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Author Topic: Some good news. Suggestions wanted.  (Read 5195 times)

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Some good news. Suggestions wanted.
« on: September 16, 2012, 07:08:09 AM »
I got a paid ad running on the main page again and 4 back payments, which makes me fully ready to organize and sponsor with 200 $ 1st prize (some of it is from my pocket) yet another FBGD game making competition. Not sure when I will start it, but not before November. I'm looking for additional sponsors if you want to help making the 1st and 2nd prize really interesting, as well as ideas for the competition theme. Post either here or email me.

Cheers!
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Re: Some good news. Suggestions wanted.
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2012, 10:16:20 AM »
Donate button is up and running: http://games.freebasic.net/
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Re: Some good news. Suggestions wanted.
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2012, 06:26:42 PM »
Any idea what the theme will be yet?  (I guess you won't say until November though, durp)

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Re: Some good news. Suggestions wanted.
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2012, 11:09:50 PM »
Beside one that I'm not super keen about, I'm looking for suggestions.
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Re: Some good news. Suggestions wanted.
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2012, 08:40:41 PM »
Ride The Rocket


(It's all I got ATM  ;D)

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Re: Some good news. Suggestions wanted.
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2012, 06:25:50 AM »
Beat'em up?

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Re: Some good news. Suggestions wanted.
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2012, 08:40:35 AM »
I think a beat em up is a way too demanding genre for hobbyist game developers, especially in time limit competition. I would like to try with a less discouraging theme and maybe more generic. Less genre restricting, but more theme/controls/mechanics oriented.
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Re: Some good news. Suggestions wanted.
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2012, 02:28:37 PM »
How long do you intend to make the competition?

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Re: Some good news. Suggestions wanted.
« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2012, 02:53:24 PM »
From 2-3 months. The usual.
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Re: Some good news. Suggestions wanted.
« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2012, 10:23:03 PM »
How about "catch the milk man", or "fun with nukes".  I think those would be good themes.

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Re: Some good news. Suggestions wanted.
« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2012, 09:04:17 AM »
Bouncing off SMC's idea, explosions!