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FreeBASIC Game Development => Competitions => Topic started by: Lachie Dazdarian on February 12, 2019, 07:04:48 PM

Title: "A Love Letter To FreeBASIC" Game Dev Competition Community Poll (ROUND 1)
Post by: Lachie Dazdarian on February 12, 2019, 07:04:48 PM
Please vote for one of the entries in the "A Love Letter To FreeBASIC" Game Dev Competition (ROUND 1).

1st place = 14 points
2nd place = 12 points
3rd place = 10 points
4th place = 8 points
5th place = 6 points
6th place = 4 points
7th place = 2 points
8th place = 0 points

The poll will run for 12 days, after which I will announce the winners (hopefully the next day).

Rememeber, the competitions is still continuing with a round 2, ending on March 18th.

Basic Warfare by Boromir
Download executables: Win x64 (http://games.freebasic.net//Competitions/Competition7/basic-warfare-v1.0-x64-windows.zip), Win x86 (http://games.freebasic.net//Competitions/Competition7/basic-warfare-v1.0-x86-windows.zip), Linux x64 (http://games.freebasic.net//Competitions/Competition7/basic-warfare-v1.0-x64-linux.zip), Linux x86 (http://games.freebasic.net//Competitions/Competition7/basic-warfare-v1.0-x86-linux.zip)
Download source: basic-warfare-v1.0-src.zip (http://games.freebasic.net//Competitions/Competition7/basic-warfare-v1.0-src.zip)
Screenshots: 1 (http://games.freebasic.net//Competitions/Competition7/bwarfare1.png), 2 (http://games.freebasic.net//Competitions/Competition7/bwarfare2.png)

FreeBASIC Carom Billiards by 3622
Download: fbcarom.zip (http://games.freebasic.net//Competitions/Competition7/fbcarom.zip)
Screenshots: 1 (http://games.freebasic.net//Competitions/Competition7/fbcarom1.png)

FB Shooter Force by Landeel
Download: fbshoot_final.zip (http://games.freebasic.net//Competitions/Competition7/fbshoot_final.zip)
Screenshots: 1 (http://games.freebasic.net//Competitions/Competition7/fbshooter2019_scrn1.png), 2 (http://games.freebasic.net//Competitions/Competition7/fbshooter2019_scrn2.png), 3 (http://games.freebasic.net//Competitions/Competition7/fbshooter2019_scrn3.png)

Impossible Victhorse by Pitto
Download executables: WIN (http://games.freebasic.net//Competitions/Competition7/Impossible_VicthorseWIN.zip), LINUX (http://games.freebasic.net//Competitions/Competition7/Impossible_VicthorseLINUX.tar)
Download source: Impossible_Victhorse-master.zip (http://games.freebasic.net//Competitions/Competition7/Impossible_Victhorse-master.zip)
Screenshots: 1 (http://games.freebasic.net//Competitions/Competition7/Impossible_Victhorse-scrn0.png), 2 (http://games.freebasic.net//Competitions/Competition7/Impossible_Victhorse-scrn1.png), 3 (http://games.freebasic.net//Competitions/Competition7/Impossible_Victhorse-scrn3.png)

Internet of Evil Things by ssjx
Download: ioet_v05b.zip (http://games.freebasic.net//Competitions/Competition7/ioet_v05b.zip)
Screenshots: 1 (http://games.freebasic.net//Competitions/Competition7/iot_scrn1.png), 2 (http://games.freebasic.net//Competitions/Competition7/iot_scrn2.png), 3 (http://games.freebasic.net//Competitions/Competition7/iot_scrn3.png)

A Love Letter to FreeBASIC by ChangeV
Download: LoveLetter_v1.0.zip (http://games.freebasic.net//Competitions/Competition7/LoveLetter_v1.0.zip)
Screenshots: 1 (http://games.freebasic.net//Competitions/Competition7/loveletter1.png), 2 (http://games.freebasic.net//Competitions/Competition7/loveletter2.png)

simple console TANK by maachal
Download: sctank.zip (http://games.freebasic.net//Competitions/Competition7/sctank.zip)
Screenshots: 1 (http://games.freebasic.net//Competitions/Competition7/sctank1.png), 2 (http://games.freebasic.net//Competitions/Competition7/sctank2.png)

