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FBGD Rescue The Colors Competition (250$ 1st prize!)

Postby Lachie Dazdarian » Nov 11, 2011 0:53

FBGD RESCUE THE COLORS COMPETITION

It's that time in the year again people. Time for another FBGD competition! This year's theme is - RESCUE THE COLORS! Yay!

Now what do I mean by that?

The goal is to create a game that starts in a mock (pseudo) 1 bpp mode, with only black and white color used (no grey shades!). As the game progresses, new colors need to be unlocked/introduced, to a minimum of any 8 colors, up to 32-bit color mode. No restrictions there.

It can be any game from an RPG where you find/release colors hidden/captured by an evil wizard, an action game where new colors are introduced as you advance making the game more challenging in some way, or some puzzle game where new colors expand the gameplay mechanics. Any genre. Text games allowed! Just remember. Start black+white! This is where you enter with clever and original ideas. The only restrictions are, the game has to start in two-color black+white mode, new colors have to be unlocked/introduced gradually or at some point of the game, and new colors have to influence the gameplay and or look of the game.

The competition starts now and lasts till 31st of Jan 2012 (deadline for submission).

Rules and scoring details: http://games.freebasic.net/forum/index.php?topic=524.0

I was inspired for this theme during a conversation with someone regarding color restrictive game dev competition and later after finding this thread: http://opengameart.org/content/tileset-1bit-color

You can find a cool creative commons two-color tileset there, btw.

Questions and announcements of participation are more than welcomed.

P.S.

Donations in the way of increasing the prizes are more that welcome. Email me if interested.
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Postby Destructosoft » Nov 11, 2011 3:34

Someone should make a Wizard of Oz game.
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Postby Landeel » Nov 11, 2011 13:20

If everything goes well with my current project, I'll participate.
It's been a long time since I've been in a game development competition.
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Postby TESLACOIL » Nov 16, 2011 9:07

Interesting idea

I still think a best app competition might provide more usable code for others. Games are cool and all that but it would be great to have a pallete picker app , or a game packer installer. Or a wav format converter app etc

Such tools will aid future development & be a big hit with the community im sure.
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Postby Lachie Dazdarian » Nov 16, 2011 10:05

Nobody is stopping you to organize and sponsor an app competition.
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Postby sir_mud » Nov 16, 2011 11:03

This definitely is an interesting theme you've chosen for this competition Lachie, if I can get my idea focused enough I may even make an entry. Been awhile since I actually made a game, let alone releasing one, but I've had several ideas mulling about for quite some time and I think I've got a good one that will go well for this theme.
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Postby Landeel » Nov 29, 2011 14:24

Does it need to have a title screen? Should it be black & white too?
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Postby Lachie Dazdarian » Nov 29, 2011 14:53

* the entry must begin in two-color (black+white) mode and feature unlocking/finding of new colors, which effect the gameplay and/or look of the game (the menu, intro story can be multi-color)


With "entry must begin" I mean a new game must begin. Multi-color title screen is ok.
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Postby Lachie Dazdarian » Dec 01, 2011 9:22

It's been some 20 days since the start of the competition, so I would appreciate updates or first news on entries, if you haven't disclosed them yet, but feel comfortable doing so now.

For now confirmed entries in development (some I got via email):
ssjx's platform game (prototype released, FBGD forum)
Tusike's breakout game (test demo released, FBGD forum)
Ryan's puzzle game (started yet?)
Lithium's entry (played a prototype, not sure how much he wants to be revealed atm)
FXG861's ASCII entry
Landeel's something (?)
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Postby D.J.Peters » Dec 01, 2011 9:30

I'll participate from 6 Jan 2012 too,

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Postby Landeel » Dec 01, 2011 10:48

I'm working on a platformer. Not much done yet.
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Postby D.J.Peters » Dec 05, 2011 19:06

I've changed my mind and would not participate in this contest.
I started another project without competitors.

http://www.freebasic.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=167246#167246

FreeBASIC: static libs my new soundengine "FreeSound" a new network layer with TCP, UDP and the whole FTP protocol.
Basic4GL: main code with OpenGL syntax color highlighting
Image

Excuse me but I have decided differently.

Joshy
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Postby Lachie Dazdarian » Dec 23, 2011 9:20

Less than 40 days till the deadline!

Anything in the works guys?

A lot of WIP posted in the FBGD forum thread:

http://games.freebasic.net/forum/index.php?topic=524.30

ssjx's platform game (a close to finished version released at FBGD)
Tusike's breakout game (test demo released, FBGD forum, no news for the last 2 weeks)
Ryan's puzzle game (status unknown)
Lithium's entry (engine finished, the game is in the works, demo available at FBGD forum)
FXG861's ASCII entry (in the works, haven't tested any WIP)
gothon' 3D snake game (demo released, in development)
ChangeV's entry (prototype released, but not developed for the last 3 weeks)
Landeel's platformer (tested private demo, really cool!!)


Check it out!
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Postby Landeel » Dec 23, 2011 11:27

Mine is almost finished actually. Not very sure what to do from now on.
I'll only reveal it in the last few days. ;)
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Postby Lachie Dazdarian » Dec 23, 2011 18:45

Never enough of polish. ;)

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