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Theme :

Adventure.

For the definition of an adventure game click here. Note - You do not have to include all elements listed if you do not wish to. A small or large adventure, let your creativity flow-ho-ho.

Limits :

Must have a Christmas, festive or winter based setting.

Prize fund :

£500

Competition length :

From Sunday Nov 3rd 2018 to Sunday Dec 23rd 23:59:59 BST

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 23rd of Dec 2018 ( GMT ). No extensions to the deadline will be granted.
10.. Games must be of a complete status and not merely a demo.
11.. 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 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
Download link and OS requirements
Required dependancies
Brief info about your game
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 the Monday the 30th of December 2018 for one week and a dedicated thread will be made and relevant voting information provided.
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Offline 3DzForMe

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Re: Code a game comp - The Great Christmas Adventure - Nov 4th to Dec 23rd
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2018, 11:32:23 PM »
Let the adventures begin .....

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Re: Code a game comp - The Great Christmas Adventure - Nov 4th to Dec 23rd
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2018, 12:01:09 AM »
Are all of you adults? "Naughty Santa" could become an adventure game about little elves, horny reindeers, busty beavers and a santa missing some of his favorite toys (sorry, idea is based on the larry 1-videoclip posted in the other thread).

Am not sure if I could/will take part in the competition - writing an adventure engine is another task which others did before, means either coding it on our own or using a "adventure toolkit" + creating a big bunch of puzzles and assets.


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Re: Code a game comp - The Great Christmas Adventure - Nov 4th to Dec 23rd
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2018, 12:06:23 AM »


Theme :

Adventure.



Hi, may I ask a question? This kind of game is without graphic.

Does this kind of game belong to adventure game? Thank you.


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Re: Code a game comp - The Great Christmas Adventure - Nov 4th to Dec 23rd
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2018, 12:48:21 AM »
Ho ho ho. In case this idea did come off the ground I started thinking about a game based on new years resolutions as I thought it might go to a new year theme. Guess it's back to the drawing board but here we go again then :-)

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Re: Code a game comp - The Great Christmas Adventure - Nov 4th to Dec 23rd
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2018, 12:58:57 AM »
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Am not sure if I could/will take part in the competition - writing an adventure engine is another task which others did before, means either coding it on our own or using a "adventure toolkit" + creating a big bunch of puzzles and assets.
You don't need to create a massive graphical puzzle fest style adventure / RPG :P - Be creative :)

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Does this kind of game belong to adventure game? Thank you.
If it were based within the limits of "Must have a Christmas, festive or winter based setting." then yes. A text based choice game with a story is an adventure / journey and falls into early text based adventure games.
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Re: Code a game comp - The Great Christmas Adventure - Nov 4th to Dec 23rd
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2018, 05:17:23 AM »
Are tools like Twine or Visionaire Studio allowed to be used?

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Re: Code a game comp - The Great Christmas Adventure - Nov 4th to Dec 23rd
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2018, 06:13:41 AM »
I'm in. Lets get coding.
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Re: Code a game comp - The Great Christmas Adventure - Nov 4th to Dec 23rd
« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2018, 07:06:44 AM »
Are tools like Twine or Visionaire Studio allowed to be used?
Providing it's not just asset flipping a pre made game template then yes :) - You can use free / bought media and game frameworks but just changing the graphics of a pre made game template is a no-no.

I'm in. Lets get coding.
Me too ;D
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Re: Code a game comp - The Great Christmas Adventure - Nov 4th to Dec 23rd
« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2018, 07:16:26 AM »
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for the definition of an adventure game click here
so basically :
explore
predefined story / steps
no combat, no running jumping climbing, rather find items, use dialogue, do mini games, solve puzzles / enigmas, to reach others areas / steps of the game

not my type of game, but i will try !
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Re: Code a game comp - The Great Christmas Adventure - Nov 4th to Dec 23rd
« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2018, 07:19:49 AM »
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for the definition of an adventure game click here
so basically :
explore
predefined story / steps
no combat, no running jumping climbing, rather find items, use dialogue, do mini games, solve puzzles / enigmas, to reach others areas / steps of the game

not my type of game, but i will try !

You can have all those elements. The comps aren’t that strict so as along as it’s a clear adventure, then yee-haa :D
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Re: Code a game comp - The Great Christmas Adventure - Nov 4th to Dec 23rd
« Reply #11 on: November 05, 2018, 05:17:03 PM »
My plan is for a text adventure but I'm making it a short game (20 locations within a house) as I'm aware a lot of people don't have the patience for this type of game any more with modern RPG's and first person epic games like Skyrim. However, you do have to concede to modern games to an extent so, providing things go to plan, then I will have graphics for each of the locations and also some buttons/cursor keys option for movement to save the old fingers from too much typing.

Additionally, I want to stick with the simple verb/noun two word system that the early adventures use because I don't have the grey-matter to come up with a powerful sentence parsing function and i don't think this game would need anything more than that anyway.

So, 20 rooms with a main quest, a side collection task for bonus points and an optional task which will award a points multiplier just for those who are going to wonder why the score says something like 50/150 when they first complete it, so play it again to work out what they missed.

Yes, i already have a map and most of the plot / puzzles worked out. You don't think I go to work to actually work, do you? :-)
 

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Re: Code a game comp - The Great Christmas Adventure - Nov 4th to Dec 23rd
« Reply #12 on: November 05, 2018, 06:13:03 PM »
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I'm aware a lot of people don't have the patience for this type of game any more with modern RPG's and first person epic games like Skyrim
A good game is a good game regardless of the format it's presented in :)

Just don't forget the "Must have a Christmas, festive or winter based setting. " :P
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Re: Code a game comp - The Great Christmas Adventure - Nov 4th to Dec 23rd
« Reply #13 on: November 05, 2018, 06:33:47 PM »
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A good game is a good game regardless of the format it's presented in :)

That's a good point.  Everybody has their own idea of what a good game should be, then a game comes out and everybody says wow, it's not a game I thought I would enjoy - but I do!  And the coder makes a fortune.   :D
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Re: Code a game comp - The Great Christmas Adventure - Nov 4th to Dec 23rd
« Reply #14 on: November 05, 2018, 07:05:12 PM »
Just don't forget the "Must have a Christmas, festive or winter based setting. " :P

You're searching for your xmas present on Xmas eve, along with Xmas cards while avoiding the ghost of Ebenezer Scrooge until you can set his spirit free.

Xmasy enough for you? ;-)