The Secret Gallery by Zamaster and Mambazo
Download executables: the_secret_gallery.zip (http://games.freebasic.net//Competitions/Competition7/the_secret_gallery.zip) (dual builds! - one should run for you)
Download source: thesecretgarden_13C-master.zip (http://games.freebasic.net//Competitions/Competition7/thesecretgarden_13C-master.zip)
Screenshots: 1 (http://games.freebasic.net//Competitions/Competition7/thesecretgallery_scrn0.png), 2 (http://games.freebasic.net//Competitions/Competition7/thesecretgallery_scrn1.png), 3 (http://games.freebasic.net//Competitions/Competition7/thesecretgallery_scrn2.png)
Title: Re: "A Love Letter To FreeBASIC" Game Dev Competition Community Poll (ROUND 1)
Post by: mambazo on February 13, 2019, 09:46:18 AM
Well done everyone :D
Title: Re: "A Love Letter To FreeBASIC" Game Dev Competition Community Poll (ROUND 1)
Post by: mambazo on February 13, 2019, 01:47:24 PM
Note that the dual build zip Lachie has put up mistakenly has a debug build in there (tsg_build1.exe).

Please use tsg_build2.exe instead!
Title: Re: "A Love Letter To FreeBASIC" Game Dev Competition Community Poll (ROUND 1)
Post by: Lachie Dazdarian on February 13, 2019, 03:59:24 PM
It's fixed. Sorry for the blunder.

Also, added download for the source, and fixed missing/incorrect links with Impossible Victhorse.
Title: Re: "A Love Letter To FreeBASIC" Game Dev Competition Community Poll (ROUND 1)
Post by: landeel on February 14, 2019, 09:23:23 AM
Great games! I'll play them all by the weekend. :D
Title: Re: "A Love Letter To FreeBASIC" Game Dev Competition Community Poll (ROUND 1)
Post by: The Car on February 14, 2019, 12:28:01 PM
They all look awesome! Will play this weekend when I get back to my windows machine (on a mac).
Title: Re: "A Love Letter To FreeBASIC" Game Dev Competition Community Poll (ROUND 1)
Post by: BadMrBox on February 17, 2019, 07:29:08 PM
I'll play through them and vote tomorrow.
Title: Re: "A Love Letter To FreeBASIC" Game Dev Competition Community Poll (ROUND 1)
Post by: badidea on February 18, 2019, 05:58:24 PM
My scores (after limited play time):

1st place = 14 points : Impossible Victhorse by Pitto
Although I did not get very far, It looks like a complete game with many levels and enemies. And on-theme.
Only the player control could be better, slippery movement. Due to low frame rate or physics?

2nd place = 12 points : FB Shooter Force by Landeel
Nice shooter, on-theme. Good graphics. Many weapons.
I don't understand all weapons and items. Gets a bit repetitive.

3rd place = 10 points : Internet of Evil Things by ssjx
Relative simple game, but quite funny and nice style. On-theme.

4th place = 8 points : A Love Letter to FreeBASIC by ChangeV
Cool graphics and original theme use.
A bit limited game. I want to walk around in a larger world and find other 'loves' :-)  

5th place = 6 points : The Secret Gallery by Zamaster and Mambazo
Really cool graphics and idea. I got stuck quickly however at some hole.
I don't see the Freebasic theme in this game.

6th place = 4 points : Basic Warfare by Boromir
Looks like a exciting game to play, but I can not figure out how to do things.
Not much relation with the theme. Sometimes crashes at start, in combination with the long loading time, a bit annoying.

7th place = 2 points : simple console TANK by maachal
Too minimal.

8th place = 0 points : FreeBASIC Carom Billiards by 3622
I could not figure out how to play the ball. I could only zoom and rotate. Not on-theme.
Title: Re: "A Love Letter To FreeBASIC" Game Dev Competition Community Poll (ROUND 1)
Post by: dafhi on February 20, 2019, 08:06:36 PM
Internet of Evil Things is engaging.  I struggle to finish even one level!

So far, Pitto's game seems most polished.

Will play others and vote in a few days.

Huge thank you to all.
Title: Re: "A Love Letter To FreeBASIC" Game Dev Competition Community Poll (ROUND 1)
Post by: BadMrBox on February 22, 2019, 10:38:12 PM
Am I the only one having problems starting "a love letter to Freebasic"? It just shuts down after trying to load the music. No errors.

I also have problems with "Basic Warfare". I cannot really do anything but entering into the editor and there I have no freaking clue what I'm doing. Everything else locks up.
Title: Re: "A Love Letter To FreeBASIC" Game Dev Competition Community Poll (ROUND 1)
Post by: Lachie Dazdarian on February 23, 2019, 06:20:35 AM
Hi BadMrBox.

Not sure what to tell you about A Love Letter to FreeBASIC. You are the first reporting an error with it.

