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New Triannual Game Design Competition Has Begun

on: January 08, 2007, 01:34:03 pm
Over at 2dgamers.zapto.org I am having a game design competition 3 times a year. This gives the designer 4 months to complete his/her entry. I feel this much time is necessary to make a good entry. If anyone here is interested in making a game and entering the competition, you are welcome to do so.

The rules are as follows:

Theme: True Love

Playing window size: [Full Screen or an option to do Full Screen] 640 x 480 (unlimited colors)

File size restriction: Less than 10MB

Levels or Rooms required: Must have at least 4

Teams: No teams! (Must be done by yourself... to keep things fair.)

Ripped Backgrounds: No
Ripped Sprites: No
Ripped Animation: No
Ripped Music: Yes (If you want to.)

Awarded to the Winner:
- Choice of how the next competition is setup on MAY 1st
- Added to the main page as a headline success story.
- And a surprise....  ;)

So get started everyone, you only have 4 months!!!

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Re: New Triannual Game Design Competition Has Begun

Reply #1 on: January 08, 2007, 02:55:06 pm
What's the point of limiting resolution to just 640x480?

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Re: New Triannual Game Design Competition Has Begun

Reply #2 on: January 09, 2007, 12:52:34 am
i was thinking the same thing.  care to explain?

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Re: New Triannual Game Design Competition Has Begun

Reply #3 on: January 09, 2007, 04:20:21 am
I'm thinking a Romeo and Juliet platform shooter... time to get to spriting.

Also, yeah, what's up with the res?

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Re: New Triannual Game Design Competition Has Begun

Reply #4 on: January 09, 2007, 07:04:34 am
Well the 640 x 480 res. was a restriction I thought would be a challenge. Most people like to make the traditional 320 x 240 res., so I bumped it up. I really didn't put too much thought into the rules, really just threw them together and called it good.  ;)

Besides, 640 x 480 isn't that bad is it? We are talking about viewable res., not actual. So if you are making a huge platform scene, you can use a much larger background, just so long as 640 x 480 is the only size showing.  Does that make more sense? :P 

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Re: New Triannual Game Design Competition Has Begun

Reply #5 on: January 09, 2007, 07:04:18 pm
Or you could just make it 320x240 and use the engine to double the pixels. I think going too high on the resolution will make the pixel art loose some of it's charm.

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Re: New Triannual Game Design Competition Has Begun

Reply #6 on: January 09, 2007, 08:16:43 pm
640x480 is a massive screen to fill in terms of one pixel-artist doing the whole game graphics.

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Re: New Triannual Game Design Competition Has Begun

Reply #7 on: January 10, 2007, 01:08:21 am
Sorry everyone... It will be a challenge to make 4 rooms/scenes in 640 x 480, that was the point. But you do have 4 months to make the game so it shouldn't be too rough? The game that inspired this size was Monkey Island 3.  :lol:

I hope many of you decide to join anyway to take on this huge endeavor?

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Re: New Triannual Game Design Competition Has Begun

Reply #8 on: January 10, 2007, 08:30:30 am
Well, while I think the set resolution is a tad big, there should be no reason for people to be whining about it and indirectly trying to convince for a change.
If you dont like the rules and guidelines of it, simply don't participate. Just as easy as that.
So, enough comments about the size.

But good luck to whoever is taking part in it.
« Last Edit: January 10, 2007, 08:46:57 am by Panda »

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Re: New Triannual Game Design Competition Has Begun

Reply #9 on: January 10, 2007, 04:01:01 pm
Well, while I think the set resolution is a tad big, there should be no reason for people to be whining about it and indirectly trying to convince for a change.
If you dont like the rules and guidelines of it, simply don't participate. Just as easy as that.
So, enough comments about the size.

But good luck to whoever is taking part in it.

Who said we were whining / wanting a change.  I was merely giving my opinion to perhaps help him get more interest.

Besides, im no coder and wouldnt be able to participate anyway  :'(