to Oct 14th
Post by: Morpheus on October 24, 2018, 06:31:47 PM
1 - Rockman
2 - Maisie Bones
3 - Maze Raider

Some really good games again! Well done everyone that took part.
Title: Re: Voting time - The aMAZEing code a game comp - Sept 1st to Oct 14th
Post by: Xerra on October 24, 2018, 11:21:10 PM
Applying Stevie's logic, which is what has applied to the previous competitions, here's how it looks now then.

Title: Re: Voting time - The aMAZEing code a game comp - Sept 1st to Oct 14th
Post by: Qube on October 25, 2018, 06:01:03 AM
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Applying Stevie's logic, which is what has applied to the previous competitions, here's how it looks now then.
Hmm, something is wrong. My entry should be way out in 1st :P ;D
Title: Re: Voting time - The aMAZEing code a game comp - Sept 1st to Oct 14th
Post by: chalky on October 25, 2018, 03:14:34 PM
1. Vanarchy
2. Crazy Dram
3. Maizie Bones
Title: Re: Voting time - The aMAZEing code a game comp - Sept 1st to Oct 14th
Post by: Derron on October 28, 2018, 07:48:49 PM
Hello, this is Chemnitz calling - here our my votes:

#1 - Crazy Dram by Holzchopf
#2 - Vanarchy by STEVIE G
#3 - TankMania by Qube

Rock n Roll would have a good chance to reach top 3 if the soundtrack was a self-created music score (as it is preeetty cool! Thanks to Christopher Huelsbeck - or more Ramiro Vaca?!)
Crazy Dram did not look as good as TankMania or Vanarchy but it provided - for me - the most enjoyable gameplay (which even allows to not require music). In other words: If I were to remake a polished game out of the competition: it would have been Crazy Dram.


All in all: good job all contestants and may the next competition show how much we all improved since today.

PS: Seems we experience a low amount of voters this time... a pity.

bye
Ron
Title: Re: Voting time - The aMAZEing code a game comp - Sept 1st to Oct 14th
Post by: Xerra on October 28, 2018, 10:31:15 PM
Assuming we're at the last vote now, this is how I've calculated it. I'd recommend a double-check just in case I did miss something.

Title: Re: Voting time - The aMAZEing code a game comp - Sept 1st to Oct 14th
Post by: Qube on October 29, 2018, 12:07:34 AM
Voting is closed ;D