For BASIC Warfare you need to have an active server running. What I was suggested was running one instance of the game first, then go to host server and setup one human and one cpu player. No confirmation on that screen. Just leave it as it is. Then run another instance of the game and go to localhost. It works for me like a charm.
Title: Re: "A Love Letter To FreeBASIC" Game Dev Competition Community Poll (ROUND 1)
Post by: gothon on February 23, 2019, 12:40:18 PM
The first several times I played A Love Letter to FreeBASIC it ran fine, but more recently I sometimes get random crashes, always on start up or exit never during game play.  BASIC Warfare crashes when it can't connect (or stay connected) to a server.  The Secret Gallery crashes after it prints "Lode..."
Title: Re: "A Love Letter To FreeBASIC" Game Dev Competition Community Poll (ROUND 1)
Post by: ChangeV on February 24, 2019, 12:25:15 AM
it sounds like FMOD related routine is causing the crash on some system.
BGM loading routine uses dynamically allocated list.
I changed it to simple array. it should fix the crash.

http://www.mediafire.com/file/7ly34hi9u0isf5g/LoveLetter_v1.1.zip/file
Title: Re: "A Love Letter To FreeBASIC" Game Dev Competition Community Poll (ROUND 1)
Post by: BadMrBox on February 24, 2019, 12:59:59 AM
The updated version is working perfectly :)
Title: Re: "A Love Letter To FreeBASIC" Game Dev Competition Community Poll (ROUND 1)
Post by: gothon on February 24, 2019, 12:24:13 PM
I confirm, v1.1 appears crash free :)
Title: Re: "A Love Letter To FreeBASIC" Game Dev Competition Community Poll (ROUND 1)
Post by: Lachie Dazdarian on February 24, 2019, 01:55:26 PM
The first several times I played A Love Letter to FreeBASIC it ran fine, but more recently I sometimes get random crashes, always on start up or exit never during game play.  BASIC Warfare crashes when it can't connect (or stay connected) to a server.  The Secret Gallery crashes after it prints "Lode..."

The Secret Gallery, both executables?
Title: Re: "A Love Letter To FreeBASIC" Game Dev Competition Community Poll (ROUND 1)
Post by: gothon on February 24, 2019, 02:09:13 PM
Yes, all executables of The Secret Gallery so far crash, although the 'debug' build waits for me to press enter and also prints "Loading config file..." and "Creating viewport..." before the crash.  I also tried building the source with compile option -exx and got an index out of bounds error from the compiler on line 125 of puzzels.bas
Title: Re: "A Love Letter To FreeBASIC" Game Dev Competition Community Poll (ROUND 1)
Post by: coderJeff on February 24, 2019, 04:32:30 PM
Congrats to all the entrants on completing their games!

I didn't know what to look for when evaluating the games, so I asked for help from an avid gamer friend of mine, supahdude11.  He doesn't know much about FreeBASIC other than I have helped a little bit with the compiler.  It was really enjoyable for me, to watch his enjoyment playing all the games.  My vote is based on his reaction.  Here's how he scored the games.

A - Runs (Y/N)
B - Graphics (0-5)
C - Sound (0-5)
D - Enjoyability (0-5)
E - Gameplay Diversity (0-5)
F - Controls (0-5)
G - No Bugs (0-5)
H - Runs Smooth (0-5)
T - Total Score (0-35) 


                      A B C D E F G H  T
Basic Warfare        |Y 3 3 2 2 1 5 5| 21
FbCarom Billiards    |Y 3 2 2 2 3 5 5| 22
FbShoot              |Y 4 4 4 3 4 5 5| 29
Impossible Victhorse |Y 4 4 4 3 2 5 5| 27
IOET                 |Y 3 3 4 5 2 5 5| 27
Love Letter          |Y 4 3 4 3 4 5 5| 28
ScTank               |Y 3 2 3 2 3 5 4| 22
The Secret Gallery   |N - - - - - - -| --

supahdude11's comments

Basic Warefare
- extremely confusing and difficult to understand
- good story

FbCarom Billiards
- minimal content
- good physics

FbShoot
- good graphics
- cool weapon system

Impossible victhorse
- good gameplay
- slippery physics

IOET
- neat story
- entertaining minigames

Love Letter
- good gameplay
- screen gets cluttered fast

ScTank
- clunky controls
- neat arcade style

The Secret Gallery
- Unable to run build1 or build2 (on win7 home or pro 64-bit)
- tried disabling anti-virus and running as admin

Title: Re: "A Love Letter To FreeBASIC" Game Dev Competition Community Poll (ROUND 1)
Post by: Lachie Dazdarian on February 28, 2019, 05:26:56 PM
Hello everyone. I collected all the votes and added my scores, and I have the winners. It's just rather late here and I'm tired, so I'll compile a post with results and my comments tomorrow. Thanks for your patience.