FBGD Antagonist Competition (Nov 2009 - Jan 2010)

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Postby ShawnLG » Jan 02, 2010 19:04

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Postby Lachie Dazdarian » Jan 02, 2010 23:43

I just wet my pants, Shawn.
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Postby Lachie Dazdarian » Jan 11, 2010 9:56

One week left till the deadline people. I'm eager to hear which of you will be able to submit a playable entry. I will collect the final versions from the links you provide or files you email me on 18th of January, 23:00 GMT.
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Postby Lachie Dazdarian » Jan 19, 2010 6:48

The competition deadline was last night 23:00 GMT. I received 4 entries total. These include:

Revenge of the Bricks by Kristopher Windsor
Download: http://games.freebasic.net/Competitions ... bricks.bas
Screenshot: http://games.freebasic.net/Competitions ... bricks.png

Pac-Man: Ghosts by ssjx
Download: http://games.freebasic.net/Competitions ... osts06.zip
Screenshot: http://games.freebasic.net/Competitions ... hosts1.png , http://games.freebasic.net/Competitions ... hosts2.png

Bowser's Story by ShawnLG
Download: http://games.freebasic.net/Competitions ... sStory.zip
Screenshot: http://games.freebasic.net/Competitions ... owser1.png , http://games.freebasic.net/Competitions ... owser2.png

Slime Quest by ChangeV
Download: http://games.freebasic.net/Competitions ... st_v03.zip
Screenshot: http://games.freebasic.net/Competitions ... quest1.png , http://games.freebasic.net/Competitions ... quest2.png

I will prepare a poll in the FBGD forum in the next 24 hours that will allow the forum members to vote for the submitted entries. The entry with the highest number of votes will get 8 points, second placed 6, third 4, and fourth 2. These points will be added to the points from the rest of categories scored by me. Each score will be elaborated in detail and each entry will be reviewed as a part of this package.

After I announce the winners (in about a week) I will contact them so we can agree on the payment mode for the competition cash award.

If you would allow me to give some first impressions on the competition. I will admit that I'm slightly disappointed. First, there is the small number of submitted entries. And I should point out that one of them is only a few hours effort. So only 3 people during almost 2 months invested serious effort (plus Mitchell's raycasting engine that never developed into a game). I was expecting that the compo theme and the cash award will result in more interest, or better yet, inspiration from the community. If with nothing else, then in the form of unifinished entries or undeveloped concepts. Maybe more people beside Mitchell remained silent but worked on something. I don’t know. Feel free to showcase your WIP and/or ideas now.

Also, I don't think any of the entries truly delivered something original, although all provided enough of the compo theme to be considered more than valid entries. Still, I expected something innovative that will surprise me. Something that would make me think: “Man, I couldn’t imagine an approach to the antagonist idea like that.” This did not happen.

But all in all, we have 4 new FB games, 2 of which are a very nice addition to our entire body of work, each on its own way. I'm glad because of that.

Thanks to all participants and supporters of the competition. Hope to see you with the next one.

Until the results, feel free to comment the entries, here or in the official community voting thread (when I open it).
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Postby Lachie Dazdarian » Jan 19, 2010 7:00

You can vote for the entries in this poll: http://games.freebasic.net/forum/index.php?topic=393.0
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Postby D.J.Peters » Jan 19, 2010 8:01

some links to screenshots are broken.
there is an "," after xxx.png

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Postby v1ctor » Jan 19, 2010 10:57

Vote submitted!

Thanks for keep the FB Games Directory running, Dean, that's one of the reason i began working in FB again - actually, i had nothing better to do atm, but hey! J/k ;)
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Postby Lachie Dazdarian » Jan 24, 2010 20:44

The voting has been closed. Check the link for results.

I will release the game reviews with full scores and announce the winner in about a week. Sorry, I was side-tracked this weekend and I still didn't find time to give the games a proper play. Expect the results next weekend. Thank you for your patience.
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Postby Ryan » Jan 26, 2010 3:19

Aww, crap. I just played through them all last night and was coming to vote right now. Oh well, no big. I think I had decided on Bowser's Revenge, although I wished it would've let me perform partial jumps. However, I couldn't get Brick Attack to compile and needed to test it on my PC, and Pacman Ghosts froze in my VM. : P

Sorry for being tardy... will try to get a more thorough review up.
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Postby Prime Productions » Jan 27, 2010 0:21

Lachie Dazdarian wrote: Maybe more people beside Mitchell remained silent but worked on something. I don’t know. Feel free to showcase your WIP and/or ideas now.


I was thinking about a battlezone reversal game only textured. I was planning on using my software rendered library Useless3D, but I didn't hear about the contest in time to finish anything useful, as the library wasn't even complete.

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