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FreeBASIC Game Development => Competitions => Topic started by: Lachie Dazdarian on October 07, 2018, 08:52:40 AM

Title: Another competition?
Post by: Lachie Dazdarian on October 07, 2018, 08:52:40 AM
Hi friends!

Most of you prolly got here via my message/email pointing you to this thread.

I'm planning to organize one FINAL FreeBASIC game dev competition, at least one organized by me, and I would like to check out the pulse of the people who still linger around the community (lingered a couple of years ago), if they would be interested to participate. It would prolly last for about 3 months and be FREEBASIC themed. You know, like a FreeBASIC horse fighting C++ robots. It would be an hommage to FreeBASIC thematically, besides entries being programmed in FreeBASIC.

I am funding the first place prize with 200 USD, and second with 50 USD. If anyone is willing to beef up the prize pool, let me know.

Anyway, would love to hear what do you think of my ideas. It's a chance for everyone to either give their farewell to FreeBASIC, or simply express love for all it gave to them for the past, how many years?
Title: Re: Another competition?
Post by: landeel on October 07, 2018, 10:11:45 AM
Count me in, of course! 
I hope someone beats me this time! ;D

Title: Re: Another competition?
Post by: BadMrBox on October 07, 2018, 10:33:36 AM
I'm in!
FOR THE HORDE! (or any other approriate battlecry)
Title: Re: Another competition?
Post by: Dr_D on October 07, 2018, 12:10:15 PM
Sounds like fun! I'll try... But I'm even more limited on time than I used to be. Can we have teams?
Title: Re: Another competition?
Post by: Lachie Dazdarian on October 07, 2018, 12:33:10 PM
Teams are allowed. And due the holidays, I think I'm going to make it a 3 months things. Ending mid Jan, early February.
Title: Re: Another competition?
Post by: Zamaster on October 07, 2018, 01:52:15 PM
I'm in. This community had a huge impact on my career, my interests, etc... It would feel good to send it off with a final game comp.
Title: Re: Another competition?
Post by: Pritchard on October 07, 2018, 06:41:35 PM
I think I'll actually get in on this. I have PTO in November and December. I could dedicate a few full-time days to this compo. I like the theme. Whether we like it or not, a lot of the Qmunity has moved on. Even if it's not really farewell, it might be the last FreeBASIC-dominant compo we do.

I have some ideas on how we can re-ignite the fire, but honestly guys it's more likely to happen on FBGD.

Lachie has a bit more leverage to do cool things there, and he and I have collaborated on http://games.freebasic.net/ in the past. He definitely puts more time into it, and I'm thankful for that.

I'll add $200 to this if it continues getting good traction. I of course won't be eligible for any prizes if I contribute to the bounty - but I guess that depends on how many other people are willing to put in cash. We can probably setup a transparent voting system if it really comes down to that.

Anyways, an extra $200 would lead to a nice $250, $100, $50 split + two $25 honorary mentions. This is a compromise between Lachie and I. He wants a higher first prize (I assume to encourage competitiveness), and I want a wider prize pool (to encourage participation and feel-good vibes). If more cash comes in, we'll re-evaluate both the prize pool and voting methods.
Title: Re: Another competition?
Post by: nkk_kan on October 07, 2018, 08:03:07 PM
I'm in too. FB was my first language that I was enthusiastic about and learned alot about game development. The community was really great and it made me feel like home.
It has been a while since I touched FB  ::). Participating in this compo should be nice way to remember stuff and a good time down the nostalgia lane.  :)
Title: Re: Another competition?
Post by: gothon on October 07, 2018, 08:05:31 PM
I'm game! ;)
Title: Re: Another competition?
Post by: ssjx on October 08, 2018, 03:14:13 AM
I'm in!  :)
Title: Re: Another competition?
Post by: rdc on October 08, 2018, 03:56:48 AM
I might give it go. Haven't touched fb in quite a while so I won't promise for sure.  The time frame is good though; give me a chance to get back up to speed and squeeze something in my crazy schedule.
Title: Re: Another competition?
Post by: duke4e on October 08, 2018, 05:33:03 AM
Just gonna follow this thread. Haven't touched FB in ages  :'(
Title: Re: Another competition?
Post by: Ryan on October 08, 2018, 08:34:15 AM
HECK YES I'M IN.   8)

And I've already started the game design ... it starts with deconstructing the name, "FreeBASIC", into its component parts: Freeb Asic.  ;)

Looking forward to it!
Title: Re: Another competition?
Post by: Lachie Dazdarian on October 08, 2018, 12:27:29 PM
Since the response to my idea is more affirmative that I expected, I'm officially starting the competition today!
Title: Re: Another competition?
Post by: mysoft on October 10, 2018, 09:34:26 PM
alright... freebasic soul as its best!!!
Title: Re: Another competition?
Post by: mambazo on October 11, 2018, 03:34:51 AM
I wish I had time! It would be a serious blast from the past for me as I haven't touched FB for quite some time. I'm gonna follow this thread though :)
Title: Re: Another competition?
Post by: Pete on October 11, 2018, 06:45:02 PM
I'm really glad that this competition is growing traction!

Should I do a special edition "FINAL" issue of QB Express to commemorate it?  Would anyone be interested in writing something?
Title: Re: Another competition?
Post by: JaDogg on October 12, 2018, 03:18:07 AM
This is nice.. freeBASIC was where I got a true interest in programming...  :)
Will see if I can also participate.. Not sure If I'll be able to finish it in time..
Title: Re: Another competition?
Post by: agamemnus on October 13, 2018, 10:01:13 PM
I am NOT in (unless something amazing happens -- not enough time), but will be looking at the progress here. Thanks to Lachie for setting this up!
Title: Re: Another competition?
Post by: Piptol on October 21, 2018, 07:29:49 PM
Aah, this feels like putting on an old pair of comfy slippers..

I'm not partaking this time round but here to cheer-lead you all on. Go guys, woo!   ;D